Hot adding a drive shelf

You can add a new drive shelf while power is still applied to the other components of the storage system. You can configure, reconfigure, add, or relocate storage system capacity without interrupting user access to data.

About this task

Due to the complexity of this procedure, the following is recommended:

This procedure applies to hot adding a DE212C, DE224C, or DE460C drive shelf to an E5700, EF570, E2800, or EF280 controller shelf.

If you are cabling an older controller shelf to a DE212C, DE224C, or DE460, see Adding IOM Drive Shelves to an Existing E27XX, E56XX, or EF560 Controller Shelf.
Important: To maintain system integrity, you must follow the procedure exactly in the order presented.