The following compatibilities are currently supported: S200/S210, X200/X210, X400/X410, and NL400/NL410. For example, if you have a node pool made up of three or more S200 nodes, you can create a compatibility so that new S210 nodes are automatically added to the S200 node pool.
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New nodes must have compatible RAM and the same drive configurations as their older counterparts to be provisioned into existing node pools. If drive configurations are not the same because of SSD capacity or SSD count differences, you can create SSD compatibilities, as well.
The SmartPools tab displays two lists: Tiers & Node Pools and Compatibilities.
Create a compatibility.
The Create a Compatibility dialog box displays a drop-down list of compatibility types.
- From the
Compatibility Type list, select
Two additional drop-down lists are added, First Node Class and Second Node Class.
- In the First Node Class list, accept the current selection, or make a new selection.
- In the Second Node Class list, accept the current selection, or make a new selection.
A Confirm Create Compatibility dialog box appears, with one or more check boxes that you must select before proceeding. The check boxes describe the results of the operation.
- Select all check boxes, and then click Confirm.
The node class compatibility is created, and is also described in the Compatibilities list. For example, a message such as "The S200 Node Class is now considered compatible with the S210 Node Class" is displayed. The result of the new compatibility appears in the Tiers & Node Pools list. If the new nodes are node-class compatible, but remain unprovisioned, you still need to create an SSD compatibility for the new nodes. If L3 cache is disabled on the targeted node pool, the new nodes remain unprovisioned, and an error message is generated.