Informacion para Tecnicos de Sistemas y Microinformatica
FibreCAT N40i with Windows Storage Server 2003 is an optimized file server based on Microsoft Windows
technology that is designed for high reliability, availability, and ease of management.
The base for this system is Microsoft Windows Server 2003 ‘ Standard Edition operating system with
additionally installed Server Appliance Kit (SAK) 3.0. SAK allows complete administration of almost the
whole system using Internet Explorer.
Supported network protocols are
· Apple Talk
· NCP (with SfN)
The intention of this readme is to help owners of the FibreCAT N40i to be successful in installation and
administration. It describes the main steps to do the job, but does not detail any system features, neither
for the hardware nor the underlying Microsoft Windows operating system. To get more information
refer to the documentation mentioned at the end of this readme
The system is factory preinstalled and ready to use. If the system is just powered on without doing
anything else, it will start and configure itself with default parameters. That means, the system
gets a default name, sets the password to fibrecat, configures both onboard Ethernet ports to assign
IP addresses from a DHCP pool, and joins itself to workgroup WORKGROUP. If you don t like
these settings, continue reading paragraph Setting Configuration Parameters.
Do not power on without prepared configuration media if you do not want default settings.
Because the FibreCAT N40i is factory preinstalled, it can be put into operation just after unpacking. If
the system is just powered on, it will get a default configuration as described in paragraph Preface.
Supposed, a system configuration with customized settings is preferred, there must be a file
sysprep.inf supplied during system configuration phase. This is done by plugging in an USB device
(Floppy or Memory Stick) to an USB port, which contains the configuration data.
How this will be accomplished is described in paragraph Setting Configuration Parameters.
The time required for setting up a preinstalled FibreCAT N40i will be around 10 minutes for configuration
and 2 reboots, the initial boot after power on and the final boot.
On delivery the FibreCAT N40i is factory preinstalled.
If for some circumstance it may be necessary to install the system again from scratch, you have to
install and configure the operating system by yourself using the provided DVD.
To perform a complete (re)installation do the following steps:
1. Put the DVD into the corresponding drive and power on the system.
If customized system configuration is required, prepare prior powering on the system an USB
device which holds a file sysprep.inf as described in paragraph: Setting Configuration Parameters.
2. Wait for round about 15 minutes when the system copies data from the DVD to the disks and
calculates checksums of all copied data.
3. The system automatically reboots and performs the final configuration, which will last additional
10 minutes. During this step either
a.) the default configuration will be done, or
b.) if the file sysprep.inf is present on an USB device the customized configuration will be performed.
After finishing these three steps, administration can be done over LAN using the Internet Explorer.
All above mentioned steps are explained here in detail.
For further reading see paragraph FibreCAT Deployment / Re-Installation and Appendix A
There is the possibility to configure the FibreCAT N40i with customized configuration data. Therefore
an USB device (Floppy or Memory Stick) must be supplied which contains a file sysprep.inf with the
configuration data. Here will be described how to create the sysprep.inf file.
Insert the DVD into a Microsoft Windows system (PC) and wait for starting the DVD automatically. This
will first open a command window showing some additional instructions and afterwards it will start the
configuration tool CfgEdit.exe. CfgEdit will guide through all necessary steps to create a functional
Important: Carefully choose the configuration parameters you enter. Wrong input might leave the
system in non-operable state during the setup later!
The following screenshots of CfgEdit.exe will show you which parameters you®ll have to enter.
Welcome screen of CfgEdit.exe:
Following the “Next® button you are prompted to specify whether you want to create a new configuration
file (answer file) or if you want to change an existing one:
Browse at this point to the drive letter of the DVD on the system used. There is a default file
sysprep.inf in the directory ”Deploy–which should be used as base for further editing.
Next the default user name and organization have to be entered:
Next step is to define computer name and the administrator password:
Remember computer name and password!
You®ll need these values to be able to log in to your FibreCAT N40i later.
Take care of your password! It will appear as clear text in the configuration file. So you should later
change the password when the system runs.
Next network configuration has to be done:
Here you can select only two network adapters. The network interfaces mentioned here are the two
Gigabit ports which reside on the system board. If there are additional adapters in the system, you
must configure them later when the FibreCAT N40i runs. It can be done using the Web-GUI or remote
In the next steps you will be guided through the network configuration for both ports. If no actions are
taken, i.e. the default settings are used, the system tries to configure DHCP network addresses. It®s
possible to use static and/or dynamic addresses on different ports.
After port 1 is finished port 2 will follow.
You should be familiar with network administration from a normal Windows Server 2003 system. For
example you can enter a fixed value for the IP address:
Fill in whatever settings are necessary in your environment. Configure WINS/DHCP as needed.
Acknowledge by clicking OK and go on. The next step is to select the domain/workgroup your
FibreCAT N40i will belong to.
At this point you can configure the system to be a member of a workgroup. If you plan to use the FibreCAT
N40i in a domain, do the necessary changes on the running system within the User Interface.
See using the Network à Identification tabs, as explained later in this document.
After you have specified this, you®ve to choose the correct time zone:
After that you have to save the configuration file:
Select in this form the location and filename of the attached USB device, choose the correct drive
letter for the USB device and keep in mind that the filename must be sysprep.inf. The system configuration
with customized user data will only succeed if the configuration file is named sysprep.inf and is present on
the root directory of the corresponding device.
With the «Next» button you´ll reach the last screen CfgEdit.exe:
Click Finish to leave the program.
To open an existing configuration file to make changes is possible at any time. The configuration file
can also be edited with text editors to do special adjustments not supported within CfgEdit. Additional
settings will not be affected by CfgEdit.
After preparing the USB device with the file sysprep.inf, plug the device into the FibreCAT N40i.
Now power on the system. It is important that this is the first time the FibreCAT N40i is powered up – otherwise
default parameters will already be applied (see Preface).
· Mini setup starts automatically – taking the configuration parameters from file sysprep.inf
If the configuration file is incorrect the system might stall in this phase and you might have to
connect keyboard/mouse and monitor if you want to see what happens (see also Troubleshooting).
· Second boot is initiated automatically – it´s the final boot to running FibreCAT N40i
– The FibreCAT N40i is now accessible via network
After finishing this configuration phase, the remaining disk space on the system disk and the data disk
(on the RAID 5 array) will be partitioned and formatted with NTFS file systems. Their names will be
SYSBACKUP and NASDATA. See also chapter Disk Layout
Power on the system and put the DVD into the drive. Don`t let elapse too much time from powering on
until closing the CD-ROM tray! The system could run into trouble when no media to boot from is found!
Installation of the desired software will start automatically. There is no user interaction required.
While the installation is running you can follow the process on the LocalView display. If a monitor is
connected you can see the ongoing activities on the monitor, too.
For your understanding here the actions during this deployment phase:·
– Booting from DVD and preparing system for installation
– Check whether first installation or reinstallation is requested
Output on LCD panel (2ª line ) during this phase » Running nas.sh «
– If new installation: create RAID 1 and, if desired RAID 5 volumes
– partition hard disks
LCD panel shows » running fdisk «
– Copy GlobalFlash service partition abd system partition
LCD panel shows » copy service partit» , » copy NAS part.part1 » , and » copy NAS part.part2 «
– Calculate and compare checksums of installed image files
LCD: » calculating checksum «
– Eject CD ( user may remove it )
LCD: » copy done » , » Installation done! «
– Second boot – booting Windows Storage Server 2003 from disk
– Mini setup is started automatically and takes the optional supplied configuration file sysprep.inf
from the USB device as input.
If the configuration file is incorrect the system might stall in this phase and you might have to
connect keyboard/mouse and monitor if you want to see what happens (see also Troubleshooting )
– Third boot – final boot to running FibreCAT N40i
– The FibreCAT N40i is now accessible via network
– If plugged in, the USB device may now be removed
The installation creates a RAID 1 array for GlobalFlash service partition and system partition on two of
the disks. The service partition has a capacity of 150 Mbytes and the system partition of ~3 Gbytes.
During the final configuration the system partition will be extended to 10.5 Gbytes.
If there are four additional disks in the FibreCAT N40i chassis a RAID 5 array is created. This logical
disk is NTFS-formatted and has the volume name NASDATA (see also chapter Disk Layout )
After finishing the configuration phase, when the system starts the final boot, the remaining disk space
on the system disk will be partitioned and formatted with a NTFS file system. Its name will be
SYSBACKUP. Also in this phase the above mentioned NASDATA volume is formatted.
The LCD panel will show system name and IP addresses of both onboard Ethernet controllers for 10
minutes after the system installation is done and after every reboot. The IP announcement toggles
every few seconds from IP1: to IP2:, which looks like:
After 10 minutes this text will be displayed:
Now you have to move to a Microsoft Windows workstation running MS Internet Explorer release 5.0
or higher. Other browser than IE can´t be used for this purpose!
Start Internet Explorer and type as URL FibreCAT N40i´s system name or IP-Adress as selected during preparation of the configuration file.
First you´ll be prompted for you login name and password:
Type in the password you selected during » Setting Configuration Parameters «. Notice, this passwords is until now insecure! Either it is the fixed default password » fibrecat » or the one supplied over the USB media within the file sysprep.inf, which can be read as plain text.
So we suggest to change the password to an other value via the user interface described in this chapter.
The banner line contains the FibreCAT N40i system name.
Click on the link Administer this server to go on..
Next this window appears where the password has to be entered again.
After acknowledging with » OK » you will get the main page of the user interface.
After starting the user interface the first time an exclamation mark will appear in the banner line with the
text » Status: Warning «
.To fix this, change to the Status page and:
Afterwards the exclamation mark will disappear and Status: Normal will be displayed.
To get some orientation have a look at the menus Welcome and Take a Tour as well menu Help.
If you prefer another language than English, select the convenient language within menu Maintenance and
Language. There are addicinal French, German and Spanish avalible.
Now you should adapt the FibreCAT N40i according to your needs. This will include configuring additional
network adapters, manage disks and shares, schedule access rights and so on.
FibreCAT N40i includes already pre-installed software packages. In detail that are
Extensive tool to monitor this system and additionally other systems manufactured by Fujitsu
Siemens Computers Documentation can be found in the web at
http://manuals.fujitsu-siemens.com/primergyservers.html Follow the link PRIMERGY ServerBooks and next
Software. There are downloadable manuals in pdf-format.
Notice: SNMP is using community PUBLIC! This might appear like a security hole, but it is
necessary for some ServerView and AlarmService operations to work properly. If you need
to adapt security settings, go through Administrative Tools -> Services -> SNMP ->Service -> Properties
and select Security Tab. Now it´s possible to change settings are desired
controls several alarm messages in conjunction with ServerView
Documentation for this is installed on your FibreCAT N40i in C:Documentationindex.htm.
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This software package is also integrated into the WEB UI. To use the iSCSI target functionality
it is necessary to activate the software. How this can be done is described in a document under
C:Program FilesString Bean SoftwareDocumentationFibreCAT_N40i-iSCSI.pdf.
There is also a link on the desktop to this file.
To activate/enable iSCSI Target functionality (StringBean WinTarget) follow the instructions you´ll find
under C:Program FilesString Bean SoftwareDocumentation FibreCAT_N40i-iSCSI.pdf.
There is also a link on the desktop to this file.
If required an UPS can be connected to COM Port 1. This port is already configured to control an APC
UPS. Don´t use COM Port 2 for this function, because this port is configured to use an incoming PPP
connection for emergency system control. For further description concerning this behaviour see Appendix D.
Virus scanner or proprietary backup tools may be installed as required. Additional software may be
installed as long as it does not conflict with the terms and conditions in the EULA belonging to the
FibreCAT N40i. For software updates please check the Fujitsu Siemens support information.
The version and creation date of the installed image can be found in the file
C:Program FilesFujitsu SiemensNASSrvVersion.txt
FiberCAT N40i is a Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 edition with installed Server Appliance Kit
(SAK). The installation is based on the English language version. Microsoft User Interfaces (MUI) are
installed for French, German, Italian and Spanish. Extensive help according WSS 2003 you can find
within the terminal emulation under Start -> Help and Support.
Corresponding SAK help is available in English, French, German and Spanish, but not in Italian.
Check the help menu of the Web User Interface.
Normally a FibreCAT N40i will work headless, i.e. without monitor, keyboard and mouse. If you run
into any trouble, either during installation / configuration or normal operating, connect monitor, keyboard
and mouse to the system. You can use FibreCAT N40i like a normal Windows Server 2003 system.
If anything will not work correctly or system doesn´t start you´ll see what happens! What to do when:
Go to the BIOS setup using F2 key press and check devices boot order
Boot order should be 1. CD-ROM, 2. Hard disk, 3. Floppy disk, 4. any other
Check if the correct DVD is in the DVD-ROM drive! Check also the correct boot order as mentioned
above. Check also the determined hardware with requirements mentioned under » Hardware » . Installation
might not run on any other system.
If any error will occur while installation is running, simply start the whole process from beginning.
In case of repeatedly malfunction, check your hardware and contact Fujitsu Siemens Computers support.
You can recognise a configuration error when the system for more than 5 minutes doesn´t do
anything. Errors during configuration phase of Windows Server 2003 belong to the group of
miss configured sysprep.inf files. Check the answer file sysprep.inf very carefully for any mistakes!
Repeat creating a complete new answer file.
When Windows Server 2003 does not recognise a correct answer file, it will response with errors. Don´t
try to make any inputs in the shown fields while Windows Server 2003 does the configuration.
If there is a red blinking LED on the front panel while the system works headless, check the BIOS value
check for keyboard set to be » No » if this value is set correctly, check the system via ServerView program for
any errors, which might cause this effect.
With some USB-2 Memory Sticks it might happen that they are not recognized during system
configuration phase. This will result in a default configuration such as if no customized data
would not have been supplied.
If this happened do the final configuration manually. To get contact to the FibreCAT N40i just
take the IP Address shown on the LocalView panel or get into contact as described in Appendix D or connect
keyboard, mouse and monitor to log on to the system.
If some or all of the disks are replaced with disks of unknown origin, like from an other system
using an other RAID controller, it is useful to blank the disks within the controller setup.
To do this type <ctrl>-H if the system requests for it during start up.
When the FibreCAT N40i is (pre)installed the first time, the following disk drives resp. drive letters with
their partitions are present:·
GlobalFlash Service Partition (without drive letter allocation)
Systempartition (drive letter C:)
Remaining space of disk 0 in NTFS partition SYSBACKUP (drive letter D:)
One large NTFS partitioned disk labelled NASDATA (drive letter E:)
(drive letter Z:)
If an additional external FibreCAT SX30 is connected to the system there are of course more disk
Due to some circumstances it could be necessary to reinstall the system with the original disk image
from the delivered CDROMs without data leakage.
Before this reinstallation job can be done, a system state backup has to be set up (see paragraph
Please do also a full backup of all stored data!
Now reinstallation can start. Follow the instructions in paragraph «Installation «.
After reinstallation is done, some volumes may have no drive letters. Use Windows Server 2003 disk
manager to bring back the former driver letters to the corresponding disk drives.
After doing this step the system is ready to get restored with the previously created system state
backup. For the restore process use the Backup tool again in the vice versa function.
System-state files contain configuration information about the NAS system. Backing up the system
state allows you to recover the system if an operating system reinstallation is required. Restoring your
system state restores customized settings such as user and share information.
The integrated Windows Server 2003 Backup and Recovery Tools allows administrators to back up
and restore system-state data, which includes the following:
For more information, see the online help for Windows 2003 Backup and Recovery Tools.
To back up system-state data, perform the following steps:
Log in to the NAS Manager as Administrator.
In the Log On to Windows, enter the administrator user name and password and click OK.
The wellcome to the Backup or Restore Wizard Windows appears.
In the Backup or Restore window, select Backup Files and setting and click Next.
In the What to Back Up window, select Let me choose what to back up, and then click Next
In theItems to back up window, select My Computer and System State, and click Next.
Fill in the fields in the window Backup Type, Destination and Name.
For fault tolerance, you should select a location that is not on the NAS system.
Click Next and then click Finish.
The backup begins and progress displays in the Backup Progress window.
When the backup is complete, click Close..
A FibreCAT N40i system may contain either 2 or 6 disks in the main cabinet. Any other disk configuration will not be supported!
All disks are connected to the onboard SCSI RAID Disk Controller.
If there are 2 disks present they will be configured as an RAID 1 array and form the system disk containing
the partitions for
– the operating system
– GlobalFlash service partition
– SYSBACKUP partition
If there are 6 disks present in the main cabinet an additional large data disk with a RAID 5 volume is
supplied. This volume contains the NTFS formatted partition NASDATA.
Additional disk capacity can be added by appending disk subsystems in conjunction with further RAID
The following table gives an overview of the disk configuration (system front view):
Disk 0:2 Disk 1:2
Disk 0:1 Disk 1:1
Disk 0:0 Disk 1:0
In a fully equipped system disks 0:2 and 1:2 contain the RAID 1 array which forms the system disk.
The remaining four disks form the RAID 5 array. So it is relevant to place the smaller disks into the
upper slots of the disk bay. If this requirement is not fulfilled the result will be a loss of disk capacity.
If the system contains only 2 disks for the operating system they must be placed at the positions for
disks 0:0 and 1:0. No other configuration would work!
FibreCAT N40i consists of the following components:
SCSI backplane, the system is specially configured within its ID PROM as FibreCAT N40i
Connection of monitor, keyboard and mouse is optional. FibreCAT N40i is designed to operate headless.
For supervision or in case of any malfunction of course you can plug in these devices to have
direct access to the system without network support. Also it´s possible to get contact to the system
with a serial connection using COM 2 as described in Appendix D.
The FibreCAT N40i package contains in addition:
There is an Incoming PPP Connection configured at COM2. This can be used as SLIP interface to get
into contact with the system if any other method doesn´t work or for a quick look into the FibreCATN40i with a notebook.
This connection supplies IP address 192.168.10.1 as FibreCAT N40i address. The connected notebook
will get IP address 192.168.10.2. Connect the notebook and the FibreCAT N40i with a cross-over
Use at the notebook the Connection Wizard under Network Connections and setup a Direct Connection
to the proper COM Port. Start Internet Explorer and enter IP address 192.168.10.1 as URL to
address the FibreCAT N40i via the serial line.
COM2 is the upper SUB-D 9 connector at the rear side of the system cabinet.
If any Emulex FibreChannel controller is installed and this controller has to be managed using the
already installed tools elxcfg, HBAnywhere of Mylex SANArray Manager Client, their related services
Emulex HBAnywhere and Mylex Global Array Manager Server must be started manually.
There are some places, where passwords are preset. To avoid security holes you should change
them. In particular these are:
floppy. In this case the password is » fibrecat » change it using the corresponding function at the UI.
are set to IUSR_FIBRECAT-yxz and IWAM_FIBRECAT-xyz. If you would like to change these
user names, take a look at MS Knowledgebase article 822165.
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