Qlogic SANbox 9000 Series Installation guide

Qlogic SANbox 9000 Series Installation guide
QLogic 9000 Series
Stackable Chassis Switch
Installation Guide
Firmware Version 7.8
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Installation Guide
Information furnished in this manual is believed to be accurate and reliable. However, QLogic assumes no
responsibility for its use, nor for any infringements of patents or other rights of third parties which may result from its
use. QLogic reserves the right to change product specifications at any time without notice. Applications described in
this document for any of these products are for illustrative purposes only. QLogic makes no representation nor
warranty that such applications are suitable for the specified use without further testing or modification. QLogic
assumes no responsibility for any errors that may appear in this document.
This switch is covered by one or more of the following patents: 6697359; other patents pending.
Document Revision History
Draft, Revision 1, September 8, 2009
Firmware Version 7.8
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Table of Contents
Preface
Intended Audience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Related Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sicherheitshinweise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Notes informatives relatives à la sécurité. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Advertencias de seguridad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Communications Statements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Class A Statement . . .
Canadian Department of Communications Class A
Compliance Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Avis de conformité aux normes du ministère des
Communications du Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CE Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
VCCI Class A Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Laser Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrostatic Discharge Sensitivity (ESDS) Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessible Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pièces Accessibles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Zugängliche Teile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
License Agreements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New in this Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Technical Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Availability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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General Description
Hardware Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
I/O Blades. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
I/O Blade LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FC Port LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Port Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Transceivers and 10-Gbps Stacking Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPU Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPU Blade LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance Button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Resetting a CPU Blade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Placing the Switch in Maintenance Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ethernet Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Serial Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inter-Chassis Connection Ports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Supply Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fan Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fabric and Switch Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
QuickTools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Command Line Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Application Programming Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Simple Network Management Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Storage Management Initiative–Specification (SMI-S) . . . . . . . . . . . .
File Transfer Protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Planning
Devices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Device Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Performance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Distance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bandwidth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Latency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Feature Licensing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Multiple Chassis Fabrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Optimizing Device Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Domain ID, Principal Priority, and Domain ID Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Interconnecting QLogic 9000 Series Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switch Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Internet Protocol Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
User Account Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
IP Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Port Binding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connection Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Device Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Security Example: Switches and HBAs with Authentication . . . .
Security Example: RADIUS Server. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Security Example: Host Authentication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fabric Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Site Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fabric Management Workstation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switch Power Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Environmental Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing a Switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mount the Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Install I/O Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Stack the Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Install Transceivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Up the Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configure the Workstation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Workstation IP Address for Ethernet Connections . .
Configuring the Workstation Serial Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connect the Workstation to the Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Install Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Obtain the Network Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Start Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configure the Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cable Devices to the Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 to Install Firmware . . . . . . . . . . .
Using QuickTools to Install Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the CLI to Install Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
One-Step Firmware Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Custom Firmware Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding a Switch to an Existing Fabric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing Feature License Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HyperStacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Diagnostics/Troubleshooting
Power-On Self Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Error Code Blink Patterns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Internal Firmware Failure Blink Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Fatal POST Error Blink Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuration File System Error Blink Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPU Blade Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
I/O Blade Diagnostics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FC Port Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
E_Port Isolation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Excessive Port Errors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transceiver Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Supply Blade Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fan Blade Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recovering a Switch Using Maintenance Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exiting the Maintenance Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unpacking a Firmware Image File. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Resetting the Network Configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Resetting User Accounts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Copying Log Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the Switch Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remaking the File System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Resetting a Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Replacing Transceivers and Stacking Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing CPU Blades. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Standard Single CPU – Primary CPU Blade Replacement . . . .
Standard Dual CPU – Primary CPU Blade Replacement . . . . . .
Fault Tolerant – Primary CPU Blade Replacement. . . . . . . . . . .
Secondary CPU Blade Replacment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing I/O Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing an I/O Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing an I/O Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing Power Supply Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing a Power Supply Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing a Power Supply Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing Fan Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing a Fan Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing a Fan Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Specifications
Fabric Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Optional License Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Performance Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Modular Scalability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Interoperability/Certifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fabric Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintainability. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Physical Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Cord Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Environmental Factors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Regulatory Certifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Glossary
Index
List of Figures
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QLogic 9000 Series Switch Model Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Maintenance Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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I/O Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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CPU Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Power Supply Blade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14
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Fan Blade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15
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Single Switch Fabric with Initiators and Targets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Security Example: Switches and HBAs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15
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Security Example: RADIUS Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18
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Security Example: Management Server. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-22
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3-2
QLogic 9000 Series Rail Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-8
3-3
Installing an I/O Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10
3-4
Installing Stacking Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11
3-5
Attaching the Power Cord Restraint Bail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15
3-6
HyperStack Cable Connector. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-30
3-7
Connecting the HyperStack Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-30
3-8
Securing HyperStack Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-31
4-1
CPU Blade Diagnostic Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-6
4-2
I/O Blade Diagnostic Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-7
4-3
Logged-In LED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-8
4-4
Power Supply Blade Diagnostics Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-13
4-5
Fan Blade Diagnostic Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-14
5-1
QLogic 9000 Series Customer Replaceable Units. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-2
5-2
Removing the CPU0 Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-7
5-3
Removing an I/O Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-14
5-4
Removing a Power Supply Blade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-19
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5-5
Removing a Fan Blade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-23
List of Tables
Table
1-1
2-1
2-2
2-3
3-1
3-2
4-1
4-2
A-1
A-2
A-3
A-4
A-5
A-6
A-7
A-8
A-9
A-10
A-11
A-12
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QLogic 9000 Series Switch Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Zoning Database Limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Extended Credit Distances and Cable Lengths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Port-to-Port Latency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Management Workstation Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Network Configuration Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Internal Firmware Failure Blink Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Error Blink Pattern. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fabric Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Optional License Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Performance Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Modular Scalability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Interoperability/Certifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fabric Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintainability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Physical Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Availalbe Power Cords. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Environmental Factors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Regulatory Certifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Page
1-1
2-2
2-4
2-5
3-2
3-20
4-3
4-3
A-2
A-2
A-3
A-5
A-7
A-7
A-9
A-10
A-12
A-13
A-14
A-15
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Preface
This manual describes the features and installation of the QLogic 9000 Series
Stackable Chassis Switch, firmware version 7.8. This manual is organized as
follows:

This preface describes the intended audience, related materials, safety
notices, communications statements, laser safety information, electrostatic
discharge sensitivity precautions, accessible parts, general program license,
and technical support.

Section 1 is an overview of the switch. It describes indicator LEDs and all
user controls and connections.

Section 2 describes the factors to consider when planning a fabric.

Section 3 explains how to install and configure the switch.

Section 4 describes the diagnostic methods and troubleshooting
procedures.

Section 5 describes the removal/replacement procedures for all customer
replaceable units (CRU).

Appendix A lists the switch specifications.
Please read the communications statements and laser safety information later in
this section.
Intended Audience
This manual introduces users to the switch and explains its installation and
service. It is intended for users who are responsible for installing and servicing
network equipment.
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Related Materials
Related Materials
The following manuals and materials are referenced in the text and/or provide
additional information.

SANbox 9000 Series Stackable Chassis Switch Command Line Interface
Guide, publication number 59231-04

SANbox Fibre Channel Switch CLI Quick Reference Guide, publication
number 59261-03

SANbox 9000 Series Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 User Guide, publication
number 59230-04.

SANbox 9000 Series QuickTools Switch Management User Guide,
publication number 59234-04

QLogic Fibre Channel Switch Event Message Guide, publication number
59060-06

SANbox Simple Network Protocol Reference Guide, publication number,
59047-09

CIM Agent Reference Guide, publication number 59223-03

QLogic Switch Interoperability Guide v3.0. This PDF document can be
downloaded at http://www.qlogic.com/interoperability/interoperability.aspx.

RFC 2865 Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS)

RFC 2869 RADIUS Extensions

Fibre Channel-Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL-2) Rev. 6.8.

Fibre Channel-10-bit Interface Rev. 2.3.

Definitions of Managed Objects for the Fabric Element in Fibre Channel
Standard (draft-ietf-ipfc-fabric-element-mib-04.txt).
The Fibre Channel Standards are available from:
Global Engineering Documents, 15 Inverness Way East, Englewood, CO
80112-5776 Phone: (800) 854-7179 or (303) 397-7956
Fax: (303) 397-2740.
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Safety Notices
Safety Notices
A Warning notice indicates the presence of a hazard that has the potential of
causing personal injury.
3-5, 3-9, 3-13, 5-6, 5-16, 5-21
A Caution notice indicates the presence of a hazard that has the potential of
causing damage to the equipment.
3-5, 3-12, 5-2, 5-4, 5-12, 5-13, 5-17, 5-21
Sicherheitshinweise
Ein Warnhinweis weist auf das Vorhandensein einer Gefahr hin, die
möglicherweise Verletzungen zur Folge hat.
3-5, 3-9, 3-14, 5-6, 5-16, 5-21
Ein Vorsichtshinweis weist auf das Vorhandensein einer Gefahr hin, die
möglicherweise Geräteschäden zur Folge hat.
3-6, 3-12, 5-2, 5-4, 5-12, 5-13, 5-17, 5-22
Notes informatives relatives à la sécurité
Une note informative Avertissement indique la présence d’un risque pouvant
entraîner des blessures.
3-5, 3-9, 3-13, 5-6, 5-16, 5-21
Une note informative Précaution indique la présence d’un risque pouvant
entraîner des dégâts matériels.
3-6, 3-12, 5-2, 5-4, 5-12, 5-13, 5-17, 5-22
Advertencias de seguridad
Un aviso de Advertencia indica la presencia de un peligro que puede causar
lesiones personales.
3-5, 3-9, 3-14, 5-6, 5-16, 5-21
Un aviso de Precaución indica la presencia de un peligro que puede causar daño
al equipo.
3-7, 3-12, 5-3, 5-4, 5-12, 5-13, 5-18, 5-22
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Communications Statements
Communications Statements
The following statements apply to this product. The statements for other products
intended for use with this product appear in their accompanying manuals.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Class A
Statement
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 instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
Operation of this equipment in a residential area may cause unacceptable
interference, in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at
their own expense.
Neither the provider nor the manufacturer is responsible for any radio or television
interference caused by unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment.
Unauthorized changes or modifications could void the user's authority to operate
the equipment. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions:

This device may not cause harmful interference, and

This device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
Canadian Department of Communications Class A
Compliance Statement
This equipment does not exceed Class A limits for radio emissions for digital
apparatus, set out in Radio Interference Regulation of the Canadian Department
of Communications. Operation in a residential area may cause unacceptable
interference to radio and TV reception requiring the owner or operator to take
whatever steps necessary to correct the interference.
Avis de conformité aux normes du ministère des
Communications du Canada
Cet équipement ne dépasse pas les limites de Classe A d'émission de bruits
radioélectriques por les appareils numériques, telles que prescrites par le
Réglement sur le brouillage radioélectrique établi par le ministère des
Communications du Canada. L'exploitation faite en milieu résidentiel peut
entraîner le brouillage des réceptions radio et télé, ce qui obligerait le propriétaire
ou l'opérateur à prendre les dispositions nécwssaires pour en éliminer les causes.
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Communications Statements
CE Statement
The CE symbol on the equipment indicates that this system complies with the
EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) directive of the European Community
(89/336/EEC) and to the Low Voltage (Safety) Directive (73/23/EEC). Such
marking indicates that this system meets or exceeds the following technical
standards:

EN60950-1, A11:2004 – “Safety of Information Technology Equipment,
Including Electrical Business Equipment”.

EN 55022:1998, A1:2000, A2:2003 – “Limits and Methods of Measurement
of Radio Interference Characteristics of Information Technology Equipment”.

EN 55024:1998, A1:2001, A2:2003 – “Electromagnetic compatibility Generic immunity standard Part 1: Residential commercial, and light
industry.”



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EN 61000-4-2: 1995, A1:1998, A2: 2001 – “Electrostatic Discharge
Immunity Test”

EN 61000-4-3: 2002 – “Radiated, Radio-Frequency, Electromagnetic
Field Immunity Test”

EN 61000-4-4: 1995, A1:2001, A2:2001 – “Electrical Fast
Transient/Burst Immunity Test”

EN 61000-4-5: 1995, A1:2001 – “Surge Immunity Test”

EN 61000-4-6: 1996, A1:2001 – “Immunity To Conducted
Disturbances, Induced By Radio-Frequency Fields”

EN 61000-4-8: 1993, A1:2001 – "Power Frequency Magnetic Field
Immunity Test”

EN 61000-4-11 Second Edition: 2004 – “Voltage Dips, Short
Interruptions And Voltage Variations Immunity Tests”
EN 61000-3-2: 2000 – “Limits For Harmonic Current Emissions (Equipment
Input Current Less Than/Equal To 16 A Per Phase)” Class A
EN 61000-3-3: 1995, A1:2001 – “Limitation Of Voltage Fluctuations And
Flicker In Low-Voltage Supply Systems For Equipment With Rated Current
Less Than Or Equal To 16 A”
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Laser Safety Information
VCCI Class A Statement
This is a Class A product based on the standard of the Voluntary Control Council
For Interference by Information Technology Equipment (VCCI). If this equipment
is used in a domestic environment, radio disturbance may arise. When such
trouble occurs, the user may be required to take corrective actions.
Laser Safety Information
This product may use Class 1 laser optical transceivers to communicate over the
fiber optic conductors. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
(DHHS) does not consider Class 1 lasers to be hazardous. The International
Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 825 Laser Safety Standard requires labeling in
English, German, Finnish, and French stating that the product uses Class 1
lasers. Because it is impractical to label the transceivers, the following label is
provided in this manual.
Electrostatic Discharge Sensitivity (ESDS)
Precautions
The assemblies used in the switch chassis are ESD sensitive. Observe ESD
handling procedures when handling any assembly used in the switch chassis.
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Accessible Parts
Accessible Parts
The Customer Replaceable Units (CRU) in the QLogic 9000 Series Stackable
Chassis Switch are the following:






Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) optical transceivers
X2 optical transceivers
I/O blades
CPU blades
Power Supply blades
Fan blades
Refer to Section 5 for more information.
Pièces Accessibles
Les pièces remplaçables, Customer Replaceable Units (CRU), du commutateur
QLogic 9000 Series Stackable Chassis Switch sont les suivantes:






Interfaces aux media d’interconnexion appelés SFP transceivers.
Interfaces aux media d’interconnexion appelés X2 transceivers.
Modules des entrée/sortie
Modules des unite centrale
Modules d'alimentation de courant
Modules des Ventilateurs
Se reporter à la Section 5 (Procédures de retrait et remplacement) pour plus de
renseignements.
Zugängliche Teile
Nur die folgenden Teile im QLogic 9000 Series Stackable Chassis Switch können
kundenseitig ersetzt werden:






Schnittstellen für die Zwischenverbindungsträger, SFP transceivers
genannt.
Schnittstellen für die Zwischenverbindungsträger, X2 transceivers genannt.
Blätter Des Einganges/Ausganges
Zentraleinheitsmodules
Netzteilmodules
Gehäuselüftemodules
Weitere Informationen finden Sie im Abshcnitt 5 (Ausbauen der ersetzbaren
Teile).
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License Agreements
License Agreements
Refer to the QLogic Software End User License Agreement for a complete listing
of all license agreements affecting this product.
New in this Release
This release includes the following new features:
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Support for the 8-Gbps I/O blade

Support for Internet Protocol version 6

Support for Internet Protocol Security

Support for Simple Network Management Protocol version 3 user accounts

Support for the Tech_Support_Center Call Home profile. This profile
provides for the automatic capture and communication of switch status and
trend data periodically by e-mail to specified technical support resources.
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Technical Support
Technical Support
Customers should contact their authorized maintenance provider for technical
support of their QLogic switch products. QLogic-direct customers may contact
QLogic Technical Support; others will be redirected to their authorized
maintenance provider.
Visit the QLogic support web site listed in Contact Information for the latest
firmware and software updates.
Availability
QLogic Technical Support for products under warranty is available during local
standard working hours excluding QLogic Observed Holidays.
Training
QLogic offers training for technical professionals for all iSCSI, InfiniBand, and
Fibre Channel products. From the main QLogic web page at www.qlogic.com,
click the Education and Resources tab at the top, then click the Education &
Training tab on the left. The QLogic Global Training Portal offers online courses,
certification exams, and scheduling of in-person training.
Technical Certification courses include installation, maintenance and
troubleshooting QLogic SAN products. Upon demonstrating knowledge using live
equipment, QLogic awards a certificate identifying the student as a Certified
Professional. The training professionals at QLogic may be reached by e-mail at
[email protected]
Contact Information
Please feel free to contact your QLogic approved reseller or QLogic Technical
Support at any phase of integration for assistance. QLogic Technical Support can
be reached by the following methods:
Web
http://support.qlogic.com
Email
[email protected]
The QLogic knowledge database contains troubleshooting information for the
QLogic adapters. Access the data base from the QLogic Support web page,
http://support.qlogic.com. Use the Support Center search engine to look for
specific troubleshooting information.
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Technical Support
Notes
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1
General Description
This section describes the features and capabilities of the QLogic 9000 Series
Stackable Chassis Switch. The following topics are described:

Hardware Overview

Maintenance Panel

I/O Blades

CPU Blades

Power Supply Blades

Fan Blades

Fabric and Switch Management
Hardware Overview
The QLogic 9000 Series switch is set of up to eight I/O blades interconnected with
all other I/O blades through the midplane. One or two CPU blades provide
configuration, monitoring, data path management, and control functions. Dual
Power Supply blades provide power, and dual Fan blades provide cooling.
Table 1-1 describes the available models.
Table 1-1. QLogic 9000 Series Switch Models
Model
Number
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I/O Blades
CPU Blades
Power Supply
Blades
Fan Blades
9100
0
1
2
2
9200
0
2
2
2
1-1
1–General Description
Hardware Overview
I/O blades are ordered separately so that you can specify how many I/O blades
you want and what types. To maintain proper air flow and cooling, blank panels
are installed in empty I/O slots. The following I/O blade types are available:

16-port 4-Gbps I/O blade

16-port 8-Gbps I/O blade

4-port 10-Gbps I/O blade
Figure 1-1 shows a QLogic Model 9200 switch, two I/O blades, and the
corresponding blade IDs.
I/O Blades (IO0–IO1)
I/O Panels (IO2–IO7)
Maintenance Panel (MP)
Power Supply
Blades
PS
PS
FAN
FAN
CPU
CPU
Fan
Blades
CPU
Blades
Figure 1-1 QLogic 9000 Series Switch Model Components
1-2
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Maintenance Panel
I/O blades (IO0–IO7), CPU blades (CPU0, CPU1), Power Supply blades (PS0,
PS1), and the Fan blades (FAN0, FAN1) are identified based on where they are
installed in the chassis. The Maintenance Panel (MP) is not removable and
provides switch status and alternate access to the CPU blade LEDs and Ethernet
ports.
Maintenance Panel
The Maintenance Panel provides a status interface for the switch and alternate
Ethernet ports for the two CPU blades as shown in Figure 1-2. The chassis LEDs
are as follows:

Chassis Good LED (Green)–This LED illuminates to indicate that switch is
operational. This means that the primary CPU (CPU0) is functioning.

Chassis Power LED (Green)–This LED illuminates to indicate that at least
one CPU blade is receiving power.

Chassis Beacon LED (White)–This LED and all other Beacon LEDs
illuminate in response to a command issued from the management
workstation to help locate a switch.

Chassis Fault LED (Amber)–This LED illuminates to indicate that a fatal
error has occurred on one or more of the I/O blades, CPU, Power Supply, or
Fan blades.
The CPU blade LEDs are described in “CPU Blades” on page 1-9.
Chassis Good LED
Chassis Power LED
Chassis Beacon LED
Chassis Fault LED
CPU0 Alternate
Ethernet Port
CPU0 Good LED
CPU0 Heartbeat LED
CPU0 Primary LED
CPU1 Alternate
Ethernet Port
CPU1 Good LED
CPU1 Heartbeat LED
CPU1 Primary LED
Figure 1-2 Maintenance Panel
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1–General Description
I/O Blades
Initially, the alternate Ethernet ports are inactive, thus requiring that you make the
Ethernet connection on the primary CPU blade. You can activate the alternate
primary Ethernet port on the Maintenance Panel using QuickTools, Enterprise
Fabric Suite 2007, or the CLI.
NOTE:
You can activate both Maintenance Panel Ethernet ports or both CPU blade
Ethernet ports by installing the Fault Tolerant license key. Refer to “Installing
Feature License Keys” on page 3-28.
I/O Blades
The I/O blades transmit and receive I/O traffic. There are three types of I/O
blades:

A 4-Gbps I/O blade has 16 Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports and is
capable of 4-, 2-, or 1-Gbps transmission.

The optional 8-Gbps I/O blade has 16 SFP+ ports and is capable of 8-, 4-, or
2-Gbps transmission.

A 10-Gbps I/O blade has four X2 ports and is capable of 10-Gbps
transmission. 10-Gbps I/O blades are used to connect to a QLogic 5000
series switch using an X2-XPAK stacking cable, or to another QLogic 9000
Series switch using an X2-X2 stacking cable.
An I/O blade slot is known by its blade ID and is configured with a blade type. The
I/O blade IDs are a composite of the IO descriptor and slot number. For example,
the blade ID for an I/O blade in slot 0 would be IO0 and so on through IO7.
The blade type is the operating characteristic of the I/O slot that defines the
supported protocol, transmission speed, and number of ports. The switch
automatically configures the I/O slot blade type based on the installed I/O blade.
The following blade types are supported:
1-4

FC8G16–Fibre Channel 8/4/2-Gbps I/O blade

FC4G16–Fibre Channel 4/2-Gbps I/O blade

FC10G4–Fibre Channel 10-Gbps I/O blade.
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I/O Blades
Fibre Channel ports are numbered based on the blade ID as shown in Figure 1-3.
For example, for I/O blade IO0 with blade type FC8G16 or FC4G16, ports are
always numbered 0–15. IO1 ports would be numbered 16–31, and so on up to a
maximum of 127. For I/O blade IO0 with blade type FC10G4, ports are always
numbered 0–3. FC ports can also be identified by I/O blade and port number. For
example, port 0 is also known as IO0-0. The ports configure themselves to
communicate with devices and other switches.
Each I/O blade features a set of LEDs, Fibre Channel (FC) ports, and FC port
LEDs as shown in Figure 1-3.

I/O Blade LEDs

FC Port LEDs

Port Types

Transceivers and 10-Gbps Stacking Cables
Fault LED
Beacon LED
I/O Blade Good LED
Logged-In LED
Hotswap LED
Activity LED
Power LED
0
8
Error Code LED
Logged-In LED
Activity LED
7
0
2
1
3
15
FCxG16 I/O Blade
FC10G4 I/O Blade
Figure 1-3 I/O Blades
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1–General Description
I/O Blades
I/O Blade LEDs
The I/O blade LEDs are as follows:

I/O Blade Good LED (Green)–This LED illuminates to indicate that the
I/O blade is operational.

I/O Blade Power LED (Green)–This LED illuminates to indicate that the
I/O blade is receiving power.

I/O Blade Fault LED (Amber)–This LED illuminates to indicate that the
I/O blade has a fatal error. This LED and the Chassis Fault LED illuminate
together.

I/O Blade Error Code LED (Green)–This LED is reserved for future use.

I/O Blade Beacon LED (White)–This LED illuminates in response to a
command issued from the management workstation to help locate an
I/O blade.

I/O Blade Hotswap LED (Blue)–This LED illuminates to indicate the I/O
blade insertion status. Continuous illumination indicates that the I/O blade is
not fully seated.
FC Port LEDs
The FC Port LEDs are as follows:
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
Logged-in LED (Green)–This LED illuminates to indicate the logged-in or
initialization status of the connected devices. After successful completion of
the POST, the switch extinguishes all Logged-In LEDs. Following a
successful initialization or port login, the switch illuminates the
corresponding Logged-In LED. This shows that the port is properly
connected and able to communicate with its attached devices. The
Logged-In LED remains illuminated as long as the port is initialized or
logged in. If the port connection is broken or an error occurs that disables
the port, the Logged-In LED will extinguish. Refer to “FC Port Diagnostics”
on page 4-8 for more information about the Logged-In LED.

Activity LED (Green)–This LED illuminates to indicate that data is passing
through the port. Each frame that the port transmits or receives causes this
LED to illuminate for 50 milliseconds. This makes it possible to observe the
transmission of a single frame. When extending credits, the Activity LED for
a donor port will reflect the traffic of the recipient port. Refer to “Distance” on
page 2-3 for more information about extended credits and donor ports.
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I/O Blades
Port Types
The switch supports generic ports (G_Port, GL_Port), fabric ports (F_Port,
FL_Port), and expansion ports (E_Port). Switches come from the factory with all
ports configured as GL_Ports. Generic, fabric, and expansion ports function as
follows:

A GL_Port self-configures as an FL_Port when connected to a public loop
device, as an F_Port when connected to a single public device, or as an
E_Port when connected to another switch. If the device is a single device on
a loop, the GL_Port will attempt to configure first as an F_Port, then if that
fails, as an FL_Port.

A G_Port self-configures as an F_Port when connected to a single public
device, or as an E_Port when connected to another switch.

An FL_Port supports a loop of up to 126 public devices. An FL_Port can also
configure itself during the fabric login process as an F_Port when connected
to a single public device (N_Port).

An F_Port supports a single public device. F_Ports also support N_Port ID
Virtualization (NPIV).
E_Ports enable you to expand the fabric by connecting QLogic 9000 Series
switches with other switches. QLogic 9000 Series switches self-discover all
inter-switch connections. Refer to “Multiple Chassis Fabrics” on page 2-6 for more
information about multiple chassis fabrics.
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I/O Blades
Transceivers and 10-Gbps Stacking Cables
SFP and X2 transceivers convert electrical signals to and from optical laser
signals to transmit and receive. SFP transceivers plug into the SFP ports; X2
transceivers plug into the X2 ports. Duplex fiber optic cables plug into the
transceivers, which then connect to the devices. An SFP port is capable of
transmitting at 8-Gbps, 4-Gbps, 2-Gbps, or 1-Gbps depending on the I/O blade
type; however, the transceiver must be capable of delivering at the desired rate.
10-Gbps ports transmit at 12.75-Gbps.
SFP and X2 transceivers are hot pluggable. This means that you can remove or
install a transceiver while the switch is operating without harming the switch or the
transceiver. However, communication with the connected device will be
interrupted. Refer to “Replacing Transceivers and Stacking Cables” on page 5-3
for information about installing and removing transceivers.
10-Gbps stacking cables are available to connect the QLogic 9000 Series switch
to other QLogic switches using the X2 ports.
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
An X2-XPAK stacking cable connects a QLogic 9000 Series switch and a
QLogic 5000 series switch.

An X2-X2 stacking cable connects two QLogic 9000 Series switches. Refer
to “HyperStacking” on page 3-29 for information about connecting
QLogic 9000 Series switches through the high bandwidth Inter-Chassis
connectors.
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CPU Blades
CPU Blades
The CPU blade, shown in Figure 1-4, provides configuration, monitoring, data
path management, and control functions. The switch has two CPU blades which
are identified by their blade IDs: CPU0 and CPU1.Initially, CPU0 is the primary
CPU blade and controls all management functions. CPU1 is the secondary CPU
blade and provides redundant interconnections for all ports through the switch
midplane. Without the Fault Tolerant license key, the only way that the CPU1
blade can assume management control is by removing the CPU0 blade before
powering up the switch.
NOTE:
The Fault Tolerant license key provides for automatic and manual transfer of
switch management functions from the primary CPU blade to the secondary
CPU blade for switches equipped with two CPU blades. Refer to “Installing
Feature License Keys” on page 3-28 for information about installing license
keys.
Each CPU blade has the following components:

CPU Blade LEDs

Maintenance Button

Ethernet Port

Inter-Chassis Connection Ports
Beacon LED
Link Status LED
Primary LED
Activity LED
Fault LED
ICC0 Logged-In LED
Ethernet Port
Good LED
Inter-Chassis
Connector (ICC0)
Inter-Chassis
Connector (ICC1)
Power LED
Heartbeat LED
Unused
Hotswap LED
Serial Port
Maintenance Button
ICC1 Logged-In LED
Figure 1-4 CPU Blade
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CPU Blades
CPU Blade LEDs
The CPU blade LEDs indicated the operating condition of the CPU blade. The
CPU Good LED, CPU Heartbeat LED, and CPU Primary LED are replicated on
the Maintenance Panel. The CPU blade LEDs are as follows:
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
CPU Good LED (Green)–This LED illuminates to indicate that the CPU
blade is operational. In maintenance mode, this LED is off.

CPU Fault LED (Amber)–This LED illuminates to indicate that the CPU
blade has a fatal error. This LED and the Chassis Fault LED illuminate
together.

CPU Primary LED (Green)–This LED illuminates to indicate the
primary CPU.

CPU Beacon LED (White)–This LED illuminates in response to a command
issued from the management workstation to help locate a CPU blade.

CPU Power LED (Green)–This LED illuminates to indicate that the CPU
blade is receiving power.

CPU Heartbeat LED (Green)–This LED indicates the status of the CPU
internal switch processor and the results of the Power On Self Test (POST).
During normal operation, the Heartbeat LED blinks about once per second
to indicate that the switch passed the POST and that the internal switch
processor is running. Certain errors will cause the Heartbeat LED to blink an
error code. Refer to “Error Code Blink Patterns” on page 4-2 for error code
explanations. In maintenance mode, the Heartbeat LED illuminates
continuously.

CPU Hotswap LED (Blue)–This LED illuminates to indicate the CPU blade
insertion status. Continuous illumination indicates that I/O traffic has ceased
and the CPU blade can be removed.
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CPU Blades
Maintenance Button
The Maintenance button is a dual-function momentary switch on the CPU blade.
Its purpose is to reset a CPU blade or to place the switch in maintenance mode.
Maintenance mode is used to recover the switch when flash memory or the
resident configuration file is corrupted. Refer to “Recovering a Switch Using
Maintenance Mode” on page 4-15 for more information about using maintenance
mode.
Resetting a CPU Blade
To reset a CPU blade, use a pointed tool to momentarily press and release the
Maintenance button on a CPU blade.
Placing the Switch in Maintenance Mode
Maintenance mode removes power from the I/O blades, and temporarily sets the
switch IP address to 10.0.0.1. To place the switch in maintenance mode, isolate
the switch from the fabric, then do one of the following:


For a single CPU blade switch:
1.
Using a pointed tool, press and hold the Maintenance button.
2.
When the CPU blade Heartbeat LED illuminates steady, release the
Maintenance button.
For a dual CPU blade switch:
1.
If there are two Ethernet connections, disconnect one of them.
2.
Power down the switch.
3.
Power up the switch. As the switch is powering up, using two pointed
tools, press and hold the Maintenance buttons on both CPU blades at
approximately the same time. When the CPU blade Heartbeat LED
illuminates steady, release the Maintenance buttons.
To exit maintenance mode and return to normal operation, do the following:
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
For a single CPU blade switch, momentarily press and release the
Maintenance button, or power cycle the switch.

For a dual CPU blade switch, power cycle the switch.
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CPU Blades
Ethernet Port
Each CPU blade has an Ethernet port and a serial port.The Ethernet port is an
RJ-45 connector that provides a connection to a management workstation
through a 10/100 Base-T Ethernet cable. The Ethernet port automatically
recognizes straight or cross-over cables. The default IP address for the CPU0
Ethernet port is 10.0.0.1. Initially, only the CPU0 blade Ethernet port is active.
NOTE:
If the Fault Tolerant license key is installed, the Ethernet ports on both CPU
blades are active. However, all communication is routed through the primary
CPU blade Ethernet port.
A management workstation can be a Windows®, Solaris™, Linux®, or MacOS X®
workstation that is used to configure and manage the switch fabric. You can
manage the switch over an Ethernet connection using QuickTools™, the
Command Line Interface (CLI), Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007, or SNMP. The
switch through which the fabric is managed is called the fabric management
switch.
There are alternate Ethernet ports on the Maintenance panel for each CPU blade
that are initially inactive. You can activate the primary CPU Ethernet port on the
Maintenance panel instead of the Ethernet port on the CPU blade using the
Set Setup System CLI command, QuickTools, or Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007. If
the Fault Tolerant license key is installed, you can choose to activate both CPU
blade Ethernet ports or both Maintenance Panel Ethernet ports, but not all four.
The Ethernet port has two LEDs: the Link Status LED (green) and the Activity LED
(amber). The Link Status LED illuminates continuously when an Ethernet
connection has been established. The Activity LED illuminates when data is being
transmitted or received over the Ethernet connection.
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Power Supply Blades
Serial Port
The serial port is an RJ-45 connector and uses a 10/100 Base-T Ethernet straight
cable with the RJ-45/RS-232 console adapter provided with the switch. You
manage the switch through the primary CPU blade serial port using the CLI.
Inter-Chassis Connection Ports
NOTE:
You can activate the Inter-Chassis Connection ports by installing the
HyperStack license key. Refer to “HyperStacking” on page 3-29 for
information about HyperStacking switches.
Each CPU has two Inter-Chassis Connection (ICC0, ICC1) ports with which to
establish a connection with another QLogic 9000 Series switch. Each ICC port is
a bundle of eight 10-Gbps Fibre Channel ports that log in to a second
QLogic 9000 Series switch. The ICC port Logged-In LEDs show the ICC port
connection status.
Power Supply Blades
The Power Supply blades convert standard 100 to 240 VAC to DC voltages for the
various switch circuits. After connecting a power supply to an AC voltage source
and placing the On/Off switch in the On position, the Power Supply blade is
energized. During normal operation, each Power Supply blade provides half of the
demand. If one Power Supply blade fails, the second Power Supply blade can
provide all of the switch power needs for a short time until the failed Power Supply
blade can be replaced. Refer to “Replacing Power Supply Blades” on page 5-16
for more information.
Power Supply blades are known to the switch firmware by their blade IDs and
blade types. The blade IDs (PS0, PS1) indicate the blade type and location in the
switch chassis. The blade types (PSFB, PSBF) indicate the blade type and air
flow direction. Air flow direction can be front-to-back or back-to-front. In addition to
the blade ID, a label on the body of the Power Supply blade indicates the air flow
direction.
CAUTION!
To prevent overheating and damage to switch circuits, Power Supply and
Fan blades must have the same air flow direction. The System Fault LED
will illuminate if the Power Supply and Fan blades do not have the same air
flow direction.
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Power Supply Blades
Each Power Supply blade has an AC power receptacle, an On/Off switch, and a
set of LEDs as shown in Figure 1-5. The Power Supply blade LEDs are as follows:

Power Supply Power LED (Green)–This LED illuminates to indicate that the
Power Supply blade is operational.

Power Supply Fault LED (Amber)–This LED illuminates to indicate that the
Power Supply blade has a fault. This LED and the Chassis Fault LED
illuminate together.

Power Supply Beacon LED (White)–This LED illuminates in response a
command issued from the management workstation to help locate a Power
Supply blade.
AC Receptacle
Power LED
On/Off Switch
Fault LED
Beacon LED
Figure 1-5 Power Supply Blade
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Fan Blades
Fan Blades
The switch is equipped with two Fan blades that cool the switch. Both Fan blades
must be installed and operational to provide adequate cooling for the switch. The
Fan blades are hot pluggable and interchangeable. Refer to “Replacing Fan
Blades” on page 5-21 for information about removing and installing Fan blades.
Fan blades are known by their blade IDs and blade type. The blade IDs (FAN0,
FAN1) indicate the blade type and location in the switch chassis. The blade type
(FANFB, FANBF) indicate the blade type and air flow direction. Air flow direction
can be front-to-back or back-to-front. In addition to the blade ID, a label on the
body of the Fan blade indicates the air flow direction.
CAUTION!
To prevent overheating and damage to switch circuits, Power Supply and
Fan blades must have the same air flow direction. The System Fault LED
will illuminate if the Power Supply and Fan blades do not have the same air
flow direction.
Each Fan blade has a set of LEDs as shown in Figure 1-6, that indicate the Fan
blade operational status. The Fan blade LEDs are as follows:

Fan Power LED (Green)–This LED illuminates to indicate that the Fan blade
is receiving power.

Fan Fault LED (Amber)–This LED illuminates to indicate that the Fan blade
has a fault. This LED and the Chassis Fault LED illuminate together.

Fan Beacon LED (White)–This LED illuminates in response to a command
issued from the management workstation to help locate a Fan blade.
Power LED
Fault LED
Beacon LED
Figure 1-6 Fan Blade
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Fabric and Switch Management
Fabric and Switch Management
The switch supports the following management tools:

Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007

QuickTools

Command Line Interface

Application Programming Interface

Simple Network Management Protocol

Storage Management Initiative–Specification (SMI-S)

File Transfer Protocols
Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007
Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 is a workstation-based Java® application that
provides a graphical user interface for fabric management. This includes
Performance View which graphs port performance. Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007
can run on a Windows, MacOS, Solaris, or Linux workstation. A management
workstation connects to the fabric through the Ethernet port of one or more
switches and can provide in-band management for all other switches in the fabric.
Refer to the SANbox 9000 Series Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 User Guide for
information about the Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 application and its use.
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Fabric and Switch Management
QuickTools
To provide basic fabric management tools in a graphical user interface and to
make switch management less dependent on a particular platform, each switch
contains an web applet called QuickTools. You run QuickTools by opening the
switch IP address with an internet browser. You will be prompted to install the
Java 2 Standard Edition Runtime Environment application if it is not already
installed on your workstation.
QuickTools performs the following basic switch management tasks:

Monitor fabric and switch status

Display device information

Manage device nicknames

Enable or disable SNMP

Enable or disable in-band management

Managing zoning

Manage user accounts

Display switch information

Configure switches

Reset a switch

Install firmware

Display port information

Configure ports

Extend port buffer credits

Reset a port

Test a port
Refer to the SANbox 9000 Series QuickTools Switch Management User Guide for
more information.
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Fabric and Switch Management
Command Line Interface
The command line interface (CLI) provides monitoring and configuration functions
by which the administrator can manage the fabric and its switches. The CLI is
available over an Ethernet connection or a serial connection. Refer to the SANbox
9000 Series Stackable Chassis Switch Command Line Interface Guide for more
information.
Application Programming Interface
The Application Programming Interface (API) enables an application provider to
build a management application for QLogic switches. The library is implemented
in ANSI standard C, relying only on standard POSIX run-time libraries (except for
the Windows NT build). Contact your distributor or authorized reseller for
information about the API.
Simple Network Management Protocol
SNMP provides monitoring and trap functions for the fabric. Switch firmware
supports SNMP (versions 1, 2, and 3), the Fibre Alliance Management Information
Base (FA-MIB) version 4.0, and the Fabric Element Management Information
Base (FE-MIB) RFC 2837. Traps can be formatted using SNMP version 1 or 2.
The default configuration enables SNMP.
SNMP version 3 provides secure access to devices through a combination of
authentication and encryption. The default configuration disables SNMP version 3
security.
You can enable SNMP, configure SNMP traps, and configure SNMP version 3
security using Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007, QuickTools, or the CLI. Refer to the
SANbox Simple Network Management Protocol Reference Guide for information
about using SNMP.
Storage Management Initiative–Specification (SMI-S)
SMI-S Provides for the management of the switch through third-party applications
that use the SMI-S. Refer to the CIM Agent Reference Guide for more information.
File Transfer Protocols
File transfer between the switch and the management workstation is available
using the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP).
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Planning
Consider the following when planning a fabric:

Devices

Device Access

Performance

Feature Licensing

Multiple Chassis Fabrics

Switch Services

Internet Protocol Support

Security

Fabric Management
Devices
When planning a fabric, consider the following:

The number of devices and the anticipated demand. This will determine the
number of ports that are needed and the number of switches.

The transmission speeds of your HBAs and SFPs. The SFP ports support
1-Gbps, 2-Gbps, and 4-Gbps transmission speeds depending on the SFP.
8-Gbps I/O blades also support 8-Gbps.
NOTE:
Setting an SFP port to 1-Gbps that has an 8-Gbps SFP transceiver will down
the port.

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The distribution of target and initiator devices. An F_Port supports a single
device. An FL_Port can support up to 126 devices in an arbitrated loop.
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Device Access
Device Access
Consider device access needs within the fabric. Access is controlled by the use of
zones and zone sets. Some zoning strategies include the following:

Separate devices by operating system

Separate devices that have no need to communicate with other devices in
the fabric or have classified data.

Separate devices into department, administrative, or other functional group.
Zoning divides the fabric for purposes of controlling discovery and inbound traffic.
A zone is a named group of ports or devices. Members of the same zone can
communicate with each other and transmit outside the zone, but cannot receive
inbound traffic from outside the zone. Zoning is hardware-enforced only when a
port/device is a member of no more than eight zones whose combined
membership does not exceed 64. If this condition is not satisfied, that port
behaves as a soft zone member. You can assign ports/devices to a zone
individually or as a group by creating an alias.
A zone can be a component of more than one zone set. Several zone sets can be
defined for a fabric, but only one zone set can be active at one time. The active
zone set determines the current fabric zoning.
A zoning database is maintained on each switch. Table 2-1 describes the zoning
database limits, excluding the active zone set.
Table 2-1. Zoning Database Limits
Limit
2-2
Description
MaxZoneSets
Maximum number of zone sets (256).
MaxZones
Maximum number of zones (2000) including orphan zones
MaxAliases
Maximum number of aliases (2500).
MaxTotalMembers
Maximum number of zone and alias members (10000) that
can be stored in the switch zoning database. Each instance
of a zone member or alias member counts toward this maximum.
MaxZonesInZoneSets
Maximum number of zones that are components of zone
sets (2000), excluding the orphan zone set. Each instance
of a zone in a zone set counts toward this maximum.
MaxMembersPerZone
Maximum number of members in a zone (2000)
MaxMembersPerAlias
Maximum number of members in an alias (2000)
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Performance
Performance
The QLogic 9000 Series switch supports class 2 and class 3 Fibre Channel
service at transmission rates of 1-, 2-, 4-, 8-, and 10-Gbps with a maximum frame
size of 2148 bytes. A port adapts its transmission speed to match that of the
device to which it is connected prior to login when the connected device powers
up. Related performance characteristics include the following:

Distance

Bandwidth

Latency
Distance
Consider the physical distribution of devices and switches in the fabric. Choose
transceivers that are compatible with the cable type, distance, Fibre Channel
revision level, and the device host bus adapter. Refer to Appendix A for more
information about cable types and transceivers.
Each SFP and X2 port is supported by a data buffer with a 16 credit capacity; that
is, 16 maximum sized frames. For fibre optic cables, this enables full bandwidth
over the following approximate distances:

26 kilometers at 1-Gbps (0.6 credits/Km)

13 kilometers at 2-Gbps (1.2 credits/Km)

6 kilometers at 4-Gbps (2.4 credits/km)

3 kilometers at 8-Gbps (4.8 credits/km)

2 kilometers at 10-Gbps (7.2 credits/km)
Longer distances can be spanned at full bandwidth on SFP ports and X2 ports by
extending credits to G_Ports, F_Ports, and E_Ports using Enterprise Fabric Suite
2007. Each port can donate 15 credits to a pool from which a recipient port on the
same I/O blade can borrow. The recipient port also loses a credit in the process.
For example, you can configure a recipient port to borrow 15 credits from one
donor port for a total of 30 credits (15+15=30).
Ports can borrow credits from other ports of like kind: SFP ports can borrow from
SFP ports; X2 ports can borrow from X2. However, SFP ports cannot loan or
borrow credits from X2 ports.
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Performance
Regardless of how many credits are borrowed, extending credits requires a
minimum cable length that is dependent on transmission speed. Extending credits
over short cables can result in excessive port resets. Table 2-2 describes the
distances that are possible for a port with 30 credits and the minimum cable
lengths.
Table 2-2. Extended Credit Distances and Cable Lengths
Transmission Speed
Range for 30 Credits
Minimum Cable Length
1-Gbps
50 Km (30÷0.6)
3 Km
2-Gbps
25 Km (30÷1.2)
1.5 Km
4-Gbps
12 Km (30÷2.4)
750 m
8-Gbps
6 Km (30÷4.8)
370 m
10-Gbps
4 Km (30÷7.2)
250 m
Bandwidth
Bandwidth is a measure of the volume of data that can be transmitted at a given
transmission rate. An SFP port can transmit or receive at nominal rates of 1-, 2-,
4-, or 8-Gbps depending on the device to which it is connected. This corresponds
to full duplex bandwidth values of 212 MB, 424 MB, 850 MB, and 1700 MB
respectively. X2 ports transmit at a nominal rate of 10-Gbps, which corresponds to
a full-duplex bandwidth value of 2550 MB.
For optimal performance, devices connected to the same I/O blade should have
the same transmission speed. Connecting devices of different transmission
speeds on the same I/O blade can reduce the maximum bandwidth by as much as
10%.
Multiple source ports can transmit to the same destination port if the destination
bandwidth is greater than or equal to the combined source bandwidth. For
example, two 2-Gbps source ports can transmit to one 4-Gbps destination port.
Similarly, one source port can feed multiple destination ports if the combined
destination bandwidth is greater than or equal to the source bandwidth.
When additional bandwidth is needed between devices, increase the number of
links between the connecting switches. The switch guarantees in-order-delivery
with any number of links between chassis.
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Feature Licensing
Latency
Latency is a measure of how fast a frame travels from one port to another. The
factors that affect latency include transmission rate and the source/destination
port relationship as shown in Table 2-3.
Table 2-3. Port-to-Port Latency
Source Rate
Destination Rate
a
Gbps
2
4
8
10
2
< 0.4 µsec
< 0.4 µsec a
< 0.6 µsec1
< 0.4 µsec1
4
< 0.3 µsec
< 0.3 µsec
< 0.4 µsec1
< 0.3 µsec1
8
< 0.3 µsec
< 0.2 µsec
< 0.2 µsec
< 0.2 µsec1
10
< 0.3 µsec
< 0.3 µsec
< 0.2 µsec
< 0.2 µsec
Based on minimum frame size of 36 bytes. Latency increases for larger frame sizes.
Feature Licensing
License keys provide a way to expand the capabilities of your switch and fabric as
your needs grow. Consider your need for the following features and make
arrangements to purchase license keys from your switch distributor or authorized
reseller.

SANdoctor® provides access to the following tools:

Fibre Channel connection verification (Fcping CLI command)

Fibre Channel route tracing (Fctrace CLI command)

Transceiver diagnostic information (Show Media CLI command).

HyperStacking enables you to connect two QLogic 9000 Series switches
through the multiple 10-Gbps Inter-Chassis Connectors (ICC) allowing for up
to 256 SFP ports.

Fault Tolerance provides for automatic and manual failover of switch
management functions from the primary CPU blade to the secondary CPU
blade for switches equipped with two CPU blades.
Upgrading a switch is not disruptive, nor does it require a switch reset. To order a
license key, contact your switch distributor or your authorized reseller. Refer to
“Installing Feature License Keys” on page 3-28 for information about installing
license keys.
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Multiple Chassis Fabrics
Multiple Chassis Fabrics
By connecting switches together you can expand the number of available ports for
devices. Each switch in the fabric is identified by a unique domain ID, and the
fabric can automatically resolve domain ID conflicts. Because the Fibre Channel
ports are self-configuring, you can connect the QLogic 9000 Series switch with
other switches in a wide variety of topologies.
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
Optimizing Device Performance

Domain ID, Principal Priority, and Domain ID Lock

Interconnecting QLogic 9000 Series Switches
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Multiple Chassis Fabrics
Optimizing Device Performance
When choosing a topology for a multiple chassis fabric, you should also consider
the locality of your server and storage devices and the performance requirements
of your application. Storage applications such as video distribution, medical record
storage/retrieval or real-time data acquisition can have specific latency or
bandwidth requirements.
The QLogic 9000 Series switch provides the lowest latency of any product in its
class. Refer to “Performance” on page 2-3 for information about latency and
bandwidth. However, the highest performance is achieved on Fibre Channel
switches by keeping traffic within a single I/O blade. Therefore, for optimal device
performance place devices on the same I/O blade under the following conditions:

Heavy I/O traffic between specific server and storage devices.

Distinct speed mismatch between devices such as the following:

An 8-Gbps server and a slower 4-Gbps storage device

A high performance server and slow tape storage device
When planning a fabric, consider how to create redundant paths and minimize
latency. Initiators and targets experience the least amount of latency when
connected to the same I/O blade. For example, connecting initiators and targets
ports together in parallel on two I/O blades, as shown in Figure 2-1, creates
redundant paths and minimizes latency.
Initiators
Targets
Figure 2-1 Single Switch Fabric with Initiators and Targets
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Multiple Chassis Fabrics
Domain ID, Principal Priority, and Domain ID Lock
The following switch configuration settings affect multiple chassis fabrics:

Domain ID

Principal priority

Domain ID lock
The domain ID is a unique number from 1–239 that identifies each switch in a
fabric. The principal priority is a number (1–255) that determines the principal
switch which manages domain ID assignments for the fabric. The switch with the
highest principal priority (1 is high, 255 is low) becomes the principal switch. If the
principal priority is the same for all switches in a fabric, the switch with the lowest
WWN becomes the principal switch.
The domain ID lock allows (False) or prevents (True) the reassignment of the
domain ID on that switch. Switches come from the factory with the domain ID set
to 1, the domain ID lock set to False, and the principal priority set to 254. Refer to
the Set Config Switch command in the SANbox 9000 Series Stackable Chassis
Switch Command Line Interface Guide for information about changing the default
domain ID, domain ID lock, and principal priority parameters.
If you connect a new switch to an existing fabric with its domain ID unlocked, and
a domain ID conflict occurs, the new switch will isolate as a separate fabric.
However, you can remedy this by resetting the new switch or taking it offline then
putting it back online. The principal switch will reassign the domain ID and the
switch will join the fabric.
NOTE:
Domain ID reassignment is not reflected in zoning that is defined by domain
ID/port number pair or Fibre Channel address. You must reconfigure zones
that are affected by domain ID reassignment. To prevent zoning definitions
from becoming invalid under these conditions, lock the domain IDs.
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Multiple Chassis Fabrics
Interconnecting QLogic 9000 Series Switches
There are three ways to interconnect QLogic 9000 Series switches. The method
you choose depends on your port count and bandwidth needs:

SFP port-to-SFP port

X2 port-to-X2 port

ICC port-to-ICC port
An SFP-port connection provides up to 1700 MB of full duplex bandwidth for a
FC8G16 I/O blade, while sacrificing an SFP port that would otherwise be available
for devices.
An X2-port connection is established using an X2-X2 stacking cable. A 10-Gbps
I/O blade is required in each switch. A 10-Gbps connection provides 2550 MB of
full duplex bandwidth while preserving the SFP ports for devices. Refer to “Install
Transceivers” on page 3-12 for more information.
ICC port connections require the HyperStacking license key on both switches and
four HyperStacking cables. Each HyperStacking cable consists of eight 10-Gbps
links connecting a CPU blade on one switch to a CPU blade on the second switch.
This provides a total of 81.6 GB of full duplex bandwidth while preserving the
I/O blade ports for devices. Refer to “HyperStacking” on page 3-29 for more
information.
NOTE:
If you connect two QLogic 9000 Series switches that have the same domain
ID, the switches will isolate–there is no automatic domain ID conflict
resolution. You must explicitly change the domain ID on one of the switches.
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Switch Services
Switch Services
You can configure your switch to suit the demands of your environment by
enabling or disabling a variety of switch services. Familiarize yourself with the
following switch services and determine which ones you need:
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
Telnet: Provides for the management of the switch over a Telnet connection.
Disabling this service is not recommended. The default is enabled.

Secure Shell (SSH): Provides for secure remote connections to the switch
using SSH. Your workstation must also use an SSH client. The default is
disabled.

GUI Management: Provides for out-of-band management of the switch with
Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007, QuickTools, the Application Programming
Interface (API), SNMP, and SMI-S. If this service is disabled, the switch can
only be managed inband or through the serial port. The default is enabled.

Inband Management: Provides for the management of the switch over an
inter-switch link using Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007, QuickTools, SNMP,
management server, or the API. If you disable inband management, you can
no longer communicate with that switch by means other than an Ethernet or
serial connection.The default is enabled.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL): Provides for secure SSL connections for
Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007, the QuickTools web applet, the API, and
SMI-S. This service must be enabled to authenticate users through a
RADIUS server when using Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007. To enable secure
SSL connections, you must first synchronize the date and time on the switch
and workstation. Enabling SSL automatically creates a security certificate on
the switch. The default is disabled.

QuickTools web applet (EmbeddedGUI): Provides for access to the
QuickTools web applet. QuickTools enables you to point at a switch with an
internet browser and manage the switch through the browser. The default is
enabled.

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP): Provides for the
management of the switch through third-party applications that use the
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). Security consists of a read
community string and a write community string that serve as passwords that
control read and write access to the switch. These strings are set at the
factory to these well-known defaults and should be changed if SNMP is to be
enabled. Otherwise, you risk unwanted access to the switch. The switch
supports SNMP versions 1, 2, and 3. The default is enabled.

Network Time Protocol (NTP): Provides for the synchronizing of switch
and workstation dates and times with an NTP server. This helps to prevent
invalid SSL certificates and timestamp confusion in the event log. The
default is disabled.
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Switch Services

Common Information Model (CIM): Provides for the management of the
switch through third-party applications that use the Storage Management
Initiative-Specification (SMI-S). The default is enabled.

File Transfer Protocol (FTP): Provides for transferring files rapidly between
the workstation and the switch using FTP. The default is enabled.

Management Server (MS): Provides for the management of the switch
through third-party applications that use GS-3 Management Server. The
default is enabled.

Call Home: Provides for automated email notification of switch status and
operating conditions based on specified event severity levels. The Call
Home service is enabled by default. The Call Home service requires an
Ethernet connection to at least one Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
server. You must configure the Call Home service to do the following:

Enable primary and secondary SMTP servers and specify their IP
addresses

Specify contact information

Configure one or more Call Home profiles to specify email recipients,
message format, and the event severity level that will initiate a
message.
Furthermore, you can configure periodic event data collection and
processing through the Tech_Support_Center profile for automated status
and trend analysis. With the purchase of a Prime Service contract, you may
designate QLogic Technical Support to receive these notifications, in which
case, QLogic will contact you proactively with recommended corrective
actions whenever component failures or potential system problems are
detected. Contact [email protected] (1+952-932-4040) for assistance
with the setup process and to determine the appropriate level of monitoring
required.
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Internet Protocol Support
Internet Protocol Support
The switch supports IP version 4, IP version 6, and Domain Name System (DNS)
host names. IP versions 4 and 6 are enabled by default. Consider your IP version
requirements and the availability of a DNS server.
Security
Security is available at the following levels:

User Account Security

Connection Security

Port Binding

Device Security
User Account Security
User account security consists of the administration of account names,
passwords, expiration date, and authority level. If an account has Admin authority,
all management tasks can be performed by that account in the CLI, QuickTools,
and Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007. Otherwise only monitoring tasks are available.
The default account name, Admin, is the only account that can create or add
account names and change passwords of other accounts. All users can change
their own passwords. The default Admin account password is password. This
password should be changed to ensure security. Account names and passwords
are always required when connecting to a switch.
Authentication of the user account and password can be performed locally using
the switch’s user account database or it can be done remotely using a RADIUS
server such as Microsoft® RADIUS. Authenticating user logins on a RADIUS
server requires a secure management connection to the switch. Refer to
“Connection Security” on page 2-13 for information about securing the
management connection. A RADIUS server can also be used to authenticate
devices and other switches as described in “Device Security” on page 2-14.
Consider your management needs and determine the number of user accounts,
their authority needs, and expiration dates. Also consider the advantages of
centralizing user administration and authentication on a RADIUS server.
NOTE:
If the same user account exists on a switch and its RADIUS server, that user
can login with either password, but the authority and account expiration will
always come from the switch database.
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Security
IP Security
IP Security provides encryption-based security for IP version 4 and IP version 6
communications through the use of security policies and associations. Policies
can define security for host-to-host, host-to-gateway, and gateway-to-gateway
connections; one policy for each direction. For example, to secure the connection
between two hosts, you need two policies: one for outbound traffic from the
source to the destination, and another for inbound traffic to the source from the
destination.
A security association defines the encryption algorithm and encryption key to
apply when called by a security policy. A security policy may call several
associations at different times, but each association is related to only one policy.
Consider your IP security requirements.
Port Binding
Port binding provides authorization for a list of up to 32 switch and device WWNs
that are permitted to log in to a particular switch port. Switches or devices that are
not among the 32 are refused access to the port. Consider what ports to secure
and the set of switches and devices that are permitted to log in to those ports. For
information about port binding, refer to the SANbox 9000 Series Stackable
Chassis Switch Command Line Interface Guide.
Connection Security
Connection security provides an encrypted data path for switch management
methods. The switch supports the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol for the command
line interface and the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol for management
applications such as Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 and SMI-S.
The SSL handshake process between the workstation and the switch involves the
exchanging of certificates. These certificates contain the public and private keys
that define the encryption. When the SSL service is enabled, a certificate is
automatically created on the switch. The workstation validates the switch
certificate by comparing the workstation date and time to the switch certificate
creation date and time. For this reason, it is important to synchronize the
workstation and switch with the same date, time, and time zone. The switch
certificate is valid 24 hours before its creation date and 365 days after its creation
date. If the certificate should become invalid, create a new certificate using the
Create Certificate command. Refer to the SANbox 9000 Series Stackable Chassis
Switch Command Line Interface Guide for information about the Create Certificate
CLI command.
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Security
Consider your requirements for connection security: for the command line
interface (SSH), management applications such as Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007
(SSL), or both. Access to the device security menu selections in Enterprise Fabric
Suite 2007 requires an SSL connection. If an SSL connection security is required,
also consider using the Network Time Protocol (NTP) to synchronize workstations
and switches.
Device Security
Device security provides for the authorization and authentication of devices that
you attach to a switch. You can configure a switch with a group of devices against
which the switch authorizes new attachments by devices, other switches, or
devices issuing management server commands. Device security is configured
through the use of security sets and groups.
A group is a list of device worldwide names that are authorized to attach to a
switch. There are three types of groups: one for other switches (ISL), another for
devices (port), and a third for devices issuing management server commands
(MS). ISL groups can be enabled for fabric binding. Fabric binding defines a list of
switch domain IDs that are permitted to join the fabric.
A security set is a set of up to three groups with no more than one of each group
type. The security configuration is made up of all security sets on the switch. The
security database has the following limits:

Maximum number of security sets is 4.

Maximum number of groups is 16.

Maximum number of members in a group is 1000.

Maximum total number of group members is 1000.
In addition to authorization, the switch can be configured to require authentication
to validate the identity of the connecting switch, device, or host. Authentication
can be performed locally using the switch’s security database, or remotely using a
Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) server such as Microsoft
RADIUS. With a RADIUS server, the security database for the entire fabric
resides on the server. In this way, the security database can be managed
centrally, rather than on each switch. You can configure up to five RADIUS servers
to provide failover.
You can configure the RADIUS server to authenticate just the switch or both the
switch and the initiator device if the device supports authentication. When using a
RADIUS server, every switch in the fabric must have a network connection. A
RADIUS server can also be configured to authenticate user accounts as
described in “User Account Security” on page 2-12. A secure connection is
required to authenticate user logins with a RADIUS server. Refer to “Connection
Security” on page 2-13 for more information.
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Security
Consider the devices, switches, and management agents and evaluate the need
for authorization and authentication. Also consider whether the security database
is to be distributed on the switches or centralized on a RADIUS server and how
many servers to configure.
The following examples illustrate how to configure a security database:

Security Example: Switches and HBAs with Authentication

Security Example: RADIUS Server

Security Example: Host Authentication
Security Example: Switches and HBAs with Authentication
Consider the fabric shown in Figure 2-2. In this fabric, Switch_1, HBA_1, and
Switch_2 support authentication while the JBOD and HBA_2 do not. The objective
is to secure F_Ports and E_Ports in the fabric. To do this, configure security on the
devices that support security: Switch_1, Switch_2, and HBA_1.
Device: HBA_1
WWN: 10:00:00:c0:dd:07:c3:4d
Security: Yes
Device: HBA_2
WWN: 10:00:00:c0:dd:07:c3:4f
Security: No
Device: JBOD
WWNS:10:00:00:d1:ee:18:d4:5e
10:00:00:d1:ee:18:d4:5f
10:00:00:d1:ee:18:d4:5g
Security: No
F_Port
FL_Port
F_Port
E_Port
Device: Switch_1
WWN: 10:00:00:c0:dd:07:e3:4c
Security: Yes
Device: Switch_2
WWN: 10:00:00:c0:dd:07:e3:4e
Security: Yes
Figure 2-2 Security Example: Switches and HBAs
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Security
1.
Create a security set (Security_Set_1) on Switch_1.
a.
Create a port group (Group_Port_1) in Security_Set_1 with Switch_1,
HBA_1, and JBOD as members.
Switch_1
Node WWN: 10:00:00:c0:dd:07:e3:4c
Authentication: CHAP
Primary Hash: MD5
Primary Secret: 0123456789abcdef
HBA_1
Node WWN: 10:00:00:c0:dd:07:c3:4d
Authentication: CHAP
Primary Hash: MD5
Primary Secret: fedcba9876543210
JBOD
Node WWN: 10:00:00:d1:ee:18:d4:5e
Authentication: None
Node WWN: 10:00:00:d1:ee:18:d4:5f
Authentication: None
Node WWN: 10:00:00:d1:ee:18:d4:5g
Authentication: None
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
Switch_1 and all devices and switches connected to Switch_1
must be included in the group even if the switch or devices does
not support authentication. Otherwise, the Switch_1 port will
isolate.

You must specify HBAs by node worldwide name. Switches can
be specified by port or node worldwide name. The type of switch
worldwide name you use in the switch security database must be
the same as that in the HBA security database. For example, if
you specify a switch with a port worldwide name in the switch
security database, you must also specify that switch in the HBA
security database with the same port worldwide name.

For CHAP authentication, create 32-character hexadecimal or
16-character ASCII secrets. The switch secret must be shared
with the HBA security database.
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b.
Create an ISL group (Group_ISL_1) in Security_Set_1 with Switch_1
and Switch_2 as members. The Switch_1 secret must be shared with
the Switch_2 security database.
Switch_1
Node WWN: 10:00:00:c0:dd:07:e3:4c
Authentication: CHAP
Primary Hash: MD5
Primary Secret: 0123456789abcdef
Binding: None
Switch_2
Node WWN: 10:00:00:c0:dd:07:e3:4e
Authentication: CHAP
Primary Hash: MD5
Primary Secret: abcdef abcdef012
Binding: None
2.
Configure security on HBA_1 using the appropriate management tool.
Logins between the Switch_1 and HBA_1 will be challenged for their
respective secrets. Therefore, the secrets for Switch_1 and HBA_1 that you
configured on Switch_1 must also be configured on HBA_1.
3.
Save and activate Security_Set_1 on Switch_1.
4.
Create a security set (Security_Set_2) on Switch_2. Create an ISL group
(Group_ISL_2) in Security_Set_2 with Switch_1 and Switch_2 as members.
This is a replication of the entries in ISL group in the Switch_1 security
database.
5.
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Node WWN: 10:00:00:c0:dd:07:e3:4c
Authentication: CHAP
Primary Hash: MD5
Primary Secret: 0123456789abcdef
Binding: None
Switch_1
Node WWN: 10:00:00:c0:dd:07:e3:4e
Authentication: CHAP
Primary Hash: MD5
Secret: abcdef abcdef012
Binding: None
Save and activate Security_Set_2 on Switch_2.
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Security
Security Example: RADIUS Server
Consider the fabric shown in Figure 2-3. This fabric is similar to the one shown in
Figure 2-2 with the addition of Radius_1 acting as a RADIUS server. Authorization
and authentication is passed from the switch to Radius_1 in the following cases:

HBA_1 login to Switch_1

Switch_1 login to Switch_2

Switch_2 login to Switch_1
Device: HBA_1
WWN: 10:00:00:c0:dd:07:c3:4d
Security: Yes
F_Port
Server: Radius_1
IP Address:10:20:30:40
Device: HBA_2
WWN: 10:00:00:c0:dd:07:c3:4f
Security: No
F_Port
F_Port
E_Port
Device: Switch_1
WWN: 10:00:00:c0:dd:07:e3:4c
Security: Yes
E_Port
Device: Switch_2
WWN: 10:00:00:c0:dd:07:e3:4e
Security: Yes
Figure 2-3 Security Example: RADIUS Server
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Configure the Radius_1 host as a RADIUS server on Switch_1 and
Switch_2 to authenticate device logins. Specify the server IP address and
the secret with which the switches will authenticate with the server.
Configure the switches so that devices authenticate through the switches
only if the RADIUS server is unavailable.
Device Authentication
Order
RadiusLocal – Authenticate devices using the RADIUS
server security database first. If the RADIUS server is
unavailable, then use the local switch security database.
Total Servers
1 – Enables support for one RADIUS server
Device Authentication
Server
True – Enables Radius_1 to authenticate device logins.
Server IP Address
10.20.30.40
Secret
1234567890123456 – 16-character ASCII string (MD5
hash). This is the secret that allows direct communication with the RADIUS server.
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Security
2.
Create a security set (Security_Set_1) on Switch_1.
a.
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Create a port group (Group_Port_1) in Security_Set_1 with Switch_1
and HBA_1 as members.
Switch_1
Node WWN: 10:00:00:c0:dd:07:e3:4c
Authentication: CHAP
Primary Hash: MD5
Primary Secret: 0123456789abcdef
HBA_1
Node WWN: 10:00:00:c0:dd:07:c3:4d
Authentication: CHAP
Primary Hash: MD5
Primary Secret: fedcba9876543210

Switch_1 and all devices and switches connected to Switch_1
must be included in the group even if the switch or device does
not support authentication. Otherwise, the Switch_1 port will
isolate.

You must specify HBAs by node worldwide name. Switches can
be specified by port or node worldwide name. The type of switch
worldwide name you use in the switch security database must be
the same as that in the HBA security database. For example, if
you specify a switch with a port worldwide name in the switch
security database, you must also specify that switch in the HBA
security database with the same port worldwide name.

For CHAP authentication, create 32-character hexadecimal or
16-character ASCII secrets. The switch secret must be shared
with the HBA security database.
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b.
Create an ISL group (Group_ISL_1) in Security_Set_1 with Switch_1
and Switch_2 as members. The Switch_1 secret must be shared with
the Switch_2 security database.
Switch_1
Node WWN: 10:00:00:c0:dd:07:e3:4c
Authentication: CHAP
Primary Hash: MD5
Primary Secret: 0123456789abcdef
Binding: None
Switch_2
Node WWN: 10:00:00:c0:dd:07:e3:4e
Authentication: CHAP
Primary Hash: MD5
Primary Secret: abcdefabcdef012
Binding: None
3.
Configure security on HBA_1 using the appropriate management tool.
Logins between the Switch_1 and HBA_1 will be challenged (CHAP) for
their respective secrets. Therefore, the secrets for Switch_1 and HBA_1 that
you configured on Switch_1 must also be configured on HBA_1.
4.
Save and activate Security_Set_1 on Switch_1.
5.
Create a security set (Security_Set_2) on Switch_2. Create an ISL group
(Group_ISL_2) in Security_Set_2 with Switch_1 and Switch_2 as members.
Switch_2
Node WWN: 10:00:00:c0:dd:07:e3:4e
Authentication: CHAP
Primary Hash: MD5
Primary Secret: abcdefabcdef0123
Binding: None
Switch_1
Node WWN: 10:00:00:c0:dd:07:e3:4c
Authentication: CHAP
Primary Hash: MD5
Primary Secret: 0123456789abcdef
Binding: None
6.
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Save and activate Security_Set_2 on Switch_2.
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Security Example: Host Authentication
Consider the fabric shown in Figure 2-4. In this fabric, only Switch_2 and
HBA_2/APP_2 support security, where APP_2 is a host application. The objective
is to secure the management server on Switch_2 from unauthorized access by an
HBA or an associated host application.
Device: HBA_2/APP_2
WWN: 10:00:00:c0:dd:07:c3:4d
Security: Yes
Device: HBA_1/APP_1
Security: No
E_Port
F_Port
F_Port
E_Port
Device: Switch_2
WWN: 10:00:00:c0:dd:07:e3:4e
Security: Yes
Device: Switch_1
Security: No
E_Port
E_Port
Device: Switch_3
Security: No
FL_Port
Device: JBOD
Security: No
Figure 2-4 Security Example: Management Server
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Create a security set (Security_Set_2) on Switch_2.
2.
Create a Management Server group (Group_1) in Security_Set_2 with
Switch_2 and HBA_2 or APP_2 as its member.

You must specify HBAs by node worldwide name. Switches can be
specified by port or node worldwide name. The type of switch
worldwide name you use in the switch security database must be the
same as that in the HBA security database. For example, if you specify
a switch with a port worldwide name in the switch security database,
you must also specify that switch in the HBA security database with the
same port worldwide name.

For MD5 authentication, create secrets.
Switch_2
Node WWN: 10:00:00:c0:dd:07:c3:4e
CT Authentication: True
Hash: MD5
Secret: 9876543210fedcba9
HBA_2 or APP_2
Node WWN: 10:00:00:c0:dd:07:c3:4d
CT Authentication: True
Hash: MD5
Secret: fedcba9876543210
3.
Configure security on HBA_2 or APP_2 using the appropriate management
tool. Logins between the Switch_2 and HBA_2 or APP_2 will be challenged
(MD5) for their respective secrets. Therefore, the secrets that you
configured for HBA_2 or APP_2 on Switch_2 must also be configured on
HBA_2 or APP_2.
4.
Save and activate Security_Set_2.
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Fabric Management
Fabric Management
The Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 application executes on a management
workstation that provides for the configuration, control, and maintenance of
multiple fabrics. Supported platforms include Windows, Solaris, Linux, and
MacOS X.
The browser-based application, QuickTools, and the command line interface (CLI)
reside in the switch firmware and provide for the management of individual
switches in a single fabric. Consider how many fabrics will be managed, how
many management workstations are needed, and whether the fabrics will be
managed with Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007, QuickTools, or the CLI.
A switch supports a combined maximum of 19 logins reserved as follows:

4 logins or sessions for internal applications such as management server
and SNMP

9 high priority Telnet sessions

6 logins or sessions for Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 logins, QuickTools
logins, API logins, and Telnet logins
Additional logins will be refused.
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Installation
This section describes how to install and configure the QLogic 9000 Series switch.
The following topics are covered:

Site Requirements

Installing a Switch

Installing Firmware

Adding a Switch to an Existing Fabric

Installing Feature License Keys

HyperStacking
Site Requirements
Consider the following items when installing a QLogic 9000 Series switch:

Fabric Management Workstation

Switch Power Requirements

Environmental Conditions
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Site Requirements
Fabric Management Workstation
The requirements for fabric management workstations running Enterprise Fabric
Suite 2007 are described in Table 3-1:
Table 3-1. Management Workstation Requirements
Operating System
 Windows® 2003 and XP SP1/SP2
 Solaris™ 9,10, and 10 x86
 Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 4, 5
 SUSE™ Linux Enterprise Server 9, 10
 Mac® OS X 10.4, 10.5
Memory
512 MB minimum; 1GB or more is recommended
Disk Space
150 MB per installation of Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007
Processor
1 GHz or faster
Hardware
CD-ROM drive, RJ-45 Ethernet port, RS-232 serial port (optional)
Internet Browser
 Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 6.0 and later
 Netscape® Navigator® 6.0 and later
 FireFox® 1.5 and later
 Safari® 1.0 and later (Windows and Mac OS)
 Java 2 Standard Edition Runtime Environment 1.4.2 and later
to support the QuickTools web applet
Telnet workstations require an RJ-45 Ethernet port and an operating system with
a Telnet client.
Switch Power Requirements
Power requirements are 10 Amps at 100 VAC or 4.2 Amps at 240 VAC.
Environmental Conditions
Consider the factors that affect the climate in your facility such as equipment heat
dissipation and ventilation. The switch requires the following operating conditions:
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
Operating temperature range: 0–40°C (32–104°F)

Relative humidity: 15–80%, non-condensing
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Installing a Switch
Unpack the switch and accessories. The QLogic 9000 Series switch is shipped
with the components shown in Figure 3-1:

QLogic 9000 Series switch (1) with firmware installed

Power cords (2)

Power cord restraint bails (2)

Rail kit

RJ-45/RS-232 console adapter (1)

Software box containing a CD-ROM. The CD-ROM contains the Enterprise
Fabric Suite 2007 switch management application, release notes, and
documentation.
Figure 3-1 QLogic 9000 Series Stackable Chassis Switch
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Installing a QLogic 9000 Series switch involves the following steps:
3-4
1.
Mount the Switch
2.
Stack the Switches
3.
Install I/O Blades
4.
Install Transceivers
5.
Power Up the Switch
6.
Configure the Workstation
7.
Connect the Workstation to the Switch
8.
Install Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007
9.
Start Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007
10.
Configure the Switch
11.
Cable Devices to the Switch
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Mount the Switch
WARNING!!
Mount switches in the rack so that the weight is distributed evenly. An
unevenly loaded rack can become unstable possibly resulting in equipment
damage or personal injury.
AVERTISSEMENT!!
Installer les commutateurs dans l’armoire informatique de sorte que le poids
soit réparti uniformément. Une armoire informatique déséquilibré risque
d'entraîner des blessures ou d'endommager l'équipement.
WARNUNG!!Switches so in das Rack einbauen, dass das Gewicht gleichmäßig
verteilt ist. Ein Rack mit ungleichmäßiger Gewichtsverteilung kann
schwanken/umfallen und Gerätbeschädigung oder Verletzung verursachen.
¡ADVERTENCIA!Monte los conmutadores en el estante de modo que el peso se
distribuya de manera uniforme. Un estante cuya carga no esté distribuida de
manera uniforme puede ser inestable y podría dañar el equipo o causar
lesiones personales.
CAUTION!
 If the switch is mounted in a closed or multi-unit rack assembly, make
sure that the operating temperature inside the rack enclosure does not
exceed the maximum rated ambient temperature. Refer to
“Environmental Factors” on page A-14.
 The switch must rest on rails or a shelf in the rack or cabinet.
 Do not restrict chassis air flow. Allow 16 cm (6.5 in) minimum clearance
at the front and rear of the rack for service access and ventilation.
 Multiple rack-mounted units connected to the AC supply circuit may
overload that circuit or overload the AC supply wiring. Consider the
power source capacity and the total power usage of all switches on the
circuit. Refer to “Electrical Requirements” on page A-12.
 Reliable grounding in the rack must be maintained from the switch
chassis to the AC power source.
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ATTENTION!
 Si le commutateur est monté dans un assemblage fermé ou dans un bâti
à plusieurs unités, vérifiez que la température de fonctionnement à
l'intérieur de l'armoire du bâti ne dépasse pas la température ambiante
maximale assignée. Reportez-vous à la section “Environmental Factors”
on page A-14 (Environnement).
 Le commutateur doit reposer sur des rails ou sur une étagère du bâti ou
du cabinet.
 N'empêchez pas l'air de circuler dans le châssis. Laissez un espace d'au
moins 16 cm (6,5 pouces) à l'avant et à l'arrière du bâti pour l'accès du
personnel d'entretien et l'aération.
 Les unités multiples en bâti connectées au circuit d'alimentation en CA
peuvent surcharger ce circuit ou le câblage d'alimentation en CA.
Vérifiez la capacité de votre source d'alimentation électrique et calculez
la puissance totale utilisée par tous les commutateurs du circuit.
Reportez-vous à la section “Electrical Requirements” on page A-12
(Exigences en électricité).
 Une mise à la masse fiable doit être maintenue dans le bâti depuis le
châssis du commutateur jusqu'à la source d'alimentation en CA.
VORSICHT!
 Wenn der Switch in ein geschlossenes Gestell oder eine Gestelleinheit
mit mehreren Geräten eingebaut wird, stellen Sie sicher, dass die
Betriebstemperatur im Gestell nicht die maximal zulässige
Umgebungstemperatur übersteigt. Lesen Sie dazu “Environmental
Factors” on page A-14 (Umgebungsfaktoren).
 Der Switch muss auf Schienen oder auf einem Regal- im Server-Rack
oder -Schrank liegen.
 Schränken Sie den Luftstrom im Gehäuse nicht ein. Lassen Sie einen
Mindestabstand von 16 cm am vorderen und hinteren Rand des Regals
für Wartungsarbeiten und Ventilation.
 Der Anschluss von mehreren in ein Gestell eingebauten Einheiten an
den Netzstromkreis kann zu einer Überlastung dieses Stromkreises oder
der Netzverkabelung führen. Berücksichtigen Sie die Kapazität der
Stromquelle und die Gesamt-Leistungsaufnahme aller an diesen
Stromkreis angeschlossenen Switches. Lesen Sie dazu “Electrical
Requirements” on page A-12 (Elektrische Voraussetzungen).
 Zuverlässiges Erden im Regal muss vom Switch-Gehäuse zur
Netzstromquelle gepflegt werden.
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¡PRECAUCIÓN!
 Si el conmutador se monta en un ensamblaje de estante cerrado o de
varias unidades, asegúrese de que la temperatura de funcionamiento
dentro del alojamiento del estante no supere la temperatura ambiental
máxima permitida. Consulte el apartado relativo a los “Environmental
Factors” on page A-14 (factores medioambientales).
 El conmutador debe descansar sobre rieles o sobre una tabla del
estante o alojamiento.
 No restrinja el flujo de aire del chasis. Deje como mínimo 16 cm (6,5
pulgadas) de separación en la parte delantera y trasera del estante de
modo que tenga ventilación y se pueda acceder a él en caso de
reparación.
 Es posible que si se conectan varias unidades montadas en estante al
circuito de alimentación de CA, dicho circuito o el cableado de
alimentación de CA se sobrecarguen. Tenga en cuenta la capacidad de
la fuente de alimentación y el consumo total de alimentación de todos
los conmutadores del circuito. Consulte el apartado relativo a los
“Electrical Requirements” on page A-12 (requisitos eléctricos).
 Se debe mantener una conexión fiable en el estante desde el chasis del
conmutador a la fuente de alimentación de CA.
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The switch is designed to be mounted in a rack using the mounting brackets and
the QLogic 9000 Series rail kit shown in Figure 3-2. To mount the switch in a rack,
do the following. Rack mounting instructions can also be found in the QLogic 9000
Series Stackable Chassis Switch Rack Mounting Guide packaged with the switch.
6
2
8
3
1
3
4
10
9
3
5
6
5
9
7
Figure 3-2 QLogic 9000 Series Rail Kit
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1.
Install left (1) and right (2) switch rails on the switch using six 8-32 screws (3)
for each. Be sure that the latch is closest to the end of the switch that will be
installed first in the rack and that the latch tab (4) is pointing down.
WARNING!!
If the switch rails are not installed properly, the switch could slide out of
the rack rails causing damage to the switch and serious personal
injury.
AVERTISSEMENT!!
Lorsque les rails du commutateur ne sont pas installés correctement,
le commutateur peut glisser hors des rails du bâti, ce qui peut
endommager le commutateur et entraîner de graves blessures.
WARNUNG!!
Wenn die Switch-Schienen nicht richtig installiert wurden, könnte der
Switch aus den Regalschienen rutschen und dadurch könnte er
beschädigt und Personen schwer verletzt werden.
¡ADVERTENCIA!
Si los rieles del conmutador no están instalados correctamente, el
conmutador podría deslizarse y salirse de los rieles del estante y
estropear el conmutador además de causar graves lesiones
personales.
2.
Install the brackets (5) on the front or rear corners of the switch with two 8-32
screws to produce the desired setback. Allow minimum clearances for
cabling of 2 inches for the I/O blade side and 8 inches for the Fan blade side.

For a fans-first installation, install the brackets on the front corners of
the switch.

For a faceplate-first installation, install the brackets on the rear corners
of the switch.
These instructions assume a fans-first installation.
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3.
Extend the rack rails (6) to fit the inner dimensions of the rack. The rail
flanges on both ends fit inside the rack. Be sure that the inner rail is toward
the front. Fasten the front rail flange to the rack with two 10-32 screws (7)
using the upper and lower holes. Fasten the rear end of the rail to the rack
with three 10-32 screws (8). For racks with square holes, use a centering
washer (9) with each screw.
4.
Slide the switch and rail assembly into the rack rails. Fasten the switch to the
rack with two screws (10), one through each bracket.
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Install I/O Blades
I/O blades are ordered and shipped separately so that you can customize your
switch for the performance you need. The following I/O blades are available:

FC8G16–Fibre Channel 8/4/2/1-Gbps I/O blade

FC4G16–Fibre Channel 4/2/1-Gbps I/O blade

FC10G4–Fibre Channel 10-Gbps I/O blade.
Any I/O blade can be installed in any I/O slot. To install I/O blades, do the
following:
1.
Remove I/O panels as needed to match the number of I/O blades to be
installed. Pull the I/O panel by the latch to disengage and remove. Every I/O
slot must have an I/O blade or an I/O panel to ensure proper cooling.
2.
Install I/O blades. Open the I/O blade latch and slide the I/O blade into the
chassis until it makes contact with the midplane connector. Rotate the latch
upward to lock the I/O blade in place.
Figure 3-3 Installing an I/O Blade
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Stack the Switches
10-Gbps stacking cables are available to connect two QLogic 9000 Series
switches or a QLogic 9000 Series switch and a QLogic 5000 Series switch as
shown in Figure 3-4.

To connect two QLogic 9000 Series switches, use an X2-X2 cable. Install
the cable connectors in the respective switch ports with the circuit boards on
the left. The cable connector will fit only one way as shown in Figure 3-4.

To connect a SANbox 5000 Series switch and a QLogic 9000 Series switch,
use an XPAK-X2 cable. Install the XPAK connector in the SANbox 5000
series switch port with the circuit board toward the mid line of the switch.
Install the X2 connector in the QLogic 9000 Series switch port with the circuit
board on the left.
Figure 3-4 Installing Stacking Cables
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Install Transceivers
The switch supports a variety of SFP and X2 transceivers. To install a transceiver,
insert the transceiver into the port and gently press until it snaps in place. To
remove a transceiver, pull on the release tab or lever and remove the transceiver.
Different transceiver manufacturers have different release mechanisms. Consult
the documentation for your transceiver.
NOTE:
The transceiver will fit only one way. If the transceiver does not install under
gentle pressure, flip it over and try again.
10-Gbps I/O blades come with port covers in the ports. Before installing the
stacking cables or transceivers remove the port covers. To remove a port cover,
insert a small flathead screwdriver in the cover slot and gently pry the cover from
the port.
CAUTION!
To maintain proper air flow and prevent the switch from overheating, keep
covers installed in unused 10-Gbps ports.
ATTENTION!
Pour assurer un bon flux d'air et éviter une surchauffe du commutateur,
laissez les caches sur les ports 10 Gb/s non utilisés.
VORSICHT!
Um eine Luftströmung aufrecht zu erhalten und eine Überhitzung des
Switches zu vermeiden, lassen Sie die Abdeckung an nicht verwendeten
10GBit/s-Ports installiert.
¡PRECAUCIÓN!
Para mantener un flujo de aire adecuado y evitar que el conmutador se
caliente excesivamente, mantenga las cubiertas instaladas en puertos de 10
Gbps sin utilizar.
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Power Up the Switch
WARNING!!
This product is supplied with a 3-wire power cable and plug for the user’s
safety. Use this power cable in conjunction with a properly grounded outlet
to avoid electrical shock. An electrical outlet that is not correctly wired could
place hazardous voltage on metal parts of the switch chassis. It is the
responsibility of the customer to ensure that the outlet is correctly wired and
grounded to prevent electrical shock.
You may require a different power cable in some countries because the plug
on the cable supplied with the equipment will not fit your electrical outlet. In
this case, you must supply your own power cable. The cable you use must
meet the following requirements:
 For 125 Volt electrical service, the cable must be rated at 13 Amps and
be approved by UL and CSA.
 For 250 Volt electrical service: The cable must be rated at 13 Amps,
meet the requirements of H05VV-F, and be approved by VDE, SEMKO,
and DEMKO.
AVERTISSEMENT!!
Pour la sécurité de l’utilisateur, l’appareil est livré avec un câble
d’alimentation trifilaire et une fiche. Pour éviter toute secousse électrique,
enficher ce câble à une prise correctement mise à la terre.Une prise
électrique dont les fils sont mal branchés peut créer une tension dangereuse
dans les pièces métalliques du châssis switch. Pour éviter toute secousse
électrique, s’assurer que les fils sont correctement branchés et que la prise
est bien mise à la terre.
Dans certains pays les prises électriques sont de modèle différent; on ne
peut y enficher le câble de l’appareil. On doit donc en utiliser un autre ayant
les caractéristiques suivantes:
 Alimentation 125 V: Câble pour courant nominal de 13 A, agréé LAC et
CSA.
 Alimentation 250 V: Câble pour courant nominal de 13 A, conforme au
H05VV-F, et agréé VDE, SEMKO et DEMKO.
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WARNUNG!!
Dieses Produkt wird mit einem 3-adrigen Netzkabel mit Stecker geliefert.
Dieses Kabel erfüllt die Sicherheitsanforderungen und sollte an einer
vorschriftsmäßigen Schukosteckdose angeschlossen werden, um die
Gefahr eines elektrischen Schlages zu vermeiden.Elektrosteckdosen, die
nicht richtig verdrahtet sind, können gefährliche Hochspannung an den
Metallteilen des switch-Gehäuses verursachen. Der Kunde trägt die
Verantwortung für eine vorschriftsmäßige Verdrahtung und Erdung der
Steckdose zur Vermeidung eines elektrischen Schlages.
In manchen Ländern ist eventuell die Verwendung eines anderen Kabels
erforderlich, da der Stecker des mitgelieferten Kabels nicht in die
landesüblichen Steckdosen paßt. In diesem Fall müssen Sie sich ein Kabel
besorgen, daß die folgenden Anforderungen erfüllt:
 Für 125 Volt-Netze: 13 Ampere Kabel mit UL- und CSA-Zulassung.
 Für 250 Volt-Netze: 13 Ampere Kabel gemäß den Anforderungen der
H05VV-F und VDE-, SEMKO- und DEMKO-Zulassung.
¡ADVERTENCIA!
Para garantizar la seguridad del usuario, este producto se suministra con un
cable de alimentación de 3 hilos y un enchufe. Utilice este cable de
alimentación junto con un enchufe correctamente conectado a tierra para
evitar descargas eléctricas. Un enchufe eléctrico que no esté correctamente
conectado puede hacer que las piezas metálicas del chasis del conmutador
tengan un voltaje peligroso. Es responsabilidad del cliente asegurarse de
que el enchufe esté correctamente conectado a una toma de tierra para
evitar descargas eléctricas.
Es posible que en algunos países necesite un cable de alimentación
diferente porque el enchufe del cable suministrado con el equipo no se
ajusta a su enchufe eléctrico. En este caso, debe proveerse de su propio
cable de alimentación. El cable que utilice debe cumplir los siguientes
requisitos:
 Para un servicio eléctrico de 125 voltios, el cable debe tener una
corriente nominal de 13 amperios y estar aprobado por UL y CSA.
 Para un servicio eléctrico de 250 voltios, el cable debe tener una
corriente nominal de 13 amperios, cumplir los requisitos de H05VV-F y
estar aprobado por VDE, SEMKO y DEMKO.
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The switch comes with two NEMA 5-15, non-locking, power cords (SKU:
CPK-9000-US). This power cord is approved for North America (USA, Canada,
Puerto Rico), Mexico, Central America, South America, Korea, Taiwan,
Phillippines, and Thailand. Refer to Table A-10 for information about power cords
for other regions/countries.
To power up the switch, do the following:
1.
Attach a power cord restraint bail to each Power Supply blade as show in
Figure 3-5.
2.
Connect the power cords firmly to the Power Supply blade AC power
receptacles.
3.
Fasten the restraint bail on each plug.
4.
Connect each power cord to a 3-wire, grounded, AC outlet that delivers
power in accordance with the power requirements in Appendix A.
NOTE:
To provide redundancy in the event of an AC power circuit failure,
connect the Power Supply blades to separate AC circuits.
5.
Place the On/Off switches on both Power Supply blades in the On position.
The power-up sequence will take a few minutes. The switch is operational
when both CPU Heartbeat LEDs are flashing once per second.
Figure 3-5 Attaching the Power Cord Restraint Bail
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Configure the Workstation
If you plan to use the command line interface to configure and manage the switch,
you must configure the workstation. This involves setting the workstation IP
address for Ethernet connections, or configuring the workstation serial port. If you
plan to use Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 or QuickTools to manage the switch, the
Configuration Wizard manages the workstation IP address for you – proceed to
“Install Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007” on page 3-18.
NOTE:
If you are using Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 to manage the switch on a
Windows workstation, be sure that you have an active Ethernet connection
when you boot the workstation.
Setting the Workstation IP Address for Ethernet Connections
The default IP address of the CPU0 Ethernet port is 10.0.0.1. To ensure that your
workstation is configured to communicate with the 10.0.0 subnet, refer to the
following instructions for your workstation.


For a Windows workstation, do the following:
1.
Click the Start button, then choose Settings>Control Panel>Network
and Dial-Up Connections.
2.
Choose Make New Connection.
3.
Click the Connect to a private network through the Internet radio
button then click the Next button.
4.
Enter 10.0.0.253 for the IP address.
For a Linux or Solaris workstation, open a command window and enter the
following command where (interface) is your interface name:
ifconfig (interface) ipaddress 10.0.0.253 netmask 255.255.255.0 up

For a MacOS X workstation, do the following:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
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Choose System Preferences>System Preferences>Network.
Double-click your network adapter.
In the configuration dialog, select Manually from the Configure IPv4
drop down menu.
Enter 10.0.0.253 in the IP Address field.
Enter 255.255.255.0 in the Subnet Mask field.
Click Apply Now.
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Configuring the Workstation Serial Port
To configure the workstation serial port, do the following:
1.
Connect the RS-232/RJ-45 console adapter to a COM port on the
management workstation.
2.
Connect an Ethernet 10/100 Base-T straight cable to the console adapter
and to the RJ-45 serial port on the switch.
3.
Configure the workstation serial port according to your platform:


For Windows:
a.
Open the HyperTerminal application. Choose the Start button,
select All Programs>Accessories>Communications>
HyperTerminal.
b.
Enter a name for the switch connection and choose an icon in the
Connection Description window. Choose the OK button.
c.
Enter the following COM Port settings in the COM Properties
window and choose the OK button.

Bits per second: 9600

Data Bits: 8

Parity: None

Stop Bits: 1

Flow Control: None
For Linux:
a.
Set up minicom to use the serial port. Create or modify the
/etc/minirc.dfl file with the following content:
pr
pu
pu
pu
portdev/ttyS0
minit
mreset
mhangup
pr portdev/ttyS0 specifies port 0 on the workstation.
Choose "pr" setting to match the workstation port to which you
connected the switch.
b.
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Verify that all users have permission to run minicom. Review the
/etc/minicom.users file and confirm that the line "ALL" exists or
that there are specific user entries.
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
For Solaris: Modify the /etc/remote file and locate the hardwire entry.
Choose the :dv=/dev/term/ setting to match the workstation port
(a or b) to which you connected to the switch.
hardwire:\:dv=/dev/term/a:br#9600:el=^C^S^Q^U^D:ie=%$:oe=^D:
4.
Proceed to “Power Up the Switch” on page 3-13.
Connect the Workstation to the Switch
You can manage the switch using Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007, the QuickTools
web applet, or the command line interface. Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 and
QuickTools require a connection to the CPU0 Ethernet port. The command line
interface can use an Ethernet connection or a serial connection to the primary
CPU blade. Choose a switch management method, then connect the
management workstation to the switch in one of the following ways:

Ethernet connection from the management workstation to the switch RJ-45
Ethernet connector through an Ethernet switch or a hub. You can use a
10/100 Base-T straight or cross-over cable. The default active Ethernet port
is located on the CPU0 CPU blade on the back of the switch.

Serial port connection from the management workstation to the switch RJ-45
serial port connector on the CPU0 blade. This requires the RS-232/RJ-45
console adapter provided with the switch and a 10/100 Base-T straight
cable.
Install Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007
You can install Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 on a Windows, Linux, Solaris, or
MacOS X® workstation. To install the Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 application,
refer to the SANbox 9000 Series Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 User Guide.
Obtain the Network Configuration
Obtain the IP address and subnet mask from your network administrator. The
workstation must have the same subnet as the switch.
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Start Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007
NOTE:
After the switch is operational, you can also open the QuickTools web
applet, by entering the switch IP address in an internet browser. Refer to the
SANbox 9000 Series Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 User Guide for more
information.
To start Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007, do the following.
1.
Start the Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 using one of the following methods:

For Windows, double-click the Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 shortcut,
or select Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 from Start menu, depending
on how you installed the Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 application.
From a command line, you can enter the
Enterprise_Fabric_Suite_2007 command:
<install_directory>Enterprise_Fabric_Suite_2007.exe

For Linux, Solaris, or MacOS X, enter the following command:
<install_directory>./Enterprise_Fabric_Suite_2007
2.
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In the Initial Start dialog, click the Open Configuration Wizard button. The
Configuration Wizard recognizes the switch and leads you through the
configuration process.
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Configure the Switch
You can configure the switch using the Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 application,
the QuickTools web applet, or the command line interface. To configure the switch
using Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007, click the Open Configuration Wizard radio
button in the Initial Start dialog, then click the Proceed button. The Configuration
wizard prompts you for the network configuration information listed in Table 3-2.
Table 3-2. Network Configuration Parameters
Temporary IP address
Temporary subnet mask
Current Admin account password
Factory default is password.
Archive template file
Switch domain ID (1–-239)
Domain ID Lock (Locked/Unlocked)
Switch name
Permanent IP address
Permanent subnet mask
Permanent gateway address
Permanent network discovery method
Ethernet port selection
Date and time
New Admin account password
Create a configuration archive?
To configure the switch using the command line interface, do the following:
1.
Open a command window according to the type of workstation and
connection:

Ethernet (all platforms): Open a Telnet session with the default switch
IP address and log in to the switch with account name admin and the
default password password.
telnet 10.0.0.1
Switch Login: admin
Password:
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

Serial – Windows: Open the HyperTerminal application on a Windows
platform.
a.
Choose the Start button, select Programs, Accessories,
HyperTerminal, and HyperTerminal.
b.
Select the connection you created earlier and choose the OK
button.
Serial – Linux: Open a command window and enter the following
command:
minicom

Serial – Solaris: Open a command window and enter the following
command:
tip hardwire
2.
Open an admin session and enter the Set Setup System command. Enter
the values you want for switch IP address (EthNetworkAddress) and the
network mask (EthNetworkMask).
QLogic #> admin start
QLogic (admin) #> set setup system
3.
Open a Config Edit session and use the Set Config command to modify the
switch configuration.
Refer to the SANbox 9000 Series Stackable Chassis Switch Command Line
Interface Guide for information about using the command line interface.
Cable Devices to the Switch
Connect cables to the SFP transceivers and their corresponding devices, and
then energize the devices. Device host bus adapters can have SFP (or SFF)
transceivers. LC-type duplex fiber optic cable connectors are designed for SFP
transceivers. Duplex cable connectors are keyed to ensure proper orientation.
Choose the fiber optic cable with the connector combination that matches the
device host bus adapter.
Connect a QLogic 9000 Series switch to a QLogic 5000 series switch through
their 10-Gbps ports using an X2-to-XPAK stacking cable. The stacking cable X2
connector is larger than the XPAK connector and attaches to the QLogic 9000
Series 10-Gbps I/O blade.
GL_Ports self configure as FL_Ports when connected to loop of public devices or
F_Ports when connected to a single device. G_Ports self configure as F_Ports
when connected to a single device. Both GL_Ports and G_Ports self configure as
E_Ports when connected to another switch.
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Installing Firmware
Installing Firmware
The switch comes with current firmware installed. You can upgrade the firmware
from the management workstation as new firmware becomes available. You can
use the Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 application, the QuickTools web applet, or
the CLI to install new firmware.

Using Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 to Install Firmware

Using QuickTools to Install Firmware

Using the CLI to Install Firmware
You can load and activate version 7.8 firmware on an operating switch without
disrupting data traffic or re-initializing attached devices. If you attempt to perform a
non-disruptive activation without satisfying the following conditions, the activation
will fail. If the non-disruptive activation fails, you will usually be prompted to try
again later. Otherwise, the switch will perform a disruptive activation.

The current firmware version permits the installation and non-disruptive
activation of the new firmware. Refer to the Firmware Release Notes for
previous compatible firmware versions.

No changes are being made to switches in the fabric including powering up,
powering down, disconnecting or connecting ISLs, changing switch
configurations, or installing firmware.

No port in the fabric is in the diagnostic state.

No Zoning Edit sessions are open in the fabric.

No changes are being made to attached devices including powering up,
powering down, disconnecting, connecting, and HBA configuration changes.
Install firmware on one switch at a time in the fabric. If you are installing firmware
on one switch, wait 120 seconds after the activation is complete before installing
firmware on a second switch.
Ports that are stable when the non-disruptive activation begins and then change
states, will be reset. When the non-disruptive activation is complete, Enterprise
Fabric Suite 2007 and QuickTools sessions reconnect automatically. However,
Telnet sessions must be restarted manually.
NOTE:
After upgrading firmware that includes changes to QuickTools, an open
QuickTools session may indicate that the firmware is not supported. This
means the new firmware is not supported by the previous QuickTools
version. To correct this, close the QuickTools session and the browser
window, then open a new QuickTools session.
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Installing Firmware
Using Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 to Install Firmware
To install firmware using Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007, do the following:
1.
Select a switch in the topology display and double-click to open the
Faceplate display. Open the Switch menu and select Load Firmware.
2.
In the Firmware Upload window, click the Select button to browse and select
the firmware file to be uploaded.
3.
Click the Start button to begin the loading process.
4.
Click the Start button to begin the firmware load process. You will be shown
a message warning you that the switch will be reset to activate the firmware.
5.
Click the OK button to continue firmware installation or click the Cancel
button to cancel the firmware installation. Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 will
attempt a hot reset, if possible, to activate the firmware without disrupting
data traffic. During a non-disruptive activation, all Logged-In LEDs are
extinguished for several seconds. If a non-disruptive activation is not
possible, Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 gives you the opportunity to reset the
switch and perform a disruptive activation.
Using QuickTools to Install Firmware
To install firmware using QuickTools, do the following:
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1.
In the faceplate display, open the Switch menu and select Load Firmware.
2.
In the Load Firmware dialog, choose one of the following:

Select a firmware image file from the Version drop-down list.

Click the Browse button to change the folder (path) to search for
firmware image files. Click the Rescan button to search the new folder
displayed in the Firmware Image Folder field.
3.
Click the Start button to begin the firmware load process. You will be shown
a message warning you that the switch will be reset to activate the firmware.
4.
Click the OK button to continue firmware installation.
5.
Click the Close button to close the Load Firmware dialog.
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Installing Firmware
Using the CLI to Install Firmware
The method you choose to install firmware using the CLI depends on the type of
firmware activation you want.

For a disruptive activation, enter the Firmware Install or Image Install
command to download the firmware image file from an FTP or TFTP server,
unpack it, and activate it in one step. Refer to “One-Step Firmware
Installation” on page 3-24.

For a non-disruptive activation, enter the Image Fetch command to
download the firmware image file from an FTP or TFTP server. Enter the
Image Unpack command to unpack the image file, then enter the Hotreset
command to perform a non-disruptive activation. Refer to “Custom Firmware
Installation” on page 3-26.
Refer to the SANbox 9000 Series Stackable Chassis Switch Command Line
Interface Guide for information about the CLI commands.
One-Step Firmware Installation
The Firmware Install and Image Install commands download the firmware image
file from an FTP or TFTP server to the switch, unpacks the image file, and
performs a disruptive activation in one step. The installation process prompts you
to enter the following:
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
The file transfer protocol (FTP or TFTP)

IP address of the remote host

An account name and password on the remote host (FTP only)

Pathname for the firmware image file
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Installing Firmware
To install firmware using the CLI when a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server is
present on the management workstation, use the Firmware Install command.
Refer to the SANbox 9000 Series Stackable Chassis Switch Command Line
Interface Guide for information about the CLI commands.
1.
Enter the following commands to download the firmware from a remote host
to the switch, install the firmware, then reset the switch to activate the
firmware.
QLogic #> admin start
QLogic #> firmware install
The switch will be reset. This process will cause a
disruption to I/O traffic.
Continuing with this action will terminate all management
sessions,including any Telnet sessions. When the firmware
activation is complete, you may log in to the switch again.
Do you want to continue? [y/n]: y
Press 'q' and the ENTER key to abort this command.
2.
Enter your choice for the file transfer protocol with which to download the
firmware image file. FTP requires an user account and a password; TFTP
does not.
FTP or TFTP
3.
: ftp
Enter your account name on the remote host (FTP only) and the IP address
of the remote host. When prompted for the source file name, enter the path
for the firmware image file.
User Account
: johndoe
IP Address
: 10.0.0.254
Source Filename : 7.8.00.xx_ThCP
About to install image. Do you want to continue? [y/n] y
4.
When prompted to install the new firmware, enter Yes to continue or No to
cancel. Entering Yes will disrupt traffic. This is the last opportunity to cancel.
About to install image. Do you want to continue? [y/n] y
Connected to 10.20.20.200 (10.20.20.200).
5.
Enter the password for your account name (FTP only).
331 Password required for johndoe.
Password:******
230 User johndoe logged in.
6.
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The firmware will now be downloaded from the remote host to the switch,
installed, and activated.
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Installing Firmware
Custom Firmware Installation
A custom firmware installation downloads the firmware image file from an FTP or
TFTP server to the switch, unpacks the image file, and resets the switch in
separate steps. This allows you to choose the type of switch reset and whether
the activation will be disruptive (Reset Switch command) or nondisruptive
(Hotreset command). The following example illustrates a custom firmware
installation with a nondisruptive activation.
1.
Download the firmware image file from the workstation to the switch.

If your workstation has an FTP server, you can enter the Image Fetch
command:
QLogic (admin) #> image fetch account_name ip_address filename

If your workstation has a TFTP server, you can enter the Image TFTP
command to download the firmware image file.
QLogic (admin) #> image tftp ip_address filename

If your workstation has neither an FTP nor a TFTP server, open an
FTP session and download the firmware image file by entering FTP
commands:
>ftp ip_address or switchname
user:images
password: images
ftp>bin
ftp>put filename
ftp>quit
2.
Display the list of firmware image files on the switch to confirm that the file
was loaded.
QLogic (admin) $>image list
3.
Unpack the firmware image file to install the new firmware in flash memory.
QLogic (admin) $>image unpack filename
4.
Wait for the unpack to complete.
Image unpack command result: Passed
5.
A message will prompt you to reset the switch to activate the firmware. Use
the Hotreset command to attempt a non-disruptive activation.
QLogic (admin) $>hotreset
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Adding a Switch to an Existing Fabric
Adding a Switch to an Existing Fabric
If there are no special conditions to be configured for the new switch, simply plug
in the switch and the switch becomes functional with the default fabric
configuration. The default fabric configuration settings are as follows:

Fabric zoning is sent to the switch from the fabric

All ports will be GL_Ports

The default IP address 10.0.0.1 is assigned to the switch without a gateway
or boot protocol configured (RARP, BOOTP, and DHCP).
If you are adding a switch to a fabric and do not want to accept the default fabric
configuration, do the following:
NOTE:
If the switch is not new from the factory, reset the switch to the factory
configuration before adding the switch to the fabric.
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1.
If you want to manage the switch through the Ethernet port, you must first
configure the IP address.
2.
Plug in the inter-switch links (ISL), but do not connect the devices.
3.
Configure the port types for the new switch. The ports can be G_Port,
GL_Port, F_Port, FL_Port, or Donor.
4.
Connect the devices to the switch.
5.
Make any necessary zoning changes.
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Installing Feature License Keys
Installing Feature License Keys
Refer to “Feature Licensing” on page 2-5 for information about available license
keys. To install a license key using QuickTools or Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007, do
the following:
1.
Open the Switch Menu and select Features to open the Feature Licenses
dialog.
2.
In the Feature Licenses dialog, click the Add button to open the Add License
Key dialog.
3.
In the Add License Key dialog, enter the license key in the Key field.
4.
Click the Get Description button to display the upgrade description.
5.
Click the Add button to upgrade the switch. Allow a minute or two for the
upgrade to complete.
To upgrade a switch using the command line interface, refer to the Feature
command in the SANbox 9000 Series Stackable Chassis Switch Command Line
Interface Guide.
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HyperStacking
HyperStacking
HyperStacking connects two Model 9200 switches through the ICC ports on the
two pairs of CPU blades. Two HyperStack kits are required to successfully conect
two switches. Each HyperStack kit contains one HyperStack license key and two
cables. A medium crosshead screwdriver and six tie wraps are required to
successfully connect two switches. HyperStacking is not disruptive and can be
done with both switches operational or both switches powered off.
NOTE:
QLogic 9100 model switches do not support the HyperStack feature.
To HyperStack two switches, do the following:
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1.
Mount the switches in a rack, one on top of the other with no more than 1U
of space between them. A cable loom can be installed in this space.
Horizontal clearance from the CPU blades to the rack opening or door
should be 7–8 inches to allow for HyperStack cabling. Refer to the SANbox
9000 Series Stackable Chassis Switch Rack Mounting Guide for detailed
mounting instructions.
2.
Verify that the two switches have different domain IDs. If they do not, change
the domain ID of one of the switches using the Set Config Switch CLI
command.
3.
Enter the Show Version CLI command to verify that the two switches have
version 7.8 firmware or later. Install version 6.6 firmware, if necessary. Refer
to “Installing Firmware” on page 3-22 for detailed information.
4.
Follow the directions on the License Key Upgrade document for each
switch. Apply the respective license keys to each switch. Refer to “Installing
Feature License Keys” on page 3-28 for detailed information.
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HyperStacking
5.
Use a screwdriver to remove the covers from all ICC ports. Connect a
HyperStack cable to one of the ICC ports with the label side up as shown in
Figure 3-6. Secure the cable connector with the captive screws.
ICC Port Cover
HyperStack Cable
Connector (label up)
Figure 3-6 HyperStack Cable Connector
6.
Connect HyperStack cable connectors as shown in Figure 3-7. These
copper cables are very flexible and can be bent as needed without damage.
This is the only cabling configuration that is supported. Any other
configuration will result in an error.
Figure 3-7 Connecting the HyperStack Cables
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HyperStacking
7.
Secure the HyperStack cables in place using ties wraps as shown in
Figure 3-8. Secure the outer cables to the rack posts; secure the inner
cables to each other. This reduces cable clearance to 7–8 inches and
provides room for the removal of the Power Supply and Fan blades on the
lower switch.
Tie Wraps
Figure 3-8 Securing HyperStack Cables
8.
Confirm that the ICC port Logged-In LEDs are illuminated. This indicates
that the switches are communicating.
9.
Enter the Show Interconnect CLI command to confirm each ICC port is
online.
QLogic #> show interconnect
Blade ID
ICC ID
State
LSDB ID
ISOREASON
--------
------
-----
-------
---------
CPU0
ICC0
Online
0x1000
NotApplicable
ICC1
Online
0x1001
NotApplicable
ICC0
Online
0x1010
NotApplicable
ICC1
Online
0x1011
NotApplicable
CPU1
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HyperStacking
10.
Enter the Show Fabric CLI command to confirm that both QLogic 9000
Series switches are in the fabric.
SANbox #> show fabric
Domain
WWN
Enet IP Addr
FC IP Addr
SymbolicName
------
---
------------
----------
------------
*1
(0x01)
10:00:00:c0:dd:07:4a:e8
10.20.83.203
0.0.0.0
SANbox 9000
2
(0x02)
10:00:00:c0:dd:00:6a:2d
10.20.68.12
0.0.0.0
SANbox 9000
* indicates principal switch
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HyperStacking
Notes
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4
Diagnostics/Troubleshooting
This section describes how to recognize, diagnose, and correct problems.
Diagnostic information about the switch is available through the various switch
LEDs and through the Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007, QuickTools, and CLI event
logs and error displays.
The Maintenance Panel presents the Chassis Fault LED as a general index to the
switch operational status. The Chassis Fault LED illuminates to indicate faults that
have occurred on the CPU blades, I/O blades, Power Supply blades, and Fan
blades. The corresponding Fault LED on the blade illuminates to indicate the
source of the problem. Following the Fault LEDs to the source and then observing
the other LEDs on the blade can provide helpful information. Supporting
information from the Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007, QuickTools, or the CLI provide
more detailed information.
The following topics describe the Power-on Self Test and the various component
diagnostics, concluding with switch recovery.
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
Power-On Self Test

Error Code Blink Patterns

CPU Blade Diagnostics

I/O Blade Diagnostics

FC Port Diagnostics

Transceiver Diagnostics

Power Supply Blade Diagnostics

Fan Blade Diagnostics

Recovering a Switch Using Maintenance Mode
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4–Diagnostics/Troubleshooting
Power-On Self Test
Power-On Self Test
The switch performs a Power-On Self Test (POST) as part of its power-up
procedure. The POST diagnostic program performs the following tests:

Checksum tests on the boot firmware in PROM and the switch firmware in
flash memory

Internal data loopback test on all ports

Access and integrity test on the ASIC
During the POST, the switch logs any errors encountered. If there are no errors,
the CPU Heartbeat LED blinks at a steady rate of once per second. If a fatal error
occurs, the Chassis Fault LED illuminates and the CPU Heartbeat LED may show
an error code blink pattern.
Error Code Blink Patterns
The CPU Heartbeat LED indicates the operational status of the switch. When the
POST completes with no errors, the CPU Heartbeat LED blinks at steady rate of
once per second. When the switch is in maintenance mode, the Heartbeat LED
illuminates continuously. Refer to “Recovering a Switch Using Maintenance Mode”
on page 4-15 for more information about maintenance mode. All other blink
patterns indicate critical errors.
The CPU Heartbeat LED shows an error blink pattern for the following conditions:
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
2 blinks - Internal Firmware Failure Blink Pattern

3 blinks - Fatal POST Error Blink Pattern

4 blinks - Configuration File System Error Blink Pattern
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Error Code Blink Patterns
Internal Firmware Failure Blink Pattern
An internal firmware failure blink pattern is 2 blinks followed by a two second
pause. The 2-blink error pattern indicates that the firmware has failed. Table 4-1
describes the blink pattern and the actions for this error.
Table 4-1. Internal Firmware Failure Blink Pattern
2 seconds
Blade LED
Action
I/O Blade Error LED
Reset the I/O blade.
CPU1 Heartbeat LED
Reset the CPU1 blade
CPU0 Heartbeat LED
The switch is inoperable. Reset the CPU0 blade.
Fatal POST Error Blink Pattern
A fatal POST error blink pattern is 3 blinks followed by a two second pause. The
3-blink error pattern indicates that a POST failure or a system error has occurred.
If a system error occurs, contact your authorized maintenance provider. Table 4-2
describes the blink pattern and the actions for this error.
Table 4-2. System Error Blink Pattern
2 seconds
Blade LED
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Action
I/O Blade Error LED
Reset the I/O blade.
CPU1 Heartbeat LED
Reset the CPU1 blade.
CPU0 Heartbeat LED
The switch is inoperable. Reset the CPU0 blade.
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Error Code Blink Patterns
Configuration File System Error Blink Pattern
A configuration file system error blink pattern is 4 blinks followed by a two second
pause and appears only on the CPU Heartbeat LED. The 4-blink error pattern
indicates that a configuration file system error has occurred, and that the
configuration file must be restored.
2 seconds
To restore the switch configuration, do the following:
1.
Establish a Telnet session with the switch using the default IP address
10.0.0.1.
telnet 10.0.0.1
or
telnet switchname
where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the switch IP address and switchname is the switch
name associated with the IP address.
2.
A Telnet window opens prompting you for a login. Enter an account name
and password. The default account name and password are (admin,
password).
3.
Open an admin session to acquire the necessary authority.
SANbox $>admin start
4.
Restore the configuration. When the restore is complete, the switch will
reset.
SANbox (admin) $>config restore
If a configuration does not exist, enter the Config Backup command, then
enter the Config Restore command.
a.
Establish communications with the switch using Telnet. Enter one of
the following on the command line:
telnet 10.0.0.1
or
telnet switchname
where switchname is the switch name associated with the IP address.
b.
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A Telnet window opens prompting you for a login. Enter an account
name and password. The default account name and password are
(admin, password).
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Error Code Blink Patterns
c.
Open an admin session to acquire the necessary authority.
QLogic $>admin start
d.
Restore the configuration file. When the restore is complete, the switch
will reset.
QLogic (admin) $>config restore
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CPU Blade Diagnostics
CPU Blade Diagnostics
Figure 4-1 illustrates the CPU blade diagnostic process. If the corrective action is
not successful, contact you authorized maintenance provider.
Chassis
Fault LED
On
On
CPU Good
LED
Hotswap
LED
Off
On
CPU Heartbeat
LED
Off
On or
flashing
Error Code
Off
Switch is in
Maintenance
Mode –
Reset the
switch
Show Blade CPUx
command or
Enterprise Fabric Suite
2007 to display detail
Resolve error
code blink
pattern. See
Error Code
Blink Patterns
Remove
and
Reinstall
CPU Blade
Check I/O
blades and
other
blades
Replace CPU blade
as needed. See
Replacing CPU
Blades.
Figure 4-1 CPU Blade Diagnostic Process
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I/O Blade Diagnostics
I/O Blade Diagnostics
Figure 4-2 illustrates the I/O blade diagnostic process. For port errors indicated by
the Logged-In LED, refer to “FC Port Diagnostics” on page 4-8. If the corrective
action is not successful, contact you authorized maintenance provider.
Chassis
Fault LED
On
On
I/O Blade
Power LED
On
Off
I/O Blade
Fault LED
Off
Hotswap
LED
Off
On or
flashing
Check I/O
blades and
other
blades
Remove
and
Reinstall
I/O Blade
Show Blade IOx
command or
Enterprise Fabric
Suite 2007 to
display detail
Replace I/O blade as
needed. See
Replacing Power
Supply Blades.
Figure 4-2 I/O Blade Diagnostic Process
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FC Port Diagnostics
FC Port Diagnostics
Port diagnostics for each port are indicated by the Logged-In LED. The Logged-In
LED is the top LED of the pair to the right of each port on an I/O blade. For
example, Figure 4-3 identifies the Logged-In LEDs for first four ports on an I/O
blade.
Logged-In
LEDs
Logged-In
LEDs
Figure 4-3 Logged-In LED
The Logged-In LED has three indications:

Continuous illumination: A device is logged in to the port.

Flashing once per second: The port is busy, or the port is in the diagnostics
state.

Flashing twice per second: The port is down, offline, or an error has
occurred. This does not apply to a port that fails a diagnostic test.
If a Logged-In LED shows an error indication, review the event browser for alarm
messages regarding the affected port. You can also inspect the event log using
the Show Alarm command. Pertinent alarm messages will point to one or more of
the following conditions:
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
E_Port Isolation

Excessive Port Errors
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FC Port Diagnostics
E_Port Isolation
A Logged-In LED error indication is often the result of E_Port isolation. An isolated
E_Port is indicated by a red link in the Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 topology
display. E_Port isolation can be caused by the following:

Security failure

FL_Port is connected to another switch

Conflicting domain IDs

Conflicting timeout values

Conflicting zone membership between active zone sets
Refer to the SANbox 9000 Series Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 User Guide or the
SANbox 9000 Series Stackable Chassis Switch Command Line Interface Guide
for information about how to change domain IDs, timeout values, and edit zoning.
Review the event browser and do the following to diagnose and correct an
isolated E_Port:
1.
2.
3.
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Does the event browser show an invalid attach alarm for the affected port?

Yes - Review the ISL group in the active security set to ensure that the
membership includes the necessary ports and that the secrets on all
switches are correct.

No - Continue.
Does the event browser show a repeating alarm about an unsupported
E_Port command on the affected port?

Yes - The port is configured as an FL_Port and connected to another
switch. Correct the port connection or the port type.

No - Continue.
Display the fabric domain IDs using the Show Domains command or the
Switch data tab in the Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 topology display. Are all
domain IDs in the fabric unique?

Yes - Continue.

No - Correct the domain IDs on the offending switches using the Set
Config Switch command or the Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 Switch
Properties window. Reset the port. If the condition remains, continue.
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FC Port Diagnostics
4.
5.
Compare the RA_TOV and ED_TOV timeout values for all switches in the
fabric using the Show Config Switch command or the Switch data tab of the
Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 topology display. Are the timeout values the
same?

Yes - Continue.

No - Correct the timeout values on the offending switches using the
Set Config Switch command or the Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007
Switch Properties dialog. Reset the port. If the condition remains,
continue.
Display the active zone set on each switch using the Zoning Active
command or the Active Zoneset tab of the Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007
topology display. Compare the zone membership between the two active
zone sets. Are they the same?

Yes - Contact your authorized maintenance provider.

No - Deactivate one of the active zone sets or edit the conflicting zones
so that their membership is the same. Reset the port. If the condition
remains, contact your authorized maintenance provider.
NOTE:
This can be caused by merging two fabrics whose active zone
sets have two zones with the same name, but different
membership.
Excessive Port Errors
The switch monitors a set of port errors and generates alarms based on
user-defined sample windows and thresholds. These port errors include the
following:

Device CRC errors

Device decode errors

Device ISL connection count

Device login errors

Device logout errors

Device loss-of-signal errors
Port threshold alarm monitoring is disabled by default. Refer to the SANbox 9000
Series Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 User Guide for information about managing
port threshold alarms.
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FC Port Diagnostics
If the count for any of these errors exceeds the rising trigger for three consecutive
sample windows, the switch generates an alarm and disables the affected port,
changing its operational state to “down”. Port errors can be caused by the
following:

Triggers are too low or the sample window is too small

Faulty Fibre Channel port cable

Faulty SFP

Faulty port

Fault device or HBA
Review the event browser to determine if excessive port errors are responsible for
disabling the port. Look for a message that mentions one of the monitored error
types indicating that the port has been disabled, then do the following:
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Examine the alarm configuration for the associated error using the
Show Config Threshold command or a management application. Are the
thresholds and sample window correct?

Yes - Continue

No - Correct the alarm configuration. If the condition remains, continue.
Reset the port, then perform an external port loopback test to validate the
port and the SFP. Does the port pass the test?

Yes - Continue

No - Replace the SFP and repeat the test. If the port does not pass the
test, contact your authorized maintenance provider. Otherwise
continue.
Replace the Fibre Channel port cable. Is the problem corrected?

Yes - Complete.

No - Continue.
Inspect the device to which the affected port is connected and confirm that
the device and its HBA are working properly. Make repairs and corrections
as needed. If the condition remains, contact your authorized maintenance
provider.
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Transceiver Diagnostics
Transceiver Diagnostics
NOTE:
Transceiver diagnostic information is available with purchase of the
SANdoctor license key. To purchase a license key, contact your authorized
maintenance provider.
You can display the following transceiver information using the Show Media CLI
command:

Port number

Manufacturer

Temperature (°C)

Operating voltage (volts)

Transmitter bias (milliamps)

Transmitter power (milliwatts)

Receiver power (milliwatts)
The display indicates warning and alarm conditions for both high and low values.
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Power Supply Blade Diagnostics
Power Supply Blade Diagnostics
Figure 4-4 illustrates the Power Supply blade diagnostic process. If the corrective
action is not successful, contact you authorized maintenance provider.
Chassis
Fault LED
On
Power Supply
Fault LED
Off
Check I/O
blades and
other
blades
On
Power Supply
Power LED
Off
Reinstall Power
Supply Blade
On
Show Blade PSx
command or
Enterprise Fabric
Suite 2007 to
display detail
Replace Power
Supply blade as
needed. See
Replacing Power
Supply Blades.
Figure 4-4 Power Supply Blade Diagnostics Process
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Fan Blade Diagnostics
Fan Blade Diagnostics
Figure 4-5 illustrates the Fan blade diagnostic process. If the corrective action is
not successful, contact you authorized maintenance provider.
Chassis
Fault LED
On
Fan Fault
LED
Off
Check I/O
blades and
other
blades
On
Fan Power
LED
Off
Reinstall Fan
Blade
On
Show Blade PSx
command or
Enterprise Fabric
Suite 2007 to
display detail
Replace Fan
blade as
needed. See
Replacing Fan
Blades.
Figure 4-5 Fan Blade Diagnostic Process
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Recovering a Switch Using Maintenance Mode
Recovering a Switch Using Maintenance Mode
A switch can become inoperable or unmanageable for the following reasons:

Firmware becomes corrupt

IP address is lost

Switch configuration becomes corrupt

Forgotten password
In these specific cases, you can recover the switch by placing the primary CPU
blade in maintenance mode. Maintenance mode temporarily returns the switch IP
address to 10.0.0.1 and provides opportunities to perform the following tasks:

Exiting the Maintenance Menu

Unpacking a Firmware Image File

Resetting the Network Configuration.

Resetting User Accounts

Copying Log Files

Removing the Switch Configuration

Remaking the File System\

Resetting a Blade
To recover a switch, do the following:
1.
Place the switch in maintenance mode. Refer to “Placing the Switch in
Maintenance Mode” on page 1-11 for detailed instructions.
2.
Allow one minute for the switch to complete its tests. When the switch is in
maintenance mode, the Heartbeat LED will illuminate continuously.
3.
Establish a Telnet session with the switch using the maintenance mode IP
address 10.0.0.1.
4.
Enter the maintenance mode account name and password (prom, prom),
and press the Enter key.
Sanbox login: prom
Password:xxxx
Trying 10.0.0.1...
Connected to 10.0.0.1.
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Recovering a Switch Using Maintenance Mode
5.
The maintenance menu displays several recovery options. To select a
switch recovery option, press the corresponding number (displayed in
option: field) on the keyboard and press the Enter key.
0) Exit
1) Image Unpack
2) Reset Network Config
3) Reset User Accounts to Default
4) Copy Log Files
5) Remove Switch Config
6) Remake Filesystem
7) Reset Blade
Option:
Exiting the Maintenance Menu
This option closes the current login and Telnet session. To log in again, enter the
maintenance mode account name and password (prom, prom). To return to
normal operation, power cycle the switch.
Unpacking a Firmware Image File
This option unpacks and installs new firmware when the current firmware has
become corrupt. Before using this option, you must load the new firmware image
file onto the switch. To install new firmware using this option do the following:
1.
Enter the FTP command and the switch IP address or symbolic name.
>ftp 10.0.0.1
2.
When prompted for a user and password, enter the FTP account name and
password (images, images).
user:images
password: images
3.
Set binary mode and use the Put command to upload the firmware image
file (7.8.xx.xx_ThCP).
ftp>put 7.8.xx.xx_ThCP
xxxxx bytes sent in xx secs.
ftp>quit
4.
Place the switch in maintenance mode. Refer to “Recovering a Switch Using
Maintenance Mode” on page 4-15 for detailed instructions.
5.
Establish a Telnet session with the switch using the default IP address
10.0.0.1.
telnet 10.0.0.1
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Recovering a Switch Using Maintenance Mode
6.
Enter the maintenance mode account name and password (prom, prom),
and press the Enter key.
Sanbox login: prom
Password:xxxx
7.
Select option 1 from the maintenance menu. When prompted for a file name
prompt, enter the firmware image file name.
Image filename: filename
Unpacking ’filename’, please wait...
Unpackage successful.
8.
Select option 7 to reset the switch and exit maintenance mode.
Resetting the Network Configuration
This option resets the network properties to the factory default values and saves
them on the switch.
Resetting User Accounts
This option restores the password for the Admin account name to the default
(password) and removes all other user accounts from the switch.
Copying Log Files
This option copies all log file buffers to a file on the switch named logfile. You can
use FTP to download this file to the management workstation. You must download
the logfile before resetting the switch. Refer to the SANbox 9000 Series Stackable
Chassis Switch Command Line Interface Guide for information about downloading
files from the switch.
Removing the Switch Configuration
This option deletes all configurations from the switch except for the default
configuration. This restores switch configuration parameters to the factory defaults
except for user accounts and zoning.
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Recovering a Switch Using Maintenance Mode
Remaking the File System
In the event of sudden loss of power, it is possible that the switch configuration
may become corrupt. The file system on which the configuration is stored must be
re-created. This option resets the switch to the factory default values including
user accounts and zoning.
CAUTION!
If you choose the Remake Filesystem option, you will lose all changes
made to the fabric configuration that involve that switch, such as password
and zoning changes. You must then restore the switch from an archived
configuration or reconfigure the portions of the fabric that involve the switch.
Resetting a Blade
This option resets the CPU blade.
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5
Customer Replaceable
Units
This section describes the removal and installation procedures for the following
Customer Replaceable Units (CRU):
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
Replacing Transceivers and Stacking Cables

Replacing I/O Blades

Replacing CPU Blades

Replacing Power Supply Blades

Replacing Fan Blades
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5–Customer Replaceable Units
I/O Blades (IO0–IO1)
Power Supply
Blades
I/O Panels (IO2–IO7)
PS
PS
FAN
FAN
CPU
CPU
Fan
Blades
CPU
Blades
Figure 5-1 QLogic 9000 Series Customer Replaceable Units
CAUTION!
To prevent overheating, all blades and blank panels must be in place to
provide proper cooling.
ATTENTION!
Afin de prévenir toute surchauffe, toutes les lames et tous les caches
doivent rester en place pour assurer un refroidissement approprié.
VORSICHT!
Um Überhitzung zu verhindern, müssen alle Steckkarten und freien Fächer
an der richtigen Stelle plaziert sein, damit eine einwandfreie Kühlung
gewährleistet wird.
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Replacing Transceivers and Stacking Cables
¡PRECAUCIÓN!
Para evitar un calentamiento excesivo, todas las placas y paneles vacíos
deben estar en su sitio para proporcionar una refrigeración adecuada.
Replacing Transceivers and Stacking Cables
The transceivers and stacking cables can be removed and replaced while the
switch is operating without damaging the switch or the transceiver. However,
transmission on the affected port will be interrupted until the transceiver is
installed and reconnected. To remove a transceiver, pull on the release tab or
lever and remove the transceiver. Different transceiver manufacturers have
different release mechanisms. Consult the documentation for your transceiver. To
install, insert the transceiver into the port and gently press until it snaps in place.
The transceiver will fit only one way. If the transceiver does not install under gentle
pressure, flip it over and try again.
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Replacing CPU Blades
Replacing CPU Blades
The following replacement procedures assume the use of the CLI. Refer to the
SANbox 9000 Series Stackable Chassis Switch Command Line Interface Guide
for information about the CLI commands. Mechanically, these instructions also
apply to removing and installing a CPU blade panel.
CAUTION!
Always use an ESD wrist strap when removing and installing a CPU blade.
The CPU blade contains sensitive logic components. To avoid damage to
the blade, do not touch the CPU blade components. Keep the CPU blade in
an ESD protective container or anti-static bag when not in use.
ATTENTION!
Portez toujours un bracelet antistatique lors du retrait et de l'installation
d'une lame d'unité centrale. Les lames d'unité centrale contiennent des
composants logiques sensibles. Pour éviter d'endommager la lame, ne
touchez pas les composants de lame d'unité centrale. Lorsque vous ne
l'utilisez pas, conservez la lame d'unité centrale dans un conteneur ou un
sachet antistatique.
VORSICHT!
Benutzen Sie immer ein ESD-Handgelenkband, wenn Sie ein
CPU-Steckkarte entfernen und installieren. Die CPU-Steckkarte umfasst
empfindliche Steuerkomponenten. Um Beschädigungen der Steckkarte zu
verhindern, fassen Sie die Komponenten der CPU-Steckkarte nicht an.
Lassen Sie die CPU-Steckkarte in einem ESD-Schutzcontainer oder
Antistatikbeutel, wenn sie nicht benutzt wird.
¡PRECAUCIÓN!
Utilice siempre una muñequera antiestática cuando elimine e instale una
placa CPU. La placa CPU contiene componentes lógicos sensibles. Para
evitar dañar la placa, no toque los componentes de la placa CPU. Guarde la
placa CPU en un contenedor protector ESD o en una bolsa antiestática
cuando no se utilice.
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Replacing CPU Blades
The CPU blade replacement process depends on the following factors:

Licensing: standard or fault tolerant

Single or dual CPU blade switch

CPU blade type: primary or secondary
The CPU blade replacement procedures are as follows:

Standard Single CPU – Primary CPU Blade Replacement

Standard Dual CPU – Primary CPU Blade Replacement

Fault Tolerant – Primary CPU Blade Replacement

Secondary CPU Blade Replacment
WARNING!!
The CPU blade heat sinks can become very hot. Handle with care.
AVERTISSEMENT!!
Les dissipateurs de chaleur des lames de l'unité centrale peuvent devenir
très chauds. Manipulez-les avec précaution.
WARNUNG!!Das CPU-Wärmeableitblech kann sehr heiß werden. Lassen Sie
Vorsicht walten.
¡ADVERTENCIA!
Los disipadores de calor de la placa CPU pueden estar muy calientes.
Manipúlelos con cuidado.
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Replacing CPU Blades
Standard Single CPU – Primary CPU Blade Replacement
For a standard, single CPU blade switch, the primary CPU blade can be CPU0 or
CPU1.
1.
Determine the firmware version. Open a Telnet session and enter the
Show Version CLI command to determine the current firmware version.
Make note of the firmware version. If the switch is inaccessible, obtain the
firmware version from another switch in the fabric or from your records.
2.
Configure the Telnet window to log output to a file. Enter the Show Support
command to document the switch and capture the output on a file.
3.
Back up the switch configuration. Enter the Config Backup command to
back up the switch configuration to a file on the switch named configdata.
4.
Back up the event log. Enter the Set Log Archive command to back up the
event log to a file on the switch named logfile.
5.
Download the configuration and log files to your workstation. Open an FTP
session to download the configdata and logfile files onto your workstation.
Later, you will restore the switch configuration using the configdata file.
ftp <ip_address>
User: images
Password: images
ftp> binary
ftp> get configdata
ftp> get logfile
ftp> bye
6.
Disconnect the cables from the CPU blade Ethernet and serial ports.
7.
Open the latch fully and pull the CPU blade by the latch to disengage the
blade as shown in Figure 5-2.
WARNING!!
The CPU blade heat sinks can become very hot. Handle with care.
AVERTISSEMENT!!
Les dissipateurs de chaleur des lames de l'unité centrale peuvent devenir
très chauds. Manipulez-les avec précaution.
WARNUNG!!Das CPU-Wärmeableitblech kann sehr heiß werden. Lassen Sie
Vorsicht walten.
¡ADVERTENCIA!
Los disipadores de calor de la placa CPU pueden estar muy calientes.
Manipúlelos con cuidado.
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Replacing CPU Blades
Figure 5-2 Removing the CPU0 Blade
8.
Install the new CPU blade. Remove protective coverings from the backplane
connectors. Open the CPU blade latch and slide the blade into the chassis
until it makes contact with the midplane connector. Rotate the latch to lock
the CPU blade in place. When the CPU blade is properly installed, the
Hotswap LED will be extinguished.
9.
Reconnect cables to the Ethernet and serial ports. The IP address of a
factory CPU blade replacement is 10.0.0.1.
10.
Observe the CPU blade Heartbeat LED. It should blink once per second. If
the Heartbeat LED is showing a different blink pattern, contact your
authorized maintenance provider.
11.
Verify the POST results. Open a Telnet session with the default IP address
(10.0.0.1), and enter the Show Blade CPU command to display the
diagnostic status for the CPU blade.
12.
Compare firmware versions. Open a Telnet session and enter the
Show Version command to determine the firmware version.
13.
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
If the firmware versions are different, proceed to Step 13 to restore the
switch configuration.

If the firmware versions on the old and new CPU blades are the same,
proceed to Step 16 to restore the switch configuration.
Install firmware. Acquire the firmware image file from your own storage or
you can download firmware from the QLogic web site.
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Replacing CPU Blades
14.
Load the image file on the switch. Move to the directory that contains the
firmware image file and open an FTP session. When prompted, enter the
account name (images) and password (images). Set the file type to binary.
Enter the Put command and specify the name of the image file.
ftp 10.0.0.1
User: images
Password: images
ftp> binary
ftp> put image_file
ftp> bye
15.
Log in to the switch with the default user name (admin) and password
(password). Open an Admin session and enter the Image Unpack
command. Enter the Reset command to activate the new firmware. End the
Admin session and log off.
Telnet 10.0.0.1
CPU0 login: admin
Password: password
SANbox #> admin start
SANbox (admin) #> image unpack image_file
Image unpack command result: Passed
SANbox (admin) #> reset
SANbox (admin) #> admin end
SANbox #> exit
16.
Move to the directory that contains the configdata file that you downloaded
earlier. Use FTP to upload this file from the management workstation to the
switch.
ftp 10.0.0.1
User: images
Password: images
ftp> binary
ftp> put configdata
ftp> bye
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Replacing CPU Blades
17.
Restore the switch configuration. Log in to the switch again and open a
Telnet session. Enter the Config Restore command to restore the switch
configuration. When the switch resets, the Telnet session will terminate.
Telnet 10.0.0.1
CPU0 login: admin
Password: password
SANbox #> admin start
SANbox (admin) #> config restore
The switch will be reset after restoring the
configuration.
Please confirm (y/n): [n] y
18.
Log in to the switch again using the original IP address.
19.
Observe the CPU blade Heartbeat LED. It should blink once per second. If
the Heartbeat LED is showing a different blink pattern, refer to diagnostic
procedures in the installation guide, or contact your authorized maintenance
provider.
Standard Dual CPU – Primary CPU Blade Replacement
For a standard, dual CPU blade switch, the primary CPU blade can be CPU0 or
CPU1. Because the switch is not licensed for fault tolerance, control does not
transfer to the secondary CPU blade without shutting down the switch and
removing the primary CPU blade. When the switch is powered up again, the the
secondary switch becomes primary. After the new CPU blade is installed, the
firmware and switch configuration will be restored to the new CPU blade
automatically.
You can determine the primary CPU by locating the illuminated CPU Primary LED.
You can also determine the primary CPU blade, by entering the Show Blade
command and looking for the “+” opposite the primary CPU blade.
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1.
Turn the On/Off switches on both Power Supply blades to the Off position.
2.
Disconnect the Ethernet, serial, and HyperStack cables from the primary
CPU blade.
3.
Open the latch fully and pull the CPU blade by the latch to disengage the
blade from the midplane.
4.
Turn the On/Off switches on both Power Supply blades to the On position.
When the switch becomes operational, the former secondary CPU will
become primary.
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Replacing CPU Blades
5.
Observe the new primary CPU blade Heartbeat LED. It should blink once
per second. If the Heartbeat LED is showing a different blink pattern, refer to
diagnostic procedures in the installation guide, or contact your authorized
maintenance provider.
6.
Install the new secondary CPU blade. Remove protective coverings from the
backplane connectors. Open the CPU blade latch and slide the CPU blade
into the chassis until it makes contact with the midplane connector. Rotate
the latch to lock the CPU blade in place. When the switch becomes
operational, the firmware and switch configuration will automatically transfer
to the new CPU blade. Upgrading firmware will take a few minutes and
complete by resetting the CPU blade.
7.
Reconnect the Ethernet, serial port, and HyperStack cables.
8.
Log in to the switch again using the original IP address.
9.
Observe the CPU blade Heartbeat LED. It should blink once per second. If
the Heartbeat LED is showing a different blink pattern, refer to “Error Code
Blink Patterns” on page 4-2 for diagnostic information.
10.
Verify the POST results. Open a Telnet session and enter the Show Blade
command to display the diagnostic status for the CPU blade.
Fault Tolerant – Primary CPU Blade Replacement
With a switch that is licensed for Fault Tolerance, you can transfer control to the
secondary CPU blade, then remove the primary CPU blade; or simply remove the
primary CPU blade while the switch is running–control transfers automatically.
You can determine the primary CPU by locating the illuminated CPU Primary LED.
You can also determine the primary CPU blade, by entering the Show Blade
command and looking for the “+” opposite the primary CPU blade.
1.
Enter the Show Version command to verify that SecondaryCPUStatus is
HotStandby. Control will not transfer unless the secondary CPU status is
HotStandby.
Optional: Enter the Switchover CLI command to explicitly transfer control to
the secondary CPU blade, then proceed to “Secondary CPU Blade
Replacment” on page 5-11. Otherwise, proceed to Step 2.
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2.
Disconnect the Ethernet, serial, and HyperStack cables from the primary
CPU blade.
3.
Rotate the latch to the partial open position until the blue Hotswap LED
begins flashing. Wait for the Hotswap LED to illuminate continuously, then
open the latch fully and pull the CPU blade by the latch to disengage the
blade from the midplane. The secondary CPU blade automatically becomes
primary.
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Replacing CPU Blades
4.
Install the new CPU blade. Remove protective coverings from the backplane
connectors. Open the CPU blade latch and slide the blade into the chassis
until it makes contact with the midplane connector. Rotate the latch to lock
the CPU blade in place. When the CPU blade is properly installed, the blue
Hotswap LED will be extinguished.
5.
Reconnect the Ethernet, serial port, and HyperStack cables.
6.
The new CPU blade is secondary and receives firmware and configuration
information from the primary CPU blade.
7.
Observe the CPU blade Heartbeat LED. It should blink once per second. If
the Heartbeat LED is showing a different blink pattern, refer to “Error Code
Blink Patterns” on page 4-2 for diagnostic information.
8.
Verify the POST results. Open a Telnet session with the default IP address,
and enter the Show Blade command to display the diagnostic status for the
CPU blade.
Secondary CPU Blade Replacment
The secondary CPU blade can be CPU0 or CPU1 and can be removed without
disrupting switch operation with or without the Fault Tolerant license. You can
determine the secondary CPU by locating the extinguished CPU Primary LED.
You can also determine the secondary CPU blade, by entering the Show Blade
command and looking for the CPUx entry without the “+”.
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1.
Disconnect the Ethernet, serial, and HyperStack cables from the secondary
CPU blade.
2.
Rotate the latch to the partial open position until the blue Hotswap LED
begins flashing. Wait for the Hotswap LED to illuminate continuously, then
open the latch fully and pull the CPU blade by the latch to disengage the
blade from the midplane.
3.
Install the new CPU blade. Remove protective coverings from the backplane
connectors. Open the CPU blade latch and slide the CPU blade into the
chassis until it makes contact with the midplane connector. Rotate the latch
to lock the CPU blade in place. When the CPU blade is properly installed,
the blue Hotswap LED will be extinguished.
4.
Reconnect the Ethernet, serial port, and HyperStack cables. When the
switch becomes operational, the firmware and switch configuration will
automatically transfer to the new CPU blade.
5.
Observe the CPU blade Heartbeat LED. It should blink once per second. If
the Heartbeat LED is showing a different blink pattern, refer to “Error Code
Blink Patterns” on page 4-2 for diagnostic information.
6.
Verify the POST results. Open a Telnet session and enter the Show Blade
command to display the diagnostic status for the CPU blade.
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Replacing I/O Blades
Replacing I/O Blades
You can remove and install I/O blades while the switch is operating. The following
instructions assume that the switch is operating. If you want to maintain service to
the devices connected to a particular blade while it is being replaced, transfer the
Fibre Channel cables to another I/O blade. Mechanically, these instructions also
apply to removing and installing a I/O blade blank panel.
The following removal and installation procedures describe how to remove an
I/O blade using the CLI. Refer to the SANbox 9000 Series Stackable Chassis
Switch Command Line Interface Guide for information about the CLI commands.
CAUTION!
Always use an ESD wrist strap when removing and installing an I/O blade.
An I/O blade contains sensitive logic components. Keep the I/O blade in an
ESD protective container or anti-static bag when not in use.
ATTENTION!
Portez toujours un bracelet antistatique lors du retrait et de l'installation
d'une lame d'E/S. Les lames d'E/S contiennent des composants logiques
sensibles. Lorsque vous ne l'utilisez pas, conservez la lame d'E/S dans un
conteneur ou un sachet antistatique.
VORSICHT!
Benutzen Sie immer ein ESD-Handgelenkband, wenn Sie eine
E/A-Steckkarte entfernen oder installieren. Eine E/A-Steckkarte enthält
empfindliche Steuerkomponenten. Bewahren Sie die E/A- Steckkarte in
einem ESD-Schutzcontainer oder Antistatikbeutel auf, wenn sie nicht
benutzt wird.
¡PRECAUCIÓN!
Utilice siempre una muñequera antiestática cuando elimine e instale una
placa de E/S. Una placa de E/S contiene componentes lógicos sensibles.
Guarde la placa de E/S en un contenedor protector ESD o en una bolsa
antiestática cuando no se utilice.
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Replacing I/O Blades
Removing an I/O Blade
CAUTION!
To avoid overheating, do not operate the switch with an empty I/O slot any
longer than it takes to install a new I/O blade.
ATTENTION!
Pour éviter toute surchauffe, ne faites pas fonctionner le commutateur avec
un emplacement d'E/S vide plus longtemps que nécessaire pour installer
une nouvelle lame d'E/S.
VORSICHT!
Um Überhitzung zu verhindern, lassen Sie den Switch mit einem leeren
E/A-Steckplatz nicht länger in Betrieb sein, als eine Installation einer neuen
E/A-Steckkarte dauert.
¡PRECAUCIÓN!
Para evitar un calentamiento excesivo, no utilice el conmutador con una
ranura de E/S vacía durante más tiempo del que se tarda en instalar una
placa de E/S nueva.
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Replacing I/O Blades
To remove an I/O blade, do the following:
1.
Label and disconnect the Fibre Channel port cables. Label Fibre Channel
port cables by port number.
2.
Open a Telnet session and enter the Set Blade command to place the
I/O blade in the powered-off state. Observe that the blue Hotswap LED is
illuminated. The Hotswap LED illuminates continuously to indicate that
power to the blade has ceased and the blade can be removed.
3.
Pull the I/O blade by the latch to disengage the I/O blade from the midplane
as shown in Figure 5-3. Carefully slide the I/O blade out of the chassis.
Figure 5-3 Removing an I/O Blade
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Replacing I/O Blades
Installing an I/O Blade
NOTE:
8-Gbps I/O blades require firmware version 7.8 or higher.
To install an I/O blade, do the following:
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1.
Open the I/O blade latch and slide the I/O blade into the chassis until it
makes contact with the midplane connector.
2.
Rotate the latch upward to lock the I/O blade in place. When the I/O blade is
properly installed, the Hotswap LED will extinguish. If the Hotswap LED
begins flashing, remove the I/O blade and reinstall it.
3.
Confirm the I/O blade status. Open a Telnet session and enter the Show
Chassis command to display the operational status of the I/O blade.
4.
Reconnect the Fiber Channel port cables according to their labels.
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Replacing Power Supply Blades
Replacing Power Supply Blades
You can remove or install one of the two functioning power supply blades without
disrupting service. The Power Supply blades are interchangeable; that is, a Power
Supply blade will fit in any bay. Power Supply blades can have front-to-back or
back-to-front air flow; however both Power Supply blades and Fan blades must
have the same air flow direction.
WARNING!!
The Power Supply blade faceplate and internal surfaces can become very
hot. Handle with care.
Voltage is present in an open slot when the switch is operating. To avoid
personal injury or damage to surrounding components, do not place hands
or objects into an open slot.
AVERTISSEMENT!!
La plaque frontale du module d'alimentation et des surfaces internes
peuvent s'échauffer très rapidement. Manipuler avec précaution.
Lorsque le commutateur est en marche, la rainure ouverte est sous tension.
Pour éviter toute blessure personnelle ou dommage aux composants
environnants, ne pas placer les mains ou des objets dans une rainure
ouverte.
WARNUNG!!
Die Frontabdeckung des Stromversorgungsmoduls und die
Innenoberflächen können sehr heiß werden. Vorsichtig behandeln.
In einem offenen Steckplatz ist Spannung vorhanden, wenn der Switch in
Betrieb ist. Zur Vermeidung von Verletzung oder Beschädigung von
Komponenten in der Umgebung weder die Finger noch irgendwelche
Objekte in einen offenen Steckplatz einführen.
¡ADVERTENCIA!
La placa frontal de la placa de suministro de energía y las superficies
internas pueden estar muy calientes. Manipúlelas con cuidado.
Cuando el conmutador funciona, hay tensión eléctrica en las ranuras
abiertas. Para evitar lesiones personales o daños en los componentes
cercanos, no ponga las manos ni ningún objeto en una ranura abierta.
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Replacing Power Supply Blades
CAUTION!
Always use an ESD wrist strap when removing and installing a Power
Supply blade. A Power Supply blade contains sensitive logic components.
Keep the Power Supply blade in an ESD protective container or anti-static
bag when not in use.
To avoid overheating, do not operate the switch with an empty Power Supply
blade slot any longer than it takes to install a new Power Supply blade.
Replacement Power Supply blades must be compatible with the switch air
flow direction of the other Power Supply blade and Fan blades. Installing a
Power Supply blade with an opposing air flow direction could lead to
overheating.
ATTENTION!
Portez toujours un bracelet antistatique lors du retrait et de l'installation
d'une lame de bloc d'alimentation. Les lames de bloc d'alimentation
contiennent des composants logiques sensibles. Lorsque vous ne l'utilisez
pas, conservez la lame de bloc d'alimentation dans un conteneur ou un
sachet antistatique.
Pour éviter toute surchauffe, ne faites pas fonctionner le commutateur avec
un emplacement de lame de bloc d'alimentation vide plus longtemps que
nécessaire pour installer une nouvelle lame de bloc d'alimentation.
La direction du flux d'air des lames de bloc d'alimentation de rechange doit
être compatible avec celle des autres lames de bloc d'alimentation et de
ventilateur. L'installation d'une lame de bloc d'alimentation dont la direction
du flux d'air est opposée à celle des autres flux pourrait entraîner une
surchauffe.
VORSICHT!
Benutzen Sie immer ein ESD-Handgelenkband, wenn Sie eine
Netzteilsteckkarte entfernen und installieren. Eine Netzteilsteck- karte
umfasst empfindliche Steuerkomponenten. Lassen Sie die
Netzteilsteckkarte in einem ESD-Schutzcontainer oder Antistatik- beutel,
wenn sie nicht benutzt wird.
Um Überhitzung zu verhindern, lassen Sie den Switch mit einem leeren
Netzteilsteckplatz nicht länger in Betrieb sein, als die Instal- lation einer
neuen Netzteilsteckkarte dauert.
Ersatz-Netzteilsteckkarten müssen mit der Switch-Luftströmungs- richtung
der anderen Netzteilsteckkarte und Lüftungssteckkarten kompatibel sein.
Wenn Sie eine Netzteilsteckkarte mit einer gegen- sätzlichen
Luftströmungsrichtung installieren, könnte das zur Über- hitzung führen.
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5–Customer Replaceable Units
Replacing Power Supply Blades
¡PRECAUCIÓN!
Utilice siempre una muñequera antiestática cuando elimine e instale una
placa de suministro de energía. Una placa de suministro de energía
contiene componentes lógicos sensibles. Guarde la placa de suministro de
energía en un contenedor protector ESD o en una bolsa antiestática cuando
no se utilice.
Para evitar un calentamiento excesivo, no utilice el conmutador con una
ranura de placa de suministro de energía vacía durante más tiempo del que
se tarda en instalar una placa de suministro de energía nueva.
Las placas de suministro de energía de repuesto deben ser compatibles con
la dirección del flujo de aire del conmutador de la otra placa de suministro
de energía y las placas del ventilador. La instalación de una placa de
suministro de energía con un flujo de aire en dirección opuesta podría
producir un calentamiento excesivo.
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Replacing Power Supply Blades
Removing a Power Supply Blade
To remove a power supply blade, do the following:
1.
Confirm that the primary CPU Heartbeat LED is showing the normal 1 blink
per second. This allows the switch to correctly report power supply status.
2.
Move the Power Supply blade On/Off switch to the off position.
3.
Unfasten the bail from the plug and unplug the cord from the Power Supply
blade.
4.
Rotate the latch to the full open position. Pull the Power Supply blade by the
latch to disengage the blade from the midplane connector as shown in
Figure 5-4. Carefully slide the Power Supply blade out of the chassis.
Figure 5-4 Removing a Power Supply Blade
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5–Customer Replaceable Units
Replacing Power Supply Blades
Installing a Power Supply Blade
To install a Power Supply blade, do the following:
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1.
Confirm that the CPU blade Heartbeat LED is showing the normal 1 blink
per second. This allows the switch to correctly report power supply status.
2.
Open the Power Supply blade latch and slide the blade into the chassis until
it contacts the midplane connector.
3.
Rotate the latch right-to-left to lock the Power Supply blade in place.
4.
Move the Power Supply blade On/Off switch to the On position. Observe
that the Power Supply blade Power LED is illuminated.
5.
Confirm the Power Supply blade status. Open a Telnet session and enter the
Show Chassis command to display the operational status of the Power
Supply blade.
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Replacing Fan Blades
Replacing Fan Blades
You can remove or install one of the Fan blades while the switch is operating
without disrupting service. The Fan blades are also interchangeable; that is, a Fan
blade will fit in any bay. Fan blades can have front-to-back or back-to-front air
flow; however both Fan blades and Power Supply blades must have the same air
flow direction.
WARNING!!
Voltage is present in an open bay when the switch is operating. To avoid
personal injury, do not place hands or objects into an open bay.
AVERTISSEMENT!!
Lorsque le commutateur est en marche, la baie ouverte est sous tension.
Pour éviter toute blessure personnelle, ne pas placer les mains ou des
objets dans une baie ouverte.
WARNUNG!!In einem offenen Gestell ist Spannung vorhanden, wenn der Switch
in Betrieb ist. Zur Vermeidung von Verletzung weder die Finger noch
irgendwelche Objekte in ein offenes Gestell einführen.
¡ADVERTENCIA!
Cuando el conmutador funciona, hay tensión eléctrica en los
compartimentos abiertos. Para evitar lesiones personales, no ponga las
manos ni ningún objeto en un compartimento abierto.
CAUTION!
Always use an ESD wrist strap when removing and installing a Fan blade.
Keep the Fan blade in an ESD protective container or anti-static bag when
not in use.
Replacement Fan blades must be compatible with the air flow direction of
the other Fan blade and Power Supply blades. Installing a Fan blade with an
opposing air flow direction could lead to overheating.
To avoid overheating, do not operate the switch with an empty Fan blade
slot any longer than it takes to install a new Fan blade.
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5–Customer Replaceable Units
Replacing Fan Blades
ATTENTION!
Portez toujours un bracelet antistatique lors du retrait et de l'installation
d'une lame de ventilateur. Lorsque vous ne l'utilisez pas, conservez la lame
de ventilateur dans un conteneur ou un sachet antistatique.
La direction du flux d'air des lames de ventilateur de rechange doit être
compatible avec celle des autres lames de ventilateur et de bloc
d'alimentation. L'installation d'une lame de ventilateur dont la direction du
flux d'air est opposée à celle des autres flux pourrait entraîner une
surchauffe.
Pour éviter toute surchauffe, ne faites pas fonctionner le commutateur avec
un emplacement de lame de ventilateur vide plus longtemps que nécessaire
pour installer une nouvelle lame de ventilateur.
VORSICHT!
Benutzen Sie immer ein ESD-Handgelenkband, wenn Sie eine
Lüftungssteckkarte entfernen und installieren. Lassen Sie die Lüftungssteckkarte in einem ESD-Schutzcontainer oder Antistatikbeu- tel, wenn
er nicht benutzt wird.
Ersatz-Lüftungssteckkarten müssen mit der Switch-Luftströmungs- richtung
der anderen Lüftungssteckkarte und der Netzteilsteck- karten kompatibel
sein. Wenn Sie eine Lüftungssteckkarte mit einer gegensätzlichen
Luftströmungsrichtung installieren, könnte das zur Überhitzung führen.
Um Überhitzung zu verhindern, lassen Sie den Switch mit einem leeren
Lüftungssteckkartenplatz nicht länger in Betrieb sein, als die Installation
einer neuen Lüftungssteckkarte dauert.
¡PRECAUCIÓN!
Utilice siempre una muñequera antiestática cuando elimine e instale una
placa de ventilador. Guarde la placa de ventilador en un contenedor
protector ESD o en una bolsa antiestática cuando no esté en uso.
Las placas de ventilador de repuesto deben ser compatibles con la dirección
del flujo de aire del conmutador de la otra placa de ventilador y las placas de
suministro de energía. La instalación de una placa de ventilador con un flujo
de aire en dirección opuesta podría producir un calentamiento excesivo.
Para evitar un calentamiento excesivo, no utilice el conmutador con una
ranura de placa de ventilador vacía durante más tiempo del que se tarda en
instalar una placa de ventilador nueva.
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5–Customer Replaceable Units
Replacing Fan Blades
Removing a Fan Blade
To remove a Fan blade, rotate the latch to the full open position. Pull the Fan
blade by the latch to disengage the blade from the midplane connector as shown
in Figure 5-5. Carefully slide the Fan blade from the chassis.
Figure 5-5 Removing a Fan Blade
Installing a Fan Blade
To install a Fan blade, do the following:
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1.
Open the Fan blade latch and slide the blade into the chassis until it contacts
the midplane connector.
2.
Rotate the latch right-to-left to lock the Fan blade in place.
3.
Observe that the Fan blade Power LED is illuminated.
4.
Confirm the Fan blade status. Open a Telnet session and enter the Show
Chassis command to display the operational status of the Fan blade
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5–Customer Replaceable Units
Replacing Fan Blades
Notes
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A
Specifications
This appendix contains the specifications for the QLogic 9000 Series switch.
Refer to Section 1 for the location of all connections, switches, controls, and
components.
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
Fabric Specifications

Optional License Keys

Performance Features

Modular Scalability

Interoperability/Certifications

Fabric Services

Maintainability

Physical Characteristics

Electrical Requirements

Power Cord Specifications

Environmental Factors

Regulatory Certifications
A-1
A–Specifications
Fabric Specifications
Fabric Specifications
Table A-1. Fabric Specifications
Fibre Channel Protocols.................
FC-PI-3
FC-LS
FC-FS-2
FC-GS, -2,-3, -4, -5
FC-SW-2, -3, -4
FC-AL Rev 4.6
FC-AL-2 Rev 7.0
FC-FLA
FC-Tape
FC-VI
Fibre Channel Element MIB RFC 2837
Fibre Alliance MIB Version 4.0
FC-MI-2
FC-DA
FC-SP
Fibre Channel Classes of Service ..
Classes 2, 3, and F
Modes of Operation........................
Fabric
Public loop
Broadcast
Optional License Keys
Table A-2. Optional License Keys
A-2
SANdoctor ......................................
Supports Fibre Channel connection
verification, Fibre Channel route tracing,
and transceiver diagnostic information.
HyperStack .....................................
Supports the connection of two 9000
Series switches through the multiple
10-Gbps link Inter-Chassis Connectors
(ICC).
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Performance Features
Table A-2. Optional License Keys
Fault Tolerant..................................
Supports automatic and manual failover
of switch management functions from the
primary CPU blade to the secondary CPU
blade.
Performance Features
Table A-3. Performance Features
Fabric Port Speed
 4-Gbps I/O Blades .....................
1.0625, 2.125, 4.250-Gbps
 8-Gbps I/O Blades
2.125, 4.250, 8.50-Gbps
 10-Gbps I/O Blades ...................
12.75-Gbps
Fabric Latency (best case)
 4-Gbps I/O blade........................
<0.3 µsec @ 4-Gbps
 8-Gbps I/O blade .......................
<0.2 µsec @ 8-Gbps
 10-Gbps I/O blade .....................
<0.2 µsec @ 10-Gbps
Fabric Point-to-Point Bandwidth.....
212 MB, full duplex @ 1-Gbps
424MB full duplex @ 2-Gbps
850 MB full duplex @ 4-Gbps
1700 MB full duplex @ 8-Gbps
2550 MB full duplex @ 10-Gbps
System Bandwidth
Backplane switching capacity
 Model 9100 ................................
408 Gbps, full duplex
 Model 9200 ................................
816 Gpbs, full duplex
 2 x Model 9200 HyperStack .......
1632 Gpbs, full duplex; Non-blocking
HyperStack architecture
Local switching capacity
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 One 4-Gbps I/O blade................
1088 Gbps
 Two 4-Gbps I/O blades ..............
2176 Gbps
 One 8-Gbps I/O blade................
2176 Gbps
 Two 8-Gbps I/O blades ..............
4352 Gbps
Maximum Frame Size ....................
2148 bytes (2112 byte payload)
A-3
A–Specifications
Performance Features
Table A-3. Performance Features
Per Port Buffering...........................  ASIC-embedded memory
(non-shared).
 Each port has a guaranteed 16-credit
zero wait state buffer for full
performance up to 13Km @ 2-Gbps
and 2 Km @ 10-Gbps
 Buffer credit donor support software to
extend distances
ISL Trunking ...................................  Up to 128 ISLs in one or more trunks
between multiple switches in any port
speed combination and across multiple
I/O blades
 Switch-On-Exchange (SOE) mode for
dynamic ISL trunk load balancing to
maximize throughput
 In-order delivery of frames in all
multi-switch and multi-link
configurations
 Automatic configuration of ISL trunks
including multi-hop paths between
multiple switches including stack,
cascade, cascaded loop, and mesh
 Adaptive trunking and intelligent path
selection on all 10-Gbps ports
 Non-disruptive dynamic addition of
ISLs to an existing trunk
 High availability with automatic path
failover
A-4
System Processor ..........................
800 MHz PowerPC®
I/O blade Processor........................
400 MHz PowerPC
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Modular Scalability
Modular Scalability
Table A-4. Modular Scalability
Ports per Chassis ...........................  16 to 128 SFP ports
 4 to 32 X2 ports
 Full blade intermix support, maximum 8
I/O blades, all blades hot-pluggable
 >475,000 user ports depending on
configuration
Ports Per Rack ...............................
Up to 1,280 ports per 42U rack
Chassis HyperStack .......................
Supports high bandwidth interconnections
between two Model 9200 switches using
the HyperStack license and HyperStack
cables.
Multi-switch Fabrics........................  Supports all topologies, including:
stack, cascade, cascaded loop, and
mesh
 Maximum 239 switches depending on
configuration
Fabric Port Types ...........................
All ports are universal, auto-discovering,
self-configuring and can assume the
following states:
 F_Port; supports N_Port ID
Virtualization (NPIV)
 FL_Port (public loop)
 E_Port (switch-to-switch)
 G_Port (generic)
 GL_Port (generic loop)
Port Security...................................
Port binding through a list of up to 32
WWPNs that are permitted to access the
port.
Port Statistics..................................  Configuration and operational data
 Transmitted and received frame counts
 Transmitted and received error counts
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A–Specifications
Modular Scalability
Table A-4. Modular Scalability (Continued)
Media Type (ordered separately)
 8-Gbps I/O blade........................
Hot-pluggable, industry standard 3.3 volt
SFP+ transceivers (for 8 Gbps speed) or
SFP transceivers (for 4 and 2 Gbps
speed)
 4-Gbps I/O blade........................
Hot-pluggable, industry standard 3.3 volt
SFPs for 4/2/1 Gbps speeds
 10-Gbps I/O blade......................
Hot-pluggable, indusatry-standard X2
optical transceivers or X2 copper ISL
cables for 10 Gbps speed
SFP Transceiver Types .................  Short Wave (optical)
 Long Wave (optical)
 Active/Passive Copper (8/4/2-Gbps)
X2 Transceiver Types....................  Short Wave (optical)
 Long Wave (optical)
Transmission Ranges.....................
Optical Media @ 10-Gbps
 Short Wave: 300 m (984 ft.)
 Long Wave: 5.18 km (8.34 miles)
Optical Cable Types .......................  50/62.5 micron multimode fiber optic
 9 micron single-mode fiber optic
(4-Gbps, 10-Gbps)
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Interoperability/Certifications
Interoperability/Certifications
Table A-5. Interoperability/Certifications
Interoperability................................
Fully interoperable with all QLogic SANpro
switch products
 Compatible with FC-SW-2 compliant
switches, including Brocade®, Cisco®
and McDATA®.
 Management interoperability with
leading SAN management applications
 SNIA SMI-S compliant
 Certified with leading SAN hardware
and software vendors. Visit
http://www.qlogic.com/interoperability/i
nteroperability.aspx for a
comprehensive listing
SANmark™ ....................................
SCD-3001v2a1 (E_Port)
SCD-3002v2 (FL_Port)
SCD-3010v1 (RSCN)
SCD-3020v1 (Zoning)
Fabric Services
Table A-6. Fabric Services
Software Releases .........................  QuickTools verion 7.08.03
 Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 version
7.08.03
 Firmware version 7.8.03 or later
Ethernet Connections
CPU Blade......................................
RJ-45 Ethernet connector on each CPU
blade on back of chassis
Maintenance Panel.........................
Two alternate RJ-45 Ethernet connectors
on front of chassis
IPv6 support
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A–Specifications
Fabric Services
Table A-6. Fabric Services (Continued)
Management Methods....................  Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 Graphical
User Interface (GUI)
 QuickTools Web Applet
 Application Programming Interface
 Command Line Interface (CLI)
 GS-4 Management Server
 Simple Network Management Protocol
(SNMP)
 Remove Authentication Dial-In User
Service (RADIUS)
 File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
 Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP)
 Storage Management Initiative (SMI-S)
Fabric Security ...............................  Fabric binding through a list of domain
IDs and Switch WWNs
 Secure Shell (SSH) for CLI
 Secure Socket Layer (SSL) for
QuickTools,
 Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 and
SMI-S.
 Local security database configuration
 Remote authentication via a RADIUS
Server
 Additional MS request authentication
through FCGS4
 CT authentication
 Enable/Disable in-band management
of switch
Registered State Change ...............  RSCNs are generated per standard
(FC-GS, FCFS, FC-SW)
Notification (RSCN)
 Delayed to allow consolidation into
single RSCN
 QLogic I/O StreamGuard™ suppresses
RSCNs between initiators
Fabric Diagnostics..........................
A-8
Optional SANdoctor software package
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Maintainability
Maintainability
Table A-7. Maintainability
Maintenance Strategy.....................
Customer Replaceable Units (CRU)
 SFP and X2 transceivers
 I/O blades (8 maximum)
 CPU blades (2)
 Power supply blades (2)
 Fan blades (2)
Data Integrity ..................................
Enhanced data integrity on all data paths
Fabric Shortest Path First (FSPF) ..
FSPF rerouting around failed links
SNMP Integration ...........................
Integration with SNMP managers
Firmware ........................................
Non-disruptive firmware code load and
activation (NDCLA)
Switch Configurations.....................
Easy configuration, save, and restore
Maintenance Access Methods .......  Single point in-band management with
auto discovery across multiple switches
 One out-of-band Ethernet 10/100Mb
Base T RJ-45 management port per
CPU Blade, each replicated on
Maintenance Panel
 One RJ-45 serial port per CPU Blade
(RJ-45 to DB-9 conversion dongle
included)
 FC-GS4 Management Server
Power-On Self Test Diagnostics.....
Power-On Self Test (POST) tests all
functional components except
transceivers.
SANdoctor Diagnostics ..................  FC Ping: verifies functional path
existence between two ports
(optional)
 FC Trace route: displays path
information between a source and
destination
 Digital Diagnostics Monitoring: displays
real-time SFP, X2, and XPAK
transceiver data
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A-9
A–Specifications
Physical Characteristics
Table A-7. Maintainability (Continued)
Visual User Interface ......................
LED indicators on the Maintenance Panel,
I/O blades, CPU blades, Power Supply
blades, Fan blades
Maintenance Panel.........................
Dual redundant Maintenance Panel
EPROMs maintain chassis-specific
information (such as WWN, SNMP
System Object ID, Serial Number, Part
Number, etc.), alternate Ethernet
management interface ports, and LED
summary status information for the switch
Global Services ..............................
Standard 1 year hardware/firmware
warranty. SAN Pro Service and Support
Programs:
 SAN Pro Preferred standard: Next
Business Day (NBD) Advanced
Delivery spares, 24x7 technical phone
support
 Optional: upgrades to SAN Pro Choice
(NBD Onsite Replacement) and SAN
Pro Prime (4-hour Onsite
Replacement) available for a fee
Physical Characteristics
Table A-8. Physical Characteristics
Enclosure/Blade Packaging
 Standard Chassis.......................
Includes Mounting Rail kit and two power
cords
 I/O Blades ..................................
Standard and optional I/O blades do not
include SFPs, X2 transceivers, or
copper/optical cables (orderable
separately)
 Hardware and Software .............
License Field Upgradeability:
 Model 9100 to model 9200 ugrade
 Model 9200 to Fault Tolerant Model
9200
 One Model 9200 to HyperStack model
 Two Model 9200 to HyperStack model
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Physical Characteristics
Table A-8. Physical Characteristics (Continued)
Dimensions
 Width..........................................
431 mm (17.0”) 19 inch rack mount
 Height.........................................
179 mm (7.0”) (4U)
 Depth .........................................
673 mm (26.5”)
Weight ............................................
40.82 Kg (90 lbs)
(Model 9200, 8 I/O blades)
Power Supply/Cooling ....................
Hot-pluggable/dual-redundant Power
Supply blades with integrated cooling
fans
 Dual 7'6" long 3-wire 16AWG power
cables with IEC320 input connector
 Hot-pluggable/dual-redundant fans
 Back-to-Front Airflow Pattern Standard
 150 CFM air flow
 1,000 Watts (3,414 BTU/hour) per
power supply
Heat Output ...................................
Model 9200 with eight I/O blades
including SFPs.
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2,046 BTU/hour at 128-ports 4-Gb Fibre
Channel (local switching)
4,228 BTU/hour at 256-ports 4-Gb Fibre
Channel HyperStack (local switching)
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A–Specifications
Electrical Requirements
Electrical Requirements
Table A-9. Electrical Requirements
Operating Voltage/Frequency.........
100 to 240 VAC auto-sensing, single
phase; 47 to 63 Hz
Power Source Loading ...................
(maximum power supply rating)
10 Amps at 100 VAC
Operating Load...............................
No data traffic:
Model 9200 with two I/O blades
including SFPs
 550 Watts at 128-ports 4-Gbps
4.2 Amps at 240 VAC
 1,120 Watts at 256-ports 4-Gbps
Full data traffic:
 600 Watts at 128-ports 4-Gbps (local
switching)
 1,240 Watts at 256-ports 4-Gbps
HyperStack (local switching)
CRU Power Usage
A-12
 I/O blade w/16 4-Gbps SFPs .....
34 watts
 I/O blade w/4 10-Gbps X2..........
copper cables
32 watts
 I/O blade w/4 10-Gbps X2..........
optical transcievers
35 watts
 CPU blade..................................
80 watts
 Fan blade ...................................
45 watts
Circuit Protection ............................
Internally fused
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A–Specifications
Power Cord Specifications
Power Cord Specifications
The switch comes with two power cords with NEMA 5-15 non-locking plugs
(SKU: CPK-9000-US). This power cord is approved for North America (USA,
Canada, Puerto Rico), Mexico, Central America, South America, Korea, Taiwan,
Phillippines, and Thailand. A similar power cord with a locking plug is also
available ((SKU: CPK-9000-USL). QLogic offers power cords for additional
regions/countries as listed in Table A-10.
Table A-10. Availalbe Power Cords
Region/Country
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QLogic SKU
Number
Argentina
IRAM 2073.1982 Plug
CPK-9000-AR
Australia
AS/NZS 3112 Plug
CPK-9000-AUNZ
Bahrain
BS1363/A Plug
CPK-9000-UKHK
China (PRC)
GB2099/GB1002-1 Plug
CPK-9000-CN
Denmark
Data DK-2-5A Plug
CPK-9000-DK
Europe
CEE 7/7 Plug
CPK-9000-CEE
Finland
CEE 7/7 Plug
CPK-9000-CEE
Greece
CEE 7/7 Plug
CPK-9000-CEE
Hong Kong/Macau (PRC)
BS1363/A Plug
CPK-9000-UKHK
Hungary
BS1363/A Plug
CPK-9000-UKHK
India
BS 546 Plug
CPK-9000-ZAIN
Indonesia
CEE 7/7 Plug
CPK-9000-CEE
International (special)
IEC 60309 Plug
CPK-9000-IEC
Ireland (Northern)
AS/NZS 3112 Plug
CPK-9000-AUNZ
Ireland (Southern)
BS1363/A Plug
CPK-9000-UKHK
Israel
SI-32 Plug
CPK-9000-IL
Italy
CEI 23-16/VII Plug
CPK-9000-IT
Japan
JIS 8303 PSE Plug
CPK-9000-JP
Malaysia
BS1363/A Plug
CPK-9000-UKHK
Middle East
CEE 7/7 Plug
CPK-9000-CEE
New Zealand
AS/NZS 3112 Plug
CPK-9000-AUNZ
A-13
A–Specifications
Environmental Factors
Table A-10. Availalbe Power Cords (Continued)
Region/Country
QLogic SKU
Number
Specification
Norway
CEE 7/7 Plug
CPK-9000-CEE
Russia
CEE 7/7 Plug
CPK-9000-CEE
Singapore/Brunei
BS1363/A Plug
CPK-9000-UKHK
South Africa
BS 546 Plug
CPK-9000-ZAIN
Sweden
CEE 7/7 Plug
CPK-9000-CEE
Switzerland
SEV 1011 Plug
CPK-9000-CH
Tasmania
AS/NZS 3112 Plug
CPK-9000-AUNZ
United Kingdom
BS1363/A Plug
CPK-9000-UKHK
Environmental Factors
Table A-11. Environmental Factors
Temperature
 Operating ...................................
0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
 Non-operating ............................
- 40 to 70°C (-40 to 158°F)
Humidity
 Operating ...................................
15% to 80%, non-condensing
 Non-operating ............................
5% to 90%, non-condensing
Altitude
A-14
 Operating ...................................
0 to 3048m (0 to 10,000 feet)
 Non-operating ............................
0 to 15,240m (0 to 50,000 feet)
Vibration
IEC 68-2
 Operating ...................................
5-500 Hz, random, 0.2 G rms, 10 minutes
 Non-operating ............................
5-500 Hz, random, 2.1 G rms, 10 minutes
Shock
IEC 68-2
 Operating ...................................
4 g, 11ms, 20 repetitions
 Non-operating ............................
30g, 292 ips, 13 msec, trapezoidal pulse
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Regulatory Certifications
Regulatory Certifications
Table A-12. Regulatory Certifications
Safety Standards ............................
UL 60950 (USA)
CSA 22.2 60950-1 (Canada)
EN60950-1 (EC)
CB Scheme-IEC 60950-1 (International)
GOST R MEK 60950 (Russia)
Emissions Standards......................
FCC Part 15B Class A (USA)
VCCI-3/2005 Class A ITE (Japan)
ICES-003 Issue 4 Class A ITE (Canada)
EN 55022 Level A (EC)
BSMI CNS 13438 Class A (Taiwan)
CISPR 22 Class A (international)
AS/NZA CISPR 22:2002 Class A
(AUS/NZ)
GOST R (Russia)
12/KNxx (Korea)
Environmental Standards ...............
RoHS-6/WEEE (EU and Japan)
Voltage Fluctuations .......................
EN 61000-3-2, 3
Harmonics ......................................
EN 61000-3-2
Immunity.........................................
EN 55024:1998
Marking...........................................
FCC Part 15, UL (United States)
cUL, CUE, TUV (Canada)
TUV , CUE, CE (EC)
VCCI-A (Japan)
C-Tick (AUX/NZ)
GOST R (Russia)
MIC (Korea)
Exempt (Taiwan)
UL AR/S-Mark (Argentina)
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A–Specifications
Regulatory Certifications
Notes
A-16
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Glossary
Active Zone Set
The zone set that defines the current
zoning for the fabric.
Active Firmware
The firmware image on the switch that is in
use.
Activity LED
A port LED that indicates when frames are
entering or leaving the port.
Administrative State
State that determines the operating state
of the port, I/O blade, or switch. The
configured administrative state is stored in
the switch configuration. The configured
administrative state can be temporarily
overridden using the command line interface.
Alarm
A message generated by the switch that
specifically requests attention. Alarms are
generated by several switch processes.
Some alarms can be configured.
Alias
A named set of ports or devices. An alias
is not a zone, and can not have a zone or
another alias as a member.
AL_PA
Arbitrated Loop Physical Address
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Arbitrated Loop
A Fibre Channel topology where ports use
arbitration to establish a point-to-point
circuit.
Arbitrated Loop Physical Address (AL_PA)
A unique one-byte value assigned during
loop initialization to each NL_Port on a
loop.
ASIC
Application Specific Integrated Circuit
BootP
A type of network server.
Buffer Credit
A measure of port buffer capacity equal to
one frame.
Challenge-Handshake Authentication
Protocol
An authentication protocol by which a
device is challenged to verify its identity
before being allowed to log in to a switch.
Chassis Hop
A measure of fabric latency represented
by the ISL that any frame crosses when
travelling from one switch to another. A
frame that travels from one switch to
another over an ISL experiences one
chassis hop.
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Class 2 Service
A service which multiplexes frames at
frame boundaries to or from one or more
N_Ports wit h acknowledgment provided.
Class 3 Service
A service which multiplexes frames at
frame boundaries to or from one or more
N_Ports without acknowledgment.
Common Information Model
Switch service that provides for switch
management through third-party applications that comply with SMI-S.
Configuration Wizard
An Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 or QuickTools wizard that automates the switch
configuration process.
Configured Zone Sets
The zone sets stored on a switch
excluding the active zone set.
CRU
Customer Replaceable Unit
Default Visibility
Zoning parameter that determines the
level of communication among
ports/devices when there is no active zone
set.
Domain ID
User defined number that identifies the
switch in the fabric.
Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007
Workstation-based switch management
application.
Event Log
Log of messages describing events that
occur in the fabric.
Glossary-2
Expansion Port
E_Port that connects to another FC-SW-2
compliant switch.
Extended Credits
A feature that enables you to reallocate
port buffer credits to extend transmission
distances.
Fabric Database
The set of fabrics that have been opened
during a Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007
session.
Fabric Device Management Interface
An interface by which device host bus
adapters can be managed through the
fabric.
Fabric Management Switch
The switch through which the fabric is
managed.
Fabric Name
User defined name associated with the file
that contains user list data for the fabric.
Fabric Port
An F_Port or FL_Port.
Fabric Security
The functions that provide security for
fabric users and devices including user
account security and fabric services.
Fabric Services
A component of fabric security that
provides for the control of inband management and SNMP on a switch.
Fabric View File
A file containing a set of fabrics that were
opened and saved during a previous
Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 session.
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Fault Tolerant
A licensed feature that supports automatic
and manual failover of switch management functions from the primary CPU
blade to the secondary CPU blade.
FDMI
See Fabric Device Management Interface.
Flash Memory
Memory on the switch that contains the
chassis control firmware.
Frame
Data unit consisting of a start-of-frame
(SOF) delimiter, header, data payload,
CRC, and an end-of-frame (EOF) delimiter.
FRU
Field Replaceable Unit
Group
A list of device worldwide names that are
authorized to attach to a switch. There are
three group types: one for other switches
(ISL), another for devices (port), and a
third for devices issuing management
server commands (MS).
Heartbeat LED
A chassis LED that indicates the status of
the internal switch processor and the
results of the Power-On Self-Test.
HyperStack
A licensed feature that supports the
connection of two QLogic 9000 Series
switches through the multiple 10-Gbps link
Inter-Chassis Connectors (ICC).
Inactive Firmware
The firmware image on the switch that is
not in use.
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Inband Management
The ability to manage a switch through
another switch over an inter-switch link.
Initiator
The device that initiates a data exchange
with a target device.
In-Order-Delivery
A feature that requires that frames be
received in the same order in which they
were sent.
Inter-Switch Link
The connection between two switches
using E_Ports.
I/O Blade
Fibre Channel component of the
QLogic 9000 Series switch.
IP
Internet Protocol
License Key
A code associated with a
separately-purchased feature that
activates that feature on the switch.
LIP
Loop Initialization Primitive sequence
Maintenance Button
Momentary button on the switch used to
place the switch in maintenance mode.
Maintenance Mode
Maintenance mode sets the IP address to
10.0.0.1 and provides access to the switch
for maintenance purposes.
Management Information Base
A set of guidelines and definitions for
SNMP functions.
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Management Workstation
PC workstation that manages the fabric
through the fabric management switch.
Merge Auto Save
Zoning parameter that determines whether
changes to the active zone set that a
switch receives from other switches in the
fabric will be saved to permanent memory
on that switch.
MIB
Management Information Base
Network Time Protocol
A network protocol that enables a client to
synchronize its time with a server.
NL_Port
Node Loop Port. A Fibre Channel device
port that supports arbitrated loop protocol.
N_Port
Node Port. A Fibre Channel device port in
a point-to-point or fabric connection.
NTP
Network Time Protocol
Pending Firmware
The firmware image that will be activated
upon the next switch reset.
QuickTools
Switch management application that is
resident in the switch firmware and
executed through an internet browser.
Remote Authentication Dial-in Server
A server that supports the remote authentication of user and device logins to a
switch.
SANdoctor
A licensed feature that provides for media
diagnostics, Fibre Channel trace, and
Fibre Channel ping functions.
Secure Shell
Protocol that secures connections to the
switch for the command line interface.
Secure Socket Layer
Protocol that secures connections to the
switch for Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007,
QuickTools, the API, and SMI-S.
Security Set
A set of up to three groups that define
device security for the switch.
SFP
Small Form-Factor Pluggable.
POST
Power On Self Test
Small Form-Factor Pluggable
A transceiver device, smaller than a
GigaBit Interface Converter, that plugs into
the Fibre Channel port.
Power On Self Test (POST)
Diagnostics that the switch chassis
performs at start up.
SMI-S
Storage Management Initiative–Specification.
Principal Switch
The switch in the fabric that manages
domain ID assignments.
SNMP
Simple Network Management Protocol
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Storage Management
Initiative–Specification
A standard that provides for the management of the switch through third-party
management applications.
Target
A storage device that responds to an initiator device.
User Account
An object stored on a switch that consists
of an account name, password, authority
level, and expiration date.
User Account Security
A component of fabric security that
provides for the administration and
authentication of account names,
passwords, expiration dates, and authority
level.
VCCI
Voluntary Control Council for Interference
Worldwide Name (WWN)
A unique 64-bit address assigned to a
device by the device manufacturer.
WWN
Worldwide Name
Zone
A set of ports or devices grouped together
to control the exchange of information.
Zone Set
A set of zones grouped together. The
active zone set defines the zoning for a
fabric.
Zoning Database
The set of zone sets, zones, and aliases
stored on a switch.
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Index
A
account name
factory 3-20
maintenance mode 4-15
active zone set 2-2
Activity LED 1-12
Ethernet port 1-12
Fibre Channel port 1-6
adapter 1-13
Admin account 2-12
air flow 1-15
altitude A-14
API - See Application Programming Interface
Application Programming Interface 1-18
authentication 2-14
authorization 2-14
B
bandwidth 2-4
base unit 1-2
Beacon LED 1-3
CPU 1-10
Fan 1-15
I/O blade 1-6
Power Supply 1-14
binding
fabric 2-14
port 2-13
blade
identifier 1-3, 1-4, 1-13, 1-15
type 1-4, 1-13, 1-15
browser 3-2
buffer credit 2-3, A-4
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C
cable
length 2-4
null modem F/F DB9 3-18
stacking 1-8, 3-11
Call Home service 2-11
certificate 2-13
chassis
Beacon LED 1-3
diagnostics 4-6
Fault LED 1-3
Good LED 1-3
hardware 1-1
marking A-15
Power LED 1-3
shock A-14
vibration A-14
classes of service A-2
command line interface 1-18
Common Information Model service 2-11
configuration
file system error 1-11, 4-4
remove 4-17
restore default 4-17
console adapter 1-13, 3-3
CPU Beacon LED 1-10
CPU blade
description 1-9
diagnostics 4-6
LEDs 1-10
primary 5-5
removal 5-5
reset 1-11
secondary 5-5
CPU Fault LED 1-10
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CPU Good LED 1-10
CPU Hotwsap LED 1-10
CPU Power LED 1-10
CPU Primary LED 1-10
credits 2-3, A-4
CRU - See Customer Replaceable Unit
Customer Replaceable Unit 5-1
D
device
access 2-2
authentication 2-14
authorization 2-14
cabling 3-21
description 2-1
performance 2-7
planning 2-1
security 2-14
security example 2-15
diagnostics 4-2, A-9
CPU blade 4-6
description 4-1
FC port 4-8
I/O blade 4-7
transceiver 4-12
dimensions A-11
disk space 3-2
distance 2-3
domain ID
conflict 2-8
description 2-8
lock 2-8
E
E_Port 1-7, 4-9
email notification 2-11
emissions standards A-15
Enterprise Fabric Suite
description 1-16
start 3-19
Index-2
environmental
conditions 3-2
specifications A-14
standard A-15
error
code 4-2
port 4-10
Power on Self Test 4-2
Ethernet port 3-18
CPU 1-12
LEDs 1-12
Maintenance Panel 1-12
extended credits
cable length 2-4
description 2-3
F
F_Port 1-7
fabric
aggregate bandwidth A-3
binding 2-14
latency A-3
management 1-16, 2-24
management workstation 3-2
point-to-point bandwidth A-3
ports 1-7
security 2-12
factory defaults 4-17
Fan Beacon LED 1-15
Fan blade
description 1-15
diagnostics 4-14
installation 5-23
removal 5-23
Fan Fault LED 1-15
Fan Power LED 1-15
fatal error 4-3
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Fault LED
chassis 1-3
CPU 1-10
Fan 1-15
I/O blade 1-6
Power Supply 1-14
Fault Tolerant license 2-5, A-3
FC port diagnostics 4-8
Fibre Channel
ports 1-4
protocols A-2
File Transfer Protocol
description 1-18
service 2-11
firmware
custom installation 3-26
description 3-22
failure 4-3
install with CLI 3-24
install with Enterprise Fabric Suite 3-23
install with QuickTools 3-23
non-disruptive activation 3-22
unpack image 4-16
FL_Port 1-7
flash memory 1-11
frame size A-4
FTP - See File Transfer Protocol
G
G_Port 1-7
GBIC - See GigaBit Interface Converter
generic ports 1-7
GL_Port 1-7
H
harmonics A-15
HBA - See Host Bus Adapter
Heartbeat LED 1-10, 4-2
host authentication example 2-22
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CPU 1-10
I/O blade 1-6
humidity 3-2, A-14
HyperStacking
cables 2-9
license 2-5, 2-9, A-2
procedure 3-29
specification A-5
HyperTerminal application 3-17
I
I/O blade
Beacon LED 1-6
description 1-4
diagnostics 4-7
Fault LED 1-6
Good LED 1-6
Hotswap LED 1-6
installation 3-10, 5-15
LEDs 1-6
Power LED 1-6
processor A-4
removal 5-14
ICC - See Inter-Chassis Connection port
immunity A-15
inband management 2-10
installation 3-3
Inter-Chassis Connection port 1-13
internal firmware failure 4-3
internet browser 3-2
Internet Protocol
security 2-13
support 2-12
interoperability A-7
isolation 4-9
L
latency 2-5, 2-7, A-3
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LED
Activity 1-6, 1-12
chassis Beacon 1-3
chassis Fault 1-3
chassis Good 1-3
chassis Power 1-3
CPU Beacon 1-10
CPU Fault 1-10
CPU Good 1-10
CPU Hotswap 1-10
CPU Power 1-10
CPU Primary 1-10
Fan Beacon 1-15
Fan Fault 1-15
Fan Power 1-15
Heartbeat 1-10, 4-2
I/O blade Beacon 1-6
I/O blade Fault 1-6
I/O blade Good 1-6
I/O blade Hotswap 1-6
I/O blade Power 1-6
Logged-In 1-6, 4-8
Port Status 4-8
Power Supply Beacon 1-14
Power Supply Fault 1-14
Power Supply Power 1-14
license key
install 3-28
specification A-2
Link Status LED 1-12
log file 4-17
Logged-In LED 1-6, 4-8
login limit 2-24
Maintenance Panel 1-3
Management Server service 2-11
management workstation 1-12, 3-18
marking A-15
media type A-6
memory
flash 1-11
workstation 3-2
minicom 3-17
multiple chassis fabrics 2-6, A-5
N
Network Time Protocol service 2-10
non-disruptive activation 3-22
NTP - See Network Time Protocol
null modem F/F DB9 cable 3-18
O
operating systems 3-2
P
password
Admin default 2-12
file reset 4-17
maintenance mode 4-15
restore default 4-17
performance 2-3
device 2-7
switch 2-3
planning 2-1
M
maintainability A-9
maintenance
exit 4-16
menu 4-16
mode 1-11, 4-2, 4-15
strategy A-9
Maintenance button 1-11, 4-15
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port
binding 2-13, A-5
buffer credits 2-3
cover 3-12
errors 4-10
Fibre Channel 1-4
numbering 1-5
security 2-13, A-5
serial 1-13
speed A-3
statistics A-5
type 1-7, A-5
ports per chassis A-5
ports per rack A-5
POST - See Power On Self Test
power
cords 3-3, 3-15, A-13
requirements 3-2
source loading A-12
usage per CRU A-12
Power LED
chassis 1-3
CPU 1-10
Fan 1-15
I/O blade 1-6
Power Supply 1-14
power on self test 4-2
Power Supply blade
Beacon LED 1-14
description 1-13
diagnostics 4-13
Fault LED 1-14
installation 5-20
Power LED 1-14
removal 5-19
primary CPU blade 5-5
Primary LED 1-10
principal
priority 2-8
switch 2-8
processor 3-2, A-4
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QuickTools
service 2-10
web applet 1-17
R
rack mount 3-5, 3-8, 3-9
RADIUS - See Remote Dial-In User Service.
RADIUS server
authentication 2-12
example 2-18
rail kit 3-3
recovering a switch 4-15
redundancy 2-7
regulatory certifications A-15
remake filesystem 4-18
Remote Dial-In User Service 2-14
removal/replacement 5-1
RS-232 adapter 1-13
S
safety standards A-15
SANdoctor license 2-5, A-2
secondary CPU blade 5-5
Secure Shell
description 2-13
service 2-10
Secure Socket Layer service 2-10
security
certificate 2-13
connection 2-13
database limits 2-14
device 2-14
fabric 2-12
user account 2-12
serial port 1-12, 1-13, 3-17, 3-18
SFP - See Small Form-Factor Pluggable
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol 2-11
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Simple Network Management Protocol
description 1-18
service 2-10
site requirements 3-1
small form-factor pluggable 1-8, 3-12, 5-3
SMTP - See Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
SNMP See - Simple Network Management
Protocol
SSH - See Secure Shell
SSL - See Secure Socket Layer
stacking cable 1-8, 2-9, 3-11
Storage Management Initiative 1-18
switch
add to fabric 3-27
components 1-2
configuration 3-20
installation 3-3
management 1-16
management service 2-10
performance 2-3
power up 3-15
rack mount 3-8
recovery 4-15
reset 1-11, 4-18
services 2-10
specifications A-2
system processor A-4
U
user
account security 2-12
interface A-10
V
ventilation 1-15
vibration A-14
voltage
fluctuations A-15
operating A-12
W
web applet
description 1-17
service 2-10
weight A-11
workstation 1-12
configuration 3-16
IP address 3-16
requirements 3-2, 3-18
X
T
table mount 3-5
Telnet service 2-10
temperature 3-2, A-14
timeout value 4-10
transceiver
description 1-8
diagnostics 4-12
installation 3-12
replacement 5-3
transmission distance 2-3
Trivial File Transfer Protocol 1-18
troubleshooting 4-1
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X2
cable 1-8
connector 3-11
transceiver 5-3
XPAK
cable 1-8
connector 3-11
Z
zone
conflict 4-10
definition 2-2
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zone set
active 2-2
definition 2-2
zoning
database 2-2
hardware enforced 2-2
limits 2-2
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