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HP BladeSystem
Deployment Guide for Solutions with 6Gb
SAS BL Switches and External SAS Storage
Enclosures
This document provides device overview information, installation best practices and procedural overview, and illustrated
examples for attaching external 6Gb SAS storage enclosures to an HP BladeSystem c-Class enclosure. The BladeSystem solutions
described in this guide include a BladeSystem c-Class enclosure with server blades, 6Gb SAS Smart Array controllers, 6Gb
SAS switch blades, and 6Gb SAS external storage enclosures.
HP Part Number: 634041-006
Published: October 2013
Edition: 6

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  • Page 1 This document provides device overview information, installation best practices and procedural overview, and illustrated examples for attaching external 6Gb SAS storage enclosures to an HP BladeSystem c-Class enclosure. The BladeSystem solutions described in this guide include a BladeSystem c-Class enclosure with server blades, 6Gb SAS Smart Array controllers, 6Gb SAS switch blades, and 6Gb SAS external storage enclosures.
  • Page 2: Storage Enclosures. (Hp P2000 G3 Sas Msa Revision

    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. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    For more information......................29 Important tips........................29 HP D2600/D2700 Disk Enclosures...................32 For more information......................32 Important tips........................33 HP MSL2024, MSL4048, MSL8048, and MSL8096 Tape Libraries and 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader..34 For more information......................34 Important tips........................35 Rack and Power........................36 For more information......................36 3 Software information.................37 HP Onboard Administrator......................38...
  • Page 4 Updating firmware on HP 6Gb SAS BL Switches..............63 Prerequisites.........................63 Updating HP 6Gb SAS BL Switch firmware in single-domain deployments......63 Updating HP 6Gb SAS BL Switch firmware in dual-domain deployments.......65 Updating firmware on shared SAS storage (MSA 2040 SAS or P2000 G3 SAS MSA controller enclosures and its cascaded MSA 2040, P2000, MSA2000, and D2700 drive enclosures)..67...
  • Page 5 Server and P71 1m, P712m, and P721m/P731m controller worksheet..........102 HP 6Gb SAS BL Switch worksheet...................103 HP MSA 2040 SAS or P2000 G3 SAS MSA controller enclosure worksheet.........104 HP MSA 2040 or P2000 drive enclosure worksheets..............105 MDS600 and D6000 storage enclosure worksheet..............106 HP D2600/D2700 storage enclosure worksheet...............107...
  • Page 6: Introduction

    1 Introduction This document provides guidelines, instructions, and illustrated examples to help deploy a solution centered around a BladeSystem c-Class enclosure with server blades, 6Gb SAS controllers, 6Gb SAS switch blades, and external SAS storage enclosures. MSL Tape Libraries and Tape Autoloaders are also discussed.
  • Page 7: Topics Discussed In This Guide

    HP BladeSystem c-Class c3000 and c7000 Enclosures HP BladeSystem c-Class ProLiant Server Blades HP Smart Array P71 1m, P712m, P721m, and P731m controllers HP 6Gb SAS BL Switches HP P2000 G3 SAS MSA Controller Enclosures HP P2000 Drive Enclosures...
  • Page 8 HP P2000 G3 MSA System CLI Reference Guide HP P2000 G3 MSA System Event Descriptions Reference Guide HP MSA System MPIO DSM Installation Guide HP MSA System VDS and VSS Hardware Providers Installation Guide MSA 2040 SAS storage enclosures: HP MSA System Racking Instructions...
  • Page 9: How To Obtain Detailed Information

    How to obtain detailed information For detailed installation, configuration, use, and reference information about the HP BladeSystem enclosure and its supported devices, note the types of information you can obtain from HP websites. Information available in device websites Some of the tasks you can perform in a device website include the following: In the initial display, read overview information and announcements about the device.
  • Page 10: Getting Started

    Prepare the site for the power and cooling needs of the solution and its components. (See the user documents for your c-Class BladeSystem Enclosure.) Obtain copies of user documents for all devices in your solution. At minimum, HP strongly recommends obtaining the documents that are specifically referenced in this guide. See “Documents referred to in this guide”...
  • Page 11: Device Information

    “Rack and Power” (page 36) HP BladeSystem c-Class Enclosures The HP BladeSystem c-Class enclosure serves as the host for a variety of common-form-factor components. The architecture uses scalable device bays (for server or storage blades) and interconnect bays (for interconnect modules providing fabric connectivities) that facilitate scaling up or scaling out the BladeSystem infrastructure.
  • Page 12: Hp Bladesystem C3000 Enclosure

    BladeSystem c3000 Enclosure Rack Template—Physical template for helping mount the enclosure in a rack. For more detailed information about the enclosure, see the following documents, available on HP websites: HP BladeSystem c3000 Enclosure Setup and Installation Guide—Detailed hardware description, installation, and user information HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator User Guide—Information on using Onboard...
  • Page 13: Hp Bladesystem C7000 Enclosure

    HP BladeSystem c7000 enclosure The HP BladeSystem c7000 enclosure is ideal for larger data centers with more dynamic data center environments. It provides 16 device bays and 8 interconnect bays in a 10U rack-mount configuration. For more information Device website: http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/blades/components/enclosures/c-class/...
  • Page 14: Hp Bladesystem C-Class Server Blades

    HP BladeSystem c-Class Server Blades An HP c-Class server blade is a full-function server that slides into an HP BladeSystem c-Class enclosure, in contrast to a server that is mounted in a rack. One great advantage of blade architecture is the easy addition of more server blades to your environment.
  • Page 15: Important Tips

    For more detailed information about server blades, see the following documents, available on HP websites: HP ProLiant Server Blade User Guide—Detailed hardware description and user information Important tips Compatibility dependencies exist among components. See the QuickSpecs for your existing or potential components to confirm compatibility. QuickSpecs are available for each component on the HP BladeSystem website: http://www.hp.com/go/bladesystem.
  • Page 16: Hp Smart Array Sas Controllers

    The HP Smart Array P731m controller is supported only by SSA. NOTE: The HP Smart Array P731m does not support the 3GB MDS600 or the 1.5 G HDD. For more restrictions, see “External SAS device, controller, drive, and cabling support matrices”...
  • Page 17 Supports the hot-addition of external zoned SAS storage enclosures to the SAS BL Switch. Up to four HP 6Gb SAS BL Switches are supported. 72-bit, 1GB Flash-Based Write Cache (FBWC). Four external SAS ports: ◦ Each SAS port consists of 2x SAS links.
  • Page 18: For More Information

    For more detailed information about the Smart Array controllers, see the following documents, available on HP websites: HP Smart Array Controllers for HP ProLiant Servers User Guide—Detailed information about all Smart Array controllers, including specifications, installation, and configuration procedures. Important tips...
  • Page 19 “Device relationships and mapping information” (page 50). HP Smart Array Server Software is supported for use with the controllers and its servers, but it is important to note that the P2000 G3 SAS MSA and MSA 2040 SAS do not use the Smart Array storage device management software tools of HP SSA, ACU, ADU, and Storage Event Notification Service.
  • Page 20: Hp 6Gb Sas Bl Switch

    Embedded HP Virtual SAS Manager software for switch management and zoning tasks The HP 6Gb SAS BL Switch is a single-wide form factor and consumes one BladeSystem c-Class enclosure interconnect bay. Dual-domain configurations use two HP 6Gb SAS BL Switches installed in the same interconnect bay row.
  • Page 21 For more information about configuring and managing the switch using VSM, see “Solution management tools” (page 37). HP 6Gb SAS BL Switch...
  • Page 22: For More Information

    For example, both switches must be HP 6Gb SAS BL Switches. Mixing an HP 6Gb SAS BL Switch and an HP 3Gb SAS BL Switch, a Fibre Channel switch, or an Ethernet switch in the same interconnect bay row is not supported.
  • Page 23: Hp P2000 G3 Sas Msa And Msa 2040 Sas Systems

    HP P2000 G3 SAS MSA and MSA 2040 SAS Systems The HP P2000 G3 SAS MSA is 6Gb SAS, external shared SAS storage that helps users easily transition from direct attached to centralized storage. It allows departmental and small-to-medium businesses grow capacity as demands increase.
  • Page 24 Drive enclosures—Contain I/O modules, for connecting to the P2000 G3 SAS MSA controller enclosure, providing additional storage capacity. The following illustrations show rear views of supported drive enclosure models: P2000 or MSA 2040This LFF enclosure has 12 drive bays D2700 This SFF enclosure has 25 drive bays for 2.5 inch for 3.5 inch drives drives NOTE:...
  • Page 25: For More Information

    Highly efficient consolidation and sharing of storage geared to departmental and small-to-medium business requirements. Cost efficient plus high-availability choices. Flexibility in drives: Large Form Factor 3.5-inch or HP ProLiant Small Form Factor 2.5-inch drives. Enterprise-class SAS or archival-class SATA drives as need and budget dictates.
  • Page 26: Important Tips

    When cabling the MSA 2040 SAS or P2000 G3 SAS MSA controller enclosure, MSA 2040 SAS or P2000 drive enclosures, and HP 6Gb SAS BL Switches, be sure to follow HP recommended best practices to provide a high availability, fault tolerant solution. For more information about cabling the devices, see the user documents for the devices.
  • Page 27 Reference Guide or HP P2000 G3 MSA System SMU Reference Guide. ◦ For information about configuring storage in the CLI, see the HP MSA 2040 CLI Reference Guide or HP P2000 G3 MSA System CLI Reference Guide. (Optional but strongly recommended) Map each volume to ports on the server blades. This is called explicit mapping.
  • Page 28: Hp Mds600 And D6000 Disk Enclosures

    (page 77). NOTE: Because the MDS600 is a 3G device, its I/O Module SAS ports link at 3G to the HP 6Gb SAS BL Switch, not 6G. Key features unique to the D6000 include: Choice of 3.5" Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) midline, or Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) enterprise drives.
  • Page 29: For More Information

    HP D6000 Disk Enclosure Maintenance and Service Guide HP 6G Virtual SAS Manager User Guide—Detailed information about and instructions how to configure zone groups on the HP 6Gb SAS BL Switch to control access to external SAS storage enclosures. Important tips Upgrade to the latest firmware version before use.
  • Page 30 PDU and four output connectors (C- 1 3) for connection to the MDS600 power supplies. When connecting the MDS600 or D6000 storage enclosure to the HP 6Gb SAS BL Switch, be sure to follow HP recommended best practices. For more information about cabling devices to the switch, see the user documents for each device.
  • Page 31 Ensure that P721m/P731m SmartArray controllers are installed on Gen8 servers. – – Ensure that 6Gb SAS BL Switches are installed in the c7000. – Migrate the MDS600 from the old c7000 enclosure to the 6Gb SAS BL switches in the new c7000. HP MDS600 and D6000 Disk Enclosures...
  • Page 32: Hp D2600/D2700 Disk Enclosures

    Dual power supplies, fans, and I/O modules for maximum fault tolerance. Drive bay zoning support (when attached to an HP 6Gb SAS BL Switch in a BladeSystem c-Class enclosure), which presents only the drives included in the assigned zone group to the server.
  • Page 33: Important Tips

    VSM, see “HP 6G Virtual SAS Manager” (page 41). ◦ Configure drives in the zone group into arrays and LUNs using the HP Array Configuration Utility (ACU). For more information about the ACU, see “HP Array Configuration Utility” (page 44).
  • Page 34: Hp Msl2024, Msl4048, Msl8048, And Msl8096 Tape Libraries And 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader

    Library or Autoloader: HP MSL2024 Tape Library getting started, HP MSL4048 Tape Library getting started, HP MSL8048 and MSL8096 Tape Library getting started, or HP 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader getting started—Overview information about the tape library and its installation and configuration procedures.
  • Page 35: Important Tips

    SAS BL switch may be left open or connected to other tape devices. To use all four channels of the HP 6Gb SAS BL Switch port, use a SAS fanout cable, which has one mini-SAS connector on the switch end and four mini-SAS connectors on the tape drive end.
  • Page 36: Rack And Power

    Rack and Power HP helps companies manage power and cooling costs. HP provides a variety of hardware and software, enabling optimal deployment of HP servers and storage, and smarter control over power, cooling and access. For more information For additional information see the following HP websites: HP Infrastructure products website: http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/platforms/...
  • Page 37: Software Information

    “MSA 2040 SAS or P2000 G3 MSA Command Line Interface” (page 43) “HP Array Configuration Utility” (page 44) “HP Systems Insight Manager” (page 46) “MSL Tape Libraries and 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader remote management interface” (page 47) “HP MSL Tape Libraries and 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader operator control panel” (page 48)
  • Page 38: Hp Onboard Administrator

    HP BladeSystem c-Class enclosures and the managed devices contained within the enclosure. OA provides a single point from which to view the entire HP BladeSystem c-Class environment and perform basic management tasks on BladeSystem devices, including server blades and switches installed in the c-Class enclosure.
  • Page 39 Click virtual buttons, including the following: ◦ Power off the switch ◦ Reset the switch ◦ Toggle on/off the UID light Open the Management Console (HP Virtual SAS Manager) Open the Port Mapping window to view detailed port mapping information HP Onboard Administrator...
  • Page 40 To view the WWN of the P71 1m/P712m controller ports or device mappings, expand the navigation tree for a SAS BL Switch and then click Port Mapping. For the selected switch, the display shows each port of the switch, the server blade it is mapped to, and the WWN of the P71 1m/P712m port.
  • Page 41: Hp 6G Virtual Sas Manager

    HP 6G Virtual SAS Manager HP 6G Virtual SAS Manager (VSM) is embedded in the 6Gb SAS BL Switch firmware and is the software application used to create hardware-based zone groups to control access to external SAS storage. Servers in the c-Class enclosure are then granted access to these zone groups, allowing them to access the storage.
  • Page 42: Msl 2040 Sas And P2000 G3 Sas Msa Storage Management Utility

    For more Information about using the SMU, see the HP MSA 2040 SMU Reference Guide, available http://www.hp.com/go/msa2040 or the HP P2000 G3 MSA System SMU Reference Guide, available at http://www.hp.com/go/P2000.
  • Page 43: Msa 2040 Sas Or P2000 G3 Msa Command Line Interface

    Telnet, or terminal emulator running on a management host connected through a LAN to the Ethernet port on the MSA controller. For more information about using the CLI, see the HP MSA 2040 CLI Reference Guide or the HP P2000 G3 MSA System CLI Reference Guide.
  • Page 44: Hp Array Configuration Utility

    For information about using the ACU, see the ACU section of the Configuring Arrays on HP Smart Array Controllers Reference Guide. This guide is available on the Support page of the ACU website: http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantstorage/software-management/acumatrix/.
  • Page 45: Hp Smart Storage Administrator

    The HP SSA provides improved configuration performance, additional configuration features, along with enhanced diagnostic and reporting capabilities. Although ACU is still supported, HP SSA is the replacement starting with HP ProLiant Gen8 servers. NOTE: The HP Smart Array P731m controller is supported only by HP SSA.
  • Page 46: Hp Systems Insight Manager

    HP Systems Insight Manager HP Systems Insight Manager (SIM) is the foundation for the HP unified server-storage management strategy. SIM is a hardware-level management product that provides basic management features through a single management view. SIM provides device management capabilities that consolidate and integrate management data from HP and third-party devices.
  • Page 47: Msl Tape Libraries And 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader Remote Management Interface

    For more information about the RMI, see the HP MSL2024, MSL4048, MSL8048, and MSL8096 Tape Library user and service guide or the HP 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader user and service guide. As shown in the following image, the System Status pane on the left side of the page shows the current device and drive status.
  • Page 48: Hp Msl Tape Libraries And 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader Operator Control Panel

    Use the control buttons to scroll through the menu. For more information about the OCP, see the HP MSL2024, MSL4048, MSL8048, and MSL8096 Tape Library user and service guide or the HP 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader user and service guide.
  • Page 49: High Availability / Dual Domain Information

    For more information about RAID levels and configuring the MSA 2040 SAS or P2000 G3 SAS MSA storage, see the HP MSA 2040: Best Practices white paper at http://www.hp.com/go/msa2040. For more information about RAID...
  • Page 50: Device Relationships And Mapping Information

    5 Device relationships and mapping information Each interconnect bay row in an HP BladeSystem c3000 or c7000 enclosure maps to servers via the server expansion slot in which the controller card is installed. The following tables list the mappings between server expansion slots and BladeSystem enclosure interconnect bays.
  • Page 51: Zoning Information

    6 Zoning information HP Virtual SAS Manager (VSM) is the software application used to configure the switch, and create and manage hardware-based zone groups. These zone groups allocate resources for device load balancing purposes and for selectively allowing access to data. For planning purposes, zone groups and assignments can be pre-configured, even if servers or disk drives are not yet installed in BladeSystem c-Class enclosure device bays or storage enclosure drive bays.
  • Page 52: Installation Best Practices And Procedures

    SAS storage; details are not included in the scope of this document. For details, see the setup and installation instructions provided with each device. User documents for devices in this solution are available on the HP Manuals website http://www.hp.com/support/...
  • Page 53: Key Installation Steps

    Install BladeSystem c-Class enclosure and its servers, interconnect devices, and other components. Install operating system updates and patches, and, if necessary, update firmware on the HP controllers and interconnect devices. Step 6 For each server that will boot locally (not use the storage enclosure as a boot device), install the operating system.
  • Page 54: Installation Notes And Best Practices

    You can specify a nickname (host name) for the SAS WWN to be able to easily identify the host in the host list. See “Adding a host” in the HP MSA 2040 SMU Reference Guide or HP P2000 G3 MSA System SMU Reference Guide or set host name in the HP MSA 2040 CLI Reference Guide or HP P2000 G3 MSA System CLI Reference Guide.
  • Page 55 VSM interface. Other updating methods are not supported. ◦ Be sure to obtain the .fuf file download from the HP website (not the .SCEXE file). The .fuf file is used when updating the MDS600 or D6000 using the VSM.
  • Page 56: Installation Steps

    If applicable, install the Tape Library or Autoloader. Install one or more P71 1m, P712m, or P721m/P731m controller on each server blade. For detailed instructions on installing the P71 1m, P712m, or P721m/P731m, see the HP Smart Array Controllers User Guide.
  • Page 57 If not included in your solution, proceed to the next step. For detailed instructions on installing MSA storage enclosures, see “Installing the enclosures” in the HP MSA 2040 User Guide or HP P2000 G3 MSA System SAS User Guide. Before installing each MSA storage enclosure, record important device information in “HP MSA 2040 SAS or P2000 G3 SAS MSA controller enclosure worksheet”...
  • Page 58 For detailed instructions on installing MDS600 or D6000 storage enclosures, see “Setup” in the HP 600 Modular Disk System User Guide. or HP D6000 Disk Enclosure User Guide Before installing each MDS600 or D6000 storage enclosure, record important device information in “MDS600 and D6000 storage enclosure worksheet”...
  • Page 59 For more information about MDS600 LED patterns, see “Component identification” in the HP 600 Modular Disk System User Guide or HP D6000 Disk Enclosure User Guide. If needed, upgrade the firmware on the I/O modules, using the firmware obtained in Step 8.c.
  • Page 60 Administrator. (HP Onboard Administrator user guide) Enter MSA 2040 SAS or P2000 G3 SAS MSA system parameters. (“Configuring the system” in the HP MSA 2040 SMU Reference Guide or HP P2000 G3 MSA System SMU Reference Guide) Create vdisks and volumes using the SMU or CLI. For information, see “Creating a vdisk”...
  • Page 61 Administrator. (HP Onboard Administrator user guide) From each server assigned a drive-bay zone group, create arrays and LUNs using the HP SSA, ACU or ACU CLI. (See “ACU” in the Configuring Arrays on HP Smart Array Controllers Reference Guide.) 15. The basic steps of installing the BladeSystem solution are complete. Additional configuration...
  • Page 62: Maintenance And Troubleshooting

    Server blades HP P71 1m, P712m, or P721m/P731m Smart Array Controller HP 6Gb SAS BL Switch For more information and to download the HP Smart Update Firmware DVD ISO, go to the HP BladeSystem Firmware Maintenance website at http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/blades/ components/c-class.html.
  • Page 63: Updating Firmware On Hp 6Gb Sas Bl Switches

    The following describes updating firmware using the VSM GUI. For information about updating HP 6Gb SAS BL Switch firmware using the VSM CLI, see the HP 6G Virtual SAS Manager User Guide. For information about using the Smart Update Firmware DVD ISO, see “Updating firmware...
  • Page 64 Obtain the HP 6Gb SAS BL Switch firmware file from the HP Support Downloads page: http:// www.hp.com/support/downloads. Be sure to obtain the .img firmware file; Smart Component firmware updating methods are not used when updating firmware using the VSM. From the workstation with access to both the firmware file and the BladeSystem c-Class enclosure, access the VSM for the switch.
  • Page 65: Updating Hp 6Gb Sas Bl Switch Firmware In Dual-Domain Deployments

    The following is an overview of key firmware updating steps when using the VSM GUI. For detailed information about updating HP 6Gb SAS BL Switch firmware using the VSM GUI or CLI, see the HP 6G Virtual SAS Manager User Guide...
  • Page 66 NOTE: By default, the Update both Active and Passive switches is selected. HP strongly recommends accepting this default, so that firmware does not become mis-matched. Click OK to begin the update. IMPORTANT: Do not interfere with or cancel the flashing process. Interrupting the flashing process may corrupt the firmware.
  • Page 67: Revision

    In dual-controller configurations, either schedule a maintenance window or perform during times of low I/O. For information about updating firmware using the SMU, see the HP MSA 2040 SMU Reference Guide, HP P2000 G3 MSA System SMU Reference Guide, HP MSA 2040 CLI Reference Guide, or HP P2000 G3 MSA System CLI Reference Guide.
  • Page 68: Updating Firmware On Zoned Sas Storage (Mds600, D6000, And D2600/D2700 Drive Enclosures)

    Firmware files are provided in multiple file formats for installation in different environments. When a MDS600, D6000, or D2600/D2700 is connected to an HP 6Gb SAS BL Switch in a BladeSystem solution, firmware must be updated using the HP Virtual SAS Manager (VSM) software utility and...
  • Page 69: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting When troubleshooting issues with a device in your HP BladeSystem solution, keep in mind that the device is part of a solution, so correcting the issue may require a fair amount of analysis. Before contacting HP, gather information about the device, the solution, and the issue. When contacting HP, be sure to inform support personnel that the device is part of a BladeSystem solution.
  • Page 70: Troubleshooting D2600/D2700 Storage Enclosures

    For more information about LED displays or 7-segment codes, see the HP 600 Modular Disk System Maintenance and Service Guide, HP D6000 Disk Enclosure Maintenance and Service Guide, HP 600 Modular Disk System User Guide, or HP D6000 Disk Enclosure User Guide.
  • Page 71: Deployment Examples

    In the provided illustrations, colors are used to highlight and differentiate the cable paths from the HP 6Gb SAS BL Switches to the storage enclosures. The choice of colors do not represent the actual color of the cable.
  • Page 72 The following standards are maintained in the sample configurations: Device / Component Single domain Dual domain SAS BL switches: Depending on the type of server blade Depending on the type of server blade used, one or two switches are installed in used, two or four switches are installed in the c-Class enclosure, providing a single the c-Class enclosure, providing dual paths...
  • Page 73: Device Sas Port Information

    Device SAS port information HP 6Gb SAS BL Switch port information As shown in the following illustration: SAS ports: Eight per switch. Labeled 1–8 from left to right on the front of the switch. Use these SAS ports to connect external SAS storage enclosures and tape devices.
  • Page 74: Msa 2040 Sas Or P2000 Drive Enclosure Port Information

    MSA 2040 SAS or P2000 drive enclosure port information P2000 drive enclosures are supported for use in P2000 G3 SAS MSA System environments. As shown in the following illustration: SAS In port: One per I/O module. Labelled IN. Use this SAS expansion port to connect to a MSA 2040 SAS or P2000 G3 SAS MSA controller enclosure or to a drive enclosure that is between this drive enclosure and the controller enclosure.
  • Page 75: Mds600 And D6000Disk Enclosure Port Information

    MDS600 and D6000disk enclosure port information The MDS600 and D6000 have two drawers that contain drives. From the front of the device, drawer number one is on the left of the device; from the rear of the device, drawer number 1 is on the right.
  • Page 76: D2600/D2700 Disk Enclosure Port Information

    D2600/D2700 disk enclosure port information As shown in the following illustration: SAS port P1: Labelled P1. Use this SAS expansion port for the connection towards the host. ◦ In zoned SAS environments, use this SAS expansion port to connect to the 6G SAS BL Switch ◦...
  • Page 77: External Sas Device, Controller, Drive, And Cabling Support Matrices

    External SAS device, controller, drive, and cabling support matrices External SAS device, controller, and drive support matrix The following table provides a matrix for external SAS devices, showing the supported SAS controllers. Supported drive types are also indicated. P712m (512MB P71 1m (1GB P721m (512MB P721m (2GB...
  • Page 78 P712m P71 1m P721m P731m Drive (512MB (1GB (512MB (2GB Storage enclosure type Cabling method cache) cache) cache) cache) Single or dual domain, standard cabling Single or dual domain, high performance D2600/D2700 SATA Single domain, standard cabling SATA Single domain, high performance cabling Single or dual domain, standard cabling P2000 G3 MSA supported...
  • Page 79: Illustrated Configuration Examples

    Illustrated configuration examples The following illustrated deployment examples are included. All P2000 G3 SAS MSA examples are also applicable to the MSA 2040 SAS array. “P2000 G3 SAS MSA single-controller, single-domain, standard cabling” (page 80) “P2000 G3 SAS MSA dual-controller, single-domain optimal cabling” (page 81) “P2000 G3 SAS MSA dual-controller, dual-domain, standard cabling”...
  • Page 80: P2000 G3 Sas Msa Single-Controller, Single-Domain, Standard Cabling

    Port 1: to P2000 G3 SAS MSA port A1 Notes If additional ports on the MSA controllers or HP 6Gb SAS BL Switch are available, HP recommends connecting an additional cable from the switch to the MSA controllers, for additional performance and fault tolerance.
  • Page 81: P2000 G3 Sas Msa Dual-Controller, Single-Domain Optimal Cabling

    P2000 G3 SAS MSA dual-controller, single-domain optimal cabling This example illustrates optimal cabling for a dual-controller P2000 G3 SAS MSA enclosure. In this configuration, note the following: One cable from the single switch to each MSA controller offers dual-path connectivity between the MSA and the switch.
  • Page 82: P2000 G3 Sas Msa Dual-Controller, Dual-Domain, Standard Cabling

    Port 1: to MSA SAS port B1 Notes If additional ports on the MSA controllers or SAS BL Switch are available, HP recommends connecting an additional cable from the switch to the MSA controllers, for additional performance and fault tolerance.
  • Page 83: P2000 G3 Sas Msa Dual-Controller, Dual-Domain, Optimal Cabling

    P2000 G3 SAS MSA dual-controller, dual-domain, optimal cabling This example illustrates optimal cabling for a high-performance, high-availability configuration. In this configuration, note the following: Two cables from each switch to each MSA controller will provide optimal fault tolerance, if a zone group is created that includes all associated switch ports.
  • Page 84: P2000 G3 Sas Msa With Cascaded Drive Enclosures

    P2000 G3 SAS MSA with cascaded drive enclosures This example expands on the cabling paths illustrated in “P2000 G3 SAS MSA dual-controller, dual-domain, optimal cabling” (page 83) and shows connection paths from a dual-controller P2000 G3 SAS MSA controller enclosure to cascaded, dual I/O module P2000 drive enclosures. NOTE: Restrictions exist, depending on the controller, storage enclosure, and drive model.
  • Page 85: Mds600 And D6000 Single Domain, Standard Cabling

    The cable is connected to the primary I/O module, SAS port 1. For consistency across all deployments, even though SAS port 1 and SAS port 2 are functionally equivalent, HP recommends using I/O module SAS port 1. NOTE: Restrictions exist, depending on the controller, storage enclosure, and drive model. For more information, see “External SAS device, controller, drive, and cabling support matrices”...
  • Page 86: Mds600 And D6000 Single Domain, High-Performance Cabling

    An additional cable from each I/O module to an adjacent port on the switch offers additional performance: one cable provides a 4x connection; two cables provide a 8x (high-performance) connection. For more information on switch ports, 4x, and 8x (high-performance) cabling, “HP 6Gb SAS BL Switch” (page 20). IMPORTANT: When using high-performance cabling, both cables from an I/O module must connect to one of the following pairs of switch ports: 1/2, 3/4, 5/6, or 7/8.
  • Page 87: Mds600 And D6000 Single Domain, High-Performance Cabling, Max Performance

    “HP 6Gb SAS BL Switch” (page 20). Adding a second HP 6Gb SAS BL Switch (even though this is a single-domain environment) improves performance by providing two more connections between the MDS600/D6000 drawer and the server, for a total of four connections (when used in conjunction with the outlined cabling scheme and zone group creation strategy.)
  • Page 88 I/O module, port 2 IMPORTANT: Because it includes two HP 6Gb SAS BL Switches, this configuration is similar in appearance to a dual-domain, high-performance configuration. However, because of the single I/O module in each MDS600/D6000 drawer, it is for single-domain use only. The additional switch is used in conjunction with the cabling scheme and zone group strategy to obtain best possible performance.
  • Page 89: Mds600 And D6000 Dual Domain, Standard Cabling

    One cable connects to the secondary I/O module, SAS port 1. For consistency across all deployments, even though SAS port 1 and SAS port 2 are functionally equivalent, HP recommends using I/O module SAS port 1. NOTE: Restrictions exist, depending on the controller, storage enclosure, and drive model. For more information, see “External SAS device, controller, drive, and cabling support matrices”...
  • Page 90: Mds600 And D6000 Dual Domain, High-Performance Cabling

    An additional cable from each I/O module to an adjacent port on the switch offers additional performance: one cable provides a 4x connection; two cables provide a 8x (high-performance) connection. For more information on switch ports, 4x, and 8x (high-performance) cabling, “HP 6Gb SAS BL Switch” (page 20). IMPORTANT: When using high-performance cabling, both cables from an MDS600 or D6000 I/O module must connect to one of the following pairs of switch ports: 1/2, 3/4, 5/6, or 7/8.
  • Page 91: Mds600 And D6000 To Two C-Class Enclosures

    MDS600 and D6000 to two c-Class enclosures This example illustrates cabling from two BladeSystem c-Class enclosures to one MDS600 or D6000 storage enclosure. In this configuration, note the following: This example shows a dual-domain MDS600 or D6000 with high-performance cabling. Dual-domain standard cabling and single-domain devices are also supported.
  • Page 92: D2600/D2700 Single Domain, Standard Cabling

    D2600/D2700 Single domain, standard cabling This example illustrates standard cabling for a single-domain configuration. In this configuration, note the following: One cable from the switch to the D2600/D2700 I/O module offers single-path connectivity. NOTE: Restrictions exist, depending on the controller, storage enclosure, and drive model. For more information, see “External SAS device, controller, drive, and cabling support matrices”...
  • Page 93: D2600/D2700 Dual Domain, Standard Cabling

    D2600/D2700 Dual domain, standard cabling This example illustrates standard cabling for a high-availability configuration. In this configuration, note the following: One cable from each switch to each D2600/D2700 I/O module controller offers high availability. NOTE: Restrictions exist, depending on the controller, storage enclosure, and drive model. For more information, see “External SAS device, controller, drive, and cabling support matrices”...
  • Page 94: P2000 G3 Sas Msa And D2700 To The Same C-Class Enclosure

    P2000 G3 SAS MSA and D2700 to the same c-Class enclosure This example illustrates cabling from one BladeSystem c-Class enclosure to both an P2000 G3 SAS MSA controller enclosure and an D2700 disk enclosure. In this type of configuration, note the following: NOTE: Restrictions exist, depending on the controller, storage enclosure, and drive model.
  • Page 95: P2000 G3 Sas Msa And Mds600 Or D6000 To The Same C-Class Enclosure

    P2000 G3 SAS MSA and MDS600 or D6000 to the same c-Class enclosure This example illustrates cabling from one BladeSystem c-Class enclosure to both an P2000 G3 SAS MSA controller enclosure and an MDS600 storage enclosure. In this type of configuration, note the following: NOTE: Restrictions exist, depending on the controller, storage enclosure, and drive model.
  • Page 96: Tape Library Standard Cabling

    Tape library standard cabling The purpose of this example is to show cabling to a tape library. IMPORTANT: The following illustration shows an P2000 G3 SAS MSA System in the configuration. Tape autoloaders and tape libraries are supported with shared SAS storage enclosures and zoned SAS storage enclosures.
  • Page 97: 10 Support And Other Resources

    10 Support and other resources Contacting HP For worldwide technical support information, see the HP support website: http://www.hp.com/ support. Before contacting HP, collect the following information: Product model names and numbers Technical support registration number (if applicable) Product serial numbers...
  • Page 98: Typographic Conventions

    HP customer self repair (CSR) programs allow you to repair your product. If a CSR part needs replacing, HP ships the part directly to you so that you can install it at your convenience. Some parts do not qualify for CSR. Your HP-authorized service provider will determine whether a repair can be accomplished by CSR.
  • Page 99: Hp Insight Remote Support Software

    HP, which will initiate a fast and accurate resolution, based on your product’s service level. Notifications may be sent to your authorized HP Channel Partner for on-site service, if configured and available in your country. The software is available in two variants: HP Insight Remote Support Standard: This software supports server and storage devices and is optimized for environments with 1-50 servers.
  • Page 100: 1 Hp Product Documentation Survey

    1 1 HP product documentation survey Are you the person who installs, maintains, or uses this HP storage product? If so, we would like to know more about your experience using the product documentation. If not, please pass this notice to the person who is responsible for these activities.
  • Page 101: A Device Worksheets

    “Server and P71 1m, P712m, and P721m/P731m controller worksheet” (page 102) “HP 6Gb SAS BL Switch worksheet” (page 103) “HP MSA 2040 SAS or P2000 G3 SAS MSA controller enclosure worksheet” (page 104) “MDS600 and D6000 storage enclosure worksheet” (page 106) “HP D2600/D2700 storage enclosure worksheet”...
  • Page 102: Server And P71 1M, P712M, And P721M/P731M Controller Worksheet

    Server and P71 1m, P712m, and P721m/P731m controller worksheet Server blade model: Serial number: Server name: OS version/service pack: Installed in enclosure device bay number: Onboard Administrator IP address: Expansion slot used by P71 1m, P12m, or P721m/P731m: P71 1m, P12m, or P721m/P731m serial number P71 1m, P12m, or P721m/P731m firmware version (must be the same on all controllers): P71 1m, P12m, or P721m/P731m WWN Accessing switch in interconnect bay #...
  • Page 103: Hp 6Gb Sas Bl Switch Worksheet

    Firmware version (must be the same on all switches): Installed in enclosure interconnect bay number: Model: 6Gb SAS BL Switch Serial number: Switch name: Firmware version (must be the same on both switches): Installed in enclosure interconnect bay number: HP 6Gb SAS BL Switch worksheet 103...
  • Page 104: Hp Msa 2040 Sas Or P2000 G3 Sas Msa Controller Enclosure Worksheet

    HP MSA 2040 SAS or P2000 G3 SAS MSA controller enclosure worksheet Model: MSA 2040 SAS or P2000 G3 SAS MSA controller enclosure MSA controller model: Chassis serial number: Device name: Hard drive type and size: Firmware version (must be the same on both controllers):...
  • Page 105: Hp Msa 2040 Or P2000 Drive Enclosure Worksheets

    Chassis serial number: Device name: Enclosure firmware version: Hard drive type and size: Model: MSA 2040 or P2000 drive enclosure Chassis serial number: Device name: Enclosure firmware version: Hard drive type and size: HP MSA 2040 or P2000 drive enclosure worksheets 105...
  • Page 106: Mds600 And D6000 Storage Enclosure Worksheet

    MDS600 and D6000 storage enclosure worksheet Model: MDS600 or D6000 disk enclosure Chassis serial number: Device name: Firmware version (must be the same on all I/O modules): I/O module 1 WWID: I/O module 2 WWID: I/O module 3 WWID: I/O module 4 WWID: ACU login information: Drive types and sizes: 106 Device worksheets...
  • Page 107: Hp D2600/D2700 Storage Enclosure Worksheet

    Model: (D2600 or D2700) Chassis serial number: Device name: Firmware version (must be the same on all I/O modules): I/O module 1 WWID: I/O module 2 WWID: ACU login information: Hard drive types and sizes: HP D2600/D2700 storage enclosure worksheet 107...
  • Page 108: Tape And Autoloader Worksheet

    Tape and Autoloader worksheet Model: Chassis serial number: Device name: Firmware version: 108 Device worksheets...
  • Page 109: Index

    HP website, 7, to two c-Class enclosures, providing feedback, P2000 G3 SAS MSA dual controller, 81, 82, with cascaded drive enclosures, firmware prerequisites for updating,...
  • Page 110 getting started Onboard Administrator (OA) deploying the solution, overview, optimal cabling P2000 G3 SAS MSA, help obtaining, high availability information P2000 drive enclosure overvew, port information, high-performance cabling worksheets, dual domain MDS600, P2000 G3 single domain MDS600, 86, information about, worksheets, technical support, P2000 G3 controller enclosure...
  • Page 111 Virtual SAS Manager (VSM) overview, reference documents, warning rack stability, websites available tasks in, customer self repair, HP , list of, product manuals, 7, worksheets, 6Gb SAS BL Switch, D2600/D2700, MDS600, MSA 2040 drive enclosure, MSA 2040 SAS,...