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    Open-Systems Host Attachment Guide

    Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000 Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform

    Hitachi Unified Storage VM Hitachi Universal Storage Platform V/VM

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    Open-Systems Host Attachment Guide for Hitachi VSP G1000, VSP, HUS VM, USP V/VM

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    Open-Systems Host Attachment Guide for Hitachi VSP G1000, VSP, HUS VM, USP V/VM

    Contents

    Preface .................................................................................................... ix Intended audience ................................................................................................ x Product version ..................................................................................................... x Release notes ....................................................................................................... x Document revision level ........................................................................................ xi Changes in this revision ........................................................................................ xi Referenced documents ......................................................................................... xi Document conventions ......................................................................................... xii Convention for storage capacity values ................................................................. xiv Accessing product documentation ........................................................................ xiv Getting help ......................................................................................................... xv Comments ........................................................................................................... xv

    Overview of host attachment .................................................................. 1-1 About the Hitachi RAID storage systems .............................................................. 1-2 Device types ...................................................................................................... 1-3 Host queue depth ............................................................................................... 1-6 Host attachment workflow .................................................................................. 1-7

    Preparing for host attachment ................................................................ 2-1 Installation and configuration requirements ......................................................... 2-2 Installing the Hitachi RAID storage system ........................................................... 2-4 Configuring the Hitachi RAID storage system ....................................................... 2-5

    Setting the system option modes .................................................................. 2-5 Configuring the ports ................................................................................... 2-6 Setting the host modes and host mode options ............................................. 2-7

    Installing and configuring the host .................................................................... 2-12 Installing the host OS software ................................................................... 2-12 Installing the LVM software ........................................................................ 2-12 Installing the failover software ................................................................... 2-13

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    Open-Systems Host Attachment Guide for Hitachi VSP G1000, VSP, HUS VM, USP V/VM

    Installing the SNMP software ...................................................................... 2-14 Installing and configuring the host FC adapters .................................................. 2-15 Connecting the Hitachi RAID storage system to the host ..................................... 2-17 Configuring the new hosts and new LU paths ..................................................... 2-18

    AIX configuration and attachment ......................................................... 3-1 Hitachi storage system configuration for AIX operations ...................................... 3-2 Verifying new device recognition ......................................................................... 3-3 Configuring the new devices ................................................................................ 3-5

    Changing the default device parameters ........................................................ 3-5 Changing device parameters from the AIX command line ...................... 3-6

    Assigning new devices to volume groups and setting partition sizes ................ 3-7 Creating, mounting, and verifying file systems ............................................. 3-10

    Creating the file systems ...................................................................... 3-10 Mounting and verifying file systems ...................................................... 3-14

    Using the Object Data Manager with Hitachi RAID storage .................................. 3-15 Overview of ODM ....................................................................................... 3-15 ODM advantages and cautions .................................................................... 3-16 Using ODM ................................................................................................ 3-17

    Discovering new devices ...................................................................... 3-17 Deleting devices .................................................................................. 3-17 Queue depth and read/write timeout values .......................................... 3-17

    Online device installation ................................................................................... 3-18 Online LUSE configuration ................................................................................. 3-19

    Creating and mounting the file systems ....................................................... 3-19 Expanding the logical volume (LP400) ......................................................... 3-21 Expanding the file system (up to 3 GB) ....................................................... 3-22 Increasing the file system (up to 40 GB) ...................................................... 3-22

    Troubleshooting for AIX host attachment ......................................................... 3-24

    HP-UX configuration and attachment ...................................................... 4-1 Hitachi storage system configuration for HP-UX operations.................................... 4-2 Configuring the new devices ................................................................................ 4-3

    Verifying new device recognition ................................................................... 4-4 Verifying device files and the driver ............................................................... 4-7

    Creating device fil

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