Converting Hardware Management Console (HMC) 7042-CR6 or 7042-CR7 Models to RAID1

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Publication Date: 31-Oct-2012
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Abstract

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes how to set up RAID1 on your hardware management console (HMC), model 7042-CR6 or 7042-CR7 hardware appliance. During the migration, you perform a standard, from the beginning, HMC installation and restoration of your data.

The procedures in this paper are supported only on HMC machines, models 7042-CR6 and 7042-CR7. When the procedure differs between models, this paper indicates to which model the instructions apply.

This paper is intended for IT professionals, such as IBM clients, IBM Business Partners, information architects, business intelligence administrators, and database administrators.

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Table of Content

Introduction
Before you begin
Preparing for the RAID1 conversion
Configuring RAID1 on the 7042-CR6
Configuring RAID1 on the 7042-CR7
Downloading and installing HMC, service pack, and recovery media files
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Converting Hardware Management
Console (HMC) 7042-CR6 or 7042-CR7
Models to RAID1
Introduction
This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes how to set up RAID1 on your hardware
management console (HMC), model 7042-CR6 or 7042-CR7 hardware appliance. During the
migration, you perform a standard, from the beginning, HMC installation and restoration of
your data.
The procedures in this paper are supported only on HMC machines, models 7042-CR6 and
7042-CR7. When the procedure differs between models, this paper indicates to which model
the instructions apply.
This paper is intended for IT professionals, such as IBM clients, IBM Business Partners,
information architects, business intelligence administrators, and database administrators.
Before you begin
Before you begin, complete the following premigration steps to close all serviceable events:
1.Check for open service events and verify that all serviceable events, which are reported
against each host (managed server), are repaired.
2.Close the serviceable events.
Jacobo Vargas
Scott Carroll
Karyn Corneli
David Dilling
Shawn D Mohr
J L Parker
Pat Reuvers

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Preparing for the RAID1 conversion
In preparation for the conversion, back up your existing HMC data, as follows.
Backing up your existing HMC data
Save upgrade data to use for a restore operation, and create a profile backup as an additional
precaution for saving your configuration.
Use the following procedure:
1.Expand Systems Management and select Servers.
2.Select the first managed system by select the check box in next to the server name.
3.Under Tasks, expand Configuration, and then expand Manage Partition Data.
4.Select Backup.
5.In the Profile Data Backup pane, type a name for the backup file, and click OK.
A pop-up pane confirms that the profile data was backed up.
6.Click OK.
7.Repeat steps 1 - 6 for each additional system managed by this HMC.
After you have a partition data backup for each managed system, proceed to step 8
8.Prepare media to use for the Save Upgrade Data task; you need either a DVD-RAM, or a
USB flash drive:
a.DVD-RAM:
Insert a formatted DVD-RAM media into the DVD drive.
b.USB flash drive (available if HMC is currently V7.3.5 or later):
Plug the flash drive into a USB port on the front of the HMC.
The flash drive must be formatted FAT32, and cannot be partitioned or protected by
password. Wait until you hear three beeps (approximately one minute) for the HMC to
detect the flash drive.
9.Select HMC Management.
10.Select Save Upgrade Data.
11.Select media type (DVD or USB flash drive), click Next, and then click Finish.
12.Wait for the Save Upgrade Data task to complete.
If the task fails, contact your next level of support before proceeding.
If the task is successful, use the following optional procedure to verify the data:
a.Open a restricted shell terminal as follows:
i.Select HMC Management.
ii.Select Open restricted Shell Terminal.
Attention: You may use the same DVD-RAM that was used to back up HMC data;
any existing backup will
not
be overwritten. In contrast, if the DVD-RAM you are
using has not been formatted previously, format it by selecting Format Media,
Format DVD-RAM, and then click OK. Select Backup/restore, then click Format.
The format operation will
delete all existing data
.

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b.Mount the media:
i.Run the lsmediadev command to determine the mount point.
In the following example, the CD/DVD mount point is /media/cdrom; the USB flash
drive is /media/sda1:
device=/dev/cdrom,mount_point=/media/cdrom,type=1,description=CD/DVD
device=/dev/fd0,mount_point=/media/floppy,type=2,description=internal
diskette drive
device=/dev/hda,type=6,description=internal hard disk drive
device=/dev/sda1,mount_point=/media/sda1,type=3,description=USB flash
memory device
ii.Run the mount <mount point> command (using our example, this is mount
/media/cdrom for the CD/DVD; mount /media/sda1 for the USB flash drive).
c.Run the ls –l <mount point> command using the same mount point as in step b.
d.Verify that there are five .tar files with the following names:
ACMSaveData.tar
RSCTSaveUpgrade.tar
SaveCCFWUpgradeData.tar
SaveHSCSystemUpgradeData.tar
SaveProfileDataUpgrade.tar
If any of these .tar files is missing, contact your next level of support
e.Issue the umount <mount point> command by using the same mount point as in step b.
The Save Upgrade Data task is now complete.
f.Remove the DVD-RAM or USB flash drive, and insert V7.7.6 recovery media MH01326
volume 1 into the DVD-RAM drive.
You can now proceed to installing the additional drive and setting up the Integrated Mirror
(RAID1) volume, (described in “Configuring RAID1 on the 7042-CR6”).
Configuring RAID1 on the 7042-CR6
This section applies to HMC model 7042-CR6 only. Instructions follow for installing a second
physical drive, deleting an Integrated Striping (IS) volume (RAID0), and setting up the
Integrated Management (IM) volume (RAID1).
To configure RAID1 on the 7042-CR7, see “Configuring RAID1 on the 7042-CR7” on page 6.
Installing the second physical drive
Before setting up your RAID1 volume on the HMC, perform the miscellaneous equipment
specification (MES) upgrade to add the second disk for mirroring. Any model 7042-CR6 that
was previously used as an SDMC will already have two disks installed. If your 7042-CR6 was
an SDMC appliance that was converted to an HMC appliance, skip this task and go to
“Deleting an Integrated Striping (IS) volume (RAID0) for previous SDMC installations” on
page 4.
Note: The Save Upgrade Data task saves to the hard drive on the HMC and the
DVD-RAM or USB flash drive. The Save Upgrade Data task on the media is used
only to recover from an unexpected error under the direction of support personnel.

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To install the physical drive, complete the following steps:
1.From the HMC GUI, click HMC Management, click Shutdown or Restart, select the
Shutdown HMC radio button, and then click OK.
2.Remove the filler panel from the empty drive bay, for example, <bay number 0?>.
3.Touch the static-protective package that contains the drive to any unpainted metal surface
on the server; then, remove the drive from the package and place it on a static-protective
surface.
4.Install the hard disk drive in <drive bay 1> drive bay:
a.Make sure that the tray handle is in the open (unlocked) position.
b.Align the drive assembly with the guide rails in the bay.
c.Gently push the drive assembly into the bay until the drive stops.
Deleting an Integrated Striping (IS) volume (RAID0) for previous SDMC
installations
If your 7042-CR6 was converted from SDMC, it will already have two disk drives configured
as an IS or RAID0 volume. We need to delete this volume before configuring the Integrated
Management (IM) or RAID1 volume.
To delete the IM volume, complete the following steps:
1.Power on the HMC appliance.
2.After the selection pane opens during the restart operation, press F1 key to go to Setup.
3.Select System Settings.
4.Select Adapters and UEFI Drivers.
5.Select the LSI Logic Fusion MPT SAS Driver.
6.From the LSI Logic MPT Setup Utility menu, select the SAS1064e driver.
7.Select RAID Properties in the SAS1064E Adapter Properties pane.
8.Select Manage Array in the View Array pane.
9.Select Delete Array in the Manage Array pane.
10.Select Y to delete the array and exit to the Adapter Properties pane.
Setting up the Integrated Management (IM) volume (RAID1)
This task guides you through the HMC BIOS to configure the LSI Logic Fusion Adapter for
RAID1. If you just completed deleting an Integrated Striping volume for previous SDMC
installations, you might be in the Adapter Properties pane of the LSI Logic MPT Setup Utility
and can skip to step 7.
1.Power on the HMC appliance.
2.After the selection pane opens during the restart operation, press F1 to go to Setup.
3.Select System Settings.
4.Select Adapters and UEFI Drivers.
Compile the List of Drivers menu: If this menu is shown, press the Enter key.

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5.Select the LSI Logic Fusion MPT SAS Driver.
6.From the LSI Logic MPT Setup Utility menu, select the SAS1064e driver.
7.Select RAID Properties in the SAS1064E Adapter Properties pane.
8.Select Create IM Volume on the Select New Array Type pane.
9.Use the arrow keys to move to the RAID DISK column, and press the Spacebar to toggle
the value to Yes for each HDD that is listed; set the RAID DISK column value to Yes.
10.From the Create and Save New Array menu, select Save Changes.
11.Exit the menu and press Enter.
12.Press Esc to exit LSI MPT setup utility.
13.Press Esc to exit the previous menu.
14.Select Exit the Configuration Utility and Restart.
15.Press Enter when prompted to stop the controller: The action required is
Stop Controller YES(Enter) / NO (Esc).
16.Press Esc three times to exit setup.
17.Press the Y key to exit setup completely.
Compile List of Drivers menu: If this menu is shown, press the Enter key.
Ensure correct installation: This step lists the two hard disk drives (HDDs) that are
installed in the HMC appliance. Check for the HDD listings and ensure that the two
HDDs are correctly installed.
Notes:
The order in which you carry out the next step dictates the primary and secondary
drives in the RAID volume.
When toggling the first selection, you will be asked to delete or migrate existing data.
The SAS1064E adapter does not support migration, so select D – Overwrite
existing data here

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Configuring RAID1 on the 7042-CR7
This section applies only to HMC model 7042-CR7. Instructions follow for installing a second
physical drive, deleting the pre-existing RAID0 virtual drive, and setting up the RAID1 virtual
drive.
To configure RAID1 on the 7042-CR6, see “Configuring RAID1 on the 7042-CR6” on page 3.
Installing the second physical drive
Before setting up your RAID1 volume on the HMC, perform the MES upgrade to add the
second disk for mirroring.
To install the physical drive, complete the following steps:
1.From the HMC GUI, click HMC Management, click Shutdown or Restart, select the
Shutdown HMC radio button, and then click OK.
2.Remove the filler panel from the empty drive bay <bay number 1>.
3.Touch the static-protective package that contains the drive to any unpainted metal surface
on the server; then, remove the drive from the package and place it on a static-protective
surface.
4.Install the hard disk drive in <bay number 1> drive bay:
a.Make sure that the tray handle is in the open (unlocked) position.
b.Align the drive assembly with the guide rails in the bay.
c.Gently push the drive assembly into the bay until the drive stops.
Deleting the pre-existing RAID0 virtual drive
If your 7042-CR7 was previously installed with HMC code, it will already have a defined virtual
drive set up as a RAID0 volume. We need to delete this volume before creating the RAID1
volume.
To delete the original virtual drive, complete the following steps:
1.Power on the HMC appliance.
2.After the selection pane opens during the restart operation, press F1 to go to the Setup
Utility.
3.Select System Settings.
4.Select Storage.
5.Select the LSI MegaRAID <ServeRAID M5110> Configuration Utility.
6.Select Virtual Drive Management.
7.Select Select Virtual Drive Operations.

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8.Select Delete Virtual Drive as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1 Select Virtual Drive Operations pane: Deleting a virtual drive
9.Select Confirm and press the Spacebar to toggle the check box.
10.Select Yes.
11.Select OK.
12.Exit the Select Virtual Drive Operations pane (press Esc).
13.Exit the Virtual Drive Management pane (press Esc).
Setting up the RAID1 virtual drive
This task guides you through the creation of a RAID1 virtual drive. If you just completed
deleting the pre-existing RAID0 virtual drive, you might already be viewing the Configuration
Options pane of the LSI MegaRAID Configuration Utility and can skip to step 7.
1.Power on the HMC appliance.
2.After the selection pane opens during the restart operation, press F1 to go to Setup Utility.
3.Select System Settings.
4.Select Storage.
5.Select the LSI MegaRAID <ServeRAID M5110> Configuration Utility.
6.Select Virtual Drive Management.
7.Select Create Configuration.
Select Virtual Drive Operations
Select Virtual Drive
Start Locate
Stop Locate
Delete Virtual Drive
Secure Virtual Drive
Expand Virtual Drive
VIRTUAL DRIVE OPERATIONS:
Virtual Drive Operation
Start Operation
Stop Operation
<Virtual Drive 0:
RAID1, 464GB, Optimal>
<Fast
Initialization>
Deletes the virtual
drive.
<Enter>=Select Entry <ESC>=Exit Setup

=Move Highlight


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8.Select Select RAID Level and select RAID1, as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2 Create Configuration pane: Selecting the RAID level
9.Select Select Drives.
Create Configuration
Save Configuration
Select RAID Level
Secure Virtual Drive
Select Drives From
Select Drives
CONFIGURE VIRTUAL DRIVE PARAMETERS
Virtual Drive Name
Virtual Drive Size Unit
Strip Size
Read Policy
Write Policy
I/O Policy
Access Policy
_
<GB>
<128 KB>
<Adaptive>
<WBack>
<Direct>
<Read/Write>
Selects the desired
RAID level. RAID
levels that can be
configured are 0, 1,
5, 6 (if supported),
10, 50, and 60 (if
supported).
RAID 0 -- uses drive
striping to provide
high data throughput,
especially for large
files in an
<Enter>=Complete Entry Esc=Exit
<RAID0>
[ ]
<Unconfigured
Capacity>
RAID0
RAID1
↑↓
=Move Highlight
↑↓

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10.Verify that both drives are listed and select Check All as shown in Figure 3.
Figure 3 Select Drives pane: Selecting the drives
11.Select Apply Changes.
12.Select OK at the Success pane.
Select Drives
Apply Changes
Select Media Type
Select Interface Type
CHOOSE UNCONFIGURED DRIVES:
Drive Port 4 - 7:01:00:
SATA, 464GB, Unconfigured
Good
Drive Port 4 - 7:01:01:
SATA, 464GB, Unconfigured
Good
Check All
Uncheck All
Apply Changes
Selects all drives.
<Enter>=Select Entry <ESC>=Exit Setup
<HDD>
<Both>
[ ]
[ ]

=Move Highlight


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13.Select Save Configuration as shown in Figure 4.
Figure 4 Create Configuration pane: Saving the configuration
14.At the Warning pane, select Confirm and press the Spacebar to toggle the check box.
15.Select Yes.
16.Select OK at the Success pane.
A message indicates that additional virtual drives cannot be created because of
insufficient capacity. The reasons is because all available drives have now been allocated
to the new virtual drive.
17.Press the Esc key to close the message.
The Virtual Drive Management pane does not refresh after the creation of the virtual drive,
and, as a result, all operations are displayed but are not available (disabled). The next step
addresses this issue.
18.Exit back to the Configuration Options pane by pressing the Esc key.
19.Select Virtual Drive Management.
20.Select Select Virtual Drive Operations.
Create Configuration
Save Configuration
Select RAID Level
Secure Virtual Drive
Select Drives From
Select Drives
CONFIGURE VIRTUAL DRIVE PARAMETERS
Virtual Drive Name
Virtual Drive Size
Virtual Drive Size Unit
Strip Size
Read Policy
Write Policy
I/O Policy
_
<464>
<GB>
<128 KB>
<Adaptive>
<WBack>
<Direct>
Submits the changes
made to the entire
form and creates a
virtual drive with the
specified parameters.
<Enter>=Select Entry <ESC>=Exit Setup
<RAID1>
[ ]
<Unconfigured
Capacity>
↑↓
=Move Highlight
↑↓

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21.Verify that the Virtual Drive Operation is set to Fast Initialization and select Start
Operation as shown in Figure 5.
Figure 5 Select Virtual Drive Operations pane: Starting the operation
22.At the Warning pane, select Confirm and press the Spacebar to toggle the check box.
23.Select Yes.
24.Select OK at the Success pane.
25.The operation completes quickly, and you can exit the setup utility by pressing the Esc key
until you reach the exit confirmation panel, as shown in Figure 6.
Figure 6 Exiting the setup utility
26.Press the Y key to exit the Setup Utility.
27.Proceed to the next section (“Downloading and installing HMC, service pack, and recovery
media files” on page 12).
Select Virtual Drive Operations
Select Virtual Drive
Start Locate
Stop Locate
Delete Virtual Drive
Secure Virtual Drive
Expand Virtual Drive
VIRTUAL DRIVE OPERATIONS:
Virtual Drive Operation
Start Operation
Stop Operation
<Virtual Drive 0:
RAID1, 464GB, Optimal>
<Fast
Initialization>
Starts the operation
for the selected
virtual drive. The
start operation is
disabled if there is
an operation in
progress.
<Enter>=Select Entry <ESC>=Exit Setup

=Move Highlight

Do you want to exit Setup Utility ?
<Y> Exit Setup Utility
<ESC> Return to Setup Utility

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Downloading and installing HMC, service pack, and recovery
media files
If you have the Recovery Media for the HMC V7R760, proceed to “Installing the HMC and
service pack files” on page 12. Otherwise, to download the HMC recovery media, service
pack (SP) files and fixes, use the steps in the following sections.
Downloading the HMC recovery media, service pack files, and fixes
To download the HMC .iso images, recovery media, and the latest SP files and fixes,
complete the following steps:
1.Open a browser and navigate to IBM Fix Central:
http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/options
2.Select the following information:
a.For the Product Group: Systems
b.For Systems: Power
c.For the Product: Firmware, SDMC, and HMC
3.For the Machine type-model: Select the machine type and model for one of the systems to
be managed by the HMC.
4.Click Continue.
5.Click the radio button for the HMC Firmware option, and click Continue.
6.For the HMC firmware release levels, select at least the minimum, supported release of
V7.R7.6.0.
7.From the HMC Package Selection, select the Recovery Image, latest service pack, and
available fixes.
8.Log in with your IBM ID to download the files.
Installing the HMC and service pack files
You can use the recovery DVD to reinstall the HMC. After you reinstall the HMC machine
code, and if you had optionally created a backup to recover critical console information, you
can restore that profile data now.
To reinstall the HMC machine code, you must be a member of one of the following roles:
Super administrator
Operator
Service representative
To reinstall the HMC machine code, complete the following: steps
1.Shut down and power off the HMC. For full details, visit the following location:
http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/powersys/v3r1m5/topic/p7eav/areavreboot.htm
2.Insert the recovery media into the DVD drive.
Unknown password: If the password is unknown, reset the password by using the
instructions at:
http://www-912.ibm.com/s_dir/slkbase.NSF/DocNumber/362731655

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3.Power on the HMC (it will boot from the media). The Backup/Upgrade/Restore/Install pane
opens.
4.Select the Install option, and click Next.
5.Select Install from media, and then click Next.
6.After the first DVD completes the installation, follow the on-screen instructions to remove
the disk media from the DVD drive and press any key to reboot the HMC.
7.When prompted to install the additional media, select 1 - Install additional software from
media.
8.After installing the additional software, select 2 - Restore Upgrade Data from DVD-RAM
media.
9.When the restore is completed, install the service pack and fixes that were obtained in
“Downloading the HMC recovery media, service pack files, and fixes” on page 12
(instructions for each service pack and fix are available from IBM Fix Central at
http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/options
The team who wrote this paper
This paper was produced by a team of specialists from around the world working at the
International Technical Support Organization (ITSO), Poughkeepsie Center.
Jacobo Vargas is an HMC Product Engineer in the United States. Jacobo has 12 years of
experience in the field of systems software development and support. Jacobo holds a BS
degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. His areas of
expertise include IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager, IBM AIX®, HMC, and SDMC. Jacobo has
written extensively about AIX and HMC topics.
Scott Carroll is a Firmware Engineering Professional and the Systems Management on
Power Program Manager in Austin, Texas, in the United States. Scott authored and
contributed to many IBM Redbooks, IBM Redpapers™ publications, and white papers on a
wide range of topics.
Karyn Corneli is an HMC and SDMC Product Engineer in the United States. Karyn has 11
years of experience with the HMC product. Karyn has worked at IBM for 15 years. Karyn
holds a BS degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona,
Tucson. Her areas of expertise include ADSTAR Distributed Storage Manager (ADSM), IBM
Tivoli Storage Manager, SP, IBM AIX, the HMC, and the SDMC. Karyn has written extensively
about HMC topics.
David Dilling is a Senior Software Engineer in the United States. David has 29 years of
experience in IBM. He holds a BS degree in Computer and Electrical Engineering from the
University of Cincinnati. David’s areas of expertise include the HMC, SDMC, IBM i, and IBM
PowerVM®. He has written many IBM support documents for those areas.
Shawn D Mohr is a Senior Software Engineer in the United States. He has 11 years of
experience in IBM. He holds a BS degree in Management Information Systems from Iowa
State University. His areas of expertise include the HMC, SDMC, and IBM i. Shawn has
written many IBM support documents for those areas.

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J L Parker is an IBM Power Systems™ Product Manager in the United States. He has 10
years of experience in IBM. He holds a BS degree in English from Utah State University. JL’s
areas of expertise include the HMC, SDMC, AIX, and PowerVM.
Pat Reuvers is a Process Engineer in the United States. He has 29 years of experience in
IBM. He holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and
an MS degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Pat’s
areas of expertise include all phases of manufacturing new product introduction and
production in the areas of operation, including order logistics, build, test, packaging,
scheduling, planning, and procurement.
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