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Run

book for deploying Cloupias CUIC

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The purpose of this run book is to demonstrate how to deploy Cloupias CUIC to manage Flexpod from single pane of glass and how to publish VM resources to self-service users. At the end of this exercise, you will learn how easy it is to deploy, configure CUIC and manage FlexPod from single pane of glass.

Start of Exercise
Step
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Action: Deploying Cloupias CUIC


Open VI Client on your desktop. Enter the vCenter IP address. Login with given username & password.

Click on File select Deploy OVF Template

Click on Browse Explore the CUIC OVF image location (please refer the infrastructure details for the location) and select the OVF file

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Click Next

Click Next

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Accept the License

Enter the CUIC name as CUIC-Demo (The CUIC name was chosen for demonstration purpose only, you can choose any name as you like.)

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Select the ESX Cluster and Click Next

Select a Datastore on which you want to deploy CUIC & click Next

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Click Next

Select the VM Network port group & click Next

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Click Next

Click Finish Modify the CUIC virtual appliance resource reservations (CPU & Memory) Right Click on the deployed CUIC virtual appliance and select Edit Settings

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Click on Resources Tab

Select CPU and enter 2000 Mhz as CPU reservation Select Memory and enter 2000 MB as Memory reservation Click OK 2. After the CUIC virtual appliance is deployed, please follow the steps to configure the Network. Select the deployed CUIC Virtual Appliance Click on Power On button Right click on the CUIC-Demo virtual appliance and Click on Open Console Wait for the below prompt Configuring Static IP Configuration Do you want to configure static IP (y/n)? :

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press y and hit enter Enter IP Address, Subnet mask and Gateway IP address details (please refer the infrastructure details for the IP Details) press y when it asks Do you want to continue

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Wait until you get the below Login screen.

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Access the installed CUIC through a Web browser. Open a Web browser, Internet Explorer / Firefox (Pre-requisite: Adobe Flash player plugin need to be installed) Type the CUIC IP address and hit Enter You should see the below login screen.

Login with username: admin and password: admin After a successful login, you will see the below notification message.

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Click OK to continue.


Click on Administration and select Users and Groups


Click on Login Users tab and select admin user and click on Edit button.

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Enter Admin users email address under User Contact Email field and click on Save button.

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Add the license to CUIC to enable the Management & Automation feature set. Click on Administration Click on System Administration

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Click on License Tab Click on Update License

Enter the license key (you can get the evaluation license key by emailing partners@cloupia.com)

Click on Save & Close Logout as admin from CUIC admin portal and login as admin again.

Click on admin user

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Click on Dashboard tab and select the check box Enable Dashboard Click on Apply and click on x to close it.

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Adding FlexPod device accounts and VMware vCenter account Click on Administration Click on System Administration

Click on Datacenters tab.

Click on Add button

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Enter the Datacenter Name as Demo-DC (Ex: Datacenter Name of FlexPod where it was deployed) - (The name Demo-DC was chosen for demonstration purpose only, you can choose any name as you like) Enter the Datacenter address under Address field. Click on Add button.

Click on Administration Click on System Administration Click on Physical Accounts

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Click on Add button to add Cisco UCSM account

Select Category Type as Computing Select Account Type as UCSM Select Authentication Type as Locally authenticated Type Account Name as Cisco-UCSM (The name was chosen for demonstration purpose only, you can choose any name as you like) Select Data Center as Demo-DC Enter the Cisco UCSM IP Address Enter Cisco UCSM User ID & Password (User should have admin level rights) Leave the Transport Type as http or https Click on Save button and Click OK Select the Cisco-UCSM account and click on Test Connectivity

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Verify that the Test Connectivity is successful

Adding NetApp Controller Physical account to CUIC Click on Add action button

Select Category Type as Storage Select Account Type as NetApp ONTAP Type Account Name as NetApp-FAS-A (controller-A) - (The name was chosen for demonstration

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purpose only, you can choose any name as you like) Select Data Center as Demo-DC Enter the NetApp Controller A management IP Address Enter User ID/Password (user account should have root level rights) Change the Transport Type to https (or http) Leave the http port as 443 Click on Save button and Click OK Select the NetApp-FAS-A account and click on Test Connectivity Verify that the Test Connectivity successful Follow the same procedure to add second NetApp Controller (B) Adding Nexus 5K switches to CUIC Click on Managed Network Elements

Click on Add Network Element button

Select Data Center as Demo-DC Enter Nexus 5K Switch A management network IP Address Select Protocol as ssh or telnet Enter Username admin Enter the Password

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Enter Enable Password Select Device Category as Cisco Nexus OS Click on Submit Verify that the Test Connectivity successful

Adding VMware vCenter Account Click on Administration Click on System Administration Click on Virtual Accounts

Click on Add button

Select VMware from the drop down list.

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Enter Cloud Name as VMware-Cloud (The name was chosen for demonstration purpose only, you can choose any name as you like) Enter vCenter Server IP Address Enter User ID (User should have administrator level rights on vCenter Server) Enter the Password Select Physical Datacenter as Demo-DC Click on Add button Verify that the Test Connectivity successful Initiating Manual Inventory of VMware vCenter Account Click on Virtual menu and click on Compute

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Click on VMware-Cloud and Click on Polling tab

Click on Request Inventory Collection button to initiate the Inventory. Wait until the Inventory process is completed. Click on Refresh button to refresh the status.

Wait for 20-25 minutes for complete Inventory of FlexPod Device configuration and VMware vCenter. 6. Managing FlexPod from Single Pane of Glass Click on Converged menu Click on Demo-DC FlexPod

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Double Click on NetApp-FAS-A controller to view and manage NetApp Controllers.

Click on NetApp-FAS-A and click on View Details

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Browse through the Tabs to view and manage NetApp Controller configuration. Click on Back button to go back to Unified Management View of FlexPod

Double Click on Nexus 5K Switch A to view and manage the Configuration.

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Browse through the tabs to view and manage the Nexus 5K Switch. Click on Back button to go back to Unified Management View of FlexPod

Double Click on Cisco UCSM to view and manage the UCSM configuration.

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Browse through the tabs to view and manage the Cisco UCSM configuration. Click on Back button to go back to Unified Management View of FlexPod

Double click on VMware-Cloud to view and manage the configuration of VMware vCenter (vSphere)

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Browse through the tabs to view and manage the VMware vCenter configuration. Click on Back button to go back to Unified Management View of FlexPod

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Adding a Group and Self-service user Click on Administration menu and click on Users and Groups

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Click on User Groups tab and Click on Add button

Enter the group name (Ex: Demo or Finance or Sales or QA etc...) Enter the Contact Email for the Group

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Click on Login Users tab and click on Add button to add the Group

Select the User Type as Service End-User Select the User Group (Group Name that was created above) Enter the Password Enter the User Contact Email Click on Add button to add the Self-Service User

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Setting up Policies for Compute, Storage, Network, System and Creating a vDC and catalog items for self-service portal. A policy is a set of rules which determines where and how a new VM will be provisioned within the infrastructure based on the availability of system resources. Click on Policies menu and select Computing

Click on VMware Computing Policy tab and click on Add button.

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Enter the Computing policy name (Ex: Demo_Computing_Policy) Select the Cloud Name from the drop-down list. Cloud Name represents your Virtual Cloud account. In this instance, it is VMware vCenter account that we added before. For Host Node/Cluster Scope select Include Selected Clusters For Selected Clusters, click on Select button and choose the ESX Cluster that was configured on vCenter Server. For Resource Pool, click on Select button and choose the Resource pool if there was any defined. Leave rest of the options to defaults. Resizing options defines the no of CPU and amount Memory resources that end-user can select as a choice during self-service VM provisioning request. Deploy to Folder option defines how the provisioned VMs can be organized under the VM Folders within the vCenter Server. Click on Add button to add the Computing Policy.

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Click on Policies menu and select Storage

Click on VMware Storage Policy tab

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Enter the Storage Policy Name (Ex: Demo_Storage_Policy) Select the Cloud Name from the drop-down list. Cloud Name represents your Virtual Cloud account. In this instance, it is VMware vCenter account that we added before. For Data Stores Scope select Include Selected from drop down. For Selected Data Stores, click on Select button and choose the Datastore on the ESX Cluster on which you want to provision the VMs. Leave rest of the options as defaults and click Next

Click on Submit to create a Storage Policy.

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Click on Policies menu and select Network

Click on VMware Network Policy tab and click on Add button to create a Network policy.

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Enter the Network Policy Name (Ex: Demo_Network_Policy) Select the Cloud Name from the drop-down list. Cloud Name represents your Virtual Cloud account. In this instance, it is VMware vCenter account that we added before. Select the Port Group Type as Virtual Machine PortGroup or Distribute Virtual PortGroup depends on how you configured your ESX cluster. Select the appropriate Port Group Name from the drop-down list to where the VMs need to be connected on the Network. Select the Copy Adapter Type from Template checkbox If you dont have DHCP, then unselect Use DHCP check box Enter the Static IP Pool range (Ex: 192.168.210.10-192.168.210.100) Enter the Subnet Mask Enter the Gateway IP for the defined Static IP range. Click on Next button

Click on Submit button to create the Network Policy.

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Click on Policies menu and select Service Delivery

Click on VMware System Policy tab and Click on Add button.

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Enter the System Policy Name (Ex: demo_system_policy) Leave the default values for VM Name Template (This field is to generate a Virtual Machine Name automatically during a VM provisioning process.) Enter the DNS Domain name Choose the Time Zone Enter the DNS Server List separated by a comma (,) Choose VM Image Type as Windows and Linux Uncheck the Auto Logon and enter the Administrator Password For Domain/Workgroup select Workgroup Enter the Workgroup name and Click on Add button to add the System Policy

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Click on the Cost model tab and click on Add button to add a Chargeback Cost Policy. Enter the Cost Model Name (Ex: demo_cost_policy) Select the Charge Frequency as Monthly Enter the Active VM Cost as 10 Enter the Provisioned Memory cost as 5 Enter the Committed Storage Cost as 2 Click on Add button to add the Cost Policy

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Create a vDC (Virtual Datacenter) A Virtual Data Center is a Secure Virtual Infrastructure Environment which defines virtual resources (Compute, Storage, Network, and Cost policies), end-user operational rules and restrictions. Click on Policies menu and click on Virtual Data Centers

Click on Add button

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Enter the vDC Name (Ex: Demo_vDC) Select the Group as Demo which was created previously Select the Cloud Name as VMware-Cloud Under Policies section, for System Policy select demo_system_policy For Computing Policy select demo_computing_policy For Network Policy select demo_network_policy For Storage Policy select demo_storage_policy For Cost Model select demo_cost_policy Under End User Self-Service options select all of the check boxes. Click on Add button to add the vDC

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Adding a Catalog Resource for self-service. Click on Policies menu and click on Catalogs

Click on Add button to add the catalog item.

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Enter the Catalog Name as Apache Web Server Select the Catalog Icon as VM: Redhat Linux Select the check box for Applied to all groups Select the Cloud Name as VMware-Cloud Select the RedHat template Image from the drop down list Click Next

Select the Category as Web Server Select the Specify OS as Linux Redhat Click on Next

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Choose the Credential Options as Do not share Click on Next

Select the check box for Automatic Guest Customization Click on Next button.

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Click on Next button.

Click on Submit button to finish creating the Catalog item.

Self-Service Portal: Self-Service VM provisioning and Self-Service management

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9. Logout as Admin and Login as a Self-Service User

Click on Catalog tab to view the published Catalog resource items.

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Click on Next

Select previously created vDC Enter the VM Name Prefix Select Provision now Click on Next

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Choose CPU Cores and Memory Click Next

Click Next

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Click Submit to create a Service Request for VM provisioning.

Click on Services tab to view the Service Request progress.

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Double Click on the Service Request to see the progress. (Note: Each Circle is a task and is represented in colors. Green: Successfully Completed, Blue: Task is in progress, Red: Task is failed.)

Once VM provisioning process is completed, close the Service Request progress windows and Click on Virtual Resources Tab

Click on VMs tab to view the provisioned VM.

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You can perform Life Cycle Management and Resource Management on the provisioned VM.

Click on Accounting tab to view the Chargeback information.

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