Installing Triton DataCenter on Premises

Modified: 08 Mar 2023 00:28 UTC

This page will walk you through the process of planning, installing, and configuring your Triton DataCenter installation for use. Each section addresses a logical set of tasks that culminate in a functional Triton installation.

Customers with a support plan, or customers planning on purchasing a support plan, should only install updates from the support channel. Additionally, new customers or customers standing up a new installation need to attend a deployment review session with MNX support. Failure to do so may result in an unsupportable installation.

If you do not have a support plan, proceed with the following steps to get the latest OSS and upgrade to the latest release or developer version.

Section Description
Obtaining Triton software How to download Triton software
Hardware selection Hardware requirements for Triton along with guidance on choosing hardware for your installation.
Network layout selection Core networks required by Triton, including information on tagging and sizing.
Deployment planning Additional information required to install Triton in your environment.
Installation media Creation of Triton install media.
Hardware configuration BIOS, disk, and console settings for Triton.
Network configuration Networking information required for installation.
Head node installation Bring a head node to a fully running state, including CloudAPI and AdminUI services.
Compute node setup Install and configure one or more compute node(s).
Linux Compute node setup Install and configure a Linux Compute Node
Server parameters Setting per-server parameters such as simultaneous multi-threading.
Advanced configuration Setup fabric networking (VXLan) and Docker functionality.
Custom image management setup Setup custom image management functionality.
Container Name Service Setup and configure Triton Container Name Service.
Software updates Apply recommended updates from MNX support to your Triton installation.
End user portal setup Installing, configuring, and deploying the single sign on (SSO) and portal zone functionality.
Operations setup and testing Adding packages, images, and a test user to verify the installation.
Client setup and testing Installing the smartdc, triton, and sdc-docker toolsets on a workstation and performing basic client tests.
Securing endpoint access Adding SSL certificates to AdminUI, CloudAPI, and sdc-docker.

If you have already installed Triton DataCenter and wish to upgrade, please refer to our maintenance and upgrades documentation.