Use the service deployment wizard

Installing Hitachi Content Platform for Cloud Scale

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After creating all of your instances and starting HCP for cloud scale, use the service deployment wizard. This wizard runs the first time you log in to the system.

To run the service deployment wizard:

  1. Open a web browser and go to https://instance_ip_address:8000.
    The Deployment Wizard starts.
  2. Set and confirm the password for the main admin account.
    Important: Do not lose or forget this password.
    When you have defined the password, click Continue.
  3. On the next page of the deployment wizard, type the cluster host name (as a fully qualified domain name in lowercase ASCII letters) in the Cluster Hostname/IP Address field, then click Continue.
    Omitting this can cause links in the System Management application to function incorrectly.
  4. On the next page of the deployment wizard, confirm the cluster topology. Verify that all the instances that you expect to see are listed and that their type (Master or Worker) is as you expect.
    If some instances are not displayed, in the Instance Discovery section, click Refresh Instances until they appear.
    When you have confirmed the cluster topology, click Continue.
  5. On the next page of the deployment wizard, confirm the advanced configuration settings of services.
    Important: If you decide to reconfigure networking or volume usage for services, you must do so now, before deploying the system.

    For information on configuration, see Networking.

    When you have confirmed the configuration settings, click Continue.
  6. On the last page of the deployment wizard, to deploy the cluster, click Deploy Cluster.
    If your network configuration results in a port collision, deployment stops and the deployment wizard notifies you which port is at issue. If this happens, edit the port numbers and try again.
    After a brief delay, the deployment wizard displays the message "Starting deployment" and instances of services are started.
  7. When the deployment wizard is finished, it displays the message "Setup Complete." Click Finish.

    The HCP for cloud scale Applications page opens.

    HCP for cloud scale Applications page, showing the applications you can choose from
Service instances are deployed and you can now configure storage components.
Note: If you configured the System services networking incorrectly, the System Management application might not appear as an option on the Applications page. This can happen, for example, if the network.config file is not identical on all instances. For error information, view the file install_path/hcpcs/config/cluster.config or the output information logged by the script run.

To fix this issue, do the following:

  1. Stop the script run. You can do this using whatever method you're currently using to run the script.
  2. Run this command to stop all HCP for cloud scale Docker containers on the instance:

    sudo install_path/hcpcs/bin/stop

  3. Delete the contents of the folder install_path/hcpcs from all instances.
  4. Delete any Docker volumes created during the installation:

    docker volume rm volume-name

  5. Begin the installation again from the step where you unpack the installation package.
Note: The following messages indicate that the deployment process failed to initialize a Metadata Gateway service instance:
  • If the deployment process repeatedly tries and fails to reach a node, it displays this message: "Failed to initialize all MetadataGateway instances. Please re-deploy the system."
  • If the deployment process detects an existing Metadata Gateway partition on a node, it displays this message: "Found existing metadata partitions on nodes, please re-deploy the system."
If you see either message, you can't resolve the issue by clicking Retry. Instead, you must reinstall the HCP for cloud scale software.