PowerConnect 8132, 8132F, 8164, and 8164F

PowerConnect 8132, 8132F, 8164, and 8164F
Rapid EqualLogic Configuration Series
Implementation Guide
Dell Product Group
April 2013
Revisions
Date
Description
November 2012
initial release
April 2013
Updated for firmware version 5.1.0.1
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Establish console access and configure switch
To perform the configuration steps below, you will need the following:
• A Serial to RJ45 cable (provided with the Dell™ PowerConnect™ switch).
• A management station (server, desktop, or laptop) running Windows® (XP, 7, 2003, 2008) in close
proximity to the switch (i.e. the serial cable must connect from this system to the storage array). You
may also use your Windows host server for this.
• A terminal emulator such as HyperTerminal, PuTTY, or TeraTerm. HyperTerminal is only available in
Windows XP and 2003. Putty and TeraTerm can be found for download through a quick Google™
search.
1.
Connect a Serial to RJ45 cable from the first switch console port to the Management workstation
serial port.
2. Using PuTTY or another terminal utility, open a serial connection session to the array.
3. Open your terminal emulator and configure it to use the serial port (usually COM1 but this may
vary depending on your system). Configure serial communications for 9600,N,8,1 and no flow
control.
Note: Ensure that the switch is running the latest firmware version. Please visit
http://www.support.dell.com to download the latest update, or call Dell support for assistance.
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Configuring a Link Aggregation Group
Dell recommends using QSFP (40 Gb) uplink module ports to create a Link Aggregation Group (LAG)
between switches. This option can provide the highest switch interconnect bandwidth as well as the best
availability. Optional configurations for virtual stacking and LAG configurations using 10 Gb Ethernet ports
can be found in subsequent sections.
Note: The PC8164 and PC8164F switches have two built-in QSFP ports. For the PC8132 and PC8132F
switches, an optional uplink module must be installed.
1.
Type the following commands to clear the current switch configuration:
console>enable
console#config
console(config)#stack
console(config-stack)#stack-port fortygigabitethernet 1/1/1 ethernet
console(config-stack)#stack-port fortygigabitethernet 1/1/2 ethernet
console(config-stack)#exit
console(config)#exit
console#clear config
console>enable
console#copy running-config startup-config
console#reload
2. HTTP and Telnet authentication
console>enable
console#config
console(config)#line telnet
console(config-telnet)#login authentication default
console(config-telnet)#exit
console(config)#ip http authentication local
console(config)#username admin password yourpassword privilege 15
console(config)#enable password yourpassword
3. Configure the Out-of-Band interface
console(config)#interface out-of-band
console(config-if)#ip address ipaddress subnetmask gateway
console(config-if)#exit
4. Configure switch ports
console(config)#interface range Tengigabitethernet all
console(config-if)#mtu 9216
console(config-if)#spanning-tree portfast
console(config-if)#exit
console(config)#no dcb enable
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5.
Configure LAG ports
console(config)#interface range fortygigabitethernet 1/1/1-2
console(config-if)#no spanning-tree portfast
console(config-if)#channel-group 1 mode active
console(config-if)#exit
console(config)#interface port-channel 1
console(config-if-Po1)#mtu 9216
console(config-if-Po1)#exit
console(config)#exit
console#
6. Then execute the following command to save the setup:
console#copy running-config startup-config
Repeat steps 1 through 6 for the second switch. The IP address used for each switch must be unique, but
it is recommended that all other settings be identical.
7. Connect the QSFP cables between the uplink modules of each switch.
8. To check the status of the LAG, run the following command:
console#show interfaces status port-channel 1
The resulting output should be similar to the following:
Port
Type
Link
State
-----
----------------------------
-------
Po1
Link Aggregate
Up
Note: The preceding procedure places all switch ports in the default VLAN. If you prefer to place ports in
a non-default VLAN, refer to the documentation for your switch.
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LAG using four 10Gb Ethernet ports (optional):
Note: If you already completed section 2 you are finished. If you wish to create a LAG configuration using
10Gb Ethernet ports instead of QSFP uplink ports, follow the instructions below in place of section 2.
This configuration is optional and applicable only to the PC8132 and 8132F switches. It utilizes the frontside 10Gb Ethernet ports for the switch interconnect when the QSFP (40Gb) uplink ports are not present.
1.
Type the following commands to clear the current switch configuration:
console>enable
console#clear config
console>enable
console#copy running-config startup-config
console#reload
2. HTTP and Telnet authentication
console#config
console(config)#line telnet
console(config-telnet)#login authentication default
console(config-telnet)#exit
console(config)#ip http authentication local
console(config)#username admin password yourpassword privilege 15
console(config)#enable password yourpassword
3. Configure the Out-of-Band interface
console(config)#interface out-of-band
console(config-if)#ip address ipaddress subnetmask gateway
console(config-if)#exit
4. Configure switch ports
console(config)#interface range Tengigabitethernet all
console(config-if)#mtu 9216
console(config-if)#spanning-tree portfast
console(config-if)#exit
console(config)#no dcb enable
console(config)#
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5.
Configure LAG ports
console(config)#interface range Tengigabitethernet 1/0/21-24
console(config-if)#no spanning-tree portfast
console(config-if)#channel-group 1 mode active
console(config-if)#exit
console(config)#interface port-channel 1
console(config-if-Po1)#mtu 9216
console(config-if-Po1)#exit
console(config)#exit
console#
6. Then execute the following command to save the setup:
console#copy running-config startup-config
Repeat steps 1 to 6 for the second switch. The IP address used for each switch must be unique, but it is
recommended that all other settings be identical to the first switch.
7.
Connect port 21 on the first switch to port 21 on the second switch.
Repeat the same for ports 22, 23, and 24. Connect array controllers starting at port 20.
8. To check the status of the LAG, run the following command:
console#show interfaces status port-channel 1
The resulting output should be similar to the following:
Port
Type
Link
State
-----
----------------------------
-------
Po1
Link Aggregate
Up
Note: The preceding procedure places all switch ports in the default VLAN. If you prefer to place ports in
a non-default VLAN, refer to the documentation for your switch.
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Virtual stack configuration with QSFP ports (optional)
Note: If you already completed section 2 or 3 you are finished. If you wish to use a stack configuration
instead of LAG, follow the instructions below in place of section 2.
Note: One advantage of stacked switches is that they can be managed as a single switch; however
firmware updates will update and reboot all members of the stack simultaneously and therefore should
only be done during planned downtime.
1. Do not connect the cables between the stacked switches (this will be done in a later step).
2. On both switches, type the following commands to clear the current configuration and to
configure the virtual stack ports:
console>enable
console#clear config
console>enable
console#copy running-config startup-config
console#reload
console>enable
console#config
console(config)#stack
console(config-stack)#stack-port fortygigabitethernet 1/1/1 stack
console(config-stack)#stack-port fortygigabitethernet 1/1/2 stack
console(config-stack)#exit
console(config)#exit
3. Connect the QSFP cables between the uplink modules of each switch.
The second switch may reboot. All remaining configuration must be done from the switch designated as
master. The master unit will have a blue LED in the back of the switch indicating it is the master.
4. Type the following commands to configure the switch:
5. HTTP and Telnet authentication
console>enable
console#config
console(config)#line telnet
console(config-telnet)#login authentication default
console(config-telnet)#exit
console(config)#ip http authentication local
console(config)#username admin password yourpassword privilege 15
console(config)#enable password yourpassword
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6. Configure the Out-of-Band management interface
console(config)#interface out-of-band
console(config-if)#ip address ipaddress subnetmask gateway
console(config-if)#exit
7.
Configure the switch ports
console(config)#interface range Tengigabitethernet all
console(config-if)#mtu 9216
console(config-if)#spanning-tree portfast
console(config-if)#exit
console(config)#no dcb enable
console(config)#exit
8. Save the stack configuration.
console#copy running-config startup-config
Note: The preceding procedure places all switch ports in the default VLAN. If you prefer to place ports in
a non-default VLAN, refer to the documentation for your switch.
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