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#143701 24-Apr-2014 09:08
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Morning Everyone!

Can someone assist me or point me in the right direction with connecting Connect HP Storageworks M6412 Fibre Channel Drive Enclosure directly to Server?

Currently the enclosure is connected directly to the server via a fibre HBA and connector.Fibre HBA drivers are installed.

 

  • Operating system : Windows Server 2012
  • Server has been rebooted and is up.
  • M6412 Fibre Channel Drive is up, got 11 out of 12 disks.
Is there software i need to install in order to see the drives?

Searching google has been a headache and no support is around, only product sales.

Product : http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/weResults




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  #1030318 24-Apr-2014 09:18
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You will need to figure out what the Fibre HBA that you are using is, find the drivers for that adapter and install them on Windows 2012.



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  #1030322 24-Apr-2014 09:21
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plambrechtsen: You will need to figure out what the Fibre HBA that you are using is, find the drivers for that adapter and install them on Windows 2012.


The Drivers are installed correctly.
i just can see the drives? where/how do they appear?

Do i need to install any special features/roles in Server manager?





 
 
 
 


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  #1030343 24-Apr-2014 09:30
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You may need to configure host mappings on the FC enclosure to allow access from your host to the logical drives presented by the device.



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  #1030348 24-Apr-2014 09:37
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Inphinity: You may need to configure host mappings on the FC enclosure to allow access from your host to the logical drives presented by the device.


any idea on how one can do this? never setup one of these before so have no clue.







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  #1030384 24-Apr-2014 09:44
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Sorry, haven't used the HP M6400 series, except in a complete EVA with CommandView, never tried to use them standalone before. I would imagine there'll be a console, or web interface, through which you can configure the device.



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  #1030412 24-Apr-2014 09:55
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Inphinity: Sorry, haven't used the HP M6400 series, except in a complete EVA with CommandView, never tried to use them standalone before. I would imagine there'll be a console, or web interface, through which you can configure the device.


 

Thanks, busy looking for Command View but cant seem to find a download link? very strange.




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  #1030413 24-Apr-2014 09:57
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I think you need a HP account, potentially with maintenance support for your Array to download the software.

https://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/psi/home/?sp4ts.oid=3664763

 
 
 
 


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  #1030429 24-Apr-2014 10:19
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Have you connected an Ethernet interface to the array?

Once you can gain management access to it you will need to provision storage and create LUN's which you then present to the server. You will need the HBA address of the server so you can present the LUN to it.

You might need to do some sort of design for the storage to work out how best to use it as there are a number of ways of provisioning the storage to meet the availability, redundancy and performance needs that you will have.

Once the storage has been provisioned you usually have to rescan the adapter in the host OS to allow the LUN to become visible.

Matt.



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  #1030473 24-Apr-2014 11:26
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Mattmannz: Have you connected an Ethernet interface to the array?

Once you can gain management access to it you will need to provision storage and create LUN's which you then present to the server. You will need the HBA address of the server so you can present the LUN to it.

You might need to do some sort of design for the storage to work out how best to use it as there are a number of ways of provisioning the storage to meet the availability, redundancy and performance needs that you will have.

Once the storage has been provisioned you usually have to rescan the adapter in the host OS to allow the LUN to become visible.

Matt.


 

Dont have an Ethernet interface on the array.....it has a MFG port? similar to a Ethernet port but smaller. Dont have that cable.







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  #1030474 24-Apr-2014 11:27
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plambrechtsen: I think you need a HP account, potentially with maintenance support for your Array to download the software.

https://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/psi/home/?sp4ts.oid=3664763


very annoying, i see the software is $2000usd....????? been on chat with HP which wasn't much help.
kinda strange that one has to purchase the software on top of the hardware?




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  #1030540 24-Apr-2014 12:27
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Have you turned on the features in Server 2012?

Add and Configure a Server with Fibre Channel Connections
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753405.aspx

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  #1030545 24-Apr-2014 12:42
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BinaryLimited:
very annoying, i see the software is $2000usd....????? been on chat with HP which wasn't much help.
kinda strange that one has to purchase the software on top of the hardware?


Well, the enclosure you've got is designed to be part of an EVA4400, which would typically have an OpenView appliance (or whatever OpenView is now called), and would connect to HSV-series controllers. I'm not even sure this enclosure has any controllers onboard to enable the setup you're trying to work.



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  #1030802 24-Apr-2014 20:43
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Inphinity:
BinaryLimited:
very annoying, i see the software is $2000usd....????? been on chat with HP which wasn't much help.
kinda strange that one has to purchase the software on top of the hardware?


Well, the enclosure you've got is designed to be part of an EVA4400, which would typically have an OpenView appliance (or whatever OpenView is now called), and would connect to HSV-series controllers. I'm not even sure this enclosure has any controllers onboard to enable the setup you're trying to work.


Very put off by HP at this point.
U got any controllers laying around?

Wanna buy an awesome easy to use HP Storageworks Eva? :)






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  #1030804 24-Apr-2014 20:47
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ResponseMediaNZ: Have you turned on the features in Server 2012?

Add and Configure a Server with Fibre Channel Connections
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753405.aspx




Did some research, i installed iSCSI Target Storage Provider VDS and VSS. Apparently Storage manager is not available in windows server 2012.




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  #1031145 25-Apr-2014 15:01
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Been ages since I've done what you want to do (so old school ;-) ... the chassis is probably just a FC arbitrated loop internally, jump into the BIOS of the FC HBA and make sure it's set to FC-AL and not point-to-point  and then see what drives appear.



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