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Antonio_137
Frequent Advisor

XCS upgrade on EVA8000

Hello,
Can I upgrade the XCS on an EVA8000 from 6.000 to 6.220 without using Command View...??
Thanks.
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Víctor Cespón
Honored Contributor

Re: XCS upgrade on EVA8000

No.

And how is it that you have an EVA8000 and not Command View? It should be installed on a Windows server with access to the EVA.
Antonio_137
Frequent Advisor

Re: XCS upgrade on EVA8000

Hello Victor,
I do have Command View EVA 6.02 installed on a server and the EVA8000 has XCS 6.000.
I have to upgrade XCS to 6.220 and CV to 8.01 or 9.01.
I just wondered if I can upgrade CV to 8.01 or 9.01 and after that upgrade XCS to 6.220 using the new Command View version.
That´s why I asked about the possibility of upgrading XCS without using Command View.
If you want you can reach me on antonio.dematos@hp.com.
Regards.
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: XCS upgrade on EVA8000

XCS 6.220 needs CV 8.0.2 minimum.

"... just wondered if I can upgrade CV to 8.01 or 9.01 and after that upgrade XCS to 6.220 using the new Command View version."

Yes (see above)

"That´s why I asked about the possibility of upgrading XCS without using Command View."

Thats why ... ?
I don't understand!

You need CV for any management operation like this.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Rampy(Venu)
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Re: XCS upgrade on EVA8000

First upgrade firmware to 6.220 and then the command view.Otherwise it will throw unrecognized firmware error.
Mark...
Honored Contributor

Re: XCS upgrade on EVA8000

Hi,
If you are going from CV6.xx to CV7.xx or later then you will also need to sort out your licences!
You WILL be required to have a licence for CV from V7.0 onwards for the total capacity of your array. If you do not use BC or CA then that will not be a problem but if you do you will need to migrate your licences for that as well.
Check out this HP website for further info:
https://webware.hp.com/welcome.asp
Mark...
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Antonio_137
Frequent Advisor

Re: XCS upgrade on EVA8000

So,as I understand,the only way to upgrade the XCS on an EVA8000 is using Command View EVA and in my particular case,I must upgrade XCS 6.000 to XCS 6.220 first and after that I would be able to upgrade the CV from the actual version (6.02) to 8.01
Is that correct...??
Torsten.
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Re: XCS upgrade on EVA8000

No, first update CV then XCS.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Antonio_137
Frequent Advisor

Re: XCS upgrade on EVA8000

Hello all,
Now I am really confused,should I install CV or XCS first.....????
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: XCS upgrade on EVA8000

Sorry... you're a HP employee, and you're asking this in a public forum ?

The mind boggles...

Regards,

Rob
Rampy(Venu)
Frequent Advisor

Re: XCS upgrade on EVA8000

Antonio_137
Frequent Advisor

Re: XCS upgrade on EVA8000

Hello Rob,
So you think that I did wrong asking for such thing on a public forum beeing an HP employee,well,I don´t see anything wrong about that.
By the way,you seem to be an expert on the matter,so what is you answer to my question...?
"Nemo nascitur doctus",maybe you did....??
Regards
IBaltay
Honored Contributor

Re: XCS upgrade on EVA8000

Hi,
the XCS 6000 was deactivated on december 2007 for the potential Data Availability Issue When HP StorageWorks 4000/6000/8000 Enterprise Virtual Array Storage Systems Running XCS v6.000 and v6.010 Have Insufficient Free Disk Space:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=c01057608&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

The recommendation was to upgrade it immediately...




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IBaltay
Honored Contributor

Re: XCS upgrade on EVA8000

Hi,
HP StorageWorks 4x00/6x00/8x00 Enterprise
Virtual Array updating product software guide
(XCS 6.220)

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01721447/c01721447.pdf?jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN


HP StorageWorks 4x00/6x00/8x00
Enterprise Virtual Array release notes
(XCS 6.220)

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01721444/c01721444.pdf?jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN
the pain is one part of the reality
AccuMegalith
Advisor

Re: XCS upgrade on EVA8000

Just my worthless input on the XCS 6000 "data availability" issue:

That advisory was worded entirely too mildly. In November, 2007, we were migrating from 72 GB to 300 GB disks in an EVA 4000 with XCS 6000. We even had an HP engineer onsite, who was guiding the process. We migrated as much data as we could off the EVA to local storage, then deallocated half the 72 GB drives. This was going to leave us with about 30 GB, less than one spindle, free. The HP engineer said that was fine.

As soon as the free space dropped below 72 GB, all the LUNs went offline, and the controllers started screaming with various cryptic alarms. We got third-tier support on the phone, and after much hemming and hawing, they told us the firmware bug in XCS 6000 was this: running free space down below one disk's size corrupted all instances of the metadata. If there was only one disk group, as in our (typical) case, there was insufficient redundancy to recover. The only solution to bring the EVA back online was to uninitialize the system and lose all the data.

I spent the whole Thanksgiving weekend reloading the EVA. Good times, good times.
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