FAS3160 downgrade to FAS3040


Is it possible use FAS3040HA replace FAS3160HA controllers?



Re: FAS3160 downgrade to FAS3040

If you have the same ammount of ports in your FAS3040, yes it is possible.

Re: FAS3160 downgrade to FAS3040

Amount of ports does not really the main criterion. What matters, is

- Both filers run compatible Data ONTAP versions, so one can access disks taken from another

- Number of disks and shelves and total amount of storage do not exceed platform limit, taken in account of course how many shelves you can connect to a single loop and how many loops you can build (here is where number of ports starts to matter).

If all this is checked, it is trivial enough head swap.