Veritas™ 5340 Appliance Hardware Installation Guide

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Platform: Veritas 5340
  1. Hardware overview
    1.  
      Supported software
    2.  
      5340 compute node and 5U84 storage shelves
    3.  
      5340 compute node and storage shelf power requirements
    4.  
      5340 compute node disk drives
    5.  
      5340 compute node control panel
    6.  
      5340 compute node rear panel
    7.  
      5U84 storage shelf drawers and disk drives
    8.  
      5U84 storage shelf control panel
    9.  
      5U84 storage shelf rear panel
    10.  
      5U84 storage shelf RAID controller
    11.  
      5U84 storage shelf Expansion module
    12.  
      Cables and connectors
  2. Preinstallation requirements
    1.  
      Customer-provided environment and supplies
    2.  
      Storage shelf shipping container contents
    3.  
      Compute node shipping container contents
    4.  
      Dimensions and determining rack locations
    5.  
      Best practices for rack installation
    6.  
      Heat dissipation guidelines
    7.  
      Cable length verification
    8.  
      Prerequisites for IPMI configuration
  3. Hardware installation procedures
    1.  
      Overview
    2.  
      Installing a storage shelf
    3.  
      Installing disk drives into a full-capacity storage shelf
    4.  
      Installing disk drives and blanks into a half-capacity storage shelf
    5.  
      Installing SFPs into the RAID controller
    6.  
      Installing the compute node rack rails
    7.  
      Installing the compute node into a rack
    8.  
      Connecting the hardware to one node
    9.  
      Connecting the hardware to two nodes
    10.  
      Connecting NetBackup nodes to the network
    11.  
      Connecting Flex nodes to the network
    12.  
      Connecting the power cords to the hardware
    13.  
      Turning on the hardware and verifying operation
    14.  
      Configuring the IPMI port from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
    15.  
      Accessing and using the Veritas Remote Management interface
  4. Appendix A. Adding Expansion Storage Shelves to an operating appliance that does not have any Expansion shelves
    1.  
      Overview
    2.  
      Turning off the existing hardware
    3.  
      Installation instructions
    4.  
      Connecting one Expansion shelf to the Primary shelf
    5.  
      Connecting two Expansion shelves to the Primary shelf
    6.  
      Connecting three Expansion shelves to the Primary shelf
  5. Appendix B. Adding Expansion Storage Shelves to an operating appliance that has at least one operating Expansion shelf
    1.  
      Overview
    2.  
      Turning off the existing hardware
    3.  
      Installation instructions
    4.  
      Connecting one Expansion shelf to a system that has one existing Expansion shelf
    5.  
      Connecting two Expansion shelves to a system that has one existing Expansion shelf
    6.  
      Connecting one Expansion shelf to a system that has two existing Expansion shelves
  6. Appendix C. Configuring the disk space for new NetBackup Expansion Storage Shelves
    1.  
      Adding the disk space of an Expansion Storage Shelf from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console
    2.  
      Adding the disk space of an Expansion Storage Shelf from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu
  7. Appendix D. Configuring the disk space for new Flex Expansion Storage Shelves
    1.  
      Adding the disk space of an Expansion Storage Shelf from the Flex Appliance Console

Connecting the hardware to one node

This section provides cabling information for a Veritas 5340 Appliance that includes one compute node, one Primary Storage Shelf, and up to three Expansion Storage Shelves.

Refer to the following section for cabling a system with two nodes.

See Connecting the hardware to two nodes.

The compute node is connected to the Primary Storage Shelf with four Fibre Channel (FC) cables. Each FC HBA card in slots 1 and 4 of the compute node contains two FC ports.

Each Primary shelf contains two RAID controller I/O modules. Each module contains two sets of FC ports where each set includes two ports for a total of four ports per module.

Expansion Storage Shelves connect to the Primary shelf and to other Expansion shelves with two SAS3 cables.

The Primary shelf has a single SAS3 port on the left side of each RAID controller I/O module. This port connects to SAS3 port A in the Expansion I/O modules.

To connect a compute node to a Primary shelf

  1. Obtain four Fibre Channel (FC) cables.
  2. Identify the FC ports (circled in orange) in slot 1 of the compute node.

    Identify the FC ports (circled in purple) in slot 4 of the compute node.

    Note that the orange and the purple cables are for demonstration purposes only.

  3. Connect one FC cable to each port.
  4. On the Primary shelf connect the other end of the FC cables .

    The two ports in slot 1 of the compute node connect to the far right port (port 0) on each RAID controller I/O module.

    The two ports in slot 4 of the compute node connect to the port (port 1) next to the far right port.

  5. Use the following procedure to connect Expansion Storage Shelves to the Primary shelf.

    See “To connect Expansion Storage Shelves to a Primary shelf”.

    If you do not have any Expansion shelves at this time, proceed to the following section to connect power cords to the hardware.

    See Connecting the power cords to the hardware.

To connect Expansion Storage Shelves to a Primary shelf

  1. Obtain two SAS3 cables.
  2. Locate the SAS3 ports in the left-hand side of each controller in the Primary shelf.
  3. Locate SAS3 ports A and C in both I/O modules of the Expansion shelves.

    Port B is not used.

  4. IMPORTANT - Be sure that the blue tab on each SAS3 connector faces down. The RAID controller does not recognize an incorrectly inserted connector.
  5. If you have only one Expansion shelf, connect the SAS3 cable from the right RAID controller to port A on the Expansion shelf, right I/O module.

    Connect the SAS3 cable in the right RAID controller to port A in the right Expansion shelf I/O module.

  6. If you have more than one Expansion shelf, obtain two SAS3 cables for each shelf. Note the left and the right Expansion shelf I/O modules.

    Caution:

    Do not connect the right RAID controller SAS3 port to the first Expansion shelf.

    • In the left Expansion shelf I/O modules, connect port C in the top shelf to port A in the next shelf.

    • In the right Expansion shelf I/O modules, connect port A in the top shelf to port C in the next shelf.

    • Repeat the cable connections for more Expansion shelves.

    • Connect the right RAID controller SAS3 port to port A in the last Expansion shelf.

    • Verify that your cable connections are exactly like the cables in the following diagrams.