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HP 12200 Gateway Virtual Library System
User Guide
This document describes the HP StorageWorks VLS12200 Gateway systems to facilitate their installation, operation, and
maintenance. This document is intended for system administrators who are experienced with setting up and managing large
storage systems.
HP Part Number: BW403- 1 0001
Published: June 201 1
Edition: First


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  • Page 1 HP 12200 Gateway Virtual Library System User Guide Abstract This document describes the HP StorageWorks VLS12200 Gateway systems to facilitate their installation, operation, and maintenance. This document is intended for system administrators who are experienced with setting up and managing large storage systems.
  • Page 2 © Copyright 201 1, 201 1 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents 1 Introduction.....................11 VLS12200 Gateway Components.....................11 2 Hardware Installation................13 Preparing for the Installation.....................13 Prepare the EVA for the VLS12000 Gateway.................13 Tools for Installation......................13 Taking ESD Precautions......................13 Grounding Methods to Prevent Electrostatic Discharge............14 Unpacking..........................14 Removing the Packing Materials....................14 Rack Planning Resources......................14 Rack Requirements........................15 Rack Warnings........................15 Identifying the VLS Shipping Carton Contents................15...
  • Page 4 Echo Copy Pool Operations.....................39 Creating an Echo Copy Pool....................40 Creating Virtual Tapes......................42 Restoring from a SAN Physical Cartridge................43 Restoring from a LAN/WAN Virtual Cartridge...............44 Loading Blank Media into an Echo Copy Pool...............44 Loading Media into an Echo Copy Pool for Overwrite.............44 Restarting a Broken Mirror....................45 Viewing Cartridges in Automigration Source Libraries.............45 Viewing Automigration Cartridges in the Firesafe..............46...
  • Page 5 Editing a LAN/WAN Replication Target................63 Deleting a LAN/WAN Replication Target................64 Changing the LAN/WAN Replication Target Password............64 Clearing the Source VLS from the LAN/WAN Replication Target..........64 Automigration/Replication Reporting..................64 Status of all Cartridges.......................65 Summary of Cartridges by Status..................65 Cartridge Details......................66 Configuring the Cartridge Status..................66 Viewing the Current Status of Jobs..................66 Configuring Automigration Job Reports.................67 Viewing the Job History......................67...
  • Page 6 Managing Virtual Device LUNs....................90 Default LUN Numbering.....................90 Operating System LUN Requirements and Restrictions.............90 LUN Masking........................91 LUN Mapping........................91 Setting the Default LUN Mapping..................91 Mapping LUNs by Device....................92 Mapping LUNs by Host....................93 Setting Up the Hosts......................93 Dual Port Virtual Devices.....................95 Creating a Virtual Library......................95 Editing a Virtual Library......................97 Creating Tape Drives.......................97 Creating Cartridges........................99...
  • Page 7 Viewing Additional Information about a Library............121 Viewing Additional Information about a Cartridge............122 Libraries View......................123 Cartridges View......................124 Performance and Storage Use Reports..................125 Exporting CSV Data......................125 Configuring Performance Reports and Notifications..............125 Current Status Tab.......................125 Performance History Tab....................126 SAN Health Tab and Notifications................126 Physical Capacity Notifications..................126 Logical Capacity Notifications..................126 Current Status........................126...
  • Page 8 Grounding Methods to Prevent Electrostatic Damage............154 Warnings and Cautions....................155 Preparation Procedures......................155 Extending a VLS Node from the Rack.................155 Removing a VLS Node from the Rack..................156 Removing the VLS Node Access Panel................156 Installing the VLS Node Access Panel..................156 VLS Node Component Replacement..................156 SATA Hard Drive......................156 DVD-CD Drive.........................158 Power Supply........................159...
  • Page 9 FCC rating label......................180 Class A equipment......................180 Class B equipment......................180 Declaration of Conformity for products marked with the FCC logo, United States only....181 Modification........................181 Cables...........................181 Canadian Notice (Avis Canadien)..................181 Class A Equipment......................181 Class B Equipment......................181 European Union Notice......................181 Japanese Notices.........................182 Japanese VCCI-A Notice....................182 Japanese VCCI-B Notice....................182 Japanese Power Cord Statement..................182 Korean Notices........................182...
  • Page 10 Japanese Battery Notice....................192 Spanish Battery Notice.....................193 Glossary....................194 Index.......................199 Contents...
  • Page 11: Introduction

    1 Introduction The HP StorageWorks virtual library system (VLS) family consists of RAID disk-based SAN backup devices that emulate physical tape libraries, allowing you to perform disk-to-virtual tape (disk-to-disk) backups using your existing backup applications. The VLS family includes different series of models that vary in storage capacity and performance.
  • Page 12 Up to six nodes can be added to a gateway for a total of eight nodes in a single gateway. You can increase capacity by purchasing capacity licenses, each of which adds licensing for one additional external array LUN and increases maximum external capacity by up to 2 TB. Adding nodes and licenses increases the gateway storage capacity as shown in Table 1 (page 12).
  • Page 13: Hardware Installation

    2 Hardware Installation This section details the steps to install the VLS hardware from installation preparation to final cabling. Preparing for the Installation Prepare the EVA for the VLS12000 Gateway Arrays that will be connected to the VLS Gateway must already be setup with the appropriate configuration as described in the solutions guide, including: Command View EVA is installed, at firmware revision 5100 or later, and functioning properly.
  • Page 14: Grounding Methods To Prevent Electrostatic Discharge

    Grounding Methods to Prevent Electrostatic Discharge Several methods are used for grounding. Use one or more of the following methods when handling or installing electrostatic-sensitive parts: Use a wrist strap connected by a ground cord to a grounded workstation or computer chassis. Wrist straps are flexible straps with a minimum of 1 megaohm ±10 percent resistance in the ground cords.
  • Page 15: Rack Requirements

    Cabling servers in a rack ◦ Coupling multiple racks ◦ The Rack Products Documentation CD enables you to view, search, and print documentation for HP and Compaq branded racks and rack options. It also helps you set up and optimize a rack in a manner that best fits your environment.
  • Page 16: Vls12200 Base System Shipping Carton

    VLS12200 Base System Shipping Carton Item Description VLS12200 nodes (2) Ethernet switches 6600–24G (2) 1U rack mounting hardware kits (4) and documentation Loopback plugs for FC ports (4) Power cords (8) VLS Quick Restore DVDs (2) Printed VLS node installation poster (1) Air plenums for Ethernet switches (2), not shown Ethernet cables (5), not shown (shipped separately) VLS12200 Expansion Kit Shipping Carton...
  • Page 17: Installing The Vls Node Into A Rack

    Item Description Printed VLS node installation poster (1) Ethernet cables (2), not shown (shipped separately) Installing the VLS Node into a Rack NOTE: If you are installing the node into a telco rack, order the appropriate option kit at the web site:
  • Page 18: Cabling The Vls Node

    Cabling the VLS Node Table 2 Cabling the Node Item Description Connects to FC port 4 Primary node: connects to your system's backend storage via FC cable. Secondary nodes: connects to your system's backend storage via FC cable. FC port 3 Primary node: connects to your system's backend storage via FC cable.
  • Page 19: Installing The Ethernet Switches Into A Rack

    IMPORTANT: Do not touch the Fibre Channel cable tips. Do not secure Fibre Channel cable with cable ties. Installing the Ethernet Switches into a Rack Installing the switch into the rack involves installing the rails in the rack, attaching the mounting brackets to the switch, and installing the switch into the rack.
  • Page 20: Installing Cage Nuts And Rail Flanges

    Installing Cage Nuts and Rail Flanges On the rack vertical posts, mark the holes (three on each front vertical post and two on each rear vertical post) that will be used by the rail flanges. Then, from the inside of each vertical post, insert a cage-nut into each marked hole.
  • Page 21: Mounting Ethernet Switch 6600-24G Into The Rack

    Mounting Ethernet Switch 6600-24G into the Rack From the back of the rack, align the grooved ends of the switch rails with the posts on the mounting flanges. Placing the grooved ends between the mounting flange and the loose washer and nut provides guidance.
  • Page 22: Cabling Ethernet Switches 6600-24G

    Cabling Ethernet Switches 6600–24G Connect an Ethernet cable from port 24 on switch #1 to port 24 of switch #2. Using Velcro®, secure the excess cable to the right side of the rack. WARNING! Do not connect cables to unused ports on Ethernet switch #1 or #2. Doing so could result in data loss.
  • Page 23: Multi-Node Setup

    3 Multi-node Setup This section explains how to configure the identities of each node after the nodes and other components of the system are installed and cabled. Configuring Primary Node 0 To configure the primary node: On the primary node, connect to the serial port or use the keyboard and mouse ports to connect to a console.
  • Page 24: Storage Configuration

    4 Storage Configuration This section describes how to configure the storage after the nodes have been configured. Establishing Communication Between the VLS12200 Gateway and the This section describes how to establish communication between the VLS12200 Gateway and the EVA by adding hosts and ports to the EVA and then presenting the LUNs. Verifying Array Zoning Verify that you have configured the zoning between the EVA ports and all storage ports on all the nodes of your VLS Gateway.
  • Page 25 From the Storage tab navigation tree, select the EVA storage system that will be used for the VLS Gateway, then Hosts. In the status pane, click Add Host to display the Add a Host screen. Enter the Host name (preferably the VLS hostname), enter or select one of the WWPNs (noted in the previous step) in the Port WW Name box on the VLS Gateway, and select Linux for the Host OS (Figure 3 (page...
  • Page 26: Managing Vls12200 Gateway Capacity

    Continue to add ports until all of the ports on the VLS Gateway are added and are listed on the Host Properties screen in the status pane. Present the LUNs: CAUTION: Present only the disks that you wish to use with the VLS Gateway because existing data will be destroyed during storage pool configuration.
  • Page 27: Discovering Array Luns

    Create storage pools. See Configuring Storage Pools. Destroy storage pools. See Deleting Array LUNs Enable device-side data compression when creating new tape drives. See “Creating Tape Drives” (page 97) Discovering Array LUNs Discover the LUNs, either by rebooting the entire VLS Gateway or: Open a Command View VLS session and log in as the administrator.
  • Page 28: Deleting Array Luns

    Deleting Array LUNs CAUTION: Deleting an EVA LUN that is part of an existing storage pool will result in the loss of all cartridge data for that storage pool. To remove a LUN from the device: Unpresent the LUN to the VLS (see instructions below) or delete the LUN from the external array.
  • Page 29: Configuring Storage Pools

    CAUTION: LUN numbering must be sequential with no gaps. Gaps in LUN numbering will prevent the VLS Gateway from recognizing any nodes with any LUNs after the gap. For example, if LUN numbering is 0, 1, 2, 4, 5, the VLS Gateway will not recognize LUNs 4 and Configuring Storage Pools VLS automatically creates one storage pool.
  • Page 30: Destroying Storage Pools

    NOTE: View the World Wide Unique Lun ID on the storage LUN list (on the System screen) to identify which LUNs are associated with each array. Use the Format check box to indicate whether the selected LUNs are initialized (formatted) when added to the pool.
  • Page 31: Installing Additional Licenses

    Figure 8 Confirm Destroy Storage Pool window Select Next to destroy the pool. A second page of the Confirm Destroy <storagepool name> screen is displayed, containing the following text: WARNING: Existing data in StoragePool # will be destroyed and cannot be recovered.
  • Page 32 Unconfigured VLS12200 Gateway array LUNs are counted by the system; therefore, they can contribute to license violations. Deduplication: A VLS deduplication license must be installed on the VLS before you can use the deduplication feature. The number of deduplication licenses must match or exceed the number of capacity licenses installed.
  • Page 33: Automigration/Replication

    5 Automigration/Replication Instead of the preferred method of copying virtual media to physical media via the backup application, another option is to perform transparent tape migration via the VLS device using automigration. Automigration describes the feature in which the Virtual Library System acts as a tape copy engine that transfers data from virtual cartridges on disk to a physical tape library connected to the VLS device.
  • Page 34: Smart Copy Concepts

    The backup application will not be aware of any copy failures. Any mistakes in destination library media management will also affect the virtual cartridges. For example, if new tapes are not loaded into the destination library, the physical copy will not exist.
  • Page 35: Replication Concepts

    the backup application using SMI-S V1.3 software, and the VLS then performs the specified copy (for example from a virtual cartridge to a destination cartridge, or from a destination cartridge back to a virtual cartridge, etc.). The backup application tracks the virtual cartridges and the destination cartridges separately since they have different barcodes and potentially different contents.
  • Page 36: Tape Initialization

    NOTE: All of the information on automigration also applies to replication except where specifically dealing with physical tapes (e.g., ejecting media) and where noted. Otherwise, where the information refers to physical cartridges, for replication assume virtual cartridges instead. NOTE: Replication is deduplication-enabled if you have purchased the appropriate replication and deduplication licenses, and your backup ISVs and data types are supported for deduplication.
  • Page 37: Connecting A Destination Library To The Vls12200 Gateway

    Using automigration, you can share a single destination library across multiple virtual libraries (maximum of 20 drives on the physical libraries), or configure multiple destination libraries to be used in a single virtual library. CAUTION: Automigration only supports destination libraries that have homogeneous drive types; for example, all drives are LTO-2.
  • Page 38: Unmanaging A San Or Lan/Wan Library

    Select the Automigration/Replication tab. The Summary for All Managed Destination Libraries screen displays. Select Manage LAN/WAN Replication Library from the task bar. Enter the name or IP address of the host containing the LAN/WAN replication target you just created. Select Submit. On the next screen, select the LAN/WAN replication target to manage.
  • Page 39: Echo Copy Pool Operations

    NOTE: You can only select one library to unmanage at a time. To unmanage additional libraries, repeat the procedure for each library to unmanage. Select Submit. The Destination Library Details screen displays, with the message, “The library, [library name], was unmanaged successfully.” Echo Copy Pool Operations Echo copy acts as a transparent disk cache to the physical library, so that the backup application writes to virtual cartridges in the virtual library.
  • Page 40: Creating An Echo Copy Pool

    Creating an Echo Copy Pool Echo copy pools are created from physical library slots after a destination tape library is added to the VLS automigration configuration. Each echo copy pool defines: The single destination library The single source virtual library The slot range The echo copy pool policy Each virtual library has a SAN policy, and those used as a replication library will also have a...
  • Page 41 NOTE: The sizing factor is crucial to creating the right size virtual tapes. When determining the sizing factor of the virtual tapes, keep in mind the following: ◦ The sizing factor should be based on the size of the physical tape or the tape type if possible.
  • Page 42: Creating Virtual Tapes

    LAN/WAN libraries: Priority — the priority this echo copy pool takes over other copy pools during the backup window. Deduplication Timeout (only if you selected deduplicated replication on the previous screen) — if the cartridge fails to deduplicate within the timeout limit you set, the entire cartridge is copied over in non-deduplicated mode.
  • Page 43: Restoring From A San Physical Cartridge

    NOTE: The tape is only created if a header exists and is legible by the system. Restoring from a SAN Physical Cartridge If the destination tape is still loaded in the destination library, then its matching virtual cartridge will still be present in the virtual library. In this case, you can simply restore from the virtual cartridge using the backup application.
  • Page 44: Restoring From A Lan/Wan Virtual Cartridge

    NOTE: Using Load Media for Restore will create a virtual tape if one does not already exist. Restoring from a LAN/WAN Virtual Cartridge From Command View VLS: Click the Automigration/Replication tab. Under Destination Libraries in the navigation tree, expand the library you want to restore. From the navigation tree, select Slots.
  • Page 45: Restarting A Broken Mirror

    Select the Automigration/Replication tab. In the navigation tree, expand Destination Libraries and then the library of interest. Select Mailslot to display the list of mailslots on that library. From the task bar, select Load Media for Overwrite to open the Load Media for Overwrite screen.
  • Page 46: Viewing Automigration Cartridges In The Firesafe

    The right hand pane then shows all the automigration virtual cartridges (alphabetically by bar code) in the source libraries and information including the cartridge state, last written date, destination library, and destination slot. Viewing Automigration Cartridges in the Firesafe When a cartridge is ejected from the destination library, its matching virtual cartridge is automatically ejected out of the virtual library and moved into the device's firesafe.
  • Page 47: Changing The Number Of Drives In A Smart Copy Pool

    Select the Automigration/Replication tab and expand the task bar of the navigation tree so that you can see all the items listed under Destination Libraries. Select Copy Pools on a destination library for which you want to create a pool. From the task bar, select Create Smart Copy Pool.
  • Page 48: Loading Media Into A Smart Copy Pool For Overwrite

    Loading Media into a Smart Copy Pool for Overwrite To load a scratch or expired tape (a tape that was previously backed up to and is being reused) from a mailslot on a destination library into a smart copy pool, use Load media for overwrite: From the navigation tree under the appropriate destination library, select MailSlot to display the list of mailslots on that library.
  • Page 49: Changing The Slot Mapping For A Lan/Wan Library

    Select OK from the dialog box. The copy pool details screen refreshes and the message, “The slot map was successfully deleted from [copy pool name]” displays. NOTE: If a tape is in a newly unmapped section of a library, the tape will be moved to the firesafe.
  • Page 50: Editing The San Or Lan/Wan Policy

    Select OK in the dialog box. The copy pool details screen refreshes and the message, “The slot map was successfully deleted from [copy pool name]” displays. To add slot mapping to any copy pool which does not have slots mapped: Follow steps 1 through 5 above.
  • Page 51: San Destination Library Operations

    Select the copy pool on the Summary for Copy Pools screen to open the Echo Copy Details screen. From the task bar, select Delete. Select OK from the dialog box. The Copy Pools screen is refreshed and the deleted pool is no longer listed. NOTE: Deleting a copy pool moves the associated virtual tapes into the firesafe.
  • Page 52 The Cartridge Status column of the Summary for Slots screen is particularly useful with echo copy because the backup application is not aware of any copy failures. The status of the physical cartridges in the destination library will be one of the following: Status message Pool type Description...
  • Page 53 Status message Pool type Description Mirror Preprocess Pending* Echo Copy A mirror preprocess job is awaiting resources in order to run. Mirror Postprocessing* Echo Copy Expanding deduplication instructions to update the target cartridge. Cleanup* Echo Copy Cleaning up replication data on the source. Eject Broken Echo Copy A problem occurred when attempting to eject a physical cartridge.
  • Page 54: Advanced Search For Slots

    Status message Pool type Description Bad Tape Tape Import Unable to read the physical tape. Signal to tape operator to remove the tape from the physical library. Unloaded Bad Tape Tape Import Unable to read the physical tape and the tape has been ejected. Skipped Tape Import The tape operator skipped this tape (possibly because it was missing...
  • Page 55: Placing A Library Offline Or Online

    On the Automigration/Replication tab, expand the destination library in the navigation tree and select Slots to open the Summary for Slots screen. Select Copy Now from the task bar. On the Copy Now screen, select the slots you want to replicate. Select Submit.
  • Page 56: Ejecting Media From A Slot Into An Empty Mailslot

    Click Move. The Move Media History screen displays the current status of the move. The possible status messages are Moving, Waiting, Successful, and Failed. If the status of the move is still Waiting, you can click Cancel to stop the move. Ejecting Media from a Slot into an Empty Mailslot You can eject media from a slot into an empty mailslot within the same library using Eject Media.
  • Page 57: Scanning A San Destination Library

    In the task bar, select Restart Automigration/Replication Services. The screen displays a warning. Select Restart. (You can select Return to cancel the restart.) The screen displays a summary of the restarted services. Select Return. Scanning a SAN Destination Library For an initial setup, or to force an immediate synchronization of data, scan the appropriate destination library.
  • Page 58: Generating A San Destination Library Support Ticket

    From the navigation tree, select the appropriate destination library or disk drive. From the task bar, select Deploy Firmware. From the DEPLOY LIBRARY FIRMWARE screen firmware list, select the firmware to install. A dialog box displays to confirm the selection. From the dialog box, select OK.
  • Page 59: Running A San Destination Library Drive Assessment Test

    Running a SAN Destination Library Drive Assessment Test To run a drive assessment test: Place the appropriate library offline (see “Placing a Library Offline or Online” (page 55)). In the navigation tree, select the drive to be tested. From the task bar, select Drive Assessment Test. A dialog box displays, warning that the test will erase all data on a cartridge, if there is a cartridge on that drive.
  • Page 60: Stopping A Tape Export

    10. From the navigation tree, select Import/Export Pools, and then select the newly created export pool to see the Tape Export Pool Details screen. The data from the selected library slots is copying to the physical tapes. When the data has finished exporting to the tapes, the status of the copy pool changes to “Importing.”...
  • Page 61: Pausing, Resuming, And Canceling Replication Jobs

    On the Automigration/Replication tab, expand the destination library in the navigation tree and select Slots to open the Summary for Slots screen. Select Non Deduplicated Copy from the task bar. On the Non Deduplicated Copy screen, select the slots you want to replicate. Select Submit.
  • Page 62 If you did not select your library from the navigation tree, select the library on which you want to add the target from the Local Library menu. The Available Slot Ranges section indicates the slots that are available on the library you just selected.
  • Page 63: Viewing The Replication Target Slot Details

    NOTE: When you configure a virtual library as a LAN/WAN replication target with Echo Copy, you may also need to hide it (e.g., using LUN masking or port mapping/zoning) from the front-end SAN in the case where the same backup application instance sees both the source and destination VLS devices.
  • Page 64: Deleting A Lan/Wan Replication Target

    NOTE: When adding multiple availability windows, you must select Add for each new availability window or the system will not record it. Select Submit. Deleting a LAN/WAN Replication Target Select the Automigration/Replication tab. Expand LAN/WAN Replication Targets on the navigation tree. Select the LAN/WAN replication target you wish to delete.
  • Page 65: Status Of All Cartridges

    Status of all Cartridges The Summary of All Cartridges Managed by Automigration/Replication screen provides a quick view of the status of all cartridges that are managed by automigration/replication. Each managed cartridge is counted among only one of the listed statuses with the exception of the first status which can contain cartridges listed elsewhere.
  • Page 66: Cartridge Details

    Restart Broken Mirror — see “Restarting a Broken Mirror” (page 45). Restore Media — see “Restoring from a LAN/WAN Virtual Cartridge” (page 44). Pause Job — pause one or more Mirror jobs. See “Pausing, Resuming, and Canceling Replication Jobs” (page 61).
  • Page 67: Configuring Automigration Job Reports

    Job type – Mirror Preprocessing or Mirror Start time % complete Time of the last update Source and target locations The node the job is running on Status – active or pending Expected completion time The drive the job is running on Change the number of rows displaying on the screen using the Page Size menu.
  • Page 68: Exporting The Job History To A Csv File

    The job history table displays for each job: Barcode Start and end times Size in MB Data transfer time Total processing time Transfer rate Source and target locations The node the job is running on Completion status Compression (yes or no) The performance graph maps the MB per second against the time it took the jobs to complete.
  • Page 69: Configuring The Gui Displays

    To change the display, change the number of days for which you want to see the summary, and/or select to view the device data as it acts as the Target, and select Update. The table refreshes to reflect the new information. You can export the data currently displayed by selecting Export Displayed Data in the task bar.
  • Page 70: Deduplication

    6 Deduplication Deduplication is the functionality in which only a single copy of a data block is stored on a device. Duplicate information is removed, allowing you to store more data in a given amount of space and restore data using lower bandwidth links. The HP StorageWorks virtual library system uses Accelerated deduplication.
  • Page 71: Installing The Deduplication Licenses

    entire backup job and to prevent too many backup jobs from piling up on the same cartridge, but small enough that you are not wasting overall cartridge space. Additional nodes — For systems with long backup windows, you may want to include additional nodes to speed up the post-processing deduplication.
  • Page 72: Editing The Data Protector Configuration

    Figure 9 Configuring Deduplication Options Select the data types to change. Select the new policy state or deduplication algorithm from the appropriate list. By default, deduplication is enabled for all data types that support it. By default, file servers will back up using a file-level differencing algorithm. Because in some cases this algorithm may be less space efficient (e.g., if the file server is full of very small files), there is a backup-level algorithm.
  • Page 73: Viewing Deduplication Statistics And Reports

    Viewing Deduplication Statistics and Reports In Command View VLS, you can view statistics on the deduplication process by summary, backup report, cartridge report, or system capacity. Deduplication Summary The Deduplication Summary displays a graph depicting the storage savings achieved with data that has been fully deduplicated.
  • Page 74 Pending Reclamation — the differencing is complete (duplicate data has been identified) and space reclamation is now waiting for full cartridges before it can begin. Partially Reclaimed — in a backup job that spanned multiple cartridges, the full cartridges have been space reclaimed but the last tape in the spanned set (which is partially full) is waiting until that tape is full before it can reclaim space.
  • Page 75: Operation

    7 Operation This section describes how to power on and power off the VLS nodes. Powering on the VLS12200 System Power on all arrays connected to the VLS. Power on the two private LAN switches connected to the VLS. Plug the VLS nodes' AC power cords into a power source if not already connected. Press the VLS secondary nodes' Power On/Standby button.
  • Page 76: Powering Off The System

    To reboot the system from Command View VLS: Verify that any backup or restore operation has completed and that the VLS is idle. Click the System tab. Select Chassis in the navigation tree. Under Maintenance Tasks, select System Maintenance. Select Restart All Nodes from the task bar. Restart Head Wizard displays.
  • Page 77 If removing the access panel from a node: Go to the back of the rack and locate the node by identifying the illuminated rear UID LED button. Unplug the node AC power cords from the power source. The node is now without power. Powering Off the System...
  • Page 78: User Interfaces

    8 User Interfaces This section describes the three user interfaces (UIs) that can be used to configure, manage, and monitor the VLS over the web, remotely over the LAN, or through a serial connection. It also provides instructions on how to open and close a connection to the VLS for each type of user interface. User Interface Requirements VLS user interfaces lists the VLS user interfaces and their requirements.
  • Page 79: Window Regions

    Installing VLS firmware updates Saving and restoring VLS network settings and virtual library configurations Restarting VLS device emulations and Command View VLS Viewing and saving VLS trace log files Command View VLS is installed on the VLS and communicates through the LAN. Users can open a Command View VLS session from a web browser on the LAN, or HP Systems Insight Manager.
  • Page 80: Installing The Ssl Certificate Into Your Web Browser

    NOTE: Entering “http://<fully qualified name>” instead of the above URL automatically redirects you to the secure “https://<fully qualified name>” connection. All communications are over a secure connection. If a Security Alert window opens and prompts you to accept the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate, install the SSL certificate as described in “Installing the SSL Certificate into your Web Browser”...
  • Page 81: Restarting Command View Vls

    Select View certificates. A Certificate window opens. Select Install Certificate... to launch the Certificate Wizard. Select Next. Make sure that Automatically select the certificate store based on the type of certificate (the default) is chosen and select Next. Select Finish. A Security Window opens.
  • Page 82: Opening A Secure Shell Session

    A secure shell or serial session provides the following: Setting the VLS network settings Configuration and management of VLS virtual devices (libraries and tape drives) and cartridges Changing of the default Fibre Channel host port settings Viewing and deleting VLS notification alerts Configuring VLS mail and SNMP notification alert settings Editing VLS account passwords Enabling and disabling storage capacity oversubscription...
  • Page 83: Configuration

    9 Configuration This section describes how to configure and manage the VLS network settings, user preferences, Fibre Channel host ports (optional), virtual libraries, tape drives, and cartridges. Setting the Network Settings Before you can open a Command View VLS or secure shell session, set the network settings. The network settings can be set using either the VLS discovery utility (see Setting the Network Settings using the VLS Discovery...
  • Page 84 Figure 1 1 VLS discovery utility — main window To visually identify a device listed, select the device from the list and click Beacon. This will illuminate an LED on the device for the specified length of time. In the case of the VLS, the UID LED button on the VLS node illuminates. Select the VLS from the list of devices and click Configure.
  • Page 85: Setting The Network Settings Using The Cli Command Set

    Enter an IP address in the IP Address box. Enter the subnet mask in the Subnet Mask box. NOTE: To display the correct subnet mask, gateway, DNS server, and domain name settings for the VLS, open a DOS window on the computer running the VLS discovery utility and type ipconfig /all Enter the gateway in the Gateway box.
  • Page 86: Setting The Network Settings Using Command View Vls

    NOTE: More than one network value can be set at a time or you can set them individually. To reset a value, enter “ “ (quoted space) as the value. NOTE: If you need to clear the DNS completely, set the DHCP to false and enter for both the first and second DNS server addresses.
  • Page 87: Editing The Default Fibre Channel Host Port Settings

    Set the frequency at which the system state is checked and the browser is refreshed Add the VLS administrator's name, company, mail, and phone number, and the VLS location to the Identity tab window Set the maximum number of notification alerts to store To set the user preferences, from Command View VLS: From the System tab, select Chassis in the navigation tree.
  • Page 88: Managing Oversubscription

    Figure 14 Fibre Channel Host Ports window Enter a value for the Loop ID in the Loop ID Preferred box for each Fibre Channel host port to use for prioritizing communication requests with the VLS. If the Fibre Channel host port's topology is Fabric, the Loop ID value is ignored. Select the Fibre Channel host port's topology in the Topology Preferred box for each Fibre Channel host port.
  • Page 89: Shutdown At 98% Capacity

    Select the System tab. Select Chassis in the navigation tree. The chassis details window opens. In the Oversubscription section, select Enabled. The Notify when storage capacity is [x] % Full box defaults to 90. You may change the value or leave it at 90. This percentage value is the threshold of storage space consumed that when reached triggers a storage capacity notification alert.
  • Page 90: Managing Virtual Device Luns

    of the additional storage you make available by erasing cartridges. First erase cartridges from your backup application, then follow the procedure below. From Command View VLS: On the System tab, select Chassis from the navigation screen to open the Chassis status screen. Select Reclaim Space in the task bar.
  • Page 91: Lun Masking

    erroneously report that there are no LUNs (virtual devices) on that port. If the operating system sees a LUN0, LUN1, and LUN2 but not a LUN3 on the port, it will stop looking for LUNs on that port when the gap in the LUN numbering is encountered. Even though there may be more LUNs, such as LUN4, the operating system will erroneously report that there are only three LUNs on the port.
  • Page 92: Mapping Luns By Device

    Select LUN Mapping in the navigation tree. If this is not your first time changing the setting, select Change Host Access Mode in the task bar. Initially, All Devices is selected, and LUN mapping is disabled. To enable LUN mapping, select User-Defined. Select Apply.
  • Page 93: Mapping Luns By Host

    To unmap LUNs by device: Navigate to the Device View window. See the mapping procedure above. Select the appropriate library from the Choose a Library list. Select the devices to unmap. Select Unmap next to the Choose hosts list. The window refreshes and the newly unmapped devices disappear from the device list. They are no longer visible to the hosts.
  • Page 94 Select Host Setup. The Host Setup window displays a list of the host world wide port numbers (WWPNs) seen by the VLS Fibre Channel host ports on the SAN (Figure 16 (page 94)). Figure 16 LUN Mapping Host Setup window To add a host WWPN: Open the Host Setup window.
  • Page 95: Dual Port Virtual Devices

    Select Remove Hosts. The window refreshes and displays a message indicating the hosts were removed successfully. The hosts no longer appear on the list. Dual Port Virtual Devices When creating a library robot LUN or tape drive LUNs, you can present the virtual devices to a pair of host ports rather than just one port.
  • Page 96 Select the Fibre Channel host port and node on which to present the virtual library. Only one port or port pair may be selected. Select the type of tape library to emulate. NOTE: The only library emulation Veritas supports for use with Netbackup is the HP VLS emulation.
  • Page 97: Editing A Virtual Library

    12. Click Create Library. A summary window opens and displays details about the library emulation created. 13. Choose one of the following options: To perform LUN mapping for the virtual library, click Map LUNs and proceed to “LUN Mapping” (page 91) for further instructions.
  • Page 98 If not: Click the System tab. Select the library in the navigation tree to which you want to add tape drives. Click Create Tape Drive in the task bar. The Tape Drive Parameters window opens (Figure 19 (page 98)). Figure 19 Create Virtual Library Wizard window (5 of 12) Select the type of physical tape drive to emulate.
  • Page 99: Creating Cartridges

    NOTE: All the tape drives created at one time are mapped to the same Fibre Channel host ports. Make sure to load-balance the tape drives across the Fibre Channel host ports to obtain maximum performance. Tape drives in a library do not have to be mapped to the same port as the library.
  • Page 100 Enter the number of digits for the barcode number in the Digit Length box. For example, if you enter “3” the barcode numbers will be 001, 002, 003, etc. Enter the barcode suffix (one or two alphanumeric characters) in the Barcode Suffix box. No special characters are permitted.
  • Page 101: Destroying A Virtual Library

    Figure 23 Create Virtual Library Wizard window (10 of 12) Click Next Step. A summary window opens and displays details about the cartridges you created. 10. Click Next. 1 1. Click Return. The System tab window opens. You can now select the new library, tape drives, and cartridges in the navigation tree to view their configuration information, such as their default LUN numbers.
  • Page 102: Destroying A Tape Drive

    Destroying a Tape Drive NOTE: Destroying a tape drive may create a gap in the default LUN numbering on the Fibre Channel host port to which it was mapped. If a gap is created, restart the VLS device emulations to remove the gap. See “Restarting VLS Device Emulations”...
  • Page 103: 10 Management

    10 Management This section details the VLS management procedures such as changing the account passwords, managing high availability, and saving configuration settings. Changing the Account Passwords To change the administrator and/or user account password, from Command View VLS: Click the System tab. Select Chassis from the navigation tree.
  • Page 104: Lun Path Failover

    NOTE: It may take several minutes to display this information if there are many LUNs. LUN Path Failover LUN path failover allows the VLS to automatically reroute data traffic usually assigned to one (preferred) path to another (secondary) path when the preferred path fails. Path status is shown in Command View VLS under Storage LUN Details.
  • Page 105: Private Lan Dual Pathing

    Select Fix Primary Paths from the task bar to display the Fix Primary Paths Wizard. Select Apply to set all paths back to their original settings. CAUTION: If you attempt to reboot during a path failure without first repairing the failure, the array might reassign paths or fail-over preferences.
  • Page 106: Changing Cartridge Capacity

    Click the View button beside the group of cartridges you want to edit. If viewing by barcode, enter a cartridge range to view a specific cartridges or leave the default values to view all the cartridges with the barcode. The Cartridges Parameters window opens. This displays information about the cartridge such as the barcodes on it, the type of cartridge, the total capacity, and the read/write access.
  • Page 107: Deleting Cartridges

    Moving a target cartridge from its existing library to a different library or to the firesafe, or to a different slot that is not part of the echo copy pool, does not move the source cartridge. Moving a target cartridge from its existing library to a different library, or to a new slot in the same library within a new echo copy pool, results in the source cartridge disappearing from the echo copy pool but not moving from its existing library.
  • Page 108: Unloading A Cartridge From A Drive

    On the Cartridge Details screen, select all the cartridges that you want to delete and erase. If you have installed a Secure Erasure license, select the With Secure Erasure option if you want to use Secure Erasure. This option is only available if you have the license installed. Click Go.
  • Page 109: Freeing Up Storage Space

    NOTE: Deleting a barcode template does not affect the cartridges that were created using it. To add or delete a barcode template, from Command View VLS: Click the System tab. Select Cartridges in the navigation tree. Click Add/Remove Barcode Templates in the task bar. The Add/Remove Barcode Templates window opens.
  • Page 110: Updating The Firmware

    After adding a virtual tape drive and the default LUN number assigned to it is not consecutive with the other virtual tape drives in the same library After deleting external array LUNs. CAUTION: Restarting VLS device emulations changes the default virtual device LUN numbers if there is a gap in the LUN numbering, or if there is a tape drive whose LUN number is not consecutive with the other tape drives in the same library.
  • Page 111: Saving Configuration Settings

    Saving Configuration Settings NOTE: The VLS firmware ensures a persistent VLS serial number and Fibre Channel port WWPNs, so that in the event of any hardware failure and replacement (such as the system board or Fibre Channel host bus adapter card), the VLS still appears exactly the same to the external SAN. It does this by generating a VLS serial number and Fibre Channel port WWPNs at first boot, which are based on the system board's MAC address.
  • Page 112: 1 Monitoring

    1 1 Monitoring This section describes the various tools you can use to monitor the status of the VLS hardware and virtual devices (libraries and tape drives) and how to use them. Status Information in the Status Pane Status information for the VLS hardware components and virtual devices is displayed in Command View VLS on the status pane when an individual hardware component or virtual device is selected in the navigation tree.
  • Page 113: Navigation Tree Icon

    Figure 24 Device status icon in the status banner A device status icon can be one of four states: Unknown—A component's operating condition is unknown. Contact HP Technical Support. Normal—All components within the VLS are operating normally. Warning—A component's operating condition has degraded. Error—A component has failed.
  • Page 114: Command View Vls

    A notification alert can be one of four states: Unknown—The operating condition of the component or component part is unknown. Contact HP Technical Support. Info—The component or component part's operating condition has improved to good (OK). Warning—The component or component part's operating condition has degraded. Error—The component or component part has failed.
  • Page 115: Edit The Email Settings

    Edit the Email Settings Email notification is sent to the persons you include on the email distribution list in the email settings. You specify the email notification alert severity and format settings for each person on the distribution list. To create an email distribution list for notification alerts, add an email address to the list, or remove an email address from the list: Log in to Command View VLS as the administrator.
  • Page 116: Snmp Notification

    To test an email address entry, click Test Email. If the test message is not received at the email address, check the email server settings. SNMP Notification To receive VLS notification alerts on a management consoles, you must edit the SNMP settings to specify the management consoles you want to receive VLS SNMP traps.
  • Page 117: Smi-S Support

    To delete a management console from the list, click the Remove button for the management console. SMI-S Support SMI-S support allows applications attached to the VLS to detect the virtual library configuration and to allow some users to change the state of the VLS. To protect access to the VLS via the SMI-S agent, and to allow a higher level of security for the device, there are two access categories: Read-only access allows you to view SMI-S objects but not change them.
  • Page 118: Accessing The Capacity Manager

    The Capacity Manager screens are designed to provide quick information for monitoring and diagnostic purposes. The overall data reduction (compression plus optional deduplication) of your VLS is displayed by the ratio provided under the various views. Capacity Manager screens are accessible to both the administrator and guest users.
  • Page 119: Storage Pool View

    Table 4 System Capacity Table Total Physical Capacity Total physical storage capacity purchased and installed on the system. This is the sum of all LUN capacity in the pool, minus the space reserved for formatting overhead. Reserved for System The space required for system overhead and metadata. Storage Pool 1 or the FireSafe can have more space reserved than other storage pools due to Deduplication metadata that can be up to 2 TB.
  • Page 120: Viewing Additional Information About A Storage Pool

    Table 5 Storage Pool Capacity Table (continued) Reserved for System The space required for system overhead and metadata. Storage Pool 1 or the FireSafe can have more space reserved than other storage pools due to Deduplication metadata that can be up to 2 TB. Usable Capacity The physical storage capacity available for user data.
  • Page 121: Viewing Additional Information About A Library

    Table 6 Storage Pool Capacity Table (continued) reserved than other storage pools due to Deduplication metadata that can be up to 2 TB. Usable Capacity The physical storage capacity available for user data. This is the total Physical Capacity less the space reserved for the system.
  • Page 122: Viewing Additional Information About A Cartridge

    Figure 32 Library Capacity Screen The Library Capacity table lists the following capacity values: Table 8 Library Capacity Table Total storage capacity allocated to the Library. This is the product of the number and size of the cartridges in the Allocated Capacity Library.
  • Page 123: Libraries View

    • On the information screen, click the Barcode name field link. The Cartridge Capacity screen displays capacity information for this cartridge and a graphical representation showing the Logical and Used storage capacity. Figure 33 Cartridge Capacity Screen The Cartridge Capacity table lists the following capacity values: Table 10 Cartridge Capacity Table Allocated Capacity Total storage capacity allocated to the Cartridge.
  • Page 124: Cartridges View

    The Libraries screen displays the list of libraries and FireSafe capacity utilization in your VLS. Figure 34 Libraries Screen The Libraries Capacity table lists the following capacity values: Table 12 Libraries Capacity Table The name of the library or FireSafe. This is a link to display Library capacity information about the library or FireSafe.
  • Page 125: Performance And Storage Use Reports

    Table 13 Cartridges Capacity Table The barcode of the cartridges in the library. The barcode name is a link to display the capacity information about Barcode the cartridge. Allocated Capacity Total storage capacity allocated to the Cartridge. Logical Data The size of all backup data currently retained and visible to the backup application.
  • Page 126: Performance History Tab

    Using the >> button, move the devices of interest into the Selected Devices box. These are the devices that will display in the report. You can use << button to remove devices from the Selected Devices box. Select another device category and repeat steps 2 and 3. Enter a name for this view in the Create a New View field.
  • Page 127: Performance History

    Show the performance of: All Nodes Pre-defined Views Select one of the views from the list. You can create these views on the Configuration tab. Most Active (node, library, and tape drive) Show the storage capacity (total and used) of: All Storage Pools All Virtual Libraries Virtual Libraries per Storage Pool (displays a pie chart instead of a gauge)
  • Page 128: Logical Capacity

    Item Data Time stamp Ignore this field Logical Capacity This tab displays different views of the current logical capacity usage for an individual library or the entire VLS system. Logical capacity is the amount of data the backup application wrote, while the physical capacity is the amount of data actually stored on the disk.
  • Page 129: San Health

    To export the physical capacity CSV data, enter the number of days to include in the report and select Export. (See “Exporting CSV Data” (page 125) for more information.) To change the information displayed in the graphs, follow Step Step 2, and Step 4 “Logical...
  • Page 130: Workload Assessment

    Figure 37 SAN Health tab Workload Assessment The Workload Assessment tab features a workload assessment simulation to ensure that a planned new backup will “fit” on the system with the existing backups before actually running the backup. The simulation tests the physical capacity and logical capacity thresholds; it also tests the Fibre Channel performance for each day of the week that runs an existing backup.
  • Page 131: Editing The Notification Alerts

    Select Delete Template. The template is removed from the template summary list. Adding a new workload assessment template: Select Add New Template. Enter the template name and all other values. For each day of the week, select the backup type and the start time and duration in 24–hour time.
  • Page 132 In the GUI of the target VLS, select the Notifications tab. In the task bar, select Report Setup. Enter the email address to receive the reports. Select the type of report you want to receive: System Capacity — includes the initially available physical capacity, the capacity consumed, and the remaining capacity.
  • Page 133: Clearing The Hardware Compression Faults

    The Time, Day of Week, and Day of Month lists appear based on the frequency you selected. For example, if you select Weekly, you can then set the Time and Day of Week you want the reports to run. Select Add. The system will run the report and email it to you at the next opportunity based on your settings.
  • Page 134 Click Support Ticket under Maintenance Tasks. The Support Ticket window opens. Right-click Download Support Ticket package. Select Save Target As. The name of a zip file is displayed in the File name box. Click Save. Click Close. Click Finish. NOTE: Some versions of Internet Explorer will not download support tickets with a file size greater than 2 GB.
  • Page 135: 12 Cli Command Set

    12 CLI Command Set This section describes the VLS command-line interface (CLI) command set. The CLI command allows you to remotely configure, manage, and monitor the VLS over the LAN using a secure shell session. It also allows you to locally configure, manage, and monitor the VLS through the serial connection. Commands There are two types of CLI commands: CLI-only commands...
  • Page 136: Output Commands

    Output Commands Use the CLI commands in CLI output commands to control the output and display help information for the CLI commands. Table 15 CLI Output Commands Command Description Displays the stack trace after an exception has occurred. trace Toggles verbose output on and off. When on, all messages are output to the screen. verbose Indicates current CLI version.
  • Page 137: Configuration Commands

    Table 16 CLI Network Settings Configuration Commands (continued) Command Description -dnsaddr2 - Second DNS server address (cannot use with dnsaddr) -dhcp - Has no value, indicates you want to configure the public Ethernet connection using DHCP (reset is -dhcp=false) -ipaddr - IP address of public Ethernet connection -gate - Gateway to network (xx.xx.xx.x) -mask - Netmask.
  • Page 138 Table 17 CLI Configuration Commands (continued) Command Usage -h - Displays command usage information (optional) Enables or disables oversubscription and specifies the percent storage remaining for setOverSubscription notification. Where the options are: -e <n> - Enable/disable oversubscription (0-Disabled or 1-Enabled) (required) -p <n>...
  • Page 139 Table 17 CLI Configuration Commands (continued) Command Usage Creates the specified number of tape drives of a particular type and associates them createTapeDrive with the specified library. Where the options are: -a <n> - Node ID of node on which the tape drive emulation will reside (0, ..) (required) -c <n>...
  • Page 140 Table 17 CLI Configuration Commands (continued) Command Usage -f - Force. This parameter is ignored and is present only for backward compatibility (optional) -h - Displays command usage information (optional) Gets cartridges by storage pool name. Where the options are: getCartsBySP -a <s>...
  • Page 141 Table 17 CLI Configuration Commands (continued) Command Usage -h - Displays command usage information (optional) Returns the cartridge metadata for the number of cartridges indicated having the specified getCartsByBarcode barcode. Where options are: -b<s> - Barcode prefix (required) -i<n> - Starting numeric value for the cartridges created with this template (required) -n <n>...
  • Page 142: Management Commands

    Table 17 CLI Configuration Commands (continued) Command Usage Returns summary of storage pool information for all storage pools on the VLS. getStoragePoolSummary Adds the specified host in the SAN list. addHost Lists the current host state for all hosts in the SAN list. listHostState Sets the host state for specified host.
  • Page 143: Monitoring Commands

    Table 18 CLI Management Commands Command Usage Resets the administrative password, or changes the administrative or user password. changePassword Command View VLS automatically restarts after changing the passwords to make the changes take effect. Where the options are: -admin - Reset the administrator password ( -u and -p are ignored) (optional) -p - Password (no spaces) (optional) -u - Username (administrator or user).
  • Page 144 Table 19 CLI Monitoring Commands Command Usage Returns the VLS health status as a number (0-good, 1-degraded, 2-critical, 3-failed, getHealth 4-missing). Returns information about the VLS displayed on the Identity Tab window. getChassis Returns information on the node. Where the options are: getNode -a <s>...
  • Page 145 Table 19 CLI Monitoring Commands (continued) Command Usage Returns the report settings for each E-mail address configured for notification alerts. getEmail Deletes the specified E-mail address from the E-mail notification alert settings. Where the deleteEmail options are: -a <s> - E-mail address (required) -c <s>...
  • Page 146: 13 Component Identification

    13 Component Identification This section provides illustrations and descriptions of the node and Ethernet switch components, LEDs, and buttons. NOTE: For lights that blink or flash, the frequency of Hz is about the same number of blinks or flashes per second. VLS Node Components, LEDs, and Buttons This section identifies and describes the front and rear panel components, LEDs, and buttons of the VLS nodes.
  • Page 147: Front Panel Leds And Buttons

    Front Panel LEDs and Buttons Item Description Status UID button/LED Blue = Identification is activated. Flashing blue = System is being remotely managed. Off = Identification is deactivated. Health LED Green = System health is normal. Amber = System health is degraded. To identify the component in a degraded state, see HP Systems Insight Display LEDs and Internal Health LED...
  • Page 148: Rear Panel Leds And Buttons

    Item Description Power supply 2 iLO 3 connector Serial connector Video connector NIC 4 connector NIC 3 connector NIC 2 connector NIC 1 connector USB connectors (2) (PCIe2 = Gen2 signaling rate, x8 = physical connector link width, (8, 4, 2, 1) = negotiable link widths) This expansion slot provides 75 W of power to an adapter, with an additional 75 W of power supplied by external power.
  • Page 149: System Board Components

    Item Description Status Off = System is off or power supply has failed Power supply 1 LED Green = Normal Off = System is off or power supply has failed System Board Components Item Description NMI jumper System maintenance switch 10 Gb sideband connector SATA DVD-ROM drive connector SAS cache module connector...
  • Page 150: Accessing The Hp Systems Insight Display

    Item Description Hard drive power connector 1 Hard drive power connector 2 Power supply connector 1 System battery Power supply connector 2 PCI power connector TPM connector PCIe riser board connectors (2) Accessing the HP Systems Insight Display To eject the HP Systems Insight Display: Press and release the display.
  • Page 151 To view the LEDs, access the HP Systems Insight Display. Item Description Status Power cap LED To determine Power cap status, see HP Systems Insight Display LEDs and Internal Health LED Combinations. NIC LEDs Green = Network link exists Flashing green = Network link and activity exist Off = No link to network exists If power is off, the front panel LED is not active.
  • Page 152: Hp Systems Insight Display Leds And Internal Health Led Combinations

    NOTE: The HP Systems Insight Display LEDs represent the system board layout. HP Systems Insight Display LEDs and Internal Health LED Combinations When the internal health LED on the front panel illuminates either amber or red, the server is experiencing a health event. Combinations of illuminated system LEDs and the internal health LED indicate system status.
  • Page 153: Hard Drive Leds

    IMPORTANT: If more than one DIMM slot LED is illuminated, further troubleshooting is required. Test each bank of DIMMs by removing all other DIMMs. Isolate the failed DIMM by replacing each DIMM in a bank with a known working DIMM. Hard Drive LEDs Item Description...
  • Page 154: 14 Component Replacement

    14 Component Replacement This section provides detailed instructions for replacing customer-replaceable VLS components. See Customer Self Repair for details. CAUTION: Always replace components with the same make, size, and type of component. Changing the hardware configuration voids the warranty. Safety Considerations Before performing component replacement procedures, review all the safety information in this guide.
  • Page 155: Warnings And Cautions

    Warnings and Cautions Before removing the node access panel, be sure that you understand the following warnings and cautions. WARNING! To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to the equipment: Do not disable the AC power cord grounding plug. The grounding plug is an important safety feature.
  • Page 156: Removing A Vls Node From The Rack

    Removing a VLS Node from the Rack To remove the node from a rack: Power off the node. See Powering Off the System. Disconnect the cabling. Extend the node from the rack. See Extending a VLS Node from the Rack. Remove the node from the rack.
  • Page 157 Pull the hard drive (3) out of the node by the latch handle (2). Figure 38 Removing a Node Hard Drive To replace the component, pull out the latch handle (2) out as far as it can go and slide the drive into the bay until the latch mechanism engages the chassis.
  • Page 158: Dvd-Cd Drive

    NOTE: The replacement drive is automatically configured to RAID 1; no administrator action is required. DVD-CD Drive CAUTION: To prevent improper cooling and thermal damage, do not operate the node unless all bays are populated with either a component or a blank. Power off the node.
  • Page 159: Power Supply

    Power Supply CAUTION: To prevent improper cooling and thermal damage, do not operate the node unless all bays are populated with either a component or a blank. Disconnect the power cord from the power supply. Press the power supply release lever (1), and then pull the power supply from the node. To replace the component: WARNING! To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to the equipment, do not connect...
  • Page 160: Fan Module

    Be sure that the power supply LED is green. Be sure that the front panel external health LED is green. Fan Module CAUTION: Do not operate the node for long periods without the access panel. Operating the node without the access panel results in improper airflow and improper cooling that can lead to thermal damage.
  • Page 161: Fbdimm

    To remove fan module 2 or 3: Remove the power supply air baffle. Remove fan module 2 or 3. To replace the component, reverse the removal procedure. IMPORTANT: After installing the fan module, firmly press the top of the module connectors to ensure the connectors are seated properly.
  • Page 162: Replacing A Primary Node

    NOTE: FBDIMMs do not seat fully if turned the wrong way. When replacing a FBDIMM, align the FBDIMM with the slot and insert the FBDIMM firmly (1), pressing down until the FBDIMM snaps into place. When fully seated, the FBDIMM slot latches (2) lock into place.
  • Page 163: Replacing A Secondary Node

    On the primary node, connect to the serial port or use the keyboard and mouse ports to connect to a console. Power on the primary node. After several minutes, a menu will appear on your monitor asking whether the node is a primary (master, m) or secondary (slave, s) node.
  • Page 164 From the front of the switch, loosen the captive thumbscrews until the thumbscrews are free of the rack. Remove the switch from the rack. Install the new switch into the rack. Reconnect all cables to the new switch exactly as they were connected to the failed switch. Power on the new switch.
  • Page 165: 15 Disaster Recovery

    15 Disaster Recovery This section details the VLS disaster recovery procedures. It includes recovering from operating system failures, disk array failures, and node failures. Recovering from Operating System Failure Re-install the operating system if it becomes corrupted or is lost as a result of node RAID volume failure.
  • Page 166: Re-Installing The Vls Licenses

    from the configuration file created by performing a Save Configuration. See Restoring the Configuration from a Configuration File. If a configuration file was not created, you must reconfigure the network settings and rebuild the virtual library and virtual drive configurations, and reconfigure the VLS Gateway storage pool configurations (see Manually Recreating VLS12200 Gateway Storage Pools).
  • Page 167: Manually Rebuilding The Virtual Library Configuration

    Click Next to start loading the configuration file. After the configuration file is loaded, the system automatically applies the configuration and reboots. Manually Rebuilding the Virtual Library Configuration If you are unable to manually restore the system from the configuration file, you must manually reconfigure the network settings and rebuild the virtual library configuration: Set the network settings so you can open a Command View VLS session.
  • Page 168: 16 Support And Other Resources

    16 Support and Other Resources Related Information Documents HP provides the following documentation to support this product: HP StorageWorks VLS12200 Gateway virtual library system release notes HP StorageWorks VLS and D2D Solutions Guide HP StorageWorks VLS12200 Gateway virtual library system user guide HP StorageWorks VLS12200 Gateway virtual library system node installation posters See the Documentation CD provided with the VLS and our website for related documentation.
  • Page 169 Table 20 Document Conventions (continued) Convention Element Monospace text File and directory names System output Code Commands, their arguments, and argument values Monospace, italic text Code variables Command variables Monospace, bold text Emphasized monospace text Document Conventions and Symbols 169...
  • Page 170: Rack Stability

    WARNING! Indicates that failure to follow directions could result in bodily harm or death. CAUTION: Indicates that failure to follow directions could result in damage to equipment or data. NOTE: Provides additional information. The following equipment symbols may be found on hardware to which this guide pertains. They have the following meanings: WARNING! These symbols, which mark an enclosed surface or area of the equipment,...
  • Page 171: Hp Contact Information

    Before you Contact HP Be sure to have the following information available before calling HP: Technical support registration number (if applicable) Product serial numbers Product model names and numbers Applicable error messages Operating system type and revision level Detailed, specific questions HP Contact Information For the name of the nearest HP authorized reseller: See the Contact HP worldwide (in English) webpage...
  • Page 172: Hp Insight Remote Support Software

    HP Insight Remote Support software HP strongly recommends that you install HP Insight Remote Support software to complete the installation or upgrade of your product and to enable enhanced delivery of your HP Warranty, HP Care Pack Service or HP contractual support agreement. HP Insight Remote Support supplements your monitoring, 24x7 to ensure maximum system availability by providing intelligent event diagnosis, and automatic, secure submission of hardware event notifications to HP, which will initiate a fast and accurate resolution, based on your product’s service level.
  • Page 173: A Troubleshooting

    A Troubleshooting This appendix describes some common issues you may encounter while configuring or using the VLS including automigration/replication and deduplication issues. VLS Common Issues Symptom Possible causes Solution Some of the virtual devices are not There are more LUNs on the FC host Increase the maximum number of LUNs detected by the operating system ports than the operating system is...
  • Page 174 Symptom Possible causes Solution operating system path name first level of logical device binding, Disconnect the Windows node from (\\.\Tape0) on a Windows host node the FC HBA binds the FC WWPN and the SAN (label and unplug all FC - but the Windows Device Manager FC LUN (Fibre Channel layer devices) cables).
  • Page 175 Symptom Possible causes Solution VLS performance is being reduced by Windows Removable Storage Refer to the Microsoft website at: frequent tape drive polling. Manager service (RSM) polls tape drives on a frequent basis—every default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;84241 1 three seconds in Microsoft Windows complete the following steps to disable 2000, and every second in Windows RSM polling:...
  • Page 176: Automigration/Replication Issues

    Symptom Possible causes Solution disable oversubscription, your storage status. Disable oversubscription and the pool will remain in critical status and storage pool will maintain good status. will not return to good status—even after reboot. Automigration/Replication Issues Although Automigration is configured and managed through the Automigration/Replication tab on Command View VLS, errors and events are reported through the usual notification alerts.
  • Page 177: Deduplication Issues

    Manually recreate the storage pools associated with the new library using the information written down at the beginning of this procedure. The virtual tapes that were moved into the firesafe will automatically return to their previous locations. Deduplication Issues Symptom Possible causes Solution The VLS is not deduplicating the...
  • Page 178: B Specifications

    B Specifications This section provides the VLS node and Ethernet switch specifications. VLS Node Specification Value Height 4.32 cm (1.70 in) Depth 69.53 cm (27.38 in) Width 42.62 cm (16.78 in) Weight (maximum: two processors, two power 15.97 kg (35.20 lb) supplies, eight hard drives) Weight (minimum: one processor, one power 14.51 kg (32.00 lb)
  • Page 179: Environmental Specifications

    Environmental Specifications Operating Non-operating Shipping Temperature 10°C to 35°C (50°F -40°C to 66°C (-40°F -40°C to 66°C (-40°F to 95°F) to 150°F) to 150°F) Relative humidity (noncondensing) 40% to 60% 10% to 95% 5% to 95% Altitude - 1 000 ft to 10,000 ft - 1 000 ft to 10,000 ft - 1 000 ft to 40,000 ft Vibration...
  • Page 180: C Regulatory Compliance Notices

    C Regulatory Compliance Notices This section contains regulatory notices for the HP StorageWorks virtual library system. Regulatory Compliance Identification Numbers For the purpose of regulatory compliance certifications and identification, this product has been assigned a unique regulatory model number. The regulatory model number can be found on the product nameplate label, along with all required approval markings and information.
  • Page 181: Declaration Of Conformity For Products Marked With The Fcc Logo, United States Only

    Or call 1-281-514-3333 Modification The FCC requires the user to be notified that any changes or modifications made to this device that are not expressly approved by Hewlett-Packard Company may void the user's authority to operate the equipment. Cables When provided, connections to this device must be made with shielded cables with metallic RFI/EMI connector hoods in order to maintain compliance with FCC Rules and Regulations.
  • Page 182: Japanese Notices

    Japanese Notices Japanese VCCI-A Notice Japanese VCCI-B Notice Japanese Power Cord Statement Korean Notices Class A Equipment Class B Equipment Taiwanese Notices BSMI Class A Notice Taiwan Battery Recycle Statement Recovery mark: Recovery text: 182 Regulatory Compliance Notices...
  • Page 183 Four-in-one recycling “Please recycle waste batteries” symbol Taiwanese Notices 183...
  • Page 184: Laser Compliance Notices

    Laser Compliance Notices English Laser Notice This device may contain a laser that is classified as a Class 1 Laser Product in accordance with U.S. FDA regulations and the IEC 60825- 1 . The product does not emit hazardous laser radiation. WARNING! Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein or in the laser product's installation guide may result in hazardous radiation...
  • Page 185: German Laser Notice

    German Laser Notice Italian Laser Notice Japanese Laser Notice Laser Compliance Notices 185...
  • Page 186: Spanish Laser Notice

    Spanish Laser Notice Recycling Notices English Notice Bulgarian Notice Czech Notice 186 Regulatory Compliance Notices...
  • Page 187: Danish Notice

    Danish Notice Dutch Notice Estonian Notice Finnish Notice French Notice Recycling Notices 187...
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    German Notice Greek Notice Hungarian Notice Italian Notice Latvian Notice 188 Regulatory Compliance Notices...
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    Lithuanian Notice Polish Notice Portuguese Notice Romanian Notice Slovak Notice Recycling Notices 189...
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    Spanish Notice Swedish Notice Turkish Notice Türkiye Cumhuriyeti: EEE Yönetmeliğine Uygundur Battery Replacement Notices Dutch Battery Notice 190 Regulatory Compliance Notices...
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    French Battery Notice German Battery Notice Battery Replacement Notices...
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    Italian Battery Notice Japanese Battery Notice 192 Regulatory Compliance Notices...
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  • Page 194: Glossary

    Glossary This glossary defines terms used in this guide or related to this product and is not a comprehensive glossary of computer terms. Accelerated A method of deduplication that uses object-level differencing technology. deduplication See also deduplication.. appliance An intelligent device programmed to perform a single well-defined function. Appliances differ from general-purpose computers in that their software is normally customized for the function they perform, pre-loaded by a vendor, and not alterable by the user.
  • Page 195 deduplication The process of eliminating duplicate data from the backups on a virtual cartridge to reduce the amount of disk space required. disk array Two or more hard drives combined as a single logical unit for increased capacity, speed, and fault-tolerant operation.
  • Page 196 inputs/outputs per A performance measurement for a host-attached storage device or RAID controller. second library A storage device that handles multiple units of media and provides one or more drives for reading and writing them, such as a physical tape library and virtual tape library. Software emulation of a physical tape library is called a virtual tape library.
  • Page 197 RAID1-level data A RAID that consists of at least two drives that use mirroring (100 percent duplication of the storage storage of data). There is no striping. Read performance is improved since either disk can be read at the same time. Write performance is the same as for single disk storage. RAID5-level data A RAID that provides data striping at the byte level and also stripe error correction information.
  • Page 198 (2) A software emulation of a tape drive is called a virtual tape drive. virtual tape A disk drive buffer that emulates one physical tape to the host system and appears to the host backup application as a physical tape. The same application used to back up to tape is used, but the data is stored on disk.
  • Page 199: Index

    Index battery replacement notices, accelerated deduplication see deduplication adding cabling workload assessment template, Ethernet Switch 6600–24G, adding slot mapping Canadian notice, LAN/WAN, Cancel Tape Transport, SAN, capacity additional information, changing cartridge, Advanced Search (for slots), creating tape drives, array, installing license, see also disk array managing, dual pathing,...
  • Page 200 LAN/WAN, details, SAN, editing, Clear Faults, moving to another library, CLI command set, copying data to physical tape, configuration commands, Create Echo Copy Pool, connection commands, Create LAN/WAN Replication Target, conventions, Create Smart Copy Pool, help, Create Virtual Library, management commands, CSV data, exporting, monitoring commands, current status report,...
  • Page 201 start day, automigration, start time, firmware, updating, 1 10 window duration, fully qualified name, setting, 85, creating, loading blank media, loading media, gateway to network, setting, 85, operations, Global LAN/WAN Replication Target Settings, restoring from a physical cartridge, glossary, echo copy pool policy grounding methods, at end of the policy window LAN/WAN,...
  • Page 202 presenting, Japanese notices, mailslot details, Korean notices, Manage LAN/WAN Replication Library, Manage SAN Automigration Library, management, 103, LAN/WAN cartridge management URL, editing, restoring data from, manually restoring the system, LAN/WAN destination library media operations, ejecting from a drive into empty mailslot, LAN/WAN library ejecting from a slot into empty mailslot, editing availability windows,...
  • Page 203 Non Deduplicated Copy, LAN/WAN, Not migrated in Copy Pools threshold limit, SAN, notification alerts, 1 13 replication, configuring, 125, see also automigration logical capacity, concepts, physical capacity, configuring job reports, SAN health, installing license, deleting, job history, editing email settings, 1 14 exporting to CSV file, receiving as SNMP traps,...
  • Page 204 SAN library status of cartridges, editing availability windows, Stop Tape Export, editing the policy, storage pools managing, configuring, unmanaging, destroying, Scan (destination library), recreating, Secure Erasure storage reports, installing license, storage space, freeing up, secure erasure, storage, dynamically assigned, 88, secure shell session Subscriber's choice, HP, closing,...
  • Page 205 text symbols, workload assessment, thresholds for notifications, running, tools, installation, workload assessment simulation, trace log files workload assessment template creating a support ticket, adding, saving to individual files, deleting, viewing, editing, troubleshooting, world wide port numbers, 1 1 1 deduplication, WWPNs, 1 1 1 TSM, VLS emulation,...

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