Cabling a hot-add shelf for an FAS500f, AFF A250, or ASA A250 HA pair

When additional storage is needed, you can hot-add an NS224 drive shelf to an FAS500f, AFF A250, or ASA A250 HA pair.

Before you begin

About this task

When viewed from the rear of the platform chassis, the RoCE capable card port on the left is port "a" (e1a) and the port on the right is port "b" (e1b).

Procedure

  1. Cable the shelf connections:
    1. Cable shelf NSM A port e0a to controller A slot 1 port a (e1a).
    2. Cable shelf NSM A port e0b to controller B slot 1 port b (e1b).
    3. Cable shelf NSM B port e0a to controller B slot 1 port a (e1a).
    4. Cable shelf NSM B port e0b to controller A slot 1 port b (e1b).
    The following illustration shows the shelf cabling when completed.

  2. Verify that the hot-added shelf is cabled correctly.
    If any cabling errors are generated, follow the corrective actions provided.

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  3. If you disabled automatic drive assignment as part of the preparation for this procedure, you need to manually assign drive ownership and then reenable automatic drive assignment, if needed.
    Otherwise, you are done with this procedure.

    Completing the hot-add