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12.5 and 12.7

Replace a power supply unit

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Each SolidFire chassis includes two power supply units for power redundancy. If a power supply unit fails, you should replace it as soon as possible to ensure that the chassis has a redundant power source.

What you'll need
  • You have determined that the power supply unit needs to be replaced.

  • You have a replacement power supply unit.

  • You have verified that the second power supply unit is operating.

  • You have an electrostatic discharge (ESD) wristband, or you have taken other antistatic precautions.

About this task

The instructions apply if you have a one-rack unit (1U) chassis with any of the following nodes:

  • SF2405

  • SF4805

  • SF9605

  • SF9608

  • SF19210

  • SF38410

  • SF-FCN-01

  • FC0025


Depending on your Element software version, the following nodes are not supported:

  • Beginning with Element 12.7, SF2405 and SF9608 storage nodes and FC0025 and SF-FCN-01 FC nodes.

  • Beginning with Element 12.0, SF3010, SF6010, and SF9010 storage nodes.

  1. Unplug the power cord from the power supply unit that you are replacing.

  2. Press the release button to slide the power supply unit out of the chassis.

    Important Ensure that you use both hands to support the weight of the power supply unit.
  3. Using both hands, align the edges of the replacement power supply unit with the opening in the chassis, and gently push the unit into the chassis.

    Important Do not use excessive force when sliding the power supply unit into the chassis to prevent damage to the hardware.
  4. Plug in the power cord.

  5. Return the failed unit to NetApp by following the instructions in the box that was shipped to you.

    You can contact NetApp Support for help with the replacement procedure.