- Data ONTAP 8.1 7-Mode
- E-Series Controller Firmware 8.xx
This article describes a non-disruptive procedure to convert the host type on the NetApp E-Series array connected to Data ONTAP systems. Changing the host type without following the recommended procedure might cause disruption to Data ONTAP systems that are serving data.
You can use this non-disruptive procedure to perform the following for the E-Series arrays connected to the Data ONTAP system:
- Switch existing configurations with DATA ONTAP (RDAC) host type to DATA ONTAP (ALUA) host type
- Switch existing configurations with DATA ONTAP (ALUA) host type to DATA ONTAP (RDAC) host type
Note: The term ‘Data ONTAP system’ in this article refers to V-Series systems and FAS systems with the capability of attaching to storage arrays.
On NetApp E-Series arrays, ALUA host type is supported from firmware version 08.10.15.00 onwards.