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  • 1.  Attaching HP MSA 2012 fc array to esx 4 using fibre chanel HBA

    Posted Feb 16, 2010 06:41 AM

    Dear Experts

    I am trying to attach my msa 2012 fc , which i have newly created 450X3 raid 5 volume to the ESX 4 , in order to get the 900GB of volume to one of the

    vm host servers...,

    On the VMHBA2 (configuration,storage adapter), i can see hp fibre chanel enclosure identifier as well as on hp fibre chane disk identifier (which is the existing array volume of 300X3 ) which iam already using as a storage on the one of the host servers,,

    Can some one guide me to get the newly created volume to get attached..

    I tried to rescan the storage adapter , with no result



  • 2.  RE: Attaching HP MSA 2012 fc array to esx 4 using fibre chanel HBA

    Posted Feb 16, 2010 09:21 AM

    Which steps have you already done?

    Created a volume/LUN?

    Did the zoning?

    ...?


    AWo

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  • 3.  RE: Attaching HP MSA 2012 fc array to esx 4 using fibre chanel HBA

    Posted Feb 17, 2010 05:22 AM

    Created new volume msa 2012 on a new array of 450X3 GB drive

    Did the zoning?

    i didnt do this, and i am not aware of what it is,, since i have already a storage attanched 6 months before on the same array to same esx 4, i didnt do any sort of zoning.



  • 4.  RE: Attaching HP MSA 2012 fc array to esx 4 using fibre chanel HBA

    Posted Feb 17, 2010 08:34 AM

    Zoning means that you authorize the single HBA's and contollers to see each other. A zone contains the HBA and its WWN and the controller and its WWN. It is done on the FC switch.

    Does your MSA 2012 contain a FC switch?


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  • 5.  RE: Attaching HP MSA 2012 fc array to esx 4 using fibre chanel HBA

    Posted Feb 17, 2010 12:22 PM

    No , My HP msa 2012fc doesnt have any fibre switch

    I am attacing the screen shots for my esx storgage adatper properties,,to have a better idea.



  • 6.  RE: Attaching HP MSA 2012 fc array to esx 4 using fibre chanel HBA

    Posted Feb 17, 2010 12:30 PM

    Attaching the full screen



  • 7.  RE: Attaching HP MSA 2012 fc array to esx 4 using fibre chanel HBA

    Posted Feb 20, 2010 08:46 AM

    Dear Experts

    Can anyone help on my query ?



  • 8.  RE: Attaching HP MSA 2012 fc array to esx 4 using fibre chanel HBA

    Posted Feb 20, 2010 10:50 AM

    Dear All

    I got it solved

    Thanks everyone for their valuable time

    Brief:- Bascilly this issues has nothing to do with vm,,, its hp msa array , i need to map to lun to the newly created volume, which made the tings work.