I have a FAS2240a-4 that we converted from 7-mode to cdot. Everything went fine with the conversion. We are running ONTAP 9.1P14. The issue I have is with the FC cards. The system is configured with a X1150A-R6 2-port FC card on each node. In unified ports, I see the FC ports and the sysconfig shows the card. When I create my SVM for FC, it tells me the hardware configuration is not supported. I checked the compatibility guide, and it shows the card is supported. I'm trying to figure out where my issue is. Has anyone run into this before after converting to CDOT?
So leaving the nodes standalone isn't an option in this case. This isn't going to be a production system, so is there any options available to me. Could 2 of the 1Gb ports be used as cluster interconnect ports?
If it is possible, I would personally recommend using one 10Gbps port on each node as data ports for iSCSI/NFS/CIFS/NFS traffic. and another 10Gbps port on each node as an active cluster interconnect communication, while two or for 1Gbps ports as passive, backup cluster interconnect. This is the best case scenario for FAS2200 systems with cDOT.
Thanks for the suggestions. This won’t be a production system, so bottlenecks and performance isn’t an issue. I configured e0c and e0d as cluster ports and connected them to each other (see output below). I can ping between them just fine. I have the SAS ports connected and the ACP ports. When I login to each node, the other disk show up but in an unknown state. I see this error in the log on both nodes: cf.takeover.disabled: HA mode, but takeover of partner is disabled.