HP NetServer LXr 8500 with HP Rack Storage/12FC & HP Rack

HP NetServer LXr 8500
with
HP Rack Storage/12FC & HP Rack Storage/12
Cluster Configuration Guide
17 October 2000
(see Versions at the end of this document)
Introduction
This document defines the configurations that Hewlett-Packard supports for using the HP NetServer LXr 8500
with the HP Rack Storage/12FC and Microsoft Cluster Server These configurations minimize single points of
failure (SPOF) and provide extended availability. The specific configuration certified and supported by both
Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft is defined, as are other guidelines to assist you in configuring your clustered
NetServers. This guide is prescriptive; it describes the configurations supported by HP. Any deviance to these
configurations can result in an inoperative cluster or an operating cluster with degraded performance, hidden
SPOFs, etc., and therefore will not be supported by HP.
What's Defined in a Racked Cluster
• Cluster
• SPUs
• Local and Shared Storage
• Intra-cluster and Client LANs
• Shared Storage Cabling
Cluster
Type of SPUs
HP NetServer LXr 8500
Each node must be the same model SPU, but may have different clock
speeds, main memory sizes, cache sizes, and number of CPUs.
Number of nodes
2
Shared Storage
HP Rack Storage/12FC with FCArray Cards, HP disks, and a HP D8602A
HBA in each server. See Shared Storage below.
LANs:
Client LAN
Any that is HP and Microsoft approved. See Client LAN below.
Intra-cluster
(Heartbeat) LAN
HP D5013A/B with crossover cable. See Intra-cluster LAN below.
Power source
Direct from power mains, power conditioner or uninterruptible power
supply (UPS) using any power conditioner or UPS. Redundant power
distribution units (PDU’s) are strongly recommended.
System software:
Navigator version
L.16.05 or later
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Operating System
Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Enterprise Edition with Service Pack
SP6a or later.
SPU
Model
HP NetServer LXr 8500
Clock speed
400/450, 500/550, 700 MHz
No. of CPUs
2–8
BIOS version
ASPN Release 8
CPU cache
Any size
RAM
128 MB minimum. Must be HP.
No. of power supplies
3 required for redundancy
Local storage
See Local Storage below.
I/O slots
Added cards may be installed in any appropriate slot, keeping in mind the
server’s default boot order as listed below:
Default Boot Order
IDE CD-ROM, FDD, PCI-1, PCI-2, SCSI A, SCSI B, PCI-3, PCI-4, PCI-5
through PCI-10
M/S Certified
Configuration
P6 – Shared Storage HBA
P4 – Intra-cluster (Heartbeat) LAN
P3 – Client LAN
P2 – HP TopTools Control card D6028A (optional)
Booted from embedded SCSI
Storage
Local
Controller
May use embedded SCSI, NetRAID-1Si or NetRAID-3Si.
Driver
For embedded SCSI, use sym_hi.sys version 4.12 or later.
For NetRAID-xSi, use mraidnt.sys version 2.24.
Cabinets (Physical drive
location)
SPU internal drive bays or HP external drive cabinet (e.g., HP Rack
Storage/12), any number.
Disk drives (hot swap or
fixed)
Must be HP
SCSI bus
Any HP cables that meet SCSI specifications and any SCSI bus speed.
SCSI Ids
Any
Shared
HP Rack Storage/12FC
Required – D5991A
Host Bus Adapter
Model
HP Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter - HP D8602A
No. of HBAs
1
Driver
Hhba5100.sys 1.12 or later
RAID level
0, 1, 3, 5, 10
Cabinet
Model
HP NetServer Rack Storage/12FC- D5991A
RAID arrays
Not more than 8 physical drives per logical array and not more than 8
LUNs are permitted per Rack Storage/12FC and Rack Storage/12
combination in a cluster.
No. of cabinets
1
FC Array Cards
2
Model
HP Fibre Channel Array Controller - D5990A
No. of cards/cabinet
2 (Requires second card be installed in the Rack Storage/12FC.)
Firmware
4.64-00 or later
Status SCSI ID
5 (fixed)
Disk SCSI IDs
0 – 3, 8 – 15 (fixed)
Any HP drive supported by storage enclosure including:
Disk drives:
HP 9.1 GB (7200 rpm) Low Profile Ultra2 SCSI Disk Module D6106A
HP 9.1 GB (7200 rpm) Low Profile Ultra3 SCSI Disk Module P1217A
HP 9.1 GB (10k rpm) Low Profile Ultra2 SCSI Disk Module D6107A
HP 9.1 GB (10k rpm) Low Profile Ultra3 SCSI Disk Module P1168A
HP 18.2 GB (7200 rpm) Half Height Ultra2 SCSI Disk Module D6108A
HP 18.2 GB (7200 rpm) Low Profile Ultra3 SCSI Disk Module P1216A
HP 18.2 GB (10k rpm) Half Height Ultra2 SCSI Disk Module D7031A
HP 18.2 GB (10k rpm) Low Profile Ultra3 SCSI Disk Module P1166A
HP 18.2 GB (7200 rpm) Low Profile Ultra2 SCSI Disk Module D7174A
HP 18.2 GB (10k rpm) Low Profile Ultra2 SCSI Disk Module D7175A
HP 36.4 GB (10k rpm) Half Height Ultra2 SCSI Disk Module D8210A
HP 36.4 GB (10k rpm) Low Profile Ultra3 SCSI Disk Module D9419A
Fibre-channel cables
Optical (Server to Hub only):
50 meter D6980A
100 meter D6981A
Copper (Shared Storage to Hub and Server to Hub ):
3 meter D6978A
5 meter D6979A
10 meter D7080A
Hub
Required
Model
HP D6976A 6-port fibre channel
Quantity
1
HP Rack Storage/12
Optional
Number of cabinets:
1–2
Model
HP NetServer Rack Storage/12 - D5989B
plus two D6025B SCSI cards for each cabinet
Status SCSI ID
5 (fixed)
Disk SCSI IDs
0 – 3, 8 – 15 (fixed)
Disk drives:
Same as HP Rack Storage/12FC
Cables
Any HP LVD SCSI cables from the following list:
1 meter D7131A
2.5 meter D6020A
5 meter D6982A
10 meter D6983A
LANs
LAN connection
Intra-cluster (Heartbeat) LAN
Client LAN
HP D5954A crossover cable or any
equivalent
Any LAN
3
The intra-cluster LAN may only be
used for cluster node communication
via a crossover cable. It may not be
used for client communication.
NIC:
Model
HP D5013A/B (10/100TX PCI)
Any that is on both the HP Tested
Products List and the Microsoft
Hardware Compatibility List.
Driver
Hptxnt.sys 3.27.00.0001 or later
Vendor supported driver
NOTE If the Client and Intracluster LANs are the same model
the Client LAN must use the same
driver as the Intra-cluster LAN.
No. of NICs
1
1 minimum
Shared Storage Cabling
This part of the guide defines the allowable cabling configurations for clusters using the HP NetServer
LXr 8500, one HP Rack Storage/12FC and two optional HP Rack Storage/12s. Only this cabling configuration and
these cables are supported.
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Fibre-channel HBA
with GBIC
6-port Fibre-channel
Hub with GBICs.
Required shared
storage devices.
NOTES
Optional shared
storage devices.
1. The HBA and NICs are depicted
in PCI slots as follows:
HBA in P6
Intra-cluster LAN in P4
Client LAN in P3
HP TopTools Control card in P2 (optional)
2. The two bottom shared
storage devices are HP Rack
Storage/12 SCSI cabinets.
LEGEND
Solid (blue) lines are fibre
channel Optical or Copper
cables. See inside this
guide for specifications.
Dashed (green) lines are
offset SCSI cables. See
inside this guide for
specifications.
HP Microsoft Cluster using HP Rack Storage/12FC and Rack Storage/12
and 6 Port Fibre Channel Hub
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Power Cabling to Separate Power Circuits
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Versions
17 October 2000
Added 700 MHz model. Revised intro, boot spec and I/O slots. Added boot
priority and Ultra3 drives. Removed simplex option. Corrected verbiage in
drawing
1 December 1999
Initial release
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