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

MetroCluster and miscellaneous guides

Guide

Content

  • Fabric-attached MetroCluster architecture

  • Cabling the configuration

  • Configuring the FC-to-SAS bridges

  • Configuring the FC switches

  • Configuring the MetroCluster in ONTAP

  • Stretch MetroCluster architecture

  • Cabling the configuration

  • Configuring the FC-to-SAS bridges

  • Configuring the MetroCluster in ONTAP

  • Understanding the MetroCluster configuration

  • Switchover, healing, and switchback

  • Disaster recovery

  • Forced switchover

  • Recovery from a multi-controller or storage failure

  • 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.

  • Upgrading or refreshing a MetroCluster configuration

  • Expanding a MetroCluster configuration by adding additional nodes

  • Transitioning from a MetroCluster FC configuration to a MetroCluster IP configuration

  • Monitoring the MetroCluster configuration with the MetroCluster Tiebreaker software

Note: The standard storage shelf maintenance procedures can be used with MetroCluster IP configurations.

  • Hot-adding a disk shelf

  • Hot-removing a disk shelf

  • Transitioning data from 7-Mode storage systems to clustered storage systems

  • How mirrored aggregates work