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Capacity Expansion Guide 13

OceanStor 5300 V3, 5500 V3, 5600 V3, 5800 V3, and 6800 V3 Storage System V300R003

This document instructs operators to expand capacity for the storage system from the perspectives of capacity expansion process,planning, and implementation.
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About This Document

Purpose

This document instructs operators to expand capacity for the OceanStor 5300 V3/5500 V3/5600 V3/5800 V3/6800 V3 storage system from the perspectives of capacity expansion process, planning, and implementation.

Intended Audience

This document is intended for:

  • Technical support engineers
  • Maintenance engineers

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Change History

Changes between document issues are cumulative. The latest document issue contains all the changes made in earlier issues.

Issue 13 (2018-08-30)

This is the thirteenth official release.

  • Added Mappings Between SAS Ports and Loop IDs.
  • Added Procedure for Expanding Controllers.
  • Optimized some descriptions.

Issue 12 (2018-05-30)

This is the twelfth official release.

Optimized some descriptions.

Issue 11 (2018-05-15)

This is the eleventh official release.

  • Added Performing the Pre-expansion Evaluation.
  • Added Expand Disks Using SmartKit.
  • Added Expand Disk Enclosures Using SmartKit.
  • Added Expand Links Using SmartKit.
  • Updated Using SmartKit to Expand Controllers.

Issue 10 (2018-02-05)

This is the tenth official release.

Updated the max number of disk enclosures connected to back-end channels.

Issue 09 (2017-11-30)

This is the ninth official release.

Optimized the description of 8 Gbit/s Fibre Channel interface module as 8 Gbit/s Fibre Channel interface module (4 ports).

Issue 08 (2017-10-30)

This is the eighth official release.

  • Optimized the content about capacity used by hot spare space.
  • Added the rule that the RAID policy is set to RAID 6 when the capacity tier consists of NL-SAS disks in section Planning Capacity Expansion.
  • Added a warning about responsibility ownership and risks of capacity expansion in section Expanding LUN Capacity.

Issue 07 (2017-07-20)

This is the seventh official release.

  • Optimized the description in section Performing the Pre-expansion Check.
  • Added precautions in section Adding Controllers.

Issue 06 (2017-05-10)

This is the sixth official release. The updates are as follows:

  • Added It is recommended that the capacity of added disks is the same as that of disks in the storage layer that requires capacity expansion.
  • Added How to expand the capacity of a LUN used in the HyperMetro feature.
  • Added Before adding controllers, ask Huawei technical support engineers to apply for a spare controller in advance and bring it to the site. in Making Capacity Expansion Plans.

Issue 05 (2017-03-27)

This is the fifth official release.

Updated the supported maximum number of high-density disk enclosures.

Issue 04 (2016-11-20)

This is the fourth official release.

  • Content about the OceanStor 2800 V3 is deleted from OceanStor 2800 V3&5300 V3&5500 V3&5600 V3&5800 V3&6800 V3 Storage System V300R003 Capacity Expansion Guide and the manual is renamed as OceanStor 5300 V3&5500 V3&5600 V3&5800 V3&6800 V3 Storage System V300R003 Capacity Expansion Guide.
  • Added hardware deployment in Expanding the System Capacity.
  • Added Adding Controllers.
  • Optimized Expanding Capacity Using Commands.

Issue 03 (2016-07-25)

This is the third official release.

Optimized some description.

Issue 02 (2016-04-30)

This is the second official release.

Added the description of controller expansion and exceptional rollback of the 2800 V3 storage system.

Issue 01 (2015-12-10)

This is the first official release.

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