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Superna Eyeglass or ECA or Eyeglass Installation Procedure

Installation on Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV)

 

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NOTE:  This is un-tested, unsupported document.  We do not formally support Nutanix.  This document is provided as is without any support of these procedures.

Pre-requisites

  • Nutanix account with image create and deploy permission
  • ECA or Eyeglass VMDK file - download ECA or Eyeglass  

 

Installation

Create ECA or Eyeglass image for nutanix

 

  1. Login to your nutanix account


  2. Create and upload an ECA or Eyeglass image by going to → Image Configuration [Top right hand corner]


  3. Upload the image


  4. Enter detail to create the image


    Use the following:
    1.
    NAME: Enter a name for image [keep it simple]
    2.
    IMAGE TYPE: DISK
    3.
    STORAGE CONTAINER: VMStorage
    4. Upload a file → Choose File →
    select the VMDK file the zip file download for Eyeglass or ECA
    5. Hit
    Save

  5. Nutanix will start creating the image - wait for it to complete - may take up to 15 minutes
  6. Check image uploading status
  7. When done make sure the new image shows ACTIVE status by going to → Image Configuration


  8. Image creation completed

 

 

Create ECA or Eyeglass VM in nutanix

 

So we have the image now. We are ready to create our ECA or Eyeglass VM now

 

  1. Open VM by going to Home → VM [Top left hand corner]


  2. Click Create VM [Top right hand corner]


  3. Enter information to create VM

    Use the following:
    1.
    NAME: Assign a name
    2.
    VCPU(S) - 4
    3.
    NUM OF CORES - 4
    4.
    MEMORY 16
    5. Click
    Save

  1. IMPORTANT: Add a disk [Select SATA BUS TYPE]



    1.
    TYPE: DISK
    2.
    OPERATION: Clone from Image Service
    3.
    BUS TYPE: SATA [IMPORTANT]
    4.
    IMAGE: Select the ECA or Eyeglass image
    5. Click
    Add

    Also!
    Add a second 80 GB data disk to each VM for /dev/sdb

  2. Click BOOT DEVICE radio button to activate it


  3. Select Network Adapters (NIC)


  4. Enter NIC information. Enter IP address then click Add.


  5. Check Recent Tasks for status


  6. Repeat Repeat step #2 → #8 for ECA or Eyeglass node 2 - 6 deployment

 

Powering on ECA or Eyeglass VM

  1. Go to Home → VM → Table tab


  2. Power ON the VM


  3. Once Powered up, Launch Console


  4. Once logged into console, configure network manually using yast lan


  5. Change IP and hostname under Overview → Edit  [Use TAB key to navigate]


  6. Change Hostname, Domain Name, Name Server IP and Domain Search


  7.  Enter default gateway information by using Routing


  8. Press F10 to save
  9. Reboot appliance now
    reboot now
  10. Repeat these steps for ECA or Eyeglass node 2 - 6
  11. Check ECA or Eyeglass connectivity using putty session

 

Additional steps post nutanix deployment

Remove vm-tools from ECA or Eyeglass nodes

 

Once powered up, remove the vm-tools from ALL ECA or Eyeglass nodes

  1. Login to ECA or Eyeglass node
  2. Elevate user account
    sudo su
  3. Look for installed vm-tool rpm
    rpm -qa | grep vm


  4. Remove the rpm package for open-vm-tools
    rpm -e open-vm-tools-version-he.re.x86_64

 

NOTE: Run  steps on ALL ECA or Eyeglass nodes

 

Manually configure ECA nodes

 

  1. Manually configure eca-env-common.conf file - add ECA IP, name, Eyeglass IP, TOKEN and HBase path
    nano /opt/superna/eca/eca-env-common.conf

  2. Run components install
    ecactl components install ECA

    NOTE: If you receive VMWare related exception - disregard - it is expected
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