Preparing a storage array for use with ONTAP systems

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Before you can begin setting up ONTAP systems in a MetroCluster configuration with array LUNs, the storage array administrator must prepare the storage for use with ONTAP.

Before you begin

The storage arrays, firmware, and switches that you plan to use in the configuration must be supported by the specific ONTAP version.

  • NetApp Interoperability (IMT)

    In the IMT, you can use the Storage Solution field to select your MetroCluster solution. You use the Component Explorer to select the components and ONTAP version to refine your search. You can click Show Results to display the list of supported configurations that match the criteria.

  • NetApp Hardware Universe

About this task

You must coordinate with the storage array administrator to perform this task on the storage array.

Steps
  1. Create LUNs on the storage array depending on the number of nodes in the MetroCluster configuration.

    Each node in the MetroCluster configuration requires array LUNs for the root aggregate, data aggregate, and spares.

  2. Configure parameters on the storage array that are required to work with ONTAP.