EVA8K expansion

 
susiri
Occasional Advisor

EVA8K expansion

Hi,

We have EVA8K and EVA3K. EVA3K shut down due to controller issue, EVA8K is operate in order.

 

EVA8K config

Disk enclosures - 8 (146 GB*14*8)

Controllers - HSV210 -2

Loop switch - 2

 

EVA3K config

Disk enclosures - 4 (146*14*2  + 300*8*2)

Controllers - HSV200-2

Loop switch - 0

 

We learn that EVA8K can be expand, our requirement is expand EVA8K by using EVA3K disk enclosures.

 

Can we use 2 of EVA3K enclosures (300*8*2) to expand EVA8K ?

 

If possible, can we connect both disk enclosure to one loop switch ( Eg : both the enclosures connected to the upper loop switch )?

 

Can we do this task online ?

 

Appreciate you valuable advice

 

 

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3 REPLIES 3
Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA8K expansion

Hi,

 

I'd say this depends a lot on what kind of IO module you have in the enclosures.

susiri
Occasional Advisor

Re: EVA8K expansion

Hi,

Thanks for the replay.

 

Hope you mean cables and connectors ?

Both cable types are same ( 17-05405-01 Rev 1), EVA3k was directly connected to HSV's ( No pass through switch connected). EVA8K enclosures connected to pass through switch.

It seams FC modules and I/O B modules of both storage are same.

 

Are we good to go ahead ?

 

 

 

 

giladzzz
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA8K expansion

Hi

You have to check the  IO B and IO A modules they should be the same if not you can not use the disk enclosures from the old EVA. As I remember it can't be done with out changing the IO modules.

 

Regards