Hot-adding a SAS disk shelf in a direct-attached MetroCluster FC configuration using SAS optical cables

You can use SAS optical cables to hot-add a SAS disk shelf to an existing stack of SAS disk shelves in a direct-attached MetroCluster FC configuration, or as a new stack to a SAS HBA or an onboard SAS port on the controller.

About this task

This task applies to a MetroCluster FC configuration in which the storage is connected directly to the storage controllers with SAS cables. It does not apply to MetroCluster FC configurations using FC-to-SAS bridges or FC switch fabrics.

Procedure

Follow the instructions for hot-adding a SAS disk shelf in the Installation Guide for your disk shelf model to perform the following tasks to hot-add a disk shelf:
  1. Install a disk shelf for a hot-add.
  2. Turn on the power supplies and set the shelf ID for a hot-add.
  3. Cable the hot-added disk shelf.
  4. Verify SAS connectivity.