I have a pair of FAS3160 which are active active I need to remove 3 shelves. obviously I need to destroy the vols and aggr's but am I safe to down just the filer that the shelves are connected to or do I need to down both ?
Can disk shelves (any generation) be hot removed, hot swapped or hot moved with NetApp Storage Appliances?
Is hot removal or hot swapping of a DS-14 shelf supported?
Hot removal, hot swapping or hot moving of any kind of disk shelves is not supported at this time and the node(s) need to be halted to perform either of these operations. While there are some scenarios where this may appear to work, there are issues that may appear in the future.
NOTE: In clustered environments, BOTH storage controllers need to be halted.
The correct procedure to remove or to hot-swap a disk shelf: A) halt filer (or both filers in a cluster) B) change/remove shelf C) boot filer(s)