Dell PowerEdge Cluster F-Series user manual

User manual for the device Dell PowerEdge Cluster F-Series

Device: Dell PowerEdge Cluster F-Series
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Date of adding : 2013-02-28 17:51:53
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SAN GUIDE
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Notes, Notices, Cautions, and Warnings Throughout this guide, blocks of text may be accompanied by an icon and printed in bold type or in italic type. These blocks are notes, notices, cautions, and warnings, and they are used as follows: NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer system. NOTICE: A NOTICE indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem. CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates a potenti

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Contents MSCS Cluster Support for Dell PowerVault Storage Area Networks . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Direct-Attached Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 SAN-Attached Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Cluster Consolidation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 PowerVault SAN Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Basic Installation Overview for Cluster Consolidation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-23 Installing the QLogic Fibre Channel Configuration Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-26 Cluster Consolidation Switch Zoning Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-27 Example Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-29 Additional PowerEdge Cluster Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-33 Using the QLogic Fibre Channe

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Dell™ PowerEdge™ Cluster F-Series SAN Guide This document supplements the information in the Dell PowerEdge Cluster FE100/ FL100 Installation and Troubleshooting Guide and the Dell PowerVault™ storage area network (SAN) documentation for using Dell PowerEdge Cluster F-Series configura- ® ® tions running Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS) and Microsoft Windows 2000 Cluster Service software in conjunction with Dell PowerVault SAN 3.0. This document provides supplemental information and procedures

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The following options are available for PowerEdge Cluster F-Series configurations: • Direct-attached cluster • SAN-attached cluster • Cluster consolidation The following sections provide detailed information and examples for these options. Direct-Attached Cluster In a direct-attached cluster configuration, both nodes of the cluster are directly attached to a single PowerVault 65xF storage system. NOTE: A direct-attached cluster configuration does not require a SAN. Figure 1-1 shows a basic dire

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Zoning helps to segment a SAN into logical fabric subsets by setting up barriers between different operating environments, or between a cluster and other servers or clusters. By using switch zoning, you can attach multiple clusters to a SAN. See the Dell PowerVault 5xF Switches Zoning Guide for information on zoning con- cepts and implementations. Figure 1-2 shows an advanced SAN-attached cluster configuration. Public LAN PowerEdge PowerEdge server server cluster interconnect Fibre Channel Fi

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Public LAN PowerEdge PowerEdge Cluster pair Cluster pair cluster cluster Fibre Channel interconnect interconnect connections Fibre Channel Fibre Channel switch switch PowerVault storage system Figure 1-3. Cluster Consolidation Configuration See “Cluster Consolidation Configurations,” found later in this document, for more information about supported configurations and installation procedures. PowerVault SAN Components Dell PowerVault SAN products supported in cluster configurations inclu

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SAN-Attached Clusters SAN-attached clusters are cluster configurations in which you cable redundant Fibre Channel HBAs to a redundant Fibre Channel switch fabric. You make the connection to the storage system through the switch fabric. SAN-attached configurations can share certain resources with other servers, storage systems, and backup systems on the SAN. Figure 1-4 shows how a SAN-attached PowerEdge Cluster F-Series configuration uses three networking segments: public network, private ne

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• Storage area network (SAN) — A configuration of computer and storage systems that incorporates dedicated Fibre Channel connectivity between the computer systems and storage. A SAN bypasses traditional network bottlenecks and sup- ports direct high-speed data transfer between the servers and storage devices. SAN-Attached Cluster Rules and Guidelines The following rules and requirements described in Table 1-1 apply to SAN-attached clusters. For rules and requirements for cluster consolidation

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Table 1-1. Rules and Guidelines for SAN-Attached Clusters (continued) Rule/Guideline Description Fibre Channel PowerVault 50F, 51F, and 56F. switches supported Fibre Channel switch For 50F, version 1.6d5-dell or later; for 51F and 56F, ver- firmware sion 2.1.7 or later. Fibre Channel HBA QLogic 2100/33, 2200/33, or 2200/66 megahertz (MHz) supported HBA (copper cabling). HBAs within a single cluster must be the same. QLogic driver Version 7.04.08 or later for Windows NT. version Version 7.04.0

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Cluster Installation Overview This section provides an overview sequence for installing PowerEdge Cluster F-Series systems with Windows NT 4.0 Server, Enterprise Edition or Windows 2000 Advanced Server operating systems. More detailed instructions are provided later in this document. NOTICE: Before installing the cluster, ensure that your site can handle the power requirements of the cluster equipment. Contact your Dell sales rep- resentative for information about your region’s power require

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7. Install Windows NT Service Pack 6a or later. See the Dell PowerEdge Cluster FE100/FL100 Platform Guide for more informa- tion on the latest supported service pack. 8. Install the miniport driver for the Fibre Channel HBAs in each node. 9. Install the QLogic Fibre Channel configuration utility. 10. Install Dell OpenManage Application Transparent Failover (ATF) on each node and reboot. 11. Install Dell OpenManage Managed Node (Data Agent) on each node. 12. Install Dell OpenManage Data Supervis

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3. If you are using hardware-based RAID for the internal SCSI hard-disk drives, con- figure them using the controller's BIOS utility. 4. Perform the low-level configuration of the HBAs. 5. Install and configure the Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server operating system on each node and the latest Windows 2000 Service Pack. See the Dell PowerEdge Cluster FE100/FL100 Platform Guide for more informa- tion on the latest supported service pack. 6. During the installation, check to install the Clus

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18. Install Dell OpenManage Cluster Assistant With ClusterX from the management console (optional). 19. Record the configuration of the cluster on the cluster data sheets provided in the Dell PowerEdge Cluster FE100/FL100 Installation and Troubleshooting Guide. Using Dell PowerVault Fibre Channel Switches You can connect cluster nodes to the PowerVault 65xF shared storage system by using redundant PowerVault Fibre Channel switches. When cluster nodes are con- nected to the storage system thro

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PowerEdge PowerEdge server server cluster interconnect PowerVault 56F PowerVault 56F Fibre Channel Fibre Channel switch switch PowerVault storage system Figure 1-5. Example of Cabling a Single PowerEdge Cluster With Two PowerVault Fibre Channel Switches NOTICE: Switch zoning is required if a cluster or standalone server is already attached to the SAN. Information on using switch zoning with clus- ter configurations is provided throughout this document. See the Dell PowerVault system docume

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PowerEdge PowerEdge server server PowerVault 130T cluster interconnect Fibre Channel bridge PowerVault 56F PowerVault 56F Fibre Channel Fibre Channel switch switch PowerVault storage system Figure 1-6. Example of Cabling a PowerVault Storage System and a PowerVault 130T DLT Library NOTE: The PowerVault 35F Fibre Channel SCSI bridge, the PowerVault 130T DLT library, and their cables are made through a single switch fabric; their operation is not redundant. Therefore, tape backups may be i

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Figure 1-7 provides an example of cabling PowerEdge Cluster F-Series nodes to four PowerVault 65xF DPEs. Cluster Cluster node 1 node 2 cluster interconnect PowerVault Fibre PowerVault Fibre Channel switch 1 Channel switch 2 PowerVault PowerVault PowerVault PowerVault storage storage storage storage system 1 system 2 system 3 system 4 Figure 1-7. Example of Cabling PowerEdge Cluster F-Series Nodes to Four PowerVault 65xF DPEs Configurations With SAN Backup When using multiple PowerVault 65


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