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Installing Expansion Interface Cards to a Cluster Gateway

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Does anyone have the experience of installing expansion interface cards to a cluster gateway.

In a case that we have a cluster object with member GW01 and GW02.

As installing expansion interface card requires power off the appliance,

GW01: Active, GW02: Standby 

If we install an interface card for GW02 first (power off, install card and power on), would it be able for GW02 to take the active state from GW01 after GW02 has been installed with expansion card?

So that we can do the same for GW01 ? (Power off, install card and power on)

I am referencing sk57100 but it seems not the same situation as my case.
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Re: Installing Expansion Interface Cards to a Cluster Gateway

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When you add a expansion card, without configuring the extra interfaces in Gaia and Smartconsole, the gateway will just come back as the backup.
You can then see that it is back in sync and then switch over to the expanded gateway.
Still I would use a maintenance / low-traffic window to execute the expansion.
Regards, Maarten

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When you add a expansion card, without configuring the extra interfaces in Gaia and Smartconsole, the gateway will just come back as the backup.
You can then see that it is back in sync and then switch over to the expanded gateway.
Still I would use a maintenance / low-traffic window to execute the expansion.
Regards, Maarten

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Re: Installing Expansion Interface Cards to a Cluster Gateway

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Maarten,

So I think we would be able to add the expansion card first for both Gateway first
And after that, apply sk57100 to enable and assign ip address for new interfaces
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Yep, that is the best way forward, you could do it all in the same maintenance window.
Regards, Maarten