HP NetServer LXr 8500 with HP Rack Storage/12FC & HP Rack

HP NetServer LXr 8500
with
HP Rack Storage/12FC & HP Rack Storage/12
Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Cluster Configuration Guide
29 January 2001
(see Versions at the end of this document)
Introduction
This document defines the configurations that Hewlett-Packard supports for the HP NetServer LXr 8500, HP Rack
Storage/12FC and Microsoft Cluster Server. These configurations minimize single points of failure (SPOF,
SPOFless1) and provide extended availability. The specific configuration certified and supported by both
Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft is defined, as are other guidelines to assist you in configuring your clustered
NetServers. This guide is prescriptive; it describes the configurations supported by HP. Any deviance to these
configurations can result in an inoperative cluster or an operating cluster with degraded performance, hidden
SPOFs, etc., and therefore will not be supported by HP.
What's Defined in a Racked Cluster
• Cluster
• SPUs
• Local and Shared Storage
• Intra-cluster and Client LANs
• Shared Storage Cabling
Cluster
Type of SPUs
HP NetServer LXr 8500
Each node must be the same model SPU, but may have different clock
speeds, main memory sizes, cache sizes, and number of CPUs.
Number of nodes
2
Shared Storage
HP Rack Storage/12FC with 2 FCArray Cards, HP disks, and a HP D8602A
or D8602B HBA in each server. See Shared Storage below.
LANs:
Client LAN
Any NIC that is HP and Microsoft approved. See Client LAN below.
For a SPOFless cluster, two D5013B NICs configured with AFT is
recommended.
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For more information about configuring a SPOFless cluster, refer to the HP white paper, High Availability MSCS
Cluster Solution on the HP NetServers, HA Planning website.
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Intra-cluster
(Heartbeat) LAN
Power source
HP D5013B with crossover cable, or, configure as a VLAN through an
Ethernet switch. See Intra-cluster LAN below.
Direct from power mains, power conditioner or uninterruptible power
supply (UPS) using any power conditioner or UPS. Redundant power
distribution units (PDU’s) are strongly recommended.
System software:
Navigator version
L.18.02 or later
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
SPU
Model
HP NetServer LXr 8500
Clock speed
400/450, 500/550, 700 MHz
No. of CPUs
2–8
BIOS version
ASPN Release 8 or later
CPU cache
Any size
RAM
256 MB minimum. Must be HP.
No. of power supplies
3 required for redundancy
Local storage
See Local Storage below.
I/O slots
Added cards may be installed in any appropriate slot, keeping in mind the
server’s default boot order as listed below:
Default Boot Order
IDE CD-ROM, FDD, PCI-1, PCI-2, SCSI A, SCSI B, PCI-3, PCI-4, PCI-5
through PCI-10
M/S Certified
Configuration
P6 – Shared Storage HBA
P5 – Local Storage (NetRAID-1Si)
P4 – Intra-cluster (Heartbeat) LAN
P3 – Client LAN
Booted from embedded DAC
Storage
Local
Controller
May use embedded SCSI, NetRAID-1Si or NetRAID-3Si.
For SPOFless, recommend NetRAID-xSi with drives in RAID-1 mirror, or
another fault tolerant RAID level.
Driver
For embedded SCSI, use sym_hi.sys from Windows 2000 Adv. Server CD
or later.
For NetRAID-xSi, use mraid35x.sys version 2.62 (Navigator L.18.04.5 or
later).
Cabinets (Physical drive
location)
SPU internal drive bays or HP external drive cabinet (e.g., HP Rack
Storage/12), any number.
Disk drives (hot swap or
fixed)
Must be HP
SCSI bus
Any HP cables that meet SCSI specifications and any SCSI bus speed.
SCSI Ids
Any
Shared
HP Rack Storage/12FC
Required – D5991A
Host Bus Adapter
Model
HP Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter - HP D8602A or D8602B
2
No. of HBAs
1
Driver
D8602A - Hhba5100.sys 2.06
D8602B – Afcw2k.sys 3.0.3245.1
RAID level
0, 1, 3, 5, 10
For SPOFless configurations a fault tolerant RAID type, e.g. RAID 5, is
recommended for all shared storage.
Cabinet
Model
HP NetServer Rack Storage/12FC- D5991A
RAID arrays
Not more than 8 physical drives per logical array and not more than 8
LUNs are permitted per cluster.
No. of cabinets
1
FC Array Cards
Model
HP Fibre Channel Array Controller - D5990A
No. of cards/cabinet
2 (Requires second card be installed in the Rack Storage/12FC.)
Firmware
4.64-00 or later
For SPOFless, use 5.46-04 (Navigator L.18.04.5 or later)
Status SCSI ID
5 (fixed)
Disk SCSI IDs
0 – 3, 8 – 15 (fixed)
Any HP drive supported by storage enclosure including:
Disk drives:
HP 9.1 GB (7200 rpm) Low Profile Ultra2 SCSI Disk Module D6106A
HP 9.1 GB (7200 rpm) Low Profile Ultra3 SCSI Disk Module P1217A
HP 9.1 GB (10k rpm) Low Profile Ultra2 SCSI Disk Module D6107A
HP 9.1 GB (10k rpm) Low Profile Ultra3 SCSI Disk Module P1168A
HP 18.2 GB (7200 rpm) Half Height Ultra2 SCSI Disk Module D6108A
HP 18.2 GB (7200 rpm) Low Profile Ultra3 SCSI Disk Module P1216A
HP 18.2 GB (10k rpm) Half Height Ultra2 SCSI Disk Module D7031A
HP 18.2 GB (10k rpm) Low Profile Ultra3 SCSI Disk Module P1166A
HP 18.2 GB (7200 rpm) Low Profile Ultra2 SCSI Disk Module D7174A
HP 18.2 GB (10k rpm) Low Profile Ultra2 SCSI Disk Module D7175A
HP 36.4 GB (10k rpm) Half Height Ultra2 SCSI Disk Module D8210A
HP 36.4 GB (10k rpm) Low Profile Ultra3 SCSI Disk Module D9419A
Fibre-channel cables
Optical (Server to Hub only):
50 meter D6980A
100 meter D6981A
Copper (Shared Storage to Hub and Server to Hub ):
3 meter D6978A
5 meter D6979A
10 meter D7080A
Hub
Model
HP D6976A 6-port fibre channel
Quantity
1
2 for SPOFless with hubs
HP Rack Storage/12
Optional
Number of cabinets:
1–2
3
Model
HP NetServer Rack Storage/12 - D5989B or C
plus two D6025B or two D6025C SCSI cards for each cabinet
Status SCSI ID
5 (fixed)
Disk SCSI IDs
0 – 3, 8 – 15 (fixed)
Disk drives:
Same as HP Rack Storage/12FC
Cables
Any HP LVD SCSI cables from the following list:
1 meter D7131A
2.5 meter D6020A
5 meter D6982A
10 meter D6983A
LANs
LAN connection
Intra-cluster (Heartbeat) LAN
Client LAN
HP D5954A crossover cable or any
equivalent
Any LAN
The intra-cluster LAN may only be
used for cluster node communication
via a crossover cable. It may not be
used for client communication.
NIC:
Model
HP D5013B (10/100TX PCI)
Any that is on both the HP Tested
Products List and the Microsoft
Hardware Compatibility List.
Driver
Hptxnt5.sys 4.01.67 (Windows 2000
A.S. CD) or later
Vendor supported driver.
For SPOFless, use hptxnt5.sys
version 4.2.27.0 (Navigator L.18.04.5)
or later
NOTE If the Client and Intracluster LANs are the same model
(D5013A/B), the Client LAN must
use the same driver as the Intracluster LAN.
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1 minimum
For SPOFless, 2 NICs configured
as a fault-tolerant team are
recommended.
No. of NICs
Shared Storage Cabling
This part of the guide defines the allowable cabling configurations for clusters using the HP NetServer LXr 8500,
one HP Rack Storage/12FC and two, optional SCSI HP Rack Storage/12’s. Only these cabling configurations and
these cables are supported.
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Fibre-channel HBA
with GBIC
6-port Fibre-channel
Hub with GBICs.
Required shared
storage devices.
NOTES
Optional shared
storage devices.
1. The HBA and NICs are depicted
in PCI slots as follows:
HBA in P6
Intra-cluster LAN in P4
Client LAN in P3
HP TopTools Control card in P2 (optional)
2. The two bottom shared
storage devices are HP Rack
Storage/12 SCSI cabinets.
LEGEND
Solid (blue) lines are fibre
channel Optical or Copper
cables. See inside this
guide for specifications.
Dashed (green) lines are
offset SCSI cables. See
inside this guide for
specifications.
HP Microsoft Cluster (SPOF) using HP Rack Storage/12FC and Rack Storage/12
and 6 Port Fibre Channel Hub
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Power Cabling to Separate Power Circuits (SPOF)
(For SPOFless with 2 hubs, connect second hub to PDU that first hub is not attached to)
6
Fibre-channel HBA
with GBIC
6-port Fibre-channel
Hub with GBICs.
Each copper cable goes to Port ‘x’
on the RS/12FC array controllers.
NOTES
1. The HBA and NICs are depicted
in PCI slots as follows:
HBA in P6
Intra-cluster LAN in P4
Client LAN team in P1 and P3
HP TopTools Control card in P2 (optional)
2. The two bottom shared
storage devices are HP Rack
Storage/12 SCSI cabinets.
Each copper cable
goes to Port ‘y’
on the RS/12FC
array controllers.
LEGEND
Solid (blue) lines are fibre
channel Optical or Copper
cables. See inside this
guide for specifications.
Dashed (green) lines are
offset SCSI cables. See
inside this guide for
specifications.
HP SPOFless Microsoft Cluster using HP Rack Storage/12FC and Rack Storage/12
and two 6 Port Fibre Channel Hubs
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Fibre-channel HBA
with GBIC
Copper cable goes to Port ‘x’
on the first RS/12FC array
controller.
NOTES
1. The HBA and NICs are depicted
in PCI slots as follows:
HBA in P6
Intra-cluster LAN in P4
Client LAN team in P1 and P3
HP TopTools Control card in P2 (optional)
2. The two bottom shared
storage devices are HP Rack
Storage/12 SCSI cabinets.
Copper cable
goes to Port ‘y’
on the second
RS/12FCarray
controllers.
LEGEND
Solid (red) lines are copper
fibre channel
Dashed (green) lines are
offset SCSI cables. See
inside this guide for
specifications.
HP SPOFless Microsoft Cluster using HP Rack Storage/12FC and Rack Storage/12
with Direct Connections
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Versions
29 January 2001
Added D8602B and D6025C cards.
7 November 2000
Added SPOFless notes and diagrams.
17 October 2000
Revised intro, boot spec and I/O slots. Added boot priority and Ultra3
drives.
19 May 2000
Initial release
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