Installing and Configuring a Standby Virtual SMU

Virtual SMU Installation and Upgrade Guide for Hitachi NAS Platform

Version
15.1.x
Audience
anonymous
Part Number
MK-92HNAS074-20

Deploy and install the CentOS Stream 8 SMU VM

To deploy and install a new virtual SMU that runs on CentOS Stream 8 using VMware vSphere ESXi, follow the procedure documented in the sections Deploying the SMU OS to Installing the SMU software.

Ensure that you deploy the OS template version SMU OVA 3.0 or later.

To deploy and install a new virtual SMU that runs on CentOS Stream 8 with Hyper-V, follow the procedure documented in the sections Deploying the SMU OS and Installing the SMU software. Ensure that you deploy the OS template version SMU-OS- HYPERV-3.0.zip or later.

Configure the Standby vSMU

  1. From the ESXi Console tab, Login as Username: root Password: <current root password>
  2. Configure the SMU by Run the following command:
    smu-config
    Note: The script will prompt for the following (if an item is incorrect, the script can be re-run until you save it).
    1. root password - (entered twice - ignore the warning about a dictionary word).
    2. manager password - (entered twice - ignore the warning about a dictionary word).
    3. IPv4 address to assign to eth0 (public network) – Customer IP Address.
    4. IPv4 netmask to assign to eth0 (public network) – Customer Netmask.
    5. Default IPv4 gateway – Customer Gateway.
    6. Enter the (optional) SMU Private IP Address (eth1) - <Enter> (Leave it unconfigured, can be added later in the GUI if necessary).
    7. Configure IPv6 address [y/n] - answer n at this time.
    8. Fully qualified domain name (without the hostname) – Customer Domain Name.
    9. Host name (without the fully qualified domain name) – Customer Host Name.
    10. Confirm that all settings are correct; answer y.
The SMU will reboot after you save the configuration.
Configure the Primary vSMU
  1. Open a browser and connect to the Primary vSMU.
  2. Log in as Username: admin Password: (Current admin password).
  3. Navigate to Home > SMU Administration > Standby SMU.
  4. Enter the hostname or IP address of the Standby SMU in the Public Name/IP of the Standby SMU field.
  5. Click Apply.
  6. Click on the Backup and Restore Link at the bottom of the page.
  7. Click the Backup.
  8. Save the file on your locally on your computer.
    Note: In the Auto Saved SMU backup, an entry will be tagged as remote. This is the Standby SMU.
Verification of the configuration on the Standby vSMU
  1. Establish an ssh (putty) session to the Standby SMU.
  2. Log in as Username: manager Password: (Current manager password).
  3. Enter q to quit to the bash shell on the SMU.
  4. Navigate to /var/opt/smu/archive/smu-backup/<Primary SMU ip address>
  5. In this directory, you will find the Primary SMU configuration files (these files will be time-stamped to facilitate which backup configuration to use in a later procedure).
  6. Type exit to close out of the ssh (putty) session.
Connect the Standby vSMU eth0 port to the Customer Management Network
  1. Connect the SMU customer management network drop to the vSMU eth0 port.
  2. Verify that the customer has access to the vSMU.