Adding the storage node to the cluster for NetApp HCI 1.0, 1.1, and 1.2

After you install the storage node into the chassis, you must configure the node before you can add it back to the cluster. You also must add the drives back to the cluster. If you are using versions of NetApp HCI 1.3 and later, you will be able to add the node to the cluster by using the NetApp Deployment Engine (NDE) user interface (UI) or NetApp Hybrid Cloud Control (only for NetApp HCI 1.6P1 and later).

Before you begin

  • You have installed the new storage node, and have reconnected the network cables.
  • You have a console or keyboard, video, mouse (KVM).
  • You have the network and cluster information necessary to configure the node.

About this task

When you install the node, the terminal user interface (TUI) displays the fields necessary to configure the node. You must enter the necessary configuration information for the node before you proceed with adding the node to the cluster.
Note: You must use the TUI to configure static network information as well as cluster information.

If you were using out-of-band management, you must configure it on the new node.

Steps

  1. Attach a keyboard and monitor to the node.
    The TUI appears on the tty1 terminal with the Network Settings tab.
  2. Use the on-screen navigation to configure the Bond1G and Bond10G network settings for the node.
    You must enter the following information for Bond1G:
    • IP address. You can reuse the Management IP address from the failed node.
    • Subnet mask. If you do not know, your network administrator can provide this information.
    • Gateway address. If you do not know, your network administrator can provide this information.
    You must enter the following information for Bond10G:
    • IP address. You can reuse the Storage IP address from the failed node.
    • Subnet mask. If you do not know, your network administrator can provide this information.
  3. Enter s to save the settings, and then enter y to accept the changes.
  4. Enter c to navigate to the Cluster tab.
  5. Use the on-screen navigation to set the hostname and cluster for the node.
    Note: If you want to change the default hostname to the name of the node you removed, you must do it now.
    Tip: It is best to use the same name for the new node as the node you replaced to avoid confusion in the future.
  6. Enter s to save the settings.
    The cluster membership changes from Available to Pending.
  7. In NetApp Element Plug-in for vCenter Server, click NetApp Element Management > Cluster > Nodes.
  8. Select Pending from the drop-down list to view the list of available nodes.
  9. Select the node you want to add, and click Add.
    Note: It might take up to 15 minutes for the node to be added to the cluster and displayed under Nodes > Active.
  10. Click Drives.
  11. Select Available from the drop-down list to view the available drives.
  12. Select the drives you want to add, and click Add.