Qlogic SANsurfer FC HBA Manager User`s guide

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SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Application
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Management Application for SANsurfer
iSCSI Host Bus Adapters
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SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Application User’s Guide
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© 2004 QLogic Corporation. All rights reserved worldwide.
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Table of Contents
Section 1
Introduction
1.1
Related Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Section 2
System Overview
2.1
2.2
2.2.1
2.2.1.1
2.2.1.2
2.2.2
2.2.3
2.2.4
2.2.5
2.3
2.3.1
2.3.2
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Step 1: Collect the Hardware and Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Required Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Required Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Step 2: Install the Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Step 3: Install the Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Step 4: Install and Run the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager . . . . . . . .
Step 5: Configure the Disks in the Operating System . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows Event Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Section 3
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager Overview
3.1
3.2
What is SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Section 4
System Requirements
4.1
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4.3
Hardware Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Software Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Supported QLogic HBAs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Section 5
Installing SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager
5.1
5.1.1
5.1.2
5.2
Initial Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uninstalling the SANsurfer Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Section 6
Getting Started
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6.1.1
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Starting the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager on Windows 2000/
Windows Server 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting SANsurfer on Red Hat/SuSE Linux or Solaris SPARC . . . . .
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager Main Window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exiting the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Getting Help with the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing Online Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifying the Browser Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager Software Information . . . . . .
Setting SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifying Whether iSCSI Names or iSCSI Alias Names Display
in the HBA Tree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Options for Retrieving Host Status Alarms and Refreshing
the Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifying the Polling Intervals to Retrieve Host Status Alarms . . . . .
Specifying the HBA Polling Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifying the Host Polling Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifying Whether the Configuration Refreshes when Host and
Target Status Alarms Occur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifying Whether the Host Refresh Prompt Displays . . . . . . . . . . . .
Refreshing the Configuration Immediately . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Section 7
Setting Up Connections
7.1
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Connecting to Hosts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manually Connecting to a Host . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to Hosts Using a Host Group File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating a Host Group File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using a Host Group File to Connect to Hosts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disconnecting from a Host . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring the QLA4xxx HBA Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring the HBA Port iSCSI Name and HBA Port iSCSI
Alias Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Modifying the HBA Port iSCSI Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Assigning the HBA Port iSCSI Alias Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the IP Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the IP Address Automatically . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the IP Address Manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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6.7.1
6.7.1.1
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7.2.4
7.2.5
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Setting the DNS Server Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the DNS Server Address Automatically . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the DNS Server Address Manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Enabling SLP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Enabling iSNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring Targets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring Targets Using Discovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring Specific Targets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the Target Configuration Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Authenticating Targets (CHAP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Section 8
Monitoring the Connections
8.1
8.2
Monitoring the HBA Port State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Monitoring the Target State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Section 9
Displaying Host, HBA Port, Device, and LUN Information
9.1
9.2
9.2.1
9.2.2
9.2.2.1
9.2.2.2
9.3
9.3.1
9.3.2
9.3.3
9.4
Displaying Host Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Displaying HBA Port Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing General HBA Port Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing and Updating HBA Port Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing HBA Port Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Resetting and Refreshing HBA Port Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Displaying Device Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing General Target Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing Target Configuration Firmware Parameter Settings . . . . . . . .
Viewing the LUN List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Displaying LUN Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Section 10
Performing Diagnostics
10.1
10.2
10.3
Pinging a Target . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing the ARP Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing the Connection Error Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Section 11
Updating the HBA
11.1
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11.3
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11.5
11.6
Configuring an HBA’s Firmware Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-1
Restoring an HBA’s Firmware Parameters to the Factory Defaults . . . . . 11-7
Upgrading an HBA with New Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-9
Updating an HBA’s ROM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-11
Updating the HBA Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-12
Updating an HBA’s BIOS from a File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-15
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Section 12
Troubleshooting
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12.2.1
12.2.2
12.2.3
12.2.3.1
12.2.3.2
Troubleshooting Problems and Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tracing SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI and Agent Activity (Debug)
Retrieving the HBA Crash Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tracing SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI Activity . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exporting or Saving Agent Activity Logs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Agent Logs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exporting or Saving the Agent Logs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Appendix A
Frequently Asked Questions
Appendix B
Glossary
Appendix C
Contacting QLogic
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Installation Introduction Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Important Information Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choose Product Features Dialog Box (Sample) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choose Product Components Dialog Box (Sample) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choose Install Folder Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Previous SANsurfer Install Detected Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Select Shortcut Profile Dialog Box (Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003) . . . . . . .
Create Desktop Icon Selection Dialog Box (Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003)
Pre-Installation Summary Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing SANsurfer Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Novell NetWare Disk Selection Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Default Failover Enable/Disable Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Install Complete Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Add/Remove Programs Dialog Box (Windows 2000) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uninstall SANsurfer Dialog Box. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uninstall Options Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choose Product Features Dialog Box (Sample) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uninstall Component List Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uninstall Complete Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SANsurfer Icon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager Main Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Browser Location Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Security Tabbed Page. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10
HBA Tree with HBA iSCSI Names and Target iSCSI Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-11
HBA Tree with HBA Port iSCSI Alias Names and Target iSCSI Alias Names . . . . . 6-12
Preferences Dialog Box (Tree View Naming Preference) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-13
HBA Polling Setting Dialog Box. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-15
Host Polling Setting Dialog Box. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-16
Preferences Dialog Box (Update Behavior from Host Status Alarms). . . . . . . . . . . . 6-17
Preferences Dialog Box (Prompting Behavior) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-18
iSCSI Configuration Change Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-18
Connect to Host Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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HBA Options Tabbed Page (Network Tab) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Target Settings Tabbed Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-11
Target Configuration Parameters Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-17
Authentication Configuration Dialog Box (CHAP Tabbed Page) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-19
Monitoring the HBA Port State (Example) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Monitoring the Target Session Connection State (Example) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Host Information Tabbed Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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HBA Information Tabbed Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Statistics Tabbed Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Target Information Tabbed Page (Device) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Target Information Tabbed Page (HBA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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LUN List Tabbed Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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LUN Information Tabbed Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-11
Diagnostics Tabbed Page (Ping Tab) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-1
Ping Status Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-2
Diagnostics Tabbed Page (Log Tab). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-3
ARP Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-4
Diagnostics Tabbed Page (Log Tab). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-5
Connection Error Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-6
HBA Options Tabbed Page (Firmware Tab) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-1
Firmware Parameters Table (Read Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-2
Firmware Parameters Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-3
Save Firmware Parameters Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-6
HBA Options Tabbed Page (Firmware Tab) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-7
Restore Factory Defaults Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-8
Save Firmware Parameters Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-8
HBA Options Tabbed Page (Firmware Tab) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-9
Firmware Download Warnings Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-10
Download Firmware Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-11
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Open Dialog Box (Firmware) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HBA Options Tabbed Page (Firmware Tab) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driver Update Warnings Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Open Dialog Box (Driver) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HBA Options Tabbed Page (BIOS Tab) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Download BIOS Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Open Dialog Box (BIOS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HBA Options Tabbed Page (Firmware Tab) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Save Crash Record Dialog Box. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Save Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
local.properties File (Example) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SANsurfer.lax File (Example) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
"Command Prompt" Properties Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Configuration Option Installation Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HBA Icon and HBA Port State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Device Icon and Target State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting Problems and Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Section 1
Introduction
The SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Applications User’s Guide describes the SANsurfer®
iSCSI HBA Manager application, a component of QLogic® SANsurfer software.
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager is a comprehensive application for configuration
and management of QLogic SANsurfer iSCSI host bus adapters (HBAs) used in
storage area networks (SANs).
NOTE:
HBA and adapter are used interchangeably.
The contents of this user’s guide are described in the following paragraphs:
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Section 1—Introduction. This section summarizes the contents of this user’s
guide.
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Section 2—System Overview. This section outlines the hardware and software
installation of devices controlled by SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager.
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Section 3—SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager Overview. This section describes
the purpose and scope of the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager application.
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Section 4—System Requirements. This section lists the hardware and
software requirements needed for optimum SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager
performance.
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Section 5—Installing SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager. This section discusses
installing and uninstalling SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager.
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Section 6—Getting Started. This section discusses customizing the SANsurfer
iSCSI HBA Manager application. It includes starting and exiting the SANsurfer
iSCSI HBA Manager GUI, getting help, setting security, and setting the options
that activate each time you start the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager application.
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Section 7—Setting Up Connections. This section discusses connecting to
hosts, configuring iSCSI HBAs, and configuring connected devices.
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Section 8—Monitoring the Connections. SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager
monitors connected HBAs and their targets and informs you of their state. This
section discusses viewing this information.
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Section 9—Displaying Host, HBA, HBA Port, Device, and LUN Information.
This section discusses viewing information about hosts, HBAs, HBA ports,
devices, and LUNs.
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Section 10—Performing Diagnostics. This section discusses using the
following diagnostic tools: pinging, the ARP log, and the connection error log.
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Related Documents
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Section 11—Updating the HBA. This section discusses updating the HBA
firmware, driver, ROM, and BIOS.
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Section 12—Troubleshooting. This section presents common troubleshooting
questions and answers. It also provides the procedures for tracing SANsurfer
iSCSI HBA Manager GUI and agent activity, if directed to do so by technical
support.
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Appendix A—Frequently Asked Questions. This section lists and provides
the answers to frequently asked questions about SANsurfer iSCSI HBA
Manager.
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Appendix B—Glossary. This section describes common hardware, software,
and iSCSI terms that are used in the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager application.
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Appendix C—Contacting QLogic. See this section for information about
obtaining product information, the latest drivers, and links for technical
assistance.
1.1
Related Documents
Refer to the following documents as appropriate when installing or using SANsurfer
iSCSI HBA Manager:
Part Number
1-2
Title
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QLA4010/4010C User’s Guide, 1-Gb iSCSI to PCI-X Host Bus
Adapters
83410-660-00
ISP4010 Firmware Interface Specification
FS0054601-00
SANsurfer FC HBA Application User's Guide
59022-09
SANbox2-8c/16 Switch Management User's Guide
59048-05
SANbox2-64 Switch Management User's Guide
59056-01
SANbox 5200 Switch Management User's Guide
readme.txt
Release notes included with the SANsurfer software
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System Overview
2.1
Introduction
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager is a collection of device drivers and management
software for controlling, configuring, and managing devices in a storage area
network (SAN) environment that uses QLogic iSCSI host bus adapters (HBAs). This
section summarizes information from various products and contains an installation
checklist.
The contents of this section are summarized in the following paragraphs:
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Section 2.1—Introduction
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Section 2.2—Installation Checklist. This section contains an installation
checklist to help you install all hardware and software properly and in the correct
order.
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Section 2.3—Troubleshooting. This section lists common troubleshooting
tools to help identify the source of a hardware or software problem.
This information is intended for OEMs, field service personnel, and customers who
are installing QLogic hardware and SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager software. This
section assumes that users are familiar with hardware installation and operating
systems where HBAs will be installed.
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2.2
Installation Checklist
This section describes the installation process step-by-step. Note that your
configuration may not require all steps, depending on the features you require.
2.2.1
Step 1: Collect the Hardware and Software
2.2.1.1
Required Hardware
Collect the required hardware. In all cases, some combination of the following is
required:
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QLogic iSCSI HBAs
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Target devices such as disks, tape devices, RAID subsystems, iSCSI routers,
iSCSI iNASs, etc.
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Connectivity hardware such as cables, hubs, switches, etc.
2.2.1.2
Required Software
Collect the required QLogic software:
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QLogic iSCSI HBA drivers
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager
QLogic Fast!UTIL iSCSI HBA BIOS Utility
More specifically, note the following:
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For basic operation, the following software is required:
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To discover and connect to iSCSI devices, the following software is required:
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QLogic iSCSI HBA drivers
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager or QLogic Fast!UTIL
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager
QLogic Fast!UTIL
Additionally, SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager is a management utility that enables
you to view, manage, and diagnose QLogic HBAs. SANsurfer iSCSI HBA
Manager also configures QLogic iSCSI HBAs and target devices on the HBAs.
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2.2.2
Step 2: Install the Hardware
Refer to hardware installation guides to install HBAs in host systems (see
section 1.1). Cable target devices through the combination of hubs and switches in
your configuration.
Verification
Before installing the device driver, verify the presence of HBAs at
power up using the QLogic Fast!UTIL utility. Type ALT+Q or CTRL+Q
during power up to enter Fast!UTIL. Fast!UTIL allows you to perform
basic HBA configuration. Fast!UTIL can verify device connectivity.
2.2.3
Step 3: Install the Driver
Refer to the appropriate software installation guide (see section 1.1) and readme.txt
file to install a device driver on host systems.
NOTE:
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Some operating systems come from the operating system manufacturer
with a QLogic miniport device driver. To ensure support for the latest
QLogic HBA and SANsurfer application features, install the most current
device driver. The most current device driver versions can be found at the
QLogic web site (www.qlogic.com).
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Connections to iSCSI targets must be configured with SANsurfer iSCSI
HBA Manager or QLogic Fast!UTIL in order for them to be visible to the
operating system.
Verification
Verify that HBAs recognize target devices by using operating system
device configuration utilities, or use SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager
to display target devices found on an HBA.
In Windows® 2000/Windows Server® 2003, use the computer management utility
to view which target devices are configured on which HBAs, and to view and format
devices and LUNs that are found.
In Red Hat®/SuSE Linux®, open /var/log/messages to view which target devices
are configured on which HBAs. Entries are also created for each HBA recognized
by the driver. Each entry contains information about target devices and LUNs that
are found.
In Solaris® SPARC®, open /var/adm/messages to view which target devices are
configured on which HBAs.
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Step 4: Install and Run the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager is a management application to view, manage, and
diagnose QLogic HBAs. SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager also configures HBAs and
target devices on the HBAs. See section 5 for complete installation instructions.
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager runs as a client/server application, with the client
application running on a hardware platform that supports Java and agents running
on each system that has QLogic HBAs. If you are using SANsurfer iSCSI HBA
Manager on a host system where HBAs are installed, install the SANsurfer iSCSI
HBA Manager application (GUI) and the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager agent on
the local host.
NOTE:
In SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager, remote procedure calls (RPCs) are
used. In Windows, the RPC service (ONC/RPC Portmapper) required by
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager is installed automatically. In Linux, the
appropriate RPC libraries must be installed by the Linux distribution. See
the Linux distribution documentation for information about installing RPC
services before installing SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager. In Solaris
SPARC, the /usr/sbin/rpcbind process is required for RPC communication
of the remote agent.
2.2.5
Step 5: Configure the Disks in the Operating System
When all hardware and configuration is complete for iSCSI subsystems, use the
appropriate operating system utilities to enable devices, assign drive letters or
logical names, initialize file systems, etc., for each device or LUN on the system.
2.3
Troubleshooting
This section lists troubleshooting tools to help identify the source of a problem in
hardware or software. The following sections explain how to use the Windows event
log and SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager to solve hardware problems. See section 12
about troubleshooting problems and solutions and for details about tracing
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI and agent activity (debug), as directed by
technical support.
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2.3.1
Windows Event Log
The Windows event log is the main source of information for device driver problems
and events. Device drivers usually indicate only status by logging events in the
system event log. SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager agents also use the application
event log to report service errors, etc.
The miniport driver logs events for significant driver errors. Due to a limitation of the
Windows miniport driver interface, the miniport can log only two 32-bit values for
any event. Information about interpreting these event codes is in the eventlog.txt
file, which is shipped with the miniport driver.
2.3.2
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager
The SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager provides the following diagnostic tools for
managing iSCSI HBAs:
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Pinging a Target. Pinging verifies the connectivity between an HBA port and a
device port (see section 10.1).
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Viewing the ARP Log. The address resolution protocol (ARP) cache keeps a
record of host port connections with other hardware (such as targets) on the
network (see section 10.2).
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Viewing the Connection Error Log. The connection error log displays the
100 latest connection errors for an HBA port, thereby providing details about
connection problems with a device (see section 10.3).
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SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager Overview
3.1
What is SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager?
The QLogic SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager is a GUI-based application that
configures and manages both QLogic iSCSI host bus adapters and their attached
devices within a storage area network (SAN) environment. Note the following:
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SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager works with the Windows® 2000,
Windows® Server 2003, Red Hat™ Linux®, SuSE Linux, and Solaris SPARC®
operating systems. Support of multiple operating systems allows control of
heterogeneous environments.
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SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager is a client/server application. The networking
capability of the application allows for centralized management and configuration
of the entire SAN.
3.2
Features
The SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager application has the following features:
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Asset management. SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager allows you to connect to
and disconnect from local and remote hosts. It also provides information about
connected hosts and their attached QLogic iSCSI HBAs (including connected
devices and LUNs).
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Configuration management. SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager allows you to
configure local and remote systems. With SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager you
can:
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Configure QLogic iSCSI HBAs
Configure attached iSCSI targets
Display LUN properties
Update HBA firmware, driver, ROM, and BIOS
Statistics. SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager provides statistics for each HBA.
These statistics can be collected automatically or on request. They can be reset
at any time.
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Diagnostics. SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager provides diagnostics that enable
you to test the HBAs and the devices to which they are connected. SANsurfer
iSCSI HBA Manager diagnostics allow you to do the following:
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Ping a target, which verifies that there is connectivity between an HBA port
and a target
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View the address resolution protocol (ARP) cache, which keeps a record of
host port connections with other hardware (such as targets) on the network
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View the connection error log, which displays the 100 latest connection errors
for an HBA port
HBA state and target session connection state monitoring. SANsurfer iSCSI
HBA Manager monitors connected QLogic iSCSI HBAs and their targets and
informs you of their state. For HBAs, the most severe state displays: bad,
unknown, warning, or good.
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System Requirements
The SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager application requires the hardware and software
listed in this section for optimum performance.
4.1
Hardware Requirements
The minimum hardware requirements are as follows:
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QLogic QLA4xxx iSCSI to PCI-X host bus adapters (see section 4.3)
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Single-processor or multiprocessor server or workstation:
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Pentium III with 450 MHz or greater for Windows® 2000, Windows
Server® 2003, Red Hat® Linux®, and SuSE® Linux
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Sun Ultra 60 for Solaris® SPARC®
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iSCSI devices, such as disks. SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager supports most
iSCSI devices. For a complete list of devices, see the QLogic SAN Interoperability
Guide, which can be downloaded from the QLogic web site
(www.qlogic.com/interopguide/info.asp#inter).
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64 MB of physical RAM are required to run SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager;
256 MB are recommended. Running with less memory can cause disk swapping,
which severely effects performance.
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Video card capable of 256 colors and a screen resolution of 800×600 pixels are
required; 16K colors and 1024×768 pixels are recommended.
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About 100 MB of disk space
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Software Requirements
The minimum software requirements are as follows:
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One of the following operating systems:
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Windows 2000 Server or Advanced Server (SP4)
Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition or Enterprise Edition (IA32)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Server (AS) 2.1 or 3.0 (IA32)
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 (SLES) (IA32)
Solaris SPARC v2.8 or 2.9
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Common desktop environment (CDE) to run SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI
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QLogic QLA4xxx drivers (such as QLA4010C drivers), as appropriate:
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Windows 2000
Windows Server 2003
Red Hat Linux
SuSE Linux
Solaris SPARC
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TCP/IP protocol for Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003 remote management
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Administrative privileges to perform management functions
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Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® (version 2.1 or later) to view documentation and
online help
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Internet Explorer (version 4.0 or later), Netscape Communicator® (version 4.5
or later), or Mozilla™ (version 0.9.9 or later) to view online help
4.3
Supported QLogic HBAs
The QLogic iSCSI HBAs are collectively referred to as the QLA4xxx HBA unless
otherwise noted. See the SANsurfer HBA Support Matrix (Fibre Channel &
iSCSI) on the SANsurfer CD-ROM for a detailed list of supported QLogic HBAs.
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Installing SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager
Installing the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager application consists of installing the
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI, platform-specific agent, and help components,
as appropriate.
NOTE:
Before installing SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager, read and follow the
instructions in the documents listed in section 1.1, as applicable.
This section discusses:
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Initial installation (see section 5.1)
Uninstalling the SANsurfer application (see section 5.2)
5.1
Initial Installation
You can install the SANsurfer application (which includes the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA
Manager) using the software from the QLogic Web site or from the SANsurfer
CD-ROM.
NOTE:
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Be sure to install the same version of the SANsurfer application on all
systems in the network.
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If you have a previous version of the SANsurfer application (for example,
QMS 1.0 or QMS 2.0 (QMSJ)), uninstall these applications before
installing the SANsurfer application.
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Make sure that SANsurfer Control iX is not running on a system in which
a SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager server agent (SANsurfer iSCSI
Windows NT 4/2000/2003 Agent, SANsurfer iSCSI Linux Agent, or
SANsurfer iSCSI Solaris Agent) is installed.
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Installing and running SANsurfer Control iX and the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA
Manager GUI (GUI only, not the agent) on the same system is supported.
When using only the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI, this system
monitors QLA4xxx HBAs on remote systems on the same network.
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5.1.1
Installation Options
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager supports both stand-alone and networked
configurations. Install the software appropriate for your configuration (see table 5-1).
Table 5-1. Configuration Option Installation Requirements
Configuration
Software Requirements
Stand-alone system
This system monitors
QLA4xxx HBAs locally.
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI
Plus one of the following:
SANsurfer iSCSI Windows NT® 4/2000/2003 Agent
SANsurfer iSCSI Linux Agent
SANsurfer iSCSI Solaris Agent
Networked
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This system monitors
QLA4xxx HBAs locally and on
remote systems on the same
network.
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI
Plus one of the following:
SANsurfer iSCSI Windows NT 4/2000/2003 Agent
SANsurfer iSCSI Linux Agent
SANsurfer iSCSI Solaris Agent
This system monitors
QLA4xxx HBAs only on
remote systems on the same
network.
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI
The QLA4xxx HBAs on this
system are remotely monitored
only from other systems on the
same network.
One of the following:
SANsurfer iSCSI Windows NT 4/2000/2003 Agent
SANsurfer iSCSI Linux Agent
SANsurfer iSCSI Solaris Agent
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5.1.2
Installation Instructions
NOTE:
This section assumes that you may be installing all SANsurfer software
components on any of the supported operating systems. References to
Solaris x86 and Novell® NetWare® do not apply to the SANsurfer iSCSI
HBA Manager application.
SANsurfer installer is a self-extracting program that installs the SANsurfer software,
including the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager application and related software.
If you will be installing the SANsurfer FC HBA Manager agent on a NetWare server,
note the following:
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You cannot install the SANsurfer FC HBA Manager agent directly on a NetWare
server; you must install the agent from a Windows 2000/Server 2003 system
connected to the NetWare server.
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The prerequisites for each NetWare server are as follows:
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A Windows 2000/Server 2003 system must be connected to the NetWare
server through the TCP/IP network.
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The Windows 2000/Server 2003 system must have a drive mapped to the
NetWare server system volume (sys:\).
Perform the following steps to install SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager on this system:
1. Perform the following steps to start the installation:
a. Do one of the following to access the SANsurfer installer:
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If you are installing SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager from the SANsurfer
CD-ROM, follow these steps:
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Click SANblade™ HBA Software on the CD-ROM home page.
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Find the table that corresponds to your QLogic HBAs. Select the
appropriate operating system.
❑
From the SANblade HBA Management Software table, click
SANsurfer Software.
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The File Download dialog box displays. Click Save. Select a directory
on your system and download the file.
If you are installing SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager from the QLogic Web
site, follow these steps:
❑
From the QLogic home page, click Support.
❑
Click Drivers, Software, and Manuals.
❑
Select your HBA.
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Click the appropriate operating system under the Drivers and
Management Software heading.
❑
In the SANsurfer row of the table (SANsurfer for Windows, SANsurfer
for Linux, or SANsurfer for Solaris), click Download.
❑
The File Download dialog box displays. Click Save. Select a directory
on your system and download the file.
b. Do one of the following to select and start the installation file. install is the
SANsurfer installer file.
❑
For a Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003 system, locate the folder
where you downloaded the install file and double-click the file.
❑
For a Red Hat/SuSE Linux or Solaris SPARC/x86 system, do the
following:
(1) Open a shell.
(2) Change to the directory where you downloaded the SANsurfer
installer.
(3) Type the following and then press ENTER to ensure that the
SANsurfer installer file is executable and start the installer.
sh ./install.bin
2. InstallAnywhere® prepares to install SANsurfer. The installation Introduction
dialog box displays (see figure 5-1). Click Next.
Figure 5-1. Installation Introduction Dialog Box
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3. The Important Information dialog box displays (see figure 5-2). Read the
information, then click Next.
Figure 5-2. Important Information Dialog Box
You can find this information in the readme.txt file in the following locations:
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Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003: Program Files\QLogic Management
Suite
❑
Red Hat/SuSE Linux and Solaris SPARC/x86:
opt/QLogic_Corporation/SANsurfer
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4. The Choose Product Features dialog box displays. See figure 5-3 for a
sample dialog box.
NOTE:
Except for the agents that are installed, the feature options are the
same for Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003, Red Hat/SuSE Linux,
and Solaris SPARC/x86 systems.
■
Windows agents are installed on a Windows 2000/Windows
Server 2003 system
■
Linux agents are installed on a Red Hat/SuSE Linux system
■
Solaris agents are installed on a Solaris SPARC/x86 system
Figure 5-3. Choose Product Features Dialog Box (Sample)
SANsurfer software supports SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager and other
applications. Install only the software appropriate to your configuration. In
addition, SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager supports both stand-alone and
network configurations (see section 5.1.1). Do one of the following:
❑
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Select one preconfigured installation set from the following. Then click Next.
❑
Select ALL GUIs and ALL Agents to install the SANsurfer FC HBA
Manager, the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager, and SANsurfer Switch
Manager GUIs, including the FC and iSCSI (Windows, Linux, or Solaris)
agents.
❑
Select SANsurfer FC HBA Manager to install only the SANsurfer FC
HBA Manager GUI. For information about using the SANsurfer FC HBA
Manager, see the SANsurfer FC HBA Applications User’s Guide (see
section 1.1).
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❑
Select SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI to install only the SANsurfer
Switch Manager GUI. For more information, see the appropriate SANbox
switch management user’s guide (see section 1.1).
❑
Select iSCSI GUI and Agent to install the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager
GUI, including the iSCSI (Windows, Linux, or Solaris) agent.
❑
Select SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager to install only the SANsurfer
iSCSI HBA Manager (GUI, not the iSCSI (Windows, Linux, or Solaris)
agent).
Select Custom to create an installation set. The Choose Product
Components dialog box displays (see figure 5-4). The dialog box differs,
depending on whether you are installing on a Windows 2000/Windows
Server 2003, Red Hat/SuSE Linux, or Solaris SPARC/x86 system.
Figure 5-4. Choose Product Components Dialog Box (Sample)
Perform the following steps to create a custom set:
a. In the Install Set box, select Custom.
b. Select from the following components:
For a Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003 system:
❑
❑
❑
❑
❑
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SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager
SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI
SANsurfer FC NetWare 5/6.x Agent
SANsurfer FC Windows NT 4/2000/2003 Agent
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❑
SANsurfer iSCSI Windows Agent
Help
For a Red Hat/SuSE Linux system:
❑
❑
❑
❑
❑
❑
SANsurfer FC HBA Manager
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager
SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI
SANsurfer FC Linux Agent
SANsurfer iSCSI Linux Agent
Help
For a Solaris SPARC/x86 system:
❑
❑
❑
❑
❑
❑
SANsurfer FC HBA Manager
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager
SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI
SANsurfer FC Solaris Agent
SANsurfer iSCSI Solaris Agent
Help
c. Click Next.
5. The Choose Install Folder dialog box displays (see figure 5-5).
Figure 5-5. Choose Install Folder Dialog Box
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Do one of the following:
NOTE:
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For NetWare, select the drive mapped to the NetWare server (always
select a location other than the default).
To select the destination location displayed in the dialog box, click Next
(recommended).
The default location for a Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003 system is:
C:\Program Files\QLogic Corporation\SANsurfer
The default location for a Red Hat/SuSE Linux and Solaris SPARC/x86
system is:
/opt/QLogic_Corporation/SANsurfer
❑
To select a different location:
a. Click Choose.
b. Select the desired location.
c. The Choose Install Folder dialog box redisplays. Click Next.
❑
If you selected a different location and want to reselect the default location:
a. Click Restore Default Folder.
b. Click Next.
6. If there is a previous version of the SANsurfer application on the system, the
Previous SANsurfer Install Detected message displays (see figure 5-6).
Figure 5-6. Previous SANsurfer Install Detected Message
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If there is a previous version of the SANsurfer application on the system, the
installation procedures prompt the old version to be uninstalled. Uninstall the
older version; the new version is not compatible with the older version. Do the
following:
❑
If the SANsurfer application is currently running, exit the SANsurfer
application before proceeding with the installation.
❑
Do one of the following:
❑
If you want to uninstall the previous install, click Yes. The previous version
is uninstalled.
NOTE: Installation of the SANsurfer application stops while the previous
version is uninstalled.
❑
If you do not want to uninstall the previous install, click No. If the previously
installed version resides in the same directory as the currently selected
directory, the previous version is overwritten.
7. If you are installing the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI on a
Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003 system, the Select Shortcut Profile
dialog box displays (see figure 5-7).
Figure 5-7. Select Shortcut Profile Dialog Box (Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003)
Application shortcuts consist of the following:
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The SANsurfer icon on the desktop (if selected in step 8)
❑
QLogic Management Suite (SANsurfer and SANsurfer Uninstaller),
which is accessible when you click the Start button and point to Programs.
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Perform the following steps:
a. Do one of the following:
❑
Click All Users Profile if you want the application shortcuts available to
all users.
❑
Click Current Users Profile (default) if you want the application shortcuts
available only to the current user.
b. Click Next.
8. If you are installing the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI on a
Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003 system, the Create Desktop Icon
Selection dialog box displays (see figure 5-8).
Figure 5-8. Create Desktop Icon Selection Dialog Box (Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003)
Do the following:
a. Select the Create Desktop Icon check box (default) if you want the
SANsurfer icon to display on the desktop.
b. Click Install.
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icon displays for the current user profile or all user profiles,
depending upon your selection in step 7.
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9. The Pre-Installation Summary dialog box displays (see figure 5-9). Review
the information. Click Previous if you want to change anything. Click Install to
continue.
Figure 5-9. Pre-Installation Summary Dialog Box
10. The Installing SANsurfer dialog box displays (see figure 5-10). Various
screens inform you that the installation is progressing.
Figure 5-10. Installing SANsurfer Dialog Box
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11. If you are installing NetWare, the Novell NetWare Disk Selection dialog box
displays (see figure 5-11).
Figure 5-11. Novell NetWare Disk Selection Dialog Box
A list of the autodetected Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003 drives mapped
to NetWare server system volumes (sys:\) displays.
Perform the following steps to select the Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003
drives on which to install the NetWare agent. Each drive must be mapped to a
NetWare server system volume (sys:\).
a. As appropriate, select one or more autodetected drives. In figure 5-11, for
example, H, N, and Q can be selected; N and Q are selected.
b. If a Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003 drive that you want to select has
not been mapped to the NetWare server system volume, do the following:
❑
Leave the Novell NetWare Disk Selection dialog box open. From the
Exploring window, point to Tools and select Map Network Drive to map
the Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003 drive to the NetWare Server
system volume (sys:\).
❑
From the Novell NetWare Disk Selection dialog box, type the drive letter
in the Enter Drive Letter box and then click Enter Drive Letter. In
figure 5-11, for example, you could type C in the Enter Drive Letter box
and then click Enter Drive Letter.
c. Click Next.
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12. If you are installing the SANsurfer FC HBA Manager on a
Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003, Novell NetWare, or Red Hat/SuSE
Linux system, the Default Failover Enable/Disable dialog box displays (see
figure 5-12).
Figure 5-12. Default Failover Enable/Disable Dialog Box
The failover path software feature ensures data availability and system reliability
by assigning alternate path and automatic HBA failover for device resources.
Do the following:
a. Select the Enable Failover Configuration check box if you want to enable
failover.
b. Click Next.
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13. The Install Complete dialog box displays (see figure 5-13). Click Done.
Figure 5-13. Install Complete Dialog Box
14. Customize the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager application and set your security
parameters (see section 6).
5.2
Uninstalling the SANsurfer Application
Perform the following steps to uninstall the entire SANsurfer software (including
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager) or specific features from this system. Be sure to
exit all the SANsurfer applications before you uninstall any of the SANsurfer
applications.
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Uninstall the NetWare agent from the Windows 2000/Windows
Server 2003 drive mapped to the Novell NetWare server.
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The Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003 system must have a drive
mapped to the NetWare server system volume (sys:\).
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1. Do one of the following to start the SANsurfer Uninstaller:
From a Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003 system, do one of the following:
❑
Click the Start button, point to Programs, point to QLogic Management
Suite, and then click SANsurfer Uninstaller.
❑
Perform the following steps to use Add/Remove Programs:
a. Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
b. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
c. The Add/Remove Programs dialog box displays (see figure 5-14). Click
the Change or Remove Programs button (default).
Figure 5-14. Add/Remove Programs Dialog Box (Windows 2000)
d. Select SANsurfer x.x.
e. Click Change/Remove.
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From a Red Hat/SuSE Linux or Solaris SPARC/x86 system, do one of the
following and then press ENTER:
❑
On a Red Hat/SuSE Linux system, if /usr/local/bin is in the path, type
SANsurferUninstaller.
❑
On a Solaris SPARC/x86 system, if /usr/bin is in the path, type
SANsurferUninstaller.
❑
On a Red Hat/SuSE Linux or Solaris SPARC/x86 system, do the following
if none of the above are in the path:
a. Change to the directory where the SANsurfer application is installed. The
default location is /opt/QLogic_Corporation/SANsurfer
/UninstallData.
b. Type ./SANsurferUninstaller
2. The Uninstall SANsurfer dialog box displays with SANsurfer x.x as the
program to be uninstalled (see figure 5-15). Click Next.
Figure 5-15. Uninstall SANsurfer Dialog Box
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3. The Uninstall Options dialog box displays (see figure 5-16).
Figure 5-16. Uninstall Options Dialog Box
You can uninstall the entire SANsurfer application or specific features. Do one
of the following:
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Select Complete Uninstall to remove all features and components of the
SANSurfer application that were installed by InstallAnywhere. This will not
affect files and folders created after the installation.
❑
Select Uninstall Specific Features to remove specific features of the
SANSurfer application that were installed by InstallAnywhere. The Choose
Product Components dialog box displays (see figure 5-17). The dialog box
differs, depending on whether you are installing on a
Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003, Red Hat/SuSE Linux, or Solaris
SPARC/x86 system.
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Figure 5-17. Choose Product Features Dialog Box (Sample)
a. Clear the check boxes of features that you want to uninstall. (Check boxes
that are selected remain installed). Select from the following components
(all components may not display and the order of the components may
vary):
For a Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003 system:
❑
❑
❑
❑
❑
❑
❑
SANsurfer FC HBA Manager
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager
SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI
SANsurfer FC NetWare 5/6.x Agent
SANsurfer FC Windows NT 4/2000/2003 Agent
SANsurfer iSCSI Windows Agent
Help
For a Red Hat/SuSE Linux system:
❑
❑
❑
❑
❑
❑
SANsurfer FC HBA Manager
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager
SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI
SANsurfer FC Linux Agent
SANsurfer iSCSI Linux Agent
Help
For a Solaris SPARC/x86 system:
❑
❑
❑
❑
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SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager
SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI
SANsurfer FC Solaris Agent
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❑
❑
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SANsurfer iSCSI Solaris Agent
Help
b. Click Uninstall.
4. The Uninstall Component List dialog box lists the components to be
uninstalled (see figure 5-18).
Figure 5-18. Uninstall Component List Dialog Box
A message displays asking you to wait the while the uninstaller removes the
components.
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5. The Uninstall Complete dialog box informs you that the uninstall is complete
(see figure 5-19). Click Done.
Figure 5-19. Uninstall Complete Dialog Box
6. If any items were not successfully uninstalled, remove them.
Some files and directories remain after uninstalling SANsurfer. These
components must be deleted manually from the computer’s hard disk where
SANsurfer was installed. The default locations are:
❑
For Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003:
Program Files\QLogic_Corporation\SANsurfer.
❑
For Red Hat/SuSE Linux and Solaris SPARC/x86:
/opt/QLogic_Corporation/SANsurfer.
7. If you selected Add/Remove Programs in step 1 to uninstall SANsurfer HBA
Manager from a Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003 system, do the following:
a. Click Cancel to exit the Add/Remove Programs dialog box.
b. Click the close button to exit the Control Panel.
8. Reboot the system.
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Getting Started
This section includes the procedures for starting the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager
GUI, exiting the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI, and customizing the
application options.
This section discusses:
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Starting the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI (see section 6.1)
■
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window (see section 6.2)
■
Exiting the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI (see section 6.3)
■
Getting help (see section 6.4)
■
Setting SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager security (see section 6.5)
■
Specifying whether iSCSI names or iSCSI alias names for HBAs and devices
display in the HBA tree (see section 6.6)
■
Setting the options for retrieving host status alarms and refreshing the
configuration (see section 6.7)
■
Refreshing the configuration immediately (see section 6.8)
6.1
Starting the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI
The SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI startup procedures differ depending upon
the operating system. This section discusses starting the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA
Manager on the following systems:
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Red Hat/SuSE Linux and Solaris SPARC (see section 6.1.2)
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6.1.1
Starting SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager on Windows 2000/Windows
Server 2003
On a Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003 system, do one of the following to start
the SANsurfer application, which includes the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI.
When done, the SANsurfer application GUI displays; click the iSCSI HBA tab to
select the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window (see section 6.2).
■
Double-click the SANsurfer icon on your desktop (if the icon was created during
installation) (see figure 6-1). (If you have an older version of SANsurfer
application and are upgrading to the current version, the old icon image displays.)
Figure 6-1. SANsurfer Icon
■
Click the Start button, point to Programs, point to QLogic Management Suite,
and then click SANsurfer.
■
Click the Start button, click Run, and then do one of the following:
❑
Type in the name of SANsurfer (SANsurfer.EXE), including all the paths. Click
OK.
❑
Click Browse, then select the program after finding it in the Browse dialog
box. Click Open.
6.1.2
Starting SANsurfer on Red Hat/SuSE Linux or Solaris SPARC
On a Red Hat/SuSE Linux or Solaris SPARC system, perform the following steps
to start the SANsurfer application, which includes the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA
Manager GUI. When done, the SANsurfer application GUI displays (see
section 6.2).
1. Ensure that you are in a graphical user environment.
2. Open a command terminal.
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3. Do one of the following and then press ENTER:
❑
On a Red Hat/SuSE Linux system, if /usr/local/bin is in the path, type
SANsurfer
❑
On a Solaris SPARC system, if /usr/bin is in the path, type SANsurfer.
❑
On a Red Hat/SuSE Linux or Solaris SPARC system, do the following if none
of the above are in the path:
a. Change to the directory where the SANsurfer application is installed. The
default location is /opt/QLogic_Corporation/SANsurfer.
b. Type ./SANsurfer
6.2
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager Main Window
To view the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window, select the iSCSI HBA
tab. SANsurfer: SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager displays in the title bar. Connect
to a host (see section 7.1). The SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window
displays (see figure 6-2).
Title Bar
Tabbed Pages
Menu Bar
Toolbar
Application Tabs
HBA Tree
Status Line
Figure 6-2. SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager Main Window
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The window consists of the following sections:
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■
■
■
■
■
■
Application tabs
Title bar
Menu bar
Toolbar
HBA tree
Tabbed pages
Status line
An application tab displays only when the SANsurfer software for that application
has been installed on the system (see section 5.1.2). The tabs and their applications
are as follows. (To use the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager, select the iSCSI HBA
tab.)
iSCSI HBA tab. SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager
FC HBA tab. SANsurfer FC HBA Manager
Switch tab. SANsurfer Switch Manager
The HBA tree displays the hosts with their connected HBAs, devices, and LUNs.
Note the following:
■
The title bar displays SANsurfer and the application that is active. For example,
if you selected the iSCSI HBA tab, SANsurfer: SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager
displays.
■
When you select an item in the HBA tree, the status line displays the same
information.
■
If the system is performing an operation, the information displays in the status
line. For example, if you changed the HBA port configuration and clicked Save
HBA, the status line would flash Current Operation: Saving Configuration until
the save was complete.
■
If an HBA is connected to a target, it has a button attached to the left. Click the
button to list all the devices connected to that HBA. Devices are listed by their
target iSCSI name or target iSCSI alias name. In addition, each target may have
LUNs connected to it. If a target is connected to a LUN, it has a button attached
to the left. Click the button to list all the LUNs connected to that target.
The HBA tree contains the following visual indicators:
Host icons and text. The HBA tree displays the following:
■
Host name: host name or IP address
Example:
hostname 10.3.13.90
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The icon is:
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Live (online) host. The blinking heart on the host icon indicates that the
connection between the GUI and the agent is active for this host.
HBA icons and text. The HBA tree displays the following:
■
HBA port iSCSI name or HBA port iSCSI alias name (see section 6.6)
■
HBA port state: the most severe displays—bad, unknown, warning, good. For
information about the HBA port state referenced in the dialog boxes and its
correspondence with the HBA icons see section 8.1.
Examples:
Adapter iqn.2000-04.com.qlogic.qla4010.svr_2
Adapter Svr_1_HBA_5
The HBA icons are:
■
■
■
■
■
Good
Warning
Link down
Unknown
Bad
Device icons and text. The HBA tree displays the following information about
devices:
■
Target iSCSI name or target iSCSI alias name
■
Target state. Indicates the session connection status of the devices—bad/failed,
unknown/no active, good. For information about the target state referenced in
the dialog boxes and its correspondence with the device icons see section 8.2.
Examples:
Device (ipn.qlogic.3.0)
Device (target_3_0)
The device icons are:
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Device unknown/no active session connection
Device bad/failed session connection
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LUN icons and text. The HBA tree displays the following information:
■
LUN number (LUN n)
Example:
LUN (LUN 1)
The LUN icon is:
■
LUN
6.3
Exiting the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI
Do one of the following to exit the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI:
■
■
On the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window File menu, select Exit.
Click the close (x) button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
6.4
Getting Help with the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI
This section discusses:
■
■
■
Viewing online help (see section 6.4.1)
Specifying the browser location (see section 6.4.2)
Viewing SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager software information (see section 6.4.3)
6.4.1
Viewing Online Help
NOTE:
To view the online help, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed
on your system where the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI is installed.
On the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window Help menu, click Browse
Contents to view the online help. The help document displays in PDF format.
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6.4.2
Specifying the Browser Location
Perform the following steps to specify the location of the browser SANsurfer iSCSI
HBA Manager launches when you select to view the online help (see section 6.4.1):
1. On the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window Help menu, click Set
Browser Location. The Browser Location dialog box displays (see
figure 6-3).
Figure 6-3. Browser Location Dialog Box
2. In the Browser Location box, enter the location of the Internet browser or the
Adobe Acrobat Reader program file. Be sure to specify the path and file name.
If you do not know the location, click Browse to display a file selection dialog.
Select the file. The Browser Location dialog box redisplays.
3. Do one of the following:
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Click OK to save the location to the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager
configuration file.
❑
Click Cancel to exit the Browser Location dialog box without making
changes.
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6.4.3
Viewing SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager Software Information
To view information about the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager application software,
on the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window Help menu, click About.
The About SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager window displays (see figure 6-4).
Figure 6-4. About SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager Window
This window displays the following information:
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Version number
Copyright information
Click OK to return to the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window.
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6.5
Setting SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager Security
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager security ensures that HBA configuration changes
require password authorization. SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager prompts for the
password any time you click the Save button to change the HBA configuration.
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager prompts for the password when you change the
following:
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HBA driver
HBA firmware
HBA BIOS
HBA ROM
HBA port configuration
Target configuration
Target authentication (CHAP)
Password (when you want it changed)
You can change the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager application access password
for any host connected to your system for which you have administrator or root
privileges. More specifically, the following is required:
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Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003. The login name (username) specified
must be for an account the agent is running on and be in the administrator group.
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Red Hat/SuSE Linux and Solaris SPARC. The login name (user name)
specified must be for an account the agent is running on and be in the adm or
root group.
NOTE:
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The default SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager application access password
is config. Change this password after installation to ensure that security
is not compromised.
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The HBA ROM password differs and cannot be modified using these
procedures.
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Perform the following steps to set the application access password for a host:
1. In the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window HBA tree, select the host
for which you want to set the application access password.
2. Click the Security tab. The Security tabbed page displays (see figure 6-5).
The host name displays at the top of the tabbed page.
Figure 6-5. Security Tabbed Page
3. In the Host Access section, do the following to verify that you have administrator
or root privileges for the selected host. These are the system login and password
you use to access the machine.
a. In the Login box, type the login name that has administrator or root privileges
on the host you selected.
b. In the Password box, type the login password for the login name.
4. In the Application Access section, do the following to modify the SANsurfer
iSCSI HBA Manager application access password:
a. In the Old Password box, type the current password.
b. In the New Password box, type the new password.
c. In the Verify Password box, type the new password again to confirm the
new password.
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5. Do one of the following:
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Click Apply to update the application access password.
❑
Click Clear Fields to clear the typed entries in the Security tabbed page
text boxes.
6.6
Specifying Whether iSCSI Names or iSCSI Alias Names Display in
the HBA Tree
You can specify whether iSCSI or iSCSI alias names display in the HBA tree. Until
you select whether iSCSI or iSCSI alias names display, the default is iSCSI alias
names. Once you specify whether iSCSI or iSCSI alias names display, your
selection becomes the default.
NOTE:
For information about configuring HBA port iSCSI names and HBA port
iSCSI alias names, see section 7.2.1. For information about target iSCSI
names and target iSCSI alias names, see section 7.3.
See figure 6-6 for a sample HBA tree with HBA iSCSI names and target iSCSI
names.
Figure 6-6. HBA Tree with HBA iSCSI Names and Target iSCSI Names
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See figure 6-7 for a sample HBA tree with HBA port iSCSI alias names and target
iSCSI alias names.
Figure 6-7. HBA Tree with HBA Port iSCSI Alias Names and Target iSCSI Alias Names
Do one of the following:
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Right-click in the HBA tree. The drop-down menu displays. Do one of the
following:
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If the HBA and target iSCSI names display in the HBA tree, the drop-down
menu displays Tree Naming: iSCSI Alias. Click Tree Naming: iSCSI Alias
to display the iSCSI alias names.
❑
If the HBA and target iSCSI alias names display in the HBA tree, the
drop-down menu displays Tree Naming: iSCSI Name. Click Tree Naming:
iSCSI Name to display the iSCSI names.
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Do the following:
1. From the View menu, select Preferences. The Preferences dialog box
displays (see figure 6-8).
Figure 6-8. Preferences Dialog Box (Tree View Naming Preference)
2. In the Tree Viewing Naming Preference section Tree Naming drop-down box,
select one of the following.
❑
Select Alias if you want the HBA port and target iSCSI alias names to
display.
❑
Select Name if you want the HBA port and target iSCSI names to display.
3. Click OK to save your changes. Click Cancel to exit the Preferences dialog
box without making any changes.
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6.7
Setting the Options for Retrieving Host Status Alarms and Refreshing
the Configuration
Polling intervals determine how frequently the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager
monitors the connected HBAs (and their targets) and updates the SANsurfer iSCSI
HBA Manager GUI configuration based on their state.
Note the following:
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You can set the HBA polling and host polling intervals to retrieve host status
alarms (see section 6.7.1).
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You can specify whether host status alarms and target status alarms refresh the
configuration that displays (see section 6.7.2).
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You can specify whether a message displays when a host configuration change
has been detected (see section 6.7.3).
NOTE:
If you want to refresh the configuration immediately, do one of the
following. For more information, see section 6.8.
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Click the Refresh button on the toolbar.
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On the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window View menu, select
Refresh.
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Press F5.
6.7.1
Specifying the Polling Intervals to Retrieve Host Status Alarms
Polling intervals determine how frequently the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager
monitors the connected HBAs (and their targets) and updates the SANsurfer iSCSI
HBA Manager GUI configuration based on their state.
There are two types of polling: HBA polling and host polling.
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HBA polling. HBA polling occurs at an interval that you specify (see
section 6.7.1.1). During an HBA poll, the agent checks for changes with the HBA
settings, targets, etc. When the agent detects a change, a host status alarm is
sent to all SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUIs currently connected with the
agent. The SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager then asks the GUIs whether the
configuration is set to update when host status alarms occur (see section 6.7.2).
If selected, the agent sends the latest information. Since alarms may not be
detected by the GUIs, host polling is also available to ensure that the GUIs
receive the configuration changes.
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Host polling. Host polling occurs at an interval that you specify and can be
disabled (see section 6.7.1.2). With host polling, host status alarms that were
not received by the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI are detected. With a
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host poll, the GUI asks the agent if anything has changed since last time it
received an update. If not, the GUI waits until next poll or alarm. If something
has changed, then the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager then asks the GUI
whether the configuration is set to update when host status alarms occur (see
section 6.7.2). If selected, the agent sends updated information.
6.7.1.1
Specifying the HBA Polling Interval
The HBA polling interval is the length of time between polls to a host’s HBAs to
receive information. Perform the following steps to set the HBA polling interval:
1. In the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window HBA tree, select the host
(or HBA, device, or LUN connected to the host) for which you want to set the
HBA polling interval.
2. Do one of the following:
❑
From the Host menu, select HBA Polling.
❑
Right-click the selected host (or HBA, device, or LUN connected to the host)
in the HBA tree. From the pop-up menu, select HBA Polling.
3. The Polling Setting dialog box displays (see figure 6-9). The name of the host
displays in the title bar.
Figure 6-9. HBA Polling Setting Dialog Box
4. In the Interval box, type the HBA polling interval. The range is 1 second to
3600 seconds (1 hour). You cannot disable HBA polling. The default is
30 seconds.
NOTE:
The faster the polling rate, the more quickly the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA
Manager GUI receives indications from the connected HBAs.
However, faster polling rates consume more of your system’s CPU
and network resources and slow the system.
5. Click OK to set the interval. Click Cancel to not change the interval setting.
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6.7.1.2
Specifying the Host Polling Interval
The host polling interval is the length of time between polls to a connected host’s
agent to retrieve information. Host polling detects host status alarms that were not
received by SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI. Perform the following steps to set
a host’s polling interval:
1. In the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window HBA tree, select the host
(or HBA, device, or LUN connected to the host) for which you want to set the
host polling interval.
2. Do one of the following:
❑
From the Host menu, select Host Polling.
❑
Right-click the selected host (or HBA, HBA port, device, or LUN connected
to the host) in the HBA tree. From the pop-up menu, select Host Polling.
3. The Host Polling Setting dialog box displays (see figure 6-10). The name of
the host displays in the title bar.
Figure 6-10. Host Polling Setting Dialog Box
4. In the Interval box, type the host polling interval. The range is 0 seconds to
1800000 seconds (500 hours). To disable host polling, type 0. The default is
120 seconds.
5. Click OK to set the interval. Click Cancel to not change the interval setting.
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6.7.2
Specifying Whether the Configuration Refreshes when Host and
Target Status Alarms Occur
You can specify whether the configuration that the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager
GUI displays refreshes each time your system receives a host status alarm or target
status alarm.
Do the following:
1. From the View menu, select Preferences. The Preferences dialog box
displays (see figure 6-11).
Figure 6-11. Preferences Dialog Box (Update Behavior from Host Status Alarms)
2. In the Update Behavior from the Host Status Alarms section, do the following:
❑
If you want to refresh the configuration when the host receives a host status
alarm or a target status alarm, select the Enable All Updates from Host
Alarms check box and the Enable Updates from Target Status Alarms
check box.
❑
If you want to refresh the configuration when the host receives a host status
alarm but not a target status alarm, select only the Enable All Updates from
Host Alarms check box.
❑
if you do not want the configuration to refresh when host receives a host
status alarm nor a target status alarm, clear the Enable All Updates from
Host Alarms check box. The Enable Updates from Target Status Alarms
check box is unavailable.
3. Click OK to save your changes. Click Cancel to exit the Preferences dialog
box without making any changes.
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6.7.3
Specifying Whether the Host Refresh Prompt Displays
You can determine whether the iSCSI configuration change message displays when
the host configuration has changed.
1. From the View menu, select Preferences. The Preferences dialog box
displays (see figure 6-12).
Figure 6-12. Preferences Dialog Box (Prompting Behavior)
2. In the Prompting Behavior section, do one of the following:
❑
If you want the iSCSI configuration change message to display when a host
configuration has changed, select the Enable Prompt to Accept Host
Refresh check box. When the host configuration changes, the following
message displays (see figure 6-13).
Figure 6-13. iSCSI Configuration Change Message
Click Yes to refresh the configuration. Click No to continue to display the
current configuration.
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If you do not want the configuration message to display when a host
configuration has changed, clear the Enable Prompt to Accept Host
Refresh check box. The configuration refreshes if it is set to update when
host status alarms occur (see section 6.7.2).
3. Click OK to save your changes. Click Cancel to exit the Preferences dialog
box without making any changes.
6.8
Refreshing the Configuration Immediately
The configuration that the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI displays refreshes
based on the polling intervals (see section 6.7.1) and whether the configuration is
set to update when host status alarms occur (see section 6.7.2).
If you want to refresh the configuration immediately (you changed the configuration,
for example), do one of the following:
NOTE:
Selecting refresh forces the agent to poll the HBA immediately and update
the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager configuration with the latest HBA
information.
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Click the Refresh button on the toolbar.
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On the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window View menu, select
Refresh.
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Setting Up Connections
You can connect to and configure local and remote systems. This section discusses:
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Connecting to hosts (see section 7.1)
Configuring the QLA4xxx HBA port (see section 7.2)
Configuring targets (see section 7.3)
7.1
Connecting to Hosts
The SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI tries to ensure that a host is not loaded
more than once into the HBA tree. If a host has multiple interfaces (for example,
more than one NIC is installed), the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI will not
load the host more than once in the HBA tree if the host IP address is registered
with the DNS server or local host file.
NOTE:
To ensure that a host does not display more than once in the HBA tree,
register each host’s IP address with the DNS server or the local host file.
This section discusses:
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Connecting to hosts manually (see section 7.1.1)
Connecting to hosts using a host group file (see section 7.1.2)
Disconnecting from hosts (see section 7.1.3)
7.1.1
Manually Connecting to a Host
Perform the following steps to manually connect to a host:
1. Do one of the following:
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Click the Connect button on the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main
window toolbar.
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On the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window Host menu, click
Connect.
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Press INSERT.
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The Connect to Host dialog box displays (see figure 7-1).
Figure 7-1. Connect to Host Dialog Box
2. In the Enter Hostname or IP Address box, do one of the following:
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Select localhost to connect to the machine on which you are using the
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI.
❑
Type or select a remote machine. You can use the host name or the
machine’s IP address.
3. Do one of the following:
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Click Connect to initiate the connection. If successful, the host and its HBAs
display in the HBA tree. If you entered a new remote host and the connection
was successful, its name is also added to the Enter Hostname or IP
Address box drop-down list.
❑
Click Cancel to abort the connection process and return to the SANsurfer
application GUI.
❑
Click Clear to delete all machines on the list except localhost. (The local
machine cannot be deleted.)
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7.1.2
Connecting to Hosts Using a Host Group File
You can connect to a group of hosts using a host group file that you previously
created. This section discusses:
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Creating a host group file (see section 7.1.2.1)
Using a host group file to connect to hosts (see section 7.1.2.2)
7.1.2.1
Creating a Host Group File
Perform the following steps to save the group of hosts that display in the HBA tree
to a host group file:
1. Do one of the following:
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On the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window Host menu, click Save
Group.
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Right-click the HBA tree. From the pop-up menu, click Save Group.
2. The Save dialog box displays. Save the host group file (.hst) in an appropriate
directory. Click Save.
NOTE:
You can also create or edit a host group file (.hst) using an editor. The
format of the file is one host name per line, for example:
adsw2ksys2
nt4ssys1
nw51sys7
Do one of the following:
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From a Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003 system, open the
Notepad window.
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From a Red Hat/SuSE Linux or Solaris SPARC system, open a
terminal and use the vi editor.
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7.1.2.2
Using a Host Group File to Connect to Hosts
Perform the following steps to connect to a group of hosts using a previously created
host group file:
1. Do one of the following:
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On the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window Host menu, click Open
Group.
❑
Right-click the HBA tree. From the pop-up menu, click Open Group.
2. The Open dialog box displays. Select the host group file (.hst) that contains
the hosts to which you want to connect. Click Open.
The hosts display in the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window HBA tree.
7.1.3
Disconnecting from a Host
Perform the following steps to disconnect from a host:
1. In the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window HBA tree, select the host
(or HBA, HBA port, device, or LUN connected to the host) that you want to
disconnect.
2. Do one of the following:
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On the Host menu, select Disconnect.
❑
Right-click the host in the HBA tree. From the pop-up menu, select
Disconnect.
❑
Press DELETE.
When the host is disconnected, it no longer displays in the HBA tree. If you want to
reconnect to a disconnected host, do so manually (see section 7.1.1).
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7.2
Configuring the QLA4xxx HBA Port
Configuring the QLA4xxx HBA port includes the following:
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Configuring the HBA port iSCSI name and HBA port iSCSI alias name
Setting the IP address
Setting the domain name system (DNS) server address
Enabling service locator protocol (SLP)
Enabling Internet storage name service (iSNS)
Perform the following steps to configure an HBA port:
1. In the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window HBA tree, select the HBA
port. Click the HBA Options tab; click the Network tab. The HBA Options
tabbed page (Network tab) displays (see figure 7-2).
Figure 7-2. HBA Options Tabbed Page (Network Tab)
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The HBA port information displays:
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HBA. HBA instance number and HBA model
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State. The HBA port state. See section 8.1 for details about the HBA port
state and its correspondence with the HBA icons.
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Green background: good
Yellow background: warning
Blue background: unknown
Red background: bad
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HBA iSCSI Name. HBA port iSCSI name. The QLogic manufacturing default
name or a name that you assign.
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HBA Alias Name. HBA port iSCSI alias name. Symbolic name you assign
to the HBA port for identification purposes.
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IP Address. IP address of the HBA port
2. Configure the HBA as described in the following sections.
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Configuring the HBA port iSCSI name and HBA port iSCSI alias name (see
section 7.2.1)
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Setting the IP address (see section 7.2.2)
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Setting the DNS server address (see section 7.2.3)
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Enabling SLP (see section 7.2.4)
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Enabling iSNS (see section 7.2.5)
3. When configuration is complete, save the changes. Do one of the following:
❑
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In the HBA Options tabbed page, click Save HBA.
Right-click in the HBA tree. From the drop-down menu, select Save HBA.
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7.2.1
Configuring the HBA Port iSCSI Name and HBA Port iSCSI Alias Name
You can modify the existing HBA port iSCSI name. You can also assign an HBA
port iSCSI alias name.
7.2.1.1
Modifying the HBA Port iSCSI Name
We recommend that you use the default HBA port iSCSI name as defined by QLogic
manufacturing unless your system requires that you change the name.
NOTE:
If you modify the default HBA port iSCSI name, you cannot reset the
name back to the original default value. Therefore, write down the
default HBA port iSCSI name before changing it.
To modify the HBA port iSCSI name, do the following:
1. In the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window HBA tree, select the HBA
port. Click the HBA Options tab; then click the Network tab. The HBA Options
tabbed page (Network tab) displays (see figure 7-2).
2. Enter the HBA port iSCSI name in the HBA iSCSI Name box. You do not have
to press ENTER after typing the name.
7.2.1.2
Assigning the HBA Port iSCSI Alias Name
The HBA port iSCSI alias name is a symbolic name that you can assign to the HBA
port for identification purposes.
To assign or modify the HBA port iSCSI alias name, do the following:
1. In the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window HBA tree, select the HBA
port. Click the HBA Options tab; then click the Network tab. The HBA Options
tabbed page (Network tab) displays (see figure 7-2).
2. Enter the HBA port alias iSCSI name in the HBA Alias Name box. You do not
have to press ENTER after typing the name.
7.2.2
Setting the IP Address
There are two ways to set the IP address, as described in the following sections:
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Automatically (through the dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP)) (see
section 7.2.2.1)
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Manually (see section 7.2.2.2)
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7.2.2.1
Setting the IP Address Automatically
To set the IP address automatically through DHCP, do the following:
1. In the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window HBA tree, select the HBA
port. Click the HBA Options tab; then click the Network tab. The HBA Options
tabbed page (Network tab) displays (see figure 7-2).
2. In the setting the IP Address section, select the Obtain an IP address
automatically (DHCP) option button.
7.2.2.2
Setting the IP Address Manually
To set the IP address manually, perform the following steps:
1. In the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window HBA tree, select the HBA
port. Click the HBA Options tab; then click the Network tab. The HBA Options
tabbed page (Network tab) displays (see figure 7-2).
2. In the setting the IP address section, do the following:
a.
b.
c.
d.
Select the Use the following IP address option button.
Enter the IP address.
Enter the subnet mask.
Enter the gateway.
7.2.3
Setting the DNS Server Address
There are two ways to set the DNS server address, as described in the following
sections:
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Automatically (through dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP)) (see
section 7.2.3.1)
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Manually (see section 7.2.3.2)
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7.2.3.1
Setting the DNS Server Address Automatically
NOTE:
You must select the setting the IP address section Obtain an IP address
automatically (DHCP) option button to set the DNS server address
automatically.
To set the DNS server address automatically through DHCP, do the following:
1. In the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window HBA tree, select the HBA
port. Click the HBA Options tab; then click the Network tab. The HBA Options
tabbed page (Network tab) displays (see figure 7-2).
2. In the Setting the DNS server address section, select the Obtain DNS server
address automatically (via DHCP) option button.
7.2.3.2
Setting the DNS Server Address Manually
To set the DNS server address manually, perform the following steps:
1. In the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window HBA tree, select the HBA
port. Click the HBA Options tab; then click the Network tab. The HBA Options
tabbed page (Network tab) displays (see figure 7-2).
2. In the DNS server address section, do the following:
a. Select the Use the following DNS server addresses option button.
b. Enter the primary DNS IP address.
NOTE:
At the time of publication, the Secondary DNS IP address field is
not supported.
7.2.4
Enabling SLP
If the iSCSI equipment requires discovery functions beyond the SendTargets
command, enable the service locator protocol (SLP).
NOTE:
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discovery management capabilities (such as, notifications, access
management, and configuration) are required, such is in larger storage
networks.
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Perform the following steps to enable SLP:
1. In the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window HBA tree, select the HBA
port. Click the HBA Options tab; then click the Network tab. The HBA Options
tabbed page (Network tab) displays (see figure 7-2).
2. In the Network tab enable SLP section, do the following:
a. Select the Enable SLP check box.
b. Set the directory agent (DA) address automatically, manually, or through the
discovery process. Do one of the following:
❑
Select the Obtain DA address automatically (via DHCP) option button
to set the DA address automatically.
❑
Select the Use the following DA address option button to set the DA
address manually. Enter the DA address.
❑
Select the Discover DA option button to find the DA address using the
discovery process.
7.2.5
Enabling iSNS
If the iSCSI equipment requires discovery functions beyond the SendTargets
command, implement SLP (see section 7.2.4) and also consider iSNS when
extended discovery management capabilities (such as, notifications, access
management, and configuration) are required, such is in larger storage networks.
Perform the following steps to enable iSNS:
1. In the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window HBA tree, select the HBA
port. Click the HBA Options tab; then click the Network tab. The HBA Options
tabbed page (Network tab) displays (see figure 7-2).
2. In the enable iSNS section, do the following to set the iSNS server address
manually.
NOTE:
At the time of this publication, Obtain iSNS IP address
automatically (via DHCP) is not available.
a. Select the Enable iSNS check box.
b. Select the Use the following iSNS server address option button.
c. Enter the IP address.
NOTE:
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7.3
Configuring Targets
After configuring the QLA4xxx HBA, you can configure iSCSI targets. When the
QLA4xxx HBA arrives from the factory, there are no targets listed. Add iSCSI targets
by either entering specific iSCSI target information (IP address and iSCSI name,
see section 7.3.2) or by entering the target IP address and discovering the devices
behind that address (see section 7.3.1).
Perform the following steps to configure targets:
1. In the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window HBA tree, select the HBA
port. Click the Target Settings tab. The Target Settings tabbed page displays
(see figure 7-3).
Figure 7-3. Target Settings Tabbed Page
The HBA port identifying information displays:
❑
HBA. HBA instance number and HBA model
❑
State. The HBA port state. See section 8.1 for details about the HBA port
state and its correspondence with the HBA icons.
❑
❑
❑
❑
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Green background: good
Yellow background: warning
Blue background: unknown
Red background: bad
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❑
HBA iSCSI Name. HBA port iSCSI name. The QLogic manufacturing default
name or a name that you assign.
❑
HBA Alias Name. HBA port iSCSI alias name. Symbolic name you assign
to the HBA port for identification purposes.
❑
IP Address. IP address of the HBA port
The target configuration section displays the current target configuration and
enables you to configure these and additional targets on this HBA port.
❑
Bind. Whether the specific target is bound to the HBA port. Targets for which
the Bind check box is not selected will not persist across save operations
unless they are rediscovered using one of the target discovery methods.
❑
Enable Target. Whether the target is enabled
❑
Dynamic. Whether target configuration is dynamic or saved into flash
memory. This is a read-only field.
❑
IP Address. IP address of the target
❑
Port. Port ID for iSCSI devices as defined by the iSCSI standard
❑
iSCSI Name. Target iSCSI name as defined by the iSCSI standard
❑
Target ID. Target ID of this device as assigned by QLogic software
❑
Alias. Target iSCSI alias name as defined by the manufacturer software
❑
State. The target session connection state. See section 8.2 for details about
the target state and its correspondence with the device icons.
❑
❑
❑
Green background: good
Blue background: unknown
Red background: bad
2. Configure the targets as described in the following sections:
❑
❑
❑
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Configuring specific targets (see section 7.3.2)
Changing the target configuration parameters (see section 7.3.3)
Authenticating targets (see section 7.3.4)
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7.3.1
Configuring Targets Using Discovery
The discovery method is an excellent timesaver for finding and entering iSCSI
targets. You can use this method to find all available targets, delete targets you do
not want, and then have access only to the remaining devices. This method prevents
you from having to enter iSCSI names for each target.
Use the discovery mechanism to configure a new target that supports and responds
to the SendTargets command by following these steps:
1. In the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window HBA tree, select the HBA
port. Click the Target Settings tab. The Target Settings tabbed page displays
(see figure 7-3).
2. In the target configuration section, click the green plus sign (+) on the right. A
new line displays.
3. The IP Address dialog box displays. Enter the IP address of the target to which
you want to connect. This target must support the SendTargets command. Click
OK.
4. Leave the iSCSI Name box blank.
5. If you want the targets to be bound to the QLA4xxx HBA, select the Auto-bind
Discovered Targets check box. All targets, whether entered manually or found
using discovery, will be automatically bound to the HBA (the check box in the
Bind column will be selected) when the target configuration is saved.
6. If you want all of the discovered targets to be restored when the QLA4xxx HBA
is reset, select the Auto-discover (Rediscover Prior SendTargets on Save)
check box.
7. Click Save. The QLA4xxx HBA does the following:
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Resets (reboots the HBA only) if you have made changes to the firmware
configuration parameters in section 7.3.3.
❑
Connects to the target
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Queries the target through a SendTargets command
❑
Discovers all devices allowed by the target
❑
Shows the targets as dynamic (the Dynamic (read only) check box is
selected).
❑
Selects the Bind check box if the Auto-bind Discovered Targets check
box was selected
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Makes these new targets available on the Target Settings tabbed page.
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8. If you want to enable a specific the target, select the target’s Enable Target
check box. If you want to enable all the targets, right-click on any target in the
table and select Enable All Devices from the pop-up menu.
Conversely, if you want to disable a specific target, clear the target’s Enable
Target check box. Right-click on any target in the table and select Disable All
Devices from the pop-up menu if you do not want to enable any target.
If the Enable Target check box is not selected, the target is visible, but not
accessible, to the HBA.
9. If you want to bind a specific target to the HBA port (the Auto-bind Discovered
Targets check box was not selected), select the target’s Bind check box. If you
want to bind all the targets to the HBA, right-click any target in the table and
select Bind All from the pop-up menu.
Conversely, if you want to unbind a specific target to the HBA, clear the target’s
Bind check box. Right-click on any target in the table and select UnBind All
from the pop-up menu if you do not want to bind any targets to the HBA.
10. Do not change the iSCSI port number unless required.
CAUTION! The iSCSI port number defaults to 3260. Do not change this
number unless required by the configured target.
11. If you want to change any of the configuration parameters for this specific target,
follow the instructions in section 7.3.3.
12. Click Save.
13. QLogic recommends restarting the host PC for the operating system to
recognize the new targets.
In the following example, there is an iSCSI target at IP address 10.14.64.150. Behind
this target are two available drives with target iSCSI alias names Drive1 and Drive2.
1. In the Target Settings tabbed page target configuration section, click the green
plus sign (+) on the right. A new row displays.
2. The IP Address dialog box displays. Enter IP address 10.14.64.150. Click OK.
3. Leave the iSCSI Name box blank.
4. Click Save.
5. Click the Target Settings tab.
The following three targets display:
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IP address 10.14.64.150
IP address 10.14.64.150 with target iSCSI alias name Drive1
IP address 10.14.64.150 with target iSCSI alias name Drive2
6. Restart the host PC for the operating system to recognize the new targets.
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7.3.2
Configuring Specific Targets
To configure a specific iSCSI target, follow these steps:
NOTE:
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If you want to modify these parameters for an existing target, use the
following procedures as appropriate (skipping steps 2 through 5).
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If you want to delete a target, select the target and click the red minus
sign (–) on the right.
1. In the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window HBA tree, select the HBA
port. Click the Target Settings tab. The Target Settings tabbed page displays
(see figure 7-3).
The target configuration section displays the current target configuration and
enables you to configure these and additional targets on this HBA port.
2. In the target configuration section, click green plus sign (+) on the right. A new
row displays.
3. The IP Address dialog box displays. Enter the IP address of the target to which
you want to connect. Click OK.
4. Double-click the iSCSI Name column. Enter the iSCSI name of the target.
5. If you want to enable the target, select the target’s Enable Target check box.
If this check box is not selected, the target is visible, but not accessible, to the
HBA.
6. If you want the targets to be bound to the QLA4xxx HBA, select the Auto-bind
Discovered Targets check box. All targets, whether entered manually or found
using discovery, will be automatically bound to the HBA (the check box in the
Bind column will be selected) when the target configuration is saved.
7. If you want to bind this target to the HBA (the Auto-bind Discovered Targets
check box was not selected), select the target’s Bind check box.
8. Enter other targets as desired.
9. If you want all of the targets to be restored when the HBA is reset, select the
Auto-discover targets (Rediscover Prior SendTargets on Save) check box.
10. If you want to change any of the configuration parameters, follow the
instructions in section 7.3.3.
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11. Do one of the following:
❑
Click Save. The QLA4xxx HBA does the following:
❑
Resets (reboots the HBA only) if you have made changes to the firmware
configuration parameters in section 7.3.3
❑
Connects to the target
❑
Makes these new targets available on the Target Settings tabbed page
❑
Right-click the target and select Login/Save Device. The Security Check
dialog box displays. In the Enter Password box, type the password. Click
OK. The QLA4xxx HBA connects to the specific target (without disrupting
any other connections) and saves this configuration.
❑
If you want to log out and then reconnect to the target, right-click the target
and select Logout/Reconnect. The Security Check dialog box displays.
In the Enter Password box, type the password. Click OK.
12. QLogic recommends restarting the host PC for the operating system to
recognize the new targets.
13. The QLA4xxx HBA restarts and attempts to connect to the configured targets.
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7.3.3
Changing the Target Configuration Parameters
NOTE:
If you changed HBA’s firmware configuration parameter values (see
section 11.1, section 11.2, and section 11.3), a subset of those settings
appear for the corresponding target configuration parameters. Changing
the target configuration parameters will not change the corresponding
HBA’s firmware configuration parameters.
Perform the following steps to edit the target configuration parameters:
1. In the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window HBA tree, select the HBA
port. Click the Target Settings tab. Click Config Parameters. The Target
Configuration Parameters dialog box displays (see figure 7-4).
Figure 7-4. Target Configuration Parameters Dialog Box
Note the following about Target Configuration Parameters dialog box:
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All targets that display on the Target Settings tabbed page (see figure 7-3)
display here. These include targets that are saved, discovered, newly added,
and discovered through iSNS.
❑
For dynamic targets (discovered using SLP or the SendTargets command),
the values that display are the negotiated values unless these values were
modified using the Target Configuration Parameters dialog box.
❑
For non-dynamic targets, the values that display are the default values from
the saved HBA configured firmware default settings at the time they were
added or the values last configured using this dialog box.
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For example, if you add targets, update the HBA’s firmware configuration
parameter values and save them (see section 11.1), and then add additional
targets, the additional targets will have the new saved HBA configured
firmware default settings. The first set of added targets will have the original
HBA’s configured firmware default settings that existed when they were
added.
2. Select and change the desired parameters. Except for the following parameters,
they are a subset of the firmware configuration parameters. (For descriptions
of the firmware configuration parameters, see section 11.1.)
❑
Bind. When the check box is selected in this read-only field, the target is
bound to the QLA4xxx HBA.
❑
Enable. When the check box is selected in this read-only field, the target is
visible and accessible to the QLA4xxx HBA. When this check box is not
selected, the target is visible, but not accessible, to the QLA4xxx HBA.
❑
Dynamic. When the check box is selected in this read-only field, the target
has been identified, but is not yet visible or accessible to the QLA4xxx HBA.
❑
Default Timeout. This column indicates the timeout interval that the
QLA4xxx HBA firmware uses for timing out commands or PDUs created and
transmitted by the QLA4xxx HBA that are not related to an IOCB. For
example, in session mode the firmware generates Login Command and Text
Command PDUs. These PDUs are not related to an IOCB; therefore, they
have no inherent timeout value. In this case, the firmware uses the value
specified in this column as the timeout interval for the Login Command and
Text Command PDUs. The firmware also uses the timeout interval specified
in this field for timing out Task Management commands that are generated
by the firmware as part of error recovery or in response to a mailbox
command that results in a Task Management command. The default value
for this column is 10 seconds. Valid values are in the range 0–65535.
3. When you are done changing the parameters, click OK. A message displays
indicating that these changes will be saved when you click Save on the Target
Settings tabbed page. Click OK.
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7.3.4
Authenticating Targets (CHAP)
The ISP4010 firmware uses the challenge handshake authentication protocol
(CHAP) as an authentication mechanism between the iSCSI initiators (QLA4xxx
HBA ports) and the devices to which they are attached (targets). Authentication can
be disabled or enabled for a specific target or for all targets attached to the QLA4xxx
HBA port.
NOTE:
The targets attached to the QLA4xxx HBA port must be programmed for
or support CHAP.
Perform the following steps to set up CHAP for the QLA4xxx HBA port and the
attached targets:
1. In the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window HBA tree, select the HBA
port. Click the Target Settings tab. Click Config Authentication.
2. The Security Check dialog box displays. In the Enter Password box, type the
password. Click OK.
3. The Authentication Configuration dialog box (CHAP tabbed page) displays
(see figure 7-5).
Figure 7-5. Authentication Configuration Dialog Box (CHAP Tabbed Page)
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The dialog box contains three sections:
❑
❑
❑
Set Default Initiator Name and Secret
Initiator Name and Secret
Target Table
4. To enable an initiator name and initiator secret, do the following:
a. In the Initiator Name and Secret section, select the Enable check box for
the targets for which you want to use CHAP.
b. Enter the initiator name and secret you want to use in the Initiator Name
box and Initiator Secret box.
c. Click OK. CHAP is now enabled; the target will use CHAP to authenticate
the QLA4xxx HBA.
5. If you also want the QLA4xxx HBA (initiator) to authenticate the target, perform
these additional following steps:
a. In the Initiator Name and Secret section, select the Bidi check box of the
target you want to configure.
b. In the Target Table section, click the green plus sign (+) on the right. A blank
row displays.
c. Double-click the row in the Target Name box. Enter the target name, which
can be a maximum of 256 ASCII characters. This name must be entered on
the target side (Name) for bidirectional CHAP.
d. Double-click the row in the Target Secret box. Enter the target secret, which
can be a maximum of 100 ASCII characters. This target secret must be
entered on the target side (Password) for bidirectional CHAP.
e. Repeat steps a through d for each target you want to configure. If you want
to remove a target from the Target Table, click the row you want to remove,
then click the red minus sign (–) on the right.
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6. If the enabled targets are configured to use the same initiator name and secret,
perform the following steps. Otherwise, skip to step 7.
NOTE:
At the time of publication, the Hex radio button and ASCII radio
button are not supported.
a. In the Set Default Initiator Name and Secret section, select the Set Default
Initiator Name and Secret check box. The Initiator Name and Secret
section becomes inactive (you cannot specify different names and secrets
for each target).
b. Type the QLA4xxx HBA port (initiator) name and secret in the Name and
Secret fields in the Initiator section. The name can be a maximum of
256 ASCII characters; the secret can be a maximum of 100 ASCII
characters. The name and secret are automatically entered in the Initiator
Name and Secret section.
7. If the enabled targets are configured to use different initiator names and secrets,
perform the following steps:
a. In the Initiator Name and Secret section, double-click the Initiator Name
field in the row of the target you want to program. Type in the name, which
can be a maximum of 256 ASCII characters.
b. In the Initiator Name and Secret section, double-click the Initiator Secret
field in the row of the target you want to program. Type in the secret, which
can be a maximum of 100 ASCII characters.
8. Click OK.
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Section 8
Monitoring the Connections
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager monitors connected HBAs and their targets and
informs you of their state.
This section discusses:
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Monitoring the HBA port state (see section 8.1)
Monitoring the target state (see section 8.2)
8.1
Monitoring the HBA Port State
The HBA port state indicates the status of the HBA. The most severe state displays:
bad, unknown, warning, good. Table 8-1 details the HBA port state referenced in
the dialog boxes and its correspondence with the HBA icons:
Table 8-1. HBA Icon and HBA Port State
HBA Icon
Good
HBA Port State
Green background: Good
Includes: Ready, Link Up
Warning
Yellow background: Warning
Includes: Busy, Commit Needed, HBA Diag Mode, Not
Initialized, Reboot Needed
Unknown
Blue background: Unknown
Includes: Get Crash Rec, Log out/Reconnect Targets, Not
Configured, Ping Diag, Refreshing Data, Resetting, Restore
Factory Defaults, Saving Configuration, Target LogIn,
Updating BIOS, Updating Driver, Updating FW
Link down
Bad
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Includes: FW Error, Resetting/Error, HBA Down, Link Down
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For example, in figure 8-1, HBA port Sys4084 is in an unknown state, as indicated
by its HBA icon (blue) and the HBA port state (blue background with Ready,Link
Up,Refreshing Data).
Figure 8-1. Monitoring the HBA Port State (Example)
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8.2
Monitoring the Target State
The target state indicates the session connection status of the device. Table 8-2
details the target state referenced in the dialog boxes and its correspondence with
the device icons:
Table 8-2. Device Icon and Target State
Device Icon
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Target State
Device good session
connection
Green background: good session connection
Device
unknown/no active
session connection
Blue background: unknown/no active session connection
Device bad/failed
session connection
Red background: bad/failed session connection
Includes: Session Active
Includes: Discovery, Logging Out, No Connection Active,
No Session Active, Unknown
Includes: Session Failed
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For example, in figure 8-2, device 3354 has a good session connection, as indicated
by its device icon (green) and the target state (green background with Session
Active).
Figure 8-2. Monitoring the Target Session Connection State (Example)
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Section 9
Displaying Host, HBA Port, Device, and LUN Information
You can display information about hosts, HBA ports, devices, and LUNs. This
section discusses viewing information about the following:
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Hosts —general host information (see section 9.1)
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HBA ports —general HBA port information and HBA port statistics (see
section 9.2)
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Devices—general target information, target configuration firmware parameter
settings, and LUN list (see section 9.3)
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LUNs—general LUN information (see section 9.4)
9.1
Displaying Host Information
Perform the following steps to view general information about a host:
1. In the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window HBA tree, select the host.
2. Select the Information tab. The Host Information tabbed page displays (see
figure 9-1).
Figure 9-1. Host Information Tabbed Page
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The general information displays:
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Host. The name or IP address of the host connected to the HBA
OS Type. Operating system running on the host
OS Version. Operating system version
Agent Version. SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager agent version
SDM API Version. QLogic iSCSI SAN device management API version
External IOCTL Version. QLogic external I/O control code version
9.2
Displaying HBA Port Information
You can view the following HBA port information:
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General HBA port information (see section 9.2.1)
HBA port statistics (see section 9.2.2)
9.2.1
Viewing General HBA Port Information
Perform the following steps to view general information about an HBA port:
1. In the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window HBA tree, select the HBA
port.
2. Select the HBA Information tab. The HBA Information tabbed page displays
(see figure 9-2).
Figure 9-2. HBA Information Tabbed Page
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The HBA port identifying information displays:
❑
HBA. HBA instance number and HBA model
❑
State. The HBA port state. See section 8.1 for details about the HBA port
state and its correspondence with the HBA icons.
❑
❑
❑
❑
Green background: good
Yellow background: warning
Blue background: unknown
Red background: bad
❑
HBA iSCSI Name. HBA port iSCSI name. The QLogic manufacturing default
name or a name that you assign.
❑
HBA Alias Name. HBA port iSCSI alias name. Symbolic name you assign
to the HBA port for identification purposes.
❑
IP Address. IP address of the HBA port
The general information displays:
❑
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Serial Number. Serial number of the HBA
MAC Address. The MAC address of the HBA port
Driver Version. Version of the HBA driver on the host that controls the HBA
Firmware Version. Version of the HBA firmware
ROM Version. ROM version on the HBA
iSCSI Version. iSCSI version on the HBA
BIOS Version. BIOS version on the HBA
Connection Type. Type of HBA port connector
Board type. HBA model
Chip Version. Chip version on the HBA
9.2.2
Viewing and Updating HBA Port Statistics
HBA port statistics provide information about an HBA port’s iSCSI, TCP, IP, and
MAC layers.
This section discusses:
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Resetting and refreshing HBA port statistics (see section 9.2.2.2)
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9.2.2.1
Viewing HBA Port Statistics
Perform the following steps to view statistical information about an HBA port:
1. In the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window HBA tree, select the HBA
port.
2. Select the Statistics tab. The Statistics tabbed page displays (see figure 9-3).
Figure 9-3. Statistics Tabbed Page
The HBA port identifying information displays:
❑
HBA. HBA instance number and HBA model
❑
State. The HBA port state. See section 8.1 for details about the HBA port
state and its correspondence with the HBA icons.
❑
❑
❑
❑
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Green background: good
Yellow background: warning
Blue background: unknown
Red background: bad
❑
HBA iSCSI Name. HBA port iSCSI name. The QLogic manufacturing default
name or a name that you assign.
❑
HBA Alias Name. HBA port iSCSI alias name. Symbolic name you assign
to the HBA port for identification purposes.
❑
IP Address. IP address of the HBA port
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The statistical information displays the parameters and their values. The
parameters are as follows:
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❑
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❑
❑
❑
❑
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MACTxFramesCount. MAC transmitted frame count
MACTxBytesCount. MAC transmitted byte count
MACRxFramesCount. MAC received frame count
MACRxBytesCount. MAC received byte count
MACCRCErrorCount. MAC CRC error count
MACEncodingErrorCount. MAC encoding error count
IPTxPackets Count. IP transmitted packet count
IPTxBytes Count. IP transmitted byte count
IPTxFragments Count. IP transmitted fragment count
IPRxPackets Count. IP received packet count
IPRxBytes Count. IP received byte count
IPRxFragments Count. IP received fragment count
IPDatagramReassemblyCount. IP datagram reassembly count
IPRxPacketErrorCount. IP received packet error count
TCPTxSegmentsCount. TCP transmitted segment count
TCPTxBytesCount. TCP transmitted byte count
TCPRxSegmentsCount. TCP received segment count
TCPRxBytesCount. TCP received byte count
iSCSITxPDUCount. iSCSI PDU transmitted count
iSCSITxBytesCount. iSCSI data bytes transmitted count
iSCSIRxPDUCount. iSCSI PDU received count
iSCSIRxBytesCount. iSCSI data bytes received count
iSCSICompleteIOsCount. iSCSI I/Os completed count
iSCSIUnexpectedIORxCount. iSCSI unexpected I/O received count
iSCSIFormatErrorCount. iSCSI format error count
iSCSIHeaderDigestCount. iSCSI header digest error count
iSCSIDataDigestErrorCount. iSCSI data digest error count
iSCSISeqErrorCount. iSCSI sequence error count
9.2.2.2
Resetting and Refreshing HBA Port Statistics
When an HBA resets, the HBA port statistics counters reset to their initial values of
zero. When an HBA refreshes, the HBA port statistics counters update.
You can reset or refresh the HBA port statistics counters immediately:
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To reset the statistics counters immediately, click Reset Counters.
To update the statistics counters immediately, click Refresh Counters.
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9.3
Displaying Device Information
You can view the following information about a device:
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General target information (see section 9.3.1)
Target configuration firmware parameter settings (see section 9.3.2)
LUN list (see section 9.3.3)
9.3.1
Viewing General Target Information
Perform the following steps to view general information about a device:
1. In the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window HBA tree, select the device.
2. Select the Target Information tab. The Target Information tabbed page
(Device) displays (see figure 9-4).
Figure 9-4. Target Information Tabbed Page (Device)
The HBA port information displays:
❑
HBA. HBA instance number and HBA model
❑
State. The HBA port state. See section 8.1 for details about the HBA port
state and its correspondence with the HBA icons.
❑
❑
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Yellow background: warning
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❑
Blue background: unknown
Red background: bad
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HBA iSCSI Name. HBA port iSCSI name. The QLogic manufacturing default
name or a name that you assign.
❑
HBA Alias Name. HBA port iSCSI alias name. Symbolic name you assign
to the HBA port for identification purposes.
❑
IP Address. IP address of the HBA port
The target information displays:
❑
Product Vendor. Device manufacturer
❑
Product ID. Product ID of the device
❑
State. The target session connection state. See section 8.2 for details about
the target state and its correspondence with the device icons.
❑
❑
❑
Green background: good
Blue background: unknown
Red background: bad
❑
Target iSCSI Name. Device iSCSI name
❑
Product Revision. Device revision level
❑
Target Alias Name. Device iSCSI alias name (symbolic name)
❑
IP Address. IP address of the device
9.3.2
Viewing Target Configuration Firmware Parameter Settings
You can view the configuration firmware parameter settings for the target that you
specify. Note the following:
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The target configuration parameter settings contain information on all targets
that have been saved or discovered (through SLP and the SendTargets
command). It does not include non-saved iSNS discovered targets nor newly
manually added targets that have not been saved.
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The values that display for the target are negotiated values. The exceptions (for
which the default values display) include: there is no current session for the
target, the target’s session failed, or the value that displays is not a negotiated
value.
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For information about configuring targets, see section 7.3. For information
about changing the target configuration parameter values, see
section 7.3.3. Except for the parameters listed in section 7.3.3, they are
a subset of the firmware configuration parameters. See section 11.1 for
descriptions of the firmware configuration parameters.
Perform the following steps to view a target’s configuration firmware parameter
settings:
1. In the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window HBA tree, select the HBA
port. Click the Target Information tab. The Target Information tabbed page
(HBA) displays (see figure 9-5).
Figure 9-5. Target Information Tabbed Page (HBA)
The HBA port identifying information displays:
❑
HBA. HBA instance number and HBA model
❑
State. The HBA port state. See section 8.1 for details about the HBA port
state and its correspondence with the HBA icons.
❑
❑
❑
❑
❑
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Green background: good
Yellow background: warning
Blue background: unknown
Red background: bad
HBA iSCSI Name. HBA port iSCSI name. The QLogic manufacturing default
name or a name that you assign.
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HBA Alias Name. HBA port iSCSI alias name. Symbolic name you assign
to the HBA port for identification purposes.
❑
IP Address. IP address of the HBA port
The target configuration parameter settings display:
❑
❑
Parameter. Firmware parameter
Negotiated Values for Saved Targets. Firmware parameter setting
2. From the Select Target drop-down box, select the target for which you want
to display the parameters.
3. If you want to update the target parameter settings to their current values, click
Refresh.
9.3.3
Viewing the LUN List
Perform the following steps to display information about a device’s LUNs:
1. In the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window HBA tree, select the device.
2. Select the LUN List tab. The LUN List tabbed page displays (see figure 9-6).
Figure 9-6. LUN List Tabbed Page
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The target information displays:
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Product Vendor. Device manufacturer
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Product ID. Product ID of the device
❑
State. The target session connection state. See section 8.2 for details about
the target state and its correspondence with the device icons.
❑
❑
❑
Green background: good
Blue background: unknown
Red background: bad
❑
Target iSCSI Name. Device iSCSI name
❑
Product Revision. Device revision level
❑
Target Alias Name. Device iSCSI alias name (symbolic name)
❑
IP Address. IP address of the device
The LUN list information displays:
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❑
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LUN ID. LUN number
Vendor. Manufacturer of the LUN
Product ID. Product ID of the LUN
Revision. Product revision level of the LUN
Size. Capacity of the LUN in gigabytes (GBs)
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9.4
Displaying LUN Information
Perform the following steps to view general information about a LUN:
1. In the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window HBA tree, select the LUN.
2. Select the Information tab. The LUN Information tabbed page displays (see
figure 9-7).
Figure 9-7. LUN Information Tabbed Page
The HBA port information displays:
❑
HBA. HBA instance number and HBA model
❑
State. The HBA port state. See section 8.1 for details about the HBA port
state and its correspondence with the HBA icons.
❑
❑
❑
❑
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Yellow background: warning
Blue background: unknown
Red background: bad
❑
HBA iSCSI Name. HBA port iSCSI name. The QLogic manufacturing default
name or a name that you assign.
❑
HBA Alias Name. HBA port iSCSI alias name. Symbolic name you assign
to the HBA port for identification purposes.
❑
IP Address. IP address of the HBA port
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The target information displays:
❑
Product Vendor. Device manufacturer
❑
Product ID. Product ID of the device
❑
State. The target session connection state. See section 8.2 for details about
the target state and its correspondence with the device icons.
❑
❑
❑
Green background: good
Blue background: unknown
Red background: bad
❑
Target iSCSI Name. Device iSCSI name
❑
Product Revision. Device revision level
❑
Target Alias Name. Device iSCSI alias name (symbolic name)
❑
IP Address. IP address of the device
The LUN information displays:
❑
❑
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LUN ID. LUN number
LUN Size. Capacity of the LUN in megabytes or gigabytes
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Performing Diagnostics
The following diagnostic tools are available when managing iSCSI HBAs:
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Pinging a target (see section 10.1)
Viewing the ARP log (see section 10.2)
Viewing the connection error log (see section 10.3)
10.1
Pinging a Target
Perform the following steps to ping a target. If the ping is successful, it verifies that
that there is connectivity between this HBA port and the target.
1. In the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window HBA tree, select the HBA
port.
2. Click the Diagnostics tab; click the Ping tab. The Diagnostics tabbed page
(Ping tab) displays (see figure 10-1).
Figure 10-1. Diagnostics Tabbed Page (Ping Tab)
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The HBA port identifying information displays:
❑
HBA. HBA instance number and HBA model
❑
State. The HBA port state. See section 8.1 for details about the HBA port
state and its correspondence with the HBA icons.
❑
❑
❑
❑
Green background: good
Yellow background: warning
Blue background: unknown
Red background: bad
❑
HBA iSCSI Name. HBA port iSCSI name. The QLogic manufacturing default
name or a name that you assign.
❑
HBA Alias Name. HBA port iSCSI alias name. Symbolic name you assign
to the HBA port for identification purposes.
❑
IP Address. IP address of the HBA port
The Ping tab displays the ping diagnostic fields:
❑
❑
IP. IP address of the target to be tested
Number of Packet(s) (1–10000). Number of packets to test
3. In the IP boxes, enter the IP address of the target.
4. In the Number of Packets box, enter the number of packets you want to send.
Valid values are in the range 1–10000. The default is 1.
5. Click the Start Testing button. The HBA name and Current Operation: Ping
diag display in the status bar.
6. If you want to stop testing before it is complete, click the Stop Testing button.
7. When the test is complete, the Ping Status dialog box displays (see
figure 10-2). Click OK.
Figure 10-2. Ping Status Dialog Box
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10.2
Viewing the ARP Log
The address resolution protocol (ARP) cache keeps a record of host port
connections with other hardware (such as targets) on the network. The
IP address/MAC address pairs are dynamic entries that are removed after
10 minutes.
Perform the following steps to view the ARP log:
1. In the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window HBA tree, select the HBA
port.
2. Click the Diagnostics tab; click the Logs tab. The Diagnostics tabbed page
(Logs tab) displays (see figure 10-3).
Figure 10-3. Diagnostics Tabbed Page (Log Tab)
The HBA port identifying information displays:
❑
HBA. HBA instance number and HBA model
❑
State. The HBA port state. See section 8.1 for details about the HBA port
state and its correspondence with the HBA icons.
❑
❑
❑
❑
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❑
HBA iSCSI Name. HBA port iSCSI name. The QLogic manufacturing default
name or a name that you assign.
❑
HBA Alias Name. HBA port iSCSI alias name. Symbolic name you assign
to the HBA port for identification purposes.
❑
IP Address. IP address of the HBA port
3. Click the Display ARP Table button. The ARP log displays (see figure 10-4).
Figure 10-4. ARP Log
For the HBA port that you selected, the ARP log displays the HBA port
connections with remote network hardware.
❑
❑
IP Address. The IP address of the hardware on the remote network
MAC Address. The MAC address of the hardware on the remote network
4. If you want to refresh the log information immediately, click Refresh.
5. To exit the log, do one of the following:
❑
❑
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Click the close (x) button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
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10.3
Viewing the Connection Error Log
The connection error log displays the 100 latest connection errors for this HBA port.
Perform the following steps to view the connection error log:
1. In the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window HBA tree, select the HBA
port.
2. Click the Diagnostics tab; click the Logs tab. The Diagnostics tabbed page
(Logs tab) displays (see figure 10-5).
Figure 10-5. Diagnostics Tabbed Page (Log Tab)
The HBA port identifying information displays:
❑
HBA. HBA instance number and HBA model
❑
State. The HBA port state. See section 8.1 for details about the HBA port
state and its correspondence with the HBA icons.
❑
❑
❑
❑
❑
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Yellow background: warning
Blue background: unknown
Red background: bad
HBA iSCSI Name. HBA port iSCSI name. The QLogic manufacturing default
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HBA Alias Name. HBA port iSCSI alias name. Symbolic name you assign
to the HBA port for identification purposes.
❑
IP Address. IP address of the HBA port
3. Click the Display Connection Errors button. The connection error log displays
(see figure 10-6).
Figure 10-6. Connection Error Log
For the HBA port that you selected, the connection error log displays the
following information. To view an entire entry, place the cursor on it. For detailed
information, see the ISP4010 Firmware Interface Specification (see
section 1.1).
❑
Delta Time. The number of seconds between the current timestamp and
the previous timestamp
❑
Timestamp. The time of the most current HBA reset
❑
Target ID. Device ID of the device as defined by the QLogic software
❑
Original State. The state of the HBA and target connection
❑
Entry Type. For the original state, the error or information category
❑
Error Type. For the entry type, the error or sense message and its hex value
❑
Detail Code. For the error type, the detailed error or sense information with
its hex value
❑
Number of Consecutive Errors. Number of times this detail code has
occurred consecutively
4. If you want to refresh the log information immediately, click Refresh.
5. To exit the log, do one of the following:
❑
❑
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Click Close.
Click the close (x) button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
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Updating the HBA
You can configure and restore an HBA’s firmware. You can also update an HBA
with new firmware, driver, ROM, and BIOS. This section discusses:
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Configuring an HBA’s firmware values (see section 11.1)
Restoring an HBA’s factory default firmware values (see section 11.2)
Updating an HBA with new firmware (see section 11.3)
Updating an HBA with new ROM (see section 11.4)
Updating the HBA driver (see section 11.5)
Updating the BIOS from a file (see section 11.6)
11.1
Configuring an HBA’s Firmware Values
Perform the following steps to edit the HBA’s firmware configuration parameters:
1. In the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window HBA tree, select the HBA
port. Click the HBA Options tab; click the Firmware tab. The HBA Options
tabbed page (Firmware tab) displays (see figure 11-1).
Figure 11-1. HBA Options Tabbed Page (Firmware Tab)
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The HBA port information displays:
❑
HBA. HBA instance number and HBA model
❑
State. The HBA port state. See section 8.1 for details about the HBA port
state and its correspondence with the HBA icons.
❑
❑
❑
❑
Green background: good
Yellow background: warning
Blue background: unknown
Red background: bad
❑
HBA iSCSI Name. HBA port iSCSI name. The QLogic manufacturing default
name or a name that you assign.
❑
HBA Alias Name. HBA port iSCSI alias name. Symbolic name you assign
to the HBA port for identification purposes.
❑
IP Address. IP address of the HBA port
2. From the Firmware tab Configured Firmware Values option, click Open. A
read-only table displays, listing all the firmware parameters and their current
settings (see figure 11-2). For detailed information about the firmware
parameters, see the ISP4010 Firmware Interface Specification (see
section 1.1).
Figure 11-2. Firmware Parameters Table (Read Only)
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3. To change a subset of these values, click Edit. A dialog box displays with the
parameters that can be changed (see figure 11-3).
Figure 11-3. Firmware Parameters Dialog Box
4. Select and change the desired parameters, explained in the following
paragraphs. To view the full name of the parameter, place the cursor on it. When
you are done changing the parameters, click OK. If you want to exit the dialog
box without changing the parameters, click Cancel.
The firmware parameters are as follows:
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Snack. When this check box is set and the firmware is configured as an
initiator, the QLA4xxx HBA firmware sends SNACK requests to the target
when it detects missing PDUs. When this check box is cleared and the
firmware is configured as an initiator, the firmware aborts the command
and/or closes the connection when missing PDUs are detected.
❑
Initial R2T. When this check box is selected, the QLA4xxx HBA negotiates
(during login phase) for InitialR2T=yes. When this check box is cleared,
initial R2T is disabled and the QLA4xxx HBA negotiates for InitialR2T=no.
❑
Immediate Data. When this check box is selected, the QLA4xxx HBA
firmware negotiates (during login phase) for Immediate Data=yes. When
this check box is cleared, immediate data is disabled and the firmware
negotiates for ImmediateData=no.
❑
Execution Throttle. This column specifies the execution throttle value.
The execution throttle is used by the QLA4xxx HBA firmware to limit the
number of concurrently executing commands. Valid values are in the
range 0–65535.
In target mode, this column is used by the QLA4xxx HBA to determine the
MaxCmdSN (maximum command sequence number) to report to an
initiator during a logged in iSCSI session.
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In initiator mode, when this value is nonzero, the firmware limits the number
of outstanding commands to the smaller of this value and the number of
commands advertised by the target's MaxCmdSN value.
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Device Timeout. When this check box is selected, the QLA4xxx HBA
firmware ignores the IOCB command timeout values specified by the host.
❑
MaxBurstLength. This column indicates the maximum length for data
sequences the QLA4xxx HBA uses when negotiating with a device during
login phase. This parameter indicates how many units (512 bytes/unit) of
data the QLA4xxx HBA can send/receive. Valid values are in the range 0
to 32767 units (512 to 16 MB–1 bytes); a value of 0 indicates unlimited
data units.
❑
FirstBurstLength. This column indicates the maximum length for
unsolicited data the QLA4xxx HBA uses when negotiating with a device
during the login phase. This parameter indicates how many units
(512 bytes/unit) of unsolicited data the QLA4xxx HBA can send/receive.
Valid values are in the range 0 to 32767 units (512 to 16 MB–1 bytes); a
value of 0 indicates unlimited data units.
❑
RSVAddFWOpBinary. This field is used for debug and test purposes.
Contact QLogic for more information.
❑
Jumbo Packets Enable. When this check box is selected, jumbo packets
are enabled on an Ethernet network. This feature is not currently
supported.
❑
Delayed ACK. This parameter determines what occurs when the QLA4xxx
HBA receives a Data-In PDU with the Final bit set and no status reported.
When this check box is selected, the QLA4xxx HBA sends a TCP
acknowledgment immediately (this is the default value). When this check
box is not selected, the QLA4xxx HBA delays the acknowledgment and
waits for more data.
❑
Autoconnect. When this check box is selected, the QLA4xxx HBA will not
attempt to autoconnect to the configured target devices at boot time.
Instead, the host must issue Set Device Database Entry commands
(0063h) to establish connections to targets.
❑
MaxOutstanding R2T. This column indicates the maximum number of
outstanding R2Ts the QLA4xxx HBA uses when negotiating with a device
during the login phase. This parameter indicates how many R2Ts can be
outstanding on a SCSI task. Valid values are in the range 1–65535.
❑
Logout on Discovery Session. When this check box is selected, the
QLA4xxx HBA initiates an iSCSI logout on a discovery session when
discovery is complete (before closing the connection). When this check
box is cleared, the QLA4xxx HBA closes the TCP connection when
discovery is complete.
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Connection Keep Alive Timeout. This column indicates the time interval
(in seconds) between connection keep-alive pings. When a connection is
idle for the connection keep-alive timeout interval, the QLA4xxx HBA sends
an NOP ping to the other device that is part of the connection. When the
device responses to the ping, the connection remains open. When the
device fails to respond, the QLA4xxx HBA closes the connection and
informs the driver that the connection has gone down. The maximum
keep-alive time is 18 hours.
❑
Ethernet Pause. When this check box is selected, the QLA4xxx HBA
accepts pause frames from a connected device. In addition, the QLA4xxx
HBA will issue an Ethernet pause to momentarily stop incoming traffic when
the SDRAM is almost full. This feature is not currently supported.
❑
Header Digest. When this check box is selected, iSCSi headers with CRC
protection can be transmitted. In addition, incoming iSCSI headers are
validated and the CRC protection removed.
❑
Data Digest. When this check box is selected, iSCSi data with CRC
protection can be transmitted. In addition, incoming iSCSI data is validated
and the CRC protection removed.
❑
ARP Redirect. When this check box is selected, MAC addresses are
discovered and bound to IP addresses for hosts to which the QLA4xxx
HBA wants to talk.
❑
Error Recovery Level. When this check box is selected, the QLA4xxx
HBA supports iSCSI error recovery level 0. At this level, the QLA4xxx HBA
closes a connection if it detects any errors.
❑
Nagle. When this check box is selected, the QLA4xxx HBA supports the
Nagle algorithm. Therefore, when a TCP connection has outstanding data
that has not been acknowledged (ACKed), small data segments cannot
be sent until the ACKs arrive. These data segments are collected by TCP
and sent in a single segment when the ACKs arrive. This feature helps
control congestion.
❑
TCP Timestamp. When this check box is selected, a timestamp is placed
in every transmitted TCP segment. When the receiver responds with an
acknowledge (ACK), the timestamp is included. Consequently, the
transmitter can calculate the round trip time (RTT) of the ACK. This value
is used in calculating retransmissions (if necessary). When this check box
is not selected, RTT can only be calculated on one outstanding segment
at a time (rather than on each segment).
❑
Strict iSCSI Login. When this check box is selected, the QLA4xxx HBA
adheres to the iSCSI login rules, and therefore cannot operate with devices
that do not conform to these rules. When this check box is not selected,
the iSCSI login rules are relaxed, and the QLA4xxx HBA can operate with
devices that do not conform to these rules.
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5. The save firmware parameters message displays (see figure 11-4). Click OK.
Figure 11-4. Save Firmware Parameters Message
NOTE:
The revised settings do not apply to currently configured targets. To
apply the revised settings to a configured target, you must delete and
configure the target after the HBA is reset.
6. The Firmware Parameters dialog box still displays. Click Close.
7. Save the changes (the HBA automatically resets). Do one of the following:
❑
❑
In the HBA Options tabbed page, click Save HBA.
Right-click in the HBA tree. From the drop-down menu, click Save HBA.
8. The Security Check dialog box displays. In the Enter Password box, type the
password. Click OK.
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11.2
Restoring an HBA’s Firmware Parameters to the Factory Defaults
Perform the following steps to reset the HBA’s firmware parameters to the factory
defaults:
1. In the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window HBA tree, select the HBA
port. Click the HBA Options tab; click the Firmware tab. The HBA Options
tabbed page (Firmware tab) displays (see figure 11-5).
Figure 11-5. HBA Options Tabbed Page (Firmware Tab)
The HBA port information displays:
❑
HBA. HBA instance number and HBA model
❑
State. The HBA port state. See section 8.1 for details about the HBA port
state and its correspondence with the HBA icons.
❑
❑
❑
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Yellow background: warning
Blue background: unknown
Red background: bad
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HBA iSCSI Name. HBA port iSCSI name. The QLogic manufacturing default
name or a name that you assign.
❑
HBA Alias Name. HBA port iSCSI alias name. Symbolic name you assign
to the HBA port for identification purposes.
❑
IP Address. IP address of the HBA port
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2. From the Firmware tab Restore Factory Defaults option, click Restore.
3. The restore factory defaults message displays (see figure 11-6). Click OK to
restore the defaults. Click Cancel to not restore the defaults.
Figure 11-6. Restore Factory Defaults Message
NOTE:
The restored settings do not apply to currently configured targets. To
apply the restored settings to a configured target, you must delete
and configure the target after the HBA is reset.
4. If you clicked OK to restore the factory defaults, the save firmware parameters
message displays (see figure 11-7). Click OK.
Figure 11-7. Save Firmware Parameters Message
5. Save the changes (the HBA automatically resets). Do one of the following:
❑
❑
In the HBA Options tabbed page, click Save HBA.
Right-click in the HBA tree. From the drop-down menu, click Save HBA.
6. The Security Check dialog box displays. In the Enter Password box, type the
password. Click OK.
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11.3
Upgrading an HBA with New Firmware
If you are receiving a QLA4xxx HBA for the first time, the current version of firmware
is already loaded. If you are upgrading a QLA4xxx HBA, follow the instructions in
this section to load the latest firmware from the QLogic Web site.
The SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager HBA Information tab displays the current
firmware version (see section 9.2.1).
To obtain the new firmware, follow these steps:
1. Obtain the new firmware. Locate the iSCSI firmware on the QLogic Web site
(support.qlogic.com) and click Download.
2. The File Download dialog box displays. Click Save. Specify a temporary
location on the hard disk and download the file.
3. In the temporary directory, locate the file, ql4xxx.dl. Double-click the file to
extract it to a specified directory.
Perform the following procedures to upgrade the HBA firmware:
1. In the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window HBA tree, select the HBA
port. Click the HBA Options tab; click the Firmware tab. The HBA Options
tabbed page (Firmware tab) displays (see figure 11-8).
Figure 11-8. HBA Options Tabbed Page (Firmware Tab)
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The HBA port information displays:
❑
HBA. HBA instance number and HBA model
❑
State. The HBA port state. See section 8.1 for details about the HBA port
state and its correspondence with the HBA icons.
❑
❑
❑
❑
Green background: good
Yellow background: warning
Blue background: unknown
Red background: bad
❑
HBA iSCSI Name. HBA port iSCSI name. The QLogic manufacturing default
name or a name that you assign.
❑
HBA Alias Name. HBA port iSCSI alias name. Symbolic name you assign
to the HBA port for identification purposes.
❑
IP Address. IP address of the HBA port
2. From the Firmware tab Update HBA with New Firmware prompt, click Select
Firmware to Download.
3. The Firmware Download Warnings dialog box displays (see figure 11-9).
Read the information. If you want to continue, click Yes. Otherwise, click No or
Cancel.
Figure 11-9. Firmware Download Warnings Dialog Box
NOTE:
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The new settings do not apply to currently configured targets. To apply
the new settings to a configured target, you must delete and configure
the target after the HBA is reset.
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4. The Download Firmware dialog box displays (see figure 11-10). Click Browse.
Figure 11-10. Download Firmware Dialog Box
5. The Open dialog box displays (see figure 11-11). Select the firmware file that
you downloaded previously, then click Open.
Figure 11-11. Open Dialog Box (Firmware)
6. The file name displays in the Download Firmware dialog box. Click Save.
7. The Security Check dialog box displays. In the Enter Password box, type the
password. Click OK.
8. The SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window status line flashes Current
Operation: Upgrading FW until the upgrade is complete.
9. Reboot the host PC for the operating system to recognize the new firmware.
11.4
Updating an HBA’s ROM
Contact QLogic technical support for assistance when updating the ROM.
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Updating the HBA Driver
11.5
Updating the HBA Driver
NOTE:
The SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager HBA driver update feature is
available only on Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003 systems. It is not
available on Red Hat/SuSE Linux nor Solaris SPARC.
To obtain the new driver, follow these steps:
1. Obtain the new driver. Locate the iSCSI driver on the QLogic Web site
(support.qlogic.com) and click Download.
2. The File Download dialog box displays. Click Save. Specify a temporary
location on the hard disk and download the file.
3. In the temporary directory, locate the driver file. Double-click the file to extract
it to a specified directory.
Perform the following steps to update the HBA driver. Each HBA model shares the
same driver. For example, all QLA4010/4010C HBAs on the host will use the same
driver.
1. In the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window HBA tree, select the HBA
port. Click the HBA Options tab; click the Firmware tab. The HBA Options
tabbed page (Firmware tab) displays (see figure 11-12).
Figure 11-12. HBA Options Tabbed Page (Firmware Tab)
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The HBA port information displays:
❑
HBA. HBA instance number and HBA model
❑
State. The HBA port state. See section 8.1 for details about the HBA port
state and its correspondence with the HBA icons.
❑
❑
❑
❑
Green background: good
Yellow background: warning
Blue background: unknown
Red background: bad
❑
HBA iSCSI Name. HBA port iSCSI name. The QLogic manufacturing default
name or a name that you assign.
❑
HBA Alias Name. HBA port iSCSI alias name. Symbolic name you assign
to the HBA port for identification purposes.
❑
IP Address. IP address of the HBA port
2. From the Firmware tab Update Driver for HBA option, click Update Driver.
3. The Driver Update Warnings dialog box displays (see figure 11-13). Read the
information. If you want to continue, click Yes. Otherwise, click No or Cancel.
Figure 11-13. Driver Update Warnings Dialog Box
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4. The Open dialog box displays (see figure 11-14). Select the driver that you
downloaded previously, then click Open.
Figure 11-14. Open Dialog Box (Driver)
5. The Security Check dialog box displays. In the Enter Password box, type the
password. Click OK.
6. The driver starts installing. The SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window
status line flashes Current Operation: Updating driver until the update is
complete.
NOTE:
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If you are installing a driver that is older than the current driver, do
the following:
■
Log on as administrator on the system where the driver is being
installed.
■
Minimize any open applications.
■
When the operating system pop-up window displays, confirm that you
want to install a driver that is older than the current driver.
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Updating an HBA’s BIOS from a File
11.6
Updating an HBA’s BIOS from a File
NOTE:
The SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager BIOS update feature is available
only on Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003, and Red Hat/SuSE Linux
systems. It is not available on Solaris SPARC systems.
WARNING!!
Changing HBA BIOS incorrectly can cause serious damage to your
system.
To obtain the new BIOS, follow these steps:
1. Obtain the new BIOS. Locate the iSCSI BIOS on the QLogic Web site
(support.qlogic.com) and click Download.
2. The File Download dialog box displays. Click Save. Specify a temporary
location on the hard disk and download the file.
3. In the temporary directory, locate the BIOS file. Double-click the file to extract
it to a specified directory.
Perform the following steps to update the BIOS:
1. In the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window HBA tree, select the HBA
port. Click the HBA Options tab; click the BIOS tab. The HBA Options tabbed
page (BIOS tab) displays (see figure 11-15).
Figure 11-15. HBA Options Tabbed Page (BIOS Tab)
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The HBA port identifying information displays:
❑
HBA. HBA instance number and HBA model
❑
State. The HBA port state. See section 8.1 for details about the HBA port
state and its correspondence with the HBA icons.
❑
❑
❑
❑
Green background: good
Yellow background: warning
Blue background: unknown
Red background: bad
❑
HBA iSCSI Name. HBA port iSCSI name. The QLogic manufacturing default
name or a name that you assign.
❑
HBA Alias Name. HBA port iSCSI alias name. Symbolic name you assign
to the HBA port for identification purposes.
❑
IP Address. IP address of the HBA port
The BIOS information displays:
❑
BIOS or BIOS Boot is Enabled/Disabled. Whether the BIOS boot is
enabled or disabled
❑
Primary Boot Device ID. Target ID of the primary boot device
❑
Secondary Boot Device ID. Target ID of the secondary boot device
❑
BIOS Version. BIOS version on the HBA port.
❑
Primary Boot LUN. LUN ID of the primary boot LUN
❑
Secondary Boot LUN. LUN ID of the secondary boot LUN
2. From the BIOS tab Update HBA BIOS option, click Select BIOS to Download.
3. The Download BIOS dialog box displays (see figure 11-16). Click Browse.
Figure 11-16. Download BIOS Dialog Box
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4. The Open dialog box displays (see figure 11-17). Select the BIOS image file
that you downloaded previously, then click Open.
Figure 11-17. Open Dialog Box (BIOS)
5. The file name displays in the Download BIOS dialog box. Click Save.
6. The Security Check dialog box displays. In the Enter Password box, type the
password. Click OK.
7. The SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window status line flashes Current
Operation: Updating BIOS until the update is complete.
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Section 12
Troubleshooting
Problems can occur when installing and using the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager
application.
This section discusses:
■
Troubleshooting problems and solutions (see section 12.1)
■
Tracing SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI and agent activity (debug), as
directed by technical support (see section 12.2)
NOTE:
The iqlremote agent refers to the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager server
agent (SANsurfer iSCSI Windows NT 4/2000/2003 agent, SANsurfer
iSCSI Linux agent, or SANsurfer iSCSI Solaris agent) with which the
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI (client) connects to manage QLogic
iSCSI HBAs.
12.1
Troubleshooting Problems and Solutions
Table 12-1 lists problems that can occur when using the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA
Manager application, including their causes and solutions. See the associated
readme.txt file for the latest problems and solutions (see section 1.1).
Table 12-1. Troubleshooting Problems and Solutions
Problem
Cause and Solution
SANsurfer Application Installation
Installation does not
run
Cause: You are not using the correct installation program or the
downloaded installation file is corrupted.
Solution:
■ If running from CD-ROM, verify that the installation is run from
the start page. If javascript is turned on in the browser, the
CD-ROM automatically detects the operating system and
presents the appropriate installation program.
■ If the installation program was downloaded, it may be
corrupted. Download the program again, this time to a
different directory; perform the installation.
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Problem
Cause and Solution
Installation does not
complete or terminates
before completion
Cause: There is insufficient disk space or not enough available
memory.
Installation does not
copy files
Cause: There is insufficient disk space or not enough available
memory.
Solution: The installation detects when there is insufficient disk
space. Once sufficient disk space is available, continue the
installation. For disk space and physical RAM requirements, see
section 4.1 or the readme.txt file.
Solution: The installation detects when there is insufficient disk
space. Once sufficient disk space is available, continue the
installation. For disk space and physical RAM requirements, see
section 4.1 or the readme.txt file.
Installation reports that
there is no space
available
Cause: There is insufficient disk space or not enough available
memory.
Solution: The installation detects when there is insufficient disk
space. Once sufficient disk space is available, continue the
installation. For disk space and physical RAM requirements, see
section 4.1 or the readme.txt file.
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI/Remote Agent
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Unable to start the
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA
Manager GUI using the
desktop shortcut
(SANsurfer icon)
Cause: The desktop shortcut has an invalid path or SANsurfer
iSCSI HBA Manager was not completely installed.
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA
Manager GUI starts
then hangs indefinitely
Cause: There is insufficient memory.
Solution: Verify that the desktop shortcut points to the
SANsurfer.exe file. This program is installed by default in the
C:\Program Files\QLogic Corporation\SANsurfer directory for
Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003.
Solution: For physical RAM requirements, see section 4.1 or
the readme.txt file.
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Table 12-1. Troubleshooting Problems and Solutions (Continued)
Problem
Cause and Solution
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA
Manager GUI cannot
connect to the local
host
Cause: The iqlremote agent is not installed, the iqlremote agent
is not running, or an incorrect system name was entered.
Solution:
■ Verify that the iqlremote agent is installed and running:
■ For Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003, open the
Services window and verify that the QLogic Management
Suite Java iQAgent service is running. If the service is
already started, stop and restart the service.
■ For Red Hat/SuSE Linux, type the following command
and then press ENTER. If entries display, iqlremote is
running.
ps -ef | grep iqlremote
■
For Solaris SPARC, type the following command and then
press ENTER. If entries display, iqlremote is running.
ps -e | grep iqlremote
If typing the host name in the Connect to Host dialog box,
verify that you are typing the correct name. Refer to the
system server information to check the system name. From
the Connect to Host dialog box, select localhost.
■ The DNS or the local host file may contain an incorrect IP
address for the host name. Use the Ping command to ping
the host name; verify that the correct IP address is translated
from the name.
■
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA
Manager GUI cannot
connect to a remote
host
Cause: The iqlremote agent is not installed on the remote system
or the network protocol is not properly configured.
Solution:
■ Verify that the iqlremote agent is installed on the remote host.
See sections 2.2.4, 4, and 5.1 for network requirements. See
section 7.1 for instructions on how to configure and manage
remote hosts. Verify that the appropriate network protocol is
running.
■ The DNS or the local host file may contain an incorrect IP
address for the host name. Use the Ping command to ping
the host name; verify that the correct IP address is translated
from the name.
Cause: The iqlremote agent is not running.
Solution: Start the iqlremote agent or reboot the system.
Cause: The iSCSI HBAs and iSCSI HBA driver must be installed
and operational before the iqlremote agent will start.
Solution: After the HBAs and drivers are successfully installed,
reinstall the iqlremote agent or reboot the system.
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Table 12-1. Troubleshooting Problems and Solutions (Continued)
Problem
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA
Manager GUI connects
to the same host more
than once
Cause and Solution
Cause: Host IP address does not resolve to a host name.
Solution:
■ If DNS is used, verify that DNS is working properly:
■ Verify that the host on which the GUI is running has a
correct entry for the IP address and host name.
■ Verify that the host on which the agent is running has a
correct entry for the IP address and host name.
■ If DNS is not used, manually edit the local host file on the
system on which SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager is running
and add the host name to IP mapping.
■ For Windows 2000/Windows Server 3000, the location is
<System Root>\\system32\\drivers
\\etc\\hosts
■
For Red Hat/SuSE Linux and Solaris SPARC, the location
is:
/etc/hosts
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SANsurfer iSCSI HBA
Manager GUI does not
find/display any HBAs
Cause: An iSCSI HBA is not installed.
Solution: Install a QLogic QLA4xxx HBA.
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA
Manager GUI does not
find/display any
devices
Cause: The devices were not configured and saved using
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI nor Fast!UTIL.
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA
Manager GUI reports
that the HBA device
driver is invalid or
incorrect
Cause: An incorrect or unsupported operating system driver is
installed.
Cause: An iSCSI HBA driver is not installed or an incorrect HBA
driver is installed.
Solution:
■ Verify that the appropriate operating system driver is loaded.
Refer to the readme.txt file for supported operating system
drivers.
■ Verify that the iqlremote agent is running on the local or
remote host. Check agent logs for any problems while
querying information (see section 12.2.3).
Solution: See section 7.3 for information about setting up
connections to devices using the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA
Manager GUI.
Solution: Refer to the readme.txt file for a list of supported
operating system drivers.
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Table 12-1. Troubleshooting Problems and Solutions (Continued)
Problem
Cause and Solution
Unable to find
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA
Manager GUI online
help
Cause: The path to the browser or Adobe Acrobat is not correctly
specified or Adobe Acrobat is not installed.
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA
Manager GUI does not
automatically refresh
Cause: There is a disconnect with the iqlremote agent or
network communication has stopped.
Solution:
■ In the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window Help
menu, select Set Browser Location to specify the path (see
section 6.4.2). See section 4.2 for supported browsers and
Adobe Acrobat version.
■ Install Adobe Acrobat.
Solution:
■ Verify that the iqlremote agent is installed and running:
■ For Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003, open the
Services window and verify that the QLogic Management
Suite Java iQAgent service is running. If the service is
already started, stop and restart the service.
■ For Red Hat/SuSE Linux, type the following command
and then press ENTER. If entries display, iqlremote is
running.
ps -ef | grep iqlremote
■
For Solaris SPARC, type the following command and then
press ENTER. If entries display, iqlremote is running.
ps -e | grep iqlremote
If DNS is used, verify that DNS is working properly:
■ Verify that the host on which the GUI is running has a
correct entry for the IP address and host name.
■ Verify that the host on which the agent is running has a
correct entry for the IP address and host name.
■ If DNS is not used, manually edit the local host file on the
system on which SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager is running
and add the host name to IP mapping.
■ For Windows 2000/Windows Server 3000, the location is
<System Root>\\system32\\drivers
\\etc\\hosts
■
■
For Red Hat/SuSE Linux and Solaris SPARC, the location
is:
/etc/hosts
■
For network requirements, see sections 2.2.4, 4, and 5.1.
Cause: The HBA polling interval is set too high or the host polling
interval is set at too high or disabled.
Solution: Set appropriate values (see section 6.7.1).
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Table 12-1. Troubleshooting Problems and Solutions (Continued)
Problem
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA
Manager GUI loses the
connection to a host
Cause and Solution
Cause: There is a disconnect with the iqlremote agent or
network communication has stopped.
Solution:
■ Verify that iqlremote is installed and running:
■ For Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003, open the
Services window and verify that the QLogic Management
Suite Java iQAgent service is running. If the service is
already started, stop and restart the service.
■ For Red Hat/SuSE Linux, type the following command
and then press ENTER. If entries display, iqlremote is
loaded.
ps -ef | grep iqlremote
■
For Solaris SPARC, type the following command and then
press ENTER. If entries display, iqlremote is running.
ps -e | grep iqlremote
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■
Verify that the appropriate network protocol is running.
■
Verify that the network is operational and that there is network
connectivity between the system on which the SANsurfer
iSCSI HBA Manager GUI is running and the system on which
the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager server agent is running.
For example, on the host on which the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA
Manager GUI is running, use the system Ping command to
ping the system on which the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager
server agent is running.
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Table 12-1. Troubleshooting Problems and Solutions (Continued)
Problem
Cause and Solution
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA
Manager GUI loses the
connection to an HBA
Cause: There is a disconnect with the iqlremote agent or the
operating system driver has lost communication with the HBA.
Solution:
■ Verify that iqlremote is installed and running:
■ For Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003, open the
Services window and verify that the QLogic Management
Suite Java iQAgent service is running. If the service is
already started, stop and restart the service.
■ For Red Hat/SuSE Linux, type the following command
and then press ENTER. If entries display, iqlremote is
loaded.
ps -ef | grep iqlremote
■
For Solaris SPARC, type the following command and then
press ENTER. If entries display, iqlremote is running.
ps -e | grep iqlremote
Verify that the operating system driver detects the HBA.
■ If the operating system cannot detect the HBA and all the
above steps fail to fix the connection between the driver and
the HBA, then reloading the driver or rebooting the operating
system may clear up the problem.
■
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA
Manager GUI loses the
connection to a device
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Cause: There is a disconnect or the HBA lost communication
with the target.
Solution:
■ Verify that the device is operational.
■ For details about connection problems with a device, use the
connection error log (see section 10.3).
■ To verify connectivity between an HBA port and a device port,
ping the target (see section 10.1).
■ Modify the HBA firmware parameters as necessary. Do one
of the following:
■ Review the target configuration parameters (see
section 7.3.3) and modify as necessary. Save.
■ Reset the HBA’s firmware parameters to the factory
defaults (see section 11.2); then configure the specific
device: delete the target, save, add the target, and save
(see section 7.3.2).
■ If all the above steps fail to fix the connection, then rebooting
the operating system may clear up the problem.
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Table 12-1. Troubleshooting Problems and Solutions (Continued)
Problem
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA
Manager GUI crashes
Cause and Solution
Cause: Another application caused a conflict with SANsurfer
iSCSI HBA Manager, insufficient memory, or insufficient disk
space.
Solution:
■ Verify that no other application is causing SANsurfer iSCSI
HBA Manager to crash.
■ Verify that the disk and system memory requirements are
met. For disk space and physical RAM requirements, see
section 4.1 or the readme.txt file.
Functional
Unable to get host
Information
Cause: The iqlremote agent is not running or installed.
Solution: Verify that the iqlremote agent is installed and running:
■ For Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003, open the Services
window and verify that the QLogic Management Suite Java
iQAgent service is running. If the service is already started,
stop and restart the service.
■ For Red Hat/SuSE Linux, type the following command and
then press ENTER. If entries display, iqlremote is running.
ps -ef | grep iqlremote
■
For Solaris SPARC, type the following command and then
press ENTER. If entries display, iqlremote is running.
ps -e | grep iqlremote
Unable to display HBA
Information, HBA
Statistics, or Target
Information (HBA)
Cause: The iqlremote agent is not running or is not installed.
Solution: Verify that the iqlremote agent is installed and running:
■ For Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003, open the Services
window and verify that the QLogic Management Suite Java
iQAgent service is running. If the service is already started,
stop and restart the service.
■ For Red Hat/SuSE Linux, type the following command and
then press ENTER. If entries display, iqlremote is running.
ps -ef | grep iqlremote
■
For Solaris SPARC, type the following command and then
press ENTER. If entries display, iqlremote is running.
ps -e | grep iqlremote
Cause: An incorrect or no HBA driver is installed.
Solution: Install the appropriate HBA driver.
Cause: The HBA is not installed.
Solution: Install the HBA.
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Table 12-1. Troubleshooting Problems and Solutions (Continued)
Problem
Cause and Solution
Unable to run update
BIOS
Cause: This feature is not supported for all operating systems.
Unable to change the
security password
Cause: The login requirements are not met.
Solution: Verify that the appropriate account on the host system
meets login name (user name) requirements. See section 6.5
for details.
Solution: Updating the BIOS is available only for
Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003 and Red Hat/SuSE Linux.
Cause: For Windows Server 2003, the administrator account
password is blank.
Solution: The administrator account password must not be
blank when changing the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager
security password. Therefore, add a password to the
administrator account. This is a Windows Server 2003 security
restriction.
Cause: For Red Hat/SuSE Linux, the shadow password option
must be installed on the same system as the SANsurfer iSCSI
HBA Manager Linux agent.
Solution: For example, in a Red Hat Linux system, do the
following to create an /etc/shadow file:
■ Install the shadow-utils rpm package from
<Red Hat Linux CD-1>
/RedHat/RPMS/shadow-utilities-20000902-4.i3
86.rpm.
■ Go to the /etc directory and type the following command to
convert the passwords to shadow password format.
pwconv
When using a file
choosers dialog box
(such as the Open
dialog box) to select a
file, SANsurfer iSCSI
HBA Manager does not
always respond to
double-clicking the
directory or selecting a
specific file
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SANsurfer uses.
Solution: Click Open to move through the directory or open a
specific file.
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Table 12-1. Troubleshooting Problems and Solutions (Continued)
Problem
Cause and Solution
Deleted targets
reappear after an HBA
reset
Cause: SendTargets (with no iSCSI name) are configured and
an HBA reset has occurred.
Solution: Delete the SendTargets (with no iSCSI name) that
were configured during the initial discovery of the target.
Cause: SLP is enabled.
Solution: After you have completed the discovery process,
disable SLP and save (see section 7.2.4).
Cause: iSNS is configured.
Solution: After you have completed the discovery process,
disable iSNS and save (see section 7.2.4).
Targets do not display
the new firmware
values (factory
defaults, updates, nor
new firmware)
Cause: Targets keep the firmware values with which they were
originally configured.
Unable to modify
targets or CHAP
entries
Cause: HBAs or their connected targets are configured for iSCSI
boot using the Fast!UTIL.
Solution: Use Fast!UTIL to unconfigure the boot targets and
disable boot.
Solution: If you want a target to have the new firmware values,
do the following:
■ Manually delete the target and save
■ Add the target (the target will automatically be configured with
the new firmware values) and save
Cause: The firmware on an HBAs does not support BIOS and/or
contains an older version of firmware.
Solution: Ensure that all HBAs have the same firmware that
supports BIOS.
Unable to obtain an IP
address with the
Obtain DNS server
address
automatically (via
DHCP) option selected
(IP address is 0.0.0.0)
for this HBA
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Cause: The DHCP server is unavailable.
Solution:
■ Fix the DHCP server and make sure that all links to the server
are available (for example, ping the DHCP server to verify its
connection status)
■ Manually set the IP address and associated network settings
(such as Subnet Mask and Gateway) for the HBA. Set the
HBA to a fixed IP address and enter the associated network
settings.
■ On Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003, if the above
process does not work, do the following:
■ Disconnect the HBA network link.
■ Reconfigure with the new IP address.
■ Reconnect the HBA network link.
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Table 12-1. Troubleshooting Problems and Solutions (Continued)
Problem
Unable to use the
Solaris hot swap
feature on QLogic
QLA4xxx HBAs
Cause and Solution
Cause: Cannot have iqlremote agent running when using the
Solaris hot swap feature on the HBAs.
Solution: Do the following. Note that management features are
unavailable when iqlremote is not running.
■ Stop iqlremote.
■ For Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003, open the
Services window and stop the QLogic Management Suite
Java iQAgent service.
■ For Red Hat/SuSE Linux and Solaris SPARC, type one of
the following commands and then press ENTER:
/etc/rc3.d/S99iqlremote stop
pkill -TERM iqlremote
■ Use the hot swap feature.
■ Restart iqlremote when finished using the hot swap feature.
Do one of the following:
Reboot the system.
For Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003, open the
Services window and start the QLogic Management Suite
Java iQAgent service.
■ For Red Hat/SuSE Linux and Solaris SPARC, type the
following command and then press ENTER:
/etc/rc3.d/S99iqlremote start
■
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When in DHCP mode,
unable to acquire new
IP address and
network settings via
DHCP when switching
networks
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Cause: The DHCP server has a long lease time.
Solution: Reset the QLA4xxx HBA. For example, if you type
and save a new or change an existing HBA iSCSI alias name,
the HBA resets and a new address is issued.
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12.2
Tracing SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI and Agent Activity (Debug)
Additional information may be required to help troubleshoot SANsurfer iSCSI HBA
Manager application problems. Once debug has been enabled following the steps
in this section, attempt to reproduce the problem so that SANsurfer iSCSI HBA
Manager GUI and agent activity can be captured.
Use the following procedures to trace SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI and
agent activity (debug), as directed by technical support.
This section discusses:
■
■
■
Retrieving the HBA crash record (see section 12.2.1)
Tracing SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI activity (see section 12.2.2)
Exporting or saving agent activity logs (see section 12.2.3)
12.2.1
Retrieving the HBA Crash Record
If the HBA crashes, perform the following steps to save the log information to a file:
1. In the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager main window HBA tree, select the HBA
port. Click the HBA Options tab; click the Firmware tab. The HBA Options
tabbed page (Firmware tab) displays (see figure 12-1).
Figure 12-1. HBA Options Tabbed Page (Firmware Tab)
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The HBA port information displays:
❑
HBA. HBA instance number and HBA model
❑
State. The HBA port state. See section 8.1 for details about the HBA port
state and its correspondence with the HBA icons.
❑
❑
❑
❑
Green background: good
Yellow background: warning
Blue background: unknown
Red background: bad
❑
HBA iSCSI Name. HBA port iSCSI name. The QLogic manufacturing default
name or a name that you assign.
❑
HBA Alias Name. HBA port iSCSI alias name. Symbolic name you assign
to the HBA port for identification purposes.
❑
IP Address. IP address of the HBA port
2. From the Firmware tab Retrieve HBA Crash Record option, click Retrieve
Crash Record.
3. The Save Crash Record dialog box displays (see figure 12-2).
Figure 12-2. Save Crash Record Dialog Box
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Do one of the following:
NOTE:
When naming a crash file, include the HBA information, crash date,
and crash time.
❑
Enter a name and location for the crash file or type a file name in the File
Name box. Click Save.
❑
If you do not know the location, click Browse to display the Save dialog box
(see figure 12-3). Select or type a file name in the File Name box. Click Save.
Figure 12-3. Save Dialog Box
The Save Crash Record dialog box re-displays. Click Save.
4. When done, the crash record retrieved message displays. Click OK.
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12.2.2
Tracing SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI Activity
To trace SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI activity, do the following:
1. Edit the local.properties file, which is located where SANsurfer is installed.
Change the following two properties:
node.trace.level=900
node.trace.output.setlevelonly=false
See figure 12-4 for an example.
Figure 12-4. local.properties File (Example)
2. Edit the SANsurfer.lax file, which is located where SANsurfer iSCSI HBA
Manager is installed. Do one of the following:
❑
Edit the file so that the information displays on the console. Change the
following properties:
lax.stderr.redirect=console
lax.stdout.redirect=console
lax.stdin.redirect=console
❑
Edit the file so that the information is saved to a file. For a
Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003 system, the location could be:
lax.stderr.redirect=c:\\trace.txt
lax.stdout.redirect=c:\\trace.txt
lax.stdin.redirect=c:\\trace.txt
For a Red Hat/SuSE Linux or Solaris SPARC system, the location could be:
lax.stderr.redirect=/trace.txt
lax.stdout.redirect=/trace.txt
lax.stdin.redirect=/trace.txt
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See figure 12-5 for an example.
Figure 12-5. SANsurfer.lax File (Example)
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3. If you are using a Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003 system, do the
following to change the height of the screen buffer:
a. Click the Start button, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and select
Command Prompt.
b. The Command Prompt window displays. Click the upper left corner of the
title bar.
c. From the pop-up menu, select Properties.
d. The “Command Prompt” Properties dialog box displays (see figure 12-6).
Figure 12-6. "Command Prompt" Properties Dialog Box
e. Select the Layout tab.
f. In the Screen Buffer Size Height box, type 9999. Click OK.
g. The Apply Properties to Shortcut dialog box displays. Select Modify
shortcut that started this window. Click OK.
4. Start the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager application; a new console window
that displays SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI activity opens.
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12.2.3
Exporting or Saving Agent Activity Logs
This section discusses:
■
■
The agent logs (see section 12.2.3.1)
Exporting or saving the agent logs (see section 12.2.3.2)
12.2.3.1
The Agent Logs
Agent activity automatically logs to one of the following. The name and location of
the log differs, depending on the type of system.
■
■
■
Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003. Event Viewer
Red Hat/SuSE Linux. /var/log/messages
Solaris SPARC. /var/log/syslog
12.2.3.2
Exporting or Saving the Agent Logs
From a Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003 system, do the following to save the
current application log from the Event Viewer:
1. Click the Start button, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and
click Event Viewer.
2. From the Log menu, select Save As. Save the file using an appropriate name.
From a Red Hat/SuSE Linux system, do the following to export agent activity:
1. Open a terminal (for example, xterm or eterm).
2. Stop the currently running iqlremote agent:
# pkill -TERM iqlremote
3. Start the agent, again, without forking into the background. Redirect the stdout
and stderr properties to a file (see section 12.2.2, step 2). Send the file to
technical support.
# /opt/QLogic_Corporation/SANsurfer/iqlremote
> /AgentOutput.txt 2>&1
4. Open a second terminal to start the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI.
Connect to the host with the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI.
5. From the terminal you opened in step 1, press CTRL+C to stop the iqlremote
agent. This causes the agent to clean up and terminate.
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From a Solaris SPARC system, do the following to export agent activity:
1. Open a terminal (for example, xterm or dtterm).
2. Do one of the following to stop the currently running iqlremote agent:
❑
Type the following command and then press ENTER.
/etc/rc3.d/S99iqlremote stop
❑
Type the following command and then press ENTER.
pkill -TERM iqlremote
❑
Do the following.
a. Type the following and then press ENTER to determine the process
identifier (pid) of iqlremote:
# ps -ef | grep iqlremote
The pid displays, as in the following example. Note that in the example,
the pid is 227.
root
227
1
0 15:59:55 ?
0:00
root
410
409
0 16:01:46 pts/6 0:00
/opt/QLogic_Corporation/
SANsurfer/iqlremote
grep iqlremote
b. Type the following and then press ENTER. pid is the identifier returned
in step a.
# kill -TERM pid
3. Start the agent, again, without forking into the background. Redirect the stdout
and stderr properties to a file (see section 12.2.2, step 2). Send the file to
technical support.
# /opt/QLogic_Corporation/SANsurfer/iqlremote
> /AgentOutput.txt 2>&1
4. Open a second terminal to start the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI.
Connect to the host with the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI.
5. From the terminal you opened in step 1, press CTRL+C to stop the iqlremote
agent. This causes the agent to clean up and terminate.
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Appendix A
Frequently Asked Questions
Table A-1 lists some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the SANsurfer iSCSI
HBA Manager application. For additional FAQs and other information, visit the
QLogic support Web site support.qlogic.com.
Table A-1. Frequently Asked Questions
Question
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Answer
On what platforms does
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA
Manager run?
The SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI runs on any
platform that supports the Java JVM 1.3 specification. The
agent runs only on Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003,
Red Hat/SuSE Linux, and Solaris SPARC.
Can a SANsurfer iSCSI
HBA Manager GUI running
on Red Hat/SuSE Linux
talk to a Windows host
running the agent?
The SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI running on any
platform can talk to any other platform running the agent.
The SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager GUI allows connections
to different platforms at the same time.
What does the blinking
heart on the connected
host mean?
SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager actively pings the agent at
the specified broadcast interval. This allows SANsurfer
iSCSI HBA Manager to detect agent presence on all
platforms (even if agent shutdown notification is not
supported). It also allows the detection of agent crashes as
soon as possible. During an agent crash, the notification may
not have been sent to all the connected GUIs.
Can SANsurfer iSCSI HBA
Manager be run as a Java
applet?
No, SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager currently does not run
as a Java applet.
Does SANsurfer iSCSI
HBA Manager support
SNMP?
No, SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager currently supports only
the RPC communication layer between the GUI and agent.
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Appendix B
Glossary
This section describes common hardware, software, and iSCSI terms that are used
in the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager application.
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Adapter
See HBA.
BIOS
A QLA4xxx HBA’s flash PROM contains the code that
allows booting from the HBA at startup.
Boot device
The boot device is the hard disk that contains the
operating system the BIOS uses to boot from when the
computer is started.
Driver
Driver refers to software that interfaces between the file
system and a physical data storage device or network
media.
The level structure for Windows 2000/Windows Server
2003 drivers is as follows:
■ Class Driver. This is the highest driver level. There
is a separate class for disk, Ethernet, etc. This level
handles all generic aspects of operations for that
class.
■ Port Driver. This is the middle driver level, which
handles aspects of the operation specific to the port
type; for example, there is a port driver for SCSI.
■ Miniport Driver. This is the lowest driver level and
device specific. This level is usually supplied by the
manufacturer as a companion to a physical device.
■ Monolithic Driver. This level combines the functions
of different driver levels in the same driver to
increase performance.
■ Adjunct Driver. This level works along side a driver
at the same level to increase performance.
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Driver (continued)
In Red Hat/SuSE Linux, the driver layers include:
■ SCSI Upper Layer. This is the device management
layer. It handles device-dependent tasks for devices,
such as disks and tapes.
■ SCSI Middle Layer. This is the SCSI traffic handling
layer. It directs requests between the kernel and the
SCSI.
■ SCSI Lower Layer. This is the SCSI host bus adapter
driver. It communications directly to the SCSI HBA.
The structure for Solaris SPARC drivers includes:
■ Nexus Drivers. Nexus drivers provide bus mapping
and translation services to subordinate nexus and
leaf devices. These include drivers for PCI-to-PCI
bridges, PCMCIA adapters, and SCSI HBAs.
■
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Leaf Drivers. Leaf drivers provide the traditional
character and block driver interfaces for reading and
writing data to storage and communication devices.
These include drivers for peripheral devices,
including QLA4xxx HBAs, disks, tapes, network
adapters, and frame buffers.
Fast!UTIL
QLogic FAST!UTIL iSCSI HBA BIOS Utility
HBA
Host bus adapter. An HBA is the board that interfaces
between the host system and device. HBA is
synonymous with host adapter, adapter, and adapter
board. In SANsurfer iSCSI HBA Manager
documentation, the term QLA4xxx HBA is used.
HBA alias name
HBA port iSCSI alias name. Symbolic name you assign
to the HBA port for identification purposes.
HBA iSCSI name
HBA port iSCSI name. The QLogic manufacturing
default name or a name that you assign.
HBA port
An HBA port is port on the HBA.
IOCB
IOCB stands for I/O control block. An IOCB is a
command structure in QLogic ISP architecture.
iSCSI
iSCSI stands for Internet small computer systems
interface.
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JBOD
JBOD stands for just a bunch of disks.
LUN
LUN stands for logical unit number, the small integer
handle that identifies a portion of disk storage. A LUN
can consist of a single physical disk or many physical
disks. A physical disk can be broken into multiple LUNs.
NIC
NIC stands for network interface controller.
NVRAM
NVRAM stands for nonvolatile random access memory.
NVRAM configuration settings are stored in NVRAM.
You can configure NVRAM settings or restore them
from a file. These settings are saved in NVRAM and
are retained when power is removed.
ONC
ONC stands for open network computing, a remote
procedure call developed by Sun Microsystems.
Path
A path to a device is a combination of an HBA port and
a target port. Note that this is distinct from any internal
paths within the network. A network appears to the
operating system as an opaque network between the
HBA (initiator) and the target port.
Since a path is a combination of an HBA and a target
port, a path is distinct from another path if it is accessed
through a different HBA and/or it is accessing a different
target port. Consequently, when switching from one
path to another, the driver might be selecting a different
HBA (initiator), a different target port, or both.
PDU
PDU stands for protocol data unit.
Port
Ports are access points in a device where a link
attaches.
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SAN
SAN stands for storage area network, which consists
of multiple storage units and servers connected by
networking topology.
SCSI
SCSI stands for small computer system interface. The
original SCSI specification was a hardware bus
specification and a packet-oriented protocol
specification for communicating on that bus. SCSI over
Fibre Channel uses the packet-oriented protocol to
communicate with storage devices on the Fibre
Channel.
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Appendix C
Contacting QLogic
For product information, our latest drivers, and links for technical assistance, please
visit QLogic’s Web site at: www.qlogic.com. If you are using the SANsurfer iSCSI
HBA Manager GUI and have Internet access, you can connect to QLogic’s Web
site by clicking the QLogic logo on the right side of the SANsurfer iSCSI HBA
Manager main window toolbar.
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