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FAS3160 downgrade to FAS3040

kwana
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Hi,

Is it possible use FAS3040HA replace FAS3160HA controllers?

Regards,

Alex

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thomas_glodde
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If you have the same ammount of ports in your FAS3040, yes it is possible.

aborzenkov
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Amount of ports does not really the main criterion. What matters, is

- Both filers run compatible Data ONTAP versions, so one can access disks taken from another

- Number of disks and shelves and total amount of storage do not exceed platform limit, taken in account of course how many shelves you can connect to a single loop and how many loops you can build (here is where number of ports starts to matter).

If all this is checked, it is trivial enough head swap.

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