HP SC44Ge Installation Manual

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HP SC44Ge Host Bus Adapter
Part Number 432589-001
January 2007 (First Edition)

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  • Page 1: Installation Guide

    HP SC44Ge Host Bus Adapter Installation Guide Part Number 432589-001 January 2007 (First Edition)

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    © Copyright 2007 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. 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

    Contents Features............................5 LEDs and connectors..........................5 Summary of specifications .......................... 5 Installation procedure ........................6 Installation overview ..........................6 Preparing the server........................... 6 Installing the adapter hardware........................7 Connecting the adapter ..........................7 Completing the installation procedure ......................8 SAS BIOS configuration utility ......................

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    Acronyms and abbreviations......................27 Contents 4...

  • Page 5: Leds And Connectors, Summary Of Specifications

    Summary of specifications The HP SC44Ge Host Bus Adapter is a low-profile, 64-bit PCIe adapter that supports SAS transfer rates up to 3 Gb/s and SATA transfer rates up to 1.5 Gb/s. This adapter enables you to build up to two RAID volumes of ten drives each.

  • Page 6: Installation Procedure, Installation Overview, Preparing The Server

    Installing the adapter hardware (on page 7) Connecting the adapter (on page 7) Completing the installation procedure (on page 8) Preparing the server Update the server ROM. The update file is available on the HP website (http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/romflash.html). Back up all data. Perform a normal system shutdown.

  • Page 7: Connecting The Adapter, Installing The Adapter Hardware

    Connecting the adapter Cables for connecting the adapter to other devices are provided with most HP server products. The following table lists cables that can be used with this adapter. All HP cables are keyed to ensure correct installation. Type of cable...

  • Page 8: Completing The Installation Procedure

    Power on any peripheral devices attached to the server. Power up the server. Install the adapter drivers. The drivers are available on the CD in the adapter kit or the HP website (http://www.hp.com). Instructions are provided with the driver files.

  • Page 9: Sas Bios Configuration Utility, Sas Bios Features, Starting The Sas Bios Configuration Utility

    SAS BIOS configuration utility In this section SAS BIOS features............................ 9 Starting the SAS BIOS configuration utility....................9 Configuration utility screens........................10 Performing configuration tasks ......................... 17 SAS BIOS features The SAS BIOS is the bootable ROM code that manages SAS hardware resources. It is specific to a family of SAS controllers and processors.

  • Page 10: Configuration Utility Screens, Adapter List Screen

    This message appears when the information in the NVRAM is invalid. • Updating adapter list! This message appears when fewer than four adapters are in the boot-order list, and more adapters exist than are shown. The SAS BIOS configuration utility can detect devices that the SAS BIOS cannot control (for example, tape drives and scanners).

  • Page 11: Adapter Properties Screen, Raid Properties Screen

    • Remove an adapter from the Boot Order list by moving the cursor to the Boot Order field of the adapter, and then pressing the Del key. You are prompted to save the changes before exiting the screen. The Adapter List screen is the gateway to the rest of the utility through the Adapter Properties screen (on page 11).

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    Select New Array Type screen This screen describes the types of RAID volumes that can be created. Move the cursor to either the Create Raid 1 Volume field or the Create Raid 0 Volume field, and then press Enter to display the Create New Array screen.

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    After the volume is configured, press C to create the array. When array creation is complete, the utility returns to the Adapter Properties screen. View Array screen The View Array screen displays the current array configuration and provides access to the Manage Array screen.

  • Page 14: Sas Topology Screen, Device Properties Screen

    SAS Topology screen The SAS Topology screen provides basic information about each device connected to the adapter and provides the ability to identify the physical device in the system that corresponds to a device in the list. Scroll horizontally to view all the information listed for a device. To access this screen, select the SAS Topology link on the Adapter Properties screen.

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    • To move back to the previous device, press Alt+P. This screen also provides access to the Format and Verify screens. To reach either of these screens, move the cursor to the appropriate field, and then press Enter. Device Format screen Use the Format screen to format a particular device.

  • Page 16: Exit Menu Screen

    Device Verify screen Use the Device Verify screen to verify a particular device. To access this screen, press Enter in the appropriate field on the Device Properties screen. Press Enter to begin the verify process. Press Esc to cancel the verify process at any time. If the logical block addresses (LBAs) can be reassigned or must be reassigned, the following prompt appears after pressing Enter: Reassign the block?

  • Page 17: Creating A Raid 0 Volume, Performing Configuration Tasks

    To access the Exit Menu screen, press Esc from any screen in the utility. If an option is not relevant or not available, it is deactivated. Performing configuration tasks Creating a RAID 0 volume In a RAID 0 volume, data is striped across multiple disk drives, combining the drives into one logical volume.

  • Page 18: Creating A Raid 1 Volume

    Press the + key, – key, or spacebar. The No in the RAID Disk field changes to Yes, and the value in the Array Size field changes to reflect the new size of the volume. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each drive that you want to use in the RAID volume. Confirm that the configuration of the RAID volume is exactly as you want it.

  • Page 19: Managing Hot Spares, Viewing Raid Volume Properties, Managing An Array

    To keep existing data, press the M key. To overwrite existing data, press the D key. (Optional) To add a hot spare, move the cursor to the Hot Spr column and press the + key, – key, or spacebar. An adapter can have only one hot spare, which generally acts as a global hot spare for all volumes on the adapter.

  • Page 20: Synchronizing An Array, Activating An Array, Deleting An Array, Moving An Array

    Perform one of the following actions: To remove a hot spare, move the cursor to the hot spare and then press the + key, – key, or spacebar. To add a hot spare, move the cursor to a suitable disk in the list and then press the + key, - key, or space bar.

  • Page 21: Selecting A Boot Disk, Locating A Disk Drive

    Press the F8 key when prompted during system initialization. The BIOS configuration utility opens to the Adapter List screen. Select the adapter. Select RAID Properties>Manage Array>Activate Array. Press the Y key. Restart the system. If you install a RAID 1 array with a hot spare onto an adapter that already has an active RAID 1 array and a hot spare, the SAS Topology screen reports the status of the hot spare in the added array as Not Responding.

  • Page 22: Electrostatic Discharge, Preventing Electrostatic Discharge

    Electrostatic discharge In this section Preventing electrostatic discharge......................22 Grounding methods to prevent electrostatic discharge ................22 Preventing electrostatic discharge To prevent damaging the system, be aware of the precautions you need to follow when setting up the system or handling parts. A discharge of static electricity from a finger or other conductor may damage system boards or other static-sensitive devices.

  • Page 23: Regulatory Compliance Notices, Federal Communications Commission Notice, Fcc Rating Label, Class A Equipment

    Regulatory compliance notices In this section Federal Communications Commission notice ..................... 23 FCC rating label ............................ 23 Class A equipment ..........................23 Class B equipment..........................24 Declaration of conformity for products marked with the FCC logo, United States only........24 Modifications............................

  • Page 24: Class B Equipment

    Hewlett-Packard Company P. O. Box 692000, Mail Stop 530113 Houston, Texas 77269-2000 • 1-800-HP-INVENT (1-800-474-6836). (For continuous quality improvement, calls may be recorded or monitored.) For questions regarding this FCC declaration, contact us by mail or telephone: • Hewlett-Packard Company P.

  • Page 25: European Union Regulatory Notice, Canadian Notice (avis Canadien)

    Cables Connections to this device must be made with shielded cables with metallic RFI/EMI connector hoods in order to maintain compliance with FCC Rules and Regulations. Canadian notice (Avis Canadien) Class A equipment This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.

  • Page 26: Bsmi Notice, Japanese Notice, Korean Notice

    BSMI notice Japanese notice Korean notice Class A equipment Class B equipment Regulatory compliance notices 26...

  • Page 27: Acronyms And Abbreviations

    Acronyms and abbreviations logical block addressing NVRAM non-volatile memory RBSU ROM-Based Setup Utility serial attached SCSI SATA serial ATA Acronyms and abbreviations 27...

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