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This article outlines how to swap a chassis on the K-432T platform.
NOTE: Shutting down the node causes a quorum event and puts the cluster into an
n-1 state. When you finish the chassis replacement process and power on the new chassis, another event occurs when the node rejoins the quorum.
- Power down the node and unplug all cables from it.
- Loosen the black thumbscrews and remove your node from the rack.
NOTE: We strongly recommend getting help from a colleague.
- Install the three diskless chassis into the node one by one.
- Transfer the boot drive from inside the existing chassis to the new chassis.
- Move the 12 HDDs in each drawer and rear 6 NVMe drives from the existing chassis to the new chassis, ensuring that you install the drives into the same slots.
TIP: Install the HDDs into the chassis and leave the levers up until all drives are in place. Then, lower the drive levers in each row from the middle drives outward.
- Connect the cables to the new chassis.
- Power on the chassis.
- If the current IPMI settings are set statically (not through DHCP), you must reapply them to each node in the cluster.
You can now swap a chassis on the K-432T platform.
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