Installing and cabling the new controller module

You must physically install the new controller module in the chassis, and then cable it.

Steps

  1. If you have an I/O expansion module (IOXM) in your system and are creating a single-chassis HA pair, you must uncable and remove the IOXM.
    You can then use the empty bay for the new controller module. However, the new configuration will not have the extra I/O provided by the IOXM.
  2. Physically install the new controller module and, if necessary, install additional fans:
    If you are adding a controller module... Then perform these steps...
    To an empty bay to create a single-chassis HA pair and the system belongs to one of the following platforms:
    • 6210
    • 6220
    1. Install three additional fans in the chassis to cool the new controller module:
      1. Remove the bezel by using both hands to hold it by the openings on each side, and then pull the bezel away from the chassis until it releases from the four ball studs on the chassis frame.
      2. Remove the blank plate that covers the bay that will contain the new fans.
      3. Install the fans as described in the Replacing a fan module document for your system on the NetApp Support Site at mysupport.netapp.com.
    2. Remove the blank plate in the rear of the chassis that covers the empty bay that will contain the new controller module.
    3. Gently push the controller module halfway into the chassis.
    To an empty bay to create a single-chassis HA pair and the system belongs to one of the following platforms:
    • FAS22xx
    • FAS25xx
    • FAS2600 series
    • 32xx
    • 8020
    • 8040
    • 8060
    1. Remove the blank plate in the rear of the chassis that covers the empty bay that will contain the new controller module.
    2. Gently push the controller module halfway into the chassis.

      To prevent the controller module from automatically booting, do not fully seat it in the chassis until later in this procedure.

    In a separate chassis from its HA partner to create a dual-chassis HA pair when the existing configuration is in a controller-IOX module configuration.
    • FAS32xx
    • FAS62xx
    • FAS8080
    Install the new system in the rack or system cabinet.
  3. If you have a dual-chassis HA pair, cable the HA interconnect.
  4. Cable the cluster network connections, as necessary:
    1. Identify the ports on the controller module for the cluster connections.
    2. If you are configuring a switched cluster, identify the ports that you will use on the cluster network switches.
      See the Clustered Data ONTAP Switch Setup Guide for Cisco Switches, NetApp 10G Cluster-Mode Switch Installation Guide or NetApp 1G Cluster-Mode Switch Installation Guide, depending on what switches you are using.
    3. Connect cables to the cluster ports:
    If the cluster is... Then...
    A two-node switchless cluster Directly connect the cluster ports on the existing controller module to the corresponding cluster ports on the new controller module.
    A switched cluster Connect the cluster ports on each controller to the ports on the cluster network switches identified in substep b.
  5. Power up the existing controller module.
  6. Depending on your configuration, power up the new controller module and interrupt the boot process:
    If the new controller module is... Then...
    In the same chassis as the existing controller module
    1. Push the controller module firmly into the bay.

      When fully seated, the controller module receives power and automatically boots.

    2. Interrupt the boot process by pressing Ctrl-C.
    3. Tighten the thumbscrew on the cam handle.
    4. Install the cable management device.
    5. Bind the cables to the cable management device with the hook and loop strap.
    In a separate chassis from the existing controller module
    1. Turn on the power supplies on the new controller module.
    2. Interrupt the boot process by pressing Ctrl-C.
    The system displays the LOADER prompt (LOADER>, LOADER-A>, or LOADER-B>).
    Note: If there is no LOADER prompt, record the error message and contact technical support. If the system displays the boot menu, reboot and attempt to interrupt the boot process again.