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upgrade EVA5000

Hi friends

Please help me, I have a EVA5000 2C6D (loop switch) and want to add 2 enclousure more 2C8D.
Can you help with a procedure???? and this procedure it's online????

Regards,

Guido
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Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: upgrade EVA5000

The disk drive enclosure should come with the necessary documentation on how to add it. Please spend some time to read and understand it - do not attempt to "just plug it in".

It can be done online, but, honestly: you should let somebody with experience do the job, because you can cause problems if this is done improperly.
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Luk Vandenbussche
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Re: upgrade EVA5000

Hi Guido,

In attachment you find the pdf.

Also downloadable from
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00407574/c00407574.pdf

Re: upgrade EVA5000

Yes you can do this live, although low I/O is a good idea, follow my steps as below:

1> power up both enclosures with 1 (one) disk inserted
2> Let the enclosure settle and plug in the address bus cables
3> connect one FC cable to a disk enclosure
4> wait
5> wait some more
6> cry as Command view puts all your disks and disk enclosures into unmappable hardware
7> Sigh of relief as Command View recovers all your disks and enclosures after two minutes
8> Check that the loop you just added to is up and running
9> Check the EVA can see your new enclosure and disk.
10> plug in the other loop for the newly added enclosure, (and repeat steps 4-9)

11> Check EVA is ok
12> do the same for your second disk enclosure

I don't know why command view puts everything into unmappable, I 've done this many times now, and its still very scary!

Note:

When adding additional disks (I assume you have bought some to add in, always give two minutes between disk insertions, other wise Command View will duplicate disk names.

Rich
dominic_7
Advisor

Re: upgrade EVA5000

Hi Richard ,

What was you VCS version ?
CV EVA Version ?

let me know .

Dominic

Re: upgrade EVA5000

It's great, i resolve the problem