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How to setup MSA30 on HP-UX

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cam9269
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How to setup MSA30 on HP-UX

Good day Gurus!

I would like to seek assistance in setting up 2 X MSA30 Dual Bus disk enclosures on an RP4440.

The procedures I need are the following:
1. Cabling
2. RAID setup and sparing
3. Other things I need to setup either on the storage or the server to obtain optimal performance from my storage.

TIA!
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Torsten.
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Re: How to setup MSA30 on HP-UX

Do you have a smartarray controller or just "plain" SCSI controllers?
This is important for the next steps.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Torsten.
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Re: How to setup MSA30 on HP-UX

Do you have a smartarray controller or just "plain" SCSI controllers?
This is important for the next steps.

If this is "plain" SCSI, do you want to mirror the disks? How many disks are there?

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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cam9269
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Re: How to setup MSA30 on HP-UX

Hi Torsten,

I only have plain SCSI controllers.
I have 8 x 72GB HDD to plug into an MSA30-DB

Best Regards
cam9269
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Re: How to setup MSA30 on HP-UX

Oh and I want to have it mirrored.
Torsten.
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Re: How to setup MSA30 on HP-UX

Connect each SCSI controller to a connector of the DB module. Put 4 disks in the left half of the MSA, 4 in the right half.

Start your server and you will find new device files for the disks.

Use this documentation to create a volume group and logical volumes and a mirror:

http://docs.hp.com/en/B2355-90950/ch06s02.html#cdebgaei

Come back, if you have more questions.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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cam9269
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Re: How to setup MSA30 on HP-UX

Thanks for all the information Torsten! Will try these procedures out and give feedback on how it goes..