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How to decommission or repurpose an HA Pair with ONTAP 9

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Repurpose ONTAP cluster
  • Erase node configuration to factory default settings


When to Repurpose

Whenever an HA pair running ONTAP needs to be repurposed or reused, the configuration and data must be wiped from the system for it to be prepared to be utilized again. 

Warning:  All data and configuration for the HA pair will be removed during this procedure.  Prior to proceeding with this repurposing process, move all data to another ONTAP cluster.


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