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Outlines how to upgrade an unconfigured node for a Qumulo cluster in GCP
- GCP Cluster running Qumulo Core 2.14.0 or above
- A .qimg file for the version of software that your new node can be upgraded to via our Product Releases page
- GCP Console Access
- Command line (QQ CLI) tools installed via API & Tools in the Web UI
One of the perks of hosting your storage in the cloud is the ability to dynamically add more capacity as your storage needs increase. Starting up a new node (a.k.a, launching a new instance) is a simple process while adding the instance to an existing cloud cluster is even easier.
Launch a New Node
- Navigate to the GCP Marketplace listing for your cluster.
- Launch a new instance for that listing in the same VPC and Security Group as the existing cluster and assign the same IAM role (e.g., for floating IPs).
- Ensure Automatically cluster your instances is unchecked.
- Click Deploy.
If an image is available with the same version of Qumulo Core used on your cluster, start an instance from this image. Otherwise, choose an image with the closest (older) version.
Keep in mind that if this new node uses an older version of Qumulo Core than your cluster, it must be upgraded before you can add it to the cluster using the steps provided in the Qumulo in GCP: Upgrade an Unconfigured Node article. Once the software versions match between the cluster and the new node, you can successfully add it to your cluster using the Qumulo in GCP: Add a Node to an Existing Cloud Cluster article as a guide.
You should now be able to successfully launch a new node for an existing Qumulo cloud cluster in GCP
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