Configure a storage Network Interface Controller (NIC)

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If you are using an additional NIC for storage, you can SSH in to the management node or use the vCenter console and run a curl command to set up that network interface.

Before you begin
  • You know your eth0 IP address.

  • Your cluster version is running NetApp Element software 11.3 or later.

  • You have deployed a management node 11.3 or later.

  1. Open an SSH or vCenter console.

  2. Replace the values in the following command template and run the command:

    Values are represented by $ for each of the required parameters for your new storage network interface. The cluster object in the following template is required and can be used for management node host name renaming. The --insecure or -k options should not be used in production environments.
    curl -u $mnode_user_name:$mnode_password --insecure -X POST \
    https://$mnode_IP:442/json-rpc/10.0 \
    -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
    -H 'cache-control: no-cache' \
    -d ' {
         "params": {
                   "network": {
                              "$eth1": {
                                       "#default" : false,
                                       "address" : "$storage_IP",
                                       "auto" : true,
                                       "family" : "inet",
                                       "method" : "static",
                                       "mtu" : "9000",
                                       "netmask" : "$subnet_mask",
                                       "status" : "Up"
                  "cluster": {
                             "name": "$mnode_host_name"
        "method": "SetConfig"

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