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DL380 & P2000 G3 MSA SAS

hello, we just recently purchased 2 servers MSA P2000 G3 SAS and a DL380 Gen 8.

 

i am rather new to the msa side of things.

 

TheDL380 contains a H221 host bus controller card that connects to the P2000 g3 via 2 SAS cables. 

 

we created a RAID 5 on the array and its provisioning the disks, the array is now built.

 

in the DL380 "smart storage administrator" it can pick up the internal contorller P420i but doesn't seem to pickup the H221 card so there are no options for configuration.

 

is there somthing i have missed? why cant the Smart storage administrator pick up the card?

 

many thanks 

Bpdzenith Ltd

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Re: DL380 & P2000 G3 MSA SAS

The SSA is for the server only.

 

For the MSA you need to connect to the web interface (SMU) to configure the array.

 

See the MSA SMU user guide for details.


Hope this helps!
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Re: DL380 & P2000 G3 MSA SAS

Hello, yes i used the  SMU to create the RAID 5 now that its initialised should the dl380 not now be able to see the array? after the array is finished are there more steps i need to do to allow the servers to use it?

 

many thanks

BpdZenith

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Re: DL380 & P2000 G3 MSA SAS

The default mapping is "every server see every lun"; you need to change to explicite mapping if you want to avoid this.

Once a LUN (volume) is mapped, the server can access is (assuming the array and the server are zoned properly).

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Re: DL380 & P2000 G3 MSA SAS

after a vDdisk is created is it still possible to map it?

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Re: DL380 & P2000 G3 MSA SAS

Yes, select the mapping option.

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Re: DL380 & P2000 G3 MSA SAS

hmm there all grated out, when i select the vdisk and go to provisioning Map Volumes, unmap Volumes and Map Volume Defaults are al grayed out

any ideas? other than removing the Vdisk and rebuilding the array, there is no data on it yet just blank

Thank you
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Re: DL380 & P2000 G3 MSA SAS

You just need to switch to explicite mapping, then map a LUN to a specific WWID.

If you think you don't need it (because all connected servers should see all LUNs), stay with the defaults (e.g. in an ESX environment).

Since it is SAS, you can only connect up to 4 hosts anyway

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Re: DL380 & P2000 G3 MSA SAS

Sorted forgot to create a volume after creating the RAID 5thank you as always for your help :)

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Re: DL380 & P2000 G3 MSA SAS

[ Edited ]

No volume (LUN) = nothing to present

;-)

See

http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/kb/docDisplay/?sp4ts.oid=3687128&spf...

this is OpenVMS, but most of this is the same for each type of volume.

If you uncheck the "map" in (2), you can map the volume to specific hosts later.

 

 


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Re: DL380 & P2000 G3 MSA SAS

Hello Torsten,

I am encountering a similar issue.  I have a ProLiant DL380p G8 with eight on board drives which I have configured via the SSA.
The Server has two PCI H221 HBA where I attached two MSA 60 and one MSA 20 storage trays.
It is my intent to use the Server as a host for our virtual machine environment and am in the process  of configuring and installing VMWare.  
Using SSA it does not "see" the two HP 221 HBA - according to this post the storage needs to be configured via the MSA SMU? How do I access this???  I have searched online and am unable to find an answer.
Thanks so much!

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Re: DL380 & P2000 G3 MSA SAS

>> according to this post the storage needs to be configured via the MSA SMU?

 

Yes, connect to the management ethernet port of the controllers, point your browser to the array IP and you get access to SMU.

Default is to use DHCP.


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Torsten.

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