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Flash Pool install and stack

Husky

I am wondering how one Flash Pool ( SSD Disk shelf ) should be installed? Should it be attached to one of the existing SAS stacks I currently have?  or I should install this one SSD shelf as its own stack separated from other SAS stacks? Thank you.

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SeanLuce

This depends on a few other factors...

 

Does your existing stack have IOM3 or IOM6 modules? or a mixture?

If the stack has IOM3 modules anywhere, you probably would not want to add this shelf to that stack.  Always avoid mixing IOM3 and IOM6.

 

If they are all IOM6 modules on the existing stack, how many shelves are on the stack?

If there is only 1 or 2 shelves on the stack, and you do not have more SAS ports available, you should be fine.

 

Do you have the SAS ports available to put the SSD shelf on its own stack?

If yes, and you don't need those ports for anything else, put the SSD on thier own stack.

 

If mixing, you should try and have only a single transition and I always make sure the SSD is only one hop away from the controller:

 

For example:

SAS

SAS

SSD

 

Or:

SSD

SAS

SAS

 

Not so good:

SAS

SSD

SAS

 

 

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