The DX8200D family of Lenovo virtualised io appliances are supplied with both
SANsymphony™ storage virtualisation software and a factory-installed deployment utility
designed to automate the initial installation and setup of the software so that the system
may be brought into service quickly and with minimum administrative overhead.
The configuration utility is launched automatically upon first boot of the operating system
and orchestrates all the necessary aspects of the deployment of a new server appliance. It
is visible to the installer in the form of a PowerShell Session which may be seen to run
throughout the deployment.
The automated software installation process can be thought of in terms of approximately
three logical stages.
During the initial 'pre-flight' phase, the deployment utility will verify that the appliance
hardware is properly installed and configured as expected; will validate aspects of the
operating system environment and make any necessary adjustments and will un-package
and prepare itself to perform the SANsymphony™ software installation and configuration.
Stage two is characterised by the user interview stage, during which the installation
engineer / administrator will be presented with a GUI for the collection of the minimum set
of configuration parameters that the utility will require in order to be able to make a
successfully installation. The parameters required will vary depending on the installation
context but will necessarily include identity and authentication details for at least one
existing appliance that has been previously deployed into the target Server Group. You
should therefore ensure that these details are available prior to commencing the
deployment process. Once the necessary user input has been made, the deployment runs
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Lenovo DX8200D Install Guide (Additional Appliance)