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msa-1000 acu

Is there an "array configuration utility" for HP-UX to controll MSA-1000?

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I don't think so. HP support pages state clearly:
"NOTE: The ACU is available for the following operating systems:
* Windows
* Linux
* NetWare (offline)"
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Maybe it will be helpful:

"HP-UX support
Command Line Interface (CLI) is used for configuration and Event Monitoring Service (EMS) for monitoring.
Root/Boot/Dump/Swap/Install is also supported."
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Is it possible to share several logical units drives or volumes among several hosts whith different operating systems (at least 3)?

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Carlos,

If you are asking specifically about the MSA 1000, then the answer is yes, but not with every OS.

I.e. if one of the hosts runs HP-UX or SCO you cannot mix OS'es:
"HP-UX PA-Risc and Itanium-based server support ... limited, homogeneous configurations.
SCO UnixWare support - ... single controller 2-node homogeneous configurations."

Rgds.
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Raadek, our case is:

2 HP-UX Hosts and 1 windows 2003 server.
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So it's plain & simple - you can attach these 2 (or even more) HP-UX hosts, but then any host running different OS (like Win2k3) cannot be connected.
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OK. It's clear.
Another simply question. Now, we have six disks in raid-5 locating from box bay 1 to box bay 6. Is it mandatory to locate new disk (if I want to create a new LUN) from bay 7 to bay 14?, and can I create it (new LUN) when existing LUN is in use?

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You can create a new LUN when another one(s) is (are) on-line.

Re hard drives order:
That's depends on how your drive enclosure (the MSA 30) is connected to the controller shelf (actual MSA 1000). If you use single-port I/O module, then no issues at all - you could plug a disk in any free bay. If you use dual-port I/O module, then bear in mind that bays 1 to 7 are connected to SCSI bus 1 & bays 8 to 14 to SCSI bus 2. However if you have both SCSI channels connected to the MSA 1000, then again - no issues re hard drive position.

But using just common sense I would plug them in order.
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Raadek,

I have talked whith HP support. They say that it's possible to mix different os's in the same MSA, even Windows 2003 and HP-UX. What does it mean "homogeneous environment"??

Thanks a lot.