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VA7410 and BL20/25p

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Oliver Wehrli
Valued Contributor

VA7410 and BL20/25p

Hi everyone

This question about the VA7410 might be a little outdated but I hope someone has the patience to help a beginner with his fist steps.
Two virtual array 7410 and one disk system 2400 is the only hardware I have at the moment to work with and gain some experience with storage devices.

My question now is: is it possible to use a VA7410 in connection with a blade enclosure with BL20p as well as Bl25p? If so, what are the requirements?

Thanks a lot for your help!
If there are any references you can provide me with I'll be thankful for every hint!

Best regards,
Oliver
#I work for Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Patrick Terlisten
Honored Contributor
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Re: VA7410 and BL20/25p

Hello Oliver,

this shouldn't be a problem. You need either the fibre-channel connictivity kit für the GbE2 switches, or embedded fc-switches for the p-class bladesystem. You also need fc-mezzanine cards for the blades.

With this you should be able to setup a SAN.

Best regards,
Patrick
Best regards,
Patrick
Oliver Wehrli
Valued Contributor

Re: VA7410 and BL20/25p

SAN - the magic word;-)
I now in theory what a SAN consists of. I never set up one myself especially not with a blade enclosure.
I'll try to find some white-papers about that. Nevertheless if you'd have some advise for me, I'd be very thankful.

Best regards,
Oliver
#I work for Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Patrick Terlisten
Honored Contributor

Re: VA7410 and BL20/25p

Hello Oliver,

a special "SAN-building-guide-for-p-class-blades" doesn't exist. But maybe the SAN Design Reference Guide ist something for you:

http://www.hp.com/go/sandesign

Also the quickspecs of the p-class enclosure, the fibre-channel connectivity kit etc. are nice to read. I remember some design guides for p-class. I have them on my notebook, but I don't have any link. Maybe I can send you them by mail.

Best regards,
Patrick
Best regards,
Patrick
Oliver Wehrli
Valued Contributor

Re: VA7410 and BL20/25p

Hi Patrick

That's what I expected :)
If you could send me some links via email that would be absolutely great!

You find my email address on my profile.

Thanks a lot!

Cheers
Oliver
#I work for Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Patrick Terlisten
Honored Contributor

Re: VA7410 and BL20/25p

Hello Oliver,

sorry, I can't see any mail address in your profile. But I have zipped all my p-class docs and uploaded it on my webserver:

http://www.blazilla.de/download/pclass.zip

Hope this helps. :)

Best regards,
Patrick
Best regards,
Patrick
Oliver Wehrli
Valued Contributor

Re: VA7410 and BL20/25p

Hi Patrick

Strange, I thought my email address should be visible ;)
However, thanks a lot for your help!
I hope I can come up with my first SAN asap :)

Rgds,
Oliver
#I work for Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Oliver Wehrli
Valued Contributor

Re: VA7410 and BL20/25p

See answers from Patrick.
#I work for Hewlett Packard Enterprise