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Netbooting a FAS and AFF Controller in ONTAP 9

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • FAS2200, FAS2500, FAS3200, FAS6200, FAS/AFF8000
  • FAS26x0, FAS27x0, FAS8200, FAS9000,
  • AFF200, AFF300, AFF320, AFF700, AFF800

Description

  • This article describes the procedure to install a new bootable image on the Boot Device in Data ONTAP 9.1 and later.
  • Data ONTAP 9.x uses the netboot procedure to boot a version of ONTAP residing on a remote web server.
  • The netboot procedure will allow a controller to boot to the Data ONTAP boot menu.
  • From the boot menu the install option can be used to install new software to the Boot Device (CF card).
Warning: This article is used to Netboot ONTAP. This procedure is not applicable to NetBoot Data ONTAP 7G or Data ONTAP 7-Mode. Specifically, the environment variable 'setenv bootarg.init.boot_clustered true' should not be run on a Data ONTAP 7-Mode system.

 

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