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FusionStorage 8.0.0 Software Installation Guide 02

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Preparing Management VMs

Preparing Management VMs


  • Perform this operation only when a management node needs to be deployed in a virtual environment.
  • If management nodes and storage nodes are deployed together or management nodes are deployed on external physical servers, skip this section.
  • This section describes how to create a VM, install an operating system, configure a temporary IP address, and set the startup mode on a user's application server or an independent physical server so that the user can install management software and management network on DeviceManager Client for the management node in section Installing FusionStorage.


You have installed VMware vSphere ESXi.

You have installed vCenter.


  1. Log in to vCenter and upload the operating system package to the ESXi node.

    1. Click , and select the disk to be uploaded.
    2. To facilitate management, click to create a folder and click to upload the operating system software package to the new folder.

  2. Create a VM as the management node by referring to the official website, configure VM parameters, and install the operating system. Table 2-19 describes the management node requirements. Retain the default settings for other parameters.

    In Customized Hardware, pay attention to the following:

    • In Memory, select Reserved all client memory (All locked).
    • Select Datastore ISO File in New CD/DVD Drive, and select the operating system software package to be uploaded.
    Table 2-19 Management node requirements




    • The name can contain only digits, letters, and hyphens (-). The name must start with a letter and contains a maximum of 32 characters.
    • The node name must be unique and cannot be the same as the cluster name.

    Example: FSM01


    • 3 to 128 storage nodes: 100 GB
    • 129 to 256 storage nodes: 160 GB
    • 257 to 4096 storage nodes: 300 GB
    • Only local disks are supported.

    Operating system

    See Compatibility.




    See CPU.


    See Memory.

  3. Click to power on the management node and click to open the management node. Install the operating system by referring to the official website of each operating system. Table 2-20 describes the operating system partition requirements.

    Table 2-20 Partition requirements

    Mount Point


    Recommended Partition Size (GB)


    Indicates the system root directory.



    Indicates the memory swap partition.



    Indicates the kernel of the operating system and the file used in the boot process.



    This partition is required for the server that uses EFI BIOS.



    Indicates the directory used to store system programs.



    Indicates the directory used to store the third-party software.



    Indicates the directory used to store temporary files generated by users or running programs.



    Indicates the directory used to store changed data during system running.



    Indicates the log partition.



    Indicates the audit log partition.



    Indicates the crash log partition.



    Indicates a directory used to store the data of ZooKeeper.



    Indicates a directory used to store global distributed configuration data.



    Indicates another directory used to store global distributed configuration data.



    Indicates the dedicated partition for the CCDB and ZooKeeper acceleration.



    Indicates the partition with power failure protection capabilities.



    /boot and /boot/efi must use independent partitions, and other partitions must use LVM logical partitions.

  4. Configure a temporary IP address and a default route for the management node.

    1. Log in to the management node as user root. The default password is Huawei@123.
    2. Run the following command to configure a temporary IP address and a default route. Later, the IP address can be used to access DeviceManager Client where the management network can be configured.
      • Ifconfig Management plane NIC Temporary IPv4 address/Subnet mask bits up, for example, ifconfig eth0 up.
      • route add default gw Default gateway, for example, route add default gw

  5. Create another management node if the primary/secondary mode is used.

    1. Clone a management node on another server or the current server. For details about how to clone a management node, see the official website document.
    2. Configure the management IP address and default route for the management node. For details, see 4.

  6. Perform this operation if the management node needs to use a third-party backup server.

    1. Copy the lftp-version.rpm file in the lftp directory of the FusionStorage_Tools_version.tar.gz software package to the home directory of the management node. For details, see Uploading Files to a Node Using FileZilla.
    2. Log in to the management node using the management IP address as user root. For details, see Logging In to the Server Using PuTTY (Network Port Mode).
    3. Run the rpm -ivh lftp-version.rpm command to install the LFTP software.

      LFTP software package: You can enter the first several characters of the package name, for example, lftp, and press Tab to associate the complete package name.

    4. If the primary/secondary mode is used, repeat the preceding steps to install the LFTP software on the other management node.

  7. Set the startup sequence of the management node.

    1. Log in to vCenter.
    2. Select an ESXi host and choose Configure > Virtual Machines > VM Startup/Shutdown.
    3. Click Edit. In the dialog box that is displayed, select Automatically start and stop the virtual machines with the system.
    4. Select a VM and click the up or down arrow key to move the VM to the Automatic Startup area. Set Startup Delay to 0.

Updated: 2019-07-12

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