HP StorageWorks 12000 - Virtual Library System EVA Gateway User Manual

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12000 Gateway Virtual Library System User Guide
This document describes the HP StorageWorks VLS12000 Gateway systems to facilitate their installation,
operation, and maintenance. This document is intended for system administrators who are experienced with
setting up and managing large storage systems.
*AH814-96014*
Part number: AH814-96014
Tenth edition: March 2010

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    HP StorageWorks 12000 Gateway Virtual Library System User Guide This document describes the HP StorageWorks VLS12000 Gateway systems to facilitate their installation, operation, and maintenance. This document is intended for system administrators who are experienced with setting up and managing large storage systems. *AH814-96014* Part number: AH814-96014 Tenth edition: March 2010...

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    Legal and notice information © Copyright 2006, 2010 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents 1 Introduction ..................15 VLS12000 Gateway Components ....................15 2 Hardware Installation ............... 17 Preparing for the Installation ....................... 17 Prepare the EVA for the VLS12000 Gateway ................. 17 Tools for Installation ......................17 Taking ESD Precautions ....................... 17 Grounding Methods to Prevent Electrostatic Discharge .............

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    Replication Concepts ......................49 Tape Initialization ....................... 50 Connecting a Destination Library ....................51 Supported Destination Library Configurations ................. 51 Connecting a Destination Library to the VLS12000 Gateway ........... 51 Managing and Unmanaging a Destination Library ................ 51 Managing a SAN Library ....................52 Managing a LAN/WAN Replication Library ................

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    Exporting Data to Physical tapes for Tape Initialization ............79 Stopping a Tape Export ...................... 80 Importing Data from Physical Tapes for Tape Initialization ............80 Forcing Non-Deduplicated Replication .................. 81 LAN/WAN Replication Target Operations ................... 81 Creating a LAN/WAN Replication Target ................81 Viewing the Replication Target Slot Details ................

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    Opening a Serial Session ....................109 Closing a Serial Session ....................109 9 Configuration ................111 Setting the Network Settings ..................... 111 Setting the Network Settings using the VLS Discovery Utility ........... 111 Setting the Network Settings using the CLI Command Set ............113 Setting the Network Settings using Command View VLS ............

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    Command View VLS ......................153 E-mail Notification ......................154 Editing the Email Server Settings .................. 154 Edit the Email Settings ....................154 SNMP Notification ......................155 Editing the SNMP Settings ..................156 SMI-S Support ........................157 Trace Log Files ........................158 Viewing Trace Log Files .....................

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    Hard Drive LED Combinations .................... 191 Fan Locations ........................192 Ethernet Switch 2510 24 Components, LEDs, and Buttons ............192 Front Panel Components ....................192 Front Panel LEDs and Buttons ..................... 193 Ethernet Switch 2810 24G Components, LEDs, and Buttons ............195 Front Panel Components ....................

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    Documentation Feedback ......................221 A Troubleshooting ................223 VLS Common Issues ........................ 223 Automigration/Replication Issues ....................229 Destination library status icon .................... 230 Replacing a library ......................230 Deduplication Issues ........................ 231 B Specifications ................233 VLS12000 Node ........................233 Ethernet Switch 2510 24 ......................

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    Finnish Notice ......................... 245 French Notice ........................245 German Notice ........................ 245 Greek Notice ........................246 Hungarian Notice ......................246 Italian Notice ........................246 Latvian Notice ......................... 246 Lithuanian Notice ......................247 Polish Notice ........................247 Portuguese Notice ......................247 Romanian Notice ......................

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    Figures Racked Gateway Components .................. 16 Identifying contents of the VLS12000 system shipping carton ........21 Recommended rack configuration ................22 VLS12000Primary node port cabling ................ 28 VLS12000 Secondary node port cabling ..............30 VLS12000 Ethernet Switch 2810 24G port cabling ............ 31 VLS12000 Ethernet Switch 2510 24 port cabling ............

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    LUN Mapping Host View window ................126 LUN Mapping Host Setup window ................128 Library Parameters Map LUNs window ..............130 Create Virtual Library Wizard window (1 of 12) ............131 Create Virtual Library Wizard window (2 of 12) ............132 Create Virtual Library Wizard window (5 of 12) ............

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    Tables VLS12000 Gateway Capacity .................. 16 VLS user interface requirements ................103 CLI connection commands ..................169 CLI output commands .................... 170 CLI network settings configuration commands ............171 CLI configuration commands .................. 172 CLI management commands .................. 179 CLI monitoring commands ..................180 Document Conventions ..................

  • Page 15: Introduction, Vls12000 Gateway Components

    1 Introduction The HP StorageWorks virtual library system (VLS) family consists of RAID disk-based SAN backup devices that emulate physical tape libraries, allowing you to perform disk-to-virtual tape (disk-to-disk) backups using your existing backup applications. The VLS family includes different series of models that vary in storage capacity and performance.

  • Page 16: Racked Gateway Components, Vls12000 Gateway Capacity

    Figure 1 Racked Gateway Components Item Description Ethernet Switch 2810 24G (1 Gb) Ethernet Switch 2510 24 (100 Mb) Node 0, primary node Node 1, secondary node The two nodes include a base license to configure up to 25 LUNs, ten LUNs per gateway node plus five 2 TB upgrade licenses, which gives the gateway up to 50 TB capacity.

  • Page 17: Hardware Installation, Preparing For The Installation, Prepare The Eva For The Vls12000 Gateway

    2 Hardware Installation This section details the steps to install the VLS hardware from installation preparation to final cabling. Preparing for the Installation Prepare the EVA for the VLS12000 Gateway Arrays that will be connected to the VLS Gateway must already be setup with the appropriate configuration as described in the solutions guide, including: •...

  • Page 18: Grounding Methods To Prevent Electrostatic Discharge, Unpacking, Removing The Packing Materials

    To prevent electrostatic damage: • Avoid hand contact by transporting and storing products in static-safe containers. • Keep electrostatic-sensitive parts in their containers until they arrive at static-free workstations. • Place parts on a grounded surface before removing them from their containers. •...

  • Page 19: Rack Planning Resources, Rack Requirements, Rack Warnings

    Rack Planning Resources The rack resource kit ships with all HP or Compaq branded 9000, 10000, and H9 series racks. A summary of the content of each resource follows: • Custom Builder is a web-based service for configuring one or many racks. Rack configurations can be created using: •...

  • Page 20: Identifying The Vls Shipping Carton Contents, Vls12000 System Shipping Carton

    WARNING! To reduce the risk of personal injury or equipment damage when unloading a rack: At least two people are needed to safely unload a rack from a pallet. An empty 42U rack can weigh as much as 115 kg (253 lb), can stand more than 2.1 m (7 ft) tall, and may become unstable when being moved on its casters.

  • Page 21: Identifying Contents Of The Vls12000 System Shipping Carton

    Figure 2 Identifying contents of the VLS12000 system shipping carton Item Description VLS12000 Gateway primary and secondary nodes 100 Mb Ethernet Switch 2510 24 (1) Ethernet Switch 2810 24G (1) 3 ft Ethernet cables (5) 1U rack mounting hardware kits and documentation (3) Power cords (6) Documentation CD (1) and VLS Quick Restore CD (1) Printed VLS node installation poster (1)

  • Page 22: Installing The Vls12000 Node Into A Rack, Recommended Rack Configuration

    Installing the VLS12000 Node into a Rack The components of the VLS12000 Gateway are connected with 1 meter cables. Install the components close enough in the rack to accommodate the cable lengths. HP recommends the following racking configuration installed from bottom to top: Figure 3 Recommended rack configuration Item Description...

  • Page 23: Installing The 1 Gb Ethernet Switch 2810 24g Into A Rack

    Locate the rail kit — part number 360332 003. Install the two outer slide rails to the rack. The outer rails are marked “FRONT” and “REAR.” On both sides of the rack, align the rail holes with the holes in the rack and secure. Attach the inner rails to the sides of the node.

  • Page 24: Installing Cage Nuts And Rail Flanges In The Rack

    Installing Cage Nuts and Rail Flanges in the Rack On the rack vertical posts, mark the holes (three on each front vertical post and two on each rear vertical post) that will be used by the rail flanges. Then, from the inside of each vertical post, insert a cage-nut into each marked hole.

  • Page 25: Installing Ethernet Switch 2810-24g In Rack

    Installing Ethernet Switch 2810-24G in Rack From the back of the rack, align the grooved ends of the switch rails with the posts on the mounting flanges. Placing the grooved ends between the mounting flange and the loose washer and nut provides guidance.

  • Page 26: Installing The 100 Mb Ethernet Switch 2510 24 Into A Rack

    Installing the 100 Mb Ethernet Switch 2510 24 into a Rack NOTE: There are no rails associated with this switch. If the metal mounting brackets are not attached to the switch, attach them as follows: Align the brackets so that the four screw holes are against the side of the switch. The side of the bracket with two screw holes extends from the switch and aligns with the front of the bezel.

  • Page 27: Installing Vls12000 Cables

    Installing VLS12000 Cables To install VLS12000 cables, follow the instructions below. HP StorageWorks...

  • Page 28: Vls12000primary Node Port Cabling

    On the primary node: Figure 4 VLS12000Primary node port cabling Item Description Quad port FC card, storage port, port 3 Quad port FC card, storage port, port 2 Quad port FC card, host port, port 1 Quad port FC card, host port, port 0 Power supply 2 Power supply 1 NIC 2, on primary node connects to port 1 of switch 2810 24G...

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    NOTE: You must connect to the keyboard and monitor ports when performing Quick Restore (keyboard and monitor not included). Connect one end of an Ethernet cable to NIC2. Connect the other end of the cable to port 1 of Switch 2810 24G (see Figure Connect one end of a USB cable to the USB port.

  • Page 30: Vls12000 Secondary Node Port Cabling

    On the secondary nodes: NOTE: Use this procedure to install any secondary node—node 1 which is shipped with the gateway or upgrade nodes 2–7 which can be ordered separately. Figure 5 VLS12000 Secondary node port cabling Item Description Quad port FC card, host port, port 0 Quad port FC card, host port, port 1 Quad port FC card, storage port, port 2 Quad port FC card, storage port, port 3...

  • Page 31: Vls12000 Ethernet Switch 2810 24g Port Cabling

    Connect a power cable to each power supply on the node and to a PDU. If possible, connect to separate PDUs to provide redundancy. Continue routing the cables through the cable ties that shipped with the racks. NOTE: For each additional node, connect cables from NIC2 and the USB port to the next available ports on both switches.

  • Page 32: Vls12000 Ethernet Switch 2510 24 Port Cabling

    On Ethernet Switch 2Switch 2510 24: Figure 7 VLS12000 Ethernet Switch 2510 24 port cabling Ethernet cable from USB adapter on primary node 2—8 Ethernet cable from USB adapter on secondary nodes (if present) 9—17 Not used with the VLS12000 Ethernet cable from port 24 of Ethernet Switch 2810 24G Ensure that the power cable is connected to the switch, as described in the racking instructions (see...

  • Page 33: Multi-node Setup, Configuring Primary Node 0, Configuring The Secondary Nodes 1 Through 7

    3 Multi-node Setup This section explains how to configure the identities of each node after the VLS12000 Gateway is physically installed. Configuring Primary Node 0 To configure the primary node: On the primary node, connect to the serial port or use the keyboard and mouse ports to connect to a console.

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    At the prompt, enter the node number (next sequential node number). The node will then run cable checks and configuration checks, display the world wide part number (WWPN), then reboot automatically. NOTE: If you are performing a "hot add" of a secondary node, you can present the LUNs at this time.

  • Page 35: Storage Configuration, Establishing Communication Between The Vls12000 Gateway And The Eva, Verifying Array Zoning

    4 Storage Configuration This section describes how to configure the storage after the nodes have been configured. Establishing Communication Between the VLS12000 Gateway and the EVA Verifying Array Zoning Verify that you have configured the zoning between the EVA ports and all storage ports on all the nodes of your VLS Gateway.

  • Page 36: Fibre Channel Details Window

    Gather the device WWPNs. From Command View VLS, select the System tab. From the Navigation Tree, select Nodes, then a specific node, then Fibre Channel. The status pane displays information about the Fibre Channel ports including the world wide port names (WWPNs) (Figure Figure 8 Fibre Channel details window Write down the WWPN for each storage port on the node.

  • Page 37: Add A Host Window

    Create a host entry for the VLS device using the WWPNs gathered in the previous step: Access Command View EVA. From the Storage tab navigation tree, select the EVA storage system that will be used for the VLS Gateway, then Hosts. In the status pane, click on Add Host to display the Add a Host screen.

  • Page 38: Add A Host Port Window

    Figure 10 Add a Host Port window Continue to add ports until all of the ports on the VLS Gateway are added and are listed on the Host Properties screen in the status pane. Storage Configuration...

  • Page 39: Vdisk Active Member Properties Window

    Present the LUNs: CAUTION: Present only the disks that you wish to use with the VLS Gateway because existing data will be destroyed during storage pool configuration. In Command View EVA, in the Storage tab navigation tree, select the EVA for the VLS Gateway storage system, Virtual Disks, the disk name that you want to present, then ACTIVE under that disk.

  • Page 40: Managing Vls12000 Gateway Capacity, Discovering Array Luns

    NOTE: If needed, these disks can be unpresented. See Deleting Array LUNs. If you unpresent a LUN, you must then reconfigure the LUN numbering for all LUNs on the VLS Gateway that follow the unpresented LUN in sequential numbering. Managing VLS12000 Gateway Capacity There are several ways to manage the capacity of your Gateway system: •...

  • Page 41: Deleting Array Luns, Storage Luns Details Window

    Verify that the LUNs are properly assigned and that there are two data paths for each LUN. Open a Command View VLS session and log in as the administrator. See “Opening a Command View VLS Session from a Web Browser” on page 105. In the Storage tab navigation tree, select Storage LUNs.

  • Page 42: Configuring Storage Pools, Unpresent Host(s) Window

    Restart emulations or reboot the device (see “Restarting VLS Device Emulations” on page 147 or “Rebooting the System” on page 100). Discover unconfigured storage (see Discovering Array LUNs). This deletes the removed LUNs from the configuration. To unpresent a LUN: In Command View EVA, Storage tab navigation tree, select the EVA for the VLS Gateway storage system, Virtual Disks, the disk name that you want to present, then ACTIVE under that disk.

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    NOTE: The VLS Gateway can have either one storage pool for all LUNs, or one storage pool for each array. Refer to the solutions guide for details. Create a storage pool(s): Open a Command View VLS session and log in as the administrator. See “Opening a Command View VLS Session from a Web Browser”...

  • Page 44: Destroying Storage Pools

    Add the array LUNs to the storage pool(s). Open a Command View VLS session and log in as the administrator. See “Opening a Command View VLS Session from a Web Browser” on page 105. In the Storage tab navigation tree, under Storage Pools, select a storage pool. From the task bar, select Add External LUN.

  • Page 45: Installing Additional Licenses, Confirm Destroy Storage Pool Window

    Open a Command View VLS session and log in as the administrator. See “Opening a Command View VLS Session from a Web Browser” on page 105. In the Storage tab navigation tree, select the pool to delete (listed under Storage Pools). From the task bar, select Destroy Storage Pool.

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    A VLS capacity license must be installed on the VLS when storage exceeds the base license. If you are in a license violation state, all VLS read/write operations are disabled until either sufficient licenses are installed to support the storage, or the excess storage is removed. When you have cleared a license violation by installing an upgrade capacity license, the VLS read/write operations are automatically enabled without requiring a reboot.

  • Page 47: Automigration/replication

    5 Automigration/Replication Instead of the preferred method of copying virtual media to physical media via the backup application, another option is to perform transparent tape migration via the VLS device using automigration. Automigration describes the feature in which the Virtual Library System acts as a tape copy engine that transfers data from virtual cartridges on disk to a physical tape library connected to the VLS device.

  • Page 48: Understanding Automigration Concepts, Echo Copy Concepts

    Understanding Automigration Concepts Before using automigration, review the information in this section. This will allow you to create copy pools and automigration policies appropriate to meet your storage needs. Echo Copy Concepts Echo copy acts as a transparent disk cache to the physical library, so that the backup application writes to virtual cartridges in the virtual library.

  • Page 49: Smart Copy Concepts

    established policy. If a destination tape was ejected while a copy was pending, then notifications in the VLS GUI will inform the user that they have interrupted the copy process. Smart Copy Concepts Smart copy allows the backup application to trigger copies from virtual cartridges to destination cartridges, and the VLS then performs that copy inside the device.

  • Page 50: Tape Initialization

    The following are two of many possible replication configurations: • Data center to data center Designate one VLS as the source and a second VLS as the destination. Configure the destination VLS to present a LAN/WAN replication target that is visible to the source VLS. The source VLS performs normal backups during the regular backup window, and during the availability window the source virtual cartridges automatically migrate to matching virtual cartridges on the destination VLS.

  • Page 51: Connecting A Destination Library, Supported Destination Library Configurations

    Transfer the physical tapes to the remote site Import data from the tapes onto the remote LAN/WAN replication target Once the tape initialization process is complete, the automatic migration of deduplicated data from the source site to the target site over the LAN/WAN begins. See “Exporting Data to Physical tapes for Tape Initialization”...

  • Page 52: Managing A San Library, Managing A Lan/wan Replication Library

    LAN/WAN libraries. See “Managing a SAN Library” on page or “Managing a LAN/WAN Replication Library” on page . An unmanaged library is a library that is not recognized by and using automigration or replication. The process for unmanaging destination libraries is the same for both SAN and LAN/WAN libraries. “Unmanaging a SAN or LAN/WAN Library”...

  • Page 53: Unmanaging A San Or Lan/wan Library

    Select the Automigration/Replication tab. Expand Destination Libraries in the navigation pane. Select the library of interest to open the Destination Library Details screen. From the task bar, select Re-manage LAN/WAN Replication Target. Enter the host name of the LAN/WAN replication target only if the LAN/WAN replication target's host name has changed.

  • Page 54: Echo Copy Pool Operations

    Select Submit. The Destination Library Details screen displays, with the message, “The library, [library name], was unmanaged successfully.” Echo Copy Pool Operations Echo copy acts as a transparent disk cache to the physical library, so that the backup application writes to virtual cartridges in the virtual library. Automigration then automatically schedules the copies from virtual cartridges to their matching physical cartridges (with the same barcodes) based on the automigration policies.

  • Page 55: Creating An Echo Copy Pool, Creating An Echo Copy Pool (lan/wan Shown)

    In order to restore from a destination cartridge, either load it into a physical drive that is visible to the backup application, or perform a Load for Restore. Load for Restore copies the destination tape back into the virtual cartridge so that the backup application can then restore from the virtual cartridge.

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    Select the storage pool where your echoed virtual cartridges will be stored from the Storage Pool list. For LAN/WAN echo copy pools, select whether your replication is for deduplicated or non-deduplicated backups. For LAN/WAN echo copy pools, select “Initialize via Tape Transport” only if you intend to use this echo copy pool for the one-time process of tape initialization.

  • Page 57: Setting The Echo Copy Pool Policies (lan/wan Shown)

    Type the desired policy settings in the corresponding fields. The policy settings differ for SAN libraries and LAN/WAN libraries, and are as follows: Figure 16 Setting the echo copy pool policies (LAN/WAN shown) SAN libraries: • Retention days the number of days information is kept in the firesafe before it is deleted. The default is two days.

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    the destination cartridge will depend on your start time and window size. When this option is checked, then the copy will be started as soon as possible (depending on available drives) regardless of start time and window size. Then the destination cartridge will be ejected. •...

  • Page 59: Setting Up The Availability Windows (lan/wan Shown)

    Beneath the policy settings you just entered, enter the details of the window duration: Figure 17 Setting up the availability windows (LAN/WAN shown) • Start Day the day of the week on which the echo copy job begins. HP recommends that copies are scheduled on a different day and/or time window from other backup activities.

  • Page 60: Creating Virtual Tapes, Restoring From A San Physical Cartridge

    If the new pool is not created due to a slot range error, repeat this procedure and select slots within an available range. Creating Virtual Tapes Virtual tapes are created automatically when: • A pool is created that includes physical tapes. •...

  • Page 61: Restoring From A Lan/wan Virtual Cartridge, Loading Blank Media Into An Echo Copy Pool

    Select Submit. The mailslot screen displays, along with the message, “The media, [media name], was successfully loaded.” Also, the media that has been restored is no longer in the mailslot. From the System tab, under Virtual Libraries, verify that the tape is created. NOTE: Using Load Media for Restore will create a virtual tape that is exactly equal in size to the physical tape, despite the established sizing factor.

  • Page 62: Loading Media Into An Echo Copy Pool For Overwrite, Restarting A Broken Mirror

    Select Submit. The mailslot screen refreshes, along with the message, “The media, [media name], was successfully loaded.” Also, the media that has been loaded is no longer in the mailslot. Automigration will then automatically create a matching blank virtual cartridge in the source virtual library defined for this echo copy pool.

  • Page 63: Viewing Cartridges In Automigration Source Libraries, Viewing Automigration Cartridges In The Firesafe

    Select Submit. The Result screen indicates that the operation was successful. The cartridge is now in the UpToDate status. Viewing Cartridges in Automigration Source Libraries When a tape is still present in the destination library, you can view the matching automigration virtual cartridge in the associated source virtual library.

  • Page 64: Creating A Smart Copy Pool

    Creating a Smart Copy Pool Smart copy pools are created from physical library slots after a destination tape library is added to the VLS automigration configuration. Each smart copy pool defines: • The single destination library • The single source virtual library •...

  • Page 65: Changing The Number Of Drives In A Smart Copy Pool

    Select Submit. If the pool was successfully created, the Copy Pools screen displays, along with the message, “The smart copy pool [smart copy pool name] was successfully created.” If the pool was not created, the CREATE NEW SMART COPY POOLS screen refreshes and provides an error message at the bottom of the screen.

  • Page 66: Editing Copy Pools, Moving A Copy Pool, Changing The Slot Mapping For A San Library

    From the navigation pane under the appropriate destination library, select MailSlot to display the list of mailslots on that library. From the task bar, select Load Media for Overwrite. From the LOAD MEDIA FOR OVERWRITE screen, select the source slot. Select Next.

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    Select Slots in the appropriate library from the navigation pane. In the Copy Pool column, select any instance of the appropriate pool. The SMART COPY POOL DETAILS or ECHO COPY POOL DETAILS screen displays. Select Delete in the taskbar. Select OK from the dialog box. The copy pool details screen refreshes and the message, “The slot map was successfully deleted from [copy pool name]”...

  • Page 68: Changing The Slot Mapping For A Lan/wan Library

    Changing the Slot Mapping for a LAN/WAN Library Slot mapping in the case of replication refers to the assignment of virtual slots in a library to correspond to a specific LAN/WAN replication target. Mapping occurs as a LAN/WAN replication target is created;...

  • Page 69: Editing The San Or Lan/wan Policy, Editing The San Or Lan/wan Availability Windows

    Editing the SAN or LAN/WAN Policy Select Copy Pools in the appropriate library from the navigation pane. Select the appropriate copy pool to open the Echo Copy Details screen. In the task bar, select Edit Policy. Make the appropriate changes. For explanations of the options, see Figure Select Submit.

  • Page 70: Monitoring Destination Library Status, Cartridge Status And Slot Details

    Monitoring Destination Library Status This section describes how to locate the Command View VLS automigration status messages of a destination library. This applies to both SAN automigration libraries and LAN/WAN replication libraries. VLS hardware, environmental, and virtual device (library, tape drive, cartridge) status is constantly monitored by the VLS software and displayed on the VLS web user interface, Command View VLS.

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    Status message Pool type Description Up To Date Echo Copy The target and source cartridges have the same contents. Waiting for the backup application to update the source cartridge by appending or overwriting the cartridge over the SAN. A cartridge will get into this state when the barcode for the source Waiting for Backup Data Echo Copy cartridge already existed on the source VLS when the (LBR) Echo...

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    Status message Pool type Description Importing status on the destination library, Out Of Sync status on Importing/Out of Sync* Echo Copy the source VLS. Mirror Preprocessing* Echo Copy Gathering the deduplication instructions needed for replication. Expanding deduplication instructions to update the target cart- Mirror Postprocessing* Echo Copy ridge.

  • Page 73: Advanced Search For Slots, Mailslot Details, Copy Pool Details, Import/export Pool Details

    Status message Pool type Description Actively copying data from the physical tape to the target virtual Importing Tape Import cartridge. All data has been copied from the physical tape to the target Import Complete Tape Import virtual cartridges. Signal to tape operator to remove the tape from the physical library.

  • Page 74: Tape Drive Details, Forcing A Replication Job, Placing A Library Offline Or Online

    This screen is only available for SAN automigration libraries. Tape Drive Details Select Drives from the expanded destination library to view the destination library tape drives. The screen displays the drive status, name, drive type, serial number, availability, state, and barcode. Select a drive from this list or from the navigation pane to see more details and to access further tasks.

  • Page 75: Moving Media From One Slot To Another

    From the task bar, select Online. A dialog box opens to confirm the selection and warn that placing the library online will allow jobs to resume. Select OK from the dialog box. The Destination Library Details screen refreshes and displays the message, “The destination library was successfully placed online.”...

  • Page 76: Ejecting Media From A Drive Into An Empty Mailslot, Restarting Automigration/replication Services

    NOTE: When the library policy includes a copy on eject and the media being ejected is either not synchronized or has a status of “Mirror Broken,” a prompt appears. Choose to eject immediately without running a copy, or to put a copy job in the queue and wait to eject the media until the copy is complete. Scheduling the copy requires that you wait for the copy to complete before moving another tape into the slot.

  • Page 77: Editing The Management Url, Uploading San Destination Library Or Tape Drive Firmware

    From the task bar, select Scan. The Destination Library Details screen refreshes, and the message, “Scan of destination library successfully scheduled” displays. Editing the Management URL In order to view the management software for a SAN destination library from the Automigration interface, provide the destination library URL: From the navigation pane under Destination Libraries, select the library with the URL to add.

  • Page 78: Generating A San Destination Library Support Ticket, Generating A San Destination Library Drive Support Ticket

    Place the library online (see “Placing a Library Offline or Online” on page 74). Generating a SAN Destination Library Support Ticket To generate a support ticket for a library: Place the appropriate library offline (see “Placing a Library Offline or Online”...

  • Page 79: Running A San Destination Library Drive Assessment Test, Lan/wan Destination Library Operations

    Running a SAN Destination Library Drive Assessment Test To run a drive assessment test: Place the appropriate library offline (see “Placing a Library Offline or Online” on page 74). In the navigation pane, select the drive to be tested. From the task bar, select Drive Assessment Test. A dialog box displays, warning that the test will erase all data on a cartridge, if there is a cartridge on that drive.

  • Page 80: Stopping A Tape Export, Importing Data From Physical Tapes For Tape Initialization

    From the Copy Pools screen, select the newly created copy pool to open the Echo Copy Pool Details screen. Note that the state of the copy pool is “Awaiting Initialization.” Allow your regularly scheduled full backups to complete. Cartridges that need to be transported via physical tape become “Out of sync.”...

  • Page 81: Forcing Non-deduplicated Replication, Lan/wan Replication Target Operations, Creating A Lan/wan Replication Target

    Select Import/Export Pools from the navigation pane, then select the newly created import pool to see the Tape Import Pool Details screen. The screen prompts you to load full tapes and unload finished tapes as needed. If a physical tape is damaged or otherwise unavailable, you can select Skip for that tape and transmit the data over the LAN/WAN after the import process completes.

  • Page 82: Creating A Lan/wan Replication Target

    If the library on which you want to add a LAN/WAN replication target appears in the list, select that library. The Summary for all LAN/WAN Replication Targets screen displays all LAN/WAN replication targets created for that library. If the library does not appear in the navigation pane, it means that the library does not yet have any LAN/WAN replication targets on it.

  • Page 83: Viewing The Replication Target Slot Details, Adding Policy Windows To A New Lan/wan Replication Target

    Select Add Availability Windows. This takes you to a new screen. See Figure Figure 20 Adding policy windows to a new LAN/WAN replication target In the Add Availability Window section of the screen, select the day and enter the time the replication process should begin.

  • Page 84: Setting The Global Lan/wan Replication Target Configuration Settings, Editing A Lan/wan Replication Target

    Setting the Global LAN/WAN Replication Target Configuration Settings Select the Automigration/Replication tab. Select LAN/WAN Replication Targets from the navigation pane. The Summary for All LAN/WAN Replication Targets screen displays all LAN/WAN replication targets for all libraries. Select Global LAN/WAN Replication Target Settings from the task bar. The Global LAN/WAN Replication Target Configuration Settings screen displays.

  • Page 85: Deleting A Lan/wan Replication Target, Changing The Lan/wan Replication Target Password

    Follow steps 1 through 3 above. Select Edit Availability Windows from the task bar. The Edit Availability Windows screen displays. See Figure Figure 22 Editing a LAN/WAN replication target's availability windows To delete a availability window, select Delete in the row of that policy window in the Current Availability Windows section of the screen.

  • Page 86: Clearing The Source Vls From The Lan/wan Replication Target, Automigration/replication Reporting, Cartridge Status

    Change the password on the LAN/WAN replication target. “Editing a LAN/WAN Replication Target” on page 84 to reach the Edit LAN/WAN Replication Target Settings screen. Enter a new password for the target. Change the LAN/WAN replication target's password on the source to the new password. “Managing a LAN/WAN Replication Library”...

  • Page 87: Configuring The Cartridge Summary

    that identifies the number of cartridges that have not successfully mirrored within the threshold time. Cartridges in this category can also be listed in the following categories: Mirror Failed, Pending, Mirror Active, In Use/Deduplicating, and Waiting for Policy Window. This category displays a green (no cartridges in this category) or red (one or more cartridges in this category) icon.

  • Page 88: Viewing The Current Status, Configuring Automigration Job Reports

    Select Submit. Viewing the Current Status To view the current status of jobs: Select the Automigration/Replication tab. In the navigation pane, select Job reporting. The screen opens to the Current Status report which displays information on all pending and active automigration jobs.

  • Page 89: Viewing The Job History

    To update an existing view, select it from the Update existing view list, adjust the selected locations, rename the view (if desired) in the name field, and select Update View. Select Delete View if you want to remove that view from your pre-defined options. At any time, you can change any of these default settings.

  • Page 90: Exporting The Job History To A Csv File, Viewing The Job Summary

    Figure 23 Changing the job history options Exporting the Job History to a CSV File The CSV export file is a text file, delivered as a .zip. Each line is the record for one device, and the data fields are separated by commas or columns depending on the program used to view the file. You can export the data currently displayed in the history by selecting Export Displayed Data from the task bar, or select Export All Data which allows you to choose the number of days included in the exported file.

  • Page 91: Deduplication, Understanding Accelerated Deduplication

    6 Deduplication Deduplication technology represents one of the most significant storage enhancements in recent years, promising to reshape future data protection and disaster recovery solutions. It allows the user to store more data in a given amount of space, and restore data at a lower cost, using lower bandwidth links. Deduplication is the functionality in which only a single copy of a data block is stored on a device.

  • Page 92: How It Works, Getting Deduplication Running On The Vls, Considerations, Installing The Firmware

    NOTE: Deduplication takes place after the data has been processed to the backup tapes. Therefore, any data backed up to compression-enabled virtual tape drives (both software and hardware compression) is compressed before it is deduplicated. How it Works The following is an overview of the deduplication process. See the HP StorageWorks VLS and D2D solutions guide for more detailed information.

  • Page 93: Installing The Deduplication Licenses, Configuring Deduplication Options

    Save your configuration settings. See “Saving Configuration Settings” on page 148. Download the VLS Firmware and Quick Restore CD Image appropriate for your VLS system from the HP website. Burn the image to CD to create your own quick restore CD. Follow the “Recovering from Operating System Failure”...

  • Page 94: Editing The Data Protector Configuration, Configuring Deduplication Options

    Select Configuration from the navigation pane. The Configuration screen displays. See Figure Figure 24 Configuring deduplication options Select the data types to change. Select the new policy state or deduplication algorithm from the appropriate list. By default, deduplication is enabled for all data types that support it. By default, file servers will back up using a file-level differencing algorithm.

  • Page 95: Viewing Deduplication Statistics And Reports, Deduplication Summary, Deduplication Backup Report

    Under the Maintenance Tasks list, select System Maintenance. From the task bar, select Edit Data Protector Configuration. Enter the suffix of the full backup job names in the text box. Select Submit. The suffix appears in a list beneath the text box. Enter the suffix of the incremental backup job names in the text box.

  • Page 96

    Select View Backups. The screen displays a list of backup jobs meeting the set criteria and includes the following information: • State — the state of the backup job (see below) • Backup Name • Policy • Type • Logical Size — the size of the backup data sent to the VLS (before deduplication and com- pression) •...

  • Page 97: Deduplication Cartridge Report, Deduplication System Capacity

    Deduplication Cartridge Report The cartridge report provides information on the deduplication of your backup jobs at the cartridge level. Select Cartridge Report from the navigation pane or from the task bar of the Deduplication Summary screen. The cartridge report options display. Select View corresponding to the report you want to view.

  • Page 98

    • System Ratio — the ratio of the Logical Data divided by the Used Capacity • Space Savings — the percentage of capacity saved by deduplication Deduplication...

  • Page 99: Operation, Powering On The Vls12000 System, Vls12000 Node Led Status During Normal Operation

    7 Operation This section describes how to power on and power off the nodes. Powering on the VLS12000 System Power on all arrays connected to the VLS. Power on the two private LAN switches connected to the VLS. Plug the VLS nodes' AC power cords into a power source if not already connected. Press the VLS secondary nodes' Power On/Standby button.

  • Page 100: Rebooting The System, Powering Off The System

    Rebooting the system is complete when you receive the “Initializing node#”, then “Initializing for node# completed.” messages for all nodes in the systems notifications. Rebooting the System To reboot the system from VLS CLI: Verify that any backup or restore operation has completed and that the VLS is idle. Open a secure shell session and log in as the administrator.

  • Page 101

    Initiate a shutdown of the VLS by entering: shutdownSystem The primary node will report when it has powered down. Amber system power LEDs indicate that nodes are in standby mode. Press the Power On/Standby button on any nodes not in standby mode. Amber system power LEDs indicate that nodes are in standby mode.

  • Page 102

    Operation...

  • Page 103: User Interfaces, User Interface Requirements, Command View Vls, Vls User Interface Requirements

    8 User Interfaces This section describes the three user interfaces (UIs) that can be used to configure, manage, and monitor the VLS over the web, remotely over the LAN, or through a serial connection. It also provides instructions on how to open and close a connection to the VLS for each type of user interface. User Interface Requirements VLS user interfaces lists the VLS user interfaces and their requirements.

  • Page 104: Window Regions

    • Configuration and management of VLS virtual devices (libraries and tape drives) and cartridges, including LUN masking and LUN mapping • Changing of the default Fibre Channel host port settings • Viewing and deleting VLS notification alerts • Configuring VLS mail and SNMP notification alert settings •...

  • Page 105: Opening A Command View Vls Session From A Web Browser

    NOTE: You can enlarge or reduce any region on the window. To change the size of a region, position your cursor on the border of a pane, and press the left mouse button while simultaneously dragging the border. Opening a Command View VLS Session from a Web Browser NOTE: Before you can open a Command View VLS session, you must set the VLS network settings.

  • Page 106: Opening A Command View Vls Session From Command View Tl

    Opening a Command View VLS Session from Command View TL NOTE: Before you can open a Command View VLS session from Command View TL, you must first install Command View TL on a PC or workstation and then add the VLS to Command View TL. See the HP OpenView Command View for TL User Guide for instructions.

  • Page 107: Restarting Command View Vls

    Select Continue to this website (not recommended). A pink Certificate Error appears to the right of the URL. (Your browser window may look slightly different from the images below.) Select the Certificate Error. An Untrusted Certificate window opens. Select View certificates. A Certificate window opens. Select Install Certificate...

  • Page 108: Closing A Command View Vls Session, Secure Shell And Serial User Interfaces

    Click Restart to confirm. Closing a Command View VLS Session To close a Command View VLS session, click Logout in the status banner or simply close the web browser. Secure Shell and Serial User Interfaces The secure shell user interface provides remote configuration and management of your VLS over a LAN using the VLS command-line interface (CLI) command set.

  • Page 109: Closing A Secure Shell Session, Opening A Serial Session, Closing A Serial Session

    Closing a Secure Shell Session To close a secure shell session: Enter logout, done, quit, bye, or exit and then press Enter. Opening a Serial Session To open a serial session: Connect a PC or workstation to the serial connector on the rear of node 0 of the VLS using the null-modem (serial) cable provided.

  • Page 110

    User Interfaces...

  • Page 111: Configuration, Setting The Network Settings, Setting The Network Settings Using The Vls Discovery Utility

    9 Configuration This section describes how to configure and manage the VLS network settings, user preferences, Fibre Channel host ports (optional), virtual libraries, tape drives, and cartridges. Setting the Network Settings Before you can open a Command View VLS or secure shell session, set the network settings. The network settings can be set using either the VLS discovery utility (see Setting the Network Settings using the VLS Discovery...

  • Page 112: Vls Discovery Utility — Main Window

    Click VLS discovery utility. The VLS discovery utility opens and lists all the devices it sees on the subnet (Figure 26). The Configured box for a device is checked if the device has an IP address. The device type, host name, IP address (if available), and serial number are displayed for each device listed.

  • Page 113: Setting The Network Settings Using The Cli Command Set

    Select the VLS from the list of devices and click Configure. The Device Configuration window opens (Figure 27). Figure 27 VLS discovery utility Device Configuration window Leave the default host name or enter a new host name in the Host Name box. The default VLS host name is VLS<VLS serial number>.

  • Page 114

    • Fully qualified host name (or host name and DNS domain name separately), DNS server address, IP address, gateway, and netmask To set the network settings using the CLI command set: Open a serial session and log in to the administrator account. See “Opening a Serial Session”...

  • Page 115: Setting The Network Settings Using Command View Vls, Set Network Configuration Wizard Window

    Verify the network settings have been changed by entering: showConfig Setting the Network Settings using Command View VLS To set the network settings using Command View VLS, set either the: • DHCP usage and host name, or • Fully qualified host name (or host name and DNS domain name separately), DNS server address, IP address, gateway, and netmask To set the network settings using Command View VLS: Open a Command View VLS session and log in as the administrator.

  • Page 116: Setting The User Preferences, User Preferences Window

    Click Finish to apply the settings. NOTE: The system automatically reboots after any change. NOTE: If you need to clear the DNS completely, clear the Use DHCP checkbox and enter 0.0.0.0 for both the primary and secondary DNS server addresses. Setting the User Preferences Setting the user preferences allows you to: •...

  • Page 117: Editing The Default Fibre Channel Host Port Settings

    Enter the city and state where the VLS is located in the Location box. Enter the VLS administrator's name in the Contact box. Enter the VLS administrator's phone number, including area code, in the Contact Phone box. Enter the VLS administrator's E-mail address in the E-mail box. The E-mail address entered is assigned to the Email Administrator link on the Login window.

  • Page 118: Managing Oversubscription, Fibre Channel Host Ports Window

    Select Fibre Channel in the navigation tree. The Fibre Channel Host Ports window opens (Figure 30). Figure 30 Fibre Channel Host Ports window Enter a value for the Loop ID in the Loop ID Preferred box for each Fibre Channel host port to use for prioritizing communication requests with the VLS.

  • Page 119: Enabling And Disabling Oversubscription, Shutdown At 98% Capacity

    NOTE: Using oversubscription, you run the risk of running out of physical storage capacity and requires careful planning of your storage needs and a review of your current storage policy. Enabling and Disabling Oversubscription To enable oversubscription: In Command View VLS: Select the System tab.

  • Page 120: Reclaiming Storage Space, Managing Virtual Device Luns

    At this point, you can perform the following tasks: • Erase cartridges — erase or relabel expired cartridges to free up storage space. See your backup application manual for details. NOTE: Use the Cartridge Utilization report to identify cartridges that are consuming more space and can be erased to create more storage space.

  • Page 121: Default Lun Numbering, Operating System Lun Requirements And Restrictions

    VLS firmware version 2.x: By default, the VLS allows all hosts connected to the VLS through the SAN to access all virtual devices configured on the VLS. Also, the VLS firmware manages the LUN mapping so that the virtual device LUN assignments always meet operating system requirements and restrictions. “Default LUN Numbering”...

  • Page 122: Lun Masking, Lun Masking (v3.x), Lun Masking (v2.x)

    To get around the maximum LUNs per device restriction, you can either: • Increase the maximum LUNs per device setting for the operating system. See “Troubleshooting” on page 223 for more information. • Enable LUN mapping on the VLS to restrict the number of virtual devices the host's operating system sees on the VLS Fibre Channel host ports.

  • Page 123: Lun Mapping, Lun Mapping (v3.x), Host Lun Mapping Mode Window

    Click Host LUN Mapping Mode in the task bar. The Host LUN Mapping Mode window opens and displays a list of the host world wide port numbers (WWPNs) seen by the VLS FC host ports on the SAN (Figure 31). Figure 31 Host LUN Mapping Mode window Select Mapping Enabled in the Mapping Status box for each host for which you want to perform LUN masking.

  • Page 124

    To set the default status of LUN mapping: Open a Command View VLS session and log in as the administrator. See “Opening a Command View VLS Session from a Web Browser” on page 105. Click the System tab. Expand Chassis in the navigation tree. Select LUN Mapping in the navigation tree.

  • Page 125: Lun Mapping Device View Window

    Select Device View. The Device View window displays all of the devices that have been mapped to a host (Figure 32). Figure 32 LUN Mapping Device View window Select a library from the Choose a Library list to view its mapped devices. The window refreshes to show the appropriate list.

  • Page 126

    NOTE: After you map or unmap the virtual devices, the VLS automatically reassigns a logical unit number (LUN) to each virtual library and tape drive created on the VLS to ensure that the virtual device LUN numbering meets the operating system LUN requirements. Mapping LUNs by Host To map LUNs by host: Select the System tab.

  • Page 127

    Select GO next to Map devices. The window refreshes and the newly mapped devices appear in the list. These devices are now visible to the host. To unmap LUNs by host: Navigate to the Host View window. See the mapping procedure above. Select the appropriate host from the Choose Host list.

  • Page 128: Lun Mapping Host Setup Window

    Select Host Setup. The Host Setup window displays a list of the host world wide port numbers (WWPNs) seen by the VLS Fibre Channel host ports on the SAN (Figure 34). Figure 34 LUN Mapping Host Setup window To add a host WWPN: Open the Host Setup window.

  • Page 129: Lun Mapping (v2.x)

    Select the hosts to change. Select Disable Hosts or Enable Hosts as appropriate. The window refreshes and displays a message indicating the hosts were disabled or enabled successfully. Note that the state now reflects the change. To remove host WWPNs: Open the Host Setup window.

  • Page 130: Dual Port Virtual Devices

    Click Map LUNs in the task bar. The Map LUNs window opens and displays the hosts with mapping enabled selected on the Host LUN Mapping Mode window (Figure 35). Figure 35 Library Parameters Map LUNs window To allow a listed host to access the virtual library, enter a LUN value in the LUN box (such as 0, 1, 2, and so on).

  • Page 131: Creating A Virtual Library, Create Virtual Library Wizard Window (1 Of 12)

    mapping for a dual port device (see “LUN Mapping (v3.x)” on page 123 or “LUN Mapping (v2.x)” on page 129), the defined LUN number for that device for a specified host applies to both device paths. Follow the operating system LUN requirements (see “Operating System LUN Requirements and Restrictions”...

  • Page 132: Create Virtual Library Wizard Window (2 Of 12)

    Select the type of tape library to emulate. NOTE: The only library emulation Veritas supports for use with Netbackup is the HP VLS emulation. The HP VLS emulation was created specifically for use with Netbackup. It is not intended for use with other backup applications. Click Next Step.

  • Page 133: Editing A Virtual Library's Slots And Drives, Creating Tape Drives

    Click Next Step. A window opens indicating that by default all libraries connected to the VLS have access to all hosts. Click Create Library. A summary window opens and displays details about the library emulation created. Choose one of the following options: •...

  • Page 134: Create Virtual Library Wizard Window (5 Of 12)

    NOTE: A virtual library may only contain one type of tape drive. To add tape drives to a virtual library: If you are already in the Create Library Wizard window, click Create Tape Drives. The Tape Drive Parameters window opens. If not: Click the System tab.

  • Page 135: Creating Cartridges, Create Virtual Library Wizard Window (6 Of 12)

    Click Next Step. The next Tape Drive Parameters window opens (Figure 39). Figure 39 Create Virtual Library Wizard window (6 of 12) Enter the number of tape drives you want to create in the library at this time in the Tape Drives box, if different from the default value.

  • Page 136: Create Virtual Library Wizard Window (8 Of 12)

    If you are already in the Create Library Wizard window, select Create Cartridges. The Cartridge Parameters window opens (Figure 40). If not: Click the System tab. Select the virtual library in the navigation tree to which you are adding cartridges. Click Create Cartridge in the task bar.

  • Page 137: Create Virtual Library Wizard Window (9 Of 12)

    Click Next Step. Figure 41 Create Virtual Library Wizard window (9 of 12) Enter the number of cartridges and the cartridge size in the appropriate boxes (Figure 42). The default number of cartridges is based on the maximum number of slots configured for the virtual library.

  • Page 138: Destroying A Virtual Library, Destroying A Tape Drive

    Click Return. The System tab window opens. You can now select the new library, tape drives, and cartridges in the navigation tree to view their configuration information, such as their default LUN numbers. Destroying a Virtual Library NOTE: Destroying a virtual library may create a gap in the default LUN numbering on the Fibre Channel host port to which it was mapped.

  • Page 139: Destroying Cartridges

    NOTE: You cannot destroy a tape drive that is currently being used by a backup application. To destroy a tape drive: Open a Command View VLS session and log in as the administrator. See “Opening a Command View VLS Session from a Web Browser”...

  • Page 140: Cartridges Details Window

    Select Cartridges in the navigation tree. The cartridges details window opens (Figure 43). Figure 43 Cartridges details window Select the number of cartridges to display from the pull-down box beside the group of cartridges you wish to destroy. Options are 10, 50, 100 (default), 500, or 1024 cartridges. Configuration...

  • Page 141: Adding And Removing Barcode Templates, Cartridges Parameters Window

    Click the View button beside the category that contains the cartridges you want to delete. The cartridges parameters window opens (Figure 44). Figure 44 Cartridges parameters window Select the Select box next to each cartridge that you want to delete. Select Select All if you want to destroy all the cartridges listed.

  • Page 142: Add/remove Barcode Templates Window

    NOTE: Deleting a barcode template does not affect the cartridges that were created using it. To add or delete a barcode template: Open a Command View VLS session and log in as the administrator. See “Opening a Command View VLS Session from a Web Browser”...

  • Page 143: Management, Changing The Account Passwords, Edit Accounts Window

    10 Management This section details the VLS management procedures such as changing the account passwords, managing high availability, and saving configuration settings. Changing the Account Passwords To change the administrator and/or user account password: Open a Command View VLS session and log in as the administrator. See “Opening a Command View VLS Session from a Web Browser”...

  • Page 144: Managing High Availability, Array Dual Pathing, Load Balancing, Lun Path Failover

    NOTE: The password can also be changed from the VLS CLI. See CLI Management commands. Managing High Availability This section describes the methods to maintain high availability with your VLS. Array Dual Pathing The VLS12000 Gateway supports dual pathing to the Gateway arrays, which provides path balancing and transparent path failover on the VLS.

  • Page 145

    A failover is indicated in the Storage LUN Details screen by the yellow warning icon and the notification message: Fibre Channel Path Failed Over to {#:#:#:#}. The #s stand for the node port; bus number (always 0); the target id (an array port); and the LUN number on the array. When one path fails, automatic failover reroutes data traffic to the secondary path so the data transfer still happens, but potentially at a slower rate.

  • Page 146: Private Lan Dual Pathing, Managing Cartridges, Unloading A Cartridge From A Drive

    Private LAN Dual Pathing The private LAN on the VLS12000 has dual pathing which consists of a cable from each switch to each node. If a LAN switch or a path to a LAN switch fails, the data transfer will automatically fail-over to the other available switch.

  • Page 147: Restarting Vls Device Emulations

    • Cartridges that have been moved to the Firesafe that are no longer needed Use the backup application to erase data on virtual media that is no longer used. Destroy virtual media that is no longer needed using Command View VLS. See “Destroying Cartridges”...

  • Page 148: Updating The Firmware, Saving Configuration Settings

    Click Restart Emulations in the task bar. The Restart Emulations window opens. Click Restart Emulations to confirm. Updating the Firmware CAUTION: The VLS restarts automatically when you install a firmware update. To update the VLS firmware: Obtain the VLS firmware update zip file from HP. Verify the file integrity of the downloaded file.

  • Page 149

    Open a Command View VLS session and log in as the administrator. See “Opening a Command View VLS Session from a Web Browser” on page 105. Select Chassis in the navigation tree. Click Save Config under Maintenance Tasks. The Save Configuration window opens. Right-click Download Configuration Files.

  • Page 150

    Management...

  • Page 151: Monitoring, Status Information In The Status Pane, Status Icons, Device Status Icon

    11 Monitoring This section describes the various tools you can use to monitor the status of the VLS hardware and virtual devices (libraries and tape drives) and how to use them. Status Information in the Status Pane Status information for the VLS hardware components and virtual devices is displayed in Command View VLS on the status pane when an individual hardware component or virtual device is selected in the navigation tree.

  • Page 152: Navigation Tree Icon, Notification Alerts, Device Status Icon In The Status Banner, Navigation Tree Icon

    NOTE: On the Automigration/Replication tab, the status icon represents the health of the destination libraries, not the overall VLS device health. See “Destination library status icons” on page 230. If multiple system health conditions exist simultaneously (for example, two components are experiencing problems and have a status of warning and error, respectively), the icon representing the most serious status is displayed in the status banner.

  • Page 153: Notification Alert Examples

    Figure 49 Notification alert examples A notification alert can be one of four states: Unknown—The operating condition of the component or component part is unknown. Contact HP Technical Support. Info—The component or component part's operating condition has improved to good (OK). Warning—The component or component part's operating condition has degraded.

  • Page 154: E-mail Notification, Editing The Email Server Settings, Edit The Email Settings

    E-mail Notification To receive VLS notification alerts by e-mail, you must edit the e-mail server settings and then edit the e-mail settings. Editing the Email Server Settings NOTE: You must enter the email server settings before editing the email settings. To edit the email server settings: Open a Command View VLS session and log in as the administrator.

  • Page 155: Snmp Notification, Edit Email Settings Window

    Click Edit Email Settings in the task bar. The Edit Email Settings window opens (Figure 50). Figure 50 Edit Email Settings window To add an email address: Enter an email address in the Email Address box. Select the type of notification alerts to send in the Alerts box. •...

  • Page 156: Editing The Snmp Settings, Edit Snmp Settings Window

    Editing the SNMP Settings NOTE: To display VLS notification alerts on a management console, the management console must be running HP Systems Insight Manager, and be configured to receive SNMP traps from the VLS. To add a management consoles to the SNMP alert distribution list from Command View VLS: Click the Notifications tab.

  • Page 157: Smi-s Support

    SMI-S Support SMI-S support allows applications attached to the VLS to detect the virtual library configuration and to allow some users to change the state of the VLS. To protect access to the VLS via the SMI-S agent, and to allow a higher level of security for the device, there are two access categories: •...

  • Page 158: Viewing Trace Log Files, Saving A Trace Log File, Creating A Support Ticket

    NOTE: Viewing and managing users with SMI-S access is the only SMI-S-associated functionality on the VLS itself. The benefits of SMI-S are evident on applications attached to the VLS. Trace Log Files You can view the current diagnostic VLS trace log files for troubleshooting purposes. You can also save one or more of the trace log files to external text files, or to a single zip file to create a support ticket.

  • Page 159: Exporting Csv Data, Configuring Performance Reports And Notifications, Current Status Tab

    Select Save Target As. The name of a zip file is displayed in the File name box. Click Save. Click Close. Click Finish. NOTE: Some versions of Internet Explorer will not download support tickets with a file size greater than 2 GB.

  • Page 160: Performance History Tab, San Health Tab And Notifications, Physical Capacity Notifications, Logical Capacity Notifications

    Select a device category. Select the specific devices of interest from the Available Devices box. Using the >> button, move the devices of interest into the Selected Devices box. These are the devices that will display in the report. You can use << button to remove devices from the Selected Devices box.

  • Page 161: Current Status, Performance History, Csv Data Fields For Vls Performance Reports

    Current Status The Current Status tab displays the overall performance and storage capacity information of the VLS in gauges at the top of the page. You can also select specific devices to display either the performance or the storage capacity used. Show the performance of: •...

  • Page 162: Logical Capacity

    Item Data Device name Node number Target/device ID Ignore this field Writes Bytes written/read Bytes written/read in last minute Time stamp Ignore this field Logical Capacity This tab displays different views of the current logical capacity usage for an individual library or the entire VLS system.

  • Page 163: Physical Capacity, San Health

    In some cases, there are more data points than the graphs can display. You must select how the system chooses which data point to use for each time period displayed. For example, if you show four days of data the graphs show one data point for every four-hour period. Use the Advanced Setting list to indicate which data point out of that four-hour period is used: •...

  • Page 164: San Health Tab

    Select Update Graph. The graph updates to reflect the information you chose. You can also create a pre-defined custom view based on the locations you choose: Follow steps 1 through 4 above. Enter a name for this view in the Create a New View field. Select Create View.

  • Page 165: Workload Assessment, Running A Workload Assessment Simulation, Using The Workload Assessment Templates

    Workload Assessment The Workload Assessment tab features a workload assessment simulation to ensure that a planned new backup will “fit” on the system with the existing backups before actually running the backup. The simulation tests the physical capacity and logical capacity thresholds; it also tests the Fibre Channel performance for each day of the week that runs an existing backup.

  • Page 166: Editing The Notification Alerts, Replication History, Receiving Automated Reports

    Select Update. The screen returns to the template summary list. Editing the Notification Alerts To edit the notification alerts for libraries, the VLS system, and storage pools: Select the VLS, or the library or storage pool of interest. Select Edit Thresholds (libraries and VLS) or Edit Pool Configuration (storage pools). The screen lists the available notification alerts with default or previously set threshold values.

  • Page 167

    Select the type of report you want to receive: • System Capacity — includes the initially available physical capacity, the capacity consumed, and the remaining capacity. • Backup Summary — includes the type of backup, the status, the before deduplication and after deduplication data size in GB, the amount of space saved by deduplication, and the amount of data unprocessed for all backup jobs in process or the queue at the time of the report.

  • Page 168

    Monitoring...

  • Page 169: Conventions, Connection Commands, Cli Command Set, Commands, Cli-only Commands, Cli Connection Commands

    12 CLI Command Set This section describes the VLS command-line interface (CLI) command set. The CLI command allows you to remotely configure, manage, and monitor the VLS over the LAN using a secure shell session. It also allows you to locally configure, manage, and monitor the VLS through the serial connection. Commands There are two types of CLI commands: •...

  • Page 170: Output Commands, Network Settings Configuration Commands, Vls Commands, Cli Output Commands

    Command Description Closes the connection to the VLS. close Displays the fully qualified name of the VLS and its IP address. getHost Connects to a host. Where <-tag> can be: -a<s> - Host name (localhost is default) (optional) connect -p<s> - Password (optional) -u<s>...

  • Page 171: Configuration Commands, Cli Network Settings Configuration Commands

    /etc/resolv.conf /etc/sysconfig/network-scrips/ifcfg-eth1 Table 5 CLI network settings configuration commands Command Description Lists host name, DNS domain name, DNS address, and various other addresses. This command shows both the current internal values, as well as the original values. showConfig It also lists the current and new content of all files affected by the changes. Sets the value of the corresponding configuration parameter.

  • Page 172: Cli Configuration Commands

    • Edit the Fibre Channel host port settings • Enable oversubscription and view oversubscription settings • View LUN mapping • Create, view, and destroy virtual libraries, tape drives, or cartridges • Add, view, or remove barcode templates Table 6 CLI configuration commands Command Usage Add a node to the VLS.

  • Page 173

    Command Usage Creates a new library with the specified maximum number of cartridge slots, in- put/export ports, and tape drives. Where the options are: -a <n> - Node ID of the node on which the library emulation will reside (0, ...) (required) -l <n>...

  • Page 174

    Command Usage Creates the specified number of tape drives of a particular type and associates them with the specified library. Where the options are: -a <n> - Node ID of node on which the tape drive emulation will reside (0, ..) (required) -c <n>...

  • Page 175

    Command Usage Creates a new barcode template. Where the options are: -b <s> - Barcode prefix to use for the barcode (up to 5 alpha characters) upper case and/or numeric (required) -i <n> - Starting numeric value for the cartridges created with this template (1 to 1024) (required) addBarCodes -u <n>...

  • Page 176

    Command Usage Creates the specified number of cartridges with the specified barcode and associ- ated with the specified library. Note: If you specify more cartridges than slots defined for the library, this command only creates enough cartridges for the slots available. That is, if your library has 100 slots and you specify 125 total cartridges, this command creates 100 cartridges.

  • Page 177

    Command Usage Deletes the specified cartridge and its user data from the VLS. Where the options are: -a <s> - VLS filename of cartridge to delete (required) -b <s> - Barcode value of cartridge to delete (required) -c <n> - Capacity of cartridge to delete in gigabytes (required) -f - Force.

  • Page 178

    Command Usage Returns information about the storage pool, such as primary LUN name, allocated capacity, capacity, extent size, used capacity, and number of LUNs. Where the options are: getStoragePool -a <s> - Storage pool name (StoragePool_#) (optional) -h - Displays command usage information (optional) getStoragePoolSum- Returns summary of storage pool information for all storage pools on the VLS.

  • Page 179: Management Commands, Cli Management Commands

    Management Commands Use the CLI commands in CLI Management commands • Change the account passwords • Manage cartridges • Restart the VLS device emulations • Save configuration settings • Restore configuration settings Table 7 CLI management commands Command Usage Resets the administrative password, or changes the administrative or user password. Command View VLS automatically restarts after changing the passwords to make the changes take effect.

  • Page 180: Monitoring Commands, Cli Monitoring Commands

    Command Usage Where the options are: -in <s> - Restores the VLS virtual library configuration and network settings from restoreAllConfig the specified external configuration file. -h - Displays command usage information (optional) <s> = string; <n> = number; <f> = filename Monitoring Commands Use the CLI commands in CLI monitoring commands...

  • Page 181

    Command Usage Specifies an E-mail server with an SMTP gateway to route notification alerts from the VLS. Where the options are: -a <s> - E-mail server address (required) addEmailServer -c <s> - node IP address (required) -s <s> - Sender email address (optional) -h - Displays command usage information (optional) Returns the E-mail server configuration settings for notification alerts.

  • Page 182

    Command Usage Returns the SNMP management console configuration settings for notification getSnmp alerts. Deletes the specified SNMP management console from the SNMP notification alert settings. Where the options are: -a <s> - SNMP server IP address (required) -c <s> - VLS node IP address (required) deleteSnmpServer -f - Force.

  • Page 183: Front Panel Components, Component Identification, Vls12000 Node Components, Leds, And Buttons

    13 Component Identification This section provides illustrations and descriptions of the node and Ethernet switch components, LEDs, and buttons. NOTE: For lights that blink or flash, the frequency of Hz is about the same number of blinks or flashes per second.

  • Page 184: Front Panel Leds And Buttons

    Front Panel LEDs and Buttons Item Description Status Green = System is on. Amber = System is shut down, but power is still applied. Power On/Standby button and system power Off = Power cord is not attached, power supply failure has occurred, no power supplies are installed, facility power is not available, or disconnected power button cable.

  • Page 185: Rear Panel Components

    Item Description Status Green = Network link exists. Flashing green = Network link and activity exist. Off = No link to network exists. NIC 2 link/activity LED If power is off, the front panel LED is not active. View the LEDs on the RJ-45 connector for status by referring to Rear Panel LEDs and Buttons.

  • Page 186: Rear Panel Leds And Buttons

    Rear Panel LEDs and Buttons Item Description Status Green = Activity exists. Flashing green = Activity exists. iLO 2 NIC activity LED Off = No activity exists. Green = Link exists. iLO 2 NIC link LED Off = No link exists. Red, green, and amber on or flashing = Power LED that is on/flashing represents the link speed (red = 1 Gbps, green = 2 Gbps, amber = 4...

  • Page 187: System Board Components

    Item Description Status Green = Normal Power supply 1 LED Off = System is off or power supply has failed System Board Components Item Description System maintenance switch (SW1) NMI switch FBDIMM slots (1-8) Processor socket 2 Processor socket 1 DVD-CD drive connector Power button connector Fan module 3 connectors...

  • Page 188: Accessing The Vls12000 Hp Systems Insight Display, Extending The Hp Systems Insight Display

    Item Description System battery PCI riser board connector 2 PCI riser board connector 1 Accessing the VLS12000 HP Systems Insight Display To eject the HP Systems Insight Display: Press and release the display. Extend the display from the chassis. Figure 54 Extending the HP Systems Insight Display The display can be rotated up to 90 degrees.

  • Page 189: Hp Systems Insight Display And Leds

    HP Systems Insight Display and LEDs The display provides status for all internal LEDs and enables diagnosis with the access panel installed. To view the LEDs, access the HP Systems Insight Display. Item Description Status Green = Protection enabled Flashing amber = Memory configuration error Online spare memory LED Amber = Memory failure occurred Off = No protection...

  • Page 190

    HP Systems In- Internal health Status sight Display LED LED color and color One or more of the following conditions may exist: • Processor in socket X has failed. Processor failure, • Processor X is required yet not installed in the socket. socket X (amber) •...

  • Page 191: Hard Drive Leds

    Hard Drive LEDs Item Description Fault/UID LED (amber/blue) Online LED (green) Hard Drive LED Combinations Online/activity Fault/UID LED Interpretation LED (green) (amber/blue) The drive has failed, or a predictive failure alert has been received Alternating amber On, off, or flashing for this drive;...

  • Page 192: Fan Locations, Ethernet Switch 2510 24 Components, Leds, And Buttons, Front Panel Components

    Online/activity Fault/UID LED Interpretation LED (green) (amber/blue) Amber, flashing A predictive failure alert has been received for this drive. Replace regularly (1 Hz) the drive as soon as possible. The drive is offline, a spare, or not configured as part of an array. Fan Locations Item Description...

  • Page 193

    Item Description 10/100/1000 T dual-personality ports 25 and 26 mini—GBIC dual-personality ports 25 and 26 Front Panel LEDs and Buttons Item Description Status When pressed with the Reset button in a specific pattern, any configuration changes you may have made through the switch console, the web browser Clear button interface, and SNMP management are removed, and the factory default configuration is restored to the switch.

  • Page 194

    Item Description Status Blinking green = The cooling fan has failed. The switch Fault LED will be blinking simultaneously. Fan status LED Off = The cooling fan is operating normally. Press the button to step from one mode to the next. The current mode setting Mode select button is indicated by the Mode select LEDs near the button.

  • Page 195: Ethernet Switch 2810 24g Components, Leds, And Buttons, Front Panel Components

    Ethernet Switch 2810 24G Components, LEDs, and Buttons Front Panel Components Item Description Console port 10/100/1000Base-T RJ-45 ports 1 through 20 (numbered from top to bottom, left to right) 10/100/1000 T dual-personality ports 21 through 24 10/100/1000 mini-GBIC dual-personality ports 21 through 24 Front Panel LEDs and Buttons Item Description...

  • Page 196

    Item Description Status Orange = The switch has encountered a fatal hardware failure or has failed its self-test. This LED comes on briefly after the switch is powered on or reset, at the beginning of switch self test. Blinking orange = A fault has occurred on the switch, one of the switch Fault LED ports, or the fan.

  • Page 197: Usb Lan Adapter Components

    Item Description Status Displays port link information, network activity information, whether the port is configured for full-duplex operation, or the speed of the connection, depending on the LED Mode selected. • If the Link (Lnk) indicator LED is lit, each port LED displays link information for the associated port.

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    Component Identification...

  • Page 199: Safety Considerations, Preventing Electrostatic Discharge, Grounding Methods To Prevent Electrostatic Damage

    14 Component Replacement This section provides detailed instructions for replacing customer-replaceable VLS components. See Customer Self Repair for details. CAUTION: Always replace components with the same make, size, and type of component. Changing the hardware configuration voids the warranty. Safety Considerations Before performing component replacement procedures, review all the safety information in this guide.

  • Page 200: Warnings And Cautions, Preparation Procedures

    • Use conductive field service tools. • Use a portable field service kit with a folding static-dissipating work mat. Warnings and Cautions Before removing the node access panel, be sure that you understand the following warnings and cautions. WARNING! To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to the equipment: Do not disable the AC power cord grounding plug.

  • Page 201: Extending A Vls12000 Node From The Rack, Removing A Vls12000 Node From The Rack

    Extending a VLS12000 Node from the Rack WARNING! To reduce the risk of personal injury or equipment damage, be sure that the rack is adequately stabilized before extending a node from the rack. WARNING! Be careful when pressing the rail-release levers and sliding the component into or out of the rack. The sliding rails could pinch your fingertips.

  • Page 202: Installing The Vls12000 Node Access Panel, Vls12000 Node Component Replacement, Sata Hard Drive

    CAUTION: Do not operate the node for long periods without the access panel. Operating the node without the access panel results in improper airflow and improper cooling that can lead to thermal damage. CAUTION: Electrostatic discharge can damage electronic components. Properly ground yourself before beginning any installation procedure.

  • Page 203: Removing A Node Hard Drive, Preparing The Node Hard Drive, Installing The Node Hard Drive

    Pull the hard drive (3) out of the node by the latch handle (2). Figure 56 Removing a node hard drive To replace the component, pull out the latch handle (2) out as far as it can go and slide the drive into the bay until the latch mechanism engages the chassis.

  • Page 204: Dvd-cd Drive, Pressing Ejector Button

    NOTE: The replacement drive is automatically configured to RAID 1 — no administrator action is required. DVD-CD Drive CAUTION: To prevent improper cooling and thermal damage, do not operate the node unless all bays are populated with either a component or a blank. Power off the node.

  • Page 205: Power Supply, Installing The Dvd-cd Drive, Removing A Node Power Supply

    Slide the drive into the bay until it clicks. Figure 60 Installing the DVD-CD drive Power Supply CAUTION: To prevent improper cooling and thermal damage, do not operate the node unless all bays are populated with either a component or a blank. Disconnect the power cord from the power supply.

  • Page 206: Fan Module, Installing A Node Power Supply

    Slide the power supply into the bay until it clicks. Figure 62 Installing a node power supply Use the strain relief clip to secure the power cord. Figure 63 Placing the power cord in the strain relief clip Connect the power cord to the power supply. Be sure that the power supply LED is green.

  • Page 207: Removing The Node Power Supply Air Baffle, Removing The Node Fan Module 1

    To remove fan module 1: Remove the power supply air baffle. Figure 64 Removing the node power supply air baffle Remove fan module 1. Figure 65 Removing the node fan module 1 HP StorageWorks...

  • Page 208: Fbdimm, Removing The Node Fan Module 2 Or 3

    To remove fan module 2 or 3: Remove the power supply air baffle. See Figure Remove fan module 2 or 3. Figure 66 Removing the node fan module 2 or 3 To replace the component, reverse the removal procedure. IMPORTANT: After installing the fan module, firmly press the top of the module connectors to ensure the connectors are seated properly.

  • Page 209: Replacing A Primary Node, Installing The Node Fbdimm

    NOTE: FBDIMMs do not seat fully if turned the wrong way. When replacing a FBDIMM, align the FBDIMM with the slot and insert the FBDIMM firmly (1), pressing down until the FBDIMM snaps into place. When fully seated, the FBDIMM slot latches (2) lock into place.

  • Page 210: Rail Release Bracket

    Remove the existing node from the rack: Power off the system. See Powering Off the System. From the back of the node, make a note of all cable connections then disconnect the cables. From the front of the node, loosen the captive thumbscrews until the thumbscrews are free of the rack.

  • Page 211: Replacing A Secondary Node, Ethernet Switches

    Reconfigure the node as described in Step The warm failover feature will now automatically restore the original configuration and licenses. The procedure is complete; you may omit the final step. Restore the previously saved configuration. See Restoring the Configuration Settings. Replacing a Secondary Node CAUTION: Each VLS12000 node weighs 17.9 kg (39.5 lb) full.

  • Page 212: Usb Lan Adapter Replacement

    Reconnect all cables to the new switch exactly as they were connected to the failed switch. Power on the new switch. USB LAN Adapter Replacement To replace the USB LAN adapter: If you are replacing the USB LAN adapter (as opposed to simply re-inserting the existing one), power off the node and switch to which the USB LAN adapter is attached.

  • Page 213: Recovering From Operating System Failure

    15 Disaster Recovery This section details the VLS disaster recovery procedures. It includes recovering from operating system failures, disk array failures, and node failures. Recovering from Operating System Failure Re-install the operating system if it becomes corrupted or is lost as a result of node RAID volume failure. CAUTION: Only install the VLS operating system on the node hard drives.

  • Page 214: Restoring The Configuration Settings, Restoring The Virtual Library Configuration From A Configuration File

    When restoring a primary node, re-enter the IP addresses of the secondary nodes. See Setting the Network Settings using Command View VLS. At this point the warm failover process automatically restores the node to its previous configuration including the serial numbers, front-end Fibre Channel WWPNs, virtual device configuration, and licenses.

  • Page 215: Rebuilding The Virtual Library Configuration, Recreating Vls12000 Gateway Storage Pools

    Add all secondary nodes using the Add Node Wizard. For each secondary node: Select the System tab. Select Nodes from the navigation tree. Select Add Node from the task bar in the main window. This will bring up the Add Node Wizard.

  • Page 216: Re-installing The Vls Licenses, Warm Failover, Recovering From A Node Raid Volume Failure

    One storage pool is automatically created. Recreate any other storage pools, as needed. See Configuring Storage Pools. Reassign the external LUNs to the same pools to which they were originally assigned. (This is also described in Configuring Storage Pools.) CAUTION: Do not use the Format checkbox option.

  • Page 217: Related Information, Documents, Websites

    16 Support and Other Resources Related Information Documents HP provides the following documentation to support this product: • HP StorageWorks 300 and 12000 Gateway virtual library system release notes • HP StorageWorks 300 and 12000 Gateway virtual library system solutions guide •...

  • Page 218: Document Conventions And Symbols, Document Conventions

    Document Conventions and Symbols Table 9 Document Conventions Convention Element Blue text: Table 9 Cross-reference links and e-mail addresses Blue, underlined text: http://www.hp.com Web site addresses • Keys that are pressed • Text typed into a GUI element, such as a box Bold text •...

  • Page 219: Rack Stability

    WARNING! These symbols, which mark an RJ-45 receptacle, indicate a network interface connection. WARNING: To reduce the risk of electrical shock, fire, or damage to the equipment, do not plug telephone or telecommunications connectors into this receptacle. WARNING! These symbols, which mark a surface or area of the equipment, indicate the presence of a hot surface or hot component.

  • Page 220: Contacting Hp, Before You Contact Hp, Hp Contact Information, Subscription Service

    WARNING! To reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to equipment: Extend leveling jacks to the floor. Ensure that the full weight of the rack rests on the leveling jacks. Install stabilizing feet on the rack. In multiple-rack installations, fasten racks together securely. Extend only one rack component at a time.

  • Page 221: Customer Self Repair, Product Warranties

    Subscribing to this service provides you with e-mail updates on the latest product enhancements, newest driver versions, and firmware documentation updates as well as instant access to numerous other product resources. After subscribing, locate your products by selecting Business support and then Storage under Product Category.

  • Page 222

    Support and Other Resources...

  • Page 223: A Troubleshooting, Vls Common Issues

    A Troubleshooting This appendix describes some common issues you may encounter while configuring or using the VLS including automigration/replication and deduplication issues. VLS Common Issues Symptom Possible causes Solution Increase the maximum number of LUNs per device the operating sys- tem is configured to see.

  • Page 224

    Symptom Possible causes Solution Use the VLS's LUN masking feature to restrict the number of virtual devices the host sees on the VLS FC host ports, so it only sees the virtual devices it needs to see. Then, use the VLS's LUN mapping feature to assign LUNs to the virtual devices the host can see, such that the virtu- al device LUN numbers include a...

  • Page 225

    Symptom Possible causes Solution There are two levels of logical Delete the Windows NtmsData device binding in the Windows database and put the RSM into the OS. At the first level of logical Disabled state using the following device binding, the FC HBA binds procedure : the FC WWPN and FC LUN (Fibre Disconnect the Windows node...

  • Page 226

    Symptom Possible causes Solution To turn on barcode reader support in Data Protector: 1. Click Device & Media. HP StorageWorks Data Protector By default, the barcode reader 2. Right-click the VLS library name 5.1 does not display the VLS cart- support is turned off in Data Protect- and select Properties.

  • Page 227

    Symptom Possible causes Solution Windows Removable Storage Manager service (RSM) polls tape drives on a frequent basis—every three seconds in Microsoft Win- dows 2000, and every second in Windows Server 2003. Windows’ built-in backup software (NT- VLS performance is being reduced BACKUP) relies on the RSM polling by frequent tape drive polling.

  • Page 228

    Symptom Possible causes Solution Refer to the Microsoft website at: http://support.microsoft.com/ default.aspx?scid= kb;en-us;842411 or complete the following steps to disable RSM polling: Install the 1.0.4.0 or later driver. Disable device polling in the system registry. • Establish a CLI session. •...

  • Page 229: Automigration/replication Issues

    Symptom Possible causes Solution Repeat this procedure for each server visible to each SDLT tape drive. At reboot, there are spurious critical FC port failures reported as notific- ation alerts, usually on every port. This is expected behavior and does Later, Info notification alerts for None not indicate a problem.

  • Page 230: Destination Library Status Icon, Replacing A Library

    Destination library status icon While the device status icon in the Command View VLS status banner indicates the overall VLS device health on other tabs, the icon on the Automigration/Replication tab indicates the status of the destination libraries. A destination library status icon can be one of five states: Error—An error occurred while the system was determining the status of the destination libraries.

  • Page 231: Deduplication Issues

    Deduplication Issues Symptom Possible causes Solution The VLS does not free up storage on a cartridge until: • At least two full backups of the Consider using cartridges that are same policy exist on different The VLS is not deduplicating the smaller than the sum of your daily cartridges backup jobs.

  • Page 232

    Troubleshooting...

  • Page 233: B Specifications, Vls12000 Node, Ethernet Switch 2510 24

    B Specifications This section provides the VLS node and Ethernet switch specifications. VLS12000 Node Item Specification Height 4.3 cm (1.70 in) Depth 69.2 cm (27.3 in) Width 42.6 cm (16.8 in) Weight (fully loaded 17.9 kg (39.5 lb) Weight (no drives installed) 14.1 kg (31.0 lb) Rated input voltage 100 VAC to 240 VAC...

  • Page 234: Ethernet Switch 2810 24g

    Item Specification Weight 4.9 lb (2.2 kg) fully loaded 24 RJ-45 10/100 ports (IEEE 802.3 Type 10Base-T, IEEE 802.3u Type 100Base-TX); 1 RJ—45 serial console port; 2 dual-personality Ports ports, each of which can be used as either an RJ-45 10/100/1000 port or an open mini-GBIC slot (for use with mini- GBIC transceivers) Processor...

  • Page 235: Environmental Specifications

    Item Specification Packet buffer size 0.75 MB Latency < 5.6 µs (FIFO 64-byte packets) Throughput up to 35.7 million pps (64-byte packets) Switching capacity 48 Gbps MAC address table size 8000 entries Maximum heat dissipation 164 BTU/hr Voltage 100-127 VAC/200-240 VAC Current 1.25 A /0.75 A Power...

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    Specifications...

  • Page 237: C Regulatory Compliance Notices, Regulatory Compliance Identification Numbers, Federal Communications Commission Notice, Fcc Rating Label

    C Regulatory Compliance Notices This section contains regulatory notices for the HP StorageWorks virtual library system. Regulatory Compliance Identification Numbers For the purpose of regulatory compliance certifications and identification, this product has been assigned a unique regulatory model number. The regulatory model number can be found on the product nameplate label, along with all required approval markings and information.

  • Page 238: Class B Equipment

    Or call 1-281-514-3333 Modification The FCC requires the user to be notified that any changes or modifications made to this device that are not expressly approved by Hewlett-Packard Company may void the user's authority to operate the equipment. Cables When provided, connections to this device must be made with shielded cables with metallic RFI/EMI connector hoods in order to maintain compliance with FCC Rules and Regulations.

  • Page 239: European Union Notice, Class B Equipment, Japanese Notices, Japanese Vcci-a Notice, Japanese Vcci-b Notice

    Class B Equipment This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations. Cet appareil numérique de la class B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada. European Union Notice Products bearing the CE marking comply with the EMC Directive (89/336/EEC) and the Low Voltage Directive (73/23/EEC) issued by the Commission of the European Community.

  • Page 240: Korean Notices, Class A Equipment, Class B Equipment, Taiwanese Notices, Bsmi Class A Notice

    Korean Notices Class A Equipment Class B Equipment Taiwanese Notices BSMI Class A Notice Taiwan Battery Recycle Statement Recovery mark: Recovery text: Four-in-one recycling symbol “Please recycle waste batteries” Regulatory Compliance Notices...

  • Page 241: Laser Compliance Notices, English Laser Notice, Dutch Laser Notice

    Laser Compliance Notices English Laser Notice This device may contain a laser that is classified as a Class 1 Laser Product in accordance with U.S. FDA regulations and the IEC 60825-1. The product does not emit hazardous laser radiation. WARNING! Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein or in the laser product's installation guide may result in hazardous radiation exposure.

  • Page 242: French Laser Notice, German Laser Notice, Italian Laser Notice

    French Laser Notice German Laser Notice Italian Laser Notice Regulatory Compliance Notices...

  • Page 243: Japanese Laser Notice, Spanish Laser Notice, Recycling Notices, English Notice

    Japanese Laser Notice Spanish Laser Notice Recycling Notices English Notice HP StorageWorks...

  • Page 244: Bulgarian Notice, Czech Notice, Danish Notice, Dutch Notice

    Bulgarian Notice Czech Notice Danish Notice Dutch Notice Regulatory Compliance Notices...

  • Page 245: Estonian Notice, Finnish Notice, French Notice, German Notice

    Estonian Notice Finnish Notice French Notice German Notice HP StorageWorks...

  • Page 246: Greek Notice, Hungarian Notice, Italian Notice, Latvian Notice

    Greek Notice Hungarian Notice Italian Notice Latvian Notice Regulatory Compliance Notices...

  • Page 247: Lithuanian Notice, Polish Notice, Portuguese Notice, Romanian Notice

    Lithuanian Notice Polish Notice Portuguese Notice Romanian Notice HP StorageWorks...

  • Page 248: Slovak Notice, Spanish Notice, Swedish Notice, Turkish Notice

    Slovak Notice Spanish Notice Swedish Notice Turkish Notice Türkiye Cumhuriyeti: EEE Yönetmeliğine Uygundur Regulatory Compliance Notices...

  • Page 249: Dutch Battery Notice, Battery Replacement Notices

    Battery Replacement Notices Dutch Battery Notice HP StorageWorks...

  • Page 250: French Battery Notice, German Battery Notice

    French Battery Notice German Battery Notice Regulatory Compliance Notices...

  • Page 251: Italian Battery Notice, Japanese Battery Notice

    Italian Battery Notice Japanese Battery Notice HP StorageWorks...

  • Page 252: Spanish Battery Notice

    Spanish Battery Notice Regulatory Compliance Notices...

  • Page 253: Glossary

    Glossary This glossary defines terms used in this guide or related to this product and is not a comprehensive glossary of computer terms. Accelerated A method of deduplication that compares the most recent version of a backup deduplication to the previous version. See also deduplication.

  • Page 254

    data restore To recover data files stored on virtual or physical media. data retention The length of time data is retained (stored) on virtual or physical media. period deduplication After a backup application completes writing to disk, the backup data is processed in the background on the virtual cartridges and then any duplicate data is eliminated.

  • Page 255

    when the primary component becomes unavailable through either failure or scheduled down time. Fibre Channel (FC) A technology for transmitting data between computer devices at data rates of up to 1 or 2 GB/second. FC is especially suited for connecting computer servers to shared storage devices.

  • Page 256

    Because the VLS dynamically allocates storage space as user data is written, the VLS allows you to allocate more storage for virtual media than is physically available. port mapping A mechanism of assigning a LUN (virtual device), such as a virtual library or tape drive, to a specific FC host port.

  • Page 257

    To send an SSL connection, however, or to open a secure connection, your application must first have an encryption key assigned to it by a Certification Authority. Once it has a unique key of its own, you can establish a secure connection with every other application that can "speak"...

  • Page 258

    world wide port A unique 64-bit address used in an FC storage network to identify each device name (WWPN) in an FC network. Glossary...

  • Page 259: Index

    Index availability window editing, See also deduplication barcode templates accelerated deduplication, adding, 141, adding assigning, workload assessment template, removing, 141, adding slot mapping (LAN/WAN), removing , adding slot mapping (SAN), battery replacement notices, additional information, Advanced Search (for slots), array, See also disk array cabling dual pathing,...

  • Page 260

    cartridges configuration, 111, changing capacity, 146, existing EVA, changing library association, 146, rebuilding the library, changing write access, 146, restoring settings, 180, creating, 135, saving settings, 148, destroying, 139, configuring replicating outside policy window (systems current status reports, with deduplication), notifications, replicating outside the policy window (systems logical capacity,...

  • Page 261

    deduplication echo copy pool policy backup report, at end of the policy window (LAN/WAN), cartridge report, configuring, at end of the policy window (SAN), defined, deduplication timeout, installing licenses, echo copy on mailslot eject, licensing, priority, overview, retention days, system capacity statistics, send notification if cartridge not migrated in, viewing reports, viewing statistics,...

  • Page 262

    Federal Communications Commission notice, installation, ESD precautions, Fibre Channel host port, grounding methods, changing the default settings, identifying shipping carton contents, LUN management, rack requirements, firesafe, rack warnings, automigration, racking planning resources, firmware, updating, removing packing materials, fully qualified name, setting, 114, tools, unpacking, VLS12000 shipping carton contents,...

  • Page 263

    licenses network settings capacity, setting, 111, deduplication, viewing, 111, installing, node re-installing, rack mounting replication, VLS12000, load balancing, components, Load Blank Media (echo copy pool), configure primary node, Load Blank Media (smart copy pool), configure secondary node, Load Media for Overwrite (echo copy pool), numbering, Load Media for Overwrite (smart copy pool), powering off,...

  • Page 264

    replication, See also automigration operating system concepts, failure recovery, configuring job reports, re-installing, installing licenses, oversubscription job history, defined, exporting to CSV file, enabling and disabling, 118, job status, job summary, outside the policy window (systems with deduplication), passwords outside the policy window (systems without changing, 143, deduplication), default,...

  • Page 265

    SAN health report, status of cartridges, SAN library Stop Tape Export, editing availability windows, storage pools editing the policy, configuring, managing, destroying, unmanaging, recreating, Scan (destination library), storage reports, secure shell user interface storage space, freeing up, closing a session, storage, dynamically assigned, 118, opening a session, Subscriber's choice, HP,...

  • Page 266

    troubleshooting, world wide port numbers, deduplication, WWPNs find, VLS, unmanaging a SAN or LAN/WAN library, unpacking, Upload Firmware, USB LAN adapter components, replacing, user interface Command View VLS, descriptions, requirements, secure shell connection, serial connection, user preferences, setting, virtual tapes creating, introduction, warranties,...

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