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unixuser
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HBA


Hi all,

i am new bie of SAN, can anyone tell me how many HBA we can have in our server.we HP-ux 11.31 server.and i want to know how many we have in our SAN Sotrage also.thanks a lot in advance.
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: HBA

Shalom,

ioscan output will tell you how many HBA cards you have.

You also get the device names which you can input into fcmsutil for more information

ex: fcmsutil /dev/td0

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Mark S Meadows
Valued Contributor

Re: HBA

Hi,

It depends upon the model of your server and what it can support.

Post the output from the 'model' command, i.e. :

/home/markme# model
ia64 hp superdome server SD32B

The following commands will show how many HBA Cards the system currently has configured :

/home/markme# ioscan -funNC fc
Class I H/W Path Driver S/W State H/W Type Description
==================================================================
fc 0 0/0/4/1/0 fcd CLAIMED INTERFACE HP AB378-60101 4Gb Singl
e Port PCI/PCI-X Fibre Channel Adapter (FC Port 1)
/dev/fcd0
fc 1 0/0/5/1/0 fcd CLAIMED INTERFACE HP AB378-60101 4Gb Singl
e Port PCI/PCI-X Fibre Channel Adapter (FC Port 1)
/dev/fcd1
fc 2 0/0/12/1/0 fcd CLAIMED INTERFACE HP AB378-60101 4Gb Singl
e Port PCI/PCI-X Fibre Channel Adapter (FC Port 1)
/dev/fcd2
fc 3 0/0/13/1/0 fcd CLAIMED INTERFACE HP AB378-60101 4Gb Singl
e Port PCI/PCI-X Fibre Channel Adapter (FC Port 1)
/dev/fcd3

gba70102:/home/markme# olrad -q
Driver(s)
Capable
Slot Path Bus Max Spd Pwr Occu Susp OLAR OLD Max Mode
Num Spd Mode
0-0-1-0 0/0/0/1 0 133 133 Off No N/A N/A N/A PCI-X PCI-X
0-0-1-1 0/0/1/1 256 133 133 On Yes No Yes Yes PCI-X PCI-X
0-0-1-2 0/0/2/1 512 133 133 On Yes No Yes Yes PCI-X PCI-X
0-0-1-3 0/0/4/1 768 133 133 On Yes No Yes Yes PCI-X PCI-X
0-0-1-4 0/0/5/1 1024 133 133 On Yes No Yes Yes PCI-X PCI-X
0-0-1-5 0/0/6/1 1280 266 266 Off No N/A N/A N/A PCI-X PCI-X
0-0-1-6 0/0/14/1 2816 266 266 Off No N/A N/A N/A PCI-X PCI-X
0-0-1-7 0/0/13/1 2560 133 133 On Yes No Yes Yes PCI-X PCI-X
0-0-1-8 0/0/12/1 2304 133 133 On Yes No Yes Yes PCI-X PCI-X
0-0-1-9 0/0/10/1 2048 133 133 Off No N/A N/A N/A PCI-X PCI-X
0-0-1-10 0/0/9/1 1792 133 133 On Yes No Yes Yes PCI-X PCI-X
0-0-1-11 0/0/8/1 1536 133 133 On Yes No Yes Yes PCI-X PCI-X
gba70102:/home/markme#

Regards,

Mark
Administrating HP-UX systems for more years than I care to admit, but still enjoying it (most of the time!).
Prashanth Waugh
Esteemed Contributor

Re: HBA

Hi,

you can use the below command

1)print_manifest
2)cstm

Check the man pages for it

Regards
Prashant
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Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor

Re: HBA

> i am new bie of SAN, can anyone tell me how many HBA we can have in our server.we HP-ux 11.31 server

Maybe one, maybe 30. Since there are dozens of models of HP computers that will run 11.31, there is no way to tell how many you can add to your server. If you mean: how many HBAs are actually installed, use ioscan aas mentioned above.

>i want to know how many we have in our SAN Sotrage

There is no way to tell from HP-UX. You have to ask your storage administrator. The disk array(s) may be going through a SAN switch so control of the ports that are presented to your HP computer are under control of the switch.


Bill Hassell, sysadmin
Matt Palmer_2
Respected Contributor

Re: HBA

Hi,

you could try using a product like HP Storageworks SAN Visibility( free download from HP site), which will probe your SAN for you. It then sends a report to HP and they process the contents and then send you back a Human readable report on all attached LUNS,HBA firmware versions/type,OS type,etc and even a storage map.

hope this helps

regards

Matt
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: HBA

Shalom again,

Check the server hardware doc at http://docs.hp.com for information on the number of HBA cards the server can accept.

If you give model information I can look it up for you.

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unixuser
Advisor

Re: HBA



Dear sharlon,


we have HP rx8640 model and i understood that we can have more than 1 HBA for one server and its depend, but my question is that HBA is assinged a number called WWN NUMBER and we have more than one ports on one HBA card and each ports is assigned a number called WWp number, is it right ? there is fiber cable connectivity between fiber switch and HBA ports .clarify me if i am worn .thanks for your response.
Torsten.
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Re: HBA

@unixuser:

Now you are going to try here?

http://forums.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1363034

You did not mention that you are using hp-ux.

As said earlier, each port of each HBA has a WWN, like NICs have MAC addresses.

You need to deal with the port WWN.

You can have as many HBA as your servers support, up to 196 in a fully equiped superdome.

Get the device files of all installed FC HBAs:

# ioscan -fnCfc

and you get something like td0 or fcd0

and now you can get the node and port WWN:

# fcmsutil /dev/fcd0

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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