This section explains how to prepare HPE Apollo 4200 Gen10 Plus nodes for creating a Qumulo Core cluster. This guide is for system administrators, professional service providers, and colleagues in your organization who are responsible for installing and configuring server hardware.
Step 1: Verify Your Node
Shut down your node and connect a display, a keyboard, and a mouse to it.
Plug the Qumulo Core USB Drive Installer into an available USB port on the node and then press the power button.
Step 2: Boot by Using the Qumulo Core USB Drive Installer
On the HPE ProLiant boot screen, press F11.Note
The Boot Menu page might take a few minutes to appear.
On the One-Time Boot Menu page, click Generic USB Boot and continue to run the Field Verification Tool (FVT).
Step 3: Run the Field Verification Tool (FVT)
After the node reboots, the Field Verification Tool runs automatically.
Select  Factory reset (DESTROYS ALL DATA) and then enter
DESTROY ALL DATA.
Fixable Issues During Installation
If the FVT finds fixable issues, it prompts you to auto-correct any detected issues, depending on your installation scenario. Issues that the FVT can auto-correct include the following:
- BIOS Configuration
- Drive firmware
- Drive controller firmware
- NIC mode for CX5
- Boot order
To attempt auto-correction, select  Run FVT Flash. This will try to fix issues then reboot.
If the fixes are successful, the FVT reboots the node automatically.
To re-attempt verification, boot by using the Qumulo Core USB Drive Installer and then continue the installation.
If the FVT is unable to auto-correct any issues, the message Not fixable issues were detected. appears, providing reasons for failure.
For help with troubleshooting your node, contact Qumulo Care.
Step 4: Create and Configure Your Cluster
Review the End User Agreement, click I agree to the End User Agreement, and then click Submit.
Name your cluster.
On the 1. Set up cluster page, select the nodes to add to your cluster.
As you select nodes, the installer updates the total capacity of your cluster at the bottom of the page.Note
If any nodes are missing, confirm that they are powered on and connected to the same network.
On the 2. Confirm cluster protection level page, Qumulo Core selects the recommended 2- or 3-drive protection level based on your cluster size and node type.
If the Customize Protection Level option appears, you can increase your system resilience by selecting 3-drive protection.Important
- The option for selecting the drive protection level is available only at cluster creation time. You can't change it later.
- Using 3-drive protection reduces the total capacity of your cluster.
Enter a password for the administrative account and click Create Cluster.
To access the Qumulo Core Web UI, connect to any node by entering its IP address into a browser. For more information, see Qumulo Core Web UI Browser Compatibility on Qumulo Care.
For more information about configuring your cluster configuration and getting started with Qumulo Core, see Qumulo Installation FAQ on Qumulo Care.