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rufat
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rx6600 RAID problem

Hi!
I"ve hp rx6600 integrity server. It has 2x72gb and 3x146gb hard disks. I want to create RAID but with HP smart Setup CD version 5.5.1 it can see only 2 hard drives - one 72gb and one 146gb.
Please, can you tell me how to create RAID on this RX6600?
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AnthonySN
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Re: rx6600 RAID problem

when you boot the server there will be an option to press f8 to create raid, if you are on a management console you can press shift f8
Torsten.
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Re: rx6600 RAID problem

Does it run hp-ux?

Please post "ioscan -fn".

RAID creation depends on the used disk controller (SAS vs. smartarray).

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rufat
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Re: rx6600 RAID problem

There's no F8 option during reboot.

There was HP-UX system, i want to install Centos, but first to create RAID.
Torsten.
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Re: rx6600 RAID problem

So please post


EFI> devtree

EFI> devices

and let us see.

Hope this helps!
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rufat
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Re: rx6600 RAID problem

this command show me that i have sas controller
Torsten.
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Re: rx6600 RAID problem

You *always* have that sas controller, but maybe an optional P400 or similar smartarray controller.


However, you need to get the driver number from "drivers" command and use for example

drvcfg -s 22

to get into the configuration menu.

Hope this helps!
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rufat
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Re: rx6600 RAID problem

Hi, i installed HP-UX v11 on rx6600.
Before the instalation i unpluged 146 gb hard disks and left on server only 2 72 gb disks.
After the installation we have this result. Please tell me what does it show? Is there a RAID?
Thanks :)
Torsten.
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Re: rx6600 RAID problem

Please attach

# ioscan -fn

as text.

Hope this helps!
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rufat
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Re: rx6600 RAID problem

I insert 5 146gb hard disks and restarted server. So now i"ve 2 72gb and 5 146gb hard disks. And here it is ioscan -fn command.
Thank you.
Torsten.
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Re: rx6600 RAID problem

no ioscan attached.

Hope this helps!
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rufat
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Re: rx6600 RAID problem

Please scroll down.
Torsten.
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Re: rx6600 RAID problem

No, this is a small part only, not complete!

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rufat
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Re: rx6600 RAID problem

Sorry for my mistake.
Hope this one.
Thanks!
Torsten.
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Re: rx6600 RAID problem

Here we go

The default SAS controller:

ext_bus 9 0/4/1/0.0.0 sasd_vbus CLAIMED INTERFACE SAS Devic
e Interface

A mirrored logical disk (integrated RAID = IR Volume):

target 12 0/4/1/0.0.0.0 tgt CLAIMED DEVICE
disk 0 0/4/1/0.0.0.0.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE H
P IR Volume
/dev/dsk/c9t0d0 /dev/rdsk/c9t0d0
/dev/dsk/c9t0d0s1 /dev/rdsk/c9t0d0s1
/dev/dsk/c9t0d0s2 /dev/rdsk/c9t0d0s2
/dev/dsk/c9t0d0s3 /dev/rdsk/c9t0d0s3

another IR volume:

target 13 0/4/1/0.0.0.1 tgt CLAIMED DEVICE
disk 4 0/4/1/0.0.0.1.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE H
P IR Volume
/dev/dsk/c9t1d0 /dev/rdsk/c9t1d0
/dev/dsk/c9t1d0s1 /dev/rdsk/c9t1d0s1


and finally 3 "plain" disks:

target 10 0/4/1/0.0.0.2 tgt CLAIMED DEVICE
disk 6 0/4/1/0.0.0.2.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE H
P DG146ABAB4
/dev/dsk/c9t2d0 /dev/rdsk/c9t2d0
target 9 0/4/1/0.0.0.3 tgt CLAIMED DEVICE
disk 8 0/4/1/0.0.0.3.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE H
P DG146ABAB4
/dev/dsk/c9t3d0 /dev/rdsk/c9t3d0
target 11 0/4/1/0.0.0.4 tgt CLAIMED DEVICE
disk 10 0/4/1/0.0.0.4.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE H
P DG146ABAB4
/dev/dsk/c9t4d0 /dev/rdsk/c9t4d0



Hope this helps!
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rufat
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Re: rx6600 RAID problem

I"m sorry.
Does it mean that I"ve
2 72gb mirrored disks,
2 146gb mirrored disks,
3 146gb plain disks.
Torsten.
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Re: rx6600 RAID problem

Get the details with

sasmgr get_info -D /dev/sasd1 -q raid

Hope this helps!
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rufat
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Re: rx6600 RAID problem

seems that there is 2 pair of mirrored disks and 3 plain disks.
Torsten.
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Re: rx6600 RAID problem

Does it mean that I"ve
2 72gb mirrored disks,
2 146gb mirrored disks,
3 146gb plain disks.



Exactly.
From the output of sasmgr you also know the position of the disks (slot).

Hope this helps!
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rufat
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Re: rx6600 RAID problem

Thank you very much! :)
Torsten.
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Re: rx6600 RAID problem

You are welcome.
Enjoy the forums.

http://forums.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/helptips.do?#33

Hope this helps!
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rufat
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Re: rx6600 RAID problem

We decided to make new RAID configuration on rx6600, and install Red hat itanium version. Our server has no vga, and i can't enter to f8 menu to make RAID, please can you tel me something about this problem?

Thanks!
rufat
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Re: rx6600 RAID problem

with drvcfg -s command we tried to create RAID 5, but it"s impossible. Only mirror RAID it creates.
Please can you tell something about this.
Thanks!
Torsten.
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Re: rx6600 RAID problem

no raid5 possible

Hope this helps!
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