This document covers a first-time HPE Synergy solution installation. For adding frames to an existing solution, see the HPE Synergy 12000 Frame Setup and Installation Guide and HPE Synergy Grow Best Practices at (http://www.hpe.com/info/synergy-docs).
HPE Synergy map
|1||Device bays—Up to 12 half-height compute modules and up to five storage modules can be installed in a frame. Unoccupied device bays must have blanks installed.|
|2||The front panel module has frame UID and health LEDs, and laptop and KVM ports for connecting to the HPE Synergy Console.|
The serial label pull tab is on compute modules and has the following information:
The front pull tab (top left) has the frame product ID, serial number, and a map of front bays.
|5||Appliance bays—Up to two management appliances per
frame are supported, including:
|1||Fan bays—All 10 fan bays must be populated.|
|2||Power supply bays—All six power supply bays must be populated with either a power supply or a power supply blank insert.|
Interconnect bays (numbered 1 to 6)—These bays are populated with interconnect modules such as Ethernet, FC, or SAS switches, or with Ethernet satellite modules or Ethernet pass-through modules.
Fabric 1: Interconnects in bays 1 and 4 for high availability, and connects to compute mezzanine in slot 1
Fabric 2: Interconnects in bays 2 and 5 for high availability, and connects to compute mezzanine in slot 2
Fabric 3: Interconnects in bays 3 and 6 for high availability, and connects to compute mezzanine in slot 3
Bays must be populated with either an interconnect or an interconnect blank insert.
Frame link bays (numbered 1 and 2)—These bays are populated with frame link modules. Two frame link modules of the same type are required in each frame for high availability and for linking multiple frames.
MGMT port—Uplink port to connect an HPE Synergy management ring to a data center management switch.
For high availability, connect a minimum of two MGMT ports to a datacenter management network.
LINK port—Provides a high availability management network backbone for multiple frames in a management ring. Connect only to another frame link module LINK port.
KVM port—Provide connection to the HPE Synergy Console.
Rear pull tab (top left)—Map of rear bays.
To prevent damage to electrical components, take the appropriate anti-static precautions before beginning any installation, removal, or replacement procedure. Improper grounding can cause electrostatic discharge.
For an HPE Synergy frame delivered configured in a rack, first remove any shipping brackets from the management appliances, front panel modules, compute and storage modules, and power supplies before installing and setting up the system.
1. Install the HPE Synergy hardware
Install the frame and hardware
For an HPE Synergy frame not yet configured in a rack, complete these steps to install the frame and hardware in a rack.
For complete installation details, see the HPE Synergy 12000 Frame Setup and Installation Guide.
HPE Synergy 12000 Frame Rack Template to identify locations for installing cage nuts and rack rails for the Synergy
frame (10U of rack space).
- Install lower cage nuts (left and right) in the bottom of the fourth U (10 holes up on the template).
- Install the upper cage nuts (left and right) in the bottom of the tenth U (28 holes up on the template).
- Install the rack rails.
For information on round hole racks, see the HPE Rack Rails Installation Instructions.NOTE:
If you will use a mechanical lift to install the frame, skip to step 5.
Remove components from the
- Remove front components.
To ensure that all devices and appliance modules are properly reinstalled later, note the bay where each component is installed before removing the component.CAUTION: Unoccupied bays must have blanks installed.
- Remove rear components.
- Remove front components.
frame into the rack.
WARNING: When lifting the frame with the optional removable handles, always use at least four people to lift the frame into the rack. If the frame is being loaded into the rack above chest level, a fifth person must assist with aligning the frame with the rails while the other four people support the weight of the frame.
- Attach four lift handles to the sides of the frame.
- Slide the frame partially into the rack and remove the rear handles.
- Slide the
frame further into the rack and remove the front handles.
- Slide the frame the rest of the way into the rack.
- Tighten the four retaining screws using a T-25 Torx screwdriver.
Reinstall components into the
frame in the same bays from which you removed them.
After you reinstall the components, skip to the procedure for cabling the frame link modules.
frame into the rack using a mechanical lift.
When using a mechanical lift, two people are required for frame installation.
After the frame is in the rack:
- Tighten the four retaining screws using a T-25 Torx screwdriver.
- Reinstall the left and right bezels.
- Tighten the four retaining screws using a T-25 Torx screwdriver.
Mezzanine cards for Synergy compute modules come in two sizes: Type C and Type D. Type C cards can be installed in either Type C or Type D mezzanine slots, while Type D mezzanine cards can only be installed in Type D slots. The mapping from mezzanine slots in compute modules to interconnect bays is shown in the following table.
|Fabric||Mezzanine slot 1||Interconnect bay||Icon|
|1||1, 4, 7, 10||1 and 4|
|2||2, 5, 8, 11||2 and 5|
|3||3, 6, 9, 12||3 and 6|
HPE Synergy Cabling
Management network cabling
Cabling the management network includes cabling the frame link module LINK ports together to form a management ring (frame link topology) and cabling two frame link module MGMT ports to the management network.
HPE Synergy Image Streamer cabling
Cabling for HPE Synergy Image Streamer OS deployment includes management cabling, HPE Synergy Image Streamer cabling, and interconnect cabling. HPE Synergy 12000 frames with HPE Synergy Image Streamer installed use each MGMT port in the frame for OS deployment. When HPE Synergy Image Streamer is installed in a frame, the MGMT ports are automatically dedicated to OS deployment and cannot be used for management network connectivity.
Interconnect module cabling
HPE Synergy supports a composable fabric that spans multiple frames and includes master interconnect modules (switches) and satellite modules (links).
HPE Synergy power cabling includes cabling multiple frames for power feed redundant power, cabling power supplies for power feed redundancy, and power cabling for both a single frame and multiple frame configurations.
HPE Synergy Console cabling
Direct connections to the HPE Synergy Console are possible by connecting a laptop directly to a frame through the front panel or by connecting KVM to the frame link module.
For more information, see the HPE Synergy Cabling Guide at the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website (http://www.hpe.com/info/synergy-cabling-guide).
2. Set up the management network
Connect to the HPE Synergy Console
You can connect to the HPE Synergy Console using a laptop computer or a keyboard, video monitor, and mouse.
The HPE Synergy Console provides access to HPE OneView running on an HPE Synergy Composer.
The HPE Synergy Console also provides access to the serial console for modules installed within a frame, including management appliances, interconnects, or compute modules. To access the serial console for a module, connect to the HPE Synergy Console through ports in the same frame as the module.
For initial hardware install, identify a frame that contains an HPE Synergy Composer with a green Active LED. To access HPE OneView before hardware setup is complete, access the HPE Synergy Console through the identified frame.
Connecting to the HPE Synergy Console using a keyboard, video monitor, and mouse
This procedure describes connecting a keyboard and mouse to a monitor with an integrated USB hub. Alternatively, you can use a standalone USB hub to connect a keyboard and mouse.
Cabling to an HPE Synergy 4-Port Frame Link Modules requires an HPE Synergy 4-Port Frame Link Module USB Adapter
A frame link module is installed in a frame link module bay.
Connect a monitor cable to the monitor port and connect a USB cable to the USB port on either:
- The front panel module on the front of the frame.
- Either frame link module on the rear of the frame.
An HPE Synergy 4-Port Frame Link Module USB Adapter connected to an HPE Synergy 4-Port Frame Link module.
- Connect a monitor to the frame with the monitor cable.
Connect a USB keyboard and mouse to the USB ports on the monitor, and connect the monitor USB to the
frame with the USB cable.
Alternatively, connect the USB keyboard and mouse to a USB hub connected to the frame.
Connecting to the HPE Synergy Console using a laptop computer
Do not plug the front panel laptop port into a switch. The front panel laptop port is designed to provide a single laptop access to the HPE Synergy Console. Plugging the laptop port into a switch may cause issues on a network where DHCP is running.
At least one frame link module is installed in one of the frame link module bays.
Ensure that the Ethernet port of the laptop computer is configured for DHCP.
Alternatively, you can configure the laptop computer Ethernet port to the IP address: 192.168.10.2 with the subnet mask 255.255.255.0.
Use a CAT5 cable to connect the laptop computer Ethernet port to the laptop port on a front panel module.
- Wait for the laptop computer to be assigned an IP address from the frame link module.
HPE Synergy Console using either a VNC client or web browser:
Web browser: Open a web browser and enter http://192.168.10.1.
Alternatively, you can include the legacy port number.
VNC client: Open a VNC client and connect to 192.168.10.1 port 5900.
A VNC client will load to the web browser and open the HPE Synergy Console.
Run hardware setup
- From the HPE Synergy Console, click Connect to start HPE OneView.
To connect with install technician user privileges, click
To connect as Administrator, select the Administrator access check box.
Review the hardware inventory:
NOTE: A spinning icon at the top of the inventory section indicates when HPE OneView is bringing the enclosures and the devices within them under management. Devices might not be listed until the discovery process is complete.
- Wait for HPE OneView to complete the add operation.
- Confirm that the inventory includes all installed components.
- For any hardware not discovered by HPE OneView, look for problems with frame link module cabling, hardware not fully inserted, or other hardware issues.
Review and correct any issues listed in the Hardware Setup Checklist:
- To troubleshoot all issues, follow corrective actions in HPE OneView.
- Return to the Hardware Setup screen and look for additional issues until the Checklist indicates Setup complete.
For more information about using HPE OneView, see the online help by clicking the question mark on the top bar of the HPE Synergy Console.
Edit networking from the Hardware Setup screen.
Edit the HPE OneView networking settings and click OK. The Maintenance IP address fields are required unless you have disabled service console access.
To add a remote enclosure, select
from the Hardware Setup screen.
Enter the IPv6 address of a frame link module that is connected to a frame in the remote frame link topology. The remote frame link topology must be in the same subnet as the primary frame link topology.
Unmanaged interconnect modules require console access for initial setup. Click the
Actions menu on the top bar of the
HPE Synergy Console and select the module from the
NOTE: To access the serial console for an interconnect module, connect to the HPE Synergy Console through ports in the same frame as the interconnect module.
- Press the Enter key to begin the serial console session with that interconnect module.
- Configure the interconnect module using the instructions provided with the interconnect module.
- To close the session, click the X in the top right corner.
For more information, see the procedures for connecting to the HPE Synergy Console.
Log out from the
HPE OneView Hardware Setup session.
To close the session, click the X in the top right corner of the HPE Synergy Console.
After hardware setup is complete, the system is ready to be configured for a production environment. An HPE OneView administrator can perform configuration tasks with an account that provides additional user privileges.
For more information about HPE OneView administration, see the HPE OneView Help for HPE Synergy or the HPE OneView User Guide for HPE Synergy.
For operating system deployment options on HPE Synergy, see the HPE Synergy 12000 Frame Setup and Installation Guide.
Remotely connect to HPE OneView
- IP Address: Use the Link-Local IP Address on the HPE Synergy Console.
- Password (default):admin
Configure Network Time Protocol
Enter the IP address of one or more network time servers (NTP).
In a clustered appliance, both the active appliance and the standby appliance must be able to receive updates from the time server. If the time server cannot reach the appliance, updating the time does not occur and the appliance generates an alert.
To add NTP servers, go to.
Add IP and subnet address ranges
Enter IPv4 address requirements for management network connection to HPE iLOs and interconnects. If present in the HPE Synergy network, add HPE Synergy Image Streamer IPv4 addresses.
For more information, see "About configuring IP addresses in an enclosure group" and "About ID pools" in the HPE OneView Help for HPE Synergy.
To add IP Address ranges, go to.
3. Configure the hardware in HPE OneView
The following steps provide an overview of the initial setup of HPE OneView.
For detailed steps, see "Quick Start: Initial configuration of HPE OneView" in the HPE OneView Help for HPE Synergy (http://www.hpe.com/support/OV-InitialConfig).
Create a network
Define a SAN Manager before creating an FC or FCoE network.
Before creating networks, be aware of the networking maximums. For more information, see the HPE OneView Support Matrix for HPE Synergy on the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Information Library (http://www.hpe.com/info/synergy-docs).
To create a network, go to.
Create a logical interconnect group
Define an enclosure group
For solutions that include HPE Synergy Image Streamer, create the HPE Synergy Image Streamer cluster in Deployment Servers before creating the enclosure group.
Uploading a firmware bundle before creating a logical enclosure is recommended. However, you can choose to add a firmware bundle later, in step Add a firmware bundle to the appliance firmware repository.
An enclosure group is a logical resource that defines a consistent configuration for an enclosure or a set of enclosures making up a logical enclosure. The network connectivity for an enclosure group is defined by the logical interconnect groups associated with the enclosure group.
To add an enclosure group, go to.
Create a logical enclosure
After HPE Synergy frames are discovered automatically during hardware setup, you must manually create a logical enclosure. The logical enclosure must contain the number of HPE Synergy frames that are connected together with interconnect link cables. For example, if you have three HPE Synergy frames cabled together, create a logical enclosure that contains all three HPE Synergy frames.
To create a logical interconnect group, go to.
Create a server profile
Creating a profile requires access to storage. Configure storage before creating a profile or define a local storage configuration as part of profile creation.
A server profile is the configuration for a server instance. Server profiles and server profile templates capture the entire server configuration in one place, enabling you to replicate new server profiles and to modify them to reflect changes in your data center.
To create a profile, go to.
4. Update the firmware
After setting up your HPE Synergy system, update to the latest HPE Synergy Management combination and HPE Synergy Custom SPP.
Update the HPE Synergy appliance firmware
To ensure compatibility, each HPE Synergy Composer installed into an HPE Synergy solution must be on the same firmware level. Similarly, each HPE Synergy Image Streamer must be on the same firmware level. If the appliance pair is not on the same firmware level, a reimage of the appliance module with the older firmware level is required.
If both appliance modules in a redundant pair are on the same firmware version, use HPE OneView to update to the latest firmware version.
For more information about reimaging the appliance firmware, see Validating HPE Synergy appliance firmware: Preparing an HPE Synergy appliance for first-time setup on the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website (http://www.hpe.com/info/synergy-docs).
Add a firmware bundle to the appliance firmware repository
To ensure that your hardware has the latest and most robust firmware bundle that takes advantage of all available management features, download the latest firmware bundle to your appliance module and add it to the firmware repository. For more information, see the HPE Synergy Software Release Overview page (http://www.hpe.com/downloads/synergy) and the HPE Synergy Software Release Information site (http://www.hpe.com/info/synergy-sw-release-information).
To add a firmware bundle, go to.
5. Configure HPE Synergy Image Streamer
If your solution includes HPE Synergy Image Streamer, additional configuration steps are required. See "Quick Start: Initial configuration of HPE Synergy Image Streamer" in the HPE OneView Help for HPE Synergy (www.hpe.com/support/OV-InitialConfig-IS).
6. Configure additional settings
Once your HPE Synergy system is setup, configure additional settings. For detailed steps, see "Quick Start: Initial configuration of HPE OneView" in the HPE OneView Help for HPE Synergy (http://www.hpe.com/support/OV-InitialConfig).
For more detailed setup and configuration information as well as regulatory, safety, and environmental notices, see the HPE Synergy Enterprise Information Library at http://www.hpe.com/info/synergy-docs. This information can be found in the HPE Synergy 12000 Frame Setup and Installation Guide and HPE Synergy Configuration and Compatibility Guide.
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