Replacing the chassis when nodes cannot be moved one at a time

If your rack does not have additional space and if none of the chassis in your deployment has unused node slots, you must determine what can stay online, if anything, before you do the replacement procedure.

About this task

You must take the following points into consideration before you do the chassis replacement:
  • Can your storage cluster remain online without the storage nodes in the failed chassis?

    If the answer is no, you must shut down all the nodes (both compute and storage) in your NetApp HCI deployment.

    If the answer is yes, you can shut down only the storage nodes in the failed chassis.

  • Can your virtual machines (VMs) and ESXi cluster stay online without the compute nodes in the failed chassis?

    If the answer is no, you must shut down or migrate the appropriate VMs to be able to shut down the compute nodes in the failed chassis.

    If the answer is yes, you can shut down only the compute nodes in the failed chassis.