Configuring the SMU Software

Virtual SMU Installation and Upgrade Guide for Hitachi NAS Platform

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

Backup the HNAS registry and SMU Configuration:

  1. Log in to the SMU as admin.
  2. Navigate to Home > SMU Administration > SMU Backup and Restore.
  3. Click Backup.
  4. Save the registry files locally on your computer.
  5. Verify that the archive file opens.

Backup the External SMU configuration:

  1. Navigate to Home > SMU Administration > SMU Backup and Restore.
  2. Click Backup.
  3. Save the configuration files locally on your computer.
  4. Repeat the above steps until you have two backup files of the same size.
  5. Verify that the archive file opens.

Collect Diagnostics from the system:

  1. Navigate to Home > Status & Monitoring > Download Diagnostics.
  2. In the Managed Server section, click Include Only the Currently Managed Server.
  3. Ensure the Storage and FC Switches checkboxes are checked.
  4. In the SMU section, uncheck Include archived diagnostics.
  5. Click Download and save locally on your computer.

Stop all Replications:

  1. Navigate to Home > Data Protection > File Replication.
  2. In the Schedules section, abort any running replication jobs.
  3. On the Details page, set any jobs scheduled to run during the upgrade period to INACTIVE.
    Note: Note the schedule values so they can be reset after the procedure.
  4. Navigate to Home > Data Protection > Object Replication
  5. In the Schedules section, abort any running replication jobs.
  6. On the Details page, set any jobs scheduled to run during the upgrade period to INACTIVE.
    Note: Note the schedule values so they can be reset after the procedure.

Verify the status of the Cluster:

  1. Navigate to Home > Server Settings > Cluster Configuration.
  2. Verify that the Cluster Health is Robust.

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.

  1. Start the console for the new VM from ESXi or Hyper-V Manager and login as User: root and Password: passwd123!
  2. Run smu-config and follow the prompts to configure the passwords and network. Enter the same IP address and host name and domain that were used by the virtual SMU that you are upgrading from.
  3. Review all of the settings, and then type Y to confirm.
  4. The script sets up the network interfaces and default properties, and then the SMU reboots.

Restoring the SMU Configuration to the new Stream 8 SMU:

  1. Open a web browser and log in to NAS Manager with the admin user.
  2. Navigate to Home > SMU Administration > SMU Backup and Restore.
  3. Hit Choose File to select the backup file that you downloaded from the existing SMU and then select Restore.
  4. NAS Manager will restart and will then be configured in the same way as the virtual SMU from which the backup was taken.
    Note: The passwords for all users including root and manager are restored from the backup and will overwrite those supplied to smu-config if different.