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AcerAltos RS700 Enclosure
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Installation Guide
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    AcerAltos RS700 Enclosure AcerAltos RS700 Enclosure Installation Guide Installation Guide...

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    Copyright Copyright Copyright 1998 by this company. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language or computer language, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, chemical, manual or otherwise, without the prior written permission of this company.

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    IMPORTANT SAFETY IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS INSTRUCTIONS Read these instructions carefully. Save these instructions for future reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning. Do not use this product near water.

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    10. If an extension cord is used with this product, make sure that the total ampere rating of the equipment plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the extension cord ampere rating. Also, make sure that the total rating of all products plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed 15 amperes.

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    16. Use only the proper type of power supply cord set (provided in your keyboard/manual accessories box) for this unit. It should be a detachable type: UL listed/CSA certified, type SVT/SJT, rated 6A 125V minimum, VDE approved or its equivalent. Maximum length is 15 feet (4.6 meters).

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    FCC Class B Radio Frequency FCC Class B Radio Frequency Interference Statement Interference Statement Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

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    About this Manual About this Manual Purpose This manual aims to give you all the information you need to install the enclosure. Conventions The following conventions are used in this manual: NOTE Gives bits and pieces of additional information related to the current topic. CAUTION Suggests precautionary measures to avoid potential hardware or software problems.

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  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Back Plane Board ...11 Removing and Installing the Redundant Power Supply...12 Removing a Redundant Power Supply ...13 Installing a Redundant Power Supply ...13 Installing the RS700-RM101/102 into the AcerAltos Rack ...15 Vertical Mounting Hole Pattern ...15 Chapter 3 Setting Up the RS700 For RS700-TR101/RM101 Models ...18...

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    Install Windows NT server 4.0 on node1 ... 39 Install Windows NT server 4.0 on node2 ... 40 Check the Functions of Network Between Two Nodes... 41 Format the Shared Drives on the AcerAltos RS700 ... 42 Install MSCS (Microsoft Cluster Server) on node1 ... 44...

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    Install MSCS (Microsoft Cluster Server) on node2...54 How to Confirm Acer’s Cluster Server...57 Chapter 6 Manageability Acer RAID Manager ...58 Advanced Server Manager (ASM)...58 Appendix A AcerAltos 3102RS RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Drive) Controller Basic Features...59 Channel Connection Setup Table...61 Appendix B SCSI Expander Features ...62...

  • Page 13: Chapter 1 Introduction

    Chapter 1 Introduction Overview The AcerAltos RS700 RAID Enclosure series is designed to expand more disk capacity and enhanced fault-tolerant RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disk) with Ultra-2 SCSI performance for PC servers. This installation guide will show you how to install the basic system components such as disk drives and power supplies.

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    RS700-RM101 (Rack Mount enclosure without RAID) For RS700-TR 101: Single SCSI Channel with 7 drive bays Default SCSI ID is 8,9,10,11,12,13, and 14 One internal Ultra-2 SCSI terminator One external Ultra-2 SCSI cable (1000mm) For RS700-TR 102: Dual Internal SCSI channel: First SCSI channel with 3 drive bays.

  • Page 15: Features

    One AA-3102RS RAID Controller with 16 MB EDO RAM (Refer to Appendix A for default setting) Features RS700 supports the following features: Hard Drive Interface Supports up to seven 1” or 1.6” drives (Ultra-2) Supports 4 GB, 9 GB, and 18 GB hard drive 7,200 RPM and 10,000 RPM hard drive support Ultra-2 (80 MB/sec.) interface (for TR101/RM101 model only)

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    Lock/unlock front bezel (for TR101/TR102 models only) Lock/unlock hard drive bays Lock/unlock power supplies External Ultra-2 SCSI round cable SCSI connection (68-pin to 68-pin) between RS700 and host server AcerAltos 3102RS RAID controller (for RM102/TR102 models only) Ultra-SCSI to ultra-SCSI...

  • Page 17: Front Panel

    Front Panel Power Switch Power LED SCSI RAID Controller (for TR102/RM102 models only) Hot-swap Removable Drive Bays ID Number LED The Power LED blinks if the power supply fails. The ID number LED displays a “]” sign when the fan of the SCSI hard disk drive tray fails.

  • Page 18: Rear Panel

    Make sure the power voltage switch (115 volts or 230 volts) is set correctly to the right voltage before turning on the power. Install the RS700 into the Rack (for RM101 and RM102 models only). Install the SCA hard disk drives into the drive trays and check the hard disk drive ID numbers.

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    TR102 and RM102 models only). After unlocking the drive trays, the fan defect alarm will sound. Press the “ENT” button on the Acer RAID controller for two seconds to disable the error message (for TR102 and RM102 models only). 10. Power on the Host server.

  • Page 20: Chapter 2 Hardware Installation

    Chapter 2 Hardware Installation Drive Tray and Back Plane Board Before touching any electrical equipment, ground yourself by touching the metal part of your computer chassis. This discharges any static electricity and will prevent any damage to your computer. Drive Tray The LED display determines the status of the drive tray and the hard disk drive.

  • Page 21: To Install A Hard Disk Drive

    To install a hard disk drive: Unlock a drive tray and pull it out. Use both hands to push out the top cover of the drive tray as shown below and then the bottom cover to expose the drive tray frame. Insert the hard disk drive into the SCSI connector board frame.

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    Make sure that the hard disk drive is properly inserted. Secure the hard disk drive with four screws. Replace the top and bottom cover by placing the cover to one side of the frame and then pushing down the other side to close it as shown below.

  • Page 23: Back Plane Board

    Back Plane Board The RS700 includes one 4-bay and one 3-bay back plane board. simplified design and hot-swappable hard disk drive tray allows you to remove and install the hard disk drive tray any time you want.

  • Page 24: Removing And Installing The Redundant Power Supply

    Removing and Installing the Redundant Power Supply Follow the instructions in this section when you want to install or remove the redundant power supply modules. To reduce the risk of electric shock, make sure to disconnect all power supply cables from the wall socket before opening the system enclosure.

  • Page 25: Removing A Redundant Power Supply

    To stop the alarm, simple press the red button located at the rear of the enclosure. However, the Power LED will continue blinking until the power supply is working properly. Removing a Redundant Power Supply Unlock the power supply. This action also turns off the power supply. Lift the handle and carefully pull the power supply until it detaches from the enclosure.

  • Page 27: Installing The Rs700-rm101/102 Into The Aceraltos

    Installing the RS700-RM101/102 into the AcerAltos Rack The RS700-RM101/102 model is specifically designed for the AcerAltos Rack. This model also includes two angular steel bars for installation purposes. Vertical Mounting Hole Pattern The four vertical rails of the AcerAltos Rack contain mounting holes arranged in a manner shown in this figure: The RS700-RM101/102 enclosure occupies 4U in the AcerAltos Rack.

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    Otherwise, the screw holes on the component may not match with those on the rack. To install the RS700-RM101/102 into the AcerAltos Rack: Locate an unoccupied spot in the rack subsystem spacing and positioning, please refer to the AcerAltos Rack Installation Guide).

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    Slide in the RS700 enclosure into the AcerAltos Rack and secure it with four screws as shown below. Support Bar When you slide in the enclosure make sure that the lower part of the support bar is resting on the...

  • Page 30: Chapter 3 Setting Up The Rs700

    Chapter 3 Setting Up the RS700 The setups defined here are samples to show you how to take advantage of the features of the RS700 to extend and expand its functions. For RS700-TR101/RM101 Models External SCSI Cable (1000mm in TR101,...

  • Page 31: For Rs700-tr102/rm102 Models

    For RS700-TR102/RM102 Models AA3102RS RAID controller LVD Cable Expander LVD-to-SE (125mm I/I) External SCSI Cable (1000mm in TR101, 2500mm in RM101) LVD Cable LVD HDD (250mm I/E) LVD Cable LVD HDD (375mm I/I) LVD HDD LVD Terminator LVD HDD Two channel...

  • Page 32: Connecting Two Rs700s Into A Scsi Channel

    SCSI In port of the second RS700. Change the ID number of channel Ch0 of the AA3102RS RAID controller in the first RS700 to 0 and the ID number of channel Ch0 of the AA3102RS RAID controller in the second RS700 to 1 to avoid system conflicts.

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    Host Server Second RS700 First RS700 Storage Enclosure Storage Enclosure...

  • Page 34: Chapter 4 Removing And Installing The Enclosure Panels

    Chapter 4 Removing and Installing the Enclosure Panels Before touching any electrical equipment, ground yourself by touching the metal part of your computer chassis. This discharges any static electricity and will prevent any damage to your computer. Removing the Left and Right Panels Turn off power to the system unit and unplug all cables.

  • Page 35: Installing The Enclosure Frame

    Installing the Enclosure Frame After removing the left and right panels, remove the screws located on the four corners of the enclosure. Gently pull out the entire frame to access the inside components. To reattached the enclosure frame, simply reverse the procedures discussed above.

  • Page 36: Chapter 5 Cluster Server Connection

    Chapter 5 Cluster Server Connection Introduction A cluster is a group of independent network servers that present themselves to a network as a single system. Often MIS administrator only manage a cluster as a single system. MSCS (Microsoft Cluster Server) clustering provides three main benefits: High availability of resources.

  • Page 37: Cluster Solution For Aceraltos Server

    Cluster solution for AcerAltos Server You can use the two AcerAltos servers, one hub and the cluster cable kits of Acer’s cluster to build up the cluster environment, and then setup the MSCS by using the Microsoft Windows NT server 4.0, Enterprise Edition.

  • Page 38: Acer's Cluster Solution

    SCSI Expander (Optional) Convert Single-ended into LVD. Built-in SCSI Expander on RS700 RAID storage. Support up to two AcerAltos RS700 RAID storage units. The cabling length of the SCSI host bus can be up to 12 meters. Acer’s Cluster Server...

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    SCSI Expander...

  • Page 40: The Architecture Of Acer's Cluster Server

    The Architecture of Acer’s Cluster Server Private Network External LVD Cable 68-pin Ultra SCSI SCSI Expander Card Ultra2 SCSI Card AcerAltos Public Network Server 3102RS RAID Box AcerAltos RS700...

  • Page 41: Two-node Cluster Cable Kits For Rackmount Or Stand

    Two-node Cluster Cable Kits for Rackmount or Stand- Alone Cluster Cable kit for RackMount Includes the following items: External Ultra2 SCSI Cable (2500mm) * 1 STP Cross-Over Cable * 1 (for private network) Cluster Cable kit for Stand-Alone It includes the following items: External Ultra2 SCSI Cable (1000mm) * 1 STP Cross-Over Cable * 1 (for private network)

  • Page 42: System Requirements

    System Requirements Hardware Requirements: AcerAltos Server * 2 (w/I two SCSI channels and two NICs) AcerAltos RS700 RAID Storage * 1 One Network Hub + LAN Cables Two-node Cluster Cable Kit Software Requirements: Microsoft Windows NT server 4.0, Enterprise Edition...

  • Page 43: Hardware Installation And Configuration

    Hardware Installation and Configuration Hardware Installation Ensure that you have got the all of the hardware requirements of Acer’s cluster server, and refer to the architecture of Acer’s Cluster to build up the cluster. Connect the private network between two nodes by using the STP cross- over cable.

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    Configuring the RAID Box. It is very important to configure the RAID Box to create Acer’s cluster server. Assume we insert three 4GB hard disks on the AcerAltos RS700, and their ID is 0, 1, and 2. Planning the SCSI Channels of the RAID Box.

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    The following are guidelines on using the serial port: The serial port’s default is set at 9,600 baud, 8 bits, 1 stop bit and no parity. In most cases, connecting RD, TD and SG are enough to establish communication with a terminal. If you are using a PC as a terminal, any VT-100 terminal emulation software will suffice.

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    Since the controller is totally operating system independent, the operating system of the host computer will not be able to find out whether the attached devices are physical hard drives or virtual system drives created by the RAID controller. A ‘Logical Drive" is a set of drives grouped together to operate under a given RAID level and appears as a single contiguous drive.

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    Create four partitions in LG 0. Microsoft Cluster needs two or more physical drivers, so you can choose "LG 0" and "Partition logical drive" to create four partitions in one logical driver. For example: Partition Offset(MB) Map Host LUN: Choose "View and edit Host Luns" and make sure to map the logical drive.

  • Page 48: Planning Your Cluster Environment

    Planning your Cluster Environment Windows NT Configuration Cluster servers must be in the same domain. Install the cluster as domain administrator. Cluster servers may assume the following models in an NT domain: PDC-BDC BDC-BDC Member servers Cluster servers belong to only one cluster. They do not support FAT and only support NTFS.

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    One static TCP/IP address of the cluster and one for each resource group that will be created. All nodes must be the same subnet.

  • Page 50: Software Installation And Configuration

    Install Windows NT server 4.0 on node1. Install Windows NT server 4.0 on node2. Check the functions of the network between the two nodes. Format the shared drives on the AcerAltos RS700. Install MSCS (Microsoft Cluster Server) on node1. Install MSCS (Microsoft Cluster Server) on node2.

  • Page 51: Install Windows Nt Server 4.0 On Node1

    Install Windows NT server 4.0 on node1 Put at least one HDD on node 1. Power on node1 and begin to install Windows NT server 4.0 by using the software "MS Windows NT server 4.0, Enterprise Edition" (Don’t power on node 2). Format the system drive to NTFS.

  • Page 52: Install Windows Nt Server 4.0 On Node2

    Install Windows NT server 4.0 on node2 Put at least one HDD on node 2. Don’t power off node 1. Power on node2 and begin to install Windows NT server 4.0 by using the software "MS Windows NT server 4.0, Enterprise Edition". Format the system drive to NTFS.

  • Page 53: Check The Functions Of Network Between Two Nodes

    Check the Network Functions Between the Two Nodes Ensure that node 1 can ping the IP address and computer name of node For example, A:> Ping 192.0.0.2 A:> Ping 192.10.10.2 A:> Ping node2 Ensure that node 2 can ping the IP address and computer name of node For example, A:>...

  • Page 54: Format The Shared Drives On The Aceraltos Rs700

    Format the Shared Drives on the AcerAltos RS700 After finishing the installation of node 1 and node 2, begin to format the shared drives on the AcerAltos RS700. Power on the node 1 and Power off node 2. Assume that there is one HDD and one CD-ROM on node 1.

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    Configure the system drive as drive C: and CD-ROM as drive D:. You will find the other four formatted drives on the Disk Administrator. Assign the sticky drive letters which are the same as the driver letters of node 1 to all shared drives. For example: Assign I, J, K, and L to these four drivers of node 2.

  • Page 56: Install Mscs (microsoft Cluster Server) On Node1

    Install MSCS (Microsoft Cluster Server) on Node1 Power off node 2. Put CD 1 of "Windows NT Server 4.0, Enterprise Edition" in the CD- ROM, and run the d:\sp3\Spsetup.bat to install Service Pack 3. Begin to Install Service Pack 3: You must install Service Pack 3 to complete the installation of Windows NT Enterprise Edition.

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    Put CD 1 of "Windows NT Server 4.0, Enterprise Edition" in the CD- ROM, and run the d:\i386\Nhloader.exe to install MSCS. Begin to install MSCS.

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    Select the "Microsoft Cluster Server" to install. Insert CD 2 of “Windows NT Server, Enterprise Edition".

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    Select "Form a new cluster" to create a cluster. Input the name of the Cluster.

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    10. Input the path for cluster files. 11. Input the User name and Password of this Domain account.

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    12. Add or Remove the shared disks. 13. Select the shared disk on which to store permanent cluster files.

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    14. Input the network name associated with the Adapter Name "EI59x1". 15. Input the network name associated with the Adapter Name "E100B2".

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    16. Select the node1-pri and click "UP" to get the highest priority.

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    17. Enter the IP Address and Subnet Mask of the Cluster. 18. MSCS has been successfully installed.

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    19. Reboot node 1. 20. Open the connection to the cluster: Select the "Administrator tools" and then open the "Cluster Administrator". Input the Name of this Cluster. Confirm the successful installation of node1.

  • Page 66: Install Mscs (microsoft Cluster Server) On Node2

    Install MSCS (Microsoft Cluster Server) on node2 Don’t power off node 1. Stop the cluster service of node 1 from Services of the Control Panel. Power on node 2. Begin to Install Service Pack 3. Restart the cluster service of node 1 from Services on the Control Panel. Put CD 1 of "Windows NT Server 4.0, Enterprise Edition"...

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    10. Select "Join an existing cluster" to create a cluster. 11. Input the name of the Cluster. 12. Input the path for cluster files. 13. Input the Password of this Domain Account. 14. MSCS has been successfully installed. 15. Reboot node 2. 16.

  • Page 69: How To Confirm Acer's Cluster Server

    How to Confirm Acer’s Cluster Server Open the Cluster Administrator to connect both nodes in the cluster. Attempt to start and stop the cluster service from the control panel. Attempt to take resources off-line and bring them online.

  • Page 70: Chapter 6 Manageability

    Chapter 6 Manageability Acer RAID Manager Allows you to control and monitor RS700 RAID Storage, either from a local host, or from a remote station connected through a LAN, telephone line, or the Internet. GUI running under Windows NT/Win 95/Win 98.

  • Page 71: Appendix A Aceraltos 3102rs Raid

    Appendix A AcerAltos 3102RS RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) Controller The AcerAltos 3102RS RAID controller is an Ultra-Wide-SCSI-to-Ultra-Wide- SCSI RAID controller specifically designed to provide RAID 0, 1, 3, or 5 capability to any host system equipped with a SCSI interface. It is totally independent of the host system’s operating system.

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    Up to 128 Mbytes of intelligent Read-Ahead/Write-Back cache with optional battery backup Optional battery backup module to protect data in Write-Back cache when a power failure occurs Front panel LCD and push buttons for configuration and message display Acer RAID Manager and RS-232 terminal interface for RAID management...

  • Page 73: Channel Connection Setup Table

    Supports Fault-bus for enclosure management Channel Connection Setup Table Channel # Host/Drive Channel Host Drive Drive Terminator Connection Connect to the SCSI expansion slots and ready to connection with the host server Connect to the first 3 drive trays Connect to the last 4 drive trays...

  • Page 74: Appendix B Scsi Expander

    Appendix B SCSI Expander SCSI Expander (EP-SL) Single-ended and Low Voltage Differential signals are incompatible at the electrical level: however, you can use a converter to change the signals. The SCSI Expander is an extension and a converter card for SCSI devices. It converts Single-Ended (SE) electrical signal type to Low Voltage Differential (LVD) electrical signal type extending the limited cable length of SE signals.

  • Page 75: Layout

    Layout * Black shading indicates pin 1 Connector/ Jumper Internal 68-pin Wide SCSI connector (LVD) External 68-pin Wide SCSI connector (LVD) Internal 68-pin Wide SCSI connector (SE) Power connector SCSI Terminator 1-2 On (Default) 2-3 Off Description...

  • Page 76: Scsi Terminator Jumper

    SCSI Terminator Jumper When set to On, you can only use either one of the connectors (CN1 or CN2). If set to off, both the internal (CN1) and external (CN2) 68-pin Wide SCSI connectors (LVD) can be used. Installing the SCSI Expander Always observe the following electrostatic discharge (ESD) precautions before installing a system component: Do not remove a component from its antistatic packaging until you are...

  • Page 77: Connecting The Scsi Expander

    Connecting the SCSI Expander The SCSI Expander card not only converts SE electrical signals but also extends its limited cable length by converting SE to LVD. Interconnection Table Items Fast Wide SCSI Transfer Rate (MB/s) Max. Cable Length : 6M : 8D Number of drives As shown above the longer the cable for SE signal the lesser the number of...

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    The expander converts the signal to LVD allowing it to extend the range of the signal. Here are a few example of how to use the expander to extend and expand signal length. Host Bus Server Ultra Wide SCSI Expander 12 meters maximum Using two SCSI Expanders to extend the signal length of a Ultra-wide SCSI controller to the storage housing.

  • Page 79: Appendix C Troubleshooting

    Appendix C Troubleshooting What’s that alarm sound? The alarm sound is a warning that means that there is something wrong with the enclosure. It might be one of two things: the power supply or the housing fan failed. To disable the alarm, push the red button located at the back of the housing.

This manual also for:

Rs700-tr101, Rs700-tr102, Rs700-rm101, Rs700-rm102

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