Where to find additional information

You can learn more about MetroCluster configuration and operation from the NetApp documentation library.

MetroCluster and miscellaneous guides

Guide Content

ONTAP 9 Documentation Center

  • All MetroCluster guides
Fabric-attached MetroCluster installation and configuration
  • Fabric-attached MetroCluster architecture
  • Cabling the configuration
  • Configuring the FC-to-SAS bridges
  • Configuring the FC switches
  • Configuring the MetroCluster in ONTAP
Stretch MetroCluster installation and configuration
  • Stretch MetroCluster architecture
  • Cabling the configuration
  • Configuring the FC-to-SAS bridges
  • Configuring the MetroCluster in ONTAP
MetroCluster management and disaster recovery
  • Understanding the MetroCluster configuration
  • Switchover, healing and switchback
  • Disaster recovery
MetroCluster Service Guide
  • Guidelines for maintenance in a MetroCluster FC configuration
  • Hardware replacement or upgrade and firmware upgrade procedures for FC-to-SAS bridges and FC switches
  • Hot-adding a disk shelf in a fabric-attached or stretch MetroCluster FC configuration
  • Hot-removing a disk shelf in a fabric-attached or stretch MetroCluster FC configuration
  • Replacing hardware at a disaster site in a fabric-attached or stretch MetroCluster FC configuration
  • Expanding a two-node fabric-attached or stretch MetroCluster FC configuration to a four-node MetroCluster configuration.
  • Expanding a four-node fabric-attached or stretch MetroCluster FC configuration to an eight-node MetroCluster FC configuration.

MetroCluster Upgrade, Transition, and Expansion Guide

  • Upgrading or refreshing a MetroCluster configuration
  • Transitioning from a MetroCluster FC configuration to a MetroCluster IP configuration
  • Expanding a MetroCluster configuration by adding additional nodes
MetroCluster Tiebreaker Software Installation and Configuration Guide
  • Monitoring the MetroCluster configuration with the MetroCluster Tiebreaker software

AFF and FAS Documentation Center

Note: The standard storage shelf maintenance procedures can be used with MetroCluster IP configurations.
  • Hot-adding a disk shelf
  • Hot-removing a disk shelf
Copy-based transition
  • Transitioning data from 7-Mode storage systems to clustered storage systems
ONTAP concepts
  • How mirrored aggregates work