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 Quick Installation Guide 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 1-800-732-4283 (North America) +00-800-4732-4283 (International) Website: http://www.seagate.com/support-all/ © 2014, Seagate Technology LLC. All rights reserved. Printed in USA. Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC in the United States and/or other countries. DuraWrite, Nytro, RAID, Nytro XD, Fusion MPT, Storage.Networking.Accelerated and the SandForce are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or one of its affiliated companies in the United States and/or other countries. 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