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FlexPod Infrastructure Automation September 2016 | SL10295 Version 1.0.0

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  • FlexPod Infrastructure Automation

    September 2016 | SL10295 Version 1.0.0

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    1 Introduction to FlexPod AutomationThis lab demonstrates how to use FlexPod Automation to automate the configuration of a FlexPod (UCS Mini,Nexus Switches, Clustered Data ONTAP and ESXi). The lab showcases the automation of a real world usecase based on the Deployment Guide (FlexPod Datacenter with Cisco UCS Mini and VMware vSphere 6.0 withIP-Based Storage). The lab is designed to provide you with the knowledge to deploy and configure a FlexPodconfiguration.

    The following list identifies some key benefits of deploying FlexPod Automation:

    • Streamlines the deployment process, reducing it from weeks to minutes.• Replaces varied command-line interfaces with a single GUI.• Automatically applies best practices when configuring components.

    1 OverviewYou will gain hands-on experience with interactive provisioning and configuration of FlexPod resources. FlexPodwith Infrastructure Automation is a predesigned, best practice data center architecture that is built on the CiscoUnified Computing System (UCS), the Cisco Nexus® 9000 family of switches, and NetApp FAS2552 andoperated from a GUI to provide a simplified user experience.

    1 PrerequisitesThis is an intermediate lab, and requires a basic knowledge of clustered ONTAP, as well as familiarity with thedifferent components in the FlexPod stack.

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    2 Lab EnvironmentFigure 2-1: Lab

    Diagram

    Table 1: Table of Systems

    Host Name Operating System IP Address Username / Password

    UCSD simulator 192.168.10.110 root / cisco123

    admin / Netapp1!

    UCSPE simulator 192.168.10.105 ucspe / ucspe

    UCSD-BMA simulator 192.168.10.120 root / pxeboot

    NIS VM Appliance 192.168.10.99 root / Netapp1!

    vNX-OS-1 simulator 192.168.10.106 admin / admin

    vNX-OS-2 simulator 192.168.10.107 admin / admin

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    Host Name Operating System IP Address Username / Password

    DC1 Windows Server 2012 R2 192.168.0.253 DEMO\administrator /Netapp1!

    JUMPHOST Windows Server 2012 R2 192.168.0.5 DEMO\administrator /Netapp1!

    VC1 Windows Server 2012 R2 192.168.0.31 DEMO\administrator /Netapp1!

    ESX1 vSphere ESX 6.0 192.168.10.51 root / Netapp1!

    ESX2 vSphere ESX 6.0 192.168.10.52 root / Netapp1!

    ESX3 vSphere ESX 6.0 192.168.10.53 root / Netapp1!

    ESX4 vSphere ESX 6.0 192.168.10.54 root / Netapp1!

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    3 Getting StartedIn a real customer environment, you would connect your web client computer and all of the FlexPod networkcables (12) to your network switch. The lab handles this network connection and client computer and startsonce you have successfully powered up everything. You can access Cisco UCS Director by browsing tohttp://192.168.10.110 from your client computer.

    3 Log into Cisco UCS Director1. Double-click the Chrome shortcut on your desktop.

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    2. Using Google Chrome, navigate to http://192.168.10.110.3. Enter the user name admin and password Netapp1! for Cisco’s UCS Director, click Login.

    Note: If you are presented with a screen with clouds on it, and a message that the system isstarting up, please wait 30 seconds. If that does not resolve the issue, you need to restart UCSDirector (it is not crash consistent, and will struggle to start from a LOD snapshot at times). Torestart UCS Director, you need to use the PuTTy session “UCSD”, and login with username root,and password cisco123. Issue the shutdown -r 0 command, and wait 10 minutes. At that time,go back to http://192.168.10.110 and you should be presented with a login screen.

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    3 Launch the Automation Wizard1. In the “Guided setup” window, select the FlexPod with Infrastructure Automation checkbox.2. Click Submit.

    http://192.168.10.110

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    3. Keep the default settings in the next “Guided setup” window, and click Submit. This will open the“FlexPod with Infrastructure Automation” wizard.

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    4 Lab ActivitiesThis lab contains the following lab activities:

    • Introduction to FlexPod Automation on page 2• Getting Started on page 5• Launch Automation Wizard on page 7

    • My New FlexPod• Preview Configuration• Hypervisor Software

    • Review Installation (Optional) on page 23

    4.1 Launch Automation Wizard

    4.1 Overview1. Scroll down and review the Overview.2. Press Next.

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    4.1 Apply USCD LicenseThe first step in the procedure is to provide your license for Cisco UCS Director (UCSD).

    1. In the “Apply UCSD License” page of the wizard, click Upload.

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    2. Click the Click and select a file from your computer option. This will prompt you to locate the licensefile from your local client computer.

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    3. From the Desktop, select CCUIC201510271237342190.lic file.4. Click Open.

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    5. When the file is uploaded, click Submit to add the license.

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    6. Click Next.

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    4.1 My New FlexPod1. Due to networking limitations within the lab infrastructure, the inputs allowed for this lab are more

    restrictive than they would be in an end user’s environment. Because of these limitations, you must usethe following inputs when completing the wizard.

    • FlexPod Name and Password

    • FlexPod Name — Insight2016• Password — Netapp1!

    • Management Network

    • Starting IP — 192.168.0.200• Subnet Mask — 255.255.255.0• Gateway — 192.168.0.1

    • Server Provisioning

    • Number of Hosts — 4

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    • Management Network Services

    • NTP Server — 192.168.0.253• DNS Servers — 192.168.0.253• DNS Domain Name — flexpod.com• DNS Search Domains — flexpod.com, netapp.com, cisco.com

    • Network Proxy Services

    • Leave blank2. After you enter the inputs, click Next.

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    4.1 Preview Configuration1. Review the auto generated values by scrolling down, and click Next.

    Note: Because of networking limitations within the lab infrastructure, do not change any of thevalues presented in the “Preview Configuration” window.

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    4.1 Hypervisor SoftwareFlexPod with Infrastructure Automation will automatically install and configure hypervisor software on your CiscoUCS servers. Due to licensing and distribution limitations, end-users must provide their own ESXi ISO image. Theimage should be readily available to your client computer.

    1. On the “Hypervisor Software” page of the wizard, click Upload.

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    2. Click the option Click and select a file from your computer. This will prompt you to locate the ISOimage from your local client computer.

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    3. Select your ESXi v6.0 installation ISO image (VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.0.0-2494585.x86_64.iso)from the Desktop.

    4. To select the file click Open.

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    5. When the file is uploaded, click Submit.

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    6. Click Next.

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    7. Review the configuration in teh Final Review, and click Submit.

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    8. Clicking the Submit button launches a series of automation scripts. As each step in the processcompletes, you will see it change from blue to green.

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    9. When all steps are complete, your new FlexPod will be successfully provisioned!

    Note: This process may take up to 30 minutes to complete. While you wait you may want toreview the References section of this document.

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    4.2 Review Installation (Optional)

    FlexPod with Infrastructure Automation creates a number of clustered ONTAP objects that you can view inSystem Manager. To review the configuration please log into System Manager.

    4.2 Login to System Manager1. From Chrome, enter the Cluster management address:

    • https://192.168.0.2082. Click ADVANCED.3. Click Proceed to 192.168.0.208....

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    4. Enter credentials

    • Username — admin• Password — Netapp1!

    5. Click Sign In.

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    6. Expand the Cluster tab then select Storage > Aggregates.

    From this pane, you can determine that the automation created four aggregates (2 Data, and 2 Root).

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    7. Under the “Cluster” tab, expand Configuration, then select Network.8. Select the Network Interfaces tab.

    In this pane you can review the network interfaces created by the automation using the range provided inthe UCSD Wizard. The NFS data LIFs were used to mount two volumes on each of the ESXi hosts.

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    9. Expand the Storage Virtual Machines tab, then the NFS SVM (Insight2016-nfs).10. Select Storage > Volumes.

    FlexPod with Infrastructure Automation created two volumes to be used as datastores in vCenter.

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    4.2 Final StepThe final configuration step is to associate the ESXi hosts to a vCenter. Each host contains two datastores thatwere created by FlexPod Infrastructure Automation.

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    1. Log into vCenter from Chrome, enter https://192.168.10.31/vsphere-client.2. Select ADVANCED.3. Select Proceed to vc1....

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    4. Enter DEMO\Administrator as the user name, and Netapp1! as the password.5. Click Login.

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    4.2 Create a new Datacenter1. Select the Hosts and Clusters icon.

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    2. Right click VC1, and select New Datacenter.

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    3. Enter a name for the new datacenter.4. Click OK.

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    4.2 Add ESXi Hosts to vCenter1. Right click the newly created Datacenter, and select Add Host.

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    2. Enter 192.168.0.214 for the IP address, then select Next.

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    3. Enter root for the user name, and Netapp1! for the password, click Next.

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    4. Click Yes.

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    5. Select Next at the “Host” summary screen.

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    6. Select any license from the panel, then click Next.

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    7. Select Next at the “Lockdown mode” screen.

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    8. Select Next at the “VM location” screen.

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    9. Review the details, and select Finish.

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    10. Repeat the process for the other ESXi hosts:

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    • 192.168.0.215• 192.168.0.216• 192.168.0.217

    11. Review the ESXi details by selecting one of the newly added hosts, then clicking the Related Objectstab.

    12. Select the Datastore tab.13. From this screen you can verify that the automation successfully created two datastores using

    “_fas_01_vmStorage” and “_fas_02_vmStorage”.

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    Your setup is now complete, and ready for VMs to be created on your FlexPod datastores.

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    5 Lab LimitationsThis lab uses a completely virtualized environment (as listed in the next section). Regardless of the limits imposedby the virtualized environment, this lab provides a good approximation of the end-user experience with FlexPodwith Infrastructure Automation (FPIA). One major benefit of virtualization is that the automation runs in about halfof the time required by real hardware.

    5 Software• Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3.2• NetApp Integration Software (NIS) 1.02• Cisco UCS platform emulator (UCSPE) – 3.1• Cisco UCS Director 5.4.0.0 appliance• Cisco Bare Metal Agent X.X• vCenter and ESXi 6.0

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    6 ReferencesThe following sources were used as reference for this lab guide:

    • Demo Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50l0QxI-tG0• Installation Guidehttp://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/unified_computing/ucs/UCS_CVDs/

    flexpod_automation_ucsmini.html• Cisco CSPhttp://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/datacenter/csp_2100/quick_start/

    b_Cisco_CSP_2100_Quick_Start_1_0.htmlhttp://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/switches/cloud-services-platform-2100/tsd-products-support-install-and-upgrade.html

    • Cisco UCS Director:http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/servers-unified-computing/ucs-director/products-installation-and-configuration-guides-list.html

    • FlexPod Automation Based CVD:http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/unified_computing/ucs/UCS_CVDs/flexpod_ucsmini_esxi55_ip.html

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50l0QxI-tG0http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/unified_computing/ucs/UCS_CVDs/flexpod_automation_ucsmini.htmlhttp://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/unified_computing/ucs/UCS_CVDs/flexpod_automation_ucsmini.htmlhttp://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/datacenter/csp_2100/quick_start/b_Cisco_CSP_2100_Quick_Start_1_0.htmlhttp://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/datacenter/csp_2100/quick_start/b_Cisco_CSP_2100_Quick_Start_1_0.htmlhttp://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/switches/cloud-services-platform-2100/tsd-products-support-install-and-upgrade.htmlhttp://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/switches/cloud-services-platform-2100/tsd-products-support-install-and-upgrade.htmlhttp://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/servers-unified-computing/ucs-director/products-installation-and-configuration-guides-list.htmlhttp://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/servers-unified-computing/ucs-director/products-installation-and-configuration-guides-list.htmlhttp://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/unified_computing/ucs/UCS_CVDs/flexpod_ucsmini_esxi55_ip.htmlhttp://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/unified_computing/ucs/UCS_CVDs/flexpod_ucsmini_esxi55_ip.html

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    7 Version History

    Version Date Document Version History

    1.4.0 May 2015 Initial Release

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    1 Introduction to FlexPod Automation2 Lab Environment3 Getting Started4 Lab Activities4.1 Launch Automation Wizard4.2 Review Installation (Optional)

    5 Lab Limitations6 References7 Version History