Second question is I notice the following error messages in the log for each node trying to go through the foundation process:
INFO Validating parameters. This may take few minutes
20180221 15:04:07 DEBUG Unable to ssh using private key
20180221 15:04:10 ERROR Unable to ssh using password
20180221 15:04:10 ERROR Unable to get a ssh session
20180221 15:04:13 ERROR Unable to ssh using password
20180221 15:04:13 ERROR Unable to get a ssh session
Wanting to know why these messages are here and if they related to my first question above. Is there a set username and password in the foundation process that is no longer on the nutanix block? If so is there a way to sync or make this process easier?
Currently with these foundation issues it is taking all day to do each of our 5 four node blocks and the process should not be this time consuming. Any help in making this a better process would be appreciated.
Best answer by cameron
- Always use the latest version of Foundation - 3.9.1 is now quite old. The latest is 4.0.2 at this time. A lot of improvements have been made in the UI to guide users into where troubleshooting issues may lie in the 3.12+ versions. As newer models of Nutanix hardware gets released, you'll need the newest versions anyway.
- Nodes will only ever broadcast that they can be 'discovered' when they are NOT part of an existing cluster. If you want to re-discover old nodes that used to be part of a working cluster, you need to destroy the cluster first. Search for "Destroying a Cluster" in the Advanced Admin Guide on the portal. Once that is done, you can discover the nodes again similar to if they arrived fresh from factory. This is done so people do not accidentally blow away running-in-production cluster nodes of course. That would be a bad day.
- The 'ssh' errors above are cosmetic which I am sure we have fixed in a newer release (or have a ticket open to remove them from the logs). You can safely ignore them. The newer versions of Foundation have much better logging capability.