Veritas™ 5340 Appliance Hardware Installation Guide

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Platform: Veritas 5340
  1. Hardware overview
    1.  
      Supported software
    2.  
      5340 compute node and 5U84 storage shelves
    3.  
      5340 compute node and storage shelf power requirements
    4.  
      5340 compute node disk drives
    5.  
      5340 compute node control panel
    6.  
      5340 compute node rear panel
    7.  
      5U84 storage shelf drawers and disk drives
    8.  
      5U84 storage shelf control panel
    9.  
      5U84 storage shelf rear panel
    10.  
      5U84 storage shelf RAID controller
    11.  
      5U84 storage shelf Expansion module
    12.  
      Cables and connectors
  2. Preinstallation requirements
    1.  
      Customer-provided environment and supplies
    2.  
      Storage shelf shipping container contents
    3.  
      Compute node shipping container contents
    4.  
      Dimensions and determining rack locations
    5.  
      Best practices for rack installation
    6.  
      Heat dissipation guidelines
    7.  
      Cable length verification
    8.  
      Prerequisites for IPMI configuration
  3. Hardware installation procedures
    1.  
      Overview
    2.  
      Installing a storage shelf
    3.  
      Installing disk drives into a full-capacity storage shelf
    4.  
      Installing disk drives and blanks into a half-capacity storage shelf
    5.  
      Installing SFPs into the RAID controller
    6.  
      Installing the compute node rack rails
    7.  
      Installing the compute node into a rack
    8.  
      Connecting the hardware to one node
    9.  
      Connecting the hardware to two nodes
    10.  
      Connecting NetBackup nodes to the network
    11.  
      Connecting Flex nodes to the network
    12.  
      Connecting the power cords to the hardware
    13.  
      Turning on the hardware and verifying operation
    14.  
      Configuring the IPMI port from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
    15.  
      Accessing and using the Veritas Remote Management interface
  4. Appendix A. Adding Expansion Storage Shelves to an operating appliance that does not have any Expansion shelves
    1.  
      Overview
    2.  
      Turning off the existing hardware
    3.  
      Installation instructions
    4.  
      Connecting one Expansion shelf to the Primary shelf
    5.  
      Connecting two Expansion shelves to the Primary shelf
    6.  
      Connecting three Expansion shelves to the Primary shelf
  5. Appendix B. Adding Expansion Storage Shelves to an operating appliance that has at least one operating Expansion shelf
    1.  
      Overview
    2.  
      Turning off the existing hardware
    3.  
      Installation instructions
    4.  
      Connecting one Expansion shelf to a system that has one existing Expansion shelf
    5.  
      Connecting two Expansion shelves to a system that has one existing Expansion shelf
    6.  
      Connecting one Expansion shelf to a system that has two existing Expansion shelves
  6. Appendix C. Configuring the disk space for new NetBackup Expansion Storage Shelves
    1.  
      Adding the disk space of an Expansion Storage Shelf from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
    2.  
      Adding the disk space of an Expansion Storage Shelf from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
  7. Appendix D. Configuring the disk space for new Flex Expansion Storage Shelves
    1.  
      Adding the disk space of an Expansion Storage Shelf from the Flex Appliance Console

Configuring the IPMI port from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu

This section explains how to configure IPMI from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu.

Note:

Veritas Flex Appliance release 1.x does not support configuring the IPMI port through the Flex Appliance Shell. To configure IPMI contact Technical Support and ask your representative to reference article 100042482.

If you have more than one node in your system you must configure each node's IPMI port individually.

Before starting the IPMI configuration, obtain the following information for the appliance for which you want to configure the IPMI:

IP address

IP address for the remote management port so that the default static IP address of the remote management port can be changed.

Subnet mask

Enable connectivity between your network computer and the remote management port.

Gateway IP address

Enable connectivity between your network computer and the remote management port.

The defaults for the remote management port are:

  • IP Address: 192.168.0.10

  • Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

Also review the following section on the IPMI prerequisites.

To configure the IPMI port by using a keyboard and monitor

  1. Connect the following components to the appropriate ports on the rear panel of the appliance:

    • A standard video cable between the VGA (Video Graphics Array) port and a computer monitor.

    • A USB keyboard to a USB port on the appliance.

  2. Verify that the appliance is turned on.

    Once the startup process is complete, a login prompt appears.

  3. Enter the username and password for the appliance. By default, the user name is admin and the password is P@ssw0rd where 0 is the number zero.
  4. At the Main_Menu prompt, type Support to navigate to the Support menu.
  5. From the Main_Menu > Support view, enter the following command to configure the remote management port:

    IPMI Network Configure <IPAddress> <Netmask> <GatewayIPAddress>

    where IP address is the new IP address of the remote management port. The Subnet mask and Gateway enable connectivity between your network computer and the remote management port.

    The remote management port must be configured as a DHCP or static address.

    At any point in time, you can run the following command to see the IPMI network details:

    IPMI Network Show

  6. Enter the following command if you want to add a new user to access the IPMI sub-system. Note that this is an optional step.

    IPMI User Add <User_Name>

    At the New Password prompt, enter a password for the user.

    The default user name is sysadmin. The default password is P@ssw0rd, where 0 is the number zero.

    At any point in time, you can run the following command to view the users who can access the IPMI:

    IPMI User List

  7. Type Return to return to the Main_Menu prompt.
  8. Use a Cat5 or a Cat6 cable to connect the remote management port to the network.
  9. Make sure you can reach the Veritas Remote Management Console over the network by using the new address in a web browser.
  10. The appliance is ready for initial configuration. See the NetBackup Appliance Initial Configuration Guide for the appropriate platform for information about initial configuration requirements and procedures.

    Note:

    Once the initial configuration has been completed, you can connect NIC1 (eth0) to an administrative network that does not provide any backup data transfer.