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Torsten.
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Re: re : smart array 6402 help

"...In the MSA30 there is 4 x 72GB harddisk and is configure to raid5. Now I want to add another 3 x 72GB disk to the existing array..."

The situation is different:

---------- PHYSICAL DRIVES ----------

Location Ch ID Size Status

External 1 0 72.8 GB OK
External 1 1 72.8 GB OK
External 1 2 72.8 GB OK
External 1 3 72.8 GB UNASSIGNED
External 1 4 72.8 GB UNASSIGNED
External 1 5 72.8 GB UNASSIGNED

---------- LOGICAL DRIVE 0 ----------

Device File = c6t0d0
RAID Level = 5
Size = 138920 MB
Stripe Size = 16 KB
Status = OK


3 disks are in use, 3 disks are new.

Your command looks correct to me, maybe you had "invisible and bad" characters in that line because of the use of DEL or BACKSPACE.
Try again.

You may also try to use the offline tool (ORCA) - this is the BIOS of that card.

During boot, press ESC + 8 while the system is showing "press F8 to configure ...".

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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nsl_1
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Re: re : smart array 6402 help

Hi,
I have this problem too.
Firmware and driver updated...

hp server rx2620
msa30
smart array 6402 card

# uname -a
HP-UX HPRX1 B.11.23 U ia64 0987753946 unlimited-user license

# sautil /dev/ciss4 | more


---- DRIVER INFORMATION ------------------------------------------------------

Driver State........................ READY

---- CONTROLLER INFORMATION --------------------------------------------------

Controller Product Number........... A9890A
Controller Product Name............. HP PCI-X SmartArray 6402
Hardware Path....................... 0/4/1/0/4/0
Serial Number....................... P57820PXQRQ2HR
Device File......................... /dev/ciss4
Hardware Revision................... 'B'
Boot Block Revision................. 6.30
Firmware Revision (running)......... 2.78
Firmware Revision (in ROM).......... 2.78
Firmware Revision (inactive)........ 2.34
# of Logical Drives................. 1
# of Physical Disks Configured...... 3
# of Physical Disks Detected........ 4
Logical Drive Rebuild Priority...... 0 (low)
Array Capacity Expansion Priority... 0 (low)
Auto-Fail Missing Disks at Boot..... disabled
SCSI Transfer Detection Mode........ Auto Detect


---- ARRAY ACCELERATOR (CACHE) INFORMATION -----------------------------------

Array Accelerator Board Present?.... yes
Cache Configuration Status.......... cache enabled
Cache Ratio......................... 50% Read / 50% Write
Total Cache Size (MB)............... 128
Read Cache........................ 064
Write Cache....................... 064
Transfer Buffer................... 000
Battery Pack Count.................. 2
Battery Status (pack #1)............ ok
Battery Status (pack #2)............ ok


---- LOGICAL DRIVE SUMMARY ---------------------------------------------------

# RAID Size Status

0 5 138919 MB OK


---- SCSI DEVICE SUMMARY -----------------------------------------------------

Location Ch ID Type Capacity Status

external 1 0 DISK 72.8 GB OK
external 1 1 DISK 72.8 GB OK
external 1 2 DISK 72.8 GB OK
external 1 3 DISK 72.8 GB UNASSIGNED
external 1 15 PROCESSOR

---- LOGICAL DRIVE 0 ---------------------------------------------------------

Logical Drive Device File........... c4t0d0
Fault Tolerance Mode................ RAID 5 (Distributed Data Guarding)
Logical Drive Size.................. 138919 MB
Logical Drive Status................ OK
# of Participating Physical Disks... 3

Participating Physical Disk(s)...... Ch:ID
1: 0
1: 1
1: 2

Participating Spare Disk(s)......... Ch:ID
none


I want to add 1 x 72Gb hard disk to existing array (3x72Gb/RAID5)

# saconfig /dev/ciss4 -E 0 -p 1:3


saconfig (/dev/ciss4): Error - FW command bad status (CHANGE_CONFIGURATION)
saconfig (/dev/ciss4): One or more fields in command have invalid data, cmd_status=4

saconfig (/dev/ciss4): Current driver state is READY

Torsten wrote:
"You may also try to use the offline tool (ORCA) - this is the BIOS of that card.
During boot, press ESC + 8 while the system is showing "press F8 to configure ...".

In this program it is impossible(to add a disk to an existing logical disk). There options are accessible only: Create (only new logical drive... no option for edit or add disk,View and Delete)

To Vincent Owg Lee Sun:
You have solved this problem ?
Torsten.
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Re: re : smart array 6402 help

Vicents firmware version is 2.68, tool version is A.02.13.

Your fw version is 2.78, I don't know the tool version.

Anyway, IMHO this is related to the fw/tool version combo.

But this is a mystery to me.

The latest version you can get from the web pages of BSC is 2.68, but the offline diag CD contains 2.78.

Even the latest software depot contains a firmware file ("cyborg.bin") and I believe it will update the firmware during installation.

If I search the windows driver pages on the hp web site they are already at 2.80 (but the file format is not compatible.

Anyway, I would open a call and ask hp support for a solution.

I would be glad to hear some results ...

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Torsten.
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Re: re : smart array 6402 help

Another step to try would be a scan on the controller or even a reset, e.g.

# sautil /dev/ciss_ scan
# sautil /dev/ciss_ reset_ctlr

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Thyagarajan
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Re: re : smart array 6402 help

Hello Vincent,

Just like to update you on the issue,

1) Please check the drivers to the latest
For HPUX 11.23 -->B.11.23.0712

we could see that if the driver is one version older(B.11.23.0606) the command with "-E" option to extend would not work in.

2)The latest firmware for the card is 2.68 for unix and 2.80 for windows

hope teh card verwsion is latest (verified from attachment)

3) Please check for the disk drivers for the latest firmwares.

If we match the above ,it should work in..

I have tried/worked and got the results