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Downloading the installation file

To set up the software installation, you need to download the virtual appliance (VA) installation file and then use a VMware vSphere Client to deploy the file to a VMware ESXi Server. The VA is available in an OVA file.


  1. Download the OVA installation file from the NetApp Support Site at
    You need to log in to the Support Site to access this file.
  2. Save the OVA file to a local or network location that is accessible to your VMware vSphere Client.
  3. Verify the checksum on the Download page to ensure that you have the correct installation file.