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Sun StorEdge 6920 System Getting Started Guide

Installing and Configuring the System






1. System Overview

System Features

Hardware Overview

Storage Array Configurations

Internal and External Networks

External Storage Devices

Expanding System Capacity

Software Overview

User Interfaces

Resident Software

Data Services Software

Sun StorEdge Storage Pool Manager

Sun StorEdge Data Snapshot

Sun StorEdge Data Mirror

Sun StorEdge Data Replicator

Required Host Software

Solaris Host Software

Host Software for Other Operating Systems

Additional Supported Software

Supported Third-Party Software

2. Installing the System

Preparing for Installation

Preparing the Site

Setting Up a DHCP Server

Unpacking the System

Installation Task Summary

Installing the Base Cabinet

Items You Need

Moving and Positioning the Base Cabinet

Stabilizing the Base Cabinet

Adjusting the Leveling Pads and Installing the Stabilizer Legs

Installing the Floor-Mounting Brackets

Connecting Expansion Cabinets

Items You Need

Connecting the Fibre Channel Cables

Connecting the Base Cabinet to Expansion Cabinet 1 and Expansion Cabinet 2

Connecting the Ethernet and Power Sequencer Cables

Powering On the System

Items You Need

Connecting the Grounding Cable of the Base Cabinet

Connecting the Power Cables

Powering On the System

Installing the USB Flash Disk

Items You Need

Establishing the Serial Connection

Running the Initial Configuration Script

Connecting the System to the Network

Connecting the System to the Remote Response Service

Next Steps

3. Logging In and Completing the Initial Configuration

Starting the Management Software

About User Roles

Logging In to the System

Completing the Initial Configuration

Configuring General Settings

Setting Site Information for Diagnostics and Monitoring

Responding to Current Alarms

Setting the Expansion Cabinet Array Addresses

Next Steps

4. Connecting Data Hosts

Data Host Connectivity

Determining Your Configuration

FC Port Connections

SIO-8 Cards


Connecting Hosts to a SAN With Failover

Connecting Hosts Directly With Failover

Selecting Ports for Additional Host Connections

Selecting Ports for Additional Storage Connections

Installing Host Software for Solaris OS Hosts

Summary of the Installation Tasks

System Requirements

Checking Pre-existing Versions of Software

Checking the SAN Foundation Software

Checking the Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment Enterprise Edition Software

Checking the Java SDK Environment

Installing Data Host Software for Solaris Hosts

Checking Log Files After the Installation

Enabling Multipathing Software

Installing Remote Management Host Software

Starting the Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment Enterprise Edition

Using the Remote Scripting CLI Client

Logging In to the System

Logging Out of the System

Installing Host Software for Operating Systems Other Than Solaris OS

Downloading the Multipathing Software

Installing the Remote Scripting CLI Client

Removing the Data Host Software

5. Configuring Storage

Before You Begin

Storage Configuration Concepts

Physical Storage Components

Logical Storage Components

Storage Configuration Considerations

Using the Default Configuration

Default Configuration Options

Creating Volumes

Changing the Default Configuration

Creating Storage Domains

Selecting a Storage Profile

Deleting Virtual Disks

Moving Default Virtual Disks

Creating a Storage Pool

6. Connecting External Storage Devices

Supported Storage Devices

Connecting Storage Devices to the System

Guidelines for Connecting External Storage Devices

Cabling a Direct Connection With Failover

Cabling Dual FC Switches With Failover

Importing External Storage

Before You Create a Legacy Volume

Creating a Legacy Volume and Mapping It to a Host

Using Legacy Volumes

Using External Storage as Raw Storage

Monitoring External Storage

A. Remote Response Service

Supported Country Listing

Remote Response Service Worksheet

Connecting Multiple Systems

B. Remote and Local Power Management

Preparing the System for Remote Power Management

Remote Power Management Checklist

Items You Need

Preparing the Cabinet

Connecting the Internal Power Sequencer Cables

Connecting Ethernet and Power Sequencer Cables

Connecting the Grounding Cable

Connecting the Power Cables

Powering On the System

Enabling Support for Remote Power Management

Performing a Partial System Shutdown

Performing a Full System Shutdown

Restoring Power to the System

Restoring Power to the System After a Partial System Shutdown

Restoring Power to the System After a Full System Shutdown

C. System Ship Kit

Expansion Cabinet Ship Kit

Serial Console Port Interface

D. Troubleshooting the Installation

E. Information Collection Worksheet