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Clariion CX, CX3, CX4 – How to change IP Address of the SP

December 15th, 2008 No comments

When you initially install a new storage system, you must run the Navisphere Storage System Initialization Utility which prompts you to configure IP addresses for the SPs and set up accounts to log in to the SPs. You use these IP addresses when you connect and log into Navisphere Manager.

For an existing storage system that has been installed, initialized, configured, and possibly used, you must use Navisphere Manager to change the IP address of an SP. This FAQ outlines how to change the IP address of an SP on an existing storage system.

IMPORTANT: Before you change the IP address of an SP, if the storage system is on a domain, you must remove that storage system from the domain. When you enter a new IP address and accept the acknowledgments to change the address, you will be disconnected and the SP will reboot. You will then need to log onto the SP using the new address and add the storage system to a domain. If the storage system was the domain Master, when you re-connect, you will need to either recreate the domain and become master or else join another domain.

Dont forget to create the PPP Dialup Connection before attempting to login to the SP, otherwise it will fail

1. Open Navisphere Manager.

2. If the storage system is in a domain, remove it from the domain.

3. Under the Storage tab, click and expand the icon for the storage system that you want to modify.

4. Right-click the SP whose IP address you want to change and select Properties.

5. Click the Network tab.

6. Enter the new IP address in the IP Address field.

7. Click Apply to apply the change.

Note: If you have not removed the SP from the domain, you will see a prompt that strongly suggests that you cancel the operation and remove the SP from the domain before changing the SP’s IP address. Click either Yes to continue or No to cancel the address change.

8. At the confirmation prompt, click Yes to continue or No to cancel the IP address change.

9. At the second confirmation prompt, click Yes to continue or No to cancel the IP address change.

Note: Either Navisphere Manager will fail over to the unchanged SP, or the Navisphere Manager session will disconnect. In either case, the changed SP will reboot and will be available at the new IP address.

10. If Navisphere manager did not fail over to the unchanged SP, log into Navisphere Manager on either SP, noting that the changed SP has the new address.

11. Add the storage system to an existing domain or if necessary, create a new domain with the SP as master. See Help in Navisphere Manager.

Note: For further information on using Navisphere Manager, click Help in Navisphere Manager.

Clariion CX, CX3, CX4 – How to add Storage Capacity to Attached Host

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This article outlines how to add storage capacity to your storage system. You may have already performed some of the steps. See the appropriate procedure for your operating system.

Microsoft Windows

1. If needed, add new drives to the storage system.

2. If needed, create a hot spare using Navisphere Manager.

3. If needed, create an additional RAID group on the drives using Navisphere Manager.

4. Create (bind) additional LUNs on the RAID group using Navisphere Manager.

5. Assign the new LUNs to the server using Navisphere Manager.

6. Verify that the new LUNs were assigned to the server using Navisphere Manager.

7. On the server, verify that the server has access to the LUNs:

a. On the Windows desktop, right-click My Computer and click Manage.

b. In the left pane of the Computer Management dialog box, double-click on the storage icon.

c. Click Disk Management.

d. Verify that the LUNs that you added are listed in the right pane.

8. Start or restart the Navisphere Host Agent to push the server’s LUN mapping and operating system information to the storage system.

9. On the server, start PowerPath and verify that PowerPath sees all of the paths to the LUN.

Linux

1. If needed, add new drives to the storage system.

2. If needed, create a hot spare using Navisphere Manager.

3. If needed, create an additional RAID group on the drives using Navisphere Manager.

4. Create (bind) additional LUNs on the RAID group using Navisphere Manager.

5. Assign the new LUNs to the server using Navisphere Manager.

6. Verify that the LUNs were assigned to the server using Navisphere Manager.

7. On the server, verify that all LUNS have entries in the /proc/scsi/scsi/ directory.

8. On the server, verify that each LUN has an entry in the appropriate HBA file:

· For QLogic HBAs, the entry is in proc/scsi/qlaxxx/hba_number

· For Emulex HBAs, the entry is in /proc/scsi/lpfc/hba_number

9. On the server, verify that the failover software recognizes all of the paths to the LUNs.

For example, for PowerPath, verify that PowerPath recognizes all of the paths to the LUNs using the powermt command: powermt display dev=all class=clariion

10. Partition the LUN and then create and mount a file system to make the LUN available to the operating system.

11. Run the Navisphere Host Agent to push the server’s LUN mapping and operating system information to the storage system.

12. Save the failover configuration.

For example, for PowerPath, save the PowerPath configuration using the powermt save command.

13. On the server, verify that the server and failover software sees all of the paths to the LUN.V

For example, for PowerPath, verify the configuration using the powermt display command.

Novell NetWare

1. If needed, add new drives to the storage system.

2. If needed, create a hot spare using Navisphere Manager.

3. If needed, create an additional RAID group using Navisphere Manager.

4. Create (bind) additional LUNs on the RAID group using Navisphere Manager.

5. Assign the new LUNs to the server using Navisphere Manager.

6. Verify that the new LUNs were assigned to the server using Navisphere Manager.

7. On the server, verify that the PowerPath failover software recognizes all of the paths to the LUNs. Use the powermt command:

powermt display dev=all class=clariion

7. Create NSS or NWFS partitions or volumes on the LUNs.

8. Make the LUNs available to the operating system; on the LUNs create and mount NetWare NWFS volumes or NetWare NSS partitions or volumes.

9. Restart Navisphere Agent.

10. Save the PowerPath failover configuration using the powermt save command.

Clariion CX, CX3, CX4 – Settings for Dailup PPP into the Clariion machines

December 15th, 2008 No comments

To be able to setup the IP address, domain security, etc in many cases you have to Dailup into the Clariion SP using a PPP connection.

For dialing into the Clariion using Symmremote or any other remote dial in software, you will need to use the Dialup PPP connection first.

Please see below how to create the connection.

Control Panel
Phone and Modem Options
Under the Modems tab, click on Add
Don’t select my modem, i will select it from a list
The Add/Remove Hardware Wizard will open up, select Standard Modem Type
Under Models, Select Communications Cable between two computers
Select your port example, Com1, Com2 or if you are using USB based serial cable you might want to use Com6, Com7.
Finish

Now you need to Setup Dialup Networking

Control Panel
Network and Dialup Connections
Create a new Connection
Using the Network Connection Wizard, select Guest
Select the Communications between two computers
Com Port you just created or used above
You can create this for all the users
Name your connection
Under Modem Configurations, click on Maximum Speed and select 115200, Enable Hardware Flow Control
Close
Under the networking tab, your PPP should appear select Type of dial-up server I am calling
Click Settings
Enable LCP Extensions
Enable software compression
Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Click on Properties
Obtain IP address automatically
Obtain DNS Server address automatically
Under the Advanced Tab, Use IP header compression
Deselect Use Default Gateway on remote network
Ok
Close

Happy Clariion DIALING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IBM Tape Drives – Entry Level

December 14th, 2008 No comments

IBM Entry Level Tape Drives

TS2230: 1 Drive, 1 Cartridge, Encryption No , WORM enabled, 400GB, LVD SCSI
TS2240, 1 Drive, 1 Cartridge, Encryption Yes, WORM enabled, 800GB, LVD SCSI
3580, 1 Drive, 1 Cartridge, Encryption No , WORM enabled, 800GB, LVD SCSI
TS2340, 1 Drive, 1 Cartridge, Encryption Yes, WORM enabled, 800GB, LVD SCSI

The above are the Entry Level Tape Drives.

Most of them can be attached to IBM P Series, i Series, x Series, MS Windows, HP UX, Sun Solaris, Linux. All new drives come with 3 years of Warranty.