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HP rp5470 (9000)-HPUX 11.11, EMC Clariion FC4700, Oracle 8.1.7.0.0

Cass_1
Occasional Contributor

HP rp5470 (9000)-HPUX 11.11, EMC Clariion FC4700, Oracle 8.1.7.0.0

Hi,

I need confirmation and prove that HP model rp5470 (9000) with OS HPUX 11.11 and EMC Clariion FC4700 storage is compatible and is there any patches required?

Another issue is - with the hardware specifications above, will Oracle 8.1.7.0.0(specifically) work fine?

Regards,
Cass.
2 REPLIES
Duncan Edmonstone
Honored Contributor

Re: HP rp5470 (9000)-HPUX 11.11, EMC Clariion FC4700, Oracle 8.1.7.0.0

The short answer is both are supported and it should work fine... the slightly longer answer is that as an EMC customer you should have access to EMC's powerlink customer support system, which in turn gives you access to the interopability matrices which will give you a definitive answer. I ran thro it with the info you provided, (guessed at your HBA and FC switch model) and it came up as supported, with the following comments:

1. QuickLoop support: HP A5223A/AZ, HP A5224A/AZ using parameters outlined in connectivity table.
The A6795A HBA is capable of supporting both 1 and 2 Gb speeds.
QuickLoop is not supported with Brocade 3900/12000, or ED-12000B.
Auto-sensing capability on the HBA is permanently enabled. There is no option to disable auto-sensing on the HBA.


All switch ports participating in the Quickloop must be set to 1 GBit speed.
2. HP-UX driver requirements: HP-UX 11.0 : A6795A HP PCI Tachyon TL/XL2 Fibre Channel driver B.11.00.10 or later release which supports this HBA. HP-UX 11i : A6684A/A6685A/A5158A/A6795A HP Tachyon TL/XL2 Fibre Channel driver B.11.11.09 or later release which supports this HBA.
3. Minimum driver version for SNIA HBA API support with HP-UX 11.0 is B.11.00.10. Minimum driver version for SNIA HBA API support with HP-UX 11.11 is B.11.11.09.
4. Supported with HP-UX 11i (64-bit only). FC4700-2 minimum code level 8.44.x1.
5. HP-UX 11.0 ACE required patch: PHKL_23939
HP-UX 11i required patch: PHKL_23626
NOTE: These patches must be installed before installing the driver.
6. Supported with CX600, CX400, FC4700. FC4700-2 supports 1 and 2 Gb modes. Restrictions apply in boot environments.
7. For HP-UX systems only:LVM Bad block reallocation (BBR) should be disabled and the LVM mechanism for marking blocks defective when a medium error is returned should be disabled for all HP LVM logical volumes residing on EMC devices. This can be accomplished by utilizing the upper case "N" flag when creating the logical volume or with the lvchange command. Examples: lvchange -r N /dev/vg01/lvol1 or lvcreate -r N /dev/vg01. The exception to this rule is if the logical volume is host mirrored using HP Mirror-UX, then this flag should not be set.
8. L-Class requires minimum PDC firmware 40.26 or higher.
9. PA-8700 processors: Initial support with HP-UX 11.0 Sept 2001, HP-UX 11i Sept 2001.
10. Virtual Partitions (VPAR) is supported on the L-class/rp5470 server.
VPAR supported only with HP-UX 11i v1.0 (HP-UX 11.11) Dec 2001 release or later.
Requirements: Minimum VPAR product release of A.02.01.00 or later, Partition Manager B.11.11.01.05 or later, Online Diagnostic revision B.11.11.07.23 or later, server PDC firmware 41.02 or later.
11. Switched fabric (FC-SW) first supported on FC4500, requires Core Software 6.32.05 or higher, Navisphere Agent 4.3 or higher, and Access Logix
enabled (data access control enabled).

Oracle doesn't really care what the underlying disk subsystem is, but the faster the better... I don't know what the proposed load of your database is, but a FC4700 should be sufficient for most loads.

HTH

Duncan

HTH

Duncan
Michael Tully
Honored Contributor

Re: HP rp5470 (9000)-HPUX 11.11, EMC Clariion FC4700, Oracle 8.1.7.0.0

The configuration will work fine, and are supported. I have a number of different systems L (rp54xx) and N connected to FC4700's. You can 11 and 11i. The patch level I have varies from March 2002 to March 2003, all working. You need to make sure that you have your Navisphere agent on all of these systems, whether they are direct connected or through a switch. we run both Informix and Oracle on these.
Duncan has covered most of the detail stuff, thanks Duncan.
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