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NetApp Simulator Cluster Mode Getting Started Part 3

Preparing the **DataONTAP** 2nd Simulator Node

  1. Upload the 2nd node simulator files to an existing or create a new datastore.
  2. Register the simulator VM (right click .vmx file and register VM).
  3. Right click and select edit setting.
  4. Under the Virtual Hardware tab, add a new Serial Port device and click add.NetApp-P3-1
  5. Change the Serial Port output to “Use named pipe.”
  6. Enter the pipe name using the following syntax: \\. \pipe\”name of simulator folder on datastore”-cons and click OK.
  7. Add a second Serial Port and change the output to “Use named pipe.”
  8. Use the same syntax as above for the pipe name, except change the -cons to -gdb and click OK.

Booting the DataONTAP Simulator 2nd Node

Note: The system ID is hardcoded on the DataONTOP simulator image. Each node requires a unique system ID to be permitted into the cluster.

  1. Open the simulator vSphere client console, press the space bar when the “Hit [Enter] to boot immediately, or any other key for command prompt.” is displayed.
  2. At the VLOADER>prompt change the Serial Number and System ID for this node.NetApp-P3-5
  3. Verify the information was saved correctly by using the following commands:
    VLOADER> printenv SYS_SERIAL_NUM VLOADER> printenv bootarg.nvram.sysid
  4. Enter the boot command which begins the process that changes the serial number and system id.
  5. Follow the same steps in the previous post for Booting the DataONTAP Simulator 1st Node.

Joining the Cluster

  1. At the “Welcome to the cluster setup wizard” screen you will be prompted to create or join a cluster. Since this is the second node in the cluster type join and press enter.
  2. When creating the cluster interfaces (e0a & e0b) you have the option of keeping the system defaults or changing the network defaults during the cluster configuration.NetApp-P3-9
  3. Enter the name of the cluster you would like to join, in this example it is “cluster1” which was recognized by default.
  4. The 2nd node starts the joining cluster process.
  5. Enter the required network information for the cluster management and node interfaces.
  6. The cluster setup is complete.
  7. To validate your two node cluster setup, log in and run “cluster show.” NetApp-P3-13

Assigning Storage

  1. To add storage to a node use the following command: Storage disk assign -all true -node “name.”
  2. To display disk information use the following command: Storage disk show.
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