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MSA 2012FC add an additional shelf - offline or online?

 
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Frank Andrews
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MSA 2012FC add an additional shelf - offline or online?

Hello all, this should be an easy one to answer. I checked the documentation and didn't see anything so thought I'd ask you guys. I have an MSA 2012FC, dual controller but with just the internal disks, no expansion shelves. I want to add an extra shelf, but will this mean any interruption to the MSA? It is "live" and serving LUNs to servers, so I need to know if the system should be shut down before adding the new shelf? Thanks
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Prokopets
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Re: MSA 2012FC add an additional shelf - offline or online?

Not sure about HP's recommendations, but imho it would be better to go offline way if you deal with entry-level storages.
marsh_1
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Re: MSA 2012FC add an additional shelf - offline or online?

hi,

offline, it's always safer anyway - see note here about additional drive enclosure :-

http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01712109/c01712109.pdf

hth