Add disk shelf to live E Series
2016-03-18 11:40 AM
Im looking to expand my E2624 with a 5600 shelf.
I have read and understood the cabling (I think) however one question remains un answered.
Am I able to do this live?
IE can I add the shelf to the E2624 whilst it is on and serving requests? Will the controler recognise the new disks and be able to add them to a pool?
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Re: Add disk shelf to live E Series
2016-03-20 11:49 PM
Yes, We can add a new Shelf online. Perform the following steps to hot add a shelf to this system:
- Power up the disk shelf.
- Wait for the shelf to fully boot and spin up the drives (~2-3 minutes).
- Cable the shelf to the storage system.
The Procedure and recommendations are explained on Hardware Cabling Guide, Please refer : https://library.netapp.com/ecm/ecm_download_file/ECMLP2372825
(Page 13) Adding new drive trays to an existing storage array
Controller will discover the new Drives but they will not be added automatically to the Pools/VG.