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FAS 3220 and DS4243 cabling

Hi,

 

I am new to Netapp and storage technologies.

 

I have received Netapp FAS 3220 single controller and DS4243. I have done cabling and attached cabling diagram. Please let me know is that correct cabling.

 

Thanks,

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Re: FAS 3220 and DS4243 cabling

Hey Sagar, 

 

 

I didn't find any attachment here, May be you missed it out. Please find the default cabling diagram to connect disk shelf's to netapp controller.

 

 

Cabling_Netapp.png

 

 

 

 

Thanks,

Nayab

Re: FAS 3220 and DS4243 cabling

Thanks a lot for diagram. I have attached my cabling. Please verify and it going to production and It has single controller.

 

Thanks,

Vidya Sagar

Re: FAS 3220 and DS4243 cabling

Hey Sagar, 

 

 

That's perfect man , Cool that you have closed the SAS loop as well 🙂  Your cabling right and is as per the Netapp Best practices 🙂

 

In future if you expand your environment and have doubts regarding cabling u can always run NETAPP CONFIG ADVISOR ( Can be installed on Windows Machine ) which checks the hardware status as well as the cabling in your environment.

 

Config Advisor can be downloaded from mysupport.netapp.com --> Tools --> Utility Toolchest 

 

Config_Advisor Tool Chest.JPG

 

 

Thanks,

Nayab

Re: FAS 3220 and DS4243 cabling

Hi Nayab,

 

Thanks a lot for tool just downloaded and installed. ACP cabling Passed and sas Cabling failed. Attached the error.

 

Thanks

 

 

Re: FAS 3220 and DS4243 cabling

Hey Sagar, 

 

 

 

The key rule to remember is "Circle to Square".  All cables should go from a Circle port to a square port.

 

Top Controller (A) Circle port connects to Shelf 1 Top (A) module Square port

 

Bottom Controller (B) Circle port connects to Shelf 1 Bottom (B) Square port

 

Shelf 1 Top (A) module circle port connects to Bottom Controller (B) Square port

 

Shelf 1 Bottom (B) module circle port connects to Top Controller (A) Square port

 

 

As i didn't notice if it is circle or square port Can you cross check based on if every CIRCLE TO SQUARE ?

 

 

Thanks,

Nayab

Re: FAS 3220 and DS4243 cabling

Hi Nayab,

 

I have only one controller and attached my cabling diagram. after this connection i am not seeing any issues in config advisor. Still I want to confirm my cabling is good.

 

Thanks

Re: FAS 3220 and DS4243 cabling

Hey Sagar, 

 

 

Your cabling is good and also good to know config advisor showing no errors 🙂 . Please do remember as you have only one controller your setup will be a single point of failure ( As it is a standalone controller ) myself representing NetApp highly recommend using HA-Pair.

 

 

Thanks,

Nayab

 

 

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Re: FAS 3220 and DS4243 cabling

Hi Nayab,

 

Yes we should have to have dual controller. I will plan in future budget. Thanks a lot for your setup.

 

 

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