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Question about EVA4400 HSV300-S connect HPUX 11.11

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stayhunger
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Question about EVA4400 HSV300-S connect HPUX 11.11

Hello, Friends

I have checked the spock website: EVA4400 HP-UX 11.11:http://spock.corp.hp.com/Content/ConfigurationSetDetailView.aspx?Id=6160&FromCache=1, and there is note about HBA connectivity:
HBA note
Until further notice, direct connect is not supported.

So I don't think the hpux 11.11 server can connect the HSV300-S EVA4400 by directly, But somebody think the embedded 8GB switch (within HSV300-S controller) is also a switch, so it should be a fabric switch connection between the server and the HSV300-S.

How about your opinion? As I understand, the EVA4400(HSV300 or HSV300-S) just can support directly connected with Linux, Windows and 11.31 according to release notes of firmware.

Thanks a lot
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Víctor Cespón
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Re: Question about EVA4400 HSV300-S connect HPUX 11.11

The HSV300-S contains an itegrated Brocade 5410 SAN Switch, running Fabric OS v6.1.0_8e. Each EVA controller is connected to one port on each switch, and 10 ports are available externally.

You're not connecting directly to the controllers in this case, you're connecting to a Brocade SAN switch like any other.

More here:

http://www.techhelp24.eu/techhelp24com/Brocade%20B%20Series/FabOS/Embedded/Version%206.1.0_8e%20HP%205410/v6.1.0_8e_releasenotes_v1.0.pdf
stayhunger
Regular Advisor

Re: Question about EVA4400 HSV300-S connect HPUX 11.11

Thanks, So is there wrong description on SPOCK website? Because I don't think there is a concept about direct connection between HSV300-S and HBA.I just confused by the HBA note:Until further notice, direct connect is not supported.
Jozef_Novak
Respected Contributor

Re: Question about EVA4400 HSV300-S connect HPUX 11.11

Hello,

to my knowledge, direct connect is generally not supported by EVAs with no regard to the operating system type.

In terms of the HSV300-S controller, the internal connections of the embedded FC switches represent a regular SAN, as stated above. There is no difference between this configuration and a regular fabric consisting of standalone switches. (from conceptual point of view)

Hope this helps to clarify the situation,
J.
stayhunger
Regular Advisor

Re: Question about EVA4400 HSV300-S connect HPUX 11.11

According to release notes, the direct connection between EVA4400 and servers can be supported to OS: Windows,Linux(limited to Emulex HBA), 11.31(don't support boot from EVA).

I just confused with the eva4400 with HSV300-S controller.