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FusionStorage V100R006C20 Block Storage Service Software Installation Guide 07

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Installing the Red Hat Linux OS

Installing the Red Hat Linux OS

Prerequisites

Conditions

  • The local PC can communicate with the planned management plane and the server BMC plane. It is recommended that the local PC and the server to be installed are connected to the same switch, and their IP addresses belong to the same management plane network segment.
  • You have obtained the BMC IP address, username, and password for logging in to the BMC system of the server.
  • You have obtained the password for logging in to the server basic input/output system (BIOS) if the password has been configured.
  • The operating system disks of the server have been grouped as RAID 1.
  • The firewall on the local PC has been disabled.

Data

  • Server name
  • Password of user root for the server
  • Management plane IP address of the server

Software

OS image file of the server

Procedure

    Log in to the BMC system.

    • You need to select three, five, or seven servers to form the control cluster and create metadata partitions on these servers. The following operations use OS installation on a server in the control cluster as an example. When you install OSs for servers in other clusters, do not create metadata partitions.
    • The OS time on each server must be the same as the local time.
    • The following describes how to mount an image file to a Huawei V5 series rack server using the remote control function of the baseboard management controller (BMC) system.
    • The following operations use Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 OS as an example to describe the OS installation process and can be used as reference for installing Oracle Linux or other Red Hat OSs.

    1. Open the browser on the local PC, enter the following address in the address box, and press Enter:

      http://BMC IP address of the server to be installed

    2. Log in to the server BMC system as instructed.

      The default username and password for logging in to the server BMC system is root and Huawei12#$, respectively.

    3. Click Remote Control.

      For some Huawei servers, you must choose Remote Virtual Console (shared mode) on the Remote Control page to open the remote control window.

    4. Click on the toolbar.
    5. Select Image File in the area for mounting an image and click Browse.

      A dialog box is displayed.

    6. Select the image file for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 OS and click Open.
    7. Click Connect in the area for mounting an image.

      The image is mounted to the server if Connect changes to Disconnect.

    8. On the toolbar in the upper part of the window, click , select Restart, and click Yes in the dialog box that is displayed.

      The system starts to restart the server.

    9. During the restart, press F11 repeatedly until the screen for selecting a boot device is displayed. Then set the boot device to DVD-ROM VM 1.1.0. Figure 8-3 shows the page for selecting a boot device.

      The OS installation page is displayed.

      Figure 8-3  Boot Manager

    Install the OS.

    1. On the OS installation page, select Install or upgrade an existing system and enter Enter.

      The Disc Found page is displayed, as shown in Figure 8-4.

      Figure 8-4  Disc Found

    2. On the Disc Found page, use the tab key to move the cursor to Skip and press Enter.

      The system starts to install the OS without checking the media.

    3. Click Next.

      The page for selecting a desired language is displayed.

    4. Select English and click Next.

      The page for selecting a keyboard layout is displayed.

    5. Keep the default value U.S.English and click Next.

      The page for selecting a storage device is displayed, as shown in Figure 8-5.

      Figure 8-5  Selecting a storage device

    6. Keep the default value Basic Storage Devices and click Next.

      The Storage Device Warning page is displayed, as shown in Figure 8-6.

      Figure 8-6  Storage Device Warning

    7. Click Yes, discard any data.

      The page for naming the server is displayed.

    8. Enter the server name in Hostname and click Next.

      The host name of each node in one cluster cannot be the same.

    9. Select a region and a time zone as required, select System clock uses UTC, and click Next.

      The page for setting the password of user root is displayed.

    10. Enter the password of user root and the confirm password and click Next.

      The page for selecting an installation type is displayed, as shown in Figure 8-7.

      Figure 8-7  Selecting an installation type

    11. Select Create Custom Layout and click Next.

      The disk partition page is displayed. Table 8-6 lists the space requirements for system partitions. If your system disk space is sufficient, you are advised to properly expand the size of each partition based on the actual condition.

      Table 8-6  Server partitioning
      Mount Point

      Description

      Minimum Partition Size (MB) Recommended Partition Size (MB)
      / System root directory 20480 20480
      swap Swap partition 20480 20480
      /boot

      Kernel of the operating system and the file used in the boot process

      300 300
      /usr System program directory 5120 20480
      /opt Third-party software directory 5120 40960
      /tmp Directory for saving temporary files generated by users or during program running 5120 40960
      /var Directory for saving changed data during system running 5120 5120
      /var/log Log partition
      NOTICE:

      Do not save other files in this partition. Otherwise, log space will be occupied, resulting in failure to save new logs and affecting fault location.

      5120 61440

    12. Select sda (dev/sda) and click Delete.
    13. Click Delete in the displayed dialog box.

      The existing partitions on the sda disk are deleted.

    14. Click Create.

      The Create Storage page is displayed, as shown in Figure 8-8.

      Figure 8-8  Create Storage

    15. Select Standard Partition and click Create.

      The Add Partition page is displayed, as shown in Figure 8-9.

      Figure 8-9  Add Partition

    16. Keep the default values for other parameters based on Table 8-6 as prompted to create partitions.
    17. Click Next.

      The Writing storage configuration to disk page is displayed, as shown in Figure 8-10.

      Figure 8-10  Writing storage configuration to disk

    18. Click Write changes to disk on the Writing storage configuration to disk page.

      The page for selecting a boot loader is displayed, as shown in Figure 8-11.

      Figure 8-11  Selecting a boot loader

    19. Keep Install boot loader on Default device selected and click Next.

      The page for selecting the installation location is displayed, as shown in Figure 8-12.

      Figure 8-12  Selecting the installation location

    20. Select Basic Server and Customize now and click Next.

      The page for selecting system services is displayed.

    21. Select Base System and deselect Java Platform.

      Figure 8-13 shows the metadata partition mounting result.

      Figure 8-13  Base System

      NOTE:
      Configure other options in Basic Server as required.

    22. Click Next.

      The OS installation starts. The installation takes about 25 minutes. The server restarts during the installation. After the server successfully restarts, log in to it again and configure the OS as prompted.

    23. Install the OS for all other servers. For details, see 1 to 31.
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