2016-12-13 04:46 AM
I want to create 8.2.3 multinode cluster simulator, in which I am able to create a single node without changing default serial number. Then I have started to create a second node but in which we have to change serial number (defined in license.txt) but after that I am not able to join this node into cluster.
Is there any document available for specific to this version (8.2.3)?
2016-12-13 06:37 AM
I didn't find a link for the 8.2.3 Setuo Guide, but it shouldn't be any different from other versions.
(I still have a copy of the 8.2.1 Setup guide, but didn't want to post it.)
You need to change the nvram.sysid as well as the serial number of the second node:
10. Change the Serial Number and System ID for this node:
VLOADER> setenv SYS_SERIAL_NUM 4034389-06-2
VLOADER> setenv bootarg.nvram.sysid 4034389062
11. Verify that the information was saved correctly by entering the following two commands:
VLOADER> printenv SYS_SERIAL_NUM
VLOADER> printenv bootarg.nvram.sysid
I hope this response has been helpful to you.
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2016-12-13 09:43 PM
I have already changed these both parameters for second node but after that It should ask for this option:
Do you want to create a new cluster or join an existing cluster?
for joining we have to choose "join" but it is not asking for this option
2016-12-13 11:33 PM
8.2.3 should boot into cluster setup after doing the option 4 install. If you are not getting that, it might be helpful to know what you are seeing, or which prompt you are getting.
For example, if you're at the loader:
The you need to boot_ontap
If you're getting a login prompt:
Then try admin with no password
then run 'cluster setup'
If you're getting a bootloop, then press ctrl-c when prompted and do an option 4 install.
A few other cases might be solved by just creating a new VM from the original tgz archive.
2016-12-14 11:37 PM
I have a bunch of them running on esxi6, so probably not.
But, check that both network adapter 0 and 1 are on the same vswitch and portgroup. For testing you can create a local vswitch and connect them up there.