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MSA1500 Hot Add SCSI Disk Shelf

Bruce Prokopow
Occasional Contributor

MSA1500 Hot Add SCSI Disk Shelf

We have a MSA 1500 that has 2 SCSI Disk Shelves on it. We have a unused SCSI I/O Module allready in the MSA 1500 and I'm now ready to add my third shelf.

Can this shelf be connected while the MSA is running. Seems to me I've done this in the past but it's been a while so I wanted to check.
Víctor Cespón
Honored Contributor

Re: MSA1500 Hot Add SCSI Disk Shelf

From the MSA1500 maintenance and service guide:

Adding a new storage enclosure
New storage enclosures with unconfigured hard drives are hot-pluggable. Perform the following steps to attach and install a new enclosure to an existing MSA:
1. Install the new storage enclosure in the rack. Refer to the documentation that shipped with the rack for instructions.
2. Connect the SCSI cables to the SCSI connectors on the MSA and the storage enclosure.
3. Connect the power cords to the power supplies at the rear of the enclosure.
4. Power on the enclosure.
5. Configure new storage with the ACU or the CLI. Verify that additional storage is identified through the utility. For instructions, see the ACU or CLI user documents.
6. Run the operating-system-specific administration utility to add LUNs.
7. If necessary for your operating system, reboot the server to use the new storage.