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  • Mon, May 15 2017 11:56 PM

    • cable
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    adding new E4 chassis

    Hello,

    I just received an additional E4 chassis that I'd like to add to my edit network as a separate additional Controller/Storage group. This will have a different name from our existing E4 and users will mount workspaces from one or both of the units. I am about to create the Nexis file system on the new unit but just want to double check that this is safe to do while attached to the switch with the existing server. I'm sure it's very straight forward and easy but in the back of mind I'm thinking about the things I'm not aware of, like the new chassis somehow seeing the existing workspaces and deciding to erase them. I know, paranoid, but that's kind of my job. I have a full backup of the existing unit just in case.

     

    So, it's my understaning that because I'm not combining these units and they do have different names and IP addresses they should not care or interfere with each other. Is this a correct thought?  I have a call into support but while I wait I thought I'd ask here.

     

    Thanks.

     

    -Cablet

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  • Tue, May 16 2017 1:55 PM In reply to

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    Re: adding new E4 chassis

    Cablet

    Good question of which I dont know the answer but I am going to check for you

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  • Wed, May 17 2017 4:02 PM In reply to

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    Re: adding new E4 chassis

    Support got back to me.  As I expected, an additional unit with seperate name and IP address is treated as a complete stand alone unit. The existing controller was not impacted at all by creating the new file system on the new system.

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