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Sun ZFS Storage 7x20 Appliance Installation Guide
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1.  Introduction

2.  Installation

3.  Cabling

4.  Powering On and Configuring the System


Powering On and Configuring the Appliance


Connecting to ILOM


Power Tasks

Next Steps


Initial Configuration




Configuring Management Port


Performing Initial Configuration with the CLI




Powering On and Configuring the Appliance

This section provides instructions for configuring the primary network interface using the preinstalled Sun ZFS Storage 7000 command line interface (CLI). After you configure the primary interface, configure the remaining system parameters using the browser user interface (BUI) from any client on the same network.


Refer to the Installation section for detailed instructions to install your system in the rack. Complete the system cabling according to the Cabling Diagrams section.

Gather the following information in preparation for configuring an Ethernet interface on the storage controller.

If you will access the appliance through an administrative client, configure the administrative client with the following settings:

Refer to the Quick Setup poster that shipped with the product or the following sections in the Sun ZFS Storage 7000 Appliance Service Manual located on for an overview of your system controller.

Connecting to ILOM

In rare cases, faults associated with uncorrectable CPU errors are not diagnosable or displayed in the controller. These faults will be preserved by and observable on the ILOM. Connect to the server ILOM (Service Processor) on the server platform to diagnose hardware faults that do not appear in the BUI.

In a cluster environment, an ILOM connection should be made to each controller.

The server ILOM provides options for (i) network and (ii) serial port connectivity. Network connection is the preferred choice, as the ILOM serial port does not always allow adequate means of platform data collection.

WARNING : Failure to configure ILOM connectivity may lead to longer than necessary hardware fault diagnosis and resolution times.


Power Tasks

Powering On the Appliance

You can access the system by connecting an administrative client to the serial management port on the controller. Alternatively, if there is a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server on the network, you can access the system by connecting the network management port to your network.

Note that if you are installing a cluster, configure only one controller initially. The software propagates the configuration to the peer controller during cluster initialization. After the cluster is initialized, you can administer the system from either storage controller. However, do not attempt initial configuration on both controllers independently. Refer to the Cluster documentation in the System Administration Guide located on for more information.

  1. To perform initial configuration using serial, connect a serial cable from the SER MGT port on the back panel of the controller to the serial port on the administrative client. Use a DB9 to RJ45 adapter if necessary.
  2. To perform initial configuration using Ethernet, connect an Ethernet cable from the NET MGT port on the back panel of the controller to your network.
  3. Connect an Ethernet cable from your network to the NET0 port on the back panel of the controller.
  4. For 7120, 7320 and 7420, power on any disk shelves attached to the storage system by plugging the two power cords into the universal power connectors, connecting the cords to the external power source and turning on the disk shelf power switches. Wait several minutes until the power indicators are lit a steady green.

    For 7700/7720, ensure that the circuit breakers are in the OFF position before connecting the six power cords for the storage rack to wall sockets that are controlled by individual circuit breakers. Connect three of the circuit breakers to one power source, and connect the remaining three to a different power source. This is required to maintain power protection through redundant power sources. See Cabinet Electrical Specifications.

  5. For 7120, 7320 and 7420, connect power cables to power supply 0 and power supply 1 on the storage controller(s) and wait until the Power/OK LED on the front panel next to the Power button lights and remains lit (approximately two minutes).

    For 7700/7720, switch all of the wall circuit breakers to the ON position. Wait until the Power/OK LEDs light and remain lit.

  6. Open a terminal window or terminal emulator and issue the appropriate command, as follows:
  7. For a serial port concentrator connect (for example, using telnet), and use root as the user name and replace serial-concentrator portnumber with the appropriate value, for example: telnet serial-concentrator portnumber
  8. For a network connection, connect using SSH and use root as the user name and determine the IP address by accessing your DHCP server for the address assigned to the Service Processor MAC address (see the label on the storage controller), for example: ssh root@
  9. Type the password changeme when prompted.
  10. At the command prompt, type start /SP/console.
  11. Type y to confirm that you want to start the console.
  12. Press any key to begin configuring the appliance. The shell interface configuration screen appears. NET-0 at the top of the screen should be underlined.
  13. Verify the information on the screen, or enter values that do not appear.
  14. Apply the values by pressing ESC-1 or the F1 key or by pressing Enter after confirming the password. The final shell configuration screen appears, confirming that your appliance is ready for further configuration using the BUI.

Completing Configuration

Configure the remaining system parameters through the CLI after logging in, or through a browser running on any client on the same network as the initial interface. The management software is designed to be fully featured and functional on the following supported web browsers: Firefox 3.x, Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8, Safari 3.1 or later, and WebKit 525.13 or later.

  1. Direct your browser to the system using either the IP address or host name you assigned to the NET0 port as follows: https://ipaddress:215 or https://hostname:215. The login screen appears.Image
  2. Type root into the Username field and the administrative password that you entered into the appliance shell kit interface and press the Enter key. The Welcome screen appears.
  3. To begin configuring the system, click Start on the Welcome screen. You are guided through the Initial Configuration of the remaining network interfaces, DNS, time settings, directory service and storage.

Next Steps