In the Monitor Imaging step of the imaging workflow, you can see the imaging status on all devices in your physical rack. You must reboot the servers after the switches are imaged.

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.

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

  2. Note the Run ID.
  3. After the switches are imaged, the UI displays a notification to reboot the servers. Reboot the servers within 2 hours. If the seession times out before the reboot is completed, click Resume to continue imaging.

    Once server imaging begins, the IP address for the primary ESXi host is displayed. Note down this address since you may need to log in to this host.

  4. Click a device to see information about the imaging tasks completed and in-progress tasks. bb

    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.