NetApp Hot Add disks


A collegae of me asked of it is possible to hot add (without rebooting) new disks to a NetApp filer.
I decided to add a couple of new disks to a NetApp 2040 filer but Filerview didn’t show me any new drives.
Using the following command I did see the newly added disks : disk show -a.

I noticed the command disk assign didn’t work, getting the error Assign failed for one or more disks in the list.

The following commands did the trick :

priv set advanced

disk assign <disk-id> -s unowned -f

disk assign <disk-id>

priv set

Now it’s possible to add the disks using filerview.

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