Prior to HyperScale X Reference Architecture software installation each server must meet basic minimum configuration requirements.
The steps outlined below apply only to non-Cisco Reference Design server nodes. Refer to server vendor's documentation for specific steps required to complete this configuration.
Ensure that all steps are completed for all servers that will be part of the HyperScale X Reference Architecture Storage Pool.
Except on N4 nodes, create a RAID1 volume using the two smaller SSD or M.2 drives assigned for the Operating System(OS).
Set BIOS to boot from RAID1 volume.
Metadata Drive -NVMe / SSD
Dedicated metadata flash drives require no further configuration.
Commvault HyperScale ISO will detect and format drive during initial imaging process.
Storage Pool Drives
Storage Pool Large Form Factor (LFF) should have no RAID and no special configuration.
Commvault HyperScale ISO will detect and format drives during initial imaging process.
Hardware vendors each have unique label naming convention for storage pool drives.
Ensure all LFF drives are labeled as one of the following depending on vendor:
Networking and Switch Configuration
Create a minimum of two VLAN: