HP StorageWorks 1000i Virtual Library System
user guide
406685-002
Part number: 406685-002
Second edition: October 2006
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Contents
About this guide
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1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Intended audience . . . . . . .
Prerequisites . . . . . . . . .
Related documentation . . . . .
Document conventions and symbols
Rack stability . . . . . . . . .
HP technical support . . . . . .
Subscription service . . . . . .
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HP web sites . . . . . . . . .
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Important concepts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Internet SCSI (iSCSI) protocol . . . . . . . .
Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape (D2D2T) backup capabilities
Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) .
Emulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Retention planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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2 Setting up the VLS1000i hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Preparing for the installation . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tools for installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Taking ESD precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting a location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Racking (optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Optimum environment for a racked system (optional)
Space and airflow requirements . . . . . . .
Temperature requirements . . . . . . . . . .
Power requirements . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical grounding requirements . . . . . .
Installing the VLS1000i node into a rack (optional) .
Install rails in the rack . . . . . . . . . . .
Attach rails to the VLS1000i (appliance) . . . .
Install appliance in rack . . . . . . . . . .
Installing VLS1000i cables . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3 Configuring the VLS1000i
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Reviewing pre-installation requirements . . . .
iSCSI initiators . . . . . . . . . . . .
Browser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Verifying the settings in Internet Explorer
Verifying the settings in Firefox . . . .
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Configuring the VLS . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Configuring the VLS appliance with the VLS Discovery tool
Configuring the VLS appliance via the default IP Address
Verifying the network configuration . . . . . . . . . .
Entering the system configuration . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring system information . . . . . . . . .
Configuring logon information . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring E-mail alerts . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the time and date information . . . . . . .
Deploying iSCSI initiators . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Obtaining iSCSI address from host . . . . . . . . . .
Creating virtual devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating a standalone tape device . . . . . . . . . .
Creating a tape library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting devices (targets) to backup hosts (initiators) . . .
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4 Working with the VLS1000i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Logging on from any system with network access . . . .
Understanding the Configuration page . . . . . . . .
Reviewing the Backup Host Summary page . . . .
Understanding the View/Edit Virtual Library page .
Logging off of the VLS GUI . . . . . . . . . . .
Understanding how dynamic tape devices work . . . .
Checking communication with other appliances or systems
Refreshing the VLS GUI display . . . . . . . . . . .
Relocating an appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rebooting the VLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Powering off the VLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Opening a VLS GUI session from a web browser
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Configuration tab . . . . . . . . . . .
Create Virtual Device . . . . . . . .
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Network Configuration . . . . . . .
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6 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operational maintenance .
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Log files . . . . . .
Configuration files . .
Single drive failure . .
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Safety considerations . . . . . .
Grounding methods to prevent
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A Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
VLS1000i node specifications
System specifications . . . .
Electrical specifications . . .
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The VLS is operational, but inaccessible . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Internet Explorer does not redirect from IP address on Windows Server 2003
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The system has reached, or will not exceed, a limit or capacity . . . . . .
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Regulatory compliance identification numbers . . . .
Federal Communications Commission notice . . . . .
Class A equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Class B equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Declaration of conformity for products marked with
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Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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International notices and statements . . . . . . . .
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Korean notice (A&B) . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Japanese power cord notice . . . . . . . .
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Preventing electrostatic discharge . . . .
Grounding methods . . . . . . . . .
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment directive
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Dutch notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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..Insert M5 screw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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..Ping page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
..Ping results messages . . . . . . . . . . . .
..Connected targets . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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..Shut down confirmation . . . . . . . . . . .
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..Download configuration file . . . . . . . . .
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About this guide
This guide provides information that helps you:
• Become familiar with HP StorageWorks 1000i virtual library system (VLS) features, models,
and components
• Install and operate your VLS
• Configure your VLS to meet the data backup needs of your environment
• Manage your VLS so that it continues to meet the data backup needs of your environment
• Monitor your VLS’s hardware status
• Replace failed customer-replaceable components
• Troubleshoot problems
• Perform diagnostics and disaster recovery
Intended audience
This book is intended for use by system administrators who are experienced with setting up and managing
system backups over a Local Area Network (LAN).
Prerequisites
Before beginning, make sure you are familiar with the items below.
• Tape backup technologies, tape libraries, and backup software
• LAN environments
Before installing the appliance, make sure you have:
• A Phillips screwdriver.
• If racking is desired, an HP 10000 Series rack with one unit of space available to mount a VLS.
Other racks might also be suitable, but have not been tested with the VLS.
Related documentation
In addition to this guide, please refer to other documents for this product:
• HP StorageWorks 1000i Virtual Library System installation instructions poster
• HP StorageWorks 1000i Virtual Library System parts replacement poster
These and other HP documents can be found on the HP documents web site: http://www.hp.com/
support/.
HP StorageWorks 1000i Virtual Library System
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Document conventions and symbols
Table 1 Document conventions
Convention
Element
Blue text: Table 1
Cross-reference links and E-mail
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www.hp.com
Web site addresses
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Code
Commands, their arguments, and
argument values
WARNING!
Indicates that failure to follow directions could result in bodily harm or death.
CAUTION:
Indicates that failure to follow directions could result in damage to equipment or data.
NOTE:
Provides additional information.
Rack stability
WARNING!
If your appliance is in a rack, reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to equipment:
• Extend leveling jacks to the floor and ensure that the full weight of the rack rests on the leveling jacks.
• Install stabilizing feet on the rack.
• In multiple-rack installations, secure racks together.
• Extend only one rack component at a time. Racks may become unstable if more than one component
is extended.
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About this guide
HP technical support
Telephone numbers for worldwide technical support are listed on the HP support web site:
http://www.hp.com/support/.
Collect the following information before calling:
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Technical support registration number (if applicable)
Product serial numbers
Product model names and numbers
Error messages
Operating system type and revision level
Detailed questions
Support ticket
For continuous quality improvement, calls may be recorded or monitored.
Subscription service
HP recommends that you register your product at the Subscriber’s Choice for Business web site:
http://www.hp.com/go/e-updates.
After registering, you will receive E-mail notification of product enhancements, new driver versions,
firmware updates, and other product resources.
HP-authorized resellers
For the name of your nearest HP-authorized reseller:
• In the United States, call 1-800-282-6672.
• Elsewhere, visit the HP web site: http://www.hp.com. Then click Contact HP to find locations and
telephone numbers.
HP web sites
For additional information, see the following HP web sites:
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http://www.hp.com
http://www.hp.com/go/storage/tapestorage
http://www.hp.com/support/
http://www.docs.hp.com
Documentation feedback
HP welcomes your feedback.
To make comments and suggestions about product documentation, please send a message to
storagedocs.feedback@hp.com. All submissions become the property of HP.
HP StorageWorks 1000i Virtual Library System
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About this guide
1 Introduction This section describes the HP StorageWorks 1000i virtual library system features, models, and concepts.
Features
The HP StorageWorks 1000i virtual library system (VLS) is a RAID 5, serial ATA disk-based LAN backup
device that emulates standalone HP LT02 drives and HP Autoloader 1/8 with LT02 physical tape drives,
allowing you to perform disk-to-virtual tape (disk-to-disk) backups using your existing backup applications.
The VLS emulates the HP Autoloader 1/8 with LT02 physical tape libraries, including the tape drives
and cartridges inside the libraries. You determine the number of tape libraries a VLS emulates, and the
number of tape drives and cartridges included in each tape library to meet the needs of your environment.
You configure the size of the virtual cartridges in your VLS, which provides even more flexibility. The VLS
emulates up to 6 tape libraries, 12 tape drives, and 180 cartridges.
The VLS accommodates mixed IT platform and backup application environments, allowing all your servers
and backup applications to access the virtual media simultaneously. You specify which servers are
allowed to access each virtual library and tape drive you configure.
Benefits
Integrating a VLS into your existing storage and backup infrastructure delivers the following benefits:
• Faster backups
The VLS is optimized for backups and delivers faster performance than a simple disk-to-disk
solution. The VLS emulates many more tape drives than are available in physical tape libraries,
allowing more hosts to run backups concurrently.
• Faster single file restores
A single file can be restored much faster from disk than tape.
• Lower operating costs
Fewer physical tape drives and cartridges are required as full backups to tape are
eliminated. Also, fewer cartridges are required as small backups stored on multiple virtual
cartridges can be copied to one physical cartridge.
• More efficient use of storage space
Physical tape libraries cannot share storage space with other
physical tape libraries, and physical cartridges cannot share storage space with other physical
cartridges. This unused storage space is wasted.
Storage space is not wasted in a VLS, because VLS storage space is dynamically assigned as it is
used. Storage space is shared by all the libraries and cartridges configured on a VLS.
• Reduced risk of data loss and aborted backups
RAID 5-based storage is more reliable than tape storage.
Aborted backups caused by tape drive mechanical failures are eliminated.
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Important concepts
To understand the configuration of the backup network and how it fits into the local-area network (LAN),
review the following sections.
Internet SCSI (iSCSI) protocol
Internet SCSI (iSCSI) is a standard protocol for universal access to shared storage devices over standard,
Ethernet-based transmission control protocol/Internet protocol (TCP/IP) networks. The connection-oriented
protocol transports SCSI commands, data, and status across an IP network.
The iSCSI architecture is based on a client-server model. The client is a host system that issues requests
to read or write data. iSCSI refers to a client as an initiator. The server is a resource that receives and
executes client requests. iSCSI refers to a server as a target.
File servers, which store the programs and data files shared by users, normally play the role of server.
With the VLS, the application and backup servers within your network act as clients or initiators and
the VLS acts as a server or target. The initiators can either be iSCSI software simulation or host bus
adapters (HBAs) on the server that is being backed up.
Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape (D2D2T) backup capabilities
The VLS is a storage resource used by a single backup server or shared by multiple backup servers using
an Ethernet network. By using standard backup software, you can copy backup data that resides on the
VLS to physical tape for long-term data retention.
The following illustration shows application servers sending backup data over a Gigabit Ethernet (GbE)
LAN to backup servers sharing VLS D2D storage over GbE.
NOTE:
The connection from the Client — Tape can be either FC or direct attached SCSI.
Clients
Ethernet
VLS 1000i
Client
Client - Tape
Figure 1 Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape backup
In addition to being part of the LAN, the backup servers, and the VLS are part of the GbE backup LAN.
Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID)
RAID provides convenient, low-cost, reliable storage by saving data on more than one disk drive
simultaneously. If one disk drive in a RAID 5 configuration becomes unavailable, the others continue to
work in a degraded state, thus avoiding downtime for users.
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Emulation
The VLS1000i can emulate:
• a standalone tape drive, with a 1:1 relationship between cartridges and drives
• a library, with multiple cartridges and 1 or more drives
Both emulations are based on LTO-2 drive technology. When you use emulation, the disk drives on the
VLS appear to your backup software as LTO-2 tape cartridges, which simplifies the setup process while
simultaneously providing data compression and the attributes of backing up data to disk.
NOTE:
Data compression can be used, but it reduces the data transfer speed significantly.
Retention planning
Retention planning and sizing go hand in hand. How long do you need to keep data on disk? How
many full backups do you want to keep on disk? How many incremental backups? How do you want to
optimize retention times of the VLS? Retention policies help you recycle virtual media. Bear the following
considerations in mind as you plan retention policies:
• If the data’s useful life is too short to warrant backup to tape, you might choose to keep it on disk.
• Once the retention period expires, the virtual media is automatically recycled (remember that you
never remove tapes from a virtual library so you want the backup application to keep re-using the
same virtual tapes based on their retention recycling periods).
• In your backup application you should set the tape expiration dates (that is, when the tape is
marked as worn out) high because virtual media does not wear out.
• Backup-job retention time is for virtual media.
• Copy-job retention time is for physical media.
• When copying through the backup application, the virtual and physical pieces of media are
tracked separately and the retention times should be considered and set individually.
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2 Setting up the VLS1000i
hardware
The hardware installation consists of these steps:
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Preparing for the installation
Unpacking
Racking (optional)
Installing cables
Preparing for the installation
The following sections describe preparing for the installation.
Tools for installation
The following tools are required for the installation.
• Phillips screwdriver
• Box cutting knife
Taking ESD precautions
To prevent damaging the system, be aware of the precautions you need to follow when setting up the
system or handling parts. A discharge of static electricity from a finger or other conductor may damage
system boards or other static-sensitive devices. This type of damage may reduce the life expectancy of
the device.
To prevent electrostatic damage:
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Avoid hand contact by transporting and storing products in static-safe containers.
Keep electrostatic-sensitive parts in their containers until they arrive at static-free workstations.
Place parts on a grounded surface before removing them from their containers.
Avoid touching pins, leads, or circuitry.
Always be properly grounded when touching a static-sensitive component or assembly.
Selecting a location
When selecting a location, follow these guidelines:
• Select a location that is flat, sturdy, and level.
• Select a location close to a network Ethernet port and an AC outlet. The AC power cord is the
appliancet’s main AC disconnect device and must be easily accessible at all times.
• Ensure minimum clearance of 15.4 cm (6 inches) at the back of the appliance, 30.8 cm (12
inches) at the front of the appliance, and 5.08 cm (2 inches) on either side of the appliance.
• Avoid placing the autoloader on the floor or other carpeted surfaces.
• The appliance makes some noise when operating, so choose a location where the noise will
not be cause a disturbance.
• Avoid areas near frequently used doors and walkways, stacks of supplies that collect dust,
printers, and smoke-filled rooms.
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CAUTION:
Excessive dust and debris can damage tapes and tape drives.
Do not place the autoloader on See Environmental specifications for more information.
If you will rack the appliance, see Optimum environment for a racked system (optional).
Unpacking
Place the shipping carton as close to the installation site as possible. Before unpacking the VLS, inspect
the shipping carton for damage that may have occurred during shipment. If you detect any damage,
notify the carrier and HP before unpacking the unit.
To unpack the VLS:
1. Open the top of the shipping cartons.
2. Carefully lift the units out of the boxes and remove the packing materials.
3. Place the units on a stable work surface.
NOTE:
Inspect the units for any damage that may have occurred during shipment. If damage is detected,
contact your authorized service representative.
4. Locate the materials and documentation necessary for installing the VLS (see Figure 2). All the
rack mounting hardware and documentation necessary for installing a VLS node into a rack is
included in the node shipping carton.
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Item
Description
Item
Description
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VLS1000i
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Power cord
Documentation CD,
Diagnostic/Quick Restore
CD, Firmware CD, Safety
guide
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hardware
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Data Protector Express
bundle
Figure 2 VLS1000i node shipping carton contents
5.
Place shipping materials back into the shipping cartons.
Racking (optional)
The rack resource kit ships with the rack. A summary of the content of each resource follows:
• Custom Builder is a web-based service for configuring one or many racks. Rack configurations
can be created using:
• A simple, guided interface
• Build-it-yourself model
• The Installing Rack Products video provides a visual overview of operations required for
configuring a rack with rack-mountable components. It also provides the following important
configuration steps:
• Planning the site
• Installing rack servers and rack options
• Cabling servers in a rack
• Coupling multiple racks
• The Rack Products Documentation CD enables you to view, search, and print documentation for
HP and Compaq branded racks and rack options. It also helps you set up and optimize a rack
in a manner that best fits your environment.
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WARNING!
To
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reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to the equipment, be sure that:
The leveling jacks are extended to the floor and the full weight of the rack rests on the leveling jacks.
The stabilizing feet are attached to the rack if it is a single-rack installation.
The racks are coupled together in multiple-rack installations.
Only one component is extended at a time. A rack may become unstable if more than one
component is extended for any reason.
WARNING!
To reduce the risk of personal injury or equipment damage when unloading a rack:
• At least two people are needed to safely unload a rack from a pallet. An empty 42U rack can weigh
as much as 115 kg (253 lb), can stand more than 2.1 m (7 ft) tall, and may become unstable when
being moved on its casters.
• Never stand in front of a rack when it is rolling down the ramp from the pallet. Always handle a
rack from both sides.
Optimum environment for a racked system (optional)
When installing a VLS in a rack, select a location that meets the environmental standards described
in this section and Environmental specifications.
Space and airflow requirements
To allow for servicing and adequate airflow, observe the following space and airflow requirements
when deciding where to install a rack:
• Leave a minimum clearance of 122 cm (48 in) in front of the rack.
• Leave a minimum clearance of 76.2 cm (30 in) behind the rack.
• Leave a minimum clearance of 122 cm (48 in) from the back of the rack to the back of another
rack when racks are back-to-back.
A VLS draws in cool air through the front door and expels warm air through the rear door. Therefore, the
front and rear rack doors must be adequately ventilated to allow ambient room air to enter the cabinet,
and the rear door must be adequately ventilated to allow the warm air to escape from the cabinet.
CAUTION:
To prevent improper cooling and damage to the equipment, do not block the ventilation openings.
When vertical space in the rack is not filled by a VLS or rack component, the gaps between the
components cause changes in airflow through the rack and across the servers. Cover all gaps with
blanking panels to maintain proper airflow.
CAUTION:
Always use blanking panels to fill empty vertical spaces in the rack. This arrangement ensures proper
airflow. Using a rack without blanking panels results in improper cooling that can lead to thermal
damage.
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CAUTION:
If a third-party rack is used, observe the following additional requirements to ensure adequate airflow
and to prevent damage to the equipment:
• Front and rear doors—If the 42U rack includes closing front and rear doors, you must allow 5,350 sq
cm (830 sq in) of holes evenly distributed from top to bottom to permit adequate airflow (equivalent
to the required 64 percent open area for ventilation).
• Side—The clearance between the installed rack component and the side panels of the rack must be a
minimum of 7 cm (2.75 in).
Temperature requirements
To ensure continued safe and reliable equipment operation, install or position the system in a
well-ventilated, climate-controlled environment.
The maximum recommended ambient operating temperature (TMRA) for the VLS is 35° C (95° F).
CAUTION:
To reduce the risk of damage to the equipment when installing third-party options:
• Do not permit optional equipment to impede airflow around the VLS or to increase the internal rack
temperature beyond the maximum allowable limits.
• Do not exceed the TMRA.
Power requirements
Installation of a VLS must comply with local and regional electrical regulations governing the installation
of information technology equipment by licensed electricians. This equipment is designed to operate in
installations covered by NFPA 70, 1999 Edition (National Electric Code) and NFPA-75, 1992 (code for
Protection of Electronic Computer/Data Processing Equipment). For electrical power ratings on options,
see the product rating label or the user documentation supplied with that option.
WARNING!
To reduce the risk of personal injury, fire, or damage to the equipment, do not overload the AC supply
branch circuit that provides power to the rack. Consult the electrical authority having jurisdiction over
wiring and installation requirements of your facility.
CAUTION:
Protect the VLS from power fluctuations and temporary interruptions with a regulating uninterruptible
power supply (UPS). This device protects the hardware from damage caused by power surges and
voltage spikes and keeps the system in operation during a power failure.
Electrical grounding requirements
The VLS must be grounded properly for proper operation and safety. In the United States, you must install
the equipment in accordance with NFPA 70, 1999 Edition (National Electric Code), Article 250, as well
as any local and regional building codes. In Canada, you must install the equipment in accordance
with Canadian Standards Association, CSA C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code. In all other countries,
you must install the equipment in accordance with any regional or national electrical wiring codes, such
as the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Code 364, parts 1 through 7. Furthermore, you
must be sure that all power distribution devices used in the installation, such as branch wiring and
receptacles, are listed or certified grounding-type devices.
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Because of the high ground-leakage currents associated with multiple VLSes and servers connected to the
same power source, HP recommends the use of a power distribution unit (PDU) that is either permanently
wired to the building’s branch circuit or includes a non-detachable cord that is wired to an industrial-style
plug. NEMA locking-style plugs or those complying with IEC 60309 are considered suitable for this
purpose. Using common power outlet strips for a VLS is not recommended.
Installing the VLS1000i node into a rack (optional)
You have the option to rack the VLS1000i. To do so involves three main tasks:
• Install rails in the rack
• Attach rails to the VLS1000i (appliance)
• Install appliance in rack
Install rails in the rack
1. Install the two slide rails to the sides of the rack.
a. Adjust the side rail assemblies to the approximate rack depth.
b. If the rack is a 5000 or 10000 series rack, align the semi-pierced washers into the front of the
square holes in the rack so that the embossments on each washer protrude into the hole (see
Figure 3). This holds the washers in place and prevents the screws from shifting position.
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Figure 3 Install semi-pierced washers into rack
c. Insert an M5 screw through each washer, or washerless hole (SystemE) in the rack, and into the
pre-threaded hole in the sheet metal on the rails (see Figure 4).
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Figure 4 Insert M5 screw
d. Use a T-25 torque wrench or a #2 Phillips screw driver to tighten the M5 screws and secure
the rail to the rack.
e. Align holes at the other end of the rack with the rail assembly and secure with mounting
hardware.
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Figure 5 Install rails
f.
Repeat these tasks for the rail on the other side of the rack.
2. Remove the inner slide rails from the outer slide rails. To do so, extend the inner slide rails from the
front of the rack until they lock in place. Then press the inner rail release latch (see Figure 6) and
pull the inner slide rails straight out.
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Figure 6 Remove slides from rails
Attach rails to the VLS1000i (appliance)
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Figure 7 Attach slides to appliance
1. Attach the two bezel brackets to the appliance using the supplied bracket screws, as shown (1).
2. Attach an inner slide rail (lock facing out) to each side of the appliance. Insert the slide rail screws
through the inner slide rails as shown (2), and then tighten.
Install appliance in rack
1. Extend the outer slide rails fully from the rack until they lock. Insert the inner slide rails into the
outer slide rails as shown (1). Press the inner slide lock (2), and then push the appliance all the
way into the rack.
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Figure 8 Insert appliance into rack
2. With the appliance fully seated in the rack (1), insert a screw into each bezel bracket and tighten
to secure appliance to the rack (2).
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Figure 9 Secure appliance to the rack
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Installing VLS1000i cables
1. Connect a standard Ethernet (CAT-5e or better) cable from your local IP network (LAN) to the
10/100/1000 NIC 1 (RJ-45) connector (Figure 10).
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NIC connector (RJ–45) 1
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AC power connector
Figure 10 Appliance rear view
WARNING!
To reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or damage to the equipment, do not plug telephone
or telecommunications connectors into RJ-45 (NIC) connectors.
For best results, HP strongly recommends that you use a dedicated GbE network to share the storage
resources on the VLS among multiple backup servers.
To ensure optimum performance, always use the appropriate patch cables to connect the VLS to the
backup-server storage network. To select the appropriate cables, use the following guidelines:
• You must use Category 5e (or better) cables for GbE connections.
• If you intend to connect the VLS to a 100 BaseT network, use Category 5 (or better) shielded
(screened) or unshielded 100-ohm twisted-pair RJ-45 network cables.
• The maximum length of cable for any Ethernet-based network connection is 328 feet (100
meters).
NOTE:
For smaller environments, you can attach the VLS directly to a single application/backup server
without the user of a switch. If the server has a Gbit connection you can do this using a standard
Category 5E cable, but if the server has a 10/100Mbit connection then you need a special
LAN cross-over cable (not included).
2. Connect the appliance power supply AC power connector to an AC power source using the power
cable provided (Figure 10).
WARNING!
To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to the equipment:
• Do not disable the power cord grounding plug. The grounding plug is an important
safety feature.
• Plug the power cord into a grounded (earthed) electrical outlet that is easily accessible
at all times.
• Unplug the power cord from the power supply to disconnect power to the equipment.
• Do not route the power cord where it can be walked on or pinched by items placed
against it. Pay particular attention to the plug, electrical outlet, and the point where
the cord extends from the node.
3. Press the power button located on the front of the appliance.
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Figure 11 Push power button
4. If the appliance is racked, attach the bezel to the bezel brackets, installed in "Attach rails to
VLS1000i", then lock the bezel to the server. This will prevent accidental power shut off.
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Figure 12 Attach bezel
Hardware installation is complete. You may now configure the appliance as described in Configuring the
VLS 1000i.
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3 Configuring the VLS1000i
This section describes how to configure the VLS server. It is comprised of the following topics:
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Reviewing pre-Installation requirements
Powering up the VLS
Configuring the VLS
Creating virtual devices
Connecting devices (targets) to backup hosts (initiators)
Reviewing pre-installation requirements
Before attempting to operate the VLS with your backup servers, verify that the iSCSI initiator and the
browser meet the minimum requirements.
iSCSI initiators
iSCSI initiators are required to communicate with the iSCSI targets (VLS Devices) on the VLS. Each backup
server that will interface with the VLS must be equipped with a software- or hardware-based initiator. The
VLS supports the Windows 2003 platform server with an available iSCSI initiator, either in software or
using an iSCSI HBA (it must be iSCSI draft 20/version 1.0).
Browser
The VLS GUI is a Web-enabled program that requires the use of cookies, Java applets, and Java scripts.
Make sure that the Web browser you use is configured to allow these items.
Verifying the settings in Internet Explorer
1. Launch Microsoft Internet Explorer.
2. In the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
3. On the Security tab, click Custom Level.
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Figure 13 Custom level on Security tab
4. In the Scripting section, verify that Enable is selected for Scripting of Java applets.
Figure 14 Security Settings
5. On the Privacy tab, verify that the setting is Medium (or lower).
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Figure 15 Privacy setting
6. If you made any changes, click OK to save them.
Verifying the settings in Firefox
1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
2. In the Tools menu, click Options.
3. Click the Privacy icon, and expand the Cookies option.
4. Select the Allow sites to set cookies check box.
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Figure 16 Allow cookies
NOTE:
If you want to limit what sites can set cookies, use the Exception feature to specify that
http://www.hp.com is allowed to create cookies.
5. Click the Web Features icon.
6. Verify that the Enable Java and Enable JavaScript check boxes are selected.
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Figure 17 Web features settings
7. If you made any changes, click OK to save them.
Powering on the VLS
To power up the VLS appliance:
1. Plug the node AC power cord into a power source if not already connected.
2. Press the Power button (see Figure 18).
The fan will initially be loud, but will become quieter. 3. Wait for the system to beep twice. This indicates the appliance is online.
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Figure 18 Press power button
Configuring the VLS
The images shown in the following sections were captured on a Windows system using the Internet
Explorer browser. The screens might appear slightly different if you are using a different browser or
a UNIX-based system.
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Recording the network configuration
As you complete the configuration process by following the steps, use the following form to note the
information you enter.
IMPORTANT:
This information will be useful if you have to re-configure the VLS for any reason.
Table 2 Network configuration
NIC Port 1
E-mail notification
IP address:
SMTP server IP address:
Subnet mask:
From address:
Default gateway:
Address for all:
Address for critical:
Configuring the VLS appliance with the VLS Discovery tool
Use the VLS discovery utility to set the network settings on an unconfigured VLS, and to view the network
settings of configured devices. The VLS discovery utility looks for all the devices on the same subnet as
the Windows computer on which it is running. It then lists the devices and indicates whether they are
configured (have an IP address) or are unconfigured.
To set the network settings using the VLS discovery utility:
1. Insert the VLS Documentation CD into the CD drive on a Windows system that is on the same
subnet as the VLS.
The CD auto-launches.
2. Click VLS discovery utility.
The Scanning for Devices window displays (see Figure 19).
Figure 19 Scanning for devices
The VLS discovery utility opens and lists all the devices it sees on the subnet (Figure 20).
The Configured box for a device is checked if the device has an IP address.
The device type, host name, IP address (if available), and serial number are displayed for each
device listed.
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Figure 20 VLS discovery utility – main window
3. Select the VLS from the list of devices and click Configure.
The Device Configuration window opens (Figure 21).
Figure 21 VLS discovery utility – Device Configuration window
4. Leave the default device name or enter a new one in the Device Name box.
5. Enter an IP address in the IP Address box.
6. Enter the subnet mask in the Subnet Mask box.
NOTE:
To display the correct subnet mask, gateway, DNS server, and domain name settings for
the VLS, open a DOS window on the computer running the VLS discovery utility and
type ipconfig /all.
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7. Enter the gateway in the Gateway box.
8. The DNS IP Address and Domain Name are not used. Leave the defaults (if any).
9. Click Configure to save the network settings to the VLS.
10. The Updating Configuration window displays (see Figure 22). Wait for it to close.
Figure 22 Updating configuration
11. Click Exit to close the VLS discovery utility. The Releasing Devices window displays (see Figure 23).
Figure 23 Releasing devices
Configuring the VLS appliance via the default IP Address
If you can not or do not want to use the VLS discovery tool to
connect a PC to the VLS LAN port without the use of a switch.
do this using a standard Category 5E cable, but if the server
need a special LAN cross-over cable (not included). From the
the VLS via the device’s default IP address (10.0.0.1).
configure the appliance, you can directly
If the server has a Gbit connection you can
has a 10/100Mbit connection then you
directly-connected PC you can then launch
• You may need to configure the PC networking to enable it to connect to the device’s 10.0.0.1
address (for example set the PC’s IP address to 10.0.0.2, set its netmask to 255.255.0.0, disable
proxy settings in its web browser).
• Then perform the steps in "Verifying the network configuration" to launch the VLS GUI (at address
10.0.0.1) and modify the device network settings via the GUI.
Verifying the network configuration
Initially the VLS Discovery tool must be used, as described in Configuring the VLS appliance with the VLS
Discovery tool, to make the VLS available on your network. However, once the VLS is available on your
network, subsequent changes to its IP address, gateway address, and subnet mask can be made using
the VLS GUI as shown in the following procedure.
1. In your Web browser on any PC on the network, enter the applicable IP address to access the
VLS GUI.
2. Enter the following in case-sensitive format:
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User Name: administrator
Password: admin
Figure 24 Log onto the VLS
The VLS GUI appears.
NOTE:
To access the online help system from any of the pages in the GUI, click the Help button
that appears on each of the pages. The ? button, when available, will access Help specific
to the current GUI page.
Figure 25 VLS GUI
3. Click the Configuration tab. Then click Network Configuration.
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Figure 26 Select Network Configuration on menu
4. In the Default Gateway section of the right pane, verify that the existing address is the correct one.
5. In the External Data section, verify that the existing IP address and subnet mask are the correct ones.
NOTE:
It may take up to 5 minutes to save the configuration information.
Entering the system configuration
On the Configuration tab, under System Management click System Configuration.
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Figure 27 Select System Configuration
Configuring system information
1. In the System Information section of the right pane, enter the VLS Name.
If you want to change the name of the VLS, enter up to 16 characters to name the VLS. You can use
letters or a mixture of letters and numbers, and you can also use hyphens (-). Ensure that this name
matches the DNS name for the network. HP recommends that you change this name (the default is
VLS-1000), especially if you use multiple VLS appliances in your network.
Figure 28 System Information settings
2. Click Apply.
3. Continue the configuration process by entering the logon information described in the next section.
Configuring logon information
Using the Logon Information section, you can change your logon name and password, which HP Storage
recommends that you do during the initial configuration process. If you choose to keep administrator
as your logon name, HP Storage strongly recommends that you change the password to protect your
network from unauthorized users.
1. In the right pane, scroll down below the System Information section to locate the Logon Information
section, and enter the following in case-sensitive format:
• User Name (required) Enter a new logon name using up to 30 alphanumeric characters. You
can use a combination of alphabetic and numeric characters, or you can use only alphabetic
characters. Use of all numeric characters is not supported.
• Password (optional) Enter a new password using up to 30 alphanumeric characters (do not
use spaces or Ctrl-key characters).
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• Retype Password Enter the password again.
NOTE:
Changing the password is required.
Figure 29 Setting login information
2. Click Apply.
3. Continue the configuration process by entering the E-mail information described in the next section.
Configuring E-mail alerts
The VLS continuously monitors its performance and routinely checks for disk failures. If you are using an
SMTP server you can enable the messaging option, in which an E-mail is sent whenever the Status of a
volume on the Device Summary page becomes anything other than Normal (for example, changes to
Warning).
NOTE:
Messages regarding capacity levels (Warning and Error) are only sent once.
If your mail server is able to send E-mail messages outside the company, you can also set up messaging
to notify HP Storage Technical Support automatically whenever a critical error occurs.
To configure messaging
1. In the right pane, scroll down below the Logon Information section to locate the E-mail Notification
section, and enter the following:
• SMTP Server IP Address Using dotted decimal notation, enter the IP address of your incoming
mail server.
• From Address Enter the E-mail address from which the alert will be sent. This address must
use the same domain as the mail server specified for SMTP Server IP Address.
• Address for all messages Enter the E-mail address to which all alerts should be sent (for
example, the E-mail address for the network administrator or the E-mail list address for a
group of backup administrators).
• Address for critical messages only Enter the E-mail address to which critical alerts only
should be sent.
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Figure 30 E-mail Notification settings
2. To verify that the messaging system is configured correctly, click Test.
If the test E-mail message is not successfully sent and received, correct the applicable information,
and repeat the test.
NOTE:
If the test is unsuccessful, make sure that you are using a valid SMTP Server IP Address
and that the address is working properly.
3. Click Apply.
Setting the time and date information
The VLS is originally set to its time of manufacture. Update the time and date settings to ensure that any
communication (for example, if an E-mail is automatically generated) reflects the correct date and time.
1. In the right pane, scroll down below the E-mail Notification section to locate the Set Time section.
2. Select the applicable settings, and click Apply.
Figure 31 Set time and date
After you complete these configuration steps for the management system, complete the steps outlined in
the next section, Deploying iSCSI initiators.
Deploying iSCSI initiators
iSCSI initiators are required to communicate with the iSCSI targets (VLS devices) on the VLS. Each client
that uses the VLS must be equipped with a software initiator, such as the Microsoft iSCSI Software Initiator,
or an iSCSI storage HBA (for example, the QLA4050C and QLA4052C).
If you are using Backup Exec software version 10.x or older, you will need an iSCSI card in order to
use the appliance; otherwise, a software iSCSI initiator will work.
If you are using iSCSI HBAs, install them and the associated software using the manufacturer’s instructions.
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If you are using software drivers, use following procedure to install Microsoft’s iSCSI Software Initiator.
NOTE:
You do not need TOE-equipped (Transmission Control Protocol [TCP] Offload Engine) or special
iSCSI-capable GbE HBAs to work with software initiators. Any standard Network Interface Card (NIC)
can serve as an iSCSI network interface device; however, HP Storage strongly recommends that you
use GbE for enhanced performance.
1. Download the appropriate iSCSI initiator file for your platform from this URL:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=12cb3c1a-15d6-4585-b385­
befd1319f825&DisplayLang=en The file name will likely end in x86fre.exe.
2. Double-click the initiator file to start installing the Microsoft iSCSI Initiator.
3. In the Software Update Installation Wizard, click Next.
4. Under Installation Options, select both Initiator Service and Software Initiator. Click Next.
5. In the License Agreement window please read the agreement, then select I Agree. Click Next. The
installation proceeds.
6. When the installation finishes, click Finish.
7. If necessary, reboot the system.
8. After the system reboots, select Start > All Programs > Microsoft iSCSI Initiator > Microsoft iSCSI
Initiator.
9. In the iSCSI Initiator Properties window, select the Discovery tab.
At this time, no items are listed under Target Portals.
10. In the Target Portals section, click Add.
11. In the Add Target Portal window, enter the IP address of your VLS. Maintain the default port setting.
Click OK.
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Figure 32 iSCSI initiator properties
12. Click OK.
The Microsoft iSCSI Initiator is now installed and configured to work with your VLS on this client. Repeat
this procedure on each client that will access the VLS.
Obtaining iSCSI address from host
Each device created is associated with one backup host. In order to use the VLS, backup hosts must be set
up as iSCSI initiators. See Deploying iSCSI initiators for instructions on deploying iSCSI initiators.
NOTE:
The following process presents associating devices and backup hosts using the Microsoft iSCSI Software
Initiator. The steps and screens may be different depending on the iSCSI solution on your system.
The following steps show how to associate devices with backup hosts.
1. On the host you want to associate with the device being created, select Start > Microsoft iSCSI
Initiator > Microsoft iSCSI Initiator.
2. The iSCSI Initiator Properties window displays. On the General tab is listed the Initiator Node
Name. See Figure 33.
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Figure 33 iSCSI Initiator Properties
3. Copy the entire Initiator Node Name. Do not modify the name.
NOTE:
Be sure to copy the entire Initiator Node Name. If part of the name is missing, the device will not
be recognized.
Close the iSCSI Initiator Settings window by clicking its OK button.
4. In the Create Virtual Device pane of the GUI, scroll down until you see Host Settings (Figure 34), then
paste the Initiator Node Name into the iSCSI Name box in Host Settings as shown in Figure 35.
Figure 34 Host Settings
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Figure 35 iSCSI Name
5. If you want to use an additional level of authentication, use dotted decimal notation to enter the IP
address of the host system in the iSCSI IP Enforcement field. This is optional.
6. Continue with Creating virtual devices.
Creating virtual devices
The VLS1000i has capacity for the following numbers of devices:
• 12 virtual tape drives (total of standalone drives and drives in virtual tape libraries)
• 6 virtual tape libraries
• 180 virtual cartridges total (up to 80 cartridges for each virtual tape library)
To select the type of device to create, perform the following steps: 1. Open the VLS GUI. See Opening a VLS GUI session from a web browser.
2. In the GUI, select Configuration > Create Virtual Device. See Figure 36.
NOTE:
The Configuration screen defaults to the Backup Host Summary page and begins with no
devices listed. You must use Create Virtual Device.
Figure 36 Select type of device to create
3. Select the type of device to create by clicking either Virtual Library or Virtual Standalone Tape Device.
4. Continue with the next appropriate section—either Creating a standalone tape device or Creating
a tape library.
Creating a standalone tape device
Perform the following steps to finish creating a tape device:
1. Scroll down, if needed, in the Create Virtual Device pane until you see Device Details (Figure 37).
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Figure 37 Creating a tape device
2. If you want to maximize backup storage capacity, select the Tape Compression box. For optimal
backup performance, leave this box unchecked.
3. Enter the maximum size of the virtual media in Max Cartridge Size. The default size is the
approximate physical capacity of the device type (for example the physical LTO2 media has physical
capacity of 200 GB).
NOTE:
The Max Cartridge Size is the maximum size the tape is allowed to grow to. Starting with 1
GB of used space when first created, tapes grow to the maximum permitted as needed. Set
the maximum size to the physical capacity in order to grow to full capacity.
4. Select the appropriate Device Type. (There may be only one type available.)
5. Click Create to create the tape device.
NOTE:
After the tape device is created, the View/Edit Virtual Library or View/Edit Virtual
Standalone Tape screen will display. To create another device at this time, select Create
Virtual Device.
Continue with Creating a tape library.
Creating a tape library
Perform the following steps to finish creating a tape library:
1. Scroll down, if needed, in the Create Virtual Device pane until you see Device Details (Figure 38).
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Figure 38 Creating a tape library
2. If you want to maximize backup storage capacity, select the Tape Compression box. For optimal
backup performance, leave this box unchecked.
3. Enter the maximum size of the virtual media in Max Cartridge Size. The default size is the capacity
of physical LTO2 media, specifically 200 GB.
NOTE:
The Max Cartridge Size is the maximum size the tape is allowed to grow to. Starting with 1
GB of used space when first created, tapes grow to the maximum permitted as needed. Set
the maximum size to the physical capacity in order to grow to full capacity.
4. Enter the number of tape drives desired in the tape library in Drive Count. The default is 1 drive; the
maximum is 4 drives.
5. Enter the number of virtual tape cartridges desired in the tape library in Cartridge Count. The default
is 8 cartridges; the maximum is 80 cartridges.
NOTE:
To maximize compatibility with the 1/8 Autoloader, leave the default settings of 1 drive
and 8 tapes.
6. Selecting Bar Code Seed tells the VLS to specify the first bar code label and to automatically generate
subsequent labels. Deselecting Bar Code Seed allows you to use your own naming convention. Type
the name (up to six alphanumeric characters) in the text box that appears.
The sequencing of the bar codes begins with the last character listed before the L2. For example, if
you entered a seed of AAAAAA, the next code is AAAAAB. When the code reaches AAAAAZ,
it rolls the second to the last characters, and starts over (AAAABA, AAAABB, and so on). If you
entered a seed of 111111, the next number would automatically be 111112.
NOTE:
If there is more than 1 VLS1000i on the same subnet, HP strongly recommends setting the bar code seed
manually for each appliance to avoid bar code conflicts.
7. Click on Create to create the drive.
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NOTE:
After the drive is created, the View/Edit Virtual Library or View/Edit Virtual Standalone
Tape screen will display. To create another device at this time, select Create Virtual Device.
Continue with Connecting devices (targets) to backup hosts (initiators).
Connecting devices (targets) to backup hosts (initiators)
By this point you have created devices and each device knows which host uses it. Now we need to tell
each host which devices are available to it. Perform the following steps to associate devices to hosts.
NOTE:
The following process presents associating devices and backup hosts using the Microsoft iSCSI Software
Initiator. The steps and screens may be different depending on the iSCSI solution on your system.
1. On the host you want to associate with the device being created, select Start > Microsoft iSCSI
Initiator > Microsoft iSCSI Initiator.
2. On the iSCSI Initiator Properties window, click the Targets tab. As shown in Figure 39 a list of targets
associated with the host you are working on displays.
NOTE:
Initially, there are no targets to display. Targets will display as you create them.
Figure 39 Ready to find targets
3. In order to associate any new devices with this host, click Refresh. The LAN will be queried for all
devices set up for use by this host and all targets found will display (Figure 40). In this manner you
can both add newly created devices and remove from the list any devices that have either been
deleted or have had their host association changed to another host.
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Figure 40 Targets found
4. The final step is to make the devices known to the host’s operating system. This is done by clicking
on a device in the iSCSI Initiator Properties window (Figure 40), then clicking on Log On.
5. The Log On to Target window displays (Figure 41). If you want a persistent device (one that survives
host reboots), click Automatically restore this connection when the system boots. Click OK.
Figure 41 Log on to target
NOTE:
Enabling multi-path is not recommended unless there is a specific reason to enable it. For
most configurations, it is neither necessary nor desirable.
6. The device will now be seen by the operating system which will attempt to load the necessary
device drivers. (If drivers are not necessary, they need not be loaded.) If the drivers do not already
exist on the host, you can download the HP LTO Ultrium-2 tape drivers from the HP web site
(http://www.hp.com). Complete the logon procedure for each device listed.
The backup devices are now available for use with a backup program.
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4 Working with the VLS1000i
This chapter provides a few tips on working with the VLS including:
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Logging on from any system with network access
Understanding the summary pages
Understanding how dynamic tape devices work
Checking communication with other appliances or systems
Rebooting the VLS
Powering down the VLS
Logging on from any system with network access
After you have configured the VLS, you can access the VLS GUI from any system that is on the same
subnet as the VLS.
Be aware of the following:
• If you log on from one system and then log on from another system, the VLS GUI automatically
logs you off from the first system.
• After an hour of inactivity, the VLS GUI automatically logs you off the system.
To log on from any system:
1. In your Web browser, type the IP address assigned to the VLS.
2. When the prompt appears, type your user name and password (the defaults are administrator
and admin) in case-sensitive format.
Figure 42 VLS GUI login window
The VLS GUI appears.
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Figure 43 VLS GUI Identity page
Understanding the Configuration page
The VLS software includes a configuration page with several options that allow you to configure hosts and
VLS devices, and view summaries of the devices that already exist.
NOTE:
The size of a device reflects the space that is available on a disk; one GB equals one billion bytes. (The
VLS uses the calculation of 1000 ° 1000 ° 1000 instead of 1024 ° 1024 °1024.)
Reviewing the Backup Host Summary page
The Backup Host Summary page provides an immediate view of your VLS and its status. The following
shows an example of what you might see on this page (what you see depends on how you configure
your appliance).
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Figure 44 Backup Host Summary page
The following explains each of the fields:
• Host Name The iSCSI name of the Initiator associated with the following table of VLS devices.
• Device Name Displays either the default name assigned by the VLS or the new name assigned
by you.
• Device ID This entry is automatically designated by the VLS.
• Device Status Indicates whether the device is operating normally or not. The status indicators
are explained in Table 3.
• Device Type Indicates whether the device is exported as a standalone drive, a library, or as
a library tape drive.
• Size (GB) Indicates the amount of space allocated to the device.
Understanding the View/Edit Virtual Library page
The Library Summary page displays high-level information about your virtual libraries (VLs) and provides
access to all pages associated with a VL. Before you create a VL, only the upper sections of the page
(Capacity Summary and Resources) are displayed. After you create a VL, the Current VLS Summary
section is added.
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Figure 45 View/Edit Virtual Library page
IMPORTANT:
Make sure there are no currently active hosts (initiators) accessing the VL when changing settings.
The following explains each of the items:
• Available Space Indicates the amount of space that remains on the appliance.
• Used Capacity Indicates how much space on the appliance is currently consumed by the data
stored in the appliance’s virtual devices.
• Available VLSs Indicates the number of VLs that you can create (as you create a VL, this number
decreases accordingly).
• Available Virtual Cartridges Indicates the number of virtual tapes that are currently available
for use by new VLs.
• Available Virtual Drives Indicates the number of virtual tape drives that are currently available for
use by new standalone drives and VLs.
• VLS # Indicates the number automatically assigned by the VLS GUI.
• Name Indicates the Descriptive Name automatically assigned by the GUI.
• Library Configuration Accesses the Modify Target Configuration page where you can change
settings such as compression, drive count, cartridge count, and the names of targets.
• Host Configuration Accesses the Edit Host Configuration page where you can change the host
associated with the VL and add IP enforcement.
• Display Accesses the VLS Status page, which displays a device summary and a cartridge map.
• Drives Lists the number of virtual tape drives assigned to the VL.
• Cartridges Lists the number of virtual tapes assigned to the VL.
• Library To remove a VL, click Delete the VL.
• Unload Drives Click Unload Drives to mark a drive as empty. This is used in case of a power
interruption when backup applications were running. Unload Drives unloads all of the drives in
the VLS1000i.
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Logging off of the VLS GUI
To log off the VLS GUI, close the browser window.
NOTE:
The VLS GUI will time-out if unused for one hour.
Understanding how dynamic tape devices work
As explained previously, Dynamic Tape devices contract and expand to accommodate the size of
a specific backup job.
When your backup software starts a job, it mounts the Dynamic Tape device as if it were a physical
tape, and then begins the backup process by launching a Write operation. During this process, if the
tape position in the backup software corresponds to a logical-block address (LBA) that is less than 3, the
software treats the device as though it were overwriting a tape, and the VLS reduces the capacity of the
device to 1 GB. The appliance then releases the unused storage back into a virtual storage-pool (VSP).
When the backup software reaches an early warning (EW) state (EW is reached when less than
100 MB of space remains on the current device), the VLS reviews the following to determine whether
it can expand the size of the device:
1. It determines how much space is already consumed.
• If the current consumption exceeds 70 percent of the VSP, the appliance sends a “warning”
message to the E-mail address specified for alerts.
• If the current consumption exceeds 90 percent of the VSP, the appliance sends a “critical”
message to the E-mail address specified for alerts.
2. It determines whether you specified a maximum size for the device.
• If a maximum size is specified (either by using the default value of 200 GB or setting a
different value), the appliance determines whether expanding the size of the tape by 1 GB
would exceed the specified capacity.
• If the expansion would not exceed the limit, the appliance increases the size of the tape by
1 GB. If the expansion is successful, an EW is not reported to the backup software. If the
expansion is unsuccessful, the EW is relayed to the backup software.
• If the expansion would exceed the limit, an EW is relayed to the backup software.
• If you specified the full capacity of the VSP, the appliance attempts to expand the size of the
tape in 1 GB increments until the full capacity is reached. The tape full VSP tape size can
only be reached if the size is set to the full VSP.
Checking communication with other appliances or systems
The Maintenance page includes a section that lets you check network connectivity with any system,
appliance, passthrough device, or other device that has an IP address. The VLS GUI uses a ping
command to perform this check.
1. On the Support tab under Maintenance, click Ping Host. In the Ping Host IP Address pane (see Figure
46), type the IP address of the system that you want to check, and click Ping.
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Figure 46 Ping page
2. The VLS GUI displays a message (see Figure 47) that indicates whether the ping command
succeeded or failed.
Figure 47 Ping results messages
Refreshing the VLS GUI display
The VLS GUI does not refresh the display automatically.
To view updated information, click the applicable menu command to refresh the page.
IMPORTANT:
Do not use the Refresh button in your browser to update a page. If you do, you will be logged off.
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Relocating an appliance
IMPORTANT:
To ensure preservation of data on the VLS, do not turn off the appliance using the power button; instead,
use the Shut Down option in the VLS GUI.
NOTE:
The following process presents associating devices and backup hosts using the Microsoft iSCSI Software
Initiator. The steps and screens may be different depending on the iSCSI solution on your system.
To shut down, move, then restore power to an appliance:
1. Make sure that none of the initiators (hosts) have active connections with the VLS.
For example, in the iSCSI Initiator Properties dialog box for the Microsoft initiator, you can check the
Targets tab to determine if there are any connections that may need to be terminated.
Figure 48 Connected targets
2. If any of the targets in Figure 48 have the status Connected, there is a possibility that there is
an active session. To find out if there are any active sessions, click on one of the targets that
is connected and then click Details.
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Figure 49 Log off sessions
3. Click the box under Identifier, as shown in Figure 49. Click Log off. The system will attempt to log off
the current target’s session. If there is currently activity on this session, you will get a message saying
“The session cannot be logged out since a device on that session is currently being used.” If you
receive this message, either wait until the activity finishes or cancel the activity. Repeat steps and
Step 3 to log off all connected targets.
4. On the Support tab under Maintenance, click Shut Down/Restart. On the Shut Down/Restart
page (see Figure 50), click Shut Down.
Figure 50 Shut Down/Restart page
5. When the confirmation message appears, click OK to continue.
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Figure 51 Shut down confirmation
6. Wait until the fans stop (this may take several minutes), then disconnect the AC line cord from
the power mains.
7. Unplug all connections, and label them so that you can reattach them using the same connection
configuration.
8. If the appliance is in a rack, remove it by extending the slide rails and then releasing the slide locks.
CAUTION:
Extending a unit that has empty spaces beneath it might cause the rack to tip forward
or might cause personal injury.
9. Move the appliance to the new location.
10. Connect the appliance to the network.
For more information, see Installing cables.
11. Attach the power cord to the appliance and plug the cord in to an AC power source. Press the
power button to start the VLS.
For more information, see Powering up the VLS.
Rebooting the VLS
To reboot the appliance:
1. Verify that any backup or restore operation has completed and that the VLS is idle.
2. Open the VLS GUI. See Opening a VLS GUI session from a web browser.
3. Initiate a reboot of the VLS by selecting the GUI’s Support tab, selecting Shut Down/Restart, and
clicking Restart. See Figure 52.
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Figure 52 Shut down and restart the VLS
Powering off the VLS
WARNING!
To reduce the risk of personal injury, electric shock, or damage to the equipment, remove the power
cord to remove power from the node before removing the access panel. The front panel Power button
does not completely shut off system power. Portions of the power supply and some internal circuitry
remain active until AC power is removed.
To power down the appliance:
1. Verify that any backup or restore operation has completed and that the VLS is idle.
2. Open the VLS GUI and log in. See Opening a VLS GUI session from a web browser.
3. Initiate a shut down of the VLS by selecting the GUI’s Support tab, selecting Shut Down/Restart, and
clicking Shut Down. See Figure 52.
4. The appliance will shut down.
5. Unplug the node AC power cord from the power source if you will be removing the access panel.
The appliance is now without power.
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5 VLS1000i GUI
The VLS1000i GUI is a web browser–based GUI that you can use to configure, manage, and monitor
your VLS through a LAN. VLS GUI provides the following:
• Configuring and managing VLS virtual devices (libraries and tape drives) and cartridges
• Viewing a summary of backup hosts configured to use the VLS and the virtual devices associated
with each host
• Entering or verifying the VLS network configuration
• Configuring VLS E-mail notification alert settings
• Editing of VLS logon information
• Viewing VLS hardware and virtual device status
• Installing VLS software updates
• Saving and restoring the VLS device configuration
• Shutting down and restarting the VLS
• Generating support tickets
The VLS GUI is installed on the VLS and communicates through the LAN. Users can open a VLS GUI
session from a web browser on the LAN.
Window regions
VLS GUI windows consist of five regions (Figure 53). Not all regions are displayed on all windows.
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System status indicator
4
Operation pane
2
GUI tabs
5
Context-sensitive help (CSH)
button
3
Navigation pane
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Help system button
Figure 53 GUI window regions
Opening a VLS GUI session from a web browser
NOTE:
Before you can open a VLS GUI session, you must set the VLS network settings. See Configuring the VLS
appliance with the VLS Discovery tool.
To open a VLS GUI session from a web browser:
1. Launch a web browser.
2. In the web browser URL box, enter the VLS IP address.
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Figure 54 VLS GUI login window
3. Enter administrator (or the user name you set) in the User Name box (Figure 54). The user
name is case-sensitive.
4. Enter admin (or the password you set) in the Password box (Figure 54). The password is
case-sensitive.
5. Click Sign In.
NOTE:
Only one VLS GUI session at a time is allowed. Starting a second VLS GUI session will
cause the first sessions to log out.
Closing a VLS GUI session
To close a VLS GUI session, simply close the browser window.
NOTE:
The VLS GUI session will logout after one hour of inactivity.
VLS GUI tabs
The following sections describe the VLS GUI tabs.
VLS Identity tab
This page lists information specific to this system.
• VLS Name Displays the name specified for this system on the System Configuration page.
• VLS Model Identifies the model number of the appliance.
• IP Address Indicates the IP address specified for accessing the appliance on the Network
Configuration page.
• Version Displays the version of the software currently installed on the appliance.
• Available Capacity Indicates the amount of unused space on the appliance.
• Number of Virtual Libraries Indicates the number of virtual libraries that have been created.
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• Number of Standalone Drives Indicates the number of standalone tape drives that have been
created.
• VLS Serial Number Identifies the serial number of the appliance.
Configuration tab
Create Virtual Device
Use this page to create a virtual library or virtual standalone tape.
Virtual Device Information
Select the applicable option, Virtual Library or Virtual Standalone Tape Device.
NOTE:
The option you select changes which features are displayed on the remainder of this page and what
their defaults are.
iSCSI Host Settings
• iSCSI Name In the text box, type the iSCSI name of the host system that is allowed to access
this library or device.
• iSCSI IP Enforcement (optional) If you want to use an additional level of authentication, use dotted
decimal notation to enter the IP address of the host system in this field.
Device Details
The options that are available in the following list depend on whether you are creating a library or tape.
• Tape Compression If your backup software supports a hardware compression feature for use with
tape, you can use this option to emulate that feature. For optimal backup performance, leave this
check box cleared; to maximize the backup storage capacity, select this check box.
• Max Cartridge Size Enter the maximum size that you want to allow the device to reach. The default
value is 200 GB. Set the maximum size to the physical capacity in order to grow to full capacity.
• Device Type Select the applicable type. (There may be only one type available.)
• Drive Count Enter the number of virtual tape drives that you want to allocate for the virtual library.
• Cartridge Count Enter the number of virtual cartridges (and corresponding slots) that you want
to allocate for the virtual library. The GUI automatically creates a virtual tape-device for each
cartridge.
• Bar Code Seed To let the GUI specify the first bar code label and automatically generate
subsequent labels, leave the Automatic check box selected. To enter the first label manually,
clear the check box, and type the name in the text box that appears (you can enter up to six
alphanumeric characters).
IMPORTANT:
After you submit this page by clicking Create, you can only increase the number of cartridges and slots
assigned to the virtual library.
View/Edit Virtual Library
Use this page to view the amount of space currently consumed by the data stored in the virtual libraries;
view the number of existing virtual libraries, cartridges, and drives; modify information for an existing
virtual library; or remove a virtual library.
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Capacity Summary
• Available Space indicates the amount of space that remains on the appliance.
• Used Capacity indicates how much space on the appliance is currently consumed by the data
stored in the virtual libraries.
Resources
• Available VLSs indicates the number of virtual libraries that you can create (as you create a virtual
library, this number decreases accordingly).
• Available Virtual Cartridges indicates the number of virtual tapes that are currently available
for use by a virtual library.
• Available Virtual Drives indicates the number of virtual-tape drives that are currently available
for use by a virtual library.
Configured VLS Summary
This section lists high-level information about each existing virtual library, provides access to additional
information, and lets you change the settings for or remove an existing virtual library.
• Library # The system automatically assigns this number, beginning with zero.
• Device ID Indicates the Descriptive Name automatically assigned by the system or manually
entered by you.
• Drives Lists the number of virtual drives assigned to the virtual library.
• Cartridges Lists the number of virtual tapes assigned to the virtual library.
• Library Configuration Accesses the Modify Target Configuration page where you can change
settings such as compression, drive counts, and the names of targets.
• Host Configuration Accesses the Edit Host Configuration page where you can modify the initiator
information for the host, or select a different host.
• DisplayShows the status of the library.
• Library Allows you to delete the library.
• Unload Drives Allows you to unload all the drives on the selected library.
Modify Virtual Library Configuration
Use the page to confirm or change the settings for the virtual library (VL) and its targets.
VLS Settings
• SCSI Vendor ID Displays the ID automatically generated by the appliance. (Your backup software
might require this information.)
• SCSI Product ID Select the ID that you want to associate with the VL. (Your backup software
might require this information.)
• Compression If your backup software supports a hardware compression feature for use with tape,
you can use this option to emulate that feature. For optimal backup performance, leave this
check box cleared; to maximize the backup storage capacity, select this check box. This option
applies to all virtual-tape cartridges on the VL.
• Maximum Capacity per Tape Enter the maximum size (up to 2000 GB, depending on space
available) that you want to allow each virtual tape to reach.
• Drive Count Enter the number of virtual drives that you want to allocate to the VL. Depending on
the number of drives remaining, you can enter up to 4.
• Cartridge/Slot Count Enter the number of virtual tapes and corresponding slots that you want to
allocate to the VL. Depending on the number of cartridges remaining, you can enter up to 80.
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NOTE:
You can only increase the size or number of drives and slots; you cannot decrease them.
Target Settings
• Device Name Displays the name of the device automatically assigned by the GUI.
• Target Name To change the default target name of a device, type the new name in this field. (All
targets must have an iSCSI name.)
• LUN The Logical Unit Number assigned by the appliance to each created device.
• SCSI SN Displays the Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) serial number (SN) automatically
assigned to the device by the GUI.
Edit Host Configuration
Use this page to update information for the selected initiator.
• Connection Type Indicates that the connection type is iSCSI. You cannot modify this setting.
• Host Name If you have existing initiators and want to use one of them, select it from this pick list.
• iSCSI Host Name Enter the new name (you can enter up to 223 alphanumeric characters) for
the authorized initiator. The fully qualified name is assigned by the manufacturer of either the
software initiator or storage adapter that you are using. The name that you enter here must match
the name of the initiator on the associated system. To assign an existing host name, highlight the
current host name then select the new initiator name from the pick list.
• iSCSI IP Address If you want to use an additional level of authentication, use dotted decimal
notation to enter the IP address of the initiating system.
Virtual Library Status
Use this page to view a list of the devices, slots, and drives assigned to this virtual library (VL), and
information about each.
Device Summary
• Description Lists the data-transfer elements, such as changers and tape drives, assigned to the VL.
• Device Name Displays the name of the target (device).
• Serial Number Displays the SCSI serial number automatically assigned to the target by the GUI.
Cartridge Map
• Element Indicates whether the slot is used as a bin for a virtual tape-cartridge or contains
a virtual drive.
• Media Type Identifies which type of media is emulated, for example, LTO-2 tape devices.
• Bar Code Label Lists the label assigned to the element based on the labeling scheme used by the
VL or reports Empty if there is no label assigned.
• Used Capacity Displays how much space (in gigabytes) is currently consumed by the virtual tape.
View/Edit Virtual Standalone Tape
Use this page to view a list of the existing standalone devices, to access the page where you can change
the attributes of a device (click Modify), or to remove a device (click Delete).
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Device ID Indicates the ID automatically assigned to the device by the system or by the user.
Device Name Indicates the name automatically assigned to the device by the system.
Device Status Indicates the current state of the device.
Size (GB) Indicates the amount of space currently being used by the device.
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NOTE:
The size of a device reflects the space that is currently being used on a device; one GB equals one billion
bytes. (The appliance uses the calculation of 1000 x 1000 x 1000 instead of 1024 x 1024 x 1024.)
• Compression Indicates whether the compression feature was enabled for the device.
Modify Virtual Standalone Tape Configuration
Use this page to modify the compression, maximum size, device name, and host name for an existing
virtual Tape Device.
• Device Type Indicates that the device is a Standalone Tape Drive.
• Enable Tape Compression If your backup software supports a hardware compression feature for
use with tape, you can use this option to emulate that feature. For optimal backup performance,
leave this check box cleared; to maximize the backup storage capacity, select this check box.
• Maximum Cartridge Size Enter the maximum size that to allow the device to reach. The default
value is 200 GB. Set the maximum size to the physical capacity in order to grow to full capacity.
NOTE:
If you decide to change the maximum size at a later date, be aware that you can only increase the
size; you cannot reduce it. To use a device with a smaller maximum size, you must either delete this
device and recreate it using the desired size, or create an additional device that uses the desired size.
• iSCSI Device Name To change the default target name of a device, type the new name in this
field. (All targets must have an iSCSI name.)
• Current Cartridge Size Indicates the amount of space currently being used by the device.
• Tape Serial Number The serial number assigned by the GUI to this device.
• Status Indicates the current state of the device.
• iSCSI Host Name Use this field to change the name of the host system that accesses this
standalone tape.
• iSCSI Host IP Address If you want to use an additional level of authentication, use dotted decimal
notation to enter the IP address of the host system in this field.
Backup Host Summary
Use this page to view a summary of the initiators (backup hosts) that are assigned to the libraries and
devices currently defined on the appliance. For each host, this page shows information such as which
devices (targets) it is associated with.
Hardware Status
Use this page to monitor the status of volumes and each disk. Your can also use this page to verify the
RAID unit (after a RAID volume is created, that is, the Status is OK, click Verify to make sure that the
unit is fully functional).
Table 3 Hardware status indicators
Normal
Indicates that all components within the VLS are
operating normally.
Warning
Indicates that the RAID configuration is operating
in a degraded state or is rebuilding. Devices are
operational but not protected.
Error
Indicates that either the RAID configuration or a
specific disk failed.
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Network Configuration
Use this page to specify the configuration values for the network port.
Default Gateway
• IP Address Verify that this field contains the correct IP address for the gateway.
External Data
• VLS IP Address Using dotted decimal notation, enter a static IP address that is available for the
port within its respective subnetwork.
• VLS Subnet Mask Using dotted decimal notation, enter the subnet mask value of the network
segment (for example, 255.255.255.0).
• VLS MAC Address Indicates the Media Access Control (MAC) number of the port.
System Configuration
Use this page to specify system configuration values for the appliance, change the user name and
password used for access to the GUI, establish automatic E-mail notification of errors, and modify
the appliance date and time.
System Information
• VLS Name Enter up to 16 characters to name the appliance. You can use letters or a mixture of
letters and numbers, and you can also use hyphens (-). We recommend that you change this
name (the default is VLS-1000), especially if you use multiple appliances in your network.
Logon Information
Use this section to change your user name and password, which we recommend that you do during
the initial configuration process. (If you choose to keep administrator as your user name, we strongly
recommend that you change the password to protect the appliance from unauthorized access.)
IMPORTANT:
Both the user name and the password are case-sensitive.
• User Name Enter a new user name using up to 30 alphanumeric characters. You can use a
combination of alphabetic and numeric characters, or you can use only alphabetic characters.
NOTE:
Although the GUI allows you to enter and apply a name that uses only numbers, the change is not
saved. When you log on to the GUI using the new name, an error message appears; you must enter
the original name to log on.
• Password Enter a new password using up to 30 alphanumeric characters (do not use spaces or
Ctrl-key characters).
• Retype Password Enter the new password again.
E-mail Notification
The appliance continuously monitors its performance and routinely checks for disk failures. If you use this
feature, an E-mail message is automatically sent to the specified address whenever the Status of a volume
becomes anything other than Up (for example, changes to REBUILDING).
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• SMTP Server IP Address Using dotted decimal notation, enter the IP address of your incoming
mail server.
• From Address Enter the E-mail address from which the alert will be sent. This address must use the
same domain as the mail server specified for SMTP Server IP Address.
• Address for all warnings and critical messages Enter the E-mail address to which all alerts should
be sent (for example, the E-mail address for the network administrator).
• Address for critical messages only Enter the E-mail address to which only critical alerts should be
sent.
To verify that the messaging system is configured correctly, click Test. If the test E-mail message is not
successfully sent and received, correct the applicable information, and repeat the test.
Set Time
The appliance is originally set to use the time that corresponds to the Pacific time zone. If you are setting
up the appliance in a different time zone, use the options in this section to update the time and date
settings accordingly. This ensures that any log files or communications that occur (for example, if an
E-mail is automatically generated) reflect the correct date and time.
Support tab
Software Update
This page displays the following:
• Product Version Displays the version of the software.
• Serial Number Displays the number assigned to your appliance.
• Flash Version Displays the version of the embedded operating system.
To access the update page, click Update.
Update System
Using the Browse button, locate the load file with which to update the VLS. Click Submit.
Save/Restore Configuration
• Save This feature saves all configuration-related information, such as virtual libraries, devices, and
host-system information, to a location specified by you. (We strongly recommend that you invoke
this feature after you initially set up your system, and whenever you add a new library or tape
device or change configuration settings.) After you save the configuration, the system adds a
System Configuration log to the Generate Support Ticket page.
• Restore This feature restores the saved configuration (it recreates the virtual libraries, devices,
and host-system information).
IMPORTANT:
Invoking the Restore feature deletes all existing backup data from the appliance regardless of the status of
the restore command. (If the command does not complete successfully, all devices will still have been
deleted and all data lost.) That is, it only restores the configuration; it does not restore backup data.
Support Ticket
Use the Generate Support Ticket page when you are instructed to do so by Technical Support. The
Technical Support representative will guide you through the applicable log to find the necessary
information. Select the check box for the log file that you want to create, then click Save to store the file
on your system for subsequent viewing and research. (The file extension should be “.tgz”.)
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NOTE:
Use a text editor to view the file after you have saved it. We recommend that you use WordPad on a
Windows system, because it displays the configuration information in an easy-to-use format.
Ping Host
Use the Ping Host IP Address page to check network connectivity between the appliance and a host
system. Enter the IP address, and then click Ping. The GUI displays a message that indicates whether the
ping succeeded. After reviewing the message, click Continue to proceed.
Shut Down/Restart
Before using either of these options, make sure that none of the initiators (application and backup
systems) are currently accessing the appliance (that is, make sure that an initiator is not using the
appliance to perform a backup).
• Restart To shut down the appliance briefly and then automatically restart it, click this button. Wait
several minutes before you log back on to the GUI.
• Shut Down To shut down the appliance and leave the power off, click this button. Wait several
minutes before you perform any maintenance on the appliance.
VLS1000i Help
Selecting VLS1000i Help opens the entire help system.
Support Links
Where can I find more information?
The following HP StorageWorks 1000 Virtual Library System (VLS) documents are available online on
the HP web site (http://www.hp.com) and some are also available on the documentation CD shipped
with the VLS.
HP StorageWorks 1000i Virtual Library System user guide
This manual describes the VLS features, models, components, installation, operation, user interface, and
typical configuration and administration tasks. It also describes how to view hardware status and alerts,
replace customer-replaceable components, perform disaster recovery, and troubleshoot the VLS.
HP Support URL
You can view and download the latest release notes, troubleshooting information, software versions,
documentation, help files, and so on from the HP web site (http://www.hp.com).
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As you perform maintenance on the VLS, keep the following guidelines in mind:
• Do not turn off the VLS using the power button on the appliance. Verify that none of the initiators
have active connections, and use the Shutdown/Restart option in the GUI to shut down the VLS.
• If a peripheral does not work, make sure that all connections are secure.
Operational maintenance
As long as the VLS1000i is operational, there are many tools to help you diagnose issues and correct
them:
• To appraise you of appliance status, the VLS1000i can be configured to send E-mail alerts (see
List of e-mail alerts).
• Log files are automatically created to help you diagnose issues (see Log and configuration files).
• The VLS configuration can be saved to a file to make future configuration recovery possible (see
Log and configuration files).
• Single drive failures can be found and repaired (see Single drive failure).
List of E-mail alerts
As explained earlier in Configuring e-mail alerts, the VLS continuously monitors its performance and
routinely checks for disk failures. If the messaging option is enabled, an E-mail is sent whenever the status
of a volume on the Hardware Status page changes.
Each message includes the serial number for the appliance.
NOTE:
Messages regarding capacity levels (Warning and Critical) are only sent once.
Table 4 lists sample messages.
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Table 4 E-mail messages
E-mail subject
E-mail body
Indicates
All Units OK
<blank>
A previous alert state has been cleared.
Device Event, Unit SN:
<TapeSerialNumber>
Remaining Capacity Level:
Warning <percentage>
A standalone Dynamic Tape device exceeded 70
percent of its Dynamic Tape Maximum Size setting. If
the total available capacity for the appliance is less than
the maximum-size limit for the device, the 70 percent
threshold is calculated against the available capacity
instead of the maximum-size limit.
Device Event, Unit SN:
<TapeSerialNumber>
Remaining Capacity Level:
Critical <percentage>
A standalone Dynamic Tape device exceeded 90
percent of its Dynamic Tape Maximum Size setting, the
maximum is 1.5 TB). If the total available capacity for
the appliance is less than the maximum-size limit for the
device, the 90 percent threshold is calculated against
the available capacity instead of the maximum-size limit.
Device Event, Unit SN:
<TapeSerialNumber>
Remaining Capacity Level:
Safe
An overwrite operation reset the standalone Dynamic
Tape device to its default starting capacity of 1 GB.
E-mail Test, SN:
<VLSserialNumber>
This is a test E-mail.
The test E-mail was successful, and the alert function is
configured correctly.
Device Event, SN:
<VLSserialNumber>
VLS Name: <VLSname>HOST: 1 HOT SPARE
OKRAID5:PU:01 INITIALIZING
(0%)RAID5:PU:02 INITIALIZ­
ING (0%)HOST: 2 HOT SPARE
OKRAID5:PU:13 INITIALIZING
(0%)RAID5:PU:14 INITIALIZING
(0%)
Indicates that you selected a RAID 5 (with or without
logical volumes) configuration and identifies the status
of each physical unit (PU).
Storage Pool Event, Unit
SN: <VLSserialNumber>
Server Name: <VLSname>
Warning-Level Alert: Percent
Used: <percentage> Total
Capacity (GB): <capacity>
Available Capacity (GB):
<capacity>
Indicates that the amount of space allocated for use by
devices of type Disk and Tape exceeds 70 percent of
the total space available on the appliance.
Storage Pool Event, Unit
SN: <VLSserialNumber>
Server Name: <VLSname>
Critical-Level Alert: Percent
Used: <percentage> Total
Capacity (GB): <capacity>
Available Capacity (GB):
<capacity>
Indicates that the amount of space allocated for use by
devices of type Disk and Tape exceeds 90 percent of
the total space available on the appliance.
Storage Pool Event, Unit
SN: <VLSserialNumber>
Server Name: <VLSname>
Safe-Level Alert: Percent Used:
<percentage> Total Capacity
(GB): <capacity> Available
Capacity (GB): <capacity>
The amount of space allocated for use by devices of
type Disk and Tape is now less than 70 percent of the
total space available on the appliance.
Log files
The VLS creates and maintains log files that contain diagnostic information intended for use by HP
Storage Technical Support in troubleshooting issues you might encounter. The logs are updated every 60
seconds, with new information appended to the beginning of the applicable file. When the maximum
log-file size is reached, previous information is deleted so that new information can be added.
To retrieve the log files
1. On the Support tab under Maintenance, click Support Ticket. The Generate Support Ticket pane
displays as shown in Figure 55.
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Figure 55 Select log files
2. In the Generate Support Ticket pane, select the log files you want to view. Click Save to create an
archive file containing the selected log files.
3. Verify that the extension on the archive file is “.tgz”.
4. Review the contents of the log files contained in the archive file.
Configuration files
On request, the GUI creates a file of the VLS’s configuration.
To create the VLS configuration file:
1. On the GUI’s Support tab under Maintenance, click Save/Restore Configuration.
2. In the Save/Restore VLS Device Configuration section, click Save.
Figure 56 Save configuration file
3. When the created message appears, click Continue to download the file.
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Figure 57 Created file message window
4. When the File Download window displays, click Save. In the Save As window that displays, navigate
to where you want to save the file. Click Save.
Figure 58 Download configuration file
5. If the configuration file already exists, a window displays asking if you want to replace it. You can
either click Yes and replace it, or click No. This returns you to the Save As window where you can
change the name of the configuration file and then save it without replacing the existing one.
Figure 59 Save the configuration file
6. When the download finishes, the Download Complete window displays. Click Close.
Single drive failure
If only one drive fails, the VLS1000i continues to function; when more than one drive fails, the VLS1000i
can not continue. Therefore, if a drive fails it is important to repair it before another drive fails. The
following notifications are provided when a drive fails:
• An E-mail alert will be sent (if the VLS1000i is configured to send them).
• The Hardware Status page will display an error icon on the failed drive.
To repair the failed drive:
1. Insert the Diagnostic/Quick Restore CD in the CD-ROM drive.
2. Power off the appliance (see Powering down the VLS) but select Restart. Do not unplug the
node AC power cord.
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3. Push the power button to boot the appliance from the Diagnostic/Quick Restore CD. The
CD checks the appliance and visually displays which drive has failed (see Using the
Diagnostic/Quick Restore CD).
4. Remove the Diagnostic/Quick Restore CD from the CD-ROM drive
5. Push the power button to turn off the appliance and unplug the node AC power cord.
6. Replace the failed drive (see Hard disk drives).
7. Plug in the node AC power cord and push the power button to start the appliance.
The disk array will automatically rebuild without data loss. A warning icon displays in the Hardware
Status page until the rebuild is complete. Performance will be reduces during the rebuild.
Non-operational diagnostics and recovery
In some cases, a failure will render the VLS1000i non-operational. These failures include:
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Multiple drive failure
Firmware corruption
Fatal hardware failure
Appliance replacement
Multiple drive failure
If multiple drives failed, it is because the RAID has failed. All data (including firmware, the configuration,
data on the virtual tape) is lost. To repair the device and return it to operational status:
1. Insert the Diagnostic/Quick Restore CD in the CD-ROM drive.
2. Power off the appliance (see Powering down the VLS) but select Restart. Do not unplug the
node AC power cord.
3. The appliance boots from the Diagnostic/Quick Restore CD. The CD checks the appliance and
visually displays which drives have failed (see Using the Diagnostic/Quick Restore CD).
4. Push the power button to turn off the appliance and unplug the node AC power cord.
5. Replace all of the failed drives (see Hard disk drives).
6. Plug in the node AC power cord.
7. With the Diagnostic/Quick Restore CD still in the CD-ROM drive, push the power button to
start the appliance.
8. Follow the prompts to allow the disk array to automatically rebuild the RAID and reinstall the
firmware.
9. Remove the Diagnostic/Quick Restore CD from the CD-ROM drive.
10. Push the power button to reboot the appliance.
11. Configure the network address (see Configuring the VLS appliance with the VLS Discovery tool
or Configuring the VLS appliance via the default IP Address for instructions).
12. Restore from the most recently-saved configuration file to rebuild virtual devices.
Firmware corruption
If the firmware gets corrupted:
1. Insert the Diagnostic/Quick Restore CD in the CD-ROM drive.
2. Power off the appliance (see Powering down the VLS) but select Restart. Do not unplug the
node AC power cord.
3. The appliance boots from the Diagnostic/Quick Restore CD. Follow the prompts to reinstall the
VLS firmware (see Using the Diagnostic/Quick Restore CD).
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NOTE:
Reinstalling the firmware does not damage the previous configuration or stored data.
4. Remove the Diagnostic/Quick Restore CD from the CD-ROM drive.
5. Press the power button to restart the computer.
WARNING!
Do not restore a previously saved configuration. If you do, it will destroy all data on the drives.
Fatal hardware failure
If the VLS1000i is non-responsive and you can not run the Diagnostic/Quick Restore CD at all, call
HP technical support.
Appliance replacement
If the entire VLS1000i appliance was replaced (usually due to an on-site disaster) you can restore the
previously saved configuration using the Restore Configuration option in the GUI. This will restore the
virtual device configuration to the new appliance.
WARNING!
Using Restore Configuration destroys any existing configuration and all tape data. HP recommends you
use this option only on blank devices.
Using the Diagnostic/Quick Restore CD
NOTE:
Do not use the operating system to diagnose the VLS1000i or to perform disaster recovery. Use only the HP
StorageWorks VLS Diagnostic/Quick Restore CD.
To use the Diagnostic/Quick Restore CD and perform disaster recovery requires access to the appliance’s
front panel LEDs and buttons:
1.
Remove the bezel from the appliance (see Figure 12 for the location of the bezel and how
it is attached).
2. Identify items on the front panel (see Figure 60).
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5
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10
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7 9
2
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Slim DVD-ROM
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UID LED
2
Slot power LED
8
Power LED
3
Two USB ports
9
UID button
4
HDD activity LED
10
Power button
5
LED (not used)
11
HDD bays (0–3)
6
NICs LEDs
Figure 60 Front panel LEDs and buttons
When you have a problem with one of your drives, diagnose the problem as follows:
1. Attach a keyboard and monitor to the appliance.
2. Insert the HP StorageWorks VLS Diagnostic/Quick Restore CD into the CD-ROM drive on the
VLS1000i array.
3. Reboot the array and wait for the system to prompt you.
NOTE:
If the diagnostics or disaster recovery process stops and a c:> prompt displays, or to refresh the
status of the disaster recovery process, type diag, then press Enter.
4. Follow the instructions that display on the monitor.
NOTE:
The Diagnostic/Quick Restore CD will warn you of data loss only when data loss can or will occur;
otherwise, no mention of data loss displays.
Possible error messages and their meanings or corrective actions are as follows:
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Table 5 Diagnostics messages
Error message
Meaning and/or corrective action
Error: There is a drive in the system
that is smaller than the smallest
supported size, which is 232 GB.
Drive sizes in GB are listed below
and correspond to drives from left to
right as you face the front of the unit
(power switch on the right).
### ### ### ###
A drive in the system is below the minimum size. If
possible, change the drive size. If the drive is physically
too small, upgrade the drive to an acceptable size.
NOTE:
A size of zero (0) indicates a bad drive.
The drive(s) indicated above failed the
diagnostic test and must be replaced.
Note which drive(s) failed, press the
power button to shut down the system,
and replace the drive(s).
One or more drives have failed the diagnostic test.
Replace these drives.
The diagnostic test detected no working
drives. The drives may need to be
replaced; however, it is likely that
the failure is in the array, power
supply, or some other device. Do
not replace the drives at this time.
Instead, contact HP technical support
for further assistance.
All drives have failed diagnostic testing. Contact HP
technical support. DO NOT replace the drives at this
time.
Warning: The drives in the system
are not the same size. Drive sizes in
GB are listed below and correspond to
drives from left to right as you face
the front of the unit with the power
switch on the right.
### ### ### ###
All drives will have the usable
capacity of the smallest drive.
Do you wish to continue? (Y/N)
The drives are not the same size. Select Y to allow the
smallest drive to set the size of all drives on the system.
Select N to exit the diagnostic program and change the
limiting drive or its configured size.
Error: One or both RAIDs are
corrupted. Do you want to rebuild
the RAIDs and reinstall the firmware?
(Y/N) Note: This will destroy all data
in the RAIDs.
HP recommends you select Y unless you need to recover
data and think that the data RAID might still be good.
In this case, call HP technical support.
The boot RAID is the wrong size. The
optimal size is 4 GB. Do you want to
rebuild the RAIDs and reinstall the
firmware? (Y/N) Note: This will
destroy all data in the RAIDs.
The boot raid has been manually changed to a size
other than 4 GB. The RAID will cease functioning when
it runs out of room.
The data RAID is the wrong size. The optimal size is
1396 GB; the current size is ###. Do you want to
rebuild the RAIDs and reinstall the firmware? (Y/N)
Note: This will destroy all data in the RAIDs.
The data raid is the wrong size (2 TB unit) because it has
been manually changed to a size other than the optimal
size. The can severely limit functionality depending on
how much smaller than optimal the data RAID is.
The RAIDs are in good shape, do you
want to reinstall the firmware?
The RAIDs and drives passed the diagnostic testing. You
have the option of reinstalling firmware now. Reasons
to reinstall firmware include: a firmware update failed,
a firmware update succeeded but the appliance is not
working properly, the firmware is corrupted, or you
have been instructed by HP technical support to reinstall
firmware.
The boot RAID is rebuilding at [print
string specified here]. Please wait.
The boot RAID is rebuilding. Wait for the process to
end.
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Error message
Meaning and/or corrective action
The data RAID is rebuilding at [print
string specified here]. Please wait.
The data RAID is rebuilding. Wait for the process to
end.
Insert the operating system CD and
press any key to continue.
You have chosen to reinstall the firmware in a previous
step. Eject the current CD from the CD-ROM drive and
install the operating system CD.
Unable to get diagnostic information
for this appliance. Please contact HP
technical support.
Contact technical support.
Unable to get diagnostic information
for this appliance (no output file).
Please contact HP technical support.
Contact technical support.
Unable to get diagnostic information
for this appliance (bad file format).
Please contact HP technical support.
Contact technical support.
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7 Component replacement
This section describes some of the most common hardware maintenance and servicing procedures
for the VLS1000i.
CAUTION:
The server does not completely power off when the front panel power button is pressed. The power
button toggles server power between On and Standby. In Standby, the server removes power from most
electronics and drives, while portions of the power supply and some internal circuitry remain active. To
completely remove power from the system, see Powering down the VLS.
Safety considerations
To prevent damaging the system, be aware of the precautions you need to follow when setting up the
system or handling parts. A discharge of static electricity from a finger or other conductor may damage
system boards or other static-sensitive devices. This type of damage may reduce the life expectancy of
the device.
To prevent electrostatic damage:
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Avoid hand contact by transporting and storing products in static-safe containers.
Keep electrostatic-sensitive parts in their containers until they arrive at static-free workstations.
Place parts on a grounded surface before removing them from their containers.
Avoid touching pins, leads, or circuitry.
Always be properly grounded when touching a static-sensitive component or assembly.
Grounding methods to prevent electrostatic damage
There are several methods for grounding. Use one or more of the following methods when handling or
installing electrostatic-sensitive parts:
• Use a wrist strap connected by a ground cord to a grounded workstation or computer chassis.
Wrist straps are flexible straps with a minimum of 1 megaohm ± 10 percent resistance in the
ground cords. To provide proper ground, wear the strap snug against the skin.
• Use heel straps, toe straps, or boot straps at standing workstations. Wear the straps on both feet
when standing on conductive floors or dissipating floor mats.
• Use conductive field service tools.
• Use a portable field service kit with a folding static-dissipating work mat.
If you do not have any of the suggested equipment for proper grounding, have an authorized reseller
install the part. For more information on static electricity, or assistance with product installation, contact
your authorized reseller.
Warnings and cautions
Before removing the node access panel, be sure that you understand the following warnings and cautions.
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WARNING!
To reduce the risk of personal injury from hot surfaces, allow the internal system components to cool
before touching them.
CAUTION:
Do not operate the node for long periods without the access panel. Operating the node without the
access panel results in improper airflow and improper cooling that can lead to thermal damage.
Chassis covers
Two covers can be removed from the top of the VLS1000i:
• Rear top cover
• Front top cover
CAUTION:
Remove power to the server by disconnecting the power cord before removing or installing the chassis
top covers.
Rear top cover
To remove the rear top cover:
1.
Remove the one screw securing the cover to the chassis (1).
Figure 61 Removing rear top cover
2. Press the button on the cover (2) and slide the cover to the rear (3).
To install the rear top cover:
1.
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Figure 62 Sliding on rear top cover
2. Secure the cover with one screw.
Figure 63 Tighten rear top cover screw
Front top cover
NOTE:
The rear top cover must be removed before the front top cover can be removed. See Rear top cover.
CAUTION:
Remove power to the server by disconnecting the power cord before removing or installing the chassis
top covers.
To remove the front top cover:
1.
Loosen the four screws along the top edge and the two screws on both sides of the cover.
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Figure 64 Loosen front top cover screws
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2. Slide the cover to the rear.
Figure 65 Sliding off front top cover
To install the front top cover:
1.
Set the cover on the server and slide it towards the front.
Figure 66 Sliding on front top cover
2. Secure the cover with four screws on the top and two screws on each side.
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Figure 67 Tighten front top cover screws
Backplane battery
CAUTION:
Remove power to the server by disconnecting the power cord before removing or installing the backplane
battery.
Refer to Figure 68 for the location of the battery on the backplane.
Figure 68 Backplane battery location
To remove the backplane battery:
1. Remove the rear top cover (see Rear top cover).
2. Pull the battery retaining clip away from the battery (1).
Figure 69 Removing backplane battery
3. Lift the battery on the lever side and pull it out of the holder (2).
To install the backplane battery:
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1.
Pull the battery retaining clip away (1).
Figure 70 Installing backplane battery
2. Place the battery into the holder (2).
3. Reattach the rear top cover (see Rear top cover).
System memory
CAUTION:
Remove power to the server by disconnecting the power cord before removing or installing system
memory.
See for the location of the two 240–pin dual inline memory module (DIMM) sockets. The sockets support
up to 8 GB dual channel DDR2 533/667 MHz unbuffered low-profile (1.2 inch) synchronous dynamic
random access memory (SDRAM) with error-correcting code (ECC) support.
Figure 71 Location of DIMM sockets
The four DIMM sockets are respectively CH_B DIMM1, CH_B DIMM0, CH_A DIMM1 and CH_A
DIMM0. All the low-profile DIMMs must be the same speed. See the table below for installing one or
more modules in the sockets.
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Figure 72 DIMM map
Table 6 Populating the DIMM sockets
DIMM
quantity
CH_A
DIMM0
CH_A
DIMM1
CH_B DIMM0
CH_B DIMM0
None
None
None
Yes
None
Yes
None
None
2
None
Yes
None
Yes
4
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
1
To remove a DIMM from a socket:
1. Remove the rear top cover (see Rear top cover).
2. Press the retaining clips outward to unlock the DIMM socket (1). This action releases the module
and partially lifts the module out of the socket.
Figure 73 Removing a DIMM
3. Lift out the DIMM (2).
To install a DIMM into a socket:
1.
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Figure 74 Unlock retaining clips
2. Carefully insert the DIMM into the socket until the retaining clips snap back in place.
Figure 75 Inserting DIMM into socket
3. Reattach the rear top cover (see Rear top cover).
System fans
CAUTION:
Remove power to the server by disconnecting the power cord before removing or installing a system fan.
Refer to Figure 76 for the location of the system fans.
Figure 76 Location of system fans
To remove a system fan:
1. Remove the rear top cover (see Rear top cover).
2. Locate the cable for the fan to be removed and unplug it from the backplane connector.
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Figure 77 System fan cables
3. Pull up on the fan to disengage the fan guide pins from the fan clip.
Figure 78 Lifting out fan
4. Reverse the steps to insert a replacement system fan.
Hard disk drives
CAUTION:
Remove power to the server by disconnecting the power cord before removing or installing hard disk
drives (HDDs).
Refer to Figure 79 for the location of the HDDs.
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Figure 79 Location of HDDs
To remove an HDD:
1.
Turn the lock counterclockwise to release the lever from the HDD.
Figure 80 Releasing HDD lever
2. Slide the release button in the direction of the arrow and the lever lifts automatically.
3. Slide the HDD assembly out of the HDD bay.
Figure 81 Sliding HDD from bay
4. Remove the four screws securing the HDD to the HDD tray.
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Figure 82 Removing HDD from tray
Reverse the steps to install a new HDD.
RAID controller card
CAUTION:
Remove power to the server by disconnecting the power cord before removing or installing a RAID
controller card and riser assembly.
To remove the RAID controller card:
1.
On the RAID controller card, disconnect the hard drive cables that connect to the SATA
backplane, and the power cable that connects to the system board.
2. Lift the riser card assembly out of the chassis. (The RAID controller card is connected to the
riser card assembly.)
Figure 83 Removing riser card assembly
3. Remove the screw securing the RAID controller card to the riser card assembly and pull the
controller card from the riser card assembly PCI-X slot.
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Figure 84 Removing controller card from riser card assembly
4. Reverse the steps to install a new RAID controller card.
DVD-ROM drive
CAUTION:
Remove power to the server by disconnecting the power cord before removing or installing a RAID
controller card and riser assembly.
To remove the DVD-ROM drive:
1. Remove the top front cover (see Front top cover)
2. Remove the two screws securing the DVD-ROM.
Figure 85 Removed DVD-ROM screws
3. Lift the DVD-ROM out of the VLS.
Figure 86 Lifting the DVD-ROM out of the VLS
4. Remove the two screws and then the connector plate from the DVD-ROM.
Figure 87 Removing the DVD-ROM connector plate
5.
Reverse the steps to install a new DVD-ROM drive.
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A Specifications
This section provides the VLS node specifications.
VLS1000i node specifications
Table 7 VLS1000i node specifications
Attribute
VLS1000i
Disk drive capacity
500 GB SATA 7200 rpm
Number of drives
4
Usable capacity
1.5 GB
Aggregate sustainable data transfer
40 MB/sec
Interface
1x1 GB iSCSI port
System specifications
Table 8 System specifications
Attribute
Specification
Processor
Pentium dual-core Smithfield processor (2.8 GHz,
800 MHz FSB)
Memory
1024 MB DDR2 SRAM 533 MHz FSB
RAID controller
Hardware
Factory configured RAID
RAID 5
LAN
Dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet auto-sensing LAN
interface
NOTE:
The second LAN is currently not used.
Electrical specifications
Table 9 Electrical specifications
Attribute
Specification
Nominal line voltage
115/230 VAC
Range line voltage
90/264 VAC
Rated input frequency
47 to 63 Hz
Rated input current
6 A (115 VAC), 3 A (230 VAC)
Power supply output
350 W (rated steady state power output)
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Physical specifications
Table 10 Physical specifications
Attribute
Specification
Height
4.3 cm (1.7 inches)
Width
43.2 cm (17 inches)
Depth
67.3 cm (26.5 inches)
Weight
11.63 kg (25.64 pounds)
Form factor
1U
Environmental specifications
Table 11 Environmental specifications
Attribute
Specification
Operating
Non-operating
Temperature range
10 degrees to 40 degrees C
(50 degrees to 104 degrees F)
—40 degrees to 60 degrees C
(-40 degrees to 149 degrees F)
Relative humidity
(non-condensing)
8 percent to 80 percent
8 percent to 80 percent
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B Troubleshooting
Issues external to the VLS1000i may interfere with backup, maintenance, or accessibility. The following
sections describe potential issues and solutions.
The VLS is operational, but inaccessible
If you cannot access the VLS through the GUI, try the following:
1. Check the LED lights on the VLS.
If lights are not on, check all connections between the VLS and the power source.
2. Make sure that all applicable IP addresses are correct.
3. Make sure the network cable is properly installed.
The network cable must be securely attached at all connections. If the cable appears to be properly
attached but the problem persists, try different cables.
Internet Explorer does not redirect from IP address on
Windows Server 2003
If you access the VLS GUI using Internet Explorer running on Windows Server 2003, you might see a
blank screen after you enter a valid IP address for the VLS to which you are trying to connect.
This happens because Internet Explorer has an enhanced security configuration that is enabled by
default in Windows Server 2003. This setting does not allow the server to redirect the IP address to the
correct location. To prevent this from occurring, you need to add the IP address for the VLS to the list
of trusted sites for this server.
To add the VLS to the list of trusted sites
1. Launch Internet Explorer.
2. In the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
3. On the Security tab, select Trusted Sites, and then click Sites.
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Figure 88 I.E. Security tab window
4. In the Add this Web site to the zone box, type the IP address for the VLS, and click Add.
Figure 89 Add Trusted sites window
5. To dismiss the Trusted sites dialog box, click Close, and then click OK to save your changes and
close the Internet Options dialog box.
6. In the browser window, try accessing the GUI for the VLS again.
The log on window should appear.
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Clicking submit invokes a refresh error message or receives
no response
If you click a Submit button while in the VLS GUI and you get an error about using the Refresh button or no
response is taken, it might be because your browser is not set to allow the use of Java applets and scripts.
NOTE:
The instructions provided are for I.E. 6.0. The steps will be different when using other web browsers.
To enable scripting in Internet Explorer
1. Launch Microsoft Internet Explorer.
2. In the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
3. On the Security tab, click Custom Level.
Figure 90 I.E. Security Tab Window — Custom Level
4. In the Scripting section, under Scripting of Java applets, select Enable, and click OK.
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Figure 91 Security settings — enable
To enable scripting in Mozilla
5. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
6. In the Tools menu, click Options.
7. Click the Web Features icon.
8. Select the Enable Java and Enable JavaScript check boxes, and click OK.
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Figure 92 Enabling Java and JavaScript
Receive error message Page Not Found (HTTP 500 Internal
Server Error)
If the VLS GUI goes blank for a several minutes and then displays a “The page cannot be displayed”
message (which is further identified as an HTTP 500 Internal Server Error), it might be because the
RAID has developed a problem.
1. Make sure that all disks are inserted in the appliance.
2. Close the browser window, and then log back on to the VLS GUI.
3. Use the Physical Volume Management page to verify that all disks are functioning normally.
Unable to log on to the GUI
If you are unable to log on to the VLS GUI, it might be because you are using Internet Explorer and the
privacy setting is set above Medium (the GUI is a Web-enabled program that requires the use of cookies;
setting the privacy option higher than Medium prevents the program from working correctly), or it might
be because you are entering the name and password incorrectly.
1. Make sure that you are entering the name and password correctly; they are case-sensitive.
The GUI uses the following defaults for the name and password:
Name:
administrator
Password:
admin
2. If you are able to log on, but then are logged off unexpectedly, make sure that you are the only
person accessing the VLS GUI.
For more information, see Unexpectedly logged off.
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3. If you are unable to access the GUI in Internet Explorer running on any version of Windows other
than Windows Server 2003, do the following (if you are using Windows Server 2003, perform the
steps outlined in Internet Explorer does not redirect from IP address on Windows Server 2003):
a. Launch Internet Explorer.
b. In the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
c. On the Privacy tab, move the slider to Medium (or lower).
d. To save your changes, click OK.
The system has reached, or will not exceed, a limit or capacity
If you try to create a VL and the process fails, it might because of one of the following:
•
•
•
•
•
You have used the maximum number of tape drives or tape cartridges.
The appliance could not create one of the VL components (changer, drive, or cartridge).
The appliance has used the maximum number of logical volumes allowed.
The appliance could not open and initialize the tape changer.
The appliance could not save the configuration file for the VL.
Read any error messages for further information. If necessary, check settings and manage the
configuration.
Receive System Logout message
When you are using the VLS GUI:
• If you log on from one system and then log on from another system, the VLS GUI automatically
logs you off from the first system.
• If another user logs on to the VLS GUI, the VLS GUI automatically logs you off from the system.
• After an hour of inactivity, the VLS GUI automatically logs you off from the system.
Receive perpetual loop of audio alerts
On startup, the VLS might reach an error state and begin an endless loop of alerts. The pattern (2 beeps
separated by a 1-second delay) repeats every 4 seconds.
NOTE:
If the VLS reaches this error state, turn the VLS off and then back on.
The cause of this error state might also be that a LAN cable is not connected. In that case, check the
connections, turn the VLS off, then turn the VLS back on.
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C Regulatory compliance and
safety
This section contains regulatory notices for the HP StorageWorks 1000i virtual library system.
Regulatory compliance identification numbers
For the purpose of regulatory compliance certifications and identification, this product has been
assigned a unique regulatory model number. The regulatory model number can be found on the
product nameplate label, along with all required approval markings and information. When requesting
compliance information for this product, always refer to this regulatory model number. The regulatory
model number is not the marketing name or model number of the product.
Product specific information:
• HP StorageWorks 1000i virtual library system
• Regulatory model number: SNPRF 0501
• FCC and CISPR classification: Class A
• This product contains a lithium manganese dioxide (lithium) button cell battery (CR 2032). The battery
is removable and is located under the black air deflector between the fans and the main processor
heat sink. This is located in the main compartment under the top cover.
• This product does not contain a laser.
Federal Communications Commission notice
Part 15 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Rules and Regulations has established Radio
Frequency (RF) emission limits to provide an interference-free radio frequency spectrum. Many electronic
devices, including computers, generate RF energy incidental to their intended function and are, therefore,
covered by these rules. These rules place computers and related peripheral devices into two classes, A
and B, depending upon their intended installation. Class A devices are those that may reasonably be
expected to be installed in a business or commercial environment. Class B devices are those that may
reasonably be expected to be installed in a residential environment (personal computers, for example).
The FCC requires devices in both classes to bear a label indicating the interference potential of the device
as well as additional operating instructions for the user.
The rating label on the device shows which class (A or B) the equipment falls into. Class B devices have
an FCC logo or FCC ID on the label. Class A devices do not have an FCC logo or FCC ID on the label.
Once the class of the device is determined, refer to the following corresponding statement.
Class A equipment
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a
residential area is likely to cause harmful interference, in which case the user will be required to correct
the interference at personal expense.
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Class B equipment
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio or television technician for help.
Declaration of conformity for products marked with the FCC logo, United States
only
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
For questions regarding your product, contact:
Hewlett-Packard Company
P. O. Box 692000, Mail Stop 530113
Houston, Texas 77269-2000
Or, call
1-800- 652-6672
For questions regarding this FCC declaration, contact:
Hewlett-Packard Company
P. O. Box 692000, Mail Stop 510101
Houston, Texas 77269-2000
Or, call
(281) 514-3333
To identify this product, refer to the Part, Series, or Model number found on the product.
Modifications
The FCC requires the user to be notified that any changes or modifications made to this device that are not
expressly approved by Hewlett-Packard Company may void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
Cables
When provided, connections to this device must be made with shielded cables with metallic RFI/EMI
connector hoods in order to maintain compliance with FCC Rules and Regulations.
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Laser compliance
This product may be provided with an optical storage device (that is, CD or DVD drive) and/or fiber
optic transceiver. Each of these devices contain a laser that is classified as a Class 1 Laser Product in
accordance with US FDA regulations and the IEC 60826–1. The product does not emit hazardous
laser radiation.
WARNING!
Use of controls or adjustments, or performance of procedures other than those specified herein, or in
the laser product's installation guide, may result in hazardous radiation exposure. To reduce the risk
of exposure to hazardous radiation:
• Do not try to open the module enclosure. There are no user-serviceable components inside.
• Do not operate controls, make adjustments, or perform procedures to the laser device, other than
those specified herein.
• Allow only HP Authorized Service technicians to repair the unit.
The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
implemented regulations for laser products on August 2, 1976. These regulations apply to laser products
manufactured from August 1 1976. Compliance is mandatory for products marketed in the United States.
International notices and statements
Canadian notice (Avis Canadien)
Class A equipment
This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment
Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe A respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel
brouilleur du Canada.
Class B equipment
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment
Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel
brouilleur du Canada.
European Union notice
Products bearing the CE marking comply with the EMC Directive (89/336/EEC) and the Low
Voltage Directive (73/23/EEC) issued by the Commission of the European Community and if this product
has telecommunication functionality, the R&TTE Directive (1999/5/EC).
Compliance with these directives implies conformity to the following European Norms (in parentheses are
the equivalent international standards and regulations):
•
•
•
•
•
EN 55022 (CISPR 22) - Electromagnetic Interference
EN55024 (IEC61000-4-2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11) - Electromagnetic Immunity
EN61000-3-2 (IEC61000-3-2) - Power Line Harmonics
EN61000-3-3 (IEC61000-3-3) - Power Line Flicker
EN 60950 (IEC 60950) - Product Safety
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BSMI notice
Japanese notice
Korean notice (A&B)
Class A equipment
Class B equipment
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Safety
Battery replacement notice
WARNING!
The product contains an internal lithium manganese dioxide battery. A risk of fire and burns exists if the
battery is not properly handled. To reduce the risk of personal injury:
• Do not attempt to recharge the battery.
• Do not expose the battery to temperatures higher than 60˚C (140˚F).
• Do not disassemble, crush, puncture, short external contacts, or dispose of in fire or water.
Batteries, battery packs, and accumulators should not be disposed of together with the general
household waste. To forward them to recycling or proper disposal, please use the public collection system
or return them to HP, an authorized HP Partner, or their agents.
For more information about battery replacement or proper disposal, contact an authorized reseller or an
authorized service provider.
Taiwan battery recycling notice
The Taiwan EPA requires dry battery manufacturing or importing firms in accordance with
Article 15 of the Waste Disposal Act to indicate the recovery marks on the batteries used in sales,
giveaway or promotion. Contact a qualified Taiwanese recycler for proper battery disposal.
Power cords
The power cord set must meet the requirements for use in the country where the product was purchased.
If the product is to be used in another country, purchase a power cord that is approved for use in
that country.
The power cord must be rated for the product and for the voltage and current marked on the product
electrical ratings label. The voltage and current rating of the cord should be greater than the voltage and
current rating marked on the product. In addition, the diameter of the wire must be a minimum of 1.00
mm2 or 18 AWG, and the length of the cord must be between 1.8 m (6 ft) and 3.6 m (12 ft). If you have
questions about the type of power cord to use, contact an HP authorized service provider.
NOTE:
Route power cords so that they will not be walked on and cannot be pinched by items placed upon
or against them. Pay particular attention to the plug, electrical outlet, and the point where the cords
exit from the product.
Japanese power cord notice
Electrostatic discharge
To prevent damage to the system, be aware of the precautions you need to follow when setting up the
system or handling parts. A discharge of static electricity from a finger or other conductor may damage
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system boards or other static-sensitive devices. This type of damage may reduce the life expectancy of
the device.
To prevent electrostatic damage, observe the following precautions:
•
•
•
•
•
Avoid hand contact by transporting and storing products in static-safe containers.
Keep electrostatic-sensitive parts in their containers until they arrive at static-free workstations.
Place parts on a grounded surface before removing them from their containers.
Avoid touching pins, leads, or circuitry.
Always be properly grounded when touching a static-sensitive component or assembly.
Preventing electrostatic discharge
To prevent electrostatic damage, observe the following precautions:
•
•
•
•
•
Avoid hand contact by transporting and storing products in static-safe containers.
Keep electrostatic-sensitive parts in their containers until they arrive at static-free workstations.
Place parts on a grounded surface before removing them from their containers.
Avoid touching pins, leads, or circuitry.
Always be properly grounded when touching a static-sensitive component or assembly.
Grounding methods
There are several methods for grounding. Use one or more of the following methods when handling or
installing electrostatic-sensitive parts:
• Use a wrist strap connected by a ground cord to a grounded workstation or computer chassis.
Wrist straps are flexible straps with a minimum of 1 megohm ± 10 percent resistance in the
ground cords. To provide proper grounding, wear the strap snug against the skin.
• Use heel straps, toe straps, or boot straps at standing workstations. Wear the straps on both feet
when standing on conductive floors or dissipating floor mats.
• Use conductive field service tools.
• Use a portable field service kit with a folding static-dissipating work mat.
If you do not have any of the suggested equipment for proper grounding, have an authorized reseller
install the part.
NOTE:
For more information on static electricity, or for assistance with product installation, contact your
authorized reseller.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment directive
Czechoslovakian notice
Likvidace zařízení soukromými domácími uživateli v Evropské unii
Tento symbol na produktu nebo balení označuje výrobek, který nesmí být vyhozen spolu s ostatním
domácím odpadem. Povinností uživatele je předat takto označený odpad na předem určené sběrné
místo pro recyklaci elektrických a elektronických zařízení. Okamžité třídění a recyklace odpadu pomůže
uchovat přírodní prostředí a zajistí takový způsob recyklace, který ochrání zdraví a životní prostředí
člověka. Další informace o možnostech odevzdání odpadu k recyklaci získáte na příslušném obecním
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nebo městském úřadě, od firmy zabývající se sběrem a svozem odpadu nebo v obchodě, kde jste
produkt zakoupili.
Danish notice
Bortskaffelse af affald fra husstande i den Europæiske Union
Hvis produktet eller dets emballage er forsynet med dette symbol, angiver det, at produktet ikke må
bortskaffes med andet almindeligt husholdningsaffald. I stedet er det dit ansvar at bortskaffe kasseret
udstyr ved at aflevere det på den kommunale genbrugsstation, der forestår genvinding af kasseret
elektrisk og elektronisk udstyr. Den centrale modtagelse og genvinding af kasseret udstyr i forbindelse
med bortskaffelsen bidrager til bevarelse af naturlige ressourcer og sikrer, at udstyret genvindes på en
måde, der beskytter både mennesker og miljø. Yderligere oplysninger om, hvor du kan aflevere kasseret
udstyr til genvinding, kan du få hos kommunen, den lokale genbrugsstation eller i den butik, hvor du
købte produktet.
Dutch notice
Verwijdering van afgedankte apparatuur door privé-gebruikers in de Europese Unie
Dit symbool op het product of de verpakking geeft aan dat dit product niet mag worden
gedeponeerd bij het normale huishoudelijke afval. U bent zelf verantwoordelijk voor het inleveren van uw
afgedankte apparatuur bij een inzamelingspunt voor het recyclen van oude elektrische en elektronische
apparatuur. Door uw oude apparatuur apart aan te bieden en te recyclen, kunnen natuurlijke bronnen
worden behouden en kan het materiaal worden hergebruikt op een manier waarmee de volksgezondheid
en het milieu worden beschermd. Neem contact op met uw gemeente, het afvalinzamelingsbedrijf of
de winkel waar u het product hebt gekocht voor meer informatie over inzamelingspunten waar u oude
apparatuur kunt aanbieden voor recycling.
English notice
Disposal of waste equipment by users in private household in the European Union
This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product must not be disposed of
with your other household waste. Instead, it is your responsibility to dispose of your waste equipment
by handing it over to a designated collection point for recycling of waste electrical and electronic
equipment. The separate collection and recycling of your waste equipment at the time of disposal will
help to conserve natural resources and ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects human health
and the environment. For more information about where you can drop off your waste equipment for
recycling, please contact your local city office, your household waste disposal service, or the shop where
you purchased the product.
Estonian notice
Seadmete jäätmete kõrvaldamine eramajapidamistes Euroopa Liidus
See tootel või selle pakendil olev sümbol näitab, et kõnealust toodet ei tohi koos teiste
majapidamisjäätmetega kõrvaldada. Teie kohus on oma seadmete jäätmed kõrvaldada, viies need
elektri- ja elektroonikaseadmete jäätmete ringlussevõtmiseks selleks ettenähtud kogumispunkti. Seadmete
jäätmete eraldi kogumine ja ringlussevõtmine kõrvaldamise ajal aitab kaitsta loodusvarasid ning tagada,
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et ringlussevõtmine toimub viisil, mis kaitseb inimeste tervist ning keskkonda. Lisateabe saamiseks
selle kohta, kuhu oma seadmete jäätmed ringlussevõtmiseks viia, võtke palun ühendust oma kohaliku
linnakantselei, majapidamisjäätmete kõrvaldamise teenistuse või kauplusega, kust Te toote ostsite.
Finnish notice
Laitteiden hävittäminen kotitalouksissa Euroopan unionin alueella
Jos tuotteessa tai sen pakkauksessa on tämä merkki, tuotetta ei saa hävittää kotitalousjätteiden
mukana. Tällöin hävitettävä laite on toimitettava sähkölaitteiden ja elektronisten laitteiden
kierrätyspisteeseen. Hävitettävien laitteiden erillinen käsittely ja kierrätys auttavat säästämään
luonnonvaroja ja varmistamaan, että laite kierrätetään tavalla, joka estää terveyshaitat ja suojelee
luontoa. Lisätietoja paikoista, joihin hävitettävät laitteet voi toimittaa kierrätettäväksi, saa ottamalla
yhteyttä jätehuoltoon tai liikkeeseen, josta tuote on ostettu.
French notice
Élimination des appareils mis au rebut par les ménages dans l'Union européenne
Le symbole apposé sur ce produit ou sur son emballage indique que ce produit ne doit pas être
jeté avec les déchets ménagers ordinaires. Il est de votre responsabilité de mettre au rebut vos appareils
en les déposant dans les centres de collecte publique désignés pour le recyclage des équipements
électriques et électroniques. La collecte et le recyclage de vos appareils mis au rebut indépendamment du
reste des déchets contribue à la préservation des ressources naturelles et garantit que ces appareils seront
recyclés dans le respect de la santé humaine et de l'environnement. Pour obtenir plus d'informations
sur les centres de collecte et de recyclage des appareils mis au rebut, veuillez contacter les autorités
locales de votre région, les services de collecte des ordures ménagères ou le magasin dans lequel
vous avez acheté ce produit.
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Entsorgung von Altgeräten aus privaten Haushalten in der EU
Das Symbol auf dem Produkt oder seiner Verpackung weist darauf hin, dass das Produkt
nicht über den normalen Hausmüll entsorgt werden darf. Benutzer sind verpflichtet, die Altgeräte
an einer Rücknahmestelle für Elektro- und Elektronik-Altgeräte abzugeben. Die getrennte Sammlung
und ordnungsgemäße Entsorgung Ihrer Altgeräte trägt zur Erhaltung der natürlichen Ressourcen
bei und garantiert eine Wiederverwertung, die die Gesundheit des Menschen und die Umwelt
schützt. Informationen dazu, wo Sie Rücknahmestellen für Ihre Altgeräte finden, erhalten Sie bei Ihrer
Stadtverwaltung, den örtlichen Müllentsorgungsbetrieben oder im Geschäft, in dem Sie das Gerät
erworben haben.
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Απόρριψη άχρηστου εξοπλισμού από χρήστες σε ιδιωτικά νοικοκυριά στην Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση
Το σύμβολο αυτό στο προϊόν ή τη συσκευασία του υποδεικνύει ότι το συγκεκριμένο προϊόν δεν
πρέπει να διατίθεται μαζί με τα άλλα οικιακά σας απορρίμματα. Αντίθετα, είναι δική σας ευθύνη να
απορρίψετε τον άχρηστο εξοπλισμό σας παραδίδοντάς τον σε καθορισμένο σημείο συλλογής για την
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του άχρηστου εξοπλισμού σας κατά την απόρριψη θα συμβάλει στη διατήρηση των φυσικών πόρων και θα
διασφαλίσει ότι η ανακύκλωση γίνεται με τρόπο που προστατεύει την ανθρώπινη υγεία και το περιβάλλον.
Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες σχετικά με το πού μπορείτε να παραδώσετε τον άχρηστο εξοπλισμό σας
για ανακύκλωση, επικοινωνήστε με το αρμόδιο τοπικό γραφείο, την τοπική υπηρεσία διάθεσης οικιακών
απορριμμάτων ή το κατάστημα όπου αγοράσατε το προϊόν.
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Készülékek magánháztartásban történő selejtezése az Európai Unió területén
A készüléken, illetve a készülék csomagolásán látható azonos szimbólum annak jelzésére szolgál,
hogy a készülék a selejtezés során az egyéb háztartási hulladéktól eltérő módon kezelendő. A vásárló
a hulladékká vált készüléket köteles a kijelölt gyűjtőhelyre szállítani az elektromos és elektronikai
készülékek újrahasznosítása céljából. A hulladékká vált készülékek selejtezéskori begyűjtése és
újrahasznosítása hozzájárul a természeti erőforrások megőrzéséhez, valamint biztosítja a selejtezett
termékek környezetre és emberi egészségre nézve biztonságos feldolgozását. A begyűjtés pontos
helyéről bővebb tájékoztatást a lakhelye szerint illetékes önkormányzattól, az illetékes szemételtakarító
vállalattól, illetve a terméket elárusító helyen kaphat.
Italian notice
Smaltimento delle apparecchiature da parte di privati nel territorio dell’Unione Europea
Questo simbolo presente sul prodotto o sulla sua confezione indica che il prodotto non può
essere smaltito insieme ai rifiuti domestici. È responsabilità dell'utente smaltire le apparecchiature
consegnandole presso un punto di raccolta designato al riciclo e allo smaltimento di apparecchiature
elettriche ed elettroniche. La raccolta differenziata e il corretto riciclo delle apparecchiature da smaltire
permette di proteggere la salute degli individui e l'ecosistema. Per ulteriori informazioni relative ai
punti di raccolta delle apparecchiature, contattare l'ente locale per lo smaltimento dei rifiuti, oppure il
negozio presso il quale è stato acquistato il prodotto.
Latvian notice
Nolietotu iekārtu iznīcināšanas noteikumi lietotājiem Eiropas Savienības privātajās mājsaimniecībās
Šāds simbols uz izstrādājuma vai uz tā iesaiņojuma norāda, ka šo izstrādājumu nedrīkst izmest
kopā ar citiem sadzīves atkritumiem. Jūs atbildat par to, lai nolietotās iekārtas tiktu nodotas speciāli
iekārtotos punktos, kas paredzēti izmantoto elektrisko un elektronisko iekārtu savākšanai otrreizējai
pārstrādei. Atsevišķa nolietoto iekārtu savākšana un otrreizējā pārstrāde palīdzēs saglabāt dabas
resursus un garantēs, ka šīs iekārtas tiks otrreizēji pārstrādātas tādā veidā, lai pasargātu vidi un cilvēku
veselību. Lai uzzinātu, kur nolietotās iekārtas var izmest otrreizējai pārstrādei, jāvēršas savas dzīves
vietas pašvaldībā, sadzīves atkritumu savākšanas dienestā vai veikalā, kurā izstrādājums tika nopirkts.
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Vartotojų iš privačių namų ūkių įrangos atliekų šalinimas Europos Sąjungoje
Šis simbolis ant gaminio arba jo pakuotės rodo, kad šio gaminio šalinti kartu su kitomis namų
ūkio atliekomis negalima. Šalintinas įrangos atliekas privalote pristatyti į specialią surinkimo vietą
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elektros ir elektroninės įrangos atliekoms perdirbti. Atskirai surenkamos ir perdirbamos šalintinos įrangos
atliekos padės saugoti gamtinius išteklius ir užtikrinti, kad jos bus perdirbtos tokiu būdu, kuris nekenkia
žmonių sveikatai ir aplinkai. Jeigu norite sužinoti daugiau apie tai, kur galima pristatyti perdirbtinas
įrangos atliekas, kreipkitės į savo seniūniją, namų ūkio atliekų šalinimo tarnybą arba parduotuvę, kurioje
įsigijote gaminį.
Polish notice
Pozbywanie się zużytego sprzętu przez użytkowników w prywatnych gospodarstwach domowych w
Unii Europejskiej
Ten symbol na produkcie lub jego opakowaniu oznacza, że produktu nie wolno wyrzucać
do zwykłych pojemników na śmieci. Obowiązkiem użytkownika jest przekazanie zużytego sprzętu
do wyznaczonego punktu zbiórki w celu recyklingu odpadów powstałych ze sprzętu elektrycznego
i elektronicznego. Osobna zbiórka oraz recykling zużytego sprzętu pomogą w ochronie zasobów
naturalnych i zapewnią ponowne wprowadzenie go do obiegu w sposób chroniący zdrowie człowieka i
środowisko. Aby uzyskać więcej informacji o tym, gdzie można przekazać zużyty sprzęt do recyklingu,
należy się skontaktować z urzędem miasta, zakładem gospodarki odpadami lub sklepem, w którym
zakupiono produkt.
Portuguese notice
Descarte de Lixo Elétrico na Comunidade Européia
Este símbolo encontrado no produto ou na embalagem indica que o produto não deve ser
descartado no lixo doméstico comum. É responsabilidade do cliente descartar o material usado (lixo
elétrico), encaminhando-o para um ponto de coleta para reciclagem. A coleta e a reciclagem seletivas
desse tipo de lixo ajudarão a conservar as reservas naturais; sendo assim, a reciclagem será feita de
uma forma segura, protegendo o ambiente e a saúde das pessoas. Para obter mais informações sobre
locais que reciclam esse tipo de material, entre em contato com o escritório da HP em sua cidade, com o
serviço de coleta de lixo ou com a loja em que o produto foi adquirido.
Slovakian notice
Likvidácia vyradených zariadení v domácnostiach v Európskej únii
Symbol na výrobku alebo jeho balení označuje, že daný výrobok sa nesmie likvidovať s domovým
odpadom. Povinnosťou spotrebiteľa je odovzdať vyradené zariadenie v zbernom mieste, ktoré je určené
na recykláciu vyradených elektrických a elektronických zariadení. Separovaný zber a recyklácia
vyradených zariadení prispieva k ochrane prírodných zdrojov a zabezpečuje, že recyklácia sa vykonáva
spôsobom chrániacim ľudské zdravie a životné prostredie. Informácie o zberných miestach na recykláciu
vyradených zariadení vám poskytne miestne zastupiteľstvo, spoločnosť zabezpečujúca odvoz domového
odpadu alebo obchod, v ktorom ste si výrobok zakúpili.
Slovenian notice
Odstranjevanje odslužene opreme uporabnikov v zasebnih gospodinjstvih v Evropski uniji
Ta znak na izdelku ali njegovi embalaži pomeni, da izdelka ne smete odvreči med gospodinjske
odpadke. Nasprotno, odsluženo opremo morate predati na zbirališče, pooblaščeno za recikliranje
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odslužene električne in elektronske opreme. Ločeno zbiranje in recikliranje odslužene opreme prispeva k
ohranjanju naravnih virov in zagotavlja recikliranje te opreme na zdravju in okolju neškodljiv način. Za
podrobnejše informacije o tem, kam lahko odpeljete odsluženo opremo na recikliranje, se obrnite na
pristojni organ, komunalno službo ali trgovino, kjer ste izdelek kupili.
Spanish notice
Eliminación de residuos de equipos eléctricos y electrónicos por parte de usuarios particulares en la
Unión Europea
Este símbolo en el producto o en su envase indica que no debe eliminarse junto con los
desperdicios generales de la casa. Es responsabilidad del usuario eliminar los residuos de este tipo
depositándolos en un "punto limpio" para el reciclado de residuos eléctricos y electrónicos. La recogida
y el reciclado selectivos de los residuos de aparatos eléctricos en el momento de su eliminación
contribuirá a conservar los recursos naturales y a garantizar el reciclado de estos residuos de forma que
se proteja el medio ambiente y la salud. Para obtener más información sobre los puntos de recogida
de residuos eléctricos y electrónicos para reciclado, póngase en contacto con su ayuntamiento, con el
servicio de eliminación de residuos domésticos o con el establecimiento en el que adquirió el producto.
Swedish notice
Bortskaffande av avfallsprodukter från användare i privathushåll inom Europeiska Unionen
Om den här symbolen visas på produkten eller förpackningen betyder det att produkten inte får
slängas på samma ställe som hushållssopor. I stället är det ditt ansvar att bortskaffa avfallet genom att
överlämna det till ett uppsamlingsställe avsett för återvinning av avfall från elektriska och elektroniska
produkter. Separat insamling och återvinning av avfallet hjälper till att spara på våra naturresurser och
gör att avfallet återvinns på ett sätt som skyddar människors hälsa och miljön. Kontakta ditt lokala
kommunkontor, din närmsta återvinningsstation för hushållsavfall eller affären där du köpte produkten för
att få mer information om var du kan lämna ditt avfall för återvinning.
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Glossary
This glossary defines terms used in this guide or related to this product and is not a comprehensive
glossary of computer terms.
appliance
An intelligent device programmed to perform a single well-defined function.
Appliances differ from general-purpose computers in that their software is
normally customized for the function they perform, pre-loaded by a vendor,
and not alterable by the user.
autoloader
An autoloader is a tape storage device that automatically loads tape cartridges
using a robotic mechanism. An autoloader can load cartridges sequentially or
in some specified order.
automigration
Data intended for tape storage is written to virtual tape and after the backups
are complete written to physical tape in the background. One virtual tape
emulates one physical tape to the host system. Data is held on the virtual tape,
which greatly improves restore times over the slow loading process of a robotic
library. The VLS will be able to perform automigration in the future.
bandwidth
Also known as data transfer rate. The amount of data that can be carried from
one point to another in a given time period. A real communications path usually
consists of a succession of links, each with its own bandwidth. If one of these is
much slower than the rest, it is said to be a bandwidth bottleneck.
bezel
A removable panel that covers empty drive bays and port cards.
cartridge
(1) A removable storage module that contains magnetic or optical disks,
magnetic tape or memory chips. (2) Software emulation of the behavior and
contents of a physical tape cartridge on alternate media, such as disk, is called
a virtual tape or virtual media. See also virtual tape.
chassis
A metal box that houses computer hardware.
command line
interface (CLI)
A user interface to an application that accepts typed-in commands one line at a
time typically through a console screen.
data backup
The activity of copying files or databases so that they will be preserved in case
of equipment failure or other catastrophe. The retrieval of files you backed up is
called restoring files. See also data restore.
data compression
A software or hardware process that shrinks data files so that they occupy less
storage space, and can be transmitted faster and easier. Data is encoded
so it takes up less storage space and less bandwidth for transmission. See
also bandwidth.
data migration
The process of moving data from one storage device to another, such as
migrating data from virtual media to physical media.
data restore
To recover data files stored on virtual or physical media.
data retention period
The length of time data is retained (stored) on virtual or physical media.
DHCP
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) is a communications protocol that
lets network administrators centrally manage and automate the assignment of
Internet Protocol (IP) addresses in an organization’s network.
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disk array
Two or more hard drives combined as a single logical unit for increased
capacity, speed, and/or fault-tolerant operation. Disk arrays are logically
grouped into a storage pool. See also storage pool.
disk mirroring
A technique in which data is written to two duplicate disks simultaneously.
Mirroring provides data protection in the case of disk failure, because data is
constantly updated to both disks. This way if one of the hard drives fails, the
system can instantly switch to the other disk without any loss of data or service.
See also RAID 1-level data storage and failover protection.
disk striping
The process of dividing a body of data into blocks and spreading the data
blocks across several partitions on several disks. See also RAID.
disk-to-disk
backup
Typically refers to backing up data on disks rather than on tape. Disk-to-disk
backup systems provide a very fast single file restore capability compared with
disk-to-tape backup. See also data restore and virtual tape.
disk-to-disk-to­
tape backup
Archiving in which data is initially copied to backup storage on a disk-based
storage system, such as a VLS, and then periodically copied again to a tape
storage system. See also data migration.
DVD drive
E-mail
Short for electronic mail, the transmission of messages over communications
networks.
emulation
Refers to the ability of a program or device to imitate another program or device.
Ethernet
A widely implemented local area network (LAN) protocol that uses a bus or star
topology and serves as the basis for the IEEE 802.3 standard, which specifies
the physical and software layers. Baseband LAN allows multiple station access
to the transmission medium at will without prior coordination and which avoids
or resolves contention.
extent
The minimum amount of disk space allocated for writing by the VLS dynamic
disk files system. A smaller extent reduces wasted disk space, but decreases
restore performance. The VLS extent size is 32 MB. See also data restore.
failover protection
A backup operational mode in which the functions of a system component (such
as a hard drive or power supply) are assumed by secondary system components
when the primary component becomes unavailable through either failure or
scheduled down time.
file
A VLS file is a virtual cartridge.
Firesafe
The holding area for virtual media that is not assigned to a virtual library. Data
cannot be restored from virtual media located in the Firesafe until the media is
moved into a library.
hot plug
The ability to add and remove devices to an appliance while the appliance is
running and have the operating system automatically recognize the change.
infrastructure
The physical hardware used to interconnect computers. Infrastructure also
includes the software used to send, receive, and manage the signals that are
transmitted.
initiator
Media (host) server that runs the backup/restore application that passes
commands and data between the network and the VLS.
inputs/outputs per
second
A measure of performance for a host-attached storage device or RAID controller.
IP address
Internet Protocol Address. Unique string of numbers (in the format
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx) that identifies a device on a network.
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iSCSI
Pronounced "eye-scuzzy", an acronym for Small Computer System Interface
protocol over IP network instead of a direct SCSI compatible cable which
enables data blocks to be read from or sent at high speed to a storage device
such as a disk or tape drive
LAN
A local area network (LAN) is a group of computers and associated devices that
share a common communications line or wireless link and typically share the
resources of a single processor or server within a small geographic area (for
example, within an office building).
library
A storage device that handles multiple units of media and provides one or more
drives for reading and writing them, such as a physical tape library and virtual
tape library. Software emulation of a physical tape library is called a virtual
tape library. See also virtual tape library.
logical unit num­
ber (LUN)
An address used in the SCSI protocol to access a device within a target. In the
case of the VLS, a LUN is assigned to each virtual library and tape drive.
LUN mapping
A mechanism of changing the LUN assignments for a specific host.
LUN masking
An authorization process that makes a LUN available to some hosts and
unavailable to other hosts.
master server
A computer that provides administration and control for backup and restore
operations for all clients and servers in a master and media server cluster.
mean time until
data loss (MTDL)
The average time until a component failure can be expected to cause data loss.
This includes the consideration that RAID redundancy can protect against data
loss from the failure of a single component.
media access con­
trol (MAC) address
A low-level unique hardware identifier for every Ethernet port in the world that
is physically stored inside a network card or similar network interface. MAC
addresses are assigned by the IEEE.
media server
A computer whose purpose is to move or copy data from one location to
another, such as from network clients to tape cartridges in a library.
MTBF
Mean Time Between Failures. A statistic that predicts how often failures will
occur.
node
In networks, a processing location. A node can be a computer or some other
device, such as a printer. Every node has a unique network address.
oversubscription
A condition that exists when more virtual media storage is configured on a
VLS than there is physical storage available. Because the VLS dynamically
allocates storage space as user data is written, the VLS allows you to allocate
more storage for virtual media than is physically available.
port mapping
A mechanism of assigning a LUN (virtual device), such as a virtual library or
tape drive, to a specific Fibre Channel host port. Port mapping allows you
to load-balance the LUNs among the Fibre Channel host ports to maximize
bandwidth. At this time, you must manually load-balance the virtual tape drives
in a VLS.
power supply
The computer component that supplies power to a computer. Most personal
computers can be plugged into standard electrical outlets. The power supply
then pulls the required amount of electricity and converts the AC current to DC
current. It also regulates the voltage to eliminate spikes and surges common in
most electrical systems.
processor
The part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data
processing; the CPU and the memory form the central part of a computer to
which the peripherals are attached.
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RAID
A RAID volume appears to the operating system to be a single logical disk.
RAID improves performance by disk striping, which involves partitioning
each drive’s storage space into units. By placing data on multiple disks, I/O
operations can overlap in a balanced way, improving performance.
RAID 5-level data
storage
Provides data striping at the byte level and also stripe error correction
information. RAID 5 configurations can tolerate one drive failure. Even with a
failed drive, the data in a RAID 5 volume can still be accessed normally.
redundancy
In a redundant system, if you lose part of the system, it can continue to operate.
For example, if you have two power supplies with one that takes over if the other
one dies, that’s redundancy.
serial ATA disk
The evolution of the ATA (IDE) interface that changes the physical architecture
from parallel to serial and from master-slave to point-to-point. Unlike parallel
ATA interfaces that connect two drives; one configured as master, the other as
slave, each serial ATA drive is connected to its own interface.
simple network
management pro­
tocol (SNMP)
A widely used network monitoring and control protocol. Data is passed from
SNMP agents, which are hardware and/or software processes reporting activity
in each network device (hub, router, bridge, etc.) to the workstation console
used to oversee the network. The agents return information contained in a MIB
(Management Information Base), which is a data structure that defines what is
obtainable from the device and what can be controlled (turned off, on, etc.).
small computer
systems interface
(SCSI)
A standard, intelligent parallel interface for attaching peripheral devices to
computers, based on a device independent protocol.
SMTP
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. A transmission control protocol/Internet protocol
(TCP/IP) protocol that allows the user to create, send, and receive text messages.
SMTP protocols specify how messages are passed across a link from one system
to another. They do not specify how the mail application accepts, presents,
or stores the mail.
storage pool
Multiple disk arrays logically grouped together from which the dynamic disk file
system allocates storage. The disk arrays in a VLS are automatically configured
into one storage array.
tape drive
(1) A device that reads data from and writes data onto tape. (2) A software
emulation of a tape drive is called a virtual tape drive.
virtual library sys­
tem (VLS)
A computer system that appears as a tape library to other systems on a network.
A computer system that emulates a tape library.
virtual tape
Also known as a piece of virtual media or a VLS cartridge. A disk drive buffer
that emulates one physical tape to the host system and appears to the host
backup application as a physical tape. The same application used to back up
to tape is used, but the data is stored on disk. Data can be written to and read
from the virtual tape, and the virtual tape can be migrated to physical tape.
virtual tape drive
An emulation of a physical transport in a virtual tape library that looks like a
physical tape transport to the host backup application. The data written to the
virtual tape drive is really being written to disk. See also virtual tape library.
virtual tape library
A disk drive buffer containing virtual tape and virtual tape drives. See also
virtual tape drive.
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Index
A
accessing
appliance, prohibited, 99
GUI, 53, 103, 103
alarm, 104
alerts
audio, 104
E-mail, configuring, 42
list of, 73
audience, 11
B
backing up
configuration information, 36
Backup Host Summary, 54
beeping, 104
browser settings, 31
C
Class A equipment, 105
Class B equipment, 106
communication, driver or HBA, 43
configuring
E-mail alerts, 42 logon information, 41 management system, 35 security, 41 system information, 40 time and date, 43 tracking information, 36 conventions
document, 12
text symbols, 12
critical errors, notifying HP, 42
D
D2D2T backup capabilities, 16
date, configuring, 43
declaration of conformity, 106
diagnostics, 78
disaster recovery, 78
document
conventions, 12 prerequisites, 11 documentation
HP web site, 11
providing feedback, 13
dynamic tape, 17, 57
E
E-mail alerts, configuring, 42
F
FCC logo, 106
Firefox, Mozilla, 31
G
GUI
accessing, 53
HTTP error, 103
unable to log on, 103
H
help, 73
obtaining, 13
host bus adapter (HBA), 16, 43
HP
storage web site, 13 Subscriber’s Choice for Business web site, 13 technical support, 13 HTTP 500 Internal Server Error, 103
I
initiators, 16
installing
iSCSI client driver, 43
requirements
for the network, 28
iSCSI initiators, 31
InstantSearch, 17
international notices and statements, 107
Internet Explorer, Microsoft, 31
Internet SCSI, see iSCSI, 16
iSCSI
architecture, 16 initiators supported, 31 protocol, 16 L
laser compliance, 107
library, virtual
overview, 17
linear tape-open (LTO-2) devices
emulating, 17
local-area network (LAN), 16
log files, 74, 75
Log Information, 74, 75
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log off the VLS GUI, 57
log on to the VLS GUI, 53
logon information
configuring, 41
M
management system, configuring, 35
messaging, 42
Microsoft Internet Explorer, 31
moving an appliance, 59
Mozilla Firefox, 31
N
network
installation requirements, 28
P
page cannot be displayed, 103
ping
other systems, appliances, devices, and so
on, 57
prerequisites, 11
R
rack stability
warning, 12
redundant array of independent disks (RAID)
options, 16
refreshing the VLS GUI, 58
regulatory compliance, 105
related documentation, 11
relocating an appliance, 59
requirements, 31
S
security, configuring, 41
server error, 103
software
accessing, 53
HTTP error, 103
unable to log on, 103
storage adapters, 16, 43
Subscriber’s Choice, HP, 13
summary page
Backup Host Summary, 54
summary pages
overview, 54
122
symbols in text, 12
system, identifying in the GUI, 40
T
tape devices
emulating, 17
tape library, virtual
emulating, 17
targets, 16
technical support
HP, 13
text symbols, 12
time zone, configuring, 43
tracking configuration information, 36
transmission control protocol/Internet protocol
(TCP/IP), 16
troubleshooting, 73
alarm, 104
beeping, 104
log files, 74, 75
no response, 101
refresh error, 101
unable to access appliance, 99
unable to add VL, 104
unable to log on, 103, 103
V
virtual tape, 17
virtual tape library (VL)
overview, 17
VL Manager, overview, 55
VLS GUI
accessing, 53
HTTP error, 103
unable to log on, 103
volumes
RAID options, 16
W
warning
rack stability, 12
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
directive, 110
web sites
HP documentation, 11, 13
HP service locator, 13
HP storage, 13
HP Subscriber’s Choice for Business, 13
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