Upgrade and Mantainance Tool
HyperFlex Cluster can be managed by using daemon agent on ESXi hosts directly, users may ssh into agents and issue
stcli cluster startor
stcli cluster stopcan bring down/up entire ceph cluster.
stcli node maintenanceMode --ip <hostIP> --mode enterand put a host into HX MM.
Upgrade HX agents only:
stcli cluster upgrade --components hxdp \ --location /tmp/storfs-packages-1.8.1c-19694.tgz \ --vcenter-user [email protected]
Upgrade can be extremely heavy load for hosts, it puts hosts in maintenance mode one by one, and it may cause issue because DRS will try to move vm back onto the host in upgrading process, and the migration takes too long sometime may cause
stcli cluster upgradeprocess timeout.
hxuserto control and manage cluster, sometimes it may be out of sync with ESX and causes
hxuserlocked out. The password entered may cause error due to special marks
}used. A simple fix is to copy related key in
/etc/shadowfrom a working ESX.