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Installation Guide

OceanStor 5000, 5000F, 6000, and 6000F V5 Series V500R007

This document is applicable to OceanStor 5110 V5, 5110F V5, 5300 V5, 5300F V5, 5500 V5, 5500F V5, 5600 V5, 5600F V5, 5800 V5, 5800F V5, 6800 V5, and 6800F V5 storage systems. It describes hardware installation of those storage systems for helping you easily and quickly finish the installation.
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Connecting Eight Fibre Channel Front-end Ports (Using an ODF)

Connecting Eight Fibre Channel Front-end Ports (Using an ODF)

The 8 Gbit/s Fibre Channel front-end ports (eight ports) of a controller enclosure are connected to the ports of an application server through optical fibers and ODFs to build up a Fibre Channel service channel, achieving data exchange between the storage device and application server.

Prerequisites

The required installation tools and materials include:

  • 8 Gbit/s Fibre Channel interface modules (eight ports)
  • MPO-4*DLC fibers
  • ODF
  • Optical fibers
  • Binding straps
  • Label
  • Diagonal pliers
  • Phillips screwdriver

Context

Do not look into an optical port without eye protection.

When connecting optical fibers, note the following:

  • An optical module is electrostatic sensitive and must be placed in an ESD-resistant and dust-proof environment during transportation, storage, and use.
  • When connecting cables, select proper cables according to site requirements and label information.
  • An optical fiber connector must be kept clean and free from scratches.
  • Cover optical fibers and optical modules that are not in use with protective caps.
  • The bend radius of an optical fiber must be larger than 5 cm (1.97 inches).

A storage device can be connected to an application server in either of two ways:

NOTE:
  • 8 Gbit/s Fibre Channel front-end ports (eight ports) use MPO-4*DLC fibers. One end of such an optical fiber is an MPO connector and the other end is four DLC connectors.
  • The following figures show that the green cables are MPO-4*DLC fibers and the orange cables are common optical fibers. When an MPO-4*DLC fiber (green cable) is used to connect to a port of an application server or Fibre Channel switch, one of the four DLC connectors is connected to the port.
  • One ODF supports up to three 8 Gbit/s Fibre Channel interface modules (eight ports).
  • The connection method of a 3 U or 6 U controller enclosure is the same as that of a 2 U controller enclosure. The following figures use how to connect a 2 U controller enclosure to an application server as an example.
  • Connecting 8 Gbit/s Fibre Channel front-end ports (eight ports) to application servers through an ODF, as shown in Figure 6-42
Figure 6-42 Connecting 8 Gbit/s Fibre Channel front-end ports (eight ports) to application servers through an ODF (using four servers as an example)

  • Connecting 8 Gbit/s Fibre Channel front-end ports (eight ports) to application servers through an ODF and Fibre Channel switches, as shown in Figure 6-43
Figure 6-43 Connecting 8 Gbit/s Fibre Channel front-end ports (eight ports) to application servers through ODFs and Fibre Channel switches (using eight servers as an example)

NOTE:

When connecting four 8 Gbit/s Fibre Channel interface modules (eight ports), you are advised to use two ODFs to connect these 8 Gbit/s Fibre Channel front-end ports (eight ports) to application servers.

Before setting up connections through Fibre Channel switches, you are advised to prepare the following:

  • Plan switch zones and allocate switch ports to each zone.
  • The first and last ports on a switch are typically used to connect to other switches.

Procedure

  1. Wear an ESD wrist strap, ESD gloves, and ESD clothes.
  2. (Optional) Install an optical module into an 8 Gbit/s Fibre Channel front-end port (eight ports) on the storage device.

    NOTE:

    If an optical module has already been installed into the 8 Gbit/s Fibre Channel front-end port (eight ports), go to Step 3.

    1. Remove the protective cap from the optical module, as shown in step 1 of Figure 6-44.
    2. Insert the optical module into the 8 Gbit/s Fibre Channel front-end port (eight ports), as shown in step 2 of Figure 6-44.
    NOTE:

    Insert the optical module horizontally; otherwise, the module may be damaged.

    Figure 6-44 Installing an optical module

  3. Connect the MPO connector end of the optical fiber to the 8 Gbit/s Fibre Channel front-end port (eight ports) on the storage device, as shown in Figure 6-45.

    Figure 6-45 Connecting 8 Gbit/s Fibre Channel front-end ports (eight ports)

  4. Connect the DLC connector end of the optical fiber to the internal ports of the ODF.

    1. Loosen the screws on the upper cover and the captive screws on the front panel, and remove the cover and pull out the tray of the ODF, as shown in Figure 6-46.
      Figure 6-46 Loosening screws

    2. Insert the DLC connector end of the optical fiber connecting to the storage device into the corresponding ports of the ODF, as shown in Figure 6-47.
      NOTE:

      When arranging the optical fibers in the ODF, do not forcibly stretch the optical fibers, and reserve some lengths for further operations.

      Figure 6-47 Arranging optical fibers

    3. Attach labels to the two ends of optical fibers and the ports on the front panel of the ODF. Table 6-2 describes the mapping relationship between ports and optical fibers. For details about how to prepare and attach labels, see the Engineering Label Specifications for Cables.
      Table 6-2 Mapping relationship between ports and optical fibers

      Mapping Relationship

      8 Gbit/s Fibre Channel Front-end Port (Eight Ports)

      MPO Connector

      DLC Connector

      1

      P0

      P0-P3

      1A/1B

      2

      P1

      P0-P3

      2A/2B

      3

      P2

      P0-P3

      3A/3B

      4

      P3

      P0-P3

      4A/4B

      5

      P4

      P4-P7

      1A/1B

      6

      P5

      P4-P7

      2A/2B

      7

      P6

      P4-P7

      3A/3B

      8

      P7

      P4-P7

      4A/4B

    4. Close the upper cover of the ODF, and fasten the screws on the upper cover and captive screws on the front panel, as shown in Figure 6-48.
    Figure 6-48 Fastening screws

  5. Remove the protective cap from the optical fiber connector, as shown in step 1 of Figure 6-50.
  6. Connect one end of the optical fiber to an external port of the ODF, as shown in Figure 6-49.

    Figure 6-49 Connecting to the external ports on the ODF

  7. Connect the other end of the optical fiber to the Fibre Channel port to set up a connection to the Fibre Channel port on the application server, as shown in step 2 of Figure 6-50.

    • Direct connection: Connect the other end of the optical fiber to the Fibre Channel port on the application server.
    • Switch-based connection: Connect the other end of the optical fiber to the Fibre Channel port on the switch. Then connect the switch to the application server.
    NOTE:

    Insert the optical fiber connector until it clicks into place.

    Figure 6-50 Connecting an optical fiber

  8. Repeat Step 2 to Step 7 to connect the other 8 Gbit/s Fibre Channel front-end ports on the storage device to the Fibre Channel ports on the application servers.
  9. Label the two ends of an optical fiber. Table 6-2 describes the mapping relationship between ports and optical fibers. For details about how to prepare and attach labels, see the Engineering Label Specifications for Cables.
  10. Lay out and bind the optical fibers.

    NOTE:

    For details about how to lay out and bind cables, see General Cable Routing Principles and Cable Routing and Bundling Basics.

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