HP StorageWorks FC1142SR Installation Manual

HP StorageWorks FC1142SR Installation Manual

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HP StorageWorks
FC1 142SR and FC1242SR DC 4Gb
PCI Express host bus adapters for Linux
and Windows installation guide
Part number: AA–RWEQA–TE
First edition: December 2005

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  • Page 1 HP StorageWorks FC1 142SR and FC1242SR DC 4Gb PCI Express host bus adapters for Linux and Windows installation guide Part number: AA–RWEQA–TE First edition: December 2005...
  • Page 2 Hewlett-Packard. The information is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind and 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.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Installation prerequisites ........... . 16 Installing the Windows device drivers using the HP Smart Component kit ....16 4 Installing the Linux drivers.
  • Page 4 Adapter Settings ............26 Selectable Boot Settings .
  • Page 5: About This Guide

    HBAs Related documentation In addition to this guide, see the HP StorageWorks FC1 142SR and FC1242SR DC 4Gb PCI Express host bus adapters for Linux and Windows release notes. These and other HP documents are available on the HP web site: http://www.docs.hp.com.
  • Page 6: Document Conventions And Symbols

    Convention Element Medium blue text: Figure 1 Cross-reference links and e-mail addresses Medium blue, underlined text Web site addresses (http://www.hp.com) Bold font • Key names • Text typed into a GUI element, such as into a box • GUI elements that are clicked or selected, such as menu...
  • Page 7: Hp Technical Support

    • Detailed, specific questions For continuous quality improvement, calls may be recorded or monitored. HP strongly recommends that customers sign up online using the Subscriber's choice web site http://www.hp.com/go/e-updates. • Subscribing to this service provides you with e-mail updates on the latest product enhancements, newest versions of drivers, and firmware documentation updates as well as instant access to numerous other product resources.
  • Page 9: Hba Features

    HBA features This chapter describes the features of the FC1 142SR (part number AE31 1A) and FC1242SR DC (part number AE312A) HBAs. • Performance specifications, page 10 • Environmental specifications, page 10 • Physical specifications, page 1 1 FC1142SR and FC1242SR DC 4Gb PCI Express host bus adapters for Linux and Windows installation guide...
  • Page 10: Performance Specifications

    Performance specifications The FC1 142SR HBA and the FC1242SR DC HBA are 4 Gb/s Fibre Channel PCIe HBAs. The HBAs’ Fibre Channel controller incorporates a multifunction native PCIe core that is compliant to the PCIe Base Specification 1.0a and PCI e CEM Specification 1.0a. The supported physical PCIe connector is x4, x8 or x16.
  • Page 11: Physical Specifications

    Physical specifications Table 3 lists the physical specifications. Table 3 HBA physical specifications Component Specification Host bus Complies with: PCI Express Base Specification 1.0a PCI Express Card Electromechanical Specification 1.0 PCI Bus Power Management Interface Specification 1.1 Fibre Channel Bus type: fiber optic media Bus transfer rate: •...
  • Page 12 HBA features...
  • Page 13: Installing The Hbas

    Installing the HBAs This chapter describes how to install the FC1 142SR and FC1242SR DC HBAs. • Installation prerequisites, page 14 • Installation procedure, page 14 See your host documentation for installation instructions. WARNING! Disconnect the host from the power source before installing the HBA. To reduce the risk of personal injury from hot surfaces, allow the internal server or workstation components to cool before touching.
  • Page 14: Installation Prerequisites

    Installation prerequisites Before you begin, ensure that: • You have an optical multimode cable with an LC duplex connector. • You record the HBA’s serial number, in the unlikely event that the NVRAM is corrupted. Each HBA has a unique serial number located on the bottom of the HBA. Installation procedure To install the HBA: Check the motherboard and make any necessary configuration changes to accommodate the...
  • Page 15: Installing The Windows Drivers

    This chapter describes how to install the Windows SCSIPORT miniport driver and Storport miniport driver. • Installation prerequisites, page 16 • Installing the Windows device drivers using the HP Smart Component kit, page 16 FC1142SR and FC1242SR DC 4Gb PCI Express host bus adapters for Linux and Windows installation guide...
  • Page 16: Installation Prerequisites

    Linux and Windows release notes from the following HP web site: http://h18006.www1.hp.com/storage/saninfrastructure.html. • Obtain the HP Smart Component kit with the latest drivers from the following HP web site: http://h18006.www1.hp.com/storage/saninfrastructure.html. • Familiarize yourself with the operating system on which the HBA will operate, and obtain standard system documentation.
  • Page 17: Installing The Linux Drivers

    FC1242SR DC HBA on an installed Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) system or on a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SUSE SLES) system. You can obtain the software kit for the driver from the following HP web site http://h18006.www1.hp.com/storage/saninfrastructure.html. To install the drivers, you must be familiar with the operating system on which the HBA is to operate, and have access to standard system documentation.
  • Page 18: Installing The Driver Kit

    Installing the driver kit HP recommends that you install the complete driver kit for the FC1 142SR and FC1 143SR HBAs. The kit contains the driver and utilities you need to deploy HBAs on Linux. NOTE: You must install the gcc compiler and the kernel sources or the kernel development package on your system before installing the driver kit.
  • Page 19: Using The Fibreutils Rpm

    Using the fibreutils RPM HP recommends using the fibreutils RPM that is included with the driver kit. It contains useful utilities for managing fibre-connected storage. To install this RPM manually, enter the following command: # rpm -ivh fibreutils-version.rpm For more information about fibreutils, see the file /opt/hp/hp_fibreutils/README.
  • Page 20 Installing the Linux drivers...
  • Page 21: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting This chapter provides troubleshooting information that you can use in the event of an HBA problem. • Troubleshooting checklists, page 22 • Using the Event Viewer, page 23 • Linux driver events, page 23 FC1142SR and FC1242SR DC 4Gb PCI Express host bus adapters for Linux and Windows installation guide...
  • Page 22: Troubleshooting Checklists

    Troubleshooting checklists Three basic types of installation problems can cause HBAs to malfunction: hardware problems, system configuration problems, and Fibre Channel problems. This section provides checklists to help you determine why the HBA is not functioning properly. Hardware checklist Check the following: •...
  • Page 23: Using The Event Viewer

    Using the Event Viewer The SCSIPORT and Storport miniport drivers verify the HBA’s power-on self-test (POST) LED states. If there is a failure or a suspected failure, an error log entry is written to the Windows event log. To view the event log: Select Start >...
  • Page 24 Troubleshooting...
  • Page 25: A Configuring The Hbas

    Configuring the HBAs This appendix provides detailed configuration information for advanced users who want to customize the configuration of the HBAs and connected devices. CAUTION: If the configuration settings are incorrect, the HBA may not function properly. This appendix describes the following Fast!UTIL options: •...
  • Page 26: Running Fast!Util

    Running Fast!UTIL You configure the HBAs using Fast!UTIL, HP’s BIOS-resident configuration tool. To run Fast!UTIL: Press ALT+Q during HBA BIOS initialization (it may take a few seconds for the Fast!UTIL Options menu to display). If you have more than one HBA, Fast!UTIL asks you to select the HBA you want to configure.
  • Page 27: Selectable Boot Settings

    A description of each setting follows: Host Adapter BIOS—When this setting is disabled, the ROM BIOS on the HBA is disabled, • freeing space in upper memory. This setting must be enabled if you are booting from an Fibre Channel hard disk connected to the HBA. The default is Disabled. •...
  • Page 28: Advanced Adapter Settings

    You can select the boot device as follows: Enable Selectable Boot? Boot WWPN/LUN list Boot device N/A (xxx appears) BIOS configures the first disk drive it finds as the boot device. Not specified BIOS configures the first disk drive it finds that is LUN 0 as the boot device.
  • Page 29: Restore Default Settings

    Table 6 Advanced Adapter Settings (continued) Setting Options Default Operation Mode 0, 5, 6 Interrupt Delay Timer 0–255 A descriptions of each setting follows: • Execution Throttle—The maximum number of commands executing on one port. When a port’s execution throttle value is reached, no new commands are executed until the current command finishes executing.
  • Page 30: Scan Fibre Channel Devices

    Scan Fibre Channel Devices This option scans the Fibre Channel loop and lists all connected devices by loop ID. Information about each device is listed, such as the vendor name, product name, and revision. This information is useful when configuring the HBA and connected devices. Fibre Disk Utility This option scans the Fibre Channel loop and lists all connected devices by loop ID.
  • Page 31: B Regulatory Compliance And Safety

    Regulatory compliance and safety Laser device All HP systems equipped with a laser device comply with safety standards, including International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 825. With specific regard to the laser, the equipment complies with laser product performance standards set by government agencies as a Class 1 laser product.
  • Page 32: International Notices And Statements

    International notices and statements Canadian notice (avis Canadien) Class A equipment This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations. Cet appareil numérique de la classe A respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
  • Page 33: Japanese Notice

    Japanese notice Korean notice FC1142SR and FC1242SR DC 4Gb PCI Express host bus adapters for Linux and Windows installation guide...
  • Page 34: Safety

    Use conductive field service tools. • Use a portable field service kit with a folding static-dissipating work mat. If you do not have any of the suggested equipment for proper grounding, have an HP authorized reseller install the part. NOTE: For more information on static electricity, or assistance with product installation, contact your HP authorized reseller.
  • Page 35: Index

    HBAs text symbols configuring environmental specifications installation prerequisites document, conventions performance specifications documentation, HP web site physical specifications drivers help, obtaining changing parameters on Linux installing from RPM storage web site installing Windows Subscriber’s choice web site manually loading on Linux...
  • Page 36 RPM physical gcc compiler Storport miniport drivers installing drivers installing manually loading drivers troubleshooting Subscriber’s choice, HP set_parm script symbols in text troubleshooting log, event technical support, HP text symbols noise declaration, German troubleshooting configuration problems...

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