Each node in the MetroCluster must be set up in Data ONTAP, including the node-level configurations and the configuration of the nodes into two sites. Finally, the MetroCluster relationship is implemented between the two sites. The steps for systems with native disk shelves are slightly different than those for systems with array LUNs.
For new systems, you do not need to configure the Data ONTAP software except to change the pre-configured IP addresses. IIf your system is new, you can proceed to Verifying the MetroCluster configuration.