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OceanStor S5500T

Storage System
V200R002C20
Quick Installation Guide
Issue: 03
Date: 2014-11-05

Introduction to the OceanStor T Series


HUAWEI OceanStor T series storage systems are innovative mid-range and high-end offerings that are ready to
meet your current and future storage requirements. They are designed to provide medium- and large-scale
enterprises with improved storage performance, efficiency, security, scalability, and manageability.

Before You Start


a

Overview

This document guides you through a time-saving process for installing a storage system. For more information, see
the OceanStor S5500T Storage System V200R002C20 Installation Guide.

b Where to get help


You can obtain the product documentation from the documentation CD-ROM delivered with the product or from
http://enterprise.huawei.com. You can also register for a Huawei support account at this website to browse and
download valuable information and sign up for product updates.

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Safety Information
Do not operate devices or handle cables on a stormy day.
To avoid eye injuries, do not look into the optical outlets without eye protection.

CAUTION
Arrange for at least three persons to carry and install a fully configured enclosure to avoid
personal injury or device damage.
Do not wear an ESD wrist strap during power-on to avoid electric shocks.
Scenario 1 Wearing an ESD wrist strap whose
ground terminal is a plug

Scenario 2 Wearing an ESD wrist strap whose


ground terminal is a metal clip

Installation Process
Planning device installation positions
Removing filler panels
Determining device installation
positions using installation templates
Installing guide rails
Installing the controller enclosure
and disk enclosures into the cabinet
Checking installation tools
Checking circuit breakers

Installing a cable manager

A generic view
of cable connections
Connecting ground cables
Connecting controllers
Connecting heartbeat
cables for file engine nodes
Connecting file engine nodes
to controller enclosures

Connecting enclosures

Installing a disk module

Connecting the storage system


to an application server
Connecting to the maintenance
terminal

Installing filler panels


Checking components

Connecting power cables

Installing
Devices

Connecting Cables
Checking device installation

Installation Preparations

Checking cable connections

Checking
Hardware Installation

(Optional) Installing Host Software

Powering On the
Storage System

Switching on external
power supplies
Pressing the power button
on either controller
Pressing the power button
on either file engine node
Checking status indicators
on the enclosures
Installing front panels

Initializing the Storage System

1 Installation Preparations
1a Checking installation tools

1b Checking circuit breakers

The following installation tools are required:


Phillips screwdriver (M3 to M6)
Flat-head screwdriver (M3 to M6)
Diagonal pliers
Floating nut mounting bar

NOTICE
To protect devices connected to the storage system from
unexpected power-off caused by a power failure, the
current of the AC power circuit breaker is 16 A.

1c Checking components
NOTE
Data switches are optional for controller expansion. All contents involving data switches are optional.
2 U controller enclosures support two types of disks, 12-slot 3.5-inch disks and 24-slot 2.5-inch disks.
The Packing List contains all materials required by the installation. The bag containing the Packing List
is attached to the outside of the carton.

File engine (4 U)

Controller enclosure (2 U)

Disk enclosure (2 U)

Disk enclosure (4 U)

High-density disk enclosure (4 U)

Data switch (1 U)
Installation template
(for 4 U devices)

Installation template
(for 2 U devices)

Front panel of a 4 U
disk enclosure

Front panel of a 2 U
controller enclosure

Floating nut
and M6 screw

Adjustable
guide rails

Bearing guide rails

Multi-mode optical
fiber cable

Network cable

Cable manager

mini SAS HD cable

AOC cable

Mini SAS cable

Mini SAS HD to
mini SAS cable

Ground cable

2 Installing Devices
2a Planning device installation positions
Total required cabinet space = 2 U + 4 U x (Number of 4 U file engines) + 2 U x (Number of 2 U disk
enclosures) + 4 U x (Number of 4 U disk enclosures) + 1 U x (Number of 1 U data switches)
Note: The height of the storage system is measured by the unit of U. 1 U equals 44.45 mm (1.75 inches).
If you deploy file engines, plan
installation locations by referring to
the left cabinet.
If four controllers are used, ignore
file engines.

Leave a clearance of at least 120


cm between cabinets, and at
least 100 cm between a cabinet
and a wall.

File engine (4 U)
Data switch (1 U)
File engine (4 U)

below each data switch


Data switch (1 U)

Controller enclosure (2 U)

Reserve 1 U space
for cabling.

Controller enclosure (2 U)
Install the controller

Disk enclosure (4 U)

Disk enclosure (4 U)

enclosure in the middle


of an empty 42 U
cabinet, namely

Disk enclosure (4 U)

Disk enclosure (4 U)

Disk enclosure (4 U)

Disk enclosure (4 U)

between the 17 U mark


and the 20 U mark.

Be certain to next install


other devices below the
Disk enclosure (4 U)

Disk enclosure (4 U)

controller to prevent the


cabinet from becoming
top heavy.

Recommended installation positions

2b Removing filler panels

Tips

2c Determining device installation positions using installation templates


NOTE
On the mounting bars, use a marker to mark the holes where screws will be installed to secure the storage
devices.
Scenario 1
Installation position of a 2 U device

Low base of the guide rail


Installation positions of 2 U device fixing screws
Installation positions of guide rail fixing screws

Scenario 2
Installation position of a 4 U device

Installation positions of floating nuts


High-density disk enclosures do not require floating nuts

Low base of the guide rail


Installation positions of 4 U device fixing screws
Installation positions of guide rail fixing screws

2d Installing adjustable guide rails


The adjustable guide rails are 600 mm (23.62 in.) to 900 mm (35.43 in.) long. They are designed to fit into
cabinets with depth ranging from 800 mm (31.50 in.) to 1200 mm (47.24 in.).
The adjustable guide rails are preconfigured with positioning pins applicable to square holes only. For
round holes, replace the positioning pins.
Two paired adjustable guide rails must be positioned exactly parallel to one another.
Scenario 1
Attaching adjustable guide rails for a 1 U device
(1)

(2)

Scenario 2
Attaching adjustable guide rails
for a 2 U device

Rear

Front

Scenario 3
Attaching adjustable guide rails
for a 4 U device

Rear

Front

Scenario 4 Installing bearing guide rails for a high-density disk enclosure


(1)

Cable tie

Outer rail
Cable tie

Pull out an
inner rail.

(2)

Rear

Front

2e Installing storage devices into the cabinet


Scenario 1 Installing a controller enclosure, an
ordinary disk enclosure and a file engine.

NOTICE
To avoid device damage, do not stack any
components but install them onto guide rails.
Install a disk enclosure and a file engine onto
the guide rails using the same method as
installing the controller enclosure.

Scenario 2 Installing a high-density disk enclosure


(1) Install the inner rail.

(2) Mount the high-density disk enclosure.

(3) Installing a cover.

(4) Installing the system enclosure.

2f Installing a cable manager


Cable managers are used for housing cables of high-density disk enclosure. Each high-density disk enclosure
has one cable manager.
(1) Insert the cable manager into the ball bearing guide rails and the high-density disk enclosure.

(2) Use a Phillips screwdriver to fasten M6 screws to secure the cable manager.

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2g Installing a Disk Module


(1)

(2)

2h Installing filler panels

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3 Connecting Cables
3a A generic view of cable connections
Scenario 1
Cable connection in the four-controller scenario
Maintenance
terminal

Application
server

Data switch

External
power

External
power
Controller
enclosure 0

Controller
enclosure 1

Disk
enclosure

Ground
cable

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Scenario 2
Cable connection in the file engine scenario
Application
server

Maintenance
terminal

LAN

LAN

File engine

External
power

External
power
Controller
enclosure

Disk
enclosure

Disk
enclosure

Ground
cable

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3b Connecting ground cables

3c Connecting controllers
Data switch 1

Data switch 0

Controller
enclosure 0

Controller
enclosure 1

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3d Connecting heartbeat cables for file engine nodes


Scenario 1 Two file engine nodes
File engine

Scenario 2 Four file engine nodes


File engine

Ethernet switch

Ethernet switch

File engine

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3e Connecting file engine nodes to controller enclosures


Scenario 1
Two file
engine nodes

File engine

Controller
enclosure

Scenario 2
Four file
engine nodes

File engine

File engine

Controller
enclosure

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3f Connecting enclosures
Connect expansion ports on the controller and disk enclosures to PRI ports on disk enclosures.

Expansion ports on controller A must connect to PRI ports on expansion module A of the disk enclosure,
whereas expansion ports on controller B must connect to PRI ports on expansion module B of the disk
enclosure.
Scenario 1 Connecting ordinary disk enclosures
Controller
enclosure
Controller A

Controller B

Disk
enclosure 2
Expansion
module A

Expansion
module B

Disk
enclosure 1

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Scenario 2 Connecting high-density disk enclosures

Connect two high-density disk enclosures using mini SAS HD cables. Connect a controller enclosure to a
high-density disk enclosure using mini SAS HD to mini SAS cables. The cables must be naturally bent, and a
minimum of 97 mm clearance must be reserved in front of each enclosure for winding cables.
Note that ordinary disk enclosures and high-density disk enclosures cannot be simultaneously connected to a
SAS interface module.

Controller
enclosure
Controller A

Controller B

High-density
disk enclosure 2

Expansion
module B

Expansion
module A

High-density
disk enclosure 1

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3g Connecting the storage system to an application server


The controller enclosure can connect to application servers through 1 Gbit/s iSCSI, 10 Gbit/s TOE, 10 Gbit/s
FCoE, 8 Gbit/s FC, and 16Gbit/s FC host ports.
Scenario 1 Directly connecting host ports to the application server
iSCSI cable connection
Application
server

Controller
enclosure

Optical fiber cable connection


Application
server

Controller
enclosure

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Scenario 2 Connecting host ports to the application server through switches


iSCSI cable connection
Application
server

Ethernet
switch

Ethernet
switch

Controller
enclosure

Optical fiber cable connection


Application
server

Fibre Channel
switch

Fibre Channel
switch

Controller
enclosure

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Scenario 3 The host port on the file engine is connected to the service network
File engine

LAN (Fiber Channel)

Application server

LAN (Ethernet)

Application server

Application server

Application server

3h Connecting to the maintenance terminal


After connecting a serial port on the storage system to the maintenance terminal through a serial cable,
you can then manage and maintain the storage system from the maintenance terminal.
During initial configuration, set an IP address for the management network port through the serial port.
Scenario 1
Controller enclosure and file engine connecting
a maintenance terminal

Maintenance
terminal

LAN
File engine

Controller
enclosure

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Scenario 2
Four controllers connecting to a maintenance terminal
Data switch 1

Data switch 0

Ethernet switch

Controller
enclosure 0

Controller
enclosure 1

Maintenance
terminal

Maintenance
terminal

Maintenance
terminal

Maintenance
terminal

3i Connecting power cables


NOTICE
AC devices can connect only to AC power supplies. To ensure a high availability of the storage system and avoid
unexpected power failures, connect the storage system to two routes of power supplies on either side or both sides.

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Complete view of the AC power cables


External
power

External
power
Data switch

File
engine

Controller
enclosure

Disk
enclosure

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4 Checking Hardware Installation


4a Checking device installation
Check Item

Normal

Abnormal

Controller enclosure
Disk enclosure
File engine

The device sits stably on the guide


rails without displacement.
Screws are properly secured.

The device slants or cannot be detected.


Screws are loose or have fallen off.

Data switch

4b Checking cable connections


Check Item

Normal

Abnormal

Ground cable
AOC cable
Optical fiber cable
Mini SAS cable
Mini SAS HD cable
Mini SAS HD to mini
SAS cable
Network cable
Serial cable

The cable is fully inserted and secured.

The cable is loose or disconnected.

AC power cable

The AC power cables for each


controller enclosure or disk enclosure
are connected to two separate power
supplies for redundancy.
The AC power cables are secured
with plastic buckles.

The AC power cables for each


controller enclosure or disk enclosure
are connected to the same power
supply.
The AC power cables are not secured
with plastic buckles.

5 Powering On the Storage System


NOTICE
To avoid electric shocks, do not wear an ESD wrist strap when the storage system is powering on.
Do not adjust mini SAS cable connections between enclosures after power-on. Otherwise the storage
system may become abnormal.
For a four-controller storage system, power on controller enclosure 0 and then controller enclosure 1
immediately.

The power-on process takes five to ten minutes. The system is completely powered on until the power
indicator of controller enclosure does not blink continually.
Follow the correct power-on sequence of the storage system: switch on external power supplies press the
power button on either controller module switch on the Ethernet or Fibre Channel switch press the power
buttons on the file engine in sequence and check the indictor status switch on the application servers.
Follow the correct power-off sequence of the storage system: stop host services power off file engine nodes
in sequence by using the management software and wait until all indicators are off simultaneously press and
hold down the power buttons on both controller modules until the system is completely powered off (five
seconds) disconnect the controller enclosure and the disk enclosures from their power supplies.

5a Switching on external power supplies


Switch on external power supplies in the following sequence:
disk enclosures controller enclosure switches (for a SAN) file engine application server.

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Scenario 1 Turn on the switches of the power


distribution box
Rear

Scenario 2 Turn on the switch of the PDU


Front
Rear

Front

5b Pressing the power button on either controller


Controller enclosure

5c Pressing the power button on either engine node


File engine

5d Checking status indicators on the enclosures


NOTICE
After you have powered on a disk enclosure or the controller enclosure, check that all disks are
working correctly (no alarm/location indicator is steady red).
Controller enclosure
front view

Power indicator of the controller


enclosure: steady green

Disk alarm/location
indicator: off

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Controller enclosure
rear view
Controller alarm
indicator: off

Power indicator of the disk


enclosure: steady green

Disk
enclosure
Alarm/Location indicator
of the disk enclosure: off

Alarm indicator of the


disk enclosure: off
High-density
disk enclosure
Alarm indicator of the highdensity enclosure: off

Power indicator of the highdensity enclosure: steady green

Power indicator of the data


switch: steady green

Data switch

Alarm indicator of the


data switch: off

File engine
Power indicator of the
enclosure: steady green

Alarm indicator of the clustered


NAS engine enclosure: off

For details and rectification suggestions on the indicators, refer to the OceanStor
S2600T&S5500T&S5600T&S5800T&S6800T Storage System V200R002C20 Quick Maintenance Guide.

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5e Installing front panels


Scenario 1 Installing the front panel for a 2 U device

Scenario 2 Installing the front panel for a 4 U device

6 Initializing the Storage System


After you have powered on the storage system, complete the following initialization steps:
1. Change the IP address of the management network port using the command-line interface (CLI). Before
doing this, connect the serial port on the controller enclosure to the maintenance terminal.
2. Log in to the OceanStor DeviceManager on the maintenance terminal.
3. On the DeviceManager, follow the Initial Configuration wizard to change the basic information,
configure the device time, disk domain, alarm notification, and import license files. If you do not perform
the initial configuration as prompted, follow-up configuration and use of services will be affected.
For details about initializing the storage system, refer to the OceanStor S2600T Storage System
V200R002C20 Installation Guide.
The default user name and password of the storage system are admin and Admin@storage respectively.
You are advised to change the default password immediately after you have logged in to the storage
system for the first time and periodically change your password in the future. This reduces the password
leakage risks. For details about how to modify the password, see OceanStor
S2600T&S5500T&S5600T&S5800T&S6800T Storage System V200R002C20 Maintenance Guide.

7 (Optional) Installing Host Software


Install the following host software programs on the application server:
1. Initiator, an optional program for iSCSI host ports. For details about installing the Initiator program, refer to
the OceanStor S2600T Storage System V200R002C20 Installation Guide.
2. ReplicationDirector. For details about installing the ReplicationDirector, refer to the OceanStor
ReplicationDirector User Guide.
3. UltraPath, a multipathing program. For details about installing the UltraPath, refer to the OceanStor
UltraPath for Windows User Guide, OceanStor UltraPath for Linux User Guide, OceanStor UltraPath for
Solaris User Guide, or OceanStor UltraPath for AIX User Guide.

Obtain the documentation for the ReplicationDirector and UltraPath from the delivery-attached CD-ROM.
After installing the device, you can log in to http://support.huawei.com/enterprise/, choose Support > Product
Support > IT > Storage > Disk Storage, and select the corresponding product model to obtain the Acceptance
Test Guide.

Contacting Huawei Technical Support


Huawei customer service center
Address: Huawei Industrial Base, Bantian, Longgang, Shenzhen 518129, People's Republic of China
Website: http://enterprise.huawei.com
Local Huawei technical support personnel
Obtain contact information for local Huawei offices at http://support.huawei.com/enterprise/.

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