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Kornel Kundzicz
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Software to mgmt SAN environment (HBA, MSA)

Hi,
I'm new here. I'm haveing a question.
I want show all HBA from server and all MSA with was conected to FC switch. If I can see the LUN on thoes MSA it will be great.
Which software I should use? I search a free software.
Could You tell me that San Surfer is free?
I search some download links but I not finded.

Could You help me?
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Uwe Zessin
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Re: Software to mgmt SAN environment (HBA, MSA)

HP offers SANsurfer downloads for the QLogic FC adapters, but this software does not understand other components.

HP/QLogic also provide the Simple SAN solution, but as far as I can tell:
- it is useful for a new implementation or
- maintenance of very recent product

There are more GUIs for MSA1000/2000 series and the FC switches, but I am not aware of a single product which can support older components.
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Kornel Kundzicz
Advisor

Re: Software to mgmt SAN environment (HBA, MSA)

Thank for help.
In my case I have to do a map of connection between servers and storages and if it's possible I must must see which LUNs are assigned to which servers. In my environment I have only HP equipment (DL servers and MSA storage).

If You have any solution please tell me.
In another case I will do this step by step :)

Kornel Kundzicz
Advisor

Re: Software to mgmt SAN environment (HBA, MSA)

Maybe somebody else know any solution?
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: Software to mgmt SAN environment (HBA, MSA)

The 'string' between these objects are the WWN (World Wide Name) and the LUN address.

You can find the servers FC-Adapter's WWN from the adapter BIOS or the HP system management homepage. The same number can be found on the FC-Switch and on the MSA.

When you define zoning on the switch, use a clear speaking name for WWN aliases/ zone names and you have kind of 'online documention' in the switch.

The WWN is also visible on the MSA and you can use a nice name for the connection/host as well. The Selective Storage Presentation(SSP) / LUN masking (you did not tell which MSA product you use, so I try to give the terminology for the MSA1000 and 2000 series...) defines which logical disk/volume is accessable from which server at which LUN address.

A modern storage array also provides a unique 128-bit WWN for each LUN. It is visible on each storage array and you can very often view it on the server.
The LUN address is not always a helpful indicator, because some multipath filters create a new, virtual adapter with an individual LUN address space.
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Kornel Kundzicz
Advisor

Re: Software to mgmt SAN environment (HBA, MSA)

I have a MSA1000 and similar MSA1500.
I think that I will do things as below list:
1. Check the WWN on server
2. Check access list on each MSA (which LUN present to which WWN from server)
3. Compare these two lists

I want do this use some kind of software.
I find a SANVisibility software but I will test it on next week. I don't know that this software will help me.

Thank You very much for Your help.
Sivakumar MJ._1
Respected Contributor

Re: Software to mgmt SAN environment (HBA, MSA)

CLI Reference Guide for MSA1500
Kornel Kundzicz
Advisor

Re: Software to mgmt SAN environment (HBA, MSA)

You have a right. I can use CLI command to check this.

If no one has other ideas to close tomorrow topic.

Thanks all for help.
Sivakumar MJ._1
Respected Contributor

Re: Software to mgmt SAN environment (HBA, MSA)

Brocade SAN Health tool has the capability to do I guess as I have tried it in my SAN Environment. You have to privde an smtp server address and it will automatically e-mail the captured data.

Try using SANXpert & HPConfiguration Collector (both HP Internal Tool)

Check with HP whether you can get it..
RM782
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Re: Software to mgmt SAN environment (HBA, MSA)

Hi

Hp have a tool called SanVisibilty, it is free. install on a server in your san input the details and send to the HP SanVisibility team in less than one working ay a full report of your San infrastructure is returned, you will need visio and excel to view the report.

http://www.compaq.com/storage/networking/sansolutions.html