Installing the operating system on the first node of the cluster

Article:HOWTO60425  |  Created: 2011-10-20  |  Updated: 2012-02-03  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO60425
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Installing the operating system on the first node of the cluster

This first task in the installation process is to install the operating system on the first node of a cluster.

To install the operating system

  1. Insert the FileStore OS operating system installation DVD, and boot the server from the DVD.

    You can also use an external USB DVD-ROM.

  2. At the boot prompt, select the Installation option. Press Enter.

    The installation starts with a System Probing (discovery) screen. System discovery includes locating USB drives on the node, FireWire devices, floppy disk devices, hard disk devices, and so on. System discovery happens automatically, you do not have to input any information.

  3. When system discovery is complete, use the Tab key to select Next and press Enter to continue the installation.

  4. On the Preparing Hard Disk: Select install device screen, select the hard disk you want to use for the installation device. All hard disks that are found during system discovery are included on the list.

    You can use the Tab key to navigate through the list of hard disks.

    Symantec recommends that you have at least 70 GB of hard disk space to install the operating system.

  5. After you select an installation device, select Next and press Enter to continue the installation.

  6. In the Clock and Time Zone screen, set the clock and the time zone for your installation.

    To set the time zone, use the Arrow keys to navigate in the Region column. Once you have highlighted the correct region, use the Tab key to navigate to the Time Zone column. Select the time zone that applies to your location.

    Use the Tab key to navigate to the Time and Date box to change the time.

  7. When you have finished setting the clock and the time zone, select Next and press Enter to continue the installation.

    A Preparing System for Automated Installation screen displays. System preparation happens automatically, you do not have to enter any information.

  8. When system preparation is complete, select Next and press Enter to continue the installation.

    The installation continues with a Perform Installation (disk partitioning) screen. Disk partitioning happens automatically, you do not have to enter any information.

  9. When disk partitioning is complete, select Next and press Enter to continue the installation.

    The installation continues with a Perform Installation (RPM package installation) screen. Package installation happens automatically, you do not have to enter any information.

  10. When RPM package installation is complete, select Next and press Enter to continue the installation.

    When the installation is complete, a login prompt displays.

    At this stage the operating system is installed. After you install the operating system, confirm that all devices (Ethernet interface cards, host bus adapters, and so on) are properly detected and visible to the running operating system.

  11. You can follow the same steps that are shown in this section to install the operating system on additional nodes in the cluster, or you can continue and install FileStore software on the first node of the cluster. Symantec recommends installing the FileStore software.

    See Installing the FileStore software on the first node of a cluster.


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