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IBM System Storage™ Digital Media Storage Solution
Installation Guide
Selling and Deploying DS3000/DS4000/DS5000
in Mac, Linux, Windows Client, and StorNext Environments
Con Rice
Modular Storage Product Specialist
LSI Corporation
12007 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 325
Reston, VA20191
Cell: 703-867-0012
Tel: 703-262-5418
e-mail:con.rice@lsi.com
Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide
October 2010
© Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation

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  • Page 1 IBM System Storage™ Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide Selling and Deploying DS3000/DS4000/DS5000 in Mac, Linux, Windows Client, and StorNext Environments Con Rice Modular Storage Product Specialist LSI Corporation 12007 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 325 Reston, VA20191 Cell: 703-867-0012 Tel: 703-262-5418 e-mail:con.rice@lsi.com...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    SOLUTION INSTALLATION ... 17 QUANTUM / APPLE JOINT PRODUCT SUPPORT PROGRAM ... 20 Overview ... 20 Xsan Controlled SAN File System ... 20 Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved.        ...
  • Page 3 603.247.0350 email: will.mcgrath@quantum.com James Latham DS3000/DS4000/DS5000 Product Specialist LSI Corporation T 248-561-7445 Email: jim.latham@lsi.com www.lsi.com Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved.                    ...
  • Page 4: Introduction

    This paper outlines support of Windows Client (XP, Vista, and Windows 7), Linux (RHEL and SUSE) and Mac (OS X 10.5 – 10.6.x) with IBM DS3000, DS4000, and DS5000 Storage Servers. It also discusses support in StorNext environments. The solutions discussed arose because of customer demand seen in the media and entertainment industry and within the oil and gas industry.
  • Page 5: Mac, Windows And Linux Client Connectivity

    The IBM Digital Media Solution combines high-performance IBM System Storage DS3000, DS4000 and DS5000 arrays used in conjunction with ATTO’s Celerity line of quad/dual/single port 8Gb FC HBAs and Quantum’s StorNext File System software to provide the infrastructure needed for content developers and video professionals to easily access, transfer, archive data, with the flexibility to scale performance and capacity to the various workflows.
  • Page 6: Current Solutions

    The announced support for the IBM Digital Media Storage Solution is the result of efforts between ATTO (HBAs), Quantum (StorNext), LSI (Storage Subsystems), and IBM. We have identified a set of hardware, firmware, and configuration parameters that will be supported. The set of configurations will be expanded in a logical manner over the next few months as additional choices are available and tested.
  • Page 7: Supported File Sharing Environments

    Windows Servers Linux Servers Using this table, support can be obtained for IBM DS3400, DS3500 (FibreChannel only), DS5020 (FibreChannel only), DS5100 or DS5300 (FibreChannel only). Some legacy systems such as DS4700 can also be supported. These operating systems platforms can share SAN connectivity as can any supported operating systems.
  • Page 8: The Apple Xsan Clients Can Remain

    This is to limit both complexity and the amount of time required to initialize clients on the SAN • Redundant Meshed FibreChannel SAN (cross-connected) • Some IBM documentation may seem to preclude this, but those documents are based on an old multipathing methodology • Limits cause for failover to Controller failure •...
  • Page 9: Linux Stornext Clients And Mdcs

    IBM DS Storage • DS5100/DS5300 • DS5020 • DS4700 (Legacy) Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved. ATTO Celerity 8Gb FC HBAs FC-84EN, Quad Port • • , FC-82EN, Dual Port FC-81EN, Single Port •...
  • Page 10 Drives SAS-1 /SATA DS3400 Burst throughput cache read 1,600 (MB/s) Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved. DS5020 FC, iSCSI connectivity • (112) FC SED (DS5020 only) SATA drives • DS3500 DS3500 Turbo...
  • Page 11 Sustained throughput disk read (MB/s) Sustained throughput disk write (MB/s) Host ports Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved. 2,000 4,000 1,600 1,100 2,400 1,400 1,600 1,300 6,400 5,300...
  • Page 12: Solutions

    (Meta Data Controller) Windows Client Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved. Multiple Apple Host Server or Client connected to DS3000/DS4000/DS5000 Storage • Apple Leopard and Snow Leopard • Using ATTO HBAs and ATTO MP Director •...
  • Page 13: Windows Clients With No Shared Filed Access

    RHEL 5.3 Linux RHEL 5.3 Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved. • Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 • Using ATTO HBAs and ATTO MP Director • Without StorNext or Xsan support • This is basic host connectivity support.
  • Page 14 RHEL 5.3 Linux SLES 10.2 Windows 2003 SP2 Windows 2008 SP2 Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved. Client, or mixed: Supported ATTO HBAs If clients are also Linux: supported HBA: QLogics, Emulex,...
  • Page 15: Solution Restrictions And Recommendations

    Client – Limit number of defined paths to four to optimize initialization time. This is not a hard requirement, but is recommended. Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved. Supported ATTO x86, x64...
  • Page 16: Recommended Raid Configurations

    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. Up to 8 All ports see all MDC and client ports Up to 8...
  • Page 17: Solution Installation

    AVT is off and it is needed ON. 8. Recommended cache settings: Set pre-fetch value to any number other than 0 (zero) to enable automatic prefetch. Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Page 18 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.
  • Page 19 17. Linux MDC and Clients HBAs: ATTO HBAs use default settings. 18. Windows Clients HBAs: ATTO HBAs use default settings. 19. 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 20: 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 21: 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 22: Atto Technology Inc

    ATTO Celerity Fibre Channel HBAs deliver performance, reliability and connectivity with a wide range of port options, OS support and proven industry certifications and interoperability. Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved. ATTO Technology, Inc. Value Proposition...
  • Page 23 Windows (work station / client) Linux (Red Hat, SUSE) MAC OSX VMWare ESX RoHS Compliant http://www.attotech.com/selectioncharts/Celerity_Selection_Chart.pdf Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved. Celerity HBAs FC84EN FC82EN 6.4 GB/s 3.2 GB/s 3.2 GB/s 1.6 GB/s...
  • Page 24: Appendix A: 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.
  • Page 25 Host type associated with 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 26: 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 HBAs 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 27: 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.
  • Page 28: 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.
  • Page 29: 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.
  • Page 30 APPENDIX B: ATTO HBA AND MULTIPATH DIRECTOR INSTALLATION AND TROUBLESHOOTING MANUAL • Please refer to ATTO Celerity MultiPath Director Manual for installation and troubleshooting. http://www.attotech.com/software/files/manuals/Manual_Celerity_MultiPath- Director.pdf     Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide © Copyright 2010, IBM Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Page 31: Additional Reference Links

    Any references in this information to non-IBM Web sites are provided for convenience only and do not in anymanner serve as an endorsement of those Web sites. The materials at those Web sites are not part of thematerials for this IBM product and use of those Web sites is at your own risk.
  • Page 32: 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 aremarked on their first occurrence in this information with the appropriate symbol (® or ™), indicating USregistered or common law trademarks owned by IBM at the time this information was published.