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Adding resources

UCP Advisor can automatically register and configure UCP hyperconverged or converged infrastructure resources in a single workflow using a CSV file. If necessary, you can also add individual resources manually.

User permissions

Users must be assigned administrator-level permissions to manage servers, switches, storage, and chassis hardware within UCP Advisor, as shown in the following table. Note that the name of the administrator role differs according to the resource type.

Resources Permission
Server Administrator
Switch network-admin
Storage Administrator User Group
Chassis Administrators

Automatically adding resources using a CSV file

Users with administrator-level permissions can use a CSV file to automatically add a chassis (for UCP 4000 systems) and multiple storage, compute, and network switch devices.

Before you begin

Verify that you have administrator-level permissions for the resource you want to add.

You must have a CSV file prepared that specifies the chassis (for UCP 4000 systems) and provides the configuration details on how various storage, switch, and compute devices are to be brought onboard. In most cases, a CSV file has already been prepared during the installation process, but you can edit this file, or create a new one, to add devices or change the configuration. A sample spreadsheet is located in the installation folder (C:\Program Files\Hitachi\UCP Advisor\Documentation\UCPAdvisorOnBoardSheet.csv). Manually enter the connection information for the devices, then save the configuration as a CSV file. Verify that the user names have the appropriate administrator-level permissions and the passwords only contain allowed characters.

Procedure

  1. In the Navigator window, click Administration.

  2. Click the Onboard tab.

  3. Click Select Worksheet, then browse to the CSV file for the devices you want to onboard.

  4. Click Upload.

    The configuration details for the devices are uploaded and shown in the Devices to be Onboarded pane.
  5. Verify the device details.

  6. Click On Board.

Manually adding resources

In most cases, the chassis (for UCP 4000 systems), and other devices for your site, were specified during the installation process and are automatically loaded through a CSV configuration file. However, you can manually add a chassis, or other storage, network, and compute devices as needed.

Adding a chassis

Users with administrator-level permissions can manually add, edit, or remove a Hitachi Compute Blade 500 (CB 500) chassis for a UCP 4000 system managed by UCP Advisor.

Before you begin

Verify you have administrator-level permissions for adding a chassis.

Procedure

  1. In the Navigator window, click Administration.

  2. Click the Compute tab.

  3. Click the Add Chassis Device icon.

  4. In the Add Chassis Device dialog box, enter the configuration details for the chassis being added:

    • Management IP Address: IP address for the management node associated with the chassis being added.
    • Username: Username of an account with administrative access for adding the chassis.
    • Password: Password that corresponds to the specified account in the Username field.
  5. Click Submit.

    Dialog for onboarding SVP and subtasks for onboarding blades.
    NoteYou need to use the Edit Chassis Device dialog to enter the ESXi host information after the blades are onboarded.

Results

The new chassis and specified blades are brought on-board and are reflected in the list of devices.

To remove a chassis, click the Remove Chassis Device icon, select the chassis to be removed, then confirm the removal. When a chassis is removed, all associated blades are also removed.

Adding a compute node

Users with administrator-level permissions can manually add a compute node to be managed by UCP Advisor.

Before you begin

Verify you have administrator-level permissions for adding a compute node.

Procedure

  1. In the Navigator window, click Administration.

  2. Click the Compute tab.

  3. Click the Add Compute Device icon.

  4. In the Add Compute Device dialog box, enter the compute node details:

    • Hostname or IP Address: Host name or IP address for the compute device being added.
      NoteOnly the IP address is supported in the current version. The addition of individual HB3/HB4 blade servers is not currently supported.
    • Username: User name identifying the user adding the compute device.
    • Password: Password for the user adding the compute device.
    • ESXi INFO: Optional ESXi host name or IP address and credential information.

Results

The new compute device is brought on-board and reflected in the list of devices.

Adding a storage system

Users with administrator-level permissions can manually add a storage system to be managed by UCP Advisor.

Before you begin

Verify you have administrator-level permissions for adding a storage system.

Procedure

  1. In the Navigator window, click Administration.

  2. Click the Storage tab.

  3. Click the Add Storage System icon.

  4. In the Add Storage System dialog box, enter the storage system details.

    • Serial Number: Serial number for the storage system being added.
    • Management IP Address: IP address for the storage system being added.
    • Username: User name identifying the user adding the storage system. The user must belong to the user group that has administrator privileges to create user accounts.
    • Password: Password for the user adding the storage system. The password can have alphanumeric characters and the following symbols: hyphen (-), period (.), at mark (@), underscore (_), backslash (\), and comma (,).
    • Controller IPs: Controller IP addresses for controller <1/2> ( VSP G/F350, G/F370, G/F700, G/F900 storage systems only).

Results

The new storage device is brought on-board, as reflected in the list of devices.

Adding a network switch

Users with administrator-level permissions can manually add a network switch to UCP Advisor.

Before you begin

Verify you have administrator-level permissions for adding a network switch.

Procedure

  1. In the Navigator window, click Administration.

  2. Click the Compute tab.

  3. Click the Add Switch icon.

  4. In the Add Switch dialog box, enter the appropriate details for the switch being added:

    • Hostname or IP Address: Host name or IP address for the switch being added.
      NoteOnly IP address is currently supported.
    • Switch Type: This can be one of the following:
      • Ethernet
      • Ethernet Management (management switch)
      • Fibre Channel
    • Username: Name of the user adding the switch.
    • Password: Password for the user adding the switch.

Results

The new switch device is brought on-board, as reflected in the list of devices.