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MSA1000 and HP-UX 2nd controller question

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Stephen Nelson
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MSA1000 and HP-UX 2nd controller question

I have read all the articles and discussions on making the MSA1000 work with HP-UX 11.11 and up. All makes sense, so far. Here is my question concering the controllers. All the documents say "single controller only." But does that mean that if I put two controllers in the MSA1000, can I use the 2nd controller as a failover controller in case the 1st one fails????? Or does this all mean that putting in a 2nd controller is totally useless??? Any clarification would help, thanks!
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John Kufrovich
Honored Contributor
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Re: MSA1000 and HP-UX 2nd controller question

Unfortunately, as of today, the second controller is useless in HPUX.

Loesch Beate
Occasional Visitor

Re: MSA1000 and HP-UX 2nd controller question

Is this still so ?
Does a second controller still not work ?
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: MSA1000 and HP-UX 2nd controller question

The second controller should work like described in the specifications ;-)

But the MSA1000 firmware is still missing Active/Active support for HP-UX PVlinks.
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Alzhy
Honored Contributor

Re: MSA1000 and HP-UX 2nd controller question

What's the state of multi-pathing on MSA strorage (MSA1000/1500) these days? Will dual controllers now work seamlessly with PVlinks/AP or even VxVM DMP?
Hakuna Matata.
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: MSA1000 and HP-UX 2nd controller question

It is still not available.
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jasonK_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: MSA1000 and HP-UX 2nd controller question

What's the status for active/active for HP-UX as of now?
Remington
Advisor

Re: MSA1000 and HP-UX 2nd controller question

Hi,

Since Feb. 2007
the msa1000 firmware now supports active/active

see
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?prodNameId=305215〈=en&cc=us&taskId=135&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesId=377751

HTH
R.
Remington
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