EMC CLARiiON CX3-10c Setup Guide

EMC CLARiiON CX3-10c Setup Guide
EMC® CLARiiON® CX3-10c
Setup Guide
P/N 300-004-418
REV. A02
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Overview
Some functions described in this document may not be supported by all revisions of the
software or hardware currently in use. For the most up-to-date information on product
features, refer to your product release notes.
A basic CLARiiON® CX3-10c storage system contains the following:
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A storage processor enclosure (SPE3) with two storage processors (SPs) and
redundant power/cooling. Each SP includes both Internet SCSI (iSCSI) and Fibre
Channel host data ports.
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At least one disk-array enclosure (DAE3P) with a minimum of five Fibre Channel
or Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) disk modules.
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A single standby power supply (SPS). A second SPS is optional.
This guide explains how to install and initialize a CX3-10c in a Windows
environment. It describes the major steps involved in adding storage-system
hardware (sometimes called an array) to an existing storage configuration, or
creating a new environment of servers and storage. Those steps include:
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Preparing your site, planning the network configuration, and verifying your
environment to avoid pitfalls and address potential obstacles to a successful
installation before you encounter them
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Connecting to a management station and initializing the system using a utility
that assigns network and security characteristics to each SP and IP addresses to
iSCSI data ports
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Readying every server that will connect to the storage system, then establishing
physical and virtual connections between the storage system and servers
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Verifying the system and failover configurations
Once your system is up, initialized, and running, you should refer to other sources for
information on planning or implementing data storage. The Documentation and Resources for
CX3-Series Storage Systems CD that shipped with the storage system includes detailed
documents related to the storage system. The most recent versions of relevant documents,
including software release notes, are available in the Documentation/White Paper Library
section of the Powerlink® site (http://Powerlink.EMC.com).
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Overview continued
If you do not already have a Powerlink account, we strongly recommend that you go
to http://Powerlink.EMC.com and set one up immediately. The Powerlink website is
your portal to the latest documentation and troubleshooting information, usercustomized documentation specific to your configuration, and utilities and wizards
required for the installation, such as the E-Lab™ Interoperability Navigator and the
Navisphere® Service Taskbar. Use the search feature to navigate the website.
If you are installing the CX3-10c in an environment other than Windows (such as AIX, Linux,
HP-UX, or Solaris), the Powerlink website contains configuration and installation information
for those operating systems, including the EMC Installation Roadmap for CX3-Series, CX-Series,
AX-Series and FC-Series Storage Systems. The roadmap provides detailed checklists of
installation procedures for supported storage-system environments, and lists the documents
you will need to complete each task.
Preinstall - Step 1
Prepare the site
1. Verify that your facility has adequate network wiring to provide the following:
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An Ethernet connection for the management port on each storage processor
(SP).
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An Ethernet connection for each of the iSCSI data ports (two per SP) that you
will use. These ports should be on a different subnet from the management
ports. In addition, each network interface card (NIC) or iSCSI host bus adapter
(HBA) initiator port in a server requires a unique IP address. In a server with
multiple NICs or iSCSI HBAs connected directly to the storage system, or on a
dedicated iSCSI network, the initiator ports must be on separate subnets.
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Preinstall - Step 1 continued
Prepare the site
2. Confirm that your facility has appropriate electrical wiring in place to
accommodate your installation’s power cables. To support all of the storage
system’s high-availability features, you must receive power from at least two
discrete circuits.
Detailed technical specifications for CX3-series systems, including AC power requirements, are
available on the Powerlink website.
3. Have a Windows host available that you can connect to the same subnet as the
storage system’s management ports. You can use this host:
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To initialize the storage system
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To run the Navisphere® Service Taskbar
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As a Navisphere management station
The management station can be any Windows host with the required Java runtime environment
(JRE), or a Windows host set up as an off-array station (manager) as described in the Navisphere
Manager help available in the Documentation/White Paper Library section of the Powerlink site.
4. You must provide the following:
❒ CAT 5 or better Ethernet LAN RJ45 cables (one per SP) for storage-system
management connections
❒ Fibre Channel optical cables (two maximum per SP) for server Fibre Channel
HBA or Fibre Channel switch connections
❒ A CAT 5 or better Ethernet LAN RJ45 cable for each iSCSI data port that will be
used (two are available per SP)
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Preinstall - Step 2
Plan network connections
With your network administrator, determine the IP addresses and network
parameters you plan to use with the storage system. You must have this information
to set up and initialize the system.
You manage the storage system through a dedicated LAN port on each storage
processor. These two ports must share a subnet with the host you use to initialize the
system. After initialization, any host on the same network and with a supported
browser can manage the system through the management ports.
If you plan to connect your storage system to an iSCSI network, you will need to
configure servers and target storage systems in IP networks that use the iSCSI
protocol. EMC supports a variety of configurations, but recommends discrete
networks that are dedicated to iSCSI data traffic.
Each storage processor has two iSCSI ports for connecting the storage system – either
directly or through a network – to network interface cards (NICs) or iSCSI host bus
adapters (HBAs) in a server. The iSCSI data ports on the SPs are often called targets;
ports on NICs and iSCSI HBAs are iSCSI initiators.
In a server with multiple NICs or iSCSI HBAs that are connected directly to the storage
system, or that are on a dedicated iSCSI network, the initiator ports must be on separate subnets.
Record network information for your system on the worksheet on the next page.
Your network administrator should provide most of this information; for more
information, refer to your configuration planning guide.
For your convenience, the worksheet includes fields for username, password, and
storage-system serial number. You can determine and assign these values later.
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Plan network connections
Storage-system management port information
SP A
SP B
Port IP address
Port subnet mask
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The management ports must connect to the same subnet as the host used to initialize the system.
Do not use: 128.221.1.248-255, 192.168.1.1, or 192.168.1.2
username _______________________
password ___________________________
storage system serial number ___________________________
iSCSI data port (target) information
Port IP address
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SP A, 0 iSCSI
SP A, 1 iSCSI
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These ports should be on different subnets from the management ports.
Do not use: 128.221.1.248-255, 192.168.1.1, or 192.168.1.2
ISCSI server port (initiator) information
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Port IP address
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Port subnet mask
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Preinstall - Step 3
Verify the environment
Use the E-Lab Interoperability Navigator to make sure that EMC supports all the
installed or intended components of your server environment.
Verify a server configuration with the E-Lab Interoperability
Navigator
1. From your web browser, go to the Powerlink site (http://Powerlink.EMC.com/)
and log in.
If you are not registered with Powerlink, you will need to register and create a
username and password.
2. Select E-Lab Interoperability Navigator from the Tools menu on the right side of
the home page.
3. Select Launch E-Lab Interoperability Navigator, and then select the Wizards tab.
4. Select the Storage Array Wizard from the drop-down menu
a. For each step of the wizard, provide the requested information based on what
you intend to attach to your storage system.
The wizard displays only those options that EMC supports.
Select FC-AL for a direct Fibre Channel connection, or FC-SW for a switch/network connection.
To display fields in the right column of a step, select an item in the left column.
b. After you have entered all the requested information, select Base
Connectivity on the right side of the page to generate a detailed configuration
report.
The report contains important information such as required hot fixes,
available patches, and the supported version of the Microsoft iSCSI initiator.
You should print a copy of the report for later use.
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Close the report.
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Preinstall - Step 3 continued
Verify the environment
5. Select the SOE and Software Wizard from the drop-down menu on the Wizards
tab.
6. Provide the information that the wizard requests. The wizard generates a report
listing all the PowerPath® versions compatible with your version of FLARE®
software; if your PowerPath version is not listed, you will need to upgrade to a
supported version.
A separate one-sheet document that specifies the version of FLARE software installed on your
CX3-10c shipped with the storage system.
You will install PowerPath (or a PowerPath upgrade) later, as part of Install Step 7
in this guide. If any other element of your projected storage-system environment
does not comply with the configuration support detailed by the E-Lab
Interoperability Navigator, correct the invalid configuration before continuing
with your storage-system installation.
7. Repeat Step 4 through Step 6 in this section for every server that will connect,
either directly or through a switch, to your new storage system.
8. Once you have verified that your environment will support the CX3-10c storage
system, continue with the next step.
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Install - Step 1
Install the storage system in a rack or cabinet
Install the storage system in a rack or cabinet
If necessary, use the EMC Rails and Enclosures (CX3-10 Class and CX3-20 Class Storage
Systems) Field Installation Guide (on the CX3-series documentation CD) to install the
storage system, first disk enclosure (sometimes called the "DAE3P-OS," or "vault"),
and SPS in a rack or cabinet. Then skip the remainder of this step and proceed with
"Power up" (page 12).
We strongly recommend that you set up the base installation and confirm its error-free
operation before you add more, optional DAE3P disk enclosures.
If your storage system was previously installed in a cabinet, verify the back-end and
power connections, and connect to site power sources as described below in the
remainder of Step 1.
Verify storage-system back-end connections
If your system was previously installed in a cabinet, verify the bus (loop) cabling for
the SPE3 and your DAE3Ps.
The CX3-10c SPE3 supports a single redundant Fibre Channel back-end (BE) bus (0).
The two independent loops from SP A and SP B are paired, and share access to the
same dual-port disks.
The back-end port on each SP connects to the corresponding primary (PRI) port on
the first DAE3P in the loop; SP A connects to the PRI port on link control card A
(LCC A), SP B connects to LCC B. The DAE3P expansion (EXP) ports connect to the
next PRI ports in their loops. The CX3-10c can support 4 DAE3Ps (60 disks).
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Install the storage system in a rack or cabinet
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Verify power settings and connections
1. Verify that the cabinet master switches on the power distribution panels (PDP) are
in the off position.
2. Verify that the power switch on each standby power supply (SPS) is off.
3. For high availability, verify that the A and B power cords in each enclosure are
connected to different power strips.
4. Verify that all power connections are correct and fully seated (see the figure on
page 11).
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Standby power supply A (SPS A) connects to the SPS serial port (marked with
a battery symbol) on SP A; SPS B, if present, connects to the serial port on
SP B.
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The AC power cord from SP A connects to the SPS. The AC power cord from
SP B connects to a power distribution unit (PDU); do not connect SP B and the
SPS to the same PDU.
If your system has two standby power supplies, the AC power cord for SP A
connects to SPS A; the SP B cord connects to SPS B.
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Install - Step 1 continued
Install the storage system in a rack or cabinet
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The SPSs connect to separate power distribution units (PDUs) in the cabinet.
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Power/cooling module A in the first DAE3P (EA 0, bus 0) connects to SPS A;
power/cooling module B connects to the same PDU as SP B.
If your system has two standby power supplies, power/cooling module B in
the first DAE3P connects to SPS B.
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Subsequent DAE3Ps connect directly to the cabinet’s PDUs. Power/cooling
modules A and B connect to different PDUs.
Connect the cabinet to a power source
Connect the cabinet AC power cables to the power outlets in your facility.
In general, EMC cabinets use two 240-volt AC cables. Connect power cables on either
side of the cabinet to different branch circuits. Connecting to only one branch circuit
will degrade the system’s high availability.
Some cabinet configurations may exceed the 24A derating that a single pair of power
sources/branch circuits supports. These configurations use a second pair of PDPs (the
upper two in your cabinet). Since each active PDP requires a separate power source, a
fully configured cabinet uses a total of four 240V branch circuit source connections, as
shown in the figure on the next page.
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Install - Step 1 continued
Install the storage system in a rack or cabinet
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Install - Step 2
Power up
1. Turn on the power switch for each standby power supply (SPS).
2. Turn on the master switch/circuit breakers for each cabinet/rack power strip.
The storage system can take 30 to 45 minutes to complete its first powerup. Amber
warning lights will flash during power on self-test (POST) and then go off.
The front fault light and the SPS recharge lights commonly stay on for several minutes while
the SPS units fully charge.
If any amber lights on the front or back of the storage system remain on for more
than 45 minutes, make sure the storage system is correctly cabled and then refer to
the CX3-series troubleshooting flowcharts on the Powerlink site. If you cannot
determine any reasons for errors, contact your authorized service provider.
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Install - Step 3
Connect the management station
Use CAT 5 or better Ethernet cables to connect each SP to a network shared by the
host from which you will manage the storage system (the management station).
To initialize the storage system you will need a host connected to the same subnet as the storage
system’s SP. This host can be the management station.
Connecting to a shared management LAN
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Install - Step 4
Initialize the storage system
Use the Navisphere Storage System Initialization Utility to configure the
management network interfaces for the storage system’s SPs.
Requirements for initialization
Make sure you have the following:
❒ A Windows host on the same subnet as the storage system’s management ports.
This host can also be a server and is often your management station.
❒ The completed configuration planning worksheets from the planning section of
this guide (page 5).
❒ The CLARiiON Core Server Support CD that shipped with the storage system.
We recommend that you install and run the initialization utility on a host, but you can run this
utility directly from the CLARiiON Core Server Support CD.
Install the initialization utility on a Windows host on the same subnet as the storage
system. Insert the CD and follow the instructions to Install Products on Server.
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Install - Step 4 continued
Initialize the storage system
Run the Storage System Initialization Utility on the host
After the storage system is fully powered up for the first time, you must run the
initialization utility to set management network parameters for the storage system so
that you can manage it over the LAN.
1. Before continuing, make sure that the storage system is powered up, that each SP
power light (rear of enclosure) is steady green, and that no amber lights are
blinking.
2. Start the initialization utility. From the toolbar, select
Start > Programs > EMC > Navisphere > Navisphere Storage System
Initialization
3. After you read and accept the license agreement, the utility automatically scans
the subnet for storage systems. When the discovery operation is complete, the
utility lists all uninitialized and initialized CLARiiON storage systems that it
found. Uninitialized systems are identified by hardware serial number.
On a CX3-10c storage system, the hardware serial number (TLA S/N) is located on a blue vertical
label on the far left side of the chassis behind the front bezel (front panel), as shown below. To
remove the front bezel, unlock it, and then press the latches on its front sides and pull the bezel
toward you.
TLA S/Nxxxxxxxx
Serial number
EMC3420
If the discovery operation did not find the storage system that you are installing, verify that the
storage system’s management ports are properly cabled to the LAN on which the host resides. The
storage system and host must both reside on the same subnet.
4. From the Uninitialized Systems list, select the serial number of the storage
system to initialize and click Next.
5. Use your completed worksheets to provide all the information the utility requests.
When finished, the utility will reboot the storage system.
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Install - Step 5
Register the storage system for service
To receive software updates and service for your storage system, you must register
the system with your service provider using the Storage System Registration wizard.
The wizard is part of the Navisphere Service Taskbar (NST), which runs only on a
Windows host.
The Storage System Registration wizard asks you several questions about your
service provider contact and the site where the storage system is installed. It sends
this information and basic storage-system configuration details to your service
provider either directly over the Internet or using email. If you do not have an
Internet connection, the wizard lets you save the registration information to a file,
which you can send to your service provider.
We strongly recommend that you register your storage system with your provider
now. If you decide not to register your storage system at this time or you do not have
Internet/email, you can still run the wizard to collect the data and send it to your
service provider at a later time. If you do not register now, you may spend
significantly more time registering it later.
1. Download the Navisphere Service Taskbar from the CLARiiON tools page on the
Powerlink site. Install it on a Windows host that is connected to the same network
as both the storage-system management ports and the Internet. (This can be your
management station.)
2. Start the Navisphere Service Taskbar.
3. In the taskbar’s navigation pane, select the Hardware Registration tab.
4. In the tab’s navigation pane, select Register Storage System to start the Storage
System Registration wizard.
5. Follow the steps in the wizard to provide contact and storage-system information
to your service provider.
6. Leave the Navisphere Service Taskbar running, as you will need it in future steps.
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Install - Step 6
Update software
Your storage system shipped from the factory with the latest version of FLARE
software available at that time. Use the Software Assistant wizard to determine
whether you need to install a FLARE operating environment (OE) patch. If you
purchased optional SnapView™, MirrorView™, or SAN Copy™ software, use the
wizard to install enabler software for those products.
The Software Assistant wizard is part of the Navisphere Service Taskbar. To install an
enabler, you will need the enabler CD from the optional software kit.
Installing a FLARE OE patch
1. If you do not have the Navisphere Service Taskbar running:
a. Download the Navisphere Service Taskbar from the CLARiiON tools page on
the Powerlink site. Install it on a Windows host that is connected to the same
network as the storage-system management ports.
b. Start the Navisphere Service Taskbar.
2. In the taskbar’s navigation pane, click the Software Assistant tab.
3. In the assistant’s navigation pane, click Prepare for Installation.
4. In the welcome page, select Download software only. The wizard determines the
revision of software installed on the system and notifies you of any required
patches or newer releases.
5. Select and download any software that you want to install, and click Finish.
6. Select Install Software to install any patches or software that you downloaded in
the previous step, and to install any enablers that you ordered with your system.
Once you have checked for updates and installed software, proceed to the next step.
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What Next?
Setting up storage area networks
Steps 7 through 10 in this document, and the Interactive Installation Guide you
received on CD, provide two separate sets of instructions that you need to set up a
storage area network (SAN) with your new storage system. If you intend to use only
one type of CX3-10c-to-server connection (Fibre Channel or iSCSI), simply skip the
section that does not apply to your installation. If your storage system will operate in
both Fibre Channel and iSCSI environments, we strongly recommend that you set up
the Fibre Channel or iSCSI installation and confirm its error-free operation before
you set up the second environment.
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The first set of instructions, beginning on the next page, describes how to install
the storage system in a Fibre Channel environment: installing HBAs, software,
and switches; cabling the servers and storage system together; and registering the
servers’ HBAs with the storage system.
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The second set of instructions, beginning on page 25, describes how to install the
storage system in an iSCSI environment.
You cannot connect the same server to both the iSCSI front-end ports and the Fibre Channel
front-end ports of a CX3-10c storage system.
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Install - Step 7 (Fibre Channel)
Prepare the Fibre Channel servers
If you do not intend to use the Fibre Channel data ports on your system, skip this section and
go to "Prepare the iSCSI servers" on page 25.
You cannot connect the same server to both the iSCSI front-end ports and the Fibre Channel
front-end ports of a CX3-10c storage system.
To prepare each server connected (directly or through a switch) to the storage system
Fibre Channel ports:
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Install Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) and their drivers.
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Install the Navisphere Server Utility.
Install failover software (such as PowerPath software) on the servers connected to
the storage system.
If you installed the SnapView and/or SAN Copy enabler on the storage system,
install admsnap and/or admhost software on any hosts that will use SnapView or
SAN Copy.
Install HBAs and drivers
On each server, install HBAs, the appropriate drivers, and any required driver
updates (such as service packs, hot fixes, or patches). Use the instructions in the
manuals that shipped with the HBAs or that are available on the HBA vendor’s
website. Be sure to reboot the server after the driver installation or update is
complete.
Install failover (path management) software
If you have path management software other than PowerPath, install it on each
server as described in the software documentation. Install PowerPath on each server
as follows:
1. Locate the PowerPath CD and license key that came with the PowerPath kit.
You can use the same PowerPath license for each server connected to the CX3-10c.
2. Insert the CD into the server’s CD drive to begin the installation.
3. Follow the instructions in the installation wizard, accepting the defaults.
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Prepare the Fibre Channel servers
Install the Navisphere Server Utility
You will use the Navisphere Server Utility later to register the server HBAs with the
storage system. If you have not already installed the server utility from the
CLARiiON Core Server Support CD, install it now, accepting all the defaults.
Install admsnap and/or admhost software
If you installed the SnapView and/or SAN Copy enabler on the storage system, then
the servers that use SnapView require admsnap software and the servers that use
SAN Copy require the admhost software. To install this software from the CLARiiON
Core Server Support CD, insert the CD and follow the instructions to Install Products
on Server. (For detailed instructions, refer to the EMC CLARiiON Server Support
Products for a Windows Server Installation Guide.)
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Install - Step 8 (Fibre Channel)
Set up Fibre Channel switches
If your configuration includes Fibre Channel switches, install or upgrade any switch
software or patches on those connected to the storage system and the servers. (If
your configuration does not include a switch, skip this step.)
"Ease of Use" switches
Use the "Ease of Use" zoning wizard to guide you through setting up the switch,
cabling, and zoning the hosts to the storage system.
If you use the zoning wizard, skip the next step (Step 9) of this guide and continue with
"Register the Fibre Channel HBAs" on page 23.
Standard switches
Install the switch and set the switch's IP address. For instructions, use the installation
manuals that shipped with the switch or that are available on the switch vendor’s
website. The next section will guide you through cabling and zoning your switch.
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Install - Step 9 (Fibre Channel)
Connect Fibre Channel data ports
Use fiber-optic cables to connect the storage-system fibre data ports to the server.
If you used an “ease of use” zoning wizard in Step 8, skip this step and continue with
"Register the Fibre Channel HBAs" on page 23.
1. Plug the cables into the Fibre Channel front-end ports (marked 2 Fibre and
3 Fibre) on the SPs.
2. Connect the free end of each fiber-optic cable:
•
For a direct configuration between storage system and server, connect the
cables to Fibre Channel HBA ports as shown below.
•
For a switch configuration between storage system and server, connect the
cables to Fibre Channel switch ports
Applications such as MirrorView/A, MirrorView/S, or SAN Copy software may restrict or require
the use of certain SP ports. Refer to the application documentation for specific cabling information.
iSCSI data ports
0 iSCSI
1 iSCSI
2 Fibre 3 Fibre
SP B
FC
ports
Optical cables
iSCSI data ports
0 iSCSI
HBA
1 iSCSI
2 Fibre 3 Fibre
SP A
HBA
Server
HBA
HBA
Server
FC
ports
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Install - Step 9 continued (Fibre Channel)
Connect Fibre Channel data ports
Zone switches
If your configuration uses Fibre Channel switches without hard-wired zones, zone
them now. We recommend that you use single-initiator zoning, which limits a zone to
a single HBA port with one or more storage-system SP ports. Make sure that each
HBA is zoned to at least one port on each SP.
Install - Step 10 (Fibre Channel)
Register the Fibre Channel HBAs
On each server that uses a Fibre Channel host bus adapter, run the server utility to
register the HBAs with the storage system.
1. Start the server utility:
Start > Programs > EMC > Navisphere > Navisphere Server Utility
2. Select Register this server to all connected storage systems, and click Next.
3. Click Next to send the server information to the storage system.
4. Click Finish to exit the utility.
The utility sends the initiator records for the HBA initiators in the server to each
storage system that is connected to the server.
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What next?
Verify and complete the Fibre Channel installation
We strongly recommend that you complete one protocol installation and confirm its
error-free operation before you set up a second environment. To do so, skip steps 7-10
(iSCSI) now, and continue with Step 11, "Verify the storage-system and high-availability
configuration" on page 33.
After you complete Steps 11 and 12 for your Fibre Channel network, you can return
to "Prepare the iSCSI servers" on page 25 to begin an iSCSI installation.
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Install - Step 7 (iSCSI)
Prepare the iSCSI servers
If you do not intend to use the iSCSI data ports on your system, skip this section. If
you have already completed your Fibre Channel connections, continue with Step 11
on page 33; instructions for setting up a Fibre Channel environment begin with
"Prepare the Fibre Channel servers" on page 19.
You cannot connect the same server to both the iSCSI front-end ports and the Fibre Channel
front-end ports of a CX3-10c storage system.
To prepare each server connected (directly or through a switch) to the storage system
iSCSI ports:
•
Install network interface cards (NICs) and iSCSI host bus adapters (HBAs) and
their drivers (this page).
•
•
•
Install NIC or HBA initiator configuration software (page 26).
•
Install the Navisphere Server Utility (page 27).
Assign IP addresses to the NICs or HBAs (page 27).
Install failover software (such as PowerPath software) on the servers connected to
the storage system(page 27).
Install NICs, HBAs, and drivers
On each server, install NICs, HBAs, the appropriate drivers, and any required driver
updates (such as service packs, hot fixes, or patches). Use the instructions in the
manuals that shipped with the NICs/HBAs or that are available on the vendor’s
website. Be sure to reboot the server after the driver installation or update is
complete.
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Install - Step 7 (iSCSI) continued
Prepare the iSCSI servers
Download and install iSCSI initiator configuration software
You must install initiator configuration software on each server that will have an
iSCSI connection to the storage system.
For NICs and QLogic iSCSI HBAs:
Install the supported version of the Microsoft iSCSI Software Initiator as follows:
1. Open a web browser and connect to the Microsoft website:
http://www.microsoft.com
2. Go to the Downloads page.
3. Search for iscsi initiator.
4. Select and download the latest supported initiator software and related
documentation. On servers with iSCSI HBAs, do not select or download the “Software
Initiator” option.
For information on supported software on a CX3-series storage system, refer to the E-Lab
Interoperability Navigator on the Powerlink website: http://Powerlink.EMC.com.
For QLogic iSCSI HBAs only:
Install the supported version of the SANsurfer software as follows:
1. Open a web browser and connect to the QLogic website:
http://www.qlogic.com/go/emc_approved
2. Go to the Downloads page.
3. Select the appropriate host bus adapter.
4. Select and download the software and related documentation.
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Install - Step 7 (iSCSI) continued
Prepare the iSCSI servers
Assign IP addresses to NICs or iSCSI HBAs
Assign an IP address to each initiator port on the server’s NICs or iSCSI HBAs.
For NICs:
1. Open the appropriate Microsoft networking tool provided with the operating
system, such as Network Connections.
2. Select the NIC.
3. Set the IP address as described in the Microsoft documentation.
For QLogic iSCSI HBAs:
1. Open QLogic SANsurfer as described in the QLogic documentation.
2. Use SANsurfer to set the IP address of the HBA.
Install failover (path management) software
If you have path management software other than PowerPath, install it on each
server as described in the software documentation. Install PowerPath on each server
as follows:
1. Locate the PowerPath CD and license key that came with the PowerPath kit.
You can use the same PowerPath license for each server connected to the CX3-10c.
2. Insert the CD into the server’s CD drive to begin the installation.
3. Follow the instructions in the installation wizard, using the defaults.
Install the Navisphere Server Utility
You will use the Navisphere Server Utility later to register the server HBAs with the
storage system. If you have not already installed the server utility from the
CLARiiON Core Server Support CD, install it now, accepting all the defaults.
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Install - Step 8 (iSCSI)
Set up Ethernet switches and routers
If your configuration includes switches or routers, install or upgrade any switch/
router software or patches for switches connected to the storage system and the
servers. See the installation manuals that shipped with the device or that are
available on the vendor’s website.
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Install - Step 9 (iSCSI)
Connect iSCSI data ports
Connect the storage-system iSCSI data ports to the NICs, iSCSI
HBAs, or network
Use CAT 5, CAT 5e, or CAT 6 LAN cables to connect iSCSI data ports to servers.
1. Plug Ethernet cables into the front-end iSCSI data ports that you intend to use
(0 iSCSI and 1 iSCSI on each SP).
2. Connect the free end of the Ethernet cables to a 10/100 or 1-gigabit Ethernet port:
•
•
For a direct connection between the storage system and the server, connect the
Ethernet cables to the iSCSI initiator ports (NICs or iSCSI HBAs) as shown
below.
For a network configuration between the storage system and the server,
connect the Ethernet cables to ports on a network device, such as a switch or
router, that is connected to the NICs or iSCSI HBAs in your configuration’s
servers.
iSCSI data ports
0 iSCSI
1 iSCSI
2 Fibre 3 Fibre
SP B
FC
ports
LAN cables
iSCSI data
iSCSI data ports
0 iSCSI
1 iSCSI
2 Fibre 3 Fibre
SP A
FC
ports
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HBA
HBA
or NIC or NIC
HBA
HBA
or NIC or NIC
Server
Server
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Install - Step 10 (iSCSI)
Configure and register iSCSI connections
Configure an iSNS client on the storage system
If your system uses an iSNS server, you must configure the iSNS client on the
storage system with Navisphere Manager. Refer to the Navisphere Manager help for
specific instructions.
Configure iSCSI connections and register the server
Configure the logical connections between iSCSI initiator ports on each attached
server and the storage system’s iSCSI data ports (targets). Network Interface Cards
(NICs) use the Navisphere Server Utility Wizard to configure connections; iSCSI host
bus adapters use the QLogic SANsurfer utility.
On each server that connects to the storage system with a NIC:
1. On the server, open the Navisphere Server Utility:
Start > Programs > EMC > Navisphere > Navisphere Server Utility
2. Select Configure iSCSI Connections on this server and click Next.
3. Select Configure iSCSI Connections and click Next.
4. In the iSCSI Targets and Connections window, select one of the following, as
appropriate, to discover target ports on the connected storage system.
•
Discover iSCSI targets using this iSNS server to send a request to the iSNS
server for all connected iSCSI storage-system targets.
•
Discover iSCSI targets on this subnet - Scans the current subnet for all
connected iSCSI storage-system targets. The utility scans the subnet in the
range from 1 to 255. For example, if the current subnet is 10.12.77, the utility
will scan the IP addresses from 10.12.77.1 to 10.12.77.255.
•
Discover iSCSI targets for this target portal - Discovers targets known to the
specified iSCSI SP data port.
5. Click Next. The utility scans for iSCSI target ports and displays the IP address for
each target it discovers.
6. In the iSCSI Targets window, select the IP address of the Inactive target.
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Install - Step 10 (iSCSI) continued
Configure and register iSCSI connections
7. Under Login Options, select Also login to peer iSCSI target for High
Availability (recommended) if the peer iSCSI target is listed. This allows the
utility to create a login connection to the peer target so that data would continue
to the peer target if the target you selected above becomes unavailable.
If multiple NICs are on the same subnet and you leave the Server Network Adapter IP option set to
Default, only one NIC is actually used at a time. Other NICs are in standby mode. If you leave the
Server Network Adapter IP option set to Default and a NIC fails, the server will use one of the other
NICs, even if they are on the same subnet, as long as there is a network path from the storage system
to the NIC that is in standby mode.
8. If you selected Also login to peer iSCSI target for High Availability
(recommended) in the previous step, leave the Server Network Adapter IP set to
Default. This allows the iSCSI initiator to automatically fail over to an available
NIC in the event of a failure.
If you are an advanced user and you want to control which network or subnet is used, you can select
a server network adapter IP address from the drop-down list. Note that failover may not occur if
you do not have the appropriate failover software.
9. Click Logon to connect to the selected target. Click OK.
10. Repeat steps 6 – 9 for each target to which you want to log in.
11. Click Next. The Server Registration window opens and lists all connected storage
systems.
12. In the Server Registration window, click Next to send the updated information to
the storage system and register the server with all connected storage systems. The
wizard displays a success message.
13. Click Finish to close the wizard.
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Install - Step 10 (iSCSI) continued
Configure and register iSCSI connections
On each server that connects to the storage system with a QLogic iSCSI HBA:
1. Open QLogic SANsurfer and configure Target Settings for your server as
described in the QLogic documentation.
2. Start the Navisphere Server Utility:
Start > Programs > EMC > Navisphere > Navisphere Server Utility
3. Select Register this server to all connected storage systems, and click Next.
4. Click Next to send the server information to the storage system.
5. Click Finish to exit the utility.
The utility sends the initiator records for the HBA initiators in the server to each storage
system that is connected to the server.
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Install - Step 11
Verify the storage-system and high-availability
configuration
Check storage-system health
To determine if a storage system’s parts are operating correctly, use the Verify
Storage System wizard, which is part of the Navisphere Service Taskbar.
1. Start the Navisphere Service Taskbar.
2. In the taskbar, select the Hardware Maintenance tab.
3. In the tab’s navigation pane, select Verify Storage System, and follow the steps in
the wizard.
4. Enter the IP address or hostname of an SP in the storage system, and follow any
instructions.
5. Review the report that the wizard generates, and if it lists any problems try to
resolve them.
For problem-solving assistance, see the troubleshooting flowcharts for the CX3-series storage
systems on the Powerlink site.
Verify your high-availability configuration
Use the server high-availability feature in the Navisphere Server Utility to verify that
your configuration is highly available (each NIC/HBA has at least one active path to
each storage processor), and that path management software, such as PowerPath, is
installed and running.
On each server that you plan to connect to the storage system:
1. Start the Navisphere Server Utility from the CLARiiON Core Server Support CD.
2. Select Verify Server High-Availability to generate a report of the host’s
environment.
3. Review the generated report to confirm that your server configuration is highly
available.
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Install - Step 12
Install CLARalert
CLARalert® software monitors your storage system’s operation for error events and
automatically notifies your service provider of any error events by email.
CLARalert software requires:
•
A monitor station, which is a host running a supported Windows operating
system. The monitor station cannot be a server (host connected to storage-system
data ports), and it must be on the same network as your storage-system
management ports.
•
A portal system, which is a storage system running the required FLARE
Operating Environment (OE) version. For required versions, refer to the
CLARalert release notes on the Powerlink site (http://Powerlink.EMC.com/).
If you do not have an existing monitor station - You can create a monitor station by
installing CLARalert software on a Windows host.
If you have an existing monitor station running CLARalert software - You can
upgrade the CLARalert software on the monitor station.
If you have an existing monitor station running Event Monitor - You can install
CLARalert software on the monitor station.
To install or update CLARalert remote services
1. From the Windows host that is or will be the monitor station:
a. Log in to Powerlink and navigate to the CLARiiON Tools page.
b. In the install section of this page, click the CLARalert link and run the
CLARalert installation wizard.
If your Powerlink view does not contain a CLARiiON tools page or a
CLARalert link on this page, your service provider can install the CLARalert
software.
2. Follow the steps in the wizard. Use the information from the completed
CLARalert Worksheet in the guide for planning your storage-system
configuration. You can generate the worksheet from the plan section of the
user-customized documentation page for CX3-series storage systems on the
Powerlink site, or view it on the Documentation and Resources for CX3-Series Storage
Systems CD.
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Install - Step 13
Next Steps
Set up a Navisphere domain
The first time you log in to the storage system, you will be prompted to add the
storage system to a Navisphere domain. If this is the first storage system, create a
new domain. If there are additional storage systems you can create a new domain or
add it to an existing domain.
Commit software
If no new updates were installed during step 6, the FLARE software will need to be
committed.
Open Navisphere Manager and right-click the storage system; click Properties, then
the software tab.
If the software needs committing, click the Commit button.
Set cache settings
To set the cache settings, open Navisphere Manager, right-click the storage system
and choose Properties. On the Memory tab set the read cache to 62 MB and then
allocate the remainder to write cache; then click Apply.
On the cache tab, place a check in each of the read and write boxes, set the
watermark settings to 60% for low and 80% for high and click Apply.
Enable Access Logix
If more than one server will connect to the storage system, you must enable Access
Logix. To enable Access Logix, open Navisphere Manager and right-click the storage
system; click Properties and then the storage access tab; next check the Access
Control Enabled box and click Apply.
Additional protocol
If you choose to deploy both Fibre Channel and iSCSI connections, follow the
instructions to install the other protocol starting in Step 7 (page 25 for iSCSI or page
19 for Fibre Channel).
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Install - Step 13 continued
Next Steps
Add DAE3P hardware
To add DAE3P enclosures to a newly initialized CX 3-10c storage system, use the
Install Disk Array Enclosure wizard in the Navisphere Service Taskbar or use the
DAE setup guide located on the CX3-series documentation CD.
Allocate storage
To provide storage to hosts, you need to create RAID groups, LUNs, and storage
groups. For more information refer to the user manuals or Navisphere Manager
online help. To run the storage allocation wizards, select the Storage Management
tab from the Navisphere Taskbar.
If you need help
To plan your entire installation, generate a customized configuration guide from the
Powerlink website or refer to the non-customized version on the Documentation and Resources
for CX3-Series Storage Systems CD. These guides provide detailed background material,
planning rules, and worksheets for planning RAID types, replication and data mobility
options, LUNs, and file systems.
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•
For questions about technical support and service, contact your service provider.
For questions about upgrades, contact your local sales office.
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