Completing system setup and configuration if you are not using a Windows or Mac laptop

If you are not using a Windows or Mac-based laptop or console, you must complete the configuration and setup using this task.


  1. Cable and configure your laptop or console:
    1. Set the console port on the laptop or console to 115,200 baud with N-8-1.
      Note: See your laptop or console's online help for how to configure the console port.
    2. Connect the console cable to the laptop or console using the console cable that came with your system, and then connect the laptop to the management switch on the management subnet .
    3. Assign a TCP/IP address to the laptop or console, using one that is on the management subnet.
  2. Use the following animation to set one or more drive shelf IDs:

  3. Plug the power cords into the controller power supplies, and then connect them to power sources on different circuits.

    FAS8300 and FAS8700 shown.

    Note: Intial booting may take up to eight minutes.
  4. 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 controllers.
    Not configured
    1. Open a console session using PuTTY, a terminal server, or the equivalent for your environment.
      Note: Check your laptop or console's online help if you do not know how to configure PuTTY.
    2. Enter the management IP address when prompted by the script.
  5. Using System Manager on your laptop or console, configure your cluster:
    1. Point your browser to the node management IP address.
      Note: The format for the address is https://x.x.x.x.
    2. Configure the system using the data you collected in the NetApp ONTAP Configuration guide.
  6. Set up your account and download Active IQ Config Advisor:
    1. Log in to your existing account or create an account.
    2. Register your system.
    3. Download Active IQ Config Advisor.
  7. Verify the health of your system by running Config Advisor.
  8. After you have completed the initial configuration, go to the NetApp ONTAP Resources page for information about configuring additional features in ONTAP.