IN THIS ARTICLE
Outlines how to add a Qumulo series node to an existing QF2 on-premise cluster
- Cluster running Qumulo Core
- New QC series, Qumulo P-series, or Qumulo K-series node on site
Once installed and racked, the process of adding a new node is incredibly straightforward with Qumulo. Your existing cluster will auto-discover the new unconfigured node and prompt you to add it in the UI of Qumulo Core.
INSTALL & RACK YOUR NEW NODE
Reference the corresponding Quick Start Guide below for details on installing and racking the new node:
- Quick Start Guide: QC Series 1U
- Quick Start Guide: QC Series 4U
- Quick Start Guide: Qumulo K-Series 1U
- Quick Start Guide: Qumulo P-Series 2U
UPDATE IP ADDRESSES
Before adding a node, ensure that the quantity of persistent (static) IPs available is equal to or greater than the number of nodes you plan to have in your cluster. You will not be able to add a new node to your cluster if there are not enough static IPs available. Reference the IP Failover with Qumulo Core article for additional details on how to update the IP addresses.
JOIN THE NEW NODE TO YOUR EXISTING CLUSTER
Before joining the node to the cluster, ensure the new node is powered on, running the same version of Qumulo core and connected to the network.
- Login to the Qumulo Core Web UI
- Hover over Cluster and select Add Nodes
- Select the unconfigured nodes in the table to add to the existing cluster
- Click Add Selected Nodes to Cluster
- Select Yes to confirm the addition of the selected node(s)
- A dialog box will display as the node(s) are configured and added to the cluster
Once the new node is configured and added, the cluster Overview page will appear with a successful confirmation banner at the top. The Usable storage calculation will update with the additional capacity and the newly configured node will now display in the listing table for the cluster.
NOTE: Existing nodes will retain their numbering once the new node is added.
If no unconfigured nodes are discovered, the following message will display on the Add Nodes page. Make sure the new nodes are powered on, running the same version of Qumulo Core as existing nodes and connected to the network. Reference Qumulo Core Upgrades via Web UI for additional details on updating versions or email email@example.com for assistance.
You should now be able to successfully add a new Qumulo series node to your existing QF2 on-premise cluster
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