ProLiant Servers (ML,DL,SL)
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

BL20p Windows Installation

SOLVED
Go to solution
Ray Lee_2
Regular Advisor

BL20p Windows Installation

We have BL20p-G3 with RJ-45 Patch and front Fiber connection. We are connecting to HP SAN with port zoning into Core switches, EVA5000's and ESL & MSL tape libraries.

What is the preferred software installation for Windows 2003? I started with SmartStart 7.0 and W2003. Is there any other HP software you must have with the setup above?

The problem I am seeing is that I see four virtual hard drives that I allocated from my EVA, only the MSL tape library and none of the six NSRs.
7 REPLIES
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: BL20p Windows Installation

Hi Ray,

If you're connecting to an EVA then you will need to install the MPIO software so that you see one hard drive, rather than four.

You can get that here:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=421494&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesId=421492&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=1005

I'm not too sure about the MSL and NSRs... Are you sure things are zoned correctly ?

Hope this helps,

Regards,

Rob
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: BL20p Windows Installation

hi

I really dont know about that environment I mean Blades, SAN ...

but if you have SmartStart 7.0,

I recommend you use the latest one 7.8
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/27210.html

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
Ray Lee_2
Regular Advisor

Re: BL20p Windows Installation

Installed the MPIO software, but I still see the four drives. Unless there is something to config, I am at a lost.
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: BL20p Windows Installation

Hi Ray,

Can you confirm how many Vdisks are presented to the host in Command View EVA...?

Cheers,

Rob
Ray Lee_2
Regular Advisor

Re: BL20p Windows Installation

Yes on the one:

Windows\VHAISPTCBL8\Vdisk001\ACTIVE

But I may have goofed and install MPIO for VCS 4.x....Our VCS for 5000 is 3028.

Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: BL20p Windows Installation

Indeed... You need to install the 5000 version as the MPIO software is specific to each array type.

Cheers,

Rob
Ray Lee_2
Regular Advisor

Re: BL20p Windows Installation

That was it, now I only see the one VDisk.

I also found out why I can't see the ESL, I had to also add the HBAs in Command View TL.

Thanks All,


RAY