2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 11, 2013 6:55 AM by aborzenkov RSS

FAS3160 downgrade to FAS3040

kwana NetApp Employee Novice
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Hi,

 

Is it possible use FAS3040HA replace FAS3160HA controllers?

 

Regards,

Alex

  • Re: FAS3160 downgrade to FAS3040
    thomas.glodde Kart Racer
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    If you have the same ammount of ports in your FAS3040, yes it is possible.

    • Re: FAS3160 downgrade to FAS3040
      aborzenkov Grand Marshal
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      Amount of ports does not really the main criterion. What matters, is

       

       

      -          Both filers run compatible Data ONTAP versions, so one can access disks taken from another

       

      -          Number of disks and shelves and total amount of storage do not exceed platform limit, taken in account of course how many shelves you can connect to a single loop and how many loops you can build (here is where number of ports starts to matter).

       

      If all this is checked, it is trivial enough head swap.

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