Thursday, January 31, 2013

Setting up a NetApp FAS3020 and a DS14MK4 Shelf

This post is about setting up a NetApp FAS3020 with a Fiber Disk Shelf (the DS14MK4), being that I got these from two different places, the Head unit doesnt have an OS on it, and the shelf is "owned" by a different filer....

So in order to make this usable, we first need to connect it, as you can see in the picture below:

So as you can see, we have the blue cisco cable, which went to COM2 on my PC, you can download putty
if you dont have it already from here  and set it to 9600, 1 stop bit, no parity. as you can see in the picture below:

As far as the connectivity goes, you will need some GBIC's, 4Gb in this case as the FAS3020 only supports 4Gb, these would look like this:

Then connect a LC/LC fiber channel cable from port 0a or 0b and on the Shelf to the down arrow

If you connect another shelf, then you use the "UP" arrow and put a cable from there to the "DOWN" arrow on the next shelf.  

Then you can power up the filer and shelf, and look in the Putty window.

First off, you want to do a "license show" and to copy that somewhere, as that's your licenses for this filer, you will need that later on, after you install OnTap.

Since we have to take ownership of the disks and load up OnTap, you do a CTRL+C at boot time, then you choose number 5 which is maintenance mode, then type disk show –v

And it will also show you the system ID, the disks will show you in the output the system ID they belong to now, so you do:  disk reassign -s old_sysid -d new_sysid 

Then do mailbox destroy local the Mailbox disks store configuration information, and finally do a halt. 

Then you will be back in maintenance mode, do a “bye” and it will reboot, again CTRL+C, then choose option 4a, and it will do what it’s doing in the screenshot below:

You do this same procedure if a head unit dies and you have to change it, except it gets a little more hairy if there are two heads and they are clustered, you can read about that in this document. You will need a NetApp login, but it's just a registration.

As you can see in the screenshot, it say's it will take 1090 minutes, which is over 18 hours, however this was completed in about 1-2 hours.

Finally, we will install OnTap on this,  first put a copy of OnTap on a http server, in my case I set up a Linux
VM on a Vmware workstation:

FAS3020c> software update -f
software: You can cancel this operation by hitting Ctrl-C in the next 6 seconds.
software: Depending on system load, it may take many minutes
software: to complete this operation. Until it finishes, you will
software: not be able to use the console.
software: copying to 737_setup_e.exe
software: 100% file read from location.
software: /etc/software/737_setup_e.exe has been copied.
software: installing software, this could take a few minutes...
software: Data ONTAP Package Manager Verifier 1
software: Validating metadata entries in /etc/boot/NPM_METADATA.txt
software: Checking sha1 checksum of file checksum file: /etc/boot/NPM_FCSUM-pc_elf.sha1.asc
software: Checking sha1 file checksums in /etc/boot/NPM_FCSUM-pc_elf.sha1.asc
software: installation of 737_setup_e.exe completed.
Thu Jan 31 06:29:12 GMT [rc:info]: software: installation of 737_setup_e.exe completed.
Thu Jan 31 06:29:12 GMT [download.request:notice]: Operator requested download initiated

download: Downloading boot device
download: If upgrading from a version of Data ONTAP prior to 7.3, please ensure
download: there is at least 3% of available space on each aggregate before
download: upgrading.  Additional information can be found in the release notes.
Version 1 ELF86 kernel detected.
download: Downloading boot device (Service Area)
Thu Jan 31 06:39:11 GMT [download.requestDone:notice]: Operator requested download completed
Thu Jan 31 06:39:11 GMT [kern.shutdown:notice]: System shut down because : "reboot".

CFE version 3.1.0 based on Broadcom CFE: 1.0.40
Copyright (C) 2000,2001,2002,2003 Broadcom Corporation.
Portions Copyright (c) 2002-2006 Network Appliance, Inc.

CPU type 0xF29: 2800MHz
Total memory: 0x80000000 bytes (2048MB)

 And now, you may have to change the password, so type "password" and change the password for root,
it will ask you a bunch of questions, answer them as far as configuring the IP address, Subnet Mask and Gateway, then connect to the FilerView interface through a browser as below:

One note, is that your filer now has no licenses, and you need to get those now and add them, as well as do the other configurations, some of which are on this blog.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Boaz,
    Thanks for this great article. This is exactly what I'm trying to do. I've got FAS3020C and DS14MK2 shelf. The filer already has an OS from the previous config. However, I don't have Data Ontap software. Is there any way I can set it up using the version it came with? Can I extract it somehow or just re-configure? Any help will be much appreciated.