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Sun Storage Common Array Manager Installation and Setup Guide

Installation and Setup Guide



About This Guide

1. Before You Install the Software

Verify System Requirements

Disk Space Requirements

Windows OS Requirements

Solaris OS Special Requirements

Microsoft Operations Manager (Optional)

Decide On In-Band or Out-of-Band RAID Array Management

Decide On Typical or Custom Installation

Updating To a New Version

2. Installing the Typical Full Management Software

Download Sun Storage Common Array Manager Software and Patches

Installing the Full Management Software

Installation Command Summary

Installation Files and Logs

3. Custom Installation Options

Installing the Management Host and Optional GUI

Installing the Data Host Proxy Agent for JBOD Arrays

Installing the Data Host Proxy Agent for JBOD Arrays

Remote Access via Proxy Agent

Installing the Administrator Host CLI Client

Installing the Administrator Host CLI Software

Enabling Remote Access to Oracle Java Web Console

Installing and Configuring the Software Using a CLI

Installing the Software Using a CLI (Solaris OS and OpenSolaris OS)

Installing the Software Using a CLI (Linux)

Installing the Software Using a CLI (Windows)

4. Initial Array Set Up

Setting Up Site and Array Information

Starting the Array Management Software

Providing Site Information

Subscribing to Auto Service Request (ASR)

Registering Arrays

Initial Array Administration

Installing the Baseline Firmware

Setting an Array Password

Naming an Array

Setting the System Time

Creating a Hot Spare Drive

5. Configuring RAID Storage

Storage Configuration Guidelines

Using Storage Domains to Partition Storage

About the Default Domain

About Premium Storage Domains

Configuring RAID Storage

Enabling Premium Features

Adding a License To Enable a Premium Feature

Configuring Basic Storage

Planning Storage Allocation

About Storage Profiles

Viewing the Predefined Storage Profiles:

Creating Storage Pools

About Hosts and Host Groups

Creating Hosts

Creating a Host Group

Creating Initiators to Assign to Hosts

Using the New Volume Wizard to Create and Map Volumes

Creating Volumes Using the New Volume Wizard

About Volumes and the Default Domain or Partitioned Storage Domains

RAID Configuration Tutorial

Step 1: Select a Storage Profile

Step 2: Create a Storage Pool

Step 3: Create a Host

Step 4: Create a Volume

Step 5: Map the Volume to a Host

6. Setting Up Array Monitoring

Setting Up Notification for Fault Management

Configuring Array Health Monitoring

Configuring the FMS Agent

Enabling Health Monitoring for an Array

Activating Auto Service Request

Configuring ASR Client Security

7. Adding Users And Assigning Roles

Creating Host Accounts

Using Administrative Roles to Initially Log In

Adding New Users to Hosts

Adding New Users and Assigning Roles

Adding New Users in Windows

Adding an Administrative User in Windows

Adding Non-Administrator Users in Windows

User Role Guidelines

8. SAS Domain Access Configuration

About SAS Domains

Supported SAS Arrays

Configuring SAS Access (or Zoning)

Preparing for SAS Access Configuration

Checking System Requirements

Planning for SAS Access Configuration

Using SAS Multipathing

Discovering SAS Domains

Viewing Discovered SAS Domains

Renaming the SAS Domain Name

Configuring SAS Access for New Arrays

Importing Access Configuration Using a Template

Manually Configuring SAS Port to Target Access

Cascading J4x00 Arrays to Existing Arrays

Preparing Existing Arrays Prior to Cascading Additional Storage

Preparing New Arrays for Cascading (Adding Storage Capacity)

Cascading the New Array to the Existing Storage

Configuring Multiple Host Access for a J4x00 Array

Configuring Hosts for Access Configuration

Troubleshooting Access Configuration

About SATA Affiliation Conflicts

Clearing SATA Affiliation Conflicts

A. RAID Configuration Worksheets

B. SAS Access Configuration Planning Worksheets

C. Configuring the IP Address of the RAID Array Controllers

D. Configuring In-Band Management for RAID Arrays

E. Using SNMP

F. Installation Troubleshooting