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unable to delete network port after Controller Hardware upgrade

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Applies to

  • AFF systems
  • FAS systems
  • ONTAP 9
  • Controller Hardware Upgrade
    • Headswap
    • Head upgrade


During a Controller Hardware upgrade we could not delete the existing ports.

::>network port delete -node netapp-n01 -port e0i
Port "e0i" on node "netapp-n01" is hosting VLAN interfaces. Use the "network port vlan delete" command to remove VLAN configuration from the port, then try the command again.

::>network port vlan delete -node netapp-n02 -port e0i -vlan-id 10
Error: Cannot remove port that is a failover target for a LIF. To list LIFs containing a failover target, use the "network interface show -failover-targets
" command.

::>network port broadcast-domain remove-ports -broadcast-domain Default -ports netapp-n02:e0i-10 -ipspace Default
Error: This operation deletes all failover targets from the failover group that is in use by a lif (cluster_mgmt).


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