HPE EVA Storage

CommandView EVA lost communication with the Storage System

 
Ahmed BH
Advisor

CommandView EVA lost communication with the Storage System

I am getting the following error:

---------- Problem Found: : EVA: CommandView EVA lost communication with the Storage System. at Thu 28 May 2009 09:16:03 GMT+03:00 ----------

Problem Report Times:
Event Time: Thu 28 May 2009 07:42:41 GMT+03:00
Report Time: Thu 28 May 2009 09:16:03 GMT+03:00
Expiration Time: Fri 29 May 2009 07:42:41 GMT+03:00

Managed Entity:
SANworks Management Appliance Name: HO-GIS-STRG
WWN & Storage System Name: 5000-1FE1-500D-BEB0 EVA
Entitlement Information:
Storage System WWN: 5000-1FE1-500D-BEB0
Storage System Name String: EVA
Product ID: -- Not Available
Serial Number: -- Not Available


Service Obligation Data:

Service Obligation: Valid
Service Obligation Number: silent
System Serial Number: silent
Service Provider Company Name: Hewlett-Packard Company


Device Type:
EVA

Brief Description:
: EVA: CommandView EVA lost communication with the Storage System.

Rule ID:
Storage_Lx_CV -- V 1.24 Event Code: 5010

Rule Severity:
Critical

Reporting Node:
EVA

Full Description:
CommandView EVA is unable to communicate with the indicated Storage
System.

This can be caused by:
- CommandView losing Fibre Channel connectivity to the Storage
System.
- The Storage System is down.
- CommandView is unable to maintain communication with
the Storage System due to an unknown condition.

The Storage System identification information is reported in the
FRU List.

ELC: If ISEE is enabled, an Event Log Collection (ELC) was sent
with this report.


Failed Component Type:


Recommended Action:
Investigate further: Review the Evidence Section for
more detail.



FRU List:
System Identification --
Storage System Name: EVA
Storage System World Wide ID: 5000-1FE1-500D-BEB0
OS Version: Windows 5.2 Service Pack 1 build 3790
Device Type: EVA_Mgt
Logging Controller Serial Number: - NA - Requires CommandView V7.0 or higher
CommandView Version: - NA - Requires CommandView V7.0 or higher




FRU Location(s):
Storage System Name: EVA
Storage System World Wide ID: 5000-1FE1-500D-BEB0



Evidence:
Corrective Action:
Browse to CommandView EVA and verify the status of the
Storage System. The icon may be displayed as Unknown.
Select the Storage System icon. If CommandView displays
normal Storage System status, the communication has been
restored.

Further analysis of event data, configuration information and
visual indicators may be required.

The Evidence section of this report identifies the
Storage System and time of the event. Multiple Storage
Systems reporting this event at or near the same time
may be an indication of a common path fabric failure.


CommandView EVA is unable to communicate with the indicated Storage
System.

This can be caused by:
- CommandView losing Fibre Channel connectivity to the Storage
System.
- The Storage System is down.
- CommandView is unable to maintain communication with
the Storage System due to an unknown condition.

The Storage System identification information is reported in the
FRU List.
Last Time Stamp: Thu 28 May 2009 07:42:41 GMT+03:00
CommandView Time Stamp: 5/28/2009 07:42:41
Summary of possible Communication Events on this Storage System:
Event Code key
5010 = Lost Communications with EVA
5011 = Restored Communications with EVA
5012 = Restoreed Communications with EVA
8090 = NO Devices Found On Loop
8092 = The Storage Array's name has changed
8093 = A New Storage Array has been discovered
8094 = The EVA Storage Cell was Uninitialized
8095 = The EVA Storage Cell was Initialized
8097 = The EVA Storage Cell is now being managed by this instance of Command View EVA
8098 = This instance of Command View EVA is no longer managing the storage cell
8099 = This instance of Command View EVA has lost communication with the storage cell
8100 = This instance of Command View EVA has no path to the master controller

EC Storage System WWN Storage System Name Event Time
------ -------------------- ------------------------------ -------------------
5010 5000-1FE1-500D-BEB0 EVA 5/28/2009 07:42:41
5014 5000-1FE1-500D-BEB0 EVA 5/28/2009 07:42:36


Notifications:
All


Analysis Mode:
Automatic


SEA Version:
System Event Analyzer for Windows V5.5 (Build 61)


WCC Version:
Web-Based Enterprise Services Common Components for
Windows V5.5 (Build 61), member of Web-Based
Enterprise Services Suite for Windows V5.5 (Build
61)


Could you please advise what is the couse of this error???

 

 

P.S. this thread has been moved from General to Storage Area Networks (SAN) (Enterprise). - Hp Forum Moderator

23 REPLIES 23
marsh_1
Honored Contributor

Re: CommandView EVA lost communication with the Storage System

hi,

have you checked the status of your hba(s) on your management server ? is this the only eva you are managing with cv , if not is all ok with the others ? have you checked switches for port failures ? physically checked eva status ?

hth

DanE_5
New Member

Re: CommandView EVA lost communication with the Storage System

Have you gotten a fix for this? I am having a similiar issue. CV works fine then after some arbitrary amount of time (less than 24 hours) it stops working saying:

Storage System Not Responding: Comes up on on the CV page and this from the Management Server Event Log.
This instance of Command View EVA has lost communication with the storage cell.


Any info would be great as I have been working with HP on this for anout a week to no avail.

Thanks


Dan
Denz
Advisor

Re: CommandView EVA lost communication with the Storage System

Hi Guys,

I also have a similar problem and using the following firmware and CV version:

XCS09006000
Management module 1.00.00.080916
CommandView 8.00.02.080909

At the time of this problem, has anyone tried installing CV on a different machine to isolate the problem? By the way, all access to the LUN(s)/Vdisks are still ok.

Any suggestion/comment is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Denz
Advisor

Re: CommandView EVA lost communication with the Storage System

@DanE

Any updates on how you go about the CV connectivity problem? THanks.
J.Kool_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: CommandView EVA lost communication with the Storage System

I got a similar issue here with CV 9.1 on Windows 2008/Sp2/X32 and two EVA 8100 (XCS CR1363xcsp-6220), its getting quite annoying having to reboot my SMA every other day.

Anyone heard back from HP on this?


Jim Eastman
New Member

Re: CommandView EVA lost communication with the Storage System

I am getting the same issue with Commandview 9.1, on windows server 2008 SP2 X64.
Restarting the commandview server re-enables communication. It is not possible to Start/Stop the commandview service on the server.
kunalsahoo
Valued Contributor

Re: CommandView EVA lost communication with the Storage System

Hi,

do you have 2 HBA cards in the server ?and both mapped to the EVA ?

Please check the following as these are the reason for lost communication.

1 Switch port error details on which server ports are connected

2 if you get high error counts on switch ports,check which parameter is high.

3 If all looks green, then reboot the master controller of the EVA, so the secondary becomes master..and monitor if you still get the same issue, as CVEVA only talks to the Master controller.

Jim Eastman
New Member

Re: CommandView EVA lost communication with the Storage System

I have a single connection, with single HBA. Not seeing errors on the switch port.
kunalsahoo
Valued Contributor

Re: CommandView EVA lost communication with the Storage System

Hi Jim,

first thing i would suggest to have redundant setup by adding 1 more card.

is this card mapped to both the controller ?

as mentioned earlier , cveva only talks to master controller so the setup you have, it should be mapped/zonned to both the controllers..