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Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System
Administration Guide
Version 5.0.1.1a
March 11, 2015
Cisco Systems, Inc.
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    Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration Guide Version 5.0.1.1a March 11, 2015 Cisco Systems, Inc. www.cisco.com Cisco has more than 200 offices worldwide. Addresses, phone numbers, and fax numbers are listed on the Cisco website at www.cisco.com/go/offices. Text Part Number:...

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  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Administration Guide Installation Guide SSR Configuration C H A P T E R Network Settings Heartbeat bondHB Creating a New Bond Default Gateway DNS Nameservers Static Routes Edit Bond Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a...

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    View LUN Performance Data 4-10 Initiator Groups 4-10 Create an Initiator Group 4-11 Add an Initiator to an Initiator Group 4-11 Map a LUN to an Initiator Group 4-11 Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a...

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    C H A P T E R Create a New User Account Assign or Unassign User Role Delete User Account Edit User Account Create or Modify a Role Delete a Role Change Password Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a...

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    Contents Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a...

  • Page 7: Preface

    Preface This guide includes information about the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) Invicta Scaling System for both performance and data reduction silicon storage systems. Information applies to both types of systems unless otherwise noted. Unique content is identified within the text.

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    Use the statement number provided at the end of each warning to locate its translation in the translated safety warnings that accompanied this device. Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a...

  • Page 9: Chapter 1 Overview

    Before you configure the network connections, ensure that you do the following: • Verify that the hardware cabling and installation is correct and complete. Verify that a Web browser for accessing the Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Management GUI is • available.

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    Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System supports up to 6 SSNs. Table 1-2 provides a list of the Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System GUI menu with an overview of each menu window and the task that can be performed from them. Table 1-2...

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    Available and Permission-based. Allowed Portal Columns Error Correction Provides an option to reconstruct or to Turn on or off rebuild the data block content using parity. Permission-based. Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a...

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    System Update is used by the • Administrator for starting a Service Pack (WSP) update package application process, when available. Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a...

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    Shutdown and Reboot commands are • verified to prevent any unintentional action. Permission-based. Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a...

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    Add individual • an Initiator Group. Initiator Groups Permission-based. View available • LUNs Map or Unmap • LUNs to or from an Initiator Group • Delete an Initiator Group Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a...

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    Requires that each user must have a user Create a New • account and must be assigned one or User Account more roles. Assign User • Permission-based. Roles Edit or Delete a • User Account Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a...

  • Page 16: Licensed Features

    Cisco sales representative or write to tac@cisco.com. Licensed features are delivered over the Internet for clients with Autosupport during Call Home messaging or through a Cisco Service Pack licensing download for those clients who are not connected to Autosupport over the Internet.

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    Perform login using the new user account ID. Step 6 The Cisco Installation team will have configured the Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System. The Network Configuration settings have been entered on the Support Settings window. These settings include the following: Host Name •...

  • Page 18: Document Roadmap

    Chapter 1 Overview Document Roadmap The remaining sections of this document provide information on each Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System menu item and the tasks associated with them (see Table 1-2 on page 1-2). Figure 1-1 Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Device Rear Panel Features...

  • Page 19: Chapter 2 Home

    Choose Internet Options from the IE Tools menu, and then click the Security tab. Step 1 Choose the Internet zone. Step 2 Click Custom Level. Step 3 Step 4 Scroll to Scripting >Active Scripting and choose Enable. Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a...

  • Page 20: Overview Tab

    Step 6 Overview Tab The Overview tab is a graphical representation of the SSRs, SSNs, in the Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System. It shows how the devices are physically connected and uses color coding to reflect health status. It displays: •...

  • Page 21: Node Status

    Figure 2-2 Drive Status Legend Node Status This area conveys whether or not the Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System has Data Reduction. Drive Wear Monitor This speedometer provides a pictorial view of the drive’s wear status. Drives should be replaced when the wear arrow is in the yellow area (0-20).

  • Page 22: Removing A Drive

    Enable/Disable Blink On • Assign drive to a RAID set • For drives pulled from the drive slot or failed using the ‘Fail’ menu, please contact Cisco technical Caution support before reassigning the drive Physically remove drive from the system, if necessary.

  • Page 23: Detail Tab

    To view details of a particular time frame by clicking your mouse and drag it over a lower time-line interval, for example, 17:25 to 17:50. Detail Tab The Detail tab provides the ability to monitor all of the devices in your Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System. Administration Guide The Administration Guide is accessible from the Home menu item that links to a PDF of this document.

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    Chapter 2 Home Main Dashboard Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a OL-31372-01...

  • Page 25: Ssr Configuration

    The Network Settings menu window displays the Ethernet Bond Status table. This is a sortable list of all bonds currently available on this Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System. It also displays a sortable list of Fibre Channel interfaces. Right clicking an interface presents menu options, for example, enable/disable, and so on.

  • Page 26: Heartbeat Bondhb

    Note Upon uninstall of the v5.0.1.3 WSP, the bondHB will be visible in the GUI on both SSRs. Do not edit or delete the bondhb from any of the SSRs. Please contact Cisco Technical Support. Creating a New Bond To create a new bond, do the following: Choose SSR Configuration >...

  • Page 27: Default Gateway

    The default gateway is the device that connects the local network to another network. To update the default gateway, do the following: Choose SSR Configuration > Network Settings. Step 1 Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a...

  • Page 28: Dns Nameservers

    To create a new static route for an active bond, do the following: Choose SSR Configuration > Network Settings. Step 1 The Network Setting window appears. Step 2 Click Static Routes > Add Static Route. Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a...

  • Page 29: Edit Bond

    Click Save Bond to save edits or click Cancel to return to the Network Settings window. Delete Bond To delete a Bond, do the following: Caution The option to delete bond0 has been prevented as that could potentially sever the Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System connection. Step 1 Choose SSR Configuration > Network Settings.

  • Page 30: Enable/disable Bond

    A virtual interface can be created from an existing Network Interface Configuration (NIC) Bond from the right-click menu: Choose SSR Configuration > Network Settings. Step 1 The Network Settings window appears. Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a...

  • Page 31: Create A Vlan

    For most implementations, the MTU is <1500>; however, use <9000> if Jumbo Frames are required for Note assignment to this bond. Onboot - Yes/No. Informs the OS if this bond is to come online during the boot process. • Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a...

  • Page 32: Configure Devices

    Mouse over graph to see specific point-in-time information. Step 4 MPIO Settings Displays the ID, host names and IQNs for each SSR. To view the Host Name or IQN, choose SSR Configuration > MPIO Settings. Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a...

  • Page 33: Volume Group And Node Settings

    Note The Volume Group/Node Settings right-click menu provides an option to create a LUN and to delete a Volume Group. In addition, Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System SSNs with Data Reduction also displays the physical space and storage trend. Physical Space (Data Reduction)

  • Page 34: Physical Space Alerts

    Once per hour iSCSI Settings The iSCSI Screen Lists the IP addresses by which an Initiator (a host) is allowed to access the Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System SSR.The two columns represented in the window are: Allowed Portal: Lists IP addresses to which a host is allowed to connect.

  • Page 35: Error Correction

    To access the Error Correction switch, choose SSR Configuration > Error Correction. Support Settings The Cisco Installation Team will have configured Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System so that there is SRR communication and SSR-to-SSN communication. The SSRs are connected to the network and are now controlling the network data sent to the SSNs.

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    Time Zone Choose a location (and its associated time zone) from the drop-down list. Table 3-5 displays the button functionality that is available on the Support Settings page. Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a 3-12...

  • Page 37: System Update

    Cisco, which may have been saved locally. Uploading this file loads the system update onto the Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System. After the file has been authenticated by the system, the Administrator is prompted through the remaining update process.

  • Page 38: Uninstall Update

    This button is only visible if a user is permissioned to uninstall an update. Shutdown Click Shutdown to shutdown the Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System. A dialog box appears to verify the Shutdown command to avoid any unintentional action. Reboot Click Reboot to reboot the Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System.

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    Resolved Removes selected alerts from the active list. However, should the same alerts recur during subsequent System checks, they will repeatedly appear in the active list until the issues causing these alerts are resolved. Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a 3-15...

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    Chapter 3 SSR Configuration Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a 3-16...

  • Page 41: Lun Configuration

    Choose LUN Configuration > LUNs. Step 1 The LUNs window appears. Click Create LUN. Step 2 The Create New LUN dialog box appears. Step 3 Complete the Create New LUN fields: Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a...

  • Page 42: Increase Lun Size

    Note Note the following Snapshot characteristics: LUN Snapshots are differentiated in the LUN list when the LUN’sCisco UCS Invicta Scaling • System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1aCisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1aCisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a “Origin”...

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    If the Snapshot becomes degraded for any reason (i.e., it is consistently displayed in red on the LUN • list), call the Cisco Technical Support for assistance as it is not possible to delete this Snapshot from the user interface.

  • Page 44: Schedule Snapshot

    Creation of a Snapshot or the scheduling of a Snapshot is not permitted on a mirrored LUN. Note Snapshots for a LUN on a striped Volume Group (VG) is not supported. Note Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a...

  • Page 45: Merge Snapshot

    An exception to this process occurs when the oldest Snapshot is mapped to a host or is in use. The Snapshot will not be automatically deleted and the Snapshot creation will fail. A “Failed Snapshot Creation” alert is triggered. Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a...

  • Page 46: Check Performance

    To view weekly performance, click the calendar icon in the top-right-hand corner of the performance • graph. To view details of a particular time frame, click your mouse and drag it over a lower time-line • interval, e.g., 17:25 to 17:50. Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a...

  • Page 47: Delete Lun

    LUN with a Snapshot schedule (but without any snapshots) configured from either SSR cannot be • used as a LUN mirror Source. Simultaneous mirror operations are not supported on the Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System. You • must wait for the operation on one LUN to complete before performing another.

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    Enter a valid value to increase the LUN size. Step 4 The value of the size to increase must be equal to or smaller than the Volume Group with the lowest available space. Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a...

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    Click Break Mirror or click Cancel and return to the LUNs list. Step 4 If the destination LUN is deleted the original LUN remains available as a standalone. • Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a...

  • Page 50: View Lun Performance Data

    Initiators assigned to them and a tree structure can be expanded or collapsed on click. A LUN may be mapped to multiple Initiator Groups while an Initiator cannot be listed as a member of Note more than one Initiator Group. Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a 4-10...

  • Page 51: Create An Initiator Group

    Drag-and-drop a LUN from the Available LUNs list to the Initiator Group’s LUN list above it. • Right click a LUN and Choose the Map/Unmap LUN option. • The Map LUN to Initiator Group Dialog Box appears. Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a 4-11...

  • Page 52: Unmap Lun From Initiator

    Click an Initiator Group to highlight it and right click. The right-click menu appears. Step 3 Choose Map/Unmap LUNs. The Initiator LUN window appears. Do one of the following: Step 4 Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a 4-12...

  • Page 53: Delete Initiator Group

    The right-click menu appears. Choose Delete Group. Step 3 A delete verification dialog box appears. Click Delete Group or click Cancel to return to the Initiators list. Step 4 Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a 4-13...

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    Chapter 4 LUN Configuration Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a 4-14...

  • Page 55: Chapter 5 Asynchronous Replication

    • The Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System uses the standard remote shell facility, ssh, to send the public key. Use "Public Key" to display this key. The key must be copied and pasted into the authorized_keys list. See section - Communicating with the Partner Host Use "Windows Installer"...

  • Page 56: Communicating With A Partner Host

    Communicating with a Partner Host To perform replication successfully, there must be a way for communicating between the local LUN and the remote replication site to establish that the client (local Cisco Array) is allowed to invoke commands on the server (remote replication site).

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    Partner Host: 192.168,200.103 • This pairing Note Remote IDF Directory: • type is not c:\dk_temp\dk_win_143 designed for Target Type: Windows • large size or Replication Target Device: • c:\dk_win_luns\dk.txt Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a...

  • Page 58: Cisco To Cisco

    Linux-Raw), the mounting the Destination LUN any initiator for the purposes of viewing the data is not supported. The ability to mount the Destination LUN is supported only when a Cisco-partner type is used and the Destination entity resides on a Cisco UCS Invicta Appliance or Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System.

  • Page 59: Cisco To Linux-raw

    Enter vi authorized_keys. Step 4 Paste the Cisco Public Key copied in Step 2 into the authorized_keys list and click Enter. Step 5 See the following sample procedure to configure a Linux Host to be used as a Linux ‘Open Target’...

  • Page 60: Cisco To Windows

    To install the Windows software package and to configure for the Async Replication to run, do the following: Login to the Windows 2008 R2 Server machine as Administrator and open a browser to go to Cisco page. Step 1 Choose Async Replication > Pairings.

  • Page 61: Create A Pairing

    Open a Terminal window and navigate to the /home/Administrator/.ssh directory. Step 6 Enter vi authorized_keys. Step 7 Paste the Cisco Public Key copied in Step 2 into the authorized_keys list and click Enter. Step 8 Close session on remote replication site. Step 9...

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    It is important that this directory is non-volatile for rebooting. Target Type Choose from the drop-down list. The target platform to which the replication is sent. Defaults to Cisco • and is intended for use exclusively with Cisco storage arrays.

  • Page 63: Delete Async Replication Pairing

    Mouse over an Async Replication pairing to highlight it and right click. Step 2 The right-click menu appears. Choose Update. Step 3 The Update Partner Host dialog box appears. Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a...

  • Page 64: Async Replication Scheduling

    Enter the replication start time (24-hour clock) or use the Hour and Minute slide bar to choose a time. Choose a time interval, day of the week or calendar date from the Occurs Every drop-down list. – Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a 5-10...

  • Page 65: Restore

    The Restore box appears for the LUN selected. Complete the Restore fields appropriate to the restore the selection (see Table 5.4) using the drop-down Step 4 lists or typing (Name field). Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a 5-11...

  • Page 66: View Log File

    Click Clear to clean the log for that specific pairing. • A confirmation dialog box appears. Click OK to close the dialog box or click Cancel to return to the log. • Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a 5-12...

  • Page 67: Users

    User Account is the ability to view the Home Menu, Main Dashboard and the ability to change a password from the User Menu. Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a...

  • Page 68: Delete User Account

    To edit a user account, do the following: Click Users > User Accounts. Step 1 The User Accounts window appears. Choose a User Account and right-click. Step 2 The right-click menu appears. Choose Edit. Step 3 Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a...

  • Page 69: Create Or Modify A Role

    Conversely, if permission is granted to perform an action, permission to the window where that function is located must also be granted. For example, LUNs window access must be permissioned along with a LUN action, for example, LUNs Edit action. Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a...

  • Page 70: Delete A Role

    To change passwords: Choose Users > Change Password. Step 1 The Change Password window appears. Complete the fields and click Change Password. Step 2 Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System Administration and Configuration Guide, Version 5.0.1.1a...

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