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HP StorageWorks
Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for
HP BladeSystem c-Class

User Guide

Part Number: 5697-0960
First edition: May 2011



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  • Page 1: User Guide

    HP StorageWorks Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class User Guide *5697-0960* Part Number: 5697-0960 First edition: May 2011...
  • Page 2 © Copyright 2008, 2011 Brocade Communications Systems, Incorporated 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

    8Gb SAN Switch licensing ....................15 ISL trunking groups ........................16 Supported optional software ...................... 16 Additional software features in HP BladeSystem c-Class Power Pack+ models ........17 Supported SFP transceiver options ....................17 2 Setup ..................... 19 Shipping carton contents ......................19 Installation and safety considerations ..................
  • Page 4 Using Dynamic Ports On Demand (DPOD) ................29 DPOD commands ....................... 29 Verifying the configuration ....................30 Backing up the configuration ....................31 3 Managing the 8Gb SAN Switch ............33 Management features ........................ 33 Maintaining the 8Gb SAN Switch ....................34 Installing dust covers in empty ports ..................
  • Page 5 General specifications ....................... 51 Weight and physical dimensions ....................52 Environmental requirements ......................53 Supported SFPs ........................53 Supported HBAs ........................53 Glossary .................... 55 Index ....................63 Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class...
  • Page 6 8Gb SAN Switch external ports ................15 Carton contents ...................... 19 Releasing the installation handle ................21 Installing the Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch into an interconnect bay ........22 Verifying power-on LEDs ..................23 Installing an SFP ..................... 35 Identifying LEDs ...................... 36 Locating the Reset button ..................
  • Page 7 Optional software kits ..................... 16 Optional Long Wave 4Gb SFPs ................17 HP 8Gb Short Wave B-Series FC SFP+ 1 Pack, order number AJ716A ......17 HP 4Gb Short Wave B-Series FC SFP 1 Pack, order number AJ715A ......17 Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch components ..............
  • Page 9: About This Guide

    About this guide This guide provides information about setting up and configuring the Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class. Throughout this guide the short product name is used, 8Gb SAN Switch. Intended audience This guide is intended for system administrators and technicians with knowledge of:...
  • Page 10: Hp Contact Information

    In other locations, see the Contact HP worldwide (in English) web page: In the United States, for contact options see the Contact HP United States web page: Call 1-800-HP-INVENT (1-800-474-6836). This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Page 11: Subscription Service

    Provides additional information. TIP: Provides helpful hints and shortcuts. Subscription service HP strongly recommends that customers register online using the Subscriber's choice website: http:/ / 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.
  • Page 12: Documentation Feedback

    Documentation feedback HP welcomes your feedback. To make comments and suggestions about product documentation, please send a message to All submissions become the property of HP. About this guide...
  • Page 13: Overview

    1 Overview The Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class (referred to in the rest of this manual as the 8Gb SAN Switch) is a Fibre Channel (FC) switch that supports link speeds of up to 8 Gbps. The 8Gb SAN Switch can operate in a fabric containing multiple switches or as the only switch in a fabric.
  • Page 14: Component Identification

    SFP port monitoring Component identification Figure 1 Table 2 identify the physical components of the 8Gb SAN Switch. Figure 1 Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch components Table 2 Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch components Item Description Midplane connector Eight external SFP ports...
  • Page 15: Internal Ports Summary

    HP BladeSystem c-Class and all managed devices used in the enclosure. 8Gb SAN Switch licensing The 8Gb SAN Switch integrates one of three license options that complement existing HP product lines. Some 8Gb SAN Switch models ship with licenses that place limits on the number of domains that can be used.
  • Page 16: Isl Trunking Groups

    ISL Trunking is optional software that allows you to create trunking groups of ISLs between adjacent switches. ISL trunking is available on the Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class Power Pack+ model, or by purchasing the optional license described in ???. For more information about trunking, refer to the latest version of the HP StorageWorks Fabric OS administrator guide .
  • Page 17: Additional Software Features In Hp Bladesystem C-Class Power Pack+ Models

    ISL Trunking Fabric Watch Advanced Performance Monitoring Extended Fabrics For information on any of these features, refer to the latest version of the HP StorageWorks Fabric OS administrator guide. Supported SFP transceiver options Table 5 through Table 7 lists the only supported SFPs.
  • Page 18 Distance OM2 Cable OM3 Cable 2Gb performance 300 meters 500 meters 1Gb performance 500 meters 860 meters Overview...
  • Page 19: Setup

    Table 5 identifies 8Gb SAN Switch components. Table 8 Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch components Item Description Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch, ships with four Short Wavelengh (SWL) 8Gb SFPs, (in styro- foam packing) Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class...
  • Page 20: Installation And Safety Considerations

    Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class installation instructions Installation and safety considerations The 8Gb SAN Switch installs in the I/O bays in the rear of the HP BladeSystem c-Class enclosure. Refer to the appropriate BladeSystem Enclosure Setup and Installation Guide for specific enclosure requirements.
  • Page 21: Releasing The Installation Handle

    Item Description Installation handle in latched position Handle latch Installation handle (released) NOTE: The Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch is a hot-pluggable device. The enclosure power may be on or off during installation. Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class...
  • Page 22: Oa Power Verification

    Figure Figure 5 Installing the Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch into an interconnect bay Press the installation handle into the latch to lock the Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch in place. CAUTION: All panels and doors should be in place and securely fastened while the unit is in operation, for proper cooling and for EMI emissions control.
  • Page 23: Check Leds

    Enable EBIPA for the corresponding interconnect bay. Click Apply to restart the switch. Verify the IP address using a Telnet or SSH login to the switch, or by selecting the switch in the OA GUI Rack Overview window. Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class...
  • Page 24: Using External Dhcp

    NOTE: Refer to the HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator user guide for additional information on EBIPA. Using external DHCP To set the Ethernet IP address using external DHCP: Connect to the active OA with a web browser. Document the DHCP-assigned address by selecting the switch from the OA GUI Rack Overview window.
  • Page 25: Configure The 8Gb San Switch

    The 8Gb SAN Switch must be configured to ensure correct operation within a network and fabric. For instructions about configuring the switch to operate in a fabric containing switches from other vendors, refer to the HP StorageWorks SAN Design reference guide:
  • Page 26: Connect To The Command Line Interface

    Connect to the Command Line Interface Make an Ethernet connection and log in to the 8Gb SAN Switch: Connect the workstation to the Ethernet network containing the OA. If the OA is not on a network, connect directly to the OA/iLO Ethernet port on the active OA. IMPORTANT: Verify that the switch is not being reconfigured from any other connections during the remaining steps.
  • Page 27: Verifying Installed Licenses

    ID for the new switch is automatically reset to a unique value. If the switch is connected to the fabric after is has been powered on and the default domain ID is already in use, the fabric segments. Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class...
  • Page 28: Disabling And Enabling A Switch

    Enter fabricshow to determine the domain IDs that are currently in use. The maximum number of domains with which the 8Gb SAN Switch communicates is determined by this switch's fabric license. To modify the domain ID: Enter switchdisable to disable the switch. Enter configure, and then enter a new value.
  • Page 29: Using Dynamic Ports On Demand (Dpod)

    29. IMPORTANT: For the Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch, DPOD works only if the server blade is installed with an HBA present. A server blade that does not have a functioning HBA will not be treated as an active link for the purpose of initial POD port assignment.
  • Page 30: Verifying The Configuration

    *6 more assignments added if the 2nd POD license is installed 4 ports are assigned to installed licenses: 4 ports are assigned to the base switch license Ports assigned to the base switch license: 15, 16, 17, 18* Ports assigned to the first POD license: None Ports assigned to the second POD license: None...
  • Page 31: Backing Up The Configuration

    To back up the switch configuration to an FTP server, enter configupload and follow the prompts. The configupload command copies the switch configuration to the server, making it available for downloading to a replacement switch, if necessary. Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class...
  • Page 32 Setup...
  • Page 33: Managing The 8Gb San Switch

    When running IP over FC, these management tools must be run on both the Fibre Channel host and the switch and must be supported by the Fibre Channel host driver. For a list of Fibre Channel hosts supported by the 8Gb SAN Switch, contact your HP representative. Table 11 8Gb SAN Switch management features...
  • Page 34: Maintaining The 8Gb San Switch

    The gateway address of the first switch should be set to whatever the gateway address is for the subnet on which the first switch resides. See Table Table 12 Connecting with a management station Management station First switch Second switch Third switch Ethernet
  • Page 35: Diagnostic Tests

    Diagnostic tests can temporarily lock the transmit and receive speed of the links during diagnostic testing. For information about specific diagnostic tests, refer to the latest version of the HP StorageWorks Fabric OS administrator guide, or enter help followed by the name of the diagnostic test.
  • Page 36: Powering On And Off

    Powering on and off 8Gb SAN Switch power is provided by the enclosure. The 8Gb SAN Switch runs POST by default each time power to the enclosure is turned on. The POST process can last as long as three minutes. To remove power from the switch, remove the 8Gb SAN Switch from the enclosure interconnect bay.
  • Page 37: Led Patterns

    No action required. second) Flickering green Port is online with traffic flowing through port. No action required. Port is receiving light or signal carrier, but is Steady amber No action required. not yet online. Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class...
  • Page 38: Post And Boot Specifications

    LED name LED color Status of hardware Recommended action Enable the port using the portEnabl Port is disabled as a result of diagnostics or Slow-flashing amber portDisable command. If the LEDs for all mand; If the LEDs for all ports are slow- (on 1 second, off 1 ports are slow-flashing amber, the switch could amber, enable the switch by entering t...
  • Page 39: Interpreting Post Results

    Fabric OS system error messages reference manual. Firmware update To achieve best performance, HP recommends running the latest firmware release. Obtain the most current Fabric OS firmware, configuration files, and MIB files that support this switch from the following HP website:
  • Page 40: About The Reset Button

    To access the guides, scroll to the storage section of the web page, and select Storage Networking for HP StorageWorks products. In addition to these guides, refer to the Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP c Class BladeSystem Setup, Configuration and Installation Procedures available on
  • Page 41 Verify that the switch is joined to the fabric and all connected devices log in to the switch; enter: switchshow Save the configuration file. Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class...
  • Page 42 IMPORTANT: HP recommends upgrading all switches in the enclosure to the latest available firmware. Check for updates. Managing the 8Gb SAN Switch...
  • Page 43: A Regulatory Compliance And Safety

    US FDA regulations and the IEC 60825-1. The product does not emit hazardous laser radiation. This laser product complies with 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11 except for editions pursuant to Laser Notice No. 50, dated May 27, 2001; and with IEC 60825-1:1993/A2:2001. Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class...
  • Page 44: Certification And Classification Information

    Laser product label The optional label in Figure 10 or equivalent may be located on the surface of the HP supplied laser device. Figure 10 Class 1 laser product label This optional label indicates that the product is classified as a CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT. This label may appear on the laser device installed in your product.
  • Page 45: European Union Regulatory Notice

    Cet appareil numérique de la classe A respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada. European union regulatory notice BSMI notice Japanese notice Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class...
  • Page 46: Korean Notice

    There is a danger of explosion and risk of personal injury if the battery is incorrectly replaced or mistreated. Replacement is to be done by an HP authorized service provider using the HP spare part designated for this product. For more information about battery replacement or proper disposal, contact an HP authorized service provider.
  • Page 47: Taiwan Battery Recycling Notice

    1.00 mm or 18 AWG, and the length of the cord must be between 1.8 m (6 ft) and 3.6 m (12 ft). If you have questions about the type of power cord to use, contact an HP authorized service provider.
  • Page 48 Regulatory compliance and safety...
  • Page 49: B Electrostatic Discharge

    Use conductive field service tools. Use a portable field service kit with a folding static-dissipating work mat. If you do not have any of the suggested equipment for proper grounding, have an HP authorized reseller install the part. NOTE: For more information on static electricity, or for assistance with product installation, contact your HP authorized reseller.
  • Page 50 Electrostatic discharge...
  • Page 51: C San Switch Technical Specifications

    Supported SFPs, page 53 Supported HBAs, page 53 General specifications Table 18 lists general specifications for the 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class. Table 18 General specifications Specification Description F_Port, FL_Port, and E_Port Configurable port types Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) laser. 1/2/4/8Gb short wave up to 500 m (1,640 ft.) and 1/2/4/8Gb long wave...
  • Page 52: Weight And Physical Dimensions

    Specification Description IEC 61000-4-2 Severity Level 3 for Electrostatic Discharge IEC 61000-4-3 Severity Level 3 for Radiated Fields IEC 61000-4-4 Severity Level 3 for Fast Transients IEC 61000-4-5 Severity Level 3 for Surge Voltage IEC 61000-4-6 Conducted Emissions EMC immunity IEC 61000-4-11 Voltage Variations EN 61000-4-12 Oscillatory Waves Immunity EN 61000-3-2 Limits for Harmonic Current Emissions...
  • Page 53: Environmental Requirements

    SFP will automatically be disabled by switch firmware, leaving the port non-operational. Supported SFP transceiver options, page 17 for a list of supported SFPs. For a complete list of supported devices, refer to the latest version of the HP StorageWorks SAN design reference guide at the HP website:
  • Page 54 SAN Switch technical specifications...
  • Page 55: Glossary

    IP address information, domain ID, and other information. Modifiable by any login with administrative privileges. May also refer to a set of zones. Cyclic redundancy check. A check for transmission errors that is included in every data frame. Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class...
  • Page 56 Unique identifier used in routing frames for all switches in a fabric. Usually assigned by the principal switch, but can be assigned manually. The domain ID for an HP switch can be any integer between 1 and 239. The default domain ID is usually 1.
  • Page 57 The fabric created by connecting multiple HP switches with multiple ISL cables, and configuring the switches to handle traffic as a seamless group. ISL trunking The distribution of traffic over the combined bandwidth of multiple ISLs.
  • Page 58 K28.5 A special 10-bit character that indicates the beginning of a transmission word that performs FC control and signaling functions. The first seven bits are the common pattern. kernel flash Flash (temporary) memory connected to the peripheral bus of the processor and visible within the processor's memory space.
  • Page 59 A mode in which an L_Port in a loop has a valid AL_PA and can arbitrate, send frames, and retransmit received transmissions. path selection The selection of a transmission path through the fabric. HP switches use the FSPF protocol for transmission path selection. phantom address An AL_PA value assigned to a device that is not physically in the loop.
  • Page 60 private loop An arbitrated loop that does not include a participating FL_Port. private NL_Port An NL_Port that communicates only with other private NL_Ports in the same loop and does not log in to the fabric. public device A device that supports arbitrated loop protocol, can interpret 8-bit addresses, and can log in to the fabric.
  • Page 61 See also defined zone configuration, enabled zone configuration. zone configuration A specified set of zones. Enabling a configuration enables all zones in that configuration. See also defined zone configuration, enabled zone configuration. Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class...
  • Page 62 Glossary...
  • Page 63: Index

    LED patterns, base, POST, Power Pack, POST results, fabric licenses, POST specifications, Fibre Channel Power Pack, FC domain ID, related documentation, general specifications, Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class...
  • Page 64 SFP transceivers supported, shipping carton contents, SNMP applications, specifications environmental requirements, general, physical, Subscriber's choice, HP, supported HBAs, supported sfp options, supported SFPs, symbols in text, technical support text symbols, transceiver, 13, 14, 25, 35, 37, web tools, websites...

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