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AutoRaid 12h Reconfigure from HP3000

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John Love_3
Regular Advisor

AutoRaid 12h Reconfigure from HP3000

I've stolen an AutoRaid from our HP3000 folks and need to configure it.
It says the drive status is: Previously Used
and I cannot do much of anything.
How do I go about wiping out all the drives and any configuration on the 12H so I can reconfigure it?
running 11i.

Thanks,

John
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Michael Tully
Honored Contributor

Re: AutoRaid 12h Reconfigure from HP3000

Hi,

For starters you need to install the
appropriate software for looking
after a 12H. For memory these include
'hparray' tools. (not sure of the exact
filesets) Once you have these installed
you should be able to communicate with
the unit. The software should be found
on your application CD set.

Does ioscan recognise the hardware?
Anyone for a Mutiny ?
S.K. Chan
Honored Contributor

Re: AutoRaid 12h Reconfigure from HP3000

Try this, this worked for me when I physically transferred a disk from one 12H to another.

# arraydsp -i
===> take note of the serial number and slot number of all the drives from the output.

# arraycfg -D -d -R
===> this will "initialiazed" the drive from its previous configuration.
John Love_3
Regular Advisor

Re: AutoRaid 12h Reconfigure from HP3000

I believe it's all there. Yes I see two "drives" other than the onboard drives with the OS on them.
/dev/rdsk/c3t1d0
/dev/rdsk/c4t0d0
I can do arraydsp -a and it will communicate with the Array:

Here's the first stuff from arraydsp -a

Array alias = X
----------------------------------------------------
Array State = NO MAP
Server name = goose
Array type = 3
Mfg. Product Code = IJMTU00004

--- Disk space usage --------------------
Total physical = 69465 MB *
Allocated to LUNs = 0 MB *
Used as Active Hot spare = 0 MB *
Used by non-included disks = 69465 MB *
Used for Redundancy = 0 MB *
Unallocated (avail for LUNs) = 0 MB *
-----------------------------------------

THE FOLLOWING WARNING(S) EXIST:
- Physical Disk Downed or Disk Problem


Vendor ID = HP
Product ID = C5447A
Array serial number = 0000000DFECB
Array alias = X
----------------------------------------------------

Total capacity allocated to LUNs = 0 MB *


Information for disk in slot A1:
Disk State = PREVIOUSLY USED
Vendor = SEAGATE
Product ID = ST39103LC
Capacity = 8683 MB *
Max. block addr = 17783111
Block length = 512
Serial number = 58320000W035
Firmware revision = HP01
Drive ID number = FFFFFFFD1028EC80
Volume set serial no. = 172C0 1
Recovery Maps are on this disk.
S.K. Chan
Honored Contributor

Re: AutoRaid 12h Reconfigure from HP3000

Ok so you would do this ..

# arraycfg -D A1 -d -R 58320000W035

and repeat till all disks are done ..

Helen French
Honored Contributor

Re: AutoRaid 12h Reconfigure from HP3000

Hi,

The array can be reconfigured using the front pannel menu. If you have stolen the manual also, then you can do this easily. You have to determine the RAID level, LUNs and number of disks using.

First determine whether it is detecting in 'ioscan -fn'. For a complete documentation on Autoraid 12H, see this:

http://www.hp.com/products1/storage/disk_arrays/midrange/12h/index.html

HTH,
Shiju

Life is a promise, fulfill it!
A. Clay Stephenson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: AutoRaid 12h Reconfigure from HP3000

Hi John,

You can actually use the front panel to format the array. First Select Disk Changes -> Delete Logical Drive. (you ill need to delete all the logical drives). Next , select Cntrl Changes and Format Array. You can then use SAM to configure new LUNS because the arraymgr software is typically already installed. You do need to check to see if your firmware is compatible with your version of the arraymgr software. You can actually download and upgrade the firmware yourself.


If it ain't broke, I can fix that.
John Love_3
Regular Advisor

Re: AutoRaid 12h Reconfigure from HP3000

A. Clay,
How do i upgrade the firmware. It needs it. It's at HP60 and my others are at HP62.

I had a CE do the others (they were under contract) this box is not under support and I'll have to do it.

Let me know if it's difficult to upgrade the firmware. I'm not a good Sys Admin, but I'm getting better every day.

Thanks, I'll try it from the front panel.

Let me know about the firmware upgrade process.

Thanks,
John
A. Clay Stephenson
Acclaimed Contributor
Solution

Re: AutoRaid 12h Reconfigure from HP3000

Hi John:

Go to this site:
http://www.hp.com/cgi-bin/cposupport/swindex.pl?p=hpsurestor19162&l=en&c=Firmware


1) You probably want to download the 2.0MB version since you don't won't boot code. Download the firmware and binary copy the Firmwarefile to a directory on your unix box.
2) Power down your HP-UX box and connect the 12H; you must use HVD SCSI.
3) arraydsp -i
This will display the array id. Note that value. If no devices are found, you may need to go into SAM and add them.
4) download -C FirmwareFileName array_id
Be patient and this will download the firmware to both controllers.

Man arraydsp, download for details.

If it ain't broke, I can fix that.
John Love_3
Regular Advisor

Re: AutoRaid 12h Reconfigure from HP3000

Got the firmware upgraded and have created 2 LUN's.
I'm ready to create some file systems....

Thank you all for your help!

John