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RAID 4Si and DS2300

Wang Haihua
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RAID 4Si and DS2300

Now I will install a rp5430 server with a RAID 4Si PCI card and a DS2300 storage with dual BCC card. The server's OS version is 11i. There are six hard disks in DS2300 storage, three of then were inserted into 1,2,3 slots and other three were inserted into 8,9,10 slots. I want to set RAID0/1 of these six hard disks and set DS2300 to work in splits bus mode. Who could tell me how to connect the DS2300 to the RAID 4Si Card and how to configure RAID(I know there is a tool called IRM bundled in HPUX 11i that can configure RAID, who can tell me how to download the manual about IRM)? Thanks!
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Brian M Rawlings
Honored Contributor

Re: RAID 4Si and DS2300

Here's an info resource for the DS2300, supposedly manuals and so forth (if you need them).

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Home.jsp?locale=en_US&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesId=81148

Here is info on the 4Si RAID card:

http://www.hp.com/products1/unixserverconnectivity/storagesnf2/adapter14/infolibrary/

IRM appears to be a function of Ignite/UX. Check out:

http://www.software.hp.com/RELEASES-MEDIA/latest/osoe/110/1202.htm

(search for IRM, and you will find it after a couple of fIRMware finds...)

Regards, --bmr
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Vincent Fleming
Honored Contributor

Re: RAID 4Si and DS2300

You can download the latest software from:

http://www.software.hp.com/cgi-bin/swdepot_parser.cgi/cgi/displayProductInfo.pl?productNumber=A5856A

Just hit the "Receive for Free" button at the bottom, fill out the form, and download away.

I haven't been able to find a printed manual for the IRM, but I can email you copies of our web pages that tell how to use it. Email me at vince.fleming@hp.com and I'll send them to you.

Good luck,

Vince
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Vincent Fleming
Honored Contributor

Re: RAID 4Si and DS2300

Ah - I found the manual. It's too big to post here, so send me an email, and I'll send it to you.

Vince
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Iain F. Brown
Valued Contributor

Re: RAID 4Si and DS2300

The manual is on the external web http://docs.hp.com/hpux/pdf/J6173-90007.pdf
Ron Lawson_1
Trusted Contributor

Re: RAID 4Si and DS2300

Since you have set the DS2300 in split-bus mode, you can connect two ports of the RAID 4Si to the DS2300 -- one cable for each bus.

The configuration of RAID 0/1, or RAID 10 as we call it, is a little tricky. Using IRM, you will have to create three "arrays" of two disks each, and choose the SPAN option. The manual describes how to do this -- the trick is not to hit the ENTER key twice until you get all three of them configured.