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Serial Cable to RJ45 & Drivers

 
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Serial Cable to RJ45 & Drivers

Hi, i just got a msa1000 with dual controllers, dual MSA fabric 6 switches and a q200 HBA.

the only thing thats missing is the serial cable and support cd's, i managed so far to download everything there is from HP website, but as it turns out the MSA Switch 2/6 is no longer supported anymore, and my windows installation wouldn't recognize it without drivers.

as with the serial cable, i bought a Serial to RJ45 just to learn that for some reason it does not even fit in.

if someone can please show me where to get the replacement serial cable and drivers for the obsolete msa switch

thanks in advanced
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Re: Serial Cable to RJ45 & Drivers

1. You need the RJ45Z properitary cable to connect to the MSA. It has a specific part number. Serial RJ45 wont help.

2. What is the message on host. What is the flavour of windows?

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Re: Serial Cable to RJ45 & Drivers

Thanks for the response.

Surprisingly the ACU software connected to the san just fine. and i was able to configure and use the disks.

The message is the basic Found new hardware box that comes up whenever i restart the server, unless i check the box not to show it anymore, it says that it found a COMPAQ MSA Fabric Switch 6.

my HBA is a q200 and is installed fine
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Re: Serial Cable to RJ45 & Drivers

Suggestion -
1. upgrade the firmware on the MSA to 4.48
2. If the host is a hp server, upgrade the firmware and psp.


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Re: Serial Cable to RJ45 & Drivers

I'm trying to update the firmware on my unsupported MSA1000 Fabric Switch 6 and I'm unable to find the firmware.... Does anyone know where I can get it? Is the firmware for the newer Fabric switch 2/8 compaitable? Thanks in advance.

Ben