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Jiten Joshi
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MSA30 for 2-node Clustering

Hi,

I have two HP Proliant servers which I would to do clustering with shared disk on MSA30.

I came to know from this forum, that MSA30 does not support clustering ( for shared disk ), what other options do I have?

I would not want to buy a new HP storage that supports clustering.

Please help.

Thanks

 

 

P.S. This thread has been moved from General to Storage Area Networks (SAN) (Small and Medium Business). - Hp forum moderator

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Torsten.
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Re: MSA30 for 2-node Clustering

There are 3 different I/O modules for the MSA30.

SB - single bus (1 server only)
DB - dual bus (1 server only)

MI - multi initiator (2 servers - hp-ux only!)


So you cannot share the MSA30 between 3 proliants, you need another storage.

Hope this helps!
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Jiten Joshi
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Re: MSA30 for 2-node Clustering

Hi Torsten,

Do you have a link from HP which can justify your solution?

Thanks..
Torsten.
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Re: MSA30 for 2-node Clustering

In fact this is not a solution for you, sorry.

The msa30 is just a JBOD, proliant server need to connect using a smartarray controller - hp-ux server can also use "normal" SCSI controllers.

Since you cannot share disks between array controllers, you cannot share the jbod.

See also the manuals on

http://www.hp.com/go/bsc

and the quickspecs.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.
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Re: MSA30 for 2-node Clustering

see

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/11967_div/11967_div.html

and

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/11738_div/11738_div.html

Hope this helps!
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Jiten Joshi
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Re: MSA30 for 2-node Clustering

As per Torsten's suggestion.