2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 18, 2013 7:53 AM by rmbillington RSS

Removing SAS and ACP cables

rmbillington Novice
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Hi

 

I'm sure this information is somewhere, but I can't find it. I've read all the guides on the NOW website.

 

I have a FAS2240-2, with an old fibre attched disk shelf.

 

At the moment head A uses the internal disks only and head B uses the fibre attached disks. The fibre disks are fine, and this bit won't change.

 

For the internal SAS disks, I have the SAS and ACP cables running between the 2 heads, so in the event of a failover, they can take over from each other, this has previously been tested.

 

I need to install an extra shelf of disks, we've got a DS2246, and I'm looking to make all disks available to Head A only.

 

After my long winded intro, my real question is, can I remove the SAS cable from head B end, so I can attach it to the new disk shelf, before adding the others in, without taking anything offline, or warning the system I'm about to disconnect a cable?

 

Then I will need to do this with the ACP cables, is this the same.

 

Thank you

 

Richard

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