About This Guide

This guide provides information on preparing, installing, configuring, and starting the Total Performance Storage System Manager (TPSSM) in an IRIX or Linux environment.

This is part of a document set that supports TPSSM. To get the most out of this book, consult the following documentation first:

When you have finished the entire installation process, see the following online Help systems, which contain information common to all operating environments. For information specific to IRIX, see the Administration Guide.

Audience

This guide is intended for system administrators. Use this guide to:

  • Gain a basic understanding of the TPSSM software.

  • Understand the two different storage array management methods.

  • Learn about hardware and software requirements.

  • Follow procedures to install the TPSSM software.

Structure of this Guide

This guide contains the following chapters:

Related Publications

This Administration Guide is part of a product book set. To get the most out of this guide, consult the following documentation before using this guide.

  • SGI TPSSM Software Concepts Guide
    This guide explains the terminology and features of the TPSSM storage management software for the SGI InfiniteStorage TP9300, SGI InfiniteStorage TP9400, and SGI InfiniteStorage TP9500.

  • SGI InfiniteStorage TP9300 and TP9300S RAID Installation and Upgrade Guide
    This guide gives complete instructions on how to unpack, install, and configure the SGI InfiniteStorage TP9300 and its components. It also contains component upgrade information.

  • SGI InfiniteStorage TP9300 and TP9300S RAID User's Guide
    A complete user guide for the SGI InfiniteStorage TP9300 that gives an overview of all components of the rack. It contains procedures for replacing failed components and complete specifications.

  • SGI InfiniteStorage TP9400 and SGI InfiniteStorage TP9500 and TP9500S RAID User's Guide
    A complete user guide for the SGI InfiniteStorage TP9400 and SGI InfiniteStorage TP9500 that gives an overview of all components of the rack. It contains procedures for replacing failed components and complete specifications.

  • SGI TP9400 RAID Installation and Upgrade Guide
    This guide gives complete instructions on how to unpack, install, and configure the SGI TP9400 and its components. It also contains component upgrade information.

  • SGI InfiniteStorage TP9500 and TP9500S RAID Installation and Upgrade Guide
    This guide gives complete instructions on how to unpack, install, and configure the SGI InfiniteStorage TP9500 and its components. It also contains component upgrade information.

  • SGI Storage Area Network Installation Instructions
    This guide comes packed with the Fibre Channel switch and provides information on Storage Area Network installation and topologies.

  • See also the SGI online technical bulletin TIB #200121 at:
    http://bits.csd.sgi.com/cgi-bin/site.cgi
    This describes the most recent procedures for controller replacement and controller hot swap procedures.

Product Support

SGI provides a comprehensive product support and maintenance program for its products. If you are in North America and would like assistance with your SGI-supported products, contact the Customer Support Center (CSC) at 1-800-800-4SGI (1-800-800-4744) or your authorized service provider. If you are outside North America, contact the SGI subsidiary or authorized distributor in your country.

Obtaining Publications

To obtain SGI documentation, go to the SGI Technical Publications Library at:

http://docs.sgi.com

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