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EVA4000 to EVA6000 Upgrade

 
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Steven Clementi
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EVA4000 to EVA6000 Upgrade

Is there a document that lays out the steps to upgrade a 4000? I can't seem to find it... quickly enough.

Going from 4000 with 4 shelves to 6000 with 2 additional shelves (Yes, we know what hardware we need, just need a guide as to where the disk shelves connect on the backend switches, etc)...


Steven
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Sivaramakrishna_1
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Re: EVA4000 to EVA6000 Upgrade

Hi,

Below are the steps for upgrading EVA4k to 6k.

1. Install the FCAL Switch pair above/below the controllers.
2. Remove all Copper FC Cables connected between EVA and Disk Enclosures.
3. Connect 1 Copper FC Cable to each Disk Enclosure IO Module B and Connect to FCAL
4. Similarly Connect all IO Module A cables to be connected to another FCAL Switch.
5. EVA Controller DP1A Cables should be connected to FCAL Switches where IO Module A Cables Connected.
6. EVA Controller DP1B Cables should be connected to FCAL Switches where IO Module B cables connected.

You can use IO Module Port A on all Enclosures
Note: You also require EVA6000 Unlimited License after migrating to EVA6000 from EVA4000.
Steven Clementi
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Re: EVA4000 to EVA6000 Upgrade

Thanks. I understand the steps that need to be taken.. but I need a guide... preferably an HP guide.

There must be something official that I can read through and pass on as "here is what we will be doing, plz get familiar with it."


Steven
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Mark...
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Re: EVA4000 to EVA6000 Upgrade

Hi Steven,
This any use?
I may have more but need to dig around.
Mark...
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Steven Clementi
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Re: EVA4000 to EVA6000 Upgrade

Not exactly what I am looking for.. but it does help.

I guess I am looking for a cabling guide for an EVA6000.

More specifically, and I want the new set up to be "supported", do the disk shelves "need" to be connected to specific backend FC ports? and do the controllers HAVE to sit in the middle


The original set up (not done by me...) was:

5. disk shelf
4. disk shelf
3. controller shelf
3. controller shelf
2. disk shelf
1. disk shelf

(I think, I have not seen the config yet). The customer wants to add 2 disk shelves as an interem solution while they wait for the new EVA to be released... but does not want to move the existing hardware around so the new config would look like...

8. disk shelf
6. disk shelf
Backend FC Switches
5. disk shelf
4. disk shelf
3. controller shelf
3. controller shelf
2. disk shelf
1. disk shelf

instead of the norm...

8. disk shelf
6. disk shelf
backend FC Switches
5. controller shelf
5. controller shelf
4. disk shelf
3. disk shelf
2. disk shelf
1. disk shelf

SC
Steven Clementi
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Uwe Zessin
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Re: EVA4000 to EVA6000 Upgrade

Watch out - there are some addressing limitation regarding (I think EAB address 7 - I don't have the doc with me right now, sorry).
The switch port layout is documented in the document Mark posted.
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Steven Clementi
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Re: EVA4000 to EVA6000 Upgrade

Yes, it does have switch port connections.... for shelf 4 5 and 6 in a EVA8x00 configuration

What about 1 2 and 3?... Using logic...I would assume:

Shelf 6 - 1A:Port9 1B:Port3
Shelf 5 - 1A:Port5 1B:Port5
Shelf 4 - 1A:Port3 1B:Port9
Shelf 3 - 1A:Port1 1B:Port11
Controllers
Shelf 2 - 1A:Port10 1B:Port4
Shelf 1 - 1A:Port12 1B:Port2


I wonder if it really matters where they are plugged in.

The doc mentions not to use port 7 for an EVA6000 since it does not receive a hard alpa range.

I think I am good to go. thanks all.

Steven
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Mark...
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Re: EVA4000 to EVA6000 Upgrade

Hi Steven,
DO NOT use EAB7 as it is reserved for ctrls!!
Layout from top down should be

EAB10 shelf
EAB9 shelf
EAB8 shelf
EAB6 shelf
switches
EAB5 Controllers
EAB4 shelf
EAB3 shelf
EAB2 shelf
EAB1 shelf

Standard HP config for 6000/6100.
Been tooo busy at work doing my real job to look for other docs but leave it with me and I will see if I can find something better - if possible!
Mark...
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Mark...
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Re: EVA4000 to EVA6000 Upgrade

Hi Steven,
I think I have found just the info you require - see attachment, but it is to big for upload!
Do a search on this:

Part number: 5697-7338
Fifth edition: February 2008

and you should find the same web site as I did and you can download from there!

Mark...
if you have nothing useful to say, say nothing...
Steven Clementi
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Re: EVA4000 to EVA6000 Upgrade

Thanks. That was actually one of the docs I was looking for.

Thanks all, I have enough information now.



Steven
Steven Clementi
HP Master ASE, Storage, Servers, and Clustering
MCSE (NT 4.0, W2K, W2K3)
VCP (ESX2, Vi3, vSphere4, vSphere5, vSphere 6.x)
RHCE
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