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Starting or stopping a node

You might need to start or stop a node for maintenance or troubleshooting reasons. You can do so from the Data ONTAP CLI, the boot environment prompt, or the SP CLI.

Using the SP CLI command system power off or system power cycle to turn off or power-cycle a node might cause an improper shutdown of the node (also called a dirty shutdown) and is not a substitute for a graceful shutdown using the Data ONTAP system node halt command.