HP D7171A - NetServer - LPr Installation Manual

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HP NetRAID-4M
HP Part Number 5969-8463
Printed in January 2001

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    HP NetRAID-4M Installation Guide HP Part Number 5969-8463 Printed in January 2001...

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    Hewlett-Packard assumes no responsibility for the use or reliability of its software on equipment that is not furnished by Hewlett-Packard. Technical Support and Services If you have questions about installing or using this product, check this guide first—you will...

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    This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two con- ditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Hewlett-Packard,Company NetRAID-4M Tested To Comply With FCC Standards...

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    Safety Standards This product meets the following national and international regulations: • UL 1950 Standard for Safety of Information Processing and Business Equipment • IEC 950 Safety or Information Technology Equipment in electrical Business Equipment • CAN/CSA-C22.2 #950 Safety of Information Technology Equipment including Electrical Busi- ness Equipment To ensure safe operating conditions, it is recommended that these products be installed in UL Listed computer.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction Installation Overview 1-1 Controller Management Utilities 1-2 HP NetRAID-4M Tools and Capabilities 1-3 System Requirements 1-4 Conventions 1-5 Installing the Hardware Component Layout 2-2 Installing the Controller Card 2-3 Connecting the LED Activity Indicator to the HP NetRAID- 4M 2-5 Connecting SCSI Devices 2-6 Connecting Internal SCSI Devices 2-7...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide Installing the Drivers When Windows NT is Already Installed 4-5 Installing the Drivers When Upgrading to Windows 2000 4-6 Installing the Drivers During a Fresh Install of Windows 2000 4-8 Installing the Drivers When Windows 2000 is Already Installed 4-9 NetWare 4.20 Environment 4-10...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Contents Installing and Configuring the SNMP Subagent Installing Clusters Preliminary Hardware and Software Requirements for Windows Clusters 7-1 Enabling Clustering in the BIOS and Setting the SCSI IDs 7-2 Overview of the Cluster Software Installation Procedure 7-3 Installing MSCS and the HP NetRAID-4M Cluster Software 7-4 Moving Quorum to a Shared Container 7-6 Removing the HP NetRAID-4M Cluster Software 7-6...

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide Managing Containers B-5 Viewing Container Information B-6 Initializing a Disk Drive B-6 Making a Container Bootable B-7 Deleting Containers B-8 Repairing a RAID 5 Set B-9 Troubleshooting Using the Controller Service Features C-2 Controller Log Information C-3...

  • Page 9: Installation Overview

    1-4 Conventions page 1-5 ® The Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M™ provides powerful disk array support in servers that have a PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) bus. The HP NetRAID-4M has four SCSI Ultra 3 channels, and each channel has the equivalent functionality of a separate SCSI Ultra 3 channel.

  • Page 10: Controller Management Utilities

    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide For more information, see Chapter 2, Installing the Hardware. Optionally create and configure containers using the HP NetRAID-4M BIOS. For more information, see Appendix B, Using the BIOS Container Configuration Utility. Install the HP NetRAID-4M device drivers.

  • Page 11: Hp Netraid-4m Tools And Capabilities

    /Windows 2000 operating system. It can also be used to remotely manage — from Windows NT/Windows 2000 — Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M family of products that are installed on another system running Windows NT/Windows 2000 or NetWare. For more information on FAST, see the Flexible Array Storage Tool User’s Guide.

  • Page 12: System Requirements

    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide Tools and Capabilities BIOS Display file system type Detect when the file system can be extended Create, remove, or extend the file system Detect when a container is a Yes (boot system or boot partition...

  • Page 13: Conventions

    Introduction Note: All Windows NT systems require Service Pack 6A or higher. – Windows 2000. – NetWare 4.20 with Support Pack 7 or higher. – NetWare 5.0 with Support Pack 1 or higher. – NetWare 5.1 with Support Pack 1 or higher. –...

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    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide Note: Notes are reminders, tips, or suggestions that might simplify the procedures included in this document. Caution: Cautions alert you to actions that might cause damage to your system or your data. WARNING: Warnings alert you to actions that might cause injury to you or someone else.

  • Page 15: Installing The Hardware

    Installing the Hardware For information about... Turn to... Component Layout page 2-2 page 2-3 Installing the Controller Card Connecting the LED Activity Indicator to the page 2-5 HP NetRAID-4M Connecting SCSI Devices page 2-6 Connecting Internal SCSI Devices page 2-7 Connecting External SCSI Devices page 2-8 Connecting SCSI Array Enclosures (Storage...

  • Page 16: Component Layout

    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide Component Layout Figure 2-1 identifies the major HP NetRAID-4M components. You may find it helpful to refer to this information while installing the HP NetRAID-4M and attaching SCSI devices. Channel 1 Channel 0 Channel 0...

  • Page 17: Installing The Controller Card

    Installing the Hardware DIMM. The DIMM and batteries are "sandwiched" between the PCI card and Daughter Card. In the event of a power loss the battery can continue powering the nonvolatile DIMM for several days. Note: After installation of the HP NetRAID-4M is complete, the batteries automatically begin a charge cycle which lasts until it reaches full charge (up to three hours).

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    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide Note: If the battery enable jumper is not connected or if the battery is disconnected from the two jumper pins, the controller will not pass the Power-On Self- Test (POST), and data is not accessible.

  • Page 19: Connecting The Led Activity Indicator To The Hp Netraid 4m

    Installing the Hardware Expansion Slot Cover Screw Bracket Card Support Guide Bus Contacts 32-bit PCI Expansion Slots 64-bit Expansion Slots Figure 2-3. Inserting the HP NetRAID-4M in a PCI Expansion Slot Note: When removing the HP NetRAID-4M, always replace the expansion slot bracket in the empty slot to ensure proper airflow.

  • Page 20: Connecting Scsi Devices

    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide Channels 0 and 1, connect the cable to pins 3 and 4 of the LED connector on the HP NetRAID-4M. To show activity on Channels 2 and 3, connect the cable to pins 1 and 2. Pins 1 and 4 are ground pins.

  • Page 21: Connecting Internal Scsi Devices

    Installing the Hardware channels are 160 MBytes/sec. Connecting a non-Ultra 3 peripheral to an Ultra 3 SCSI channel may limit the entire channel to lower performance levels. If you are installing your SCSI devices inside an array enclosure, see Connecting SCSI Array Enclosures (Storage Subsystems) on page 2-11.

  • Page 22: Connecting External Scsi Devices

    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide Attach one end of the 68-pin internal ribbon cable to the internal connector (Channel 0 or 1) on the HP NetRAID-4M, as shown in Figure 2-5. Figure 2-5. Attaching a 68-pin Internal Ribbon Cable Attach the remaining connectors on the ribbon cable to your remaining internal devices.

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    Installing the Hardware Note: Some older very high-density connectors may be too wide to fit between the external connectors on the HP NetRAID-4M. If this is the case, upgrade to a newer cable. Follow these steps to connect external SCSI devices: Make sure each device is assigned a unique SCSI ID number from 0 to 6, or 8 to 15 (the HP NetRAID-4M is set to 7 by default).

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    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide Terminating Plug Figure 2-7. Attaching a Single External SCSI Device Connect additional external SCSI devices by connecting each device to the previous device until all external SCSI devices have been connected, as shown in Figure 2-8. (The device at...

  • Page 25: Connecting Scsi Array Enclosures (storage Subsystems)

    Figure 2-9 shows a typical setup between the Hewlett-Packard array enclosure and the server. Figure 2-10 illustrates how to cable a Hewlett-Packard array enclosure in a cluster.To install your SCSI devices in these 2-11...

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    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide enclosures, refer to the documentation included with each enclosure. The following information is provided to help you properly connect your enclosure to the HP NetRAID-4M: All rules for SCSI ID and termination (discussed on page 2-14) must be followed when installing SCSI devices in an array enclosure.

  • Page 27: Installation Hints For Connecting Scsi Devices

    Installing the Hardware Cluster Node 1 Array Enclosures Cluster Node 2 Shared SCSI Channel Figure 2-10. Cluster Configuration on a Shared SCSI Channel Installation Hints for Connecting SCSI Devices All SCSI Devices The total length of cabling (internal and external) on each channel should not exceed the following: –...

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    To ensure reliable communication, terminators must be installed (or enabled) on the devices at the physical ends of each channel. The terminators on all devices that lie between the physical ends must be removed (or disabled). Hewlett-Packard internal/external disk enclosures are self terminating. 2-14...

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    Installing the Hardware Note: If you are attaching internal SCSI devices to a 68-pin internal ribbon cable that has a built-in terminator, you must remove the terminators from all devices attached to the cable. On most internal SCSI devices, the termination setting is controlled by a jumper or a switch, or by physically removing or installing one or more resistor modules.

  • Page 30: Configuring The Controller

    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide Channel 0 terminator (J2) Channel 1 terminator (J1) Channel 3 terminator (J7) Channel 4 terminator (J8) Figure 2-11. Channel Terminator Jumpers Configuring the Controller After connecting all devices, reinstall your computer cover, and connect all power cables. Turn on the external SCSI devices first, and then turn on the computer.

  • Page 31: Enabling Cluster Support

    Installing the Hardware the operating system on the boot container to take advantage of the redundancy and performance features of that container. For more information see Appendix B, Using the BIOS Container Configuration Utility. Note: If you wish to install the operating system on a stand-alone disk instead of a boot container, you do not need to use this utility.

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    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide 2-18...

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    Performing an Upgrade Installation If you are migrating from an earlier release of firmware, drivers, and Controller Management Software, you need to perform an upgrade installation. An upgrade installation requires that you do the following in the proper sequence: Caution: Failure to follow these steps exactly may make it impossible for your system to see the controller.

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    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide Install the new Controller Management Software. For information on how to install the Controller Management Software, see Chapter 5, Installing the Controller Management Software.

  • Page 35: Installing The Device

    Installing the Device Drivers For information about... Turn to... Creating Driver Diskettes page 4-2 Windows Environment Installing the Drivers During a Fresh Install of page 4-3 Windows NT Installing the Drivers When Windows NT is page 4-5 Already Installed Installing the Drivers When Upgrading to page 4-6 Windows 2000 Installing the Drivers During a Fresh Install of...

  • Page 36: Creating Driver Diskettes

    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide Installing the Drivers when NetWare 5.1 is page 4-15 Already Installed Loading the NetWare Drivers at Server Bootup page 4-17 Unix Environment page 4-18 Installing the UNIX Drivers on a Boot Container page 4-18 Installing the UNIX Drivers on a Data...

  • Page 37: Windows Environment, Installing The Drivers During A Fresh Install Of Windows Nt

    Installing the Device Drivers Windows Environment To install the drivers while installing Windows NT see Installing the Drivers During a Fresh Install of Windows NT below. To update or install the drivers when Windows NT is already installed see Installing the Drivers When Windows NT is Already Installed on page 4-5.

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    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide Note: To install Windows NT from a bootable CD, the CD-ROM drive must be connected to another SCSI controller or an IDE controller (not the HP NetRAID- 4M). When the Windows NT CD starts to boot it will display the following message: Setup is inspecting your computer’s hardware configuration..

  • Page 39: Installed

    Installing the Device Drivers Press Enter to select the following Hewlett-Packard driver: HP NetRAID-4M RAID CONTROLLER. Press Enter at the message Setup has recognized the following mass storage devices to continue with the Windows NT operating system setup. Follow the instructions onscreen and in the Windows NT documentation to complete the installation.

  • Page 40: Installing The Drivers When Upgrading To Windows 2000

    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide Installing the Drivers When Upgrading to Windows 2000 To install the HP NetRAID-4M drivers during an upgrade to Windows 2000, follow these steps. Uninstall the Controller Management Software (FAST and the CLI). For instructions on how to perform the deinstallation, see Uninstalling the Controller Management Software on page 5-3.

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    Installing the Device Drivers Caution: During the upgrade to Windows 2000, the Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M device drivers for Windows NT that are currently installed on your system are replaced with HP NetRAID-4M drivers for Windows 2000. If, for whatever reason, you execute the script w2ksetup.bat but do not complete the upgrade to...

  • Page 42: Installing The Drivers During A Fresh Install Of Windows 2000

    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide The upgrade then continues to completion. After the upgrade completes, reinstall the controller management software. For instructions on how to preform the installation, see Installing the Controller Management Software on page 5-2. Installing the Drivers During a Fresh Install of Windows...

  • Page 43: Installing The Drivers When Windows 2000 Is Already Installed

    Installing the Device Drivers You will be shown a list with one item on it; press Enter to select the drivers — HP NetRAID-4M RAID CONTROLLER. If you have no other drivers that you need to install, press Enter to continue with the installation. Follow the instructions onscreen and in the Windows 2000 documentation to complete the installation.

  • Page 44: Netware 4.20 Environment, Installing The Drivers During A Fresh Install Of Netware 4.20

    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide NetWare 4.20 Environment This section explains how to install the driver, netr4m.ham, for Novell NetWare 4.20. If you are performing a first time NetWare installation, see Installing the Drivers During a Fresh Install of NetWare 4.20 on page 4-10.

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    Note: If the embedded driver has not been installed, install it before installing the HP NetRAID-4M drivers. Refer to your Hewlett-Packard server documentation for further information. Press Insert to install an unlisted driver. Insert the HP NetRAID-4M NOS Driver - NetWare 4 <NetServer Name>driver diskette into your diskette drive.

  • Page 46: Installing The Driver When Netware 4.20 Is Already Installed

    Note: If the embedded driver has not been installed, install it before installing the HP NetRAID-4M drivers. Refer to your Hewlett-Packard server documentation for further information. Press Insert to install an unlisted driver. Insert the HP NetRAID-4M driver diskette for NetWare V4.2 (NOS Drive - NetWare 4.20 <NetServer Name>) into the...

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    Installing the Device Drivers Answer Yes to the prompt Do you want to copy driver netr4m.ham? Specify the path where you want the netr4m.ham driver installed or press Enter to accept the default. You will be prompted to save the existing driver and its attendant files.

  • Page 48: Netware 5.1 Environment, Installing The Drivers During A Fresh Install Of Netware 5.1

    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide Caution: Novell recommends installing the Support Pack on your server from a client. If installing the Support Pack from a CD, mount the CD as a NetWare volume and then install the software. NetWare 5.1 Environment This section explains how to install the driver, netr4m.ham , for...

  • Page 49: Installing The Drivers When Netware 5.1 Is Already Installed

    Note: If the embedded driver has not been installed, install it before installing the HP NetRAID-4M drivers. Refer to your Hewlett-Packard server documentation for further information. Insert the HP NetRAID-4M driver diskette for NetWare V5.1 (NOS Driver - NetWare 5/5.1 <NetServer Name>) into your disk drive and press the Insert key.

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    Note: If the embedded driver has not been installed, install it before installing the HP NetRAID-4M drivers. Refer to your Hewlett-Packard server documentation for further information. Insert the HP NetRAID-4M driver diskette for NetWare V5.1(NOS Driver - NetWare 5/5.1 <NetServer Name>) into your diskette drive and press the Insert key.

  • Page 51: Loading The Netware Drivers At Server Bootup

    Installing the Device Drivers Select Save parameters and load driver. Respond No to the prompt Do you want to select an additional Disk driver? Press Esc until you return to the Installation Options menu. If necessary, modify the load command line in the startup.ncf file so that the proper path to the driver and all appropriate command line options are specified.

  • Page 52: Unix Environment, Installing The Unix Drivers On A Boot Container

    The UNIX drivers for your controller may be delivered on a CDROM or may be downloaded from the Hewlett-Packard web site. Installing the UNIX Drivers on a Boot Container To install the UNIX drivers to a boot container follow these steps during a new installation of your UNIX operating system.

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    Installing the Device Drivers Openserver Caution: Before installing the Openserver device drivers for your HP NetRAID-4M container, ensure that you have placed the HP NetRAID-4M controller in the correct PCI slot; otherwise the driver will not install. For information on supported PCI slots, see the HP NetRAID-4M Installation Supplement.

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    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide ./drive_config Note: Owing to a software limitation, OpenServer’s method of statically configuring each disk into the kernel can cause user confusion. The difficulty arises from OpenServer’s convention for naming drives. The drive_config utility overcomes this limitation by automatically creating the appropriate kernel entries and then rebuilding/relinking the kernel.

  • Page 55: Installing The Unix Drivers On A Data Container

    Installing the Device Drivers UnixWare Caution: Owing to limitations in UnixWare that prevent UnixWare from seeing the sub-vendor and sub-system IDs of PCI boards, in some cases the hpnraid driver may be mapped to the wrong device, mapped to a non-existent device, or a driver other than the hpnraid driver may be mapped to the board.

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    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide the HP NetRAID-4M controller, which on the open source distribution is called the aacraid driver. Openserver Openserver does not require that you remove already existing drivers. UnixWare To determine if the hpnraid driver is installed on your...

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    Installing the Device Drivers viii Remove the configuration line from the kernel by entering the following command: /etc/conf/bin/idinstall -d hpnraid Remove the following line from /etc/loadmods: 6:1:hpnraid:hpnraid Install the hpnraid driver on the data container. Linux The Linux driver is now part of the standard open source distribution.

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    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide Copy the hpnraid driver file to /tmp by entering the following command: cp /mnt/cdrom/periph/nraidadp/openserv/driver/hpnraid.tar /tmp Change your working directory to /tmp by entering the following command: cd /tmp Untar the file hpnraid.tar by entering the following command: tar -xvf hpnraid.tar...

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    Installing the Device Drivers Note: Owing to a software limitation, OpenServer’s method of statically configuring each disk into the kernel can cause user confusion. The difficulty arises from OpenServer’s convention for naming drives. The drive_config utility overcomes this limitation by automatically creating the appropriate kernel entries and then rebuilding/relinking the kernel.

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    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide UnixWare Caution: Owing to limitations in UnixWare that prevent UnixWare from seeing the sub-vendor and sub-system IDs of PCI boards, in some cases the hpnraid driver may be mapped to the wrong device, mapped to a non-existent device, or a driver other than the hpnraid driver may be mapped to the board.

  • Page 61: Additional Operating Systems

    Installing the Device Drivers cp hpnraid.tar /tmp Change your working directory to /tmp by entering the following command: cd /tmp Untar the file hpnraid.tar by entering the following command: tar -xvf hpnraid.tar Install the hpnraid driver by entering the following command: pkgadd -d /tmp hpnraid When the installation completes, unmount the Navigator...

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  • Page 63: Installing The Controller Management Software

    Installing the Controller Management Software For information about... Turn to... Windows Environment Installing the Controller Management Software page 5-2 Uninstalling the Controller Management page 5-3 Software NetWare Environment Installing the Controller Management Software page 5-4 on NetWare Unix Environment page 5-6 Additional Operating Systems page 5-10 This chapter explains how to install the Controller Management...

  • Page 64: Installing The Controller Management Software, Windows Environment

    Type [drive]:\setup and press Enter. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen. If installing the software on a client that does not have a Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M family of products RAID controller, select the following option in the Installation Type Selection dialog box:...

  • Page 65: Uninstalling The Controller Management Software, Upgrading The Controller Management Software With Hp Openview, Netware Environment

    Click the Start button on the Windows task bar, and then point to Settings. Click Control Panel on the Settings menu. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon. Select the Hewlett-Packard HP NetRAID- 4M RAID CONTROLLER entry and then click the Add/Remove button.

  • Page 66: Installing The Controller Management Software On Netware

    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide can manage a NetWare controller remotely with FAST, if you have FAST installed on an NT system, and establish a network connection between the two systems. Installing the Controller Management Software on NetWare Follow these steps to install the Controller Management Software for Novell NetWare 4.20 or 5.1:...

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    Installing the Controller Management Software Note: On a NetWare 5.1 system, when the server comes up, go to the Novell icon, select Exit GUI, and confirm your choice. This will take you to the NetWare console. From the HPNSETUP Installation menu, select Start Installation.

  • Page 68: Installing The Controller Management Software On Unix, Unix Environment

    BIOS. The UNIX Controller Management Software may be delivered on a CDROM or may be down-loaded from the Hewlett-Packard web site. These instructions assume that the UNIX driver for your controller is being delivered on cdrom.

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    If the application software exists on your UnixWare system, the pkginfo command will return a message like the following: system hpnapps Hewlett-Packard Raid Applications If the application software already exists on your system, remove it by entering the following command: pkgrm hpnapps You will be prompted to confirm the deletion;...

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    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide Change your working directory by entering the following command: cd /mnt/cdrom/periph/nraidadp/linux/us Copy the hpnapps.tar file to /tmp by entering the following command: cp hpnapps.tar /tmp Change your working directory by entering the following command: cd /tmp Untar the file hpnapps.tar archive by entering the following...

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    Installing the Controller Management Software mount -f ISO9660 -o lower /dev/CDROM_LUN /mnt/cdrom Change to the directory where the hpnapps.tar file is located, by entering the following command: cd /mnt/cdrom/periph/nraidadp/openserv/us Copy the file hpnapps.tar to /tmp, by entering the following command: cp hpnapps.tar /tmp Change your working directory to /tmp, by entering the following command:...

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    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide Change your working directory to /tmp, by entering the following command: cd /tmp Untar the archive by entering the following command: tar -xvf hpnapps.tar Install the UNIX Controller Management Software on your UnixWare system by entering the following command:...

  • Page 73: Installing And Configuring

    Installing and Configuring the SNMP Subagent The HP NetRAID-4M SNMP Subagent allows client programs to query the controller’s configuration and view SNMP traps generated as a result of changes to that configuration. The HP NetRAID-4M SNMP Subagent on a Windows NT, Windows 2000 or NetWare system will be loaded automatically if you use the NetServer Navigator’s Installation Assistant.

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    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide...

  • Page 75: Windows Clusters

    Installing Clusters For information about... Turn to... Preliminary Hardware and Software Requirements for page 7-1 Windows Clusters Enabling Clustering in the BIOS and Setting the SCSI IDs page 7-2 Overview of the Cluster Software Installation Procedure page 7-3 Installing MSCS and the HP NetRAID-4M Cluster Software page 7-4 Moving Quorum to a Shared Container page 7-6...

  • Page 76: Enabling Clustering In The Bios And Setting The Scsi Ids

    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide Cable the controllers across a shared SCSI channel to the shared clustered storage devices. For instructions, see Installing the Controller Card on page 2-3 and on page 2-6. Make sure that the controllers are SCSI terminated for the shared channel.

  • Page 77: Overview Of The Cluster Software Installation Procedure

    Overview of the Cluster Software Installation Procedure The HP NetRAID-4M Cluster software contains a Hewlett-Packard extension to the Microsoft Cluster Administrator utility (provided with the Microsoft Cluster Service software). The Hewlett-Packard extension consists of a resource DLL and an administrative DLL which enable you to use Cluster Administrator, in addition to FAST and the CLI, to manage shared storage.

  • Page 78: Installing Mscs And The Hp Netraid-4m Cluster Software

    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide Note: Whenever you remove and reinstall the MSCS software, you must also remove and reinstall the HP NetRAID-4M Cluster software. Because the custom DLLs provided by the HP NetRAID-4M Cluster software are not part of the standard MSCS software, these components must be registered each time the MSCS software is reinstalled.

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    Installing Clusters If no other shared disks are available, install the MSCS software and set up the service to use a temporary local quorum device, as follows. (Later, after the HP NetRAID-4M Cluster software is installed, you can transfer the quorum to a shared device, preferably on a diskset resource, as explained in Moving Quorum to a Shared Container on page 7-6.) –...

  • Page 80: Moving Quorum To A Shared Container, Removing The Hp Netraid-4m Cluster Software

    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide When prompted, choose Join an existing cluster, then specify the cluster name you created when installing MSCS on the first node. Install the HP NetRAID-4M Cluster software following the same procedure as described for the first node.

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    Installing Clusters Follow these steps to remove the HP NetRAID-4M Cluster software: Use the MSCS Cluster Administrator to perform the following: Move quorum to a local or other shared device. Put offline all HP NetRAID-4M Diskset resources. Delete all HP NetRAID-4M Diskset resources and their respective groups.

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    Understanding The Battery Subsystem For information about... Turn to... Initial Battery Charge page 8-2 Battery Low Conditions page 8-2 Battery Reconditioning page 8-3 Recovering Data from the Controller’s Cache page 8-4 The HP NetRAID-4M controller contains a pair of replaceable nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries and associated charging/monitoring circuitry designed to preserve the contents of its non-volatile cache memory in the event of a power loss or...

  • Page 84: Initial Battery Charge, Battery Low Conditions, Normal Causes Of A Battery Low Condition

    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide full charge. A full charging cycle — from fully discharged to fully charged — typically requires 2-3 hours to complete. Initial Battery Charge When you first power up your controller, its batteries will be partially or fully discharged and will require charging. This initial charge time depends on the current charge level of the batteries, and could take anywhere from a few minutes to several hours.

  • Page 85: Battery Reconditioning

    Understanding The Battery Subsystem though the batteries are not being used to maintain the contents of cache memory. Note: The controller will not generate a low battery condition when you first power up your HP NetRAID-4M, even if your batteries’ holdover time is less than 24 hours. It reports battery low once the batteries are initially charged (and the batteries’...

  • Page 86: Recovering Data From The Controller's Cache

    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide Note: The controller must first be opened for writing before you can initiate a battery reconditioning. To schedule a reconditioning cycle for a future time (on Windows NT only), create an AT batch file with the appropriate CLI command.

  • Page 87: Determining If Data Is In The Cache, Recovering Data From The Cache

    Understanding The Battery Subsystem Note: If you suspect a hardware failure, contact your technical support representative to determine the cause of failure and to see if a replacement controller is required. The following sections explain how to determine if data is in the cache, and if data is present, how to retrieve it.

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    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide Caution: Do not remove your Daughter Card from the controller until your Hewlett-Packard technical support representative is ready to replace your HP NetRAID-4M controller. Determine if there is data in the cache, as described in Determining if Data is in the Cache on page 8-5.

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    Using the BIOS SCSISelect and Disk Utilities The SCSISelect Utility allows you to change SCSI device and controller settings without opening the server chassis or handling the card. The Disk Utilities allow you to low-level format or verify the disk media of your SCSI hard disk drives. The SCSISelect settings are listed in Table A-1.

  • Page 90: Starting The Scsiselect Utility, Using Scsiselect Menus

    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide Initiate Sync Negotiation Maximum Transfer Rate 160 MBytes/sec Enable Disconnection Initiate Wide Negotiation This option is used to control the cache on the drive, not the HP NetRAID-4M. We recommend that the drive write cache remain disabled for maximum data protection.

  • Page 91: Exiting Scsiselect, Using The Controller Configuration Utility

    Using the BIOS SCSISelect and Disk Utilities Exiting SCSISelect To exit SCSISelect, press Esc until a message prompts you to exit (if you changed any host adapter settings, you are prompted to save the changes before you exit). Select Yes to exit and reboot the system.

  • Page 92: Using The Scsi Configuration Utility, Scsi Channel Interface Options

    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide Runtime BIOS — This option enables or disables the HP NetRAID-4M runtime BIOS. The BIOS must be enabled if you want to boot from a SCSI hard disk drive connected to the HP NetRAID-4M. The default is Enabled.

  • Page 93: Scsi Device Configuration Options

    Using the BIOS SCSISelect and Disk Utilities support SCSI parity. If you are not sure whether a device supports SCSI parity, consult the documentation for the device. Controller SCSI Channel Termination —This option sets termination on the controller card. We recommend that you leave the HP NetRAID-4M set to its default setting of Auto Mode.

  • Page 94: Using The Disk Utilities

    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide Enable Disconnection —This option determines whether the SCSI channel allows the SCSI device to disconnect from the SCSI channel (sometimes called Disconnect/Reconnect or Reselection). This option should be enabled for maximum performance. Initiate Wide Negotiation —This option determines whether the SCSI channel attempts 16-bit data transfer instead of 8-bit data transfer.

  • Page 95

    Using the BIOS SCSISelect and Disk Utilities Verify Disk Media —This utility allows you to scan the media of a hard disk drive for defects. If the utility finds bad blocks on the media, it prompts you to reassign them; if you select yes, the recoverable defects are remapped and those blocks are no longer used.

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  • Page 97: Configuration Utility

    Using the BIOS Container Configuration Utility The Container Configuration Utility (CCU) allows you to create, delete, and manage containers from the HP NetRAID-4M BIOS. A container is a logical disk created from freespace and made up of partitions on one or more physical disks. Refer to the Flexible Array Storage Tool User’s Guide for more information on containers.

  • Page 98: Creating A Container

    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide Creating a Container Before creating containers, make sure the disks for the container are connected and installed in your server (or enclosure). To create a container you select the disks to be used in the container and then assign the container properties.

  • Page 99: Assigning Container Properties

    Using the BIOS Container Configuration Utility If you install an adapter into a system that has been powered down, on startup the BIOS will announce the detected configuration changes. If the system considers these changes to be non-risk, the system will present a confirmation prompt (and will auto-confirm if there has been no operator input in 30 seconds.

  • Page 100

    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide fails before the container has been reconstructed, all data is lost and the container is marked Dead. The actual usable data capacity of the container is equal to one less than the total number of partitions. (One partition’s worth of capacity is needed to hold the parity information.)

  • Page 101: Managing Containers

    Using the BIOS Container Configuration Utility This option should always be enabled to optimize performance, unless your application — which is unlikely — is doing completely random reads. Specify if you want to enable write caching for the container. Note: For containers on a shared channel, write caching is automatically disabled.

  • Page 102: Viewing Container Information, Initializing A Disk Drive

    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide Note: You cannot use the CCU to manage containers on a shared channel. Viewing Container Information Follow these instructions to view information on an existing container: At the BIOS prompt press Ctrl A. Select Container Configuration Utility from the menu.

  • Page 103: Making A Container Bootable

    Using the BIOS Container Configuration Utility Caution: Initializing a disk overwrites the partition table on the disk, and essentially makes all the previous data on the disk inaccessible. Since the partition table is overwritten, if the drive is used in a container, you may not be able to use the container again.

  • Page 104: Deleting Containers

    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide Select the container you wish to make bootable and press Ctrl B. Note: You cannot make a non-00 container bootable if any container is in the process of consistency checking, clearing, or reconfiguring. Refer to the Flexible Array Storage Tool User’s Guide for information about consistency checking...

  • Page 105: Repairing A Raid 5 Set

    Using the BIOS Container Configuration Utility At the Container Properties screen select Delete again and press Enter. Press Esc to return to the previous menu. Repairing a RAID 5 Set Follow these instructions to repair a RAID 5 set: At the BIOS prompt press Ctrl A. Select Container Configuration Utility from the menu.

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  • Page 107: Troubleshooting

    CMOS Setup program and assign the parameters — typically IRQ, Enable PCI Slot, and Enable Bus Master. – Does the motherboard meet the minimum requirements listed on page 1-4? If not, contact Hewlett-Packard for a motherboard firmware upgrade.

  • Page 108: Using The Controller Service Features

    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide – Is the RAID controller or SCSI adapter with the boot device the first to be scanned by the system? You can usually set this in the System BIOS. If you receive a Plug & Play configuration error message during BIOS scan, you may need to redistribute adapters to eliminate the problem.

  • Page 109: Controller Log Information, Controller Configuration Options

    Troubleshooting Caution: The Controller Service utility is intended to assist technical support representatives in troubleshooting controller problems; it should not be used under normal operating conditions. Follow these steps to access the Controller Service utility: Press Ctrl-A when the following prompt appears when you turn on or reboot your server: Press <Ctrl><A>...

  • Page 110: Aborting Controller Startup, Configuring The Hp Netraid-4m Remote Agent For Netware

    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide The default is Normal. Maintenance mode allows the system to be started in cases where you are experiencing HP NetRAID- 4M problems and cannot otherwise boot your system. Clear NVRAM— When Enabled, this option clears the HP NetRAID-4M NVRAM (nonvolatile DIMM) of its contents.

  • Page 111: Access

    Troubleshooting Note: In Windows NT, the HP NetRAID-4M remote agent can be configured through a control panel application or through the Windows NT Registry. Refer to the Flexible Array Storage Tool User’s Guide for more information. Access The access section determines how or if a remote user is allowed to open a HP NetRAID-4M controller.

  • Page 112: Communications

    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide Communications The communications section provides switches that control how communication will be configured. The communication section will contain the following switches: Use_IP — if this switch is set to TRUE then the HP NetRAID- 4M Remote Agent will attempt to use IP as a communications protocol.

  • Page 113: Flashing With The Navigator Cd

    Flashing the Firmware When upgrading to a new version of the BIOS (for example, as part of an upgrade installation), you need to flash the firmware on your controller using either the Navigator CD or the AFU utility. Flashing with the Navigator CD To flash the firmware from the Navigator CD, follow these steps: Shut down your system.

  • Page 114: Flashing With The Afu Utility

    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide Flashing with the AFU Utility To flash the firmware using the AFU utility, follow these steps: Shut down your system. Insert the bootable diskette that contains the AFU utility. Power on the system. If the system has not been set up to boot from the diskette, please read your manufacturer’s instructions on how to set this...

  • Page 115

    Flashing the Firmware Flashing the Firmware on a Single Controller To flash the firmware on a single controller, type the following at the DOS prompt, replacing CONTROLLER_NUMBER with the number of the controller whose firmware you are flashing. \> afu update /c CONTROLLER_NUMBER To upgrade controller 0, for example, you would type the following: \>...

  • Page 116

    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide After the AFU reads the new BIOS from both installation disks, it shuts down the controller and updates the firmware. A verification of the operation follows. The results of each operation are displayed on the screen as it happens.

  • Page 117: Hp Netraid-4m Controller Technical Specification

    Specifications HP NetRAID-4M Controller Technical Specification Component Description Computer bus 64-bit PCI local bus On-board processor 233 MHz StrongARM RISC microprocessor Interface protocol Bus master DMA Cache memory 64 or 128 MB ECC-protected battery-backed DRAM Battery backup holdover Minimum of 72 hours for DIMMs up to 128 MB. times Host burst data transfer Up to 266 MB/second burst rate (64-bit)

  • Page 118

    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide Component Description PCI bus 64-bit, 33 MHz (32-bit, 33 MHz-compatible) Hot-plug PCI-ready Ultra2SCSI (LVD) 4 channels (4 external and 2 internal connectors). channels Device support Up to 60 SCSI devices per controller (15 per channel)

  • Page 119: Minimum And Maximum Subsystem Values

    Specifications Minimum and Maximum Subsystem Values RAID Element Minimum Maximum Default Containers Total containers per controller — — On-disk partition slots available — — In-memory partition slots available — — per controller Mirror set (RAID 1) limits Partitions RAID-5 set limits Partitions —...

  • Page 120

    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide RAID Element Minimum Maximum Default SCSI Number of channels per controller Up to 4 (2 shared internal/ external) Number of devices per channel Number of logical units per device UltraSCSI data transfer speeds can currently support a maximum of 8 devices per...

  • Page 121

    Index write B-5 Capabilities 1-3 Aborting controller startup C-4 Card Support Guide 2-4 Array CCU. See Container Configuration enclosure 2-7, 2-11 Utility CD-ROM drive install Windows NT 4-4, 4-8 Channels 2-14 Battery Clear NVRAM C-4 backup time 2-3 CLI, defined 1-3 holdover time 8-1 Cluster software initial charge 8-2...

  • Page 122

    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide configuring 2-16 installation 4-1 to 4-18 installation 2-3 loading at server bootup 4-17 SCSI channel termination A-5 NetWare 4.20 4-10 values E-1 to E-4 NetWare 5.1 4-14 Controller Configuration Unix 4-18 Utility A-3 Windows NT 4.0 4-3...

  • Page 123

    Index drivers 4-1 to 4-18 FAST software 5-1 RAID 0/1 B-4 hints for connecting SCSI devices 2-13 RAID 5 Set B-3 software in Windows 5-2 RAID 5 set IRQ C-1 repairing B-9 RAID 50 B-4 RAID Types Mirror (RAID 1) B-3 RAID 0/1 B-4 connecting 2-5 RAID 5 Set B-3...

  • Page 124

    Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M Controller Installation Guide Self-test, failure 8-4 Windows NT specifications, technical E-1 to E-4 driver installation 4-3 startup.ncf, modifying 4-17 fresh installation 4-3 Stripe B-3 Write caching B-5 subsystem minimum/maximum values E-3 Support Pack, NetWare 1-5, 4-12, 4-14 Synchronous negotiation A-2, A-5...

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