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Can I connect HP 8/20q to HP 8/24c via TR-port

 
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chungtranduc
Advisor

Can I connect HP 8/20q to HP 8/24c via TR-port

Hello,

   My blade system consists of

1. 01 x C7000-01 ( 16 blades, 2 ethernet module, 2 HP 8Gb 24-port FC module)

2. 01 x C7000-02 (4 blades, 2 ethernet module, 2 HP B-Series 8/24c SAN Switch module) 

3. 02 x SAN Switch HP 8/20q

3. 01 x P2000

4. 01 x MSA2000

5. 01 x MSL2024

    The connection diagram is in b.jpg file. I can present LUN from P2000,MSA2000 to blades from C7000-01.

    My question is "Can I connect HP 8/20q to HP 8/24c via TR-port in order to present LUN from P2000,MSA2000 to blades from C7000-02? " 

    What I have done to configure TR is

1. Configure HP 8/20q Port 7 in TR-port mode

2. Configure HP 8/24c Port 17 in U port mode

3. Connect 8/20q-Port 7 to 8/24c-Port 17

4. Create a IFZ zone in 8/20q (Controller A_P2000_WWN, C7000-02_ Blade01_ Port1_ WWN, TR-port WWN)  

5. Create a similar IFZ zone in 8/24c 

6. Port 7 status is online, TR-port mode. Port 17 status is online, F-port mode.

   After the configuration, I check host port in P2000 but there is no new host port available.

 

Thanks,

DucTran

 

 

 

 

 

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Johan Guldmyr
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Re: Can I connect HP 8/20q to HP 8/24c via TR-port

Hello, I am not familiar with the Qlogic or the TR-Port but it looks pretty interesting!

 

" I can present LUN from P2000,MSA2000 to blades from C7000-01."

 

Are you saying it works when you're using the Cisco 8/24c?

 

In brocade there is a command called 'nscamshow' which can be used to ask the fabric nameserver which devices it sees. Perhaps there is a similar one in QLogic/Cisco.

 

fcping / error logs

 

I presume zones are enabled as well.

chungtranduc
Advisor

Re: Can I connect HP 8/20q to HP 8/24c via TR-port

Hello,

  The C7000-02 is the new one which we have just bought. By connecting HP 8/20q(H-series) to HP 8/24c SAN Switch module(B-series), I intend to present P2000's LUNs to C7000-02's blades.

  All 16 blades of C7000-01(*) are currently using P2000's LUN

 

Thanks 

DucTran.

 

 

Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Can I connect HP 8/20q to HP 8/24c via TR-port

Ah okay.

 

I'd start looking at the VC module then - have you set that up similarly for the blades and uplinks as in the -01 chassi?

chungtranduc
Advisor

Re: Can I connect HP 8/20q to HP 8/24c via TR-port

Hi,

   The HP B-series 8/24c which basically is Brocade switch consist of 16 internal ports and 8 external ports. So the configuration is not similar to the HP 8/20q.

 

Thanks,

DucTran.

Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Can I connect HP 8/20q to HP 8/24c via TR-port

Ah, my bad.

the command 'nscamshow' on the Brocade switch ought to show the P2000. If it doesn't then there's no connectivity on the SAN-level and we can exclude the P2000.
the command 'nsshow' should show the blades in the c7000-02.
chungtranduc
Advisor

Re: Can I connect HP 8/20q to HP 8/24c via TR-port

Here is what I got when accessing HP B-Series 8/24c

 

Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: Can I connect HP 8/20q to HP 8/24c via TR-port

OK, the Brocade switch cannot see the P2000 or the HP blades.

Are the blades powered on / drivers loaded?
chungtranduc
Advisor

Re: Can I connect HP 8/20q to HP 8/24c via TR-port

I am trying to upgrade all system componets's firmware.

chungtranduc
Advisor

Re: Can I connect HP 8/20q to HP 8/24c via TR-port

After installing HBA driver to every blades in C7000-02, the HP B-Series 8/24c can list blades's WWNs. I have never thought of that before.

Now the system works as it should.

 

Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Can I connect HP 8/20q to HP 8/24c via TR-port

Great!

 

I think this thread is a great one for other people configuring what you are setting up.

 

What was the commands you used to set up the QLogic? 

chungtranduc
Advisor

Re: Can I connect HP 8/20q to HP 8/24c via TR-port

What I have done is

1. Upgrade all components's firmware related to SAN which consists of HP 8/24c, HP 8/20q, VC-FC, OA. HP 8/20q firmware must be upgraded to the latest version to support TR mode. 

2. Do exactly as in page 22,23 of  http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c02256368/c02256368.pdf

3. I used HP 8/20q GUI to add other IFZ zone

 

Regards,

DucTran