Preparing non-dedicated RoCE capable ports for a hot-add

If your HA pair has non-dedicated RoCE capable ports that you are using to hot-add an NS224 drive shelf, you must make sure the ports are configured for storage use (not networking use). Depending on your platform model, the RoCE capable ports are on board the controllers, on RoCE capable PCIe cards, a combination of both, or on RoCE capable I/O modules.

Before you begin

You must have met the system requirements.

Requirements for a hot-add

About this task

Procedure

  1. Verify if the non-dedicated ports in the HA pair are configured for storage use. storage port show
    You can enter the command on either controller module.

    If your HA pair is running ONTAP 9.8 or later, the non-dedicated ports display storage in the Mode column.

    If your HA pair is running ONTAP 9.7 or 9.6, the non-dedicated ports, which display false in the Is Dedicated? column, also display enabled in the State column.

  2. If the non-dedicated ports are configured for storage use, you are done with this procedure.
    Otherwise, you need to configure the ports by completing steps 3 through 6.
    Note: When non-dedicated ports are not configured for storage use, the command output displays the following:

    If your HA pair is running ONTAP 9.8 or later, the non-dedicated ports display network in the Mode column.

    If your HA pair is running ONTAP 9.7 or 9.6, the non-dedicated ports, which display false in the Is Dedicated? column, also display disabled in the State column.

  3. Configure the non-dedicated ports for storage use, on one of the controller modules:
    You must repeat the applicable command for each port you are configuring.
    If your HA pair is running... Then...
    ONTAP 9.8 or later storage port modify -node node name -port port name -mode storage
    ONTAP 9.7 or 9.6 storage port enable -node node name -port port name
  4. If your HA pair is running ONTAP 9.6, reboot the controller module so that the port changes take effect: system node reboot -node node name -reason reason for the reboot
    Otherwise, go to the next step.
    Note: The reboot can take up to 15 minutes.
  5. Repeat steps for the second controller module:
    If your HA pair is running... Then...
    ONTAP 9.7 or later
    1. Repeat step 3.
    2. Go to step 6.
    ONTAP 9.6
    1. Repeat step 3 and 4.
      Note: The first controller must have already completed its reboot.
    2. Go to step 6.
  6. Verify that the non-dedicated ports on both controller modules are configured for storage use: storage port show
    You can enter the command on either controller module.

    If your HA pair is running ONTAP 9.8 or later, the non-dedicated ports display storage in the Mode column.

    If your HA pair is running ONTAP 9.7 or 9.6, the non-dedicated ports, which display false in the Is Dedicated? column, also display enabled in the State column.