About this guide

This guide introduces NetApp HCI and its architecture, and covers the information needed to prepare your environment for a deployment as well as the steps needed to complete deployment. It also gives best practices for network and switch configuration to enable you to get the most out of your system. You can use this guide while you quickly deploy and configure your fully racked and powered NetApp HCI installation using the NetApp Deployment Engine.

The following diagram outlines the basic steps you need to follow to deploy and configure NetApp HCI.



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