It is no secret that we are working on a commodity based 2 node Hyper-V Cluster to put our SMB clients into the running for high availability server systems.
As a result, Huawei Symantec (Huawei is pronounced: Wah-Way) graciously sent us one of their new entry level direct attached storage units the Oceanspace S2600.
Once we had the S2600 out of the box and on the bench we plugged the supplied RJ45 to Serial Cable into our Tecra S10’s serial port and fired up TeraTerm using the default settings. We made sure to have controller A’s network connection plugged in as well.
Once the unit finished its first boot sequence we needed to change the default IP address using the serial connection.
- Oceanspace S2600 default username and password:
- Oceanspace S2600 default network settings:
- IP: 192.168.128.101 or 102
- Subnet: 255.255.0.0
- Oceanspace S2600 Serial settings:
- Bits per second: 115200, Data bits: 8, Parity: None, Stop bits: 1, Flow: None.
To change the default IP address we logged into the command line on our Tecra and ran the following command:
- chgctrlip –c A –a 192.168.95.210 –s 255.255.255.0 –g 192.168.95.1
Once we had a successful IP change we were able to bring up the Oceanspace ISM:
Once we clicked on the Launch Oceanspace ISM link we needed to allow a file download which lead to:
We were then prompted for a Windows Firewall exception. Once made:
We left the default at English.
Despite being launched from the Oceanspace S2600’s web page found at the assigned IP address we had to go through a discovery process once into the ISM:
The device was promptly found:
We were then into the ISM console itself:
Now the next step will be to set up the storage subsystem and see how the S2600 hooks up to our 2 Intel Server Systems via SAS and set up a Hyper-V cluster for some performance testing.
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