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Re: Converting AFF (A300) to FAS8200

Hi there,


I just wanted to give you the reverse issue I have :-)

A customer of mine was a part of an evergreen program (free upgrade of controllers efter 3 years)

So I have swapped out their AFF8060 for an AFF A300 (shipped my NetApp).

I used the document 215-12065_A0_UR005 (Using Aggregate Relocation to Upgrade Controller Hardware Running ONTAP 9.0 to 9.4).

And everything works as expected, and we migrated the shelfs to the new controller without any issues.


But... the cluster now reports the two nodes as FAS8200 and not A300.  Which is not right...  also it complains when you enable inline-compression on a colume (performance issue) which a normal FAS8200 will typically do... so somehing is a miss somewhere :-)

This is not that critical, and the customer is carrying on despite this, but I have opened a case on this, as it is very strange.

The box the system came it, stated A300, the fron facia states A300, and the licenses which followed the system, also states A300... 

I didn't check the BIOS setting, I just did the set-defaults, set the date and checked the parter-systemid, that's it...  just as described in the document mentioned above...


This was my first controller upgrade of a running system... in the old days wirth 7mode you had to stop everything as you replaced the controllers... this way is much better :-)



Re: Converting AFF (A300) to FAS8200

Hi @Beardmann - great to hear a success story! Did your issue get resolved through the case? Please feel free to message me the case ID if you'd like me to have a look.