Acer AcerAltos 3102RS Manuals

Manuals and User Guides for Acer AcerAltos 3102RS. We have 1 Acer AcerAltos 3102RS manual available for free PDF download: User Manual

Acer AcerAltos 3102RS User Manual

Acer AcerAltos 3102RS User Manual (303 pages)

Ultra-SCSI to Ultra-SCSI RAID Controller  
Brand: Acer | Category: Controller | Size: 2.72 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents4................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 1 Introduction19................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 2 Features21................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 3 Functional Description25................................................................................................................................................................
Raid Management25................................................................................................................................................................
What Are The Raid Levels25................................................................................................................................................................
Nraid Disk Spanning26................................................................................................................................................................
Jbod Single Drive Control27................................................................................................................................................................
Raid 0 Disk Stripping27................................................................................................................................................................
Raid 1 Disk Mirroring28................................................................................................................................................................
Raid (0+1) Disk Striping With Mirroring29................................................................................................................................................................
Raid 3 Disk Striping With Dedicated Parity Disk30................................................................................................................................................................
Raid 5 Striping With Interspersed Parity31................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Failure Management32................................................................................................................................................................
Global And Local Spare Drive32................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Drives34................................................................................................................................................................
Automatic Rebuild And Manual Rebuild36................................................................................................................................................................
Automatic Rebuild36................................................................................................................................................................
Manual Rebuild37................................................................................................................................................................
Concurrent Rebuild In Raid (0+1)38................................................................................................................................................................
Disk Array Parameters39................................................................................................................................................................
Rebuild Priority39................................................................................................................................................................
Verify-after-write39................................................................................................................................................................
Cache Parameters41................................................................................................................................................................
Optimization For Sequential Or Random I/o41................................................................................................................................................................
Drive-side Scsi Parameters42................................................................................................................................................................
Scsi Motor Spin-up42................................................................................................................................................................
Scsi Reset At Power Up42................................................................................................................................................................
Disk Access Delay Time43................................................................................................................................................................
Saf-te Enclosure Management44................................................................................................................................................................
What Is Saf-te44................................................................................................................................................................
How Does Saf-te Work44................................................................................................................................................................
Dynamic Logical Drive Expansion45................................................................................................................................................................
What Is It And How Does It Work45................................................................................................................................................................
Two Modes Of Dynamic Logical Drive Expansion45................................................................................................................................................................
Example: Raid Expansion In Windows Nt Server48................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 4 Hardware Installation57................................................................................................................................................................
Locations Of The Parts57................................................................................................................................................................
Front View57................................................................................................................................................................
Rear View Of The Main Board58................................................................................................................................................................
Top View Of The Main Board59................................................................................................................................................................
Top View Of The Daughter Board (aa-9073uws)60................................................................................................................................................................
Top View Of The Daughter Board (aa-9072uwd)60................................................................................................................................................................
Top View Of The Daughter Board (aa-9073u2)61................................................................................................................................................................
Installing Dram Simm62................................................................................................................................................................
Installing The Scsi Channel Upgrade Daughter Board63................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Backup65................................................................................................................................................................
Power Connection68................................................................................................................................................................
Serial Port Connection And Set-up69................................................................................................................................................................
Basic Operational Setup71................................................................................................................................................................
In-band Scsi73................................................................................................................................................................
What Is It And Why Do You Need It73................................................................................................................................................................
How Do You Configure The Acer Raid Manager74................................................................................................................................................................
To Use In-band Scsi74................................................................................................................................................................
Raid Controller Adjustments74................................................................................................................................................................
Example: Settings For Windows Nt 4.076................................................................................................................................................................
Using In-band Scsi In Acer Raid Manager78................................................................................................................................................................
Local Connection - Snmp Not Required78................................................................................................................................................................
Remote Connection - Snmp Required78................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 5 Quick Setup85................................................................................................................................................................
Front Panel85................................................................................................................................................................
Rs-232 Terminal Interface87................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 6 Configuring Raid89................................................................................................................................................................
Starting To Build A Raid System Drive89................................................................................................................................................................
How The Raid Controller Works91................................................................................................................................................................
Scsi Channel, Scsi Id And Lun91................................................................................................................................................................
Understanding Step By Step92................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 7 General Front Panel Operation95................................................................................................................................................................
Understanding The Information On The Lcd95................................................................................................................................................................
The Initial Screen95................................................................................................................................................................
Logical Drive Status96................................................................................................................................................................
Scsi Drive Status97................................................................................................................................................................
Scsi Channel Status98................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing And Editing Logical Drives100................................................................................................................................................................
Creating A Logical Drive100................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing Logical Drives And Drive Members102................................................................................................................................................................
Deleting A Logical Drive102................................................................................................................................................................
Partitioning A Logical Drive103................................................................................................................................................................
Deleting A Partition Of A Logical Drive104................................................................................................................................................................
Assigning A Logical Drive Name105................................................................................................................................................................
Rebuilding A Logical Drive106................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing And Editing Host Luns108................................................................................................................................................................
Mapping A Logical Drive To A Host Lun108................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing And Deleting Lun Mappings109................................................................................................................................................................
Pass-through Scsi Commands109................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing And Editing Scsi Drives111................................................................................................................................................................
Scanning New Scsi Drive111................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing Drive Information112................................................................................................................................................................
Adding A Local Spare Drive113................................................................................................................................................................
Adding Global Spare Drive114................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying A Drive114................................................................................................................................................................
Deleting Spare Drive (global / Local Spare Drive)115................................................................................................................................................................
Scsi Drives Utilities116................................................................................................................................................................
Scsi Drive Low-level Format116................................................................................................................................................................
Scsi Drive Read/write Test117................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing And Editing Scsi Channels118................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing And Redefining A Channel Mode118................................................................................................................................................................
Setting A Scsi Channel's Id / Host Channel119................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing A Scsi Channel's Id119................................................................................................................................................................
Setting A Scsi Channel's Primary Id / Drive Channel121................................................................................................................................................................
Setting A Scsi Channel's Secondary Id / Drive122................................................................................................................................................................
Channel122................................................................................................................................................................
Setting A Scsi Channel's Terminator123................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Transfer Speed124................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Transfer Width125................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing And Editing A Scsi Target / Drive Channel126................................................................................................................................................................
Slot Number126................................................................................................................................................................
Maximum Synchronous Transfer Clock126................................................................................................................................................................
Maximum Transfer Width127................................................................................................................................................................
Parity Check127................................................................................................................................................................
Disconnecting Support128................................................................................................................................................................
Maximum Tag Count128................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring The Default Setting129................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing And Editing Configuration Parameters130................................................................................................................................................................
Communication Parameters130................................................................................................................................................................
Caching Parameters130................................................................................................................................................................
Write-back Cache Enable/disable130................................................................................................................................................................
Optimization For Sequential / Optimization For Random131................................................................................................................................................................
Host-side Scsi Parameters131................................................................................................................................................................
Maximum Queued I/o Count132................................................................................................................................................................
Luns Per Host Scsi Id132................................................................................................................................................................
Scsi Reset At Power-up133................................................................................................................................................................
Tag Command Queuing134................................................................................................................................................................
Saf-te Enclosure Monitoring135................................................................................................................................................................
Detection Of Drive Hot Swap Followed By Auto Rebuild135................................................................................................................................................................
Idle Drive Failure Detection136................................................................................................................................................................
Rebuilding Priority137................................................................................................................................................................
Verification On Writes137................................................................................................................................................................
Controller Parameters139................................................................................................................................................................
Controller Name139................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing And Editing Peripheral Devices140................................................................................................................................................................
System Functions141................................................................................................................................................................
Mute Beeper141................................................................................................................................................................
Changing The Password141................................................................................................................................................................
Resetting The Controller142................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing System Information143................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing And Editing Event Logs144................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 8 Rs-232c Terminal Interface145................................................................................................................................................................
Understanding The Information On The Screen145................................................................................................................................................................
Main Menu146................................................................................................................................................................
Logical Drive's Status147................................................................................................................................................................
Scsi Drive's Status148................................................................................................................................................................
Scsi Channel's Status150................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing The Current Setting Of Each Function152................................................................................................................................................................
Rebuilding Logical Drive161................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing And Deleting The Lun Mappings166................................................................................................................................................................
Scanning A New Scsi Drive168................................................................................................................................................................
Adding A Global Spare Drive171................................................................................................................................................................
Deleting A Spare Drive172................................................................................................................................................................
Drive)172................................................................................................................................................................
Redefining A Channel Mode173................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing And Editing A Scsi Id / Host Channel174................................................................................................................................................................
Adding A Scsi Id175................................................................................................................................................................
Deleting A Scsi Id175................................................................................................................................................................
Setting A Primary Controller's Scsi Id / Drive Channel176................................................................................................................................................................
Setting A Secondary Controller's Scsi Id / Drive178................................................................................................................................................................
Setting A Transfer Speed180................................................................................................................................................................
Setting A Transfer Width181................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing And Editing Scsi Target / Drive Channel182................................................................................................................................................................
Maximum Synchronize Transfer Clock183................................................................................................................................................................
Optimization For Random Or Sequential I/o189................................................................................................................................................................
Change Password198................................................................................................................................................................
Setting A New Password199................................................................................................................................................................
Disabling The Password200................................................................................................................................................................
Reset Controller200................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 9 Redundant Controller203................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Begin203................................................................................................................................................................
What Is Redundant Controller? Why The Need For Redundant Controller203................................................................................................................................................................
Write-back Cache: Enabled Or Disabled203................................................................................................................................................................
What Are Primary Controller And Secondary Controller204................................................................................................................................................................
When Should I Choose Primary, Secondary Or Autocfg Mode204................................................................................................................................................................
Quick Start205................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Redundant Controllers206................................................................................................................................................................
Example Of Redundant Controllers206................................................................................................................................................................
Cables And Connections207................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting The Redundant Controller Cable207................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting The Controllers To The Terminal Interface208................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting The Scsi Cable To The Host Computer208................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting The Scsi Cables To The Hard Drives209................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Controllers Using The Front Panel210................................................................................................................................................................
Redundant Configuration Using Automatic Setting210................................................................................................................................................................
Redundant Configuration Using Manual Setting211................................................................................................................................................................
Starting-up The Redundant Controllers213................................................................................................................................................................
Assigning Logical Drives To The Secondary Controller214................................................................................................................................................................
When One Of The Controller Fails216................................................................................................................................................................
What Will Happen When The One Of The Controllers Fails216................................................................................................................................................................
When And How Is The Failed Controller Replaced216................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 10 Redundant Host, Multiple Host219................................................................................................................................................................
Redundant Host219................................................................................................................................................................
Multiple Host220................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 11 Remote Administration221................................................................................................................................................................
Acer Raid Manager Using Snmp Service222................................................................................................................................................................
How To Establish Connection Through Snmp222................................................................................................................................................................
Remote Terminal Emulation Using Ppp+telnet224................................................................................................................................................................
Hardware Connection224................................................................................................................................................................
Baud Rate Settings225................................................................................................................................................................
Enable Terminal Emulation226................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Ppp Id, Ppp Password226................................................................................................................................................................
Data Routing Through Ppp, Data Routing Direct To Port228................................................................................................................................................................
Establish Connection Between The Host Computer And Aa-3102rs229................................................................................................................................................................
Connect Telnet To The Controller's Ip From The Client Computer230................................................................................................................................................................
Remote Terminal Emulation Using Modem231................................................................................................................................................................
Hardware Connection For Aa-3102rs232................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Aa-3102rs Using The Rs-232c Terminal Interface232................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring The Modem Port233................................................................................................................................................................
Modem Initialization Command234................................................................................................................................................................
Modem Operating Modes234................................................................................................................................................................
Sending Default Init Command And Custom Init Command - "append To Default235................................................................................................................................................................
Initializing Modem235................................................................................................................................................................
Baud Rate, Data Routing And Enable Terminal Emulation236................................................................................................................................................................
Establish The Connection From The Remote Terminal219237................................................................................................................................................................
How Do You Know The Modem Is Connected237................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Aa-3102rs Using The Front Panel237................................................................................................................................................................
Configure Modem Port237................................................................................................................................................................
Establish The Connection From The Remote Terminal240................................................................................................................................................................
Dial-out For Event Notifications242................................................................................................................................................................
Dial-out To A Terminal Or A Pager242................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Dial-out Function Through The Terminal Emulation243................................................................................................................................................................
Dial-out Command243................................................................................................................................................................
Auto Dial-out On Initialization244................................................................................................................................................................
Dial-out Time Out244................................................................................................................................................................
Dial-out Retry Count245................................................................................................................................................................
Dial-out Retry Interval245................................................................................................................................................................
Dial-out On Event Condition246................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Dial-out Function Through The Front Panel247................................................................................................................................................................
Dial-out Timeout248................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 12 Fault-bus251................................................................................................................................................................
What Is Fault-bus? Why The Need For Fault-bus251................................................................................................................................................................
How Does The Fault-bus Work253................................................................................................................................................................
Error Signals Input253................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Failure Signals Output254................................................................................................................................................................
Fault-bus Error Alert255................................................................................................................................................................
How To Setup The Fault-bus256................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring The Controller Through The Front Panel256................................................................................................................................................................
Hardware256................................................................................................................................................................
Panel256................................................................................................................................................................
Assign Each Scsi Drive Or Canister A Slot Number256................................................................................................................................................................
Assign A Slot Number To An Existing Scsi Drive256................................................................................................................................................................
Assign A Slot Number To An Empty Canister257................................................................................................................................................................
Delete The Slot Number258................................................................................................................................................................
Remove Empty Drive Entry258................................................................................................................................................................
Set Each Fault-bus Error Signal Input As Active-high Or Active-low259................................................................................................................................................................
Enable Each Fault-bus Error Signal Input259................................................................................................................................................................
Test Drive Failure Led For Each Drive Canister260................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing The Status Of Each Fault-bus Error Signal Input261................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring On The Controller Through The Rs-232c Terminal Interface262................................................................................................................................................................
Add Drive Entry263................................................................................................................................................................
Delete The Slot Number Of A Scsi Drive Or Empty Drive Entry264................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix A Front Panel Navigation Map269................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications277................................................................................................................................................................
View And Edit Scsi Channels299................................................................................................................................................................

Advertisement

Share and save

Advertisement