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HP MSA2000 Storage Extension

Hi,

I've been trying to find appropriate docs on this, but somehow either Google doesn't have access to the right pages, or I'm using the wrong search keywords ...

We have a customer with an MSA 2000 storage which is now to be extended. They have ordered a second drive rack which now needs to be connected to the existing storage. Cables etc. are provided, but can the new rack be attached to the existing one without shutting down, or willl the storage (and with it, all running VMs) have to be taken offline (or even switched off) ?

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Without reliable references to official documentation, we opted to shut down everything and go the safe way ...
Anyway, turns out that one of the two controllers died while going the "safe way" ... during the following HW replacement, a technician doing the controller replacement did do a hot-swap, so I reckon plugging in the new storage case would have been OK ...
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