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DUAL CONTROLLER
CONFIGURATION GUIDE
DURASTOR 6200S/7200S
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External RAID Controller
Dual Controller
Configuration Guide
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Installation and Configuration
In this Guide
System Requirements
2
Installation Overview
2
Upgrading the Controller Firmware
3
Changing the Controller’s Operating Mode
8
Verifying the Controller’s Operating Mode
10
This document describes how to install the 6200S SCSI and the
7200S Fibre Channel RAID controllers into a DuraStor External
RAID subsystem to create a dual-controller configuration.
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System Requirements
To work in a dual-controller environment, both controllers must
have the same:
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amount of memory installed.
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firmware version. See Upgrading the Controller Firmware on
page 3.
Installation Overview
Follow the installation process in this guide to insure that both
controllers are installed and configured correctly.
The installation process includes the following tasks:
1 Verify that both the primary and secondary controllers have the
same amount of memory.
2 Verify that both controllers have the latest version of firmware.
See Verifying the Firmware Version on Your Controller on page 3.
If necessary, you can download a newer version of the firmware
from www.adaptec.com.
3 Remove the primary controller. Refer to the DuraStor Installation
and User’s Guide.
4 Install the second controller into the Controller 1 bay. Refer to
the DuraStor Installation and User’s Guide.
Note: On the 6220SS, 7220SS, and 6200SR, the Controller 1 bay
is the left-most controller bay. On the 6320SS and 7320SS, the
Controller 1 bay is the lower controller bay.
The second controller now becomes the primary controller.
5 Change the mode of the new primary controller. See Changing
the Controller’s Operating Mode on page 8.
6 Hot-plug the new secondary controller into the Controller 2
bay. Refer to the DuraStor Installation and User’s Guide.
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Upgrading the Controller Firmware
Upgrading the Controller Firmware
This section describes how to upgrade the firmware of your
DuraStor RAID controller. Adaptec recommends that you use the
latest version of the firmware for both of your controllers. You can
visit www.adaptec.com to download the latest firmware release.
Before upgrading the controller firmware, verify the version
already installed on your controller.
Verifying the Firmware Version on Your Controller
To verify the firmware version:
1 Run a terminal emulator program or start the terminal. The
screen shots included in this procedure show a Windows
HyperTerminal session.
2 Connect to COM 1 if you are using the COM 1 port.
3 Set the port settings to:
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Baud rate: 115,200 bps
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Data bits: 8
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Parity: None
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Stop bits: 1
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Flow control: Xon/Xoff
4 Press Ctrl+R to refresh the terminal screen.
5 Press Enter to display the System Menu in the Adaptec Disk
Array Administrator window.
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6 Select Utilities Menu and press Enter.
7 Select Hardware Information.
The Base Level indicates the firmware version of the controller.
If the firmware version is not the latest version identified on the
Adaptec web site, be sure to download the current version
before proceeding.
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Upgrading the Controller Firmware
Upgrading the Firmware
To upgrade the firmware on both the primary and secondary
controllers:
1 From the System Menu, select Shutdown/Restart.
2 Select Yes and then press Enter to confirm the shutdown.
3 Press Enter again to restart the system.
4 After the restart, hold down the Space Bar when prompted. The
Flash Utility menu appears.
5 Select option 3. XMODEM transfer protocol.
The message, “Ready to receive xmodem download.” appears.
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6 From the terminal menu, select Transfer, then Send File.
7 Click Browse to navigate to the firmware file and click Open.
Note: If you downloaded a newer version of the firmware
from www.adaptec.com, navigate to the directory where you
saved the file.
An example of the firmware file name is shown in the Filename
field.
8 Verify that the protocol is set to Xmodem and click Send. The
upgrade takes about 3 minutes.
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Upgrading the Controller Firmware
The controller automatically restarts to enable the new
firmware. The activity status and firmware version is displayed
in the terminal window on the second line after the restart.
9 From the System Menu, select Shutdown/Restart to shutdown
the system.
10 Remove the primary controller from the Controller 1 bay. Refer
to the DuraStor Installation and User’s Guide.
Note: On the 6220SS, 7220SS, and 6200SR, the RAID controllers
are located in the 1U RAID appliance. To access these
controllers, remove the front bezel.
11 Install the second controller in the Controller 1 bay. Refer to the
DuraStor Installation and User’s Guide.
This controller now becomes the new primary controller.
12 Verify the firmware of the new primary controller. See Verifying
the Firmware Version on Your Controller on page 3.
If both controllers have the same firmware, continue with
Changing the Controller’s Operating Mode on page 8; otherwise,
upgrade the firmware on the new primary controller following
steps 1 through 8. Then, proceed to Changing the Controller’s
Operating Mode on page 8.
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Changing the Controller’s Operating Mode
To set up a dual-controller environment, change the mode of the
primary controller to your preferred dual-controller configuration,
reboot the controller, and then install the second controller.
Note: If you need to upgrade the firmware on both controllers
in your dual-controller system, upgrade the firmware before
changing the configuration mode.
You can set the following configuration modes:
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Active-Active Single Port
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Active-Passive Dual Port
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Active-Active Dual Port (7200S only)
To set the operating mode:
1 Start a terminal session and connect to the controller as described in
Verifying the Firmware Version on Your Controller on page 3 steps 1- 3.
2 Press Ctrl+R to refresh the terminal screen.
3 Press Enter until the System Menu in the Adaptec Disk Array
Administrator System window is displayed.
4 Select Configuration Menu and press Enter.
5 Select the Option Configuration menu and press Enter.
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Changing the Controller’s Operating Mode
6 Select Operating Mode and press Enter.
7 Select the operating mode type and press Enter.
8 Exit out of the Adaptec Disk Array Administrator and shut
down the controller.
9 Remove the front bezel from the DuraStor storage subsystem
and remove the controller. Refer to the DuraStor Installation and
User’s Guide.
10 Install the second controller in the Controller 1 bay of the
DuraStor storage subsystem. Refer to the DuraStor Installation
and User’s Guide.
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11 Power ON the storage subsystem.
12 Repeat Steps 1 through 7 for the second controller.
13 Power OFF the storage subsystem.
14 Remove the second controller from the Controller 1 bay and
reinstall it in the Controller 2 bay.
15 Install the first controller into the Controller 1 bay.
16 Power ON the storage subsystem.
Both controllers should be online and in the operating mode
you have selected.
Verifying the Controller’s Operating Mode
The operating mode of the primary controller is identified in the
bottom center of the Adaptec Disk Array Administrator window.
To verify the operating mode of the secondary controller:
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From the System Menu, select Other Controller Menu, then
select Other Info to display the mode of the secondary
controller.
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