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Cabling FAS 2240-2 with DS2246 and DS14-MK2-AT shelves ?

Hello everyone,

 

We are planning to extend the storage capacity of a FAS 2240-2 (Ontap 8.2.4 in 7-Mode) with 4 DS14-MK2-AT shelves.

 

The FAS 2240-2 has currently 3 DS2246 shelves attached and running well which I cabled as per the recommanded guide.

 

I am concerned about the cabling between these shelves as I don't see any documentation.

 

Does anyone know how to cable FAS 2240-2 with DS2246 and DS14-MK2-AT shelves ?

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Re: Cabling FAS 2240-2 with DS2246 and DS14-MK2-AT shelves ?

 

https://library.netapp.com/ecm/ecm_download_file/ECMP1139842

 

HA pair with FC shelves and FC tape backup (page 26) - DS14MK2-AT connect to Mezzanine FC ports 

HA pair with external SAS shelves (Page 10) - DS2246 connect to the onboard SAS ports

 

The e0a,e0b,e0c,e0d onboard ports connect to host's for iSCSI, NFS,CIFS

 

no other ports available.

 

hope it helps

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Cabling FAS 2240-2 with DS2246 and DS14-MK2-AT shelves ?

That's a good doc to point to... but Example 12 (pg 29) is even more apt (no tape devices involved - just HA cabling DS14 shelves)

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Re: Cabling FAS 2240-2 with DS2246 and DS14-MK2-AT shelves ?

Hi there!

 

Maximum drive count for a FAS2240-2 is 144 drives.

 

internal shelf + 3 external = 4 * 24= 96 drives

 

4 x DS14-MK2-AT = 56 drives

 

56 + 96 = 152 drives. Just leave 6 8 disks out.

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Re: Cabling FAS 2240-2 with DS2246 and DS14-MK2-AT shelves ?

Good point, Alex... but the math dictates pulling 8 disks out...

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Re: Cabling FAS 2240-2 with DS2246 and DS14-MK2-AT shelves ?

it sure does. Well spotted 🙂
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Re: Cabling FAS 2240-2 with DS2246 and DS14-MK2-AT shelves ?

Thank you guyes for your help and replies and I apologize fot the delay as I was out of the office moving the shelves to another datacenter.

 

If my understanding is good, to get the DS14MK2-AT shelves attached to the FAS2240-2 I need a Mezzanine card in each one of the controllers. Once these cards are up I can then connect the DS14MK2-AT shelves following the guide. Does this operation require any specific configuration ? is it hot pluggable ? is it autoconfiguration ?

 

Also, I will not need to mix connection between DS14MK2-AT and DS2246 at anytime ? I was confused because DS2246 uses ACP cables and DS14MK2-AT does not.

 

Thanks again.

 

 

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Re: Cabling FAS 2240-2 with DS2246 and DS14-MK2-AT shelves ?

If you don't already have the FC mezzanine module, I'm not sure where you'll be able to find them - NetApp no longer sells this platform or module.

 

The marketing part number is X1150A-R6.

 

You have to pull the PCM canister to install this module.

 

The ports are by default ready for attachment to DS14 storage shelves (assuming you have the cables).

 

There is no mixing between the FC-AL and SAS shelves. They are separate storage domains.  ACP is only applicable to the SAS shelves and the e0P ports on the nodes.

 

 

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Re: Cabling FAS 2240-2 with DS2246 and DS14-MK2-AT shelves ?

Andris, your reply is very useful and relevant.
I went back to the DC and took a picture of the FAS 2240-2 rear's view which you can see  on the attachments.

In the documentation https://library.netapp.com/ecm/ecm_download_file/ECMP1139842 (page 6), the ports e1a and e1b on both controllers are refered as 10-GbE mezzanine cards.

Could you please confirm whether these ports are the required  mezzanine cards? and also which command I issue use to check they are mezzanine cards ? ( I used sysconfig -v but didn't get what I want).

Thank you so much.

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Re: Cabling FAS 2240-2 with DS2246 and DS14-MK2-AT shelves ?

Hi there! We did two mezzanine cards - one for FC and one for 10G Ethernet. Unfortunately that is the Ethernet one, and not suitable for attaching DS14 shelves.
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Re: Cabling FAS 2240-2 with DS2246 and DS14-MK2-AT shelves ?

Now we absouloutely need to purchase 2 mezzanine cards (PN: X1150A-R6), but how to install them, unless I am mistaken there is no free placement. Any help please ?

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Re: Cabling FAS 2240-2 with DS2246 and DS14-MK2-AT shelves ?

Correct. You need to remove the existing mezz card which it seems is not in use, and replace it with the FC one. Then use fcadmin to ensure it is in initiator mode. Takeover and giveback one node at a time to install them.
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Re: Cabling FAS 2240-2 with DS2246 and DS14-MK2-AT shelves ?

Hello,

Sorry for the delay as we just received the two purshased X1150A-R6 module.

I have done some component replacement (DIMM) on FAS8020 and would like you to point me out to the correct guide for the FAS2240-2.

Should I refer to this https://library.netapp.com/ecm/ecm_download_file/ECMM1280402 ?

 

Also, knowing that we have no FC configuration yet, I would really appreciate your help on how to configure FC correctly from scratch. 

 

C1NETAPP-VIRTU> fcadmin config

Warning: This command is deprecated. Use the ucadmin command to configure adapters.

Local
Adapter Type State Status
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C1NETAPP-VIRTU> cf status
Controller Failover enabled, C2NETAPP-VIRTU is up.
Negotiated failover enabled (network_interface).
VIA Interconnect is up (link up).

 

Thanks again.

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Re: Cabling FAS 2240-2 with DS2246 and DS14-MK2-AT shelves ?

To connect the DS14mk2 FC Shelves to the mezzanine card refer to this link on how to stack the disk shelves with the FAS224x system

 

https://library.netapp.com/ecm/ecm_download_file/ECMP1139842

 

Example 10: HA pair with FC shelves (Page 25)

 

then change the mezzaning fc ports from target mode to initiator mode if not configured as initiator ports, and then reboot the each controller to change mode,

 

refer to the link below

 

https://library.netapp.com/ecmdocs/ECMP1368845/html/GUID-8D8CB1A6-ECC4-4FE7-8F37-635242CD65F0.html

the system will be able to see the disk shelves and the disk drives.

 

Disk shelves ID should be unique

(eg. DS14mk2 shelf 1, to have ID 01 f to have ID 02... etc)

 

If stacking is correct,  run a sysconfig -a or a fcadmin device_map to check if all the disks / shelfs appear 

 

assign the disks to each node as you like to create the aggregates.

 

hope it helps

 

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Re: Cabling FAS 2240-2 with DS2246 and DS14-MK2-AT shelves ?

Firstly, I followed the "Adding or replacing the mezzanine card" to change our 10G Ethernet mezzanine cards with the new FC X1150A-R6 cards.
https://library.netapp.com/ecm/ecm_download_file/ECMP1141723

I went into maintenance mode and test the newly installed hardware which was OK.
I did not have to change the mezzaning fc ports from target mode to initiator mode as they were already configured so

C1NETAPP-VIRTU> ucadmin show
Current Current Pending Pending Admin
Adapter Mode Type Mode Type Status
------- ------- --------- ------- --------- -------
1a fc initiator - - Online
1b fc initiator - - Online

Secondly, I set a unique ID for each of the 4 DS14mk2 shelves (4,5,6 and 7 in my case) and rebooted them.
Then I used the below guide to connect the DS14mk2 FC Shelves to the mezzanine card (stack the disk shelves with the FAS224x system)

Example 12: HA pair with FC disk shelves (Page 29)
https://library.netapp.com/ecm/ecm_download_file/ECMP1139842

It's worth noting that these FC shelves were already used in production with another system. I was 100% sure that the stacking was correct but sysconfig -a or fcadmin device_map would not return me all the newly disks. I was able to detect this little issue by using a storage show which showed all disks and their respective owners, in the present case it showed that the old system still owning these FC disks. After that, I issued disk assign [DiskID] -s unowned -f on these disks, and the auto assign option took care to assign the newly 48 disks to my both nodes.

Aggregates and volumes creation went flawless.

I would like to thank you for all your availabiliy and assistance that you provided us with. Much apreciated.
Regards,
Radouane

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