TECH::Partial Givebacks during Storage Failovers in NetApp’s Clustered Data ONTAP

If you’ve ever used clustered Data ONTAP and done storage failover tests, you may have noticed something strange when you attempted a giveback.

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cluster::> storage failover giveback -ofnode node1
Info: Run the storage failover show-giveback command to check giveback status.

cluster::> storage failover show
                              Takeover 
Node           Partner        Possible State Description 
-------------- -------------- -------- -------------------------------------
node1          node2          true     Connected to node2. Waiting
                                       for cluster applications to come
                                       online on the local node.
node2          node1          true     Connected to node1, Partial giveback
2 entries were displayed.

cluster::> storage failover show
                              Takeover 
Node           Partner        Possible State Description 
-------------- -------------- -------- -------------------------------------
node1          node2          true     Connected to node2
node2          node1          true     Connected to node1, Giveback
                                       of one or more SFO aggregates failed
2 entries were displayed.

Partial Givebacks (No takebacks)

So, what happened?

To better understand that, we need to understand how storage failovers work in clustered Data ONTAP and how they differ from storage failovers in 7-Mode. Find out more on the complete post on DataCenterDude.com!

Partial Givebacks during Storage Failovers in NetApp’s Clustered Data ONTAP

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