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How to perform a graceful shutdown and power up of one HA pair in a 4+ node cluster

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • 4-node or larger cluster
  • AFF Systems
  • FAS Systems
  • Excludes MetroCluster configurations


This procedure is for halting one HA pair in a 4-node or larger cluster, only.


This procedure outlines the temporary shutdown of an HA pair with the expectation the HA pair is powered back on and returned to health within the cluster.  If the nodes are to be permanently removed from the cluster, then follow the Removing nodes from the cluster procedure, instead.

Several events might require a graceful shutdown of ONTAP equipment such as:

  • Scheduled site power outage
  • Data center-wide maintenance
  • Physical system move
  • Preparation for future re-purposing of equipment
Prior to shutdown
(Best practices)
Identifying hardware components

The ONTAP system is comprised of one or more of the following components. Use the following links for helpful details and images to assist onsite personnel with locating and identifying the equipment.




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