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eSight V300R009C00 Operation Guide 09

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Overview

Overview

When you need to deliver tasks to network elements (NEs) on the network in batches, you can create and deploy templates. You can manage tasks delivered in batches, and set the deployment time and frequency for each task. You can also upload the software used in templates to the management system for maintenance.

Configuration management applies to the following Huawei servers:

  • Rack servers
  • Blade servers
  • High-density servers

Networking Requirements

Batch server configuration and deployment require networks that meet the requirements listed in the following table.

Table 9-19 Network requirements

Template Type

Networking Mode

IP Address Type

Remarks

BIOS, RAID, HBA, CNA

In-band

eSight server communicate with the service IP address of the servers.

Servers need to invoke DHCP clients to obtain the eSight service IP address.

Fully out-of-band

eSight server communicate with the management IP address of the servers.

Servers use the eSight server management IP address to connect to eSight.

OS, network, power-on/power-off, iBMC, switch module

Out-of-band

eSight server communicate with the management IP address of the servers.

Servers use the eSight server management IP address to connect to eSight.

  • In-band

    In-band batch deployment is to deploy servers in batches using the small operating system automatically mounted by eSight.

    In in-band batch deployment, eSight automatically mounts a small operating system to the virtual DVD-ROM drive of a device. When the device boots from the operating system, the operating system invokes a DHCP client to obtain the eSight service IP address. Then the device uses the obtained IP address to communicate with eSight for device configuration. When invoking a DHCP client to obtain the eSight service IP address, the device can obtain the IP address from the default subnet or a specified subnet. If the subnet from which the device obtains the eSight service IP address through a DHCP client does not contain a DHCP server, and eSight resides on the subnet, you can enable the DHCP service on the Service Settings page of eSight. For details about enabling the DHCP service, see Configuring the DHCP Service. To obtain the eSight service IP address from a subnet, perform the following procedure:

    1. Log in to the eSight server.
      NOTE:

      If eSight runs in active/standby mode, perform the procedure on both the active and standby nodes.

      • Windows

        Log in to the eSight server as the administrator user.

      • Linux

        Log in to the eSight server as the ossuser user.

    2. Open the vlan.conf file in eSight installation directory\AppBase\lib\resources\network.
    3. Change the values of VlanId and cfgVlanId according to the live network environment.

      The VlanId parameter applies to stateless computing.

      The cfgVlanId parameter applies to configuration deployment and firmware upgrade.

      NOTE:

      The value ranges of the VlanId and cfgVlanId parameters are [2, 4094].

  • Fully out-of-band

    Fully out-of-band batch deployment is to deploy servers in batches using the small operating system automatically mounted by eSight.

    In fully out-of-band batch deployment, eSight automatically mounts a small operating system to the virtual DVD-ROM drive of a device. When the device boots from the operating system, eSight sends iBMC instructions to the device for device configuration.

    NOTE:
    • The device's IP address must be reachable for it to connect to eSight.
    • The user must have permission on the IPMI for a device to connect to eSight.
    • The version of the iBMC must be 2.42 or later.
  • Out-of-band

    Out-of-band batch deployment is to deploy servers in batch using the iBMC.

    In out-of-band batch deployment, eSight sends iBMC instructions to devices for device configuration.

Northbound and Southbound Network Isolation Restrictions

Northbound and southbound network isolation does not apply to scenarios where eSight involves multiple subnets.

Northbound and southbound network isolation is to isolate the southbound and northbound IP addresses of eSight from each other. The northbound IP address is used to log in to eSight. The southbound IP address is used for eSight to communicate with servers.

  • Non-isolation scenario:

    Multiple NICs on the eSight server can communicate with servers properly.

    Support the in-band, out-of-band, and fully out-of-band networking modes.

  • Isolation scenario:

    Only one NIC on the eSight server can communicate with servers properly.

    • The IP addresses of the server device management plane and server service plane are in the same network segment.

      Support the in-band, out-of-band, and fully out-of-band networking modes.

    • The IP addresses of the server device management plane and server service plane are in different network segments.

      Support only the out-of-band and fully out-of-band networking modes.

Mechanism for the Daylight Saving Time

For a configuration and deployment task that is executed periodically (for example, at 03:30 every day):

  • When the daylight saving time starts (that is, 23 hours for that day): According to the schedule, if the task should be executed within the hour that disappears, it will be executed one hour in advance (at 02:30).
  • When the daylight saving time ends (that is, 25 hours for that day): According to the schedule, if the task should be executed within the hour that is repetitive, it will be executed after the daylight saving time ends (at 03:30 after the daylight saving time ends.)
NOTE:

The change when the daylight saving time starts is not necessarily 1 hour. The change of 30 minutes is also possible.

Network Port Configuration Requirements

If the network port bound during eSight installation differs from the service network port of the eSight server, choose Tools > Multi-subnetwork Management Tool on the eSight Console to complete the configuration.

NOTE:
  • Windows: Log in to the eSight server as the Administrator user. Choose Tools > Multi-subnetwork Management Tool on the eSight Console to complete the configuration.
  • Linux: Log in to the eSight server as the ossuser user and run the following command to start the Multi-subnetwork Management Tool to complete the configuration:

    > export DISPLAY=Client IP address:0.0

    > cd eSight installation directory/mttools/tools

    > ./multi-subnetwork.sh

ServiceCD Requirements

Before you enable operating system configuration and deployment for the first time after eSight installation, you need to download and rename the ServiceCD ISO file, and copy it to a specified directory by performing the following steps:

  1. Log in to http://support.huawei.com/enterprise and download the SoftwareCD software.
    NOTE:
    • For V2 and V3 servers, the ServiceCD file that supports iBMA integration is FusionServer Tools-ServiceCD2.0-V131.zip or later, and the integrated iBMA version is V1.30 or later.
    • For V5 servers, the ServiceCD file that supports iBMA integration isFusionServer Tools-ServiceCD2.0-V131.zip or later but earlier than FusionServer Tools-ServiceCD2.0-V137.zip, and the integrated iBMA version is V1.30 or later.
  2. Decompress the downloaded software package.
  3. Change the name of the .iso file to FusionServer Tools-ServiceCD2.0-V110.iso.
  4. Copy FusionServer Tools-ServiceCD2.0-V110.iso to eSight installation directory\AppBase\var\iemp\data\ftp\.

Managing Templates

The template management module allows you to create and deploy the following types of installation and configuration tasks:

  • Basic input/output system (BIOS) configuration

    This type of task changes the operating system boot option in the BIOS of each specified NE.

  • Redundant array of independent disks (RAID) configuration

    This type of task sets a RAID level for hard disks.

  • Operating system installation

    This type of task uses operating system files in the management system to install operating systems on specified NEs, including setting administrator passwords and creating disk partitions. operating system types that can be configured and deployed to NEs include:

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP1 x64
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2 x64
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP3 x64
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP4 x64
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 x64
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP1 x64
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP2 x64
    • Red Hat Linux Enterprise 6.1 x64
    • Red Hat Linux Enterprise 6.2 x64
    • Red Hat Linux Enterprise 6.3 x64
    • Red Hat Linux Enterprise 6.4 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 7.0 x64
    • Red Hat Linux Enterprise 7.1 x64
    • Red Hat Linux Enterprise 7.2 x64
    • Red Hat Linux Enterprise 7.3 x64
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise x64
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Enterprise x64
    • Windows Server 2012 Standard x64
    • Windows Server 2012 DataCenter x64
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard x64
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter x64
    • Windows Server 2016 Standard x64
    • Windows Server 2016 DataCenter x64
    • CentOS 6.2 x64
    • CentOS 6.3 x64
    • CentOS 6.4 x64
    • CentOS 6.5 x64
    • CentOS 6.6 x64
    • CentOS 6.7 x64
    • CentOS 6.9 x64
    • CentOS 7.0 x64
    • CentOS 7.1 x64
    • CentOS 7.2 x64
    • CentOS 7.3 x64
    • VMware ESXi 5.0
    • VMware ESXi 5.1
    • VMware ESXi 5.5
    • VMware ESXi 6.0
    • VMware ESXi 6.5
    • Ubuntu Linux Enterprise 14.04 x64
    • Ubuntu Linux Enterprise 14.10 x64
    • Ubuntu Linux Enterprise 16.04 x64
  • Network configuration

    This type of task changes the IP addresses of management network ports.

  • Power control

    This type of task powers on, powers off, or restarts NEs.

  • iBMC configuration

    This type of task configures the iBMC on an NE.

  • Host bus adapter (HBA) configuration

    This type of task configures HBAs, which provide I/O processing and physical connections between servers and storage devices.

  • Converged network adapter (CNA) configuration

    This type of task configures CNAs, which use network ports to provide I/O processing and physical connections between servers and storage devices.

Managing Tasks

The task management module allows you to manage tasks deployed on NEs as follows:

  • View task details.

    Task details include the NEs on which the tasks have been deployed, task types, and task deployment modes.

  • Create, resume, suspend, stop, or delete tasks.
  • Change task deployment modes.

    You can set the task deployment time and frequency.

Managing Software Sources

The software source management module allows you to upload software required for deploying tasks to the management system.

The management system allows you to upload the *.iso files.

Overview

Quick Start under Process Guide allows you to complete common operations related to configuration and deployment by following a predefined process. The common operations include configuring the DHCP service, uploading software sources, creating a template, deploying a template, and viewing the deployment result.

Configuring the DHCP Service

To configure inband BIOS or RAID controller cards using eSight, enable the DHCP service in the eSight network environment.

Uploading Software Sources

When installing applications or deploying an operating system using the configuration and deployment function, you need to upload corresponding source files. For details, see the online help.

Creating a Template

Create a template based on the site requirements. The template can be deployed on a single or multiple target devices.

Deploying a Template

  • To deploy only one template on a target device or target devices, click in the operation column in the template list.
  • Click Creating a Task to deploy multiple templates on a target device or target devices.
  • To deploy multiple devices, select these devices simultaneously.
  • You can set the template deployment mode. If you select Deploy now, the system will be deployed immediately. If you select Policy deployment, the system will be deployed at a specified time.

Viewing the Deployment Result

After a configuration deployment task is created, the system will return to the Task Management page, on which you can view the task result. In addition, you can manage the task on this page, such as view, modify, delete, suspend, and stop the task.

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Updated: 2019-05-17

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