IN THIS ARTICLE
Outlines how to prepare HPE Proliant DL325 Gen10 Plus nodes and create a cluster with Qumulo Core
- HPE Proliant DL325 Gen10 Plus hardware installed
- Latest Qumulo-certified HPE service pack installed
- Contact Qumulo Care for details
- Qumulo Core USB Installer Key
For additional details on the HPE Proliant DL325 Gen10 Plus server, reference the HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 Plus Server Document List.
VERIFY THE NODES
- Shut down the node and connect it to a display, keyboard, and mouse.
- Plug in the Qumulo Core Installer USB key to an available USB port.
- Press the power button highlighted below to power the node on and wait for the machine’s boot screen to display.
- Verify that the Boot Mode is set to Legacy BIOS.
- If the Boot Mode is EFI BIOS, disregard the rest of the steps in this section and proceed to the BOOT TO QUMULO CORE USB INSTALLER KEY section.
- If the Boot Mode is not EFI BIOS, press F9 to access the System Utilities menu and proceed with the subsequent steps.
BOOT TO THE QUMULO CORE USB INSTALLER KEY
- Press F11 to access the Boot Menu when prompted at the HPE ProLiant screen. Note that this boot may take a few minutes.
- Select Generic USB Boot from the Boot Menu to do a one-time boot to the Qumulo Core USB Installer key.
RUN THE QUMULO INSTALLER
After rebooting, the Qumulo Installer runs automatically
- Choose option 1 when prompted. This will factory reset your node.
- Confirm you want to proceed by typing DESTROY ALL DATA.
The Field Verification Tool (FVt) starts automatically once you confirm.
The test results display once it has concluded. Refer to the following sections for details on Pass and Fail scenarios.
If you see an FVT passed! message, proceed to the Installing Qumulo Core section later in this document. If FAIL messages are present, review the example below to determine the appropriate course.
FVT FAIL CASES
Fixable Issues during Install
If the FVT fails and there are issues that are fixable, you will be prompted to select whether you wish to allow the FVT to auto-correct the detected issues depending on your install scenario.
Issues that can be auto-corrected include:
- BIOS config
- Drive firmware
- NVMe sector size
- NIC mode
- NIC firmware
- Boot order
When presented with this menu, select option 1 to have the tool attempt to fix the issues. If the fixes are successful, the FVT will automatically reboot the node. Return to the Boot To The Qumulo Core USB Installer Key section earlier in this document to re-attempt verification and continue the install.
Fixable Issues during Part Replacement
In Qumulo Core 3.1.0 and higher, the FVT offers an option to automatically correct issues (such as a firmware upgrade) after a part replacement has been performed. In this case, select option 2 to run FVT Flash for a part replacement. This will fix the issue and reboot into the FVT menu once more to proceed with the installation.
If the FVT is unable to automatically fix any failures detected, the message “Not fixable issues were detected” will display after providing failure reasons.
Examples of non-fixable issues:
- BIOS version
- ILO version
- NIC FW
Please reach out to Qumulo Care for additional troubleshooting options.
INSTALL QUMULO CORE
Now that the server has verified it is ready to be configured, you can start to install Qumulo Core. Select option 1 when prompted to begin.
Once the installation is complete and the server reboots, continue on to create a cluster.
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.
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, reference the Qumulo Installation FAQ article for more details.
You should now be able to successfully prepare the nodes for installing Qumulo Core and create a cluster on HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 Plus hardware
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