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p***@gmail.com
2021-04-30 21:07:30 UTC
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we received a new BL870c with cisco 9148s switches and an 8440 3par. I've connected fibre cables as of right now between the switch and a current 2660 and the 3par, but no luck seeing the disks I have presented to the 2660.

i configured the switch with the following is there a step after this?
none of the lights on the switch turned green.

also on the blade I am unable to access the virtual connection window due to flash no longer supported on my windows box,

any thoughts

thanks
Paul


NHSANSW1(config)# show zone
zone name facs vsan 1
pwwn 50:01:43:80:01:69:74:84 2660
fwwn 20:0c:8c:60:4f:ef:a1:c0 switch
pwwn 20:01:00:02:ac:01:a6:e1 3par
fwwn 20:05:8c:60:4f:ef:a1:c0 switch
pwwn 21:01:00:02:ac:01:a6:e1 3par
fwwn 20:06:8c:60:4f:ef:a1:c0 switch
pwwn 22:01:00:02:ac:01:a6:e1 3par
fwwn 20:07:8c:60:4f:ef:a1:c0 switch
pwwn 23:01:00:02:ac:01:a6:e1 3par
fwwn 20:08:8c:60:4f:ef:a1:c0 switch
Andy Burns
2021-04-30 21:18:47 UTC
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on the blade I am unable to access the virtual connection window due to flash no longer supported on my windows box,
See the existing "flash" thread ...
Mark Berryman
2021-05-01 04:50:08 UTC
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we received a new BL870c with cisco 9148s switches and an 8440 3par. I've connected fibre cables as of right now between the switch and a current 2660 and the 3par, but no luck seeing the disks I have presented to the 2660.
i configured the switch with the following is there a step after this?
none of the lights on the switch turned green.
also on the blade I am unable to access the virtual connection window due to flash no longer supported on my windows box,
any thoughts
thanks
Paul
NHSANSW1(config)# show zone
zone name facs vsan 1
pwwn 50:01:43:80:01:69:74:84 2660
fwwn 20:0c:8c:60:4f:ef:a1:c0 switch
pwwn 20:01:00:02:ac:01:a6:e1 3par
fwwn 20:05:8c:60:4f:ef:a1:c0 switch
pwwn 21:01:00:02:ac:01:a6:e1 3par
fwwn 20:06:8c:60:4f:ef:a1:c0 switch
pwwn 22:01:00:02:ac:01:a6:e1 3par
fwwn 20:07:8c:60:4f:ef:a1:c0 switch
pwwn 23:01:00:02:ac:01:a6:e1 3par
fwwn 20:08:8c:60:4f:ef:a1:c0 switch
You shouldn't need the fwwn entries.

Did you create a zoneset containing the zone?
Did you set the zoneset active?
Have you put license acquire statements on the ports in use and turned
them up?
It sounds like you have multiple switches. Have you configured any
ports as expansion ports to connect the switches together?

There are a lot of steps to configuring a SAN switch. You've only shown
a tiny piece here.

Mark Berryman
p***@gmail.com
2021-05-02 14:25:42 UTC
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we received a new BL870c with cisco 9148s switches and an 8440 3par. I've connected fibre cables as of right now between the switch and a current 2660 and the 3par, but no luck seeing the disks I have presented to the 2660.
i configured the switch with the following is there a step after this?
none of the lights on the switch turned green.
also on the blade I am unable to access the virtual connection window due to flash no longer supported on my windows box,
any thoughts
thanks
Paul
NHSANSW1(config)# show zone
zone name facs vsan 1
pwwn 50:01:43:80:01:69:74:84 2660
fwwn 20:0c:8c:60:4f:ef:a1:c0 switch
pwwn 20:01:00:02:ac:01:a6:e1 3par
fwwn 20:05:8c:60:4f:ef:a1:c0 switch
pwwn 21:01:00:02:ac:01:a6:e1 3par
fwwn 20:06:8c:60:4f:ef:a1:c0 switch
pwwn 22:01:00:02:ac:01:a6:e1 3par
fwwn 20:07:8c:60:4f:ef:a1:c0 switch
pwwn 23:01:00:02:ac:01:a6:e1 3par
fwwn 20:08:8c:60:4f:ef:a1:c0 switch
You shouldn't need the fwwn entries.
Did you create a zoneset containing the zone?
Did you set the zoneset active?
Have you put license acquire statements on the ports in use and turned
them up?
It sounds like you have multiple switches. Have you configured any
ports as expansion ports to connect the switches together?
There are a lot of steps to configuring a SAN switch. You've only shown
a tiny piece here.
Mark Berryman
this was everything I had done up to this point. I was able to activate it and change operational state

yes 2 switches nothing configured on the 2nd one.

license statements?



NHSANSW1(config-if)# show vsan
vsan 1 information
name:VSAN0001 state:active
interoperability mode:default
loadbalancing:src-id/dst-id/oxid
operational state:up
p***@gmail.com
2021-05-02 14:53:36 UTC
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we received a new BL870c with cisco 9148s switches and an 8440 3par. I've connected fibre cables as of right now between the switch and a current 2660 and the 3par, but no luck seeing the disks I have presented to the 2660.
i configured the switch with the following is there a step after this?
none of the lights on the switch turned green.
also on the blade I am unable to access the virtual connection window due to flash no longer supported on my windows box,
any thoughts
thanks
Paul
NHSANSW1(config)# show zone
zone name facs vsan 1
pwwn 50:01:43:80:01:69:74:84 2660
fwwn 20:0c:8c:60:4f:ef:a1:c0 switch
pwwn 20:01:00:02:ac:01:a6:e1 3par
fwwn 20:05:8c:60:4f:ef:a1:c0 switch
pwwn 21:01:00:02:ac:01:a6:e1 3par
fwwn 20:06:8c:60:4f:ef:a1:c0 switch
pwwn 22:01:00:02:ac:01:a6:e1 3par
fwwn 20:07:8c:60:4f:ef:a1:c0 switch
pwwn 23:01:00:02:ac:01:a6:e1 3par
fwwn 20:08:8c:60:4f:ef:a1:c0 switch
You shouldn't need the fwwn entries.
Did you create a zoneset containing the zone?
Did you set the zoneset active?
Have you put license acquire statements on the ports in use and turned
them up?
It sounds like you have multiple switches. Have you configured any
ports as expansion ports to connect the switches together?
There are a lot of steps to configuring a SAN switch. You've only shown
a tiny piece here.
Mark Berryman
this was everything I had done up to this point. I was able to activate it and change operational state
yes 2 switches nothing configured on the 2nd one.
license statements?
NHSANSW1(config-if)# show vsan
vsan 1 information
name:VSAN0001 state:active
interoperability mode:default
loadbalancing:src-id/dst-id/oxid
operational state:up
more progress. VMS though still doesn't see the new lun.

NHSANSW1# show interface fc1/12
fc1/12 is up
Hardware is Fibre Channel, SFP is short wave laser w/o OFC (SN)
Port WWN is 20:0c:8c:60:4f:ef:a1:c0
Admin port mode is auto, trunk mode is on
snmp link state traps are enabled
Port mode is F, FCID is 0x710000
Port vsan is 2
Speed is 8 Gbps
Rate mode is dedicated
Transmit B2B Credit is 5
Receive B2B Credit is 64
Receive data field Size is 2112
Beacon is turned off
admin fec state is down
oper fec state is down
5 minutes input rate 0 bits/sec,0 bytes/sec, 0 frames/sec
5 minutes output rate 0 bits/sec,0 bytes/sec, 0 frames/sec
146 frames input,7808 bytes
0 discards,0 errors
0 invalid CRC/FCS,0 unknown class
0 too long,0 too short
146 frames output,7872 bytes
0 discards,0 errors
0 input OLS,0 LRR,3 NOS,0 loop inits
3 output OLS,2 LRR, 2 NOS, 2 loop inits
64 receive B2B credit remaining
5 transmit B2B credit remaining
5 low priority transmit B2B credit remaining
Interface last changed at Sun May 2 10:30:08 2021

Last clearing of "show interface" counters :never


and as far as license... all ports have this

interface fc1/1
port-license acquire

interface fc1/2
port-license acquire

interface fc1/3
port-license acquire

interface fc1/4
port-license acquire
p***@gmail.com
2021-07-09 14:32:41 UTC
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well we have somewhat successfully connected the 3Par to the existing servers. the rx2620 has one cable and has 2 paths to the 3Par. now the existing production server rx8640 has 2 cables and 3 paths!
and I got this from VSI.

according to the 3Par I have 5 paths and with 3 free. I have moved the cables around on the switch and the ports follow. which tells me the switch is setup correctly? I even attempted to hook it up to the Brocade on said free port. and Brocade sees the SAN. but port is still free

anyone have any thoughts as to how to get those free ports working? or what could be wrong?

thanks


OK you have a 3PAR configuration issue

VMS can see the port but the port is saying it has no device that it is presenting.

Probing Target 6 ==========================================================

Port WWID: 2102-0002-AC01-A6E1
Node WWID: 2FF7-0002-AC01-A6E1

Target = 6. LUN = 0.
----------------------
Standard Inquiry failed, status = 908
Unable to get target data at target 6 LUN 0, status = 908 (SS$_NOSUCHDEV)


If you look at the other 3PAR ports you see that each of them have a SCC LUN0 and each port reports the number of device and then each device.

Probing Target 5 ==========================================================

Port WWID: 2002-0002-AC01-A6E1
Node WWID: 2FF7-0002-AC01-A6E1

Target = 5. LUN = 0.
----------------------
Devname: Not Configured
Vendor ID: 3PARdata
Product ID: ARRAY
Devtype: C (SCC)
Rev Level: 3315
Pg00 supported, Pg83 supported, Pg80 unsupported.
Standard UDID status = 2c
Vendor-specific UDID status = f4

Reported LUN count = 38. at target 5.

You will need to work this with your 3PAR support

Jilly




OK you have a 3PAR configuration issue

VMS can see the port but the port is saying it has no device that it is presenting.

Probing Target 6 ==========================================================

Port WWID: 2102-0002-AC01-A6E1
Node WWID: 2FF7-0002-AC01-A6E1

Target = 6. LUN = 0.
----------------------
Standard Inquiry failed, status = 908
Unable to get target data at target 6 LUN 0, status = 908 (SS$_NOSUCHDEV)


If you look at the other 3PAR ports you see that each of them have a SCC LUN0 and each port reports the number of device and then each device.

Probing Target 5 ==========================================================

Port WWID: 2002-0002-AC01-A6E1
Node WWID: 2FF7-0002-AC01-A6E1

Target = 5. LUN = 0.
----------------------
Devname: Not Configured
Vendor ID: 3PARdata
Product ID: ARRAY
Devtype: C (SCC)
Rev Level: 3315
Pg00 supported, Pg83 supported, Pg80 unsupported.
Standard UDID status = 2c
Vendor-specific UDID status = f4

Reported LUN count = 38. at target 5.

You will need to work this with your 3PAR support
k***@gmail.com
2021-07-10 18:00:40 UTC
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-----Original Message-----
Info-vax
Sent: July-09-21 11:33 AM
Subject: Re: [Info-vax] new VMS setup
well we have somewhat successfully connected the 3Par to the existing
servers. the rx2620 has one cable and has 2 paths to the 3Par. now the
existing production server rx8640 has 2 cables and 3 paths!
and I got this from VSI.
according to the 3Par I have 5 paths and with 3 free. I have moved the
cables
around on the switch and the ports follow. which tells me the switch is
setup
correctly? I even attempted to hook it up to the Brocade on said free
port.
and Brocade sees the SAN. but port is still free
anyone have any thoughts as to how to get those free ports working? or what could be wrong?
thanks
[snip]

For future reference with 3PAR storage and OpenVMS:

YouTube video on OpenVMS and 3PAR configuring video:


HPE 3PAR on OpenVMS Implementation Guide:
<https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c04850369>

Editing 3PAR UDID on OpenVMS video


3PAR Compatibility Guide - Sept 2019
<https://www.atto.com/pdfs/ReferenceGuide-StorEver-Compatibility-Matrix.pdf>


Regards,

Kerry Main
Kerry dot main at starkgaming dot com
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p***@gmail.com
2021-07-12 18:49:36 UTC
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-----Original Message-----
Info-vax
Sent: July-09-21 11:33 AM
Subject: Re: [Info-vax] new VMS setup
well we have somewhat successfully connected the 3Par to the existing
servers. the rx2620 has one cable and has 2 paths to the 3Par. now the
existing production server rx8640 has 2 cables and 3 paths!
and I got this from VSI.
according to the 3Par I have 5 paths and with 3 free. I have moved the
cables
around on the switch and the ports follow. which tells me the switch is
setup
correctly? I even attempted to hook it up to the Brocade on said free
port.
and Brocade sees the SAN. but port is still free
anyone have any thoughts as to how to get those free ports working? or what
could be wrong?
thanks
[snip]
http://youtu.be/uZkkkNU85_Q
<https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c04850369>
Editing 3PAR UDID on OpenVMS video
http://youtu.be/7wGhUZizT1c
3PAR Compatibility Guide - Sept 2019
<https://www.atto.com/pdfs/ReferenceGuide-StorEver-Compatibility-Matrix.pdf>
Regards,
Kerry Main
Kerry dot main at starkgaming dot com
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thanks for the links.

I plugged another fibre cable in and got the 4th path to show up.

the only oddity is all 4 paths have the same device of fgg0:

I/O paths to device 4

Path FGG0.2301-0002-AC01-A6E1 (FACS1), primary
Error count 0 Operations completed 346559
Last switched to time: 21-JUN-2021 09:44:33.26 Count 1
Last switched from time: 30-JUN-2021 13:20:22.10

Path FGG0.2101-0002-AC01-A6E1 (FACS1), current
Error count 0 Operations completed 1006482
Last switched to time: 30-JUN-2021 13:20:22.10 Count 2
Last switched from time: 21-JUN-2021 09:44:33.26

Path FGG0.2002-0002-AC01-A6E1 (FACS1)
Error count 0 Operations completed 2934
Last switched to time: Never Count 0
Last switched from time: Never

Path FGG0.2202-0002-AC01-A6E1 (FACS1)
Error count 0 Operations completed 9
Last switched to time: Never Count 0
Last switched from time: Never

I'll deal with that if I have to later. since I'm trying to retire it and move to the following.

I have a BL870c i4 that is also attached to the 3Par and I exported the volumes to it but for some reason ILO isn't able to see it.

Exports

Volumes exported 2 virtual volumes
Volume sets exported 0
VMware VVols exported —
Exported Export Type Exported To
1002 Host facs3
bladetest Host facs3


reconnect -r or map -r isn't working either for them to show up

HP Smart Array P410i Controller (version 6.42)
1785-Drive Array Not Configured
No Drives Detected


Currently the controller is in HBA mode
HP PCIe 2Port 8Gb Fibre Channel Adapter (driver 2.27, firmware 5.06.006)
HP PCIe 2Port 8Gb Fibre Channel Adapter (driver 2.27, firmware 5.06.006)
HP PCIe 2Port 8Gb Fibre Channel Adapter (driver 2.27, firmware 5.06.006)
HP PCIe 2Port 8Gb Fibre Channel Adapter (driver 2.27, firmware 5.06.006)
HP Smart Array P410i Controller (version 6.42)
1785-Drive Array Not Configured
No Drives Detected


Currently the controller is in HBA mode
HP PCIe 2Port 8Gb Fibre Channel Adapter (driver 2.27, firmware 5.06.006)
HP PCIe 2Port 8Gb Fibre Channel Adapter (driver 2.27, firmware 5.06.006)
HP PCIe 2Port 8Gb Fibre Channel Adapter (driver 2.27, firmware 5.06.006)
HP PCIe 2Port 8Gb Fibre Channel Adapter (driver 2.27, firmware 5.06.006)
ReconnectController(0,0,0) : Status = Success

Shell> map
map: Cannot find required map name.
map -r
map: Cannot find required map name.


I was able to boot this once and got a memory dump at the end of startup. reconfigured memory since it was installed in pairs and not quads,
and have not been able to boot since,

I wish there was hair to pull out !

thanks for any feedback
p***@gmail.com
2021-07-12 20:46:17 UTC
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-----Original Message-----
Info-vax
Sent: July-09-21 11:33 AM
Subject: Re: [Info-vax] new VMS setup
well we have somewhat successfully connected the 3Par to the existing
servers. the rx2620 has one cable and has 2 paths to the 3Par. now the
existing production server rx8640 has 2 cables and 3 paths!
and I got this from VSI.
according to the 3Par I have 5 paths and with 3 free. I have moved the
cables
around on the switch and the ports follow. which tells me the switch is
setup
correctly? I even attempted to hook it up to the Brocade on said free
port.
and Brocade sees the SAN. but port is still free
anyone have any thoughts as to how to get those free ports working? or what
could be wrong?
thanks
[snip]
http://youtu.be/uZkkkNU85_Q
<https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c04850369>
Editing 3PAR UDID on OpenVMS video
http://youtu.be/7wGhUZizT1c
3PAR Compatibility Guide - Sept 2019
<https://www.atto.com/pdfs/ReferenceGuide-StorEver-Compatibility-Matrix.pdf>
Regards,
Kerry Main
Kerry dot main at starkgaming dot com
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thanks for the links.
I plugged another fibre cable in and got the 4th path to show up.
I/O paths to device 4
Path FGG0.2301-0002-AC01-A6E1 (FACS1), primary
Error count 0 Operations completed 346559
Last switched to time: 21-JUN-2021 09:44:33.26 Count 1
Last switched from time: 30-JUN-2021 13:20:22.10
Path FGG0.2101-0002-AC01-A6E1 (FACS1), current
Error count 0 Operations completed 1006482
Last switched to time: 30-JUN-2021 13:20:22.10 Count 2
Last switched from time: 21-JUN-2021 09:44:33.26
Path FGG0.2002-0002-AC01-A6E1 (FACS1)
Error count 0 Operations completed 2934
Last switched to time: Never Count 0
Last switched from time: Never
Path FGG0.2202-0002-AC01-A6E1 (FACS1)
Error count 0 Operations completed 9
Last switched to time: Never Count 0
Last switched from time: Never
I'll deal with that if I have to later. since I'm trying to retire it and move to the following.
I have a BL870c i4 that is also attached to the 3Par and I exported the volumes to it but for some reason ILO isn't able to see it.
Exports
Volumes exported 2 virtual volumes
Volume sets exported 0
VMware VVols exported —
Exported Export Type Exported To
1002 Host facs3
bladetest Host facs3
reconnect -r or map -r isn't working either for them to show up
HP Smart Array P410i Controller (version 6.42)
1785-Drive Array Not Configured
No Drives Detected
Currently the controller is in HBA mode
HP PCIe 2Port 8Gb Fibre Channel Adapter (driver 2.27, firmware 5.06.006)
HP PCIe 2Port 8Gb Fibre Channel Adapter (driver 2.27, firmware 5.06.006)
HP PCIe 2Port 8Gb Fibre Channel Adapter (driver 2.27, firmware 5.06.006)
HP PCIe 2Port 8Gb Fibre Channel Adapter (driver 2.27, firmware 5.06.006)
HP Smart Array P410i Controller (version 6.42)
1785-Drive Array Not Configured
No Drives Detected
Currently the controller is in HBA mode
HP PCIe 2Port 8Gb Fibre Channel Adapter (driver 2.27, firmware 5.06.006)
HP PCIe 2Port 8Gb Fibre Channel Adapter (driver 2.27, firmware 5.06.006)
HP PCIe 2Port 8Gb Fibre Channel Adapter (driver 2.27, firmware 5.06.006)
HP PCIe 2Port 8Gb Fibre Channel Adapter (driver 2.27, firmware 5.06.006)
ReconnectController(0,0,0) : Status = Success
Shell> map
map: Cannot find required map name.
map -r
map: Cannot find required map name.
I was able to boot this once and got a memory dump at the end of startup. reconfigured memory since it was installed in pairs and not quads,
and have not been able to boot since,
I wish there was hair to pull out !
thanks for any feedback
and with another call into VSI. the issue was that the EFI scan setting had to be set to full under the drvcfg settings.

thanks everyone!

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