HP D5970A - NetServer - LCII Configuration Manual

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Microsoft Cluster Installation Documentation
with HP Rack Storage/12FC and HP Rack Storage/12
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.
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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22 February 2000
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  • Page 1: Hp Netserver Lpr

    Microsoft Cluster Installation Documentation HP NetServer LPr with HP Rack Storage/12FC and HP Rack Storage/12 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 22 February 2000 Corrected typographical error in Configuration Guide. Under the heading "SPU" the No. of CPUs was changed from "2-4" to "2." 8 February 2000 Initial release.

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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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    Server and one or two HP Rack Storage/12s. This configuration minimizes single points of failure (SPOF), provides maximum availability, and has been certified by Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft. This guide is prescriptive; it describes the configuration supported by HP. Any deviance to this configuration can result in an inoperative cluster or an operating cluster with degraded performance, hidden SPOFs, etc., and therefore will not...

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    Model HP NetServer LPr Clock speed 400, 450, 500, 550, 600, 650, 700 MHz. or higher No. of CPUs BIOS version 4.06.09 PR or later (400, 450 MHz with Rack Storage/12 D5989A) 4.06.14.PR or later (400, 450 MHz with Rack Storage/12 D5989B) 4.06.14.PR or later (500, 550 MHz with Rack Storage/12 D5989B) 4.06.29.PR or later (600, 650, 700 MHz with Rack Storage/12 D5989B) CPU cache...

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    Disk drives: HP 9.1 GB Ultra SCSI Disk Module D6106A HP 9.1 GB Ultra SCSI Disk Module D6107A HP 18.2 GB Ultra SCSI Disk Module D6108A HP 18.2 GB (10k rpm) Ultra SCSI Disk Module D7031A HP 18.2 GB (7200 rpm) Low Profile Ultra SCSI Disk Module D7174A HP 36.4 GB (10k rpm) Ultra SCSI Disk Module D8210A Fibre-channel cables Optical (Server to Hub only):...

  • Page 8: Shared Storage Cabling

    Shared Storage Cabling This part of the guide defines the allowable cabling configurations for clusters using the HP NetServer LPr, one required HP Rack Storage/12FC and one or two optional HP Rack Storage/12s. Only these cabling configurations and cables are supported. HP Microsoft Cluster using HP Rack Storage/12FC and Rack Storage/12 without 6 Port Fibre Channel Hub (Simplex Operation)

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    HP Microsoft Cluster using HP Rack Storage/12FC and Rack Storage/12 and 6 Port Fibre Channel Hub (Duplex Operation)

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    Power Cabling to Separate Power Circuits Versions 22 February 2000 Corrected typographical error. Under the SPU heading, changed the No. of CPUs from "2-4" to "2." 8 February 2000 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 SureStore E 12H Disk Array HP A3661B Model 30/FC High Availability Disk Array 18 January 2000 (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 14: 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 15: O Verview, V Ersion H Istory, I Ntended A Udience

    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. HP NetServer Installation Guide...

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    NOTE Hewlett-Packard only supports and recommends installation of clustered HP NetServer systems using Microsoft Cluster Server software by a Microsoft or HP Cluster Certified Installer. HP NetServer Installation Guide...

  • Page 17: 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 18: 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 19: 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 20: 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 21: 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 22: 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 23: 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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    Choose Install/Update Utility Partition. When finished, the system reboots and displays the Custom Configuration window. 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.

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    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. Be sure to load the correct intra-cluster LAN driver version as specified in the Configuration Guide for your cluster.

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    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. Be sure to load the correct intra-cluster LAN driver version as specified in the Configuration Guide for your cluster.

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    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. 10. Choose Install/Update Utility Partition. When finished, the system reboots and displays the Custom Configuration window.

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    Once the NT installation is complete, the D5013A/B 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. For each D5013A/B adapter, select Properties then Settings and set the network speed to the appropriate setting (either 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps) for your network.

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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/B NICs, load the driver twice, once for the intra-cluster NIC and once for the client NIC.

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    Select Update, then Execute. Follow screen prompts to update the BIOS. 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, Custom, Microsoft, then either: MS Windows NT4.0 Enterprise Edition Cluster Server if using Navigator if...

  • Page 32: Lh 4 (fibre Channel)

    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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    12. Make a NT4.0 Drivers floppy disk by choosing Create Driver Diskette(s), Execute, and following the prompts. Label the floppy disk NT 4.0 Drivers. Return to the Navigator main menu. 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.

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    Part "6 Shared Storage Software Setup" in the Shared Storage Supplement and start with Install Fibre Channel HBA Driver. These procedures provide instructions for servers using NetRAID and SureStore E 12H shared storage solutions. NOTE If you are use NetRAID adapters for both shared and local storage go to the next procedure, LPr (with NetRAID Local and Shared Storage) on page 26.

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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. Remove the HP NetServer Navigator CD, insert the boot floppy for Windows NT4.0, and exit Navigator to reboot the server.

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    LPr (with NetRAID Local and Shared Storage) A NetRAID adapter may only be used for either shared storage or local storage; one adapter may not be used for both. To use NetRAID adapters for both shared and local storage, you must use two adapters. Configure NetServer Hardware and BIOS Make sure you power down System A and power up System B.

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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. Remove the Navigator CD, insert the boot floppy for Windows NT4.0, and exit Navigator to reboot the server.

  • Page 38: Lx/lxr Pro

    LX/LXr Pro Configure NetServer Hardware and BIOS Make sure you power down System A and power up System B. Insert the HP NetServer Navigator CD in the CD-ROM drive of System B and restart the server. The server boots from the CD and displays the Navigator Main menu. NOTE If prompted that the HP NetServer Navigator BIOS is a newer version, choose Continue and go to step 3;...

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    LXr 8000 These procedures provide instructions for servers using NetRAID, SureStore E 12H, and Model 30/FC shared storage solutions Configure NetServer Hardware and BIOS Make sure you power down System A and power up System B. Insert the HP NetServer Navigator CD in the CD-ROM drive and restart the server. NOTE If prompted that the HP NetServer Navigator BIOS is a newer version, choose Continue and go to step 3;...

  • Page 40: Lxr 8000 (fibre Channel)

    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. Be sure to load the correct intra-cluster LAN driver version as specified in the Configuration Guide for your cluster.

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    Select Update, then Execute. Follow screen prompts to update the BIOS. 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, Custom, Microsoft, then MS Windows NT4.0 Enterprise Edition Cluster Server.

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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.

  • Page 43: Lxr 8500 (fibre Channel)

    When Setup prompts to detect mass storage devices, skip detection and manually specify the mass storage drivers: The drivers are loaded from the NT 4.0 Drivers floppy disk you created from the Navigator CD. First, load the driver for the device you want to boot from. For drives in the LXr 8000 internal bays this will normally be the embedded SCSI Symbios driver.

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    Exit the Setup Utility (F10, Save, and Exit). The server reboots. If you have special NetServer local SCSI bus options enter the Symbios utility, by pressing Ctrl+C at the Symbios boot banner during reboot and set the options you need; otherwise allow the server to reboot.

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    Configuration Guide for your cluster. If you are using two HP D5013A/B NICs, load the driver twice, once for the intra-cluster NIC and once for the client NIC. Make sure TCP/IP Protocol is selected. Other protocols may be selected in addition, but TCP/IP is required. If you are using two HP D5013A/B NICs, when prompted for TCP/IP Properties: Make sure adapter [2] is highlighted and specify its IP address and subnet mask.

  • Page 46: 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 52: 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 56: 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 57: 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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    Fibre Channel Supplement HP NetServer Microsoft Cluster Installation Guide 1 September 1999...

  • Page 59: Intended Audience

    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 60

    Contents NOTE This supplement is incomplete without the HP NetServers Microsoft Cluster Installation Guide. NOTICE................................2 ..........................2 NTENDED UDIENCE ......................... 2 LUSTER VS TANDALONE ............................2 ERSION ISTORY WHAT’S NEEDED ........................... 4 ..............................4 OFTWARE ?............................4 NETSERVER HARDWARE SETUP ..................... 5 SHARED STORAGE HARDWARE SETUP..................

  • Page 61: Need More Help

    1 What’s Needed Software FCArray Assistant Obtain FCArray Assistant and create installation disks as follows: Insert the HP NetServer Navigator CD into the CD-ROM drive of either cluster node. From the HP Navigator Main menu, choose NetServer Utilities. Select More NetServer Utilities and then choose Diskette Library. From the Diskette Library, select FCArray Assistant for Windows NT in the diskette library.

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    2 NetServer Hardware Setup Install HP Fibre Chanel Host Bus Adapter (D8602A) in the PCI slots specified by the HP NetServer Configuration Guide for your cluster configuration. Make sure that previously installed cards are in the correct PCI slots. Replace the HP NetServer cover(s) and secure thumbscrews. part "3 Shared Storage Hardware Setup"...

  • Page 63: Shared Storage Hardware Setup

    3 Shared Storage Hardware Setup This section includes instructions for setup of the HP Rack Storage/12FC and HP Rack Storage/12 shared storage devices used in your cluster. Set Configuration Switches for the Rack Storage/12FC (Fibre Channel) Set Configuration Switches for the Rack Storage/12 (SCSI) Fibre Channel Supplement to the HP NetServer Microsoft Cluster Installation Guide...

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    Install Additional Controllers For use as shared storage in a cluster, each Rack Storage/12 must have two SCSI controllers if you are using two FCArray Cards in the Rack Storage/12FC. Install a second SCSI controller (D6025A) in each Rack Storage/12. Follow the instructions supplied with the Controller for installation. to part "4 Cluster Setup and Cabling"...

  • Page 65: Cabling Guidelines

    4 Cluster Cabling and Setup Connecting Shared Storage CAUTION To prevent damage to device cables before extending any racked device from the rack, check that there is either sufficient cable length or disconnect the cables. Also make sure to extend the anti-tip bar at the bottom front or rear of the rack (as applicable) before extending any devices.

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    5 NetServer Software Setup This part of the supplement is intentionally left blank. Fibre Channel Supplement to the HP NetServer Microsoft Cluster Installation Guide...

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    6 Shared Storage Software Setup Perform these procedures either in parallel on both systems or first on one system then repeat them on the opposite system. Both system can be powered up for these procedures. Install Fibre Channel HBA Drivers To use FCArray Assistant you must setup a new user account with administration privileges in Windows NT.

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    NOTE Follow the instructions in the FCArray Assistant Installation and User Guide to complete the following tasks. Install both FC Array Assistant Server, then Client software. Once the FCArray Assistant Server software is installed, the DACEVENT command must be modified to include the IP address or name of all the client systems used with the server if you want to be notified of controller events that FCArray Assistant monitors.

  • Page 69: Before You Start

    Configure the Storage Devices using FCArray Assistant From either system configure the shared storage devices (Rack Storage/12FC and Rack Storage/12). To minimize the time required to perform these tasks you should: Be familiar with how to use FCArray Assistant. Read relevant chapters of the FCArray Assistant User and Installation Guide. Review the tasks in this procedure.

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    After setting RAID levels as stated below return to "Create the Array File Systems" in part "6 Shared Storage Software Setup" of the Installation Guide. Fibre Channel Supplement to the HP NetServer Microsoft Cluster Installation Guide...

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