Determining which SolidFire components to install

You might want to check which SolidFire components, such as the management node, Active IQ and the NetApp Monitoring Agent (NMA), that you should install, depending on configuration and deployment choices.

About this task

The following table lists the additional components and indicates whether you should install them.
Component Standalone SolidFire storage cluster NetApp HCI cluster
Management node Recommended Installed by default, required
Active IQ Recommended* Recommended*
NetApp Monitoring Agent Not supported Recommended

*Active IQ is required for capacity-licensed SolidFire storage clusters.


  1. Determine which components should be installed.
  2. Complete the installation according to the procedure:

    Installing a management node

    Enabling SolidFire Active IQ

    For NetApp Monitoring Agent information, see the deployment information.

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