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What are those ONTAP Select disk assignment alerts?

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Disk inventory may not be able to be tracked accurately. There are currently 8 disk(s) that have a foreign system ID assignment.
Unowned disks will not have new firmware downloaded.

Those messages can be ignored as they are purely informational and are not compromising the system’s health.

Additional Information

In a 6-nodes environment, the HA pair will have mailbox sessions on all 6 nodes. Mailbox of a node will not be on its HA partner, the objective of Mailbox being to confirm that the HA partner is alive or not.Since mailbox disks are in a different fault domain than the HA pair, it can help in resolving split-brain issues..

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