Where to find procedures for MetroCluster maintenance tasks

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You should be sure you select the correct procedure when you perform MetroCluster hardware maintenance tasks.

With the release of ONTAP 9.8, the MetroCluster upgrade and expansion procedures have moved to the MetroCluster Upgrade and Expansion Guide and MetroCluster Transition Guide.
Component MetroCluster type (FC or IP) Task Procedure

ONTAP software

Both

ONTAP software upgrade

Controller module

Both

FRU replacement (including controller modules, PCIe cards, FC-VI card, and so on)

Moving a storage controller module or NVRAM card among the MetroCluster storage systems is not supported.

Upgrade, transition, expansion

Drive shelf

FC

Shelf addition (stack with bridges or individual shelf)

FC

Shelf removal

FC

All other shelf maintenance procedures.The standard procedures can be used.

IP

All shelf maintenance procedures.The standard procedures can be used.

If adding shelves for an unmirrored aggregate, see Considerations when using unmirrored aggregates

Both

Hot adding IOM12 shelves to a stack of IOM6 shelves

FC-to-SAS bridge

FC

Bridge replacement

FC

Firmware upgrade

FC

Replacing a failed power supply module

FC switch

FC

Switch upgrade

FC

Switch replacement

FC

Firmware upgrade

SAS optical cables

FC

Cable replacement

Cluster interconnect switches

FC

Switch replacement

Both

Firmware upgrade