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Product Name : DS-8300 Manual Reversion : 1.0 Release Date : Aug. 2002

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Copyright 2000

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General Safety Guidelines

DO NOT place the ACCSTOR DS8300 on uneven or unstable work surfaces. Seek servicing if the casing has been damaged.

DO NOT place or drop objects on top of the ACCSTOR DS8300 and do not shove any foreign object into it.

DO NOT expose ACCSTOR DS8300 to liquids, rain, or moisture.

DO NOT expose ACCSTOR DS8300 to dirty or dusty environments.

DO NOT expose ACCSTOR DS8300 to magnetic field.

DO NOT expose ACCSTOR DS8300 to extreme temperatures (below 5”C or above 45”C) or to direct sunlight.

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About your User’ Guide s
Welcome to your ACCSTOR DS8300 Redundant Array of Independent Disks System User’Guide. This manual covers everything you need to know in learning how to install s or configure your RAID system. This manual also assumes that you know the basic concepts of RAID technology. This manual is divided into five chapters and three appendixes. Chapter 1. Chapter 2. INTRODUCTION Gives introduction on RAID technology and ACCSTOR DS8300 feature. GETTING START Helps user to identify parts of the ACCSTOR DS8300 and prepare the Hardware for configuration. CONFIGURING YOUR RAID Quick Setup Provides a most easy way to setup your ACCSTOR DS8300. Customizing Setup Provides step by step instructions to help you to do setup or re -configure your ACCSTOR DS8300. HOT SWAP COMPONENTS Describes all hot swap modules on ACCSTOR DS8300 and provides the detail procedure to replace them. ADVANCED SETUP

Chapter 3.

Chapter 4.

Chapter 5.

Updating Firmware Provides step by step instructions to help you to update the firmware to latest version. Adding Cache Memory Provides detail procedure to adding cache memory from defaults 128MB to higher. Appendix A. TROUBLE SHOOTING AND ERROR MESSAGES Appendix B. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION Appendix C. CONNECTORS Appendix D. GLOSSARY

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3. 2.3 Connecting Terminals … … … … … … … … … … … … .1. 2. 3. 3. 3. 3.5.1 Front View …………….1. 3.2 FEATURE HIGHLIGH … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … .1 FROM CONTROL PANEL & LCD ON FRONT PANEL …….………… 2.4 SYSTEM CONNECTING …………………….1 Defaults value of Quick Setup …………. 2.2.3.2.2.1.3.1 RAID Params menu …………………….1 RAID CONCEPTS ……………………………….2 Installing the disk … … … … … … … … … … … … … … .3 CONFIGURING RAID … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … .6 POWER ON AND SELF -DIAGNOSTIC ……………………..2 Comparison Table … … … … … … … … … … … … … … . 3. 2.1 Quick Setup … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … . 12 12 15 16 16 16 17 17 18 18 18 18 Chapter 3.2 Self-Diagnostic mode ………………………………. 2.2 Mirroring(RAID 1) … … … … … … … … … … ..1. 12 2.3.3 SPACE REQUIREMENTS …………………………………….2.1 RAID Levels …………………………………….2.3 Installing the disk cartridge … … … … … … … … … … .1.2 Key Definitions Under ANSI/VT-100 Terminal …….6. INTRODUCTION 1.1.Contents Chapter 1. 3.1.2.3.1.5.1 Powering on the system … … … … … … … … … … … … .1 Monitor Utility …………………………………….. 1.1. 3.1 UNPACKING & CHECKING THE EQUIPMENT ...……….2.3 Striping with Dedicated Parity (RAID 3) .4 Striping with Interspersed Parity (RAID 5) .5.5 INSTALLING THE DISK ………….3.6.…….3.1 Striping (RAID 0) … … … … … … … … … … .1 Removing the disk cartridge … … … … … … … … … … .…………………………… 2.2. 1.1. 1.3.5 Stripping with Mirroring (RAID 0+1) … … . 5 19 19 19 20 20 20 20 21 21 22 22 22 23 23 . 1.2 IDENTIFYING PARTS OF THE ACCSTOR DS8300 ……………….3. GETTING STARTED 2. CUSTOMIZING YOUR RAID 3.3 Using The Monitor Utility ……………….2. 1.4 Running Configuration Mode… … … … … … . 1.2 FROM ANSI TERMINAL VIA MONITOR UTILITY … … … … . 2. 2.3. 7 7 7 8 9 9 10 10 11 Chapter 2.2 Rear View …………………………………………. 3.2 Terminal Access … … … … … … … … … … . 3.2. 3.1. 1.2 Customizing Setup … … … … … … … … … … … … … … .1 Communication Ports Settings ………….………… 1.………………………. 3.1. 2. 2.

2. 3.2 Installing the cache memory … … … … … … … … … … .3.1 Sample 1. 5. 3. … … … .2 ADDING CACHE MEMORY ……………………………….1 Removing the subsystem cover … … … … … … … … .3 SWAPPING THE COOLING FAN ………………………….3.6 RAID Funcs menu … … … … … … … … … … .3. 4. 5.2 ERROR MESSAGES ………………………………………….3 RS232 Params menu ……………………. 6 . 36 37 37 38 38 APPENDIX A. 26 26 27 28 28 30 30 32 Chapter 4. 4. CONNECTORS APPENDIX D.2. 34 34 35 35 Chapter 5.1 System Cooling Fans ………………………………. 5. GLOSSARY …….5 NVRAM … … … … … … … … … … … … … … .2 Sample 2.2. RAID 5 with Hot Spare Disk … … … … … … . 39 42 44 45 47 APPENDIX B.4 SAMPLES …………………………………………………….1 UPDATING FIRMWARE …………………………… ………. 5. ADVANCE SETUP 5. 3.2. …… … … … … … … … .2 SWAPPING THE POWER SUPPLY MODULE ……………….3.4 SYSTEM Params menu … … … … … … … … . 3.3.2. …………………………. HOT SWAP COMPONENTS 4. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION APPENDIX C.2 Host Interface Params menu … … … … … … . 3. Change the Password of your RAID … … . 4.2. A.2.2. 3.3. 3. TROUBLESHOOTING & ERROR MESSAGE S A.4.4.1 TROUBLESHOOTING … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … .3.1 SWAPPING THE DISK … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … .3 Installing the subsystem cover … … … … … … … … .

Before configuri ng the ACCSTOR™ be sure to know which RAID level is best suited for your application. RAID Level 0 provides high availability and very high performances for both read and write operations. depending on the application that will be used. 5 & 0+1.CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION RAID CONCEPT The need to ensure continuous access to critical computer data is essential today in such a highly competitive business environment.1.1. If any single disk drive in the RAID fails. 1. Data loss and server downtime caused by drive failure often resulted a lost in productivity. 1. Each RAID level offers a different performance. functionality and fault tolerance. This creates a very high performance virtual disk with the capacity equal to the combined capacity of the installed disks.1 RAID LEVELS The ACCSTOR™ supports RAID Levels 0. 1. 3.1 Striping (RAID 0) Striping refers to the storing of data across multiple drives in a drive group. the RAID still continues to function without loss of data. decreased in profitab ility. If there are three drives in a drive group then the subsequent data will be stored across all three drives. Capacity Provides disk spanning by weaving all connected drives into one single volume. 7 . No redundant parity is generated for protection against disk failure. storage speed increases as more drives are added. With RAID. The following is a brief explanation of each RAID level. The Benefits of RAID include: Availability Provides fault -tolerance by mirroring or parit y operation.1. Performance Increases disk access speed by braking data into several blocks when reading /writing to several drives in parallel. and can differentiate between success and failure in a competitive business environment. RAID ( Redundant Array of Independent Drives) addresses this problem.

Data Block1 Block2 Block3 RAID 0 Striping Block1 Block2 Block4 Block6 Block8 Block4 Block3 Block5 Block5 Block6 Block7 Block7 Block8 Disk 1 Disk 2 1. however it does provide the highest data reliability among RAID Levels 0 to 5 with very high performance for read intensive operations. Mirroring causes operational overhead resulting in lower performance for write operations. Each drive contains a mirror image of the data on the primary drive.1.2 Mirroring (RAID 1) Mirroring refers to the replication of data on two or more drives. Virtual disk space equals to capacity of the smallest installed disk drive.1. Data Block1 Block2 Block3 Block4 Block5 Block6 Block7 Block8 RAID 1 Mirroring Block1 Block2 Block3 Block4 Block5 Block6 Block7 Block8 Mirror1 Mirror2 Mirror3 Mirror4 Mirror5 Mirror6 Mirror7 Mirror8 Disk 1 Disk 2 8 .

4 Striping with Interspersed Parity (RAID 5) Striping with Parity is a method of storing data striped across multip le drives like RAID 0 but with parity (redundant data calculated by XOR logic used to reproduce data in case of lost data) also striped across the drives.3 Striping with Dedicated Parity (RAID 3) Performs Block Striping with Dedicated Parity.4 Block5 Block6 Block6 Block7 Block7 Block8 Disk 1 Disk 2 9 . which offers a very high data redundancy. availability and performance.1.4 Block2 Parity1. When a drive member f ails. RAID Level 5.2 Block4 Block5 Parity 7.1. One drive member is dedicated to storing the parity data.6 Block8 Parity1.1. Data Block1 Block2 Block3 RAID 5 Striping with Parity Block1 Block2 Block3 Parity 5.2 Striping with Dedicated Parity Disk 1 Disk 2 Disk 3 1.8 Block6 Parity5.1. the controller can recover /regenerate the lost data of the failed drive from the dedicated parity drive.1. RAID 3 Data Block1 Block2 Block3 Block1 Block4 Block3 Block5 Block5 Block6 Block7 Block7 Block8 Block8 Parity 7.8 Block4 Parity 3.6 Block4 Parity3.

[N] Low * The Data is broken down into strips 2 and striped across the member disks of the array.1.2.5 Stripping with Mirroring (RAID 0+1) This RAID level is a combination of RAID 0 (Striping) and RAID 1 ( mirroring).1. * Provides no redundancy. 1 Mirrored Disks [1 ] Very High 3 5 Striping with * Provides redundancy by writing parity 3 dedicated parity to a dedicated Disk. * Provides redundancy by writing 2 identical data to each member disk of the array. Sometimes it is referred to as RAID 10.1. RAID 0+1 Disk 1 Data Block1 Block1 Block3 Block2 Block5 Block6 Block4 Disk 3 Striping Block2 Mirror Block3 Block7 Block4 Block5 Block6 Block7 Block8 Mirror1 Mirror3 Mirror5 Mirror7 Block8 Mirror2 Mirror4 Mirror6 Striping Mirror8 Disk 2 1. disk Independent Drives * Provides redundancy by distributing 3 With Spread Parity parity across some or all of an array’s member disks.1. [N/2] Very High 10 . [N -1] High [N -1] High 0+1 Data Striping with * This RAID Level is combination of 4 Mirrored RAID 0 (striping) & RAID 1 (Mirrored). RAID LEVEL COMPARISON TABLE Disk 4 RAID Name Level 0 Data Striping Description Minimum Available Data Drives disk Availability Required Number. it contains both features of these arrays-security and sequential performance..

1.3. 5 and 0+1 * Dual Ultra-160 SCSI Host Interconnect Support à ACCSTOR DS8300 * Dual Loop of 2Gb/sec Fibre Channel à ACCSTOR DS8300FC * Redundant and Hot Swappable Fan. Power and Drives. smooth data expansion and server migration.1.2 FEATURE HIGHLIGHT The ACCSTOR™ is designed to meet today’ demand of higher storage solutions s for the emerging needs of databases. The ACCSTOR™ is designed for easy integration. Target usage ranges are set from small business to departmental and corporate server needs. Hot Spare and Automatic Drive Rebuild Su pport * Programmable Page and FAX event notification * Remote monitoring through terminal * Three of load-sharing hot swappable redundant power modules which support the PFC function 11 . web servers and imaging systems. * Hot Swap. The ACCSTOR™ ACCSTOR DS8300 supports the following features: * Host System independent * Operating System independent * High performance processor * Superior Array Management Firmware * Advanced PCI bus architecture * Flexible cache size of up to 256MB * Support for RAID Levels 0. e-mail. It provides a maximum data protection and exceptional performance in a storage subsystem.

2. 2. 1. 8 9 10 3. please inform your dealer. If anything is missing or broken. 4. you will need the shipping container.1 FRONT VIEW ACCSTOR DS8300-R 2.2 IDENTIFYING PARTS OF THE ACCSTOR™ The illustrations below identify the various features of the ACCSTOR™. you should find the following items in the package : Remove all the items from the contain er. . 7.CHAPTER 2. stable surface to put on the contents of your ACCSTOR™ shipping container . 6. prepare a clean. GETTING STARTED 2. 2.1 UNPACKING & CHECKING THE EQ UIPMENT Before unpacking the ACCSTOR™. Altogether. as you might ever need to ship your ACCSTOR™ or send it in for service. It is advice to keep the packaging. 12 5. Get yourself to familiar with these terms as it will help you when you read further in the following sections.

The front panel LCD continuously displays the status of the ACCSTOR™. LCD Display Panel. The following is an example of the ACCSTOR DS8300 ACCSTOR DS8300 OOOOOOOOOOOO Field ACCSTOR DS8300 ACCSTOR DS8300FC OOOOOOOOOOOO o Description The model of ACCSTOR DS8300 The model of ACCSTOR DS8300FC Total twelve disks channel status. O Disk is On-line S Disk is a Spare disk R Disk is Removed When the “ [Enter]” button is pressed in operation mode. Note: During Configuration Mode if no button is pressed within 3 minutes (180 seconds). Other symbols are: Symb Description ol X Disk is not installed A Disk is being Added I Identifying Disk. the ACCSTOR™ will enter Configuration Mode.ACCSTOR DS8300-D 1 8 9 10 5 2 6 4 3 1. the ACCSTOR™ will automatically switch back to Operation Mode. 13 .

ESC. 9. Red Function keys. Power On Indicator (green). ( ENT . 10.2. Disk Cartridge ( Total 12 pcs. 8. 3. ) Descriptions To scroll upward through the menu items To scroll downward through the menu items To confirm a selected item To exit a sub-menu and return to previous menu. 14 . Latch LOCK UNLOCK 6. Keys Up Arrow Down Arrow (ENT ) Enter (ESC) ESC . HDD status LED Indicator LED Colors Green Amber Indicate HDD On Line HDD Access HDD Error ? 7.) Cartridge Handle Release-Button 5. Power Fail Indicator (Red) Host System Access Indicator (Yellow). 4.

ACCSTOR DS8300FC : 5. 2. DS-8300FC. 11. 15. 8. DS-8300 4. 8. 10. 13. System Cooling Module 1. RS232 Port (For Terminal) Modem Port Host SCSI Channel Port Second Host SCSI Channel Port 3. 2. 15. 5. 4. 6. 8. 3. 3. 11. 1. System Cooling Module Fail Indicator. 6. 8. 7. Power Switch 10. 1. 4. 15. 9. System Cooling Module 3. System Cooling Module 2. AC Inlet with the Latch 11. 14. ACCSTOR DS8300 : 3.2. 6.2 REAR VIEW 9. 1 st Fibre Channel Loop 2 nd Fibre Channel Loop 4. 15 . Power Supply “Alarm” Reset Button.2.

13.4 SYSTEM CONNECTING Connect all cables and power cord as shown below : WARNING : Make sure that all the devices are powered off before connecting or removing cables to prevent power spike s which can damage technical components. Power Module 1. Openings in the equipment should be blocked. A system product should never be place around a radiator or heat register. The system has vents around system that require a minimum of 3 inches of unobstructed space for airflow. 14. be sure to allow space for the system. or there may be a reliability problems with your system. 2. 16 . 2.3 SPACE REQUIREMENT When selecting a location for your system. The following sections describe how to install disks into ACCSTOR™ subsystems. Power Module 2. 15.5 Installing Disk Cartridge The ACCSTOR ™ includes twelve removable disk cartridges. Power Indicator LED on Module. 2. Power Module 3.12.

1. NOTE: If the ACCSTOR™ is on line. 3. 2. 2. 2.5. Release the cartridge handle by sliding the release-button. Lift the handle to disengage the disk cartridge from the slot. Connect the flat cable to the disk. Connect the power cord to the disk drives power connector. the disk LED will turn from green to Red to indicate the disk is powered down. Gently pull the disk cartridge out of the slot 3. Slide the latch to unlock position. 4.2 Installing the disk 1. 3.2. Verify pin 1 (also designated by the color strip) of the cable is aligned with pin 1 of the disk connector. 2. Fasten the screws to mount the drive in the disk cartridge. Make sure the drive is properly tightened IDE Cable Power Connector Screws 17 .5. 4.1 Removing the disk cartridge 1. Insert HDD into the cartridge.

it is best to wait several hours before powering on the system.1 Powering on the system Turn on the power switch from real panel.3 1. Gently slide the disk cartridge to the end of the slot then firmly push until the face plate of the disk cartridge is flush with the front panel of the ACCSTOR™. 3. It also checks the functionality of the disk found. The final diagnostic tests the functionality of the RAID. 18 . SCSI controller. memory. the internal bus. 2. The Self-Diagnostic Mode runs three major diagnostic tests. all components are tested. 2.5. enhanced IDE controllers. ACCSTOR™ has a built -in self-diagnostic utility. 2.2 Self-Diagnostic Mode To ensure flawless operation. 2.6. The second diagnostic tests for the presence of disks on each individual disk channel. and RS-232 controllers. 2. the disk LED will turn from THE red to green to indicate that power has been applied to the disk drawer. If the equipment was shipped when outdoor temperature were significantly above or below room temperature. Installing the disk cartridge Make sure the handle is up and the latch is on the position of unlock .6. Slide the latch to the position of lock. 4. and any potential problems will be reported. Before you start. Self-diagnostic Mode occurs automatically upon power up or after reset. The system should be at a room temperature before you power it up. The first diagnostic includes testing of the CPU and supporting core logic chips. 3. During this mode. 4. Push down the handle to secure the disk cartridge into the ACCSTOR™ NOTE: If the ACCSTOR™ is powered up.6 POWER ON AND SELF-DIAGNOSTIC 4.2.

When one is active. However. It provides a way to configure and monitor the operation of the ACCSTOR™ A. and a reset button. ( ENT ) Enter (ESC) B. access to the other is disabled. where it displays the basic self-diagnostic. Additionally. and configuration information. The monitor utility displays all information on a larger terminal screen via a serial interface. and status messages. warning. However. A limited amount of information can be displayed at a given time on the LCD display. CONFIGURING YOUR RAID 3. ESC LCD Display (Configuring Mode) Change to Configuration mode by following steps : LCD Display ACCSTOR DS8300 OOOOOOOOOOOO PASSWORD 0 [] [] [] [] [] [] [] Main Menu 0 Quick Setup Control Panel Enter Description Go to Configuration mode Press “Enter” for Defaults Password is 8 times “ oooooooo” Enter Go to “main menu” 3. two LED indicators. The monitor utility is identical to the LCD display.1 From control panel on Front The Control Panel The ACCSTOR™ Control Panel consists of two line by 16 -character LCD display. 19 . NOTE: The Monitor Utility via the RS-232 interface and the front control panel cannot be used at the same time. Function Keys Definitions Keys ( ) ( ) Up Arrow Down Arrow Descriptions To scroll upward through the menu items To scroll downward through the menu items To confirm a selected item To exit a sub-menu and return to previous menu. it allows the Configuration Menu to be displayed using a graphical user interface. operation.1 Monitor Utility The ACCSTOR™ control panel allows exploration of all configurable features. impractical to display on the front control panel LCD.2 From ANSI Terminal Via Monitor Utility 3. the small fo rm factor of the control panel only allows a small LCD display output. four push button switches.2.CHARPER 3. it displays more verbose error.

The following sections describe how to configure the ACCSTOR™ to access the monitor utility via the RS-232 port. 19200. you can still use a PC with 20 . 14400. 115200 1. the following settings must be configured at the remote terminal (or terminal emulation program) and at the ACCSTOR™. 38400.2. and use to select a value ESC . 9600.use to select a menu item. Even None Enabled 3.1 Communication Ports Settings To configure the RS-232 communication ports.use to exit a sub-menu and return to the previous menu The rest of the alphanumeric keys are also supported for password and when prompted for input.use to scroll downward through the menu items Enter .2. Parameter Baud Rate Value Default Value Stop bits Data Bits Parity Flow Control Software Flow Control (XON/XOFF) 2400.3.2 Terminal Access To access the monitor utility.3.2 Key Definitions under ANSI/VT-100 Terminal The ACCSTOR™ supports VT100 terminal and standard ANSI Terminal emulation. 3.3. If you do not have a dedicated ANSI/VT -100 terminal. 8 8 None. open a sub-menu. Using a PC for Terminal Emulation. The following keys are supported: A . connect (a standard female DB-9 to female DB-9 cable is included) the remote ANSI/VT -100 terminal or terminal emulation program to the RS-232 port located at the back of the ACCSTOR™ subsystem. 57600. 2 1 7. 3. 4800. 19200 28800. Odd.use to scroll upward through the menu items Z .2.2.3 Connecting Terminals The monitor utility may be accessed v ia the RS-232 connector located at the back of the ACCSTOR ™.

However.2.third-party communication software that supports ANSI/VT-100 terminal emulation. At the bottom are the instructions on how to navigate using the Monitor Utility. The contents displayed also appear here on the front Panel LCD screen. Most operating systems provide ANSI/VT-100 terminal emulation programs. 3.2. from the remote terminal (or terminal emulation program ) press the [Ctrl]+[D] keys.3 Using the Monitor Utility To start the monitor utility. At the top is the “ Monitor Utility”title which contains the model number and firmware version of the ACCSTOR™. This will invoke the Monitory Utility. At the left is the “ LCD” window. For example : Microsoft Windows : Terminal or Hyper terminal ( Set up as Model VT -100) 3.4 Running Configuration Mode Configuration Mode through the monitor utility is similar to the LCD display.3. To the right is the “ OUTPUT” window that shows more verbose information about the ACCSTOR™. it has a graphical interface that allows for easier navigation through the 21 .3. Below is the “ Menu”window with the Main Menu options. Below is a sample of the Monitor Utility.

Refer to section 3. You can add a DISK into the system as Hot Spare Disk after RAID complete the quick setup procedure.3 CONFIGURING RAID 3.3.1 Defaults value of Quick setup : The RAID’ parameters will be set to defaults value ( as the following table) after s processing the “ Quick setup”function.3.3. If you want to change the default value.2 Customizing Setup to set it manually. 3.3. To Configure your ACCSTOR™ via Quick setup perform the following steps : Display Control Panel Terminal Ctl-D Tab Description Invoke the Monitor Utility Go to Configuration mode ACCSTOR DS8300 ENT XXXXXXXXXXXX PASSWORD Press “ ENT ” for Press”0” for 8 Defaults Password is 0 [] [] [] [] [] [] [] 8 times times “oooooooo” Main Menu ENT Enter Select item0 “Quick Setup” 0 Quick Setup 0 Quick Setup A Moving the cursor to “ Yes” No 0 Quick Setup ENT Enter Select “ Yes “ Yes Re-Confirm A Moving the cursor to “Yes” No Re-Confirm ENT Enter Select “Yes” Yes l The ACCSTOR™ will automatically restart and process the RAID initial as the RAID level 5. 3. refer to 3.menu system.1 Quick Setup This is a most easy way to configure your ACCSTOR™. but all parameters will be setup as defaults. SCSI ID Password Termination 0 00000000 Enable 22 .3 THE ACCSTOR™ CONFIGURATION MENU for a detailed listing of the hierarchy of the menu system. Parameter RAID Level Disk Number Hot Spare Value 5 N No Description System will auto scan the disk numbers in RAID. If you wa nt to change any setting. you have to go to customizing setup to change it.

3.3. 1 8 Use to specify the number of disks in the array. 4. The main menu consists of seven categories. Each category is used to configure a different part of the ACCSTOR™ subsystem.3. In the following sections.8. The ACCSTOR™ have to disconnect from the host system when running the Configuration Menu. Only use to change RAID Level & Disk Number. Each category has sub -menus and options. To avoid accidentally erasing an existing configuration you must specify.10. 2. NOTE: Any changes made to 11 Re-Conf RAID. 13 Disk Number.9.1 RAID Params MENU RAID Params menu configures the ACCSTOR™ for the different supported RAID levels. 14 Slice & 15 Stripe Size will cause data on the drives to be permanently erased. 1. the menu hierarchy will be described in detail.7. 3. Yes No Use to change an existing RAID configuration.3.2 Customizing Setup The Configuration Menu is provided to help facilitate and assist configuring the ACCSTOR™ RAID subsystem. 6. using the “ 11 Re-Conf RAID”option. Sub-menu 11 Re-Conf RAID Description : Settings Default setting No. Refer to section for a description of each RAID level. The number is based on the number of physical disks installed. 5. Main Menu 0 QUICK SETUP 1 RAID Params 2 Host Interface Params 3 RS232 Params 4 System Params 5 NVRAM 6 RAID Funcs 3. 5.2. Settings Default setting 0. Sub-Options 141 Slice0 142 Slice1 143 Slice2 144 Slice3 145 Slice4 146 Slice5 Setting MB MB MB MB MB MB Defaults Same as RAID Capacity 0 0 0 0 0 Sub-menu 12 RAID Level Description : Sub-menu 13 Disk Number Description : Sub-menu 14 Slice 23 . 12 RAID Level. None None Use to specify the RAID Level. The following shows the main menu categories. 0+1. Settings Default setting 12. if you want to change the configuration.11.

3. 64. 5 17A Disk 10 0. Setting Defaults Setting Enable. 4. instead of blindly processing and acknowledging each disk operation before starting the next. 32. 3. 3. 16. Settings Default setting 128. 2. 5 17B Disk 11 0. 4. 2. 1. Command Tag Queuing is a function that allows a SCSI device to queue multiple requests without having to serialize the operations. 1. 3. 2. 5 174 Disk 4 0. Default setting 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 data transfer mode with the installed Sub-menu 15 Stripe Size Description : Sub-menu 16 Write Buffer Description : Sub-menu 17 IDE DMA Mode Description : 18 IDE LBA Mode Description : 19 IDE Ultra DMA Description : 1A Performance Description : Setting Defaults Setting Enable. 4. 2. 3. 3. 2. 8. 4 64 Use to specify the size of the stripe in blocks (1 block = 512 bytes). 4.3. 3. 5 Use to negotiate the highest DMA disks during initialization. 1.2 Host Interface Params MENU The Host Interface Params menu configures the SCSI (for ACCSTOR DS8300) / FC-AL ( for ACCSTOR DS8300FC) portion of the ACCSTOR™ subsystem. 5 179 Disk 9 0.2. Settings Default setting Enable. 2. 4. 3. This helps improve the write performance for RAID 5 configuration. 1. 1. 5 172 Disk 2 0. 2. 1. Disable Enable Use to buffer write operations using memory. 1. The SCSI ID and the termination must be set to avoid causing a conflict with the SCSI adapter or other SCSI device daisy chained with the ACCSTOR™. Sub options Settings 171 Disk 1 0. 2. 3. 5 177 Disk 7 0. Maximum 8 of Slices can be set at same time. 1. 2. 1. 1. 5 17C Disk 12 0. 3. 3. 3. 2. 4. 4. 2. 5 176 Disk 6 0. 2. 5 175 Disk 5 0. This frees the controller to process requests in whatever order is convenient. 2. Sequential Random Use to select the mode of Data Access. 4. 4. 3. This allows the ACCSTOR™ to efficiently handle multithreaded applications that issue multiple disk commands. 4. The feature allows ACCSTOR to manage large size disk.Description : 147 Slice6 MB 0 148 Slice7 MB 0 Use to divide the RAID capacity to several separated Slices. 4. Setting Defaults Setting Random. Disable Enable Use to enable the LBA feature. 24 . 1. 5 178 Disk 8 0. 5 179 ALL 0. 1. 5 173 Disk 3 0. Disable Enable Use to enable the Ultra DMA data transfer mode of the ACCST OR™ with the installed disks during initialization. 4. 3. 1. 4.

10. Each category is used to configure a independent SCSI channel of the ACCSTOR™ subsystem.2. 25 .14.1.4.A.1. 3. Setting Defaults Setting Ultra3.4.3.7& Disable Slice 0 2165 Lun 4 Slice 0. 13. 0 7.4.7& Disable Slice 0 2163 Lun 2 Slice 0.1.5. Each category has sub -menus and options.2. ACCSTOR DS8300 The “Host Interface Params”consists of two categories. Multiple Use to specify the SCSI ID for the ACCSTOR™.6.1. This feature allows to increasing the I/O speed on host Interface from Fast-SCSI to Ultra-SCSI.6.3. Ultra2.1.2. Settings Enable. 9.6.7& Disable Slice 0 2166 Lun 5 Slice 0.4.2.1. 5.5. This feature allows to increasing the I/O speed on host Interface from SCSI to Wide SCSI. The following shows both categories.4.6.3.7& Disable Slice 0 2164 Lun 3 Slice 0.5. 4. 2. 4.4.5. 11.2.1. 2.1.2.5. Sub-options 2161 Lun 0 Setting Slice 0.6. Ultra3 Ultra-Fast Use to enable the Ultra -SCSI feature .2.3. 6. Setting Enable. Disable Default setting Enable Use to enable the SCSI termination of the ACCSTOR™.7& Disable Slice 0 Use to setup each Slice to map a logical Lun Number.7& Disable Defaults Slice 0 Sub-menu option 216 & 226 Lun Map Description : 2162 Lun 1 Slice 0. This feature allows the handling of more I/O requests from the host improving the performance of the ACCSTOR™.3.5.5.7& Disable Slice 0 2168 Lun 7 Slice 0.6. 3.6. 1.2. Settings Enable.5. 12. Disable Defaults Setting Enable Sub-menu option 214 & 224 Speed Description : Sub-menu option 215 & 225 Wide Description : Use to enable the Ultra/Fast Wide SCSI feature .3.4.3. Host Interface Param 21 Primary SCSI 22 Secondary SCSI Sub-menu option 211 & 222 Set SCSI ID Description : Sub-menu option 212 & 222 Termination Description : Sub-menu option 213 & 223 TAG Queuing Description : Settings Default setting 0. Disable Default setting Enable Use to enable the SCSI Tag Queuing feature.6.3.4. 8.7& Disable Slice 0 2167 Lun 6 Slice 0.

Disable Default setting Disable “ Disable” is automatically FC-AL ID assignment.3. Each category has sub-menus and options.3.4.6.3. 19200.1. The ACCSTOR™ and the remote terminal must be set to the same communication settings (baud rate.4.2. “ Enable “ is manually FC-AL ID assignment via Sun-manu 212 & 222 Sub-menu option 212 & 222 ID Setup Description : Sub-menu option 216 & 226 Lun Map Settings 0 to 125 Default setting 0 To assign the FC-AL ID # when “Hard Loop” is enable.1.5.4.1.1.3.2. and parity).5. The following shows the both categories. 3. Host Interface Param 21 Primary FC-AL 22 Secondary FC-AL Sub-menu option 211 & 221 Hard Loop Description : Settings Enable.3.6.4.1. 115200 312 Stop bit 1.1.7& Disable Slice 2168 Lun 7 Slice 0. 2.5.2.2.6.4.2. 4800.2.5.6. 9600. stop bit.3.3 RS232 Params MENU The RS232 Params menu configures the external ports of the ACCSTOR ™. 8 8 314 Parity None. Odd.6.7& Disable Slice Use to setup each Slice to map a logical Lun Number.2. The ACCSTOR™ can communicate with a remote terminal and modem.4. 14400.5. Description : 26 .7& Disable Slice 2166 Lun 5 Slice 0. Even None Use to specify the communication protocol between the ACCSTOR™ and external modem.B.3.6.7& Disable Defaults Slice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Description : 2162 Lun 1 Slice 0.3.4.2.1. ACCSTOR DS8300FC The “Host Interface Params”consists of two categories.6. Each category is used to configure a independent FC-AL of the ACCSTOR ™ subsystem. 38400 Rate 28800.7& Disable Slice 2163 Lun 2 Slice 0. Sub-menu options 31 Modem Port Sub options Settings Default setting 311 Baud 2400.7& Disable Slice 2167 Lun 6 Slice 0.3. Sun-options 2161 Lun 0 Setting Slice 0.5. 57600.1.5.6. 38400.7& Disable Slice 2165 Lun 4 Slice 0. data bit.5.7& Disable Slice 2164 Lun 3 Slice 0. 2 1 313 Data bit 7.2.4.

5 5 427 Page NOW None none Use to enable paging notification when a failure occurs. Use Set Passwd to change the default password. 10. 14400. 1 1 433 FAX1 No. Odd. 10. and Company Info options. The Pager and FAX features require a modem to be attached to the modem port. 38400. 19200 Rate 28800. 15. up to 16 numbers 434 FAX2 No. up to 16 numbers 435 Retry # 20. Enter the pager number to notify 4231 Tel No. Enable Disable 412 Set Passwd up to 8 characters 00000000 Use to enable requiring a password when entering Configuration Mode.Sub-menu options 32 Terminal Port Description : Sub options Settings Default setting 321 Baud 2400. 4800. 19200. Use the FAX Class to specify the fax class support of the modem. For each pager you can enter the telephone number and pin number (if required). 16 characters 4242 Part 2. 9600. Enable Disable 432 FAX Class 2.2. Sub options Settings Default setting 431 FAX Disable. The settings on the remote terminal must match the settings of the ACCSTOR™. 12 characters 425 Repeat # 20..4 SYSTEM Params MENU The System Params menu configures the internal operation of the ACCSTOR™. Use the Page NOW option to immediately send a page. To avoid having the configuration altered by unauthorized personnel. Enable Disable Enter the pager number to notify 4221 Tel No. 15. 15. Sub-menu options 41 Passwd Info Description : Sub options Settings Default setting 411 Passwd Check Disable. One or two fax stations can be notified. FAX Info. 115200 322 Stop bit 1. 8 8 324 Parity None. One or two pagers can be notified with a unique code that can be up to 28 characters. 5 5 426 Interval 20.3. to have the ACCSTOR™ provide failure event notification use the Pager Info. 16 characters 423 Pager2 No. Sub options 421 Paging 422 Pager1 No. 10. you can enable password protection to enter Configuration Mode. 16 characters 4232 Tel No. 2 1 323 Data bit 7. Settings Default setting Disable. 57600. Also. 3. 16 characters 4222 Pin No. 5 5 436 FAX NOW None none Use to enable fax notification when a failure occurs. 16 characters 424 Code Enter the code displayed on the pager 4241 Part 1. The fax can be sent up to 20 times at intervals (in minutes) of up to Sub-menu options 42 Pager Info Description : Sub-menu options 43 FAX Info Description : 27 . Even None Use to specify the communication protocol between the ACCSTOR™ and remote terminal or terminal emulation software. The pager(s) can be notified up to 20 times at intervals (in minutes) of up to 20 minutes.

63 R5 Check will cause data to be permanently erased on the disks. When a change is made in order for it to take effect. Start Stop. Use to change the initialization command for the modem. Yes No Use to store the settings for all the options.2.3. In order for a change to take effect. Yes No Use to reset the ACCSTOR™. Once a configuration change has been made. use the “ Erase NVRAM ” option to clear the contents of NVRAM restoring the default values. Start Stop. NOTE: Any changes made in this group will cause data on the drives to be permanently erased. Sub options Settings AT&D0&K4E0 Default initialization string for modem. Use the Restart option to automatically reset the ACCSTOR™ subsystem . Use this option after changing any settings to allow them to take effect.6 RAID Funcs MENU The RAID Funcs menu allows different functions to be performed on the ACCSTOR™. subsystem must be restarted. Start Stop. Sub-menu options 52 Erase NVRAM Description : Sub-menu options 53 Restart Description : 3. Sub-menu 61 Format Disk Sub options 611 Format Disk1 612 Format Disk2 613 Format Disk3 614 Format Disk4 Settings Stop. Start Default setting Stop Stop Stop Stop 28 .3. Use the FAX Now option to immediately send a fax. it must be saved in NVRAM. NOTE: Any changes made to 61 Format Disk. When using this menu option. the ACCSTOR™ should be off-line. Settings Default setting No. 62 Init RAID 5.5 NVRAM The NVRAM menu options control the configuration information. Sub-menu options 51 Update NVRAM Description : Settings Default setting No. Sub-menu options 44 Company Info : Description : Sub-menu options 45 Modem Init St Description : Sub options Settings String 1 up to 16 alphanumeric characters String 2 up to 16 alphanumeric characters This information will appear at the top of the fax document. the ACCSTOR™. 3.2. the NVRAM (where the settings are stored) must be updated. Settings Default setting No. Yes No Use to clear the contents of NVRAM and restore the default settings. If a change causes an error or if the subsystem fails. Change this option if the default string does not work with your modem.20 minutes.

Settings Disk 1 Disk 2 Disk 3 Disk 4 Disk 5 Default setting None None None none none Sub-menu options 64 Beeper Description : Sub-menu options 65 Stop Modem Description : Sub-menu options 66 Add Disk Description : Sub-menu options 67 Remove Disk 29 . Start Stop 616 Format Disk6 Stop. During an initial RAID 5 configuration. Settings Default setting Clean. Settings Default setting Disk 1 none Disk 2 none Disk 3 none Disk 4 none Disk 5 none Disk 6 none Disk 7 none Disk 8 none Disk 9 none Disk 10 none Disk 11 none Disk 12 none Use this option to add a disk to an existing configuration.Description : 615 Format Disk5 Stop. This option should be executed when initially configuring for RAID 5. Start Stop 61A Format Disk10 Stop. Disable Enable Use to turn on or off the audible alarm when an error occurs or during an Init RAID 5. Most new disks do not require a low-level format. Start Stop 618 Format Disk8 Stop. Settings Default setting No. Yes No Use to stop a Page or FAX notification from being sent. Start Stop Use to low-level format the disks. R5 Check. this is automatically executed. Settings Stop. Start Stop 619 Format ALL Stop. Start Stop 61B Format Disk11 Stop. This option is only available when the ACCSTOR™ is not configured. Use only if drive is exhibiting problems. Use to stop receiving the same Page or FAX notification after the initial one has been acknowledged. Start Stop 617 Format Disk7 Stop. Start Stop 61C Format Disk12 Stop. Settings Stop. Start Default setting Stop Sub-menu options 63 R5/R3 Check Description : Use to verify the RAID 5 configuration. Enable. Start Default setting Stop Sub-menu options 62 Init R5/R3 Description : Use when configuring a disk group for RAID Level 5. This option is not mandatory but optional. Start Stop 619 Format Disk9 Stop. This is only valid when an existing disk was removed using the 67 Remove Disk option.

Settings Default setting None None Use this to view the current settings saved in NVRAM. RAID 5 with hot spare disk Following below steps to configure your ACCSTOR™ as RAID Level 5 with one of Hot Spare Disk. This allows the safe shutdown of a potential faulty disk. This option should only be executed when the ACCSTOR™ is off-line. use the Add Disk option to add the new drive to the configuration. Yes 697 7 Disks No. Yes 695 5 Disks No. Sub-menu options 68 Statistic Description : Sub-menu options 69 Expand Array Description : Sub-menu options 6A Update ROM Description : 3. LCD Display ACCSTOR DS8300 XXXXXXXXXXXX[] PASSWORD 0 [] [] [] [] [] [] [] Main Menu 0 Quick Setup Main Menu 1 RAID Params 1 RAID Params Control Panel Terminal Ctl-D ENT Tab Description Invoke the Monitor Utility Go to Configuration mode Press“ ENT ”Press”0” for 8 Defaults Password is for 8 times times “oooooooo” Z Moving cursor to “1 RAID Params” ENT Enter Enter to “1 RAID Params” Menu ENT Enter 30 Select “Re-Conf RAID” to re configure the RAID. Yes 696 6 Disks No.Description : Disk 6 none Disk 7 none Disk 8 none Disk 9 none Disk 10 none Disk 11 none Disk 12 none Use this option to remove a disk from an existing configuration. plus the percentage of cache hits.1 Sample1.4. This feature can increase the array’ capacity without backup and restore the s database. get a statistical analysis of the read and write operations. Once the drive has been removed. Yes 693 3 Disks No. Yes 694 4 Disks No. Yes 692 2 Disks No. Settings Default setting none None Use this option to update the firmware of the ACCSTOR™. This information is only viewable using the Monitor Utility via the RS -232 port.4 SAMPLES 3. The drive will be removed from the configuration and the spare drive (if available) will automatically be added. Sub options Settings 691 1 Disk No. Yes Use this option to increase the disk numbers to an existing configuration. .

Moving the cursor to “13 Disk Number” Select “13 Disk Number” to setup Disk Number in the RAID . Moving the cursor to “ 53 Restart” To restart the RAID with new configuration. Moving the cursor to “Yes”. To confirm the SCSI ID number. To select “51 Update NVRAM” to update the configuration data. Moving the cursor to “n”. Exit to Main Menu Moving the cursor to “ 2 Interf Params” Enter to “ 2 Interf Params” Menu Select “ 21 Primary SCSI ” to configure the Primary SCSI Select “ 211 Set SCSI ID “ to set SCSI number of Primary SCSI Channel. Exit to Main Menu Moving the cursor to “ NVRAM” Menu Enter to “NVRAM”Menu. Moving the cursor to “n” . “n”= the numbers of disk in RAID minus 1 (for spare) To confirm the numbers of disk in RAID. To re-configure the RAID Moving the cursor to “12 RAID Level” Select “12 RAID Level” to setup RAID Level. “n” = The SCSI ID what you want to setup in RAID. Moving the cursor to “5” To confirm RAID Level is RAID 5. Confirm to write configuration data into NVRAM. Moving the cursor to “Yes” Yes. ENT ESC Enter ESC Z ENT ENT ENT Enter Enter Enter Z ENT ESC Enter ESC Z ENT ENT Enter Enter Z ENT Enter Z ENT Enter 31 .11 Re-Conf RAID 11 Re-Conf RAID No 11 Re-Conf RAID Yes 1 RAID Params 11 Re-Conf RAID 1 RAID Params 12 RAID Level 12 RAID Level None 12 RAID Level 5 1 RAID Params 12 RAID Level 1 RAID Params 13 Disk Number 13 Disk Number 12 13 Disk Number “n” 1 RAID Number 13 Disk Number Main Menu 0 Quick Setup Main Menu 2 Interf Params 2 Interf Params 21 Primary SCSI 21 Primary SCSI 211 Set SCSI ID 211 Set SCSI ID 0 211 Set SCSI ID “n” 2 Interf Params 21 Set SCSI ID Main Menu 0 Quick Setup Main Menu 5 NVRAM 5 NVRAM 51 Update NVRAM 51 Update NVRAM No 51 Update NVRAM Yes 5 NVRAM 51 Update NVRAM 5 NVRAM 53 Restart A ENT Enter Z ENT Enter Z ENT Enter Z ENT Enter Z configure the RAID.

ACCSTOR DS8300 The LCD will display the status OOOOOOOOOOOS as left. 8 of digital Enter your new password by 8 of & Enter. 52 Erase NVRAM. ENT Enter 32 To select “51 Update NVRAM” to update the configuration data. “o” : Disk is on-line. 15 Stripe Size.61 Format Disk. To avoid the data loss . 14 Slice. of digital Defaults is “00000000” numbers ESC ESC Exit “412 Set Passwd” to “41 Passwd” ESC ESC Exit “41 Passwd Info” to Main Menu. for 8 numbers digital numbers. 3. . please do not make any change to 11 Re-Conf RAID. Z Moving the cursor to “ 5 NVRAM ENT Enter Enter to “NVRAM”Menu. Following is the procedure for change the password LCD Display ACCSTOR DS8300 OOOOOOOOOOOS PASSWORD 0 [] [] [] [] [] [] [] Main Menu 0 Quick Setup Main Menu 3 System Params 3 System Menu 41 Passwd Info 41 Passwd Info 411 Passwd Check 411 Passwd Check Disable 411 Passwd Check Enable 41 Passwd Info 411 Passwd Check 41 Passwd Info 412 Set Passwd 412 Sep Passwd 0[][][][][][][] Control Panel Terminal Ctl-D ENT Tab Description Invoke the Monitor Utility Go to Configuration mode Press “ ENT ”Press”0” for 8 Defaults Password is for 8 times times “oooooooo” Z Moving cursor to “3 System Params” ENT Enter Enter to “3 System Params” Menu ENT ENT Enter Enter Z ENT Enter Enter to “ 41 Passwd Info” sub-menu Select “411 Passwd Check” Moving the cursor to “Enable” 41 Passwd Info 412 Set Passwd 4 System Params 41Passwd Info Main Menu 4 System Params Main Menu 5 NVRAM 5 NVRAM Confirm to setup “411 Passwd Check” function as Enable.2 Sample 2. 13 Disk Number. 62 Init RAID 5 & 63 R5 Check. It may will take 30 minutes to couple hours (depend on the disk number and capacity) to complete the process. all of them will cause data on the drives to be permanently erased. Z Moving the cursor to ” 412 Set Passwd” ENT Enter Select “412 Set Passwd” to setup new Password. “s” : Disk is spare.The ACCSTOR™ will auto restart and process the RAID initial as the configuration.4. 12 RAID Level. Change the password of your RAID You may change some of parameters after the RAID has successfully installed the data.

Moving the cursor to “ 53 Restart” To restart the RAID with new configuration. Moving the cursor to “Yes”. to update the configuration data. you have to use the new 33 .51 Update NVRAM 51 Update NVRAM Z No 51 Update NVRAM ENT Enter Yes 5 NVRAM Z 51 Update NVRAM 5 NVRAM ENT Enter 53 Restart * If you want to enter to configuration mode after RAID password. start up. Confirm to write configuration data into NVRAM.

1 Swapping the Disk To hot swap a disk. Replace the HDD. 5. perform the following steps ( Refer to 2.CHAPTER 4. Insert the new power supply module. The following sections describe how to use the hot swap feature. it will be added to the RAID configuration automatically. Open the cartridge handle by sliding the release button and wait for the drive to spin down (The disk LED on the drive bay will turn from green to red indicate the disk is powered down. power supply modules and cooling fan unit. Push the reset button to stop the audible alarm on the rear panel. 1. 8. Gently pull the disk cartridge out of the slot. 6.). Holding the cartridge handle. 5. Pull the handle to disengage the module from the power supply base. Lift the handle to disengage the disk cartridge from the slot. 7. Slide the module out completely from the power supply base. insert the cartridge into the bay along the plastic guides until the handle begins to close. the LED on front panel will turn from green to Red and the power supply buzzer will sound. 4. Unscrew the defective power module unit. 2. 4. 1. 3. To hot swap a power supply module perform the following steps.5. The drive is now replaced. NOTE: Use the handle to slide the module in to the base until it engages to the base. Push down the handle to secure the cartridge into the ACCSTOR system. Hot Swap Components The ACCSTOR™ supports hot-swappable disk cartridges. Slide the latch to the position of lock.2 Swapping the Power Supply Module Once the power supply has defective. 6. 4. 4. Alarm Reset button Screw 34 . 3. Once the drive has powered on. The LED will turn bright green to indicate it has powered on.2 Installing the disk ). Slide the latch to the position of unlock. 2.

4. the Fan fail LED on the module should be turn bright red. The error message on LCD will be turn to normal and the audible alarm will be stopped automatically after above processes.3 SWAPPING THE COOLING FANS 4.3. Release the thumb screws on the fan module. 3.4. Thumb Screws Fan Fail LED 35 . Replace with a new Fan module and insert it into the cooling fan module base. 5. Fasten the thumb screws. the L CD on front panel will display “Fail Fan” and audible alarm will be sound.1 System Cooling Fans Once the system cooling fans module has defective. 1. 2. To hot swap a system cooling fan module perform the following steps. Slide the module out completely from the cooling Fan module base.

make sure the ACCSTOR™ is disconnected from the system to avoid any data loss. * download the firmware to RAM. Done Verifying………. Stop bit.) to the value as shown below : Baud Rate Data bits Stop bit Parity File transfer protocol File name 19200 8 1 0 Send ASCII text file File name of new reversion Firmware To update the firmware. When updating the firmware. or terminal emulation software.1 Updating Firmware The embedded firmware of the ACCSTOR™ can be updated through the RS -232 port using a terminal or PC in terminal emulation mode. Data bit. Enter ‘ to update the Go Go’ Update firmware from RAM firmware to ROM Enter ‘ o’ reconfirm Go G to Reconfirm to update the firmware from RAM to ROM. Are you sure ? “ y” Yes. Verify the terminal. Done ACCSTOR™ will auto restart with new reversion firmware. ADVANCED SETUP 5. NOTE: Refer to section 3. Checksum=xxxx :OK..2 Monitor Utility for more information Message ACCSTOR Monitor Utility Password Password --xxxxxxxx-Pressing Ctrl-D DS8300 Tab Description Invoke the Monitor utility Go to “ Configuration mode” Enter Your Password by 8 Password Control digital Numbers. perform the following steps. New firmware transfer complete. 36 . Begin firmware transfer Display the current status.CHAPTER 5. Display the current status. Parity & etc. Programming……. Be sure the host download the firmware ? computer is disconnected with RAID. now File transfer complete Display the current status. (Defaults is “00000000”) 6 RAID Params “ or “ and Enter A” Z” To select “6 RAID Params” 6A Update ROM “ or “ and Enter A” Z” To select “6A Update ROM” Are you ready to “ y” Yes. settings (Baud rate.

Disconnects all the cables 4. Release the thumb screw on the plate of RAID con troller.5.2. Remove all three of cooling fan modules.1 Removing the controller Plate 1. Thumb Screw 3. When adding or upgrading memory. 37 . 2. Slide the plate of RAID controller module out completely from the bracket. The following steps describe how to replace a new memory to an ACCSTOR™ subsystem. 5. the ACCSTOR™ must be off -line and powered off.2 Adding Cache Memory The ACCSTOR™ subsystem comes configured by default with 128MB of cache memory. It provides single 144-pins DIMM sockets that can be installed with single or double -sided 144 pin memory DIMM modules up to 256MB.

Insert the new memory module and push back until the latches securely hold the memory DIMM in place. 38 . 1. 7. 5. 6. SDRAM Module 5.2. 2.3 Installing the controller plate. Insert the plate of RAID controller into the bracket. Remove the memory module from the memory DIMM sockets. 1. Install all three of cooling fan modules back to the ACCSTOR. Tighten the thumb screw on the plate of RAID controller. Connects all the cables back.2 Installing the cache memory.2.5.

Possible Cause: The FC-AL ID set for the ACCSTOR™ is used by another device attached to the same FC -AL adapter. or software utility. then Set SCSI ID. that displays the devices attached and their FC-AL ID. This will select a SCSI s ID for the ACCSTOR™. most SCSI host adapters provide an onboard ROM BIOS. Fix: Use the Configuration Mode to configure the ACCSTOR™ for a different SCSI ID. Possible Cause: The SCSI ID set for the ACCSTOR™ is identical to the reserved SCSI ID used by the SCSI adapter in your computer system. Problem: The ACCSTOR™ is not detected by the SCSI host adapter. Remember the majority of SCSI host adapter reserves SCSI ID 7 for the adapter ID. Troubleshooting A. Also. or software utility. Also. Possible Cause: The SCSI ID set for the ACCSTOR™ is used by another SCSI device attached to the same SCSI adapter. 39 . Fix: Through the Configuration Mode select Interf Params. To change the termination settings of the ACCSTOR™ use the SCSI Params menu and SCSI Termination option to enable or disable termination. ACCSTOR DS8300FC Problem: ACCSTOR™ is not properly identified by the FC -AL adapter during the initialization of your computer system. and specify a different SCSI ID. Disconnect the ACCSTOR™ from the SCSI host adapter and during the system boot. and specify a different FC-AL ID. B. This will select a s ID for the ACCSTOR™. Possible Cause: Incorrect termination in a daisy chain configuration or a loose cable in a stand -alone configuration. Problem: The ACCSTOR™ is identified at all SCSI ID’ s. Fix: Through the Configuration Mode select SCSI Params. note the SCSI ID’ already in use. note the FC-AL ID’ already in use. or by running the utility. that displays the devices attached and their SCSI ID. Fix: In a daisy chain configuration verify only the SCSI host adapter and the last SCSI device is terminated. most FC -AL host adapters provide an onboard ROM BIOS.APPENDIX A. ACCSTOR DS8300 Problem: ACCSTOR™ is not properly identified by the SCSI adapter durin g the initialization of you computer system. Disconnect the ACCSTOR™ from the FC -AL adapter and during the system boot. then Set FC -AL ID. TROUBLESHOOTING AND ERROR MESSAGES 1. or by running the utility.

Terminal option and change the terminal settings accordingly. the ACCSTOR ™ will halt requests from the host (see above). Possible Cause: The terminal communications settings are not matching the settings of the A CCSTOR™ RS-232 interface. Cause: These characters are displayed when the cache is full with write request's data that have not been processed. Cause: These characters are displayed to indicate the write requests in the cache are being processed. Possible Cause: The ACCSTOR™ is not configured. 8 Data bits. 1 Stop bit. Possible Cause: The ID set for the ACCSTOR™ is identical to the reserved ID used by the FC-AL adapter in your computer system. When these characters are displayed. Fix: None needed. Problem: The front panel LCD displays alternating “ Ww”characters. C. 40 .Problem: The ACCSTOR™ is identified at all FC-AL ID’ s. Problem: Unable to access the Configuration Mode using the remote terminal interface. Fix: Make sure the ACCSTOR™ is configured for a RAID level. No Parity. Fix: The default settings for the RS-232 port are 19200 Baud rate. Possible Cause: The Page and Fax options are not enabled. If the settings were changed during Conf iguration Mode verify the settings of the ACCSTOR™ in the RS -232 Params. and XON/XOFF Flow control. Problem: The front panel LCD displays alternating “ Zz”characters. Make sure the terminal is configured for these settings. In addition. Fix: Make sure the “ WRITE BUFFER ” option of the “ RAID Params” menu is enabled. Fix: Use the Configuration Mode to configure the ACCSTOR™ for a differen t FC-AL ID. By increasing the cache memory the write buffer space increases and will be able to handle the higher write requests Problem: Unable to send a Page or FAX using the modem port. Fix: Go to the Configuration Mode and enable Page and FAX notification via the System Params menu option. If no RAID level is configured the operating system will not detect the ACCSTOR™ as a disk drive. more cache memory may be required. It will halt requests from the host to flush the data in the cache. ACCSTOR DS8300 & ACCSTOR DS8300FC Problem: Unable to access the ACCSTOR™ after the operating system boots up.

If it continues to fail try moving it to the other memory socket. If it continues to fail try moving it to the other memory socket. Fix: Re-sit the memory module in to the socket and retry. Possible Cause: Memory SIMM module may not be properly seated or may be defective. Make sure the correct memory type is being installed. Problem: Newly installed memory SIMM fails during Self-Test or is not detected.Problem: Memory test fails during Self-Test. Replace the memory SIMM with another single or double -sided 144-pin SIMM. Possible Cause: Memory SIMM module may not be properly seated or may not be supported by the particular ACCSTOR ™ model. The ACCSTOR DS8300 supports SDRAM. Fix: Re-sit the memory module in to the socket and retry. 41 .

IDE interface is waiting for an interrupt from a disk. The number of disks needed (z) is required. 3. Modem. Blk ? is the block (sector) on the disks that failed. 9. IDE disk drive current status (?) To wait for disk drive to turn off DRQ in Interrupt phase. A disk capacity being added to an existing RAID configuration is less than the configured disks. Use Disk Check to identify faulty disk. The configuration is lost. IDE interface is waiting for disk to be free. error: ? !! 42 . 12) Total number of disks detected by the controller Number of disks specified in 1 RAID Params. A disk d rive (x) is not installed or is unable to be accessed. 11. The RS -232. 8. Indicates DRQ is not free in Interrupt phase. 6. 2. Use Disk Check to identify faulty disk. 4. The IDE interface is waiting for DRQ signal to go off in command phase. 7. The RAID 5 initialization failed. The information in NVRAM has been erased. A parity byte was unable to be read/write. Disk (x) failed during the format. Possible bad disk. Possible bad disk. Use Disk Check to identify faulty disk channel. Error Messages The following is a listing of the error messages generated by the ACCSTOR™ and their meaning. The configuration is lost. A disk (x ) was removed due to a failed disk or by the operator. The status (status ?) and error (error: ?) returned by the disk based on the ATA-2 Specification. The SCSI interface of the ACCSTOR™ controller is faulty. needed = z Disk x not installed! Disk x previously removed! Too many RAID members failed! RAID not configured! Disk x is too small! Explanation The number of disks found (y) does not match the number of disks configured for. The minimum number of disks required for the RAID configuration failed to initialize. The R5 Check function failed. 10. Disk x format ERROR! Init RAID5 ERROR! Disk x add ERROR! Parity ERROR: blk ? !! RAID 5 Check ERROR! Param vendor ID ERROR! Param checksum ERROR ! SCSI chip ERROR! Testing Serial Connection… Fail Do_IDE_Cmd: wait DRQ Do_IDE_Cmd ERROR ? ! IDE_ISR: wait Master Int IDE_ISR: wait IDE Busy off IDE_ISR: status ? IDE_ISR: wait DRQ IDE_ISR: DRQ ON DISK: status ?. Legend: x= y= z= Number of disk channel (1. Possible bad disk. RAID can not be configured due to too few good disks available or no RAID configuration has been performed. Possible bad disk. Disk (x) being added failed.2. 3 Disk Number menu option. Error Message Number of disks found = y. The information in NVRAM has been erased. To add a disk to an existing configuration the disk must be the equal size or greater. or UPS port is faulty. 5. An error (?) occurred in IDE interface. Possible wrong RAID configuration or not initialized (Init RAID5).

The current configuration failed to be verified. Possible fault disk or disk off-line. The disk (x) caused an error. blkno=?. The status (?) returned by the disk per ATA-2 Specification. The block number (blkno=?) where the request failed. The modem did not respond to the page or FAX notification request. Fax Class 1 support -. Must replace disk. The modem is currently is use and unable to send a FAX notification. The remaining sectors (resid=?) The disk (x) was unable to be initialized by the controller. Possible bad disk. Multi -Sector). resid=? DISK: Initialize #? ERROR! DISK: #x is off-line! DISK: #x not installed! DISK: #x ERROR status ? ! ERROR: Not a hard disk! ERROR: Disk parameters ERROR! ERROR: No multi -sector mode! ERROR: IORDY not support! DISK: #? Remap area overflow ! DISK: #? Blk no: ? is remapped. The area used to re-map bad sectors is full. The disk is an older IDE disk.DISK: #X type=?. Possible bad disk. The disk does not support the ATA-2 multi-sector transfer function. Heads. Modem may be turned off or not connected. No re-map sectors are available while the controller detected bad sectors. The page notification failed. T he controller does not recognize the device installed. User stopped the modem from sending a page or FAX notification. Block number (?) is detected as a bad sector and has been re-mapped. DISK: #? Remap area is empty! Modem time-out! All modem operations canceled! Training FAIL! Page transfers FAIL! FAX: Modem is busy! Paging: Modem is busy! Invalid NVRAM No Configuration Config ERROR Not enough Disk are The disk (x) failed to respond to a request by the controller (type=?). The controller was unable to read the disks parameters (Cylinder. Possible bad disk. Sectors. The ACCSTOR™ is currently not configured for any RAID level.modem fails in training phase. The modem is currently is use and unable to send a page notification. Possible older IDE disk that does not support ATA-2 Specification. 43 . The disk (x) is not detected by the controller. Modem may be turned off or not connected. Number of disks required for the RAID Level is missing. Disk number (x) failed and was removed from the RAID configuration. Possible faulty disks or disks off-line. The information stored in the NVRAM area is invalid and unable to be used. Disk does not support IORDY.

Disk Transfer Rate Twelve of UltraDMA133 Disk Channel Disk C hannel 2 Lines by 16 Characters LCD Display Hot Swap and redundant Yes (Power Supply. 20% to 80% non-condensing Relative Humidity 195(W) x 495(D) x 450(H) Dimensions 19” (W) x 495(D) x 4U 28. Configuration O/S Independent and Transparent Operating Systems Redundant of three of 300W Power modules with PFC function. Through RS-232 emulation terminal. Error Recovery Automati c Drive Rebuilds Yes. Temperature Non Operating Temperature : -40 to 60 degree C. Automatic Data rebuilds. Drive and Fan). 3. The Pager and Fax Notification have to connect a external modem. Hi quality power module. up to 256Mbytes with ECC 144pins SDRAM Memory (Write back) System Type Deskside 4U Rackmount De skside 4U Rackmount Host Interface Dual Ultra160 SCSI channels Dual loops of 2Gbit Fibre channel 160MB/sec per channel 2Gb/sec per Loop Host Transfer Rate EIDE. 44 . 5 or 0+1 RAID Levels Cache Support 128Mbytes as the standard.0Kg(W/O Disk Drives) Weight Specification subject to change without not ice. Load Power Supply Sharing type. All trademarks or registered trademarks are properties of their respective owners. Automatic Bad-Sector & Yes. Fax Notification Remote Terminal Yes. cableless design AC Voltage 100-240 VAC Electrical Ac Frequency 47-63Hz Operating Tempe rature : 5 to 40 degree C. Audible Alarm. Yes (Drive). Hot Spare Array Management Support Yes. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION ACCSTOR ACCSTOR ACCSTOR ACCSTOR DS8300-D DS8300-R DS8300FC -D DS8300FC -R Intel i80303 64bit RISC CPU RAID Engine 0. 1. ATA-133 . Pager and Yes.APPENDIX B. Disk Interface Up to 133Mbyte/disk.

APPENDIX C. CONNECTORS * SCSI Connector Pin# 1 Signal Name Pin# SCSI_AC_DAT<12>+ 35 SCSI_AC_DAT<13>+ 36 SCSI_AC_DAT<14>+ 37 SCSI_AC_DAT<15>+ 38 SCSI_AC_PAR<1>+ 39 SCSI_AC_DAT<0>+ SCSI_AC_DAT<1>+ SCSI_AC_DAT<2>+ SCSI_AC_DAT<3>+ SCSI_AC_DAT<4>+ SCSI_AC_DAT<5>+ SCSI_AC_DAT<6>+ SCSI_AC_DAT<7>+ SCSI_AC_PAR<0>+ GND GND TERMPWRA TERMPWRA GND GND SCSI_AC_ATN_L+ GND SCSI_AC_BSY_L+ SCSI_AC_ACK_L+ SCSI_AC_RST_L+ SCSI_AC_MSG_L+ SCSI_AC_SEL_L+ SCSI_AC_CD_L+ SCSI_AC_REQ_L+ SCSI_AC_IO_L+ SCSI_AC_DAT<0>+ 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 Signal Name SCSI_AC_DAT<12>SCSI_AC_DAT<13>SCSI_AC_DAT<14>SCSI_AC_DAT<15>SCSI_AC_PAR<1>SCSI_AC_DAT<0>SCSI_AC_DAT<1>SCSI_AC_DAT<2>SCSI_AC_DAT<3>SCSI_AC_DAT<4>SCSI_AC_DAT<5>SCSI_AC_DAT<6>SCSI_AC_DAT<7>SCSI_AC_PAR<0>GND GND TERMPWRA TERMPWRA GND GND SCSI_AC_ATN_L GND SCSI_AC_BSY_L SCSI_AC_ACK_L SCSI_AC_RST_L SCSI_AC_MSG_L SCSI_AC_SEL_L SCSI_AC_CD_LSCSI_AC_REQ_L SCSI_AC_IO_LSCSI_AC_DAT<0>SCSI_AC_DAT<9>SCSI_AC_DAT<10>SCSI_AC_DAT<11>- 1 35 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 34 23 68 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 SCSI_AC_DAT<9>+ 66 SCSI_AC_DAT<10>+ 67 SCSI_AC_DAT<11>+ 68 45 .

Connector Pin# 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Signal Name TX+ N/A N/A N/A RX+ TXN/A N/A RXShield Input/Output Description Output N/A N/A N/A Input Output N/A N/A Input Differential Data Output Plus Unused Unused Unused Differential Data Input Plus Differential Data Output Minus Unused Unused Differential Data Input Minus Metal Shell of Connector * RS-232 & Modem Male Connector Pin# 1 2 3 4 5 Signal DCD RXD TXD DTR GND Pin# 6 7 8 9 Signal DSR RTS CTS TXC 46 .* FC-AL 9pin D-Sub.

APPENDIX D. Member disks are identified by a status of “ displayed on the front panel LCD.. When it executes in a disk controller or adapter. the average time from start of use to failure in a large population of identical components or devices. where the substitution can be performed by the subsystem itself while it continues to perform its normal function. as well as workstations and personal computers. but may also execute in a host computer. Hot Swaps do not require human intervention (i. 47 . Disk Mirroring Data is duplicat ed on different sets of disks in the array. Hot Swap The substitution of a replacement unit in a disk subsystem for a defective one. Array Management Software controls the disks and presents them to the array’ operating environment as one or s more virtual disks. O” Mirroring A form of RAID in which Array Management Software maintains two or more identical copies of data on separate disks. and servers. Disk Array A collection of disks from one or more commonly accessible disk subsystems. Hot Spare The substitution of a replacement unit in a disk system for defective one. MTBF An abbreviation for Mean Time Between Failure. Array Management Software most often executes in a disk controller or intelligent host bus adapter. as long as they have disks attached to them. GLOSSARY Array Management Software. can a ll be considered host computers in the context of this book. where the substitution can be performed while the subsystem is running. Mainframes. combined with a body of Array Management Software. There is no redundant information generated or stored. Disk Striping Data distributed across all the disks in the array. hot spare) Member Disks Disk channels configured for a particular RAID Level. FC-AL Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop Host Computer Any computer system to which disks are directly attached and accessible for I/O. Firmware The body of software that provides common control and management for a disk array. Array Management Software is often referred to as Firmware.e.

Katz of the University of California at Berkley. Swap The replacement of a defective unit with a new unit. Spare. Units are parts of a dis k subsystem that may either be field replaceable by a vendor service representative or consumer replaceable. RAID levels The original RAID level 1 through 5 was outlined in a research paper entitled A Case for Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks. This paper was published in 1988 by David A. Counting the term RAID 0 that refers to disk striping and later defined RAID 6. SCSI ID Also called SCSI ID#. The redundant information enables regeneration of user data in the event that one of the arr ay’ member disks or s the access path to it fails. there are 7 levels of RAID. 48 . Patterson. is an octal representation of the unique address assigned to a SCSI device.RAID A Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID or RAID array) is a disk array in which part of the storage capacity is used to store redundant information about user data stored on the remainder of the storage capacity. and Randy H. Spare Disk A disk reserved for substitution of a like entity in case of the failure of that entity. SCSI Small Computer System Interface. Garth Gib son.