Edit a cluster

Some cluster properties can be modified for an existing cluster through the Google Cloud console. For example, you can change a cluster name.

To change the Cluster Service FQDN, you must open a support ticket.

Edit cluster names

To edit a cluster name, follow these instructions:

  1. In the console navigation menu, click PowerScale and then click Clusters. The PowerScale Clusters page opens.
  2. Click More next to the cluster you want to edit.
  3. Click Edit to open a PowerScale cluster.
  4. Click Edit next to the cluster name to change the value.
  5. Click Save.

DNS server settings and cluster FQDN

The FQDN uses PowerScale for Google Cloud SmartConnect and is set to round-robin load balance client connections. The use of cluster service FQDN requires you to configure DNS to delegate the zone to the PowerScale for Google Cloud service IP address.

SyncIQ encryption settings

To enable or disable SyncIQ encryption, click Edit to display an options menu.

Edit DNS servers

To edit DNS server settings, follow these instructions:

  1. Click Edit next to DNS Servers.
  2. Add or delete one or more DNS servers. You can specify a maximum of three servers.
  3. Click Save.

Edit DNS search suffixes

To edit DNS search suffixes, follow these instructions:

  1. Click Edit next to DNS search suffixes.
  2. Add or delete one or more DNS search suffixes. You can specify a maximum of six suffixes.
  3. Click Save.

Monitor PowerScale clusters

Some key metrics like Network In/Out, Capacity Used/Total, and Read/Write Operations Count can be monitored from console.

  1. In the console navigation menu, click PowerScale and then click Cluster. The PowerScale Clusters page opens.
  2. Click the name of the cluster you want to monitor. The Cluster details page opens. The Cluster details page shows key performance metrics.

For additional metrics, use Google Cloud Monitoring and perform the following steps:

  1. In the console navigation menu, select Monitoring > Metrics Explorer. The Metrics Explorer page opens.
  2. From the Resource type menu, clear the Only show active option.
  3. Select Dell EMC Cloud OneFS Cluster as the resource type.
  4. Select the Metric to monitor menu and add additional metrics.

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