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  • Page 1 HPE Converged Architecture 700 with Nimble Storage Deployment Guide...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Executive Summary..................8 Solution Overview..........................8 Target Audience...........................8 Business Need.............................9 Terms and Abbreviations........................9 System Setup.....................11 Validated Software and Firmware Levels...................12 HPE Service Pack for ProLiant....................13 Nimble Storage Software......................13 HPE Infrastructure Firmware....................13 HPE Infrastructure Software....................14 VMware Infrastructure Software....................14 Resources for Physical Deployment....................15 Compute Physical Deployment....................15 Network Physical Deployment....................15 Cabling for Networking, Storage, and Power..........16...
  • Page 3 HPE OneView for vCenter Plugin Administrator Console............25 Nimble Storage Array CLI......................25 Nimble Storage Administrator Console...................25 HPE Insight Control Server Provisioning Web Administration Page........25 Configuring the Ethernet Network............26 Set Up IRF Configuration........................26 Configure Multi-Active Detection and Remote Access to the Switch..........28 Configure IRF Priority........................29 Convert the Chassis Working Mode....................29 Configure NTP...........................30...
  • Page 4 Rename the Local Datastore....................50 Set Date and Time and Configure NTP...................50 Deploying the VMware vCenter Management Appliance..............50 Prepare for the VMware vCenter Server Appliance Installer...........50 Install the Platform Services Controller...................50 Install VMware vCenter Management Appliance..............52 Create vCenter Data Center and Management Cluster............53 Add Hosts to Management Cluster..................53 Configure vCenter Power Management .................53 Building the Management VM......................54...
  • Page 5 Perform the Initial Configuration of the HPE OneView VM............67 Apply Patches to the HPE OneView VM.................68 Complete the HPE OneView Configuration from the Web UI..........68 Upload the HPE Service Pack for ProLiant................69 Add HPE OneView Licenses to the HPE OneView Appliance..........69 Import the DL Management Servers..................70 Create Networks........................70 Create Network Sets.......................71...
  • Page 6 Create and Configure the vFC Interfaces for the Compute Hosts...........95 Create Datastores for the Compute Cluster................96 Appendixes....................97 Appendix A: Configuration Worksheet....................97 Appendix B: ESXi 6.5 Kickstart File for Grow Cluster..............105 Appendix C: Factory Resetting a Blade to Prepare for a New OV4VC Build or After a Failed Deployment on a Blade.......................106 Remove Server Entry from ICsp...................106 Remove Profile from OneView....................107...
  • Page 7: Legal Notices

    Documentation Feedback Legal Notices Legal Notices Copyright 2010-2017 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP. All rights reserved worldwide. No part of this document may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by electronic, mechanical, recording, photocopy, scanning or other means without prior written permission from Nimble Storage, Inc.
  • Page 8: Executive Summary

    HPE. Solution Overview The HPE Converged Architecture 700 with Nimble Storage can be thought of as a solution template whose components have been prevalidated together. The template indicates which families of hardware and software to deploy and how to connect and configure them.
  • Page 9: Business Need

    Terms and Abbreviations The following terms and abbreviations appear frequently in this deployment guide. You can use the definitions in this list as a quick reference for how the terms apply to the HPE Converged Architecture 700 with Nimble Storage.
  • Page 10 Documentation Feedback Terms and Abbreviations HPE ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU) A utility that has a menu-driven interface and a BIOS serial CLI that allow users to perform configuration activities on the server. HPE Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) A consolidated set of solution-tested HPE ProLiant system software (firmware, drivers, agents, and utilities) that is available as a single download from an easy-to-use website.
  • Page 11: System Setup

    Documentation Feedback System Setup System Setup To deploy the HPE Converged Architecture 700 with Nimble Storage solution, you must complete the following tasks: • Lay out the physical infrastructure. • Complete the configuration worksheet. • Configure the network. • Configure the HPE compute infrastructure.
  • Page 12: Validated Software And Firmware Levels

    Figure 1: Configuration tested and verified by HPE and Nimble Storage Validated Software and Firmware Levels The HPE Converged Architecture 700 with Nimble Storage solution was thoroughly tested to validate the design and the interoperability of the components. The precise software and firmware versions that were tested in the lab are presented in the sections that follow.
  • Page 13: Hpe Service Pack For Proliant

    Documentation Feedback HPE Service Pack for ProLiant HPE Service Pack for ProLiant The following table lists the HPE Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) firmware versions for the infrastructure components that were verified for the solution. Access to the SPP requires validation from the HPE Support Center.
  • Page 14: Hpe Infrastructure Software

    Documentation Feedback HPE Infrastructure Software Table 3: HPE infrastructure firmware Component Verified Version HPE Intelligent Provisioning 2.50 HPE FF 5940-4Slot 7.1.070, Release 2606 HPE metered and switched power distribution unit 2.00.0038 HPE Infrastructure Software The following table lists the HPE infrastructure software components and versions that were verified for the solution.
  • Page 15: Resources For Physical Deployment

    Documentation Feedback Resources for Physical Deployment for these key controllers to be integrated with the base image. You will not be prompted to install key drivers during the installation process for ESXi. For more information about the HPE customized image, see Getting Started with HPE Customized Images in the Software Delivery Repository - vibsdepot (aka HPE Online Depot) site.
  • Page 16: Cabling For Networking, Storage, And Power

    Documentation Feedback Cabling for Networking, Storage, and Power Cabling for Networking, Storage, and Power Network Cabling The following diagram shows the SAN connections for the HPE Converged Architecture 700 with Nimble Storage solution. Figure 2: Cabling overview: SAN connections ©...
  • Page 17 Documentation Feedback Network Cabling Detailed cabling information for each connection is provided in the following table. Table 6: SAN connections with the HPE FF 5940-4Slot switch and the Nimble Storage array Switch Port Device Port Cabling Code HPE FF 5940-4Slot-1 1/1/1 HPE BladeSystem c7000 enclosure Interconnect 1 Q1...
  • Page 18: Power Cabling

    Documentation Feedback Power Cabling Figure 3: Cabling overview: 1 GbE connections for management Power Cabling The following diagram shows the power connections for the HPE Converged Architecture 700 with Nimble Storage solution. © Copyright 2017 by Nimble Storage, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • Page 19 Documentation Feedback Power Cabling Figure 4: Power cabling overview Detailed information for each power connection is provided in the following table. © Copyright 2017 by Nimble Storage, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • Page 20 Documentation Feedback Power Cabling Table 7: Power configuration with HPE switching and 4 x HPE 4.9kVA 208 Volt L6-30 input (20xC13/4xC19) NA/JP managed PDU (H8B50A) Device Port Port Cabling Code HPE FF 5940-4Slot-1 PS 1 Side A PDU 1 L2 – 11 HPE FF 5940-4Slot-1 PS 2 Side B PDU 2...
  • Page 21: Preparing To Install And Configure The Hpe Converged Architecture 700 With Nimble Storage

    Libraries (such as REST, Python, Java, and PowerShell libraries) that you can use for automation efforts are available for most of the components of the HPE Converged Architecture 700 with Nimble Storage. You can use these resources to streamline deployments.
  • Page 22: Connecting To The Components In The Solution

    Connecting to the Components in the Solution As you deploy the HPE Converged Architecture 700 with Nimble Storage solution, you will need to connect to various components. Use the information in this section for guidance on how to connect to a specific component during the solution build or as a general reference.
  • Page 23: Vmware Host Client

    Documentation Feedback VMware Host Client • If the switch has not been configured yet, there is no user name and password. • If the switch has been configured, the admin password should be <<net_switch_admin_password>>. 5 If the switch has been configured and you want to connect through SSH, open an SSH connection to the switch by using an SSH client, such as TeraTerm, and log in with the user name admin and the password <<net_switch_admin_password>>.
  • Page 24: Vmware Vsphere Administration Portal

    Documentation Feedback VMware vSphere Administration Portal 2 Accept any certificate warnings. 3 Log in with the user name administrator@<<mgmt_net_domain_name>> and the password <<vcenter_administrator_password>>. VMware vSphere Administration Portal Perform the steps in this procedure to connect to the VMware vSphere Administration Portal. Procedure 1 Using a web browser, navigate to https://<<vcenter_mgmt_ip>>:5480.
  • Page 25: Hpe Oneview For Vcenter Plugin Administrator Console

    Documentation Feedback HPE OneView for vCenter Plugin Administrator Console Procedure 1 Using a web browser, navigate to https://<<oneview_fqdn>>. 2 Accept any security warnings to continue to the website. 3 Log in with the user name Administrator and the password <<oneview_administrator_password>>. HPE OneView for vCenter Plugin Administrator Console Perform the steps in this procedure to log in to the HPE OneView for vCenter Plugin Administrator Console.
  • Page 26: Configuring The Ethernet Network

    HPE Comware version specified in Validated Software and Firmware Levels on page 12. A base HPE Converged Architecture 700 with Nimble Storage deployment must use a minimum of two of the same model network switches. Set Up IRF Configuration The procedure for configuring the Intelligent Resilient Framework (IRF) begins at switch A, moves to switch B, and concludes back at switch A.
  • Page 27 Documentation Feedback Set Up IRF Configuration [HPE]save The current configuration will be written to the device. Are you sure? [Y/N]:y Please input the file name(*.cfg)[flash:/startup.cfg] (To leave the existing filename unchanged, press the enter key): 3 Moving to the serial port of HPE FlexFabric 5940-4Slot switch B, configure the switch. Startup configuration file does not exist.
  • Page 28: Configure Multi-Active Detection And Remote Access To The Switch

    Documentation Feedback Configure Multi-Active Detection and Remote Access to the Switch [HPE] irf-port-configuration active [HPE] interface range FortyGigE 2/1/7 to FortyGigE 2/1/8 [HPE-if-range] undo shutdown [HPE-if-range] quit [HPE] save The current configuration will be written to the device. Are you sure? [Y/N]:y Please input the file name(*.cfg)[flash:/startup.cfg] (To leave the existing filename unchanged, press the enter key): flash:/startup.cfg exists, overwrite? [Y/N]:y...
  • Page 29: Configure Irf Priority

    Documentation Feedback Configure IRF Priority quit ssh server enable user-interface vty 0 63 authentication-mode scheme protocol inbound ssh quit user-interface aux 0 1 authentication-mode scheme quit save 2 Create the public keys on the switch. public-key local create rsa Input the modulus length [default = 1024]:Enter public-key local create dsa Input the modulus length [default = 1024]:Enter public-key local create ecdsa secp256r1...
  • Page 30: Configure Ntp

    Documentation Feedback Configure NTP the system to make it effective. return save reboot Configure NTP Network Transport Protocol (NTP) must be configured on the switch. Procedure 1 From system-view, run the following commands: clock protocol none return clock datetime 13:28:00 02/17/2016 system-view ntp-service unicast-server <<mgmt_net_ntp1>>...
  • Page 31: Convert Interfaces To Use Fc Protocol

    Documentation Feedback Convert Interfaces to Use FC Protocol vlan <<vm_production_net_1_vlan>> name VM-Production-VLAN1 quit vlan <<fcoe_san_a_vlan>> name FCoE-SAN-A-VLAN description FCOE SAN A (VSAN <<net_fcoe_vsan_a_id>>) quit vlan <<fcoe_san_b_vlan>> name FCoE-SAN-B-VLAN description FCOE SAN B (VSAN <<net_fcoe_vsan_b_id>>) quit save Convert Interfaces to Use FC Protocol Convert the needed ports to serve as Fibre Channel (FC) ports.
  • Page 32: Configure Global Fcoe Parameters

    Documentation Feedback Configure Global FCoE Parameters description Switch1-IRF-Switch2-IRF-2/1/8 quit interface FortyGigE 2/1/7 description Switch2-IRF-Switch1-IRF-1/1/7 quit interface FortyGigE 2/1/8 description Switch2-IRF-Switch1-IRF-1/1/8 quit interface Fc1/2/13 description <<nimble_system_name>> CA-fc5 quit interface Fc1/2/14 description <<nimble_system_name>> CA-fc9 quit interface Fc1/2/15 description <<nimble_system_name>> CB-fc5 quit interface Fc1/2/16 description <<nimble_system_name>>...
  • Page 33: Configure Interface Fcoe Parameters

    Documentation Feedback Configure Interface FCoE Parameters Level 3 (Critical Applications) must be set to the highest level to ensure that FCoE traffic is given the highest priority. qos map-table dot1p-lp import 0 export 0 import 1 export 0 import 2 export 0 import 3 export 1 import 4 export 0 import 5 export 0...
  • Page 34: Configure The Fcoe Mode And Vsans

    Documentation Feedback Configure the FCoE Mode and VSANs spanning tree ensures that if spanning tree is enabled on the switch as part of the configuration, these ports directly transition to the forwarding state in the spanning tree topology. interface range FortyGigE 1/1/1 to FortyGigE 1/1/3 FortyGigE 2/1/1 to FortyGigE 2/1/3 Ten-GigabitEthernet 1/2/17 to Ten-GigabitEthernet 1/2/18 Ten-GigabitEthernet 2/2/17 to Ten-GigabitEthernet 2/2/18 priority-flow-control auto...
  • Page 35: Add Fc Interfaces To The Appropriate Vsans

    Documentation Feedback Add FC Interfaces to the Appropriate VSANs 3 Create the VSAN for FCoE SAN B and set the domain ID. vsan <<net_fcoe_vsan_b_id>> domain-id <<net_fcoe_vsan_b_domain_id>> preferred Non-disruptive reconfiguration or isolating the switch may be performed. Continue? [Y/N]:y quit 4 Associate the VSAN for FCoE SAN A with the VLAN for SAN A. vlan <<fcoe_san_a_vlan>>...
  • Page 36: Create Bridge Aggregations

    Documentation Feedback Create Bridge Aggregations snmp-agent usm-user v3 <<net_snmp_user>> user-role network-admin simple authentication-mode sha <<net_snmp_user_password>> privacy-mode aes128 <<net_snmp_user_password>> save Create Bridge Aggregations Bridge aggregations must be configured for each enclosure and each management server. Procedure 1 In system-view, create a bridge aggregation for each Virtual Connect module in each enclosure. interface Bridge-Aggregation 111 link-aggregation mode dynamic description <<enclosure_1_name>>-VC1...
  • Page 37: Uplink Into The Existing Network Infrastructure

    Depending on the available network infrastructure, several methods and features can be used to uplink the HPE Converged Architecture 700 with Nimble Storage environment. HPE recommends using bridge aggregations to uplink the HPE FlexFabric 5940-4Slot switches in the HPE Converged Architecture 700 with Nimble Storage environment into the infrastructure.
  • Page 38: Configuring The Computing Infrastructure And The Management Servers

    Documentation Feedback Configuring the Computing Infrastructure and the Management Servers Configuring the Computing Infrastructure and the Management Servers Configuration involves the following tasks: • Configuring iLO on the management servers (and applying iLO Advanced licenses, if necessary) • Configuring the c7000 enclosures •...
  • Page 39 Documentation Feedback Configure iLO b Power up the server. c Press F9 when the server POST displays F9 System Utilities on the bottom of the screen. d Select System Configuration and press Enter. e Select BIOS/Platform Configuration (RBSU) and press Enter. 2 Configure the date and time: a Select Date and Time and press Enter.
  • Page 40: Configuring The C7000 Enclosures

    Configuring the c7000 Enclosures These procedures describe how to configure an HPE BladeSystem c7000 chassis for use in the HPE Converged Architecture 700 with Nimble Storage. Assign IP Addresses to the c7000 Enclosures from the Insight Display Use this procedure to configure the basic network parameters for each enclosure from the physical Insight display on the front of each c7000 enclosure.
  • Page 41: Configure Enclosures With The Oa Wizard

    Documentation Feedback Configure Enclosures with the OA Wizard Figure 6: Insight display located on front of c7000 enclosure Procedure 1 Starting with the first enclosure in the first compute rack, press OK to activate the Insight display on the front of the enclosure. 2 Use the arrow buttons to scroll to Enclosure Settings and press OK.
  • Page 42 Documentation Feedback Configure Enclosures with the OA Wizard On the Local User Accounts page, click New. b In the pop-up window, provide the identifying information: • User Name: admin. • Enter and Confirm Password: <<enclosure_1_password>>. • Privilege Level: Administrator. • User Permissions group box: Select the Onboard Administrator Bays checkbox.
  • Page 43: Configure Enclosure Bay Ip Addressing

    Documentation Feedback Configure Enclosure Bay IP Addressing e On the SNMP Settings page, click Skip. 4 Configure the power and finish the wizard: a On the Power Management page, select AC Redundant and click Next. b On the Finish page, ensure that Do not automatically show this wizard again is checked, and click Finish.
  • Page 44: Create Admin User For All Ilos

    Documentation Feedback Create Admin User for All iLOs 4 Click the Enable option for each blade (or for all blades) as required. If you used the autofill option, delete the IP addresses from the blades as appropriate. 5 Click Apply. 6 On the Interconnect tab, for the first interconnect, enter the IP address, subnet mask, gateway, domain, and DNS servers in the appropriate fields of the configuration worksheet.
  • Page 45: Configuring The Server And Installing The Hypervisor For The Management Servers

    Documentation Feedback Configuring the Server and Installing the Hypervisor for the Management Servers Configuring the Server and Installing the Hypervisor for the Management Servers The management servers are built manually to host the management infrastructure of the solution. The management server environment is a requirement for deploying and configuring the remaining components of the solution.
  • Page 46: Continue Intelligent Provisioning Configuration And Install Wizard To Install Hypervisor

    Documentation Feedback Continue Intelligent Provisioning Configuration and Install Wizard to Install Hypervisor 8 Click the X icon in the upper right, and then click OK to exit the HPE Smart Storage Administrator. Continue Intelligent Provisioning Configuration and Install Wizard to Install Hypervisor Procedure 1 Set the following options for the OS Selection step: •...
  • Page 47: Configure The Vswitch Failover Policy

    Documentation Feedback Configure the vSwitch Failover Policy Procedure 1 After the server has finished rebooting, press F2 to customize the system. 2 Log in as root, enter the corresponding password <<mgmt_server_root_password>>, and press Enter. 3 Select the Configure the Management Network option and press Enter. 4 Select the Network Adapters option and press Enter.
  • Page 48: Download The Vmware Vsphere Client For Windows

    Documentation Feedback Download the VMware vSphere Client for Windows 5 Enter the following command to set up the vSwitch load-balancing policy: esxcli network vswitch standard portgroup policy failover set –p "Management Network" -l iphash 6 Type exit to log out of the console. 7 Press Alt and F2 at the same time.
  • Page 49 Documentation Feedback Set Up VMkernel Ports and Virtual Switches Change the network label to VMkernel-MGMT and select the Management Traffic checkbox: • If the <<mgmt_net_vlan>> is 1 or untagged, ensure that the VLAN is set to 0 (None). • If the <<mgmt_net_vlan>> has a value other than 1 or untagged, set <<mgmt_net_vlan>> as the VLAN ID and click OK.
  • Page 50: Rename The Local Datastore

    3 Repeat this procedure for the other management servers in the configuration. Deploying the VMware vCenter Management Appliance These procedures provide detailed instructions for installing the VMware vCenter Management Appliance in an HPE Converged Architecture 700 with Nimble Storage environment. Prepare for the VMware vCenter Server Appliance Installer Procedure 1 From the vSphere download page on the VMware website, download the VMware vCenter Server Appliance ISO file and save it to the installation system.
  • Page 51 Documentation Feedback Install the Platform Services Controller 6 Provide the appliance deployment target settings, and then click Next: • FQDN or IP Address: <<mgmt_server_1_fqdn>>. • HTTPS Port: 443. • User Name: root. • Password: <<mgmt_server_root_password>>. 7 Click Yes to accept the certificate warning. 8 Specify the VM settings and then click Next: •...
  • Page 52: Install Vmware Vcenter Management Appliance

    Documentation Feedback Install VMware vCenter Management Appliance Install VMware vCenter Management Appliance Procedure 1 Navigate to the vcsa-ui-installer/win32 directory in the location where you have mounted the vCenter ISO. 2 Double-click the installer executable. 3 Select Install and click Next. 4 Accept the license agreement and click Next.
  • Page 53: Create Vcenter Data Center And Management Cluster

    Documentation Feedback Create vCenter Data Center and Management Cluster 17 Review the settings and click Finish. 18 Click OK to acknowledge the warning. 19 Click Close. Create vCenter Data Center and Management Cluster Procedure 1 Using a web browser, connect to the VMware vSphere Web Client. 2 Click the vCenter Inventory Lists link in the left panel.
  • Page 54: Building The Management Vm

    Documentation Feedback Building the Management VM 2 Connect to the first management server’s HPE iLO and navigate to Information > System Information > Network. Note The MAC address for the HPE iLO can be found in the Adapter 1 – iLO section. It is referred to as <<mac_address>>...
  • Page 55: Install Vmware Tools

    Documentation Feedback Install VMware Tools 4 Name the VM <<mgmt_vm_name>>. 5 Place it on the <<mgmt_server_1_hostname>>-localdatastore. 6 Right-click the new VM and click Open Console. 7 Power on the VM. The Windows ISO that you mounted should automatically boot. 8 Mount the ISO for Microsoft Windows Server 2012. Mount the ISO in the virtual CD/DVD ROM drive of the Management VM.
  • Page 56: Configure The Second Hard Drive

    Documentation Feedback Configure the Second Hard Drive Configure the Second Hard Drive Procedure 1 Log back in to the VM. 2 From Server Manager, select Dashboard and then Tools > Computer Management. 3 Expand Storage and click Disk Management. 4 Right-click Disk 1 and click Online. 5 Right-click Disk 1 and click Initialize Disk.
  • Page 57: Disable The Firewall

    Documentation Feedback Disable the Firewall 10 Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), click Properties, and set a static IP address with the information from the Configuration Worksheet for the <<mgmt_vm_deployment_ip>> and the <<deployment_net_netmask>>. Leave all the other fields blank. 11 Reboot the VM. Disable the Firewall Procedure 1 Open Server Manager, and click Local Server.
  • Page 58: Configuring The Iis Or Icsp Media Server

    Documentation Feedback Configuring the IIS or ICsp Media Server Configuring the IIS or ICsp Media Server These procedures create the user HPE ICsp, which is used to connect to the media server (set up later in the document) as well as configure the IIS server to allow .vib files. Create the ICsp User Procedure 1 Open Server Manager and select Tools >...
  • Page 59: Installing And Configuring The Nimble Storage Array

    Documentation Feedback Installing and Configuring the Nimble Storage Array Installing and Configuring the Nimble Storage Array Before you power on and initialize the array, you must properly cable the Nimble Storage controllers and any disk shelves that you are using. You must also connect the networking for both controllers to the management network.
  • Page 60: Configure The Nimble Array

    Documentation Feedback Configure the Nimble Array Configure the Nimble Array When the array initialization is complete, perform the following procedure in the Subnet Configuration window. Procedure 1 Select the traffic type of Mgmt only for the Management subnet. 2 Click Next. 3 On the Network Settings page, set the following values: •...
  • Page 61 Documentation Feedback Configure Nimble Storage to Communicate with VMware vCenter • vCenter Host: <<vcenter_fqdn>>. • Description: Solution VMware vCenter (<<vcenter_vm_name>>). • Username: administrator@<<mgmt_net_domain_name>>. • Password: <<vcenter_administrator_password>>. 4 Select Web Client and VASA Provider. 5 Click Save. © Copyright 2017 by Nimble Storage, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • Page 62: Configuring The Fcoe San And Presenting The Storage Arrays To The Management Host

    Documentation Feedback Configuring the FCoE SAN and Presenting the Storage Arrays to the Management Host Configuring the FCoE SAN and Presenting the Storage Arrays to the Management Host You must configure the SAN zoning in the switches to allow the storage LUNs from the Nimble Storage array to be presented to and seen by the management servers.
  • Page 63 Documentation Feedback Create the Alias for the Nimble Storage Array and Management Systems Procedure 1 Run the display fc login vsan <<net_fcoe_vsan_a_id>> command to get the port WWNs of the array and management servers in <<net_fcoe_vsan_a_id>>. <HPE>disp fc login vsan 100 Interface VSAN FCID Node WWN Port WWN...
  • Page 64: Create The Zone Definitions For The Nimble Storage Array To The Management Systems

    Documentation Feedback Create the Zone Definitions for the Nimble Storage Array to the Management Systems Create the Zone Definitions for the Nimble Storage Array to the Management Systems After the aliases for the Nimble Storage array and management server ports are created, the zones must be created.
  • Page 65: Present Storage To The Management Servers

    These volumes host the HPE Converged Architecture 700 with Nimble Storage management software stack and also satisfy the VMware HA requirement to have at least two datastores that are shared between the hosts.
  • Page 66: Migrate The Virtual Machines On The Management Hosts To Shared Storage

    Documentation Feedback Migrate the Virtual Machines on the Management Hosts to Shared Storage • Datastore Name: <<vcenter_mgmt_cluster_name>>-Vol1. • Description: <<vcenter_mgmt_cluster_name>>-Vol1. • Select Hosts: Check <<vcenter_mgmt_cluster_name>>. c On the Data page, set the datastore size to 2 TiB and click Next. d Select the Join Existing Volume Collection option and select <<vcenter_mgmt_cluster_name>>-Volume-Collection.
  • Page 67: Deploying The Hpe Infrastructure Management Software

    Deploying the HPE Infrastructure Management Software Deploying the HPE Infrastructure Management Software The HPE management infrastructure is used to manage the HPE Converged Architecture 700 with Nimble Storage solution throughout its lifecycle. To deploy the management software, you must install and configure the following components: •...
  • Page 68: Apply Patches To The Hpe Oneview Vm

    4 Add custom ranges for WWNs and serial numbers as needed. 5 Click OK in the Edit Address and Identifiers window. 6 From the top left corner of the UI, choose HP OneView > Users and Groups. 7 Click Add user and enter the following information to add a readUser: ©...
  • Page 69: Upload The Hpe Service Pack For Proliant

    Use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to complete this setup. Procedure 1 From the top left corner of the HPE OneView UI, choose HP OneView > Firmware Bundles. 2 Delete any included firmware packages by selecting them and choosing Actions > Remove.
  • Page 70: Import The Dl Management Servers

    Import the DL Management Servers Import the DL Management Servers Procedure 1 From the top left corner of the HPE OneView UI, choose HP OneView > Server Hardware. 2 Click Add server hardware and enter the following information: • iLO IP address or host name: <<mgmt_server_1_ilo_ip>>.
  • Page 71: Create Network Sets

    7 If additional networks are not required, click Cancel in the Create Network window. Create Network Sets Procedure 1 From the top left corner of the HPE OneView UI, choose HP OneView > Network Sets. 2 Click Create network set to create the Mgmt_Set_A network set: a Name: Mgmt_Set_A.
  • Page 72: Create Logical Interconnect Groups

    Documentation Feedback Create Logical Interconnect Groups • Deployment_B • Any additional management networks that you have created for side B e Select the Untagged checkbox for the Deployment_B network. 4 Click Create+ to create the vMotion_FT_Set_A network set: a Name: vMotion_FT_Set_A. b Preferred Bandwidth: 2 Gb/s.
  • Page 73 Documentation Feedback Create Logical Interconnect Groups Procedure 1 From the top left corner of the HPE OneView UI, choose HP OneView > Logical Interconnect Groups. 2 Click Create logical interconnect group: a Enter the name Solution_LIG. b On bay 1 (top rectangle on the left side), select HP VC FlexFabric 20/40 F8 Module.
  • Page 74: Create An Enclosure Group

    Create an Enclosure Group Create an Enclosure Group Procedure 1 From the top left corner of the HPE OneView UI, choose HP OneView > Enclosure Groups. 2 Click Create enclosure group: a Enter Solution_EG as the name of the enclosure group.
  • Page 75: Creating Profile Templates For The Hpe Proliant Bl460C Gen9 Servers

    5 Right-click <<mgmt_server_2_hostname>> and choose Power > Shut Down. Create the Server Profile Template for the Management Server Procedure 1 From the top left corner of the HPE OneView UI, choose HP OneView > Server Profile Templates. 2 Click Create server profile template: a Enter the following information: •...
  • Page 76 Create the Server Profile Template for the HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen9 Servers Procedure 1 From the top left corner of the HPE OneView UI, choose HP OneView > Server Profile Templates. 2 Click Create server profile template: a Enter the following information: •...
  • Page 77: Creating Profile Templates For The Hpe Proliant Bl660C Gen9 Servers

    Create the Server Profile Template for the HPE OneView for vCenter Plugin Procedure 1 From the top left corner of the HPE OneView UI, choose HP OneView > Server Profile Templates. 2 Select CA700_BL460c_Gen9_Server_Profile_Template. 3 From the top right side, choose Actions > Create server profile and enter the following information: •...
  • Page 78 Documentation Feedback Create the Server Profile Template for the HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9 Servers Name Type Network Requested Port Bootable Bandwidth (Gb) SAN_B_LOM1 Fibre Channel SAN_B FlexibleLOM 1:2 - Not bootable vMo- Ethernet vMo- FlexibleLOM 1:1-c Not bootable tion_FT_A_LOM1 tion_FT_Set_A vMo- Ethernet vMo-...
  • Page 79: Complete Additional Hpe Oneview Configuration

    Create the Server Profile Template for the HPE OneView for vCenter Plugin Procedure 1 From the top left corner of the HPE OneView UI, choose HP OneView > Server Profile Templates. 2 Select CA700_BL660c_Gen9_Server_Profile_Template. 3 From the top right side, choose Actions > Create server profile and enter the following information: •...
  • Page 80: Perform The Initial Configuration Of The Hpe Icsp Vm

    Documentation Feedback Perform the Initial Configuration of the HPE ICsp VM 4 Walk through the steps to create a VM: a Name the VM as <<icsp_vm_name>>. b Select Thick Provision Eager Zeroed as the disk format. c Place the VM in the Mgmt_Vol1 datastore. d Ensure that the network connection is set to Management.
  • Page 81: Connect To The Management Vm And Obtain The Icsp Media Server Setup Utility

    1 Start a web browser session on the <<mgmt_vm_name>> system and log in to HPE ICsp. 2 From the top left corner of the HPE ICsp UI, choose HP Insight Control Server Provisioning > Settings. 3 Hover the cursor to Media Server and, to the right, click Edit: a In the Edit Media Server window, click the Download HP Insight Control server provisioning Media Server setup utility link.
  • Page 82: Load The Vmware Esxi Image

    ISO to the management VM and using Windows to mount it for you. 2 Navigate to the desktop of the <<mgmt_vm_name>> VM and double-click icsp-mediaserver-setup.exe. 3 In the HP Install Package window, click Run. 4 Click Continue. The Browse for Folder window opens.
  • Page 83: Configure The Icsp Media Server

    5 Click OK to apply the media server settings. Configure the HPE ICsp OneView Integration Procedure 1 From the top left corner of the HPE ICsp UI, choose HP Insight Control Server > HP OneView Appliances. 2 In the left pane, click Add appliance.
  • Page 84 Create a New Kickstart File for Use by HPE OneView for VMware vCenter Enhanced Grow Cluster Procedure 1 From the top left corner of the HPE ICsp UI, choose HP Insight Control Server Provisioning > Configuration Files. 2 From the list of files on the left side, click ESXi 6.5 Kickstart.
  • Page 85: Installing And Configuring The Hpe Oneview For Vmware Vcenter Software

    Create a New OS Build Plan File for Use by HPE OneView for VMware vCenter Enhanced Grow Cluster Procedure 1 From the top left corner of the HPE ICsp UI, choose HP Insight Control Server Provisioning > OS Build Plans.
  • Page 86: Deploy The Hpe Oneview For Vmware Vcenter Vm

    Documentation Feedback Deploy the HPE OneView for VMware vCenter VM • Install HPE OneView for VMware vCenter • Configure HPE OneView for the VMware vCenter Plugin • Configure server module credentials • Generate and upload the HPE OneView for vCenter certificate to Onboard Administrator to enable SSO •...
  • Page 87: Access The Hpe Oneview For Vcenter Plugin In Vcenter

    Documentation Feedback Access the HPE OneView for vCenter Plugin in vCenter Access the HPE OneView for vCenter Plugin in vCenter Procedure 1 From the Home page of the vSphere Web Client, verify that the HPE Management Administration icon is available in the Administration grouping. 2 If the icon is not present, log out of the vSphere Web Client, close all browser sessions, and log back in to initialize the plugin.
  • Page 88 Documentation Feedback Configure Server Module Credentials 4 Click Save and then click OK after the credentials are successfully saved. 5 Optional: If the root password (<<mgmt_server_root_password>>) or the iLO password (<<mgmt_server_ilo_password>>) for the management servers is different from the password for the compute servers, click the green plus icon under Device Credentials to add these credentials: a Add the credentials for the iLO: •...
  • Page 89: Generate A Self-Signed Certificate

    Documentation Feedback Generate a Self-Signed Certificate 10 Click Save and then click OK after the credentials are successfully saved. Generate a Self-Signed Certificate Procedure 1 In the left pane, click HPE Management > Certificate Management. 2 Click Generate self-signed certificate. 3 Add the appropriate information to the certificate and click Generate.
  • Page 90: Restart Hpe Oneview For Vmware Vcenter Services And Initialize The Plugin

    Restart HPE OneView for VMware vCenter Services and Initialize the Plugin 2 In the left pane, navigate to Enclosure Information > Users / Authentication > HP SSO Integration. 3 Click the Certificate Upload tab. 4 Paste the copied certificate to the textbox and click Upload.
  • Page 91: Building The Compute Servers

    Depending on the number of servers and the planned end cluster layout, multiple clusters can be created. 3 Right-click <<vcenter_prod_cluster_1_name>> and select HP Management Actions > HP Grow Cluster a After the Grow Cluster – Work Flow Selection window appears, select the bottom workflow and click Next.
  • Page 92: Post Installation: Configure Compute Server For Oneview

    4 It can take one to two hours to deploy the servers, depending on the number of servers being deployed at once as well as on the current firmware levels. To view a high-level status of the deployment, select the cluster in vCenter to which you are deploying the blade, and select Monitor Tab > HP Management > Task.
  • Page 93: Post Installation: Configure Compute Server Networking

    Documentation Feedback Post Installation: Configure Compute Server Networking 6 Click OK. Post Installation: Configure Compute Server Networking After the servers are deployed and the vSwitches are set up, some post-configuration tasks must be manually completed on the vSwitches and the vKernel adapters. These tasks are not handled by the plugin. Procedure 1 Launch the vSphere Web Client by opening a web browser to <<vcenter_vm_name>>.
  • Page 94: Post Installation: Configure Compute Server For Vmware Vcenter

    Procedure 1 Open a web browser and connect to the HPE OneView Web Administration Portal. 2 From the top left corner, select HP OneView > Server Profiles. 3 Click Server_Profile_<<enclosure_1_blade_bay_1_hostname>>. 4 Click Connections and record the MAC addresses that are associated with the connections to SAN_A and SAN_B.
  • Page 95: Create And Configure The Vfc Interfaces For The Compute Hosts

    Documentation Feedback Create and Configure the vFC Interfaces for the Compute Hosts From this point on, <<san_a_mac_address>> refers to the MAC address for SAN_A, and <<san_b_mac_address>> refers to the MAC address for SAN_B. Create and Configure the vFC Interfaces for the Compute Hosts Procedure 1 Log in to <<net_switch1_mgmt_ip>>...
  • Page 96: Create Datastores For The Compute Cluster

    Documentation Feedback Create Datastores for the Compute Cluster 5 Repeat this procedure for the other compute servers in the configuration. Be sure to use unique vFC identifiers for each connection. Create Datastores for the Compute Cluster Procedure 1 Launch the vSphere Web Client by opening a web browser to <<vcenter_vm_name>>. 2 Right-click the datacenter <<vcenter_dc_name>>.
  • Page 97: Appendixes

    The configuration worksheet lists the variables that are required to complete the tasks in this deployment guide. Before beginning the deployment of the HPE Converged Architecture 700 with Nimble Storage, ensure that the configuration worksheet is completed with the correct and validated values. You are free to expand this configuration worksheet to suit your needs.
  • Page 98 Documentation Feedback Appendix A: Configuration Worksheet Description Variable Value Network switch admin password <<net_switch_admin_password>> Network switch IRF domain ID <<net_switch_domain_id>> Management Servers Description Variable Value Management server 1 iLO host name <<mgmt_server_1_ilo_hostname>> Management server 2 iLO host name <<mgmt_server_2_ilo_hostname>> Management server 1 iLO IP ad- <<mgmt_server_1_ilo_ip>>...
  • Page 99 Documentation Feedback Appendix A: Configuration Worksheet VMware vCenter Description Variable Value vCenter VM name <<vcenter_vm_name>> vCenter IP address <<vcenter_mgmt_ip>> vCenter host name <<vcenter_hostname>> vCenter FQDN <<vcenter_fqdn>> vCenter appliance root password <<vcenter_root_password>> vCenter administrator password <<vcenter_administrator_pass- word>> vCenter Platform Services Controller <<vcenter_psc_vm_name>>...
  • Page 100 Documentation Feedback Appendix A: Configuration Worksheet HPE OneView Description Variable Value HPE OneView VM name <<oneview_vm_name>> HPE OneView host name <<oneview_hostname>> HPE OneView FQDN <<oneview_fqdn>> HPE OneView administrator pass- <<oneview_administrator_pass- word word>> HPE OneView mgmt network IP ad- <<oneview_mgmt_ip>> dress HPE OneView MAC address range <<oneview_mac_start>>...
  • Page 101 Documentation Feedback Appendix A: Configuration Worksheet Description Variable Value HPE ICsp DHCP range end <<icsp_dhcp_range_end>> HPE BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure 1 Description Variable Value HPE c7000 enclosure 1 name <<enclosure_1_name>> HPE c7000 enclosure 1 password <<enclosure_1_password>> HPE c7000 enclosure 1 <<enclosure_1_oa_1_hostname>> Onboard Administrator 1 host name HPE c7000 enclosure 1 <<enclosure_1_oa_2_hostname>>...
  • Page 102 Documentation Feedback Appendix A: Configuration Worksheet Description Variable Value HPE c7000 enclosure 1 EBIPA bay <<enclosure_1_ebipa_bay13_ip>> 13 IP address HPE c7000 enclosure 1 EBIPA bay <<enclosure_1_ebipa_bay14_ip>> 14 IP address HPE c7000 enclosure 1 EBIPA bay <<enclosure_1_ebipa_bay15_ip>> 15 IP address HPE c7000 enclosure 1 EBIPA bay <<enclosure_1_ebipa_bay16_ip>>...
  • Page 103 Documentation Feedback Appendix A: Configuration Worksheet Description Variable Value Enclosure 1 blade bay 3 host name <<enclosure_1_blade_bay_3_host- name>> Enclosure 1 blade bay 4 host name <<enclosure_1_blade_bay_4_host- name>> Enclosure 1 blade bay 5 host name <<enclosure_1_blade_bay_5_host- name>> Enclosure 1 blade bay 6 host name <<enclosure_1_blade_bay_6_host- name>>...
  • Page 104 Documentation Feedback Appendix A: Configuration Worksheet Description Variable Value Enclosure 1 blade vMotion bay 8 IP <<enclosure_1_blade_vmo- address tion_bay_8_ip>> Enclosure 1 blade vMotion bay 9 IP <<enclosure_1_blade_vmo- address tion_bay_9_ip>> Enclosure 1 blade vMotion bay 10 <<enclosure_1_blade_vmo- IP address tion_bay_10_ip>> Enclosure 1 blade vMotion bay 11 <<enclosure_1_blade_vmo- IP address tion_bay_11_ip>>...
  • Page 105: Appendix B: Esxi 6.5 Kickstart File For Grow Cluster

    Documentation Feedback Appendix B: ESXi 6.5 Kickstart File for Grow Cluster Description Variable Value Enclosure 1 blade FT bay 13 IP ad- <<enclo- dress sure_1_blade_ft_bay_13_ip>> Enclosure 1 blade FT bay 14 IP ad- <<enclo- dress sure_1_blade_ft_bay_14_ip>> Enclosure 1 blade FT bay 15 IP ad- <<enclo- dress sure_1_blade_ft_bay_15_ip>>...
  • Page 106: Appendix C: Factory Resetting A Blade To Prepare For A New Ov4Vc Build Or After A Failed Deployment On A Blade

    Documentation Feedback Appendix C: Factory Resetting a Blade to Prepare for a New OV4VC Build or After a Failed Deployment on a Blade esxcli network vswitch standard uplink add --uplink-name=$VMNIC --vswitch-name=vSwitch0 esxcli network ip interface ipv4 set --interface-name=vmk0 --ipv4=@ip_address@ --netmask=@net_mask@ --type=static esxcli network ip route ipv4 add --gateway @gate_way@ --network default esxcli network ip dns server remove --server ""...
  • Page 107: Remove Profile From Oneview

    1 Connect and log in to the Insight Control server provisioning Web Administration page. 2 Click HP Insight Control Server Provisioning in the top left corner of the UI, and then click Servers. 3 Delete the server entry for the failed server by referencing the Enclosure and Bay information in the General section of the server entry.
  • Page 108 Documentation Feedback Reset the Blade Through Intelligent Provisioning 10 Wait several minutes for the system to restore back to the default configuration, which involves rebooting several times. 11 When the server attempts to PXE boot, the process is complete, and you can shut down the server by selecting Power Switch >...
  • Page 109: Additional Resources

    Documentation Feedback Additional Resources Additional Resources HPE Infrastructure HPE Intelligent Power Distribution Units HPE Rack and Power Infrastructure Network HPE FlexFabric 5940 Switch Series HPE FlexFabric 5900 Switch Series Storage Nimble Storage Documentation Note You will need a valid Nimble Storage InfoSight account with the proper rights to view any documentation. ProLiant Servers HPE Servers HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen9 Server...
  • Page 110: About The Authors

    Documentation Feedback About the Authors About the Authors David Fogaren HPE Converged Infrastructure Architect and Engineer Hewlett Packard Enterprise David Fogaren is a lead R&D Architect for HPE Converged Architecture and Converged System 700 pro- grams. David focuses on integrating HPE and third-party disaggregated hardware and software technologies to create simplified and validated solutions that customers can rely on to run their most critical applications.
  • Page 111: Version History

    Documentation Feedback Version History Version History Version Release Date Description June 2017 Initial release © Copyright 2017 by Nimble Storage, Inc. All rights reserved.