I am making plans to add two nodes to our recently created cdot cluster. The current cluster consists of an 8060 HA Pair. I will be adding a 3270 HA Pair, which are currently running in 7-Mode. When I add them to the cluster, the storage for one node will be 'used' storage that needs to be wiped out and have the OS installed. The other node will use brand new storage but will still need the OS installed. My question is, how do I assign the disks in the 'used' storage to the appropriate node? Does this require going into maintenace mode? Lastly, after I assign the disks, how do I tell the filer that I want to install cdot and not 7-mode?
Thank you Rphelanin! When I clicked the link I got the following: "The article was not found, is restricted to NetApp employees and partners, or is no longer available". Is there an alternate link?
Yes I am aware I will need to install the same version of the OS. I have the Cluser Expansion Express Guide for adding nodes to a 2 node cluster, and it mentions ensuring that hardware level HA is enabled. Is that what you are referring to?
It has been replaced with KB 1015457; can you access it?
I am not sure what "hardware level HA is enabled" means, but I suspect it simply tries to say that only HA pairs are supported in multi-node clusters. I.e. you can only add whole HA pairs (both nodes), not individual nodes.
Otherwise while repurposing controllers is really easy, there could be some unexpected issues depending on previous course of events. So it is always preferred if someone with good NetApp experience does it.