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EVA 5K with 2c2d

BIJI JOHN
Advisor

EVA 5K with 2c2d

hello,
i want to add two new enclosure to my existing 5K san which is 2C2D, what are the steps that i need to follow to do this task and Does it requires loop switch

thank you
17 REPLIES
Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA 5K with 2c2d

Boy two disk enclosures, you need at least four disks in each enclosure to activate them. You don't need a switch but you can obtain advantage of using it.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
BIJI JOHN
Advisor

Re: EVA 5K with 2c2d

i mean to upgrade from 2C2D to 2C4D
Peter Mattei
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA 5K with 2c2d

You do not need loop switches but it would be beneficial for maintainability (the next enclosures could be added online)

See the following nauals for reference on the configurations and steps:

Enterprise Virtual Array 3000/5000 user
guide
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00571498/c00571498.pdf

EVA Configuration Guide
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00229766/c00229766.pdf

Cheers
Peter
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stefano colombo_1
Super Advisor

Re: EVA 5K with 2c2d

Hi ,
I thought such work can be done only by HP personel , at least so I was been told .

Mark...
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA 5K with 2c2d

Hi All,
As far as I am aware you can do your own upgrades, but you may prefer to use HP's services for several reasons.
It is possible to upgrade switched & non-switched configurations on-line but switched ones are easier. You do need to be careful and think about what you are doing for non-switched configurations. Going from non-switched to switched is a definate off-line job.
Obviously there are also several things to consider like RSS's, redundancy, etc but the actual h/w side of things is pretty straight forward. This is why many people use HP's services when upgrading.
As in above notes, read up, plan carefully and then do it [or get someone in!]
Mark...
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BIJI JOHN
Advisor

Re: EVA 5K with 2c2d

dear all,
hsv110 controller version is 2.006, is there any need to upgrade this version to the latest version before we add this two new enclosure

thank you
Peter Mattei
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA 5K with 2c2d

Are you kidding!
VCS 2.006 has been superseded long time ago.

Current VCS versions are
- 3.028 for active-passive LUN presentation
and
- 4.007 for active-active LUN presentation

You should upgrade or have your EVA upgraded to one of the two versions as soon as possible!

Cheers
Peter
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BIJI JOHN
Advisor

Re: EVA 5K with 2c2d

hello peter,
if we upgrade the version of vcs to latest, then do we need to upgrade the version of the command view aslo

john
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA 5K with 2c2d

Hi,

Yes you do... If I remember correctly you'll need to get up to at least version 4 of Command View EVA to support VCS 3.028.

Hope this helps,

Regards,

Rob

P.S. Remember to assign points to answers !
Peter Mattei
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA 5K with 2c2d

Check the repective release note. It will tell you all pre and corequisites:

VSC3.028
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00444255/c00444255.pdf

VCS4.007 http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00898514/c00898514.pdf

Cheers
Peter
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Mark...
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA 5K with 2c2d

Hi All,

I thought V3.110 is the latest version as this is what I keep seeing in HP customer advisories etc. and in this forum.

However, I keep seeing references in this forum to V3.028 as the "latest" version ??? So what's it to be then ????

Anybody out there using V3.110 ???

I haven't tried it myself yet, by the way...

Mark...
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Peter Mattei
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA 5K with 2c2d

VCS3.110 is currently on controlled release which means that it needs an HP escalation to get it.
It is expected that it will go GA in the June timeframe if the the controlled release installations go well.

Cheers
Peter
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BIJI JOHN
Advisor

Re: EVA 5K with 2c2d

thank you peter for your support, but i need to clear some more point.

1) command view 4.1 is it upgradeable from previous version or fresh time installation

2)what abt the License issue for the command view.

3) from where i can download the frimware for vcs and command view

once again thank you for your support
Peter Mattei
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA 5K with 2c2d

1) command view 4.1 is it upgradeable from previous version or fresh time installation

I would go for CV 6.02 which is the latest version. It will take intermediate upgrades for metadata conversion sake. Let HP do the upgrade!

2) what about the License issue for the command view.

This depends on the contract you have and under what terms you bought your EVA/CV. Best is to talk to your HP representative for support!

3) from where i can download the firmware for VCS and command view

VCS and CV is not intended to just be downloaded and installed by customers.
Again, contact your HP representative for support in figuring out your current licensing scheme and the required upgrade paths!

Cheers
Peter
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Mark...
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA 5K with 2c2d

Thanks for clearing that up Peter.
Any reason why is it is on controlled release???
Mark...
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Peter Mattei
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA 5K with 2c2d

The reason for introducing it this way is VCS3.100 which had to be withdrawn due to a problem in very specific configurations that was discovered after public release.

A controlled release allows monitoring product quality and avoiding customer dissatisfacion! (Remember, there are more than 30'000 EVAs installed worldwide)

Cheers
Peter
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Mark...
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA 5K with 2c2d

Thanks again Peter,
All I need now is the .sss for V3.110 !!! %*)
Regards,
Mark...
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