Preparing for installation

To install your AFF A800 system, you need to create an account and register the system. 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. 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...
    100 GbE cable

    X66211A-05 (112-00595), 0.5m

    HA interconnect

    X66211A-05 (112-00595), 0.5m;

    X66211-1 (112-00573), 1m

    Cluster interconnect network

    X66211-2 (112-00574), 2m;

    X66211-5 (112-00576), 5m

    Storage, Data
    10 GbE cable

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

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

    25 GbE cable

    X66240A-2 (112-00598), 2m;

    X66240A-5 (112-00600), 5m

    RJ-45 (order dependant) Not applicable Management
    Fibre Channel

    X66250-2 (112-00342) 2m;

    X66250-5 (112-00344) 5m;

    X66250-15 (112-00346) 15m;

    X66250-30 (112-00347) 30m

    Micro-USB console cable Not applicable Console connection during software setup
    Power cables Not applicable Powering up the system
  5. Download and complete the Cluster configuration worksheet.