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Install Linux

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You must install Linux on all grid hosts. Use the NetApp Interoperability Matrix Tool (IMT) to get a list of supported versions.

Important Ensure that your operating system is upgraded to Linux kernel 4.15 or higher.
  1. Install Linux on all physical or virtual grid hosts according to the distributor's instructions or your standard procedure.

    Note Don't install any graphical desktop environments. When installing Ubuntu, you must select standard system utilities. Selecting OpenSSH server is recommended to enable ssh access to your Ubuntu hosts. All other options can remain cleared.
  2. Ensure that all hosts have access to Ubuntu or Debian package repositories.

  3. If swap is enabled:

    1. Run the following command: $ sudo swapoff --all

    2. Remove all swap entries from /etc/fstab to persist the settings.

      Important Failing to disable swap entirely can severely lower performance.