Add New Physical Node or Cluster to GigaVUE‑FM

You can add physical nodes and clusters to GigaVUE‑FM either manually or by importing an Excel spreadsheet. However, before adding a new physical node, ensure that the node credentials are added under the System > Node Details.

Note:  In a cluster configuration, the Normal nodes are seen as Member nodes in GigaVUE‑FM.

Add Nodes Manually

To add physical nodes manually, do the following:

1.   On the left navigation pane, click on and select Physical .
2. On the Physical Nodes page, click Add. The Add Physical Node page displays.
3. Select Add Manually.
4. Enter or select the information as shown in the following table:

Field

Description

Node

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DNS name or IP address of the node. Click + to add additional nodes or - to remove a node.

Note:  You must add the nodes by their FQDN or hostname rather than IP, especially in case of NAT nodes. This ensures that GigaVUE‑FM and device communication is not interrupted when there is a change in the IP address of the node.

When adding clusters, use the VIP of the cluster to add. If VIP is not configured, they you must add the leaders FQDN or IP, which is the primary address of the cluster.

 

Port

The HTTPS port number of the device, if it has been changed using CLI.

Note:  If you do not provide the HTTPS port number, then the default value 443 will be used for device communication.

Secondary IP Address

IP address (nodeAddress) of the node that is used to connect to the cluster, in case the primary IP address is not reachable. This node will be the one which becomes the leader if the leader fails.

Note:  Secondary IP address is applicable only for clusters configured without VIP. You cannot add a secondary IP address for standalone nodes. You can edit an existing cluster and add the secondary IP address.

In case both the primary and the secondary IP address is not reachable the cluster is marked as unreachable.

Custom Login Credentials

Check box to enable custom login credentials. If enabled enter the following details:

■   User Name
■   Password

SNMP Version

The SNMP version to be used to register GigaVUE‑FM as a SNMP target on the node.

Node behind NAT

Check box to indicate if the node being added is behind NAT. Refer to Add NAT Behind Nodes for details.

Tags

Select the tag key and the tag value to which the node must be associated to.

Note:  You can only view tags that are permitted for your role. Refer to the "Tags" section in the GigaVUE Administration Guide for more details.

5. Click Submit to add the node or nodes to the list of physical nodes GigaVUE‑FM is managing.

For standalone nodes, both node IP (Device IP) and cluster ID is the node Address (nodeAddress) provided by the user while adding the node.

Note:  In GigaVUE‑FM version 5.5.01, the Node IP was the actual IP and the Cluster ID was either the DNS ID (if the IP address was resolved) or the Node IP (if the IP address was not resolved).

Add Nodes From an Excel Spreadsheet

You can add nodes to GigaVUE‑FM by uploading an Excel spreadsheet that contains a list of the physical nodes that you want GigaVUE‑FM to manage. You can create the spreadsheet or use a spreadsheet from a previous export of the nodes. The format of the spreadsheet must have at least a column with the node addresses along with the HTTPS port number (if the port number of the node has been changed using CLI) and the header Node Address.

  • If you do not provide the HTTPS port number in the Excel spreadsheet, then the default value 443 will be used for device communication.
  • For software version greater than 5.11, Node_IP should be changes to Node Address.

1 Node List Spreadsheet for Import/Export

Note:  The format of the spreadsheet changed in GigaVUE‑FM 3.3. To import a spreadsheet created by GigaVUE‑FM prior to GigaVUE‑FM 3.3, you can modify the previous spreadsheet or do a new export after upgrading to the current version of GigaVUE‑FM. An example of a spreadsheet is shown in 1.

You can also import nodes to GigaVUE‑FM by uploading an Excel spreadsheet that contains only the Node Address, username, and password of the nodes that you want to import. An example of such spreadsheet is shown below:

To add physical nodes by importing from a spreadsheet, do the following:

1.   On the left navigation pane, click on select Physical .
2. On the Physical Nodes page, click Import.

The Add Physical Node page displays with the Import from Excel option automatically selected. The page displays an area for selecting or dragging and dropping a file.

3. Drop an Excel file onto the page or click Select File to upload the file.

The page displays the list of IP address.

4. Select the nodes to add to GigaVUE‑FM.
5. Click Submit to add the node or nodes to the list of Physical Nodes GigaVUE‑FM is managing.

Note:  If the nodes/clusters that are being imported in to GigaVUE‑FM are associated to tags, you must ensure to add the tags to that GigaVUE‑FM instance before importing the nodes. Otherwise, the nodes will not be associated to the tags. Refer to the GigaVUE Administration Guide for more details.