FAS2050 Shelf Options
2013-04-11 11:07 AM
I currently have a FAS2050 with two heads running DataOnTap 188.8.131.52P4. It's connected to a DS14-AT shelf. We're at a point where we're going to need more storage, but might not have enough capital for a new controller, so I'm looking around for DS4243 shelves. I know that this is a SAS shelf that will need a new HBA on our controllers. My question is if I can run both the DS14 via SFP fiber and the DS4243 via SAS at the same time. My intention would be to eventually move everything off the DS14 entirely, given I can make the DS4243 big enough.
Also, is there a specific part number for the SAS HBA? I can't seem to find any on the Netapp website.
Re: FAS2050 Shelf Options
2013-05-18 12:50 AM
You'd be looking for this HBA for your FAS2050's:
|2p 3Gb SAS, PCIe||X2062A-R6|
You'll need MiniSAS-QSFP cables for controller to shelf connections.
The Hardware Universe is a handy place to look all this up.
I'd upgrade your systems to 7.3.7P2 for the best stability and performance.