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...................................................................................... Preparing LUNs to receive data ....................................................... Zoning the switches......................................... Verifying your failover configuration with PowerPath ........................................ 2 4 9 13 15 20 30 33 34 39 41 43 46 52 57 59 1 ....................................................................................... Installing PowerPath on a server ................................................................................................................................... Connecting Fibre Channel switches to the storage system and server.......... Registering the server with the storage system .. this document is for you.................................... Updating storage-system software... Verifying storage-system health................................................. You can use the procedures in this document to install configurations with a new or existing storage system that you want to connect to a new or existing server..... Installing or updating the HBA driver .............. Before you start .............................. The main topics are Š Š Š Š Š Š Š Š Š Š Š Š Š Š Š Š Terminology.......................... Sending Windows disk information to the storage system ........... Installing the Navisphere Server Utility or Navisphere Host Agent..................................CX3 UltraScale™ Series Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server If you want to install a CX3-40c storage system connected through Fibre Channel switches to a Microsoft Windows® server.......................... Verifying your high-availability configuration .................................................................................. Configuring an existing storage system with Navisphere Manager ........................ Installing CLARalert software ..........................................................................................................................

Each LUN you create is distributed equally across the disks in the RAID group. and control logic that manages the I/O between the server and the disk modules. power supplies. The HBA that was not already installed in the server. memory modules. A LUN looks like an individual disk to the server’s operating system. A grouping of physical disk partitions into one span of disk storage space. A printed-circuit board with processors. A management host may also be a server. and power supplies. A host from which you manage CLARiiON storage systems. Examples of FRUs are disks. A storage system that is already connected to a server and configured for storage. depending on how it is or will be connected to the storage system. The host bus adapter (HBA) that is already installed in a server. A storage-system component that you can add to your storage system or replace in your storage system at your site. memory cards. A set of disks with the same capacity and RAID type on which you create one of more LUNs. A host that is already or will be connected through a switch to the Fibre Channel ports on a CLARiiON storage system. management station server new server existing HBA new HBA existing storage system field-replaceable unit (FRU) storage processor (SP) LUN RAID group 2 Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server . A server that is not already connected to or set up for a CLARiiON storage system. It must be on the same LAN as the storage-system management ports. This computer is called either a management station or a server.Terminology This document uses the following terms: host A computer that is or will be connected to a CLARiiON storage system. A management host may also be a server.

storage group A group of one or more LUNs that you connect to a server to provide the server access to the LUNs. so it is called a dual-SP system. A CX3-series storage system has two SPs. Only the servers connected to a storage group can access the LUNs in the storage group. Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server 3 .

❑ Complete the configuration planning worksheets in the storage-system configuration planning guide or planning worksheets document. use the Navigator drop-down menu at the top right of the Powerlink home page. To access the CLARiiON Tools page. go to Determining if your server has a supported configuration. such as hot fixes or patches. This host can also be 4 Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server . For any installation.com). as described in Verifying a server’s configuration with E-Lab Interoperability Navigator. that is. If you know the revision and patch level of the Windows operating system on the server. page 5 . which shipped with the storage system. it must have all required updates. This server must have a supported server configuration. ❑ A Navisphere® management station with a supported Internet browser for running Navisphere Manager and on the same network as the storage-system management ports. which are in the Documentation/White Paper Library page on the Powerlink® website (http://Powerlink. page 7 . TIP To find this page on the Powerlink website.Before you start ❑ Read the release notes for your storage system. you need ❑ A Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003 host that is or will be a server with Fibre Channel connections to the storage system. installed.EMC. You can generate the latest version of this guide using the user customized documentation link from the CLARiiON Tools page on the Powerlink website or refer to the version on the documentation and resources CD. enter Documentation white paper library in the Powerlink search field. verify that it is a supported server configuration with the E-Lab Interoperability Navigator. To determine if your server has the required configuration.

the server. For supported hosts and browsers, refer to the E-Lab Interoperability Navigator on the Powerlink website. ❑ A Windows host, which is on the same subnet. You can this host:
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As a Navisphere management station To initialize the storage system To run the Navipshere Service Taskbar, which runs only on a Windows host As a CLARalert® monitor station, which must be a Windows host, but cannot be a server (that is, it cannot send I/O to the storage-system data ports).

❑ One or more supported QLogicEmulex Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs), which may already be installed in the server. These adapters must have the latest supported BIOS and driver. For information on supported HBAs, BIOS, and drivers, refer to E-Lab Interoperability Navigator on the Powerlink website.
Never mix Fibre Channel HBAs from different vendors in the same server.

❑ One or more supported Fibre Channel switches, which may already be installed. For information on which switches are supported, refer to E-Lab Interoperability Navigator on the Powerlink website. ❑ An optical cable for each storage-processor (SP) Fibre Channel data port you will use on the storage system. (Each SP has two ports.) These cables may already be connected for a configuration with an existing storage system or server. For cable specifications, refer to the technical specifications for your storage system in the documentation section of the Powerlink website. ❑ A method for writing data to a LUN on the storage system to test the path from a new HBA to the storage system. You can download an I/O simulator (Iometer) from the following website: http://www.iometer.org/.

Determining if your server has a supported configuration
Before you can determine if your server has a supported configuration, you need to know the revision and patch level of the operating system on the server. If you do not know this information, you can generate a server configuration report for your server using the Navisphere
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Server Utility. If you know the revision and patch level of the Windows operating system on the server, verify that it is a supported server configuration with the E-Lab Interoperability Navigator.
If you do not have the server utility installed, run it from the server support CD.

Starting the Navisphere Server Utility You can run the server utility from the server or from the server support CD.
Note: For Windows servers running version 6.20 or later, you must install the utility to use the registration service feature, which automatically updates server information to the storage system.

Starting the Navisphere Server Utility on a Windows server 1. Run the Navisphere Server Utility by clicking Start > Programs > EMC > Navisphere > Navisphere Server Utility. 2. Select your language, if prompted for it.
A text-based version of the utility is installed automatically when you install the utility. To start the text-based version, at a command prompt enter cd C:\Program Files\EMC\Navisphere Server Utility then enter NaviServerUtilCLI.exe.

Starting the Navisphere Server Utility for Windows on the CD 1. Log in to the Windows server as the administrator or someone who has administrative privileges. 2. In the server’s drive, insert the server support CD, which shipped with the storage system. The server support menu opens. If you do not see the server support menu, open it: a. From the Windows taskbar, select Start > Run.

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b. In the Run dialog box, enter the following program name, and then click OK: For CX3-series or CX-series drive:\CXSeries.exe where drive is the letter for the CD drive. 3. From the main menu select Run Products from CD. The RUN PRODUCTS page opens. 4. Select Navisphere Server Utility. Generating a high-availability report for a server 1. In the Navisphere Server Utility dialog box, select Verify Server High-Availability to generate a report of the server’s environment. This option detects if PowerPath or some other failover software, such as DMP, is running. After the verification, the utility generates a summary report and saves it to the server. 2. In the summary report, select the Checklist tab to view the information about the server that you need to compare against the E-Lab Interoperability Navigator information. Verifying a server’s configuration with E-Lab Interoperability Navigator 1. From your web browser, go to the Powerlink website and log in. 2. If you are not registered with Powerlink, register and create a username and password. 3. Select E-Lab Interoperability Navigator from the Tools menu on the right-side of the home page. 4. From the E-Lab Interoperability Navigator page, select Launch E-Lab Interoperability Navigator and then select the Wizards tab. 5. From the drop-down menu, select the CLARiiON Wizards. 6. In Select a wizard, select Host Attach Wizard. 7. For each step of the wizard, provide the requested information based on what is already installed on the server or what you intend to install on the server.
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EMC Support Statements pane appears on the right with information to help you provide the requested information in the additional step. you need to upgrade to a supported version or patch before continuing. a Results link appears on the right. 11. 10. an additional step appears in the wizard and a Results. 12. The Host Attach Wizard only displays options that are supported by EMC.If the configuration you entered is invalid. Close the E-Lab Interoperability Navigator. Compare this report to either the information that you know about your server software or the checklist report you generated using the server utility. 8 Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server . If any of the configuration information on the server utility’s high availability report cannot be found in the wizard. 9. 8. When the Results link appears. If your server software versions and/or patches or hot-fixes are not listed in the Host Attach Wizard report. If the configuration you entered is valid. Print and/or save a copy of the report. then it is not supported. click it to view a report that contains information about the configuration you entered.

Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server 9 . MirrorView™. Updating or patching FLARE OE 1. it does not require a storage processor reboot as the updates of patches to FLARE OE do. or Navisphere Quality of Service Manager software. navigate to the CLARiiON Tools page.EMC. Since a hot fix update is rebootless. On the Powerlink website (http://Powerlink.22 or higher to a higher version Patch the existing FLARE OE version Apply a hot fix to the existing FLARE OE version A hot fix is a self-contained rebootless non-disruptive upgrade package that fixes a critical issue with the storage system. To access the CLARiiON Tools page. use the Navigator drop-down menu at the top right of the Powerlink home page.com). Before you start To upgrade the FLARE OE or a software enabler on a storage system. you need: ❑ A windows host that is connected to the Internet and on the same LAN as the management ports on the storage system. or SAN Copy™. Analyzer™.Updating storage-system software This document describes how to upgrade the FLARE® operating environment (OE) on a storage system in the following ways: Š Š Š Update FLARE OE from version 03.com).EMC. ❑ An account on the Powerlink® website (http://Powerlink. Š Install an enabler for optional SnapView™.

On the CLARiiON Tools page navigation pane. If the CLARiiON Tools page navigation pane does not have a CLARiiON Software Update (Hot Fix) option. select Notify your service provider with updated storage system configuration information. If the CLARiiON Tools page navigation pane does not have a CLARiiON Software Update (Standard) option. Follow the recommended steps on the CLARiON Software Update (Hot Fix) page.2. 10 Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server . 4. To access the CLARiiON Tools page. navigate to the CLARiiON Tools page. Applying a FLARE OE hot fix 1. 2. On the CLARiiON Tools page navigation pane. use the Navigator drop-down menu at the top right of the Powerlink home page. you use the Navisphere Service Taskbar (NST). 3. Follow the recommended steps on the CLARiiON Software Update (Standard) page.EMC. select Notify your service provider with updated storage system configuration information. When the installation is complete. contact your service provider. and click Finish. Installing a software enabler using the Navisphere Service Taskbar To install a software enabler. When the installation is complete. click CLARiiON Software Update tools and then CLARiiON Software Update (Standard). 3.com). 4. On the Powerlink website (http://Powerlink. click CLARiiON Software Update tools and then CLARiiON Software Update (Hot Fix). contact your service provider. and click Finish.

other applications that require this version may not work properly. 3. Select Yes to continue or No to quit the installation. or the CLARiiON Software Update page.exe file. CLARiiON Maintenance Tools page. Note: To access the CLARiiON Tools page. Š If the server is running a later version of the JRE.Downloading and installing the Navisphere Service Taskbar Download the Navisphere Service Taskbar (NST) from a link on the CLARiiON Tools page of the Powerlink website. and if necessary. 1. After you accept the license agreement. double-click the setup_NST. 4. On the CLARiiON Tools page on the Powerlink website. In the folder where you saved the NST. Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server 11 . Important: If you select Yes. the NST may not work properly with a later JRE version. and manually remove the later version of the JRE. If you select No. When the installation is complete. select Navisphere Service Taskbar and select the option to save the software to your host or management station. use the Navigator drop-down menu at the top right of the Powerlink home page. click Done. The installation wizard prompts you to download and install the later version of the JRE from the Sun website. click Run to start the InstallAnywhere wizard. select Yes when asked if you want to continue with the installation. Š If the server is running an earlier version of the JRE. the installation wizard asks if you want to continue with the installation. the wizard verifies that the server is running the supported Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version. 2. You may also be able to download the NST from a link on the CLARiiON Installation Tools page. Follow the instructions that appear.

and insert it into a drive on the host from which you are running the Navisphere Service Taskbar. click Install software. In the taskbar’s navigation pane. 2. and follow the instructions to install the software enabler and perform any necessary post-installation tasks. Start the Navisphere Service Taskbar by doing either one of the following: Š Š Click the Navisphere Service Taskbar icon on your desktop. In the assistant’s navigation pane. or Select Start > Programs > EMC > Navisphere > Navisphere Service Taskbar version > Navisphere Service Taskbar version 3. 12 Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server . Locate the software enabler CD that shipped in the software kit. 4.Installing a software enabler 1. click the Software Assistant tab. an authorized service provider must install the enabler. If the navigation pane does not contain a Software Assistant tab.

to the server’s operating system that are required for the HBA driver version you are installing. The Emulex website is: http://www.com/support/oem_emc. For information on any required updates. The HBA driver is also on the installation CD that ships with the HBA. refer to one of the following: z z E-Lab Interoperability Navigator on the Powerlink website The HBA vendor’s website Installing the HBA driver 1. This version may not be the latest supported version.Installing or updating the HBA driver The server must run a supported HBA driver. After installing any updates.emulex. For information on the supported HBA drivers. The QLogic website is: http://support. such as hot fixes or service packs. ❑ Any updates.htm. 2.com/ts/docoem/framemc. refer to the E-Lab Interoperability Navigator on the Powerlink website.asp. Before you start To complete this procedure.qlogic. Install any updates. such as hot fixes or service packs to the server’s operating system that are required for the HBA driver version you will install. EMC recommends that you install the latest supported version of the driver. reboot the server. You can download the latest supported version and instructions for installing the HBA driver from the vendor’s website. Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server 13 . you will need: ❑ The latest version of the supported HBA driver.

4. Reboot the server when the installation program prompts you to reboot. 5. If the installation program did not prompt you to reboot. Install the driver following the instructions on the HBA vendor’s website.3. then reboot the server when the driver installation is complete. 14 Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server .

and supports non-disruptive (online) upgrades of storage-system software. PowerPath SE ships in the utility kit for your server and does not require a license. PowerPath 4. Basic failover protects against SP and back-end storage-system failures.6 does not support Windows 2000. and supports non-disruptive (online) upgrades of storage-system software. Full failover manages the I/O paths between the server and the storage system. PowerPath SE PowerPath SE provides basic failover features for storage-system configurations in which the server has only one HBA connected to a storage system through a switch and exactly one path zoned to each SP in the storage system.Installing PowerPath on a server Two versions of PowerPath® are available for your server — PowerPath SE or full PowerPath. It does not protect against HBA or switch fabric failovers. PowerPath PowerPath provides full failover for any storage-system configuration. HBA failovers. PowerPath also provides I/O load balancing. It protects against back-end storage-system failures. and switch fabric failovers. Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server 15 .

Insert the PowerPath installation CD in the server’s CD drive. 2. Select Run this program from its current location (or similar message depending on your browser) and click OK. 1. When the Getting Started page appears. click the appropriate link in the Installation section for the server’s operating system. This is necessary to maintain the integrity of the system and user data while low level disk drivers are installed or upgraded. you will need to: ❑ Locate the PowerPath for Windows CD in the utility kit (PowerPath SE) or the PowerPath kit.Before you start To complete this procedure. To find this document on the Powerlink website. locate the PowerPath license key card in the PowerPath kit. ❑ If you are installing full PowerPath (not PowerPath SE). either browse to or enter the name of the appropriate installation program below and click OK. b. If autoplay is not enabled on the server. For information on integrating PowerPath into an existing MSCS cluster. 3. If autoplay is enabled on your server.0. b. select Start > Run. Failure to do so could result in data loss or corruption of data. start the installation as follows: a. enter PowerPath for Windows in the Powerlink search field. Installing PowerPath on a Windows server ! CAUTION Close all host applications before installing or upgrading to PowerPath 5. In the Run window. 16 Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server . start the installation as follows: a. refer to the PowerPath for Windows Installation and Administrator’s Guide in the PowerPath section on the Powerlink website. On the Windows taskbar.

right-click My Computer and select Manage. click Next. View the System Type option. In the setup wizard Welcome window. select Next (you cannot connect any third-party storage systems to the server). Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server 17 .y. enter your name and organization and click Next.exe where: d is the CD drive letter x. If you do not know whether your Windows 2003 Server is 32-bit or 64-bit. 4. In the Customer Information dialog box. enter d:\2003\EMCPP.W2003_32.W2003. If IA64 or AMD64 is displayed.y.64. Alternatively. In the CLARiiON AX-Series window.W2000. In the Choose Language Setup window.For Windows 2000. select the language you want for this installation and click OK.exe For 32-bit Windows Server 2003. If the Custom Setup dialog box opens. you have a 32-bit system.y. you have a 64-bit system. 5.exe For 64-bit Windows Server 2003.z. enter d:\2000\EMCPP.GA. Select System Information > System Summary. double-click the platform-specific .GA.z is the revision of PowerPath on the CD.GA.x.x. enter d:\2003\EMCPP.y. select No and click Next.z.z. 6.x. 7. If x86 is displayed. 8.exe icon in the appropriate directory on the CD.

! CAUTION If you want to specify another directory. including the dashes. EmcLicTool. and certain numbers and letters are interchangeable. 10. 0. 12. If the EMC Licensing Tool is displayed. and click Add and then OK. 5. You must have Internet Explorer 5. S.chm. 13. consult the online help file by pressing F1 from the EMC Licensing Tool. enter your 24-digit registration number in the License Key field. click Install. the License Key field accepts either uppercase or lowercase letters. If the Destination Folder dialog box opens. click Next to install PowerPath in the default directory. When the setup wizard asks whether you want to reboot the host. Specifically. the following PowerPath Administrator icon appears on the Windows taskbar: For information on using PowerPath. PowerPath will not function correctly if it is installed in this directory. 11. click Yes. To reduce common typographical errors. If you have additional questions about entering licenses. In the Ready to Install the Program dialog box. click Finish. 1. When PowerPath is installed. refer to PowerPath in Action in the PowerPath section on the Powerlink website. In the InstallShield Wizard Completed dialog box.0 or higher to view these files. you may still view the help file. and B is equivalent to entering the numbers. and 8. Type the registration number. do not specify the Windows System directory for your system (specified by the %SYSTEMROOT% environmental variable). entering the alphabetic letters O. 18 Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server . directly from the \help folder on the PowerPath installation CD. 9. I. If you do not have this browser installed. exactly as written on the card you received with the software.

TIP To find this document on the Powerlink website. install it. as described in the readme file that accompanies the patch. Installing a PowerPath patch Check the downloads and patches section on the Powerlink website for a patch to the version of PowerPath that you just installed. Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server 19 . If such a patch is available. enter PowerPath in action in the Powerlink search field.

22. Important: Depending on the revision of the server utility. Table 1 describes the differences between the host agent and the server utility on a server attached to a storage system.22.20 of the server utility.Installing the Navisphere Server Utility or Navisphere Host Agent You must install the Navisphere Server Utility or Navisphere Host Agent on each server connected to the storage system. During the installation. you must install revision 6. If you want to install both applications. However. you could not install the host agent and server utility on the same server. server utility. you can install the host agent. The registration feature of the server utility will be disabled and the host agent will be used to register the server’s HBAs to the storage system. If you do not want to install both applications. you can run the server utility from the server support CD. the server utility automatically registers the server’s HBAs with the storage system. or both on an attached server. if you do not disable the Registration Service option (it is enabled by default). 20 Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server . some of the features listed in Table 1 may not be available. Note: Prior to revision 6. Determining whether to install the host agent or server utility Depending on your application needs. you could install them on different servers that are connected to the same storage system. but want to use some of the features available in the server utility.20 or later of the server utility either before or after you install the host agent.

Yes – Network connectivity allows LUN mapping information to be available to the storage system. CX3-series and CX-series storage systems No – LUN mapping information is not sent to the storage system. This feature is automatically enabled during the installation of the server utility. you must have network connectivity. and IP address are sent to the storage system. ID. Yes – No user interaction is required. Only the server’s name. CX3-series and CX-series storage systems Yes – The HA validation feature verifies that failover software is installed on the server and that working paths exist between the server and each SP in the storage system. Note that only the server’s name. Host agent Differences between the host agent and the server utility Server utility CX3-series and CX-series storage systems No – LUN mapping information is not sent to the storage system. CX3-series and CX-series storage systems Yes – You can control whether server information is automatically sent to the storage system by enabling or disabling the registration service feature (see note at the end of the table). Note: The text Manually Registered appears next to the hostname icon in the Manager UI indicating that the host agent was not used to register this server. but you can stop the service at anytime through the services option in the Microsoft user interface. Provides high-availability (HA) validation No – You can run the server utility’s HA validation feature from the CD without having to install the server utility. ID. Yes – LUN mapping information is displayed in the Manager UI next to the LUN icon or with the CLI using the -lunmapinfo command.Table 1 Function Pushes LUN mapping and OS information to the storage system. Note that if you are using the server utility to upload a high availability report to the storage system. Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server 21 . Requires network connectivity to the storage system. Runs automatically to send information to the storage system. LUN mapping information is not sent. and IP address are sent to the storage system.

do the following: a. 3. To download the software for CX3–series or CX-series storage systems. Select the appropriate Navisphere Host Agent version to download and select the option to save the software to your server. Before you start To complete this procedure. On the Powerlink website. In the directory where you saved the software. Installing the Navisphere Host Agent on a Windows server EMC recommends that you install the most recent version of the Navisphere Host Agent software that is appropriate for your configuration. 2. However. the server utility’s registration service feature will not be installed. c. 1.20 or later of the server utility (the order of which does not matter). If you are running a version prior to 6. the CD may not contain the most recent version for your configuration.26 of the host agent. Host agent Yes – You must install the host agent on the server. you must remove it before continuing with the installation. Log in to the Windows server as the administrator or a user who has administrative privileges.Function Requires installation. double-click the executable file to start the installation wizard. 22 Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server . Note: If you install both the host agent and revision 6.20 of the server utility. select Support > Software Downloads and Licensing and navigate to the CLARiiON Navisphere Host Agent/ CLI download section for Windows.22. you could not install the host agent and server utility on the same server. Prior to revision 6. Server utility CX3-series and CX-series storage systems No – You can run the server utility from the CD. b. however. we recommend that you install it on the server. You can also install the software from the server support CD (any storage system). you need the server support CD that shipped with the storage system.22. You must install the utility to use the registration service feature (described above). You can download the most recent version from either the software download page on the Powerlink website (CX3–series and CX-series) or on the support website (AX-series storage systems).

Follow the instructions on the installation screens to install the Navisphere Host Agent. Only users logged in as listed in the Privileged User List can send CLI commands to the storage system. To install the software from the server support CD (any storage system). The Navisphere Host Agent software is installed on the Windows server. then a host agent configuration file already exists on the server from a previous agent installation. enter the following program name for CX3-series storage systems. Select Use Existing File to use this configuration file or select Browse to use a different file. The host agent configuration file contains a list of login names for this server. c.exe where drive is the letter for the CD drive. The INSTALL PRODUCTS page opens. which shipped with the storage system. Once the Navisphere Host Agent installation is complete. and then click OK: drive:\CXSeries. If you do not see the server support menu: Š Š From the Windows taskbar. select Start > Run. In the server’s drive. the software is installed in the drive:\Program Files\EMC\Navisphere Agent directory on Windows Server 2003 (32-bit) or Windows 2000 systems or the drive:\Program Files (x86)\EMC\Navisphere Agent directory on Windows Server 2003 (64-bit) systems. 6. If you selected the default destination folder. In the Run dialog box. b. From the main menu select Install Products on Server. perform one of the following: Š If the Config File field contains a file entry. insert the server support CD. the Initialize Privileged User List dialog box is displayed. Select Navisphere Host Agent. 23 Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server . 5. In the Initialize Privileged User List dialog.4. do the following: a. The server support menu opens.

log in as the administrator or the equivalent. a host agent configuration file does not exist on the server. click Yes. Under System Name.Š If Config File field does not contain a file entry. enter the person’s account username. and click Remove. 7. Stop the agent: Š At the Windows server. Administrator. To add a user to the list Š Š Š Click Add to open the Add Privileged User dialog box. The program saves the host agent configuration file with the new privileged user entries and starts the host agent. In the Add Privileged User dialog box. 9. Select Create/Overwrite File and browse to the file agent. under User Name. Host4) and click OK. for example. restore the event monitor configuration from a previously copied Navimon. You will then need to add users to the Privileged User List (login names for this server). A command line window opens indicating that the host agent service is starting. If you updated the host agent and were using event monitor. Note: There must be at least one entry in the Privileged User List or an error message will appear. If you are prompted to reboot the server. To remove a privileged user from the list Select the privileged username. Click OK to save the new privileged user list and/or the new configuration file. 24 Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server . enter the name of the host running Navisphere Manager (for example. Only users logged in as listed in the Privileged User List can send CLI commands to the storage system. In the Navisphere Agent Setup dialog box.cfg file: a.config. 10. 8. click Finish.

log in as the administrator or the equivalent. click Yes. c.txt file to ensure that the agent finds the correct NIC card. b. The host agent will now start automatically at system startup. right-click My Computer and select: Manage > Services and Applications > Services The Services pane opens. z z Select the General tab. Move or copy the saved Navimon.Š From the desktop. right-click My Computer and select Manage > Services and Applications > Services The Services pane opens. right-click Navisphere Agent and select Stop. 11. and close the Services pane or dialog box. Š Š In the Services pane. Š Š In the Services pane. If you want the host agent to start automatically at system startup: z Right-click Navisphere Agent and select Properties. select Automatic. From the desktop. If you have a multihomed host (multiple NIC cards installed on the host). Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server 25 . If asked to confirm your request to stop the agent service. Click Done to exit the installation wizard. In Startup Type. create an agentID. 12. It may take a few minutes for the host agent to start if either applications are using the storage system or the SP event log is large and the host agent configuration file is not set up. right-click Navisphere Agent and select Start. The Navisphere Agent Properties dialog box opens. Start the agent: Š Š At the Windows server.cfg to the real Navimon.cfg file. Š Close Computer Management.

111. b.222. HBA1/NIC1 with IP address 192. the cursor will be on a third line but this line should not contain any text.txt file.3 Note: The agentID.111.111. d. you need to configure the host agent to bind to a specific NIC.mydomain. binds to the first NIC in the host. delete or rename it. c. and you want the host agent to use NIC 2. the host agent. a. You do this by setting up an agentID. When you install Navisphere Host Agent on a multihomed host.2 and HBA2/NIC2 with IP address 192. with no special formatting: First line: Fullyqualified hostname of the host Second line: IP address of the HBA/NIC port that you want Navisphere agent to use For example. create a file named agentID.com 192. it is physically connected to multiple data links that can be on the same or different networks.txt file should contain only these two lines. for the host agent to successfully register with the desired CLARiiON storage system.222.com and your host contains two HBAs/NICs. without any formatting.222. Both lines should end with a carriage return. If your host is multihomed.Note: A multihomed host machine has multiple IP addresses connected to networks.txt file. by default. The first line should contain the hostname and the second line should contain the IP address of the HBA/NIC port as described above. if your host is named host28 on the domain mydomain. Add the following two separate lines to the agentID. Using a text editor that does not add special formatting.txt file is present in the C:/ProgramFiles/EMC/Navisphere Agent directory. 26 Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server .3. Save the agentID. If a HostIdFile. As a result.txt (case sensitive) in the directory C:/ProgramFiles/EMC/Navisphere Agent.txt as follows: host28.txt file. you would configure agentID.

verify that the host agent is using the correct IP address that is entered in the agentID. If you installed the host agent from the CD.6 or later. 2. Verify that Navisphere Agent is installed using the Add/Remove Programs dialog box. verify that the host IP address is the same as the IP address that you entered in the agentID. You should see the IP address that is entered in the agentID. Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server 27 . do the following: a. View the new HostIdFile. which may be in either the CLARiiON Navisphere Server Utility section or the CLARiiON Navisphere Manager section. Restart the host agent. however.22.txt file by doing one of the following: Š In Navisphere Manager. close the server support menu by selecting Main Menu and then Exit.e. the agentID. select Support > Software Downloads and Licensing and navigate to the Navisphere Server Utility download section. Installing the Navisphere Server Utility on a Windows server EMC recommends that you install the most recent version of the Navisphere Server Utility software that is appropriate for your configuration. f. Important: If you are running PowerPath 4. the CD may not contain the most recent version for your configuration. Once the host agent has restarted.txt file is configured correctly. If the address is the same. You can now remove the CD from the server’s CD drive. You can download the most recent version from either the software download page on the Powerlink website (CX3–series and CX-series) or on the support website (AX-series storage systems).txt file. 1. Log in to the Windows server as the administrator or someone who has administrative privileges.txt file.20 or later of the Navisphere Server Utility. 14. On the Powerlink website.txt file. To download the software for CX3–series or CX-series storage systems. you must install version 6. Š 13. You can also install the software from the server support CD (any storage system).

Follow the instructions on the installation screens and accept all the defaults. click Install Products on Server. 28 Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server .exe where drive is the letter for the CD drive. From the main menu. c. if prompted for it. which shipped with the storage system.b. From the Install Products menu. insert the server support CD. follow these steps to open it: Š Š From the Windows taskbar. 3. do the following: a. double-click the executable file to start the installation wizard. If you do not see the server support menu. Select the appropriate Navisphere Server Utility version to download and select the option to save the software to your server. Select your language. 4. and then click OK: For CX3-series or CX-series drive:\CXSeries. In the directory where you saved the software. To install the software from the server support CD (any storage system). d. b. In the server’s drive. The server support menu opens. click Navisphere Server Utility to open the installation wizard. c. enter the following program name. select: Start > Run In the Run dialog box.

8.If you do not have the host agent installed.20 or later of the server utility. You can now remove the CD from the server’s CD drive. click Yes. The Registration Service feature automatically registers the server’s HBAs with the storage system after the installation and updates server information to the storage system whenever the server configuration changes (for example. If you are prompted about updating information when the server starts. do not disable the Registration Service feature (it is enabled by default). Prior to revision 6. click Yes. you could not install both applications on the same server.22. If you are prompted to reboot the server.22. 6. If you have the host agent installed and you are installing revision 6. 7. If you installed the server utility from the CD. click Done to exit the wizard.20 of the server utility. when you mount new volumes or create new partitions). Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server 29 . the server utility’s Registration Service feature will be disabled by default and we recommend that you do not install it. 5. When the installation is complete. close the server support menu by selecting Main Menu and then Exit.

Place the cables where no one can step on them or roll equipment over them.Connecting Fibre Channel switches to the storage system and server Use optical cables to connect switch ports to storage-system Fibre Channel data ports (labeled 4 Fibre and 5 Fibre on each SP) and to server HBA ports. lay the cable in place or pull only a few feet at a time. connect one Fibre port on SP A to one switch and one Fibre port on SP B to another switch port. you will need an optical cable for each switch port you will use. Handling optical cables Optical cables are susceptible to damage. instead. so take the following precautions when handling them: Š Š Š Š Š Keep the covers on all optical cables until you are ready to insert them. Do not use optical cables to support weight (including their own unsupported weight if they are long). Applications such as MirrorView™/A. Cabling the Fibre Channel switch to the storage system (if necessary) For highest availability with a multiple-HBA server. Before you start To complete this procedure. Refer to the application documentation for specific cabling information. If you need to make a 90º bend. MirrorView/S. Do not pull long runs of cable. 30 Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server . or SAN Copy™ software may restrict or require the use of certain SP ports. Specifications for the optical cables that connect the switch to the storage system are in the storage system’s technical specifications in the documentation section of Powerlink. Avoid tight bends. do it over 6 to 12 inches.

Customer-installable switches are easily configured.” you can connect the Fibre ports only to ports 0 and 4 and HBAs only to ports 1–3 and 5–15. and plug the cable into the switch port. Remove the protective covers from the Fibre connector on the SP and from the free end of the optical cable. For each Fibre port that you want to connect to the switch: 1. 2. For highest availability with one of these “hard zoned” switches and a multiple-HBA server. to use only ports 0 and 4 for SP connections and only ports 1-3 and 5-15 for HBA connections. With switches set up in such “hard zones. 1F ibre EMC3459 Figure 1 Connecting optical cables from the switch to the Fibre Channel front-end ports Cabling the Fibre Channel switch to the server 1. For each switch port that you want to connect to the server: a. Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server 31 . and plug the cable into the Fibre connector (Figure 1). connect either Fibre port on SP A to switch port 0 and either FE port on SP B to switch port 4. Remove the protective covers from the HBA port connector on the server and from one end of the optical cable. Remove the protective cover from the optical connector on the switch port that you will use and from one end of the optical cable. Some are preconfigured. and plug the cable into the HBA connector.

b. 2. 32 Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server . For a hard-zoned switch. and plug the cable into the switch port. power it up. you must use these ports in order from 1-3. 5-15. If the switch is not already powered up. Remove the protective covers from the free end of the optical cable and from the lowest-numbered unused switch port (for hard–zoned switch ports 1-3 and 5-15).

For information on the supported switch firmware versions. install this software from the switch vendor’s website. 1. 4. Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server 33 . run the zoning wizard and select the zone configuration that is applicable to the way that you connected the storage-system Fibre ports and the server HBA ports to the switch. Locate the zoning wizard CD that shipped with the switch.Zoning the switches You must use switch management software to update switch software and zone switches that are not hard zoned. 2. If the switches are not running the most recent supported firmware version. Connect the switch management ports to the network from which you will manage the switches. see the E-Lab Interoperability Navigator on Powerlink. 3. Using the instructions provided with the CD.

right-click Navisphere Agent and select Start. select Automatic. At the Windows server. From the desktop. Right-click Navisphere Agent and select Properties. The host agent will now start automatically at system startup. or from the server support CD. In the Services pane. Select the General tab. which shipped with the storage system. If you want the host agent to start automatically at system startup: a. Close Computer Management. 2. 3. It may take a few minutes for the host agent to start if either applications are using the storage system or the SP event log is large and the host agent configuration file is not set up. Running the Navisphere Host Agent on a Windows server 1. d. In Startup Type. b. 34 Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server . if you installed the utility on the server. right-click My Computer and select: Manage > Services and Applications > Services The Services pane opens.Registering the server with the storage system Run the Navisphere Server Utility or Navisphere Host Agent on each server connected to the storage system to register the server’s HBAs with the storage system. The Navisphere Agent Properties dialog box opens. 4. c. Running the Navisphere Server Utility for Windows You can run the Navisphere Server Utility for Windows from the server. log in as the administrator or the equivalent. When the host agent starts it sends the server’s name and IP address to each storage system connected to the server.

Starting the Navisphere Server Utility for Windows on the CD 1. In the server’s drive. select Start > Run. which shipped with the storage system. In the Run dialog box. Select Navisphere Server Utility. Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server 35 . From the main menu select Run Products from CD. open it: a. Log in to the Windows server as the administrator or someone who has administrative privileges. b. at a command prompt enter cd C:\Program Files\EMC\Navisphere Server Utility then enter NaviServerUtilCLI. From the Windows taskbar. enter the following program name. 2. Registering the server using the Navisphere Server Utility for Windows Note: If the host agent is running.exe where drive is the letter for the CD drive. if prompted for it. and then click OK: For CX3-series or CX-series drive:\CXSeries. Select your language. A text-based version of the utility is installed automatically when you install the utility. The server support menu opens. 4. If you do not see the server support menu. The RUN PRODUCTS page opens.exe. 2. 3.Starting the Navisphere Server Utility on a Windows server 1. To start the text-based version. stop the host agent service. Run the Navisphere Server Utility by clicking Start > Programs > EMC > Navisphere > Navisphere Server Utility. insert the server support CD.

Netscape. it does not automatically perform a scan. 2. 4. and you must click Rescan. Once the server has storage on the storage system. enter the IP address of an SP or server that has the most recent version of the FLARE Operating Environment (OE) installed. The utility sends the server’s name and WWN of the HBA to each storage system. If you stopped the host agent. In the Navisphere Server Utility dialog box. Verifying HBA registration Use Navisphere Manager to verify if a server’s HBAs are registered with the server. the utility also sends the device name and volume or file system information for each LUN in the storage system that the server sees. Starting Navisphere Manager 1. Log in to a host (which can be a server) that is connected through a network to the storage system’s management ports and that has an Internet browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer. 3. Start the browser.1. The HBA should appear once for every SP port it is connected to. 3. 36 Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server . In the browser window. Click Finish to exit the utility. restart it. or Mozilla. 2. Click Next to register the server with the storage system. A dialog box opens that requests your username and password. Locate the WWN of the HBA you just installed. select Register this server to all connected storage systems. If the utility is already running. The utility automatically scans for all connected storage systems and lists them under Connected Storage Systems.

Hosts tree – Displays a host icon for each server connected to any storage system in this domain. refer to the “Troubleshooting Flowcharts” section on the CLARiiON tools page on the Powerlink website. right-click the icon for the storage system for which you want to verify HBA registration. Verify that the server to SP port connection is displayed as Yes under the Logged In and Registered columns. Reporting. Enter the username and password for the account you want to use. Storage systems that do not belong to the domain. but are physically connected to a storage system that does belong. The Connectivity Status dialog box opens. When you select a tab. The Navisphere Manager main window opens with a navigation pane on the left that contains the Navisphere Task Bar and an Enterprise Storage window on the right. Replication. it displays one or more icons for starting the wizards. From the Navisphere Manager Storage tree.If you do not have a supported version of the JRE installed. If not. and click Connectivity Status. 2. Service. Verifying HBA registration using Navisphere Manager 1. The Navisphere Task Bar consists of the following tabs: Storage Management. Monitors tree – Displays a monitor icon for: z z Every monitored storage system in the domain. 4. An example is a SAN Copy destination storage system. you will be directed to the Sun website where you can select a supported version to download. Monitoring. The Enterprise Storage window contains tabs for the following trees: Š Š Š Storage tree – Displays a storage-system icon for every storage system in this domain. Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server 37 .

Note: To access the CLARiiON Tools page. use the Navigator drop-down menu at the top right of the Powerlink home page. 38 Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server . Once all HBAs belonging to a server are registered. you can assign the server to storage groups.

select the Hardware Maintenance tab. If you do not have a Windows management station. Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server 39 . use the Navigator drop-down menu at the top right of the Powerlink home page. use the Navigator drop-down menu at the top right of the Powerlink home page. To access the CLARiiON Tools page.Verifying storage-system health Use the storage system verification wizard that is part of the Navisphere Service Taskbar to: Š Š Š Š Validate the connectivity of the storage-system hardware components Check back-end functionality Check the status of all field-replaceable units Analyze storage-system logs You download the NST from a link on the CLARiiON Tools page of the Powerlink website to a Windows management station that is connected to the storage-system’s management ports. or Select Start > Programs > EMC > Navisphere > Navisphere Service Taskbar version > Navisphere Service Taskbar version 2. Download and install the Navisphere Service Taskbar from the CLARiiON Tools page on the Powerlink website to a Windows management station that is connected to the storage-system’s management ports. your service provider may run this wizard. If you do not have the Navisphere Service Taskbar running: a. Start the Navisphere Service Taskbar by doing one of the following: Š Š Click the Navisphere Service Taskbar icon on your desktop. b. In the taskbar’s navigation pane. To access the CLARiiON Tools page. 1.

select Verify Storage System. Review the report that the wizard generates. and follow any instructions. If the Navisphere Connections window opens.3. 4. 5. and if it lists any problems try to resolve them. enter the IP address or hostname of an SP in the storage system whose health you want to check. 40 Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server . see the troubleshooting flowcharts for the CX3-series storage system on the CLARiiON Tools page of the Powerlink website. For assistance in resolving any problems. In the tab’s navigation pane.

insert the server support CD. If you do not see the server support menu. Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server 41 . A text-based version of the utility is installed automatically when you install the utility. at a command prompt enter cd C:\Program Files\EMC\Navisphere Server Utility then enter NaviServerUtilCLI.exe. Path management software is installed and running on the server. 2. if prompted for it. 2. which shipped with the storage system. open it: a. each Fibre Channel HBA has at least one active path to each storage processor). locate the server support CD. In the server’s drive. Run the Navisphere Server Utility by clicking Start > Programs > EMC > Navisphere > Navisphere Server Utility. which shipped with the storage system. Starting the Navisphere Server Utility for Windows on the CD 1. Š Before you start If the Navisphere Server Utility is not installed on the server. The server support menu opens. Log in to the Windows server as the administrator or someone who has administrative privileges. Select your language. Starting the Navisphere Server Utility on a Windows server 1. select Start > Run.Verifying your high-availability configuration Use the server high-availability feature in the Navisphere Server Utility to verify the following for each server in a high-availability configuration with the storage system: Š Your Fibre Channel configuration is highly available (that is. From the Windows taskbar. To start the text-based version.

4. In the Navisphere Server Utility dialog box. From the main menu select Run Products from CD. The RUN PRODUCTS page opens. 42 Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server . such as DMP. Review the generated report to confirm that your server configuration is highly available. 3. select Verify Server High-Availability to generate a report of the server’s environment. make it so before continuing. and then click OK: For CX3-series or CX-series drive:\CXSeries. Select Navisphere Server Utility. After the verification. 2.exe where drive is the letter for the CD drive. If the server configuration is not highly available. This option detects if PowerPath or some other failover software. enter the following program name. 3. In the Run dialog box. the utility generates a summary report and saves it to the server. Using the server utility to verify your high-availability configuration 1. is running.b.

The centralized monitoring environment is a monitoring environment option for Event Monitor. During the CLARalert installation. you designate the monitor station and portal system to configure your centralized monitoring environment. CLARalert uses a centralized monitoring environment.Installing CLARalert software CLARalert® software monitors your storage system’s operation for error events and automatically notifies your service provider of any error events. The Documentation/White Paper Library has the most recent version. Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server 43 . use the Navigator drop-down menu at the top right of the Powerlink home page. You can later add storage systems to your centralized monitoring environment using Navisphere Manager. see the Navisphere Manager help. For more information. To access the CLARiiON Tools page. which is in the Navisphere Manager UI or the Documentation/White Paper Library on the Powerlink website. If the CLARiiON Tools page does not contain a CLARalert link. The storage system that you designate as a portal system during CLARalert installation is automatically added to the list of monitored storage systems. which is a feature of the Navisphere Manager application. CLARalert is available from the CLARiiON Tools page on the Powerlink website. In a centralized monitoring environment you designate a monitor station to monitor the events of storage systems you specify. your service provider can install the CLARalert software.

CLARalert is installed on and runs on the monitor station. supply a different one. For supported versions. The monitor station cannot be a server (host connected to storage-system data ports). which is a host running a supported Windows operating system. You can verify the IP address in the wizard and. CLARalert integrates with WebEx. ❑ A portal system. Refer to the EMC CLARalert Release Notes for the most current CLARalert environment and system requirements. refer to the EMC CLARalert Release Notes. if required. CLARalert installation requires: ❑ A monitor station. For required versions.com for more information on WebEx. the wizard automatically installs the email notification service. You must also supply login credentials for the portal system (global manager or global administrator) during installation. The monitor station must have a static or DHCP reserved IP address. See the WebEx EMC Support Center at https://emcsupport.webex.For a new CLARalert installation. 25 (SMTP server) are open. which is required for CLARalert installation. which is a storage system running the required FLARE Operating Environment (OE ) version. CLARalert requirements CLARalert installation and operation requires that TCP ports 80. which sends event notification to your service provider via email (SMTP). The wizard automatically detects and supplies the IP address for the monitor station. allowing you to initiate real-time customer support sessions over the web. The CLARalert version must be at or later than the version of FLARE ® Operating Environment (OE) running on each storage system that the monitor station monitors. 44 Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server . 443. refer to the EMC CLARalert Release Notes. You must provide the IP address for either SP of the portal system during CLARalert installation. and it must be on the same network as your storage-system management ports.

3.exe. double-click the file. The upgraded CLARalert will use the previously configured method for event notification. In the folder where you saved CLARalert_version. If you do not have an existing monitor station — You can create a monitor station by installing CLARalert on a Windows host. You must also provide your service provider email address (to) and your local email address (from) for email notification. which shipped with the storage system. select CLARiiON Installation Tools. Then select Download CLARalert and save the software to your monitor station. Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server 45 . using the information from the completed CLARalert Worksheet in the planning guide for your storage-system. for a new installation. you will need connectivity to an outgoing SMTP server. From the left pane of the CLARiiON® Tools page on the Powerlink website. Downloading and installing CLARalert software From the monitor station: 1. If you have an existing monitor station running event monitor — You can install CLARalert on the monitor station. You can generate the latest version of the planning guide using the customized documentation link from the CLARiiON Tools page on the Powerlink website. If you have an existing monitor station running CLARalert — You can upgrade CLARalert on the monitor station. To access the CLARiiON Tools page. use the Navigator drop-down menu at the top right of the Powerlink home page. right-click the file and select Run as to run the InstallAnywhere wizard using a different user’s credentials. or you can view the version on the documentation and resources CD. or if necessary.If your CLARalert installation will use email notification. for example. Follow the steps in the wizard. You must provide the IP address for the SMTP server during CLARalert installation. 2.

You can generate this guide using the user-customized documentation link from the CLARiiON Tools page on the Powerlink website. Enter the username and password for the account you want to use.Configuring an existing storage system with Navisphere Manager An existing storage system is one that was already connected to a server when you started the installation procedure. Netscape. 46 Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server . Before you start You will need the completed storage-system disk information worksheet from the storage-system configuration planning guide or planning worksheets document. To configure a storage system. use the Navigator drop-down menu at the top right of the Powerlink home page. Starting Navisphere Manager 1. Start the browser. Log in to a host (which can be a server) that is connected through a network to the storage system’s management ports and that has an Internet browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer. To access the CLARiiON Tools page. A dialog box opens that requests your username and password. If you do not have a supported version of the JRE installed. or Mozilla. In the browser window. 4. you will be directed to the Sun website where you can select a supported version to download. you use either the Navisphere Task Bar wizards or the Storage tree options of Navisphere Manager. enter the IP address of an SP or server that has the most recent version of the FLARE Operating Environment (OE) installed. 2. 3.

Click the Storage Access tab. Storage systems that do not belong to the domain. it displays one or more icons for starting the wizards. and click Properties. 2. Locate your completed storage-system disk information worksheet so you can refer to it in the steps that follow. An example is a SAN Copy destination storage system. If you need additional LUNs for the server. Monitors tree – Displays a monitor icon for: z z Every monitored storage system in the domain. 3. If you want to assign existing LUNs to the server. In the Navisphere Task Bar. Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server 47 . Monitoring.The Navisphere Manager main window opens with a navigation pane on the left that contains the Navisphere Task Bar and an Enterprise Storage window on the right. 2. Reporting. use the Assign wizard on the Storage Management tab to assign them. click the Storage Management tab. The Navisphere Task Bar consists of the following tabs: Storage Management. 4. but are physically connected to a storage system that does belong. Enabling access control If only one server was connected to the storage system when you started this installation. The Enterprise Storage window contains tabs for the following trees: Š Š Š Storage tree – Displays a storage-system icon for every storage system in this domain. you must enable access control using Navisphere Manager: 1. Replication. Hosts tree – Displays a host icon for each server connected to any storage system in this domain. use the Allocate wizard on the Storage Management tab to create them. In the Navisphere Manager Storage tree. right-click the icon for the storage system. When you select a tab. and under Data Access. Allocating storage to an existing storage system with the Navisphere Task Bar wizards 1. select Access Control Enabled. Service.

To verify that a storage group is assigned to the server — In the Storage tree: Š Š Š Click the icon for the storage system with the storage group whose server connection you want to verify. If you connect a host that is already connected to another storage group. 8. or 16 disks. If the storage group is assigned to a server. The storage-system type determines the number of RAID groups that it supports. RAID 6 groups are supported on CX3-series storage systems running FLARE OE version 03. 10. right-click the icon for the storage system. When you disconnect a host from a storage group. a host can connect to only one storage group per storage system at a time. the host can no longer perform I/O to the first storage group. 14. an icon for that server appears under the storage group icon. all with the same capacity and redundancy. on which you create one or more LUNs. A RAID 5 group must include at least three disks. Allocating storage to an existing storage system with the storage tree options 1. To create a RAID group — In the Navisphere Manager tree. A RAID group is a set of disks. a RAID 3 group must include five or nine disks. Locate your completed storage-system disk information worksheet so you can refer to it in the steps that follow. and a RAID 1/0 group must include at least two disks.For high availability. If you need additional RAID groups for the server. 5. and click Create RAID 48 Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server . Click the Storage Groups icon. Click the icon for the storage group. and then connect it to a different storage group.26 or higher. the host will disconnect from the first storage group. A RAID 6 group usually has 6 or 12 disks. but can have 4. 2. create one or more RAID groups. Verify that the storage group was assigned to the server.

use the Navisphere Manager help. The disk modules in slots 0 through 4 of the first DAE (enclosure 0. and click Bind LUNS. Remove one of these disk modules only if it has failed and you are replacing it with a new module. For details on creating storage groups. For details on binding a LUN. Assign a new or existing storage group to the server. use the Navisphere Manager help. Create additional LUNs on any additional RAID groups you created or on existing RAID groups on which you need additional LUNs for the server. right-click the icon for the storage system. Create any additional storage groups that you need for the server. and click Select LUNs. To assign a storage-group to a server — In the Navisphere Manager tree. right-click the icon for the storage system. 4. and click Create Storage Groups. use Navisphere Manager help. 3. For details on creating RAID groups.Group. Adding a LUN to a storage group makes the LUN accessible to the servers connected to the storage group. use the Navisphere Manager help. 5. 6. Do not move a disk module in slots 0 through 4 from its assigned slot to another slot. To add a LUN to a storage group — Right-click the icon for the storage group to which you want to add LUNs. right-click the icon for the storage group to which you want Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server 49 . all servers in those storage groups must be in a cluster configuration. To create a storage group — In the Navisphere Manager tree. bus 0) provide mirrored boot and recovery capability. For details on adding LUNs to storage groups. If a LUN is placed in more than one storage group. To create a LUN — In the Navisphere Manager tree. Add the new LUNs you created to new or existing storage groups. and are preconfigured according to their slot assignment before shipment.

use the Navisphere Manager help. For details on connecting servers to storage groups. Click the Storage Groups icon. Verifying that each LUN is fully initialized using Navisphere Manager 1. For high availability. Verify that the storage group was assigned to the server. navigate to the LUN you want to verify. Verify that the state of the LUN is Normal. On the server. If the storage group is assigned to a server. 7. Right-click the LUN and click Properties. the host will disconnect from the first storage group. the host can no longer perform I/O to the first storage group. 3. Click the icon for the storage group. In the Navisphere Manager Storage tree. a host can connect to only one storage group per storage system at a time. If you connect a host that is already connected to another storage group. Verifying that PowerPath for Windows sees all paths to the LUNs 1. When you disconnect a host from a storage group. wait for the state to change to Normal. If the state is Transitioning. an icon for that server appears under the storage group icon. 2. To verify that a storage group is assigned to the server — In the Navisphere Manager tree: Š Š Š Click the icon for the storage system with the storage group whose server connection you want to verify. and then connect it to a different storage group. and then click Connect Hosts.to connect a server. configure PowerPath: powermt config 50 Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server .

In the results pane. either double-click the PowerPath Administrator icon or right-click the icon and select PowerPath Administrator. 3. verify that the path metric for each LUN is n/n where n is the total number of paths to the LUN. On the Windows taskbar.2. Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server 51 .

Writing a signature to LUNs for a Window 2000 server 1. rewrite the digital signature as described in the previous step. 52 Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server . click Disk Management. In the Select Disks to Write Signature screen. In the tree under Storage. make sure only the disks that you want to be dynamic are selected. On the desktop. The status of a LUN goes from unknown to basic or dynamic depending on whether you chose to upgrade the disk. If the Write Signature and Upgrade Disk Wizard opens. right-click My Computer and click Manage. you must: Š Š Use Navisphere Manager to verify that each newLUN is initialized and to write a signature to it. In the wizard. write a signature to each disk and upgrade it to a dynamic disk. if desired: a. and then click Next and Finish. c. If the Write Signature and Upgrade Wizard does not open. write a signature to each disk and upgrade it to a dynamic disk. rescan for the LUNs. 5. Log in to the Windows 2000 server as administrator or as a member of an administrators group. click Next. then before Windows can send data to a LUN. In the Computer Management tree under Storage. If they do not appear. select all the disks and click Next. restart Windows. In the Select Disks to Upgrade screen. 3. and when Windows is running. right-click Disk Management and click Rescan Disks. if desired: a. 4. Either create partitions on a basic disk or create volumes on a dynamic disk.Preparing LUNs to receive data If you do not want to use a virtual disk as a raw disk or raw volume. 2. b. The LUNs should appear as unknown disks in the Disk Management window.

2. The status of any basic disks you selected to upgrade becomes dynamic. right-click My Computer and click Manage. c. select all the disks and click OK. Log in to the Windows Server 2003 server as administrator or as a member of an administrators group. In the Select Disks to Convert screen. make sure only the disks that you want to be dynamic are selected. and then click Next and Finish. d. write a signature to each disk and upgrade it to a dynamic disk. If the Initialize and Convert Disk Wizard opens. and click Write Signature. 4. if desired: Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server 53 . c. You are now ready to create Windows partitions on the disk. b. 5. The status of a LUN goes from unknown to basic or dynamic depending on whether you chose to upgrade the disk. In the wizard. The status of any unknown disks becomes basic. The procedure for creating partitions differs depending on whether the disk is basic or dynamic.b. In the Write Signature Wizard screen. click Disk Management. On the desktop. In the tree under Storage. select all the disks and click Next. write a signature to each disk and upgrade it to a dynamic disk. In the Select Disks to Initialize screen. and click OK. rescan for the LUNs. Right-click any unknown disk in the Disk Management window. If you want to upgrade a basic disk to a dynamic disk. Writing a signature to LUNs for a Windows Server 2003 server You write a signature to a disk when you initialize it: 1. If the Initialize and Convert Disk Wizard does not open. click Next. click Upgrade to Dynamic Disk. right-click the disk. if desired: a. select the disk you want to upgrade. 3.

If the option to convert to GPT does not appear. right-click the disk and select Convert to GPT and click Next. If they do not appear. 1. d. select all the disks and click OK. If you want to upgrade a basic disk to a dynamic disk. Creating Windows partitions on a basic disk for a Windows server You can create four primary partitions or one extended partition and three primary partitions on a basic disk. The procedure for creating partitions differs depending on whether the disk is basic or dynamic. right-click the disk. and click OK. Windows 2000 does not support GPT disks. In the Disk Management screen. If the server is running Windows Server 2003.a. rewrite the digital signature as described in the previous step. and click Create Partition. you can create a 2 TB or larger partition on a basic disk that is a globally unique identifier partition table (GPT) disk. The LUNs should appear as unknown disks in the Disk Management window. right-click the disk again. To verify that the disk is a globally unique identifier partition table (GPT) disk. In the Initialize Wizard screen. 54 Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server . right-click Disk Management and click Rescan Disks. The status of any unknown disks becomes basic. click Convert to Dynamic Disk. the disk is a GPT disk. If you want to create a partition on the disk that is greater than 2 TB. c. restart Windows. 6. The status of any basic disks you selected to upgrade becomes dynamic. b. and click Initialize. right-click the free space area of the basic disk that you want to partition. You are now ready to create Windows partitions on the disk. and when Windows is running. In the Computer Management tree under Storage. Right-click any unknown disk in the Disk Management window. select the disk you want to convert.

In the Disk Management screen. 2. c. Right-click the free space area of the extended partition. You can create an unlimited number of volumes on a dynamic disk. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to specify the partition size and assign a drive letter or path for the partition.2. In the Create Partition Wizard. and follow the instructions that appear. 3. The partition or logical drive is ready for data. then select the disk and assign a drive letter or path for the volume. click Next and click Logical Drive. b. 1. Windows 2000 does not support GPT disks. specify the partition size. Saving the PowerPath configuration Save the server’s PowerPath configuration with the following PowerPath command: powermt save. select Quick Format. create it: a. In the Format Partition screen. click Next and follow the instructions that appear on the screen to specify the volume type. and click Create Logical Drive. In the Create Logical Drive Wizard. right-click the free space area for the dynamic disk on which you want to create volumes and click Create Volume. and follow the instructions that appear. d. click Next and follow the instructions that appear on the screen to select a primary or extended partition. 4. select Quick Format. In the Format Partition screen. If you want a logical drive on an extended partition. you can create a 2 TB or larger partition on a dynamic disk that is a globally unique identifier partition table (GPT) disk. and assign a drive letter or path for the partition. 3. Creating volumes on a dynamic disk for a Windows server If the server is running Windows Server 2003. In the Format Partition screen. Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server 55 . In the Create Volume Wizard. select Quick Format. The server can now send data to and receive data from the volume. and follow the instructions that appear.

custom configuration file. 56 Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server .The powermt save command creates the powermt.

2. From the desktop. right-click My Computer and select Manage > Services and Applications > Services The Services pane opens. 3. Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server 57 . Select Services and Applications > Services. Right-click Navisphere Agent and select Properties. If asked to confirm your request to stop the agent service. 2. In the Services pane. Stopping the host agent 1. 4. right-click Navisphere Agent and select Start. The Services pane opens. Starting the host agent 1. and close the Services pane or dialog box. 3. log in as the administrator or the equivalent. right-click My Computer and select Manage. In the Services pane. 5. click Yes. log in as the administrator or the equivalent. start or restart (stop and then start) it to send to the storage system the operating system’s device name and volume or file system information for each LUN that the server sees. The Navisphere Server Utility does not send operating system LUN mapping information to the storage system.Sending Windows disk information to the storage system If the Navisphere Host Agent is installed on the server. Navisphere Manager displays this information on its LUN Properties — Host page for each LUN. At the Windows server. From the desktop. right-click Navisphere Agent and select Stop. The Computer Management window opens. If you want the host agent to start automatically at system startup: a. At the Windows server. 4.

It may take a few minutes for the host agent to start in either of the following situations: Š Š Applications are using the storage system. b. select Automatic. Verifying that the storage system received the LUN information using Navisphere Manager 1. Select the General tab. Right-click the icon for the LUN. In the Navisphere Manager Storage tree. In Startup Type. 6. navigate to the LUN you want to verify. 3. The host agent will now start automatically at system startup. For each LUN in the storage system that is connected to the server. c. The SP event log is large and the host agent configuration file is not set up. 58 Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server . Close Computer Management. and click Properties. display its Navisphere Manager LUN Properties — Hosts page: a. 2. Verify that the Properties page displays a physical device and logical device name for the LUN.The Navisphere Agent Properties dialog box opens. Start Navisphere Manager on the storage system with the LUNs. b.

use the procedure in this section to verify that: Š The server can send data to and receive data from the storage system. refer to the troubleshooting flowcharts on the CLARiiON Tools page on the Powerlink website.iometer. On the left pane (summary pane). If you are connected to an existing storage system. The right (details) pane lists all the LUNs (disks) in each storage system connected to the server. that is. the Path Status and the Path Metric columns give the status of the paths to the disk. stop all applications that are accessing the storage system and disable user logins to the server. Verify that all n paths to the disks in the storage system are working.Verifying your failover configuration with PowerPath Before you store data on LUNs. Storage ID identifies each storage system. When all n paths to a disk are working. For each disk. Under the server. 2. If all the paths are not working. the path metric is m/n. Verifying your failover configuration with PowerPath for a Windows server 1. 4. their status is optimal and their path metric is n/n. If only m paths are working. 3. Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server 59 . indicating that n of n paths are working. You can download an I/O simulator (Iometer) for writing data to the storage system from the following website: http://www. click EMC PowerPath Administrator. right-click Disks.org/. Launch PowerPath Administrator by double-clicking the PowerPath Monitor on the Windows taskbar. Š PowerPath shows the paths from the server to the LUNs that you expect for your configuration. the Path Status for the disk is optimal and the Path Metric for the disk is n/n. 5.

f. Restart any applications that you stopped and re-enable any user logins to the server that you disabled. If any disks do not have optimal status and their path metric is not n/n. their status is degraded. After several seconds. which is less than n. 60 Installing a CX3-40c Storage System in a Fibre Channel Switch Configuration with a Windows Server . Disconnect the cable from one HBA connected to the storage system.To access the CLARiiON Tools page. To access the CLARiiON Tools page. refer to the troubleshooting flowcharts on the CLARiiON Tools page on the Powerlink website. 6. e. and their path metric is n/n. After several seconds. Start writing data to a LUN. and their path metric is m/n. For example. Reconnect the cable that you disconnected from the HBA. For each HBA connected to the storage system: a. 7. use the Navigator drop-down menu at the top right of the Powerlink home page. where n is the number of paths to the disk and m is the number of working paths. so the path metric is 3/4. use the Navigator drop-down menu at the top right of the Powerlink home page. b. look at the details pane and verify that none of the disks in the storage system have red slashes through them. look at the Details pane and verify that one or more of the disks in the storage system have red slashes through them. then n=4 and m=3. and select All Tasks and Restore All Devices. c. d. their status is optimal. if the server has 4 paths to a disk in the storage system and 1 path fails when you disconnect the cable. Right-click the PowerPath Monitor icon on the taskbar.

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