Configuring the replacement server

NAS Platform and Unified Storage Series 4000 Hardware Reference

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Obtain the necessary IP addresses to be used for the replacement server. Servers shipped from the factory have not yet had the nas-preconfig script run on them, so a replacement server will not have any IP addresses pre-configured for your use. You need IP addresses for the following:
  • eth1 (cluster IP)
  • eth1 (testhost private IP)
  • eth0 (testhost external IP, which might vary)
When you run the nas-preconfig script, it reconfigures the server to the previous settings. This step allows the SMU to recognize the server as the same and allows it to be managed. Reconfigured settings:
  • IP addresses for Ethernet ports 0 and 1
  • Gateway
  • Domain name
  • Host name

On the replacement server:

  1. Log in to the server.
  2. Run the nas-preconfig script.
  3. Reboot if you are instructed to by the script.
  4. Log in to the SMU using one of the IP addresses you obtained.
  5. Use a KVM (keyboard, video, and mouse) or a serial cable to connect to the serial port on the server.
    Alternatively, you can connect by way of SSH using the following settings:
    • 115,200 b/s
    • 8 data bits
    • 1 stop bit
    • No parity
    • No flow control
    • VT100 emulation
  6. Log in as root and enter ssc localhost to access the BALI level command prompt.
  7. Enter evs list to obtain the IP configuration for the server.
  8. Using a supported browser, launch the NAS Manager using either of the IP addresses acquired from the EVS list output.
  9. Click Yes, and log in as admin.
  10. Verify and, if necessary, convert the new server to the model profile required.
    This step requires a separate process, training, and license keys. Contact Hitachi Vantara if the incorrect model arrives for replacement.
  11. Navigate to Home > SMU Administration > Upgrade SMU to verify and, if necessary, upgrade the embedded SMU to the latest SMU release.
  12. Navigate to Home > Server Settings > Firmware Package Management to verify and, if necessary, upgrade the new server to the latest SU release.
  13. Navigate to Home > Server Settings > Configuration Backup & Restore, select the desired backup file, and click restore to restore the system from that backup file.

  14. Reboot the server.
  15. Reconnect the data cables to the server.