Forcing the system lock to release

System Administrator Guide for VSP E990 and VSP G130, G/F350, G/F370, G/F700, G/F900

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When performing configuration and maintenance operations, the storage system might automatically lock itself and release the system when the operations are completed. If the storage system does not unlock itself, you can unlock the system using Force Release System Lock in the maintenance utility.

Before using this feature, ensure that releasing the system lock will not cause system problems due to processes that are currently running. Releasing the system lock can terminate a process before it completes and possibly leave the system in an unknown state. Check with any users that are logged on. Wait until their processes are complete before releasing the system lock.

You must have the Storage Administrator (View & Modify) role to complete this procedure.

  1. In the maintenance utility Menu navigation tree, click System Management.

  2. Click Force Release System Lock.
  3. A warning message is displayed. Verify that releasing the lock will not cause data loss or other problems. To release the system lock, click OK. Click Cancel to close the dialog box without releasing the system lock.