Enabling Data Fabric services

As part of NetApp HCI deployment, you have the option of installing a single-node ONTAP Select cluster as a virtual machine. This enables you to host file services from NetApp HCI. After deployment, you can view information about the ONTAP Select virtual machine using vCenter and manage the file services using OnCommand System Manager.

Before you begin

Ensure that you have a standard or premium ONTAP Select license file. If you need a license, contact your NetApp sales representative for ONTAP Select licensing information.


  1. Choose one of the following options:
    Option Steps
    Skip ONTAP Select installation
    1. Click Continue.
    Install ONTAP Select
    1. On the Data Fabric page, select the check box titled Yes, I want to enable File Services powered by ONTAP.
    2. Click Browse and select the ONTAP Select license file in the resulting file chooser.
    3. Click Open.
    4. Click Continue.