NetApp: Changing DS4243 shelf ID

I’m working on a project right now, providing a SnapVault target for our “big” NetApp. So we moved our 3240 to it’s target location, I spent most of my time yesterday doing the cabling (SAS and ACP, as well as power).

I’m still not finished, I still need to “beautify” the power cables, need to fix the network cables (currently I don’t have none ….) and some other minor stuff. But lemme skip back a bit.

The 3240 initially had only two shelfs, one with the ID 10 and the other with the ID 50. When reimplementing the thing, I wanted to do two things:

  1. Make the shelfs “proper” (i.e. adjacent shelf IDs)
  2. Make sure it’s done right
So, I ended up googling the topic (or rather NetApping, since the NOW page isn’t being indexed), and found a NetApp Community post. As I already did a complete wipe/cleanconfig of both filers, I was left with this:
  1. Halt both controllers (don’t power them off!)
  2. Change the shelf ID using the front panel of the DS4243
  3. Power-cycle each shelf
  4. Wait at least 30 seconds
  5. Boot both controllers
And that actually did it, my HA controllers are up and running, with the new shelf ID’s.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I accept that my given data and my IP address is sent to a server in the USA only for the purpose of spam prevention through the Akismet program.More information on Akismet and GDPR.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.