Automatically adding devices using an onboarding worksheet

Unified Compute Platform (UCP) Advisor Software Installation Guide

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Users with ucpAdminRole permissions, such as ucpadmin, can use an onboarding worksheet (CSV file) to automatically add compute nodes, storage systems, Ethernet switches, and Fibre Channel switches to a UCP system.

In most cases, an onboarding worksheet was prepared for you during the installation process, but you can edit it or create a new one to add devices and labels, or to change the configuration. If you create your own onboarding worksheet, then ensure that the number of columns in your worksheet matches the number of columns in the sample onboarding worksheet that is included in the installation media kit.

Manually enter the connection information for the devices, and then save the worksheet as a CSV file. Verify that the device usernames have the appropriate administrator-level role and that the passwords contain only allowed characters. For information on password limitations, see "Device username and password restrictions" in the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) Advisor Software Installation Guide.

  • Verify that you have ucpAdminRole permissions for the devices that you want to add.
  • Prepare an onboarding worksheet that specifies the configuration details for the devices and labels that you want to onboard.
  1. From the main menu, click Onboarding.
  2. Select the UCP system where you want to add the devices.
  3. Upload the onboarding worksheet with the devices that you want to add.
    1. Click Choose File, and then, either:
      • Drag-and-drop the onboarding CSV file onto the Upload Files box, or,
      • Click the Upload Files box, and then browse to the onboarding worksheet.
    2. Click Upload.
  4. Review the onboarding worksheet information, and then click Submit.
The devices are added to the UCP system.
Attach a vCenter to the UCP system. See "Attaching a vCenter to a UCP system" in the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) Advisor Administration Guide.