HP 4400 Enterprise Installation Manual

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HP 4400 Enterprise Virtual Array Installation
Guide
Abstract
This guide describes how to install the HP 4400 Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA4400) and is intended for users with knowledge
of storage area networks and basic operating system commands and utilities.
The EVA4400 is customer self installable. However, you may purchase installation service by an HP-authorized service provider
if preferred. For more information, contact HP technical support in North America at 1-800-474-6836. Outside North America,
call HP technical support at the nearest location. Telephone numbers for worldwide technical support are listed on the HP
website: http://www.hp.com/support.
To assist you in installing the EVA4400, videos of the procedures have been produced. Go to the Services Media Library
website:
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*5697-1146*
HP Part Number: 5697- 1 146
Published: September 201 1
Edition: 8
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    Guide Abstract This guide describes how to install the HP 4400 Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA4400) and is intended for users with knowledge of storage area networks and basic operating system commands and utilities. The EVA4400 is customer self installable. However, you may purchase installation service by an HP-authorized service provider if preferred.

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    The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Connecting to the management module..................25 Connecting through a public network...................25 Connecting through a private network..................26 Accessing HP P6000 Command View on the management module..........27 Changing the default operating mode..................27 Accessing the HP P6000 Control Panel through HP P6000 Command View........28 Contents...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    7 Configuring servers using HP P6000 SmartStart...........29 Configuring management servers using HP P6000 SmartStart............29 Configuring application servers for Windows using HP P6000 SmartStart........29 8 Using and monitoring your storage.............30 Using your storage.........................30 Firmware recovery .........................30 HP Insight Remote Support software..................30 9 Support and other resources..............31...

  • Page 5: Review And Confirm Your Plans

    A Fibre Channel switch installed in your environment An equipment cabinet suitable for 2U sized enclosures A management server running Windows for HP P6000 Command View software (server-based management) A management module running HP P6000 Command View software (array-based management)

  • Page 6: System And Performance Expectations

    I/O performance or storage efficiency. RAID levels Vraid is the HP term for the implementation of RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) storage. Vraid is also referred to as redundancy in HP management software. Virtual disks with HP Vraid use three key RAID methods: data striping, data mirroring, and parity error checking.

  • Page 7: Hp P6000 Command View Implementation

    Vraid types. Vraid0. NOTE: For best practice information, see the HP 4400 Enterprise Virtual Array configuration best practices white paper available at: http://h18006.www1.hp.com/storage/arraywhitepapers.html?jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN HP P6000 Command View implementation HP P6000 Command View can be implemented in two ways: Server-based management—HP P6000 Command View is installed on a management server...

  • Page 8: Prepare Your Site

    To ensure continuous, safe, and reliable operation of your equipment, place your system in an approved environment. Consider using the HP Enterprise Configurator (eCO) to help plan and configure racks and rack-mountable devices. The eCO is available on the HP website: http://h30099.www3.hp.com/configurator...

  • Page 9: Provide Adequate And Redundant Sources Of Power

    One 2U M6412 disk enclosure, two power supply modules, two fan modules, and two battery modules. Rack mounting hardware kit ◦ Two 0.41 meter FC copper cables ◦ Two power cords ◦ Inspect for damage. If damage is present, contact your local HP representative. Provide adequate and redundant sources of power...

  • Page 10: Install Components

    3 Install components Overview Component installation includes: Rail kits Controller and disk enclosures Disk drives NOTE: If you have ordered the factory integrated product, skip this chapter and go to “Turn on power” (page 20). Rack installation best practices In addition to industry-standard recommendations, consider the following: Locate the heaviest items, such as uninterruptable power supplies (UPS) and additional disk enclosures near the bottom of the rack.

  • Page 11: Attach The Brackets For A Longer Chassis

    Figure 1 Typical EVA installed in rack (preferred layout) 1. Controller enclosure 2. Disk enclosures 3. PDU (at rear of enclosure) Attach the brackets for a longer chassis If you are installing a longer chassis into your cabinet, such as for the controller enclosure, you must remove the shipping retaining bracket and install the smaller brackets supplied in the accessory kit.

  • Page 12: Converting The Rails

    Figure 3 Attaching the brackets Repeat Step 1 Step 2 for the remaining rail. Converting the rails The rail kit supplied with the disk enclosure comes configured for square-hole racks. IMPORTANT: Do not remove the pins from the ends of the rails unless you are converting the rails for use in round-hole racks.

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    Consider the following when installing the rails: Installing the rails does not require any tools for assembly. HP recommends that you install all the rail kits before installing any other components. Ensure that the rails are level before installing any other components.

  • Page 14: Install The Enclosures

    Figure 6 Attaching the front rail Loosen the locking nut (1, Figure 7 (page 14)) on the shipping retaining bracket (2) and slide the bracket to the farthest position on the rear of the rail. This moves the bracket out of the way to allow you to install the chassis in the rails.

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    Figure 8 Removing bezels from enclosure Align the enclosure with the rails and slide it into the rack (Figure 9 (page 15)). Figure 9 Installing an enclosure (view from front of rack) Continue sliding the enclosure into the rack until the front edge is flush with the front of the rack (1, Figure 10 (page 16)).

  • Page 16: Installing The Hard Drives Into The Drive Bays

    Figure 12 (page 17)) in the enclosures for optimum HP P6000 Command View performance and data integrity. For example, if you have four enclosures, and eight drives, you should install four drives into bay 1 of each enclosure and four drives into bay 2 of each enclosure. Do not install all the drives into enclosure 1 and leave the other enclosures empty.

  • Page 17: Installing Sfps

    Figure 12 Disk drive numbering CAUTION: Install hard drives in the enclosures only after securing the enclosures in the rack: An enclosure populated with hard drives is too heavy to lift safely. Movement of an enclosure during installation might damage the internal storage media of installed hard drives.

  • Page 18: Connect Cables And Power Cords

    4 Connect cables and power cords Overview NOTE: If you have ordered the factory integrated product, skip this section and go to “Turn on power” (page 20). To connect cables and power cords: Read the cabling best practices. Attach Fibre Channel and/or LAN cables to controller, drives, and servers. Label all cables using the supplied cable labeling kit.

  • Page 19: Connecting Fibre Channel Cables To The Eva (front End)

    Depending on the cause and duration of the power outage, you can use this time to properly shut down your storage sub-system. For more information about power sources, see the HP 4400 Enterprise Virtual Array User Guide. Connecting the power cords...

  • Page 20: Turn On Power

    5 Turn on power Power on the devices After the EVA and its disk enclosures are installed and connected to the SAN, power up all of the devices in the SAN and verify that they are operating properly. Apply power to the power distribution unit (PDU) in the rack: If the controller enclosure was shipped with the power button in the ON position, the controller enclosure and connected disk enclosures will automatically power on.

  • Page 21: Verify The Operating Status Of The Disk Enclosures

    To verify that the disk enclosures and hard drives are operating properly, view the enclosure and hard drive LEDs and compare them with the patterns described in the documentation for these devices. If the LEDs indicate a fault, see the HP 4400 Enterprise Virtual Array User Guide. Verify the operating status of the disk enclosures...

  • Page 22: Verify The Operating Status Of The Fibre Channel Switches And Adapters

    For complete switch configuration and management instructions, see the HP Fabric OS 6.1.x administrator guide at: http://www.hp.com/support/manuals. Under Storage, click Disk Storage Systems and then click HP 4400 Enterprise Virtual Array under EVA Disk Arrays. To configure an embedded switch in an HSV300-S controller:...

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    NOTE: The embedded switch has an MDI-X port that supports straight-through or crossover Ethernet cables. Use a Cat 5e or greater cable. If needed, you can connect directly to the switch using the console port (2, Figure 16 (page 23)) and the provided console cable (manufacturing part number 259992–001). You may need a USB adapter for this cable if your laptop does not have a serial port.

  • Page 24: Verify The Operating Status Of The Servers

    Figure 17 Switch Management GUI Change the IP address and other settings of the switch as appropriate for your network. You may also rename the switch or perform other configuration activities at this time. Remove the Ethernet cable from the first switch and connect the cable to the Ethernet port (2, Figure 16 (page 23)) of the other embedded switch.

  • Page 25: Connecting To The Management Module

    Change the default operating mode (via the HP P6000 Control Panel) for a direct connect configuration. Access the HP P6000 Control Panel to view array state and status information and edit basic configuration settings. See the HP P6000 Control Panel user guide for more information.

  • Page 26: Connecting Through A Private Network

    The management module firmware reserves IP addresses for internal communications. If you are using HP Command View EVA 9.2 or earlier, the reserved IP addresses are 10.0.0.1 through 10.0.0.3. Later versions of the management module firmware will also use these addresses if the array has older controller firmware loaded.

  • Page 27: Accessing Hp P6000 Command View On The Management Module

    The management module firmware reserves IP addresses for internal communications. If you are using HP Command View EVA 9.2 or earlier, the reserved IP addresses are 10.0.0.1 through 10.0.0.3. Later versions of the management module firmware will also use these addresses if the array has older controller firmware loaded.

  • Page 28: Accessing The Hp P6000 Control Panel Through Hp P6000 Command View

    “Connecting through a private network” (page 26). Log into the HP P6000 Control Panel as an administrator. The default username is admin and the password field is blank. For security reasons, change the password after you log in. Select Administrator Options > Configure controller host ports.

  • Page 29: Configuring Servers Using Hp P6000 Smartstart

    Figure 20 Configure as management server option Configuring application servers for Windows using HP P6000 SmartStart Insert the HP P6000 SmartStart CD in the drive of an application server. This may be the same server as your management server. The HP P6000 SmartStart tool runs automatically.

  • Page 30: Using And Monitoring Your Storage

    HP, which will initiate a fast and accurate resolution, based on your product’s service level. Notifications may be sent to your authorized HP Channel Partner for on-site service, if configured and available in your country. The software is available in two variants: HP Insight Remote Support Standard: This software supports server and storage devices and is optimized for environments with 1-50 servers.

  • Page 31: Support And Other Resources

    Operating system type and revision level Detailed questions Subscription service HP recommends that you register your product at the Subscriber's Choice for Business website: http://www.hp.com/go/wwalerts After registering, you will receive e-mail notification of product enhancements, new driver versions, firmware updates, and other product resources.

  • Page 32: Related Information

    For documents referenced in this guide, see the Manuals page on the Business Support Center website: http://www.hp.com/support/manuals HP websites http://www.hp.com HP Storage: http://www.hp.com/go/storage HP Partner Locator: http://www.hp.com/service_locator HP Software Downloads: http://www.hp.com/support/downloads Hp Software Depot: http://www.software.hp.com HP Single Point of Connectivity Knowledge (SPOCK): http://www.hp.com/storage/spock HP SAN manuals: http://www.hp.com/go/sdgmanuals Support and other resources...

  • Page 33: Typographic Conventions

    TIP: Customer self repair HP customer self repair (CSR) programs allow you to repair your HP product. If a CSR part needs replacing, HP ships the part directly to you so that you can install it at your convenience. Some parts do not qualify for CSR.

  • Page 34: Rack Stability

    Rack stability Rack stability protects personnel and equipment. WARNING! To reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to equipment: Extend leveling jacks to the floor. Ensure that the full weight of the rack rests on the leveling jacks. Install stabilizing feet on the rack. In multiple-rack installations, fasten racks together securely.

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    Figure 23 Location of WWN and serial number for bundled products Location of WWN and serial number...

  • Page 36: A Eva4400 Cabling Diagrams

    A EVA4400 cabling diagrams This appendix contains cabling diagrams for common EVA4400 installation environments. If you plan to configure the EVA4400 with an iSCSI device, see the HP P6000 iSCSI Connectivity User Guide. See Related information for the location of this guide.

  • Page 37: Connecting Fibre Channel Cables To The Eva4400 (front End)

    Figure 25 Fibre Channel cabling for the EVA (rear view, mid-mounted controller) 1. This cable connects controller 1, device port 1B (top left—Cntrl 1, DP1B) to I/O module B, port 2 (bottom right—I/O B, P2). 2. This cable connects controller 2, device port 1A (top right—Cntrl 2, DP1A) to I/O module A, port 2 (bottom left—I/O A, P2).

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    Figure 26 Cabling the controller to front end component—Fibre Channel to switch detail view with server-based management 1. File server 2. Management server 3. Database server 4. Fiber channel switch 5. LED status indicators for cabling connections to disk enclosures. See Figure 24 (page 36) Figure 25 (page 37) for cabling connections.

  • Page 39: Connecting To The Hsv300-s Controller Enclosure

    Figure 28 Cabling the controller to front end components—Direct Fibre Channel to servers with server-based management 1. Management server 2. Database server 3. LED status indicators for cabling connections to disk enclosures. See Figure 24 (page 36) Figure 25 (page 37) for cabling connections.

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    Figure 30 HSV300-S controller enclosure in an embedded Fibre Channel switch configuration with server-based management 1. Management server 2. Database server 3. Indicates cabling connections to disk enclosures. See Figure 24 (page 36) Figure 25 (page 37) for cabling connections. Figure 31 HSV300-S controller enclosure in an embedded Fibre Channel switch configuration with array-based management 1.

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