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Thomas Lia
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MSA2000 WebInterface

I have recently purchased a MSA2000, put I have a very hard time finding default username and password to login to the "HP StorageWorks MSA Storage Management Utility"

Can anybody point me in the right direction ?

TIA
Thomas
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Caster Troy
Regular Advisor

Re: MSA2000 WebInterface

Hi Thomas,

Would you be kind enough to share that how did you solve the problem? I have bought 2 MSA2000 one with SAS drives and one with SATA drives. Do you have any manual on how to configure it?
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Thomas Lia
Occasional Visitor

Re: MSA2000 WebInterface

Hi,

I would do a search on Google for "HP StorageWorks 2000 Family Modular Smart Array reference guide"

The first link should point you to the updated manual for the MSA2000 (Dated Aug 2008)

Page 19 is still your friend in regards to username/password :)

BR
Thomas
Caster Troy
Regular Advisor

Re: MSA2000 WebInterface

Hi Thomas,

I was wondering that why nobody replied to your query, but now i know the reason. You dont deserve it.

Bye
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Thomas Lia
Occasional Visitor

Re: MSA2000 WebInterface

Caster, that was an extremely hostile answer to somebody who is trying to help you !

I you want me to tell the default username and password here in the forum, I have no problem in doing that !!
User : manage
password : !manage

For easy access to the manual, go to http://drop.io/vbuwfdq

I'm sure that your misplaced hostility will get you places in the world over time ;-)

Good luck
Thomas
Caster Troy
Regular Advisor

Re: MSA2000 WebInterface

Thomas,

First of all just read your reply and your will find out that you did not provide any help so no need to be that sensitive about hostility, it was exactly according to your so called help. Telling someone to go on google and search is not help! I figured it out myself and the MSA is up and running, so as for you, no thanks to you at all!!
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Thomas Lia
Occasional Visitor

Re: MSA2000 WebInterface

Caster,

the reason for pointing you Google, is that HP updates this manual from time to time, and at the same time change the URL ....
This is annoying to say the least.
So in an effort to provide the best information possible, I simply wrote what I did, which was to search at Google's :-)

I glad you got your MSA going, even if it was without with my "help"

Take care
Caster Troy
Regular Advisor

Re: MSA2000 WebInterface

Thanks for the clarification, and excuse me for any harsh words. The MSA was not working and i was really pissed off. I have initialized the disks and made single volume group on both enclosures (one has 12 SAS disks and other has 12 SATA disks) I am using dual controllers that are connected from the back, can you provide some help that what port topology should i use and what should be the interconnect settings?
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Thomas Lia
Occasional Visitor

Re: MSA2000 WebInterface

Caster,

I know the frustrating feeling ... ;-)

I'm sorry to say, that I cant provide any help regarding your new questions, as I only do monitoring of the MSA.
We have external people to configure, support and maintain it.
KevAustin1
Occasional Visitor

Re: MSA2000 WebInterface

The default login listed works, but here is a situation you may come across.

Letâ s say you have removed a drive shelf from a currently configured MSA. Go buy a new controller shelf. Once you connect the drive shelf to the new controller the drive shelf updates the controller with the settings from the old system. Kind of odd, but from messing with a few of these they are odd to begin with.
KevAustin1
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Re: MSA2000 WebInterface

Nevermind. Prev reply not valid.
Robert Mattei
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Re: MSA2000 WebInterface

I don't believe one comes pre-configured. You will need to create one. I did this by connecting to the serial port with the management cable. Connect to the device with a serial emmulator (putty) and use the set user command.

Re: MSA2000 WebInterface

It is very aggravating when people say to google stuff but even more aggravating when you do someone elses googling for them. And obviously the person did actually figure it out.

I wish when people posted help they would sometimes just lay out the whole scenario because these posts often help many other people down the line and giving every answer in one post helps many.

1. Default username manage pass= !manage

2. One model MSA/P2K array has a minuature rs232 D style cable, the other has a USB style cable. The USB cable requires the x32 windows driver supplied on the CDrom that comes with or you can download from the HP site too. I found it, did it. Can't believe there is not an x64 version. Then you could just connect the cable up to the nearest x64 server in a rack, oh well, bring your laptop.

3. Use hyperterminal but also remember win2008 doesn't come with the program which is insanely stupid but there are freebees you can find like the demo version of HTerm. Once the driver is installed your hyperterm will see something like COM15 and be able to use it. I think it was 96008N1 also.

Never had to read the book to setup the array although they call disk groups "VIRT DISKS" and they call virtual disks "volumes".

agahemre cinar
Occasional Advisor

Re: MSA2000 WebInterface

Hi,
I just want to learn, How I find s/n and p/n on MSA2000 WebInterface?