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  • Page 1 Dell PowerVault MD3860f Series Storage Arrays Deployment Guide...
  • Page 2 註、警示與警告 註: 「註」表示可以幫助您更有效地使用電腦的重要資訊。 警示: 「警示」表示有可能會損壞硬體或導致資料遺失,並告訴您如何避免發生此類問題。 警告: 「警告」表示有可能會導致財 損失、人身傷害甚至死亡。 Copyright © 2015 Dell Inc. 著作權所有,並保留一切權利。本 品受美國與國際著作權及智慧財 權法保護。Dell ™ 與 Dell 徽標是 Dell Inc. 在美國和/或其他司法管轄區的商標。本文提及的所有其他標誌與名稱皆屬於其個別公司的商標。 2015 - 02 修正版 A01...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    2 Hardware Installation...................8 ....................8 Planning The Storage Configuration ......................8 Connecting The Storage Array ............9 Configuring Fibre Channel With Dell MD Series Storage Arrays .............9 Configuring Fibre Channel On SAN Attached Storage Arrays ......................9 Configuring Fibre Channel ...................... 10 Other Information You May Need ..................
  • Page 4 ....................25 Enabling Premium Features (Optional) ..................25 Upgrading PowerVault MD Storage Manager 4 Post Installation Tasks..................26 ...................... 26 Verifying Storage Array Discovery ..........................27 Initial Setup Tasks 5 Uninstalling MD Storage Manager..............28 ................28 Uninstalling MD Storage Manager From Windows ..........28 Uninstall MD Storage Manager From Windows Server GUI Version ..........
  • Page 5: Introduction

    The version of MD Storage Manager included on the PowerVault MD Series resource media can be used to manage both the PowerVault MD3860f Series and other PowerVault MD Series storage arrays. MD Storage Manager is compatible with both Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems.
  • Page 6: Related Documentation

    Dell PowerVault MD Series Storage Arrays Administrator's Guide — Provides information about configuring and managing the system using the MDSM GUI. • Dell PowerVault Modular Disk Storage Arrays CLI Guide — Provides information about configuring and managing the system using the MDSM CLI. •...
  • Page 7: Contacting Dell

    Go to dell.com/contactdell. Documentation feedback If you have feedback for this document, write to documentation_feedback@dell.com. Alternatively, you can click on the Feedback link in any of the Dell documentation pages, fill out the form, and click Submit to send your feedback.
  • Page 8: Hardware Installation

    Started Guide that is shipped with the storage array provides information to configure the initial setup of the system. • Dell PowerVault MD Series Storage Arrays Administrator's Guide — The Administrator's Guide provides information about important concepts you must know before setting up your storage solution. For more information, see dell.com/powervaultmanuals.
  • Page 9: Configuring Fibre Channel With Dell Md Series Storage Arrays

    SAN-Attached Cabling Example Remote Replication Cabling Example. Install the required HBA drivers and firmware versions listed in the Dell PowerVault MD Series Support Matrix available at dell.com/powervaultmanuals. Install and configure the MD Storage Manager software (included with your storage array) on your host server.
  • Page 10: Other Information You May Need

    HBAs. If an HBA is already installed on your host server, verify that it is supported in the Dell PowerVault MD Series Support Matrix. If the HBA is not listed, it should not be used to connect to the storage array.
  • Page 11: World Wide Name Zoning

    Figure 1. Example of Switch Zoning on SAN on an MD38xxf-series Fibre-Channel Storage Array World Wide Name Zoning There are several different switch zoning techniques used across various SANs. When configuring zoning with your storage array, using a 64 bit World Wide Name (WWN) to uniquely identify each component in your Fibre Channel switch fabric is recommended.
  • Page 12: Switch Zoning Guidelines

    If the Remote Replication premium feature is activated, a separate zone for each replication port is required. Only data traffic related to Remote Replication can move through that zone. For more details and requirements regarding Remote Replication, see the Dell PowerVault MD Series Storage Arrays Administrator's Guide at dell.com/powervaultmanuals.
  • Page 13: San-Attached Cabling

    the host server(s) from losing access to data in the event of a path failure since both RAID controller modules can independently access all the physical disks in the storage array. SAN-Attached Cabling SAN-attached cabling configurations provide the highest level of redundancy and alternate-path connectivity between the host server and storage array.
  • Page 14 Figure 2. Three SAN-Attached Host Servers Connected to a Storage Array Using Multiple Paths Switch Fabric A Switch Fabric B Zone1_Server1_HBA_0 Zone4_Server1_HBA_1 Server1_HBA_0 Server1_HBA_1 Array1_Ctrl-0-0 Array1_Ctrl-0-1 Array1_Ctrl-0-3 Array1_Ctrl-0-2 Array1_Ctrl-1-0 Array1_Ctrl-1-1 Array1_Ctrl-1-2 Array1_Ctrl-1-3 Zone2_Server2_HBA_0 Zone5_Server2_HBA_1...
  • Page 15: Remote Replication Cabling Example

    Switch Fabric A Switch Fabric B Server2_HBA_0 Server2_HBA_1 Array1_Ctrl-0-0 Array1_Ctrl-0-1 Array1_Ctrl-0-3 Array1_Ctrl-0-2 Array1_Ctrl-1-0 Array1_Ctrl-1-1 Array1_Ctrl-1-2 Array1_Ctrl-1-3 Zone3_Server3_HBA_0 Zone6_Server3_HBA_1 Server3_HBA_0 Server3_HBA_1 Array1_Ctrl-0-0 Array1_Ctrl-0-1 Array1_Ctrl-0-3 Array1_Ctrl-0-2 Array1_Ctrl-1-0 Array1_Ctrl-1-1 Array1_Ctrl-1-2 Array1_Ctrl-1-3 Remote Replication Cabling Example Remote Replication is a storage array premium feature that provides online, real-time replication of data between storage arrays.
  • Page 16 Figure 3. Remote Replication Cabling Switch Fabric A Switch Fabric B Zone1_Server1_HBA_0 Zone6_Server1_HBA_1 Server1_HBA_0 Server1_HBA_1 Array1_Ctrl-0-0 Array1_Ctrl-0-1 Array1_Ctrl-1-0 Array1_Ctrl-0-2 Array1_Ctrl-1-2 Array1_Ctrl-1-1 Zone2_Server2_HBA_0_0 Zone7_Server2_HBA_0_1 Server2_HBA_0_0 Server2_HBA_0_1 Array1_Ctrl-0-0 Array1_Ctrl-0-1 Array1_Ctrl-1-0 Array1_Ctrl-0-2 Array1_Ctrl-1-2 Array1_Ctrl-1-1 Zone3_Server2_HBA_1_0 Zone8_Server2_HBA_1_1 Server2_HBA_1_0 Server2_HBA_1_1...
  • Page 17: Mixed Environment

    Switch Fabric A Switch Fabric B Array1_Ctrl-0-0 Array1_Ctrl-0-1 Array1_Ctrl-1-0 Array1_Ctrl-0-2 Array1_Ctrl-1-2 Array1_Ctrl-1-1 Zone4_Server3_HBA_0_1 Zone9_Server3_HBA_0_0 Server3_HBA_0_1 Server3_HBA_0_0 Array2_Ctrl-0-1 Array2_Ctrl-0-0 Array2_Ctrl-0-2 Array2_Ctrl-1-0 Array2_Ctrl-1-1 Array2_Ctrl-1-2 Zone5_Server3_HBA_1_1 Zone10_Server3_HBA_1_0 Server3_HBA_1_1 Server3_HBA_1_0 Array2_Ctrl-0-1 Array2_Ctrl-0-0 Array2_Ctrl-0-2 Array2_Ctrl-1-0 Array2_Ctrl-1-1 Array2_Ctrl-1-2 Replication_Zone_1 Replication_Zone_2 Array1_Ctrl-0-3 Array1_Ctrl-1-3 Array2_Ctrl-0-3 Array2_Ctrl-1-3 Mixed Environment The following figure shows mixed configuration, that is SAS direct attached and host connectivity via the SAN (that is FC/Ethernet switch).
  • Page 18: Cabling Powervault Md3060E Expansion Enclosures

    Figure 4. Mixed Environment Cabling PowerVault MD3060e Expansion Enclosures You can expand the capacity of your PowerVault MD3860f Series storage array by adding PowerVault MD3060e expansion enclosures. You can expand the physical disk drive pool to a maximum of 120 (or 180, if enabled using Premium Feature activation) physical disk drives using a maximum of two expansion enclosures.
  • Page 19: Md3060E Expansion Cabling Diagrams

    MD3060e Expansion cabling diagrams Figure 5. Single expansion diagram...
  • Page 20: Expanding With New Powervault Md3060E Expansion Enclosures

    NOTE: Hot plug of MD3060e expansion enclosure is not recommended. Power on all MD3060e expansion enclosures before you power on the array enclosure. For helpful videos and other resources on PowerVault MD series, see dell.com/PVresources. Perform the following steps to attach new PowerVault MD3060e expansion enclosures to a PowerVault...
  • Page 21 For more information, see the Support Matrix at dell.com/powervaultmanuals. Install the software and driver package included on the PowerVault MD Series resource media. For information about installing the software, see Installing MD Storage Manager. Using MD Storage Manager, update the RAID controller module firmware and NVSRAM to the latest versions available on dell.com/support.
  • Page 22: Installing Md Storage Manager

    For more information on supported hardware and software for Dell PowerVault systems, see the Support Matrix at dell.com/powervaultmanuals. NOTE: As a first step towards managing the array, always use MD Storage Resource DVD media to update and install MD Storage Manager.
  • Page 23: Installing Host Bus Adapters And Drivers

    The PowerVault MD Series resource media offers the following installation methods: • Graphical Installation (Recommended) — This is the recommended installation procedure. The installer presents a graphical wizard-driven interface that allows customization of components installed. • Console Installation — This installation procedure is useful for Linux users who do not desire to install an X-Window environment on their supported Linux platform.
  • Page 24: Console Installation

    NOTE: The MD Storage Manager installer automatically installs the required drivers, firmware, and operating system patches/hotfixes to operate your storage array. These drivers and firmware are also available at dell.com/support. In addition, see the Support Matrix at dell.com/ powervaultmanuals for any additional settings and/or software required for your specific storage array.
  • Page 25: Enabling Premium Features (Optional)

    NOTE: On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 operating systems, run the following script from the root directory to install prerequisite packages: # md_prereq_install.sh Copy the custom_silent.properties file in the /linux directory of the installation media or image to a writable location on the host server. Modify the custom_silent.properties file to reflect the features, models and installation options to be used.
  • Page 26: Post Installation Tasks

    Post Installation Tasks Before using the Dell PowerVault storage array for the first time, complete these initial configuration tasks in the order shown. These tasks are performed using the MD Storage Manager. For out-of-band management, you must set the network configuration for each RAID controller module, including its Internet Protocol (IP) address, subnetwork mask (subnet mask), and gateway.
  • Page 27: Initial Setup Tasks

    To see a list of all storage arrays found on the local network, expand Discovered Storage Arrays in the Devices tab of the EMW. The default name for a newly installed PowerVault MD3860f series storage array is Unnamed. If another name is displayed in MD Storage Manager, click the down arrow next to the name and click Unnamed in the drop-down list and rename the array.
  • Page 28: Uninstalling Md Storage Manager

    To uninstall PowerVault Modular Disk Storage Manager on Windows Server Core versions: Navigate to the Dell\MD Storage Software\Uninstall Dell MD Storage Software directory. NOTE: By default, MD Storage Manager is installed in the \Program Files(x86)\Dell\MD Storage Software directory. If another directory was used during installation, navigate to that directory before beginning the uninstallation procedure.
  • Page 29: Uninstalling Md Storage Manager From Linux

    Uninstalling MD Storage Manager From Linux By default, PowerVault MD Storage Manager is installed in the /opt/dell/mdstoragemanager directory. If another directory was used during installation, navigate to that directory before beginning the uninstallation procedure. From the installation directory, open the Uninstall Dell MD Storage Software directory.
  • Page 30: Load Balancing

    Load Balancing Load Balance Policy Multi-path drivers select the I/O path to a virtual disk through a specific RAID controller module. When the multi-path driver receives a new I/O to process, the driver tries to find a path to the current RAID controller module that owns the virtual disk.
  • Page 31: Setting Load Balance Policies In Linux

    If more than one data path to the virtual disk has the same weight value, the round robin with subset path selection policy is used to route I/O requests between the paths with the same weight value. The least path weight load balance policy is not supported on Linux operating systems. Setting Load Balance Policies in Linux Linux only supports round robin based load balancing.
  • Page 32: Appendix - Working With Sfp Modules And Fiber Optic Cables

    FC devices. Before installing SFP modules and fiber optic cables, read the following information: • Use only Dell supported SFPs with the Dell PowerVault MD3860f series storage arrays. Other generic SFPs are not supported and may not work with the storage arrays. •...
  • Page 33: Removing Sfp Modules

    Connect an FC cable. See Installing Fibre Channel Cables. Figure 7. Installing and Removing an SFP Module FC IN slot (4) SFP+ transceiver fibre optic cable gate Removing SFP Modules To remove SFP modules: Remove the FC cable from the SFP module. See Removing Fibre Channel Cables.
  • Page 34: Installing Fibre Channel Cables

    Installing Fibre Channel Cables WARNING: Data processing environments can contain equipment transmitting on system links with laser modules that operate at greater than Class 1 power levels. Never look into the end of an optical fiber cable or open receptacle. Before installing an FC cable, see Guidelines For Using Fibre Optic Cables.
  • Page 35: Appendix - Hardware Cabling Best Practices

    Appendix — Hardware Cabling Best Practices Handling Static Sensitive Components Static electricity can damage memory modules, system boards, and other static-sensitive components. To prevent damaging the system, follow these precautions: • Move and store all components in the static-protective packaging. •...
  • Page 36: Labeling Cables

    Labeling Cables Cabling is an important part of creating a robust storage array. Labeling the cables identifies system components and drive channels. System maintenance is easier when the cables are correctly identified. Label both ends of each cable. You can use adhesive office labels that are folded in half over the ends of each cable.