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"No local disks found error" occurs while repurposing a HA pair

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Storage
  • FAS Systems
  • AFF Systems


  • Two node that has been initilized can't boot up.
  • The following error occurs when attempting to proceed Clean configuration and initialize all disks option.


 *                             *
 * Press Ctrl-C for Boot Menu. *
 *                             *
 Attempting to use existing varfs on /dev/nvrd1
 No SVM keys found.
 Boot Menu will be available.
 Firewall rules loaded.
 Battery charge capacity: xxxx mA*hr. Power outage protection flash de-staging cycles: xx
 Please choose one of the following:
 (1) Normal Boot.
 (2) Boot without /etc/rc.
 (3) Change password.
 (4) Clean configuration and initialize all disks.
 (5) Maintenance mode boot.
 (6) Update flash from backup config.
 (7) Install new software first.
 (8) Reboot node.
 Selection (1-8)? 4

fm_run0: no local disks found & OFW channel is not up.
WARNING: 0 disks found!
[]: Could not find the local mailbox disks. Could not determine the firmware state of the partner through the HA interconnect.

WARNING: there do not appear to be any disks attached to the system.
No root volume found.
Rebooting... (press ctrl-c during boot to break reboot loop)

  • Check if disks are assigned issued node by executing disk show -v comamnd in maintenance mode.


*> disk show -v
Local System ID: 537093362

  DISK       OWNER         POOL   SERIAL NUMBER  HOME          DR HOME       CHKSUM
------------ ------------- -----  -------------  ------------- ------------- --------
0b.00.11     Not Owned     NONE  S396NA0HC11111  Block
0b.00.0      Not Owned     NONE  S396NA0HC11111  Block
0b.00.8      Not Owned     NONE  S396NA0HC11111  Block
0b.00.10     Not Owned     NONE  S396NA0J111111  Block
0b.00.3      Not Owned     NONE  S396NA0HC11111  Block
0b.00.4      Not Owned     NONE  S396NA0HC11111  Block
0b.00.6      Not Owned     NONE  S396NA0J111111  Block
0b.00.1      Not Owned     NONE  S396NA0HC11111  Block
0b.00.7      Not Owned     NONE  S396NA0HC11111  Block
0b.00.9      Not Owned     NONE  S396NA0HC11111  Block
0b.00.2      Not Owned     NONE  S396NA0HC11111  Block
0b.00.5      Not Owned     NONE  S396NA0J111111  Block


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