In the Monitor Imaging step of the imaging workflow, you can see the imaging status on all devices in your physical rack.

Procedure

  1. Click the Imaging > Imaging tab.

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    The run details, rack details, and imaging status for switches and servers in the rack are displayed. The devices in the physical rack are displayed in the order in which they will be imaged. IP addresses for each device are displayed as well. The PRIMARY_ESXI_SERVER is host 0. You may need to log in to this host, so note down this IP address.

  2. Note the Run ID.
  3. Click a device to see information about the imaging tasks completed and in-progress tasks. bb
  4. Click Switch to IPMI View to view progress of the BMC device imaging. This option appears afer the management and ToR switches are imaged.
  5. Click Switch to Default View.

    It is recommended that you switch back to the default view so that you can monitor imaging of all devices, not just the servers.

    It can take approximately 95 minutes for rack 1 to be imaged. During imaging, the password of all rack components except SDDC Manager is set to EvoSddc!2016. The SDDC Manager password is set to vmware1234. Note that the ToR and inter-rack switches are named as follows:

    • ToR switch connected to port 41 of the management switch is named TOR20

    • ToR switch connected to port 42 of the management switch is named TOR21

    • Inter-rack switch connected to port 43 of the management switch is named INTER-RACK30

    • Inter-rack switch connected to port 44 of the management switch is named INTER-RACK31

    For information on next steps if a device fails to be imaged, see Resume Imaging.