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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 Four Fibre Channel Front-end Ports

Connecting Four Fibre Channel Front-end Ports

Connect Fibre Channel front-end ports (four ports) on a controller enclosure to ports on an application server through optical fibers so that service channels are set up for data exchange between the storage device and the application server.

Prerequisites

  • On a switch connection network, the N_Port_ID Virtualization (NPIV) function is enabled on Fibre Channel switches. For details about how to query and configure the NPIV function of switches, see How Do I Query and Configure the NPIV Function of Switches?
  • The following tools and materials have been ready:
    • Optical modules
    • Optical fibers
    • Optical fiber binding straps
    • Diagonal pliers

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).

To improve system reliability, read and comply with the following rules:

  • 2 U controller enclosure and 3 U controller enclosure: In the same storage system, the Fibre Channel front-end port connection is symmetrical between controller A and controller B. That is, the interface modules of the two controllers reside in slots with the same slot ID and use the ports in the same positions.
  • 6 U controller enclosure: In the same storage system, the Fibre Channel front-end port connection is symmetrical between controllers A and B or between controllers C and D. That is, the interface modules of the two controllers reside in slots with the same slot ID and use the ports in the same positions.

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

Figure 6-29 Fibre Channel front-end ports (four ports) on a 2 U controller enclosure directly connected to an application server

Figure 6-30 Fibre Channel front-end ports (four ports) on a 3 U controller enclosure directly connected to an application server

Figure 6-31 Fibre Channel front-end ports (four ports) on a 6 U controller enclosure directly connected to an application server

Figure 6-32 Fibre Channel front-end ports (four ports) on a 2 U controller enclosure connected to an application server through switches (in four redundant links)

Figure 6-33 Fibre Channel front-end ports (four ports) on a 3 U controller enclosure connected to an application server through switches (in four redundant links)

Figure 6-34 Fibre Channel front-end ports (four ports) on a 6 U controller enclosure connected to an application server through switches (in four redundant links)

NOTE:

In the preceding example, four redundant links connect to two controllers of a 6 U controller enclosure. Connecting to four controllers is similar, that is, each controller connects to each switch.

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.

The following procedure uses 8 Gbit/s Fibre Channel front-end ports (four ports) as an example to describe how to set up connections between a storage device and an application server.

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 (four ports) on the storage device.

    NOTE:

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

    1. Remove the protective cap from the optical module, as shown in step 1 of Figure 6-35.
    2. Insert the optical module into the Fibre Channel front-end port (four ports), as shown in step 2 of Figure 6-35.
    NOTE:

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

    Figure 6-35 Installing an optical module

  3. Remove the protective cap from the optical fiber connector, as shown in step 1 of Figure 6-36.
  4. Connect one end of the optical fiber to the 8 Gbit/s Fibre Channel front-end port (four ports) on the storage device, as shown in step 2 of Figure 6-36.

    NOTE:

    Insert the optical fiber connector until it clicks into place.

    Figure 6-36 Connecting an optical fiber

  5. Set up a connection to the 8 Gbit/s Fibre Channel port on the application server.

    • Direct connection: Connect the other end of the optical fiber to the 8 Gbit/s Fibre Channel port on the application server.
    • Switch-based connection: Connect the other end of the optical fiber to a switch. Then connect the switch to the application server.

  6. Repeat Step 2 to Step 5 to connect the other front-end ports on the storage device to the application server.
  7. 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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Updated: 2019-07-11

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