Preparing for installation

Before you install your system, you must inventory the hardware that was shipped to you, and contact NetApp Support if any of the items are missing.

Before you begin

You must provide the following at your site:
  • Rack space for the system. A NetApp HCI chassis with four nodes needs two rack unit (2U) rack space. An H610S node (or chassis) needs one rack unit (1U) rack space. An H610C node (or chassis) needs 2U rack space.
  • Cables of the following types:
    • SFP28/SFP+ direct-attach cables or transceivers
    • CAT5e or higher cables with RJ45 connector
  • A keyboard, video, mouse (KVM) switch to configure your system
  • USB stick (optional)


  1. Unpack the contents of the boxes.
  2. Inventory the hardware you received.
    A new 2U, four-node NetApp HCI installation box includes the following hardware:
    • Chassis
    • Bezel
    • Slide rail kit
    • Drives for storage nodes
    • Nodes (compute and storage)
    • Power cables (two per chassis)
    Note: The hardware that is shipped to you is dependent on what you order. The above list is only an example of what you will find in the box. If you order H610S storage nodes, the drives will come installed in the chassis.