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FAS2050 setup

I was able to set the FAS2050 to factory defaults but have no username or login password.  Also how hard is it to load an OS on this?

Any help would be appreciated,

Thank you

Al

Re: FAS2050 setup

Hello Al,

The default user is "root", but there's no deafult password for NetApp filers, they ask you to setup up a password the first time you boot them. Since this is an old controller I assume someone ran the initial setup already, so if you need to change the root password you have to access the special boot menu before Data ONTAP boots up.

To upgrade Data ONTAP to it's latest release is not that hard, but you need to be sure everything is compatible. Everything is documented on http://support.netapp.com, you need client or partner access to view the documentation and download the software.

Cheers.

Re: FAS2050 setup

Well I was told we could install Windows Server 2008 R2 on this system.   I dont even see a cd-rom or dvd-rom on here.

How is the OS loaded on this?

Re: FAS2050 setup

I don't think such thing is possible, but if it is, the only way I can think it might work (wild guess) is pre-installing Windows on the Compact Flash Card, but as I said, I don't think that's possible.

Cheers.

Re: FAS2050 setup

OS Support:

AIX

HP-UX

Linux

Mac OS X

Sun Solaris

VMWare

Windows 2000

Windows Server 2003

Windows XP

Re: FAS2050 setup

Those OSs are supported to connect the filer to, not to install on the filer; two different things. That is a storage device, not a server.

Cheers.

Re: FAS2050 setup

So how would i go about connecting this to one of my servers?

Right now if I boot it up its at the Loader prompt.

Re: FAS2050 setup

Type boot_ontap, that's the command to boot the operating system (Data ONTAP), you will need check if it has licenses installed, type license when Data ONTAP is up and running.

You still have to do a lot of research on how to manage a NetApp filer, it is not difficult to manage, but is not something that you can make a brief on a forum post, look for a local NetApp partner to give you a hand.

Cheers.

Re: FAS2050 setup

Hello,

Still not having much luck upgrading the OS that's running on this SAN.  Would you be able to assist me with setting an IP on it?

thanks,

Al

Re: FAS2050 setup

Once you are logged in, just type "setup", it will ask basic configuration options (including IP address).

Cheers.