HP flexfabric 5900cp Solutions Configuration Manual

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HP FlexFabric 5900CP Solutions
Abstract
This document describes HP FlexFabric 5900CP switch usage in converged Ethernet and storage network configurations. It
provides information about switch features and storage configurations, including the device support.
HP Part Number: 5697-3065
Published: March 2014
Edition: 1

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  • Page 1: Configuration Guide

    HP FlexFabric 5900CP Solutions Configuration Guide Abstract This document describes HP FlexFabric 5900CP switch usage in converged Ethernet and storage network configurations. It provides information about switch features and storage configurations, including the device support. HP Part Number: 5697-3065 Published: March 2014...

  • Page 2

    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...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    4 IRF usage with storage................14 5 c-Class BladeSystem interconnects...............17 6 HP FlexFabric 5900CP Storage Network Support.........18 HP FlexFabric 5900CP Operating System Support with Storage............18 HP FlexFabric 5900CP CNA/HBA Support................18 HP FlexFabric NPV Switch Support....................19 HP FlexFabric HP Storage System Support..................19 7 Software and Firmware update process (Non-ISSU and ISSU)......20...

  • Page 4: Hp Flexfabric 5900cp Switch Overview

    1 HP FlexFabric 5900CP switch overview The HP FlexFabric 5900CP switch is a ToR (Top of Rack) converged L2/L3 switch with 48 converged ports and four 40GbE QSFP ports. This switch provides seamless integration of 10GbE networks into existing server-edge environments, such as FCoE DCB and Fibre Channel. It is a full featured switch and a software license is not required.

  • Page 5: Hp Flexfabric 5900cp Network Architectures

    A native Fibre Channel fabric switch for storage data In a converged environment, the HP FlexFabric 5900CP switch is configured as a ToR switch connecting to a LAN and a SAN. LAN connectivity is made through any of the 48 converged ports configured as 10GbE ports or the 40GbE ports for a total of up to 64 10GbE ports.

  • Page 6: Port Types And Switch Modes

    HP FlexFabric 5900CP VE_Port to the VE_Port on another HP FlexFabric 5900CP FCF switch. If the primary mode of the HP FlexFabric 5900CP switch is set to FCF, the converged ports can be set to F_Port or E_Port, but cannot be set to NP_Port. For FCoE, the ports can be set to VF_Port or VE_Port, but cannot be set to VNP_Port.

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    HP FlexFabric 5900CP VNP_Port to a VF_Port on an FCF (NPIV) switch. If the primary mode of the HP FlexFabric 5900CP switch is set to NPV, the converged ports can be set to F_Port or NP_Port, but cannot be set to E_Port. For FCoE, the ports can be set to VF_Port or VNP_Port, but cannot be set to VE_Port.

  • Page 8: Storage Use-cases

    All use-cases show a single layer or single tier of HP FlexFabric 5900CP switches, also referred as East-West fabric topology, with variations for use-case 2 and use-case 3. Use-case 2 shows dual-hop on the server side and use-case 3 shows additional fabric connectivity on the storage side to other HP Fibre Channel/FCoE switch series fabrics via 5900CP NPV gateway mode.

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    Cisco Nexus Blade/VC/FC 55xx FCoE Switch Storage Fabric Applies to all Use-Cases above Rack/CNA/HBA Native FCoE, FCF, NPV Blade/VC/FC Configurations Figure 4 HP FlexFabric 5900CP FCF Use-Case 1A FCoE Storage VN_Port VN_Port Expand switches IRF* VF_Port VF_Port horizontally as required...

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    Figure 5 HP FlexFabric 5900CP FCF Use-Case 1B FC Storage N_Port N_Port Expand switches F_Port F_Port IRF* horizontally as required 5900CP FCF FCoE/FC Converged Ethernet/FCoE Native FC Native Ethernet IRF* between 5900CP’s (optional) Server/CNA Server/HBA 5900CP1b Figure 6 HP FlexFabric 5900CP FCF Use-Case 2A...

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    Virtual Connect FlexFabric 10Gb/24–Port (8Gb FC, - 1 0GbE FCoE/VC) Virtual Connect 8Gb 24-Port Fibre Channel Module for c-Class BladeSystem (Brocade) Blade Switch: HP 6125XLG, Ethernet/FCoE (6125XLG in NPV mode) Blade Switch: HP 8/24c SAN Switch (Brocade) Blade Switch: MDS 8Gb 24-port Switch (Cisco)

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    Figure 8 HP FlexFabric 5900CP NPV Use-Case 3A FC Storage N_Port N_Port Fabric-A, Fabric-B Fabric-A HP 5900CP, HP Brocade, Cisco, or QLogic FC Switches Fabric-B F_Port Expand F_Port switches NP_Port IRF* NP_Port horizontally as required 5900CP NPV FCoE/FC Converged Ethernet/FCoE...

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    Virtual Connect FlexFabric 10Gb/24–Port (8Gb FC, - 1 0GbE FCoE/VC) Virtual Connect 8Gb 24-Port Fibre Channel Module for c-Class BladeSystem (Brocade) Blade Switch: HP 6125XLG, Ethernet/FCoE (6125XLG in NPV mode) Blade Switch: HP 8/24c SAN Switch (Brocade) Blade Switch: MDS 8Gb 24-port Switch (Cisco)

  • Page 14: Irf Usage With Storage

    The HP FlexFabric 5900CP switch supports IRF for use with Ethernet and storage networks. For Ethernet networks, you can configure up to nine HP FlexFabric 5900CP switches in a single IRF domain. For storage networks, including FCoE, you can configure up to two switches per fabric in an IRF domain.

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    Fabric-AB “Virtual Switch” VSAN1 VSAN2 5900CP5A Dual-redundant fabric SAN with 4-switch IRF for Ethernet—Implemented with two HP FlexFabric 5900CP switches in each fabric configured in two IRF domains for high availability and NSPOF. See Figure 13 (page 16). Provides physically separate redundant fabrics with failover capabilities for high availability...

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    Figure 13 Dual-redundant storage fabric configuration, 4-Switch IRF for Ethernet-only FCoE Storage Fabric-A Fabric-B “Virtual Switch” “Virtual Switch” VSAN1 VSAN2 VSAN3 VSAN4 5900CP7A IRF usage with storage...

  • Page 17: C-class Bladesystem Interconnects

    5900CP switch mode to FCF or NPV. For the HP 8/24c SAN Switch (Brocade) or MDS 8Gb 24-port Switch (Cisco), set the SAN Switch or MDS mode to NPV to connect to the HP FlexFabric 5900CP switch in FCF mode using NPIV. Table 3 (page 17) describes BladeSystem interconnect support for the HP FlexFabric 5900CP switch.

  • Page 18: Hp Flexfabric 5900cp Storage Network Support

    6 HP FlexFabric 5900CP Storage Network Support The following section describes the operating system and the hardware support for the HP FlexFabric 5900CP switch when used in a storage network configuration. For more information about current HP FlexFabric 5900CP storage support, see the HP SPOCK website at http://www.hp.com/...

  • Page 19: Hp Flexfabric Npv Switch Support

    HP FlexFabric NPV Switch Support Converged Network Switches Connectivity to the following FCoE switches via HP FlexFabric 5900CP NPV mode is supported: Cisco Nexus 5548UP/5596UP FCoE Converged Network Switch Cisco Nexus 5010/5020 FCoE Converged Network Switch NOTE: Note: Merged fabric interoperability (VE_Port) is not supported between HP FlexFabric 5900CP switch and other FCoE switches.

  • Page 20: Software And Firmware Update Process (non-issu And Issu)

    A reboot command reboots all switches simultaneously when configured for IRF. Firmware Update Process – ISSU To update the firmware using ISSU procedure, follow the steps in the HP 5920 & 5900 Switch Series Fundamentals Configuration Guide. Software and Firmware update process (Non-ISSU and ISSU)

  • Page 21: Management Software

    8 Management Software The primary management interface for the HP FlexFabric 5900CP switch is through the Command Line Interface (CLI). To access the CLI, see “Using the CLI” (page 21). All the management commands necessary for HP FlexFabric 5900CP switch are available through the CLI. Management support for HP FlexFabric 5900CP switch is also provided with HP IMC (Intelligent Management Center) software.

  • Page 22: Imc Management Software

    Configure scheme authentication for VTY login users. The default authentication scheme is password authentication. Assign a user role to VTY login users. The default role assigned is network-operator. IMC Management software IMC management software provides following features: Level 1–Discovery: Basic standalone IMC support (event logs), no license required Level 2/3–Access device, read/update configurations: Virtual Application Network (VAN) Fabric Management (VFM), license required Optional plug-in module (FCoE add-on license)

  • Page 23: A Hp Flexfabric 5900cp System Architecture Considerations

    A HP FlexFabric 5900CP system architecture considerations Parameter name/type Parameter value Remarks Fabric logins per FCF E-port utilizes one Login, reduce the number by one for each e-port connected switch. FSPF for hop by hop routing, static route support, up to 255 routes.

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    10GbE LR SFP+ PFC working distance 10 km - OM3 Sufficient buffering to tolerate FCoE PFC queuing for up to 10 km. HP X130 SFP+ LC LR Transceiver JD094B providing 10-Gigabit connectivity up to 10 km on single-mode fiber.

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    Parameter name/type Parameter value Remarks Upper limit of concurrent logins using access-limit max-user-number 16 By default, the number of concurrent the same user name recommended logins is not limited for the local user. This command takes effect only when local accounting is configured for the local user.

  • Page 26: B Support Information

    B Support information The HP FlexFabric 5900CP switch provides various display capabilities. You can use the displays to identify issues by viewing configurations, port status summaries, and more in-depth information about each port. By default, the switch updates a logfile once a day. You can generate a g-zipped tar file using the display diagnostic CLI command and export this file for review.

  • Page 27

    10483710 Mar 14 2014 15:36:30 logfile.log 524288 KB total (330800 KB free) The flash:/startup.cfg or your [HP]display logfile summary Log file: Enabled Log file size quota: 10 MB Log file directory: flash:/logfile Writing frequency: 24 hour 0 min 0 sec...

  • Page 28: C Hp Flexfabric 5900cp Switch Configuration File

    C HP FlexFabric 5900CP switch configuration file This appendix shows some sections from the HP FlexFabric 5900CP switch configuration file. Use this as a guide for creating the configuration file for your specific implementation. LLDP must be enabled for FCoE functionality...

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    zoneset activate name 5900CP_vsan100 vlan 1 vlan 1001 description ToLAN The vsan defined is being tied to the vlan vlan 4001 description ToSAN-A fcoe enable vsan 100 ##################################################### ############################### Definition of the FCoE queue qos map-table dot1p-lp import 0 export 0 import 1 export 0 import 2 export 0 import 3 export 1...

  • Page 30

    # execute set authentication password simple <your_password> and it will put it in the config file similar to below. set authentication password hash $h$6$/YSmSK0b+l+RSYbX$OaP0ytCZcE8rWgKEx6nQw0rLML 3Mf0+O0g7UZAeh95kEejMhv6RecR4nT06+9LTYESUU ezfhzMchHYC8h4ACcA== idle-timeout 0 0 HP FlexFabric 5900CP switch configuration file...

  • Page 31

    LLDP management address - used for VC connectivity Each management interface must be in its own subnet interface Vlan-interface1 ip address 10.10.10.1 255.255.255.0 domain system domain default enable system user-group system local-user admin class manage execute password simple <your password> and it will put it in the config file similar to below.

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    Standard FC inteface - to change the ethernet port to FC use the port-type fc command interface Fc1/0/1 1 port access vsan 100 qos trust dot1p ############################################ Setup a Vfc to enable FCoE device login interface Vfc1 HP FlexFabric 5900CP switch configuration file...

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    port trunk vsan 100 bind interface Ten-GigabitEthernet1/0/1 ############################################ ####################################################### MAC binding when devices coming from a FIP snooping or standard DCB device interface Vfc200 port trunk vsan 100 bind interface Bridge-Aggregation1 mac 6c3b-e5af-ad09 ####################################################### ############################################# Setup a Vfc to uplink from NPV switch to FCF or NPV switch interface vfc1000 fc mode np port trunk vsan 100...

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    1001 link-aggregation mode dynamic interface Ten-GigabitEthernet 1/0/1 port link-mode bridge port link-type trunk port trunk permit vlan 1 1001 4001 port trunk pvid vlan 1001 priority-flow-control auto priority-flow-control no-drop dot1p 3 HP FlexFabric 5900CP switch configuration file...

  • Page 35

    lldp tlv-enable dot1-tlv dcbx qos trust dot1p qos wrr be group 1 byte-count 15 qos wrr af1 group 1 byte-count 15 qos wrr af2 group sp qos wrr af3 group sp qos wrr af4 group sp qos wrr ef group sp qos wrr cs6 group sp qos wrr cs7 group sp qos apply policy DCBX outbound...

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