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IBM System Storage™ Digital Media Storage Solution

Installation Guide

Selling and Deploying DS3000/DS4000/DS5000
in Apple and StorNext Environments
Con Rice
Modular Storage Product Specialist
LSI Corporation
12007 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 325
Reston, VA 20191
Cell: 703-867-0012
Tel: 703-262-5418
e-mail:
con.rice@lsi.com
Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide
February 25, 2010
© Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation

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  • Page 1: Installation Guide

    IBM System Storage™ Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide Selling and Deploying DS3000/DS4000/DS5000 in Apple and StorNext Environments Con Rice Modular Storage Product Specialist LSI Corporation 12007 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 325 Reston, VA 20191 Cell: 703-867-0012 Tel: 703-262-5418 e-mail: con.rice@lsi.com...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    QUANTUM / APPLE JOINT PRODUCT SUPPORT PROGRAM ... 16 Overview ... 16 Xsan Controlled SAN File System ... 16 StorNext Controlled SAN File System ... 16 Cooperation Effort Between Apple and QUANTUM ... 16 Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Page 3 Small “MAC Homogenous” StorNext configuration ... 35 Mid to large -sized Heterogeneous StorNext configuration ... 36 Additional Reference Links ... 37 Notices ... 37 Trademarks ... 38 Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Page 4: Introduction

    INTRODUCTION There has long been a desire to support Apple servers and work stations with IBM DS series storage, and now we have that capability. But due to confusion in the past, we will be approving a very specific set of known, quality configurations. There are two basic aspects of these solutions: One is basic hardware connectivity, the second is the support for file sharing.
  • Page 5: Three Current Solutions

    Apple Homogenous Apple Xsan Clients with Linux MDC (Meta Data Controller) (Apple can also be connected without Xsan/StorNext support) Linux Homogenous Linux StorNext Clients with Linux MDC Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Page 6: Heterogeneous

    Must buy support contract from Quantum • Supported Qlogic or Emulex HBA‟s • RDAC MPP Multipath diver • Servers must run approved versions of SLES or RHEL Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Page 7: San Architecture Must Meet Rpq Criteria

    Redundant Meshed Fibre Channel SAN (cross-connected) • RDAC MPP supports this configuration • Some IBM documentation may seem to preclude this, but those documents are based on an old non-“mpp” version of RDAC • Limits cause for failover to Controller failure •...
  • Page 8: Planned Support Rollout

    Apple Leopard and Snow Leopard using Xsan Client software i. Using ATTO HBA‟s and multipathing driver b. With StorNext MDC‟s running on RHEL/SLES i. Using previously supported QLogic and/or Emulex HBA‟s Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Page 9: Linux Homogenous

    RHEL/SLES using StorNext Client software i. Using previously supported QLogic and/or Emulex HBA‟s b. With StorNext MDC‟s running on RHEL/SLES i. Using previously supported QLogic and/or Emulex HBA‟s Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Page 10: Heterogeneous

    With StorNext MDC‟s running on RHEL/SLES i. Using previously supported QLogic and/or Emulex HBA‟s ii. Using ATTO HBA‟s with either RDAC MPP or ATTO multipathing driver Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved. (June) and Linux MDC (June)
  • Page 11: Planned Future Enhancements

    2008 SP2 Windows 2008 R2 Windows Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows Mixed Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved. (Planned) Architecture As currently supported (Qlogics/Emulex) ATTO As currently supported (Qlogics/Emulex) ATTO ATTO ATTO...
  • Page 12: Solution Restrictions And Recommendations

    Storage Controller A Controller B Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved. Connections Up to four All ports see Controller A and Controller B on DSxxxx Up to two...
  • Page 13: Recommended Raid Configurations

    Some customer applications may specify SATA drives and/or require additional RAID protection. The DS3000/DS4700/DS5000 storage servers offer additional levels of RAID protection if desired. Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved. RAID Array Segment size...
  • Page 14: Solution Installation

    9. For clients, limit the number of defined paths to four. This gives you the redundancy you need while minimizing boot time. During boot, StorNext tries EVERY defined path. Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved. configure the ATTO host adapter and DS controller for a "Point to Point"...
  • Page 15 17. Linux MDC and Clients HBA‟s: Emulex and QLogic HBA‟s use default settings. 18. Use standard performance tuning documentation as regards to disk and RAID group layouts etc. Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Page 16: Quantum / Apple Joint Product Support Program

    Closing a Case The consent of a joint customer shall be required to close a case. Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Page 17: Migrating From Xsan Mdc To Stornext Mdc

    SN MDCs or Apple MDCs? A: No, You don‟t need to buy any special support to get support for StorNext in an Xsan environment. See next page. Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Page 18: Atto

    ATTO is an industry leader at incorporating the solutions for tomorrow‟s storage needs in today‟s products. Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved. ATTO Technology, Inc. Value Proposition generation of host adapters.
  • Page 19: Atto Hba Installation

    RoHS Compliant http://www.attotech.com/selectioncharts/Celerity_Selection_Chart.pdf ATTO HBA INSTALLATION ATTO Technology and IBM have teamed up to offer a high performance Fibre Channel multipathing connection into the IBM DS Series for MAC OS X, Windows and Linux. Multipathing = failover + load balancing Key Components: –...
  • Page 20: Atto Config Tool Features

    Click continue to agree to the “Software License Agreement”  Select the “Destination drive (boot drive)” and select continue  The driver will now automatically install  Reboot the machine Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved. www.attotech.com/soultions/ibm...
  • Page 21: Atto Os X Configuration Tool Installation

    The ATTO Configuration Tool will now install  When complete the following screen will appear, select “Done” Note: The default path is: /Applications/ATTO Configuration Tool Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved. www.attotech.com/solutions/ibm...
  • Page 22: Viewing Multipathing Information

    Click on the Target in the device tree to display the Target multipathing window on the right Paths (LUN Base) Click on a LUN below the device to display the LUN multipathing window to the right Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Page 23: Path Status At Target Level

    Path connected to the selected LUN was working normally but has failed Path to the selected LUN is set to Alternate for Read and Write functionality Represents a Logical Unit Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Page 24: Additional Path Information

    Write Mode – indicates the selected paths write policy (Preferred, Alternate or Disabled)  Transferred – the total number of bytes transferred on a particular path. Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Page 25: Detailed Info

    Topology – Fibre Channel Topology (PTP, AL) – Link – Status of Fibre link (up, down) – Link Speed – Fibre Channel Data Rate (8Gb, 4Gb, 2Gb) Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Page 26: Load Balancing Policies

    Navigate to the Paths tab in the Apple toolbar  Choose “Load Balancing”  Notice the configurable options in the lower right pane  Select the Load Balancing Policy for the highlighted path Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Page 27: Collecting Celerity Host Adapter Info

    View / Change the Data Rate.  Load the HBA defaults. Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved. - PCI slot number the adapter is located in - Location and name of the Celerity driver...
  • Page 28: Useful Os X Applications

    Dump of ATTOCelerityFCLOG and ATTOCelerityFCMPLog Utility when the issue occurs  Terminal output with the following commands:  Kextstat | grep ATTO  Java – version Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved.   About this Mac More Info...
  • Page 29: Appendix: Configuration Scripts Setting Tpgs On

    HostNVSRAMByte[0x0c, 0x24]=0x00; set controller[b] HostNVSRAMByte[0x0d, 0x24]=0x00; set controller[b] HostNVSRAMByte[0x0e, 0x24]=0x00; set controller[b] HostNVSRAMByte[0x0f, 0x24]=0x00; show storageArray hostTypeTable; Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved. LNXCLVMWARE (which is what we are using for OSX).
  • Page 30: Appendix: Example Configurations

    SAN fabric with a minimum of two Fibre Channel switches. For DS5100/DS5300 configurations, a minimum of two switches is recommended. Drawing shows multiple DS5300 for Data storage and a separate DS5020 for Meta Data. Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved. MetaData Ethernet Network LINUX...
  • Page 31 Host Groups (only individual hosts) 2. Assign multiple host types to this group. Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved. showing DS5300‟s with Fibre Channel and/or SATA disk for Data and a separate...
  • Page 32: Mid To Large -Sized "Mac Homogenous" Stornext Configuration

    However, up to 16 connections is supported. In this example, the Meta data Controllers each have a two dual ported HBA. Multiple multi-ported HBA‟s is not required, but it is recommended. Also in this example multiple HIC cards on the DS5300 are used to increase resiliency. Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Page 33: Mid-Sized "Mac Homogenous" Stornext Configuration

    However, up to 8 connections are supported. In this example, the Meta data Controllers each have a single dual ported HBA. Also in this example multiple HIC cards on the DS5020 are used to increase resiliency. Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved. MetaData Ethernet Network LINUX...
  • Page 34: Mid-Sized "Mac Homogenous" Stornext Configuration

    However, up to 8 connections are supported. In this example, the Meta data Controllers each have a single dual ported HBA. Also in this example multiple HIC cards on the DS5020 are used to increase resiliency. Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved. MetaData Ethernet Network LINUX...
  • Page 35: Small "Mac Homogenous" Stornext Configuration

    RAID 1 pairs for Meta Data and Journal are represented. Global Hot spares would be assigned as appropriate. While SAS drives would be recommended for Meta Data and Journal, SAS and/or SATA drives could be used for data as appropriate. Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved. MetaData Ethernet Network LINUX...
  • Page 36: Mid To Large -Sized Heterogeneous Stornext Configuration

    DS5300 are used to increase resiliency. This drawing includes RAID Group type and size suggestions. However performance tuning guidelines should be used to plan RAID group layout between trays to maximize performance. Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved. MetaData Ethernet Network LINUX...
  • Page 37: Additional Reference Links

    Any reference to an IBM product, program, or service is not intended to state or imply that only that IBM product, program, or service may be used. Any functionally equivalent product, program, or service that does not infringe any IBM intellectual property right may be used instead.
  • Page 38: Trademarks

    IBM, the IBM logo, and ibm.com are trademarks or registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. These and other IBM trademarked terms are marked on their first occurrence in this information with the appropriate symbol (® or ™), indicating US registered or common law trademarks owned by IBM at the time this information was published.

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