UCS Director Multi-Node Deployment 5.2

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    UCS Director Multi-Node Deployment on VMware


    The purpose of this document is to illustrate the steps to install UCS Director 5.2 in a Multi-Node deployment.  Instead of a single standalone UCS Director Appliance, we will build a Primary Node, Inventory Database Node, Monitoring Database Node and one or more Service Nodes.


    Besides the basic Multi-Node installation, this document also provides steps for configuring other, optional but recommended, management options such as License Installation, Mail Setup, Self Service Policy, NTP, enable root access, change root password, change shelladmin password, change hostname, update hosts file, and changing the time zone.   This document should take you to the point where you are ready to start configuring workflows.



    Useful Documents:


    Cisco UCS Director Installation and Upgrade on VMware vSphere, Release 5.2


    Table of Contents


    1. Download UCS Director 5.2 software from Cisco.com.. 3
    2. Create the Inventory Database Node. 4

        2.1. Create Inventory Database VM.. 4

        2.2. Install/Update VMWare tools & VM Version. 9

        2.3. Configure Inventory Database. 20

        3. Create the Monitoring Database Node. 25

        3.1. Create Monitoring Database VM.. 25

        3.2. Install/Update VMWare tools & VM Version. 30

        3.3. Configure Monitoring Database. 41

        4. Create the Primary Node. 46

        4.1. Create Primary Node VM.. 46

        4.2. Install/Update VMWare tools & VM Version. 51

        4.3. Configure Primary Node. 61

        5. Create the Service Node. 67

        5.1. Create Service Node VM.. 67

        5.2. Install/Update VMWare tools & VM Version. 72

        5.3. Configure Service Node. 82

        6. Setup Service Node in UCS Director GUI 89

        7. Test and Verification. 91

        8. Create and assign System Task to a Service Node. 92

        9. Troubleshooting Service Node Connectivity. 94

       10. Add Licenses to UCS Director. 98

       11. Mail Setup (Required) 100

       12. Create Self Service Policy. 101