The host readiness check, called the "settings check" in the CLI, ensures that the host is set according to the InfiniBox best practices.
- For a list of what the readiness check contains, see: 22153344 List of items being checked by Host PowerTools
Protocol Type - FC / iSCSI
Host PowerTools supports hosts that are connected to InfiniBox via either FC or iSCSI.
- Host PowerTools automatically identifies the connections for hosts that are connected via FC.
- When an iSCSI connection to InfiniBox is required, Host PowerTools should be set to iSCSI mode.
- To set up this connection type refer to: Setting up iSCSI hosts via Host PowerTools
Host readiness via CLI
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Host readiness via GUI
When opening the GUI for the first time, a warning message might appear stating that host is Not Ready. This indicates that the host readiness check for Host PowerTools was never run or didn't completed successfully.
To run the host readiness check from the warning message:
- Click the Prepare button next to the warning message.
The Host Readiness screen opens.
- Click Check to run the readiness check and display the outcome on screen.
Click Fix to allow Host PowerTools to automatically fix all of the issues, or click Cancel to close the screen without fixing the issues.
- For provisioning tasks, see: Operating Host PowerTools.
If other vendors' multipath software is installed on the host, a warning message or a pop-up might appear during host readiness execution.
Installation of new multipath configuration rules (claiming rules) on a Windows platform can cause a short-term removal and re-adding of the device paths which does not impact or disrupt applications.
Other vendor multipathing software might detect this short-term path removal and alert in the form of a warning message or a pop-up. These warnings can safely be ignored.
Re-running the host readiness check
Run the host readiness check:
- whenever you connect the host to a new InfiniBox system. This ensures that the host is ready to work with it.
- whenever you convert a host between FC and iSCSI, or vice versa.
To run the host readiness check from the "More Options" icon:
- Open the Host PowerTools GUI.
- Click the "More Options" icon on the top bar and select Check Host Readiness.