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ben09
Occasional Visitor

MSA2000 on linux

Hi Forum,

Does anybody knows where can I find an installation guide for MSA on Linux, and how to configure partions.

I did a search it was only specs.
Your help is needed. thank you.
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Bharath_Pingali
Trusted Contributor

Re: MSA2000 on linux

Hello Ben09,

I hope that you have Linux installed on a server.
If you have MSA 2000fc, then the following procedure should apply.

1. Install the HBA drivers
2. Install multipathing software
3. Connect MSA 2000 and HBA to the SAN
4. Create Vdisk and volumes on MSA 2000
5. Present it to the HBAs
6. The volumes will appear like regular SCSI disk
7. Fdisk or parted can be used for partitions
8. Mkfs can be used for creating file systems
Can you please post your Hardware and software configuration?

-Thank You
Bharath


ben09
Occasional Visitor

Re: MSA2000 on linux

Hi Actually it's MSA 2312sa on linux el5.

the linux is installed in CLI only. ( no graphic)

I have tried to Launch the discovery tool on the Linux machine ( connected to the MSA) but the the script didn't run without graphical interface.

How shall I configure the MSA partitions? Is there a tool a software, or a console?

Thank you.
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: MSA2000 on linux

Use a browser from any PC and connect to the MSA via network.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: MSA2000 on linux

The MSA2000 offers CLI access, too. You can connect through the serial port of a controller module or, once you have set up networking, through the LAN port.

From there you can create the virtual disk(s), volumes and hosts and the present the volumes. The documentation offers a CLI guide as well:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual〈=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64179&taskId=101&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesId=3971478

I've tried the link and got a stupid "we're very sorry!" from HP's bad joke of a web presence, but was successful with a simple [reload] a few seconds later.
So, don't give up too fast! Reload after a a minute or so. Or after an hour or so...
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ben10_1
Regular Advisor

Re: MSA2000 on linux

How can I know the IP address of the MSA?

The MSA has 2 controlers ( 2 service ports)
I have only connected one ports to the Hub. Shall I connect the other also?
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: MSA2000 on linux

I think the G2 uses DHCP by default, but you can always check and modify this through the serial port of one controller.
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Bharath_Pingali
Trusted Contributor

Re: MSA2000 on linux

Hello Ben09,

1. connect the serial port to a laptop and start a terminal.

http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01505786/c01505786.pdf

page 42

2. set the IP addr

set network-parameters ip address netmask netmask gateway gateway
controller a|b

For example:

# set network-parameters ip 192.168.0.10 netmask 255.255.255.0
gateway 192.168.0.1 controller a


3. use the internet brower to access the management console.

hope this helps.

-Thank You
Bharath
Bharath_Pingali
Trusted Contributor

Re: MSA2000 on linux

additional information


HP StorageWorks
2000 Modular Smart Array
Family installation road map

http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01505836/c01505836.pdf

HP StorageWorks
2000sa Modular Smart Array
supported cable configurations

http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01533005/c01533005.pdf

HP StorageWorks
2012sa Modular Smart Array
user guide

http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01505786/c01505786.pdf

Chapter 4 walks you thru the first time setup process.

ben09
Occasional Visitor

Re: MSA2000 on linux

Hi,
I have to create 3 file system for the linux server ( /backup /test /data)

Shall I create a Vdisk with 3 volumes?

After that the linux will detect the added 3 volume space?

Bharath_Pingali
Trusted Contributor

Re: MSA2000 on linux

I guess that there are mulitple options;

You can create 3 vdisk and one volume each or create 1 vdisk with three volumes.

its completely up to you.

-Bharath
Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: MSA2000 on linux

"Shall I create a Vdisk with 3 volumes?"

Depends...

How many disks do you have?

How much space do you need for each file system?

What kind of redundancy do you require on your disks?


Steven
Steven Clementi
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