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Disk showing an 'Unknown' container-type

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Drive


  • A disk reports container type unknown instead of spare

cluster::> storage show disk -container-type unknown
           Usable              Disk    Container   Container
Disk        Size    Shelf Bay  Type      Type        Name     Owner
-------- ---------- ----- --- ------- ----------- --------- --------
23.21.8      -       21     8   SAS     unknown       -       Node06

  • The disk cannot be assigned to either node in the HA Pair

::> disk removeowner node_name:0a.0.0
Error: command failed: Failed to remove the owner of disk "node_name:0a.0.0". Reason: Cannot remove owner of disk "0a.0.0" because it is shared.

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