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Unequal Number of Disks Warning during setup

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9.x
  • Advanced Drive Partitioning (ADP)
  • Creating a new root aggregate


Unequal Number of Disks Warning
EMS Message

[cbk_smf_thread: mgr.boot.unequalDist:error]:Warning: Unequal number of disks will be used for auto-partitioning of the root aggregate on the local system and HA partner. The local system will use 17 disks but the HA partner will use 12 disks. To correct this situation, boot both controllers into maintenance mode and remove the ownership of all disks.

Panic String

The following panic string might accompany this error.

PANIC  : raid: Unable to find root aggregate. Reason: Unknown. (DS=11, DL=11, DA=11, BDTOC=0, BDLBL=0, BLMAG=135 BLCRC=0, BLVER=0, BLSZ=0, BLTOC=0, BLOBJ=0)


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