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Getting Started

RAID Array 410 for Windows NT – Intel

Installation Guide

Order Number: EK–SMRAC-IG. C01

Digital Equipment Corporation

Maynard, Massachusetts

Third Edition, June 1996

The disclosure of this information does not grant to the user a license under any patents, pending patents, trademarks, or copyrights or other rights of Digital Equipment Corporation, or of any third party.

This software is proprietary to and embodies the confidential technology of Digital Equipment Corporation.

Possession, use or copying of the software described in this publication is authorized only pursuant to a valid written license from Digital Equipment Corporation or an authorized sublicensor.

Digital Equipment Corporation makes no representation that the use of its products in the manner described in this publication will not infringe on existing or future patent rights, nor do the descriptions contained in this publication imply the granting of licenses to make, use, or sell equipment or software in accordance with the description.

© Digital Equipment Corporation 1996. All Rights Reserved

Printed in U. S. A.

The following are trademarks of Digital Equipment Corporation:

DEC, RAID Array 410, StorageWorks, and the Digital Logo.

Adaptec is a registered trademark of Adaptec Co. Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.

Microsoft and MS-DOS are registered trademarks and Windows NT is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation

Contents

Revision Record ......................................................................................................

v

About This Guide ..................................................................................................

vii

Getting Started ......................................................................................................

ix

1 Unpacking and Setting Up Your RAID Array 410 Subsystem Components

1.1

Site Preparation ..........................................................................................................

1–1

1.2

Unpacking the RAID Array 410 (SWXRA-Yx) ..........................................................

1–2

1.3

Removing the RAID Array 410 from the Pallet ..........................................................

1–2

1.4

Placing the RAID Array 410 Enclosure ......................................................................

1–4

1.5

Installing the SWXRC-04 Controller and Write-back Cache Module ..........................

1–4

1.6

Installing the PC (Program) Card in the Controller .....................................................

1–4

1.6.1

PC (Program) Card Handling Precautions................................................................

1–5

1.6.2

Installing PC (Program) Card in Controller .............................................................

1–5

1.7

Connecting the Controller to Computer ......................................................................

1–6

1.8

Installing Additional Disk SBBs in the StorageWorks Enclosure ................................

1–6

1.9

Charging the RAID Array Controller Write-Back Cache Batteries ..............................

1–7

2 Host Adapter Installation

 

2.1

Install the Host Adapter ..............................................................................................

2–1

2.1.1

Preparing to Install the Host Adapter .......................................................................

2–2

2.1.2

Installing the Host Adapter ......................................................................................

2–2

2.2

Installing the Subsystem .............................................................................................

2–3

2.3

Configuration Utilities................................................................................................

2–5

2.4

Loading the Adapter Driver for Use with Windows NT ..............................................

2–5

2.4.1

Windows NT Not Installed on System................................................................ .....

2–5

2.4.2

Windows NT Previously Installed ...........................................................................

2–6

2.5

Installing the Device Driver (HSZDISK.SYS) ............................................................

2–6

2.6

Verifying the System Recognizes the Host Adapter ....................................................

2–7

3 Installing and Using the RAID Manager for Windows NT

 

3.1

RAID Manager for Windows NT................................................................................

3–1

3.2

Overview: Installing and Using the RAID Manager for Windows NT .........................

3–1

3.3

Installing the RAID Manager Software .......................................................................

3–2

3.4

Setting Controller Communications............................................................................

3–2

3.5

Setting the Controller Configuration ...........................................................................

3–3

3.6

Creating an Initial Configuration ................................................................................

3–5

3.6.1

Displaying Physical/Logical View of System ..........................................................

3–5

3.6.2

Practice Example: Creating a Single Disk................................................................

3–7

3.6.3

Practice Example: Creating a Stripeset ....................................................................

3–8

3.6.4

Practice Example: Creating a Mirrorset ...................................................................

3–9

3.6.5

Practice Example: Adding a Spare Disk.................................................................

3–10

3.6.6

Practice Example: Deleting Storagesets .................................................................

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3.7

Saving the RAID Configuration ...............................................................................

3–12

4 Completing your Configuration Setup under Windows NT

 

4.1

Completing Configurations under Windows NT .........................................................

4–1

4.1.1

Verifying that hszdisk.sys Loaded...........................................................................

4–1

4.1.2

Completing a New RAID Array Configuration........................................................

4–2

4.1.3

Changes to RAID Array Configuration ...................................................................

4–7

Appendix A Configuration Records – Blank Forms

Appendix B Accessing the Command Line Interpreter (CLI)

Figures

1–1

Minimum Installation Clearance Measurements .........................................................

1–1

1–2

Unpacking the RAID Array 410 .................................................................................

1–3

1–3

Installation of Ramp on Shipping Pallet ................................................................ .....

1–3

1–4

PC (Program) Card Slot Location................................................................ ...............

1–6

1–5

StorageWorks SCSI Bus Port and SCSI ID Assignment .............................................

1–7

1–6

SWXSC-AA Components ..........................................................................................

1–9

2–1

Connecting SCSI Cable..............................................................................................

2–3

2–2

SCSI Cable Connection to Controller (Single Controller) ................................ ...........

2–4

2–3

SCSI Cable Connection to Controller (Dual Controller) ................................ .............

2–4

3–1

RAID Manager Main Window (Upper Portion) ..........................................................

3–2

3–2

The System ID Window .............................................................................................

3–3

3–3

Controller Configuration Window (Upper Portion) .....................................................

3–4

3–4

Physical View ............................................................................................................

3–6

3–5

Updated Physical View ..............................................................................................

3–7

3–6

Create Window ..........................................................................................................

3–7

3–7

Updated Physical View – Disk (JBOD) Added ...........................................................

3–8

3–8

Updated Physical View – Stripeset Added ..................................................................

3–9

3–9

Updated Physical View – Mirrorset Added ...............................................................

3–10

3–10

Delete Window ........................................................................................................

3–11

4–1

How The hszdisk Entry Appears When It Loads Successfully ....................................

4–1

4–2

How the hszdisk Entry Appears When It Fails To Load................................ ..............

4–2

4–3

Disk Administrator Screen Display .............................................................................

4–3

4–4

Partition Pull-Down Menu..........................................................................................

4–5

4–5

Create Primary Partition Window ...............................................................................

4–5

4–6

Tools Pull-Down Choices...........................................................................................

4–6

4–7

Format Menu................................................................................................ ..............

4–7

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Revision Record

This Revision Record provides a concise publication history of this manual. It lists the manual revision levels, release dates, and reasons for the revisions. It also describes how the changes to affected pages are marked in the manual.

The following revision history lists all revisions of this publication and their effective dates. The publication part number is included in the Revision Level column, with the last entry denoting the latest revision. This publication supports the StorageWorks RAID Array 410 Subsystem.

Revision Level

Date

Summary of Changes

EK–SMRAC–IG. A01

February 1996

Initial Release

EK–SMRAC–IG. B01

April 1996

Updates

EK–SMRAC–IG. C01

June 1996

Updates

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About This Guide

This section identifies the audience of this guide and describes the contents (chapter by chapter) and structure. In addition, this section includes a list of associated documents and the conventions used in this guide.

This guide provides the following:

Description of how to unpack and assemble the RAID Array 410 Subsystem

How to install the Host Adapter board into your Intel-based system.

Installing and using the RAID Array 410 Manager for Windows NT.

Configuring the RAID Array using the RAID Array 410 Manager.

Audience

This guide is intended for administrators and system integrators of StorageWorks RAID Array 410 Subsystems. Installing the StorageWorks RAID Array 410 Subsystem requires a general understanding of RAID concepts, Windows NT, and product installation procedures

Document Structure

This guide contains the following chapters:

Chapter 1: Unpacking and Setting Up Your RAID Array 410 Subsystem Components

This chapter describes how to unpack and place the Office Expansion RAID Enclosure. The chapter also describes how install the SWXRC-04 RAID controller and its PC (Program) card, and how to recharge the write-back cache batteries.

Chapter 2: Host Adapter Installation

This chapter describes the steps required to install the host adapter in your Intel-based system.

Chapter 3: Installing and Using the RAID Array 410 Manager for Windows NT

This chapter describes how to install and use of the RAID Array 410 Manager for Windows NT. The chapter also describes how to create your initial configuration.

Chapter 4: Completing your Configuration Setup under Windows NT

This chapter describes how to use Disk Administrator in Windows NT to complete the installation.

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Appendix A: Configuration Record

This appendix contains blank forms that may be used to provide a record of your system configuration.

Appendix B: Accessing the Command Line Interpreter (CLI)

This appendix contains procedures to access the RAID Array controller (SWXRC-04) Command Line Interpreter (CLI).

Associated Documents

In addition to this guide, the following documentation is useful to the reader:

Table 1 Associated Documents

Document Title

Order Number

SWXSC-AA Office Expansion RAID Enclosure User’s Guide

EK-SMCPD-UG

SWXRC RAID Array Controller User’s Guide

EK-SMCS1-UG

RAID 410 Manager for Alpha/Intel User’s Guide

AA-QU63A-TE

 

 

Conventions

This guide uses the following documentation conventions:

Table 2 Style Conventions

Style

Meaning

boldface monospace type

To be input by the user

plain monospace type

Screen text

italic type

For emphasis, manual titles, utilities, menus, screens, and file-

 

names

 

 

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NOTE
StorageWorks RAID Array 410 Subsystem (SWXRA-Yx)
StorageWorks RAID Array 410 Manager for Windows NT platform kit
Thank you for purchasing a StorageWorks RAID Array 410 Subsystem. You should have received the following:
Getting Started
This section provides an overview for preparing and installing the RAID Array 410 for Windows NT in your Intelbased system. Detailed information is contained in Chapters 1 through 5.

Installing the StorageWorks RAID Array 410 Subsystem requires a technical understanding of the following:

Intel-based Computer System

RAID array concepts

Windows NT

Basic hardware installation procedures

Or, contact your supplier or service representative for installation assistance.

The major steps for installing and setting up the StorageWorks RAID Array 410 Subsystem include the following:

1.Performing the pre-installation steps listed below.

2.Unpacking and locating the RAID Array 410 Subsystem, installing the SWXRC-04 RAID Array controller, PC (Program) card, and write-back cache module, if they have not been installed, and charging the write-back cache module batteries. (Chapter 1)

3.Unpacking and installing the host adapter in your computer system and connecting the host adapter to the RAID controller. The host adapters that qualified to be used are:

SWIA3-BB (Model AHA-2744W) for Intel-based EISA systems (Chapter 2)

SWXA3-BC (Model AHA-2944W for Intel-based PCI systems (Chapter 2)

4.Installing the RAID Array 410 Manager for Windows NT (Chapter 3)

5.Configuring the communications port settings (Chapter 3)

6.Creating an Initial Configuration (Chapter 3)

7.Completing the Installation under Windows NT (Chapter 4)

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Installation “Checklist”

This section expands upon the preceding steps to provide a “checklist” or “roadmap” to assist you during the installation process. Detailed procedures are provided in subsequent chapters in this guide. Depending upon your specific configuration requirements, however, you may not need to perform all the tasks identified:

1.Perform the pre-installation steps listed below (see this Getting Started chapter).

2.Plan your configuration: This means “mapping out” how you are going to set up your single disks (JBODs), Stripesets, Mirrorsets, and RAIDsets in your RAID Array. (Useful tools for this purpose are the configuration record sheets provided in Chapter 3 and the Appendix of this guide.)

3.Unpack and locate the RAID Array 410 Subsystem. This includes:

Positioning the RAID Array subsystem

Installing the SWXRC-04 RAID Array controller, if it has not already been installed. This also includes the controller’s PC (Program) card, and the write-back cache module (Chapter 1)

Connecting the RAID Array maintenance port to the system using the serial cable (Chapter 1)

Charging the write-back cache module batteries (Chapter 1)

4.Unpack and install the host adapter in your system, connect it to the RAID Array, and verify it is recognized by your system. This guide covers the following host adapters models:

Host adapter for an Intel-based system (Chapter 2)

SWIA3-BB (Model AHA-2744W) for Intel-based EISA systems

SWXA3-BC (Model AHA-2944W for Intel-based PCI systems

5.Install the RAID Array 410 Manager for Windows NT software (Chapter 3).

6.Set the Controller communications parameters (Chapter 3).

7.Create an initial configuration (Chapter 3).

8.Record your RAID configuration (Chapter 3).

9.Complete your RAID configuration using Windows NT Disk Administrator (Chapter 4).

Pre-installation Steps:

Before starting your installation, follow these pre-installation steps:

Back up your system files using your normal procedure.

Verify the availability of user-supplied hardware and software.

Inventory the contents of the StorageWorks RAID Array 410 Subsystem platform kit.

Inventory the contents of the StorageWorks RAID Array 410 Subsystem.

Perform a System Backup

Follow normal procedures to backup your system before installing the subsystem.

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Verify User-Supplied Hardware and Software (System Requirements)

The StorageWorks RAID Array 410 Subsystem requires the following user-supplied hardware and software:

Intel-based PCI or EISA system with an available PCI or EISA slot (depending upon the host adapter used)

The associated system hardware manual(s)

Appropriate tools to service your computer

The Windows NT operating system – Version 3.51

Inventory the StorageWorks RAID Array 410 Subsystem Platform Kit Components

The Storage Works RAID Array 410 Platform Kit provides the following components:

One of the following host adapters:

SWIA3-BB (Model AHA-2744W) for Intel-based EISA systems

SWXA3-BC (Model AHA-2944W for Intel-based PCI systems

SCSI cable, with a right-angle high-density 68-pin connector on one end and a straight high-density 68-pin connector on the other (BN21K-05)

PC (Program) Card for SWXRC-04

Media for RAID 410 Manager and host adapter drivers

RAID 410 Manager for Alpha/Intel User’s Guide (AA-QU63A-TE)

This Getting Started – RAID Array for Windows NT – Alpha/Intel Installation Guide

Release Notes containing version-specific instructions for system installation

RAID Array 410 Controller Firmware License Keys

The StorageWorks RAID Array 410 Subsystem (SWXRA-Yx) provides the following components:

The StorageWorks Storage Expansion Enclosure

The SWXSC-AA Office Expansion RAID Enclosure User’s Guide

The StorageWorks RAID Array 410 controller (SWXRC-04)

The SWXRC RAID Controller User’s Guide

Disk drive(s)

Serial cable (RJ12 to 9-pin serial) for connecting the maintenance port of the RAID controller to the serial port of your system, PC, or maintenance terminal

9-pin to 25-pin adapter

Power Cable

Enclosure keys

NOTE

Retain the Firmware License Keys information in a safe place. They are required if it becomes necessary to reinitialize the RAID Array Controller. Information for use is in the

SWXRC-04 RAID Controller User’s Guide.

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Subsystem Components

This chapter describes the site preparation and unpacking procedures for the RAID Array 410 Subsystem. It also describes the procedure to recharge the controller write-back cache batteries.

1.1Site Preparation

Before installing the enclosure, make sure that adequate space is available in front of the enclosure for opening the front door (19 inches clearance) and around the enclosure for adequate airflow. See Figure 1–1 for specific space requirements.

Figure 1–1 Minimum Installation Clearance Measurements

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1.2Unpacking the RAID Array 410 (SWXRA-Yx)

The RAID Array 410 is packed in a corrugated carton attached to a wooden shipping pallet, as shown in Figure 1–2A. Unpack the unit as follows:

NOTE

Before unpacking the equipment, inspect the shipping carton for signs of external damage. Report any damage to the local carrier and to your sales representative.

1.Remove the shipping straps (Figure 1–2A).

2.Remove the top cover (Figure 1–2B).

3.Remove the ramp from the top of the shipping carton (Figure 1–2B) and set it aside for subsequent use in moving the RAID Array 410 off the pallet.

4.Remove the two foam cushions from the top of the RAID Array 410 container (Figure 1–2B).

5.Remove the sealed cardboard box packed beside the subsystem unit. It contains a cable and documentation.

6.Remove the cardboard carton surrounding the RAID Array 410 (Figure 1–2B).

7.Remove the plastic barrier bag (Figure 1–2C).

8.Once the RAID Array 410 is exposed (Figure 1–2D), examine the equipment for any apparent damage. Report any such problems immediately to your sales representative.

1.3Removing the RAID Array 410 from the Pallet

Use the following procedure to remove the RAID Array 410 from the shipping pallet:

WARNING

Serious personnel injury can result if correct safety precautions are not taken during the removal procedure.

We recommend that three people perform the task of unloading the RAID Array 410 Array from its shipping pallet. Failure to use sufficient personnel can result in personnel injury and equipment damage.

CAUTION

Do not drop the RAID Array 410 array from a height of more than two inches, as serious structural damage to the enclosure can result.

1.Attach the ramp to the shipping pallet by fitting the lip of the ramp into the groove on the pallet, as shown in Figure 1–3.

2.Lift the lock lever on each front caster to its up position so that the RAID Array 410 enclosure can be moved.

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Figure 1–2 Unpacking the RAID Array 410

Figure 1–3 Installation of Ramp on Shipping Pallet

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3. Grasping the sheet metal base assembly, carefully lift the rear of the RAID Array 410 enclosure over the “hump” in the center of the pallet and then roll the RAID Array 410 enclosure off the pallet and down the ramp to the floor. If any further lifting of the RAID Array 410 is required, grasp the sheet metal base assembly on the side and lift it carefully.

4. Retain the shipping container and all packing materials.

1.4Placing the RAID Array 410 Enclosure

Use the following procedure to move the enclosure to its designated site:

WARNING

To prevent damage to the RAID Array and injury to personnel, make sure to provide a clear path for the casters.

1.Roll the enclosure to the desired location.

2.If required, engage the lock on each front caster to prevent the enclosure from moving.

1.5Installing the SWXRC-04 Controller and Write-Back Cache Module

Unlock the enclosure, if necessary, using the keys provided. If the SWXRC-04 RAID Array controller and the write-back cache module have not been installed in your StorageWorks enclosure, you should install them at this time. Do so by referring to Chapter 3, Installing the Storage Subsystem, in the SWXRC RAID Array Controller User’s Guide

(EK-SMCS1-UG), included with the subsystem.

If your system is to be configured for dual-redundant controller operation, install the second controller and associated components at this time . Refer to Chapter 3, Installing the Storage Subsystem, in the SWXRC RAID Array Controller User’s Guide (EK-SMCS1-UG).

NOTE

Review the information contained in any Release Notes included with the system. The Release Notes contain version-specific information, including controller configuration notes. Retain the Release Notes for future reference.

1.6Installing the PC (Program) Card in the Controller

CAUTIONS

Follow these precautions and PC (program) card handling guidelines when installing or replacing the card. Install the (PC) program card in the SWXRC-04 RAID controller after the controller has been installed in a properly grounded SWXSC-AA cabinet. Otherwise, damage to the card may result.

The PC (program) card electrostatic discharge (ESD) shield must remain installed over the card during controller operation to protect it from electrostatic discharge that may cause the contents of the card to be damaged.

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Follow these electrostatic discharge (ESD) precautions when handling the PC (program) card.

Keep the PC (program) card in its original carrying case unless installing it.

Do not twist or bend the card.

Do not touch the contacts.

Keep out of direct sunlight.

DO NOT immerse the card in water or chemicals.

Always push the eject button to remove the card (see Figure 1–4).

A properly worn and attached ESD strap is required for installation and removal of the card.

1.6.1 PC (Program) Card Handling Precautions

Obtain and attach an ESD wrist strap to your wrist. Make sure the strap fits snugly on your wrist.

Plug (or clip) the other end to your cabinet's grounding stud (or other chassis grounding point).

Remain grounded while working with the PC (program) card.

Remove the ESD connection from the cabinet ground stud or other chassis grounding point.

Remove the ESD wrist strap from your wrist.

1.6.2 Installing PC (Program) Card in Controller

Refer to Figure 1–4 for the location of the PC (program) card slot, the eject button, and the Operator Control Panel (OCP) LEDs on the controller.

For clarity, the ESD shield is not shown in the illustration. The ESD shield attaches to the controller and covers the exposed edge of the PC (program) card and the PC (program) card eject button.

Use the following procedure to install the PC (program) card:

1.Unsnap and remove the ESD shield covering the PC (program) card opening. The ESD shield covers the card opening and the card eject button. The ESD shield is secured to the controller with two “push/pull” fasteners. To remove the ESD shield, gently pull both fastener shafts outward, approximately one-eighth inch and remove the ESD shield.

2. While holding the controller RESET depressed, insert the PC (program) card (label side up). The card eject button extends when the card is fully inserted.

NOTE

Keep the RESET button depressed while inserting the card to minimize the possibility of transients damaging the card contents and also to ensure that the controller reinitializes when the button is released.

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3.Replace the ESD shield over the PC (program) card. To do so, first ensure the ESD shield fastener shafts are extended outward, away from the contact surface of the ESD shield. Place the ESD shield over the PC card and eject button and insert the ESD shield fastener clasps in their mounting holes on the controller chassis. Then, gently push the fastener shafts inward, approximately one-eighth inch, to engage the fastener clasps.

Figure 1–4 PC (Program) Card Slot Location

1.7Connecting the Controller to Computer

Follow the steps below to connect the RAID Array 410 controller to a communications (serial) port on your Intel-based system.

1.Locate the connecting cable that came with the RAID subsystem. It has an RJ12 connector (similar to some telephone plugs) on one end and a 9-pin serial connector on the other end.

2.Plug the RJ12 connector into the maintenance port on the RAID Array 410 controller (see Figure 1–4).

3.Plug the serial connector into an available 9-pin serial port on your Intel-based system. If your system does not have a 9-pin serial port, use the 9-pin to 25-pin adapter supplied with your StorageWorks RAID Array 410 Subsystem. Note which serial port you use, because you will need that information when using the RAID 410 Manager program to set the communications parameters.

1.8Installing Additional Disk SBBs in the StorageWorks Enclosure

You may install additional disk SBBs in the StorageWorks enclosure at this time. To improve performance and reliability, we recommend that you install additional SBBs in the StorageWorks enclosure from left to right, bottom to top (as viewed facing the front of the enclosure). Doing so improves reliability by permitting you to create RAIDsets that span more than one controller channel. Also, because more than one channel (bus) is being used, throughput is improved.

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