-- MikeGore - 2014-03-28

Novo BladeCenter Management Notes

Novo BladeCenter Management Interface - Remote Control, Remote Console, Network, Configuration, etc

  • All Blade Managment tasks and remote console access cab be done via this Web Interface
  • See: Novo Management Interface NOVOMGT
  • Quick Summary:
    • https://novo-mgmt.cs.uwaterloo.ca
      • Userid: cscfadm, password (2017 version same as cscf-adm- see password safe)
      • Remote Video KVM requires IE under windows with Sun Java
    • Console:
      • Blade Tasks
      • Remote Control
      • Start Remote Control BUTTON
      • (Pick NODE from dropdown to right of Video Icon - on top center toolbar)
        • Double Click in screen to activate the window
    • Power:
      • Blade Tasks
      • Remote Control
      • Start Remote Control BUTTON (A new windows Will Pop Up - say continue if you see a security warning)
      • (Pick NODE from dropdown to right of Video Icon - on top center toolbar)
        • Click on Power Control Icon dropdown
        • Choose Power ON or OFF
          • Note: The following will NOT work: Restart, Shutdown, Shutdown with NMI (MNI does not waits for the OS to respond)

Network Connections

  • Notes: All this Documentation assumes we are looking at the back of the NOVO Cluster

Management Connection

  • dc2303a-cs1a Port 44, vlan 1896 - connects to rear bottom center network jack on Novo Cluster
    • Note: This connection is Hard Wired Internally to all switches and devices (can not be undone by rule sets)

Blade Center Switches and Connections

  • Network Connections Left Side of Rack, Top Down
  • novo1.cs.uaterloo.ca Top set of 4 ports EXT1-4 (top/down)
    • Hard Wired Internally to ETH0 on ALL NODES
    • Programmed Use: UW Vlans 7 and 170
  • novo2.cs.uwaterloo.ca Bottom set of 4 ports EXT1-4 (top/down)
    • Hard Wired Internally to ETH1 on ALL NODES
    • Programmed Use: Private Network 192.168.8.0/24

Switch Password Change

  • DASHBOARD -> BNT Layer 2/3 Copper Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module -> System ->User Table
  • Note: For some totally bizarre reason the password can *NOT be changed in the CONFIGURE* tab!!!

novo-sw1.cs port connections to Campus Network

Feeds eth0 on all nodes
  • Network Connections Left Side of Rack, Top Down
  • Login: admin (cscf-adm 2013 password version)
  • Connections
    dc2303a-cs1a Port Blade Center Switch 1 Port Port Name Vlan
    NC 1 EXT1 1
    36 n2 EXT2 170
    35 3 EXT3 7
    NC 4 EXT4 1

novo-sw2.cs port connections to Campus Network

Feeds eth1 on all nodes
  • Network Connections Left Side of Rack, Top Down
  • Login admin (cscf-adm 2013 password version)
  • Connections
    dc2303a-cs1a Port Blade Center Switch 2 Port Port Name Vlan
    NC 1 EXT1 1668
    NC 2 EXT2 1
    NC 3 EXT3 1
    NC 4 EXT4 1

Vlan Management

  • CONFIGURE -> BNT Layer 2/3 Copper Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module -> Layer 2 -> Virtual Lans
  • Vlan: 1 - default lan that attached to everything that does NOT have a configuration
  • Vlan 4095 Hardwired Management Vlan - we have it attached to 1896 via novo-mgmt.cs.uwaterloo.ca on Port 44

Port Management

  • CONFIGURE -> BNT Layer 2/3 Copper Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module -> Layer 2 -> Switch Ports
  • INT1-INT10 connects to NODE1 .. NODE10 respectively
  • nono-sw1.cs.uwaterloo.ca manages eth0 on the nodes - this is FIXED and can NOT be changed!
  • nono-sw2.cs.uwaterloo.ca manages eth1 on the nodes - this is FIXED and can NOT be changed!

Management Interface Navigation Screenshots

Note: Remove KVM console requires Internet Explorer under Windows
  • novo-mgmt-cs.uwaterloo.ca
    • Login: cscfadm
    • Password: (2013 version password)

Blade_Tasks

Power/Restart

Left Side Panel, Blade Tasks -> Power/Restart
  1. ) Power_Restart

Remote Control

Left Side Panel, Blade Tasks -> Remote Control
  1. ) Remote_Control
  2. ) Host_Select
  3. ) Host_Login

MM Control

Left Side Panel, MM Control
  1. ) Login_Profiles

IO Module Tasks

Left Side Panel, IO Module Tasks
  • Configuration -> Slot 1 Address for novo-sw1.cs.uwaterloo.ca
    • Switch Interface for UW Lans
  • Configuration -> Slot 1 Address for novo-sw2.cs.uwaterloo.ca
    • Switch Interface for Private Lans
  • Configuration -> Slot 1 Address for novo-fc1.cs.uwaterloo.ca
    • SAS Interface
  • Configuration -> Slot 1 Address for novo-fc1.cs.uwaterloo.ca
    • SAS* interface

  1. ) Configuration

SAS Disk Configuration

  • novo-fc1.cs.uwaterloo.ca
    • Login: USERID (yes I know, the userid is USERID and can not be altered)
    • Password: (2013 version password for cscf-adm)
  • novo-fc2.cs.uwaterloo.ca
    • Login: USERID (yes I know, the userid is USERID and can not be altered)
    • Password: (2013 version password for cscf-adm)

Storage management (BIF and Ceras) IBM blades center.

  • Raid 5 (2 spares disks) 20 TB. as follow:
    • 1 array (raid 5)
    • 1 volume for /home (/u) 5 TB backed up
    • 1 /scratch volume 10 TB
    • Free space (reserve) 5 TB.
    • Block writing I/O in OS.

  1. ) From storage management client, connect to Storage module
    • Create an array:
      • Raid x ==> x disks + 1 or 2 spares (min 3)
      • Raid 1 ==> 2 disks, 1 can be used with two partitions.

  1. ) Create a volume ==> name
  2. ) Assign to a group
    • Add Host(s) ===> HBa/HBb and LUN (lun may be automaticlay detected).

  1. ) From MM or switch connected to the storage manager
    • Create zone set * Create alias for blades (see naming) * In zone set: * Create zone (s) * Insert alias * Apply * Save * Activate, Change from list "new zone set".

Documenation

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PDFpdf ApplicationGuideL2-3_AG_5-1.pdf manage 2787.4 K 2014-03-28 - 15:19 MikeGore BLADEOS™ Application Guide BNT Layer2/3 GbE Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter® Version 5.1
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PDFpdf BladeCenterInstallGuide.pdf manage 2475.8 K 2014-03-28 - 15:17 MikeGore BladeCenter E Type 8677 Installation and User’s Guide
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Topic revision: r3 - 2018-09-07 - MikeGore
 
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