HP Smart Array 5300A User Manual

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Release Notes –
Smart Array 5300A Backplane RAID Controllers
Part Number: AV-RT16E-TE / 192268-003
Sixth Edition (April 2004)
These release notes provide supplemental and updated information for the Smart
Array 5300A RAID controller product not available elsewhere. Smart Array
5300A (SA5300A) controllers are modular in design and are shipped in one of two
product configurations for use in supported Alpha systems. The
3X–KZPDC–BE (SA5302A/128) is a two channel U3 SCSI controller with
128MB of installed cache. The 3X–KZPDC–DF controller (SA5304A/256)
provides four channels of SCSI device interconnect and includes 256MB of cache.
Note: Be sure to review the product documentation and to check the Smart Array
5300A product web site for updates before installing these controllers into your
Alpha system.
The Smart Array 5300A controller product home page is located at:
http://h18002.www1.hp.com/alphaserver/products/storage/sa5300a/
Hewlett-Packard Company

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  • Page 1 Note: Be sure to review the product documentation and to check the Smart Array 5300A product web site for updates before installing these controllers into your Alpha system. The Smart Array 5300A controller product home page is located at: http://h18002.www1.hp.com/alphaserver/products/storage/sa5300a/ Hewlett-Packard Company...
  • Page 2 Microsoft, MS-DOS, Windows, and Windows NT are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. The information in this document is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind and is subject to change without notice.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Runtime Utility Support Tru64 UNIX Utility Components OpenVMS Utility Components Web Browser Support KZPDC Event Translation Support Supported HP Alpha Systems KZPDC Product Issues and Restrictions Platform Specific Issues and Restrictions DS20E System Issues GS80, GS160 and GS320 System Issues...
  • Page 5: Intended Audience

    GS80, GS160, and GS320 platform. KZPDC Product Components Controller Firmware Support Smart Array 5300A controller firmware version 3.40 is available as an update for the KZPDC controller. Note that the KZPDC option kit presently ships with version 2.94 firmware.
  • Page 6: Alpha System Firmware Support

    The v3.40 firmware image may be obtained from the Smart Array 5300A product web site or on the V6.6 Alpha Firmware CD in the OPTIONS subdirectory. Two examples of the controller firmware update command syntax are presented below. Both examples employ the Loadable Firmware Utility (LFU) function of the Alpha SRM console.
  • Page 7: Tru64 Unix Software Components

    Patches for OpenVMS and Tru64 UNIX customers may be obtained from the following URLs: http://www.itrc.hp.com/ ftp://ftp.itrc.hp.com/ The following software kits and patch updates are required for Smart Array 5300A controller installations: Tru64 UNIX Software Components New Installations: Customers creating new Tru64 UNIX installations that include the KZPDC controller should follow the installation procedures detailed in the specified New Hardware Delivery (NHD) kit.
  • Page 8: Openvms Software Components

    V7.3-1 installation: -- OpenVMS V7.3-1 base operating system kit -- VMS731_UPDATE–V0100 Patch kit image name: DEC-AXPVMS-VMS731_UPDATE-V0100--4.PCSI -- VMS731_FIBRE_SCSI–V0400 Patch kit image name: DEC-AXPVMS-VMS731_FIBRE_SCSI-V0400--4.PCSI -- VMS731_PTHREAD–V0200 Patch kit image name: DEC-AXPVMS-VMS731_PTHREAD-V0200--4.PCSI 4 Release Notes – Smart Array 5300A Backplane RAID Controllers...
  • Page 9: Runtime Utility Support

    Web based utilities are provided for monitoring and configuring the Smart Array 5300A controller and attached storage under OpenVMS and Tru64 UNIX. The monitoring function is made available as part of the HP Insight Management (IM) Agents kit for the user’s selected OS environment.
  • Page 10: Openvms Utility Components

    Smart Array Configuration Utility kit version B0126 or later. Kit version B0105 of the ACU-XE utility is not supported with OpenVMS Management Agent kit version 3.00 or higher. • The v3.02 kit can be obtained from the HP Insight Management Agents for OpenVMS home page located at: http://h71000.www7.hp.com/openvms/products/mgmt_agents/ •...
  • Page 11 The ACUXE_CLEANUP.COM script is packaged as part of the self-extracting archive containing the B0126 ACUXE PCSI kit ACUXE126.EXE and is available from the Smart Array 5300A web site. After downloading the B0126 kit distribution file and placing it in SYS$UPDATE, extract the B0126 PCSI kit and the accompanying ACUXE_CLEANUP.COM script with the following command:...
  • Page 12: Web Browser Support

    Tru64 UNIX system error logs. The System Event Analyzer (formerly known as Compaq Analyze), is the WEBES component which permits translation of KZPDC controller events. WEBES kits are available from the following URL for more information: http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/svctools/webes/index.html 8 Release Notes – Smart Array 5300A Backplane RAID Controllers...
  • Page 13: Supported Hp Alpha Systems

    Supported HP Alpha Systems Smart Array 5300A controllers are supported on the following Alpha systems: • DS10 • DS15 • DS20E EV68, EV67 p2.6 • DS25 • ES40 EV68 • ES45 • GS80, GS160, GS320 • ES47, ES80, GS1280 Release Notes – Smart Array 5300A Backplane RAID Controllers 9...
  • Page 14: Kzpdc Product Issues And Restrictions

    Alpha Firmware release. • The ADFU v1.00A shipped on a CD with the Smart Array 5300A option kit does not support GS80, GS160 and GS320 platforms. A future release of the ADFU utility is planned which will provide the necessary support for these platforms.
  • Page 15: Es47, Es80 And Gs1280 System Issues

    Smart Array 5300A utilities are installed. • The ADFU v1.00A shipped on a CD with the Smart Array 5300A option kit does not support ES47, ES80 and GS1280 platforms. A future release of the ADFU utility is planned which will provide the necessary support for these platforms.
  • Page 16: Tru64 Unix Issues And Restrictions

    TruCluster environments. OpenVMS Issues and Restrictions • Prior restrictions as noted in the Smart Array 5300A Product Release Notes on the use of KZPDC logical volumes in Volume Shadowing environments are removed. Users should consult the Volume Shadowing documentation accompanying their specific OpenVMS release for guidance in configuring this feature.
  • Page 17: Firmware Issues And Restrictions

    Netscape for the Tru64 UNIX. • Critical errors on the Smart Array 5300A controllers are accompanied by red status messages within the Array Configuration Utility. The last statement in each of these messages, "For more information, run the Array Diagnostics Utility.", should be disregarded.
  • Page 18: Storage Enclosure Issues And Restrictions

    The BA610-6D internal disk cages are only supported with Nile logic cards P/N 3R-A1629-AA/010615-001 of rev. 0B. Cards with P/N 3R-A1629- AA/010615-001 of rev. 0A are not supported with Smart Array 5300A controllers. Customers who own BA610-6D modules with logic cards of P/N 3R-A1629-AA/010615-001 of rev.
  • Page 19: Hardware And Connection Details

    KZPDC controller at up to U3 (Ultra160) SCSI data transfer rates. • All supported external enclosures ship with U3 SCSI compliant cables. See the QuickSpec for your HP StorageWorks storage enclosure for the list of supported cables. • The model 4254 P/N 138151-001 (DS-SSL14-RS) contains an Ultra2 capable I/O module which is dual bus only.