Configuring networking

You must add the node (host) back into the cluster and configure networking so that the node is synchronized with the other nodes in the cluster. You can do this in the VMware vSphere Web Client.

Steps

  1. In the VMware vSphere Web Client, click Hosts and Clusters.
  2. Right-click the cluster that you want to add the node to, and select Add Host.
    The wizard guides you through adding the host.
    Note: When you are asked to enter the user name and password, use the following credentials:
    • User name: root
    • Password: The password you configured in the NetApp Deployment Engine when you set up NetApp HCI
    It might take a few minutes for the node to get added to the cluster. After the process is complete, the newly added node is listed under the cluster.
  3. Select the node, and click Manage > Networking > Virtual switches, and perform the following steps:
    1. Select vSwitch0.
      You should see only vSwitch0 listed in the table that is displayed.
    2. In the graphic that is displayed, select VM Network, and click the X icon to remove the VM Network port group.
      In this screenshot from the vSphere Web Client, the VM Network is selected.
    3. Confirm the action.
    4. Select vSwitch0 and click the pencil icon to edit the settings.
    5. In the vSwitch0 - Edit settings window, click Teaming and failover.
    6. Ensure that vmnic3 is listed under Standby adapters, and click OK.
    7. In the graphic that is displayed, select Management Network, and click the pencil icon to edit the settings.
      In this figure, the Management Network is selected to be edited for vSwitch0.
    8. In the Management Network - Edit settings window, click Teaming and failover.
    9. Move vmnic3 to Standby adapters by using the arrow icon, and click OK.
  4. From the Actions drop-down menu, click Add Networking and enter the following details in the window that is displayed:
    1. For connection type, select Virtual Machine Port Group for a Standard Switch, and click Next.
    2. For target device, select the option to add a new standard switch, and click Next.
    3. Click the + icon.
    4. In the Add Physical Adapters to Switch window, select vmnic0 and vmnic4, and click OK.
      vmnic0 and vmnic4 are now listed under Active adapters.
    5. Click Next.
    6. Under connection settings, verify that VM Network is the network label, and click Next.
    7. If you are ready to proceed, click Finish.
    vSwitch1 is displayed in the list of virtual switches.
  5. Select vSwitch1, and click the pencil icon to edit the settings as follows:
    1. Under Properties, set MTU to 9000, and click OK.
  6. In the graphic that is displayed, select VM Network, and click the pencil icon to edit the settings as follows:
    1. Click Security, and make the following selections:
      In this figure, the security selections for the VM network are shown.
    2. Click Teaming and failover, and select the Override checkbox.
    3. Move vmnic0 to Standby adapters by using the arrow icon.
    4. Click OK.
  7. With vSwitch1 selected, from the Actions drop-down menu, click Add Networking and enter the following details in the window that is displayed:
    1. For connection type, select VMkernel Network Adapter, and click Next.
    2. For target device, select the option to use an existing standard switch, browse to vSwitch1, and click Next.
    3. Under port properties, change the network label to vMotion, select the checkbox for vMotion traffic under Enable services, and click Next.
    4. Under IPv4 settings, provide the IPv4 information, and click Next.
      The IP address you enter here is the vMotion IP address that you copied earlier.
    5. If you are ready to proceed, click Finish.
  8. In the graphic that is displayed, select vMotion, and click the pencil icon to edit the settings as follows:
    1. Click Security, and make the following selections:
      In this figure, the security selections for the VM network are shown.
    2. Click Teaming and failover, and select the Override checkbox.
    3. Move vmnic4 to Standby adapters by using the arrow icon.
    4. Click OK.
  9. With vSwitch1 selected, from the Actions drop-down menu, click Add Networking and enter the following details in the window that is displayed:
    1. For connection type, select VMkernel Network Adapter, and click Next.
    2. For target device, select the option to add a new standard switch, and click Next.
    3. Click the + icon.
    4. In the Add Physical Adapters to Switch window, select vmnic1 and vmnic5, and click OK.
      vmnic1 and vmnic5 are now listed under Active adapters.
    5. Click Next
    6. Under port properties, change the network label to iSCSI-B, and click Next.
    7. Under IPv4 settings, provide the IPv4 information, and click Next.
      The IP address you enter here is the iSCSI-B IP address that you copied earlier.
    8. If you are ready to proceed, click Finish.
    vSwitch2 is displayed in the list of virtual switches.
  10. Select vSwitch2, and click the pencil icon to edit the settings as follows:
    1. Under Properties, set MTU to 9000, and click OK.
  11. In the graphic that is displayed, select iSCSI-B, and click the pencil icon to edit the settings as follows:
    1. Click Security, and make the following selections:
      In this figure, the security selections for the VM network are shown.
    2. Click Teaming and failover, and select the Override checkbox.
    3. Move vmnic1 to Unused adapters by using the arrow icon.
    4. Click OK.
  12. From the Actions drop-down menu, click Add Networking and enter the following details in the window that is displayed:
    1. For connection type, select VMkernel Network Adapter, and click Next.
    2. For target device, select the option to use an existing standard switch, browse to vSwitch2, and click Next.
    3. Under port properties, change the network label to iSCSI-A, and click Next.
    4. Under IPv4 settings, provide the IPv4 information, and click Next.
      The IP address you enter here is the iSCSI-A IP address that you copied earlier.
    5. If you are ready to proceed, click Finish.
  13. In the graphic that is displayed, select iSCSI-A, and click the pencil icon to edit the settings as follows:
    1. Click Security, and make the following selections:
      In this figure, the security selections for the VM network are shown.
    2. Click Teaming and failover, and select the Override checkbox.
    3. Move vmnic5 to Unused adapters by using the arrow icon.
    4. Click OK.
  14. With the newly added node selected and the Manage tab open, and click Storage > Storage Adapters, and perform the following steps:
    1. Click the + icon and select Software iSCSI Adapter.
    2. To add the iSCSI adapter, click OK in the dialog box.
    3. Under Storage Adapters, select the iSCSI adapter, and from the Properties tab, copy the iSCSI Name.
      In this figure, the IQN string of the iSCSI adapter is highlighted.
      Note: You need the iSCSI Name when you create the initiator.
  15. Perform the following steps in the NetApp SolidFire vCenter Plug-in:
    1. Click Management > Initiators > Create.
    2. Select Create a Single Initiator.
    3. Enter the IQN address you copied earlier in the IQN/WWPN field.
    4. Click OK.
    5. Click Bulk Actions, and select Add to Volume Access Group.
    6. Select NetApp HCI, and click Add.
  16. In the VMware vSphere Web Client, under Storage Adapters, select the iSCSI adapter, and perform the following steps:
    1. Under Adapter Details, click Targets > Dynamic Discovery > Add.
    2. Enter the SVIP IP address in the iSCSI Server field.
      Note: To get the SVIP IP address, click NetApp Element Management, and copy the SVIP IP address.
      Leave the default port number as is. It should be 3260.
    3. Click OK.
      A message recommending a rescan of the storage adapter is displayed.
    4. Click the rescan icon.
      In this figure, the rescan icon under storage adapters is highlighted.
    5. Under Adapter Details, click Network Port Binding, and click the + icon.
    6. Select the check boxes for iSCSI-B and iSCSI-A, and click OK.
      A message recommending a rescan of the storage adapter is displayed.
    7. Click the rescan icon.
      After the rescan is complete, verify if the volumes in the cluster are visible on the new compute node (host).