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EMC Avamar Installation and Configuration

Lab Guide

Lab Exercise 5-1: Node Addition
Purpose:

Objectives:

In this lab, you will add a new storage node as an active member
of the Avamar server.

In this lab you will
‰ Add a new data node to your Avamar server

References:

EMC Avamar Installation and Configuration Student Guide

DISCLAIMER: The node addition procedures
in this lab are provisional and should not
be used at a customer site.

Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

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100. All Rights Reserved.EMC Avamar Installation and Configuration Lab Guide Desired Architecture Add old storage3 (which you failed earlier) as a new node to build an Avamar 1X5 server.168.5 192.100.100. Avamar Utility Node Avamar Data Node Avamar Data Node Avamar Data Node Avamar Data Node Avamar Data Node utilitynode storage0 storage1 storage2 storage4 storage3 192.3 192.4 192.168.2 192.100.100. Version E Page 2 of 18 .168.7 192.168.6 Avamar 1X5 Server Configuration Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation.168.168.100.

Version E Page 3 of 18 . All Rights Reserved. 2 In Avamar Administrator.EMC Avamar Installation and Configuration Lab Guide Lab Exercise 5-1 Part 1: Perform Node Addition Step Action 1 Open a PuTTY session to your utility node and login as user root password: changeme. Type: nodenumbers and study the output. select Navigation Æ Server. and click the Checkpoint Management tab. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Ensure that a checkpoint that is acceptable as a suitable rollback point (if required) exists and has been validated (hfs checked).

ssh/admin_key passphrase: P3t3rPan 4 Update the probe.100.admin Load the admin SSH keys. Type: su . Next. Type: ssh-agent bash ssh-add ~/.EMC Avamar Installation and Configuration Lab Guide Step Action 3 Return to the PuTTY session on your utility node. Version E Page 4 of 18 . change users to admin.6 --type=storage Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation.xml file with using the nodedb command: nodedb add node --addr=192. All Rights Reserved.168.

xml file matches the expected configuration nodedb print Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Version E Page 5 of 18 .EMC Avamar Installation and Configuration Lab Guide Step Action 5 Verify that the probe.

EMC Avamar Installation and Configuration Lab Guide Step Action 5 Exit out of the admin user shell (twice). 6 Change users to user dpn.dpn Load the dpn SSH keys. type: ssh-agent bash ssh-add ~/. Type: su . All Rights Reserved. Version E Page 6 of 18 . Cont.ssh/dpnid export SYSPROBEUSER=root Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation.

Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation.EMC Avamar Installation and Configuration Lab Guide Step Action 7 To synchronize time on the new storage node. type: asktime Enter y to use the timeservers specified. Version E Page 7 of 18 . 8 Enter n to the question Do you have a dedicated Avamar Subnet? 9 Enter y to use the previously specified time zone. All Rights Reserved.

11 Enter y to proceed with the installation.EMC Avamar Installation and Configuration Lab Guide Step Action 10 Enter y to configure the default set of nodes. Version E Page 8 of 18 . Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

All Rights Reserved. Version E Page 9 of 18 .EMC Avamar Installation and Configuration Lab Guide Step Action 12 Check the time displayed and confirm by entering y. 13 Enter y to watch for time synchronization. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation.

enter y to see the results. After completion. Version E Page 10 of 18 .EMC Avamar Installation and Configuration Lab Guide Step Action 14 This next step takes about 10 minutes. 15 Results: Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

17 Lab Guide Action Change user to admin and load the admin SSH keys.EMC Avamar Installation and Configuration Step 16 Exit out of the dpn user shell (twice). All Rights Reserved. Version E Page 11 of 18 .admin ssh-agent bash ssh-add ~/.ssh/admin_key passphrase: P3t3rPan Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Type: su .

4 Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation.nodes command. Type: start. All Rights Reserved. Type: Lab Guide Action avmaint suspend Then: avmaint sched suspend --avamaronly 19 Note: This task must be performed as the admin user.nodes --clean --nodes=0. Version E Page 12 of 18 .EMC Avamar Installation and Configuration Step 18 Perform system quiescence. Start the new node using the start.

Version E Page 13 of 18 . Monitor the status of the new node by typing: status. 21 To perform Avamar dynamic load balancing.EMC Avamar Installation and Configuration Lab Guide Step Action 20 Launch a new PuTTY session to your utility node and login as user root password changeme. All Rights Reserved.dpn <Number of seconds to refresh> Ensure that the new node comes online. go back to the PuTTY session on the utility node where you are logged in as admin and type: avmaint config balancemin=2 --avamaronly Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation.

dpn <Number of seconds to refresh> 23 Notice changes in the utilization of each node. Version E Page 14 of 18 . All Rights Reserved.EMC Avamar Installation and Configuration Lab Guide Step Action 22 Go back to the PuTTY session of your utility node where you are logged in as root. Monitor the status of the balancing operation node by typing: status. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation.

Version E Page 15 of 18 . All Rights Reserved. Go back to the SSH session running as the admin user and type: avmaint config balancemin=0 --avamaronly 25 Restart server operations and scheduled cron jobs.EMC Avamar Installation and Configuration Lab Guide Step Action 24 Turn off load balancing. Type: avmaint resume avmaint sched resume --avamaronly 26 Type: nodenumbers and study the output. 27 Exit all PuTTY sessions. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation.

Version E Page 16 of 18 . Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Check the status of your Avamar server.EMC Avamar Installation and Configuration Lab Guide Step Action 28 Launch Avamar Administrator. Click Server. All Rights Reserved.

Point the mouse to your configuration name to bring up its menu. 30 To delete your lab environment. Select Delete.EMC Avamar Installation and Configuration Lab Guide Step Action 29 Close all Avamar Administrator windows and exit Avamar Administrator. Version E Page 17 of 18 . click on Workspace in the left panel in Lab Manager. 31 Point the mouse to your configuration name again to bring up its menu. Select Undeploy Discard State. Confirm the deletion. All Rights Reserved. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation.

End of Lab Exercises. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation.EMC Avamar Installation and Configuration Lab Guide End of Lab 5-1 Part 1. Version E Page 18 of 18 . End of Lab 5-1. All Rights Reserved.