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Virtual Storage Platform F400, F600 controller

The Virtual Storage Platform F400, F600 models are equipped with dual controllers for communicating with a data host.

Each controller includes the following internal components such as a processor, dual in-line cache memory modules (DIMMs), cache flash memory (CFM), battery, and fans. The controller has an Ethernet connection for out-of-band management using Hitachi Device Manager - Storage Navigator. If the data path through one controller fails, all drives remain available to data hosts using a redundant data path through the other controller. The controller is equipped with LED indicators for monitoring its operating conditions and notifying possible component replacement.

CBLM controller

The CBLM controller includes specific functional LEDs located on the front and rear of controller and power supplies to provide its operating status.

CBLM with front panel bezel

The following table describes the definitions of the CBLM controller front panel bezel LEDs.

Number

Item

Description

1

POWER LED

Green: Storage system is powered on.

Amber: Storage system is receiving power.

2

READY LED

Green: Normal operation.

3 LED

Off: Normal operation.

Amber: Component requires maintenance.

Blink: Failure requires maintenance.

Note: When System Option Mode 1097 is set to ON, the WARNING LED does not blink, even if the following failure service information messages (SIM) are issued: 452xxx, 462xxx, 3077xx, 4100xx, and 410100.

LED might turn off during user maintenance.

4

ALARM LED

Off: Normal operation.

Red: Processor failure (system might be down). For assistance, contact customer support: https://support.hitachivantara.com/en_us/contact-us.html.

5

POWER ON/OFF (main switch)

Powers the storage system.

6

Lock

Locks and unlocks the front panel bezel by using the supplied key.

Note Removing a controller can cause the POWER, READY, WARNING, and ALARM LEDs on the front panel to turn off. These LEDs return to the on status after the storage system recovers from the controller replacement.

CBLM front panel LEDs (without bezel)

The following table describes the definitions of the CBLM controller front panel LEDs.

Number

Item

Description

1

POWER ON/OFF (main switch)

Powers the storage system.

2

POWER, READY, WARNING, and ALARM LEDs

Note: When System Option Mode 1097 is set to ON, the WARNING LED does not blink, even if the following failure service information messages (SIM) are issued: 452xxx, 462xxx, 3077xx, 4100xx, and 410100.

3 Controllers

Controller 1 (bottom) and Controller 2 (top).

4

Backup module

N/A
5 LED

Green: Power restoration in progress following power outage.

Fast blink green: Restoring.

Slow blink green: Restoring, or sequential shutdown in progress.

6

Cache flash memory

N/A
7

ALM LED (for cache flash memory)

Red: Cache flash memory can be removed.

8

CTL ALM LED

Red: Controller can be removed.

Blink red: Failure with the power supply unit of the controller.

Amber: LAN reset switch was pressed.

9

LAN-RST switch

Use only when instructed by customer support.

10

STATUS LED (for BKMF)

Green: Charging of the battery in the backup module is complete.

Red: Backup module can be removed.

Blink red one time: Main battery failure.

Blink red two times: Backup battery failure.

Blink red three times: Both batteries failed or preventive maintenance replacement of batteries can run.

Off: Battery is not mounted, battery-mounting failure occurred, or firmware is being upgraded. Off is normal status for configurations without batteries (for example, BKMF-10 and BKMF-20).

CBLM rear panel

The following table describes the definitions of the CBLM controller rear panel LEDs.

Number

Item

1

Power supply unit

2

Front end module

3

Back end module

4

LAN blade

Rear view (includes NAS modules)

Number

Item

1

NAS module

2

Front end module

3

Back end module

4

LAN blade

5

Power supply unit

CBLM power supply unit LEDs and connectors

The following table lists the definitions of the CBLM power supply unit LEDs and connectors.

Number

Item

Description

1

ALM / RDY LED

Red: Power supply unit can be replaced.

2

Receptacle

Connects to the power cable provided with the storage system.

3

RDY LED

Green: Normal operation.

Host, Network, and Drive Tray Ports and LEDs

The controllers are equipped with specific interfaces for connecting, powering, configuring, and managing the storage system. The component LEDs display the operating status of the storage system.

Front end module descriptions

The following front end modules are available for the controllers. The LEDs display the operating status of the module.

10-Gbps iSCSI board LEDs and connectors (optical)

Number

Item

Description

1

STATUS LED

Green: Front end module is in the power-on state.

Red: Front end module can be removed safely.

2

PORT LED

Red: Small form factor pluggable can be removed.

Blue: Normal link status.

Blink blue: Front end module is in communication status.

3

iSCSI connectors

Connect to Ethernet cables.

10-Gbps iSCSI board LEDs and connectors (copper)

Number

Item

Description

1

STATUS LED

Green: Front end module is in the power-on state.

Red: Front end module can be removed safely.

2

PORT (Link/Speed) LED

Yellow: 1-Gbps link.

Green: 10-Gbps link.

Off: No link connection.

3

PORT LED

Green: Link connection is established.

Blinking: Communication is in progress.

Off: No link connection or not ready to communicate.

4

iSCSI connectors

Connect to Ethernet cables.

8-Gbps, 16-Gbps, or 32-Gbps Fibre Channel (4-port) board LEDs and connectors

Table 1: 8-Gbps Fibre Channel

Number

Item

Description

1

Fibre Channel connectors

Connect to Fibre Channel cables.

2

STATUS LED

Green: Front end module is in power-on state.

Red: Front end module can be removed safely.

3

PORT LED

Red: Small form factor pluggable can be removed.

Blue: Normal link status at 8-Gbps.

Green: Normal link status at 2-Gbps or 4-Gbps.

Table 2: 32-Gbps, 16-Gbps Fibre Channel

Number

Item

Description

1

Fibre Channel connectors

Connect to Fibre Channel cables.

2

STATUS LED

Green: Front end module is in power-on state.

Red: Front end module can be removed safely.

3

PORT LED

Red: Small form factor pluggable can be removed.

Blue: Normal link status at 16-Gbps (16-Gbps).

Blue: Normal link status at 32-Gbps (32-Gbps).

Green: Normal link status at 4-Gbps or 8-Gbps (16-Gbps).

Green: Normal link status at 8-Gbps or 16-Gbps (32-Gbps).

Port assignments

CHB number

8-Gbps, 16-Gbps, or 32-Gbps Fibre Channel ports (left to right)

Port 1

Port 2

Port 3

Port 4

CHB-1A

1A

3A

5A

7A

CHB-1B

1B

3B

5B

7B

CHB-1C

1C

3C

5C

7C

CHB-1D

1D

3D

5D

7D

CHB-1E

1E

3E

5E

7E

CHB-1F

1F

3F

5F

7F

CHB-1G

1G

3G

5G

7G

CHB-1H

1H

3H

5H

7H

CHB-2A

2A

4A

6A

8A

CHB-2B

2B

4B

6B

8B

CHB-2C

2C

4C

6C

8C

CHB-2D

2D

4D

6D

8D

CHB-2E

2E

4E

6E

8E

CHB-2F

2F

4F

6F

8F

CHB-2G

2G

4G

6G

8G

CHB-2H

2H

4H

6H

8H

16-Gbps Fibre Channel (2-port) board LEDs and connectors

Number

Item

Description

1

STATUS LED

Green: Front end module is in the power-on state.

Red: Front end module can be removed safely.

2

PORT LED

Red: Small form factor pluggable can be removed.

Blue: Normal link status at 16-Gbps.

Green: Normal link status at 4-Gbps or 8-Gbps.

3

Fibre Channel connectors

Connect to Fibre Channel cables.

Port assignments

CHB number

16-Gbps Fibre Channel ports (left to right)

Port 1

Port 2

CHB-1A

1A

3A

CHB-1B

1B

3B

CHB-1C

1C

3C

CHB-1D

1D

3D

CHB-1E

1E

3E

CHB-1F

1F

3F

CHB-1G

1G

3G

CHB-1H

1H

3H

CHB-2A

2A

4A

CHB-2B

2B

4B

CHB-2C

2C

4C

CHB-2D

2D

4D

CHB-2E

2E

4E

CHB-2F

2F

4F

CHB-2G

2G

4G

CHB-2H

2H

4H

LAN blade LEDs and connectors

LAN blade

Number

Item

Description

1

ACT LED

Green: Data is being transferred.
2

LINK LED

Green: Link status is normal.
3

LAN 2

LAN port used by the user.

4

LAN 1

Maintenance LAN port used by service personnel.

5

LAN ALARM LED

Red: LAN blade can be removed.

6

Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) port

N/A

Back-end module LEDs and connectors

The back-end module LEDs display the operating status of the module.

Number

Item

Description

1 STATUS LED

Green: Back end module is in the power-on state.

Red: Back end module can be removed safely.

2 PORT LED Blue: Link status is normal.
3 PATH 0 connector Connect to a drive tray.
4 PATH 1 connector Connects to a drive tray.