Origin FibreVault and Fibre Channel RAID Administrator's Guide

Document Number: 007-3715-002

Front Matter

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Table of Contents

About This Guide
Structure of This Guide
Other Documentation

1. Fibre Channel RAID Graphical User Interface Features
ssmgui Architecture
Starting a RAID GUI Session
Exiting a RAID GUI Session
Array Configuration and Management
Data Availability and Performance
RAID Types
RAID Hot Spare

2. Using the RAID GUI to Configure Arrays
Using the Host Administration Window to Add Servers
Removing Servers
Selecting an Array to Configure
Setting Up Array Memory
Planning the Bind
Binding Disk Modules
Making LUNs Available to the Server Operating System
Enabling Command-Tagged Queuing

3. Reconfiguring and Fine-Tuning
Moving Disk Modules
Changing LUN Bind Parameters That Do Not Require Unbinding
Transferring Control of a LUN (Manual Trespass)
Unbinding a LUN
Changing LUN RAID Type
Upgrading an Array With Higher Capacity Disk Modules
Changing Caching Parameters
Changing Prefetch (Read-Ahead Caching) Parameters
Using Storage System Statistics for Cache Optimizing
Upgrading an Array for Caching

4. Monitoring Arrays and Displaying System Statistics
Using ssmagent Polling
Using Statistics Logging
Getting LUN and Disk Information in the Array Configuration Window
Using the Array Information Window
Using the LUN Information Windows
Using the Disk Information Windows
Using the SP Information Windows
Getting Information on Other Array Components
Displaying an SP Event Log
Using the Event Monitor

5. Identifying and Correcting Failures
Array Health Indicators in the Storage System Manager Window
Checking a Faulted Array
Faulted LUN
Faulted Disk Module
Faulted SP
Faulted LCC
Faulted Fan
Faulted Power Supply
Faulted SPS

6. The Fibre Channel RAID Command-Line Interface
Using the Fibre Channel CLI
ssmcli Subcommands
ssmcli Error Values

7. The Fibre Channel Non-RAID Command-Line Interface
The Agent fcagent
fccli Subcommands and Syntax
Determining the fcagent Version Number
Getting Channel and Enclosure Status
Taking JBOD Drives Offline
Bringing Up a Replacement Drive
Turning Disk Check LEDs On or Off
Bypassing a JBOD Drive
Bringing JBOD Drives Back Online (Unbypassing)
Using IRIX Utilities to Get JBOD Information

A. Error Recovery
Restarting ssmagent
Re-Establishing Communication With an Array
Recovering From an Incorrect Bind

B. Server Serial Connector Pinouts
Origin2000 and Onyx2 Serial Pinout
Origin200 Serial Pinouts
OCTANE Serial Pinouts

C. Cache and Cache Page Size