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Torsten.
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Re: HP-UX 11.11 and Fiber Channel Adapter

The A6218A is the VA7410, not the FC card in the server.

Hope this helps!
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YuVorobev
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Re: HP-UX 11.11 and Fiber Channel Adapter

Hurrah! Hurray!

Torsten-, thank you very much!!! I've followed to your advice - I replaced FC-Adapter from one of the bottom slots to the most top - 12-st. Also I've found out, that on the FC-Adapter there it is written the following:
A6795A
FIBRE CHANNEL
2G/1G

FTRJ-8519E1B-2.5 (I don't know, what it is, maybe - model no is)
S/N: H121QQZ

Then I've turn on the system and I've catch out that "ioscan -nf" command has successfully found fibre channel adapter! That's great! The output is following:
bash-2.04# ioscan -nf
Class I H/W Path Driver S/W State H/W Type Description
===========================================================================
... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
ba 1 0/1 lba CLAIMED BUS_NEXUS Local PCI Bus Adapter (782)
ba 2 0/2 lba CLAIMED BUS_NEXUS Local PCI Bus Adapter (782)
ba 3 0/3 lba CLAIMED BUS_NEXUS Local PCI Bus Adapter (782)
ba 4 0/4 lba CLAIMED BUS_NEXUS Local PCI Bus Adapter (782)
ba 5 0/5 lba CLAIMED BUS_NEXUS Local PCI Bus Adapter (782)
ba 6 0/8 lba CLAIMED BUS_NEXUS Local PCI Bus Adapter (782)
ba 7 0/9 lba CLAIMED BUS_NEXUS Local PCI Bus Adapter (782)
ba 8 0/10 lba CLAIMED BUS_NEXUS Local PCI Bus Adapter (782)
fc 0 0/10/0/0 td CLAIMED INTERFACE HP Tachyon XL2 Fibre Channel Mass Storage Adapter
/dev/td0
ba 9 0/12 lba CLAIMED BUS_NEXUS Local PCI Bus Adapter (782)
... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

Also, as Mark Nieuwboer advised, I re-installed special files in the devices directory, using "insf -e" command.

Now I have new device file - it is /dev/td0. "# file /dev/td0" command returned:
/dev/td0: character special (49/0)

Now there is other question - and how is it possible to mount disks from virtual array to system? "mount /dev/td0 /mnt/va7410" returned:
mount: /dev/td0 is an invalid operand

Once again all many thanks!!!
Mark Nieuwboer
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Re: HP-UX 11.11 and Fiber Channel Adapter

Hi Yuriry,

The fd0 device is of your lan.
ith fcsmutil /dev/fd0 you can get your mac-adress. on your virtueel array you must prounance this mac-adress and give this device some storage.
After this you run insf -e twice on your unix and than do an ioscan -fnCdisk. Now you should see your new disk.
then do a pvcreate
vgcreate
lvcreate
nefws
mount file system.

grtz. Mark
Torsten.
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Re: HP-UX 11.11 and Fiber Channel Adapter

I assume the VA74100 is empty.
Now you need to connect your notebook to the serial line and start an emulation software (hyperterminal - speed 9600) to create a small LUN0. This enables every connected system to find the array.
Now you should install the configuration software on your HP-UX host. It is called commandview sdm. See this link:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=30591&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesId=64112&swLang=13&taskId=135&swEnvOID=7

Here is the manual with all the steps in detail:

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

Hope this helps!
Regards
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YuVorobev
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Re: HP-UX 11.11 and Fiber Channel Adapter

Thank you, Mark!

But I haven't understood a little, what is it necessary to do with results of this command?
# fcmsutil /dev/td0

Vendor ID is = 0x00103c
Device ID is = 0x001029
XL2 Chip Revision No is = 2.3
PCI Sub-system Vendor ID is = 0x00103c
PCI Sub-system ID is = 0x00128c
Previous Topology = UNINITIALIZED
Link Speed = 1Gb
Local N_Port_id is = 0x000000
Local Loop_id is = 126
N_Port Node World Wide Name = 0x50060b000012f7cb
N_Port Port World Wide Name = 0x50060b000012f7ca
Driver state = CS_FLOGI_SENT
Hardware Path is = 0/10/0/0
Number of Assisted IOs = 0
Number of Active Login Sessions = 0
Dino Present on Card = NO
Maximum Frame Size = 960
Driver Version = @(#) PATCH_11.11: libtd.a : Jun 28 2002, 11:08:35, PHSS_26799

Where can I find the MAC-address? And where and how should I use it?

Also, yet I don't manage to understand how I should give this device some storage...

P.S. I'm sorry for my silly questions. I work with HP-UX about one month of all. That's why I can't understand some things.
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Mark Nieuwboer
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Re: HP-UX 11.11 and Fiber Channel Adapter

Hi Yuriy,

the mac adress = N_Port Node World Wide Name = 0x50060b000012f7cb

I don't know accetly how to configurate the va7410. But when you configure a lun on this you should see the disk when you do an ioscan -fnCdisk the internal disk will show with something called HP in the name and devicepath 0/ please see for the configuration of va7410 the docs.

grtz. Mark
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: HP-UX 11.11 and Fiber Channel Adapter

Is your array direct connected or do you use a FC switch. Make sure you have a link between the server and the array (watch the LEDs).

I still assume there is no data on your array and you want to do a fresh setup.

Connect your laptop to the serial line like menioned above.
You should see this prompt:

READY >

Now you can review the current settings by typing

READY > dsp -?

this will give you the help.

READY > dsp -L

will give you a list of LUNs. If a LUN 0 is there, you should now install commandview and manage the array from your HP-UX host.

The ioscan should look like these:

fc 1 1/0/12/0/0 td CLAIMED INTERFACE HP Tachyon XL2
Fibre Channel Mass Storage Adapter
/dev/td1
fcp 1 1/0/12/0/0.1 fcp CLAIMED INTERFACE FCP Domain
ext_bus 6 1/0/12/0/0.1.18.0.0 fcparray CLAIMED INTERFACE FCP
Array Interface
target 20 1/0/12/0/0.1.18.0.0.0 tgt CLAIMED DEVICE
disk 8 1/0/12/0/0.1.18.0.0.0.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP
A6189A
/dev/dsk/c6t0d0 /dev/rdsk/c6t0d0

(your HW-pathes are different)

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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YuVorobev
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Re: HP-UX 11.11 and Fiber Channel Adapter

When I connect to VA7410 by RS-232 in terminal I can see:

============================================
Warning State > dsp -s
SUBSYSTEM SETTINGS:
Capacity Depletion Threshold: 0
Subsystem Level RAID Control: AutoRAID
Enable Manual Override: FALSE
Manual Override Destination: FALSE
Enable Optimize Policy: TRUE
Read Cache Disable: FALSE
Write Cache Enable: FALSE
Enable Prefetch: TRUE
Rebuild Priority: LOW
Unit Attention: TRUE
Disabl Sec Path Presentation: FALSE
Volume Set Partitioning: FALSE
Write Working Set Interval: 0x21C0

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: TRUE
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
Security Enabled: FALSE

PORT SETTINGS
Controller 1 Host Port1
Loop ID: 110
Link Topology: Private Loop
OS Behavior: HP-UX
Port WWN: 0x50060b000019ca2a
Queue Full Threshold: 750
Data Rate: 2 GB/sec
Controller 1 Host Port2
Loop ID: 109
Link Topology: Private Loop
OS Behavior: HP-UX
Port WWN: 0x50060b000019ca2b
Queue Full Threshold: 750
Data Rate: 2 GB/sec
Controller 1 JBOD Port1
Data Rate: 2 GB/sec
Controller 1 JOBD Port2
Data Rate: 2 GB/sec
Controller 2 Host Port1
Loop ID: 108
Link Topology: Private Loop
OS Behavior: HP-UX
Port WWN: 0x50060b000019be24
Queue Full Threshold: 750
Data Rate: 2 GB/sec
Controller 2 Host Port2
Loop ID: 107
Link Topology: Private Loop
OS Behavior: HP-UX
Port WWN: 0x50060b000019be25
Queue Full Threshold: 750
Data Rate: 2 GB/sec
Controller 2 JBOD Port1
Data Rate: 2 GB/sec
Controller 2 JOBD Port2
Data Rate: 2 GB/sec

STATUS
Subsystem State: 1

WARNINGS
Secure Mode
Battery Failure, Missing or End of life


Warning State > dsp -L

There are no LUNS Configured.
============================================

Then I tried format the array (in docbook "HP StorageWorks virtual arrays - Installation guide" is written, that it creates pseudo -LUN 0 allocated with zero bytes so the host will recognize the array)

============================================
Warning State > vfpfmt
Format Array. Clear ALL data? (yes/no):yes


Formatting Subsystem...



Not Enough Drives >

HP Virtual Array 7410
Firmware Image 2 selected
Activating DDR DRAM: Success
Copying firmware image to DRAM
38370A100P0109031436: Initializing:
02 04 06 08 0A 0C 0E 12 16 18 1A 1C 1D 1E 20 22 24 26
Warning State > dsp -L

There are no LUNS Configured.

Warning State >
============================================

So I don't see any LUN at all...
What can means the string "Not Enough Drives"? Is it possible, that it is an error and that's why it can't create pseudo-LUN 0?
Torsten.
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Re: HP-UX 11.11 and Fiber Channel Adapter

Use

cfg -L 0 -a 20 -g 1

You should contact HP and get a new battery. This will speed up the array.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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YuVorobev
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Re: HP-UX 11.11 and Fiber Channel Adapter

Thank you very much, Torsten- !

I added two LUNs:
============================================
Warning State > cfg -L 0 -a 100 -g 1
Lun:0
Capacity:100
Redundancy Group: 1

Warning State > cfg -L 1 -a 1000 -g 1
Lun:1
Capacity:1000
Redundancy Group: 1

Warning State > dsp -L

LUN 0:
Capacity: 100.0 MB
Number of Snapshots: 0
RGID: 1

LUN 1:
Capacity: 1000.0 MB
Number of Snapshots: 0
RGID: 1
============================================

After that, on my HP-UX host, I executed:
bash-2.04# ioscan -fnCdisk
Class I H/W Path Driver S/W State H/W Type Description
=========================================================================
disk 0 0/0/1/1.2.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP 36.4GMAM3367MC
/dev/dsk/c1t2d0 /dev/rdsk/c1t2d0
disk 1 0/0/2/0.2.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP 36.4GMAM3367MC
/dev/dsk/c2t2d0 /dev/rdsk/c2t2d0
disk 2 0/0/2/1.2.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP DVD-ROM 305
/dev/dsk/c3t2d0 /dev/rdsk/c3t2d0
disk 3 0/10/0/0.8.0.110.0.0.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP A6218A
disk 4 0/10/0/0.8.0.110.0.0.1 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP A6218A


Now I see two LUNs, that I've just added, but I can't do anything. I executed "insf -e" (twice) and now there is two new disk-files available for me:
/dev/dsk/c4t0d0
/dev/dsk/c4t0d1

No one won't want work from the following commnds:
# pvcreate /dev/dsk/c4t0d0
# vgcreate /dev/dsk/c4t0d0
# lvcreate /dev/dsk/c4t0d0
# newfs /dev/dsk/c4t0d0
# mount /dev/dsk/c4t0d0 /mnt/va7410

Also, I tried to install CommandView SDM from depot "cvsdm_11_11_v10600.depot" by command:
# swinstall -s ./cvsdm_11_11_v10600.depot
(from local folder). But it failure: swinstall said:

ERROR: A Remote Procedure Call to a daemon has failed. Could not
start a management session for "HPUX:/". Make sure the host
is accessible from the network, and that its daemon, swagentd,
is running.

It is very strange because swagent is running and the network (and hosts) is available. So now I can't run command view SDM.

By the way, I received this HP-UX Server in "ready-to-use" state, but there is too many stranges (for example, swinstall work very strange). So I plan to reinstall operating system anew to be assured what and how there works. To tell the truth, I never before installed HP-UX.