Triton deployment planning
Modified: 22 Nov 2017 17:38 UTC
This section explains the additional, non-network related, information required for the installation of Triton; these values will be used during the installation process.
|Company Name||The name of the company or division; this is used for identification purposes only.||Joyent|
|Datacenter Region||The region this data center is located in; this is used to group multiple data centers within a region. This value needs to be in lowercase.||us-sfo|
|Datacenter Name||The name of this data center; commonly is a derivative of the region, but doesn't need to be. This value needs to be in lowercase.||us-sfo-1|
|Datacenter City, State||The location of this data center; this is used for identification purposes only.||San Franscisco, CA|
|Root Password||The password used by the root account for the head node and compute nodes. This should be a combination of upper/lowercase letters and numbers; special characters should not be used.||JoyRoot123|
|Admin Password||The password used by the admin account in the Triton installation This should be a combination of upper/lowercase letters and numbers; special characters should not be used.||JoyAdmin123|
|Administrator Email||Address associated with the admin account; is normally set to the local root account.||root@localhost|
|Email from Address||The return email address used for email@example.com|
|Enable Telemetry||Enables Triton to periodically provide information back to Joyent to assist with version management and vulnerability announcements. Customers with support contracts are required to enable this feature.||Y|
- The site operator will need to have physical access to the data center, or access to "remote hands", as there are certain tasks that require physical access to the hardware during the initial setup.
- Triton uses a USB key to boot the head node. This key must remain inserted into the head node at all times; although it is unmounted once the system has booted, it is required for any subsequent reboots as well as for system management tasks that require updates to the key, such as addition of new platform images. For this reason, an internal USB slot is recommended for this purpose.
- Although Triton compute nodes can use onboard PXE to boot, it is highly recommended that USB keys be used in compute nodes in order to use the Joyent modified iPXE software. These keys should be inserted into an internal USB port and should remain in the servers at all time.
- The site operator should have access to the networking team in order to make any network changes required; any pre-authorization for potential changes should be acquired if possible. A successful deployment of Triton is highly dependent on a properly configured network in infrastructure.