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NetApp FAS270 Controller Partnering (Failover) ??

CMcCarthy89 used Ask the Experts™

New to the Enterprise Storage scene. I am trying to set up a single FAS270C as a backup storage for AD and Exchange.

I have two controllers on this one device, Which i want to set up for partnering (Failover).

How do you partner two controllers, Best practices?
Can these two controllers use the same VIF?
Can they both be configured for load balancing?


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This will lead you to the instructions for cabling the cluster and basic config.

Both controllers are used in an active/active configuration. Each controller has it's own identify and access to specific volumes. During failover one controller assumes the identity of the failed controller, including all network configurations.