Installing SAN on HP EVA

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Installing SAN on HP EVA

Unread postby rajeevmahura » Sat Jul 05, 2008 5:03 pm

HP Command View EVA:

 Windows 2003 Standard/ Enterprise edition with latest service pack and hot fixes.
 Two FC connected to 2 FC switch connected to EVA 6000 for redundant configuration.
 Latest MPIO driver installed.
 FC card configured with latest firmware and driver.

Installing Command View EVA:

1) To install the software:
2) Close all applications that are on or open to the management server.
3) Insert the HP Command View EVA software CD into the drive.
4) Open Windows Explorer and browse to the CD.
5) Double-click setup.exe to start the installation.
6) The Install Shield Wizard Welcome window opens.
7) Follow the instructions online to complete the installation.
8) Click Finish.

Verifying the installation
1) Verify that HP Command View EVA is listed in the Add/Remove Programs window.
2) Start the software. See the HP Command View EVA user guide for more information.
3) Verify the display of storage system resources in the interface. In the Navigation pane, click Hardware and verify the following:
a) New, uninitialized arrays appear as uninitialized storage systems.
b) Previously initialized arrays appear with their previous names and correct status. (Select each storage array to view the Properties page.)
c) Previous disk groups, hosts, virtual disks, and other resources appear in the Navigation pane.

Recommended configuration setting for IE:
Menu Option Setting Value
Text Size
This setting may affect the screen resolution setting. If it distorts HP Command View EVA page layouts, select a text size that enables text to fit in tables in the Content pane.
Tools > Internet Options > General
Temporary Internet
Files > Settings. Check for newer versions of stored pages. Automatically—For a homogeneous EVA environment (EVA arrays only)
Never—For a heterogeneous EVA environment (EVA and HSG80 arrays).
Tools > Internet Options > Security > Local Intranet > Custom Level
Downloads Automatic prompting for file downloads Enable
File download Enable
Font download Enable
Java VM Java permissions Low safety
Miscellaneous Access data sources across domains Enable
Allow scripting of Internet Explorer
Web browser controls Enable
Allow Web pages to use restricted
protocols for active content Prompt

Software channel permissions Low safety
Scripting Active scripting Enable
Scripting of Java applets Enable
User authentication
Automatic logon only in Intranet zone
Tools > Internet Options > Privacy
Settings Accept All Cookies Bar at the very bottom of the scale
Pop-up Blocker Not selected
Tools > Internet Options > Advanced
Browsing Disable script debugging (Internet Explorer) Selected
Disable script debugging (Other) Selected Selected
Display a notification about every script error Not selected
Enable third-party browser extensions (requires restart) Selected
Enable visual styles on buttons and controls in web pages Selected
Show friendly HTTP error messages Selected
Multimedia Enable Automatic Image Resizing Selected
Play animations in web pages Selected
Security Use SSL 2.0 Selected
Use SSL 3.0 Selected
VM JIT compiler for virtual machine
enabled (requires restart) Selected

To start the HP Command View EVA from any server:

 Open the browser.
 Using the server name or IP address as the host_name, enter the following:
The System Management Homepage window opens.
 Under Other Agents, right-click command view eva and select open in a new window.

To start the switch configuration
 Open the browser.
 Using the server name or IP address as the host_name, enter the following:
The Switch configuration window opens.
 Under left navigation pane, above status bar click name server which will open in a new window.
 Confirm the WWN is listed for the following devices connect to switch.

 1&3 refers to the EVA HSV controller connected to switch.
 2nd in list refer to 35p Blade server connected to switch.
 This confirms blade connectivity with the switch. Remember to not the WWN ID for further configuration reference.
 Close the Name server windows.

Switch zoning configuration:
 Under left navigation pane, above status bar click zone admin which will open in a new window.
 It prompt for username and password
 Username : admin
 Password: password
 Note: All in lower case.
 The zoning screen is shown below:

Note: While enabling the zone’s on server and saving the zones check the status bar status before proceeding.

In zoning we utilize 3 tabs which are Alias, Zone, and Config.

Creating Alias:

 Click on create add the Alias name for the FC card’s WWN.
 Select the WWN for the respective FC card then click on add member.
 Create respective Alias for the other WWN for zoning.

Creating Zones:

 After creating Alias for Blade (for command view management) and for EVA controller.
 Click on Zone tab. Screen will list the following details.

 Click on create to create zone.
 Then give the respective name combining the same of the both the alias like “USAUSEVAMP01_EVA”

Creating Config:

 After creating zones for blades and Eva. Click on Config.
 Click on Create. Write the name of the zone “SW1_ACTIVE_ZONE”
 Select the Zones previously created.
 Click on Add member.
 Then we need to save the configuration. Click Actions->Save Config only.
Note: Check the status bar for the configuration is saved or not.
 After configuration is saved click on Enable Config.

Status messages as Configuration is saved

Confirmation of Zoning Activation:
Check the updates status in Effective zoning configuration on main page of the switch.

Initializing the array
When you install an EVA, it appears as an uninitialized storage system. Initializing an array makes it ready for use, binds the controllers as an operational pair, and establishes preliminary data structures on the array. Initializing also sets up the first disk group, which is called the Default Disk Group. If you are upgrading an existing version of HP Command View EVA, the arrays remain initialized and any other existing components are retained.

User interface

The HP Command View EVA user interface contains the following panes:
• Session—Displays information about the management server to which you are connected and
provides access to the Management Agent options and the online help
• Navigation—Contains an expandable tree of array objects and folders that represent the logical
structure of the array
• Content—Displays information about the object you select in the Navigation pane and presents
actions you can perform
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