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D-Link xStack Storage iSCSI SAN Array
Managed SAN Solution
DSN-5110-10, 5210-10, 5410-10 & 5000-10
Hardware Reference Guide
Version 1.4

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    Storage D-Link xStack Storage iSCSI SAN Array Managed SAN Solution DSN-5110-10, 5210-10, 5410-10 & 5000-10 Hardware Reference Guide Version 1.4...

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    © 2010 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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    Safety Information There is a danger of a new battery exploding if it is incorrectly installed. Replace the battery pack only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Do not dispose of the battery along with household waste. Contact your local waste disposal agency for the address of the nearest battery deposit site.

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    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. Document Revision Level Revision Date Description Version 1.0 January 2009 Version 1.0: initial release...

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    This document is intended to assist users with installing the primary array and expansion array of the xStack Storage system from D-Link. This document assumes that users are computer literate, familiar with Storage Array Products, and have a basic understanding of storage products and concepts.

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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 ..........................1 Models ....................3 Features and Benefits ................5 System Overview .................. 6 Chapter 2 DSN-5000 Series Primary Array Layout ...................9 Front Panel Components ................ 10 Rear Panel Components ................. 12 Side, Top and Bottom Panel Components............ 15 Chapter 3 Installing the DSN-5000 Series Primary Array...............17 Site Considerations................

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  • Page 9: Chapter 1 Introduction

    Chapter 1 Introduction The xStack Storage DSN-5000 series storage system is an intelligent, high-performance multiple Gigabit Ethernet storage solution designed for businesses that want to improve the reliability, availability, serviceability, and performance of their storage systems. It provides a range of benefits and features from its ability to use familiar, proven, and widespread networking technologies like IP and Ethernet for storage solutions.

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    Complete configuration and management of the storage system are available through the intuitive, graphical-based xStack Storage Management Center software. For the latest information about supported drives, consult the Interoperability Matrix found on the D-Link Support Web site: www.dlink.com Chapter 1 Introduction...

  • Page 11: Models

    Models The xStack Storage DSN-5000 series storage array is available in various models. The models differ according to the speed and host network interface. Table 1-1 lists the xStack Storage DSN- 5000 series array models. Table 1-1. DSN-5000 series Storage Array Models Model Description DSN-5110-10 (single controller) System...

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    High Availability (HA) Note: A system using a single controller (DSN-5110-10, DSN-5210-10 or DSN-5410-10) and its expansion array(s) may use SAS or SATA drives. A system using dual controllers for High Availability operation (DSN- 510 for the 5110-10, DSN-520 for the 5210-10 or DSN-540 for the 5410-10) requires SAS drives be used in both the primary array and any expansion array(s).

  • Page 13: Features And Benefits

    Features and Benefits High-performance, low-latency iSCSI storage system, with a highly integrated multifunction  ASIC for fully featured, integrated storage virtualization High Availability with automatic failover when configured with dual controllers  Modular design with the ability to add up to six hot-swappable 12-drive expansion arrays for ...

  • Page 14: System Overview

    System Overview Figure 1-1 shows a typical DSN-5000 series storage system (primary array DSN-5110-10, DSN-5210-10 or DSN-5410-10) configuration in a Storage Area Network (SAN). The SAN shown is an Ethernet network used solely for exchanging data between the customer's host servers and the DSN-5000 series storage system.

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    A DSN-5110-10 with dual controllers (an additional controller DSN-510 is inserted in the second bay), a DSN-5210-10 with dual controllers (an additional controller DSN-520 is inserted in the second bay) or a DSN-5410-10 with dual controllers (an additional controller DSN-540 is inserted in the second bay) will require a DSN-5000-10 expansion array with two I/O modules (an additional I/O module DSN-500 is inserted in the second bay of the DSN-5000-10).

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  • Page 17: Chapter 2 Dsn-5000 Series Primary Array Layout

    Chapter 2 DSN-5000 Series Primary Array Layout This chapter describes the hardware components on the DSN-5000 series primary array (DSN- 5110-10, DSN-5210-10 & DSN-5410-10). The topics covered in this chapter are: Section 2.1, Front Panel Components  Section 2.2, Rear Panel Components ...

  • Page 18: Front Panel Components

    Front Panel Components The front of the DSN-5000 series primary array enclosure has the following components (see Figure 2-1 Enclosure LEDs - four enclosure LEDs at the right side of the front panel provide status  information about the DSN-5000 series primary array enclosure. For a description of these LEDs, see Table 2-1.

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    Table 2-1. Enclosure LEDs Color Description Power Green ON = DSN-5000 series primary array is powered on. OFF = power is not being received. Fault Amber ON = a fault occurred with the power supply, fan, over temperature, internal module, or controllers.

  • Page 20: Rear Panel Components

    Rear Panel Components The rear panel of the DSN-5000 series primary array controller has the following components (see Figure 2-4 and Figure 2-5): Four or Eight 1-Gigabit RJ-45 iSCSI data ports, or one 10-Gigabit XFP iSCSI data port are  located on the rear panel of the DSN-5000 series chassis controllers.

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    Figure 2-5. Close-up View of DSN-5210-10 Controller Rear Panel Figure 2-6. Close-up View of DSN-5210-10 Controller Rear Panel Redundant Controller or Filler Plate in Slot #1 Mute Audio Alarm Button Rear Panel Switches & LED’s 10G Data Port Primary Controller in Slot #0 Two SAS Management Expansion...

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    The DSN-5000 series primary array is “HA-capable” (High Availability) and can be equipped with dual controllers for automatic failover in the event of a hardware or software failure on the primary controller. For systems with dual controllers, both controllers must have the same number and type of data ports.

  • Page 23: Side, Top And Bottom Panel Components

    Color Description Ready/Fault Primary array is powered off or performing its Power On Self Test. ON = a fault has occurred. Please contact D-Link Technical Support. Green ON = normal operation. Battery is fully charged and not sustaining cache. Green ON = battery is good or being charged.

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  • Page 25: Chapter 3 Installing The Dsn-5000 Series Primary Array

    Chapter 3 Installing the DSN-5000 Series Primary Array This chapter describes how to install the DSN-5000 series primary array (DSN-5110-10. DSN- 5210-10 & DSN-5410-10). The topics covered in this chapter are: Section 3.1, Site Considerations  Section 3.2, Safety Considerations ...

  • Page 26: Site Considerations

    Site Considerations The site where you install the DSN-5000 series primary array 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-5000 series primary array.

  • Page 27: Rack-mount Guidelines

    3.1.3 Rack-mount Guidelines The DSN-5000 series primary array 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 Appendix B and to the documentation for the rack. All rack-mounting hardware must be carefully assembled to properly support the ...

  • Page 28: Unpacking The Dsn-5000 Series Primary Array

    Unpacking the DSN-5000 series Primary Array After receiving the DSN-5000 series primary array, perform the following steps to ensure that the primary array and other contents arrived safely. 1. Inspect the outer shipping container for any damage that may have occurred in shipping. Report any sign of damage to the appropriate shipping agency.

  • Page 29: Xstack Storage Dsn-5110-10 & 5210-10 Data Ports

    3.5.1 xStack Storage DSN-5110-10 & 5210-10 Data Ports The DSN-5110-10 & 5210-10 primary arrays have four or eight 1-Gigabit RJ-45 data ports labeled iSCSI 0 through iSCSI 7 (see Figure 2-4 and Figure 2-5). These ports connect to your SAN using either a straight-through or cross-over RJ-45 Ethernet cable (the DSN-5110-10 & 5210-10 primary arrays auto-sense the network link speed and type of cable used).

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    Do not connect one NIC to the management and host network connection ports. Connect one NIC to the management port and connect another NIC in the same PC or a different PC to the host network connection port(s). Data Port Connection Management Port Connection Figure 3-1.

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    Network Switch To Host Servers Data Port Connections Management Port Connections Figure 3-3. Connecting Data and Management Ports (DSN-5210-10 with Dual Controllers) To Host Servers Data Port Connections Management Port Connections Figure 3-4. Connecting Data and Management Ports (DSN-5410-10 with Dual Controllers) DSN-5000 series Hardware Reference Guide...

  • Page 32: Connecting The Power Cords

    Connecting the Power Cords The DSN-5000 series primary array has two power receptacles. Both must be used to connect the DSN-5000 series primary array to an AC outlet: 1. Plug the female end of one power cord into one of the 3-pronged power connectors on the back of the DSN-5000 series primary array.

  • Page 33: Chapter 4 Dsn-5000-10 Expansion Array Layout And Installation

    Chapter 4 DSN-5000-10 Expansion Array Layout and Installation This chapter describes the hardware components and installation instructions for the DSN-5000-10 Expansion Array. The topics covered in this chapter are: Section 4.1, Expansion Array Front Panel Components  Section 4.2, Expansion Array Rear Panel Components ...

  • Page 34: 4.1 Expansion Array Front Panel Components

    4.1 Expansion Array Front Panel Components The front of the DSN-5000-10 expansion array enclosure has the following components (see Figure 4-1): LEDs - four enclosure LEDs at the right side of the front panel provide status information  about the DSN-5000 series primary array enclosure. For a description of these LEDs, see Table 4-1.

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    Lever Release Button Drive Status LEDs Figure 4-2. Close-up View of the Lever Release Button and Status LEDs on a Drive Carrier Table 4-2. Drive Carrier Status LEDs Color Description LED 1 Green This LED is reserved for future use. LED 2 Green OFF = no drive is installed (drive slot is empty).

  • Page 36: Expansion Array Rear Panel Components

    Expansion Array Rear Panel Components The rear of the DSN-5000-10 expansion array enclosure has the following components (see Figure 4-4): One or two I/O modules, each containing two SAS connectors (HOST and EXP); the HOST  connector connects the expansion array to the mini-SAS connector on the back of the DSN-5000 primary array.

  • Page 37: Items Supplied By The User

    3. Save the shipping container, foam, and antistatic bags in case you have to return the DSN-5000-10 expansion array. Returning the DSN-5000-10 expansion array in any other container is not advised. 4. Check the contents against the items referenced on the packing list. If any item is missing or damaged, notify a sales representative and/or the shipping agency.

  • Page 38: Connecting Dsn-5000-10 Expansion Arrays To A Dsn-5210-10 Or 5410-10 Primary Array30

    SAS) supplied with the DSN-5000-10 expansion chassis. When connecting the third through sixth expansion arrays, you must obtain a separate SAS-to-SAS cable for each I/O module (available separately at no cost from D-Link). Chapter 4 DSN-5000 Expansion Array Layout and Installation...

  • Page 39: 4.8 Connecting Dsn-5000-10 Expansion Arrays To A Dsn-5110-10 Primary Array

    (mini-SAS to SAS) supplied with the DSN-5000-10 expansion array. When connecting the second through third expansion arrays, you must obtain a separate SAS-to-SAS cable for each I/O module (available separately at no cost from D-Link). DSN-5000 series Hardware Reference Guide...

  • Page 40: Connecting The Ac Power Cords

    Connecting the AC Power Cords The DSN-5000-10 expansion array has two power receptacles. Both must be used to connect the DSN-5000-10 expansion array to an AC outlet: 1. Plug the female end of one power cord into one of the 3-pronged power connectors on the back of the DSN-5000-10 expansion array.

  • Page 41: Appendix A Replacing And Upgrading Frus

    SATA and SAS drives  Power supply modules  Controller module (primary array only)  I/O module (expansion array only)  Connection of the serial port for diagnostics when working with D-Link Support  DSN-5000 series Hardware Reference Guide...

  • Page 42: Installing Or Replacing Drives

    Installing or Replacing Drives Before you install or replace drives, plan where you will be placing the disk drives. If an array will not be fully populated with drives, be sure the drive slots contain drive trays and/or blank filler panels. For more information, see Figure 2-3 and Section 2.1. High Availability (HA) Note: A system using a single controller (DSN-5110-10.

  • Page 43: Replacing A Power Supply Module In The Primary Or Expansion Array

    Replacing a Power Supply Module in the Primary or Expansion Array The power supply and fan reside on the same module. Facing the back of the array, one power supply/fan module appears on the left side of the array and a second module appears on the right side.

  • Page 44: Replacing The Controller Module On The Primary Array

    Replacing the Controller Module on the Primary Array Use the following procedure to replace a controller module on the primary array. 1. Power down the DSN-5000 series primary array and remove the power cords from the back panel. 2. Squeeze down on the top of the levers on either side of the controller module on the primary array and pull down to disengage the module, then pull the module straight out of the enclosure.

  • Page 45: Replacing The I/o Module On The Expansion Array

    Replacing the I/O Module on the Expansion Array Use the following procedure to replace the I/O module on the expansion array. 1. Power down the DSN-5000 series primary and DSN-5000-10 expansion array and remove the power cords from the back panel. 2.

  • Page 46: Connecting To The Diagnostic Serial Port

    Connecting to the Diagnostic Serial Port The DSN-5000 series primary arrays have a 115.2 Kbps RS-232-C stereo mini-jack connector on the right side of the rear panel (see Figure A-5). Using this port, you can: Reset the array to factory default settings (this deletes all custom settings, including all ...

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    4. Type the number that corresponds to the action you want to perform. 5. Follow the screen prompts to complete the activity. DSN-5000 series Hardware Reference Guide...

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    This Page Left Intentionally Blank Appendix A Replacing and Upgrading FRUs...

  • Page 49: Appendix B Installing The System In A Rack

    Appendix B Installing the System in a Rack This appendix describes how to install the DSN-5000 series primary and DSN-5000-10 expansion arrays in a rack. The rack-mount kit comes with the following items: Two long main left and right rails ...

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    2. Assemble the rails that will accommodate the array in the rack. The long main left and right rails are used in all installations (these rails have a bottom piece on which the array sits in the rack). However, you must determine whether to use the two medium rear rails or the two short rear rails based on the depth of your rack.

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    7. Secure the rails to the rack by inserting screws in the top and bottom holes on the left and right sides on the front of the rack (as shown in the following figure). Do not insert screws into the second-from-the-bottom hole at this time. Figure B-3.

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    Secure to the vertical supports Figure B-5. Securing the Array to the Rack Appendix B Installing the System in a Rack...

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