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What is a Service Processor and how do I use it?

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Service Processor (SP)
  • FAS22x0 / FAS25x0
  • AFF A200 / FAS26x0
  • AFF80x0 / FAS80x0
  • AFF A300 / FAS8200
  • AFF A700 / FAS9000

Answer

The Service Processor (SP) is a remote management device that enables you to access, monitor, and troubleshoot a node remotely.

The key capabilities of the SP include the following:

  • Enables you to access a node remotely to diagnose, shut down, power-cycle, or reboot the node, regardless of the state of the node controller.
  • Monitors environmental sensors and logs events to help you take timely and effective service actions.
  • Uses a nonvolatile memory buffer that stores up to 4,000 events in a system event log (SEL) to help you diagnose issues.
  • Powered by a standby voltage, which is available as long as the node has input power from at least one of its power supplies.
    • Because the SP operates with standby power, it remains available even when the node is power-cycled or turned off.

Note: Refer to the Docs page  About the Service Processor (SP) for more  capabilities

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