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,
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.
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.
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.
Well I was able to reset the password and go through the Netapps FAS2050 setup. I did the setup but for some reason I can not access it through the web interface.
NetApp Release 188.8.131.52P9: Thu Sep 17 11:25:55 PDT 2009
System ID: 0135051871 (qshared); partner ID: 0135052693 ()
System Serial Number: 70003044 (qshared)
System Rev: H3
System Storage Configuration: Single-Path HA
slot 0: System Board
Memory Size: 1792 MB
slot 0: Dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet Controller G20
e0a MAC Address: 00:a0:98:10:d2:d0 (auto-1000t-fd-up)
e0b MAC Address: 00:a0:98:10:d2:d1 (auto-unknown-down)
slot 0: Interconnect HBA: Mellanox IB MT25204
slot 0: FC Host Adapter 0a
slot 0: FC Host Adapter 0b
slot 0: SAS Host Adapter 0c
20 Disks: 5440.0GB
slot 0: NetApp ATA/IDE Adapter 0e (0x000001f0)
slot 1: Dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet Controller G20
e1a MAC Address: 00:15:17:a9:c2:56 (auto-unknown-down)
e1b MAC Address: 00:15:17:a9:c2:57 (auto-unknown-down)
Baseboard Management Controller:
Firmware Version: 1.2
IPMI version: 2.0
BMC MAC address: 00:a0:98:10:d2:d2
IP address: 10.77.1.201
IP mask: 255.255.252.0
Gateway IP address: 10.77.1.1
BMC ARP interval: 10 seconds
BMC has (1) user: naroot
ASUP enabled: on
ASUP recipients: email@example.com
Thanks for all your help since I'm a newbie to netapp. I'm connecting through the web interface because I cant download the management client since this netapp wasn't purchased through Netapp or a reseller. It asks me for a serial number of the device to allow me to download any software from Netapp.