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NF2300-SE41E
Additional Disk Enclosure
User's Guide
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
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used solely for the purpose for which it was furnished by NEC
Corporation. No part of this document may be reproduced or
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permission of NEC Corporation.
856-850305-102-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 additional disk enclosure. WARNING Do not use the additional disk enclosure in an area with much moisture or water usage. If so, a fault, electrical shock, or fire may occur. Do not use the additional disk enclosure in an area where inflammable gas and/or combustible substance are placed.
  • Page 5 CAUTION Do not install the additional disk enclosure and disk array unit on an unstable place. If so, some substances may be dropped to cause you to be injured. Do not install the additional disk enclosure 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 additional disk enclosure. They are intended to always make you conscious of possible dangers when you handle the additional disk enclosure. (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 8 (4) Keep this manual in a convenient area even after you finished reading it. (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 unit regardless of the item in (3).
  • Page 9: Preface

    Thank you very much for your purchase of the additional disk enclosure. The manual describes the operations and notes on use of Additional Disk Enclosure NF2300-SE41E available for the NF2300-SR4xxE disk array unit to be connected to NEC Express5800, NX7000, or CX5000 series system.
  • Page 10: Check Of Components In Package

    For NEC Storage rack (L and R) * Use the HSSDC cable and DE diagnosis cable provided with the additional disk enclosure for connecting disk array unit NEC Storage S2300 with the additional disk enclosure. A DE cable set (NF9120-SJ04E), which is separately priced, may be used instead of the provided cables.
  • Page 11 NF2300-SE41E (1) Additional disk enclosure (The figure above shows the unit with the front mask installed.) (2) Power cord (3) HSSDC cable (4) DE diagnosis cable (5) Front mask (6) Key (7) User's guide (This document) (8) List of accessories (9) Location label (10) Rack mount kit - ix -...
  • Page 12: Legend

    Indicates the hard disk unit with dedicated tray. Dummy tray Indicates the dedicated tray only, with no hard disk installed. Host system Indicates the NEC Express5800 series, NX 7000 series, or CX5000 series. Host bus adapter Indicates the FibreChannel controller for NEC Express5800 series, FC-AL SCSI connection mechanism for NX7000 series, or FibreChannel controller for CX5000 series.
  • Page 13: Table Of Contents

    Contents Notes on Use ..................... ii Indication on Safety................... iv Preface ......................vii Check of Components in Package ..............viii Legend.......................x 1. NOTES ON INSTALLATION AND HANDLING OF ADDITIONAL DISK ENCLOSURE ....................1 Note on Carrying Additional Disk Enclosure ........1 Environment in Use of Additional Disk Enclosure ........2 Installation and Connection of Additional Disk Enclosure.....3 Notes on Use of Additional Disk Enclosure..........5 Routine Inspection of Additional Disk Enclosure........6...
  • Page 14 8. ACTION TAKEN AT OCCURRENCE OF FAULT OR ERROR ....40 Countermeasures Taken when Occurrence of a Fault is Suspected ................41 Indication at Occurrence of Fault ............43 Fault of Disk Drive ................44 Fault of Power Supply for Disk Enclosure..........47 Fault of Adapter .................51 Check of Type Name and Manufacturing Numbers ......54 Preparation before Phone Call............55 Service and Support ................55...
  • Page 15: Notes On Installation And Handling Of Additional Disk Enclosure

    NOTES ON INSTALLATION AND HANDLING OF ADDITIONAL DISK ENCLOSURE Note on Carrying Additional Disk Enclosure Be sure to hold the bottom the additional disk enclosure when carrying it. Hold the front or side bottom of the additional disk enclosure if possible. - 1 -...
  • Page 16: Environment In Use Of Additional Disk Enclosure

    Environment in Use of Additional Disk Enclosure In installation of the additional disk enclosure, take into account the following items on the location, room temperature, space required for handling, ventilation, and other conditions. Install the additional disk enclosure indoors. Do not expose the additional disk enclosure to direct sunlight. Use a window shade or curtain to block sunlight to the unit if necessary.
  • Page 17: Installation And Connection Of Additional Disk Enclosure

    Installation and Connection of Additional Disk Enclosure WARNING Do not use the additional disk enclosure in an area with much moisture or water usage. If so, a fault, electrical shock, or fire may occur. Do not use the additional disk enclosure in an area where inflammable gas and/or combustible substance are placed.
  • Page 18 Do not use cables connected to the additional disk enclosure with them leaving bent. If so, a fault or fire may occur. Use the cables approved by NEC as those connected to the additional disk enclosure and check the destinations to which the cables are connected. In addition, always lock power cords and FC cables when they are connected.
  • Page 19: Notes On Use Of Additional Disk Enclosure

    Notes on Use of Additional Disk Enclosure Do not let any animal (pet) or children touch the cable connected to the additional disk enclosure. 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 additional disk enclosure.
  • Page 20: Routine Inspection Of Additional Disk Enclosure

    Routine Inspection of Additional Disk Enclosure CAUTION To clean the additional disk enclosure, 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 additional disk enclosure becomes dirt, wipe the surface lightly with soft cloth.
  • Page 21: Features Of Additional Disk Enclosure

    The additional disk enclosure has the following features. NF2300-SE41E is a high-performance additional disk enclosure developed for the NF2300-SR4xxE disk array unit connected to the NEC Express5800 basic processing unit, NX7000 basic processing unit, or CX5000 basic processing unit. The additional disk enclosure NF2300-SE41E is not equipped with disk drives at the shipment.
  • Page 22: Names And Roles Of Sections

    NAMES AND ROLES OF SECTIONS This chapter describes the names and functions of the sections in the additional disk enclosure. Disk Enclosure (Front) (1) POWER LED (2) SERVICE LED A front mask is installed on the front face of the additional disk enclosure as shown in the figure above.
  • Page 23 (2) SERVICE LED (orange) The SERVICE LED goes on orange if an error occurs in the additional disk enclosure. The LED is off while the disk enclosure operates normally. (3) Disk drive/dummy tray Disk drive: Contains a hard disk drive (HDD) with the dedicated tray. Dummy tray: Contains only the dedicated tray with no hard disk drive.
  • Page 24: Disk Enclosure (Rear)

    Disk Enclosure (Rear) (2) Adapter (ADP1) (2) Adapter (ADP0) (1) Power supply for disk enclosure (PS0) (1) Power supply for disk enclosure (PS1) (1) Power supply for disk enclosure (PS0/PS1) The power supply is intended to supply power to the additional disk enclosure. See Section 3.3 "Power Supply for Disk Enclosure".
  • Page 25: 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 (6) Power cord stopper (3) Cooling fans (1) Power plug The power plug is intended to supply power to the additional disk enclosure. Insert the receptacle of the accessory 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 26 Install the disk enclosure so that the ventilating holes may not be blocked. If either or both of the ventilating holes are blocked, the internal temperature of the disk enclosure may increase to cause a fault to occur. The disk enclosure is equipped with 4 fans in total. Even if a fan fails, the air-cooling conditions for the entire disk enclosure are satisfied.
  • Page 27: Adapter

    Adapter (8) DIAG READY LED (4) LINKUP LEDs (6) DE-DIAG ID switch (9) Ejector (3) FC connector (1) READY LED FAULT (5) AL-PA switch (7) DE-DIAG connector (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 28 When the AL-PA switches of the left and right adapters are set differently, the FAULT LEDs on the adapters blink and the additional disk enclosure is not started. If different values are set for the AL-PA switches, turn off the power of the system including the additional disk enclosure, re-set the AL-PA values properly, and turn on the power again.
  • Page 29: Installation And Connection Procedures

    • Set of parameters For setting parameters including RAID level and disk assignment, use the NEC Storage Manager or contact your maintenance service agent. • Check of states of resources for additional disk enclosure Before using the additional disk enclosure, check the states of resources including power supply, adapters, and disk drives by using the NEC Storage Manager.
  • Page 30: Connection Of Additional Disk Enclosure

    If an FC 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 31: Notes On Connection Of Additional Disk Enclosure

    For the connection of the additional disk enclosure, check the following items. (1) Cables used for connection Use the provided power cord or the NEC-specified power cord to connect the additional disk enclosure with the power supply. To connect the array controller with the additional disk enclosure, be sure to use the HSSDC cable and DE diagnosis cable provided with the additional disk enclosure, or the NEC-specified DE cable (NF9120-SJ04E).
  • Page 32: Connection Of Additional Disk Enclosure

    Connection of Additional Disk Enclosure This section shows recommended connection samples. HSSDC cables DE diagnosis cables Connect the additional disk enclosure with the existing disk enclosures by using FC cables (HSSDC cables) and DE diagnosis cables in the following procedure. - 18 -...
  • Page 33 (1) Check of power supply Check that the plug of the power cord is removed from the AC outlet in the state that the power switch of the additional disk enclosure is set to OFF. - 19 -...
  • Page 34 (2) Connection between existing disk enclosures and additional 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 cable into the FC-OUT connector of the existing disk enclosure until a click is heard.
  • Page 35 (3) Connection between array controllers and additional disk enclosures You need to install the additional control card (NF2300-SP02E) before connecting the additional disk enclosure with the array controller. Push the connector at either end of the FC cable (HSSDC) into the FC connector (DEF2) for the disk enclosure of the array controller 0 (CONT0) until a click is heard.
  • Page 36 The disk array unit cannot use the disk enclosure only if the disk enclosure is installed additionally. Provide the proper setting for the disk enclosure by using the "NEC Storage Manager" or contact the service engineer with the expert knowledge.
  • Page 37 Outline of cable connections on disk enclosures and settings of AL-PA/DE-DIAG switches Sample configuration 1: NF2300-SR4xxE - 23 -...
  • Page 38 Sample configuration 2: NF2300-SR4xxE + NF2300-SP02E - 24 -...
  • Page 39: Connection Of Power Cords

    Be sure to use the power cords provided with the additional disk enclosure or NEC-specified power cord. The additional disk enclosure has the redundant power configuration to prevent the entire unit from shutting down due to a single failure. Therefore, connect two power cords to both power supplies of disk enclosure when operating the additional disk enclosure.
  • Page 40 (2) Connection of power cord Insert the provided power cord or the NEC-specified power cord to the plug on the power supply of the disk enclosure. When connecting the power supply of the disk enclosure, push down the power cord stopper toward the left, insert the power cord, and then secure the power cord by firmly fitting the power cord stopper into the receptacle of the power cord.
  • Page 41: Addition Of Optional Devices

    ADDITION OF OPTIONAL DEVICES Addition of Disk Drive CAUTION Do not store the product 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 product in an area with much moisture or dust.
  • Page 42: 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 43 (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 44 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 engineer of the maintenance service agent with the expert knowledge.
  • Page 45 (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 additional 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 46: Handling Of Additional Disk Enclosure

    HANDLING OF ADDITIONAL DISK ENCLOSURE This chapter describes how to handle the additional disk enclosure. Notes on Handling of Additional Disk Enclosure Note the following in use of the additional disk enclosure. Invalid handling of the additional disk enclosure may cause it to be defected and/or some data to be broken. If the HDD READY LED (green) blinks, the disk access operation is indicated on the host system, or the initialization is being operated, do not turn on/off the powers of the additional disk enclosure.
  • Page 47: Power On/Off Of Additional Disk Enclosure

    Power On/Off of Additional Disk Enclosure This section describes how to turn on or off the power of the additional disk enclosure. Turning on or off the power carelessly may cause some data to be broken, some software to operate incorrectly, and/or the device to be defected. (1) AC power-on Before turning on the AC power, check for loose disk drives by pushing each disk drive.
  • Page 48 [Power-on procedure] Turn on the power switches in the following order (1) to (3): (3) Host system (1) Power switches of disk enclosures (2) Power switches of array controller (May be turned on at the same time the power switches of disk enclosures are turned on.) - 34 -...
  • Page 49 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 50 When the disk array unit has started (when the READY LED of the controller on the array controller board 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 51 (3) Turning off AC power Turn off the powers of the additional disk enclosure and disk array unit in the following procedure. Turn off the host system or FC-AL switch, and then perform the procedure explained in "(2) Notes on AC power-off". After finishing the operation in a, turn off the array controller and then all the disk enclosures including additional disk enclosures.
  • Page 52 [Power-off procedure] Turn off the power switches in the following order (1) to (5): (5) Power switches of disk enclosures (May be turned off at the same time the power (1) Host system switches of array controller are turned off.) (2) (3) Shut down switches (4) Power switches of array controller - 38 -...
  • Page 53: Ld (Logical Disk) Setting Procedure

    RAID level and logical disk (LD) must be set appropriately. Set the RAID level by using the "NEC Storage Manager", or contact the service engineer with expert knowledge in your service representative for setting of the RAID level.
  • Page 54: 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 additional disk enclosure and components and any influence resulting from the operation of the additional disk enclosure.
  • Page 55: 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 additional disk enclosure, 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 56 ACCESS LED (green) being on. The logical disk of the additional disk Assign the logical disk number appropriately using the enclosure is not assigned. "NEC Storage Manager" or contact your service representative. - 42 -...
  • Page 57: Indication At Occurrence Of Fault

    Indication at Occurrence of Fault If the additional disk enclosure is defected, the SERVICE LED goes on orange and also the LED specific for each unit to indicate that the unit is defected goes on. The table below shows the relation between the LED indicating the occurrence of a fault and the defected unit.
  • Page 58: Fault Of Disk Drive

    Fault of Disk Drive If a disk drive is defected, the SERVICE LED on the array controller is lit orange. In addition, the SERVICE LED on the additional 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 additional disk enclosure remaining ON.
  • Page 59 (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 60 After the replacing disk drive is inserted to the end securely, push down the ejector opened upward to click for locking. When inserting the disk drive into the disk enclosure, push it as far as it will go and then lock the ejector. Incorrect insertion may cause malfunction.
  • Page 61: Fault Of Power Supply For Disk Enclosure

    Fault of Power Supply for Disk Enclosure If the power supply for the additional disk enclosure is defected, the SERVICE LED on the array controller is lit orange. In addition, the SERVICE LED on the additional disk enclosure in which the defected power supply is installed and the POWER FAULT LED on the defected power supply are lit orange.
  • Page 62 (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 63 (3) Confirm that the power switch of the new power supply for the disk enclosure is off and the power cord is disconnected from the power plug. (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.
  • Page 64 (6) Strongly push the ejector (the part indicated by the arrow in the figure) until the new power supply for the disk enclosure is inserted firmly, and secure the ejector with the screw. When inserting the power supply for the disk enclosure into the disk enclosure, push it as far as it will go and then secure it with the screws.
  • Page 65: Fault Of Adapter

    Fault of Adapter If an adapter is defected, the SERVICE LED on the array controller is lit orange. In addition, the SERVICE LED on the additional 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 additional disk enclosure remaining ON.
  • Page 66 (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 67 (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 68: Check Of Type Name And Manufacturing Numbers

    Check of Type Name and Manufacturing Numbers The types name and manufacturing number of the additional disk enclosure are shown at the locations in the figure below Manufacturing number label of basic enclosure Manufacturing number label of disk enclosure Manufacturing number label of adapter Manufacturing number label of power supply for disk enclosure - 54 -...
  • Page 69: Preparation Before Phone Call

    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 70: Product Specification

    PRODUCT SPECIFICATION Basic Specification of Additional Disk Enclosure The table below shows the basic specification of the additional disk enclosure. Physical sector length (bytes/sector) 512 bytes Maximum number of disk drives per unit 15 max. No disk drive is installed in the normal specification. Disk drive interface FC-AL (Copper) Optional Components...
  • Page 71: Power Specification

    Power Specification The table below shows the power specification of the additional disk enclosure. Additional disk enclosure Input voltage 100 to 240 VAC ±10%, 50/60 Hz Maximum power consumption 520 VA * While the additional disk enclosure can accept the power of 100 - 240 VAC (50/60 Hz), the power cord coming with the additional disk enclosure can only accept 100 - 120 VAC.