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marco zagazeta
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VA7400

First time user of a VA7400 array, i have it hooked up to an L2000. I already downloaded command view, but i can't get the system to see the drives inside the array. Any suggestions on how to format the drives? and if you could point me to a website to learn more about it, i appreciate your help.
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Michael Tully
Honored Contributor

Re: VA7400

Looks like the 7400 has been superceded by the 7410.

http://www.hp.com/products1/storage/products/disk_arrays/midrange/va7410/index.html
Anyone for a Mutiny ?
Naveej.K.A
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Re: VA7400

hi,

This could be of some help to you...

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=545372

if you are using serial console to connect to the VA7400 array,

use vfpfmt to format the array.
set the raid level using mgr command mgr -? for more information.

with best wishes
Naveej
practice makes a man perfect!!!
Peter Mattei
Honored Contributor

Re: VA7400

Since you are a newby firt make yourself familiar with the array and how it works.
I suggest having a look at the following manuals:
VA Inatallation Guide:
http://h200006.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/lpg60188/lpg60188.pdf
VA user and service guide:
http://h200006.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/lpg60188/lpg60188.pdf
Command view SDM user and installation guide:
http://h200002.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00065956/c00065956.pdf

This should make things easier!

Cheers
Peter
I love storage
Ron Kruger
Advisor

Re: VA7400

Peter,

The link for the User and Service guide was wrong and I could not find it. Do you have the correct link?

Thanks in advance
Ron
Peter Mattei
Honored Contributor

Re: VA7400

Very interesting!
To find any VA hardware manual go here:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&locale=en_US&docIndexId=179911&taskId=101&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesId=89018

If it does not work go here:
http://www.hp.com/go/support
select See support and troubleshooting information
and type the product: VA7410 (Yes use 7410, these manuals cover all VAs)
Choose: HP StorageWorks Virtual Array 7410
In the lower part click on : manuals
Here you will find the VA 7000 family service guide

Cheers
Peter
I love storage
Ted Buis
Honored Contributor

Re: VA7400

You need to use Command View or a terminal connected to the VA to create the LUNs. You can't see any LUNs from HP-UX until you create them on the array. Remember it is a virtual array, and you create LUNs of whatever size you want out of the total usable space.
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marco zagazeta
Occasional Contributor

Re: VA7400

thank you guys, i really appreciate your help. i got to format the drives. and know i can take the time and read through te manuals that you guys gave me. thanks again