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How to move DS4243 disk shelf to FAS2240-2?


Currently, we have a FAS2050 with a DS4243 connected. One root volume is on the internal drives of the FAS2050 and the other root volume is on the DS4243.

We're migrating all data from the FAS2050\DS4243 to a FAS2240-2. After this is done we want to disconnect the DS4243 and reconnect it to the FAS2240-2 and create a new aggregate.

My thoughts on doing this are to console into the FAS2050 node that the root volume is on the DS4243 and do a zero out of all the disks so Data ONTAP 7.3.5 is no longer recognized.

Then remove the current SAS cables on the FAS2240-2 chassis and connect the DS4243.

Something that I am not familiar with is the short SAS cables connected to the back on the FAS2240-2 now. Are these necessary to allow the internal drives to be accessed by each node? Can I remove the short SAS cables hot without disruption to the system and add the DS4243?

Thank you all.



Those short cables are to get multipath drive connection, so you should be able to remove them to connect extra shelves.


So the short cables are just if the internal SAS connection stops working? Then disk throughput will be routed through the short cables for the chassis drives?

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