Replacing a single server with an external SMU

NAS Platform and Unified Storage Series 4000 Hardware Reference

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Note that if it is a single server with an external SMU that is nonfunctioning, and does not have a recent backup saved off platform, then a challenging and manual recovery process is necessary. If this circumstance is encountered, call the support organization for a copy of the system's latest diagnostics files, if available, to be used as a guide in reestablishing the system manually. The data and file systems will remain intact independent of the replacement and without a backup.

Note: Replacement servers are shipped without an embedded system management unit (SMU), so you must have a SMU installed before you can connect to a standalone server.
Important: Set expectations up front with the customer that this will delay time to recovery, and that some aspects of the systems configuration might never be recovered.