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HP A7340A - Surestore FC 1Gb/2Gb Switch 16B Quick Start Manual

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  • Page 1 quick start guide hp surestore fc 1Gb/2Gb switch 16B
  • Page 2: Safety Notices

    Denotes text displayed on the screen. output fitness for a particular purpose. Hewlett-Packard shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for incidental or Indicates that the enclosed element is consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, optional and may be left out.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS Revision History ..........v Updates .
  • Page 4 Next Steps ..........24 Setting QuickLoop Mode on Ports .
  • Page 5: Revision History

    Revision History December 2001 First release. Updates For the most current information about the HP Surestore FC 1Gb/2Gb Switch 16B, visit the support Web site located at For information about product availability, configuration, and connectivity, consult your HP account representative. Related Publications Related product information can be found in the following publications.
  • Page 6 Title Part Number Distributed Fabrics User’s Guide, version 3.0 Available only on CD Zoning User’s Guide, version 3.0 Available only on CD MIB Reference Manual, version 3.0 Available only on CD ISL Trunking User’s Guide, version 3.0 Available only on CD Advanced Performance Monitoring User’s Guide, Available only on CD version 3.0...
  • Page 7: Installing The Switch

    INSTALLING THE SWITCH Product Description The HP Surestore FC 1Gb/2Gb Switch 16B is a 16-port Fibre Channel gigabit switch that supports link speeds up to 2 Gbps. Each port automatically negotiates to the highest common speed of all devices connected to the port. The ports are compatible with SFPs (small form factor pluggable media), are universal and self-configuring, and are capable of individually becoming an F_Port (fabric enabled), FL_Port (fabric loop enabled), or an E_Port (expansion port).
  • Page 8: Package Contents

    For safety reasons, when installing this product in an WARNING equipment rack, you must consider rack stability against tipping. Please refer to the Hewlett-Packard Rack System/E User's Manual provided with the equipment rack to determine rack stability (also available in electronic format through the HP Web site at ).
  • Page 9: Installing The Switch As A Stand-Alone Unit

    • Four rubber mounting feet (used only for setting up the switch as a stand-alone unit) • Two rails and one bag of rail mounting hardware (required if the switch is to be installed in a rack): • hp surestore FC 1Gb/2Gb Switch 16B Quick Start Guide •...
  • Page 10: Installing The Switch In A Rack

    b. Turn on the power supply (flip the AC switch to “I”) when ready to supply power to the switch. The switch automatically runs POST (power on self-test) each time it is turned on. c. If the FC 16B includes a second power supply, repeat Steps for the remaining power supply.
  • Page 11 The following items are required to install the switch in a rack: • FC 16B switch • Power cables • #2 Phillips and T25 Torx screwdrivers • Rails and rail mounting hardware: (2) Rear mounting bracket (6) #8-32 x 5/16 Phillips pan-head screw with captive star lock washer (6) #8 Flat washer (6) M5 Torx head screw with captive lock washer...
  • Page 12 For proper airflow, the SFP media side of the FC 16B faces the CAUTION rear of the rack. This mounting allows air to enter from the front of the rack and to exhaust at the rear of the rack, similar to other rack-mounted equipment.
  • Page 13 – For a Compaq/Rittal rack, assemble each of the two brackets with (2) spacers, (2) M5 flat washers, and (1) M5 Torx head screw with captive lock washers as shown in Figure For the Compaq/Rittal rack, the alignment pins will be resting on Note the top surfaces of the spacers.
  • Page 14 Figure 4. Installing the Tinnerman Clips (HP Rack) – For a Compaq/Rittal rack, install (2) #10-32 square Tinnerman nuts for each of the front columns of the rack in the top and bottom positions of the three-hole EIA pattern. Also install (1) spacer in the center position for each column on the front of the rack.
  • Page 15 5. Assemble the outer rails by completing the following steps: a. As an aid in assembly, two rubber washers have been included to help keep the rear slotted portion of the outer rail flush against the rear rail-tray brackets. Install them as shown in Figure Figure 6.
  • Page 16 Figure 7. Assembling the Outer Rails (HP Rack) – For a Compaq/Rittal rack, install one #10-32 x 5/8 Phillips pan-head screw in the upper hole location of the right rail. Then, install one #10-32 x 5/8 Phillips pan-head screw in the lower location of the left rail.
  • Page 17 Do not use any other screws other than the six that are provided. CAUTION Use of any longer lengths can cause damage to internal components of the switch. Before tightening screws, make sure that the rails are centered to the overall height of the switch. 7.
  • Page 18 b. Turn on the power supply (flip the AC switch to “I”) when ready to supply power to the switch. The switch automatically runs POST (power on self-test) each time it is turned on. c. If the FC 16B includes a second power supply, repeat Steps for the remaining power supply.
  • Page 19: Setup

    SETUP System Components The HP Surestore FC 1Gb/2Gb Switch 16B consists of the following components: • A 1U chassis, designed to be mounted in a 19-inch rack, with forced-air cooling that flows from the power supply side of the switch to the SFP media side.
  • Page 20: Sfp Media Side

    – One LED in the center of the power supply side to indicate the overall switch status. • Two universal input and redundant power supplies with AC switches and built-in fans. The power supplies plug into internal blind-mate connectors when installed in the chassis. •...
  • Page 21: Power Supply Side

    The ports on the SFP media side of the FC 16B are color-coded in groups with four purple ports alternating with four unmarked ports to indicate which ports can be used in the same ISL Trunking group. ISL Trunking (an optionally licensed feature) is a Fabric OS feature Note that enables distribution of traffic over the combined bandwidth of up to four ISLs between two directly adjacent switches, while preserving...
  • Page 22: Fabric Operating System

    To turn the FC 16B on, connect one or both power supplies to a power source, then flip the AC power switch to the “I” position. To turn the switch off, turn off both power supplies (if both are installed) by flipping each AC power switch to the “O”...
  • Page 23: Configuring And Connecting The Switch

    GBIC optic modules. LC to SC cables or adapters are required to connect the cables together. To connect an SC cable to the FC 16B, use the HP C7540A - 2M LC male - SC male cable adapter. Connect inter switch links (ISLs) between two FC 16B switches using an LC to LC cable.
  • Page 24 • Workstation that has a terminal emulator application (such as HyperTerminal) • Serial cable provided with the switch, for connecting the switch to the workstation • An unused IP address • Ethernet cable for connecting the switch to the workstation or to a network containing the workstation •...
  • Page 25 – In a UNIX environment, enter the following string at the prompt: tip /dev/ttyb -9600 f. From the terminal emulator application, log on to the switch with administrative privileges through the serial connection. The default administrative logon is and the default password is admin password Do not change the default password unless local...
  • Page 26 The serial port is intended only for use during the initial setting of Note the IP address and for service purposes. Using the serial port during normal switch operation or for regular maintenance is not recommended. 2. Record the IP address for future reference. 3.
  • Page 27 a. Disable the switch by entering the following: switchDisable b. Enter the following: configure c. Enter the following at the prompt: Fabric parameters d. Enter a unique domain ID: Domain: (1..239) [1] 3 e. Complete the remaining prompts (or press CTRL+D to accept the remaining settings without completing all the prompts).
  • Page 28: Saving The System Configuration Files

    c. Connect the cables to the SFPs as appropriate to the fabric topology. Position each cable so that the key (the ridge on one side of the cable connector) is aligned with the slot in the SFP. Then, insert the cable into the SFP until it is firmly seated and the latching mechanism clicks.
  • Page 29: Restoring The System Configuration Settings

    1. Verify that the RSHD service (on a UNIX machine) or the FTP service (on a Windows machine) is running on the host workstation. 2. Login to the switch as the admin user. 3. At the command line enter the following command: configUpload "hostIPaddr", "user", "path_filename","password"...
  • Page 30: Next Steps

    system configuration file, and is the password for the user ID password specified. The password operand is only required if you are using FTP. Note 5. Reboot the switch by entering the following command: fastBoot Next Steps Specific tasks remain to be completed before the switch is fully operational and manageable in your network with your equipment.
  • Page 31: Configuring Supported Devices

    Configuring Supported Devices HP Surestore Director FC-64 Switch The FC 16B switch can be used with the HP Surestore Director FC-64 switch. Specific configurations must be set on both devices to make this work. On the FC 16B, logon to the switch with administrative privileges and enter the following telnet commands: switchDisable interopMode 1...
  • Page 32 HP Surestore VA 7400 The FC 16B also can support a 2Gb connection to an HP Surestore Virtual Array 7400. Set the port speed to 2Gb using the telnet command portCfgSpeed Use the Virtual Front Panel (VFP) on the VA 7400 and configure the device as follows: 1.
  • Page 33: Diagnostics

    DIAGNOSTICS Switch Status Indicators System activity and status can be determined through the activity of the LEDs on the switch. The LEDs may flash yellow during diagnostic tests; green, yellow, Note or orange during POST. This is normal and does not indicate a problem unless the LEDS do not return to a normal pattern after POST or the other diagnostic tests are complete.
  • Page 34: Leds On The Sfp Media Side

    • One switch status LED in the center of the power supply side to indicate whether the switch is on and has successfully booted, and whether any of the ports are faulty. LEDs on the SFP Media Side Figure 12 shows the SFP media side of the FC 16B with the LEDs identified.
  • Page 35 Color of LED Status of Hardware Recommended Action Fast-flashing The port is in internal loopback No action required. green (on 1/4 (diagnostic). second; off 1/4 second) Flickering green Port is online, with traffic No action required. flowing through port. Flashing or steady POST is running.
  • Page 36: Leds On The Power Supply Side

    The following table describes the LEDs below the serial port. These LEDs indicate the switch power. Color of LED Status of Hardware Recommended Action No light Either the switch is off, or boot Verify that the switch is not complete, or boot has is on and boot has had failed.
  • Page 37 The following table describes the LEDs on each power supply. These LEDs indicate the status of the related power supply. Color of LED Status of Hardware Recommended Action No light Power supply is not providing Verify power supply power. is on and power cable is connected to a valid power source.
  • Page 38: Maintenance And Diagnostic Tests

    Maintenance and Diagnostic Tests The FC 16B does not require any regular physical maintenance, and is designed to minimize the chance of failure, including diagnostic tests and field-replaceable units. Diagnostic tests are provided to help troubleshoot the hardware and the firmware.
  • Page 39 Test Command Description Content camTest Verifies CAM functionality. Run Addressable offline. Memory (CAM) Test Port Loopback portLoopbackTest Checks all switch main board Test hardware. Frames transmitted are looped back and received. Run offline. Cross Port Test crossPortTest Checks all switch paths. Frames transmitted by port M are looped back via external cable and received at port N.
  • Page 40: Error Messages

    Error Messages To analyze error messages, access the error message log via a Telnet session using the command. Note any messages before removing errDump power from the switch; error messages are stored in RAM and are lost when power is removed. See the Fabric OS Reference Manual for a detailed description of each message.
  • Page 41: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS General The following table lists the general specifications for the HP Surestore FC 1Gb/2Gb Switch 16B. Specification Description Fabric Complies with FC-SW 5.0 initialization IP over Fibre Complies with FC-IP 2.3 of the FCA profile Channel (FC-IP) System Non-blocking shared-memory switch architecture System Intel 80960VH, 100MHz CPU...
  • Page 42: Environmental

    Specification Description Modes of Fibre Channel Class 2 and Class 3 operation Aggregate 64 Gbps if all 16 ports running at 2 Gbps, full duplex switch I/O bandwidth Frame buffers 27 buffers per E_Port and 16 buffers per F_Port at 2112 bytes per frame Port to port Less than 2 microseconds with no contention (destination...
  • Page 43: Dimensions

    Condition Acceptable Range Vibration (non-operating) 10 G, 0-5 kHz at 1.0 octave/minute Dimensions The following table lists the dimensions of the FC 16B. Dimension Value Height Depth 24 inches (61.0 cm) Width 17 inches (43.2 cm) Weight (with both power supplies installed) 28.5 lbs (12.9 kg) Power Supply The following table lists the power supply specifications.
  • Page 44 Quick Start Guide...
  • Page 45: Product Regulatory Information

    The end user of this product should be aware that any changes or modifications made to this equipment without the approval of Hewlett-Packard could result in the product not meeting the Class A limits, in which case the FCC could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
  • Page 46: Germany Noise Declaration

    Germany Noise Declaration Schalldruckpegel Lp = 46.1 dB(A) Am Arbeitsplatz (operator position) Normaler Betrieb (normal operation) Nach ISO 7779:1999 (Typprüfung) VCCI EMC Statement (Japan) Harmonics Conformance (Japan) BSMI EMC Statement (Taiwan) RRL EMC Statement (Korea) Quick Start Guide...
  • Page 47: Laser Safety

    Laser Safety A. Certification and Classification Information When equipped with native Fibre Channel adapters, this product contains a laser internal to the small form factor pluggable (SFP) transceiver modules. In the USA, the SFP module is certified as a Class 1 Laser product, conforming to the requirements contained in Department Of Health and Human Services (DHHS) regulation 21 CFR, Subchapter J.
  • Page 48: Declaration Of Conformity

    1) The Product was tested in a worst-case test configuration which maximizes RFI emissions. Roseville, CA October 15, 2001 European Contact: Your local Hewlett-Packard Sales and Service Office or Hewlett-Packard GmbH, Department HQ- TRE, Herrenberger Straße 130, D-71034 Böblingen (FAX: + 49-7031-14-3143) Quick Start Guide...
  • Page 52 Technical information in this document is subject to change without notice. © Copyright Hewlett-Packard Company 2001. All right reserved. Reproduction, adaptation, or translation without prior written permission is prohibited except as allowed under the copyright laws. Printed in U.S.A. E1201...