EF/E-Series, SANtricity, and Related Plug-ins

Add disk shelf to live E Series



Im looking to expand my E2624 with a 5600 shelf.

I have read and understood the cabling (I think) however one question remains un answered.

Am I able to do this live?

IE can I add the shelf to the E2624 whilst it is on and serving requests? Will the controler recognise the new disks and be able to add them to a pool?








Yes, We can add a new Shelf online. Perform the following steps to hot add a shelf to this system:

  1. Power up the disk shelf.
  2. Wait for the shelf to fully boot and spin up the drives (~2-3 minutes).
  3. Cable the shelf to the storage system.

The  Procedure and recommendations are explained on Hardware Cabling Guide, Please refer : https://library.netapp.com/ecm/ecm_download_file/ECMLP2372825

(Page 13) Adding new drive trays to an existing storage array


Controller will discover the new Drives but they will not be added automatically to the Pools/VG.





Register for Insight 2021 Digital

INSIGHT 2021 Digital: Meet the Specialists 2

On October 20-22, gear up for a fully digital, totally immersive virtual experience with a downright legendary lineup of world-renowned specialists. Tune in for visionary conversations, solution deep dives, technical sessions and more.

NetApp on Discord Image

We're on Discord, are you?

Live Chat, Watch Parties, and More!

Explore Banner

Meet Explore, NetApp’s digital sales platform

Engage digitally throughout the sales process, from product discovery to configuration, and handle all your post-purchase needs.

NetApp Insights to Action
I2A Banner