Manage Static Compute Resource Hardware Devices

You can manage static compute resource hardware devices (disks and network interfaces), which are configured during Static compute resource creation

Edit static compute resource hardware devices configuration

To edit static compute resource hardware devices configuration:

  1. Go to Control Panel > Admin > Settings menu > Compute Resources > label of compute resource > Tools > Hardware Devices.
  2. The page that loads displays the Storage 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 Hardware Device Configuration button.
  4. Assign each disk to Storage or to Cache, or leave it unassigned:
    • Unassigned - leave the disk unused
    • Assigned to Storage - select to use this disk into storage datastore
    • Assigned to Cache - select to use this disk for DM-Cache

  5. Configure network interfaces. For each Compute resource NIC, you can use one of the following options:
    • Unassigned - leave the NIC unused.
    • Assigned to SAN - 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.

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

To disable SAN network, unassign all network interfaces from the compute resource at Control Panel > Admin > Settings > Compute Resources > label of the compute resource > Tools > Edit hardware devices > set the Unassigned option for all network interfaces. If you need to configure networks manually, refer to Manual Integrated Storage Network Configuration.

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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 > Admin > 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.