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  • 5.0
  • 04/26/2022
  • Public Content

Add BareMetal Edge Node

To add a BareMetal Edge Node, BareMetal Provisioning must be configured using the following steps.

Step 1: Configure BareMetal Provisioning

Click on
Deploy
in the top menu and select
Connect to an Edge Node
.
  1. For BareMetal Provisioning Configuration, select the
    Settings
    tab in the
    Connect to an Edge node
    screen and then click on
    Configure
    .
  2. You will see a list of Image files displayed on the screen. Select any one of the Image files.
  3. Click on
    Next
    .
    Enter the Hostname, Username, and Password.
  4. Click on
    Next
    .
    If you want to enable IDV, choose the
    Enable
    option.
    The IDV feature should be enabled on the Host machine before it can be enabled here on the BareMetal.
  5. Click on
    Next
    .
    Select
    Yes
    if you want to deploy the workload. Else, choose
    No
    .
    When the
    Yes
    option is selected, only those workload templates that can be deployed onto the BareMetal, based on the entered configurations, will be shown. Choose the workload template by clicking on the
    Select
    button.
    You can also create a new workload template if you do not find a suitable one by clicking on
    Click here
    as shown in the below image. But doing this will take you out of the configuration flow.
  6. Click on
    Next
    . In this screen, you can review details for the BareMetal Provisioning Configuration and go back to previous steps to make changes, if needed.
  7. Click on
    Configure
    .
  8. You will see a notification indicating that the BareMetal has been configured.
  9. Once BareMetal is configured, boot up the target device in PXE Boot and select ESC_BareMetal_Profile from the PXE boot menu. This will start the OS installation process. For detailed steps regarding target device setup, refer to Pre-Setup for Target Device.
  10. Once the OS installation process is started, the target device will register itself on ESC and it will be listed under the
    Connection Pending
    tab. Click
    View logs
    if you want to follow the ESC installation of the target device on the
    Connection Pending
    tab.
  11. Once the OS installation process is completed, the target device will reboot and be onboarded automatically.
  12. After the target device is onboarded, it will be displayed under
    Connection Complete
    tab.
Once the BareMetal is configured, you can
Disable, Edit, and View Details
about the BareMetal configuration by choosing the relevant option in the
Actions
menu in the
Settings
tab.

Product and Performance Information

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Performance varies by use, configuration and other factors. Learn more at www.Intel.com/PerformanceIndex.