Installing the new nodes and joining them to the cluster

You must install the new nodes and join them to the cluster so that you can move volumes from the original nodes.

About this task

When you upgrade controller hardware by moving volumes, both the original nodes and the new nodes must be in the same cluster.

Step

  1. Install the new nodes and join them to the cluster:
    If the cluster is running... Follow instructions in...
    ONTAP 9.0 or later ONTAP 9 Cluster Expansion Express Guide
    Releases before ONTAP 9.0 Find the Cluster Expansion Express Guide for your version of Data ONTAP 8