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Dell Storage with Microsoft Storage Spaces Deployment Guide

Configuring Cluster-Aware Updating using GUI

  1. Extract the DSMS Update Package to an SMB share that all storage nodes can access.
    • NOTE: The DSMS Update Package can be downloaded from the Dell Support Site from the Dell Storage with Microsoft Storage Spaces product page that corresponds to your system.
  2. To create the configuration file, run the BuildConfig.ps1 script, included in the DSMS Update Package by using PowerShell.
    • NOTE: The default file name for creation is DefaultHotfixConfig.xml. If you want to change the default file name, edit the $configName parameter in the BuildConfig.ps1 script. If you edit the file name, ensure that you include option HotfixConfigFileName = <NewFileName>.xml in the CauPluginArguments box when you go to Step 9 to configure the advanced options.
  3. Click Server Manager > Tools , and then click Cluser-Aware Updating.
  4. In the Cluster-Aware Updating window, select the storage cluster from the Connect to a failover cluster drop-down menu, and then select Connect.
    • NOTE: Type the name of the cluster, if it is not displayed in the drop-down menu.
  5. In the Cluster-Aware Updating window, select Configure cluster self-updating options.
  6. In the Configure Self-Updating Options window, click Next.
  7. On the Add Clustered Role page, select Add the CAU clustered role, with self -updating mode enabled, to this cluster , and then click Next.
  8. On the Self-updating schedule page, select the appropriate schedule, and then click Next.
    • NOTE: You can disable the scheduled task by running the same wizard again, but this step is necessary to enable Cluster-Aware Updating on the target cluster.
  9. On the Advanced Options page, scroll to the bottom of the page and ensure CauPluginName is set to Microsoft.HotfixPlugin, and then click Next.
    • NOTE: You can increase the default RebootTimeoutMinutes value on this page. If a node needs more time to reboot because the amount of component updates, input the number of minutes in the box allocated.
  10. On the Additional Options page, set the Hotfix root folder path to the unpackaged DSMS Update Package from Step 1.
    • NOTE: Ensure that the SMB share that contains the DSMS Update Package has SMB Encryption enabled by running the following PowerShell command on the server hosting the SMB share.
    Set-SmbShare –Name <ShareName> -EncryptData $True 
  11. Select the check boxes for both SMB Encryption and Access check, and then click Next.
  12. On the Confirmation page, select Apply , and then click Next.
  13. In the Cluster-Aware Updating window, select Apply updates to this cluster.
    • NOTE: You have options to manually change anything from steps 9–11 here, but do not change anything unless the location of the update package has changed. In this case, point to the new share location and ensure that SMB Encryption is enabled on this share.
  14. On the Confirmation page, select Update to start the updating process on each node.
    • NOTE: On the Confirmation page, click Preview the updates that will be assigned to the cluster nodes to list all the updates that will be installed on the storage cluster.

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