Dell Microsoft Windows Unified Data Storage Server 2003 (PowerVault NX 1950) Setup Guide

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Setting Up Your Dell™ PowerVault™ NX1950 Storage Solution
Integrated Solution MD3000 (Solution A)
Cabling the Integrated Solution – Highly-Available
(Two-Node Cluster) Configuration
1-A
Before You Begin
Gateway Solution Dell|EMC (Solution B)
Gateway Solution Dell|Equallogic (Solution C)
1-B
1-C
Cabling the Gateway Solution Dell|EMC
Cabling the Gateway Dell|Equallogic Solution
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CAUTION:
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Before you set up and operate your Dell PowerVault system, read and follow the safety instructions in your
Product Information Guide.
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PowerVault NX1950 storage system
1. Identify the Solution
A -- Integrated Solution
B -- Dell|EMC Gateway Solution
C -- Dell|EqualLogic Gateway Solution
This page contains steps 1 and 2 of the quick setup. Steps 3 and 4 are
overleaf.
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PowerVault NX1950 storage system
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2. Unpack Your System
Unpack the system and save all accessories, documentation, and media.
controller 0
controller 1
NOTE: The default password for your PowerVault NX1950 storage solution is storageserver.
NOTE: The default password for your PowerVault NX1950 storage solution is storageserver.
NOTE: This illustration depicts the default configuration of the Dell|EMC Gateway solution.
The actual configuration of solution you have purchased may vary.
NOTE: This illustration depicts the default configuration of the Dell|Equallogic Gateway
solution. The actual configuration of the solution you have purchased may vary.
PowerVault MD3000 storage array
NOTE: For single node configuration, the cabling for the PowerVault NX1950 storage system 1 does
not apply.
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NIC port A to Gb Ethernet switch (optional)
NIC port B to Gb Ethernet switch (optional)
Gb1 and Gb2 to Gb Ethernet swith(es)
Port 2 on HBA to SAN.
5. Port 1 on HBA to SAN.
6. DRAC port to Ethernet switch for lights-out
management (optional)
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1. PCI-E (option 1-SAS Controller, option 2-Fibre
Channel Controller, option 3-NIC)
2. power supply 1
3. power supply 2
4. system status indicator
5. system identification button
6. system status indicator connector
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1. Quad-port Gigabit NICs connected to iSCSI SAN or
public Ethernet network
2. Quad-port Gigabit NICs connected to iSCSI SAN or
public Ethernet network
3. Dual-port Gigabit NICs connected to iSCSI SAN or
public Ethernet network
4. DRAC port to Ethernet switch for lights-out
management (optional)
NOTE: Networking Requirement-During configuration—You must configure the server and the
storage array on the same network. Do not block the layer-2 Multicasting between the server
and the storage array.
NOTE: The default password for your PowerVault NX1950 storage solution is storageserver.
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3. Install the System in a Rack
This system requires a properly grounded electrical outlet, a compatible rack,
and a rack installation kit.
NOTE: For information on compatibility of drivers and firmware, see the Dell PowerVault NX1950
Systems Support Matrix.
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NIC port A to Gb Ethernet switch for cluster (optional)
NIC port B to Gb Ethernet switch (optional)
Gb1 and Gb2 to Gb Ethernet swith(es)
Port 1 on PowerVault NX1950 storage system 0 SAS HBA to In-0 on controller 1
Port 1 on PowerVault NX1950 storage system 1 SAS HBA to In-1 on controller 1
Port 0 on PowerVault NX1950 storage system 1 SAS HBA to In-1 on controller 0
Port 0 on PowerVault NX1950 storage system 0 SAS HBA to In-0 on controller 0
DRAC port to Ethernet switch for lights-out management (optional)
Connection to PowerVault MD1000 expansion enclosure (optional)
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Broadcom® BCM5708C TOE NIC2 connector
Broadcom BCM5708C TOE NIC1 connector
USB connectors (2)
video connector
serial connector
remote access controller port
Power-Up Procedure
2-B
Power-Up Procedure
2-C
Power-Up Procedure
Power-Up Procedure
Power-Up Procedure
Power-Up Procedure
1 Turn on the PowerVault MD1000 expansion enclosure(s). The expansion status
LED must display steady blue.
1 Ensure that the Dell|EMC storage array is turned on.
1 Ensure that the Dell|Equallogic storage array is turned on.
2 Turn on the PowerVault NX1950 storage system.
2 Turn on the PowerVault NX1950 storage system.
NOTE: If you turn on the PowerVault NX1950 storage system before the Dell|EMC storage array
has initialized, the storage system is not recognized by the PowerVault NX1950 storage solution.
NOTE: Turn on the PowerVault NX1950 storage system only after the Dell|Equallogic storage
array has initialized to ensure that the storage system is recognized by the PowerVault NX1950
storage solution.
2 Turn on the PowerVault MD3000 storage array. The status LED indicates that the
unit is ready. The following list indicates several states of the storage array:
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NOTE: The default user name is administrator and the default password is storageserver.
NOTE: It is recommended that you configure iSCSI traffic and the public Ethernet traffic on separate
networks.
If the status LED displays a solid amber light, the PowerVault MD3000
storage array is initializing.
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If the status LED displays blinking amber, there is an error in initialization. You
can view the error in PowerVault Modular Disk Storage Manager.
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If the status LED displays a solid blue light, the PowerVault MD3000 storage
array is completely initialized.
Configuring IP Address
Network settings on PowerVault NX1950 storage system can be configured
using the following methods:
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Special Administration Console
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Direct connection using keyboard, video, and mouse
NOTE: It is recommended that you use a static IP address for network settings.
Configuring IP Address Network Settings on a PowerVault NX1950 Storage
System
You can configure IP address network settings on the PowerVault NX1950 storage
system using one of the following methods:
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Special Administration Console
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Direct connection using keyboard, video, and mouse
NOTE: It is recommended that you use a static IP address for network connection.
Use one of the following methods to configure network settings on the
PowerVault NX1950 storage system:
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Special Administration Console
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Direct connection using keyboard, video, and mouse
NOTE: It is recommended that you use a static IP address for the network settings.
3 Turn on the PowerVault NX1950 storage system.
NOTE: If you turn on the PowerVault NX1950 storage system before the PowerVault MD3000 storage
array has initialized, the storage system is not recognized by the PowerVault NX1950 storage
solution.
Configuring IP Address
Configure Dell|EMC Storage Array Zoning
Configure Networking on Dell|Equallogic Storage Array
Zoning determines the mapping from PowerVault NX1950 storage systems to
the storage arrays. Configure zoning to the Dell|EMC storage arrays on your
SAN switches. For more information, see your switch documentation.
Configure your network for the Dell|Equallogic storage arrays on your Ethernet
switches. For more information, see your switch documentation.
Enter EMC PowerPath License Key
Initialize Dell|Equallogic storage Array if not Initialized Already
Enter the EMC PowerPath license key when prompted. The license key is
required only for EMC CX-series storage arrays.
The Equallogic remote installer is launched automatically the first time you log
into the server. Initialize your array if not already initialized.
NOTE: The PowerPath key is optional and only required to enable load balancing.
Install EMC Navisphere Agent
The EMC Navisphere Agent installer is launched automatically the first time
you log into the server. Privileged Users list should be left empty after
installation because the Dell Storage Initialization Wizard populates it.
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Setting Up Your Dell™ PowerVault™ NX1950 Storage Solution (continued)
PowerVault NX1950 Documentation available at support.dell.com
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Dell PowerVault NX1950 Systems Hardware Owner's Manual for physical,
firmware, software interface features, and troubleshooting for your PowerVault
NX1950 storage system.
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Dell PowerVault NX1950 Systems Getting Started Guide for features and
installation of your PowerVault NX1950 storage system.
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Dell PowerVault NX1950 Systems Deployment Guide for configuration
procedures on your system and a general overview of the Windows Unified
Data Storage Server 2003 operating systems.
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Dell PowerVault NX1950 Systems Installation Guide for deployment, cabling,
configuring, and localizing your PowerVault NX1950 storage solution.
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Dell PowerVault NX1950 Systems Cluster Installation and Troubleshooting
Guide for configuring cluster.
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Dell PowerVault NX1950 Systems Important Information for known issues.
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Dell PowerVault NX1950 Systems Upgrading Your Operating System for
instructions to upgrade your operating system.
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Dell PowerVault NX1950 Systems Support Matrix for information about
supported software and hardware versions for Dell PowerVault NX1950 storage
solution.
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Dell PowerVault MD Systems Support Matrix for information about supported
software and hardware versions for Dell PowerVault MD3000 and Dell
PowerVault MD1000 storage arrays.
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Additional documentation for Dell PowerVault MD3000 and Dell PowerVault
MD1000 storage arrays is located at support.dell.com.
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Dell iSCSI Storage for VMWare for using iSCSI with virtual servers.
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Dell PowerVault NX1950 Systems End-To-End Deployment Guide for iSCSI for
instructions on configuring the iSCSI features of the PowerVault NX1950 and
connected iSCSI hosts.
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Dell PowerVault NX1950 Cluster Systems with EqualLogic PS Series
Installation and Troubleshooting Guide.
Integrated Solution MD3000 (Solution A) (continued)
Gateway Dell|EMC (Solution B) (continued)
Gateway Dell|Equallogic (Solution C) (continued)
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3-B
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Configuring the PowerVault NX1950 Storage System
Dell Storage Initialization Wizard
The Dell Storage Initialization Wizard runs every time you log on to the PowerVault
NX1950 storage system to verify that all system settings are correct and no new
storage arrays are attached.
The Dell Storage Initialization Wizard runs every time you log on to the PowerVault
NX1950 storage system to verify that all system settings are correct and no new
storage arrays have been attached.
Dell Storage Initialization Wizard performs the following tasks:
The following tasks are performed by the Dell Storage Initialization Wizard:
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Set the name of the storage array.
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Initialize new Dell|EMC storage arrays.
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Configure the PowerVault NX1950 storage system for a single-node or a twonode cluster configuration.
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Configure network ports used to communicate with storage array.
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Configure privileged users who can access the array.
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Synchronize PowerVault MD3000 storage array clocks.
The Equallogic Remote Setup Wizard performs the following tasks:
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Initializes a PS Series array.
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Configures the storage system to access a PS Series SAN.
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Configures MPIO settings for the system.
NOTE: You must use the Equallogic Remote Setup Wizard to configure your storage solution and
avoid unexpected behaviour.
NOTE: You must use the Dell Storage Initialization Wizard to configure your storage solution and
avoid unexpected behavior.
NOTE: You must use the Dell Storage Initialization Wizard to configure your storage solution and
avoid unexpected behavior.
4-A & 4-B
Equallogic Remote Setup Wizard
Additional System Configuration And Managing Your Storage
4-C
Additional System Configuration
Allows you to review and make required
changes to the system configuration.
System Configuration Tasks (optional) include:
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Configuring or joining a cluster
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Setting up identity mapping for Microsoft Services for Network File System
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Setting up a highly available file server instance
Installs Dell OpenManage™ (recommended).
You can also perform the
following actions using the
PowerVault NX1950 Management
Console:
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Use the Scenarios menu to perform
common tasks, such as:
■ Create a volume for file sharing.
■ Create an iSCSI target.
■ Extend an existing volume.
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Creating a Target
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Creating a LUN
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Logging in to the Target.
For Cluster configuration, see the
Dell™ PowerVault™ NX1950
Cluster Systems with EqualLogic
PS Series Installation and
Troubleshooting Guide.