CXFS™ Client-Only Guide for SGI® InfiniteStorage

Document Number: 007-4507-016

Front Matter

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Table of Contents

New Features in this Guide

About This Guide
Related Publications
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Reader Comments

1. Introduction
When to Use CXFS
CXFS on Client-Only Nodes
License Keys
Guaranteed-Rate I/O (GRIO) and CXFS
XVM Failover and CXFS
Monitoring CXFS

2. Best Practices for Client-Only Nodes
Configuration Best Practices
Administration Best Practices

3. AIX Platform
Storage Partitioning and XVM Failover V2 for AIX
HBA Installation for AIX
Preinstallation Steps for AIX
Client Software Installation for AIX
I/O Fencing for AIX
Start/Stop cxfs_client for AIX
Maintenance for AIX
XVM Failover V2 on AIX
Troubleshooting for AIX
Reporting AIX Problems

4. IRIX Platform
Preinstallation Steps for IRIX
Client Software Installation for IRIX
I/O Fencing for IRIX Nodes
Start/Stop cxfs_client for IRIX
Automatic Restart for IRIX
CXFS chkconfig Arguments for IRIX
Modifying the CXFS Software for IRIX
XVM Failover V2 on IRIX
Troubleshooting on IRIX
Reporting IRIX Problems

5. Linux Third-Party Platforms
CXFS on Linux
HBA Installation for Linux
Preinstallation Steps for Linux
Client Software Installation for Linux
I/O Fencing for Linux
Start/Stop cxfs_client for Linux
Maintenance for Linux
Using cxfs-reprobe with RHEL
GRIO on Linux
XVM Failover V2 on Linux
Troubleshooting for Linux
Reporting Linux Problems

6. Mac OS X Platform
CXFS on Mac OS X
HBA Installation for Mac OS X
Preinstallation Steps for Mac OS X
Client Software Installation for Mac OS X
I/O Fencing for Mac OS X
Start/Stop cxfs_client for Mac OS X
Maintenance for Mac OS X
GRIO on Mac OS X
XVM Failover V2 on Mac OS X
Troubleshooting for Mac OS X
Reporting Mac OS X Problems

7. SGI ProPack Client-Only Platform
CXFS on SGI ProPack Client-Only Nodes
Client Software Installation for SGI ProPack Client-Only Nodes
I/O Fencing for SGI ProPack Client-Only Nodes
Start/Stop cxfs_client for SGI ProPack Client-Only Nodes
Maintenance for SGI ProPack Client-Only Nodes
GRIO on SGI ProPack Client-Only Nodes
XVM Failover V2 on SGI ProPack Client-Only Nodes
Reporting SGI ProPack Client-Only Nodes Problems

8. Solaris Platform
CXFS on Solaris
HBA Installation for Solaris
Preinstallation Steps for Solaris
Client Software Installation for Solaris
I/O Fencing for Solaris
Start/Stop cxfs_client for Solaris
Maintenance for Solaris
GRIO on Solaris
XVM Failover V2 on Solaris
Troubleshooting for Solaris
Reporting Solaris Problems

9. Windows Platforms
CXFS on Windows
HBA Installation for Windows
Preinstallation Steps for Windows
Client Software Installation for Windows
Postinstallation Steps for Windows
I/O Fencing for Windows
Start/Stop the CXFS Client Service for Windows
Maintenance for Windows
GRIO on Windows
XVM Failover V2 on Windows
Mapping XVM Volumes to Storage Targets on Windows
Troubleshooting for Windows
Reporting Windows Problems

10. Cluster Configuration
Defining the Client-Only Nodes
Adding the Client-Only Nodes to the Cluster (GUI)
Defining the Switch for I/O Fencing
Starting CXFS Services on the Client-Only Nodes (GUI)
Verifying LUN Masking
Mounting Filesystems on the Client-Only Nodes
Unmounting Filesystems
Forced Unmount of CXFS Filesystems
Restarting the Windows Node
Verifying the Cluster Configuration
Verifying Connectivity in a Multicast Environment
Verifying the Cluster Status
Verifying the I/O Fencing Configuration
Verifying Access to XVM Volumes

11. General Troubleshooting
Identifying Problems
Typical Problems and Solutions
Verifying the XVM Mirror Licenses on Client-Only Nodes
Reporting Problems to SGI

A. Operating System Path Differences

B. Filesystem and Logical Unit Specifications

C. Mount Options Support

D. Error Messages
Could Not Start CXFS Client Error Messages
CMS Error Messages
Mount Messages
Network Connectivity Messages
Device Busy Message
Windows Messages

E. cmgr Examples
Example of Defining a Node Using cmgr
Adding the Client-Only Nodes to the Cluster Using cmgr
Defining the Switch for I/O Fencing Using cmgr
Starting CXFS Services on the Client-Only Nodes Using cmgr
Mounting Filesystems on New Client-Only Nodes Using cmgr
Forced Unmount of CXFS Filesystems Using cmgr

F. Summary of New Features from Previous Releases
CXFS MultiOS 2.0
CXFS MultiOS 2.1
CXFS MultiOS 2.1.1
CXFS MultiOS 2.2
CXFS MultiOS 2.3
CXFS MultiOS 2.4
CXFS MultiOS 2.5
CXFS MultiOS 3.0
CXFS MultiOS 3.1
CXFS MultiOS 3.2
CXFS MultiOS 3.3
CXFS MultiOS 3.4
CXFS 4.0
CXFS 4.1
CXFS 4.2