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Mixing nodes type in a Cluster

Hello,

 

I have currently a 2 nodes cluster AFF8080.

We have just received 2 nodes FAS8040 and 2 nodes FAS2552.

I would like to now if it's a good idea to add these nodes to the current cluster?

I tried to find infomration in the forum and all are poiting to Harware Universe but I' don't find my way for this specific question.

 

Can you pls help me?

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Re: Mixing nodes type in a Cluster

In HWU look for the "Platform Mixing rules",  you'll be able to see what other platforms can mix with an existing cluster based on model and ONTAP version.   

Re: Mixing nodes type in a Cluster

With the FAS2552, The max size of the cluster for NAS or SAN will be 8 nodes. For a tiered platform they are all acceptable. As stated Hardware Universe "Supported Platform Mixing"

Re: Mixing nodes type in a Cluster

Hi,

 

This my conecrn. I don't find "Platform Mixing rules" in HWU.

Can you pls guide me. Is it in Specification when I selected my original nodes?

Re: Mixing nodes type in a Cluster

You'll need to select your version of ONTAP. I just used 9.3P118080_9.3_1.PNG8080_9.3_2.PNG8080_9.3_3.PNG

Re: Mixing nodes type in a Cluster

Thx a lot.

Re: Mixing nodes type in a Cluster

It also might be good to have a conversation with the account team just to discuss data layout for performance reasons to ensure you don't run into problems down the line.

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