DellEMC Isilon Simulator - Part 2

Introduction

In Part 1 I ran through setting up the first node of four in the Isilon Cluster on VMware Workstation.

Now I will run through adding nodes two to four and some basic setup of the cluster.

Adding Additional Nodes

Like the previous post I simply open the OVA in Workstation and name it. Next I change al the NICs to the LAN segment:

Isilon Node 2

Once the VM is powered on it will ask you if you want to format the ifs partition on all drives. As before type yes:

Isilon Node 1 Setup

Once again the same initial wizard appears. This time I want to press 2 to Join and existing cluster:

Isilon Node 2

The Node will find the cluster setup on the LAN. Type 1 to join:

Isilon Node 2

The Node runs some scripts and joins the cluster:

Isilon Node 2

You can confirm the Node has joined the cluster by going into the GUI:

Isilon Node 2

You can see that Node 2 has just taken the next available IP address in the pool we defined when setting up Node 1.

Do add Nodes 3 and 4 simply repeat the steps above. Once all are added to the cluster it will look as so:

Isilon Cluster

It all looks good!

Licensing

Now the cluster is up I need to license it. SSH into the cluster, authenticate and run the command isi license list

ISILON-1# isi license list
OneFS License ID: -
 Valid Signature: No

Module                Licensed node count  Actual node count  Status     Expiration date
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SMARTQUOTAS           0 Nodes              0 Nodes            Unlicensed -
SNAPSHOTIQ            0 Nodes              0 Nodes            Unlicensed -
SMARTCONNECT_ADVANCED 0 Nodes              0 Nodes            Unlicensed -
SYNCIQ                0 Nodes              0 Nodes            Unlicensed -
SMARTPOOLS            0 Nodes              0 Nodes            Unlicensed -
SMARTLOCK             0 Nodes              0 Nodes            Unlicensed -
HDFS                  0 Nodes              0 Nodes            Unlicensed -
SMARTDEDUPE           0 Nodes              0 Nodes            Unlicensed -
CLOUDPOOLS            0 Nodes              0 Nodes            Unlicensed -
SWIFT                 0 Nodes              0 Nodes            Unlicensed -
HARDENING             0 Nodes              0 Nodes            Unlicensed -
ONEFS                 0 Nodes              4 Nodes            Unlicensed -
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total: 12

To generate evaluation licenses and apply them run the command isi license add --evaluation ONEFS,SMARTQUOTAS,SNAPSHOTIQ,SMARTCONNECT_ADVANCED,SYNCIQ,SMARTPOOLS,SMARTLOCK,HDFS,SMARTDEDUPE,CLOUDPOOLS,SWIFT,HARDENING. The licenses are evaluation, but do not expire:

ISILON-1# isi license add --evaluation ONEFS,SMARTQUOTAS,SNAPSHOTIQ,SMARTCONNECT_ADVANCED,SYNCIQ,SMARTPOOLS,SMARTLOCK,HDFS,SMARTDEDUPE,CLOUDPOOLS,SWIFT,HARDENING

The license summary is shown. It took me a while to figure out how to accept it. It looks like it opens in vi, so type :q to get the acceptance prompt:

Software, and are waiving any rights, to the maximum extent permitted by
applicable law, to any claim anywhere in the world concerning the
enforceability or validity of such written signed agreement.
/LICENSE.txt :q

I have read and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the EULA. I
represent that I am authorized to legally bind the entity licensing this
software. ? (yes/[no]): yes

Then to confirm:

ISILON-1# isi license list
OneFS License ID: -
 Valid Signature: No

Module                Licensed node count  Actual node count  Status     Expiration date
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SMARTQUOTAS           4 Nodes              4 Nodes            Evaluation -
SNAPSHOTIQ            4 Nodes              4 Nodes            Evaluation -
SMARTCONNECT_ADVANCED 4 Nodes              4 Nodes            Evaluation -
SYNCIQ                4 Nodes              4 Nodes            Evaluation -
SMARTPOOLS            4 Nodes              4 Nodes            Evaluation -
SMARTLOCK             4 Nodes              4 Nodes            Evaluation -
HDFS                  4 Nodes              4 Nodes            Evaluation -
SMARTDEDUPE           4 Nodes              4 Nodes            Evaluation -
CLOUDPOOLS            4 Nodes              4 Nodes            Evaluation -
SWIFT                 4 Nodes              4 Nodes            Evaluation -
HARDENING             4 Nodes              4 Nodes            Evaluation -
ONEFS                 4 Nodes              4 Nodes            Evaluation -
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total: 12

You can see we are licensed for all options, using evaluation licenses, with no expiration.

NTP Setup

Next up is NTP setup. I first check NTP setup, then point towards my domain controller in the lab using command isi_ntp_config add server <hostname> and then check with isi_ntp_config list:

ISILON-1# isi_ntp_config add server dc1.corp.contoso.com
dc1.corp.contoso.com is added.
NTP Server Setting:
dc1.corp.contoso.com

ISILON-1# isi_ntp_config list
NTP Server Setting:
dc1.corp.contoso.com

Nodes excluded from contacting external NTP servers:
No nodes are excluded from contacting external NTP servers.
Chimers has not been modified from the default (3)

NTP Auth Keyfile:
No Keyfile is configured.

Active Directory Authentication

Last up is AD authenitcation. You need to add the domain using the CLI command isi auth ads create and defining the domain and a suitable username. You will be prompted for the account password. Finally I check the domain has been added ok with isi auth ads list:

ISILON-1% isi auth ads create corp.contoso.com a-cwestwater@corp.contoso.com
password:

ISILON-1% isi auth ads list
Name             Authentication  Status  Site
----------------------------------------------------------------
CORP.CONTOSO.COM Yes             online  Default-First-Site-Name
----------------------------------------------------------------
Total: 1
ISILON-2%

Wrap Up

Now I have a four node Isilon cluster setup in Workstation that is ready for me to learn the system. I look forward to learning more about Isilon!

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