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using hp p2000 SAN storage with ESX 5.1

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using hp p2000 SAN storage with ESX 5.1

Hi
I need to use a hp p2000 SAN storage which is connected to a HP Dl580 G7 server(with Fiber Channel) as a data archive.
the hp p2000 is not recognized in ESX
the scenario is to mount this storage in open-suse which is installed on the ESX as a machine.
the fiber channel lights on the server card are blinking with the red and orange light even when I plug out the fiber cable.
the storage version is (TS240P004).
I don not know anything about this VAAI which I see on the web.
kindly please guide me through this .

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Honored Contributor [Founder]

Re: using hp p2000 SAN storage with ESX 5.1

Hi, if it's FC you also need to zone the P2000 to the ESX server and on the P2000 you need to create LUNs.

For VAAI read this one: http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=4AA3-5025ENW
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Re: using hp p2000 SAN storage with ESX 5.1

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Re: using hp p2000 SAN storage with ESX 5.1

How you zone depends on if you have a B- or a C-series SAN switch. If you don't have a SAN switch you don't need to zone, but you need to change the setting of the ports (on both P2000 and on the server).

 

To present a disk you create a map and allow the DL580 to see the volume you've created in the P2000.

 

Do you also have a  HP_HUS156030VLS600 DISK (check in SMU)?

Firmware upgrades are done in the SMU(the web interface of the P2000)  too.