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Force4 G15 & G15+ RAID Systems

15-bay Rackmount and Tower Enclosures

Installation Guide

May 31, 2002 • Revision A

Patent Pending

Copyright

Copyright 2000, 2001 by JMR Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the express written permission of JMR Electronics, Inc.

Sales and Ordering Information

JMR Electronics, Inc.

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Fax: 818-993-9173

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Pacific Standard Time

European Corporate Headquarters

JMR Electronics United Kingdom

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P.O. Box 3058 Wokingham

Berkshire - RG40 3FU - United Kingdom

Phone: + 44-118-973-6018

Fax: + 44-118-973-7191

E-Mail: Iain@jmr.com

Internet: http://www.jmr.com

Trademarks

JMR, the JMR logo, and FORTRA are registered trademarks of JMR Electronics, Inc. All other product and brand names are the property of their respective holders.

Changes

The material in this document is for information only and is subject to change without notice. JMR Electronics, Inc. reserves the right to make changes to this manual and the equipment described herein without notice. JMR has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that the information in this manual is accurate and complete. However, JMR shall not be liable for any technical or editorial errors or omissions made herein or for incidental, special, or consequential damage of whatsoever nature resulting from the furnishing of this manual, or operation and performance of equipment with this manual.

Disclaimer

The original product packaging has been tested and is safe under normal shipping circumstances. Reshipping the product without using the original product packaging will void the warranty. Do not ship the unit with canisters or power supplies installed as this will void the warranty and could cause damage to the unit and drives. The canisters should be packaged separately within the product packaging as provided.

FCC Information

The FORTRA equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy. If the FORTRA Array is not installed and used properly (that is, in strict compliance with these instructions), it may cause interference to radio and television reception.

The FORTRA equipment and its contents are designed to comply with the limits for a Class A computing device in accordance with the specifications in Part 15 of FCC rules. These rules are designed to provide reasonable protection against radio interference in a commercial installation. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause interference, in which case the user, at his own expense, will be required to take whatever measures are necessary to correct the interference.

WARNING: Changes or modifications, not expressly approved by the manufacturer, could void the user's authority to use the equipment.

WARNUNG: Nicht ausdrücklich durch den Hersteller genehmigte Änderungen oder Modifikationen können die Erlaubnis Zur benutzung der Produkte gefährden.

You may find the FCC booklet, How to Identify and Resolve Radio Interference Problems, helpful. This booklet is available from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. Stock #004-000-00345-4. Printed in the USA

Part Number PUB-00281 Revision A, May, 2002 SCS Patent Pending

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Table of

Contents

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

FORTRA Product Family Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1

FORTRA Force4 G15 RAID System Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2

FORTRA Force4 G15+ RAID System Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2

Rackmount Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2

Tower Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3

Fibre Channel Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3

Loop Expansion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3

Loop Bypass and Clock Timing Circuit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3

SFP CONNECTOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3

Dual Loops (A & B) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3

ID Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-4

SES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-4

2. Hardware Specification

Environmental Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-1

Electrical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-1

Agency Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-1

Packaging Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-1

Disclaimer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-2

Thermal Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-2

Rotation Vibration Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-2

Fault Indication Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-2

Fault Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-2

Audible Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-2

SYS-FLT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-3

3. Device Installation

SCA Connection and Hot-Swapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-1

Canister Removal/Insertion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-1

Drive Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-2

4. Fibre Channel JBOD Setup

Slot Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-1

Setting ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-2

1G Option Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-3

ID Conflict . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-3

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Option Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-4 Delayed Start Option Jumper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-4 Remote Start Option Jumper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-4 Front Status LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-4 External I/O Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-5 CH-A and CH-B (Top) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-5 CH-A and CH-B (Bottom) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-5 System/SES Fault LED & Audible Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-5 Mute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-6 SYS Activity LED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-6 Loop Expansion (daisy chaining) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-6 SES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-6

5. Blower Operation

Blower Removal/Insertion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-1

Blower Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-2

6. Power Supply Operation

Power Supply Removal/Insertion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-1

Low Power Mode (Standby Power) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-2

Power Supply Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-2

7. FR15 Cabinet Installation

Rail Mounting Kit Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-2

Spare Hardware Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-2

Rail Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-2

8.SES Operation

9.Installing the Intel PCI RAID Controller

Installing the PCI Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-1

Configuring RAID Sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-1

10. Product Support

US Corporate Headquarters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-1

Manual Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-1

Appendix A. Drive and Controller Manufacturers

Drive Manufacturers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-1

RAID Controller Manufacturers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-1

Host Bus Adapter Manufacturers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-2

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1. Intr oduction

The FORTRA Force4 G15 & G15+ RAID Systems are prepackaged 2G Fibre to 2G Fibre RAID solutions designed to be used with the included Intel PCI Dual 2G Fibre Channel host controller to provide a high-end RAID system solution. The following is a summary of the FORTRA Force4 G15 & G15+ RAID Systems features:

The FORTRA Force4 G15 RAID Systems Tower enclosure supports up to fifteen 3.5" LP SCA 40-pin SCA drives. This 2G Fibre Channel enclosure has dual ports (A & B) and has additional connections on each port for loop expansion. The G15 RAID System comes with the Intel PCI Dual 2G Fibre Channel RAID Controller.

The FORTRA Force4 G15 & G15+ RAID System Rackmount enclosures are 19" wide, 3U (5-1/4") high rackmount enclosures that

supports up to fifteen 3.5" LP SCA 40-pin SCA drives. All other features are the same as the FORTRA Force4 G15 RAID System Tower.

FORTRA Product Family Features

FORTRA and StorBladeTM are families of high-end RAID Systems enclosures. The following table shows the features of the FORTRA and

StorBladeTM products:

 

2-bay

4-bay1,3 6-bay*1,3 8-bay1

10-bay*1,2 12-bay

15-bay*1,3

StorBlade

 

Number of Device Bays

2

4

6

8

10

12

15

4

 

Number of Blowers

1

1

1 or 2

2

2

2

2

2

 

Number of Power Supplies

1

1

1 or 2

2

2

2

2

1 or 2

 

Number of I/O Channels (SCSI Only)

1

1

2

2

2

 

2

2

 

SCSI SE/LVD Supported

2

2

2

2

2

 

2

2

 

Fibre Channel Supported

 

2

2

2

2

 

2

2

 

Hot-Swap Canisters

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

 

Removable Power Supplies

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

Fibre only

 

Removable Blowers

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

Fibre Only

 

N+1 Power Supplies

 

 

2

2

2

2

2

Fibre only

 

N+1 Blowers

 

 

2

2

2

2

2

2

 

MIA Support (FC Only)

 

2

2

2

2

 

 

 

 

Loop Expansion Support (FC Only)

 

2

2

2

2

 

2

2

 

Daisy Chainable (SCSI Only)

2

2

2

2

2

 

 

2

 

Built-in Termination (SCSI Only)

 

 

2

2

2

 

2

 

 

Auto Termination (SCSI Only)

 

 

2

2

2

 

2

 

 

SAF-TE/SES Ready (Optional)

 

 

2

2

2

 

2

Fibre only

 

SAF-TE/SES Compatible

 

 

2

2

2

 

2

Fibre only

 

SCSI to SCSI RAID Support

 

 

 

2

2

 

2

2

 

Fibre to SCSI RAID Support

 

 

 

 

2

 

2

 

 

Fibre to Fibre RAID Support

 

 

 

 

2

 

2

2

 

Fibre to ATA RAID Support

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

SCSI to ATA RAID Support

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

(D)esktop/(T)ower/(R)ackmount

D

D

DTR

T

TR

R

TR

R

 

* 6/10/15-bay unit features apply to both Tower and Rackmount models

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Features are based on a standard configuration with no internal host controller(s) installed

 

 

 

 

 

2 Fibre channel 10/15-bay enclosures have built-in SES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Fibre Channel 2Gb Model available. 2Gb models use SFP transceivers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FORTRA Force4 products use advanced mid-plane technology developed by JMR, which allows power supplies, drives, and all other enclosure components to interface into a single board. This provides superior performance and easy connectivity.

The host interface supports a SFP (Small Formfactor Plug) Fibre Channel transceiver at 2Gb/s.

All FORTRA Force4 G15 & G15+ RAID Systems Fibre enclosures have builtin SES on the personality card that allows control and monitoring of some enclosure components using SES commands through the host.

FORTRA Force4 G15 RAID System Components

The FORTRA Force4 G15 RAID System contains the following components:

One - Fortra 15-bay Rackmount or Tower Enclosure

One - Intel 2G PCI Fibre RAID Controller

Fifteen - Seagate 73G HDDs

Two - 2G Copper Fibre Cables (HSSDC to HSSDC2)

FORTRA Force4 G15+ RAID System Components

The FORTRA Force4 G15+ RAID System contains the following components:

Two - Fortra 15-bay Rackmount Enclosures

One - Intel 2G PCI Fibre RAID Controller

Thirty - Seagate 36G or 73G HDDs

Two - 2G Copper Fibre Cables (HSSDC to HSSDC2)

Rackmount Specifications

Dimensions/Weight

Unit Weight

40 lbs. (18.2kg)

Height

5-1/4" (3U) (133mm)

Width

19" (483mm)

Depth

23" (584mm)

Power Supply (Each power supply includes internal cooling fan)

Quantity:

2

Power:

430 Watts each (N+1) Power Factor Correction

Input:

100-260 VAC; 50-60Hz

Output:

+5V @ 35A

 

+12V @ 30A

Blower

 

Quantity:

4 (2 per cannister)

Size:

97mm (3.82") each

Air Flow:

25.42CFM (0.72m3/min) each

Noise:

52dB(A)

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Tower Specifications

Dimensions/Weight

Unit Weight

43 lbs. (19.5kg)

Height

20-1/2" (521mm)

Width

9-5/8" (235mm)

Depth

24" (610mm)

Power Supply (Each power supply includes internal cooling fan)

Quantity:

2

Power:

430 Watts each (N+1) Power Factor Correction

Input:

100-260 VAC; 50-60Hz

Output:

+5V @ 35A

 

+12V @ 30A

Blower

 

Quantity:

4 (2 per cannister)

Size:

97mm (3.82") each

Air Flow:

25.42CFM (0.72m3/min) each

Noise:

52dB(A)

Fibre Channel Features

Loop Expansion

FORTRA Force4 G15 and G15+ 2Gb/s Fibre Channel enclosures include a loop expansion I/O connector on each port. This allows the connection to other Fibre Channel enclosures, switches, servers, hubs, and other Fibre devices.

Loop Bypass and Clock Timing Circuit

Each port (A & B) includes a loop bypass circuit that monitors each slot for a loop connection. It has two modes of operation: NORMAL and BYPASS. In NORMAL mode, the device is connected to the loop. In BYPASS mode, the device is either absent or non-functional and data bypasses to the next available device until the correct device is located.

The unit also has a built-in clock recovery circuit that adjusts the timing for any input or output that is going through the enclosure.

SFP CONNECTOR

The FORTRA Force4 G15 and G15+ 2Gb/s Fibre Channel enclosures use Small Formfactor Plugs (SFP) as the Fibre I/O ports.

Dual Loops (A & B)

A single loop is required for unit operation however both loops can be used to connect to different hosts, dual host adapters, and other devices, for flexible and even redundant configurations. For specific connection and installation information, refer to Chapter 4.

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ID Selection

0-127 device ID addresses are addressable and can be easily set-up via ID rotary switches located on the personality modules. For specific connection and installation information, refer to Chapter 4.

SES

FORTRA Force4 G15 and G15+ 2Gb/s fibre channel enclosures have a builtin SES processor on the personality card. See Chapter 8 for SES information.

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2. Hardware Specification

This chapter covers specification information for all FORTRA Force4 G15 Tower and G15+ Rackmount or Tower enclosures.

Environmental Specifications

Operating Temperature: 5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F) Storage Temperature: 0°C to 65°C (32°F to 149°F)

The maximum recommended ambient temperature depends on the recommendation of the manufacturer for the devices being installed.

Electrical Specifications

AC Inlet Type: IEC320/EN60320

Power Cord: NEMA5-15P

Power Supply: Auto-switching for 110/220V operation

Agency Compliance

FORTRA Force4 G15 and G15+ enclosures have been designed and built to comply with the FCC Class A, UL, CSA/TUV, CE, and C-Tick standards. For more information on FCC Class A compliances, see page 2.

Packaging Specifications

FORTRA Force4 G15 and G15+ packaging has been designed to be reusable and recyclable. Drives may be installed and shipped in the canisters as long as the canisters are not installed in the enclosure. Shipping the unit with canisters and/or power supplies installed in the enclosure may cause damage to the enclosure or to the drives and will void the warranty.

Packaging complies with ISTA (International Safe Transit Association) standards and has been ISTA certified.

Each canister is pre-packaged in an anti-static bag. Do not throw the packaging away if the product is intended for re-shipping. When transporting or shipping a JMR approved shipping container must be used.

SAFETY TIP: Reshipping the enclosure with canisters, drives, or power supplies installed in the enclosure may cause damage to these components and will void the warranty

SICHERHEITSHINWEIS: Der Versand des Gehäuses mit eingebauten Einschüben, Platten und Netzteilen kann zur Beschädigung dieser Komponenten führen und somit den Garantieanspruch gefährden.

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Disclaimer

The original product packaging has been tested and is safe under normal shipping circumstances. Reshipping the product without using the original product packaging will void the warranty. Do not ship the unit with canisters and/or power supplies installed in the enclosure as this will void the warranty and could cause damage to the unit and drives. The canisters should be packaged separately within the product packaging, as provided.

Thermal Specifications

FORTRA Force4 G15 and G15+ enclosures have been designed to meet the air-flow/cooling requirements for popular 7,200, 10,000, and 15,000 RPM disk drives. Using high performance blowers, air is pulled in from all open vents and exhausted out the back of the unit.

Rotation Vibration Specifications

FORTRA Force4 G15 and G15+ enclosures have been designed to meet the rotation vibration/shock requirements for popular 7,200, 10,000, and 15,000 RPM disk drives.

Fault Indication Features

This section reviews the indicators that will notify the user of a power supply or blower that is in a fault state. More information is available in Chapter 5 (blowers) and Chapter 6 (power supply).

SAFETY TIP: Reshipping the enclosure with canisters, drives, or power supplies installed in the enclosure may cause damage to these components and will void the warranty

SICHERHEITSHINWEIS: Der Versand des Gehäuses mit eingebauten Einschüben, Platten und Netzteilen kann zur Beschädigung dieser Komponenten führen und somit den Garantieanspruch gefährden.

Fault Indicators

On a blower fault, all the front status LEDs will blink 'Red'. The blower LED on the back of the unit will light red and an audible alert will sound.

On a power supply fault, all the front status LEDs will also blink 'Red'. The power supply fault LED will light and an audible alert will sound. The audible alert can be turned off through SES.

Audible Alert

There are three audible enclosure alerts that are controlled through the SES processor:

Two beeps indicate a temperature issue.

Three beeps indicate a blower failure;

Five beeps indicate a power supply failure;

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