Setting up the cluster by using OnCommand System Manager

Beginning with ONTAP 9.1, you can use OnCommand System Manager to set up a cluster by creating a cluster, setting up the node management network and cluster management network, and then setting up AutoSupport messages and event notifications.

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To create a cluster, you have to log in through the console, and configure the node management IP address on any node in the cluster network. After you have configured the node management IP address on a node, you can add other nodes and create a cluster by using OnCommand System Manager.

The cluster setup operation is not supported on MetroCluster configurations for ONTAP software.

You can set up the cluster by using a template file or by manually entering the values in the cluster setup wizard.