Choosing your transition procedure

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You must select a transition procedure depending on your existing MetroCluster FC configuration.

A transition procedure replaces the back-end FC switch fabric or FC-VI connection with an IP switch network. The exact procedure depends on your starting configuration.

The original platforms and FC switches (if present) are retired at the end of the transition procedure.

Starting configuration Disruptive or nondisruptive Requirements Procedure

Four node

Nondisruptive

New storage shelves are supported on new platforms.

Two node

Disruptive

New storage shelves are supported on both original and new platforms.

Two node

Disruptive

New storage shelves are supported on both original and new platforms. Old storage shelves must be retired.

Two node

Disruptive

Old storage shelves are not supported on new platforms. Old storage shelves must be retired.