Starting and Stopping the Fabasoft Private Cloud
2018 Spring Release

Starting and Stopping the Fabasoft Private CloudPermanent link for this heading

The Fabasoft Private Cloud Management shows the current power state of the Fabasoft Private Cloud nodes in the “Nodes” widget.

You can start or stop a node by using the “Manage Nodes” action.

Note: If you are shutting down the node where you are connected to or the management service is currently running on, you will receive a timeout and the progress bar will never finish. You can then connect to the Fabasoft Private Cloud Management on the other node. The power off command is executed correctly and is not needed to be repeated.

Stopping a NodePermanent link for this heading

To stop one node of the Fabasoft Private Cloud, perform the following steps:

  1. Open the Fabasoft Private Cloud Management in a web browser with https://<IP address>/, preferably on the node that should stay online.
  2. Click “Configure” and log on with the user management.
  3. Click “Manage Nodes”.
  4. Click “Stop Node” in the line of the node that you would like to stop.
  5. Confirm the stop request by clicking “Yes”.

Services that were running on this node are automatically failing over to the other node. Depending on which services are currently running on the node, short downtime during the failover may occur.

Starting a NodePermanent link for this heading

To start one node of the Fabasoft Private Cloud, perform the following steps:

  1. Open the Fabasoft Private Cloud Management in a web browser with https://<IP address>/ on the node that is online.
  2. Click “Configure” and log on with the user management.
  3. Click “Manage Nodes”.
  4. Click “Start Node” in the line of the node that you would like to start.
  5. Confirm the start request by clicking “Yes”.

Stopping Both NodesPermanent link for this heading

If you need to shut down both nodes of the Fabasoft Private Cloud it is recommended to stop one node after another. Therefore you have to perform the following steps:

  1. Open the Fabasoft Private Cloud Management in a web browser with https://<IP address of node 1>/.
  2. Click “Configure” and log on with the user management.
  3. Click “Manage Nodes”.
  4. Click “Stop Node” in the line of node 2 (that you are not currently connected to).
  5. Confirm the stop request by clicking “Yes”.
    Note: It might be that you are disconnected or get a timeout because the management service was running on the stopped node. In that case the management service is failing over automatically. You need to refresh your web browser by pressing “F5”. If node 2 is marked as down, you can continue.
  6. Click “Manage Nodes”.
  7. Click “Stop Node” in the line of node 1 (that you are currently connected to).
  8. Confirm the stop request by clicking “Yes”.
    Note: The progress bar will not finish because both nodes are now stopped. You will be disconnected from the Fabasoft Private Cloud Management.

Starting Both NodesPermanent link for this heading

You do not necessarily need to start the nodes in a specific order. To prevent data loss, the Fabasoft Private Cloud will not be available until you start the node that was stopped last.

To start a Fabasoft Private Cloud node you can either press the power button on the server directly, or you can use the management functionality of the hardware management tool (Dell iDrac) in the following way:

  1. Open the Dell iDrac in a web browser with https://<iDrac IP address>/.
  2. Navigate to “Overview” > “Server” and click “Power”.
  3. Choose “Power on system” and click “Apply”.
  4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 for the other node

Stopping Services (Maintenance Mode)Permanent link for this heading

The maintenance mode can be used to prevent users from accessing the Fabasoft Private Cloud without stopping both nodes. Fabasoft Private Cloud services are stopped, the management interface and Fabasoft app.telemetry is still available.

To enter or leave the maintenance mode, perform the following steps:

  1. Open the Fabasoft Private Cloud Management in a web browser with https://<IP address of node 1 or 2>/.
  2. Click “Configure” and log on with the user management.
  3. Click “Enter Maintenance Mode” or “Leave Maintenance Mode”.
  4. Confirm the request by clicking “Yes”.