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MA 8000 DISKS PROBLEM

Yannis Nikolaides
Occasional Advisor

MA 8000 DISKS PROBLEM

WE HAVE AN MA8000 WITH 2 HSG80 CONTROLLERS WITH ACS 8.5. THE STSTEM HAS 12 SCSI-3 160 36GB DISKS SPREAD IN DIFFERENT SCSI BUSSES AND STORAGE BOXES. RECENTLY WE TRIED TO ADD 9 NEW DISKS (ULTRA 320) 5 OF THEM WHERE CORRECTLY INSTALLED, BUT FOUR OF THEM COULD NOT LIGHT THE "ONLINE" LED. WE CHANGED THE DISKS BUT... NOTHING. ON THE SAME BUS AND ON THE SAME STORAGEBOX A LOT OF PREVIOUS INSTALLED DISKS ARE WORKING CORRECTRLY !!! WHAT COULD BE THE REASON FOR THIS STRANGE PROBLEM ???
3 REPLIES
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: MA 8000 DISKS PROBLEM

The firmware is too old.
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Matt Palmer_2
Respected Contributor

Re: MA 8000 DISKS PROBLEM

Uwe is correct, compaq/hp delivered a mandatory upgrade to HSG80s and the ACS.

The minimum supported version now I believe is V86F-13(best to contact HP for a flashcard). and this should allow you to use your new disks.

Hope this helps

regards

Matt

Re: MA 8000 DISKS PROBLEM

Yep

Upgrade to 8.7 and all the problems will go away (hopefully)

BR

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