NetApp ONTAP installation (Clean)

If you need to reset a NetApp FAS/AFF system back to the factory setting it is pretty easy. When you reboot the system connect to the console port on the controllers. Wait for the second "Ctrl-C" menu then press "Ctrl-C" to enter the menu below:

From here you can enter option "4" to do a clean configuration and initialize all disks.

NOTE: You should have both controllers on the same menu before proceeding with a full reset.

Another great feature of this menu is the Option 7, this allows you to upgrade the ONTAP software on the controllers. Engineers have used this to down rev or upgrade systems prior to joining a cluster.


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