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VA7400 Upgrade to VA7410

Robert G. Kim
Occasional Visitor

VA7400 Upgrade to VA7410

I have a VA7400 and I am planning to upgrade it to a VA 7410. The HP SE has indicated that this is a distructive upgrade and will require reinitialization of the disks. Is there anyway to salvage the LUN configuration information so that I can just upload it back to the array, or do I need to re-create everything from scratch?
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Peter Mattei
Honored Contributor

Re: VA7400 Upgrade to VA7410

You can save your config.

See on: http://h200002.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/lpg60195/lpg60195.pdf

on page 5 it says:
Gather Array Configuration Information
If the existing array configuration will be recreated on the upgraded array, all
important array configuration information should be saved. This will facilitate
re-establishing the correct configuration on the upgraded array. If a new
configuration will be established, you may not need to save and reuse all of
the array configuration.
Note The commands used to retrieve and save the configuration
information redirect the output to the specified file. After
executing a command, view the file and make sure the content
looks correct before proceeding to the next command. The file
names used are suggestions. Any meaningful file names can be
used.
Because the array will be formatted, do not store the
configuration files on a LUN on the array.
1 Save the state of the array:
armdsp > armdsp_
armdsp -a > armdsp_a_
2 Save a list of any feature licenses that are installed:
armfeature -r > armfeature_
3 If the host port behavior table is being used, save the table:
armhost -r -f armhost_.txt
4 If the Secure Manager LUN security table is being used, save the table:
armsecure -r -f armsecure_.txt -p password


Peter
I love storage
Eugeny Brychkov
Honored Contributor

Re: VA7400 Upgrade to VA7410

Robert,
ask HP CE to contact me. He should know how to do it (to contact)
Eugeny