Installing the controllers

When you install controllers that will be added to an existing cluster, you must follow the first three steps of the appropriate Installation and Setup Instructions.

About this task

Note: As of ONTAP 9.0, HA mode is enabled by default on new hardware.

Steps

  1. Obtain the Installation and Setup Instructions for the FAS model number of the controller module that you plan to add to the cluster.
    • For a new controller module, the document is available in the box.
    • For a repurposed controller module, you can download the document.
  2. Follow the Prepare for installation section with the following exceptions:
    • You can skip any instructions about downloading software or a worksheet.
    • You must provide a serial console connection even if it is not mentioned in the Installation and Setup Instructions.

      You require a serial console because you must use the nodeshell CLI to configure node-management LIFs.

      If the ONTAP section does not mention the serial console, you can see the 7-mode section.

  3. Follow the Install hardware section.
  4. Follow the Cable storage section.
  5. Skip most of the Complete System Setup section with the following exceptions:
    • If instructed to, you must power on all disk shelves and check IDs.
    • You must cable the serial console so that you can access the node.

      If the ONTAP section does not mention the serial console, you can see the 7-mode section.

  6. Skip the Complete configuration section.