Provisioning a command device for the UCP Advisor Master Node VM

Unified Compute Platform (UCP) Advisor Software Installation Guide

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If your UCP system uses a storage system, you must provision the UCP Advisor Master Node VM with a command device. It must be created in the meta_resource resource group.

Image showing Edit Command Device interface with the Enable option selected.
Use the following procedure to provision a new command device to the UCP Advisor Master Node on the management node.
  1. Log on to vCenter Server Appliance.
  2. Right-click UCP Advisor Master Node VM, then select Edit Settings.
  3. In New device, click Select.
  4. Select RDM Disk, then click Add.

  5. Select the target LUN, then click OK.

  6. Click OK.
  7. (Optional) Update the command devices if they were not attached to the Master Node VM before installing UCP Advisor. Perform the following steps:
    1. Using an SSH client, such as PuTTy, log on to the Master Node VM as a ucpadmin or a root user.
    2. Navigate to the installer folder.
    3. Run the following command:
      sudo ./installer -U -m <Master Node VM IP address> -P [-c <command devices list>] [-s <SCP Server_IP_Address>]
      • -U: To update the command device
      • -m: Master Node VM IP address
      • -P: Enter the node CLI username and password, UCP Advisor user name and password when prompted.
      • -c: Specify the Linux device names of the command devices that were provisioned.
      • -s: (Optional) SCP server IP address.
      For example:
      sudo ./installer -U -m -P -c sdb sdc
    4. Enter y when prompted.

      After a successful installation, the following message is displayed:

      "Congratulations, the upgrade was successful."

    5. Verify that the command devices were successfully added. In a web browser, enter the following URL:
      This lists all the command devices.
      Sample output:
      {"cmdDevices" :
      			"devicePath" : "/dev/sdd",		
      			"identity"  :
      				"deviceClass" : "RAID",
      				"deviceID" : 410117,
      				"deviceModel" : "VSP_G400_G600",
      				"deviceType" : "VSP_FX00",
      				"logicalUnitId" : 9550,
      				"naaId" : "naa.60060e80122785005040278500002S4e"
      			 "isCommandDevice" : true,
      			 "isRemoteCommandDevice" : false,
      			 "productId" : "OPEN-V-CM",
      			 "vendorId" : "HITACHI"
      		 {      "devicePath" : "/dev/sde",
      			 "identity"  :
      				"deviceClass" : "RAID",
      				"deviceID" : 40001,
      				"deviceModel" : "UNKNOWN",
      				"deviceType" : "VSP_5X00H",
      				"logicalUnitId" : 89,
      				"naaId" : "naa.60060e80089c410000509c4100000059"
      			 "isCommandDevice" : true,
      			 "isRemoteCommandDevice" : false,
      			 "productId" : "OPEN-V-CM",
      			 "vendorId" : "HITACHI"