How to configure disks on FAS2040
Posted on 2012-03-21
I have a FAS2040 and a DS4243. I created a vif on the FAS2040 for e0a and e0b and created an etherchannel port on my Cisco switch. I can access the FAS2040 through the web interface and the System Manager. I then connected to the console of the other controller and went through the setup. In System Manager. I can only see the one controller, the first one which is SATA drives. I cannot see the 24 SAS drives on the DS4243.
There is a root aggregate on the 2040 which has 3 drives and one spare, however I have 12 SATA drives in the 2040. How do I go about creating an aggregate and utilizing my SATA drives in the best way possible? Should the root aggregate be seperate and what size should it be? I want to use RAID-DP. Would 11 drives and 1 spare be a good configuration for the SATA drives? How do I get the SAS drives configured to where I can see them in System Manager and configure the shelf? Please provide step by step as I am new to NetApp. Thanks