Required documentation

You need specific switch and controller documentation to set up your ONTAP cluster.

Required documentation for cluster network switches

To set up the Cisco Nexus 92300YC switches, you need the following documentation from the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches Support page:

Document title Description
Nexus 9000 Series Hardware Installation Guide Provides detailed information about site requirements, switch hardware details, and installation options.
Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch Software Configuration Guides (choose the guide for the NX-OS release installed on your switches) Provides initial switch configuration information that you need before you can configure the switch for ONTAP operation.
Cisco Nexus 9000 Series NX-OS Software Upgrade and Downgrade Guide (choose the guide for the NX-OS release installed on your switches) Provides information on how to downgrade the switch to ONTAP supported switch software, if necessary.
Cisco Nexus 9000 Series NX-OS Command Reference Master Index Provides links to the various command references provided by Cisco.
Cisco Nexus 9000 MIBs Reference Describes the Management Information Base (MIB) files for the Nexus 9000 switches.
Nexus 9000 Series NX-OS System Message Reference Describes the system messages for Cisco Nexus 9000 series switches, those that are informational, and others that might help diagnose problems with links, internal hardware, or the system software.
Cisco Nexus 9000 Series NX-OS Release Notes (choose the notes for the NX-OS release installed on your switches) Describes the features, bugs, and limitations for the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series.
Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Provides international agency compliance, safety, and statutory information for the Nexus 9000 series switches.

To set up the Cisco Nexus 3232C and 3132Q-V switches, you need the following documentation from the Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches Support page:

Document title Description
Nexus 3000 Series Hardware Installation Guide Provides detailed information about site requirements, switch hardware details, and installation options.
Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switch Software Configuration Guides (choose the guide for the NX-OS release installed on your switches) Provides initial switch configuration information that you need before you can configure the switch for ONTAP operation.
Cisco Nexus 3000 Series NX-OS Software Upgrade and Downgrade Guide (choose the guide for the NX-OS release installed on your switches) Provides information on how to downgrade the switch to ONTAP supported switch software, if necessary.
Cisco Nexus 3000 Series NX-OS Command Reference Master Index Provides links to the various command references provided by Cisco.
Cisco Nexus 3000 MIBs Reference Describes the Management Information Base (MIB) files for the Nexus 3000 switches.
Nexus 3000 Series NX-OS System Message Reference Describes the system messages for Cisco Nexus 3000 series switches, those that are informational, and others that might help diagnose problems with links, internal hardware, or the system software.
Cisco Nexus 3000 Series NX-OS Release Notes (choose the notes for the NX-OS release installed on your switches) Describes the features, bugs, and limitations for the Cisco Nexus 3000 Series.
Regulatory, Compliance, and Safety Information for the Cisco Nexus 6000, Cisco Nexus 5000 Series, Cisco Nexus 3000 Series, and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Provides international agency compliance, safety, and statutory information for the Nexus 3000 series switches.

To set up the Cisco Nexus 5596 switch, you need the following documents from Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches Support page:

Document title Description
Nexus 5000 Series Hardware Installation Guide Provides detailed information about site requirements, switch hardware details, and installation options.
Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Software Configuration Guide (choose the guide for the software you are using) Provides initial switch configuration information that you need before you can configure the switch for ONTAP operation.
Cisco Nexus 5000 Series NX-OS Software Upgrade and Downgrade Guide Provides information about how to downgrade the switch to the supported ONTAP switch software, if necessary.
Cisco Nexus 5000 Series NX-OS Command Reference Master Index Provides an alphabetical list of all the commands supported for a specific NX-OS release.
Cisco Nexus 5000 and Nexus 2000 MIBs Reference Describes the Management Information Base (MIB) files for the Nexus 5000 switches.
Nexus 5000 Series NX-OS System Message Reference Describes troubleshooting information.
Regulatory, Compliance, and Safety Information for the Cisco Nexus 6000 Series, Cisco Nexus 5000 Series, Cisco Nexus 3000 Series, and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Provides international agency compliance, safety, and statutory information for the Nexus 5000 series switches.

Required documentation for management network switches

To set up a Cisco Catalyst 2960 switch, you need the following documents from the Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series Switches Support page: If you have other Cisco management switches, refer to the Cisco site to get the necessary documents.
Note: The 2960 switch has now reached its software EOL.
Document title Description
Catalyst 2960 Switch Hardware Installation Guide Provides detailed information about site requirements, switch hardware details, and installation options.
Getting Started Guide for the Catalyst 2960 24- and 48-Port Switches Provides initial switch configuration information that you need before you can configure the switch for ONTAP operation.
Catalyst 2960 Switch Command Reference (choose the reference for the software you are using) Provides an alphabetical list of all the commands supported for a specific IOS release.
Catalyst 2960 Switch System Message Guide Describes troubleshooting information.
Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Catalyst 2960 and 2960-S Switches Provides international agency compliance, safety, and statutory information for the Catalyst 2960 switches.

Required documentation for supported ONTAP systems

To set up an ONTAP system, you need the following documents for your version of the operating system from the ONTAP library.

Name Description
Controller-specific Installation and Setup Instructions Describes how to install NetApp hardware.
ONTAP documentation Provides detailed information about all aspects of the ONTAP releases.
Hardware Universe Provides NetApp hardware configuration and compatibility information.

Rail kit and cabinet documentation

To install a Cisco switch in a NetApp cabinet, see the following hardware documentation:

Name Description
42U System Cabinet, Deep Guide Describes the FRUs associated with the 42U system cabinet, and provides maintenance and FRU replacement instructions.
Installing a Cisco Nexus 3232C cluster switch and pass-through panel in a NetApp cabinet Describes how to install a Cisco Nexus 3232C switch in a four-post NetApp cabinet.
Installing a Cisco Nexus 3132Q-V switch and pass-through panel in a NetApp Cabinet Describes how to install a Cisco Nexus 3132Q-V switch in a four-post NetApp cabinet.
Installing a Cisco Nexus 5596 switch and pass-through panel in a NetApp Cabinet Describes how to install a Cisco Nexus 5596 switch in a NetApp cabinet.