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Re: Servers not able to see MSA1050 hosted SAS Volumes

 
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Servers not able to see MSA1050 hosted SAS Volumes

Using an MSA1050 connected to 2 DL380 servers via E208e-p cards.
I used the recomended configuration of minSAS HD cables. one connection from each of the 2 controllers to each server (4 cables)
i have set up a volume on the storage array and although the volume appears in the servers Device Manager as MPE MSA 1050 SAS SCSI Disk Device, they don't appear as disks in Disks Management or Failover Cluster management utilities so i can't access them.

i'm trying to figure out if i need to manually add the hosts (servers) to the host list on the MSA.
there are the 4 SAS ports listed (2 ports on each controller) that auto populated in the list (see below).

Group   Host   Nickname  ID   Profile   Discovered   Mapped   Host   Type
-ungrouped- -nohost- InitConA1 51402ec013753cb4 Standard Yes Yes SAS
-ungrouped- -nohost- InitConA2 51402ec013752d20 Standard Yes Yes SAS
-ungrouped- -nohost- InitConB1 51402ec013753cb0 Standard Yes Yes SAS
-ungrouped- -nohost- InitConB2 51402ec013752d24 Standard Yes Yes SAS

i can't perform the action Add to Host because there aren't any hosts.
not sure why the Volumes i created aren't showing as disk on the servers, manual is fairly minimal with no setup examples.
any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Servers not able to see MSA1050 hosted SAS Volumes

@rojicnine 

Check if MPIO enabled and configured or not. If not then enable and configure it properly. You can check below best practice guide,

https://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/getpdf.aspx/A00015961ENW.pdf

What is Host Operating System version running ?

What is the MSA Controller firmware version?

You can also check for this,

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/troubleshoot/windows-server/high-availability/enable-support-using-raid-controllers

Try to share "HOSTS" and "MAPPING" screenshot from MSA SMU.

Also share screenshot from "Device Manager" and "Disk Management"

 

Hope this helps!
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Subhajit

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Re: Servers not able to see MSA1050 hosted SAS Volumes

thanks for the advice Subhajit,

here are the screen shots...

devmgmt.pnghosts.pngmapping.png

the servers use storage spaces direct to share clustered volumes between them.  i've read that S2D doesn't work with multiport-io.  will installing this feature cause any problem with the clustered volumes?

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Re: Servers not able to see MSA1050 hosted SAS Volumes

@rojicnine 

it seems you have presented two MSA volumes named VolGPSTF and VolGPSTU. Both getting detected in Windows as we see two entry from Device Manager. How about the screenshot from "disk management" ?

 

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Re: Servers not able to see MSA1050 hosted SAS Volumes

The Hosts are Discovered, the Volumes are mapped and the Server sees them in the Device Manager.
At Hardware Side everything seems to be fine.

You should see them in Window Disk Manager, set them Online, and format.


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