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NEC Storage
NEC Storage M100/M300 Series
Disk Array Unit
User's Guide
Release 6.0
*856-857386-101-A*
856-857386-101-A
June 2012

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    NEC Storage NEC Storage M100/M300 Series Disk Array Unit User’s Guide Release 6.0 *856-857386-101-A* 856-857386-101-A June 2012...

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    This manual was created with the greatest care, but in the event that any technical or editorial errors or omissions are found, contact your dealer. NEC shall not be liable for any claims of loss or lost profits caused by the use of this disk array unit, regardless of mentioned above.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CHAPTER 4 NEC Storage Manager ......................86 4.1 How NEC Storage Manager is provided .....................87 4.1.1 How NEC Storage Manager is Provided and Its Configuration ..........87 4.1.2 The Operating Environment of NEC Storage Manager Client ...........89 4.2 Before Starting NEC Storage Manager Client..................93...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    4.3.2 Configuring IP Addresses by Using Network Setting Tool............108 4.3.3 Setting a Time Zone of the Disk Array..................114 4.4 Installing NEC Storage Manager Agent Utility on Application Server ..........121 4.5 Starting NEC Storage Manager Client ....................122 4.5.1 Before Starting NEC Storage Manager Client .................122 4.5.2 Starting NEC Storage Manager Client..................122...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    10.7 Changing Network Settings for Monitoring Disk Arrays from Storage Manager ......296 10.8 Troubleshooting at Installation ......................297 10.8.1 The IP Address of the iSCSI Port cannot be set on the NEC Storage Manager Initialization Wizard......................297 10.8.2 The logical disks of the disk array cannot be recognized by the host, or an error message is displayed ...................297...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    D.2.1 Overview ..........................369 D.2.2 Logon Steps in Windows Environments..................370 APPENDIX E How to Set/Check Application Server (Linux) (FC/SAS) ............374 E.1 Installing NEC Storage Manager Agent Utility .................374 E.1.1 Before Installation........................374 E.1.2 Installation ..........................375 E.2 Collecting/Registering Host Information on Application Server ............376 E.2.1 Collecting Host Information by Using File Output..............376...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    H.2.1 Executing Rescan ........................418 H.2.2 Setting up a Data Store......................420 H.2.3 Confirmation Using Guest OS....................423 APPENDIX I Installing NEC Storage PathManager ..................424 I.1 For Windows Application Server .......................424 I.2 For Linux Application Server ......................429 APPENDIX J LED Inspection Checksheet ....................431 J.1 Disk Array Unit ..........................431...

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    List of Figures Figure 1: Example of Recommended Configuration ................20 Figure 1-1: 2.5 Inch Disk Drive Model ......................33 Figure 1-2: 3.5 Inch Disk Drive Model ......................33 Figure 1-3: Front Bezel (Option)........................34 Figure 1-4: Disk Drive Front View........................34 Figure 1-5: Rear View of Disk Array Controller ...................36 Figure 1-6: Power Supply ..........................38 Figure 1-7:...

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    User Guide Figure 4-13: Starting Network Setting Tool ....................105 Figure 4-14: Connect Disk Array - Example ....................108 Figure 4-15: Select a Disk Array - Start up....................109 Figure 4-16: Select a Disk Array........................110 Figure 4-17: Network Settings ........................111 Figure 4-18: Network Setting Tool - Confirmation Dialog Box..............112 Figure 4-19: Select Disk Array Type......................114 Figure 4-20: Select Installation Method .......................115 Figure 4-21: Setting in a Time Zone ......................116...

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    Host Connection Port Parameters (iSCSI) - Setting ...............181 Figure 6-9: Set iSNS Server ........................183 Figure 6-10: Finish Initialization Wizard.......................185 Figure 6-11: Status - NEC Storage Manager Server...................186 Figure 6-12: Pool Bind..........................188 Figure 6-13: Pool Bind - Confirmation ......................190 Figure 6-14: Pool Bind - Completion......................192 Figure 6-15: Hot Spare Bind - List Display ....................193...

  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    User Guide Figure 8-3: Inserting the Front Bezel (2)....................252 Figure 8-4: Removing the Front Bezel.......................252 Figure 8-5: Removing the Controller ......................253 Figure 8-6: Removing the Disk Drive......................254 Figure 8-7: SAS Cable Connection ......................255 Figure 8-8: Cables and Connectors......................255 Figure 8-9: SAS Cable Connections and DE/PD Numbers ...............256 Figure 8-10: Removing the Controller Cover....................257 Figure 8-11: Removing the Battery......................258...

  • Page 12: Table Of Contents

    User Guide Figure C-24: iSCSI Initiator Properties (Targets Tab) Screen..............341 Figure C-25: Log On to Target Screen......................342 Figure C-26: Advanced Setting (General Tab) Screen ................343 Figure C-27: Log On to Target Screen......................344 Figure C-28: iSCSI Initiator Properties (Targets Tab) Screen..............346 Figure C-29: Log On to Target Screen......................347 Figure C-30: Advanced Setting (General Tab) Screen ................348 Figure C-31: Log On to Target Screen......................349...

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    User Guide Figure H-12: Add Network Wizard Screen (6)....................411 Figure H-13: Hardware Configuration Page Screen ..................412 Figure H-14: General Tab in iSCSI Initiator Properties Screen..............412 Figure H-15: General Properties Screen......................413 Figure H-16: Dynamic Discovery Tab in iSCSI Initiator Properties Screen..........413 Figure H-17: Add Target Sending Server Screen ..................414 Figure H-18: CHAP Authentication Tab in iSCSI Initiator Properties Screen..........415 Figure H-19: CHAP Authentication Screen ....................416...

  • Page 14: Table Of Contents

    Cable Length........................80 Table 4-1: Operating Environment of NEC Storage Manager Client............89 Table 4-2: Operating Environment of NEC Storage Manager Client (JRE and OS Combinations) ... 91 Table 4-3: Initialization Status of Disk Array .................... 110 Table 8-1: M100 Series Optional Parts ....................

  • Page 15: About This Document, Conventions In This Document

    About This Document This chapter describes the terms and conventions used in this document. It also provides the references required while reading about NEC Storage product. Conventions in This Document Table 1 lists the conventions used in this document. Table 1: Conventions...

  • Page 16: Document Organization

    This chapter explains how to install and connect this disk array Array System” system. Chapter 4: “NEC Storage This chapter explains NEC Storage Manager used for managing Manager” this disk array system. Chapter 5: “Initializing a Disk This chapter explains the initialization of this disk array system in Array (FC)”...

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    Appendix I: "Installing NEC This appendix provides the steps you should follow for installing Storage PathManager" NEC Storage PathManager in a Windows or Linux environment. Appendix J: "LED Inspection This appendix provides LED inspection checksheet. Checksheet"...

  • Page 18: About Other Documents

    NEC Storage Software This document lists messages (error, warning, caution, and Messages Handbook information) displayed by NEC Storage Manager in ID order and actions to be taken for the messages. NEC Storage Software This document provides information about how to set disk array...

  • Page 19: Introduction

    This document is intended for use in a Windows or Linux environment. For use in other OS environments, NEC Storage disk array system must be set up by maintenance service provider. Please contact your maintenance service provider. This document provides a general setup method of NEC Storage disk array system.

  • Page 20: Figure 1: Example Of Recommended Configuration

    Figure 1: Example of Recommended Configuration This document describes how to set up the NEC Storage M series for the first time in the recommended configuration illustrated in Figure i. For use in a different environment, modify the setup procedure as needed.

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    Order, which requires permission or any appropriate procedure for export from Japan. Contact your sales agent or nearest NEC sales office if you need special material for the permission procedures. In using this disk array system, inconvenience may occur when a temporary power failure due to a cause such as lightning is experienced.

  • Page 22: About Warning Labels

    About Warning Labels Warning labels are attached to components that may be hazardous to their nearby areas. The labels are intended for users to always be aware of any conceivable hazards when they use this disk array system. Do not remove or damage the labels. If any label is not attached, coming off, or unreadable, contact your sales agent or maintenance personnel.

  • Page 23: Disk Array Controller

    User Guide About Warning Labels Disk Array Controller The disk array unit might use two power supplies. When disconnecting power, be sure to disconnect both the power supplies to prevent an electrical shock. Release 6.0...

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    User Guide About Warning Labels Disposing of your used product In the European Union EU-wide legislation as implemented in each Member State requires that used electrical and electronic products carrying the mark (left) must be disposed of separately from normal household waste. This includes Disk Array Unit or electrical accessories, such as cables or CDs.

  • Page 25: Power Supply - Ac Power Supply

    User Guide About Warning Labels Power Supply - AC Power Supply Release 6.0...

  • Page 26: Controller

    User Guide About Warning Labels Controller The following illustration shows the label for NF5311-SF11E. The label is attached to the same location in other controllers. Release 6.0...

  • Page 27: Battery

    User Guide About Warning Labels Battery Release 6.0...

  • Page 28: Disk Enclosure

    User Guide About Warning Labels Disk Enclosure The disk enclosure might use two power supplies. When disconnecting power, be sure to disconnect the two power supplies to prevent an electrical shock. Release 6.0...

  • Page 29: Power Cable

    User Guide About Warning Labels Power Cable AC Power Supply Release 6.0...

  • Page 30: Disposal Of The Unit

    This disk array system uses lithium batteries and nickel batteries. The batteries are installed as follows: Controller: lithium battery (lithium cell) Controller: Ni-MH (nickel-metal hydride battery) For disposal of the disk array system, including disposal or replacement of batteries, refer to the following website: http://www.nec.co.jp/eco/en/business/recycle Release 6.0...

  • Page 31: Chapter 1 Overview

    Chapter 1 Overview This chapter provides an overview of the NEC Storage Disk Array Unit. In this chapter “Features” on page 32 “Components” on page 33 “Basic Operation” on page 54 Release 6.0...

  • Page 32: High Performance And Large Capacity, High Reliability And High Availability, Operation Management

    NEC Storage Manager allows for basic configuration settings, status display and status monitoring easily. NEC Storage Manager Suite program product, which needs to be purchased separately, allows for centralized management of multiple disk array units and using function extension programs.

  • Page 33: Components

    User Guide Chapter 1 Overview 1.2 Components 1.2.1 Disk Array Controller This section describes names and functions of disk array components. For more details about LED lighting patterns, see Section 1.2.3: “LED Display”. 1.2.1.1 Front View (DAS072BU / DAS073BU) Figure 1-1: 2.5 Inch Disk Drive Model (DAS072AU / DAS073AU) Figure 1-2: 3.5 Inch Disk Drive Model Release 6.0...

  • Page 34: Figure 1-3: Front Bezel (option)

    User Guide Chapter 1 Overview Figure 1-3: Front Bezel (Option) For information on removing the front bezel, see Section 8.3.1: “Front Bezel”. Figure 1-4: Disk Drive Front View Label Description (1) ID LED (blue) This LED is used to identify the unit. (2) Service LED (orange) These LEDs indicate the status of the disk array controller.

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    User Guide Chapter 1 Overview Label Description (5) Disk drive/Dummy carrier Up to 24 disk drives/dummy carriers can be installed on the 2.5 inch disk drive model. Upto 12 disk drives/dummy carriers can be installed on the 3.5 inch disk drive model. Disk drive: Hard disk drive with a dedicated ...

  • Page 36: Figure 1-5: Rear View Of Disk Array Controller

    User Guide Chapter 1 Overview 1.2.1.2 Rear View With FC 2-Port and 1G iSCSI 2-Port controllers and AC power supplies With SAS 4-Port controllers and AC power supplies Figure 1-5: Rear View of Disk Array Controller Release 6.0...

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    User Guide Chapter 1 Overview Label Description (1) Power supply (PS0/PS1) Two power supplies are installed on a disk array. (2) Controller (CONT0/CONT1) Two controllers are installed on a disk array. Release 6.0...

  • Page 38: Figure 1-6: Power Supply

    User Guide Chapter 1 Overview 1.2.1.3 Power Supply Figure 1-6: Power Supply Label Description (1) Power plug Use the power cable shipped together with the disk array for supplying power to the disk array. (2) Power cable clamp The power cable clamp prevents the power cable from coming off unintentionally.

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    User Guide Chapter 1 Overview Label Description (7) Service Action LED (blue) This LED is not used in this disk array system. The LED is not lit all the time. (8) DC Good LED (green) This LED is lit when DC output is normal. (9) Standby Power Good LED (green) This LED is lit when DC output is in the waiting status.

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    User Guide Chapter 1 Overview 1.2.1.4 Controller (CONT) Release 6.0...

  • Page 41: Figure 1-7: Controller

    The port has a LINK/ACT LED (right) and an SPEED LED (left). (3) Management port The management port is a 10M/100M/1Gbps LAN port used for NEC Storage Manager and SNMP connection. The port has a LINK/ACT LED (right) and an SPEED LED (left).

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    User Guide Chapter 1 Overview Label Description (5) Host port Host ports are used to connect hosts. The port connector form, the number of ports and the position of LEDs to show the status vary according to the controller type. (6) Disk port The disk port is used to connect to the next disk enclosure.

  • Page 43: Disk Enclosure (optional Component)

    User Guide Chapter 1 Overview 1.2.2 Disk Enclosure (Optional Component) This section describes names and functions of disk enclosure components. 1.2.2.1 Front View The front view of a disk enclosure is the same as the front view of the disk array controller. For details, Section 1.2.1.1: “Front View”.

  • Page 44: Figure 1-9: Adapter

    User Guide Chapter 1 Overview 1.2.2.4 Adapter Figure 1-9: Adapter Label Description (1) Maintenance port This port is for maintenance. This port is not used under normal conditions. (2) ID configuration dial The ID configuration dial is not used. (3) ID display LED The ID display LED is not used.

  • Page 45: Led Display

    User Guide Chapter 1 Overview 1.2.3 LED Display 1.2.3.1 Disk Array Controller, Disk Enclosure, and Disk Drives The front view of a disk array controller, a disk enclosure and disk drives (without the front bezel). Figure 1-10: LED Display - Disk Array Unit, Disk Enclosure, and Disk Drives Table 1-1: ID LED (blue) (1) ID LED Status...

  • Page 46: Table 1-3: Standby Led (white)

    User Guide Chapter 1 Overview Table 1-2: Service LED/Power LED (orange/green) (Contd.) (2) Service LED (3) Power LED Meaning Firmware being updated online. Lit 1 second Not lit 1 second Not lit Auto flashing (*) has finished and power can be Lit 0.2 seconds turned off.

  • Page 47: Figure 1-11: Led Display - Disk Array Controller Power And Disk Enclosure Power

    User Guide Chapter 1 Overview 1.2.3.2 Disk Array Controller Power and Disk Enclosure Power Figure 1-11: LED Display - Disk Array Controller Power and Disk Enclosure Power Table 1-5: LED Status for Disk Array Controller Power and Disk Enclosure Power Input Service (4) DC...

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    User Guide Chapter 1 Overview 1.2.3.3 Controller (CONT) Release 6.0...

  • Page 49: Figure 1-12: Led Display - Disk Array Unit Controller (cont)

    User Guide Chapter 1 Overview (10) HOST PORT ACTIVE LED (9) HOST PORT LINK LED (E) FC 2-Port +1G iSCSI controller (10) HOST PORT ACTIVE LED (9) HOST PORT LINK LED (F) SAS 4-Port controller Figure 1-12: LED Display - Disk Array Unit Controller (CONT) Table 1-6: Management Port/Maintenance Port Status Management port/Maintenance port Status...

  • Page 50: Table 1-8: Host Port Status

    User Guide Chapter 1 Overview Table 1-7: Status Display LED (5) Ready (6) Fault (7) ID (8) BBU Green Orange Blue Orange Status Not lit Starting up or rebooting. Waiting for the disk enclosure behind the given Lit 1 enclosure to be powered on. second Not lit 1 second...

  • Page 51: Table 1-9: Disk Port Status

    User Guide Chapter 1 Overview Location and port number Table 1-9: Disk Port Status Disk port Status (11) Link LED (LNK) (Green) Lit = linkup Not lit = link down (12) Fault LED (FLT) (Orange) Lit = An error is detected Not lit= Normal Location and port number Release 6.0...

  • Page 52: Figure 1-13: Led Display - Disk Array Enclosure Adapter

    User Guide Chapter 1 Overview 1.2.3.4 Adapter (ADP) Figure 1-13: LED Display - Disk Array Enclosure Adapter Table 1-10: Status Display LED (1) Ready (2) Fault LED (3) ID LED Green Orange Blue Status Not lit Not lit Not connected or, not powered on. Flashing Not lit Running successfully.

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    User Guide Chapter 1 Overview Location and port number DP1-IN is not used under normal operation. Release 6.0...

  • Page 54: Basic Operation, Powering On The Disk Array System

    Make sure to enable AC operating mode when you use the power control function through the ESMPRO/AC. For information on how to change the factory default settings to disable AC operating mode, see NEC Storage Software Configuration Setting Tool User’s Manual (GUI) for the M Series.

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    User Guide Chapter 1 Overview 1.3.1.2 Powering On the Disk Array System Follow the steps below to power on the disk array system: Step Operation Check the disk array controller and the disk enclosures are connected correctly. When AC power supplies are installed, check AC switches of the disk array controller and disk enclosures are set to off.

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    User Guide Chapter 1 Overview Step Operation Do not operate the disk array system until the Power LED (green) located at the front of the disk array unit is lit and the Service LED (orange) goes off after cyclic flashing. ...

  • Page 57: Table 1-12: About Control Systems

    User Guide Chapter 1 Overview 3. When the snapshot function is used If the snapshot function is used, updated information is copied from disk drives to the cache memory when the disk array unit is started. Because of this, the disk array unit’s start up time is delayed by 10 seconds per 1 TB of the updated information.

  • Page 58: Figure 1-14: Ac Power Off Sequence (fc Port Connection)

    User Guide Chapter 1 Overview 2. Notes on using a UPS and automatic operation Where ESMPRO/AC association is used together with the disk array system, power must be turned off in a certain order. AC power off sequence 1 Application server → 2 FC switch → 3 Disk array unit → 4 Disk enclosure → 5 Management server (Only ESMPRO/AC) If multiple disk enclosures are used, you do not need to specify the sequence of power off among the disk enclosures.

  • Page 59: Powering Off The Disk Array System

    User Guide Chapter 1 Overview 1.3.2 Powering Off the Disk Array System 1.3.2.1 Powering Off the Disk Array System Follow the steps below to power off the disk array system: Step Operation Stop or power off application servers (hosts). Make sure to check application servers (hosts) are stopped or powered off. Press the DC button of a controller (CONT) located at the rear of the disk array unit.

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    User Guide Chapter 1 Overview 1.3.2.2 Notes on Turning Off the AC Power 1. Backing up user data If the power of this disk array system is turned off without going through the power off procedure described in Section 1.3.2: “Powering Off the Disk Array System”, or the power control systems without using DC buttons section described in Section 1.3.1: “Powering On the Disk Array System”,...

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    When the replication function is used, it is strongly recommended that a user use the storage system information saving function and create a replication reserved volume by NEC Storage Manager. The capacity of the replication reserved volume will be 8.0 GB.

  • Page 62: Chapter 2 Workflow - Installation To Operation

    This chapter explains the flow of disk array unit from installation to operation. Disk Array Unit Installation Installation Preparation  Prepare the following: Machines - Client machine to run the NEC Storage Manager client and the  application server. Cables - LAN cable (shielded), interface cables (FC and/or iSCSI), and ...

  • Page 63

    Software Installation and Configuration Perform the following installation and configuration settings: Pre-requisites  Configure the web browser to start NEC Storage Manager client (Web GUI). Section 4.2: "Before Starting NEC Storage Manager Client" Setup  Install Network Setting Tool on NEC Storage Manager client machine.

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    Use the iSCSI method to initialize the disk array and then use the FC method.  Initialize using FC method Initialize using iSCSI method Collect host information from the Initialize disk array using the NEC application server. Storage Manager. a. Start the Initialization Wizard Section 5.2: "Collecting Host and follow the instructions.

  • Page 65: Chapter 3 Installing The Disk Array System

    Chapter 3 Installing the Disk Array System This chapter describes how to prepare, install, and connect a disk array unit. In this chapter “Preparation” on page 66 “Installation” on page 69 “Connection” on page 80 Release 6.0...

  • Page 66: Preparation

    User Guide Chapter 3 Installing the Disk Array System 3.1 Preparation The following accessories and tools are required for setup. Also the following preparation must to be completed for the application servers to which a disk array unit will be connected. 1.

  • Page 67: Figure 3-1: Flow Of Preliminary Setups

    User Guide Chapter 3 Installing the Disk Array System Figure 3-1: Flow of Preliminary Setups For FC Interface a. Retrieve World Wide Port Name (WWPNs) assigned to host bus adapters (FC controllers). This setup procedure is applicable only when WWN mode (WWPNs of host bus adapters are used to assign to LUNs to application servers) is set for AccessControl.

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    Chapter 3 Installing the Disk Array System d. Install NEC Storage PathManager (Windows/Linux). Skip this step when NEC Storage PathManager has already been installed and set up on the application servers or no Storage PathManager will be installed. Complete step c before implementing step d.

  • Page 69: Mounting A Disk Array Unit On A Rack

    User Guide Chapter 3 Installing the Disk Array System 3.2 Installation 3.2.1 Mounting a Disk Array Unit on a Rack This section describes how to install a disk array unit and a disk enclosure in a rack.  Follow the descriptions in Installation Guide. ...

  • Page 70: Figure 3-3: Rail

    User Guide Chapter 3 Installing the Disk Array System 1. Check the rail (L) The side with the inner is rear. The rail (L) looks L-shaped when it is seen from the front side. Attach the rail to the left side of the rack which is seen from its front side. Figure 3-3: Rail 2.

  • Page 71: Figure 3-5: Screwing Rail On Front Pole

    User Guide Chapter 3 Installing the Disk Array System 3. Align both side of the bottom of the rail with the 1U delimiting marks on the front pole of the rack and let the two projections on the rail into the holes on the pole. There are two types of rack, rectangular-hole rack and circular-hole rack.

  • Page 72: Figure 3-7: Attaching Inner Rail

    User Guide Chapter 3 Installing the Disk Array System 5. Insert an M5 screw through a cable clamp into each of two screw holes on the rear pole of the rack to screw the inner. Orient cable clamps as shown in the figure on the right when attaching them. Figure 3-7: Attaching Inner Rail 6.

  • Page 73: Figure 3-8: Attaching Ear Bezels Or Front Bezel Clips

    User Guide Chapter 3 Installing the Disk Array System Figure 3-8: Attaching Ear Bezels or Front Bezel Clips Release 6.0...

  • Page 74: Figure 3-9: Securing Unit 1

    User Guide Chapter 3 Installing the Disk Array System 8. Mount the unit. Put the front part of the unit on the front part of the rack. Then lift up the unit, put the rear part of the unit on the rail and slide the rail. ...

  • Page 75: Figure 3-10: Securing Unit 2

    User Guide Chapter 3 Installing the Disk Array System Figure 3-10: Securing Unit 2 Release 6.0...

  • Page 76: Mounting A Disk Enclosure On A Rack, Installing Disk Drives

    User Guide Chapter 3 Installing the Disk Array System 3.2.2 Mounting a Disk Enclosure on a Rack When you have purchased a disk enclosure optionally, install the enclosure in the rack. The installation procedure is the same as the procedure for mounting a disk array unit in a rack. See Section 3.2.1: “Mounting a Disk Array Unit on a Rack”...

  • Page 77: Figure 3-11: Attaching Location Label

    User Guide Chapter 3 Installing the Disk Array System Figure 3-11: Attaching Location Label Procedure for Removing a Dummy Carrier Pull the eject lever on a dummy carrier until the angle is about 40 degrees. Pull out the dummy carrier straight to the direction as the arrows in the following illustration shows. Put back the eject lever to the original position after removing the dummy carrier.

  • Page 78: Figure 3-12: Removing Dummy Carrier

    User Guide Chapter 3 Installing the Disk Array System Figure 3-12: Removing Dummy Carrier Do not dispose of the dummy carriers you removed. There are two types of disk drive, 3-5-inch and 2.5-inch. Each of them has three types, SAS drive, NL-SAS drive, and SSD. The front label on a disk drive (shown by red circles on the figures below) indicates the type of the drive.

  • Page 79: Figure 3-14: Inserting Disk Drive

    User Guide Chapter 3 Installing the Disk Array System Procedure for Mounting a Disk Drive 1. Pull the eject lever on a disk drive until the angle is about 40 degrees. The eject lever is closed by default on the disk drive. 2.

  • Page 80: Connection

     (For FC) To connect a host bus adapter or FC switch on an application server to the disk array unit, be sure to use an FC cable specified by NEC.  (For 1Gbps iSCSI) To connect an NIC or switch on an application server to the disk array unit, be sure to use a LAN cable in the category 5e or over.

  • Page 81: Connecting A Disk Enclosure, Connecting An Application Server

    Use FC cables, to connect an application server and host connection ports on the disk array unit. The figure below shows an example of recommended connection, which is a redundant-paths configuration that works together with NEC Storage PathManager. To implement this recommended connection, two host bus adapters need to be installed on the application server.

  • Page 82

    For iSCSI Port Connection See the "Preparation" section in one of the following sections:  Section C.1: Initializing Application Server (on Windows)  Section E.1: Installing NEC Storage Manager Agent Utility (on Linux)  Section H.1: Initializing Application Server (on VMware) Release 6.0...

  • Page 83: Connecting Lan Cables

    Figure 3-16: Example of LAN Cable Connection NEC Storage Manager Server can be connected to CONT0 and 1. When it is connected to either of them, connect it to CNT0 in general. It is recommended to employ a redundant configuration where an IP address is set for the LAN port on each controller and connection via an Ethernet hub is set.

  • Page 84: Connecting Power Supply Cables

    User Guide Chapter 3 Installing the Disk Array System 3.3.5 Connecting Power Supply Cables  Avoid overloading on an electrical circuit to prevent fire.  Do not plug in a power supply cable to an outlet and panel board with a wet hand. Doing so may cause an electric shock. ...

  • Page 85: Figure 3-17: Ac Cable

    User Guide Chapter 3 Installing the Disk Array System Connection Procedure For AC Power Supply 1. Open the clamp part of the power supply cable clamp, set the power supply cable in the clamp and lightly lock the clamp part. 2.

  • Page 86: Chapter 4 Nec Storage Manager

    Chapter 4 NEC Storage Manager This chapter describes how to install Network Setting Tool, how to install the NEC Storage Manager Agent Utility on application servers, how NEC Storage Manager is provided, and how to start NEC Storage Client. In this chapter “How NEC Storage Manager is provided”...

  • Page 87: How Nec Storage Manager Is Provided, How Nec Storage Manager Is Provided And Its Configuration

    NEC Storage Manager Express NEC Storage Manager Express allows for configuring and managing only a single target disk array. You can quickly start using NEC Storage Manager Express through a Web browser on a client machine with no management server needed.

  • Page 88: Figure 4-1: Example Of Recommended Configuration

    User Guide Chapter 4 NEC Storage Manager Figure 4-1: Example of Recommended Configuration Release 6.0...

  • Page 89: The Operating Environment Of Nec Storage Manager Client

    Table 4-1 shows the operating environment of NEC Storage Manager Client. A Web browser and Java Runtime Environment (JRE) must be installed in the system before you start using NEC Storage Manager Client. Table 4-1: Operating Environment of NEC Storage Manager Client...

  • Page 90

    User Guide Chapter 4 NEC Storage Manager Table 4-1: Operating Environment of NEC Storage Manager Client (Contd.) Configuration Description Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition (without any Service Pack and Service Pack 2) Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2, Enterprise x64 Edition (without...

  • Page 91

    User Guide Chapter 4 NEC Storage Manager The information above is the supported operating environment for the default settings of NEC Storage Manager V7. The latest information is available through PP Support Service, which is provided through registration before start of the service.

  • Page 92

    When any product that uses Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is already installed in the environment where NEC Storage Manager Client (WebGUI) is used, the product and NEC Storage Manager Client can live together if the following condition is satisfied. If not, either NEC Storage Manager Client (WebGUI) or the product must be operated on another server or PC.

  • Page 93: Before Starting Nec Storage Manager Client

    Chapter 4 NEC Storage Manager 4.2 Before Starting NEC Storage Manager Client When you use NEC Storage Manager Client (Web GUI) in a Windows environment, configure the Web browser (Internet Explorer) as described below. Once the configuration is complete, you do no need to configure the Web browser in subsequent startups of NEC Storage Manager Client.

  • Page 94: Figure 4-3: Trusted Sites Window

    User Guide Chapter 4 NEC Storage Manager c. Enter the URL of the disk array to be connected (for example, http: the IP address (host name) of the disk array to be connected) in the Add this website to the zone box, and click Add.

  • Page 95: Figure 4-4: Internet Options Window

    User Guide Chapter 4 NEC Storage Manager 2. Follow the steps below to configure the security level of Trusted sites. a. From Control Panel, select Internet Options, and click the Security tab. b. Select the Trusted sites icon and click Custom level.

  • Page 96: Figure 4-5: Security Settings Window

    When you are using Internet Explorer Version 7 or later, do not enable Protected Mode of the Trusted sites. When your environment is Windows, configure Java as well before you start using NEC Storage Manager Client (Web GUI). Once the configuration is complete, you do not need to configure Java again in subsequent startups of NEC Storage Manager Client.

  • Page 97: Figure 4-6: Update Tab Of Java Control Panel

    User Guide Chapter 4 NEC Storage Manager Disable the auto update function of Java according to the following procedure: (The example is based on Windows 7.) 1. Open the Java Control Panel. Use Explorer and execute the following file located in the JRE installation folder. (In a Windows Vista or later environment or a Windows Server 2008 or later environment, right-click the icon to start the Web browser to select Run as administrator.)

  • Page 98: Figure 4-7: Advanced Tab Of Control Panel

    User Guide Chapter 4 NEC Storage Manager Disable the next generation Java plug-in according to the following procedure. (The example is based on Windows 7.) 1. Open Java Control Panel. Use Explorer and execute the following file located in the JRE installation folder. (In a Windows Vista or later environment or a Windows Server 2008 or later environment, right-click the icon to start the Web browser to select Run as administrator.)

  • Page 99: Installing Network Setting Tool

    For the M10 and M100 series disk arrays, Storage Manager Setup is started automatically when the NEC Storage Manager Express Setup and Utility CD-ROM is set. For the M300 series disk arrays, it is necessary to prepare NEC Storage BaseProduct. Follow the instruction on the screen to complete the installation.

  • Page 100: Figure 4-8: Start Page Of Setup

    User Guide Chapter 4 NEC Storage Manager 4. Select Setup for M series and click Next. Figure 4-8: Start Page of Setup Release 6.0...

  • Page 101: Figure 4-9: Select Installation Method

    User Guide Chapter 4 NEC Storage Manager 5. Select Setup as a disk array in Quick Install, and then click Next. Figure 4-9: Select Installation Method Release 6.0...

  • Page 102: Figure 4-10: Confirm Software

    User Guide Chapter 4 NEC Storage Manager 6. Check the software to be installed and then click Next. Figure 4-10: Confirm Software Release 6.0...

  • Page 103: Figure 4-11: License Agreement

    User Guide Chapter 4 NEC Storage Manager 7. Make sure to read all of the software license agreement. If you accept the agreement select I accept terms of the license agreement and then click Next. If you do not accept the agreement, you cannot use the software.

  • Page 104: Figure 4-12: Choose Destination Location

    Browse to select the folder you want to use. Figure 4-12: Choose Destination Location 9. Install the software as you are prompted by the instructions. If you install JRE in this step, perform the JRE preparation described in Section 4.2: “Before Starting NEC Storage Manager Client” Release 6.0...

  • Page 105: Figure 4-13: Starting Network Setting Tool

    BMC addresses of controllers and a floating address. If NEC Storage Manager Client is used, an IP address should be set to each of controllers. A BMC address is a communication port to be used to link NEC Storage Manager with ESMPRO/AutomaticRunningController (ESMPRO/AC).

  • Page 106

    Follow the steps below to install Network Setting Tool. For the M10 and M100 series disk arrays, use the NEC Storage Manager Express Setup and Utility CD-ROM that comes with the disk array. For the M300 series disk arrays, it is necessary to prepare NEC Storage BaseProduct.

  • Page 107

    Firefox 3.5 or earlier) ln -s /usr/java/jre<version>/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so (for Firefox 3.6 or later)  The disk array must be connected to the NEC Storage Manager Client machine over a LAN to execute Network Setting Tool.  Note the following when you connect a disk array for which the network settings have not been configured.

  • Page 108: Configuring Ip Addresses By Using Network Setting Tool

    * 1. IP addresses have the same segment as the machine on which Network Setting Tool has been installed. * 2. When the disk array and the NEC Storage Manager Client are operated on different segments, configure IP addresses by referring to the example shown above and then move the disk array.

  • Page 109: Figure 4-15: Select A Disk Array - Start Up

    User Guide Chapter 4 NEC Storage Manager 4.3.2.2 Configuration In a Windows environment, Network Setting Tool is automatically started after Network Setting Tool is installed by using Storage Manager Setup. To configure manually, click Start > All Programs > Storage Manager Network Initialization Tool >...

  • Page 110: Figure 4-16: Select A Disk Array

    Disk array status not set Disk array has just been installed The disk array is not monitored by NEC Storage Manager because the network settings have not been done. IP addresses must be configured by using Network Setting Tool finished IP addresses have been configured The disk array can be monitored by NEC Storage Manager.

  • Page 111: Figure 4-17: Network Settings

    User Guide Chapter 4 NEC Storage Manager 4. Configure the network addresses to allow monitoring the disk array by NEC Storage Manager. Figure 4-17: Network Settings 5. Configure a floating address for the disk array and the network address, BMC address, and floating address for each of disk array controllers.

  • Page 112: Figure 4-18: Network Setting Tool - Confirmation Dialog Box

    User Guide Chapter 4 NEC Storage Manager 6. Check that the disk array is connected to the client over the LAN and then specify an IP address, a subnet mask, a gateway address, a BMC address, a BMC subnet mask and a BMC gateway address for each of the controllers.

  • Page 113

    If any IP address, subnet mask, or gateway address is not configured correctly, configuring the network settings fails. As a result, monitoring by using NEC Storage Manager is not enabled.  If the error message “The setting of IP address failed.” is shown, refer to the help of Network Setting Tool.

  • Page 114: Setting A Time Zone Of The Disk Array

    Use NEC Storage Manager Setup to configure the time zone settings. NEC Storage Manager Setup is automatically started when you set the NEC Storage Manager Express Setup and Utility CD-ROM, and it allows you to perform the settings as prompted. Depending on your environment, it may not start automatically, in which case, run the following program in the CD-ROM.

  • Page 115: Figure 4-20: Select Installation Method

    User Guide Chapter 4 NEC Storage Manager 2. Select Setup for M series and click Next. The Select Installation Method page appears. Figure 4-20: Select Installation Method Release 6.0...

  • Page 116: Figure 4-21: Setting In A Time Zone

    User Guide Chapter 4 NEC Storage Manager Figure 4-21: Setting in a Time Zone 3. To set a time zone, select Yes and click Next. By default, Asia and (GMT +9) Tokyo time zone is set. If you want to skip the setting, select No.

  • Page 117: Figure 4-22: Setting In A Time Zone - Select Time Zone

    User Guide Chapter 4 NEC Storage Manager 4. When you select Yes, the following page appears. Figure 4-22: Setting in a Time Zone - Select Time Zone 5. Select the Time Zone and click Set Time Zone. Click Next. Release 6.0...

  • Page 118: Figure 4-23: Setup Completion

    User Guide Chapter 4 NEC Storage Manager 6. Click Finish on the setup completion page. The Web browser is started. See Section 4.5.2: “Starting NEC Storage Manager Client”. Figure 4-23: Setup Completion Release 6.0...

  • Page 119

    User Guide Chapter 4 NEC Storage Manager 4.3.3.2 For Linux Follow the steps below and use the time zone setting command to set a time zone of the disk array. 1. Log in as root user. 2. Set the CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive of the client.

  • Page 120

    User Guide Chapter 4 NEC Storage Manager 7. Check the result of running the command. Confirm that the message number 001 is reported and the time zone of the disk array is shown after running the time setting command. When you complete setting a time zone, the disk array is restarted. Before you start setting a time zone, check that it does adversely affect your operations.

  • Page 121: Installing Nec Storage Manager Agent Utility On Application Server

    4.4 Installing NEC Storage Manager Agent Utility on Application Server This section describes how to install the NEC Storage Manager Agent Utility on an application server. For details about the installation procedure, see either of the following depending on the platform of the application server.

  • Page 122: Starting Nec Storage Manager Client

    Web browser to select Run as administrator.) Start up the NEC Storage Manager Client by entering the host name or the IP address (floating address, or if no floating address is assigned, the IP address of Controller 0 or Controller 1) of the disk array to be connected in the address bar of the Web browser.

  • Page 123: Figure 4-24: Log On Screen

    Allows to enter a password. Save Password Allows to save the entered password. Perform the following steps to logon to NEC Storage Manager client: 1. Enter “sysadmin” in the User Name box. 2. Enter “sys123” (default value) in the Password box.

  • Page 124: Figure 4-25: Log On Screen (expanded)

    When you click Options, the login window is expanded as shown in Figure 4-25: Log On Screen (Expanded), which allows you to configure the behavior after login.  For details, see NEC Storage Software NEC Storage Manager User's Manual. Figure 4-25: Log On Screen (Expanded) Parameter Description...

  • Page 125: Figure 4-26: Main Screen

    User Guide Chapter 4 NEC Storage Manager d. Click Login to open the main screen. Figure 4-26: Main Screen Release 6.0...

  • Page 126: Chapter 5 Initializing A Disk Array (fc)

    This chapter describes how to initialize a disk array configured for FC connection. In this chapter “Overview” on page 127 “Collecting Host Information From Application Servers” on page 128 “Initialization by NEC Storage Manager” on page 130 “Checking Connection from Application Servers” on page 167 Release 6.0...

  • Page 127: Overview

    User Guide Chapter 5 Initializing a Disk Array (FC) 5.1 Overview To set FC connection first in a disk array configured for both FC and iSCSI connections, do the procedure in this chapter and then see Chapter 6, "Initializing a Disk Array (iSCSI)" to make the settings.

  • Page 128: Collecting Host Information From Application Servers

    When the OS of new servers to be connected by SAS cables is Windows and a disk array is newly installed, host information can be automatically collected by using the NEC Storage Manager Host Agent Service function and SAS connection paths between the disk array and Windows servers.

  • Page 129: Collecting Host Information From Application Server

    User Guide Chapter 5 Initializing a Disk Array (FC) 2. Collecting host information by using files reported by the host information collection command When a disk array is installed in a system that has already begun operating or any of the application servers to be connected by FC cables is on an OS other than Windows or Linux (RHEL5 or later or SLES10 or later), use the host information collection command to report files.

  • Page 130: Initialization By Nec Storage Manager

    User Guide Chapter 5 Initializing a Disk Array (FC) 5.3 Initialization by NEC Storage Manager 5.3.1 Initialization Wizard 5.3.1.1 Overview Use the initialization wizard to make the basic settings of a disk array. Operations to be performed on the initialization wizard are: ...

  • Page 131: Figure 5-4: Welcome To Initialization Wizard

    User Guide Chapter 5 Initializing a Disk Array (FC) Click Yes to start the initialization wizard. 5.3.1.3 Welcome to Initialization Wizard When the initialization wizard starts, perform the settings as prompted. Figure 5-4: Welcome to Initialization Wizard Release 6.0...

  • Page 132

    1. Select the setting type for initialization. The sections below explain how to make normal setting.  To perform quick setting, see NEC Storage Software Configuration Setting Tool User's Manual (GUI) for the M Series. 2. Confirm whether Normal Setting is selected, and then click Next.

  • Page 133: Figure 5-5: Setting Disk Array Subsystem Name

    User Guide Chapter 5 Initializing a Disk Array (FC) 5.3.1.4 Set Disk Array Subsystem Name You can change the disk array name. Figure 5-5: Setting Disk Array Subsystem Name Parameter Description Product ID Displays the product ID of the disk array. Serial Number Displays the serial number of the disk array.

  • Page 134: Figure 5-6: Set Time

    User Guide Chapter 5 Initializing a Disk Array (FC) 1. Enter a new name in the New Disk Array Subsystem Name box. 2. Confirm the name and click Next. 5.3.1.5 Set Time Figure 5-6: Set Time Parameter Description State Displays the date and time currently set for the disk array and the status of synchronization with the NTP server appear.

  • Page 135

    To configure a time using NTP, select Synchronize the time with the NTP server and click Next.  For the procedure when the Set the time manually option is selected, see NEC Storage Software Configuration Setting Tool User's Manual (GUI) for the M Series.

  • Page 136: Figure 5-7: Set Time - Setting Ntp Server

    User Guide Chapter 5 Initializing a Disk Array (FC) Figure 5-7: Set Time - Setting NTP Server Parameter Description IP Address Specify an IP address of the NTP server. To set NTP server, enter the required information and click Next. Release 6.0...

  • Page 137: Figure 5-8: Unlocking License

    User Guide Chapter 5 Initializing a Disk Array (FC) 5.3.1.6 Unlock License Unlocks the licenses of the disk array. Figure 5-8: Unlocking License Parameter Description Hide unlocked license Click this button to hide unlocked license keys. keys Application completion Displays the licenses which are currently unlocked. Application history Displays history of unlocked licenses, deleted licenses, and expired licenses.

  • Page 138: Figure 5-9: Host Port Connection Parameters (fc)

    User Guide Chapter 5 Initializing a Disk Array (FC) Parameter Description Licence key list Displays a list of entered license keys. Delete Click this button to remove the selected license keys from the license key list. To unlock the licenses, enter all the license keys to be unlocked and click Next. 5.3.1.7 Host Connection Port Parameters (FC) Set the host connection port for the disk array supporting FC.

  • Page 139: Figure 5-10: Edit Dialog

    User Guide Chapter 5 Initializing a Disk Array (FC) Parameter Description Port list Select the port you want to set. Edit button A dialog box is displayed that lets you edit the settings of the selected port. Edit dialog Figure 5-10: Edit Dialog Parameter Description Port number...

  • Page 140

    User Guide Chapter 5 Initializing a Disk Array (FC) Parameter Description Switch ID Specify the value of the switch for the port. The specifiable value range is 00h to 7dh. When connecting multiple disk arrays in a loop topology FC switch configuration, make sure that the value of each switch is unique.

  • Page 141: Figure 5-11: Port Mode Switching Screen

    User Guide Chapter 5 Initializing a Disk Array (FC) 5.3.1.8 Port Mode Switching You can change the FC port mode of the disk array. This screen is displayed only for disk arrays of the M300 series or later. Figure 5-11: Port Mode Switching Screen (a) Port List view The Port List view lets you check the information about the disk array ports.

  • Page 142

    User Guide Chapter 5 Initializing a Disk Array (FC) Port Name Mode WWN: Port in the WWN mode Port: Port in the Port mode. Configuration lock Lock: Locked port (Empty): Port not locked Unselectable Reason The following items are hidden by default. Host To display any of these items, right-click the item name and set Display to the relevant item.

  • Page 143: Figure 5-12: Finish Initialization Wizard

    User Guide Chapter 5 Initializing a Disk Array (FC) 5.3.1.9 Finish Initialization Wizard Confirm that the initialization is finished. Figure 5-12: Finish Initialization Wizard Parameter Description Bind pool When you click this hyperlink, the Pool Bind page appears for starting pool binding. To move on to pool binding, click Bind pool.

  • Page 144: Binding A Pool

    User Guide Chapter 5 Initializing a Disk Array (FC) 5.3.2 Binding a Pool Perform basic settings for binding a pool. 5.3.2.1 Pool Bind Figure 5-13: Pool Bind Parameter Description Show pool list Click Show pool list to see the list of existing pools. Click Close pool list to hide the pool list.

  • Page 145

    Bind a virtual capacity pool Leave this check box unchecked to build a real capacity pool. For details about how to build a virtual capacity pool, see NEC Storage Software Thin Provisioning User’s Manual. Perform the following steps to bind a pool: 1.

  • Page 146: Figure 5-14: Pool Bind - Confirmation

    User Guide Chapter 5 Initializing a Disk Array (FC) 5.3.2.2 Pool Bind- Confirmation The page for confirming the settings of pool binding appears. This page lists the settings of the pool to be bound. Figure 5-14: Pool Bind - Confirmation Parameter Description Basic Settings...

  • Page 147

    User Guide Chapter 5 Initializing a Disk Array (FC) Check if the list has any problems. If the list has no problems, click Set to display the confirmation message. Click Yes to perform pool binding. When the binding is completed, the completion window appears. ...

  • Page 148: Figure 5-15: Pool Bind - Completion

    User Guide Chapter 5 Initializing a Disk Array (FC) 5.3.2.3 Pool Bind - Completion When the pool binding is successfully completed, the result of pool binding appears. Figure 5-15: Pool Bind - Completion Parameter Description Bind another pool Click this hyperlink to reopen the Pool Bind page to bind another pool. Bind hot spare Click this hyperlink to open the Hot Spare Bind page.

  • Page 149: Binding A Hot Spare

    User Guide Chapter 5 Initializing a Disk Array (FC) 5.3.3 Binding a Hot Spare This section explains how to bind a hot spare. 5.3.3.1 Hot Spare Bind The Hot Spare Bind page has the view display and the list display. The displays can be switched by clicking the tabs.

  • Page 150: Figure 5-17: Hot Spare Bind - View Display

    User Guide Chapter 5 Initializing a Disk Array (FC) Figure 5-17: Hot Spare Bind - View Display Parameter Description List By default, the List view is displayed. The List view displays a list of physical disks available to bind a spare. Select the specified check box of the physical disk for which hot spare will be bound.

  • Page 151

    User Guide Chapter 5 Initializing a Disk Array (FC) Parameter Description Pool list Select a physical disk to create a hot spare. When you select the physical disk for hot spare binding, Enabled is displayed under the Enable Hot Spare field of the Pool list.

  • Page 152: Figure 5-18: Hot Spare Bind - Completion

    User Guide Chapter 5 Initializing a Disk Array (FC) 5.3.3.2 Hot Spare Bind - Completion When the hot spare binding is completed, the result dialog box appears. Figure 5-18: Hot Spare Bind - Completion Parameter Description Bind another hot spare Click this hyperlink to reopen the Hot Spare Bind page to bind another hot spare.

  • Page 153: Binding Logical Disks

    User Guide Chapter 5 Initializing a Disk Array (FC) 5.3.4 Binding Logical Disks This section explains how to bind logical disks. 5.3.4.1 Logical Disk Bind Figure 5-19: Logical Disk Bind Parameter Description Pool list Displays details of already bound pools. Select a pool in which logical disks will be bound.

  • Page 154

    User Guide Chapter 5 Initializing a Disk Array (FC) Parameter Description Show logical disks of the selected Click this button to confirm a list of logical disks that are pool bound in the currently selected pool. Number of logical disks Specify the number of logical disks to be bound in the spinner.

  • Page 155: Figure 5-20: Logical Disk Bind - Confirmation

    User Guide Chapter 5 Initializing a Disk Array (FC) 5.3.4.2 Logical Disk Bind - Confirmation The settings of the logical disk to be bound are listed. Confirm the logical disk binding settings. Figure 5-20: Logical Disk Bind - Confirmation Parameter Description Pool information Displays pool information.

  • Page 156

    User Guide Chapter 5 Initializing a Disk Array (FC) Parameter Description Advanced Click Advanced to modify the default settings displayed under Logical disk advanced settings. Logical disks to be bound Displays the details of the logical disks to be bound. Perform the following steps for binding a logical disk.

  • Page 157: Figure 5-21: Logical Disk Bind - Completion

    User Guide Chapter 5 Initializing a Disk Array (FC) 5.3.4.3 Logical Disk Bind - Completion The result of the logical disk binding appears. Figure 5-21: Logical Disk Bind - Completion Parameter Description Bind another logical disk Click this hyperlink to reopen the Logical Disk Bind page for another logical disk binding.

  • Page 158: Collecting Host Information

    User Guide Chapter 5 Initializing a Disk Array (FC) 5.3.5 Collecting Host Information 5.3.5.1 Host Information Collection Select how to collect host information. Figure 5-22: Host Information Collection - Setting Method Parameter Description Collect host information automatically Select this option to retrieve host information automatically (Windows, Linux or Hyper-V).

  • Page 159

    User Guide Chapter 5 Initializing a Disk Array (FC) Parameter Description Update with host information Select this option to configure host information by using the file.(Windows, Linux or Hyper-V) files for host information retrieved on application servers. Create host information manually. Select this option by manually entering interfaces with (Windows, Linux, VMware or hosts, host names, platforms, WWPNs, and port numbers...

  • Page 160: Figure 5-23: Host Information Collection - Registration

    User Guide Chapter 5 Initializing a Disk Array (FC) 5.3.5.2 Host Information Collection- Registration Figure 5-23: Host Information Collection - Registration Parameter Description Show collected information Click this button to retrieve the host information collected by the disk array unit. Confirm whether the information on all the hosts is retrieved, and then click Yes.

  • Page 161

    User Guide Chapter 5 Initializing a Disk Array (FC)  On Windows, it may take a few minutes to retrieve information. Wait for a few minutes before clicking Show collected information.  On Linux, run the command to register the host information on hosts before clicking Show collected information.

  • Page 162: Figure 5-24: Host Information Collection - Completion

    User Guide Chapter 5 Initializing a Disk Array (FC) 5.3.5.3 Host Information Collection - Completion The result of the logical-disk binding appears. Figure 5-24: Host Information Collection - Completion Parameter Description Assign logical disks to the host Click this hyperlink to assign the bound logical disks to hosts whose information has been retrieved.

  • Page 163: Assigning Logical Disks

    User Guide Chapter 5 Initializing a Disk Array (FC) 5.3.6 Assigning Logical Disks 5.3.6.1 Assignment of Logical Disk Assign logical disks to hosts. Figure 5-25: Assignment of Logical Disk Parameter Description Host List Displays hosts registered with the disk array. Click a host to which you want to assign logical disks.

  • Page 164

    User Guide Chapter 5 Initializing a Disk Array (FC) Parameter Description Select drop-down list Select the logical disk list display type from the drop-down list. LD List Displays the list of logical disks bound in the disk array. Click a logical disk you want to assign. The display items can be sorted, however, the order cannot be changed.

  • Page 165: Figure 5-26: Assignment Of Logical Disk - Confirm

    User Guide Chapter 5 Initializing a Disk Array (FC) 5.3.6.2 Assignment of Logical Disk - Confirm Figure 5-26: Assignment of Logical Disk - Confirm Parameter Description Host List Displays the hosts to which logical disks will be assigned. LDs Assignable to Host Displays logical disks to be assigned to the host.

  • Page 166: Figure 5-27: Assignment Of Logical Disk - Finish

    User Guide Chapter 5 Initializing a Disk Array (FC) 5.3.6.3 Assignment of Logical Disk - Finish Figure 5-27: Assignment of Logical Disk - Finish Parameter Description Assign logical disks to another host Click this hyperlink to assign another logical disk to the host.

  • Page 167: Checking Connection From Application Servers

    User Guide Chapter 5 Initializing a Disk Array (FC) 5.4 Checking Connection from Application Servers Check connection from the application servers by following the procedure described in one of the following:  For a Windows environment, see Section B.3: “Checking Connection from Application Server”.

  • Page 168: Chapter 6 Initializing A Disk Array (iscsi)

    Chapter 6 Initializing a Disk Array (iSCSI) This chapter describes how to initialize a disk array configured for iSCSI connection. In this chapter “Overview” on page 169 “Initialization by NEC Storage Manager” on page 170 “Checking Connection from Application Server” on page 206 Release 6.0...

  • Page 169

    User Guide Chapter 6 Initializing a Disk Array (iSCSI) 6.1 Overview To set FC connection first in a disk array configured for both FC and iSCSI connections, see Chapter 5, "Initializing a Disk Array (FC)" to make the setting and then perform the procedure in this chapter. To set iSCSI connection first, perform the procedure in this chapter and then see Chapter 5, "Initializing a Disk Array (FC)"...

  • Page 170

    User Guide Chapter 6 Initializing a Disk Array (iSCSI) 6.2 Initialization by NEC Storage Manager 6.2.1 Initialization Wizard 6.2.1.1 Overview Use initialization wizard to make the basic settings of a disk array. Operations to be performed on the initialization wizard are: ...

  • Page 171: Figure 6-1: Starting Initialization Wizard

    User Guide Chapter 6 Initializing a Disk Array (iSCSI) 6.2.1.2 Start Initialization Wizard Click Configuration and Initialization on the left pane to open the menu. Then click Start to start the initialization wizard. Figure 6-1: Starting Initialization Wizard Before the initialization starts, the following confirmation message appears. Click Yes to start the Initialization Wizard.

  • Page 172: Figure 6-2: Welcome To Initialization Wizard

    User Guide Chapter 6 Initializing a Disk Array (iSCSI) 6.2.1.3 Welcome to Initialization Wizard When the Initialization Wizard starts, perform the settings as prompted. Figure 6-2: Welcome to Initialization Wizard Parameter Description Normal Setting Settings are performed step by step. Select this option in general.

  • Page 173: Figure 6-3: Set Disk Array Subsystem Name

    User Guide Chapter 6 Initializing a Disk Array (iSCSI) 6.2.1.4 Set Disk Array Subsystem Name You can change the disk array name. Figure 6-3: Set Disk Array Subsystem Name Parameter Description Product ID Displays the product ID of the disk array. Serial Number Displays the serial number of the disk array.

  • Page 174

    User Guide Chapter 6 Initializing a Disk Array (iSCSI) Parameter Description Disk Array Subsystem Name Displays a name to identify the disk array subsystem. New Disk Array Subsystem By default, displays the current disk array subsystem name. Name To change this name, enter a new disk array subsystem name. Perform the following steps to change a disk array name: 1.

  • Page 175: Figure 6-4: Set Time

    User Guide Chapter 6 Initializing a Disk Array (iSCSI) 6.2.1.5 Set Time Figure 6-4: Set Time Parameter Description State Displays the date and time currently set for the disk array and the status of synchronization with the NTP server. Synchronize the time with the NTP Select this option to move on to the NTP setting page.

  • Page 176

    To configure a time using NTP, select Synchronize the time with the NTP server and click Next.  For the procedure when the Set the time manually option is selected, see NEC Storage Software Configuration Setting Tool User's Manual (GUI) for the M Series.

  • Page 177: Figure 6-5: Set Time - Setting Ntp Server

    User Guide Chapter 6 Initializing a Disk Array (iSCSI) 6.2.1.5.1 Set Time - NTP server Configure the NTP settings. Figure 6-5: Set Time - Setting NTP Server Parameter Description IP Address Specify the IP addresses of the NTP servers. To set NTP server, enter the required information and click Next. Release 6.0...

  • Page 178: Figure 6-6: Unlock License

    User Guide Chapter 6 Initializing a Disk Array (iSCSI) 6.2.1.6 Unlock License Unlocks the licenses of the disk array. Figure 6-6: Unlock License Parameter Description Hide unlocked license keys Click this button to hide unlocked license keys. Application completion Displays the licenses which are currently unlocked. Application history Displays history of unlocked licenses, deleted licenses, and expired licenses.

  • Page 179

    User Guide Chapter 6 Initializing a Disk Array (iSCSI) Parameter Description License key Enter a license key and click Add to register the key with the License key list. Click this button to register the entered License key with the License key list.

  • Page 180: Figure 6-7: Host Connection Port Parameters (iscsi)

    User Guide Chapter 6 Initializing a Disk Array (iSCSI) 6.2.1.7 Set host connection port parameters (iSCSI) Set host connection ports for the disk array. Figure 6-7: Host Connection Port Parameters (iSCSI) Parameter Description Edit Select a port from the host connection port list and click Edit. The dialog box for editing the settings of the selected port appears.

  • Page 181: Figure 6-8: Host Connection Port Parameters (iscsi) - Setting

    User Guide Chapter 6 Initializing a Disk Array (iSCSI) When editing the settings of host connection ports is completed, click Next on the Host connection port parameters (iSCSI) page. Figure 6-8: Host Connection Port Parameters (iSCSI) - Setting Parameter Description Port number Displays unique number for the port.

  • Page 182

    User Guide Chapter 6 Initializing a Disk Array (iSCSI) Parameter Description Port type Select the port type. Host port: Select this when connecting to the host. Host/Replication port: Select this when using the remote data replication function. This setting is displayed only when the remote data replication function is usable.

  • Page 183: Figure 6-9: Set Isns Server

    User Guide Chapter 6 Initializing a Disk Array (iSCSI) 6.2.1.8 Set iSNS Server When any iSNS server is used, register the iSNS server information. Figure 6-9: Set iSNS Server Release 6.0...

  • Page 184

    User Guide Chapter 6 Initializing a Disk Array (iSCSI) Parameter Description iSNS server IP address and port Displays the IP address and port number of the iSNS server. number list Click this button to add iSNS server information. This information appears on the iSNS server IP address and port number list.

  • Page 185: Figure 6-10: Finish Initialization Wizard

    User Guide Chapter 6 Initializing a Disk Array (iSCSI) 6.2.1.9 Finish Initialization Wizard Confirm that the initialization is completed. Figure 6-10: Finish Initialization Wizard Parameter Description Operate iSCSI Easy Config Tool The initialization is suspended to perform initialization by using on the host machine iSCSI Setup Tool.

  • Page 186: Figure 6-11: Status - Nec Storage Manager Server

    Setup Tool. 2. When the following window appears, see Section 6.2.2: iSCSI Setup Tool and perform initialization by using iSCSI Setup Tool. And then click Bind pool to bind pools. Figure 6-11: Status - NEC Storage Manager Server Release 6.0...

  • Page 187: Iscsi Setup Tool

    User Guide Chapter 6 Initializing a Disk Array (iSCSI) 6.2.2 iSCSI Setup Tool Use iSCSI Setup tool on application servers to configure the settings required on the application servers. For details of the procedure, see either of the following sections according to the platform of the application servers.

  • Page 188

    User Guide Chapter 6 Initializing a Disk Array (iSCSI) 6.2.3 Binding a Pool Perform basic settings for binding a pool. 6.2.3.1 Pool Bind Figure 6-12: Pool Bind Parameter Description Show pool list Click Show pool list to see the list of existing pools. Click Close pool list to hide the pool list.

  • Page 189

    Bind a virtual capacity pool Leave this check box unchecked to build a real capacity pool. For details about how to build a virtual capacity pool, see NEC Storage Software Thin Provisioning User’s Manual. Perform the following steps to bind a pool: 1.

  • Page 190: Figure 6-13: Pool Bind - Confirmation

    User Guide Chapter 6 Initializing a Disk Array (iSCSI) 6.2.3.2 Pool Bind - Confirmation The page for confirming the settings of pool binding appears. This screen lists the settings of the pool to be bound. Figure 6-13: Pool Bind - Confirmation Parameter Description Basic Settings...

  • Page 191

    User Guide Chapter 6 Initializing a Disk Array (iSCSI) Parameter Description Advanced Click Advanced to modify the default settings displayed under Advanced Settings. Physical disks to configure the Displays details of physical disks used to configure a pool. pool Check if the list has any problems. If the list has no problems, click Set to display the confirmation dialog box.

  • Page 192: Figure 6-14: Pool Bind - Completion

    User Guide Chapter 6 Initializing a Disk Array (iSCSI) 6.2.3.3 Pool Bind - Completion When the pool binding is successfully completed, the result of pool binding appears. Figure 6-14: Pool Bind - Completion. Parameter Description Bind another pool Click this hyperlink to reopen the Pool Bind page to bind another pool.

  • Page 193

    User Guide Chapter 6 Initializing a Disk Array (iSCSI) 6.2.4 Binding a Hot Spare This section explains how to bind hot spare. 6.2.4.1 Hot Spare Bind The Hot Spare Bind page has the view display and the list display. The displays can be switched by clicking the tabs.

  • Page 194: Figure 6-16: Hot Spare Bind - View Display

    User Guide Chapter 6 Initializing a Disk Array (iSCSI) Figure 6-16: Hot Spare Bind - View Display Release 6.0...

  • Page 195

    User Guide Chapter 6 Initializing a Disk Array (iSCSI) Parameter Description List By default, the List view is displayed. The List view displays a list of physical disks available to bind a spare. Select the specified check box of the physical disk for which hot spare will be bound.

  • Page 196: Figure 6-17: Hot Spare Bind - Completion

    User Guide Chapter 6 Initializing a Disk Array (iSCSI) 6.2.4.2 Hot Spare Bind - Completion When the hot spare binding is completed, the result dialog box appears. Figure 6-17: Hot Spare Bind - Completion Parameter Description Bind another hot spare Click this hyperlink to reopen the Hot Spare Bind page to bind another hot spare.

  • Page 197: Binding Logical Disk

    User Guide Chapter 6 Initializing a Disk Array (iSCSI) 6.2.5 Binding Logical Disk This section explains how to bind a logical disk. 6.2.5.1 Logical Disk Bind Figure 6-18: Logical Disk Bind Parameter Description Pool list Displays details of already bound pools. Select a pool in which logical disks will be bound.

  • Page 198

    User Guide Chapter 6 Initializing a Disk Array (iSCSI) Parameter Description Show logical disks of the selected Click this button to confirm a list of logical disks that are pool bound in the currently selected pool. Number of logical disks Specify the number of logical disks to be bound in the spinner.

  • Page 199: Figure 6-19: Logical Disk Bind - Confirmation

    User Guide Chapter 6 Initializing a Disk Array (iSCSI) 6.2.5.2 Logical Disk Bind - Confirmation The settings of the logical disk to be bound are listed. Confirm the logical disk binding settings. Figure 6-19: Logical Disk Bind - Confirmation Parameter Description Basic logical disk settings Displays the basic settings to be used for binding logical...

  • Page 200

    User Guide Chapter 6 Initializing a Disk Array (iSCSI) Parameter Description Logical Disk Advanced Settings Displays default advanced settings to be used for binding a logical disk. Advanced Click Advanced to modify the default settings displayed under Logical Disk Advanced Settings. Logical disks to be bound Displays the details of the logical disks to be bound.

  • Page 201: Figure 6-20: Logical Disk Bind - Completion

    User Guide Chapter 6 Initializing a Disk Array (iSCSI) 6.2.5.3 Logical Disk Bind - Completion The result of the logical disk binding appears. Figure 6-20: Logical Disk Bind - Completion Parameter Description Bind another logical disk Click this hyperlink to reopen the Logical Disk Bind page for another logical disk binding.

  • Page 202: Assigning Logical Disk

    User Guide Chapter 6 Initializing a Disk Array (iSCSI) 6.2.6 Assigning Logical Disk 6.2.6.1 Assignment of Logical Disk Assign logical disks to a host. Figure 6-21: Assignment of Logical Disk Parameter Description Host List Displays hosts registered with the disk array. Click a host to which you want to assign logical disks.

  • Page 203

    User Guide Chapter 6 Initializing a Disk Array (iSCSI)  The display items can be sorted, however, the order cannot be changed.  Multiple logical disks can be selected at a time. Perform the following steps: 1. Select hosts from the Host List to which logical disks will be assigned. 2.

  • Page 204: Figure 6-22: Assignment Of Logical Disk - Confirm

    User Guide Chapter 6 Initializing a Disk Array (iSCSI) 6.2.6.2 Assignment of Logical Disk - Confirm Figure 6-22: Assignment of Logical Disk - Confirm Parameter Description Host List Displays the host to which logical disks will be assigned. LDs Assignable to Host Displays logical disks to be assigned to the host.

  • Page 205: Figure 6-23: Assignment Of Logical Disk - Finish

    User Guide Chapter 6 Initializing a Disk Array (iSCSI) 6.2.6.3 Assignment of Logical Disk - Finish Figure 6-23: Assignment of Logical Disk - Finish Parameter Description Assign other logical disks to the host Click this hyperlink to assign another logical disk to the host.

  • Page 206: Checking Connection From Application Server

    User Guide Chapter 6 Initializing a Disk Array (iSCSI) 6.3 Checking Connection from Application Server Check connection from the application servers by following the procedure described in one of the following:  For a Windows environment, see Section C.3: Checking Connection from Application Server.

  • Page 207: Chapter 7 Initializing A Disk Array (sas)

    This chapter describes how to initialize a disk array configured for SAS connection. In this chapter “Overview” on page 208 “Collecting Host Information From Application Servers” on page 209 “Initialization by NEC Storage Manager” on page 211 “Checking Connection from Application Servers” on page 243 Release 6.0...

  • Page 208

    User Guide Chapter 7 Initializing a Disk Array (SAS) 7.1 Overview This chapter describes how to initialize a disk array configured for SAS connection. The initialization consists of: 1. Collecting host information Collect host information from the application server. For details about the procedure, see Section 7.2: “Collecting Host Information From Application Servers”.

  • Page 209

    User Guide Chapter 7 Initializing a Disk Array (SAS) 7.2 Collecting Host Information From Application Servers If the OS used on the application servers is Windows, it is unnecessary to perform the procedure described in this section. In this case, create a host manually, and then assign the port connected to the disk array to the host by referring to Section 7.3.5: Collecting Host Information.

  • Page 210

    User Guide Chapter 7 Initializing a Disk Array (SAS) 2. Collecting host information by using files reported by the host information collection command When a disk array is installed in a system that has already begun operating, use the host information collection command to report files.

  • Page 211

    User Guide Chapter 7 Initializing a Disk Array (SAS) 7.3 Initialization by NEC Storage Manager 7.3.1 Initialization Wizard 7.3.1.1 Overview Use the initialization wizard to make the basic settings of a disk array. Operations to be performed on the initialization wizard are: ...

  • Page 212: Figure 7-4: Welcome To Initialization Wizard

    User Guide Chapter 7 Initializing a Disk Array (SAS) Click Yes to start the initialization wizard. 7.3.1.3 Welcome to Initialization Wizard When the initialization wizard starts, perform the settings as prompted. Figure 7-4: Welcome to Initialization Wizard Release 6.0...

  • Page 213

    1. Select the setting type for initialization. The sections below explain how to make normal setting.  To perform quick setting, see NEC Storage Software Configuration Setting Tool User's Manual (GUI) for the M Series. 2. Confirm whether Normal Setting is selected, and then click Next.

  • Page 214: Figure 7-5: Setting Disk Array Subsystem Name

    User Guide Chapter 7 Initializing a Disk Array (SAS) 7.3.1.4 Set Disk Array Subsystem Name You can change the disk array name. Figure 7-5: Setting Disk Array Subsystem Name Parameter Description Product ID Displays the product ID of the disk array. Serial Number Displays the serial number of the disk array.

  • Page 215: Figure 7-6: Set Time

    User Guide Chapter 7 Initializing a Disk Array (SAS) 1. Enter a new name in the New Disk Array Subsystem Name box. 2. Confirm the name and click Next. 7.3.1.5 Set Time Figure 7-6: Set Time Parameter Description State Displays the date and time currently set for the disk array and the status of synchronization with the NTP server appear.

  • Page 216

    To configure a time using NTP, select Synchronize the time with the NTP server and click Next.  For the procedure when the Set the time manually option is selected, see NEC Storage Software Configuration Setting Tool User's Manual (GUI) for the M Series.

  • Page 217: Figure 7-7: Set Time - Setting Ntp Server

    User Guide Chapter 7 Initializing a Disk Array (SAS) Figure 7-7: Set Time - Setting NTP Server Parameter Description IP Address Specify an IP address of the NTP server. To set NTP server, enter the required information and click Next. Release 6.0...

  • Page 218: Figure 7-8: Unlocking License

    User Guide Chapter 7 Initializing a Disk Array (SAS) 7.3.1.6 Unlock License Unlocks the licenses of the disk array. Figure 7-8: Unlocking License Parameter Description Hide unlocked license Click this button to hide unlocked license keys. keys Application completion Displays the licenses which are currently unlocked. Application history Displays history of unlocked licenses, deleted licenses, and expired licenses.

  • Page 219: Figure 7-9: Host Port Connection Parameters (sas)

    User Guide Chapter 7 Initializing a Disk Array (SAS) Parameter Description Licence key list Displays a list of entered license keys. Delete Click this button to remove the selected license keys from the license key list. To unlock the licenses, enter all the license keys to be unlocked and click Next. 7.3.1.7 Host Connection Port Parameters (SAS) Set the host connection port for the disk array supporting SAS.

  • Page 220: Figure 7-10: Edit Dialog

    User Guide Chapter 7 Initializing a Disk Array (SAS) Parameter Description Port list Select the port you want to set. Edit button A dialog box is displayed that lets you edit the settings of the selected port. Edit dialog Figure 7-10: Edit Dialog Parameter Description Port number...

  • Page 221: Figure 7-11: Finish Initialization Wizard

    User Guide Chapter 7 Initializing a Disk Array (SAS) 7.3.1.8 Finish Initialization Wizard Confirm that the initialization is finished. Figure 7-11: Finish Initialization Wizard Parameter Description Bind pool When you click this hyperlink, the Pool Bind page appears for starting pool binding. To move on to pool binding, click Bind pool.

  • Page 222

    User Guide Chapter 7 Initializing a Disk Array (SAS) 7.3.2 Binding a Pool Perform basic settings for binding a pool. 7.3.2.1 Pool Bind Figure 7-12: Pool Bind Parameter Description Show pool list Click Show pool list to see the list of existing pools. Click Close pool list to hide the pool list.

  • Page 223

    Bind a virtual capacity pool Leave this check box unchecked to build a real capacity pool. For details about how to build a virtual capacity pool, see NEC Storage Software Thin Provisioning User’s Manual. Perform the following steps to bind a pool: 1.

  • Page 224: Figure 7-13: Pool Bind - Confirmation

    User Guide Chapter 7 Initializing a Disk Array (SAS) 7.3.2.2 Pool Bind- Confirmation The page for confirming the settings of pool binding appears. This page lists the settings of the pool to be bound. Figure 7-13: Pool Bind - Confirmation Parameter Description Basic Settings...

  • Page 225

    User Guide Chapter 7 Initializing a Disk Array (SAS) Check if the list has any problems. If the list has no problems, click Set to display the confirmation message. Click Yes to perform pool binding. When the binding is completed, the completion window appears. ...

  • Page 226: Figure 7-14: Pool Bind - Completion

    User Guide Chapter 7 Initializing a Disk Array (SAS) 7.3.2.3 Pool Bind - Completion When the pool binding is successfully completed, the result of pool binding appears. Figure 7-14: Pool Bind - Completion Parameter Description Bind another pool Click this hyperlink to reopen the Pool Bind page to bind another pool.

  • Page 227

    User Guide Chapter 7 Initializing a Disk Array (SAS) 7.3.3 Binding a Hot Spare This section explains how to bind a hot spare. 7.3.3.1 Hot Spare Bind The Hot Spare Bind page has the view display and the list display. The displays can be switched by clicking the tabs.

  • Page 228: Figure 7-16: Hot Spare Bind - View Display

    User Guide Chapter 7 Initializing a Disk Array (SAS) Figure 7-16: Hot Spare Bind - View Display Parameter Description List By default, the List view is displayed. The List view displays a list of physical disks available to bind a spare. Select the specified check box of the physical disk for which hot spare will be bound.

  • Page 229

    User Guide Chapter 7 Initializing a Disk Array (SAS) Parameter Description Pool list Select a physical disk to create a hot spare. When you select the physical disk for hot spare binding, Enabled is displayed under the Enable Hot Spare field of the Pool list.

  • Page 230: Figure 7-17: Hot Spare Bind - Completion

    User Guide Chapter 7 Initializing a Disk Array (SAS) 7.3.3.2 Hot Spare Bind - Completion When the hot spare binding is completed, the result dialog box appears. Figure 7-17: Hot Spare Bind - Completion Parameter Description Bind another hot spare Click this hyperlink to reopen the Hot Spare Bind page to bind another hot spare.

  • Page 231

    User Guide Chapter 7 Initializing a Disk Array (SAS) 7.3.4 Binding Logical Disks This section explains how to bind logical disks. 7.3.4.1 Logical Disk Bind Figure 7-18: Logical Disk Bind Parameter Description Pool list Displays details of already bound pools. Select a pool in which logical disks will be bound.

  • Page 232

    User Guide Chapter 7 Initializing a Disk Array (SAS) Parameter Description Number of logical disks Specify the number of logical disks to be bound in the spinner. Logical disk capacity Specify the capacity of logical disks to be bound in the spinner.

  • Page 233: Figure 7-19: Logical Disk Bind - Confirmation

    User Guide Chapter 7 Initializing a Disk Array (SAS) 7.3.4.2 Logical Disk Bind - Confirmation The settings of the logical disk to be bound are listed. Confirm the logical disk binding settings. Figure 7-19: Logical Disk Bind - Confirmation Parameter Description Pool information Displays pool information.

  • Page 234

    User Guide Chapter 7 Initializing a Disk Array (SAS) Parameter Description Advanced Click Advanced to modify the default settings displayed under Logical disk advanced settings. Logical disks to be bound Displays the details of the logical disks to be bound. Perform the following steps for binding a logical disk.

  • Page 235: Figure 7-20: Logical Disk Bind - Completion

    User Guide Chapter 7 Initializing a Disk Array (SAS) 7.3.4.3 Logical Disk Bind - Completion The result of the logical disk binding appears. Figure 7-20: Logical Disk Bind - Completion Parameter Description Bind another logical disk Click this hyperlink to reopen the Logical Disk Bind page for another logical disk binding.

  • Page 236

    User Guide Chapter 7 Initializing a Disk Array (SAS) 7.3.5 Collecting Host Information 7.3.5.1 Host Information Collection Select how to collect host information. Figure 7-21: Host Information Collection - Setting Method Parameter Description Collect host information automatically Select this option to retrieve host information automatically (Linux only).

  • Page 237: Figure 7-22: Host Information Collection - Registration

    User Guide Chapter 7 Initializing a Disk Array (SAS) 7.3.5.2 Host Information Collection- Registration Figure 7-22: Host Information Collection - Registration Parameter Description Host Name Specify a host name. Platform Specify the platform. Path List view This list view lets you check the specified port information. Add Port button Set the port(s) for the host you are adding.

  • Page 238: Figure 7-23: Host Information Collection - Completion

    User Guide Chapter 7 Initializing a Disk Array (SAS) 7.3.5.3 Host Information Collection - Completion The result of the logical-disk binding appears. Figure 7-23: Host Information Collection - Completion Parameter Description Assign logical disks to the host Click this hyperlink to assign the bound logical disks to hosts whose information has been retrieved.

  • Page 239

    User Guide Chapter 7 Initializing a Disk Array (SAS) 7.3.6 Assigning Logical Disks 7.3.6.1 Assignment of Logical Disk Assign logical disks to hosts. Figure 7-24: Assignment of Logical Disk Parameter Description Host List Displays hosts registered with the disk array. Click a host to which you want to assign logical disks.

  • Page 240

    User Guide Chapter 7 Initializing a Disk Array (SAS)  The display items can be sorted, however, the order cannot be changed.  Multiple logical disks can be selected at the same time. Perform the following steps: 1. Select hosts from the Host List to which logical disks will be assigned. 2.

  • Page 241: Figure 7-25: Assignment Of Logical Disk - Confirm

    User Guide Chapter 7 Initializing a Disk Array (SAS) 7.3.6.2 Assignment of Logical Disk - Confirm Figure 7-25: Assignment of Logical Disk - Confirm Parameter Description Host List Displays the hosts to which logical disks will be assigned. LDs Assignable to Host Displays logical disks to be assigned to the host.

  • Page 242: Figure 7-26: Assignment Of Logical Disk - Finish

    User Guide Chapter 7 Initializing a Disk Array (SAS) 7.3.6.3 Assignment of Logical Disk - Finish Figure 7-26: Assignment of Logical Disk - Finish Parameter Description Assign logical disks to another host Click this hyperlink to assign another logical disk to the host.

  • Page 243

    User Guide Chapter 7 Initializing a Disk Array (SAS) 7.4 Checking Connection from Application Servers Check connection from the application servers by following the procedure described in one of the following:  For a Windows environment, see Section B.3: “Checking Connection from Application Server”.

  • Page 244: Chapter 8 Installing Optional Parts

    Chapter 8 Installing Optional Parts This chapter describes the preparation and installation of the optional parts of a disk array unit. In this chapter “Optional Parts” on page 245 “Preparation” on page 250 “Installation and Removal” on page 251 Release 6.0...

  • Page 245: Optional Parts

    User Guide Chapter 8 Installing Optional Parts 8.1 Optional Parts Optional parts for disk array units are shown below. Table 8-1: M100 Series Optional Parts Model No. Product Name Qty. Remark NF5321-SB00E DAC cabinet for 3.5-inch disk Two AC power supplies installed drives NF5321-SB01E DAC cabinet for 2.5-inch disk...

  • Page 246

    User Guide Chapter 8 Installing Optional Parts Table 8-1: M100 Series Optional Parts Model No. Product Name Qty. Remark NF5321-SM765E 2.5-inch SAS disk drive 10Krpm/300GB SAS disk drive Common to the M300 series NF5321-SM767E 2.5-inch SAS disk drive 10Krpm/450GB SAS disk drive Common to the M300 series NF5321-SM768E 2.5-inch SAS disk drive...

  • Page 247: Table 8-2: M300 Series Optional Parts

    User Guide Chapter 8 Installing Optional Parts Table 8-1: M100 Series Optional Parts Model No. Product Name Qty. Remark NF5321-SM709E 3.5-inch NL-SAS disk drive 7.2Krpm/3 TB NL-SAS disk drive Common to the M300 series NF5321-SM769E 2.5-inch SAS disk drive 10Krpm/900 GB SAS disk drive Common to the M300 series Table 8-2: M300 Series Optional Parts Model No.

  • Page 248: Table 8-3: Optional Parts For All Series

    Remark NF9120-SJ54 SAS Cable (5 m) Two 5-m SAS cables NF9100-SF10EN Ear bezel Nine bezels for left side, without NEC logo and NEC Storage logo NF9100-SF12E Front bezel Black, with NEC logo, without NEC Storage logo NF9100-SF12EN Front bezel Black, without NEC logo and...

  • Page 249: Table 8-4: Disk Drive Features

    (random access I/O) offered at a low price. Because it has both high capacity and low performance, failure recovery time is longer than that of SAS HDD. A 3.5-inch NL-SAS 3-TB Disk Drive (NF5321-SM709E) can be used only by NEC Storage Manager ...

  • Page 250

    Use optional parts and cables specified by NEC. There is a charge for repairs associated with ...

  • Page 251: Installation And Removal, Front Bezel

    User Guide Chapter 8 Installing Optional Parts 8.3 Installation and Removal Perform the following procedures to install or remove the concerned optional part of a disk array unit: 8.3.1 Front Bezel Inserting a front bezel The procedure for inserting a front bezel is as follows: 1.

  • Page 252: Figure 8-3: Inserting The Front Bezel (2)

    User Guide Chapter 8 Installing Optional Parts 3. Catch the right side of the front bezel, too. Then lock it by turning the key counterclockwise. Installation of the front bezel is now complete. Figure 8-3: Inserting the Front Bezel (2) Removing a front bezel The procedure for removing a front bezel is as follows: 1.

  • Page 253: Controllers

    User Guide Chapter 8 Installing Optional Parts 8.3.2 Controllers Removing a Controller The procedure for removing a controller from its cabinet is as follows: 1. Confirm that the power is turned off. 2. Confirm that the power cable of the unit and the cable of the controller are not connected. 3.

  • Page 254: Disk Drives

    User Guide Chapter 8 Installing Optional Parts 5. Close the ejectors and make sure they are locked. At that point, if the ejector tabs are visible, as shown in (C), the controller has not been correctly inserted into the enclosure and must be reinserted.

  • Page 255: Disk Enclosures

    User Guide Chapter 8 Installing Optional Parts 8.3.4 Disk Enclosures For installing and removing disk enclosures, see the sections below. Mounting Disk Enclosures on Rack Mounting disk enclosures on a rack follows the same procedure as mounting the disk array unit on a rack.

  • Page 256: Figure 8-9: Sas Cable Connections And De/pd Numbers

    User Guide Chapter 8 Installing Optional Parts  Push the SAS cable into each connector securely until you hear a click.  SAS cables can also be used to control the disk enclosure’s power supply.  The disk enclosure will not power on unless the 2 SAS cables are connected.

  • Page 257: Batteries

    User Guide Chapter 8 Installing Optional Parts 8.3.5 Batteries For installing and removing the battery (BBU), follow the procedure given below: 1. Remove the controller (CONT) from its cabinet. Section 8.3.2: “Controllers”. 2. Remove the controller cover. Remove the cover by sliding it while pressing the lock (circled in the illustration below). Figure 8-10: Removing the Controller Cover 3.

  • Page 258: Figure 8-11: Removing The Battery

    User Guide Chapter 8 Installing Optional Parts Figure 8-11: Removing the Battery 4. Insert a new battery. Insert the battery connector into the controller connector and lock it securely. The battery will be firmly in place. 5. Install the controller cover. Fit the edges of the cover to the grooves in the controller while aligning with the cover’s side lock position and cover the controller.

  • Page 259: Cache Modules

    User Guide Chapter 8 Installing Optional Parts 8.3.6 Cache Modules For installing and removing the cache modules, follow the procedure given below:  This procedure can be used only for the M series.  DIMMs and Flash Memory ASSYs composing the cache module are precision machines.

  • Page 260: Figure 8-12: Removing The Dimms

    User Guide Chapter 8 Installing Optional Parts Figure 8-12: Removing the DIMMs Release 6.0...

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    User Guide Chapter 8 Installing Optional Parts 4. Insert new DIMMs. Open the levers of the DIMM sockets, and then insert two new DIMMs into the sockets straight. Fit the notch of the DIMM terminal to the wrong insertion prevention part of the socket. Push the inserted DIMM all the way in, lock the DIMM and socket by putting the levers inside.

  • Page 262: Figure 8-13: Removing The Flash Memory Assy

    User Guide Chapter 8 Installing Optional Parts Figure 8-13: Removing the Flash Memory ASSY 6. Installing a new Flash Memory ASSY. Unlock the Flash Memory ASSY fixture, fully insert a new Flash Memory ASSY, and then lock the fixture. 7. Install the controller cover. Fit the edges of the cover to the grooves in the controller while aligning with the cover’s side lock position and cover the controller.

  • Page 263: Chapter 9 Changes To The Configuration

    This chapter describes how to change the settings of a disk array unit after use of the disk array unit is started. In this chapter “Modifying the Settings by Using DIP Switches” on page 264 “Modifying the Configuration by NEC Storage Manager (FC/SAS)” on page 265 “Modifying the Configuration by NEC Storage Manager (iSCSI)” on page 268 Release 6.0...

  • Page 264: Modifying The Settings By Using Dip Switches

    User Guide Chapter 9 Changes to the Configuration 9.1 Modifying the Settings by Using DIP Switches The M series does not require modification of the settings by using DIP switches. Do not change the configuration of the DIP switches located on the surface of the controller. Figure 9-1: DIP Switch Release 6.0...

  • Page 265: Modifying The Configuration By Nec Storage Manager (fc/sas), Binding Additional Logical Disks (fc/sas)

    User Guide Chapter 9 Changes to the Configuration 9.2 Modifying the Configuration by NEC Storage Manager (FC/SAS) This section provides information on modifying the configuration of an FC or SAS connected disk array by NEC Storage Manager. 9.2.1 Binding Additional Logical Disks (FC/SAS) This section describes how to bind additional logical disks on an FC or SAS connected disk array.

  • Page 266: Adding Application Servers

    User Guide Chapter 9 Changes to the Configuration 9.2.2 Adding Application Servers This section describes how to add logical disks and an application server to an initialized disk array. 1. Collect the host information on the application server First of all, collect the host information on the application server to be newly added. For details about collecting the host information of application servers, see Section 5.2: “Collecting Host Information From Application Servers”...

  • Page 267: Using The Initialization Wizard To Modify The Configuration

    When you re-run the initialization wizard, NEC Storage Manager issues a message asking whether to stop monitoring of the target disk array by NEC Storage Manager and to proceed with the initialization. Click Yes and stop monitoring of the disk array to modify the configuration.

  • Page 268: Modifying The Configuration By Nec Storage Manager (iscsi), Binding Additional Logical Disks (iscsi)

    User Guide Chapter 9 Changes to the Configuration 9.3 Modifying the Configuration by NEC Storage Manager (iSCSI) This section provides information on modifying the configuration of an iSCSI connected disk array by NEC Storage Manager. 9.3.1 Binding Additional Logical Disks (iSCSI) This section describes how to bind additional logical disks on an iSCSI connected disk array.

  • Page 269

    When you re-run the initialization wizard, NEC Storage Manager issues a message asking whether to stop monitoring of the target disk array by NEC Storage Manager and to proceed with the initialization. Click Yes and stop monitoring of the disk array to modify the configuration.

  • Page 270: Chapter 10 Troubleshooting

    “NEC Storage Manager Errors” on page 278 “iSCSI Setup Tool Errors” on page 286 “NEC Storage PathManager (Windows) Errors” on page 292 “NEC Storage PathManager (Linux) Errors” on page 294 “Changing Network Settings for Monitoring Disk Arrays from Storage Manager” on page 296 “Troubleshooting at Installation”...

  • Page 271: Troubleshooting According To Device Conditions

    User Guide Chapter 10 Troubleshooting 10.1 Troubleshooting According to Device Conditions In this section, troubles are classified as follows, according to the location where the trouble occurs. 1. Trouble in disk array unit (front panel LED status): See Table 10-1: Trouble in Disk Array Unit (Front Panel LED Status) 2.

  • Page 272

    User Guide Chapter 10 Troubleshooting Table 10-1: Trouble in Disk Array Unit (Front Panel LED Status) (Contd.) Condition Cause and Action POWER LED (green) is This indicates that the power-on sequence or download sequence of the on and SERVICE LED disk array unit is in progress.

  • Page 273: Table 10-2: Trouble In Disk Array Unit (rear Panel Controller Led Status)

    User Guide Chapter 10 Troubleshooting Table 10-2: Trouble in Disk Array Unit (Rear Panel Controller LED Status) Condition Cause and Action READY LED (green) is This indicates that the power-on sequence or rebooting is in progress. on, and FAULT LED The sequence will take several minutes to complete.

  • Page 274: Table 10-3: Trouble In Disk Array Unit Or Disk Enclosure (rear Panel Power Led Status)

    User Guide Chapter 10 Troubleshooting Table 10-2: Trouble in Disk Array Unit (Rear Panel Controller LED Status) (Contd.) Condition Cause and Action LNK/ACT LED (green) When connecting a cable to the management port, LNK/ACT LED of the management port (green) may not turn on because of the following causes. is out, or blinks ...

  • Page 275: Table 10-4: Trouble In Disk Enclosure

    User Guide Chapter 10 Troubleshooting Table 10-3: Trouble in Disk Array Unit or Disk Enclosure (Rear Panel Power LED Status) Condition Cause and Action INPUT GOOD LED This indicates that DC output error or temperature error within the power (green) is on, FAULT supply (the detected temperature was more than 60 degrees Celsius LED (orange) is on, and (140°F)) was detected.

  • Page 276: Table 10-5: Wrong Sas Cable Connection

    User Guide Chapter 10 Troubleshooting Table 10-5: Wrong SAS Cable Connection Condition Cause and Action It is necessary to If a pool, logical disk or spare has been built, it is necessary to release it change the disk before changing the connection. enclosure connection Turn off the disk array unit, and then change the SAS cable connection.

  • Page 277: Network Setting Tool Errors

    User Guide Chapter 10 Troubleshooting 10.2 Network Setting Tool Errors Problem Cause and Solution The target disk array is not displayed The network between the Network Setting Tool and the disk array may not be configured correctly. User Datagram Protocol (UDP) and the port number "2370" are used to find disk arrays.

  • Page 278: Nec Storage Manager Errors, Errors Experienced Throughout Nec Storage Manager Usage

    "Warning - Security" is Corporation", and then click Run. shown. If you select the Always trust content from this publisher check box and then click Run, the message will not be shown the next time you start NEC Storage Manager Client. Release 6.0...

  • Page 279

    Cause and Solution When access to the disk array is The function is blocked by a firewall. Click Unblock on the attempted from NEC Storage dialog box or configure the firewall settings in advance so Manager Client (Web GUI), the that your Web browser is not blocked.

  • Page 280

    1.Copy the iSMClient.policy file in the CD-ROM shipped with the product to the following folder. <JRE installation folder>\lib\security\nec You must create the nec folder because it does not exist by default. The iSMClient.policy file is located in the following folder of the CD-ROM.

  • Page 281

     When NEC Storage Manager Express is being used Configure the disk array by using CLI (Command Line Interface). For details of CLI, see NEC Storage Manager Command Reference.  When NEC Storage Manager is being used Remove once the IP address of the faulty controller from a monitoring target of NEC Storage Manager, and restart the server.

  • Page 282: Errors In Initialization

    An error occurred in the completion This problem may occur when the next generation Java page of the initialization. plug-in is not disabled. Section 4.5.1: “Before Starting NEC Storage Manager Client” to disable the next generation Java plug-in, and then perform the initialization again.

  • Page 283: Errors In Pool Binding

    User Guide Chapter 10 Troubleshooting 10.3.3 Errors in Pool Binding Problem Cause and Solution Pool binding failed. It is conceivable that a disk array problem or communication error between the disk array and the client has occurred. Check if the disk array or the client has a problem. Fix the problem and then select Pool on the tree of the main screen to check the list of pools.

  • Page 284: Errors In Hot Spare Binding, Errors In Logical Disk Binding

    User Guide Chapter 10 Troubleshooting 10.3.4 Errors in Hot Spare Binding Problem Cause and Solution Hot spare binding failed. It is conceivable that a disk array problem or communication error between the disk array and the client has occurred. Check if the disk array or any client has a problem. Fix the problem and then click physical disk on the main screen to see the list of physical disks.

  • Page 285: Errors In Retrieving Host Information, Assigning Logical Disk Errors

    1. FC cables between the disk array and hosts are not host is shown. connected correctly. 2. NEC Storage Manager Agent Utility is not installed on the hosts or the hosts are not running. 3. The command has not been executed on Linux hosts.

  • Page 286: Iscsi Setup Tool Errors, Iscsi Setup Tool (windows) Errors

    User Guide Chapter 10 Troubleshooting 10.4 iSCSI Setup Tool Errors 10.4.1 iSCSI Setup Tool (Windows) Errors Problem Cause and Solution The message, "The tool has already The iSCSI Setup Tool is already up and running. been started." is displayed and the Click OK to close the error message and terminate the iSCSI Setup Tool cannot be started.

  • Page 287

    User Guide Chapter 10 Troubleshooting Problem Cause and Solution When a serial number is entered, the The target with the initiator already exists. message, "The target has already To register the initiator again, delete the LD set to which the been assigned to the initiator.

  • Page 288: Iscsi Setup Tool (linux) Errors

    User Guide Chapter 10 Troubleshooting 10.4.2 iSCSI Setup Tool (Linux) Errors Problem Cause and Solution The message, "File not found." is A file that is specified as a parameter file does not exist. displayed. Specify the file name correctly. The message, "iSCSI Initiator is not iSCSI Initiator is not installed.

  • Page 289: Iscsi Setup Tool Error Codes

    User Guide Chapter 10 Troubleshooting Problem Cause and Solution The message, "The target has The target which is assigned to initiators already exists. already been assigned to the To register the initiator again, delete the LD Set to which the initiator."...

  • Page 290

    Connection to disk array failed. iSM31007 Invalid host is specified. iSM31008 Starting configuration settings failed. iSM31009 The maximum number of connection. iSM31010 NEC Storage Manager server version does not match. iSM31011 File open error. iSM31012 File load error. iSM31013 File write error. iSM31014 File close error.

  • Page 291

    Upper limit of initiator addition. iSM31174 Exception occurred during transmission. iSM31175 Timeout occurred with connection to NEC Storage Manager. iSM31208 Specified LD set is designated for FC. iSM31212 The platform of LD set does not match that of initiator.

  • Page 292: Nec Storage Pathmanager (windows) Errors

    User Guide Chapter 10 Troubleshooting 10.5 NEC Storage PathManager (Windows) Errors Problem Cause and Solution The SPS command /lun, -getlun When no paths are recognized by SPS, the following error failed. may occur when the SPS command is executed. > spsadmin /lun "Operation failed."...

  • Page 293

    User Guide Chapter 10 Troubleshooting Problem Cause and Solution Event ID280 (spsdsm) is generated Check if the configuration of connections between the in the system event log. servers and the disk array unit has been changed due to an event such as replacement of an HBA or reconnection of an FC cable.

  • Page 294: Nec Storage Pathmanager (linux) Errors

    3. Check the disk array unit is recognized by the OS. Refer to the file "/proc/scsi/scsi" and check if "Vendor: NEC" and "Model: DISK ARRAY" are shown. If the disk array unit is not recognized, they are not shown in the file.

  • Page 295

    Check the disk array unit is recognized by the OS. "Path Not Found" is displayed and Refer to the file "/proc/scsi/scsi" and check if "Vendor: NEC" accessing the SPS device fails. and "Model: DISK ARRAY" are shown. If the disk array unit is not recognized, they are not shown.

  • Page 296: Changing Network Settings For Monitoring Disk Arrays From Storage Manager

    Storage Manager. Make changes using [Configuration] - [Disk Array] - [Management Port Settings] from the menu. For details, refer to the NEC Storage Software Configuration Setting Tool User's Manual (GUI) for the M Series. 2. Changing Network Setting from Network Setting Tool The disk array unit network settings can be changed from Network Setting Tool.

  • Page 297: Troubleshooting At Installation

    If the iSCSI port of the disk array cannot be set or the disk cannot be recognized by the host when installing the disk array, check the disk array settings following the procedure described below. 10.8.1 The IP Address of the iSCSI Port cannot be set on the NEC Storage Manager Initialization Wizard.

  • Page 298

    The iSCSI settings such as an IP address and subnet mask of the port have not been set, or they are invalid. Specify the iSCSI settings again by using the NEC Storage Manager initialization wizard. It is thought that Node Name (WWnn) of the disk array has not been set. If the LEDs are still blinking, after the iSCSI settings of the port have been correctly specified, check the Node Name of the disk array is correctly set.

  • Page 299

    TCP port number is correct. For how to change the iSNS settings of the disk array, refer to the manual of NEC Storage Manager. Be sure to specify the number of the following registered ports for the port number.

  • Page 300

    5. When the error cause cannot be identified Prepare the items described in Section 10.10.2: “Before You Call”, and then contact NEC sales, the sales agent from whom you purchased the disk array unit, or your maintenance service agent. Release 6.0...

  • Page 301: Sas Connection Errors

    User Guide Chapter 10 Troubleshooting 10.9 SAS Connection Errors When the management of the disk is started at SAS connection, the following error is logged by event log. This is caused by the fact that HBA does not have pass information. There is not the problem in operation.

  • Page 302: User Support, Unit Life Span And Maintenance Period

    User Guide Chapter 10 Troubleshooting 10.10 User Support 10.10.1 Unit Life Span and Maintenance Period The unit life span and maintenance periods after production ends for the disk array unit are as follows. Parts used in the disk array unit include parts that must be replaced due to their life spans (such as cooling fans, batteries, and disk drives).

  • Page 303: Before You Call

    (Use the troubleshooting information sheet on the following page and the checksheet found in Appendix : "This appendix provides the steps you should follow while installing the NEC Storage PathManager (hereinafter referred to as PathManager) in a Windows or Linux application server.")

  • Page 304: Contacts For Questions And Consultation

    User Guide Chapter 10 Troubleshooting 10.10.3 Contacts for questions and consultation For questions and consultation about the disk array unit, contact NEC sales, the sales agent from whom you purchased it, or your maintenance service agent. Release 6.0...

  • Page 305: Appendix A Specifications

    Appendix A Specifications The specifications of the disk array are shown below. Table A-1: Specifications - Disk Array NEC Storage M100 Series NEC Storage M300 Series Host interface (A) Fibre channel (FC-AL / Fabric) (A) Fibre channel (FC-AL / Fabric) ...

  • Page 306: Table A-2: Specifications - Raid Configurations

    User Guide Appendix A Specifications Specifications of the RAID configurations are shown below. Table A-2: Specifications - RAID Configurations RAID type RAID components Number of disk drives Storage efficiency RAID-10 (1D+1D)× n 2 or more RAID-50 (2D+P)× n 3 or more (4D+P)×...

  • Page 307: B.1 Installing Nec Storage Manager Agent Utility, B.1.1 Before Installation

    B.1 Installing NEC Storage Manager Agent Utility This section describes how to install NEC Storage Manager Agent Utility. B.1.1 Before Installation Note the followings before installing the NEC Storage Manager Agent Utility. The following functions become available by installing the NEC Storage Manager Agent Utility. ...

  • Page 308: Appendix B How To Set/check Application Server (windows) (fc/sas)

    User Guide Appendix B How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (FC/SAS) Table B-1: Operating Environment (Windows) Operating systems Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (SP0 to SP2) (*1) Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2, Standard Edition (SP0, SP2) Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition (SP0, SP2) Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2, Standard x64 Edition (SP0, SP2) Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (SP0 to SP2) (*1) Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2, Enterprise Edition (SP0, SP2)

  • Page 309

    User Guide Appendix B How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (FC/SAS) Table B-1: Operating Environment (Windows) Memory Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition OS required memory + 10 MB or more Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2, Standard Edition OS required memory + 10 MB or more Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition OS required memory + 12 MB or more Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2, Standard x64 Edition...

  • Page 310: B.1.2 Installation

    After the NEC Storage Manager Agent Utility is installed, the system needs to be restarted to start the NEC Storage Manager host agent service. In the case of the environment that a system cannot be restarted, after NEC Storage Manager Agent Utility is installed, put the following operation into effect.

  • Page 311: B.2 Collecting/registering Host Information On Application Server, B.2.1 Collecting Host Information By Using File Output

    User Guide Appendix B How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (FC/SAS) B.2 Collecting/Registering Host Information on Application Server The procedure described below is not supported by the disk arrays connected via SAS. B.2.1 Collecting Host Information by Using File Output To collect host information by using file output, follow the procedure below.

  • Page 312: B.2.2 Registering Host Information By Using File Output

    Use file transfer, USB memory or other methods to transfer the host information file to a client. 3. Register the host information by using NEC Storage Manager. On the left pane on the NEC Storage Manager window, click Configuration, Host and Host Information Collection to open the Host Information Registration window.

  • Page 313: Figure B-2: Host Information Collection - Setting Method

    User Guide Appendix B How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (FC/SAS) Figure B-2: Host Information Collection - Setting Method Select the Update with host information file. (Windows, Linux or Hyper-V) option and click Next. 5. Specify the host information file. Release 6.0...

  • Page 314: Figure B-3: Host Information Collection - Registration

    User Guide Appendix B How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (FC/SAS) Figure B-3: Host Information Collection - Registration a. Click Show collected information to specify the file in which host information is recorded and click Add. b. Confirm that all the host information is retrieved and click Next. This displays the Host information collection completion window.

  • Page 315: Figure B-4: Host Information Collection - Completion

    User Guide Appendix B How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (FC/SAS) 6. Host information setting completion window Figure B-4: Host Information Collection - Completion The result of setting host information is displayed. Click Finish to close the page. Release 6.0...

  • Page 316: B.3 Checking Connection From Application Server, B.3.1 Check Connection Under A Windows Environment

    Access Control settings, host bus adapter driver settings, etc. Display example: When four logical disks are assigned to a server. Check the number of Check the number of NEC DISK ARRAY Multi-Path NEC DISK ARRAY Multi-Path Disk Device Disk Device Figure B-5: Computer Management - Device Manager Release 6.0...

  • Page 317: Figure B-6: Computer Management - Disk Management

    User Guide Appendix B How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (FC/SAS) c. Open Disk Management and check the number of logical disks assigned to a server. Check the number Check the number of disks indicated of disks indicated this icons. this icons.

  • Page 318: B.3.2 Check The Pathmanager Settings And Status

    User Guide Appendix B How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (FC/SAS) B.3.2 Check the PathManager Settings and Status When PathManager is not used, it is not necessary to perform this step. After checking the FC cable connection between the application server and disk array unit, restart the server and run the following command from the command prompt.

  • Page 319: C.1 Initializing Application Server

    Initiator. If Microsoft iSCSI Software Initiator has already been installed, this step is not necessary. Install PathManager. For details, refer to Section C.1.3: Installing NEC Storage PathManager. When PathManager will not be used, this step is not necessary. This describes how to set up Microsoft iSCSI Software Initiator.

  • Page 320: C.1.1 Preparation

    User Guide Appendix C How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI) C.1.1 Preparation Perform the following steps to prepare for installation of application server in Windows environment: 1. Provide IP addresses for an application server Prepare IP addresses to be assigned to the application server as many as the NIC (1000BASE-T or 10GBASE-SR) ports.

  • Page 321: Figure C-1: Unit With Nf53x1-xfxx (10gbps Iscsi 2port Controllers)

    User Guide Appendix C How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI) For a sample connection configuration, see Appendix L: "iSCSI Connection Configuration-Examples". The following shows the positions of the host ports. Figure C-1: Unit with NF53x1-xFxx (10Gbps iSCSI 2port Controllers) Figure C-2: Unit with NF53x1-xFxx (1Gbps iSCSI 2port Controllers) The following shows an example of a 10-Gbps iSCSI connection (redundant path configuration in combination with PathManager).

  • Page 322: Figure C-3: Configuration Example

    User Guide Appendix C How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI) Figure C-3: Configuration Example Release 6.0...

  • Page 323: C.1.2 Installing Iscsi Software Initiator

    User Guide Appendix C How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI) C.1.2 Installing iSCSI Software Initiator Perform the following steps to install iSCSI Software Initiator in Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2003 environments: Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2008 have the iSCSI Software Initiator already installed, so there are no installation steps.

  • Page 324: Figure C-6: Software Update Installation Wizard Screen (1)

    User Guide Appendix C How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI) 2. The following screen is displayed when installation of the Microsoft iSCSI Software Initiator begins. Click the Next button. Figure C-6: Software Update Installation Wizard Screen (1) Release 6.0...

  • Page 325: Figure C-7: Software Update Installation Wizard Screen (2)

    User Guide Appendix C How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI) 3. After changing the settings as follows, click the Next button.  Select the Initiator Service option.  Select the Software Initiator option.  Deselect the Microsoft MPIO Multipathing Support for iSCSI option. When PathManager is being used, the MPIO function cannot be used.

  • Page 326: Figure C-8: Software Update Installation Wizard Screen (3)

    User Guide Appendix C How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI) 4. If you agree to the terms of the license agreement, select I Agree, and then click the Next button. Figure C-8: Software Update Installation Wizard Screen (3) Release 6.0...

  • Page 327: Figure C-9: Software Update Installation Wizard Screen (4)

    User Guide Appendix C How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI) 5. The following dialog box appears next. No more user input is needed until installation is completed. Figure C-9: Software Update Installation Wizard Screen (4) Release 6.0...

  • Page 328: C.1.3 Installing Nec Storage Pathmanager

    Section I.1: For Windows Application Server for installation procedure. This operation is not necessary if you do not install NEC Storage PathManager. When using PathManager, MPIO function of the iSCSI Software Initiator cannot be used. If the iSCSI Software Initiator has already been installed and MPIO function is set to enabled, you must uninstall the iSCSI Software Initiator.

  • Page 329: C.1.4 Setting Up Iscsi Software Initiator

    The setting method is described in Section 15.3.21: iSMcfg setldsetchap of NEC Storage Manager Command Reference.  Mutual CHAP authentication is also described in NEC Storage Manager Command Reference as Bidirectional CHAP authentication. CHAP authentication is also described in Appendix N: "Retrieve Initiator Information on...

  • Page 330: Figure C-13: Iscsi Initiator Properties (general Tab) Screen

    User Guide Appendix C How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI) 2. If mutual CHAP authentication will be used, click the Secret button.If mutual CHAP authentication will not be used, skip step (3) and move to step (4) below. Figure C-13: iSCSI Initiator Properties (General Tab) Screen Release 6.0...

  • Page 331: Figure C-14: Chap Secret Input Window

    Initiator. This password is also required for settings on the disk array side (see Section: 15.3.21 iSMcfg setldsetchap in the NEC Storage Manager Command Reference), so be sure to write it down so it is not forgotten. 4. Perform the iSCSI Initiator Properties Discovery tab settings using any of the following options: ...

  • Page 332: Figure C-15: Iscsi Initiator Properties (discovery Tab) Screen

    User Guide Appendix C How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI) a. Under the Discovery tab in iSCSI Initiator Properties, click the Add Portal button under Target Portal. Figure C-15: iSCSI Initiator Properties (Discovery Tab) Screen b. Enter the IP address of the disk array host port (iSCSI port) under IP address or DNS name. Make sure the entry is correct, and then click the OK button.

  • Page 333: Figure C-17: Authentication Error Screen

    User Guide Appendix C How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI) c. The following pop-up window may appear, but it does not affect operations. Click the OK button. Figure C-17: Authentication Error Screen d. To make the host port (iSCSI port) on the disk array of a redundant configuration, perform steps (a) to (c) above for each additional host port.

  • Page 334: Figure C-19: Iscsi Initiator Properties (discovery Tab) Screen

    User Guide Appendix C How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI) Settings when using iSNS (Internet Storage Name Service) server  Microsoft iSNS Server must be installed in a Windows server on the same network as the application server.  For detailed description of iSNS server, refer to manuals and other documents provided separately from Microsoft Corporation.

  • Page 335: Figure C-21: Iscsi Initiator Properties (discovery Tab) Screen

    User Guide Appendix C How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI) c. Repeat steps (a) and (b) above for each iSNS server IP address to be registered. When settings are completed, a screen such as the following is displayed. Click the OK button. Example: When two iSNS server IP addresses are registered.

  • Page 336: Figure C-22: Iscsi Initiator Properties (general Tab) Screen

    User Guide Appendix C How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI) e. Click the OK button. Figure C-22: iSCSI Initiator Properties (General Tab) Screen Release 6.0...

  • Page 337: C.2 Iscsi Setup Tool

    Utility. 1. Starting iSCSI Setup Tool Click Start > NEC Storage Manager Agent Utility > iSCSI Setup Tool to start iSCSI Setup Tool. 2. Selecting the target disk array unit Select the serial number of the target disk array unit from the Serial number(S) box.

  • Page 338: Figure C-23: Iscsi Setup Tool - Log On To The Target

    User Guide Appendix C How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI) Figure C-23: iSCSI Setup Tool - Log on to the Target Select a target IP addresses from the list and configure required settings. You can select multiple target IP addresses. When you want to select multiple target IP addresses, select the Multi Path check box.

  • Page 339

    An error may occur and an invalid LD set may be recorded when you complete logon and retry to logon to a disk array system with the same serial number. In this case, delete the invalid LD set using NEC Storage Manager.

  • Page 340: C.3 Checking Connection From Application Server

    User Guide Appendix C How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI) C.3 Checking Connection from Application Server Perform the following steps to connect the application server and disk array in Windows environments. Log on to the target. For details, refer to Section C.3.1: Logon Steps in Windows Environments Confirm that the OS recognizes the logical disk.

  • Page 341: C.3.1 Logon Steps In Windows Environments

    User Guide Appendix C How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI) C.3.1 Logon Steps in Windows Environments Perform the following steps to logon to the target in the windows environment: 1. Click the Refresh under the Targets tab in iSCSI Initiator Properties. Then, the Initiator name (iqn) of the disk array unit will be shown under Targets.

  • Page 342: Figure C-25: Log On To Target Screen

    User Guide Appendix C How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI) Figure C-25: Log On to Target Screen 3. Change the following settings. When finished, click the OK button. Connection settings  Select the Microsoft iSCSI Initiator option from the Local Adapter drop-down menu. ...

  • Page 343: Figure C-26: Advanced Setting (general Tab) Screen

    The Target Secret that is set here is a password that a target uses to authenticate an Initiator. This password is also required for settings on the disk array side (see Section: 15.3.21 iSMcfg setldsetchap in the NEC Storage Manager Command Reference), so be sure to write it down so it is not forgotten.

  • Page 344: Figure C-27: Log On To Target Screen

    User Guide Appendix C How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI) 4. Click the OK button. Figure C-27: Log On to Target Screen Release 6.0...

  • Page 345

    User Guide Appendix C How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI) In the Log On to Target screen, the target for which Automatically restore connection when computer boots has been specified is registered as a Persistent Target in iSCSI Initiator Properties. To change or delete the logon setting for this target, select the iqn of the target to be deleted as a Persistent Target, and after it is deleted go to the Targets tab under iSCSI Initiator Properties to set or change the...

  • Page 346: Figure C-28: Iscsi Initiator Properties (targets Tab) Screen

    User Guide Appendix C How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI) 3. Check that the iqn status of the target disk array unit is shown as Connected (transition from inactive).  When adding registration of host port (iSCSI port) for the disk array (redundant configuration). Click the Log On button.

  • Page 347: Figure C-29: Log On To Target Screen

    User Guide Appendix C How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI) When adding host port registration 4. Change the following setting. When finished, click the Advanced button.  Select the Automatically restore this connection when the system boots option.  Select the Enable multi-path option.

  • Page 348: Figure C-30: Advanced Setting (general Tab) Screen

    The CHAP Secret can be specified as any string of 12 to 16 alphanumeric characters as well as !#$%&’*+~/=?{|}_-. Letters are case-sensitive. For security, password text strings are indicated as dots or other symbols.  Mutual CHAP authentication is also described in NEC Storage Manager Express as Bidirectional CHAP authentication. Release 6.0...

  • Page 349: Figure C-31: Log On To Target Screen

    The Target Secret that is set here is a password that a target uses to authenticate an Initiator. This password is also required for settings on the disk array side (see Section: 15.3.21 iSMcfg setldsetchap in the NEC Storage Manager Command Reference), so be sure to write it down so it is not forgotten.

  • Page 350: Figure C-32: Iscsi Initiator Properties (target Tab) Screen

    User Guide Appendix C How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI) 7. To register additional disk array host ports, click the Log On button, and then perform steps (6) to (8) for each port to be registered. After the host port settings have been registered, click the OK button. Figure C-32: iSCSI Initiator Properties (Target Tab) Screen Release 6.0...

  • Page 351: C.3.2 Confirmation Steps In Windows Environments

    Access Control settings, host bus adapter driver settings, etc. Display example: When four logical disks are assigned to a server. Check the number of Check the number of NEC DISK ARRAY Multi-Path NEC DISK ARRAY Multi-Path Disk Device Disk Device Figure C-33: Computer Management - Device Manager Release 6.0...

  • Page 352: Figure C-34: Computer Management - Disk Management

    User Guide Appendix C How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI) c. Open Disk Management and check the number of logical disks assigned to a server. Check the number Check the number of disks indicated of disks indicated this icons. this icons.

  • Page 353: C.3.3 Check The Pathmanager Settings And Status

    User Guide Appendix C How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI) C.3.3 Check the PathManager Settings and Status When PathManager is not used, it is not necessary to perform this step. After checking the FC cable connection between the application server and disk array unit, restart the server and run the following command from the command prompt.

  • Page 354: D.1 Initializing Application Server

    Appendix D How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI HW Initiator) D.1 Initializing Application Server The target server machines are Express5800/B120d-h, Express5800/B120d, and Express580B110d (as of June 2012). D.1.1 Overview Perform the following steps to initialize the application server in Windows environments. Release 6.0...

  • Page 355: Appendix D How To Set/check Application Server (windows) (iscsi Hw Initiator)

    * If BACS4 has already been installed, skip this step. Install PathManager. For details, refer to Section C.1.3: Installing NEC Storage PathManager. When PathManager will not be used, skip this step. Set up the network to be used by the application server by using BACS4.

  • Page 356: D.1.2 Preparation

    User Guide Appendix D How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI HW Initiator) D.1.2 Preparation 1. Provide IP addresses for an application server Prepare IP addresses to be assigned to the application server as many as the connection ports. In addition, prepare the subnet mask and gateway addresses by asking the network administrator.

  • Page 357: D.1.3 Setting Up Bacs4 (broadcom Advanced Control Suite)

    User Guide Appendix D How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI HW Initiator) D.1.3 Setting up BACS4 (Broadcom Advanced Control Suite 4) 1. Stat Windows, and then activate BACS3 by selecting Start > All Programs > Broadcom > Broadcom Advanced Control 4. Figure D-1: BACS4 Start Screen Release 6.0...

  • Page 358: Figure D-2: Screen Displayed Immediately After Starting Bacs4

    User Guide Appendix D How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI HW Initiator) 2. Open Adapter1 (BMC57810) displayed in the Explorer View window. Figure D-2: Screen Displayed Immediately After Starting BACS4 Release 6.0...

  • Page 359: Figure D-3: Iscsi Adapter - Configuration Tab

    User Guide Appendix D How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI HW Initiator) 3. Select the iSCSI Adapter to which an IP address is set on the Explorer View screen, and then click Edit button displayed on the Configuration tab in the right pane. Figure D-3: iSCSI Adapter - Configuration Tab Release 6.0...

  • Page 360: Figure D-4: Iscsi Ipv4 Configurations Tab

    User Guide Appendix D How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI HW Initiator) 4. Change the settings as follows, and then click the OK button. iSCSI IPv4 Configuration  Select the Disable DHCP option.  Enter an IP address in IP Address. ...

  • Page 361: Figure D-5: Setting Change Confirmation Screen

    User Guide Appendix D How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI HW Initiator) 5. Click the Apply button. Figure D-5: Setting Change Confirmation Screen 6. Click the Yes button. Figure D-6: Warning Message Dialog Box 7. If you need to set an IP address to other ports, repeat steps (3) to (6). Otherwise, the BACS4 settings is complete.

  • Page 362: D.1.4 Setting Up Iscsi Initiator

    User Guide Appendix D How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI HW Initiator) D.1.4 Setting up iSCSI Initiator Perform the following steps to install iSCSI Initiator in Windows Server 2008 R2 environments: 1. Select Start > Administrative Tools, and then start iSCSI Initiator. 2.

  • Page 363: Figure D-8: Iscsi Initiator Properties - Discovery Tab

    User Guide Appendix D How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI HW Initiator) 4. On the Discovery tab of iSCSI Initiator Properties, click the Discover Portal button. Figure D-8: iSCSI Initiator Properties - Discovery Tab Release 6.0...

  • Page 364: Figure D-9: Discover Target Portal Dialog Box

    User Guide Appendix D How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI HW Initiator) 5. Enter the IP address of the disk array host port (iSCSI port) under IP address or DNS name. Make sure that the entered IP address is correct, and then click the Advanced Settings button. Do not change the Port setting “3206.”...

  • Page 365: Figure D-10: Advanced Settings - Local Adapter Setup

    User Guide Appendix D How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI HW Initiator) 6. Select a desired iSCSI Adapter from the Local adapter drop-down list under Connect using on the General tab. iSCSI Adapters that can be set up are displayed in the list. They are managed by tracking number (#xx).

  • Page 366: Figure D-11: Advanced Settings - Initiator Ip Setup

    User Guide Appendix D How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI HW Initiator) 7. From the Initiator IP drop-down list under Connect using on the General tab, select the IP address that you have set up in step (4) of Section D.1.3: Setting up BACS4 (Broadcom Advanced Control Suite 4).

  • Page 367: Figure D-12: Discover Target Portal Dialog Box

    User Guide Appendix D How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI HW Initiator) 8. Click the OK button. Figure D-12: Discover Target Portal Dialog Box If the following dialog box is displayed, click the OK button. Figure D-13: Authorization Failure Dialog Box Release 6.0...

  • Page 368: Figure D-14: Discovery Tab

    User Guide Appendix D How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI HW Initiator) 9. If you want to add more IP addresses to the target portal, repeat steps (3) to (8). 10.The IP addresses that have been set up are displayed under Target portals of the Discovery tab. The following shows the case that two IP addresses are specified for the target portal.

  • Page 369: D.2 Setting Up Iscsi Software Initiator, D.2.1 Overview

    User Guide Appendix D How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI HW Initiator) D.2 Setting up iSCSI Software Initiator Settings for the Windows Server 2008 R2 environment are described below. D.2.1 Overview Perform the following steps to connect the application server and disk array in Windows environments. Confirm that an LD set has been created by iSM.

  • Page 370: D.2.2 Logon Steps In Windows Environments

    User Guide Appendix D How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI HW Initiator) D.2.2 Logon Steps in Windows Environments 1. Click the Refresh under the Targets tab in iSCSI Initiator Properties. Then, the Initiator name (iqn) of the disk array unit will be shown under Discovered targets. Select an iqn and click the Connect button.

  • Page 371: Figure D-16: Connect To Target Dialog Box

    User Guide Appendix D How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI HW Initiator) 2. Change the following settings in the Connect To Target dialog box. When finished, click the Advanced button.  If necessary, select the Add this connection to the list of Favorite Target option. Selecting this option will make the system automatically attempt to restore the connection every time this computer restarts.

  • Page 372: Figure D-17: Advanced Setting - General Tab

    User Guide Appendix D How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI HW Initiator) 3. On the General tab of the Advanced Settings screen, change the following settings. When finished, click the OK button. Settings for Connect using  Select the iSCSI Adapter from the Local adapter drop-down list. ...

  • Page 373

    User Guide Appendix D How to Set/Check Application Server (Windows) (iSCSI HW Initiator) 4. Return to the Connect To Target dialog box, and then click the OK button. 5. Confirm that the status of the target disk array is shown ad Connected on the Targets tab of iSCSI Initiator Properties To make the connection path to the disk array of a redundant configuration, select the Initiator name (iqn) of the disk array again, click the Connect button, and then perform steps (2) to (5) described...

  • Page 374: E.1 Installing Nec Storage Manager Agent Utility, E.1.1 Before Installation

    This section describes how to install the NEC Storage Manager Agent Utility. E.1.1 Before Installation Note the followings before installing the NEC Storage Manager Agent Utility. The following functions become available by installing the NEC Storage Manager Agent Utility. ...

  • Page 375: E.1.2 Installation

    Appendix E How to Set/Check Application Server (Linux) (FC/SAS) E.1.2 Installation Install the NEC Storage Manager Agent Utility by following the procedure below: 1. Log in as a root user. 2. Check that none of the following software has been installed: iSMrpl (ReplicationControl)

  • Page 376: E.2 Collecting/registering Host Information On Application Server, E.2.1 Collecting Host Information By Using File Output

    User Guide Appendix E How to Set/Check Application Server (Linux) (FC/SAS) E.2 Collecting/Registering Host Information on Application Server E.2.1 Collecting Host Information by Using File Output To collect host information by using file output, follow the procedure below. 1. Run host information collection command (iSMcc_hostinfo) Run the host information collection command (iSMcc_hostinfo) from the command line.

  • Page 377: E.2.2 Registering Host Information By Using File Output

    Use file transfer, USB memory or other methods to transfer the host information file to a client. 3. Register the host information by using NEC Storage Manager. On the left pane on the NEC Storage Manager window, click Configuration> Host > Host Information Collection to open the host information registration window.

  • Page 378: Figure E-2: Set Host Information - Select How To Set

    User Guide Appendix E How to Set/Check Application Server (Linux) (FC/SAS) 4. Select host information setting method. Figure E-2: Set Host Information - Select How to Set Select the Update with host information file and click Next. Release 6.0...

  • Page 379: Figure E-3: Set Host Information - Specifying Host Information File

    User Guide Appendix E How to Set/Check Application Server (Linux) (FC/SAS) 5. Specify the host information file. Figure E-3: Set Host Information - Specifying Host Information File a. Click Browse to specify a file in which host information is recorded and click Add. b.

  • Page 380: Figure E-4: Host Information Collection - Completion

    User Guide Appendix E How to Set/Check Application Server (Linux) (FC/SAS) 6. Check the Host information Collection Completion page. Figure E-4: Host Information Collection - Completion The result of setting host information is displayed. Click Finish to close the page. Release 6.0...

  • Page 381: E.3 Checking Connection From Application Server, E.3.1 Confirmation Steps In Linux Environment

    × “No. of access paths from application server to individual logical disks”) and the respective vendor and model names (NEC, DISK ARRAY). If nothing is shown, the OS was unable to recognize logical disks in the disk array assigned to an application server.

  • Page 382

    User Guide Appendix E How to Set/Check Application Server (Linux) (FC/SAS) In the environment where PathManager is installed, in some cases, depending on the Linux kernel version, the logical disks that can be controlled by PathManager are displayed after the logical disks recognized by the OS via the host bus adapter (comprised in the above example of host bus adapter #1 and host bus adapter #2).

  • Page 383: E.3.2 Check The Pathmanager Settings And Status

    : NEC Corporation Summary : PathManager for Linux Description : -------------------------------------------------------------------- The driver (dd_mod,sps_mod,sps_mod2) provides the redundant SCSI-path Kernel Version   NEC iStorage Disk Array System. (B) supported by PathManager This Driver works on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (2.6.x-x.x) Release 6.0...

  • Page 384

    Display example: When two logical disks are assigned to a server, with two access paths per logical disk. # cat /proc/scsi/sps/dda device:/dev/dda disk-info:NEC,DISK ARRAY,xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx,xxxxx device-info:Host:scsi:2 Channel:0 Id:0 Lun:0 Watch:Enable Status:NML LoadBalance:D2 path-info:0 Host:scsi:0 Channel:0 Id:0 Lun:0 Priority:1 Status:ACT path-info:1 Host:scsi:1 Channel:0 Id:0 Lun:0 Priority:2 Status:HOT 3.

  • Page 385: F.1 Initializing Application Server

    Initiator. If the iSCSI-initiator-utils package has already been installed, this step is not necessary. Install PathManager. For details, refer to Section F.1.3: Installing NEC Storage PathManager. When PathManager will not be used, this step is not necessary. This describes how to set up the Open-iSCSI driver and CHAP authentication.

  • Page 386: F.1.1 Preparation

    User Guide Appendix F How to Set/Check Application Server (Linux) (iSCSI) F.1.1 Preparation Perform the following steps to prepare for installation of application server in the Linux environment: 1. Provide IP addresses for an application server Prepare IP addresses to be assigned to the application server as many as the NIC (1000BASE-T or 10GBASE-SR) ports.

  • Page 387: Figure F-1: Unit With Nf53x1-xf21xx (10gbps Iscsi 2port Controllers)

    User Guide Appendix F How to Set/Check Application Server (Linux) (iSCSI) For a sample connection configuration, see Appendix L: "iSCSI Connection Configuration-Examples". The following shows the positions of the host ports. Figure F-1: Unit with NF53x1-xF21xx (10Gbps iSCSI 2port Controllers) Figure F-2: Unit with NF53x1-xF11xx (1Gbps iSCSI 2port Controllers) The following shows an example of a 10-Gbps iSCSI connection (redundant path configuration in combination with PathManager).

  • Page 388: Figure F-3: Configuration Example

    User Guide Appendix F How to Set/Check Application Server (Linux) (iSCSI) Figure F-3: Configuration Example Release 6.0...

  • Page 389: F.1.2 Installing Iscsi Software Initiator, F.1.3 Installing Nec Storage Pathmanager

    (node.d) tables are included. The iSCSI database files are stored in /etc/iscsi/. Install iscsi-initiator-utils package. # yum install iscsi-initiator-utils F.1.3 Installing NEC Storage PathManager Section I.2: For Linux Application Server for installation procedure. This operation is not necessary if you do not install NEC Storage PathManager. Release 6.0...

  • Page 390: F.1.4 Setting Up Iscsi Software Initiator

    User Guide Appendix F How to Set/Check Application Server (Linux) (iSCSI) F.1.4 Setting up iSCSI Software Initiator Perform the following steps to install iSCSI Software Initiator in the Linux environment: Set up Open-iSCSI Driver 1. Run the following command from the console to stop the iSCSI service. # service iscsid stop If the iSCSI service has already been stopped, this step is not necessary.

  • Page 391

    The CHAP Initiator password that is set here is a password that a target uses to authenticate the Initiator. This password is also required for settings on the disk array side (see Section: 15.3.21 iSMcfg setldsetchap in the NEC Storage Manager Command Reference), so be sure to write it down so it is not forgotten.

  • Page 392

    The CHAP Initiator password that is set here is a password that a target uses to authenticate the Initiator. This password is also required for settings on the disk array side (see Section: 15.3.21 iSMcfg setldsetchap in the NEC Storage Manager Command Reference), so be sure to write it down so it is not forgotten.

  • Page 393: F.2 Iscsi Setup Tool

    F.2 iSCSI Setup Tool Run the iSCSI Setup Tool on an application server to configure the iSCSI settings required for the application server. Before starting the following section, you need to install the NEC Storage Manager Agent Utility. See Section D.1.1: Overview for details on how to install the NEC Storage Manager Agent Utility.

  • Page 394

    User Guide Appendix F How to Set/Check Application Server (Linux) (iSCSI) 8. To confirm, enter the password of the CHAP target again. Please enter password again. 9. The IP addresses of the disk array are listed as follows. Enter a list number corresponding to the IP addresses of the disk array.

  • Page 395

    User Guide Appendix F How to Set/Check Application Server (Linux) (iSCSI) Descriptions  In case CHAP authentication is not used, you do not need to supply a password of the CHAP initiator and a password of the CHAP target. When you use CHAP authentication, use the initiator name for the user name of CHAP initiator.

  • Page 396

    User Guide Appendix F How to Set/Check Application Server (Linux) (iSCSI) e. Execute the following commands. iscsiadm -m node --targetname <target name specified in step /a/> -p <target IP addresss succeeded to log on in step /1/> --op update -n node.session.auth.authmethod -v CHAP iscsiadm -m node --targetname <target name specified in step /a/>...

  • Page 397: F.3 Checking Connection From Application Server, F.3.1 Logon Steps In Linux Environment

    (Example)# iscsiadm -m discovery -t sendtargets -p 192.168.10.64:3260 2. Log on to target. # iscsiadm –m node -T <iqn of disk array> -p <IP address of disk array> -l (Example)# iscsiadm –m node –T iqn.2001-03.jp.nec:storage01:ist-m000-sn0000000938209213. wn-0.target0000 -p 192.168.10.64:3260 -l Release 6.0...

  • Page 398: F.3.2 Confirmation Steps In Linux Environment

    Run the following command to check the number of logical disks (No. of logical disks assigned to application server × No. of access paths from application server to individual logical disks) and the respective vendor and model names (NEC, DISK ARRAY). # cat /proc/scsi/scsi If nothing is shown, none of the access paths recognized the logical disks of the disk array unit assigned to the application server.

  • Page 399: F.3.3 Check The Pathmanager Settings And Status

    : NEC Corporation Summary : PathManager for Linux Description : --------------------------------------------------------------------- The driver (dd_mod,sps_mod,sps_mod2) provides the redundant SCSI-path Kernel Version NEC iStorage Disk Array System. (B) supported by PathManager This Driver works on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (2.6.x-x.x) Release 6.0...

  • Page 400

    Display example: When two logical disks are assigned to a server, with two access paths per logical disk. # cat /proc/scsi/sps/dda device:/dev/dda disk-info:NEC,DISK ARRAY,xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx,xxxxx device-info:Host:scsi:2 Channel:0 Id:0 Lun:0 Watch:Enable Status:NML LoadBalance:D2 path-info:0 Host:scsi:0 Channel:0 Id:0 Lun:0 Priority:1 Status:ACT path-info:1 Host:scsi:1 Channel:0 Id:0 Lun:0 Priority:2 Status:HOT 3.

  • Page 401: Appendix G How To Set/check Application Server (vmware) (fc)

    Appendix G How to Set/Check Application Server (VMware) (FC) When the disk array is configured for the FC connection, an application server in the VMware environment is set and checked by using the VMware standard function. For details on how to use VMware functions, see the documents issued by VMware Inc.

  • Page 402: H.1 Initializing Application Server

    Appendix H How to Set/Check Application Server (VMware) (iSCSI) This appendix provides the steps you should follow while setting or checking an application server in the VMware environment, when the disk array is configured for the iSCSI connection. H.1 Initializing Application Server Perform the following steps to initialize the application server in the VMware environment.

  • Page 403: H.1.1 Preparation

    User Guide Appendix H How to Set/Check Application Server (VMware) (iSCSI) H.1.1 Preparation Perform the following steps to prepare for installation of application server in the VMware environment: 1. Provide IP addresses for an application server Prepare IP addresses to be assigned to the application server as per the no. of NIC (1000BASE-T or 10GBASE-SR) ports.

  • Page 404: Figure H-1: Unit With Nf53x1-xf21xx (10gbps Iscsi 2port Controllers)

    User Guide Appendix H How to Set/Check Application Server (VMware) (iSCSI) For a sample connection configuration, see Appendix L: "iSCSI Connection Configuration-Examples". The following shows the positions of the host ports. Figure H-1: Unit with NF53x1-xF21xx (10Gbps iSCSI 2port Controllers) Figure H-2: Unit with NF53x1-xF11xx (1Gbps iSCSI 2port Controllers) The following shows an example of a 10-Gbps iSCSI connection (redundant path configuration in combination with PathManager).

  • Page 405: Figure H-3: Configuration Example

    User Guide Appendix H How to Set/Check Application Server (VMware) (iSCSI) Figure H-3: Configuration Example 6. For the basic requirements when using iSCSI storage for ESX Server systems other than the above, refer to the OS Manual or to information provided on the Web and so on. 7.

  • Page 406: H.1.2 Creating Vmkernel Port

    User Guide Appendix H How to Set/Check Application Server (VMware) (iSCSI) H.1.2 Creating VMKernel Port The following operations must be performed before configuring iSCSI storage.  Create a VMKernel port for iSCSI Software Initiator.  Connect the service console to an iSCSI network (only when with ESX Server 3). Create a VMKernel port for iSCSI Software Initiator 1.

  • Page 407: Figure H-5: Add Network Wizard Screen (1)

    User Guide Appendix H How to Set/Check Application Server (VMware) (iSCSI) 4. Select VMKernel in the Connection Type screen of the Add Network Wizard, and then click the Next button. With ESX Server 3i, the Service Console option is not shown in the wizard screen. Figure H-5: Add Network Wizard Screen (1) 5.

  • Page 408: Figure H-7: Add Network Wizard Screen (3)

    User Guide Appendix H How to Set/Check Application Server (VMware) (iSCSI) 6. Under Port Group Properties in the VMKernel: connection setup screen of the Add Network Wizard, select or type a network label and VLAN ID. For the IP setting, enter the IP address and subnet mask.

  • Page 409: Figure H-9: Dns And Routing Configuration Screen

    User Guide Appendix H How to Set/Check Application Server (VMware) (iSCSI) 8. Set the IP address of each gateway corresponding to the "routing" service consoles and VMkernel in the DNS and Routing Configuration screen. After completing the settings, click the OK button. Figure H-9: DNS and Routing Configuration Screen 9.

  • Page 410: Figure H-10: Add Network Wizard Screen (4)

    User Guide Appendix H How to Set/Check Application Server (VMware) (iSCSI) Connect the service console to an iSCSI network (only when with ESX Server 3) After creating a VMKernel port for iSCSI Software Initiator, connect a service console with the same vSwitch as for the target VMKernel port.

  • Page 411: Figure H-11: Add Network Wizard Screen (5)

    User Guide Appendix H How to Set/Check Application Server (VMware) (iSCSI) 6. On the Service Console: Connection Settings screen of the Add Network Wizard, enter a Network label to identify the port group that was created under Port Group Properties. Select either Automatically retrieve IP settings or Use the following IP setting.

  • Page 412: H.1.3 Setting Up Software Iscsi Initiator

    User Guide Appendix H How to Set/Check Application Server (VMware) (iSCSI) H.1.3 Setting up Software iSCSI Initiator To configure Software iSCSI Initiator, activate Initiator and then set the target address for Initiator. This section describes the parameter settings related to CHAP authentication. Activate Software iSCSI Initiator Activate software iSCSI Initiator, so that ESX Server can be used.

  • Page 413: Figure H-15: General Properties Screen

    User Guide Appendix H How to Set/Check Application Server (VMware) (iSCSI) 5. Select the Enabled check box under Status in the General Properties screen. After completing the settings, click the OK button. Figure H-15: General Properties Screen Set up detection address Set the target detection address so that the software Initiator is able to designate access-enabled storage resources on the network.

  • Page 414: Figure H-17: Add Target Sending Server Screen

    User Guide Appendix H How to Set/Check Application Server (VMware) (iSCSI) 2. Enter the IP address of the server to be used as the target sending iSCSI server. After completing the settings, click the OK button. Figure H-17: Add Target Sending Server Screen Release 6.0...

  • Page 415: Figure H-18: Chap Authentication Tab In Iscsi Initiator Properties Screen

    User Guide Appendix H How to Set/Check Application Server (VMware) (iSCSI) CHAP Parameter Settings If CHAP authentication will not be used, this step is not necessary. For description of CHAP authentication, refer to Appendix N: "Retrieve Initiator Information on Application Servers Registered with iSNS Server".

  • Page 416: Figure H-19: Chap Authentication Screen

    The CHAP Secret that is set here is a password that a target uses to authenticate the Initiator. This password is also required for settings on the disk array side (see Section: 15.3.21 iSMcfg setldsetchap in the NEC Storage Manager Command Reference), so be sure to write it down so it is not forgotten.

  • Page 417: H.2 Checking Connection From Application Server

    User Guide Appendix H How to Set/Check Application Server (VMware) (iSCSI) H.2 Checking Connection from Application Server Perform the following steps to connect the application server and disk array unit in a VMware environment. After executing a rescan, make sure that a list of available adapters is shown by the software iSCSI Initiator used to access software- activated iSCSI storage disk array units.

  • Page 418: H.2.1 Executing Rescan

    User Guide Appendix H How to Set/Check Application Server (VMware) (iSCSI) H.2.1 Executing Rescan Perform the following steps: 1. Use VI Client to select a server, then select Storage Adapter as the configuration hardware setting. 2. Click Rescan under Storage Adapter. Select an available software Initiator from displayed list of available iSCSI software adapters.

  • Page 419: Figure H-22: General Tab In Iscsi Initiator Properties Screen

    User Guide Appendix H How to Set/Check Application Server (VMware) (iSCSI) 4. Properties that can be added are shown under the General tab of the iSCSI Initiator Properties screen. The software Initiator configuration and default properties can be changed. Figure H-22: General Tab in iSCSI Initiator Properties Screen Release 6.0...

  • Page 420: H.2.2 Setting Up A Data Store

    User Guide Appendix H How to Set/Check Application Server (VMware) (iSCSI) H.2.2 Setting up a Data Store Create a data store for a software-activated iSCSI storage device. After creating it, execute a rescan. Disk/LUN from the ESX Server system can be used. 1.

  • Page 421: Figure H-24: Add Storage Wizard Screen (2)

    User Guide Appendix H How to Set/Check Application Server (VMware) (iSCSI) 4. Select the iSCSI device to be used for the data store, and then click the Next button. Figure H-24: Add Storage Wizard Screen (2) 5. Current disk layout is displayed. Check the current disk array layout. If there are no problems with the settings, click the Next button.

  • Page 422: Figure H-25: Add Storage Wizard Screen (3)

    User Guide Appendix H How to Set/Check Application Server (VMware) (iSCSI) 7. Adjust the file system values and area to be used for data store. The default settings is to set the storage device for all empty areas. After completing the settings, click Next. Figure H-25: Add Storage Wizard Screen (3) 8.

  • Page 423: H.2.3 Confirmation Using Guest Os

    Run the following command to check the number of logical disks (No. of logical disks assigned to application server × No. of access paths from application server to individual logical disks) and the respective vendor and model names (NEC, DISK ARRAY). # cat /proc/scsi/scsi...

  • Page 424: Appendix I Installing Nec Storage Pathmanager, I.1 For Windows Application Server

    Appendix I Installing NEC Storage PathManager This appendix provides the steps you should follow while installing the NEC Storage PathManager (hereinafter referred to as PathManager) in a Windows or Linux application server. I.1 For Windows Application Server Use the setup CD-ROM and follow the steps below to install PathManager in a Windows application server: 1.

  • Page 425: Figure I-2: Storage Pathmanager Installshield Wizard - Welcome Page 1

    User Guide Appendix I Installing NEC Storage PathManager The following message may appear when the installation is performed by any user other than OS-built-in-administrator. When you see this message, click Continue. 4. The setup program for PathManager starts. Depending on the server status, either of the following two message is shown: ...

  • Page 426: Figure I-3: Storage Pathmanager Installshield Wizard - Welcome Page 2

    User Guide Appendix I Installing NEC Storage PathManager  If the same version of PathManager has already been installed, the maintenance page is shown. Click Cancel to finish the installation. Figure I-3: Storage PathManager InstallShield Wizard - Welcome Page 2...

  • Page 427: Figure I-4: Storage Pathmanager Installshield Wizard - Ready To Install The Program

    User Guide Appendix I Installing NEC Storage PathManager 5. When the Ready to Install the Program page is shown, click Install to start the installation. Figure I-4: Storage PathManager InstallShield Wizard - Ready to Install the Program Release 6.0...

  • Page 428: Figure I-5: Storage Pathmanager Installshield Wizard - Completed

    User Guide Appendix I Installing NEC Storage PathManager 6. When the InstallShiled Wizard Completed page is shown, click Finish. Figure I-5: Storage PathManager InstallShield Wizard - Completed 7. When the following message asking for restart is shown, click Yes to restart the server.

  • Page 429: I.2 For Linux Application Server

    User Guide Appendix I Installing NEC Storage PathManager I.2 For Linux Application Server Perform the following steps to install PathManager in a Linux application server: 1. Navigate to the mount directory. (For auto mount, the user is navigated to the auto mount directory.) # cd /media/cdrom 2.

  • Page 430

    3. When the installation is completed successfully, the message, sps Install Completed (shaded area) is reported. If this message is not shown, it indicates the installation has failed, in which case, see NEC Storage Software NEC Storage PathManager for Linux User's Manual for information and actions to be taken.

  • Page 431: Appendix J Led Inspection Checksheet, J.1 Disk Array Unit

    Appendix J LED Inspection Checksheet If you cannot monitor status using NEC Storage Manager, the LEDs in the unit can be used to check on LED status. If errors are detected, report the status indicated with an underline and the differing LED status to expedite the identification of the abnormality source and the arrangements for its repair.

  • Page 432: J.2 Disk Enclosure

    User Guide Appendix J LED Inspection Checksheet Table J-2: Disk Array Unit - Back (Contd.) CONT0 (1) READY LED (Green) On · Blinking · 1-sec. On 1-sec. off · Off (2) FAULT LED (Orange) On · Blinking · 1-sec. On 1-sec. off · Off (3) ID LED (Blue) On ·...

  • Page 433

    User Guide Appendix J LED Inspection Checksheet Table J-4: Disk Enclosure - Back (1) INPUT GOOD LED (Green) On · Off (2) FAULT LED (Orange) On · Off (3) SERVICE ACTION LED (Blue) On · Off (4) DC GOOD LED (Green) On ·...

  • Page 434

     Microsoft Software Initiator is installed When monitoring internal disks in the NEC Server by using Microsoft Software Initiator and Storage monitoring function (ESMStorageService), use Windows Server 2008 or later. b. Available initiator name at Storage Manager is as follows.

  • Page 435: Appendix K Notes-using Iscsi Supported Disk Array Unit

    User Guide Appendix K Notes-Using iSCSI Supported Disk Array Unit c. Following message may be written to syslog, when using Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This does not affect the operation. iscsid: received iferror -22 iscsid: received iferror -38 d. Following message may appear when performing discovery at each OS to detect the disk array unit. This does not affect the operation.

  • Page 436: Appendix L Iscsi Connection Configuration-examples, L.1 Connection Between Application Server And Lan

    Appendix L iSCSI Connection Configuration-Examples This appendix provides examples of iSCSI connection configuration. L.1 Connection Between Application Server and LAN iSCSI network supports only independent configuration of public LANs (intranet). Shared-storage configurations are not supported (but are enabled when using a VLAN) so that eliminating disturbances and establishing a stable network connection prevent job I/O operations from being interfered with.

  • Page 437: L.2 Connection Between Management Server And Lan

    L.2 Connection Between Management Server and LAN iSCSI networks and management networks can be interconnected in either separate or shared configurations. However, note with caution that NEC Storage connections cannot be made using iHP0/1 (iSCSI port). 1. Direct Connection Configuration Separate from application server (recommended) Figure L-2: Connection Between Management Server and LAN - Direct Configuration Release 6.0...

  • Page 438: Figure L-3: Connection Between Management Server And Lan - Switch Configuration

    2. Management network and Shared iSCSI network server configuration configuration Figure L-3: Connection Between Management Server and LAN - Switch Configuration 3. Non-Supported Connection Configurations (NEC Storage Manager connection using iSCSI port) Figure L-4: Connection Between Management Server and LAN - Non-Supported Configuration Release 6.0...

  • Page 439

    Appendix M Script for Reporting Information Registered with iSNS Server If large volume of information on initiators and targets is registered with iSNS Server, information displayed by the isnscli ListAllNodesWithDetails command becomes large and makes identifying initiator names difficult. You can use a vbs script to quickly perform identification and to report only information required to identify initiator names.

  • Page 440

    2. Transfer the saved initiator information. Transfer the initiator information saved in a file by using a function such as file transfer to the PC where NEC Storage Manager Client (Web GUI) is used. 3. Configure the iSCSI of the disk array.

  • Page 441: Appendix N Retrieve Initiator Information On Application Servers Registered With Isns Server

    The alias of the initiator Alias: [server2] PG iSCSI Name: [iqn.1994-05.com.redhat:41139fb1987e] PG Portal IP address: 172.16.11.101 PG Portal port: 58367 PGT: 1 iqn.2001-03.jp.nec:storage01:ist-3-10-sn-0000000010000032.wn-server1.ta rget0000 Entity Identifier: [iqn.2001-03.jp.nec:storage01:ist-3-10-sn-0000000010000032] Entity Registration Period: 900 Portal IP address: 172.168.1.111 Portal port: 3260 Release 6.0...

  • Page 442

    User Guide Appendix N Retrieve Initiator Information on Application Servers Registered with iSNS Server Portal IP address: 172.168.2.113 Portal port: 3260 iSCSI Name: [iqn.2001-03.jp.nec:storage01:ist-3-10-sn-0000000010000032. wn-server1.target0000] iSCSI node type: Target Alias: [wn-server1] PG iSCSI Name: [iqn.2001-03.jp.nec:storage01:ist-3-10-sn-0000000010000032. wn-server1.target0000] PG Portal IP address: 172.168.1.111...

  • Page 443: Appendix O Chap Authentication, O.1 General, O.2 Constraints On Secrets, O.3 Description Of Operation Modes

    Appendix O CHAP Authentication Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) is an authentication method. This appendix describes the CHAP authentication and its settings. O.1 General A random text string called a “challenge” is sent from the server to the client, and the client uses it as the basis for encrypting its own “Secret”...

  • Page 444: O.5 Correspondence Between Microsoft Iscsi Software Initiator Secret Setting And Ismcli

    User Guide Appendix O CHAP Authentication O.5 Correspondence between Microsoft iSCSI Software Initiator Secret Setting and iSMCLI 1. CHAP authentication for Initiator <Microsoft iSCSI Software Initiator> iSCSI Initiator Properties "target"  Log on  Log on to target  Advanced Settings (General tab) screen Figure O-1: iSCSI Initiator Authentication Setting (General Tab) Screen iSMCLI iSMcfg setldsetchap -ldsetname ldset name -initiatorpwd CHAP Secret for...

  • Page 445: Figure O-2: Iscsi Initiator (general Tab) Screen

    User Guide Appendix O CHAP Authentication Figure O-2: iSCSI Initiator (General Tab) Screen Click Secret to view the iSCSI Initiator window. Figure O-3: iSCSI Initiator CHAP Secret Input Window iSMCLI iSMcfg setldsetchap -ldsetname ldset name -initiatorpwd CHAP Secret for Initiator -targetpwd bidirectional CHAP Secret Release 6.0...

  • Page 446: Glossary

    Glossary AccessControl A program product ensuring security for a disk array, which is shared among multiple servers. It determines if access to logical disks in the disk array is permitted from the application server. ActiveX controls ActiveX controls are software modules based on Microsoft's Component Object Model (COM) architecture.

  • Page 447

    User Guide Glossary Battery Backup Unit. Cache Cache is a high speed memory component implemented at the controller level that temporarily holds data so that any subsequent access to that data is faster. If requested data is contained in the cache, this request can be served by simply reading the cache, which is faster.

  • Page 448

    User Guide Glossary Dummy carrier An exclusive tray used for an uninstalled hard disk drive. A dummy carrier fills the slot for hard disk drives. Duplex Duplex settings specify whether or not two devices can communicate in both directions simultaneously. Duplex mode can be half duplex or full duplex. Half duplex allows communication in both directions, but only one direction at a time.

  • Page 449

    User Guide Glossary Host connection port A port at the disk array controller, which is used to connect to application server. Host information file This file stores the host (application server) related information like host name, OS identification information, and Host Bus Adapter (HBA) information. A common connection point for devices in a network to form a single network segment.

  • Page 450

    Logical disk(s) are created from the pool using Storage Manager. Also, see Pool. Management server A server that runs the NEC Storage Manager Suite for centralized configuration and management of multiple disk arrays, including the old D/S series, connected through a LAN.

  • Page 451

    User Guide Glossary Persistent Target iSCSI targets to which the iSCSI initiator reconnects whenever the computer is rebooted so that the initiator always appear to be connected to the target. Physical Disk A disk, which provides storage capacity and exists as a physical entity. It can be of different type such as SAS, SATA, and SSD.

  • Page 452

    User Guide Glossary Revolutions Per Minute It measures the number of times a disk revolve in a minute. It determines the speed of data access on the disk drive. The higher RPM value specifies the higher data access speed. Revolutions Per Minute.

  • Page 453

    User Guide Glossary Solid State Drive. Storage Area Network A storage architecture that connects storage devices such as disk arrays and servers across the network for enhanced reliability, scalability, and performance. Straight cable This cable is used to connect different types of devices. A straight cable can be used to connect the computer to a hub or a switch.

  • Page 454

    User Guide Glossary World Wide Port Name World Wide Port Name is a World Wide Name (WWN) assigned to the Fibre Channel (FC) port. It is equivalent to the MAC address in Ethernet protocol and is a unique identifier in the network. World Wide Name.

  • Page 455: Index

    Controller (CONT) 48 Insert a new battery 258 Customer Support 303 Remove the battery 257 BBU 257 Before Starting NEC Storage Manager Client 93 Bind Hot Spare FC 127, 149, 208, 227 Data replication function 60 iSCSI 169, 193 DIMM...

  • Page 456

    ESMPRO/AC 57 Disk Drives 76 Example iSCSI Software Initiator 323, 389 iSCSI Connection Configuration 436 NEC Storage Manager Agent Utility 121, 307, LAN Cable Connection 83 Recommended Configuration 88 NEC Storage PathManager 328, 389, 424 Network Setting Tool 99 Optional Parts 244...

  • Page 457

    NEC Storage Manager Express 32, 87 Rail 70 NEC Storage Manager Suite 32, 87 Attaching to Front Pole 71 NEC Storage PathManager 68, 292, 294, 328, 389, Attaching to Rear Pole 70, 71 Ready LED 59 Linux 429 RemoteDataReplication 60...

  • Page 458

    Troubleshooting Device Conditions 271 IP Setting Tool Errors 277 iSCSI Setup Tool Errors 286 NEC Storage Manager Errors 278 NEC Storage PathManager (Linux) Errors 294 NEC Storage PathManager (Windows) Errors Unlock License FC 137, 218 iSCSI 178 UPS 57, 58...

  • Page 459

    NEC Corporation, 7-1, Shiba 5-chome Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-8001, Japan URL: http://www.necstorage.com/...

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