Completing system setup and configuration using a Windows or Mac laptop

If you are using a Windows or Mac-based laptop or console, you can complete system setup and configuration using automatic cluster discovery.

Steps

  1. If your system has one or more drive shelves, set the shelf IDs:
    1. Plug in and 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.
  2. Plug the power cords into the controller power supplies, and then connect them to power sources on different circuits.
  3. Turn on the power switches to both nodes.


    Note: Intial booting may take up to eight minutes.
  4. Make sure that your laptop has network discovery enabled.
    See your laptop’s online help for more information.
  5. Connect your laptop to the Management switch.


  6. Go to network devices, and then double-click the ONTAP icon.
    Note: XXXXX is the system serial number for the target node.


    System Manager opens.
  7. Use System Manager guided setup to configure your system using the data you collected in the Cluster configuration worksheet.
  8. Verify the health of your system by running Config Advisor.
  9. After you have completed the initial configuration, go to the NetApp ONTAP Resources page for information about configuring additional features in ONTAP.