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Re: HP 3PAR Simulator iSCSI configuration? LUN performance?

 
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HP 3PAR Simulator iSCSI configuration? LUN performance?

Hi,
I have started HP 3PAR Simulator "HPE_3PAR_STORESERV_SIMULATOR_V3.2.2_MU4_Z7550-02628.ZIP (7.71 GB)" in my ESX lab. I am going to get performance data (IOPS, Latency, Throughput). I have a question:

1. How to create an iSCSI connection between 3PAR SIM and a Windows host?
2. How to generate any performance load on HP 3PAR SIM?
3. How to allocate data on LUNs without any protocols (iSCSI, FC)?

Thanks!
Richter

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Re: HP 3PAR Simulator iSCSI configuration? LUN performance?

Hi Richter,

To answer your queries on 3PAR simulator host IOps report:

Create another Windows host in the same Workstation, install SSMC there and add the simulator 3PAR to that SSMC.

1. HPE 3PAR Simulator doesn't support hosts. But you can create a fake host in the same Vmware workstation and connect through virtual FC ports (iSCSI is not supported, only FC ports are supported).
SSMC host, the Windows host (VV to be exported to) and 3PAR simulator, all 3 must be on the same virtual network. Ensure the Windows host must be discovered in SSMC

2. In SSMC you can generate customized performance reports. (SSMC Main menu >> System Reporter >> Reports).
But, with limited diskspace of the base machine (I think 50GB), 3PAR simulator creates 96 virtual PDs. You can only simulate how to generate performance load report. But it will be nowhere close to realtime data.

3. From the Windows host you exported the LUN, you can write some data (It will be only virtual FC ports).

For further assistance you can contact 3parsimsupport@hpe.com. 

Hope this helps!

Regards,

Srinivas


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Re: HP 3PAR Simulator iSCSI configuration? LUN performance?

Hi,

Thank you for your support.

I have a question about upgrade firmware on the simulator. I have information"

"New OS version 3.3.1.410 is available.", but I am unable to upgrade. I do not see any button as on the real device.
I have checked using CLI check upgrade:

HP3PAR cli% checkupgrade
The following disks are in degraded or failed states.
Id CagePos Type -State-- -Detailed_State- -SedState--
72 3:0:0 NL degraded old_firmware not_capable
73 3:1:0 NL degraded old_firmware not_capable
74 3:2:0 NL degraded old_firmware not_capable
75 3:3:0 NL degraded old_firmware not_capable
76 3:4:0 NL degraded old_firmware not_capable
77 3:5:0 NL degraded old_firmware not_capable
78 3:6:0 NL degraded old_firmware not_capable
79 3:7:0 NL degraded old_firmware not_capable
80 3:8:0 NL degraded old_firmware not_capable
81 3:9:0 NL degraded old_firmware not_capable
82 3:10:0 NL degraded old_firmware not_capable
83 3:11:0 NL degraded old_firmware not_capable
-----------------------------------------------------
12 total

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HP3PAR cli% upgradesys -status
The system is not currently undergoing an online upgrade.
The first node to be rebooted is node 0
Which will be followed by node 1
HP3PAR cli%


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HP3PAR cli% showversion -b
Release version 3.2.2.612-20161118.182955 (MU4)
Patches: None

Component Name Version
CLI Server 3.2.2.612-20161118.182955 (MU4)
CLI Client 3.2.2.612-20161118.182955
System Manager 3.2.2.612-20161118.182955 (MU4)
Kernel 3.2.2.686-20170824.212745 (MU4)
TPD Kernel Code 3.2.2.612-20161118.182955 (MU4)
HP3PAR cli%
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HP3PAR cli% showpd
----Size(MB)----- ----Ports----
Id CagePos Type RPM State Total Free A B Capacity(GB)
0 0:0:0 FC 10 normal 838656 785408 0:1:1* 1:1:1 900
1 0:1:0 FC 10 normal 838656 785408 0:1:1 1:1:1* 900
2 0:2:0 FC 10 normal 838656 784384 0:1:1* 1:1:1 900
3 0:3:0 FC 10 normal 838656 784384 0:1:1 1:1:1* 900
4 0:4:0 FC 10 normal 838656 786432 0:1:1* 1:1:1 900
5 0:5:0 FC 10 normal 838656 786432 0:1:1 1:1:1* 900
6 0:6:0 FC 10 normal 838656 783360 0:1:1* 1:1:1 900
7 0:7:0 FC 10 normal 838656 783360 0:1:1 1:1:1* 900
8 0:8:0 FC 10 normal 838656 786432 0:1:1* 1:1:1 900
9 0:9:0 FC 10 normal 838656 786432 0:1:1 1:1:1* 900
10 0:10:0 FC 10 normal 838656 783360 0:1:1* 1:1:1 900
11 0:11:0 FC 10 normal 838656 783360 0:1:1 1:1:1* 900
12 0:12:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 363520 0:1:1* 1:1:1* 400
13 0:13:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 363520 0:1:1* 1:1:1* 400
14 0:14:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 363520 0:1:1* 1:1:1* 400
15 0:15:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 363520 0:1:1* 1:1:1* 400
16 0:16:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 363520 0:1:1* 1:1:1* 400
17 0:17:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 363520 0:1:1* 1:1:1* 400
18 0:18:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 363520 0:1:1* 1:1:1* 400
19 0:19:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 363520 0:1:1* 1:1:1* 400
20 0:20:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 363520 0:1:1* 1:1:1* 400
21 0:21:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 363520 0:1:1* 1:1:1* 400
22 0:22:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 363520 0:1:1* 1:1:1* 400
23 0:23:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 363520 0:1:1* 1:1:1* 400
24 1:0:0 FC 10 normal 838656 785408 0:2:1* 1:2:1 900
25 1:1:0 FC 10 normal 838656 785408 0:2:1 1:2:1* 900
26 1:2:0 FC 10 normal 838656 783360 0:2:1* 1:2:1 900
27 1:3:0 FC 10 normal 838656 783360 0:2:1 1:2:1* 900
28 1:4:0 FC 10 normal 838656 786432 0:2:1* 1:2:1 900
29 1:5:0 FC 10 normal 838656 786432 0:2:1 1:2:1* 900
30 1:6:0 FC 10 normal 838656 786432 0:2:1* 1:2:1 900
31 1:7:0 FC 10 normal 838656 786432 0:2:1 1:2:1* 900
32 1:8:0 FC 10 normal 838656 787456 0:2:1* 1:2:1 900
33 1:9:0 FC 10 normal 838656 787456 0:2:1 1:2:1* 900
34 1:10:0 FC 10 normal 838656 785408 0:2:1* 1:2:1 900
35 1:11:0 FC 10 normal 838656 785408 0:2:1 1:2:1* 900
36 1:12:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 363520 0:2:1* 1:2:1* 400
37 1:13:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 363520 0:2:1* 1:2:1* 400
38 1:14:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 363520 0:2:1* 1:2:1* 400
39 1:15:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 363520 0:2:1* 1:2:1* 400
40 1:16:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 363520 0:2:1* 1:2:1* 400
41 1:17:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 363520 0:2:1* 1:2:1* 400
42 1:18:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 363520 0:2:1* 1:2:1* 400
43 1:19:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 363520 0:2:1* 1:2:1* 400
44 1:20:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 363520 0:2:1* 1:2:1* 400
45 1:21:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 363520 0:2:1* 1:2:1* 400
46 1:22:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 364544 0:2:1* 1:2:1* 400
47 1:23:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 364544 0:2:1* 1:2:1* 400
48 2:0:0 FC 10 normal 838656 786432 0:4:1* 1:4:1 900
49 2:1:0 FC 10 normal 838656 786432 0:4:1 1:4:1* 900
50 2:2:0 FC 10 normal 838656 785408 0:4:1* 1:4:1 900
51 2:3:0 FC 10 normal 838656 785408 0:4:1 1:4:1* 900
52 2:4:0 FC 10 normal 838656 786432 0:4:1* 1:4:1 900
53 2:5:0 FC 10 normal 838656 786432 0:4:1 1:4:1* 900
54 2:6:0 FC 10 normal 838656 786432 0:4:1* 1:4:1 900
55 2:7:0 FC 10 normal 838656 786432 0:4:1 1:4:1* 900
56 2:8:0 FC 10 normal 838656 787456 0:4:1* 1:4:1 900
57 2:9:0 FC 10 normal 838656 787456 0:4:1 1:4:1* 900
58 2:10:0 FC 10 normal 838656 785408 0:4:1* 1:4:1 900
59 2:11:0 FC 10 normal 838656 785408 0:4:1 1:4:1* 900
60 2:12:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 364544 0:4:1* 1:4:1* 400
61 2:13:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 364544 0:4:1* 1:4:1* 400
62 2:14:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 364544 0:4:1* 1:4:1* 400
63 2:15:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 364544 0:4:1* 1:4:1* 400
64 2:16:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 364544 0:4:1* 1:4:1* 400
65 2:17:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 364544 0:4:1* 1:4:1* 400
66 2:18:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 364544 0:4:1* 1:4:1* 400
67 2:19:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 364544 0:4:1* 1:4:1* 400
68 2:20:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 364544 0:4:1* 1:4:1* 400
69 2:21:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 364544 0:4:1* 1:4:1* 400
70 2:22:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 364544 0:4:1* 1:4:1* 400
71 2:23:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 364544 0:4:1* 1:4:1* 400
72 3:0:0 NL 7 degraded 1848320 1679360 0:0:1* 1:0:1 2000
73 3:1:0 NL 7 degraded 1848320 1679360 0:0:1 1:0:1* 2000
74 3:2:0 NL 7 degraded 1848320 1679360 0:0:1* 1:0:1 2000
75 3:3:0 NL 7 degraded 1848320 1679360 0:0:1 1:0:1* 2000
76 3:4:0 NL 7 degraded 1848320 1680384 0:0:1 1:0:1* 2000
77 3:5:0 NL 7 degraded 1848320 1680384 0:0:1* 1:0:1 2000
78 3:6:0 NL 7 degraded 1848320 1680384 0:0:1 1:0:1* 2000
79 3:7:0 NL 7 degraded 1848320 1680384 0:0:1* 1:0:1 2000
80 3:8:0 NL 7 degraded 1848320 1680384 0:0:1* 1:0:1 2000
81 3:9:0 NL 7 degraded 1848320 1680384 0:0:1 1:0:1* 2000
82 3:10:0 NL 7 degraded 1848320 1680384 0:0:1* 1:0:1 2000
83 3:11:0 NL 7 degraded 1848320 1680384 0:0:1 1:0:1* 2000
84 3:12:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 364544 0:0:1* 1:0:1* 400
85 3:13:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 364544 0:0:1* 1:0:1* 400
86 3:14:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 364544 0:0:1* 1:0:1* 400
87 3:15:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 364544 0:0:1* 1:0:1* 400
88 3:16:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 364544 0:0:1* 1:0:1* 400
89 3:17:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 364544 0:0:1* 1:0:1* 400
90 3:18:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 364544 0:0:1* 1:0:1* 400
91 3:19:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 364544 0:0:1* 1:0:1* 400
92 3:20:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 364544 0:0:1* 1:0:1* 400
93 3:21:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 364544 0:0:1* 1:0:1* 400
94 3:22:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 364544 0:0:1* 1:0:1* 400
95 3:23:0 SSD 150 normal 379904 364544 0:0:1* 1:0:1* 400
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
96 total 70606848 65918976
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HP3PAR cli% upgradecage -a
Upgrading cage cage0 cpuA from rev to revision in file /opt/tpd/fw/cage/ebod/hp_12gmlk_canister_local_combined_v4078.gff.
Error: Opcode = SCCMD_DOCDB
Node = 0
Tpd error code = TE_FAIL -- Generic failure code
Tpd error info = Scsi failure code 0x1
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The system cannot proceed with an online upgrade due to the above errors.

I am unable to upgrade hard disks firmware also. 

Do you have any ideas on how to upgrade HP 3PAR to the latest firmware version 3.3.1?

Thanks!
Richter




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Re: HP 3PAR Simulator iSCSI configuration? LUN performance?

Hi Richter,

 

There are no upgrades available for the 3PAR Simulator after version 3.2.2.612. So the upgrade is not possible.

The reason why you are getting "New OS version 3.3.1.410 is available." is:

The 3PAR simulator OS/system is a virtual 3PAR 8200 system. But the SSMC is the real application. HPE recommends all 8K series 3PAR systems to be upgraded 3.3.1.xxx version. So, your SSMC attracts that upgrade recommendation notification. But in reality, the simulator upgrade is not possible as the upgrade for 3PAR simulator OS is not available.

 

Regards,

Srinivas

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