Preparing for installation

To install your AFF A800 system, you need to create an account, register the system, and get license keys. 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 Hardware Universe for information on your site requirements as well as additional information on your configured system.

NetApp Hardware Universe

You need to provide the following at your site:


  1. Unpack the contents of all boxes.
  2. Record the system serial number from the controller module.

  3. Set up your account:
    1. Login to your existing account or create an account.
    2. Register your system.
    3. Get your license keys.
  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, refer to 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

    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.