Disruptively transitioning from a two-node MetroCluster FC to a four-node MetroCluster IP configuration (ONTAP 9.8 and later)

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Starting with ONTAP 9.8, you can transition workloads and data from an existing two-node MetroCluster FC configuration to a new four-node MetroCluster IP configuration. Disk shelves from the MetroCluster FC nodes are moved to the IP nodes.

The following illustration provides a simplified view of the configuration before and after this transition procedure.

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  • This procedure is supported on systems running ONTAP 9.8 and later.

  • This procedure is disruptive.

  • This procedure applies only to a two-node MetroCluster FC configuration.

    If you have a four-node MetroCluster FC configuration, see Choosing your transition procedure.

  • ADP is not supported on the four-node MetroCluster IP configuration created by this procedure.

  • You must meet all requirements and follow all steps in the procedure.

  • The existing storage shelves are moved to the new MetroCluster IP nodes.

  • Additional storage shelves can be added to the configuration if necessary.