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How to connect an MSA1000 with a RA4100?

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Eric_299
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How to connect an MSA1000 with a RA4100?

I was wondering is anyone knows how to connect an MSA1000 with a RA4100?

Thanks,

Eric
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Uwe Zessin
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Re: How to connect an MSA1000 with a RA4100?

You don't, because both are SCSI targets with a fibre channel front end and a parallel SCSI back-end. I think there isn't even a supported configuration to connect and use both from the same server at the same time.

You can, however, physically move the RA4100's disk drives to the MSA1000 without loss of data (if nothing goes wrong ;-).
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Eric_299
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Re: How to connect an MSA1000 with a RA4100?

Thanks Uwe,

Thanks for the info about moving the disk to the MSA1000. I had seen that documentation before. The only reason why I ask is that in the HP SAN DESIGN REFERENCE GUIDE on page 114, figure 35 shows a MSA1000 and a RA4100 connected together. This is why I asked the question.

Eric
Uwe Zessin
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Re: How to connect an MSA1000 with a RA4100?

Hello Eric,

it is on page 118, of my copy (AA-RMPNR-TE, October, 2004).

On page 159 I can read:
""Servers accessing RA4100 or RA4000 storage systems must not have access to EVA5000/EVA3000, HP XP or VA, EMA/ESA12000, EMA16000, MA/RA8000, MA6000, or MSA1000 storage systems. Zoning is required to prevent access from servers to multiple storage system types when configuring these storage systems in the same physical SAN.""
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Eric_299
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Re: How to connect an MSA1000 with a RA4100?

Does this mean I just have to create a separate zone for the RA4100?
Uwe Zessin
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Re: How to connect an MSA1000 with a RA4100?

Yes, you need to set up zoning so that a single server does not have access to an RA4100 and any other storage array at the same time.
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Eric_299
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Re: How to connect an MSA1000 with a RA4100?

Thanks! much appreciated.