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........................CX4 Series Adding a Fibre Channel HBA to a Windows Server with PowerPath This document describes how to add an HBA to a Windows Server with PowerPath that is already connected toa CX4 series storage system.......... Verifying the registration of the HBA .. Assigning a server HBA to the storage group using Navisphere Manager or CLI ... Installing or updating the HBA driver ................................................................................................................... Registering new HBAs with the storage system (ESX Server 2..................x hosts) .......................... Setting storage-system failover values for the server initiators with Navisphere Manager.... 2 3 5 7 10 11 14 16 17 19 20 1 ............................................................................................. Zoning the Fibre Channel switches ....... Installing HBAs in the server.......................... Verifying your high-availability Fibre Channel configuration .............................................................. Connecting the new HBA to the storage system......................................................................................................5 or 3................................................................ Topics include: Before you start ....................................... Verifying that PowerPath for Windows servers or Windows virtual machines sees all paths to the LUNs...

2 Adding a Fibre Channel HBA to a Windows Server with PowerPath . refer to the E-Lab Interoperability Navigator on the Powerlink website. The HBAs must be from the same manufacturer as the Fibre Channel HBAs already in the server. For information on supported Fibre Channel HBAs. you will need ❑ One or more Fibre Channel HBAs.Before you start To complete this procedure.

and drivers.Installing HBAs in the server For the server to communicate with the storage-system Fibre Channel data ports. it must have one or more supported HBAs installed. Installing HBAs ! CAUTION HBAs are very susceptible to damage caused by static discharge and need to be handled accordingly. 1. BIOS. For information on supported HBAs. and clip its lead to bare metal on the server’s chassis. 2. Unplug the server’s power cord from the power outlet. If the server is powered up: a. observe the following precautions: Store HBAs in antistatic bags. We recommend that you never mix HBAs from different vendors in the same server. Use a ground (ESD) strap whenever you handle HBAs. Before you start To complete this procedure. c. Adding a Fibre Channel HBA to a Windows Server with PowerPath 3 . Power down the server. Before handling HBAs. you will need one or more supported HBAs with the latest supported BIOS and drivers. refer to the E-Lab™ Interoperability Navigator on the Powerlink website. Put on an ESD wristband. Shut down the server’s operating system. Never plug or unplug HBAs with the power on. Severe component damage can result. b.

Locate an empty PCI bus slot or a slot in the server that is preferred for PCI cards. 4. Plug the server’s power cord into the power outlet. and power up the server. For each HBA that you are installing: a. c. b.3. Install the HBA following the instructions provided by the HBA vendor. reconnect the cables that you removed in the exact same way as they were connected to the original HBA. If you installed a replacement HBA. 4 Adding a Fibre Channel HBA to a Windows Server with PowerPath .

For a Qlogic driver You can download the latest supported version and instructions for installing the QLogic HBA driver from the vendor’s website: http://support.asp. such as hot fixes or service packs to the server’s operating system that are required for the HBA driver version you will install. this version may not be the latest supported version.page ❑ Any updates.com/services-support/driversdownloads/HBA/HBA_EMC.Installing or updating the HBA driver The server must run a supported operating system and HBA driver.brocade.qlogic.com/products/fibre-channel-hbas. For a Brocade driver You can download the latest supported version and instructions for installing the Brocade HBA driver driver from the vendor’s website: http://www. refer to the E-Lab™ Interoperability Navigator on the Powerlink website.emulex. For information on the supported HBA drivers. However. The HBA driver is also on the installation CD that ships with the HBA. you will need: ❑ The latest supported version of the HBA driver. For an Emulex driver You can download the latest supported version and instructions for installing the Emulex HBA driver from the vendor’s website: http://www. Before you start To complete this procedure.html. refer to one of the following: E-Lab™ Interoperability Navigator on the Powerlink website Adding a Fibre Channel HBA to a Windows Server with PowerPath 5 .com/support/oem_emc. For information on any required updates. EMC recommends that you install the latest supported version of the driver.

Install the driver following the instructions on the HBA vendor’s website. 6 Adding a Fibre Channel HBA to a Windows Server with PowerPath . 4. If the hot fix or patch requires it. to the server’s operating system that are required for the HBA driver version you are installing. reboot the server. 5. 3. 2. Install any updates. If the installation program did not prompt you to reboot. such as hot fixes or service packs. Reboot the server when the installation program prompts you to do so. then reboot the server when the driver installation is complete.The HBA vendor’s website Installing the HBA driver 1.

lay the cable in place or pull only a few feet at a time. and plug the cable into the HBA connector (Figure 1). Connecting the new Fibre Channel HBA to a switch 1. Adding a Fibre Channel HBA to a Windows Server with PowerPath 7 . We strongly recommend that you use OM3 50 μm cables for all optical connections. If you need to make a 90º bend. Do not use optical cables to support weight (including their own unsupported weight if they are long). Place the cables where no one can step on them or roll equipment over them. do it over 6 to 12 inches. Remove the protective covers from the HBA port connector on the server and from one end of the optical cable. instead. Remove the protective covers from the free end of the optical cable and from the switch port that you want to use.Connecting the new HBA to the storage system Use optical cables to connect the new HBA ports to Fibre Channel (FC) switch ports. and plug the cable into the switch port (Figure 1 and Figure 2). 2. Handling optical cables Optical cables are susceptible to damage. so take the following precautions when handling them: Keep the covers on all optical cables until you are ready to insert them. Avoid tight bends. Do not pull long runs of cable.

and plug the cable into the switch port (Figure 3). refer to the Navisphere Manager help. then for each new switch port that you want to connect to a storage-system Fibre Channel front-end Fibre port: The Fibre Channel front-end ports are on the I/O modules with a 4 Gb Fibre or 8 Gb Fibre label on the module handle. Remove the protective cover from the optical connector on the switch port that you will use and from one end of the optical cable.CL4021 Figure 1 Connecting an optical cable CL4068 Figure 2 Sample HBA to switch connections Connecting the switch to the storage-system Fibre Channel data ports If the switch is not already connected to the storage system. 8 Adding a Fibre Channel HBA to a Windows Server with PowerPath . 1. For information on identifying the front-end data ports using Navisphere Manager.

CL4021 Figure 3 Connecting an optical cable 3 1 3 2 1 0 1 2 10/100/1000 10/100/1000 10/100/1000 10/100/1000 0 0 0 1 CL4043 Figure 4 Sample cabling for a Fibre Channel switch configuration (CX4-120. Remove the protective covers from the free-end of the optical cable and from the Fibre Channel front-end port Fibre connector on the SP.2. and plug the cable into the connector (Figure 3 and Figure 4). CX4-240) Adding a Fibre Channel HBA to a Windows Server with PowerPath 9 .

Follow the instructions in the switch administrator guide to add a new HBA’s WWN. use the switch management software to zone the Fibre Channel switches as described below.Zoning the Fibre Channel switches If you added an HBA that uses WWN zoning. 10 Adding a Fibre Channel HBA to a Windows Server with PowerPath . 2. 1. Use either the EZSwitch CD (if it shipped with the switch) or the switch management software to connect to the switch.

5. b. From the desktop. The Services pane opens. If you want the host agent to start automatically at system startup: a. Close the Services pane. The host agent will now start automatically at system startup. right-click Unisphere Agent and select Start. Starting the Unisphere Host Agent Starting the host agent on a server automatically registers the server’s HBAs with the storage system. Open the Services pane. Starting the host agent on a Windows server 1.Registering new HBAs with the storage system (ESX Server 2. or Adding a Fibre Channel HBA to a Windows Server with PowerPath 11 . or Select Start > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Services and Applications > Services. Right-click Unisphere Agent and select Properties. In Startup Type. select Automatic.5 or 3. 2. 3. 4.x hosts) This section describes how to register new HBAs with the storage system using the host agent or the server utility. Log in as the administrator or the equivalent. right-click My Computer and select Manage > Services and Applications > Services. In the Services pane. It may take a few minutes for the host agent to start when: Applications are using the storage system. c. Select the General tab. The Unisphere Agent Properties dialog box opens.

verify that your server is properly connected and zoned to the storage system ports. at a command prompt enter cd C:\Program Files\EMC\Unisphere Server Utility or cd C:\Program Files (x86)\EMC\Unisphere Server Utility. 4.The SP event log is large and the host agent configuration file is not set up. Click Next to register the server with the storage system. If the host agent is running. To start the text-based version. Locate the WWN of the HBA you just installed. then enter ServerUtilCLI. In the Unisphere Server Utility dialog box. stop the host agent service. 3. Once the server has storage on the storage 12 Adding a Fibre Channel HBA to a Windows Server with PowerPath . select Register this server to all connected storage systems. Running the Unisphere Server Utility on a Windows server Run the Unisphere Server Utility for Windows from the Hyper-V server. The HBA should appear once for every SP port to which it is connected. Registering the server using the Unisphere Server Utility on a Windows server 1. A text-based version of the utility is installed automatically when you install the utility.exe. Starting the Unisphere Server Utility on a Windows server 1. The utility automatically scans for all connected storage systems and lists them under Connected Storage Systems. Select your language. The utility sends the server’s name and WWN of the each HBA to each storage system. Run the Unisphere Server Utility by selecting Start > Programs > EMC > Unisphere > Unisphere Server Utility or Start > All Programs > EMC > Unisphere > Unisphere Server Utility. 2. If the Unisphere Server Utility does not list your storage processors. if the software prompts you for it. 2.

the utility also sends the device name and volume or file system information for each LUN (virtual disk) in the storage system that the server sees.system. 5. Adding a Fibre Channel HBA to a Windows Server with PowerPath 13 . restart it. If you stopped the host agent. Click Finish to exit the utility. 6.

set: Initiator Type to CLARiiON Open Array CommPath to Enabled Failover Mode to 4 if your PowerPath version supports ALUA. and then click Next. Start Navisphere Manager for the storage system. IMPORTANT If you enter incorrect values the storage system could become unmanageable and unreachable by the server. For a Windows server or Windows virtual machine with PowerPath. read the introduction. set the storage-system failover values for the Hyper-V or ESX server. 6. select the server you just connected to the storage system. and click Next. If you have a Hyper-V or ESX server. In the Tools menu. In the Select Host dialog box. and click Next. 2. 3.Setting storage-system failover values for the server initiators with Navisphere Manager Use the Navisphere Manager Failover Setup wizard to set the storage-system failover values for all HBA initiators belonging to the server: 1. In the Select Storage Systems dialog box. In the Start Wizard dialog box. 4. and the server’s failover software could stop operating correctly. set the following values for the type of software running on the server. 14 Adding a Fibre Channel HBA to a Windows Server with PowerPath . 5. Failover Mode to 1 if your PowerPath version does not support ALUA. click Failover Setup Wizard. In the Specify Settings dialog box. select the storage system.

In the confirmation dialog box. review the configuration and all settings. 9. If the settings are correct. 7. refer to the PowerPath release notes on the Powerlink website or to EMC Knowledgebase solution emc99467. The wizard displays a summary of the success of the operation to set the values for the storage system. Adding a Fibre Channel HBA to a Windows Server with PowerPath 15 . 12. When the operation is successful. click Next.For information on which versions of PowerPath support ALUA. Reboot the server for the initiator records to take affect. 10. and if the settings are incorrect. If you clicked Next. 8. If the operation failed. In Configuration Summary. click Yes. the wizard displays a confirmation dialog box. rerun the Failover Setup Wizard again. click Finish to close the wizard. click Back until you return to the dialog box in which you need to re-enter the correct values. 11.

Once all HBAs belonging to a server are registered. Verifying HBA registration with Navisphere Manager 1. To access the CLARiiON Tools page. you can assign the server to storage groups. 16 Adding a Fibre Channel HBA to a Windows Server with PowerPath . The Connectivity Status dialog box opens. Verify that the server to SP port connection is displayed as Yes under the Registered columns. and click Connectivity Status.Verifying the registration of the HBA Use Navisphere Manager to verify the registration of the HBA. From the Navisphere Manager Storage tree. right-click the icon for the storage system for which you want to verify HBA registration. use the Navigator drop-down menu at the top right of the Powerlink home page. If not. 2. refer to the “Troubleshooting Flowcharts” section on the CLARiiON Tools page on the Powerlink website.

NIC. NICs. Choices are Not connected or Include connected. or iSCSI HBA port (initiator) that is connected to the storage system. select the servers you want to connect to this storage group and then click the right arrow. Disconnected from any other storage group in the storage system to which it is connected. if the server has two HBA ports and each port is connected to one storage-system SP. If you want to assign a specific Fibre Channel HBA.Assigning a server HBA to the storage group using Navisphere Manager or CLI You can assign all Fibre Channel HBAs. Using Navisphere Manager to assign a server to a storage group 1. The Storage Group Properties . a server can connect to only one storage group per storage system at a time. 2. When you disconnect a server from a storage group. 3. When you assign a server to a storage group. right-click the icon for the storage group to which you want to connect a server. and then click Connect Hosts. the server has two connection paths to the storage group. In Show Hosts. or iSCSI HBA in a server to a storage group. the server will disconnect from the first storage group. select which servers will display in the Available Hosts list. NIC. Adding a Fibre Channel HBA to a Windows Server with PowerPath 17 . In the Navisphere Manager Storage tree.Hosts tab opens. the server can no longer perform I/O to the first storage group. If you connect a server that already connects to a storage group to another storage group. From Available Hosts. you must use Navisphere CLI. or iSCSI HBAs in a server to a storage group using Navisphere Manager or CLI. In other words. For access security. the server is: Connected to the storage group through each server HBA.

Using Navisphere CLI to assign a storage group to the server or HBA Use the Navisphere secure CLI command naviseccli storagegroup -connecthost to assign a storage group to all server initiators. All connection paths from the server to the storage group are enabled. Click OK to connect the selected servers to the storage group. 18 Adding a Fibre Channel HBA to a Windows Server with PowerPath . or the command naviseccli storagegroup -setpath to assign a storage group to a specific HBA in a server.4. For more information on these commands. connected to the storage system. including HBA initiators. refer to the EMC Navisphere Command Line Interface (CLI) Reference Guide.

1. On the Windows taskbar. In the results pane. configure PowerPath: powermt config 2. 3. verify that the path metric for each LUN is n/n where n is the total number of paths to the LUN. perform this procedure on your Hyper-V or ESX server. either double-click the PowerPath Administrator icon or right-click the icon and select PowerPath Administrator. Adding a Fibre Channel HBA to a Windows Server with PowerPath 19 .Verifying that PowerPath for Windows servers or Windows virtual machines sees all paths to the LUNs IMPORTANT If you have a Hyper-V or ESX server. On the server.

at a command prompt enter cd C:\Program Files\EMC\Unisphere Server Utility or cd C:\Program Files (x86)\EMC\Unisphere Server Utility. 5. Starting the Unisphere Server Utility on a Windows server 1.exe. if the software prompts you for it. 2. each Fibre Channel HBA has at least one active path to each storage processor) and path management software is installed and running on the server. In the Select Host Type screen. select the location where you want the system to save the high-availability status report. A text-based version of the utility is installed automatically when you install the utility. Read the summary and if it is accurate. IMPORTANT If you have a Windows virtual machine. 2. Select your language.Verifying your high-availability Fibre Channel configuration Use the server high-availability feature in the Unisphere Server Utility to verify your Fibre Channel configuration is highly available (that is. From the Unisphere Server Utility’s Welcome screen. 4. for a complete configuration report. then enter ServerUtilCLI. click Back to return to the screen where you need to correct the data. select Local host and click Next. If not. Using the server utility to verify your high-availability configuration 1. run the server utility from the Windows Hyper-V server. select Verify Server High-Availability. To start the text-based version. Click Next. 20 Adding a Fibre Channel HBA to a Windows Server with PowerPath . In the Select Report Directory screen. Run the Unisphere Server Utility by selecting Start > Programs > EMC > Unisphere > Unisphere Server Utility or Start > All Programs > EMC > Unisphere > Unisphere Server Utility. Select Valid Server Configuration only. 3. click Next to generate the report.

Adding a Fibre Channel HBA to a Windows Server with PowerPath 21 .The utility determines if the server is configured for high availability by verifying that the server has at least one connection path to each storage-system SP. It does not detect native failover software. such as DMP. 6. and that PowerPath or some other failover software. Review and resolve any issues reported on the Issues tab of the generated report. is running.

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