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Some questions about VA 7100/7400

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Wang,MinJie
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Some questions about VA 7100/7400

Hi all
I've configured a VA7100 with one A6189A controller installed and 15 36GB disks inserted.
I found that there were two pairs of optical ports which were noted "disk fc" and "host fc" respectively.Now I use "host fc" and connected it to a server and it works fine.But I couldn't help wonder what's the difference between these two pairs.
And I want to add a DS2405 disk system,can I use the "disk fc" to connect out to a DS2405 and make it as a expansion enclosure for VA
Plz help me or give me some useful documents
I'll very appreciate
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Torsten.
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Re: Some questions about VA 7100/7400

Hi,

the A6189A is the VA7400 controller - so you don't have a VA7100.

You are correct, the disk port is for expansion to a DS2405.
There you can find another pairs of ports to expand to another DS2405 and so on until you reach 105 disks.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Wang,MinJie
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Re: Some questions about VA 7100/7400

Hey Torsten
As I know Virtual Array divides its own enclosure into two redundancy groups am I right?
So I wonder if I add a DS2405(which will be full of disks by the way) to a VA
Which group will these ones belong to?
Thx
Torsten.
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Re: Some questions about VA 7100/7400

the even slots are one group, the odd slots are the other - same for the expansion.

Hope this helps!
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Wang,MinJie
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Re: Some questions about VA 7100/7400

And I want some documents about VA
Can you give me some URLs?
Thx
Torsten.
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Re: Some questions about VA 7100/7400

This is exactly the problem in duplicating threads, see

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1117731

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Wang,MinJie
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Re: Some questions about VA 7100/7400

I'm sorry to say that the URL you give me is unavailable
Another please?
Torsten.
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Re: Some questions about VA 7100/7400

The last post in the mentioned thread, or this:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00662561/c00662561.pdf

This is the manual about commandview sdm, it will tell you a lot about this topic.

This is a link to manuals about the VA7410, very similar to the VA7400:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=101&prodClassId=-1&contentType=SupportManual&docIndexId=179166&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesId=89018

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Court Campbell
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Re: Some questions about VA 7100/7400

You might also want to lookup the magic capacity document if you are using autoraid. That was a pain for me when I used the va7400. If I can find the doc I will post it.
"The difference between me and you? I will read the man page." and "Respect the hat." and "You could just do a search on ITRC, you don't need to start a thread on a topic that's been answered 100 times already." Oh, and "What. no points???"