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MSA1000 - Server 2008 R2 MPIO DSM

 
Aaron.S
Frequent Advisor

MSA1000 - Server 2008 R2 MPIO DSM

Hello,

I'm trying to configure my MSA1000 units to be recognized in Server 2008 R2 as MPIO enabled. (for using in a failover clustering configuration)

The MSA1000 DSM installer does not work on Server 2008 R2, but Server 2008 R2 does actually state the preffered method is using their MPIO manager, and adding the DSM's .inf file manually to the target device.

I cannot get / extract / find the DSM .inf in the HP site.

Is there any suggested solutions / best approach to resolve this matter?

Thank you sincerely,


-Aaron
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Greybeard
Esteemed Contributor

Re: MSA1000 - Server 2008 R2 MPIO DSM

hi, you don't say what firmware your controllers are running. You need 5.3 for A/P win 2008 support.
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Greybeard
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Re: MSA1000 - Server 2008 R2 MPIO DSM

Sorry, and here's the documentation for A/A
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01393147/c01393147.pdf
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IBaltay
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Re: MSA1000 - Server 2008 R2 MPIO DSM

Hi,
maybe here at SPOCK youd could find all needed info:
http://h20272.www2.hp.com/
the pain is one part of the reality
Greybeard
Esteemed Contributor

Re: MSA1000 - Server 2008 R2 MPIO DSM

and the latest doc, with some more useful info. http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01685918/c01685918.pdf
Had a good look and the full DSM seems to have gone in favour of the MSA2000. it may still be on the ftp but I don't have the link, sorry

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Uwe Zessin
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Re: MSA1000 - Server 2008 R2 MPIO DSM

Larry, did you mean this?

HP MPIO Full Featured DSM (Device Specific Module) for MSA (Active/Active) Disk Arrays

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&swItem=co-68650-1
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Greybeard
Esteemed Contributor

Re: MSA1000 - Server 2008 R2 MPIO DSM

yes indeed Uwe (hangs head in shame). I bleme the search engine, can't believe I typed it in wrogn ;-)
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Aaron.S
Frequent Advisor

Re: MSA1000 - Server 2008 R2 MPIO DSM

Thanks!

Though I'm still a little confused,
Where would I get the MSA1000 firmware?
The steps to upgrade it?

Much appreciated,


-Aaron
Aaron.S
Frequent Advisor

Re: MSA1000 - Server 2008 R2 MPIO DSM

Thank you very much for those links to the v5.3 update files.

My current problem, as lame as it is, is that after installing the Modular Smart Array 1500 cs FLash Utility 2.9, is that it doesn't seem to update the MSA.

It Finds devices, identifies all 7 HP devices on the fabric as is expected. But when I highlight one MSA1000 and click the 'Flash MSA Controller' as indicated in the file instructions, it give me the warning about downgrading, aproximate time required, I click 'continue'... then it looks like nothing has happened? No progress bar or anything.

Am I to just wait 3 minutes, hope the firmware update is done, and restart the system without being sure if it has finished rewriting its firmware?

Thank you,


-Aaron