Simpler Navigation for Servers and Operating Systems
Completed: a much simpler Servers and Operating Systems section of the Community. We combined many of the older boards, so you won't have to click through so many levels to get at the information you need. Check the consolidated boards here as many sub-forums are now single boards.
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

HP9000, EVA6400, multipath

SOLVED
Go to solution

HP9000, EVA6400, multipath

I have 3 HP9000 systems that were connected to an EVA6400 by a storage consultant. I am being asked which multipath I/O we are using to connect to the EVA: SecurePath, PVlinks, etc. How do I find out?
7 REPLIES
SoorajCleris
HPE Pro
Solution

Re: HP9000, EVA6400, multipath

Hi,

# swlist -l product | grep -i secure

will tell you if securepath is installed.

Regards,
Sooraj
"UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity" - Dennis Ritchie
S. Ney
Trusted Contributor

Re: HP9000, EVA6400, multipath

If its an older hpux OS like 11.11 or 11.23 you can do a vgdisplay -v /dev/vgname of volume group that is attached to san. At the bottom of the output you should see:
--- Physical volumes ---
PV Name /dev/dsk/c9t0d1
PV Name /dev/dsk/c11t0d1 Alternate Link
PV Name /dev/dsk/c13t0d1 Alternate Link
PV Name /dev/dsk/c15t0d1 Alternate Link
PV Status available
Total PE 6398

You can also do swlist -l product > /tmp/product (for example) and see a list of installed products. You can look for products like SecurePath, EMCpower, etc. in order to find out if any 3rd party products are installed.

Re: HP9000, EVA6400, multipath

swlist does not reveal SecurePath. So, I'm using ... what?

Re: HP9000, EVA6400, multipath

And, yes, I can see the alternate links in vgdisplay. (fyi, I'm HP-UX 11.23)

Re: HP9000, EVA6400, multipath

So, the answer appears to be, based on: http://docs.hp.com/en/11822/storagemulti-pathing-HPUX-SG.pdf
is LVM PVlinks.
Thanks for your time.
S. Ney
Trusted Contributor

Re: HP9000, EVA6400, multipath

swlist -l product HPswsp (if secure path is installed)

If you don't see that output then the vgdisplay with alternate links indicates you have pvlinks configured. (LVM will use the primary PV link to access the LUN, the alternate links exist in case the primary path fails in which case LVM will automatically attempt to access the PV with the alternate link.)

Re: HP9000, EVA6400, multipath

closing thread.