Adding available drives to a cluster

You can add drives to a cluster using the NetApp Element Management extension point. When you add a node to the cluster or install new drives in an existing node, the drives automatically register as Available. You must add the drives to the cluster before each drive can participate in the cluster.

About this task

Drives are not displayed in the Available list when the following conditions exist:


  1. Select NetApp Element Management > Cluster
    Note: If two or more clusters are added, ensure that the cluster you intend to use for the task is selected in the navigation bar.
  2. From the Drives sub-tab, select Available from the drop-down list to view the list of available drives.
  3. Add drives as follows:
    1. Select the check box for each drive you want to add.
    2. Click Add Drives.
  4. Review the details of the drives you are intending to add and confirm the action.