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P2000 MSA iSCSI & Server 2012

Del0rian
Occasional Collector

P2000 MSA iSCSI & Server 2012

I've a new P2000 i'm configuring with Server 2012, I'm using it in a simple two node cluster and had validated the setup previously on Server2008R2 without issue.

Since moving to Server 2012 however when I try to runthe cluster validation wizard it fails;

 

validate storage spaces persistent reservation

 

This never failed previously and suspect it's something new to 2012, question is can I safely ignore it as I've no intention to use Storage Spaces (which I believe this separate test is aimed at).

I've set the MSA to use the native MPIO system and 'claimed' the paths using the mpclaim command. I have verified the paths are active and failover.

 

Thankyou

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JohnFranklin
Advisor

Re: P2000 MSA iSCSI & Server 2012

I've got the exact same setup and problem. All works except the "validate storage spaces persistent reservation" on the cluster validation.
JohnFranklin
Advisor

Re: P2000 MSA iSCSI & Server 2012

What driver are you using for your storage in Server 2012? I assume thats what the problem is as I'm getting the generic Microsoft 2006ish driver. 

Del0rian
Occasional Collector

Re: P2000 MSA iSCSI & Server 2012

I've done what the available documentation states ( I can only find details pertaining to Server 2008r2).
The lack of DSM for Server 2012 means you simply use native Windows MPIO ,after connecting the paths I claim them using the supplied mpclaim command with syntax as per HP.

I've checked in the device properties and it does state P2000 device etc so believe this at least is as it should be. It's not a hard error either so I do have the option to continue regardless, I'm not comfortable with this however as a basis for a production cluster - not without understanding the true state of the problem.
Ultrium_2012
Occasional Visitor

Re: P2000 MSA iSCSI & Server 2012

hi,

 

I have exactly the same problem, a solution in sight?

I bought a P2000 for nothing?

 

(hyper-v server 2012 with HP P2000 MSA ISCSI)

 

 

 

Thx

JohnFranklin
Advisor

Re: P2000 MSA iSCSI & Server 2012

Edit:

 

Not working. 

 

Still recieving on cluster validation:

 

Failure. Persistent Reservation not present on Test Disk 0 from node HV01 after successful call to update reservation holder's registration key 0xb.
Test Disk 0 does not support SCSI-3 Persistent Reservations commands needed to support clustered Storage Pools. Some storage devices require specific firmware versions or settings to function properly with failover clusters. Please contact your storage administrator or storage vendor to check the configuration of the storage to allow it to function properly with failover clusters.
JafoLLIT
Occasional Visitor

Re: P2000 MSA iSCSI & Server 2012

I am waiting for server 2012 drivers from HP. I find it odd that HP would not have drivers for operating systems it sells with servers.

TenTalentsIT
Occasional Visitor

Re: P2000 MSA iSCSI & Server 2012

I am experiencing the Same issue, however after doing some research I have found the VSS, VDS and Capi have been released by HP.

 

You can download these here

 

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?cc=us&prodNameId=4118572&prodSeriesId=4118559&swLang=13&taskId=135&swEnvOID=1005#29214

 

Additionally, I think the issue may be firmware Related on your SAN Array - TS250R021 was not supported for Windows 2012 from my understanding and HP recently Released TS250R023 which now correctly listed Windows 2012 Support.  I am in process of installing this update right now.  Will know shortly if this resolves the issue.

 

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=0&prodSeriesId=4118559&swItem=MTX-d9b6f0ffc1c04548ba1d8bfc5c&prodNameId=4118572&swEnvOID=1005&swLang=13&taskId=135&mode=4&idx=0

 

Additionally if you are using a BL460G8 I would ensure you have configured the iSCSI HBA built in and utilize this, it can be configured during boot up, and removes the Microsoft Software Based iSCSI from your system.

 


Will report back after I have updated the Firmware on the SAN Array.

TenTalentsIT
Occasional Visitor

Re: P2000 MSA iSCSI & Server 2012

Okay After updating to the latest firmware this issue still persists.

HOWEVER!! I did find this little Gem from HP

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=110&prodSeriesId=4118559&prodTypeId=12169&objectID=c03743064

Basically the error can be safely ignored according to HP

Hope that helps everyone out here!
Del0rian
Occasional Collector

Re: P2000 MSA iSCSI & Server 2012

 

Thanks for the update and links!

 

I had already 'ignored' it, nice to think i did so 'safely' ;)