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Installation Guide

OceanStor 5000, 5000F, 6000, and 6000F V5 Series V500R007

This document is applicable to OceanStor 5110 V5, 5110F V5, 5300 V5, 5300F V5, 5500 V5, 5500F V5, 5600 V5, 5600F V5, 5800 V5, 5800F V5, 6800 V5, and 6800F V5 storage systems. It describes hardware installation of those storage systems for helping you easily and quickly finish the installation.
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Using SmartKit to Install UltraPath

Using SmartKit to Install UltraPath

Currently, UltraPath needs to be manually installed on hosts one by one as instructed in a user guide. The document content is complex (200+ pages on average). In addition, the user guide to be used varies with the host type. If there are many host types and the host quantity is huge, the UltraPath installation workload increases exponentially, leading to a time-consuming installation process.

SmartKit has integrated user guides oriented to multiple types of hosts into the multipathing software installation scenario. In addition, a maximum of 256 devices can be added to SmartKit so that the multipathing software installation tool can simultaneously install UltraPath on these devices. The entire process, including installation package verification and upload, pre-installation check, software installation, and post-installation verification, is automatically completed. Also, installation track reports can be automatically generated, greatly improving installation efficiency.


Both UltraPath and SmartKit meet the following requirements:

  • UltraPath: 21.1.0 or later
  • SmartKit: V2R5C00RC10 or later


  1. Start SmartKit. Log in to SmartKit as a Huawei engineer or channel partner engineer. Click the Storage tab. In the Site Deployment Delivery area, select UltraPath Installation.


    Based on user permissions, SmartKit users are classified into Huawei engineers, channel partner engineers, customers, and visitors.

    If the following dialog box is displayed, click OK.

  2. In the UltraPath installation wizard, select Check before UltraPath Installation.

  3. In the displayed Installation Preparation dialog box, complete the following preparations as prompted:

    1. Click download the UltraPath software package. On the support website, download the corresponding UltraPath software package. In addition, download the signature verification tool and verify the digital signature. If the UltraPath software package has been obtained, skip this step.
    2. Based on the application scenario, select the types of hosts where UltraPath needs to be installed.
    3. Manually complete a pre-installation check for all host types and select Confirmed from the Operation drop-down list box on the right.
    4. Click Finish.

  4. In the UltraPath installation wizard, select UltraPath Software Installation.

  5. Add devices.

    1. Click Add Host. The Select Device installation wizard is displayed.
    2. Click Add Device. The Add Device dialog box is displayed.
    3. To add one device, select Device Type and Set IP Address.
    4. To add devices in batches, click the Template link to obtain the corresponding template, fill in the device information, click Path, select the template file, and upload and parse the file. The system automatically adds the devices.

    After the devices are added successfully, the tool displays the device information. Click Next.

  6. Set an installation policy.

    1. Select an UltraPath software package for all the selected devices.
    2. For Linux hosts, you need to manually specify an installation policy.
      • Boot From SAN: If a host starts from the SAN storage, you must select this policy. Otherwise, the host may fail to restart. If the number of disks mounted to a host exceeds 500, you are advised to select this option.
      • Boot From Local Disk: If a host starts from a local disk, you are advised to select this option.
    3. Click Finish. The configuration is complete and the main window is displayed.

  7. Click Start.

    • After hosts are added, they are displayed in the main window. If any host is incorrectly added, select it and click Remove Host to delete the host.
    • After all the selected hosts have executed the installation policy, the system automatically generates a report. To specify a report directory, click Set Directory.
    • To modify an installation policy, click Modify in the Installation Policy column.

  8. In the dialog box that is displayed, read the precautions, select I have read the previous information and understood consequences of the operation, and click OK.

  9. The tool starts installing UltraPath.

    1. The tool concurrently installs UltraPath on the selected hosts. You can select a host in the host list to view the current installation status.
      The installation process consists of four steps. You can click each tab to view details about the corresponding step.
      1. UltraPath Software Package Import: This step automatically uploads the software package to a host.
      2. Pre-Install Check: This step checks that a host allows UltraPath to be installed on it.
      3. Install: This step installs the main program of the UltraPath software.
      4. Post-Install Verification: This step checks, activates, and validates the UltraPath software.
    2. If some check items are not passed or need to be optimized, the system will suspend the installation and Paused will be displayed in the Operation column in the upper pane. You can click View Details to view the current status. For a specific check item or operation item, click Details in the Operation column in the lower pane to view information.

    3. The system provides a check method, check criteria, and recovery suggestion. If a check item fails to pass, you can handle the problem according to the check result.

      Each check item can be retried, ignored, or terminated according to the policy requirements. If the current item does not support an operation, the corresponding button is unavailable.

      • Retry: After the fault is rectified, click Retry to check the current item again.
      • Ignore: Ignore this item and proceed with subsequent operations if the current check item or operation item can be ignored.
      • Terminate: If you want to terminate the installation process, click this button. This may cause UltraPath software exceptions on the host. Exercise caution when performing this operation.

  10. After UltraPath has been installed on all the selected hosts, the system automatically generates an installation report in Excel format. You can click View Report to view detailed information. Click Close to finish the installation.

    Do not repeatedly install UltraPath on a host. If you need to upgrade UltraPath, use the UltraPath upgrade tool.

  11. The main window is displayed, and the UltraPath software installation is complete.

Updated: 2019-07-11

Document ID: EDOC1000181531

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