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 install the management node procedure.
    Note: To set up Active IQ, use the --telemetry_active parameter in the setup script to enable data collection for analytics by Active IQ.
  3. For NetApp Monitoring Agent information, see the deployment information.