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Completing the cluster setup worksheet

Use this worksheet to record the values that you need during the cluster setup process. If a default value is provided, you can use that value or else enter your own.

System defaults (for clusters with 2 or more nodes)

The system defaults are the default values for the private cluster network. It is best to use these default values. However, if they do not meet your requirements, you can use the table below to record your own values.

You only need to consider the system defaults for clusters with two or more nodes. Single node clusters do not use a cluster network.

Types of information Default Your values
Private cluster network ports See the Clustered Data ONTAP Network Management Guide.  
Cluster ports' MTU size

Every node in the cluster must have the same MTU size as the cluster interconnect switches.

9000 bytes  
Cluster network netmask 255.255.0.0  
Cluster interface IP addresses (for each cluster network port on each node)

The IP addresses for each node must be on the same subnet.

169.254.x.x  
Switched configuration

If you are setting up a two-node cluster, you can set up the cluster in either a two-node switchless configuration without cluster interconnect switches, or a switched configuration that uses the cluster interconnect switches.

Set at the factory  

Cluster information

Types of information Your values
Cluster name

The name must begin with a letter, and it must be fewer than 44 characters. The name can include the following special characters: ".", "-", and "_".

 
Cluster base license key

To get this license key, go to the NetApp Support Site at support.netapp.com and click My Support > Software Licenses.

 

Feature license keys

You can find license keys for your initial or add-on software orders at the NetApp Support Site under My Support > Software Licenses. For instance, you can search with the serial number of a node to find all license keys associated with the node. Your search results will include license information for all nodes in the cluster. You can also search by cluster serial number or sales order number. If you cannot locate your license keys from the Software Licenses page, you should contact your sales or support representative.

Types of information Your values
Feature license keys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Admin Vserver

Types of information Your values
Cluster administrator password

The password for the admin account that the storage system requires before granting cluster administrator access to the console or through a secure protocol.

The default rules for passwords are as follows:
  • A password must be at least eight characters long.
  • A password must contain at least one letter and one number.
 
Cluster management interface port

The physical port that is connected to the data network and enables the cluster administrator to manage the cluster.

Because the cluster management interface can fail over to any node in the cluster, the cluster management interface port should have a port role of data.

 
Cluster management interface IP address

A unique IP address for the cluster management interface. The cluster administrator uses this address to access the admin Vserver and manage the cluster. Typically, this address should be on the data network.

You can obtain this IP address from the administrator responsible for assigning IP addresses in your organization.

Example: 192.0.2.66

 
Cluster management interface netmask

The subnet mask that defines the range of valid IP addresses on the cluster management network.

Example: 255.255.255.0

 
Cluster management interface default gateway

The IP address for the router on the cluster management network.

 
DNS domain name

The name of your network's DNS domain.

The domain name must consist of alphanumeric characters. To enter multiple DNS domain names, separate each name with either a comma or a space.

 
Name server IP addresses

The IP addresses of the DNS name servers. Separate each address with either a comma or a space.

 

Node information (for each node in the cluster)

Types of information Your values
Physical location of the controller

A description of the physical location of the controller. Use a description that identifies where to find this node in the cluster (for example, "Lab 5, Row 7, Rack B").

 
Node management interface port

The physical port that is connected to the node management network and enables the cluster administrator to manage the node.

Because the node management interface does not fail over, the node management interface port should typically have a port role of node management; however, if necessary, it can reside on a data port.

 
Node management interface IP address

A unique IP address for the node management interface on the management network. If you defined the node management interface port to be a data port, then this IP address should be a unique IP address on the data network.

You can obtain this IP address from the administrator responsible for assigning IP addresses in your organization.

Example: 192.0.2.66

 
Node management interface netmask

The subnet mask that defines the range of valid IP addresses on the node management network.

If you defined the node management interface port to be a data port, then the netmask should be the subnet mask for the data network.

Example: 255.255.255.0

 
Node management interface default gateway

The IP address for the router on the node management network.

 

NTP server information

Types of information Your values
NTP server address

The IP address(es) of the Network Time Protocol (NTP) server at your site. This server is used to synchronize the time across the cluster.