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EVA Enclosure M5314 - Need Help!

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d0kt0r
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EVA Enclosure M5314 - Need Help!


Hi guys,

I need some light with one problem.
I've got one old EVA Chassis M5314. It has the EMU, and 2 FC Modules, and, a Brocade 200E as a FC Switch.
I want to get this working, but, not really sure about what I need. Can I get the array working just with the 2 FC Modules with a direct conexion from the brocade?
I've read something about needing a HSV Controller to manage it. Do I really need it?
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Torsten.
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Re: EVA Enclosure M5314 - Need Help!

You have just disks. Of course you need the controllers, this makes it an EVA.

Hope this helps!
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d0kt0r
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Re: EVA Enclosure M5314 - Need Help!


That's a good answer.
In my case, Im not thinking in expanding with more disk enclosures, so, I dont mind using this like "stand-alone" (probably we are not talking here of EVA concept). In this situation, I still need the controller?

And, do you have a service manual for this M5314 for checking the part numbers I need?

Thanks in advance!
Torsten.
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Re: EVA Enclosure M5314 - Need Help!

For all EVAs you need a HSV controller pair and 1 disk enclosure (or more, depending on model). This enclosure is not intended for standalone and will probably not work.

Hope this helps!
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d0kt0r
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Re: EVA Enclosure M5314 - Need Help!


If at this point, i dont need redundancy, should be enough with just 1 controller?
HSV110 Should be fine?

So, more or less, the checklist :
Enclouse M5314 : Got it.
HSV Controller : Need it.
Fabric Switch : Got it.
HBA for Proliant : Got it.
Software : Need it.

And, by the way Thorsten, thanks for all your help ... Im not the best with SAN.
Marcus Schack
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Re: EVA Enclosure M5314 - Need Help!

You will probably need Command View software and license if you want to administer the EVA.
Marcus Schack
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Re: EVA Enclosure M5314 - Need Help!

And... if your server(s) is running Windows, you will also need to download MPIO. That way Windows wont see multiple occurrences of the LUNs.
d0kt0r
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Re: EVA Enclosure M5314 - Need Help!



Thanks for the answer and the extra tip Marcus.
Question about software, is there any "express" version of command view, or lite version just with the basic tools for creating the arrays?

Thanks in advance!
Marcus Schack
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Re: EVA Enclosure M5314 - Need Help!

Sorry, just one version. It can be downloaded and has a 60 day license included, after that expires you will need a proper CV license
Greybeard
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Re: EVA Enclosure M5314 - Need Help!

From what you said earlier I think you were looking to use the shelf as a stand alone disk box, it's not supported but it does work if you connect a HBA to the shelf on a windows box, the disks appear and can be formatted but it's just capacity not raid or Vraid, depends what you're going to use the space for really. We do this in our workshop to test parts independently of the EVAs but don't use them this way in a production environment.
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d0kt0r
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Re: EVA Enclosure M5314 - Need Help!


Hi Greaybeard!

That's a huge tip. Do you need to install any software to get the disks showing?If I have 5 disks on the shelf, they appear independent the 5 disks to be formatted?

Sounds great, but without getting the chance to use raid on them ... probably that's not what im looking for.

By the way, it is not for a production environment, all of this is for a SAN laboratory.

Now, search for a HSV110 EVA controller used for the shelf :p
Greybeard
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Re: EVA Enclosure M5314 - Need Help!

Hi D0ct0r, no software other than HBA drivers needed. If you build an EVA you will also need the EAB (enclosure address bus), a terminated rj45 bus, in order to assign numbers to the controllers and disk enclosures, without this the Command View software will not see the enclosures and all the disks will appear in the unmapped hardware folder. You also need a WWN to initialise the system (I know this will work with the WWN and checksum from an old HSG array cos I tried it in our R&D lab, well who wouldn't ;-)
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d0kt0r
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Re: EVA Enclosure M5314 - Need Help!


Hi guys,

Still somewhat stuck on this.

I've got two questions (they are related each other).

1) I dont have the enclosure address bus cable or the terminated rj45. Is there any part number for a kit including all the neccesary for the eva 3000?

2) Turning on the m5314 shelf, it appears one error on the EMU. [0.2] [02.] [01]
The only connected cables are the fiber port connectors, and the LCD rj45 cable. I still dont have the hsv110 (the eva controller).
Anyone has the error table around for checking me that error? Maybe the shelf is faulty?

Thanks in advance again guys!
d0kt0r
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d0kt0r
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Re: EVA Enclosure M5314 - Need Help!


Sorry, I can't edit my previous post.

And, continuing the question of the cables.
Having just 1 shelf (but thinking in getting another one if everything works ok) and 1 hsv110 controller ... how many of these cables should 1 get? 1 of : 17-05403-01, and 2 of : 17-04876-03 ?

Thanks again, you are gorgeus!
Uwe Zessin
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Re: EVA Enclosure M5314 - Need Help!

For one disk drive enclosure and two HSV controller modules (I am not sure you can set up an EVA with a single controller module - I've never tried...), you need all three AND a "top" and "bottom" terminator which are applied to the ends of the 17-05403-01.

A HSV110 controller module has two back-end loop-pairs, so it should signal errors if you try to run it with a single disk drive enclosure connected to the first loop-pair.
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d0kt0r
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Re: EVA Enclosure M5314 - Need Help!


Update about the error code. Forget about it.
It was as simple as connecting the second power supply. After that, all green.

And, about the cables ... so, i need the three of them. But, about that terminators, ill need 2 of them? "top" and "bottom"?
Maybe there is a "Eva Connection Kit" from HP (part number?) where is included all the cables and terminators?

Arg, when I think im finishing this puzzle, more pieces comes from nowhere.

Thanks a lot guys!