Management node overview

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You can use the management node (mNode) to use system services, manage cluster assets and settings, run system tests and utilities, configure Active IQ for system monitoring, and enable NetApp Support access for troubleshooting.

Note As a best practice, only associate one management node with one VMware vCenter instance, and avoid defining the same storage and compute resources or vCenter instances in multiple management nodes.

For clusters running Element software version 11.3 or later, you can work with the management node by using one of two interfaces:

  • With the management node UI (https://[mNode IP]:442), you can make changes to network and cluster settings, run system tests, or use system utilities.

  • With the built-in REST API UI (https://[mNode IP]/mnode), you can run or understand APIs relating to the management node services, including proxy server configuration, service level updates, or asset management.

Install or recover a management node:

Access the management node:

Perform tasks with the management node UI:

Perform tasks with the management node REST APIs:

Disable or enable remote SSH functionality or start a remote support tunnel session with NetApp Support to help you troubleshoot:

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