2014-10-29 07:04 AM - last edited on 2016-06-30 03:52 PM by Li-Jacques
Hi, I'm new with netapp and I just bought a FAS2050 storage.
I was searching through the online documentation but I didn't found how to configure the storage.
I connected on the lOlOl port the serial cable and connected it in the serial port of my computer, I try to connect to the storage using putty but in the console only fill with a lot of strange characters but I cannot send any commands or something.
Probably I'm doing something wrong but I don't know what.
Does anybody know where I can found good documentation to start to configure the storage?
If anybody needs extra information to help me just ask me.
Thanks a lot in advance.
2014-10-29 07:16 AM
First of all, let me get this out of the way - Please tell me you aren't putting a 2050 in production? That's super old and is EOL. Is this for your home?
Putty Serial Cable: Connect your laptop serial port to the NetApp console port. Open Putty and put the tick mark on Serial, COM port may need to be adjusted form COM1.
2014-10-29 07:53 AM
Yes.. I'm installing it in production, we are a small company and bought it as a refurbished equipment.
I already did what you said but instead of set me in a prompt to start to configure it, start to fill the console with strange characters and never stop till I close the session.
I don't know if somebody can help me with this although the storage be EOL.
2014-10-29 08:00 AM
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it doesn't do you any good putting a 2050 in production. It's used and old and doesn't even support the new code. You were better off making a business case to mgmt on why you need new hardware.
2014-10-29 08:16 AM
How old is the 2050?? We bought like 5 years ago one 2040 and it was the lastes model that our seller had..
I have to use this 2050 because this is what we bought and I'm sure that our company can afford to buy a new storage