Steps for power down and Power up

HI All,

Can you please help me with some suggestion. I have a power down and power up event in my office . Can you please suggest the steps to power down and power up Netapp filers and XIV Storage devices.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Overall, we turn off workstations first. Close all apps and shut down. Then we shut down servers and that would included storage devices.   Then we shut off switches and network gear. Then lastly we shut down the Internet modem.

We have this documented and then start up in reverse order. Everything comes up fine.
nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
In general you start with
Periferal network
Network core services...

Network core services are routers to the internet, switches in the center, internal routers a management station that does not depend on any network service (dhcp, etc.), and  dhcp & dns (IPAM) servers.
Turning on in reverse order.
andyalderSaggar maker's framemakerCommented:
Netapp Filer procedure is at

IBM XIV procedure is at

Sounds like the other two experts would just power them off, both SANs can cope with this as they have protection for the cache but it is not advisable. if you pull both plugs out of an XIV it starts its shutdown procedure after 30 seconds and completely flushes the cache to disk then powers itself off. Depending on the Filer model though it may just have battery backed NVMEM which can only tolerate about 72 hours before the cache is gone for good.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You could put the device on a separate UPS and that would help maintain the battery.
andyalderSaggar maker's framemakerCommented:
A UPS that lasts longer than the 72 hours the battery provides would indeed be ideal, any idea how many racks it would need?
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@Andyalder thank you for sharing this knowledge.
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