Required documentation

Installing an HA pair requires that you have the correct documentation.

The following table lists and briefly describes the documentation you might need to refer to when preparing a new HA pair, or converting two stand-alone systems into an HA pair:

Manual name Description
NetApp Hardware Universe This utility describes the physical requirements that your site must meet to install NetApp equipment.
The appropriate system cabinet guide This guide describes how to install NetApp equipment into a system cabinet.
The appropriate disk shelf guide NetApp Documentation: Disk Shelves These guides describe how to cable a disk shelf to a storage system.
The appropriate hardware documentation for your storage system model These guides describe how to install the storage system, connect it to a network, and bring it up for the first time.
Diagnostics Guide This guide describes the diagnostics tests that you can run on the storage system.
Network and LIF management This guide describes how to perform network configuration for the storage system.
Upgrade, revert, or downgrade This guide describes how to upgrade storage system and disk firmware, and how to upgrade storage system software.
System administration This guide describes general storage system administration, including tasks such as adding nodes to a cluster.
FlexArray virtualization installation requirements and reference If you are installing an ONTAP system HA pair, this guide provides information about cabling ONTAP systems to storage arrays.

You can also refer to the ONTAP system implementation guides for information about configuring storage arrays to work with ONTAP systems.

FlexArray virtualization implementation for third-party storage If you are installing an ONTAP system HA pair, this guide provides information about configuring storage arrays to work with ONTAP systems.