vMware vSphere Bitfusion – Demo for setting up additional Nodes

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For Setting up the additional nodes in vMware vSphere Bitfusion cluster you can follow the steps below

  • Deploy a VM using Bitfusion ova
  • Make sure you do not make any of the mistakes documented in my blog “VMware vSphere Bitfusion Installation Gotchas!”
  • Make modification to the VM hardware as per the details provided during the setup
  • Enable Bitfusion server on the node
    • Do not skip this step, an error here can lead to plugin overwrite
    • Once a plugin is overwritten the only way to get back on track is to start from scratch
  • Power on the Node
  • Download and install the Nvidia driver
  • Reboot the Node and wait for it to show up as a part of cluster
Step1: Deploy a VM using Bitfusion ova

You need to follow the same process as we followed for first server. Just change the network details like IP and Hostname. For a ready reference below is the video for first server deployment.

Step2: Make modification to the VM, Enable Bitfusion Server and Power on

Do not skip this step, an error here can lead to plugin overwrite. Once a plugin is overwritten the only way to get back on track is to start from scratch

Step3:Download and install the Nvidia driver followed by a reboot

You need to follow the same process as we followed for first server. Instead of a plugin getting register a new server will populate under the Bitfusion server sections. For a ready reference below is the video of Driver installation for the first node

Plugin demo post enabling 3 Nodes:

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