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Headswap FAS8040

CristianPez

Hello NetApp Gurus,

We are evaluating the idea to swap head from FAS8040 (HA) with 6x DS224 running and ONTAP 9.5 to FAS8700 (HA).

Any checklist, best practice even cheat sheets to share?

Thanks in advance & looking forward to hear from you.

Cheers

Chris

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Re: Headswap FAS8040

andris

The FAS8040 -> FAS8700 combination is supported for simplified controller hardware upgrade.

Using “system controller replace” Commands to Upgrade Controller Hardware Running ONTAP 9.5 to ONTAP 9.7
Part No. 215-13625_A0_UR006
Provides information to nondisruptively upgrade controller hardware running ONTAP 9.5 to ONTAP 9.7 using “system controller replace” commands, providing a simplified semi-automatic workflow that leverages aggregate relocation.HTML
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Suggestions:

  • Upgrade to 9.7P13 for the operation, above
  • Check the DS224(?) storage -- if drive age is 4+ years or the drive EOS dates are < 3 years away, reusing the storage is not recommended.
  • You'll need 10GbE ports available on the FAS8700 for temporary cluster connections, if this is a two-node switchless cluster

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Re: Headswap FAS8040

CristianPez

Thanks Andris!

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