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Problem in Deployment Nutanix in 3 Node fujitsu servers

  • 8 October 2022
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I try to deploy Nutanix in 3 nodes (Fujitsu) using Foundation VM , 

Every node have 4 NIC , 2 NIC to every switch , (Nexus 3548-x), IPMI connected to other CISCO switch 

We will install ESXi as hypervisor , 

The deployment fail , when i follow up in node console , it fail after creation bond and try to connect to foundation VM 

My question are :

it should be connection between AOS to foundation VM IP ?

what is best practices for configuration in two nexus switches and cisco switch , for example , all 10g in nexus switch are trunk ports , native vlan is cvm vlan … what i need more to do ?

 

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Best answer by Moustafa Hindawi 8 October 2022, 18:38

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We usually do the Foundation on flat switch , one port (shared port) , or one 10g and ipmi port from each node on the same flat 10 g switch plus your laptop, ipv6 must be enabled on the switch, after the foundation be finished, connect your nodes to production switches and start network configuration.

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Hello,

 

Foundation port requirements are here https://portal.nutanix.com/page/documents/details?targetId=Port-Reference:Foundation_port_auto_r.html

 

Have a read of the field installation guide here https://portal.nutanix.com/page/documents/details?targetId=Field-Installation-Guide-v5_3:Field-Installation-Guide-v5_3

 

Network BP here https://portal.nutanix.com/page/documents/solutions/details?targetId=BP-2050-Physical-Networking:BP-2050-Physical-Networking

 

As Moustafa said it is often easier to foundation on a simple flat network before moving to production, though I tend to have to build in production and when using lacp etc I rely on fallback on the switch side to have it both ways.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Normally During the foundation i used Flat Unmanaged switch and never get failed. after the foundation i connect with production network.

some of the key tips. 

  • Confirm if the servers has shared network port (IPMI, Network), if yes then use this port only. if no then connect two cables 1 for IPMI and 1 for network 
  • Keep Your Laptop IP in the same range if you are using Windows Foundation app. if you are using Foundation VM then keep laptop & Foundation VM ip in same range.
  • Disable Windows Firewall or antivirus with Network protection / filtering disable it during the foundation as foundation media will not be mounted on the hosts. 

Dear All , Thanks for replay and sorry for delay , 

every server have only 1G port as IPMI the other ports are 10G as network 

When i try to make this port as shared LAN , i lost the connection , then i return it back to be IPMI

in my case , i need to use the production switch to complete the installation ? 

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Put the IPMI and 10G port from each node on the flat switch instead of shared port

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Dear All , Thanks for replay and sorry for delay , 

every server have only 1G port as IPMI the other ports are 10G as network 

When i try to make this port as shared LAN , i lost the connection , then i return it back to be IPMI

in my case , i need to use the production switch to complete the installation ? 

You have to connect 1 port from IPMI and 1 Port Network from each node. I would suggest to use flat switch to avoid any failures. 

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I've been deploying some Fujitsu XF8055 nodes this week too. 

 

Definitely recommend separating use of the irmc/ipmi and dedicated ports to avoid the blip on boot when you lose it.

In the simplest configuration I'd suggest you to have the ipmi and a 10g port into the same switch as your foundation setup to get past this point.

 

Good luck.