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Connecting MSA2012fc to MSA2312fc

 
OpsNinja
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Connecting MSA2012fc to MSA2312fc

Hi,

 

I have an existing MSA2312fc running just fine, now I want to add extra storage to it and have a spare MSA2012fc.

I go the cable (mini-sas to sas) and connected the devices together.

I restarted the controllers on MSA2312fc and yet I can not see the extra enclosure in the SMU on the MSA2312fc.

So I thought, is this actually possible?

 

I originally wanted to go this route as it was the easier option, the MSA2012fc has fibre channel so I could use that.

 

Thanks

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Steven Clementi
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Re: Connecting MSA2012fc to MSA2312fc

The 2 units are 2 separate storage systems.  As far as I know... you can only attach additional Disk Shelves to either system... not 2 Controller shelves.

 

Best bet would be to use the second unit as a second storage array... or sell it on ebay and get a disk shelf with the proceeds.

Steven Clementi
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