Dell POWEREDGE FE400 user manual

User manual for the device Dell POWEREDGE FE400

Device: Dell POWEREDGE FE400
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Dell™ PowerEdge™
Cluster FE400 Systems
Platform Guide
www.dell.com | support.dell.com

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Notes, Notices, and Cautions NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer. 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 potential for property damage, personal injury, or death. ____________________ Information in this document is subject to change without notice. © 2004 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in any manner whatsoever wi

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This document provides information for installing and connecting peripheral hardware, storage, and storage area network (SAN) components for your Dell™ PowerEdge™ Cluster FE400 solution. ® ® The configuration information in this document is specific to the Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server and Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition operating systems. This document covers the following topics:  Configuration information for installing peripheral hardware components, such as HBAs, NICs

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Obtaining More Information See the Dell PowerEdge Cluster FE400 Installation and Troubleshooting Guide for a detailed list of related documentation. High-Availability Cluster Configurations This section provides information about the supported operating systems, HBAs, and HBA drivers for your cluster configuration. NOTICE: All cluster nodes in a Cluster FE400 solution must run the same operating system. Mixing Windows 2000 Advanced Server and Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition in the sa

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Table 1-2. Supported HBAs for Cluster FE400 Configurations PowerEdge Emulex LP982 QLogic QLA2340 Emulex LP1050-EX System or LP9802 (PCI-X) (PCI-X) HBA (PCIe Express [PCIe]) HBA HBA 1550 X X 1650 X X 1750 X X 1800 X X X 1850 X* X* X** 2500 X X 2550 X 2600/2650 X X 2800 X X X 2850 X* X* X** 4400 X X 4600 X X 6400/6450 X X 6600/6650 X X 8450 X X * The PowerEdge system must have a PCI-X riser installed in order to use this HBA. ** The PowerEdge system must have a PCIe riser installed in order to u

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 Operating systems and service packs  Hardware, drivers, firmware, or BIOS for the NICs, HBAs, and any other peripheral hardware components  Systems management software, such as Dell OpenManage™ systems management software ® and EMC Navisphere storage management software Maximum Distance Between Cluster Nodes The maximum cable length allowed from an HBA to a switch, an HBA directly connected to a storage system, or a switch to a storage system is 300 meters using multimode fiber at 2 Gb/se

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Table 1-3. PCI Slot Configurations for PowerEdge Cluster Nodes PowerEdge System Riser Board Option Slot Slot Type Slot Speed 1550 N/A 1-2 PCI 64 bit, 66 MHz 1650 Any 1 PCI 64 bit, 66 MHz or 32 bit, 33 MHz 2 PCI 64 bit, 66 MHz 1750 Any 1 PCI-X or PCI 64 bit, 133 MHz PCI-X or 64 bit, 33 MHz PCI 2 PCI-X 64 bit, 133 MHz 1800 N/A 1 PCI 64 bit, 66 MHz 2 PCIe 2.5 GHz PCIe x4-lane width 3 PCIe 2.5 GHz PCIe x8-lane width 4 PCI 32 bit, 33 MHz 5-6 PCI-X 64 bit, 100 MHz 1850 Standard 1 PCI-X 64 bit,

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Table 1-3. PCI Slot Configurations for PowerEdge Cluster Nodes (continued) PowerEdge System Riser Board Option Slot Slot Type Slot Speed 2500 1-2 PCI 64 bit, 66 MHz 3-5 PCI 64 bit, 33 MHz 6-7 PCI 32 bit, 33 MHz 2550 1-3 PCI 64 bit, 33 MHz 2600 1 PCI 32 bit, 33 MHz 2-5 PCI-X 64 bit, 100 MHz 6-7 PXI-X 64 bit, 133 MHz 2650 1 PCI-X 64 bit, 100 MHz 2-3 PXI-X 64 bit, 133 MHz NOTE: Slot 1 must be empty for Slot 2 to attain an operating speed of 133 MHz. 2800 1 PCI 32 bit, 33 MHz 2-5 PCI-X 64 bit, 1

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Table 1-3. PCI Slot Configurations for PowerEdge Cluster Nodes (continued) PowerEdge System Riser Board Option Slot Slot Type Slot Speed 4-5 PCI-X 64 bit, 100 MHz 6-7 PCI-X 64 bit, 100 MHz 6400 N/A 1 PCI 32 bit, 33 MHz 2-5 PCI 64 bit, 33 MHz 6-7 PCI 64 bit, 66 MHz 6450 N/A 1 PCI 32 bit, 33 MHz 2-5 PCI 64 bit, 33 MHz 6-7 PCI 64 bit, 66 MHz 6600 N/A 1 PCI 32 bit, 33 MHz 2-3 PCI-X 64 bit, 100 MHz 4-5 PCI-X 64 bit, 100 MHz 6-7 PCI-X 64 bit, 100 MHz 8-9 PCI-X 64 bit, 100 MHz 10-11 PCI-X 64 bit, 100 M

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Table 1-4. PCI Slot Assignments for PowerEdge Cluster Nodes (continued) PowerEdge System Riser Board Option HBA PCI Slot Assignment 1650 Any Emulex LP982 Install the HBAs in any Emulex LP9802 available PCI slots. QLogic QLA2340 1750 Any Emulex LP982 Install the HBAs in any Emulex LP9802 available PCI or QLogic QLA2340 PCI-X slots. 1800 N/A Emulex LP982 Install the HBAs in Emulex LP9802 PCI/PCI-X slots 1, 5, or 6. QLogic QLA2340 Emulex LP1050-EX Install the HBAs in PCIe slots 2 and 3. 1850 S

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Table 1-4. PCI Slot Assignments for PowerEdge Cluster Nodes (continued) PowerEdge System Riser Board Option HBA PCI Slot Assignment PCIe Emulex LP1050-EX Install the HBAs in PCIe slots 1 and 2. 4400 N/A Emulex LP982 Install the HBAs in any Emulex LP9802 available PCI slots. QLogic QLA2340 4600 N/A Emulex LP982 Install the HBAs in any Emulex LP9802 available PCI or QLogic QLA2340 PCI-X slots. 6400 N/A Emulex LP982 Install the HBAs in any Emulex LP9802 available PCI slots. QLogic QLA2340 6450

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Table 1-5. Direct-Attached Clusters Rules and Guidelines Rule/Guideline Description Primary storage Each Windows 2000 Advanced Server and Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition cluster can support up to 22 unique drive letters for shared logical drives. Windows Server 2003 can support additional physical drives through mount points. Only one storage system can be directly attached to the cluster. Fibre Channel See Table 1-2 to determine which HBAs are supported on your HBAs supported Power

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Attaching Your Cluster Shared Storage System to a SAN This section provides the rules and guidelines for attaching your PowerEdge cluster nodes to the shared storage systems through a Dell | EMC SAN using redundant Fibre Channel switch fabrics. Rules and Guidelines The rules and guidelines described in Table 1-6 apply to SAN-attached clusters. Table 1-6. SAN-Attached Clusters Rules and Guidelines Rule/Guideline Description Primary storage Each Windows 2000 Advanced Server and Windows Server 200

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Table 1-6. SAN-Attached Clusters Rules and Guidelines (continued) Rule/Guideline Description Windows 2000 Advanced Windows 2000 Advanced Server configurations require Service Pack 4 Server service pack or later. Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 configurations require KB818877 and the latest Enterprise Edition StorPort hotfix (KB838894 at the time of print); or Service Pack 1 if service pack available. Dell | EMC CX600 2.07.600 (with Access Logix Option 01.02.5 or later installed and

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HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Disk\TimeOutValue The disk TimeOutValue setting is the timeout value set by Windows for storage system I/O operations. The Dell | EMC Fibre Channel storage environment requires 60 seconds for I/O operations. When you run the Cluster Configuration wizard, the wizard sets the TimeOutValue setting to 20 seconds, which may not be sufficient for complex I/O operations. Consequently, storage system I/O operations may continually time out. Microsoft has confir

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e In the Available Adapters box, select the second HBA in the list. f Repeat step c and step d. g Reboot the cluster node. h Repeat step a through step g on each additional node.  The cluster disks are not initialized in Disk Management. On clusters running Windows Server 2003, Disk Management may display the cluster disks as not initialized. This issue may occur if the cluster disks are owned by other nodes in the same cluster. This behavior is normal and does not affect cluster operations.


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