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Editing a pod

This topic describes how to edit a pod, what fields can be edited, and how to modify those fields.

After editing the pod in BMC Network Automation, you must refresh the pod in the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management console to obtain up the updates.

  1. Open the Pods page by navigating to Network > Virtual Data Center > Pods.
  2. Locate the pod you want to edit in the listing and click the View  icon.

The Pod Details page for the selected pod is displayed.

Editable fields in the Pod Details page

The following image shows some of the fields within the Pod Details page that you can click to edit a pod highlighted in red.

You can also edit the port names for a physical switch, and the values for select maximum value fields.

Adding chained resource pools

This section contains topics that describe how to add the following chained resource pools:

  • Chained address pool
  • Chained address range
  • Chained VLAN pool

Adding a chained address pool

When you click on the Name field for an address pool, a pop-up is displayed.

Enter the pool address and gateway address for the new pool in the pop-up and click Save. Entering the gateway address value is optional.

Adding a chained address range

When you click on the Name field for an address range, a pop-up is displayed.

Enter the range address and range mask for the new address range in the pop-up and click Save.

Adding a chained VLAN pool

When you click on the Name field for a VLAN pool, a pop-up is displayed.

Enter the VLAN pool start and end numbers and an optional list of comma and hyphen separated excluded VLANs for the new vlan pool. Entering the excluded VLANs is optional.

Deleting a chained resource pool

You can delete a chained resource pool from a pod by clicking the Delete  icon in the Actions field of the row for the desired chained resource pool.

Note

 You cannot delete a pod node from the BMC Network Automation UI.

Adding a pod node

When you click the Add Node link next to the Pod Nodes label, a pop-up is displayed.

Enter the information about the new node in the pop-up and click Save.

The following table describes the information that you need to add to the pop-up to add a new node.

FieldDescription

Name

Enter the name of the new node.

Role

Specify the role for the new node.

Shareable

Select this option to allow the new node's device to participate in multiple pods.

Node Type

Select the type for the new node:

  • Vanilla
  • Hypervisor switch
  • Physical switch
  • Firewall
  • Load Balancer

Device

Click the  button, and then select a device from the list. You can click a device name or type a name.

Max VRFs

(Optional) Enter the maximum number of virtual routing and forwarding (VRFs) allowed for the new pod node.

Parameters

(Optional) Enter the parameters for the new node. Click the  icon to add a new row to enter information for additional parameters.

Balanced Parameters

(Optional) Enter a comma-separated list of balanced parameters for the new node. Click the  icon to add a new row to enter information for additional balanced parameters.

Port type

(Only for Hypervisor switch nodes) Enter the port type for the new node.

Ports

(Only for physical switch nodes) Enter the ports for the new node.

Max VLBs

(Only for load balancer nodes) Enter the maximum number of virtual load balancers (VLBs) allowed on the new node.

Max Pools per VLB

(Only for load balancer nodes) Enter the maximum number of pools per VLB.

Max Entries per Pool

(Only for load balancer nodes) Enter the maximum number of entries per pool.

Max VFWs

(Only for firewall nodes) Enter the maximum number of virtual firewalls (VFWs) allowed on the new node.

Max Rules per VFW

(Only for firewall nodes) Enter the maximum number of rules per VFW.

Note

BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management 3.1 SP1 patch 3 installer includes BSH scripts to add a NIC segment, virtual port type, and VLANs to an existing pod. Refer to the readme.txt bundled with the patch.

Adding a pod pair

When you click the Add Pair link next to the Pod Pairs label, a pop-up is displayed.

Enter the information about the new pair in the pop-up and click Save.

The following table describes the information that you need to add to the pop-up to add a new pair.

FieldDescription

Name

Enter the name of the new pair.

Pair Type

Select the type for the new pair:

  • Vanilla
  • Firewall
  • Load Balancer

Nodes

Select the nodes for the new pair.

Parameters

(Optional) Enter the parameters for the new pair. Click the  icon to add a new row to enter information for additional parameters.

Balanced Parameters

(Optional) Enter a comma-separated list of balanced parameters for the new pair. Click the  icon to add a new row to enter information for additional balanced parameters.

Community 1/2 VLAN

(Only for firewall pairs) Enter the Community 1 and 2 VLAN names for the new pair.

Fault ID Pool Information

(Only for load balancer pairs) Enter the fault ID pool information for the new pair.

Active/Standby Priority

(Only for load balancer pairs) Enter the active and standby priority values that will be assigned to the active and standby VLBs in the fault tolerant pair. The active priority value should be greater than the standby priority value.

Editing pod parameters and balanced parameters

When you click the Edit link next to the Parameters label, a pop-up is displayed.

Enter information to edit existing parameters or add new parameters in the pop-up and click Save.

The following table describes the information that you need to add to the pop-up to to edit existing parameters or add new parameters.

FieldDescription

Parameters

To modify a parameter, enter the name in the first box, and enter the new value or optional description in the second and third boxes.
To enter a new parameter, you must specify the name, value, and optional description.
Click the  icon to add a new row to enter information for additional parameters.

Balanced Parameters

The value for balanced parameters is a comma-separated list.
To modify a balanced parameter, enter the name in the first box, and enter the new value or optional description in the second and third boxes.
To enter a new balanced parameter, you must specify the name, value, and optional description.
Click the  icon to add a new row to enter information for additional balanced parameters.

Note

The parameters and balanced parameters of pod nodes and pairs can be edited in the same fashion by clicking on the Edit link next to the Parameters label under the specific node or pair.

Changing the port names for a physical switch

You can change the port names for a physical switch by double-clicking the field where the ports are displayed on the Pod Details page. When you double-click on the port name, the port name becomes a text field with Save and Cancel buttons. Change the port name in the text field and click Save to update the port name in the physical switch.

Changing maximum values

You can change the values of several maximum value fields in the Pod Details page. You can change the values in the following maximum values fields:

  • Max Ports
  • Max Port Types (for hypervisor switches)
  • Max VRFs
  • Max VLBs (for load balancers)
  • Max VFWs (for firewalls}

When you double-click on the value in the maximum value field, the value becomes a text field with Save and Cancel buttons. Change the value in the text field and click Save to update the value in the maximum value field.

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