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Procedure on Add DS2246 disk shelf to existing disk shelf stack with FAS8020 controllers

Hi Team,

 

Could you please advice the procedure to add DS2246 disk shelf to existing disk shelf stack with FAS8020 controllers? I have 2 disk shelf stacks totally. So I wonder the workflow on the 8020 controller, SAS connection, ACP connection, etc. Would appreciate if diagram is provided. Thanks a lot.

Re: Procedure on Add DS2246 disk shelf to existing disk shelf stack with FAS8020 controllers

This document outlines the process - https://library.netapp.com/ecm/ecm_get_file/ECMP1119629

 

  1. Install shelf, set shelf ID, power shelf off and power on again
  2. Check shelf autoassign is on or off, per preference. Off is easiest
  3. Unplug SAS cable from last shelf, IOM A, returning to controller, plug new shelf IOM A to old last shelf IOM A, attach SAS cable for controller return to new last shelf.
  4. Unplug SAS cable from last shelf, IOM B, returning to controller, plug new shelf IOM B to old last shelf IOM B, attach SAS cable for controller return to new last shelf.
  5. Unplug ACP cables linked last shelf IOM A to IOM B, plug new controller's IOMs in its place. Plug-in order is not important
  6. Assign disks to controllers, then to existing or new aggregate.

Hope this helps!