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D-Link xStack Storage iSCSI SAN Array
Managed SAN Solution
DSN-2100
Hardware Reference Guide
Version 1.0

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    Storage D-Link xStack Storage iSCSI SAN Array Managed SAN Solution DSN-2100 Hardware Reference Guide Version 1.0...

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    © 2008 D-Link Networks, Inc. All Rights Reserved D-Link Systems, Inc. makes no warranty of any kind with regard to this material, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. D-Link Systems, Inc. shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for incidental or consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of this material.

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    C-Tick Class A VCCI Class A Notice of Export Controls Export of technical data contained in this document may require an export license from the United States government. Please contact D-Link Systems, Inc. for any export compliance questions. DSN-2100 Hardware Reference Guide...

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    Document Revision Level Revision Date Notes Version 1.0 October 10, 2008...

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    Warnings contain information which, if not followed, can cause damage to the xStack storage system and to the person installing it. They are preceded by: Related Documentation In addition to this document, the following documents are available from D-Link. xStack Storage Management Center Software User's Guide. This guide provides the ...

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    Contact Information You can find software updates and user documentation on the D-Link website. D-Link provides free technical support for customers within the United States and within Canada for the duration of the warranty period on this product. U.S. and Canadian customers can contact D-Link Technical Support through our website, or by phone.

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Contents Chapter 1 Introduction ..........................9 Model ....................9 Benefits and Features ................10 System Overview ................. 10 Chapter 2 DSN-2100 Layout ........................11 Front Panel Components ................ 12 Rear Panel Components ................. 14 Side and Bottom Panel Components ............16 Chapter 3 Installing the DSN-2100 Storage System ................17 Site Considerations................

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    Complete configuration and management are available through the intuitive, graphical- based xStack Storage Management Center. For the latest information about supported drives, consult the Interoperability Matrix found on the D-Link Support Web site: support.dlink.com Model The DSN-2100 storage system is presently available as a single model.

  • Page 10: Benefits And Features

    Benefits and Features High-performance, low-latency iSCSI storage system, with a highly integrated, reliable,  multifunction ASIC for fully featured, integrated storage virtualization Modular design with expansion up to 8 SATA disk drives  Easy setup and configuration – can be placed anywhere on a 10BaseT, 100BaseT, or ...

  • Page 11: Chapter 2 Dsn-2100 Layout

    Chapter 2 DSN-2100 Layout This chapter describes the hardware components on the DSN-2100 storage system. The topics covered in this chapter are: Section 2.1, Front Panel Components  Section 2.2, Rear Panel Components  Section 2.3, Side and Bottom Panel Components ...

  • Page 12: Front Panel Components

    Front Panel Components The front of the DSN-2100 storage system has the following components: Power LED – shows the DSN-2100 power on status. (see Figure 2-1 and Table 2-1)  Boot and Fault LED – shows whether the DSN-2100 is ready for operation or encountered ...

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    Table 2-1. Front Panel LEDs Color Description Power Green ON = DSN-2100 is powered on. OFF = power is not being received. Boot and Fault Array is powered off or performing its Power On Self Test. ON = a fault has occurred. Green ON = normal operation.

  • Page 14: Rear Panel Components

    Rear Panel Components The rear of the DSN-2100 storage system enclosure has the following components: Four 1 GbE RJ-45 iSCSI host network data ports. Each iSCSI data port has port speed and  port activity LEDs. (see Figure 2-2, Figure 2-3 and Table 2-4) Diagnostic port (Diagnostic Port) - one 9600 bps RS-232-C DB9 diagnostic port is located ...

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    Figure 2-3 Close-Up View of the DSN-2100 Rear Panel Figure 2-4 Power and Reset Switches Table 2-3 Rear Panel Switches Switch Description Power Applies power to the DSN-2100 storage system. Pressing this switch for longer than 3 seconds removes power from the DSN-2100 storage system and turns it off. Reset Resets the DSN-2100 storage system.

  • Page 16: Side And Bottom Panel Components

    Table 2-4. Data Port Speed and Port Activity LEDs Color Description Port Speed Yellow ON = link is operating at 1 Gbps. OFF = link is operating at either 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps. Port Activity Green ON = link is operational. Blink = data is being sent or received.

  • Page 17: Chapter 3 Installing The Dsn-2100 Storage System

    Chapter 3 Installing the DSN-2100 Storage System This chapter describes how to install the DSN-2100 storage system. The topics covered in this chapter are: Section 3.1, Site Considerations  Section 3.2, Unpacking the DSN-2100 Storage System  Section 3.3, Items Supplied by the User ...

  • Page 18: Site Considerations

    Site Considerations The site where you install the DSN-2100 storage system can affect its performance. Therefore, choose a site that conforms to the requirements in the following sections. 3.1.1 General Considerations Observe the following considerations when selecting a location to install the DSN-2100 storage system.

  • Page 19: Rack-mount Guidelines

    3.1.3 Rack-mount Guidelines The DSN-2100 storage system can be mounted in a standard 19-inch rack. Observe the following considerations for rack installations. For information about installing the system in a rack, refer to the documentation for the rack. All rack-mounting hardware must be carefully assembled to properly support the ...

  • Page 20: Items Supplied By The User

    Items Supplied by the User Table 3-1 lists the additional items you must supply to perform the DSN-2100 storage system installation. All users must provide the items in the first row of Table 3-1. Thereafter, the additional items required for installation depend on the user category into which you fit. Table 3-1.

  • Page 21: Connecting To The Iscsi Data Ports

    Connecting to the iSCSI Data Ports The following sections describe how to connect the DSN-2100 data ports. 3.4.1 Connecting to the DSN-2100 Host Network Connection Ports The DSN-2100 storage system has four RJ-45 data ports. These ports connect to your SAN using either a straight-through or cross-over RJ-45 Ethernet cable (the DSN-2100 storage system auto-senses the type of cable used).

  • Page 22: Connecting The Power Cords

    Connecting the Power Cords The DSN-2100 storage system has a two power receptacles. Both must be used to connect the DSN-2100 to an AC outlet: 1. Plug the female end of the power cord into the 3-pronged power connectors on the back of the DSN-2100 storage system.

  • Page 23: Appendix A Replacing And Upgrading Frus

    Appendix A Replacing and Upgrading FRUs This appendix describes how to replace or upgrade the Field Replaceable Units (FRUs) in your xStack Storage Array. FRUs that can be replaced or upgraded include: Battery Pack  System and buffer memory  SATA drives ...

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    2. Press the battery down firmly as shown in Figure A-2 until you feel it lock into place. Figure A-2 Press the Battery Down Firmly Until it Locks 3. Align the battery plug with connector J35 as shown in Figure A-3 and insert it fully into the socket.

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    4. The connector locked firmly into connector J35. Figure A-4 Battery Plug Locked in Place 5. The installed battery is shown in Figure A-5. Figure A-5 The Installed Battery DSN-2100 Hardware Reference Guide...

  • Page 26: Installing Memory

    Installing Memory The xStack Storage Array provides four memory sockets: Two sockets (J36 and J37) are for buffer/cache memory  Two sockets (J38 and J39) are for system memory  System Memory: The xStack Storage controller can address up to 2GB of system memory, but only 512MB are required for operation of your controller.

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    Table A-1. xStack Storage Array DIMM Specifications Requirement Description PC2700/DDR333 speed SDRAMs must be JEDEC compliant and DDR333 capable, with a CAS latency of 2.5. PC2100/DDR400 speed DIMMs can be used if they support a 2.5 CAS latency when operating at DDR333 speed. DIMMs must be organized as x72 bits wide, allowing support for ECC.

  • Page 28: Installing Or Replacing Sata Drives

    Installing or Replacing SATA Drives Removal of a populated drive/tray assembly can have unforeseen effects including the loss of all data in a volume. A drive can be part of a volume that may or may not be redundant. Before removing a drive from an operating xStack Storage Array, make sure it is the correct one.

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    A.3.2 Installing a Hard Drive in a Drive Tray Follow these steps to install a hard drive in a drive tray. 1. Remove the plastic air dam from the tray by squeezing the two levers together and lifting the piece out of the tray as shown in Figure A-9. Figure A-9 Removing the Plastic Air Dam Piece 2.

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    3. Place new hard drive in tray as shown in Figure A-11. Figure A-11 Place Hard Drive in Tray 4. Align the mounting holes and insert four mounting screws to hold the drive securely in the drive tray as shown in Figure A-12. Figure A-12 Secure the Hard Drive in the Drive Tray Appendix A Replacing and Upgrading FRUs...

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    5. Your hard drive is ready for installation. Proceed to A.3.3. A.3.3 Drive and Tray Installation A drive/tray assembly can be installed by inserting the drive/tray assembly into the open drive bay as shown in Figure A-13. Push the tray at the point indicated in Step 2 of Figure A-14 and push until it is seated firmly within the bay.

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    Figure A-14 Press Here Until You See the Lever Move Inwards Figure A-15 Press Lever Inwards Until it Locks Appendix A Replacing and Upgrading FRUs...

  • Page 33: Replacing A Fan

    Replacing a Fan The xStack Storage Array contains three user replaceable fans. They can be replaced as follows. 1. Locate the failed fan. They can be identified by their green handle as seen in Figure A- Figure A-16 A User Replaceable Fan with Green Handle 2.

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    3. Remove the fan from its socket as seen in Figure A-18. Figure A-18 Remove the Fan 4. Insert the new fan by reversing the previous steps. i.e. Insert fan into socket, press firmly downwards until it is seated and lower the handle to lock it in place. Appendix A Replacing and Upgrading FRUs...

  • Page 35: Replacing A Power Supply

    Replacing a Power Supply The xStack Storage Array contains three user replaceable power supply modules. They can be replaced as follows. 1. Locate the failed power supply module. Unscrew the bolt holding the locking mechanism in place as shown in Figure A-19. Figure A-19 Unscrew the Bolt Holding the Locking Mechanism 2.

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    Figure A-21 Remove the Power Supply Module 4. Insert the new power supply module by reversing the previous steps. i.e. Insert the new power supply module into the bay until it seats against the rear and the lever locks. Then screw the locking bolt into place. Appendix A Replacing and Upgrading FRUs...

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