ViPR 2.2 - Configure and Add Vblock Compute Systems to ViPR

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Overview

ViPR System Administrators can learn about ViPR support requirements, prerequisite information to prepare Vblock Compute Systems (Cisco Unified Computing System™ (UCS)) and the steps to add a UCS to ViPR.

Support requirements

See the ViPRSupport Matrix on the EMC Community Network (community.emc.com) for the UCS versions supported by ViPR.

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ViPR configuration requirements for Vblock compute systems

Review the following before adding a compute system to ViPR.

Cisco Unified Computing System Manager(UCSM)

Private OS Install Network VLAN ID

You will need the VLAN ID for the OS Install Network. The OS Install Network is the second network provided when the compute image server was deployed.

The OS Install Network is a private VLAN for operating system (OS) installation. The OS Install Network is used by ViPR during provisioning for communication between the hosts and the ViPR compute image server. Since ViPR utilizes a PXE boot process, a DHCP server is used and must be isolated from the customer network. During provisioning, the compute blades communicate with the image server and the operating system installation is performed over the OS Install Network. Once the OS installation is complete for a given host, the OS Install Network is no longer used to communicate to that host.

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Add a Vblock compute system to ViPR

Use the Add Vblock Compute Systems page to add a Vblock compute system (UCS) to ViPR.

Before you begin

This operation can only be performed by ViPR System Administrators.

Procedure

  1. Go to the Physical Assets > Vblock Compute Systems page.
  2. Click Add.
  3. Complete the following fields.
    Option Description
    Name The name to identify the compute system in ViPR.
    Type The type of compute system.
    IP Address IP address of the compute system.
    Use SSL Enable to use SSL.
    Port Leave the default, or enter the port for ViPR to connect with the compute system .
    OS Install Network The OS Install Network is a private VLAN for operating system (OS) installation. The OS Install Network is used by ViPR during provisioning for communication between the hosts and the ViPR compute image server. Since ViPR utilizes a PXE boot process, a DHCP server is used and must be isolated from the customer network. During provisioning, the compute blades communicate with the image server and the operating system installation is performed over the OS Install Network. Once the OS installation is complete for a given host, the OS Install Network is no longer used to communicate to that host.
    User credentials The credentials ViPR will use to access the compute system element manager, for example UCS Manager for UCS. The user must have administrator privileges.
  4. Click Save.
    The Vblock compute system is added to the Vblock Compute Systems page.
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ViPR discovery of Vblock compute systems

Once the Vblock compute system is added to ViPR, ViPR automatically discovers the compute system and the compute system resources as follows:

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Deregister UCS blades

After the Vblock compute system is successfully added, and discovered by ViPR, you can deregister available blades that you do not want managed by ViPR.

Before you begin

Procedure

  1. Go to the Physical Assets > Vblock Compute System page.
  2. Locate the compute system for which you will deregister blades.
  3. In the row of the compute system, click Blades in the Edit column.
  4. Select the blades to deregister.
  5. Click Deregister.
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Vblock System configuration in ViPR

You must add each Vblock system component to ViPR as an individual physical asset: Compute (UCS), Storage System, and Networks. Once all of the physical assets of the Vblock system have been added to ViPR, you can set up storage visibility using the ViPR virtual arrays. After configuring virtual arrays, you can configure ViPR compute virtual pools.

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