Sunday, 20 December 2015

OPM 2.0 Virtual Appliance Quick Install Notes: Part 1 of 2 (Before Web UI)

Requirements

- Hardware (recommended): Disk = 5 GB (thin provisioning) (or 800 GB using thick provisioning)
- Hardware (recommended): Memory = 12 GB
- Hardware (recommended): vCPUs = 4
- Hardware (recommended): Process Cycles = 9572 MHz
- Virtual Infrastructure: vSphere 5.5+
- Software: Clustered ONTAP 8.2+
- Software: Browser - IE 11, Chrome 41 and 42, Firefox ESR 24 and 31, Safari 7
- Software: Browser client - Windows 7 and 8, OSX 10.8 and 10.9
- Inbound Port: 80 to Performance Manager GUI (redirects to 443)
- Inbound Port: 443 to Performance Manager GUI and APIs
- Inbound Port: 22 for SSH/SFTP to maintenance console
- Outbound Port: 443 to Storage Systems
- Outbound Port: 443 to AutoSupport (or via SMTP)
- Outbound Port: 25 to SMTP Server
- Outbound Port: 389 to Authentication Server (LDAP)
- Outbound Port: 2003 to Graphite Server for performance data (Optional)
- Outbound Port: 123 (UDP) to NTP Server
- Scalability with 8.3+: (Total LUNs x 2) + Total Volumes =< 202’000

Information Required to Complete Basic Setup

1) Deploying the OVF template in vSphere
- Name for the deployed template
- Destination storage for virtual machine files
- Disk Format: Thin Provision/ Thick Provision Lazy Zeroed/ Thick Provision Eager Zeroed
- VM Network for Network Adapter 1

2) Configuring OPM on first boot
- Timezone (Geographic Area & City or Region)
- DHCP or Static Network Configuration?
- Use IPv6?
- Enter the host FQDN:
- Enter the host IP address:
- Enter the network mask:
- Enter the IP address of the default gateway:
- Enter the primary DNS address:
- Enter the secondary DNS address:
Note: Setup discovers a DNS search domain from the FQDN provided above
- Enter additional search domains (Optional):
- Username (for new maintenance user):
- Password (UNIX password for new maintenance user):

3) Initial Setup in the Web UI
- Maintenance User Email Address
- SMTP Server: Host Name or IP Address
- SMTP Server: Port (usually 25)
- SMTP Server: User Name (optional)
- SMTP Server: Password (optional)
- SMTP Server: Use STARTTLS?
- SMTP Server: Use SSL?
- NTP Server
- Enable AutoSupport?
- Clusters to add to OPM and their user name and password

Install Walkthrough

1) Download the OVA file from support.netapp.com
2) Deploy the OVA template into vSphere
3) Power on and follow the Console output
3.1) When prompted to install VMware Tools, use the vSphere Client/vSphere Web Client, to install VMware Tools

Image 1: OPM waiting for VMware Tools Install/Upgrade initialization via the vSphere Client

Image 2: vSphere Client 5.5 Install/Upgrade VMware Tools
3.2) Configure the timezone

Image 3: Configuring tzdata
3.3) Apply the network configuration and confirm the selections

Image 4: OPM - DHCP or static?
Image 5: Confirming OPM static network configuration
3.4) When prompted, supply username and password for the maintenance user

Image 6: OPM - Create the maintenance user
3.5) Basic setup complete! Configuration continues via the Web UI.

Image 7: OPM 2.0 basic setup complete!

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