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Hpux with an eva

Dave_394
Advisor

Hpux with an eva

What would my next step be. I'm obviously a novice at this.

Thanks,
Dave
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Leif Halvarsson_2
Honored Contributor

Re: Hpux with an eva

Hi,
Could you please be a little more specific. Is the problem configuring volumes or the INIT message.

Are you going to use Secure Path (redundant paths to the array) or using Single Path ?
Dave_394
Advisor

Re: Hpux with an eva

It's configuring volumes. I'm not using secure path now but eventually we will.

Thanks,
Dave
Leif Halvarsson_2
Honored Contributor

Re: Hpux with an eva

Hi,

If you not are using Secure Path, you should zone your switches so that only one path to one controller is visible from the host. After zoning, rebot the system so all obsolete paths disappers.

Creating volumes is perhaps easiest to do using SAM, at least if a newbe. But, sometimes SAM has problems to detect SAN volumes so the initial steps have to be done from the command line.

Here is the basic steps (examples):

First create a directory for the new volumegroup.

mkdir /dev/vg01
then create the necessary devicefile
mknod /dev/vg00/group c 64 0x010000

create the physical volume

pvcreate /dev/rdsk/c24t0d1

vgcreate /dev/vg01 /dev/dsk/c24t0d1

(note that raw devicfile is used in the first command but blocked in the second)

activate the volumegroup

vgchange -a y /dev/vg01

Then you can go on, using SAM to create volumes.
Dave_394
Advisor

Re: Hpux with an eva

Thanks that helps a lot.
Ted Buis
Honored Contributor

Re: Hpux with an eva

If this is an EVA3000 or 5000 you really want to use SecurePath. With the new EVA4000/6000/8000 it is optional.
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Chuck Ciesinski
Honored Contributor

Re: Hpux with an eva

Dave,

We have both HP-UX 11.11i v1 and OpenVMS 7.3-2 connected to our EVA5000. SecurePath is GOOD. Remember, GOOGLE is your friend!

Chuck Ciesinski

"Show me the $$$$$"