Installing and cabling an HA pair

To install and cable a new standard or mirrored HA pair, you must have the correct tools and equipment and you must connect the controllers to the disk shelves. If it is a dual-chassis HA pair, you must also cable the HA interconnect between the nodes. HA pairs can be installed in either NetApp system cabinets or in equipment racks.

The term V-Series system refers to the storage systems released prior to Data ONTAP 8.2.1 that can use array LUNs. The FAS systems released in Data ONTAP 8.2.1 and later can use array LUNs if the proper license is installed.

The specific procedure you use depends on the following aspects of your configuration:

  • Whether you have a standard or mirrored HA pair
  • Whether you are using FC or SAS disk shelves
    Note: If your configuration includes SAS disk shelves, see the Universal SAS and ACP Cabling Guide on the NetApp Support Site at for information about cabling. For cabling the HA interconnect between the nodes, use the procedures in this guide.

Multipath HA is required on all HA pairs except for some FAS22xx system configurations, which use single-path HA and lack the redundant standby connections.