NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays Initial Setup

Alberto Alberti
Senior System Engineer at ICTeam
The initial setup was straightforward and having fewer features to install makes it really simple. You only need a strong internet connection and once you've applied it onto the network, it is easy to find the managing software and to set everything up. The deployment took no longer than 50 minutes. Once installed, you only need to supply the management IP address and after that, depending on the number of the LANs to be implemented, everything is complete. The biggest part of the job is first to configure the IP address for the management. The maintenance is really simple and you can upgrade without interrupting services. When implementing, the main job is to do some configuration, implement the LANs, the zoning and the masking. After that, it will stay as it is for a long time. I believe firmware updates can be handled by one person alone. View full review »
CTO5678
CTO
The initial setup was easy. I spent an hour with the setup. One of the last initial setups I performed was difficult. It was on IBM Storage and the manual stated that you could connect to an IP address. It was supposed to work but when you connected to this address it did not ping and you cannot connect to them. We had to connect with the console and create a cluster manually. This took approximately five hours. In the last two years, since the deployment, I have not had any issues with it. It is very easy, and even a person with a minimal background could do it with no problem. View full review »
ITsotrage677
IT Storage Specialist - Solutions Architect at Sorint.Lab
The setup was quite complex and required assistance. View full review »
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Infotechengine67
IT Engineer at agiba
The implementation of this solution took approximately one month. View full review »
Omar Capaetti
Assistant Engineer at a tech company with 51-200 employees
The initial setup was pretty straightforward. View full review »
MaximChepukov
Engineer at ALC Vitalyur
The initial setup was straightforward. I read the documentation and it was simple for me. The deployment took around three days. View full review »
Максим Чепуков
Engineer at ALC Vitalyur
The initial setup was very easy. Deployment only took one or two days of light work. View full review »
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