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Setting Up the Nodes with Basic Networking

HyperScale X Appliance can be setup with bonded interfaces using 2 10GigE ports per node as follows:

  • 1 for Data Protection
  • 1 for internal Storage Pool traffic

This setup requires 2 IP addresses per node.

Before You Begin

  • Complete the following before you start:
  • Using ping or any other DNS command / tool, ensure that the DNS entries are available for each of the nodes. Ensure that both the forward and reverse lookups are available for these entities.
  • If you plan to attach the nodes to an existing CommServe, make sure that you are logged in as an user with necessary permissions on the CommServe to install the software. For more information about the permissions needed to setup the node as a client in the CommServe, see User Security Permissions by Feature - Deployment. (If necessary, the deployment permission can be removed for the user after the installation, as this permission check is performed only when the nodes are registered in the CommServe.)

Procedure

  1. Double-click the HyperscaleBrowser.exe to launch the HyperScale Browser.
  2. The HyperScale Appliance Browser dialog box is displayed.

    1. Select the nodes that you would like to setup from the Available list and click Add>>.

      Note: Use the Hostname or the node serial number displayed when you start the node to identify and select the nodes. For more information, see the last step in Setting up a Static IP For IPMI.

    2. Click Configure HyperScale.
  3. The login dialog box is displayed.

    Type root as the Username and cvadmin as the Password.

  4. The Provide Node Information page is displayed.

    1. Slide the Enable bonded interfaces using mode toggle key to left to disable the option.
    2. In the Root password and Confirm password boxes, type the password for the nodes.
    3. In the Data Protection network and Storage pool boxes, type the IP Address associated with these networks for Nod1, Node2, and Node3., using the data collected in the Pre-Installation Checklist For Basic Networking.
    4. Click Next Step.
  5. The Provide Network Information page is displayed.

    The IP addresses for the Data Protection, Storage Pool, and IPMI networks is displayed.

    Verify and validate the information using the data collected in the Pre-Installation Checklist For Basic Networking.

    If necessary, edit the information to make sure that the correct network related information is provided.

  6. The Provide Network Information page is displayed.

    Enter the following information, using the data collected in the Pre-Installation Checklist For Basic Networking.

    1. Enter the following information for Data Protection:
      • In the Default Gateway box, type the IP address associated with the Data Protection gateway.
      • In the Netmask box, type the IP address associated with the Data Protection netmask.
    2. Verify, or if necessary, add the following information for IPMI:
      • In the Gateway box, type the IP address associated with the IPMI gateway.
      • In the Netmask box, type the IP address associated with the IPMI netmask.
    3. Click the Add DNS link and add the IP address associated with the Default Gateway.

      Optional: If you have additional DNS Servers, click the Add DNS link to add additional DNS servers.

    4. In the Cluster Netmask box, type the netmask associated with the storage pool.
  7. Click Next.

    The setup process validates the network information and will take some time to complete.

  8. The CommServe Information page is displayed.

    Depending on your deployment, choose an appropriate method for configuring the CommServe as described in Configuring the CommServe.

Last modified: 10/13/2020 7:10:09 PM