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Configure Chassis Layout

Configuration of the chassis layout is one of the basic steps for configuring and managing your Sunlight Enterprise Software Platform. It is accomplished via the rack configurator utility that allows you to create a visual representation of your physical server layout in the Data Center. This section provides information on how to configure the chassis layout to achieve the best performance and reliability.

The system dashboard is displayed after logging into the UI using the credentials listed on the Getting Started page. The chassis layout configuration consists of two steps - chassis types configuration and racks configuration.

Configure Chassis Types

To configure the chassis types:

  1. Click the Infrastructure tab.
  2. Click the Configure Racks button on the top right side of the page.
  3. Click on the Chassis Types tab on the right of the wizard.
  4. Your chassis should have been detected. Select the entry for your system, modify the height of the chassis in U's, the number of blades per chassis, the number of logical servers (Compute Nodes) per blade, and the storage drive configuration per blade.
  5. Click on the Save button

Configure Racks button

Configure Chassis type

Configure Racks

To configure the racks:

  1. Click the Racks tab under the Configure Racks wizard (as above).
  2. Specify the height dimension of your rack in U's.
  3. Click and drag Discovered systems into the correct locations in the virtual rack.

Create Rack wizard

Drag and drop chassis

This is an important step in configuring your system as it allows for correct optimisations further down the line as you start deploying real workloads and systems on the infrastructure.

After the chassis layout configuration is completed return to the Racks section to see an accurate visual representation of your server systems as they are currently positioned in your Data Center. Configuration of the chassis layout is the first step to configure the storage and network IO infrastructure.

Rack visualisation