Detailed guide - AFF C190

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This guide gives detailed step-by-step instructions for installing a AFF C190 system.

Step 1: Prepare for installation

To install your AFF C190 system, you need to create an account and register the system. You also need to inventory the appropriate number and type of cables for your system and collect specific network information.

You need to have access to the Hardware Universe for information about site requirements as well as additional information on your configured system. You might also want to have access to the Release Notes for your version of ONTAP for more information about this system.

You need to provide the following at your site:

  • Rack space for the storage system

  • Phillips #2 screwdriver

  • Additional networking cables to connect your system to your network switch and laptop or console with a Web browser

  • A laptop or console with an RJ-45 connection and access to a Web browser

Steps
  1. Unpack the contents of all boxes.

  2. Record the system serial number from the controllers.

    drw ssn label
  3. Set up your account:

    1. Log in to your existing account or create an account.

    2. Register your system.

  4. Download and install Config Advisor on your laptop.

  5. Inventory and make a note of the number and types of cables you received.

    The following table identifies the types of cables you might receive. If you receive a cable not listed in the table, see the Hardware Universe to locate the cable and identify its use.

    Type of cable…​ Part number and length Connector type For…​

    10 GbE cable (order dependent)

    X6566B-05-R6 (112-00297), 0.5m

    X6566B-2-R6 (112-00299), 2m

    oie cable sfp gbe copper

    Cluster interconnect network

    X6566B-2-R6 (112-00299), 2m

    X6566B-3-R6 (112-00300), 3m

    X6566B-5-R6 (112-00301), 5m

    Data

    Optical network cables (order dependent)

    X6553-R6 (112-00188), 2m

    X6536-R6 (112-00090), 5m

    X6554-R6(112-00189), 15m

    oie sfp optical

    oie cable fiber lc connector

    SFP + FC host network

    Cat 6, RJ-45 (order dependent)

    X6585-R6 (112-00291), 3m

    X6562-R6 (112-00196), 5m

    oie cable rj45

    Ethernet host and management network

    Micro-USB console cable

    Not applicable

    oie cable micro usb

    Console connection during software setup on non-Windows or Mac laptop/console

    Power cables

    Not applicable

    oie cable power

    Powering up the system

  6. Download and complete the Cluster configuration worksheet.

Step 2: Install the hardware

You need to install your system in a 4-post rack or NetApp system cabinet, as applicable.

  1. Install the rail kits, as needed.

  2. Install and secure your system using the instructions included with the rail kit.

    Note You need to be aware of the safety concerns associated with the weight of the system.
    drw oie fas2700 weight caution
  3. Attach cable management devices (as shown).

    drw cable management arm install
  4. Place the bezel on the front of the system.

Step 3: Cable controllers to your network

You can cable the controllers to your network by using the two-node switchless cluster method or by using the cluster interconnect network.

Option 1: Cable a two node switchless cluster, unified configuration

UTA2 ports and management ports on the controller modules are connected to switches. The cluster interconnect ports are cabled on both controller modules.

Contact your network administrator for information about connecting the system to the switches.

Be sure to check the illustration arrow for the proper cable connector pull-tab orientation.

oie cable pull tab down
Note As you insert the connector, you should feel it click into place; if you do not feel it click, remove it, turn it around and try again.
Note If connecting to an optical switch, insert the SFP into the controller port before cabling to the port.
  1. Use the illustration or the step-by step instructions to complete the cabling between the controllers and to the switches:

    drw c190 tnsc unified network cabling animated gif
    Step Perform on each controller

    oie legend icon 1 lg

    Cable the cluster interconnect ports to each other with the cluster interconnect cable:

    • e0a to e0a

    • e0b to e0b drw c190 u tnsc clust cbling

    oie legend icon 2 o

    Use one of the following cable types to cable the e0c/0c and e0d/0d or e0e/0e and e0f/0f data ports to your host network:

    drw c190 u fc 10gbe cbling

    oie legend icon 3 lp

    Cable the e0M ports to the management network switches with the RJ45 cables:

    drw c190 u mgmt cbling

    oie legend icon attn symbol

    DO NOT plug in the power cords at this point.

  2. To complete setting up your system, see Step4: Completing system setup and configuration.

Option 2: Cable switched cluster, unified configuration

UTA2 ports and management ports on the controller modules are connected to switches. The cluster interconnect ports are cabled to the cluster interconnect switches.

Contact your network administrator for information about connecting the system to the switches.

Be sure to check the illustration arrow for the proper cable connector pull-tab orientation.

oie cable pull tab down
Note As you insert the connector, you should feel it click into place; if you do not feel it click, remove it, turn it around and try again.
Note If connecting to an optical switch, insert the SFP into the controller port before cabling to the port.
  1. Use the illustration or the step-by step instructions to complete the cabling between the controllers and the switches:

    drw c190 switched unified network cabling animated gif
    Step Perform on each controller module

    oie legend icon 1 lg

    Cable e0a and e0b to the cluster interconnect switches with the cluster interconnect cable:

    drw c190 u switched clust cbling

    oie legend icon 2 o

    Use one of the following cable types to cable the e0c/0c and e0d/0d or e0e/0e and e0f/0f data ports to your host network:

    drw c190 u fc 10gbe cbling

    oie legend icon 3 lp

    Cable the e0M ports to the management network switches with the RJ45 cables:

    drw c190 u mgmt cbling

    oie legend icon attn symbol

    DO NOT plug in the power cords at this point.

  2. To complete setting up your system, see Step4: Completing system setup and configuration.

Option 3: Cable a two node switchless cluster, Ethernet configuration

RJ45 ports and management ports on the controller modules are connected to switches. The cluster interconnect ports are cabled on both controller modules.

Contact your network administrator for information about connecting the system to the switches.

Be sure to check the illustration arrow for the proper cable connector pull-tab orientation.

oie cable pull tab down
Note As you insert the connector, you should feel it click into place; if you do not feel it click, remove it, turn it around and try again.
  1. Use the illustration or the step-by step instructions to complete the cabling between the controllers and to the switches:

    drw c190 tnsc ethernet network cabling animated gif
    Step Perform on each controller

    oie legend icon 1 lg

    Cable the cluster interconnect ports to each other with the cluster interconnect cable oie cable sfp gbe copper:

    • e0a to e0a

    • e0b to e0b drw c190 e tnsc clust cbling

    oie legend icon 2 o

    Use the Cat 6 RJ45 cable to cable the e0c through e0f ports to your host network:

    drw c190 e rj45 cbling

    oie legend icon 3 lp

    Cable the e0M ports to the management network switches with the RJ45 cables oie cable rj45.

    drw c190 e mgmt cbling

    oie legend icon attn symbol

    DO NOT plug in the power cords at this point.

  2. To complete setting up your system, see Step4: Completing system setup and configuration.

Option 4: Cable a switched cluster, Ethernet configuration

RJ45 ports and management ports on the controller modules are connected to switches. The cluster interconnect ports are cabled to the cluster interconnect switches.

Contact your network administrator for information about connecting the system to the switches.

Be sure to check the illustration arrow for the proper cable connector pull-tab orientation.

oie cable pull tab down
Note As you insert the connector, you should feel it click into place; if you do not feel it click, remove it, turn it around and try again.
  1. Use the illustration or the step-by step instructions to complete the cabling between the controllers and the switches:

    drw c190 switched ethernet network cabling animated
    Step Perform on each controller module

    oie legend icon 1 lg

    Cable e0a and e0b to the cluster interconnect switches with the cluster interconnect cable:

    drw c190 e switched clust cbling

    oie legend icon 2 o

    Use the Cat 6 RJ45 cable to cable the e0c through e0f ports to your host network:

    drw c190 e rj45 cbling

    oie legend icon 3 lp

    Cable the e0M ports to the management network switches with the RJ45 cables:

    drw c190 e mgmt cbling

    oie legend icon attn symbol

    DO NOT plug in the power cords at this point.

  2. To complete setting up your system, see Step4: Completing system setup and configuration.

Step 4: Complete system setup and configuration

Complete the system setup and configuration using cluster discovery with only a connection to the switch and laptop, or by connecting directly to a controller in the system and then connecting to the management switch.

Option 1: Complete system setup and configuration if network discovery is enabled

If you have network discovery enabled on your laptop, you can complete system setup and configuration using automatic cluster discovery.

  1. Plug the power cords into the controller power supplies, and then connect them to power sources on different circuits.

  2. Turn on the power switches to both nodes.

    drw turn on power switches to psus
    Note Initial booting may take up to eight minutes.
  3. Make sure that your laptop has network discovery enabled.

    See your laptop’s online help for more information.

  4. Use the following animation to connect your laptop to the Management switch.

  5. Select an ONTAP icon listed to discover:

    drw autodiscovery controler select
    1. Open File Explorer.

    2. Click network in the left pane.

    3. Right click and select refresh.

    4. Double-click either ONTAP icon and accept any certificates displayed on your screen.

      Note XXXXX is the system serial number for the target node.

      System Manager opens.

  6. Use System Manager guided setup to configure your system using the data you collected in the NetApp ONTAP Configuration Guide.

  7. Verify the health of your system by running Config Advisor.

  8. After you have completed the initial configuration, go to the ONTAP & ONTAP System Manager Documentation Resources page for information about configuring additional features in ONTAP.

    Note The default port configuration for Unified configuration systems is CNA mode; if connecting to an FC host network, you have to modify the ports for FC mode.

Option 2: Complete system setup and configuration if network discovery is not enabled

If network discovery is not enabled on your laptop, you must complete the configuration and setup using this task.

  1. Cable and configure your laptop or console:

    1. Set the console port on the laptop or console to 115,200 baud with N-8-1.

      Note See your laptop or console’s online help for how to configure the console port.
    2. Connect the console cable to the laptop or console, and connect the console port on the controller using the console cable that came with your system.

      drw console connect fas2700 affa200
    3. Connect the laptop or console to the switch on the management subnet.

      drw client to mgmt subnet fas2700 affa220
    4. Assign a TCP/IP address to the laptop or console, using one that is on the management subnet.

  2. Plug the power cords into the controller power supplies, and then connect them to power sources on different circuits.

  3. Turn on the power switches to both nodes.

    drw turn on power switches to psus
    Note Initial booting may take up to eight minutes.
  4. Assign an initial node management IP address to one of the nodes.

    If the management network has DHCP…​ Then…​

    Configured

    Record the IP address assigned to the new controllers.

    Not configured

    1. Open a console session using PuTTY, a terminal server, or the equivalent for your environment.

      Note Check your laptop or console’s online help if you do not know how to configure PuTTY.
    2. Enter the management IP address when prompted by the script.

  5. Using System Manager on your laptop or console, configure your cluster:

    1. Point your browser to the node management IP address.

      Note The format for the address is https://x.x.x.x.
    2. Configure the system using the data you collected in the NetApp ONTAP Configuration Guide.

  6. Verify the health of your system by running Config Advisor.

  7. After you have completed the initial configuration, go to the ONTAP & ONTAP System Manager Documentation Resources page for information about configuring additional features in ONTAP.

    Note The default port configuration for Unified configuration systems is CNA mode; if connecting to an FC host network, you have to modify the ports for FC mode.