Visio by DPTPB: NetApp FAS / AFF Disk Shelf Stencil (V2)

Oct 24, 2017 Visio by DPTPB release update notes. Long over due documentation of new NetApp FAS / AFF Disk Shelf Stencil, already released back in May :=)

New DPTPB NetApp FAS / AFF Disk Shelf Stencil has by far the most complex internal structure, hopefully in favour of much easier shape usage. Besides standard V2 design changes, there is now much more automation and dynamic features with the new disk shelf shapes.

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Visio by DPTPB: NetApp AFF A300 Quad-Path SAS cabling sample drawing

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Experimenting with SAS Quad-Path cabling and my new  V2 stencils. AFF A300 with four DS224C shelves

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Visio by DPTPB: Transitional SAS cables, QSFP to Mini-SAS HD

 

Older generation SAS 6Gbps ports use QSFP form factor connector  while newer generation SAS 12Gbps ports use smaller Mini-SAS HD form factor connector (at least with NetApp gear). These form factors are not compatible, i.e you cannot cable QSFP connector to Mini-SAS HD port or vice-versa.

To make things more confusing, there are also 12Gbps capable ports that are using QSFP form factor connector. In case of NetApp, X2069-R6 adapter is example of such combination.

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