Manage CloudBoot Compute Resource Devices

You can manage CloudBoot compute resource devices (disks, network interfaces and PCI devices), which are configured during CloudBoot compute resource creation.

To edit CloudBoot compute resource devices configuration:

  1. Go to Control Panel > AdminSettings menu > Compute Resources > label of compute resource > Tools > Manage Devices.
  2. The page that loads displays the Storage and CloudBoot versions details and the list of devices together with their details. The Storage version displays the onappstore rpm version and may have the UNKNOWN VERSION value if the compute resource was booted from an older ramdisk image.
    • For disks - name, status and SCSi identifier
    • For network interfaces - name, status and MAC

  3. Click the Edit Device Configuration button.
  4. Configure disks:

    • move the Passthrough all disks slider to the right to pass through all disks to Storage Controller Server without the bond and the Storage Controller Server will have the complete control over disks.
    • assign each disk to Storage or to Cache, or leave it unassigned
    • for disks assigned to Cache, specify number of mirrors and stripes

  5. Configure network interfaces. For each Compute resource NIC, you can use one of the following options:
    • Unassigned - leave the NIC unused.
    • SAN subnet - select this option to use this interface for storage network. In this case, NIC interface will be bonded with virtual network interface of the Storage Controller Server.
    • Passthrough to storage - this option is available for Xen CloudBoot compute resources. The network interface will be added to the Storage Controller Server without the bond and the Storage Controller Server will have the complete control over this interface. 
    • Passthrough to Guest - this option is available for smart CloudBoot Compute resources. The network interface will be added to the smart server.

  6. Configure PCI devices:

    • move the Passthrough custom PCI devices slider to the right to display all PCI devices available on the Compute resource. You can then choose specific devices to pass through to the storage controller.

  7. Click Next.
  8. After devices are successfully reconfigured, click Finish.

Advanced Network Interfaces

You can also manage the advanced configuration of network interface devices at Control Panel > Settings > Compute Resources > label of the necessary compute resource > Tools > Hardware Devices page. The Advanced Network Interfaces slider becomes visible in the top right corner of the page once the compute resource starts speaking VIF Storage API. For this, the compute resource should be properly connected to the Control Panel and have network interfaces available. Move the slider to the right to show the advanced network interfaces for a compute resource. 

Add Advanced Network Interface Device

If required, you can manually create an advanced network interface with custom parameters. To do so:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Settings > Compute Resources > label of the necessary compute resource.
  2. Click the Tools button and select the Hardware Devices option. 
  3. On the page that appears, click the Create new custom network interface device button.
  4. Specify the following details:
    • Name
    • PCI
    • MAC address 
  5. Click Save

To edit the network interface label, PCI or MAC address, click the Edit icon next to the appropriate network interface.

To delete a network interface, click the Delete icon next to the interface you want to delete.