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Inherited NTNX cluster - changing IPs to FQDNs in VCenter, and more


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I've inherited a NTNX cluster, Dell XC30, running AOS 5.0.3.1, vCenter 6.5U1 and ESXi 6.0U3 and have a few questions:
  1. The hosts are added to vCenter by IP address, and I'd like to change them to FQDNs, is there anything I need to do different from a standard VMware cluster?
  2. Where do I get updated firmwares from - it's reporting an old SATADOM firmware? Just phone Dell?
  3. The "Upgrade Software" interface says 'You haven't authenticated any vCenters' I presume I can just create an account in vsphere.local and authenticate it, any reason to not do this?Thanks in advance
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Best answer by farhanparkar 19 October 2017, 15:40

Hi,
There are no issues adding hosts in vCenter as IP address or FQDN, make sure your nameservers are properly configured if u have FQDN, u can remove one host at a time and re-add them using FQDN.
There is some specific configuration required if you delete and re-create cluster, which u can get from documentation on support portal.
About firmware, u need to get Dell support onboard for that.
The "Upgrade Software" integration is for some workflow added in version 5.x like increase CVM memory, etc.
For that, u can use any vCenter admin level user for authentication.

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Hi,
There are no issues adding hosts in vCenter as IP address or FQDN, make sure your nameservers are properly configured if u have FQDN, u can remove one host at a time and re-add them using FQDN.
There is some specific configuration required if you delete and re-create cluster, which u can get from documentation on support portal.
About firmware, u need to get Dell support onboard for that.
The "Upgrade Software" integration is for some workflow added in version 5.x like increase CVM memory, etc.
For that, u can use any vCenter admin level user for authentication.

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Thanks, will get some changes raised for next week to have a go.

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