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Day-0 C-mode cluster build workflow pack User Guide

For Use with OnCommand® Workflow Automation

 

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Introduction to Day-0 C-mode cluster build workflow pack

The Day-0 C-mode cluster build workflow pack will enable storage administrators to configure and customize the two node cluster. You can install the configurations on a new cluster or a cluster node before deploying to the end user.

Why you should use the Day-0 C-mode cluster build workflow pack

 

The Day-0 C-mode cluster build workflow pack will automate the standard tasks required before a two node cluster can be released for use. This will increase the productivity as if they do not use this workflow, the storage administrators need to manually configure the two node cluster that may take more time. The cluster configuration is done based on the user inputs provided in the workflow that can be customized by the storage administrators.

 

Prerequisites for executing the Day-0 C-mode cluster build workflow pack

 

You must ensure that certain requirements are met before executing the Day-0 C-mode cluster build workflow pack. You must be a storage administrator for executing this workflow.

 

·         You must have downloaded the Day-0 C-mode cluster build workflow pack from the Storage Automation Store.

http://automationstore.netapp.com/pack-list.shtml

·         You must have cluster management IP Address running.

·         Your system must be running clustered Data ONTAP 8.3 or above.

·         You must have installed Workflow Automation (WFA) 3.1.

·         Inter cluster LIF’s should be available in both the clusters for creating cluster peer.

 

 

What happens when you execute the Day-0 C-mode cluster build workflow pack

Using the Day-0 C-mode cluster build workflow pack, you can perform various tasks to configure the cluster.

1.       Rename the cluster nodes.

2.       Rename the any existing interfaces to match the new node names.

3.       Rename the root aggregates to match the new node names.

4.       Install licenses.

5.       Configure the service processors.

6.       Set the flow control to none on all 10g ports.

7.       Create broadcast domains and assigns the proper ports.

8.       Create interface groups and add the correct ports.

9.       Create VLANs.

10.   Create failover groups and assign the correct ports.

11.   Create backup interfaces (intercluster).

12.   Create user roles.

13.   Create users.

14.   Sets the raid scrub schedule.

15.   Create aggregates.

16.   Disable aggregate snapshots on all aggregates.

17.   Create cluster peers.

18.   Configure NTP.

19.   Configure SNMP.

20.   Configure CDP.

21.   Configure web services.

22.   Configure auto-support 

 

Note: For more information about the workflow description, you can view the description provided in the workflow in the WFA user interface.

 

Executing the Day-0 C-mode cluster build workflow pack

 

You can execute the Day-0 C-mode cluster build workflow pack by using WFA. The Day-0 C-mode cluster build workflow pack enables you to configure and customize the two node clusters.

 

Pre-Requisites:

You must have reviewed the prerequisites for executing the workflow.

 

Steps:

1.    Log in to WFA by providing the necessary credentials.

2.    Click Portal > Setup > Day-0 C-mode cluster build

3.       Click Execute. 

The “Execute Workflow: ‘Day-0 C-mode cluster build workflow” dialog box is displayed.

4.       Provide the input parameters required for execution of the selected workflow.

The input parameters are:

a.       Cluster IP Address

b.       First Node Name

c.       First New Node Name

d.       Second Node Name

e.       Second New Node Name

f.        Licenses

g.       First Node Service Process IP Address

h.       Second Node Service Process IP Address

i.         Netmask

j.         Route Gateway

k.       Do you want to modify UCM Adapter

l.         UCM Adapter

m.     Broadcast Domain

n.       Network Interface Group

o.       VLAN Details

p.       Failover Group

q.       Network Backup Interfaces

r.        Do you want to create User Roles

s.        User Roles

t.        Do you want to create users

u.       Users

v.       Do you want to create Aggregate

w.     Aggregates

x.       Cluster Peer

y.       NTP Server

z.       SNMP

5.       Optional: Click Preview to validate your workflow before executing it.

6.       Click Execute.

You can also schedule the workflow for execution at a later date and time by selecting the Choose Date and Time for Execution check box.

 

Glossary

 

Pack – A workflow pack is a set of WFA workflows that is posted on the Storage Automation Store.

WFA – The NetApp storage management software that enables you to construct, customize, and use automated storage workflows for effective storage management.

Unified Manager – The NetApp storage management software that enables you to monitor your clustered Data ONTAP environment. Unified Manager is added as a data source in WFA.

Data source - A data source is a read-only data structure that serves as a connection to the data source object of a specific data source type.

 

 

 

 

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