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How to connect onboard MiniSAS HD ports to external shelves for AFF and FAS models with internal drives

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Applies to

  • FAS2620
  • FAS2650
  • FAS2720
  • FAS2750
  • AFF A200
  • AFF A220


For the models listed in the "applies to" section, port 0b is used for the internal storage.  To maintain same SAS domain connectivity, the controller in slot A must remain in domain A with port 0b connecting to an IOM A module.  Likewise the controller in slot B must connect port 0b to an IOM B module.  Port 0a provides the secondary path to the opposite domain for each controller.


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