Detailed guide - FAS8300 and FAS8700

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This guide gives detailed step-by-step instructions for installing a typical NetApp system. Use this guide if you want more detailed installation instructions.

Step 1: Prepare for installation

To install your system, you need to create an account, register the system, and get license keys. 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

Steps
  1. Unpack the contents of all boxes.

  2. Record the system serial number from the controllers.

    drw ssn label
  3. 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…​

    100 GbE cable (QSF(28)

    X66211A-05 (112-00595), 0.5m

    X66211A-1 (112-00573), 1m

    X66211A-2 (112-00574), 2m

    X66211A-5 (112-00574), 5m

    oie cable100 gbe qsfp28

    Storage, cluster interconnect/HA, and Ethernet data (order-dependent)

    25 GbE cable (SFP28s)

    X66240-2 (112-00598), 2m

    X66240-5 (112-00639), 5m

    oie cable sfp gbe copper

    GbE network connection (order-dependent)

    32 Gb FC (SFP+ Op)

    X66250-2 (112-00342), 2m

    X66250-5 (112-00344), 5m

    X66250-15 (112-00346), 15m

    oie cable sfp gbe copper

    FC network connection

    Storage Cables

    X66030A (112-00435), .5m

    X66031A (112-00436), 1m

    X66032A (112-00437), 2m

    X66033A (112-00438), 3m

    oie cable mini sas hd to mini sas hd

    mini-SAS HD to mini-SAS HD cables (order-dependent)

    Optical cables

    X66250-2-N-C (112-00342)

    oie cable fiber lc connector

    16 Gb FC or 25GbE cables for mezzanine cards (order-dependent)

    RJ-45 (order dependent)

    X6585-R6 (112-00291), 3m

    X6562-R6 (112-00196), 5m

    oie cable rj45

    Management network

    Micro-USB console cable

    Not applicable

    oie cable micro usb

    Console connection used during software setup if laptop or console does not support network discovery.

    Power cables

    Not applicable

    oie cable power

    Powering up the system

  4. Review the NetApp ONTAP Confiuration Guide and collect the required information listed in that guide.

Step 2: Install the hardware

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

Steps
  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 katana lifting restriction icon
  3. Attach cable management devices (as shown).

    drw a320 cable management arms
  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

The optional data ports, optional NIC cards, and management ports on the controller modules are connected to switches. The cluster interconnect and HA ports are cabled on both controller modules.

You must have contacted your network administrator for information about connecting the system to the switches.

Be sure to check the direction of the cable pull-tabs when inserting the cables in the ports. Cable pull-tabs are up for all onboard ports and down for expansion (NIC) cards.

oie cable pull tab up
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.
Steps
  1. Use the animation or illustration to complete the cabling between the controllers and to the switches:

    drw A400 TNSC network cabling
  2. Go to Step 4: Cable controllers to drive shelves for drive shelf cabling instructions.

Option 2: Cable a switched cluster

The optional data ports, optional NIC cards, mezzanine cards, and management ports on the controller modules are connected to switches. The cluster interconnect and HA ports are cabled on to the cluster/HA switch.

You must have contacted your network administrator for information about connecting the system to the switches.

Be sure to check the direction of the cable pull-tabs when inserting the cables in the ports. Cable pull-tabs are up for all onboard ports and down for expansion (NIC) cards.

oie cable pull tab up
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.
Steps
  1. Use the animation or illustration to complete the cabling between the controllers and to the switches:

    drw a400 switched network cabling
  2. Go to Step 4: Cable controllers to drive shelves for drive shelf cabling instructions.

Step 4: Cable controllers to drive shelves

Option 1: Cable the controllers to SAS drive shelves

You must cable each controller to the IOM modules on both SAS drive shelves.

Be sure to check the illustration arrow for the proper cable connector pull-tab orientation. The cable pull-tab for the DS224-C are down.

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.
Steps
  1. Use the following animation or illustration to cable your controllers to two drive shelves.

    drw a400 three ds224c shelves
  2. Go to Step 5: Complete system setup and configuration to complete system setup and configuration.

Step 5: Complete system setup and configuration

You can 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: Completing 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.

Steps
  1. Use the following animation to set one or more drive shelf IDs:

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

  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. Set up your account and download Active IQ Config Advisor:

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

    2. Register your system.

    3. Download Active IQ Config Advisor.

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

  9. 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.

Option 2: Completing 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.

Steps
  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 using the console cable that came with your system, and then connect the laptop to the management switch on the management subnet .

    3. Assign a TCP/IP address to the laptop or console, using one that is on the management subnet.

  2. Use the following animation to set one or more drive shelf IDs:

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

    FAS8300 and FAS8700 shown.

    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. Set up your account and download Active IQ Config Advisor:

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

    2. Register your system.

    3. Download Active IQ Config Advisor.

  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.