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Altos S205F / S200F
User's Manual
Issue 1.0
1 May, 2004
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  • Page 1 User’s Manual Issue 1.0 1 May, 2004 • Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks of Acer Incorporated. Other company's product names or trademarks are used herein for identification purposes only and belong to their respective companies. • All other names, brands, products or services are trademarks or registered trademarks of their...
  • Page 2 No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Acer Incorporated. Issue 1.0 1 May, 2004...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Drive Carrier Module ... 11 1.3.6 Dummy Carrier Modules ... 13 1.3.7 Blank Modules ... 13 1.4 Visible and Audible Alarms ... 13 1.5 Altos S205F / S200F Storage System Technical Specification ... 14 1.5.1 Dimensions ... 14 1.5.2 Weight ... 15 1.5.3 AC Power (450W PSU) ...
  • Page 4 2.6 FC-AL Interface ... 26 2.6.1 2.7 I/O Module Installation ... 29 2.7.1 2.7.2 2.8 Altos S205F Drive Enclosure Device Addressing ... 31 2.9 Altos S200F Drive Enclosure Device Addressing ... 32 2.10 Drive Carrier Configuration ... 34 2.10.1 Planning and Configuring Your Installation ... 34 2.11 Drive Carrier Installation ...
  • Page 5: Preface

    Loop (FC-AL) and Advanced Technology Attachment (ATA) environments into which you are installing the Altos S205F / S200F Storage System system. If you do not have these skills, or are not confident with the instructions in this manual, do not proceed with the installation.
  • Page 6: European Regulations

    Acer S205F / S200F User’s Manual Properly shielded and grounded cables and connectors must be used in order to meet FCC emission limits. The supplier is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by using other than recommended cables and connectors or by unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment.
  • Page 7 • Do not lift the Alto S205F / S200F by the handles on the PSU/Cooling module, they are not designed to support the weight of the populated enclosure. • In order to comply with applicable safety, emission and thermal requirements no covers should be removed and all bays must be fitted with plug-in modules.
  • Page 8: Battery Safety

    Acer S205F / S200F User’s Manual • The power connection should always be disconnected prior to removal of the Power Supply/ Cooling module from the enclosure. • A safe electrical earth connection must be provided to the power cord. Check the grounding of the enclosure before applying power.
  • Page 9: Esd Precautions

    It is recommended that you fit and check a suitable anti-static wrist or ankle strap and observe all conventional ESD precautions when handling Altos S205F / S200F Storage System plug-in modules and components. Avoid contact with backplane components and module connectors, etc.
  • Page 10: Special Tools And Equipment

    There are no special tools required but in order to complete the assembly of some configurations you may need the following (not supplied): • Security keys (one of these should be included with your Altos S205F/S200F Storage System enclosure for use with the drive locks).
  • Page 11: Revision History

    Revision History Version Date Description of Change 1 May, 2004 Initial Release Preface...
  • Page 12 Acer S205F / S200F User’s Manual...
  • Page 13: Introduction

    Introduction Chapter 1 Introduction 1.1 The Altos S205F / S200F Storage System Figure 1–1 Altos S205F / S200F Storage System...
  • Page 14: The Enclosure Core Product

    Altos S205F / S200F User’s Manual 1.2 The Enclosure Core Product The Altos S205F / S200F Storage System design concept is based on a subsystem together with a set of plug-in modules. The Altos S205F / S200F Storage System subsystem as supplied comprises: •...
  • Page 15 Figure 1–2 Altos S205F Enclosure Chassis (Front) * SES Drives (there must be a drive present in Bay 1/1 or 4/4 to enable SES communications to operates). Figure 1–3 Altos S205F Enclosure Chassis (Rear) Figure 1–4 Altos S200F Enclosure Chassis (Front) * SES Drives (there must be a drive present in Bay 1/1 or 4/4 to enable SES communications to operates).
  • Page 16: Tower Option

    An optional tower kit is available, which can be fitted to the rack chassis described here. Figure 1–6 1.3 The Plug-in Modules An Altos S205F / S200F Storage System Enclosure requires the following modules for normal operation: • 2 x Power Supply/Cooling modules •...
  • Page 17 1.3.1.2 Multiple Power Supply/Cooling Modules The Altos S205F / S200F Storage System must always be operated with two Power Supply/Cooling modules fitted. The two Power Supply/Cooling modules operate together so that if one fails the other maintains the power supply and cooling while you replace the faulty unit.
  • Page 18: Operators Panel

    Altos S205F / S200F User’s Manual 1.3.2 Operators Panel Supplied as an integral part of the Enclosure core product, a typical Operators (Ops) Panel is shown Figure 1–8. Figure 1–8 Ops Panel The Ops Panel provides the enclosure with a micro controller which is used to monitor and control all elements of the Enclosure.
  • Page 19 Table 1–1 Altos S205F Ops Panel Switch Functions ( Switch Number Function *See Sw 11 Not Used Not Used Hub Mode Not Used RAID host hub speed Not Used Not Used Drive Addressing Mode Selection SOFT SELECT Not Used Default settings at 2Gb/s)
  • Page 20: Controller Input/output Module

    1, 0+1, 3, 5, 10, 30 and 50. The plug-in I/O modules have been designed for integration into a Altos S205F / S200F Storage Sys- tem storage subsystem, providing external FCAL cable interfacing with up to 16 SATA disk drives.
  • Page 21 Table 1–3 Altos S205F RAID I/O Module LEDs LED Functions Color Description Battery Fail Amber When ON this LED denotes the following status: When FLASHING, the LED denotes BBU is under charging. When OFF, the LED denotes BBU charge is done.
  • Page 22 Altos S205F / S200F User’s Manual Figure 1–9 The Altos S205F RAID I/O Module operates at 1 or 2 Gb/s. • One external port for expansion to further enclosures is provided by an SFP connector • Two external ports to the host controllers are provided from the RAID I/O Module with Form Factor (SFP) GBIC modules, auto-bypass at the output ports is provided.
  • Page 23: Supported Configuration Tools

    Figure 1–11 Altos S205F / S200F Storage System Enclosure with I/O Modules and AC PSUs Installed 1.3.4 Supported Configuration Tools • RAIDWatch • R232 Management User Interface (MUI) 1.3.5 Drive Carrier Module The Drive Carrier Module comprises a hard disk mounted in a carrier. Each drive bay will house a single Low Profile 1.0 inch high, 3.5 inch form factor disk drive in its carrier.The carrier has...
  • Page 24: Drive Status Indicators

    Altos S205F / S200F User’s Manual Figure 1–12 1.3.5.1 SATA Transition Card For Serial ATA use a Transition card is attached to the rear of each drive, this provides a SCA-2 interface to the drive carrier using the same pins as Fibre Channel.
  • Page 25: Dummy Carrier Modules

    Figure 1–13 Anti-tamper Lock 1.3.6 Dummy Carrier Modules Dummy carrier modules are provided for fitting in all unused drive bays. They are designed as integral drive module front caps with handles and must be fitted to all unused drive bays to maintain a balanced airflow.
  • Page 26: Altos S205f / S200f Storage System Technical Specification

    Depth from flange to furthest extremity at front of unit Depth overall Tower Enclosure Height (including mounting feet Width Depth Table 1–5 Altos S205F / S200F Storage System Chassis Dimensions inches millimeters 17.6 21.7 22.2 inches millimeters 22.27 10.22...
  • Page 27: Weight

    1.5.2 Weight Maximum Configuration Empty Enclosure (Rack) PSU/Cooling Module Controller I/O Module Tower Conversion Kit 1.5.3 AC Power (450W PSU) Voltage Range Voltage Range Selection Frequency Inrush Current Power Factor Harmonics 1.5.4 PSU Safety and EMC Compliance Safety Compliance EMC Compliance 1.5.5 Power Cord (minimum requirements) Cord Type...
  • Page 28: Environment

    Altos S205F / S200F User’s Manual 1.5.6 Environment Table 1–6 Operational Non- Operational Storage Shipping Altitude, Operational Altitude, Non-Operational Shock, Operational Shock, Non-Operational Vibration, Operational Vibration, Non-Operational Vibration, Relocation Acoustics Orientation & Mounting • Rack Rails • Rack Characteristics Safety & Approvals •...
  • Page 29: Altos S205f Raid I/o Module Specification

    1.5.7 Altos S205F RAID I/O Module Specification Speed Mounting Connectors Power Dissipation RAID Levels supported 1.5.8 Altos S200F JBOD I/O Module Specification Speed Mounting Connectors Power Dissipation 1.5Gb/s internal to each drive, 1Gb/s or 2Gb/s external host ports • Creates connections to a single loop of 16 drives...
  • Page 30: Drive Carrier Module Specification

    Altos S205F / S200F User’s Manual 1.5.9 Drive Carrier Module Specification Please contact your supplier for details of approved drives. Important Operating the Altos S205F / S200F Storage System subsystem with non-approved drives may invalidate the warranty. Module Dimensions Weight...
  • Page 31: Getting Started

    Chapter 2 Getting Started 2.1 Introduction In this chapter, you are shown how to install your Altos S205F / S200F Storage System enclosure and plug-in modules into an industry standard 19 inch rack cabinet. Caution When connecting up the Altos S205F / S200F Storage System , use only the power cords supplied or cords which match the specification quoted in section 1.5.5.
  • Page 32 Acer S205F / S200F User’s Manual Table 2–1 Module Blank I/O Module Ops Panel Table 2–2 Module Drive Bays Power Supply/Cooling Modules JBOD I/O Module Blank I/O Module Ops Panel Caution Dummy Carriers and Blank Modules MUST be fitted to ALL unused bays, there will be inadequate drive cooling if any are left open.
  • Page 33 Figure 2–1 Altos S205F Module locations 1 or 4/4 to enable SES communications to operates). Figure 2–2 Altos S200F Module locations 1 or 4/4 to enable SES communications to operates). * SES Drives (there must be a drive present in Bay 1/...
  • Page 34: Enclosure Bay Numbering Convention

    1 drive width by 4 drive bays high (in the rack mount configuration). The Altos S205F / S200F subsystem is housed in a 4 x 4 enclosure, i.e. 4 bays wide by 4 bays high. The front bays are numbered 1 to 4 from left to right, viewed from the front.
  • Page 35: Chassis Installation

    2.3.2.1 Parts Check List • Rack Mounting Rail Kit. 2.3.2.2 Installation Procedure Please see detail drawings supplied with the rack mounting rail kit for assembly details. Figure 2–3 Rack Mounting Rail Kit 2.3.3 Chassis Installation 2.3.3.1 Parts Check List • Chassis (complete with Backplane and Ops Panel installed but excluding all plug-in modules). •...
  • Page 36: Power Supply/cooling Module Installation

    Acer S205F / S200F User’s Manual 2.4 Power Supply/Cooling Module Installation Install in the rear of the enclosure in positions 1 and 5. Warning Do not remove covers from the Power Supply/Cooling (PSU) module. Danger of electric shock inside. Return the PSU to your supplier for repair.
  • Page 37 Getting Started Figure 2–5 AC Power Supply/Cooling Module - Handle in Open Position Figure 2–6 Installing an AC Power Supply Cooling Module (1)
  • Page 38: Raid And Jbod I/o Module Configurations

    Important Please refer to section 2.5.1 Internal Loop Structures The Altos S205F / S200F Storage System enclosure is configured with two internal loop of 16 drives per enclosure. 2.6 FC-AL Interface The I/O module provides dual FC-AL SFP interface connections.
  • Page 39: Connecting Multiple Enclosures

    (pins 15 and 16). Expansion enclosures are Altos S200F Storage System. Note A maximum of 6 Altos S200Fs can be attached to an Altos S205F Storage System enclosure and a typical expansion configuration is shown in Figure 2–8,Figure 2–9 Figure 2–8 Single loop conection Each connection can see all the drives in the enclosure.
  • Page 40 Acer S205F / S200F User’s Manual Figure 2–9 Dual loops connection Each connection can see all the drives in the enclosure. J7 jumper of Altos S200F is open.
  • Page 41: I/o Module Installation

    4 and a Blank I/O module fitted in the unused bay. • Two RAID I/O Modules ,or one RAID I/O Module with one Blank I/O module for Altos S205F • Two JBOD I/O Modules ,or one JBOD I/O Module with one Blank I/O module for Altos S200F...
  • Page 42: Procedure

    Acer S205F / S200F User’s Manual 2.7.2 Procedure Check for damage especially to the interface connector, do not install if any pins are bent. Figure 2–11 The modules should be installed in rear bays 3 and 4 of the Enclosure With the latch in the open position (see until the latch engages automatically.
  • Page 43: Altos S205f Drive Enclosure Device Addressing

    2.8 Altos S205F Drive Enclosure Device Addressing Each enclosure has 16 drives. The SEL_ID of each drive is determined by the device slot (0-15) in which it is installed and the address range setting, which is set by means of the Enclosure ID switch.
  • Page 44: Altos S200f Drive Enclosure Device Addressing

    Acer S205F / S200F User’s Manual Notes 1 Drives are numbered row/column. 2 With only one active PSU the enclosure will take approximately 96 seconds to start Table 2–4 Column / row Important SES drives: Drive bay set for immediate start, all other bays are delayed spin start (12 seconds x Module 8 of the SEL_ID) unless there are two active PSUs when they all start immediately.
  • Page 45 Table 2–5 Ops Panel Switch Functions Switch Number Function SOFT SELECT Not Used Notes 1 ON = switch to the Right, OFF = switch to the Left. Table 2–6 Mode 0 Drive Addressing Thumb Device Slot SEL_ID Wheel Mode 0 Switch 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30...
  • Page 46: Drive Carrier Configuration

    SES communication paths. When planning your system configuration, please remember that: • All Altos S205F / S200F Storage System enclosure drive bays must be filled with either a drive carrier or front dummy carrier module, no bays should be left completely empty.
  • Page 47: Procedure

    2.11.2 Procedure Release the carrier handle, by pressing the latch in the handle towards the right and insert the carrier into the enclosure Important For a Rack Mounted System: Ensure that the carrier is orientated so that the drive is uppermost and the handle opens from the left.
  • Page 48 Acer S205F / S200F User’s Manual Figure 2–14 Figure 2–15 Installing a SATA Drive Carrier Module (2) Installing an SATA Drive Carrier Module (3)
  • Page 49: Dummy Carrier Modules

    2.11.3 Dummy Carrier Modules Any unused drive bays must be fitted with a dummy carrier module. 2.11.4 Engaging the Anti-tamper Locks The anti-tamper locks are fitted in the drive carrier handles and are accessed through the small cutout in the latch section of the handle. Drives are supplied with the locks set in the locked position.
  • Page 50: Procedure

    – Connect the Altos S205F / S200F Storage System power cord to the rack distribution and the enclosure. • If a direct connection is made with the Altos S205F / S200F Storage System power cord, ensure that it is connected to the enclosure.
  • Page 51: Operation

    Chapter 3 Operation 3.1 Before You Begin Before powering up the enclosure please ensure that all the modules are firmly seated in their correct bays. 3.2 Power On Caution Do not operate the subsystem until the ambient temperature is within the specified operating range.
  • Page 52: Ops Panel Leds

    Acer S205F / S200F User’s Manual Table 3–1 PSU Good AC input Fail Fan Fault DC Output Fail 3.3 Ops Panel LEDs The Ops Panel LEDs fault and status conditions are defined in Figure 3–1 Table 3–2 Power On System Fault...
  • Page 53: Starting The Drives

    PSU Fault PSU Fault/ Cooling Temperature Fault Amber 2Gb Link Speed Indicates link speed Hub Mode for Altos S205F only Invalid Address Not Used 3.4 Starting the Drives Unless otherwise selected during installation, all drives in the enclosure should automatically start their motors.
  • Page 54 Acer S205F / S200F User’s Manual...
  • Page 55: Glossary

    1 kilobyte (K) is equal to 1,024 bytes or characters; 64K indicates 65,536 bytes or characters. Cable Throughout this Altos S205F / S200F User’s Manual this term is used in accordance with the preferred US context of: “an insulated flexible electric wire used for the transmission of data signals between computer equipment.”...
  • Page 56 Module (power supply, drive, I/O) A module is a power supply, disk drive or electronics unit held in a carrier that plugs into a bay inside the enclosure. An Altos S205F / S200F Storage System enclosure can contain sixteen drive modules, two power supply/cooling modules and two I/O modules.
  • Page 57: Index

    Index AC PSU 2, 4, 24 Alarm Mute push-button 13 anti-static wrist or ankle strap 22 anti-tamper lock 12, 37 Audible Alarm 6, 13 Backplane 2, 22, 23 bay 2, 19, 20, 22 chassis 2, 23 Disk 41 disk drive 2, 22 Disk Drives LEDs 41 drive array 26 drive carrier 35...
  • Page 58 Acer S205F / S200F User’s Manual Visible and Audible Alarms 13...

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