Completing system setup and configuration

You must cable and configure your Windows client before completing your ststem setup and configuration.


  1. Cable and configure your client:
    1. Connect the console cable to the client and the console port on the controller module using the console cable that came with your system.

    2. Connect the client to the switch on the management subnet.

    3. Assign a TCP/IP address to the client, using one that is on the management subnet.
    4. Set the console port on the client to 115,200 baud with N-8-1.
      Note: See your client's online help for how to configure the console port.
  2. If your system has one or more drive shelves, set the shelf IDs:
    1. Power on the drive shelf, and then remove the end cap on the left of the shelf.
    2. Press and hold the orange button until the first digit blinks, and then press the button to advance the first digit (0-9) to the desired number.
      The first digit continues to blink.
    3. Press and hold the button until the second digit blinks, and then press the button to advance the second digit (0-9) to the desired number.
      The first digit stops blinking, and the second digit continues to blink.
    4. Press and hold the button until the second digit stops blinking, and then replace the end cap on the shelf.
    5. Wait about 10 seconds for both digits to start blinking again and for the LED to illuminate, and then power-cycle the drive shelf to make the shelf ID take effect.
    6. Repeat these steps for any remaining drive shelves.
  3. Plug the power cords into the power supplies, and then connect them to power sources on different circuits.
  4. Turn on the power switches to both nodes.

  5. Assign an initial node management IP address to one of the nodes.
    If the management network has DHCP... Then...
    Configured Record the IP address assigned to the new controller modules.
    Not configured
    1. Open a console session using PuTTY, a terminal server, or the equivalent for your environment.
      Note: Check your client's online help if you do not know how to configure PuTTY.
    2. Enter the management IP address when prompted by the script.
  6. Using System Manager on your client, configure your cluster:
    1. Point your browser to the node management IP address (from Step 5).
      Note: The format for the address is https://x.x.x.x.
    2. Configure the system using the data you collected in the Cluster configuration worksheet.
  7. Run Config Advisor from your client to check the hardware installation of your system and for conformance to NetApp recommended settings.