IP address requirements

NetApp HCI has specific IP address requirements that depend on the size of your deployment. It is important to note that by default the initial IP addresses you assign to each node before using the NetApp Deployment Engine to deploy the system are temporary and cannot be reused. You need to set aside a second permanent set of unused IP addresses that you can assign during final deployment.

It is best if the storage network and the management network each use separate contiguous ranges of IP addresses. Use the following table to determine how many IP addresses you need for your NetApp HCI deployment:

System component Management network IP addresses needed Storage network IP addresses needed vMotion network IP addresses needed Total IP addresses needed per component
Compute node 1 2 1 4
Storage node 1 1   2
Storage cluster 1 1   2
VMware vCenter 1     1
File services 2     2
Management node 1     1