ONTAP Hardware

NIC Card Compatibilty

Mohi1
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Hi,

 

Earlier we had a 4 node cluster (8040) and then 2 nodes were decommed and rest 2 nodes were ,changed to AFF-A700

 

cabling and nic changes happened , it's been 2 years , we didn't face any issue, now we are upgrading the ontap, but we are facing a risk that the NIC Card is not compatible and the configuration is incorrect.

 

Can anyone help with configuration is incorrect and what will be the correct one, also if we continue with the same configuration, can we go for upgrade

 

on both nodes :

 

sysconfig: slot 2 OK: X91143A: Qlogic EP8324 Quad-Port 16Gb FC/10GbE PCIe CNA

sysconfig: slot 3 OK: X91143A: Qlogic EP8324 Quad-Port 16Gb FC/10GbE PCIe CNA

sysconfig: slot 4 OK: X91440A: 40G high performance

sysconfig: slot 5 OK: X91440A: 40G high performance

sysconfig: slot 6 OK: X93140A: NetApp NVRAM10

sysconfig: slot 7 OK: X91440A: 40G high performance

sysconfig: slot 8 OK: X91440A: 40G high performance

sysconfig: slot 9 OK: X92071A: PMC PM8072; PCI-E quad-port SAS (PM8072)

sysconfig: slot 10 OK: X91143A: Qlogic EP8324 Quad-Port 16Gb FC/10GbE PCIe CAN   

sysconfig: slot 11 OK: X92071A: PMC PM8072; PCI-E quad-port SAS (PM8072)

sysconfig: No shelf configuration errors detected.

sysconfig: There are no configuration errors.

 

 

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Amador
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In addition to the information already shared, you can check the proper compatibility and card order for that platform at the NetApp Hardware Universe: "Supported Adapter Cards - AFF A700 with ONTAP 9.7P22 Adapter Card Help Guide" section.

 

Please, keep attention to the "Priority" and "Priority Slot Assignment" columns, for each model of card you have, in order to place them properly. 

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Ontapforrum
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Which ONTAP version are you planning to upgrade to ?

Mohi1
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Currently we are at 9.5p17 and planning to upgrade to 9.7P22 in first hop

Ontapforrum
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I checked the 'X91143A' CNA/UTA2 in https://hwu.netapp.com/, looks supported to me.

 

There is just one reference of this card wrt to a bug:(Engg is Unable to reproduce or diagnose this issue)
https://kb.netapp.com/onprem/ontap/hardware/FAS9000%2F%2FAFF-A700_PCI_NMI_panics_again_after_CNA_replacement

 

You should be fine to upgrade but in case you want to have this reviewed by support, just raise a ticket.

Mohi1
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The risk is being raised for using an x91143A adapter as cluster ports in slot 10

how can we move the cluster ports from slot 10 to slot 4 and 8

any doc or kb for this 

Ontapforrum
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I would suggest get in touch with your local NetApp Account Manager so that he can arrange to get this information sorted and provide any further guidance (I am assuming the systems are under support).

 

In the meantime, I am providing the links to following documents, please have a look.

 

https://kb.netapp.com/onprem/ontap/os/What_are_the_default_Cluster_Network_ports_for_each_platform
https://kb.netapp.com/onprem/ontap/hardware/What_are_Unified_Target_Adapter_or_CNA_Ports_and_how_to_configure_them
https://kb.netapp.com/onprem/ontap/os/How_to_move_a_cluster_port_from_one_port_to_another_in_ONTAP%3F

 

Amador
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In addition to the information already shared, you can check the proper compatibility and card order for that platform at the NetApp Hardware Universe: "Supported Adapter Cards - AFF A700 with ONTAP 9.7P22 Adapter Card Help Guide" section.

 

Please, keep attention to the "Priority" and "Priority Slot Assignment" columns, for each model of card you have, in order to place them properly. 

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