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How to use the boot_recovery LOADER command for installing ONTAP for initial setup of a system

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • AFF A700, AFF A700s, AFF A300, AFF A200 and later models
  • FAS9000, FAS8200, FAS2650, FAS2620 and later models


When setting up a new ONTAP cluster or repurposing an HA Pair some AFF and FAS models support the use of a USB flash drive to perform the boot_recovery procedure to install the desired version of ONTAP.


This will remove all configuration from the system.  Only perform for new controller setup or during the repurpose process.


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