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N8800-057F/058F
NEC Express5800/320Lb/320Lb-R
User's Guide (Setup)
1st Edition
Updated 03-2005
856-124164-901-A

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  • Page 1 N8800-057F/058F NEC Express5800/320Lb/320Lb-R User's Guide (Setup) 1st Edition Updated 03-2005 856-124164-901-A...
  • Page 3 The NEC product(s) discussed in this document are warranted in accordance with the terms of the Warranty Statement accompanying each product. However, actual performance of each such product is dependent upon factors such as system configuration, customer data, and operator control.
  • Page 4 Keep this User's Guide handy for quick reference when necessary. Safety Indications To use NEC Express5800 Series safely, follow the instructions in this User's Guide. This guide explains components that pose a danger, types of dangers caused by failing to follow the instructions, and actions taken to prevent them;...
  • Page 5 Symbols and its descriptions used in this User’s Guide and warning labels are as follows: Attention Indicates a risk of an electric shock. Indicates a risk of an injury due to heat. Indicates a risk of catching your fingers. Indicates a risk of a fire or smoke. Indicates a general precaution or warning that is not defined herein.
  • Page 6 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 7 (5) NEC assumes no liability arising from the use of this product, nor any liability for incidental or consequential damage arising from the use of this manual regardless of (4) above.
  • Page 9: Preface

    “high performance,” “scalability,” and “general versatility” provided by NEC Express5800 series. In the event of trouble, its dual configuration will allow the system to instantaneously isolate the failed parts to assure non-stop running; operation will be moved smoothly from one module to the other, minimizing damage to it.
  • Page 10: About This User's Guide

    About This User’s Guide This User's Guide helps a user to properly setup and use the product. Consult this guide when you set up the product. Keep this manual and the separate volume of User’s Guide handy. This User's Guide is intended for users who have a good knowledge on the basic use of Linux operating systems and general I/O devices such as a keyboard and mouse.
  • Page 11: Additional Symbols

    Something you need to make sure when using the server or software Helpful information, something useful to know TIPS: About our Web Service Information on NEC Express5800/ft series including modification modules is also available on our web site, NEC Express5800 Web Site Asia Pacific, at http://www.nec.co.jp/epxress/index.html...
  • Page 13: Table Of Contents

    During Operation........................1-14 Rack-mount Model ........................1-15 Unpackaging..........................1-16 Accessories ..........................1-16 Main unit ...........................1-16 CHAPTER 2 ABOUT OPERATING SYSTEM..............2-1 Installing Linux for NEC Express5800/ft series ................2-2 About OS installation ........................2-2 CHAPTER 3 INSTALLING SERVER ................3-1 Installation ............................3-2 Tower Model ..........................3-2 Installation of Rack-mount Model....................3-5 Connection...........................3-8...
  • Page 14 Setup Procedure When Powering on the NEC Express5800/ft series for the First Time ..4-3 Step A-1: Starting Setup Procedure When Powering on the Server for the First Time ....4-3 Setup Procedure When Reinstalling the OS ................4-5 Step B-1: Starting Setup Procedure When Reinstalling the OS ...........4-5 Step B-2: Prepare for Installation....................4-6...
  • Page 15: Chapter 1 Before Setup

    Chapter 1 Before Setup This chapter includes information necessary for proper and safe operation of the server, the main unit and its accessories. Go through this chapter before you start setup of the product.
  • Page 16: Notes For Safe Handling

    1-2 Before Setup Notes for Safe Handling The following section describes necessary information to use the product properly and safely. Warning Labels Warning labels are placed in certain parts of the system so that the user stays alert to possible risks (Do not remove or damage these labels).
  • Page 17 1-3 Before Setup Label A Label B Label D Label C Label E...
  • Page 18 1-4 Before Setup Rack-mount Model Label A Label B Label C Label D Label E...
  • Page 19 1-5 Before Setup Label A Label B Label C Label D Label E...
  • Page 20 1-6 Before Setup PCI/CPU Modules PCI Module Label A Label B CPU Module Label A...
  • Page 21 1-7 Before Setup Label A Label B Label A Label B...
  • Page 22: Precautions For Safety

    NEC assumes no liability for any accidents or damage to physical assets resulting from the use of this equipment in such systems or facilities.
  • Page 23 1-9 Before Setup CAUTION Prevent water or foreign objects from getting into the equipment. Do not let water or foreign objects (e.g., pins or paper clips) enter the equipment. There is a risk of a fire, electric shock, and breakdown. When such things accidentally enter the equipment, immediately turn off the power and unplug the cord.
  • Page 24: Use Of Power Supply And Power Cord

    1-10 Before Setup Use of Power Supply and Power Cord WARNING Do not handle a power plug with a wet hand. Do not plug/unplug a power cord with a wet hand. There is a risk of an electric shock. Do not connect the ground wire to a gas pipe. Never connect the ground wire to a gas pipe.
  • Page 25: Installation, Relocation, Storage And Connection

    1-11 Before Setup Installation, Relocation, Storage and Connection WARNING Disconnect the power cord(s) before installing or removing the equipment. Be sure to power off the equipment and unplug its power cords from the wall outlet before installation/relocation. All voltage is removed only when the power cords are unplugged.
  • Page 26 Do not use any non-designated interface cable. Use only interface cables designated by NEC; identify which component or connector to attach beforehand. If you use a wrong cable or make a wrong connection, there is a risk of short-circuit that could lead to a fire.
  • Page 27: Cleaning And Handling Of Internal Devices

    1-13 Before Setup Cleaning and Handling of Internal Devices WARNING Do not disassemble, repair, or alter the server. Unless described herein, never attempt to disassemble, repair, or alter the equipment. There is a risk of an electric shock or fire as well as malfunction. Do not look into the CD-ROM drive The CD-ROM drive uses a laser beam.
  • Page 28: During Operation

    1-14 Before Setup During Operation CAUTION Do not pull out a device during operation. Do not pull out or remove a device while it works. There is a risk of malfunction and injuries. Do not touch the equipment when it thunders. Unplug the equipment when it threatens to thunder.
  • Page 29: Rack-Mount Model

    1-15 Before Setup Rack-mount Model CAUTION Do not attempt to install the server yourself. To avoid a risk of injuries, users should not attempt to install the equipment into a rack. Installation should be performed by trained maintenance personnel. < For Maintenance Personnel Only > Do not remove and carry the equipment with modules mounted.
  • Page 30: Unpackaging

    1-16 Before Setup Unpackaging The following section describes necessary information to use the product properly and safely. Accessories This product is shipped with various accessories. See the attached list to make sure everything is included and check the individual items. If any component is missing or damaged, contact your sales agent.
  • Page 31: Chapter 2 About Operating System

    Chapter 2 About Operating System This chapter gives essential information on the Linux system supported by the server and how to install it.
  • Page 32: Installing Linux For Nec Express5800/Ft Series

    NEC Express5800/ft series supports the operating system, Linux for NEC Express5800/ft series. NEC Express5800/ft series does not support any operating systems other than the above. About Linux for NEC Express5800/ft series Use the ft series setup program to install Linux for NEC Express5800/ft series. Note the following at installation: IMPORTANT: Complete all the setups such as the memory expansion and the BIOS setting before installing Linux for NEC Express5800/ft series.
  • Page 33: Chapter 3 Installing Server

    Chapter 3 Installing Server This chapter describes requirements for using the product properly and safely, the setup procedures to make NEC Express5800/ft series ready for use, and how to connect peripherals.
  • Page 34: Installation

    Installation This section describes installation of NEC Express5800/ft series. Tower Model IMPORTANT: NEC Express5800/ft series is a precision instrument. You should ask maintenance personnel to install it. Select a suitable site for tower model. CAUTION Observe the following precautions to use the equipment safely. There are risks of a burn, injury, or damage to physical assets.
  • Page 35 3-3 Installing Server Do not install NEC Express5800/ft series in such places as listed below. Otherwise, the server may malfunction. Place where temperatures change widely (near a heater, air conditioner, or refrigerator). Place that is subject to intense vibration. Place where corrosive gas (sodium chloride, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, nitrogen dioxide, or ozone) is generated, or a place that is close to chemicals or exposed to chemicals.
  • Page 36 3-4 Installing Server After fastening the main cabinet, open its front bezel to mount the CPU and PCI modules. For details, see the following section “Installation of Rack-mount Model.” Procedures are basically the same for the tower model except that its modules are mounted vertically instead of horizontally. IMPORTANT: Follow the procedures below to install the CPU and PCI modules.
  • Page 37: Installation Of Rack-Mount Model

    3-5 Installing Server Installation of Rack-mount Model You can mount NEC Express5800/ft series on a rack that conforms to the EIA standards. IMPORTANT: NEC Express5800/ft series is a precision instrument. You should ask maintenance personnel to install it. To install a rack, contact your sales agent or maintenance personnel.
  • Page 38 Do not leave two or more devices pulled out from the rack. Do not install excessive wiring. Do not install NEC Express5800/ft series in such places as listed below. Otherwise, the server may malfunction. Place where you cannot pull out the components fully.
  • Page 39 When the operating temperatures of NEC Express5800/ft series (10° to 35°C) are exceeded, there is a risk of malfunction. You must take adequate precautions and measures for airflow inside the rack as well as in the room so that the internal temperature can be kept within this range during operation.
  • Page 40: Connection

    To connect a third-party peripheral device or interface cable to the server, check with your sales agent to see if they are compatible with NEC Express5800/ft series. Some third-party devices may not be used with the server.
  • Page 41 3-9 Installing Server A rack-mount model is shown here. As for a tower model, locations of the connectors are same though the orientation of the equipment is different. IMPORTANT: Space of 1U above the main unit is needed to place the USB floppy disk drive on the main unit for a rack-mount model For a tower model place it on the main USB floppy disk drive...
  • Page 42 3-10 Installing Server After connecting cables to PCI modules, secure them with the cable ties. When completing connection to peripheral equipment, connect the two provided power cords to the server. After that, secure the cables with the cable tie provided in the server. Connect the plug at the other end of the power cord to a wall outlet with parallel double-pole grounds provided or to an uninterruptible power supply (UPS).
  • Page 43 3-11 Installing Server The UPS service outlets are categorized into two groups: SWITCH OUT and UN-SWITCH OUT. (They may be called "OUTPUT1" and "OUTPUT2".) For constant power supply, connect the power cord to a UN-SWITCH OUT outlet. (Connect the modem that is in service for 24 hours to this outlet.) When the power cord from the server is connected to a UPS, change the BIOS setup of the server to link with power supply from the UPS.
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  • Page 45: Chapter 4 Linux Setup

    Chapter 4 Linux Setup This chapter describes procedures for setup to power on the NEC Express5800/ft series for the first time, installation of Linux, setup of dual configuration of LAN cards, setup of dual disk configuration and so on.
  • Page 46: Setup Flow

    Reinstalling the OS (P.4-5) First Time (P.4-3) Step B-2: Prepare for Installation (P.4-6) Step B-3: Start the Installation of Linux for NEC Express5800/ft series (P.4-9) Step C-1: Set Dual LAN Card Configuration (P.4-10) Step C-2: Set Dual Disk Configuration (P.4-13) Step C-3: Connect and Configure Options (P.4-19)
  • Page 47: Setup Procedure When Powering On The Nec Express5800/Ft Series For The First Time

    Follow the procedure below to set up the server for the first time after you purchased. Step A-1: Starting Setup Procedure When Powering on the Server for the First Time The following explains the initial setup procedure of the NEC Express5800/ft series after you purchased. You need to prepare the following before starting setup.
  • Page 48 4-4 Linux Setup Change the root password. Change the password using passwd command. Set LAN configuration. See “Step C-1: Set Dual LAN Card Configuration” (4-10) and perform the setup. Connect and setup the optional devices. If there are optional PCI boards and peripheral devices which have been purchased separately, power off the server and then follow the instructions of “PCI board”...
  • Page 49: Setup Procedure When Reinstalling The Os

    The NEC Express5800/ft series is a precision instrument. Ask maintenance personnel with technical knowledge to install it. When you power on the NEC Express5800/ft series for the first time after you purchased, refer to “Setup Procedure When Powering on the NEC Express5800/ft series for the First Time”...
  • Page 50: Step B-2: Prepare For Installation

    4-6 Linux Setup Step B-2: Prepare for Installation Before starting Linux for NEC Express5800/ft series installation, be sure to do the following. If these preparations are not performed, setup cannot be performed properly. Prepare NEC Express5800/ft series With the power of NEC Express5800/ft series off, follow the steps below: Prepare NEC Express5800/ft series.
  • Page 51 Linux for NEC Express5800/ft series. Otherwise the setup may not be performed properly. Preparation is now completed. Start the installation of Linux for NEC Express5800/ft series. <When the AC power is on (The power cord is plugged to the wall outlet and the main unit’s power is off)>...
  • Page 52 IMPORTANT: If the BMC Status LED is red and blinking, do not start installing Linux for NEC Express5800/ft series. Otherwise the setup may not be done properly. Preparation is now completed. Start the installation of Linux for NEC Express5800/ft series.
  • Page 53: Step B-3: Start The Installation Of Linux For Nec Express5800/Ft Series

    3. When having inserted the CD-ROM correctly, reset the system (press Ctrl, Alt and Delete together), or turn the power off and then turn it on to restart the NEC Express5800/ft series. The installation will be started. After a while, the message “Change CDROM” will appear.
  • Page 54: Step C-1: Set Dual Lan Card Configuration

    4-10 Linux Setup Step C-1: Set Dual LAN Card Configuration LAN configuration is not set to Linux for NEC Express5800/ft series preinstalled to the hard disk drive of the NEC Express5800/ft series, or after Linux for NEC Express5800/ft series is reinstalled.
  • Page 55 Linux Setup 4-11 Use the following command to check the status of LAN card. >vndctl status 7 You can check the status of the slot 7 using vndctl. --Virtual Network Status-- virtual status ipconf slot real(s) OKAY 7 *epro01.06 epro40.06 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:30:13:F1:E9:7D BROADCAST MASTER MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0...
  • Page 56 4-12 Linux Setup Check the status. >vndctl status -Virtual Network Status- virtual status ipconf slot real(s) OKAY *epro01.06 epro40.06 slot real status link left right - left right - left right - left gb01.03.0 - right gb40.03.0 - left right - left right - left...
  • Page 57: Step C-2: Set Dual Disk Configuration

    NEC Express5800/ft series secures data by making disks to RAID configuration. NEC Express 5800/ft series is set up to automatically set dual configuration of the built-in disk for boot in either status; when you purchased the server, or immediately after Linux for NEC Express5800/ft series was installed to the server.
  • Page 58 4-14 Linux Setup Disk management tool (ftdiskadm) You can check the status of the integrated SCSI disk and set the RAID configuration safely by using disk management tool (ftdiskadm). By using ftdiskadm, you can; Check the status of the entire built-in disks Check the status of RAID of the built-in disks Recover RAID of the built-in disk Extend the built-in disk...
  • Page 59 Linux Setup 4-15 Check the status of the SCSI disk Check the status of the SCSI disk using ftdiskadm command. The following is an example of the display when “Status(All Disks)” of “=> RAID” is executed. <Example> [SCSI DISK STATUS] -- BUS -- bus pci(haddr) 0 01:05.00(10.5.0)
  • Page 60 4-16 Linux Setup The RAID menu will be displayed. Enter “1” and then press Enter. “Status (Raid)” (the disks’ current status of RAID) will be displayed. (Display example of the RAID status) [Status(Raid)] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- name partition label status member /boot /boot DUPLEX (1)sda1...
  • Page 61 Linux Setup 4-17 Start the SCSI disk To start the SCSI disk manually, use ftdiskadm. The following is an example of procedure to start SCSI disk using ftdiskadm. <Example> Command action 1 => SCSI 2 => RAID 3 => Environment 9 Quit Command: 1 Command action...
  • Page 62 4-18 Linux Setup Stop the SCSI disk To stop the SCSI disk manually, use ftdiskadm. The following is an example of procedure to stop the SCSI disk using ftdiskadm. <Example> Command action 1 => SCSI 2 => RAID 3 => Environment 9 Quit Command: 1 Command action...
  • Page 63: Step C-3: Connect And Configure Options

    Also, it will be installed automatically when reinstalling the OS by using Linux for NEC Express5800/ft series Back Up CD-ROM. To run NEC ESMPRO Agent, you need to make settings of the SNMP. For details and methods of the settings, see from “2. Environment settings of snmpd” to “5. Setting firewall” on “NEC...
  • Page 64: Step C-6: Back Up System Information

    Take the following steps to make a backup copy of the system information: Get a 3.5-inch floppy disk. Insert the "NEC EXPRESSBUILDER" CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive of the server, and restart the system. NEC EXPRESSBUILDER is activated and [NEC EXPRESSBUILDER Top Menu] is displayed.
  • Page 65: Chapter 5 Procedures After Completion Of Installation

    Chapter 5 Procedures after Completion of Installation This chapter describes what you do after installation including setup for failure management, how you install management utilities, how you back up system information, and setup of PCs on the network. You may need to confirm these procedures while the system is running.
  • Page 66: Installing Management Utilities

    NEC ESMPRO Manager is installed. NEC ESMPRO Agent is already installed to the hard disk drive of the server at the time of shipment. Also, it is automatically installed when Linux for NEC Express5800/ft series is installed. However, you still need to set up according to your environment for operating NEC ESMPRO Agent.
  • Page 67 Preparation before Setup Be sure to read the following before system installation or setup. To operate NEC ESMPRO Agent, each service must be installed appropriately and must be operating. 1. Check necessary packages The following packages are needed to use NEC ESMPRO Agent.
  • Page 68 162/udp Installation procedure TIPS: The NEC ESMPRO Agent is already installed to the hard disk drive of the server at the time of shipment. Also, it is automatically installed when Linux for NEC Express5800/ft series is installed. 1. Log in to the system as a root user.
  • Page 69 Procedures after Completion of Installation 5-5 4. Move to the directory where the package of the NEC ESMPRO Agent is stored. # cd /mnt/cdrom/nec/esmpro_sa 5. Enter the following commands to install the package: # rpm –ivh nechwid-3.00.00-1. i386. rpm # rpm –ivh Esmpro-common-dat-4.0.4-1.i386. rpm # rpm –ivh Esmpro-common-bin-4.0.4-1.
  • Page 70: Report Setting

    The User’s Guide is stored on the following place of the Back Up CD-ROM 2. /nec/esmpro_sa/doc/users.pdf Report Setting To report from the NEC ESMPRO Agent to the NEC ESMPRO Manager, you need to set the method of report. Setting of Manager (SNMP) Log in the system as a root user.
  • Page 71: Nec Esmpro Manager

    Notify Monitor When a failing module in the server is to be replaced, NEC ESMPRO Manager enables logical module disconnection from the server and logical installation after module replacement. For the installation of NEC ESMPRO Manager and notes on the operation, see the separate volume...
  • Page 72: Nec Mwa

    5-8 Procedures after Completion of Installation NEC MWA NEC MWA is an application that enables remote management of the server (this product) through a management PC over the network. (A management PC is a computer running NEC ESMPRO Manager.) To establish communication between the server and the management PC, install “NEC MWA” in the management PC.
  • Page 73 Procedures after Completion of Installation 5-9 Click [Setup], then [MWA]. TIPS: You can also display the popup menu by right-clicking the screen shown right. lick [NEC MWA Manager]. NEC MWA installer starts up. Follow the instructions to install.
  • Page 74: Confirmation Of The Kernel Version

    Perform this procedure when you need to check the version of the operating kernel. (e.g., when you add devices to the NEC Express5800/ft series.) A dedicated tool for checking the version is provided. Confirm the version following the procedure...
  • Page 75: Chapter 6 Troubleshooting

    Chapter 6 Troubleshooting This chapter describes what to do when files needed to operate the OS are damaged and any trouble occur on the product.
  • Page 76: System Repair

    6-2 Troubleshooting System Repair For procedure of repairing RAID when disk failures occur, refer to Chapter 4 “Linux Setup” (page 4-1). IMPORTANT: If hard disks cannot be recognized, the system cannot be repaired. You need to log in as a root user to make this setting. If fsck was started while booting and was stopped during the process, execute fskd for each md devices.
  • Page 77: Troubleshooting

    When the server is not booted from the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER CD-ROM, check the following: Did you set the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER during POST and restart the server? → If you do not set the NEC EXPRESSBUILDER during POST and restart the server, an error message will appear or the OS will boot.
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  • Page 79: Appendix A About Services

    Appendix A About Services Information on NEC Express5800 ft series is provided the web at NEC Express5800 Web ASIA PACIFIC http://www.nec.co.jp/express/...
  • Page 82 N8800-057F/058F NEC Express5800/320Lb/320Lb-R User's Guide (Setup) 1st Edition 10-2004 856-124164-901-A...