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VA 7400 - Not Enough Drives

David Bey
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VA 7400 - Not Enough Drives

Hello,

I have an HP Surestore Virtual Array VA 7400 I am attempting to configure using the Virtual Front Panel commands. When I power on the array, it is constantly in a Warning State but the individual components report Good/Ready. I am able to set the controller port behavior, the port data rate, port topology, loop ID, and RAID level. However, when I format the array using the fmt command, I receive a Not Enough Drives prompt. Please see below for the sytax used.

Warning State > fmt
Format Array. Clear ALL data? (yes/no):yes
Formatting Subsystem...
Not Enough Drives > 38370HP22P0610051658: Initializing:
02 04 08 0A 0C 0E 12 16 18 1A 1C 1D 1E 20 22 24 26
Warning State >

If anyone could help me clear the Warning State and format the array successfully, I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you!

Cheers!
Dave
6 REPLIES
Torsten.
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Re: VA 7400 - Not Enough Drives

"Not Enough Drives " during the format is normal.


What is the warning about?

Run

# dsp -s

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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David Bey
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Re: VA 7400 - Not Enough Drives

Torsten - Thank you for the response!

Here are the results from dsp -s.

SUBSYSTEM SETTINGS:
Capacity Depletion Threshold: 0
Subsystem Level RAID Control: AutoRAID
Enable Manual Override: FALSE
Manual Override Destination: FALSE
Enable Optimize Policy: FALSE
Read Cache Enable: FALSE
Write Cache Enable: FALSE
Enable Prefetch: FALSE
Rebuild Priority: LOW
Security Enabled: FALSE
Shutdown Completion: 0
Subsystem Type ID: 1
Unit Attention: TRUE
Disabl Sec Path Presentation: FALSE
Volume Set Partitioning: FALSE
Write Working Set Interval: 8640
JBOD Port Data Speed: 1
Queue Full Threshold: 750

RESILIENCY SETTINGS:
Enable Secure Mode: TRUE
Disable NVRAM on UPS Absent: FALSE
Disable NVRAM on WCE False: FALSE
Disable Read Hits: FALSE
Force Unit Access Response: 1
Lock Write Cache On:
Resiliency Threshold: 4 s
Single Controller Warning: TRUE

DISK SETTINGS
Auto Include: TRUE
Auto Rebuild: TRUE
Hot Spare Mode: Automatic
Max Drives per Subsystem: 105

LUN SETTINGS
LUN Creation Limit: 1024
Maximum LUN Creation Limit: 1024
Migrating Write Destination: FALSE

HOST PORT SETTINGS
Controller 1
Host OS: HPUX
Port Data Rate: 1 GB/sec
Topology: Private Loop
Loop ID: 108

Controller 2
Host OS: HPUX
Port Data Rate: 1 GB/sec
Topology: Private Loop
Loop ID: 110

STATUS
Subsystem State: 1

WARNINGS
Non Redundant Disk Access
Warning State >


Cheers!
Dave
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: VA 7400 - Not Enough Drives

Now check if all drives are ready

> dsp -d

and the status of the controllers

> dsp -c


Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Brian Wright_4
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Re: VA 7400 - Not Enough Drives

remember to follow the correct power on sequence...jbod disk trays first & leave on for two minutes before powering on the controller disk tray..see if that helps
David Bey
Occasional Visitor

Re: VA 7400 - Not Enough Drives

Torsten - All drives and controllers report included/ready. The controller link is down as I've not connected it to the host yet.

Brian - We've only got one VA 7400 disk array.

Thank you for your assistance!

Cheers!
Dave
Andrew Rutter
Honored Contributor

Re: VA 7400 - Not Enough Drives

hi,

How many drives do you have installed?

have you got the minimum required? think it 4 drives from memory. and do they show as all online?

Andy