Configuring the replacement servers

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)
  • eth1 (cluster IP)
  • eth1 (testhost private IP)
  • eth0 (testhost external IP, which might vary)
On a replacement server:
  1. Log in to the server.
  2. Run the nas-preconfig script.
    The IP addresses are assigned at this step.
  3. Reboot if you are instructed to by the script.
  4. Log in to the SMU using one of the IP addresses you obtained once they can successfully connect using ssc localhost.
  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 see the IP configuration for the server.
  8. Using a supported browser, launch the NAS Manager using either one of the IP addresses acquired from the EVS list output.
  9. Click Yes to proceed past Security Alert, 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 > Server Settings > Firmware Package Management to verify and, if necessary, upgrade the new server to the latest SU release.
  12. Navigate to Home > Server Settings > Cluster Wizard, and promote the node to the cluster.
  13. Enter the cluster name, cluster node IP address, subnet, and select a quorum device.
    Note that the node reboots several times during this process.
  14. When prompted, add the second node to the cluster.
  15. Enter the physical node IP address, log in as supervisor, and click finish.
    Wait for the system to reboot.
  16. Enter smu-uninstall to uninstall the embedded SMU.
  17. Navigate to Home > Server Settings > Configuration Backup & Restore, locate the desired backup file, and then click restore.
  18. Reconfigure the server to the previous settings:
    • IP addresses for Ethernet ports 0 and 1
    • Gateway
    • Domain name
    • Host name

    The SMU should recognize the node as the same and allow it to be managed.

  19. Navigate to Home > Server Settings > License Keys to load the license keys.
  20. Repeat steps for any other replacement servers to be configured.