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HP D7171A - NetServer - LPr Installation Manual

Hp netserver lc 2000 fc config guide.
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Introduction
This document defines supported HP NetServer LC 2000 configurations with HP Rack Storage/12FC and
Microsoft Cluster Server. These configurations minimize single points of failure (SPOF, SPOFless
provide extended availability. The specific configuration certified and supported by both Hewlett-Packard
and Microsoft is defined, as are other guidelines to assist you in configuring your clustered NetServers.
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.
What's Defined in Cluster
Cluster
Type of SPUs
Installation
Number of nodes
Shared Storage
LANs:
Client LAN
1
For more information about configuring a SPOFless cluster, refer to the HP white paper, High Availability
MSCS Cluster Solution on the HP NetServers, HA Planning website.
with
HP Rack Storage/12FC
Cluster Configuration Guide
22 February 2001
(see
Versions
at the end of this document)
Cluster
SPUs
Local and Shared Storage
Intra-cluster and Client LANs
HP NetServer LC 2000
Each node must be the same model SPU, but may have different sizes of
main memory, cache, and different CPU clock speeds.
Pedestal or racked
2
HP Rack Storage/12FC with 2 FCArray Cards, HP disks, and using a HP
D8602A HBA in the server. See
Any NIC that is HP and Microsoft approved. See
1
Shared Storage
below.
Client LAN
1
) and
below.

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  • Page 1: Hp Netserver Lc

    Microsoft Cluster Server. These configurations minimize single points of failure (SPOF, SPOFless ) and provide extended availability. The specific configuration certified and supported by both Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft is defined, as are other guidelines to assist you in configuring your clustered NetServers.

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    For a SPOFless cluster, two D5013B NICs configured with AFT is recommended. Intra-cluster Embedded NIC with crossover cable, or, configure as a VLAN through an (Heartbeat) LAN Ethernet switch. See Intra-cluster LAN below. Power source Direct from power mains, power conditioner or uninterruptible power supply (UPS) using any power conditioner or UPS.

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    Host Bus Adapter Model HP Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter - HP D8602A No. of controllers Driver Hhba5100.sys 2.06 RAID level 0, 1, 3, 5, 10 For SPOFless configurations a fault tolerant RAID type, e.g. RAID 5, is recommended for all shared storage. Cabinet HP NetServer Rack Storage/12FC- D5991A RAID arrays...

  • Page 4: Shared Storage Cabling

    LAN connection HP D5954A crossover cable or any Any LAN equivalent. The intra-cluster LAN may only be used for cluster node communication via a crossover cable or VLAN. It may not be used for client communication. NIC: Model Embedded NIC Any that is on both the HP Tested Products List and the Microsoft Hardware...

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    Fibre-channel HBA with GBIC. 6-port Fibre-channel Hub with GBICs. NOTES 1. The local array controller HBA and NIC may be installed in PCI slots as follows: NetRAID-1Si in P1 Client LAN in P3 HBA in P5 Intra-cluster LAN (embedded NIC) 2.

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    Power Cabling to Separate Power Circuits (SPOF) (For SPOFless with 2 hubs, connect second hub to PDU that first hub is not attached to)

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    Fibre-channel HBA with GBIC 6-port Fibre-channel Hub with GBICs Each copper cable goes to Port ‘x’ on the RS/12FCarray controllers. NOTES 1. The local array controller HBA and NICs may be installed in PCI slots as follows: NetRAID-1Si in P1 Client LAN team in slots P3 and P4 Intra-cluster LAN (embedded NIC) HBA in P5...

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    Fibre-channel HBA with GBIC For a direct connection, copper cable goes to Port ‘x’ on first RS/12FC array controller. NOTES 1. The local array controller HBA and NICs may be installed in PCI slots as follows: NetRAID-1Si in P1 Client LAN team in slots P3 and P4 Intra-cluster LAN (embedded NIC) HBA in P5 2.

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    Versions 22 February 2001 Initial release.

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