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FAS9000 or AFF A700 boots successfully or unsuccessfully with unsupported NVRAM DIMM messages

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Applies to

  • FAS9000
  • AFF A700
  • ONTAP 9.1 and later

Issue

  • Either node boots up successfully but with the following message:

[nvram.hw.initFail:CRITICAL]: NVRAM hardware initialization failed: DIMM0 has unsupported 2 rank DIMM 32 GB. Replace the NV-DIMM.

  • Or node fails to boot and halts at LOADER prompt with following message:

[nvram.hw.initFail:CRITICAL]: NVRAM hardware initialization failed: DIMM0 has unsupported 2 rank DIMM 32 GB. Replace the NV-DIMM.
[localhost:nv.none:EMERGENCY]: No NV device has been detected.
Uptime: 2m16s
System halting...

 

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