Moving nodes one at a time

If your rack has additional space, you can install the new chassis and move nodes one at a time to the new chassis. If any of the installed chassis have unused node slots, you can move nodes from the failed chassis to the unused slots one at a time, and then remove the failed chassis.

Before you begin

You have verified that cable lengths are sufficient and switch ports are available.

About this task

The steps for moving compute nodes are different from the steps for moving storage nodes. You must ensure that the nodes are correctly shut down before you move them. After you move all the nodes from the failed chassis, you would remove the chassis from the rack and return it to NetApp.

Note: If you are moving the nodes to unused slots in other chassis in your deployment, you can ignore Installing the chassis and proceed to the steps for moving the nodes.