Adding an asset to the management node

You can add storage, compute, or other assets to the management node configuration using the REST API UI. You might need to add an asset if you recently scaled your installation and new assets were not added automatically to your configuration. Use these APIs to add assets that are recent additions to your installation.

Before you begin


  1. Open the REST API UI on the management node: https://[management node IP]/mnode
  2. Click Authorize or any lock icon and complete the following:
    1. Enter the cluster user name and password.
    2. Enter the client ID as mnode-client if the value is not already populated.
    3. Copy the token URL string and paste it into another browser tab to initiate a token request.
    4. Click Authorize to begin a session.
  3. Click one of the following to add a sub-asset to an existing base asset:
    Note: You installation has a base asset configuration that was created during installation or upgrade.
    Option Description
    POST /assets/{asset_id}/controllers Run this command to create a controller sub-asset.
    POST /assets/{asset_id}/ots Run this command to create an ONTAP Select sub-asset.
    POST /assets/{asset_id}/storage-clusters Run this command to create a storage cluster sub-asset.
    Note: After running the POST command, you must also register the storage asset using POST /assets/{asset_id}/storage-clusters/{storage_id}/register
    POST /assets/{asset_id}/compute-nodes Run this command to create a compute node sub-asset.
  4. Click Try it out.
  5. Enter the required payload values as defined in the Model tab.
  6. Enter the parent base asset ID in the asset_id field.
  7. Click Execute.