Adding Witness Nodes to the storage cluster

After you configure the network and cluster settings for the Witness Node, perform the steps to add the Witness Node to the storage cluster.


  1. From the vSphere Web Client, access the NetApp Element Management extension point from the Shortcuts tab or the side panel.
  2. Select NetApp Element Management > Cluster.
  3. Click the Nodes sub-tab.
  4. Select Pending from the drop-down list to view the list of nodes.

    The Witness Node should appear in the pending nodes list.

  5. Select the check box for the node you want to add, and click Add node.

    When the action is complete, the node appears in the list of active nodes for the cluster.