Completing system setup and configuration

You must cable and configure your Windows client before you complete your AFF A800 system setup and configuration.

Steps

  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. Plug the power cords into the power supplies, and then connect them to power sources on different circuits.
  3. 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.
  4. Using System Manager on your client, configure your cluster:
    1. Point your browser to the node management IP address (from Step 3).
      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.