FAS and V-Series Storage Systems Discussions

Re: Steps to move a disk shelf from 3020 and 3040 cluster running 7.3.6 to a 3240 cluster with 8.0.2P4

Just to summarize.

We can add a disk shelf to a running filer online, but removal of disk shelf will result in panic, and so this feature is not available in Netapp. I wish it would, and so I found one BURT and hopefully netapp will add this feature in future.

Also while moving the disk shelves from 7.3.X to 8.1 or 8.0.2, you simply move the shelve to the filer with 8.X, the new system will upgrade the disk shelve firmware automatically. I have done this, and it work.

Also I faced a challenge while upgrading a filer directly from 7.3.6 to 8.1P1, so I had to do this in two steps,

7.3.6 --> 8.0.2

8.0.2 --> 8.1P1

Thanks to Scott and Aborzenkov for valuable inputs.