This section explains how to prepare Supermicro 1014S nodes for creating a Qumulo cluster.
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
When the node powers on and begins to boot, on the Supermicro screen, press F11.Note
The boot setting is persistent: When you boot from a USB drive once, the node continues to boot from the USB drive. After you finish installing Qumulo Core, remove the USB drive from the node.
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  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
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 the Qumulo Care team.
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.