Adding an X91148A module as a NIC 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 NIC modules into your fully-populated system.


  1. If you are adding an X91148A module into a slot that contains a NIC module with the same number of ports as the X91148A module, the LIFs will automatically migrate when its controller module is shut down. If the NIC module being replaced has more ports than the X91148A module, you must permanently reassign the affected LIFs to a different home port. See Migrating a LIF for information about using System Manager to permanently move the LIFs
  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 the target slot:
    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.
  7. Repeat the remove and install steps to replace additional modules for controller A.
  8. Cable the module or modules to the data switches.
  9. Reboot controller A. boot_ontap
  10. Giveback the node from the partner node. storage failover giveback -ofnode target_node_name
  11. Enable automatic giveback if it was disabled: storage failover modify -node local -auto-giveback true
  12. If you added the X91148A module as a NIC module in slots 3 or 7, for networking, use the storage port modify -node <node name> -port <port name> -mode network command for each port.

  13. Repeat these steps for controller B.