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ProLiant DL360 G5 and MSA1000

 
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Gr8Britton
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ProLiant DL360 G5 and MSA1000

Please see the comments I added below...

We are a non-profit and were donated some used HP ProLiant Servers.  We also bought a used MSA1000.  I am using a ProLiant DL360 G5 Server running Windows Server 2012.  I am connected to an MSA1000 via Fiber.  I am able to run the ACU and see the controller and run the wizard to setup a 1TB Array and Logical Drive.  I am experiencing two issues:

  1. When I go to SSP, it does not give me any options to choose an OS to access the Drive.  I can enable or disable but not give Windows access.  I am new to this HW so maybe I'm just doing something stupid? Here is what I can see:

  2. I tried to connect to the MSA1000 Controller via a Serial-RJ45 cable (5188-6699) and update the firmware.  When I connect, I only get {#: over and over and have to kill the Terminal program.  Is this because a regular Serial to RJ45 is different that the specific Serial to RJ45z cable that comes with the MSA1000?

Thanks!

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Gr8Britton
Occasional Advisor

Re: ProLiant DL360 G5 and MSA1000

UPDATE:

I wanted to add that I do have a problem with the Cache batteries, and plan to replace them soon.  I did not expect that would cause the issue with not displaying the OSes, though.

Link to Cache Battery Msg screenshot

Gr8Britton
Occasional Advisor

Re: ProLiant DL360 G5 and MSA1000

I'm going to try to figure out the CLI and see if I can set the ACLs that way.  I'll update anything I find.  Does anyone have any samples for reference?

Gr8Britton
Occasional Advisor

Re: ProLiant DL360 G5 and MSA1000

After going through the CLI, I found that the MSA1000 controller does not support Host Mode.  At this point, I cannot find anyway to access the Array/Logical Drive that is created.  Now that I have the Array and Logical Drive setup, how do I access this so I can save files there?  I can't find anything in the docs beyond this point.  Thank you in advance for help!

Here is the info from the CLI:

=> ctrl ch=SAN1-Right show

MSA1000 in SAN1-Right
Bus Interface: Fibre Channel
WWN: 500805F30001F730
Serial Number: P56350B9IN40IZ
Chassis Serial Number: 9J25JN71F56V
Chassis Name: SAN1-Right
RAID 6 (ADG) Status: Enabled
SSP State: Disabled
Controller Status: OK
Chassis Slot: 1
Hardware Revision: Rev A
Firmware Version: 1.16
Cache Board Present: True
Cache Status: Temporarily Disabled
Total Cache Size: 128 MB
No-Battery Write Cache: Disabled
Chassis Slot 1 Battery Info
Cache Backup Power Source: Batteries
Battery/Capacitor Count: 1
Battery/Capacitor Status: Failed (Replace Batteries)
Host Bus Adapter Slot: 1
SATA NCQ Supported: False

 

=> ctrl ch=SAN1-Right show ssp

MSA1000 in SAN1-Right

Adapter ID: 21000024FF022245
connectionname: Data
Location: Local
Status: Online

 

 

Gr8Britton
Occasional Advisor

Re: ProLiant DL360 G5 and MSA1000

I found the Active/Passive Firmware update to v5.30.B1200 and applied that.  After rebooting, I then got a Host Mode button in the ACU under PSS for the Adapter.  I selected Windows but the number below it is greyed out so I cannot change that.  I saved it but still don't see how I now access this logical drive.  Help!

Gr8Britton
Occasional Advisor
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Re: ProLiant DL360 G5 and MSA1000

I figured it out.  For some reason, I had to change the name of the connection for the adapter then it all worked.  I can now see the 1TB disk in the Windows server.  Yay!