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RemoteMonitor problems with Virtual Arrays

Darrell Tschakert
Regular Advisor

RemoteMonitor problems with Virtual Arrays

Hi,
We have two HP virtual Arrays:
* A VA7410 which is shared by two HP 9000 L2000's which each run HP-UX 11.00.
* A VA7100 which is shared by an HP 9000 L3000 running 11.11 and an HP 9000 L2000 running HP-UX 11.00. The 7100 goes into a Brocade Switch before going to the HP 9000's

All four of the HP 9000's had two copies of RemoteMonitor running just after the Virtual Arrays were installed. Later on, these RemoteMonitors were no longer running. I discovered that they quit running the day that I updated OnlineDiagnostics to the latest versions. The reason for this is that the file named /var/stm/config/tools/monitor/RemoteMonitor.cfg
was overwritten and the following lines:

...
DISK_ARRAY ENABLE
DISK_DRIVE DISABLE
JBOD ENABLE
...

were changed to:

DISK_ARRAY DISABLE
DISK_DRIVE DISABLE
JBOD DISABLE

I edited the RemoteMonitor.cfg file to enable the DISK_ARRAY and JBOD again. I then used monconfig to stop/start the monitors and RemoteMonitor came back.

I have two questions:

1. Did the OnlineDiag update negatively effect anything besides the RemoteMonitor.cfg file? (Anything with respect to the working of the VA7100?) If so, what.

2. Since we have a Brocade switch between the VA7100 and the HP 9000's, should the /var/stm/config/tools/monitor/RemoteMonitor.cfg file be edited so that:

...
FC_HUB DISABLE
FC_SWITCH DISABLE
FC_BRIDGE DISABLE
...

is changed to this:

...
FC_HUB DISABLE
FC_SWITCH ENABLE
FC_BRIDGE DISABLE
...

Thank you,

Darrel Tschakert
Equal Employment Opportunity Comm.

 

P.S. This thread has been moved from Disk to Disk Arrays. -HP Forum Moderator

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