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updating msa 1000 firmware to 7.00

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Carlos_172
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updating msa 1000 firmware to 7.00

Hi

We have a msa 1000 in single controller configuration. We need to update firmware msa 1000 to 7.00 to mix different os into it, without redudant configuracion. I know we need a extra redundant controller. Do we need another i/o module, too? or active/active configuration could work whith simply one i/o module?

Thanks a lot
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pablo_garcia
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Re: updating msa 1000 firmware to 7.00

Hi Carlos,

You can update firmware to 7.00 with only one controller. If the MSA1000 has two controller and you update the firmware, your MSA will be active/active.
But you don´t need another i/o module. If you put another i/o module will be better. Your SAN would be most availability

Pablo.
Carlos_172
Frequent Advisor

Re: updating msa 1000 firmware to 7.00

Hola Pablo, te hablo en castellano porque veo que eres de España como yo.

Lo que no he mencionado es que nuestro sistema es HPUX y en la documentacion de la actualizacion de firmware he leido que no esta soportado el single controller. Textualmente en la guia de hp "Migrating from an active/passive single controller to
active/active dual controllers in HP-UX environments" pone lo siguiente:
"Single-controller configurations are no longer supported; two controllers must be installed in the MSA."
La duda del modulo i/o adicional, es si es necesario tenerlo si instalas una controladora adicional (supongo que cada controladora va unida a un modulo i/o o a un swtich embebido en la msa si se instala este en lugar del modulo)

Bueno, muchisimas gracias porque estoy un poco perdido con este tema
pablo_garcia
Frequent Advisor

Re: updating msa 1000 firmware to 7.00

Hola Carlos,

No he trabajado nunca con entorno HP-UX, por lo que no te puedo ayudar mucho. Respecto al modulo adicional de I/O no te haría falta.
Tu puedes tener dos controladoras con un solo modulo I/O, y puedes tener una MSA con una controladora y dos modulos I/O (o dos switches).

Espero ayudarte.

Siento no poder ayudarte con los HP-UX

Pablo Garcia
Carlos_172
Frequent Advisor

Re: updating msa 1000 firmware to 7.00

OK Pablo. Thanks a lot.
Anybody have checked this configuration with HP/UX?
MSA 1000 whith v 7.00 firmware + single controller + hpux server rp3440 whith single hba fc. (no active/active)

Any suggestion will be appreciated.