Preparing for installation

To install your FAS2700 or AFF A220 system, you need to create an account on the NetApp Support Site, register your system, and get license keys. You also need to inventory the appropriate number and type of cables for your system and collect specific network information.

Before you begin

You need to have access to the Hardware Universe for information about site requirements as well as additional information on your configured system. You might also want to have access to the Release Notes for your version of ONTAP for more information about this system.

NetApp Hardware Universe

Find the Release Notes for your version of ONTAP 9

You need to provide the following at your site:


  1. Unpack the contents of all boxes.
  2. Record the system serial number from the controllers.

  3. Set up your account:
    1. Log in to your existing account or create an account.
    2. Register your system.
  4. Download and install Config Advisor on your laptop.
  5. Inventory and make a note of the number and types of cables you received.
    The following table identifies the types of cables you might receive. If you receive a cable not listed in the table, see the Hardware Universe to locate the cable and identify its use.

    NetApp Hardware Universe

    Type of cable... Part number and length Connector type For...
    10 GbE cable (order dependent)

    X6566B-05-R6 (112-00297), 0.5m

    X6566B-2-R6 (112-00299), 2m

    Cluster interconnect network

    Part number X6566B-2-R6 (112-00299), 2m

    or X6566B-3-R6 (112-00300), 3m

    X6566B-5-R6 (112-00301), 5m

    Optical network cables (order dependent)

    X6553-R6 (112-00188), 2m

    X6536-R6 (112-00090), 5m

    X6554-R6(112-00189), 15m

    FC host network
    Cat 6, RJ-45 (order dependant)

    Part numbers X6585-R6 (112-00291), 3m

    X6562-R6 (112-00196), 5m

    Management network and Ethernet data
    Storage (order dependent)

    Part number X66030A (112-00435), 0.5m

    X66031A (112-00436), 1m

    X66032A (112-00437), 2m

    X66033A (112-00438), 3m

    Micro-USB console cable Not applicable Console connection during software setup on non-Windows or Mac laptop/console
    Power cables Not applicable Powering up the system
  6. Download and complete the Cluster configuration worksheet.