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Modifying node attributes

You can modify the attributes of a node as needed. The attributes you can modify include the node's owner information, location information, asset tag, and eligibility to participate in the cluster.

About this task

A node's eligibility to participate in the cluster can be modified at the advanced privilege level by using the –eligibility parameter of the system node modify or cluster modify command. If you set a node's eligibility to false, the node becomes inactive in the cluster.
Attention: You should avoid setting a node's eligibility to false except for situations such as restoring the node configuration or prolonged node maintenance. If you set a node to be ineligible, it stops serving SAN data until the node is reset to eligible and rebooted. NAS data access to the node might also be impacted when the node is ineligible.


  1. Use the system node modify command to modify a node's attributes.

Example of modifying node attributes

The following command modifies the attributes of the "node1" node. The node's owner is set to "Joe Smith" and its asset tag is set to "js1234":

cluster1::> system node modify -node node1 -owner "Joe Smith"
-assettag js1234