User Guide - English
ServerView Suite
ServerView Virtual-IO Manager V3.1
User Guide
Edition October 2012
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Contents
Contents
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1 Introduction
1.1 Target groups and objective of this manual
1.2 System requirements
1.3 Supported Hardware
1.4 Changes since the previous edition
1.5 ServerView Suite link collection
1.6 Documentation for the ServerView Suite
1.7 Typographic conventions
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2 Virtual-IO Manager - Introduction
2.1 Virtual addresses
2.2 Special connection blade for blade server
2.3 Management with VIOM - Procedure
2.4 Defining networks (LAN) (for blade servers only)
2.5 Server profiles
2.5.1 Defining server profiles
2.5.2 Assigning server profiles
2.5.3 Dedicated LAN connections (only for blade servers)
2.5.4 Virtualizing I/O parameters
2.6 Server profile failover (for blade servers only)
2.7 High-Availability (HA) support
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3 Installation and uninstallation
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3.1 Prerequisites for the VIOM installation
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3.2 Installing the Virtual-IO Manager on a Windows-based CMS
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3.2.1 Installing the Virtual-IO Manager using a graphical interface
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3.2.2 Installing the Virtual-IO Manager using the command line
interface
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3.3 Updating the Virtual-IO Manager on a Windows-based CMS
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3.4 Installing the Virtual-IO Manager on a Linux-based CMS
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3.4.1 Installing the Virtual-IO Manager using a graphical interface
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3.4.2 Installing the Virtual-IO Manager using the command line
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3.4.3 Important directories of Virtual-IO Manager
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3.4.4 Collecting diagnostic information
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3.5 Updating the Virtual-IO Manager on a Linux-based CMS
3.6 License management
3.7 Updating ServerView Operations Manager
3.8 Upgrading or moving the SQL Server database
3.9 Uninstalling the Virtual-IO Manager
3.9.1 Uninstalling the Virtual-IO Manager on a Windows-based
CMS
3.9.2 Uninstalling the Virtual-IO Manager on a Linux-based CMS
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4 Configuration
4.1 Configurations on the managed BX600 Blade Server
4.1.1 Supported hardware configurations for the connection
blades
4.1.1.1 LAN hardware configuration
4.1.1.2 Fibre Channel hardware configuration
4.1.2 Configuring the BX600 management blade
4.1.3 Configuring the I/O connection blades
4.1.4 Connecting IBP modules
4.1.4.1 Network - Overview
4.1.4.2 Notes and recommendations
4.2 Configurations on the managed BX400 Blade Server
4.2.1 Supported hardware configurations for the connection
blades
4.2.1.1 LAN hardware configuration
4.2.1.2 Fibre Channel hardware configuration
4.2.2 Configuring the BX400 management blade
4.2.3 Configuring the I/O connection blades
4.2.4 Connecting IBP modules
4.2.4.1 Network - Overview
4.2.5 Switch stacking support
4.3 Configurations on the managed BX900 Blade Server
4.3.1 Supported hardware configurations for the connection
blades
4.3.1.1 LAN hardware configuration
4.3.1.2 Fibre Channel hardware configuration
4.3.2 Configuring the BX900 management blade
4.3.3 Configuring the I/O connection blades
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4.3.4 Connecting IBP modules
4.3.4.1 Network - Overview
4.3.5 Switch stacking support
4.4 Configurations on the managed PRIMERGY rack server
4.5 VIOM server profile mapping
4.6 PCI slot location in PRIMERGY rack servers
4.7 Adding a server to the ServerView server list
5 Virtual-IO Manager user interface
5.1 Virtual-IO Manager main window
5.2 Tree view
5.2.1 Tree structure (Server List)
5.2.2 Tree structure (Profiles)
5.3 Tabs
5.3.1 Virtual-IO Manager tab
5.3.2 Setup tab
5.3.3 Ext. LAN Connections tab
5.3.3.1 Graphic tab on Ext. LAN Connections tab
5.3.3.2 Details tab on Ext. LAN Connections tab
5.3.4 Server Configuration tab
5.3.5 Chassis Configuration tab
5.3.6 Server Profiles view
5.4 Wizards
5.4.1 Create Network for IBP wizard (only for blade servers)
5.4.1.1 Select Type step (Create Network wizard)
5.4.1.2 Edit Properties step (Create Network wizard - internal
network)
5.4.1.3 Edit Properties step (Create Network wizard - single
/VLAN network)
5.4.1.4 Edit Properties step (Create Network wizard - dedicated service network)
5.4.1.5 DCB Properties step (Create Network wizard - single/VLAN network)
5.4.1.6 Add Networks step (Create Network wizard - VLAN
network)
5.4.2 Edit Uplink Set wizard
5.4.2.1 Edit Properties step (Edit Uplink Set wizard - single/VLAN network)
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5.4.2.2 Edit Properties step (Edit Uplink Set wizard - dedicated
service network)
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5.4.2.3 DCB Properties (Edit Uplink Set wizard - single/VLAN
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5.4.2.4 Add Networks step (Edit Uplink Set wizard - VLAN network)
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5.4.3 Create Server Profile wizard
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5.4.3.1 Name step (Create Server Profile wizard)
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5.4.3.2 Configure Cards step (Create Server Profile wizard) 189
5.4.3.3 IO-Channels step (Create Server Profile wizard)
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5.4.3.4 Boot Parameter step (Create Server Profile wizard)
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5.4.3.5 CNA Parameter step (Create Server Profile wizard)
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5.4.3.6 Virtual Addresses step (Create Server Profile wizard)
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5.4.3.7 Confirm step (Create Server Profile wizard)
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5.4.4 Edit Server Profile wizard
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5.4.4.1 Name step (Edit Server Profile wizard)
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5.4.4.2 Configure Cards step (Edit Server Profile wizard)
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5.4.4.3 IO-Channels step (Edit Server Profile wizard)
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5.4.4.4 Boot Parameter step (Edit Server Profile wizard)
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5.4.4.5 CNA Parameter step (Edit Server Profile wizard)
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5.4.4.6 Virtual Addresses step (Edit Server Profile wizard)
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5.4.4.7 Confirm step (Edit Server Profile wizard)
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5.4.5 Save Configuration wizard
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5.4.5.1 Select Action step (Configuration Backup/Restore wizard)
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5.4.5.2 Select File step (Save Configuration Wizard)
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5.4.5.3 Select File step (Restore Configuration wizard)
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5.4.5.4 Select File step (Delete Backup Files wizard)
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5.4.5.5 Select Data step (Save Configuration wizard)
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5.4.5.6 Select Data step (Restore Configuration wizard)
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5.4.5.7 Select Data step (Delete Backup Files wizard)
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5.5 Dialog boxes
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5.5.1 Authentication dialog box (single blade server)
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5.5.2 Authentication dialog box (PRIMERGY rack server)
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5.5.3 Authentication dialog box (PRIMERGY rack server and
blade server)
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5.5.4 Licenses Information dialog box
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5.5.5 Preferences dialog box
5.5.6 Restore Options dialog box (servers)
5.5.7 Restore Options dialog box (server profiles)
5.5.8 Select Profile dialog box
5.6 Context menus
5.6.1 Context menus on the Ext. LAN Connections tab
5.6.2 Context menus in the Server Profiles view
5.6.3 Context menu on the Server Configuration tab
5.7 General buttons
5.7.1 Buttons in the area on the left
5.7.2 Button in the area on the right
5.7.3 General buttons in other dialog boxes
5.8 Icons
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6 Using the Virtual-IO Manager
6.1 Starting the Virtual-IO Manager
6.2 Closing Virtual-IO Manager
6.3 Logging the actions using VIOM
6.3.1 Logging the actions on Windows
6.3.2 Logging the actions on Linux
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7 Managing servers with VIOM
7.1 Activating management with VIOM
7.2 Changing access rights and ports
7.3 Deactivating management with VIOM
7.4 VIOM internal operations on blade servers
7.5 VIOM-internal operations on a PRIMERGY rack server
7.6 Displaying license information
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8 Defining network paths (LAN)
8.1 Defining an uplink set
8.1.1 Defining an internal network
8.1.2 Defining a single network
8.1.3 Defining VLAN networks
8.1.4 Defining a dedicated service network
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8.2 Modifying an uplink set
8.3 Deleting networks
8.4 Copying an IBP configuration
8.5 Copying configuration
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9 Defining and assigning server profiles
9.1 Defining server profiles
9.2 Viewing server profiles
9.3 Modifying server profiles
9.4 Copying server profiles
9.5 Deleting server profiles
9.6 Assigning server profiles
9.7 Deleting profile assignments
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10 Viewing the blade server configuration
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11 Saving and restoring
11.1 Saving your configuration and server profiles
11.2 Restoring the configuration
11.2.1 Restoring server profiles
11.2.2 Restoring blade server configurations
11.2.3 Restoring PRIMERGY rack server configurations
11.3 Deleting backup files on the management station
11.4 Restoring VIOM-specific configurations
11.4.1 Restoring an IBP module configuration
11.4.2 Deleting the configuration of an uninstalled IBP module
11.4.3 Restoring the configuration of a server blade slot
11.4.4 Restoring the blade server chassis configuration
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12 Importing and exporting server profiles
12.1 Exporting server profiles
12.2 Importing server profiles
12.3 Format of export files
12.3.1 The Objects element
12.3.2 The ServerProfiles element
12.3.3 The ServerProfile element
12.3.4 The IOChannel element
12.3.5 The Address element
12.3.6 The BootEnvironment element
12.3.7 The ISCSIBootConfiguration element
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12.3.8 The FCBootConfiguration element
12.3.9 The DCBConfiguration element
12.3.10 The FunctionConfiguration element
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13 VIOM scenarios
13.1 Shifting tasks from one server blade to another
13.2 Moving tasks using the server profile failover
13.3 Disaster Recovery
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14 VIOM database
14.1 VIOM Backup Service
14.1.1 Configuring the job schedule on Windows
14.1.1.1 Syntax of Quartz cron expressions
14.1.2 Configuring the job schedule on Linux
14.1.3 Configuring the output directories
14.1.4 Starting the Backup Service on Windows
14.1.5 Starting the VIOM Backup Service on Linux
14.1.6 Logging the Backup Service
14.2 Restoring the VIOM database on Windows
14.2.1 Restoration via SQL Server Management Studio
14.2.2 Restoration via Enterprise Manager
14.2.3 Checking the database backup
14.3 Restoring the VIOM database on Linux
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15.1 Replacing IBP modules
15.2 VIOM address ranges
15.3 Creating diagnostic data
15.4 Event logging
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ServerView Virtual-IO Manager
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Introduction
You use the ServerView Virtual-IO Manager (Virtual-IO Manager or VIOM for
short) software to manage the input/output parameters (I/O parameters) of following servers:
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PRIMERGY blade server (BX600, BX400, BX900)
In Japan, BX600 blade servers are not supported.
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PRIMERGY rack server (RX200 S7, RX300 S7, RX350 S7)
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PRIMERGY tower server (TX300 S7)
When PRIMERGY rack servers are mentioned below, both, the
PRIMERGY rack servers and the PRIMERGY tower servers, are
meant.
Additionally the LAN connection blade, the Intelligent Blade Panel (IBP) in
PRIMERGY blade servers, can be managed via VIOM.
As an extension to the ServerView Operations Manager, it is possible to manage a large number of PRIMERGY blade servers and PRIMERGY rack
servers centrally by the central management station using VIOM. This
includes virtualizing and, for blade servers, saving the server blade-specific
I/O parameters (MAC addresses, WWN addresses, I/O connections including the boot parameters) and configuring and managing a blade server's Intelligent Blade Panel in a hardware-independent server profile.
This server profile can be assigned to a PRIMERGY rack server or server
blade:
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For PRIMERGY rack servers: A server profile can be assigned to a
PRIMERGY rack server and can also be moved from one PRIMERGY
rack server to another.
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For blade servers: The server profile can be assigned to a server blade
using VIOM and can also be moved between different server blades of
the same or of another blade server.
By assigning the server profiles to a server, you can start the required application without having to reconfigure the SAN and LAN network.
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VIOM provides an easy-to-use Web-based graphical user interface, which
you can launch using the ServerView Operations Manager. Using this interface, you can carry out all the necessary tasks for managing the I/O parameters of a PRIMERGY blade server or PRIMERGY rack server and for the
LAN connection blade, the IBP module in PRIMERGY blade server.
VIOM also provides a comprehensive command line interface, which you
can use to perform administrative VIOM tasks in a script-based environment.
The VIOM CLI (command line interface) provides an easy-to-use interface for
creating scripts and automating administrative tasks.
The command line interface is available both on Windows and Linux platforms, and you install it using separate installation packages. For more information on VIOM CLI, see the documentation entitled "ServerView Virtual-IO
Manager Command Line Interface".
1.1
Target groups and objective of this manual
This manual is aimed at system administrators, network administrators and
service professionals, who have a sound knowledge of hardware and software. The manual describes the functionality and user interface of theVirtualIO Manager.
1.2
System requirements
Central management station
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Operating system for the central management station
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Microsoft Windows® ServerTM 2003 all editions
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Microsoft Windows® ServerTM 2003 R2 all editions
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Microsoft Windows® ServerTM 2008 all editions
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Microsoft Windows® ServerTM 2008 R2 all editions
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Linux Novell (SLES10): SP2 and SP3
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Red Hat RHEL 5.6/5.7/5.8
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Red Hat RHEL 6, 6.1/6.2
In Japan: Novell SLES is not supported.
ServerView Virtual-IO Manager can also be installed in Virtual Machine
(VM) under Windows Hyper-V or VMware ESX server. The operating
system running on the VM must be one of the above listed operating systems and must be supported by the used hypervisor.
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ServerView Operations Manager as of Version 5.50.13
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Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 6.0, update 31 or higher
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Fire wall settings
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Port 3172 must be opened for TCP/IP connection to Remote Connector Service.
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Port 162 must be opened to receive SNMP traps from iRMC when
managing PRIMERGY rack servers.
You can also obtain the current requirements from the release notes. You find
the release notes e.g. on a Windows-based management station under Start
- [All] Programs - Fujitsu - ServerView Suite - Virtual-IO Manager Release Notes.
License
You must purchase licenses to use the Virtual-IO Manager. At least one
license is required. Each license contains a count which determines the
allowed number of server profile assigns. If more than one license is registered, the counts are added together.
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1.3
Supported Hardware
Managed BX600 blade servers
Supported systems: BX600 S3 with MMB S3. For information on the required
firmware version, see the release notes included.
The following table shows which server blades are supported with which
range of functions.
Server blade
Scope of functions
BX620 S2, BX620 S3 Server profiles without I/O virtualization but with network connection definition
BX620 S4, BX620 S5, Server profiles with I/O virtualization and network
BX620 S6
connection definition
BX630
Server profiles without I/O virtualization but with network connection definition
BX630 S2
Server profiles with I/O virtualization and network
connection definition
Table 1: Supported server blades
For information on the BIOS and iRMC firmware version, see the release
notes supplied.
The Virtual-IO Manager can only manage BX600 chassis with S3
management blades (MMB S3) that are assembled with the following:
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You must not mix the modules within a fabric.
Fabric 2 can also be empty. Only one of the permitted connection
blades can be inserted in fabric 1 and 2 at each time.
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1.3 Supported Hardware
In Japan, BX600 blade servers are not supported.
Managed BX400 blade servers
Supported systems: BX400 with MMB S1. For information on the required
firmware version, see the release notes supplied.
The following table shows which server blades are supported with which
range of functions.
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Scope of functions
BX920 S2,
BX920 S3
Server profiles with I/O virtualization and network connection
definition
BX922 S2
Server profiles with I/O virtualization and network connection
definition
BX924 S2,
BX924 S3
Server profiles with I/O virtualization and network connection
definition
Table 2: Supported server blades
For information on the BIOS and iRMC firmware version, see the release
notes supplied.
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The Virtual-IO Manager can only manage BX400 chassis with S1
management blades (MMB S1) that are assembled with the following:
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LAN connection blades (PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1 Gb
36/8+2 (SB11), PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1 Gb 36/12
(SB11A), PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1 Gb 18/6 (SB6), or PY
CB Eth Switch/IBP 10 Gb 18/8 (SBAX2)) in switch mode or
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LAN pass thru connection blades (PY CB Eth Pass Thru 10
Gb 18/18)
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LAN connection blades (PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1 Gb
36/8+2, PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1 Gb 36/12, PY CB Eth
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LAN pass thru connection blades (PY CB Eth Pass Thru 10
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FC switch blades of the type Brocade 5450, or
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FC pass thru connection blades (PY CB FC Pass Thru 8
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In fabric 3: same as fabric 2
The LAN connection blades in fabric 3 must run in the same mode.
However, only one connection blade can be inserted in fabric 3.
You must not switch the mode of a LAN connection blade if you are
using the Virtual-IO Manager to manage the BX400 chassis.
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1.3 Supported Hardware
Managed BX900 blade servers
Supported systems: BX900 with MMB S1. For information on the required
firmware version, see the release notes supplied.
The following table shows which server blades are supported with which
range of functions.
Server
blade
Scope of functions
BX920 S1,
BX920 S2,
BX920 S3
Server profiles with I/O virtualization and network connection
definition
BX922 S2
Server profiles with I/O virtualization and network connection
definition
BX924 S2,
BX924 S3
Server profiles with I/O virtualization and network connection
definition
BX960 S1
Server profiles with I/O virtualization and network connection
definition
Table 3: Supported server blades
For information on the BIOS and iRMC firmware version, see the release
notes supplied.
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The Virtual-IO Manager can only manage BX900 chassis with S1
management blades (MMB S1) that are assembled with the following:
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CB Eth Switch/IBP 10 Gb 18/8 (SBAX2)) in switch mode or
IBP mode, or
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LAN pass thru connection blades (PY CB Eth Pass Thru 10
Gb 18/18)
In fabric 2:
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LAN connection blades (PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb
36/8+2, PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb 36/12, PY CB Eth
Switch/IBP 1Gb 18/6, or PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 10 Gb
18/8) in switch mode or IBP mode, or
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LAN pass thru connection blades (PY CB Eth Pass Thru 10
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FC pass thru connection blades (PY CB FC Pass Thru 8
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The LAN connection blades in a fabric must run in the same mode.
However, only one connection blade can be inserted in a fabric.
You must not switch the mode of a LAN connection blade if you are
using the Virtual-IO Manager to manage the BX900 chassis.
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Managed PRIMERGY rack servers und PRIMERGY tower servers
The following PRIMERGY rack and tower server models are supported:
PRIMERGY Scope of functions
model
RX200 S7
RX300 S7
RX350 S7
Assign VIOM server profiles with I/O address virtualization
and boot configuration for the onboard LAN ports and the supported PCI controller.
Network connection definition is not supported.
TX300 S7
For information on the BIOS and iRMC firmware version, see the release
notes supplied.
The following PCI controllers are supported for all the above PRIMERGY
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Emulex 8Gb FC HBA LPe 12002
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PCI controller
Scope of functions
Emulex 10GbE OCe10102 Define physical functions and type (LAN,
CNA
FCoE, iSCSI) of physical functions.
Assign virtual addresses to physical function
and optionally define boot parameter.
This CNA supports two physical functions for
each of both physical ports. The first physical
function must be of type LAN. The physical
functions for the two physical ports must be
defined similarly. This means that the storage
function for both physical ports must be of the
same type. When using iSCSI with iSCSI boot
the iSCSI initiator must be identical. Exception: physical port is completely disabled.
Emulex 8Gb FC HBA
LPe 12002
Assign virtual WWPN and WWNN.
INTEL 2-port 10GbE
(D2755 – Niantec)
Assign virtual MAC.
Optionally define the first and second boot tarEmulex 8Gb FC HBA LPe get and LUN.
1250 (1 channel)
Disable I/O ports.
Optionally define PXE boot per port.
INTEL 4-port (D2745 - BarDisable I/O ports.
ton Hills)
There is no explicit disable
INTEL 2-port (D2735 functionality for I/O ports in
Kawela 82576NS)
VIOM. I/O ports that are not
INTEL Eth Ctrl 4x1Gb Cu
defined in a VIOM profile will
PCIe x4 (D3045)
be implicitly disabled if the
device supports this funcINTEL Eth Ctrl 2x1Gb Cu
tionality.
PCIe x4 (D3035)
INTEL 10GbE 10GBaseT(RJ45) PCIe LAN
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1.4 Changes since the previous edition
For information on the required firmware version, see the release notes supplied.
1.4
Changes since the previous edition
The current edition is valid for ServerView Virtual-IO Manager V3.1 and
replaces the online manual "PRIMERGY ServerView Suite, ServerView Virtual-IO Manager V3.0", Edition March 2012.
ServerView Virtual-IO Manager V3.1 includes the following new features:
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2x1Gb Cu PCIe x4 (D3035), and INTEL 10GbE 10GBase-T(RJ45) PCIe
LAN in PRIMERGY rack servers.
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"Defining networks (LAN) (for blade servers only)" on page 30, "IO-Channels step (Create Server Profile wizard)" on page 190, and "IO-Channels
step (Edit Server Profile wizard)" on page 208).
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DCB settings also possible for iSCSI (see " CNA Parameter step
(Create Server Profile wizard)" on page 200 and "CNA Parameter step
(Edit Server Profile wizard)" on page 218).
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Video Redirection for server blades and rack servers (see "Server Configuration tab" on page 151).
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User-specific display properties are stored session independent (see
"Preferences dialog box" on page 238).
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Support of JAVA Runtime Environment 7 (only with ServerView Operation Manager 6.10)
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The section "High Availability - HA" has been updated and now includes
VMware HA (see "High-Availability (HA) support" on page 48).
ServerView Suite link collection
Via the link collection, Fujitsu Technology Solutions provides you with numerous downloads and further information on the ServerView Suite and PRIMERGY servers.
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For ServerView Suite, links are offered on the following topics:
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Forum
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Service Desk
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Manuals
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Product information
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Security information
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Software downloads
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Training
The downloads include the following:
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Current software statuses for the ServerView Suite as well as additional Readme files.
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Information files and update sets for system software components
(BIOS, firmware, drivers, ServerView agents and ServerView
update agents) for updating the PRIMERGY servers via ServerView Update Manager or for locally updating individual servers via
ServerView Update Manager Express.
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The current versions of all documentation on the ServerView
Suite.
You can retrieve the downloads free of charge from the Fujitsu Technology Solutions Web server.
For PRIMERGY servers, links are offered on the following topics:
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Service Desk
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Manuals
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Product information
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Spare parts catalogue
Access to the link collection
You can reach the link collection of the ServerView Suite in various ways:
1. Via ServerView Operations Manager.
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Select Help – Links on the start page or on the menu bar.
This opens the start page of the ServerView link collection.
2. Via the ServerView Suite DVD 2 or via the start page of the online documentation for the ServerView Suite on the Fujitsu Technology Solutions
manual server.
You access the start page of the online documentation via the following link:
http://manuals.ts.fujitsu.com
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In the selection list on the left, select Industry standard servers.
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Click the menu item PRIMERGY ServerView Links.
This opens the start page of the ServerView link collection.
3. Via the ServerView Suite DVD 1.
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In the start window of the ServerView Suite DVD 1, select the
option Select ServerView Software Products.
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Click Start. This takes you to the page with the software products of
the ServerView Suite.
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On the menu bar select Links.
This opens the start page of the ServerView link collection.
1.6
Documentation for the ServerView Suite
The documentation for the ServerView Suite can be found on the ServerView
Suite DVD 2 supplied with each server system.
The documentation can also be downloaded free of charge from the Internet.
You will find the online documentation at http://manuals.ts.fujitsu.com under
the link Industry standard servers.
For an overview of the documentation to be found under ServerView Suite
as well as the filing structure, see the ServerView Suite sitemap (ServerView Suite – Site Overview).
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1.7
Typographic conventions
The following typographic conventions are used:
Convention Explanation
Indicates various types of risk, namely health risks, risk of data
loss and risk of damage to devices.
Indicates additional relevant information and tips.
bold
Indicates references to names of interface elements.
monospace
Indicates system output and system elements, e.g., file names
and paths.
monospace
semibold
Indicates statements that are to be entered using the keyboard.
blue conIndicates a link to a related topic.
tinuous text
pink conIndicates a link to a location you have already visited.
tinuous text
<abc>
Indicates variables which must be replaced with real values.
[abc]
Indicates options that can be specified (syntax).
[key]
Indicates a key on your keyboard. If you need to enter text in
uppercase, the Shift key is specified, for example, [SHIFT] +
[A] for A. If you need to press two keys at the same time, this is
indicated by a plus sign between the two key symbols.
Screenshots
Some of the screenshots are system-dependent, so some of the details
shown may differ from your system. There may also be system-specific differences in menu options and commands.
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Virtual-IO Manager - Introduction
This chapter provides a general introduction to the concept of the Virtual-IO
Manager (VIOM).
2.1
Virtual addresses
Physical MAC addresses and WWN addresses are stored on the network
card or in the host bus adapter (HBA) of a server blade or PRIMERGY rack
server. If a server blade or PRIMERGY rack server has to be exchanged or
the operating system and/or the application has to be started on another
server, usually the LAN or SAN network has to be reconfigured. This means
that whilst the MAC address and the WWN addresses identify a physical
server blade, several administrators have to be involved.
To separate the administration areas from each other, it is necessary to keep
the I/O parameters (MAC and WWN) outwardly constant.
Using virtual addresses instead of the MAC addresses or WWN addresses
stored on the NIC (network interface card) or in the HBA, the addressing
remains constant even when a server blade is exchanged at the slot or a
PRIMERGY rack server is replaced by another one.
2.2
Special connection blade for blade server
Up to now, blade servers have been used essentially to connect the LAN
(Local Area Network) and Fibre Channel ports (FC ports) of individual server
blades to the LAN and SAN networks (SAN - Storage Area Network) using
switch blades or pass-thru blades, which are inserted in the blade chassis. It
is the responsibility of the LAN or SAN administrators to manage these
switches. This leads to an overlap of the different administration areas.
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Figure 1: Overlapping areas of responsibility
As the areas of responsibility overlap, this means that up to three administrators may be involved if a server blade's configuration changes, e. g.
because a server blade has to be replaced due to hardware problems and, as
a result, the switches have to be reconfigured.
The onboard LAN and FC controllers in the server blade are connected to the
installed LAN or FC switches via a midplane and are, in turn, connected to
the LAN and SAN network via their uplink ports. Providers use specific protocols or protocol extensions for switches from different manufacturers,
which can lead to interoperability problems between the internal and external
switches of different providers.
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To resolve these problems, the switch blades installed in the blade server
can be replaced by special connection blades. The following connection
blade are available for this:
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For SAN:
BX600: BX600 4/4Gb FC Switch 12port (SW4016, SW4016-D4) in the
Access Gateway mode (FC AG)
BX400/BX900: Brocade 5450 8 Gb Fibre Channel Switch in the Access
Gateway mode (FC AG)
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For LAN:
BX600: BX600 GbE Intelligent Blade Panel 30/12 or 10/6 (IBP GbE)
BX400/BX900: Connection Blade PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb 36/8+2,
PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb 36/12, PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb 18/6, or
PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 10 Gb 18/8 in the IBP mode. (The connection
blades can run in switch mode, in IBP mode, or in End Host Mode
(EHM).)
These connection blades offer the advantage of a switch (cable consolidation) without the above-mentioned disadvantages.
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Figure 2: Separate areas of responsibility
2.3
Management with VIOM - Procedure
You use the ServerView Virtual-IO Manager (VIOM) to manage the connection blades of a blade server and to maintain the relevant I/O parameters
constant at the chassis slot of a blade server or at the PRIMERGY rack
server. VIOM is installed on the central management station and integrated in
the ServerView Operations Manager.
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2.3 Management with VIOM - Procedure
For blade servers, management with VIOM essentially includes the following
functions:
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Defining the network paths on the Intelligent Blade Panel (IBP module)
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Defining the I/O parameters (including virtual addresses) of a server
blade
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Saving the I/O parameters in combination with the required network
paths in server profiles
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Assigning the server profiles to the server blades or to empty slots as
well as moving a server profile between any number of server blades
You can assign the server profiles to any number of different server blades of
a blade server or even to another blade server, provided that the required network connections are available on the respective chassis.
For PRIMERGY rack servers, management with VIOM essentially includes
the following functions:
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Defining the I/O parameters (including virtual addresses) of a PRIMERGY rack server
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Saving the I/O parameters in server profiles
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Assigning the server profiles to a PRIMERGY rack server
Before you can execute the functions above, a blade server chassis or PRIMERGY rack server must be managed by VIOM. You also do this using the
GUI of the Virtual-IO Manager (see chapter "Managing servers with VIOM"
on page 257).
Management using VIOM is divided into the following key steps:
1. Before VIOM can work with a blade server chassis or PRIMERGY rack
server it must be managed by VIOM.
2. For blade servers with IBP, you can define external network connections.
3. You then define the corresponding profiles for all applications/images
and save them in the server profile repository on the central management
station.
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4. You can then assign these server profiles to any of the individual slots of
a blade server or to a PRIMERGY rack server.
5. If required, you can remove the assignment of the server profile.
For blade server, you can move the profiles from one blade server slot to
another, or move them to another blade server. For PRIMERGY rack
servers, you can move the profiles from one server to another server.
2.4
Defining networks (LAN) (for blade servers only)
In order for VIOM to be able to switch the network paths correctly when
assigning profiles, first VIOM has to know which networks are present on the
respective chassis on which uplink ports.
This also makes it possible to separate individual server blades or groups of
server blades from a network perspective so that two server blade groups do
not have any connection to each other in terms of network.
Defining network paths on an IBP module includes the following steps:
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Defining an uplink set.
An uplink set comprises one or several uplink ports. An uplink port is an
external port that connects the chassis with your LAN infrastructure. If
an uplink set is used by several virtual network connections (VLANs),
the uplink set is referred to as a shared uplink set.
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Defining one or several networks that are assigned to the uplink set.
The definition of a network in the context of VIOM, refers to
the allocation of a meaningful name for network access from
outside the network
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2.4 Defining networks (LAN) (for blade servers only)
If a blade server chassis is managed by VIOM, manual configurations (not done by VIOM) of an IBP connection blade are not
supported. Manual configuration of IBP connection blades might
result in incorrect behavior of VIOM or get lost during configuration
by VIOM. Before managing a chassis by VIOM IBP connection
blades should be set to factory default setting except IP address configuration of the administrative interface, user assigned name and
access protocol (SSH or telnet).
By default, the IBP module (IBP 10/6) is supplied with the following configuration.
Figure 3: Standard configuration of the IBP module (10/6)
All uplink ports of the IBP module (IBP 10/6) are combined in one uplink set.
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In the case of IBP 30/12, the first 8 uplink ports are combined in one
uplink set by default, and all 30 downlinks are connected with this
standard uplink set.
Using VIOM, you can change the standard configuration of an IBP module.
You can combine several uplink ports into one uplink set as well as define
several uplink sets for a LAN connection blade. This gives you several independent network paths e. g. for different applications (e. g. database server,
communication server) or individual areas (e. g. development, accounting or
personnel administration).
To find out what happens when you activate the management of a
blade server using the Virtual-IO Manager with the standard IBP configuration, see section"VIOM internal operations on blade servers"
on page 261 .
The following figure provides an overview of typical uplink sets that you can
configure using VIOM.
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Figure 4: Typical uplink sets
The uplink ports can be assigned to an uplink set as active ports or as backup ports. As a result, there are different ways of configuring an uplink set:
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"Port backup" configuration
When you configure a "port backup", you define an uplink set with at
least two uplink ports, and configure one of these as an active port and
the other as a backup port. In this case, the active port switches to the
backup port if an error occurs (linkdown event for all active ports). In the
figure shown, this could be the uplink sets (1) and (2) if for each of these
one port of the uplink set is configured as an active port and one port as a
backup port.
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Link aggregation group
By grouping several active uplink ports in one uplink set, a link
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aggregation group (LAG) is formed. By providing several parallel connections, you achieve higher level of availability and a greater connection capacity. In the figure above, this could be the uplink sets (1) and
(2) if both uplink ports of these uplink sets are configured as active ports.
If an uplink set has several backup ports, these backup ports also form a
link aggregation group automatically in the case of a failover. It is essential that the ports of an external LAN switch, which are linked to a LAG,
form a static LAG.
Using VIOM, it is possible to define a number of networks:
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Internal networks (Internal network)
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Single networks (Single network)
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Virtual networks with VLAN IDs (VLAN networks)
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Virtual networks with VLAN IDs/native VLAN ID (VLAN networks)
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Service LAN (Dedicated service network)
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Service VLAN (Service VLAN networks)
The network types in bold indicate their corresponding names in the VIOM
GUI.
Internal networks
An internal network refers to a network connection within the IBP, in which
server blades are only linked to each other. However, no uplink ports are
assigned to this network connection.
In this case, it is an internal connection via the IBP module.
It makes sense to have an internal network if the server blades only need to
communicate amongst each other and, for security reasons, there must be
no connection to an external network.
In the figure, (3) represents an internal network.
"Single" networks
VIOM interprets a "single" network as an uplink set that is only used for
access in one network.
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A key attribute of a "single" network is that it is VLAN transparent. You can
therefore channel several external networks with different VLAN tags (or also
without VLAN tags) through a "single" network.
Packets with or even without a VLAN tag, which arrive at the uplink ports
from outside the network, are channeled to the related server blades with the
corresponding network. The same applies to the network packets that come
from the server blades.
In the figure, (1) and (2) illustrate "single" networks.
Virtual networks with VLAN IDs
Depending on the IBP module, you have 6 to 12 uplink ports available. You
can define as many different networks as there are uplink ports. If networks
are to be created with backup ports or with a link aggregation group, then the
number of possible networks on an IBP module is automatically reduced.
You can get around this restriction regarding the uplinks that are physically
available by defining virtual networks (Virtual Local Area Network - VLAN).
By setting up virtual networks, which can be identified by unique numbers
known as VLAN IDs, you can set up several logical networks that are completely separate from each other from a technical and network perspective.
These networks share an uplink set ("shared uplink set") without the server
blades of one virtual network being able to communicate with server blades
of the other virtual networks.
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Figure 5: Networks with VLAN ID
In the figure above, two shared uplink sets are configured on the IBP module.
Two virtual networks VLAN10 and VLAN20 with the VLAN IDs 10 and 20
are assigned to the upper shared uplink set, and two virtual networks
VLAN21 and VLAN30 with the VLAN IDs 20 and 30 are assigned to the
lower shared uplink set. Although both uplink sets have virtual networks with
the VLAN ID 20, these are two different virtual networks. Server blade 2 cannot communicate with server blade 3.
Packets that come from outside the network, which have a VLAN tag that
corresponds to the VLAN ID of a virtual network, are transferred in precisely
this VLAN network. Before the packet exits the module on the server blade
side, the VLAN tag of a virtual network is removed in the same way as a "portbased" VLAN.
Packets that come from outside the network, which have a VLAN tag that
does not match any VLAN ID of a virtual network, are not transferred. They
are dropped.
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Packets that come from outside the network with no VLAN tag are also
dropped. This behavior can be changed by configuring a virtual network as
native VLAN (see "Virtual network with a VLAN ID as native VLAN" on page
37).
Packets that come from a server blade, which do not have a VLAN tag, are
routed in the VLAN network to which the LAN port of the server blade is connected. In the process, VLAN tags with the VLAN ID of the virtual network
are added to these packets. These packets exit the IBP module at the uplink
ports of the related uplink set with this VLAN tag.
Packets that come from a server blade, which have a VLAN tag, are not
transferred to a VLAN network. They are either dropped or transferred elsewhere (e.g. to service networks). But VLAN networks can also be used with
tagged packets when the network is used in tagged mode (see "Virtual networks with VLAN ID used in tagged mode" on page 38 ).
Virtual network with a VLAN ID as native VLAN
You can select a virtual network of a shared up link set as the default or
"native" VLAN. All packages that do not contain a VLAN ID will be allowed
through this connection.
Packets that come from outside the network, which do not have a VLAN tag,
are routed in the network with the native VLAN ID and assigned a corresponding VLAN tag in the process.
Packets that come from outside the network, which have a VLAN tag that
corresponds to the native VLAN ID, are not transferred in any of the networks
belonging to the uplink set. They are dropped.
Packets that come from a server blade to the native VLAN network, exit an
IBP module without a VLAN tag. The VLAN tag is therefore removed from
the network packet before it exits the IBP module at the uplink port.
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Figure 6: Networks with a VLAN ID and a native VLAN ID
In the figure above, the VLAN ID 10 is defined as the native VLAN ID in the
upper shared uplink set. As a result, the data packets of server blade 1 with
the VLAN ID 10 (red) exit the uplink without a VLAN ID tag. Incoming data
packets without a VLAN ID tag are assigned the VLAN ID 10 internally.
These data packets are only transferred to server blade 1.
Virtual networks with VLAN ID used in tagged mode
While normally the VLAN IDs of packets that leave the IBP on the server
blade side are removed, it is possible to use a VLAN network in tagged
mode. This means that all packets retain their VLAN tag when they are transmitted to the server blade. Packets that arrive on the server blade side of the
IBP must have a VLAN tag with the corresponding VLAN ID if they are to
transferred to this VLAN network in tagged mode.
Packets without a VLAN tag are dropped unless there is a VLAN network in
untagged mode associated with the same downlink.
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Figure 7: Virtual networks with VLAN ID used in tagged mode
Several VLAN networks in tagged mode can be used on the same IBP downlink port. They can also be combined with service networks.
The mode in which a VLAN network is used is controlled by network definitions in a server profile. It cannot be specified within the network settings.
The advantage of the tagged mode is that the same VLAN networks can be
used either untagged for separate server blades on different downlinks or
tagged for one server blade with separate virtual machines on one downlink.
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Dedicated service networks
Figure 8: Dedicated service networks
The dedicated service network is designed to separate LAN traffic of an
iRMC from the operating system LAN traffic if the iRMC is not using a separate management LAN but is configured to share its LAN traffic with an
onboard LAN port of the server blade. In order to separate the LAN traffic of
iRMC and operating system in this case, the iRMC must also be configured
to use a VLAN tag for its LAN packets. A dedicated service network defined
with the same VLAN ID as used by the iRMC allows the tagged iRMC LAN
packets to be routed to specific uplink port(s) (external port(s)), whereas the
other LAN packets from the operating system are routed to a separate uplink
port.
In addition, the dedicated service network can also be used to route the LAN
packages of a virtual NIC defined in the operating system running on the
server blade to specific uplink ports. In order to do this, the virtual NIC in the
operating system must be configured to send all packets with a VLAN tag.
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The same VLAN tag must be specified when defining the dedicated service
network that is to transport these packages.
The behavior of a dedicated service network is such that it receives tagged
packets from the server blade, but the tags are stripped when they leave the
uplink port. Incoming untagged packets at the uplink port are tagged and sent
to the corresponding downlink ports (internal ports)/blade server as tagged
packets. Incoming tagged packets at uplink ports are dropped.
Note that dedicated service networks may overlap on the downlink ports with
single networks, VLAN networks, other dedicated service networks, and
Service VLAN networks (explained below). The untagged packets received
from the server blade or uplink port should obey the rule of the single network
or VLAN network that overlaps with the dedicated service network.
The VLAN tags of the overlapping VLAN networks, dedicated service networks and Service VLAN networks must be different.
Dedicated service networks cannot overlap with any other network at the
uplink ports. This means the uplink ports of a dedicated service network can
only be assigned to this dedicated network.
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Service VLAN networks
Figure 9: Service VLAN networks
The Service VLAN networks are designed to separate LAN packages of multiple virtual NICs defined in the operating system running on the server blade
and route them to specific uplink (external) ports. To do this, the different virtual NICs in the operating system must be configured to send their packages
with a VLAN tag that is identical to the Service VLAN ID of the Service
VLAN network.
The behavior of a Service VLAN network is such that it receives tagged packets with the Service VLAN ID from the server blade and forwards them to
uplink ports as tagged packets. The LAN packages leave the IBP tagged at
the uplink ports. Incoming tagged packets with the Service VLAN ID (at the
uplink port) are sent to the corresponding downlink (internal) ports/blade
servers as tagged packets.
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Note that Service VLAN networks may overlap on the downlink ports (with
single networks, VLAN networks, dedicated service networks and other Service VLAN networks). The untagged packets received from the server blade or
uplink port should obey the rule of the overlapping single network or VLAN
network.
The VLAN tags of the overlapping VLAN networks, dedicated service networks and Service VLAN networks must be different.
Different Service VLAN networks may share the same uplink ports. If the
port that is member of the Service VLAN network receives tagged packets
with the Service VLAN ID (SVID) of a specific Service VLAN network, these
received tagged packets will be forwarded based on the definition of this Service VLAN network. The Service VLAN networks with disjoint uplink sets may
have identical SVIDs.
Service VLAN networks may also share the same uplink ports with VLAN
networks. The VLAN tag of Service VLAN networks and VLAN networks
sharing the same uplink ports must be different.
2.5
Server profiles
A server profile contains the following VIOM-specific parameters:
1. Defining the connection in external networks (see section "Defining network paths (LAN)" on page 277), only for blade servers
2. Defining the physical identity in the form of I/O addresses (MAC, WWN)
3. Defining the boot devices with parameters
To activate a server profile of this type, it must be assigned to a server blade
slot or a PRIMERGY rack server.
For a blade server, it can be moved to another slot if required (e. g. in the
event of server blade failure). The server blade in another slot thereby
assumes the identity of the previous server blade. In this way, server profiles
allow the available blade hardware to be used flexibly.
In this context, VIOM provides the option to define a slot as a spare slot. If a
problem occurs or maintenance work needs to be carried out, you can trigger
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a server profile failover, which searches for a suitable spare server blade that
will assume the tasks of the failed server blade.
To use server profiles, you must do the following in the Virtual-IO Manager:
1. Define a server profile
2. Assign the profile to a slot or a PRIMERGY rack server
2.5.1 Defining server profiles
A server profile is made up of a set of parameters that contain the related
VIOM parameters. These include:
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(Virtual) MAC addresses and WWN addresses
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Boot parameters
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For blade servers only: LAN connections for the I/O channels of a server
blade
The server profiles are stored centrally and independently of hardware under
a user-defined name in a server profile repository on the central management
station.
2.5.2 Assigning server profiles
The server profiles that are stored in the central server profile repository can
be assigned to the slots of a blade server or to a PRIMERGY rack server
using VIOM. In order to do this, the blade server or PRIMERGY rack server
must be managed by VIOM. In addition, you must switch off the server blade
in the corresponding slot or the PRIMERGY rack server in order to assign a
server profile to this slot or PRIMERGY rack server.
For blade servers, a server profile can also be assigned to an empty slot. A
slot can thus be prepared for use at a later date. Using virtual addressing, you
can, e. g. quickly replace a faulty server blade by preconfiguring another
server blade without changing the configuration.
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2.5.3 Dedicated LAN connections (only for blade servers)
You can assign each I/O port of a server blade to an explicit network in the
server profile. As a server profile is not connected to any hardware, only the
network name is recorded in it.
If a server profile is assigned to a slot, the downlinks connected to the I/O
channels of the slot are added to the IBP modules in the specified network.
The networks explicitly named in the server profile must be configured beforehand in the affected IBP modules.
If non-VIOM capable LAN modules are installed (Open Fabric mode), you
cannot set any dedicated LAN connections (paths). In this case, you must
work with profiles whose I/O ports do not contain any network assignment.
2.5.4 Virtualizing I/O parameters
Virtualizing the physical server identity in the form of physical MAC addresses, WWN addresses and boot parameters is a key function of the ServerView Virtual-IO Manager software.
By defining virtual I/O addresses and boot parameters as part of a server profile, you can easily move an operating system image or an application from
one server blade or PRIMERGY rack server to another.
The following basic I/O parameters belong to the virtualization parameters:
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Virtual MAC address (LAN)
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Virtual WWN addresses (Fibre Channel)
You can also define the iSCSI boot parameters for LAN ports which are
defined as iSCSI boot devices. For each Fibre Channel HBA port the following SAN boot configuration parameters can be virtualized:
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Boot
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1st target port name (WWPN of the target device)
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1st target LUN
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2nd target port name (WWPN of the target device)
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2nd target LUN
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Blade Servers
The virtualization I/O parameters of all the server blades of a chassis are
stored in a specific table in the management blade (MMB) of this blade
server. When a server blade powered on, checks are run in the boot phase to
determine whether virtualization parameters are defined in the MMB table for
this server blade slot. These parameters are transferred to the I/O adapters
so that the virtualized addresses are used in the same way as the physical
addresses assigned by the manufacturer. This ensures that no changes need
to be made if a server blade is exchanged or a server profile moved.
If a server blade or a mezzanine card is removed from a blade server and
inserted in the slot of another blade server that is not managed by VIOM, then
the physical I/O addresses assigned by the manufacturer will be used automatically. The same applies if the virtualization of the I/O addresses for a slot
is switched off, e. g. if the corresponding server profile is moved.
If the central management server is switched off or the connection between
the management station and the management blade is interrupted, all the
blade servers use the configuration last defined.
Once the connection to the external networks is configured and the server
profiles assigned with virtualization parameters by the ServerView Virtual-IO
Manager, the management station does not necessarily have to run with the
Virtual-IO Manager software. To operate the "virtualized" blade server chassis, the software is not required.
PRIMERGY rack servers
The virtualization I/O parameters of a PRIMERGY rack server are stored in a
specific table in the baseboard management controller (iRMC) of the server.
When a PRIMERGY rack server is powered on, checks are running in the
boot phase to determine whether virtualization parameters are defined in the
iRMC table. These parameters are transferred to the I/O adapters so that virtualized addresses are used in the same way as the physical addresses
assigned by the manufacturer.
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If the virtualization of the I/O addresses for a slot is switched off, e. g. if the
corresponding server profile is unassigned, the physical I/O addresses
assigned by the manufacturer will automatically be reactivated in the next
boot phase.
The iRMC of a PRIMERGY rack server loses virtualization I/O parameter
table during power failures. So the table has to be rewritten by ServerView Virtual-IO Manager before the server is powered on again. This restoration process is done automatically. But this requires that the management station has
to be kept running as long as PRIMERGY rack servers are managed. For further information, see "VIOM-internal operations on a PRIMERGY rack
server" on page 266.
2.6
Server profile failover (for blade servers only)
If a problem occurs or maintenance work needs to be carried out, VIOM provides the option to move the server profiles from the affected server blade to
a suitable server blade within the same blade server.
In order to do this, you must define spare slots that assume the tasks of the
other server blade in such a case. It is advisable to install server blades at
the spare slots so that they are available if a problem occurs or maintenance
work needs to be carried out. A failover of this type can only take place if the
server blade on which the failover is to take place is switched off.
If a server blade fails, for example, you launch the failover function via the
context menu of the corresponding server blade. VIOM then searches for a
spare slot that has a server blade to which the server profile can be assigned.
Once such a slot has been found, the profile assignment on the affected
server blade is deleted, and the server profile is assigned to the new server
blade. The new server blade thus assumes the role of the failed server blade
including the network addresses.
The Virtual-IO Manager does not make any changes to the boot
image in a SAN and does not clone any disk images to the local hard
disk of the replacement server blade.
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2.7
High-Availability (HA) support
VIOM supports the following high-availability environment:
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Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V cluster with ServerView Operations Manager and ServerView Virtual-IO Manager installed on a virtual machine
with Windows Server operating system.
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VMware HA with ServerView Operations Manager and ServerView Virtual-IO Manager installed on a virtual machine with Windows Server operating system.
This means that the ServerView management station is a virtual machine running on a Windows 2008 Hyper-V cluster or in a VMware HA environment.
High availability of Hyper-V cluster
The following Hyper-V high-availability configurations will be supported:
Operating system
Admin server if HA
Guest
OS
Hypervisor
Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise (x86, x64) SP2
or higher
P
---
Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard (x86, x64) SP2
or higher
P
---
Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter [*]
P
P
[Hyper-V]
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise [*]
P
P
[Hyper-V]
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard [*]
P
P
[Hyper-V]
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Operating system
Admin server if HA
Guest
OS
Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation [*]
P
Hypervisor
P
[Hyper-V]
Windows Server 2008 Standard (x86, x64) [*]
P
P
[Hyper-V]
(only x64)
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (x86, x64) [*]
P
P
[Hyper-V]
(only x64)
Figure 10: Supported Hyper-V high-availability configurations
[*] The Windows Server Core Installation option is not supported for admin
server and guest OS on VM.
To set up the Windows 2008 Hyper-V cluster and the virtual machine that will
be controlled from it, click here for the Microsoft instructions:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732181%28v=ws.10%29.aspx
If there is a fault in the Hyper-V cluster node, the Microsoft cluster will perform a failover action of the Hyper-V environment to the other cluster node
and restart the virtual machine that is acting as the ServerView Suite management station.
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Figure 11: Failover action of the Hyper-V environment to the other cluster node
In the failover clustering of the Hyper-V environment, ServerView
supports the cold migration of virtual machines.
To setup the Hyper-V cluster, proceed as follows:
On the primary node:
1. Connect with shared storage.
2. Configure BIOS.
3. Install Hyper-V roles.
4. Install and configure EMC Solutions Enabler (if used).
5. Add a failover clustering function.
6. Create a Hyper-V virtual network.
7. Create clusters.
8. Prepare virtual machines.
9. Register virtual machines in clusters.
10. Install and configure storage management software.
11. Install and configure VM management software.
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12. Install and configure ServerView Operations Manager and ServerView
Virtual-IO Manager.
On the secondary node:
1. Connect with shared storage.
2. Configure BIOS.
3. Install Hyper-V roles.
4. Install and configure EMC Solutions Enabler (if used).
5. Add a failover clustering function.
6. Create a Hyper-V virtual network.
7. Install Hyper-V roles.
8. Add a failover clustering function.
9. Create a Hyper-V virtual network.
10. Create clusters.
11. Prepare virtual machines.
12. Register virtual machines in clusters.
13. Operate the management station in a cluster.
For details of items 7 to 13, refer to the Hyper-V manual.
If an error occurs on a VM guest, the operation will continue if the VM guest is
switched over.
High availability of VMware HA
To make use of the high-availability functionality of VMware HA, you must
use the operating system VMware Infrastructure 3 with the two concepts
Cluster and Resource Pool.
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Figure 12: Architecture and typical configuration of VMware Infrastructure 3
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Figure 13: Host failover with VMware HA
VMware HA links up multiple ESX/ESXi servers to form a cluster with
shared resources. If one host fails, VMware HA reacts immediately by
restarting any affected virtual machine on a different host. The cluster is
created and managed via VirtualCenter.
For a detailed description of the high-availability functionality with VMware
HA, visit http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vmware_ha_wp.pdf.
HA functionality supported by Virtual-IO Manager
HA functionality is supported by Virtual-IO Manager by the following measures:
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The central ServerView Virtual-IO Manager service is configured to be
restarted automatically in the event of failure. This automatic restart of
the service is configured during installation of Virtual-IO manager. By
default the following restart behavior is configured:
o
The first restart of the service is tried 5 seconds after unexpected termination of the service.
o
The second restart is tried 30 seconds after termination of the service.
o
Subsequent restarts are tried 60 seconds after termination of the
service.
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The restart counter is reset after 600 seconds.
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The details of this configuration cannot be seen via the normal graphical user interface of the service manager. To see
the details, you must use the command line interface of the
service manager. The command sc qfailure ServerViewVirtualIOManagerService displays the current configuration, where ServerViewVirtualIOManagerService is
the name of the service.
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The ServerView Virtual-IO Manager Backup service is also configured
for automatic restart in the event of failure during installation.
By default the Virtual-IO Manager Backup service is not configured to start automatically, as it requires configuration.
By default the following restart behavior is configured:
o
The first restart of the service is tried 5 seconds after unexpected termination of the service.
o
The second restart is tried 30 seconds after termination of the service.
o
Subsequent restarts are tried 120 seconds after termination of the
service.
o
The restart counter is reset after 600 seconds.
The details of this configuration cannot be seen via the normal graphical user interface of the service manager. To see
the details, you must use the command line interface of the
service manager. The command sc qfailure ServerViewVirtualIOBackupService displays the current configuration where ServerViewVirtualIOManagerService is
the name of the service.
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If the Virtual-IO Manager is interrupted during a configuration request (for
example, creation of networks in an IBP connection blade or assignment
of a VIOM server profile) while executing configuration commands on
hardware modules, Virtual-IO Manager will undo the changes already
made the next time the service starts. This means that, when the serv-
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ice has restarted, the configuration should be the same as it was just
before the interrupted request.
Some configuration actions of the Virtual-IO Manager user
interface consist of several “independent” internal configuration requests. The Virtual-IO Manager can only undo
the last internal configuration request.
If Virtual-IO Manager successfully executes all necessary
changes for a request but is just interrupted while sending
the response to the Virtual-IO Manager client, the changes
will not be undone.
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The transaction concept of the Virtual-IO Manager should allow you to
restart the service and execute the described undo actions if the database is not corrupted by the SQL database service used.
What Virtual-IO Manager does not do
Virtual-IO Manager does not control the availability of the ServerView VirtualIO Manager service. It also does not check the availability of the virtual
machine that is used as the ServerView Suite management station. The
letter should be done by the Microsoft Hyper-V cluster if it is correctly configured.
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Installation and uninstallation
You can install the Virtual-IO Manager on a central management station
(CMS) under Windows or Linux (see section "Installing the Virtual-IO Manager on a Windows-based CMS" on page 58 and "Installing the Virtual-IO
Manager on a Linux-based CMS" on page 73).
Please check first the requirements for installing the Virtual-IO Manager on
CMS (see section "Prerequisites for the VIOM installation" on page 57).
If a previous version is already installed on the management station, an
update installation runs automatically when you install the new version. All
previous VIOM configurations and definitions remain the same (see section
"Updating the Virtual-IO Manager on a Windows-based CMS" on page 72)
and "Updating the Virtual-IO Manager on a Linux-based CMS" on page 89.
If you want to use the command line interface of the Virtual-IO Manager
(VIOM CLI), you must install the VIOM CLI software package. You will find
details on how to install and use VIOM CLI in the "Virtual-IO Manager Command Line Interface" manual.
3.1
Prerequisites for the VIOM installation
The requirements for installing the Virtual-IO Manager on a central management station are as follows:
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Operating system for the central management station
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Microsoft Windows® ServerTM 2003 all editions
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Microsoft Windows® ServerTM 2003 R2 all editions
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Microsoft Windows® ServerTM 2008 all editions
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Microsoft Windows® ServerTM 2008 R2 all editions
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Linux Novell (SLES10): SP2 and SP3
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Novell (SLES 11): SP1 and SP2
o
Red Hat RHEL 5.6/5.7/5.8
o
Red Hat RHEL 6, 6.1/6.2
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In Japan: Novell SLES is not supported.
ServerView Virtual-IO Manager can also be installed in Virtual Machine
(VM) under Windows Hyper-V or VMware ESX server. The operating
system running on the VM must be one of the above listed operating systems and must be supported by the used hypervisor.
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Installed software packages
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ServerView Operations Manager as of Version 5.50.13
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Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 6.0, update 31 or higher
Together with ServerView Operations Manager 6.10, it is
also possible to use JRE version 7.0, update 7 or higher.
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Fire wall settings
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Port 3172 must be opened for TCP/IP connection to Remote Connector Service.
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Port 162 must be opened to receive SNMP traps from iRMC when
managing PRIMERGY rack servers.
You can also obtain the current requirements from the release notes. You find
the release notes e.g. on a Windows-based management station under Start
- [All] Programs - Fujitsu - ServerView Suite - Virtual-IO Manager Release Notes.
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Installing the Virtual-IO Manager on a Windowsbased CMS
The corresponding software is supplied with the PRIMERGY ServerView
Suite DVD1. You can find the entire software for the PRIMERGY ServerView Suite under ServerView Software Product Selection. To find the Virtual-IO Manager software package SV_VIOM.exe in this product selection,
choose ServerView – Virtual-IO Manager.
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3.2.1 Installing the Virtual-IO Manager using a graphical interface
Installation process
1. Insert the PRIMERGY ServerView Suite DVD 1 in the DVD-ROM drive.
If the DVD does not start automatically, click the setup.exe file in the
root directory of the DVD-ROM.
2. Select the option ServerView Software Products.
3. Click Start.
4. In the next window, select the required language.
5. Select ServerView – Virtual-IO Manager.
6. Double-click the SV_VIOM.exe. The installation wizard is launched.
After determining a number of parameters of the existing operating system base, the following window is displayed:
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7. Click Next.
Accept the license agreement by selecting the corresponding option.
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8. Click Next.
Enter your name and the name of your company/organization. You must
also specify whether the settings should only apply for the current user
or for any user working on this system. Select the corresponding option.
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9. Click Next.
If you select Select address ranges for IO Virtualization, you can
specify address ranges for virtual addressing.
If you want to use the automatic assignment of virtual addresses in server profiles, you must have already defined address
ranges here.
10. Click Next.
If you did not select Select address ranges for IO Virtualization in the
previous window, clicking Next brings you to the Ready to Install the
Application window in which you start the installation.
If you selected Select address ranges for IO Virtualization, the following window opens:
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In this window, specify which address range the Virtual-IO Manager
should use for virtual MAC addresses. The virtual MAC addresses are
assigned automatically in a profile for the LAN ports during the server profile definition.
Eight predefined MAC address ranges are available for selection, which
do not overlap (MAC Address Range 1 to MAC Address Range 8).
Each of these address ranges contains 8000 MAC addresses. If such a
range is insufficient, you can also select a range double the size using
MAC Address Range 1 and 2 to MAC Address Range 7 and 8.
Each of these areas contains 16000 MAC addresses.
If you have an address range of your own that you wish to use for virtual
MAC addresses, then select it in the Custom MAC Address Range
drop-down menu. In this case, the fields in Custom MAC Address
Range Parameters, in which you can enter the start and end MAC
address of the address range, become active.
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The validity of the MAC address input is not checked. Please
confirm that your input address is valid before you click Next.
If you have several installations of the Virtual-IO Manager in
your LAN network, then you must ensure that the address
ranges used do not overlap. Otherwise addresses may be
assigned several times.
To change the range of the address after installation is finished,
you must uninstall the Virtual-IO Manager and install it again.
Therefore, if it is possible that addresses may have to be added
after the Virtual-IO Manager is set up, we recommend that you
install it without selecting the address range. You should input a
virtual address when creating the server profile.
11. Click Next.
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In this window, specify which address range the Virtual-IO Manager
should use for virtual WWN addresses. The virtual WWN addresses are
assigned automatically for the Fibre Channel ports of an optional Fibre
Channel mezzanine card during the server profile definition, whereby
each port has two addresses (a WWPN - World Wide Port Name and a
WWNN - World Wide Node Name).
Eight predefined WWN address ranges are available for selection, which
do not overlap (WWN Address Range 1 to WWN Address Range 8).
Each individual address range contains 32,767,487 WWN addresses.
If you have an address range of your own that you wish to use for virtual
WWN addresses, then select it in the Custom WWN Range drop-down
menu. In this case, the fields in Custom WWN Address Range Parameters, in which you can enter the start and end WWN address, become
active.
The validity of the WWN address input is not checked. Please
confirm that your input address is valid before you click Next.
If you have several installations of the Virtual-IO Manager in
your Storage network, then you must ensure that the address
ranges used do not overlap. Otherwise addresses may be
assigned several times.
To change the range of the address after installation is finished,
you must uninstall the Virtual-IO Manager and install it again.
Therefore, if it is possible that addresses may have to be added
after the Virtual-IO Manager is set up, we recommend that you
install it without selecting the address range. You should input a
virtual address when creating the server profile.
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12. Click Next.
Once you have made all your entries, click Next to start the installation.
If you want to make further changes, click Back to return to the previous
window.
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13. Click Next. The installation of the Virtual-IO Manager is started. The following window is then displayed:
14. Click Next to launch the License Manager.
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15. Click Register new license.
Enter at least one valid license here so that you can use the Virtual-IO
Manager functions. You can enter several licenses here. For more information on the License Manager, see section "License management" on
page 90
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The licenses are not version bound.
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Licenses purchased with Virtual-IO Manager versions prior
to V2.4 are also still valid. These licenses (v1) contain a
chassis count which is multiplied by 18 to get the assign
count used in licenses (v2) purchased with Virtual-IO Manager V2.4 or later.
16. Click Exit in the VIOM License Manager dialog box to exit the License
Manager. The dialog box closes.
17. Click Finish to end the installation.
3.2.2 Installing the Virtual-IO Manager using the command line
interface
The Virtual-IO Manager can be installed using the command line interface.
You start the installation via the installation package SV_VIOM.exe which
you will find on the ServerView Suite DVD 1 under ServerView – Virtual-IO
Manager.
The installation parameters like address ranges and VIOM license can be
specified by command line. The following syntax is supported:
SV_VIOM.exe /q [DO_ADDRESS_RANGE_SELECTION=true|false][MAC_
RANGE=<mac_range>][MAC_START="<mac_address_start>"]
[MAC_END="<mac_address_end>"][WWN_RANGE=<wwn_range>][WWN_
START="<wwn_address_start>"][WWN_END="<wwn_address_
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end>"][DEBUG_MODE=true|false][VIOM_LICENSE_KEY = "<key_
value>"]
Command line parameters for installation:
DO_ADDRESS_RANGE_SELECTION
Possible values are:
true
You want to set MAC_RANGE and WWN_RANGE (default value).
false
You do not want to set MAC_RANGE and WWN_RANGE.
MAC_RANGE
Possible values are:
NONE
No predefined MAC address range (default value)
MAC1
Range 00:19:99:3E:D2:A1 - 00:19:99:3E:F1:E0
MAC2
Range 00:19:99:3E:F1:E1 - 00:19:99:3F:11:20
MAC3
Range 00:19:99:3F:11:21 - 00:19:99:3F:30:60
MAC4
Range 00:19:99:3F:30:61 - 00:19:99:3F:4F:A0
MAC5
Range 00:19:99:3F:4F:A1 - 00:19:99:3F:6E:E0
MAC6
Range 00:19:99:3F:6E:E1 - 00:19:99:3F:8E:20
MAC7
Range 00:19:99:3F:8E:21 - 00:19:99:3F:AD:60
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MAC8
Range 00:19:99:3F:AD:61 - 00:19:99:3F:CC:A1
MAC12
Range 00:19:99:3E:D2:A1 - 00:19:99:3F:11:20
MAC34
Range 00:19:99:3F:11:21 - 00:19:99:3F:4F:A0
MAC56
Range 00:19:99:3F:4F:A1 - 00:19:99:3F:8E:20
MAC78
Range 00:19:99:3F:8E:21 - 00:19:99:3F:CC:A1
MAC_CUSTOM
Custom range must be set with the MAC_START and MAC_END
parameters.
MAC_START, MAC_END
These parameters must be set if MAC_Custom is specified.
The values must be in hexadecimal format, for example
"11:22:33:44:55:66".
WWN_RANGE
Possible values are:
NONE
No predefined WWN address range (default value)
WWN1
Range 50:01:99:93:ED:2A:10:00 -- 50:01:99:93:EF:1E:0D:FF
WWN2
Range 50:01:99:93:EF:1E:0E:00 - 50:01:99:93:F1:12:0B:FF
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WWN3
Range 50:01:99:93:F1:12:0C:00 - 50:01:99:93:F3:06:09:FF
WWN4
Range 50:01:99:93:F3:06:0A:00 - 50:01:99:93:F4:FA:07:FF
WWN5
Range 50:01:99:93:F4:FA:08:00 - 50:01:99:93:F6:EE:05:FF
WWN6
Range 50:01:99:93:F6:EE:06:00 - 50:01:99:93:F8:E2:03:FF
WWN7
Range 50:01:99:93:F8:E2:04:00 - 50:01:99:93:FA:D6:02:FF
WWN8
Range 50:01:99:93:FA:D6:02:00 - 50:01:99:93:FC:CA:00:00
WWN_CUSTOM
Custom range must be set with the WWN_START and WWN_
END parameters.
WWN_START, WWN_END
These parameters must be set if WWN_Custom is specified.
The values must be in hexadecimal format, for example
"11:22:33:44:55:66:77:88".
DEBUG_MODE
Possible values are:
true
Enable debug mode (default value)
false
Disable debug mode
VIOM_LICENSE_KEY
The license key
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Example
1. SV_VIOM.exe /q MAC_RANGE=MAC_CUSTOM MAC_
START="11:22:33:44:55:66" MAC_
END="22:33:44:55:66:77" WWN_RANGE=WWN_CUSTOM WWN_
START="33:44:55:66:77:88:99:AA" WWN_
END="44:55:66:77:88:99:AA:BB" VIOM_LICENSE_KEY
=abcdef
2. SV_VIOM.exe /q MAC_RANGE=MAC78 WWN_RANGE=WWN8 VIOM_
LICENSE_KEY=abcdef
3. SV_VIOM.exe /q DO_ADDRESS_RANGE_SELECTION=false
VIOM_LICENSE_KEY=abcdef
3.3
Updating the Virtual-IO Manager on a Windowsbased CMS
If you have already installed a previous version, an update installation runs
automatically when you install the Virtual-IO Manager. In this case, all userspecific configurations and definitions remain the same.
An update installation starts in the same way as a full installation (see section "Installing the Virtual-IO Manager on a Windows-based CMS" on page
58). But the update installation takes place once you have confirmed the
license agreement and exited the readme window by clicking Next.
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Once the update installation is complete, the final window of the installation
wizard confirms that the update installation has been successful, just like in
the full installation. Exit the installation wizard by clicking Finish.
3.4
Installing the Virtual-IO Manager on a Linux-based
CMS
The corresponding software is supplied with the PRIMERGY ServerView
Suite DVD1. You can find the entire software for the PRIMERGY ServerView Suite under ServerView Software Product Selection. To find the Virtual-IO Manager software package like 3.1.0_2012.08.15.zip in this product
selection, choose ServerView – Virtual-IO Manager.
Please check the requirements for installing the Virtual-IO Manager to see
whether the Linux distribution you use is supported by the Virtual-IO Manager
(see section "Prerequisites for the VIOM installation" on page 57).
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3.4.1 Installing the Virtual-IO Manager using a graphical interface
If you want to use the graphical installation, an X Windows server should be
installed on your desktop computer. Check the prerequisites for the VIOM
installation (see section "Prerequisites for the VIOM installation" on page 57).
Installation process
1. Set the DISPLAY environment variable:
export DISPLAY=<IP-address|host name>:0.0
Example
export DISPLAY=111.22.33.115:0.0
2. If you prefer to have a dedicated directory for each VIOM package,
create one (e.g. /root/VIOM_3.1.0) and copy the zip file (e.g. VIOM_
3.1.0.2012.08.15.zip) from the installation medium to that directory and
unzip it:
mkdir /root/VIOM_3.1.0
cp VIOM_3.1.0.2012.08.15.zip /root/VIOM_3.1.0
cd /root/VIOM_3.1.0
unzip VIOM_3.1.0.2012.08.15.zip
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3. After these preparations, start the installation by launching the GUI:
sh install_viom.sh
The welcome window opens.
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4. Click Next.
Accept the license agreement by selecting the corresponding option.
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5. Click Next.
Enter your name and the name of your company/organization.
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6. Click Next.
Enter the data on the ServerView database. The database user svuser
has been created during ServerView installation and is used by VIOM as
well.
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7. Click Next.
If you select Select address ranges for IO Virtualization, you can
specify address ranges for virtual addressing.
If you want to use the automatic assignment of virtual addresses in server profiles, you must have already defined address
ranges here.
8. Click Next.
If you did not select Select address ranges for IO Virtualization in the
previous window, clicking Next brings you to the Ready to Install the
Application window in which you start the installation.
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If you selected Select address ranges for IO Virtualization, the following window opens:
In this window, specify which address range the Virtual-IO Manager
should use for virtual MAC addresses. The virtual MAC addresses are
assigned automatically in a profile for the LAN ports during the server profile definition.
Eight predefined MAC address ranges are available for selection, which
do not overlap (MAC Address Range 1 to MAC Address Range 8).
Each of these address ranges contains 8000 MAC addresses. If such a
range is insufficient, you can also select a range double the size using
MAC Address Range 1 and 2 to MAC Address Range 7 and 8.
Each of these areas contains 16000 MAC addresses.
If you have an address range of your own that you wish to use for virtual
MAC addresses, then select it in the Custom MAC Address Range
drop-down menu. In this case, the fields in Custom MAC Address
Range Parameters, in which you can enter the start and end MAC
address of the address range, become active.
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Validity of MAC address input is not checked. Please advance to the
next screen after confirming your input address is valid.
The validity of the MAC address input is not checked. Please
confirm that your input address is valid before you click Next.
If you have several installations of the Virtual-IO Manager in
your LAN network, then you must ensure that the address
ranges used do not overlap. Otherwise addresses may be
assigned several times.
To change the range of the address after installation is finished,
you must uninstall the Virtual-IO Manager and install it again.
Therefore, if it is possible that addresses may have to be added
after the Virtual-IO Manager is set up, we recommend that you
install it without selecting the address range. You should input a
virtual address when creating the server profile.
9. Click Next.
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In this window, specify which address range the Virtual-IO Manager
should use for virtual WWN addresses. The virtual WWN addresses are
assigned automatically for the Fibre Channel ports of an optional Fibre
Channel mezzanine card during the server profile definition, whereby
each port has two addresses (a WWPN - World Wide Port Name and a
WWNN - World Wide Node Name).
Eight predefined WWN address ranges are available for selection, which
do not overlap (WWN Address Range 1 to WWN Address Range 8).
Each individual address range contains 32,767,487 WWN addresses.
If you have an address range of your own that you wish to use for virtual
WWN addresses, then select it in the Custom WWN Range drop-down
menu. In this case, the fields in Custom WWN Address Range Parameters, in which you can enter the start and end WWN address, become
active.
The validity of the WWN address input is not checked. Please
confirm that your input address is valid before you click Next.
If you have several installations of the Virtual-IO Manager in
your Storage network, then you must ensure that the address
ranges used do not overlap. Otherwise addresses may be
assigned several times.
To change the range of the address after installation is finished,
you must uninstall the Virtual-IO Manager and install it again.
Therefore, if it is possible that addresses may have to be added
after the Virtual-IO Manager is set up, we recommend that you
install it without selecting the address range. You should input a
virtual address when creating the server profile.
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10. Click Next to launch the License Manager.
11. Click Register new license.
Enter at least one valid license here so that you can use the Virtual-IO
Manager functions. You can enter several licenses here. For more information on the License Manager, see section "License management" on
page 90. Then click OK
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The licenses are not version bound.
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Licenses purchased with Virtual-IO Manager versions prior
to V2.4 are also still valid. These licenses (v1) contain a
chassis count which is multiplied by 18 to get the assign
count used in licenses (v2) purchased with Virtual-IO Manager V2.4 or later.
12. Click Exit in the VIOM License Manager dialog box to exit the License
Manager. The dialog box closes.
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13. In the final screen you may view the release notes or the installation log.
14. Click Finish to end the installation.
3.4.2 Installing the Virtual-IO Manager using the command line
The installation script install_viom.sh may also be used in a non-graphical
installation, as explained here. You find the script in the directory where you
unzipped the VIOM software package (see "Installing the Virtual-IO Manager
using a graphical interface" on page 74). Simply use the --no-gui switch and
enter suitable parameters.
The following syntax is supported:
sh install_viom.sh
[ -–dbhost=<ip-address|hostname>][ -–dbport=<port-number>]
[-–dbuser=<username>][ -–dbpasswd=<password>]
[ --mac-range=<first-mac-addr>,<last-mac-addr>|MAC<x>|MAC<xy>]
[ --wwn-range=<first-wwn-addr>,<last-wwn-addr>|WWN<x>]
[ -–no-gui][ --license-key=<key-string>]
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[ --check-prerequisites][ --lang[ en|ja]][ -u|--upgrade]
[ -q|--quiet][ -f|--force][ -i|--installdir][ -v|--verbose]
[ -h|--help]
Command line parameters for installation:
--dbhost
IP-address or hostname of the database server
--dbport
Port number of the database server
--dbuser
ServerView Operations Manager username in the database, by default
svuser
--dbpasswd
Password in the database (by default the ServerView Operations Manager database has no password)
--mac-range
MAC address range.
Custom range must be set with the MAC start address and the MAC end
address. The values must be in hexadecimal format, for example
"11:22:33:44:55:66".
Predefined MAC address ranges must be separated by a comma. Possible values for predefined MAC address ranges are:
MAC1
Range 00:19:99:3E:D2:A1 - 00:19:99:3E:F1:E0
MAC2
Range 00:19:99:3E:F1:E1 - 00:19:99:3F:11:20
MAC3
Range 00:19:99:3F:11:21 - 00:19:99:3F:30:60
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MAC4
Range 00:19:99:3F:30:61 - 00:19:99:3F:4F:A0
MAC5
Range 00:19:99:3F:4F:A1 - 00:19:99:3F:6E:E0
MAC6
Range 00:19:99:3F:6E:E1 - 00:19:99:3F:8E:20
MAC7
Range 00:19:99:3F:8E:21 - 00:19:99:3F:AD:60
MAC8
Range 00:19:99:3F:AD:61 - 00:19:99:3F:CC:A1
MAC12
Range 00:19:99:3E:D2:A1 - 00:19:99:3F:11:20
MAC34
Range 00:19:99:3F:11:21 - 00:19:99:3F:4F:A0
MAC56
Range 00:19:99:3F:4F:A1 - 00:19:99:3F:8E:20
MAC78
Range 00:19:99:3F:8E:21 - 00:19:99:3F:CC:A1
--wwn-range
WWN address range.
The values for a custom address range must be in hexadecimal format,
for example "11:22:33:44:55:66:77:88".
Predefined WWN address ranges must be separated by a comma. Possible values for predefined WWN address ranges are:
WWN1
Range 50:01:99:93:ED:2A:10:00 -- 50:01:99:93:EF:1E:0D:FF
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WWN2
Range 50:01:99:93:EF:1E:0E:00 - 50:01:99:93:F1:12:0B:FF
WWN3
Range 50:01:99:93:F1:12:0C:00 - 50:01:99:93:F3:06:09:FF
WWN4
Range 50:01:99:93:F3:06:0A:00 - 50:01:99:93:F4:FA:07:FF
WWN5
Range 50:01:99:93:F4:FA:08:00 - 50:01:99:93:F6:EE:05:FF
WWN6
Range 50:01:99:93:F6:EE:06:00 - 50:01:99:93:F8:E2:03:FF
WWN7
Range 50:01:99:93:F8:E2:04:00 - 50:01:99:93:FA:D6:02:FF
WWN8
Range 50:01:99:93:FA:D6:02:00 - 50:01:99:93:FC:CA:00:00
--no-gui
Run installation in console mode, non-gui installation
--license-key
The license key for the Virtual IO Manager
--check-prerequisites
Only check prerequisites and exit
--lang
VIOM installation language
Possible values:
en
English
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ja
Japanese
--upgrade|-u
Run installation in upgrade mode if you upgrade from one VIOM version
to another
--quiet|-q
Silent installation
--force|-f
Force installation without rpm and error checks
--installdir|-i
Path to the installation directory tree up to and including subdirectory
RPMS (default:current directory)
--verbose|-v
More logging details in the log files
Example
sh install_viom.sh -–no-gui
-–dbhost=127.0.0.1 -–dbport=9212
--mac-range=00:19:99:3E:D2:A1,00:19:99:3E:F1:E0
--wwn-range=50:01:99:93:ED:2A:10:00,50:01:99:93:EF:1E:0D:FF
--license-key=AAA-BBBB-CCCC-DDDD-EEEE-FFFF-GGGG
3.4.3 Important directories of Virtual-IO Manager
/opt/fujitsu/ServerViewSuite/plugins/viom
In all Linux distributions, this is the installation directory where the
binaries and libraries are stored.
/var/fujitsu/ServerViewSuite/viom
Directory in which variable information of VIOM is usually stored.
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/var/log/fujitsu/ServerViewSuite/viom
Directory in which the VIOM log files are stored.
3.4.4 Collecting diagnostic information
Sometimes it might be necessary to gather diagnostics information in order
to send it to your Fujitsu support service.
In the Manager subdirectory of the VIOM installation directory, you will find a
dump.sh script that you may launch using the following command:
cd /opt/fujitsu/ServerViewSuite/plugins/viom/Manager
sh dump.sh
The dump.sh script collects and generates a set of diagnostics files, zips
them and stores the result in the directory:
/var/fujitsu/ServerViewSuite/viom/dumps/
3.5
Updating the Virtual-IO Manager on a Linux-based
CMS
If you have already installed a previous version, you can run an update installation. In this case, you must specify the –upgrade option when invoking the
installation script:
sh install_viom.sh -upgrade
When running an update installation, all user-specific configurations and definitions remain the same.
An update installation starts in the same way as a full installation (see section "Installing the Virtual-IO Manager on a Linux-based CMS" on page 73).
But the update installation takes place once you have confirmed the license
agreement and exited the readme window by clicking Next.
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Once the update installation is complete, the final window of the installation
wizard confirms that the update installation has been successful, just like in
the full installation. Exit the installation wizard by clicking Finish.
3.6
License management
You need at least one license in order to use VIOM. You purchase licenses
for a certain number of server profiles that can be assigned to server blades
using VIOM.
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The licenses are not version bound.
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Registered licenses for an installed Virtual-IO Manager version
prior to V2.4 are multiplied internally by 18. This means that the
chassis count of these licenses (v1) is converted (x18) into the
assign count used in licenses (v2) used as of Virtual-IO Manager V2.4.
The specified licenses are verified when you launch VIOM:
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If you do not have a valid license, you cannot log in to the VIOM Manager.
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If the number of currently assigned server profiles exceeds the number
of server profiles you are allowed to assign, you cannot make any further
configuration changes except for Unassign Profile (see section "Deleting profile assignments" on page 298 ) or Unmanage(see section "Deactivating management with VIOM" on page 261).
A license check is performed automatically when you install VIOM (see section "Installing the Virtual-IO Manager on a Windows-based CMS" on page
58) and periodically during the running time of the VIOM service.
On Windows, you can also launch the License Manager, the tool for managing licenses, separately from the Windows Start Menu, e.g. to specify new
or additional licenses.
On Linux, you can also launch the License Manager by starting the
license.sh script which you find in the installation directory of VIOM.
1. On Windows: Choose Start – [All] Programs – Fujitsu – ServerView
Suite – Virtual-IO Manager – License Management.
On Linux: Execute the command sh license.sh.
Invalid licenses (e.g. expired or banned licenses) are shown with a red
background.
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2. Click Register new license.
Enter a valid license here. You can also enter several licenses by clicking Register new license again. Each license contains a number of
assigns. This license permits you to assign this number of server profiles.
Licenses purchased with Virtual-IO Manager versions prior to V2.4 are
also still valid. These licenses (v1) contain a chassis count which is multiplied by 18 to get the assign count used in licenses (v2) purchased with
Virtual-IO Manager V2.4 or later.
3. Click Exit in the VIOM License Manager dialog box to exit the License
Manager.
On Linux you can also add a licence without graphical user interface:
cd /opt/fujitsu/ServerViewSuite/plugins/viom/Manager
sh license.sh --license-key=<key> --no-gui
You can also delete licenses, provided that the total number of assignments
of the remaining licenses is not smaller than the number of server profiles
assigned. To do this, launch the License Manager from the Windows Start
Menu or with the license.sh script.
1. On Windows: Choose Start – [All] Programs – Fujitsu – ServerView
Suite – Virtual-IO Manager – License Management.
On Linux: Execute the command sh license.sh.
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2. Select the relevant license and click Deregister licenses. The selected
license is deleted. If the number of allowed assignments is smaller than
the number of assigned server profiles, an error message is displayed
and the deletion process canceled.
On Linux you can also add a licence without graphical user interface:
cd /opt/fujitsu/ServerViewSuite/plugins/viom/Manager
java -jar ./VIOM-LICENSE-MANAGER.jar -remove <key>
In addition to using the License Manager to manage licenses, you can display the licenses assigned in the Virtual-IO Manager interface. To do this,
you must click the Show Licenses button on the Virtual-IO Manager tab.
You use the Show Licenses button on the Virtual-IO Manager tab to
request information on the licenses assigned.
1. To do this, click the Show Licenses button on the Virtual-IO Manager
tab.
2. The Licenses Information dialog box opens.
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3. The information displayed includes the following:
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License code
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Validity period (only relevant for demo licenses)
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Max. number of assignments that are allowed with the licenses
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Number of currently assigned server profiles
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Number of server profiles that can still be assigned with the licenses
For more information, see section "Displaying license information" on page
275.
3.7
Updating ServerView Operations Manager
ServerView Operations Manager may be updated at any time while the Virtual-IO Manager is idle. Thus you should stop the Virtual-IO Manager Service
before starting the update.
Updating ServerView Operations Manager consists of three steps:
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Perform an update installation of ServerView Operations Manager
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Check that the updated version works okay
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Start the Virtual-IO Manager Service
After performing a modify installation of ServerView Operations Manager, you need to start the Virtual-IO Manager Service.
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When you need to uninstall existing ServerView Operations Manager and install the new one, you should uninstall existing Virtual-IO
Manager:
3.8
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Save your configuration by using the Configuration Backup /
Restore button on the Virtual-IO Manager tab
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Uninstall Virtual-IO Manager
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Uninstall ServerView Operations Manager
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Install ServerView Operations Manager
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Install Virtual-IO Manager
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Restore your configuration by using the Configuration Backup
/ Restore button on the Virtual-IO Manager tab
Upgrading or moving the SQL Server database
The ServerView Operations Manager manual (Installation under Windows)
explains what you must be aware of when updating your SQL Server database on the central management station (CMS) or on a remote node.
The following is based on that information. In chapter "Upgrade installations
of SQL Server" two major cases are distinguished:
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Upgrading an SQL Server instance while keeping the instance name
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Moving an SQL Server instance to an instance with a different name
In the former case there there is one thing to add if the Virtual-IO Manager is
running on the central management station. Just make sure that both the Virtual-IO Manager and the Backup Service are stopped before you start upgrading the SQL Server.
In the latter case you must perform two additional steps (while the VIOM services are stopped)
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When you have created the ServerViewDB database in the new
instance, execute a similar command sequence for ViomDB
CREATE DATABASE ViomDB
ON PRIMARY (FILENAME='<data_path>\ViomDB.mdf')
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LOG ON (FILENAME='<data_path>\ViomDB_log.LDF')
FOR ATTACH
DBCC UPDATEUSAGE('ViomDB')
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In the installation directory of the Virtual-IO Manager you will find a Java
properties file called ViomConfig.properties. Change the instance
name to the new value, e.g.:
SqlServerInstance=(local)\\SQLSERVERVIEW2
3.9
Uninstalling the Virtual-IO Manager
Before you uninstall VIOM, you should unmanage all servers. After uninstalling, all information will be lost. Therefore save your server profiles if you
want to use them later.
3.9.1 Uninstalling the Virtual-IO Manager on a Windows-based
CMS
You uninstall the Virtual-IO Manager via the Windows start menu:
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On Windows Server 2003
Select Start – Settings – Control Panel – Add/Remove Programs.
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On Windows Server 2008
Select Start – Control Panel – Programs and Features. To display
the product versions, select Choose Details from the View menu.
Select the Version option and click OK
Under Fujitsu ServerView Virtual-IO Manager select the entry Remove.
This uninstalls the complete package.
3.9.2 Uninstalling the Virtual-IO Manager on a Linux-based
CMS
In order to uninstall VIOM use the unstall_viom.sh script which is found in
the installation directory of VIOM:
cd /opt/fujitsu/ServerViewSuite/plugins/viom/Manager
sh uninstall_viom.sh
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Configuration
In the following sections, you find information on the required configurations
on the managed server.
4.1
Configurations on the managed BX600 Blade
Server
In section "Supported hardware configurations for the connection blades" on
page 97, you can find out what combinations of I/O connection blades are
supported by VIOM.
To manage a blade server with VIOM, you must carry out the following preparatory steps:
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Configure the management blade or management blades, see section
"Configuring the BX600 management blade" on page 99
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Configure the I/O connection blades, see section "Configuring the I/O
connection blades" on page 101
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Define the connection of the IBP modules with the network, see section
"Connecting IBP modules" on page 104
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Add the blade server to the server list of the ServerView Operations Manager, see section "Adding a server to the ServerView server list" on page
135
4.1.1 Supported hardware configurations for the connection
blades
To define dedicated network connections for server blades with networks,
IBP modules are required.
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At least one IBP module must be installed in fabric 1 or in fabric 2 of the
blade server chassis.
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To support a Fibre Channel mezzanine card, you must install a 4 GB Brocade switch blade SW4016-D4 (Fibre Channel switch blade for BX600)
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in fabric 2. FC switch blades do not support any dedicated network connections, but just the virtualization of the I/O parameters instead.
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If you only intend to work with virtual I/O parameters (Open Fabric mode)
and not with dedicated network connections, you can also install nonVIOM-capable LAN modules in fabric 1 or fabric 2. Furthermore, you can
operate non-VIOM-capable LAN modules in fabric 1 with FC modules in
fabric 2.
4.1.1.1 LAN hardware configuration
Using IBP modules
Fabric 1 and fabric 2 have identical configuration restrictions in relation to the
IBP modules. The following table shows you which configurations are supported in Fabric 1 and 2:
Bay 1 (Bay 3) Bay 2 (Bay 4)
IBP 10/6
IBP 10/6 (optional)
IBP 30/12
IBP 30/12 (optional1)
1 Even though this
constellation is possible, it does not make sense because
only the first port can be used from the IBP 30/12 in bay 1 or bay 3.
You can also use different IBP modules within one fabric. In this constellation, however, not all downlinks can be used by the larger
model.
Operation in Open Fabric mode
Open Fabric mode refers to the use of non-VIOM-capable LAN modules
together with the Virtual-IO Manager. In this case, you can only work with virtual I/O parameters, and not with dedicated network connections.
Therefore, if you do not want to use any routing, all combinations are possible
even with non-VIOM-capable I/O connection blades. You must take the following into account:
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You cannot mix LAN and IBP modules within a fabric.
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You can only assign profiles if no networks are defined for their ports.
You can force the assignment of a profile with network definitions by answering the subsequent query accordingly. In
doing so, however, the network definitions are ignored.
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You can operate LAN models of different sizes within a fabric, although
you cannot use all download links from the larger model.
4.1.1.2 Fibre Channel hardware configuration
You can only install the Fibre Channel switch blades in fabric 2. They can be
operated in two different modes:
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in normal switch mode
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in Access Gateway mode
As a result, different combination options are possible. The following table
shows you which configurations are possible and which are supported in fabric 2:
Bay 3
Bay 4
Access Gateway mode Access Gateway mode
Standard switch mode Standard switch mode
Access Gateway mode
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Access Gateway mode
Standard switch mode
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Standard switch mode
4.1.2 Configuring the BX600 management blade
The blade server must be fitted with one or two S3 management blades.
The management blade has two user-friendly user interfaces: a Web interface and a Remote Manager interface per Telnet or SSH protocol (a connection to the management blade is established per Telnet or SSH). You can
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find a detailed description on the interfaces in the ServerView Management
Blade manual for BX600.
Check the following settings in the management blade:
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The management blade must be installed with a specific firmware version. To find out which firmware version you need, see the release notes
included.
You can check the firmware version in the Remote Manager of the management blade. To do this, choose (1) Management Agent – (2) Management Blade. The Management Blade Firmware Version
parameter displays the installed firmware version. You can also check
the version via the Web interface.
If your firmware version is lower than the version required, you must
update it to the required firmware version before you activate VIOM management for the blade server. You can run an update via the Remote
Manager of the management blade. For a MMB S3, choose (4) TFTP
update – (6) Management Blade Update Enable.
After selecting (5) TFTP Update in (4) Management Blade Image File
Name, you first specify the name of the firmware file with the new firmware version.
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You must configure the management blade and connect it to the local network so that it can be accessed from the central management station on
which the ServerView Operations Manager and VIOM are installed.
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Access to the management blade via Telnet or SSH is essential for
VIOM. You must configure the management blade via its Web interface.
To do this, choose Chassis Settings – Network Interface – Telnet or
Chassis Settings – Network Interface – SSH.
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Ensure that the Automatic Inventory Retrieval parameter is set to
automatic. Then the management blade automatically generates the
inventory information required by VIOM when the server blade is inserted.
VIOM needs this inventory information specifically for the
server blades that support the I/O virtualization.
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To check the parameter setting in the Remote Manager of the management blade, choose (1) Management Agent – (3) System Information – (11) Automatic Inventory Retrieval.
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To ensure that the blade server names in the ServerView server list are
unique, you must assign a system name to the blade server chassis.
System names are assigned when the management blade is configured.
4.1.3 Configuring the I/O connection blades
The IBP modules in fabric 1 and the optional connection blades (IBP or Brocade Fibre Channel switch blades) in fabric 2 must be configured and connected to the local network so that they can be accessed from the central
management station on which the ServerView Operations Manager and
VIOM are installed.
You can configure the network parameters of an I/O connection blade using
the easy-to-use Web interface or you can use the Remote Manager of the
management blade.
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Configuration using the Web interface
You can configure the network parameters of an I/O connection blade using
the Web interface of the management blade.
You configure the network parameters of an I/O connection blade as follows:
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In DHCP Enable, select whether the connection blade should be given
its IP address from an DHCP server or not. If you select NO DHCP, you
must enter the IP address, subnet mask and the gateway address.
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Click Apply to activate the settings.
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Configuration using the Remote Manager
You can also configure the network parameters of the I/O connection blades
using the Remote Manager of the management blade.
You configure the network parameters of an I/O connection blade as follows:
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In the Remote Manager, choose (1) Management Agent – (6) Connection Blade.
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Select an I/O connection blade.
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Make the relevant entries for the following parameters
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IP Mode Setting Value
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IP Address Setting Value
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Subnet Mask Setting Value
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Gateway Setting Value
Activate the settings by clicking Apply Network Setting.
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For Fibre Channel switch modules (select FC Switch Blade), you
must also specify access data for the parameters Set Login Username and Set Login Password beforehand for the corresponding
I/O connection blade in the management blade.
4.1.4 Connecting IBP modules
The IBP modules must be connected to the management LAN via the first
uplink port, in other words, the first external LAN port. Here, the management
LAN is the network to which the central management station is connected
and via which you can access the management blades and all I/O connection
blades.
The first uplink port is always the external uplink port of an IBP module on the
very right of the upper row (as seen from behind).
Figure 14: First uplink port of an IBP module
For an IBP 10/6, the first uplink port is port 0/11, and for an IBP 30/12, it is
port 0/31. IBP administration must be granted access to this port.
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For the external switch to which an IBP module is connected for administration, you have to ensure that the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) is
switched off for the port, which is connected to the first uplink port of the IBP
module.
Before you activate management of a blade server with VIOM, only this port
is allowed to have a connection to external LAN switches. Other LAN cables
for the connection with other networks to external switches may only be connected once the management of the blade server with VIOM has been activated. This is because the first six or first eight uplink ports form a static link
aggregation group (LAG) in the IBP standard configuration.
4.1.4.1 Network - Overview
All components such as the management blades and I/O connection blades,
the central management station, and the management console must be interconnected via LAN. It is recommended that you set up a management LAN
that is separate from the productive LAN, as illustrated in the following figure.
If there are not enough physical ports available, a VLAN-based management LAN can also be implemented.
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Figure 15: BX600: Network - Overview
Port 0/11 for an IBP 10/6 or port 0/31 for an IBP 30/12 must be connected to
the central management station.
4.1.4.2 Notes and recommendations
We recommend that you do not use the first uplink port in the network definitions. If you cannot avoid doing so, then you must note the following:
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The speed definition used must remain set to auto negotiate.
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The network that uses this uplink port must not be deleted.
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Otherwise, you may have a situation whereby the corresponding IBP module
can no longer be accessed from the central management station. If this
happens, you must use the console redirection function of the management
blade to configure the IBP module so that it can be accessed again via the
management LAN of the management station. You do this as follows:
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Establish a Telnet or SSH connection to the management blade of the
affected blade server chassis.
Example: Telnet 10.10.10.50 3172
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Enter the authentication data for the management blade.
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In the Remote Manager, choose (3) Console Redirection – (2) Console Redirect Connection Blade.
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Select the affected I/O connection blade (e. g. (1) Console Redirect
GbE IBP Blade 1).
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You are now connected to the selected I/O connection blade. To access
the connection blade from the central management station, the first
uplink port must belong to an uplink set to which a port group is also
assigned.
You can find out what the current settings are by entering the commands
show uplink-set and show port-group.
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Example
(Vty-0) #show uplink-set
Uplink
External
Set Name ports
External
active ports
External
Link Port
IGMP
backup ports state Backup snoop LACP
-------- -------------- ------------ ------------ ----- ------ ----- ---default -
-
1_NET 0/11
0/11
- yes no
yes
no
-
yes yes
yes
no
1_NW1 0/12,0/13,0/14 0/13,0/14
0/12
yes yes
yes
no
1_NW2 0/15,0/16
0/16
yes
yes
no
0/15
yes
(Vty-0
(Vty-0) #show port-group
Port Group Name
Internal Ports
Uplink Set Name
-------------------
--------------
-------------------
default
-
1_INTERN_1
-
1_INTERN_2
1_NET
1_NW1
1_NW2
0/1,0/2
-
default
External Ports
-------------- -
1_NET
1_NW1
1_NW2
0/11
0/12,0/13,0/14
0/15,0/16
In the above example, the first uplink port 0/11 belongs to the uplink set 1_
NET, and the port group 1_NET is assigned to this uplink set.
If port 0/11 does not belong to any uplink set, but should belong to uplink set
1_NET, then enter the following commands:
(Vty-0) #configure
(Vty-0) (Config)#interface 0/11
(Vty-0) (Interface 0/11)#uplink-set 1_NET
(Vty-0) (Interface 0/11)# exit
(Vty-0) (Config)#exit
(Vty-0) #
If the first uplink port 0/11 belongs to the uplink set 1_NET, but no port group
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is assigned to this uplink set (because, for example, 1_NET is to be deleted),
then you can restore the LAN connection to the IBP by adding the port to the
standard uplink set. Enter the following commands:
(Vty-0) #configure
(Vty-0) (Config)#interface 0/11
(Vty-0) (Interface 0/11)#uplink-set default
(Vty-0) (Interface 0/11)# exit
(Vty-0) (Config)#exit
(Vty-0) #
In these cases, however, the configuration used from VIOM no longer
matches the actual configuration. In this case, you should use the VIOM user
interface for the affected IBP module to restore the configuration.
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To do this, go to the Setup tab and click the affected IBP module in the
rear view of the blade server chassis.
The details for the IBP module and the Restore IBP button are then displayed at the bottom on the right.
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Click the Restore IBP button. The IBP module is then programmed
according to the configuration saved in VIOM.
Configurations on the managed BX400 Blade
Server
In section "Supported hardware configurations for the connection blades" on
page 110 you can find out what combinations of I/O connection blades are
supported by VIOM.
To manage a blade server with VIOM, you must carry out the following preparatory steps:
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Configure the management blade or management blades, see section
"Configuring the BX400 management blade" on page 113
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Configure the I/O connection blades, see section "Configuring the I/O
connection blades" on page 114
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Define the connection of the IBP modules with the network, see section
"Connecting IBP modules" on page 115
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Add the blade server to the server list of the ServerView Operations Manager, see section "Adding a server to the ServerView server list" on page
135
4.2.1 Supported hardware configurations for the connection
blades
The following connection blades are supported in a BX400:
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The connection blades PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb 36/8+2, PY CB Eth
Switch/IBP 1Gb 36/12, PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb 18/6, and PY CB
Eth Switch/IBP 10 Gb 18/8 as LAN connection blades. LAN connection
blades can be inserted in connection bay 1 of fabric 1 in order to connect
the onboard LAN ports, in connection bay 2 of fabric 2 in order to connect
the onboard LAN ports of the first mezzanine card, or in connection bays
3 and 4 of fabric 3 in order to connect the LAN ports of the second mezzanine card.
To define dedicated network connections for server blades with networks, you require LAN connection blades in IBP mode. The PY CB Eth
Switch/IBP 1Gb 36/8+2, PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb 36/12, PY CB Eth
Switch/IBP 1Gb 18/6, and PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 10 Gb 18/8 connection blades support a "normal" Layer 2 switch mode and IBP mode.
If you only intend to work with virtual I/O parameters (Open Fabric mode
of the Virtual-IO Manager) and not with dedicated network connections,
you can also use the connection blades in switch mode or you can use
LAN connection blades that do not support IBP mode. This applies separately to the connection blades in each fabric. In other words, you can
operate one connection blade in IBP mode in fabric 1 and one connection
blade in switch mode in fabric 2.
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4.2.1.1 LAN hardware configuration
Using IBP Modules
The following LAN connection blades in IBP mode can be used in fabric 1
(connection bay 1) and fabric 2 (connection bay 2) for the first mezzanine
card:
Bay 1 (Bay2)
PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb 36/8+2 in IBP mode
PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb 36/12 in IBP mode
PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb 18/6 in IBP mode
PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 10 Gb 18/8 in IBP mode
Fabric 3 has configuration restrictions in relation to the IBP modules. The following table shows you which configurations are supported in fabric 3.
Bay 3
Bay 4
PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb
36/8+2 in IBP mode
PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb 36/8+2 in
IBP mode (optional1)
PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb
36/12 in IBP mode
PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb 36/12 in IBP
mode (optional1)
PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb 18/6 PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb 18/6 in IBP
in IBP mode
mode (optional1)
PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 10 Gb
18/8 in IBP mode
PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 10 Gb 18/8 in
IBP mode (optional1)
1 Even though this
constellation is possible, it does not make sense because
only the first port can be used from the IBP module in bay 3.
Operation in Open Fabric mode
Open Fabric mode refers to the use of non-VIOM-capable LAN modules
together with the Virtual-IO Manager. In this case, you can only work with virtual I/O parameters, and not with dedicated network connections.
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Therefore, if you do not want to use any routing, all combinations are possible
even with non-VIOM-capable I/O connection blades. You must take the following into account:
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You cannot mix LAN and IBP modules within fabric 3.
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You can only assign profiles if no networks are defined for their ports.
You can force the assignment of a profile with network definitions by selecting the Ignore ext. LAN connections option
in the profile selection dialog box or by answering the subsequent query accordingly. In doing so, however, the network
definitions are ignored.
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You can operate LAN models of different sizes within fabric 3, although
you cannot use all download links from the larger model.
4.2.1.2 Fibre Channel hardware configuration
You can install the Fibre Channel switch blades in fabric 2 or fabric 3. They
can be operated in two different modes:
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in normal switch mode
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in Access Gateway mode
As a result, different combination options are possible. Fabric 2 and fabric 3
have identical configuration restrictions in relation to the Fibre Channel
switch blades. The following table shows you which configurations are supported in fabric 3:
Bay 3
Bay 4
Access Gateway mode Access Gateway mode (optional1)
Standard switch mode Standard switch mode (optional1)
1Even though this
constellation is possible, it does not make sense because
only the first port can be used from the Fibre Channel switch blade in bay 3.
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4.2.2 Configuring the BX400 management blade
The blade server must be fitted with at least one S1 management blade.
The BX400 management blade has a user friendly Web interface. You can
find a detailed description on the interfaces in the ServerView Management
Blade manual for BX400.
Check the following settings in the management blade:
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The management blade must be installed with a specific firmware version. To find out which firmware version you need, see the release notes
included. You can check the firmware version in the Web interface by
selecting a management blade component on the left and then checking
the value of Firmware Version on the Information tab.
If your firmware version is lower than the version required, you must
update it to the required firmware version before you activate VIOM management for the blade server. You can run an update via the Web interface of the management blade. Open the Information / Operation
section on the left side and select Firmware Update within Operation.
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You must configure the management blade and connect it to the local network so that the management LAN port of the management blade can be
accessed from the central management station on which the ServerView
Operations Manager and VIOM is installed.
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Access to the management blade via Telnet or SSH is essential for
VIOM. You must configure the management blade via its Web interface.
To do this, choose Settings – System Unit – Network Interface –
Management LAN. On the Ethernet tab, check the telnet and SSH settings in the Text based Access section.
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Ensure that the Automatic Inventory Retrieval parameter is set to
automatic, so that the management blade automatically generates the
inventory information required by VIOM when the server blade is inserted.
VIOM needs this inventory information specifically for the
server blades that support the I/O virtualization.
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To check the parameter setting in the Web interface open the Components section and select System – System Unit. The System Information section on the right contains the option Automatic Inventory
Retrieval. If the value of it is not set to automatic, please set it to automatic and remove and insert all blades or perform a power-off and
power-on of the blade server chassis.
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To ensure that the blade server names in the ServerView server list are
unique, you must assign a system name to the blade server chassis.
System names are assigned when the management blade is configured.
4.2.3 Configuring the I/O connection blades
The connection blades in fabric 1 and the optional connection blades in fabric
2 and 3 must be configured and connected to the local network so that they
can be accessed from the central management station on which the ServerView Operations Manager and VIOM are installed.
You can configure the network parameters of an I/O connection blade using
the easy-to-use Web interface of the management blade.
Configuration using the Web interface
It is important that the I/O connection blades of the BX400 can be
accessed from the management station via their management port.
You can configure the network parameters of the management port of an I/O
connection blade using the Web interface of the management blade.
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You configure the network parameters of an I/O connection blade as follows:
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Activate the Enable DHCP option under Management Port Settings if
the connection blade is to receive its IP address from a DHCP server. If
this option is not activated, you must specify the IP address, subnet
mask, and the gateway address.
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Click Apply to activate the settings.
4.2.4 Connecting IBP modules
The PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb 36/8+2, PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb 36/12
LAN, PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb 18/6, and PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 10 Gb
18/8 connection blades support two modes:
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"Normal" Layer 2 switch mode
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IBP mode
For information on how to perform the switch, refer to the Switch Blade user
manual.
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Please note that before you activate blade server management, several uplink ports of a LAN connection blade in IBP mode form a static link aggregation group (LAG). If you activate blade server
management using VIOM, all uplink ports of IBP modules will be
deactivated and will only be reactivated when networks are defined
in the IBP module.
4.2.4.1 Network - Overview
All components such as the management blades and I/O connection blades,
the central management station, and the management console must be interconnected via LAN. It is recommended that you set up a management LAN
that is separate from the productive LAN, as illustrated in the following figure.
If there are not enough physical ports available, a VLAN-based management LAN can also be implemented.
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Figure 16: BX400: Network - Overview
The I/O connection blades must be connected to the central management station via their management port.
4.2.5 Switch stacking support
A stacking function is a group set of IBP(s) connected through Infiniband
CX4 interface of the HiGig/HiGig+ ports. One of the IBP(s) controlled the
operation of the stack modules is called the stack master. Other IBP(s) are
belonging to the stack members of the stack group system.
The stacking software configures each device tables and registers to support
all switching functions, for example, switching, link aggregation, port
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monitoring, spanning tree protocol, VLAN, etc. The entire stack will appear
as a single IBP.
You find a detailed description about Switch Stacking in the manual "PRIMERGY BX900 Blade Server Systems- Ethernet Connection Blade ModuleIBP version (User`s Guide)", chapter 6.
VIOM supports uplink sets and networks on switch stacks. An uplink set can
contain uplink ports from different IBPs in a stack. You can see stacks in the
VIOM GUI on the Setup tab if you click on a stack member. Then all
members of this stack are highlighted: the stack master is yellow shaded; all
other members are green shaded. Beside this, Stack Master or Stack
Member is shown in the details area.
To define, modify, or delete uplink sets and networks in a stack, select one
stack member and start the desired operation. Details can be found in "Defining network paths (LAN)" on page 277.
4.3
Configurations on the managed BX900 Blade
Server
In section "Supported hardware configurations for the connection blades" on
page 119, you can find out what combinations of I/O connection blades are
supported by VIOM.
To manage a blade server with VIOM, you must carry out the following preparatory steps:
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Configure the management blade or management blades, see section
"Configuring the BX900 management blade" on page 121
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Configure the I/O connection blades, see section "Configuring the I/O
connection blades" on page 123
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Define the connection of the IBP modules with the network, see section
"Connecting IBP modules" on page 126
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Add the blade server to the server list of the ServerView Operations Manager, see section "Adding a server to the ServerView server list" on page
135
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4.3.1 Supported hardware configurations for the connection
blades
The following connection blades are supported in a BX900:
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The connection blades PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb 36/8+2, PY CB Eth
Switch/IBP 1Gb 36/12, PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb 18/6, and PY CB
Eth Switch/IBP 10 Gb 18/8 as LAN connection blades. LAN connection
blades can be inserted in connection bays 1 and 2 of fabric 1 in order to
connect the onboard LAN ports and in connection bays 3 and 4 of fabric
2 in order to connect the LAN ports of the first mezzanine card. Irrespective of the defined SMUX setting, the connection blades can be
inserted in connection bays 5 and 6 of fabric 3 or in connection bays 7
and 8 of fabric 4 in order to connect the second mezzanine card.
To define dedicated network connections for server blades with networks, you require LAN connection blades in IBP mode. The PY CB Eth
Switch/IBP 1Gb 36/8+2, PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb 36/12, PY CB Eth
Switch/IBP 1Gb 18/6, and PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 10 Gb 18/8 connection blades support a "normal" Layer 2 switch mode and IBP mode.
If you only intend to work with virtual I/O parameters (Open Fabric mode
of the Virtual-IO Manager) and not with dedicated network connections,
you can also use the connection blades in switch mode or you can use
LAN connection blades that do not support IBP mode. This applies separately to the connection blades in each fabric. In other words, you can
operate connection blades in IBP mode in fabric 1 and connection blades
in switch mode in fabric 2.
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You must install an 8 GB Brocade switch blade in fabric 2 and/or 3 in
order to support a Fibre Channel mezzanine card.
4.3.1.1 LAN hardware configuration
Using IBP modules
All fabrics have identical configuration restrictions in relation to the IBP modules. The following table shows you which configurations are supported in
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fabric 1, fabric 2, fabric 3, and fabric 4.
Bay 1 (Bay 3) (Bay 5) (Bay 7)
Bay 2 (Bay 4) (Bay 6) (Bay 8)
PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb
36/8+2 in IBP mode
PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb 36/8+2 in
IBP mode (optional1)
PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb
36/12 in IBP mode
PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb 36/12 in IBP
mode (optional1)
PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb 18/6 PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb 18/6 in IBP
in IBP mode
mode (optional1)
PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 10
Gb18/8 in IBP mode
PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 10 Gb 18/8 in
IBP mode (optional1)
1 Even though this
constellation is possible, it does not make sense because
only the first port can be used from the IBP module in bay 1, 3, 5 or 7.
Operation in Open Fabric mode
Open Fabric mode refers to the use of non-VIOM-capable LAN modules
together with the Virtual-IO Manager. In this case, you can only work with virtual I/O parameters, and not with dedicated network connections.
Therefore, if you do not want to use any routing, all combinations are possible
even with non-VIOM-capable I/O connection blades. You must take the following into account:
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You cannot mix LAN and IBP modules within a fabric.
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You can only assign profiles if no networks are defined for their ports.
You can force the assignment of a profile with network definitions by selecting the Ignore ext. LAN connections option
in the profile selection dialog box or by answering the subsequent query accordingly. In doing so, however, the network
definitions are ignored.
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You can operate LAN models of different sizes within a fabric, although
you cannot use all download links from the larger model.
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4.3.1.2 Fibre Channel hardware configuration
You can install the Fibre Channel switch blades in fabric 2 or fabric 3. They
can be operated in two different modes:
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in normal switch mode
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in Access Gateway mode
As a result, different combination options are possible. Fabric 2 and fabric 3
have identical configuration restrictions in relation to the Fibre Channel
switch blades. The following table shows you which configurations are supported in fabric 2 and fabric 3:
Bay 3 (Bay 5)
Bay 4 (Bay 6)
Access Gateway mode Access Gateway mode (optional1)
Standard switch mode Standard switch mode (optional1)
1Even though this
constellation is possible, it does not make sense because
only the first port can be used from the Fibre Channel switch blade in bay 3 or
5.
4.3.2 Configuring the BX900 management blade
The blade server must be fitted with at least one S1 management blade.
The management blade has two user-friendly user interfaces: a Web interface and a Remote Manager interface per Telnet or SSH protocol (a connection to the management blade is established per Telnet or SSH). You can
find a detailed description on the interfaces in the ServerView Management
Blade manual for BX900.
Check the following settings in the management blade:
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The management blade must be installed with a specific firmware version. To find out which firmware version you need, see the release notes
included.You can check the firmware version in the Remote Manager of
the management blade. To do this, choose (1) Management Agent –
(2) Management Blade. The Management Blade Firmware Version
parameter displays the installed firmware version. You can also check
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the version via the Web interface.
If your firmware version is lower than the version required, you must
update it to the required firmware version before you activate VIOM management for the blade server. You can run an update via the Remote
Manager of the management blade. For a MMB S1, choose (4) TFTP
update. First specify the IP address of the TFTP server by selecting
option (1) TFTP Server IP Adress. Then specify path and name of the
file with the new firmware version by selecting option (2) Management
Blade Image File Name. After this select option (3) Management
Blade Update Enable.
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You must configure the management blade and connect it to the local network so that the management LAN port of the management blade can be
accessed from the central management station on which the ServerView
Operations Manager and VIOM is installed.
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Access to the management blade via Telnet or SSH is essential for
VIOM. You must configure the management blade via its Web interface.
To do this, choose Settings – System Unit – Network Interface –
Management LAN. On the Ethernet tab, check the telnet and SSH settings in the Text based Access section.
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Ensure that the Automatic Inventory Retrieval parameter is set to
automatic, so that the management blade automatically generates the
inventory information required by VIOM when the server blade is inserted.
VIOM needs this inventory information specifically for the
server blades that support the I/O virtualization.
To check the parameter setting in the Remote Manager of the management blade, choose (1) Management Agent – (3) System Information – (10) Automatic Inventory Retrieval.
To check the parameter setting in the Web interface open the Components section and select System– System Unit. The System Information section on the right contains the option Automatic Inventory
Retrieval. If the value of this is not set to automatic, please set it to
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automatic and remove and insert all blades or perform a power-off and
power-on of the blade server chassis.
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To ensure that the blade server names in the ServerView server list are
unique, you must assign a system name to the blade server chassis.
System names are assigned when the management blade is configured.
4.3.3 Configuring the I/O connection blades
The connection blades in fabric 1 and the optional connection blades in fabric
2, 3, and 4 must be configured and connected to the local network so that
they can be accessed from the central management station on which the
ServerView Operations Manager and VIOM are installed.
You can configure the network parameters of an I/O connection blade using
the easy-to-use Web interface or you can use the Remote Manager of the
management blade.
Configuration using the Web interface
It is important that the I/O connection blades of the BX900 can be
accessed from the management station via their management port.
You can configure the network parameters of the management port of an I/O
connection blade using the Web interface of the management blade.
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You configure the network parameters of an I/O connection blade as follows:
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Activate the Enable DHCP option under Management Port Settings if
the connection blade is to receive its IP address from a DHCP server. If
this option is not activated, you must specify the IP address, subnet
mask, and the gateway address.
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Click Apply to activate the settings.
Configuration using the Remote Manager
You can also configure the network parameters of the I/O connection blades
using the Remote Manager of the management blade.
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You configure the network parameters of an I/O connection blade as follows:
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In the Remote Manager, choose (1) Management Agent – (6) Connection Blade.
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Select an I/O connection blade.
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Choose (2) Management Port Information.
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Make the relevant entries for the following parameters
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IP Mode Setting Value
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IP Address Setting Value
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Subnet Mask Setting Value
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Gateway Setting Value
Activate the settings by clicking Apply Management port Network Setting.
For Fibre Channel switch modules (select FC Switch Blade),
you must also specify access data for the parameters Set
Login Username and Set Login Password beforehand for the
corresponding I/O connection blade in the management blade.
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4.3.4 Connecting IBP modules
The PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb 36/8+2, PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb 36/12
LAN, PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb 18/6, and PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 10 Gb
18/8 connection blades support two modes:
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"Normal" Layer 2 switch mode
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IBP mode
For information on how to perform the switch, refer to the Switch Blade user
manual.
Please note that before you activate blade server management, several uplink ports of a LAN connection blade in IBP mode form a static link aggregation group (LAG). If you activate blade server
management using VIOM, all uplink ports of IBP modules will be
deactivated and will only be reactivated when networks are defined
in the IBP module.
4.3.4.1 Network - Overview
All components such as the management blades and I/O connection blades,
the central management station, and the management console must be interconnected via LAN. It is recommended that you set up a management LAN
that is separate from the productive LAN, as illustrated in the following figure.
If there are not enough physical ports available, a VLAN-based management LAN can also be implemented.
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Figure 17: BX900: Network - Overview
The I/O connection blades must be connected to the central management station via their management port.
4.3.5 Switch stacking support
A stacking function is a group set of IBP(s) connected through Infiniband
CX4 interface of the HiGig/HiGig+ ports. One of the IBP(s) controlled the
operation of the stack modules is called the stack master. Other IBP(s) are
belonging to the stack members of the stack group system.
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The stacking software configures each device tables and registers to support
all switching functions, for example, switching, link aggregation, port monitoring, spanning tree protocol, VLAN, etc. The entire stack will appear as a
single IBP.
You find a detailed description about switch stacking in the "PRIMERGY
BX900 Blade Server Systems- Ethernet Connection Blade Module- IBP version (User`s Guide)", chapter 6.
VIOM supports uplink sets and networks on switch stacks. An uplink set can
contain uplink ports from different IBPs in a stack. You can see stacks in the
VIOM GUI on the Setup tab if you click on a stack member. Then all
members of this stack are highlighted: the stack master is yellow shaded; all
other members are green shaded. Beside this, Stack Master or Stack
Member is shown in the details area.
To define, modify, or delete uplink sets and networks in a stack, select one
stack member and start the desired operation. Details can be found in "Defining network paths (LAN)" on page 277.
Using stacked SB11 Connection Blades in IBP Mode
VIOM also supports stacked SB11 connection blades in IBP mode, but the
configured stack must not span over several chassis. (Stacked SB11 connection blades in switch mode are also supported since VIOM handles them
transparently. In this case the stack can span over several chassis.)
For correct handling by VIOM the SNMP agent on the stacked SB11 connection blades must be running and the SNMP community for the SNMP
agent on the stack must be configured to be identical to the SNMP community of the blade server management blade. If this is not done, ServerView
Operations Manager cannot retrieve the necessary information for VIOM in
order to detect the stack correctly and the stack members might be handled
as single connection blades which will result in errors.
It is important to configure the SB11 IBP stack before managing the chassis
by VIOM. Also the topology of the stack (which connection blades belong to
the stack) should not be changed, while the chassis is managed. If the stack
gets broken while the chassis is managed by VIOM, this is handled as a
stacking error by VIOM. In this case the stack needs to be repaired.
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It is also important that the members of a stack have a unique "user
assigned" name in the MMB and that the stack member IDs of the participating connection blades are set to 1 before building the stack.
The typical procedure for correct handling by VIOM is:
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Configure the stack by enabling the blade server internal stacking links
and by connecting SB11 connection blades in different fabrics of the
same chassis by special stacking cables.
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Check that the blade server management blade correctly shows the status of the stack. For this it is important that all members of the stack
show the same IP address, which must be the IP address of the stack
master. The stacking status in MMB must be Master for exactly one
member of the stack and must be Member for all other members of the
stack. As long as these two conditions are not fulfilled, VIOM will not be
able to handle the stack correctly.
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Update the information for this blade server chassis in ServerView Operations Manager by performing the “explore” action for the blade server
chassis
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Perform the “Refresh” action in VIOM user interface so that also VIOM
has the updated information about the changed configuration. The last
two actions will also be done automatically when waiting about two or
three minutes (this also depends on the refresh interval configured in
ServerView Operations Manager).
It is not supported to change the stack configuration while the blade server
chassis is managed by VIOM. If it is needed to change the stack configuration, the chassis is to be unmanaged in VIOM before changing the configuration.
4.4
Configurations on the managed PRIMERGY rack
server
A PRIMERGY rack server must fulfill the following requirements in order to
be manageable by VIOM:
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The PRIMERGY rack server must be in the list of supported server
types.
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The system BIOS and the iRMC firmware must fulfill VIOM requirements. Details concerning the required BIOS version and iRMC firmware version might be found in the release notes.
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The iRMC of the PRIMERGY rack server must be reachable by LAN
from the central management station where VIOM is installed. VIOM
uses the RMCP protocol (IPMI over LAN) to communicate with the
iRMC of the PRIMERGY rack server. If any routers or firewalls are
involved, this protocol must be allowed between the VIOM central management station and the managed PRIMERGY rack server.
By default the iRMC is configured to receive an IP address via DHCP. If
no DHCP server is running you must configure a static IP address, netmask and default gateway manually for the iRMC of every PRIMERGY
rack server that is to be managed by VIOM.
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The PRIMERGY rack server and especially the iRMC must be added to
the server list of ServerView Operations Manager. ServerView Operations Manager must be configured in such a way that it can communicate with the iRMC. This means that ServerView Operations Manager must know a valid user account and password that allow RMCP
communication with the iRMC of that server.
ServerView Operations Manager must show the PRIMERGY rack
server as manageable by VIOM.
A VIOM icon indicates whether this PRIMERGY rack server is manageable by VIOM or not:
This PRIMERGY rack server is managed by VIOM.
This PRIMERGY rack server is manageable by VIOM but management is inactive.
No This PRIMERGY rack server could not be managed by VIOM or
icon its state could not be provided.
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For further information on the server list, see the "ServerView Operations
Manager" user guide.
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For correct operation in case of power loss (AC failure) for PRIMERGY
rack servers, the iRMC of these servers must be able to send SNMP
traps to the central ServerView management station with ServerView
Operations Manager and VIOM running on it. If any routers or firewalls
are involved, these must be configured in such a way that SNMP traps
can be delivered to the ServerView management.
If a PRIMERGY rack server is managed by VIOM, as well as the user
account used for contacting the iRMC, you must specify the IP address
or host name of the ServerView management station. The supplied
address is registered on the iRMC as a trap destination. In addition, on
each iRMC the SNMP community for SNMP traps must match the configuration of ServerView Operations Manager.
It has to be ensured that SNMP traps sent by the iRMC are allowed to
pass all routers and fire walls to reach the local LAN port to which the
specified IP address is associated.
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If an operating system is installed and running, ServerView Operations
Manager should have SNMP access to the server. It is preferable to
install ServerView agents on the operating system.
When managing multiple PRIMERGY rack servers via VIOM, the virtualization of the I/O ports together with the definition of the boot device configuration (Fibre Channel boot, iSCSI boot, PXE boot) by VIOM allows easy
shifting of an application (OS boot image) from one server to another. To
make this possible, the servers that should be able to run the same image
should have identical or nearly identical hardware configuration regarding I/O
controllers (Fibre Channel controllers, additional LAN controllers, Converged
Network Controllers). If, for example, your VIOM server profile uses two
onboard LAN ports and two Fibre Channel ports on PCI card 2, all
PRIMERGY rack servers that should be able to take these server profiles
must have at least two onboard LAN ports and a Fibre Channel controller in
the PCI slot 2. Additional controllers in other PCI slots do not cause problems when assigning a VIOM server profile. Missing I/O ports (I/O ports that
are configured in the VIOM server profile for which there are no hardware
ports) will make it impossible to successfully assign the profile.
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Although VIOM does not guarantee that boot images created for one server
type also work with another server type, VIOM also supports the assignment
of server profiles for blades on PRIMERGY rack servers and vice versa. For
further information, see the section "VIOM server profile mapping" on page
132.
4.5
VIOM server profile mapping
Although server profiles for PRIMERGY rack server models and blade
servers differ with regard to I/O channel types, profiles for PRIMERGY rack
servers can be assigned to blade servers and profiles for blade servers can
be assigned to PRIMERGY rack servers if the target server provides the
same I/O controllers and meets certain requirements.
To determine if such an assign is possible, it is important to know how I/O
channels of blade server mezzanine cards are mapped to I/O channels of
PCI add-on cards and vice versa. Onboard I/O channels are taken as they
are. Of course, the device type of the destination ports have to be compatible
to the source ports. The used I/O channel mapping is shown in the following
table:
Mezzanine card in blade
server
PCI controller in PRIMERGY rack
server
Mezzanine card 1, I/O port 1
PCI controller 1, I/O port 1
Mezzanine card 1, I/O port 2
PCI controller 1, I/O port 2
Mezzanine card 1, I/O port 3
PCI controller 1, I/O port 3
Mezzanine card 1, I/O port 4
PCI controller 1, I/O port 4
Mezzanine card 2, I/O port 1
PCI controller 2, I/O port 1
Mezzanine card 2, I/O port 2
PCI controller 2, I/O port 2
Mezzanine card 2, I/O port 3
PCI controller 2, I/O port 3
Mezzanine card 2, I/O port 4
PCI controller 2, I/O port 4
Figure 18: Mapping of IO-channels
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4.6
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Profiles with onboard CNA configuration cannot be assigned to
servers which do not have an onboard CNA controller.
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Only I/O channels on master slots are mapped. So if a server
profile for a BX960 S1 contains I/O channels for the slave slot
they are ignored when the profile is assigned to a PRIMERGY
rack server.
PCI slot location in PRIMERGY rack servers
The PCI slots of the supported PRIMERGY rack servers are located as follows.
RX200 S7
Figure 19: RX200 S7 connection panel on the rear
1 PCI slot 3
2 PCI slot 2
3 PCI slot 1
4 Management LAN connector (iRMC)
5 Standard LAN connector (LAN 2)
6 Shared LAN connector (LAN 1)
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RX300 S7
Figure 20: RX300 S7 connection panel on the rear
1 PCI slot 1
2 PCI slot 2
3 PCI slot 3
4 PCI slot 4
5 Shared LAN connector (LAN 1)
6 Standard LAN connector (LAN 2)
7 Management LAN connector (iRMC)
8 PCI slot 5
9 PCI slot 6
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TX300 S7 and RX350 S7
Figure 21: TX300 S7 connection panel on the rear
1 PCI slot 9
2 PCI slot 8
3 PCI slot 7
4 PCI slot 6
5 PCI slot 5
6 PCI slot 4
7 PCI slot 3
8 PCI slot 2
9 PCI slot 1
10 Shared LAN connector (LAN 1)
11 Standard LAN connector (LAN 2)
12 Management LAN connector (iRMC)
4.7
Adding a server to the ServerView server list
In order to manage a server with VIOM, you have to add it to the server list of
the ServerView Operations Manager after you have configured it.
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You add the server to the ServerView server list using the server browser of
the ServerView Operations Manager. To do this, choose Administration –
ServerBrowser to open the Server Browser properties window.
In this window, you have to specify the IP address and the system
name of the management blade.
You can find a detailed description on the server browser in the ServerView
Operations Manager user manual.
If the server is added to the ServerView server list, then this server is also
automatically added to the VIOM-specific server group VIOM Manageable.
In order to manage a server, it is essential to move it from the VIOM Manageable server group to the second VIOM-specific server group VIOM Managed. In the context of VIOM, we refer to this as VIOM management activation. More information on activating and deactivating VIOM management
for a server is described in chapter "Managing servers with VIOM" on page
257.
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Virtual-IO Manager user interface
This chapter contains a general introduction to the Virtual-IO Manager
(VIOM) describing:
5.1
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The structure of the Virtual-IO Manager start page
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The tabs, wizards, dialog boxes, buttons, and context menus that are
available when working with VIOM
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The meaning of the various icons
Virtual-IO Manager main window
Once you have launched the Virtual-IO Manager, the following main window
is displayed:
Figure 22: VIOM main window
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The window is divided into three areas:
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The ServerView Suite header
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The menu bar
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The work area with the tree structure on the left and tabs and views on
the right
The menu bar below the headline allows you to navigate between the various
functions of the ServerView Operations Manager:
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ServerList
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Administration
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Asset Management
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Event Management
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Monitoring
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Update Management
Depending on which menu you select, the individual menu items for this
menu are displayed in the row below the menu bar.
For more information on the menus of the menu bar, see the "ServerView
Operations Manager user manual".
Depending on what you select on the left in the work area, the following is displayed in a tree structure:
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server list
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server profiles
You switch between the two views by clicking the Server List and Profiles
buttons.
The area on the right displays the following depending on what is selected in
the area on the left:
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Button Selection
on the left
Display on the right
Server
List
Five tabs are displayed in the area on the right (see
"Tabs" on page 142).
All Server Only the Virtual-IO Manager tab is activated, which
server group contains general information on VIOM.
VIOM Man- Same as if all servers of the group were selected.
ageable or
VIOM Managed server
group
Object(s) in Only the Virtual-IO Manager and Setup tabs are actithe VIOM
vated in the area on the right. You can activate VIOM
Manageable management of objects on the Setup tab.
server group
Object(s) in
the VIOM
Managed
server group
Profile Profiles
group
A profile
The Virtual-IO Manager, Setup, and Server Configuration tabs are activated in the area on the right.
The Ext. LAN Connections and Chassis Configuration tabs are only enabled if a single blade
server is selected.
An overview of the previously defined profiles
Only the corresponding profile
It is not possible to select unmanaged and managed servers in the
server list at the same time.
5.2
Tree view
The tree view is on the left of the work area in the Virtual-IO Manager and provides various views.
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Server list (default)
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Profiles
You switch between the two views by clicking the Server List and Profiles
buttons. The Server List button is always above the tree structure. The Profiles button is:
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Below the tree structure if the server list is displayed in this area
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Directly above the tree structure if the profiles are displayed in this area.
The display in the area on the right changes according to what you select in
this area.
The icons in front of the objects in the tree structure match the icons in the
ServerView server list. You can find a table describing the icons and their
meaning in the ServerView Operations Manager user manual.
5.2.1 Tree structure (Server List)
Figure 23: Server List (tree structure)
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When you select Server List (standard) on the left of the work area, the All
Server server group is displayed according to the ServerView server list as
well as the two VIOM-specific server groups VIOM Manageable and VIOM
Managed.
All Server
Includes the servers according to the ServerView server list
VIOM Man- Includes the servers that can be managed using VIOM, but
ageable
are currently not managed
VIOM Man- Includes the servers that are managed using VIOM. This
aged
server group contains the servers that were selected in the
VIOM Manageable group for which the Manage action was
successfully carried out. The servers managed by VIOM are
then no longer listed in the VIOM Manageable group.
5.2.2 Tree structure (Profiles)
Figure 24: Profiles (tree structure)
When you select Profiles on the left of the work area, the defined server profiles are displayed. The folder is empty as long as a server profile has not yet
been created.
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5.3
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Select a folder to show all contained profiles in the profiles table in the
Server Profiles view in the area on the right of the ServerView VirtualIO Manager window. By using the context menu in the area on the left,
you can create a new profile.
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Select a profile to show it in the profiles table. By using the context
menu, you can edit and delete this profile or make a copy of it.
Tabs
If Server List is activated in the tree view, Virtual-IO Manager provides the
following tabs:
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Virtual-IO Manager tab
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Setup tab
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Ext. LAN Connections tab with:
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Graphic tab
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Details tab
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Server Configuration tab
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Chassis Configuration tab
Initially the Virtual-IO Manager tab is activated.
5.3.1 Virtual-IO Manager tab
The Virtual-IO Manager tab contains general information on VIOM. It is the
only tab that is always enabled if Server List is selected in the tree view.
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Figure 25: Virtual-IO Manager tab
Show Licenses
Displaying information on the licenses assigned (see section "Displaying license information" on page 275)
Preferences
Showing and modifying user preferences (see section "Preferences
dialog box" on page 238)
Configuration Backup / Restore
Saving and restoring the blade server configuration and the server profiles (see chapter "Saving and restoring" on page 303)
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5.3.2 Setup tab
Using this tab, you specify whether an object is to be managed with VIOM or
not.
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For a blade server or PRIMERGY rack server in the VIOM Manageable
server group, you can activate the administration of VIOM using the
Setup tab by adding this server to the VIOM Managed server group.
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For a blade server or PRIMERGY rack server in the VIOM Managed
server group, you can deactivate management with VIOM by adding this
server to the VIOM Manageable server group.
Figure 26: Setup tab
The Setup tab contains information on the servers selected in Server List.
The table contains one entry for each of the blade or PRIMERGY rack
servers selected in the server list. For selected server blades, the cor-
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responding blade server is shown. The table provides the following information:
Column Significance
Name
Name of the server
Status
Manage status of the server
Type
Product name
Firmware Firmware version
Admin-IP IP address to administrate the server
Causes
Causes. For the possible values and its meaning see the table
below
If a single server is selected in the table above the table, there are more
details about this server available:
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The front and rear (rear only for blade server) according to the actual configuration
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Information on the model
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The IP address and firmware version of the management blade or PRIMERGY rack server
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The number of spare slots defined (for blade servers only)
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State causes (for PRIMERGY rack servers only)
If a single blade server is selected in the table, slots can be selected in the
graphic to get more information about the slot, the server blade, or switch
blade which is plugged into this slot:
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Number of slot or connection bay
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Stacking info (if available)
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Product name if selected slot is not empty
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IP address (if available)
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BIOS version for server blades or Firmware version for switches
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Manage State
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Fault State
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State Causes
The (Causes or State Causes) state cause is not at all a fault. It is simply a
state marker. The following values are defined:
Cause
Significance
data base doesn't match
hardware
Configuration of switch/server does not match
with database.
not supported
Switch/server model is not supported.
model does not match
slot configuration
The model is supported, but some other requirements are not met.
slot is empty
No hardware plugged, although a configuration
exists.
profile assigned
Switch/server is used by an assigned server profile.
no configuration
No configuration of switch/server is stored
inside the database.
no ServerView entry
No entry of blade server inside of ServerView
Operations Manager.
different switches in fabric
The switch is incompatible with another switch
in the same fabric.
inapplicable profile
assigned
The assigned server profile is incompatible with
the plugged blade server.
stacking error
The switch configuration is not compatible with
the stacking groups.
Depending on what you select, the following buttons are available, that allow
you to carry out various actions.
Manage
Activates the management of the selected servers. The Authentication
dialog box opens. In this dialog box, you enter the user names and
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passwords, which VIOM can use to access these servers. For details
see "Authentication dialog box (single blade server)" on page 231,
"Authentication dialog box (PRIMERGY rack server)" on page 234, and
"Authentication dialog box (PRIMERGY rack server and blade server)"
on page 236. The servers are added to the VIOM Managed server group.
Unmanage
Deactivate management with VIOM by adding the selected servers to
the VIOM Manageable server group.
Authentication
Opens the Authentication dialog box. In the Authentication dialog box,
you enter the data for authentication (e.g. user names, passwords,
ports), which VIOM can use to access the selected servers. For details
see "Authentication dialog box (single blade server)" on page 231,
"Authentication dialog box (PRIMERGY rack server)" on page 234, and
"Authentication dialog box (PRIMERGY rack server and blade server)"
on page 236.
Restore
Use the Restore button to write the configuration and virtualization data
(virtual I/O addresses and possibly also boot parameters) saved internally in VIOM database to all IBP modules and slots of the selected
blade server. For the selected PRIMERGY rack servers, the virtualization data are rewritten.
Restore Slot
blade server only (front-side slot selected)
If you select a slot, you can use the Restore Slot button to rewrite the
virtualization data (virtual I/O addresses and possibly also boot parameters) of the assigned profile if a problem occurs.
Restore IBP
blade server only (IBP selected)
If you select an I/O connection blade and this module does not have the
wrong model or stacking error state in State Causes, you can use the
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Restore IBP button to write the configuration saved internally in the
VIOM database to the IBP module.
Delete Configuration
blade server only (switch or switch slot selected)
If you select a slot for an I/O connection blade and the slot has the
empty slot, wrong model, or stacking error state, you can use the
Delete Configuration button to delete the configuration saved internally
in the VIOM database.
Video Redirection
PRIMERGY rack server and server blades
Opens a new window where the console output of the server is shown.
5.3.3 Ext. LAN Connections tab
On the Ext. LAN Connections tab, you configure the LAN modules with the
external devices. Two tabs are available for doing this. It is only enabled if a
single blade server is selected in the server list.
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Graphic tab
This tab schematically displays the connection blades (IBPs) and ports.
Using this tab, you can create new network definitions, modify or delete
definitions as well as copy definitions from one connection blade to
another one.
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Details tab
This tab contains a table with the present definitions. Using this tab, you
can create new network definitions, or modify and delete existing ones.
Also on this tab, you find the Copy Configuration button for copying all networks of a chassis. For more information see section "Copying configuration" on page 288
5.3.3.1 Graphic tab on Ext. LAN Connections tab
The Graphic tab contains a schematic display of the I/O connection blades
and ports. Using this tab, you can create new network definitions, edit or
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delete existing ones, as well as copy definitions from one connection blade to
another.
In the upper left part of the Graphic tab there is the rear view of the selected
chassis. If an IBP is selected in this graphic, its uplink sets and networks are
shown in the table on the right. Additional information about the selected IBP
is shown on the left of the graphic. At the bottom of the tab there is a schematic view of the uplink ports of the selected IBP.
If the selected IBP belongs to a switch stack, all members of this stack are
highlighted by coloring them (yellow for the stack master, green for other
stack members). In the port area, the uplink ports of all stack members are
displayed.
Figure 27: Graphic tab on the Ext. LAN Connections tab
New
Click New to define a new uplink set. The Create network wizard is
launched.
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Edit
Click Edit to edit an existing uplink set. The Edit Uplink Set wizard is
launched in which you can change the configuration.
Delete
Click Delete to delete networks or uplink sets.
Details
Click Details to get more information on the selected uplink set. The
Uplink Set <name of uplink set> window opens.
For more information on this, see chapter "Defining network paths (LAN)" on
page 277.
5.3.3.2 Details tab on Ext. LAN Connections tab
The Details tab contains a table with the existing definitions. Using this tab,
you can also define new network definitions, or modify and delete existing
ones.
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Figure 28: Details tab on the Ext. LAN Connections tab
You can sort the table by the columns IBP, Uplink Set, and Network.
New
Click New to define a new uplink set. The Create network wizard is
launched.
Edit
Click Edit to edit an existing uplink set. The Edit Uplink Set wizard is
launched in which you can change the configuration.
Delete
Click Delete to delete networks or uplink sets.
For more information on this, see chapter "Defining network paths (LAN)" on
page 277.
5.3.4 Server Configuration tab
On the Server Configuration tab, you can do the following:
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Assign server profiles to the slots of a blade server or to a PRIMERGY
rack server
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Delete server profile assignments
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Define a new server profile directly from here
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Define spare slots on blade servers
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Move a server profile from one slot to a suitable spare slot (start a server
profile failover), only for blade server
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Switch server blades or PRIMERGY rack servers on and off
For more information on this, see chapter "Defining and assigning server profiles" on page 289.
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Figure 29: Server Configuration tab
The table contains one entry for each slot of the blade servers selected in the
server list and one entry for each PRIMERGY rack server selected in the
server list. If only slots of one blade server or only one PRIMERGY rack
server is selected in the table, more information about this server is shown
above the table. The table provides the following information:
Column Significance
Name
Name of the server blade or PRIMERGY rack server
Location For server blades, the name of the chassis containing the server
blade; otherwise empty
Slot
Slot number; blank for PRIMERGY rack servers
Type
Type of the server blade or PRIMERGY rack server or blank if the
slot is empty
BIOS
BIOS version of the server blade or PRIMERGY rack server
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Column Significance
State
Power state
Spare
Indicates whether or not the slot is a spare slot. You change the
definition of a slot as a spare slot directly in the table (see section
"Moving tasks using the server profile failover" on page 332).
Profile
Name of the assigned server profile, or unassigned if a profile is
not yet assigned to the slot or PRIMERGY rack server
Port
If a profile is assigned to the slot or PRIMERGY rack server, the
column contains an entry for each port with the port number.
Virtual If a profile is assigned to the slot or PRIMERGY rack server, this
Address column contains an entry with the virtual MAC address or the virtual WWN address for each port.
Network If a profile is assigned to the slot or PRIMERGY rack server, the
column contains an entry for each port with the names of the networks that use this port. If this port is also used by service networks, those names are enclosed in S( and ). Tagged VLAN
network names are enclosed in T( and ). Example: network,S(service),T(tagged)
Buttons
Assign Profile
Click Assign Profile to assign a server profile to the selected PRIMERGY rack server or to the selected slot of a blade server. The Select
Profile dialog box opens.
Unassign Profile
Click Unassign Profile to delete server profile assignments. The assignment is deleted and no server profile is assigned to the corresponding
slot or PRIMERGY rack server. The display on the Server Configuration tab is updated accordingly.
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Inventory Boot
Click Inventory Boot to re-create the inventory table of the selected
server blade or PRIMERGY rack server.
During inventory boot the system BIOS assembles the inventory information of the server blade or PRIMERGY rack server hardware as needed by the Virtual-IO Manager and sends it to the management blade or to
iRMC, where it is stored.
In some cases a manual execution of the inventory boot is necessary in
order to support the new functionality:
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For support of new functionality a new version of the inventory table
might be needed. Example: Converged network adapter card (CNA)
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In some cases the new version of the inventory table might not be
created automatically for the server. Example: The new version of
the inventory table is only supported by a new version of the system
BIOS.
You must execute the inventory boot manually, after applying a new
version of the system BIOS and iRMC firmware or a new version of
the firmware of the optional hardware.
Boot
Click Boot to start the selected server blade(s) and PRIMERGY rack
servers.
Shutdown
Click Shutdown to switch the selected server blades and PRIMERGY
rack servers off. You can only assign a server profile to a server blade or
PRIMERGY rack server if it is switched off (power off). In the next dialog
box, you can select Graceful Shutdown or Forced Power Off.
Graceful Shutdown
Shuts down the server properly and then switches it off.
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Forced Power Off
Switches off the server irrespective of the status of the operating
system.
Update States
Click Update States to update the display in the State column for all
server blades and PRIMERGY rack servers.
Video Redirection
Click Video Redirection. A new window opens where the console output of the server is shown.
Context menu
In the table or the graphic, several actions can be choosen from the context
menu of the selected server (click right mouse button):
Assign Profile
Assign a server profile to a slot or PRIMERGY rack server.
Unassign Profile
Remove the assignment of a server profile from a slot or PRIMERGY
rack server.
Create Profile
Create a server profile.
Show Profile Details
View definition of the assigned server profile.
Update State
Update the power state display, the boot mode and the virtualization status of a server.
Inventory Boot
Re-create the inventory table of the server blade(s) and PRIMERGY
rack server(s).
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Boot
Start the server blade(s) and PRIMERGY rack server(s).
Shutdown
Switch off the server blade(s) and PRIMERGY rack server(s).
Failover
Assign the server profile of a slot to a suitable spare slot in the event of a
failure.
For more information on this, see chapter "Defining and assigning server profiles" on page 289". 5.3.5 Chassis Configuration tab
The Chassis Configuration tab provides an overview of the blade server
configuration:
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The IBP configuration
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The server profile assignment
You can select an uplink port, a network or a bay by clicking it. The elements
associated with the element you have selected are then highlighted.
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Figure 30: Chassis Configuration tab
The defined networks are listed in a rectangular box for each connection bay
with an IBP connection blade. In the example above, connection bay 1 has
the networks NET_1, NET_2, NET_3, NET_4, V_NET_1, …. Each network
has a continuous gray row.
At the top edge of the rectangle, the uplink ports of the connection blade connected are displayed as squares and contain the port number. These are
ports 37, 38, 39, …. The uplink set to which the port belongs is also listed.
This means, for example, that ports 41 and 42 belong to the uplink set NET_
1.
The blue lines from an uplink port to a network indicate which network is
assigned to an uplink set. In the example above, network NET_1 is therefore
assigned to the uplink set NET_1 with ports 41 and 42. The VLAN networks
V_NET_1, …, V_NET_5 belong to the uplink set V_NET.
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The slots are displayed as smaller rectangles (Slot 1, Slot 2, Slot 3, …)
below the rectangle that contains the list of networks. The name of an
assigned server profile is entered in these rectangles. In the example above,
profile2 is entered for Slot 1.
Also in this rectangle, switched-on server blades are indicated with Pwr ON.
You can update this display of the on/off status of the server blades with the
Update States button.
The type of server blade connected (e.g., BX920 S1 or <empty> if the slot
is empty) is displayed below the slots.
The lines from a slot to a network indicate the network to which a server
blade is connected. Tagged VLAN networks are marked as green lines with
square endpoints, all other networks as blue lines with round endpoints. The
slots are displayed for each connection bay.
In the figure above, only the connections for Connection Bay 1 are displayed.
The other connection bays are displayed below this one. The server blade in
Slot 1 is connected to the network NET_1 via the server profile profile2.
This applies to LAN ports 1 and 3 of this blade (onboard LAN port 1 and 3 are
assigned to Connection Bay 1).
Update States
Updates the display of the on/off status of the server blades in the rectangle of the slots.
5.3.6 Server Profiles view
The Server Profiles view shows the defined server profiles.
To open the Server Profiles view in the area on the right of the ServerView
Virtual-IO Manager window, click Profiles in the area on the left of the
ServerView Virtual-IO Manager window.
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Figure 31: Server Profiles view
If in the Server Profiles view in the area on the left a folder is selected, all
server profiles in this folder are shown in the table, otherwise the selected profile is shown. In the table there is one row per server profile showing the relevant information the profile:
Column
Significance
Name
The name os the server profile
Assignment Chassis and slot or PRIMERGY rack server where this
server profile is assigned, or unassigned if it is not assigned
Port
The identifier of a port; there is one row per port that is defined
in the profile
Boot
Boot priority of this port, or "-" if it is no boot channel
Virtual
Address
The virtual address of this port
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Column
Significance
Network
The name of the network defining the dedicated LAN connection
Comment for
A more detailed description of the profile (optional).
Buttons
New
The Create Server Profile wizard is started to define a new profile.
Edit
The Edit Server Profile wizard is started to modify the selected profile.
You can only modify server profiles that are not assigned. If more than
one server profile is selected or the selected server profile is assigned,
this button is disabled.
Delete
The selected profiles will be deleted. A message appears asking if you
wish to delete the corresponding server profiles. If you confirm this, the
server profiles will be deleted. You can only delete server profiles that
are not assigned. If any selected server profile is assigned, this button is
disabled.
Details
The Serverprofile <profile name> dialog box is opened providing information on the selected server profile.
Export
The selected server profiles are exported. A file selection box opens in
which you select the name of the file to which you want to save the
exported profiles.
Import
Server profiles are imported. In the file selection box that opens, select
the file that you want to import.
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Context menu
Several actions for a server profile can be choosen from the context menu
(click right mouse button):
Edit Profile
The Edit Server Profile wizard is started to modify the selected profile.
You can only modify server profiles that are not assigned. If more than
one server profile is selected or the selected server profile is assigned,
this menu item is disabled.
Show Profile Details
The Serverprofile <profile name> dialog box is opened providing information on the selected server profile. If more than one server profile is
selected, this menu item is disabled.
Delete Profile
The selected profiles will be deleted. A message appears asking if you
wish to delete the corresponding server profiles. If you confirm this, the
server profiles will be deleted. You can only delete server profiles that
are not assigned. If any selected server profile is assigned, this menu
item is disabled.
5.4
Wizards
A wizard is an assistant that guides you, step by step, through a task.
A wizard usually consists of several steps that you work through in
sequence. The number of steps used and their sequence are shown in a tree
structure on the left. Steps that you have already completed are indicated in
the tree.
The buttons in the bottom right of each step allow you to progress through the
wizard workflow.
Previous
Opens the previous step in the wizard.
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Next
Opens the next step in the wizard.
Finish
Executes the wizard with your settings.
Cancel
Cancels the wizard workflow without saving your changes.
Help
Launchs the context-sensitive online help.
Virtual-IO Manager provides the following wizards:
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Create Network for IBP wizard
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Edit Uplink Set wizard
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Create Server Profile wizard
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Edit Server Profile wizard
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Configuration Backup/Restore wizard
5.4.1 Create Network for IBP wizard (only for blade servers)
You use the Create Network for IBP wizard to define a network. In the Virtual-IO Manager, defining a network path refers to specifying which external
ports are used to connect the relevant blade server chassis to which external
networks.
Defining these types of network paths on an IBP module includes the following steps:
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Defining an uplink set. An uplink set contains a number of uplink ports.
You can combine multiple uplink ports in one uplink set. You can configure the ports as active ports or as backup ports.
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Possibly also defining one or several meaningful network names, which
are assigned to the uplink set.
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The Create Network for IBP wizard comprises several dialog boxes to
guide you through the individual steps. All required steps are displayed in the
tree structure on the left.
You define network paths using the Ext. LAN Connections tab. This tab
contains two other tabs (Graphic and Details). To open the Create Network
for IBP wizard, click New on the Graphic or Details tab.
5.4.1.1 Select Type step (Create Network wizard)
Select Type is the first step in the Create Network wizard. In the first step,
you specify what type of uplink set or what network you wish to create.
Figure 32: Create Network wizard (first step)
Internal network
Creates an internal network without a connection to an uplink port. This
establishes a connection between the server blades (internal IBP connections) without there being a connection to an external network.
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Single network (selected by default)
Creates an uplink set with a network. The uplink set and the network
have the same name.
VLAN / Service VLAN networks
Creates an uplink set to which one network or even multiple networks
with a VLAN ID can be assigned.
Dedicated Service network
Creates an uplink set with one dedicated service network.
5.4.1.2 Edit Properties step (Create Network wizard - internal network)
Edit Properties is the second step in the Create Network wizard.
The selection you made at the first step of the Create Network wizard determines which fields are displayed in the second step.
Edit Properties step for internal networks
Figure 33: Create Network wizard (second step)
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Name of network
Name for the internal network.
5.4.1.3 Edit Properties step (Create Network wizard - single /VLAN network)
Edit Properties is the second step in the Create Network wizard.
The selection you made at the first step of the Create Network wizard determines which fields are displayed in the second step.
Edit Properties step for single networks/VLAN networks
Figure 34: Create Network wizard (second step)
Name of uplink set
Name of uplink set. In the case of a single network, the network automatically has the same name.
Activate Port Backup
Switch to a backup port if an error occurs in the active port. The port
backup function is only available if at least one backup port is
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configured.
By default, Activate Port Backup is selected.
Linkdown propagation
Send a linkdown event if both the active ports and the backup ports fail.
The linkdown event triggers a failover process on the server blade if configured accordingly.
If you select Linkdown propagation, the ports of the related server
blades receive a linkdown event if a problem occurs. If the LAN drivers in
the operating system of the server blade are configured accordingly, this
linkdown event then triggers a failover on the second LAN port. A linkdown event is then triggered if all ports configured as active and all ports
configured as backup ports of an uplink set fail. This allows the LAN connection to remain intact.
In order for the failover process in the server blade to work from LAN port
1 to LAN port 2, a LAN team must have been configured on the server
blade and the network on the second IBP module must have been configured accordingly.
By default, Linkdown propagation is selected.
Enable LACP
You activate the LACP protocol via Enable LACP.
Isolate mode
You activate the isolate mode via Isolate mode. With isolate mode activated, server blades in the same chassis that use the same network cannot communicate with each other, but only with an external device
though the uplinks.
This checkbox is not shown if the connection blade does not support isolate mode or if VLAN networks are created.
Link Speed
By selecting a Link Speed, you can select the transmission speed. If
auto negotiation is not selected on the external switch, configure this
value if a problem occurs using the drop-down menu according to the settings on the external switch. The following values are available:
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Auto negotiation
The transmission speed is negotiated with the external switch. You
can achieve a transmission speed of 1 Gbit/s with this value.
10 Mbit/s
10 Mbit/s full-duplex.
100 Mbit/s
100 Mbit/s full-duplex.
By default, Auto negotiation is selected.
IGMP Snooping
If IGMP Snooping is activated, the connection blade controls whether
requests to join a multicast group occur at the downlink ports of an uplink
set. If necessary, the corresponding downlink ports may be added to the
forwarding table of this multicast group or removed again.
The IGMP Snooping option is selected by default.
Ports for the uplink set (change with right click)
Assign the required ports of the IBP to the uplink set. To do this, open
the context menu of each relevant port. If an uplink set for a switch stack
is defined, the uplink ports of all IBPs belonging to the stack are shown
one below the other. Use the scroll bar to reach the uplink ports of
another stack member.
The context menu can contain the following menu items:
Add
Only activated if the port is not yet assigned to the uplink set.
Assigns the port to the uplink set. If the port is already assigned to
another uplink set, this assignment is deleted.
Add as Backup
Only activated if the port is not yet assigned to the uplink set.
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Assigns the port as a backup port to the uplink set. If the port is
already assigned to another uplink set, this assignment is deleted.
Remove
Only available if the port is already assigned to the uplink.
Removes the port assignment from the uplink set.
Active
Only available if the port is configured as Backup.
The corresponding port is configured as active and no longer as
backup.
Backup
Only available if the port is configured as Active.
The corresponding port is configured as a backup port and no longer
as active port.
Ports configured as active or backup ports are indicated by different colors in the display (light red/light green or dark red/dark green). The name
of the uplink set is assigned to configured ports, which you can recognize by this.
With PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb 36/8+2 connection blades,
1GB uplinks and 10 Gb uplinks must not be mixed. If you try
this, the Next and Finish buttons will not be enabled.
The Next and Finish buttons are disabled while not at least one
active port is included in the uplink set.
5.4.1.4 Edit Properties step (Create Network wizard - dedicated service network)
Edit Properties is the second step in the Create Network wizard.
The selection you made at the first step of the Create Network wizard determines which fields are displayed in the second step.
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Edit Properties step for dedicated service networks
Figure 35: Create Network wizard (second step)
Name of uplink set
Name of uplink set. In the case of a single network, the network automatically has the same name.
Activate Port Backup
Switch to a backup port if an error occurs in the active port. The port
backup function is only available if at least one backup port is configured.
By default, Activate Port Backup is selected.
Linkdown propagation
Send a linkdown event if both the active ports and the backup ports fail.
The linkdown event triggers a failover process on the server blade if configured accordingly.
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If you select Linkdown propagation, the ports of the related server
blades receive a linkdown event if a problem occurs. If the LAN drivers in
the operating system of the server blade are configured accordingly, this
linkdown event then triggers a failover on the second LAN port. A linkdown event is then triggered if all ports configured as active and all ports
configured as backup ports of an uplink set fail. This allows the LAN connection to remain intact.
In order for the failover process in the server blade to work from LAN port
1 to LAN port 2, a LAN team must have been configured on the server
blade and the network on the second IBP module must have been configured accordingly.
By default, Linkdown propagation is selected.
Enable LACP
You activate the LACP protocol via Enable LACP.
Isolate mode
You activate the isolate mode via Isolate mode. With isolate mode activated, server blades in the same chassis that use the same network cannot communicate with each other, but only with an external device
though the uplinks.
This checkbox is not shown if the connection blade does not support isolate mode.
Link Speed
By selecting a Link Speed, you can select the transmission speed. If
auto negotiation is not selected on the external switch, configure this
value if a problem occurs using the drop-down menu according to the settings on the external switch. The following values are available:
Auto negotiation
The transmission speed is negotiated with the external switch. You
can achieve a transmission speed of 1 Gbit/s with this value.
10 Mbit/s
10 Mbit/s full-duplex.
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100 Mbit/s
100 Mbit/s full-duplex.
By default, Auto negotiation is selected.
Service VLAN id
A Service VLAN ID must be specified.
IGMP Snooping
If IGMP Snooping is activated, the connection blade controls whether
requests to join a multicast group occur at the downlink ports of an uplink
set. If necessary, the corresponding downlink ports may be added to the
forwarding table of this multicast group or removed again.
The IGMP Snooping option is selected by default.
Ports for the uplink set (change with right click)
Assign the required ports of the IBP to the uplink set. To do this, open
the context menu of each relevant port. If an uplink set for a switch stack
is defined, the uplink ports of all IBPs belonging to the stack are shown
one below the other. Use the scroll bar to reach the uplink ports of
another stack member.
The context menu can contain the following menu items:
Add
Only activated if the port is not yet assigned to the uplink set.
Assigns the port to the uplink set. If the port is already assigned to
another uplink set, this assignment is deleted.
Add as Backup
Only activated if the port is not yet assigned to the uplink set.
Assigns the port as a backup port to the uplink set. If the port is
already assigned to another uplink set, this assignment is deleted.
Remove
Only available if the port is already assigned to the uplink.
Removes the port assignment from the uplink set.
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Active
Only available if the port is configured as Backup.
The corresponding port is configured as active and no longer as
backup.
Backup
Only available if the port is configured as Active.
The corresponding port is configured as a backup port and no longer
as active port.
Ports configured as active or backup ports are indicated by different colors in the display (light red/light green or dark red/dark green). The name
of the uplink set is assigned to configured ports, which you can recognize by this.
With PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb 36/8+2 connection blades,
1GB uplinks and 10 Gb uplinks must not be mixed. If you try
this, the Next and Finish buttons will not be enabled.
The Next and Finish buttons are disabled while not at least one
active port is included in the uplink set.
5.4.1.5 DCB Properties step (Create Network wizard - single/VLAN network)
DCB Properties is the third step in the Create Network wizard if a single
network or a VLAN network is created.
This step is only displayed if the connection blade supports DCB
(Data Center Bridging), i.e. for PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 10 Gb 18/8
connection blades.
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Figure 36: Create Network wizard (DCB Properties)
Enable DCB
Enables the DCB feature of the connection blade. The DCB (Data
Center Bridging) settings here are specific configuration settings in a
DCB-enabled switching device.
This option should be enabled if this uplink set should be used for FCoE
(Fibre Channel over Ethernet).
Purpose
The purpose of the DCB setting. Possible values are FCoE and iSCSI.
Priority Level
The priority level. Possible values are 0 to 7; for FCoE this is by default
the value 3, for iSCSI the default value is 4.
Bandwidth
The share of the bandwidth in percent that is assigned to this function. If
the sum of all bandwidths of one IO-channel is not 100, the values are
internally adjusted accordingly.
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This is the bandwidth reserved for the FCoE function.
The FCoE function might share the complete bandwidth
of 10 Gb with other functions. A value of 60, for example, means that a bandwidth of at least 6 Gb/sec is
reserved for the FCoE packages.
5.4.1.6 Add Networks step (Create Network wizard - VLAN network)
Add Networks is the third step in the Create Network wizard if a VLAN network is created.
Figure 37: Create Network wizard (third step)
In this step, you assign meaningful names for the networks defined via VLAN
IDs, which are to be assigned to the uplink set defined in the previous step.
Add another network
Network Name
meaningful name of the network.
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VLAN-Id
The unique VLAN number of the network specified above. The VLAN ID
must be assigned uniquely within a shared uplink set.
Native VLAN
Defines a network as native VLAN. All packages that do not contain a
VLAN ID will be allowed through this connection.
Service VLAN
Defines a network as service VLAN.
Isolate mode
You activate the isolate mode via Isolate mode. With isolate mode activated, server blades in the same chassis that use the same network cannot communicate with each other, but only with an external device
though the uplinks.
This checkbox is not shown if the connection blade does not support isolate mode.
Add button
Adds the virtual LAN network to the table below.
Table
You can also define a network as a native VLAN or service VLAN and set the
isolate mode in the table retrospectively:
Native VLAN
Select the checkbox in the corresponding row under Native VLAN in the
table to define a network as a native VLAN.
Service VLAN
Select the checkbox in the corresponding row under Service VLAN in
the table to define a network as a service VLAN.
Isolate mode
Select the checkbox in the corresponding row under Isolate mode to set
the isolate mode for this network. With isolate mode activated, servers
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in the same chassis that use the same network cannot communicate
with each other, but only with an external device though the uplinks.
The column Isolate mode is not shown if the connection blade does not
support isolate mode.
Delete
Deletes a selected VLAN networks from the list.
5.4.2 Edit Uplink Set wizard
You use the Edit Uplink Set wizard to modify an defined uplink set.
The Edit Uplink Set wizard comprises several dialog boxes to guide you
through the individual steps. All required steps are displayed in the tree structure on the left.
You modify an defined uplink using the Ext. LAN Connections tab. This tab
contains two other tabs (Graphic and Details). To open the Edit Uplink Set
wizard, click Edit on the Graphic or Details tab.
5.4.2.1 Edit Properties step (Edit Uplink Set wizard - single/VLAN network)
Edit Properties is the first step in the Edit Uplink Set wizard.
The type of the network determines which fields are displayed in this step.
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Edit Properties step for single networks/VLAN networks
Figure 38: Edit Uplink Set wizard (first step)
You can modify following parameters in the first step of the wizard:
Activate Port Backup
Switch to a backup port if an error occurs in the active port. The port
backup function is only available if at least one backup port is configured.
Linkdown propagation
Send a linkdown event if both the active ports and the backup ports fail.
The linkdown event triggers a failover process on the server blade if configured accordingly.
If you select Linkdown propagation, the ports of the related server
blades receive a linkdown event if a problem occurs. If the LAN drivers in
the operating system of the server blade are configured accordingly, this
linkdown event then triggers a failover on the second LAN port. A
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linkdown event is then triggered if all ports configured as active and all
ports configured as backup ports of an uplink set fail. This allows the
LAN connection to remain intact.
In order for the failover process in the server blade to work from LAN port
1 to LAN port 2, a LAN team must have been configured on the server
blade and the network on the second IBP module must have been configured accordingly.
Enable LACP
You activate the LACP protocol via Enable LACP.
Isolate mode
You activate the isolate mode via Isolate mode. With isolate mode activated, server blades in the same chassis that use the same network cannot communicate with each other, but only with an external device
though the uplinks.
This checkbox is not shown if the connection blade does not support isolate mode or if VLAN networks are edited.
Link Speed
By selecting a Link Speed, you can select the transmission speed. If
auto negotiation is not selected on the external switch, configure this
value if a problem occurs using the drop-down menu according to the settings on the external switch. The following values are available:
Auto negotiation
The transmission speed is negotiated with the external switch. You
can achieve a transmission speed of 1 Gbit/s with this value.
10 Mbit/s
10 Mbit/s full-duplex.
100 Mbit/s
100 Mbit/s full-duplex.
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IGMP Snooping
If IGMP Snooping is activated, the connection blade controls whether
requests to join a multicast group occur at the downlink ports of an uplink
set. If necessary, the corresponding downlink ports may be added to the
forwarding table of this multicast group or removed again.
Ports for the uplink set (change with right click)
Assign the required ports of the IBP to the uplink set. To do this, open
the context menu of each relevant port. If an uplink set for a switch stack
is defined, the uplink ports of all IBPs belonging to the stack are shown
one below the other. Use the scroll bar to reach the uplink ports of
another stack member.
The context menu can contain the following menu items:
Add
Only activated if the port is not yet assigned to the uplink set.
Assigns the port to the uplink set. If the port is already assigned to
another uplink set, this assignment is deleted.
Add as Backup
Only activated if the port is not yet assigned to the uplink set.
Assigns the port as a backup port to the uplink set. If the port is
already assigned to another uplink set, this assignment is deleted.
Remove
Only available if the port is already assigned to the uplink.
Removes the port assignment from the uplink set.
Active
Only available if the port is configured as Backup.
The corresponding port is configured as active and no longer as
backup.
Backup
Only available if the port is configured as Active.
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The corresponding port is configured as a backup port and no longer
as active port.
Ports configured as active or backup ports are indicated by different colors in the display (light red/light green or dark red/dark green). The name
of the uplink set is assigned to configured ports, which you can recognize by this.
5.4.2.2 Edit Properties step (Edit Uplink Set wizard - dedicated service network)
Edit Properties is the first step in the Edit Uplink Set wizard.
The type of the network determines which fields are displayed in this step.
Edit Properties step for dedicated service networks
Figure 39: Edit Uplink Set wizard (first step)
You can modify following parameters in the first step of the wizard:
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Activate Port Backup
Switch to a backup port if an error occurs in the active port. The port
backup function is only available if at least one backup port is configured.
Linkdown propagation
Send a linkdown event if both the active ports and the backup ports fail.
The linkdown event triggers a failover process on the server blade if configured accordingly.
If you select Linkdown propagation, the ports of the related server
blades receive a linkdown event if a problem occurs. If the LAN drivers in
the operating system of the server blade are configured accordingly, this
linkdown event then triggers a failover on the second LAN port. A linkdown event is then triggered if all ports configured as active and all ports
configured as backup ports of an uplink set fail. This allows the LAN connection to remain intact.
In order for the failover process in the server blade to work from LAN port
1 to LAN port 2, a LAN team must have been configured on the server
blade and the network on the second IBP module must have been configured accordingly.
Enable LACP
You activate the LACP protocol via Enable LACP.
Isolate mode
You activate the isolate mode via Isolate mode. With isolate mode activated, server blades in the same chassis that use the same network cannot communicate with each other, but only with an external device
though the uplinks.
This checkbox is not shown if the connection blade does not support isolate mode.
Link Speed
By selecting a Link Speed, you can select the transmission speed. If
auto negotiation is not selected on the external switch, configure this
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value if a problem occurs using the drop-down menu according to the settings on the external switch. The following values are available:
Auto negotiation
The transmission speed is negotiated with the external switch. You
can achieve a transmission speed of 1 Gbit/s with this value.
10 Mbit/s
10 Mbit/s full-duplex.
100 Mbit/s
100 Mbit/s full-duplex.
Service VLAN id
A Service VLAN ID must be specified.
IGMP Snooping
If IGMP Snooping is activated, the connection blade controls whether
requests to join a multicast group occur at the downlink ports of an uplink
set. If necessary, the corresponding downlink ports may be added to the
forwarding table of this multicast group or removed again.
Ports for the uplink set (change with right click)
Assign the required ports of the IBP to the uplink set. To do this, open
the context menu of each relevant port. If an uplink set for a switch stack
is defined, the uplink ports of all IBPs belonging to the stack are shown
one below the other. Use the scroll bar to reach the uplink ports of
another stack member.
The context menu can contain the following menu items:
Add
Only activated if the port is not yet assigned to the uplink set.
Assigns the port to the uplink set. If the port is already assigned to
another uplink set, this assignment is deleted.
Add as Backup
Only activated if the port is not yet assigned to the uplink set.
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Assigns the port as a backup port to the uplink set. If the port is
already assigned to another uplink set, this assignment is deleted.
Remove
Only available if the port is already assigned to the uplink.
Removes the port assignment from the uplink set.
Active
Only available if the port is configured as Backup.
The corresponding port is configured as active and no longer as
backup.
Backup
Only available if the port is configured as Active.
The corresponding port is configured as a backup port and no longer
as active port.
Ports configured as active or backup ports are indicated by different colors in the display (light red/light green or dark red/dark green). The name
of the uplink set is assigned to configured ports, which you can recognize by this.
5.4.2.3 DCB Properties (Edit Uplink Set wizard - single/VLAN network)
DCB Properties is the second step in the Edit Uplink Set wizard if a single
network or a VLAN network is edited.
It is only displayed if the connection blade supports DCB (Data
Center Bridging), i.e. for PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 10 Gb 18/8 connection blades.
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Figure 40: DCB Properties
Enable DCB
Enables the DCB feature of the connection blade. The DCB (Data
Center Bridging) settings here are specific configuration settings in a
DCB-enabled switching device.
This option should be enabled if this uplink set should be used for FCoE
(Fibre Channel over Ethernet).
Purpose
The purpose of the DCB setting. Possible values are FCoE and iSCSI.
Priority Level
The priority level. Possible values are 0 to 7; for FCoE this is by default
the value 3, for iSCSI the default value is 4.
Bandwidth
The share of the bandwidth in percent that is assigned to this function. If
the sum of all bandwidths of one IO-channel is not 100, the values are
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internally adjusted accordingly.
This is the bandwidth reserved for the FCoE function.
The FCoE function might share the complete bandwidth
of 10 Gb with other functions. A value of 60, for example, means that a bandwidth of at least 6 Gb/sec is
reserved for the FCoE packages.
5.4.2.4 Add Networks step (Edit Uplink Set wizard - VLAN network)
Add Networks is the second step in the Edit Uplink Set wizard if a VLAN
network is edited.
Figure 41: Edit Uplink Set wizard (second step)
In this step, you assign meaningful names for the networks defined via VLAN
IDs, which are to be assigned to the uplink set defined in the previous step.
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Add another network
Network Name
meaningful name of the network.
VLAN Id
The unique VLAN number of the network specified above. The VLAN ID
must be assigned uniquely within a shared uplink set.
Native VLAN
Defines a network as native VLAN. All packages that do not contain a
VLAN ID will be allowed through this connection.
Service VLAN
Defines a network as service VLAN.
Isolate mode
You activate the isolate mode via Isolate mode. With isolate mode activated, server blades in the same chassis that use the same network cannot communicate with each other, but only with an external device
though the uplinks.
This checkbox is not shown if the connection blade does not support isolate mode.
Add button
Adds the virtual LAN network to the table below.
Table
You can also define a network as a native VLAN or service VLAN and set the
isolate mode in the table retrospectively:
Native VLAN
Select the checkbox in the corresponding row under Native VLAN in the
table to define a network as a native VLAN.
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Service VLAN
Select the checkbox in the corresponding row under Service VLAN in
the table to define a network as a service VLAN.
Isolate mode
Select the checkbox in the corresponding row under Isolate mode to set
the isolate mode for this network. With isolate mode activated, servers
in the same chassis that use the same network cannot communicate
with each other, but only with an external device though the uplinks.
The column Isolate mode is not shown if the connection blade does not
support isolate mode.
Delete button
Deletes a selected VLAN networks from the list.
5.4.3 Create Server Profile wizard
You use this wizard to define a new server profile.
The Create Server Profile wizard comprises several dialog boxes to guide
you through the individual steps. All required steps are displayed in the tree
structure on the left.
You define a server profile in the Server Profile view in the area on the right
of the ServerView Virtual-IO Manager window. To open the Create Server
Profile wizard, click the New button in the area on the right or select New
Profile from the Profiles group context menu.
Another way to define server profiles is to switch to the view of the servers
managed by VIOM in the area on the left using the Server List button. Then
switch to the Server Configuration tab on the right and select Create Profile from the context menu of a table entry.
5.4.3.1 Name step (Create Server Profile wizard)
Name is the first step in the Create Server Profile wizard. In the first step,
you specify the name of the server profile, its intended target, and optionally
a comment.
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Figure 42: Name step
Name of the profile
Name of the server profile. If a profile already exists with this name or
the name is invalid, the name is marked in red.
Select type of profile
The target type to which this profile should be assignable:
Server Blade
This profile can be assigned to slots of a blade server.
Server Blade (double height)
This profile can be assigned to two slots of a BX900 which are one
over the other.
Other PRIMERGY Server
The profile can be assigned to a PRIMERGY rack server.
Preset values to use for server type
Server model (optional).
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The number and type of LAN ports under Onboard IO channels are
adjusted automatically according to the server model you select. The
number of LAN ports and mezzanine/PCI cards cannot exceed the maximum possible value for the selected server model.
Comment
Comments on a more detailed description of the profile (optional)
5.4.3.2 Configure Cards step (Create Server Profile wizard)
Configure Cards is the next step in the Create Server Profile wizard.
In this step, you specify the number of mezzanine/PCI cards as well as the
number and type of I/O channels for each card and for onboard.
Figure 43: Configure Card step
In the Onboard box you can specify the type and number of onboard ports to
be supported with this server profile. If you selected a server blade model
under Preset values to use for server type in the Name step, the number
and type of ports is initialized according to the model. You can adjust the
number for the server profile. However, you cannot exceed the maximum possible value for the selected server model.
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Depending on the selected profile and server type, there are a number of
boxes, each representing a slot for a mezzanine or PCI card. If you want to
configure a mezzanine or PCI card with this server profile, you must click the
Add button in the corresponding slot to add a card. For each card you must
specify its type:
LAN
LAN card. This card can have up to four ports.
FC
Fibre Channel card. This card can have up to two ports.
CNA
CNA card. This card can have up to two ports.
With IO Channels you specify the number of ports for the card to be supported with this server profile.
If you do not use an already configured mezzanine card, you can remove it
with the Delete button.
With the arrow buttons on the right you can change the position of a mezzanine/PCI card. To do this, you must select a mezzanine/PCI card by clicking in its box (a blue border indicates that it is selected). You can use the up
and down arrows to move the selected card by one position. If there is already a card in the target position, the cards swap their places. Any configuration for the mezzanine/PCI cards (e.g. boot configuration or virtual
addresses) is retained.
5.4.3.3 IO-Channels step (Create Server Profile wizard)
IO-Channels is the next step in the Create Server Profile wizard.
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Figure 44: IO-Channels step
Local boot settings used
This message shows that the local boot settings are being used in the
server profile. This message is not displayed if a boot device is used in
the server profile.
Use virtual addresses
Uses virtual MAC addresses and WWN addresses with this profile. You
can enter this information in another step within the wizard or VIOM can
assign this information automatically.
Disable Boot Menu Usage (F12)
Prevents the VIOM boot settings from being overwritten on your local
computer.
SMUX setting
This is only visible if a second mezzanine card of a blade server profile is
defined as a LAN mezzanine card.
Defines the fabric to which the second mezzanine card is routed:
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Fabric 3
All paths are routed to fabric 3.
Fabric 4
All paths are routed to fabric 4.
Fabric 3 & 4
LAN1 is routed to fabric 3 and LAN2 to fabric 4.
For more information on SMUX settings, see the documentation "PRIMERGY BX900 Blade Server Systems - ServerView Management Blade
S1".
The upper table displays the onboard ports (up to 6). Another table is displayed for each available mezzanine/PCI card configured in the previous
step. The tables have the following columns:
Column Significance
first col- Port number of the onboard or the mezzanine/PCI card port. On
umn
CNA cards the type of the function (LAN, FCoE, iSCSI) can be
selected from the drop-down list.
Another function can be added to this port with the
Functions can be removed with the
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Column Significance
Network Name of the network. You can specify a network for each LAN or
CNA port, but not for profiles of type Rack Server.
If you want to use the profile on blade servers with IBP modules,
you can specify a network for each LAN or CNA port. If you work
with blade servers that have non-VIOM-capable LAN modules
(Open Fabric mode), do not specify a network as it is not possible
to define networks on these modules.
To enter a network name, click the table cell to switch to edit
mode. You can also open a network selection dialog box via the
"..." button. In it you can select a managed blade server chassis
from the selection list. The networks defined for this chassis that
are suitable for the selected port are then displayed. To select a
network, double-click the name or select the name and click the
Add button.
Make sure that the networks entered here are/will
be configured before the profile is activated on
the corresponding blade server.
As long as a network does not yet exist, the
server profile can be created with this network,
but cannot yet be assigned to a slot. If you wish
to exit the network selection without selecting a
network, click the Close button or another input
field.
Tagged Names of tagged VLAN networks. You can specify tagged VLAN
VLAN
networks for each LAN or CNA port, but not for profiles of type
Rack Server. If you specify more than one tagged VLAN for a
port, the names must be separated by commas.
If you use the network selection box, the name of the chosen network is added to the Tagged VLAN column if you use the Add
tagged button.
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Column Significance
Service Names of the service networks. You can specify service networks for each LAN or CNA port, but not for profiles of type Rack
Server. If you specify more than one service network for a port,
the names must be separated by commas.
If you use the network selection box, the name of the chosen network is replaced in the Network column or added to the Service
column depending on the type of the selected network.
Boot
To configure the port as the boot device, select PXE boot, iSCSI
boot, or SAN boot from the selection list. If you select disabled,
this port is not a boot device. You can define up to four boot
devices in a profile.
The values available in the selection list depends on type of port
or function.
If you configure an iSCSI boot device or SAN boot device, you
must specify additional boot settings in the Boot Parameter step.
5.4.3.4 Boot Parameter step (Create Server Profile wizard)
Boot Parameter is the next step in the Create Server Profile wizard. In this
step, you specify the boot device and boot parameter order. This step is only
shown if you configured a iSCSI boot or SAN boot or at least two channels
as boot devices in the IO-Channels step.
If you configured at least two channels as boot devices in the previous step,
use the arrow up and arrow down buttons to change the boot order.
The selection you made at the IO-Channels step (iSCSI boot or SAN boot)
determines which fields are displayed in this dialog box.
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Boot Parameters for an iSCSI boot (LAN ports or iSCSI function on
CNA mezzanine card)
Figure 45: Boot Parameter step (iSCSI boot)
Initiator Parameters
Address Origin
DHCP
The system tries (in the case of an iSCSI boot) to obtain the client
IP address, subnet mask, and gateway IP address from a DHCP
server. Only the initiator name and (optional) the VLAN ID must be
specified here.
static
A static client IP address, subnet mask, and gateway IP address
must be specified.
Initiator Name
Name of the iSCSI initiator to be used (in the case of an iSCSI boot) for
the connection to the iSCSI target.
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VLAN Id
VLAN ID that is used by the HBA to send its requests.(optional)
Should be used only for CNA-iSCSI-functions.
IPv4 address
Static client IP address to be used for this port. The port will use this IP
address for the entire iSCSI session. You can enter an IP address in this
field if Address Origin: static is selected.
Subnet Mask
IP subnet mask. This should be the IP subnet mask of the network used
to connect this port (in the case of an iSCSI boot). You can enter the subnet mask in this field if Address Origin: static is selected.
Gateway Address
IP address of the network gateway. You can enter the gateway address
in this field if Address Origin: static is selected. This is necessary if
the iSCSI target is in a subnetwork other than the subnetwork of the
selected iSCSI boot port.
If iSCSI initiator and target are in the same network segment, no gateway is needed. The gateway address should be set to the value 0.0.0.0.
Target Parameters
Address Origin
DHCP
The system tries (in the case of an iSCSI boot) to obtain the name
of the iSCSI target, the IP address of the iSCSI target, the IP port
number, and the SCSI LUN ID from a DHCP server in the network.
static
Static name for the iSCSI target, a static IP address for the iSCSI
target, a static IP port number, and a static SCSI LUN ID.
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Target Name
IQN name of the iSCSI target. You can enter a name in this field if
Address Origin: static is selected.
IPv4 address
IP address of the iSCSI target. You can enter an IP address in this field if
Address Origin: static is selected.
Port
TCP port number (default: 3260 for iSCSI). You can enter a port number
in this field if Address Origin: static is selected. (optional)
LUN
LUN ID of the boot disk on the SCSI target. You can enter a LUN ID in
this field if Address Origin: static is selected.
Authentication
Authentication Method
None
No authentication is used.
CHAP
CHAP authentication is activated for this port. CHAP allows the target
to authenticate the initiator. After activating CHAP, you must enter a
user name and password for the target.
Mutual CHAP
Mutual CHAP authentication is activated for this port. Mutual CHAP
allows the initiator to authenticate the target. After activating mutual
CHAP authentication, you must enter a user name, a password for the
target, and a mutual CHAP password.
Chap Username
CHAP user name. The name must be identical to the name configured
on the iSCSI target.
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Chap Secret
CHAP password. This password must be identical to the password configured on the iSCSI target. It must contain 12 to 16 characters.
This password must differ from the password in the Mutual Chap
Secret field.
Mutual Chap Secret
The mutual CHAP password. This password must be identical to the
password configured on the iSCSI target. It must contain 12 to 16 characters.
This password must differ from the password in the Chap Secret field.
For more information, see the documentation " iSCSI Boot for PRIMERGY
Server with Intel Network Controllers".
Boot Parameters for SAN boot in the case of Fibre Channel ports or
functions
Figure 46: Boot Parameter step (SAN boot)
1st Target
In 1st Target, you configure the boot device.
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Port Name
WWPN (worldwide port name) of the port for the boot device.
LUN
LUN (logical unit number) address of the boot device. The default value
for the field is 0.
2nd Target
In 2nd Target, you configure the backup boot device (optional).
Port Name
WWPN (worldwide port name) of the port for the backup boot device.
LUN
LUN (logical unit number) address of the backup boot device. The
default value for the field is 0.
Speed
Transmission speed used by the selected port. By default, auto negotiate is selected. If auto negotiation is not selected on the external
switch, you configure the value using the drop-down menu according to
the settings on the external switch. The following values are available:
auto negotiate
Default
The transmission speed is negotiated with the external switch.
1Gbit/s
1 Gbit/s full-duplex
2 Gbit/s
2 Gbit/s full-duplex
4 Gbit/s
4 Gbit/s full-duplex
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8 Gbit/s
8 Gbit/s full-duplex
Topology
Type of port connection with the external SAN network. Possible values:
auto (loop first)
auto (Point-to-Point first)
Point-to-Point
Arbitrated loop
By default, auto (Point-to-Point first) is set.
5.4.3.5
CNA Parameter step (Create Server Profile wizard)
CNA Parameter is the next step in the Create Server Profile wizard. In this
step, you specify the parameter for CNA functions.
This step is only shown if CNA onboard ports are selected or at
least one CNA mezzanine card is specified in the second step of the
Create Server Profile wizard.
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Figure 47: CNA Parameter step
Bandwidth
The share of the bandwidth in percent that is assigned to this function. If
the sum of all bandwidths of one IO-channel is not 100, the values are
internally adjusted accordingly.
This is the bandwidth reserved for the FCoE function.
The FCoE function might share the complete bandwidth
of 10 Gb with other functions. A value of 60, for example, means that a bandwidth of at least 6 Gb/sec is
reserved for the FCoE packages.
Vlan ID
optional
The Vlan ID that is used by this function. This field is not available for
FCoE functions.
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Enable DCB Settings
This option is available only for FCoE and iSCSI functions. It enables
the DCB (Data Center Bridging) feature of the connection blade. The
DCB settings here are specific configuration settings in a DCB-enabled
switching device.
This option should be enabled if the profile will be used in a blade server
chassis where the corresponding physical CNA port will be connected to
a PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 10 Gb 18/8 (SBAX2) connection blade in IBP
mode.
If the port of the server blade, where the profile will be used, is connected
to a LAN pass-thru module or a PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 10 Gb 18/8
(SBAX2) connection blade in switch mode, the option Enable DCB settings should not be set.
Priority Level
The priority level. Possible values are 0 to 7; for FCoE this is by default
the value 3, for iSCSI the default value is 4.
5.4.3.6 Virtual Addresses step (Create Server Profile wizard)
Virtual Addresses is the next step in the Create Server Profile wizard. In
this step, you specify the virtual addresses for each port. It is only shown if
Use virtual addresses is activated in the IO-Channels step of the Create
Server Profile wizard.
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Figure 48: Virtual Addresses step
Virtual MAC, Virtual WWNN, Virtual WWPN, Virtual E-MAC
The virtual address. Virtual MAC and E-MAC (Enode MAC) addresses
must have the structure xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx while virtual WWN addresses must have the structure xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx. Each x represents
a hexadecimal character (0-9, a-f, A-F).
The Enode MAC address is the MAC address of an FCoE function.
Ignore range
If this option is selected, it is not checked whether the given virtual
address is in the range that was specified when you installed VIOM.
Allocate virtual address
VIOM automatically assigns a virtual address after you exit the wizard.
Automatic assignment is only possible if you specified address
ranges when you installed VIOM.
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Next to each virtual address, you see the status of the address. The status
can have the following values:
Status
Significance
Allocate (OK)
The address is automatically
assigned.
OK (OK)
The address is valid and has not
been assigned yet.
Not checked (warn- The address entered has not been
ing)
checked yet.
No value (error)
Either an address was not specified
or Allocate virtual address was
not selected.
Not unique (error) The same address is in use for several ports.
Out of range
(error)
The address is outside the specified address range.
Syntax error
(error)
The address is syntactically incorrect.
Already used
(error)
The address is already in use
Check Addresses
A check is performed to determine whether the addresses are currently
in use in other profiles and whether they are within the range specified.
This button is only active if for at least one address Allocate virtual
address has not been selected and all virtual addresses have been
entered correctly.
5.4.3.7 Confirm step (Create Server Profile wizard)
Confirm is the last step in the Create Server Profile wizard. In this step,
you can check the entries you have made once again.
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Figure 49: Confirm step
5.4.4 Edit Server Profile wizard
You use this wizard to modify a server profile.
The Edit Server Profile wizard comprises several dialog boxes to guide you
through the individual steps. All required steps are displayed in the tree structure on the left.
To open the Edit Server Profile wizard, click the Edit button in the area on
the right or select Edit in the context menu of the selected server profile.
5.4.4.1 Name step (Edit Server Profile wizard)
Name is the first step in the Edit Server Profile wizard. In the first step, you
can modify the name, its intended target, and the description of the server profile.
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Figure 50: Name step
Name of the profile
Name of the server profile. If a profile already exists with this name or
the name is invalid, the name is marked in red.
Select type of profile
The target type to which this profile should be assignable:
Server Blade
This profile can be assigned to slots of a blade server.
Server Blade (double height)
This profile can be assigned to two slots of a BX900 which are one
over the other.
Other PRIMERGY Server
The profile can be assigned to a PRIMERGY rack server.
Preset values to use for server type
Server model (optional).
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The number and type of LAN ports under Onboard IO channels are
adjusted automatically according to the server model you select. The
number of LAN ports and mezzanine/PCI cards cannot exceed the maximum possible value for the selected server model.
Comment
Comments on a more detailed description of the profile (optional)
5.4.4.2 Configure Cards step (Edit Server Profile wizard)
Configure Cards is the next step in the Edit Server Profile wizard.
In this step, you specify the number and type of mezzanine cards as well as
the number of I/O channels for each card and for onboard.
Figure 51: Configure Card step
In the Onboard box you can specify the type and number of onboard ports to
be supported with this server profile. If you selected a server blade model
under Preset values to use for server type in the Name step, the number
and type of ports is initialized according to the model. You can adjust the
number for the server profile. However, you cannot exceed the maximum possible value for the selected server model.
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Depending on the selected profile and server type, there are a number of
boxes, each representing a slot for a mezzanine or PCI card. If you want to
configure a mezzanine or PCI card with this server profile, you must click the
Add button in the corresponding slot to add a card. For each card you must
specify its type:
LAN
LAN card. This card can have up to four ports.
FC
Fibre Channel card. This card can have up to two ports.
CNA
CNA card. This card can have up to two ports.
With IO Channels you specify the number of ports for the card to be supported with this server profile.
If you do not use an already configured mezzanine card, you can remove it
with the Delete button.
With the arrow buttons on the right you can change the position of a mezzanine/PCI card. To do this, you must select a mezzanine/PCI card by clicking in its box (a blue border indicates that it is selected). You can use the up
and down arrows to move the selected card by one position. If there is already a card in the target position, the cards swap their places. Any configuration for the mezzanine/PCI cards (e.g. boot configuration or virtual
addresses) is retained.
5.4.4.3 IO-Channels step (Edit Server Profile wizard)
IO-Channels is the next step in the Edit Server Profile wizard.
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Figure 52: IO-Channels step
Local boot settings used
This message shows that the local boot settings are being used in the
server profile. This message is not displayed if a boot device is used in
the server profile.
Use virtual addresses
Uses virtual MAC addresses and WWN addresses with this profile. You
can enter this information in another step within the wizard or VIOM can
assign this information automatically.
Disable Boot Menu Usage (F12)
Prevents the VIOM boot settings from being overwritten on your local
computer.
SMUX setting
This is only visible if a second mezzanine card of a blade server profile is
defined as a LAN mezzanine card.
Defines the fabric to which the second mezzanine card is routed:
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Fabric 3
All paths are routed to fabric 3.
Fabric 4
All paths are routed to fabric 4.
Fabric 3 & 4
LAN1 is routed to fabric 3 and LAN2 to fabric 4.
For more information on SMUX settings, see the documentation "PRIMERGY BX900 Blade Server Systems - ServerView Management Blade
S1".
The upper table displays the onboard ports (up to 6). Another table is displayed for each available mezzanine/PCI card configured in the previous
step. The tables have the following columns:
Column Significance
first col- Port number of the onboard or the mezzanine/PCI card port. On
umn
CNA cards the type of the function (LAN, FCoE, iSCSI) can be
selected from the drop-down list.
Another function can be added to this port with the
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Column Significance
Network Name of the network. You can specify a network for each LAN or
CNA port, but not for profiles of type Rack Server.
If you want to use the profile on blade servers with IBP modules,
you can specify a network for each LAN or CNA port. If you work
with blade servers that have non-VIOM-capable LAN modules
(Open Fabric mode), do not specify a network as it is not possible
to define networks on these modules.
To enter a network name, click the table cell to switch to edit
mode. You can also open a network selection dialog box via the
"..." button. In it you can select a managed blade server chassis
from the selection list. The networks defined for this chassis that
are suitable for the selected port are then displayed. To select a
network, double-click the name or select the name and click the
Add button.
Make sure that the networks entered here are/will
be configured before the profile is activated on
the corresponding blade server.
As long as a network does not yet exist, the
server profile can be created with this network,
but cannot yet be assigned to a slot. If you wish
to exit the network selection without selecting a
network, click the Close button or another input
field.
Tagged Names of tagged VLAN networks. You can specify tagged VLAN
VLAN
networks for each LAN or CNA port, but not for profiles of type
Rack Server. If you specify more than one tagged VLAN for a
port, the names must be separated by commas.
If you use the network selection box, the name of the chosen network is added to the Tagged VLAN column if you use the Add
tagged button.
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Column Significance
Service Names of the service networks. You can specify service networks for each LAN or CNA port, but not for profiles of type Rack
Server. If you specify more than one service network for a port,
the names must be separated by commas.
If you use the network selection box, the name of the chosen network is replaced in the Network column or added to the Service
column depending on the type of the selected network.
Boot
To configure the port as the boot device, select PXE boot, iSCSI
boot, or SAN boot from the selection list. If you select disabled,
this port is not a boot device. You can define up to four boot
devices in a profile.
The values available in the selection list depends on type of port
or function.
If you configure an iSCSI boot device or SAN boot device, you
must specify additional boot settings in the Boot Parameter step.
5.4.4.4 Boot Parameter step (Edit Server Profile wizard)
Boot Parameter is the next step in the Edit Server Profile wizard. In this
step, you can modify the boot device configuration and the boot parameter
order. This step is only shown if you configured a iSCSI boot or SAN boot or
at least two channels as boot devices in the previous step of the Edit Server
Profile wizard.
If you configured at least two channels as boot devices in the previous step,
use the arrow up and arrow down buttons to change the boot order.
The selection you made at the second step (iSCSI boot or SAN boot) determines which fields are displayed in this dialog box.
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Boot Parameters for an iSCSI boot (LAN ports) or iSCSI function on
CNA mezzanine card
Figure 53: Boot Parameter step (iSCSI boot)
Initiator Parameters
Address Origin
DHCP
The system tries (in the case of an iSCSI boot) to obtain the client
IP address, subnet mask, and gateway IP address from a DHCP
server. Only the initiator name and (optional) the VLAN ID must be
specified here.
static
A static client IP address, subnet mask, and gateway IP address
must be specified.
Initiator Name
Name of the iSCSI initiator to be used (in the case of an iSCSI boot) for
the connection to the iSCSI target.
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IPv4 address
Static client IP address to be used for this port. The port will use this IP
address for the entire iSCSI session. You can enter an IP address in this
field if Address Origin: static is selected.
Subnet Mask
IP subnet mask. This should be the IP subnet mask of the network used
to connect this port (in the case of an iSCSI boot). You can enter a subnet mask in this field if Address Origin: static is selected.
Gateway Address
IP address of the network gateway. You can enter the gateway address
in this field if Address Origin: static is selected. This is necessary if
the iSCSI target is in a subnetwork other than the subnetwork of the
selected iSCSI boot port.
If iSCSI initiator and target are in the same network segment, no gateway is needed. The gateway address should be set to the value 0.0.0.0.
Target Parameters
Address Origin
DHCP
The system tries (in the case of an iSCSI boot) to obtain the name
of the iSCSI target, the IP address of the iSCSI target, the IP port
number, and the SCSI LUN ID from a DHCP server in the network.
static
Static name for the iSCSI target, a static IP address for the iSCSI
target, a static IP port number, and a static SCSI LUN ID.
Target Name
IQN name of the iSCSI target. You can enter a name in this field if
Address Origin: static is selected.
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IPv4 address
IP address of the iSCSI target. You can enter an IP address in this field if
Address Origin: static is selected.
Port
TCP port number (default: 3260 for iSCSI). You can enter a port number
in this field if Address Origin: static is selected. (optional)
LUN
LUN ID of the boot disk on the SCSI target. You can enter a LUN ID in
this field if Address Origin: static is selected.
Authentication
Authentication Method
None
No authentication is used.
CHAP
CHAP authentication is activated for this port. CHAP allows the target
to authenticate the initiator. After activating CHAP, you must enter a
user name and password for the target.
Mutual CHAP
Mutual CHAP authentication is activated for this port. Mutual CHAP
allows the initiator to authenticate the target. After activating mutual
CHAP authentication, you must enter a user name, a password for the
target, and a mutual CHAP password.
Chap Username
CHAP user name. The name must be identical to the name configured
on the iSCSI target.
Chap Secret
CHAP password. This password must be identical to the password configured on the iSCSI target. It must contain 12 to 16 characters.
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This password must differ from the password in the Mutual Chap
Secret field.
Mutual Chap Secret
The mutual CHAP password. This password must be identical to the
password configured on the iSCSI target. It must contain 12 to 16 characters.
This password must differ from the password in the Chap Secret field.
For more information, see the documentation " iSCSI Boot for PRIMERGY
Server with Intel Network Controllers".
Boot Parameters for SAN boot in the case of Fibre Channel ports or
functions
Figure 54: Boot Parameter step (SAN boot)
1st Target
In 1st Target, you configure the boot device.
Port Name
WWPN (worldwide port name) of the port for the boot device.
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LUN
LUN (logical unit number) address of the boot device. The default value
for the field is 0.
2nd Target
In 2nd Target, you configure the backup boot device.
Port Name
WWPN (worldwide port name) of the port for the backup boot device.
LUN
LUN (logical unit number) address of the backup boot device. The
default value for the field is 0.
Speed
Transmission speed used by the selected port. By default, auto negotiate is selected. If auto negotiation is not selected on the external
switch, you configure the value using the drop-down menu according to
the settings on the external switch. The following values are available:
auto negotiate
Default
The transmission speed is negotiated with the external switch.
1Gbit/s
1 Gbit/s full-duplex
2 Gbit/s
2 Gbit/s full-duplex
4 Gbit/s
4 Gbit/s full-duplex
8 Gbit/s
8 Gbit/s full-duplex
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Topology
Type of port connection with the external SAN network. Possible values:
auto (loop first)
auto (Point-to-Point first)
Point-to-Point
Arbitrated loop
By default, auto (Point-to-Point first) is set.
5.4.4.5 CNA Parameter step (Edit Server Profile wizard)
CNA Parameter is the next step in the Edit Server Profile wizard. In this
step, you specify the parameter for CNA functions.
This step is only shown if at least one FCoE function for a CNA mezzanine card is specified in the second step of the Edit Server Profile wizard.
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Figure 55: CNA Parameter step
Enable DCB Settings
This option is available only for FCoE and iSCSI functions. It enables
the DCB (Data Center Bridging) feature of the connection blade. The
DCB settings here are specific configuration settings in a DCB-enabled
switching device.
This option should be enabled if the profile will be used in a blade server
chassis where the corresponding physical CNA port will be connected to
a PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 10 Gb 18/8 (SBAX2) connection blade in IBP
mode.
If the port of the server blade, where the profile will be used, is connected
to a LAN pass-thru module or a PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 10 Gb 18/8
(SBAX2) connection blade in switch mode, the option Enable DCB settings should not be set.
Priority Level
The priority level. Possible values are 0 to 7; for FCoE this is by default
the value 3, for iSCSI the default value is 4.
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Bandwidth
The share of the bandwidth in percent that is assigned to this function. If
the sum of all bandwidths of one IO-channel is not 100, the values are
internally adjusted accordingly.
This is the bandwidth reserved for the FCoE function.
The FCoE function might share the complete bandwidth
of 10 Gb with other functions. A value of 60, for example, means that a bandwidth of at least 6 Gb/sec is
reserved for the FCoE packages.
5.4.4.6 Virtual Addresses step (Edit Server Profile wizard)
Virtual Addresses is the next step in the Edit Server Profile wizard. In this
step, you specify the virtual addresses for each port. It is only shown if Use
virtual addresses is activated in the second step of the Edit Server Profile
wizard.
Figure 56: Virtual Addresses step
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Virtual MAC, Virtual WWNN, Virtual WWPN, Virtual E-MAC
The virtual address. Virtual MAC and E-MAC (Enode MAC) addresses
must have the structure xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx while virtual WWN addresses must have the structure xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx. Each x represents
a hexadecimal character (0-9, a-f, A-F).
The Enode MAC address is the MAC address of an FCoE function.
Ignore range
If this option is selected, it is not checked whether the given virtual
address is in the range that was specified when you installed VIOM.
Allocate virtual address
VIOM automatically assigns a virtual address after you exit the wizard.
Automatic assignment is only possible if you specified address
ranges when you installed VIOM.
Next to each virtual address, you see the status of the address. The status
can have the following values:
Status
Significance
Allocate (OK)
The address is automatically assigned.
Not changed
(OK)
The address is not changed.
OK (OK)
The address is valid and has not been assigned yet.
Not checked
(warning)
The address entered has not been checked yet.
No value (error) Either an address was not specified or Allocate virtual
address was not selected.
Not unique
(error)
The same address is in use for several ports.
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Status
Significance
Out of range
(error)
The address is outside the specified address range.
Syntax error
(error)
The address is syntactically incorrect.
Already used
(error)
The address is already in use
Check Addresses
A check is performed to determine whether the addresses are currently
in use in other profiles and whether they are within the range specified.
This button is only active if for at least one address Allocate virtual
address has not been selected and all virtual addresses have been
entered correctly.
5.4.4.7 Confirm step (Edit Server Profile wizard)
Confirm is the next step in the Edit Server Profile wizard. In this step, you
can check the entries you have made once again.
Figure 57: Confirm step
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5.4.5 Save Configuration wizard
You use the Save Configuration wizard to save and to restore backup files
as well as to delete them on the management station.
The Save Configuration wizard comprises several dialog boxes to guide
you through the individual steps. All required steps are displayed in the tree
structure on the left.
You launch the wizard using the Configuration Backup / Restore button on
the Virtual-IO Manager tab.
5.4.5.1 Select Action step (Configuration Backup/Restore wizard)
You save and restore backup files as well as delete them on the management station using a wizard. You launch the wizard using the Configuration Backup / Restore button on the Virtual-IO Manager tab.
Select Action is the first step in the Configuration Backup/Restore wizard.
In this step you select the action that you want to carry out.
Figure 58: Select Action step
Save Configuration
Select Save Configuration to save a configuration in a file.
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Restore Configuration
Select Restore Configuration to restore a configuration from a file.
Delete Configuration
Select Delete Configuration to delete backup files you no longer need
on the central management station.
You delete backup files saved locally using the means available on
the operating system of the local computer
5.4.5.2 Select File step (Save Configuration Wizard)
Select File is the second step in the Save Configuration wizard. In this
step you select the computer on which you want to save the configuration.
Figure 59: Select File step (Save Configuration wizard)
Save on Management Station
Saves the configuration on the management station.
Column Significance
Name
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Date
Date and time when the backup file is
created.
You can sort the list of existing backup files according to file name or
date by clicking the table headline accordingly.
File
Name for the backup file. You can also create a file in subdirectories
by specifying the entire path name (e.g. directory/file). If the
required directories do not yet exist, they are created automatically.
The backup files are assigned the .xml suffix automatically if you
have not specified one.
Save local
Saves the configuration in a file on the computer on which the GUI runs.
File
Name for the backup file. It is strongly recommended to specify a
complete path (on Windows including drive letter) because otherwise the file location depends on the used browser and operating
system.
Browse
Opens the file selection dialog box in which you can navigate to the
desired folder and then select an existing backup file or specify the
name of the backup file.
If the file already exists, it will be overwritten.
5.4.5.3 Select File step (Restore Configuration wizard)
Select File is the second step in the Restore Configuration wizard. In this
step you select the the backup file from which you want to restore the configuration.
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Figure 60: Select File step (Restore Configuration wizard)
Restore file from Management Station
Backup file from the management station.
Column Significance
Name
Name of an existing backup file.
Date
Date and time when the backup file is created.
You can sort the list of existing backup files according to file name or
date by clicking the table headline accordingly.
File
Name for the backup file.
Restore local file
A backup file on the local computer on which the GUI runs
File
Name for the backup file.
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Browse
Opens the file selection dialog box in which you can select the relevant backup file.
5.4.5.4 Select File step (Delete Backup Files wizard)
Select File is the second step in the Delete Backup Files wizard. In this
step you select the backup files you want to delete on the management station.
Figure 61: Select File step (Delete Backup Files wizard)
The table displays the backup files. You can sort the list of backup files
according to file name or date by clicking the table headline accordingly.
Column Significance
Selection box
Name
Name of the backup file
Date
Date and time, when the backup file is created
Select All
Selects all the backup files.
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Clear Selection
Deselects all the backup files.
5.4.5.5 Select Data step (Save Configuration wizard)
Select Data is the third step in the Save Configuration wizard. In this step
you select the servers whose configuration you wish to save.
Figure 62: Select Data step (Save Configuration wizard)
Select servers to save
Servers whose configuration you wish to save. Do not select any
servers if you only wish to save profiles.
Save Profiles
Specify whether server profiles are to be saved too.
It is essential that you save the profiles along with the
configuration if the assigned profiles are to be reassigned once the configuration has been restored.
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5.4.5.6 Select Data step (Restore Configuration wizard)
Select Data is the third step in the Restore Configuration wizard. In this
step you define the data you wish to restore.
Figure 63: Select Data step (Restore Configuration wizard)
Select the configuration to restore
In the Configuration column you select the configuration(s) to restore.
Column
Significance
Configuration Selection box and configurations that could
be restored.
Target
For blade servers only: The target to which
the configuration will be restored is specified.
Options... button. It opens the Restore
Options dialog box.
You can select following configurations to restore:
Profiles
Restore the server profiles.
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The Restore Options dialog box opens automatically in which you
specify additional parameters (see section "Restore Options dialog
box (server profiles)" on page 243 ).
<server>
Restore the configuration saved for the selected server.
For blade servers, the Restore Options dialog box opens automatically in which you specify additional parameters (see section
"Restore Options dialog box (servers)" on page 241 ) .
In addition, you can click the Options... button in the last column to
open the Restore Options dialog box (see "Restore Options dialog box
(servers)" on page 241 for each configuration.
For PRIMERGY rack servers, the three options in the Restore
Options dialog box are disabled. In addition, Reassign Profiles is selected.
5.4.5.7 Select Data step (Delete Backup Files wizard)
Select Data is the third step in the Delete Backup Files Configuration wizard.
Figure 64: Select Data step (Delete Backup Files wizard)
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In this step you will see the names of the files you wish to delete. The files
are deleted after you have clicked Finish.
5.5
Dialog boxes
Virtual-IO Manager provides the following dialog boxes:
l
Authentication dialog box
l
Licenses Information dialog box
l
Restore Options dialog box
l
Select Profile dialog box
5.5.1 Authentication dialog box (single blade server)
The Authentication dialog box is displayed when you click the Manage or
Authentication button on the Setup tab. This dialog box varies depending on
what you have selected in the table on the Setup tab.
If you select a single blade server in this table, the following Authentication
dialog box is shown.
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Figure 65: VIOM Manager authentication (single blade server)
In this dialog box, you enter the user names/passwords for the management
blade and for the IBP modules, which VIOM can then use to access these
modules.
For the MMB and each IBP, you must specify the user name and password
with which VIOM can access the component. To make it easier for you, in
the MMB area there is a checkbox called Use for all components which,
when checked, sets the values for all IBPs to the ones specified for the
MMB. So, if the user name and password are the same for all components
(this should be the standard), you only need to specify them once.
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For security reasons you should change the default user name and password
combination. You can have the same user name and password for all components or different ones for each. You must specify this accordingly in this
dialog box.
With the Configure protocols button you can expand the dialog box, so that
you can also specifiy the protocol and port to be used by VIOM to access the
components. These values should not be changed in a standard configuration.
User name
A valid user name with access rights to the MMB or IBP
Password
Password of the user ID
Use for all components
Sets the values for all IBPs to the ones specified for the MMB.
Configure protocols
Expands the dialog box, so that you can also specifiy the protocol and
the port to be used by VIOM to access the components. These values
should not be changed in a standard configuration.
Protocol
Select the protocol to be used for communication with the management
blade or the I/O connection blades.
Port
If Use default port is not checked, you have the option of specifying
other port numbers for the modules in this field.
Use default port
Uses the default port. The default port is dependent on the protocol and
the relevant module.
For a management blade: Port 3172 for Telnet and Port 22 for SSH
For an I/O connection blade: Port 23 for Telnet and Port 22 for SSH
The Port input field is inactive if this option is checked.
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For a standard configuration, these values should not be
changed.
5.5.2 Authentication dialog box (PRIMERGY rack server)
The Authentication dialog box is displayed when you click the Manage or
Authentication button on the Setup tab. This dialog box varies depending on
what you have selected in the table on the Setup tab.
If you select one or more PRIMERGY rack server(s) in this table on the
Setup tab, the following Authentication dialog box is shown.
Figure 66: VIOM Manager authentication (PRIMERGY rack server)
For each PRIMERGY rack server, you must to specify the user name and
password for the iRMC with which VIOM can access this server. If more
than one PRIMERGY rack server is selected in the table, there is a checkbox called Use for all components which, when checked, sets the values
for all PRIMERGY rack servers to the ones specified for the first PRIMERGY rack server. So, if the user name and password are the same for all
PRIMERGY rack servers, you only need to specify them once.
For security reasons you should change the default user name and password
combination. You can have the same user name and password for all com-
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ponents or different ones for each. You must specify this accordingly in this
dialog box.
With the Configure protocols button you can expand the dialog box, so that
you can also specifiy the port to be used by VIOM to access the components. This value should not be changed in a standard configuration.
User name
A valid user name with access rights to the iRMC
Password
Password of the user ID
Trap Destination
IP address (IPv4 or IPv6) of the VIOM management station to which
traps are sent in the case of connecting the PRIMERGY rack server to
power. This field is preset with one IP address of the VIOM management
station. It should only be changed if the management station is reachable by different IP addresses and another one should be used.
Use for all components
Sets the values for all PRIMERGY rack servers to the ones specified for
first PRIMERGY rack server.
Configure protocols
Expands the dialog box, so that you can also specifiy the protocol and
the port to be used by VIOM to access the PRIMERGY rack server(s).
These values should not be changed in a standard configuration.
Protocol
Select the protocol to be used for communication with the PRIMERGY
rack servers.
Port
If Use default port is not checked, you have the option of specifying
other port numbers for the PRIMERGY rack servers in this field.
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Use default port
Uses the default port. The default port is dependent on the protocol and
the relevant module.
For a PRIMERGY rack server: Port 623
The Port input field is inactive if this option is checked.
For a standard configuration, these values should not be
changed.
5.5.3 Authentication dialog box (PRIMERGY rack server and
blade server)
The Authentication dialog box is displayed when you click the Manage or
Authentication button on the Setup tab. This dialog box varies depending on
what you have selected in the table on the Setup tab.
If you select several servers with at least one blade server in this table, you
only specify one user name and password. These will be used for all MMBs
and IBPs of all selected blade servers and for all selected PRIMERGY rack
servers. For protocol, port, and trap destination, the default values are used.
If this situation is not suitable for you, please select fewer servers in the table
before you click the Manage or Authentication button.
Figure 67: VIOM Manager authentication (PRIMERGY rack server and blade
server)
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User name
A valid user name with access rights to the MMBs, IBPs, and iRMCs
Password
Password of the user ID
5.5.4 Licenses Information dialog box
The Licenses Information dialog box displayes a table showing the relevant
information of the license.
This dialog box opens when you click the Show Licenses button on the Virtual-IO Manager tab.
Figure 68: Licenses Information
In the table there is one row per license:
Column
Significance
License
License code
Version
Bound
VIOM version if the license is version bound (currently not yet
supported)
Assign
Count
Number of server profiles that this license permits you to assign
using the Virtual-IO Manager
Duration
Days
Validity period (only applies to demo licenses)
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Assign Limit
Maximum number of server profiles that can be assigned with the
licenses
Used Assigns
Number of server profiles currently being assigned
Assign Credit
Number of server profiles that can still be assigned with the licenses
OK
Closes the Licenses Information dialog box.
5.5.5 Preferences dialog box
The Preferences dialog box allows you to set user preferences.
This dialog box opens when you click the Preferences button on the VirtualIO Manager tab.
In the Preferences dialog box are two tabs to set user preferences:
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Display tab
l
Trace tab
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Display tab
Figure 69: Display tab (Preferences dialog box)
The Display tab allows you to reset the display settings. If you change some
display properties (e.g. the width of columns in a table), these are stored
user-specific. These settings can be reset to factory defaults by selecting the
Reset display settings check box.
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Trace tab
Figure 70: Trace tab (Preferences dialog box)
On the Trace tab, parameters for tracing the VIOM-GUI can be set. This is
useful to create diagnostic data (see section "Creating diagnostic data" on
page 356). On this tab you find the following options and input fields:
Write trace messages to file
Select this option to write trace output to file(s). If this option is not selected, the trace output is written to the Java Console only.
File name
Enter here the file name for the trace output. You can use the Browse
button to select the file.
Max. file size
Specifies the maximal size of a trace file.
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If the maximum file size is reached, the trace file will be renamed and a
new one will be used. The renamed trace files will have a number appended, up to a maximum of ten possible back-up trace files. Therefore the
trace files can use up to ten times the specified value of disk space.
Trace level
Specifies the amount of trace information. To create diagnostic data,
fine is an appropriate value.
no tracing
Tracing is switched off.
severe
Only the most important information is traced.
info
Also some information about minor errors is traced.
fine
Information necessary for error diagnosis is traced.
call trace
More detailed information as fine.
finer
Even more information than in call trace.
data
Most detailed trace; currently not used.
5.5.6 Restore Options dialog box (servers)
The Restore Options dialog box opens when you select a blade server in the
Select Data step of the Restore Configuration wizard. It also opens when
you click the Options... button in the table row. In this dialog box you can
specify additional parameters to restore blade server configurations.
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For PRIMERGY rack servers, the Restore Options dialog box can
also be opened by clicking the Options... button. But the three
options in the Restore Options dialog box are disabled. In addition,
Reassign Profiles is selected. So in this case, you cannot change
any of the options.
Figure 71: Restore Options dialog box (blade server)
Restore Spare Information
Specifies whether the information on the spare slots is restored.
Reassign Profiles
Specifies whether the profiles which were assigned when the backup
was performed are reassigned. This option is only enabled if the backup
contains profiles.
If Profiles is not selected in the Select Data step of the Restore Configuration wizard, it is selected automatically when you close this dialog
box with OK. In this case, the Restore only reassigned profiles option
(see "Restore Options dialog box (server profiles)" on page 243) will be
selected for profiles.
Restore On Different Chassis
Specifies that the backup is restored on another blade server. If you
select this option, a Browse button appears. Click this button to open a
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dialog box where you can select the destination blade server.
OK
Applies your selection and closes the dialog box.
Cancel
Closes the dialog box without applying your selection.
5.5.7 Restore Options dialog box (server profiles)
The Restore Options dialog box opens when you select Profiles in the third
step of the Restore Configuration wizard. It also opens when you click the
Options... button in the Profiles row. In this dialog box you can specify additional parameters to restore server profiles.
Figure 72: Restore Options dialog box (server profiles)
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Restore only reassigned profiles
Specifies that only the profiles that are reassigned to the selected blade
servers will be restored (see section "Restoring blade server configurations" on page 306). If you do not select this option, all the profiles
saved in the backup file will be restored.
Keep existing profiles
Specifies that the existing profiles remain the same. This option is selected automatically if you select the Restore only reassigned profiles
option.
If you do not select this option, all existing profiles are deleted before the
configuration is restored.
If you select the Keep existing profiles option, select what is to happen
with the existing profiles of the same name in On Existing Profiles.
Abort Restore
The restore operation is canceled and an error message displayed.
Rename Restored Profiles
The existing profiles are renamed by adding the backup date and
possibly also a number to the file names.
Replace Existing Profiles
The existing profiles are replaced by the profiles contained in the
backup.
Use Existing Profiles
The profiles are not restored and the existing profiles continue to be
used instead.
Assign new virtual addresses
The restored profiles are assigned new virtual addresses.
Restore Address Ranges
Specifies that the origin address ranges will be restored.
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This will be necessary if address ranges have been changed since the
backup configuration has been saved or if it is created on another management station. This option cannot be selected together with Keep
existing profiles.
OK
Applies your selection and closes the dialog box.
Cancel
Closes the dialog box without applying your selection.
5.5.8 Select Profile dialog box
In the Select Profile dialog box, you can select the required server profile in
the tree structure. The area on the right displays information on the selected
profile.
To open this dialog box, click Assign Profile or select Assign Profile in the
context menu of the required slot or PRIMERGY rack server on the Server
Configuration tab.
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Figure 73: Select Profile dialog box
Power On after Assign
The server is started once the server profile has been assigned.
To prevent further questions when warnings occur, you can state here that
you want to assign the server profile even if a warning is issued:
Ignore ext. LAN connections
If you try to assign a server profile with configured networks to a normal
LAN switch, you will get an error. With this option you ignore all networks of the server profile. Then no paths are configured and only the virtual addresses are used.
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Ignore Spare
No warning during assignment to a spare slot
Skip downlink checks
No warning, even though ports are configured in the server profile for
which there are no downlinks in the IBP. If a network is defined for such
a LAN port, the server profile cannot be assigned in any case. With this
option you can assign a server profile even though no switch is set
OK
The selected server profile is assigned to the slot.
If you have not selected Ignore ext. LAN connections, Ignore
Spare, or Skip downlink checks, a corresponding warning is
issued in another window. In this case you must confirm that you
still want to assign the server profile to this slot.
If the server profile is already assigned to another slot, a corresponding message appears in another window asking whether you
wish to continue with the operation. If you confirm this, the previous
assignment is deleted and the profile is assigned to the new slot.
If you try to assign a PRIMERGY rack server profile with PCI cards
to a blade server slot or a blade server profile to a PRIMERGY rack
server, a warning is shown. If you confirm that you really want to
assign the profile, only the mezzanine/PCI cards in slot 1 and 2 are
regarded (see "VIOM server profile mapping" on page 132).
5.6
Context menus
This section contains a list of the various context menus as well as a brief
description of the individual menu items.
5.6.1 Context menus on the Ext. LAN Connections tab
The Ext. LAN Connections tab provides a number of context menus.
The context menu of an uplink set contains the following menu items:
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New Uplink Set
Define a new uplink set
Edit Uplink Set
Edit an uplink set
Delete
Delete network(s) or uplink set(s)
The context menu of an uplink port can contain the following menu items
depending on how it is configured:
Add
Assign port to an uplink set
Add as Backup
Assign port to an uplink set as a backup port
Remove
Remove port assignment from an uplink set
Active
Change configuration of a backup port in an active port
Backup
Change configuration of an active port in a backup port
A network must be selected in the table in order to make the context
menu available for an uplink port.
5.6.2 Context menus in the Server Profiles view
Depending on what you select in the Server Profiles view of the ServerView Virtual-IO Manager window, context menus with different menu items
are displayed.
The context menu of the Profiles group in the left area of the window contains the following menu item:
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New Profile
Create a server profile
The context menu of a profile contains the following menu items:
Edit Profile
Edit selected server profile
Show Profile Details
View definition of a selected server profile
Delete Profile
Delete selected server profile
Copy Profile
Create a copy of the selected server profile
5.6.3 Context menu on the Server Configuration tab
The context menu of the Server Configuration tab contains the following
menu items:
Assign Profile
Assign server profile to a slot or PRIMERGY rack server
Unassign Profile
Remove assignment of a server profile from a slot or PRIMERGY rack
server
Create profile
Create a server profile
Show Profile Details
View definition of the assigned server profile
Update State
Update the power state display, the boot mode and the virtualization status of a server
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Inventory Boot
Re-create the inventory table of the server.
During inventory boot the system BIOS assembles the inventory information of the server blade or PRIMERGY rack server hardware as needed by the Virtual-IO Manager and sends it to the management blade or to
iRMC, where it is stored.
In some cases a manual execution of the inventory boot is necessary in
order to support the new functionality:
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For support of new functionality a new version of the inventory table
might be needed. Example: Converged network adapter card (CNA)
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In some cases the new version of the inventory table might not be
created automatically for the server. Example: The new version of
the inventory table is only supported by a new version of the system
BIOS.
You must execute the inventory boot manually, after applying a new
version of the system BIOS and iRMC firmware or a new version of
the firmware of the optional hardware.
Boot
Start the server(s)
Shutdown
Switch off the server
Failover
Assign the server profile of a slot to a suitable spare slot in the event of a
failure.
Video Redirection
Open a new window where the console output of the server is shown.
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5.7
General buttons
This section describes the general buttons that you will come across in the
Virtual-IO Manager.
5.7.1 Buttons in the area on the left
Server List button
Click Server List in the left area of the Virtual-IO Manager to switch to
the file tree view according to the ServerView server list.
Profiles button
Click Profiles in the left area of the Virtual-IO Manager to switch to the
profile view of the defined server profiles.
5.7.2 Button in the area on the right
Click this button to refresh the display on the tab.
5.7.3 General buttons in other dialog boxes
Back button
Click Back to return to the previous step of the relevant wizard.
Cancel button
Click Cancel to close a wizard/dialog box without saving your changes.
Finish button
Click Finish to confirm your entries and exit the relevant wizard.
This button is only active if all the required entries have been made.
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Help button
Click Help to launch the context-sensitive online help.
Next button
Click Next to go to the next step of the relevant wizard.
OK button
Click OK to confirm your entries. The dialog box closes.
5.8
Icons
This section contains a list of the VIOM-specific icons and their meaning.
These icons are displayed on the Setup tab when you click a module in the
display.
Icon Significance
The module cannot be managed.
The module has minor configuration problems.
The module has major configuration problems.
Table 4: Icons on the Setup tab
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Using the Virtual-IO Manager
6.1
Starting the Virtual-IO Manager
You can start the Virtual-IO Manager from the main window of the ServerView Operations Manager:
1. Start the ServerView Operations Manager. For information on starting
the ServerView Operations Manager, see the ServerView Operations
Manager user guide.
2. Start the Virtual-IO Manager on the start page of the Operations Manager
by choosing Administration – Virtual-IO Manager.
On Windows, you can also launch VIOM from the Windows Start Menu.
1. Choose Start – [ALL] Programs – Fujitsu – ServerView Suite – Virtual-IO Manager – Virtual-IO Manager.
In both cases, the login page of the Fujitsu ServerView Suite Central Authentication Service is displayed. Here, you enter a valid user name and password of a user with AccessVIOM privilege. By default, this is a user with
Administrator role.
The start page of the Virtual-IO Manager is then displayed.
6.2
Closing Virtual-IO Manager
You can close the Virtual-IO Manager by closing the main window.
1. To close the Virtual-IO Manager main window, click on the Close icon in
the browser window.
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6.3
Logging the actions using VIOM
6.3.1 Logging the actions on Windows
The Virtual-IO Manager logs all actions in the Windows Event Log, including
logins to the Virtual-IO Manager and all changes to the specific blade server
configuration on the Virtual-IO Manager. To do this, the Virtual-IO Manager
creates a separate Event Log ServerView VIOM, in which it saves its
events (see "Event logging" on page 359).
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Figure 74: VIOM-specific log file
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6.3.2 Logging the actions on Linux
On Linux the actions of VIOM are logged using the Syslog mechanism. All
informational messages are logged using the Syslog facility user. For example on SLES 11 you will find the VIOM messages in the file /var/log/user_
messages.
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Managing servers with VIOM
When you install a new server that can be managed using VIOM and add it to
the ServerView server list, then this server is automatically added to the
VIOM-specific server group VIOM Manageable.
In order to manage the server with VIOM, you first have to add it to the group
of servers managed with VIOM (VIOM Managed). When moving a server
from one group to another, you have to define the access rights as well as the
protocols and ports used for the individual modules.
The following sections describe how to activate or deactivate VIOM management of a server and how to set or change the access rights and ports.
Please note: A server may always only be managed by one management station with the Virtual-IO Manager. If, nevertheless, you
try to manage a server from a different management station, you
receive the message that this server is already being managed by a
management station.
You can ignore this warning if you want to manage the VIOM from
another management station. In this case, however, you need to
ensure that the other installation of the Virtual-IO Manager no longer
exists. Otherwise you will have undefined statuses in the managed
server.
After the Virtual-IO Manager is reconstructed on the CMS due to a
hardware failure, uninstalling and reinstalling, etc., you will need to
power off all target servers that are managed by the Virtual-IO Manager, because the networks have to be reconfigured and the server
profiles are reassigned.
7.1
Activating management with VIOM
To manage a server with VIOM, you have to select the server from the VIOM
Manageable server group and add it to the VIOM Managed server group.
You do this using the Manage button on the Setup tab.
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To manage a blade server, you have to access the management blade of the
BX600/BX400/BX900 chassis and the IBP modules in the chassis. To
access the management module (MMB) and the IBP modules with VIOM,
you have to specify data for authentication during activation, e. g. passwords
and possibly also protocols and port numbers.
To manage a PRIMERGY rack server, you have to access the iRMC of this
server. To access the iRMC you must specify user name and password.
1. Select the required server. To do this, click the required server in the
VIOM Manageable server group on the left of the VIOM window.
The server is displayed on the Setup tab. The tab view corresponds to
the model and configuration of the selected server.
As long as the server does not belong to the VIOM Managed
server group, only the Setup and Virtual-IO Manager tabs are
activated.
2. Click the Manage button.
If you are going to manage a blade server, you receive a warning that the
previous configuration will be deleted. This means that the default settings following the initial operation of the blade server or even the userdefined settings in the IBP modules will be deleted. For more information
on this, see section "VIOM internal operations on blade servers" on page
261.
3. If you click Yes, the Authentication dialog box opens. This dialog box
varies depending on the selection in the table on the Setup tab. See
"Authentication dialog box (single blade server)" on page 231, "Authentication dialog box (PRIMERGY rack server)" on page 234 and "Authentication dialog box (PRIMERGY rack server and blade server)" on page
236.
In this dialog box, you enter the user names/passwords for the management blade, for the IBP modules, or for the PRIMERGY rack
servers, which VIOM can use to access these components.
By default, the user name admin and password admin are set up for all
components. In this case, you must only enter the user name and
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password for the management blade or the first PRIMERGY rack server
and click Use for all components. These settings are then applied to
all I/O connection blades or all PRIMERGY rack servers.
You should change the default user name and password combination for
security reasons. You can have the same user name and password for
all components or different ones for each. You must specify this accordingly in this dialog box.
4. Click the Configure protocols button if you do not use the default protocols or ports. The Authentication dialog box expands so that you can
also configure the protocol and ports used by VIOM to access the components.
1. Select the protocol to be used for communication with the management blade, the I/O connection blades, or PRIMERGY rack
servers (Protocol).
2. Specifying the port numbers for the components if Use default port
is not checked.
For a standard configuration, these values should not be
changed.
5. When you click OK, the configuration is applied and the Authentication
dialog box closes. The tabs in the area on the right are then activated.
6. When you click Cancel, you close the Authentication dialog box without applying your changes and end the activation process.
7.2
Changing access rights and ports
You can also change the access rights and ports for the components (MMB,
IBP, or PRIMERGY rack servers) retrospectively.
1. Select the required server. To do this, click the required server on the left
of the VIOM window in the VIOM Managed server group.
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2. Click Authentication on the Setup tab. The Authentication dialog box
opens. See "Authentication dialog box (single blade server)" on page
231, "Authentication dialog box (PRIMERGY rack server)" on page 234.
3. Enter the user names and passwords for the individual components (for
the management blade and for all I/O connection blades or for the PRIMERGY rack servers), which VIOM can use to access these components.
By default, the user name admin and password admin are set up for all
components. In this case, you must only enter the user name and password for the management blade or the first PRIMERGY rack server and
click Use for all components. These settings are then applied to all I/O
connection blades or all PRIMERGY rack servers.
You should change the default user name and password combination for
security reasons. You can have the same user name and password for
all components or different ones for each. You must specify this accordingly in this dialog box.
4. Click the Configure protocols button, if you do not use the default protocols or ports. The Authentication dialog box expands so that you can
also configure the protocol and ports used by VIOM to access the components.
1. Select the protocol to be used for communication with the management blade or the I/O connection blades (Protocol).
2. Specifying the port numbers for the modules if Use default port is
not checked.
For a standard configuration, these values should not be
changed.
5. When you click OK, the configuration is applied and the Authentication
dialog box closes.
6. When you click Cancel, the Authentication dialog box closes without
applying your changes.
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7.3
Deactivating management with VIOM
You deactivate the management of servers by moving the servers from the
VIOM Managed server group to the VIOM Manageable server group.
1. Select the required servers. To do this, click the required server on the
left of the VIOM window in the VIOM Managed server group.
2. Click Unmanage on the Setup tab.
3. If you are unmanaging a blade server, you will receive a warning that the
previous configuration will be deleted if you move the server. The warning also informs you that, before deactivating management with VIOM,
you should remove all the LAN cables except the one connected to the
first uplink port.
If you click Yes, the previous configuration with VIOM is deleted and the
blade server is added to the VIOM Manageable server group.
If you click No, you close the window without moving the server.
For PRIMERGY rack servers: If you are only unmanaging
PRIMERGY rack servers, a simple confirmation message is
shown.
For more information on the internal operations for deactivating management
with VIOM, see section "VIOM internal operations on blade servers" on page
261
7.4
VIOM internal operations on blade servers
This section contains a list of internal operations that are executed when you
activate or deactivate management with VIOM for a blade server.
VIOM internal operations during activation
When you activate management with the Virtual-IO Manager for a blade
server chassis, the following actions are executed internally:
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1. The chassis is indicated as "managed". This happens, on the one hand,
in the VIOM database. However, information is also defined in the management blade of the chassis that this chassis is managed by this installation of the Virtual-IO Manager.
This information in the management blade is always checked
before a chassis is added in the VIOM management. If VIOM
can recognize from this that a chassis is already managed by
another Virtual-IO Manager, you receive a corresponding warning. If, however, you are sure that a chassis is no longer managed by another VIOM installation, you can still add the chassis
to the management despite the warning.
2. All IBP modules in this chassis are set to an initial state that has the following properties:
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The downlink ports of an IBP module no longer have a connection.
This means that the server blades are not connected to each other
or to an external network.
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Except for the first uplink port, no uplink port, in other words, none of
the other external ports, has an external connection.
In the case of the LAN connection blades of the BX400/BX900 (currently PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb 36/8+2, PY CB Eth Switch/IBP
1Gb 36/12, PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb 18/6, and PY CB Eth
Switch/IBP 10 Gb 18/8), which support an IBP mode, no external
port (not even the first uplink port) has an external connection.
The figures below show the standard configuration of the IBP module before activating and the initial configuration after activating
VIOM management (Manage button).
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Standard configuration before activating VIOM management
Figure 75: Standard configuration of the IBP 10/6 before activation
In this configuration, all server blades are linked with the standard uplink
set. The six uplink ports together form a LAG.
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Initial configuration after activating VIOM management
Figure 76: Initial configuration of the IBP 10/6 after activation
After activating the VIOM management (Manage button), the server
blades are not connected to each other and are not connected to any
external networks. Only the first uplink port has an external connection.
To enable you to configure the IBP module, the network to which the central management station is connected must be connected to this first
uplink port.
In the case of the LAN connection blades of the BX400/BX900, which
support an IBP mode (currently PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb 36/8+2, PY
CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb 36/12, PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb 18/6, and
PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 10 Gb 18/8), none of the uplink ports has a connection after VIOM management is activated. These modules must be
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configured so that they can be accessed from the central management
station via their management port.
3. In the management blade, any existing virtualization data (server profile
data) is deleted for each server blade slot.
VIOM internal operations during deactivation
When you deactivate management with the Virtual-IO Manager for a blade
server chassis, the following actions are executed internally:
1. The initial state (see figure "Standard configuration of the IBP 10/6
before activation" on page 263) is restored for the IBP modules. In detail,
this means:
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First, all defined networks and uplink sets, apart from the standard
uplink set, are deleted.
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The downlink ports are connected to the standard uplink set.
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All uplink ports are added to the standard uplink set as active ports.
In doing this, you have to note that the uplink ports form a LAG.
Before you deactivate management with the Virtual-IO Manager, it
is essential that you therefore first remove all the LAN cables except
for the one connected to the first uplink port.
2. In the management blade, any existing virtualization data (server profile
data) is deleted for each server blade slot.
3. The blade server chassis is indicated as "unmanaged". This happens, on
the one hand, in the VIOM database. In addition, in the management
blade of the blade server chassis, the information that this blade server
chassis is managed by this installation of the Virtual-IO Manager is deleted.
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7.5
VIOM-internal operations on a PRIMERGY rack
server
This section explains the internal operations perfomed when you activate or
deactivate management with VIOM for a PRIMERGY rack server.
VIOM-internal operations during activation
When you activate management with the Virtual-IO Manager for a PRIMERGY rack server, the following actions occur internally:
1. The PRIMERGY rack server is indicated as “managed” by this VIOM
installation. This is done by assigning a corresponding status to this
server node in the VIOM database and also by storing information about
the VIOM installation in a VIOM-specific property in the iRMC. This information uniquely identifies the current VIOM installation. (Note: This information is not changed during an update installation of VIOM, but it does
change when uninstalling and during a new installation.)
This information in the iRMC is always checked before a server
is managed. If VIOM can recognize from this that a PRIMERGY rack server is already managed by another Virtual-IO
Manager, you receive a corresponding warning. If, however,
you are sure that a server is no longer managed by another
VIOM installation, you can still add the server to the management despite the warning.
VIOM also changes a special VIOM-enabled flag in the iRMC from “not
enabled” to “enabled” and a trap destination is stored in the iRMC. The
trap destination is one of the required details that VIOM needs to manage
a PRIMERGY rack server. The trap destination must be the IP address
or server name of the ServerView management station where this Virtual-IO Manager and ServerView Operations Manager are installed.
When you specify a server name, the iRMC must be able to resolve this
server name into a valid IP address via DNS so that SNMP traps sent by
iRMC to the IP address reach the VIOM management station.
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The iRMC has limited storage to store multiple trap destinations. This configuration can be modified by other programs
or by using the iRMC user interface. When removing the trap
destination of the VIOM management station from the iRMC
configuration, this might result in incorrect behavior of the
server, in the case of a power loss event for this server.
VIOM also needs a username and password in order to authenticate on the iRMC when communicating with the iRMC via
RMC protocol (IPMI over LAN).
2. The Virtual-IO Manager performs a special so-called “inventory boot”,
which creates an inventory table for this server in the iRMC. This inventory table is used to check the availability of the required I/O devices
when assigning a VIOM server profile to this PRIMERGY rack server.
Therefore you will see that a PRIMERGY rack server is powered on
when a server is managed by VIOM. This inventory boot does not boot
an operating system; it powers down the server when the inventory table
is created and stored in the iRMC.
After these actions the PRIMERGY rack server is integrated into the VIOM
management and is ready to be assigned a VIOM server profile. When
assigning a VIOM server profile the following actions are performed:
1. VIOM checks that the server is powered off by reading the power state
reported by the iRMC.
2. VIOM reads the inventory data stored in the iRMC and checks whether
the server supplies the I/O devices configured in the VIOM server profile
that is to be assigned to this server.
3. VIOM writes virtualization data to the iRMC. This data contains the virtual addresses for all the configured I/O devices in the VIOM server profile and also the boot information. The virtualization data also contains
the port-disable configuration for any I/O device found in the inventory
data of this server, for which the server profile does not contain a configuration. VIOM cannot guarantee that all I/O devices that are not configured in the profile are disabled. This only works on devices that
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support this functionality.
4. VIOM performs a special so-called init boot that initializes all the I/O
devices with the virtualization configuration. This init boot can be avoided and a normal boot performed instead. This option is available in the
VIOM user interface when assigning a profile: option Power On after
Assign. All the VIOM-specific initialization is also performed during a
normal boot. The special init boot does not try to boot an operating system, it always powers off a server after the initialization is done.
When the init boot is successfully completed, the server reports the status VIOM_SETTING_OK. This status information is available in the
VIOM user interface on the Server Configuration tab in the table column state. In some situations you may need to manually update this
information in order to get the current state. To do this, click the Update
States button.
The status VIOM_SETTING_FAILED indicates a failure. In this case
the server will not be able to boot and a request to power on will result in
a power-off status when the VIOM initialization fails. The system event
log accessible via the iRMC interface will contain further information
about this event.
The status POWER_ON_PENDING indicates that an initial or normal
boot is still outstanding and the virtualization configuration is not in
effect.
When un-assigning a VIOM server profile the following actions are performed:
1. VIOM checks that the server is powered off by reading the power state
reported by the iRMC.
2. VIOM clears the VIOM-specific virtualization data stored in the iRMC.
Internally the VIOM server profile is no longer assigned to this PRIMERGY rack server.
3. VIOM performs the special init boot (see also actions when assigning a
profile). This is done in order to remove any virtual addresses from the
I/O devices so that the original manufacturer addresses (MAC
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addresses or WWN addresses) are used from now on. Also the boot
device priority setting as defined in the VIOM server profile is no longer
valid. The performed init boot results in a power-off state and the server
reports the status “Boot without VIOM” which is also displayed in the
VIOM user interface on the Server Configuration tab in the table column state. In some situations you may need to manually update this
information in order to get the current state. To do this, click the Update
States button.
Behavior after AC failure
The VIOM-specific virtualization data and inventory data are stored in the
iRMC. This data only remains valid as long as the iRMC is powered on. During a power loss (disconnection of all power cables or power loss in the data
center) the iRMC will forget the VIOM virtualization data as well as the
VIOM-specific inventory data. When AC power returns and the iRMC has
booted again, it still has the following information:
1. This PRIMERGY rack server is managed by VIOM.
2. The VIOM-enabled flag is set.
3. The unique identification of the VIOM installation.
4. The SNMP trap destination as specified by VIOM when managing the
server.
5. Whether VIOM virtualization data was stored in the iRMC before power
loss or not.
If VIOM virtualization data was stored in the iRMC before power loss and
because the iRMC knows that the server was managed by VIOM and that virtualization data was assigned, a special communication process with the
VIOM management station will start when the iRMC is booted again after
power has returned. This communication is based on sending SNMP traps to
the VIOM management station and setting specific status information in the
iRMC. For this process to work, the VIOM management station must be running and must be accessible to the iRMC.
As long as the iRMC did not receive virtualization data from the VIOM management station, it will periodically send SNMP traps to the management
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station indicating that it is still waiting for these data. This process can be
interrupted by disabling the VIOM managed status in iRMC user interface or
BIOS interface.
At the end of this process the VIOM inventory data is freshly recreated (inventory boot), the VIOM virtualization data is rewritten by VIOM to the iRMC
(also evaluating the new inventory data) and the virtualization data is made
active via an init boot. As long as the virtualization data is not available to the
server, this server will not be able to boot.
This illustrates that when managing PRIMERGY rack servers
with VIOM it is very important that the VIOM management station is always running.
It is advisable to make regular backups of the ServerView Operations Manager database and the VIOM database including transaction logs. These database backups and transaction logs should be
stored on high-availability storage media. Regular backups of the
OS image of the ServerView management station should also be
created so that the VIOM management station can always be recreated in the event of a server crash.
If the server needs to boot after AC failure even though the VIOM management station is not currently available, the VIOM-managed status of this
server must be deactivated (see also below). But if this is done, the I/O
address virtualization of the server gets lost. The Virtual-IO Manager later
detects that this server is no longer VIOM-managed by the VIOM-enabled
flag in the iRMC. Because of this, the VIOM-managed status in the Virtual-IO
Manager is changed to unmanaged in this case and, if a profile was assigned
to this server, it is internally unassigned.
If a VIOM-managed PRIMERGY rack server is moved to a different location
that is not controlled by the VIOM management station that originally controlled it, this PRIMERGY rack server cannot boot because it waits endlessly for the virtualization data.
It is best to unmanage the PRIMERGY rack server in VIOM before moving it
to the new location. If this is no longer possible, the VIOM-managed status
can be deactivated in the iRMC user interface and the system BIOS.
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To deactivate the server’s VIOM-managed status in the iRMC user interface,
click the Disable VIOM button in the iRMC view System Overview.
To deactivate the server’s VIOM-managed status via the system BIOS, open
the Advanced menu:
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Select VIOM in the Advanced menu and set the VIOM-flag from Enabled to
Disabled:
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Regardless of whether you deactivate the VIOM-managed status via the
iRMC interface or via the BIOS interface, the VIOM-enabled flag is reset, and
the information that identifies the VIOM management station, the VIOM virtualization data, and the inventory data are cleared. But please note that the
iRMC configuration of the VIOM management station as an SNMP trap destination is not removed by this process. You will need to manually check the
list of SNMP trap destinations and delete all unrequired entries. To do this,
open the view Alerting - SNMP Traps in the iRMC user interface:
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VIOM-internal operations during deactivation
When you deactivate management with the Virtual-IO Manager for a PRIMERGY rack server, the following actions occur internally:
1. VIOM checks that the server is powered off by reading the power state
reported by the iRMC.
2. If a VIOM server profile is assigned to this server, the server profile is
internally unassigned and the VIOM virtualization data is deleted in the
iRMC.
3. The iRMC property that holds the information about the VIOM management station is cleared.
4. The VIOM-enabled flag in the iRMC is reset, indicating that the server is
no longer VIOM-managed. This action invalidates the VIOM inventory
data in the iRMC.
5. If a VIOM server profile was assigned to this server, an init boot is initiated. With this action the virtualization of I/O addresses is deactivated,
so the original manufacturer addresses are activated again. Also the
boot priorities set in the server profile are no longer valid.
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7.6
Displaying license information
You use the Show Licenses button on the Virtual-IO Manager tab to
request information on the licenses assigned.
1. To do this, click the Show Licenses button on the Virtual-IO Manager
tab. The Licenses Information dialog box opens.
2. Click OK to close the Licenses Information dialog box.
The information displayed includes the following:
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The total number of server profiles that can be assigned using VIOM with
the license entered
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The number of server profiles already assigned with the license
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The number of server profiles that may still be assigned with the license
If the permitted total number of licenses has been reached, you cannot
assign any more server profiles. Further assignment (Assign Profile) is
denied and a corresponding error message is displayed. The only two possibilities for still assigning another server profile are
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to unassign another server profile or
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to specify another license (see section "License management" on page
90)
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Defining network paths (LAN)
This chapter describes how to define network paths on an IBP module (LAN
connection blade) using VIOM.
In the Virtual-IO Manager, defining a network path refers to specifying which
external ports are used to connect the relevant blade server chassis to which
external networks.
Defining these types of network paths on an IBP module includes the following steps:
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Defining an uplink set. An uplink set contains a number of uplink ports.
You can combine multiple uplink ports in one uplink set. You can configure the ports as active ports or as backup ports.
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Possibly also defining one or several meaningful network names, which
are assigned to the uplink set.
You can configure the IBP modules individually or for a failover configuration,
you can generate an identical configuration by copying the definitions of one
IBP module to a second module.
You define network paths using the Ext. LAN Connections tab. This tab
contains two other tabs (Graphic and Details). On both tabs, the New, Edit,
and Delete buttons are available.
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Click New to define a new uplink set (see section "Defining an uplink
set" on page 278).
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Click Edit to edit an existing uplink set (see section "Modifying an uplink
set" on page 285).
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Click Delete to delete networks or uplink sets (see section "Deleting networks" on page 286).
On the Details tab, you can edit existing configurations directly using the
table (see section "Modifying an uplink set" on page 285).
Context menus are also available on the tabs for defining network paths.
These will be indicated to you at the relevant places.
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The Chassis Configuration tab provides an overview of the configuration
(IBP configuration and server profile assignment) of a blade server (see chapter "Viewing the blade server configuration" on page 301).
8.1
Defining an uplink set
To define an uplink set, follow the steps below:
1. You can start the Create network wizard by:
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clicking New on the Graphic or Details tabs on the Ext. LAN Connections tab
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selecting New Uplink Set in the context menu of an uplink set.
The Create network wizard is launched.
2. In the first step of the wizard, you specify what type of uplink set or what
network you wish to create. You can choose between:
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Internal network
Creates an internal network without a connection to an uplink port.
This establishes a connection between the server blades (internal
IBP connections) without there being a connection to an external network. To find out what other entries you need to make during the further course of the wizard, see section "Defining an internal network"
on page 279.
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Single network (selected by default)
Creates an uplink set with a network. The uplink set and the network
have the same name. To find out what other entries you need to
make during the further course of the wizard, see section "Defining a
single network" on page 280.
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VLAN / Service VLAN networks
Creates an uplink set to which one network or even multiple networks with a VLAN ID can be assigned. To find out what other
entries you need to make during the further course of the wizard, see
section "Defining VLAN networks" on page 282.
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Dedicated Service network
Creates an uplink set with one dedicated service network. To find
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out what other entries you need to make during the further course of
the wizard, see section "Defining a dedicated service network" on
page 285.
You can view the configurations made on the Graphic and Details tabs.
8.1.1 Defining an internal network
If server blades only need to communicate with each other and, for security
reasons, there must be no connection to an external network, then you configure an internal network without a connection to an uplink. In this case, we
are dealing with internal IBP connections.
When defining the server profiles and assigning these profiles to the server
blade slots, you specify which server blades are to be connected via which
LAN ports via an internal network (see chapter "Defining and assigning
server profiles" on page 289).
To define an internal network, follow the steps below:
1. Click on the Ext. LAN Connections tab in in the work area on the left.
2. Start the Create network wizard by:
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clicking New on the Graphic or Details tabs
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selecting New Uplink Set in the context menu of an uplink set.
The Create network wizard is launched.
3. In the first step of the Create network wizard, select Internal network
and confirm your entry by clicking Next. The second step of the Create
network wizard opens.
4. Enter the required name for the internal network in Name of network.
5. Confirm this by clicking Finish. The internal network is configured with
the specified name.
You cannot edit an internal network. To find out how to delete an internal network, see "Deleting networks" on page 286".
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8.1.2 Defining a single network
In VIOM, a single network refers to a network in which a server blade can
communicate externally via one or several uplink ports. The uplink ports are
grouped in an uplink set. The network is given the same name as the uplink
set.
By grouping several active uplink ports in an uplink set and assigning an
uplink set to a network, a link aggregation group (LAG) can be formed. Since
it is possible to use several connections simultaneously in a LAG, you can
achieve a higher transmission speed and greater level of reliability in the network.
A static LAG is formed by default, i. e. the LACP protocol is not supported. Please note that the ports on the external switch, which are
connected to the IBP ports that form a LAG, have to form a static
LAG if the LAG on the IBP forms a static LAG.
You can optionally enable the LACP mode when creating a network.
If the LAG on the IBP is configured to use LACP, the LAG on the
external switch must also be configured to use LACP.
Note: The Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) is defined in
IEEE 802.3ad, which allows dynamic trunking of two or more network connections between two switches.
For a single network, no VLAN IDs are taken into account, i. e. all packages
are allowed through irrespective of the VLAN ID.
To define an single network, follow the steps below:
1. Click on the Ext. LAN Connections tab in in the work area on the left.
2. Start the Create network wizard by:
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clicking New on the Graphic or Details tabs
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selecting New Uplink Set in the context menu of an uplink set.
The Create network wizard is launched.
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3. In the first step of the Create network wizard, select Single network
and confirm your entry by clicking Next. The second step of the Create
network wizard opens.
4. Enter the required name for the uplink set in Name of uplink set. The
network automatically has the same name.
5. Under Ports for the uplink set, select the uplink ports that should
belong to this uplink set. An uplink port can be included in the port group
as an active port or as a backup port. An uplink set must contain at least
one active port.
All active uplink ports and all backup ports each form a LAG.
If a network needs to be configured so that the IBP module switches to
another port if any problems arise, then besides configuring the active
ports, you also have to configure one or several ports as backup ports. If
there is no longer a connection for any of the active ports of an uplink set,
the backup ports are activated and the ports that were active until this
point are deactivated.
Assign the required ports of the IBP to the uplink set by opening the context menu of each relevant port.
For a LAG configuration, you have to configure at least two
active ports.
With PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb 36/8+2 connection blades,
1GB uplinks and 10 Gb uplinks must not be mixed. If you try
this, the Finish button will not be enabled.
6. Select additional options, such as
Activate Port Backup: Switch to a backup port if an error occurs in the
active port
Linkdown propagation: Send a linkdown event if both the active ports
and the backup ports fail. The linkdown event triggers a failover process
on the server blade if configured accordingly.
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7. If the uplink set is created on a PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 10 Gb 18/8, click
Next to confirm your entries. The next step of the Create network wizard opens. In this step, you can specify the CNA parameters.
8. Click Finish to confirm your entries. A network is created with the configured uplink set.
The new network is added to the tables on the Graphic and Details tabs.
For further information on defining networks, see section "Defining networks
(LAN) (for blade servers only)" on page 30.
8.1.3 Defining VLAN networks
When you define VLAN networks, you define an uplink set, referred to as
"shared uplink set" in the following, which the various VLAN networks with
different VLAN IDs share. As each network within a shared uplink set is
given a unique VLAN ID, these networks are completely separate from one
another.
By grouping several active uplink ports in an uplink set and assigning an
uplink set to a network, a link aggregation group (LAG) can be formed. Since
it is possible to use several connections simultaneously in a LAG, you can
achieve a higher transmission speed and greater level of reliability in the network.
In this case, a static LAG is formed, i. e., the LACP protocol is not
supported. Please note that even the ports on the external switch,
which are connected with the IBP ports that form a LAG, also have
to form a static LAG.
To define an VLAN networks, follow the steps below:
1. Click on the Ext. LAN Connections tab in in the work area on the left.
2. Start the Create network wizard by:
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clicking New on the Graphic or Details tabs
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selecting New Uplink Set in the context menu of an uplink set.
The Create network wizard is launched.
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3. In the first step of the Create network wizard, select VLAN / Service
VLAN networks and confirm your entry by clicking Next. The second
step of the Create network wizard opens.
4. Enter the required name for the uplink set in Name of uplink set.
5. Under Ports for the uplink set, select the uplink ports that should
belong to this uplink set. An uplink port can be included in the port group
as an active port or as a backup port. An uplink set must contain at least
one active port.
All active uplink ports and all backup ports each form a LAG.
If a network needs to be configured so that the IBP module switches to
another port if any problems arise, then besides configuring the active
ports, you also have to configure one or several ports as backup ports. If
there is no longer a connection for any of the active ports of an uplink set,
the backup ports are activated and the ports that were active until this
point are deactivated.
Assign the required ports of the IBP to the uplink set by opening the context menu of each relevant port.
For a LAG configuration, you have to configure at least two
active ports.
With PY CB Eth Switch/IBP 1Gb 36/8+2 connection blades,
1GB uplinks and 10 Gb uplinks must not be mixed. If you try
this, the Next and Finish buttons will not be enabled.
6. Select additional options, such as
Activate Port Backup: Switch to a backup port if an error occurs in the
active port
Linkdown propagation: Send a linkdown event if both the active ports
and the backup ports fail. The linkdown event triggers a failover process
on the server blade if configured accordingly.
7. Click Next to confirm your entries. The last step of the Create network
wizard opens. In this step, you assign meaningful names for the net-
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works defined via VLAN IDs, which are to be assigned to the uplink set
defined in the previous step.
8. Enter the meaningful name of the network to be used by the uplink set as
well as the unique VLAN ID of the network within the shared uplink set.
The networks on an uplink set must have different VLAN IDs. In contrast, however, two networks on two different uplink sets can use the
same VLAN ID. These networks are still completely separate from one
another.
9. Optional :
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VLAN ID will be allowed through this connection.
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Select a network as service VLAN.
10. Click Add, the virtual LAN network is added to the table below.
11. Define any other required networks that are to use the port group, and
confirm each of these with Add.
12. You can also define a network as a native VLAN in the table retrospectively. To do this, select the checkbox in the corresponding row
under Native VLAN in the table.
13. You can also change the VLAN ID of a network in the table retrospectively. To do this, click in the corresponding row under VLAN Id in
the table and edit the VLAN ID.
14. You can also define a network as a service VLAN in the table retrospectively. To do this, select the checkbox in the corresponding row
under Service VLAN in the table.
15. You can also delete VLAN networks from the list. To do this, select one
of the VLAN networks in the table and click Delete.
16. When you have defined all the networks you need, click Finish to confirm your entries. The networks added to the table are created with the
configured uplink set.
The new defined VLAN networks are added to the tables on the Graphic and
Details tabs.
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For further information on defining networks, see section "Defining networks
(LAN) (for blade servers only)" on page 30.
8.1.4 Defining a dedicated service network
Defining a dedicated service network is mostly the same as defining a single
network. For further information, see section "Defining a single network" on
page 280
1. Click New on the Graphic or Details tabs or select New Uplink Set in
the context menu to define a new dedicated service network. The Create
network wizard is launched.
2. In the first step of the Create network wizard, select Dedicated service
network and confirm your entry by clicking Next. The second step of the
Create network wizard opens.
3. The following steps are the same steps as the steps for defining single
networks.
4. In addition to the steps for defining a single network, a Service VLAN ID
must be specified. Enter the required Service VLAN ID.
5. Once you have made all your entries, confirm these with Finish. When
you click Finish, a dedicated service network is created with the configured uplink set.
The new network is added to the tables on the Graphic and Details tabs. A
dedicated service network contains always the value service (vlan-id) in the
VLAN id column.
8.2
Modifying an uplink set
You can modify a defined uplink set via the Graphic and Details tabs on the
Ext. LAN Connections tab.
1. Select the corresponding uplink set in the table on the Graphic or
Details tab.
2. Click Edit. The Edit Uplink Set wizard is launched in which you can
change the configuration.
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The name of the uplink set cannot be changed; the field is inactive. The type of the uplink set cannot be changed either.
The Edit Uplink Set wizard is the same as the Create network wizard (see
section "Defining an uplink set" on page 278).
Modifying an uplink set directly in the table
On the Graphic and Details tabs, you can modify the existing configurations
directly via the table (with the exception of the Chassis and IBP columns on
the Details tab). The procedure varies according to the column:
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In the VLAN column: By double-clicking an entry in the table, a dialog
box opens in which you can make your changes.
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In the Uplink Ports and Backup Ports columns (both only available on
the Details tab):
When changing the ports, enter the ports separated by a comma (,). You
can define related areas using the minus sign (-), e. g. 11-13 is the same
as 11,12,13. When changing the ports in a switch stack, take care to
change the value in the appropriate row.
8.3
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In the Linkdown Prop., Port Backup, LACP, and IGMP columns on
the Details tab: Click the check box to change the existing configuration.
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In the port view of the Graphic tab: Select the changes in the context
menu of the corresponding port.
Deleting networks
If several networks are assigned to a shared uplink set, you have the option
of deleting networks. You can delete networks using either the Graphic or
Details tab.
1. Select the corresponding networks in the table on the Graphic or Details
tab.
2. Click the Delete button or select Delete in the context menu.
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A message appears asking whether you wish to delete the corresponding network.
3. If you confirm this, the networks will be deleted.
If you delete all networks or the last network of an uplink set, the
related uplink set is also deleted.
8.4
Copying an IBP configuration
You have the option of copying the defined uplink sets and networks to a second IBP module. This can be useful if you use a teaming configuration for failure safety on the server blades. If the ports of a server blade that are connected to the first IBP each form a LAN team with the corresponding ports
connected to the second IBP, and these ports are connected to the same networks, then in the case that the teaming software triggers a failover, the LAN
connection remains in the same networks.
If you wish to use the failure safety, then the following requirements must be
met:
1. The uplink sets must be defined with the Linkdown propagation function.
2. A LAN team must be configured on the server blade.
3. The network on the second IBP module must be configured accordingly.
The following describes how to create a corresponding IBP configuration by
making a copy:
1. Activate the Graphic tab on the Ext. LAN Connections tab.
2. Select the IBP whose configuration should be copied and click Copy.
3. Then select the IBP to which to copy and press the Paste button.
4. If you confirm the query, all definitions of the one IBP module are copied
to the other IBP module.
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VIOM always copies the entire configuration irrespective of
what is selected in the tables.
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If the target IBP has fewer uplink ports than the source IBP, all
uplink ports which does not exist on the target are removed from
uplink sets.
Copying configuration
You have the option of copying all defined uplink sets and networks of a chassis to another chassis. The following describes how to create a copy of all
networks of a chassis on another chassis:
1. Activate the Ext. LAN Connections tab.
2. Click Copy Configurations.
3. In the Select Target Chassis dialog box, select the chassis to which
the configuration should be copied and click OK.
After affirmation to overwrite the existing configuration, copying starts.
The source and the target chassis both should have the same IBP
types in the same slots. Otherwise the copy will probably fail.
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9
Defining and assigning server profiles
To use address virtualization or to enable a server blade to use a defined network, you must:
1. Define a server profile
2. Assign the profile to a slot or a PRIMERGY rack server
A server profile contains a set of parameters, which contains the VIOM-specific input/output parameters and the input/output connections.
You can define a server profile in two different ways:
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Using the Server Profiles view
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Using the Server Configuration tab
The server profile is then stored in the server profile repository.
You activate a server profile by assigning it to a slot in the blade server or to a
PRIMERGY rack server.
The following functions are available in the profile view:
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You define server profiles by clicking New (see section "Defining server
profiles" on page 290).
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You modify server profiles by clicking Edit(see section "Modifying
server profiles" on page 294).
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You delete server profiles by clicking Delete(see section "Deleting
server profiles" on page 296).
You can also access these functions using various context menus. These
will be pointed out to you at the relevant places. You can also copy a server
profile using the context menu of a profile (see section "Copying server profiles" on page 295 ").
You assign a server profile to a slot or to a PRIMERGY rack server on the
Server Configuration tab using the Assign profile button or Assign Profile in the context menu of the required slot or PRIMERGY rack server (see
section "Assigning server profiles" on page 296).
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An overview of the defined server profiles is displayed via the profile view on
the left of the ServerView Virtual-IO Manager window. In this case, a table
containing an overview of the profiles defined up to now is displayed on the
right of the window.
9.1
Defining server profiles
To define a server profile the Create Server Profile wizard is used. This wizard can be opened from two views:
Profiles view
1. Switch to the Profiles view in the area on the left of the ServerView Virtual-IO Manager window. Click Profiles, if applicable.
If no profiles have been created yet, the Profiles group is empty.
2. Click the New button in the area on the right or select New Profile from
the Profiles group context menu to launch the wizard for defining a
server profile.
ServerList view
1. Switch to the view of the servers managed by VIOM in the area on the
left using the Server List button.
2. Switch to the Server Configuration tab on the right.
3. Select Create Profile from the context menu of a table entry.
When the Create Server Profile wizard is launched, proceed as follows:
1. Enter the name of the profile in the first step of the wizard (Name step). If
a profile already exists with this name or the name is invalid, the name is
marked in red.
2. Select the type of the profile.
3. Optional: Select a server model under Preset values to use for server
type.
4. Optional: Provide a comment for the profile.
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5. Once you have entered all the required data, click Next to go to the Configure Cards step of the wizard.
6. Select the type and number of onboard IO channel in the Configure
Cards step.
7. Optional: Add mezzanine/PCI cards to the appropriate slots and select
the type and number of IO channels for each card. You can move a card
to another slot by using the arrow buttons on the right.
The number of onboard ports cannot exceed the maximum possible value for the selected server model. Furthermore, no more
mezzanine/PCI cards can be specified than are supported by
the selected model.
8. If you have configured the number and type of ports and cards, click
Next to go to the IO-Channels step.
9. Select Use virtual addresses to use virtual MAC addresses and WWN
addresses with this profile. You can enter these addresses in Virtual
Addresses step within this wizard or VIOM can assign these addresses
automatically.
10. Select Disable Boot Menu Usage (F12) to prevent your VIOM boot settings from being overwritten on your local computer.
11. For CNA IO-channels, select the number of physical functions using the
and
buttons and select the type of each physical function using
the dropdown-list.
12. SMUX setting is only enabled on blade server profiles if a second mezzanine card is defined as a LAN mezzanine card. Here, you can define
the fabric to which the card is routed.
13. The upper table displays the onboard LAN ports (up to 6). Another table
is displayed for each configured mezzanine or PCI card.
1. You can specify a network for each LAN or CNA port in a blade
server profile under the Network column.
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If you want to use the profile on blade servers with IBP modules,
you can specify a network for each LAN port. If you work with blade
servers that have non-VIOM-capable LAN modules (Open Fabric
mode), do not specify a network as it is not possible to define networks on these modules.
To enter a network name, click the table cell to switch to edit mode.
You can also open a network selection dialog box via the "..." button. In this dialog box you can select a managed blade server chassis from the selection list. The networks defined for this chassis are
then displayed. To select a network, double-click the name or select
the name and click the Add button.
Make sure that the networks entered here are/will be configured before the profile is activated on the corresponding
blade server.
As long as a network does not yet exist, the server profile
can be created with this network, but cannot yet be
assigned to a slot. If you wish to exit the network selection
without selecting a network, click another input field.
2. You can specify tagged VLAN networks for each LAN or CNA port
in a blade server profile. If you specify more than one tagged VLAN
network for a port, the names must be separated by commas. If you
use the network selection box, the name of the chosen network is
added to the Tagged VLAN column if you use the Add tagged button.
3. You can specify service networks for each LAN or CNA port in a
blade server profile. If you specify more than one service network for
a port, the names must be separated by commas. If you use the network selection box, the name of the chosen network is replaced in
the Network column or added to the Service column depending on
the type of the selected network.
14. To configure the port as the boot device, select PXE boot, iSCSI boot,
or SAN boot from the selection list under Boot. If you configure an
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iSCSI boot device or SAN boot device, you must specify additional boot
settings in the next step.
15. Click Next to access another step in this wizard. The next steps depend
on what you configured in the IO-Channels step.
16. If you configured several boot devices or one boot device that requires
additional parameters, the next step is the Boot Parameter step.
In this step, you specify the boot order and boot parameters for each
port.
You specify the boot order by using the arrow buttons on the right to
move the boot devices up or down.
The boot parameters for each port are specified in the corresponding
field. You have to specify additional parameters for an iSCSI boot (in the
case of LAN ports) and SAN boot (in the case of Fibre Channel ports).
You do not have to specify any additional parameters for a PXE boot (in
the case of LAN ports).
17. If you configured at least one CNA IO-channel, another step in this wizard is the CNA Parameter step. In this step, you specify the CNA
parameter for all physical functions.
18. If you selected Use virtual addresses in the IO-Channels step of this
wizard, another step in this wizard is the Virtual Addresses step.
You specify the virtual addresses in this step. For each address, you can
enter a virtual address or select Allocate virtual address. In the latter
case, VIOM automatically assigns a virtual address after you exit the
wizard.
Automatic assignment is only possible if you specified address
ranges when you installed VIOM (see "Installing the Virtual-IO
Manager on a Windows-based CMS" on page 58.
Next to each virtual address, you see the status of the address.
If you specify an address, you can select Ignore range to disable the
check whether the address is in the range that you specified during the
installation of VIOM.
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19. Once you have entered all the required data, click Next to go to the Confirm step of the wizard.
20. Use this step to check the entries you have made once again.
21. If the server profile definition is okay, click Finish to exit the wizard. In
this case, the server profile is created and saved in the server profile
repository.
The new server profile is now shown in the Server Profiles view.
9.2
Viewing server profiles
You can view a server profile definition. You do this as follows:
1. Switch to the Server Profiles view in the area on the left of the ServerView Virtual-IO Manager window. Click Profiles, if applicable.
2. Select the required profile in the area on the right of the ServerView Virtual-IO Manager window. Then click Details or select Show Details in
the context menu of the selected server profile.
3. The Server profiles <profile name> dialog box opens to provide information on the selected server profile.
For server profiles that are assigned, you can also open the information window on the Server Configuration tab. To do this, select a slot or PRIMERGY rack server that has a server profile assigned to it, and then select
Show Profile Details in the context menu.
9.3
Modifying server profiles
You can modify server profiles retrospectively.
1. To do this, switch to the Server Profiles view in the area on the left of
the ServerView Virtual-IO Manager window. Click Profiles, if applicable.
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2. Select the required profile in the area on the right of the ServerView Virtual-IO Manager window. Then click Edit or select Edit Profile from
context menu.
3. The Edit Server Profile wizard is launched in which you can change the
existing server profile definition.
The Edit Server Profile wizard is the same as the Create Server Profile
wizard. For a more detailed description of the wizard, see section "Defining
server profiles" on page 290.
You can only modify server profiles that are not assigned. If this is
not the case, the Edit button or Edit Profile menu item is inactive.
Before inserting a server blade with new optional hardware, you
should unassign the profile and modify it.
Before detaching the PCI card virtualized from the rack servers, you
should unassign the profile.
9.4
Copying server profiles
You can create several similar server profiles by creating copies of an existing server profile.
1. To do this, switch to the Server Profiles view in the area on the left of
the ServerView Virtual-IO Manager window. Click Profiles, if applicable.
2. Select the required profile.
3. Select Copy Profile from the context menu of the selected server profile. A copy of the relevant server profile is created.
The copy of a server profile is saved in the server profile repository under the
same name with the suffix _1. If you make several copies, the suffix is incremented. The copy gets a new name and new virtual addresses are assigned.
All other properties (e.g. boot parameter) are equal in the original and the
copy.
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You can only copy server profiles if you specified address ranges for
the virtual addressed when you installed VIOM.
9.5
Deleting server profiles
You can delete server profiles you no longer need.
1. To do this, switch to the Server Profiles view in the area on the left of
the ServerView Virtual-IO Manager window. Click Profiles, if applicable.
2. Select the required profiles in the area on the right.
3. Click Delete or select Delete Profile in the context menu of the selected
server profile.
4. A message appears asking if you wish to delete the corresponding
server profiles.
5. If you confirm this, the server profiles will be deleted.
You can only delete server profiles that are not assigned. If this is
not the case, the Delete button or Delete Profile menu item is inactive.
9.6
Assigning server profiles
You use the Server Configuration tab to assign server profiles to individual
slots or PRIMERGY rack servers.
The number of possible assigns depends on the registered licenses.
Each license contains a count which allows a certain number of
assigns. If the assign counts of all licenses are used up, no further
assign is possible. Only one assign count is allocated per profile
assign even for multislot profiles.
1. Click Server List, if applicable, to switch to the server list view in the
area on the left.
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2. In the tree structure on the left, select the corresponding blade server or
PRIMERGY rack server from the VIOM Managed group.
3. Switch to the Server Configuration tab in the area on the right.
4. Select the required slot of the blade server or the required PRIMERGY
rack server in the table.
For blade servers, you can also assign the server profile to an
empty slot.
5. You can only assign a server profile to a server blade or PRIMERGY
rack server if the server is switched off (power off). You can see whether
the state of the server is correct in the State column.
If the state of the server is not off, you can switch it off by clicking Shutdown or by selecting Shutdown in the context menu:
1. Click Shutdown in the context menu or click the Shutdown button.
2. In the next dialog box, select the type of shutdown (Graceful Shutdown or Forced Power Off).
3. If you confirm your selection, the server is switched off.
You can update the display in the State column by clicking
Update States button or with Update State in the context
menu.
6. Click Assign Profile or select Assign Profile in the context menu of
the required slot. The Select Profile dialog box opens.
7. In this dialog box, select the required server profile in the tree structure.
The area on the right displays information on the selected profile.
To prevent further questions when warnings occur, you can state here
that you want to assign the server profile even if a warning is issued:
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Ignore ext. LAN connections
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8. Confirm your selection with OK. The selected server profile is assigned
to the slot.
If you have not selected Ignore ext. LAN
connections, Ignore Spare or Skip downlink
checks, a corresponding warning can be issued in
another dialog box. In this case you must confirm that
you still want to assign the server profile to this slot.
If the server profile is already assigned to another slot or
PRIMERGY rack server, a corresponding message
appears in another dialog box asking whether you wish
to continue with the operation. If you confirm this, the
previous assignment is deleted and the profile is
assigned to the new slot or PRIMERGY rack server.
If you try to assign a PRIMERGY rack server profile
with PCI cards to a blade server slot or a blade server
profile to a PRIMERGY rack server, a warnig is shown.
If you confirm that you really want to assign the profile,
only the mezzanine/PCI cards in slot 1 and 2 are regarded (see "VIOM server profile mapping" on page 132).
9.7
Deleting profile assignments
You use the Server Configuration tab to delete the assignment of a server
profile from an individual slot or PRIMERGY rack server.
1. Click Server List, if applicable, to switch to the server list view in the
area on the left.
2. In the tree structure on the left, select the corresponding server from the
VIOM Managed group.
3. Switch to the Server Configuration tab in the area on the right.
4. Select the corresponding slot of the blade server or the PRIMERGY rack
server in the table.
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5. You can only deactivate a server profile if the corresponding server is
switched off (power off). You can see whether the server is switched off
in the State column.
If the state of the server is not off, you can switch it off by clicking Shutdown or by selecting Shutdown in the context menu.
You can update the display in the State column by clicking
Update States button or with Update State in the context
menu.
6. Click Unassign Profile or select Unassign Profile in the context menu
of the required slot.
The assignment is deleted and no server profile is assigned to the corresponding slot or PRIMERGY rack server. The display on the Server Configuration tab is updated accordingly.
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You view the blade server configuration via the Chassis configuration tab.
1. Click the Chassis configuration tab.The Chassis configuration tab
contains a schematic display of the existing configuration of the blade
server.
2. Click the Update States button to update the display of the on/off status
of the server blades in the rectangle of the slots.
3. Click an uplink port, a network or a bay to select it. The elements associated with the element you have selected are then highlighted.
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You can save your blade server configuration and server profiles in files and
restore them later. Backups like these are useful, for example, if you want to
use previous configurations after a new installation.
You can store these backup files both on the management station and locally
on the computer on which the Web GUI runs.
These backup files contain the configurations (networks, uplink sets,
assigned profiles, spare slot definitions) of one or several chassis and/or profiles.
You save and restore backup files as well as delete them on the management station using a wizard. You launch the wizard using the Configuration Backup / Restore button on the Virtual-IO Manager tab.
11.1 Saving your configuration and server profiles
The starting point for backing up your configuration and server profiles is the
Virtual-IO Manager tab:
1. Launch the wizard using the Configuration Backup / Restore button.
2. Select Save Configuration in the first step of the wizard to save the configuration in a file.
3. Click Next to go to the Select File step.
4. Select the computer on which you want to save the configuration:
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Select Save on Management Station to save the configuration to
the management station.
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Select Save local to save the configuration in a file on the computer
on which the GUI runs.
5. When you select Save on Management Station, you save the configuration to the central management system. There are two ways of
specifying the backup file:
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Select an existing file from the list that will then be overwritten.
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Enter the name for the backup file directly in the input field.You can
also write in subdirectories by specifying the entire path name (e. g.
directory/file). If the required directories do not yet exist, they are
created automatically. The backup files are assigned the .xml suffix
automatically if you have not specified one.
6. Select Save local to save the configuration in a file on the computer on
which the GUI runs. There are two ways of specifying the backup file:
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Enter the name for the backup file directly in the input field. On Windows, if you do not specify a complete path including drive letter, the
file will be saved on the desktop.
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Click Browse to open the file selection dialog box in which you can
navigate to the desired folder and select an existing backup file or
specify the name of the backup file. If the file exists, it will be overwritten.
7. Once you have specified a backup file, click Next to go to the Select
Data step of the wizard.
8. In Select servers to save, select the servers whose configuration you
wish to save. Do not select any servers if you only wish to save profiles.
9. Select Save Profiles to specify whether server profiles are to be saved
too.
It is essential that you save the profiles along with the configuration
if the assigned profiles are to be reassigned once the configuration
has been restored.
11.2 Restoring the configuration
The starting point for restoring a configuration is the Virtual-IO Manager tab.
1. Launch the relevant wizard using the Configuration Backup / Restore
button.
2. Select Restore Configuration to restore a configuration from a file.
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3. Click Next to go to the Select File step.
4. Select the backup file from which you want to restore the configuration:
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Select Restore file from Management Station to select a backup
file from the management station.
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Select Restore local file to select a file on the computer on which
the GUI runs
5. When you click Restore file from Management Station, you select a
backup file from the list on the management station.
6. When you click Restore local file, you select a backup file on the local
computer on which the GUI runs. By clicking Browse the file selection
dialog box opens, which allows you to select the relevant backup file.
You can also enter the backup file name directly in the input field.
7. Once you have selected a backup file, click Next to go to the Select
Data step to define the data you wish to restore.
8. Select the configuration you wish to restore under Select configuration
to restore:
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Select Profiles to restore the server profiles.
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Select a server to restore the configuration saved for a blade server.
11.2.1 Restoring server profiles
1. Select Profiles in the Select Data step to restore server profiles. The
Restore Options dialog box opens in which you specify additional
parameters. You can also open this dialog box by clicking the Options...
button in the Profiles row.
2. Select the server profiles which will be restored:
If you select the Restore only reassigned profiles, only the profiles
that are reassigned to the selected servers will be restored (see section
"Restoring blade server configurations" on page 306). If you do not
select the Restore only reassigned profiles option, all the profiles
saved in the backup file will be restored.
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3. Select the Keep existing profiles option, to keep the existing profiles.
This option is selected automatically if you select the Restore only reassigned profiles option. If you do not select this option, all existing profiles are deleted before the configuration is restored.
4. If you select the Keep existing profiles option, select what is to happen
with the existing profiles of the same name in On Existing Profiles:
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(Abort Restore).
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The existing profiles are renamed by adding the backup date and
possibly also a number to the file names (Rename Restored Profiles).
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backup (Replace Existing Profiles).
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used instead (Use Existing Profiles).
5. If you want to assign new virtual addresses, select Assign new virtual
addresses. The restored profiles are assigned new virtual addresses.
6. If you want to restore address ranges, select Restore Address
Ranges.
To restore address ranges will be necessary if address ranges have
been changed since the backup configuration was saved or if they have
been created on another management station.
This option cannot be selected together with Keep existing profiles.
7. Click OK to apply your selection or Cancel to close the dialog box without applying your selection.
11.2.2 Restoring blade server configurations
1. To restore blade server configurations, select the corresponding blade
server in the Select Data step. The Restore Options dialog box opens
in which you specify additional parameters. You can also open this step
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by clicking the Options... button in the table row.
2. Select Restore Spare Information to restore the information on the
spare slots.
3. Select Reassign Profiles if you want to reassign the profiles which
were assigned when the backup was performed. This option is only available if the backup contains profiles. If the option to restore profiles is not
selected, this is performed automatically when you select the Restore
only reassigned profiles option.
4. Select Restore On Different Chassis to restore the backup on another
blade server. If you select this option, you have to select the destination
blade server in another dialog box.
5. Click OK to apply your selection and Cancel to close the dialog box without applying your selection.
11.2.3 Restoring PRIMERGY rack server configurations
1. To restore PRIMERGY rack server configurations, select the corresponding PRIMERGY rack server in the Select Data step.
The Reassign Profiles option is automatically selected and cannot be
deselected. This means that the profiles which were assigned when the
backup was performed are reassigned. You cannot specify more options
for restoring a PRIMERGY rack server. If Profiles is not selected in the
Select Data step of the Restore Configuration wizard, it is selected
automatically when you select a PRIMERGY rack server. In this case,
the Restore only reassigned profiles option will be selected for profiles (see section "Restore Options dialog box (server profiles)" on page
243).
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11.3 Deleting backup files on the management station
The starting point for deleting backup files on the management station is the
Virtual-IO Manager tab.
1. Launch the relevant wizard using the Configuration Backup / Restore
button.
2. Select Delete Configuration to delete backup files you no longer need
on the central management station. The second step Select File in the
Delete Backup Files wizards opens.
3. Select the files you want to delete on the management station. To do
this, select the corresponding files in the list. Using the Select All and
Clear Selection buttons, you can select or deselect all the files.
4. Click Next to review the files to be deleted, and delete them by clicking
the Finish button.
11.4 Restoring VIOM-specific configurations
11.4.1 Restoring an IBP module configuration
If an error occurs during the configuration of an IBP module, then the configuration of the IBP module no longer matches the one saved internally in the
database in the Virtual-IO Manager.
This incorrect status is displayed on the Setup tab for the respective chassis
with a corresponding status icon on the graphical display of the IBP module
on the rear side of the chassis.
In this situation, you can only continue configuring the respective IBP module
once you have restored the configuration. You do this as follows:
1. Click the respective IBP module in the graphical display on the rear of
the chassis.
2. Then click the Restore IBP button.
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The Restore IBP function rewrites the configuration saved internally in the
VIOM database to the IBP module.
In doing so, all the connections are interrupted momentarily, as all
the network connections are reprogrammed in the IBP module.
The same applies if a defective IBP module is replaced. In this case, the Virtual-IO Manager recognizes that a new connection blade has been inserted in
the managed blade server chassis. The corresponding module is indicated on
the Setup tab with a note regarding the inconsistent configuration.
You restore the configuration as follows:
1. Carry out the base configuration (configure the IP parameters, system
name of the IBP, …) of the connection blade. In addition, the IP configuration of the connection blade must have been read from the ServerView Operations Manager. This is done as part of a regular scan of the
blade server chassis.
You may have to start the blade server chassis scan explicitly
by selecting Explore in the context menu of the relevant blade
server chassis in the server list of the ServerView Operations
Manager.
2. Click Restore IBP on the Setup tab to write the configuration saved
internally to the new connection blade.
11.4.2 Deleting the configuration of an uninstalled IBP module
If an IBP module for which a configuration still exists has been removed from
a chassis, the configuration remains in the internal database of the Virtual-IO
Manager.
This incorrect state is displayed on the Setup tab for the respective chassis
with a corresponding state icon on the graphical display of the empty slot on
the rear of the chassis. slot is empty is indicated as the state in State
Cause for this slot.
You can delete the configuration you no longer need. You do this as follows:
1. Click the relevant slot in the graphical display on the rear of the chassis.
2. Then click the Delete Configuration button.
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Delete Configuration deletes the configuration saved internally in the VIOM
database.
11.4.3 Restoring the configuration of a server blade slot
In a few rare cases (e. g. when the network connection to the management
blade is interrupted), an error may occur during the assignment of a server profile to a server blade slot. In this case, the following errors may occur:
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The configuration of one or several IBP modules is not correct.
In this case, proceed as described in section "Restoring an IBP module
configuration" (see "Restoring VIOM-specific configurations" on page
308).
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The virtualization data (virtual I/O addresses and possibly also boot
parameters) of the profile have not been written correctly. In this case,
the corresponding slot on the Setup tab indicates the status Fault.
Here, you can use the Restore Slot button on the Setup tab to rewrite
the virtualization data.
If a server blade is in the slot, the server blade must be disabled
for a Restore Slot.
Replacing the front control blade
If the front control blade of a blade server needs to be replaced, the configuration has to be restored for each slot. This means you have to carry out
Restore Slot for each server blade slot.
In this case, VIOM also provides an option that allows you to restore the
entire chassis (see section "Restoring the blade server chassis configuration" on page 311).
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control board, you first have to carry out the base configuration
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11.4.4 Restoring the blade server chassis configuration
By clicking Restore on the Setup tab, the entire virtualization information of
the Virtual-IO Manager is rewritten for a blade server chassis managed by the
Virtual-IO Manager:
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accordingly for all the IBP modules in the chassis.
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The virtualization data of the assigned profiles is saved again in the chassis using the existing configuration data in the Virtual-IO Manager for
each server blade slot.
Any installed server blades must be disabled for this.
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You have the option of exporting and importing server profiles. The exported
data is available as XML files that can be modified or enhanced. You can use
this procedure, for example, if you want to create a number of profiles without
using the wizard. The format of the exported files or the files to be imported is
described in section "Format of export files" on page 314.
12.1 Exporting server profiles
To export server profiles, proceed as follows:
1. In the left section of the ServerView Virtual-IO Manager window,
switch to the Server Profiles view. If applicable, click Profiles.
2. Select the required profiles.
3. Then click the Export button.
A file selection box opens in which you select the name of the file to
which you want to save the exported profiles.
12.2 Importing server profiles
To import server profiles, proceed as follows:
1. In the left section of the ServerView Virtual-IO Manager window,
switch to the Server Profiles view. If applicable, click Profiles.
2. Then click the Import button.
A file selection box opens.
3. In the file selection box, select the file that you want to import.
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The file specified during an import must be an XML file whose root element is
Objects (see below). This file has the following structure:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<Objects xmlns="http://schemas.fujitsu.com/serverview/viom/objects"
xmlns:xsi=http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance
schemaVersion="V3.1">
…
</Objects>
12.3.1 The Objects element
The Objects element is the root element of the XML file and must have the
following attributes:
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schemaVersion="V3.1"
This element can also have the following optional attribute:
errorAction
Specifies whether the import will continue if an error occurs. The value
can be overwritten in lower-level elements. Possible values are:
Abort
Default
The first error aborts the entire import.
Continue
Errors are converted into warnings. The import then continues with
the next object.
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The Objects element contains the following elements:
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ServerProfiles Describes the profiles to be imported (see below)
12.3.2 The ServerProfiles element
The ServerProfiles element can have the following optional attributes:
errorAction
Specifies whether the import will continue if an error occurs. If this attribute is specified, it overwrites the value from the Objects element. For
individual server profiles, the value in the corresponding ServerProfile
element can be overwritten. Possible values are:
Abort
The first error aborts the entire import.
Continue
Errors are converted into warnings and the import then continues
with the next object.
existingProfileAction
Specifies the response if a server profile to be imported already exists.
For individual server profiles, the value in the corresponding ServerProfile element can be overwritten. Possible values are:
Refuse
Default
Handled in accordance with the current error behavior (see
errorAction).
Replace
An existing server profile is replaced if it is not assigned to a slot.
Otherwise, the procedure is the same as above (see Refuse).
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existingAddressAction
Specifies the response if a virtual address is already in use. For individual server profiles, the value in the corresponding ServerProfile element
can be overwritten. Possible values are:
Refuse
Handled in accordance with the current error behavior (see
errorAction).
New
A new address is allocated for each affected IO channel.
NewForAll
New addresses are assigned for all IO channels of the profiles.
It contains a ServerProfile element for each server profile to be imported
(see below).
12.3.3 The ServerProfile element
Each ServerProfile element contains the following attributes:
id
Is the server profile ID. This value must be unique within the import file.
It is not written to the VIOM database, but it is specified in error messages.
errorAction
optional
Specifies whether the import will continue if an error occurs. If this attribute is specified, it overwrites the value from the ServerProfiles or
Objects element. Possible values are:
Abort
The first error aborts the entire import.
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Continue
Errors are converted into warnings and the import then continues
with the next object.
existingProfileAction
optional
Specifies the response if a server profile to be imported already exists. If
this attribute is specified, it overwrites the value from the ServerProfiles
element. Possible values are:
Refuse
Handled in accordance with the current error behavior (see
errorAction).
Replace
The existing server profile is replaced if it is not assigned. Otherwise, the procedure is the same as above (see Refuse).
existingAddressAction
optional
Specifies the response if a virtual address is already in use. If this attribute is specified, it overwrites the value from the ServerProfiles element.
Possible values are:
Refuse
Handled in accordance with the current error behavior (see
errorAction).
New
A new address is allocated for each affected IO channel.
NewForAll
New addresses are assigned for all IO channels of the profile.
It contains the following elements:
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ServerProfileName
Name of the server profile.
IOVirtualizationUsage
Yes
The profile uses virtual addresses. You must specify the AddressVirtualization element in all IOChannel elements of this profile.
No
The profile does not use any virtual addresses. You must not specify the AddressVirtualization element in any IOChannel element
of this profile.
BootMenuUsage
Yes
The VIOM boot settings can be overwritten on your local computer.
No
The VIOM boot settings are prevented from being overwritten on
your local computer.
Comment
optional
Comment on a more detailed description of the profile.
SmuxSettingMezzanine2
optional
If a second mezzanine card is defined as a LAN card, this element is
used to specify the fabric to which the card is routed. Possible values
are:
Fabric3
All paths are routed to fabric 3.
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Fabric4
Default
All paths are routed to fabric 4.
Fabric3+4
LAN1 is routed to fabric 3 and LAN2 to fabric 4.
IOChannels
Defines the ports. This element contains an IOChannel element for
each port of the profile (see below).
12.3.4 The IOChannel element
An IOChannel element contains the following elements:
IOChannelSpec
Specifies the port and contains the following elements:
IOChannelType
Specifies the port type:
LAN
LAN port
FC
FC port
ISCSI
For future use
LANFunction
Physical LAN function of a CNA port
FCFunction
Physical FCoE function of a CNA port
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ISCSIFunction
Physical iSCSI function of a CNA port
IOSlotIndex
For I/O Channels in a profile that uses only one slot:always 0. For
multi-slot profiles: 0 for the main slot and 2 for the lower slot.
IOBoardType
Type of board to which the port belongs:
OnBoard
OnBoard
DaughterCard
Mezzanine card
AddonCard
PCI card
IOBoardNumber
Number of the board to which the port belongs: always 1 for
OnBoard, 1 or 2 for mezzanine cards, and 1 to 14 for PCI cards.
IOPortNumber
Number of the port, counts upwards from 1.
IOFunctionNumber
Number of the physical function of a CNA port. If this IOChannel
element do not specify a physical function, the value must be 1.
IOChannelUsage
Indicates whether the port can be used.
Yes
The IO channel is "enabled".
No
The IO channel is "disabled".
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Networks
Defines the networks used by this IO channel. This element contains an
optional NetworkName element optionally followed by one or more
ServiceName elements and then optionally by one or more TaggedName elements:
NetworkName
Optional, must not be specified for FC ports or for PRIMERGY rack
server profiles.
Network name. If you want to use the profile on blade servers with
IBP modules, you can specify a network. If you work with blade
servers that have non-VIOM-capable LAN modules (Open Fabric
mode), do not specify a network as it is not possible to define networks on these modules.
ServiceName
Optional, must not be specified for FC ports or for PRIMERGY rack
server profiles.
Service network name.
TaggedName
Optional, must not be specified for FC ports or for PRIMERGY rack
server profiles.
Tagged VLAN network name.
The NetworkName, ServiceName, and TaggedName elements must be the same for all physical functions of a CNA
port.
AddressVirtualization
(Must not exist if the profile does not use any virtual addresses; must
exist if the profile uses virtual addresses).
Contains an Address element for each virtual address (see "The
Address element" on page 323).
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BootDeviceUsage
Indicates whether the port is used as a boot device.
Yes
The port is a boot device and the BootEnvironment element (see
below) must be specified.
No
The port is not a boot device and the BootEnvironment element
(see below) must not be specified.
BootEnvironment
optional
Specifies the boot settings for this port; it is described below. This element must be specified if BootDeviceUsage has the value Yes (see
above).
DCBUsage
Indicates whether DCB (Data Center Bridging) should be used for this
port or function. It should only be enabled for FCoE functions.
Yes
DCB will be used and the DCBConfiguration element (see below)
must be specified.
No
DCB will not be used and the DCBConfiguration element (see
below) must not be specified.
DCBConfiguration
optional
Specifies the DCB configuration for this function. This element must be
specified if DCBUsage has the value Yes (see above).
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FunctionConfiguration
optional
Specifies the configuration for a function (see " The FunctionConfiguration element" on page 329). This element must be specified
for functions and must not be specified for other IOChannelType.
12.3.5 The Address element
An Address element that specifies the E-MAC address of a CNA FCoE-function must have the attribute purpose="fcoe". Each other Address element
must have the attribute purpose="normal".
If it does not contain any elements, the VIOM Manager automatically assigns
the virtual addresses according to the port type during the import.
A LAN port, CNA LAN-function, or CNA iSCSI-function may contain the
VirtualMAC element whose value is the virtual MAC address.
An FC port may contain the VirtualWWNN and/or VirtualWWPN elements
whose values are the corresponding virtual addresses. If only one of these
two elements is specified, the VIOM Manager automatically assigns the
other virtual address during the import.
A CNA FCoE-function may contain the VirtualMAC element additional to
the elements of a FC port. If it is not specified, the VIOM Manager assigns
the E-MAC address during import.
The ignoreRange attribute of the VirtualMAC, VirtualWWNN, and
VirtualWWPN elements specifies whether the given virtual address is in the
range that was specified when you installed VIOM. Possible values for this
attribute are Yes (ignore the range) and No (check the range).
12.3.6 The BootEnvironment element
The BootEnvironment element contains the BootPriority element and one
of the following elements:
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ISCSIBootConfiguration
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FCBootConfiguration
BootPriority
Specifies the boot order. Possible values are 1 to 4. However, each
value can only appear once within a profile.
PXEBootConfiguration
Specifies that the port is a PXE boot device. This element is empty. You
can only specify this element for LAN ports.
ISCSIBootConfiguration
Specifies that the port is an iSCSI boot device. You can only specify this
element for LAN ports. The elements contained in this element are
described below.
FCBootConfiguration
Specifies that the port is a SAN boot device. You can only specify this
element for FC ports. The elements contained in this element are
described below.
12.3.7 The ISCSIBootConfiguration element
The ISCSIBootConfiguration element contains the following elements:
ISCSIInitiator
Specifies the values of the iSCSI initiator. This element contains the following elements:
DHCPUsage
Yes
In the case of an iSCSI boot, the system tries to obtain the
client IP address, subnet mask, and gateway IP address from a
DHCP server. Only the initiator name must be specified here.
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No
A static client IP address, subnet mask, and gateway IP
address must be specified.
Name
Name of the iSCSI initiator to be used (in the case of an iSCSI boot)
for the connection to the iSCSI target.
VLANId
optional
VLAN ID that is used by the HBA to send its requests. It should be
specified only for CNA-iSCSI-functions.
IPv4Address
Only when DHCPUsage is No
The static client IP address to be used for this port. The port will use
this IP address for the entire iSCSI session.
SubnetMask
Only when DHCPUsage is No
The IP subnet mask. This should be the IP subnet mask of the network used to connect this port (in the case of an iSCSI boot).
GatewayIPv4Address
Only when DHCPUsage is No
The IP address of the network gateway. This is necessary if the
iSCSI target is in a subnetwork other than the subnetwork of the
selected iSCSI boot port. If no gateway is used, 0.0.0.0 can be specified as IP address of gateway.
ISCSITarget
Specifies the values of the iSCSI target. This element contains the following elements:
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DHCPUsage
Yes
In the case of an iSCSI boot, the system tries to obtain the
name of the iSCSI target, the IP address of the iSCSI target,
the IP port number, and the SCSI LUN ID from a DHCP server
in the network.
No
You must specify a static name for the iSCSI target, a static IP
address for the iSCSI target, a static IP port number, and a static SCSI LUN ID.
Name
Only when DHCPUsage is No
The IQN name of the iSCSI target.
IPv4Address
Only when DHCPUsage is No
The IP address of the iSCSI target.
PortNumber
Optional; only if DHCPUsage is No
TCP port number (default: 3260 for iSCSI).
BootLUN
Only when DHCPUsage is No
The LUN ID of the boot disk on the SCSI target
AuthenticationMethod
None
No authentication is used.
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CHAP
CHAP authentication is activated for this port. CHAP allows
the target to authenticate the initiator.
MutualCHAP
Mutual CHAP authentication is activated for the port. Mutual
CHAP allows the initiator to authenticate the target.
ChapUserName
Not when AuthenticationMethod is None
The CHAP user name. The name must be identical to the name configured on the iSCSI target.
ChapSecret
Not when AuthenticationMethod is None
The CHAP password. This password must be identical to the password configured on the iSCSI target and it must contain 12 to 16
characters. This password must differ from the password in the
MutualChapSecret element.
MutualChapSecret
Only when AuthenticationMethod is MutualCHAP
The Mutual CHAP password. This password must be identical to
the password configured on the iSCSI target and it must contain 12
to 16 characters. This password must differ from the password in
the ChapSecret element.
12.3.8 The FCBootConfiguration element
The FCBootConfiguration element contains the following elements:
FCTarget
Once or twice
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The first or only FCTarget configures the boot device while the second
FCTarget configures the backup boot device. It contains the following
elements:
TargetWWPN
The WWPN (worldwide port name) of the port for the boot device.
TargetLUN
The LUN (logical unit number) address of the boot device.
FCLinkSpeed
Specifies the transmission speed used by this port. You can specify the
following values:
0
auto negotiate
The transmission speed is negotiated with the external switch.
1
1 Gbit/s full-duplex
2
2 Gbit/s full-duplex
4
4 Gbit/s full-duplex
8
8 Gbit/s full-duplex
FCTopology
Specifies the type of port connection with the external SAN network.
You can specify the following values:
0
auto (loop first)
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4
Point-to-Point
8
auto (Point-to-Point first)
12
Arbitrated loop
12.3.9 The DCBConfiguration element
The DCBConfiguration element specifies one priority group and contains
the following elements:
PriorityPurpose
The purpose of this priority group.
Possible values are Other, FCoE, and iSCSI.
PriorityLevel
Priority level; default for FCoE is 3, default for iSCSI is 4.
Possible values are 0 to 7.
12.3.10The FunctionConfiguration element
The FunctionConfiguration element specifies function-specific attributes:
FunctionBandwidth
The share of the bandwidth in percent that is reserved for this function. If
the sum of all bandwidths of one IO-channel is not 100, the values are
internally adjusted accordingly.
FunctionVLANId
optional
The Vlan ID that is used by this function. This value must not be specified for FCoE functions.
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This chapter describes examples of when VIOM can be used.
13.1 Shifting tasks from one server blade to another
If an operating system or an application needs to run on another server blade
of a blade server or if a server blade fails and another server blade has to
assume these tasks, then VIOM allows server profiles to be moved from one
slot of the blade server to another from the central management station.
By virtualizing the I/O addressing, tasks can be shifted without the network
administrators having to be involved.
In order to shift server profile tasks from the central management station without involving a network administrator, you must use virtual addresses. To do
this, you have to select virtual addressing when you define the server profile.
1. When defining a server profile, check the Use virtual addresses option
in the second step of the Create Server Profile wizard.
You move a server profile from one server blade to another on the Server
Configuration tab. You do this as follows:
1. Click Server List, if applicable, to switch to the server list view in the
area on the left.
2. In the tree structure on the left, select the corresponding blade server
from the VIOM Managed group.
3. Switch to the Server Configuration tab in the area on the right.
4. Select the server blade in the table that is to assume the tasks of the faulty server blade.
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5. You can only assign a server profile to a server blade if the server blade
is shut down.
Therefore shut the server blade down, if applicable, by clicking Shutdown or by selecting Shutdown in the context menu. You can see the
state of a server blade in the State column. To see the current power
state, you may need to update the display using the Update States button or with Update State in the context menu.
6. Click Assign Profile or select Assign Profile in the context menu of
the required server blade.The Select Profile dialog box opens (see
"Select Profile dialog box" on page 245.
7. Select the server profile of the faulty server blade in the tree structure.
The area on the right displays information on the selected profile. Confirm your selection with OK.
A message appears asking if you wish to delete the assignment. If you
confirm this, then the previous assignment is deleted and the profile is
assigned to the new server blade.
The display on the Server Configuration tab is updated accordingly.
8. Then switch the server blade back on using the Boot button.
The new server blade can then assume the tasks of the previous one without
any restrictions.
13.2 Moving tasks using the server profile failover
Tasks can also be moved from one server blade to another. To do this, you
define spare slots. It is advisable to install server blades in the spare slots
that you do not use for regular operations.
You can also use a spare slot as a completely normal slot even
though it has been configured as a spare slot.
1. Click Server List, if applicable, to switch to the server list view in the
area on the left.
2. In the tree structure on the left, select the corresponding blade server
from the VIOM Managed group.
3. Switch to the Server Configuration tab in the area on the right.
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4. Define the slots that are to be available as spare slots for a server profile
failover. To do this, enable the check box in the Spare column in the
table for the relevant slots.
If an error occurs or maintenance work needs to be carried out, select the Failover function in the context menu of the affected server blade on the Server
Configuration tab. In this case, VIOM searches for the slot configured as a
spare slot. When it has found a suitable slot, it deletes the previous profile
assignment and assigns the profile to the spare slot. The server blade
installed in the spare slot therefore assumes the role of the failed server blade
including the network addresses.
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The profile can only be assigned to the spare slot if the server
blade in this slot is switched off (power off) (see also section
"Assigning server profiles" on page 296).
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The "spare" blade only assumes the role of the failed server
blade if the VIOM server profile also contains the boot settings
(e.g. FC boot settings) and if the spare blade is suitable for booting the same operating system as booted by the original blade.
The Virtual-IO Manager does not make any changes to the operating system.
13.3 Disaster Recovery
In a disaster recovery scenario - meaning you have two generally identical
sites and if one fails you restart all or at least the most important applications
on the other site - the server profile assignment feature may be used to “move
the application” from one site to the other as illustrated in the following diagrams:
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This means you shut down the blade on the failed site, unassign the profile,
and assign it again on the other site. But this only works if the chassis (MMB,
connection blades, and server blades) are accessible to the VIOM management station, which is typically not the case in such a disaster scenario.
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To allow the switchover in this case, VIOM provides a “forced unassign”
option, allowing you to unassign a profile even if the corresponding MMB (containing this profile) is not available.
But applying this function means that there will be two chassis with at least
partially identical profiles, potentially resulting in, for example, duplicate virtual addresses as soon as the failed site goes online again.
This chapter describes the settings and procedures for avoiding duplicate
addresses and how to handle a site failover with VIOM.
As already mentioned, there are two major issues: unassign the profiles at a
failed / no longer reachable site, and handle the power-on procedure of the
failed site to avoid duplicate MAC and WWN addresses.
The first issue is solved by the “forced unassign” function, which is available
as a menu item in the VIOM Web GUI as a CLI command.
But beware: This function should only be used if there is no other
way to get the profile unassigned! A forced unassign will only
remove the “profile-to-server blade assignment” in the VIOM database but not in the corresponding hardware (MMB, IBP, server
blade). If you later assign this profile to a different server blade you
may end up with two different blades containing identical virtual
addresses.
Therefore you should only assign and boot the profile on the other site if you
are sure that the failed site is not longer active on the networks. The easiest
way to ensure this is to completely power-off the failed site before restarting
the profiles on the other site.
To avoid having two blades powered-on with the same server profile, you
must prepare the power-on behavior of the chassis. During site preparation
the server blades’ BehaviorAfterACFail flag need to be set to Always
power off. You can do this in either of the following ways:
Via MMB: (preferred because more convenient)
The MMB “Power Restore Policy” function on the Power Management tab
controls the “Behavior After AC Fail”. Set it as indicated to Always power
off for every server blade in the chassis.
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Via iRMC on each server blade:
As an alternative you may log on to each iRMC and set the “Power Restore
Policy” to “Always power off” for each iRMC separately, at least for all server
blades potentially running virtual addresses. We strongly recommend that
you set it for all.
This setting prevents a failed site from automatically booting the server blade
after AC power becomes available again.
Procedure for restoring the failed site
After powering-on the failed chassis, the blades will automatically execute a
so-called inventory boot and will be switched off again automatically.
As described above, the VIOM database contains the current profile assignments, but the failed MMB still contains the status prior to the disaster. Synchronizing the hardware with the VIOM database may be achieved by either
restoring the whole chassis, which is preferable because it is simple and
secure.
By choosing Restore on the Setup tab, you are ensuring that all chassis components - MMB, connection blades, server blades, and IBP - are correctly
set, but this only works if all the server blades are switched off.
Alternatively, individual server blades (slots) may be restored by applying the
Restore Slot function, but keep in mind that this only configures the selected
slot and does not restore the entire IBP. As an advantage this function works
in case if certain server blades need to be kept running.
After applying the restore function, the VIOM database and the chassis hardware of the restored site are in sync again and you may move applications
back to the recovered site using the server profile assignment function.
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This chapter describes the VIOM database on a Windows- or Linux-based
CMS.
The Virtual-IO Manager requires two databases:
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The ServerView database, which is installed with ServerView Operations Manager, and
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The VIOM database, which is installed with VIOM.
Both databases should be regularly backed up. The ServerView database is
backed up independently of the VIOM database.
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For backing up the VIOM database you can use the VIOM Backup Service, which is described in this chapter (see section "VIOM Backup Service" on page 338).
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For the ServerView database there is a separate backup concept, which
is described in "Installing ServerView Operations Manager Software
under Windows - Installation Guide" and "Installing ServerView Operations Manager Software under Linux - Installation Guide".
On Windows: In addition to the database backups, transaction logs are created for both the ServerView database and the VIOM database. In the event of
a problem, the database can be restored using the most recent backups of
the ServerView and VIOM databases and their respective transaction logs.
Note that under Linux and PostgreSQL no transaction logs are
saved - only full backups.
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For how to restore the VIOM database on Windows using the backups
and transaction logs, see section "Restoring the VIOM database on Windows" on page 345.
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For how to restore the VIOM database on Linux using the backups, see
section "Restoring the VIOM database on Windows" on page 345.
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For how to restore the ServerView database , see "Installing ServerView
Operations Manager Software under Windows - Installation Guide" and
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"Installing ServerView Operations Manager Software under Linux - Installation Guide".
14.1 VIOM Backup Service
The Backup Service of the Virtual-IO Manager is a service used to periodically back up the VIOM database.
Note that its sole purpose is currently to back up the VIOM database, whereas the backup of ServerView database is done by
ServerView itself. But a backup of the VIOM database will be of little
use if the ServerView database is lost. So, in general, you should
back up both databases periodically at roughly the same times.
Under Windows, the Backup Service is designed as a Windows service
using the Open Source Quartz framework.
The service schedules backup jobs for the databases currently used by
VIOM, namely SQL Server on Windows respectively PostgreSQL on Linux.
The Backup Service allows three types of backup, for which there is one
backup job each:
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A full backup of the database (full backup job), on Windows and Linux
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An incremental backup of the database (incremental backup job), on
Windows only
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The backup of the transaction logs (transaction backup job), on Windows only
Note that under Linux and PostgreSQL no transaction logs are
saved - only full backups.
You may modify the schedule of these backup jobs in a syntax similar to
UNIX cron format.
The Backup Service is integrated in the install packages of VIOM Manager.
The Backup Service does not start directly after installation, as it must be
configured first. After this you must start it manually.
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The following parameters need to be configured for the backup jobs:
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The Quartz cron expressions which determine when the backup jobs are
scheduled (see section "Configuring the job schedule on Windows" on
page 339) and "Configuring the job schedule on Linux" on page 342.
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The parameter for the directory where the output files are stored (see section "Configuring the output directories" on page 343)
Dependencies on the database
On Windows: Both the VIOM Manager and the Backup Service use
Windows Authentication to access SQL Server. This means, at the
very least, that both services must run under the same Windows
account as the SQL Server.
On Linux: The Virtual IO Manager is installed under the root user and
with root privileges. The database is accessed via the database
user svuser which has already been created by ServerView prior to
the Virtual-IO Manager installation.
Warning
On Windows: It is a known behaviour of SQL Server that the transaction log grows unless it is periodically backed up. We therefore
strongly recommend that you configure and start the Backup Service in order to backup at least the transaction log.
14.1.1 Configuring the job schedule on Windows
The jobs and their triggers are defined in the quartz_jobs.xml file in the
<installation_path>\VIOM Manager\ directory. Cron triggers may be modified by the user by editing this XML file. The database configuration is taken
from the ViomConfig.properties file.
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Trigger description relating to the full backup job in the quartz_
jobs.xml file
<trigger>
<cron>
<name>cronFullBackupJobTrigger</name>
<group>MSSQL-cron</group>
<description />
<job-name>FullBackupJob</job-name>
<jop-group>MSSQL</jop-group>
<cron-expression>0 0 19 ? * FRI</cron-expression>
</cron>
</trigger>
The trigger description above only belongs to the job called FullBackupJob
of SQL Server. There are also trigger descriptions for the IncrementalBackupJob and BackupLogJob jobs.
To change the execution time for a backup job, you must open the quartz_
jobs.xml file and update the Quartz cron expression in the trigger description
relating to the relevant backup job. For a description of Quartz cron expressions, see section "Syntax of Quartz cron expressions" on page 340.
14.1.1.1 Syntax of Quartz cron expressions
This section provides a brief explanation of the Quartz cron expression syntax. In the context of the VIOM Backup Service, a cron expression describes
when one of the database backup jobs defined for your database will
execute.
A Quartz cron expression is a sequence of six to seven fields separated by a
blank. The following fields are allowed:
Field
Mandatory Values
Special characters
Seconds
yes
0 - 59
,-*/
Minutes
yes
0 - 59
,-*/
Hours
yes
0 - 23
,-*/
Day of Month yes
1 - 31
,-*/?LW
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Field
Mandatory Values
Month
yes
Special characters
1 - 12 or JAN - DEC , - * /
Day of Week yes
1 - 7 or SUN - SAT , - * / ? L #
Year
1970 - 2099
no
,-*/
Table 5: Fields of a Quartz cron expression
Example
A simple example would be:
0 0 19 24 DEC ? 2010
This cron expression would trigger a backup job at 7.00 p.m. on
24.12.2010.
The following table shows the use of special characters in a cron expression:
Special
Description
characters
Example
Meaning of
the example
x,y
Describes a list of 2 or
more values
* * 9 ? * SAT,SUN
At 9 a.m.
every Saturday and Sunday
x-y
A range of values from x to * * 6 ? * MON-FRI
y inclusive.
At 6 a.m.
every Monday
to Friday
*
Describes all possible valu- * * * ? * *
es
Every second
x/y
Describes a sequence
starting with x and incremented by y
Every 5 seconds starting
at 0:00 on the
first day of
each month
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Special
Description
characters
Example
Meaning of
the example
?
Day of month and day of
* * * ? * MON 2010
week must not be given a
value at the same time, so
use the question mark for
the unspecified field of the
two
Every second
on all Mondays in 2010
L
Last day of month
008L*?
At 8.00 a.m.
on the last day
of every
month
xL
Last weekday x of every
month, where x ranges
from 1-7 (meaning SUNSAT)
0 0 12 ? * 6L
At 12 noon on
the last Friday
of every
month
xW
Nearest weekday to x,
where x ranges from 1 to
31
0 0 9 15W * ?
At 9 a.m. on
the nearest
weekday to
the 15th of
every month
x#y
The y-th weekday x of a
0 0 9 ? * 2#1
month, where y ranges
from 1 to 5 and x from 1 to
7 (meaning SUN-SAT)
At 9 a.m. on
the first Monday of every
month
Table 6: Use of special characters
14.1.2 Configuring the job schedule on Linux
The Backup Service uses the open source Quartz framework to periodically
run jobs that perform various backups of the database. Quartz is configured
by editing the file:
/opt/fujitsu/ServerViewSuite/plugins/viom/Manager/quartz_jobs.xml
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For PostgreSQL:
If the schedule does not suit your needs, you should edit the
Quartz cron expression:
<cron>
<name>PostgresJobTrigger</name>
<group>Postgres-cron</group>
<description>…</description>
<job-name>PostgresJob</job-name>
<job-group>Postgres</job-group>
<cron-expression>0 0 19 ? * FRI</cron-expression>
</cron>
14.1.3 Configuring the output directories
To configure the output directories for the backup jobs, you must open
quartz_job.xml (e.g. on Windows in the <installation_path>\VIOM Manager\ directory).
Example
<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>
<!DOCTYPE quartz [
<!ENTITY outputDirLinux "/var/fujitsu/ServerViewSuite/viom/postgres/backups">
<!ENTITY outputDirWindows "c:\Backups">
<!ENTITY outputLogDirWindows "c:\Backups\Log">
]>
You must modify the XML entity definitions at the beginning of the file, so
that they suit to your requirements:
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The outputDirWindows entity defines the directory for full and incremental backup files (example: c:\Backups) on Windows.
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The outputLogDirWindows entity defines the directory for the backup
files of the transaction logs (example: c:\Backups\Log) on Windows.
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The outputDirLinux entity defines the directory for full backup files
(example: /var/fujitsu/ServerViewSuite/viom/postgres/backups) on
Linux.
The output directories for the backup files should be on a different
hard disk than the VIOM database. This could also be an external
hard disk.
14.1.4 Starting the Backup Service on Windows
When you have configured the Backup Service you must start the ServerView Virtual IO DB Backup Service.
1. Select Start – [Settings] – Control Panel – Administrative Tools –
Services.
2. Select the ServerView Virtual IO DB Backup Service and then select
Start from the context menu.
To have the Backup Service start automatically from now on, you will need to
configure it as follows:
1. Select Start – [Settings] – Control Panel – Administrative Tools –
Services.
2. Select the ServerView Virtual IO DB Backup Service and then select
Properties from the context menu.
3. On the General tab, set the start type to Automatic.
4. Click OK.
14.1.5 Starting the VIOM Backup Service on Linux
When you have configured the Backup Service you must start the Backup
Service.
1. service viom_backup start
2. chkconfig viom_backup on
The second command is necessary for the Backup Service to restart after a
reboot of the management station.
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14.1.6 Logging the Backup Service
The Backup Service logs important events in the Windows Event Logging or
syslog on Linux.
So you can search the Windows Event Logging respectively syslog for information on the Backup Services or for troubleshooting them.
14.2 Restoring the VIOM database on Windows
In the event of an error, you can restore the VIOM database from the backups. You must not delete the current VIOM database or the errored VIOM
database. If you find any errors during restoration, you must restart the restoration from the beginning.
For the restoration, you must first read in the database backup and then, if
available, one or more transaction log backups.
Backups of transaction logs are available if the corresponding backup jobs
are configured in the Backup Service.
Before you restore the VIOM database, the ServerView database
may also have to be restored. For more on restoring the ServerView
database, please see the manual "Installing ServerView Operations
Manager Software under Windows - Installation Guide".
When the VIOM Backup Service is started, the master database is
backed up once. Follow the same steps as described below to
restore the master database as well, but note that ServerView Operations Manager also backs up the master database. It is up to the
user to choose the most recent backup for that database and restore
it.
14.2.1 Restoration via SQL Server Management Studio
To restore the VIOM database and, if available, the transaction logs, proceed
as follows:
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Stop the services ServerView Virtual IO Manager Services and ServerView Virtual IO DB Backup Services:
1. Select Start – [Settings] – Control Panel – Administrative Tools –
Services.
2. Select the appropriate service and then select Stop from the context
menu.
Restrict the access to the VIOM database:
1. Start SQL Server Management Studio.
2. Connect with the SQL Server instance and select Databases –
ViomDB.
3. Select Properties from the context menu.
4. Select the Options page and, under Restrict Access, select the entry
RESTRICTED_USER. Click OK followed by YES.
Restore from the database backup:
1. Click Databases and then select Restore Databases … from the context menu.
The Restore Databases window opens:
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2. On the General page, enter the name ViomDB or master in the To database field or select the name from the list.
3. Select the option From device.
4. Click the ... button.
5. Add the database backup ViomDBData.bak from the appropriate storage location and then click OK.
6. Select the database backup to be restored:
In Select the backup sets to restore, click the box in the Restore column.
7. Switch to the Options page.
8. Select the options Overwrite the existing database.
9. If no transaction log backup ViomDBLog.bak is available, click OK.
Otherwise, select the option Overwrite the existing database and
Leave database nonoperational and do not roll back uncommitted
transactions. Additional transaction logs can be restored.
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10. Click OK and then OK again.
Restoration of the database begins. In the ObjectExplorer you will see the
message ViomDB (Restoring…).
Restore the transaction logs if available:
1. Click Databases and then select Restore Databases … from the context menu. The Restore Database window opens.
2. On the General page, in the To Database field select the name
ViomDB from the list.
3. Select the option From Device.
4. Click the ... button.
5. Add the transaction log file ViomDBLog.bak from the appropriate storage location and then click OK.
6. Select the database backup to be restored:
In Select the backup sets to restore, click the box in the Restore column.
7. Switch to the Options page.
8. Select the option Overwrite the existing database.
If you want to restore further transaction logs, select the option Leave
the database non-operational and do not roll back uncommitted
transactions. Additional transaction logs can be restored.
If you want to restore the last transaction log, select the option Leave
the database ready to use ... Additional transaction logs cannot be
restored.
9. Click OK and then OK again.
Once the last transaction log has been restored, the database status must be
normal again. The add-on (Restoring…) is no longer displayed in the ObjectExplorer.
The services ServerView Virtual IO Manager Services and ServerView
Virtual IO DB Backup Services must be restarted:
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1. Select Start – [Settings] – Control Panel – Administrative Tools –
Services.
2. Select the appropriate service and then select Restart from the context
menu.
It is now possible to access the VIOM database via Virtual-IO Manager
again.
14.2.2 Restoration via Enterprise Manager
Enterprise Manager may be used for SQL Server 2000 to restore the VIOM
database. How this is done for the ServerView database is described in the
manual "ServerView Operations Manager - Installations under Windows".
The restoration of the VIOM database is similar.
14.2.3 Checking the database backup
From time to time you can check the backups with the SQL Server Management Studio or the Enterprise Manager.
For how to check database backups with the Enterprise Manager,
see the relevant sections in the manual "ServerView Operations
Manager - Installations under Windows".
For the SQL Server Management Studio, follow the instructions in thesection
"Restoration via SQL Server Management Studio" on page 345 but with the
following changes:
1. On the General tab, enter any name in the Restore as database field, e.
g. RECOVERYTEST.
2. On the Options tab, change the path names in the Move to physical
file name column as follows:
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ViomDB.mdf to RecoveryViomDB.mdf
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ViomDB_log.LDF to RecoveryViom_log.LDF
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Make all other entries as described in the relevant sections. Afterwards, the
database should have been restored under the name RECOVERYTEST.
You can check this as follows:
1. Click the SQL Server instance and select Databases.
2. Select Refresh from the context menu.
The database RECOVERYTEST must be displayed in the list.
You can then delete the database RECOVERYTEST as follows:
1. Select the database and then select Drop from the context menu.
14.3 Restoring the VIOM database on Linux
In the event of an error, you can restore the VIOM database from the backups. You must not delete the current VIOM database or the errored VIOM
database. If you find any errors during restoration, you must restart the restoration from the beginning.
Before you restore the VIOM database, the ServerView database
may also have to be restored. For more on restoring the ServerView
database, please see "Installing ServerView Operations Manager
Software under Linux - Installation Guide".
Here are the additional steps for restoring the VIOM database:
1. Stop the VIOM Backup Service:
/etc/init.d/viom_backup stop
2. Stop the VIOM Manager Service:
/etc/init.d/viom_man stop
3. Import the VIOM database:
bzip2 –cd /var/fujitsu/ServerViewSuite/viom/postgres/
backups/ViomDB.dump.bz2 |/opt/fujitsu/ServerViewSuite/
Postgresql/pgsql/bin/psql –p 9212 –d ViomDB –U svuser
4. Start the VIOM Manager Service:
/etc/init.d/viom_man start
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5. Start the VIOM Backup Service:
/etc/init.d/viom_backup start
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15.1 Replacing IBP modules
If an IBP connection blade in a chassis managed by Virtual-IO Manager fails,
please perform the following actions when replacing this connection blade
with a connection blade of the same type:
1. Unplug all LAN cables connected to the defective IBP.
Important
All cables should have a label that uniquely identifies
them and allows you to reconnect them to the same
ports in the new IBP module at the end of the procedure.
The labeling should also contain information about
active ports and backup ports. Before removing the LAN
cables, please make sure you have all the information
you need to reconnect them to the same ports on the
new connection blade.
2. Now remove the defective connection blade and replace it with a new
one of the same type.
Important
Do not connect the LAN cables at this stage!
3. After booting the new connection blade, check its mode. If it is not running in IBP mode, please change the mode to IBP mode and reboot the
connection blade. You can change the mode via the web-based user
interface of the management blade; see Configuration tab for the selected connection blade. Check and change the Firmware Mode Setting in
the MMB web-based user interface.
4. Make sure that the IP configuration of the new connection blades is correct and also that the new connection blade has the correct authentication data (same user name and password) as the old one. If you are
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using telnet as the communication protocol, please check whether telnet
is enabled on the new connection blade.
5. When the new connection blade has the correct setup and is running in
IBP mode (final boot has finished and connection blade is accepting IBP
commands), please perform the action Explore in ServerView Operations Manager (menu item of the context menu in the ServerList window) for the related blade server chassis and wait until this action is
complete.
6. Now start the user interface of Virtual-IO Manager and select the corresponding blade server chassis in the server tree (sub-tree VIOM Managed). On the Setup tab select the new connection blade. VIOM should
report the error status Hardware does not match database for this module and should show the action Restore IBP. Please perform this action
for the new connection blade.
7. Once Restore IBP is successfully completed, plug in the LAN cables.
Please make sure you connect them as they were connected to the old
connection blade. For uplink sets with active ports and backup ports,
you should first connect the active ports and then the backup ports.
When you have completed these actions, the new IBP module should work
correctly.
15.2 VIOM address ranges
During installation of ServerView Virtual-IO Manager, you can select address
ranges used for automatic assignment of virtual MAC and WWN addresses.
For virtualization of the MAC addresses of LAN I/O devices , you can choose
from eight predefined MAC address ranges, which do not overlap (MAC
Address Range 1 to MAC Address Range 8). Each of these address
ranges contains 8,000 MAC addresses. If such a range is insufficient, you
can also select a range double the size using MAC Address Range 1 and 2
to MAC Address Range 7 and 8. Each of these areas contains 16,000
MAC addresses.
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These address ranges are defined as follows:
Address range Start address
End address
MAC1
00:19:99:3E:D2:A1 00:19:99:3E:F1:E0
MAC2
00:19:99:3E:F1:E1 00:19:99:3F:11:20
MAC3
00:19:99:3F:11:21 00:19:99:3F:30:60
MAC4
00:19:99:3F:30:61 00:19:99:3F:4F:A0
MAC5
00:19:99:3F:4F:A1 00:19:99:3F:6E:E0
MAC6
00:19:99:3F:6E:E1 00:19:99:3F:8E:20
MAC7
00:19:99:3F:8E:21 00:19:99:3F:AD:60
MAC8
00:19:99:3F:AD:61 00:19:99:3F:CC:A0
MAC12
00:19:99:3E:D2:A1 00:19:99:3F:11:20
MAC34
00:19:99:3F:11:21 00:19:99:3F:4F:A0
MAC56
00:19:99:3F:4F:A1 00:19:99:3F:8E:20
MAC78
00:19:99:3F:8E:21 00:19:99:3F:CC:A0
For virtualization of the WWN addresses of Fibre Channel I/O devices, you
can choose from eight predefined WWN address ranges, which do not overlap (WWN Address Range 1 to WWN Address Range 8). Each individual
address range contains 32,767,487 WWN addresses.
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These address ranges are defined as follows:
Address range Start address
End address
WWN1
50:01:99:93:ED:2A:10:00 50:01:99:93:EF:1E:0D:FF
WWN2
50:01:99:93:EF:1E:0E:00 50:01:99:93:F1:12:0B:FF
WWN3
50:01:99:93:F1:12:0C:00 50:01:99:93:F3:06:09:FF
WWN4
50:01:99:93:F3:06:0A:00 50:01:99:93:F4:FA:07:FF
WWN5
50:01:99:93:F4:FA:08:00 50:01:99:93:F6:EE:05:FF
WWN6
50:01:99:93:F6:EE:06:00 50:01:99:93:F8:E2:03:FF
WWN7
50:01:99:93:F8:E2:04:00 50:01:99:93:FA:D6:02:FF
WWN8
50:01:99:93:FA:D6:03:00 50:01:99:93:FC:C9:FF:FF
If you have an address range of your own that you wish to use for virtual
MAC or virtual WWN addresses, then select it in the Custom MAC Range
or Custom WWN Range.
You can also assign individual virtual addresses when defining a VIOM
server profile.
Virtual addresses should always be taken from a reserved address
range, otherwise you might find that you are using addresses from a
vendor address range and this could result in duplicated addresses.
The original addresses of a controller should never be used as virtual
addresses in a VIOM server profile.
If you have several installations of the Virtual-IO Manager in your network,
you must ensure that the address ranges used by two installations do not
overlap. Otherwise addresses may be assigned several times to different
systems, which results in duplicated addresses.
15.3 Creating diagnostic data
To activate the trace functionality of the ServerView Virtual-IO Manager service, please edit the file ViomConfig.properties in the directory <ServerView Suite>\plugins\viom\Manager.
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On a Windows operating system this is typically the directory C:\Program
Files\Fujitsu\ServerView Suite\plugins\viom\Manager.
Please modify the line StartOptions= by adding the option --debug trace
(two minus signs!):
StartOptions=--debug trace
The trace file of the ServerView Virtual-IO Manager service is:
<ServerView Suite>\plugins\viom\Manager\logs\viom-manager.log
To also get full trace information from the module that configures connection
blades such as IBP 10/6, IBP 30/12, SB11A or SB11, add the debug option
trace,driverdbg to this line:
StartOptions=--debug trace,driverdbg
The ServerView Virtual-IO Manager service will then create a trace file for
each connection blade configuration command. These files are written to the
directory <ServerView Suite>\plugins\viom\Manager\logs.
The ServerView Virtual-IO Manager service creates a pre-defined maximum
number of log files. Each log file can have a pre-defined maximum size.
When the maximum number of log files is reached the oldest log file is automatically deleted. New log information is written to a new log file.
The maximum number of log files can be changed by editing the file manlog4j.properties in the directory:
<ServerView Suite>\plugins\viom\Manager.
In some cases it might be necessary to increase the number of log files in
order to keep trace information for a longer period of time. If so, please modify
the line log4j.appender.DebugAppender.MaxBackupIndex=25 and set
the property MaxBackupIndex to an appropriate value. Depending on the
amount of requests sent to the Virtual-IO Manager service, it might be necessary to set this value to 50 or even higher if you want to keep log information for about one week.
The property MaxFileSize should not be increased, because it might make it
difficult to load files into an editor.
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After modifying the StartOptions property in the ViomConfig.properties file or the MaxBackupIndex property in the
man-log4j.properties file , the service ServerViewVirtualIOManagerService must be restarted. (Note: The display string of this service is: ServerView Virtual IO Manager
Service.)
You can also activate the trace functionality for the VIOM provider of the
ServerView Connector Service (SCS).
To do so you must modify the file <remote_connector_dir>\ViomAPI.xml.
Please modify the lines
<viom:debugging-level>0</viom:debugging-level>
<viom:tracing-level>0</viom:tracing-level>
by setting debugging-level and tracing-level to 127. You will then need to
restart the SCS service.
On a Windows operating system the default for the Remote Connector installation directory <remote_connector_dir> is:
C:\Program Files\Fujitsu\ServerView Suite\Remote Connector
On a Linux operating system the Remote Connector is installed in the directory:
/opt/fujitsu/ServerViewSuite/SCS
There you will also find the VIOM configuration file ViomAPI.xml containing,
among other things, the name and location of the VIOM trace file:
<viom:logging-file>/var/log/fujitsu/ServerViewSuite/viom/viomprovider.log</viom:logging-file>
If you modify the VIOM configuration file, you must restart the
Remote Connector for it to become effective.
On a Windows operating system the action Collect Log Files in the Start
menu (Start - All Programs - Fujitsu - ServerView Suite - Virtual-IO Manager - Collect Log Files) creates a ZIP archive. This ZIP archive contains
all log files from Virtual-IO Manager, VIOM database information, and log
files from the ServerView ServerList service.
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15.4 Event logging
For how to collect diagnostic data on a Linux operating system, see the chapter "Collecting diagnostic information" on page 89.
To activate the trace functionality of the ServerView Virtual-IO Manager user
interface, proceed as follows:
1. On the Virtual-IO Manager tab click the Preferences button.
2. In the Preferences dialog box, select the Trace tab. There select the
option Write trace messages to file and enter a file name in the File
name input field and change the Max. file size if necessary. The trace
will be written to this file. If the maximum file size is reached, the trace
file will be renamed and a new one will be used. The renamed trace files
will have a number appended, up to a maximum of ten possible back-up
trace files.
3. Reproduce the error.
4. Save the trace file(s) for later diagnosis.
5. Click the Preferences button again (see step 4) and deselect the option
Write trace messages to file. If you do not do this, the trace will continue to be written; even after the user interface is restarted.
15.4 Event logging
The ServerView Virtual-IO Manager writes event logs if an error occurs
(event type Error) or if the configuration is modified (event type
Information).
Where the events are logged depends on the system on which the ServerView Virtual-IO Manager is installed:
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Virtual-IO Manager events are recorded in the ServerView VIOM event
log of the Windows Event Viewer with source ServerView Virtual-IO
Manager, ServerView Virtual-IO Manager SOAP API, ServerView
Virtual-IO Backup Service, and ServerView Virtual-IO License Manager.
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For Linux
Virtual-IO Manager events are output to the system log with source
VIOM-MAN, VIOM-LICENSE-MANAGER, and VIOM-BACKUPSERVICE.
The event logs for errors are self-explanatory and not listed here. Informational events that describe changes to the configuration are shown in the
following table. The log entries contain more information (e.g. names of
involved uplink sets or nodes) than listed in the Meaning column. If you are
running Windows, this list of event IDs should enable you to filter the events
for relevant entries.
Event Meaning
ID
50121 Session created.
50123 Session removed.
50221 Authentication for node set.
50222 Authentication for node changed.
50321 Node is now managed.
50323 Node is now unmanaged.
50421 Uplink set created.
50422 Uplink set modified.
50423 Uplink set deleted.
50521 Uplink added to uplink set.
50522 Uplink of uplink set changed.
50523 Uplink removed from uplink set.
50621 Network created.
50622 Network modified.
50623 Network deleted or network not native anymore.
50721 Profile created.
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Event Meaning
ID
50722 Profile modified.
50723 Profile deleted.
50735 Profile assigned.
50736 Profile unassigned.
50821 IO-channel added to profile.
50822 IO-channel of profile modified.
50823 IO-channel removed from profile.
50921 Address range set.
50923 Address range unset.
51000 Power mode for node set.
51100 Virtual-IO Manager launched successfully.
51217 Node has been restored to ServerView Virtual-IO Manager database configuration.
51231 Configuration backup has been restored to node.
51321 Configuration of Virtual-IO Manager saved.
51323 Configuration file deleted.
51447 Authentication of specified user successful.
51521 License registered.
51523 License removed.
There are no event IDs available in Linux.
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