ViPR 2.2 - Change the IP address of EMC ViPR Controller node

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Change the IP address of EMC ViPR Controller node

You can change the IP addresses of EMC ViPR Controller node and the network virtual IP address.

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Change the IP address of EMC ViPR Controller node on VMware deployed as vApp

This section describes how to change node IP address or VIP for a ViPR Controller virtual machine on VMware that was deployed as a vApp.

Before you begin

If ViPR Controller was not deployed as a vApp, do not follow this procedure. Instead, refer to Change the IP address of EMC ViPR Controller node on VMware deployed with no vApp.

This operation requires the System Administrator role in ViPR.

You need access to the vCenter Server that hosts the ViPR vApp.

If the ViPR Controller was deployed, do not follow this procedure. Instead, refer to

The ViPR vApp must not be part of a multi-VDC configuration. Check Virtual Assets > Virtual Data Centers; there should only be one VDC listed.

Procedure

  1. From the ViPR UI, shutdown all VMs (System > Health > Shutdown All).
  2. Open a vSphere client on the vCenter Server that hosts the ViPR vApp.
  3. Right-click the ViPR vApp whose IP address you want to change and select Edit Settings.
  4. Expand EMC ViPR.
  5. Edit the desired IP values and click OK.
  6. If applicable, change the network adapter to match a change in the subnet:
    1. Select a specific VM.
    2. Edit Settings.
    3. Select Virtual Hardware > Network adapter.
    4. Click OK.
  7. From the vSphere client, power on the ViPR vApp.
    Note: the ViPR vApp will fail to boot up after an IP address change if the vApp is part of a multi-VDC (geo) configuration. In this case you would need to revert the IP address change.
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Change the IP address of EMC ViPR Controller node on VMware with no vApp

This section describes how to change a node IP address or VIP for a ViPR Controller virtual machine that was deployed on VMware with as separate VMs, not as a vApp.

Before you begin

If ViPR Controller was deployed as a vApp, do not follow this procedure. Instead, refer to Change the IP address of EMC ViPR Controller node on VMware deployed as a vApp.

This operation requires the System Administrator role in ViPR.

You need access to the SCVMM Server instance that hosts ViPR Controller.

The ViPR Controller instance must not be part of a multi-VDC configuration. Check Virtual Assets > Virtual Data Centers; there should only be one VDC listed.

Procedure

  1. From the ViPR UI, shutdown all VMs (System > Health > Shutdown All).
  2. Open a vSphere client on the vCenter Server that hosts the ViPR Controller VMs.
  3. Right-click the ViPR Controller node whose IP address you want to change and select Power On.
  4. Right-click the ViPR VM whose IP address you want to change and select Open Console.
  5. As the node powers on, select the 2nd option in the GRUB boot menu: Configuration of a single ViPR(vipr-x.x.x.x.x) Controller node.
  6. On the Cluster Configuration screen, select the appropriate ViPR node id and click Next.
  7. On the Network Configuration screen, enter the new IP address in the appropriate field and click Next.
  8. On the Deployment Confirmation screen, click Config.
  9. Wait for the "Multicasting" message at the bottom of the console next to the Config button, then power on the next ViPR Controller node.
  10. As the node powers on, right-click the node and select Open Console.
  11. On the next node, select the new VIP.
    Note: if you changed the VIP in a previous step, you will see two similar options. One has the old VIP, the other has the new VIP. Be sure to select the new VIP.
  12. Confirm the Network Configuration settings, which are prepopulated.
  13. On the Deployment Confirmation screen, click Config.
  14. Wait for the "Multicasting" message at the bottom of the console next to the Config button, then power on the next ViPR Controller node.
  15. Repeat steps 10 through 14 for the remaining nodes.
  16. When the "Multicasting" message has appeared for all nodes, select Reboot from the console, for each ViPR node.

After you finish

At this point the IP address change is complete. Note that the virtual machine will fail to boot up after an IP address change if the ViPR Controller is part of a multi-VDC (geo) configuration. In this case you would need to revert the IP address change.

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Change the IP address of EMC ViPR Controller node on Hyper-V

This section describes how to change a node IP address or VIP for a ViPR Controller virtual machine on Hyper-V.

Before you begin

This operation requires the System Administrator role in ViPR.

You need access to the SCVMM Server instance that hosts ViPR Controller.

The ViPR Controller instance must not be part of a multi-VDC configuration. Check Virtual Assets > Virtual Data Centers; there should only be one VDC listed.

Procedure

  1. From the ViPR UI, shutdown all VMs (System > Health > Shutdown All).
  2. Open the SCVMM UI on the SCVMM Server that hosts the ViPR Controller.
  3. On the SCVMM UI, right-click the ViPR Controller node whose IP address you want to change and select Power On.
  4. On the SCVMM UI, as the node powers on, right-click the node and select Connect or View > Connect via Console.
  5. On the console GRUB menu, select the 2nd option, Configuration of a single node.
  6. On the Cluster Configuration screen, select the appropriate ViPR node id and click Next.
  7. On the Network Configuration screen, enter the new IP address in the appropriate field and click Next.
  8. On the Deployment Confirmation screen, click Config.
  9. Wait for the "Multicasting" message at the bottom of the console next to the Config button, then power on the next ViPR Controller node.
  10. On the SCVMM UI, as the node powers on, right-click the node and select Connect or View > Connect via Console.
  11. On the next node, select the new VIP for the cluster configuration.
    Note: if you changed the VIP in a previous step, you will see two similar options. One has the old VIP, the other has the new VIP. Be sure to select the new VIP.
  12. Confirm the Network Configuration settings, which are prepopulated.
  13. On the Deployment Confirmation screen, click Config.
  14. Wait for the "Multicasting" message at the bottom of the console next to the Config button, then power on the next ViPR Controller node.
  15. Repeat steps 10 through 14 for the remaining nodes.
  16. When the "Multicasting" message has appeared for all nodes, select Reboot from the console, for each ViPR node.

After you finish

At this point the IP address change is complete. Note that the virtual machine will fail to boot up after an IP address change if the ViPR Controller is part of a multi-VDC (geo) configuration. In this case you would need to revert the IP address change.

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