Inspur AS1100H User Manual

Inspur AS1100H User Manual
Inspur Storage System
AS1100H
User Manual v1.0
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storage system. If you have any questions about the following terms, please contact our supplier or
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that you have agreed the following terms.
1. We must call your attention that you must not alter any other parameters in the main board
BIOS of this storage system at any time, except for the parameters which we promote that you can
alter.
2. If there are any hardware problems when you use this storage system, or you wish to
upgrade the hardware, please feed back the detail hardware configuration of your computer to our
Customer Service. Don’t disassemble the storage system case or any hardware components in the
case by yourself.
3. Memory, CPU, board card, BBU, fan, disk tray and hard disk etc. of this storage system
are of special specification; please do not use them with equipment of any other type.
4. When you have any software problems during the application of this storage system, we
hope that you firstly contact the corresponding software supplier and then he will contact us in
favor of communication so as to solve your problem together, especially the software problems
about the database, the installation and running of the network management software or other
networking products.
5. Please read quick installation guide in this manual carefully before installing this storage
system. Inspur is engaged in constantly improving product function and performance, which may
cause part of functions different from description in this manual, but not impact usage, if you have
any doubt on usage, please contact our customer service center.
6. We must call your attention that in the application process, you should pay attention to do
necessary backup of your file.
7. This is a Grade A product, and this product may induce radio jamming. In this case, users
need to adopt feasible measures to the interference.
8. Please carefully read and comply with safety rules in this manual.
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Safety Rules
1. The power supply equipment in the system may generate high voltage and dangerous
electrical energy and thus cause personal injury. Please do not dismount the cover of the host or to
dismount and replace any component in the system by yourself, unless otherwise informed by
Inspur, only maintenance technicians trained by Inspur have the right to disassemble the cover of
the host, dismount and replace the internal components.
2. Please connect the equipment to appropriate power supply, and the power should be
supplied by external power supply which is indicated on the rated input label. To prevent your
equipment from damages caused by momentary spike or plunge of the voltage, please use relevant
voltage stabilizing equipment or uninterruptible power supply equipment.
3. If extended cables are needed, please use the three-core cables matched with correct
earthed plug, and check the ratings of the extended cables to make sure that the sum of rated
current of all products inserted into the extended cables do not exceed 80% of the limits of the
rated currents of the extended cables.
4. Please be sure to use the supplied power supply component, such as power lines, power
socket (if supplied with the equipment) etc. For the safety of equipment and the user, do not
replace randomly power cables or plugs.
5. To prevent electric shock dangers caused by leakage in the system, please make sure that
the power cables of the system and peripheral equipment are correctly connected to the earthed
power socket. Please connect the three-core power line plug to the three-core AC power socket
that is well earthed and easy to access, be sure to use the earthing pin of power lines and do not
use the patch plug or the earthing pin unplugged with cables. In case of the earthing conductors
not installed and it is uncertain whether there are appropriate earthing protections, please do not
operate or use the equipment. Contact and consult with the electrician.
6. To avoid short circuit of internal components and fire or electric shock hazards, please do
not fill any object into the open pores of the system.
7. Please place the system far away from the cooling plate and at the place with heat sources,
and be sure not to block the air vents.
8. Be sure not to scatter food or liquid in the system or on other components, and do not use
the product in humid and dusty environment.
9. The replacement of batteries with those of another models may cause explosion. When
replacement of batteries is required, please consult first the manufacturer and choose batteries of
the same or a similar model recommended by the manufacturer. Do not dismount, extrude and
pink the batteries or make the external connection point short circuit, and do not expose them in
the environment over 60°C. Never throw them into fire or water. Please do not try to open or
repair the batteries, and be sure to reasonably deal with the flat batteries and do not put the
exhausted batteries, the circuit boards that may include the batteries and other components with
other wastes. For relevant battery recovery, please contact the local waste recovery and treatment
mechanism.
Contents
Statement........................................................................................................................................... 3
Chapter I Installation Preparations .................................................................................................... 8
1.1 Key terminology ................................................................................................................. 8
1.2 Necessary parts ................................................................................................................... 8
1.3 Hardware overview ............................................................................................................. 9
Chapter II Install HBA Card ........................................................................................................... 12
2.1 Key terminology ............................................................................................................... 12
2.2 Notes for installing HBA cards ......................................................................................... 12
2.3 Install HBA card................................................................................................................ 12
Chapter III Configure Switches ...................................................................................................... 13
Chapter IV Quick Installation Guide .............................................................................................. 14
4.1 Cabinet preparation ........................................................................................................... 14
4.2 Storage system guide rail suite .......................................................................................... 14
4.3 Install guide rail to cabinet ................................................................................................ 15
4.4 Install the equipment into cabinet ..................................................................................... 17
Chapter V Connect Controller and Host ......................................................................................... 19
5.1 Key terminology ............................................................................................................... 19
5.2 Host connection notes ....................................................................................................... 19
5.3 Steps to connect host ......................................................................................................... 20
5.4 Host channel connection topology .................................................................................... 20
5.4.1 Direct connection topology .................................................................................... 20
5.4.2 Switch connection topology ................................................................................... 21
5.4.3 Mixed connection topology.................................................................................... 21
5.5 Management method topology.......................................................................................... 22
5.5.1 In-band management .............................................................................................. 22
5.5.2 Out-of-band management ....................................................................................... 23
Chapter VI Connect Extension Cabinet .......................................................................................... 24
6.1 Key terminology ............................................................................................................... 24
6.2 Connection notes ............................................................................................................... 24
6.2.1 Disk channels ......................................................................................................... 24
6.2.2 Extension cabinet connection notes ....................................................................... 24
6.3 Extension cabinet connection steps ................................................................................... 25
6.4 Disk array extension illustration ....................................................................................... 25
Chapter VII Connect Power Supply ................................................................................................ 28
7.1 Power line connection notes.............................................................................................. 28
7.2 Power line connection steps .............................................................................................. 28
Chapter VIII System Power-on and Check ..................................................................................... 29
8.1 System power-on steps ...................................................................................................... 29
8.2 Disk array indicator description ........................................................................................ 29
8.3 Part repair indicator ........................................................................................................... 30
Chapter IX Install Storage Management Software ......................................................................... 31
9.1 Key terminology ............................................................................................................... 31
9.2 Installation introduction .................................................................................................... 31
9.3 Operating system special introduction .............................................................................. 31
9.4 Installation environment requirement ............................................................................... 32
9.5 Disk space requirement ..................................................................................................... 33
9.6 Software installation steps................................................................................................. 33
9.7 STRMGR management software module introduction ..................................................... 33
9.8 Software module selection reference ................................................................................ 34
9.9 Install RDAC under Linux ................................................................................................ 34
Chapter X Configure HBA Cards ................................................................................................... 35
10.1 Configure HBA Cards in Windows Server 2003 ............................................................ 35
10.2 Configure HBA Cards in Windows Server 2008............................................................. 35
10.3 Configure HBA cards in Linux ....................................................................................... 35
Chapter XI Start Management Software ......................................................................................... 36
11.1 Management software startup ......................................................................................... 36
11.2 Enterprise Management Window (EMW) and Array Management Window (AMW) .... 36
Chapter XII Add a Storage Array ................................................................................................... 38
Chapter XIII Name the Storage Array ............................................................................................ 39
13.1 Naming notes .................................................................................................................. 39
13.2 Naming steps ................................................................................................................... 39
Chapter XIV Troubleshooting......................................................................................................... 40
Chapter XV Configure Controllers Manually ................................................................................. 41
15.1 Configuration notes ......................................................................................................... 41
15.2 Configuration steps ......................................................................................................... 41
Chapter XVI Set a Password ........................................................................................................... 43
16.1 Password setting notes .................................................................................................... 43
16.2 Password setting steps ..................................................................................................... 43
Chapter XVII Configure Email and SNMP Alarm ......................................................................... 44
17.1 Configuration notes ......................................................................................................... 44
17.2 Alert notification configuration steps .............................................................................. 44
17.3 Mail server tab ................................................................................................................ 44
17.4 Email tab ......................................................................................................................... 44
17.5 SNMP tab ........................................................................................................................ 45
Chapter XVIII Cache Setting .......................................................................................................... 46
18.1 Cache setting notes.......................................................................................................... 46
18.2 Modify cache setting ....................................................................................................... 46
18.3 Modify volume cache setting .......................................................................................... 47
Chapter XIX Add a Host ................................................................................................................. 48
19.1 Key terminology ............................................................................................................. 48
19.2 Adding host notes ............................................................................................................ 48
19.3 Define a host group ......................................................................................................... 48
19.4 Storage partition usage notes........................................................................................... 48
19.5 Adding a host steps ......................................................................................................... 50
Chapter XX Configure Storage System .......................................................................................... 51
20.1 Key terminology ............................................................................................................. 51
20.2 Capacity allocating notes ................................................................................................ 51
20.3 Volume group, DDP and volume creating notes ............................................................. 52
20.4 Host to volume mapping and storage partition notes ...................................................... 52
20.5 Hot spare disk usage notes .............................................................................................. 52
20.6 Storage configuration steps ............................................................................................. 52
Hazardous Substances or Elements Name and Content Table – Storage System ........................... 54
Chapter I Installation Preparations
This chapter mainly describes preparations for installing AS1100H storage system.
1.1 Key terminology
Controller main cabinet
Controller main cabinet contains one or two controllers, power modules and fan modules etc.,
controller main cabinet provides interfaces for storage disk arrays and the host, and 12 hard disks
could be inserted into controller main cabinet.
Extension cabinet
Hard disks could be installed into extension cabinet, not including controller, it contains
environment services monitor (ESM), power module and fan module etc. Extension cabinet is
usually connected to the back of controller main cabinet, and could be connected to other
extension cabinets, so as to meet expansion of disk array volume.
SFP
SFP is a kind of equipment communicating with fiber optical equipment, SFP could be used
on HBA cards and controllers.
1.2 Necessary parts
Hardware
Cabinet
Make sure cabinet complies with AS1100H specification, and
power supply could provide sufficient power.
Guide rail
support and
screws
Used for installation of storage AS1100H.
Cables
Power lines
Power lines installed together with storage could be used to
connect an external power supply, if your cabinet is equipped
with special power lines, these could be replaced.
Optical fiber
lines
Use optical fiber lines to connect storage arrays and the host or
optical switches.
Ethernet cables
Used to connect storage arrays to carry out out-of-band
management.
Other tools
Screwdrivers
One slotted screwdriver and one Phillips screwdriver.
Antistatic
equipment
To avoid static damages.
Label paper
Used to mark positions.
1.3 Hardware overview
Front view of AS1100H (12 hard disks configuration) is as shown in the following Figure
1-1.
Figure 1-1 Front View of AS1100H
Hard disk sequence, the first row (1-4), the second row (5-8), the third row (9-12).
Number
Name
Number
Name
1
Backup power indicator
6
Disk driver module
2
Power indicator
7
Maintainable
3
Temperature alarm indicator
8
Disk fault indicator
4
Service operation indicator
9
Disk power indicator
5
Position indicator
Front view of AS1100H (24 hard disks configuration)is as shown in the following Figure 1-2.
Figure 1-2 Front View of AS1100H
Hard disk sequence, 1 to 24.
Number
Name
Number
Name
1
Backup power indicator
6
Disk drive module
2
Power indicator
7
Maintainable
3
Temperature alarm indicator
8
Disk fault indicator
4
Service operation indicator
9
Disk power indicator
5
Position indicator
Rear view of AS1100H (configured with SAS HIC card) is as shown in the following Figure
1-3:
Figure 1-3 Rear View of AS1100H
AS1100H controller (configured with SAS HIC card) is as shown in the following figure:
Number
Name
Number
Name
1
USB interface
13
SAS
(SFF-8088)
interface 2
2
Network interface 1
14
Backup power indicator
3
Network connection fault indicator
15
DC power indicator
4
Network
indicator
16
Power fan module
maintenance indicator
5
Network connection fault indicator
17
Power fan module alarm indicator
6
Network
indicator
18
AC power indicator
7
Network interface 2
19
DC
power
indicator
seven-segment digital display
8
SAS extension connection fault
20
Serial interface
interface
interface
connection
connection
extension
permit
indicator
9
SAS extension connection indicator
21
HIC card host channel interface
10
SAS (SFF-8088) extension interface
1
22
SAS host channel connection
fault indicator
11
SAS extension connection fault
indicator
23
SAS host channel connection
indicator
12
SAS extension connection indicator
The rear view of AS1100H may be different on host interface types because of different HIC
cards.
Chapter II Install HBA Card
2.1 Key terminology
HBA card (host bus adapter)
Host bus adapter, physical card installed on the host, providing data IO transmission between
the host and storage controller.
Host port of HBA card
Physical and electrical interface in the host for HBA card to connect storage, most HBA cards
have one or two host ports. Each HBA card has a unique WWID number, and host port of each
HBA card has a unique WWID number.
2.2 Notes for installing HBA cards
Host channel of AS1100H is FC, and FC HBA card needs to be used on the host, while FC
switch needs to be used on switch, and the speed shall match either.
In order to provide the maximum hardware redundancy, 2 HBA cards need to be installed on
one host, and doubleport HAB card provides 2 host ports, rather than redundancy feature.
In order to achieve the maximum performance, it is better to use 16Gb storage host channel
with a 16Gb HBA card, if an 8Gb HBA card is used, data transmission rate will be kept at 8Gb.
When host operating system is VMware, mixed connection will not be supported in one
partition.
Windows operating system does not support mixed connection in one partition, when a host
uses multiple partitions to connect the same storage array, no repeated lun number shall be used.
Mixed connection from a host to a storage array is not supported by other operating systems.
2.3 Install HBA card
1. Make sure the HAB card in use is compatible with storage.
2. Install HBA cards according to documents provided by manufacturer.
3. Restart the host.
4. During self-checking of the host, pay attention to prompt messages about entering HBA
card BIOS, enter HBA card BIOS according to these messages.
5. Record the following information: Host name, HBA card on the host, host port WWID on
each HBA card.
Chapter III Configure Switches
This chapter briefly introduces the configuration and use of switches.
1. Make sure the switch in use is compatible with this storage array.
2. Install the switch according to documents provided by switch manufacturer.
3. Visit website of optical switch manufacturer, obtain the latest Firmware and management
software, and update optical switch Firmware, you may need to shut down the switch to restart.
4. If a Brocade or Cisco optical switch is used, it is required to use configuration management
of the switcher to open IOD (In-Order Delivery) option.
5. According to your needs, you can divide zone of the switch under the direction of engineer.
6. For more instructions, please consult the switch manufacturer.
Chapter IV Quick Installation Guide
This part mainly introduces quick installation of the equipment, according to the following
description, you could complete installation of the equipment in the shortest time, in the safest
way.
Note
Threaten brought by static electricity – Static electricity is a fatal threaten to electronic
equipment, for static electricity may puncture some electronic parts, causing failure of the whole
equipment, and bringing along huge losses unconsciously. So, during operation on equipment,
make sure to carry out electrostatic protection, which will not be noted in the following sections.
4.1 Cabinet preparation
Cabinet leveling: Cabinet must be placed firmly, adjust four legs at the bottom, make the cabinet
be placed on the ground firmly. Meanwhile, dismantle cabinet door and side panel
for guide rail installation.
Cabinet grounding: In order to avoid electric shock risk, it is required to install an earthing device
inside the cabinet. If power line of this equipment is inserted into power socket as
part of the cabinet, proper earthing must be provided for the cabinet. If power line
of storage system is inserted into power socket on the wall, earthing device inside
power socket only provides earthing for this equipment, it is required to provide
proper earthing protection for the cabinet as well as other equipment inside it. It is
suggested that you shall use the cabinet specially designed for Inspur storage system.
If you’re using an Inspur storage cabinet, and all parts inside the cabinet are
grounded, Please do not change any of earthing connections inside the cabinet.
Temperature: If storage equipment is installed inside the cabinet, operating and working
temperature of storage system shall not be lower than 5℃, nor higher than 35℃.
Ventilation: Cabinet used by storage equipment shall provide sufficient wind flow for front and
rear parts of the system, and shall guarantee a 4100Btu heat discharge per hour,
while above 1m space shall also be kept in front and rear.
4.2 Storage system guide rail suite
Articles contained in guide rail suite for this equipment are as shown in Table 4-1.
Table 4-1 Guide Rail Suite
Illustration
Description
L type guide rail (one piece on left and right)
 This guide rail adopts the design of rear-hang, flexible probe
and free of nuts, greatly simplifying installation process.
 This guide rail applies to installation of 2U, 3U and 4U
equipment, and can reach a 65kg bearing.
Front position columns (2 for each, 4 in all)
 Usually attached to the front rail.
 Fix the position column on front rail, install it into the angle
rail hole, to undertake gravity.
Round head screws (M5×6, 2 screws for each, 4 screws in all)
 Usually 1 screw is attached to front and rear rail respectively.

During usage, fix guide rail onto angle rail, to fix and
undertake gravity.
Crown screws (M5×16, 1 screws for each, 2 screws in all)
 Usually attached to the front rail.
 During usage, fix screws onto angle rail, to fix and aovid
falloff.
4.3 Install guide rail to cabinet
1. Length of front and rear rail could extend freely when pulled, in order to guarantee
guide rail bearing, a certain friction is required during extension, otherwise, both front and
rear rails will become too loose; on the contrary, if too tight, front and rail rails will not be
able to extend, it is required to loosen four turnbuckle screws as shown in Figure 4-1
according to situation.
Turnbuckle screw
Figure 4-1
2. Extend front and rear guide rails, to make its length equivalent to front and rear
distance of cabinet angle rail.
3. Confirm installation position of the equipment, generally, a height scale is marked
on cabinet angle rail, and introduction will be given in below taking 32U position installation
as an example.
4. On rear guide rail, there’re two connectors, align the lower connector with the
second hole above the starting point of 32U scale on angle rail, the upper connector with the
second hole above the starting point of 33U scale, insert the connector through the hole, and
then press it down, to connect it to angle rail, now L-shaped part of guide rail shall be leveled
with the starting point of 32U scale, and rear rail fixing holes shall display in the center of the
third hole above the starting point of 32U, as shown in Figure 4-2.
Rear rail fixing hole
Keep level
Figure 4-2
5. Adopt guide rail standard configuration of M5×6 round head screws, screw in rear
rail fixing holes, to fix guide rail.
6. Adjust fixing positions of two fixing columns of front guide rail as required, so as to
leave corresponding positions for front fixing holes of the equipment, place guide rail to a
horizontal position, align lower edge with 32U starting point, extend fixing columns into
angle rail fixing holes, and fix them with round head M5×6 screws, as shown in Figure 4-3,
while fixing positions of round head M5×6 screws are also required to be ascertained
according to corresponding positions of front fixing holes of the equipment, so as to avoid.
Round head screw
Fixing column
Figure 4-3
7. Fasten four fixing screws between front and rear rails.
8. Install guide rail on the other side of the cabinet, according to the above steps, be
noted that guide rails on both sides shall be leveled, that is on the same height.
4.4 Install the equipment into cabinet
Note:
 For storage equipment is heavy, in order to guarantee safety, when installing storage
equipment into the cabinet, at least 4 persons are needed to move the storage system.
1. Lift the storage equipment, make it close to guide rail, and align lower angles on both
sides in front of the storage system, with angles of L-shaped rails on left and right sides.
2. To keep the storage system leveled, place the front of storage system on L-shaped guide
rail (now persons in the front shall support it to guarantee safety), push it into the
cabinet steadily, after entering about 1/3, the number of persons could be reduced to two,
finally, push the equipment into the cabinet completely, as shown in Figure 4-4.
Figure 4-4
3. Adopt M5-16 crown screws, and fix storage system into the cabinet, via fixing holes on
ears in front of the chassis.
4. Fix ears on both left and right panels onto both sides in front of the chassis.
5. 24 hard disks configuration: Install hard disks according to the sequence of from left to
right as shown in figure 4-5; 12 hard disks configuration: install hard disks from the top
row, from left to right, and then the second row, from left to right, and the bottom row,
from left to right.
Figure 4-5 24 hard disks configuration hard disk installation
Chapter V Connect Controller and Host
5.1 Key terminology
Access volume
A special volume, used to manage communication between the host and storage. Access
volume is only used for in-band management.
Switch structure and direct connection
The way of using an optical switch to connect disk array and host is called a switch structure,
while direct connection means to connect without switch, server or disk array.
In-band management
A storage management method, under which management host uses data transmission
channel to transfer management commands and information.
Out-of-band management
Use Ethernet network to connect storage, and manage storage array.
5.2 Host connection notes
Host channel
HIC card of each controller decides the quantity and kinds of host channels. The following
Figure 5-1 is the illustration of the 4 SAS host channels of each controller.
Figure 5-1 Host Channels and Host Interface Card Illustration
Notes:
1. Do not dismantle or take out any part of SFP on host channel, you may be exposed to laser
radiation.
2. Static discharge may damage sensitive components, in order to avoid damaging the
equipment, please adopt proper anti-static protective measures while handling any part.
Host interface cards
AS1100H host channel is realized through host interface cards (HIC), as shown in the above
figure 5-1, according to product configuration, HIC card can be FC HIC card, iSCSI HIC card,
SAS HIC card and IB HIC card.
FC HIC cards (4 16Gb FC channels), if using an 8Gb FC HBA card to connect a 16Gb FC
HIC card, data transmission rate will be at 8Gb/s.
iSCSI HIC cards (2 10Gb iSCSI channels);
SAS HIC cards (4 6Gb SAS SFF-8644 channels);
IB HIC cards (2 40Gb IB channels).
5.3 Steps to connect host
1. If host is FC interface, first confirm there’s an SFP module inserted in host channel, and
plug off the black plastic plug on SFP.
2. As for FC host channel, insert one end of fiber-optic cable into SFP interface of host
channel.
3. Insert the other end of the cable into corresponding host FC HBA card/network card or
switch, and guarantee the rate matches with protocol.
4. It is suggested to label both ends of the cable, which is very important for you when
disconnect the cable and carry out operation on controller.
Suggested label content includes: Hostname and HBA card ports, controller ID (i.e. controller A),
host channel ID (i.e. host channel 1).
Label writing example: i.e. a cable is used to connect No. 1 port in No. 1 HBA card of a host
named Jinan with No. 1 host channel of controller A, and label could be abbreviated according to
the following: Jinan-HBA1/P1,CtA-Hch1
5. Repeat these steps to connect all host channels to be used.
5.4 Host channel connection topology
5.4.1 Direct connection topology
2 hosts are directly connected to a dual-controller disk array.
Figure 5-2 Direct Connection Topology
5.4.2 Switch connection topology
1 host is connected to dual-controller storage disk array via switch.
Figure 5-3 Switch Connection Topology
5.4.3 Mixed connection topology
3 hosts are connected to a dual-controller storage array via 2 switches.
Figure 5-4 Mixed Connection Topology
Note: Host channel with the highest number is reserved for remote volume mirroring, to
enable this function, do not use the host channel with the highest number.
5.5 Management method topology
5.5.1 In-band management
Figure 5-5 In-band Management
In-band management does not need management port of the controller to connect network
cable, but needs to install host-agent software, and map access volume to the host, so that the host
could communicate with storage via access volume. This method occupies a part of data
bandwidth.
5.5.2 Out-of-band management
Figure 5-6 Out-of-band Management
Out-of-band management needs not to use access volume, but to connect both controllers to
management network, and default IP addresses of two controllers are 192.168.128.101 and
192.168.128.102.
Chapter VI Connect Extension Cabinet
6.1 Key terminology
Disk channels
Channels used to transmit data between controller and extension cabinet of disk array.
ESM(environmental services monitor)
Environment services monitor, a module monitoring part status inside extension cabinet,
which also plays a role of connection, transmitting data between extension cabinet and disk array
controller, and each extension cabinet has two ESM modules.
6.2 Connection notes
6.2.1 Disk channels
Each controller has 2 SAS(SFF-8644) disk extension channels, as shown in the following
Figure 6-1 AS1100H Disk Extension Channel Illustration.
Figure 6-1 AS1100H Disk Extension Channel Illustration
6.2.2 Extension cabinet connection notes
Extension cabinet connected to AS1100H (each ESM module) contains two input ports and
one output port. The following Figure 6-2 is rear view of 2U extension cabinet. The input port and
output port of this extension cabinet are SAS(SFF-8088) port.
Figure 6-2 Rear View of Extension Cabinet
6.3 Extension cabinet connection steps
1. Insert one end of an SAS cable into disk extension channel port of disk array controller,
and insert the other end into corresponding ESM disk channel I/O port.
2. To carry out maintenance on controller via disconnecting SAS cable, label is very
important, it is suggested to adopt the following method to add a label to both ends of fiber-optic
cable: Controller ID (i.e. controller A), disk channel ID and port ID (i.e. drive channel 1, port 4),
ESM ID (i.e. ESM A), extension cabinet ID, label abbreviation such as: Connect No. 2 port of No.
1 disk channel of controller A with output port 1B of left ESM (A) in the first extension cabinet of
No. 2 port of No. 1 disk channel, and the label is: CtA-Dch1/P2,Dm1-ESM_A(left), 1B.
3. Repeat the above steps to connect disk channels of each controller in use.
6.4 Disk array extension illustration
Connect 1 extension cabinet
Figure 6-3 Connect 1 Extension Cabinet
Connect 3 extension cabinets
Figure 6-4 Connect 3 Extension Cabinets
Connect multiple extension cabinets
Figure 6-5 Connect Multiple Extension Cabinets
Chapter VII Connect Power Supply
7.1 Power line connection notes
1. For each power supply on disk array, it is recommended to use different power inputs
inside the cabinet, and independent two power inputs could guarantee power redundancy.
2. Power line equipped with disk array shall meet standards required by safety
regulations of the nation, and could connect sockets or UPS directly.
7.2 Power line connection steps
1. Guarantee all power switches on disk array and all power switches of extension
cabinet connected to it are turned off.
2. Connect power line from the cabinet to disk array or sockets on extension cabinet
power module.
3. Connect main power line of the cabinet to an external power supply.
Chapter VIII System Power-on and Check
8.1 System power-on steps
Notes:
1. Before enabling disk array, it is required to connect power supply of all connected
extension cabinets, so as to guarantee the controller could recognize all connected extension
cabinets.
2. Wait at least 30 seconds to power on the main cabinet after enabling extension cabinet.
3. When storage array (main cabinet or extension cabinet) is connected to power supply, front
and rear indicators of storage array will flash intermittently.
4. Turn on all power switches on all extension cabinets connected to disk array.
5. Turn on two power switches of the main cabinet, according to different system
configurations, a complete system startup may need several minutes.
6. Check front and rear indicators of the main cabinet and extension cabinet, if there’s any
yellow indicator, record its position.
8.2 Disk array indicator description
Indicator
Signal
Position
Function
Chassis panel
On - The module is electrified
Off - The module is not electrified
Power Supply
Left front panel
Temperature
alarm
Left front panel
On - Temperature over high
Off - Temperature normal
Backup power
indicator
Left front panel
On - Power backup status
Off - Power balanced status
Fault indicator
Left front panel
On - Part fault
Disk
array
positioning
Left front panel
On - Help to position part or
storage array location
Controller
Host channel speed indicator
Left indicator on - 2Gb/s
Right indicator on - 4Gb/s
Both left and right indicators on 8Gb/s
Controller
Displays cache activities
Flash - Data in cache
Off - No data in cache.
Host
speed
channel
Cache activity
Box
symbol/diagnosis
display
Ethernet
Controller
Displays box symbol or diagnosis
code
Controller
Left indicator symbols connection
rate
Right indicator symbols connection
status
Left indicator on - 1000MB/s
Left indicator off - 100MB/s or
10MB/s
Right indicator on - Connection
established
Right indicator off - No connection
is established
Flash activity
Diagnosis code and description
L0
Not matched controller type
L1
Internal battery interconnection module lost
L2
Permanent memory error
L3
Permanent hardware error
L4
Permanent data protection error
L5
Automatic code synchronization (ACS) failure
L6
Not supported host interface cards
L7
Subtype symbol not set or not matched
L8
Memory setting error
L9
Connection speed not matched
LB
Host card configuration error
LC
Memory setting error
LD
Memory mixed DIMM
LE
Memory issue
LF
Limited SYMbol lock
LH
Controller firmware not matched
8.3 Part repair indicator
There’s a green permitting part repair indicator in each power fan module, controller module
and internal battery interconnection module, which instructs operators to dismantle parts in a safe
way (dismantling parts before part repair indicator is on may cause data loss).
Part repair indicator may light up or off automatically with situation change, under most
circumstances, permitting repair indicator only lights up when a certain part fails and fault
indicator is on, if fault indicator is on but permitting repair indicator is off, it may need to repair
other parts first, please check storage management software to decide measures to be adopted.
Chapter IX Install Storage Management Software
9.1 Key terminology
RDAC(redundant dual active controller multi-path driver)
In order to configure IO transmission driver of disk array management data of redundancy
controller. If a certain part connecting storage array fails, causing communication between the host
and controller lost, this driver will relocate all IO paths automatically, and switch to another
controller of storage array if necessary.
Host
Connects to storage array, and accesses volume on storage array via host ports on HBA cards.
Management workstation
Runs computer of storage management software, used to add, monitor and manage storage
arrays on network.
9.2 Installation introduction
This introduction is used to install installation wizard of STRMGR management software, and
independent installation software packages of various operating systems are provided in CD.
Storage management software supports windows 2003, 2008 operating systems and Linux
operating system.
9.3 Operating system special introduction
Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows Vista:
These 3 operating systems only support STRMGR client, rather than other software packages
such as RDAC multipath software, STRMGR installed on these two systems could only be used as a
storage management workstation, and does not support VDS, VSS of Microsoft, nor SMI of
SINA.
Windows server 2003 and Windows server 2008:
When RDAC driver is not installed, an error message prompts after installation is done,
indicating if there’re several alarming notices after installation, it is suggested to view installation
log to understand detailed situation, and installation log includes win32 abnormal warnings, which
is normal, and the installation process is successful.
Linux Red Hed 5 Client and SUSE desktop 10:
Only STRMGR client software package is supported, while other software packages such as
RDAC multipath software are not supported, and STRMGR installed on these two systems could
only be used as a storage management workstation.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server:
These two operating systems support RDAC multipath software, as well as SteelEye
LifeKeeper, Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES) and Native Red Hat Clustering software.
(RHLE 4 does not support SteelEye LifeKeeper under IA64 architecture)
9.4 Installation environment requirement
Operating system
Windows XP
System Edition
x86-based system (32-bit and 64-bit)
Pentium or greater CPU or equivalent (233 MHz minimum)
Professional Service Pack 2 (SP2) or later
Note: Only storage management workstation is supported.
Windows server
2003
x86-based system (IA32, Intel Xeon, and 32-bit or 64-bit AMD Opteron)
IA64
Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, SP 2
SP 1 or x64 Edition (64-bit x86-based system only)
Windows Vista
x86-based system (32-bit and 64-bit)
Pentium or greater CPU or equivalent (800 MHz minimum)
Business Edition or higher
Note: Only storage management workstation is supported.
Windows server
2008R2 SP1
x86-based system (IA32, Intel Xeon, and 32-bit or 64-bit AMD Opteron)
IA64
Standard (Server Core) Edition, Enterprise (Server Core) Edition,
Web Edition
Windows server
2012
Windows Server 2012 - Standard
Windows Server 2012 - Essentials
Windows Server 2012 - Foundation
Windows Server 2012 - Datacenter
Linux
Support Client, Agent
x86 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Linux Red Hat 5.8
Linux Red Hat 6.3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.2
Solaris(FC only)
SPARC-based system
x86-based system (Intel Xeon, and 32-bit or 64-bit AMD Opteron)
ALUA is supported only in Solaris 11.
Solaris 9 (SPARC only)
Solaris 10,Solaris 11
VMvare
4.1 u3
5.0 u2
5.1
Only support graphic management:
Linux Red Hat 5 Client
Linux Red Hat 6 Client
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
Client
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
Client
Conduct out-of-band management
only through another supported
operating system
9.5 Disk space requirement
Operating system
Spare Space
Windows XP
255MB
Windows Server 2003
291MB
Windows Vista
291MB
Windows Server 2008
291MB
Linux
390MB
Solaris
540MB
Other Requirements
(Min. memory is 512MB)
9.6 Software installation steps
1. Insert SANMAN management software CD into DVD-ROM.
2. Open installation folder.
3. Start installation program,
Windows – Double click executable files, i.e. AS-SAN-Manager_11.10_en_Windows_32bit.exe.
UNIX——Key in a proper command in command prompt to start installation program, i.e. sh
AS-SAN-Manager_11.10_linux_64bit.bin.
4. Installation wizard appears, install according to wizard.
9.7 STRMGR management software module introduction
Client – This software contains graphic user interface used to manage storage array, as well as
optional monitoring program, used to send an alarm message when a serious problem occurs in
storage array.
Practical program – This software contains various practical programs, which could be used to
enable operating system to recognize volumes created on storage array and view specific
operating system device name of each volume.
Agent – This software enables management workstation to communicate via data IO path of the
host and controller in storage array.
Fault switch driver – This software contains multipath driver, used to manage IO data path of
controller in storage array. If any problem occurs in path or any controller fails, this driver will
redirect IO requests from the host automatically, and send them to another controller in storage
array.
Java access bridge (JAB) – It contains bridge software, making customer application based on
windows technology could access mutually, and operate interactively.
9.8 Software module selection reference
Figure 9-1
9.9 Install RDAC under Linux
1. Make sure that HBA card driver has been correctly loaded before installing RDAC, and
HBA card shall be a driver of non-fault switch, it is suggested to use the same HBA card in one
host, and confirm that HBA cards connected to disk array are within compatible list of AS1100H.
2. Enter STRMGR installation directory, key in the following commands under prompts, then
press Enter, to unzip source file. In the following command, <rdac-package-name> is the name of
RDAC software package.
tar –zxvf <rdac-package-name>.tar.gz
3. Switch to directory linuxrdac unzipped from RDAC source file, key in the following
commands, then press Enter.
cd linuxrdac
4. Key in the following command to clean repeated target files under the directory.
make clean
5. Key in the following command to compile module.
make
6. Key in the following command to install RDAC.
make install
7. After executing make install command, modify configuration file of boot-load program,
please refer to information output by make install command.
8. Detailed steps and other information please refer to readme.txt under linuxrdac directory.
Chapter X Configure HBA Cards
This chapter introduces methods and steps to configure HBA cards under several mainstream
operating systems, so as to implement connection to the server.
10.1 Configure HBA Cards in Windows Server 2003
Steps to configure HBA cards on Windows Server 2003 platform are as follows:
1. Insert HBA cards into the server.
2. Install system patches required by HBA.
3. Install related drivers of HBA cards in Windows Server 2003.
4. Reboot the system.
10.2 Configure HBA Cards in Windows Server 2008
Steps to configure HBA cards on Windows Server 2008 platform are as follows:
1. Insert HBA cards into the server.
2. Install related drivers of HBA cards in Windows Server 2008.
3. Reboot the system.
10.3 Configure HBA cards in Linux
Steps to configure HBA cards on Linux platform are as follows:
1. Insert HBA cards into the server. The driver is integrated in the system for
Redhat5.4 and above version.
2. Reboot the system.
Chapter XI Start Management Software
11.1 Management software startup
1. Start client management software.
Under windows system: Select Start>>Program>> STRMGR Storage Manager Client
Under UNIX operating system: Key in SMclient after command prompt and then press Enter.
2. Software runs and prompts an enterprise management window, select storage system to
manage and double click, an array management window displays.
11.2 Enterprise Management Window (EMW) and Array Management
Window (AMW)
EMW and AMW are two basic windows used for centralized management on storage array.
When STRMGR management software is running, enterprise management window (EMW) will
display first, which is used for centralized management on storage system in the enterprise, double
click disk array in EMW, management software will display AMW user interface.
User Interface
Enterprise
Window (EMW)
Description
Management
Array Management Window
Setup Column
AMW)
(EMW
Main window appears when STRMGR management software
is started for the first time.
User could view all storage arrays in management field.
Used to add and delete storage arrays, set alarm notification
(email and SNMP) as well as execute other advanced
configuration.
Provides statuses of all storage arrays.
User could configure storage arrays via starting AMW
management.
Provides functions required to configure and maintain
individual storage array, as well as fault detection.
User could start AMW from EMW to carry out management
on individual storage array.
Multiple AMWs (each storage array occupies a window) could
be displayed synchronously.
and
Setup column provides quick entries for certain options, which
are different according to different windows (EMW or AMW).
Setup page under EMW window, as shown in the following figure.
Figure 11-1
Setup page under AMW window, as shown in the following figure.
Figure 11-2
Chapter XII Add a Storage Array
1. Select Tools>>Automatic Discovery from enterprise management window.
2. Click Ok to start auto search, this operation will search all storage arrays in local LAN,
which may need several minutes or longer time. If no storage array is found, the reason may be
network setting of storage array does not belong to local LAN, in this case, it is required to add a
storage array manually.
3. If no storage array is found via auto search, select Add New Storage Array-Manual in
enterprise management window, to add a storage array manually, the interface is as shown in the
following figure,
Figure 12-1
4. Select a corresponding management, if it is an out-of-band management, input IP
addresses of two controllers (in IPv4 network, default management addresses of controller A and
B are 192.168.128.101 and 192.168.128.102), if it is an in-band management, input hostname or
ip address of the agent host, click add, the added storage array will display in EMW window.
Chapter XIII Name the Storage Array
13.1 Naming notes
1. Disk array name in storage array software could be composed of letters, digits and special
characters “_”, “-“ or “#”, except these, no other special characters are allowed.
2. When naming a storage array, prefix “Storage Array” will be added before the name
automatically.
3. When a storage array is first detected automatically or added manually, the default name of
this storage array is “unnamed”.
13.2 Naming steps
1. Select an unnamed storage array and click locate, confirm its physical location via
positioning indicator;
2. Select Setup interface in enterprise management window, click name/rename storage
arrays.
3. Repeat the above steps for each unnamed storage array.
Chapter XIV Troubleshooting
If there’s any yellow indicator noticed during system power-on and checking, there will be a
corresponding indication in enterprise management window (EMW) which stores management
software.
1. In enterprise management window which stores management software, user could see
running status of arrays: Optimal indicates normal running, without any problem, needs
attention indicates a problem, which needs attention.
2. Select a storage array with needs attention status, click Ok, to start corresponding array
management window (AMW).
3. Click Recover Guru, and solve existing problems according to hints.
4. Click re-check in Recover Guru, and verify whether problems have been solved.
Chapter XV Configure Controllers Manually
This chapter introduces how to use STRMGR storage management software to configure and
change IP addresses of controllers under the condition that there’s no DHCP server.
15.1 Configuration notes
1. Please refer to content in Chapter V Select Management to decide whether to change
controller configuration.
2. Use Ethernet port 1 on each controller for storage management, and reserve Ethernet port
2.
3. Ethernet port 1 and Ethernet port 2 shall be in different subnets.
4. Gateway configuration could only be carried out on one Ethernet port on each controller.
15.2 Configuration steps
1. Use in-band management or private network (laptop connects to storage controller via
switch or direct connection) to initialize and find storage arrays (default management
addresses of controller A and B in IPv4 network are 192.168.128.101 and
192.168.128.102).
2. Open enterprise management window (EMW), double click storage arrays to be configured
in Device column, an array management window (AMW) displays.
3. Click Hardware column.
4. Select controller A in array management window (AMW) to highlight, and select
controller>>configure>>Management ports , as shown in the following figure,
Figure 15-1
5. Select controller A, port 1 in dropdown list of Ethernet port, and select auto-negotiate in
dropdown list of speed and duplex mode (make sure that the switch in use is also set to
auto-negotiate).
6. Select IPv4 or IPv6 according to network type, and set proper network parameters.
7. Select controller B and repeat step 4-6 to set network parameters for controller B.
Chapter XVI Set a Password
This chapter introduces how to set a password in STRMGR storage management software, as
well as other notices.
16.1 Password setting notes
1. In order to enhance protection function, please set a long password containing at least 15
letters, digits and characters. Max. password length could reach 30 characters.
2. Password is case sensitive.
3. Only at first attempt to change configuration (i.e. create a volume) or first execute a
destructive operation (i.e. delete a volume), a password is required to be entered.
4. No password is required to view operation.
5. To cancel password protection, input the current password, then press enter directly in new
password and confirm password textboxes directly without inputting passwords.
16.2 Password setting steps
1. Select Setup column in enterprise management window (EMW), click manage a storage
array.
2. Select the storage array to set a password, click OK, an array management window (AMW)
appears.
3. In setup column in AMW window, click set a storage array password.
4. Input password, and click OK to finish.
Chapter XVII Configure Email and SNMP Alarm
This chapter introduces how to configure email and SNMP alarm under EMW window in
STRMGR storage management software, so as to achieve the goal of remote controlling disk array
running status.
17.1 Configuration notes
1. The purpose of setting alarm is to send an email or inform management personnel via
SNMP, when there’s any severe problem in storage arrays.
2. It is required to run event monitor (integrated in management software) on one
management workstation to receive alarm messages. This machine shall be an uninterruptedly
running computer, event monitor service shall have been installed and started, and event monitor
service is called SMmonitor.
17.2 Alert notification configuration steps
1. Select Setup column in enterprise management window (EMW), click configure alerts.
2. Select a disk array to configure alerts, click ok.
If select all storage arrays, an alerts dialogue will appear.
If select individual storage array, first select a specific storage array, an alerts dialogue will
appear after clicking ok.
3. Select the needed alert information type, and click ok to complete.
17.3 Mail server tab
To set email alerts, it is required to set mail server and mail sender address.
Sender contact information is optional information, if required, fill in corresponding
information, otherwise, delete this field.
17.4 Email tab
Input email address, i.e. [email protected] according to standard format.
Users can select the additional information to send in the information to send list, such as
event+profile or event +support (including profile), which can help to know the current condition
of storage array and is convenient for fault analysis.
17.5 SNMP tab
To set alert notification using SNMP trap, it is required to copy and compile management
information library (MIB) files on specific network management workstation. Destination of
SNMP trap is IP address or hostname running SNMP server host.
Figure 17-1 SNMP setting
Chapter XVIII Cache Setting
18.1 Cache setting notes
1. During read operation, if the data requested by the host is in the cache, storage will not
access hard disk, but send cache data to the host.
2. During write operation, data will be written to cache, and data will then be written to hard
disk when cache data reaches a certain percentage.
3. When a controller fails, cache data in this controller will lose.
4. In order to protect data in cache, user could diminish the percentage triggering writing
cache to hard disk, but during frequent read-write, this will reduce performance.
5. When cache mirroring function is enabled, if a controller fails, another controller will
take over, while this controller will use mirrored cache to continue read-write operation.
18.2 Modify cache setting
1. On Setup page in EMW enterprise management window click Manage a Storage Array, a
Select Storage Array dialogue appears.
2. Select a storage array to manage, click OK, a corresponding AMW array management
window appears.
3. Select Storage Array>>Change>>Cache Settings, a Change Cache Settings dialogue
appears.
4. Input a numerical value to trigger cache flush, and a numerical value to cease cache flush.
5. Select the size of cache block, and click OK.
Figure 18-1
18.3 Modify volume cache setting
1. On Setup page in EMW enterprise management window click Manage a Storage Array, the
Select Storage Array dialogue appears.
2. Select a storage array to manage, click OK, a corresponding AMW array management
window appears.
3. Select Storage>>Volume>>Change>>Cache Settings, a Change Cache Settings dialogue
appears.
4. To enable read operation to use cache, select Enable read caching.
5. To enable write operation to use cache, select Enable write caching.
6. If selecting Enable write caching, the following 2 selection boxes will appear:
Enable write caching without batteries – When controller battery discharge finishes or
incomplete battery charge or there’s no battery, data write caching is enabled.
Enable write caching with mirroring – Memories of two redundant controllers are mirrored
to each other.
7. Select Dynamic cache read prefetch to enable copying other data during data copy.
8. Click OK.
Figure 18-2
Chapter XIX Add a Host
This chapter introduces usage requirements on storage partitions of STRMGR storage
management software, as well as how to define host group and the host.
19.1 Key terminology
Host
A host is connected to a storage array directly or indirectly, accessing volumes on storage
array via HBA cards or host ports of network cards.
Host bus adapter (HBA)
A board card inserted into the host, providing direct data transmission between the host and
storage array controller via receive and send ports, and each HBA card could contain one or more
ports.
Ports of HBA cards
Physical connecting points on HBAs in the host, used to connect fiber-optic cables.
Connection may be two types: Direct connection, host and storage array connection; switch
structure, host and switch connection.
19.2 Adding host notes
Host directly or indirectly connected to a storage array is recognized by storage management
software via WWN number of HBA cards on it. But management software does not know detailed
HBA locations on hosts, so it is required to understand and record relationship between each host
and its HBAs before defining a host.
19.3 Define a host group
A host group is a set composed of two or more hosts, which share access on specific volumes
on storage arrays in storage partitions, while host group is a logical entity created in storage
management software, and is only required to be created while using storage partition function.
19.4 Storage partition usage notes
Storage partition is a logical entity composed of one or more volumes, which could be
accessed by a single host or shared among multiple hosts composing a certain host group. A
storage partition could be imagined as a virtual storage array, while storage partition is to separate
physical storage arrays into multiple virtual storage arrays, and limit access on certain hosts via
storage partitions.
Under the following circumstances, it is no need to create a storage partition:
Only one host accesses volumes on storage arrays, refer to Figure 19-1.
Figure 19-1
All directly or indirectly connected hosts share access on all volumes on storage arrays, note:
These hosts must have the same operating system, and there’s shared and access control software
managing volumes on these hosts. Refer to Figure 19-2.
Figure 19-2
Under the following circumstances, it is required to create a storage partition:
In the hope that some hosts only access certain volumes on storage arrays, refer to Figure
19-3.
Figure 19-3
Hosts connecting storage arrays have different operating systems, so it is required to create
storage partitions for each operating system, refer to Figure 19-4.
Figure 19-4
19.5 Adding a host steps
1. Select setup page in enterprise management window (EMW), click manage a storage array.
2. In the interface displayed, select a storage array to configure, click ok, an array
management window AMW appears.
3. In AMW window, select setup page, click manually define hosts.
4. Refer to interface instructions and online help, define a host and correlate to HBA host
ports, and define a host group if necessary.
Chapter XX Configure Storage System
This chapter introduces how to use STRMGR storage management software to carry out
configuration on storage system, introduces concepts and steps on creating RAID volume group,
LUN and mapping.
20.1 Key terminology
Unconfigured capacity
Capacity on unallocated disk driver in storage arrays to be used for system configuration, and
unconfigured capacity could be used to configure unallocated disk driver into a volume group.
Spare capacity
Remaining capacity on existing volume group, and spare capacity on volume group could be
used to create another volume.
Default group
If storage space is not divided into storage partitions, all volumes will be mapped to default
group of the storage.
FDE disk
Full disk encryption is a kind of encryption hard disk, and all data written into this hard disk
will be encrypted.
20.2 Capacity allocating notes
1. Unconfigured capacity or spare capacity of exiting volume group could be used to create a
volume.
If using unconfigured capacity to create a volume, it is required to create a new volume group
first (a group of disk drivers using raid).
If using spare capacity to create a volume, it is only required to appoint parameters of this
volume, for volume group has already existed.
2. While configuring volume capacity on storage arrays, please be sure to reserve some
unallocated disk drivers, these drivers may be needed for the following reasons:
To create an extra volume group for new capacity;
To be used in hot spare disk protection;
To increase spare capacity in existing volume group to meet capacity needs in future;
To be used in extra storage space required by certain advanced functions (i.e. snapshot
volume).
3. If storage arrays contain more than one disk driver (i.e. SAS disk and SSD disk), each disk
driver type will have a correlated unconfigured capacity. Drivers of different types could not be
mixed in the same volume group.
20.3 Volume group and volume creating notes
1. Each volume group could create one or more volumes, in order to handle different data
requirements or for maximum capacity limit on single volume, each volume group could create
more than one volume.
2. Supported RAID levels are 0, 1, 3, 5, 6 and 10.
Raid 0 does not provide data redundancy;
Raid10 is not an independent raid level, which is only supported while creating a raid1
volume group composed of four or more drivers.
Raid1 could only be configured when there’s an even number of disks in volume group.
Raid3 or raid5 could only be configured when there’re 3 or more disks in volume group.
Raid6 could only be configured when there’re 5 or more disks in volume group.
20.4 Host to volume mapping and storage partition notes
1. A logical address is required while creating each volume mapping, which is called logical
unit number (LUN), and the host uses this address to access data on volume.
2. When creating a volume manually, there’re two mappings for selection;
Default mapping – If no storage partition is to be used, please select this option. Software
will specify an LUN for this volume, and hosts in system default partitions will share these
volumes.
Post-map – If a storage partition is to be used, please select this option. Please provide the
following information according to wizard:
Specify host groups and hosts;
Specify expected host groups or volumes to be accessed by hosts;
Allocate LUN number for each accessing volume;
20.5 Hot spare disk usage notes
1. Hot spare disk is redundancy of another level added by storage arrays, and it is suggested
to create at least one hot spare disk for each storage volume group.
2. Hot spare disk does not provide protection for RAID 0 volume group, for data on this
volume group has no redundancy.
3. Hot spare disk is not used for specific volume group, but for the globe, which means it will
be used in any fault driver in storage arrays, and fault drivers shall have the same driver type and
capacity with hot spare disk (equal to or less than).
20.6 Storage configuration steps
1. Click Manage a Storage Array on the setup page of Enterprise Management Window
(EMW), and the window of select storage arrays displays.
2. Select the storage arrays to configure, click ok, system will start related Array
Management Window (AMW).
3. On setup page of Array Management Window (AMW), click Configure Storage Array.
4. Select configuration task:
Auto configuration— this method can create volume groups constituted by volumes with
same capacity, and appoint proper hot spare disk protection automatically. This method is suitable
for the condition that having no special capacity requirements on each volume or hoping to
configure volume group, volume or hot spare disk; users can select the appropriate configuration
from the suggested configuration list.
Create volume group and volume—this method can create just one volume at a time, but give
more control to volume group and volume (i.e. raid level, volume group and volume capacity). If
having special capacity requirements on each volume or hoping to have more control when
specifying various parameters, please use this method.
Assign hot spare disk—this method can allow management software to assign appropriate hot
spare disk automatically (same as the aforementioned auto configuration method), or select the
unconfigured driver to create hot spare disk manually.
5. Select the suitable step according to the conditions.
Don’t use storage partition function and select auto configuration method, please go to step 6.
Don’t use storage partition function and select auto configuration method, confirm whether
all volumes have been mapped to the default group, please go to step 8.
Use storage partition function, please go to step 7.
6. Click map volume button on the setup page of AMW, select the default group, and assign
LUN for each group, please go to step 8.
7. Click mappings, select suitable host or host group, volume or LUN, select mappings—
define, click sanshare storage partitioning, and then operate according to prompts.
8. After creating all volumes and mapping, register these volumes on the host to enable them
to be used by the operating system.
According to different operating systems, use different tools to enable volumes (assign drive
letter, create mount points and so on), refer to host operating system documentation for more
details.
If HP-UX is used, the following command shall be run on each host, to modify overtime
value on each block device created on storage arrays to 120: pvchange -t 120 /dev/dsk/cxtxdx (which
shall be run again if the host is restarted).
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×
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Central
Processor
×
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Rail
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Printing
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CD
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Package
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Packing
Plastic Bags
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Packing Pads
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Instructions:
1. ○: Indicates content of hazardous substances in all homogenous materials of this part is below
limit regulated in Requirements for Concentration Limits for Certain Hazardous Substances in
Electronic Information Products.
2. ×: Indicates content of hazardous substances in at least one homogenous material of this part is
below limit regulated in Requirements for Concentration Limits for Certain Hazardous Substances
in Electronic Information Products. In the table, “×” indicates printed board welding technique
limit fails to reach limit requirements.
3. All the above parts are possible configuration parts in product, for actual product configuration
please refer to configuration label.
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