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Configuring a Microsoft Windows Server
This appendix provides platform-specific host installation and configuration information to use when you connect a Sun StorEdge 3510 FC array or a Sun StorEdge 3511 SATA array to a host running the Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows 2003 Server, or Windows 2003 Advanced Server operating system. For convenience, these platforms will be referred to collectively in this document as "Microsoft Windows Server."
The Sun StorEdge 3510 FC array and Sun StorEdge 3511 SATA array support Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Service Pack 3 or greater, in dual-path configurations using Sun StorEdge Traffic Manager 3.0 failover drivers for Windows 2000.
If you are going to use dual-path instead of single-path configuration, refer to the Sun StorEdge Traffic Manager Software Installation Guide for Microsoft Windows. It provides detailed instructions about setting up the device driver on the server and additional information about configuring your Windows 2000 Server or Advanced Server.
Customers interested in Sun StorEdge Traffic Manager for multiplatform support should contact Sun Sales or visit:
For more information about multiplatform support, refer to:
The information in this appendix covers the following steps:
The RAID controller can be configured by means of a host system running a VT100 terminal emulation program such as HyperTerminal in Microsoft Windows.
Note - You can also monitor and configure a RAID array over an IP network using the RAID firmware or Sun StorEdge Configuration Service after you assign an IP address to the array. For details, see Section 4.10, Setting Up Out-of-Band Management Over Ethernet, and refer to the Sun StorEdge 3000 Family Configuration Service User's Guide.
1. Use a null modem serial cable to connect the COM port of the RAID array to an unused serial port on your host system.
A null modem cable has serial signals swapped for connecting to a standard serial interface.
2. Power up the array.
3. On the server, choose Start Programs Accessories Communications HyperTerminal.
4. Type a name and choose an icon for the connection.
5. In the Connect To window, select the COM port from the "Connect using:" drop-down menu for that array.
6. Click OK.
7. In the Properties window, set the serial port parameters using the drop-down menus.
Set serial port parameters to:
8. To save the connection and its settings, choose File Save.
The connection file name is connection-name where connection-name is the name you gave this HyperTerminal connection in Step 4.
9. To make a connection shortcut on your desktop:
a. Choose Start Find For Files or Folders.
b. Enter connection-name and click the Search button.
c. Highlight and right-click on the file name in the Search Results window.
d. Choose Create Shortcut and click Yes.
You are now ready to configure your array.
To access the array from a Microsoft Windows Server through a serial port, use the HyperTerminal connection you configured in Section F.1, Setting Up the Serial Port Connection or install a VT100 terminal emulation program and use the parameters described there.
To access the array through an Ethernet connection, follow the procedures in Section 4.10, Setting Up Out-of-Band Management Over Ethernet. To access the command prompt described there from a Microsoft Windows Server, perform this step:
Choose Programs Accessories Command Prompt.
Before beginning this procedure, make sure that you are using a supported FC host bus adapter (HBA) such as a QLogic QLA2310 or QLogic QLA2342. Refer to the release notes for your array for current information about which HBAs are supported.
Also make sure that you are using a supported driver for your HBA. For the QLA2310 or QLA2342, use driver version 126.96.36.199 or later.
Note - When the Microsoft Windows operating system recognizes the Sun StorEdge 3510 FC array or Sun StorEdge 3511 SATA array's SCSI Enclosure Services (SES) processor and identifies it as a Sun StorEdge 3510 FC Enclosure or Sun StorEdge 3511 SATA Enclosure, it might prompt you to supply a driver. This is standard plug-and-play behavior when unknown devices are encountered, but no device driver is necessary. If you see this prompt, simply click Cancel. If you have multiple arrays, you might see this prompt more than once. Each time you see this prompt, click Cancel.
1. Boot your system and verify that the HBA basic input/output system (BIOS) recognizes your new FC device.
2. If a Found New Hardware Wizard is displayed, click Cancel.
You are now ready to partition and format your new devices.
3. Open the Disk Management folder.
a. Right-click on the My Computer icon to display a pop-up menu.
b. Choose Manage.
c. Select the Disk Management folder.
d. If a Write Signature and Upgrade Disk Wizard is displayed, click Cancel.
A "Connecting to Logical Disk Manager Server" status message is displayed.
4. Select your new device when it is displayed.
5. Right-click in the Unallocated partition of your device to display a pop-up menu.
6. Choose Create Partition from the pop-up menu.
The Create Partition wizard is displayed.
7. Select Primary partition and click Next.
8. Specify the amount of disk space to use or accept the default value, and click Next.
9. Assign a drive letter, if desired, and click Next.
10. Select "Format this partition with the following settings."
a. Specify NTFS as the "File system to use."
b. Make sure the "Perform a Quick Format" checkbox is selected.
c. Click Next.
A confirmation dialog box displays the settings you have specified.
11. Click Finish.
The new partition is formatted and the formatted partition is identified as NTFS in the Computer Management window.
12. Repeat Step 5 through Step 11 for any other new partitions and devices you want to format.
Before you can create host filters, you need to know the worldwide name (WWN) for the FC HBA that connects your host to your FC array.
1. Boot a specific host system and note the BIOS version and HBA card models connected to your host.
2. Access the HBA card's BIOS with the appropriate command (Alt-Q or Ctrl-A are commonly used).
If the host has multiple HBA cards, select the card that is connected to the storage.
3. Scan the card to look for devices attached to it (usually with the Scan Fibre Devices or the Fibre Disk Utility).
The node name (or similar label) is the WWN. The following example shows the node name for a Qlogic card.
Refer to the Sun StorEdge 3000 Family RAID Firmware User's Guide for more information about creating host filters.