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How to configure/use a VA7100 array?

Jayesh shah
Frequent Advisor

How to configure/use a VA7100 array?

Hi,
I have aVA7100 array with 15 36 GB disks.

In the ioscan output :
I do not see any entry for lun0 or the controller of the array.
The disks are shown as seperate.I want to manage the array as a single large disk and let the controller
decide on managing the data distrubution.

Can anyone tell me how to configure the array?

H/W Path Class Description
========================================================
8/4 fc HP Fibre Channel Mass Storage Adapt
er
8/4.5 lan HP Fibre Channel Mass Storage Cntl
8/4.8 fcp FCP Protocol Adapter
8/4.8.0.255.6 ext_bus FCP Device Interface
8/4.8.0.255.6.13 target
8/4.8.0.255.6.13.0 disk HP 36.4GST336704FC
8/4.8.0.255.6.15 target
8/4.8.0.255.6.15.0 disk HP 36.4GST336704FC
8/4.8.0.255.7 ext_bus FCP Device Interface
8/4.8.0.255.7.0 target
8/4.8.0.255.7.0.0 disk HP 36.4GST336704FC
8/4.8.0.255.7.1 target
8/4.8.0.255.7.1.0 disk HP 36.4GST336704FC
8/4.8.0.255.7.2 target
8/4.8.0.255.7.2.0 disk HP 36.4GST336704FC
8/4.8.0.255.7.3 target
8/4.8.0.255.7.3.0 disk HP 36.4GST336704FC
8/4.8.0.255.7.4 target
8/4.8.0.255.7.4.0 disk HP 36.4GST336704FC
8/4.8.0.255.7.5 target
8/4.8.0.255.7.5.0 disk HP 36.4GST336704FC
8/4.8.0.255.7.6 target
8/4.8.0.255.7.6.0 disk HP 36.4GST336704FC
8/4.8.0.255.7.7 target
8/4.8.0.255.7.7.0 disk HP 36.4GST336704FC
8/4.8.0.255.7.8 target
8/4.8.0.255.7.8.0 disk HP 36.4GST336704FC
8/4.8.0.255.7.9 target
8/4.8.0.255.7.9.0 disk HP 36.4GST336704FC
8/4.8.0.255.7.10 target
8/4.8.0.255.7.10.0 disk HP 36.4GST336704FC
8/4.8.0.255.7.11 target
8/4.8.0.255.7.11.0 disk HP 36.4GST336704FC
8/4.8.0.255.7.12 target
8/4.8.0.255.7.12.0 disk HP 36.4GST336704FC
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Thank you,
Jayes
7 REPLIES
Jayesh shah
Frequent Advisor

Re: How to configure/use a VA7100 array?

I wanted to add the following info:

armdiscover or armdsp are not recognising the array to be present.

This is due to the absence od Lun0 or the controller in the ioscan output.

If anyone knows - how to configure the array. please let me know.



Thank you,
Jayesh
harry d brown jr
Honored Contributor

Re: How to configure/use a VA7100 array?

Jayesh,

http://www.hp.com/cposupport/manual_set/lpg28822.pdf


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harry
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Paul Barmettler
Frequent Advisor

Re: How to configure/use a VA7100 array?

Hi Jayesh,

I think you don't have a problem with your VA7100, but with your host.
armdiscover have to go well also if there no LUN0 is configured.
I'm sure you've trouble with the fc-driver.
In your last inquiry you wrote fcmsutil would show: Driver state = DEAD.
That obvious indicates a driverproblem.

regards

Jayesh shah
Frequent Advisor

Re: How to configure/use a VA7100 array?

 
Jayesh shah
Frequent Advisor

Re: How to configure/use a VA7100 array?

Hi Harry,

Please, can you provide me help further on solving the problem completely.

After reading the manual -I had disabled the security for the time being and changed the
topology to Auto.

This possibly changed the output of fcmsutil.

Can you tell me what I need to
do in order to get armdiscover
recognise the array.

I have put another question on the same issue "VA7100 conectivity problems". Your reply has actually provided answer for that question.

Thanks a lot,
Jayesh
Mark van Silfhout
Trusted Contributor

Re: How to configure/use a VA7100 array?

Hi,

connect a serial null modem cable to your VA and from the vfp create a lun 0 (10MB), than run a new ioscan followed by insf. After this start a armdiscover and your commandview software should be able to recognize the array.

Regards,
Mark