HP 316095-B21 - StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/24 User Manual

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Part Number: AA-RTDYA-TE
First Edition (January 2003)
This guide provides an introduction and an overview of the
StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/24 Product Manager. It also explains
how to use the Product Manager to monitor, manage, and
configure the switch.

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  • Page 1: User Guide

    hp StorageWorks edge switch 2/24 product manager user guide Part Number: AA-RTDYA-TE First Edition (January 2003) This guide provides an introduction and an overview of the StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/24 Product Manager. It also explains how to use the Product Manager to monitor, manage, and configure the switch.

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    © Hewlett-Packard Company, 2003. All rights reserved. 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 About This Guide Intended Audience ............ix Related Documentation .

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    Maintenance Menu ..........1–7 Help Menu .

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    Node List View ............2–23 Menu Options .

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    Activate or Deactivate Alerts ........3–26 Delete Alerts .

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    Enable/Disable and Online State Functions ......6–3 For More Information ..........6–3 Switch Binding .

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    2–7 Set Online State dialog box (Offline) ....... 2–15 2–8 Set Online State dialog box (Online).

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    Tables 1–1 Operating Status - Status Bar and Switch Status ..... . 1–30 1–2 User Rights for Product Manager Functions......1–33 2–1 Port States and Indicators .

  • Page 11: Intended Audience, Related Documentation

    • Fibre Channel technology • StorageWorks Fibre Channel Switches by Hewlett-Packard Related Documentation For a list of corresponding documentation included with this product, see the Related Documents section of the HP StorageWorks Edge Switch Release Notes. For the latest information, documentation, and firmware releases, please visit the HP StorageWorks website: http://h18006.www1.hp.com/storage/saninfrastructure.html...

  • Page 12: Document Conventions

    About This Guide Document Conventions The conventions included in Table 1 apply. Table 1: Document Conventions Element Convention Cross-reference links Blue text: Figure 1 Key names, menu items, buttons, and Bold dialog box titles File names, application names, and text Italics emphasis User input, command names, system...

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    About This Guide Symbols on Equipment These icons may be located on equipment in areas where hazardous conditions may exist. Any surface or area of the equipment marked with these symbols indicates the presence of electrical shock hazards. Enclosed area contains no operator serviceable parts.

  • Page 14: Rack Stability, Getting Help, Hp Technical Support

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

  • Page 15: Hp Authorized Reseller

    About This Guide HP Website The HP website has the latest information on this product, as well as the latest drivers. http://thenew.hp.com/country/us/eng/prodserv/storage.html. Access storage at: From this website, select the appropriate product or solution. HP Authorized Reseller For the name of your nearest HP Authorized Reseller: •...

  • Page 17: Product Manager Overview

    Product Manager Overview This chapter is an introduction and overview of the Edge Switch 2/24 Product Manager application. It is intended as a quick reference for using features available through the main Product Manager window. Managing the Edge Switch 2/24 These options are available for managing the Edge Switch 2/24 through a user interface: •...

  • Page 18: Menu Options, High-availability Fabric Manager (hafm), View Tabs, Product Menu

    Product Manager Overview checking is done for pre-existing conditions and no prompts display to guide users through tasks. Refer to the hp StorageWorks CLI reference guide for director and edge switches. • Management using simple network management protocol (SNMP). An SNMP agent is implemented through the SDCM application that allows administrators on SNMP management workstations to access switch management information using any standard network management tool.

  • Page 19: Fabrics Menu, View Menu

    Product Manager Overview • Logout • Exit Fabrics Menu • Rename • Persist Fabric Topology • Unpersist Fabric Topology • Export Fabric Topology • Show Route • Hide Route • Show Zone Members • Show View Port • Show Fabric Tree •...

  • Page 20: Configure Menu, Logs Menu, Maintenance Menu, Help

    Product Manager Overview • Clear All ISL Alerts • Enable Fly Over Display Configure Menu • Users • Nicknames • Sessions • Operating Parameters (Switch and Fabric) • SNMP Agent • Activate Zone Set • Zoning Library • Advanced Zoning Logs Menu •...

  • Page 21: Product Manager, View Tabs, Product Menu

    Product Manager Overview Product Manager Following are options available through the Product Manager application for your switch. For more information on these options, refer to Menu Bar on page 1-14 in this manual. View Tabs • Hardware • Node List •...

  • Page 22: Logs Menu, Configure Menu

    Product Manager Overview • Enable Unit Beaconing • Properties • Close Configure Menu • Identification • Operating Mode • Operating Parameters — Switch — Fabric • Switch Binding (option only available if SANtegrity features installed) — Change State — Edit Membership •...

  • Page 23: Help Menu, Product Manager Description

    Product Manager Overview Maintenance Menu • Port Diagnostics • Data Collection • • Set Online State • Firmware Library • Enable E-Mail Notification • Enable Call Home • Backup and Restore Configuration • Reset Configuration Help Menu • Contents • About Product Manager Description The Product Manager for the Edge Switch 2/24 is a Java-based graphical user...

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    Product Manager Overview Figure 1–1 on page 1-8 illustrates switch management components. The figure shows the following elements: You can install the HAFM and Product Manager applications on remote workstations, as shown in Figure 1–1, using any standard web browser. For instructions, refer to the appendix in the hp StorageWorks ha-fabric manager user guide that pertains to the operating system of your workstation.

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    Product Manager Overview • Configure Fibre Channel operating parameters for the switch, such as BB_Credit, R_A_TOV, E_D_TOV, preferred domain ID, switch priority, and rerouting delay. • Configure individual ports with a port name describing the node attached to the port. •...

  • Page 26: Using The Product Manager, Using Dialog Boxes, Illustrations Used In This Manual, Keyboard Navigation

    Product Manager Overview • Reset port operation. • Run port diagnostics. • Set the date and time on the switch. Using the Product Manager This section provides a general overview of the Product Manager and its functions. For details on performing specific tasks and using specific dialog boxes, refer to the appropriate chapters in this manual.

  • Page 27: Log Into The Hafm

    Product Manager Overview Log Into the HAFM To open the Product Manager, you must first log into the HAFM. 1. Perform one of the following steps: — If you are using the HAFM server, the HAFM application automatically starts when you power on or reboot the HAFM server. If you reboot or switch on the HAFM server and the HAFM login screen displays, skip to step 3 to log in.

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    Product Manager Overview 5. Click Activate or press the Enter key on your keyboard. The main HAFM window displays showing the Product View. Menu Bar Main Panel Tool Bar Status Panel View Tabs Figure 1–3: Main HAFM window 1–12 edge switch 2/24 product manager user guide...

  • Page 29: Opening The Product Manager

    Product Manager Overview Opening the Product Manager To open the Product Manager, double-click the product icon in the Product View or right-click the icon and select Open. Figure 1–4: Edge Switch 2/24 icon The Product Manager displays showing the default Hardware View (Figure 1–5).

  • Page 30: Window Layout And Function, Menu Bar

    Product Manager Overview NOTE: The HAFM window is still available as a separate window. You can drag the Product Manager window away from the HAFM window and view both windows on your PC desktop or minimize one or both of them to icons if desired. You can have a maximum of four Product Manager windows open concurrently.

  • Page 31: Clear System Error Light, Enable Unit Beaconing

    Product Manager Overview Click a power supply module or cooling fan module in the Hardware View only and select FRU from the Product menu to display the FRU Properties menu option. This displays the FRU Properties dialog box. The FRU Properties dialog box can also be displayed by double-clicking on the FRU in the Hardware View.

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    Product Manager Overview Configure Menu Click on the Configure menu on the menu bar to display the following options. For detailed information on using these options, refer to Chapter 3, Configuring the Switch. Identification Select this option to display the Configure Identification dialog box. Enter the following information in this dialog box: —...

  • Page 33: Switch Binding, Snmp Agent

    Product Manager Overview Switch Binding This submenu provides two options if the SANtegrity feature is installed through the Configure Feature Key dialog box: Change State and Edit Membership List. Selecting Change State displays the Switch Binding State Change dialog box where you can activate Switch Binding according to a specific connection policy (Restrict E_Ports, Restrict F_Ports, or All Ports).

  • Page 34: Export Configuration Report, Enable Web Server, Enable Telnet

    Product Manager Overview Threshold Alert(s) Select this option to configure threshold alerts for ports. A threshold alert notifies users when the transmit (Tx) or receive (Rx) throughput reaches specified values for specific switch ports or port types (E_Ports, F_Ports or FL_Ports). Using this option, you can configure: •...

  • Page 35: Audit Log, Event Log, Hardware Log, Link Incident Log

    Product Manager Overview Logs Menu Click on the Logs menu from the menu bar to display the following options. For detailed information on using these dialog boxes, refer to Using Logs on page 4-1. Audit Log This log provides a record of all configuration changes made on the switch. Each entry displays the date and time of the change, a description of the change, the source of the change (such as the HAFM server or SNMP management station), and an identifier for the source, such as the IP address of the HAFM server or...

  • Page 36: Threshold Alert Log, Port Diagnostics, Data Collection, Set Online State

    Product Manager Overview Threshold Alert Log This log provides notifications of threshold alerts. Besides the date and time that the alert occurred, it also displays information that was configured through the Configure Threshold Alert(s) option under the Configure menu. This includes the alert name, port for which the alert is configured.

  • Page 37: Firmware Library, Enable Call Home Notification

    Product Manager Overview Firmware Library Select this option to display the Firmware Library dialog box. This dialog box displays all firmware versions currently installed on the HAFM server that can be downloaded to Edge Switches. Use this dialog box to add a new firmware version to the HAFM server hard disk, modify the description displayed for an existing version, delete a version from the PC, or download (send) a version for operation on a switch.

  • Page 38: Reset Configuration

    Product Manager Overview This back up is primarily for single-CTP systems, where a back up is needed to restore the configuration data to a replacement CTP card. You cannot modify the location or the file name of the saved configuration. For additional information on using this option, refer to Backing Up and Restoring Configuration Data on page...

  • Page 39: View Panel

    Product Manager Overview • Performance • FRU List View Panel Views, selected from the view tabs, display under the tabs in the view panel. Hardware View The Hardware View is the default view that displays in the view panel when you open the switch Product Manager.

  • Page 40: Port Menu, Port List View

    Product Manager Overview For details on menu options, refer to Switch Menu on page 2-13. For details on navigating and monitoring via the Hardware View, refer to Hardware View on page 2-1. Port Menu Double-click a port to display the Port Properties dialog box. Right-click a port to display the following options: •...

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    Product Manager Overview Figure 1–6: Port List View The Port List View displays information about all ports installed in the switch. All data is dynamic and updates automatically. Double-click any row in this view to display the Port Properties dialog box for the port. Right-click a port row to display the same menu options that display when you right-click a port in the Hardware View or a port’s bar graph in the Performance View.

  • Page 42: Node List View

    Product Manager Overview Note that these options are also available when you click a port row and select the Port secondary menu from the Product menu on the menu bar. For details on these menu options, refer to Port Menu on page 2-16.

  • Page 43: Performance View

    Product Manager Overview Figure 1–7: Node List View Note that these options are also available when you click a port row, then select the Port secondary menu from the Product tab on the menu bar. For details on navigating and monitoring via the Node List View, refer to Node List View on page 1-26.

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    Product Manager Overview Figure 1–8: Performance View Right-click a bar graph to display a menu of port-related actions. The options available on this menu are the same as those that are available when you right-click a port in the Hardware View or right-click a row in the Port List View. These include: •...

  • Page 45: Fru List View

    Product Manager Overview • Port Binding • Clear Threshold Alert(s) Note that these same options are also available when you click a port’s graph, then select the Port secondary menu from the Product menu on the menu bar. For details on menu options, refer to Port Menu on page 2-16.

  • Page 46: Status Bar

    Product Manager Overview Status Bar The status bar is located along the bottom of the Product Manager window. This includes a symbol that displays at the left side of the bar and messages that display in the panel to the right of the symbol. The symbol indicates the current operating status of the switch and the messages display to provide more description of menu options as you move the cursor over the options under menu bar menus.

  • Page 47: Closing The Product Manager

    Product Manager Overview Table 1–1: Operating Status - Status Bar and Switch Status (Continued) Status Switch Status Symbol Table Text Meaning Blinking A critical failure prevents the Red and OPERATIONAL switch from performing Yellow fundamental switching Diamond operations. All fans failed. All installed ports failed.

  • Page 48: User Rights

    Product Manager Overview 2. Select Logout or Exit from the Product menu in the HAFM application. — If you select Logout, the StorageWorks HA-Fabric Manager Login dialog box displays. You can now log in again using a user name and password. Log into a different HAFM server by selecting a different server from the HAFM Server field.

  • Page 49: User Rights For Specific Functions

    Product Manager Overview User Rights for Specific Functions Table 1–2 itemizes the specific functions available to Product Manager users that have been assigned “user rights” of product administrator, operator, or maintenance. If a user does not have the right to perform a specific operation, a not-authorized error box appears when the operation is attempted.

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    Product Manager Overview Table 1–2: User Rights for Product Manager Functions (Continued) Product Manager Product Rights Administrator Operator Maintenance Configure Zoning Data Collection Date/Time Sync Configuration Enable Call Home Notification Enable E-Mail Notification Enable Telnet Enable Web Server Export Configuration Report Manage Firmware Port Beaconing...

  • Page 51: Backing Up And Restoring Product Manager Data

    Product Manager Overview Backing Up and Restoring Product Manager Data As long as a Zip® disk remains in the Zip drive of the HAFM server, critical information from both the Product Manager and HAFM applications automatically backs up to the Zip disk when the data directory contents change or when you reboot the HAFM server.

  • Page 52: Restoring Data To The Hafm Server, Using Quiksync

    Product Manager Overview The QuikSync application will not back up certain Windows configurations that need to be reconfigured on a newly restored HAFM server, including the following: • Windows user names and passwords. • TCP/IP network configuration (such as IP address, gateway address, and DNS names).

  • Page 53: Identifying Frus, Monitoring Switch Operation, Monitoring And Managing The Switch

    Monitoring and Managing the Switch This chapter describes how to use the features available in the Product Manager view panel to monitor and manage switch operation. These features include status indicators, menu options, and dialog boxes available through the Hardware View, Port List View, Node List View, Performance View, and FRU List View.

  • Page 54: Switch Status Table

    Monitoring and Managing the Switch Switch Status Table The Status table at the top of the Hardware View displays the switch’s operational status, operational state, name, description, and location. Status Refer to Table 2–1 on page 2-35 for the meaning of the text that displays in the switch Status table and the corresponding status symbols that display on the status bar.

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    Monitoring and Managing the Switch The Reason field on the switch Status table displays one of the following reasons when there are no links. • Never Connected A network connection was never established between the switch and the HAFM server or if the CTP card has failed. Check the IP addresses, the Ethernet local area network (LAN) physical connection between the switch and HAFM server, and other network connection conditions.

  • Page 56: Status Bar Status Indicator, Monitoring Hardware Operation

    Monitoring and Managing the Switch Status Bar Status Indicator The status bar displays a colored status symbol that indicates the overall operating status of the switch unit. The operating status depends on hardware component failures, which are indicated by status symbols that display over component graphics in the Hardware View.

  • Page 57: Front View

    Monitoring and Managing the Switch Port Attention Indicator Not Installed Port LED Indicator Power, System Error, and Unit Beaconing Indicators Port Failure Indicator Power Supply Status Beaconing Figure 2–1: Monitoring Hardware Operation - Edge Switch 2/24 Hardware View Front View 1.

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    Monitoring and Managing the Switch 2. Port LED Indicator: A green and amber indicator to the left of each port connector simulates LED operation on the actual switch port. When the green indicator illuminates, the port is online and operational. When the amber indicator remains illuminated, the port has failed.

  • Page 59: Rear View, Obtaining Hardware Information, Displaying Fru Information

    Monitoring and Managing the Switch Rear View 7. Power Supply Status: Each AC power connector indicates the location of an internal power supply. An amber, service-required LED indicator is located in the upper left corner of each AC power connector. The indicator illuminates if the power supply has failed and requires service.

  • Page 60: Displaying Port Information

    Monitoring and Managing the Switch Displaying Port Information Double-click a port or right-click a port and select Port Properties from the menu to display the Port Properties dialog box. Also display this dialog box by: • Double-clicking a row in the Port List View or right-clicking on a row and selecting Port Properties from the menu.

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    Monitoring and Managing the Switch • Type — Gx_port or G_port. This displays if nothing is logged into the port. — F_Port. This displays if a device is logged into the port. — E_Port. This displays if the port is connected to another switch’s E_Port via an ISL.

  • Page 62: Reason Field Messages

    Monitoring and Managing the Switch • Operational State Beaconing, inactive, invalid attachment, link incident, link reset, no light, not operational, online, offline, port failure, segmented E_Port, testing, or not installed. Refer to Table 2–1 on page 2-35 for definitions of operational states. •...

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    Monitoring and Managing the Switch • 07 Non-HP switch at other end of the ISL. The cable is connected to a non-HP switch and interop mode is set to Homogeneous fabric mode. • 08 ISL connection not allowed on this port. The port type configuration does not match the actual port use (the port is configured as an F_Port, but attaches to a Edge Switch or Director).

  • Page 64: Displaying Switch Information

    Monitoring and Managing the Switch Displaying Switch Information Double-click the switch illustration, away from a hardware component, to display the Switch Properties dialog box as shown in the following figure. Figure 2–4: Switch Properties dialog box The following displays in this dialog box: •...

  • Page 65: Using Menu Options, Switch Properties

    Monitoring and Managing the Switch • Preferred Domain ID (configured using the Configure Switch Operating Parameters dialog box) • Active Domain ID (actual domain ID assigned to the switch) • Fibre Channel Address Domain • CTP State • Switch Speed (always 2 Gb/sec) •...

  • Page 66: Ipl Switch

    Monitoring and Managing the Switch Clear System Error Light Select this to turn off the amber system error light (ERR), located below the green power (PWR) LED on the switch. This also turns off the amber system error light indicator in the Hardware View (front view) IPL Switch Select this option to initiate an IPL on the switch.

  • Page 67: Set Switch Online State

    Monitoring and Managing the Switch 2. Perform one of the following steps: — To immediately synchronize the switch date and time with the HAFM server, be sure the Periodic Date/Time Synchronization option is enabled and then click Sync Now. NOTE: If you enable the Periodic Date/Time Synchronization feature and click Activate, the time will synchronize at the next update period.

  • Page 68: Port Properties, Node Properties, Port Technology

    Monitoring and Managing the Switch Figure 2–8: Set Online State dialog box (Online) 2. When the Set Online or Set Offline warning dialog box displays, click OK to set the switch online or offline. As the switch goes offline, the word, “OFFLINE,” displays in the State field in the left corner of the Hardware View.

  • Page 69: Block Port, Enable Beaconing

    Monitoring and Managing the Switch • Distance: General distance range for port transmission. This can be either short to long distances for the longwave laser LC transceiver or short distances for the shortwave laser LC transceivers. • Media: The Fibre Channel mode and optic size. For the longwave laser LC transceiver, this would be singlemode 9-micron.

  • Page 70: Reset Port, Port Binding

    Monitoring and Managing the Switch Reset Port Click to display a confirmation dialog box. Click Yes on that dialog box to reset the port. If a switch is attached to the port and online, this operation sends a link reset to the attached switch, otherwise this action disables port beaconing for the port.

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    Monitoring and Managing the Switch • Detached WWN: Click the radio button and enter a world wide name (WWN) in the proper format (xx.xx.xx.xx.xx.xx.xx.xx) or a nickname configured through the Product or HAFM applications. The device with this WWN or nickname will have exclusive communication privileges through the port if Port Binding is enabled.

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    Monitoring and Managing the Switch Port List View Display the Port List View (Figure 2–11) in the view panel by selecting Port List from view tabs on the Product Manager window. Figure 2–11: Port List View The Port List View displays the following information on all ports that can be installed in the switch.

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    Monitoring and Managing the Switch Blocked states are: — Blocked: Devices communicating with the port are prevented from logging into the switch or communicating with other devices attached to switch ports. A blocked port continuously transmits OLS. — Unblocked: Devices communicating with the port can log in to the switch and communicate with devices attached to any other unblocked port in the same zone.

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    Monitoring and Managing the Switch • Operating Speed This field displays the current data speed for the ports as 1 Gb/sec or 2 Gb/sec or Not Established. • Alert This column displays a yellow triangle if a link incident occurs on the port or if the port's LED is beaconing.

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    Monitoring and Managing the Switch Node List View Display the Node List View in the view panel by selecting Node List from the view tabs on the Product Manager window. This view displays information about all node attachments to any F_Ports on the switch sorted by port number. All data is dynamic and updates automatically as devices log in and log out.

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    Monitoring and Managing the Switch • Node Type — N_Port: The switch port is operating as an F_Port. — NL_Port: the switch port is operating as an FL_PortHub • Port WWN The port WWN of the attached node (N_Port). The 16-digit WWN is a set of unique numbers assigned to the device attached to the port.

  • Page 77: Displaying Node Properties

    Monitoring and Managing the Switch Menu Options Right-click a row to select it, highlight it, and display a menu with the following port-related action options: • Node Properties Select this option to display the Node Properties dialog box. Refer to Displaying Node Properties on page 2–25.

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    Monitoring and Managing the Switch NOTE: If a node is not logged in, a message appears indicating that node information is not available. Figure 2–13: Node Properties dialog box • Port Number The physical port number on the switch to which the node is connected. •...

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    Monitoring and Managing the Switch • Class of Service Class of service. This can be class 2, class 3, or both. • Data Field Size Data field size. This is the largest size of Fibre Channel frame the node will process.

  • Page 80: Bar Graph Display

    Monitoring and Managing the Switch Menu Options Right-click any of the port bar graphs to display a menu with the following port-related action options. These are the same menu options that display when you right-click a port in the Hardware View or a port row in the Port List View. You can also display these options by clicking a port, port row, or port bar graph in the preceding views and selecting the Port secondary menu from the Product menu on the menu bar.

  • Page 81: Port Statistics, Statistics Description

    Monitoring and Managing the Switch Port Statistics To select and display more detailed performance information for a port, click the port’s bar graph. The bar graph for that port highlights with a darker background and the lower portion of the Performance View view panel displays the statistics values for the port’s number and the WWN decoding.

  • Page 82: Class 2 Statistics

    Monitoring and Managing the Switch • Offline sequences The number of offline sequence that the port has received or transmitted. • Link resets The number of link reset protocol frames received/transmitted by this port from/to the attached switch. The switch transmits a link reset to initiate the link reset protocol or recover from a link timeout.

  • Page 83: Class 3 Statistics

    Monitoring and Managing the Switch troubleshooting may be necessary. There are no thresholds for this value. Typically, this occurs because the destination is not available due to the device’s action. • Four Byte Words Received The number of four-byte words received. •...

  • Page 84: Error Statistics

    Monitoring and Managing the Switch Error Statistics Port errors indicate that a port is not operating correctly. Use this data to isolate problems with port and link operations. The statistics in this table include: • Link failures A link failure was recorded in response to a not operational sequence (NOS), protocol timeout, or port failure.

  • Page 85: Troubleshooting Tips

    Monitoring and Managing the Switch Some number of invalid transmission words are expected and acceptable. Invalid transmission words within a frame are used to produce the bit-error threshold link incident. If one or more invalid transmission words are detected in 12 separate 1.5-second samples within five minutes, a bit-error threshold link incident is generated.

  • Page 86: Button Functions

    Monitoring and Managing the Switch Button Functions The two buttons located at the right end of the title bar on the Statistics Values table are: • Clear The Clear button clears all counters to zero. Selecting this button displays a Clear Request Confirmation dialog box.

  • Page 87: Port Operational States

    Monitoring and Managing the Switch Information on the FRU List View for each FRU includes: • FRU Name: CTP (Control Processor) card and PWR (power-supply module). Note that the CTP card is an internal component and is not a FRU. If it fails completely, the entire switch must be replaced.

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    Monitoring and Managing the Switch Table 2–1: Port States and Indicators (Continued) Port Indicators Alert Port State Green/Blue Amber Indicator Description Invalid Yellow The switch port is in an invalid Attachment Triangle attachment state. Reasons for this state appear in the Reason field of the Port Properties dialog box.

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    Monitoring and Managing the Switch Table 2–1: Port States and Indicators (Continued) Port Indicators Alert Port State Green/Blue Amber Indicator Description Offline None The switch port was configured as “blocked” and is transmitting the Fibre Channel OLS to the attached device.

  • Page 90: Link Incident Alerts

    Monitoring and Managing the Switch Link Incident Alerts A link incident is a problem detected on a fiber optic link, like the loss of light, invalid sequences, and other problems. When a problem occurs, a LIN alert is sent to the Link Incident Log in the switch Product Manager.

  • Page 91: Threshold Alerts

    Monitoring and Managing the Switch Threshold Alerts A threshold alert notifies Product Manager users when the transmit (Tx) or receive (Rx) throughput reaches specific values for switch ports or port types (E_Ports or F_Ports or FL_Ports). Select the Threshold Alerts option on the Configure menu to display the Configure Threshold Alerts dialog box.

  • Page 93: Configure Identification, Configuring The Switch

    Configuring the Switch This chapter describes how to use the options that display on the Product Manager’s Configure menu on the Product Manager menu bar. Configure Identification Use the procedure in this section to identify the switch by its name, description, location, and contact person.

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    Configuring the Switch Procedure To configure identification for the switch, use the following steps: 1. From the menu bar, select Configuration > Identification. The Configure Identification dialog box displays. Figure 3–1: Configure Identification dialog box 2. Click in the name field and enter a name for the switch. The name could reflect the switch’s Ethernet network domain name service (DNS) host name, if assigned.

  • Page 95: Configure Switch Operating Parameters

    Configuring the Switch Configure Switch Operating Parameters Use procedures in this section to set parameters on the switch for fabric operation through the Configure Switch Parameters dialog box. These operating parameters are stored in NV-RAM on the switch. You can configure the following switch parameters as required by your fabric: •...

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    Configuring the Switch • Rerouting Delay Placing a check mark in the check box to the left of the Rerouting Delay option enables rerouting delay. This option is only applicable if the configured switch is in a multi-switch fabric. The default state is disabled. Enabling the rerouting delay ensures that frames are delivered in order through the fabric to their destination.

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    Configuring the Switch Procedure To configure switch operating parameters: 1. The switch must be offline to change the Preferred Domain ID. If it is not, and you activate values in this dialog box,you are prompted to set the unit offline. CAUTION: Setting the switch offline terminates all Fibre Channel connections.

  • Page 98: Configure Fabric Operating Parameters

    Configuring the Switch Configure Fabric Operating Parameters Use the procedures in this section to configure the following Fibre Channel operating parameters using the Configure Fabric Parameters dialog box. The operating parameters are stored in NV-RAM on the switch. You can configure the following fabric operating parameters as required by your fabric: •...

  • Page 99

    Configuring the Switch — If you have three switches and set two to Default and one to Never Principal, the switch with the Default setting and the lowest WWN becomes the principal switch. Note that at least one switch in a multi-switch fabric needs to be set as Principal or Default.

  • Page 100: Configure Switch Binding

    Configuring the Switch c. When the warning box displays asking you to confirm the offline state, click 2. Select Configure > Operating Parameters > Fabric Parameters. The Configure Fabric Parameters dialog box displays. Figure 3–3: Configure Fabric Parameters dialog box NOTE: Ordinarily, you do not need to change values in this dialog box from their defaults.

  • Page 101: Configure Ports

    Configuring the Switch Configure Ports Use the procedures in this section to configure ports. Port configuration data is stored in NV-RAM on the switch. Port information includes: • Port # You cannot edit this field. This column identifies the port number. The port numbers range from 0 through 23.

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    Configuring the Switch If LIN Alerts are enabled, you can receive e-mail notification when a LIN occurs. In order to receive e-mail notification, you must configure and enable this feature in the HAFM (Maintenance menu) and enable e-mail notification through the Enable E-Mail Notification option on the Product Manager’s Maintenance menu.

  • Page 103: Procedure (open Systems Mode)

    Configuring the Switch Procedure (open systems mode) To configure ports in open systems mode, use the following steps: 1. Select Ports from the Configure menu on the menu bar. The Configure Ports dialog box displays. Figure 3–4: Configure Ports dialog box Ports are numbered from 0 through 23.

  • Page 104: Configure Snmp

    Configuring the Switch 6. Select a port type by clicking in the Type field and selecting from the list. 7. To bind a device with a specific WWN or nickname to the port, click the Port Binding check box to display a check mark. Then enter the WWN or configured nickname for the device into the Bound WWN column.

  • Page 105

    Configuring the Switch For complete information on objects defined in MIBs and steps to download MIB variables to your SNMP workstation, refer to the hp StorageWorks SNMP reference guide for directors and edge switches. • Configure network addresses and community names for up to six SNMP trap recipients.

  • Page 106: Configure Open Systems Management Server

    Configuring the Switch 3. Click a field in the Community Name column to select the row. Enter the SNMP community name for the trap recipient. Enter up to 32 characters. This also defines community names from which SNMP managers can read MIB variables from or write MIB variables to the switch.

  • Page 107: Configure Feature Key

    Configuring the Switch Procedure To configure the Open Systems Management Server, use the following steps: 1. Select Management Server from the Configure menu on the menu bar. The Configure Open Systems Management Server dialog box displays. 2. Enable the management server by clicking the Enable Management Server check box to add a check mark.

  • Page 108

    Configuring the Switch Procedure To configure a feature key, use the following steps: 1. Set the switch offline using the Set Online State dialog box. For help, refer to Online State on page 5-3. 2. Select Features from the Configure menu on the menu bar. The Configure Feature Key dialog box displays.

  • Page 109: Configure Date And Time

    Configuring the Switch 5. Click Activate to activate the new feature key. An IPL will occur, during which the Ethernet connection between the HAFM server and switch is momentarily interrupted. NOTE: If you click Activate, all current features will be replaced with new features. That is, if there are features shown in the current list that are not shown in the new list, then those features will be removed from the switch.

  • Page 110

    Configuring the Switch Figure 3–8: Configure Date and Time Periodic Synchronization dialog box To disable Periodic Date/Time Synchronization, click the check box to remove the check mark, then click Activate. To re-enable Periodic Date/Time Synchronization, click the check box to display the check box, then click Activate.

  • Page 111: Configure Threshold Alerts

    Configuring the Switch c. Delete characters and enter new ones as required or highlight the existing character by dragging the mouse cursor over the character and typing the new character. NOTE: When entering the hours, use the range of 0 to 23, for minutes and seconds, use the range of 0 to 59.

  • Page 112: Create New Alert

    Configuring the Switch • Threshold criteria: — Percent traffic capacity utilized. This is the percent of the port’s throughput capacity achieved by the measured throughput. This setting constitutes the threshold value. For example the value of 50 means that the port’s threshold is reached when throughput reaches 50% of port capacity.

  • Page 113

    Configuring the Switch If alerts are configured, they will display in table format showing the name of the alert, type of alert (Rx, Tx, or Rx or Tx), and alert state (inactive or active). 2. Click New. The New Threshold Alert dialog box displays. Figure 3–11: New Threshold Alerts dialog box - first screen 3.

  • Page 114

    Configuring the Switch Figure 3–12: New Threshold Alerts dialog box - second screen 6. Enter a percentage from 1 through 100 for % utilization. When throughput reaches this percentage of port capacity, a threshold alert will occur. 7. Enter the amount of cumulative minutes in which the % utilization should exist during the notification interval before an alert is generated.

  • Page 115

    Configuring the Switch Figure 3–13: New Threshold Alerts dialog box - third screen 10. Either select Port Type or Port List. — If you select Port Type, selecting either E_Ports, F_Ports or FL_Ports will cause this alert to generate for all ports configured as E_Ports, F_Ports or FL_Ports respectively.

  • Page 116

    Configuring the Switch Figure 3–14: New Threshold Alerts dialog box - summary screen 12. Select Finish. The Configure Threshold Alerts dialog box appears listing the name, type, and state of the alert that you just configured. 13. At this point, the alert is not active. To activate the alert, select the alert information that displays in the Configure Threshold Alerts table and select Activate.

  • Page 117: Modify An Alert

    Configuring the Switch Modify an Alert Use the following steps to modify an existing threshold alert configuration. 1. Select Threshold Alerts from the Configure menu. The Configure Threshold Alerts dialog box displays. 2. Select the alert that you want to modify by clicking the alert information in the table.

  • Page 118: Activate Or Deactivate Alerts, Delete Alerts

    Configuring the Switch Activate or Deactivate Alerts Use the following steps to activate or deactivate existing threshold alerts. In the active state, notifications are generated for the alert. In the inactive state, notifications do not occur. 1. Select Threshold Alerts from the Configure menu. The Configure Threshold Alerts dialog box displays.

  • Page 119

    Configuring the Switch Export Configuration Report Use this option to save an ASCII file of all currently saved configuration data in switch NV_RAM to your hard drive or a diskette. Use any desktop publishing application to import this ASCII file for viewing or printing. NOTE: This file cannot be used to set configuration parameters through the Product Manager.

  • Page 120

    Configuring the Switch Details List Create New Folder Home Go Up One Level Drive List Figure 3–16: Export Configuration dialog box 2. Select the folder where you want to save the file. 3. Type in a file name and extension in the File name field. 4.

  • Page 121: Backing Up And Restoring Configuration Data

    Configuring the Switch Backing Up and Restoring Configuration Data You can back up the NV-RAM configuration, which includes all of the data you input through instructions in this chapter, using the Backup and Restore Configuration option. This option is available through the Maintenance menu. Selecting this option backs up the configuration data to a file on the HAFM server hard drive.

  • Page 123: Button Function

    Using Logs This chapter describes the Edge Switch 2/24 logs that you can access through the Logs menu on the Product Manager menu bar. Using Logs The Audit, Event, Hardware, Link Incident, and Threshold Alert logs store up to 1000 entries each.

  • Page 124: Expanding Columns, Sorting Entries

    Using Logs To save a log file in American Standard Code for Information Exchange (ASCII) format to a location on your system’s hard drive or to a diskette, use the following steps. You can open this file in any desktop publisher for viewing or printing. Home Go Up One Level Drive List...

  • Page 125

    Using Logs Audit Log The Audit Log displays a history of all configuration changes applied to the switch from any source such as Product Manager, SNMP management stations, web server interface, host, or another switch. Figure 4–2: Audit Log • Date/Time The date and time of the change on the switch.

  • Page 126

    Using Logs — Fabric: Change was initiated by another switch in the fabric that is not managed by this HAFM server. — Web server: Change was made by a user through the Embedded Web Server interface. — Fibre Channel Host: Change was made inband by a Fibre Channel host through the Open Systems Management Server.

  • Page 127

    Using Logs For detailed information on event data and problem resolution, refer to the hp StorageWorks edge switch 2/24 service manual. Each log entry includes the following: • Date/Time The date and time of the event on the switch. • Event Events are identified by a unique code.

  • Page 128

    Using Logs Hardware Log The Hardware Log displays information on field replaceable units (FRUs) inserted and removed from the switch. Figure 4–4: Hardware Log Each log entry includes the following: • Date/Time Date and time of the insertion or removal of the FRU. •...

  • Page 129

    Using Logs Link Incident Log The Link Incident Log displays a thousand of the most recent link incidents with the date each incident occurred, the time it occurred, and the port where it took place. Figure 4–5: Link Incident Log Each log entry contains: •...

  • Page 130

    Using Logs — Not-operational (NOS) primitive sequence received. A NOS was recognized. — Primitive sequence timeout. • Link reset protocol timeout occurred. • Timeout occurred for an appropriate response while in NOS receive state and after NOS is no longer recognized. —...

  • Page 131

    Using Logs • Date/Time Date and time stamp for when the alert occurred. • Name Name for the alert as configured through the Configure Threshold Alerts dialog box. • Port Port number where the alert occurred. • Type The type of alert: transmit (Tx) or receive (Rx). •...

  • Page 133: Run Port Diagnostics, Collect Maintenance Data, Execute An Ipl, Using Maintenance Features

    Using Maintenance Features This chapter describes how to use the options that display from the Maintenance menu on the Product Manager menu bar. Run Port Diagnostics The Port Diagnostics option enables you to run internal and external loopback tests on any port. To use this option, follow the detailed steps in the hp StorageWorks edge switch 2/24 service manual.

  • Page 134

    Using Maintenance Features If it is necessary for you to execute an IPL on the switch, use the following steps: 1. Select IPL from the Maintenance menu on the menu bar. A dialog box displays confirming the IPL. Figure 5–1: IPL Confirmation dialog box 2.

  • Page 135

    Using Maintenance Features After the IPL: • All Fabric services databases containing information about current Fabric logins, name server registrations, and other data remain intact, making the operation transparent to attached devices. • The switch returns to the online state, even if it was offline before the operation. •...

  • Page 136: Manage Firmware Versions

    Using Maintenance Features 2. Click Set Offline or Set Online, depending on the operating state you want to set. 3. When a warning box displays requesting you to confirm the offline or online state, click OK. As the switch goes offline, “OFFLINE” displays in the State field of the Switch Status table in the Hardware View.

  • Page 137: Enable Call-home Notification

    Using Maintenance Features Enable Call-Home Notification The call-home feature enables the HAFM server to automatically dial out to a support center to report system problems. The support center server accepts calls from the HAFM server, logs reported events, and notifies one or more support center representatives.

  • Page 138: Backup And Restore Configuration

    Using Maintenance Features Backup and Restore Configuration Select this option from Maintenance menu to save the product configuration stored on the switch to the HAFM server hard disk or to restore the product configuration from the HAFM server. Only a single copy of the configuration is kept on the server. The purpose of the back up is primarily for restoring configuration data to a replacement switch.

  • Page 139

    Using Maintenance Features 3. When the dialog box appears confirming that the back up of configuration is complete, click OK. If the back up fails, a dialog box displays to inform you that the back up to the server failed. Restore 1.

  • Page 140

    Using Maintenance Features After resetting the configuration, you must reset the original address on the switch through the maintenance port or the Embedded Web Server interface to maintain LAN connections and communication with the service processor. Procedure 1. Set the switch offline. For instructions, refer to Set Online State on page 5-3.

  • Page 141: Optional Features

    Optional Features This chapter provides detailed information on using, administering, and configuring optional features through High Availability Fabric Manager application. • "Keyed" features, requiring feature keys to be purchased and enabled through the Configure Feature Key dialog box in the product’s Product Manager application. •...

  • Page 142: Santegrity Features

    Optional Features 3. Click the check box in the Host Control Prohibited field to display a check mark and prohibit a host management program from changing configuration and connectivity parameters on the switch. In this case, the host program has read-only access to configuration and connectivity parameters.

  • Page 143: For More Information

    Optional Features Enable/Disable and Online State Functions In order for Fabric Binding to function, specific operating parameters and optional features must be enabled. Also, there are specific requirements for disabling these parameters and features when the Director or Edge Switch is offline or online. Be aware of the following: •...

  • Page 144: Enable/disable Switch Binding

    Optional Features If the switch is online, activating switch binding populates the Membership List in the Switch Binding - Membership List dialog box (Product Manager) with the following WWNs currently connected to the switch, depending on the connection policy set in the State Change dialog box: •...

  • Page 145: Editing The Switch Membership List

    Optional Features 3. Click one of the Connection Policy radio buttons. • Restrict E_Ports. Select if you want to restrict connections from specific switches to Director E_Ports. Switch WWNs can be added to the Switch Membership List to allow connection and removed from the Membership List to prohibit connection.

  • Page 146

    Optional Features 3. To prohibit connection to a switch port from a WWN currently in the Membership List, click the WWN or nickname in the Membership List, then click the Remove button. The WWN or nickname will move to the Node List panel. WWNs can only be removed from the fabric if any of the following is true: •...

  • Page 147: Zoning With Switch Binding Enabled

    Optional Features • You cannot disable Switch Binding if Enterprise Fabric Mode is enabled. • If Enterprise Fabric Mode is enabled and the Director or Edge Switch is online, you cannot disable Switch Binding. However, if Enterprise Fabric Mode is disabled, you can disable Fabric Binding, Switch Binding, or both.

  • Page 148: Enterprise Fabric Mode, Features And Parameters Enabled, Rerouting Delay

    Optional Features Enterprise Fabric Mode Enterprise Fabric Mode is an option available on the Fabrics menu in the HAFM application if the SANtegrity feature key is installed. This option automatically enables the following features and operating parameters that are necessary in multi-switch Enterprise Fabric environments.

  • Page 149: Domain Rscns, Insistent Domain Identification (id)

    Optional Features If Enterprise Fabric Mode is enabled, this option is automatically enabled and cannot be disabled unless the switch is offline. In this case, disabling Rerouting Delay also disables Enterprise Fabric Mode. Domain RSCNs This is a parameter in the Configure Switch Parameters dialog box, available from Configure menu in the Product Manager application.

  • Page 151: Product Manager Messages

    Product Manager Messages This appendix lists and explains messages that may display in message boxes as you use the Product Manager. Solutions to problems implied by each message are included when applicable. Table A–1: StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/24 Product Manager Messages Message Description Action...

  • Page 152

    Product Manager Messages Table A–1: StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/24 Product Manager Messages (Continued) Message Description Action Are you sure you want to Confirmation to add a Click Yes to confirm adding send firmware version? firmware version to the the firmware version to the firmware library.

  • Page 153

    Product Manager Messages Table A–1: StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/24 Product Manager Messages (Continued) Message Description Action Cannot perform this This operation cannot take Configure the switch offline operation while the switch is place while the switch is through the Set Online State offline.

  • Page 154

    Product Manager Messages Table A–1: StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/24 Product Manager Messages (Continued) Message Description Action Cannot run diagnostics. The Port diagnostics cannot be Run diagnostics only on a port is not installed. performed when the port is port that is installed. not installed.

  • Page 155

    Product Manager Messages Table A–1: StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/24 Product Manager Messages (Continued) Message Description Action Cannot swap an uninstalled A port swap cannot be Perform a swap only on a port. performed when the port is port that is installed. not installed.

  • Page 156

    Product Manager Messages Table A–1: StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/24 Product Manager Messages (Continued) Message Description Action Device applications should Device application is not Terminate device application be terminated before terminated. before running port starting diagnostics. Press diagnostics. NEXT to continue. [device WWN] cannot be User attempted to remove a Remove the device from the...

  • Page 157

    Product Manager Messages Table A–1: StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/24 Product Manager Messages (Continued) Message Description Action Enterprise Fabric Mode will User attempted to disable Click Yes if you want to be disabled if any of the these parameters in the continue, and disable following parameters are Configure Switch...

  • Page 158

    Product Manager Messages Table A–1: StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/24 Product Manager Messages (Continued) Message Description Action Incorrect product type. When configuring a new Select the correct product product through the New type for the product with the Product dialog box, an network address.

  • Page 159

    Product Manager Messages Table A–1: StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/24 Product Manager Messages (Continued) Message Description Action Invalid port number. Valid Port number must be within Enter a port number within ports are (0 - 23). the range of ports for the the correct range.

  • Page 160

    Product Manager Messages Table A–1: StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/24 Product Manager Messages (Continued) Message Description Action Invalid value for year. Value for year must be a Enter a correct four-digit four-digit year after 1980. value for the year. Invalid World Wide Name. World wide name must have Enter a worldwide name eight two-digit hexadecimal...

  • Page 161

    Product Manager Messages Table A–1: StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/24 Product Manager Messages (Continued) Message Description Action Non-redundant switch must Since the switch has only a Take switch offline and try be offline to install firmware. single CTP card, it must be again.

  • Page 162

    Product Manager Messages Table A–1: StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/24 Product Manager Messages (Continued) Message Description Action Port cannot swap to itself. Port addresses entered in Make sure that address in the Swap Ports dialog box the first and second port are the same.

  • Page 163

    Product Manager Messages Table A–1: StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/24 Product Manager Messages (Continued) Message Description Action Stop diagnostics failed. The Diagnostics for the port was Verify port operation. Retry test is already running. not running and the Stop diagnostics for port and was selected on the Port select Stop from the dialog Diagnostics dialog box.

  • Page 164

    Product Manager Messages Table A–1: StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/24 Product Manager Messages (Continued) Message Description Action The firmware version Firmware version already N/A. An informational already exists. exists in the database. message. The HAFM server is busy The HAFM server could not Retry the operation later.

  • Page 165

    Product Manager Messages Table A–1: StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/24 Product Manager Messages (Continued) Message Description Action This feature key does not The feature set currently Set the Edge Switch offline include all of the features installed for this system through the Set Online State currently installed and contains features that are dialog box, then activate the...

  • Page 167

    Glossary The following cross-references are used in this glossary: Contrast with. This refers to a term that has an opposite or substantively different meaning. See. This refers the reader to another keyword or phrase for the same term. See also. This refers the reader to definite additional information contained in another entry. access control List of all devices that can access other devices across the network and the permissions associated with that access.

  • Page 168

    Glossary alias server Fabric software facility that supports multicast group management. arbitrated loop One of the three connection topologies offered by Fibre Channel. Up to 126 node ports and one fabric port can communicate without the need for a separate switched fabric. See also point to point.

  • Page 169

    Glossary bit error rate A comparison of the number of bits received incorrectly by a device to the total number of bits transmitted. blocked port Devices communicating with the port are prevented from logging into the switch or communicating with other devices attached to the switch. A blocked port continuously transmits the offline sequence.

  • Page 170

    Glossary class of Fibre Channel service Defines the level of connection dedication, acknowledgment, and other characteristics of a connection. Class F Fibre Channel service Used by switches to communicate across interswitch links (ISLs) to configure, control, and coordinate a multi-switch fabric. Class 2 Fibre Channel service Provides a connectionless (not dedicated) service with notification of delivery or nondelivery between two N_Ports.

  • Page 171

    Glossary connector See optical fiber connector. control processor card Circuit card that contains the switch microprocessor. The CTP card also initializes hardware components of the system after power-on. Note that the CTP card on this switch is not a FRU. control unit A hardware unit that controls the reading, writing, or displaying of data at one or more input/output units.

  • Page 172

    Glossary datagram See Class 3 Fibre Channel service. default Pertaining to an attribute, value, or option that is assumed when none is explicitly specified. default zone Contains all attached devices that are not members of a separate zone. destination address Address identifier that indicates the targeted destination of a data frame.

  • Page 173

    Glossary E_Port See expansion port. E_D_TOV See error-detect time-out value. Embedded Web Server A management interface embedded on the switch’s code which offers features similar to, but not as robust as, the HAFM and Product Manager. error-detect time-out value E_D_TOV defines the time the switch waits for an expected response before declaring an error condition.

  • Page 174

    Glossary explicit fabric login Data field size, supported by an F-Port, that is agreed upon during fabric login. fabric Entity that interconnects N_Ports and is capable of routing (switching) Fibre Channel frames using the destination ID information in the Fibre Channel frame header accompanying the frames.

  • Page 175

    Glossary Fibre Channel Integrated set of standards recognized by ANSI which defines specific protocols for flexible information transfer. Logically, a point-to-point serial data channel, structured for high performance. Fibre Channel fabric element Any device linked to a fabric. Information about these devices is recorded in a management information base (MIB) which can be accessed by fabric management software.

  • Page 176

    Glossary gateway address A unique string of numbers (in the format xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx) that identifies a gateway on the network. GBIC GigaBit Interface Converter. A removable module that converts an electrical serial data stream to an optical or amplified electrical serial data stream. Contains connector for attaching fiber optic cable.

  • Page 177

    Glossary hexadecimal A number system with a base of high availability A performance feature characterized by hardware component redundancy and hot-swappability (enabling non-disruptive maintenance). High-availability systems maximize system uptime while providing superior reliability, availability, and serviceability. Data transfer from one node to another node. hop count ISL connections.

  • Page 178

    Glossary initial program load Process of initializing the device and causing the operating system to start. Initiated through a menu in the Product Manager. interface Hardware, software, or both, linking systems, programs, or devices. Internet Protocol The TCP/IP standard protocol that defines the IP datagram as the unit of information passed across an internet and provides the basis for connectionless, best-effort packet delivery service.

  • Page 179

    Glossary jumper cable Optical cable that provides physical attachment between two devices or between a device and a distribution panel. Contrast with trunk cable. laser Light Amplification through Simulated Emissions of Radiation. A device that uses the oscillation of atoms or molecules between energy levels to generate a narrow, finely focused beam of light.

  • Page 180

    Glossary logical unit number Also known as LUN. In Fibre Channel addressing, a logical unit number is a number assigned to a storage device which, in combination with the storage device’s node port’s world-wide name, represents a unique identifier for a logical device on a storage area network. loopback plug In a fiber optic environment, a type of duplex connector used to wrap the optical output signal of a device directly to the optical input.

  • Page 181

    Glossary multicast Delivery of a single transmission to multiple destination N_Ports. Can be one to many or many to many. All members of the group are identified by one IP address. multi-switch fabric Fibre Channel fabric created by linking more than one fabric switching device within a fabric. name server Program that translates names from one form into another.

  • Page 182

    Glossary offline state When the switch is in the offline state, all the installed ports are offline. The ports transmit an OLS (offline sequence) and they cannot accept a login for connection from an attached device. Contrast with online state. See offline sequence.

  • Page 183

    Glossary optical fiber connector Hardware component that transfers optical power between two optical fibers or bundles and is designed to be repeatedly connected and disconnected. out-of-band management Transmission of management information using frequencies or channels other than those routinely used for information transfer. packet Logical unit of information (usually in the form of a data frame) transmitted on a network.

  • Page 184

    Glossary power-on self-test Series of self-tests executed each time the unit is booted or reset. preferred domain ID Domain ID that a switch is assigned by the principal switch in a switched fabric. The preferred domain ID becomes the active domain ID except when configured otherwise by the user. principal switch In a multi-switch fabric, the switch that allocates domain IDs to itself and to all other switches in the fabric.

  • Page 185

    Glossary remote notification A process by which a system is able to inform remote users and/or workstations of certain classes of events that occur on the system. E-mail notification and the configuration of SNMP trap recipients are two examples of remote notification programs that can be implemented. remote user workstation Workstation, such as a PC, using HAFM and Product Manager software that can access the HAFM server over a LAN connection.

  • Page 186

    Glossary simple mail transfer protocol The standard e-mail protocol on the Internet. It is a TCP/IP protocol that defines the message format and the message transfer agent, which stores and forwards the mail. SMTP See simple mail transfer protocol. SNMP Simple Network Management Protocol.

  • Page 187

    Glossary StorageWorks HA-Fabric Manager Software application that is the system management framework providing the user interface for managing HP Fibre Channel connectivity products. The HAFM can run both locally on the HAFM server and remotely on a user workstation. subnet mask A method of representing the portion of the IP network address that is devoted to subnet addresses (as opposed to the portions of the address that refer to individual hosts or to the organizational network overall).

  • Page 188

    Glossary unicast Communication between a single sender and a single receiver over a network. Compare to multicast (communication between a single sender and multiple receivers) and anycast (communication between any sender and the nearest of a group of receivers). Similar in meaning to point-to-point communication.

  • Page 189

    Glossary world-wide names Eight byte address that uniquely identifies a switch, or a node (end device), even on global networks. wrap plug See loopback plug. See world-wide names. zone Set of devices that can access one another. All connected devices may be configured into one or more zones.

  • Page 191

    Index collecting maintenance data 5–1 configuration data alerts backing up and restoring 3–29 5–6 threshold 1–18 resetting 5–7 alerts, link incident (LIN) 2–38 configuration report 3–27 enabling 3–9 configuration, resetting 5–7 audit log 1–19 4–3 configurations backing up and restoring 1–21 backing up and restoring resetting 1–22 configuration 5–6...

  • Page 192

    Index configure open systems management server save data collection 1–20 dialog box 3–15 6–1 set online state 1–20 procedure 3–15 6–1 switch binding membership list 6–5 configure ports switch binding state change 6–4 open systems mode 3–11 switch properties 1–23 2–12 2–13 configure ports dialog box 1–17...

  • Page 193

    Index ethernet displaying no-link status 2–2 port information 2–8 event log 1–19 4–4 switch information 2–12 export configuration report identifying FRUs 2–1 procedure 3–27 monitoring export configuration report dialog box 1–18 component operation 2–1 2–4 switch operation 2–1 obtaining fabric binding 6–2 hardware status 2–7 enterprise fabric mode 6–8 information 2–7...

  • Page 194

    Index login menu bar, description 1–14 password 1–1 1–11 menus username 1–1 1–11 configure 1–16 logs hardware view 2–13 audit 1–19 4–3 help 1–22 event 1–19 4–4 logs 1–19 expanding columns 4–2 maintenance 1–20 hardware 1–19 menu bar 1–14 link incident 1–19 node list view 1–26 threshold alert 4–8 performance view 1–28...

  • Page 195

    Index menus 2–22 2–25 help menu 1–22 opening 2–20 licensing 1–10 port list view menu 1–25 logs menu 1–19 port menu 1–24 2–16 maintenance menu 1–20 port operating states 2–34 menu bar 1–14 port properties dialog box 1–24 2–8 2–16 node list view 1–26 2–23 reason field messages 2–10...

  • Page 196: Table Of Contents

    Index switch properties 2–13 switch properties dialog box 1–23 2–12 2–13 SANtegrity feature 6–2 switch status 2–4 fabric binding 6–2 switch status table 2–2 SANtegrity features system error indicator 2–6 switch binding 6–3 save data collection dialog box 1–20 save dialog box 4–2 telnet, enabling 3–28 segmented E_Port messages 2–11 threshold alert...

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