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System is at high risk of unexpected behavior if dynamically qualified drives are detected

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Disk Drives


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In certain scenarios resources like Hardware Universe or the disk fw download page will show a current version of ONTAP as supported with a drive type however the following symptoms could be seen:

  • Drive type not reporting the appropriate size.
  • Drives not being partitioned appropriately and used as spares to replace failing data drive partitions
  • Drives marked as "dynamically qualified: yes" when reviewed via the (7-mode or nodeshell) storage show disk or (cluster) storage disk show -error-type qualfail commands.


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