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EVA 3000 firmware version

Shehan
Super Advisor

EVA 3000 firmware version

Hi All
What is the EVA 3000 VCS firmware verion for HP-UX B.11.11 & Secure path V3.0F-SP2(Secure path V3.0F-SP2 has to be installed).Exsiting secure path version is V3.0D.Do We need to put extra paches for these upgration.

Thanks
/Niru
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Peter Mattei
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA 3000 firmware version

The current EVA3000 VCS version when using SecurePath for HP-UX 3.0D or E or F is:
VCS3.028

Alternatively you could use VCS 4.004 (which means active - active LUN presentation) and either use SecurePath 3.0F or Veritas DMP.

If your EVA is in production I would go with VCS 3.028 unless you need a feature that has been introduced with VCS 4.004.

Also see:
VCS 3.028 release note
VCS 4.004 release note
Upgrading from VCS 3.028 to 4.004 assessment guide
on
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&docIndexId=3124&locale=en_US&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesId=315127

Cheers
Peter


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Shehan
Super Advisor

Re: EVA 3000 firmware version

Thanks lot.Pls let me know following

1. Can we use V3.0F with SP2 for EVA 3000 firmware VCS 3.028 ?.

2. Also Do we need to put additional patches for HP-UX to install Secure path V3.0F-SP from V3.0D?.

3.Otherwise can we upgrade the firmware of EVA3000 to VCS3.028 from VCS3.020 without upgrading the secure path version.

Thanks lot
Niru
Peter Mattei
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA 3000 firmware version

1. Yes. See the SP3.0F SP2 release notes on
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00248508/c00248508.pdf
Here it says VCS3.010 or later

2. Find the required patches in the release note mentioned above

3. Note that upgrading from 3.020 to 3.028 may require new Disk firmware which may require EVA downtime!

Note: For VCS3.028 you need to also upgrade Command View to CV4.1!

Cheers
Peter

PS: What about some points?
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Khile Klock
Frequent Advisor

Re: EVA 3000 firmware version

Although, with VCS 4.004 you don't need SecurePath at all since it will do Active/Active.. Correct??

Seems to be working for me! ;)
Peter Mattei
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA 3000 firmware version

Khile

You are right!
Be careful in a life environment since multipathing, device addressing etc. will change.
It need careful planning!

Cheers
Peter
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Khile Klock
Frequent Advisor

Re: EVA 3000 firmware version

I'm moving from 2 DS2405 JBODs to the EVA, so the environment doesn't really change...
I have taken care to make sure all device files match across my 3 node MCSG cluster..

Now if I could just have used CV on HP-UX rather than having to use a blasted Windows box to manage my EVAs for my UX cluster.. ;)

None the less, i think I finally got things working... I'm a happy camper... so far...
Khile Klock
Frequent Advisor

Re: EVA 3000 firmware version

Here is a question for you tho...

When I present the LUNS to a Windows Box.. (Since I gotta have one anyway!), the disk shows up twice to Windows (once for eath path)...

What's the secret in Windows to making this show up once, and still have the alternate path..??

EVA3K w/CVS 4.004 and Windoze 2k3-SP1 & HP-UX 11iv1
Peter Mattei
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA 3000 firmware version

Khile
You need to proprly install MPIO by installing the EVA DSM.
Go here and get it!
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?prodNameId=421494〈=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=18964&prodSeriesId=421492&taskId=135

Select your Windwows, choose EVA 4.xxx and follow the instructions!

Cheers
Peter

PS: In order to be able to manage the EVA from the Command View Server you do not need to present a LUN!!
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Khile Klock
Frequent Advisor

Re: EVA 3000 firmware version

> ..You do not need to present a LUN!

Huh??
I know that.. I need Command View EVA on a Windoze Box! (Yuk..) Too bad Command View for UX doesn't recognize and Support EVAs.. :(

But I DO need Command View EVA on WIndoze to be able to present a LUN to HP-UX...
Mark Poeschl_2
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA 3000 firmware version

The reason your disks were showing up twice on your Windows box is that despite running CV, the box does not have any multipathing S/W installed. If you actually need to use storage from your EVA on the Windows box you'll need both CV and the appropriate MPIO DSM or SecurePath installed.
Peter Mattei
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA 3000 firmware version

Command View EVA communicates with the EVA Fibre Channel inband from the Windows server CV is running on.
To be able to do that your CV Windows box does not need to have a LUN presented to!!

If you decide to present a LUN to this Windows system you need the appropriate multipathing solution installed which is MPIO with the DSM I mentioned above!

Cheers
Peter
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Khile Klock
Frequent Advisor

Re: EVA 3000 firmware version

Great! Thanx'
I thought you were talking about not presenting LUNS to UX or something... Just confused.. ;)

I'm better now..
I downloaded the appropriate MPIO w/DSM.. will give it a shot..

Thanx'
Khile Klock
Peter Mattei
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA 3000 firmware version

No, no not UX!!

Present the LUNs to HP-UX as needed, OK

Do not present any LUNs to the Windows management server. It just needs to see the EVA but no LUNs! Then your are fine and do not need MPIO.
If you want to use a LUN on the Windows server however you will need MPIO.
Clera now?

Peter
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Khile Klock
Frequent Advisor

Re: EVA 3000 firmware version

Yup.. I got it... Thanx...

That was my original question.. I tried to present to Windows as a test, and saw it saw the LUN as two separate devices...

MPIO will fix that...

Gracias! :)
Peter Mattei
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA 3000 firmware version

Great!
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