The transition to NetApp MS Azure AD B2C is complete. If you missed the pre-registration, you will be invited to register at next log in.
Please note that access to your NetApp data may take up to 1 hour.
To learn more, read the FAQ and watch the video.
Need assistance? Complete this form and select “Registration Issue” as the Feedback Category.

General Discussion

Adding disk shelf to FAS8040

RobertM

I am planning to add a new DS4246 disk shelf to an existing 6 node FAS8040. We have installation services and I need to answer the question:

 

"Please confirm if this shelf will be added to an existing loop or will a new loop needed to be created"

 

Any information is appreciated. 

 

1 REPLY 1

AlexDawson

Hi there!

 

This question relates to if the disk shelf will be added to an existing stack (formerly loop) of shelves. It is suggested that SATA disks should be on a different stack, as well as 3G/6G and a seperate stack is required for 12G SAS shelves. 

 

If you're adding a new shelf of disks that is the same type of disks to your existing disks, and you have 9 or less of that type of disk shelf (3 for SSD) connected to each controller pair, you will not need a new stack. 

 

For an exact answer for your scenario, you should contact your netapp or partner solutions architect/engineer, or our professional services coordinator who asked that question. 

 

Hope this helps!

Announcements
NetApp on Discord Image

We're on Discord, are you?

Live Chat, Watch Parties, and More!

Explore Banner

Meet Explore, NetApp’s digital sales platform

Engage digitally throughout the sales process, from product discovery to configuration, and handle all your post-purchase needs.

NetApp Insights to Action
I2A Banner
Public