Module 5: Windows Host Installation and       Integration for Block                   Upon completion of this module, you ...
Module 5: Host Installation and       Integration - Windows       Lesson 1: Windows                   During this lesson t...
Windows Connectivity – Requirements• One or more VNX storage systems• One or more Windows hosts• Supported HBAs, HBA drive...
Windows Connectivity – LUNs• Check and validate all host to VNX connectivity• Add the LUNs and the Windows host to the Sto...
Emulex HBAnyware Utility – Port Information Tab        VNXSP Ports WWPN’sCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Rese...
HBAnyware Utility – Target Mapping tab      VNX port WWPNsCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved.   Windows...
Qlogic SANsurfer - Information             VNX port WWPNCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved.   Windows H...
Windows Server and FCoE CNA Adapters• FCoE Converged Network    Adapters (CNAs) are similar to    Fibre Channel adapters• ...
Verify Windows Host Connectivity StatusCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved.   Windows Host Installation ...
Windows New Partition Wizard – Basic DisksCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved.   Windows Host Installati...
Windows Volume Wizard – Dynamic DisksCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved.   Windows Host Installation an...
Windows Disk ManagerCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved.   Windows Host Installation and Integration for...
Data Alignment• Alignment of data to LUN structure• Important when OS writes data to beginning of LUN• Misaligned data    ...
Misaligned Windows Blocks                                                     Two elements of 64 KB                   Two ...
Aligning Data with diskpart                   First 5 stripes on a 4+1 R5 LUN                   2,048 sectors (specified w...
Windows Storage Group LUN PresentationCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved.   Windows Host Installation a...
PowerPath – Disk Display                                     Disk paths                                Paths from adapterC...
Windows diskpart Command Line UtilityCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved.   Windows Host Installation an...
VNX iSCSI PortsCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved.   Windows Host Installation and Integration for Bloc...
EMC Unisphere Server Utility - Configuring iSCSiConnectionsCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved.   Window...
Unisphere Server Utility - Discovering iSCSI TargetsCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved.   Windows Host ...
Unisphere Server Utility - iSCSI Targets – LoginCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved.   Windows Host Inst...
Unisphere Server Utility – Connection SuccessCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved.   Windows Host Install...
Unisphere Server Utility - iSCSI Connection TableCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved.   Windows Host Ins...
Windows Connectivity – Best Practices• Use storage system-based RAID• RAID type should be based on Application I/O pattern...
Module Summary• Windows connectivity requirements• FC Host to VNX connectivity• Windows Disk Management• Windows Fibre Cha...
Check Your Knowledge• Where does Windows 2008 automatically align LUN partitions?           256 KB           512 KB     ...
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  • This module covers Window connectivity requirements to VNX arrays including FC hosts, iSCSI hosts and how to manage Windows disks.
  • This lesson demonstrates Windows host integration with a VNX storage system.
  • By launching the SANsurfer utility on the Windows server, the user can determine the types of HBA’s that were discovered as well as the VNX arrays they are attached to. HBA’s can be expanded to view Port information and show the targets of the VNXSP Ports WWPN’s
  • FCoE converged network adapters (CNAs) are similar to Fibre Channel adapters in that they require drivers in order to function in a Windows server. However, because of its ability to converge both Fibre Channel and Ethernet traffic over a single physical link, the adapter will appear to the Windows server as two different pieces of hardware. When viewing the Windows Device Manager, you will see both a QLogic Fibre Channel adapter as well as an Intel 10 Gigabit network adapter available in the system.EMC supports QLogic Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Converged Network Adapter (CNA). FCoE adapters represent a method to converge both Fibre Channel and Ethernet traffic over a single physical link to a switch infrastructure that manages both storage (SAN) and network (IP) connectivity within a single unit. The benefits of FCoE technology become apparent in large data centers:Where dense, rack-mounted and blade server chassis existWhere physical cable topology simplification is a priorityIn virtualized settings, where several physical storage and network links are requiredThe installation of the QLogic FCoE CNA provides the host with an Intel-based 10 Gb Ethernet interface (using the existing in-box drivers), and a QLogic Fibre Channel adapter interface. Upon installation of the proper driver for the FCoE CNA, the Fibre Channel interface will function identically to that of a standard QLogic Fibre Channel HBA. The FCoE CNA simply encapsulates Fibre Channel traffic within Ethernet frames. As such, FC-based content within this guide also applies directly to QLogic FCoE CNAs. In-depth information about FCoE and its supported features and topologies can be found in the "Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)“ chapter of the EMC Networked Storage Topology Guide, available through E-Lab Interoperability Navigator. For CNA configuration procedures, refer to Product Guide called EMC Host Connectivity with Qlogic Fibre Channel and iSCSI Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) and Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) in the Windows Environment.
  • Test the knowledge acquired through this training by answering the questions in this slide. Continue to the next page for the answer key.
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  • 555 vnx unifiedimp_m05 windows host install & int block

    1. 1. Module 5: Windows Host Installation and Integration for Block Upon completion of this module, you should be able to: • Identify Windows connectivity requirements • Describe the Windows data alignment procedure • Configure VNX Fibre Channel connections to a Windows host • Configure VNX iSCSI connections to a Windows host • Configure VNX FCoE connections to a Windows host • Describe VNX best practices for WindowsCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Windows Host Installation and Integration for Block 1
    2. 2. Module 5: Host Installation and Integration - Windows Lesson 1: Windows During this lesson the following topics are covered: • Identify Windows connectivity requirements • Describe the Windows data alignment procedure • Configure VNX Fibre Channel connections to a Windows host • Configure VNX iSCSI connections to a Windows host • Configure VNX FCoE connections to a Windows host • Describe VNX best practices for WindowsCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Windows Host Installation and Integration for Block 2
    3. 3. Windows Connectivity – Requirements• One or more VNX storage systems• One or more Windows hosts• Supported HBAs, HBA drivers, switches and cables• A management station in the environment  Supported host and OS  Supported browser  Supported JRE  Network connectivity to storage systems• Correctly configured switch zoning• Correctly configured networkCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Windows Host Installation and Integration for Block 3
    4. 4. Windows Connectivity – LUNs• Check and validate all host to VNX connectivity• Add the LUNs and the Windows host to the Storage Group• Run Windows Disk Management  Rescan may be required• Write signature on disk (LUN)  Initialize the disks• Run Diskpart to align the data and partition the disk  Windows 2008 automatically aligns partitions at 1 MB• Add drive letter(s)• Create volumes (basic disks)• Copy/verify all information to / on configuration worksheetCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Windows Host Installation and Integration for Block 4
    5. 5. Emulex HBAnyware Utility – Port Information Tab VNXSP Ports WWPN’sCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Windows Host Installation and Integration for Block 5
    6. 6. HBAnyware Utility – Target Mapping tab VNX port WWPNsCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Windows Host Installation and Integration for Block 6
    7. 7. Qlogic SANsurfer - Information VNX port WWPNCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Windows Host Installation and Integration for Block -7
    8. 8. Windows Server and FCoE CNA Adapters• FCoE Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) are similar to Fibre Channel adapters• The adapter will appear to the Windows server as two different pieces of hardware• When viewing the Windows Device Manager, you will see both a Intel 10 Gigabit network adapter adapter as well as a QLogic Fibre Channel available in the systemCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Windows Host Installation and Integration for Block -8
    9. 9. Verify Windows Host Connectivity StatusCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Windows Host Installation and Integration for Block 9
    10. 10. Windows New Partition Wizard – Basic DisksCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Windows Host Installation and Integration for Block 10
    11. 11. Windows Volume Wizard – Dynamic DisksCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Windows Host Installation and Integration for Block 11
    12. 12. Windows Disk ManagerCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Windows Host Installation and Integration for Block 12
    13. 13. Data Alignment• Alignment of data to LUN structure• Important when OS writes data to beginning of LUN• Misaligned data  causes disk crossings  may not allow stripe alignment of large, uncached writesCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Windows Host Installation and Integration for Block 13
    14. 14. Misaligned Windows Blocks Two elements of 64 KB Two elements of 64 KB (with a Windows reserved space) … 63 sectors reserved by 4KB data block Windows 2000/2003 4KB block causing disk crossingCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Windows Host Installation and Integration for Block 14
    15. 15. Aligning Data with diskpart First 5 stripes on a 4+1 R5 LUN 2,048 sectors (specified with 4KB user data block diskpart) reserved by WindowsCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Windows Host Installation and Integration for Block 15
    16. 16. Windows Storage Group LUN PresentationCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Windows Host Installation and Integration for Block 16
    17. 17. PowerPath – Disk Display Disk paths Paths from adapterCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Windows Host Installation and Integration for Block 17
    18. 18. Windows diskpart Command Line UtilityCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Windows Host Installation and Integration for Block - 18
    19. 19. VNX iSCSI PortsCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Windows Host Installation and Integration for Block 19
    20. 20. EMC Unisphere Server Utility - Configuring iSCSiConnectionsCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Windows Host Installation and Integration for Block 20
    21. 21. Unisphere Server Utility - Discovering iSCSI TargetsCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Windows Host Installation and Integration for Block 21
    22. 22. Unisphere Server Utility - iSCSI Targets – LoginCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Windows Host Installation and Integration for Block 22
    23. 23. Unisphere Server Utility – Connection SuccessCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Windows Host Installation and Integration for Block 23
    24. 24. Unisphere Server Utility - iSCSI Connection TableCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Windows Host Installation and Integration for Block 24
    25. 25. Windows Connectivity – Best Practices• Use storage system-based RAID• RAID type should be based on Application I/O pattern• Use basic disks• Leave cache page size at 8 kB in mixed environments• 8 kB page size for MS 2007 Exchange and 16kB for MS 2010 Exchange• Leave element size at 64 kB for VNX LUNS• Align LUN on a 1024 kB boundary with DiskpartCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Windows Host Installation and Integration for Block 25
    26. 26. Module Summary• Windows connectivity requirements• FC Host to VNX connectivity• Windows Disk Management• Windows Fibre Channel access• Windows data alignment procedure• iSCSI Host to VNX connectivity• Host Agent and Server Utility differences• iSCSI connections• Disk for Windows iSCSI access• VNX best practices for WindowsCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Windows Host Installation and Integration for Block 26
    27. 27. Check Your Knowledge• Where does Windows 2008 automatically align LUN partitions?  256 KB  512 KB  1024 KB  2048 KB• Which two VNX software components can be used to register a server’s HBA ?  Host Agent and Unisphere  Server Utility and PowerPath  Host Agent and Server Utility  PowerPath and UnisphereCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Windows Host Installation and Integration for Block 27
    28. 28. Check Your Knowledge - Answers• Where does Windows 2008 automatically align LUN partitions?  256 KB  512 KB  1024 KB ***  2048 KB• Which two VNX software components can be used to register a server’s HBA ?  Host Agent and Unisphere  Host Agent and Server Utility ***  Server Utility and PowerPath  PowerPath and UnisphereCopyright © 2011 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Windows Host Installation and Integration for Block 28

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