In this document, you’ll learn how to install Volterra Node on custom hardware.
- Note: If you don’t have an account, please go to Create a VES Account
Volterra Node Software Image.
Please ensure that you have visited Create Site before starting installation.
Volterra Node has been designed to work on almost all commodity-based hardware. Below are the minimum requirements when sourcing ODM based hardware for Volterra Node deployments.
|Minimum: 8GB||Minimum: 1x 1000Mb/s (Intel-based)||Minimum: 1 USB 2.0/3.0 for Imaging the host||Minimum: 1 HDMI for imaging the system. (Only required if the hardware provided is not Volterra packaged)|
|Recommended: 16GB||Volterra provides Multiple NIC support where users can use multiple NIC’s for a customer edge||Varies with peripheral connections (camera etc.)|
|Advantech||UTX-3117||Intel® Apollo Lake E3900 series & N series Processor||8 GB/8 GB per SO-DIMM||2x GbE1: Intel I210AT; GbE2:Realtek 8111G||Supports 1x 2.5" HDD or SSD storage||2x USB 3.0||HDMI 3840 x 2160 @ 30Hz/ DP1.2a (4096 x 2160 @ 60Hz)||Supports GT710 2G DDR3 PCI-E 16X DVI+HDMI+VGA Low Profile||12 to 24 VDC+/-5%|
|Intel||NUC7i7DNKE||1.9 GHz Intel Core i7-8650U quad-core processor||32 GB DDR4 SO-DIMM RAM 2400 MHz||1x Intel 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet||1 TB SSD SATA III||4x USB 3.0||2x HDMI 2.0||Dual HDMI 2.0a, 4-lane eDP 1.4||12-24 VDC|
|Fitlet2||E3950||Intel Atom™ Processor x7 Series E3950 1.6GHz to 2GHz||1x SO-DIMM 204-pin DDR3L Non-ECC DDR3L-1866 (1.35V) Up to 16GB||2x GbE LAN ports (RJ-45), LAN1: Intel I211 GbE controller, LAN2: Intel I211 GbE controller||1x M.2 M-Key 2242/2260* on board *M.2 2280 optional on some facet cards||2x USB 3.0 and 2x USB 2.0||HDMI 1.4 3840x2160 @30Hz||Intel® HD Graphics 505 Dual display mode supported||Unregulated 7 – 20VDC* input|
|HPE||DL3xx Gen 10||Intel Xeon||DDR4-2666 32GB x 12 (384GB+)||Intel (XXV710: 10/25/40GMellanox (MLX5) 10/25GB||SSD NVMe (1TB, 4TB)|
|Kingstar||SYS-1029U-TN10RT||Intel Xeon||DDR4-2666 32GB x 12 (384GB+)||Intel XXV710 (10/25G)||SSD NVMe (1TB, 4TB)|
Users can use tools like Etcher to quickly flash Volterra CE - ISO image onto a USB drive.
In case of Mac OS X Catalina, download the latest version of Etcher for flashing the image. If not, attempt to flash the image returns the following:
“balenaEtcher” can’t be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software.
A certified image (iso/.img) is packaged with all required components to provision Volterra based components.
Step 1. Invoke BIOS Menu
The BIOS provides the basic functions needed to boot your machine and to allow your operating system to access your hardware. Your system provides a BIOS setup menu, which is used to configure the BIOS. To enter the BIOS setup menu you have to press a key or key combination after turning on the computer. Often it is the Delete or the F2 key (in most of the hardware including the ones mentioned above), but some manufacturers use other keys. Usually upon starting the computer there will be a message stating which key to press to enter the setup screen.
Step 2. Select Boot Device
Within the BIOS setup menu, you can select which devices shall be checked in which sequence for a bootable operating system. Possible choices usually include the internal hard disks, the CD/DVD-ROM drive and USB mass storage devices such as USB sticks or external USB hard disks.The installation media in most of the scenarios is a USB stick with Volterra-CE image on it (follow procedure in the section above to make a bootable Volterra USB device)
Most BIOS versions allow to call up a boot menu on system startup in which you select from which device the computer should start for the current session. If this option is available, the BIOS usually displays a short message like “press F12 for boot menu” on system startup. The actual key used to select this menu varies from system to system; commonly used keys are F12, F11 and F8. Choosing a device from this menu does not change the default boot order of the BIOS, i.e., you can start once from a USB stick while having configured the internal hard disk as the normal primary boot device.
Step3. Potential Issues
USB BIOS support and keyboards: If you have no PS/2-style keyboard, but only a USB model, on some very old PCs you may need to enable legacy keyboard emulation in your BIOS setup to be able to use your keyboard in the boot-loader menu, but this is not an issue for modern systems. If your keyboard does not work in the boot-loader menu, consult your mainboard manual and look in the BIOS for “Legacy keyboard emulation” or “USB keyboard support” options.
Once the USB is chosen from the boot menu, a prompt loads with the choice to proceed with installation or review the configuration.
Select install and an automated install will be initiated showing the status of the install.
Note: If there is no selection, the installation proceeds with default values.
The CE boots-up with default values and you can change the same in registration approval phase from the portal. The following fields can be updated.
- Cluster Name
- Registration Token
- Hostname (master0 by default)
- Longitude and Latitude information
See Accept Registration in the Create a Site document to complete the registration.