It’s ages since I did a NetApp E-Series post. Recently I had to install an E2824 running SANtricity 11.40.1 and I was impressed by how super-simple the setup now is (E-Series setup was already very simple). So, I thought I’d do a quick write up on how to do the setup (there are other ways, but I think this is the best) with a few screenshots of the process to illustrate this.
Image: First 4 steps - download two EXEs and install both
(1) Download SANtricity Quick Connect* from:
*See Appendix for features
(2) Download E-Series SANtricity Storage Manager software from: https://mysupport.netapp.com/NOW/cgi-bin/software/
(3) Install Quick Connect by double-clicking the exe and completing the wizard.
(4) Install Storage Manager by double-clicking the exe and completing the wizard.
(5) Double-click the Quick Connect shortcut and follow the wizard to configure management IPs
Image: SANtricity Quick Connect - Welcome
(5.1) Click Next >
(5.2) Connect laptop to Storage Array and click Next >
Image: SANtricity Quick Connect - Connect Laptop to Storage Array
(5.3) And continue to complete the initial network configuration...
Note: You don’t need to use Quick Connect, you could just set your laptop to 192.168.128.100/24 and plug an ethernet cable into the Storage Array’s management 1 port, then carry on from step 6 below.
(6) Double-click the Storage Manager shortcut
(6.1) Either allow automatic discovery to find your Storage Array or manually enter the controller’s management IP addresses.
(6.2) Locate your E2800 storage array in SANtricity Storage Manager and right-click to ‘Manage Storage Array’
Image: SANtricity Storage Manager -> Manage Storage Array
Note: You didn’t need to use SANtricity Storage Manager, you could have just gone straight to the WebUI on the management 1 address.
(7) Complete the Setup in the WebUI
Firstly, configure the password
Image: SANtricity System Manager set password
(7.1) Welcome: Click Next >
Image: Set Up SANtricity System Manager: (1) Welcome
(7.2) Verify Hardware: Enter name of storage array and click Next >
Image: Set Up SANtricity System Manager: (2) Verify Hardware
(7.3) Verify Hosts and click Next >
Image: Set Up SANtricity System Manager: (3) Verify Hosts
(7.4) Select Applications and click Next >
Image: Set Up SANtricity System Manager: (4) Select Applications
(7.5) Define Workloads and click Next >
Image: Set Up SANtricity System Manager: (5) Define Workloads
(7.6) Accept/Reject Pools and click Next >
Image: Set Up SANtricity System Manager: (6) Accept/Reject Pools
(7.7) Configure Alerts and click Next >
Image: Set Up SANtricity System Manager: (7) Configure Alerts
(7.8) Enable AutoSupport and click Next >
Image: Set Up SANtricity System Manager: (8) Enable AutoSupport
(7.9) Review and click Finish then click Close
Image: Set Up SANtricity System Manager: (9) Review
And initial setup is complete!
APPENDIX: SANtricity Quick Connect 1.0
“Features in first release of this product:
i: Set IP settings (both IPv4 and IPv6) for each controller in the storage array by either (1) obtaining automatically or (2) by manually specifying static IP parameters.
ii: Set NTP and DNS parameters. If the particular version does not support NTP/DNS, those configuration tasks are not displayed in the utility.
iii: Provide a unique name for the storage array to use to identify it in other storage management applications.
iv: Provide an administrator password to restrict access to the storage management application.
v: Verify and change the default host type for the storage array for initial communication with hosts that will be connected to the storage array.
vi: Saves the parameters set during the utility and allows the user to load a configuration file for ease of initial setup on subsequent uses of this utility on other storage arrays. User can pre-populate the fields and edit them as necessary.”