everRun Enterprise Quick Start Guide

everRun Enterprise Quick Start Guide
everRun Enterprise Quick Start Guide
Use this Quick Start Guide to get your everRun Enterprise system up and running as quickly as possible.
An everRun Enterprise system requires two x86-64 host servers (referred to as physical machines, or PMs) that
can support multiple virtual machines (VMs), and a remote management computer that can run the everRun
Availability Console. This guide explains how to set up your PMs and guides you through the basic installation
and start-up tasks, including:
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Assembling Required Items
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Configuring Your RAID Controller
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Cabling Your System
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Burning the Software to a DVD
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Installing the everRun Enterprise Software
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Logging On to the everRun Availability Console
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Creating a Protected Virtual Machine
Note: If you need assistance during the installation process:
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Call 866-763-1813 (U.S. Toll-Free) or 602-852-3094 (International)
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Visit the everRun Enterprise Downloads and Support page at http://www.stratus.com/go/support/everrun
Step 1: Assembling Required Items
You need the following items/information:
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Two PMs that meet the requirements listed in System Requirements Overview
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Ethernet cables for each network you are connecting
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A remote management computer. This is a general-purpose PC with a supported web browser to access
the everRun Availability Console. It must be located on the same business/management network as the
PMs being installed. For details, see everRun Enterprise Availability Console Requirements.
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A monitor, keyboard, and cables, used only during the installation
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The everRun Enterprise license key you received from Stratus
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The everRun Enterprise ISO image available for download at the everRun Enterprise Downloads and
Support page at http://www.stratus.com/go/support/everrun
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From your network administrator, the IPv4 address, netmask, default gateway address, and DNS
address values for everRun Enterprise and each PM
Step 2: Configuring Your RAID Controller
Stratus strongly recommends that your everRun Enterprise system uses a storage RAID controller. The
RAID controllers in an everRun Enterprise system create logical disks from the system's physical disks, and
the logical disks are then collected into a storage group. Configuration recommendations follow:
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If the system has a single logical disk, Stratus strongly recommends that you configure the RAID controller so that logical disks presented to the host are backed by redundant physical drives.
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Stratus strongly recommends that RAID controllers have a battery-backed write cache.
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You must configure the RAID controller to boot off the first logical disk.
Step 3: Cabling Your System
Attach the following cables:
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Private network: Connect an Ethernet cable from the first embedded port on the first PM to the first
embedded port on the second PM. If you plan to use the private network as an A-Link, see A-Link and
Private Networks.
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Business/Management network: The first business network is the management network. Connect Ethernet cables from the second embedded port on each PM, through a network switch to a network, and
connect the remote management computer to this network.
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A-Link network(s): For each A-Link network, connect an Ethernet cable from any unused port on the first
PM to any unused port on the second PM, either directly or through a network switch.
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Business network(s): For each business network, connect Ethernet cables from a port on the first PM to a
port on the second PM, through a network switch to a network.
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Make sure the remote management computer is connected, or routes to, the management network.
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Connect the monitor, keyboard, and mouse to the first PM. See Site and System Preparation for details.
The following illustration shows these connections:
Note: When installing software on the first PM, connect the keyboard and monitor to the first PM.
When installing software on the second PM, connect the keyboard and monitor to the second PM.
When software installation is complete, disconnect the keyboard and monitor from the system.
Step 4: Burning the Software to a DVD
Obtain the ISO image, validate it, and burn it to a DVD:
1. From any computer connected to the Internet, go to the everRun Enterprise Downloads and Support
page at http://www.stratus.com/go/support/everrun.
2. To download the everRun Enterprise software ISO image (everRun_Enterprise_install-7.x .x .x -
xx .iso), under Product Download, click everRun Enterprise 7.x.x.x ISO Image. Save the ISO image.
Occasionally a file can be corrupted during the download process. To verify that the downloaded file is
not corrupted, perform steps 3 through 7, otherwise skip to step 8.
3. To download the MSUMS file, under Product Download, click everRun Enterprise 7.x.x.x md5sum.
Save the file. This file is used to validate the downloaded ISO image to make sure that it was not corrupted during the download.
4. From the Internet, find the md5sum.exe file and download it to the directory containing the everRun
Enterprise ISO image.
5. If you have a Windows-based system, open a command prompt.
6. Go to the directory containing the md5sum.exe, md5, and ISO image files, and then type the following
command to check the ISO image's status:
On Windows: md5sum.exe -c everRun_Enterprise_install-7.x.x.x.xxx .md5
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On Linux: md5sum -c everRun_Enterprise_install-7.x.x.x.xxx .md5
7. If the command succeeds (that is, it returns the message everRun_Enterprise_install-
7.x.x.x.-xxx.iso: OK), go to the next step. If the command fails, repeat the download.
8. When the validation is complete, use a commonly available DVD application to burn the ISO image to a
DVD. For example, if you have the Roxio application installed, right click the ISO file and select the option
to burn a DVD.
For additional information, see Obtaining everRun Enterprise Software.
Step 5: Installing the everRun Enterprise Software
Allow 60 to 90 minutes to complete the everRun Enterprise software installation process.
1. Install the everRun Enterprise software on the first PM:
a. Power on the first PM and insert the DVD.
b. As the PM powers on, configure the following BIOS settings:
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Set the first boot device to the Optical Drive.
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Enable Virtualization Technology.
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Enable Execute-Disable Bit Capability.
c. From the installation software's Welcome screen, use the arrow keys to select Install everRun,
Create a new system, and press Enter.
d. From the Select interface for private Physical Machine connection screen, select the first
embedded port, em1 (if it is not already selected), and press F12.
e. From the Select interface for managing the system (ibiz0) screen, select the second embedded
port, em2 (if it is not already selected), and press F12.
f. From the Select the method to configure ibiz0 screen, select Manual configuration (Static
Address) and press F12.
Note: To perform a dynamic IP configuration, select Automatic configuration via DHCP
instead and skip to Step 1h, where you will need to write down the IPv4 address as
described in Recording the Management IP Address.
g. From the Configure em2 screen, enter the IPv4 address, netmask, default gateway address, and
DNS address values that you received from your network administrator, and then press F12.
h. No action from you is necessary until after the PM reboots. At that time, eject the DVD, connect the
keyboard/console to the second PM, and go to Step 2.
2. Install the everRun Enterprise software on the second PM:
a. Power on the second PM and insert the DVD.
b. As the PM powers on, configure the BIOS as described in Step 1b.
c. From the installation software's Welcome screen, use the arrow keys to select Replace PM, Join
system: Initialize data, and press Enter.
d. Perform Steps 1c through 1f.
e. No action from you is necessary until after the second PM reboots. At that time, eject the DVD,
disconnect the keyboard/console, and log on to the everRun Availability Console.
Step 6: Logging On to the everRun Availability Console
1. From the remote management computer, type the IP address of node0 (primary) into a browser
address bar.
2. The logon page of the everRun Availability Console appears. Enter admin for the Username and
admin for Password, and then click LOGIN.
3. The Stratus everRun Enterprise EULA appears. Read the EULA and click Accept to accept it.
4. The INITIAL CONFIGURATION page appears. Under NOTIFICATIONS, the box for Enable Support
Notifications is checked, by default. If you do not want the everRun Enterprise system to send health and
status notifications to your authorized Stratus service representative, uncheck the box. You can change
this setting later (see Configuring Remote Support Settings).
5. Under SYSTEM IP, enter the following values for the everRun Enterprise system IP configuration:
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IP Address (enter the address you obtained from your network administrator)
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NetMask
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Gateway Address
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Primary DNS
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Secondary DNS
After you have entered the values, click Continue.
6. The Portal Restart Required window appears. After waiting a minute (as indicated in the window), click
OK to refresh the console and to continue.
7. The LICENSE INFORMATION window appears. Under Upload License Key, click Browse and navigate to the license .KEY file that you received from Stratus. Select the license file and click Upload.
For security, change the default user login name and password for the admin account on the Users
& Groups page.
The everRun Availability Console appears. Bookmark or make note of the system IP address for use when
logging in to the console in the future.
Step 7: Creating a Protected Virtual Machine
First, create a virtual CD (VCD) to make software installation media available to the virtual machine (VM).
1. Open the Virtual CDs page in the everRun Availability Console
2. Click Create VCD to open the Virtual CD Creation Wizard.
3. Follow creation wizard prompts. For details, see Creating a Virtual CD in the online help.
Next, create a new virtual machine (VM) and install a guest operating system on your everRun Enterprise system.
1. On the Virtual Machines page, click Create to open the VM Creation Wizard.
2. Follow the creation wizard prompts. For details, see Creating a New Virtual Machine in the online help.
After you install the operating system, perform any other guest OS configuration tasks (for example, initializing disks and installing applications). For details, see Post-Installation Tasks in the online help.
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