Installation on CloudByte ElastiStor Appliance

The following figure illustrates the CloudByte ElastiStor installation workflow for ESA:

Install EC and Node


  • The following details are required before you start the installation:
IP address for Description
Management The IP address used for accessing the ElastiCenter.
Primary ElastiCenter Host IP address of the Node where primary ElastiCenter has to be installed.
Secondary ElastiCenter Host IP address of the Node where secondary ElastiCenter has to be installed.

Note:ElastiCenter Management IP address and ElastiCenter Host IP address cannot be the same.

Installing primary ElastiCenter

  1. Insert the CloudByte ElastiStor installation disk into your computer’s DVD or CD drive and boot up your Node.

    Note: Ensure that the disk drive is set as your system’s primary boot device.

    The installation starts up and the following screen with the boot options appears:

  2. Installation_EC_1
    By default, the boot option Boot CloudByte ElastiStor is selected. So you need not interfere. To select a different boot option, see “Boot options” on page 1.

    The Welcome screen appears:

  3. In the following screen, accept the license agreement.
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  5. Select the option Both ElastiCenter and Node. For details, see “Installation options” on page 1. install_both_ec_and_es_1
  6. The following screen appears:

  7. Select ElastiCenter HA. The following screen appears:
  8. ec_mode
  9. Select primary ElastiCenter and then in the following screen, specify the ElastiCenter Management IP address (IP address used to access the ElastiCenter).mgmt_ip
  10. Click OK.
  11. (If you have multiple disks) At prompt, select the disk where you want to install CloudByte ElastiStor and then click OK.Installation_EC_5
  12. (If you have multiple Ethernet Interfaces) At prompt, select the Ethernet Interface and then click OK.Installation_EC_61
  13. The following screen appears:

  14. Specify the Network configuration details.
  15. Click OK. The following screen appears:
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  17. Select Continue to confirm the settings so that the installation can start up. To modify any of the values, select Back. Installation starts and the wizard shows the progress.
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  19. In the following screen, specify the region you belong to:
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  21. Confirm the country and then confirm the time zone.
  22. Installation_EC_11
  23. The installation completes and the following screen appears:

Installing secondary ElastiCenter

  1. Perform the steps 1 to 4 in the section “Installing primary ElastiCenter”.
  2. In the following screen, select secondary ElastiCenter.
  3. secondary_EC
  4. Specify the primary ElastiCenter’s Host IP address.
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  6. Perform the steps 6 to 14 in the section “Installing primary ElastiCenter” to complete the secondary ElastiCenter installation procedures.

Note:If you are installing both primary ElastiCenter and secondary ElastiCenter simultaneously or installing secondary ElastiCenter before installing primary Elasticenter, ensure that the primary ElastiCenter is active first.