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Looking for FC-AL ID of va7410 controller

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Simon Galton
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Looking for FC-AL ID of va7410 controller

I'm documenting our setup and can not find a reference to the FC-AL ID of the va7410 controller. I assume that it is "7", but can someone validate or correct this?

Thanks!
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Vincent Fleming
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Re: Looking for FC-AL ID of va7410 controller

Uh, it's not 7. In fact, it would have up to 4 FC/AL loopids.

Run armdsp -a on the unit.

Look for entries like this: (there will be 2 of them, one for M/C1 and one for M/C2)

Controller At M/C1:
Status:_______________________________Good
Serial Number:________________________00PR00400628
Vendor ID:____________________________HP
Product ID:___________________________A6188A
Product Revision:_____________________HP13
Firmware Revision:____________________38370HP13P0912011411
Manufacturing Product Code:___________IJMTU00008
Controller Type:______________________HP StorageWorks Virtual Array 7100
Battery Charger Firmware Revision:____4.0
Front Port At M/C1.H1:
Status:_____________________________Good
Port Instance:______________________0
Hard Address:_______________________110
Link State:_________________________Link Up
Node WWN:___________________________50060b00000972f0
Port WWN:___________________________50060b00000938d5
Topology:___________________________Private Loop
Data Rate:__________________________1 GBit/sec
Port ID:____________________________110



In the above example, "port id" is what you're looking for (this is from a va7100). There will be a total of 4 ports, and hence 4 port ids.


The ports will be M/C1.H1, M/C1.H2, M/C2.H1 and M/C2.H2.

This is assuming, of course, that you're not in Fabric mode - where there is no loop id...

Good luck, and please post back if you require any further assistance.

Vince

No matter where you go, there you are.
Eugeny Brychkov
Honored Contributor
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Re: Looking for FC-AL ID of va7410 controller

Simon,
do not mix SCSI Id 7 with loop-id and al-pa.
First of all, if you're using fibre channel switch you only need to setup VA ports into fabric mode ('armmgr -y' or from vfp - serial interface at the back of each controller). In fabric mode loop-id does not play a role.
But if you use hub or direct connect to the host then you need to setup VA unique loop-id in 1-125 range ('vfpmgr -L' from vfp). If there will be loop-id conflict within ONE loop then controller will be assigned 'soft' loop-id which is not good because on next reboot it may change and thus device files will change and server may crash. If you use one VA then do not worry - bu default all front end FC ports have different loop-ids.
Of course recommended way is to use FC switches, not private loop
Eugeny
Eugeny Brychkov
Honored Contributor

Re: Looking for FC-AL ID of va7410 controller

Vincent,
where did you find this VA7100 with ancient HP13 and 4.0 battery firmwares? Looks like a lot of work for HP CE upgrading to HP18 and 4.3 ;o)
Eugeny
Simon Galton
Frequent Advisor

Re: Looking for FC-AL ID of va7410 controller

OK, I'm braindead. Here I was examining the DS2400 shelves and noting their FC-AL ids and assuming the va74xx devices had a fixed id.

In fabric mode, which, naturally, the controller running in being connected to a switch and several hosts, this is irrelevant.

Noting the firmware comment -- I guess I better not tell anyone that we're still at HP14 on our va7400... :)

Thanks all.
Eugeny Brychkov
Honored Contributor

Re: Looking for FC-AL ID of va7410 controller

As soon as you already told it ;o)
Please call your local HP and schedule firmware upgrade. New HP18 firmware is pretty good and since HP14 has a lot of improvements
Eugeny
Vincent Fleming
Honored Contributor

Re: Looking for FC-AL ID of va7410 controller

Eugeny,

I just searched the forums for an example - I haven't a VA within reach to run armdsp on.

You always pick up those little details, don't you??? ;-} Picky, picky.

;-} ;-}

-Vince
No matter where you go, there you are.
Eugeny Brychkov
Honored Contributor

Re: Looking for FC-AL ID of va7410 controller

Simply I know where to look at. Like Sherlock Holmes - details will tell you all you need...
Eugeny