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