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NEC Storage AccessControl ............3-3 NEC Storage PerformanceMonitor........... 3-3 NEC Storage ReplicationControl............3-4 NEC Storage ReplicationControl SQL Option ........3-4 System Configuration of NEC Storage Manager ....4-1 Overview..................4-2 Software..................4-4 NEC Storage BaseProduct ............4-5 NEC Storage Manager..............4-5 Hardware..................
Basic Functions of NEC Storage Manager........5-5 Configuration Display..............5-5 State Monitoring ................ 5-5 Nickname Setting............... 5-6 Fault Monitoring................ 5-6 Log Output ................5-6 Event Link ................. 5-6 Extended Functions of NEC Storage Manager........5-7 NEC Storage AccessControl............5-7 NEC Storage PathManager............5-8 NEC Storage PerformanceMonitor ..........
Using This Guide This Quick Reference Guide gives an overview of the various software programs that can be used to manage your disk array. Its goal is to help you complete your installation successfully and become familiar with the documentation included on the SAN STORAGE BUILDER CD- ROM that is shipped with your disk array unit.
Installing the System Follow the instructions contained in Chapter 2 “Setting Up the System” of your User’s Guide to unpack and install your NEC Storage S1300 or S2300. Options ordered with your NEC Storage disk array unit are already installed. If you have additional software or licenses for your NEC Storage disk array unit, follow the installation procedures described in the relevant user’s manuals, plus installation inserts and vendor...
Install 2 power cords between the input receptacles on the power supply cages and AC wall outlets. The figure below shows an NEC Storage S1300 configured with the optional redundant controller seating on the left. In this case, 2 Fibre Channel cables must be used to connect the NEC Storage S1300.
Install power cords between the input receptacles on the rear of the units and AC wall outlets. The figure below shows how to connect an NEC Storage S2300 disk array unit to a host system and to an additional disk enclosure (D).
Your NEC Storage S1300 or S2300 is shipped with the SAN STORAGE BUILDER CD-ROM containing all the documentation necessary to use your disk array unit. This chapter lists all the manuals included on the SAN STORAGE BUILDER CD-ROM. Refer to these manuals (PDF files) as needed.
Section A, “Installing and Setting NEC Storage Manager”, explains how to install NEC Storage Manager and make basic settings. Refer to Section A to: Install NEC Storage Manager on a server and on a client. ð Use the following basic features of NEC Storage ð...
This manual contains instructions for using optional software programs. It is composed of five sections. • Section A, “NEC Storage PathManager User’s Manual” explains how to use the path management function “NEC Storage PathManager”. Refer to this section to: Monitor path state. ð...
• Section B, “NEC Storage PerformanceMonitor User’s Manual”, explains how to use the performance monitoring function “NEC Storage PerformanceMonitor”. Refer to this section to: Collect the statistical information of performance. ð Display the load state in real time. ð Set a threshold for monitoring an overload.
ð Create backup copies of snapshots. ð Restore snapshots. ð Detect and diagnose errors that may occur while NEC ð Storage ReplicationControl SQL Option is running. • Section F, “NEC Storage Manager Data Replication Command Reference”, describes commands related to data replication.
This chapter lists the main new features of NEC Storage Manager Ver2.1 compared to Ver1.5. For details on revision history, refer to “README.TXT” on the SAN STORAGE BUILDER CD-ROM. NEC Storage Manager n If link information has been changed in the environment setting, the setting can be changed even while NEC Storage Manager is running.
NEC Storage Manager Configuration Settings n A function allowing you to set network information such as IP addresses has been added. n A function allowing you to unlock an optionally purchased product has been added. n A function allowing you to bind a logical disk in the same capacity as an already bound logical disk has been added.
The iSMrc_ldlist command to obtain and display logical disk list information has been added. n The iSMrc_pair command to pair/unpair volumes has been added. n The commands of NEC Storage ReplicationControl enable the operation and management of data replication linking with the replication management function of NEC Storage Manager.
• -rvuse: Specifies time at which RVs are usable. n The following options have been added to the iSMsql_snapshotrst command: • -dbfile: Restores the snapshots of multiple databases simultaneously. • -metafolder: Specifies a folder for saving metafiles. • -mode: Specifies the RV operation mode to be used at restoration.
NEC Storage Manager consists of server and client functions. The server function operates on a management server, and directly monitors the disk arrays of the NEC Storage series connected through a LAN or FC (Fibre Channel). The client function operates on a PC connected with the management server through a LAN, and provides the user with the monitoring and operation features through the GUI.
It is recommended that the management server and the NEC Storage disk array should be connected through a LAN. They can also be connected through a fibre channel. In this case, however, if the business server is subjected to a high load, contention may occur between application I/O and performance monitoring, performance optimization, or data replication I/O.
Software This section describes NEC Storage Manager and related software products. Table 4-1 Software List Product Name (l: Basic Function, Function ¡: Optional Software) l NEC Storage BaseProduct Performs basic control of disk arrays. For details, refer to “NEC Storage BaseProduct”...
NEC Storage BaseProduct NEC Storage BaseProduct includes a storage control software program, which is responsible for the basic control of disk arrays, and the NEC Storage Manager software program, which monitors the basic state of disk arrays. The storage control software program performs basic control such as host interface control, disk control, RAID control, logical disk control, and cache control for disk arrays.
This section gives an overview of the NEC Storage series disk arrays, which can be monitored using NEC Storage Manager. Each disk array of the NEC Storage series consists of a controller (DAC: Disk Array Controller) and one or more disk enclosures (DE: Disk Enclosure). The...
NEC Storage 1000 Series The NEC Storage 1000 series, the entry model disk arrays of the NEC Storage series, provides high scalability (up to 6 disk enclosures can be connected) and high availability (main components are redundant) in a space saving design (one controller and a maximum of 15 physical disks may be loaded in only 3U).
NEC Storage 2000 Series The NEC Storage 2000 series, the mid-range disk arrays of the NEC Storage series, provides high scalability (up to 7 disk enclosures can be connected to the based product and up to 14 when using 2 optional controller cards) and high availability (main components are redundant).
Module Card Adapter Card Adapter Card Disk Enclosure Physical Disk (PD) Optional Common Disk Enclosure (DE) Disk Enclosure (DE) in S2300 Basic product Based Product Figure 4-3 Disk Array Configuration (NEC Storage 2000 Series) System Configuration of NEC Storage Manager 4-9...
4-10 System Configuration of NEC Storage Manager...
Information list display area Message display area Status bar Figure 5-1 Main Window of NEC Storage Manager Configuration Display Area Displays the configurations of the disk arrays to be managed. The disk array to be managed is a disk array defined in the iSM server with which the iSM client is connected.
(dark/light) of the icon. For a description of the icons, refer to Chapter 3 “Basic Functions” in Section A of the “NEC Storage Manager User’s Manual”. Functions of NEC Storage Manager 5-3...
Therefore, users of iSM clients need to preset a user level. Define the user level setting in the iSM server. For the definition, refer to “Setting User Information” in Chapter 1 of Section A in the “NEC Storage Manager User’s Manual”.
The basic functions of NEC Storage Manager include the following functions required for operating disk arrays. Refer to Chapter 3 “Basic Functions” of Section A in the “NEC Storage Manager User’s Manual” for more information on each function described below.
For details, refer to “State Monitoring” in Chapter 3 of Section A in the “NEC Storage Manager User’s Manual”. Nickname Setting The nickname setting function is used via the iSM client to set the disk array name, LD name (+ OS type), and port name for the disk array to be managed.
This section describes optional software programs that can be used with NEC Storage Manager and outlines their features. Optional software programs that can be used depending on the model of the NEC Storage series are shown in Table 5-3. Table 5-3 Optional Software Products Available with Disk Arrays...
NEC Storage PathManager – Path Management Software This software program allows you to set paths between servers and the disk array, enabling path switching in case of failure. NEC Storage PathManager can be used in standalone mode or in a cluster environment.
NEC Storage ReplicationControl This software program sets operation for a data replication function (NEC Storage DynamicDataReplication) through the business server connected with the disk array. NEC Storage ReplicationControl allows you to perform replication operations such as volume replication, replication volume separation, and reconnection through the CLI (Command Line Interface).
Control, NEC Storage DynamicDataReplication, and Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition (or Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition) Reference manual: Section E “NEC Storage ReplicationControl SQL Option User’s Manual” of the “NEC Storage Optional Software Manual” 5-10 Functions of NEC Storage Manager...