Required documentation

Installing an HA pair requires the correct documentation.

The following table lists and briefly describes the documentation you might need to refer to when preparing a new HA pair, or converting two stand-alone systems into an HA pair:

Manual name Description
Hardware Universe This guide describes the physical requirements that your site must meet to install NetApp equipment.
The appropriate system cabinet guide This guide describes how to install NetApp equipment into a system cabinet.
The appropriate disk shelf guide These guides describe how to cable a disk shelf to a storage system.
The appropriate hardware documentation for your storage system model These guides describe how to install the storage system, connect it to a network, and bring it up for the first time.
Diagnostics Guide This guide describes the diagnostics tests that you can run on the storage system.
Data ONTAP Network Management Guide for 7-Mode This guide describes how to perform network configuration for the storage system.
Data ONTAP Upgrade and Revert/Downgrade Guide for 7-Mode This guide describes how to upgrade storage system and disk firmware, and how to upgrade storage system software.
Data ONTAP Data Protection Online Backup and Recovery Guide for 7-Mode This guide describes, among other topics, SyncMirror technology, which is used for mirrored HA pairs.
Data ONTAP System Administration Guide for 7-Mode This guide describes general storage system administration.
Data ONTAP Software Setup Guide for 7-Mode This guide describes how to configure the software of a new storage system for the first time.
Note: If you are installing a Data ONTAP system HA pair with array LUNs, see the FlexArray Virtualization Installation Requirements and Reference Guide for information about cabling Data ONTAP systems to storage arrays. You can also refer to the FlexArray Virtualization Implementation Guide for Third-Party Storage for information about configuring storage arrays to work with Data ONTAP systems.