Configuring the node using the TUI

You can use the terminal user interface (TUI) to perform initial configuration for new nodes.

About this task

You should configure the Bond1G and Bond10G interfaces for separate subnets. Bond1G and Bond10G interfaces configured for the same subnet causes routing problems when storage traffic is sent via the Bond1G interface. If you must use the same subnet for management and storage traffic, manually configure management traffic to use the Bond10G interface. You can do this for each node using the Cluster Settings page of the Element UI.

If you later change the IP address using the TUI, the top banner does not immediately display the change. If you restart the node, the banner displays the newly assigned IP address.


  1. Attach a keyboard and monitor to the node and then power on the node.
    The TUI appears on the tty1 terminal with the Network Settings tab. If a DHCP server is running on the network with available IP addresses, the 1GbE address appears in the Address field.
    Note: If the node cannot reach your configuration server, the TUI displays an error message. Check your configuration server connection or the networking connection to resolve the error.
  2. Use the on-screen navigation to configure the 1G and 10G network settings for the node.
    Tip: To enter text, press Enter on the keyboard to open edit mode. After you enter text, press Enter again to close the edit mode. To navigate between fields, use the arrow keys.
  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 configure the cluster settings for the node.
    All the nodes in a cluster must have identical cluster names. Cluster names are case-sensitive.
  6. Enter s to save the settings, and then enter y to accept the changes.
    The node is put in a pending state and can be added to an existing cluster or a new cluster.