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Smart Provisioning User Guide 09

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Installing an RHEL/CentOS OS

Installing an RHEL/CentOS OS

Installing an RHEL/CentOS OS in Default Mode

Install an RHEL/CentOS OS on a server by using Smart Provisioning in default mode. In the following operations, RHEL 7.3 and the BIOS UEFI ode are used as an example.

  1. Log in to Smart Provisioning. For details, see Logging In to Smart Provisioning.

    The Smart Provisioning main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-69.

    Figure 9-69 Smart Provisioning main window

  2. In the Smart Provisioning main window, click Deploy OS.

    The OS deployment main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-70.

    Figure 9-70 OS deployment main window

  3. Select Recommended Mode and the OS version to be installed, and click Next.

    NOTE:

    The selected OS version must be the same as that in the installation DVD or ISO image file.

    If the versions are inconsistent, check whether the Smart Provisioning version supports the installation of the current OS. If not, upgrade Smart Provisioning to the version that supports the OS. For details about the OSs that can be installed using Smart Provisioning, see Overview.

    • Smart Provisioning of V110 or later checks the firmware version compatibility. If the firmware version is matched, the page shown in Figure 9-72 is displayed. If the firmware version is not matched, the dialog box shown in Figure 9-71 is displayed.
      Figure 9-71 Dialog box
      • If the current firmware version is earlier than the target version, you are advised to upgrade the firmware to the target version.
      • If the current firmware version is later than the target version, perform the following steps:
        1. Upgrade Smart Provisioning to the latest version by referring to Upgrading Smart Provisioning. If the problem persists after the upgrade, go to 3.b.
        2. Find the driver mapping table corresponding to the driver package of the latest version of the OS to be installed at Support-E, as shown in Figure 9-72. Find the tab of the current OS in the driver mapping table, and find the firmware displayed in Figure 9-71 in the Chip column. The firmware version displayed in the FW Version column is the firmware version that matches the driver of the latest version of the current OS.
          • If the firmware version displayed in the FW Version column is earlier than the current firmware version, downgrade the firmware to the target version shown in Figure 9-71.
          • If the firmware version displayed in the FW Version column is later than or equal to the current firmware version, you are advised to upgrade the driver to the latest version after installing the OS.
          Figure 9-72 Driver mapping table
    • The Select Disk window is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-73.
      Figure 9-73 Select Disk

  4. In the Adapter information area, select the RAID controller to which the hard disk for installing the OS belongs.
  5. In the Disk information area, select the hard disk where the OS is to be installed.

    NOTE:
    • During the installation process, Smart Provisioning sets the selected hard disk to the boot disk.
    • In this window, you can select the automatic partitioning mode (Automatically configure partitioning, which is recommended) or the manual partitioning mode (I will configure partitioning). If you select the automatic partitioning mode, the system creates partitions automatically. If you select the manual partitioning mode, the window shown in Figure 9-74 is displayed, and you can change the sizes of the / and swap partitions or create other partitions.
    • All hard disk partitions must be on the same hard disk or RAID array managed by the same RAID controller.
      Figure 9-74 Manual partitioning

  6. Click Next.

    The window for setting the password of user root, language, keyboard, and time zone is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-75.

    Figure 9-75 Setting the password of user root, language, keyboard, and time zone
    NOTE:
    • Parameters marked with * are mandatory.
    • The password must contain at least six characters.
    • The password cannot contain spaces and #$.

  7. Set the password of user root, language, keyboard, and time zone, and click Next.

    The window shown in Figure 9-76 is displayed, indicating that the OS version does not support the installation of third-party software.
    Figure 9-76 Window

  8. Click Next.

    The configuration summary window is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-77.

    Figure 9-77 Viewing the configuration summary

  9. Confirm that the information is correct and click Next.

    The window prompting you to insert the OS medium is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-78.

    Figure 9-78 Window prompting you to insert the OS medium

  10. Insert the OS medium.

    1. Select the medium of the OS to be installed.
      • If you use the OS DVD, insert the DVD of the OS to be installed into the DVD drive.
      • If you use the OS image file, perform 10.b to 10.f.
    2. Click on the toolbar of the Remote Virtual Console.

      The virtual DVD drive dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-79.

      Figure 9-79 Virtual DVD drive
    3. Select Image File.
    4. Click Browse.

      The Open dialog box is displayed.

    5. Select the ISO image file of the OS to be installed, and click Open.
    6. In the virtual DVD drive dialog box, click Connect.

      When Connect changes to Disconnect, the ISO image file of the OS is successfully loaded.

  11. Click Next.

    The OS installation starts, as shown in Figure 9-80.

    Figure 9-80 Starting the installation

    After the OS installation starts, the server restarts automatically. After the server restart is complete, the window shown in Figure 9-81 is displayed.

    Figure 9-81 INSTALLATION SUMMARY

    After about 2 minutes, the OS installation is performed automatically, as shown in Figure 9-82.

    Figure 9-82 Installing the OS
    NOTE:

    During RHEL/CentOS installaion, if an OS of the same type has been installed, a prompt will be displayed. You need to confirm the prompt information manually.

    After the OS is installed, the server automatically restarts. After the restart is complete, the server automatically enters the OS.

Installing an RHEL/CentOS OS in Customized Mode

Install an RHEL/CentOS OS on a server by using Smart Provisioning in customized mode. In the following operations, RHEL 7.3 and the BIOS UEFI mode are used as an example.

  1. Log in to Smart Provisioning. For details, see Logging In to Smart Provisioning.

    The Smart Provisioning main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-83.

    Figure 9-83 Smart Provisioning main window

  2. In the Smart Provisioning main window, click Deploy OS.

    The Select OS window is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-84.

    Figure 9-84 Select OS

  3. Select Customized Mode and the OS version to be installed, and click Next.

    NOTE:

    The selected OS version must be the same as that in the installation DVD or ISO image file.

    If the versions are inconsistent, check whether the Smart Provisioning version supports the installation of the current OS. If not, upgrade Smart Provisioning to the version that supports the OS. For details about the OSs that can be installed using Smart Provisioning, see Overview.

    • Smart Provisioning of V110 or later checks the firmware version compatibility. If the firmware version is matched, the page shown in Figure 9-87 is displayed. If the firmware version is not matched, the dialog box shown in Figure 9-85 is displayed.
      Figure 9-85 Dialog box
      • If the current firmware version is earlier than the target version, you are advised to upgrade the firmware to the target version.
      • If the current firmware version is later than the target version, perform the following steps:
        1. Upgrade Smart Provisioning to the latest version by referring to Upgrading Smart Provisioning. If the problem persists after the upgrade, go to 3.b.
        2. Find the driver mapping table corresponding to the driver package of the latest version of the OS to be installed at Support-E, as shown in Figure 9-86. Find the tab of the current OS in the driver mapping table, and find the firmware displayed in Figure 9-85 in the Chip column. The firmware version displayed in the FW Version column is the firmware version that matches the driver of the latest version of the current OS.
          • If the firmware version displayed in the FW Version column is earlier than the current firmware version, downgrade the firmware to the target version shown in Figure 9-85.
          • If the firmware version displayed in the FW Version column is later than or equal to the current firmware version, you are advised to upgrade the driver to the latest version after installing the OS.
          Figure 9-86 Driver mapping table
    • The Select Disk window is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-87.
      Figure 9-87 Select Disk

  4. In the Adapter information area, select the RAID controller to which the hard disk for installing the OS belongs.
  5. In the Disk information area, select the hard disk where the OS is to be installed.

    NOTE:
    • During the installation process, Smart Provisioning sets the selected hard disk to the boot disk.
    • After an installation hard disk is selected, record the value of WWID. This value will be used in 16.

  6. Click Next.

    The configuration summary window is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-88.

    Figure 9-88 Viewing the configuration summary

  7. Confirm that the information is correct and click Next.

    The window prompting you to insert the OS medium is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-89.

    Figure 9-89 Window prompting you to insert the OS medium

  8. Insert the OS medium.

    1. Select the medium of the OS to be installed.
      • If you use the OS DVD, insert the DVD of the OS to be installed into the DVD drive.
      • If you use the OS image file, perform 8.b to 8.f.
    2. Click on the toolbar of the Remote Virtual Console.

      The virtual DVD drive dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-90.

      Figure 9-90 Virtual DVD drive
    3. Select Image File.
    4. Click Browse.

      The Open dialog box is displayed.

    5. Select the ISO image file of the OS to be installed, and click Open.
    6. In the virtual DVD drive dialog box, click Connect.

      When Connect changes to Disconnect, the ISO image file of the OS is successfully loaded.

  9. Click Next.

    The OS installation starts, as shown in Figure 9-91.

    Figure 9-91 Starting the installation

    After the OS installation starts, the server restarts automatically. After the server restart is complete, the window shown in Figure 9-92 is displayed.

    Figure 9-92 Selecting an installation language

  10. Select an installation language and click Continue.

    The INSTALLATION SUMMARY window is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-93.

    Figure 9-93 INSTALLATION SUMMARY

  11. Click DATE & TIME.

    The window for setting the date and time zone is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-94.

    Figure 9-94 Setting the date and time zone

  12. Set the date and time zone, and click Done.

    The INSTALLATION SUMMARY window is displayed.

  13. Click KEYBOARD.

    The window for setting the keyboard is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-95.

    Figure 9-95 Setting the keyboard

  14. Set the keyboard, and click Done.

    The INSTALLATION SUMMARY window is displayed.

  15. Click INSTALLATION DESTINATION.

    The hard disk selection window is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-96.

    Figure 9-96 Selecting a hard disk

  16. Choose Other Storage Options > Local Standard Disks, select the hard disk selected in 6 and deselect other hard disks.

    Move the cursor to the icon, name, or drive letter of the hard disk to view the hard disk ID, as shown in Figure 9-97. The ID must be the same as the character after scsi-3 in the value of WWID of the hard disk selected in 6.

    Figure 9-97 Hard disk ID

  17. Choose Device Selection > Partitioning, and select a partition mode. Automatic partitioning and cutomized partitioning are supported.

    • To use the automatic partitioning mode. select Automatically configure partitioning.
    • To use the customized partitioning mode, select I will configure partitioning and click Done. The window shown in Figure 9-98 is displayed.
      Figure 9-98 Customized partitioning

      You can click to create partitions. At least four partitions are required, including /boot/efi, /boot, swap, and /. You can also click Click here to create them autometically to automatically create partitions, as shown in Figure 9-99.

      Figure 9-99 Creating partitions

  18. Click Done.

    The INSTALLATION SUMMARY window is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-100.

    Figure 9-100 INSTALLATION SUMMARY

  19. Click Begin Installation.

    The OS installation starts, as shown in Figure 9-101.

    Figure 9-101 Starting the OS installation

  20. Click ROOT PASSWORD.

    The window for setting the password of user root is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-102.

    Figure 9-102 Setting the password of user root
    NOTE:
    • The password must contain at least six characters.
    • The password cannot contain spaces and #$.

  21. Set the password of user root, and click Done.

    The OS installation window is displayed. After the installation is complete, the window shown in Figure 9-103 is displayed.

    Figure 9-103 Installation completed

    After the OS is installed, the server automatically restarts. After the restart is complete, the server automatically enters the OS.

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