Netapp Fas2240- Need to create a Management/CIFS access VIF
Posted on 2013-12-18
I have a dilema with a Netapp 2240-2 SAN, with dual controllers:
Here is my situation and what I would like to accomplish:
-1x Netapp Fas2240-2 with 2 controllers
-2x 24 port Layer 3 switches.
-port e0a controller A -> switch 1
-port e0a controller B -> switch 2
What's happening right now:
if I take down switch 2, controller B is inaccessible... which is logical
What I would liked to accomplish:
the 2 switches are configured identically and used for redundancy. I want to be able to manage both controllers, if a switch goes down.
+HA is enabled on the SAN
An Idea would be to create a VIF between port e0a(currently used for management) and e0b; then plug in e0a --> switch1 and e0b --> switch2(I would do this on both controllers)... however the System Manager does not let me do it(obviously) and I want to be cautions before I try something like " vif create [single] VIF0 e0a,e0b " in the console without knowing the after-effects.
I already created a case with NETAPP support about this, but since you guys are always more awesome than any vendor, I thought I would post this here as well.