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Debug: Error: Account not configured to connect in this manner - Controller Head upgrade

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Controller (head) upgrade using system controller replace commands


  1. Error when following one of the "system controller replace" procedures in Upgrade by moving aggregates on systems running ONTAP 9.8 and later: :

cluster1::*> system controller replace show
Node             Status                   Error-Action
---------------- ------------------------ ------------------------------------
cluster1-01      Paused-on-error          Error on node cluster1-01. Reason: Error in modifying bootarg.head.ontapupgrade..
cluster1-02      None
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  1. Mgwd.log will report

Wed Oct 04 2023 10:55:09 +02:00 [kern_mgwd:info:2302] Executing command: /sbin/ngsh -c set diag; node run -node NODE1 -command bootargs set bootarg.head.ontapupgrade true ; [NDO_LOG at src/common/ in 'run_command']
Wed Oct 04 2023 10:55:09 +02:00 [kern_mgwd:info:2302] Debug: Error: Account not configured to connect in this manner.
 Wed Oct 04 2023 10:55:09 +02:00 [kern_mgwd:error:2302] Getting bootarg failed. Error: 0 - :. ; [NDO_LOG at src/common/ in 'run_command']
 Wed Oct 04 2023 10:55:09 +02:00 [kern_mgwd:info:2302] Unable to set bootarg.head.ontapupgrade flag.; [NDO_LOG at src/common/ in 'create_imp']

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