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P2000 G3 SAS - BL465c Servers can not access the volumes

 
Joffre B
Advisor

P2000 G3 SAS - BL465c Servers can not access the volumes

Hello,

I have installed a dual controller P2000 G3 SAS with a C7000 with 4 Bl465 G6.
They are connected through 2 SAS Switches and P700 controllers.
The servers have Win2008 R2.
I have created a vdisk, then some volumes, but the servers can not see those volumenes.
I have already verified the zones in the SAS switches, I have also reescaned the disks from Disk management, but I can not get the servers can detect the volumenes.
.

Wath more is needed ??

I will appreciate your help.
Thanks
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Michael A. McKenney
Respected Contributor

Re: P2000 G3 SAS - BL465c Servers can not access the volumes

Did you assign the HBAs r/w rights on the SAN to each LUN? The SAN needs to allow each HBA rights to each lun.
Joffre B
Advisor

Re: P2000 G3 SAS - BL465c Servers can not access the volumes

Yes, I have already set r/w rights....

I was checking Quickspecs, and I can not be sure that P2000G3 SAS is supported for Blades, and if P2000 G3 SAS can be accessed trough P700m HBA´s.

how can I be sure that this configuraion is supported ???
Michael A. McKenney
Respected Contributor

Re: P2000 G3 SAS - BL465c Servers can not access the volumes

My 2012fc is supported on a C7000. A P2000 is 3rd gen of it. Did you verify the VSAN on the fabric switches. Your SAN and blade HBAs need to be in the same VSAN on the fabric switches.
Michael A. McKenney
Respected Contributor

Re: P2000 G3 SAS - BL465c Servers can not access the volumes

I will be using the Brocade 8/24c on the C7000. I use MDS-9124 fabric switches with my current 2012fc and servers.
Joffre B
Advisor

Re: P2000 G3 SAS - BL465c Servers can not access the volumes

Thanks Michael,
Yes I understand VSAN.
In my case there are 2 SAS Switches not Fibre channel Switches (in the C7000) . The blades are interconnected trough HBA P700m ( Smart Array).

From the SMU, I can see each P700 port WWN ID, so it means that the VSAN (Zones) are correct.

I was checking P2000 G3 SAS Quickspects and find the following:

Server Compatibility
NOTE: depends on
protocol
Supports most HP ProLiant, BladeSystems and Integrity servers including
HP ProLiant DL, ML
HP c-Class Blade Servers (NOTE: SAS BladeServer support is with the MSA2000sa G2)
Integrity servers, IA64 (FC and FC/iSCSI support only)
Compatibility must be confirmed at: http://www.hp.com/storage/spock

Re: P2000 G3 SAS - BL465c Servers can not access the volumes

Hi Joffre,

I have the same problem. Finally, what was the solution for this case?.

I consulted the P2000 G3 QuickSpecs and now it doesn´t have the "NOTE: SAS BladeServer support is with the MSA2000sa G2".

 

Thanks,

CarlosD