Adding an X91148A module as a storage module in a system with no open slots

You must remove one or more existing NIC or storage modules in your system in order to install one or more X91148A storage modules into your fully-populated system.

Before you begin


  1. If you are adding an X91148A module as a storage module in slots 3 and/or 7 into a slot that has an existing NIC module in it, use System Manager to permanently migrate the LIFs to different home ports, as described in Migrating a LIF.
  2. Shut down controller A:
    1. Disable automatic giveback: storage failover modify -node local -auto-giveback false
    2. Take over the target node: storage failover takeover -ofnode target_node_name
      The console connection shows that the node drops to the LOADER prompt when the takeover is complete.
  3. If you are not already grounded, properly ground yourself.
  4. Unplug any cabling on the target I/O module.
  5. Remove the target I/O module from the chassis:
    1. Depress the lettered and numbered cam button.
      The cam button moves away from the chassis.
    2. Rotate the cam latch down until it is in a horizontal position.
      The I/O module disengages from the chassis and moves about 1/2 inch out of the I/O slot.
    3. Remove the I/O module from the chassis by pulling on the pull tabs on the sides of the module face.
    Make sure that you keep track of which slot the I/O module was in.

    Lettered and numbered I/O cam latch
    I/O cam latch completely unlocked
  6. Install the X91148A module into slot 3:
    1. Align the X91148A module with the edges of the slot.
    2. Slide the X91148A module into the slot until the lettered and numbered I/O cam latch begins to engage with the I/O cam pin.
    3. Push the I/O cam latch all the way up to lock the module in place.
    4. If you are installing a second X91148A module for storage, repeat the remove and install steps for the module in slot 7.
  7. Reboot controller A. boot_ontap
  8. Giveback the node from the partner node. storage failover giveback -ofnode target_node_name
  9. Enable automatic giveback if it was disabled: storage failover modify -node local -auto-giveback true
  10. Repeat these steps for controller B.
  11. Install and cable your NS224 shelves, as described in Hot-adding an NS224 drive shelf.