CLARiiON CX3-20Setup GuideP/N 300-003-627REV. A03
NoticeCopyright © 2006 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.Published August, 2006EMC believes the information in this pub...
OverviewNote: Some functions described in this document may not be supported by all revisions of thesoftware or hardware c...
Preinstall - Step 1                            Prepare site1. Verify that your facility has adequate network wiring to pro...
Preinstall - Step 2                      Plan configurationTo plan your installation, refer to the guide for planning your...
Preinstall - Step 3                         Verify environmentIf you know the revision and patch level of the operating sy...
Preinstall - Step 3 continued                                  Verify environment3. In the wizard, enter the information a...
Preinstall - Step 3 continued                     Verify environment                                                      ...
Preinstall - Step 4 (field installation only)                Install in cabinetIf your CX3-20 SPE3 or any DAE3Ps are not a...
Install - Step 1                           Before you beginVerify storage-system back-end connectionsUse the information b...
Install - Step 1 continued    Before you beginLCC B            EA7/Bus 0                                    LCC A         ...
Install - Step 1 continued                          Before you beginVerify power settings and connections1. Verify that th...
Install - Step 1 continued                Before you begin                       ON                                       ...
Install - Step 1 continued                         Before you beginSome cabinet configurations may exceed the 24A derating...
Install - Step 2                                   Power up1. Turn on the power switch for each standby power supply (SPS)...
Install - Step 2 continued                     Power up                           ON                                      ...
Install - Step 3                   Connect management stationUsing CAT 5 or better Ethernet cables, connect each SP to the...
Install - Step 4                     Initialize storage systemTo initialize the storage system, you must configure the man...
Install - Step 4 continued                                        Initialize storage system❒ The hardware serial number of...
Install - Step 4 continued                       Initialize storage system2. Start the initialization utility:    •   On a...
Install - Step 4 continued                        Initialize storage system6. Enter the following network parameters for t...
Install - Step 5            Register storage system for serviceTo receive software updates and service for your storage sy...
Install - Step 6                              Update softwareUse the Software Assistant wizard to update your storage-syst...
Install - Step 6 continued                           Update softwareInstalling an optional software enabler1. Locate the s...
Install - Step 7                              Prepare serverTo prepare the server:•   Install any required host bus adapte...
Install - Step 7 continued                           Prepare serverInstall the Server Utility or the Host AgentYou will us...
Install - Step 7 continued                                       Prepare server    Table 1 describes the differences betwe...
Install - Step 7 continued                           Prepare serverIf you have not already installed the Host Agent or the...
Install - Step 8                            Set up switchesIf your configuration includes Fibre Channel switches, install ...
Install - Step 9                          Cable storage systemConnect storage-system Fibre Channel data portsUse fiber-opt...
Install - Step 10            Power up Fibre Channel switchesPower up and zone Fibre Channel switchesIf your configuration ...
Install - Step 11                               Register HBAsOn each server, run either the Server Utility or the Host Age...
Install - Step 11 continued                            Register HBAsThe utility sends the initiator records for the HBA in...
Install - Step 11 continued                          Register HBAs•   On a Linux server or Linux virtual machine:    To st...
Install - Step 12 Verify the storage-system and high-availability                  configurationCheck storage-system healt...
Install - Step 12 continued Verify the storage-system and high-availability                   configurationVerify your hig...
Install - Step 13                            Install CLARalertCLARalert® software monitors your storage system’s operation...
Install - Step 14                                   ConfigureYou are now ready to use Navisphere Manager to define your st...
If you need helpFor questions about technical support and service, contact your service provider.For questions about upgra...
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  1. 1. CLARiiON CX3-20Setup GuideP/N 300-003-627REV. A03
  2. 2. NoticeCopyright © 2006 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.Published August, 2006EMC believes the information in this publication is accurate as of its publication date. However, the information issubject to change without notice.THE INFORMATION IN THIS PUBLICATION IS PROVIDED “AS IS.” EMC CORPORATION MAKES NOREPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO THE INFORMATION IN THISPUBLICATION, AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY ORFITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.Use, copying, and distribution of any EMC software described in this publication require an applicable softwarelicense.For the most up-to-date listing of EMC product names, see EMC Corporation Trademarks on EMC.com.All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.
  3. 3. OverviewNote: Some functions described in this document may not be supported by all revisions of thesoftware or hardware currently in use. For the most up-to-date information on productfeatures, refer to your product release notes.This guide explains how to install and initialize a CLARiiON® CX3-20 Fibre Channelstorage processor enclosure (SPE3). The EMC Installation Roadmap for CX3-Series, CX-Series, AX-Series and FC-Series Storage Systems provides detailed checklists ofinstallation procedures for supported storage-system environments, and lists thedocuments you will need to complete each task. This installation roadmap includeschecklists for many storage-system configurations; you need to read only the chapterfor your operating system.EMC CLARiiON documents related to the storage system are on the Documentationand Resources for CX3-Series Storage Systems CD that shipped with the storage system.The most recent versions of these documents, the installation roadmap, and softwarerelease notes are available in the documentation section of the Powerlink™ site(http://Powerlink.EMC.com). 1
  4. 4. Preinstall - Step 1 Prepare site1. Verify that your facility has adequate network wiring to provide each storage-system storage processor (SP) with a management port Ethernet connection.2. Confirm that your facility has appropriate electrical wiring in place to accommodate your cabinet’s power cables. For EMC cabinets, see the Site Preparation Guide, which is on the Powerlink site and the Documentation and Resources for CX3-Series Storage Systems CD. To support all of the storage system’s high-availability features, you must receive power from at least two discrete circuits.3. Have an optional Windows host available that you can connect to the same subnet as the storage system’s management ports. You can use this host: • To initialize the storage system • To run the Navisphere® Service Taskbar, which only runs on a Windows host • As a CLARalert® monitor station, which must be a Windows host, but cannot send I/O to the storage-system data ports • As a Navisphere management station 2
  5. 5. Preinstall - Step 2 Plan configurationTo plan your installation, refer to the guide for planning your storage-systemconfiguration. You can generate a customized version of this guide from theCX3-series customized documentation section on the Powerlink site or view anon-customized version on the Documentation and Resources for CX3-Series StorageSystems CD. The guide includes background material, planning rules, andadministrative worksheets. Use it to choose and understand hardware components,RAID types, replication and data mobility software options, LUNs, and file systems.Fill out the worksheets in the planning guide so you have parameters, such asnetwork addresses, available for the installation. 3
  6. 6. Preinstall - Step 3 Verify environmentIf you know the revision and patch level of the operating system and HBA type anddriver revision for each server that you will connect to the storage system, use theE-Lab™ Interoperability Navigator on the Powerlink site to make sure that eachserver configuration is supported. If you do not have this information, use the serverhigh-availability feature in the Navisphere Server Utility to determine thisinformation.A host connected to a storage system is called a server.Generate a server configuration report (Fibre Channel data ports only)On each server that you plan to connect to the storage system:1. Locate the CLARiiON Core Server Support CD that shipped with the storage system and use it to run the Navisphere Server Utility for the server’s operating system. For information on running this utility, refer to the instructions in the appropriate server support products installation guide on the Powerlink site and the Documentation and Resources for CX3-Series Storage Systems CD.2. In the Navisphere Server Utility, select Verify Server High-Availability to generate a report of the host’s environment.3. Save the report to verify the host’s configuration and components.Verify a server configuration with the E-Lab InteroperabilityNavigator1. From your web browser, go to the Powerlink site (http://Powerlink.EMC.com/) and log in. If you are not registered with Powerlink, you will need to register and create a username and password.2. Navigate to the E-Lab Interoperability Navigator page and launch the E-Lab Interoperability Wizard to view the interoperability support matrices relevant to your system. 4
  7. 7. Preinstall - Step 3 continued Verify environment3. In the wizard, enter the information about your configuration (either information that you know or information from the server high-availability report) to get a report on the supported configuration and components.4. Compare the report to your configuration, paying particular attention to any footnotes that mention required patches, hot fixes, or other configuration requirements.If any hardware components in your configuration are not supported, replace themwith components that are before continuing. If any software components are notsupported, a later step will tell you how to update them.Verify the storage-system partsVerify that your basic configuration has the following parts:❒ CX3-20 SPE3 with: ❒ Two storage processors (SPs) ❒ Four power supply/system cooling (power/cooling) modules❒ Two standby power supplies (SPSs) SPS B SPS A Front Rear TLA S/Nxxxxxxxx A B Storage processor B Storage processor A Power/cooling modules EMC3454❒ One Fibre Channel disk-array enclosure (DAE3P) with a minimum of five disk drives 5
  8. 8. Preinstall - Step 3 continued Verify environment Fault LED Power LED Power/cooling module B Link control card B (amber) (green) ! ! EXP PRI ! # B EXP PRI PRI EXP A # ! PRI EXP ! ! Power/cooling module A Link control card A Disk activity Fault LED LED (green) (amber) EMC3437❒ Optional additional disk-array enclosures (DAE3Ps) with disks❒ 1-meter copper Fibre Channel HSSDC2-HSSDC2 cables (two per optional DAE3P) for external disks on back-end bus❒ Two 2- or 5-meter copper Fibre Channel SFP-HSSDC2 cables (two per back-end bus) for SPE3 - DAE3P connections❒ Two micro DB-9 to RJ45 SPS serial (sense) cables - one per storage processor❒ Rail kits (if your storage system is not already installed in a cabinet)❒ CLARiiON Core Server Support CDYou must provide the following:❒ CAT 5 or better Ethernet LAN RJ45 cables (one per SP) for storage-system management connections❒ Fibre Channel optical cables (two maximum per SP) for server or switch connections 6
  9. 9. Preinstall - Step 4 (field installation only) Install in cabinetIf your CX3-20 SPE3 or any DAE3Ps are not already installed in a cabinet, follow theinstructions in the EMC Rails and Enclosures (CX3-Series Storage Systems) FieldInstallation Guide (P/N 300-003-630) and the CLARiiON DAE2P and DAE3PDisk-Array Enclosures Hardware Reference (P/N 300-002-407). IMPORTANT The disk modules in slots 0 through 4 of the first DAE3P (enclosure 0, bus 0) provide mirrored boot and recovery capability, and are preconfigured according to their slot assignment before shipment. Do not move a module in slots 0 through 4 from its assigned slot to another slot. Remove one of these modules only if it has failed and you are replacing it with a new module. 7
  10. 10. Install - Step 1 Before you beginVerify storage-system back-end connectionsUse the information below and the diagram on the next page to verify the enclosureaddress settings and bus (loop) cabling for the SPE3 and your DAE3Ps.The CX3-20 SPE3 supports a single redundant Fibre Channel back-end (BE) bus (0).The two independent loops from SP A and SP B are paired, and share access to thesame dual-port disks.The back-end port on each SP connects to the corresponding primary (PRI) port onthe first DAE3P in the loop; SP A connects to the PRI port on link control card (LCC)A, SP B connects to LCC B. The DAE3P expansion (EXP) ports connect to the nextPRI ports in their loops. The CX3-20 can support 8 DAE3Ps (120 disks). 8
  11. 11. Install - Step 1 continued Before you beginLCC B EA7/Bus 0 LCC A ! ! EXP PRI ! # B EXP PRI PRI EXP A # ! PRI EXP ! ! EA6/Bus 0 ! ! EXP PRI ! # B EXP PRI PRI EXP A # ! PRI EXP ! ! EA5/Bus 0 ! ! EXP PRI ! # B EXP PRI PRI EXP A # ! PRI EXP ! ! EA4/Bus 0 ! ! EXP PRI ! # B EXP PRI PRI EXP A # ! PRI EXP ! ! EA3/Bus 0 ! ! EXP PRI ! # B EXP PRI PRI EXP A # ! PRI EXP ! ! EA2/Bus 0 ! ! EXP PRI ! # B EXP PRI PRI EXP A # ! PRI EXP ! ! EA1/Bus 0 ! ! EXP PRI ! # B EXP PRI PRI EXP A # ! PRI EXP ! ! EA0/Bus 0 ! ! EXP PRI Bus 0 Bus 0 ! # B EXP PRI PRI EXP A # ! PRI EXP ! ! SPS B SPS A EMC3411 9
  12. 12. Install - Step 1 continued Before you beginVerify power settings and connections1. Verify that the cabinet master switches on the power distribution panel (PDP) are in the off position.2. Verify that the power switch on each standby power supply (SPS) is off.3. For high availability, verify that the A and B power cords in each enclosure are connected to different power strips.4. Verify that all power connections are correct and fully seated (see the figure on the next page). • Standby power supply A (SPS A) connects to the SPS serial port (marked with a battery symbol) on SP A; SPS B connects to SP B. • The AC power cord for SP A connects to SPS A; the SP B cord connects to SPS B. • The SPSs connect to separate power distribution units (PDUs) in the cabinet. • Power/cooling module A in the first DAE3P (EA 0, bus 0) in the system connects to SPS A, and power/cooling module B in the first DAE3P connects to SPS B. Subsequent DAE3Ps connect directly to the cabinet’s PDUs. • Power/cooling modules A and modules B connect to different PDUs.Connect the cabinet to a power sourceConnect the cabinet AC power cables to the power outlets in your facility.In general, EMC cabinets use two 240-volt AC cables. Connect power cables on eitherside of the cabinet to different branch circuits. Connecting to only one branch circuitwill degrade the system’s high availability. 10
  13. 13. Install - Step 1 continued Before you begin ON ON I I O O OFF OFF ! ! EXP PRI ! B EXP PRI # PRI EXP ON A # ON ! I PRI EXP I O O OFF OFF ! ! ! ! EXP PRI ! # B EXP PRI PRI EXP A # ! PRI EXP ! ! ON ON I I O O OFF OFF ! ! EXP PRI ! # B EXP PRI PRI EXP A # ! PRI EXP ! ! ! ! EXP PRI ! B EXP PRI # PRI EXP A # ! PRI EXP ! ! ! ! EXP PRI ! # B EXP PRI PRI EXP A # ! PRI EXP ! ! ! ! EXP PRI ! # OFF B EXP PRI OFF O PRI EXP O I A # I ! ON PRI EXP ON ! ! ! ! EXP PRI ! # B EXP PRI PRI EXP A # ! PRI EXP OFF OFF ! O O ! I I ON ON ! SPS +- ! EXP PRI ! # B EXP PRI PRI EXP A # ! PRI EXP ! ! OFF OFF O O I I ON ONPower source B Power source A EMC3418 11
  14. 14. Install - Step 1 continued Before you beginSome cabinet configurations may exceed the 24A derating supported by a single pairof power sources/branch circuits. These configurations use a second pair of PDPs(the upper two in your cabinet). Since each active PDP requires a separate powersource, a fully configured cabinet uses a total of four 240V branch circuit sourceconnections. ON ON I I O O OFF OFF ! ! EXP PRI ! # B EXP PRI PRI EXP ON A # ON ! I PRI EXP I O O OFF OFF ! ! ! ! EXP PRI ! # B EXP PRI PRI EXP A # ! PRI EXP ! ! ON ON I I O O OFF OFF ! ! EXP PRI ! # B EXP PRI PRI EXP A # ! PRI EXP ! ! ! ! EXP PRI ! B EXP PRI # PRI EXP A # ! PRI EXP ! ! ! ! EXP PRI ! # B EXP PRI PRI EXP A # ! PRI EXP ! ! ! ! EXP PRI ! # OFF B EXP PRI OFF O PRI EXP O I A # I ! ON PRI EXP ON ! ! ! ! EXP PRI ! B EXP PRI # PRI EXP A # ! PRI EXP OFF OFF ! O O ! I I ON ON ! ! EXP PRI SPS +- ! # B EXP PRI PRI EXP A # ! PRI EXP ! ! OFF OFF O O I I ON ON Power source B Power source A Power source D Power source C EMC3407 12
  15. 15. Install - Step 2 Power up1. Turn on the power switch for each standby power supply (SPS).2. Be sure any other devices in the cabinet are correctly installed and ready for powerup, then turn on the master switch/circuit breakers for each cabinet/rack power strip. (In standard EMC cabinets, master switches are on the power distribution panels as shown in the figure on the next page).The storage system can take 10 to 15 minutes to complete a typical powerup. If thestorage system was installed in a cabinet at your site (field-installed system), the firstpowerup will require several reboots and can take 30 to 45 minutes. Amber warninglights will flash during power on self test (POST) and then go off.The front fault light and the SPS recharge lights commonly stay on for several minutes whilethe SPS units fully charge.If any amber lights on the front or back of the storage system remain on for morethan 15 minutes (45 minutes for the first powerup of a field-installed system), makesure the storage system is correctly cabled and then refer to the CX3-seriestroubleshooting flowcharts on the Powerlink site. If you cannot determine anyreasons for errors, contact your authorized service provider. 13
  16. 16. Install - Step 2 continued Power up ON ON I I O O OFF OFFMaster switch Master switch ! ! EXP PRI ! # B EXP PRI PRI EXP ON A # ON ! I PRI EXP I O O OFF OFF ! ! ! ! EXP PRI ! # B EXP PRI PRI EXP A # ! PRI EXP ! ! ON ON I I O O OFF OFF ! ! EXP PRI ! # B EXP PRI PRI EXP A # ! PRI EXP ! ! ! ! EXP PRI ! B EXP PRI # PRI EXP A # ! PRI EXP ! ! ! ! EXP PRI ! # B EXP PRI PRI EXP A # ! PRI EXP ! ! ! ! EXP PRI ! # OFF B EXP PRI OFF O PRI EXP O I A # I ! ON PRI EXP ON ! ! ! ! EXP PRI ! B EXP PRI # PRI EXP A # ! PRI EXP OFF OFF ! O O ! I I ON ONMaster switch Master switch ! ! EXP PRI ! # B EXP PRI PRI EXP A # ! PRI EXP ! ! OFF OFF O O I I ON ONPower source B Power source A Power source D Power source C EMC3438 14
  17. 17. Install - Step 3 Connect management stationUsing CAT 5 or better Ethernet cables, connect each SP to the network that isconnected to the host from which you will manage the storage system (themanagement station). This host can be an AIX, ESX Server, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, orWindows host with the required Java runtime environment (JRE), or a Windows hostset up as an off-array station (manager) as described in the Navisphere ManagerAdministrator’s Guide (P/N 300-003-511).To initialize the storage system you will need a host connected to the same subnet as the storagesystem’s SP. This host can be the management station, but it cannot be running AIX. Connecting to a local management client BE 0 0 Fibre 1 Fibre BE 0 0 Fibre 1 Fibre Hub EMC3446 Connecting to a shared management LAN LAN BE 0 0 Fibre 1 Fibre BE 0 0 Fibre 1 Fibre EMC3449 15
  18. 18. Install - Step 4 Initialize storage systemTo initialize the storage system, you must configure the management networkinterfaces for the storage system’s SPs with the Navisphere Storage SystemInitialization Utility.Requirements for initializationMake sure you have the following:❒ A host that is on the same subnet as the storage system’s management ports and that is running one of the operating systems listed below. This host can also be a server. • ESX Server • HP-UX • Linux • Solaris • Windows 2000 • Windows Server 2003 Note: The initialization utility is not available for AIX hosts.❒ The configuration planning worksheets from the planning guide for your storage-system configuration (on the Powerlink site or the Documentation and Resources for CX3-Series Storage Systems CD) with the following information filled in: • A static IP address for each storage processor in the storage system. • The subnet mask of the LAN to which each storage-system management port and host is connected. • The default gateway address of the LAN to which each storage-system management port is connected. 16
  19. 19. Install - Step 4 continued Initialize storage system❒ The hardware serial number of the storage system. On a CX3-20 storage system, the hardware serial number (TLA S/N) is located on a blue vertical label on the far left side of the chassis behind the front bezel (front panel), as shown below. To remove the front bezel, unlock it, and then press the latches on its front sides and pull the bezel toward you. Serial number TLA S/Nxxxxxxxx EMC3420❒ The CLARiiON Core Server Support CD that shipped with the storage system.We recommend that you install and run the initialization utility on a host, but you can run thisutility directly from the CLARiiON Core Server Support CD.Install the initialization utility on a host that is connected to the same subnet as thestorage system. Follow the instructions in the server support products installationguide for the operating system running on the host. These installation guides are onthe Powerlink site and the Documentation and Resources for CX3-Series Storage SystemsCD.Run the Storage System Initialization Utility on the hostAfter the storage system is fully powered up for the first time, you must run theinitialization utility to set management network parameters for the storage system sothat you can manage it over the LAN.1. Before continuing, make sure that the storage system is powered up, that each SP power light (rear of enclosure) is steady green, and that no amber lights are blinking. 17
  20. 20. Install - Step 4 continued Initialize storage system2. Start the initialization utility: • On an ESX Server host or virtual machine, open a console window and enter /opt/Navisphere/bin/naviinittoolcli • On an HP-UX host, open an hpterm window and enter /opt/Navisphere/bin/naviinittool • On a Linux host or virtual machine, open a console window and enter /opt/Navisphere/bin/naviinittoolcli • On a Solaris host or virtual machine, open a shell window and enter /opt/Navisphere/bin/naviinittool • On a Windows host or virtual machine, from the toolbar, select Start > Programs > EMC > Navisphere > Navisphere Storage System Initialization3. Read the license agreement and accept it by entering y for an ESX Server, HP-UX, Linux, or Solaris host or clicking I accept and Next for a Windows host. The utility automatically scans the subnet for storage systems. When the discovery operation is complete, the utility lists, by hardware serial number (see page 17 for the location of the serial number) all uninitialized and initialized CLARiiON storage systems that it found. If the discovery operation did not find the storage system that you are installing, verify that the storage system’s management ports are properly cabled to the LAN on which the host resides. The storage system and host must both reside on the same subnet.4. Select the storage system to initialize: • On an ESX Server, HP-UX, Linux, or Solaris host or virtual machine, enter the item number for the storage-system’s serial number and press Enter. • On a Windows host or virtual machine, in the Uninitialized Systems list select the storage system’s serial number and click Next.5. Enter the name you want to use for the storage system. The name cannot exceed 32 characters. 18
  21. 21. Install - Step 4 continued Initialize storage system6. Enter the following network parameters for the storage-system management ports, and click Next. Use the information from the completed planning worksheet in the storage- system management chapter in Planning Your CX3-Series Fibre Channel Storage System Configuration. Storage Processor A - IP IP address for SP A management port. Do not use 128.221.1.250, 128.221.1.251, 192.168.1.1, or 192.168.1.2. Storage Processor B - IP IP address for SP B management port. Do not use 128.221.1.250, 128.221.1.251, 192.168.1.1, or 192.168.1.2. Subnet Mask Subnet mask associated with the LAN to which the storage-system management port is connected. Default Gateway Default gateway address for the LAN to which the storage-system management port is connected.7. The utility asks if you want to change the storage-system name, and prompts you to initialize security by providing a username or password. We strongly recommend that you initialize security now.8. On an ESX Server, HP-UX, Linux, or Solaris host or virtual machine: a. Enter a to apply the network parameter values. b. Enter e to exit the utility.9. On a Windows host or virtual machine: a. Click Next to view the summary of the storage-system network settings. b. If the settings are correct, click Finish.The storage system reboots. 19
  22. 22. Install - Step 5 Register storage system for serviceTo receive software updates and service for your storage system, you need to registeryour storage system with your service provider using the Storage SystemRegistration wizard. The wizard is part of the Navisphere Service Taskbar (NST),which only runs on a Windows host.The Storage System Registration wizard asks you several questions about the sitewhere the storage system is installed and your support provider contact. It sends thisinformation and basic storage-system configuration details to your service providereither directly over the Internet or using email. If you do not have an Internetconnection, the wizard lets you save the registration information to a file, which youcan send to your service provider.The Navisphere Service Taskbar to which you have access may not include the Storage SystemRegistration wizard. In this case, your service provider will register your storage system.We strongly recommend that you register your storage system with your providernow. If you decide not to register your storage system at this time or you do not haveInternet/email, you can still run the wizard to collect the data and send it to yourservice provider at a later time. If you do not register now, you may spendsignificantly more time registering it later.1. Download the Navisphere Service Taskbar from the CLARiiON tools page on the Powerlink site. Install it on a Windows host that is connected to the same network as both the storage-system management ports and the Internet.2. Start the Navisphere Service Taskbar.3. In the taskbar’s navigation pane, select the Hardware Registration tab.4. In the tab’s navigation pane, select Register Storage System to start the Storage System Registration wizard. If the navigation pane does not contain this wizard, your service provider will register your storage system for you.5. Follow the steps in the wizard to provide contact and storage-system information to your service provider.6. Leave the Navisphere Service Taskbar running, as you may need it in future steps. 20
  23. 23. Install - Step 6 Update softwareUse the Software Assistant wizard to update your storage-system software if youneed to install a FLARE operating environment (OE) patch or an enabler for optionalSnapView™, MirrorView™, or SAN Copy™ software. The Software Assistantwizard is part of the Navisphere Service Taskbar. If you are installing an enabler, youwill need the enabler CD from the optional software kit.The Navisphere Service Taskbar to which you have access may not include the SoftwareAssistant wizard. In this case, your service provider will update your storage-systemsoftware.Installing a FLARE OE patch1. If you do not have the Navisphere Service Taskbar running: a. Download the Navisphere Service Taskbar from the CLARiiON tools page on the Powerlink site. Install it on a Windows host that is connected to the same network as the storage-system management ports. b. Start the Navisphere Service Taskbar.2. In the taskbar’s navigation pane, click the Software Assistant tab. If the navigation pane does not contain a Software Assistant tab, an authorized service provider must update the storage system’s software.3. In the assistant’s navigation pane, click Prepare for Installation.4. In the welcome page, select Download software only, follow the instructions to download the required software patch, and close the Prepare for Installation wizard.5. In the assistant’s navigation pane, click Install software and follow the instructions to install the patch and perform any necessary post-installation tasks. 21
  24. 24. Install - Step 6 continued Update softwareInstalling an optional software enabler1. Locate the software enabler CD that shipped in the software kit, and insert it into a drive on the host from which you are running the Navisphere Service Taskbar. If you do not have the Navisphere Service Taskbar running: a. Download the Navisphere Service Taskbar from the CLARiiON tools page on the Powerlink site. Install it on a Windows host on the same network as the storage-system management ports. b. Start the Navisphere Service Taskbar.2. In the taskbar’s navigation pane, click the Software Assistant tab. If the navigation pane does not contain a Software Assistant tab, an authorized service provider must update the storage system’s software.3. In the taskbar’s navigation pane, click Install software, and follow the instructions to install the software enabler and perform any necessary post-installation tasks. 22
  25. 25. Install - Step 7 Prepare serverTo prepare the server:• Install any required host bus adapters (HBAs) and their drivers (this page).• Install failover software (such as PowerPath® software) on the servers connected to the storage system (this page).• Install the Navisphere Server Utility and/or Navisphere Host Agent (page 24).• If you installed the SnapView and/or SAN Copy enabler on the storage system, install admsnap and/or admhost software on any hosts that will use SnapView or SAN Copy (page 26).Install HBAs and driversOn each server, install HBAs, the appropriate HBA drivers, and any required driverupdates (such as service packs, hot fixes, or patches). Use the instructions in themanuals that shipped with the HBAs or that are available on the HBA vendor’swebsite. Be sure to reboot the server after the driver installation or driver update iscomplete.Install failover (path management) softwareIf you have path management software other than PowerPath, install it on eachserver as described in the software documentation. If you purchased PowerPath,install it on each server as follows:1. Locate the PowerPath CD and the license key that came with the PowerPath kit. You will need a separate PowerPath kit with its own license for each server.2. Insert the CD into the server’s CD drive to begin the installation.3. For a Windows server, follow the instructions in the installation wizard using the defaults.4. For an AIX, HP-UX, Linux, or Solaris server, use the instructions in the AIX, HP- UX, Linux, or Solaris PowerPath installation guide on the Powerlink site. 23
  26. 26. Install - Step 7 continued Prepare serverInstall the Server Utility or the Host AgentYou will use either the Navisphere Host Agent or the Navisphere Server Utility laterto register the server NICs or HBAs with the storage system. Depending on yourapplication needs, you can install either the Server Utility, Host Agent, or both on aserver. If you install both applications, the registration feature of the Server Utilitywill be disabled and the Host Agent will be used to register the server’s HBAs withthe storage system. If you do not want to install both applications, but want to usesome of the features available in the Server Utility, you may run the Server Utilityfrom the Server Support CD. 24
  27. 27. Install - Step 7 continued Prepare server Table 1 describes the differences between the Host Agent and the Server Utility. Table 1. Differences between the Host Agent and the Server Utility Function Host Agent Server UtilityPushes LUN mapping and OS Yes – LUN mapping No – LUN mapping information is not sent to the storage system.information to the storage information is displayed in Only the host’s name, ID, and IP address are sent to the storagesystem. the Manager UI, next to the system. LUN icon, or with the CLI Note: The text Manually Registered appears next to the using the -lunmapinfo hostname icon in the Manager UI indicating that the Host Agent was command. not used to register this server.Runs automatically to send Yes – No user interaction is Yes (Windows only) – You can control whether server information isinformation to the storage required. automatically sent to the storage system by enabling or disabling thesystem. Registration Servicea feature. It is automatically enabled during the installation of the Server Utility but you can stop the service at anytime through the Services option in the Microsoft UI. Note: Only the host’s name, ID, and IP address are sent to the storage system; LUN mapping information is not sent. No (non-Windows platforms) – You must manually update the information by starting the utility or you can create a script to run the utility. Since you run the Server Utility on demand, you have more control over how often or when the utility is executed.Provides high-availability (HA) No – You can run the Yes – The HA validation feature verifies that failover software isvalidation Server Utility’s HA installed on the server and that working paths exist between the validation feature from the server and each SP in the storage system. CD without having to install the Server Utility.Requires network connectivity Yes – Network connectivity No – LUN mapping information is not sent to the storage system.to the storage system. allows LUN mapping Note: If you are using the Server Utility to upload a high availability information to be available report to the storage system, you must have network connectivity. to the storage system.Requires installation. Yes – You must install the No – You can run the Server Utility from the CD. However, we Host Agent on the server. recommend that you install it on the server. For Windows platforms, you must install the utility to use the Registration Service feature (described above). a. If you install both the Host Agent and the Server Utility, the Sever Utility’s Registration Service feature will not be installed. 25
  28. 28. Install - Step 7 continued Prepare serverIf you have not already installed the Host Agent or the Server Utility, install it now.Use the instructions in the server support products installation guide for theoperating system running on each server you will connect to the storage system.These installation guides are on the Powerlink site and the Documentation andResources for CX3-Series Storage Systems CD.Install admsnap and/or admhost softwareIf you installed the SnapView and/or SAN Copy enabler on the storage system, thenthe servers that use SnapView require admsnap software and the servers that useSAN Copy require the admhost software. Install this software on the appropriateservers from the CLARiiON Core Server Support CD. Use the instructions in the serversupport products installation guide for the operating system running on each serverconnected to the storage system. These installation guides are on the Powerlink siteand the Documentation and Resources for CX3-Series Storage Systems CD. 26
  29. 29. Install - Step 8 Set up switchesIf your configuration includes Fibre Channel switches, install or upgrade any switchsoftware or patches on switches connected to the storage system and the servers. Seethe installation manuals that shipped with the switch or that are available on theswitch vendor’s website. 27
  30. 30. Install - Step 9 Cable storage systemConnect storage-system Fibre Channel data portsUse fiber-optic cables to connect the storage-system data ports to the server’s FibreChannel HBAs or to ports on a Fibre Channel switch that is connected to the server.1. Remove the protective covers from each optical connector on the fiber-optic cable and on the HBA or switch port.2. Plug the cables into the Fibre Channel front-end ports (marked 0 Fibre and 1 Fibre) on the SPs.3. Connect the free end of each fiber-optic cable: a. For a direct connection between the storage system and the server, connect the cable to the server’s HBA. If the HBAs are not yet installed, install them as described in the server and adapter documentation. b. For a switch configuration between the storage system and the server, connect the cable to a Fibre Channel switch port.Applications such as MirrorView/A, MirrorView/S, or SAN Copy software may restrict orrequire the use of certain SP ports. Refer to the application documentation for specific cablinginformation. 1F ibre EMC3459 28
  31. 31. Install - Step 10 Power up Fibre Channel switchesPower up and zone Fibre Channel switchesIf your configuration uses Fibre Channel switches, power them up. If the switches donot have hard-wired zones, zone them now. We recommend that you use single-initiator zoning, which limits a zone to a single HBA port with one or more storage-system SP ports. Make sure that each HBA is zoned to at least one port on each SP. 29
  32. 32. Install - Step 11 Register HBAsOn each server, run either the Server Utility or the Host Agent to register the server’sHBAs with the storage system.To run the Server Utility1. Start the Server Utility: • On an AIX server, enter /usr/lpp/HOSTUTIL/naviserverutil • On an ESX Server, open a console window and enter /opt/Navisphere/bin/naviserverutilcli • On an HP-UX server, open an hpterm window and enter /opt/Navisphere/bin/naviserverutil • On a Linux server, open a console window and enter /opt/Navisphere/bin/naviserverutilcli • On a Solaris server, open a shell window and enter /opt/Navisphere/bin/naviserverutil • On a Windows server, from the toolbar, select Start > Programs > EMC > Navisphere > Navisphere Server Utility2. For an AIX, ESX Server, HP-UX, Linux, or Solaris server: a. If a menu appears, select 1 (Update Server Information). The utility scans and displays a list of all storage systems connected to the server. b. Enter u to register the server with each storage system that the utility found. c. Enter c (cancel) to stop the utility.3. For a Windows server: a. Select Register this server to all connected storage systems, and click Next. b. Click Next to send the server information to the storage system. c. Click Finish to exit the utility. 30
  33. 33. Install - Step 11 continued Register HBAsThe utility sends the initiator records for the HBA initiators in the server to eachstorage system that is connected to the server.To run the Host AgentWhen the Host Agent starts, it registers server Fibre Channel HBAs with any storagesystems that are connected to the HBAs either directly or through Fibre Channelswitches. It does this registration by sending the HBA initiator records to the storagesystems.For certain operating systems, the Host Agent starts automatically when you boot the server.To run the Host Agent, either start or restart (stop and start) it:• On an AIX server: To start the Host Agent, enter re.agent start To stop the Host Agent, enter re.agent stop• On an ESX Server: To start the Host Agent, enter /etc/init.d/naviagent start To stop the Host Agent, enter /etc/init.d/naviagent stop• On an HP-UX server: To start the Host Agent, enter /sbin/init.d/agent start To stop the Host Agent, enter /sbin/init.d/agent stop 31
  34. 34. Install - Step 11 continued Register HBAs• On a Linux server or Linux virtual machine: To start the Host Agent, enter /etc/init.d/naviagent start To stop the Host Agent, enter /etc/init.d/naviagent stop• On a Solaris server or Solaris virtual machine: To start the Host Agent, enter /etc/init.d/agent start To stop the Host Agent, enter /etc/init.d/agent stop• On a Windows Server 2003 or Windows 2000 server, or Windows virtual machine: To start the Host Agent: a. As Administrator or the equivalent, from the desktop, right-click My Computer and select Manage > Services and Applications > Services b. In the Services pane, right-click Navisphere Agent and select Start. To stop the Host Agent: a. As Administrator or the equivalent, from the desktop, right-click My Computer and select Manage > Services and Applications > Services b. In the Services pane, right-click Navisphere Agent and select Stop. 32
  35. 35. Install - Step 12 Verify the storage-system and high-availability configurationCheck storage-system healthTo determine if a storage system’s parts are operating correctly, use the VerifyStorage System wizard, which is part of the Navisphere Service Taskbar.The version of the Navisphere Service Taskbar that you can access may not contain the VerifyStorage System wizard. In this case, an authorized service provider can perform this step.1. If you do not have the Navisphere Service Taskbar running: a. Download the Navisphere Service Taskbar from the CLARiiON tools page on the Powerlink site. Install it on a Windows host on the same network as the storage-system management ports. b. Start the Navisphere Service Taskbar.2. In the taskbar, select the Hardware Maintenance tab. If the navigation pane does not contain a Hardware Maintenance tab, an authorized service provider may run the Storage System Verification wizard.3. In the tab’s navigation pane, select Verify Storage System, and follow the steps in the wizard.4. Enter the IP address or hostname of an SP in the storage system, and follow any instructions.5. Review the report that the wizard generates, and if it lists any problems try to resolve them. The troubleshooting flowcharts for the CX3-series storage system on the Powerlink site may be helpful in resolving problems. 33
  36. 36. Install - Step 12 continued Verify the storage-system and high-availability configurationVerify your high-availability configurationUse the server high-availability feature in the Navisphere Server Utility to verify thatyour Fibre Channel configuration is highly available (each Fibre Channel HBA has atleast one active path to each storage processor), and that path management software,such as PowerPath, is installed and running.On each server that you plan to connect to the storage system:1. Locate the CLARiiON Core Server Support CD that shipped with the storage system and use it to run the Navisphere Server Utility for the server’s operating system. For information on running this utility, refer to the instructions in the appropriate server support products installation guide on the Powerlink site and the Documentation and Resources for CX3-Series Storage Systems CD.2. From the Navisphere Server Utility, select Verify Server High-Availability to generate a report of the host’s environment.3. Review the generated report to confirm that your server configuration is highly available. 34
  37. 37. Install - Step 13 Install CLARalertCLARalert® software monitors your storage system’s operation for error events andautomatically notifies your service provider of any error events.CLARalert software requires:• A monitor station, which is a host running a supported Windows operating system. The monitor station cannot be a server (host connected to storage-system data ports), and it must be on the same network as your storage- system management ports.• A portal system, which is a CX3-series storage system with FLARE OE 03.22.xxx.5.5yy or higher. The CX3-series storage system can be the one you are installing.If you do not have an existing monitor station - You can create a monitor station byinstalling CLARalert software on a Windows host.If you have an existing monitor station running CLARalert software - You canupgrade the CLARalert software on the monitor station.If you have an existing monitor station running Event Monitor - You can installCLARalert software on the monitor station.To install or update CLARalert Remote Services1. From the Windows host that is or will be the monitor station: a. Log in to Powerlink and navigate to the CLARiiON tools page. b. In the install section of this page, click the CLARalert link and run the CLARalert installation wizard. If your Powerlink view does not contain a CLARiiON tools page or a CLARalert link on this page, your service provider can install the CLARalert software.2. Follow the steps in the wizard. Use the information from the completed CLARalert Worksheet in the guide for planning your storage-system configuration. You can generate the worksheet from the plan section of the user customized documentation page for CX3-series storage systems on the Powerlink site, or view it on the Documentation and Resources for CX3-Series Storage Systems CD. 35
  38. 38. Install - Step 14 ConfigureYou are now ready to use Navisphere Manager to define your storage-systemsecurity settings and configure your storage system.If you have only Windows servers connected to your storage system:1. On the Powerlink site, navigate to the customized documentation section for the CX3-series storage systems, and click Install to create an installation document customized for your configuration.2. In your customized document, start with the section on configuring the storage system.If you have an AIX, ESX Server, Linux, HP-UX, or Solaris server connected to thestorage system:1. On the Powerlink site, navigate to the documentation page for your storage- system model and select the section on installation and configuration.2. In this section, select the entry for the Installation Roadmap for CX3-Series, CX- Series, AX-Series, and FC-Series Storage Systems.3. In this document, go the chapter for the operating system running on your server and select the new storage system checklist that is appropriate to your configuration.4. In this checklist, start with the steps for configuring the storage system. 36
  39. 39. If you need helpFor questions about technical support and service, contact your service provider.For questions about upgrades, contact your local sales office. 37

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