Setting up a cluster by using the template file

You can use the template file that is provided in System Manager to set up a cluster by creating a cluster, setting up the node management and cluster management networks, and then setting up the AutoSupport messages and event notifications. You can download the template file in .xlsx format or .csv format.

About this task

Steps

  1. Open the web browser, and then enter the node management IP address that you have configured: https://node-management-IP
    • If you have set up the credentials for the cluster, the Login page is displayed.

      You must enter the credentials to log in.

    • If you have not set up the credentials for the cluster, the Guided Setup window is displayed.
  2. Download the .xlsx template file or the .csv template file.
  3. Provide all the required values in the template file, and save the file.
    Note:
    • Do not edit any other column in the template other than Value.
    • Do not change the version of the template file.
  4. Click Browse, and select the updated template file.
    • You can upload the template file only in the .csv format. If you have downloaded the template file in .xlsx format, you must save the file as a .csv file, and then upload the file.
    • You must ensure that the encoding used for this file is UTF8. If not, the values will not be read.
  5. Click Upload.
    The details that you have provided in the template file are used to complete the cluster setup process.
  6. Click the Guided Setup icon to view the details for the cluster.
  7. Verify the details in the Cluster window, and then click Submit and Continue.
    You can edit the cluster details, if required.
    If you log in to the Cluster window for the second time, the Feature Licenses field is enabled by default. You can add new feature license keys or retain the pre-populated license keys.
  8. Verify the details in the Network window, and then click Submit and Continue.
    You can edit the network details, if required.
  9. Verify the details in the Support window, and then click Submit and Continue.
    You can edit the support details, if required.
  10. Verify the details in the Storage window, and then create aggregates or exit the cluster setup:
    If you want to... Then...
    Exit cluster setup without provisioning storage and creating an SVM Click Skip this step.
    Provision storage using aggregates and create an SVM Click Submit and Continue.
    You can edit the support details, if required.
  11. If you have clicked Skip this step on the Storage window, view the details on the Summary window, and then click Manage your Cluster to launch System Manager.
  12. If you have clicked Submit and Continue on the Storage window, verify the details in the SVM window, and then click Submit and Continue.
    You can edit the SVM details, if required.
  13. Verify all the details in the Summary window, and then click Provision an Application to provision storage for applications, or click Manage your Cluster to complete the cluster setup process and launch System Manager, or click Export Configuration to download the configuration file.