Seagate® Nytro™ XD Solution Quick Installation on Windows®

Seagate® Nytro™ XD Solution Quick Installation on Windows®
Quick Installation Guide
Seagate® Nytro™ XD Solution Quick Installation on Windows®
QUICK INSTALLATION AND SETUP
The Seagate® Nytro™ XD BLP-xxx installation includes the Seagate Nytro XD solution and
Seagate Nytro WarpDrive® (Nytro WD BLP-xxx) card (hardware) installation.
To install the Seagate Nytro WD BLP-xxx card, perform these steps:
1.
Unpack the card and inspect it for damage. Unpack the card in a static-free environment.
Remove the card from the antistatic bag and carefully inspect the device for damage. If you
notice any damage, or if any component is missing, contact Seagate or your reseller support
representative.
ATTENTION: Back up your data before changing your system configuration.
2.
Thank you for your interest in the
Seagate Nytro XD Application
Acceleration Storage Solution.
WARNING: To avoid electrical shock, disconnect the computer from the power supply and
from any networks before installing the controller card.
3.
The Seagate Nytro XD solution is
designed to dramatically improve
the application performance in
SAN and DAS storage
environments by intelligently
caching the most frequently
accessed data on PCIe®-attached
Flash storage.
The Seagate Nytro XD solution
includes the host-based solution
designed to detect hot spots of
frequently accessed data and store
them in a Seagate Nytro
WarpDrive application
acceleration card.
Insert the Seagate Nytro WD BLP-xxx card in an available PCI Express® slot. Locate an
empty PCI Express slot. Remove the blank bracket panel on the computer chassis that aligns
with the empty PCI Express slot. Save the bracket screw, if applicable. Align the card to a PCI
Express slot. Press down gently, but firmly to correctly seat the card in the slot. The following
figure illustrates how to insert the card in a PCI Express slot.
Bracket
Screw
Press
Here
Press
Here
The USB stick provided contains
Nytro XD solution documentation
and guidelines.
Drivers and firmware are not
included with your hardware
purchase. You must download
these components from the
following Seagate location:
http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/
Prepare the computer. Turn off the computer and remove the power cord from the back of the
power supply. Remove the cover from the chassis.
32-bit Slot
(3.3 V Only)
Edge of
Host Board
3_00200-00
PCI Express x8 Slot
64-bit Slot
(3.3 V Only)
NOTE: The card shape, size, and locations of components might vary from this illustration.
4. Secure the bracket to the system’s chassis. Install the bracket screw, if applicable, or engage
the system retention mechanism to secure the card to the system’s chassis.
5.
Replace the cover, the power cords, and power-up the system. Replace the system’s cover,
reconnect the power cords, and any network cables. Turn on the power.
The Seagate Nytro XD BLP-xxx hardware installation is complete.
Quick Installation Guide
Install the applicable drivers and tools into your host environment. Drivers and firmware are not
included with your hardware purchase. You can download the most recent drivers in the link:
http://www.seagate.com/products/solid-state-flash-storage/accelerator-cards/
Installing the Seagate Nytro XD Solution
Visit the following web site for information about the Nytro XD solution supported operating
systems, software and firmware, and documentation:
http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/
1.
Download the NytroXD-Windows-xxx.zip file.
2.
Extract the compressed NytroXD-Windows-xxx.zip file onto any location and navigate
to it in Microsoft® Windows explorer.
3.
Double-click the NytroXD solution executable file.
4.
Click Next on the Nytro XD - InstallShield Wizard dialog.
Nytro XD requires Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 redistributable and .Net framework V4.
5.
Click Install on the Nytro XD - InstallShield Wizard dialog to install the components
mentioned in the preceding step.
6.
On the Setup Type dialog, select the required setup type. The setup process guides you through
the installation of the Nytro XD solution and its components.
•
Complete – This option lets you install all of the Nytro XD solution components.
7.
Click Next.
8.
On the Ready to Install the Program dialog, click Install to start the installation process.
The Setup Status dialog shows the installation status.
The Windows Security prompt dialog appears.
9.
Select the Always trust software from “Seagate Technology” check box on the Windows
Security dialog, and Click Install.
10. Select the Yes, I want to restart my computer now. radio button on the InstallShield Wizard
Complete dialog.
11. Click Finish.
The Nytro XD solution must be configured before the Windows disk can be managed by
the Nytro XD solution.
Configuring the Nytro XD Solution
1.
Go to the MegaCLI directory using this command:
C:\Progam Files\Seagate Technology\Nytro XD\MegaCli
2.
View the unconfigured cache devices by running this command:
# MegaCli64 XD -CdevList -Unconfigured
This is the sample output:
Vendor: Seagate
Model: 6200-DD
Device Node: 600508E07E726177985071A896A3760180040000 [DISK3]
SCSI ID: 600508E07E726177985071A896A37601
Capacity: 279.510 GB
Device state: Online
Exit Code: 0x00
Mapped Path: PHYSICALDRIVE3
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This is the sample return value:
• SUCCESS: If is successful, this command shows the list of cache devices, and prints the exit
code 0x00.
• FAILURE: If it fails, this command shows an error message, and prints the exit code 0x01.
3.
Add a cache device listed in cdev_list for caching under Nytro XD using its SCSI ID by
running the MegaCli64 XD -AddCdev command.
This is the sample output:
MegaCli64 XD AddCdev 600508E07E726177985071A896A37601
Device "600508E07E726177985071A896A37601" added successfully.
Exit Code: 0x00
This is the sample return value:
• SUCCESS: If it is successful, this command adds the cache device, and
prints the exit code 0x00.
• FAILURE: If it fails, this command shows an error message, and prints the exit code 0x01.
4.
View the unconfigured virtual drives (VDs) by running this command:
# MegaCli64 XD -VdList -Unconfigured
This is the sample output:
Vendor: Seagate
Model: MR9265-8i
Device Node: 600605B003955970182FE9D833717D1481030000 [DISK1]
SCSI ID: 600605B003955970182FE9D833717D14
Capacity: 557.749 GB
Device state: Online
Mapped Path: PHYSICALDRIVE1
Exit Code: 0x00
This is the sample return value:
• SUCCESS: If it is successful, this command shows the list of VDs, and prints the
exit code 0x00.
• FAILURE: If it fails, this command shows an error message, and prints the exit code 0x01.
NOTE: The SAN or DAS storage that is being accelerated are referred to as cached devices or VDs.
5. Add the VDs listed in vd_list to be cached under Nytro XD by running the
MegaCli64 XD -AddVd command.
This is the sample output:
# MegaCli64 XD -AddVd 600605B003955970182FE9D833717D14
Device "0x600605B003955970182FE9D833717D14" added successfully.
Exit Code: 0x00
This is the sample return value:
• SUCCESS: If it is successful, this command adds the VD, and prints the exit code 0x00.
• FAILURE: If it fails, this command shows an error message, and prints the exit code 0x01.
The configuration is complete, and the VDs configured are now ready to be cached by the
Nytro XD solution. Use the configured Nytro XD solution device node using the
Nytro Storage Manager™ application, StorCLISTX, and MegaCLI utilities.
To get the complete advantage of Seagate Nytro WarpDrive card, refer to our Windows and Linux®
tuning guides, KB articles, or contact your sales representative for additional support.
NOTE: Install the USB stick that is provided in-the-box for additional documentation and
guidelines.
For information about using the Nytro XD solution features, refer to
the Seagate® Nytro™ XD Application Acceleration Storage Solution Card User Guide and
Seagate® Nytro™ XD Nytro Storage Manager Online Help.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT
For assistance installing, configuring, or
running the Nytro XD BLP-xxx card,
contact Seagate Technical Support:
E-mail: support@seagate.com
Phone: 1-800-732-4283 (North America)
+00-800-4732-4283 (International)
Website:
http://www.seagate.com/support-all/
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without written consent of the appropriate Seagate officer is prohibited. Seagate reserves the right to change, without
notice, product offerings or specifications.
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