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  • Page 1 IBM Systems IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager Installation and User's Guide Version 2.1...
  • Page 3 IBM Systems IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager Installation and User's Guide Version 2.1...
  • Page 4 Before using this information and the product it supports, read the information in “Notices & Trademarks” on page 55. This edition applies to version 2.1 of IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager and to all subsequent releases and modifications until otherwise indicated in new editions.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Windows . . 12 Information to provide to the IBM Technical Installing the IBM Director extension version of Support Center or IBM Director customer forum . 39 OFM-Advanced upgrade for Linux . 12 Getting fixes . . 41...
  • Page 6 IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager Installation and User's Guide...
  • Page 7: Tables

    Ethernet switches that support OFM Standby blade pool creation and application Pass-thru modules and switches that support problems . . 31 OFM . Parsing errors . . 35 Supported software - OFM-Advanced upgrade . 48 © Copyright IBM Corp. 2007, 2008...
  • Page 8 IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager Installation and User's Guide...
  • Page 9: Who Should Read This User's Guide

    Who should read this user’s guide ™ This user’s guide is for system administrators and operators using OFM from ® Director or the Advanced Management Module (AMM) to replace and recover blades in their environment. © Copyright IBM Corp. 2007, 2008...
  • Page 10 IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager Installation and User's Guide...
  • Page 11: Conventions And Terminology

    Important: These notices provide information or advice that might help you avoid inconvenient or difficult situations. CAUTION: These notices indicate possible damage to programs, devices or data. An attention notice appears before the instruction or situation in which damage can occur. © Copyright IBM Corp. 2007, 2008...
  • Page 12 IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager Installation and User's Guide...
  • Page 13: Chapter 1. Ibm Bladecenter Open Fabric Manager

    IP address to the future chassis. BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager-Advanced upgrade is available as a standalone offering or as an extension to IBM Director. The standalone version includes an embedded version of IBM Director. © Copyright IBM Corp. 2007, 2008...
  • Page 14 Important: OFM is a prerequisite of OFM-Advanced upgrade IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager Installation and User's Guide...
  • Page 15: Chapter 2. Planning For Bladecenter Open Fabric Manager

    IBM BladeCenter (39Y9310) NetXen 10 Gb Ethernet 3.4.223 3.4.223 Expansion Card for IBM BladeCenter (39Y9271) Note: JS22 cannot host NetXen 10 Gb Ethernet Expansion Card for IBM BladeCenter (39Y9271). BladeCenter chassis’ Table 2. BladeCenter chassis’ that support OFM BladeCenter chassis Firmware version...
  • Page 16: Bladecenter Servers That Support Ofm

    Cisco Systems 4Gb 20 port Fibre Channel Switch Any version Module for IBM BladeCenter (39Y9280) Ethernet switches Table 5. Ethernet switches that support OFM Network Firmware version Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3012 for IBM Any version BladeCenter (43W4395) IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager Installation and User's Guide...
  • Page 17: Supported Software

    IBM BladeCenter (32R1859) Nortel Networks (TM) Layer 2 - 7 Gigabit Any version Ethernet Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter (73P9057) Nortel 10 Gb Ethernet Switch Module for IBM Any version eServer BladeCenter (32R1783) IBM Server Switch Module (39Y9324) Any version Pass-thru modules and switches Table 6.
  • Page 18: Preparing For Ofm

    Before you can use OFM, you must first update the firmware of the BladeCenter and blades, including BMC, BIOS, and additional expansion cards in your environment. For a list of the latest firmware , see: Software and device drivers - IBM BladeCenter Steps to update AMM firmware using the AMM Web interface 1.
  • Page 19 Note: Python also comes with most Linux distributions. 2. Download the latest UpdateXpress CD2 at IBM System x Support Web site (www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/support/xseries/index.html). 3. Go to the Software and device drivers - IBM BladeCenter Web site (http://www-304.ibm.com/jct01004c/systems/support/supportsite.wss/...
  • Page 20: Bladescanner And Chassisupdate Log File Locations

    Steps to update blade BMC firmware: 1. Download the boot image (BMC update diskette) of the latest version of the BMC firmware for your system from the Software and device drivers - IBM BladeCenter Web site (http://www-304.ibm.com/jct01004c/systems/support/ supportsite.wss/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-63017&brandind=5000020). Select your blade type from the list.
  • Page 21 3. Follow the directions to update the BMC firmware. Steps to update blade BIOS: 1. Download the boot image of the latest version of the BIOS update diskette for your system from the Software and device drivers - IBM BladeCenter Web site (http://www-304.ibm.com/jct01004c/systems/support/supportsite.wss/ docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-63017&brandind=5000020). Select your blade type from the list.
  • Page 22: Setting Up Boot From San

    SAN. For more information, see: v IBM BladeCenter 4Gb SAN Solution (http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/ sg247313.html?Open) v Emulex’s IBM BladeCenter HBA Installation and Management white paper (http://www.emulex.com/white/hba/IBMBlade.pdf) IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager Installation and User's Guide...
  • Page 23: Chapter 3. Installing Bladecenter Open Fabric Manager

    Ensure you have completed the steps outlined in “Preparing for OFM” on page 6. Installing OFM-Advanced upgrade You can install OFM-Advanced upgrade as a standalone product and as an IBM Director extension. The IBM Director extension installation package of OFM-Advanced upgrade supports installation on both a Director server and a Director console.
  • Page 24: Installing The Ofm-Advanced Upgrade Standalone Version For Windows

    Note: The standalone version of OFM-Advanced upgrade will not run on the same server as the standalone version of Active Energy Manager. If you would like the two products to run on the same server, you will need to install IBM Director 5.20.2 along with the Director extension versions of OFM-Advanced upgrade and Active Energy Manager.
  • Page 25 IBM Director 5.20.2 along with the Director extension versions of OFM-Advanced upgrade and Active Energy Manager. For IBM Director download information, see IBM Director Downloads (http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/management/director/ downloads.html)). 1. Download 46C3551GMAR.iso. 2. Mount the iso image to a mount point and directory: >...
  • Page 26 IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager Installation and User's Guide...
  • Page 27: Chapter 4. Configuring Bladecenter Open Fabric Manager

    Important: You must configure OFM through the AMM Web interface before you can use either the IBM Director extension or standalone versions of OFM-Advanced upgrade. Creating a configuration file automatically When using OFM for the first time, you will need to create a configuration file in which you assign virtual addresses to each slot in each chassis.
  • Page 28 1 to 8, and FC addresses will be assigned for each of the ports from 3 to 8. These configurations match a single slot blade. These are generic IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager Installation and User's Guide...
  • Page 29: Selecting Domains

    HEA adapter is declared via port 1, the actual routing of the 16 MACs is determined by configuration in the OS. v For the NetXen 10 Gb Ethernet Expansion Card for IBM BladeCenter (39Y9271), do not use the Advanced option button to apply Fibre Channel addresses to ports.
  • Page 30: Avoiding Address Duplication

    If you did not intend to have duplicate addresses, you must press Cancel, fix the configuration file, and then re-apply it. IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager Installation and User's Guide...
  • Page 31: Creating A Requirements Report

    Again, we strongly recommend you do not do this unless you are absolutely sure you know what you are doing. Creating a requirements report Before you apply the OFM configuration, IBM recommends that you create a requirements report. The requirements report verifies the firmware level of the blades BMC, BIOS and adapters.
  • Page 32: Applying A New Configuration

    1. Login to the AMM Web interface. 2. In the left pane, under Blade Tasks, click Configuration. The Configuration page opens in the right pane. The Configuration page contains an Open Fabric IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager Installation and User's Guide...
  • Page 33: Retrieving The Current Configuration

    Manager Parameters table. In this table, you can see the OFM overview displayed under these column headings: v Bay: The location of the blade. v Blade Name: The name of the blade at that bay location. v OFM Mode: Either enabled or disabled, as defined by the OFM configuration file.
  • Page 34 On completion, your browser will launch the File Save window allowing you to save the generated configuration file. If the File Save window does not appear, click Download the configuration file manually. IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager Installation and User's Guide...
  • Page 35: Chapter 5. Using Ofm And Ofm-Advanced Upgrade

    When you replace a blade in a slot that is OFM enabled, the OFM parameters are automatically applied to the new blade before it is given power permission. The boot sequence is not part of the OFM configuration and it is not pushed automatically. © Copyright IBM Corp. 2007, 2008...
  • Page 36: Swapping Addresses Between Blades

    Note: You might have to wait longer if the AMM you insert in the standby slot does not have the same firmware level as the primary. In that case, the standby AMM will be flashed first and then the data will be synchronized. IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager Installation and User's Guide...
  • Page 37: Using Ofm-Advanced Upgrade

    There are two methods for adding a BladeCenter chassis in IBM Director Console. You can have IBM Director discover a chassis automatically, or you can manually add a chassis to the IBM Director Console interface. Follow these steps to perform chassis discovery.
  • Page 38: Creating A Blade Address Profile

    8. To assign Ethernet MAC addresses to slots, click the Automatically Assign Addresses check box next to the Ethernet MAC address type. Select IBM in the Vendor dropdown list to allow the software to automatically assign addresses.
  • Page 39 addresses. Selecting User Defined will allow you to edit the Fibre Channel address range to any range of your choosing. Click Next. 10. On the Boot Settings page, enter the storage target’s WWPNs in the SAN WWPN boxes. You can enter a primary and secondary storage target. In the Blade LUN boxes enter the appropriate LUN assigned to the blade.
  • Page 40: Applying A Blade Address Profile

    Applying a blade address profile You can apply a blade address configuration profile manually using IBM Director. 1. Select a BladeCenter chassis to be targeted with the blade address configuration profile by selecting the chassis in the center pane.
  • Page 41: Applying A Failover Configuration Profile Manually

    Verify that the new Standby Blade Pool profile now exists under Tasks in the IBM Director Console. It will be located in the BladeCenter Management → BladeCenter Configuration Manager path. Note: Once a Standby Blade Pool has been created, the list of standby blades will remain in the profile even after one or more of the blades has been removed from the BladeCenter chassis.
  • Page 42: Creating An Event Action Plan

    OFM configuration. Note: This scenario is not valid when failover is in use. Creating an event action plan Refer to the IBM Director documentation for instructions to create event action plans. For detailed instructions, see Managing event action plans (http:// publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/eserver/v1r2/topic/diricinfo/...
  • Page 43: Chapter 6. Troubleshooting And Support

    Check that the blades in the standby blade are powered off. v Make sure that the Director plug-in for your network switches has been installed. © Copyright IBM Corp. 2007, 2008...
  • Page 44: Incorrect Ofm Address Usage

    Related tasks “Creating a standby blade pool profile” on page 28 You can create a standby blade pool profile using IBM Director. Incorrect OFM address usage If the blade is not using the OFM addresses as you expect, use the following steps to find the cause.
  • Page 45 Parsing failures If the configuration file contains errors while being parsed, the AMM Web interface displays an Open Fabric Manager Configuration Failure. The page contains a table that shows the line number of each error and a brief description of the error. You must fix all of the errors in the configuration file before continuing.
  • Page 46: Error Messages

    AMM firmware needs to be upgraded in order to support Open Fabric Manager. v Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) needs to be upgraded in order to support OFM. v Blade BIOS needs to be upgraded in order to support OFM. IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager Installation and User's Guide...
  • Page 47: Parsing Errors

    v Communication error to the blade or user doesn’t have permission for OFM on a blade. v HBA firmware needs to be upgraded to support OFM. Parsing errors This table contains a list of the parsing errors that can be generated when processing the OFM configuration file, with an explanation of the cause of each error.
  • Page 48: Getting Help And Support

    If you need help, service, or technical assistance or just want more information about IBM products, you will find a wide variety of sources available from IBM to assist you. This section contains information about where to go for additional information about IBM and IBM products, and whom to call for service, if it is necessary.
  • Page 49: Finding Information About Ibm Director Problems

    ® IBM Director. To access the forum you must sign in to the IBM developerWorks Web site and create a profile; there is no fee. The IBM Director customer forum Web page is at www.ibm.com/developerworks/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=759. Accessing the IBM Service Bulletin (RETAIN tips) index: You an access the IBM Service Bulletin (RETAIN tips) index to view known problems and workarounds for IBM Director at www.ibm.com/support/us/.
  • Page 50 The troubleshooting information or the diagnostic programs might tell you that you need additional or updated device drivers or other software. IBM maintains pages on the World Wide Web where you can get the latest technical information and download device drivers and updates.
  • Page 51: Information To Provide To The Ibm Technical Support Center Or Ibm Director Customer Forum

    The last time (or release) that the feature or function worked. v Any exceptions or error messages that occur. v The version of IBM Director that is installed. Also note whether it is a new installation or an upgrade installation. If it is an upgrade installation, note from which version of IBM Director you upgraded.
  • Page 52 The last time the feature or function worked. v Any exceptions or error messages that occur. v The version of IBM Director that is installed. Also note whether it is a new installation or an upgrade installation. If it is an upgrade installation, note from which version of IBM Director you upgraded.
  • Page 53: Getting Fixes

    Web site at www.ibm.com/support/us/. These releases and upgrades might contain fixes to problems with IBM Director. If your IBM Director environment has a problem that is not fixed by a new release or upgrade, contact the IBM Technical Support Center. To do so, you must have purchased an appropriate support product from IBM.
  • Page 54 If you want to install and run IBM Director Server on non-IBM hardware, you must purchase a license for IBM Director Server. However, this license does not entitle you to service and support of IBM Director Server. You can purchase service and support separately from Support Line. You also can purchase Enhanced Technical Support (ETS), which is a proactive support option to Support Line for non-IBM x86 systems.
  • Page 55: Chapter 7. Reference

    The file is organized hierarchically by BladeCenters, Slots and Ports, with ample comment lines included to act as a guide to editing the file if needed. IBM recommends that you maintain the original structure as much as possible in order to retain the readability of the file.
  • Page 56 Note: Fully-qualified hostname is required for this format as indicated above (.ibm.com is required). For larger sites, IBM strongly recommends using human-readable addresses only if the domain-name-server (DNS) is on the local network. If the DNS is not local, the lookup time can slow the parsing substantially, especially if there is an error and the name is not found.
  • Page 57 Type (required) Always contains the value slot. Any combination of upper and lowercase is acceptable. Slot (required) Indicates which BladeCenter slot you are referring to. This is a numeric value from 1 to 14. For a given type of BladeCenter the actual number of slots may be less than 14.
  • Page 58 This is the worldwide node name for the FibreChannel device attached to the given port. It is a 64-bit EUI value represented in the field as eight hexadecimal bytes (using values 0-9 and A to F, and not preceded by 0x) IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager Installation and User's Guide...
  • Page 59 separated by colons. Not all applications require this value, and some interface cards supply this value themselves by creating a number based on a transformation of the WWPN. WWPN (required) This is the worldwide port name for the FibreChannel device attached to the given port.
  • Page 60: Ofm

    BCHT Multi-slot blades and the port offset parameter Some blades fill more than a single slot in the chassis. As a result, they can access more ports than a single-slot blade. IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager Installation and User's Guide...
  • Page 61: Amm Web Interface

    Ethernet use only. AMM Web interface Some functions require you to access the management-module Web interface. For detailed information related to the AMM Web interface, see the IBM BladeCenter: Management Module User’s Guide (ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/ systems/support/system_x_pdf/44r5274.pdf). Accessibility Accessibility features help users who have a physical disability, such as restricted mobility or limited vision, to use information technology products successfully.
  • Page 62: Session And Credentials

    Standby AMM Because an AMM failure results in a configuration loss, IBM recommends that you install a Standby AMM when using OFM. The OFM configuration is not included in the AMM configuration backup. Such a backup would allow OFM configuration updates from a file that might be outdated and would cause inconsistencies with the configuration of other chassis.
  • Page 63: Cli Command

    CLI command You can apply a new configuration using the bofm CLI command. To use the command, you must have a tftp server available for uploading the configuration file. Format bofm -d [on|off] | -i <ip> |-l <file name> | -p [on|off] | -v Options -d: check duplicate [on|off] -i: ip of tftp server...
  • Page 64 IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager Installation and User's Guide...
  • Page 65: Chapter 8. Related Information

    ® IBM Director Web site on ibm.com www.ibm.com/systems/management/director/ The IBM Director Web site on ibm.com has links to downloads and documentation for all currently supported versions of IBM Director. Information on this site includes: v Downloads and documentation for the following IBM Director releases: –...
  • Page 66 This Web page on ibm.com links to information, downloads, and IBM Director extensions, such as Remote Deployment Manager, Capacity Manager, Systems Availability and Software Distribution (Premium Edition), for the following IBM products: v IBM BladeCenter v IBM System i v IBM System p...
  • Page 67: Notices & Trademarks

    Consult your local IBM representative for information on the products and services currently available in your area. Any reference to an IBM product, program, or service is not intended to state or imply that only that IBM product, program, or service may be used. Any functionally equivalent product, program, or service that does not infringe any IBM intellectual property right may be used instead.
  • Page 68: Trademarks

    The materials at those Web sites are not part of the materials for this IBM product and use of those Web sites is at your own risk. IBM may use or distribute any of the information you supply in any way it believes appropriate without incurring any obligation to you.
  • Page 69 BladeCenter Open ® Fabric Manager eServer IntelliStation ServerProven System x Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. Other company, product, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.
  • Page 70 IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager Installation and User's Guide...
  • Page 71: Glossary

    IBM BladeCenter Open chassis Fabric Manager document. If you do not find the The metal frame in which various term you are looking for, view the IBM electronic components are mounted. Terminology Web site at: http://www.ibm.com/ ibm/terminology.
  • Page 72 Standby Blade Pool and is applied to A unique identifier for each managed a source blade to trigger a failover. object. It is the key value used by IBM Director database tables. system The computer and its associated devices managed system and programs.
  • Page 73: Index

    AMM IP addresses 24 selecting domains 17 service 41 legal notices 55 editing the configuration file 20 session and credentials 50 error messages 34 shortcut keys 49 events 51 Slots section of the configuration file 43 © Copyright IBM Corp. 2007, 2008...
  • Page 74 Emulex HBA firmware for x86 9 updating firmware 6 updating QLogic firmware for POWER PC 9 updating QLogic firmware for x86 9 UXBC 7 viewing the configuration in a local chassis 20 IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager Installation and User's Guide...
  • Page 75 IBM business partner, or your authorized remarketer. When you send comments to IBM, you grant IBM a nonexclusive right to use or distribute your comments in any way it believes appropriate without incurring any obligation to you. IBM or any other organizations will only use the personal information that you supply to contact you about the issues that you state on this form.
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