I am new to Netapp CDOT so excuse me for stupidity. I was go through the elearning for Ontap cluster fundamental ..this morning.
I have few questions that i tried researching but couldnt find an answer ..I am trying my luck here .
1. HA pair still exists in Data ontap cluster meaning .. Storage failover must be configured with partner . Help me understand this ..
Can i have cluster with odd number of nodes i.e cluster of 3 nodes or 5 nodes ?
Does it have to be in even number so that I can have a partner for each node ?
If 3 nodes cluster exist , how is HA paired among them ?
2. Can I use ontap 8.3 to simulate failover ?? I read its not possible in ontap 8.2 or below?? How can i test or configure failove in simulator ?
If you managed to do it .. can you please share procedure ?
3. One last question 🙂
I just need a high level overview of step by step . ( not in details just a task by task ) > I see there are many helpful blogs on step by step setting cluster ontap.
1 . Create 2 node cluster
2. Create aggr
3. Create Vserver/SVM
4. Create file or block protocol LIF for connectivity and volumes
Since failover isnt possible on simulator .. I want to know opinion from others who are using simulator to practice ? Please give me list of task that i can try on simulator
I went to try failover .it took me lot of effort to understand its not possible . I am tryin to seek help from pro's who have already used simulator and tested functinalites of cluster ontap
For Simulate ONTAP 8.2 Installation and Setup Guide, refer,ftp://ftp.netapp.com/pub/Promise/Simulator/Simulate_ONTAP_8.2_Installation_and_Setup_Guide.pdfhttp://community.netapp.com/fukiw75442/attachments/fukiw75442/developer-network-articles-and-resources/112/1/Simulate+ONTAP+8.2+Step-by-Step+Installat...The below link describes how to set up and configure clustered Data ONTAP, including initial Vserver configuration.https://library.netapp.com/ecm/ecm_download_file/ECMP1196796The below document describes how to install and manage high-availability clustered configurations, including storage failover and takeover/giveback.https://library.netapp.com/ecm/ecm_download_file/ECMP1196905
You cannot have a cluster with odd number of nodes.