2010-08-18 07:55 AM
just out of curiosity and to have a testlab example, is there any way to have a actual FAS controller to provide storage for a NetApp V-Series?
I direct-attached a FAS3160 to a V3140 and all i get is
Wed Aug 18 14:44:39 GMT [fci.device.invalidate.soft.address:error]: Fibre Channel adapter 0c is invalidating disk drive 0c.0 (0x05000000) which appears to have taken a soft address. Expected hard address 7 (0xda), assigned soft address 0 (0xef).
Wed Aug 18 14:44:39 GMT [fci.device.invalidate.soft.address:error]: Fibre Channel adapter 0a is invalidating disk drive 0a.0 (0x06000000) which appears to have taken a soft address. Expected hard address 7 (0xda), assigned soft address 0 (0xef).
regardles of having LUNs mapped or not. Cannot find anything @NOW.
P.S.: IF its not possible at all, is there any other feasible way to get LUNs to a V-Series for a testlab setup, like (open)Solaris?
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2010-08-18 08:42 AM
No its not supported and will not work, infact I tried this with no luck !
For your query for giving a test LUN to V-series you can probably try it out directly with a FAS storage. It will give you the desired result as well. It's just you don't have the backend as 3rd party storage.
2010-08-19 06:58 AM
Correct, it will not work. ONTAP has a list of supported LUN devices and disk drives. NetApp LUNs are not on that list.
Perhaps there is another way to deal with the problem you are trying to solve.