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vmuniverse
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3PAR Smart SAN (can't get it to work)

Hello, I have tried to get Smart SAN working, but somehow it doens't work.

I have the following:

HPE 3PAR 8200 (latest firmware, latest ssmc, accordingly to SPOCK)

HPE SN3000B (8.10b) planning to upgrade to v8.0.2c

I have the Smart SAN licensed on my 3PAR, I also executed the command to enable Smart SAN on my HPE SN3000B Switches. I have certified Qlogic 16GB HBA's on my Windows 2016 NANO servers.

When I check my FC Switches, it says that it has Smart SAN 1.0 enabled (how can I upgrade it to Smart SAN 2.0?)

I try to make TDPZ Zones in SSMC, but no zones are created. I can create a host and choose FC. Then I can select the WWN numbers from the specific host.

Do I need to use CLI commands for our FC switches to create the zones? What am I doing wrong? We are runnig Windows 2016 NANO server. When I check my 3PAR ssmc, I can choose "Windows Server 2016" so it is supported, right?

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Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: 3PAR Smart SAN (can't get it to work)

> HPE 3PAR 8200 (latest software, accordingly to SPOCK)

 

What exact version?  showversion -b

 

> Do I need to use CLI commands for our FC switches to create the zones?

 

I would recommend doing that.

What ports are connected to your fabric?

showport

What switches are connected?

showportdev fcswitch <N:S:P>        # a port connected to the fabric.

showportdev fcfabric <N:S:P>         # list of WWNs connected.

 

There are other showportdev subcommands for Smart San zoning.

vmuniverse
Advisor

Re: 3PAR Smart SAN (can't get it to work)

Thanks for the reply,

here are the results from the commando's:

 

showversion -b:

CLI Server: 3.2.2.642
CLI Client: 3.2.2.642
System Manager: 3.2.2.642 (P59)
Kernel: 3.2.2.612 (MU4)
TPD Kernel Code: 3.2.2.612 (MU4)
TPD Kernel Patch: 3.2.2.642 (P59)

 

SERVER-001 cli% showport
N:S:P      Mode   State ----Node_WWN---- -Port_WWN/HW_Addr- Type Protocol Label Partner FailoverState
0:0:1    target   ready 2FF7************   2001************ host       FC     -   1:0:1          none
0:0:2    target   ready 2FF7************   2002************ host       FC     -   1:0:2          none
0:1:1 initiator   ready 5000************   5000************ disk      SAS  DP-1       -             -
0:1:2 initiator   ready 5000************   5000************ disk      SAS  DP-2       -             -
0:3:1      peer offline                -       941********* free       IP   IP0       -             -
1:0:1    target   ready 2FF7************   2101************ host       FC     -   0:0:1          none
1:0:2    target   ready 2FF7************   2102************ host       FC     -   0:0:2          none
1:1:1 initiator   ready 5000************   5000************ disk      SAS  DP-1       -             -
1:1:2 initiator   ready 5000************   5000************ disk      SAS  DP-2       -             -
1:3:1      peer offline                -       941********* free       IP   IP1       -             -
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

SERVER-001 cli% showportdev fcswitch 0:0:1
------Name------ Logical_Name Type   Ports -----------Vendor-----------
**************** FC-SWITCH1     switch    24 Brocade Communications, Inc.
SERVER-001 cli% showportdev fcswitch 0:0:2
------Name------ Logical_Name Type   Ports -----------Vendor-----------
**************** FC-SWITCH2     switch    24 Brocade Communications, Inc.
SERVER-001 cli% showportdev fcswitch 1:0:1
------Name------ Logical_Name Type   Ports -----------Vendor-----------
**************** FC-SWITCH1     switch    24 Brocade Communications, Inc.
SERVER-001 cli% showportdev fcswitch 1:0:2
------Name------ Logical_Name Type   Ports -----------Vendor-----------
**************** FC-SWITCH2     switch    24 Brocade Communications, Inc.


SERVER-001 cli% showportdev fcfabric 0:0:1

Name:           1000***********
Logical Name:   FC-SWITCH1
Type:           switch
Vendor:         Brocade Communications, Inc.
Model:          118.1
Release:        v8.0.2b
Port Count:     24
Number ------Name------         Type State     Speed Attached Port      Type
0      2000************       F-Port Online  unknown 2102************ N-Port
1      2001************       F-Port Online  unknown 2001************ N-Port
2      2002************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port
3      2003************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port
4      2004************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port
5      2005************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port
6      2006************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port

SERVER-001 cli% showportdev fcfabric 0:0:2
Name:           1000************
Logical Name:   FC-SWITCH2
Type:           switch
Vendor:         Brocade Communications, Inc.
Model:          118.1
Release:        v8.0.2b
Port Count:     24
Number ------Name------         Type State     Speed Attached Port      Type
0      2000************       F-Port Online  unknown 2101************ N-Port
1      2001************       F-Port Online  unknown 2002************ N-Port
2      2002************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port
3      2003************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port
4      2004************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port
5      2005************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port
6      2006************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port

SERVER-001 cli% showportdev fcfabric 1:0:1
Name:           1000************
Logical Name:   FC-SWITCH2
Type:           switch
Vendor:         Brocade Communications, Inc.
Model:          118.1
Release:        v8.0.2b
Port Count:     24
Number ------Name------         Type State     Speed Attached Port      Type
0      2000************       F-Port Online  unknown 2101************ N-Port
1      2001************       F-Port Online  unknown 2002************ N-Port
2      2002************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port
3      2003************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port
4      2004************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port
5      2005************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port
6      2006************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port

SERVER-001 cli% showportdev fcfabric 1:0:2
Name:           1000************
Logical Name:   FC-SWITCH1
Type:           switch
Vendor:         Brocade Communications, Inc.
Model:          118.1
Release:        v8.0.2b
Port Count:     24
Number ------Name------         Type State     Speed Attached Port      Type
0      2000************       F-Port Online  unknown 2102************ N-Port
1      2001************       F-Port Online  unknown 2001************ N-Port
2      2002************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port
3      2003************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port
4      2004************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port
5      2005************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port
6      2006************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port

 

 

 

 

vmuniverse
Advisor

Re: 3PAR Smart SAN (can't get it to work)

Hello, thank you for the response!

Here are the results:

showversion -b:

CLI Server: 3.2.2.642
CLI Client: 3.2.2.642
System Manager: 3.2.2.642 (P59)
Kernel: 3.2.2.612 (MU4)
TPD Kernel Code: 3.2.2.612 (MU4)
TPD Kernel Patch: 3.2.2.642 (P59)

SERVER-001 cli% showport
N:S:P      Mode   State ----Node_WWN---- -Port_WWN/HW_Addr- Type Protocol Label Partner FailoverState
0:0:1    target   ready 2FF7************   2001************ host       FC     -   1:0:1          none
0:0:2    target   ready 2FF7************   2002************ host       FC     -   1:0:2          none
0:1:1 initiator   ready 5000************   5000************ disk      SAS  DP-1       -             -
0:1:2 initiator   ready 5000************   5000************ disk      SAS  DP-2       -             -
0:3:1      peer offline                -       941********* free       IP   IP0       -             -
1:0:1    target   ready 2FF7************   2101************ host       FC     -   0:0:1          none
1:0:2    target   ready 2FF7************   2102************ host       FC     -   0:0:2          none
1:1:1 initiator   ready 5000************   5000************ disk      SAS  DP-1       -             -
1:1:2 initiator   ready 5000************   5000************ disk      SAS  DP-2       -             -
1:3:1      peer offline                -       941********* free       IP   IP1       -             -
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

SERVER-001 cli% showportdev fcswitch 0:0:1
------Name------ Logical_Name Type   Ports -----------Vendor-----------
**************** FC-SWITCH1     switch    24 Brocade Communications, Inc.
SERVER-001 cli% showportdev fcswitch 0:0:2
------Name------ Logical_Name Type   Ports -----------Vendor-----------
**************** FC-SWITCH2     switch    24 Brocade Communications, Inc.
SERVER-001 cli% showportdev fcswitch 1:0:1
------Name------ Logical_Name Type   Ports -----------Vendor-----------
**************** FC-SWITCH1     switch    24 Brocade Communications, Inc.
SERVER-001 cli% showportdev fcswitch 1:0:2
------Name------ Logical_Name Type   Ports -----------Vendor-----------
**************** FC-SWITCH2     switch    24 Brocade Communications, Inc.


SERVER-001 cli% showportdev fcfabric 0:0:1

Name:           1000***********
Logical Name:   FC-SWITCH1
Type:           switch
Vendor:         Brocade Communications, Inc.
Model:          118.1
Release:        v8.0.2b
Port Count:     24
Number ------Name------         Type State     Speed Attached Port      Type
0      2000************       F-Port Online  unknown 2102************ N-Port
1      2001************       F-Port Online  unknown 2001************ N-Port
2      2002************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port
3      2003************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port
4      2004************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port
5      2005************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port
6      2006************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port

SERVER-001 cli% showportdev fcfabric 0:0:2
Name:           1000************
Logical Name:   FC-SWITCH2
Type:           switch
Vendor:         Brocade Communications, Inc.
Model:          118.1
Release:        v8.0.2b
Port Count:     24
Number ------Name------         Type State     Speed Attached Port      Type
0      2000************       F-Port Online  unknown 2101************ N-Port
1      2001************       F-Port Online  unknown 2002************ N-Port
2      2002************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port
3      2003************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port
4      2004************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port
5      2005************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port
6      2006************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port

SERVER-001 cli% showportdev fcfabric 1:0:1
Name:           1000************
Logical Name:   FC-SWITCH2
Type:           switch
Vendor:         Brocade Communications, Inc.
Model:          118.1
Release:        v8.0.2b
Port Count:     24
Number ------Name------         Type State     Speed Attached Port      Type
0      2000************       F-Port Online  unknown 2101************ N-Port
1      2001************       F-Port Online  unknown 2002************ N-Port
2      2002************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port
3      2003************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port
4      2004************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port
5      2005************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port
6      2006************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port

SERVER-001 cli% showportdev fcfabric 1:0:2
Name:           1000************
Logical Name:   FC-SWITCH1
Type:           switch
Vendor:         Brocade Communications, Inc.
Model:          118.1
Release:        v8.0.2b
Port Count:     24
Number ------Name------         Type State     Speed Attached Port      Type
0      2000************       F-Port Online  unknown 2102************ N-Port
1      2001************       F-Port Online  unknown 2001************ N-Port
2      2002************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port
3      2003************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port
4      2004************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port
5      2005************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port
6      2006************       F-Port Online  unknown 5001************ N-Port

 

 

 

 

Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: 3PAR Smart SAN (can't get it to work)

Ok, you have two switches: FC-SWITCH1 & FC-SWITCH2

Which ports on the two switches are connected to your hosts?  I see 7 ports in use on both.

Or course some of those ports are connecting to the array.

 

vmuniverse
Advisor

Re: 3PAR Smart SAN (can't get it to work)

Hi,

Port 0 & 1 are the 3par array.

Ports 2 till 6 are all Hosts (nano servers)

The hosts (Windows NANO serveras) all begin with 5001... as WWN numbers.

 

Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: 3PAR Smart SAN (can't get it to work)

> Ports 2 till 6 are all Hosts (nano servers)

 

So this shows all of the possible connections and you now need to zone them?

vmuniverse
Advisor

Re: 3PAR Smart SAN (can't get it to work)

Ok, so this is what I did:

I executed the following command on the 3PAR CLI:

createhost -port 0:0:1,0:0:2,1:0:1,1:0:2 SERVERNAME 5001***************** 5001******************

I see now that a new Host is been created on the SSMC, I also see that new Zones are auto created on the switches!

In SSMC under Hosts I opened the Map and see a diagram where there are 4 connections to the new created host.

Is this how Smart San works?

Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor
Solution

Re: 3PAR Smart SAN (can't get it to work)

> Is this how Smart San works?

 

Yes, createhost -port allows the array to create zones on the switch.

You can use this to see all zones: showportdev tzone

And add the N:S:P for more details on each port.

vmuniverse
Advisor

Re: 3PAR Smart SAN (can't get it to work)

thanks!