Connect the drive shelf - EF300

You connect the drive shelf to controller A, confirm IOM status, and then connect the drive shelf to controller B.

Before you begin

About this task

Procedure

  1. Disconnect both of the A-side controller cables from IOM12 ports one and two from previous last shelf in the stack and then connect them to the new shelf IOM12 ports one and two.
  2. Connect the cables to A-side IOM12 ports three and four from the new shelf to previous last shelf IOM12 ports one and two.
    The following figure shows an example connection for A side between an additional drive shelf and the previous last shelf. To locate the ports on your model, see the Hardware Universe.

  3. In SANtricity System Manager, click Hardware.
    Note: At this point in the procedure, you have only one active path to the controller shelf.
  4. Scroll down, as necessary, to see all the drive shelves in the new storage system. If the new drive shelf is not displayed, resolve the connection issue.
  5. Select the ESMs/IOMs icon for the new drive shelf.
    The Shelf Component Settings dialog box appears.
  6. Select the ESMs/IOMs tab in the Shelf Component Settings dialog box.
  7. Select Show more options, and verify the following:
    • IOM/ESM A is listed.
    • Current data rate is 12 Gbps for a SAS-3 drive shelf.
    • Card communications is OK.
  8. Disconnect both the B-side controller cables from IOM12 ports one and two from the previous last shelf in the stack then connect them to the new shelf IOM12 ports one and two.
  9. Connect the cables to B-side IOM12 ports three and four from the new shelf to the previous last shelf IOM12 ports one and two.
    The following figure shows an example connection for B side between an additional drive shelf and the previous last shelf. To locate the ports on your model, see the Hardware Universe.

  10. If it is not already selected, select the ESMs/IOMs tab in the Shelf Component Settings dialog box, and then select Show more options. Verify that Card communications is YES.
    Note: Optimal status indicates that the loss of redundancy error associated with the new drive shelf has been resolved and the storage system is stabilized.

After you finish

Go to Complete hot add.