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RAID can not connect with host hp rx3600.

Aoyama
Occasional Visitor

RAID can not connect with host hp rx3600.

Dear Sir:
When our user use HP serer connect RAID storage, can not connect RAID.
The symptom is as follow:
host is hp rx3600 / OS hp-ux 11.31(IA)
FC HBA HP PCI-X 2.0 4Gb Fibre Channel HBA Part number AB378-60101)
Storage RAID is A08F-G2422 made by Infortrend Technology,Inc.

Case1: Set RAID in "point to point only" mode
but RAID can not link Up. the log message is as follow:
endor ID is = 0x1077
Device ID is = 0x2422
PCI Sub-system Vendor ID is = 0x103C
PCI Sub-system ID is = 0x12D6
PCI Mode = PCI-X 266 MHz
ISP Code version = 4.4.4
ISP Chip version = 3
Previous Topology = PTTOPT_NPORT
Link Speed = UNKNOWN
Local N_Port_id is = None
Previous N_Port_id is = None
N_Port Node World Wide Name = 0x50014380033a839f
N_Port Port World Wide Name = 0x50014380033a839e
Switch Port World Wide Name = 0
Switch Node World Wide Name = 0
N_Port Symbolic Port Name = omesv01_fcd0
N_Port Symbolic Node Name = omesv01_HP-UX_B.11.31
Driver state = AWAITING_LINK_UP
Hardware Path is = 0/7/1/0
Maximum Frame Size = 2048
Driver-Firmware Dump Available = NO
Driver-Firmware Dump Timestamp = N/A
Driver Version = @(#) fcd B.11.31.0903.%331
Dec 9 2008
Target N_Port_id is = 0x0000ef
Target Loop_id is = 0
Target state = DSM_UNOPENED
Symbolic Port Name =
Symbolic Node Name =
Port Type = NL_PORT
FCP-2 Support = NO
Target Port World Wide Name = 0x210000d023052f91
Target Node World Wide Name = 0x200000d023052f91
Common Service parameters (all values shown in hex):
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Common Features : 8800 RO_Bitmap: 2
Total Conseq: ff
Class 3 Service parameters (all values shown in hex):
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Open Sequences/Exchg:1 Conseq: ff
Recipient Control Flags:0 Rxsz: 800

Case2: Set RAID in "loop only" mode
RAID can link Up, but RAID can not be connected by Host. the log message is as follow:
Vendor ID is = 0x1077
Device ID is = 0x2422
PCI Sub-system Vendor ID is = 0x103C
PCI Sub-system ID is = 0x12D6
PCI Mode = PCI-X 266 MHz
ISP Code version = 4.4.4
ISP Chip version = 3
Topology = PRIVATE_LOOP
Link Speed = 4Gb
Local N_Port_id is = 0x000001
Previous N_Port_id is = None
Local Loop_id is = 125
N_Port Node World Wide Name = 0x50014380033a839f
N_Port Port World Wide Name = 0x50014380033a839e
Switch Port World Wide Name = N/A
Switch Node World Wide Name = N/A
N_Port Symbolic Port Name = omesv01_fcd0
N_Port Symbolic Node Name = omesv01_HP-UX_B.11.31
Driver state = ONLINE
Hardware Path is = 0/7/1/0
Maximum Frame Size = 2048
Driver-Firmware Dump Available = NO
Driver-Firmware Dump Timestamp = N/A
Driver Version = @(#) fcd B.11.31.0903.%331
Dec 9 2008
Target N_Port_id is = 0x0000ef
Target Loop_id is = 0
Target state = DSM_UNOPENED
Symbolic Port Name =
Symbolic Node Name =
Port Type = NL_PORT
FCP-2 Support = NO
Target Port World Wide Name = 0x210000d023052f91
Target Node World Wide Name = 0x200000d023052f91
Common Service parameters (all values shown in hex):
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Common Features : 8800 RO_Bitmap: 2
Total Conseq: ff
Class 3 Service parameters (all values shown in hex):
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Open Sequences/Exchg:1 Conseq: ff
Recipient Control lags:0 Rxsz: 800

We want to know why Host can not connect to RAID ? And what is the root cause ?
Please give us some advice!
Thank you very much.

Best Regards
Aoyama
2 REPLIES
Jozef_Novak
Respected Contributor

Re: RAID can not connect with host hp rx3600.

Hello,

you need to check several things:

1.) is HPUX 11.31 supported with this kind of storage ?
2.) is direct connection (without using a fibre channel switch) supported ?
3.) are you using a supported Host Bus Adapters ?

There are usually strict rules that have to be followed in a SAN that comprises hardware from multiple vendors.

J.
TTr
Honored Contributor

Re: RAID can not connect with host hp rx3600.

HP-UX is not mentioned in this document.

http://www.infortrend.com/doc/datasheet/ES%20A08F_A12F-G2422_PRN_PDS_V1.3.pdf

This does not neceesarily mean that this array does not work with HP-UX, maybe the manufacturer has not tested it yet.

To verify that the array is configured properly, connect it to a different server with a different OS and see if it works with that server.