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HP 16Gb SAN User Manual

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Brocade 16Gb SAN Switch for
HP BladeSystem c-Class
User Guide
HP Part Number: 5697-3043
Published: December 2013
Edition: 2


   Summary of Contents for HP 16Gb SAN

  • Page 1: User Guide

    Brocade 16Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class User Guide HP Part Number: 5697-3043 Published: December 2013 Edition: 2...

  • Page 2

    Warranty 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

    Internal ports summary......................6 16Gb SAN Switch redundancy....................7 16Gb SAN Switch licensing....................7 ISL trunking groups........................7 Supported optional software......................7 Additional software options in HP BladeSystem c-Class Power Pack+ models........8 Supported SFP transceiver options....................8 2 Setup......................11 Kit contents..........................11 Installation and safety considerations..................11 Installing multiple switches....................11 Electrical considerations......................11...

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    Boot..........................24 Interpreting POST results.....................24 Firmware update........................25 About the reset button......................25 Rebooting the switch......................25 Replacing a faulty 16Gb SAN Switch..................25 4 Support and other resources..............27 Intended audience........................27 SAN Switch related documentation...................27 HP BladeSystem c-Class related documentation................27 Before you contact HP Technical Support...................27 HP contact information......................27...

  • Page 5: Overview

    1 Overview The Brocade 16Gb SAN Switch is an FC switch that supports link speeds of up to 16 Gbps. The 16Gb SAN Switch can operate in a fabric containing multiple switches or it can operate as the only switch in a fabric.

  • Page 6: Port Side Of The 16gb San Switch

    5. Reset button Port side of the 16Gb SAN Switch Figure 2 (page 6) identifies the 16Gb SAN Switch external ports (ports 17 through 20, and ports 21 through 0). Figure 2 External ports 1. Trunk Group A (ports 17 through 24) 2.

  • Page 7: 16gb San Switch Redundancy

    HP Fabric OS Administrator Guide to learn how to add a license. ISL trunking groups If your 16Gb SAN Switch is licensed for ISL trunking, use the trunking groups available on the switch. The FC ports are numbered from left to right, and are part of the same ISL trunking group. The...

  • Page 8: Additional Software Options In Hp Bladesystem C-class Power Pack+ Models

    ISL Trunking Fabric Watch Advanced Performance Monitoring Extended Fabrics For information on any of these options, see the latest version of the HP Fabric OS Administrator Guide. NOTE: Adaptive Networking and Server Application Optimization options are included by default in all Fabric OS releases for this switch and do not require a separate license.

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    Table 2 Supported SFPs (continued) Option Part number Long Wave: HP 8Gb Long Wave B-series 10 km FC SFP+ AJ717A 1 Pack Extended Long Wave: HP 8Gb Long Wave B-series 25 km AW538A FC SFP+ 1Pack Table 3 Optical cables...

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    Table 5 Optic, speed, cable, and distance data transmission ranges Multimode media Transceiver Form 62.5 µm 50 µm (OM2) 50 µm 50 µm (OM4) Single mode type factor Speed (OM1) (OM3) media 9 µm SFP+ 2 Gbps 150 m (492 300 m (984 500 m (1,640 ft)

  • Page 11: Setup

    HP End User License Agreement letter Installation and safety considerations The 16Gb SAN Switch installs in the I/O bays in the rear of the HP BladeSystem c-Class enclosure. See the appropriate BladeSystem Enclosure Setup and Installation Guide for specific enclosure requirements.

  • Page 12: Installing The 16gb San Switch

    Installing the 16Gb SAN Switch For help identifying your specific enclosure setup and available connections, see the HP BladeSystem c-Class Enclosure Setup and Installation Guide, provided with your enclosure, or the HP website Install the Brocade 16Gb SAN Switch into the enclosure: Locate the appropriate interconnect bay in the rear of the enclosure.

  • Page 13: Oa Power Verification

    Figure 4 Installing the Brocade 16Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class into an interconnect bay Press the installation handle into the latch to lock the Switch in place. CAUTION: For proper cooling and EMI emissions control, all panels and doors should be in place and securely fastened while the switch is in operation.

  • Page 14: Checking Leds

    Administrator User Guide) to connect to the switch bay and log in to the switch. Apply a static IP address to the switch using the ipaddrset command. For detailed procedures, see the Brocade 16Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class User Guide on the Brocade 16Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class product website: http://

  • Page 15: Firmware Update

    HP BladeSystem c-Class product web page: Items required for configuration To configure and connect the 16Gb SAN Switch for use in network and fabric, the following items are required: 16Gb SAN Switch installed in the enclosure IP address and corresponding subnet mask and gateway address recorded during the “Setting...

  • Page 16: Setting The Date And Time

    Setting the date and time The date and time are used for logging events. The operation of the 16Gb SAN Switch does not depend on the date and time; a switch with an incorrect date and time value functions properly.

  • Page 17: Modifying The Fc Domain Id (optional)

    Modifying the FC domain ID (optional) You can modify the FC domain ID. The default FC domain ID is domain 1. If the 16Gb SAN Switch is not powered on until after it is connected to the fabric, and the default FC domain ID is already in use, the domain ID for the new switch is automatically reset to a unique value.

  • Page 18: Disabling And Enabling A Port

    Page IMPORTANT: For the Brocade 16Gb SAN Switch, DPOD works only if the server blade is installed with an HBA present. A server blade that does not have a functioning HBA is not treated as an active link for the purpose of initial POD port assignment.

  • Page 19: Backing Up The Configuration

    To back up the switch configuration to an FTP server, enter configupload and follow the prompts. The configupload command copies the switch configuration to the server, making it available for downloading to a replacement switch, if necessary. Configuring the 16Gb SAN Switch...

  • Page 20: Managing The 16gb San Switch

    3 Managing the 16Gb SAN Switch Management features The management tools built into the 16Gb SAN Switch (listed in Table 6 (page 20)) can be used to monitor fabric topology, port status, physical status, and other information used for performance analysis and system debugging.

  • Page 21: Installing Dust Covers In Empty Ports

    Installing dust covers in empty ports The dust covers included in the 16Gb SAN Switch shipping carton (see Figure 1 (page 6)) must be inserted in ports where SFPs are not installed. Installing dust covers ensures proper air flow and helps reduce dust contamination.

  • Page 22: Powering On And Off

    Administrator Guide, or enter help followed by the name of the diagnostic test. Powering on and off The 16Gb SAN Switch power is provided by the enclosure. The 16Gb SAN Switch runs POST by default each time power to the enclosure is turned on. The POST process can last up to three minutes.

  • Page 23: Port Link Status Led Patterns

    Table 8 Module Status LED patterns during normal operation (continued) LED name LED color Status of hardware Recommended action Flashing green (on 1 One or both of the following Check environmental second, off 1 second) are true: conditions, error log, Port Status LEDs, transceivers, One or more cables, and loopback plugs.

  • Page 24: Post And Boot Specifications

    During POST, the LEDs flash different colors. Any errors that occur during POST are listed in the error log. The 16Gb SAN Switch performs POST when it is turned on or rebooted. Total boot time with POST is approximately three minutes.

  • Page 25: Firmware Update

    Fabric OS firmware, configuration files, and MIB files that support this switch from the following HP website: To obtain the latest firmware for the Brocade 16Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class switch: NOTE: Web retrieval procedures may be subject to change.

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    17. Verify that the switch is joined to the fabric and all connected devices are logged in to the switch by entering: switchshow 18. Save the configuration file. IMPORTANT: HP recommends upgrading all switches in the enclosure to the latest available firmware. Check for updates. Managing the 16Gb SAN Switch...

  • Page 27: Support And Other Resources

    4 Support and other resources This guide provides information about setting up and configuring the Brocade 16Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class. Throughout this guide the short product name, 16Gb SAN Switch is used. The following publications contain related information:...

  • Page 28: Document Conventions And Symbols

    In other locations, see the Contact HP worldwide (in English) web page: In the United States, for contact options see the Contact HP United States web page: Call 1-800-HP-INVENT (1-800-474-6836). This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Page 29: Other Hp Websites

    After subscribing, locate your products by selecting Business support and then Storage under Product Category. Other HP websites For additional information, see the following HP websites: Documentation feedback HP welcomes your feedback.

  • Page 30: A Regulatory Information

    A Regulatory information This appendix contains regulatory notices for the HP B-series 16Gb FC Switches. For important safety, environmental, and regulatory information, see Safety and Compliance Information for Server, Storage, Power, Networking, and Rack Products, available at http:// Turkey RoHS material content declaration Türkiye Cumhuriyeti: EEE Yönetmeliğine Uygundur...

  • Page 31: B Electrostatic Discharge And Grounding Recommendations

    Use conductive field service tools. Use a portable field service kit with a folding static-dissipating work mat. If you do not have any of the suggested equipment for proper grounding, have an HP authorized reseller install the part. NOTE: For more information on static electricity, or for assistance with product installation, contact your HP authorized reseller.

  • Page 32: C San Switch Technical Specifications

    C SAN Switch technical specifications General specifications Table 1 1 (page 32) lists general specifications for the 16Gb SAN Switch. Table 1 1 General specifications Specification Description Configurable port types F_Port, FL_Port, and E_Port Media types SFP. Support for speeds of 4/8/16Gb with short wave SFPs up to 500m (1,640 ft.) and support for speeds of 4/8/16Gb...

  • Page 33: Weight And Physical Dimensions

    SFP will automatically be disabled by switch firmware, leaving the port non-operational. See Supported SFP transceiver options (page 8) for a list of supported SFPs. For a complete list of supported devices, see the latest version of the HP SAN Design Reference Guide at the HP website: Supported HBAs...

  • Page 34: Glossary

    Glossary This glossary defines terms used in this guide or related to this product. It is not a comprehensive glossary of computer terms. AL_PA Arbitrated loop physical address. A unique 8-bit value assigned during loop initialization to a port in an arbitrated loop. See also non-participating mode.

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    Unique identifier used in routing frames for all switches in a fabric. Usually assigned by the principal switch, but can be assigned manually. The domain ID for an HP switch can be any integer between 1 and 239. The default domain ID is usually 1.

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    Continuous transmission of an ordered set over an FC link when no data is being transmitted, to keep the link active and maintain bit, byte, and word synchronization. integrated fabric The fabric created by connecting multiple HP switches with multiple ISL cables, and configuring the switches to handle traffic as a seamless group. ISL trunking The distribution of traffic over the combined bandwidth of multiple ISLs.

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    A mode in which an L_Port in a loop has a valid AL_PA and can arbitrate, send frames, and retransmit received transmissions. path selection The selection of a transmission path through the fabric. HP switches use the FSPF protocol for transmission path selection. phantom address An AL_PA value assigned to a device that is not physically in the loop.

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    Port_Name The unique identifier assigned to an FC port. It is communicated during login and port discovery. POST Power-on self-test. A series of diagnostic tests run by a switch after it is powered on. primary FCS switch Primary Fabric Configuration Server switch. The switch that actively manages the configuration and security parameters for all switches in the fabric.

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    short-wavelength. A type of fiber optic cabling that is based on 850 mm lasers and supports link speeds up to 2 Gbps. May also refer to the type of transceiver. tenancy The time span that begins when a port wins arbitration in a loop and ends when the same port returns to the monitoring state.

  • Page 40: Index

    SNMP applications, specifications HBAs, supported, environmental requirements, help general, obtaining, physical, Subscriber's choice, HP, storage website, supported HBAs, Subscriber's choice website, supported SFP options, technical support, supported SFPs, symbols in text, IP address, 12, technical support trunking groups,...

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    5, 6, 15, 21, Turkey RoHS material content declaration, Ukraine RoHS material content declaration, warranty information HP Enterprise servers, HP Networking products, HP ProLiant and X86 Servers and Options, HP Storage products, web tools, websites HP documentation, HP storage,...

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