Fiber optic cabling between HCP G11 Nodes and storage arrays (direct connect)

Installing an HCP SAIN System - Final On-Site Setup

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Follow the instructions outlined below to attach fiber optic jumper cables directly from HCP G11 Nodes to storage arrays. The HCP G11 Nodes and the storage arrays must be in the same rack in an appliance configuration in order to set up a direct connection without Fibre Channel switches. You can connect up to eight HCP G11 Nodes to a storage array.

  1. Select a three meter fiber optic jumper cable.
  2. Locate the label sheet containing pairs of numbered decals.
  3. Label both ends of the fiber optic cable.
    1. Starting at label 01 and proceeding sequentially, peel off the first of the pair and attach it to one end of the fiber optic cable.
    2. Peel off the second of the pair and attach it to the other end of the fiber optic cable.
  4. Attach one end of the fiber optic cable to a port on the storage array. Attach the other end of the cable to a port on one the HCP G11 Nodes according to the following list of port pairs.
    The pairs are defined as the port on the storage array (controller-port) and port on the HCP G11 Node (node#-port). The information presented in the following table applies to VSP Gx00 models. If the storage array included on the order is not VSP Gx00 models, substitute the appropriate ports on the storage array for the ones shown in the table.


    Table. Two-channel boards with CBSS/CBSL or DBL on a four-node system
    Primary Secondary
    Storage array port 1A to Server Node 1,port 0 Storage array port 2A to Server Node 1,port 1
    Storage array port 3A to Server Node 2,port 0 Storage array port 4A to Server Node 2,port 1
    Storage array port 5A to Server Node 3,port 0 Storage array port 6A to Server Node 3,port 1
    Storage array port 7A to Server Node 4,port 0 Storage array port 8A to Server Node 4,port 1
    Important: If there are only two-channel boards in the system, connecting more than four nodes is NOT possible.
    Table. Four-channel boards with CBSS/CBSL or DBL on a four-node system
    Primary Secondary
    Storage array port 1A to Server Node 1,port 0 Storage array port 2A to Server Node 1,port 1
    Storage array port 3A to Server Node 2,port 0 Storage array port 4A to Server Node 2,port 1
    Storage array port 5A to Server Node 3,port 0 Storage array port 6A to Server Node 3,port 1
    Storage array port 7A to Server Node 4,port 0 Storage array port 8A to Server Node 4,port 1
    Table. Four-channel boards with CBSS/CBSL or DBL on an eight-node system
    Primary Secondary
    Storage array port 1A to Server Node 1,port 0 Storage array port 2A to Server Node 1,port 1
    Storage array port 3A to Server Node 2,port 0 Storage array port 4A to Server Node 2,port 1
    Storage array port 5A to Server Node 3,port 0 Storage array port 6A to Server Node 3,port 1
    Storage array port 7A to Server Node 4,port 0 Storage array port 8A to Server Node 4,port 1
    Storage array port 1B to Server Node 5,port 0 Storage array port 2B to Server Node 5,port 1
    Storage array port 3B to Server Node 6,port 0 Storage array port 4B to Server Node 6,port 1
    Storage array port 5B to Server Node 7,port 0 Storage array port 6B to Server Node 7,port 1
    Storage array port 7B to Server Node 8,port 0 Storage array port 8B to Server Node 8,port 1


    Important: If there are only four-channel boards in the system, connecting more than eight nodes is NOT possible.
    Table. Eight-channel boards with CBSS/CBSL or DBL on a 16-node system
    Primary Secondary
    Storage array port 1A to Server Node 1,port 0 Storage array port 2A to Server Node 1,port 1
    Storage array port 3A to Server Node 2,port 0 Storage array port 4A to Server Node 2,port 1
    Storage array port 5A to Server Node 3,port 0 Storage array port 6A to Server Node 3,port 1
    Storage array port 7A to Server Node 4,port 0 Storage array port 8A to Server Node 4,port 1
    Storage array port 1B to Server Node 5,port 0 Storage array port 2B to Server Node 5,port 1
    Storage array port 3B to Server Node 6,port 0 Storage array port 4B to Server Node 6,port 1
    Storage array port 5B to Server Node 7,port 0 Storage array port 6B to Server Node 7,port 1
    Storage array port 7B to Server Node 8,port 0 Storage array port 8B to Server Node 8,port 1
    Storage array port 1C to Server Node 9,port 0 Storage array port 2C to Server Node 9,port 1
    Storage array port 3C to Server Node 10,port 0 Storage array port 4C to Server Node 10,port 1
    Storage array port 5C to Server Node 11,port 0 Storage array port 6C to Server Node 11,port 1
    Storage array port 7C to Server Node 12,port 0 Storage array port 8C to Server Node 12,port 1
    Storage array port 1D to Server Node 13,port 0 Storage array port 2D to Server Node 13,port 1
    Storage array port 3D to Server Node 14,port 0 Storage array port 4D to Server Node 14,port 1
    Storage array port 5D to Server Node 15,port 0 Storage array port 6D to Server Node 15,port 1
    Storage array port 7D to Server Node 16,port 0 Storage array port 8D to Server Node 16,port 1

    The following figure shows the back of an HCP with SAN-attached storage. The orange frames in the picture indicate the Fibre Channel ports. The Fibre Channel ports are in the same location for any other attached storage network configuration. PRI denotes primary ports and SEC denotes secondary ports.