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iSR6250 Intelligent Storage Router

Installation Guide

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Information furnished in this manual is believed to be accurate and reliable. However, QLogic Corporation assumes no responsibility for its use, nor for any infringements of patents or other rights of third parties which may result from its use. QLogic Corporation reserves the right to change product specifications at any time without notice. Applications described in this document for any of these products are for illustrative purposes only. QLogic Corporation makes no representation nor warranty that such applications are suitable for the specified use without further testing or modification. QLogic Corporation assumes no responsibility for any errors that may appear in this document.

Document Revision History

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Table of Contents

Preface

 

Intended Audience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ix

 

What’s in this Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ix

 

Related Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

x

 

Documentation Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

xi

 

Communications Statements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

xii

 

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Class A Statement . . .

xii

 

Canadian Department of Communications Class A Compliance

 

 

Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

xiii

 

Avis de conformité aux normes du ministère des Communications du

 

 

Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

xiii

 

CE Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

xiii

 

VCCI Class A Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

xiv

 

Laser Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

xv

 

Electrostatic Discharge Sensitivity (ESDS) Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

xv

 

Replaceable Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

xv

 

License Agreements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

xv

 

Technical Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

xv

 

Availability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

xvi

 

Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

xvi

 

Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

xvi

1

Introduction

 

 

iSR6250 Router Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-2

 

Power and Cooling Module (PCM). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-3

 

iSR6250 Router Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-5

 

10GbE iSCSI Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-5

 

Router Blade LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-6

 

Heartbeat LED (Green) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-6

 

System Fault LED (Amber). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-6

 

Input Power LED (Green) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-7

 

Beacon Indicator (Blue) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Maintenance Button

1-7

 

Reset a Router Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-8

 

Reset and Select Boot Image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-8

 

Reset IP Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-8

 

Enable DHCP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-8

 

Restore Factory Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-9

 

Fibre Channel Port LEDs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-9

 

Fibre Channel Transceivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-11

 

Gigabit Ethernet Port LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-11

 

Ethernet Port—Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-12

 

Serial Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-12

2

Planning

 

 

Devices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-1

 

Device Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-2

 

Fibre Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-2

 

iSCSI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-2

 

FC Switches Required for VPGroups. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-2

 

FC Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-2

 

Distance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-3

 

Bandwidth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-3

 

Latency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-3

 

iSCSI Performance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-3

 

Distance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-3

 

Bandwidth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-4

 

Latency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-4

 

Performance Tuning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-4

 

High Availability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-7

 

Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-7

 

Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-7

 

Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-8

 

Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-8

3

Installation

 

 

Site Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-1

 

Management Workstation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-1

 

Power Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-2

 

Environmental Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-2

 

Installing the iSR6250 Router. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-2

 

Pre-installation Check List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-3

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3-5

 

Tools Required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-6

 

Install Chassis Rails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-6

 

Assemble and Install Rack Rails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-6

 

Install the Chassis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-7

 

Install the Transceivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-7

 

Connect the Router to AC Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-8

 

Connect the Management Workstation to the Router . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-9

 

Configure the Management Workstation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-10

 

Setting the Workstation IP Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-10

 

Configuring the Workstation Serial Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-11

 

Install SANsurfer Router Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-12

 

Windows Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-12

 

Linux Installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-12

 

Start SANsurfer Router Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-13

 

Configure the Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-13

 

Cable Devices to the Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-14

 

Firmware Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-14

 

Using SANsurfer Router Manager to Install Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-15

 

Using the CLI to Install Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-15

4

Configuration

 

 

Enabling Virtual Port Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-2

 

Zoning Virtual Port Groups on the SAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-9

 

Configuring FC Array Hosts and LUN Assignments with the iSR6250. . . . .

4-10

 

Connecting iSCSI Hosts to your iSR6250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-13

 

Controlling per Host LUN Access on the iSR6250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-20

5

Diagnostics and Troubleshooting

 

 

Chassis Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5-1

 

Input Power LED is Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5-2

 

System Fault LED is On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5-2

 

Power-On Self-Test Diagnostics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5-2

 

LED Blink Patterns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5-3

 

Heartbeat Blink Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5-3

 

System Error Blink Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5-3

 

Management Port IP Address Conflict Blink Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5-4

 

Over-Temperature Blink Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5-4

 

Recovering a Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5-5

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Removal/Replacement

 

 

SFP Transceivers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6-1

 

iSR6250 Chassis Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6-2

 

Removing the Failed Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6-2

 

Installing a New Replacement Blade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6-4

 

Power and Cooling Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6-6

 

Removing the Failed PCM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6-6

 

Installing a New PCM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6-8

A

Technical Specifications

 

 

Interface Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-1

 

Performance Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-2

 

iSCSI Initiator Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-3

 

Device Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-3

 

Mechanical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-3

 

High Availability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-4

 

Protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-4

 

Environmental/Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-5

B

Simple Network Management Protocol

 

 

SNMP Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-2

 

SNMP Trap Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-3

 

Management Information Base (MIB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-4

 

Network Port Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-4

 

FC Port Table. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-7

 

Initiator Object Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-9

 

LUN Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-12

 

VP Group Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-14

 

Sensor Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-16

 

Notifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-19

 

System Information Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-19

 

Notification Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-20

 

Agent Startup Notification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-21

 

Agent Shutdown Notification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-21

 

Network Port Down Notification. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-21

 

FC Port Down Notification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-22

 

Target Device Discovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-22

 

Target Presentation (Mapping) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-22

 

VP Group Notification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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B-23

 

Generic Notification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-24

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Log Messages

 

Figure

List of Figures

Page

 

 

1-1

iSR6250 Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-2

1-2

iSR6250 Router Chassis — Front and Back Plates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-2

1-3

Power and Cooling Module (PCM). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-3

1-4

PCM — Back Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-3

1-5

10Gb Ethernet Ports on the iSR6250 Router Blade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-5

1-6

Router Blade LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-6

1-7

Maintenance Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-7

1-8

Fibre Channel LEDs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-9

1-9

Gigabit Ethernet Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-11

1-10

Ethernet Management Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-12

1-11

Serial Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-12

3-1

Rail Kit Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-5

3-1

iSR6250 Router Chassis — Front and Back Plates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-8

3-2

iSR6250 Blade Ports and LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-9

4-1

SANsurfer Router Manager VPGroup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-3

4-2

Chassis Information for Selected VPGROUP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-5

4-3

Set VPGroup Message Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-5

4-4

FC Port Information Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-8

4-5

High-Availability, Dual Blades, Dual FC Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-9

4-6

Correct VPG Assignments for High Availability Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-10

4-7

Correctly Assigning LUNs to your VPG Host Entities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-11

4-8

Incorrectly Presenting LUN 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-12

4-9

Selecting the iSCSI Presented Targets in the SANsurfer Router Manager . . . . . . .

4-15

4-10 Host Access to LUNs on Storage Array . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-18

4-11

iSCSI Host Logged into iSCSI Target for VPG0. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-19

4-12

iSCSI Host Logged into iSCSI Target for VPG1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-19

4-13 Logging into Target Before LUN Mapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-20

4-14

Logging into Target After Mapping LUN 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-22

4-15

Target Presentation/LUN Mapping Wizard - LUN Selection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-23

4-16

Target Presentation/LUN Mapping Wizard - Select the Initiators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-23

4-17

Target Presentation/LUN Mapping Wizard - Confirm Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-24

4-18

Security Check Dialog Box. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-24

4-19

Target Presentation/LUN Mapping Wizard - LUN Masking Configuration Status. . .

4-25

4-20

Logging In with Mapped LUNs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-26

4-21

Enabling LUN Mask Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-28

4-22

Host LUN Access with LUN Masking Disabled . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-29

5-1

Router Blade Diagnostic LEDs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5-1

6-1

iSR6250 Router Blade with Cables Disconnected . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-2 Removing the Chassis Blade

6-3

6-3 Unlatching the Lever on the New Blade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6-4

6-4 Inserting the New Blade into the Chassis Slot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6-5

6-5

Back Side of Two PCMs with Fault (left) and Good (right) Status Indicators . . . . .

6-6

6-6 Removing the Failed PCM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6-7

6-7

Unlatching Lever on New PCM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6-8

6-8

Inserting the Replacement PCM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6-9

6-9

Back Side of Two PCMs - Both with Good Status Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6-9

List of Tables

Table

 

Page

1-1

Internal Temperature Sensor Limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-4

1-2

System Fault LED Blink Patterns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-6

1-3

Port LEDs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-10

1-4

Serial Port Pin Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-13

2-1

T1: 1.554 Mbits/Sec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-4

2-2

T3: 45Mbits/Sec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-5

2-3

OC1: 51 Mbits/Sec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-5

2-4

OC3: 156 Mbits/Sec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-6

2-5

OC12: 621 Mbits/Sec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-6

3-1

Management Workstation Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-1

3-2

Worksheet for Router Blade 1 (left) Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-3

3-3

Worksheet for Router Blade 2 (right) Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-4

5-1

System Fault LED Blink Patterns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5-3

B-1

SNMP Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-2

B-2

SNMP Trap Configuration Parameters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-3

C-1

All iSR6250 Router Log Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Preface

This manual describes and provides installation procedures for the QLogic iSR6250 Intelligent Storage Router (iSR6250), also referred to as the iSR6250 router or simply router.

Intended Audience

This guide is for users who are responsible for installing, managing, and servicing the iSR6250 router and the storage area network (SAN) equipment to which it is attached.

What’s in this Guide

This guide contains the information needed to install and configure the iSR6250 router. This preface explains the typographic conventions used in this guide, lists related documents, and specifies the intended audience. This section also provides safety and communications statements, a well as technical support and contact information.

The remainder of the user's guide contains the following sections and appendices:

Introduction −Illustrates and describes QLogic’s iSR6250 intelligent Storage Router, including the components contained within the iSR6250 router chassis: router blades, and power and cooling modules (PCMs).

Planning − Describes how to plan for the iSR6250 router by considering the devices it needs to support, FC and iSCSI port performance requirements, performance tuning, high availability (HA), network management, disaster and recovery, services, and system security.

Installation − Provides site requirements and describes how to install and configure an iSR6250 router. It also provides firmware installation instructions.

Configuration − Describes how to configure the iSR6250 router to support virtual port groups (VPGs) and LUN mapping.

Diagnostics and Troubleshooting − Provides system diagnostic and troubleshooting tools available for the iSR6250 router.

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Removal/Replacement − Describes how to remove and replace the following field replaceable units (FRUs): SFP transceivers, iSR6250 chassis blades, and power and cooling modules (PCMs).

Technical Specifications − Summarizes the technical aspects of the iSR6250 router: interface, expansion configurations, performance features, iSCSI initiator support, device management, mechanical components, high availability features, data migration, supported protocols, and environment/safety measurements.

Simple Network Management Protocol − Provides reference material for the simple network management protocol (SNMP) protocol, which you can use to manage the iSR6250 router using a third-party SNMP management application.

Log Messages − Provides reference material on messages logged to a file, which you can retrieve using either the command line interface (CLI) (see the iSR6200 Router CLI Users Guide) or the SANsurfer Router Manager (see the iSR6200 Router Manager Users Guide).

Glossary − Provides definitions of terms and acronyms that appear in the iSR6250 router documentation.

Related Materials

iSR6250 Router Quick Start Guide, part number SN0054545-00

iSR6200 Storage Router Rack Mounting Guide, part number ISR653401-00

iSR6200 Router CLI Users Guide, part number ISR654601-00

iSR6200 Router Manager Users Guide, part number ISR654602-00

Internet Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6) Specification, RFC2460

Neighbor Discovery for IP Version 6 (IPv6), RFC2461

IPv6 Stateless Address Autoconfiguration, RFC2462

Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMPv6) for the Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Specification, RFC2463

Transmission of IPv6 Packets over Ethernet Networks, RFC2464

iSCSI draft standard deaft-ietf-ips-iSCSI-20

Internet engineering task force (IETF): iSCSI Requirements and Design Considerations, iSCSI Naming and Discovery, Internet Protocol Specification (IPv4), RFC793

Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) Specification, RFC1122, Requirements for Internet Hosts-Communication Layers

TCP Extensions for High Performance, RFC1323

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TCP Congestion Control, RFC2581

ANSI SCSI: SCSI-3 Architecture Model (SAM), X3T10/994D/Rev 18, SCSI-3 Controller Command Set, X3T10/Project 1047D/Rev 6c. IEEE: 802.1Q Virtual LAN (VLAN), 802.1p Priority of Service, 802.3x Flow Control, 802.3ad Link Aggregation

SCSI-3 Fibre Channel Protocol (SCSI-FCP), X3.269:1996

Fibre Channel Physical and Signaling Interface (FC-PH), X3.230:199

Fibre Channel 2nd Generation (FC-PH-2), X3.297:1997

Third Generation Fibre Channel Physical and Signaling Interface (FC-PH-3), X3.303:1998, Fibre Channel-Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL-2), working draft, revision 6.4, August 28, 1998

Fibre Channel Fabric Loop Attachment Technical Report (FC-FLA) NCITS/TR-20:1998, Fibre Channel-Private Loop Direct Attach Technical Report (FC-PLDA)

SCSI Fibre Channel Protocol-2 (FCP-2) working draft, revision 3, October1, 1999

ANSI Information Technology-SCSI 3 Architecture Model, revision 18, November 27, 1995

Documentation Conventions

This guide uses the following documentation conventions:

NOTE: provides additional information.

CAUTION! indicates the presence of a hazard that has the potential of causing damage to data or equipment.

WARNING!! indicates the presence of a hazard that has the potential of causing personal injury.

Text in blue font indicates a hyperlink (jump) to a figure, table, or section in this guide, and links to Web sites are shown in underlined blue. For example:

Table 9-2 lists problems related to the user interface and remote agent.

See “Installation Checklist” on page 3-6.

For more information, visit www.qlogic.com.

Text in bold font indicates user interface elements such as a menu items, buttons, check boxes, or column headings. For example:

Click the Start button, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.

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Under Notification Options, select the Warning Alarms check box.

Text in Courier font indicates a file name, directory path, or command line text. For example:

To connect to a group of hosts listed in a host group file (.hst), type SANsurfer -g path and then press ENTER.

Enter the following command: sh ./install.bin

Key names and key strokes are indicated with UPPERCASE:

Press CTRL+P.

Press the UP ARROW key.

Text in italics indicates terms, emphasis, variables, or document titles. For example:

For a complete listing of license agreements, refer to the QLogic Software End User License Agreement.

What are shortcut keys?

QLA2xxx (where xxx is 440, 460, 462).

Topic titles between quotation marks identify related topics either within this manual or in the online help, which is also referred to as the help system throughout this document.

Communications Statements

The following statements apply to this product. The statements for other products intended for use with this product appear in their accompanying manuals.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Class A Statement

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy, and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area may cause unacceptable interference, in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at their own expense.

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Neither the provider nor the manufacturer is responsible for any radio or television interference caused by unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment. Unauthorized changes or modifications could void the user's authority to operate the equipment. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

This device may not cause harmful interference, and

This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Canadian Department of Communications Class A Compliance Statement

This equipment does not exceed Class A limits for radio emissions for digital apparatus, set out in Radio Interference Regulation of the Canadian Department of Communications. Operation in a residential area may cause unacceptable interference to radio and TV reception requiring the owner or operator to take whatever steps necessary to correct the interference.

Avis de conformité aux normes du ministère des Communications du Canada

Cet équipement ne dépasse pas les limites de Classe A d'émission de bruits radioélectriques por les appareils numériques, telles que prescrites par le Réglement sur le brouillage radioélectrique établi par le ministère des Communications du Canada. L'exploitation faite en milieu résidentiel peut entraîner le brouillage des réceptions radio et télé, ce qui obligerait le propriétaire ou l'opérateur à prendre les dispositions nécwssaires pour en éliminer les causes.

CE Statement

The CE symbol on the equipment indicates that this system complies with the EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) directive of the European Community (89/336/EEC) and to the Low Voltage (Safety) Directive (73/23/EEC). Such marking indicates that this system meets or exceeds the following technical standards:

EN60950-1, A11:2004 – “Safety of Information Technology Equipment, Including Electrical Business Equipment”.

EN 55022:1998, A1:2000, A2:2003 – “Limits and Methods of Measurement of Radio Interference Characteristics of Information Technology Equipment”.

EN 55024:1998, A1:2001, A2:2003 – “Electromagnetic compatibility - Generic immunity standard Part 1: Residential commercial, and light industry.”

EN 61000-4-2: 1995, A1:1998, A2: 2001 – “Electrostatic Discharge Immunity Test”

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EN 61000-4-3: 2002 – “Radiated, Radio-Frequency, Electromagnetic Field Immunity Test”

EN 61000-4-4: 1995, A1:2001, A2:2001 – “Electrical Fast Transient/Burst Immunity Test”

EN 61000-4-5: 1995, A1:2001 – “Surge Immunity Test”

EN 61000-4-6: 1996, A1:2001 – “Immunity To Conducted Disturbances, Induced By Radio-Frequency Fields”

EN 61000-4-8: 1993, A1:2001 – "Power Frequency Magnetic Field Immunity Test”

EN 61000-4-11 Second Edition: 2004 – “Voltage Dips, Short Interruptions And Voltage Variations Immunity Tests”

EN 61000-3-2: 2000 – “Limits For Harmonic Current Emissions (Equipment Input Current Less Than/Equal To 16 A Per Phase)” Class A

EN 61000-3-3: 1995, A1:2001 – “Limitation Of Voltage Fluctuations And Flicker In Low-Voltage Supply Systems For Equipment With Rated Current Less Than Or Equal To 16 A”

VCCI Class A Statement

This is a Class A product based on the standard of the Voluntary Control Council For Interference by Information Technology Equipment (VCCI). If this equipment is used in a domestic environment, radio disturbance may arise. When such trouble occurs, the user may be required to take corrective actions.

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Laser Safety Information

This product may use Class 1 laser optical transceivers to communicate over the fiber optic conductors. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) does not consider Class 1 lasers to be hazardous. The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 825 Laser Safety Standard requires labeling in English, German, Finnish, and French stating that the product uses Class 1 lasers. Because it is impractical to label the transceivers, the following label is provided in this manual.

Electrostatic Discharge Sensitivity (ESDS)

Precautions

The assemblies used in the switch chassis are ESD sensitive. Observe ESD handling procedures when handling any assembly used in the switch chassis.

Replaceable Parts

The the iSR6250 router supports the following field replaceable units (FRUs):

iSR6250 chassis blades

Power and cooling modules (PCMs)

Small form-factor pluggable (SFP) optical transceivers

License Agreements

Refer to the QLogic Software End User License Agreement for a complete listing of all license agreements affecting this product.

Technical Support

Customers should contact their authorized maintenance provider for technical support of their QLogic switch products. QLogic-direct customers may contact QLogic Technical Support; others will be redirected to their authorized maintenance provider.

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Visit the QLogic support Web site listed in Contact Information for the latest firmware and software updates.

Availability

QLogic Technical Support for products under warranty is available during local standard working hours excluding QLogic Observed Holidays.

Training

QLogic offers certification training for the technical professional for QLogic HBAs, CNAs, and switches. From the main QLogic web page at www.qlogic.com, click the Education and Resources tab at the top, then click the Education & Training tab on the left. The QLogic Global Training Portal offers in-person training, online courses, and certification exams.

Technical Certification courses include installation, maintenance and troubleshooting QLogic SAN products. Upon demonstrating knowledge using live equipment, QLogic awards a certificate identifying the student as a Certified Professional. The training professionals at QLogic may be reached by e-mail at tech.training@qlogic.com.

Contact Information

Please feel free to contact your QLogic approved reseller or QLogic Technical Support at any phase of integration for assistance. QLogic Technical Support can be reached by the following methods:

Web

http://support.qlogic.com

Email

support@qlogic.com

The QLogic knowledge database contains troubleshooting information for the QLogic HBAs. Access the data base from the QLogic Support Web page, http://support.qlogic.com. Use the Support Center search engine to look for specific troubleshooting information.

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1 Introduction

This section illustrates and describes QLogic’s iSR6250 intelligent Storage Router, including the components contained within the iSR6250 router chassis: router blades and power and cooling modules (PCMs).

The iSR6250 router is designed to provide:

Storage consolidation on FC arrays by providing iSCSI server connectivity for FC arrays.

Solution for distance replication and backup by providing SAN over WAN connectivity.

The iSR6250 router provides the following features:

Cost-effective connectivity

Scalability, reliability, and inter-operability

Ease of use

Rack real estate

Power and cooling module (PCM)

High-availability (HA) configurations

OEM multi-path software

The following sections describe the features and capabilities of the iSR6250 router:

“iSR6250 Router Chassis” on page 1-2

“Power and Cooling Module (PCM)” on page 1-3

“iSR6250 Router Blades” on page 1-5

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iSR6250 Router Chassis

The iSR6250 router chassis includes the following hardware components:

Full-wide, 1U, rack mount

2 bays for hot-replaceable ISR blades

2 bays for hot-replaceable power and cooling modules (PCMs)

1 mid-plane with 2 x EEPROMs

Dual 275 watt power supplies

The iSR6250 router chassis contains two router blades, along with a power cooling module (PCM) for each blade. Figure 1-1 illustrates an iSR6250 chassis.

iSR6200 System

MGMT

IOIOI

FC1

FC2

iSR6200 System

MGMT

IOIOI

FC1

FC2

Figure 1-1 iSR6250 Router

Figure 1-2 shows the front and back plates on an iSR6250 router chassis that contains two iSR6250 blades.

Front Plate iSR6250 Blade 1

Front Plate iSR6250 Blade 2

10GbE2

10GbE1

iSR6250

 

 

Intelligent Storage Router

10GbE2

10GbE1

iSR6250

 

 

Intelligent Storage Router

 

FC1

FC2

MGMT

IOIOI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back Plate PCM for Blade 2

Back Plate PCM for Blade 1

 

Figure 1-2 iSR6250 Router Chassis — Front and Back Plates

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Power and Cooling Module (PCM)

Each iSR6250 chassis blade has a power and cooling module (PCM), located on the back-side of the chassis. Each PCM consists of one power supply, three fans, and one external status LED.

Mid-plane Power Connector

Fans

Connector to Power Supply

& Temperature Sensors

Figure 1-3 Power and Cooling Module (PCM)

PCM Status Indicator

Fan Exhaust Grill

Power Connector

Figure 1-4 PCM — Back Plate

Each blade is capable of simultaneously driving all six fans in both PCMs. Normally, only one blade controls both fans, running them at a normal speed. However, if the system detects higher than expected temperature on either side of the blade, it forces the fans to run at full speed. Once the temperature is back to normal, the fans resume running at their normal speed.

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Table 1-1 shows the internal temperature limits set to trigger events or alerts. Table 1-1. Internal Temperature Sensor Limits

 

High Fan

Low Fan

Critical

SMB_Alert

 

Speed

Sensor

Speed

Temperature

Recovery

Recovery

 

Temperature

(power off)

Temperature

 

Temperature

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Front

60°C

55°C

70°C

55°C

 

 

 

 

 

Rear

45°C

40°C

55°C

45°C

 

 

 

 

 

CPU1

60°C

55°C

68°C

55°C

 

 

 

 

 

CPU2

60°C

55°C

68°C

55°C

 

 

 

 

 

The following paragraphs describe the fan speed and temperature parameters listed in Table 1-1.

High Fan Speed Temperature – When a sensor detects a temperature that exceeds this value, the fan speed will run at their maximum RPM. The system logs the event and the system fault LED blinks five times every two seconds.

Low Fan Speed Recovery Temperature – When the fans are running at their maximum RPM and all sensors report values less than this value, the fan speed resets to normal.

Critical Temperature – When a sensor detects a temperature that exceeds this value, the system powers down the blade. When this happens, the CPUs enter sleep state 5; the system sets the PCI power state of capable devices to D3 and turns off the power supplies not essential to wake up the CPUs. When the temperature goes below the Recovery Temperature value, the sensor that reported the over temperature value will generate an SMB_ALERT.

Recovery Temperature – Value at which a sensor will generate an SMB_ALERT to wake up the CPU and cause the blade to reboot.

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iSR6250 Router Blades

Each chassis supports one or two blades. The blades are hot-pluggable. The base configuration of iSR6250 router blade has a dual core CPU, 1024 MB memory, boot flash, and internal and external I/O ports. (For detailed specifications, see Appendix A.)

The following sections illustrate and describe the physical features and functionality of the iSR6250 router blades:

“10GbE iSCSI Ports” on page 1-5

“Router Blade LEDs” on page 1-6

“Maintenance Button” on page 1-7

“Fibre Channel Port LEDs” on page 1-9

“Fibre Channel Transceivers” on page 1-11

“Gigabit Ethernet Port LEDs” on page 1-11

“Ethernet Port—Management” on page 1-12

“Serial Port” on page 1-12

10GbE iSCSI Ports

The iSR6250 router blade has two 10Gb Ethernet ports, located in the expansion slot. Each port has the following capacity:

10GbE iSCSI ports that run in full duplex mode

Support for jumbo frames

IPv4 and IPv6 protocol support

iSCSI header and data digest in the software

Figure 1-5 10Gb Ethernet Ports on the iSR6250 Router Blade

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Router Blade LEDs

Each chassis blade provides LEDs and connectors that face the front of the chassis and may provide additional ports, depending on its model. The router blade LEDs shown in Figure 1-6 provide information about the router’s operational status. These LEDs include the heartbeat LED, the system fault LED, and the input power LED. The blade also includes a recessed beacon indicator used to locate the physical blade monitored using the SANsurfer Router Manager.

10GbE2E4

10GbE1GE3

iSR6200 System

iSR6240iSR6250 Intelligent Storage Router

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MGMT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FC2

 

GE1

 

 

 

 

GE1

Heartbeat LED

 

System Fault LED Power LED Beacon Indicator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 1-6 Router Blade LEDs

Heartbeat LED (Green)

The heartbeat LED blinks once a second as long the router firmware is operational.

System Fault LED (Amber)

The system fault LED lights up to show that a fault exists in the router firmware or hardware. Fault conditions include POST errors and over-temperature conditions. The LED shows a blink code for POST errors and the over temperature condition. See Figure 1-6 and Table 1-2.

 

Table 1-2. System Fault LED Blink Patterns

 

 

 

 

System

Condition

 

Fault LED

 

 

 

 

OFF

OK (operational)

 

 

 

3

Blinks

System error

 

 

 

4

Blinks

Management port IP address conflict

 

 

 

5

Blinks

Over temperature

 

 

 

1

Blink

Beacon - synchronized with the heartbeat LED

 

 

 

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Input Power LED (Green)

The power LED shows the voltage status of the router logic circuit board. During normal operation, this LED lights up to show that the router logic circuit board is receiving the DC voltage from the power supply.

Beacon Indicator (Blue)

The iSR6250 router blade’s PCB has a blue beacon light installed near the center vent hole between the FC ports (Figure 1-6). This light enables you to locate the physical blade when monitoring the iSR6250 routers using the SANsurfer Router Manager. If you enable the Beacon On option for a selected blade in the Router Manager, the blue beacon light flashes through the vent hole on the chassis blade’s face plate.

Maintenance Button

The maintenance button shown in Figure 1-7 is the only router blade control. Press this button to reset the router blade or to recover it if it becomes disabled.

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MGMT

 

IOIOI

 

 

 

FC1

 

 

 

 

 

FC2

 

GE1

 

 

 

 

GE1

Maintenance Button

Figure 1-7 Maintenance Button

The maintenance button is a multifunction momentary switch on the front panel. It has the following functions:

Reset a Router Blade (see page 1-8)

Reset and Select Boot Image (see page 1-8)

Reset IP Address (see section page 1-8)

Enable DHCP (see section page 1-8)

Restore Factory Defaults (see page 1-9)

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Reset a Router Blade

To reset the router blade, use a pointed, nonmetallic tool to momentarily press and release (less than two seconds) the maintenance button. The router responds as follows:

1.All the router blade LEDs illuminate.

2.After about 2 seconds, the POST begins, turning off the heartbeat and system fault LEDs.

3.When the POST is complete, the power LED is on and the heartbeat LED flashes once per second.

Reset and Select Boot Image

You can reset the router using either the primary or secondary boot image:

Primary Image – To reset the router and select the primary boot image, use a pointed, nonmetallic tool to press and hold the maintenance button until the heartbeat LED flashes once, then release the button. The router will boot from the primary boot image. The boot time is less than one minute.

Secondary Image – To reset the router and select the secondary boot image, use a pointed, nonmetallic tool to press and hold the maintenance button until the heartbeat LED flashes twice, then release the button. The heartbeat LED flashes twice. The router boots from secondary boot image. The boot time is less than one minute.

Reset IP Address

To reset the router and restore the maintenance port IP address to the default (10.0.0.1), use a pointed, nonmetallic tool to press and hold the maintenance button until the heartbeat LED flashes six times, then release the button. The router boots and sets the maintenance port to IP address 10.0.0.1. The boot time is less than one minute.

The IP address set by this method is not persistent; to make the change persistent, use the command line interface (CLI) or SANsurfer Router Manager to set the IP address. For more information, see the iSR6200 Router Manager User's Guide and the iSR6200 Router CLI User's Guide.

Enable DHCP

To reset the router and configure the maintenance port to use DHCP to acquire its IP address, use a pointed, nonmetallic tool to press and hold the maintenance button until the heartbeat LED flashes seven times, then release the button. The router boots and configures the maintenance port for DHCP. The boot time is less than one minute.

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Enabling DHCP by this method is not persistent; to make the change persistent, use the command line interface (CLI) or SANsurfer Router Manager to enable DHCP. For details, see the iSR6200 Router Manager User's Guide and the iSR6200 Router CLI User's Guide.

Restore Factory Defaults

To reset the router and restore it to the factory default configuration, use a pointed, nonmetallic tool to press the maintenance button and hold it until the heartbeat LED flashes 20 times, then release the button. The router boots and is restored to the factory defaults. The boot time is less than one minute.

The router does the following when restored to the factory defaults:

Clears all router log entries.

Resets all passwords.

Resets the maintenance port IP address to 10.0.0.1.

Disables the iSCSI ports and sets the IP address to 0.0.0.0.

Erases all presentations.

Erases all discovered initiators and targets.

Fibre Channel Port LEDs

The iSR6250 router has two Fibre Channel ports. The ports are labeled FC1 and FC2, as shown in Figure 1-8.

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MGMT

 

IOIOI

 

 

FC2

GE1

 

 

GE1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8Gb (Yellow) 4Gb (Green)

2Gb (Amber)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 1-8 Fibre Channel LEDs

The port LEDs are located to the right of their respective ports and provide status and activity information.

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Each port has three LEDs:

The yellow LED (top) shows activity for data passing through the port at 8-Gbps speed.

The green LED (middle) shows activity for data passing through the port at 4-Gbps speed.

The amber (bottom) LED shows activity for data passing through the port at 2-Gbps speed.

Table 1-3 describes the LED blink patterns and their meanings.

Table 1-3. Port LEDs

Activity

Yellow LED

Green LED

Amber LED

(8 Gbps)

(4 Gbps)

(2 Gbps)

 

 

 

 

 

Power OFF

OFF

OFF

OFF

 

 

 

 

Power ON

ON

ON

ON

(before firmware

 

 

 

initialization)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power ON

Flashing

Flashing

Flashing

(after firmware

 

 

 

initialization)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Firmware initial-

Alternate Flashing..

Alternate Flashing..

AlternateFlashing..

ization error a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online, 2-Gbps

OFF

OFF

ON/Flashing

link - I/O activity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online, 4-Gbps

OFF

ON/Flashing

OFF

link - I/O activity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online, 8-Gbps

ON/Flashing

OFF

OFF

link - I/O activity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beacon

Flashing

OFF

Flashing

 

 

 

 

a Yellow, green, and amber LEDs flash alternatively to indicate firmware initialization errors.

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Fibre Channel Transceivers

Each port is served by a small form-factor pluggable (SFP) optical transceiver and is capable of 1-, 2-, 4-, or 8-Gbps transmission. SFPs are hot-pluggable. User ports can self-discover both the port type and transmission speed when connected to public devices or switches.

The iSR6250 router supports SFP optical transceivers for the Fibre Channel ports. A transceiver converts electrical signals to and from optical laser signals to transmit and receive data. Duplex fiber optic cables plug into the transceivers, which then connect to the devices. For example, a 1-Gbps/2-Gbps Fibre Channel port can transmit at 1-Gbps or 2-Gbps; however, the transceiver must also be capable of delivering these rates.

The SFP transceivers are hot pluggable. You can remove or install a transceiver while the router is operating without harming the router or the transceiver. However, this interrupts communication with the connected device. See page 3-7 for information about installing and removing SFP optical transceivers.

Gigabit Ethernet Port LEDs

The Gigabit Ethernet ports shown in Figure 1-9 are RJ-45 connectors that provide connection to an Ethernet SAN through a 100/1000 Base-T Ethernet cable. The ports are labeled GE1 and GE2. Each of these ports supports connections that run the iSCSI high-level TCP protocol.

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MGMT

 

IOIOI

 

 

 

FC1

 

 

 

 

 

FC2

 

GE1

 

 

 

 

GE1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link Status

Figure 1-9 Gigabit Ethernet Ports

These ports each have two LEDs:

The activity LED (green) lights up when the port transmits or receives data over the Ethernet connection.

The link status LED (green) lights up continuously when the port establishes an Ethernet connection.

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Ethernet Port—Management

The management Ethernet port shown in Figure 1-10 is an RJ-45 connector that provides a connection to a management workstation through a 10/100 Base-T Ethernet cable. The port is labeled MGMT..

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MGMT

 

 

IOIOI

 

 

FC1

 

 

 

FC2

 

 

GE1

 

 

GE1

Activity

Link Status

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activity

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 1-10 Ethernet Management Port

A management workstation can be a Windows®, Solaris™, or a Linux™ workstation that configures and manages the router. You can manage the router over an Ethernet connection using the SANsurfer Router Manager, command line interface (CLI), or simple network management protocol (SNMP).

The management Ethernet port has two LEDs:

The link status LED (green) lights up continuously when the port establishes an Ethernet connection.

The activity LED (green) lights up when the port transmits or receives data over the Ethernet connection.

Serial Port

The iSR6250 router is equipped with an RS-232 serial port for maintenance purposes. Figure 1-11 shows the serial port location, which is labeled IOIOI. You can manage the router through the serial port using CLI.

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MGMT

 

FC1

 

 

 

 

 

FC2

 

 

 

 

GE1

 

 

 

 

GE1

Activity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Serial Port

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 1-11 Serial Port

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The serial port connection requires a standard eight-wire Ethernet cable and the supplied dongle to convert the Ethernet RJ45 connector to a female DB9 connector. Table 1-4 defines the serial port pins for both the router’s RJ45 connector and the dongle DB9 connector.

Table 1-4. Serial Port Pin Identification

Dongle DB9

Router RJ45

Description

Pin Number

Pin Number

 

 

 

 

1

5

Data carrier detect (DCD)

 

 

 

2

6

Receive data (RxD)

 

 

 

3

3

Transmit data (TxD)

 

 

 

4

2 & 7

Data terminal ready (DTR)

 

 

 

5

4

Signal ground (GND)

 

 

 

6

5

Data set ready (DSR)

 

 

 

7

1

Request to send (RTS)

 

 

 

8

8

Clear to send (CTS)

 

 

 

9

NC

Ring indicator (RI)

 

 

 

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This section describes how to plan for the iSR6250 router. The following sections describe the devices and services you need to consider when planning to use the iSR6250 router:

“Devices” on page 2-1

“Device Access” on page 2-2

“FC Switches Required for VPGroups” on page 2-2

“FC Performance” on page 2-2

“iSCSI Performance” on page 2-3

“Performance Tuning” on page 2-4

“High Availability” on page 2-7

“Management” on page 2-7

“Recovery” on page 2-7

“Services” on page 2-8

“Security” on page 2-8

Devices

When planning to use the router, consider the number of devices and the anticipated demand. This determines the number of ports required and in turn the number of routers.

The router uses SFP transceivers in the 8-Gbps Fibre Channel (FC) ports, but some FC devices may not use the same transceivers. Consider whether the FC device you want to connect the router to uses SFP or gigabit interface converters (GBIC) transceivers, and choose fibre optic cables accordingly. Use LC-type cable connectors for SFP transceivers and SC-type cable connectors for GBIC transceivers. Also consider the transmission speed compatibility of your devices, host bus adapters (HBAs), switches, and SFPs.

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Device Access

Consider device access needs within the FC and iSCSI SANs. Controlling access to FC device LUNs requires mapping FC device LUNs to specific iSCSI initiators. You may map LUNs to more than one initiator. Giving multiple initiators access to a LUN requires access management.

Fibre Channel

The Fibre Channel ports automatically discover all FC target devices, whether connected directly (loop) or by fabric (switch).

iSCSI

The iSCSI ports automatically present targets discovered on the Fibre Channel ports. If the FC target’s LUN 0 is a controller LUN, it becomes accessible (mapped) to all iSCSI initiators. All data LUNs are inaccessible until mapped. The exception to this is if LUN 0 is a controller LUN, then it is mapped automatically to allow for management of the FC target controller.

When an iSCSI initiator logs on, the router records the initiator’s iSCSI name and IP address. The management interface [command line interface (CLI) and SANsurfer Router Manager] uses the initiator information to simplify the mapping process.

FC Switches Required for VPGroups

iSR6250 uses QLogic HBA technology and is compatible with all Fibre Channel switches from Brocade, Cisco, McData, and QLogic. If you want to use more than one VPGroup, you must use Fibre Channel Switches.

FC Performance

The iSR6250 router supports Fibre Channel service at transmission rates of 2, 4, or 8 Gbps with a maximum frame size of 2148 bytes. Related performance characteristics include the following:

Distance (see page 2-3)

Bandwidth (see page 2-3)

Latency (see page 2-3)

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iSCSI Performance

Distance

Consider the physical distance between Fibre Channel devices. Choose SFP transceivers that are compatible with the cable type and distance.

Each Fibre Channel port is supported by a data buffer with a three-credit capacity; that is, three maximum sized frames. For fibre optic cables, this enables full bandwidth over the following approximate distances:

5 kilometers at 1 Gbps (0.6 credits/Km)

2.5 kilometers at 2 Gbps (1.2 credits/Km)

Beyond these distances, however, the connection loses some efficiency because the transmitting port must wait for an acknowledgement before sending the next frame.

Bandwidth

Bandwidth is a measure of the volume of data that can be transmitted at a given transmission rate. A 1-Gbps/2-Gbps FC port can transmit or receive at nominal rates of 1- or 2-Gbps, depending on the device to which it is connected. This corresponds to actual bandwidth values of 106 MB and 212 MB, respectively.

Latency

Latency is a measure of how fast a transaction travels through the router.

iSCSI Performance

The iSR6250 router supports Ethernet service at transmission rates of 1000-, 100or 10-Mbps with an MTU size of 1500 or 9000 (jumbo frames).

NOTE:

An MTU size greater than 1500 should only be used when the router is connected to a 1000 Mbps Ethernet network.

Related performance characteristics include the following:

Distance

Bandwidth

Latency

Distance

Consider the physical distance between routers.This is usually measured in round-trip delay. Round-trip delays range anywhere from less than 1 millisecond to as great as 250 milliseconds.

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Bandwidth

Bandwidth is a measure of the volume of data that can be transmitted at a given transmission rate. WAN data rates range from 1.5 megabits per second (T1) to greater than 600 megabits per second (OC-12).

Latency

Latency is a measure of how fast a transaction travels through the router and LAN/WAN.

Performance Tuning

Proper configuration maximizes the router’s performance. Knowing the round trip delay (distance between the router and iSCSI initiators) and WAN effective data rate (connection type) allows you to tune the router for optimal performance. The following tables provide TCP Window Size settings for specific WAN environments. The TCP Window Size is configured as two parameters: Window Size and Scaling Factor. See the iSR6200 Router Manager User's Guide and the iSR6200 Router CLI User's Guide for configuring the TCP window size.

Table 2-1. T1: 1.554 Mbits/Sec

Round Trip Delay (ms)

TCP Window Size (kBytes)

 

 

<= 41.5

8

 

 

<= 82.9

16

 

 

<= 165.8

32

 

 

<= 331.6

64

 

 

<= 663.2

128

 

 

<= 1326.5

256

 

 

<= 2652.9

512

 

 

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Table 2-2. T3: 45Mbits/Sec

 

Round Trip Delay (ms)

TCP Window Size (kbytes)

 

 

 

 

 

<= 1.4

8

 

 

 

 

 

<= 2.9

16

 

 

 

 

 

<= 5.7

32

 

 

 

 

 

<= 11.4

64

 

 

 

 

 

<= 22.9

128

 

 

 

 

 

<= 45.8

256

 

 

 

 

 

<= 91.6

512

 

 

 

 

 

<= 183.1

1024

 

 

 

 

 

<= 366.2

2048*

 

 

 

 

 

<= 732.5

4096*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Supported in FCIP mode only.

Table 2-3. OC1: 51 Mbits/Sec

 

Round Trip Delay (ms)

TCP Window Size (kbytes)

 

 

 

 

 

<= 1.2

8

 

 

 

 

 

<= 2.5

16

 

 

 

 

 

<= 4.9

32

 

 

 

 

 

<= 9.9

64

 

 

 

 

 

<= 19.8

128

 

 

 

 

 

<= 39.5

256

 

 

 

 

 

<= 79.0

512

 

 

 

 

 

<= 158.0

1024

 

 

 

 

 

<= 316.1

2048*

 

 

 

 

 

<= 632.1

4096*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Supported in FCIP mode only.

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Table 2-4. OC3: 156 Mbits/Sec

Round Trip Delay (ms)

TCP Window Size (bytes)

 

 

 

 

<= 0.4

8

 

 

 

 

<= 0.8

16

 

 

 

 

<= 1.6

32

 

 

 

 

<= 3.3

64

 

 

 

 

<= 6.6

128

 

 

 

 

<= 13.2

256

 

 

 

 

<= 26.3

512

 

 

 

 

<= 52.7

1024

 

 

 

 

<= 105.4

2048

 

 

 

 

<= 210.7

4096

 

 

 

 

Table 2-5. OC12: 621 Mbits/Sec

 

 

 

 

Round Trip Delay (ms)

TCP Window Size (bytes)

 

 

 

 

<= 0.1

8

 

 

 

 

<= 0.2

16

 

 

 

 

<= 0.4

32

 

 

 

 

<= 0.8

64

 

 

 

 

<= 1.6

128

 

 

 

 

<= 3.3

256

 

 

 

 

<= 6.6

512

 

 

 

 

<= 13.2

1024

 

 

 

 

<= 26.3

2048

 

 

 

 

<= 52.7

4096

 

 

 

 

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High Availability

A dual-blade iSR6250 router supports high availability, which provides link-level, switch-level, and blade-level failure protection. To make this effective, you must connect the iSCSI hosts to both iSR6250 blades. For details, see “Connecting iSCSI Hosts to your iSR6250” on page 4-13.

Management

The SANsurfer Router Manager application and CLI run on a management workstation used to configure, control, and maintain the router. Support platforms include Windows, Solaris, and Linux. The SANsurfer Router Manager application is installed and executed on the workstation.

The router supports the following management interfaces:

SANsurfer Router Manager – Graphical user interface (GUI) application, which runs on a management workstation (see the iSR6200 Router Manager User's Guide).

CLI – Command line interface, which runs on the router; users can access the CLI via telnet or the serial port (see the iSR6200 Router CLI User's Guide).

SNMP – Provides router status, traps, and alerts (see Appendix B).

Recovery

You should have a process in place to recover from a possible router failure. Consider the following when developing a recovery process for the router:

Save all firmware image files (updates) in a safe, well-known place, because you may:

Want to revert to a previous firmware version.

Need the firmware image when adding a router to your site.

Save the router’s configuration (as a new file) after every configuration change, because you may want to revert to a previous configuration.

Save the router’s LUN mappings (as a new file) after every mapping change, because you may:

Want to revert to a previous LUN mapping.

Want to duplicate the LUN mapping on a second router (for redundancy).

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NOTE:

For more details on recovering a router blade, see “iSR6250 Chassis Blades” on page 6-2.

Services

You can configure your router to suit the demands of your environment using a variety of router services. Familiarize yourself with the following router services and determine which ones you need:

Telnet – Enables you to manage the router over a telnet connection.

Router management – Provides for out-of-band management of the router with the SANsurfer Router Manager.

Simple network management protocol (SNMP) – Enables you to monitor the router using third-party applications that use SNMP.

Network time protocol (NTP) – Enables you to synchronize the router and the workstation dates and times with an NTP server. NTP is disabled (not configured) by default.

File transfer protocol (FTP) – Enables you to transfer files rapidly between the workstation and router using FTP.

Secure SHell (SSH) – Provides secure and encrypted connections to traditionally non-encrypted services.

Security

Passwords provide router security. The SANsurfer Router Manager requires a password each time a user logs into the application. Once connected, the SANsurfer Router Manager prompts for an administrative password before it accepts configuration changes.

The CLI also requires the user to enter a user ID and password to start. CLI must be in an admin session to perform any set operations. An admin session requires a password.

The default password for both these management tools is password for the default user ID of guest. The default administrative password is config.

Once logged on, you can change the password using the application’s security features.

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This section describes how to install and configure an iSR6250 router. It also provides firmware installation instructions. For details, see the following topics:

“Site Requirements” on page 3-1

“Installing the iSR6250 Router” on page 3-2

“Firmware Installation” on page 3-14

Site Requirements

The following sections describe the requirements for installing a iSR6250 router:

Management Workstation (see page 3-1)

Power Requirements (see page 3-2)

Environmental Conditions (see page 3-2)

Management Workstation

The management workstation running the SANsurfer Router Manager must meet the requirements listed in Table 3-1.

Table 3-1. Management Workstation Requirements

Item

Description

 

 

Operating system

One of the following:

 

Windows® 2000/2003

 

Solaris 8/9/10

 

Linux® Red Hat EL 3.x

 

SuSE® Linux 9.0 Enterprise

 

Mac OS® X 10.3

Memory

256 MB or more

 

 

Disk space

150 MB per installation

 

 

Processor

500 MHz or faster

 

 

Hardware

CD-ROM drive, RJ-45 Ethernet port, RS-232 serial port (optional)

 

 

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Table 3-1. Management Workstation Requirements (Continued)

Item

Description

 

 

Internet browser

One of the following:

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 and later

 

Netscape Navigator® 4.72 and later

 

Mozilla® Firefox 1.02 and later

 

Java 2 runtime environment to support the web applet

 

 

Power Requirements

Power requirements for the iSR6250 router are 0.5 Amp at 100 VAC or 0.25 A at 240 VAC.

Environmental Conditions

Consider the factors that affect the climate in your facility, such as equipment heat dissipation and ventilation. The router requires the following operating conditions:

Operating temperature range: 5–40°C (41–104°F).

Relative humidity: 15–80 percent, non-condensing.

Installing the iSR6250 Router

Unpack the router, accessories, and documentation. The iSR6250 router is shipped with the following components, shown in Figure 3-1.

iSR6250 router chassis with two blades installed

DB9 to RJ45 cable adapter

Power cable (6 foot black)

Rail Mounting Kit, part number 50990-00

WEEE Conformance Card

Readme Notice Card

China Optics and Cable SKUs Toxic Substance Table

To install the iSR6250 router:

1.Complete the pre-installation checklist (see page 3-3).

2.Mount the router (see page 3-5).

3.Install the transceivers (see page 3-7).

4.Connect the router to AC power (see page 3-8).

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5.Connect the management workstation to the router (see page 3-9).

6.Configure the management workstation (see page 3-10).

7.Install the management application (see page 3-12).

8.Start the management application (see page 3-13).

9.Configure the router (see page 3-13).

10.Cable devices to the router (FC and iSCSI) (see page 3-14).

Pre-installation Check List

During the initial configuration process, the system prompts you to enter information for each blade contained in the iSR6250 chassis. Use the space provided in the following tables to record the IP addresses for each blade.

Table 3-2. Worksheet for Router Blade 1 (left) Parameters

Symbolic Name of the

iSR6250 Blade 1

Management port IP address, subnet mask, and gateway (if not using DHCP)

iSCSI port 1 IP address, subnet mask, and gateway (GE-1)

IP address of the iSNS server for iSCSI port 1 (if iSNS will be enabled)

iSCSI port 2 IP address, subnet mask, and gateway (GE-2)

IP address of the iSNS server for iSCSI port 2 (if iSNS will be enabled)

iSCSI port 3 IP address, subnet mask, and gateway for the 10GE-3 port

IP address of the iSNS server for iSCSI port 3 (if iSNS will be enabled)

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Table 3-2. Worksheet for Router Blade 1 (left) Parameters (Continued)

iSCSI port 4 IP address, subnet mask, and gateway for the10GE-4 port

IP address of the iSNS server for iSCSI port 4 (if iSNS will be enabled)

Table 3-3. Worksheet for Router Blade 2 (right) Parameters

Symbolic Name of the

iSR6250 Blade 2

Management port IP address, subnet mask, and gateway (if not using DHCP)

iSCSI port 1 IP address, subnet mask, and gateway (GE-1)

IP address of the iSNS server for iSCSI port 1 (if iSNS will be enabled)

iSCSI port 2 IP address, subnet mask, and gateway (GE-2)

IP address of the iSNS server for iSCSI port 2 (if iSNS will be enabled)

iSCSI port 3 IP address, subnet mask, and gateway for the 10GE-3 port

IP address of the iSNS server for iSCSI port 3 (if iSNS will be enabled)

iSCSI port 4 IP address, subnet mask, and gateway for the 10GE-4 port

IP address of the iSNS server for iSCSI port 4 (if iSNS will be enabled)

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Mount the Router

You can either place the router on a flat surface or mount it in a 19-inch Electronic Industries Association (EIA) rack. See the product specification for weight and dimensions. Rack mounting requires a QLogic rack mounting kit; contact QLogic for more information.

If you mount the router in a closed or multi-unit rack assembly, make sure the operating temperature inside the rack enclosure does not exceed the maximum rated ambient temperature.

Figure 3-1 shows the iSR6200 Router Rail Kit components.

1.

Rack rail, inner (2)

4.

Screw, flathead, 6-32 x 1/4 in. (8)

2.

Rack rail, outer (2)

5.

Screw, flathead, 10-32 x 1/4 in. (6)

3.

Chassis rail (2)

6.

Screw, panhead, 10-32 x 3/8 in. (10)

 

 

7.

Washer, centering a (10)

a For use only with racks with square holes.

Figure 3-1 Rail Kit Components

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Tools Required

Cross-head screwdriver, medium

WARNING!!

Heavier products should be placed near the bottom of a rack or cabinet. A top-heavy rack can become unstable resulting in equipment damage or personal injury.

To avoid dropping the router, possibly causing personal injury or damage to the router, hold the router and rail assembly firmly when sliding it out of the rack.

Install Chassis Rails

Install the chassis rails on the chassis using three 10-32x1/4 screws to secure each rail.

The rail and the router have multiple mounting holes to permit the desired setback.

Assemble and Install Rack Rails

Assemble the inner and outer rack rails and secure them loosely with four 6-32 screws. Extend each rack rail assembly to fit the inner dimensions of the rack.

Fasten the rail assembly to the rack at both ends with two 10-32x3/8 screws using the upper and lower holes. If the rack holes are square, use a centering washer with each screw.

1.

Chassis rail

2.

Screws, 10-32x1/4

1.

Inner rack rail

4.

Screw, 10-32x3/8

2.

Outer rack rail

5.

Washer

3.

Screw, 6-32

 

 

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Install the Chassis

Slide the chassis and rail assembly into the rack rails.

Fasten the chassis to the rack with two 10-32 x 3/8 screws: one through each chassis rail flange.

1.

Screws, 10-32x3/8

Install the Transceivers

The router supports a variety of SFP transceivers.

To install a transceiver, insert the transceiver into the port and gently press until it snaps in place.

To remove a transceiver, gently press the transceiver into the port to release tension, then pull the release tab or lever and remove the transceiver. Different transceiver manufacturers have different release mechanisms. Consult the documentation for your transceiver.

NOTE:

The transceiver fits only one way. If the transceiver does not install under gentle pressure, flip it over and try again.

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Connect the Router to AC Power

WARNING!!

This product is supplied with a 3-wire power cable and plug for the user’s safety. Use this power cable in conjunction with a properly grounded outlet to avoid electrical shock. An electrical outlet that is not correctly wired could place hazardous voltage on metal parts of the router chassis. The customer must make sure the outlet is correctly wired and grounded to prevent electrical shock.

You may require a different power cable in some countries because the plug on the cable supplied with the equipment will not fit your electrical outlet. In this case, you must supply your own power cable. The cable must meet the following requirements:

For 125 Volt electrical service: the cable must be rated at 10 Amps and be approved by UL and CSA.

For 250 Volt electrical service: the cable must be rated at 10 Amps, meet requirements of H05VV-F, and be approved by VDE, SEMKO, and

DEMKO.

Figure 3-1 shows the front and back plates of an iSR6250 router chassis that contains two router blades with add-in ports installed for its model. Each power cooling module (PCM) provides a power connector, as well as a Status LED.

Front Plate iSR6250 Blade 1

Front Plate iSR6250 Blade 2

Expansion Slot

Expansion Slot

iSR6250 Intelligent Storage Router

10GbE2

10GbE1

 

FC1

FC2

MGMT

IOIOI

 

 

 

 

 

PCM Status LED

Power Connector

PCM Status LED

Power Connector

 

Back Plate PCM for Blade 2

Back Plate PCM for Blade 1

Figure 3-1 iSR6250 Router Chassis — Front and Back Plates

Use Figure 3-1 to locate the power connector and PCM status LED for the blade you’re configuring.

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To power on the router:

1.Attach the AC power cord to the power connector, located on the back side of the PCM connected directly behind the router blade.

2.Connect the opposite end of the power cord to a grounded AC wall outlet or power strip.

3.Check the PCM power LED to make sure the fan is operational (green = OK, yellow = no AC power).

Figure 3-2 shows the location of the ports and LEDs on one of the blades contained within the iSR6250 unit that are referenced in the following instructions.

RS232 Port

Heartbeat LED

Power LED

 

 

10GbE1GE3

iSR6200 System

iSR6240iSR6250 Intelligent Storage Router

Intelligent Storage Router

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IOIOI

 

 

 

 

FC1

 

 

 

FC2

GE1

GE1

Management Port

 

System Fault LED

 

FC Ports

iSCSI Ports

 

 

 

Figure 3-2 iSR6250 Blade Ports and LEDs

4.Verify that the router’s input power LED is illuminated. The iSR6250 router runs its self test and begins normal operation—this may take a minute.

5.Verify that the heartbeat LED is blinking (once per second) and that the system fault LED is not illuminated.

If an error has occurred, the system fault LED will blink a pattern that indicates the fault reason. For more information about error blink patterns, see page 5-3.

Connect the Management Workstation to the Router

You can manage the router using the SANsurfer Router Manager or the command line interface (CLI). SANsurfer Router Manager requires an Ethernet connection to the router. CLI can use an Ethernet connection or a serial connection. Choose the router management method, then connect the management workstation to the router in one of the following ways:

Indirect Ethernet connection from the management workstation to the router RJ-45 connector through an Ethernet switch or hub. This requires a 10/100 Base-T straight cable.

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Direct Ethernet connection from the management workstation to the router RJ-45 Ethernet connector. This requires a 10/100 Base-T crossover cable.

Serial port connection from the management workstation to the router RS-232 serial port connector. This requires a 10/100 Base-T straight cable and a dongle.

Configure the Management Workstation

The router comes from the factory with a default IP address (10.0.0.1). Prior to product installation, follow the procedures based on your configuration method:

If you plan to configure the router through the management Ethernet port (using the SANsurfer Router Manager or CLI via telnet), you must initially configure the workstation as described in “Setting the Workstation IP Address” on page 3-10.

If you plan to configure the router using the management COM port, configure the workstation as described in “Configuring the Workstation Serial Port” on page 3-11.

Setting the Workstation IP Address

The IP address of a new router is 10.0.0.1. To ensure that your workstation is configured to communicate with the 10.0.0 subnet, refer to the following instructions for your workstation:

Steps for different versions of Windows vary. For a Windows 2000 workstation, do the following:

a.From the Windows Start menu, select Settings>Control Panel>Network and Dial-up Connections.

b.Click Make New Connection.

c.Click Connect to a private network through the Internet, then click Next.

d.Enter 10.0.0.253 for the IP address.

For different versions of Windows, consult the Windows Help files.

For Linux or Solaris workstation, open a command window and enter the following command, where <interface> is your interface name: ifconfig <interface> ipaddress 10.0.0.253 netmask 255.255.255.0 up

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Configuring the Workstation Serial Port

To configure the workstation serial port:

1.Connect the cable with RJ45 to DB9F adapter from a COM port on the management workstation to the serial port on the router.

2.Configure the workstation serial port according to your platform. These steps may vary according to the version of operating system you use:

For Windows:

a.Open the HyperTerminal application. From the Windows Start menu, select Programs> Accessories>HyperTerminal>HyperTerminal.

b.Enter a name for the router connection, choose an icon in the Connection Description window, then click OK.

c.Enter the following COM Port settings in the COM Properties window and click OK.

Bits per second – 115200 Data Bits – 8

Parity – None Stop Bits – 1

Flow Control – None

For Linux:

a.Set up minicom to use the serial port. Create or modify the /etc/minirc.dfl file with the following content:

pr portdev/ttyS0 pu minit

pu mreset pu mhangup

pr portdev/ttyS0 specifies port 0 on the workstation. Choose the pr setting to match the workstation port to which you connected the router.

b.Verify that all users have permission to run minicom. Review the /etc/minicom.users file and confirm that the line ALL exists or that there are specific user entries.

For Solaris – Modify the /etc/remote file to include the following lines. /dev/term/a refers to serial port a. Choose the “dv” setting to match the workstation port to which you connected the router.

\:dv=/dev/term/a:br#115200:el=^C^S^Q^U^D:ie=%$:oe=^ D:

3.Connect the router to the power (see page 3-13).

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Install SANsurfer Router Manager

You can manage the router using the SANsurfer Router Manager application. The following sections describe how to install the application on either a Windows or Linux workstation. See the iSR6200 Router Manager User's Guide for information on how to use SANsurfer Router Manager.

Windows Installation

To install the SANsurfer Router Manager application from the QLogic website to a PC workstation:

1.Close all programs currently running.

2.Go to the QLogic download site: http://support.qlogic.com/support/drivers_software.aspx

3.Select the Intelligent Storage Routers icon.

4.Select iSR6250 in the product selection window and click Go.

5.Under the product name column, select the link to the SANsurfer Router Manager for your operating system.

6.Read the license agreement and click Agree.

7.Follow the system prompts to uncompress and install the application.

Linux Installation

To install the SANsurfer Router Manager application from the QLogic website to a Linux workstation:

1.Go to the QLogic download site: http://support.qlogic.com/support/drivers_software.aspx

2.Select the Intelligent Storage Routers icon.

3.Select iSR6250 in the product selection window and click Go.

4.Under the product name column, select the link to the SANsurfer Router Manager for your operating system.

5.Read the license agreement and click Agree.

6.Save the file to your local system.

7.Uncompress the downloaded file and execute the Linux_x.xx.bin install program.

8.Follow the installation instructions.

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