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Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance: Factory Reset Fails: Cannot Factory Reset an Unconfigured Appliance (Doc ID 2625344.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 01, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance Racked System ZS5-2 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Oracle ZFS Backup Appliance ZS5-2 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Sun ZFS Storage 7420 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Sun ZFS Storage 7120 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-BA - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

All ZFS appliances have the ability to Factory Reset. This feature will allow you to remove the existing configuration from the appliance and return it to its original, initial configuration state.  Typically, factory resets are performed when 

From the GRUB Menu, the Factory Reset image is selected.  From the console, the following error will be seen. 

This error will occur no matter how the factory reset is performed. 

 

Changes

Factory Resets become very important in a clustered environment. You cannot setup a cluster between two nodes unless the node joining the cluster is in a factory reset state. If a cluster setup operation had previously failed against the joining node, it will leave it in this inconsistent state, preventing a subsequent Factory Reset.

Cause

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