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ONTAP upgrade after controller upgrade fails with SAN or NVMe LIFs down

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • SAN
  • Automated Non-Disruptive Upgrade (ANDU)
  • Controller Upgrade


  • ONTAP upgrade pauses after controller hardware upgrade . Example:

Error: SAN or NVMe LIFs are currently down, potentially causing an outage when the cluster is upgraded. LIFs that are down: vserver1:lif_0,vserver1:lif_465,vserver1:lif_175,vserver1:lif_341,

Action: Before upgrading, bring all SAN and NVMe LIFs up using the 'network interface modify { -data-protocol fcp|iscsi|fc-nvme|nvme-tcp } -status-admin up' command.

  • One or more SAN/NVMe LIFs are in admin\operational down 

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