Racking the hardware components

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If you have not received the equipment already installed in cabinets, you must rack the components.

About this task

This task must be performed on both MetroCluster sites.

  1. Install the IP switches in the rack or cabinet.

  2. Install the disk shelves, power them on, and then set the shelf IDs.

    • You must power-cycle each disk shelf.

    • Unique shelf IDs are highly recommended for each SAS disk shelf within each MetroCluster DR group to aid troubleshooting.

    Important Do not cable disk shelves intended to contain unmirrored aggregates at this time. You must wait to deploy shelves intended for unmirrored aggregates until after the MetroCluster configuration is complete and only deploy them after using the metrocluster modify -enable-unmirrored-aggr-deployment true command.