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Windows express configuration overview

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

Procedure overview

The express method includes the following steps, which are also outlined in the Windows workflow.

  1. Set up one of the following communication environments:

  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.

  • NetApp Documentation: Host Utilities — Provides documentation for the current Windows Unified Host Utilities version.