On-boarding Thunder to Harmony Controller

To on-board the first time users on Harmony Controller follow the below sequence:

  1. Super-admin first time logs in on a fresh Install
  2. Administrator first time login while the Harmony Controller is already set-up

Note: Both users can use the following but few options will be limited for a new user flow post set-up based on the role.

It is recommended that the users should have Thunder provisioned with the correct license before attempting to configuring features that are managed by the license.

System Set-up checks

NTP set-up

Time should be in sync while performing installation or there are possibilities of unsucessful deployment. Refer to Network Time Protocol section for additional information.

If Thunder and Harmony clock are not in sync we need to set the clock using Harmony Controller’s operator console.

  • Check the time on Harmony box using the command “date”:

    [root@ip-10-0-1-101 ~]# date

    Tue July 10 10:32:32 UTC 2019

  • Check the time on Thunder box using command “sh clock”:

    thunder-azure(NOLICENSE)#show clock

Note: We allow +30 seconds difference between Thunder device and Harmony Controller.

Harmony Controller and Thunder Compatibility

  • Check Harmony Controller Version

  • Check ACOS version

  • Verify Harmony Controller compatibility with Thunder

    Refer to Compatibility section.

Network Reachability between Harmony Controller and Thunder

Refer to Networking Pre-requisites section.

Note: For Harmony Controller 5.1.0 release onwards, users need to specify the port 443 in Harmony Controller profile manually, and for previous releases the default was 8443 port.

Set-up Organization

  1. First provider is set-up during HC install

    Refer to Installation on Custom Resources (singlenode) section or Installation on A10 Hardware Appliances (Software Installation on one Harmony Controller 2000 Appliance) to set-up first provider during installation.

  2. Create one or more tenants based on your needs.

    Refer to Adding a Tenant to add tenants.

  3. Create users

    Refer to Adding/Assigning Users to create users.

  4. Set-up remote authentication

    Refer to Multiple Authentication Methods section to set-up remote authentication.

Adding Harmony Apps

  1. Install any additional apps, if needed
  2. Update installed apps

Refer to Harmony Apps documentation available at Installing an Application to install or update the apps.

Registering Thunder Devices

  1. Add cluster, devices
  2. Registering Thunder devices

Registering Thunder Devices Behind a Firewall

In order for Thunder devices behind the firewall, connecting Thunder to Harmony the server port 25500 needs to be opened in SaaS deployments.

For connecting Thunder to Harmony functionality to work, devices should be registered through CLI option using:

harmony-controller profile
host controller.example.com use-mgmt-port
provider root
user-name user@company.com
password encrypted pwl23ABCDefgh (The password is displayed as an encrypted text)
region India
availability-zone Bangalore
tunnel enable

For additional information refer to Registering the Thunder Device to Harmony Controller Using the CLI Mode.

Registering Thunder Devices Outside a Firewall

In order for Thunder devices outside the firewall, devices should be registered using the User Interface and refer to Provisioning the Cluster.

  1. Provision cluster partitions to tenants and name the Logical Partitions
  2. Scan configuration behavior and Cluster Partition assignments
  3. Re-assign of Logical Partition

Refer to the Infrastructure documentation available at Device Management or Managing Thunder Devices to set-up the infrastructure.

User should be able to see the analytics or data once the mapping is synced with the devices successfully.