2014-05-13 07:06 AM
I'm trying to find out whether it's possible to do single-path cabling for two DS4243 shelves on FAS3240, more precisely, if I can utilize 2 free SAS ports on an expansion card to create a separate, non-resilient, single-path stack...
I've consulted "Universal SAS and ACP Cabling Guide" (https://library.netapp.com/ecm/ecm_get_file/ECMM1280392) but it only covers single-head FAS22xx setups - probably on account of limited expansion slots - but I'm wondering if it's possible on other models as well?
2014-05-13 12:51 PM
Yes, I'm aware it's not recommended. But let's say previous stack has hit it's shelf count limit, there's no more room for expansion cards, I've only 2 SAS ports remaining and 2 used shelves at my disposal for holding (truly non-critical) data. It wouldn't be resilient but it would still be additional capacity.