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Add disk shelf to live E Series


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?




Re: Add disk shelf to live E Series




Yes, We can add a new Shelf online. Perform the following steps to hot add a shelf to this system:

  1. Power up the disk shelf.
  2. Wait for the shelf to fully boot and spin up the drives (~2-3 minutes).
  3. 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.





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