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IBM System Storage N Series Installation And Configuration Instructions

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IBM System Storage N series
System Setup 1.2 Installation and Configuration Instructions
About System Setup
System Setup enables you to quickly and easily set up your N3150, N3220, and N3240 storage systems
using best practices and optimizing performance. You can use this software to configure your network,
storage, and protocols with either a single storage controller or HA pair. You do not need additional
licensing to use the software, and System Setup supports CIFS, NFS, and iSCSI protocols.
You can download System Setup from IBM N series support website.
About configuration worksheet
While setting up your storage systems by using System Setup, you need to provide configuration
information. Use the editable configuration worksheet to gather this information before configuring your
storage systems.
Installing and configuring System Setup
Procedure
1. Complete the configuration worksheet.
2. Cable the Windows client and storage controllers to the same LAN or VLAN.
3. Download the System Setup installer (IBM_SystemSetup.exe) from IBM N series support website on
your Windows client.
4. Run IBM_SystemSetup.exe to install System Setup on your Windows client.
5. Run System Setup.

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  • Page 1 1. Complete the configuration worksheet. 2. Cable the Windows client and storage controllers to the same LAN or VLAN. 3. Download the System Setup installer (IBM_SystemSetup.exe) from IBM N series support website on your Windows client. 4. Run IBM_SystemSetup.exe to install System Setup on your Windows client.
  • Page 2 6. Select the Discover Normally option and then click Discover to detect the connected storage controllers. Note: Ensure that storage controllers are powered off and all power supplies are off. After you click Discover, System Setup searches for storage controllers on the local network. You can power on the storage controllers within 3 minutes of their discovery.
  • Page 3 8. Configure network settings by entering the values from the configuration worksheet.
  • Page 4 9. Select the No thanks, I prefer to configure disks manually option and then click Next. You can use OnCommand System Manager or console to configure storage later.
  • Page 5 10. Review the settings and click Finish.
  • Page 6 System Setup configuration worksheet System Setup Configuration Worksheet Storage System Name Password Serial number(s) Password System name(s) DNS domain Data Address Domain Name Servers IP address(es) Preferred DNS server Subnet mask Alternate DNS server Default gateway Data port (check one) Windows (SMB/CIFS) Clients Active directory domain Share as...
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