2011-06-18 03:05 PM
The NetApp in-place upgrade capability simply means replacing your existing controllers (filers) with a newer model while reusing the disk trays. This is a benefit of modular storage design (vs. the traditional frame). Aside from any new I/O ports, all of your configuration and user data remains intact. A NetApp engineer usually assists the customer with performing these upgrades, but it's not that difficult and doesn't take very long if you plan properly.
I would think the internal storage on a 2000 series would have to be migrated to external spindles, however.
2012-01-16 09:26 PM
Saying that, you should be able to take what's required from this and switch the relevant info to match your situation. It's pretty much common sense....
2012-01-17 01:47 AM
Let's not forget we are talking here about FAS2050, which is not upgradeable at all - as far as main unit & drives in it are concerned.
Only external shelves (if there are any) can be moved to a new system.