Setting CFA to reboot into provisioning mode (5.2 and Higher)

This will Re-Initialize the CFA
There may some instances when a customer wants to re-run provisioning because they may have selected the wrong mode or they didn't set the correct amount of Archive Drives. With a support tunnel we can put the FORMAT application to set provisioning when the CFA reboots. This is recommended if the customer has no data on the CFA.
From putty you can do the following.
sudo su -
mount /flash -o remount,rw
touch /flash/FORMAT
reboot
The CFA is now ready to enter provisioning mode when it boots up.

In case if there was a replication configured and you need to restore it you need to work with proman:

On Premise tab search for primary's uuid.
Click edit and remove the peer UUID
Log into primary go to replication andgt; Mode/options and set to cloud

Please note that during the process, which may take a very long time, the webGUI will be unavailable and backups will not run. Also inform customer do not reboot CFA unit during the whole process.




How To Re-Initialize the RAID Array (5.1 and lower)
WARNING: Following these steps will completely reset an CFA to factory defaults. There will be no clients, no saved data, networking may be reset, and no customizations of any kind.

Here are instructions to initialize the array using the default layout:

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 Archive Drives (Bay #4 in 1U CFA, Bay #8-- or #7 and #8 if two archive drives are configured-- in 2U CFA) MUST be removed per step #4 below. This is required even if there is no data to be saved.
  1. Archive additional backup jobs to preserve data if needed (all data will be lost, including backup and configuration)
  2. Save the current configuration
    1. System andgt; Settings andgt; Configuration andgt; Save Configuration - download it to another computer temporarily
    2. This will be used to restore the configuration later
  3. Shutdown the CFA
    1. System andgt; Settings andgt; Reboot andgt; Shutdown andgt; Yes Shutdown
  4. Remove any archive disks
  5. Confirm all RAID disks are present
  6. Power on, interrupting the boot loader (which waits for 3 seconds) by pressing any key
    1. If you are unable to interrupt the boot loader in time, press Ctrl-Alt-Delete, or the Reset button on the chassis and try again
  7. Change boot options to initialize the RAID array
    1. Highlight "Current (VGA)", using the Up or Down arrow keys if necessary
    2. Press 'e' * Highlight the kernel... line, using the Up or Down arrow keys if necessary
    3. Press 'e' * Press 'End' key, press 'Space' key, type INITIALIZE (in ALL CAPS), press 'Enter' key, press 'b' key (ensure the CAPS LOCK key is not on, as 'B' does not work)
      1. Note: appending "INITIALIZE jbods=2" instead of just "INITIALIZE" will reconfigure to include two archive drives

        note: the initialize process can take a while to complete.

        WARNING: STOP AT THIS POINT! Wait at least 20 minutes to allow a portion of the RAID to be written to before moving forward.

        After the initialize has completed (please do not do the following steps until it has completed):
    4. The CFA should boot up.
  8. Setup networking (as per initial installation via the console)
    1. Note that the password has been reset to 'rvxd2d2d'
    2. Log into the CFA Management Console using the username "admin" and the password
      "rvxd2d2d" (both without quotes).
    3. Hit 'Enter' twice, once for the password and once for the 'Login'
  9. Restore the configuration
    1. System andgt; Settings andgt; Configuration andgt; Browse andgt; [open CFA-configuration.xml] andgt; Restore Configuration
  10. Re-insert any archive disks
  11. Reboot the CFA one last time.

NOTE. If the CFA was replication , contact [Support](){:target=\blank}. We will need to :

A. Clear the previous peer assignment

B. Configure new Cloud target.