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Setting Up Your Dell PowerVault MD3260/3260i/3660i/3660f/3060e Storage Array
About the Storage Enclosure
Racking Your Storage Enclosure
WARNING: Before you set up and operate your Dell PowerVault system, review
the safety instructions that shipped with your system.
Locate Your System Service Tag
Your system is identified by a unique Express Service Code and Service Tag number.
This information is used by Dell to route support calls to the appropriate personnel.
Verify Storage Array Components
Your system is shipped with RAID controller modules, power supplies, and fan
components already installed in the enclosure. Make sure that all components are
properly seated and have not become dislodged and/or damaged during shipping.
The MD Series Dense storage enclosure is a five-drawer, 60-physical disk chassis (4U)
managed by either two RAID controller modules or enclosure management modules
(EMMs).
NOTE: A single RAID controller or enclosure management module configuration is not
supported.
Fan Modules (2)
Power Supplies (2)
RAID Controller Modules
The MD Series Dense enclosure supports four different types of RAID controllers.
The RAID controllers installed in an enclosure must be of the same data protocol.
Mixing of RAID controllers is not supported.
Modules (2)
6 Gbps SAS RAID Controller Module
Install the Enclosure in a Rack
The storage enclosure requires a compatible rack and a rack installation kit. For information
about installing the rails for the storage enclosure, see the Rack Installation instructions
that shipped with your enclosure.
1 Gbps iSCSI RAID Controller Module
WARNING: Do not plug the enclosure into a standard power outlet. Your
storage array is shipped with two IEC C19 to C20 jumper cords. Plug the C19 plug
into the array’s power supplies and the C20 plug into the power distribution unit
(PDU) in the rack cabinet. For power redundancy, split the power connections
from each enclosure into separate PDUs and connect the PDUs to external power
receptacles on different circuits. The enclosure accepts only 200 V to 240 V input
sources.
10 Gbps iSCSI RAID Controller Module
Expansion Enclosure Management Modules
You can expand the storage capacity of your array by daisy chaining up to two
expansion enclosures (for a maximum of 180 physical disks). Each 4U expansion
enclosure added must contain two MD3060e EMMs.
Fibre Channel RAID Controller Module
Enclosure Management Module
NOTE: For safety reasons, do not install physical disks in the enclosure before racking.
This will add substantial weight to the enclosure and make lifting and racking the
enclosure unsafe. For more information, see the Rack Installation instructions that
shipped with your enclosure.
Physical-Disk Drawers
Installing Physical Disks
The MD Series Dense storage enclosure contains five physical-disk drawers accessible
from the front of the enclosure. Each drawer holds up to 12 physical disks.
Physical-Disk Carriers
To install a physical disk into a drawer:
Physical disks are preinstalled in their carriers and shipped separately in anti-static
packaging and must be installed in the drawers. For information on installing and removing
the physical disks from the physical-disk carriers, see your system’s Owner’s Manual at
support.dell.com/manuals.
1. Rotate the physical disk carrier handle upward to the vertical position.
2. Align the two raised buttons on the disk carrier with the notches on the
physical-disk drawer.
3. Lower the physical disk into the drawer slot.
To open a drawer:
1. Flip both latches outward.
2. Pull the drawer out.
NOTE: When a drawer is opened, the enclosure cooling fan RPMs increase
significantly to ensure optimal airflow. This is normal and not indicative of a problem.
MD Series Dense Enclosure
Physical Disk Installation Guidelines
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To maintain proper airflow, install physicals disks from left to right and front to back in
each drawer.
A minimum of four disks must be installed in each drawer, filling slots 0, 3, 6, and 9 first.
Keep all drawers closed unless you need to access the physical disks. The storage array
operates normally with a drawer open, but it is designed for optimal cooling with all
drawers closed.
NOTE: Fill disk slots 0, 3, 6, and 9 first. Do not install disks randomly.
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4. Rotate the physical disk carrier handle downward until the physical disk is properly
seated in the connector and the physical-disk carrier handle snaps into place.
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NOTE: Check that the disk is not raised up at the back of the drawer slot, which
would indicate that it is not properly seated. Closing the drawer with an improperly
seated disk will damage both the drawer and the physical disk.
5. Close the physical-disk drawer.
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To close a drawer:
1. Push the drawer into the enclosure until the release latch clicks into place.
2. Close the latches on each side of the drawer.
NOTE: Ensure that the drawer is pushed in and closed completely.
CAUTION: If a drawer is not completely inserted into the enclosure, other drawers
will be locked. Do not force a drawer open as it may damage the physical disk or the
drawer itself.
1. physical disk
2. physical-disk carrier handle
3. notches on physical-disk drawers
4. buttons on disk carrier
5. drawer latches (2)
Setting Up Your Dell PowerVault MD3260/3260i/3660i/3660f/3060e Storage Array (continued...)
Cabling Your Storage Array and Expansion Enclosure
The MD Series Dense enclosure supports a number of non-redundant (single path) or
redundant (dual path) configurations, depending on your storage array model.
For SAS and iSCSI storage arrays, see the corresponding Deployment Guides.
For Fibre Channel storage arrays, see Configuring Fibre Channel With Dell
MD3600f/3620f/MD3660f Series Storage Arrays.
The following sample configurations illustrate basic host server to storage array cabling
concepts. Port availability depends on your MD Series model.
Direct-Attached, Non-Redundant Cabling
to Host Server 1
Cabling Your MD3060e Expansion Enclosure
A supported switch zoning topology is required to deploy the MD3660f Fibre Channel
storage array. See Configuring Fibre Channel With Dell MD3600f/3620f/MD3660f Series
Storage Arrays at support.dell.com/manuals.
To add capacity to your Dense storage array, you can daisy chain up to two 4U enclosures with SAS-based MD3060e EMMs installed in place of the RAID controller modules.
This configuration offers a maximum of 180 physical disks in your storage array with
Premium Feature activation.
For highest throughput, all network components (switch, router, host NIC or cable
connection) must support the highest storage array data speed.
For example, connecting a 10 Gbps iSCSI storage array to a host server using a 1 Gbps
network switch will reduce overall throughput.
Cabling Guidelines
Ethernet
Management
Port
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to Host Server 2
to Management
Station (MD Storage
Manager)
to Host Server 3
to Host Server 4
SAN-Attached Configuration
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Always cable your storage array in a powered-down state.
For Fibre Channel storage arrays, always use a Dell-supported Small
Form-factor Pluggable (SFP) transceiver (see the Dell PowerVault Support Matrix
at support.dell.com).
Make sure you understand data availability and failover requirements for your
configuration before cabling the storage array.
Only use Dell MD 3060e expansion enclosure to expand the capacity of your
storage array.
Ethernet
Management
Port
MD Series Dense Storage Enclosure
To connect the MD3060e-based expansion enclosure to your MD Series Dense
storage array:
1. Connect a supported SAS cable to the SAS OUT port on the MD Series Dense storage
array.
2. Connect the other end of the SAS cable to SAS port 1 on the MD3060e
EMM as shown in the following figure.
3. To add a second MD3060e expansion enclosure, daisy chain it to the first expansion
enclosure as shown in the diagram.
CAUTION: Do not connect to SAS port 2 on the EMM.
MD3060e Expansion Enclosure
CAUTION: Like the RAID storage arrays, physical-disk slots 0, 3, 6, and 9 must be
populated first.
CAUTION: The expansion enclosure must be direct-attached. Do not connect the
MD3060e expansion enclosure to the MD Series Dense RAID storage array using a
SAN connection.
NOTE: A maximum of two expansion enclosures are supported.
SAN-Attached, Redundant Cabling
Optional SAN switches
to Host Server(s)
Ethernet
Management
Port
to Management
Station (MD Storage
Manager)
MD3060e Expansion Enclosure
to Host Server(s)
Ethernet
Management
Port
Powering on the Storage Array
WARNING: Do not plug the enclosure into a standard power outlet.
Your storage array is shipped with two IEC C19 to C20 jumper cords. Plug the
C19 plug into the array’s power supplies and the C20 plug into the power
distribution unit (PDU) in the rack cabinet. For power redundancy, split the
power connections from each enclosure into separate PDUs and connect
the PDUs to external power receptacles on different circuits. The enclosure
accepts only 200 V to 240 V input sources.
Follow these steps to power on your storage array:
1. Turn on any network switches, routers, or other standalone components.
2. Power on the MD3060e expansion enclosures, if applicable.
NOTE: Wait for the enclosure status LED to turn blue before proceeding to the
next step.
3. Power on the MD Series Dense storage array.
NOTE: Wait for the storage array status LED to turn blue before attempting to discover
or manage the array.
Installing MD Storage Manager
Discovering and Managing Your Storage Array
The Dell PowerVault MD Series Resource DVD contains software and drivers
for both Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems. The DVD also contains MD
Storage Manager, a graphically based utility, which is used to configure, manage, and
monitor the storage array and expansion enclosures.
To discover your storage array, you must be connected to the Ethernet management
port (either on the same subnet or through a configured network switch) on your RAID
controller module. To run management operations, you must be connected to both
RAID controller modules through a fully configured Ethernet management port.
NOTE: If you are configuring an iSCSI storage array, use the MD Configuration Utility
(MDCU) to set up iSCSI host ports and create iSCSI sessions. If you select the iSCSI
management option from the Resource DVD, the MDCU is automatically launched when
you start MD Storage Manager.
NOTE: For best throughput, it is recommended that you use out-of-band management.
To install MD Storage Manager:
To launch MD Storage Manager:
1. Insert the PowerVault MD Series Resource DVD.
2. If the installer does not launch automatically, go to the root directory on the DVD (or
downloaded installer ISO) and double-click md_launcher.exe (Windows) or use auto
run (Linux).
3. Select Install MD Storage Software.
Select Start → Programs → Dell → MD Storage Manager.
The Enterprise Management Window (EMW) displays host servers and storage arrays
automatically discovered on your local subnet.
Starting MD Storage Manager
The installation wizard allows you to choose Management Station or Host Installation.
You can choose both. You must, however, install the host-based storage agent and
multipath drivers on each host server accessing the storage array.
Using the Automatic Configuration Wizard
Review the Readme File
The Automatic Configuration Wizard allows you to create multiple disk groups, disk
pools, virtual disks, and hot spare physical disks with the same attributes.
A readme.txt file is included in the Resource DVD root directory. It contains the latest
updates, fixes, and other information applicable to your storage array.
To start the wizard, select Storage Array → Configuration → Automatic → Disk Pools
or Disk Groups.
Manually Configuring Storage Space
To manually configure your storage, select Storage → Virtual Disk → Create.
Discovering Your Storage Array
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1. In the EMW, click Setup.
2. Select Add Storage Array.
3. Choose either Automatic or Manual discovery.
NOTE: Automatic discovery discovers all storage arrays in your local subnet.
Manual discovery prompts you to add storage arrays by IP address or network name.
4. Click OK.
5. Double-click the discovered storage array.
The Array Management Window is displayed.
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