Retire the previous XClarity Administrator installation

If XClarity Administrator v2.x is deployed on the HLH, it is not necessary to retire LXCA. In this case, simply update LXCA to the version specified in the current Best Recipe. However, if XClarity Administrator v1.x is deployed on the HLH, perform the tasks shown here to retire the existing installation of XClarity Administrator. Then proceed to deploy XClarity Administrator from scratch in the next topics.

If XClarity Administrator v1.x is deployed on the HLH, perform these tasks to retire the existing installation of XClarity Administrator.
  1. On the HLH, use Internet Explorer to sign in to XClarity Administrator.
  2. Using the XClarity Administrator menu bar near the top of the screen, navigate to Administration > Network Access.
  3. To prepare for configuring a fresh deployment of XClarity Administrator later, record the IPv4 settings of the current XClarity Administrator environment using the highlighted parameters in the following illustration:
    Figure 1. IPv4 settings to record
    Screenshot of XClarity Administrator’s IPv4 settings

    Record the settings in the following table:

    Lenovo XClarity Administrator IPv4 Settings
    IPv4 Address  
    Network Mask  
    Gateway  
    DNS Server 1  
    DNS Server 2 (optional)  
  4. Using the XClarity Administrator menu bar near the top of the screen, navigate to Provisioning > Server Profiles.
  5. Select all server profiles shown, and click the Deactivate Server Profiles icon ().
    Figure 2. Selecting XClarity Administrator server profiles to deactivate
    Screenshot of selected XClarity Administrator server profiles to deactivate
  6. In the window that is displayed, deselect (uncheck) the Reset BMC identity settings option, and click Deactivate.
    Figure 3. Resetting BMC identity settings
    Screenshot of resetting BMC identity settings
  7. Using the XClarity Administrator menu bar near the top of the screen, navigate to Hardware > Servers.
  8. Select all nodes and click Unmanage.
    Figure 4. Unmanaging the nodes
    Screenshot of unmanaging nodes
  9. In the window that opens, select Force unmanage even if the device is not reachable, and click Unmanage.
    Figure 5. Selecting option to force unmanage nodes
    Screenshot of Force unmanage option
  10. Using the XClarity Administrator menu bar near the top of the screen, navigate to Hardware > Switches.
  11. If any switches display, select all switches and click Unmanage.
  12. In the window that opens, select Force unmanage even if the device is not reachable, and click Unmanage.
  13. Once all managed servers and switches have been unmanaged, shut down the XClarity Administrator Server by using the menu bar to select Administration > Shut Down Management Server.
  14. In the window that opens, ensure that there are no active jobs, and click Shutdown.
  15. In the confirmation window, click OK.
  16. On the HLH, open Hyper-V Manager and wait for the XClarity Administrator virtual machine to show a state of Off.
Once the XClarity Administrator virtual machine is powered off, work can begin to deploy and configure a new version of XClarity Administrator on the HLH.