IN THIS ARTICLE
Outlines how to image the nodes and create a cluster for HPE Apollo 4200 hardware
- Review Qumulo Safety Instructions
- HPE 4200 hardware installed
- Qumulo USB Key
For additional details on HPE platforms, reference the HPE Apollo User Guide in the HPE Support Center.
IMAGE THE NODES
- Shut down the node and connect it to a display, keyboard, and mouse
- Plug in USB key containing the Qumulo Core Installer
- Power the Node on
- Wait for the machine's boot screen to come up and press F11 to bring up the boot menu
- Select Legacy BIOS One-Time Boot Menu and press Enter
- Press 2 to boot from the USB key
- Answer y at the prompt, "This tool will wipe all data on the boot drive. Are you sure you want to proceed?"
- Type y if you see the following message: "WARNING:/dev/sda is already partitioned. Proceeding will destroy all data on this disk."
- Remove the USB key once the system starts rebooting
Format the data drives
- Press Ctrl-Alt-F1 to navigate to the boot screen from the blank screen after reboot
- Type the username admin and password admin at the login prompt
- At the prompt, type sudo/opt/qumulo/hard_reformat_node.py
- Use admin as the password
- Type DESTROY when prompted by the following: "Type DESTROY to destroy this node"
- Once this process is complete, the End User License Agreement screen will appear
- Disconnect the display, keyboard, and mouse from the node
- Repeat the steps for the rest of the nodes
Lastly, attach the network cables to the nodes using the HPE Apollo 4200 Networking Diagrams as a guide.
CREATE A CLUSTER
- Review the End User License Agreement, check the box to agree and click Submit
1. Setup Cluster
- Name the cluster
- Select the nodes for the cluster
- If any nodes are missing, verify that the node is currently running and on the same network
NOTE: The total capacity for the cluster is dynamically updated at the bottom of the page when selecting nodes.
2. Confirm cluster protection level
The recommended 2 or 3 drive protection level will be selected by default based on the cluster size and node type.
If Customize Protection Level is displayed, the option is available to increase the resilience of the system by selecting 3 drive protection. Keep in mind that selecting 3 drive protection will result in less capacity for the cluster.
NOTE: The option for selecting the drive protection level is only available at cluster creation and cannot be changed after the fact.
3. Create a password for your admin account
- Type in the password for your admin account
- Retype the password to confirm
- Click Create Cluster
- Complete cluster configuration by confirming the settings for monitoring, networking, and time zone preferences in the right-hand panel of the dashboard
To access the dashboard in the Qumulo Core UI remotely, use any node's IP address to connect via web browser.
For additional guidance on cluster configuration and getting started with QF2, reference the Qumulo Installation FAQ article for more details.
You should now be able to successfully image the nodes and create a cluster for HPE Apollo 4200 hardware
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