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Netapp cluster with 2 FAS3020's

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Hi,

Can anyone tell me if it's possible to set up a cluster with 2 NetApp's FAS3020's (not the FAS3020c) - not sure what component there is in the 'c' that make the cluster happen, a heartbeat card? but from what I undertand a FAS3020 has 2 controllers in there so you could set those up in active/active mode?  

thanks!
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I believe the c means it comes out of the factory and has the cluster license.  Check to if you have cluster license included, otherwise you will not be able to set it up even if it is possible.  

I'm sure it is possible as we have customer purchaing a single controller and then obtaining a second controller to create a cluster at a later time.
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But the head they're buying is a "c" at the end or just the regular kind?  I think i do have the cluster license on that head, but doesn't it need some sort of card to do the heartbeat?
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So I talked to a NetApp engineer, that told me that the only difference between the FAS3020 and FAS3020c is the NVRAM5 card.  put that in the 3020 and you have a 3020c.

X3145A-R5 is the part number.
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Other answer was not complete, my solution has the full answer I was looking for.
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