HP D5970A - NetServer - LCII Configuration Manual

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Microsoft Cluster Installation Documentation
HP NetServer LXr 8000 with HP A3661B Model 30/FC
To assist you in installing your HP NetServer Microsoft Cluster, this file contains the documents
listed below in one pdf file.
Installation Overview - This page provides an overview of the installation steps provided in
the Installation Guide.
Configuration Guide - This guide provides configuration information specific to your cluster
configuration that you will need during installation of your cluster.
HP NetServer Microsoft Cluster Installation Guide - This is the first of two documents used
to install the cluster. It covers the installation of all cluster supported HP NetServers and the
cluster software, and references the Shared Storage Supplement for installation and setup of the
Shared Storage Supplement - This supplement is specific to the shared storage device you are
using and must be used with the installation guide. It provides instructions for installing and
setting up your shared storage devices.
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High Availability Disk Array
13 September 1999
(See next page)

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    Microsoft Cluster Installation Documentation HP NetServer LXr 8000 with HP A3661B Model 30/FC High Availability Disk Array To assist you in installing your HP NetServer Microsoft Cluster, this file contains the documents listed below in one pdf file. Installation Overview - This page provides an overview of the installation steps provided in the Installation Guide.

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    Version History 13 September 1999 Revised the Configuration Guide to add a description of the cluster’s SPOFs. See the Configuration Guide for details. 9 August 1999 Revised pdf to add 30/FC Install Guide Supplement. 21 April 1999 Revised Configuration Guide to limit the HP NetServer CPU speeds to 400 or 450 MHz.

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    Installing a Cluster “The Big Picture” How to do it! (See the referenced part in the Installation What you will be The Overall Tasks Guide) doing! Gather: Hardware Gathering Hardware, Software (Windows NT, NIC drivers, etc.) Software, etc. IP Addresses, subnet mask, etc. What’s Needed User names, password, and domain Tools...

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    (SPOF), provide maximum availability, and have been certified by Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft. This guide is prescriptive; it describes the configurations supported by HP. Any deviance to these configurations can result in an inoperative cluster or an operating cluster with degraded performance, hidden SPOFs, etc., and therefore will not be supported by HP.

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    System software: Navigator version L.14.00 or later Operating System Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Enterprise Edition or later Service pack SP3 with hotfix “clusfixi” or later Single Points of Failure The Model 30/FC Disk Array virtually does not have single points of (SPOF) failure.

  • Page 7: Shared Storage

    Storage Local Physical drive location SPU internal drive bays or HP external drive cabinet (e.g., HP Rack Storage/8 or /12) Disk drives Must be HP Controller SPU embedded controller or any controller, any number, manufacturer or driver in I/O slot P1 for NetRAID local storage (except NetRAID 1 or 3). SPU I/O slots above.

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    Shared Storage Configurations Configurations: Basic See "Basic Configuration Cabling Diagrams with Single or Cascaded Hubs." Redundant See "Redundant Configuration Cabling Diagrams with Single or Cascaded Hubs." Fibre Channel Hubs: Model A3724A HP 10-port Short Wave Fibre Channel (FC) Hub A4839A HP 10-port Long Wave FC Hub No.

  • Page 9: Shared Storage Cabling

    Shared Storage Cabling This part of the guide defines the allowable cabling configurations for clusters using the HP NetServer LXr 8000 and High Availability Disk Array Model 30/FC. Only these cabling configurations and cables are supported. See Shared Storage Cables for a list of cables that can be connected to the Short Wave...

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    See Shared Storage Cables for a list of cables that can be connected to the Short Wave Ports of the hub. See Shared Storage Cables for a list of cables that can be Port connections to connected between these hubs are for hubs.

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    See Shared Storage Cables for a list of cables that can be connected to the Short Wave Ports of the hub. Port connections to these hubs are for example only. You can use any port, except for port 10 on Long Wave Hubs.

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    See Shared Storage Cables for a list of cables that can be connected to the Short Wave Ports of the hub. See Shared Storage Cables for a list of cables that can be connected Port connections to between hubs. these hubs are for Port 10 is used example only.

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    Version History 13 September 1999 In Cluster specifications added a description of "Single Points Of Failure (SPOF) to clarify this property of the cluster. 21 April 1999 CPU speed was "400 MHz and higher" is "400 and 450 MHz only." 12 January 1999 Initial release.

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    HP NetServer Microsoft Cluster Installation Guide with Shared Storage System Supplement Rack Storage/12FC Rack Storage/12 Rack Storage/8 Storage System/6 HP AutoRAID Disk Array Model 12H HP A3661B Model 30/FC High Availability Disk Array 1 September 1999 (See Version History below)

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    The information in this document is subject to change without notice. Hewlett-Packard 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 18: Table Of Contents

    Contents Some topics in this guide are applicable to all HP NetServer clusters while others are HP NetServer and shared storage specific. A complete installation guide consists of two documents: this document (common to all HP NetServers) and the supplement for your shared storage system..............................

  • Page 19: O Verview, V Ersion H Istory, I Ntended A Udience

    Initial release Intended Audience The guide is for the person who installs, administers, and troubleshoots the Microsoft Cluster Server. Hewlett-Packard assumes this person is qualified to service computer equipment and trained to recognize hazards in products with hazardous energy levels. NOTE...

  • Page 20: A Graphical Overview To Setting Up The Cluster

    A Graphical Overview to Setting Up the Cluster CAUTION Departing from the sequence shown here can cause unnecessary work and unpredictable results. HP NetServer Installation Guide...

  • Page 21: What's Needed

    1 What’s Needed Before beginning the installation, make sure you have the following items prepared and tools and resources available. Some information in this part is shared storage specific. See part "1 What’s Needed" of the Shared Storage Supplement and the Configuration Guide for your cluster. Review the supplement, refer to the Configuration Guide as directed, then return to this part.

  • Page 22: Need More Help?, R Eferenced D Ocuments

    NOTE When performing this search on the Microsoft web site you may be prompted to register with Support Online. If prompted to register, you must first complete the questionnaire and then complete the search. HP NetServer Navigator CD. HP recommends you use the latest version, however you may use an earlier version if it is specified in the Configuration Guide for your cluster.

  • Page 23: Netserver Hardware Setup, I Nstall C Omponents

    2 NetServer Hardware Setup When HP NetServers are shipped from the factory, they are configured for stand-alone operation. The first step in creating a cluster is to install additional hardware that allows the HP NetServers to: Share data Communicate with one another Communicate with the LAN CAUTION Installing hardware requires opening the HP NetServers.

  • Page 24: Shared Storage Hardware Setup

    3 Shared Storage Hardware Setup part "3 Shared Storage Hardware Setup" in the Shared Storage Supplement HP NetServer Installation Guide...

  • Page 25: Cluster Cabling And Setup, S Etup C Luster H Ardware

    4 Cluster Cabling and Setup Setup Cluster Hardware Non-racked clusters - Follow the Site Preparation guidelines provided in the Planning Guide under Plan on the HP NetServers Clustering Solutions web site. Racked clusters - Follow the Road Map supplied with the system and instructions in the shared storage supplement.

  • Page 26: Netserver Software Setup, Lcii

    5 NetServer Software Setup Follow the procedures in this part to configure the hardware and BIOS and to install Windows NT including the applicable Service Pack. Start Here In this part you will perform two major tasks. First you will configure the NetServer Hardware and BIOS and Install Windows NT following a procedure specific to your HP NetServer as listed below.

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    Install Windows NT Remove the HP NetServer Navigator CD, insert the first CD of the Microsoft Windows NT Server, Enterprise Edition, and exit Navigator to reboot the server. Select the following options when prompted: Choose the unpartitioned space and install Windows NT. Choose NTFS file system.

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    Install Windows NT Remove the HP NetServer Navigator CD, insert the first CD of the Microsoft Windows NT Server, Enterprise Edition, and exit Navigator to reboot the server. Select the following options when prompted: Choose the unpartitioned space and install Windows NT. Choose NTFS file system.

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    Install Windows NT Remove the HP NetServer Navigator CD, insert the first CD of the Microsoft Windows NT Server, Enterprise Edition, and exit Navigator to reboot the server. Select the following options when prompted: Choose the unpartitioned space and install Windows NT. Choose NTFS file system When prompted to search for a Network Adapter, load NIC drivers for both the intra-cluster and the client LAN.

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    After the server reboots, return to the Navigator main menu by clicking the Back button twice on the displayed window. From the Navigator main menu, install a utility partition on the local storage disk by choosing Configuration Assistant and Installation Assistant, then Custom, Microsoft, MS Windows NT 4.0 Enterprise Edition, and No for automated NOS installation.

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    NOTE The Client LAN IP addresses and Intra-cluster LAN IP addresses must be on different subnets. Once the NT installation is complete, the D5013A NIC drivers must be manually set to the correct LAN speed. Log on and from the start menu select: Settings, Control Panel, Network, and Adapters.

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    From the Navigator main menu select, Configuration Assistant, then Custom, Microsoft, MS Windows NT 4.0 Enterprise Edition, and No. Check the advisories in Configuration Advisor for IRQ conflicts and other problems. Click Continue. 10. Define the local storage RAID arrays. Select Configure Disk Array and use HP NetRAID Assistant to define the arrays.

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    When prompted to search for a Network Adapter, load NIC drivers for both the intra-cluster and the client LAN. Be sure to load the correct intra-cluster LAN driver version as specified in the Configuration Guide for your cluster. If you are using two HP D5013A NICs, load the driver twice, once for the intra-cluster NIC and once for the client NIC.

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    12. Select Update, then Execute. Follow screen prompts to update the BIOS. 13. After the server reboots, return to the Navigator main menu by clicking the Back button twice on the displayed window. 14. From the Navigator main menu, install a utility partition on the local storage disk by choosing Configuration Assistant and Installation Assistant, Custom, Microsoft, then either: MS Windows NT4.0 Enterprise Edition Cluster Server if using Navigator if...

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    If you are using two HP D5013A NICs, when prompted for TCP/IP Properties: Make sure adapter [2] is highlighted and specify its IP address and subnet mask. This will be the LAN adapter for the intra-cluster LAN. Select adapter [1] and specify its IP address and subnet mask. This will be the LAN adapter for the client LAN.

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    Choose Install/Update Utility Partition and Execute. When finished, the system reboots and displays the Custom Configuration window. Make an NT 4.0 Drivers floppy disk by choosing Create Driver Diskette(s), Execute, and following the prompts. Label the floppy disk NT 4.0 Drivers. Press the Back button three times to return the Navigator Main Menu.

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    NOTE The Client LAN IP addresses and Intra-cluster LAN IP addresses must be on different subnets. Once the NT installation is complete, the D5013A NIC drivers must be manually set to the correct LAN speed. Log on and from the start menu select: Settings, Control Panel, Network, and Adapters.

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    10. Make an NT 4.0 Drivers floppy disk by choosing Create Driver Diskette(s), Execute, and following the prompts. Label the floppy disk NT 4.0 Drivers. 11. Press the Back button three times to return the Navigator Main Menu. 12. Create a set of installation floppy disks for NetRAID Assistant by choosing NetServer Utilities | Diskette Library.

  • Page 39: Lx/lxr Pro

    NOTE The Client LAN IP addresses and Intra-cluster LAN IP addresses must be on different subnets. Once the NT installation is complete, the D5013A NIC drivers must be manually set to the correct LAN speed. Log on and from the start menu select: Settings, Control Panel, Network, and Adapters.

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    When prompted to search for a Network Adapter, load NIC drivers for both the intra-cluster and the client LAN. Be sure to load the correct intra-cluster LAN driver version as specified in the Configuration Guide for your cluster. If you are using two HP D5013A NICs, load the driver twice, once for the intra-cluster NIC and once for the client NIC.

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    Install Windows NT NOTE Windows NT must be installed from floppy disks, not the CD, so that the mass storage drivers will be loaded correctly. If you have not created a set of Windows NT boot floppy disks, see Software in part “1 What’s Needed” for additional information. Insert the boot floppy disk for Windows NT4.0 and exit Diagnostic Assistant to reboot the server.

  • Page 42: Lxr 8000 (with Fibre Channel)

    LXr 8000 (with Fibre Channel) These procedures provide instructions for servers using Fibre Channel shared storage solutions (HP Rack Storage/12FC. Configure NetServer Hardware and BIOS System A and System B can both be powered on. Insert the HP NetServer Navigator CD in the CD-ROM drive and restart the server. During reboot enter the Setup Utility by pressing F2.

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    First, load the driver for the device you want to boot from. For drives in the LH 4 internal bays this will normally be the embedded SCSI Symbios driver or embedded NetRAID. Secondly, load the IDE driver, since the CD drive is on the IDE bus. Finally, load any other mass storage drivers you need.

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    For Fibre Channel solutions using the Rack Storage/12FC simply reboot System B and repeat the procedures on Systems A. Both systems can be powered up. HP NetServer Installation Guide...

  • Page 45: Shared Storage Software Setup

    6 Shared Storage Software Setup Use these procedures to install host bus adapter (interface) software, create the arrays and array file systems. Shared Storage Setup Part "6 Shared Storage Software Setup" in the Shared Storage Supplement. For Fibre Channel solutions go to Configure the Storage Devices using FCArray Assistant in the supplement Create the Array File Systems Use the instructions below and Windows NT Disk Administrator to partition, assign drive letters, and format...

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    Disk Administrator, Scanned Logical Disks Create Full Disk Partitions for each Array Click the disk box to select the shared array to be partitioned. Disk Administrator highlights the selected disk. From Disk Administrator’s Partition menu, choose Create. A dialog appears indicating the maximum size of a single partition. NOTE Don’t be misled by the displayed disk capacity for your arrays.

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    Disk Administrator, Partitioned Disk Array NOTE Do not partition a disk into separate drives. Microsoft Cluster Server Software will only manage one partition per disk. Repeat steps 1 through 3 to create a partition for each disk array to be shared by the cluster. From Disk Administrator’s Partition menu, choose Commit Changes Now, then choose Yes to save changes and OK when prompted.

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    Disk Administrator, All Disk Arrays Partitioned and Committed Assign Drive Letters Disk Administrator has assigned sequential and temporary drive letters to the disk arrays you partitioned. You must assign a permanent (static) drive letter to each drive you want to make available to both Systems A and B.

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    Disk Administrator, Assigning Drive Letters Repeat steps 1 through 3 to assign a drive letter for each array to be shared in the cluster. Format Logical Drives Click a disk box to select one of the arrays that you just partitioned and assigned a drive letter. Disk Administrator highlights the selected disk.

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    Select Quick Format in the Format Options field, and then Start to begin formatting the logical drive. NOTE No action is necessary for the Capacity and Allocation Unit Size fields. Repeat steps 1 through 5 to format each drive to be shared in the cluster. The following example depicts both drives formatted with permanent drive letters assigned.

  • Page 51: Microsoft Cluster Server Software Setup

    7 Microsoft Cluster Server Software Setup During installation of Microsoft Cluster Server Software (MSCS) at System A, you will create a Microsoft Cluster Server. Initially, it is a cluster with only one server (System A). Later, you will join System B to the cluster and thus create a standard two-server (node) cluster.

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    Setup prompts you for the location to store cluster files. Either accept the default or type a new location and click Next. Setup prompts you for the cluster domain account. Provide a user name and password for an appropriate Microsoft Domain account for the cluster. Click Next. NOTE If you are unsure of the correct MS Domain account, consult the Windows NT documentation supplied with your system.

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    Use only for internal cluster communications Choose this option if you are configuring an intra-cluster LAN adapter. Use only for client access Choose this option if you are configuring a client LAN adapter and System A and B reside on different IP subnets.

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    Microsoft Cluster Server Setup, Setting the LAN Priority 12. Follow the on-screen instructions to order the adapters so that the intra-cluster LAN adapter is identified first (at the top of the list). After you have ordered the adapters click Next. NOTE If you previously defined the client IP addresses of Systems A and B as residing on different subnets, the client LAN will be unable to assume responsibility for intra-cluster...

  • Page 55: Install Mscs On System B

    Install MSCS on System B While you have been configuring System A, System B has been idling at the Restart dialog. Click Restart to reboot System B to Windows NT. Insert the Component CD of Microsoft Windows NT Server (Enterprise Edition) in the CD-ROM drive of System B.

  • Page 56: Cluster Testing, H Ardware V Erification And L Abeling U Tility

    8 Cluster Testing There are two programs for testing the installed cluster. These programs are the Hardware Verification and Labeling Utility and the Cluster Installation Test. Hardware Verification and Labeling Utility The Hardware Verification and Labeling Utility scans the system and checks system integrity before you perform system configuration.

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    HP A3661B Model 30/FC High Availability Disk Array Supplement HP NetServer Microsoft Cluster Installation Guide July 1, 1998...

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    The information in this document is subject to change without notice. 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.

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    Contents OVERVIEW ....................................4 ..................................4 NTRODUCTION ................................4 PERATING YSTEM 1 – WHAT’S NEEDED? ................................5 ................................5 IBRE HANNEL ..................................... 5 ARDWARE ....................................5 OFTWARE ..................................... 5 OOLS ? ................................. 5 2 – HP NETSERVER HARDWARE SETUP ......................... 6 FC I/O A ..............................

  • Page 60: Operating System

    The HP Model 30/FC High Availability Disk Array is not customer installable. It must be unpacked and installed only by authorized Hewlett-Packard service representatives. This guide is for the HP service representative who installs the shared external storage units in an HP NetServer Microsoft Cluster.

  • Page 61: Need More Help

    Hewlett-Packard Model 30/FC High Availability Disk Array Service Manual (part number A3232-90002). ì Hewlett-Packard Model 30/FC High Availability Disk Array User’s Guide and Service Manual Addendum for Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 (part number A3661-90019). The manuals are enclosed with the hardware components.

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    2 – HP NetServer Hardware Setup Install the FC I/O Adapter 1. Install the FC I/O Adapter in the PCI Slot Install the FC I/O adapter in an appropriate PCI slot as specified in the Configuration Guide for the HP NetServer. Installation steps are shown for both vertical and horizontal installations.

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    2. Install the GBIC Locate the short-wave GBIC (Gigabit Interface Converter) included in the FC I/O adapter kit. Install the GBIC into the receptacle on the FC I/O adapter (see figure 2). NOTE The GBIC can only be installed one way, because the GBIC and guide rails inside the FC I/O adapter receptacle are keyed.

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    3 – Shared Storage Hardware Setup Install the HP FC-AL Hub 1. Unpack the HP FC-AL Hub Unpack and inspect the HP FC-AL hub for any damage that may have occurred during shipment. Save the boxes and packing materials in case there is damage or anything needs to be reshipped at a future date. Make sure all items shown in figure 3 are present.

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    The front panel of the short-wave hub (HP A3724A) appears as follows: Power LED 10Base-T Port (reserved for future use) Fault LED MAC address (reserved for future use) Reset button RS-232 port Fibre Channel connector (Port 1 indicated) AC power connector FC-AL short-wave ports and port LEDs 10.

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    2. Verify HP FC-AL Hub Operation Test the HP FC-AL hub and verify that it operates before mounting it in the cabinet (also called a rack). Perform a self-test by connecting the short-wave loopback cable to a short-wave hub port, plugging the power cord into the HP FC-AL hub, and then plugging the power cord into a power receptacle.

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    3. Mount the HP FC-AL Hub into the Cabinet The HP FC-AL hub mounts into the HP E3662A or E3662B 2.0m high, 19-inch wide, 220VAC, EIA cabinet (also called a rack). The following procedure describes mounting an HP FC-AL hub with its front panel facing the rear of the cabinet.

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    Set the HP FC-AL hub on the cabinet. Align the hole in each mounting ear bracket with the holes in the assembled rail, nut, and column, and insert a 10-32 x .625 machine screw. Securely tighten the screws (see figure 7). Figure 7.

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    Figure 9. HP FC-AL hub correctly installed in a cabinet If cascading HP FC-AL hubs are being used, install the second HP FC-AL hub, following the same steps used in installing the first HP FC-AL hub. Do not attach Fibre Channel cables or power cords to the HP FC-AL hub at this time. Also, do not power up the cabinet at this time.

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    Install the HP Model 30/FC High Availability Disk Array 1. Check Power Requirements Refer to the disk array DC power requirements in the Reference chapter of the Hewlett-Packard Model 30/FC High Availability Disk Array Service Manual (part number A3661-90002) to make sure the installation site meets these requirements.

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    Hewlett-Packard strongly recommends installing magnetic-type circuit breakers capable of handling large in-rush currents for short durations (10 to 12 milliseconds), but rated adequately for steady state currents. For European installations, Hewlett-Packard strongly recommends installing 20A circuit breakers, Type C or Type D per IEC 898, or Type K per IEC 947-2.

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    Remove the disk array’s front bezel by grasping its sides and pulling straight out. If the bezel is difficult to remove, use a small standard screwdriver to carefully loosen the bezel at its four outside corners. To remove front bezel, grasp the sides of the panel and pull straight out.

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    Attach the mounting rails to the cabinet as shown (see figure 11). – Determine the location in the cabinet where the disk array is to be mounted. The disk array should be mounted in the lowest position available in the cabinet. –...

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    4. Install the HP Model 30/FC High Availability Disk Array in the Cabinet Remove the fan pack from the back of the disk array. – Grasp the fan pack handle. – Press the lock/unlock button and hold it down. – Carefully swing the fan pack down.

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    Remove the battery backup unit (BBU) from the back of the disk array. – Locate the BBU. It is above the power supply units. – Grasp the BBU by inserting your thumbs in the holes and your forefingers into the latches. –...

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    Remove the power supply units from the back of the disk array – Grasp a power supply unit by its handle. – Squeeze the latch toward the handle. – Pull the power supply unit out of the chassis. – Repeat for the other power supply units. Figure 15.

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    Mount the disk array chassis into the cabinet. WARNING The disk array is very heavy. Use extreme care when moving or lifting it. At least two persons are needed to lift and safely install a disk array into a cabinet. CAUTION The disk array must be installed so that opening the fan pack door does not interfere with any plug on the cabinet PDU, any cables, any PDUs, or any other devices.

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    The disk modules must be installed in the slot that matches the slot ID on the label. For the slot ID numbers, refer to the disk array chassis illustrations in chapter 1 of the Hewlett-Packard Model 30/FC High Availability Disk Array Service Manual (A3661-90002).

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    Replace the power supply units. – Locate the slot where the power supply unit is to be installed. – Slide each power supply unit into its slot while squeezing the latch until it engages the connector. – Press firmly until the power supply unit seats fully into the chassis. Figure 18.

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    Reinstall trim. – Install the 1/2 U filler panel (part number A3661-00003) to the bottom of the disk array’s front bezel using four of the screws (part number 2680-0273) from the hardware mounting kit. – Reinstall the disk array’s front bezel. –...

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    Table 2 – Fibre Channel Addresses FC address (Loop ID) FC address (Loop ID) FC address (Loop ID) (hexadecimal) (decimal) (hexadecimal) (decimal) (hexadecimal) (decimal) To install additional HP Model 30/FC High Availability Disk Arrays into the same cabinet, first verify that 11 EIA units of space are available in the cabinet, then repeat steps 2 through 5.

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    4 – Cluster Cabling and Setup 1. Plan the HP FC-AL Hub Connections The HP NetServers should be powered down when making the FC-AL connections to the FC I/O adapters. Power down the HP NetServers if they are not already powered down. The HP Model 30/FC High Availability Disk Array and the cabinet should still be powered down at this time.

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    NOTE To protect hub ports, port covers should remain installed in all unused ports. 3. Connect Cascading HP FC-AL Hubs If using cascading hubs, connect the two HP FC-AL hubs to each other. • If connecting short-wave hubs, refer to figure 28. •...

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    5. Connect the HP Model 30/FC High Availability Disk Array to the HP FC-AL Hub The external Fibre Channel connectors link the disk array to an HP FC-AL hub through fiber optic cables. These connectors are located at the back of the disk array, on the Fibre Channel Interconnect (printed circuit assembly). The Fibre Channel connectors are located above the SPs.

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    Figure 26. Example of a cluster with two HP NetServer LXr Pro8s, one HP FC-AL hub and one disk array...

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    Figure 27. Example of a cluster with two HP NetServer LXr Pro8s and cascaded hubs...

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    6. Verify FC-AL Cabling Correct cabling example, HP FC-AL short-wave hub (HP A3724A) In a cascaded configuration of HP FC-AL short-wave hubs, use a short-wave cable to connect any port on the first HP FC-AL hub to any port on the second HP FC-AL hub. In the following example, Port 1 on Hub A connects to FC-AL Device 1;...

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    Incorrect cabling examples Do NOT cable together two ports on the same HP FC-AL hub. Ports between the two connections will be eliminated from the FC-AL loop. Figure 30. Incorrect cabling example: connected ports on the same HP FC-AL hub Do NOT leave cables that are connected to the HP FC-AL hub disconnected at the opposite end of the cable.

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    Nonsupported cabling example Connecting an HP FC-AL hub to more than one other HP FC-AL hub is NOT a supported configuration. Figure 34. Non-supported cabling example: more than two HP FC-AL hubs connected Do not attach power cords or power up the disk array or the cabinet at this time. To part 4 of the HP NetServer Installation Guide.

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    5 – HP NetServer Software Setup To part 5 of the HP NetServer Installation Guide.

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    Install the Fibre Channel Driver on Windows NT The Hewlett-Packard Model 30/FC Disk Array and the cabinet should be powered down at this time. To install the Fibre Channel driver Windows NT, perform the following steps on each HP NetServer in the cluster: Power up the HP NetServer if it is not already powered up.

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    Power Up the HP Model 30/FC High Availability Disk Array 1. Connect the Disk Array’s Power Cord NOTE The correct right-angle power cord must be used. If an incorrect power cord is used, the fan pack cannot be opened without powering down the disk array and disconnecting the power cord. Make sure the disk array’s power switch is in the off position, then connect the correct right-angle power cord to the disk array.

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    4. Power Up the Disk Array Turn on the disk array’s power by setting the POWER switch on the back of the unit to ON. The green POWER-ON LED on the front of the disk array will light up and the fans will rotate. On a disk array fully loaded with 30 disk modules, allow 8 to 10 minutes for all the disk modules to spin up.

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    Agent runs in the background on an HP NetServer. Install this software utility by following the detailed instructions included in the NT Addendum, Hewlett-Packard Model 30/FC High Availability Disk Array User’s Guide and Service Manual Addendum for Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 (part number A3661-90019).

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    Set the HP Model 30/FC High Availability Disk Array Operating Mode The disk array is shipped from the factory with auto-trespass, which is one of the host mode parameters, turned on. Auto-trespass must be turned off for the disk array to operate correctly on the Microsoft Windows NT operating system. 1.

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