Creating a cluster

You can use OnCommand System Manager to create and set up a cluster in your data center.

About this task

If the cluster supports ONTAP 9.1 or later, you can add only those storage systems that are running ONTAP 9.1 or later.

Steps

  1. Open the web browser, and then enter the node management IP address that you have configured: https://node-management-IP
    • If you have set up the credentials for the cluster, the Login page is displayed.

      You must enter the credentials to log in.

    • If you have not set up the credentials for the cluster, the Guided Setup window is displayed.

      Click the Guided Setup icon to set up a cluster.

  2. In the Cluster page, enter a name for the cluster.
    Note: If all the nodes are not discovered, click Refresh.
    The nodes in that cluster network are displayed in the Nodes field.
  3. Optional: If desired, update the node names in the Nodes field.
  4. Enter the password for the cluster.
  5. Optional: Enter the feature license keys.
  6. Click Submit.

After you finish

Enter the network details in the Network page to continue with the cluster setup.