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APA Configuration With failover monitoring

APA Configuration With failover monitoring

Dear,

We need step by step procedure to install and configure APA wuth failover monitoring on HPUX 11.23.

Anyone help me on this.

Thanks & Kind Regards,

Sajjad Ahmed
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H_16
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Re: APA Configuration With failover monitoring

I don't know if this will help - but this is how we configured on one of our servers.. I attached a txt file.
H_16
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Re: APA Configuration With failover monitoring

or the following is the official hp apa guide,

http://docs.hp.com/en/J4240-90027/index.html
H_16
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Re: APA Configuration With failover monitoring

H_16
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Re: APA Configuration With failover monitoring

Here are the steps we did in our case.

1. Identify the cards which we want APA'd. Typically one from each bus. Document their NIC numbers (lan1, Lan2 etc.)
2. I would prefer with quad cards lan1, lan6.
3. Then modify hp_apaconf and hp_apaportconf files. The example configurations are given in the file and here for eg.

HP_APAPORTCONF:

HP_APAPORT_INTERFACE_NAME[0]=lan1
HP_APAPORT_GROUP_CAPABILITY[0]=5
HP_APAPORT_PRIORITY[0]=0
HP_APAPORT_CONFIG_MODE[0]=FEC_MANUAL

HP_APAPORT_INTERFACE_NAME[1]=lan6
HP_APAPORT_GROUP_CAPABILITY[1]=5
HP_APAPORT_PRIORITY[1]=0
HP_APAPORT_CONFIG_MODE[1]=FEC_MANUAL

HP_APACONF:
HP_APA_INTERFACE_NAME[0]=lan100
HP_APA_LOAD_BALANCE_MODE[0]=LB_MAC
HP_APA_HOT_STANDBY[0]=on
HP_APA_MANUAL_LA[0]=1,6

In the above example we have configure 1 and 6.

Then look at the configuration file for the type of card you have. For e.g. hpbtlanconf for a btlan driver. This can be seen with 'ioscan -fnkC lan' command.

the entry in the hpbtlanconf would be like below.
HPBTLANCONF:
HP_BTLAN_INTERFACE_NAME[0]=lan1
HP_BTLAN_STATION_ADDRESS[0]=
HP_BTLAN_SPEED[0]=100FD

HP_BTLAN_INTERFACE_NAME[1]=lan6
HP_BTLAN_STATION_ADDRESS[1]=
HP_BTLAN_SPEED[1]=100FD

Note in the above example we set the card speed to 100FD and we did the same at the network switch end as well. If you want any other speed you can change that here. There are examples on the types of speeds in this document.

Hope this helps.

NOTE: Never troubleshoot your network problem if APA is up and running. You will not get anywhere. Most of your processes would not come up anyway.