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Management Node Configuration

The Dell EqualLogic PS-Series arrays are managed through either CLI or a Java applet over a web interface. This document will list the steps applicable for either management interface. Prepare your management node based on your preferred management method.

NOTE: You must complete the steps in Serial Console Configuration regardless of the management method you decide to implement.

Configuring a Node for UI Management

A management node must satisfy these pre-requisites:

  • Connected to the iSCSI network
  • Has the X Window System installed
  • A 32-bit web browser, with the Java plugin

Install a Web Browser and Java Plugin

Perform the following actions from your management node:
1. Ensure you have a web browser installed such as firefox:

[root]# yum install firefox

2. Configure your management node to access the RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 for 64-bit x86_64) channel

  • Log in to
  • Click Systems.
  • Select your management node from the list.
    NOTE: If your management node is not listed, use a filter like Recently Registered on the left-pane.
  • In the Subscribed channels section, click Alter Channel Subscriptions.
  • Add the RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 for 64-bit x86_64) channel and click Change Subscriptions.

3. Process outstanding RHN actions on the management node

[root]# rhn_check

4. Install the Java plugin package

[root]# yum install java-1.6.0-sun-plugin

NOTE: If you have both i386 and x86_64 versions of firefox installed, both java plugins will be installed with this command. However, a bug exists with the i386 version that prevents the plugin from working without extra configuration, see Bug 437934 for details. For seamless execution, use the x86_64 version of firefox.

5. Verify the java plugin is installed by opening firefox and typing about:plugins in the address bar.

Configuring a Node for CLI Management

The PS-Series array must be initialized before it can be managed. Once initialized, a PS-Series array can be managed through an a telnet, ssh, or serial console connection to the active control module.

Serial Console Configuration

A serial connection is used to perform the initial configuration of the PS-Series array, and may be used for cli management.

  1. Attach a serial cable between the active control module and the management node
  2. Establish a serial connection:
[root]# minicom -s

Enter the submenu for Serial port setup and set the following values, according to the PS-Series Storage Arrays Quickstart:

  • Speed: 9600
  • Data: 8
  • Parity: None
  • Stopbits: 1
  • Flow control: None
  • Serial Device: Set this to the value that corresponds to your system's serial port. This is typically /dev/ttyS0 for com1. If unsure, check dmesg output.

Select Exit to initialize the connection

Continue to Storage Configuration

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