HP Kayak XU04 Installation And Configuration Manual

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  • Page 1 HP FastRAID Installation and Configuration Guide...
  • Page 2 Adaptec®, ArrayConfig , ARO , CI/O , Array1000 , and RAIDport are trademarks of Adaptec Incorporated. Windows NT is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Hewlett-Packard France Performance Desktop Computing Operation 38053 Grenoble Cedex 9 France © 1998 Hewlett-Packard Company Francais...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Configuring HP FastRAID ........4...
  • Page 4 HP FastRAID Installation and Configuration Guide...
  • Page 5: Introduction

    “Installing HP FastRAID” on page 3, and “Configuring HP FastRAID” on page 4. NOTE The HP FastRAID Accessory Kit is intended for use only with HP Kayak XU and XW PC Workstations equipped with a RAIDport connector running Windows NT 4.0.
  • Page 6: Installing Hp Fastraid

    Installing HP FastRAID To install the Adaptec step-by-step instructions below. 1 Remove the computer’s cover. Refer to the User’s Guide that came with your PC or PC Workstation, if necessary. WARNING For your safety, never remove the computer’s cover without first removing the power cord and any connection to a telecommunications network.
  • Page 7: Configuring Hp Fastraid

    Double click on the file The ArrayConfig bootable utility diskette has been created. 2 Create an Array 1000 Family driver diskette from the HP Kayak XU/XW PC Workstation Drivers and Utilities CD-ROM. a Insert the Drivers and Utilities CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive and a blank, formatted diskette into the floppy disk drive.
  • Page 8 Setup program Boot>Boot Order 3 Some HP FastRAID configurations require two hard drives. If you need to install an additional drive, we strongly recommend that you select an drive that matches the original drive in both capacity and performance (consult an authorized HP dealer for the appropriate HP accessory drive).
  • Page 9 Using Express Setup To create an array using Express Setup, you will need to do the following: 1 Select the ArrayConfig menu option by pressing the hot key letter that appears in a different color. (The hot key letters are underlined in the following instructions).
  • Page 10 7 When the next menu appears, select the type of application that you will run on your computer. (Select what type of application you will use.) ArrayConfig will use your answer to create the best array configuration for your applications. 8 When the next menu appears, select a boot order for the new array.
  • Page 11 16 When the Setup program has finished detecting storage devices, press to configure additional SCSI adapters. 17 From the list of adapters, select a custom driver. 18 Insert the Adaptec Array1000 driver diskette in drive A and press 19 Press to select the Adaptec Array1000 driver.
  • Page 12: Installing The Hp Raid Device Manager

    Installing the HP RAID Device Manager After installing Windows NT 4.0 on your computer, continue by installing the HP RAID Device Manager. You can use the HP RAID Device Manager to provide configuration and performance information, and to change array settings. For instructions on using the HP RAID Device Manager, refer to the HP RAID Device Manager’s online Help.
  • Page 13: Optimizing Performance

    You can install the HP RAID Device Manager from the Drivers and Utilities CD-ROM or the HP Web site. The first time you use the HP RAID Device Manager, no password is set. When requested to enter the Old Password, press Password box.
  • Page 14 To create an array using Custom Setup, you will need to do the following: NOTE You can also perform most of these advanced options with the HP RAID Device Manager once you’ve completed the installation and the HP RAID Device Manager has been installed. Refer to the HP RAID Device Manager’s online Help for more information on using this utility.
  • Page 15 8 Type the number of drives you want in the array, not including spare drives, and press assignment is listed on the screen. (You will not be prompted for the number of drives if you are creating a RAID 1 array, because RAID 1 arrays have two drives by definition.) NOTE When you select a single hard drive for RAID 0, the drive will be striped...
  • Page 16 If the drives contain data, all the data is lost when you initialize the array. Select another system or if you are using drives other than new HP accessory drives (where there’s a possibility of surface defects). Low-level formatting takes a long time for large disk drives. (Refer to the section “Initializing an Array”...
  • Page 17 19 Press to have Setup detect the mass storage devices on your computer. 20 At the prompt, insert Setup Disk 3 and press 21 When the Setup program has finished detecting storage devices, press to configure additional SCSI adapters. 22 From the list of adapters, select custom driver.
  • Page 18 Making the Array Bootable Follow these steps if you want your computer to boot from the newly created array or if you want to change the boot order of existing arrays: 1 Select Singles and Arrays window appears. 2 If the newly created array is listed as Unit 0 at the top of the list, no changes are necessary;...
  • Page 19 NOTE You can identify individual drives by blinking the drive lights while you are running the HP RAID Device Manager software. Refer to the HP RAID Device Manager Software online documentation for more information. 16 English from the Disk Array Operations menu.
  • Page 20 Initializing an Array When you create a new array in Custom Setup, you are automatically prompted to initialize (format) it. You can also select the Format/Initialize Array option as a separate Custom Setup command. This could be necessary to re-initialize an array that has become corrupted.
  • Page 21 6 When the list of block sizes appears, select a block size. The allowable block sizes are 8, 16, 32, 64 (the default), or 128 KBytes. (This menu does not appear if the array is a RAID 1 array with only two drives.) The default block size gives the best overall performance.
  • Page 22 5 Select a SCSI channel on the left, if necessary, and then press move to the list of disks on the right. Disks are grayed out if they are already used in an array, or if they are smaller than the members of the array.
  • Page 23: Resolving Problems

    Exit the ArrayConfig utility and reboot your computer. 3 Check the HP Setup settings to make sure that each drive has a unique SCSI ID. 20 English...
  • Page 24 16/8-bit SCSI fixed in a later version of the BIOS. Check the World Wide Web at the following site: http://www.hp.com/go/kayaksupport/ this has been corrected. Consequence: you cannot boot from devices connected to the Symbios controller at the same time as Wide SCSI devices. It is, however, possible to manually switch from bootable SCSI devices, connected to the Symbios controller, to Wide SCSI devices.
  • Page 25: Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions Q: Can I boot from an array? A: Yes, you can boot without any problem from an array. Q: If you have two UltraWide SCSI drives connected to the RAID controller, does one of them have to be the bootable drive? A: No, the entire RAID array is bootable rather than the individual drives that make up the array.
  • Page 26 The only way to boot on the non-RAID device is to go to the SCSISelect Utility, then select Configure/View Interface Settings. Use the arrow keys to select the SCSI Device Configuration, then in the Include in BIOS Scan option, move to the SCSI Device ID to be disabled and press key.
  • Page 27: Technical Information

    Technical Information Technical Specifications Specification Advanced RAID features SCSI channels Array support Operating system support Physical and Environmental Specifications Specification Dimensions Operating temperature Humidity (operating) 24 English English Description • RAID coprocessor • Array status monitoring and event notification • Adjustable stripe width AIC-7880 system board SCSI chip connected to RAIDport connector 1 or 2 10 krpm drives can be configured for RAID levels...
  • Page 28: Hp Hardware Warranty

    HP Hardware Warranty This HP accessory is covered by a limited hardware warranty for a period of one year from the date of purchase by the original end-user. The type of service provided is return to an HP or repair-authorized reseller service-center.
  • Page 29: Regulatory

    • connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected • consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Hewlett-Packard’s FCC Compliance Tests were conducted with HP-supported peripheral devices and HP shielded cables, such as those you receive with your system. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Hewlett-Packard could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
  • Page 30 Part Number D6690-90001 Revision 1.1 (US only)

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