Hot-swapping FibreBridge 6500N bridges to create a pair of FibreBridge 7600N or 7500N bridges

To hot-swap one or two FibreBridge 6500N bridges to create a configuration with a pair of FibreBridge 7600N or 7500N bridges, you must replace the bridges one at a time and follow the correct cabling procedure. The new cabling is different from the original cabling.

About this task

You can also use this procedure if the following conditions are true:

The following diagram shows an example of the initial configuration, in which four FibreBridge 6500N bridges are connecting two SAS storage stacks:



Procedure

  1. Using the following guidelines, hot-swap the top FibreBridge 6500N bridge with a FibreBridge 7600N or 7500N bridge using the procedure in Hot-swapping a FibreBridge 6500N bridge with a FibreBridge 7600N or 7500N bridge:
    • Connect the FibreBridge 7600N or 7500N bridge FC1 port to the switch or controller.

      This is the same connection that was made to the FibreBridge 6500N bridge FC1 port.

    • Do not connect the FibreBridge 7600N or 7500N bridge FC2 port at this time.

    The following diagram shows that bridge_A_1a has been replaced and is now a FibreBridge 7600N or 7500N bridge:



  2. Confirm connectivity to the bridge-connected disks and that the new FibreBridge 7500N is visible in the configuration: run local sysconfig -v
    node_A_1> run local sysconfig -v
    NetApp Release 9.3.2X18: Sun Dec 13 01:23:24 PST 2015
    System ID: 0536872165 (node_A_1); partner ID: 0536872141 (node_B_1)
    System Serial Number: 940001025465 (node_A_1)
    System Rev: 70
    System Storage Configuration: Multi-Path HA<=== Configuration should be multi-path HA
    .
    .
    .
    slot 0: FC Host Adapter 0g (QLogic 8324 rev. 2, N-port, <UP>)<=== Initiator port
    		Firmware rev:      7.5.0
    		Flash rev:         0.0.0
    		Host Port Id:      0x60100
    		FC Node Name:      5:00a:098201:bae312
    		FC Port Name:      5:00a:098201:bae312
    		SFP Vendor:        FINISAR CORP.
    		SFP Part Number:   FTLF8529P3BCVAN1
    		SFP Serial Number: URQ0R1R
    		SFP Capabilities:  4, 8 or 16 Gbit
    		Link Data Rate:    16 Gbit
    		Switch Port:       brcd6505-fcs40:1
      <List of disks visible to port>
    		 ID     Vendor   Model            FW    Size
    		brcd6505-fcs40:12.126L1527     : NETAPP   X302_HJUPI01TSSM NA04 847.5GB (1953525168 512B/sect)
    		brcd6505-fcs40:12.126L1528     : NETAPP   X302_HJUPI01TSSA NA02 847.5GB (1953525168 512B/sect)
    		.
    		.
    		.		
    		<List of FC-to-SAS bridges visible to port>
    		FC-to-SAS Bridge:
    		brcd6505-fcs40:12.126L0        : ATTO     FibreBridge7500N A30H  FB7500N100104<===
    		brcd6505-fcs42:13.126L0        : ATTO     FibreBridge6500N 1.61  FB6500N102980
    		brcd6505-fcs42:6.126L0         : ATTO     FibreBridge6500N 1.61  FB6500N101167
    		brcd6505-fcs42:7.126L0         : ATTO     FibreBridge6500N 1.61  FB6500N102974
    		.
    		.
    		.
      <List of storage shelves visible to port>
    		brcd6505-fcs40:12.shelf6: DS4243  Firmware rev. IOM3 A: 0200  IOM3 B: 0200
    		brcd6505-fcs40:12.shelf8: DS4243  Firmware rev. IOM3 A: 0200  IOM3 B: 0200
    		.
    		.
    		.
    
  3. Using the following guidelines, hot-swap the bottom FibreBridge 6500N bridge with a FibreBridge 7600N or 7500N bridge using the procedure in Hot-swapping a FibreBridge 6500N bridge with a FibreBridge 7600N or 7500N bridge:
    • Connect the FibreBridge 7600N or 7500N bridge FC2 port to the switch or controller.

      This is the same connection that was made to the FibreBridge 6500N bridge FC1 port.

    • Do not connect the FibreBridge 7600N or 7500N bridge FC1 port at this time.
  4. Confirm connectivity to the bridge-connected disks: run local sysconfig -v
    The output shows the disks attached to the initiator ports on the controller, and identifies the shelves connected to the FC-to-SAS bridges:
    node_A_1> run local sysconfig -v
    NetApp Release 9.3.2X18: Sun Dec 13 01:23:24 PST 2015
    System ID: 0536872165 (node_A_1); partner ID: 0536872141 (node_B_1)
    System Serial Number: 940001025465 (node_A_1)
    System Rev: 70
    System Storage Configuration: Multi-Path HA<=== Configuration should be multi-path HA
    .
    .
    .
    slot 0: FC Host Adapter 0g (QLogic 8324 rev. 2, N-port, <UP>)<=== Initiator port
    		Firmware rev:      7.5.0
    		Flash rev:         0.0.0
    		Host Port Id:      0x60100
    		FC Node Name:      5:00a:098201:bae312
    		FC Port Name:      5:00a:098201:bae312
    		SFP Vendor:        FINISAR CORP.
    		SFP Part Number:   FTLF8529P3BCVAN1
    		SFP Serial Number: URQ0R1R
    		SFP Capabilities:  4, 8 or 16 Gbit
    		Link Data Rate:    16 Gbit
    		Switch Port:       brcd6505-fcs40:1
      <List of disks visible to port>
    		 ID     Vendor   Model            FW    Size
    		brcd6505-fcs40:12.126L1527     : NETAPP   X302_HJUPI01TSSM NA04 847.5GB (1953525168 512B/sect)
    		brcd6505-fcs40:12.126L1528     : NETAPP   X302_HJUPI01TSSA NA02 847.5GB (1953525168 512B/sect)
    		.
    		.
    		.		
    		<List of FC-to-SAS bridges visible to port>
    		FC-to-SAS Bridge:
    		brcd6505-fcs40:12.126L0        : ATTO     FibreBridge7500N A30H  FB7500N100104
    		brcd6505-fcs42:13.126L0        : ATTO     FibreBridge7500N A30H  FB7500N100104
    		.
    		.
    		.
      <List of storage shelves visible to port>
    		brcd6505-fcs40:12.shelf6: DS4243  Firmware rev. IOM3 A: 0200  IOM3 B: 0200
    		brcd6505-fcs40:12.shelf8: DS4243  Firmware rev. IOM3 A: 0200  IOM3 B: 0200
    		.
    		.
    		.