IBM Active PCI Manager Installation and User’s Guide, Version 1.0 SC01-R050-60 Note: Before using this information and the product it supports, be sure and read the general information under “Notices” on page 21. First Edition (April 2002) © Copyright International Business Machines Corporation 2002. All rights reserved. US Government Users Restricted Rights – Use, duplication or disclosure restricted by GSA ADP Schedule Contract with IBM Corp. Contents Chapter 1. Introduction . . . . . . . . 1 The Active PCI Manager Analyze function . . . Add Card wizard . . . Lock functions . . . . Blink function . . . . Refresh function . . . interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 2 2 2 2 Chapter 2. Installation . . . . . . . . . 3 Installation prerequisites . . . . . . . Supported servers . . . . . . . . . Supported adapters . . . . . . . . . Supported operating systems . . . . . . Installing IBM Active PCI Manager . . . . Uninstalling Active PCI Manager . . . . Modifying or repairing Active PCI Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3 3 4 4 8 9 Chapter 3. Using Active PCI Manager Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Starting Active PCI Manager Console . © Copyright IBM Corp. 2002 . . . . . 11 The Active PCI Manager interface . Slot view . . . . . . . . Tree view . . . . . . . . Table view. . . . . . . . Menus . . . . . . . . . LED error status . . . . . . PCI performance analysis. . . . Analyze function . . . . . Potential performance issues. . Optimization solution . . . . Adding adapters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 12 14 14 15 16 16 16 17 19 20 Appendix. Notices . . . . . . . . . . 21 Edition notice . Trademarks . . Important notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 . 22 . 22 Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 iii iv IBM Active PCI Manager: Installation and User’s Guide, Version 1.0 Chapter 1. Introduction IBM® Active™ PCI Manager is an extension of IBM Director that helps administrators manage Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) and Peripheral Component Interconnect-Extended (PCI-X) adapters in managed systems. Specifically, Active PCI Manager offers the following tools: v Graphical user interface v Analyze function v v v v Add Card wizard Lock functions Blink function Refresh function Active PCI Manager consists of three components: Server, Console, and Agent. During installation, you designate which of these components you want to install in a system. For more information, see the discussion of components in “Installing IBM Active PCI Manager” on page 6. The Active PCI Manager interface The Active PCI Manager Console window displays information about how the PCI and PCI-X adapters are connected in the system chassis and any input/output (I/O) expansion drawers of a managed system. A Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) provider gathers the needed information from the Basic I/O System (BIOS) codeon supported target systems. When new PCI data is available, the IBM Active PCI Alert Driver (Alert Driver) notifies the WMI provider, which in turn gathers the new information and notifies the Active PCI Manager Console. The interface presents the system information through icons in the Slot view and Tree view and through a text table in the Table view. For details, see “The Active PCI Manager interface” on page 12. Analyze function The Analyze function looks at several aspects of the system PCI bus and slot layout. Using the layout, along with the abilities of the adapters already installed in the system, the Analyze function runs a PCI optimization algorithm to determine the performance of the layout. If the Analyze function determines that the adapters are not arranged to maximize system PCI performance, it displays the performance issues it found and, if possible, displays a solution in the Optimization Steps window. The goal of the Analyze function is to have each adapter in the system running in its best mode of operation and at its highest bus speed. For details, see “PCI performance analysis” on page 16. © Copyright IBM Corp. 2002 1 Add Card wizard The Add Card wizard works with the Analyze function to determine the most suitable slot in which to insert a new adapter. You can select from a list of supported adapters or define the specifications of the new adapter yourself. For details, see “Adding adapters” on page 20. Lock functions You can use the Lock functions to lock specific adapter slots. The Analyze function cannot relocate an adapter from or to a locked slot. After you right-click a slot in the Slot view or Tree view page of the Active PCI Manager Console, you can access the Lock functions from the menu. For details about using the Lock functions, see the Active PCI Manager help. To do so, click Help → Contents in the Active PCI Manager Console window. Then, click the Lock functions topic under the Wizards and functions heading. Blink function You can use the Blink function to flash the physical Attention light-emitting diode (LED) associated with any slot in a system chassis or in an I/O expansion drawer that supports the Attention LED feature. After you click a slot in the Slot view or Tree view page of the Active PCI Manager Console, you can access the Blink function on the Tools menu. Alternatively, you can right-click a slot to access the Blink function. For details about using the Blink function, see the Active PCI Manager help. To do so, click Help → Contents in the Active PCI Manager Console window. Then, click the Blink function topic under the Wizards and functions heading. Refresh function You can use the Refresh function to manually request an update of the system information shown in the Active PCI Manager Console window. By default, the system information shown in the Active PCI Manager window is refreshed automatically whenever an event such as a hot add or hot eject occurs or when a slot flashes or turns off. With the Refresh function, you can force a refresh request rather than waiting for a system-generated event to occur. Run the Refresh function by clicking Tools → Refresh in the Active PCI Manager Console. You can access the Refresh function from any of the views (Slot, Tree, or Table) of the Active PCI Manager Console. 2 IBM Active PCI Manager: Installation and User’s Guide, Version 1.0 Chapter 2. Installation Active PCI Manager provides its own installation program; the IBM Director installation program does not install Active PCI Manager. The Active PCI Manager installation program installs any combination of Active PCI Manager components (Server, Console, and Agent). Installation prerequisites Before installing Active PCI Manager, ensure that the following prerequisites have been met: v Install the IBM Director 3.1 components (Server, Console, or Agent) that you want before installing the corresponding component of Active PCI Manager. v On the target system, install IBM Active PCI Software for Microsoft® Windows® 2000, version 22.214.171.124 or later. IBM Active PCI Software provides a complete PCI hot-plug solution on Windows 2000. The IBM Active PCI Software consists of the IBM Active PCI Filter Driver, the IBM Active PCI Alert Driver, and the IBM Active PCI Alert Service. The Agent component of Active PCI Manager works with the Active PCI Software to provide the necessary PCI information to the Console component. v The login performing the installation must have at least local Administrator authority on the target system. Supported servers The Agent component of Active PCI Manager supports the following IBM xSeries servers: v xSeries 360 v xSeries 440 v xSeries 360 or xSeries 440 with one RXE-100 Remote Expansion Enclosure Supported adapters Active PCI Manager supports the following PCI and PCI-X adapters: v 10/100 Fast EtherLink XL Adapter by 3Com® v IBM 10/100 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter v IBM Gigabit Ethernet SX Server Adapter v IBM ServeRAID™-4H Ultra160 SCSI Controller v IBM ServeRAID-4L Ultra160 SCSI Controller v IBM ServeRAID-4M Ultra160 SCSI Controller v IBM ServeRAID-4Lx Ultra160 SCSI Controller v IBM ServeRAID-4Mx Ultra160 SCSI Controller v PRO/1000 XT Server Adapter by Intel® © Copyright IBM Corp. 2002 3 Supported operating systems The following table shows the operating systems that are supported by the three components (Server, Console, and Agent) of Active PCI Manager. Operating system Server Console Agent Windows 2000 Server, with Service Pack 2 or later Windows 2000 Advanced Server, with Service Pack 2 or later Windows 2000 Professional, with Service Pack 2 or later Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Installing IBM Active PCI Manager Complete the following steps to install the Active PCI Manager components (Server, Console, and/or Agent): 1. Locate the Active PCI Manager download page within the IBM Support and Downloads Web site at 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. http://www.ibm.com/support/ Download Active PCI Manager as instructed on the Web page. If necessary, copy the downloaded file to a shared network disk so you can access the file from the necessary Console, Agent, and Server systems. If you are installing the Console component of Active PCI Manager, first close the IBM Director Management Console. From the system on which you want to install an Active PCI Manager component, run the file that you downloaded. The Active PCI Manager Setup program starts. Review the License Agreement and click Yes to accept the License Agreement. The Welcome window opens. 7. Click Next to continue. 4 IBM Active PCI Manager: Installation and User’s Guide, Version 1.0 The Installation Defaults window opens. The Installation Defaults window is for informational purposes only. It displays the currently running operating system and the installed IBM Director components that were detected by the Active PCI Manager Setup program. 8. Click Next to continue. The Select Components window opens. Chapter 2. Installation 5 In the Select Components window, you can select the Active PCI Manager components that you want to install. By default, the Setup program installs all Active PCI Manager components that correspond to the detected Director components. 9. Click the check box next to an Active PCI Manager component to select or deselect that component. Active PCI Manager consists of three components: Server, Console, and Agent. The Active PCI Manager components are as follows: Server Select this choice to install the Server component of Active PCI Manager. When you install the Server component, the Setup program automatically installs the Console component as well. The Server component provides the Analyze function of Active PCI Manager. Console Select this choice to install the interface for Active PCI Manager. The Console component makes requests about the Windows 2000 Common Information Model (CIM) database. When the Console component receives information about the target system, it then graphically illustrates the information that was received. Agent Select this choice to install the Active PCI Manager agent on the target system. The Agent component is a CIM provider that supplies information about the target system to the Windows 2000 CIM database. 10. If you are installing the Agent component, you can designate an alternative destination folder for the installation. To do so, click Browse and select a different directory. If you select a destination folder that is on a different drive than that displayed on the Select Components window, you can click Disk Space to check the disk space of that drive. Note that if you do not change the destination folder first, the Setup program reports zero (0) disk space available. You cannot change the destination directory for the installation of the Server and Console components of Active PCI Manager. The Setup program must install these two components into the existing directory structure for IBM Director. 11. Click Next to continue the installation. The Active PCI Manager Setup program checks for available disk space for all selected components. v If there is not enough disk space, the Setup program displays a message to that effect, and the installation returns to the Select Components window. To continue with the installation, you must select fewer components or a different location for the Agent component installation and click Next again. v If there is enough available disk space for the selected components, the Start Copying Files window opens. 6 IBM Active PCI Manager: Installation and User’s Guide, Version 1.0 12. Review the information in the Start Copying Files window. To begin to copy files, click Next. If you want to make any changes to the information shown on this window, click Back. Once the installation continues, the following activities take place: v The Setup program stops the IBM Director Support Program before it copies files and restarts it after copying is complete. v If you install the Agent component, the Setup program stops the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) service before it copies files and restarts it after copying is complete. v The Setup program creates or updates a Windows registry for Active PCI Manager. 13. When the installation is complete, you can optionally choose to display the README.txt file for Active PCI Manager. To do so, click View the Readme.txt file. The README.txt file is installed in \Program Files\IBM\Active PCI Manager by default. If you installed the Agent component to a different location, then the README.txt file is installed in that new location on the target system. 14. Click Finish to end the Setup program. After all three Active PCI Manager components are installed, you can begin to use the Active PCI Manager Console. See Chapter 3, “Using Active PCI Manager Console” on page 11 for details about starting and using the interface. You do not need to start the Active PCI Manager Server and Agent components. IBM Director and Windows will start the Server and Agent components of Active PCI Manager as needed. Chapter 2. Installation 7 Uninstalling Active PCI Manager You should uninstall Active PCI Manager before you uninstall IBM Director. Complete the following steps to uninstall Active PCI Manager: 1. If you are uninstalling the Console component of Active PCI Manager, first close the IBM Director Management Console. 2. Click Start → Settings → Control Panel, and then double-click Add/Remove Programs. 3. Click IBM Active PCI Manager in the list of installed programs. 4. Click Change/Remove. The Active PCI Manager Setup program runs, and the Welcome window opens. 5. Click Remove to remove all Active PCI Manager components, and then click Next. To remove only some Active PCI Manager components, do not click Remove. Instead, see “Modifying or repairing Active PCI Manager” on page 9 for details. 6. In the Confirm Uninstall window, click OK to uninstall all components of Active PCI Manager, or click Cancel to quit. The Setup program detects the installed components and removes them from the system. Additionally, it removes the CIM classes that were created by IBM Active PCI Manager and removes the registry entries that were created during installation. The uninstall program is automatic and prompts you when the process is complete. 7. When the process is complete, click Finish. In rare cases, an Active PCI Manager file remains locked, and the Setup program is unable to remove the file. When this occurs, the Setup program reports this fact and states that it will be necessary to restart the system after the uninstallation. The Setup program will prompt you whether to restart the server now or restart it later. If you click Restart Now, the system shuts down 8 IBM Active PCI Manager: Installation and User’s Guide, Version 1.0 and restarts immediately. If you click Restart Later, the Setup program closes, and you must manually restart the system to complete the uninstallation. Modifying or repairing Active PCI Manager If you run the Active PCI Manager Setup program after you have already installed Active PCI Manager, in the Welcome window, you can modify or repair the current installation. Select one of these choices as appropriate: Modify Select this choice to add new Active PCI Manager components or remove one or more installed Active PCI Manager components. For example, if only the Server component is installed, select Modify to add the Agent component. This option ensures that the version of the added component is the same as that of the components already installed. You cannot use this option to uninstall all Active PCI Manager components. Instead, select Remove. Repair Select this choice to reinstall all Active PCI Manager components. Select Repair when you are upgrading from an earlier version of Active PCI Manager or you suspect that the installation is damaged. Remove Select this choice to remove all installed Active PCI Manager components. For more information, see “Uninstalling Active PCI Manager” on page 8. Chapter 2. Installation 9 10 IBM Active PCI Manager: Installation and User’s Guide, Version 1.0 Chapter 3. Using Active PCI Manager Console Although Active PCI Manager is an extension of IBM Director, it provides its own Java™-based graphical user interface. This chapter describes how to start the Active PCI Manager Console, describes its various parts, and explains the tasks you can perform. Starting Active PCI Manager Console Complete the following steps to start the Active PCI Manager Console: 1. Start the IBM Director Console by clicking Start → Programs → Director → Management Console. After the console starts, the IBM Director login window opens. 2. Type the name of your IBM Director server, your user ID, and your password. The Director Management Console can communicate with only one Director server at a time. However, you can open multiple Director Management Consoles at the same time, each communicating with the same or a different Director server. After the Director Server validates your login information, the Director Management Console is opened and displayed in a window similar to the following. 3. Click Systems with Windows 2000 in the Groups pane of the Director Console. The Director Console window updates the Group Contents pane with the names of the systems in the selected group. 4. In the Tasks pane of the Director Console window, drag and drop the Active PCI Manager icon onto a managed-system icon in the Group Contents pane. Alternatively, in the Group Contents pane, drag and drop the managed system onto the Active PCI Manager icon in the Tasks pane. © Copyright IBM Corp. 2002 11 The Active PCI Manager Console opens for the selected managed system. The Active PCI Manager interface The Active PCI Manager Console window has tabs to display target system information in each of the three views: Slot view, Tree view, and Table view. Each view provides detailed information about the adapters and slots in the system chassis or in any I/O expansion drawers. Active PCI Manager uses the IBM product name to identify the system chassis and I/O expansion drawer. Similarly, it displays adapter names and slot labels for each slot. Note: The Active PCI Manager Console window does not display information about on-board adapters and the Service Processor slot. Active PCI Manager does not use these adapters or slots to optimize the system. The Slot view and Tree view pages use a combination of icons and text to display information about the target system. The Table view displays information solely in a text table. For a list of the icons used in the Slot view and Tree view, see the Active PCI Manager help text. Click Help → Contents in the Active PCI Manager Console window. Then, click Icons topic under the Graphical User Interface heading. As events occur that change the PCI layout on the target system, the WMI provider supplies the information to the Windows 2000 CIM database on that target system. The Active PCI Manager Console reads the CIM database and updates accordingly. These events include hot-adding an adapter, hot-ejecting an adapter, and changes in Hardware Attention LED error status. Slot view The Slot view page of Active PCI Manager shows a graphical representation of the slots found in the supported system chassis and any optional I/O expansion 12 IBM Active PCI Manager: Installation and User’s Guide, Version 1.0 drawers. The top portion of the page shows the slots graphically in a left-to-right order that corresponds to the numbers on the back of the system chassis. An icon represents each slot, and Active PCI Manager displays different slot icons depending on the state of the slot (locked, unlocked, empty, full, Attention LED on, and so forth). Below each slot icon, Active PCI Manager displays the slot label for that slot. Note: Active PCI Manager displays the slots in lowest-to-highest order, from left to right. However, the actual system chassis could have the lowest slot value on the right. In this case, the display in Active PCI Manager is opposite from the actual system chassis. Click a slot icon and Active PCI Manager populates the Slot Attribute pane in the lower-right portion of the window with information about that slot. If the slot has an adapter, the Slot Attribute pane also displays information about the adapter in that slot. The lower-left portion of the Slot view shows the selected target system that you plan to view and analyze. Click a system chassis icon or an I/O expansion drawer icon to graphically show the current slot configuration in the top portion of the Slot view. Additionally, Active PCI Manager updates the Slot Attribute pane to show detailed information about the system chassis or I/O expansion drawer that you have selected. The following illustration shows a typical Slot view page. In this example, the IBM RXE-100 Remote Expansion Enclosure is selected in the lower-left panel. The RXE-100 has 12 slots, and the example shows all 12 slots graphically and shows that three of those slots have adapters installed. Additionally, the Slot view shows that one empty slot (B1) has a blue circle with an Chapter 3. Using Active PCI Manager Console 13 ″i″ in it along with an Attention (non-flashing) icon. This icon indicates that the slot has an LED error status. See “LED error status” on page 16 for a list of the possible LED error status messages. Tree view The Tree view page of Active PCI Manager shows a graphical tree hierarchy of the slots found in the supported system chassis and any optional I/O expansion drawers. The left pane of the window shows the tree hierarchy representing the system chassis, I/O expansion drawers, slots, and adapters in the target system. You can expand and collapse the tree hierarchy by clicking the plus sign (+) or minus sign (-) next to each icon. Active PCI Manager presents the slots in the tree in a lowest-to-highest order that corresponds to the numbers on the back of the system chassis. The right pane of the window shows the attributes for the item (system chassis, I/O expansion drawer, slot, or adapter) currently selected in the graphical tree hierarchy. To view attributes for a different item, click that item in the graphical tree hierarchy. The following illustration shows a typical Tree view page. Table view The Table view page of Active PCI Manager provides a table of all slots found in the supported system chassis and any optional I/O expansion drawers. This table contains columns that identify the various slot and adapter attributes. 14 IBM Active PCI Manager: Installation and User’s Guide, Version 1.0 The table is ordered based on the Slot Label column. Click a different column name to sort the table in an ascending order that is based on that column. When you click the column name again, the table is sorted in a descending order that is based on that column. Active PCI Manager does not retain any changes you make to the sort order after you exit the program. The following illustration shows a typical Table view page. Menus Active PCI Manager has two menus that provide access to all the Active PCI Manager functions and wizards. In the Slot view and Tree view, the Tools menu provides access to the Blink function, Analyze function, Add Card wizard, and Refresh function. The Blink function is available only when a slot has been clicked. The Table view has a similar Tools menu, but it does not provide access to the Blink function. The Slot view and Tree view also have a menu that you open by right-clicking a slot icon. You can use this menu to flash or lock slots. The Table view does not have any icons so it does not have this menu. For details about using the Blink function, Lock functions, or the Refresh function, see the Active PCI Manager help text. To do so, click Help → Contents in the Active PCI Manager Console window. Then, click the appropriate topic under the Wizards and functions heading. For details about the Analyze function, see “PCI performance analysis” on page 16. For details about the Add Card wizard, see “Adding adapters” on page 20. Chapter 3. Using Active PCI Manager Console 15 LED error status The Slot Attributes pane in the Slot view and Tree view pages display the current LED error status for the selected slot. Additionally, the slot icons in the Slot view and Tree view indicate whether the slot has an Attention LED error status. In the Table view, the Attn LED Status column displays the current LED error status for the selected slot. The status can be any of the following: OK (no error) Hot eject successful Bus speed mismatch Power fault on card in slot Surprise removal occurred Slot disabled at current speed Too many adapters on bus Bus connection error When a slot has an LED error status, the icon for the slot shows a blue circle with an ″i″ in it along with an Attention (non-flashing) icon. The hardware can turn on the Attention (non-flashing) LED for several hardware reasons, but Active PCI Manager cannot turn off an Attention (non-flashing) LED. Note that Active PCI Manager shows the same Attention (non-flashing) icon for all reasons. The following illustration shows an example of a slot icon that indicates an LED error status. When a slot has a Bus speed mismatch LED error status, the hardware turns off the slot. This prevents Active PCI Manager from detecting enough PCI information about the adapter to offer any solutions. PCI performance analysis The primary function of Active PCI Manager is to analyze the PCI performance of a supported target system. The Analyze function provides this PCI performance analysis. It runs a PCI optimization algorithm that compares the way the PCI and PCI-X adapters are arranged in a system. If the Analyze function determines that the adapters are arranged in such a way that the system has major or moderate performance issues, it displays information about these performance issues. If possible, it also provides a solution that describes recommended actions to optimize or improve the location of adapters. For example, it can describe where to move the adapters, what slots you can use, and what adapters to place into those slots. To run the PCI performance analysis on the target system, click Tools → Analyze from any view (Slot, Tree, or Table) of the Active PCI Manager Console window. Analyze function In determining the PCI optimization of the target system, the Analyze function examines all slots in the system chassis and any optional I/O expansion drawers. This examination includes locked slots as well as turned-off slots. However, if a 16 IBM Active PCI Manager: Installation and User’s Guide, Version 1.0 slot is locked, the Analyze function will not create a solution that attempts to relocate an adapter from or to the locked slot. Active PCI Manager locks all slots that contain boot devices, such as disk adapters. This avoids solutions that change the order of the boot devices, which can cause problems with starting the system or with disk drive letter assignments. Additionally, Active PCI Manager locks any slots that have an LED error status of Bus connection error. You can manually lock individual slots, all slots on a bus, or all slots in the system chassis or an I/O expansion drawer. For details about locking slots, click Help → Contents in the Active PCI Manager Console window. Then, click the Lock functions topic under the Wizards and functions heading. Furthermore, the PCI optimization routine that is used by the Analyze function is run on the Director Server. This routine can consume large amounts of memory depending on the complexity of the slots and adapters. For this reason, the number of entries that are allowed in the possible solution list is limited. When the PCI optimization routine reaches the limit, it stops generating new entries and tries to find one solution from the current incomplete list. This incomplete list might not contain a solution, but the limit safeguards the memory usage on the Director Server. Potential performance issues Several factors can affect the system PCI performance, such as incompatible operating speeds between buses and adapters or exceeding the recommended number of adapters on a bus. The Analyze function categorizes these issues as major and moderate performance issues depending on the effect of the issue on system PCI performance. If the PCI optimization routine used by the Analyze function finds no major or moderate performance issues, the configuration is considered optimum. In this case, the Analyze function returns a message stating that no changes to the system are needed. However, if the PCI optimization routine cannot find a solution that places adapters in buses running at the same speed and mode, the routine relaxes the mode rules. When this happens, the Analyze function looks for a solution that can improve the system PCI optimization even though it will not be optimal. The major and moderate performance issues that the PCI optimization routine can detect are described in the following sections. Major performance issues The Analyze function determines that there are major performance issues when one or more of the following scenarios occur on the system being analyzed: v All adapters installed on any bus segment are not capable of the same operating speed. v One or more buses are exceeding the number of adapters it can support at a given bus speed. For example, there are four slots on a bus, but the bus can only run two slots at 66 MHz. It cannot run all four slots at 66 MHz. However, if this bus were to have 66 MHz adapters in all four slots, the bus would be forced to run at a slower speed (in a PCI-backwards compatible mode) in order to get all four cards to work. The Analyze function will detect this and report that the bus cannot be optimized with the current number of cards installed. v Any bus has adapters in unsupported slots. Chapter 3. Using Active PCI Manager Console 17 At higher speeds, some systems have restrictions regarding which slots you can populate. For example, a bus segment that provides two slots might require that you populate only the first slot at speeds above 100 MHz. Not only must the bus not be overloaded, but also the adapters present on that bus must reside in the appropriate slots. v Any bus is operating at a speed or mode slower than the maximum capability of any adapter installed on that bus. This is a major performance issue only when the current speed and mode of the buses are included as a factor. This scenario occurs when you are attempting to determine if the root configuration is optimum and which buses will require resetting after the configuration has changed. Moderate performance issues The Analyze function determines that there are moderate performance issues when one or more of the following scenarios occur on the system being analyzed: v A 32-bit wide bus contains a 64-bit adapter. v All adapters installed on any bus segment are not capable of the same operating mode (for example, PCI-X versus conventional mode). Optimization solution The Optimization Steps window displays the results of the performance analysis from the Analyze function. If the PCI optimization algorithm finds major or moderate performance issues, the Optimization Steps window displays these issues and, if possible, provides instructions on how best to rearrange the adapters. The recommended solution is intended to optimize the system so that the adapters are operating at their best performance. 18 IBM Active PCI Manager: Installation and User’s Guide, Version 1.0 The following illustration shows a typical Optimization Steps window. In the steps of the recommended actions, the adapter names are underlined. When clicked, the corresponding slot icon is updated in the Slot view to indicate the recommended action. For example, step 1A indicates that the adapter should be removed from slot 4. In this case, clicking the adapter name in step 1A causes the slot icon for slot 4 to change to indicate that it needs to be removed. For samples of the different icons used in the Slot view, see the Active PCI Manager help text. Click Help → Contents in the Active PCI Manager Console window. Then, click the Icons topic under the Graphical User Interface heading. Important In some cases, the Optimization Steps window will include a step to turn off the system before following the optimization steps. This can happen when the solution recommends that you move an adapter to a bus that is running at a speed at which the adapter cannot run. If you do not turn off the system in such cases, the system can return unexpected errors such as a Bus Speed Mismatch LED error status for the suggested slot. Chapter 3. Using Active PCI Manager Console 19 The Optimization Steps window provides a Print option, and a Copy option so you can paste the solution into a text processing application. Active PCI Manager does not keep a history of solutions, so you must either print or copy the solution if you want to retain it. Adding adapters Active PCI Manager has an Add Card wizard that works with the Analyze function to determine the most suitable slot in which to insert a new adapter. To start the Add Card wizard, click Tools → Add Card Wizard from any view (Slot, Tree, or Table) of the Active PCI Manager Console window. Note: Before using the Add Card wizard, you must run the Analyze function and correct any noted performance issues. The Add Card wizard cannot determine a solution if any major or moderate performance issues exist. The Add Card wizard comes with specifications for certain adapters. In the first window of the wizard, you can select from a list of supported adapters. If you are using an adapter that is not in the list, use the second window of the wizard to provide the specifications of the adapter. After you have selected or defined the adapter you plan to use, the wizard runs the Analyze function. When the analysis is complete, the Add Card wizard displays a suggested slot number to which the adapter can be added. If no suitable slot is found, it displays a message to that effect. The Add Card wizard will not suggest a slot if using the slot for the new adapter would make the system performance suboptimal. Further, the Add Card wizard will not suggest that other adapters be moved to add the new adapter. Regardless, you must decide whether to add the new adapter to available slots in the system. Note: Active PCI Manager cannot validate the information gathered by the Add Card wizard against the physical adapter unless the adapter is installed in the system. If the wrong adapter information is entered in the wizard, the suggested slot might not enable the adapter to properly function or the system might not be optimized if the adapter is used in the suggested slot. For detailed information about the Add Card wizard windows and defining the adapter you want to install, see the Active PCI Manager help text. Click Help → Contents in the Active PCI Manager Console window. Then, click the Add Card wizard windows topic under the Graphical User Interface heading. 20 IBM Active PCI Manager: Installation and User’s Guide, Version 1.0 Appendix. Notices This publication was developed for products and services offered in the U.S.A. IBM may not offer the products, services, or features discussed in this document in other countries. 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Some software may differ from its retail version (if available), and may not include user manuals or all program functionality. 22 IBM Active PCI Manager: Installation and User’s Guide, Version 1.0 Glossary A returned in the Optimization Steps window will not involve any of the slots that you have locked. adapter. A circuit board that adds function to a computer. To lock slots, use the Lock functions in the Slot view or Tree view. The lock functions in Active PCI Manager do not physically lock the selected slots. They do not prevent you from performing operations such as eject and hot add or otherwise using the selected slots. B blink. To flash the physical Attention LED for a slot in the system chassis or in the I/O expansion drawer. By flashing the LED, you can correlate the slot in the Active PCI Manager interface to the actual physical slot. To flash the physical Attention LED, use the Blink function in the Slot view or Tree view. O optimized. A state in which no PCI or PCI-X adapter is required to run in a PCI backward-compatibility mode. C P CIM. See Common Information Model. PCI. See Peripheral Component Interconnect. Common Information Model (CIM). An implementation-neutral object-oriented schema for describing network management information. The Desktop Management Task Force, Inc. (DMTF) develops and maintains CIM specifications. For in-depth information about CIM, go to the Web address http://www.dmtf.org/. PCI-X. Peripheral Component Interconnect-Extended. See PCI-X I/O subsystem. H hot add. To add and configure a new adapter while the server is operational. hot-swappable. Pertaining to a component that can be removed or replaced while the system is running. I input/output (I/O). Pertaining to (a) input, output, or both or (b) a device, process, or channel involved in data input, data output, or both. I/O. See input/output. L LED. See light-emitting diode. light-emitting diode (LED). A semiconductor chip that gives off visible or infrared light when activated. lock. To prevent the Analyze function from relocating an adapter from or to a locked slot. The Analyze function still examines locked slots when running the PCI optimization task. The result is that the solution © Copyright IBM Corp. 2002 PCI-X I/O subsystem. Enterprise X-Architecture™ technology offers one of the first implementations designed to the 1.0 specification level of this new industry standard, including support for dozens of PCI-X buses. PCI-X provides a new generation of capabilities for the PCI bus, including more efficient data transfers, more adapters per bus segment and faster bus speeds for server systems. PCI-X enhances the PCI standard by doubling the throughput capability and providing new adapter-performance options while maintaining backward compatibility with PCI adapters. PCI-X technology allows all current 66 MHz PCI adapters—either 32-bit or 64-bit—to operate normally on the PCI-X bus. PCI-X adapters take advantage of the new 100 MHz and 133 MHz bus speeds, which allow a single 64-bit adapter to move as much as 1 GB of data per second (0.5 GBps in each direction simultaneously). (The next PCI-X specification [2.0] will support bus speeds of up to 266 MHz.) Additionally, PCI-X supports twice as many 66 MHz 64-bit adapters in a single bus as PCI does. PCI backward-compatibility mode. A state in which the PCI or PCI-X adapter is running in a mode or at a speed that is less than the full capabilities of the adapter. PCI bus. A collection of PCI slots that are physically connected and which all must run at the same speed and in the same mode. PCI optimization. A task performed by the Analyze function that compares all PCI and PCI-X adapters in a system. The comparison is to see if they are forcing 23 other PCI or PCI-X adapters, or they are themselves being forced by other PCI or PCI-X adapters, to operate in a less-than-maximum state. The result is to identify a solution that would eliminate or lessen the need for adapters to run in a PCI backward-compatibility mode. Peripheral Component Interconnect. A computer bus architecture that defines electrical and physical standards for electronic interconnection. S slot label. The label or silk-screened number that identifies one slot from another. You can physically view this label from the outside of the unit. Active PCI Manager displays the slot label in various windows. solution. The resulting suggestion from the PCI optimization task performed by the Analyze function. The provided solution could include adding an adapter into a specific slot, swapping adapters between a pair of slots, or moving an adapter to another slot in the system. 24 IBM Active PCI Manager: Installation and User’s Guide, Version 1.0 Index A Active PCI Alert Driver 1 Active PCI Manager Console 11 adapters adding 20 supported 3 Add Card wizard 20 Agent component installation 6 starting 7 Analyze function 16 major performance issues 17 moderate performance issues 18 optimization solution 18 attention LED error status 16 B Blink function 2 Bus speed mismatch error 16 C components installation 6 modify or repair 9 uninstallation 8 Console component installation 6 interface 12 icons 12 menus 15 Slot view 12 Table view 14 Tree view 14 LED error status 16 starting 11 usage 11 F functions Add Card wizard 20 Analyze 16 Blink 2 Lock 2 overview 1 Refresh 2 installation 3 download Setup program 4 modify or repair 9 prerequisites 3 procedure 4 types of components 6 uninstallation 8 interface See also Active PCI Manager Console icons 12 LED error status 16 menus 15 overview 12 Slot view 12 starting 11 Table view 14 Tree view 14 L LED error status 16 Lock functions 2 M major performance issues 17 Menus 15 moderate performance issues 18 Modify installation 9 N notes, important 22 T Table view 14 Tools menu 15 trademarks 22 Tree view 14 U uninstall Active PCI Manager all components 8 one component 9 upgrade Installation 9 W on-board adapters 12 operating systems, supported 4 Optimization Steps window 18 overview functions 1 interface 12 wizard, Add Card 20 P hardware attentions 16 I R icons example of an LED error status 16 used in Console 12 Refresh function 2 Repair installation 9 © Copyright IBM Corp. 2002 Server component installation 6 starting 7 servers, supported 3 Service Processor slot 12 Setup program download site 4 installation 4 modify option 9 remove option (uninstallation) 8 repair option 9 Slot Attributes pane LED error status 16 Slot view 13 Tree view 14 Slot view 12 solution, PCI optimization 18 starting the console 11 O PCI optimization algorithm 16 performance issues 17 solution 18 performance analysis 16 performance issues 17 major 17 moderate 18 H S 25 26 IBM Active PCI Manager: Installation and User’s Guide, Version 1.0 Part Number: 01R0506 SC01-R050-60 (1P) P/N: 01R0506 Printed in U.S.A.
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