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nibble
Super Advisor

Attaching new server to an EVA4400

Guys, we have an existing EVA4400 with 2 switches and 4 servers attached to it.
Now I need to attach an additional server.
Ive heard that the switch ports need to be activated before I can attach. I know i need to implement zoning but this activation they mentioned needs some codes which involves $.
if it does, how will i know how many ports are licensed?
Please enlighten.
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nibble
Super Advisor

Re: Attaching new server to an EVA4400

The switch has an output like this:
Ports 8-14 have no SFP on it and obviously not connected to any host. Is the No Pod license means its not licensed and i need to purchase a license?

Area Port Media Speed State Proto
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0 0 id N4 Online F-Port xxxxxxxxxxxxx
1 1 id N4 Online F-Port xxxxxxxxxxxxx
2 2 id N4 Online F-Port xxxxxxxxxxxxx
3 3 id N4 No_Light
4 4 id N4 Online F-Port xxxxxxxxxxxxx
5 5 id N4 Online F-Port xxxxxxxxxxxxx
6 6 id N4 Online F-Port xxxxxxxxxxxxx
7 7 id N4 Online F-Port xxxxxxxxxxxxx
8 8 -- N4 No_Module (No POD License) Disabled
9 9 -- N4 No_Module (No POD License) Disabled
10 10 -- N4 No_Module (No POD License) Disabled
11 11 -- N4 No_Module (No POD License) Disabled
12 12 -- N4 No_Module (No POD License) Disabled
13 13 -- N4 No_Module (No POD License) Disabled
14 14 -- N4 No_Module (No POD License) Disabled
nibble
Super Advisor

Re: Attaching new server to an EVA4400

switch model:
A8000A HP StorageWorks 4/8 SAN Switch
Bill Costigan
Honored Contributor
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Re: Attaching new server to an EVA4400

It looks pretty clear that you have licenses for 8 ports (0-7) There is one port that shows no light. If nothing is connected to that port, you could use that port for the new server. perhaps there is also a free port on the second switch that can be as well.

All the ports listed as NO POD LICENSE will need a license to enable them which as you say will cost money.
nibble
Super Advisor

Re: Attaching new server to an EVA4400

thanks