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Cisco Internet Streamer CDS 3.0-3.1 Software Installation Guide for non-CDEs

Installing the UCS C200 and UCS C210 Platforms

Before you Begin

Install the Hardware

Connect a UCS Management (CIMC) Port

Connect a USB Keyboard and VGA Monitor

Configure the UCS Hardware

Configure CIMC

Configure the BIOS

Configure the BIOS to Boot from a CD-ROM

Configure Remote Presence

Install the Internet Streamer CDS Release 3.0-3.1 Software

Mount a Virtual ISO

Reboot the Server

Connect to a CIMC Serial Console

Install the Software

Check the BIOS Boot Order

Un-map the ISO File

Reboot the UCS

Setup the Internet Streamer CDS Release 3.0-3.1 Software

Installing the Dell R720xd Platform

Before you Begin

Install the Hardware

Connect to the iDRAC Port

Installing the CDS-IS Software

Installing the Software through a Virtual CD-ROM

Installing the Software through a USB CD-ROM

Configure the BIOS to Boot from a CD-ROM

Configure the BIOS

Delete all Virtual Drives

Add a Virtual Drive

Configure Serial Output Configurations from BIOS

Configuring the Hardware for Optimal Performance

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Cisco Internet Streamer CDS 3.0-3.1 Software Installation Guide for non-CDEs


Revised: October 2012 OL-27397-03

This document provides detailed instructions for installing the Internet Streamer CDS Release 3.0-3.1 software on UCS C200, UCS C210 and Dell R720xd platforms. These procedures are located in the following sections:

Installing the UCS C200 and UCS C210 Platforms

Installing the Dell R720xd Platform

Installing the UCS C200 and UCS C210 Platforms

Before you Begin

You need the following to install the Internet Streamer CDS Release 3.0-3.1 software on a UCS C200 and UCS C210 platform:

VGA monitor

USB keyboard

Minimum of two IP configurations, each with an Ethernet cable attached to a switch—one to the CIMC (UCS Management port) and the other to one of the 6 NICs.

Install the Hardware

The first step to getting a UCS server up and running is to install the server in its physical location. UCS servers running Internet Streamer CDS Release 3.0-3.1 software are typically rack-mounted servers, so you are most-likely installing the server to a rack. See the "Installing the Server" section in the Cisco UCS C200 Installation and Service Guide or the "Installing the Server" section of the Cisco UCS C210 Installation and Service Guide for the rack installation procedure for the respective servers.

This document assumes that the following steps have been performed as part of the rack installation process:

Disk bays are populated with disk drives.

Power cable is connected to the server.

Connect a UCS Management (CIMC) Port

The UCS has an integrated management functionality known as the Cisco Integrated Management Controller (CIMC). CIMC allows you to do the following:

Configure BIOS settings through HTTP.

Remotely power cycle the device.

Control video, mouse and keyboard (KVM) through Java.

Mount a virtual CD-ROM/block device/FDD to the system.

Connect and perform various other operations.

Do the following to access the CIMC:


Step 1 Attach an Ethernet cable to the Management port of the UCS server. The Management port is labeled "M" (the port with the yellow Ethernet cable connection shown below).


Connect a USB Keyboard and VGA Monitor

Do the following to connect a USB keyboard and VGA monitor to initially bring up the CIMC:


Step 1 Attach the USB keyboard cable to the USB port.

Step 2 Attach the VGA monitor cable to the monitor port.


Configure the UCS Hardware

Perform the procedures in the following sections to configure the UCS hardware.

Configure CIMC

Do the following to configure the CIMC:


Step 1 Power on the server and press F8 when the UCS BIOS menu appears on the monitor.

The CIMC configuration screen appears.

Step 2 Configure the device with the options shown below:

a. Enter your IP, subnetmask and gateway addresses.

b. Enter and re-enter a default password.

c. Press the Space Bar to apply the new IP configuration.


Note When configuring CIMC, pay close attention to the 'NIC Mode' and 'NIC Redundancy' settings. If these are set incorrectly, CIMC configures itself to use network ports other than the dedicated CIMC port causing issues.


Step 3 Ping the IP address associated with the CIMC port.


Note If you receive an error, verify that the Ethernet cable is physically connected to the CIMC management port.


Step 4 After verifying the CIMC interface is reachable, verify that the CIMC Web Interface is available by pointing your Web-browser to its IP address:

https://<CIMC IP>
 
   

Step 5 Enter admin as the username and the default password you previously set.

Step 6 If successful, the following screen appears. After verifying HTTP access, press F10 in the BIOS settings to save the configuration.


Configure the BIOS

Do the following to configure the BIOS:


Step 1 Login to the CIMC Web Interface with the username as admin and the default password you previously set. The Summary page appears.

Step 2 To configure the BIOS, click BIOS in the left pane.


Configure the BIOS to Boot from a CD-ROM

Do the following to configure the BIOS to boot from the CD-ROM:


Step 1 Navigate to the BIOS section of the CIMC Web Interface, and click Configure Boot Order.

Step 2 Select CD-ROM and HDD and click Add to add both to the Configure Boot Order pane.

Step 3 Use the Up and Down Arrows to place the CD-ROM as the first device to boot from and click Apply.

Step 4 Verify that the changes you made were successfully applied and appear in the 'Configured Boot Order pane and click Save Changes.


Configure Remote Presence

Do the following to configure Remote Presence:


Step 1 Select Remote Presence from the left pane:

a. Select Virtual KVM and check the Enable check box.

b. Set Max Sessions to 4.

c. Set Remote Port to 2068.

d. Click Save Changes.

Step 2 Select Virtual Media:

a. Check the Enabled check box.

b. Click Save Changes.

Step 3 Select Serial Over LAN:

a. Check the Enabled check box.

b. Select Baud Rate value of 9600 bps.

c. Click Save Changes.


Install the Internet Streamer CDS Release 3.0-3.1 Software

Download the Internet Streamer CDS Release 3.0-3.1 ISO file (rescue-cdrom.iso) to a workstation that is used to connect to the CIMC and mount the ISO file as a Virtual Media. Once CIMC connectivity is established, you can proceed to installing the software using the rescue-cdrom.iso file.

Mount a Virtual ISO

To mount the ISO file you must use CIMC's KVM application. In UCS/CIMC, "KVM" stands for Keyboard, Video, Mouse and a way of mounting virtual images.

Table 1 Mounting a Virtual ISO

Feature
Purpose

KVM

Remotely interacting with the system's Keyboard/Video/Mouse and mounting virtual images.

CIMC Web Interface

Everything necessary to remotely manage the device except mounting virtual images.


Do the following to mount a Virtual ISO:


Step 1 To open KVM, navigate to CIMC's Summary page and click the Launch KVM Console link.


Note Upon clicking the link, CIMC executes random Web-based Java code on your workstation. Unfortunately, some browsers (Chrome and Firefox) do not automatically execute random Java code upon clicking a link. Safari or Internet Explorer are the preferred browsers.


Step 2 After clicking the link, you may receive security warnings and certificate requests. Accept them all.


Note If you are using Safari on a Mac, after clicking on the link, you may have to wait up to 5 minutes for the KVM window to appear.


The KVM Console window appears.

Step 3 Select the VM tab.

Step 4 Add a new image by clicking Add Image.

Step 5 Browse your workstation's file system and select rescue image (Release 3.0 and higher) and click Open.

Step 6 Check the Mapped check box in the main table.

Do not exit from the window, KVM must remain open to keep the virtual media mapped and successfully boot from it.


Reboot the Server

Do the following to reboot the UCS device:


Step 1 Navigate to the Summary page of the Web Interface.

Step 2 Click Power Cycle Server.


Connect to a CIMC Serial Console

The CIMC allows users to connect to a device's serial console through a CIMC SSH session. This feature eliminates the need for an external serial console server and is called "Serial over LAN".

Do the following to connect to the CIMC serial console using SSH:


Step 1 Enter the IP address of the server with admin as the username and the password previously set:

user1$ ssh -l admin 172.22.68.39
admin@172.22.68.39's password: XXXXX
ucs-server# 
 
   

Step 2 Enter the following command:'

ucs-server# connect host
 
   

The CDS-IS installer launches.


Install the Software

Do the following to install the software:


Step 1 Enter option 2 to install the software and press Enter.

Step 2 Confirm that you wish to continue by entering Y, the software initiates the installation process.

Step 3 Do not select any of the options at this stage and proceed to the next section.


Check the BIOS Boot Order

Confirm that BIOS boot order is the same as previously configured. If you experience boot issues, you can re-configure the boot order.

Un-map the ISO File

Do the following to un-map the ISO file:


Step 1 Un-check the Mapped check box in the KVM tab.

Step 2 You are asked to confirm your request. Select Yes.

Step 3 Click Exit. The KVM console closes.


Reboot the UCS

Do the following to reboot the UCS:


Step 1 Select option 3 on the CDS-IS Installer to exit the program.

The UCS reboots and the following screen appears.

Step 2 You can also power cycle the server using the Web Interface by clicking Power Cycle Server.


Setup the Internet Streamer CDS Release 3.0-3.1 Software


Step 1 Keep the SSH connection open. If you are disconnected, use an SSH client to connect to the CIMC on the UCS with admin as the username.

ssh -l admin 172.22.68.39
 
   

Step 2 You are prompted to enter the password, use the password you previously set.

Step 3 Enter the following command:

ucs-server# connect host
 
   

The following message appears:

CISCO Serial Over LAN:
Close Network Connection to Exit
Press the 'Enter' key
 
   

Step 4 When prompted, enter the username and password previously set.

The CDS-IS application launches and you see the following:

NO-HOSTNAME#
 
   

Step 5 Setup CDS-IS by executing the Setup utility:

NO-HOSTNAME# setup
 
   

Refer to the "Configuring the Devices" section of the Cisco Internet Streamer CDS 3.0 Quick Start Guide for information on using the Setup utility to configure the device mode and network settings.


Installing the Dell R720xd Platform

Before you Begin

You need the following to install the Internet Streamer CDS Release 3.0 software on a Dell R720xd platform:

VGA, USB Keyboard and Mouse

USB CD Drive

Desktop (if you need to access the server through the iDRAC GUI)

Minimum of 7 IP configurations, each with an Ethernet cable attached to a switch-one to the iDRAC and the others to the 6 NICs (4x1GBPS and 2x10GBPS)

One Virtual Drive (VD) must be present (see the "Add a Virtual Drive" section section to verify and configure a VD)

Install the Hardware

The first step to getting a DELL server up and running is to install the server in its physical location. Dell servers running Internet Streamer CDS Release 3.0 software are typically rack-mounted servers, so you are most-likely installing the server to a rack. See the "Installing the Server" section in the Dell Installation and Service Guide or the "Installing the Server" section of the Dell Installation and Service Guide for the rack installation procedure for the respective servers.

This document assumes that the following steps have been performed as part of the rack installation process:

Disk bays are populated with disk drives (26 Discs).

Power cable is connected to the server (2 power cables).

Connect to the iDRAC Port

The Dell720 has an integrated management functionality known as the iDRAC. iDRAC allows you to do the following:

Configure BIOS settings through HTTP.

Remotely power cycle the device.

Control video, mouse and keyboard (Virtual Console).

Mount a virtual CD-ROM/iso-image to the system.

Connect and perform various other operations.

See the "iDRAC Settings Utility" section in the Dell PowerEdge R720 and R720xd Owner's Manual for more information at this URL:

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/peR720/en/OM/r720omen.pdf

Installing the CDS-IS Software

You can access the CDS-IS software installation CD through one of two ways:

Virtual CD-ROM drive (using iDRAC)

USB CD-ROM drive

Installing the Software through a Virtual CD-ROM

Do the following to install the CDS and configure the BIOS from a Virtual CD Drive:


Step 1 Login to the iDRAC Web Interface with the username as admin and the default password you previously set.

Step 2 The Summary page appears. Open the Virtual Console. It displays the following message on screen.

Step 3 Add a virtual drive.

a. Click Virtual Media then select Launch Virtual Media.

b. Add the Virtual media and click Add image (follow the on screen steps to locate the image on local machine).


Note Do not close this window until the installation has finished.


c. Map the Virtual drive (it displays the mapped elapse time in the detailed window after you map the drive). The Virtual Drive is successfully added.

Installing the Software through a USB CD-ROM

Do the following to install the Dell server using a USB CD drive:


Step 1 Connect USB CD Drive to one of the USB ports and insert the CDS-IS 3.0 Rescue Image CD.

Step 2 Connect a VGA monitor and keyboard.


Configure the BIOS to Boot from a CD-ROM

Do the following to configure the BIOS to boot from a CD-ROM:


Step 1 Reboot the system to access the BIOS setting. If you are running through iDRAC, Click Power then select Power Cycle System (Cold Boot).

Step 2 Press F2 to enter the BIOS when the following screen appears.

Step 3 From the System BIOS tab, select Boot Setting then BIOS Boot Setting.

Step 4 Designate Virtual Optical Drive: Virtual CD (if using iDRAC virtual drive) as the Primary Boot device.

Step 5 Save the settings and reboot the system. If you are using a virtual console, power cycle (cold boot) the system.

The installation starts and the following window appears.

Step 6 Press any key to redirect output to the console.


Note You have a 5 second window to press the key or the output is redirected to the serial port. To resume output on the console, you must reboot the system from the virtual console.


The GNU GRUB menu appears.

Step 7 Select CDS-IS Rescue/Installation CD [local monitor]. This option designates the monitor console as the default output.


Note Select this option within 10 seconds or it boots with option 1 and output is redirected to the serial console.


The following menu appears.

Step 8 Select option 2 to start a fresh installation of the image. The image installation initiates and the installer configuring the physical drives marks them as "RAID0".

The following screen shows the CDS-IS image is installing.

After the installation is completed, the following window appears.

Step 9 Select option 3 and remove the CD from the CD drive (If you are using a virtual drive, close the virtual drive window to boot the system from the hard disk). The system reboots.

Step 10 You are asked to "Press any key" to continue output on the local monitor. You have a short time window to press the key.

Step 11 The Grub menu appears. Select CDS-IS Local monitor. You have a short time window to press the key.

Step 12 You are prompted to enter the Basic Configuration, press <Enter>.

Step 13 You are prompted to enter a password. Enter default as the password.

Once the password is entered successfully, the configuration screen appears.

Step 14 Configure the server after rebooting for the first time with the new image (this makes the server an SE). Set the mode to SE.

Step 15 Populate the options with the values in the table below.

Option
Value

Interface

1

IP Address of Interface

21.0.12.97 (IP of SE)

Net mask

255.255.255.0

Default Gateway

21.0.13.1

DNS

21.0.13.201

Domain Name

Cisco.com

Hostname

Dell-4


Step 16 Press <ESC> to complete the setup. The following window appears.

Step 17 Press any key to continue; the output is redirected to the serial port and the SE is up and running.

Step 18 Configure another interface from the serial console. Configure all interfaces and remaining setup from the CLI using the config command.

You can now access the SE through the interface you configured earlier, or through the serial console. For more information, see the Cisco Internet Streamer CDS 3.0 Software Configuration Guide at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/video/cds/cda/is/3_0/configuration_guide/is_cds30-cfguide.html

Step 19 Reboot the system after all configurations are made.

Step 20 Perform the required steps to add this SE in the CDSM. See the Cisco Internet Streamer CDS 3.0-3.1 Quick Start Guide at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/video/cds/cda/is/3_0/quick_guide/ISCDSQuickStart.html


Configure the BIOS

Do the following to verify all physical drives are detected from the BIOS:


Step 1 Reboot the system to enter the BIOS; press <Ctrl> +<R> when the following window appears to run the BIOS configuration utility.

The system is checking and configuring Virtual Drive (VD).

Step 2 Check at least one virtual drive is present (the Dell R720xd comes with 12 VDs configured).

Delete all Virtual Drives

Do the following to delete all virtual drives from the system:


Step 1 Reboot the system to enter the BIOS; press <Ctrl> + <R> when following window appears to run the BIOS configuration utility.

Step 2 Press <F2> to open the menu and select Clear Config to remove the Virtual Drive.

Step 3 Confirm by selecting YES to apply the changes.


Add a Virtual Drive

Do the following to add a virtual drive:


Step 1 Reboot the system to enter the BIOS, press <Ctrl> +<R> to run the BIOS configuration utility.

Step 2 Press <F2> to open the menu and select Create New VD to add a new Virtual Drive.

Step 3 Select RAID1, Physical Disk, VD Name is 0 and click OK.

Step 4 Confirm the configuration by clicking OK, the new Virtual Drive is created.

Step 5 Verify that VD ID=0 has been created on the following screen.


Configure Serial Output Configurations from BIOS

Do the following to set the parameters as displayed through the BIOS:


Step 1 Enter the BIOS setting and select Serial Communication.

Step 2 Set the External Serial Connector = Serial Device 2.

Step 3 Set Failsafe Baud Rate = 9600.

Step 4 Set Remote Terminal Type = ANSI.

Step 5 Save the settings and exit the BIOS.


Configuring the Hardware for Optimal Performance

This section describes the recommended disk mapping and configuration settings to be done using Internet Streamer CDS installer before installing the software on a Dell r720xd server.

The Dell Poweredge R720xd server contains 26 disks, 24 837 GB disks and 2 137GB disks.

Internet Streamer CDS is designed to work best when all disks within the CDNFS are of the same size, and the number of disks is a multiple of four. This allows optimal distribution of content within the CDNFS, which results in better throughput.

Do the following to install the Internet Streamer CDS software on a Dell R720xd server:


Step 1 Configure all 24 837Gb disks as CDNFS disks.

Step 2 Configure the first 137GB disk as the Boot/System disk. Also reserve disk name "disk00" for this disk.

Step 3 Make the system disk non-merged so it does not to have a CDNFS partition.

Step 4 Do not configure the second 137GB disk for use within the Internet Streamer CDS.


Do the following for proper disk mapping and configuration during a fresh installation:


Step 1 Select option 1 "Configure Hardware" to start the hardware configuration.

Step 2 Select option 1 "Configure Disks" to start configuring the disks.

Step 3 Select option 4 "Display complete Disk details" to display current disk mapping (auto-mapping).

This menu option displays the physical disks in the system and the respective mapping with the Internet Streamer CDS and Linux names. Note the first time it shows default auto mapping. There are two disks in the system that are 137GB size and 24 disks of 837GB

The first 137GB disk must be used as a system disk. The SCSI-Slot of the disk to be used as system disk (in the below example it is 0:2:24:0) can be noted down for later use.

The third entry in this quadruple denotes SCSI-Slot (the physical slot of the disk in the system bay). In the current system they range from 0:2:0:0 to 0:2:25:0.

Step 4 Note the scsi-slot 0:2:24:0 for the system disk, which is of 137GB.

Step 5 Select option 1 "Disk mapping" to start disk mapping.

Step 6 Select option 3 "Manually generate disk mappings" to start manual disk mapping.

Step 7 Select option 1 "Iterate over all disks" to start iterating over all disks for mapping.


Note The diskname "disk00" should be reserved for the first 137GB disk that is later chosen as the system disk (disk for which SCSI-Slot was noted earlier). Start mapping from disk01 to disk24 for the rest of the 24 CDNFS disks and when the scsi-slot for the first 137GB disk (earlier chosen in 5.4c) is encountered, provide the diskname as disk00.


Step 8 Mark the first 137GB disk to "disk00" and other one as "none".

Step 9 Continue with naming the disks.

Mapping has now been successfully generated.


Note This is the current mapping and does not come into effect until it is saved as shown.


Step 10 Select option 3 "Return to previous menu" to get to previous menu.

Step 11 Select option 4 "Return to previous menu" to get to previous menu.

Step 12 Select option 2 "Pick boot device" to pick the correct boot disk and choose disk00 as the new boot disk.

Step 13 Enter Choice: 1

 
   
The SYSTEM disk and the boot device MUST be the same  
Change SYSTEM disk as well? [Y/N] y  
Boot device updated
 
   

Step 14 Select option 3 "Configure Disk Management Policy" to change disk policy.

Step 15 Select option 2 "Do not use RAID" to configure raid policy for new boot disk.

Step 16 Now configure the new system disk's raid policy as "Not Merged" (does nothave a CDNFS partition).

 
   
Enter Choice: 1 
Include a CDNFS partition on SYSTEM disk(s)? [Y/N] N 
RAID policy updated
 
   

Step 17 Select option 3 "Return to previous menu" to get to the previous menu.

Step 18 Select option 4 "Display complete Disk details" to verify the new disk mapping is done.

Step 19 Verify disk00 is one of the 137GB disks and the other one is marked as `Unmapped'.

Total number of disk mapped = 25

Step 20 Select option 6 "Save settings and Exit" to save the new manual disk mapping.

The following output is shown after entering option 6 "Save settings and Exit":

Disk settings cannot be saved till software is installed on the chassis 
Your settings will be saved automatically when software is installed 
Disk settings saved
 
   

Step 21 Select option 4 "Return to previous menu" to get to previous menu.


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