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The initial IBM Storwize V5000 system setup should be done by using the process and tools
that are described in 2.9, “First-time setup” on page 41.
2.9 First-time setup
This section describes how to perform a first-time IBM Storwize V5000 system setup.
IBM Storwize V5000 uses an initial setup process that is contained within a USB key. The
USB key is delivered with each storage system and contains the initialization application file
that is called InitTool.exe. The tool is configured with your IBM Storwize V5000 system
management IP address, the subnet mask, and the network gateway address by first
plugging the USB stick into a Windows or Linux system.
The IBM Storwize V5000 starts the initial setup when you plug in the USB key with the newly
created file in to the storage system.
The USB stick contains a readme file that provides details about how to use the tool with
various operating systems. The following operating systems are supported:
Microsoft Windows (R) 7 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows XP (32-bit only)
Apple Mac OS(R) X 10.7
Red Hat Enterprise Server 5
Ubuntu (R) desktop 11.04
We use Windows in the following examples.
USB key: If you cannot find the official USB key that is supplied with the IBM Storwize
V5000, you can use any USB key that you have and download and copy the initTool.exe
application from IBM Storwize V5000 Support at this website:
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Complete the following steps to perform the initial setup by using the USB key:
1. Plug the USB key into a Windows system and start the initialization tool. If the system is
configured to autorun USB keys, the initialization tool starts automatically; otherwise, open
My Computer and double-click the InitTool.bat file. The opening window of the tool is
shown in Figure 2-9. After the tool is started, select Next and then select Create a new
Figure 2-9 System Initialization: Welcome window
Mac OS or Linux: For Mac OS or Linux, complete the following steps:
a. Open a terminal window.
b. Locate the root directory of the USB flash drive:
• For Mac systems, the root directory is often in the /Volumes/ directory.
• For Linux systems, the root directory is often in the /media/ directory.
• If an automatic mount system is used, the root directory can be located by
entering the mount command.
c. Change the directory to the root directory of the flash drive.
d. Enter: sh InitTool.sh
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The options for creating a system are shown in Figure 2-10.
Figure 2-10 System Initialization: Create a system
There are other options available through the Tasks section. However, these options
generally are only required after initial configuration. The options are shown in Figure 2-11
on page 44 and are accessed by selecting No to the initial question to configure a new
system. A second question asks if you want to view instructions on how to expand a
system with a new control enclosure appears. Selecting No to this question gives the
option to reset the superuser password or set the service IP of a node canister. Selecting
Yes (as shown in Figure 2-10) progresses through the initial configuration of the IBM