HowTo Setup a Brocade Switch (DS-300B)

Introduction
As a first step, a Broadcom Fibre Channel Switch has to be configured using a serial cable to set it’s IP address. After this step, all further configuration can be done using a Java Applet over any existing network connection.

Setup Assistant: http://ipaddress/ezsetup.html
Switch Manager (basic view): http://ipaddress/
Web Tools (advanced view): http://ipaddress/switchExplorer.html

Network Setup
Until August 2011, Brocade has no Windows 7 compatible Setup Software available.

  • Connect the Swich to Power Input
  • Connect WinXP Notebook with Serial Cable to Serial Port
  • Connect Notebooks LAN and Brocade Management LAN to Management Switch
  • Use the CD from the Brocade Package Box to install the Setup Software
  • Setup Software starts automatically after Installation
  • Choose Serial Connection to Setup Switch, this takes about 3 minutes to find
  • Set IP address, subnet and gateway
  • Software sends configuration to the Switch and finishes

At the end, it is not necessary to use the wizard to proceed, so select custom and exit.

Switch Setup

  • Browse to the Web Tools URL for advanced view (see Introduction of this document)
  • Login using USER “admin” and PASS “password”
  • Select “Switch Admin” to open the switch configuration menu

Enter the following information:

  • Tab “Switch”, Field “Name” à Switchname like “HOUSW9x”, click “Apply”
  • Tab “Network” à check if IP configuration is configured right
  • Tab “User”, User Name “admin” à “Change Password”, after change click “Apply”
  • Click on “Close”

Fabric Zoning

  • Browse to the Web Tools URL for advanced view (see Introduction of this document)
  • Login using USER “admin” and PASS “password”
  • Select “Zone Admin” to open the switch configuration menu
  • Expand “Ports & Attached Devices”
  • Click on “New Alias” and create an Alias for each Port using this naming scheme:
  • A_HOUESX001_PCI1 à means “Alias for HOUESX001 HBA in PCI Slot 1”
  • Select the WWN for each Port by expanding the Port multiple times, Add the last member with a WWN to the Alias
  • Select the “Zone” Tab
  • Click on “New Zone” and create an Alias for each Zone using this naming scheme:
  • Z_HOUESX001_PCI3_CX_SPA1 à means “Zone for HOUESX001 PCI1 to CX SPA Port 1”; you have to create two zones per server to connect each SP.
  • BZ_NS_Blade2_ML6000_TapeDRV0 à means “BackupZone for NS Blade 2 to Tapelibrary Drive 0”; you have to create zone each Blade to each Drive.
  • Select the “Zone Config” Tab
  • Click on “New Zone Config” and create a config with the following name convention:
  • C_SAN_Houston_20110809_comment
  • Click on “Save config” and when commited “enable config” and select the new created configuration from the dropdown list

Zoning done.

HowTo setup Celerra NDMP Backup using Symantec BackupExec

Introduction – what is NDMP
As per Wikipedia August 8th : NDMP, or Network Data Management Protocol, is a protocol invented by the NetApp and Legato companies, meant to transport data between NAS devices and backup devices. This removes the need for transporting the data through the backup server itself, thus enhancing speed and removing load from the backup server.
Most contemporary commercial, multi-platform backup software, such as Amanda, CA ARCserve, EMC Networker, EMC Avamar, Symantec Netbackup and Backup Exec (since v11d), CommVault Simpana, IBM Tivoli, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), and others support this protocol.
Celerra Configuration
Login to the control station using ssh and type the following commands.
Enable Snapsure:

server_param ALL -f NDMP -m snapsure -v 1

Enable MD5:

server_param ALL -f NDMP -m md5 -v 1

Create ndmp user on each active server:

/nas/sbin/server_user server_2 –add –md5 –password ndmp
User ID: 1000
Group ID: 1000
Home directory:
Changing password for user ndmp:
Retype new password:
/nas/sbin/server_user server_3 –add –md5 –password ndmp
User ID: 1000
Group ID: 1000
Home directory:
Changing password for user ndmp:
Retype new password:
/nas/sbin/server_user server_4 –add –md5 –password ndmp
User ID: 1000
Group ID: 1000
Home directory:
Changing password for user ndmp:
Retype new password:

Backup Exec Installation
To add the CIFS Server as NDMP Backup Source, the NDMP Connection must be entered into Backup Exec and the selected in each Selection List needed.
  • Start Backup Exec
  • Click on Menu “Tools” à “Configure Devices” à “Add NDMP Storage…”
  • As server enter the CIFS server’s IP address
  • As description enter the CIFS server’s name + “ NDMP”
  • As logon account select the “ndmp” user created on the management station
  • Click “ok” and repeat this steps for every CIFS server