Adding controllers and clusters

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Before you start the transition, you must add the 7-Mode controllers, including both nodes of a 7-Mode HA pair, and the clusters that are required for the transition. You should add the clusters using the cluster-management interface.

  • For a copy-free transition, you must add the cluster, and not the cluster nodes that are the target of transition.

  • The 7-Mode controllers and clusters information that you provide is not persistent.

    If the 7-Mode Transition Tool service is restarted, the tool prompts in the project dashboard for information about controllers and cluster that are part of active projects.

Steps
  1. From the top pane, click Storage Systems.

  2. In the Hostname field, enter the FQDN or IP address of the 7-Mode controller or the ONTAP system.

    For a cluster, you can specify the IP address or FQDN of the cluster-management interface. For a 7-Mode controller, you must specify the IP address of the default vFiler unit, because the IP addresses of individual vFiler units are not accepted.

  3. Enter the administrator credentials for the specified host, and then click Add.

    The 7-Mode controllers are added to the “7-Mode Controllers” table and clusters are added to the “Clustered Data ONTAP Systems” table.

  4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to add all of the controllers and clusters that you require for the transition.

  5. If the Status column indicates that the credentials of the system are missing or the credentials have changed from what was initially entered in the tool, click the delete me edit schedule icon, and then enter the credentials again.

  6. Click Next.

    The Select Source Systems screen is displayed.