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