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Linux express configuration overview

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The Linux express method for installing your storage array and accessing SANtricity System Manager is appropriate for setting up a standalone Linux host to an E-Series storage system. It is designed to get the storage system up and running as quickly as possible with minimal decision points.

Procedure overview

The Linux express method includes the following steps.

  1. Set up one of the following communication environments:

    • Fibre Channel (FC)

    • iSCSI

    • SAS

    • iSER over Infiniband

    • SRP over Infiniband

    • NVMe over Infiniband

    • NVMe over RoCE

    • NVMe over Fibre Channel

  2. Create logical volumes on the storage array.

  3. Make the volumes available to the data host.

Find more information

  • Online help — Describes how to use SANtricity System Manager to complete configuration and storage management tasks. It is available within the product.

  • NetApp Knowledgebase (a database of articles) — Provides troubleshooting information, FAQs, and instructions for a wide range of NetApp products and technologies.

  • NetApp Interoperability Matrix Tool — Enables you to search for configurations of NetApp products and components that meet the standards and requirements specified by NetApp.

  • Linux Unified Host Utilities 7.1 Installation Guide — Describes how to use the Linux Unified Host Utilities 7.1.