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HP BladeSystem Solutions Deployment Guide
HP Part Number: 510464-004
Published: February 201 1
Edition: Fourth

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  • Page 1 HP Direct-Connect External SAS Storage for HP BladeSystem Solutions Deployment Guide HP Part Number: 510464-004 Published: February 201 1 Edition: Fourth...
  • Page 2 © Copyright 2008, 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

    HP StorageWorks 3Gb SAS BL Switch..................22 For more information.....................22 Important tips.......................23 HP StorageWorks 600 Modular Disk System.................24 For more information.....................25 Important tips.......................25 HP StorageWorks 2000sa G2 Modular Smart Array..............27 For more information.....................29 Important tips.......................29 HP StorageWorks 2000sa Modular Smart Array..............31 For more information.....................32 Important tips.......................32 HP StorageWorks MSL2024, MSL4048, and MSL8096 Tape Libraries and 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader........................34...
  • Page 4 Key zoning configuration steps....................38 Zoning requirements and device mappings................39 5 Solution management tools..............43 HP Onboard Administrator....................44 HP Virtual SAS Manager....................46 MSA2000-family Storage Management Utility...............47 MSA2000-family Command Line Interface................48 HP Array Configuration Utility....................49 HP Systems Insight Manager....................50 MSL Tape Libraries and 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader remote management interface.......51 MSL Tape Libraries and 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader operator control panel........52 II Installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting..........53 6 Installation notes and best practices............55...
  • Page 5 10 Introduction..................81 1 1 Device SAS port information..............83 HP 3Gb SAS BL Switch port information................83 MDS600 disk enclosure port information................84 MSA2000sa G2 controller enclosure port information............85 MSA2000sa controller enclosure port information..............86 MSA2000 drive enclosure port information................87 MSA70 drive enclosure port information................88 12 Deployment examples................89 Zoned storage—single domain, standard cabling..............90 Zoned storage—single domain, wide-port cabling..............91...
  • Page 6: I Solution Devices And Concepts

    Part I Solution devices and concepts...
  • Page 7 HP StorageWorks 3Gb SAS BL Switch..................22 For more information......................22 Important tips........................23 HP StorageWorks 600 Modular Disk System................24 For more information......................25 Important tips........................25 HP StorageWorks 2000sa G2 Modular Smart Array..............27 For more information......................29 Important tips........................29 HP StorageWorks 2000sa Modular Smart Array................31 For more information......................32 Important tips........................32 HP StorageWorks MSL2024, MSL4048, and MSL8096 Tape Libraries and 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader..........................34...
  • Page 8 5 Solution management tools................43 HP Onboard Administrator......................44 HP Virtual SAS Manager......................46 MSA2000-family Storage Management Utility................47 MSA2000-family Command Line Interface.................48 HP Array Configuration Utility....................49 HP Systems Insight Manager....................50 MSL Tape Libraries and 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader remote management interface......51 MSL Tape Libraries and 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader operator control panel........52 Contents...
  • Page 9: Introduction

    1 Introduction This document provides guidelines, instructions, and illustrated examples of attaching external SAS storage enclosures to an HP BladeSystem c-Class enclosure. These deployment guidelines and configuration examples will help when deploying a solution centered around a BladeSystem c-Class enclosure with server blades, SAS controllers, SAS switch blades, and external SAS storage enclosures.
  • Page 10: Topics Discussed In This Guide

    HP StorageWorks 600 Modular Disk System storage enclosures HP StorageWorks 2000sa G2 Modular Smart Array storage enclosures HP StorageWorks 2000sa Modular Smart Array storage enclosures (no longer available for purchase, but supported for use in BladeSystem solutions using the 3Gb SAS BL Switch and...
  • Page 11: How To Obtain Detailed Device Information

    HP StorageWorks 2000 Modular Smart Array Racking Instructions HP StorageWorks 2000 Modular Smart Array Family Installation Road Map HP StorageWorks 2000sa Modular Smart Array Supported Cable Configurations HP StorageWorks 2012sa Modular Smart Array User Guide HP StorageWorks 2000 Modular Smart Array Family Reference Guide...
  • Page 12: Available Tasks In The Bladesystem Technical Resources Website

    ◦ Customer advisories Customer notices ◦ Available tasks in the BladeSystem Technical Resources website Some of the tasks you can perform in the BladeSystem documentation page (http://www.hp.com/ go/bladesystem/documentation) include the following: In the initial display, access and read conceptual documents and architectural overviews of the HP BladeSystem environment.
  • Page 13: Getting Started

    Getting started To help you successfully deploy this solution in your environment, be sure to do the following: Locate a workstation with a CD-ROM drive and access to the Internet, for reading component-specific user documents from the CD or HP website associated with the component. Prepare the site for the power and cooling needs of the solution and its components.
  • Page 14: Device Information

    “HP StorageWorks 3Gb SAS BL Switch” (page 22) “HP StorageWorks 600 Modular Disk System” (page 24) “HP StorageWorks 2000sa G2 Modular Smart Array” (page 27) “HP StorageWorks 2000sa Modular Smart Array” (page 31) “HP StorageWorks MSL2024, MSL4048, and MSL8096 Tape Libraries and 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader”...
  • Page 15: Hp Bladesystem C3000 Enclosure

    HP BladeSystem c3000 enclosure The HP BladeSystem c3000 is built specifically for small-size deployment environments without requiring special power and cooling capabilities. It provides eight device bays and four interconnect bays in a 6U rack-mount or tower-mount configuration. For more information Device website: http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/blades/components/enclosures/c-class/ c3000/...
  • Page 16: Hp Bladesystem C7000 Enclosure

    HP BladeSystem c7000 enclosure The HP BladeSystem c7000 enclosure is ideal for larger data centers with more dynamic data center environments. It provides 16 device bays and 8 interconnect bays in a 10U rack-mount configuration. For more information Device website: http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/blades/components/enclosures/c-class/ c7000/ BladeSystem Technical Resources website:...
  • Page 17: Hp Bladesystem C-Class Server Blades

    HP BladeSystem c-Class server blades An HP c-Class server blade is a full-function server that slides into an HP BladeSystem c-Class enclosure, in contrast to a server that is mounted in a rack. One great advantage of blade architecture is the easy removal and addition of more server blades to your environment. HP BladeSystem c-Class enclosures support server blade models that are built in standardized form factors, referred to as half-height (4U) or full-height (8U).
  • Page 18: Important Tips

    Be sure to read the following documents, shipped with the server blade and BladeSystem enclosure: HP StorageWorks ProLiant Server Blade Installation Instructions—Includes physical installation instructions. HP BladeSystem c-Class Solution Overview Setup Poster—Provides an overview of the complete installation process of an HP BladeSystem c-Class solution. For more detailed information about the server blade, see the following documents, available on HP websites: HP ProLiant Server Blade User Guide—Includes detailed hardware description and user...
  • Page 19: Hp Smart Array P700M Controller

    HP Smart Array P700m Controller The HP P700m Controller (P700m) is a PCI-Express SAS Smart Array card that supports external shared storage for c-Class enclosures. In BladeSystem solutions using the 3Gb SAS BL Switch, one P700m can be installed on each HP ProLiant server blade. (Two are installed on double-density server blades;...
  • Page 20: Important Tips

    ACU, ADU, and Storage Event Notification Service. The MSA2000 family of storage enclosures use MSA2000-specific storage management software. For more information about the MSA, see “HP StorageWorks 2000sa Modular Smart Array” (page 31). In BladeSystem solutions using the 3Gb SAS BL Switch, only one P700m is supported per server blade node.
  • Page 21 Device mappings for the c7000 BladeSystem enclosure: BladeSystem Server type Mezzanine BladeSystem BladeSystem c-Class slot c-Class c-Class enclosure model server device bay interconnect bay c7000 Half height 5/6/7/8 Full height 5/6/7/8 Half height “A-side” 1A – 8A Double dense 9A – 16A (BL2x220c) “B-side”...
  • Page 22: Hp Storageworks 3Gb Sas Bl Switch

    HP StorageWorks 3Gb SAS BL Switch The HP StorageWorks 3Gb SAS BL Switch (HP 3Gb SAS BL Switch) is HP's first c-Class embedded SAS switch designed to provide external storage for HP c-Class server blades. Key features of the HP 3Gb SAS BL Switch include: 3Gb SAS links through the BladeSystem c-Class enclosure high speed mid-plane to the server bays Sixteen internal SAS connections to BladeSystem c-Class server bays (x2 links)
  • Page 23: Important Tips

    BladeSystem Technical Resources website: http://www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/documentation Be sure to read the following documents, shipped with the switch and BladeSystem enclosure: HP StorageWorks 3Gb SAS BL Switch Installation Instructions—Includes physical installation instructions. HP BladeSystem c-Class Solution Overview Setup Poster—Provides an overview of the complete installation process of an HP BladeSystem c-Class solution.
  • Page 24: Hp Storageworks 600 Modular Disk System

    HP StorageWorks 600 Modular Disk System The HP StorageWorks 600 Modular Disk System (MDS600) is a Serial Attach SCSI (SAS) storage enclosure. The MDS600 supports 3.5" SAS or Serial ATA (SATA) drives and attaches to HP c7000 or c3000 BladeSystem enclosures via the HP 3Gb SAS BL Switch. The MDS600 has two, 35-drive drawers for a total of 70 drives.
  • Page 25: For More Information

    Single domain environments with SATA drives: Include one Dual domain environments with dual-port SAS drives: I/O module in each storage enclosure drawer. Include two I/O modules in each storage enclosure drawer. NOTE: Drive bay zoning is performed using the Virtual SAS Manager (VSM) utility which is integrated in the HP 3Gb SAS BL Switch firmware.
  • Page 26 utility on the switch. For more information on firmware updating methods, see “Maintenance and troubleshooting” (page 74). MDS600 storage is configured and managed in the following sequence, using different applications: ◦ Create drive-bay zone groups and assign the zone groups to BladeSystem c-Class enclosure server bays using HP Virtual SAS Manager (VSM).
  • Page 27: Hp Storageworks 2000Sa G2 Modular Smart Array

    HP StorageWorks 2000sa G2 Modular Smart Array The HP StorageWorks 2000sa G2 Modular Smart Array (MSA2000sa G2) is 3Gb SAS, external shared storage that helps users easily transition from direct attached to centralized storage. It allows departmental and small-to-medium businesses grow capacity as demands increase.
  • Page 28 NOTE: MSA2000 G2 is a family name for a collection of second-generation MSA2000 models. MSA2012sa G2 refers to the 12 drive bay, 3.5-inch drive SAS controller enclosure. MSA2024sa G2 refers to the 24 drive bay, 2.5-inch drive SAS controller enclosure. MSA2300sa G2 refers to the SAS controller that can be used in either G2 controller enclosure.
  • Page 29: For More Information

    HP 3Gb SAS BL Switches, be sure to follow HP recommended best practices to provide a highly available solution. For more information about cabling the devices, see the user documents for the devices. Suggested references include the HP StorageWorks 2000sa G2 Modular Smart Array supported cable configurations, HP StorageWorks 2000sa G2 Modular Smart Array user guide, and HP StorageWorks 3Gb SAS BL Switch User Guide.
  • Page 30 The controller and its storage are configured using the Storage Management Utility (SMU) or Command Line Interface (CLI). ◦ For information about configuring storage in the SMU, see the HP StorageWorks 2000 G2 Modular Smart Array reference guide. For information about configuring storage in the CLI, see the HP StorageWorks 2000 ◦...
  • Page 31: Hp Storageworks 2000Sa Modular Smart Array

    HP StorageWorks 2000sa Modular Smart Array NOTE: The HP StorageWorks 2000sa Modular Smart Array is no longer available for purchase, but is supported for use in BladeSystem solutions using the 3Gb SAS BL Switch and P700m Controller. The HP StorageWorks 2000sa Modular Smart Array (MSA2000sa) is modular, reliable, affordable, and easy-to-manage external shared SAS storage enclosure.
  • Page 32: For More Information

    3Gb SAS BL Switches, be sure to follow HP recommended best practices. For more information about cabling the devices, see the user documents for the devices. Suggested references include the HP StorageWorks 2000sa Modular Smart Array supported cable configurations, HP StorageWorks 2012sa Modular Smart Array user guide, and HP StorageWorks 3Gb SAS BL Switch User Guide.
  • Page 33 During a failover, if access is granted to all MSA2000sa controller ports, I/O will fail over to ports on the surviving controller. HP StorageWorks 2000sa Modular Smart Array...
  • Page 34: Hp Storageworks Msl2024, Msl4048, And Msl8096 Tape Libraries And 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader

    HP StorageWorks MSL2024, MSL4048, and MSL8096 Tape Libraries and 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader The HP StorageWorks MSL2024, MSL4048, and MSL8096 Tape Libraries and 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader provide compact, high-capacity, low-cost solutions for simple, unattended data backup. The Libraries house 12 tape cartridges for each 1U of height, with easy access to tape cartridges via removable magazines and one or more mailslots.
  • Page 35: Important Tips

    Important tips Connectivity differs depending on the firmware version installed on the HP 3Gb SAS BL Switch: ◦ Firmware versions earlier than 2.0.0: All servers containing a P700m Controller are automatically connected to all tape libraries. This is not configurable. Firmware versions 2.0.0 or later: Switch-port zone groups must be created and assigned ◦...
  • Page 36: Rack And Power

    Rack and power HP helps companies manage power and cooling costs. HP provides a variety of hardware and software, enabling optimal deployment of HP servers and storage, and smarter control over power, cooling and access. For more information For additional information see the following HP websites: HP Infrastructure products website: http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/platforms/ rackandpower.html...
  • Page 37: High Availability Information

    3 High availability information HP External SAS BladeSystem Solutions provide high availability, offering c-Class BladeSystem users full connectivity to External SAS storage by using the following redundant hardware components: Two controllers in each MSA2000sa controller enclosure Two I/O modules in each MDS600 storage enclosure drawer (four per MDS600 storage enclosure) Two HP 3Gb SAS BL Switches in each BladeSystem c-Class enclosure (four when using double-density server blades in the c7000 enclosure)
  • Page 38: Zoning Information

    4 Zoning information HP Virtual SAS Manager (VSM) is the software application used to configure the switch, and create and manage hardware-based zone groups. These zone groups allocate resources for device load balancing purposes and for selectively allowing access to data. For planning purposes, zone groups and assignments can be pre-configured, even if servers or drives are not yet installed in BladeSystem c-Class enclosure device bays or storage enclosure drive bays.
  • Page 39: Zoning Requirements And Device Mappings

    Zoning requirements and device mappings Tables in this section show the device mappings and subsequent zoning requirements of solution devices: BladeSystem c-Class enclosure model Server type (half height, full height, half height double density, and full height double wide) Mezzanine slot (P700m location) BladeSystem c-Class enclosure server device bay (server blade location) BladeSystem c-Class enclosure interconnect bay (switch blade location) 3Gb SAS BL Switch port to which the external SAS storage enclosure that contains the zone...
  • Page 40 Zoning requirements for the c7000 BladeSystem enclosure: BladeSystem Server type Mezzanine BladeSystem BladeSystem Zone groups must be in storage c-Class slot c-Class c-Class enclosures enclosure enclosure enclosure connected to these model server device bay interconnect bay 3Gb SAS BL Switch ports c7000 Half height...
  • Page 41 c-Class device bay numbers: Switch port numbers: As shown in the previous tables, each 3Gb SAS BL Switch is organized in two sets of connections. These two connection sets are based on the two SAS expanders housed in the switch. Each SAS expander provides four external SAS ports and is connected internally to eight blade bays.
  • Page 42 When creating a zone group: When creating a drive bay based zone group, all the drives in the zone group should be attached to the switch through the same set of four ports shown in the table. For example, a zone group could include drives from three storage enclosures attached to ports 1, 3, and 4.
  • Page 43: Solution Management Tools

    5 Solution management tools The following software tools are used to configure, manage, and monitor devices in this solution: “HP Onboard Administrator” (page 44) “HP Virtual SAS Manager” (page 46) “MSA2000-family Storage Management Utility” (page 47) “MSA2000-family Command Line Interface” (page 48) “HP Array Configuration Utility”...
  • Page 44: Hp Onboard Administrator

    HP Onboard Administrator HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator (OA) is the enclosure management processor, subsystem, and firmware base used to support the HP BladeSystem c-Class enclosures and the managed devices contained within the enclosure. OA provides a single point from which to perform basic management tasks on server blades or switches within the c-Class enclosure.
  • Page 45 As shown in the following image, selecting an item in the navigation tree displays management and monitoring tasks for the selected device. For example, when an HP 3Gb SAS BL Switch installed in interconnect bay 6 is selected in the navigation tree, additional information about the device is displayed, with tabs at the top of the display providing additional functions.
  • Page 46: Hp Virtual Sas Manager

    HP Virtual SAS Manager HP Virtual SAS Manager (VSM) is embedded in the HP 3Gb SAS BL Switch firmware and is the software application used to create hardware-based zone groups to control access to external SAS storage. Servers in the c-Class enclosure are then granted access to these zone groups, allowing them to access the storage.
  • Page 47: Msa2000-Family Storage Management Utility

    MSA2000-family Storage Management Utility The Storage Management Utility (SMU) offers a graphical user interface (GUI) for configuring, managing, and monitoring the MSA2000-family storage systems. The SMU is accessed through a browser by entering the IP address of the MSA2000 management port. Through the SMU, you can manage the following physical and logical storage components: controller enclosures, drive enclosures, MSA2000 controllers, power-and-cooling modules, drives, virtual disks (Vdisks), volumes, volume-to-host mappings, master volumes, snap pools, and snapshots.
  • Page 48: Msa2000-Family Command Line Interface

    MSA2000-family Command Line Interface The embedded CLI offers a command level method of configuring, managing, and monitoring the MSA2000-family array and its storage. You can enter individual commands or command scripts. The CLI is accessed locally through a terminal emulator running on a management host connected to the serial port on the MSA2000 controller or remotely through a Secure Shell application (SSH), Telnet, or terminal emulator running on a management host connected through a LAN to the Ethernet port on the MSA2000 controller.
  • Page 49: Hp Array Configuration Utility

    HP Array Configuration Utility The Array Configuration Utility (ACU) is a server-based, browser-accessed tool used to configure a controller and its storage. The ACU is supported for use in Windows, Linux, and NetWare environments and can run locally from the server or remotely through HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM).
  • Page 50: Hp Systems Insight Manager

    HP Systems Insight Manager HP Systems Insight Manager (SIM) is the foundation for the HP unified server-storage management strategy. SIM is a hardware-level management product that provides basic management features through a single management view. SIM provides device management capabilities that consolidate and integrate management data from HP and third-party devices.
  • Page 51: Msl Tape Libraries And 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader Remote Management Interface

    MSL Tape Libraries and 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader remote management interface With the remote management interface (RMI), you can monitor, configure, and operate most Library or Autoloader functions from a web browser. The RMI is accessed through a browser by entering the IP address of the Library or Autoloader.
  • Page 52: Msl Tape Libraries And 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader Operator Control Panel

    MSL Tape Libraries and 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader operator control panel The operator control panel (OCP) has a power button, four LEDs, an LCD screen, and control keys. With the OCP, you can monitor, configure, and operate most Library or Autoloader functions from the front panel.
  • Page 53: Installation, Maintenance, And Troubleshooting

    Part II Installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting...
  • Page 54 Contents 6 Installation notes and best practices............55 BladeSystem c-Class enclosure installation notes and best practices..........55 Server blade installation notes and best practices...............55 HP P700m Controller installation notes and best practices............55 HP 3Gb SAS BL Switch installation notes and best practices............56 MDS600 storage enclosure installation notes and best practices...........56 MSA2000sa family storage enclosure installation notes and best practices........57 7 Installation steps..................58...
  • Page 55: Installation Notes And Best Practices

    6 Installation notes and best practices BladeSystem c-Class enclosure installation notes and best practices The BladeSystem c-Class enclosure can be installed in a rack or rack-free environment. Before installing components in the BladeSystem c-Class enclosure, be sure to review enclosure device bay and interconnect bay numbering.
  • Page 56: Hp 3Gb Sas Bl Switch Installation Notes And Best Practices

    HP 3Gb SAS BL Switch installation notes and best practices When selecting a BladeSystem interconnect bay for the switch, make sure that the selected interconnect bay maps to the desired server blade. For more information, see “Zoning requirements and device mappings” (page 39).
  • Page 57: Msa2000Sa Family Storage Enclosure Installation Notes And Best Practices

    During the updating process, firmware on the primary and secondary MDS600 I/O ◦ modules are automatically updated (assuming both I/O modules are attached to a pair of SAS switches in the same BladeSystem interconnect row.) For more information about updating MDS600 firmware, see the HP3G Virtual SAS ◦...
  • Page 58: Installation Steps

    7 Installation steps This section provides an overview of the steps required to install a BladeSystem enclosure with external SAS storage; details are not included in the scope of this document. For details, see the setup and installation instructions provided with each device. User documents for devices in this solution are available on the HP Manuals website http://www.hp.com/support/manuals and on...
  • Page 59: Key Installation Steps

    Key installation steps Step 1 Set up the rack. Step 3 Install P700m controller on each server blade. Step 4 Install BladeSystem c-Class enclosure and its servers, interconnect devices, and other components. Install operating system updates and patches, and, if necessary, update Step 5 firmware.
  • Page 60: Installation Steps

    Installation steps Set up the rack and its power distribution units (PDUs). If applicable, install the Tape Library or Autoloader. Install one P700m controller on each server blade. For detailed instructions on installing the P700m, see the HP Smart Array P700m Controller Installation Overview and HP Smart Array P700m Controller for HP ProLiant Servers User Guide.
  • Page 61 configuring the BladeSystem enclosure, the Insight Display verifies that there are no installation or configuration errors. Complete the Onboard Administrator First Time Setup Wizard. (See the HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator user guide.) Record additional important system information about each device in the BladeSystem c-Class enclosure in the spaces provided in “Solution summary worksheet”...
  • Page 62 For more information about cabling storage enclosures to the switch, see “Deployment examples” (page 89). Connect the power cords. Apply power to the MDS600 storage enclosures. Confirm successful startup of the MDS600 storage enclosure. View the LEDs on the front and rear of each MDS600 to monitor the progress of the POST.
  • Page 63 If needed, upgrade the firmware on the MSA2000 controllers, using the SMU interface and the firmware obtained in Step 8.c. For more information on updating MSA2000 storage enclosures, see “Updating firmware on MSA2000sa controller and drive enclosures” (page 77). Install required MSA-specific drivers and software, such as the multipathing Device Specific Module, on each server that will access the MSA2000sa.
  • Page 64 (Recommended) Enable Selective Storage Presentation (SSP) for each LUN and select the host controller that needs access. (See “Selective Storage Presentation” in the Configuring Arrays on HP Smart Array Controllers Reference Guide.) High availability configurations require at least two mappings per volume to each server. 12.
  • Page 65: Device Worksheets

    8 Device worksheets Use the following worksheets to record important reference information about your devices. Because the number of devices differ for each installation, print or copy pages as needed. “Solution summary worksheet” (page 66) “Server and P700m controller worksheet” (page 67) “SAS BL Switch worksheet”...
  • Page 66: Solution Summary Worksheet

    Solution summary worksheet Use the following spaces to record big-picture information about your solution. This information might be required or obtained during initial setup and configuration, and is helpful for future configuration changes and troubleshooting. Component Quantity of Rack Model: Rack name: Power Distribution Units (PDUs) HP BladeSystem c-Class Enclosure...
  • Page 67: Server And P700M Controller Worksheet

    Server and P700m controller worksheet Server blade model: Serial number: Server name: OS version/service pack: Installed in enclosure device bay number: Onboard Administrator IP address: Mezzanine slot used by HP P700m Controller: P700m serial number P700m firmware version (must be the same on all controllers): P700m WWN Accessing switch in interconnect bay # Server and P700m controller worksheet...
  • Page 68: Sas Bl Switch Worksheet

    SAS BL Switch worksheet IMPORTANT: Dual-domain configurations need two switches. Model: HP 3Gb SAS BL Switch Serial number: Switch name: Firmware version (must be the same on all switches): Installed in enclosure interconnect bay number: Model: HP 3Gb SAS BL Switch Serial number: Switch name: Firmware version (must be the same on both switches):...
  • Page 69: Mds600 Storage Enclosure Worksheet

    MDS600 storage enclosure worksheet Model: MDS600 storage enclosure Chassis serial number: Device name: Firmware version (must be the same on all I/O modules): I/O module 1 WWID: I/O module 2 WWID: I/O module 3 WWID: I/O module 4 WWID: ACU login information: Drive types and sizes: MDS600 storage enclosure worksheet...
  • Page 70: Msa2000Sa Controller Enclosure Worksheet

    MSA2000sa controller enclosure worksheet Model: MSA2000sa controller enclosure MSA controller model: Chassis serial number: Device name: Drive type and size: Firmware version (must be the same on both controllers): Controller A Management port IP address: Controller A, Port 0 WWN: Controller A, Port 1 WWN: Controller B Management port IP address: Controller B, Port 0 WWN:...
  • Page 71: Msa2000 Drive Enclosure Worksheets

    MSA2000 drive enclosure worksheets Model: MSA2000 drive enclosure Chassis serial number: Device name: Enclosure firmware version: Drive type and size: Model: MSA2000 drive enclosure Chassis serial number: Device name: Enclosure firmware version: Drive type and size: Model: MSA2000 drive enclosure Chassis serial number: Device name: Enclosure firmware version:...
  • Page 72: Msa70 Drive Enclosure Worksheets

    MSA70 drive enclosure worksheets Model: MSA70 drive enclosure Chassis serial number: Device name: Enclosure firmware version: Drive type and size: Model: MSA70 drive enclosure Chassis serial number: Device name: Enclosure firmware version: Drive type and size: Model: MSA70 drive enclosure Chassis serial number: Device name: Enclosure firmware version:...
  • Page 73: Tape And Autoloader Worksheet

    Tape and Autoloader worksheet Model: Chassis serial number: Device name: Firmware version: Tape and Autoloader worksheet...
  • Page 74: Maintenance And Troubleshooting

    9 Maintenance and troubleshooting Included sections: “Updating firmware on solution devices” (page 74) “Troubleshooting” (page 77) Updating firmware on solution devices Updating methods vary, depending on the component or device: “Updating firmware on BladeSystem components and devices” (page 74) “Updating firmware on HP 3Gb SAS BL Switches” (page 75) “Updating firmware on MDS600 disk enclosures”...
  • Page 75: Updating Firmware On Hp 3Gb Sas Bl Switches

    Updating firmware on HP 3Gb SAS BL Switches HP 3Gb SAS BL Switch firmware updates can be performed using the Smart Update Firmware DVD ISO or the HP Virtual SAS Manager (VSM) utility. NOTE: The Smart Update Firmware DVD ISO and the Firmware Maintenance website and download methods use SmartComponent firmware packages.
  • Page 76: Updating Firmware On Mds600 Disk Enclosures

    13. In single-domain configurations, close the maintenance window and do the following: Restart storage enclosures. Restart server blades. Restart I/O. Updating firmware on MDS600 disk enclosures When the MDS600 is directly cabled to an HP 3Gb SAS BL Switch in a BladeSystem solution, firmware must be updated using a downloaded .fuf firmware image file package and the HP Virtual SAS Manager (VSM) software utility.
  • Page 77: Updating Firmware On Msa2000Sa Controller And Drive Enclosures

    10. Click OK to begin the update. The blue MDS600 UID lights turn on to indicate the firmware is being updated. Wait for a completion message to display. IMPORTANT: Do not interfere with or cancel the flashing process. Interrupting the flashing process may corrupt the firmware.
  • Page 78 I/O module 7-segment display panel—shows numeric codes that indicate a variety of self-discovered faults and warnings. Cabling—make sure the cabling scheme is supported for use in this solution. NOTE: When the front-panel GSI LED or the rear-panel I/O module LED is Amber, in addition to indicating a potential issue with a physical component, it may indicate that firmware needs to be updated or re-installed on the I/O modules.
  • Page 79: Deployment Examples

    Part III Deployment examples...
  • Page 80 Contents 10 Introduction....................81 1 1 Device SAS port information..............83 HP 3Gb SAS BL Switch port information..................83 MDS600 disk enclosure port information...................84 MSA2000sa G2 controller enclosure port information..............85 MSA2000sa controller enclosure port information...............86 MSA2000 drive enclosure port information................87 MSA70 drive enclosure port information..................88 12 Deployment examples................89 Zoned storage—single domain, standard cabling...............90 Zoned storage—single domain, wide-port cabling..............91...
  • Page 81: 10 Introduction

    10 Introduction Examples in this section illustrate a few of the supported deployments when connecting external SAS storage enclosures to the c-Class BladeSystem. The focus of these examples is on hardware options, requirements, and SAS cabling. Most examples are of dual-domain, high-availability configurations, so that if any component along the path fails, traffic will fail over to the alternate path.
  • Page 82 The following standards are maintained in the sample configurations: Device Single domain Dual domain SAS switches: Depending on the type of server blade Depending on the type of server blade used, one or two switches are installed in used, two or four switches are installed in the c-Class enclosure, providing a single the c-Class enclosure, providing dual paths path between the server blades and the...
  • Page 83: 1 Device Sas Port Information

    1 1 Device SAS port information HP 3Gb SAS BL Switch port information As shown in the following illustration: SAS ports: 8, from left to right on the front of the switch. Labeled 1–8. Use these SAS ports to connect external SAS storage enclosures and tape devices. When cabling external storage enclosures to the switch, note the following: Storage enclosures connected to switch ports 1–4 are reserved for use by server bays 1–8 in the BladeSystem c-Class enclosure.
  • Page 84: Mds600 Disk Enclosure Port Information

    MDS600 disk enclosure port information As shown in the following illustration: SAS port 1:, the bottom port on each I/O module. Use this SAS port for the first connection to the host (through the SAS Switch). SAS port 2: the top port on each I/O module. Use this SAS port in wide-port configurations for the additional connection to the host (through the SAS Switch).
  • Page 85: Msa2000Sa G2 Controller Enclosure Port Information

    MSA2000sa G2 controller enclosure port information As shown in the following illustration: SAS host ports: four per controller. Labeled SAS 1, SAS 2, SAS 3, and SAS 4. Use these SAS host ports to connect to the hosts (switch). When two controllers are installed in the enclosure, the controllers are referred to as follows: ◦...
  • Page 86: Msa2000Sa Controller Enclosure Port Information

    MSA2000sa controller enclosure port information As shown in the following illustration: SAS host ports: two per controller. Labeled SAS Port 0 and SAS Port 1. Use these SAS host ports to connect to the hosts (switch). When two controllers are installed in the enclosure, the controllers are referred to as follows: ◦...
  • Page 87: Msa2000 Drive Enclosure Port Information

    Use this SAS expansion port to connect (cascade) an additional MSA drive enclosure. NOTE: Mini-SAS to SAS cables are required when connecting MSA2000 drive enclosures. For more information, see the MSA2000 QuickSpecs or HP StorageWorks 2000sa Modular Smart Array supported cable configurations. MSA2000 drive enclosure port information...
  • Page 88: Msa70 Drive Enclosure Port Information

    (cascade) an additional MSA2000 or MSA70 drive enclosure. NOTE: Mini-SAS to SAS cables are required when connecting MSA2000 drive enclosures. For more information about purchasing these cables, see the MSA2000sa G2 QuickSpecs or HP StorageWorks 2000sa G2 Modular Smart Array supported cable configurations. Device SAS port information...
  • Page 89: 12 Deployment Examples

    12 Deployment examples The following example deployments are illustrated: “Zoned storage—single domain, standard cabling” (page 90) “Zoned storage—single domain, wide-port cabling” (page 91) “Zoned storage—single domain, wide-port cabling, max performance with SATA drives” (page 92) “Zoned storage—dual domain, standard cabling” (page 94) “Zoned storage—dual domain, wide-port cabling”...
  • Page 90: Zoned Storage-Single Domain, Standard Cabling

    Zoned storage—single domain, standard cabling This example illustrates standard cabling for a single-domain configuration using single-port SATA drives. In this configuration, note the following: One cable from each MDS600 I/O module to the switch offers single-domain connectivity. Devices and quantities MDS600 storage enclosures: 1 MDS600 I/O modules: 2 BladeSystem c7000 enclosures: 1...
  • Page 91: Zoned Storage-Single Domain, Wide-Port Cabling

    Zoned storage—single domain, wide-port cabling This example illustrates high-performance cabling for a single-domain configuration using single-port SATA drives. In this configuration, note the following: An additional cable from each MDS600 I/O module to an adjacent port on the switch offers additional performance: one cable provides a x4 connection;...
  • Page 92: Zoned Storage-Single Domain, Wide-Port Cabling, Max Performance With Sata Drives

    Zoned storage—single domain, wide-port cabling, max performance with SATA drives This example illustrates cabling for best-possible performance in a single-domain configuration using single-port SATA drives. In this configuration, note the following: This configuration combines a unique cabling scheme AND zone group creation strategy to achieve best possible performance in a single-domain configuration.
  • Page 93 IMPORTANT: When using wide-port cabling, both cables from an MDS600 I/O module must connect to one of the following pairs of switch ports: 1/2, 3/4, 5/6, or 7/8. Devices and quantities MDS600 storage enclosures: 2 MDS600 I/O modules in each MDS600: 2 BladeSystem c7000 enclosures: 1 3Gb SAS BL Switches: 2 Server blade types: half-height and full-height...
  • Page 94: Zoned Storage-Dual Domain, Standard Cabling

    Zoned storage—dual domain, standard cabling This example illustrates standard cabling for a high-availability configuration when using dual-port SAS drives. In this configuration, note the following: One cable from each MDS600 I/O module to each switch offers high availability. Devices and quantities MDS600 storage enclosures: 1 MDS600 I/O modules: 4 BladeSystem c7000 enclosures: 1...
  • Page 95: Zoned Storage-Dual Domain, Wide-Port Cabling

    Zoned storage—dual domain, wide-port cabling This example illustrates cabling for an optimal high-performance, high-availability configuration when using dual-port SAS drives. In this configuration, note the following: An additional cable from each MDS600 I/O module to an adjacent port on the switch offers additional performance: one cable provides a x4 connection;...
  • Page 96: Zoned Storage-With Two C-Class Enclosures

    Zoned storage—with two c-Class enclosures This example illustrates cabling from two BladeSystem c-Class enclosures to one MDS600 storage enclosure. In this configuration, note the following: This example shows a dual-domain MDS600 with wide-port cabling. Dual-domain standard cabling and single-domain devices are also supported. Devices and quantities MDS600 storage enclosures: 1 c7000 enclosures: 2...
  • Page 97: Zoned Storage-Maximum Capacity

    Zoned storage—maximum capacity This example illustrates the maximum number of MDS600 storage enclosures that can be connected to a c7000 BladeSystem enclosure when housed in a 42U rack. In this configuration, note the following: This example shows a dual-domain MDS600 with standard cabling. The following table lists the maximum number of MDS600 storage enclosures for other deployments: Configuration type...
  • Page 98 Devices and quantities MDS600 storage enclosures: 6 MDS600 I/O modules: 4 per MDS600 BladeSystem c7000 enclosures: 1 3Gb SAS BL Switches: 4 Server blade types: half-height Connection details Due to space limitations and level of detail, connection details are not listed. Deployment examples...
  • Page 99: Zoned Storage-With Double-Density Servers

    Zoned storage—with double-density servers These examples illustrates two recommended cabling configurations when using double-density server blades with zoned storage enclosures such as the MDS600. In this configuration, note the following: These examples show dual I/O module MDS600 and wide-port cabling. Single I/O modules and standard cabling is also supported.
  • Page 100 Switches in interconnect bays 5 and 6 map to the “a” server nodes in device bays 1–16. (Referred to as servers 1a–16a.) Switches in interconnect bays 7 and 8 map to the “b” server nodes in device bays 1–16. (Referred to as servers 1b–16b.) Connecting an MD600 that will be accessed based on Connecting an MDS600 that will be accessed based on “a”...
  • Page 101: Shared Storage-Single Controller, Standard Cabling

    Shared storage—single controller, standard cabling This example illustrates standard cabling for a single-controller MSA2000sa enclosure. In this configuration, note the following: One cable from the switch to the MSA controller offers single-path connectivity. NOTE: Features of the MSA2000sa and MSA2000sa G2 differ, but cabling and configuration concepts are the same.
  • Page 102: Shared Storage-Dual Controller, Standard Cabling

    Shared storage—dual controller, standard cabling This example illustrates standard cabling for a high-availability configuration. In this configuration, note the following: One cable from each switch to each MSA controller offers high availability. NOTE: Features of the MSA2000sa and MSA2000sa G2 differ, but cabling and configuration concepts are the same.
  • Page 103: Shared Storage-Dual Controller, Optimal Cabling, Msa2000Sa

    Shared storage—dual controller, optimal cabling, MSA2000sa This example illustrates optimal cabling for a high-performance, high-availability configuration. In this configuration, note the following: An additional cable from each switch to each MSA controller offers additional availability and performance. Connecting each controller to each switch ensures highest availability. NOTE: Features of the MSA2000sa and MSA2000sa G2 differ, but cabling and configuration concepts are the same.
  • Page 104: Shared Storage-Dual Controller, Optimal Cabling, Msa2000Sa G2

    Shared storage—dual controller, optimal cabling, MSA2000sa G2 This example illustrates optimal cabling for a high-performance, high-availability configuration. In this configuration, note the following: An additional cable from each switch to each MSA controller offers additional availability and performance. Connecting each controller to each switch ensures highest availability. Devices and quantities MSA2000sa G2 controller enclosures: 1 MSA2000 drive enclosures: 0...
  • Page 105: Shared Storage-With Cascaded Drive Enclosures

    Shared storage—with cascaded drive enclosures This example expands on the cabling paths illustrated in “Shared storage—dual controller, optimal cabling, MSA2000sa” (page 103) and shows connection paths from a dual-controller MSA2012sa controller enclosure to three cascaded, dual I/O module MSA2000 drive enclosures. NOTE: Features of the MSA2000sa and MSA2000sa G2 differ, but cabling and configuration concepts are the same.
  • Page 106: Shared Storage-With Two C-Class Enclosures, Msa2000Sa G2

    Shared storage—with two c-Class enclosures, MSA2000sa G2 This example illustrates cabling from two BladeSystem c-Class enclosures to one MSA2300sa controller enclosure. In this configuration, note the following: This example shows a dual-controller MSA2300sa controller enclosure with optimal cabling. Standard cabling is also supported. Standard cabling offers high availability, but, during a failover, there will be a slight performance reduction.
  • Page 107: Shared Storage-Maximum Capacity, Msa2000Sa

    Shared storage—maximum capacity, MSA2000sa This example illustrates the maximum number of supported MSA2000sa controller enclosures and cascaded MSA2000 drive enclosures that can connect to a c7000 BladeSystem enclosure housed in a 42U rack. A maximum of four MSA2000sa (or MSA2000sa G2) controller enclosures can be attached to a BladeSystem c-Class enclosure.
  • Page 108: Shared Storage-With Double-Density Servers

    Shared storage—with double-density servers This example illustrates recommended cabling when using double-density server blades with shared storage enclosures such as the MSA2000sa. In this configuration, note the following: This example shows a dual-controller MSA2012sa controller enclosure and standard cabling. MSA2300sa controller enclosures (standard and optimal cabling) and single-controller devices are also supported.
  • Page 109 IMPORTANT: In all configurations using double-density servers, note the following: Double-density server blades allow 32 servers in the 16 available device bays of a c7000 enclosure, by including both an “a” and a “b” server node on one blade device. Switches in interconnect bays 5 and 6 map to the “a”...
  • Page 110: Zoned And Shared Storage-To The Same C-Class Enclosure

    Zoned and Shared storage—to the same c-Class enclosure This example illustrates cabling from one BladeSystem c-Class enclosure to both an MSA2000sa G2 controller enclosure and an MDS600 storage enclosure. In this type of configuration, note the following: IMPORTANT: In a solution with both zoned and shared storage enclosures, a server bay can be assigned to either zoned or shared zone groups.
  • Page 111: Tape Library-Basic Cabling

    Tape library—basic cabling The purpose of this example is to show cabling to a tape library. IMPORTANT: The following illustration shows an MSA2012sa in the configuration, but tape autoloaders and tape libraries are supported with shared SAS storage enclosures and zoned SAS storage enclosures.
  • Page 112: Support And Other Resources

    Part IV Support and other resources...
  • Page 113 Contents 13 Support and other resources..............114 Contacting HP........................114 Before you contact HP......................114 HP contact information.....................114 Subscription service......................114 Document conventions and symbols..................115 Customer self repair......................116 Rack stability........................116 Contents 1 13...
  • Page 114: Support And Other Resources

    13 Support and other resources Contacting HP Before you contact HP Be sure to have the following information available before you call or contact HP: Technical support registration number (if applicable) Product serial number Product model name and number Product identification number Applicable error message Add-on boards or hardware Third-party hardware or software...
  • Page 115: Document Conventions And Symbols

    Document conventions and symbols Convention Element Blue text: Document conventions and symbols Cross-reference links and e-mail addresses Blue, underlined text: http://www.hp.com Website addresses Bold text Keys that are pressed Text typed into a GUI element, such as a box GUI elements that are clicked or selected, such as menu and list items, buttons, tabs, and check boxes Italic text Text emphasis...
  • Page 116: Customer Self Repair

    Customer self repair HP customer self repair (CSR) programs allow you to repair your StorageWorks product. If a CSR part needs replacing, HP ships the part directly to you so that you can install it at your convenience. Some parts do not qualify for CSR. Your HP-authorized service provider will determine whether a repair can be accomplished by CSR.
  • Page 117: Index

    Index zoned wide-port, Symbols zoned, storage 3Gb SAS BL Switch to two c-Class enclosures, information about, Command Line Interface (CLI) installation best practices, configuring the storage, port information, overview, worksheets, configuring storage, configuring the storage Array Configuration Utility (ACU) Array Configuration Utility (ACU), configuring the storage, Command Line Interface (CLI), overview,...
  • Page 118 key steps of, installation best practices, MDS600 best practices, worksheets, MSA2000sa best practices, port information overview, 3Gb SAS BL Switch, P700m best practices, 55, MDS600 disk enclosure, server blade best practices, MSA2000 drive enclosure, steps of, MSA2000sa controller enclosure, MSA2000sa G2 controller enclosure, MSA70 drive enclosure, management tools Array Configuration Utility (ACU),...
  • Page 119 to shared storage, to zoned storage, Virtual SAS Manager (VSM) overview, warning rack stability, 1 16 websites available tasks in, customer self repair, 1 16 HP Subscriber's Choice for Business, 1 14 list of, product manuals, wide-port cabling dual domain zoned storage, single domain zoned storage, 91, worksheets, 3Gb SAS BL Switch,...