Setting Up the HyperScale X Reference Architecture Nodes With Basic Networking

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HyperScale X Reference Architecture nodes can be setup 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:

  • Use the data collected in the Pre-Installation Checklists to setup the nodes.

    Note: Use the HyperScale Input Validator tool, to validate the IP addresses before setting up the HyperScale nodes and to avoid failures during setup.

  • Set up the Installation Media

  • Configure the Network by assigning static IP addresses to the interfaces in the nodes.

  • Configure the Block to ensure that the correct nodes are identified and configured when the setup is run.

  • Verify that the existing CommServe is in Feature Release 21 (or later). For more information on viewing the software version, see Health Report: Software Version Report.

  • To attach the nodes to an existing CommServe, you must login to the nodes 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. Open a Web browser from any computer that can connect to the nodes.

  2. Type the IP address associated with any one of the nodes.

    For example: http://10.1.5.21

    Tip: Use http instead of https.

  3. The login dialog box is displayed.

    1. Type root as the Username and cvadmin as the Password.

    2. Click Login.

  4. The Provide Node Information page is displayed.

    Note:

    • The Node 1, Node 2, and Node 3 tabs displays the serial numbers associated with each node.

    • All the network interfaces in the hardware is displayed. Typically, for a standard hardware, a total of 6 interfaces are displayed for each node. This includes 2x1 GigE interfaces (interfaces 1 and 2), and 4x10 GigE interfaces (interfaces 4, 5, 6, and 7). Interfaces 3 and 5 are typically associated with the public data protection network, while interfaces 4 and 6 are typically associated with the private storage pool network.

    • Hover the cursor over the check box associated with the interface to display the network capacity and other information associated with the interface.

    1. In the Root password and Confirm password boxes, type a new root password for the nodes.

      Note: The password must not contain \ (backslash), ' (single quote), and blank spaces.

    2. Verify the Data Protection network for the nodes as follows:

    1. From the Node 1 tab, select and enable the check box corresponding to the 10 GigE interface associated with the data protection network. (For example, enpsf3 in the sample image shown above.)

      Tip: Hover the cursor over the check box associated with the interface. Use the Mac Address to identify the interfaces associated with a NIC.

    2. Verify and validate the IP Address and Netmask addresses using the data collected in the Node Configuration Checklist.

      If necessary, edit the information to make sure that the accurate IP addresses are provided.

    3. From the Network Type list, select CommServe registration.

      Once completed your screen should be similar to the following image:

    4. Repeat the above steps in Node 2 and Node 3 tabs.

    1. Verify the Storage Pool network for the nodes as follows:

    1. Clear the check box associated with the Data Protection interface. (enpsf3 in the sample image shown above.)

    2. Select and enable the check box corresponding to the 10 GigE interface associated with the Storage Pool Network. (For example, enpsf4 in the sample image shown above.)

      Tip: Hover the cursor over the check box associated with the interface. Use the Mac Address to identify the interfaces associated with a NIC.

    3. Verify and validate the IP Address and Netmask addresses using the data collected in the Node Configuration Checklist.

      If necessary, edit the information to make sure that the accurate IP addresses are provided.

    4. From the Network Type list, select StoragePool.

      Once completed your screen should be similar to the following image:

    5. Repeat the above steps in Node 2 and Node 3 tabs.

    1. Click Next Step.

  5. The Provide Network Information page is displayed.

    In the Gateway, Netmask, and DNS Server boxes, the IP address associated with these networks are displayed.

    Verify and validate the information using the data collected in the Pre-Installation Checklists.

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

  6. Click Next.

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

  7. The CommServe Information page is displayed.

    Note: If the CommServe is located behind a firewall, you must perform additional steps to connect to the CommServe. For more information, see Connecting To a CommServe Behind a Firewall During Setup

    1. In the CommServe hostname (FQDN) box, enter the name (FQDN) of the existing CommServe computer.

    2. In the Username and Password boxes, enter the credentials that must be used to access the CommServe server.

    3. Click Save.

      The software will start the installation process.

      The MediaAgent software will be installed in the nodes . This process may take some time (approximately 45 minutes) to complete.

      You can monitor the progress using the progress bar.

      Caution: Do not reboot or stop the installation during this process.

  8. The completion message will be displayed.

What to Do Next

Create a new storage pool using the nodes that were setup. For more information, see Creating a New Storage Pool.