I have the following scenario. running ontap 7.3.1
NetApp Release 18.104.22.168P3: Mon Jun 8 11:14:54 PDT 2009 on a FAS3140 system.
Most of my shelves are DS14Mk2 FC and I have 15k RPM 300Gb drives some are hitachi some are Seagate.
The firmware on the drives is up to date.
The firmware on the shelves should be updated however from what I read, I need to be at least on 7.3.2( i dont know if it will work on 7.3.1 no documention on the shelf firmware download site).
When I had a disk failure the other day I took out the 15k Drive, Netapp sent the replacecment 15k drive however they show up as 10k drives in teh spare pool. When I assign these drives to teh Aggr they are 10k and it inhibits my performance as the Aggr can work only as fast the slowest drive.
I was on the phone with Netapp and one of the engineers told me that its a "cosmetic" bug and that you are only seeing 10k through the session but in reallity its 15k, I dont buy this.
here is what I mean;
NetApp Release 22.214.171.124P3: Mon Jun 8 11:14:54 PDT 2009