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PDF Content Summary: Setting Up Your Dell PowerVault MD3460/3860i/3860f/3060e Storage Array Physical-Disk Drawers Racking Your Storage Enclosure About the Storage Enclosure The MD Series Dense Storage Enclosure is a five-drawer, 60-physical disk chassis (4U) managed by either two RAID controller modules or enclosure management modules (EMMs). NOTE: A single RAID controller or an EMM configuration is not supported. Diag Installing Physical Disks To install a physical disk into a drawer: 1. Rotate the physical disk carrier handle upward to the vertical position. 2. Align the two raised buttons on the disk carrier with the notches on the physical-disk drawer. CAUTION: Do not install disks randomly. Fill disk slots 0, 3, 6, and 9 fi rst. 3. Lower the physical disk into the drawer slot. 4. Rotate the physical disk carrier handle downward until the physical disk is properly seated in the connector and the physical-disk carrier handle snaps into place. CAUTION: Check that the disk is not raised up at the back of the drawer slot, which would indicate that it is not properly seated. Closing the drawer with an improperly seated disk will damage both the drawer and the physical disk. 5. Close the physical-disk drawer. RAID Controller Modules The MD Series Dense Storage Enclosure supports four diff erent types of RAID controllers. The RAID controllers installed in an enclosure must be identical. Mixing of RAID controllers is not supported. 16 Gbps Fiber Channel RAID Controller Module Diag 10 Gbps iSCSI RAID Controller Module 12 Gbps SAS RAID Controller Module Diag Notes, Cautions, and Warnings A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer. A CAUTION: indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem. A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death. WARNING: Before you set up and operate your Dell PowerVault system, review the safety instructions that shipped with your system. Verify Storage Array Components Your system is shipped with RAID controller modules, power supplies, and fan components already installed in the enclosure. Make sure that all components are properly seated and are not dislodged and/or damaged during shipping. Install the Enclosure in a Rack The storage enclosure requires a compatible rack and a rack installation kit. For information about installing the rails for the storage enclosure, see the rack installation instructions that shipped with your enclosure. WARNING: Do not plug the enclosure into a standard power outlet. Your storage array is shipped with two IEC C19 to C20 jumper cords. Plug the C19 plug into the array’s power supplies and the C20 plug into the power distribution unit (PDU) in the rack cabinet. For power redundancy, split the power connections from each enclosure into separate PDUs and connect the PDUs to external power receptacles on diff erent circuits. The enclosure accepts only 200 V to 240 V input sources. Fan Modules (2) Power Supplies (2) RAID Controller Modules (2) WARNING: Do not install physical disks in the enclosure before racking. This will add substantial weight to the enclosure and make lifting and racking the enclosure unsafe. For more information, see the rack installation instructions shipped with your enclosure. Locate Your System Service Tag Your system is identifi ed by a unique Express Service Code and Service Tag. This information is used by Dell to route support calls to the appropriate personnel. Enclosure Management Module Diag Expansion Enclosure Management Modules You can expand the storage capacity of your array by daisy chaining up to two expansion enclosures (maximum of 180 physical disks). Each 4U expansion enclosure added must contain two MD3060e EMMs. The MD Series Dense Storage Enclosure contains fi ve physical-disk drawers accessible from the front of the enclosure. Each drawer holds up to 12 physical disks. Physical-Disk Carriers Physical disks are preinstalled in their carriers and shipped separately in anti-static To open a drawer: 1. Flip both latches outward. packaging. For information on installing and removing the physical disks from the physical-disk carriers, see your system’s Owner’s Manual at dell.com/powervaultmanuals. 2. Pull the drawer out. NOTE: When a drawer is opened, the enclosure cooling fan RPM increases Physical Disk Installation Guidelines significantly to ensure optimal airflow. This is normal and does not indicate a • To maintain proper airfl ow, install physicals disks from left to right and front to back in problem. each drawer. • A minimum of four disks must be installed in each drawer, fi lling slots 0, 3, 6, and 9 respectively. MD Series Dense Enclosure • Keep all drawers closed unless you need to access the physical disks. The storage array operates n\ormally with a drawer open, but it is designed for optimal cooling with all drawers closed. CAUTION: If a drawer is not completely inserted into the enclosure, other drawers will be locked. Do not force a drawer open as it may damage the physical disk or the drawer itself. To close a drawer: 1. Push the drawer into the enclosure until the release latch clicks into place. 1. physical disk 2. physical-disk carrier handle 2. Close the latches on each side of the drawer. 3. notches on physical-disk drawers 4. buttons on disk carrier The drawer is pushed in and closed completely. 5. drawer latches (2) Diag 2 34 5 1 Setting Up Your Dell PowerVault MD3460/3860i/3860f/3060e Storage Array (continued...) Cabling Your Storage Array and Expansion Enclosure The MD Series Dense enclosure supports a number of non-redundant (single path) or redundant (dual path) confi gurations, depending on your storage array model. SAN-Attached Confi guration Cabling Your MD3060e Expansion Enclosure For SAS and iSCSI storage arrays, see the corresponding Deployment Guides. For Fibre Channel storage arrays, see Confi guring Fibre Channel With Dell MD3800f/3820f/MD3860f Series Storage Arrays at dell.com/powervaultmanuals. A supported switch zoning topology is required to deploy the MD3660f Fibre Channel To add capacity to your RAID storage array, you can daisy chain up to two 4U enclosures storage array. See Confi guring Fibre Channel With Dell MD3800f/3820f/MD3860f Series with SAS-based MD3060e EMMs installed in place of the RAID controller modules. Storage Arrays at dell.com/powervaultmanuals. This confi guration off ers a maximum of 180 physical disks in your storage array with Premium Feature activation. The following sample confi gurations illustrate basic host server to storage array cabling concepts. Port availability depends on your MD Series model. For highest throughput, all network components (switch, router, host NIC or cable connection) must support the highest storage array data speed. For example, connecting a 10 Gbps iSCSI storage array to a host server using a 1Gbps To connect the MD3060e-based expansion enclosure to your MD Series Dense RAID storage array: Direct-Attached, Non-Redundant Cabling Ethernet network switch will reduce overall throughput. Cabling Guidelines 1. Connect a supported SAS cable to the SAS OUT port on the MD Series Dense storage array. 2. Connect the other end of the SAS cable to SAS port 1 on the MD3060e Management to Host Server 1 Port • • Always cable your storage array in a powered-down state. For Fibre Channel storage arrays, always use a Dell-supported Small EMM as shown in the following fi gure. 3. To add a second MD3060e expansion enclosure, daisy chain it to the fi rst expansion enclosure as shown in the fi gure. to Host Server 2 Form-factor Pluggable (SFP) transceiver, see the Dell PowerVault Support Matrix • at dell.com/powervaultmanuals. Make sure you understand data availability and failover requirements for your • confi guration before cabling the storage array. Only use Dell MD3060e expansion enclosure to expand the capacity of your CAUTION: Do not connect the SAS cable to SAS port 2 on the EMM. to Management Station (MD Storage CAUTION: Like the RAID storage arrays, physical-disk slots 0, 3, 6, and 9 must be Manager) populated fi rst. to Host Server 3 storage array. NOTE: A maximum of two expansion enclosures are supported for a total of three Ethernet enclosures. Management Port to Host Server 4 SAN-Attached, Redundant Cabling SAN switches Ethernet Management to Host Server(s) Port to Management Station (MD Storage Manager) Ethernet Management to Host Server(s) Port Powering on the Storage Array Installing MD Storage Manager Discovering and Managing Your Storage Array The Dell PowerVault MD Series Resource DVD contains software and drivers for both Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems. The DVD also contains MD Storage Manager, a graphically based utility, which is used to confi gure, manage, and monitor the storage array and expansion enclosures. NOTE: If you are confi guring an iSCSI storage array, use the MD Confi guration Utility (MDCU) to set up iSCSI host ports and create iSCSI sessions. When you fi rst reboot the system after the host installation of MDSM, MDCU will be lauched automatically. To install MD Storage Manager: 1. Insert the PowerVault MD Series Resource DVD into the local drive of the management or the host system. 2. If the installer does not launch automatically, go to the root directory on the DVD (or downloaded installer ISO) and double-click md_launcher.exe (for Windows) or use auto run (for Linux). 3. Select Install MD Storage Software. The installation wizard allows you to choose Management Station or Host Installation. You can choose both. You must, however, install the host-based storage agent and multipath drivers on each host server accessing the storage array. Review the Readme File A readme.txt fi le is included in the Resource DVD root directory. It contains the latest updates, fi xes, and other information applicable to your storage array. To discover your storage array, you must be connected to the Ethernet management WARNING: Do not plug the enclosure into a standard power outlet. port (either on the same subnet or through a confi gured network switch) on your RAID Your storage array is shipped with two IEC C19 to C20 jumper cords. Plug the C19 plug into the array’s power supplies and the C20 plug into the power controller module. To run management operations, you must be connected to both RAID controller modules through a fully confi gured Ethernet management port. distribution unit (PDU) in the rack cabinet. For power redundancy, split the power connections from each enclosure into separate PDUs and connect NOTE: For best throughput, it is recommended that you use out-of-band management. the PDUs to external power receptacles on diff erent circuits. The enclosure accepts only 200 V to 240 V input sources. Starting MD Storage Manager Follow these steps to power on your storage array: To launch MD Storage Manager: 1. Turn on any network switches, routers, or other standalone components. Select Start Programs Dell MD Storage Manager. 2. Power on the MD3060e expansion enclosures, if applicable. The Enterprise Management Window (EMW) displays host servers and storage arrays NOTE: Wait for the enclosure status LED to turn blue before proceeding to the automatically discovered on your local subnet. next step. 3. Power on the MD Series Dense storage array. NOTE: Wait for the storage array status LED to turn blue before attempting to discover or manage the array. Discovering Your Storage Array 1. In the EMW, click Setup. 2. Select Add Storage Array. 3. Choose either Automatic or Manual discovery. NOTE: Automatic discovery discovers all storage arrays in your local subnet. Manual discovery prompts you to add storage arrays by IP address or network name. 4. Click OK. 5. Double-click the discovered storage array. The Array Management Window is displayed. Using the Automatic Confi guration Wizard The Automatic Confi guration Wizard allows you to create multiple disk groups, disk pools, virtual disks, and hot spare physical disks with the same attributes. To start the wizard, select Storage Array Confi guration Automatic Disk Pools or Disk Groups. Manually Confi guring Storage Space To manually confi gure your storage, select Storage Virtual Disk Create. Follow the instructions on your screen to create the virtual disk space. © 2013 Dell Inc. DellTM, the DELL logo, and PowerVaultTM are trademarks of Dell Inc. Microsoft and Windows are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Printed in the U.S.A. 2013 - 12 MD Series Dense Storage Enclosure MD3060e EMM MD3060e EMM A B


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