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How to see and add EVA3000 virtual disk?

Matthew Murdock
Frequent Advisor

How to see and add EVA3000 virtual disk?

I finally have the ia64 hpux system able to see up to the hsv100 controllers, but I am unable to see any disks beyond this. Here is output to ioscan. How Do I get the disk(s) to appear beyond this?

0/5/1/0 fc HP Tachyon XL2 Fibre Channel Mass Storage Adapter
0/5/1/0.1 fcp FCP Domain
0/5/1/0.1.8.255.0 ext_bus FCP Device Interface
0/5/1/0.1.8.255.0.0 target
0/5/1/0.1.8.255.0.0.0 ctl HP HSV100
0/5/1/0.1.9.255.0 ext_bus FCP Device Interface
0/5/1/0.1.9.255.0.0 target
0/5/1/0.1.9.255.0.0.0 ctl HP HSV100
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Rainer von Bongartz
Honored Contributor

Re: How to see and add EVA3000 virtual disk?

Are you sure you presented disks to this host?

Do you have SecurePath installed ?

What is the output of 'spmgr display' ?

Did you do an 'insf -e' ??

Regards
Rainer
He's a real UNIX Man, sitting in his UNIX LAN making all his UNIX plans for nobody ...
Matthew Murdock
Frequent Advisor

Re: How to see and add EVA3000 virtual disk?

1) No. I am not quite clear on how to do this.

2) I was under the impression Secure Path was only needed for Path Failover, unless HP has made it mandatory, then I have to wait until HP can provide this for us.

3) spmgr does not seem to exist on HP/UX 11I V2 (find does not find it).

4) Yes.

I am currently downloading the HP-UX eva Platform kit 3.0B and a smaller 3.0E tar file of the same kit.
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: How to see and add EVA3000 virtual disk?

1) Go to the Virtual Disk properties page. You need to select the "ACTIVE" object, which is below the disk family. Then choose the Presentation tab and proceed.

2) You can run single-path.

3) It is part of Secure Path. If nobody did install it on this server, then don't be surprised if it is not there ;-)

4) Doesn't help if you did not present a virtual disk. What you see as LUN 0 is the controller array device, not a data disk.
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Rainer von Bongartz
Honored Contributor

Re: How to see and add EVA3000 virtual disk?

Matthew

As long as you dif not present your disk(s) you will not seem them through ioscan

Start CommandView EVA and go to the Virtual Disk properties panel
Select the disk and use the presentation buttom to present the disk

Regards
Rainer
He's a real UNIX Man, sitting in his UNIX LAN making all his UNIX plans for nobody ...
Ted Buis
Honored Contributor

Re: How to see and add EVA3000 virtual disk?

I think you need both Commandview and SecurePath even without failover.
Mom 6
Mark Poeschl_2
Honored Contributor

Re: How to see and add EVA3000 virtual disk?

Commandview runs on the management appliance and you can run single path without SecurePath. However, there are a whole lot of restrictions and zoning rules when running single path. See:
http://h200007.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/lpg60210/lpg60210.pdf
Nguyen Anh Tien
Honored Contributor

Re: How to see and add EVA3000 virtual disk?

Have you present for your vdisk? set it by using Command view EVA. If you are new bie use EVA simulator first.
get EVA simulator at:
http://www.magirus.com/germany/hardware/hp/news/news_08557.php
Following it's exercise
HTH
tienna
HP is simple
Matthew Murdock
Frequent Advisor

Re: How to see and add EVA3000 virtual disk?

Thanks for all the help. I was able to figure out the command view (after a patch from HP) and present the vdisks to the unix host on lun 1. Ioscan still cannot see the vdisk. It still sees the the controllers though. I do not know what to check. I do not have Secure path installed so no, spmgr. The SMA sees everything just fine.
Ted Buis
Honored Contributor

Re: How to see and add EVA3000 virtual disk?

HP-UX Platform Kit for EVA(3.0B)
HP:HP-UX(11.23) Patch Bundle:AR0403 Patch Bundle:HWE 0409
HP:Command View EVA(3.3) - Recommended version
Supported cards (driver loaded?)
HP:A6795A - PHKL_23939 or later
HP:A6826A
HP:A9782A
HP:A9784A

What FC switch are you using?
Mom 6
Mohanasundaram_1
Honored Contributor

Re: How to see and add EVA3000 virtual disk?

Hi Matt,

The Securepath is a licensed product and cannot be downloaded from the open website. What you can download are updates which can be installed on the base product.

You need to check with your HP sales team for procuring this.

With regards,
Mohan.
Attitude, Not aptitude, determines your altitude
Matthew Murdock
Frequent Advisor

Re: How to see and add EVA3000 virtual disk?

Again thank you all for your suggestions. I have learned alot during this issue. This is my first time in presenting disks in a true SAN environment.