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Is hot removal, hot swapping, hot moving or full power-cycling of a disk shelf supported?

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Applies to

  • Data ONTAP 8.2 7-Mode
  • Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2
  • FAS systems

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Can disk shelves (any generation) be hot removed, hot swapped, hot moved or full power-cycled (completely/manually powered off and then back on within a live system) with NetApp Storage Appliances?

With Data ONTAP 8.2.1 or later, disk shelves can be hot-removed (physically removing disk shelves that have had the aggregates removed from the disk drives) in both 7-Mode and clustered Data ONTAP multipath HA configuration with DS14 disk shelves that is up and serving data. One or more disk shelves can be hot-removed from anywhere within a loop of disk shelves or a loop of disk shelves itself can be removed.
A stack of SAS disk shelves can be hot-added to an existing Fabric MetroCluster system that has SAS or FC disk shelves. In a stretch MetroCluster system, a SAS disk shelf can be hot-added to an existing stack of SAS disk shelves or to a SAS HBA or onboard SAS port on the controller (as a new stack).
 
For more information on the prerequisites and the procedure, see ' Hot-removing disk shelves in systems running Data ONTAP 8.2.1 or later' in Clustered Data ONTAP® 8.2 High-Availability Configuration Guide and ' Hot-removing disk shelves in systems running Data ONTAP 8.2.1 or later' in Data ONTAP® 8.2 High Availability and MetroCluster Configuration Guide.

For Fabric MetroCluster systems, see 'Configuring a MetroCluster system with SAS disk shelves and FibreBridge 6500N bridges'

Related Links:

  • TR-3548: Best Practices for MetroCluster Design and Implementation

 

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