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HP StorageWorks MSA2012sa Installation Instructions

Connecting remote management hosts

MSA2012sa switch-connect configurations

IMPORTANT: See the MSA2000sa cable configuration guide for complete details. · Any number or combination of LUNs can be shared among a maximum of 32 servers as long as the total adds up to no more than 255 LUNs per MSA2012sa. · Single density configurations support two 3Gb SAS BL Switches per blade enclosure. · Dual density configurations support four 3Gb SAS BL Switches per blade enclosure. · Only use supported mini--SAS 4x cables with 3Gb connectors.

Audience Assumptions

This document is for the person who installs, administers, and troubleshoots servers and storage systems. HP assumes that you are qualified in the servicing and installation of computer equipment and are trained in recognizing hazards in products and hazardous energy levels. For complete information on installing and configuring your MSA product, please see the 2000sa Modular Smart Array user guide. The latest version of this guide can be downloaded at: http://www.hp.com/support/manuals

The management host directly manages systems out-of-band over an Ethernet network. 1. Connect an Ethernet cable to the Ethernet management port on each controller. 2. Connect the other end of each Ethernet cable to a network that your management host can access (preferably on the same subnet).

MSA2012sa direct-connect configurations

The MSA2012sa supports up to four direct connect server connections, two per controller. Connect cables from the servers HBAs to the controller ports as shown in the following illustrations. See the MSA2000sa cable configuration guide for complete details. http://www.hp.com/support/manuals

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Step 1: Install and secure equipment into the rack

Use the rack installation poster provided with your MSA2012sa array controller to install the array into the rack.

Blade enclosures -- blade servers/two 3Gb SAS BL switches

Cables Required: · mini--SAS 4x (4)

Site requirements

Detailed site requirements are provided on the back of the rack installation poster and in the user guide located on the Software Support/Documentation CD.

One server/single path

Cable Required: · mini--SAS 4x (1)

Rack Planning

For information about setting up the rack, including the appropriate warnings and cautions, refer to the documentation that came with your rack. Updated rack information can be downloaded at: http://www.hp.com/products/racks

One server/dual path

Cables Required: · mini--SAS 4x (2)

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Step 2: Install hardware options

Install any additional hard drives and options. For information, see the installation instructions provided with your option or on the Software Support/Documentation CD.

Step 3: Cabling

Common cable configurations are shown here. For the complete list of supported cable/controller configurations see the MSA2000sa cable configuration guide which can be downloaded at: http://www.hp.com/support/manuals IMPORTANT: See the user guide for complete details and guidelines on connecting the MSA2000sa to the servers.

Two servers/dual path

Cables Required: · mini--SAS 4x (4)

Additional drive enclosure cable requirements

IMPORTANT: Observe the following guidelines when installing SAS cables: · Only use supported SAS 4x cables with 3Gb connectors.

NOTE: Mini-SAS 4x cables purchased separately.

NOTE: .6m cables are provided with the MSA2000 3.5" 12-drive enclosure. If additional or longer cables are required they must be purchased separately. See the MSA2000sa cable configuration guide or MSA2000sa Quick Specs for details.

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MSA2000 3.5" 12-drive enclosure cable options

MSA2012sa single-controller enclosure and one MSA2000 3.5" 12-drive enclosure

Cable Required: · HP Ext SAS (1)

Step 4: Power Cords

IMPORTANT: Important safety information about power cords can be found on the Software Support/Documentation CD provided with your MSA chassis. To locate this information look for the Safety and Disposal guide located on the Documents tab. 1. Verify that all power switches are off. 2. Using the provided AC power cords, connect each power supply module to one power source in the rack. 3. Connect the primary power cords from the rack to separate external power sources.

Step 5: Powering up

MSA2012sa dual-controller enclosure and one MSA2000 3.5" 12-drive enclosure

Cables Required: · HP Ext SAS (2) IMPORTANT: When powering up, make sure to power up the enclosures and associated server(s) in the following order: · MSA2000 3.5" 12-drive enclosures first · MSA2012sa Array controller · Server(s) last (if they are powered down for maintenance purposes)

To power on the system: 1. Press the power switches at the back of each drive enclosure to the On position. Wait several minutes to make sure that all drives have had time to spin up so that they can be recognized by the array controller.

MSA2012sa dual-controller enclosure and three MSA2000 3.5" 12-drive enclosures (maximum)

Cables Required: · HP Ext SAS (6)

2. Press the power switches at the back of the array controller enclosure to the On position.

Step 6: Configure your MSA

Refer to the user guide provided with your MSA2012sa for complete configuration and setup information. The latest version of the user guide is available at: http://www.hp.com/support/manuals

Additional information sites

HP product manuals: http://www.hp.com/support/manuals MSA products: http://www.hp.com/go/msa Storage products: http://www.hp.com/storage Servers: http://www.hp.com/go/servers SAN infrastructure: http://www.hp.com/go/san Ethernet NICs: http://www.hp.com/servers/networking Web Based Enterprise Services: http://h18023.www1.hp.com/ support/svctools/webes/index.html

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