ONTAP Hardware

Adding a new SATA DS4246 in FAS2240 with DS2246 SAS

ADDEDMARIORF3

Hello,

 

I have a FAS2240 with a DS2246 Disk Shelf in production. Looking at the storage there is no more SAS ports available.
I need to add a new SATA Disk Shelf DS4246 in the system.
I can connect the DS4246 cascaded with the DS2446? This configuration is the same stack is supported?

 

Thank you for your help!

 

-MRF

 

3 REPLIES 3

aborzenkov
All versions of Data ONTAP I am aware of supported hot shelf addition. Do you know version that did not?

GidonMarcus

Hi. seems like you're right. i also don't see version limit for this.

Gidi Marcus (Linkedin) - Storage and Microsoft technologies consultant - Hydro IT LTD - UK

GidonMarcus

Yes, you can do:

https://kb.netapp.com/support/index?page=content&id=3012392

 

i suggest you to read in the manual of DataOntap to see if your version support hot-shelf add, and for how to do it correctly. also if you’re adding the disks to existing aggregate. make sure the raid group size is adjusted to your expectations and that you’re running reallocation afterwards

 

Good luck

Gidi Marcus (Linkedin) - Storage and Microsoft technologies consultant - Hydro IT LTD - UK
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