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SANbox2-8c Fibre Channel Switch

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.

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© 2000–2002 QLogic Corporation

First Printed: May 2001

All Rights Reserved Worldwide.

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QLogic Corporation, 6321 Bury Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55346 (800) 342-7379 or (952) 932-4000

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Table of Contents

Section 1

Introduction

 

1.1

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

1-1

1.2

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

1-2

1.3

Safety Notices ....................................................................................................

1-3

1.4

Sicherheitshinweise............................................................................................

1-3

1.5

Notes informatives relatives à la sécurité ...........................................................

1-3

1.6

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

1-4

1.6.1

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

1-4

1.6.2

Canadian Department of Communications Class A

 

 

Compliance Statement ..............................................................................

1-4

1.6.3

Avis de conformité aux normes du ministère des

 

 

Communications du Canada .....................................................................

1-4

1.6.4

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

1-5

1.6.5

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

1-6

1.6.6

BSMI Class A Statement ...........................................................................

1-6

1.6.7

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

1-7

1.7

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

1-7

1.8

Accessible Parts.................................................................................................

1-7

1.9

Pièces Accessibles.............................................................................................

1-7

1.10

Zugängliche Teile ...............................................................................................

1-7

1.11

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

1-8

1.11.1

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

1-8

1.11.2

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

1-8

1.11.3

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

1-8

Section 2

General Description

 

2.1

Chassis Controls and LEDs ...............................................................................

2-2

2.1.1

Reset/Force PROM Button........................................................................

2-2

2.1.1.1

Resetting a Switch ............................................................................

2-3

2.1.1.2

Placing the Switch in Force PROM Mode.........................................

2-3

2.1.2

Over Temperature LED (Yellow)................................................................

2-3

2.1.3

Fan Fail LED (Yellow)................................................................................

2-3

2.1.4

Heartbeat LED (Yellow) .............................................................................

2-4

2.1.5

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

2-4

2.2

Fibre Channel Ports ...........................................................................................

2-4

2.2.1

Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) Transceivers ....................................

2-5

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2.2.2

Port Modes ................................................................................................

2-5

 

2.2.2.1

Fabric Ports ......................................................................................

2-5

 

2.2.2.2

Expansion Port .................................................................................

2-5

 

2.2.2.3

Translated Loop Port ........................................................................

2-6

 

2.2.3

Logged-In LED ..........................................................................................

2-6

 

2.2.4

Activity LED ...............................................................................................

2-7

 

2.3

Ethernet Port ......................................................................................................

2-7

 

2.4

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

2-8

 

2.5

Power Supply and Fan .......................................................................................

2-9

 

2.6

Switch Management...........................................................................................

2-9

 

Section 3

Planning

 

 

3.1

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

3-1

 

3.2

Multiple Chassis Fabrics ....................................................................................

3-2

 

3.2.1

Domain ID, Principal Priority, and Domain ID Lock ...................................

3-2

 

3.2.2

Common Topologies..................................................................................

3-3

 

3.2.2.1

Cascade Topology ............................................................................

3-3

 

3.2.2.2

Mesh Topology .................................................................................

3-4

 

3.2.2.3

Multistage Topology ..........................................................................

3-5

 

3.3

Performance.......................................................................................................

3-6

 

3.3.1

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

3-6

 

3.3.2

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

3-7

 

3.3.3

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

3-7

 

3.4

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

3-8

 

3.4.1

Soft Zones .................................................................................................

3-9

 

3.4.2

Access Control List Hard Zones ................................................................

3-9

 

3.4.3

Virtual Private Fabric Hard Zones .............................................................

3-9

 

3.5

Fabric Management .........................................................................................

3-10

 

3.6

Fabric Security .................................................................................................

3-10

 

Section 4

Installation

 

 

4.1

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

4-1

 

4.1.1

Fabric Management Workstation...............................................................

4-1

 

4.1.2

Switch Power Requirements .....................................................................

4-1

4.1.3

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

4-2

 

4.2

Installing a Switch...............................................................................................

4-2

 

4.2.1

Mount the Switch .......................................................................................

4-3

 

4.2.2

Install SFP Transceivers............................................................................

4-4

 

4.2.3

Connect the Switch to AC Power ..............................................................

4-5

 

4.2.4

Install SANbox Manager............................................................................

4-7

 

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4.2.4.1

SANbox Manager Installation for Windows ......................................

4-7

4.2.4.2

SANbox Manager Installation for Linux ............................................

4-8

4.2.4.3

SANbox Manager Installation for Solaris ..........................................

4-9

4.2.5

Connect the Management Workstation to the Switch..............................

4-10

4.2.5.1

Ethernet Connection.......................................................................

4-11

4.2.5.2

Serial Connection ...........................................................................

4-11

4.2.6

Set the Date.............................................................................................

4-12

4.2.7

Configure the Switch ...............................................................................

4-13

4.2.8

Configure the Ports..................................................................................

4-14

4.2.9

Cable Devices to the Switch....................................................................

4-14

4.3

Loading Firmware.............................................................................................

4-14

4.3.1

Using File Transfer Protocol to Load Firmware .......................................

4-14

4.3.2

Using SANbox Manager to Load Firmware .............................................

4-16

4.3.3

Using the CLI to Load Firmware..............................................................

4-16

Section 5

Diagnostics/Troubleshooting

 

5.1

POST Diagnostics ..............................................................................................

5-1

5.1.1

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

5-1

5.1.1.1

Normal (all pass)...............................................................................

5-1

5.1.1.2

Force PROM Mode Pattern ..............................................................

5-2

5.1.1.3

Internal Firmware Failure Blink Pattern ............................................

5-2

5.1.1.4

Fatal Error Blink Pattern ...................................................................

5-2

5.1.1.5

Configuration File System Error Blink Pattern ..................................

5-2

5.1.2

Logged-In LED Indications ........................................................................

5-3

5.2

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

5-5

5.2.1

Over Temperature LED is Illuminated........................................................

5-5

5.2.2

Input Power LED Is Extinguished ..............................................................

5-6

5.2.3

Fan Fail LED is Illuminated........................................................................

5-6

5.3

Recovering a Switch...........................................................................................

5-6

Appendix A Specifications

 

A.1

Switch Specifications..........................................................................................

A-1

A.2

Switch Maintainability .........................................................................................

A-2

A.3

Fabric Management ...........................................................................................

A-2

A.4

Switch Dimensions .............................................................................................

A-3

A.5

Switch Electrical .................................................................................................

A-3

A.6

Switch Environmental.........................................................................................

A-3

A.7

Switch Regulatory Certifications.........................................................................

A-4

A.8

Shortwave Laser SFP 1G/2G (multi-mode)........................................................

A-4

A.9

Longwave Laser SFP 1G/2G (single-mode) ......................................................

A-5

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Appendix B Command Line Interface

 

 

B.1

Logging On to a Switch ......................................................................................

B-1

B.2

Command Syntax...............................................................................................

B-2

B.3

Commands .........................................................................................................

B-3

 

Admin Command.......................................................................................

B-4

 

Alias Command .........................................................................................

B-5

 

Config Command.......................................................................................

B-7

 

Date Command .........................................................................................

B-9

 

Fallback Command..................................................................................

B-10

 

Help Command........................................................................................

B-11

 

History Command....................................................................................

B-12

 

Image Command .....................................................................................

B-13

 

Lip Command ..........................................................................................

B-14

 

Passwd Command ..................................................................................

B-15

 

Ps Command...........................................................................................

B-16

 

Quit Command ........................................................................................

B-17

 

Reset Command......................................................................................

B-18

 

Set Alarm Clear Command......................................................................

B-22

 

Set Beacon Command ............................................................................

B-23

 

Set Config Command ..............................................................................

B-24

 

Set Log Command...................................................................................

B-30

 

Set Port Command ..................................................................................

B-33

 

Set Setup Command ...............................................................................

B-34

 

Set Switch Command ..............................................................................

B-38

 

Show Command ......................................................................................

B-39

 

Show Config Command...........................................................................

B-48

 

Show Log Command ...............................................................................

B-50

 

Show Perf Command ..............................................................................

B-52

 

Show Setup Command............................................................................

B-53

 

Shutdown Command ...............................................................................

B-55

 

Test Command ........................................................................................

B-56

 

Uptime Command....................................................................................

B-58

 

User Command .......................................................................................

B-59

 

Whoami Command..................................................................................

B-61

 

Zone Command.......................................................................................

B-62

 

Zoneset Command ..................................................................................

B-65

 

Zoning Command ....................................................................................

B-67

Glossary

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Figures

 

 

Figure

 

 

Page

2-1

SANbox2-8c Fibre Channel Switch................................................................................

2-1

2-2

Chassis Controls and LEDS...........................................................................................

2-2

2-3

Fibre Channel Ports .......................................................................................................

2-4

2-4

Ethernet Port ..................................................................................................................

2-7

2-5

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

2-8

3-1

Cascade-with-a-Loop Topology .....................................................................................

3-3

3-2

Mesh Topology...............................................................................................................

3-4

3-3

Multistage Topology .......................................................................................................

3-5

4-1

SANbox2-8c Fibre Channel Switch................................................................................

4-2

4-2

SFP Transceiver Installation ..........................................................................................

4-4

4-3

Ethernet and Serial Cable Connections .......................................................................

4-10

5-1

Port Logged-In LED .......................................................................................................

5-3

5-2

Logged-In LED Indications.............................................................................................

5-3

5-3

Chassis LEDs.................................................................................................................

5-5

 

Tables

 

 

Table

 

 

Page

2-1

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

2-8

3-1

Port-to-Port Transmission Combinations .......................................................................

3-7

3-2

Port-to-Port Latency .......................................................................................................

3-7

4-1

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

4-1

5-1

E_Port Isolation Causes and Remedies ........................................................................

5-4

B-1

Commands Listed by Authority Level.............................................................................

 

B-3

B-2

Switch Configuration Defaults ......................................................................................

 

B-19

B-3

Port Configuration Defaults ..........................................................................................

 

B-19

B-4

SNMP Configuration Defaults ......................................................................................

 

B-20

B-5

System Configuration Defaults.....................................................................................

 

B-21

B-6

Set Config Port Parameters .........................................................................................

 

B-24

B-7

Set Config Switch Parameters .....................................................................................

 

B-26

B-8

Set Config Zoning Parameters.....................................................................................

 

B-27

B-9

SNMP Configuration Settings ......................................................................................

 

B-34

B-10

System Configuration Settings.....................................................................................

 

B-35

B-11

Show Port Parameters .................................................................................................

 

B-40

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Section 1

Introduction

This manual is organized as follows:

Section 1 describes the intended audience, related materials, safety notices, communications statements, laser safety information, electrostatic discharge sensitivity precautions, accessible parts, and technical support.

Section 2 is an overview of the switch. It describes indicator LEDs and all user controls and connections.

Section 3 describes the factors to consider when planning a fabric.

Section 4 explains how to install and configure the switch.

Section 5 describes the diagnostic methods and troubleshooting procedures.

Appendix A lists the switch specifications.

Appendix B describes the Command Line Interface.

Please read the communications statements and laser safety information later in this section. Use this manual in conjunction with the SANbox2 Switch Management User’s Guide.

1.1

Intended Audience

This manual introduces users to the switch and explains its installation and service. It is intended for users who are competent in installing and servicing electronic equipment.

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Related Materials

1.2

Related Materials

The following manuals and materials are referenced in the text and/or provide additional information.

SANbox2 Switch Management User’s Guide, Publication Number 59022-03. Available from QLogic Corporation.

Fibre Channel-Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL-2) Rev. 6.8

Fibre Channel-Private Loop SCSI Direct Attach (FC-PLDA) NCITS TR-19:1998

Fibre Channel-10-bit Interface Rev. 2.3

Definitions of Managed Objects for the Fabric Element in Fibre Channel Standard (draft-ietf-ipfc-fabric-element-mib-04.txt).

The Fibre Channel Standards are available from:

Global Engineering Documents, 15 Inverness Way East, Englewood, CO 80112-5776 Phone: (800) 854-7179 or (303) 397-7956 Fax: (303) 397-2740

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Safety Notices

 

 

 

 

1.3

Safety Notices

A Warning notice indicates the presence of a hazard that has the potential of causing moderate or minor personal injury.

4-3, 4-5

A Caution notice indicates the presence of a hazard that has the potential of causing damage to the equipment.

4-3

1.4

Sicherheitshinweise

Ein Warnhinweis weist auf das Vorhandensein einer Gefahr hin, die möglicherweise mittelschwere oder leichte Verletzungen zur Folge hat.

4-3, 4-6

Ein Vorsichtshinweis weist auf das Vorhandensein einer Gefahr hin, die möglicherweise Geräteschäden zur Folge hat.

4-3

1.5

Notes informatives relatives à la sécurité

Une note informative Avertissement indique la présence d’un risque pouvant entraîner des blessures légères ou mineures.

4-3, 4-5

Une note informative Attention indique la présence d’un risque pouvant entraîner des dégâts matériels.

4-3

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Communications Statements

1.6

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.

1.6.1

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

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.

1.6.2

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.

1.6.3

Avis de conformité aux normes du ministè re 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 milieuésidentielr 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.

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Communications Statements

 

 

 

 

1.6.4

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/A11:1997 – “Safety of Information Technology Equipment, Including Electrical Business Equipment”.

EN60825-1/A11:1996 – “Safety of Laser Products, Part 1".

EN55022:1998 – “Limits and Methods of Measurement of Radio Interference Characteristics of Information Technology Equipment”.

EN55024-1:1998 – “Electromagnetic compatibility - Generic immunity standard Part 1: Residential commercial, and light industry.”

IEC1000-4-2:1995 – “Electrostatic Discharge Immunity Test

IEC1000-4-3:1995 – “Radiated, Radio-Frequency, Electromagnetic Field Immunity Test

IEC1000-4-4:1995 – “Electrical Fast Transient/Burst Immunity Test

IEC1000-4-5:1995 – “Surge Immunity Test

IEC1000-4-6:1996 – “Immunity To Conducted Disturbances, Induced By Radio-Frequency Fields

IEC1000-4-8:1993 – "Power Frequency Magnetic Field Immunity Test

IEC1000-4-11:1994 – “Voltage Dips, Short Interruptions And Voltage Variations Immunity Tests

EN61000-3-2:1995 – “Limits For Harmonic Current Emissions (Equipment Input Current Less Than/Equal To 16 A Per Phase)” Class A

EN61000-3-3:1995 – “Limitation Of Voltage Fluctuations And Flicker In Low-Voltage Supply Systems For Equipment With Rated Current Less Than Or Equal To 16 A

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Communications Statements

1.6.5

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.

1.6.6

BSMI Class A Statement

Warning:

This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference in which case the user will be required to take adequate measures.

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Electrostatic Discharge Sensitivity (ESDS) Precautions

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.6.7

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.

1.7

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.

1.8

Accessible Parts

The only Field Replaceable Units (FRUs) are Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) transceivers.

1.9

Piè ces Accessibles

Les pièces remplaçables, Field Replaceable Units (FRU), du commutateur sont interfaces aux media d’interconnexion appelés SFP transceivers.

1.10

Zugä ngliche Teile

Nur die folgenden Teile im können kundenseitig ersetzt werden Schnittstellen für die Zwischenverbindungsträger, SFP transceivers genannt.

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Technical Support

1.11

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.

Visit the QLogic switch support Web site listed in ”Contact Information” on page 1-8 for the latest firmware and software updates.

1.11.1

Availability

QLogic Technical Support is available from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Central Standard Time, Monday through Friday, excluding QLogic-observed holidays.

1.11.2

Training

QLogic offers the following technical training courses:

Switch Certification

HBA Certification

Each course is available at the training facility in Eden Prairie, MN or at your local facility. All courses include a Fibre Channel overview and sections on installation, maintenance, and topology solutions. Each student receives a set of manuals and a CD-ROM containing course training materials. Upon successful completion of the training, Qlogic awards a certificate identifying the student as a Certified SANbox® or SANblade™ Professional.

1.11.3

Contact Information

Address:

QLogic Switch Products Inc.

 

6321 Bury Drive

 

Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55346

 

USA

Telephone:

+1 952-932-4040

Fax:

+1 952-932-4018

Email:

 

Technical Service

support@qlogic.com

Technical Training

tech.training@qlogic.com

Switch Support Web Site:

www.qlogic.com/support/home_support.asp

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General Description

This section describes the features and capabilities of the SANbox2-8c Fibre Channel Switch. The following topics are described:

Chassis controls and LEDs

Fibre channel ports

Ethernet port

Serial port

Power supply and fan

Fabric management

SANbox2 fabrics are managed with the SANbox Manager switch management application or the Command Line Interface (CLI). Refer to the SANbox2 Switch Management User’s Guide for information about using SANbox Manager. Refer to Appendix B for information about using the CLI.

Figure 2-1. SANbox2-8c Fibre Channel Switch

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Chassis Controls and LEDs

2.1

Chassis Controls and LEDs

The Reset/Force PROM button shown in Figure 2-2 is the only chassis control and is used to recover a disabled switch. The chassis LEDs provide information about the switch’s operation status. These LEDS include the Over Temperature LED, Fan Fail LED, Heartbeat LED, and the Input Power LED. To apply power to the switch, plug the power cord into the switch AC power receptacle and into a 110 or 230 VAC power source.

AC Power

Reset/Force

 

Receptacle

PROM Button

 

Over Temperature LED

Input Power LED

(Yellow)

(Green)

 

Fan Fail LED

Heartbeat LED

 

(Yellow)

(Yellow)

Figure 2-2. Chassis Controls and LEDS

2.1.1

Reset/Force PROM Button

The Reset/Force PROM button is a dual-function momentary switch on the front panel. Its purpose is to reset the switch or to place the switch in force PROM mode. Force PROM mode causes the switch to access PROM when flash memory or the resident configuration file is corrupted. Placing the switch in force PROM mode forces the default IP address of 10.0.0.1. To exit force PROM mode, reset the switch either by pressing the Reset/Force PROM button or power cycling the switch. Refer to ”Recovering a Switch” on page 5-6 for more information about using force PROM mode.

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Chassis Controls and LEDs

 

 

 

 

2.1.1.1

Resetting a Switch

To reset the switch, use a pointed tool to press and release (less than 4 seconds) the Reset/Force PROM button. The switch will respond as follows:

1.All of the chassis LEDs will illuminate and then extinguish leaving only the Input Power LED illuminated.

2.After approximately 1 minute, the power-on self test begins illuminating all chassis LEDs.

3.When the POST is complete, the chassis LEDs extinguish leaving the Input Power LED illuminated and the Heartbeat LED flashing once per second.

2.1.1.2

Placing the Switch in Force PROM Mode

To place the switch in force PROM mode, do the following:

1.Isolate the switch from the fabric.

2.Press and hold the Reset/Force PROM button with a pointed tool for about 4 seconds. When the Input Power LED alone is illuminated, release the button.

3.After approximately 1 minute, the power-on self test begins illuminating all chassis LEDs.

4.When the POST is complete, the chassis LEDs extinguish leaving the Input Power LED and the Heartbeat LED illuminated. The Heartbeat LED illuminates continuously while the switch is in force PROM mode.

To exit force PROM mode and return to normal operation, reset the switch.

2.1.2

Over Temperature LED (Yellow)

The Over Temperature LED provides status information about the air temperature inside the switch. This LED illuminates to indicate that the switch logic circuitry is overheating. Refer to Section 5 for information about troubleshooting over temperature conditions.

2.1.3

Fan Fail LED (Yellow)

The Fan Fail LED indicates operational status of the fan. This LED illuminates if the speed of the fan falls below the normal range. If the Fan Fail LED illuminates, isolate the switch from the fabric, unplug the switch from the AC power source, and contact your authorized maintenance provider.

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2.1.4

Heartbeat LED (Yellow)

The Heartbeat LED indicates the status of the internal switch processor and the results of the Power On Self Test (POST). Following a normal power-up, the Heartbeat LED blinks about once per second to indicate that the switch passed the POST and that the internal switch processor is running. In force PROM mode, the Heartbeat LED illuminates continuously. Refer to ”Heartbeat LED Blink Patterns” on page 5-1 for more information about Heartbeat LED blink patterns.

2.1.5

Input Power LED (Green)

The Input Power LED indicates the voltage status at the switch logic circuitry. This LED illuminates when the switch logic circuitry is receiving the proper DC voltages.

2.2

Fibre Channel Ports

Each SANbox2-8c switch has 8 Fibre Channel ports numbered 0–7 as shown in Figure 2-3. Each of these ports is served by a Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) optical transceiver. The ports self discover the proper mode when connected to public devices and other switches. You can also configure any port to support a loop of private devices.

Each port has its own Logged-In LED and Activity LED as shown in Figure 2-3. The Logged-In LED indicates whether the port and its connected device are logged into the fabric. The Activity LED indicates the frequency at which frames are entering or leaving the port.

Logged-In

Activity LED

LED (Green)

(Green)

Fibre Channel

 

Port

 

Figure 2-3. Fibre Channel Ports

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2.2.1

Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) Transceivers

SFP transceivers plug into the ports; duplex fiber optic cables plug into the transceivers which then connect to the devices. A port is capable of transmitting at 1 Gbps or 2 Gbps; however, the transceiver must be capable of 2 Gbps for the port to deliver at that rate.

The SFP transceivers are hot swappable. This means that you can remove or install an SFP transceiver while the switch is operating without harming the switch or the transceiver. However, communication with the connected device will be interrupted. Refer to ”Install SFP Transceivers” on page 4-4 for information about installing and removing SFP transceivers.

2.2.2

Port Modes

All ports are self-configuring generic ports: GL_Ports or G_Ports. A GL_Port self-discovers in the following ways:

FL_Port when connected to a loop of public devices (NL_Port)

F_Port when connected to a single public device (N_Port). If the device is a single device on a loop, the GL_Port will attempt to configure first as an F_Port, then if that fails, as an FL_Port.

As an E_Port when connected to another FC-SW-2 compliant switch

A G_Port self-discovers as an F_Port when connected to a public device or an E_Port when connected to another switch. You can also configure a port as a translated loop port (TL_Port) to support private devices.

2.2.2.1

Fabric Ports

A fabric port supports either a single public device or a loop of up to 126 public devices. A fabric port configures itself during the fabric login process as an F_Port when connected to a single public device (N_Port), or an FL_Port when connected to a loop of public devices (NL_Port).

2.2.2.2

Expansion Port

E_Ports enable you to expand the fabric enabling you to connect SANbox2 switches with other FC-SW-2 compliant switches. SANbox2-8c switches self-discover all inter-switch connections. Refer to ”Multiple Chassis Fabrics” on page 3-2 for more information about multiple chassis fabrics.

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2.2.2.3

Translated Loop Port

A TL_Port supports a loop of up to 126 private devices with the ability to communicate with “off-loop” devices such as public fabric devices and private devices on other TL_Ports. TL_Ports connect to devices that conform to the Fibre Channel-Private Loop SCSI Direct Attach (FC-PLDA) standard. Devices connected to TL_Ports are registered with the Name Server. Use SANbox Manager or the CLI to explicitly configure a TL_Port.

A TL_Port acts as a proxy for the off-loop device translating private frames into and from public frames. Each TL_Port can proxy up to 63 off-loop public or private devices that are maintained in its translation entries list.

For a TL_Port connected to private target devices, the switch firmware automatically creates an entry in the translation entries list for each off-loop initiator device that attempts to establish communication. Soft zoning can be used to limit the number of potential initiators to 63.

For a TL_Port connected to private initiator devices, the switch firmware automatically creates an entry in translation entries list for each target device that is a member of the same soft zone as the TL_Port devices. Before the TL initiator can communicate with other target devices on your fabric, you must create a WWN soft zone that includes both the initiator and targets. Initiator devices can not communicate with target devices outside the zone.

2.2.3

Logged-In LED

The Logged-in LED indicates the logged-in or initialization status of the connected devices. After successful completion of the POST, the switch extinguishes all Logged-In LEDs. Following a successful loop initialization or port log-in, the switch illuminates the corresponding logged-in LED. This shows that the port is properly connected and able to communicate with its attached devices. The Logged-In LED remains illuminated as long as the port is initialized or logged-in. An Logged-In LED will also illuminate when the port has been designated as a donor port and its buffer credits are being used by another port. Refer to ”Distance” on page 3-6 for more information about extended credits and donor ports.

If the port connection is broken or an error occurs that disables the port, the Logged-In LED will flash. Refer to ”Logged-In LED Indications” on page 5-3 for more information about the Logged-In LED.

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2.2.4

Activity LED

The Activity LED indicates that data is passing through the port. Each frame that enters or leaves the port causes this LED to illuminate for 50 milliseconds. This makes it possible to observe the transmission of a single frame. When extending credits, an Activity LED for a donor port will reflect the traffic of the recipient port. Refer to ”Distance” on page 3-6 for more information about extended credits and donor ports.

2.3

Ethernet Port

The Ethernet port shown in Figure 2-4 is an RJ-45 connector that provides a connection to a management workstation. A management workstation can be a Windows, Solaris, or Linux workstation that is used to configure and manage the switch fabric. The switch through which the fabric is managed is called the fabric management switch.

The Ethernet port has two LEDs: the Link Status LED (green) and the Activity LED (yellow). The Link Status LED illuminates continuously when an Ethernet connection has been established. The Activity LED illuminates when data is being transmitted or received over the Ethernet connection.

Link Status LED

Activity LED

(Green)

(Yellow)

 

Ethernet Port

Figure 2-4. Ethernet Port

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Serial Port

2.4

Serial Port

The SANbox2-8c switch is equipped with an RS-232 serial port for maintenance purposes as shown in Figure 2-5. You can manage the switch through the serial port using the CLI.

1

 

5

6

9

Serial Port

 

Figure 2-5. Serial Port and Pin Identification

The serial port connector requires a null-modem F/F DB9 cable. The pins on the switch RS-232 connector are shown in Figure 2-5 and identified in Table 2-1. Refer to ”Connect the Management Workstation to the Switch” on page 4-10 for information about connecting the management workstation through the serial port.

 

Table 2-1. Serial Port Pin Identification

 

 

 

Pin Number

 

Description

 

 

 

1

 

Carrier Detect (DCD)

2

 

Receive Data (RxD)

3

 

Transmit Data (TxD)

4

 

Data Terminal Ready (DTR)

5

 

Signal Ground (GND)

6

 

Data Set Ready (DSR)

7

 

Request to Send (RTS)

8

 

Clear to Send (CTS)

9

 

Ring Indicator (RI)

 

 

 

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2.5

Power Supply and Fan

The power supply converts standard 110 or 230 VAC to DC voltages for the various switch circuits. An internal fan provides cooling. Depending on the switch model, air flow is front-to-back or back-to-front. To energize the switch, plug the power cord into the switch AC receptacle and into a 110 or 230 VAC power source.

Note: The power supply and fan are not field replaceable units.

2.6

Switch Management

SANbox Manager is a PC-based Java® application that provides a graphical user interface for fabric management. This application runs on a Windows® , Solaris® , or Linux® workstation. The management workstation connects to the fabric directly through one switch’s Ethernet port and provides in-band management for all other switches in the fabric. Refer to the SANbox2 Switch Management User’s Guide for information about SANbox Manager and its use.

In addition to SANbox Manager, the switch also supports the following command line interface tools:

Command Line Interface (CLI)

File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)

The CLI provides monitoring and configuration functions by which the administrator can manage the fabric and its switches. Refer to Appendix B Command Line Interface for more information about the CLI commands.

FTP provides a command line interface for loading new firmware.

SNMP provides monitoring and trap functions for the fabric. SANbox2 firmware supports SNMP version 1, 2, and 3, the Fibre Alliance Management Information Base (FA-MIB) version 3.0, and the Fabric Element Management Information Base (FE-MIB) RFC 2837. Traps are formatted using SNMP version 2.

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Notes

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Planning

Consider the following when planning a fabric:

Devices

Multiple chassis fabrics

Performance

Device access

Fabric management

Fabric security

3.1

Devices

When planning a fabric, consider the number of devices and the anticipated demand. This will determine the number of ports that are needed and in turn the number of switches. Consider how many and what types of switches are needed.

Consider the distribution of public and private devices as well as targets and initiators. Public devices have full Fibre Channel addressing capability, and therefore can communicate with any other public device on the fabric. A G_Port supports a single public device. A GL_Port can support up to 126 public devices in an arbitrated loop.

Private devices do not have full Fibre Channel addressing capability, only the Arbitrated Loop Physical Address (ALPA) portion. A TL_Port provides a proxy for a loop of private initiator or target devices allowing communication with off-loop public and private devices. Consider the number of private devices in the fabric and the number of off-loop devices with which the private devices must communicate. A TL_Port can support up to 126 private devices and can maintain communications with up to 63 off-loop devices.

The Fibre Channel ports use SFP optical transceivers, but the device host bus adapters you are using may not. Consider whether the device adapters use SFP transceivers or Gigabit Interface Converters (GBIC), and choose fiber optic cable accordingly. Use LC-type cable connectors for SFP transceivers and SC-type cable connectors for GBICs.

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3.2

Multiple Chassis Fabrics

By connecting switches together you can expand the number of available ports for devices. Each switch in the fabric is identified by a unique domain ID, and the fabric will automatically resolve domain ID conflicts. Because the ports are self-configuring, you can connect SANbox2 and other FC-SW-2 compliant switches together in a wide variety of topologies.

3.2.1

Domain ID, Principal Priority, and Domain ID Lock

The following switch configuration settings affect multiple chassis fabrics:

Domain ID

Principal priority

Domain ID lock

The domain ID is a unique number from 1–239 that identifies each switch in a fabric. The principal priority is a number (1–255) that determines the principal switch which manages domain ID assignments for the fabric. The switch with the highest principal priority (1 is high, 255 is low) becomes the principal switch. If the principal priority is the same for all switches in a fabric, the switch with the lowest WWN becomes the principal switch. The domain ID lock allows (FALSE) or prevents (TRUE) the reassignment of the domain ID on that switch. Switches come from the factory with the domain ID set to 1, the domain ID lock set to FALSE, and the principal priority set to 254. Refer to the SANbox2 Switch Management User’s Guide for information about changing the domain ID using SANbox Manager. Refer to the ”Set Config Command” on page B-24 for information about changing the default domain ID domain ID lock, and principal priority settings.

If you connect a set of SANbox2 switches then power them up together, the principal switch will reassign any domain ID conflicts and establish the fabric. For any switch with a domain ID conflict and a domain ID lock set to TRUE, that switch will isolate as a separate fabric.

An unresolved domain ID conflict means that the switch with the higher WWN will isolate as a separate fabric, and the Logged-In LEDs on both switches will flash to show the affected ports. If you connect a new switch with its domain ID unlocked (domain ID lock = FALSE) to an existing fabric and a domain ID conflict occurs, the new switch will isolate as a separate fabric. However, you can remedy this by resetting the new switch or taking it offline then back online. The principal switch will reassign the domain ID and the switch will join the fabric.

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Note: Domain ID reassignment is not reflected in zoning that is defined by domain ID/port number pair or Fibre Channel address. You must reconfigure zones that are affected by domain ID reassignment. To prevent zoning definitions from becoming invalid, use the Set Config Switch command to lock the domain IDs. Refer to the ”Set Config Command” on page B-24.

3.2.2

Common Topologies

This section describes three commonly used topologies:

Cascade

Mesh

Multistage

3.2.2.1

Cascade Topology

A cascade topology describes a fabric in which the switches are connected in a line. If you connect the last switch back to the first switch, you create a cascade-with-a-loop topology as shown in Figure 3-1. The loop reduces latency because any switch can route traffic in the shortest direction to any switch in the loop. The loop also provides failover should a switch fail.

The cascade fabric shown in Figure 3-1 has the following characteristics:

Each chassis link contributes up to 200 MB/s of bandwidth between chassis, 400 MB/s in full duplex. However, because of the sequential structure, that bandwidth will be shared by traffic between devices on other chassis.

Latency between any two ports is no more than three chassis hops.

24 Fibre Channel ports are available for devices.

Figure 3-1. Cascade-with-a-Loop Topology

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3.2.2.2

Mesh Topology

A mesh topology describes a fabric in which each chassis has at least one port directly connected to each other chassis in the fabric. The example mesh fabric shown in Figure 3-2 has the following characteristics:

Each link contributes up to 200 MB/s of bandwidth between switches, 400 MB/s in full duplex. Because of multiple parallel paths, there is less competition for this bandwidth than with a cascade or a multistage topology.

Latency between any two device ports is no more than two chassis hops.

20 Fibre Channel ports are available for devices

Figure 3-2. Mesh Topology

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3.2.2.3

Multistage Topology

A multistage topology describes a fabric in which two or more edge switches connect to one or more core switches. Each additional core switch increases the bandwidth to each edge switch by 200 MB/s. The multistage fabric shown in Figure 3-3 has the following characteristics:

Each link contributes up to 200 MB/s of bandwidth between chassis. Competition for this bandwidth is less than that of a cascade topology, but greater than that of the mesh topology.

Latency between any two device ports is three chassis hops.

26 Fibre Channel ports are available for devices

 

Core Switch

Edge Switch

Edge Switch

 

Edge Switch

Figure 3-3. Multistage Topology

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Performance

3.3

Performance

The SANbox2-8c switch supports class 2 and class 3 Fibre Channel service at transmission rates of 1 Gbps or 2 Gbps with a maximum frame size of 2148 bytes. A port can transmit or receive at 1 Gbps or 2 Gbps depending on the device to which it is connected. The port discovers the transmission speed prior to login when the connected device powers up. Related performance characteristics include the following:

Distance

Bandwidth

Latency

3.3.1

Distance

Consider the physical distribution of devices and switches in the fabric. Choose SFP transceivers that are compatible with the cable type, distance, Fibre Channel revision level, and the device host bus adapter. Refer to

Appendix A Specifications for more information about cable types and SFP transceivers.

Each port is supported by a data buffer with a 12 credit capacity; that is, 12 maximum sized frames. For fibre optic cables, this enables full bandwidth over a distance of 20 kilometers at 1 Gbps (0.6 credits/Km), or 10 kilometers at 2 Gbps (1.2 credits/Km). Beyond this distance, however, there is some loss of efficiency because the transmitting port must wait for an acknowledgement before sending the next frame.

Longer distances can be spanned at full bandwidth by extending credits on G_Ports and F_Ports. Each port can donate up to 11 credits to a pool from which a recipient port can borrow. For example, you can configure a recipient port to borrow up to 66 credits from 6 ports for a total of 78 credits. This will support communication over approximately 130 Km at 1 Gbps (78÷0.6) or 65 Km at 2 Gbps (78÷1.2).

You can configure recipient and donor ports using SANbox Manager or the Set Config command. Refer to the ”Set Config Command” on page B-24 for more information.

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3.3.2

Bandwidth

Bandwidth is a measure of the volume of data that can be transmitted at a given transmission rate. A port can transmit or receive at 1 Gbps or 2 Gbps depending on the device to which it is connected. The switch supports all transmission rate combinations as shown in Table 3-1.

Table 3-1. Port-to-Port Transmission Combinations

Source Port Rate

Destination Port Rate

Maximum Bandwdith

 

 

 

1 Gbps

1 Gbps

100 MB

1 Gbps

2 Gbps

100 MB

1 Gbps x 2 ports

2 Gbps

200 MB

2 Gbps

1 Gbps x 2 ports

100 MB each port1

2 Gbps

2 Gbps

200 MB

 

 

 

1Bandwidth will be less for larger sequence sizes.

In multiple chassis fabrics, each link between chassis contributes 100 or 200 megabytes of bandwidth between those chassis. When additional bandwidth is needed between devices, increase the number of links between the connecting switches. The switch guarantees in-order-delivery with any number of links between chassis.

3.3.3

Latency

Latency is a measure of how fast a frame travels from one port to another. The factors that affect latency include transmission rate and the source/destination port relationship as shown in Table 3-2.

Table 3-2. Port-to-Port Latency

Source/Destination Rates

Same Switch

 

 

1 Gbps - 1 Gbps

< 1 µsec

2 Gbps - 2 Gbps

< 0.5 µsec

 

 

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Device Access

3.4

Device Access

Consider device access needs within the fabric. Access is controlled by the use of zones and zone sets. Some zoning strategies include the following:

Separate devices that use different operating systems.

Separate devices that have no need to communicate with other devices in the fabric or have classified data.

Separate devices into department, administrative, or other functional group.

Group TL_Port devices with targets and initiators to allow automatic discovery.

Reserve a path and its bandwidth from one port to another.

A zone is a named group of devices that can communicate with each other. Membership in a zone can be defined by switch port number, port Fibre Channel address, or by device World Wide Name (WWN). Devices can communicate only with devices that are members of the same zone. A zone can be a member of more than one zone set. Several zone sets can be defined for a fabric, but only one zone set can be active at one time. The active zone set determines the current fabric zoning.

A zoning database is maintained on each switch consisting of all inactive zone sets, the active zone set, all zones, aliases, and their membership. The SANbox2-8c switch supports the following maximum limits:

256 zone sets

256 zones

256 aliases

2000 alias and zone members combined

The following zone types define increasingly restrictive levels of communication:

Soft zone

Access Control List (ACL) - hard zone

Virtual Private Fabric (VPF) - hard zone

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3.4.1

Soft Zones

Soft zoning divides the fabric for purposes of controlling discovery. Members of the same soft zone automatically discover and communicate freely with all other members of the same zone. The soft zone boundary is not secure; traffic across soft zones can occur if addressed correctly. Soft zones that include members from multiple switches need not include the ports of the inter-switch links. Soft zone boundaries yield to ACL and VPF zone boundaries. Soft zones can overlap; that is, a port can be a member of more than one soft zone. Membership can be defined by Fibre Channel address, port ID and domain ID, or worldwide name. Soft zoning supports all port modes.

3.4.2

Access Control List Hard Zones

Access Control List (ACL) zoning divides the fabric for purposes of controlling discovery and inbound traffic. ACL zoning is a type of hard zoning that is hardware enforced. This type of zoning is useful for controlling access to certain devices without totally isolating them from the fabric. Members can communicate with each other and transmit outside the ACL zone, but cannot receive inbound traffic from outside the zone. The ACL zone boundary is secure against inbound traffic. ACL zones can overlap; that is, a port can be a member of more than one ACL zone. ACL zones that include members from multiple switches need not include the ports of the inter-switch links. ACL zone boundaries supersede soft zone boundaries, but yield to VPF zone boundaries. Membership can be defined only by port ID and domain ID. ACL zoning supports all port modes except TL_Ports.

3.4.3

Virtual Private Fabric Hard Zones

Virtual Private Fabric (VPF) zoning divides the fabric for purposes of controlling discovery and both inbound and outbound traffic. This type of zoning is useful for providing security and reserving paths between devices to guarantee bandwidth. VPF zoning is a type of hard zoning that is hardware enforced. Members can only transmit to and receive from members of the same VPF zone. The VPF zone boundary is secure against both inbound and outbound traffic. VPF zones that include members from multiple switches must include the ports of the inter-switch links. VPF zones cannot overlap; that is, a port can be a member of only one VPF zone. VPF zone boundaries supersede both soft and ACL zone boundaries. Membership can be defined only by port ID and domain ID. VPF zoning supports all port modes.

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Fabric Management

3.5

Fabric Management

SANbox Manager and the CLI execute on a management workstation that provides for the configuration, control, maintenance of the fabric. Supported platforms include Windows, Solaris, and Linux. SANbox Manager can manage multiple fabrics. Consider how many fabrics will be managed, how many management workstations are needed, and whether the fabrics will be managed with the CLI or SANbox Manager.

The switch supports a combined maximum of 15 switch logins. This includes SANbox Manager inband or out-of-band logins, Telnet out-of-band logins, and SNMP out-of-band logins.

3.6

Fabric Security

You manage fabric security on a switch basis through the creation of user accounts. Each account consists of an account name, a password, and an authority level. There are two authority levels: User and Admin. These authority levels apply to SANbox Manager and to the CLI. User authority permits only monitoring and display tasks. Admin authority permits all management tasks including user administration. Consider your fabric security needs, who the system administrators will be, and authority levels they should have.

Refer to ”Commands” on page B-3 for more information about authority levels.

Refer to the ”User Command” on page B-59 for information about creating user accounts.

Refer to the ”Set Setup Command” on page B-34 and the System keyword for information about fabric security and the enforcement of user accounts.

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Installation

This section describes how to install and configure the SANbox2-8c switch. It also describes how to load new firmware and how to recover a disabled switch.

4.1

Site Requirements

The following items are required for the installation of a SANbox2-8c switch:

Fabric management workstation

Power requirements

Environmental conditions

4.1.1

Fabric Management Workstation

SANbox Manager requires a management workstation equipped as described in Table 4-1:

Table 4-1. Management Workstation Requirements

Operating System

Windows® NT, 2000, 95/98

 

Linux® 6.2 Red Hat®

 

Solaris®

Memory

128 MB or more

Disk Space

150

MB per installation

Processor

300

MHz or faster

Hardware

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

Internet Browser

Microsoft Internet Explorer®

 

Netscape Navigator®

 

 

 

 

Telnet workstations require an RJ-45 Ethernet port and an operating system with a Telnet client.

4.1.2

Switch Power Requirements

Operating voltage requirements are as follows:

90 to 137 Vac; 47 to 63 Hz

180 to 264 Vac; 47 to 63 Hz

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4.1.3

Environmental Conditions

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

Operating temperature range: 5 to 50°C (41 to 122°F)

Relative humidity: 15% to 80%, non-condensing

4.2

Installing a Switch

Unpack the switch and accessories. The SANbox2-8c product is shipped with the components shown in Figure 4-1:

SANbox2-8c Fibre Channel Switch (1) with firmware installed

Power cord (1)

Rubber feet (4)

CD-ROM containing the SANbox Manager switch management application, release notes, and documentation

Figure 4-1. SANbox2-8c Fibre Channel Switch

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Installing a Switch

 

 

 

 

Installing a SANbox2-8c switch involves the following steps:

1.Mount the switch

2.Install SFP transceivers

3.Connect the switch to the AC power source

4.Install SANbox Manager

5.Connect the management workstation to the switch

6.Set the date

7.Configure the switch

8.Configure the ports

9.Cable devices to the switch

4.2.1

Mount the Switch

The switch can be placed on a flat surface and stacked or mounted in a 19” EIA rack. The top of each chassis has dimples to receive the rubber feet of a second chassis stacked on top. Without the rubber feet, the switch occupies 1U of space in an EIA rack. A rail kit is required for rack mounting and is available through QLogic Corporation.

WARNING!! Mount switches in the rack so that the weight is distributed evenly. An unevenly loaded rack can become unstable possibly resulting in equipment damage or personal injury.

CAUTION! If the switch is mounted in a closed or multi-unit rack assembly, make sure that the operating temperature inside the rack enclosure does not exceed the maximum rated ambient temperature. Refer to ”Switch Environmental” on page A-3.

Do not restrict chassis air flow. Allow 16 cm (6.5 in) minimum clearance at the front and rear of the rack for service access and ventilation.

Multiple rack-mounted units connected to the AC supply circuit may overload that circuit or overload the AC supply wiring. Consider the power source capacity and the total power usage of all switches on the circuit. Refer to ”Switch Electrical” on

page A-3.

Reliable grounding in the rack must be maintained from the switch chassis to the AC power source.

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4.2.2

Install SFP Transceivers

The switch has been validated with transceivers that support a variety of interconnection media. To install, insert the transceiver into the port and gently press until it snaps in place as shown in Figure 4-2. To remove a transceiver, gently press the transceiver into the port to release the tension, then pull on the release tab or lever and remove the transceiver. Different transceiver manufacturers have different release mechanisms. Consult the documentation for your transceiver.

Note: The SFP transceiver will fit only one way. If the SFP does not install under gentle pressure, flip it over and try again.

Figure 4-2. SFP Transceiver Installation

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4.2.3

Connect the Switch to AC Power

WARNING!! This product is supplied with a 3-wire power cord and plug for the user’s safety. Use this power cord 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 Switch chassis. It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that the outlet is correctly wired and grounded to prevent electrical shock.

You may require a different power cord 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 cord. The cable you use 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 the requirements of H05VV-F, and be approved by

VDE, SEMKO, and DEMKO.

AVERTISSEMENT!!

Pour la sécurité de l’utilisateur, l’appareil est livré avec un câble d’alimentation trifilaire et une fiche. Pour éviter toute secousse électrique, enficher ce câble à une prise correctement mise à la terre.Une prise électrique dont les fils sont mal branchés peut créer une tension dangereuse dans les pièces métalliques du châssis Switch. Pour éviter toute secousse électrique, s’assurer que les fils sont correctement branchés et que la prise est bien mise à la terre.

Dans certains pays les prises électriques sont de modèle différent; on ne peut y enficher le câble de l’appareil. On doit donc en utiliser un autre ayant les caractéristiques suivantes:

Alimentation 125 V: Câble pour courant nominal de 10 A, agréé

LAC et CSA.

Alimentation 250 V: Câble pour courant nominal de 10 A, conforme au H05VV-F, et agréé VDE, SEMKO et DEMKO.

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WARNUNG!!

Dieses Produkt wird mit einem 3-adrigen Netzkabel mit Stecker geliefert. Dieses Kabel erfüllt die Sicherheitsanforderungen und sollte an einer vorschriftsmäß igen Schukosteckdose angeschlossen werden, um die Gefahr eines elektrischen Schlages zu vermeiden.Elektrosteckdosen, die nicht richtig verdrahtet sind, können gefährliche Hochspannung an den Metallteilen des Switch-Gehäuses verursachen. Der Kunde trägt die Verantwortung für eine vorschriftsmäß ige Verdrahtung und Erdung der Steckdose zur Vermeidung eines elektrischen Schlages.

In manchen Ländern ist eventuell die Verwendung eines anderen Kabels erforderlich, da der Stecker des mitgelieferten Kabels nicht in die landesüblichen Steckdosen paß t. In diesem Fall müssen Sie sich ein Kabel besorgen, daß die folgenden Anforderungen erfüllt:

Für 125 Volt-Netze: 10 Ampere Kabel mit ULund

CSA-Zulassung.

Für 250 Volt-Netze: 10 Ampere Kabel gemäß den Anforderungen der H05VV-F und VDE-, SEMKOund DEMKO-Zulassung.

To energize the switch, connect the power cord to the AC power receptacle on the front of the switch chassis and to a grounded AC outlet. The switch responds in the following sequence:

1.The chassis LEDs (Fan Fail, Over Temperature, Heartbeat, Input Power) illuminate followed by all port Logged-In LEDs.

2.After a couple seconds, the Over Temperature, Fan Fail, and Heartbeat LEDs are extinguished while the Input Power LED remains illuminated.

3.After approximately one minute, the POST executes and all LEDs illuminate.

4.When the POST is complete, all LEDs are extinguished except the Input Power LED and the Heartbeat LED:

The Input Power LED remains illuminated indicating that the switch logic circuitry is receiving DC voltage. If not, contact your authorized maintenance provider.

The Heartbeat LED indicates the results of the POST. The POST tests the condition of firmware, memories, data-paths, and switch logic circuitry. If the Heartbeat LED blinks steadily about once per second, the POST was successful, and you can continue with the installation process. Any other blink pattern indicates that an error has occurred. Refer to ”Heartbeat LED Blink Patterns” on page 5-1 for more information about error blink patterns.

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4.2.4

Install SANbox Manager

You can install SANbox Manager on the Windows, Linux, and Solaris platforms. Refer to the subsection that corresponds to your workstation:

4.2.4.1 SANbox Manager Installation for Windows

4.2.4.2 SANbox Manager Installation for Linux

4.2.4.3 SANbox Manager Installation for Solaris

4.2.4.1

SANbox Manager Installation for Windows

To install the SANbox Manager application on Windows from the SANsurfer® Tool Kit CD-ROM, do the following:

1.Close all programs currently running, and insert the SANsurfer Tool Kit CD into the management workstation CD-ROM drive. If the SANsurfer Tool Kit start page does not open in your default browser, do the following:

a.Using Windows Explorer, double-click the drive letter which contains the SANsurfer Took Kit CD.

b.Locate and double-click the Start_Here.htm file to open the SANsurfer® Tool Kit start page in your default browser.

2.On the SANsurfer Tool Kit start page, choose the SANbox Switch Software button.

3.On the SANbox Switch Software page, scroll to the SANbox2-8c (2Gb) Series area.

4.In the Windows column, choose the SANbox Manager link to open the File Download window.

5.You have a choice of running the installation file from the CD-ROM or downloading the installation file to your hard drive. Choose one of the following:

■ Open the installation file from the CD-ROM and follow the SANbox Manager installation instructions.

■ Specify a location in which to save the sansurfer_windows_install.exe file, and choose the Save button. Double-click the saved sansurfer_windows_install.exe file and follow the SANbox Manager installation instructions.

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SANbox Manager Installation for Linux

To install the SANbox Manager application on Linux from the SANsurfer Tool Kit CD-ROM, do the following:

1.Close all programs currently running, and insert the SANsurfer Tool Kit CD into the management workstation CD-ROM drive. If a file browser window opens showing icons for the contents of the CD-ROM, double-click the Start_Here.htm file to open the SANsurfer Tool Kit start page. If a file browser does not open, double-click the CD-ROM icon on the to open the browser. If there is no CD-ROM icon on the, do the following:

a.Open an xterm or other terminal window.

b.Mount the CD-ROM. From a shell prompt, enter the following command:

mount /mnt/cdrom

c.Execute your web browser to view the Start_Here.htm document using one of the following commands:

$mozilla file:/mnt/cdrom/Start_Here.htm or

$netscape file:/mnt/cdrom/Start_Here.htm

d.The SANsurfer Tool Kit start page opens in your default browser.

2.On the SANsurfer Tool Kit start page, choose the SANbox Switch Software button.

3.On the SANbox Switch Software page, scroll to the SANbox2-8c (2Gb) Series area.

4.In the Linux column, choose the SANbox Manager link to open the Save As window.

5.Enter a path name to save the sansurfer_linux_install.bin file, and choose the Save button.

6.Open a terminal window for the directory in which the sansurfer_linux_install.bin file was saved, and enter the following command:

chmod +x sansurfer_linux_install.bin

7.Press the Enter key.

8.Enter the following command:

./sansurfer_linux_install.bin

9.Press the Enter key, and follow the SANbox Manager installation instructions.

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SANbox Manager Installation for Solaris

To install the SANbox Manager application on Solaris from the SANsurfer Tool Kit CD-ROM, do the following:

1.Close all programs currently running, and insert the SANsurfer Tool Kit CD into the management workstation CD-ROM drive. If the SANsurfer Tool Kit start page does not open in your default browser, do the following:

a.Right-click the to open the Workspace Menu.

b.Point to and select Files, then select File Manager.

c.In File Manager, double-click the CD-ROM icon, and then double-click the Sansurfer folder.

d.In the Sansurfer folder, double-click the Start_Here.htm file to open the SANsurfer Tool Kit start page in your default browser.

2.On the SANsurfer Tool Kit start page, choose the SANbox Switch Software button.

3.On the SANbox Switch Software page, scroll to the SANbox2-8c (2Gb) Series area.

4.In the Solaris column, choose the SANbox Manager link to open the Save As window.

5.Enter a path name to save the sansurfer_solaris_install.bin file and choose the Save button.

6.Open a terminal window for the directory in which the sansurfer_solaris_install.bin file was saved, and enter the following command:

chmod +x sansurfer_solaris_install.bin

7.Press the Enter key.

8.Enter the following command:

./sansurfer_solaris_install.bin

9.Press the Enter key, and follow the SANbox Manager installation instructions

Note: If you download SANbox Manager from a server, be sure the downloaded file has execute permission before installing.

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