ONTAP 9.14.1 commands

storage failover hwassist test

Test the hwassist functionality

Availability: This command is available to cluster administrators at the admin privilege level.


The storage failover hwassist test command tests the Hardware Assist h/w connectivity between the two nodes in a HA pair. The test result can be one of the following.

  • Hardware Assist is not initialized.

  • HW assist is not supported.

  • Partner is throttling alerts.

  • Resource is busy.

  • Hardware Assist h/w returned an error.

  • No response from partner.Timed out.

  • Unexpected abort.

  • Partner has taken over.

  • Interconnect is down between nodes.

  • Partner is not booted up yet.


-node {<nodename>|local} - Node

This specifies the node from which a test alert is initiated.


The following command issues a test alert from the node cluster1-01:

cluster1::> storage failover hwassist test -node cluster1-01
Info: Operation successful.
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