IN THIS ARTICLE
Outlines how to run Qumulo Core in a virtual environment
- Install Qumulo Core OVA
- Create a virtual cluster
- Software installed to run a VM
- Reference the KB article Virtual Machines: Demo clusters in ESXi and vSphere for additional details
- If prompted, upgrade the VM software before creating the cluster
- Verify that IPv6 is enabled for node to node communication
- Qumulo Core OVA downloaded from here
- Contact our team for the current password
Install the OVA
- Choose File > Import to open the Import Library using VMWare Fusion or another workstation
- Select Qumulo_Core_X.X.X.ova for import
- Create additional nodes for a cluster by cloning the original VM or import the same OVA again
- Note that you'll need to clone before powering on the VM. Keep in mind that depending on the workstation, cloning may give the nodes identical MAC addresses resulting in only one node being found. If that's the case, please import the OVA for each virtual instance.
- A minimum of 4 nodes is required to create a fully functional Qumulo cluster
NOTE: Once multiple VMs are running, they will automatically be discovered and available to add to your cluster.
Create a Virtual Cluster
- Boot up the VM(s)
- Accept the End User License Agreement and Terms of Service on any one of the nodes when prompted
- To Create a Cluster:
- Name the cluster
- Select the node(s) for the cluster. If any nodes are missing, verify that the VM for the node is currently running and on the same network
- Provide an admin password
- Click the blue Refresh button to discover and add any new VMs that were started after navigating to this page
- Click Create Cluster
- Select Yes, Create Cluster when prompted
- Follow the Confirm Settings steps on the right side of the dashboard to finish configuring the virtual cluster
NOTE: To connect to the virtual cluster’s Web UI, enter the IP address from any of your nodes into Google Chrome browser session.
You should now be able to successfully configure and run a Qumulo Core virtual cluster
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