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Who use EVA5000 and Netware 6.5 SP6 (SIX)!! in production?

LSt_1
Occasional Advisor

Who use EVA5000 and Netware 6.5 SP6 (SIX)!! in production?

Hi,

We have a 10-node novell netware 6.5 SP5 (FIVE) clustersystem, connected to a EVA5000 (4.007)system with CA.
The customer have a migration project to move from NW6.5 SP5 (FIVE) to a new service pack version 6 (SIX !!) (SP6 from 2006-11-06).

Answer with NO:
1) At the HP Website "StorageWorks SPOCK" i found in the file "EVA_3000_5000_V4_Netware_IA32_FC_Connectivity_2007_05_18.pdf", that "SP6(including OES distribution) not supported until further notice".
2) HP Support call # 1215753125 give " at the moment NO support for SP6", and no pending, but no answer why not - and no timeslot for support

Answser with YES
3) The QuickSpec for EVA6000 show, that netware SP6 is supported.
4) The EBSMatrix-0507.pdf from May 2007 show, that SP6 ist supported for BackupEXE.
5) The Qlogic (QLA2X00.ham) FCHBA2214 driver from HP (690m.zip) is the same as in Novell SP6.

The question is:
Who use EVA5000 and Netware 6.5 SP6 in production?

Regards
Lutz
3 REPLIES
LSt_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: Who use EVA5000 and Netware 6.5 SP6 (SIX)!! in production?

Hi,
I found a solution in the novell news forums:
http://newsportal.novell.com/article.php?id=5455&group=novell.support.open-enterprise-server.clustering#5455

but no support from hp spock

http://www.hp.com/storage/spock
EVA_3000_5000_V4_Netware_IA32_FC_Connectivity_2007_05_18.pdf

Regards
Lutz
Gareth H Wilson
Frequent Advisor

Re: Who use EVA5000 and Netware 6.5 SP6 (SIX)!! in production?

we have an eva5000 and have recently migrated from rack mount servers running nw6 to a blade enclosure with 4 nodes running nw65SP6,the 2 problems we had were

1. the blades came with emulex HBA's which dont have netware drivers so HP chnaged them for the qlocic HBA's which are supported under netware
2. After getting the cluster fully migrated over to NW6.5 SP6 and taken the old rack mounted NW6 nodes out the cluster everything seemed ok until we had to expand a pool on the SAN and we needed a Post SP6 hot fix
which can be found here

http://www.novell.com/support/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=3942011&sliceId=SAL_Public&dialogID=40396856

apart from that the cluster is running fine talking to the EVA5000 (SYS volumes are local to each server just the big datastores are the onn the SAN Volumes)

hope this helps :)

LSt_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: Who use EVA5000 and Netware 6.5 SP6 (SIX)!! in production?

Hi Novell Admins,

Good news, i check the spocks (http://www.hp.com/storage/spock) and found, that Netware 6.5 SP6 !! IS SUPPORTED !! from HP for the EVA5000 (active,active) with VCS v4.007.

EVA_3000_5000_V4_Netware_IA32_FC_Connectivity_2007_08_08.pdf

VERSIONS
Netware 6.5
SP5 (including OES distribution)
SP6 (including OES distribution)
Notes:
Due to NW 6.5 SP6 Media Manager interoperability challenges, the customer is advised to use SCSIHD.CDM on NW 6.5 SP6 rather than CPQSHD.CDM

EVA5000
Controller: HSV111
Recommended Firmware: VCS v4.007
Minimum Firmware: VCS v4.007

Thanks for help
Regards
Lutz