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eSight V300R009C00 Operation Guide 09

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Managing Templates

Managing Templates

You can create or import templates, and deliver the operations defined in templates to specified network elements (NEs).

Creating Templates

You can create various templates based on your requirements. The created templates can be deployed on network elements (NEs) in batches.

On the Template Management page, you can click Create Similar Template to create templates similar to existing ones.

NOTE:
  • On the Template Management page, select the target template and click Create Similar Template. On the Create Similar Template page, set template parameters.
  • The template parameters to be configured on the Create Similar Template page are the same as those on the Create Template page.

The management system allows you to create the following types of templates:

Creating a BIOS Template

You can customize a basic input/output system (BIOS) template, which defines the default operating system boot mode.

Prerequisites

In the eSight in-band networking scenario, the DHCP service has been enabled. For details, see Configuring the DHCP Service.

Procedure
  1. Open the template list page.

    1. On the menu bar, choose Resource > Server.

    2. In the navigation tree, choose Configuration&Deployment > Template Management.

  2. In the function pane, click Create Template.
  3. Select BIOS template from the Template type drop-down list.
  4. Set the template parameters.

    NOTE:
    • For details about the parameters, click.
    • To set advanced parameters, click Advanced in the lower part of the page.
    • Certain BIOS parameters vary depending on BIOS platforms used by devices and do not take effect. (For example, Console Serial Port-TerminalType, Console Serial Port-Baud Rate, Console Serial Port-Data Bits, Virtualization-PCIeSRIOVSupport, Console Serial Port-Parity, Console Serial Port-StopBits, Console Serial Port-WakeOnLan)
    • If the installed PCIe device requires more than 4GB resources, this function will be automatically enabled when the server restarts. (For example, PCIe 64-bit Decode)

  5. Click OK.

    A success message is displayed.

  6. Click OK.
Follow-up Procedure

If a template is not required, select the template and click Delete on the Template Management page.

Creating a RAID Template

You can customize a redundant array of independent disks (RAID) template, which defines the RAID level for hard disks.

Prerequisites

In the eSight in-band networking scenario, the DHCP service has been enabled. For details, see Configuring the DHCP Service.

Procedure
  1. Open the template list page.

    1. On the menu bar, choose Resource > Server.

    2. In the navigation tree, choose Configuration&Deployment > Template Management.

  2. In the function pane, click Create Template.
  3. Select RAID template from the Template type drop-down list.
  4. (Optional) To delete the existing RAID configuration for a server, select the Delete original RAID check box.
  5. Set the RAID group parameters.

    1. Select a hard disk slot from the Global hot spare disk drop-down list.
    2. Select a model from the RAID adapter model drop-down list.
    3. Select a RAID slot from the RAID slot drop-down list.
    4. In the RAID Group area, click Create.
    5. Select a RAID level from the RAID level drop-down list.
    6. Select a hard disk slot from the Private hot spare disk drop-down list.
    7. Select hard disk slots from the Slot ID drop-down list next to Disk group-0.
    8. Click OK.
    9. Select a LUN ID from the Start LUN ID drop-down list.

  6. Click OK.

    A success message is displayed.

  7. Click OK.
Follow-up Procedure

If a template is not required, select the template and click Delete on the Template Management page.

Creating an OS Template

You can customize an operating system (OS) template, which defines the OS type, parameters, and installation package.

Prerequisites

The software source to be deployed has been added to eSight. For details, see Adding Software.

Context
  • The current eSight version cannot deploy operating systems on E6000 servers.
  • iBMA can be integrated into the following OSs which are deployed on V3 and V5 servers:
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP1 x64
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP2 x64
    • Red Hat Linux Enterprise 6.5 x64
    • Red Hat Linux Enterprise 6.6 x64
    • Red Hat Linux Enterprise 6.7 x64
    • Red Hat Linux Enterprise 6.8 x64
    • Red Hat Linux Enterprise 6.9 x64
    • Red Hat Linux Enterprise 7.2 x64
    • Red Hat Linux Enterprise 7.3 x64
    • CentOS Linux Enterprise 6.9 x64
    • CentOS Linux Enterprise 7.2 x64
    • CentOS Linux Enterprise 7.3 x64
    • Ubuntu Linux Enterprise 14.04 x64
Procedure
  1. Open the template list page.

    1. On the menu bar, choose Resource > Server.

    2. In the navigation tree, choose Configuration&Deployment > Template Management.

  2. In the function pane, click Create Template.
  3. Select OS template from the Template type drop-down list.
  4. Configure OS information based on the OS type.

    • Windows Server
      1. Select Windows Server from the OS type drop-down list.
      2. Click next to Software. In the displayed dialog box, select an OS installation program and click OK.
      3. Enter the serial number of the OS installation program in the CD Key text box.
      4. Enter an OS administrator password in the Administrator password text box.
      5. Reenter the OS administrator password in the Confirm password text box.
      6. Select devices from the Deploy device drop-down list.
      7. View and configure server disk and partition information in the Partition Settings area.
        NOTE:
        • To add a hard disk, click Add Hard Disk.
        • To delete a hard disk, click Delete Hard Disk.
        • To add a disk partition, click .
        • To delete a disk partition, click .
        • To set the file system for a disk partition, select an option from the File System drop-down list.
        • To set the size of a disk partition, enter the size in the Capacity text box or select Use available capacity.
    • SUSE Linux, Red Hat Linux, or CentOS

      When the capacity of the disk where the operating system is installed is larger than 2 TB, SUSE Linux, Red Hat, and CentOS operating systems do not support the configuration and deployment function.

      1. Select SUSE Linux, Red Hat, or CentOS from the OS type drop-down list.
      2. Select an OS installation mode from Installation Mode.

        If Installation Mode is set to Custom, import the OS silent file. The procedure for obtaining an OS static file is as follows:

        1. Use the root user to log in to a server that runs the same OS as the OS selected.
        2. Copy the static installation file to the local PC.

          The procedure is as follows:

          • SUSE Linux

            Obtain the autoyast.xml file from /usr/share/doc/packages/yast2-xml.

          • Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS

            Obtain the anaconda-ks.cfg file from /root.

        3. Modify and save the autoyast.xml or anaconda-ks.cfg file as required.
        4. In the Import an OS silent installation file area, import the autoyast.xml or anaconda-ks.cfg file.
          NOTE:

          The following is an example of the format of the system language, time zone, and disk partitioning in the anaconda-ks.cfg file:

          • System language: lang en_US.UTF-8
          • Time zone: timezone Asia/Shanghai
          • Disk partitioning (unit: MB):

            #Disk partitioning information

            part / --fstype=ext3 --ondisk=sda --size=14091

            part swap --fstype=swap --ondisk=sda --size=1024

      3. Click next to Software. On the displayed page, select an OS installation program and click OK.
      4. Enter an OS administrator password in the Administrator password text box.
      5. Reenter the OS administrator password in the Confirm password text box.
      6. When setting Time zone, select a time zone supported by the current OS. If you are not sure whether a time zone is supported by the current OS, use the default configuration.
        NOTE:
        1. Use the root user to log in to a server running the OS to be installed.
        2. Run the following command to query the list of time zones supported by the current OS.

          timedatectl list-timezones

      7. Select the target device from the Deploy device drop-down list.
      8. View and configure server disk and partition information in the Partition Settings area.
        NOTE:
        • To add a hard disk, click Add Hard Disk.
        • To delete a hard disk, click Delete Hard Disk.
        • To add a disk partition, click .
        • To delete a disk partition, click .
        • To set the file system for a disk partition, select an option from the File System drop-down list.
        • To set the size of a disk partition, enter the size in the Capacity text box or select Use available capacity.
    • VMware ESXi 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5
      1. Select VMware ESXi 5.0 or VMware ESXi 5.1/5.5/6.0/6.5 from the OS type drop-down list.
      2. Click next to Software. On the displayed page, select an OS installation program and click OK.
      3. If you select VMware ESXi 5.1/5.5/6.0/6.5, you need to enter the serial number for the OS installation program in the CD Key text box.
      4. Enter an OS administrator password in the Administrator password text box.
      5. Reenter the OS administrator password in the Confirm password text box.
      6. Select the target device from the Deploy device drop-down list.
    • Ubuntu
      1. Select Ubuntu from the OS type drop-down list.
      2. Click next to Software. On the displayed page, select an OS installation program and click OK.
      3. Enter an OS administrator password in the Administrator password text box.
      4. Reenter the OS administrator password in the Confirm password text box.
      5. Select the target device from the Deploy device drop-down list.

  5. Click OK.

    A success message is displayed.

  6. Click OK.
Follow-up Procedure

If a template is not required, select the template and click Delete on the Template Management page.

Creating a Network Template

You can customize a network template, which defines the IP addresses of management network ports on network elements (NEs).

Prerequisites
  • The servers have been powered on.
    NOTE:

    If newly delivered servers are used, you need to configure IP addresses for them. If Management network port in the network template is set to Manually set IP address, you need to configure the static IP address for the servers.

  • The servers have been added to eSight.
  • The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) service has been enabled for the eSight network port that communicates with the management network ports on the target servers if Management network port in the network template is set to Automatically obtain IP address. For details about how to enable the DHCP service, see Configuring the DHCP Service.
Procedure
  1. Open the template list page.

    1. On the menu bar, choose Resource > Server.

    2. In the navigation tree, choose Configuration&Deployment > Template Management.

  2. In the function pane, click Create Template.
  3. Select Network template from the Template type drop-down list.
  4. Set Management network port.

    • Click the Automatically obtain IP address option button.

      If you click Automatically obtain IP address, the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server automatically assigns static IP addresses to management network ports after the template is deployed on the NEs.

    Because the assigned IP addresses differ from the original IP addresses, the rack servers and high-density servers on the eSight are offline.

    • Click the Manually set IP address option button.

      If you click Manually set IP address, the NE IP addresses on the eSight change with the change in the management network port IP addresses of the NEs after the template is deployed on the NEs.

      If you click Manually set IP address, set Start IP address, End IP address, Subnet mask, and Default gateway.

      NOTE:
      • The value of Default gateway must be an IP address in the same network segment as the original default gateway.

        If you need to change the default gateway of an NE to an IP address that is not in the same network segment as the original default gateway, log in to the NE and change its default gateway.

      • Default gateway cannot be set for an E6000 server. If you set Default gateway for an E6000 server, the network template will fail to be deployed. After the network template on the eSight is deployed on the server, the server IP address and subnetwork mask are changed but the default gateway remains unchanged.

        If you need to change the default gateway for an E6000 server, log in to the server and change its default gateway.

    • Select Import IP in Batches.
      1. Download the IP address batch import template.
      2. Fill in the template based on instructions in the template.
        NOTE:

        In the template, SN indicates the serial number of the server whose IP address is to be changed. Set IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway to specify the new IP address information.

        After the Import IP in Batches task is executed, the IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway values will be changed to the specified values.

      3. Upload the template.

        After the template is successfully uploaded, the lower part of the page displays IP address information such as SN, IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway.

  5. Click OK.

    A success message is displayed.

  6. Click OK.
Follow-up Procedure

If a template is not required, select the template and click Delete on the Template Management page.

Creating a Power Template

You can customize a power template, which is used to power on, power off, or restart network elements (NEs).

Procedure
  1. Open the template list page.

    1. On the menu bar, choose Resource > Server.

    2. In the navigation tree, choose Configuration&Deployment > Template Management.

  2. In the function pane, click Create Template.
  3. Select Power template from the Template type drop-down list.
  4. Click the Power on, Power off, or Restart option button next to Power control.
  5. Click OK.

    A success message is displayed.

  6. Click OK.
Follow-up Procedure

If a template is not required, select the template and click Delete on the Template Management page.

Creating an iBMC Template

You can customize an iBMC template, which configures the baseboard management controller (iBMC) on a network element (NE).

Procedure
  1. Open the template list page.

    1. On the menu bar, choose Resource > Server.

    2. In the navigation tree, choose Configuration&Deployment > Template Management.

  2. In the function pane, click Create Template.
  3. Select iBMC template from the Template type drop-down list.
  4. Set System boot option.
  5. In the Service settings area, select NTP, DNS, LDAP, or Power Capping, and set the required parameters.

    NOTE:

    You can select all of the three services: NTP, DNS, LDAP, and Power Capping.

    • If you select NTP, set the parameters as follows:
      NOTE:
      • eSight does not support NTP configuration for versions earlier than iBMC 2.32.
      • eSight supports configurations of Min. NTP Time Sync Interval and Max. NTP Time Sync Interval only for iBMC 2.56 and later versions.
      1. Select Enabled or Disabled for NTP status.
      2. If you select Enabled, set NTP server source.
      3. Set Primary NTP server and Secondary NTP server.
      4. Set Min. NTP Time Sync Interval and Max. NTP Time Sync Interval.
    • If you select DNS, set the parameter as follows:

      Select Automatically obtain or Manually set for DNS obtain mode.

    • If you select LDAP, set the parameters as follows:
      1. Select Enabled or Disabled for LDAP status.
      2. If you select Enabled, set Domain controller address, User domain, and Role Group.
      NOTE:
      • Click in the Operation column to add a role group.
      • You can add a maximum of five role groups for each iBMC template.
    • Configure the power capping function.

      • Exercise caution when you set the power capping value. A small power capping value may affect system performance and business operation.
      • Services may be affected if you select The system will shut down automatically in 15 seconds after power capping fails. Select it only when necessary.
      1. Set Enable Power Capping to Enabled or Disabled to enable or disable the function.
      2. If Enable Power Capping is set to Enabled, you need to set The system will shut down automatically in 15 seconds after power capping fails, and Power Capping Value.
        • If The system will shut down automatically in 15 seconds after power capping fails is set to Enabled, the server will be automatically powered off 15 seconds after power capping fails.
        • The parameter Power Capping Value specifies the maximum power value for a server.

  6. Click OK.

    A success message is displayed.

  7. Click OK.
Follow-up Procedure

If a template is not required, select the template and click Delete on the Template Management page.

Creating an HBA Template

You can customize a host bus adapter (HBA) template, which configures HBAs to provide I/O processing and physical connections between servers and storage devices.

Prerequisites

In the eSight in-band networking scenario, the DHCP service has been enabled. For details, see Configuring the DHCP Service.

Procedure
  1. Open the template list page.

    1. On the menu bar, choose Resource > Server.

    2. In the navigation tree, choose Configuration&Deployment > Template Management.

  2. In the function pane, click Create Template.
  3. Select HBA template from the Template type drop-down list.
  4. Select an HBA model from the Model drop-down list.
  5. Select a slot number from the Slot drop-down list.
  6. Click Advanced below the target port, and set storage area network (SAN) properties.

    1. Select Enabled or Disabled for the SAN boot function.
    2. Set Target WWPN, Target LUN ID, and Priority if you enable the SAN boot function.

      If Model is set to QLE2560, QLE2562, QLE2670, QLE2672 or MZ221 for the HBA, you also need to set Target WWNN.

  7. Click OK.

    A success message is displayed.

  8. Click OK.
Follow-up Procedure

If a template is not required, select the template and click Delete on the Template Management page.

Creating a CNA Template

You can customize a converged network adapter (CNA) template, which configures CNAs to provide I/O processing and physical connections between servers and storage devices by using network ports.

Prerequisites
  • In the eSight in-band networking scenario, the DHCP service has been enabled. For details, see Configuring the DHCP Service.
  • The value of vlanId in the vlan.conf file must be the same as the VLAN ID for the network port for which the DHCP service is enabled.

    The vlan.conf file is in eSight/AppBase/lib/resources/network.

Procedure
  1. Open the template list page.

    1. On the menu bar, choose Resource > Server.

    2. In the navigation tree, choose Configuration&Deployment > Template Management.

  2. In the function pane, click Create Template.
  3. Select CNA template from the Template type drop-down list.
  4. Select a CNA model from the Model drop-down list.

    • Select OCE11102, MZ510, or MZ512.

      Set the slot number, controller, and controller port properties.

      NOTE:

      When configuring the CNA card that supports the iSCSI mode, it is recommended that the length of the Initiator Name parameter be less than 160 characters. Otherwise, data fails to be written on some cards at a probability.

    • Select MZ910.

      Set the slot number and port properties.

  5. Click OK.
Follow-up Procedure

If a template is not required, select the template and click Delete on the Template Management page.

Creating a Switch Board Template

You can customize a switch board template. The switch board template is used for configuring stacking, VLANs, and user-defined settings for a switch board.

Procedure
  1. Open the template list page.

    1. On the menu bar, choose Resource > Server.

    2. In the navigation tree, choose Configuration&Deployment > Template Management.

  2. In the function pane, click Create Template.
  3. Select Switch board template from the Template type drop-down list.
  4. Select a configuration type for the switch board from the Configuration Type drop-down list.

    • Choose Stack configuration.
      1. In the Function area, select Create or Delete.

        After the stacking configuration is deleted, change the IP addresses and Engine IDs of all switch boards based on the configuration plan.

        Ensure that each switch board has a unique IP address and Engine ID because eSight cannot collect the performance data if the IP address or Engine ID of a switch board conflicts with that of the other switch board.

        For methods about how to change the IP address and Engine ID of a switch board, see related product documents.

      2. Click OK.
    • Choose VLAN configuration.
      1. In the Function area, select Create or Delete.
      2. In the Command area, enter the corresponding command.
      3. Click OK.
    • Choose Custom configuration.
      1. In the Command area, enter the corresponding command.
      2. Click OK.

  5. When a success message is displayed, click OK.
Follow-up Procedure

If a template is not required, select the template and click Delete on the Template Management page.

Modifying a Template

You can modify a template.

Prerequisites

Templates have been created. For details, see Creating Templates.

Procedure
  1. Open the template list page.

    1. On the menu bar, choose Resource > Server.

    2. In the navigation tree, choose Configuration&Deployment > Template Management.

  2. On the template list page, locate the target template and click in the Operation column.
  3. On the displayed page, modify the parameters as required.
  4. Click OK.

    A success message is displayed.

  5. Click OK.

Importing or Exporting a Template

You can import a preconfigured template to the management system or export a template in the template list.

Procedure
  1. Open the template list page.

    1. On the menu bar, choose Resource > Server.

    2. In the navigation tree, choose Configuration&Deployment > Template Management.

  2. Import or export a template.

    • Import a template.
      1. On the template list page, click Import.
      2. In the displayed dialog box, click.
      3. In the displayed dialog box, select the template to be imported from a local directory, and click Open.
      4. Click Upload.

        A success message is displayed.

        NOTE:

        You can click Delete to delete the uploaded file.

      5. Click OK.
      6. Click OK.
    NOTE:
    • When importing an OS template, you need to click next to the template to select the required software source to avoid a software mismatch.
    • When importing an OS template, click next to the template and modify Administrator password. Otherwise, the template is unavailable.
    • Export a template.
      1. On the template list page, select the target template, and click Export.
        NOTE:
        • Only one template can be exported at a time.
        • The exported template is an *.xml file.
      2. In the displayed dialog box, click OK.
      3. In the displayed dialog box, click Save.
      4. Click OK.

Viewing Template Details

You can view details about templates.

Prerequisites

Templates have been created. For details, see Creating Templates.

Procedure
  1. Open the template list page.

    1. On the menu bar, choose Resource > Server.

    2. In the navigation tree, choose Configuration&Deployment > Template Management.

  2. In the template list on the right, view template information.
  3. View details about a template.

    1. In the Name column, click the name of a template.
    2. On the View Template Details page, view details about the template.
      NOTE:

      You can click Advanced to view advanced settings about the template.

    3. Click OK.

Deploying Templates

After creating a template, you can deploy it on specified devices. During the deployment, the management system automatically configures settings or performs operations defined in the template. You can deploy one template on multiple devices at a time.

Prerequisites
  • Templates have been created. For details, see Creating Templates.
  • If the networking modes configured in the BIOS, RAID, HBA, and CNA templates are in-band networking, the DHCP service is enabled on the Service Settings page in eSight, see Configuring the DHCP Service.
  • The ServiceCD software already exists.
  • When deploying an OS template for a V5 server, ensure that Boot Mode Configuration Over IPMI has been set to OFF under the Configuration > Boot Device menu of the iBMC.
Precautions

  • The current eSight version cannot deploy operating systems on E6000 servers.
  • Before deploying an operating system, ensure that the ServiceCD software already exists. If ServiceCD does not exist, perform the operations specified in 1.5.6.5 .
Procedure
  1. Open the template list page.

    1. On the menu bar, choose Resource > Server.

    2. In the navigation tree, choose Configuration&Deployment > Template Management.

  2. Deploy a template on specified devices.

    1. On the template list page, click next to the target template.
    2. In the function pane, select the target devices from the Available Device area.

      The target devices are moved to the Selected Device area.

      NOTE:

      When power templates are deployed, set Interval time and Priority for them. If the Interval time is set to 0, Priority is invalid and selected devices are deployed at the same time.

    3. Click Next and set Mode.
      • If you select Deploy now, the system deploys the template immediately.
      • If you select Policy deployment, the system will deploy the template at the specified time.

        If you select Policy deployment, you need to set Start time and Frequency.

    4. Click Next.

      All settings are displayed.

    5. Click Finish.

      A success message is displayed.

    6. Click OK.

      Being delivered to devices, templates can be managed on the task list.

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