Preparing an AFF A700, ASA A700, ASA A800, AFF A800, AFF A400, or ASA A400 HA pair to hot-add a second shelf

If you have an AFF A700, ASA A700, AFF A800, ASA A800, AFF A400, or ASA A400 HA pair with one NS224 drive shelf that is cabled to one set of RoCE capable ports on each controller, you must recable the shelf (after you have installed the additional RoCE capable PCIe cards or I/O modules) across both sets of ports on each controller, before hot-adding the second shelf.

Before you begin

About this task

Procedure

  1. Recable the existing shelf's connections across both sets of ports on each controller, as applicable to your platform model.
    Note: Moving a cable does not require any wait time between unplugging the cable from one port and plugging it into another port.
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    AFF A700 or ASA A700 HA pair
    Note: The substeps assume the existing shelf is cabled to RoCE capable I/O modules in slot 3 on each controller.
    Note: If needed, you can reference cabling illustrations showing an existing single shelf and the recabled shelf, in a two shelf configuration.

    Cabling a hot-add shelf for an AFF A700 or ASA A700 HA pair

    1. On controller A, move the cable from slot 3 port b. to slot 7 port b.
    2. Repeat the same cable move on controller B.
    AFF A800 or ASA A800 HA pair
    Note: The substeps assume the existing shelf is cabled to RoCE capable PCIe cards in slot 5 on each controller.
    Note: If needed, you can reference cabling illustrations showing an existing single shelf and the recabled shelf, in a two shelf configuration.

    Cabling a hot-add shelf for an AFF A800 or ASA A800 HA pair

    1. On controller A, move the cable from slot 5 port 2 (e5b) to slot 3 port 2 (e3b).
    2. Repeat the same cable move on controller B.
    AFF A400 or ASA A400HA pair
    Note: If needed, you can reference cabling illustrations showing an existing single shelf and the recabled shelf, in a two shelf configuration.

    Cabling a hot-add shelf for an AFF A400 or ASA A400 HA pair

    1. On controller A, move the cable from port e0d to slot 5 Port 2 (e5b).
    2. Repeat the same cable move on controller B.
  2. Verify that the recabled shelf is cabled correctly.
    If any cabling errors are generated, follow the corrective actions provided.

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