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NF2300-SR412E/SR413E/SR414E/SR422E
NOTE:
Read this manual carefully before using the unit. Keep this
manual nearby as a handy reference and refer to the
"CAUTION" and "WARNING" statements whenever necessary.
NEC CONFIDENTIAL AND PROPRIETARY
All rights reserved by NEC Corporation. This document must be
used solely for the purpose for which it was furnished by NEC
Corporation. No part of this document may be reproduced or
disclosed to others, in any form, without the prior written
permission of NEC Corporation.
Disk Array Unit
User's Guide
856-850305-101-A

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  • Page 1 NEC CONFIDENTIAL AND PROPRIETARY All rights reserved by NEC Corporation. This document must be used solely for the purpose for which it was furnished by NEC Corporation. No part of this document may be reproduced or disclosed to others, in any form, without the prior written permission of NEC Corporation.
  • Page 2 FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENT NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.
  • Page 3: Safety Precautions

    Safety Precautions Before using this unit, read this manual carefully and keep cautions in order to use this unit safely and correctly and to avoid to be a cause of damage to the body or properties. Keep this manual to see whenever it is necessary. The following symbols are used in this manual so that you can easily understand how to operate the unit safely and correctly.
  • Page 4: Notes On Use

    Notes on Use The following includes information necessary for proper and safe operation of the disk array unit. WARNING Do not use the disk array unit in an area with much moisture or water usage. If so, a fault, electrical shock, or fire may occur. Do not use the disk array unit in an area where inflammable gas and/or combustible substance are placed.
  • Page 5 CAUTION Do not install the disk array unit and the host systems on unstable places. If so, some substances may be dropped to cause you to be injured. Do not install the disk array unit and the power cords in an area with direct sunshine or near an apparatus generating heat such as a heater.
  • Page 6: Indication On Safety

    Indication on Safety Warning labels are put on parts possibly be dangerous and/or surroundings in the disk array unit. They are intended to always make you conscious of possible dangers when you handle the disk array unit. (Do not peel off the labels or do not make them dirty.) If any of the labels is not put on the proper position, is peeled off a little, or is dirty to make it unreadable, contact your sales agent or maintenance engineer.
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  • Page 11 (5) When transferring this unit to other person, be sure to transfer this manual also. (6) NEC shall not be liable for any loss or lost profits from the use of this disk array unit regardless of the item in (3).
  • Page 12 NF2300-SR4xxE connected with the NEC Express5800 series, NX7000 series, or CX5000 series system. Before using the disk array unit, also read the manuals of several devices including NEC Express5800 series, FibreChannel controller, NX7000 series, FC-AL SCSI connection mechanism, or CX5000 series to be connected with the disk array unit and the manual of the used OS.
  • Page 13 For NEC Storage rack (L and R) * Use the FC cable (HSSDC) and DE diagnosis cable provided with the additional disk enclosure or separately priced DE cable (NF9120-SJ04E) for connecting disk array unit NEC Storage S2300 with the additional disk enclosure.
  • Page 14: Nf2300-sr4xxe

    NF2300-SR4xxE (1) NEC Storage S2300 (1/2) (The figure above (2) NEC Storage S2300 (2/2) (The figure shows the unit with the front mask installed.) above shows the unit with the front mask installed.) (3) Disk drive (4) Power cord (5) HSSDC cable...
  • Page 15 Disk array unit Indicates NF2300-SR4xxE. Array controller Indicates the NEC Storage S2300 1/2. Disk enclosure Indicates the NEC Storage S2300 2/2 and additional disk enclosure (sold separately). Disk drive Indicates the hard disk with dedicated tray. Dummy tray Indicates the dedicated tray only, with no hard disk installed.
  • Page 16: Table Of Contents

    Contents Safety Precautions ....................i Notes on Use ..................... ii Indication on Safety................... iv NF2300-SR4xxE ....................xii 1. NOTES ON INSTALLATION AND HANDLING OF DISK ARRAY UNIT..1 Note on Carrying Disk Array Unit............1 Environment in Use of Disk Array Unit..........2 Installation and Connection of Disk Array Unit ........3 Notes on Use of Disk Array Unit ............5 Routine Inspection of Disk Array Unit ..........6 Notes on Storage or Carriage of Disk Array Unit........7...
  • Page 17 6. ADDITION OF OPTIONAL DEVICES ............56 Addition of Disk Drive ................56 Addition of Disk Enclosure..............61 Addition of Additional Control Card............67 Addition of Additional Host FC Port ...........73 Addition of Cache Memory ..............74 7. HANDLING OF DISK ARRAY UNIT .............79 Notes on Handling of Disk Array Unit..........79 Power On/Off of Disk Array Unit ............80 LD (Logical Disk) Setting Procedure ..........84 Spare Disk Setting Procedure............84...
  • Page 18 12.1 Port Mode ...................130 12.2 WWn Mode .................130 Dynamic Data Replication ...............131 Miscellaneous Settings ..............131 Various Default Values ..............131 Notes on Use of NEC Storage DynamicDataReplication ....132 Disk Enclosure Movement ...............133 Setting of OS Type ................133 Program Products................134 Updating of Control Software............134 Appendix B Installation Procedure ..............135...
  • Page 19: Notes On Installation And Handling Of Disk Array Unit

    1. NOTES ON INSTALLATION AND HANDLING OF DISK ARRAY UNIT Note on Carrying Disk Array Unit Be sure to hold the bottom the disk array unit when carrying it. Hold the front or side bottom of the disk array unit if possible.
  • Page 20: Environment In Use Of Disk Array Unit

    Environment in Use of Disk Array Unit In installation of the disk array unit, take into account the following items on the location, room temperature, space required for handling, ventilation, and other conditions. Install the disk array unit indoors. Do not expose the disk array unit to direct sunlight. Use a window shade or curtain to block sunlight to the unit if necessary.
  • Page 21: Installation And Connection Of Disk Array Unit

    Installation and Connection of Disk Array Unit WARNING Do not use the disk array unit in an area with much moisture or water usage. If so, a fault, electrical shock, or fire may occur. Do not use the disk array unit in an area where inflammable gas and/or combustible substance are placed.
  • Page 22 Do not use cables connected to the disk array unit with them leaving bent. If so, a fault or fire may occur. Use the cables approved by NEC as those connected to the disk array unit and check the destinations to which the cables are connected. In addition, always lock power cords and FC cables when they are connected.
  • Page 23: Notes On Use Of Disk Array Unit

    Notes on Use of Disk Array Unit Do not let any animal (pet) or children touch the cable connected to the disk array unit. Pulling the cable may cause the unit to fall down, resulting in failure of the unit. Do not enter any liquid such as water into the disk array unit.
  • Page 24: Routine Inspection Of Disk Array Unit

    Routine Inspection of Disk Array Unit CAUTION To clean the disk array unit, always turn off the power and also disconnect the plugs of power cord from AC outlets. If not, you may be electrically shocked. If a surface of the disk array unit becomes dirt, wipe the surface lightly with soft cloth.
  • Page 25: Notes On Storage Or Carriage Of Disk Array Unit

    Notes on Storage or Carriage of Disk Array Unit Do not store the disk array unit in an area where the temperature may increase extremely or the difference between the warm and cold states is considerably large. In addition, do not store the disk array unit in an area with much moisture or dust.
  • Page 26: Features Of Disk Array Unit

    NF23200-SR422E are equipped with three 36GB, 73GB, 147GB and 36GB/15,000 rpm disk drives, respectively. * Ask your sales agent for non-NEC servers (hosts) which are supported and compatible operating systems. You can easily expand the storage capacity by installing additional disk drives (options) in expansion slots (at shipment: 12 slots) of the disk array unit.
  • Page 27: Hot Spare Feature

    Hot Spare Feature Spare disks can be installed in the disk array unit. If a disk drive in the same FC loop as the spare disk, the data in the defective disk drive is recovered in the spare disk. After the data recovery, the disk array drive operates normally if another disk drive is defected (except for RAID level 0).
  • Page 28 When you change a failing disk to a spare disk, confirm the following to get the spare disk to function normally: The capacity of the spare disk is equal to or greater than that of the failing disk. The rotational speed of the spare disk is equal to or faster than that of the failing disk.
  • Page 29: Write Cache Feature

    Write Cache Feature For RAID level 5, the performance of the disk array unit may be decreased during writing of a small amount of data. It is because the previous data and parity data must be read to recalculate the parity. The disk array unit is equipped with cache memory.
  • Page 30: Dynamic Cross Call Feature

    To view the resources of the disk array unit through the host computer in real time, use the disk array unit management software "NEC Storage Manager" of "NEC Storage BaseProduct Ver 2.1 - NEC Storage S2300" (separately priced) that is used with the disk array unit. NEC Storage Manager also enables you to set the following parameters through the host computer: •...
  • Page 31: Raid Configuration

    RAID Configuration The RAID configuration in the array controller can be used in the combinations shown in the table below. RAID level RAID0 RAID1 RAID5 RAID10 Number of logical drives in configuration 1, 3, 5, 10, 2+1 to 14+1 2+2 to 7+7 Number of logical drives per subsystem 1,024 max.
  • Page 32: Names And Roles Of Sections

    3. NAMES AND ROLES OF SECTIONS This chapter describes the names and functions of the sections in the disk array unit. Array Controller (Front) (1) POWER LED (2) SERVICE LED A front mask is installed on the front face of the array controller as shown in the figure above.
  • Page 33 (3) Battery cover Opening the battery cover, you can see two battery backup units installed in the disk array unit. (4) Battery backup units (BBU0/BBU1) The battery backup units are installed to protect the data remaining in the cache memory at the occurrence of power interruption. See Section 3.3 "Battery Backup Unit"...
  • Page 34: Array Controller (rear)

    Array Controller (Rear) (1) Power supply for array controller (PS0) (1) Power supply for array controller (PS1) (2) Controller (CONT1) Label Label (3) LAN card (2) Controller (CONT0) (1) Power supplies for array controller (PS0/PS1) The power supplies are provided to supply power to the array controller. See Section 3.4 "Power Supply for Array Controller"...
  • Page 35: Battery Backup Unit

    Battery Backup Unit (1) Battery switch (3) Handle (2) Check terminal (1) Battery switch If the battery switch is set to ON, the battery backup power is supplied to the cache memory at the occurrence of power interruption. Turn on this switch before the disk array unit is used.
  • Page 36: Power Supply For Array Controller

    Power Supply for Array Controller (4) POWER GOOD LED (3) Power cooling fan (5) POWER FAIL (6) BBU FAIL (1) Power plug (2) Power switch (8) Removal protection mechanism (7) Handle (1) Power plug The power plug is intended to supply power to the array controller. Insert the receptacle of the power cord to the power plug and the plug of the power cord to an outlet of 100-120 VAC power at 50 or 60 Hz.
  • Page 37 (3) Power cooling fan When the power switch is set to ON, a cooling fan is rotating. Note that the ventilating holes are not blocked Install the disk array unit so that the ventilating holes may not be blocked. If either or both of the ventilating holes are blocked, the internal temperature of the array controller may increase to cause a fault to occur.
  • Page 38: Controller

    Controller (13) FC connector (for connection of (1) Controller cooling fan (FAN1) host bus adapter) (HF0) (4) BATTERY BACKUP LED (5) BBU READY LED (1) Controller cooling fan (FAN0) (14) LINKUP LED (8) RS232C connector (DL0/DL1) FAULT (15) HOST-2G LED (11) DISK-2G LED (12) FC connectors (for connection of (2) FAN LED (FAN0)
  • Page 39 (4) BATTERY BACKUP LED (orange) With no power supplies for array controller supplying power normally in such a case as power interruption, the BAT LED lights orange if the cache is subject to battery backup. If any of the controllers, power supplies, and batteries is replaced during the BAT LED ON with no power supplies for array controller supplying power normally, the backup data is lost.
  • Page 40 (13) FC connector (for connection of host bus adapter) (HF0) The FC connector is used to connect the host system with the disk array unit. See Chapter 5 "CONNECTION OF DISK ARRAY UNIT" for the cable connection. (14) LINKUP LEDs (DL0/DL1/HL0) A LINKUP LED lights green if the respective FC connector (FC port) becomes operable (to link up).
  • Page 41: Lan Card

    LAN Card (4) LINK LED (2) SHUT DOWN LED (3) READY LED FAULT (1) SHUT DOWN switch (6) RS232C connector (7) UPS connectors (8) Ethernet connector (1) SHUT DOWN switch (toggle switch) Use this switch to turn off the disk array unit. Normally set this switch to OFF. Turning on this switch starts writing the cache data remaining in the array controller into disk drive.
  • Page 42 Consequently, the operation may stop or data may be lost. (8) Ethernet connector The Ethernet connector is provided to connect Ethernet (10/100BASE-T) for remote maintenance or for using the disk array unit management software "NEC Storage Manager" of "NEC Storage BaseProduct Ver2.1 - NEC Storage S2300" (separately priced).
  • Page 43: Disk Enclosure (front)

    Disk Enclosure (Front) (1) POWER LED (2) SERVICE LED A front mask is installed on the front face of the disk enclosure as shown in the figure above. The front mask can be removed by releasing the lock with the accessory key and pulling out toward you with your hands hooked on the both sides of the mask.
  • Page 44 (3) Disk drives/dummy trays Disk drive: Contains a hard disk (HDD) with the dedicated tray. Dummy tray: Contains only the dedicated tray with no hard disk. When the disk array unit is shipped, disk drives are installed in 3 slots from the left viewed from the front, and dummy trays are installed in the 12 remaining slots.
  • Page 45: Disk Enclosure (rear)

    Disk Enclosure (Rear) (2) Adapter (ADP1) (2) Adapter (ADP0) (1) Power supply for disk enclosure (PS1) (1) Power supply for disk enclosure (PS0) (1) Power supplies for disk enclosure (PS0/PS1) The power supply is intended to supply power to the disk enclosure. See Section 3.9 "Power Supply for Disk Enclosure".
  • Page 46: Power Supply For Disk Enclosure

    Power Supply for Disk Enclosure (4) POWER GOOD LED (5) POWER FAULT (2) Power switch (1) Power plug (7) Ejector (3) Cooling fans (6) Power cord stopper (1) Power plug The power plug is intended to supply power to the disk enclosure. Insert the receptacle of the power cord to the power plug and the plug of the power cord to an outlet of 100-120 VAC power at 50 or 60 Hz.
  • Page 47 (4) POWER GOOD LED (green) The POWER GOOD LED lights green when the AC power is supplied to the disk enclosure and the power switch is set to ON. The LED is off if the power switch is set to OFF or a fault occurs in the power supply. (5) POWER FAULT LED (orange) The POWER FAULT LED lights if a fault occurs in the power supply (including fan failure).
  • Page 48: Adapter

    3.10 Adapter (8) DIAG READY LED (4) LINKUP LEDs (6) DE-DIAG ID switch (9) Ejector FAULT (5) AL-PA switch (3) FC connector (7) DE-DIAG connector (1) READY LED (FC-IN / FC-OUT) (PORT0 / PORT1) (1) READY LED (green) The READY LED lights green when the adapter is powered on and the initial diagnostics in the adapter is completed normally.
  • Page 49 (6) DE-DIAG ID switch The DE-DIAG ID switch sets the DE-DIAG address of the disk enclosure. Set "0" for all the DE-DIAG IDs of the adapters installed in the disk enclosure that is connected with the standard controller board on the array controller via the FC cable (HSSDC).
  • Page 50: Additional Control Card

    3.11 Additional Control Card (5) HOST-2G LED (H2G) (4) DISK-2G LED (D2G) (3) LINKUP LED (DL3) (6) AL-PA switch (3) LINKUP LED (HL1) (3) LINKUP LED (DL2) (1) FC connectors (for connection (2) FC connector (for connection of disk enclosure) of host bus adapter) (1) FC connectors (for connection of disk enclosure) (DEF2/DEF3) Each FC connector is used to connect the array controller with the disk enclosure.
  • Page 51 (6) AL-PA switch The AL-PA switch sets the address of the disk array unit as a FibreChannel device in the host FC loop. Set an AL-PA so that it will be different from the AL-PAs of other FibreChannel devices in the same host FC loop. When installing or replacing the additional control card into the controller, push it as far as it will go and then secure it with the screws.
  • Page 52: Additional Fc Port

    3.12 Additional FC Port (5) HOST-2G LED (H2G) (6) AL-PA switch (3) LINKUP LED (HL1) (2) FC connector (for connection of host bus adapter) (1) FC connector (for connection of host bus adapter) (HF1) The FC connector is used to connect the host system with the disk array unit. See Section 5 "CONNECTION OF DISK ARRAY UNIT"...
  • Page 53: Installation And Connection Procedures

    Storage Manager or contact your maintenance service agent. • Check of resource status for disk array unit Before using the disk array unit, check the resource status including controller, power supply, battery backup unit, controller cooling fans, and disk drives by using the NEC Storage Manager.
  • Page 54: Connection Of Disk Array Unit

    Any FC cable and DE diagnosis cable used for the connection of the disk array unit shall be approved by NEC. Also, the length of the cable shall be within the rating range. If a cable not approved by NEC is used or the length of the cable is out of the rating range, read data may be incorrect or invalid data may be written.
  • Page 55: Notes On Connection Of Disk Array Unit

    Confirm the following items before attempting to connect the disk array unit: (1) Connection cable Use the provided or NEC-specified power cord to connect the disk array unit with the power supply. To connect the host bus adapter of the host system or the FC-AL switch with the array controller, be sure to use the NEC-specified FC cable.
  • Page 56: Connection Of Disk Array Unit

    Connection of Disk Array Unit This section shows recommended connection samples. To make any of the recommended connections, you need to connect two host bus adapters with the host system. Two LC-LC cables (or two SC-SC cables and two FC conversion cables) are necessary for connecting the host bus adapters.
  • Page 57 With the host bus adapter connectors of "SC" type HSSDC cables DE diagnosis cables SC-SC cables Relay connectors DE diagnosis cables HSSDC cables FC conversion cables The second and following disk enclosures are optional. See Section 6.2 "Addition of Disk Enclosure". Connect the disk array unit with the host unit by using an FC cable in the following procedure.
  • Page 58 (1) Check of Power Supply Check that the power switch on the disk array unit and those on the host system are set to OFF and the plugs of the power cords are removed from AC outlets. Power supply for array controller Power supply for disk enclosure...
  • Page 59 (2) Connection of disk array unit with host system With the host bus adapter connectors of "LC" type Use the separately priced FC cable (NF9320-SJ0xE). Push the connector at either end of the cable into the FC connector (HFx) for the host bus adapter of either controller (CONT0 or CONT1) until a click is heard.
  • Page 60 (3) Connection between array controllers and disk enclosures Push the connector at either end of the FC cable (HSSDC) into the FC connector (DEF0) for the disk enclosure of the controller 0 (CONT0) until a click is heard. The FC cable (HSSDC) has the same connectors at both ends. Either connector may be connected to the controller.
  • Page 61 Subsequently, use the DE diagnosis cable provided with the additional disk enclosure or the DE diagnosis cable of the separately priced DE cable (NF9120-SJ04E). Push the connector at either end of the DE diagnosis cable into the DE-DIAG connector [PORT1] on adapter 0 (ADP0) of the existing disk enclosure until a click is heard.
  • Page 62 enclosure that is connected with the additional control card via the FC cable (HSSDC). The DE-DIAG ID switch is factory-set to "0". 4 3 2 1 4 3 2 1 ON When DE-DIAG ID = "0" When DE-DIAG ID = "1" The outline of disk enclosure cable connections and the settings of AL-PA/DE-DIAG switches are shown in pages 45 and 46.
  • Page 64 Outline of cable connections on disk enclosures and settings of AL-PA/DE-DIAG switches Sample configuration 1: NF2300-SR4xxE...
  • Page 65 Sample configuration 2: NF2300-SR4xxE + NF2300-SP02E...
  • Page 66: Connection Of Disk Array Unit As Additional Unit

    Connection of Disk Array Unit as Additional Unit This section describes the procedure of installing the disk array unit itself additionally. The following describes a sample connection when a single disk array unit is installed additionally in a system containing another disk array unit.
  • Page 67 If the host bus adapter connectors and FC-AL HUB connectors are of "SC" type FC conversion cable and SC-SC cable SC-SC cables FC-AL HUB FC-AL HUB FC conversion cable and SC-SC cable Connect the disk array unit with the host unit by using an FC cable in the following procedure.
  • Page 68 (2) Connection of disk array unit with host unit If the host bus adapter connectors and FC-AL HUB connectors are of "LC" type Use the separately priced FC cable (NF9320-SJ0xE). Push the connector at either end of the cable into the FC connector (HFx) for the host bus adapter of either controller (CONT0 or CONT1) until a click is heard.
  • Page 69 If the host bus adapter connectors and FC-AL HUB connectors are of "SC" type Use the separately priced FC conversion cable (NF9310-SJ10E). The cable has different-size connectors at the ends. Push the smaller connector into the FC connector (HFx) for the host bus adapter of either controller (CONT0 or CONT1) until a click is heard.
  • Page 70: Connection Of Ethernet Cable

    Connect the separately priced Ethernet cable to the LAN modular jack on the LAN card. Connect the host system on which the management software NEC Storage Manager is installed to Ethernet. Only connecting the cable to the LAN card cannot make it possible to use the NEC Storage Manager through Ethernet.
  • Page 71: Connection Of Power Cords

    Be sure to use the power cords provided with the disk array unit or NEC-specified power cords. The disk array unit has the redundant power configuration to prevent the entire unit from shutting down due to a single failure.
  • Page 72 (2) Connection of power cords Insert the receptacle of the power cord into the power plug on the power supply. Make sure that the removal protection mechanism for the power supply of the array controller is placed outward as shown in the figure below. Then inset the power cord to the plug.
  • Page 73 (3) Connection of power plug Insert the plug of the power cord to an AC outlet. Because the plug has an earth pin, use an AC outlet with earth terminal for the connection as shown in the figure below. While the disk array unit can accept the power of 100 - 240 VAC (50/60 Hz), the power cord coming with the disk array unit can only accept 100 –...
  • Page 74: Addition Of Optional Devices

    6. ADDITION OF OPTIONAL DEVICES Addition of Disk Drive CAUTION Keep the product in an area where high temperatures do not occur and the difference between the high and low temperatures is not large. Do not keep the product in a place with high humidity and/or much dust. Note that foreign substances such as water and metal may not be entered into the product during storage.
  • Page 75: Installation Procedure

    When you change a failing disk to a spare disk, confirm the following to get the spare disk to function normally: The capacity of the spare disk is equal to or greater than that of the failing disk. The rotational speed of the spare disk is equal to or faster than that of the failing disk.
  • Page 76 (2) Removal of dummy tray Pull the ejector on the dummy tray toward you to release the lock. A click occurs when the lock is released. If the lock is released, hold the handle and pull out the dummy tray. Be sure to keep removed dummy trays in the designated place.
  • Page 77 The disk array unit cannot use the disk drive only if the disk drive is installed additionally. Provide the proper setting for the disk drive by using the "NEC Storage Manager" feature of the disk array unit or contact the service...
  • Page 78 (4) Writing information on option label To allow the options installed in the disk enclosure to be found by external view, the label indicating the options available for the installation is put on the disk enclosure. If a disk drive is added, write down the last two digits of model number and a check mark at the corresponding field on the label to indicate the addition as shown in the figure below.
  • Page 79: Addition Of Disk Enclosure

    Addition of Disk Enclosure CAUTION Save the product in an area where high temperature do not occur and the difference between the high and low temperatures is not large. Do not save the product in a place with high humidity and/or much dust. Note that foreign substances such as water and metal may not be entered into the product during storage.
  • Page 80 <Addition procedure> (1) Power check Make sure that the power switch of the disk enclosure to be added is set to OFF and the plug of the power cords is removed from AC outlet. The powers of the disk array and host units may be set to ON. However, it is recommended to advance the procedure with the powers set to OFF.
  • Page 81 (3) Connection between array controllers and disk enclosures Use the FC cable (HSSDC) provided with the additional disk enclosure or the FC cable (HSSDC) of the separately priced DE cable (NF9120-SJ04E). Push the connector at either end of the FC cable into the FC connector (DEF2) for the disk enclosure, which is on the additional control card in the controller 0 (CONT0) of the disk array unit until a click is heard.
  • Page 82 (4) Settings of switches Setting of AL-PA switch on disk enclosure Set an AL-PA by using the AL-PA switch on each adapter of the additional disk enclosure. The AL-PA switches on both adapters are factory-set to "1". Set an AL-PA so that it will be different from the AL-PAs of other disk enclosures in the same FC loop.
  • Page 83 Insert the receptacle of the power cord provided with the additional disk enclosure, into the power plug on the power supply of the disk enclosure. You can use the NEC-specified power cord alternatively. When connecting the power supply of the disk enclosure, push down the power cord...
  • Page 84 Insert the plug of the power cord, provided with the additional disk enclosure or NEC-specified power cord, into an AC outlet. You can use the NEC-specified power cord alternatively. Since the plug has an earth pin, it must be connected to an AC outlet with an earth terminal as shown below.
  • Page 85: Addition Of Additional Control Card

    Addition of Additional Control Card CAUTION Save the product in an area where high temperature do not occur and the difference between the high and low temperatures is not large. Do not save the product in a place with high humidity and/or much dust. Save the product into the package during storage or shipment.
  • Page 86 <Addition procedure> (1) Power check Make sure that the power switch of the disk array unit and that of the host unit are set to OFF and the plugs of the power cords are removed from AC outlets. (2) Settings of topology and data transfer rate A topology and data transfer rate must be set correctly in accordance with the host bus adapter to be connected or the connection mode of the FC-AL switch.
  • Page 87 (5) Removal of blank panel Remove the two screws securing the blank panel of the controller, and then remove the blank panel. Be sure to keep removed blank panel in the safe place. After removing an additional control card from the unit, be sure to install a blank panel into the slot.
  • Page 88 When you have placed the additional control card correctly, push both sides (indicated by the bold arrows in the figure below) of the connector on the card with your thumbs until fitting in the connector firmly. After confirming that the connector is fit in, firmly secure the additional control card with five screws - two screws you removed in "(5) Removal of blank panel"...
  • Page 89 (7) Set of AL-PA Set the AL-PA of the additional control card. The AL-PA is set to "02" or "03" at the shipment. Set the AL-PA so that it may not be the same as that of another FibreChannel device in the same host FC loop. (8) Installation of controller Open the ejectors of the controller, insert the controller into the slot to the end securely.
  • Page 90 (9) Installation of cables Connect the cables removed from the controller in step (2) Removal of cables to the mating connectors as before. (10) Installing in other controller Install the additional control card in the other controller in the procedure described in steps (2) to (9) above.
  • Page 91: Addition Of Additional Host Fc Port

    Addition of Additional Host FC Port CAUTION Save the product in an area where high temperature do not occur and the difference between the high and low temperatures is not large. Do not save the product in a place with high humidity and/or much dust. Save the product into the package during storage or shipment.
  • Page 92: Addition Of Cache Memory

    Addition of Cache Memory CAUTION Save the product in an area where high temperature do not occur and the difference between the high and low temperatures is not large. Do not save the product in a place with high humidity and/or much dust. Save the product into the package during storage or shipment.
  • Page 93 <Addition procedure> (1) Power check Make sure that the power switches of the disk array unit and host unit are set to OFF and the power plugs are removed from AC outlets. When you add cache memory, confirm that the power switch of the disk array unit is off and the [BAT LED] of each controller is off.
  • Page 94 (4) Installation of cache memory Install additional cache memory in the controller or additional control card. The controller and additional control card have the same socket. Perform the following procedure for installing cache memory in the controller or additional control card: •...
  • Page 95 (5) Installation of controller Open the ejectors of the controller, insert the controller into the slot to the end securely. (The lock of the protection shutter closed when the controller was pulled out is automatically released by inserting the controller.) Insert the controller as far as it will go, and close the ejector.
  • Page 96 (6) Installation of cables Connect the cables removed from the controller in step (2) Removal of cables to the mating connectors as before. (7) Installing in other controller Install the cache memory in the other controller in the procedure described in steps (2) to (6) above.
  • Page 97: Handling Of Disk Array Unit

    7. HANDLING OF DISK ARRAY UNIT This chapter describes how to handle the disk array unit. Notes on Handling of Disk Array Unit Note the following in use of the disk array unit. Invalid handling of the disk array unit may cause the unit to be defected and/or some data to be broken.
  • Page 98: Power On/off Of Disk Array Unit

    Power On/Off of Disk Array Unit This section describes how to turn on or off the power of the disk array unit. Turning on or off the power carelessly may cause some data to be broken, some software to operate incorrectly, and/or the unit to be defected.
  • Page 99 Alternatively, offline all the buses connected to the host system that is connected with the disk array unit. If NEC Storage DynamicDataReplication is used, execute the Unpair command. Turn on the shut down switch (toggle switch with SHUT DOWN indicated) of the LAN card in the array controller.
  • Page 100 When the disk array unit has started (when the READY LED of the controller on the array controller stops flashing and enters the on state), turn off the shut down switch. Then, execute the Unpair command for paired disks under NEC Storage DynamicDataReplication, and turn on the shut down switch to complete the write operation.
  • Page 101 (3) Turning off AC power Turn off the host system or FC-AL switch, and then perform the procedure explained in "(2) Notes on AC power-off" before turning off the power. After finishing the operation in a, turn off the array controller and then all the disk enclosures including additional disk enclosures.
  • Page 102: Ld (logical Disk) Setting Procedure

    When the disk drives are added to the disk array unit, the RAID level and LD (logical disk) must be set appropriately. Set the RAID level and LD (logical disk) by using the "NEC Storage Manager", or contact the service engineer with expert knowledge in your service representative for setting of the RAID level and LD.
  • Page 103: Action Taken At Occurrence Of Fault Or Error

    The user may remove a defected component and a new component for the replacement depending on the description in this chapter. However, if so, NEC does not assume the responsibility for any damage of the disk array unit and components and any influence resulting from the operation of the disk array unit.
  • Page 104: Countermeasures Taken When Occurrence Of A Fault Is Suspected

    Countermeasures Taken When Occurrence of a Fault is Suspected If you suspect the occurrence of a fault during the use of the disk array unit, check the status based on the tables below. If a symptom which is not described in the tables at all or the specified countermeasures cannot recover the proper operation, contact the maintenance service agent.
  • Page 105: Computer Virus

    LED (green) being on. The logical disk of the disk array unit is not Assign the logical disk number appropriately using assigned. the "NEC Storage Manager" or contact your service representative. Computer Virus Computer virus is one of major computer troubles.
  • Page 106: Indication At Occurrence Of Fault

    Indication at Occurrence of Fault If the disk array unit is defected, the SERVICE LED on the array controller lights orange and also the LED specific for each unit lights to indicate defected unit. The table below shows the relation between the LED indicating the occurrence of a fault and the defected unit.
  • Page 107: Fault Of Controller

    Fault of Controller If a controller is defected, the SERVICE LED on the array controller lights orange. In addition, the FAULT LED on the controller lights orange. The defected controller may be replaced with new one with the power of the disk array unit remaining ON. If a cache or additional card installed in the controller is defected, the SERVICE LED on the relevant array controller and the FAULT LED on the controller are lit.
  • Page 108 (3) Set the DIP switch and AL-PA switch on the new controller for replacement to be the same as that of the defected controller. (4) Open the ejectors of the controller for replacement, insert the controller into the slot to the end securely. (The lock of the protection shutter closed when the controller was pulled out is automatically released by inserting the controller.)
  • Page 109 Insert the controller as far as it will go, and close the ejector. Strongly push the ejector (the part indicated by the arrow in the figure) until the controller is inserted firmly, and secure the ejector with the screw. When inserting the controller into the array controller, push it as far as it will go and then secure it with the screws.
  • Page 110: Fault Of Controller Cooling Fan

    Fault of Controller Cooling Fan If a controller cooling fan is defected, the SERVICE LED on the array controller lights orange. In addition, the FAN LED on the corresponding controller lights orange. The defected controller cooling fan may be replaced with the power of the disk array unit remaining ON.
  • Page 111: Fault Of Lan Card

    Fault of LAN Card WARNING The LAN card contains lithium battery. Do not remove the lithium battery. The lithium battery may explode when it is brought close to fire or immersed in water. Dispose of the LAN card according to local ordinance. Contact your local government for details.
  • Page 112: Fault Of Power Supply For Array Controller

    Fault of Power Supply for Array Controller If a power supply is defected, the SERVICE LED on the array controller lights orange. In addition, the POWER FAIL LED on the power supply lights orange. The defected power supply may be replaced with the other power supply remaining ON. <Replacement procedure>...
  • Page 113 (4) Hold the handle of the defected power supply and pull out it. (5) Make sure that the switch of the power supply for replacement is set to OFF and the power cord is removed from the power plug. (6) Slide the removal protection mechanism inward as shown in the figure below and insert the power supply for replacement into the slot securely.
  • Page 114 (7) Slide the removal protection mechanism outward and fix it with a single screw. When inserting the power supply into the array controller, push it as far as it will go and then secure it with the screws. Incorrect insertion may cause malfunction. (8) Connect the power cord of the replaced power supply to the power plug.
  • Page 115: Fault Of Battery Backup Unit

    Fault of Battery Backup Unit If the battery backup unit is defected, the SERVICE LED on the array controller lights orange. In addition, the BBU FAIL LED on the power supply corresponding to the defected battery backup unit, PS0 for BBU0 or PS1 for BBU1, lights orange. The defected battery backup unit may be replaced with the power supply of the disk array unit remaining ON.
  • Page 116 (5) Make sure that the battery switch of the battery backup unit for replacement is set to OFF. (6) Insert the battery backup unit for replacement into the slot and fix it with two screws. For the insertion, fit the drop protection claw to the notch on the chassis, slide the unit to the left, and insert it slowly.
  • Page 117: Fault Of Disk Drive

    Fault of Disk Drive If a disk drive is defected, the SERVICE LED on the array controller lights orange. In addition, the SERVICE LED on the disk enclosure in which the defected disk drive is installed and the FAULT LED on the defected disk drive are lit orange. The defected disk drive may be replaced with the powers of the disk array unit and disk enclosure remaining ON.
  • Page 118 (3) Select the location label having the same location as that of the defected disk drive from the location label provided with the replacing disk drive, and then put the label on the replacing disk drive. Location label (4) With the ejector of the new disk drive opened, engage the guides on the top and bottom faces of the disk drive with the guide grooves on the disk enclosure and insert the disk drive to the end slowly.
  • Page 119 (5) Inserting a new disk drive allows the data recovery to be started automatically. If the auto repair feature is set to OFF, issue a recovery instruction from the management software in manual mode to start recovery. Otherwise, the reduced state ("reduce" shown as the logical disk status) remains.
  • Page 120: Fault Of Power Supply For Disk Enclosure

    8.10 Fault of Power Supply for Disk Enclosure If the power supply for the disk enclosure is defected, the SERVICE LED on the array controller lights orange. In addition, the SERVICE LED on the disk enclosure in which the defected power supply is installed and the POWER FAULT LED on the defected power supply are lit orange.
  • Page 121 (2) Loosen a screw securing the ejector, put your finger on the protrusion (shown in the figure) of the ejector, and pull it toward you. When the ejector turns by 90 , pull out the defected power supply. When the defected power supply comes out, hold it with both hands and slowly remove it.
  • Page 122 (4) With the ejector pulled toward you, hold the new power supply for the disk enclosure with both hands and insert it into the slot. (5) Push the protrusion (shown in the figure) of the ejector to turn the ejector and push in the new power supply.
  • Page 123 (7) When connecting the power supply of the disk enclosure, push down the power cord stopper toward the left, insert the power cord, and secure the power cord by firmly fitting the power cord stopper into the receptacle of the power cord. After that, turn on the power switch.
  • Page 124: Fault Of Adapter

    8.11 Fault of Adapter If an adapter is defected, the SERVICE LED on the array controller lights orange. In addition, the SERVICE LED on the disk enclosure in which the defected adapter is installed and the FAULT LED on the defected adapter are lit orange. The defected adapter may be replaced with the powers of the array controller and disk enclosure remaining ON.
  • Page 125 (4) Set the AL-PA and DE-DIAG ID of the adapter for replacement to be the same as those of the defected adapter. Before replacing the adapter, make sure that the AL-PA switch of the adapter for replacement is set to the same value as that of the defected adapter, as well as the sound adapter.
  • Page 126 (7) Strongly push the ejector (the part indicated by the arrow in the figure) until the adapter is inserted firmly, and secure the ejector with the screw. When inserting the adapter into the disk enclosure, push it as far as it will go and then secure it with the screws.
  • Page 127: Check Of Type Name And Manufacturing Numbers

    8.12 Check of Type Name and Manufacturing Numbers The types name and manufacturing number of the disk array unit are shown at the locations in the figure below Manufacturing number label of array controller Manufacturing number label of basic enclosure Manufacturing number label of controller Manufacturing number label of battery backup unit Manufacturing number label of power supply...
  • Page 128 Manufacturing number label of disk enclosure Manufacturing number label of basic enclosure Manufacturing number label of adapter Manufacturing number label of power supply for disk enclosure...
  • Page 129: Preparation Before Phone Call

    8.13 Preparation before Phone Call When you have any question or desire to contact us on the occurrence of a fault or error on the unit, do the following preparations before calling us: • Write down the failure or fault status and questions. •...
  • Page 130: Product Specification

    9. PRODUCT SPECIFICATION Basic Specification of Disk Array Unit The table below shows the basic specification of the disk array unit. Physical sector length (bytes/sector) Number of standard disk drives per unit Maximum number of disk drives per unit Hot spare feature Provided Host interface specification (*1) FC-AL / Fablic (Point to Point) [Optical]...
  • Page 131: Environmental Conditions Of Disk Array Unit

    Environmental Conditions of Disk Array Unit The table below shows the environmental conditions of the disk array unit. Operating Halting *2 Ambient temperature 5°C to 40°C -10°C to 60°C Relative humidity *1 10% to 80% 5% to 80% Wet-bulb temperature 0°C to 27°C -8°C to 29°C Allowable vibration level...
  • Page 132: How To Change Topology And Data Transfer Rate

    How to Change Topology and Data Transfer Rate You can change the topology and data transfer rate for each port by the DIP switch (SW2) on the controller or the DIP switch (SW1) on the additional control card or additional host FC port.
  • Page 133 DIP switch of additional control card or additional host FC port If the FC port connector of the additional control card or additional host FC port is placed on the right side, use the DIP switch in the rear of the right side. Bit position Setting and function Fixed to OFF (Reserved)
  • Page 134: Appendix A Features Of Disk Array Unit

    Appendix A Features of Disk Array Unit Battery Backup The disk array unit keeps memory data with battery while the power is off. Accordingly, to make the power off for a period longer than the battery hold period, it is necessary to make sure that the BAT LED on the controller is off (this indicates that no data is saved in cache).
  • Page 135: Auto Assignment Feature

    NEC Storage Manager Configuration" for the use of the management software (NEC Storage Manager). Note 1: It is recommended that the alternate path feature by middleware such as NEC Storage PathManager is made valid from the viewpoint of data protection if the cross call feature is set to ON.
  • Page 136: Expand Lun Feature

    OS in use. This feature can be set to ON/OFF per port (default is OFF). The feature must be set to OFF (default) in ports connected with the NEC Express 5800 series system or the CX5000 system.
  • Page 137: Hot Spare Mode

    Hot Spare Mode The operation after replacement of the defected disk by the hot spare repair can be specified by using the management software (NEC Storage Manager). ON (Level-b0): Restores data after replacement of defected disk (default). OFF (Level-A): Does not restore data after replacement of defected disk. The new disk is changed to the spare disk.
  • Page 138: Repair Time

    Without commands from the higher system, the repair operates in the fastest mode. See "Several Settings on PD (Set of Repair Time)" in "Guide to Setting of NEC Storage Manager Configuration" for the use of the management software (NEC Storage Manager).
  • Page 139 Rank capacity expansion (for Solaris) Note: Always provide the data backup before the rank capacity expansion. It is because the job may cause some data to be lost. The dynamic capacity expansion is not available in the environment in which Veritas volume management software VxVM is used.
  • Page 140 AVAILABLE DISK SELECTIONS: 0. c0t1d0 <SUN9.0G cyl 4924 alt 2 hd 27 sec 133> /pci@1f,4000/scsi@3/sd@1,0 1. c3t4d0 <NEC-NEC Storage2000-W269 cyl 1020 alt 2 hd 16 sec 128> /pci@6,2000/scsi@1/sd@4,0 2. c3t4d1 <NEC-NEC Storage2000-W269 cyl 1020 alt 2 hd 16 sec 128>...
  • Page 141 PARTITION MENU: - change `0' partition - change `1' partition - change `2' partition - change `3' partition - change `4' partition - change `5' partition - change `6' partition - change `7' partition select - select a predefined table modify - modify a predefined partition table name - name the current table...
  • Page 142 19. NEC-NEC Storage2000-W269 20. NEC-NEC Storage2000-W269 21. other ← Select Auto configure. Specify disk type (enter its number)[19]: 0 c3t4d0: configured with capacity of 1.50GB Recognition of logically <NEC-NEC Storage2000-W269 cyl 1532 alt 2 hd 16 sec 128> expanded capacity...
  • Page 143 format> p PARTITION MENU: Indicates the number of cylinders expanded See (3) (This area appears to be the same as area (3)). logically. partition> p The information subject Current partition table (original): to logical expansion Total disk cylinders available: 1532 + 2 (reserved cylinders) appears.
  • Page 144 See the information below for the recovered result. partition> p Current partition table (unnamed): Total disk cylinders available: 1532 + 2 (reserved cylinders) Part Flag Cylinders Size Blocks root 32.00MB (32/0/0) 65536 swap 32 - 64.00MB (64/0/0) 131072 backup 0 - 1531 1.50GB (1532/0/0) 3137536 3 unassigned...
  • Page 145 AVAILABLE DISK SELECTIONS: 0. c0t1d0 <SUN9.0G cyl 4924 alt 2 hd 27 sec 133> /pci@1f,4000/scsi@3/sd@1,0 1. c3t4d0 <NEC-NEC Storage2000-W269 cyl 1532 alt 2 hd 16 sec 128> /pci@6,2000/scsi@1/sd@4,0 2. c3t4d1 <NEC-NEC Storage2000-W269 cyl 1020 alt 2 hd 16 sec 128>...
  • Page 146: Logical Disk Capacity

    Configuration" for the use of the management software (NEC Storage Manager). For NEC Storage Manager, the logical disk capacity can be specified with an integer multiple of the basic capacity, or the least common multiple of (stripe size) × (number of data disks) and 1024 (400h).
  • Page 147 Maximum Logical Disk Capacity (MB) M=1024^2 RAID Type Number of PDs 147G Single unit 34087 68284 136325 RAID0 (1) 34087 68284 136325 RAID0 (3) 102261 204852 408975 RAID9 (5) 170435 341420 681625 RAID0 (10) 340870 682840 1363251 RAID0 (15) 511305 1024260 2044876 RAID1 (1+1)
  • Page 148: Access Control

    Before the access control feature can be used on this disk array unit, the license key provided with the software must be entered from "NEC Storage Manager" in order to release the license lock.
  • Page 149: Dynamic Data Replication

    Refer to the manual provided with the software. Before the Dynamic Data Replication can be used on this disk array unit, the license key provided with the software must be entered from "NEC Storage Manager" in order to release the license lock.
  • Page 150: Notes On Use Of Nec Storage Dynamicdatareplication

    Notes on Use of NEC Storage DynamicDataReplication The following explains notes (state transition) if the event below occurs while Dynamic Data Replication is used: – A controller is replaced – The holding of cache memory data by the battery backup unit in power-off state exceeds the specified time.
  • Page 151: Disk Enclosure Movement

    If the host using both Solaris and AIX is contained, specify either one operating system. The OS type can be set with the "Configuration Setting" of the management software (NEC Storage Manager). In the WWn mode, use "LD Set Type" of the NEC Storage Manager to specify the OS.
  • Page 152: Program Products

    To use the disk array unit, release the license lock using the license code that is provided with "NEC Storage BaseProduct Ver2.1 - NEC Storage2300." A designated maintenance person is responsible for releasing the license lock of "NEC Storage BaseProduct Ver2.1-NEC Storage2300" during the installation of the disk array unit.
  • Page 153: Appendix B Installation Procedure

    To unbind the logical disk, 2-step procedure consisting of LD unbind and RANK unbind is required. For how to use the management software (NEC Storage Manager), see "Several settings on PD (RANK unbind and LD unbind)" in "Guide to Setting of NEC Storage Manager Configuration". Example: Unbinding logical disk 0 Already Bound •...
  • Page 154: Binding Logical Disk

    "Logical Disk Capacity" in Appendix A for details. See "Several Settings on PD (RANK and LD Bindings" in the "Guide to Setting Configuration of NEC Storage Manager" for how to use the management software (NEC Storage Manager). Example: Creation of logical disk 0 of the maximum capacity in 36GB HDD of RAID 5 (6+P) •...
  • Page 155: Turning On Cross Call Feature

    However, data destruction may occur if the transmission path feature is not provided by middleware such as NEC Storage PathManager. If so, it is recommended to use the logical disks with the cross call feature set to OFF.

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