Preparing for the installation

When you are preparing to install the bridges as part of your new MetroCluster system, you must ensure that your system meets certain requirements, including meeting setup and configuration requirements for the bridges. Other requirements include downloading the necessary documents, the ATTO QuickNAV utility, and the bridge firmware.

Before you begin


  1. Download the Installation and Service Guide for your disk shelf model:
  2. Access the ATTO web site using the link provided for your FibreBridge model and download the manual and the QuickNAV utility.
    Note: The ATTO FibreBridge Installation and Operation Manual for your model bridge has more information about management interfaces.

    You can access this and other content on the ATTO web site by using the link provided on the ATTO Fibrebridge Description page.

    NetApp Downloads: ATTO FibreBridge 7600N

    NetApp Downloads: ATTO FibreBridge 7500N

    NetApp Downloads: ATTO FibreBridge 6500N

  3. Gather the hardware and information needed to use the recommended bridge management interfaces, the ATTO ExpressNAV GUI, and the ATTO QuickNAV utility:
    1. Determine a non-default user name and password (for accessing the bridges).
      You should change the default user name and password.
    2. If configuring for IP management of the bridges, you need the shielded Ethernet cable provided with the bridges (which connects from the bridge Ethernet management 1 port to your network).
    3. If configuring for IP management of the bridges, you need an IP address, subnet mask, and gateway information for the Ethernet management 1 port on each bridge.
    4. Disable VPN clients on the computer you are using for setup.
      Active VPN clients cause the QuickNAV scan for bridges to fail.