This section explains how to prepare Supermicro 1014S nodes for creating a Qumulo Core cluster.

Step 1: Verify Your Node

  1. Shut down your node and connect a display, a keyboard, and a mouse to it.

  2. Plug the Qumulo Core USB Drive Installer into an available USB port on the node and then press the power button.

    Front Diagram of the Supermicro A+ ASG-1014S-ACR12N4H Node

Step 2: Boot by Using the Qumulo Core USB Drive Installer

  1. When the node powers on and begins to boot, on the Supermicro screen, press F11.

  2. On the Please select boot device: screen, select your USB drive (usually labelled with UEFI OS) and boot into it.

Step 3: Install Qumulo Core

After the node reboots, the Field Verification Tool runs automatically.

Select [1] Factory reset (DESTROYS ALL DATA) and then enter DESTROY ALL DATA.

When the FVT finishes, the FVT passed! message appears.

Qumulo Core is now installed on your node.

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
  • NIC mode
  • Boot order
  1. To attempt auto-correction, select [1] Run FVT Flash. This will try to fix issues then reboot.

    If the fixes are successful, the FVT reboots the node automatically.

  2. To re-attempt verification, boot by using the Qumulo Core USB Drive Installer and then continue the installation.

Non-Fixable Issues

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

  1. Review the End User Agreement, click I agree to the End User Agreement, and then click Submit.

  2. Name your cluster.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. If the Customize Protection Level option appears, you can increase your system resilience by selecting 3-drive protection.

  6. Enter a password for the administrative account and click Create Cluster.

  7. To access the Qumulo Core Web UI, connect to any node by entering its IP address into a web 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.