Optional: Move internal storage or convert the system to a drive shelf

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If your original node is one of the supported models, you can move its internal SATA drives or SSDs to a drive shelf that is attached to the new nodes during the process of upgrading by moving storage. You can also convert the system to a drive shelf and attach it to the new nodes.

About this task

You can move drives or drive shelves only within the same cluster.

Choices
  • Move internal drives from an original node

    If your original node is one of the supported models, during the process of upgrading by moving storage you can move the node’s internal SATA drives or SSDs to a drive shelf that is attached to the new node in the same cluster. You cannot transfer SAS drives to a drive shelf attached to the new nodes.

  • Convert an original node to a drive shelf

    If your original node is one of the supported models, during the process of upgrading by moving storage you can convert the node to a drive shelf and then attach it to the new nodes in the same cluster..