Preparing the netboot server to download the image

When you are ready to prepare the netboot server, you must download the correct ONTAP netboot image from the NetApp Support Site to the netboot server and note the IP address.

Before you begin

Steps

  1. Download and extract the netboot.tgz file from the NetApp Support Site.
    The netboot.tgz file is used for performing a netboot of your system. You should download the file contents to a web-accessible directory.
    1. Download the netboot.tgz file from the NetApp Support Site to a web-accessible directory.
    2. Switch to the web-accessible directory.
    3. Extract the contents of the netboot.tgz file to the target directory tar -zxvf netboot.tgz.
    Your directory listing should contain the following directory:
    netboot/
  2. Download the image.tgz file from the NetApp Support Site to the web-accessible directory.
    Your directory listing should contain the following file and directory:
    image.tgz
    netboot/
    
  3. Determine the IP address of the existing controller module.
    This address is referred to later in this procedure as ip-address-of-existing controller.
  4. Ping ip-address-of-existing controller to verify that the IP address is reachable.