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53-1001964-01
October 1, 2010
8/4Gbps FC SAN Module
Hardware User's Manual
53-1001964-01
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  • Page 1 53-1001964-01 October 1, 2010 8/4Gbps FC SAN Module Hardware User’s Manual 53-1001964-01 *53-1001964-01*...
  • Page 2 Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, Inspiron, Dell Precision, Dimension, OptiPlex, Latitude, PowerEdge, PowerVault, PowerApp, PowerConnect, and Dell OpenManage are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Intel, Pentium, and Celeron are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries; Microsoft, Windows, Windows Server, MS-DOS and Windows Vista are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Items required ......... . . 13 Modify the FC SAN Module IP address ..... . . 14 Using the FC SAN Module CLI to set the IP address .
  • Page 4 Operating system support ......21 Accessing the FC SAN Module ......22 Interpreting POST results .
  • Page 5: About This Document

    FC SAN Module. NOTE Throughout this document, the Dell 8/4Gbps FC SAN Module is referred to as the FC SAN Module. How this document is organized This document is organized to help you find information that you need as quickly as possible. The document contains the following components: •...
  • Page 6: Document Conventions

    Repeat the previous element, for example “member[;member...]” value Fixed values following arguments are printed in plain font. For example, show WWN Boolean. Elements are exclusive. Example: show mode egress | ingress Dell 8/4Gbps FC SAN Module Hardware User’s Manual 53-1001964-01...
  • Page 7: Notes, Attention, Caution, And Danger

    Dell, Inc. PowerEdge Microsoft Corporation Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP Sun Microsystems, Inc. Solaris Red Hat Inc. Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Novell, Inc SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Dell 8/4Gbps FC SAN Module Hardware User’s Manual 53-1001964-01...
  • Page 8: Additional Information

    2. 8/4Gbps FC SAN Module Serial Number The FC SAN Module serial number and corresponding bar code are provided on the serial number label attached to the module. Following is an example of a serial number and barcode:...
  • Page 9: Chapter 1 Introducing The Fc San Module

    These ports support link speeds up to 8 Gbps. NOTE You can also install 4 Gbps SFPs in the FC SAN Module. Only use supported SFPs, as shown in “Optical transceivers supported” on page 30. The module is designed for use in I/O Bays 3, 4, 5, and 6 of a Dell M1000e chassis.
  • Page 10: Port Upgrade Licensing

    Port side Externally accessible ports and LEDs are on the port side of the FC SAN Module. The port side faces out when the FC SAN Module is inserted into the I/O bay of the PowerEdge Blade Enclosure. Figure 1 details the port side.
  • Page 11 Hardware Description Access the I/O module handle at the front of the port side of the FC SAN Module. By lifting the handle’s release latch, you can open the handle to remove and insert the unit from the PowerEdge Blade Enclosure.
  • Page 12: Nonport Side

    3) is seated into the enclosure. You do not need to line up the FC SAN Module as it will seat correctly when the insertion arm is closed. When the FC SAN Module is inserted, the backplane connectors activate a connection port, allowing the FC SAN Module to be configured in the PowerEdge Blade Enclosure.
  • Page 13: Sfps

    This section applies when installing a new module in an empty bay or replacing an existing FC SAN Module. NOTE The FC SAN Module is designed to work only in I/O bays B1/B2 and C1/C2 of the Dell M1000e Blade Enclosure. Make sure to comply with installation requirements in the Blade Enclosure Hardware Owner’s Manual.
  • Page 14: Cabling Guidelines

    FC SAN module in the Blade Enclosure Hardware Owner’s Manual. Cabling guidelines After modifying the FC SAN Module’s IP address, we recommend that you cable all external ports to fabric connections before bringing the FC SAN Module online. Refer to Chapter 2, “Configuring the...
  • Page 15: Chapter 2 Configuring The Fc San Module

    • If required, a serial cable to connect to the FC SAN Module serial console port. Note that this is only required if not changing the FC SAN Module IP address through the Blade Enclosure GUI or CLI management programs.
  • Page 16: Modify The Fc San Module Ip Address

    • Blade Enclosure CMC graphical user interface (GUI). ATTENTION Do not connect the FC SAN Module to the internal network until the IP address is correctly set for your Ethernet network requirements. NOTE It is recommended that you set the IP address using the Blade Enclosure CMC GUI application because this enables centralized management of the FC SAN Module.
  • Page 17: Using The Cmc Cli To Set The Ip Address

    When prompted either change the administrative password, or press Ctrl-C to bypass. Task 2: Changing the IP address 1. Verify that the FC SAN Module has completed POST. When POST is complete, the port status and FC SAN Module power and status LEDs return to a standard healthy state.
  • Page 18: Using The Cmc Gui To Set The Ip Address

    Modify the FC SAN Module IP address 2. At the command prompt, type connect switch-x where x is the bay where the FC SAN Module is installed. For example, switch-x can be: • Switch-3 for FC SAN Module installed in bay B1.
  • Page 19: Connecting The Fc San Module To The Ethernet Network

    Connecting the FC SAN Module to the Ethernet network Connecting the FC SAN Module to the Ethernet network Once you have successfully set the appropriate IP address of the FC SAN Module, you can establish an Ethernet connection through the Chassis Management Controller (CMC) to a remote management workstation for any additional configuration.
  • Page 20: Activating Additional Ports

    For new FC SAN Module installations, perform the following before connecting to an existing SAN: ATTENTION Do not use this method if the FC SAN Module is operating in an existing SAN because traffic will be disrupted. 1. Disable the FC SAN Module.
  • Page 21 Activating additional ports 3. Enable the FC SAN Module using the CLI. When the FC SAN Module is enabled, the newly-added ports are also enabled. Dell 8/4Gbps FC SAN Module Hardware User’s Manual 53-1001964-01...
  • Page 22 Activating additional ports Dell 8/4Gbps FC SAN Module Hardware User’s Manual 53-1001964-01...
  • Page 23: Chapter 3 Operating The Fc San Module

    You must install Dell-supported SFPs in the FC SAN Module. If the FC SAN Module is connected to a device, but is unable to negotiate the signaling rate, the operator can manually set the speed of each port through CLI.
  • Page 24: Accessing The Fc San Module

    Accessing the FC SAN Module Accessing the FC SAN Module The FC SAN Module is managed as a single element. It has a single IP address and appears as a separate entity to the Telnet protocol and the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).
  • Page 25: Interpreting Led Activity

    Module’s CLI errShow command. For information about this command, see the Dell 8/4Gbps FC SAN Module Administrator's Guide. Interpreting LED activity Each FC SAN Module uses LEDs to indicate status. These LEDs are shown in Figure FIGURE 5 LED Locations...
  • Page 26: Locating The Serial Number

    Blade Enclosure open for an extended period of time. The slot must be filled with either a replacement FC SAN Module or a filler panel to maintain proper airflow.
  • Page 27 FC SAN Module from the enclosure. ATTENTION If you are not replacing the FC SAN Module, use a filler panel to fill the empty slot to maintain proper air flow. Do not leave the slot empty. Dell 8/4Gbps FC SAN Module Hardware User’s Manual...
  • Page 28 Removing and replacing the FC SAN Module Dell 8/4Gbps FC SAN Module Hardware User’s Manual 53-1001964-01...
  • Page 29: 8/4Gbps Fc San Module Specifications

    The Dell 8/4Gbps FC SAN Module can contain 24 total ports. Of these, F_Ports are ports 1-16 and N_Ports are ports 0 and 17-23. The FC SAN Module is operates in NPIV mode only. In NPIV mode, the FC SAN Module F_Ports are mapped to N_Ports. This following lists the factory-default F_Port to N_Port mapping for NPIV mode.
  • Page 30: Weight And Physical Dimensions

    Weight and physical dimensions Weight and physical dimensions Table 4 lists the weight and physical dimensions of the 8/4Gbps FC SAN Module. TABLE 4 8/4Gbps FC SAN Module Specifications Dimension Measurements Height 1.27 in (32.48 mm) Width 10.74 in (272.75 mm) Depth 12.09 in (307.24 mm)
  • Page 31: Electrical

    2112-byte payload Class of service Class 2 Class 3 Port types FL_Port F_Port N_Port Supported HBAs For more information and a list of supported HBAs, refer to your Dell PowerEdge documentation. Dell 8/4Gbps FC SAN Module Hardware User’s Manual 53-1001964-01...
  • Page 32: Optical Transceivers Supported

    Optical transceivers supported Optical transceivers supported The following optical transceivers are validated and approved for use with your FC SAN Module. TABLE 8 Optical transceiver supported with your FC SAN Module Description US SKU 8Gb FC Long Wave SFP Transceiver...
  • Page 33: Regulatory Compliance

    Regulatory compliance Regulatory compliance This section describes the regulatory compliance requirements for the Dell 8/4Gbps FC SAN Module. FCC warning (US only) This equipment has been tested and complies with the limits for a Class A computing device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.
  • Page 34: Ce Statement

    The standards compliance label on the FC SAN Module contains the CE mark which indicates that this system conforms to the provisions of the following European Council directives, laws, and standards: •...
  • Page 35: Regulatory Compliance Standards

    In no event do the EPUP logos shown on the product and FRUs alter or expand that warranty that Dell provides with respect to its products as set forth in the applicable contract between Dell and its customer. Dell hereby disclaims all other warranties and representations with respect to the information contained on this CD including the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purposes and non-infringement.
  • Page 36: China Rohs

    SJ/T11363-2006 Requirements for Concentration Limits. O indicates that no such substances are used or that the concentration is within the aforementioned limits. Dell 8/4Gbps FC SAN Module Hardware User’s Manual 53-1001964-01...
  • Page 37 Environmental regulation compliance CHINA ROHS (HS/TS) << >> (HS) CR6+ PBDE SJ/T11363-2006 Dell 8/4Gbps FC SAN Module Hardware User’s Manual 53-1001964-01...
  • Page 38 Environmental regulation compliance Dell 8/4Gbps FC SAN Module Hardware User’s Manual 53-1001964-01...
  • Page 39 OS connect command humidity connect switch-x command console port insertion arm interoperability dimensions interpreting LED activity POST results IP address modify using module CLI E_Ports modifying default Dell 8/4Gbps FC SAN Module Hardware User’s Manual 53-1001964-01...
  • Page 40 I/O module optional features unpacking the FC SAN Module port management port negotiation port side of the FC SAN Module port upgrade licensing VCCI statement Dell 8/4Gbps FC SAN Module Hardware User’s Manual 53-1001964-01...
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