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Tintri for Hyper-V 2012 R2 Installation Checklist -No SCVMM -DomainAdmin Credentials Available

Applies To

 

Product(s)

Version(s)

All

3.2, 4.0, 4.1, 4.2,

Description

This article, working in conjunction with the Tintri Hyper-V setup guide, provides a walk-through checklist on how to configure Hyper-V 2012 R2 to communicate with the Tintri VMstore.

These steps require Domain Administrator credentials. 

 

How-To

DNS and Active Directory Configuration

 

Step

Description

Stage

A1

Create DNS Forward Lookup (A Records) for the VMStore hostname mapped to the administration IP Addresses

Example: VMSTORE01

Pre-Requisite (DNS Server)
A2

Create DNS Forward Lookup (A Records) for the VMStore Datastore network mapped to the datastore IP Addresses.

Example: VMSTORE01-DATA

Pre-Requisite (DNS Server)

A3

Configure the Tintri DNS settings ensuring that at least one valid DNS server is configured

Note: Failure to configure DNS will result in failure during the Active Directory domain join process

VMstore Configuration

A4

Configure the Tintri NTP settings ensuring that a valid time server is provided.

Note: If the time is incorrect on the Tintri VMStore it may cause problems during the Active Directory join process

VMstore Configuration

A5

Join the Tintri VMStore to the Active Directory domain using the Tintri VMstore UI

Note: This will require a domain admin account

VMstore Configuration

A6

Set the SMB Hostname using the Tintri VMstore UI.  The setting required is located within the Data Store IP screen. Once the hostname has been entered click on the ‘Test’ button to validate

Example: vmstore01-data.tintri.com

VMstore Configuration

A7

Create a Domain Group in Active directory for the Hyper-V hosts

Example Name: HyperV-Nodes

Pre-Requisite (AD DS configuration)

A8

Add all Hyper-V hosts as members of the group created within step A7

Pre-Requisite (AD DS configuration)

A9

Create a Domain Group within Active directory for the Tintri VMstore

Example Name: Tintri VMStore

Pre-Requisite (AD DS configuration)

A10

Add the Tintri computer account to the members list for the domain group created in step A9.

VMstore Configuration

A11

Configure the SPN delegation for each Hyper-V computer account

Example:

Service Type = CIFS

User or Computer = vmstore01-data.tintri.com

Note: This step needs to be completed for each Hyper-V host and each Tintri VMstore

Post VMstore Domain-Join

 

Hyper-V Administrator Configuration

 

Step

Description

Stage

B1

Using Powershell, Type the following command:

winrm set winrm/config/service '@{AllowUnencrypted=”true”}'

Note: PowerShell must be run as an administrator for this command to work

Pre-Requisite (HyperV Node)

B2

Add the Domain group created for the Tintri VMstores in step A9 to the local Administrators group on the

Hyper-V node

Pre-Requisite (HyperV Node)

B3

Install Tintri Hyper-V Services (THS)

Pre-Requisite (Hyper-V Node)

B4 Repeat steps B1 – B4 on each Hyper-V host that will be connecting to Tintri Pre-Requisite (Hyper-V Node)

Tintri Configuration

 

Step

Description

Stage

C1

Add the domain group containing the Hyper-V hosts to the 'Management Access' section of the Tintri configuration

Note: This group requires the service account permissions within Tintri

Pre-Requisite (AD DS configuration)

C2

Add the domain admin group or the group containing all users that will create virtual machines to the 'Management Access' section of the Tintri configuration

Note: This group requires the super admin permissions within Tintri

Pre-Requisite (AD DS configuration)

C3

Add the Hyper-V nodes to the hypervisor configuration within the Tintri console

Note: All Hyper-V nodes that will connect to Tintri need to be presented to the Tintri VMstore

Pre-Requisite (AD DS configuration)

C4

Create a new Hyper-V share as set out in C5 and make a note of the share name which will be required for the final Hyper-V configuration

Pre-Requisite (AD DS configuration)

C5

Get-Module (shows what PS command modules available)

Get- (installs TT PS)

 

Connect to VMstore (VMstore1.vmlevel.com) with the following username: admin, and password: test

$ts = Connect-TintriServer VMstore1.vmlevel.com

 

Check the access control list on TestShare.

Get-TintriSmbShareAccess -TintriServer $ts -Name TestShare

 

Create a file share named: TestShare.

New-TintriSmbShare -Name TestShare -Comment “For test VMs”

 

Grant access for the Hyper-V host (VMLEVEL\hyperv01$) to the new share created:

Grant-TintriSmbShareAccess -TintriServer $ts -Name TestShare -User ‘VMLEVEL\hyperv01$’ -Access FullControl

 

For detailed usage on Tintri Powershell commands, refer to the Tintri Powershell Toolkit documentation. If it is necessary to use the default share, hyperv, grant access for all the Hyper-V hosts to the default share using the following Powershell command(s):

Grant-TintriSmbShareAccess -TintriServer $ts -Name TestShare -User ‘VMLEVEL\hyperv01$’ -Access FullControl

Grant-TintriSmbShareAccess -TintriServer $ts -Name TestShare -User ‘VMLEVEL\hyperv02$’ -Access FullControl

Final Configuration

Hyper-V Storage Configuration

 

Step

Description

Stage

D1

Navigate to the Tintri SMB Share that was noted in step C4

Example: \\vmstore01-data.tintri.com\TestShare

Final Configuration

D2

Create a folder that will be presented to Hyper-V as the default storage location

Final Configuration

D3

Open the Hyper-V manager and navigate to the Hyper-V settings page

Final Configuration

D4

Change the default location for virtual disks to the folder created in step D2.

Note: The path must be the full UNC path to the folder created, and not the default share being presented by Tintri

Final Configuration

D5

Change the default location for virtual machines to the folder created in step D2.

Note: The path must be the full UNC path to the folder created, and not the default share being presented by Tintri

Final Configuration

D6

Create a Test virtual machine within the Hyper-V Manager

Final Configuration

D7

Ensure that the virtual machine files are located on the Tintri Storage

Final Configuration

D8

Validate that the new VM is visible within the 'Search VM' screen on the Tintri VMstore UI.

Final Configuration

 

 

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