Dell™ PowerEdge™ M1000e Systems Configuration Guide...
Dell™ PowerEdge™ M1000e Systems Configuration Guide...
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About Your System System Overview Your system can include up to 16 half-height blades (server modules), eight full-height blades, or a mixture of the two blade types (see Figure 1-1, Figure 1-2, and Figure 1-3). To function as a system, a blade is inserted into a enclosure (chassis) that supports power supplies, fan modules, a Chassis Management Controller (CMC) module, and at least one I/O module for external network connectivity.
System Control Panel Features Figure 1-4 shows the control panel features on the M1000e enclosure front panel. Figure 1-4. Control Panel Features USB port (mouse only) USB port (keyboard only) video connector system power button system power indicator NOTE: The USB and video ports are functional only if an optional iKVM module is installed.
LCD Module The LCD module provides an initial configuration/deployment wizard, as well as access to infrastructure and blade information and error reporting. See Figure 1-5. Figure 1-5. LCD Module LCD screen scroll buttons (4) selection ("check") button Configuration Guide...
LCD Module Menus Main Menu The Main Menu options include links to the Server Menu, the Enclosure Menu, and the LCD Setup Menu. LCD Setup Menu You can change the default language and startup screen for the LCD menu screens using this menu. Server Menu From the Server Menu dialog box, you can highlight each blade in the enclosure using the arrow keys, and view its status.
Back-Panel Features The back of the M1000e enclosure supports six I/O modules, one or two CMC modules, an optional iKVM module, nine fan modules, and six power supply modules. Figure 1-6 shows a fully configured enclosure. Figure 1-6. Back-Panel Features fan modules (9) primary CMC module I/O modules (6)
Figure 1-7. Front Panel Features - PowerEdge M600 and M605 blade handle release button hard drives (2) blade status/identification indicator USB connectors (2) blade power button blade power indicator Configuration Guide...
Figure 1-8. Front Panel Features - PowerEdge M905 and M805 blade handle release button hard drives (2) blade status/identification indicator USB connectors (3) blade power button blade power indicator Configuration Guide...
CMC Module Figure 1-9. CMC Module Features Ethernet connector Gb1 Ethernet connector STK (used for daisy-chaining CMCs in separate enclosures) link indicator (2) activity indicator (2) DB-9 serial connector for local optional secondary CMC (CMC 2) configuration primary CMC (CMC 1) amber fault indicator blue status/identification indicator power indicator...
CMC Daisy Chaining (Enclosure Stacking) CMC daisy chaining can be utilized to minimize the number of network connections required for chassis (enclosure) management, such that only one or two network connections (depending on whether or not redundant CMCs are installled) are needed for up to four M1000e enclosures. Cabling Guidelines Follow these guidelines to daisy chain CMC modules from enclosure to enclosure:...
Figure 1-10. CMC Daisy-Chaining – Enclosure With Redundant CMC Modules Management network segment CMC1 – cable from connector Gb1 to network CMC2 – cable from connector Gb1 to network Configuration Guide...
NOTE: The iKVM USB ports do not support storage devices. – RJ-45 ACI port for tiering with Dell and Avocent analog KVM and KVM over IP switches with ARI ports. NOTE: Although the ACI port is an RJ-45 connector and uses Cat5 (or better) cabling, it is not an Ethernet network interface port.
Figure 1-11 shows the external features of the iKVM module. Figure 1-11. Avocent iKVM Switch Module identification indicator status indicator ACI port for tiering connection USB connectors (2) for keyboard only and mouse video connector NOTICE: Do not connect the ACI port to a LAN device such as a network hub.
Initial System Configuration Before You Begin Power Requirements NOTICE: The enclosure power supplies must be connected to a Type B or permanently-connected PDU, not directly to an electrical outlet. The power supplies require a 200–240 V power source. Network Information If your network uses static addressing, you will need the IP address, subnet mask, and gateway to configure the CMC and other modules in the enclosure.
4 Press the power button on the enclosure control panel. See Figure 1-4. 5 Configure the CMC network settings. The LCD Configuration Wizard allows you to quickly configure the CMC and iDRAC management interfaces and on the network, so you can then manage the enclosure remotely.
Configuring the CMC Network Settings Using the LCD Configuration Wizard When you first start up your system, the screen on the LCD module will direct you to configure the CMC network settings. NOTE: The option to configure the server using the LCD Configuration Wizard is only available until the CMC is connected to the network or the default password is changed.
4 If desired, configure the iDRAC network setting for DHCP mode. NOTE: You cannot set a static IP address for the iDRAC using the LCD Configuration Wizard. See "Configuring iDRAC Networking Using the Web- Based Interface" on page 27. 5 Review the settings on the Network Summary screen. –...
3 Configure the CMC network settings: – To set a static IP address, type setniccfg -s<IP address><network mask><gateway> and press <Enter>. Use the appropriate settings for your network. To configure the CMC to obtain an IP address using DHCP , type –...
NOTE: For added security, Dell strongly recommends that you change the default password of the root (User 1) account. The root account is the default administrative account that ships with the CMC. To change the default password for the root account, click User ID 1 to open the User Configuration page.
3 Click the Network/Security tab, and then click the Users sub-tab. The Users page appears, listing each user’s user ID, login state, user name, and CMC privilege, including those of the root user. User IDs available for configuration will have no user information displayed. 4 Click an available user ID number.
5 Enable or disable IPMI over LAN by checking the or unchecking the checkbox next to the server beneath the Enable IPMI over LAN heading. 6 Enable or disable DHCP for the iDRAC by checking or unchecking the checkbox next to the server under the DHCP Enabled heading. 7 If DHCP is disabled, enter the static IP address, netmask, and default gateway for the iDRAC.
NOTE: To perform power management actions, you must have Chassis Control Administrator privileges. 1 Log in to the CMC Web-based interface. 2 Select Chassis in the system tree. 3 Click the Power Management tab. The Power Budget Status page displays. 4 Click the Configuration sub-tab.
CMC in the left slot as primary. Downloading the CMC Firmware Before beginning the firmware update, download the latest firmware version from the Dell Support website, and save it to your local system. The following software components are included with your CMC firmware package: •...
2 Type: racadm fwupdate -g -u -a <TFTP server IP address> -d <filepath> -m <cmc-active|cmc-standby> See the latest Dell Chassis Management Controller User's Guide at support.dell.com for complete instructions on how to configure and operate the CMC module. Configuring the Optional iKVM Switch Module...
Tiering the Avocent iKVM Switch From an Analog KVM Switch The Avocent iKVM switch can be tiered from analog KVM switches such as the Dell 2160AS and 180AS, as well as many Avocent analog KVM switches. Many switches may be tiered without the need for a Server Interface Pod (SIP) (see Table 2-2).
The iKVM module may also be tiered from a digital KVM switch such as the Dell 2161DS-2 or 4161DS, or a supported Avocent digital KVM switch. Many switches may be tiered without the need for a SIP (see Table 2-3).
Avocent DSR 1024 Avocent USB SIP (DSRIQ-USB) required with Cat 5 cable To tier the iKVM module from a Dell 2161DS, 180AS, or 2160AS console switch: • If the switch does not require a SIP to connect to the iKVM (see Table 2-3), connect a Cat5 (or newer) cable to the RJ-45 ACI port on the iKVM module.
To access the dialog box: Main Press <Print Screen> to launch the OSCAR interface. The dialog box Main appears. If a password has been assigned, the Password dialog box appears. Type your password and click OK. The dialog box appears. Main Resynchronizing the Server List at the Remote Client Workstation Once the iKVM module is connected, the blades appear in OSCAR.
If you purchase FlexAddress at a later date, you must install the SD feature card using the instructions in the CMC Secure Digital (SD) Card Technical Specification document. See support.dell.com for this document. For complete information on using the FlexAddress feature, click the Help link in the CMC Web interface, or review the "Using FlexAddress"...
Configuring the I/O Modules Overview The M1000e enclosure supports three redundant I/O fabrics, selectable between combinations of Ethernet and Fibre Channel modules. (Additional fabrics including Infiniband will be supported in the future.) You can install up to six hot-swappable I/O modules in the enclosure, including Fibre Channel switches, Fibre Channel pass-throughs, Ethernet switches, and Ethernet pass- through modules.
Fabric A Fabric A is a redundant Gb Ethernet fabric, supporting I/O module slots A1 and A2. The integrated Ethernet controllers in each blade dictate Fabric A as an Ethernet-only fabric. NOTICE: Modules designed for Fabric B or Fabric C cannot be installed in slots A1 or A2.
Before You Begin Network Information You can configure your I/O switch modules using the CMC, as outlined in "Configuring a Switch Module Network Ethernet Port Using the Web-Based Interface" on page 39 (the default IP address for the CMC is 192.168.0.120), through the CMC CLI via serial console redirection, direct access to the I/O module’s serial port (if supported), or using the I/O module’s default IP address (if supported).
4 Configure the switch for integration into your network. – Select DHCP Mode Enabled if your network uses a DHCP server to assign IP addresses. – If your network uses static IP addressing, enter an IP address, subnet mask and gateway. 5 When you have finished, click Apply.
Figure 3-2. Cisco SFS M7000e Infiniband Switch Module Features Infiniband ports (8) port status indicator (8) diagnostic status indicator power indicator Configuration Guide...
PowerConnect M6220 Ethernet Switch Module The PowerConnect M6220 Ethernet switch module includes four external 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet connectors and one USB type A form factor serial connector. See Figure 3-3. Figure 3-3. PowerConnect M6220 Ethernet Switch Module Features optional module (2) (dual 10 Gb standard 10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet Ethernet uplink module shown) connectors (4)
Two option bays support the following three module options: • A resilient stacking module with 2 x 24 Gb stacking ports • A 10 Gb Ethernet module with two 10 Gb optical XFP connectors • 10 Gb Ethernet module with two copper CX4 uplinks Cisco Ethernet Switch Your system supports three Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch (CBS) versions: •...
Figure 3-4. Cisco Ethernet Switch Module Features stacking port connectors (not 10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet enabled in CBS 3032) connectors (4) option bays (2) Cisco status indicators mode button console port for switch management power indicator status/identification indicator For additional information about the Cisco CBS Ethernet switch modules, see the documentation that shipped with the module.
Brocade M4424 SAN I/O Module The Brocade M4424 SAN I/O module includes eight external autosensing Fibre Channel ports (four ports are enabled in the standard configuration and four additional ports may be enabled as an optional upgrade), 16 internal ports, and one serial port with an RJ-45 connector. The external Fibre Channel ports operate at 1 Gb/sec, 2 Gb/sec, or 4 Gb/sec.
Figure 3-5. Brocade M4424 SAN I/O Module Features Fibre Channel port (8) Fibre Channel port status indicator (8) Fibre Channel port speed serial port (RJ-45 connector) indicator (8) module status indicator power indicator status/identification indicator Configuration Guide...
Pass-through Modules Ethernet Pass-through Module The Ethernet pass-through module supports 10/100/1000 Mb connections, and provides a direct connection between the optional internal Ethernet mezzanine card in the blade or the integrated LOMs in the blade, and an external Ethernet device (see Figure 3-6). The Ethernet pass-through modules are hot-pluggable and may be installed in any of the three fabrics.
Figure 3-6. Ethernet Pass-through Module Features activity indicator (16) link indicator (16) RJ45 Ethernet connector (16) power indicator status/identification indicator NOTE: Connectors on the Ethernet pass-through module correspond directly to the blade number. For example, blade 5 is connected to port 5 on the Ethernet pass- through module.
Fibre Channel Pass-through Module The Fibre Channel pass-through module provides a bypass connection between a Fibre Channel mezzanine card in the blade and optical transceivers for direct connection into a Fibre Channel switch or a storage array (see Figure 3-7). The 16 pass-through ports on this module can negotiate speeds of 1-, 2-, or 4-Gbps.
Figure 3-7. Fibre Channel Pass-through Module Features SFP Fibre Channel connector (16) Fibre Channel green/amber indicators (two per port) power indicator status/identification indicator Configuration Guide...
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