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DesmondLC
Occasional Advisor

Integrity server disk partitioning from array controller P410i

I am working to setup an integrity server rx2800i2 as a DR server and install total 8 SCSI local disks.  The array controller of this server is P410i.  I try to create 12 partition from a RAID 5 logical disk but I cannot find the way how can I do it.  I am at the controller setup page but there is no option for disk partitioning.  Does someone know what is the right way to create this?  The operation system on this server is OPENVMS 8.4.

Best regards,

Desmond Or

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Maurizio De Tommaso_
Valued Contributor

Re: Integrity server disk partitioning from array controller P410i

1- Boot the OpenVMS V8.4 DVD and execute "DCL command and procedures"

****************************************************************

    You can install or upgrade the OpenVMS I64 operating system
    or you can install or upgrade layered products that are included
    on the OpenVMS I64 distribution media (CD/DVD).

    You can also execute DCL commands and procedures to perform
    "standalone" tasks, such as backing up the system disk.

    Please choose one of the following:

        1)  Upgrade, install or reconfigure OpenVMS I64 Version V8.4-2L1
        2)  Display layered products that this procedure can install
        3)  Install or upgrade layered products
        4)  Show installed products
        5)  Reconfigure installed products
        6)  Remove installed products
        7)  Find, Install or Undo patches; Show or Delete Recovery Data
        8)  Execute DCL commands and procedures
        9)  Shut down this system

Enter CHOICE or ? for help: (1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/?) 8

2- use OpenVMS msa$util utility to configure your P410i smart array controller, for example :

$$$ mc msa$util

MSA> show controller
A default controller is not set.  All matching controllers displayed

Adapter: _PKA0:
   P410i            (c) HP                       50014380400141F0 Software 6.42
   Port Address: 50014380-400141f0
Supported Redundancy Mode:   Not Available.
Cache:
   100 megabyte read cache   300 megabyte write cache
   Cache is enabled and Cache is GOOD.
   No unflushed data in cache.
Battery:
   Battery is fully charged.
Controller Mode:
   Controller is in RAID Mode.

MSA> set controller pka0

MSA> ADD UNIT 10 /DISK=(3,4,5,6)/Raid=5/PARTITION=0/SIZE=20GB/spare=(7,8)
Unit 11 of size 41929650 blocks (19.99 GB) created.
MSA> ADD UNIT 11 /DISK=(3,4,5,6)/Raid=5/PARTITION=1/SIZE=20GB/spare=(7,8)
Unit 12 of size 41929650 blocks (19.99 GB) created.
MSA> ADD UNIT 12 /DISK=(3,4,5,6)/Raid=5/PARTITION=2/SIZE=20GB/spare=(7,8)
Unit 13 of size 41929650 blocks (19.99 GB) created.
MSA> ADD UNIT 13 /DISK=(3,4,5,6)/Raid=5/PARTITION=3/SIZE=50GB/spare=(7,8)
....

Please, let me know.

Regards,
Maurizio

 

[ I am a HPE Employee and an OpenVMS Ambassador ]
DesmondLC
Occasional Advisor

Re: Integrity server disk partitioning from array controller P410i

Hi Maurizio,

Thank for your quick respond.

I try your suggestion but get the following error when I add a UNIT.

"Minimum Capacity required to create a LUN is 8MB"

I create the unit capacity size is 25GB, but still get this error message.  Do you know why?

Best regards,

Desmond

DesmondLC
Occasional Advisor

Re: Integrity server disk partitioning from array controller P410i

Hi Maurizio,

The original logical disk had data on it.  Do I need to delete this logical disk and recreate it?

Thanks,

Desmond Or

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Maurizio De Tommaso_
Valued Contributor

Re: Integrity server disk partitioning from array controller P410i

If some logical units were created previously, you should first remove them because you could not have enough room to accommodate the new OpenVMS volumes.

NOTE: all the data will be lost !!!

$$$ mc msa$util

MSA> show controller
A default controller is not set.  All matching controllers displayed

Adapter: _PKA0:
   P410i            (c) HP                       50014380400141F0 Software 6.42
   Port Address: 50014380-400141f0
Supported Redundancy Mode:   Not Available.
Cache:
   100 megabyte read cache   300 megabyte write cache
   Cache is enabled and Cache is GOOD.
   No unflushed data in cache.
Battery:
   Battery is fully charged.
Controller Mode:
   Controller is in RAID Mode.

MSA> set controller pka0
MSA> show unit
MSA> delete unit <unit_n>

Please, update me when you will have done.

Regards,
/Maurizio

[ I am a HPE Employee and an OpenVMS Ambassador ]
DesmondLC
Occasional Advisor
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Re: Integrity server disk partitioning from array controller P410i

Hi Maurizio,

Yes, I deleted the old unit and create all the new units now. I can start to install the OS.

Thank you a lot.

Best regards,

Desmond

Maurizio De Tommaso_
Valued Contributor

Re: Integrity server disk partitioning from array controller P410i

Dear Desmond,

you should mark as "solved" my post and not your one...

Do you agree with me ?

Regards,

/Maurizio

 
[ I am a HPE Employee and an OpenVMS Ambassador ]
DesmondLC
Occasional Advisor

Re: Integrity server disk partitioning from array controller P410i

Hi Maurizio,

Yes, of course,  You solved my problem.  Sorry, it is my mistake to put on my side.  How can I mark it as your solution?

Best regards,

Desmond