HP StorageWorks
1000 Modular Smart Array
Product Version:
Controller firmware 5.xx or earlier, with active/passive support
Controller firmware 7.0 or later, with active/active support
This document details procedures for installing an HP StorageWorks 1000 Modular Smart Array
(MSA1000) and its attached storage enclosures. This guide is a companion to the MSA1000 Installation
Configuration Overview poster.
Note: Two versions of firmware are available for the MSA1000: active/passive and active/active. For more
information, see "Determine which version MSA controller firmware to use" (in this guide) and the
compatibility guides on the MSA1000 website: http://www.hp.com/go/msa1000.
Part number: 254092–008
Eighth edition: June 2007

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    HP StorageWorks 1000 Modular Smart Array installation guide Product Version: Controller firmware 5.xx or earlier, with active/passive support Controller firmware 7.0 or later, with active/active support This document details procedures for installing an HP StorageWorks 1000 Modular Smart Array (MSA1000) and its attached storage enclosures. This guide is a companion to the MSA1000 Installation Configuration Overview poster.

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    © Copyright 2004-2007 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. Hewlett-Packard Company 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. Hewlett-Packard 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.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Contents About this guide ..........7 Intended audience .

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    Recommended SCSI cable connections ........42 Connecting the MSA to SCSI storage enclosures.

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    6 Configuration procedures—VMware environments ..... . 83 Prerequisites ............83 Updating MSA controller firmware (if necessary) .

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    Figures Overview of MSA installation procedures ........14 SCSI I/O modules, bus numbers, and box numbers .

  • Page 7: About This Guide, Intended Audience

    About this guide This guide provides information about installing an MSA1000, whether in an existing or new SAN, and is organized as follows: • Chapter 1: Installation procedures—All deployments • Chapters 2-6: Configuration procedures for each operating system To use this guide, follow all instructions in Chapter 1, and then proceed to the chapter for your specific operating system for some additional setup and configuration tasks.

  • Page 8: Prerequisites, Related Documentation

    Prerequisites Prerequisites for installing this product include: • Determine who will install and configure your MSA. A moderate knowledge level about SANs and their components is required to install this storage array system. If you are not familiar with installing and configuring storage array systems in a SAN, HP can install your MSA for you.

  • Page 9: Document Conventions And Symbols

    Document conventions and symbols Table 1 Document conventions Convention Element Medium blue text: Figure 1 Cross-reference links and e-mail addresses Medium blue, underlined text Website addresses (http://www.hp.com) Bold font • Key names • Text typed into a GUI element, such as into a box •...

  • Page 10: Equipment Symbols

    TIP: Provides helpful hints and shortcuts. Equipment symbols The following equipment symbols may be found on hardware for which this guide pertains. They have the following meanings: Any enclosed surface or area of the equipment marked with these symbols indicates the presence of electrical shock hazards.

  • Page 11: Rack Stability, Hp Technical Support

    Rack stability WARNING! To reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to equipment: Extend leveling jacks to the floor. • • Ensure that the full weight of the rack rests on the leveling jacks. • Install stabilizing feet on the rack. •...

  • Page 12: Hp-authorized Reseller, Helpful Websites

    HP-authorized reseller For the name of your nearest HP-authorized reseller: • In the United States, call 1-800-345- 1 518. • Elsewhere, see the HP website: http://www.hp.com. Click Contact HP to find locations and telephone numbers. Helpful websites For third-party product information, see the following HP websites: •...

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    Installation procedures—All deployments Installing and configuring your MSA includes the following steps, each of which is illustrated in Figure 1 and discussed in this chapter: • Step 1: Review and confirm your plans, page 15 • Step 2: Prepare your site, page 28 •...

  • Page 14: Overview Of Msa Installation Procedures

    1 Review/confirm your plans 2 Prepare your site 3 Install MSA option kits 4 Rack the MSA 5 Install the hard drives 6 Prepare the servers 7 Install the HBAs 8 Prepare the switches 9 Connect the cables 10 Power on the devices 1 1 Configure the MSA 15410 Figure 1: Overview of MSA installation procedures...

  • Page 15: Step 1: Review And Confirm Your Plans

    Step 1: Review and confirm your plans Before installing the MSA, HP recommends thorough research and study to develop the best installation and configuration plan for your environment. Proper planning ensures a successful installation. • Determine which version of MSA controller firmware to use •...

  • Page 16: Basic Msa Firmware And Configuration Options

    Table 2 Basic MSA firmware and configuration options Firmware type Number of Configuration status Supported controllers operating systems Windows active/passive Single controller Standard shipping HP-UX version configuration Linux NetWare OpenVMS Tru64 UNIX VMware Windows Dual controller Added hardware Linux (controller and I/O module) NetWare OpenVMS Tru64 UNIX...

  • Page 17: Complete The Planning Worksheet On The Poster

    NOTE: When examining the available firmware versions, consider the following: • The MSA ships with a single controller and active/passive firmware pre-installed. If you plan to install an additional MSA controller and are interested in upgrading to active/active, consider the complexity of your SAN, including the variety of device types, operating systems, failover tools, and access requirements.

  • Page 18: Go To The Internet For The Most Recent Msa And San Information

    Go to the Internet for the most recent MSA and SAN information HP recommends going to the following websites to learn more about MSA devices and Storage Area Networks (SANs). Information found at these websites may offer suggestions, alternatives, or changes to your installation plans.

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    Table 3 MSA1000 and SAN-related websites (continued) Website Content HP Storage Management Initiative Provides the Web-based management interface for the management of the Specification provider for the MSA MSA, in compliance with the SMI-S standard. http://h18007.www1.hp.com/ This MSA-specific SMI-S provider can be installed on Microsoft Windows support/files/storage/us/ 2000 or Windows 2003 Server hosts with access to the MSA.

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    Table 3 MSA1000 and SAN-related websites (continued) Website Content QLogic Driver for HBA Control and Multipathing tool for Linux (active/passive and active/active environments) Multipathing Used in multipathing environments running either active/passive or http://h18006.www1.hp.com/ active/active firmware, QLogic Driver for HBA Control and Multipathing products/sanworks/ provides multipathing support for Linux environments.

  • Page 21: Review Msa Installation Best Practices, Planning, Installation

    Review MSA installation best practices MSA installation best practices fall into one of three categories: planning, installation, and ongoing. Planning • Before installing your MSA (and periodically afterwards), go to the MSA1000 website to confirm your installation plans and read current information about the device: http://www.hp.com/go/msa1000 •...

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    • When handling hard drives, follow industry-standard practices. Internal storage media can be damaged when drives are shaken, dropped, or roughly placed on a work surface. When removing a drive, press the release button, and then pull the drive only slightly out of the enclosure.

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    • Customize the RAID level and striping method to the type of data that will be stored on the LUN. For example, depending on the number of drives included in an array, the ACU may suggest RAID 6 (ADG) as the default RAID level, which offers a high level of fault tolerance and usable disk capacity, but at a significant cost to I/O performance.

  • Page 24: Ongoing

    • Manual load balancing—Through the ACU or the CLI, indicate the preferred path (controller ownership) for each LUN. This method is recommended for environments that are load balancing from the host. Ongoing • Periodically check the MSA website for firmware updates and other announcements. HP may place new versions of MSA controller firmware (or other support items) on the Web.

  • Page 25: Plan Your Storage Configuration, System And Performance Expectations

    NOTE: The MSA operates in a non-redundant mode during this procedure. a. Access a supported management utility for the MSA. b. In the utility, disable the controller to be removed. For details, see the utility online help or MSA user documentation. c.

  • Page 26: Striping Methods, Raid Levels, Raid Level Comparison

    Striping methods A storage array combines the capacity of several physical hard drives into one virtual unit called an array. These arrays are then presented to the operating system as a single disk device. The physical layout of an array can be one of two configurations: •...

  • Page 27: Hard Drive Sizes And Types, Spare Drives, Array Sizing (capacity)

    Table 4 RAID level comparison RAID level Alternative name Fault tolerance Storage performance efficiency RAID 6 (ADG) Data striping, with two sets of High Medium distributed parity data * Drives in the array need to be striped across separate enclosures on different SCSI buses.When drives are selected for an array, the controller always mirrors the first half of the drives selected to the second half of the drives selected.

  • Page 28: Step 2: Prepare Your Site, Provide Adequate Structural Support For The Floor

    Step 2: Prepare your site To ensure continuous, safe, and reliable operation of your equipment, place your system in an approved environment. You must provide adequate physical space, ventilation, and power. NOTE: Consider using the HP Enterprise Configurator (eCO) to help you plan and configure racks and rack-mountable devices.

  • Page 29: Msa1000 Specifications

    Table 1: MSA1000 specifications Parameter English Metric Dimensions Height 6.9 in. (4U) 17.5 cm (4U) Depth 20.5 in. 52.1 cm Width 19.0 in. 48.3 cm Weight Shipping configuration 68.8 lb 31.21 kg Input power requirements Rated input voltage 100 to 240 VAC 100 to 240 VAC Rated input frequency 50 to 60 Hz...

  • Page 30: Step 3: Install Msa Option Kits

    Step 3: Install MSA option kits If your plans include adding any of the available option kits for the MSA, install them now. It is easier to install these options before racking the system. Some of the available option kits include: additional controller cache, additional SCSI I/O module, additional MSA controller, and additional Fibre Channel I/O module.

  • Page 31: Step 4: Rack The Msa And The Storage Enclosures, Rack Installation Best Practices

    Step 4: Rack the MSA and the storage enclosures The MSA and its supported storage enclosures can be installed into most standard server racks. To verify that the rack and the storage enclosures you plan to use are supported for use with the MSA and its storage enclosures, read the compatibility guide, located on the Technical documentation page of the MSA1000 website: http://www.hp.com/go/msa1000...

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    WARNING! To reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to the equipment, be sure that: • The leveling jacks on the rack are extended to the floor. • The full weight of the rack rests on the leveling jacks. •...

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    Install the rails in the rack: a. Identify the left (L) and right (R) rack rails by markings stamped into the rails. b. Insert the front end of one of the rack rails into the inside front of the rack until the pins extend through the holes marked during the rack template procedure.

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    d. Loosen the locking nut on the shipping retaining bracket (1) and slide the bracket to the farthest position on the rear of the rail (2). 15412 e. Repeat steps a through d for the other rack rail. Install the component in the rack: a.

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    b. Slide the device into the rack until the front edge is flush with the front of the rack (1). c. Secure the device to the front of the rack using the provided thumbscrews on the front of the device (2). 15421 Secure the device in the rack: a.

  • Page 36: Step 5: Install The Hard Drives

    Step 5: Install the hard drives After the storage enclosures are secured in the rack, install the hard drives into the drive bays. For a list of supported hard drives, see the compatibility guide, located on the Technical documentation page of the MSA1000 website: http://www.hp.com/go/msa1000 15414 CAUTION:...

  • Page 37: Step 6: Prepare Your Servers

    Step 6: Prepare your servers In an existing SAN, the servers are already set up and configured, but if you are deploying your MSA in a new SAN, install and configure your servers at this time. HP recommends that you: Verify that the servers and operating systems you plan to use are supported for use with the •...

  • Page 38: Step 7: Install The Hba In Your Servers

    Step 7: Install the HBA in your servers After you have confirmed that your servers are operating properly, install the HBA for the MSA in each server that will access the MSA. Because the MSA can be deployed into a variety of operating system environments and configurations (including singlepath and multipath), specific HBAs are required for the different deployments.

  • Page 39: Step 8: Prepare Your Switches

    Step 8: Prepare your switches In an existing SAN, your switches are already set up and configured, but if you are deploying your MSA in a new SAN, you need to install and configure your Fibre Channel switches at this time. NOTE: If you are connecting the Fibre Channel I/O module of the MSA directly to the HBA in the server, proceed to the next step.

  • Page 40: Step 9: Connect The Cables, Cabling Best Practices

    Step 9: Connect the cables At this point in the process of installing your MSA, you have either installed your new SAN or prepared your existing SAN for the MSA, your server is ready, your switch is ready, and the MSA is ready.

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    NOTE: Typically, the second Fibre Channel HBA that is initialized during the POST is the Fibre Channel HBA on the higher slot number. However, because this can change depending on your server architecture, always check your specific system architecture first. •...

  • Page 42: Connecting The Scsi Cables, Recommended Scsi Cable Connections

    Connecting the SCSI cables To connect the MSA to the storage enclosures, use standard VHDCI SCSI cables included in the shipping carton with each storage enclosure. Recommended SCSI cable connections HP recommends installing additional SCSI I/O modules and connecting storage enclosures in the same sequence as the pre-assigned box numbers, as illustrated in Figure 15415...

  • Page 43: Connecting The Msa To Scsi Storage Enclosures

    Connecting the MSA to SCSI storage enclosures The following illustration shows the MSA1000 connected to two MSA30 SCSI storage enclosures. NOTE: Tighten the thumbscrews on the SCSI cables to ensure a secure connection. 15416 Figure 3 SCSI cable connections to two MSA30 SCSI storage enclosures HP StorageWorks 1000 Modular Smart Array installation guide...

  • Page 44: Connecting The Fibre Channel Cables

    Connecting the Fibre Channel cables Your MSA can be deployed in a variety of configurations, from relatively simple singlepath configurations to more complex multipath configurations. Because there are two switches, two HBAs, and two servers in multipath configurations, all of which use Fibre Channel cables, cable connections must follow specific installation requirements.

  • Page 45: Connecting Fibre Channel Cables In A Singlepath Configuration, Sample Fibre Channel Cable Connections, Singlepath Configuration

    Connecting Fibre Channel cables in a singlepath configuration Figure 4 shows the Fibre Channel cable connections of an MSA1000 being accessed by two servers in a singlepath configuration. Figure 4 Sample Fibre Channel cable connections, singlepath configuration HP StorageWorks 1000 Modular Smart Array installation guide...

  • Page 46: Connecting Fibre Channel Cables In A Multipath Configuration, Sample Fibre Channel Cable Connections, Multipath Configuration

    Connecting Fibre Channel cables in a multipath configuration Figure 5 shows the Fibre Channel cable connections of an MSA1000 being accessed by two servers in a multipath configuration. NOTE: Multipath configurations must include: • Two MSA controllers • Two MSA Fibre Channel I/O modules •...

  • Page 47: Connecting The Power Cords, Levels Of Protection Against Power Failures

    NOTE: Typically, the first Fibre Channel HBA that is initialized during the POST is the Fibre Channel HBA on the lower slot number. However, because this can change depending on your server architecture, always check your specific system architecture first. Connect the second Fibre Channel HBA that is initialized during the POST to the passive Fibre Channel Interconnect Switch (that is, the Fibre Channel SAN switch that is connected to the MSA1000 passive controller—in other words, the controller on the left as you look at the MSA1000...

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    Table 5 Levels of protection against power failures MSA power supplies connected to... Provide this level of protection... Two separate power sources • Protects you from downtime when one of the MSA power supplies fails. • Protects you from data loss when one of your power sources fails, due to a pulled cable or tripped breaker.

  • Page 49: Connecting The Power Cords Using Two Upss

    15419 Figure 6 Connecting the power cords using two UPSs HP StorageWorks 1000 Modular Smart Array installation guide...

  • Page 50: Step 10: Power On The Devices

    Step 10: Power on the devices After the MSA and its storage enclosures are installed and connected to the SAN, complete the following steps to power on all of the devices in the SAN, and verify that they are operating properly.

  • Page 51: Verify The Operating Status Of The Msa, View The Leds On The Msa

    CAUTION: When you power on the server, the monitor may display a “New Hardware Found” message and prompt to install an HBA driver. Cancel out of this window to prevent the installation of an unsupported HBA driver. Verify that each device in the SAN is operating properly. Verify the operating status of the MSA To verify the operating status of the MSA: •...

  • Page 52: Read The Messages On The Controller Display Panel

    Read the messages on the controller display panel Each controller contains an integrated LCD panel. This panel displays informational and error messages, shows the current status of the MSA, and provides an interface for user input. To verify that your MSA is operating properly, use the arrow buttons on the LCD panel of the controller and look for the following messages: Table 7 MSA1000 startup messages...

  • Page 53: Verify The Operating Status Of The Fibre Channel Switches

    Verify the operating status of the Fibre Channel switches To verify that your switches are operating properly, view the switch LEDs and compare them with the patterns described in the documentation for these devices. If the LEDs indicate a fault, see the documentation that came with the switch for help. Verify the operating status of the servers Although the MSA is not yet visible to the server, verify that the server is operating properly.

  • Page 54: Step 11: Configure Your Msa, Obtain Desired Controller Firmware And Support Software Cd Versions

    Step 1 1: Configure your MSA After the servers and switches are set up and the MSA is physically installed, connected, and powered on, you may customize the server and the MSA and configure the storage according to your plan. Procedures vary for each operating system, but common steps include the following: •...

  • Page 55: Determine Which Storage Configuration Utility To Use, About The Msa Command Line Interface

    Determine which storage configuration utility to use Depending on your operating system and your preference of user interfaces, use one of the following provided utilities to configure the MSA: • Command Line Interface (CLI) • Array Configuration Utility (ACU) • Array Configuration Utility - Command Line Interface (ACU-CLI) NOTE: ”Plan your storage...

  • Page 56: About The Array Configuration Utility Command Line Interface

    • Runs offline (from a CD) in other ProLiant server environments, such as NetWare. NOTE: The ACU is included on the Support Software CD inside the MSA1000/1500 Setup and Management kit. Instructions for installing the ACU on your server are included in the configuration chapters of this guide.

  • Page 57: Configure The Msa

    Configure the MSA To configure your MSA, go to the chapter for your specific operating system: • Chapter 2: Configuration procedures—Windows environments, page 59 • Chapter 3: Configuration procedures—Linux environments, page 65 • Chapter 4: Configuration procedures—HP-UX environments, page 71 •...

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    Installation procedures—All deployments...

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    Configuration procedures—Windows environments Deploying the MSA in a Microsoft Windows environment involves: Completing all Prerequisites, page 59 2. Installing MSA-specific components on the servers, page 60 3. Updating MSA controller firmware (if necessary), page 62 4. ”Configuring the storage” on page 63 Each of these procedures is discussed in the following paragraphs.

  • Page 60: Installing Msa-specific Components On The Servers

    Installing MSA-specific components on the servers Because these installation processes involve updating the server configuration, HP recommends performing these tasks during inactive periods. MSA-specific components include the following: • HBA drivers • Array Configuration Utility (ACU) • Array Configuration Utility-Command Line Interface (ACU-CLI) (The ACU-CLI is not supported on IA64 platforms.) •...

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    The Support Software CD main menu is displayed. On the CD Main Menu, do the following: a. Click View Contents to review notes and information that supplement this document. CAUTION: Use only the MSA Support Software CD to install HBA drivers. Drivers for all supported HBAs are included on the CD and are the only versions approved for use with the MSA.

  • Page 62: Updating Msa Controller Firmware (if Necessary)

    d. In multipathing environments, install the following components (required in all dual-controller configurations): • MPIO Full Featured DSM • Multipath Manager IMPORTANT: When installing the MPIO components, if prompted, remove the Support Software CD from the CD-ROM drive and restart the server. After all desired components are installed, remove the Support Software CD from the CD-ROM drive.

  • Page 63: Configuring The Storage

    Configuring the storage Thorough planning is critical to the successful and efficient deployment of any storage array system. As discussed in Chapter 1: ”Installation procedures—All deployments” on page 13, plans should include decisions about total system capacity, fault-tolerance levels (availability), and performance. Although detailed in the ACU and the CLI user guides, basic configuration tasks include (in the following sequence): •...

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    Configuration procedures—Windows environments...

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    Configuration procedures—Linux environments Deploying the MSA in a Linux environment involves: Completing all Prerequisites, page 65 2. Installing MSA-specific components on the servers, page 66 3. Updating MSA controller firmware (if necessary), page 68 4. Configuring the storage, page 69 Each of these procedures is discussed in the following paragraphs.

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    Installing MSA-specific components on the servers Because these installation processes involve updating the server configuration, HP recommends performing these tasks during inactive periods. MSA-specific components include the following: • HBA drivers (and multipathing tool, if needed) • HP System Management Homepage •...

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    d. Install the HBA driver on the new kernel by entering: ./INSTALL -f e. If not already connected, connect the MSA to the SAN. NOTE: For Qlogic HBAs, to build an HBA driver from source code or manually patch the Linux kernel, see the README file in the /opt/hp/src/hp_qla2x00src directory on the server.

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    NOTE: Warning messages regarding driver version dependencies may be displayed. These messages do not affect the MSA and may safely be ignored. d. Start the ACU by entering one of the following commands: • To enable remote access, enter: /usr/sbin/cpqacuxe -R •...

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    Configuring the storage Thorough planning is critical to the successful and efficient deployment of any storage array system. As discussed in Chapter 1: ”Installation procedures—All deployments” on page 13, plans should include decisions about total system capacity, fault-tolerance, performance, and availability. Although detailed in the ACU and the CLI user guides, basic configuration tasks include (in the following sequence): •...

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    Configuration procedures—Linux environments...

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    Configuration procedures—HP-UX environments Deploying the MSA in an HP-UX environment involves: Completing all Prerequisites, page 71 Reading the Additional HP-UX support notes, page 72 3. Installing the ACU-CLI on the servers (optional), page 73 4. Updating MSA controller firmware (if necessary), page 74 5.

  • Page 72: Additional Hp-ux Support Notes, Hp-ux Required Updates For Active/active

    Additional HP-UX support notes • Supported HP-UX operating system versions: • HP-UX 1 1i v1(PA) • HP-UX 1 1i v2(PA/IA) • Supported controller configurations: • Single controller (active/passive firmware only) • Dual controllers (active/active firmware only) • Supported Fibre Channel connections: •...

  • Page 73: Installing The Acu-cli On The Servers (optional)

    • Direct connect configuration notes: • For direct connect configurations you must enable FC-AL hard addressing on the MSA controller. See the ACU or CLI online help or user documentation for instructions. LUN configuration notes: • • In direct connect environments or in any environment when using the ACU-CLI, a minimum of one storage LUN on the MSA must be configured and set to the HP-UX host mode before connecting the MSA to the HP-UX server.

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    Updating MSA controller firmware (if necessary) If you need to update the firmware on your MSA controller to a version downloaded from the MSA1000 website, do so at this time. For information on determining whether you need to update MSA controller firmware, see the following sections in this guide: •...

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    IMPORTANT: In multipath configurations: • Verify that both HBAs in each server have been granted access to the storage. • In active/active configurations, manually assign a preferred path (controller ownership) for each LUN. By default, MSA firmware initially assigns ownership of all LUNs to the controller in slot one (front-right) of the MSA.

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    Configuration procedures—HP-UX environments...

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    Configuration procedures—OpenVMS environments Deploying the MSA in an OpenVMS environment involves: Completing all Prerequisites, page 77 2. Obtaining World Wide Port Names, page 78 3. Installing the current Fibre_SCSI patch on the servers, page 79 4. Updating MSA controller firmware (if necessary), page 80 5.

  • Page 78: Obtaining World Wide Port Names

    Obtaining World Wide Port Names When setting connections to the MSA, you must supply the WWPNs of the Fibre Channel adapters on the OpenVMS system. To obtain the WWPNs: From OpenVMS, use the following DCL command: $ show device fg/full The following information is displayed: Device FGA0: device type KGPSA Fibre Channel, is online, shareable, error logging is enabled.

  • Page 79: Installing The Current Fibre_scsi Patch On The Servers, Openvms Fibre_scsi Patches (as Of October 2006)

    Installing the current Fibre_SCSI patch on the servers Download the current patch from the HP OpenVMS Systems website: http://h71000.www7.hp.com/serv_support.html. a. Navigate to the HP Proactive service tools banner. b. Select one of the following options: • Register to access the HP Patch Database •...

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    Updating MSA controller firmware (if necessary) If you need to update the firmware on your MSA controller to a version downloaded from the MSA1000 website, do so at this time. For information on determining whether you need to update MSA controller firmware, see the following sections in this guide: •...

  • Page 81: Assigning Id Numbers To The Controllers And Luns

    IMPORTANT: In multipath configurations: • Verify that both HBAs in each server have been granted access to the storage. • In active/active configurations, manually assign a preferred path (controller ownership) for each LUN. By default, MSA firmware initially assigns ownership of all LUNs to the controller in slot one (front-right) of the MSA.

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    Configuration procedures—OpenVMS environments...

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    Configuration procedures—VMware environments Deploying the MSA in a VMware operating system environment involves: Completing all Prerequisites, page 83 2. Updating MSA controller firmware (if necessary), page 84 Completing VMware-specific tasks, page 84. 4. Configuring the storage, page 87 Each of these procedures is discussed in the following paragraphs. HP recommends installing your MSA in the sequence of steps listed here and in chapter 1 NOTE: of this guide.

  • Page 84: Vmware-specific Tasks, Updating Msa Controller Firmware (if Necessary)

    Updating MSA controller firmware (if necessary) If you need to update the firmware on your MSA controller to a version downloaded from the Web, do so at this time. For information on determining whether you need to update MSA controller firmware, see the following sections in this guide: •...

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    • Prepare the server: NOTE: Multipathing software is native to VMware; therefore, there is no need to install any additional multipathing software. • VMware ESX Server installs directly on the server hardware. It virtualizes server storage and networking, allowing multiple applications to run in virtual machines on the same physical servers.

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    • Configure the VMware ESX 3.0.X Server: Open the Virtual Infrastructure client and select the Configuration tab. Then select Advanced Settings..In the left-hand pane of the Advanced Settings window, select Disk. In the right-hand pane, scroll down to Disk.MaxLUN. Verify that the value is large enough to support your configuration.

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    • Ensure that the drivers for the SCSI and network adapters are appropriate for the desired SCSI adapter RHEL3 LSI Logic RHEL4 BusLogic SLES8 LSI Logic SLES9 BusLogic Windows 2000 BusLogic Windows 2003 LSI Logic Configuring the storage Thorough planning is critical to the successful and efficient deployment of any storage array system. As discussed in Chapter 1: ”Installation procedures—All deployments”...

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    Go to Table ”Hard drive information” on page 1 12 and Table ”Array (LUN) information” on page 1 16 to record information about your storage. Configuration procedures—VMware environments...

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    Configuration procedures—Other environments Deploying the MSA in a NetWare, Tru64 UNIX, SCO UNIX, or VMware operating system environment involves: Completing all Prerequisites, page 89 Completing operating system-specific tasks: • NetWare environments, page 90 • Tru64 UNIX environments, page 91 • SCO UNIX environments, page 91 3.

  • Page 90: Operating System-specific Notes, Netware Environments

    Operating system-specific notes NOTE: SCO UNIX, VMware, OpenVMS, and Tru64 UNIX do not use the provided MSA Support Software CD. These operating systems use the MSA-CLI to configure the storage and obtain the HBA drivers and multipathing tools from a different source, such as through operating system updates or the HP website.

  • Page 91: Tru64 Unix Environments, Sco Unix Environments

    If the MSA is upgraded to 7.0 or later active/active firmware,and, if you want to remove the Secure Path for NetWare driver, do the following: a. Follow the removal instructions provided in the Secure Path user documents. b. From the console, enter edit c:\NWSERVER\STARTUP.NCF. c.

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    Updating MSA controller firmware (if necessary) If you need to update the firmware on your MSA controller to a version downloaded from the Web, do so at this time. For information on determining whether you need to update MSA controller firmware, see the following sections in this guide: •...

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    IMPORTANT: In multipath configurations: • Verify that both HBAs in each server have been granted access to the storage. • In active/active configurations, manually assign a preferred path (controller ownership) for each LUN. By default, MSA firmware initially assigns ownership of all LUNs to the controller in slot one (front-right) of the MSA.

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    Configuration procedures—Other environments...

  • Page 95: Powering Off And Powering On The Msa, Powering Off The Msa

    Powering off and powering on the MSA NOTE: To restart (power-cycle) the MSA, follow the procedures below to power off and then power on the array. Powering off the MSA NOTE: System power to the MSA array does not completely shut off with the Power on/Standby button.

  • Page 96: Powering On The Msa

    Powering on the MSA Verify that the following devices are powered on and in a ready state: • Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) • External Fibre Channel switches Power on all attached storage enclosures. IMPORTANT: Proceed to the next step only after confirming that the external storage enclosures have completed their startup routines;...

  • Page 97

    CAUTION: If the servers are being restarted after the installation of the HBA, the monitor may display a “New Hardware Found” message and prompt to install an HBA driver. Cancel out of this window to prevent the installation of an unsupported HBA driver. The required drivers are provided on the MSA1000/1500 Support Software CD, shipped with the device and available on the MSA websites.

  • Page 98

    Powering off and powering on the MSA...

  • Page 99: A Regulatory Notices, Regulatory Compliance Identification Numbers, Federal Communications Commission Notice, Modifications, Cables

    Modifications 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 Connections to this device must be made with shielded cables with metallic RFI/EMI connector hoods in order to comply with FCC Rules and Regulations.

  • Page 100: European Union Notice, Japanese Notice, Japanese Power Cord Notice, Bsmi Notice

    European Union notice Products with the CE Marking comply with both the EMC Directive (89/336/EEC) and the Low Voltage Directive (73/23/EEC) issued by the Commission of the European Community. Compliance with these directives implies conformity to the following European Norms (in brackets are the equivalent international standards): •...

  • Page 101: Laser Compliance

    Laser compliance The SFP Module contains a laser diode of gallium aluminum arsenide (GaALAs) emitting in the wavelength range of 770-860 nm or indium gallium arsenide phosphide (InGaAsP) emitting in the wavelength range of 1270- 1 355 nm. All HP systems equipped with a laser device comply with safety standards, including International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 825.

  • Page 102: Battery Replacement Notice

    Battery replacement notice Your MSA is provided with a Lithium Manganese Dioxide, a Nickel-Metal Hydride, or a Vanadium Pentoxide, batteries. There is a danger of explosion and risk of personal injury if the array is incorrectly replaced or mistreated. Replace only with the HP spare designated for this product. For more information about battery replacement or proper disposal, contact your HP Authorized Reseller or your Authorized Service Provider.

  • Page 103: B Electrostatic Discharge, Prevention Methods, Grounding Methods

    Electrostatic discharge To prevent damage to the system, be aware of the precautions you need to follow when setting up the system or handling parts. A discharge of static electricity from a finger or other conductor may damage system boards or other static-sensitive devices. This type of damage may reduce the life expectancy of the device.

  • Page 104

    Electrostatic discharge...

  • Page 105: C Worksheets

    Worksheets Use these worksheets to record information about your MSA. NOTE: Although these worksheets are not prerequisites for installing your MSA, some of the information is required for multipathing, future configuration changes, and troubleshooting purposes. The following worksheets are included in this section: •...

  • Page 106: Msa1000 Information

    Table 10 MSA1000 information Component Setting Configuration type Singlepath, non-clustered (check one) Singlepath, clustered-servers Multipath, non-clustered Multipath, multiple clustered-servers MSA1000 Serial number (on the product label) ____________________________________ Controller firmware: Version shipped on the controller ____________________________________ Version available on the Web ____________________________________ Support Software CD: ____________________________________...

  • Page 107: External Fibre Channel Interconnect Device (switch) Information

    Table 1 1 External Fibre Channel interconnect device (switch) information Component Setting Primary switch ____________________________________ Make and model ____________________________________ Switch firmware version ____________________________________ Switch IP address ____________________________________ Switch WWNN ____________________________________ Switch WWPN Additional device for multipath configurations: Make and model (must be the same as the companion device) Switch firmware version (must be the same as the companion device)

  • Page 108: Server Information

    Table 12 Server information Component Setting Primary server ____________________________________ Make and model ____________________________________ Operating system and version / kernel ____________________________________ Service pack / errata ____________________________________ Server name ____________________________________ HBA model ____________________________________ HBA server slot location ____________________________________ HBA firmware version ____________________________________ HBA driver version ____________________________________ HBA boot BIOS firmware...

  • Page 109

    Table 12 Server information (continued) Component Setting Additional server Make and model ____________________________________ Operating system and version / kernel ____________________________________ Service pack / errata ____________________________________ Server name ____________________________________ HBA model ____________________________________ HBA server slot location ____________________________________ HBA firmware version ____________________________________ HBA driver version ____________________________________ HBA boot BIOS firmware...

  • Page 110

    Table 12 Server information (continued) Component Setting Additional server ____________________________________ Make and model ____________________________________ Operating system and version / kernel ____________________________________ Service pack / errata ____________________________________ Server name ____________________________________ HBA model ____________________________________ HBA server slot location ____________________________________ HBA firmware version ____________________________________ HBA driver version ____________________________________...

  • Page 111

    Table 12 Server information (continued) Component Setting Additional server ____________________________________ Make and model ____________________________________ Operating system and version / kernel ____________________________________ Service pack / errata ____________________________________ Server name ____________________________________ HBA model ____________________________________ HBA server slot location ____________________________________ HBA firmware version ____________________________________ HBA driver version ____________________________________...

  • Page 112: Hard Drive Information

    Table 13 Hard drive information Box number Drive bay Transfer rate Drive capacity Spindle speed Array letter (LUN #) Box number assigned to this enclosure ________ NOTE: Recording information about the hard drives and their configuration is a two-step process: •...

  • Page 113

    Table 13 Hard drive information (continued) Box number Drive bay Transfer rate Drive capacity Spindle speed Array letter (LUN #) Box number assigned to this enclosure ________ NOTE: Box numbers are assigned to enclosures based on their connection to the MSA1000.

  • Page 114

    Table 13 Hard drive information (continued) Box number Drive bay Transfer rate Drive capacity Spindle speed Array letter (LUN #) Box number assigned to this enclosure ________ Worksheets...

  • Page 115

    Table 13 Hard drive information (continued) Box number Drive bay Transfer rate Drive capacity Spindle speed Array letter (LUN #) Box number assigned to this enclosure ________ HP StorageWorks 1000 Modular Smart Array installation guide 115...

  • Page 116: Array (lun) Information

    Table 14 Array (LUN) information Basic settings SSP (ACL) settings Array Capacity RAID level HBA Host mode O/S share letter (WWPN or name) (profile) name (LUN #) Worksheets...

  • Page 117

    Table 14 Array (LUN) information (continued) Basic settings SSP (ACL) settings Array Capacity RAID level HBA Host mode O/S share letter (WWPN or name) (profile) name (LUN #) HP StorageWorks 1000 Modular Smart Array installation guide 117...

  • Page 118

    Table 14 Array (LUN) information (continued) Basic settings SSP (ACL) settings Array Capacity RAID level HBA Host mode O/S share letter (WWPN or name) (profile) name (LUN #) Worksheets...

  • Page 119: Index

    Index common steps operating-system-specific tasks Array Configuration Utility - Command Line configuring the storage Interface (ACU-CLI) available tools information about HP-UX environments installing Linux environments HP-UX environments OpenVMS environments Linux environments other environments 87, Windows environments planning of supported operating systems VMware environments Array Configuration Utility (ACU) Windows environments...

  • Page 120

    updating rack rails in HP-UX environments installing the ACU in Linux environments Linux environments in OpenVMS environments Windows environments in other environments 84, installing the ACU-CLI in Windows environments HP-UX environments Linux environments Windows environments installing the Fibre_SCSI patch grounding methods OpenVMS environments guest OS configuration installing the HBA driver...

  • Page 121

    messages, LCD OpenVMS environments at MSA startup other environments 83, Windows environments NetWare environments configuration procedures 83, rack using the support software CD approved models best practices installing storage enclosures installing the MSA in obtaining world wide port names rack rails OpenVMS environments converting for roundhole racks OpenVMS environments...

  • Page 122

    spare drives specifications, environmental requirements technical support, HP startup messages on the LCD panel text symbols startup sequence Tru64 UNIX environments status lights configuration procedures 83, of the MSA Step 1: Review and confirm your plans Step 10: Power on the devices updating MSA firmware Step 11: Configure your MSA determining which version to use...

  • Page 123

    prerequisites for the MSA updating MSA firmware HP StorageWorks 1000 Modular Smart Array installation guide 123...

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