Friday, 7 October 2011

Netapp Hardware Connection

This Diagram is Netapp High-Availability

Controller 1 : Filer 1
Controller 2 : Filer 2

Controller 1 Active Shelves : Disk shelf
Controller 2 Active Shelves : Disk shelf

Switch/Fabric : Fibre channel Switch (brocade or cisco)

host : may be Windows or unix server

Advantage Netapp High-Availability :

  • If any Hardware failure in this structure, the another hardware will take over that.
  • For Example: If netapp controller 1 got failed means in the next second controller 2 will take over the controller 1 resources like LUN, CIFS and NFS Shares.

Filer back side view


  1. its great and helpful to beginners ...... keep it up suresh..........