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Product Version: 1.0e First Edition (June 2003) Part Number: AARS0BDTE This user guide provides information about the hp StorageWorks hsg element manager software. The HSG Element Manager lets you manage and monitor storage activities on HSG80 and HSG60 controllers. For the latest information on these and other products, refer to the HP website at www.hp.com.

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About this Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Intended Audience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Prerequisites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Related Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Document Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Text Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Equipment Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Rack Stability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Getting Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 HP Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 HP Storage Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 HP Authorized Reseller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Storage Area Network (SAN) Technology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Product Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Document Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Getting Started with the HSG Element Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Installing, Updating, and Configuring the HSG Element Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Accessing the Storage Management Appliance Home Page and Starting the HSG Element Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Navigating in the Storage Management Appliance and the HSG Element Manager . . . 30 Understanding Web Browser Rules and Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Clearing the Web Browser Cache in Microsoft Internet Explorer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Clearing the Web Browser Cache in Netscape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Working with Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
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Setting or Modifying Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Working with Agent Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Setting or Modifying Agent Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 3 Working with HSG Network and Subsystem Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Accessing the HSG Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Setting or Modifying the Default Monitor Interval, Default Rescan Interval, or Automanage Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Managing Subsystems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Working with Subsystem Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Cancelling the Locate Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Working with CLI Commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Accessing the CLI Commands Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Accessing Subsystem Properties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Submitting CLI Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Using the Run Command Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Unlocking the Run Command Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Working with Notification Methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Setting Notification Methods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Rescanning Data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Restarting Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Working with Controllers and Physical Disks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Managing Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Accessing Controller Properties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Working with General Controller and CCL Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Understanding General Controller and CCL Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Special Cautions when Working with the CCL or Communications LUN. . . . . . . . 86 Using the CCL with SCSI Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Enabling and Disabling CCL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Working with Controller Host Connection Properties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Deleting a Controller Host Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Working with Controller Host Port Properties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Working with Controller Cache and Battery Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Viewing the Controller Event Monitoring Unit (EMU) Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Loading Code Patches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Working with Physical Disks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Accessing Physical Disk Summary Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Adding Disks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
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Accessing the Physical Disk Properties Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Locating a Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deleting a Physical Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating Spare Disks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Removing Spare Disks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

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Working with Virtual Disks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111 Accessing Virtual Disk Summary Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Data Protection Levels for Virtual Disks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Creating a Virtual Disk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Creating a JBOD Virtual Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Creating a RAID-0 Virtual Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Creating a RAID-1 Virtual Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Creating a RAID 0+1 Virtual Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Creating a RAID 3/5 Virtual Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Viewing Virtual Disk General Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Presenting a Virtual Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 Locating Virtual Disk Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Modifying a Virtual Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 Initializing Uninitialized Disks and Storagesets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 Rules for Initializing Disks and Storagesets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 Initializing Uninitialized Disks and Storagesets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 Working with Associations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 Rules for Creating Associations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 Adding an Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 Modifying an Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 Deleting an Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 Working with Virtual Disk Advanced Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 Working with Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 Rules for Creating a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175 Creating a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 Expanding a Virtual Disk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 Rules for Expanding Virtual Disks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 Expanding a Virtual Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 Working with Remote Copy Sets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 Creating a Remote Copy Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 Modifying a Remote Copy Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183 Deleting a Remote Copy Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184 Removing Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
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Adding a Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 Deleting a Virtual Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 6 7 Accessing Host and Host Connection Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191 Accessing Host Connection Properties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 HSG Element Manager Event Log. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197 Working with the Event Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198 Acknowledging All Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 Acknowledging Selected Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 Displaying Events (Unacknowledged or Acknowledged and Unacknowledged) . . . . . 202

A Event Log Messages and HSG Element Manager Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205 HSG Element Manager Event Log Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206 Information-related Event Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206 Failure Event Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 Warning Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224 Automatically Acknowledged Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227 Troubleshooting Other HSG Element Manager Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229 Using More than One Instance of the HSG Element Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235 Configuration Information and Build Version Discrepancies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235 Invalid Field Entries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235 HP Web-Based Management Login Page Displays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235 B C Establishing Remote Copy Connections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237 Quick Reference to Configuration Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239 Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240 Controller and Controller Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240 Failover Modes Supported . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242 Multiple Instances of the HSG Element Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242 Partitioning and Zoning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242 Mode Page Cooperative Locking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243 Compatible HP Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243 Simple Network Management Protocol and Traps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243 ACS Version Compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243 Web Browser and Operating System Compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244 Remote Copying. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245 Expanding/Concatenating Virtual Disks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245

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Request for a physical disk to be inserted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Physical Disk Properties page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Virtual Disk Summary page. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Create Virtual Disk page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Virtual Disk General Properties page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Create JBOD page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Create RAID-0 (Stripeset) page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Create RAID-1 (Mirrorset) page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Create RAID 0+1 (Striped Mirrorset) page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Create RAID 3/5 (RAIDset) page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Virtual Disk General Properties page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Virtual Disk Presentation Properties page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Virtual Disk General Properties page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Disk initialization confirmation pop-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Add Association page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Virtual Disk Advanced Options page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Create Snapshot page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Completed Snapshot Virtual Disk General Properties page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Create Concatenating Set page. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Add Remote Copy Sets page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Virtual Disk Advanced Options page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Remove Member page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Host Connection Summary page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Host Connection Properties page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HSG Element Manager Event Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Tables 1 Document Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 HSG Element Manager Pane Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Navigation Pane Icons Listed on the Legend by Category . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Options Page Field Names and Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 HSG Element Manager Agent Options Page Field Names and Descriptions . . . . . . . . . 6 HSG Element Manager Field Names and Descriptions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Subsystem Properties Page Field Names and Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Run Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Notification Page Field Names and Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 E-mail Setup Field Names and Field Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Controller Properties Page Field Names and Descriptions (Top Portion) . . . . . . . . . . . .

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General Tab Field Names and Descriptions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Connections Tab Field Names and Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Host Ports Tab Field Names and Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Cache and Battery Tab Field Names and Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 EMU Tab Page Field Names and Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Physical Disk Properties Page Field Names and Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Virtual Disk Summary Page Field Names and Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Virtual Disk General Properties (Top Portion) Page Field Names and Descriptions . . 122 Create JBOD Page Field Names and Field Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Create RAID-0 Page Field Names and Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Create RAID-1 (Mirrored) Page Field Names and Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Create RAID 0+1 (Striped Mirrorset) Page Field Names and Descriptions . . . . . . . . . 140 Create RAID 3/5 (RAIDset) Page Field Names and Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Virtual Disk General Properties page Field Names and Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Add Association Page Field Names and Descriptions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 Create Snapshot Page Field Names and Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175 Snapshot Creation Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175 Create Concatenating Set Page Field Names and Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 Add Remote Copy Sets Page Field Names and Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182 Host Connection Summary Page Field Names and Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 Host Connection Properties Page Field Names and Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 HSG Element Manager Event Log Field Names and Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 Information-related HSG Element Manager Event Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206 Failure-related HSG Element Manager Event Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 Warning-related HSG Element Manager Event Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224 Automatically Acknowledged Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227 Common HSG Element Manager Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230 HSG Element Manager Web Browser Compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244

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This user guide provides information to help you:


Use the StorageWorksAbout this Guide Manager. HSG Element Manage and monitor your storage environment. Troubleshoot your subsystem when problems occur. Overview, page 12 Conventions, page 14 Rack Stability, page 17 Getting Help, page 18

About this Guide topics include:


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Overview
This section covers the following topics:

Intended Audience, page 12 Prerequisites, page 13 Related Documentation, page 13

Intended Audience
This book is intended for use by customers who have purchased the HP OpenView storage management appliance and the HSG Element Manager. Users should be experienced with the following:

StorageWorks HSG80 or HSG60 controllers Your current controller ACS version, which should be one of the following supported versions available for the listed applicable controllers:
ACS Version ACS v8.7W ACS v8.7R ACS v8.6G ACS v8.6L ACS v8.6F ACS v8.6S ACS v8.6P ACS v8.7G ACS v8.7L ACS 8.7F ACS 8.7S ACS 8.7P

HSG60

HSG80

HP StorageWorks disk drives The browser you plan to use: Microsoft Internet Explorer Netscape Navigator

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Prerequisites
Before you begin using the HSG Element Manager, make sure that you:

Review this entire guide. Review the documentation that shipped with your storage management appliance and controller hardware. Review HSG Element Manager release note information included with this product. Have a compatible Web browser. Obtain the URL needed to browse to your storage management appliance. Obtain the required username and password for logging in to the storage management appliance. Are familiar with configurations for each subsystem in your SAN. Are familiar with the ACS version you are using with each controller connected to your storage management appliance.

Related Documentation
In addition to this guide, HP provides corresponding information. Access the following topic areas and documents at: www.hp.com.

HSG80 and HSG60, ACS v8.7 documentation HSG80 and HSG60, ACS v8.6 documentation Other related documentation HP OpenView Storage Management Appliance Configuration Guide HP StorageWorks Command Scripter User Guide HP StorageWorks Network View Getting Started Guide HP StorageWorks Enterprise Volume Manager Version 2.0 (Multi-OS) OSM/MA Supplement

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Conventions
Conventions consist of the following:

Document Conventions, page 14 Text Symbols, page 14 Equipment Symbols, page 15

Document Conventions
The document conventions included in Table 1 apply in most cases.
Table 1: Document Conventions Element Cross-reference links Key and field names, menu items, buttons, and dialog box titles File names, application names, and text emphasis User input, command and directory names, and system responses (output and messages) Variables Website addresses Bold Convention Blue text: Figure 1

Italics
Monospace font COMMAND NAMES are uppercase monospace font unless they are case sensitive <monospace, italic font> Blue, underlined sans serif font text: http://www.hp.com

Text Symbols
The following symbols may be found in the text of this guide. They have the following meanings.
WARNING: Text set off in this manner indicates that failure to follow directions in the warning could result in bodily harm or death.

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Caution: Text set off in this manner indicates that failure to follow directions could result in damage to equipment or data.

Note: Text set off in this manner presents commentary, sidelights, or interesting points of information.

Equipment Symbols
The following equipment symbols may be found on hardware for which this guide pertains. They have the following meanings.
Any enclosed surface or area of the equipment marked with these symbols indicates the presence of electrical shock hazards. Enclosed area contains no operator serviceable parts. WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal safety from electrical shock hazards, do not open this enclosure.

Any RJ-45 receptacle marked with these symbols indicates a network interface connection. WARNING: To reduce the risk of electrical shock, fire, or damage to the equipment, do not plug telephone or telecommunications connectors into this receptacle.

Any surface or area of the equipment marked with these symbols indicates the presence of a hot surface or hot component. Contact with this surface could result in injury. WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal safety from a hot component, allow the surface to cool before touching.

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Power supplies or systems marked with these symbols indicate the presence of multiple sources of power. WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal safety from electrical shock, remove all power cords to completely disconnect power from the power supplies and systems.

Any product or assembly marked with these symbols indicates that the component exceeds the recommended weight for one individual to handle safely. WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal safety or damage to the equipment, observe local occupational health and safety requirements and guidelines for manually handling material.

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Rack Stability
Rack stability protects personal and equipment.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal safety or damage to the equipment, be sure that: The leveling jacks are extended to the floor. The full weight of the rack rests on the leveling jacks. In single rack installations, the stabilizing feet are attached to the rack. In multiple rack installations, the racks are coupled. Only one rack component is extended at any time. A rack may become unstable if more than one rack component is extended for any reason.

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Getting Help
If you still have a question after reading this guide, contact an HP authorized service provider or access our website: http://www.hp.com.

HP Technical Support
In North America, call technical support at 1-800-652-6672, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Note: For continuous quality improvement, calls may be recorded or monitored.

Outside North America, call technical support at the nearest location. Telephone numbers for worldwide technical support are listed on the HP website under support: http://thenew.hp.com/country/us/eng/support.html. Be sure to have the following information available before calling:

Technical support registration number (if applicable) Product serial numbers Product model names and numbers Applicable error messages Operating system type and revision level Detailed, specific questions

HP Storage Website
The HP website has the latest information on this product, as well as the latest drivers. Access storage at: http://thenew.hp.com/country/us/eng/prodserv/ storage.html. From this website, select the appropriate product or solution.

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HP Authorized Reseller
For the name of your nearest HP authorized reseller:

In the United States, call 1-800-345-1518 In Canada, call 1-800-263-5868 Elsewhere, see the HP website for locations and telephone numbers: http://www.hp.com.

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The HP StorageWorks HSG Element Manager (HSG Element Manager) software is an application you can use to configure, manage, and monitor one or more HSG subsystems in a storage area network (SAN). An HSG subsystem consists of physical and virtual components, including HSG60 or HSG80 controllers, disk drives, virtual disks, and host connections. The HSG Element Manager resides as a layered application on the Storage management appliance and is accessible through compatible Web browsers from the Open SAN Manager (OSM). This chapter introduces the following topics:

Storage Area Network (SAN) Technology, page 22 Product Features, page 23 Document Organization, page 24

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Storage Area Network (SAN) Technology


A SAN is an information infrastructure that provides storage and storage management capabilities for an enterprise. A SAN typically connects one or more hosts to storage subsystems. A storage management appliance is a device connected directly to the HSG network through a Fibre Channel (FC) switch, providing access to all supported devices in the HSG network. The storage management appliance provides a central point for managing and monitoring the HSG network. OSM is a software application running on the storage management appliance providing centralized access to HP applications and utilities. Figure 1 shows how the HSG Element Manager and the storage management appliance operate in an HSG network. An administrator configures and manages network subsystems through a Web browser. Data is sent between the Web browser and the HSG Element Manager. The HSG Element Manager controls subsystems and data residing on them, as well as controlling subsystem devices.
Host Element Manager Application Host Host

Event Notification Management Appliance

Data Path/ Data Path/ Data Path/ LUN LUN LUN Presentation Presentation Presentation HSG Element Manager Requests and Commands Fabric

SMTP-enabled Server

SNMP Trap Receiver

Browser Access to the Element Manager

HSG Element Manager Requests and Commands

Administrator

Storage System (HSG80/HSG60 Controller)

CXO7836B

Figure 1: The HSG Element Manager in the SAN Environment

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Product Features
The HSG Element Manager lets you manage up to 25 controller pairs in an HSG network. For each controller pair, the HSG Element Manager lets you:

View and make changes to existing virtual disks, controllers, physical disks, and host and host connection properties. Configure remote copy sets and add associations using ACS v8.6P and v8.7P. Dynamically expand volumes for operating systems that support dynamic volume expansion. Make snapshots (point-in-time copies) of volumes for backup purposes (with ACS v8.6S or v8.6P and v8.7S or v8.7P). Configure and monitor subsystems across network and multivendor platforms: The HSG Element Manager provides for easy configuration of HSG80 and HSG60 subsystems. The eventing structure, consisting of a Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Management Information Base (MIB) structure, allows you to write SNMP catch applications to further manipulate event information.

Monitor host-independent faults. This feature supports serviceability of storage and switch products without the involvement of host computers. Manage overall subsystem performance. The storage management appliance is not located in the SAN data path, so data transfers proceed without impact from SAN management.

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Document Organization
The following list summarizes chapter contents in this User Guide:

Chapter 2, Getting Started with the HSG Element ManagerDescribes how to access the HSG Element Manager and how to navigate within the application, as well as how to set up initial application components. Chapter 3, Working with HSG Network and Subsystem PropertiesProvides information on how to access, set up, and manage a particular subsystem by using HSG network options. Chapter 4, Working with Controllers and Physical DisksDescribes how to configure or view information for controllers and related components, such as connections, host information, cache and cache battery, and the operating environment within a selected subsystem. It also explains how to view and manage physical disks in a selected subsystem. Chapter 5, Working with Virtual DisksProvides details on creating and managing virtual disks, snapshots, remote copies, and associations. Chapter 6, Accessing Host and Host Connection InformationDescribes how to access information on host systems connected to your storage area network. Chapter 7, HSG Element Manager Event LogDescribes how to access and manage the event log and how to troubleshoot common problems. Appendix A, Event Log Messages and HSG Element Manager ProblemsProvides a listing of events and recommendations for resolving events, as well as HSG Element Manager troubleshooting. Appendix B, Establishing Remote Copy ConnectionsProvides information regarding special setup considerations relative to the Remote Copy function. Appendix C, Quick Reference to Configuration Guidelines Provides a quick reference to information frequently used to configure and manage your HSG environment.

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Getting started with the HSG Element Manager involves the following tasks: Starting the storage management appliance and HSG Element Manager software. Learning to navigate in the HSG Element Manager environment and being aware of browser rules. Working with element manager options and agent options.

The Introduction on page 26 describes the contents of this chapter.

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Introduction
This section describes the tasks you must complete to use the HSG Element Manager.
Note: Refer to the installation and configuration guides that shipped with your HSG80 or HSG60 controller and storage management appliance for information on installing and configuring them. Information is also available on the HP website at www.hp.com.

Read the following sections and complete the tasks to familiarize yourself with the HSG Element Manager:

Installing, Updating, and Configuring the HSG Element Manager, page 26 Accessing the Storage Management Appliance Home Page and Starting the HSG Element Manager, page 27 Navigating in the Storage Management Appliance and the HSG Element Manager, page 30 Understanding Web Browser Rules and Guidelines, page 35 Working with Options, page 38 Working with Agent Options, page 40

Each task is described in the following sections of this chapter.

Installing, Updating, and Configuring the HSG Element Manager


Before using the HSG Element Manager, you must first install, update (if needed), and configure your storage management appliance. The storage management appliance installation document shipped with your storage management appliance provides these instructions. The Read Me First file provided with this release describes how to install the HSG Element Manager. After you install or update the HSG Element Manager, access the storage management appliance from the Storage Management Appliance Home page using a compatible Web browser. Refer to Accessing the Storage Management Appliance Home Page and Starting the HSG Element Manager on page 27 for information on accessing the Storage Management Appliance Home page and the HSG Element Manager Home page.

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Accessing the Storage Management Appliance Home Page and Starting the HSG Element Manager
After you install and configure hardware, software, and updates, you can then access the HSG Element Manager through the Storage Management Appliance Home page. This page is the launching point for various HP utilities and applications used to monitor and manage your subsystem. The HSG Element Manager is one of these applications.
Note: After logging in to the Storage Management Appliance Home page without DNS support, ensure that the storage management appliance IP address and host name are listed in the /etc/hosts file. This is required so the login applet displays properly. If the IP address and host name are not in the /etc/hosts file, the login applet will not display. Refer to the information that shipped with your storage management appliance for more information.

To access the Storage Management Appliance Home page: 1. Enter the address of the Storage Management Appliance Home page using a compatible Web browser. Refer to the HP OpenView Open SAN Manager User Guide that shipped with your storage management appliance for specific information on the URL (for example, swma99k999:2301) used to access the Storage Management Appliance Home page. 2. The Enter Network Password screen displays (see Figure 2).

Figure 2: HP OpenView Storage Management Appliance Login page

3. Enter the user name and password in the appropriate fields, leaving the Domain field blank.
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The default User Name and Password for the HP storage management appliance web page is administrator. If the default password has changed and you do not know the new password, consult your system administrator or HP authorized service representative. 4. Click OK. The hp OpenView Storage Management Appliance Home page displays (see Figure 3).

Figure 3: hp OpenView Storage Management Appliance Home page

5. Click Devices.

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The Storage Management Appliance Devices page displays (see Figure 4).

Figure 4: Storage Management Appliance Devices page

6. Click HSG element manager to start the HSG software. The screen shown in Figure 5 displays.

Figure 5: HSG Element Manager page

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The following sections provide information to help you navigate in the storage management appliance and in the HSG Element Manager.

Navigating in the Storage Management Appliance and the HSG Element Manager
The Storage Management Appliance Device page (Figure 4) is used to launch the HSG Element Manager, OSM utilities, and other applications. Both the Storage Management Appliance Home page and the HSG Element Manager page are divided into panes. Figure 6 identifies these page components. Session pane toolbar Session pane

Navigation pane

Content pane

Figure 6: Storage Management Appliance and HSG element manager page components

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Pane descriptions specific to the HSG Element Manager are described in Table 2.
Table 2: HSG Element Manager Pane Descriptions Pane Name Session pane Pane Location Top part of the page displaying application name and toolbar Pane Function The Session pane: Provides, in the top right corner, the storage management appliance computer name and IP address. Displays the Status Indicator/hyperlink below the word Status in the Session pane. After you click this option, the application displays the HSG Element Manager Event Log. The log describes how subsystems are performing, and about their operational state. The Status Indicator displays one of three possible options: OKIndicates that subsystems or subsystem components are operational and no immediate action needs to be taken. AttentionIndicates that subsystems or subsystem components have a potential problem and need attention to avoid further problems. FailureIndicates that subsystems or subsystem components are not operational and need immediate attention. Provides a toolbar that typically displays the following options. HomeReturns you to the HSG Element Manager page from any displayed page. OptionsDisplays the Options button. See page 238 for more details on this option. LegendDisplays the Legend button. See Table 3 for more information on this option. HelpProvides HSG-related online help procedures, information, and definitions.

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Table 2: HSG Element Manager Pane Descriptions (Continued) Pane Name Navigation pane Pane Location The lower left portion of the screen Pane Function Provides an expandable tree of icons that represent the organization of each subsystem managed by the HSG Element Manager. Also provides subsystem components, such as controllers, host connections, and disks. The following rules apply to the Navigation Pane: A plus sign (+) displayed next to an item listed in the Navigation pane indicates that the item can be expanded. To expand an item, click the plus sign (+). The Navigation tree is not automatically updated after some commands or subsystem tasks. For example, if a virtual disk is created, it is not always immediately displayed in the Navigation tree. You must use the Web browser manual Refresh or Reload button or menu option to display an updated tree after executing certain commands. For subsystems to display in the Navigation pane, you must enable the system to automatically display newly added subsystems through the Automanage option on the HSG Element Manager page. If the Automanage option is disabled, the system will display those subsystems that have their Manage option set to Enable on the Options page. You may also manually select which subsystems are managed by the HSG Element Manager through the Options page. See Working with Options on page 38 for more information on the Options page. The Content pane: Displays the page title. Provides information about the subsystem element selected in the Navigation pane. Can provide access to a task through the displayed toolbar or other page buttons. Contains a Page Help button (?) on the Content pane toolbar. When you click ?, online help information displays for the current page.

Content pane

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Figure 7 displays a sample HSG Element Manager page describing the information, panes, buttons, and options generally found on every page. Session Pane Status Indicator Options Button Legend button Session Pane Toolbar Computer Name and IP Address

Page Title

Content Pane Toolbar Navigation Tree

Figure 7: HSG Element Manager page components

Table 3 illustrates the different icons that can display in the Navigation pane.
Table 3: Navigation Pane Icons Listed on the Legend by Category Icon Category Subsystem icons Displayed Icons

Controller icons

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Table 3: Navigation Pane Icons Listed on the Legend by Category (Continued) Icon Category Physical Disks icons Displayed Icons

Virtual Disk icons

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Table 3: Navigation Pane Icons Listed on the Legend by Category (Continued) Icon Category Host Connection icons Displayed Icons

Understanding Web Browser Rules and Guidelines


This section describes how to correctly navigate within the HSG Element Manager using your web browser. With the HSG Element Manager, you can use Web browser buttons or the navigation toolbar as usual, including buttons used to navigate from one page to another. However, exercise caution when using these buttons and options to avoid unexpected results.
Note: For more information on your Web browser, refer to your Web browser user manual, online help, or a customer service representative that supports your Web browser.

Observe the following rules and guidelines for using Web browser navigational buttons and options.

Web Browser Back Button Usage and Wait Pages After you click Submit from any HSG Element Manager page, except as noted, the application typically displays a Wait page until it is finished processing your request. While on the Wait page, use caution when clicking your Web browser Back button. Navigating from page to page using the Back button may display obsolete data or cause unexpected problems. Therefore, wait at least five seconds on a Wait page before browsing to another page or proceeding to another task. The Wait page has a five-second delay and will not send your request until that delay time completes. Allow the Wait page to completely finish displaying after you create a virtual disk. If you interrupt the Wait page display, old information (unit name and available storage) displays for available disks. To ensure integrity of available resources, perform your next function after the Wait page is finished displaying.

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Web Browser Refresh/Reload Button In rare situations, the Web browser may not refresh correctly. If a particular page does not refresh or reload properly, right-click the mouse and select Refresh or Reload. You may alternatively click Refresh or Reload from the appropriate option beneath the Web browser menu bar.

Web Browser View Options Follow these Web browser guidelines while using the HSG Element Manager:

While using the HSG Element Manager with a compatible version of Microsoft Internet Explorer, set the View Text Size option to Medium to avoid application display problems. While using the HSG Element Manager with compatible Netscape versions, do not increase or decrease the font size using the Web browser View menu option to avoid application display problems.

Using More than One Web Browser If two Web browsers are used simultaneously to submit modifications to a subsystem, one Web browser may display one of the following messages:
Warning - Modify controller: no changes made. CHSG80 COM: HSG Subsystem lock timeout - Caution: initiating action may not have completed successfully.

These messages are displayed because of the applications two-step modification process. The first step completes the requested task, and the second step furnishes updated information to the Web browser, which results in a lock-out due to a background process. The change was actually made to the subsystem but was not furnished to the Web browser, causing the warning and caution messages. If one of these messages displays, use the Refresh or Reload pop-up menu options while the cursor is positioned on the Session pane of the HSG Element Manager. If doing this does not clear the problem, wait for the Rescan Count on the Subsystem Properties page to increment by one, and then repeat the Session pane refresh. If these actions are not successful, repeat the entire process again. You may also contact your HP authorized service representative for additional assistance.

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Content Pane Refresh/Reload The HSG Element Manager Content Pane is not always refreshed or reloaded properly after a modification is made to a subsystem element (changes to virtual disk properties, for example). In this situation, wait for the HSG subsystem Rescan Count to increase and then refresh or reload the Content pane.

Navigation Pane Icons Navigation pane icons may fail to display properly when you refresh the Navigation pane or mouse over icons. Most occurrences of this behavior can be eliminated by clearing the Web browser cache.

Clearing the Web Browser Cache in Microsoft Internet Explorer


To clear the Web browser cache in Microsoft Internet Explorer: 1. Click Tools on the Web browser toolbar. 2. Click Internet Options on the drop-down menu. 3. Click Delete Files in the Temporary Internet Files box. 4. Check Delete all offline content in the Delete Files dialog box. 5. Click OK. 6. Click Clear History in the History box. 7. Click Yes. 8. After the cache clears, refresh the Navigation pane. 9. Mouse over the icons to verify that they display properly.

Clearing the Web Browser Cache in Netscape


To clear the Web browser cache in Netscape: 1. Click Edit on the Web browser toolbar. 2. Click Preferences... on the drop-down menu. 3. Click Advanced and expand its menu by clicking the plus sign (+) next to option. 4. Click Cache on the Preferences screen. 5. Click Clear Memory Cache. 6. Click OK. 7. Click Clear Disk Cache.
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8. Click OK. 9. After the cache clears, reload the Navigation pane. 10. Mouse over the icons to verify that they display properly.

Working with Options


After installing and updating the HSG Element Manager, you must set up subsystem options through the Options page. This step is a priority to using your network and the HSG Element Manager. After subsystems are physically added to your HSG network, you can set whether subsystem controllers, physical disks, associated host connections, and hardware can be displayed, accessed, and manipulated throughout the HSG Element Manager application. You can also delete subsystems through HSG Element Manager before you physically remove them from the HSG network. These two subsystem tasks are controlled from the Options page. The HSG Element Manager periodically scans the SAN for newly added or deleted subsystems. When a new subsystem is detected during the scan, the HSG Element Manager displays the subsystem on the HSG Element Manager Options page. Likewise, when the HSG Element Manager detects that a subsystem is removed, it updates the application accordingly and as configured.
Note: The Automanage option, available from the HSG Element Manager page, sets the default for whether the HSG Element Manager automatically displays subsystems throughout the application, allowing you to manage them through the HSG Element Manager. Typically, the default is set to Disabled, therefore, newly added subsystems are not automatically managed by the HSG Element Manager. The HSG Element Manager also automatically detects if a subsystem has been removed through the use of the Automanage option.

Setting or Modifying Options


To set or subsequently modify subsystem options from the Options page: 1. Access the Options page by clicking Options from any HSG Element Manager Session pane toolbar. The Options page displays (see Figure 8).

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Figure 8: Options page

2. Complete one of the following steps as needed.

Select Enable or Disable (beneath the Manage column) for each subsystem as needed.

Selecting Enable directs the HSG Element Manager to manage and display the subsystem throughout the application if it is physically attached to the HSG network. Selecting Disable prevents the HSG Element Manager from managing the selected subsystem, and the subsystem is not displayed throughout the application.

Select Delete (beneath the Delete column) after physically removing a subsystem from the HSG network.

3. Click Submit to execute your request. Table 4 describes the information displayed on this page.
Table 4: Options Page Field Names and Descriptions Field Name Subsystem Alias Field Description Displays the HSG subsystem serial number or numbers that the system discovers. This name is automatically derived from the controller when it is attached to the SAN. If defined, displays the alias name assigned to a subsystem. If an alias was not assigned to a subsystem, then this field displays UNDEFINED. Alias names assist you in identifying controllers in your SAN. Alias names are set up from the Subsystem Properties page. See Chapter 3 for more information on creating an alias name.

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Table 4: Options Page Field Names and Descriptions (Continued) Field Name Manage Field Description Allows you to specify whether the HSG Element Manager displays and manages existing or added subsystems throughout the HSG Element Manager application. If Enable is selected: The HSG Element Manager displays newly added subsystems, their controllers, physical disks, virtual disks, and host connections throughout the application. The HSG Element Manager allows you to manage the subsystem through the HSG Element Manager application. If Disable is selected: Although the subsystem is listed in the list of subsystems, the HSG Element Manager does not display newly added subsystems, their controllers, physical disks, virtual disks, and host connections throughout the application. The subsystem cannot be managed through the HSG Element Manager. Note: After setting or changing this option, you must manually refresh the screen using the Web browser Refresh or Reload button. Delete Allows you to remove a subsystem from your HSG network as part of the applications systematic procedure. To remove a subsystem from your HSG network, you must select Delete and then physically remove the subsystem from the network. Caution: If a subsystem is removed without selecting Delete, unexpected results may occur. If a subsystem is not physically removed and the Delete option is selected, the application will continue to detect the subsystem through its discovery routine, and the subsystem will continue to appear in the listing of subsystems on the Options page.

Working with Agent Options


You will need to set up agent options, if you use any of the following products:

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HP StorageWorks Business Copy HP StorageWorks Network View HP StorageWorks Command Scripter

An agent uses the TCP/IP network protocol to communicate with programs, such as Business Copy, Network View, and Command Scripter. The agent enables the client to communicate with your subsystem over a network. The options appearing on the HSG Element Manager Agent Options page are used to restrict or grant users of Business Copy, Network View, or Command Scripter access to the HSG Element Manager.
Note: Your host systems must be configured before you set options on the HSG Element Manager Agent Options page.

To access the HSG Element Manager Agent Options page: 1. Click Options from any HSG Element Manager Session pane toolbar. 2. Click Agent Options from the Options page. The HSG Element Manager Agent Options page displays (see Figure 9).

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Figure 9: HSG Element Manager Agent Options page

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Table 5 describes fields displayed on the HSG Element Manager Agent Options page.
Table 5: HSG Element Manager Agent Options Page Field Names and Descriptions Field Name Modify Agent Password Field Description Allows you to change an existing agent password to a new password. The maximum length for the password cannot exceed 16 characters. The agent password can include the following symbols: ! (Exclamation mark) @ (Ampersand) # (Pound) $ (Dollar sign) * (Asterisk) _ (Underscore) + (Plus sign) = (Equal sign) / (Forward slash) . (Period) Note: The default password is password. This section of the page is divided into three fields: Old Password Allows you to enter the current agent password. New Password Allows you to assign a new agent password. Use a password that can be easily remembered and one that meets password protection guidelines.

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Table 5: HSG Element Manager Agent Options Page Field Names and Descriptions Field Name Modify Agent Password (Contd) Confirm Password Retype the new password. Note: If you are running HP StorageWorks Command Scripter, use passwords for the Element Manager agent that are compatible with Command Scripter (from 4 to 16 characters). If you are using Command Scripter, you must also add the computer name on which Command Scripter resides to the list of clients on HSG Element Manager Agent Options page. Field Description

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Table 5: HSG Element Manager Agent Options Page Field Names and Descriptions Field Name Add Client Field Description Allows you to enter the computer host name to which you want to grant subsystem access privileges. The client uses the agent for network connections to all storage systems being managed by the storage management appliance. Note: If you use Command Scripter, you must add the computer on which Command Scripter resides to the client list. This section of the page contains the following fields: Host Name Allows you to specify the computer host name to which you want to restrict or grant subsystem access. Up to 18 hosts can be listed and the host name cannot exceed 64 alphanumeric characters. The host name can also contain any of the following symbols: ! (Exclamation mark) @ (Ampersand) # (Pound) $ (Dollar sign) * (Asterisk) _ (Underscore) + (Plus sign) = (Equal sign) / (Forward slash) . (Period)

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Table 5: HSG Element Manager Agent Options Page Field Names and Descriptions Field Name Add Client (Contd) Access Level Allows you to select the access level to be granted to the client host specified in the Host Name field. There are three access levels: Field Description

Show OnlyGrants only viewing privileges when the

subsystems are accessed. Changes cannot be made to subsystems. Line Interface (CLI) commands. CLI commands are used by Command Scripter to configure specific subsystems in the SAN. and executing CLI commands. Changes can be made to agent parameters.

CLI ConfigGrants the privilege to execute any Command

Agent ConfigGrants all privileges, which include viewing


Modify Client Allows you to select a client displayed in the Select 1 Client to Modify field and change its level of privileges. Select 1 Client to modify Allows you to select a listed a client whose access privileges you want to modify. Host Name Displays the network name of the host where the client resides. Access Level Allows you to assign levels of privilege to a selected host. Show OnlyGrants only viewing privileges when the subsystems are accessed. Changes cannot be made to subsystems. CLI ConfigGrants the privilege to execute any Command Line Interface (CLI) commands. CLI commands are used by Command Scripter to configure specific subsystems in the SAN. Agent ConfigGrants all privileges, which include viewing and executing CLI commands. Changes can be made to agent parameters. Delete Removes the client displayed in the Host Name field from the Select 1 Client to Modify list.

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Setting or Modifying Agent Options


To add or subsequently modify an agent: 1. Navigate to the Options page by clicking Options from the Session pane toolbar. 2. Access the HSG Element Manager Agent Options page by clicking Agent Options from the Content pane toolbar. 3. Complete the following tasks, as needed:

Change the agent password:

Note: The default password is password. HP recommends that you change the default password for increased system security.

a. Enter the existing password for the agent. b. Enter a new password for the agent. c. Reenter the new password.

Add a client:

a. Enter the host name. b. Select the access level for the host entered.

Modify a client:

a. Click a listed client. b. Select the access level for the client. 4. Click Submit.

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This chapter discusses the following HSG network and subsystem topics: Accessing the HSG Network, page 50 Setting or Modifying the Default Monitor Interval, Default Rescan Interval, or Automanage Option, page 51

Managing Subsystems, page 54 Working with Subsystem Properties, page 54 Cancelling the Locate Function, page 60 Working with CLI Commands, page 60 Working with Notification Methods, page 66 Rescanning Data, page 71 Restarting Controllers, page 72
Caution: Before you start using the HSG Element Manager software, HP recommends you read Appendix C for information on important rules and restrictions of the HSG Element Manager software. Improper configuration can result in data loss.

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Accessing the HSG Network


To access an HSG network: 1. Click HSG Element Manager from the Storage Management Appliance Devices page (see Figure 10).

Figure 10: Storage Management Appliance Devices page

The HSG Element Manager Introduction page displays (see Figure 11).

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Figure 11: HSG Storage Systems Introduction page

The HSG Element Manager page provides general information about the HSG Element Manager. It also displays the current settings for the Automanage option, and the current settings for the Default Monitor and Rescan Intervals.

Setting or Modifying the Default Monitor Interval, Default Rescan Interval, or Automanage Option
The options listed on the HSG Element Manager page provide information on default monitor and rescan interval settings. These interval settings direct when the HSG Element Manager automatically updates relative application data. You can choose two types of system data updates: Monitor and Rescan. Rescanning data is a much more detailed process than the monitoring data. The Automanage option allows you to direct the HSG Element Manager to automatically manage subsystems in your HSG network. When subsystems are added or removed correctly, the HSG Element Manager will update the Navigation pane (showing or not showing the subsystem) as appropriate.

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Table 6 describes the fields displayed on the HSG Element Manager page.
Table 6: HSG Element Manager Field Names and Descriptions Field Name Product Version Configuration Info Default Monitor Interval Field Description Displays the HSG Element Manager version currently in use. Displays version information for the HSG Element Manager components. Allows you to specify the default frequency at which the HSG Element Manager monitors all subsystems and updates element status information for mode sense components, such as the environmental monitoring unit (EMU) state. After a new subsystem is added to your HSG network, it is automatically configured to use the Monitor Interval specified in this field. The minimum interval that can be specified is 30 seconds. The maximum specified cannot exceed 999,999 seconds. The number entered must be expressed as seconds only. For example, to specify two minutes, enter 120. The default interval is 30 seconds. Allows you to specify the default frequency at which the HSG Element Manager updates state information for subsystem components, such as controllers, physical disks, and virtual disks. After a new subsystem is added to your HSG network, the subsystem is automatically configured to use the Rescan Interval specified in this field. Note: Rescans requires a longer period for completion than the Monitor Interval. The minimum interval that can be specified is five minutes. Numbers are expressed as minutes only. For example, enter 120 for two hours.

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Table 6: HSG Element Manager Field Names and Descriptions (Continued) Field Name Automanage Field Description Allows you to set whether the HSG Element Manager automatically manages and displays newly added subsystems and components discovered by the HSG Element Manager application. If enabled, the HSG Element Manager will automatically display, throughout the HSG Element Manager application, new subsystems physically added to your SAN. Subsystem controllers, physical disks, virtual disks, and host connections can then be managed by the HSG Element Manager. If disabled, all new subsystems added to your HSG network will display in the list of subsystems on the Options page when discovered, but will not display throughout the HSG Element Manager application.

To set or modify any of the Default Monitor Interval, Default Rescan Interval, and the Automanage options:

Enter the length of time, in seconds, that you want the Default Monitor Interval to occur in the Default Monitor Interval field. Enter the length of time, in minutes, that you want the Default Rescan Interval to occur in the Default Rescan Interval field. Click Enable or Disable to start or inhibit the Automanage function. Click Submit to execute your request.

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Managing Subsystems
The HSG Element Manager lets you view timely information about network subsystems that are configured (from the Options page) and managed by the HSG Element Manager. You can access subsystem information regarding controllers, physical disks, virtual disks, and host connections. The following subsystem tasks are described in subsections on the following pages.

Working with Subsystem Properties, page 54 Cancelling the Locate Function, page 60 Working with CLI Commands, page 60 Working with Notification Methods, page 66 Rescanning Data, page 71 Restarting Controllers, page 72

Working with Subsystem Properties


General subsystem information displays from the Subsystem Properties page, shown in Figure 12. To access the Subsystem Properties page:

Click the controller serial number, numbers, or subsystem name below the HSG Network icon in the Navigation pane. The Subsystem Properties page for the selected subsystem displays (see Figure 12).

To modify Subsystem Properties:

If you choose to modify a field, click Submit. The Subsystem Properties page will redisplay with your changes.

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Figure 12: Subsystem Properties page

Table 7 describes the fields appearing on the Subsystem Properties page and the impact of changing a given field.
Table 7: Subsystem Properties Page Field Names and Descriptions Field Name Controller SNs Subsystem Controller Type Field Description Displays the serial number of the controller or controllers attached to the selected subsystem. This number is automatically derived from the controller. Displays the type of controller or controllers connected to the selected subsystem, such as an HSG80 controller. This number is derived from the controller.

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Table 7: Subsystem Properties Page Field Names and Descriptions (Continued) Field Name Communications State Field Description Displays whether the HSG Element Manager and the controller or controller pair are communicating and transferring data. There are two possible states: GoodIndicates that the communication between the HSG Element Manager and the subsystem is running properly. FailedIndicates that the HSG Element Manager and the subsystem are not communicating. See Appendix A for more information on troubleshooting the HSG Element Manager. You may also refer to the listing of controller guides in Working with CLI Commands on page 60. Displays the operating status of the selected subsystem. Three operational states exist: UpIndicates that communication can be established with the subsystem. DownIndicates that communication cannot be established to the subsystem. If in a dual-redundant configuration, a Down state indicates that communication can be made with the OTHER CONTROLLER. ImpairedIndicates that the subsystem that is configured in a Dual-redundant configuration, is unreachable. That is, THIS CONTROLLER cannot communicate with the OTHER CONTROLLER. While in this state, certain tasks, such as creating virtual disks, cannot be performed. See Appendix A for more information on troubleshooting the HSG Element Manager. You can also refer to the CLI installation and reference guide that shipped with your controller for assistance with CLI commands. Displays whether you initiated or are initiating a reboot. If no controller is being rebooted, the field will indicate, No controller is rebooting. Rebooting occurs when you explicitly request one or more controllers be rebooted or when the system automatically reboots with certain subsystem requests (for example, when you reset the mirror cache).

Operating State

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Table 7: Subsystem Properties Page Field Names and Descriptions (Continued) Field Name Subsystem Alias Field Description Allows you to enter a user-defined, unique name to identify a subsystem. The maximum length of the alias name cannot exceed 25 characters. After you install and configure your HSG Element Manager, the system automatically assumes the controller serial number or numbers as its name. As an alternative, you can define a different name for the subsystem. Although the system still recognizes the serial number, the application displays the alias name for your convenience. The defined name can contain any combination of uppercase alpha and numeric characters, and these following symbols: ! (Exclamation mark) @ (Ampersand) # (Pound) $ (Dollar sign) * (Asterisk) _ (Underscore) + (Plus sign) = (Equal sign) / (Forward slash) . (Period) Note: If this field is left blank after you click Submit, the system automatically uses the controller serial number or numbers as the subsystem name. Controller Firmware Revision(s) Displays the ACS version level residing on the controller or controller pair.

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Table 7: Subsystem Properties Page Field Names and Descriptions (Continued) Field Name Controller Configured for Field Description Displays the type of failover configured for the selected subsystem. There are three possible configurations: Transparent FailoverTransparent failover is a dual-redundant controller configuration in which two controllers are connected to the same host and device buses. Two controllers are used to service the entire group of storagesets, single-disk units, and other storage devices. Because both controllers service the same storage units, either controller can continue to service all of the units if its companion controller fails. Transparent failover occurs when a controller fails, or you press the controller Reset button. Multibus FailoverMultibus (or host-assisted) failover is a dual-redundant controller configuration in which each array controller has its own connection to the host. Thus, if a host connection to an array controller fails, the host can cause units that become inaccessible to fail over to the remaining viable connection. Because both array controllers service the same storage units, either array controller can continue to service all of the units if the other array controller fails. NoneNone displays when THIS CONTROLLER is not in Dual-redundant Failover mode. The OTHER CONTROLLER may still be in Dual-redundant Failover mode. Controller configuration is set up from the CLI Commands page. Refer to your controller CLI reference guide for more details on configuring your controllers. Displays the number of physical disks configured for the selected subsystem. Allows you to enable or disable monitoring. Monitoring obtains basic information about the HSG subsystem. Information includes communication status, EMU status, controller status, and drive status. Because the information is obtained quickly, the default Monitor Interval is 30 seconds. Monitoring choices include: SuspendDiscontinues monitoring functions. ResumedResumes monitoring functions. Note: Suspending monitoring stops the transmission of subsystem status to the HSG Element Manager Event Log.

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Table 7: Subsystem Properties Page Field Names and Descriptions (Continued) Field Name State/Rescan Field Description Allows you to enable or disable rescanning. This setting determines how often a full subsystem rescan occurs. A full subsystem rescan obtains all information about the HSG subsystem. Information includes full configuration for entities, such as virtual disks, host presentations, physical disks, and more. Because a full subsystem rescan takes relatively more time than monitoring, the default Rescan Interval is 5 minutes. SuspendDiscontinues rescanning functions. ResumedResumes rescanning functions. Note: Suspending rescanning prevents the HSG Element Manager from correctly representing the status of the subsystem. Interval Allows you to enter the amount of time between monitor and rescan cycles. Enter Monitor Interval in seconds and the Rescan Interval in minutes. Entries for this field override the value set on the HSG Element Manager page for the displayed subsystem only. The default Monitor Interval is 30 seconds. The maximum Monitor Interval is 2,147,483 seconds. The default Rescan Interval is 5 minutes. The maximum Rescan Interval is 13,765 minutes. Displays the number of times that the subsystem has been rescanned with the detailed data of the subsystem. Allows you to explicitly restart one or both controllers (in a dual-redundant configuration). After restarting, the system flushes all user data from the write-back cache of the specified controller. This option is used, for instance, after you have set or changed some controller switches, such as UPS battery settings or after a controller has been shut down. If only one controller exists in a subsystem, only one button labeled Top or Bottom (depending on which controller is present) displays. Note: After some subsystem changes, the controller or controller pair may restart automatically (for example, when you reset the mirror cache).

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Cancelling the Locate Function


The Cancel Locate button, available from the Subsystem Properties page, voids all previously requested Locate functions for the selected subsystem. The Locate function locates virtual disks, storagesets, and physical disks by flashing amber fault indicator LEDs on the physical disk drive and is activated on the Physical Disk Properties and Virtual Disk General Properties pages. Refer to Chapter 4 for more information on the Locate function.

Working with CLI Commands


This section provides details on:

Accessing the CLI Commands Page, page 60 Using the Run Command Option, page 62 Unlocking the Run Command Lock, page 65

The HSG Element Manager Command Line Interface (CLI) feature lets you issue CLI commands directly to a selected controller or controller pair. CLI commands let you manage the subsystem by viewing and modifying the configuration of the controller and its attached storage devices. You can also use the CLI to start controller diagnostic and utility programs. CLI commands are divided into seven categories:

Controller Commands Device Commands Storageset Commands Logical Unit Commands Failover Commands Diagnostic and Utility Commands Data Replication Manager Commands

For references to additional CLI documentation, see Related Documentation on page 13.

Accessing the CLI Commands Page


To access the CLI Commands page: 1. From the Navigation pane, click the subsystem from which CLI commands will be entered.

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2. Click CLI Command from the Subsystem Properties page (see Figure 12). The CLI Commands page displays (see Figure 13).

Figure 13: CLI Commands page

You can perform three activities on the CLI Commands page:


View the Subsystem Properties page. Submit CLI commands. Unlock an already issued RUN command.

Accessing Subsystem Properties

Click the View Properties button from the CLI Commands page to access the Subsystem Properties page.
Submitting CLI Commands

To use a CLI command: 1. Click CLI Command from the Subsystem Properties page.

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The CLI Commands page displays. 2. Enter a valid CLI command in the designated field (see Figure 13). 3. Click Execute or press Enter to perform the entered command. The results display (See Figure 14).

Figure 14: Results of an entered CLI command

Using the Run Command Option


The Run Command button allows you to access the Run Command page where RUN commands can be entered. While you enter RUN commands, a subsystem-wide lock is initiated. While the subsystem is locked, all other CLI access to the subsystem is inhibited, including HSG Element Manager monitoring. For this reason, use RUN commands only when necessary and do not leave the Run Command page open longer than necessary.
Caution: You must click Close Window from the Run Command page when closing the window. Failure to do so causes the system to remain in a locked state. When you click Close Window, a confirmation pop-up displays. Click OK to proceed with unlocking the RUN command. Otherwise, click Cancel.

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Valid RUN commands you can use from the Run Command page are shown in Table 8.
Table 8: RUN Commands RUN Command FMU Description Allows you to invoke the Fault Management Utility (FMU), which is used to report on multiple spontaneous errors. FMU also displays information regarding the most recent controller and memory system failure. Allows you to invoke a configuration utility used to locate and add devices to the controller configuration. The CONFIG utility may be run anytime new devices are added to the subsystem. Allows you to invoke a utility that provides LUN statistics for the controller with which you are communicating.

CONFIG DSOS

To use the Run Command option: 1. Click Run Command from the CLI Commands page. A confirmation pop-up displays (see Figure 15).

Figure 15: RUN command confirmation pop-up


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2. Click OK to proceed. The Run Command page displays (see Figure 16). 3. Enter a RUN command. 4. Select a controller on which to run the command (This or Other)

Figure 16: Entering a RUN command

5. Click Execute or press Enter to perform the command.

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The system displays the results of your RUN command in the dialog window. Figure 17 shows a dialog window with RUN command results.

Figure 17: Example of the results of a RUN command Caution: You must use the Close Window button from the Run Command page when closing the window. Failure to do so causes the system to remain in a locked state.

6. Click Close Window after you are finished entering and viewing RUN commands. 7. After the confirmation pop-up displays, click OK to exit the Run Command page and to release the RUN Command.

Unlocking the RUN Command Lock


The Unlock button on the CLI Commands page releases a subsystem lock in the following instances:

A user executed a lock with the RUN command and forgot to release the lock.

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The system crashed before a user was able to release the lock.

The Unlock button available from the CLI Commands page releases the CLI lock executed by the Run Command option.
Caution: Use the Unlock function with extreme care. HP recommends that you take necessary steps to ensure that other users are not executing a RUN command prior to releasing the lock by using the Unlock button. Improper use of the Unlock function can cause data corruption.

Working with Notification Methods


The Notification page (see Figure 18) configures how event notifications report to you for a selected subsystem. You can set the notification to report events to you through an SNMP or an e-mail address. You can also opt not to set notification methods. To access the Notification page: 1. From the Navigation pane, click the needed subsystem. 2. Click Notification from the Subsystem Properties page of the subsystem you want to access. The Notification page displays (see Figure 18).

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Figure 18: Notification page Note: From the Notification page, you can return to the Subsystem Properties page at any time by clicking View Properties.

Table 9 provides details regarding the fields available on the Notification page.

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Table 9: Notification Page Field Names and Descriptions Field Name Severity Field Description Allows you to select which events are to be reported to you for a selected subsystem. All events reported to the HSG Element Manager Event Log are designated as one of three possible severity levels: FailureIndicates that the device is not functioning within the subsystem and may need immediate attention. WarningEvents marked Failure or Warning indicate that there is a problem or potential problem, and the event should be remedied. InformationReveals informational details. The event requires no action. Note: Setting the severity level causes you to receive notifications for the level you set, in addition to the levels above. For example, if you set notification at the Information level, you will receive notifications for Information, Warning, and Failure. Method Allows you to select a method by which notifications are sent to you. There are three options: SNMPDirects the system to report the selected severity events to the trap receiver of a specified IP address. If SNMP is selected, you must enter the address of the trap receiver in the adjacent Destination field. E-mailDirects the system to report the selected severity events to a specified e-mail address. If E-mail is selected, you must first click E-mail Setup, and complete the E-mail Setup page, and then enter the e-mail address on the Notification page to complete the request. NoneDirects the system not to notify you of any events. If None is selected, events will still appear in the HSG Element Manager Event Log.

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Table 9: Notification Page Field Names and Descriptions (Continued) Field Name Destination Field Description Allows you to enter the notification destination in this field. The entry in the Destination field is used in conjunction with the Method selection. Note: If other IP addresses are displayed in the Destination field, do not delete them. Other applications may use the displayed destination. If you select SNMP as the method, you must specify the IP address of the trap receiver. If you select E-mail as the method, you must enter the e-mail address where you want the notification sent. If E-mail is selected, you must first click E-mail Setup, and complete the E-mail Setup page, and then enter the e-mail address on the Notification page to complete the request. If you select None as the method, no entry is required, and the notification is not reported to any destination.

Setting Notification Methods


To set notification methods: 1. Click Notification from the Subsystem Properties page of the subsystem needing its notification methods set up. 2. Select one of the severity levels from the first column of the Notification page (see Figure 18 and Table 9 for additional information). 3. Select one of the Notification Methods. 4. Enter destination information as appropriate:

If SNMP is selected, you must specify the IP address of the SNMP trap receiver in the Destination field and click Set. After you click Set, the system automatically adds another row for additional Notification settings, when needed. If you elect E-mail for notification, you must first go to the E-mail Setup page and supply your e-mail address:

Click E-mail Setup from the Notification page. Enter the server, username, and password.
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Click Submit from the E-mail Setup page (see Figure 19 and Table 10 for additional information).

Return to the Notification page, enter the desired e-mail address in the Destination field on the Notification page, and click Set.

Note: For more information on the E-mail Setup page, see Table 10.

Figure 19: E-mail Setup page

5. After you have completed all the fields, click Submit to execute your request.

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Table 10 provides descriptions for the fields displayed on the E-mail Setup page.
Table 10: E-mail Setup Field Names and Field Descriptions Field Name Server Username Field Description Allows you to specify the domain name of an SMTP-enabled server where designated event notifications will be sent through e-mail. Allows you to specify the SMTP-enabled server username, if it is set up for basic authentication. Note: Leave this field blank if the SMTP-enabled server is set up for anonymous authentication. Password Reenter password Allows you to enter the SMTP-enabled server password (if a server username is specified in the Username field) for access to event notification e-mails. Allows you to verify the password entered in the Password field.

Rescanning Data
You may want to ensure that the HSG Element Manager displays current information, especially after you execute numerous commands. The Rescan button scans all HSG Element Manager data throughout the HSG subsystem. Unlike the Default Monitor and Rescan Interval options available from the Subsystem Properties page, this option performs a complete rescan immediately without waiting for the rescan interval to expire.
Note: Executing this command may take up to three minutes for each subsystem.

To rescan data, click Rescan from the Subsystem Properties page. The system processes your request.

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Restarting Controllers
You have the option of restarting a controller or controller pair. Manual restarts may be executed as you deem necessary. The HSG Element Manager performs automatic restarts following certain application tasks. When you elect to restart a controller, the system flushes all user data from the write-back cache of the specified controller and physically restarts the specified controller. To restart a controller: 1. From the Subsystem Properties page, click Top, Bottom, or Both, as needed. The system displays a confirmation pop-up (see Figure 20).

Figure 20: Restart Controller confirmation pop-up

2. Click OK from the confirmation pop-up if you want to restart the selected controller or controller pair.

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If you return to the Subsystem Properties page while the system is rebooting one or both controllers, the Communications State field on the Subsystem Properties page indicates that the selected controller is being rebooted (see Figure 21).

Figure 21: Controller Communications state indicating which controller is rebooting

3. After the system has completed its reboot, manually refresh the page using the Web browser Refresh or Reload option. View the current communication state in the Communications State field.

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This chapter provides information on:

Managing Controllers, page 76 Working with Physical Disks, page 103

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Managing Controllers
Through the Controller Properties page, the HSG Element Manager lets you manage or view information about your HSG60 or HSG80 controller or controller pair. You can view or manage information regarding connected host systems, cache and batteries, EMUs, controller identification information, and host port connections. Additionally, if your subsystem is configured to use the remote copy functions, information about remote copying can also be viewed and their parameters can be modified.

Accessing Controller Properties


To access the Controller Properties page: 1. From the Navigation pane, expand the needed Subsystem tree (if not already expanded) by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Subsystem icon. 2. Click Controllers. The Controller Properties page displays (see Figure 22).

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Figure 22: Controller Properties page

The top portion of the Controller Properties page provides information regarding the controller or controller pair associated with the selected subsystem. Table 11 describes the fields displayed on the top portion of the page.
Table 11: Controller Properties Page Field Names and Descriptions (Top Portion) Field Name Controller Field Description In a dual configuration, indicates which controller is the top controller and which is the bottom controller. Note: The top controller always has SCSI ID of 7 while bottom has a SCSI ID of 6.

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Table 11: Controller Properties Page Field Names and Descriptions (Top Portion) Field Name Type Serial Number SCSI Address Firmware Field Description Displays the type of controller attached to the selected subsystem, such as an HSG60 or an HSG80. Displays the controller serial number for a particular controller (THIS or OTHER). This number is automatically derived from the controller when it is attached to your HSG network. Displays the controller SCSI target ID on its device buses. This is a fixed ID. The top controller displays a SCSI ID of 7, and the bottom controller displays a SCSI ID of 6. Displays the version level of the controller firmware. Note: To complete some HSG Element Manager advanced tasks, such as snapshots and remote copy sets, your controller must be running the appropriate ACS version. Refer to Chapter 2 on page 25 for details on current ACS versions. Hardware Displays the version level of controller hardware components.

The bottom portion of the Controller Properties page, which displays different tabs, contains settings for the controller or controller pair. Tabs displayed include the following:

General tabDisplays general information about the controller and CCL properties. Connections tabDisplays controller host connection information. Host Ports tabDisplays host port information. Cache & Cache Battery tabDisplays cache and cache battery information and lets you configure UPS and mirrored cache properties. EMU tabDisplays environmental monitoring unit information.

Each tab is described in the following sections.


Note: From the Content pane, you only need to click Submit once to enact any changes you make on any of the tabs on the Controller Properties page.

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Working with General Controller and CCL Properties


The General tab on the Controller Properties page is divided into two sections: General and CCL properties. General properties provide basic information on how a selected controller or controller pair is configured. Command console LUN properties (CCL) provide information on how the CCL is configured. The CCL is used to establish a network connection between the subsystem and the HSG Element Manager. For more information on the CCL, see Understanding General Controller and CCL Properties on page 85. To access the General tab: 1. From the Navigation pane, expand the needed Subsystem tree (if not already expanded) by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Subsystem icon. 2. Click Controllers to display the Controller Properties page. The General tab displays, showing controller and CCL properties (see Figure 23).
Note: By default, the system automatically displays the General tab when you first access the Controller Properties page.

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Figure 23: General tab

Table 12 describes the fields available from the General tab. Use this information to add or modify values for the General tab.
Table 12: General Tab Field Names and Descriptions Field Name Node ID Field Description Displays the World Wide Name for the subsystem.The World Wide Name is a unique Fibre Channel network identifier for the subsystem. The ID is assigned at the factory.

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Table 12: General Tab Field Names and Descriptions (Continued) Field Name Configured for Field Description Displays the failover type of the controller on the selected subsystem. There are three possible configurations: Transparent FailoverTransparent failover is a dual-redundant controller configuration in which two controllers connect to the same host and device buses. Two controllers are used to service the entire group of storagesets, single-disk units, and other storage devices. Because both controllers can service the same storage units, either controller can continue to service all of the units if its companion controller fails. Transparent failover occurs when a controller fails, or you press the controller Reset button. Multibus FailoverMultibus (or host-assisted) failover is a dual-redundant controller configuration in which each array controller has its own connection to the host. Thus, if a host connection to an array controller fails, the host can cause units that become inaccessible to fail over to the remaining viable connection. Because both array controllers service the same storage units, either array controller can continue to service all of the units if the other array controller fails. NoneReconfigures both controllers to operate in a non-dual-redundant (non-failover) configuration. Controller configuration is set up from the CLI Commands page. Refer to your controller CLI and reference guide for more details on configuring your controllers.

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Table 12: General Tab Field Names and Descriptions (Continued) Field Name Allocation Class Field Description Allows you to enter a number to uniquely identify a controller or group of controllers in a cluster. Allocation class is a unique identification number assigned to the controller pair under certain operating systems. In OpenVMS, allowable entries are values from 0 through 65,535. For Tru64 UNIX operating systems, allowable entries are values from 0 to 4,294,967,295. The allocation class value allows the host to identify the controllers that are a matched dual-redundant pair. This number should be unique for every pair of dual-redundant controllers in a cluster. Note: This value must not be zero (default) in dual-redundant configurations in host systems that implement allocation class. A zero value in this configuration causes the operating system to disable failover between the controller pair. Some operating systems do not implement allocation class, in which case the default of zero has no meaning. The allocation class attribute applies to both controllers in a dual-redundant configuration. Caution: If you change the allocation class of your controller, you risk data corruption, and your host system may require restarting. Use extreme caution when changing the Allocation Class setting. SCSI Version Displays which Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) version is in use by the selected subsystem. SCSI versions determine the characteristics of the communications LUN on the host bus. The SCSI version also determines whether Command Console LUNs are allowable. SCSI versions are set by using appropriate CLI commands. Refer to Using the CCL with SCSI Modes on page 87 for more information. You can also refer to the CLI reference guide for your controller. See Related Documentation on page 13 for a listing of CLI reference guides.

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Table 12: General Tab Field Names and Descriptions (Continued) Field Name Auto Spare Field Description Allows you to enable or disable Auto Spare. Auto Spare allows any new disk drive that is inserted into the Port Target LUN (PTL) location of a failed disk drive to initialize automatically and be placed into the spareset. EnableAllows new disks to initialize automatically and become part of the spareset. If initialization fails, the disk drive remains in the failedset until you manually delete it from the failedset. DisablePrevents new disks from being automatically initialized and becoming part of the spareset. Allows you to lock or unlock host connections. (See the Connection tab of the Controller Properties page to verify the state of the connection table.) Note: This field displays only if you are using ACS v8.7 on an HSG80 controller or ACS v8.7L or v8.7P-0 on an HSG60 controller. LockIndicates that new host connections are not automatically added to the connection table. Instead, they are added to the connection rejection list. UnlockIndicates that any new host connection can be added to the connection table until the maximum of 96 connections has been reached. After the maximum number of connections has been reached, any new host connections are automatically added to the rejected host connections list.

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Table 12: General Tab Field Names and Descriptions (Continued) Field Name Selective Management Field Description Restricts which hosts may send management commands to a given subsystem. If Selective Management is enabled from the Element Manager, the subsystem accepts management commands (CLI commands) only from the storage management appliance. If Selective Management is disabled, any host can send CLI commands to the subsystem.

This field displays only if you are using ACS v8.7 on an

HSG80 controller or ACS v8.7L or v8.7P-0 on an HSG60 controller. commands issued through the maintenance port of the HSG80 controller.

The Selective Management option has no effect on CLI

ExclusiveBlocks a subset of host connections from issuing CLI commands from other appliances (through a LUN) that are running CLI command-based applications. By default, all host connections have exclusive management capabilities. Setting the Selective Management option to Exclusive has no effect on I/O operations. It affects only the host's ability to issue CLI commands to the HSG80. After setting the Selective Management option to Exclusive, the HSG80 controller accepts CLI commands only through the maintenance port. Commands from all other sources are rejected. UnrestrictedAllows you to define a subset of host connections that can issue CLI commands from other appliances (through a LUN) running CLI command-based applications, such as the HSG Element Manager and Command Scripter.

Date Time

Allows the controller or controller pair date and time to be set. The following is the format for setting the date and time: ddNumeric characters mmmAlpha characters yyyyNumeric characters hh:mm:ssNumeric characters

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Table 12: General Tab Field Names and Descriptions (Continued) Field Name Remote Copy Mode Field Description Allows you to enable and disable the remote copy feature. This option is available if you have and are using a peer-to-peer configuration. EnableAllows you to activate remote copying. DisableAllows you to disable remote copying. Before disabling the Remote Copy mode, you must first remove all remote copy sets and remote copy set connections using the Connections tab on the Controller Properties page. Displays the name assigned to the controller pair when remote copy was enabled. You can alter this field only if you delete existing remote copy connections using the Connections tab of the Controller Properties page. This option is available if you have and are using a peer-to-peer configuration. Displays whether CCL is enabled or disabled. When enabled, the HSG Element Manager is able to communicate with a subsystem without using a LUN. The SCSI-3 mode always enables the CCL. In SCSI-2, the CCL can be enabled or disabled. Displays whether the CCL is operating as a fixed or floating LUN. Refer to the HP StorageWorks Command Console User Guide for more details on configuring LUN modes. Displays the fabric-assigned physical address of the host adapter for a connection. Allows you to enter a number that is used by OpenVMS and Tru64 UNIX operating systems to access the virtual disk. It provides an alternative way (other than World Wide Name) for OpenVMS and Tru64 UNIX operating systems to identify the CCL. You may enter a number from 1 to 9,999.

Remote Copy Node Name

CCL Properties1 State

Mode

Address Identifier

1. Refer to Understanding General Controller and CCL Properties on page 85 for more information on CCL properties.

Understanding General Controller and CCL Properties


The HSG Element Manager communicates with a subsystem through one of two mediums:

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The CCL, a simulated virtual disk provided by certain controller models, allowing the HSG Element Manager to communicate with your subsystem. If you enable the CCL in your controller, the controller reserves one LUN address for HSG Element Manager use. The reserved LUN address displays on the General tab of the Controller Properties page.

A normal, user-configured virtual disk, which gives access to the storage management appliance (communication LUN).

Note: Use the CCL to establish a local SCSI or network connection, or specify a virtual disk. There must be at least one virtual disk on your subsystem so the connection can be made.

Special Cautions when Working with the CCL or Communications LUN


When working with the CCL, there are certain guidelines you should follow. Pay particular attention to the following cautions when using the communication LUN or virtual disk to communicate with your subsystem.
Caution: Do not disable the communications LUN through CLI command entries while HSG Element Manager is running; loss or corruption of data could occur. For almost all situations, you should leave the CCL enabled when you are using the HSG Element Manager.

You may want to disable the CCL to preserve virtual disk IDs. In Microsoft Windows NT, for instance, the LUN appears as a CDROM drive letter that is otherwise unusable. In this case, you must use controller CLI commands to configure at least one virtual disk for communications purposes, before you run the HSG Element Manager. If you want to disable the CCL while using the HSG Element Manager, make sure that at least one virtual disk remains on your subsystem and is presented to the storage management appliance. Exit the HSG Element Manager, and disable the CCL using the controller CLI command entries. Restart the HSG Element Manager using the remaining communication LUN for communications.

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To create a communication LUN from a standard virtual disk, make sure that the virtual disk lists the storage management appliance in its host presentation list. If this is a new presentation, the storage management appliance must be rebooted in order for it to use the communication LUN.

Using the CCL with SCSI Modes


The CCL is always enabled in SCSI-3 mode. Setting the CCL in no way changes the basic SCSI command set or operation of the host bus. The mode setting affects only the CCL operation. Before you can use the CCL, you must enable it in SCSI-2 mode.
Caution: You can only set the CCL mode by using a controller CLI command. Do not change the CCL mode while the HSG Element Manager is running because data loss or corruption can occur.

Note: When setting the CCL mode, its floating or fixed LUN characteristic cannot be modified. However, when setting the CCL mode consider these characteristics carefully to ensure that you select the appropriate initiating LUN address.

SCSI-2The CCL floats, depending on which virtual disks are in existence at the time the CCL is enabled. For example, if you have a D0 and no D1, then the CCL will be at LUN 1. In SCSI-2, you can enable or disable the CCL. See Enabling and Disabling CCL on page 88 for more information. (You can view the current LUN address of the CCL on the General tab of the Controller Properties page.)

Note: Floating LUNs allow you to create D0 virtual disks.

SCSI-3The CCL is fixed at LUN 0 of each host connection, as specified in the SCSI-3 specification. In this mode, the CCL is always enabled and is located at LUN 0 of each host connection. You cannot create a D0 when using the CCL in SCSI-3 mode.

For detailed information on setting the communications LUN mode, see your controller documentation.

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Enabling and Disabling CCL


While in SCSI-2 mode, the CCL can be changed.
Caution: Do not disable the communications LUN or the CCL with CLI command entries while the HSG Element Manager is running. You risk loss or corruption of data. For most situations, you should leave the communications LUN enabled when you are using the HSG Element Manager.

Because your subsystem may not be completely configured when you first install it, there may be no virtual disks for the HSG Element Manager to use for controller communication. The CCL provides the means to establish a controller connection when no virtual disks exist in your subsystem. The CCL is enabled by default. If it has been disabled, you must re-enable it using the controller CLI interface before you run HSG Element Manager. For detailed information on enabling and disabling the CCL, see your controller documentation.

Working with Controller Host Connection Properties


The Connections tab displays the host connection properties for a selected subsystem. From this tab, you can modify any of the properties described in Table 13. The controller can manage up to 96 connections, and periodically checks for newly added host connections added by the controller. When a new host connection is discovered, it is added to the Connections table (see Figure 24). A newly added host adapter is discovered when it is physically plugged into the fabric and the controller restarted. Alternatively, you can add new connections by running defined CLI commands. Refer to your HSG controller CLI reference guide for more information on using CLI commands. To access the Connections tab: 1. From the Navigation pane, expand the needed Subsystem tree (if not already expanded) by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Subsystem icon. 2. Click Controllers. 3. Click the Connections tab from the Content pane. The Controller Connections Table Properties pane displays (see Figure 24).

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Figure 24: Connections tab

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Table 13 provides descriptions of each of the fields displayed on the controller Connections tab.
Table 13: Connections Tab Field Names and Descriptions Field Name Connections Field Description Allows you to view or change the host adapter connection name. If you opt to change the name displayed, the name should be a unique string of alphanumeric or symbols that identify a connection between a host adapter and the HSG controller. The name can be up to nine alphanumeric characters. Commas or backslashes are not allowed. The host performs a Fibre Channel bus scan any time it receives a notification that something has changed on the fabric. When a change has been detected, the host identifies the HSG as a SCSI device and log in to the HSG controller as part of its device discovery process. As the host performs the log in, the HSG controller allocates an entry in the host connections table and assigns a connection name to the newly established connection. Subsequent logins by the host will use this same connection name and entry.

Rejected connections are listed at the bottom of the list of


connections displayed on Connections tab of the Controller Properties page.

Names are listed alphabetically. !NEWCONnn, where nn is a number, is a name defined


by the controller. While these names differentiate connections, they are not very definitive. You may want to change these names to ones that represent the system connection more clearly. For example, HSG1TOP1 and HSG1TOP2 could represent the port 1 and port 2 connections to a subsystem named HSG1.

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Table 13: Connections Tab Field Names and Descriptions (Continued) Field Name OS Field Description Allows you to set your controller to operate properly with the required host operating systems (OS). Select an OS from the drop-down list box. The choices are: WINNT IBM VMS TRU64_UNIX SNI SUN HP SGI NETWARE AIX_CAMBEX HP_VSA Displays the controller port to which the host is connected. These are dual, Fibre Channel host ports, identified as port 1 and port 2. Displays the fabric-assigned physical address of the host adapter for this connection. An offline connection address displays as N/A. Displays whether this connection is offline or online and to which controller it is associated (THIS or OTHER). Offline indicates that the port is not in use. Allows you to define and restrict host connection access to a contiguous group of unit numbers. Decimal values that are designated through the offset establish the beginning range of units that a host connection can access. In Transparent Failover mode, host connections on port 1 default to an offset of 0; port 1 connections can see units 0 through 99. Host connections on port 2 default to an offset of 100; port 2 connections can see units from 100 through 199. Note: If a controller is switched from Transparent Failover mode to Multibus Failover mode, the unit offsets from Transparent mode remain in effect. The LUN number equals the unit number minus the offset.

Port Address Status Offset

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Table 13: Connections Tab Field Names and Descriptions (Continued) Field Name Online/Offline Host ID Adapter ID Field Description Displays the controller (THIS or OTHER) to which the selected connection belongs in a dual controller environment. The connection can either be online or offline. Displays the World Wide Name of the adapter host system. Displays the World Wide Name of the host Fibre Channel adapter on the host system. This ID is configured using CLI commands. Refer to the CLI reference guide for your controller for more information. Displays whether each connection is Accepted or Rejected. If the connection table is locked, any new connections are rejected. Rejected connections are listed at the bottom of the list of connections. Allows you to delete a connection.

Accepted/ Rejected Delete

Deleting a Controller Host Connection


To delete a controller host connection: 1. From the Navigation pane, expand the needed Subsystem tree (if not already expanded) by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Subsystem icon. 2. Click the Connections tab from the Content pane toolbar. 3. From the Connections tab, select Delete for each host connection you want to delete.
Note: When using ACS v8.7, you will not be able to delete an online connection if the Connection tab indicates that the table is locked. If you attempt to delete a connection while the table is locked, the requested task will be rejected.

4. Click Submit. The system immediately executes your request and updates the listed connections.

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Note: A connection that has access path explicitly enabled on a unit cannot be deleted. Access path is enabled explicitly through the ENABLE_ACCESS_PATH qualifier of the ADD UNIT or SET unit commands. If access path is generically enabled for all connections (ENABLE_ACCESS_PATH=ALL), then any or all connections can be deleted. A connection with explicit access path must have the access path disabled (through the DISABLE_ACCESS_PATH qualifier of the SET unit command) before the connection can be disabled.

Working with Controller Host Port Properties


The Host Ports tab displays basic information about controller host ports. To access the Host Ports tab: 1. From the Navigation pane, expand the needed Subsystem tree (if not already expanded) by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Subsystem icon. 2. Click Controllers. 3. Click the Host Ports tab from the Content pane. The Controller Host Ports Properties tab displays (see Figure 25).

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Figure 25: Host Ports tab

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Table 14 provides detailed information regarding the fields displayed on the Host Ports tab.
Table 14: Host Ports Tab Field Names and Descriptions Field Name Port ID Field Description Displays the identification number assigned to each host port. In Transparent Failover mode, the identification number consists of the World Wide Name for the controller, specified with a port identifier as the least-significant character. The World Wide Name is a unique Fibre Channel network identifier for the controller, and is assigned at the factory. The port identifier indicates the specific port on the controller pair. Port IDs ending in 1 refer to port 1 on the controller. Port IDs ending in 2 refer to port 2. In dual-redundant configurations, the port name applies to the port on the active controller only. In Multibus Failover mode, the identification number consists of a least-significant number from 1 to 4. Displays the topology, which is an interconnection scheme that allows multiple Fibre Channel ports to communicate with each other. This field indicates the type of Fibre Channel host bus. The two configuration options are: FabricIndicates that the port is connected to the switch. OfflineIndicates that the port is offline. Displays the configuration of each host port on the Fibre Channel host bus as a result of fabric initialization. Because of the interaction of ports during initialization and the effects of dual-redundant controllers, the configuration of a particular port may not match the one requested by the operator. The three configuration options are: Fabric upIndicates that the fabric is operational and its port is online, with an assigned fabric address. StandbyIndicates that the port belongs to the inactive controller in a dual-redundant pair and has been assigned the same address as its inactive companion. OfflineIndicates that the operator has requested that the port be set as offline to the fabric, and has been disabled. Displays the fabric address of each host port.

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Working with Controller Cache and Battery Properties


This tab displays controller cache and cache battery properties. From this tab, you can set or modify cache and battery properties. To access the Cache & Battery tab: 1. From the Navigation pane, expand the needed Subsystem tree (if not already expanded) by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Subsystem icon. 2. Click Controllers. 3. Click the Cache & Battery tab from the Content pane. The Cache & Battery tab displays (see Figure 26).
The Cache & Battery Properties and UPS and Mirrored Cache Properties are displayed (see Figure 26).

Figure 26: Cache & Battery tab


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Note: If your subsystem includes two controllers, properties for each controller (top and bottom) are displayed. If your subsystem contains one controller, properties for only that controller are displayed.

Table 15 describes the fields displayed on the Cache & Battery tab.
Table 15: Cache and Battery Tab Field Names and Descriptions Field Name Cache Flush Timer Field Description Allows you to specify how many seconds of idle time may elapse before the write-back cache flushes its entire contents to disk. The default setting is 10 seconds. When changed, the new value entered for this switch takes effect immediately. The allowable range for the timer is from 1 to 65,535 seconds. The setting of the Cache Flush Timer should be made as a compromise between performance and availability. Low settings affect performance because the controller spends more of its time writing data to disk. High settings increase performance but cause a larger window of time in which data could be lost. Displays the memory capacity of the cache module in megabytes. Displays the hardware revision level of the cache module. Displays the operating state of the cache module. Indicates whether cache data contains information not yet stored in the device array. Displays the state of charge of the cache battery. There are three possible states: GoodIndicates that 50% or more charge is left. BadIndicates that 50% or less charge is left. FailedIndicates that no charge is left on the battery. The battery must be replaced. Displays the expiration date of the cache battery. Displays whether the battery is partially discharged. Cache & Cache Battery Properties (Top and Bottom Controller)

Write Cache Size Version Cache Status Unflushed Data in Cache Battery Charge

Expiration Date Warning

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Table 15: Cache and Battery Tab Field Names and Descriptions (Continued) Field Name UPS Field Description Allows you to select an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) operational mode. Select one of the following settings: No UPSIndicates that you do not have a UPS. Node OnlyIndicates that you have a UPS on a specified server node only. DataCenter WideIndicates that you have a UPS for all nodes in the DataCenter. Allows you to enable or disable mirrored caching. When enabled, the cache data is duplicated and stored in the cache memory in physically separate memory locations. If one copy of the data is corrupted or unavailable, the other copy is available for use. EnabledAllows you to initiate mirrored caching on the selected controller. DisabledAllows you to stop mirrored caching on the selected controller. Note: To use the Remote Copy mode, you must have mirrored cache enabled. When in Remote Copy mode, mirrored caching cannot be disabled. 1. If your subsystem includes a UPS or mirrored cache, you can specify UPS and mirrored cache settings. The UPS is used to allow complete backups in the event of a primary power failure. Mirrored cache can be used if your controller offers high-performance cache hardware, which can be set in the mirrored mode.

Mirrored Cache

Viewing the Controller Event Monitoring Unit (EMU) Tab


The EMU provides increased protection against catastrophic failures. It detects conditions, such as failing power supplies, failing blowers, elevated temperatures, and external air sense faults. The EMU also controls certain cabinet hardware including alarms and fan speeds.
Note: The EMU tab is valid with a StorageWorks BA370 and enhanced EMU cabinets.

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To access the controller EMU tab: 1. From the Navigation pane, expand the needed Subsystem tree (if not already expanded) by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Subsystem icon. 2. Click Controllers. 3. Click the EMU tab from the Content pane. The Environmental Monitoring Unit Properties pane displays (see Figure 27).

Figure 27: EMU tab

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Table 16 provides details on the fields available on the EMU tab.


Table 16: EMU Tab Page Field Names and Descriptions Field Name Fan Status Field Description Displays the operational state of fans located inside the controller. There are two operational states: NormalIndicates that the fan is operating properly. AlertIndicates that the fan needs maintenance. Displays whether the temperature for the subsystem is operating within normal range. There are two operational states: NormalIndicates that the subsystem is operating within set temperature ranges. AlertIndicates that the subsystem is not operating within set temperature ranges and maintenance may be required. Displays whether the controller is functioning properly. There are two operational states: NormalIndicates that the controller is operating properly. AlertIndicates that the contoller is not operating properly and maintenance may be required.

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Table 16: EMU Tab Page Field Names and Descriptions (Continued) Field Name Airflow Sensor Status Field Description Displays whether the flow of air into the controller is within a sufficient operating range. There are two operational states: NormalIndicates that the airflow is within sufficient operating range. AlertIndicates that the airflow is not within sufficient operating range and maintenance may be required. Note: The Airflow Sensor Status field is valid only for subsystems that contain built-in Airflow Sensor hardware. If your subsystem does not contain Airflow Sensor hardware, no Airflow Sensor Status is shown. UPS Status Displays whether the uninterruptible power supply is charged. There are two operational states: NormalIndicates that the UPS is charged. AlertIndicates that the UPS is not charged and may need to be replaced. Displays whether the electrical current for the controller is within the specified range. There are two operational states: NormalIndicates that the controller is operating within the specified voltage range for the displayed controller. AlertIndicates that the controller is operating outside the specified voltage range for the displayed controller and may need maintenance.

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Loading Code Patches


The Code Patch option lets you upload firmware patches to subsystem controllers. Firmware patches are minor changes implemented in existing controller firmware.
Note: The Code Patch option is available only when the General tab of the Controller Properties page displays.

To obtain a code patch: 1. Go to www.hp.com and find the available ACS patches.

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2. Download and unzip the required patch to a network location accessible by the HSG Element Manager software. 3. Read the README file, ACS Patch Description, and ACS Patch Instruction files. To load a code patch: 1. From the Navigation pane, expand the needed Subsystem tree (if not already expanded) by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Subsystem icon. 2. Click Controllers. 3. Click Code Patch from the Content pane of the Controller Properties page while the General tab is active. The Code Patch page displays (see Figure 28).

Figure 28: Code Patch page

4. Enter the path and filename for the Vxxx_x_xscript.txt patch file or click Browse to locate the file on your network. 5. Click Submit. The HSG Element Manager loads the selected firmware patch.

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Working with Physical Disks


Physical disk drives can be configured for use with virtual disks. Additionally, you can select physical disks to act as part of a spareset for data protection purposes. Specific information regarding virtual disks is discussed in detail in Chapter 5 on page 111.

Accessing Physical Disk Summary Information


The Physical Disk Summary page displays the number of disks in a selected subsystem. To access the Physical Disk Summary page: 1. From the Navigation pane, expand the needed Subsystem tree (if not already expanded) by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Subsystem icon. 2. Click Physical Disks in the Navigation pane. The Physical Disk Summary page displays (see Figure 29).

Figure 29: Physical Disk Summary page

The Physical Disk Summary page shows you the number of physical disks attached to a selected subsystem.

Adding Disks
To add a disk to your subsystem: 1. From the Navigation pane, expand the Subsystem tree (if not already expanded) of the physical disk you want to add by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Subsystem icon. 2. Click Physical Disks.

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The Physical Disk Summary page displays. 3. Click Add Disks. A pop-up displays and informs you that a disk must first be physically be inserted into the storage management appliance (see Figure 30).
Note: The Add Disks button is always present on the Physical Disk Summary page, even when a shelf holds the maximum number of physical disks. By clicking Add Disks, you are essentially issuing a RUN CONFIG command. The RUN CONFIG command locates and adds disks to the controller configuration.

Figure 30: Request for a physical disk to be inserted

4. Insert the physical disk, as directed, into the appropriate subsystem disk enclosure. 5. Click OK to initiate the request. The system processes your request, updates your list of physical disks in the Navigation pane, and updates the Disk Count field on the Physical Disk Summary page.

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Accessing the Physical Disk Properties Page


The Physical Disk Properties page (Figure 31) provides detailed information regarding a specific physical disk in a selected subsystem. From this page, you can view:

The operational state of physical disks. How physical disks are configured to transfer and receive data. How much data each disk can hold. How physical disks are associated with other HSG Element Manager functions. Requested Transfer Rate Transportable (if the disk has not been used)

From the Physical Disk Properties page, you can modify the following fields:

To access the Physical Disk Properties page: 1. From the Navigation pane, expand the Subsystem tree (if not already expanded) of the physical disk you want to access by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Subsystem icon. 2. Expand the Physical Disks tree (if not already expanded) by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Physical Disks icon. 3. Click any one of the physical disks listed beneath the Physical Disks icon. The Physical Disk Properties page displays (see Figure 31).

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Figure 31: Physical Disk Properties page

Table 17 describes the fields displayed on the Physical Disk Properties page.
Table 17: Physical Disk Properties Page Field Names and Descriptions Disk Properties Field name Name State Field description Displays the name of the physical disk. Displays the operational state of the physical disk. There are three operational states: GoodThe disk is operational. BadThe disk is unavailable for use in a virtual disk. SpareThe disk is designated as a hot spare for a failed disk within a redundant or striped RAID virtual disk. Displays the storage capacity of the physical disk in gigabytes. Allows you to select the speed (in megahertz) at which data is transferred to and exchanged on for the disk.

Size Requested Transfer Rate

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Table 17: Physical Disk Properties Page Field Names and Descriptions (Continued) Disk Properties Field name Actual Transfer Rate Channel (1-6) SCSI ID Transportable Field description Displays the actual data exchange rate. This may not be the same as the Requested Transfer Rate because some disks may not be able to operate at all speeds. Displays the SCSI device bus. It is sometimes called a port. Displays a representation of the SCSI address that refers to one of the signal lines numbered from 0 through 15. If the selected disk has not been used, allows you to select whether the disk is transportable. If the disk has been used and Yes is selected, the disk can be physically moved with the data intact. Note that only JBOD virtual disks can be designated as transportable disks. Note: If you elect to transport an eligible disk, you must install the disk in another transportable drive that is part of a subsystem identical to the subsystem from which it was removed. Used By Displays the virtual disk that this physical disk is used by. Failedset or Spareset may also be displayed in this field. If Failedset displays, the disk is unavailable. If Spareset displays, the disk is available to be used as a disk replacement for a loss of a member in a mirror or RAIDset. Displays the virtual disks that use this particular physical disk, either directly in a JBOD or indirectly through a storageset. Displays the disk manufacturer. Displays the disk vendor product ID. Displays the physical disk firmware version.

Units

Support Information1 Vendor ID Product ID Firmware Rev

1. The Support Information may not display at the bottom portion of the Physical Disk Properties page.

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Locating a Disk
The Locate function available on the Physical Disk Properties page assists you in identifying a physical disk location. To locate a disk or disk members: 1. Select a disk that is online from the Navigation pane 2. Click Locate from the Physical Disk Properties page. A flashing LED on the physical disk indicates your selection. You may cancel this operation at any time by clicking Cancel Locate from the Subsystem Properties page.

Deleting a Physical Disk


The Delete Disk button displays on the Physical Disk Properties page if only the disk can be deletedthat is, it is not being used. To physically remove a disk from your subsystem: 1. From the Navigation pane, expand the needed Subsystem tree (if not already expanded) by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Subsystem icon. 2. Expand the Physical Disks tree (if not already expanded) by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Physical Disks icon. 3. Select the disk to be deleted from the disks listed beneath the Physical Disks icon. The Physical Disk Properties page displays (see Figure 31).
Caution: Make sure that you want to delete the selected disk. After you click Delete Disk to delete a physical disk, the system immediately processes your request.

4. Click Delete Disk. The disk is deleted from the list of disks and an updated Physical Disk Properties page, showing one less disk, displays in the Content pane.

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Note: Use your Web browser Refresh or Reload button to view an up-to-date listing of physical disks, if necessary.

Creating Spare Disks


Spare disks are an effective way of safeguarding your data in case of disk failure. Spare disks are backup disks used in conjunction with mirrored and striped parity virtual disks. If one disk fails, the controller will automatically begin using the spare.
Note: The Make Spare button displays on the Physical Disk Properties page only if the disk is not already assigned to a virtual disk. If the disk is assigned to a virtual disk, the virtual disk name appears in the Used By field of the Physical Disk Properties page. After you designate a disk as a spare disk, the Delete Disk button displays, and the Make Spare button is not displayed.

To create a spare disk: 1. From the Navigation pane, expand the Subsystem tree (if not already expanded) of the physical disk you want to make a spare by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Subsystem icon. 2. Expand the Physical Disks tree (if not already expanded) by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Physical Disks icon. 3. Select the physical disk that you want to designate as a spare from the list of physical disks displayed beneath the Physical Disks icon. The Physical Disk Properties page displays (see Figure 31).
Note: A spare disk cannot be a member of a virtual disk.

4. Click Make Spare. The system immediately processes your request. When complete, the spareset appears in the Used By field, and the Make Spare button is replaced by the Remove Spare button.

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Removing Spare Disks


To remove a spare disk: 1. From the Navigation pane, expand the Subsystem tree (if not already expanded) of the spare you want to delete by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Subsystem icon. 2. Expand the Physical Disks tree (if not already expanded) by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Physical Disks icon.
Caution: Make sure that you want to delete the selected spare. After you click Delete Disk, the system immediately processes your request.

3. Click Remove Spare. The system immediately processes your request. The spareset is removed, and the Remove Spare button is replaced by the Make Spare and Delete Disk buttons.
Caution: When a physical disk is deleted, an internal rescan is initiated, preventing other activity from being performed on the subsystem until the rescan is completed. An HSG Lock timeout occurs for approximately one minute after a physical disk is deleted.

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A virtual disk consists of the available storage across a series of physical disks, linked so that the application interprets the disks as being a single disk. You can also take advantage of the ability to assign the type of data redundancy for a virtual disk, increasing data protection. After you have created a virtual disk, you can take advantage of the following features:

Creating SnapshotsA snapshot can be used for different functions, including backups, restores, application testing, and data mining, without disrupting subsystem availability. A snapshot unit is one that reflects the contents of another unit at a particular point in time. Creating Remote CopiesThe Remote Copy function adds another level of data protection. A remote copy consists of one unit at an initiator site and one unit at a target site. The units may be a single disk (JBOD), or a stripeset, mirrorset, or RAIDset. Expanding Virtual DisksConcatenating (expanding) lets you increase the size of a virtual disk when additional storage space is available on one or more selected physical disks. Removing MembersThe Remove Member function lets you remove a physical disk from a virtual disk storageset. Deleting the Virtual DiskThe Delete function lets you permanently delete a virtual disk and all the data residing on it. Accessing Virtual Disk Summary Information, page 113 Data Protection Levels for Virtual Disks, page 115 Creating a Virtual Disk, page 117 Presenting a Virtual Disk, page 159 Locating Virtual Disk Members, page 161 Modifying a Virtual Disk, page 162
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Accessing Virtual Disk Summary Information


From the Virtual Disk Summary page, you can create virtual disks, view the total number of virtual disks, and view the operational state of virtual disks. To access the Virtual Disk Summary page: 1. From the Navigation pane, expand the needed Subsystem tree (if not already expanded) by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Subsystem icon. 2. Click Virtual Disks. The Virtual Disk Summary page displays (see Figure 32).

Figure 32: Virtual Disk Summary page

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Table 18 provides details on the fields displayed on the Virtual Disk Summary page.
Table 18: Virtual Disk Summary Page Field Names and Descriptions Field Name Virtual Disks State/Count Field Description Displays the total number of virtual disks on the selected subsystem. Displays the number of virtual disks in each operational state. The following operational states can exist for a virtual disk:

GoodIndicates the number of virtual disks that are completely operational. InitializingIndicates the number of virtual disks on which data is being destroyed and file structure is being written. ReconstructingIndicates the number of virtual disks on which member data is being regenerated. ReducedIndicates the number of virtual disks that have at least one failed member. InoperativeIndicates the number of virtual disks that are completely inoperative. UndefinedIndicates the number of virtual disks with an unknown operational state.

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Data Protection Levels for Virtual Disks


You can assign various data protection levels to virtual disks. The following describes the various data protection levels you can specify for virtual disks created using the HSG Element Manager:

JBODSingle-disk RAID-0Stripesets RAID-1Mirrorsets RAID 0+1Striped mirrorsets RAID 3/5Striped parity sets JBODSingle-disk JBOD, also called just a bunch of disks, is an industry term for one or more physical disks presented as a single logical unit. A JBOD virtual disk does not provide data redundancy.

Protection levels are explained below:

RAID-0Stripesets RAID-0 is the industry name for disk striping. A RAID-0 virtual disk is also called a striped virtual disk. In a RAID-0 virtual disk, host data is broken down into strips (or chunks) spread across the member disks of the virtual disk in a stripe. This technique offers much faster read and write performance than does reading and writing to a single disk. A three-disk RAID-0 virtual disk has potentially three times the bandwidth of a single disk because three separate, small pieces of host data are moved in parallel. RAID-0 is the only RAID level that does not provide data redundancy. Because there are more disks to fail, and because there is no way to recover data if one disk does fail, the availability of RAID-0 virtual disks is actually lower than a single disk of equal capacity.

RAID-1Mirrorsets In a RAID-1 virtual disk, host data is written as one large block to one disk, and the data is mirrored to one or more duplicate disks. A RAID-1 virtual disk provides very high availability because the data is completely mirrored to one or more disks. Its performance is better than that of a single disk, however, because the data is transferred as one large block to and from these disks.

RAID 0+1Striped mirrorsets

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RAID 0+1 combines the striping of RAID-0 and the mirroring of RAID-1 to provide one of the best combinations of very high performance and very high availability. A RAID 0+1 virtual disk is also known as a striped mirrored virtual disks. In a RAID 0+1 virtual disk, each RAID-0 stripe is mirrored to one or more duplicate sets of disks. This technique offers much faster read and write performance than reading and writing to a single disk. A six-disk RAID 0+1 virtual disk has potentially three times the bandwidth of a single disk because three separate, small pieces of host data are moved in parallel. In addition, because the data is completely mirrored to one or more sets of disks, complete data redundancy provides very high availability. A RAID 0+1 virtual disk offers the highest performance and the highest availability of any RAID virtual disk, but it does so at a very high cost. Such a configuration requires at least twice the number of disks of a RAID-0 configuration.

RAID 3/5Striped parity sets Some controllers organize the data on the member of a virtual disk such that they can use either RAID 3 or RAID 5 access techniques in an opportunistic way. RAID 3/5 virtual disks offer the best characteristics of both RAID 3 and RAID 5 virtual disks. If a virtual disk is set up with a small stripe size compared to the average host request size, the controller can break the host data up into strips and can perform its disk accesses in parallel, using RAID 3 techniques. If a virtual disk is set up with a large stripe size compared to the average host request size, the controller can perform many disk read accesses in parallel, using RAID 5 techniques. In either case, the data is protected by parity, and the performance is optimized for the application.

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Creating a Virtual Disk


This section contains information on the following topics:

Creating a JBOD Virtual Disk, page 123 Creating a RAID-0 Virtual Disk, page 128 Creating a RAID-1 Virtual Disk, page 133 Creating a RAID 0+1 Virtual Disk, page 139 Creating a RAID 3/5 Virtual Disk, page 144 Viewing Virtual Disk General Properties, page 151

Virtual disks eliminate the need to tie the use of available storage to a specific physical disk. Virtual disks let you combine remaining storage space available across one or more physical disks and use the combined space as though it were one disk. With the HSG Element Manager, you can create a virtual disk up to 1.1 terabytes in size if you are using ACS v8.6P, v8.6S, v8.7P, or v8.7S. However, this maximum virtual disk size is dependent on the type of the RAIDset defined and the available storage on a selected subsystem. The following provides information on determining the maximum virtual disk size, based on the redundancy level selected for a virtual disk:

The maximum capacity of RAID-0 virtual disks is equal to the number of members times the capacity of the smallest member. The maximum capacity of RAID-1 virtual disks is equal to the capacity of the smallest member. The maximum capacity of RAID 0+1 virtual disks is equal to the number of members in one stripe times the capacity of the smallest mirrorset member. The maximum capacity of RAID 3/5 virtual disks is equal to the number of members, minus one, times the capacity of the smallest member.
Caution: Do not interrupt the system while a virtual disk is being created. If the process to create a virtual disk is interrupted, you may be left with a storageset that the virtual disk cannot use. This unused storageset may be used in a subsequent virtual disk action.

To create a virtual disk: 1. From the Navigation pane, expand the needed Subsystem tree (if not already expanded) by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Subsystem icon.
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2. Click Virtual Disks to display the Virtual Disk Summary page. 3. Click Create Virtual Disk from the Content pane toolbar. The Create Virtual Disk page displays (see Figure 33).

Figure 33: Create Virtual Disk page

4. Click one of the listed redundancy levels to display the creation page for the level selected. Review the information about each RAID level in Table 20 through Table 24. You can also refer to Data Protection Levels for Virtual Disks on page 115 for additional information on these redundancy levels. 5. To create the RAID level you want: Click JBOD to create a JBOD virtual disk.

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The Create JBOD page displays.When creating a JBOD virtual disk, you must select one disk listed in the Available Disks list box from the Create JBOD page. Click RAID-0 to create a RAID-0 virtual disk. The Create RAID-0 page displays. When creating a RAID-0 virtual disk, you must select from 2 to 24 disks or one container from the Available Disks list box of the Create RAID-0 page. Click RAID-1 to create a RAID-1 virtual disk. The Create RAID-1 page displays. When creating a RAID-1 virtual disk, you must select from 1 to 6 disks from the Available Disks list box of the Create RAID-1 page. Click RAID 0+1 to create a RAID 0+1 virtual disk. The Create RAID 0+1 page displays.When creating a RAID 0+1 virtual disk, you must select from 2 to 24 mirrorsets and from 1 to 6 disks from the Available Disk list box for each mirrorset on the Create RAID 0+1 page. The total number of physical disks in the striped mirror cannot exceed 48. Click RAID 3/5 to create a RAID 3/5 virtual disk. The Create RAID 3/5 page displays. When creating a RAID 3/5 virtual disk, you must select 3 to 14 disks from the Available Disks list box of the Create RAID 3/5 page. 6. Complete the RAID-level page fields. Refer to Table 20 through Table 24, for information on valid entries for each of the fields on the page.
Note: Fields for each RAID creation page are different, depending on the redundancy level selected.

Caution: Before submitting a virtual disk for creation, carefully check the operating parameters you have chosen. Remember that your selections can have a major impact on the availability of your data and the performance of your subsystem. In particular, check to make sure that you have chosen the correct disks and cache options for your new virtual disk.

7. Click Submit after the virtual disk creation page is completed.

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A confirmation pop-up displays. 8. Click OK from the confirmation pop-up. The system will execute the virtual disk creation process. This process may take up to two minutes to complete.
Note: If the system does not automatically display the newly created virtual disk in the Navigation pane, use your Web browser Refresh or Reload menu option to update the screen display.

9. After the virtual disk creation process completes, the system displays the properties page for the virtual disk you just created (see Figure 34). The Virtual Disk General Properties page provides general information regarding a virtual disk. This page also allows you to modify virtual disk properties. If you click the Presentations tab, you may remove or add host presentations associated with a selected virtual disk. Table 19 provides information on the fields shown in the top portion of the Virtual Disk General Properties page. Table 25 on page 152 discusses the properties in the lower portion of the page.

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Figure 34: Virtual Disk General Properties page

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Table 19 provides information regarding the top portion of the Virtual Disk General Properties page.
Table 19: Virtual Disk General Properties (Top Portion) Page Field Names and Descriptions Field Name Unit Name Unit State Field Description Displays the name of the virtual disk as shown in the Navigation pane. Displays whether the unit is online or offline and with which controller the unit is used. Note: If you use the SET [unit] NORUN command from the CLI Commands page, you take the virtual disk offline so that it becomes unavailable to the host. Also, any data in cache is flushed to one or more drives. All associated disks spin down after data has been completely flushed. A red X displays over the Virtual Disks icon (indicating it has Failed) in the Navigation pane, and the icon identifier displays in red. Container Status Displays the current status of the virtual disk: GoodIndicates that the virtual disk is operating appropriately. FailIndicates that the virtual disk is unusable. UndefinedIndicates that a new virtual disk is being created. ReconstructingDisplays after you submit advanced options for an already created virtual disk. SpareIndicates that the selected virtual disk was set as a spare virtual disk for failover purposes. ReducedIndicates that the selected virtual disk contains less than the minimum number of disks required. Displays the RAIDset type: JBOD RAID-0 RAID 0+1 RAID-1 RAID 3/5

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Table 19: Virtual Disk General Properties (Top Portion) Page Field Names and Descriptions (Continued) Field Name Unit Capacity Container Name World Wide LUN ID Field Description Displays the total capacity of the virtual disk selected. Displays the system name of the physical disk when it was added to the subsystem. Displays the unique Fibre Channel network identifier for the virtual disk.

Table 20 through Table 24 provide details on displayed fields based on the redundancy level of the virtual disk being created.

Creating a JBOD Virtual Disk


The Create JBOD page displays when you click JBOD from the Create Virtual Disk page, as shown in Figure 35.

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Figure 35: Create JBOD page

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Table 20 describes the required entries for the Create a JBOD page.
Table 20: Create JBOD Page Field Names and Field Descriptions Field Name Select an ID Use Largest Available Size (No Partition) Requested Capacity Field Description Allows you to select an ID for your virtual disk from the drop-down list box. The ID is the preconfigured name assigned by the system to a virtual disk. Allows you to enable or disable partitioning of the virtual disk. After Disable is selected, the disk is not partitioned regardless of what is entered in the Requested Capacity field. Allows you to specify, in megabytes, the size of the virtual disk to be created. You have the option of using only a portion of the capacity of the disks you have selected for your new virtual disk. The available capacity of the disks you have selected displays in the Available Disks list box. Allows you to select a desired physical disk to be used as a virtual disk. The displayed list includes all available physical disks or unused portions or partition container of the same redundancy type. When you select a physical disk, it displays in the Selected Disk(s) list box. Only one disk may be selected. Displays the disk selected from the Available Disks list box. The disk displayed is used by the HSG Element Manager to create a virtual disk. Clicking a disk displayed in this field removes it from the Selected Disk(s) field. Only one disk can be selected.

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Table 20: Create JBOD Page Field Names and Field Descriptions (Continued) Field Name Read Cache Field Description Allows you to enable or disable system read cache memory. Read caching increases performance by satisfying host read requests from the cache memory instead of from the physical disks. Whenever read caching is turned on for a particular virtual disk, two read cache algorithms can be applied when the controller switch is enabled: Normal Read CachingData read from the physical disks are stored into read cache at the same time they are being sent to the host that requested the data. If the host requests the same data again, the data can be supplied from cache. Read-Ahead CachingControllers read from the disk and store in cache the next sequential blocks of data ahead of a host request, in anticipation that the host wants the next sequential block. Subsequent sequential read requests are satisfied from the cache memory. Note: If you select Read Cache, it is not necessary to select the Read Ahead Cache option on this page. Read ahead caching performs read caching. Write Back Cache Write Protect Read Ahead Cache Allows you to direct controller handling write requests so that the controller declares the write operation complete as soon as the data reaches its cache memory. The controller performs a slower operation of writing the data to the disk drives at a later time. Allows you to enable or disable a virtual disk to accept write data from its host. If enabled, data cannot be written to the virtual disk being created. Allows you to enable and disable the controller to read and store in cache the next sequential blocks of data ahead of a host request, in anticipation that the host wants the next sequential block. Subsequent sequential read requests are satisfied from the cache memory. Allows you to specify the maximum block size, in blocks, for cache reading and writing functions. The block size can be from 0 to 2,048 blocks. ReadIndicates the maximum number of blocks that can be transferred during a read between the cache and the drives. WriteIndicates the maximum number of blocks that can be transferred during a write between the cache and the drive.

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Table 20: Create JBOD Page Field Names and Field Descriptions (Continued) Field Name Save Controller Configuration Field Description Used to allow or disallow a complete copy of your subsystem configuration information to be stored on every physical disk of the virtual disk. This option recovers a failed controller and reserves an area on each of the disks that constitutes the container being initialized. The controller can write subsystem configuration data on this area. If the controller is replaced, the new controller can read the subsystem configuration from the reserved areas of disks. If you use this option for a multidisk storageset, such as a stripeset, the complete subsystem configuration is periodically written on each disk in the storageset. Allows you to dictate how the HSG Element Manager sequentially (by dual-redundant controllers) balances the controller pairs I/O load. This process is done by specifying the controller through which the unit is accessed. Three options are available: This ControllerInstructs THIS CONTROLLER to bring the units online. Other ControllerInstructs the OTHER CONTROLLER to bring the units online. NoneUnit is targeted through the controller that detects the unit first after the controllers start. If one controller fails, all the disks are accessed through the remaining controller, ignoring the path setting. If you opt not to select a path for a unit, it can be accessed through either controller. Note: If your controllers are configured to operate in Transparent Failover mode, do not set the Preferred Path by using the ADD UNITS or SET [unit-number] command. If you do, an error message is generated. This error message indicates the assignment of a preferred controller path at the unit level as valid only when operating in Multibus Failover mode.

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Note: All partitions on a container must be addressed through the same controller. If you set the Preferred Path for one partition, all partitions on that container inherit the same preferred path setting.

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Table 20: Create JBOD Page Field Names and Field Descriptions (Continued) Field Name Presentations Field Description Allows you to select one or more available host connections for the virtual disk. Alternatively, you may click None or All. After a virtual disk is presented to a host, it becomes visible to the host and is thereby available for use as data storage.

Creating a RAID-0 Virtual Disk


The Create RAID-0 page displays when you click RAID-0 from the Create Virtual Disk page, as shown in Figure 36.

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Figure 36: Create RAID-0 (Stripeset) page

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Table 21 provides descriptions for the fields displayed on the Create RAID-0 page.
Table 21: Create RAID-0 Page Field Names and Descriptions Field Name Select an ID Use Largest Available Size (No Partition) Requested Capacity Field Description Allows you to select an ID for your virtual disk from the drop-down list box. The ID is the preconfigured name assigned by the system to a virtual disk. Allows you to enable or disable partitioning of the virtual disk. When selected, the disk is not partitioned regardless of what is entered in the Requested Capacity field. Allows you to specify, in megabytes, the size of the virtual disk to be created. You have the option of using only a portion of the capacity of the disks you have selected for your new virtual disk. The available capacity of the disks you have selected displays in the Available Disks list box. Allows you to select a desired physical disk to be used as a virtual disk. The displayed list includes all available physical disks identified for a selected subsystem or unused portions or partition container of the same redundancy type. When you select a physical disk, the physical disk displays in the Selected Disk(s) list box. Note: You must select from 2 to 24 physical disks or one container from the available physical disks. Selected Disk(s) Displays the disk selected from the Available Disks list box. The HSG Element Manager uses the disk to create a virtual disk. Clicking a disk displayed in this field removes it from the Selected Disk(s) field. Note: If you select physical disks having different capacities, the system displays a message stating: Selected devices are of differing size. Each selected device will be resized to the smallest selected device size. Unused space on the larger devices will not be available. To claim this space, select devices of common size OR partition the devices.

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Table 21: Create RAID-0 Page Field Names and Descriptions (Continued) Field Name Read Cache Field Description Allows you to enable or disable the system to use read cache memory. Read caching increases performance by satisfying host read requests from the cache memory instead of from the physical disks. Whenever read caching is turned on for a particular virtual disk, two read cache algorithms can be applied when the controller switch is enabled: Normal Read CachingData read from the physical disks are stored into read cache at the same time they are being sent to the host that requested the data. If the host requests the same data again, the data can be supplied from cache. Read-Ahead CachingControllers read from the disk and store in cache the next sequential blocks of data ahead of a host request, in anticipation that the host wants the next sequential block. Subsequent sequential read requests are satisfied from the cache memory. Note: If you select Read Cache, it is not necessary to select the Read Ahead Cache option on this page. Read ahead caching performs read caching. Write Back Cache Write Protect Read Ahead Cache Allows you to direct controller handling write requests so that the controller declares the write operation complete as soon as the data reaches its cache memory. The controller performs a slower operation of writing the data to the disk drives at a later time. Allows you to enable or disable a virtual disk to accept write data from its host. If enabled, data cannot be written to the virtual disk being created. Allows you to enable and disable the controller to read and store in cache the next sequential blocks of data ahead of a host request, in anticipation that the host wants the next sequential block. Subsequent sequential read requests are satisfied from the cache memory. Allows you to specify the maximum block size, in blocks, for cache reading and writing functions. The block size can be from 0 to 2,048 blocks. ReadIndicates the maximum number of blocks that can be transferred during a read between the cache and the drives. WriteIndicates the maximum number of blocks that can be transferred during a write between the cache and the drive.

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Table 21: Create RAID-0 Page Field Names and Descriptions (Continued) Field Name Save Controller Configuration Field Description Allows or disallows a complete copy of your subsystem configuration information to be stored on every physical disk of the virtual disk. This option recovers a failed controller and reserves an area on each of the disks that constitutes the container being initialized. The controller can write subsystem configuration data on this area. If the controller is replaced, the new controller can read the subsystem configuration from the reserved areas of disks. If you use this option for a multidisk storageset, such as a stripeset, the complete subsystem configuration is periodically written on each disk in the storageset. Allows you to dictate how the HSG Element Manager sequentially (by dual-redundant controllers) balances the controller pairs I/O load. This process is done by specifying the controller through which the unit is accessed. Three options are available: This ControllerInstructs THIS CONTROLLER to bring the units online. Other ControllerInstructs the OTHER CONTROLLER to bring the units online. NoneUnit is targeted through the controller that detects the unit first after the controllers start. If one controller fails, all the disks are accessed through the remaining controller, ignoring the path setting. If you opt not to select a path for a unit, it can be accessed through either controller. Note: If your controllers are configured to operate in Transparent Failover mode, do not set the Preferred Path by using the ADD UNITS or SET [unit-number] command. If you do, an error message is generated. This error message indicates the assignment of a preferred controller path at the unit level as valid only when operating in Multibus Failover mode.

Preferred Path

Note: All partitions on a container must be addressed through the same controller. If you set the Preferred Path for one partition, all partitions on that container inherit the same preferred path setting.

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Table 21: Create RAID-0 Page Field Names and Descriptions (Continued) Field Name Chunk Size Field Description Allows you to specify the number of data blocks that can be assigned to the primary RAIDset or stripeset member before the remaining data blocks are written to the next RAIDset or stripeset member. You may alternatively select Default. The default chunk size is based on the number of disk drives in a stripeset or RAIDset. If there are nine or fewer disk drives in a RAIDset, the default size should be set to 256 blocks. If there are more than nine disk drives in a RAIDset, then the default chunk size should be set to 128 blocks. Note: If a nondefault size has been calculated, verify that value is divisible by 8, with no remainder. If not so aligned, adjust your value upward until it is divisible by 8, with no remainder. If you choose to formulate different settings not divisible by 8, the system performance may degrade. Presentations Allows you to select one or more available host connections for the virtual disk. Alternatively, you may click All or None to select all connections or no connections for presentation. After a virtual disk is presented to a host, it becomes visible to the host and is thereby available for use as data storage.

Creating a RAID-1 Virtual Disk


The Create RAID-1 page displays when you click RAID-1 from the Create Virtual Disk page, as shown in Figure 37.

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Figure 37: Create RAID-1 (Mirrorset) page

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The Create RAID-1 page lets you create a RAID-1 virtual disk by selecting available disks and selecting the capacity and other features for configuring the virtual disk. Table 22 provides descriptions and requirements for valid entries for displayed fields.
Table 22: Create RAID-1 (Mirrored) Page Field Names and Descriptions Field Name Select an ID Use Largest Available Size (No Partition) Requested Capacity Field Description Allows you to select an ID for your virtual disk from the drop-down list box. The ID is the preconfigured name assigned by the system to a virtual disk. Allows you to enable or disable partitioning of the virtual disk. If Disable is selected, the disk will not be partitioned regardless of what is entered in the Requested Capacity field. Allows you to specify, in megabytes, the size of the virtual disk to be created. You have the option of using only a portion of the capacity of the disks you have selected for your new virtual disk. The available capacity of the disks you have selected displays in the Available Disks list box. Allows you to select a desired physical disk to be used as a virtual disk. The displayed list includes all available physical disks identified for a selected subsystem or unused portions or partition container of the same redundancy type. When you select a physical disk, it displays in the Selected Disk(s) list box. Only one container or from 1 to 6 physical disks may be selected. Displays the disk selected from the Available Disks list box. The HSG Element Manager uses the disk to create a virtual disk. Clicking a disk displayed in this field removes it from the Selected Disk(s) list box. Only one disk may be selected. Note: If you select physical disks that have different capacities, the system will display the following message: Selected devices are of differing size. Each selected device will be resized to the smallest selected device size. Unused space on the larger devices will not be available. To claim this space, select devices of common size OR partition the devices.

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Table 22: Create RAID-1 (Mirrored) Page Field Names and Descriptions (Continued) Field Name Read Cache Field Description Allows you to enable or disable the system to use read cache memory. Read caching increases performance by satisfying host read requests from the cache memory instead of from the physical disks. Whenever read caching is turned on for a particular virtual disk, two read cache algorithms can be applied when the controller switch is enabled: Normal Read CachingData read from the physical disks are stored into read cache at the same time they are being sent to the host that requested the data. If the host requests the same data again, the data can be supplied from cache. Read-Ahead CachingControllers read from the disk and store in cache the next sequential blocks of data ahead of a host request, in anticipation that the host wants the next sequential block. Subsequent sequential read requests are satisfied from the cache memory. Note: If you select Read Cache, it is not necessary to select the Read Ahead Cache option on this page. Read ahead caching performs read caching. Write Back Cache Write Protect Read Ahead Cache Allows you to direct controller handling write requests so that the controller declares the write operation complete as soon as the data reaches its cache memory. The controller performs a slower operation of writing the data to the disk drives at a later time. Allows you to enable or disable a virtual disk to accept write data from its host. If enabled, data cannot be written to the virtual disk being created. Allows you to enable and disable the controller to read and store in cache the next sequential blocks of data ahead of a host request, in anticipation that the host wants the next sequential block. Subsequent sequential read requests are satisfied from the cache memory. Allows you to specify the maximum block size, in blocks, for cache reading and writing functions. The block size can be from 0 to 2,048 blocks. ReadIndicates the maximum number of blocks that can be transferred during a read between the cache and the drives. WriteIndicates the maximum number of blocks that can be transferred during a write between the cache and the drive.

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Table 22: Create RAID-1 (Mirrored) Page Field Names and Descriptions (Continued) Field Name Save Controller Configuration Field Description Used to allow or disallow a complete copy of your subsystem configuration information to be stored on every physical disk of the virtual disk. This option recovers a failed controller and reserves an area on each of the disks that constitutes the container being initialized. The controller can write subsystem configuration data on this area. If the controller is replaced, the new controller can read the subsystem configuration from the reserved areas of disks. If you use this option for a multidisk storageset, such as a stripeset, the complete subsystem configuration is periodically written on each disk in the storageset. Allows you to designate one of two copy speeds: NormalLets the controller operation take priority over the copy operation when you copy data to a new member from normal mirrorset members. This selection has minimal impact on the performance of the controller when the mirrorset is being created. FastLets the creation of the mirrored data take precedence over controller operations. Thus, the controllers performance is reduced and copying takes less time. The default copy speed is Normal. Allows you to control the way data is read from the members of the virtual disk. There are two Read Source options: Least Busy (default)The Normal virtual disk member with the smallest I/O load is the target of all read operations. Round RobinEach Normal virtual disk member is the target of a read operation in sequential membership order. No preference is given to any member.

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Table 22: Create RAID-1 (Mirrored) Page Field Names and Descriptions (Continued) Field Name Replacement Policy Field Description Allows you to designate whether a failed disk from a mirrorset or RAIDset is to be automatically replaced with a disk from the spareset. The choices are Best Performance, Best Fit, and No Policy. Best PerformanceGives highest priority to finding a spare disk that results in the best performance of the unit. This means using a spare disk that is located on a channel not being used by the failed disk it replaces. If more than one spare disk has the best performance, the disk that most closely matches the size of the remaining members of the virtual disk is selected. Best FitGives highest priority to finding a spare disk that most closely matches the sizes of the remaining members of the unit. If more than one disk in the unit is the correct size, the disk that gives the best performance is selected. No PolicyRetires a failing disk from the virtual disk without selecting a replacement. This causes the unit to run in a reduced state until a Best Fit or Best Performance policy is selected, or a member is manually replaced in the unit.

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Table 22: Create RAID-1 (Mirrored) Page Field Names and Descriptions (Continued) Field Name Preferred Path Field Description Allows you to dictate how the HSG Element Manager sequentially (by dual-redundant controllers) balances the controller pairs I/O load. This process is done by specifying the controller through which the unit is accessed. Three options are available: This ControllerInstructs THIS CONTROLLER to bring the units online. Other ControllerInstructs the OTHER CONTROLLER to bring the units online. NoneUnit is targeted through the controller that detects the unit first after the controllers start. If one controller fails, all the disks are accessed through the remaining controller, ignoring the path setting. If you opt not to select a path for a unit, it can be accessed through either controller. Note: If your controllers are configured to operate in Transparent Failover mode, do not set the Preferred Path by using the ADD UNITS or SET [unit-number] command. If you do, an error message is generated. This error message indicates the assignment of a preferred controller path at the unit level as valid only when operating in Multibus Failover mode.

Note: All partitions on a container must be addressed through the same controller. If you set the Preferred Path for one partition, all partitions on that container inherit the same preferred path setting. Presentations Allows you to select one or more available host connections for the virtual disk. Alternatively, you may click All or None to select all connections or no connections for presentation. After a virtual disk is presented to a host, it becomes visible to the host and can be used as data storage.

Creating a RAID 0+1 Virtual Disk


The Create RAID 0+1 page displays after you click RAID 0+1 from the Create Virtual Disk page, as shown in Figure 38.

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Figure 38: Create RAID 0+1 (Striped Mirrorset) page

The Create a RAID 0+1 page lets you create a RAID 0+1 virtual disk by selecting available disks and selecting the capacity and other features for configuring the virtual disk. Table 23 provides details on the fields displayed on the Create RAID 0+1 page.
Table 23: Create RAID 0+1 (Striped Mirrorset) Page Field Names and Descriptions Field Name Select an ID Use Largest Available Size (No Partition) Requested Capacity Field Description Allows you to select an ID for your virtual disk from the drop-down list box. The ID is the preconfigured name assigned by the system to a virtual disk. Allows you to enable or disable partitioning of the virtual disk. If Disable is selected, the disk will not be partitioned regardless of what is entered in the Requested Capacity field. Allows you to specify, in megabytes, the size of the virtual disk to be created. You have the option of using only a portion of the capacity of the disks you have selected for your new virtual disk. The available capacity of the disks you have selected displays in the Available Disks list box.

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Table 23: Create RAID 0+1 (Striped Mirrorset) Page Field Names and Descriptions Field Name Available Disks Field Description Allows you to select a desired physical disk to be used as a virtual disk. The displayed list includes all available physical disks or unused portions or partition container of the same redundancy type. When you select a physical disk, it displays in the Selected Disk(s) list box. Only one disk may be selected. Displays the disk selected from the Available Disks list box. The HSG Element Manager uses the disk to create a virtual disk. Clicking a disk displayed in this field removes it from the Selected Disk(s) list box. Only one disk may be selected. Note: If you select physical disks having different capacities, the system displays the following message: Selected devices are of differing size. Each selected device will be resized to the smallest selected device size. Unused space on the larger devices will not be available. To claim this space, select devices of common size OR partition the devices. Read Cache Allows you to enable or disable the system to use read cache memory. Read caching increases performance by satisfying host read requests from the cache memory instead of from the physical disks. Whenever read caching is turned on for a particular virtual disk, two read cache algorithms can be applied when the controller switch is enabled: Normal Read CachingData read from the physical disks are stored into read cache at the same time they are being sent to the host that requested the data. If the host requests the same data again, the data can be supplied from cache. Read-Ahead CachingControllers read from the disk and store in cache the next sequential blocks of data ahead of a host request, in anticipation that the host wants the next sequential block. Subsequent sequential read requests are satisfied from the cache memory. Note: If you select Read Cache, it is not necessary to select the Read Ahead Cache option on this page. Read ahead caching performs read caching.

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Table 23: Create RAID 0+1 (Striped Mirrorset) Page Field Names and Descriptions Field Name Write Back Cache Write Protect Read Ahead Cache Field Description Allows you to direct controller handling write requests so that the controller declares the write operation complete as soon as the data reaches its cache memory. The controller performs a slower operation of writing the data to the disk drives at a later time. Allows you to enable or disable a virtual disk to accept write data from its host. If enabled, data cannot be written to the virtual disk being created. Allows you to enable and disable the controller to read and store in cache the next sequential blocks of data ahead of a host request, in anticipation that the host wants the next sequential block. Subsequent sequential read requests are satisfied from the cache memory. Allows you to specify the maximum block size, in blocks, for cache reading and writing functions. The block size can be from 0 to 2,048 blocks. ReadIndicates the maximum number of blocks that can be transferred during a read between the cache and the drives. WriteIndicates the maximum number of blocks that can be transferred during a write between the cache and the drive. Allows or disallows a complete copy of your subsystem configuration information to be stored on every physical disk of the virtual disk. This option recovers a failed controller and reserves an area on each of the disks that constitutes the container being initialized. The controller can write subsystem configuration data on this area. If the controller is replaced, the new controller can read the subsystem configuration from the reserved areas of disks. If you use this option for a multidisk storageset, such as a stripeset, the complete subsystem configuration is periodically written on each disk in the storageset. Allows you to designate one of two copy speeds: NormalLets the controller operation take priority over the copy operation when you copy data to a new member from normal mirrorset members. This selection has minimal impact on the performance of the controller when the mirrorset is being created. FastLets the creation of the mirrored data to take precedence over controller operations. Thus, the controllers performance is reduced and copying takes less time. The default copy speed is Normal.

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Table 23: Create RAID 0+1 (Striped Mirrorset) Page Field Names and Descriptions Field Name Read Source Field Description Allows you to control the way data is read from the members of the virtual disk. There are two Read Source options: Least Busy (default)The Normal virtual disk member with the smallest I/O load is the target of all read operations. Round RobinEach Normal virtual disk member is the target of a read operation in sequential membership order. No preference is given to any member. Allows you to designate whether a failed disk from a mirrorset or RAIDset is to be automatically replaced with a disk from the spareset. The choices are Best Fit, Best Performance, and No Policy. Best PerformanceGives highest priority to finding a spare disk that results in the best performance of the unit. This means using a spare disk that is located on a channel not being used by the failed disk it replaces. If more than one spare disk has the best performance, the disk that most closely matches the size of the remaining members of the virtual disk is selected. Best FitGives highest priority to finding a spare disk that most closely matches the sizes of the remaining members of the unit. If more than one disk in the unit is the correct size, the disk that gives the best performance is selected. No PolicyRetires a failing disk from the virtual disk without selecting a replacement. This causes the unit to run in a reduced state until a Best Fit or Best Performance policy is selected, or a member is manually replaced in the unit. Specifies the number of data blocks that can be assigned to the primary RAIDset or stripeset member before the remaining data blocks are written to the next RAIDset or stripeset member. You may alternatively select Default. The default chunk size is based on the number of disk drives in a stripeset or RAIDset. If there are nine or fewer disk drives in a RAIDset, the default size should be set to 256 blocks. If there are more than nine disk drives in a RAIDset, then the default chunk size should be set to 128 blocks. Note: If a nondefault size has been calculated, verify that value is divisible by 8, with no remainder. If not so aligned, adjust your value upward until it is divisible by 8, with no remainder. If you choose to formulate different settings not divisible by 8, the system performance may be degraded.

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Table 23: Create RAID 0+1 (Striped Mirrorset) Page Field Names and Descriptions Field Name Presentations Field Description Allows you to select one or more available host connections for the virtual disk. Alternatively, you may click All or None to select all connections or no connections for presentation. After a virtual disk is presented to a host, it becomes visible to the host and is available for use as data storage.

Creating a RAID 3/5 Virtual Disk


The Create RAID 3/5 page displays when you click RAID 3/5 from the Create Virtual Disk page, as shown in Figure 39.

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Figure 39: Create RAID 3/5 (RAIDset) page

The Create RAID 3/5 page lets you create a RAID 3/5 virtual disk by selecting available disks and selecting the capacity and other features required for the virtual disk. Table 24 provides descriptions for the Create RAID 3/5 page.
Table 24: Create RAID 3/5 (RAIDset) Page Field Names and Descriptions Field Name Select an ID Field Description Allows you to select an ID for your virtual disk from the drop-down list box. The ID is the preconfigured name assigned by the system to a virtual disk.

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Table 24: Create RAID 3/5 (RAIDset) Page Field Names and Descriptions Field Name Use Largest Available Size (No Partition) Requested Capacity Field Description Allows you to enable or disable partitioning of the virtual disk. If Disable is selected, the disk is not partitioned regardless of what is entered in the Requested Capacity field. Allows you to specify, in megabytes, the size of the virtual disk to be created. You have the option of using only a portion of the capacity of the disks you have selected for your new virtual disk. The available capacity of the disks you have selected displays in the Available Disks list box. Allows you to select a desired physical disk to be used as a virtual disk. The displayed list includes all available physical disks or unused portions or partition container of the same redundancy type. When you select a physical disk, it displays in the Selected Disk(s) list box. Only one disk may be selected. Displays the disk selected from the Available Disks list box. The HSG Element Manager uses the disk to create a virtual disk. Clicking a disk displayed in this field removes it from the Selected Disk(s) field. Only one disk may be selected. Note: If you select physical disks having different capacities, the system displays the following message: Selected devices are of differing size. Each selected device will be resized to the smallest selected device size. Unused space on the larger devices will not be available. To claim this space, select devices of common size OR partition the devices.

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Table 24: Create RAID 3/5 (RAIDset) Page Field Names and Descriptions Field Name Read Cache Field Description Allows you to enable or disable the system to use read cache memory. Read caching increases performance by satisfying host read requests from the cache memory instead of from the physical disks. Whenever read caching is turned on for a particular virtual disk, two read cache algorithms can be applied when the controller switch is enabled: Normal Read CachingData read from the physical disks are stored into read cache at the same time they are being sent to the host that requested the data. If the host requests the same data again, the data can be supplied from cache. Read-Ahead CachingControllers read from the disk and store in cache the next sequential blocks of data ahead of a host request, in anticipation that the host wants the next sequential block. Subsequent sequential read requests are satisfied from the cache memory. Note: If you select Read Cache, it is not necessary to select the Read Ahead Cache option on this page. Read ahead caching performs read caching. Write Back Cache Write Protect Read Ahead Cache Allows you to direct controller handling write requests so that the controller declares the write operation complete as soon as the data reaches its cache memory. The controller performs a slower operation of writing the data to the disk drives at a later time. Allows you to enable or disable a virtual disk to accept write data from its host. If enabled, data cannot be written to the virtual disk being created. Allows you to enable and disable the controller to read and store in cache the next sequential blocks of data ahead of a host request, in anticipation that the host wants the next sequential block. Subsequent sequential read requests are satisfied from the cache memory. Allows you to specify the maximum block size, in blocks, for cache reading and writing functions. The block size can be from 1 to 2048. ReadIndicates the maximum number of blocks that can be transferred during a read between the cache and the drives. WriteIndicates the maximum number of blocks that can be transferred during a write between the cache and the drive.

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Table 24: Create RAID 3/5 (RAIDset) Page Field Names and Descriptions Field Name Save Controller Configuration Field Description Allows or disallows a complete copy of your subsystem configuration information to be stored on every physical disk of the virtual disk. This option recovers a failed controller and reserves an area on each of the disks that constitutes the container being initialized. The controller can write subsystem configuration data on this area. If the controller is replaced, the new controller can read the subsystem configuration from the reserved areas of disks. If you use this option for a multidisk storageset, such as a stripeset, the complete subsystem configuration is periodically written on each disk in the storageset. Allows you to designate whether a failed disk from a mirrorset or RAIDset is to be automatically replaced with a disk from the spareset. The choices are Best Performance, Best Fit, and No Policy. Best PerformanceGives highest priority to finding a spare disk that results in the best performance of the unit. This means using a spare disk located on a channel not being used by the failed disk it replaces. If more than one spare disk has the best performance, the disk that most closely matches the size of the remaining members of the virtual disk is selected. Best FitGives highest priority to finding a spare disk that most closely matches the sizes of the remaining members of the unit. If more than one disk in the unit is the correct size, the disk that gives the best performance is selected. No PolicyRetires a failing disk from the virtual disk without selecting a replacement. This causes the unit to run in a reduced state until a Best Fit or Best Performance policy is selected, or a member is manually replaced in the unit.

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Table 24: Create RAID 3/5 (RAIDset) Page Field Names and Descriptions Field Name Reconstruct Rate Field Description Allows you to select the type of speed at which the contents of a failed member's data are regenerated. The reconstruct process writes the data to a spareset disk and then incorporates the spareset disk into the mirrorset, striped mirrorset, or RAIDset from which the failed member came. There are two options: FastCauses the system to allow the reconstruction process to take precedence over the controllers performance. The reconstruction process uses more controller resources and the controllers performance is reduced. However, the reconstruction takes less time than the Normal mode. NormalCauses the system to balance other controller operations with the reconstruction operation. Controller performance is not impacted because it uses fewer resources to perform the reconstruction. The default is Normal. Allows you to specify the number of data blocks that can be assigned to the primary RAIDset or stripeset member before the remaining data blocks are written to the next RAIDset or stripeset member. You can alternatively select the Default. The default chunk size is based on the number of disk drives in a stripeset or RAIDset. If there are nine or fewer disk drives in a RAIDset, the default size should be set to 256 blocks. If there are more than nine disk drives in a RAIDset, then the default chunk size should be set to 128 blocks. Note: If a nondefault size has been calculated, verify that value is divisible by 8, with no remainder. If not so aligned, adjust your value upward until it is divisible by 8, with no remainder. If you choose to formulate different settings not divisible by 8, the system performance may be degraded.

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Table 24: Create RAID 3/5 (RAIDset) Page Field Names and Descriptions Field Name Preferred Path Field Description Allows you to dictate how the HSG Element Manager sequentially (by dual-redundant controllers) balances the controller pairs I/O load. This process is done by specifying the controller through which the unit is accessed. Three options are available: This ControllerInstructs THIS CONTROLLER to bring the units online. Other ControllerInstructs the OTHER CONTROLLER to bring the units online. NoneUnit is targeted through the controller that detects the unit first after the controllers start. If one controller fails, all the disks are accessed through the remaining controller, ignoring the path setting. If you opt not to select a path for a unit, it can be accessed through either controller. Note: If your controllers are configured to operate in Transparent Failover mode, do not set the Preferred Path by using the ADD UNITS or SET [unit-number] command. If you do, an error message is generated. This error message indicates the assignment of a preferred controller path at the unit level as valid only when operating in Multibus Failover mode.

Note: All partitions on a container must be addressed through the same controller. If you set the Preferred Path for one partition, all partitions on that container inherit the same preferred path setting. Presentations Allows you to select one or more available host connections for the virtual disk. Alternatively, you may click All or None to select all connections or no connections for presentation. After a virtual disk is presented to a host, it becomes visible to the host and is thereby available for use as data storage purposes.

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Viewing Virtual Disk General Properties


The Virtual Disk General Properties page (Figure 40) lets you view information about the virtual disks you created. You can also modify virtual disk properties and host presentations from this page.

Figure 40: Virtual Disk General Properties page

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Table 25 provides details regarding the Virtual Disk General Properties page.
Table 25: Virtual Disk General Properties page Field Names and Descriptions Field Name Unit Name Field Description Displays the name assigned to the virtual disk. This name displays in the Navigation pane under the listed virtual disks (if any). Each controller has two ports, port 1 and port 2. A set number of units is accessible, depending on the host operating system: In Transparent Failover mode, the range of assignable units is 0 to 99 on port 1, and from 100 to 199 on port 2, regardless of what unit offset is set on the host. In Multibus Failover mode, the range of assignable units accessible from any port on the subsystem is 0-199. Hosts obtain units by reserving the unit for sole access. This process is performed on a first-available basis or by assigning host access. Displays whether the virtual disk is online or offline and to which controller (THIS or OTHER) the virtual disk is associated. Displays the operational status of the group of disks from which the virtual disk was derived. Status conditions are: Good Fail Reconstructing Available Spare Displays the RAID configuration that the virtual disk is based upon. RAID configurations are: JBOD RAID-0 RAID-1 RAID 0+1 RAID 3/5 Note: For more information on these redundancy levels, refer to Data Protection Levels for Virtual Disks on page 115. Unit Capacity Displays the maximum amount of data that can be contained in the virtual disk.

Unit State Container Status

Redundancy Level

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Table 25: Virtual Disk General Properties page Field Names and Descriptions (Continued) Field Name Container Name World Wide LUN ID General Tab Cache Category Read Allows you to enable or disable read caching. Read caching increases performance by satisfying host read requests from the cache memory instead of from the physical disks. Whenever read caching is turned on for a particular virtual disk, two read cache algorithms can be applied when the controller switch is enabled: Normal Read Caching Read-Ahead Caching Allows you to enable or disable read ahead caching. Read ahead caching directs the controller on whether it is to read and store (in cache) the next sequential blocks of data ahead of a host request, in anticipation that the host wants the next sequential block. Allows you to enable or disable the controller, when handling write requests, to declare the write operation complete as soon as the data reaches its cache memory. The controller performs a slower operation of writing the data to the disk drives at a later time. Allows you to set the maximum block size, in blocks, for cache reading and writing functions. The block size can be from 1 to 2048. ReadIndicates the maximum number of blocks that can be transferred during a read between the cache and the drives. WriteIndicates the maximum number of blocks that can be transferred during a write between the cache and the drive. Field Description Displays the name of the disk group from which the virtual disk was derived. Displays the unique Fibre Channel network identifier for the virtual disk. The ID consists of the controller's World Wide Name, along with a unique numerical string added by the controller at the time of the disk's creation.

Read Ahead

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Table 25: Virtual Disk General Properties page Field Names and Descriptions (Continued) Field Name Copy Field Description Allows you to designate one of two copy speeds. Note: This option is applicable to RAID-1 or RAID 0+1 virtual disks. There are two copy speeds: NormalThe HSG Element Manager lets the controller operation take priority over the copy operation when you copy data to a new member from normal mirrorset members. FastThe HSG Element Manager lets the creation of the mirrored data to take precedence over controller operations. Replacement Allows you to change the replacement policy of the displayed virtual disk. Note: This option only applies to RAID-1, RAID 0+1, and RAID 3/5 virtual disks. Determines whether a failed disk from a mirrorset or RAIDset is to be automatically replaced with a disk from the spareset. The choices are: Best PerformanceGives highest priority to finding a spare disk that results in the best performance of the unit. Best FitGives highest priority to finding a spare disk that most closely matches the sizes of the remaining members of the unit. No PolicyRetires a failing disk from the virtual disk without selecting a replacement.

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Table 25: Virtual Disk General Properties page Field Names and Descriptions (Continued) Field Name Read Source Field Description Allows you to change the way data is read from the members of the virtual disk. Note: This option only applies to RAID-1 and RAID 0+1 virtual disks. There are two Read Source options: Least Busy (default)The Normal virtual disk member with the smallest I/O load is the target of all read operations. Round RobinEach Normal virtual disk member is the target of a read operation in sequential membership order. No preference is given to any member. Reconstruct Allows you to change the speed at which the data of a failed member are regenerated. There are two options: FastCauses the system to allow the reconstruction process to take precedence over the controllers performance. NormalCauses the system to balance other controller operations with the reconstruction operation. Note: This option only applies to RAID 3/5 virtual disks. General Category Identifier Allows you to identify a number that certain operating systems can use to access the virtual disk.

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Table 25: Virtual Disk General Properties page Field Names and Descriptions (Continued) Field Name Chunk Size Field Description Allows you to specify the number of data blocks that can be assigned to the primary RAIDset or stripeset member before the remaining data blocks are written to the next RAIDset or stripeset member. You may alternatively select the Default. The default chunk size is based on the number of disk drives in a stripeset or RAIDset. If there are nine or fewer disk drives in a RAIDset, the default size should be set to 256 blocks. If there are more than nine disk drives in a RAIDset, then the default chunk size should be set to 128 blocks. Note: If a nondefault size has been calculated, verify that value is divisible by 8, with no remainder. If not so aligned, adjust your value upward until it is divisible by 8, with no remainder. If you choose to formulate different settings not divisible by 8, the system performance may be degraded.

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Table 25: Virtual Disk General Properties page Field Names and Descriptions (Continued) Field Name Preferred Path Field Description Allows you to dictate how the HSG Element Manager sequentially (by dual-redundant controllers) balances the controller pairs I/O load. This process is done by specifying the controller through which the unit is accessed. Three options are available: This ControllerInstructs THIS CONTROLLER to bring the units online. Other ControllerInstructs the OTHER CONTROLLER to bring the units online. NoneUnit is targeted through the controller that detects the unit first after the controllers start. If one controller fails, all the disks are accessed through the remaining controller, ignoring the path setting. If you opt not to select a path for a unit, it can be accessed through either controller. Note: If your controllers are configured to operate in Transparent Failover mode, do not set the Preferred Path by using the ADD UNITS or SET [unit-number] command. If you do, an error message is generated. This error message indicates the assignment of a preferred controller path at the unit level as valid only when operating in Multibus Failover mode.

Note: All partitions on a container must be addressed through the same controller. If you set the Preferred Path for one partition, all partitions on that container inherit the same preferred path setting. Write Protect Allows you to change the write protect setting to either enable or disable. Write protecting a write back cache write back cache virtual disk causes it to accept or prohibit write data from its host. Lists the names of the disks that comprise the virtual disk.

Membership Category Membership

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Table 25: Virtual Disk General Properties page Field Names and Descriptions (Continued) Field Name Geometry Category Geometry Displays the characteristics of the virtual disk. Although virtual disks do not exist in a direct, physical sense, they have many of the characteristics of physical disks. Virtual disks made up of multiple physical disks maintain an emulated disk geometry. That is, from the host's viewpoint, the data they contain is organized into virtual cylinders, heads, and sectors, as is the data in physical disks. HeadsThe number of disk heads used. The range is from 1 to 255. CylindersThe number of cylinders used. The range is from 1 to 16,777,215. Sectors Per TrackThe number of sectors per track used. The range is from 1 to 255. Allows you to change host presentation setting by selecting new host connections from the Available Presentations list box or deselecting those listed in the Selected Presentations list box. Field Description

Presentations Tab Modify Host Presentations

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Presenting a Virtual Disk


In order for a host system to access available storage on a virtual disk, you must first present the virtual disk to a host connection. This procedure can be performed from the Virtual Disk Presentation Properties page (see Figure 41).
Note: A virtual disk can also be presented to host connections when it is initially created.

Figure 41: Virtual Disk Presentation Properties page

To present a virtual disk: 1. From the Navigation pane, expand the needed Subsystem tree (if not already expanded) by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Subsystem icon. 2. Expand the Virtual Disk tree by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Virtual Disks icon.
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3. Click the virtual disk to be presented.


Note: If the virtual disk has already been presented, you may modify presentations on the Virtual Disk Presentation Properties page.

The Virtual Disk General Properties page displays. 4. Click the Presentations tab. The Virtual Disk Presentation Properties page displays. 5. Select a listed host from the Available Presentations list box. You can select one or more host connections. To select multiple, consecutive host connects, press the Shift key while you select two or more items in the Available Presentations list box. To select multiple, random items, press and hold down the Control key while you randomly select items listed in the Available Presentations list box. After you select host connections, they display in the Selected Presentations list box. 6. After you have selected your host connection, click Submit. The system processes your request. After the system completes your request, it will update the Presentations tab of the Virtual Disk General Properties page you modified and list the presented disks in the Host Presentations section of the Virtual Disk Presentation Properties page.

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Locating Virtual Disk Members


After you have created a virtual disk and designated the physical disks to be used as members of the virtual disk, you can physically view which physical disks are used as members of a selected virtual disk through the Locate option. The Locate option is available on the Virtual Disk General Properties page, Virtual Disk Presentation Properties page, Virtual Disk Remote Copy Properties page, or the Virtual Disk Association Properties page. To locate virtual disk members: 1. From the Navigation pane, expand the Subsystem tree (if not already expanded) of the virtual disk members you want to physically locate by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Subsystem icon. 2. Expand the Virtual Disks tree (if not already expanded) by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Virtual Disks icon. 3. Click the virtual disk whose members you want to locate. 4. Click Locate. The LEDs on the physical disks associated with the selected virtual disk flash within its corresponding cabinet location.
Note: To cancel the Locate function, you must click Cancel Locate from the Subsystem Properties page. After cancelled, the physical disk LEDs will stop flashing.

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Modifying a Virtual Disk


After a virtual disk has been created, you can make modifications to customize disk performance and capabilities. Select a virtual disk from the Navigation pane. The Virtual Disk General Properties page displays (see Figure 42).

Figure 42: Virtual Disk General Properties page

Whether a field can be modified on the Virtual Disk General Properties page depends on the redundancy level selected for a virtual disk. Fields you may be able to modify (depending on virtual disk type created) include:

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Read Ahead Write Back Max Transfer Copy Replacement Policy Read Source Reconstruct Identifier Preferred Path Write Protect Select Host Presentations

To modify a virtual disk, access the virtual disk to be modified, make needed changes by clicking the General tab and the Presentations tab of the Virtual Disk General Properties page, and click Submit from the Content pane. To select Host Presentations, refer to Viewing Virtual Disk General Properties on page 151. For additional information on these fields, refer to Table 20 through Table 24.
Caution: The virtual disks in your subsystem are logical containers that hold user data. Although they do not exist in a physical sense, their logical structure ties together the physical pieces of data spread across their members. Use extreme caution when modifying the characteristics of a virtual disk. You may be putting valuable user data at risk if you inappropriately change the operating parameters of a virtual disk.

Caution: If the CCL is disabled and you modify the presentations on a virtual disk, ensure that the storage management appliance has access to another virtual disk. The HSG Element Manager must have a virtual disk or CCL available in order to communicate with a subsystem. Refer to Chapter 5 for additional information on setting CCL options.

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Note: If a member is removed from a striped mirrorset, all members of each mirrorset that make up the striped mirrorset are listed in a single list box. Some of the members may not be removable. Each mirrorset that constitutes the members of the striped mirror must have at least one physical disk.

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Initializing Uninitialized Disks and Storagesets


When the system detects unitialized disks and storagesets in your HSG network, the Initialize button displays on the Virtual Disk Summary page. When the Initialize button displays, you may elect to initialize uninitialized disks and storagesets through the HSG Element Manager. Initializing disks allows them to be used by virtual disks.

Rules for Initializing Disks and Storagesets


Use the Initialize button when:

Creating a unit from a newly installed disk. Creating a unit from a newly created RAIDset, stripeset, or mirrorset. Initializing the data structure of a previously partitioned container. Creating a unit from the same disks previously initialized, such as when a RAIDset is moved. Creating a storageset from existing members. Adding a RAIDset with the REDUCED switch.
Caution: Initializing disks or storagesets from the Virtual Disk Summary page will destroy all user data residing on them.

Do not use the Initialize button when:

Caution: The time required to initialize disks and storagesets depends on the number of members and their size. During initialization, disks are unavailable for data input/output (I/O) operations. You should not use initializing disks until initialization is complete.

Initializing Uninitialized Disks and Storagesets


To initialize an uninitialized disk or storageset: 1. From the Navigation pane, expand the needed Subsystem tree (if not already expanded) by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Subsystem icon. 2. Click Virtual Disks.
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The Virtual Disk Summary page displays. 3. Click Initialize. A confirmation pop-up displays (see Figure 43).

Figure 43: Disk initialization confirmation pop-up

4. Click OK from the confirmation pop-up to initialize disks and storagesets. After the initialization completes, the system updates the number of available physical disks and displays them in the Navigation pane.

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Working with Associations


Associations let you bind together one or more remote copy sets while maintaining separate subsystems for your own unique purposes. Associations can provide additional data protection to multiple remote copy sets bound together. In a failover mode, all remote copy sets that are associated fail over to their related targets. After multiple remote copy sets are bound, the entire set follows defined failover configurations and history logging configurations. Association sets are used by a host to keep data on multiple units consistent between units. For the controller, an association set is the grouping of remote copy sets that all transition to the same state at the same time.
Caution: When one association set becomes inoperative, all association set members become inoperative.

Rules for Creating Associations


The following rules apply to creating an association:

Units given the same association name must reside on the same controller. To create an association, there must be at least one remote copy set available. A maximum of 12 associations can be created. A unit cannot be part of another configuration.

Adding an Association
To add an association: 1. From the Navigation pane, expand the needed Subsystem tree (if not already expanded) by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Subsystem icon. 2. Click Virtual Disks. The Virtual Disk Summary page displays. 3. Click Add Association. The Add Association page displays (see Figure 44).

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Figure 44: Add Association page Note: The Add Association button displays on the Virtual Disk Summary page only if you have a peer-to-peer subsystem configuration, Remote Copy mode is enabled, and you have existing remote copy sets to create an association with. Peer-to-peer configurations operate with ACS v8.6P or v8.7P only.

Note: This option is valid only on the node on which the initiator resides (where remote copy sets are configured).

Note: Refer to Table 26 for information on valid entries for fields appearing on the Add Association page.

4. Enter an remote copy set association name in the Association Name field. 5. Select remote copy sets from available remote copy sets in the list box. When you select the copy set, the system automatically displays the selected set in the Selected list box.

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6. If write history logging is enabled, select a write history log device from the list box. 7. Select Enable or Disable for the Maintain write history logging option. 8. Select one of the two failover methods. 9. Click Submit.
Note: This command is rejected if the specified remote copy set is unknown to the controller pair.

Table 26 provides details on valid entries for the Add Association page.
Table 26: Add Association Page Field Names and Descriptions Field Name Association Name Remote Copy Sets Write History Log Device Field Description Allows you to specify a distinct name for the new association being configured. The name can contain any alpha character, any number from 0 to 9, periods (.), dashes (-), and underscores (_). The name can be up to nine characters long. Allows you to select which remote copy sets can be used for the association. Allows you to select a write history log disk. Write history logging refers to the use of a log unit to log a history of write commands and data from the host. Write history logging is used for mini-merge and fast-failback. Mini-mergeIf the target becomes inaccessible, the writes that would have gone to the target are logged to the association set for the assigned log unit. An inaccessible target in this context refers to both links or target controllers going down. When the target becomes accessible, a full copy is not necessary. Only those host writes while the links were down are reissued. This selective copy is referred to as a mini-merge. If a full copy was in progress at the time of the disconnect, write history logging is not initiated and the full copy is restarted when the target is accessible again. Fast-FailbackDuring a planned failover, if write history logging has been enabled at the target site, then when the failback is performed, the initiator site is synchronized through a process called fast-failback. The writes are logged to the target site write history log. Then, during a fast-failback, the initiator site is updated from the write history log. If there are no disks available, the field displays None.
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Table 26: Add Association Page Field Names and Descriptions (Continued) Field Name Write History Log Device (Contd) Field Description The following list of log unit rules will assist you in adding write history log disks: Log Unit Restrictions Up to 12 log units can be assigned (12 possible remote copy sets). Only one log unit can be assigned to an association set. Log units must be either a mirrorset or striped mirrorset. Access must be disabled. Write-back caching must be disabled. Other unit settings must be the default settings. Log unit must reside at the current initiator site. Upon site failover, the log unit and association set must be reconfigured. Log unit cannot be a partitioned unit. Log unit is a fixed size. Allows you to enable or disable the system write history order. When this option is enabled, if one member of the association set starts write history logging, all members of the association set start write history logging. This allows the mini-merge to replay the writes in the same order they are received from the host. When this option is disabled, the members of the association set can start and finish write history independently. The default setting is Disable. Allows you to select one of two remote copy set failover methods: Fail One, Fail All RC Member SetsIf one initiator fails, then all initiators of the association fail over to their targets. Fail RC Member Sets IndependentlyOnly the failing initiator fails over.

Maintain Write History Order

Failover Method

Modifying an Association
You can modify the following association fields from the Virtual Disk Associations Properties page.

Remote Copy Set Selection (if any) Failover Method


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Write History Log Device (if any) Maintain Write History Order

To make association modifications: 1. Change any of the above fields as needed. You may not be able to change some of the fields due to remote copy set configurations. 2. After changes are made, click Submit from the Content pane of the Virtual Disk Association Properties page. The system immediately processes your request and the association will reflect changes you made. Refer to Table 26 for details on the fields you can modify.

Deleting an Association
Caution: Make sure that you want to delete the displayed association. After you click Delete, the system immediately processes your request.

To delete an association: 1. From the Navigation pane, expand the needed Subsystem tree (if not already expanded) by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Subsystem icon. 2. Expand the Virtual Disk tree by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Virtual Disks icon. 3. Select a virtual disk that needs its association deleted. The Virtual Disk General Properties page displays. 4. Click the Association tab. The Virtual Disk Association Properties page displays.
Note: The Delete button displays only if the Association tab displays.

5. Click Delete.

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Working with Virtual Disk Advanced Options


After you have created virtual disks according to system rules, you can complete the following tasks:

Working with Snapshots, page 174 Expanding a Virtual Disk, page 178 Working with Remote Copy Sets, page 180 Removing Members, page 185 Adding a Disk, page 187 Deleting a Virtual Disk, page 188

You can access these options from the Virtual Disk Advanced Options page. To access this page: 1. From the Navigation pane, expand the needed Subsystem tree (if not already expanded) by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Subsystem icon. 2. Expand the Virtual Disk tree by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Virtual Disks icon. 3. Click a virtual disk that will use virtual disk advanced options. The Virtual Disk General Properties page displays. 4. Click Advanced Options from the Content pane. The Virtual Disk Advanced Options page displays (see Figure 45).

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Figure 45: Virtual Disk Advanced Options page

An explanation of why an action cannot be used displays next to the unavailable button, beneath the Description column. As you create a virtual disk, be sure to carefully review the rules for using advanced options beforehand. Rules for these advanced options control whether or not you can use them.
Note: If you are not using ACS v8.6P, v8.6S, v8.7S, or v8.7P, you may not be able to complete some of the advanced options, such as remote copy, snapshots, or adding members. If you do not have these ACS versions, consult your HP authorized service representative for details on updating your firmware version.

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Working with Snapshots


When creating a snapshot, the system copies the contents of a storage volume, which creates a temporary storageset. After you have created a snapshot, you can use the snapshot to complete other tasks without interrupting your normal system operating environment, such as:

Backups and restores using a snapshot Data application testing Data mining tasks using a snapshot

Note: To create snapshots, you must use ACS v8.6P, 8.6S, 8.7P, or 8.7S.

When you are finished with the snapshot, it can be deleted like any other virtual disk. A snapshot is created from the Create Snapshot page (see Figure 46). Refer to Creating a Snapshot on page 176 for more information on how to create snapshots.

Figure 46: Create Snapshot page

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Table 27 describes the fields displayed on the Create Snapshot page.


Table 27: Create Snapshot Page Field Names and Descriptions Field Name Select the Snapshot ID Field Description Specifies the LUN ID of the snapshot. Note: When a snapshot is created, the system automatically displays SnapInit in the Unit Name field on the Virtual Disk General Properties page of the Snapshot initiator unit. SnapTgt displays on the Virtual Disk General Properties page of the snapshot target unit. The Snapshot Source is the unit for which a snapshot is being created, and the Snapshot Target is the unit being created. Available Disks Selected Disks Snapshot Source Snapshot Target Specifies the physical disks that may be used to build the snapshot unit. Selected physical disks must be at least the same size/capacity as the disks for which the snapshot is being created. Displays the selected disk or disks on which the snapshot will be copied. The total capacity of the selected disks must be the same or more than the size or capacity of the volume for which the snapshot is being created. Devices must be JBODs or stripesets. Displays the size or capacity of the snapshot source. Displays the size or capacity of the snapshot target.

Rules for Creating a Snapshot


A virtual disk must follow the rules listed in Table 28.
Table 28: Snapshot Creation Rules Must Have a preferred path specified. You may refer to your CLI reference guide for more details on setting the preferred path of the controller. Have mirrored writeback cache enabled. Have mirrored writeback cache set to at least 512 MB for both controllers. Must Not Be part of a remote copy set. Be concatenated. Be part of another snapshot.

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Table 28: Snapshot Creation Rules Must Use ACS v8.6S or v8.7S. The Controller Properties page can tell you what firmware version resides on your controller. Be less than 1.024 TB. Have its Replacement Policy set to No Policy. Must Not Be a JBOD based upon a transportable disk.

Creating a Snapshot
To create a snapshot: 1. From the Navigation pane, expand the needed Subsystem tree (if not already expanded) by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Subsystem icon. 2. Expand the Virtual Disk tree by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Virtual Disks icon. 3. Click the virtual disk needing a snapshot. The Virtual Disk General Properties page displays. 4. Click Advanced Options from the Content pane toolbar. 5. Click Snapshot to display the Create Snapshot page (see Figure 47). 6. Use the drop-down list to select the ID you would like to assign to snapshot. 7. Select one or more disks, if applicable, to be included in the snapshot. After disks are selected, the Selected Disks list box is automatically updated.
Note: You must have enough storage capacity on available physical disks to complete a snapshot. The capacity of the selected disks must be equal to or greater than the capacity of the snapshot source.

8. Click Submit.
Note: If the snapshot is larger than requested, a message indicating this displays. Also, the excess storage space cannot be used until the snapshot is deleted. Click OK to the message, if appropriate.

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The system processes your request, and the list of virtual disks in the Navigation pane is updated with the selected snapshot ID. Also, when you access the Virtual Disk General Properties page for a virtual disk snapshot, the top portion of the Content pane indicates that the virtual disk received a snapshot and identifies the source of the snapshot (see Figure 47).

Figure 47: Completed Snapshot Virtual Disk General Properties page

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Expanding a Virtual Disk


This function creates an enlarged, or expanded, volume out of a virtual disk. Storageset expansion lets you join two of the same kind of storage containers by concatenating RAIDsets, stripesets, or individual disks, thereby forming a larger virtual disk that is presented as a single unit.

Rules for Expanding Virtual Disks


To be expanded, a virtual disk cannot:

Already be expanded. Be part of a remote copy set or an association log. Be based upon a partitioned container. Be part of a snapshot (either initiator or target). Have a preferred path, if in Multibus Failover mode. Have its container in a failed state. Be a JBOD that is based on a transportable disk. Be a mirrorset or a striped mirrorset.

Expanding a Virtual Disk


To expand a virtual disk: 1. From the Navigation pane, expand the needed Subsystem tree (if not already expanded) by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Subsystem icon. 2. Expand the Virtual Disk tree by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Virtual Disks icon. 3. Click a virtual disk needing expansion. The Virtual Disk General Properties page displays. Refer to Rules for Expanding Virtual Disks on page 178 for more information on expanding virtual disks. 4. Click Advanced Options from the Content pane toolbar. The Virtual Disk Advanced Options page displays. 5. Click Expand. The Create Concatenating Set page displays (see Figure 48).

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Figure 48: Create Concatenating Set page

6. Select one or more disks, as applicable, from the Available Storage list box.
Note: The number of disks that can or must be selected is restricted by the type of virtual disk being concatenated. For instance, a JBOD virtual disk can specify only one disk and a RAID-0 virtual disk can have at least two disks.

7. Click Submit. The system displays a confirmation pop-up. 8. Click OK to request that the system create the concatenation. Table 29 provides an explanation for the Create Concatenating Set page.
Table 29: Create Concatenating Set Page Field Names and Descriptions Field Name Available Storage Selected Storage Field Description Storage available to support concatenation. When you select a disk selection disk in the Available Storage field, it displays in this field.

Note: To execute the Concatenate function, your operating system must support dynamic volume expansion. Refer to Chapter 2 on page 25 for more information on operating systems that support dynamic volume expansion.

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Working with Remote Copy Sets


The remote copy function lets you maintain a copy of selected virtual disks from an initiator controller or controller pair to a remotely located controller or controller pair (target). This setup is referred to as a peer-to-peer configuration. After you have configured your initiator and target controller or controller pair, you can create the connection between them by creating remote copy sets. This step allows mirrored data to be stored remotely at the target site. You can view the remote copy set connections in the Connections tab of the Controller Properties page. After the connections are established at the initiator site, a full copy to the target site is initiated. A maximum of 12 remote copy sets can be added per initiator-target controller pair.
Note: See Appendix B on page 237 for details on setting up needed peer node connections to use remote copy functions.

Creating a Remote Copy Set


To create a remote copy set: 1. From the Navigation pane, expand the needed Subsystem tree (if not already expanded) by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Subsystem icon. 2. Expand the Virtual Disk tree by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Virtual Disks icon. 3. Click the virtual disk that you will use as an initiator in the remote copy set. The Virtual Disk General Properties page displays. 4. Click Advanced Options from the Content pane toolbar. 5. Click Create RCS. The Add Remote Copy Sets page displays (see Figure 49).

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Figure 49: Add Remote Copy Sets page

6. Enter a remote copy set name in the RCS Name field. Refer to Table 30 for details on valid field entries.
Note: After a name has been entered and submitted, the name cannot be changed. If the wrong name is entered, the remote copy set must be deleted and then added again.

7. Ensure that the correct local initiator LUN displays in the Local Initiator LUN field. If an incorrect LUN displays, you must reselect the appropriate virtual disk. 8. Enter the remote copy node name (optional). 9. Enter the remote target LUN name in the Remote Target LUN field (optional). 10. Click either Synchronous or Asynchronous.
Note: The failover mode is always set to Manual. This setting cannot be changed.

11. Specify the Outstanding I/Os. 12. Click Submit.

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When the operation successfully completes, the Virtual Disk Remote Copy Properties page displays. Table 30 provides information on valid field entries for the Add Remote Copy Sets page.
Table 30: Add Remote Copy Sets Page Field Names and Descriptions Field Name RCS Name Field Description Allows you to specify a distinct name for the new remote copy set being configured. The name can contain any alpha character, any number greater than zero, periods (.), dashes (-) and underscores (_). No other characters are not permissible. The remote copy set name may consist of a maximum of 8 characters. The name specified must be unique across the fabric. Displays the LUN of the RCS initiator unit. Allows you to specify the remote node name of the controller pair, called a node, receiving the command. The name can contain any alphanumeric characters, periods (.), dashes (-) and underscores (_). The remote copy set name may consist of a maximum of 8 characters. Allows you to specify the target unit name of the unit on the remote node to be added as the target of the remote copy set.

Local Initiator LUN Remote Target Node Name

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Table 30: Add Remote Copy Sets Page Field Names and Descriptions (Continued) Field Name Operation Mode Field Description Allows you to select which of two normal operating modes is assigned to the remote copy set. SynchronousWrite operations must be completed on the remote units of the remote copy set before the host is informed that the operation is complete. Synchronous operation assures data consistency at all times among the members of a remote copy set. AsynchronousWrite operation is reported as complete to the host before the data is written to the remote units of the remote copy set. Asynchronous mode provides better performance and faster response times, but the data on all members of the remote copy set cannot be assumed to be always the same. Failover Mode settings are Manual and Automatic. Currently, only Manual is supported. While the failover mode is selected, a site failover can only occur through CLI commands. This switch sets the number of outstanding I/O operations from the initiator to the target. The way this switch operates depends on the setting in the Operation Mode field: In Synchronous mode, the I/O setting refers to the number of remote writes (write operations from the initiator to the target) that can be outstanding. In Asynchronous mode, the I/O setting refers to the number of write operations that can be reported as completed to the host before they have been written on all the members of the remote copy set. The default is 240.

Failover Mode Outstanding I/Os

Modifying a Remote Copy Set


The operating parameters and detailed attributes of the Remote Copy function are displayed on the Remote Copy tab available on the Virtual Disk General Properties page. When the Remote Copy tab is selected, the Virtual Disk Remote Copy Properties page displays. The following remote copy fields can be modified:

Remote Target Remote Target Node Name Remote Target LUN ID Operation Mode

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Outstanding I/Os

To make modifications to any of the above fields: 1. Enter changes or make selections as needed on the Remote Copy tab. 2. Click Submit from the Content pane of the Virtual Disk Remote Copy Properties page. Refer to Table 30 for more information on these fields.
Caution: If you replace an existing remote copy set target with an invalid target, no target will be available. If this situation occurs, add a good target by repeating the remote copy set modification procedure.

Deleting a Remote Copy Set


You can delete a remote copy set from the Remote Copy tab of the Virtual Disk General Properties page. In doing so, the HSG Element Manager deletes the initiator and target units of a specified remote copy set.
Caution: A remote copy set can be deleted only if the error mode of the remote copy set is normal. Also, if the remote copy set is a member of an association, the association must be deleted before the remote copy set is deleted.

To delete a remote copy set: 1. From the Navigation pane, expand the needed Subsystem tree (if not already expanded) by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Subsystem icon. 2. Expand the Virtual Disk tree by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Virtual Disks icon. 3. Click the virtual disk of the remote copy that is to be deleted. The Virtual Disk General Properties page displays. 4. Click the Remote Copy tab from the Content pane.

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Caution: Make sure that you want to delete the selected remote copy set. The system immediately deletes the remote copy set, without displaying a confirmation pop-up, after you click Delete.

Note: Remote copy set information displays in the Unit Name field for future reference.

5. Click Delete.
Note: The Delete button displays in the Content pane of the Virtual Disk General Properties page only. If the button displays, check to make sure that the error mode is Normal and that there are no associations attached to the remote copy.

Removing Members
The Remove Member option works in conjunction with those virtual disks that have a redundancy level of RAID-1 (mirrorset) or RAID 0+1 (striped mirrorset), as well as working with RAID 3/5 (enhanced parity stripeset) under certain circumstances. The Remove Member option removes a disk from an existing virtual disk storageset. The removed disk drive is then added to the failedset.
Caution: The virtual disks in your subsystem are logical containers that hold your user data. Although they do not exist in a physical sense, it is their logical structure that ties together the physical pieces of data that are spread across their members. Use extreme caution when deleting a member of a virtual disk. You may be putting valuable user data at risk if you delete a member inappropriately.

Note: For each reduced mirrorset, there must be at least one remaining normal member after the reduction. If this is not true for all of the disks specified, the mirrorset is not reduced.

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To remove a member from a storageset: 1. From the Navigation pane, click the virtual disk needing to have a member removed. 2. Click Advanced Options from the Content pane toolbar. The Virtual Disk Advanced Options page displays (see Figure 50).

Figure 50: Virtual Disk Advanced Options page

3. Click Remove Members. The Remove Member page displays (see Figure 51).

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Figure 51: Remove Member page

4. Select the physical disk to be removed from the virtual disk from the Select One Member to Remove list box.
Note: You can select only one member to remove at a time.

5. Click Submit. The system processes your request.


Note: When creating virtual disks, the HSG Element Manager may transparently partition a disk, and the partitions may be used in separate virtual disks. If you remove a partitioned disk as a member of one virtual disk, you automatically remove it from all the virtual disks of which it is a member. If a virtual disk has only one member, that member cannot be deleted.

Adding a Disk
The Add Disk option adds one or more disks to a created RAID-1 or RAID 3/5 virtual disk. This option can be used only if the created virtual disk has fewer than the minimum disks required or is in a reduced state. Additionally, the created virtual disk must have its replacement policy set to None.

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To add a disk to a qualifying virtual disk: 1. From the Navigation pane, expand the needed Subsystem tree (if not already expanded) by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Subsystem icon. 2. Expand the Virtual Disk tree by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Virtual Disks icon. 3. Click a virtual disk that needs a physical disk added. The Virtual Disk General Properties page displays. 4. Click Advanced Options from the Content pane toolbar. The Virtual Disk Advanced Options page displays. 5. Click Add Disk. The Add a New Physical Disk page displays. 6. Select a disk from the Available Disk(s) list box. The Selected Storage field is automatically updated. 7. Click Submit. A confirmation pop-up displays. 8. Click OK to proceed with the disk addition process. The newly added disk displays on the Virtual Disk General Properties page in the Membership category of the General tab.

Deleting a Virtual Disk


The Delete [virtual disk name] button, available from the Virtual Disk Advanced Options page, lets you remove a virtual disk permanently from the subsystem. The system removes and frees all subsystem resources that are associated with the virtual disk, as appropriate. All data on this virtual disk is then lost.
Caution: Use extreme caution when deleting a virtual disk. You may be deleting valuable user data. If you delete a virtual disk that is being used to communicate with your subsystem, you will lose the connection with your subsystem.

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To delete a virtual disk: 1. From the Navigation pane, expand the needed Subsystem tree (if not already expanded) by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Subsystem icon. 2. Expand the Virtual Disk tree by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Virtual Disks icon. 3. Click the virtual disk to be deleted. The Virtual Disk General Properties page displays. 4. Click Advanced Options from the Content pane toolbar. The Virtual Disk Advanced Options page for the virtual disk displays.
Note: If a virtual disk is used in another configuration, such as a remote copy set, it cannot be deleted.

5. Click Delete [virtual disk name] to delete the virtual disk. A Caution dialogue box displays on the screen. 6. Click OK to delete the virtual disk.

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The HSG Element Manager lets you view information about individual host connections in your HSG network. A host is a computer that uses the storage in the subsystem. Each host is connected to the fabric through one or more Fibre Channel adapters (FCAs). An FCA is a hardware device that enables a host computer to use the Fibre Channel transmission protocol. Each Fibre Channel port on a host adapter has a World Wide Name (WWN). Typically, the host operating system reports the WWNs of all the FCA ports in the host. The WWN also appears on a sticker on the FCA board. Clicking the Hosts icon from the Navigation pane displays host connection summary information in the Content pane (see Figure 52).

Figure 52: Host Connection Summary page

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Table 31 provides descriptions for the fields displayed on the Host Connection Summary page.
Table 31: Host Connection Summary Page Field Names and Descriptions Field Name Number of Hosts Online Hosts Offline Hosts Field Description Displays the number of subsystem-to-host connections that are present for the selected subsystem. These host connections are also reflected on the Connections tab of the Controller Properties page. Displays the number of host connections currently attached to the subsystem. Displays the number of hosts configured for connection to the subsystem but are not currently connected to the subsystem.

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Accessing Host Connection Properties


The Host Connection Properties page displays the properties of the individual host port connections. This page is the single point for understanding how each host is attached to your HSG network, and its association with virtual disks, if any. To access the Host Connection Properties page: 1. From the Navigation pane, expand the Subsystem tree (if not already expanded) of the host connection you want to access by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Subsystem icon. 2. Expand the Hosts tree (if not already expanded) by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the Hosts icon. 3. Select the host connection you want to access. The Host Connection Properties page displays (see Figure 53).

Figure 53: Host Connection Properties page

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Table 32 describes the fields that are displayed on the Host Connection Properties page.
Table 32: Host Connection Properties Page Field Names and Descriptions Field Name OS Field Description Host Properties Displays the host computer operating system. One of the following operating systems displays: WINNT IBM VMS

TRU64_UNIX SNI SUN SGI HP NETWARE AIX_CAMBEX HP_VSA

Port Address Status Offset Host ID FCA Adapter ID LUN ID

Displays which controller port the host computer is configured for. For dual Fibre Channel host ports, this field displays port 1 or port 2. Displays the fabric-assigned physical address of the host adapter for the selected connection. Displays whether the selected connection is attached to the subsystem. If the connection is attached, the Status field will indicate that it is online. Otherwise, it indicates that it is offline. Displays the decimal integer used to determine the LUN address of a virtual disk on a specific connection. Offsets can range from decimal 0 to 199. Displays the World Wide Name of the host. Displays the World Wide Name of the host Fibre Channel adapter. Virtual Disks Attached Displays the Fibre Channel network identifier for the virtual disk. The ID consists of the controller World Wide Name, along with a unique numerical string added by the controller at the time the disk was created.

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Table 32: Host Connection Properties Page Field Names and Descriptions Field Name State Field Description Displays the current operational state of the virtual disk.There are two operational states: OnlineIndicates that the virtual disk is attached to the subsystem. OfflineIndicates that the virtual disk is not attached to the subsystem Displays the virtual disk storage capacity in megabytes. Displays the defined virtual disk RAID level option: JBODSingle disk RAID-0Stripeset RAID-1Mirrorset RAID 0+1Striped mirrorset RAID 3/5Striped parity set

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This chapter describes how to monitor selected subsystems through the HSG Element Manager Event Log. Refer to Appendix A for more information on specific events and how to resolve common HSG Element Manager problems.

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Working with the Event Log


The HSG Element Manager Event Log is a useful tool for troubleshooting subsystem problems in your HSG network. The HSG Element Manager logs failure, warning, and informational events for your subsystem and subsystem components. The HSG Element Manager Event Log also tracks the status of some HSG Element Manager commands. Each time the system encounters notable changes or problems, it records them on the HSG Element Manager Event Log. Certain types of events can be sent to you through a e-mail or SNMP trap address. This feature is configured from the Notification Methods page available through the Subsystem Properties page. Refer to Chapter 3 for additional information on setting up your subsystem notification method. To view the HSG Element Manager Event Log, click the Status Indicator icon below Status on the Session pane. The HSG Element Manager Event Log displays (see Figure 54). If problems occur within your subsystem, the Status Indicator will display Warning, Attention, or Failure. When displaying the HSG Element Manager Event Log, by default, the application automatically displays the most recent events first for the last 100 events added to the log.

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Status Indicator

Figure 54: HSG Element Manager Event Log

Table 33 describes the fields displayed on the HSG Element Manager Event Log.
Table 33: HSG Element Manager Event Log Field Names and Descriptions Field Name Display: Up to Unacknowledged events only Acknowledged and unacknowledged events Field Description Allows you to enter the number of events to be displayed in the event list. Indicate a number greater than zero. Allows you to display only those events that have not been acknowledged on subsystems up to the number of events specified in the Up to field. Allows you to display those events that are marked acknowledged and those events that have not been acknowledged up to the number of recent events specified in the Up to field.

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Table 33: HSG Element Manager Event Log Field Names and Descriptions Field Name Acknowledge Field Description Allows you to mark a selected event or events as acknowledged. When you elect to display unacknowledged events only, the selected item is not displayed in the event listing on the log. Any similar event is also marked as acknowledged up to an hour past the time of an acknowledged event. If an event is a duplicate of an event that has been generated within the last hour and that previous event was acknowledged, the duplicate event will not appear on the HSG Element Manager Event Log. Note: In rare instances, if an event marked as acknowledged is still generated after an hour, the system will unacknowledge all similar events. Device ID Event Name Severity Displays the serial number of the HSG controller. Displays the code number for the event logged. Refer to Appendix A for a list of codes and additional information on event names. Displays the severity of the event. There are three categories of severity: FailureIndicates that the subsystem or subsystem component is not functioning within the subsystem and may need immediate attention. WarningIndicates that there is a potential problem and the event should be remedied. InformationReveals informational details. The event requires no action. Displays the date and time the event was detected and reported. The date is reported as mm/dd/yyyy and the time as hh:mm:ss. Displays an event description.

Time Message

When using the HSG Element Manager Event Log, the most common and important function involves acknowledging events. Acknowledging events indicates you have remedied or reviewed a logged event. More importantly, when acknowledging events, you communicate to the system that a logged event has

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been resolved and, in acknowledging an event, the system to updates the status reported beneath the Status Indicator on the Session pane. See Chapter 3 of this guide for other information on the Status Indicator in the Session pane. The following sections cover information on acknowledging events, and information on displaying events.

Acknowledging All Events


To acknowledge all events and cause the system to update its operational state: 1. Click the Status Indicator on the Session pane. The HSG Element Manager Event Log displays. 2. Click Acknowledge All from the Content pane toolbar. A confirmation pop-up displays.
Note: After you acknowledge all displayed events and click Submit, the operation cannot be reversed. However, if a failed subsystem or subsystem component needing attention has not been remedied after events have been acknowledged, the system will continue to report the problem to the HSG Element Manager Event Log until it is corrected.

3. Click OK to complete your request. The system will mark all events as acknowledged.
Note: When a failure event is acknowledged on the HSG Element Manager Event Log, all subsequent occurrences of the event within a one-hour period are reset to Acknowledged. With certain failure events, if the user acknowledges the event, all previous occurrences of the event reset to Unacknowledged.

Acknowledging Selected Events


You can elect to acknowledge only selected events on the HSG Element Manager Event Log. To acknowledge selected events: 1. Click the Status Indicator on the Session pane. The HSG Element Manager Event Log displays (see Figure 54).

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2. Click the empty box of the event you wish to acknowledge in the Acknowledge column.
Note: After you acknowledge selected events and click Submit, the operation cannot be reversed. However, if a failed subsystem or subsystem component needing attention has not been remedied after events have been acknowledged, the system will continue to report the problem to the HSG Element Manager Event Log until it is corrected.

3. Click Submit. All events selected are marked as acknowledged.


Note: When a failure event is acknowledged on the HSG Element Manager Event Log, all subsequent occurrences of the event within a one-hour period are reset to Acknowledged. With certain failure events, if the user acknowledges the event, all previous occurrences of the event reset to Unacknowledged.

Displaying Events (Unacknowledged or Acknowledged and Unacknowledged)


You can display a selected number of consecutive events and specify whether to display only unacknowledged events or both acknowledged and unacknowledged events. To modify the HSG Element Manager Event Log display: 1. Click the Status Indicator on the Session pane. The HSG Element Manager Event Log displays (see Figure 54). 2. Enter any number greater than zero in the Up to field to specify the number of events to be displayed. 3. Click one of the following buttons:

Unacknowledged events only (to display only those events that have not been acknowledged) Acknowledged and unacknowledged events (to display both acknowledged and unacknowledged events)

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Note: After you acknowledge the displayed events and click Submit, the operation cannot be reversed. However, if a failed subsystem or subsystem component needing attention has not been remedied after events have been acknowledged, the system will continue to report the problem to the HSG Element Manager Event Log until it is corrected.

4. Click Submit. The system updates the list of events based on your selection criteria. Also, the Status Indicator displayed in the Session pane displays OK, Failure, or Attention.

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This appendix provides a detailed listing of HSG Element Manager Event Log messages and troubleshooting guidelines for resolving common HSG Element Manager errors. You may also contact HP technical support.
Note: For continuous quality improvement, calls may be recorded or monitored.

Outside of North America, contact your nearest HP location. Access the HP website at www.hp.com for details on the HP location nearest you.

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The following subsections provide information on events that are reported to the HSG Element Manager Event Log.

Information-related Event Messages


Table 34 lists information-related messages that can be displayed in the HSG Element Manager Event Log. These messages are informational only, and you may acknowledge these messages as needed. See Chapter 7 for more information on acknowledging HSG Element Manager Event Log messages.
Table 34: Information-related HSG Element Manager Event Messages Event Number 6001 6002 6003 6005 6007 6008 6010 6015 6016 6143 6163 6170 6172 6174 6179 6181 6183 6184 6185 6186
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Event Description HSG Subsystem object created Sense Data found Virtual Disk state changed to online Virtual Disk container state changed to good Virtual Disk container state changed to Reconstructing Virtual Disk container state changed to Initializing Physical device state changed to good Other controller is reachable Controller Cache Battery state changed to good SCSI command did not complete Miscellaneous info Initialize container failed Initialized container successfully Reservation mutex check failed Add virtual disk member success Rejected because of reservation A virtual disk has been reserved A virtual disk has been unreserved Virtual disk reservation failure Management lock down change
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Table 34: Information-related HSG Element Manager Event Messages (Continued) Event Number 6191 6170 6172 6174 6179 6181 6183 6184 6185 6186 6191 6019 6041 6042 6043 6044 6046 6058 6059 6060 6061 6062 6063 6064 6068 6075 6077 6079 Initialize container failed Initialized container successfully Reservation mutex check failed Add virtual disk member success Rejected because of reservation A virtual disk has been reserved A virtual disk has been unreserved Virtual disk reservation failure Management lock down change Code patch successfully loaded Controller Cache state changed to good Virtual Disk deleted Virtual Disk created Device added Device deleted Host Connection went online Snapshot created Virtual Disk modified Device modified Controller modified Host Connection modified Host Connection renamed Host Connection deleted Virtual Disk member removed EMU state now valid Power supply is now good Fan is now good Event Description Code patch successfully loaded

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Table 34: Information-related HSG Element Manager Event Messages (Continued) Event Number 6081 6083 6084 6087 6089 6090 6091 6093 6095 6097 6099 6101 6103 6105 6107 6112 6113 6115 6116 6118 6119 6120 6121 6122 6123 6124 6126 6127 Temperature is now good Airflow is now good EMU is present Cabinet is now online Master cabinet has controller installed Controller present but present in slave cabinet Master cabinet has controller installed UPS is now good Shelf is good Voltage is now good Other controller now good Communication with subsystem is now up Remote Copy Set created Remote Copy Set Deleted Remote Copy Set Modified Association created Association deleted Association modified Device is untransportable Item is already used Device added to Spare Set Device removed from Spare Set Device removed from Failed Set Attempt to expand Virtual Disk failed Virtual Disk expanded Virtual Disk not expandable Storage Set modified Attempt to modify Chunksize failed Event Description

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Table 34: Information-related HSG Element Manager Event Messages (Continued) Event Number 6131 6132 6133 6136 6139 6140 6141 6143 6144 6145 6163 6170 6172 6174 6179 6181 6183 6184 6185 6186 6191 7004 7005 7013 7014 Event Description Top Controller is rebooting Bottom Controller is rebooting Both Controllers are rebooting Operating state is normal Top controller is done rebooting Bottom controller is done rebooting Both controllers are done rebooting SCSI command did not complete EMU modified EMU modify failed Miscellaneous info Initialize container failed Initialized container successfully Reservation mutex check failed Add virtual disk member success Rejected because of reservation A virtual disk has been reserved A virtual disk has been unreserved Virtual disk reservation failure Management lock down change Code patch successfully loaded HSG Subsystem API has received Invalid show other output HSG Subsystem API has received Invalid show unit output HSGSubsystem API This controller rebooting HSGSubsystem API Other controller rebooting

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Table 34: Information-related HSG Element Manager Event Messages (Continued) Event Number 7015 New HSG80 HSG80 Up New HSG80 found HSG80 is communicating Event Description HSGSubsystem API Both controllers rebooting

Failure Event Messages


Table 35 lists, in numerical order, Failure event messages that may display in the HSG Element Manager Event Log of the HSG Element Manager. Failure messages require you to resolve the problem. The Problem/Resolution column of Table 35 provides recommended steps for resolving Failure event messages.
Table 35: Failure-related HSG Element Manager Event Messages Event Number 6006 Event Description Virtual Disk container state changed to failed Physical device state changed to failed Controller Cache Battery state changed to bad Controller Cache state changed to bad Controller Cache state changed to invalid Problem/Resolution Check disk members. Determine whether one can be replaced. Determine whether disk can be replaced. Replace cache battery.

6011 6018

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Table 35: Failure-related HSG Element Manager Event Messages (Continued) Event Number 6022 Event Description Failed to refresh HSG Subsystem Problem/Resolution This is a rare message. It indicates that there is an internal software issue with the HSG Element Manager. It signifies that the internal refresh mechanism has a problem. However, the HSG Element Manager usually recovers from this event. 1. Determine whether any other applications that use the HSG Element Manager have had problems about this same time. 2. Determine whether data that the HSG Element Manager reports is valid. 3. If data does not recover or you see adverse behavior in other HSG products, contact your HP authorized service representative. This is a rare message. It indicates that there is an internal software issue with the HSG Element Manager. It signifies that the internal refresh mechanism has a problem. However, the HSG Element Manager usually recovers from this event. 1. Determine whether any other applications that use the HSG Element Manager have had problems about this same time. 2. Determine whether data that the HSG Element Manager reports is valid. 3. If data does not recover or you see adverse behavior in other HSG products, contact your HP authorized service representative. This is a rare message. It indicates that there is an internal software issue with the HSG Element Manager. It signifies that the internal refresh mechanism has a problem. However, the HSG Element Manager usually recovers from this event. 1. Determine whether any other applications that use the HSG Element Manager have had problems about this same time. 2. Determine whether data that the HSG Element Manager reports is valid. 3. If data does not recover or you see adverse behavior in other HSG products, contact your HP authorized service representative.

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Table 35: Failure-related HSG Element Manager Event Messages (Continued) Event Number 6025 Event Description Failed to refresh Devices Problem/Resolution This is a rare message. It indicates that there is an internal software issue with the HSG Element Manager. It signifies that the internal refresh mechanism has a problem. However, the HSG Element Manager usually recovers from this event. 1. Determine whether any other applications that use the HSG Element Manager have had problems about this same time. 2. Determine whether data that the HSG Element Manager reports is valid. 3. If data does not recover or you see adverse behavior in other HSG products, contact your HP authorized service representative. This is a rare message. It indicates that there is an internal software issue with the HSG Element Manager. It signifies that the internal refresh mechanism has a problem. However, the HSG Element Manager usually recovers from this event. 1. Determine whether any other applications that use the HSG Element Manager have had problems about this same time. 2. Determine whether data that the HSG Element Manager reports is valid. 3. If data does not recover or you see adverse behavior in other HSG products, contact your HP authorized service representative. This is a rare message. It indicates that there is an internal software issue with the HSG Element Manager. It signifies that the internal refresh mechanism has a problem. However, the HSG Element Manager usually recovers from this event. 1. Determine whether any other applications that use the HSG Element Manager have had problems about this same time. 2. Determine whether data that the HSG Element Manager reports is valid. 3. If data does not recover or you see adverse behavior in other HSG products, contact your HP authorized service representative.

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Table 35: Failure-related HSG Element Manager Event Messages (Continued) Event Number 6028 Event Description Container members do not match with system info of this container Container has too few members Container already has member STL Exception generated Problem/Resolution Indicates that there is an internal software problem. 1. Repeat the action. 2. If this problem is not resolved, contact your HP authorized service representative. Indicates that there is an internal software problem. 1. Repeat the action. 2. If this problem is not resolved, contact your HP authorized service representative. Indicates that there is an internal software problem. 1. Repeat the action. 2. If this problem is not resolved, contact your HP authorized service representative. Indicates that there is an internal software problem and that there is no e-mail or SNMP address. This event is automatically acknowledged in the HSG Element Manager Event Log. 1. Repeat the action. 2. If this problem is not resolved, contact your HP authorized service representative. Indicates that there is an internal software problem and that there is no e-mail or SNMP address. This event is automatically acknowledged in the HSG Element Manager Event Log. 1. Repeat the action. 2. If this problem is not resolved, contact your HP authorized service representative. Indicates that there is an internal software problem and that there is no e-mail or SNMP address. This event is automatically acknowledged in the HSG Element Manager Event Log. 1. Repeat the action. 3. If this problem is not resolved, contact your HP authorized service representative.

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6031

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Table 35: Failure-related HSG Element Manager Event Messages (Continued) Event Number 6034 Event Description Invalid Controller Pointer Problem/Resolution The HSG Element Manager internal software is missing a reference to the controller of a subsystem. Click Rescan on the Subsystem Properties page, or wait for the Rescan Count to increment. If this fails to correct the problem, contact your HP authorized service representative. The HSG Element Manager internal software is missing a reference to the container of a virtual disk. Click Rescan on the Subsystem Properties page, or wait for the Rescan Count to increment. If this fails to correct the problem, contact your HP authorized service representative. Physical disk or virtual disk has been removed or has failed in the storage system between the time the expand was requested from the Virtual Disk Advanced Options page and when the actual concatenation was requested from the Create Concatenating Set page. This event should return more detailed information on the specific cause of the failure. Rescan the subsystem, and try your request again. Also check the state of physical disks for an incompatible state. More specific information is returned in the message field. 1. Based on specific information supplied, take required action as appropriate. 2. If this problem is not resolved, contact your HP authorized service representative. More specific information is returned in the message field. 1. Based on specific information supplied, take required action as appropriate. 2. If this problem is not resolved, contact your HP authorized service representative.

6035

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6122

Attempt to expand Virtual Disk failed

6051

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Table 35: Failure-related HSG Element Manager Event Messages (Continued) Event Number 6053 Event Description Attempt to modify Controller failed Problem/Resolution More specific information is returned in the message field. 1. Based on specific information supplied, take required action as appropriate. 2. If this problem is not resolved, contact your HP authorized service representative. More specific information is returned in the message field. 1. Based on specific information supplied, take required action as appropriate. 2. If this problem is not resolved, contact your HP authorized service representative. More specific information is returned in the message field. 1. Based on specific information supplied, take required action as appropriate. 2. If this problem is not resolved, contact your HP authorized service representative. More specific information is returned in the message field. 1. Based on specific information supplied, take required action as appropriate. 2. If this problem is not resolved, contact your HP authorized service representative. More specific information is returned in the message field. 1. Based on specific information supplied, take required action as appropriate. 2. If this problem is not resolved, contact your HP authorized service representative. More specific information is returned in the message field. 1. Based on specific information supplied, take required action as appropriate. 2. If this problem is not resolved, contact your HP authorized service representative.

6054

Attempt to modify Host Connection failed

6055

Attempt to delete Host Connection failed

6056

Attempt to rename Host Connection failed

6057

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Table 35: Failure-related HSG Element Manager Event Messages (Continued) Event Number 6066 Event Description Attempt to Delete Storage Set failed Problem/Resolution More specific information is returned in the message field. 1. Based on specific information supplied, take required action as appropriate. 2. If this problem is not resolved, contact your HP authorized service representative. More specific information is returned in the message field. 1. Based on specific information supplied, take required action as appropriate. 2. If this problem is not resolved, contact your HP authorized service representative. More specific information is returned in the message field. 1. Based on specific information supplied, take required action as appropriate. 2. If this problem is not resolved, contact your HP authorized service representative. More specific information is returned in the message field. 1. Based on specific information supplied, take required action as appropriate. 2. If this problem is not resolved, contact your HP authorized service representative. More specific information is returned in the message field. 1. Based on specific information supplied, take required action as appropriate. 2. If this problem is not resolved, contact your HP authorized service representative. More specific information is returned in the message field. 1. Based on specific information supplied, take required action as appropriate. 2. If this problem is not resolved, contact your HP authorized service representative.

6067

Attempt to Delete Device failed

6069

Attempt to remove a member from a Virtual Disk failed Invalid Device Pointer

6070

6071

Attempt to remove Failed Set member failed

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Table 35: Failure-related HSG Element Manager Event Messages (Continued) Event Number 6073 Event Description Attempt to remove member from Spare Set failed Problem/Resolution More specific information is returned in the message field. 1. Based on specific information supplied, take required action as appropriate. 2. If this problem is not resolved, contact your HP authorized service representative. Verify and replace power supply. Verify and replace fan. Verify and cool environment. Check vents to ensure that they are not blocked by debris. Verify and replace unit. Contact your HP authorized service representative. Contact your HP authorized service representative.

6076 6078 6080 6082 6085 6086 6088

Power supply has gone bad Fan has gone bad Temperature is bad Airflow is bad EMU is no longer present Cabinet is now offline Master cabinet has no controller installed UPS has gone bad Shelf is bad Voltage has gone bad

6092 6094 6096

Verify and replace UPS. Verify and replace shelf. Contact your HP authorized service representative.

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Table 35: Failure-related HSG Element Manager Event Messages (Continued) Event Number 6100 Event Description Communication with subsystem has gone down Problem/Resolution 1. Wait to see if communication resumes. 2. If communication does not resume, check the Open SAN Manager to determine whether there is a legitimate path from appliance to subsystem. 3. If the path has failed, fix this path. 4. If there is a legitimate path, run ScanBus. If ScanBus does not return a path, shut down the storage management appliance, subsystem, and switch. Reboot these in reverse order: switch, subsystem, and then the storage management appliance. If ScanBus shows a path, but it does not show the path in the HSG Element Manager, contact your HP authorized service representative. More specific information is returned in the message field. 1. Based on specific information supplied, take required action as appropriate. 2. If this problem is not resolved, contact your HP authorized service representative. More specific information is returned in the message field. 1. Based on specific information supplied, take required action as appropriate. 2. If this problem is not resolved, contact your HP authorized service representative. More specific information is returned in the message field. 1. Based on specific information supplied, take required action as appropriate. 2. If this problem is not resolved, contact your HP authorized service representative.

6102

Attempt to create Remote Copy Set failed

6104

Attempt to Delete Remote Copy Set failed

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Table 35: Failure-related HSG Element Manager Event Messages (Continued) Event Number 6110 Event Description Attempt to Delete Association failed Problem/Resolution More specific information is returned in the message field. 1. Based on specific information supplied, take required action as appropriate. 2. If this problem is not resolved, contact your HP authorized service representative. More specific information is returned in the message field. 1. Based on specific information supplied, take required action as appropriate. 2. If this problem is not resolved, contact your HP authorized service representative. Contact your HP authorized service representative.

6111

Attempt to create Association failed

6114

Attempt to modify Association failed Attempt to make spare failed

6117

More specific information is returned in the message field. 1. Based on specific information supplied, take required action as appropriate. 2. If this problem is not resolved, contact your HP authorized service representative. More specific information is returned in the message field. 1. Based on specific information supplied, take required action as appropriate. 2. If this problem is not resolved, contact your HP authorized service representative. Contact your HP authorized service representative.

6125

Attempt to modify Storage Set failed

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Table 35: Failure-related HSG Element Manager Event Messages (Continued) Event Number 6134 Event Description Unable to communicate with top controller Problem/Resolution This message is sent out only when a Restart Top or a Restart Both request fails to restart the top controller. Check with your SAN administrator to determine whether there is a legitimate path to the top controller. If there is not, correct the problem. If there is a path, complete the following steps: 1. Wait to see if communication resumes. 2. If communication does not resume, check the Open SAN Manager to determine that there is a legitimate path from appliance to subsystem. 3. If path has failed, fix the path. 4. If there is a legitimate path, run the ScanBus utility. If ScanBus does not return a path, shut down the storage management appliance, subsystem, and switch. Reboot these in reverse order: switch, subsystem, and then storage management appliance. If ScanBus shows a path, but it does not show the path in the HSG Element Manager, contact your HP authorized service representative. This message is sent out only when a Restart Bottom or a Restart Both request fails to restart the bottom controller. Check with your SAN administrator to determine whether there is a legitimate path to the bottom controller. If there is not, correct the problem. If there is a path, complete the following steps: 1. Wait to see if communication returns. 2. If communication does not return, check the Open SAN Manager to determine that there is a legitimate path from storage management appliance to subsystem. 3. If path has failed, repair this path. 4. If there is a legitimate path, run the ScanBus utility. If ScanBus does not return a path, shut down the storage management appliance, subsystem, and switch. Reboot these in reverse order: Shut down the switch, subsystem, and then the storage management appliance. If ScanBus shows a path, but it does not show the path in the HSG Element Manager, contact your HP authorized service representative.

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Table 35: Failure-related HSG Element Manager Event Messages (Continued) Event Number 6137 Event Description Operating state is failed Problem/Resolution 1. Wait to see if communication resumes. 2. If communication does not resume, check the Open SAN Manager to determine that there is a legitimate path from storage management appliance to subsystem. 3. If path has failed, fix the path. 4. If there is a legitimate path, run the ScanBus utility. If ScanBus does not return a path, shut down the storage management appliance, subsystem, and switch. Reboot these in reverse order: switch, subsystem, and then storage management appliance. If ScanBus shows a path, but it does not show the path in the HSG Element Manager, contact your HP authorized service representative. In a dual-redundant controller configuration (transparent or multibus), one controller has failed over. Determine why the controller has failed over. (See configuration and maintenance guides for the failed-over controller.) If all attempts to correct the problem fail, contact your HP authorized service representative. More specific information is returned in the message field. 1. Based on specific information supplied, take required action as appropriate. 2. If this problem is not resolved, contact your HP authorized service representative. In trying to create a snapshot of a virtual disk, no disks or storagesets of proper size for the snapshot were available. Find unused/unassigned storagesets, delete any storagesets that are unused by units to free up the physical disks, and then rescan the subsystem. The available disk list is not up-to-date. Rescan the subsystem.

6138

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Reboot of controller failed

6168

Not enough available physical disks or unused stripes No available containers

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Table 35: Failure-related HSG Element Manager Event Messages (Continued) Event Number 6175 Event Description Container not found Problem/Resolution The HSG Element Manager internal software is missing a reference to the container of a virtual disk. Click Rescan on the Subsystem Properties page, or wait for the Rescan Count to increment. If this fails to correct the problem, contact your HP authorized service representative. The HSG Element Manager usually prevents you from adding a member when adding a member cannot be done. The HSG Element Manager also lists reasons why adding the member cannot be done on the Virtual Disk Advanced Options page of a virtual disk. Additional information on this problem is returned. Correct the issue based upon the specific information returned. If the issue cannot be resolved, contact an HP authorized service representative. This message displays when a selective management lock is attempted on a non-compatible ACS firmware version. Because the error would only occur on a controller not updated to a compatible ACS firmware version, the only way the error can occur is for a firmware change to occur and the subsystem to not have been rescanned. You must use the appropriate firmware version to use the Selective Management option. See the appropriate section in the HP StorageWorks HSG Element Manager User Guide for more information. Anytime during a rescan cycle, the controller can terminate communications link between the storage management appliance. This message may display when the controller is busy processing data requests. No action is required. Upon entering a CLI command, the controller response contains 'Warning'Action: 1. Take action based on the warning provided. If the problem persists, contact your HP authorized service representative.

6178

Add virtual disk member failed

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Operation not supported by controller firmware

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HSGSubsystem API has received Invalid show unit output HSGSubsystem API has returned controller warning text

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Table 35: Failure-related HSG Element Manager Event Messages (Continued) Event Number 7016 Event Description HSG Subsystem API has received Invalid show Association Problem/Resolution This is an internal message that indicates the system is not supplying a proper return when the SHOW ASSOCIATION command is used. The HSG Element Manager will attempt to correct this problem. You should determine if association information is accurate. If the problem persists, contact your HP authorized service representative. This is an internal message that indicates the system is not supplying a proper return when the SHOW REMOTE COPY command is used. The HSG Element Manager will attempt to correct this problem. You should determine if remote copy set information is accurate. If the problem persists, contact your HP authorized service representative. Determine whether the autospare information on the Controller Properties page is accurate. This problem may correct itself. If not, contact your HP authorized service representative. 1. Wait to see if communication resumes. 2. If communication does not resume, check the Open SAN Manager to determine that there is a legitimate path from storage management appliance to subsystem. 3. If path has failed, fix the path. 4. If there is a legitimate path, run the ScanBus utility. If ScanBus does not return a path, shut down the storage management appliance, subsystem, and switch. Reboot these in reverse order: switch, subsystem, and then storage management appliance. If ScanBus shows a path, but it does not show the path in the HSG Element Manager, contact your HP authorized service representative.

7017

HSG Subsystem API has received Invalid show Remote Copy

7019

HSG Subsystem API has received Invalid show Failed Set HSG80 not communicating

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Warning Messages
Table 36 lists, in numerical order (by Event number), Warning event messages that may display in the HSG Element Manager Event Log. Table 36 also provides recommended steps you should take to resolve Warning event messages.
Table 36: Warning-related HSG Element Manager Event Messages Event Number 6009 Event Description Virtual Disk container state changed to Reduced Controller Cache Battery state changed to low Device not found Problem/Resolution Determine whether a spareset has been subsequently used. If not, evaluate the need for adding a disk back into the container. Replace battery.

6017

6036

This is a rare message. It usually is generated as a result of a request from the Web browser (for example, removing a member from a virtual disk). The event means that a needed physical device was not found by the HSG Element Manager in one of its internal lists. 1. Evaluate the full return message to determine appropriate steps to resolve the problem. 2. Try the function again. 3. If the problem is not resolved, contact your HP authorized service representative. This is a rare message. It usually is generated as a result of a request from the Web browser (for example, removing a member from a virtual disk). The event means that a needed physical device was not found by the HSG Element Manager in one of its internal lists. 1. Evaluate full message returned to determine appropriate steps to resolve the problem. 2. Try the function again. 3. If problem is not resolved, contact your HP authorized service representative.

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Table 36: Warning-related HSG Element Manager Event Messages (Continued) Event Number 6047 Event Description Invalid parameter was found in request Problem/Resolution This event message indicates that there is an internal software problem. More specific information is returned in the message field. 1. Based on specific information supplied, take required action as appropriate. 2. If this problem is not resolved, contact your HP authorized service representative. Not generated. Typically, this event message is not generated. However, on rare occasions, it could display on an error screen returned to the Web browser. If the message displays, it indicates that a modification request has been submitted, and that the HSG Element Manager did not detect any changes. If you are certain you made modifications, and you have received this message, contact your HP authorized service representative. This message indicates that the Failsafe field on a remote copy set was not set. More specific information is returned in the message field. If you cannot correct or workaround the failure, based upon the specific reason, contact your HP authorized service representative. This message indicates that the code load either worked, and there were other events, or that the code load did not change the firmware version and did not detect events. More specific information is returned in the message field. If the problem cannot be resolved, contact your HP authorized service representative. Typically, this event message is not generated. However, on rare occasions, it could display on an error screen returned to the Web browser. It indicates that a modification request has been submitted, and that the HSG Element Manager did not detect any changes. If you are certain you made modifications, and yet you received this message, contact your HP authorized service representative.

6098 6108

Other controller failed No Modifications were made

6109

Attempt to set failsafe on Remote Copy Set failed

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Codeload Error

7009

HSG Subsystem API received modification request but no changes were found

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Table 36: Warning-related HSG Element Manager Event Messages (Continued) Event Number 7010 Event Description HSG Subsystem API received delete request but no changes were found HSG Subsystem API invalid CLI syntax or incomplete CLI command HSG Subsystem API has returned controller Problem/Resolution Typically, this event message is not generated. It indicates that there is an internal software problem. If this message displays, contact your HP authorized service representative. Typically, this event message is not generated. It indicates that the CLI command sent to the subsystem was incomplete or the syntax was incorrect. If the message displays, contact your HP authorized service representative. This event typically is not sent out, but may display in the Web browser message screen. This is a Warning message from the controller. Contact your HP authorized service representative if you do not understand the message.

7011

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Automatically Acknowledged Events


Events automatically acknowledged by the HSG Element Manager are listed in Table 37.
Table 37: Automatically Acknowledged Events Event Number 6031 6032 6033 6035 STL Exception generated. Unknown system Exception generated. HSG Exception generated. Invalid Container Pointer VirtualDiskDeletion for: <containername> VirtualDiskRemoveMember for: <containername> Create virtual disk. Container type undefined. VirtualDiskAddMember: for <containerName> SCSI command did not complete. Miscellaneous information HSG Subsystem API has lost comm to Subsystem. HSG Subsystem API has returned controller error text. Unexpected response from a SET ENABLE_MANAGERS. 1 Unexpected response from a SET THIS CONNECTIONS_LOCKED.
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Event Message

6143 6163 7001 7002

Unexpected response from a SET THIS CONNECTIONS_UNLOCKED. 1 Unexpected response from a ADD CONNECTION REJECTED_HOST. 1 Invalid PORT information on modify Rejected Connection List. 1 Firmware was not v8.7.

7003 7004 7005 7006 7007 7008

HSG Subsystem API has received an invalid Show This output. 2 HSG Subsystem API has received an invalid Show Other output. 2 HSG Subsystem API has received an Invalid Show Unit output. 2 HSGSubsystem API has received Invalid show storage output. 2 HSGSubsystem API has received Invalid show device. 2 HSGSubsystem API has received Invalid show connection output. 2

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1. 2.

If you receive this message, retry the last operation. This message typically is not sent out in a notification but could show up in the HSG Element Manager Event Log. This is an internal message that indicates the system is not supplying a proper return when the SHOW THIS command is used. The HSG Element Manager will attempt to correct this problem. You should determine if controller information is accurate. If the problem persists, contact your HP authorized service representative.

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Troubleshooting Other HSG Element Manager Problems


This section provides troubleshooting information for common errors that occur while using the HSG Element Manager. It covers the following situations:

Status Indicator errors Invalid cache errors and controller communication Invalid cache errors and unwritten cache data Metadata errors
Caution: Your controller module, cache module, and subsystem devices contain configuration information used to keep their activity synchronized. This data is called metadata. The controller reports an invalid cache error on the affected controller in situations in which there is a mismatch between the metadata in the controller module and a cache module containing unwritten data. This mismatch can result in loss of the unwritten cache data if the error is not cleared properly.

Mismatches caused by changes in controller metadata Mismatches caused by changes in cache metadata Mismatches caused by removal of the cache module

Controller errors Using more than one instance of the HSG Element Manager

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Table 38 shows common problems involving the HSG Element Manager and network resources.
Table 38: Common HSG Element Manager Problems Problem Session Pane Status Indicator The Status Indicator in the Session pane displays Failure. 1. Refresh the screen to ensure that the page is current. 2. If Failure is still displayed, click the Status Indicator icon to display the HSG Element Manager Event Log page. 3. Locate and remedy failed events as needed, and then acknowledge all failed events. 1. Refresh the screen to ensure that the page is current. 2. If Attention is still displayed, click the Status Indicator to display the HSG Element Manager Event Log. 3. Locate and remedy all events displaying Attention as needed and then acknowledge all events marked Attention. If you experience this situation, refer to the HSG Element Manager Event Log, and see your controller user guide or service guide for instructions on using the CLEAR ERRORS INVALID_CACHE command. Note: Use the CLI to issue the CLEAR ERRORS INVALID_CACHE command. After you have cleared the invalid cache error, you can use either the CLI or HSG Element Manager. If the battery in your cache is discharged when you power up the controller and if you are not using an uninterruptible power supply (UPS), the controller may produce an invalid cache error. The error may prevent communication with the controller. In this case, an event is generated. Resolution

The Status Indicator in the Session pane displays Attention.

Cache Errors & Metadata Mismatches Invalid Cache Errors and Controller Communication

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Table 38: Common HSG Element Manager Problems (Continued) Problem Mismatches Caused by Changes in Controller Metadata An invalid cache error caused by a change in the controller metadata occurs. Resolution Answer No to the invalid cache error prompt to make sure that the controller can recover the data. This clears the error without deleting unwritten cache data and synchronizes the controller metadata with that of the cache module. The controller will subsequently be able to recover the unwritten data by writing it to the appropriate devices. This situation occurs when, for example: You replace your controller module with a factory replacement or with one from a another subsystem. The controller's nonvolatile memory or memory battery fails. The invalid cache error is reported to alert you to a cache or controller module mismatch and the possibility of losing your unwritten cache data. In these situations, any unwritten cache data is valuable user data resulting from normal subsystem activity before controller metadata changed. Note: If you do not clear an invalid cache error by answering Yes or No at the invalid cache error prompt (that is, you click the Cancel button instead), the controller is prevented from completely booting. The controller boots to a point where a limited CLI command set is available, and it remains unavailable to the host until you clear the invalid cache error.

Note: Clearing an invalid cache error on THIS CONTROLLER forces a restart on the OTHER CONTROLLER.

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Table 38: Common HSG Element Manager Problems (Continued) Problem Mismatches Caused by Changes in Cache Metadata An invalid cache error caused by a change in the cache metadata occurs. Resolution In these situations, answer Yes to the invalid cache error prompt. This action clears the error, clears the cache of any unwritten data, and synchronizes the controller metadata with that of the cache module. Any residual cache data brought into the subsystem in the new cache module is purposely lost. Note: If you answer No to the invalid cache error prompt in this situation, any residual data in the cache will remain in the cache. It does not cause an error condition, but it does consume valuable cache memory. This error occurs when, for example: You replace the cache module with a factory replacement or with one from another subsystem. You initialize the cache module using the cache backup battery disable jumper during a module replacement action. A brand new system is being powered up for the first time. The unwritten cache data in these situations is not user data from your subsystem. Note: If you do not clear an invalid cache error by answering Yes or No at the invalid cache error prompt (that is, you click the Cancel button instead), the controller is prevented from completely booting. The controller boots to a point where a limited CLI command set is available, and it remains unavailable to the host until you clear the invalid cache error.

Note: Clearing an invalid cache error on THIS CONTROLLER forces a restart on the OTHER CONTROLLER.

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Table 38: Common HSG Element Manager Problems (Continued) Problem Mismatches Caused by Removal of the Cache Module An invalid cache error occurs if you remove a cache module containing unwritten cache data from your controller. Resolution To clear the error completely, you must answer No to the invalid cache error prompt. This action clears the error and causes the controller to operate in a degraded mode (write-back caching is disabled and striped parity device groups and mirrored device group are inoperative). The controller uses a small portion of its RAM memory for read caching only. The invalid cache error is reported to alert you to the potential of losing unwritten cache data. In this case, the unwritten cache data is valuable user data resulting from normal subsystem activity before you removed the cache module. The unwritten data is physically unavailable to the subsystem, however, unless you reinstall the original cache module. Upon reinstallation of the module, the controller recovers the unwritten data by writing it to the appropriate devices. Note: If you do not clear an invalid cache error by answering Yes or No at the invalid cache error prompt (that is, you click the Cancel button instead), the controller is prevented from completely booting. The controller boots to a point where a limited CLI command set is available, and it remains unavailable to the host until you clear the invalid cache error.

Note: Clearing an invalid cache error on THIS CONTROLLER forces a restart on the OTHER CONTROLLER. Controller Controller is not displayed in the Navigation pane The HSG Element Manager looks for new controllers at five-minute intervals. If a storage controller is added to the network and does not appear in the Navigation pane after five minutes, check the following: 1. Ensure that you have enabled the Automanage option from the Options page. See Chapter 3 for more information on setting this option.

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Table 38: Common HSG Element Manager Problems (Continued) Problem Controller is not displayed in the Navigation pane (Contd) Resolution 2. Refresh the Navigation pane. The HSG Element Manager does not automatically refresh itself. 3. Ensure that a dedicated LUN access path or CCL is set up to the storage management appliance connections. 4. Ensure that there is a legitimate path from the storage management appliance to the controller. 5. Go to the Connection tab of the Controller Properties page, which shows a status of online or offline for the controller. See the Chapter 4 for additional information. If the controller status is offline and your subsystem is up and seen by the HSG Element Manager, perform the following steps: 1. Disconnect FC cables connecting the storage management appliance to the FC switch and then reconnect. 2. Restart the FC switch. 3. Restart storage controllers. 4. Restart the storage management appliance. The HSG Element Manager looks for new controllers at five-minute intervals. If a storage controller has been disconnected, the Controller icon in the Navigation pane indicates the controller is in a Failed state. If this occurs, re-establish the connection. In a dual-redundant configuration, an Impaired Operating State means that one controller has shut down or has not yet restarted. In this state, the controller cannot perform certain functions, such as creating a virtual disk. Depending on the controller state, wait for the controller to finish rebooting or restart the controller. If the operating state continues as impaired, the controller may be experiencing hardware problems. This indicates that the disk has failed and must be replaced or that a disk was manually moved to the failedset.

The Controller icon in the Navigation pane indicates it is in a Failed state Impaired Operating State (Dual Configuration)

Disk Failure The Physical Disk icon in the Navigation pane indicates it is in a Failed state

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Using More than One Instance of the HSG Element Manager


More than one storage management appliance is allowed to have visibility of a subsystem, but only one instance of the HSG Element Manager should be configured to control it at any one time. Violation of this rule (for example, as a result of mistakes in soft zoning) is not expected to compromise the integrity of the SAN, but having more than one HSG Element Manager managing a single subsystem could create competition for HSG resources which would cause contention and degraded performance.

Configuration Information and Build Version Discrepancies


The code build versions displayed in the COMLib, HSGLib, and SCSILib of the Configuration Info field on the HSG Element Manager page should be the same. If there is a discrepancy among these versions, first reboot the storage management appliance. If rebooting the storage management appliance does not correct the problem, consult your HP authorized service representative. Differing version numbers may signify problems with your subsystem and the HSG Element Manager.

Invalid Field Entries


The HSG Element Manager allows you to input invalid input into some fields. If an invalid value is allowed in a field and the request is submitted, an error message will be displayed.

HP Web-Based Management Login Page Displays


The HTTP Status 404 Not Found message may display along with the HP Web-Based Management Account Login page in other panes when proceeding to use the HSG Element Manager after one of the following circumstances occur:

An HSG Element Manager update is installed. The storage management appliance is rebooted. The HSG Element Manager is restarted. The HSG Element Manager automatically times out.

Complete the following steps to redisplay the page correctly: 1. From the pane in which the HP Web-Based Management Account Login page appears, enter the passwords in both the Name and Password fields.

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Note: The default password for both fields is administrator.

2. Click OK. 3. Select the Refresh or Reload option from the Web browser menu bar. After completing the above steps, all panes will display properly.

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Establishing Remote Copy Connections

Prior to using remote copy functions, you must establish peer node connections. To do this, create a mock remote copy set: 1. Define initiator controller node names. For example: Initiator1. 2. Define target controller node names. For example: Target1. 3. Add a remote copy set for the initiator controller. For example: ADD REMOTE_COPY_SET RCS199 D199 Target1\D199.
Note: The above command can be entered from the CLI Commands page or directly from the controller console.

The following error message is returned: Error: Initiator unit specified not found 4. Add a remote copy set for the target controller. For example: ADD REMOTE_COPY_SET RCS199 D199 Target1\D199.
Note: The above command can be entered from the CLI Commands page or from the controller console.

The following error message displays: Error: Initiator unit specified not found After these errors display, four new connections (<nodename>A <nodename>D PPRC_TARGET / PPRC_INITIATOR) are added. Then actual remote copy sets can be created based on the rules and guidelines established for creating remote copy sets. See Chapter 5 for more information on these rules and guidelines.

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5. Use connections listed on the Presentations tab of the Virtual Disk General Properties page. See Chapter 5 for more information on presenting virtual disks. 6. Access the Virtual Disk Advanced Options page and create a remote copy set. See Chapter 5 for more information on creating remote copy sets.

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Quick Reference to Configuration Guidelines

This appendix describes configuration and other information to assist you in operating the HP StorageWorks HSG Element Manager. All these rules and guidelines apply to the HSG Element Manager V1.0E. This appendix contains information on:

Controller and Controller Operation, page 240 Failover Modes Supported, page 242 Multiple Instances of the HSG Element Manager, page 242 Partitioning and Zoning, page 242 Mode Page Cooperative Locking, page 243 Compatible HP Applications, page 243 Simple Network Management Protocol and Traps, page 243 ACS Version Compatibility, page 243 Web Browser and Operating System Compatibility, page 244 Remote Copying, page 245 Expanding/Concatenating Virtual Disks, page 245 Snapshots, page 246 Security Practices, page 246 HSG Element Manager Subsystem Maintenance, page 246

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Introduction
Read this section before you configure your HSG Element Manager, and refer to it later to remind you of important restrictions in configuring and using the HSG Element Manager software.

Controller and Controller Operation


Read the following controller and controller setup guidelines and information before installing, updating, and operating the HSG Element Manager.
Note: For the purposes of this document, a dual controller configuration is considered a single HSG subsystem.

Controllers Supported The HSG Element Manager supports only HSG80 and HSG60 controllers. Storage Management Appliance and Topology Supported The HSG Element Manager runs on only the storage management appliance and does not support any other topology except switched fabric.

Single and Dual Configurations Supported The HSG Element Manager supports both dual- and single-controller configurations.

Number of Subsystems Supported The HSG Element Manager can support up to 25 subsystems. Communication between Controllers and the HSG Element Manager The HSG Element Manager must have a communication path to both controllers to function correctly. For example, in failover situations if one controller fails over to the other controller and there is no communication path to the other controller, then the HSG Element Manager ceases to communicate with the subsystem.

Connectivity Loss after Rebooting the Fibre Channel Switch In some SAN configurations, the storage management appliance may lose connectivity to HSG80 controllers after the Fibre Channel switch is rebooted. Connectivity loss can occur if the HSG80 controller goes offline and the switch attached to the storage management appliance also is not operational.

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This state may also occur if the HSG80 controller is offline at the same time that the storage management appliance is rebooting. If in either situation the storage management appliance loses connection with the HSG80 controller, cycle the port so that the storage management appliance is attached to the switch. This action causes a state change to occur for that port, and the drivers to requery all controllers visible to that port. The HSG80 controller pair is then displayed (one or two manual Web browser session rescans may be required to display updated information).
Note: Allow 30 to 60 seconds between each cycling task.

Switch Cabling Changes While the HSG Element Manager Is Running Do not change switch cabling while the HSG Element Manager is running because it uses, in part, the Fibre Channel switch port to determine subsystem communications. If this cabling is changed, subsystem information may be displayed under the wrong subsystem.

Subsystem Serial Port Use While the HSG Element Manager Is Running The serial port of a subsystem may be used while the HSG Element Manager is operating. However, you may see performance degradation in the serial port CLI or the HSG Element Manager.

Subsystem Communication and Shutting Down a Brocade Switch If you shut down a switch, the HSG Element Manager will not indicate a failure to communicate with the subsystem. If a command is issued from the HSG Element Manager when this condition exists, a timeout will occur. After the switch is turned back on, the HSG Element Manager should resume normal operation. Contact your HP authorized service representative if the problem continues.

Updating Subsystem Information and HSG Lock Timeouts You may experience HSG Lock timeouts when attempting to update subsystem information or when deleting physical disks displayed in the HSG Element Manager. The timeouts occur when background processes rescan the HSG subsystem information. If you find that HSG Lock timeouts are a problem, you may lengthen the interval time of subsystem rescans. This setting is found on the Subsystem Properties page.

Subsystem Delays and HSG Element Manager Timeout

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In rare cases, the HSG subsystem may take an extended period of time to complete a process. This may cause the HSG Element Manager to display a timeout window. For example, adding devices on a new 84-disk, 36-GB subsystem may take from 20 to 30 minutes. Due to length of time needed to complete this process, the HSG Element Manager may return a timeout window. Display of this timeout window does not indicate that the operation failed but that the HSG Element Manager has waited the maximum time allowed to remain open. If a timeout occurs, wait until the HSG Element Manager data is rescanned and determine if the process has completed.

Failover Modes Supported


The HSG Element Manager supports both Transparent and Multibus failover modes, and a No Failover mode. No Failover mode is referred to as a single controller configuration.

Multiple Instances of the HSG Element Manager


There can only be one instance at any one time of the HSG Element Manager on the storage management appliance controlling (or monitoring) HSG subsystems.

Partitioning and Zoning


Consider the following partitioning and zoning guidelines and information before installing and operating the HSG Element Manager:

Hard zone (controllers exist on different fabrics) or soft zone (multiple storage management appliances are used, each of which controls a subset of controllers) HSG networks that have a large number of subsystems. If an unusual number of HSG Element Manager timeouts occur when you attempt to perform an HSG Element Manager function, the rescan and monitor intervals (from the Subsystem Properties page and the Controller Properties page) can be lengthened or even disabled through the HSG subsystem to alleviate the problem. If a container is partitioned when the subsystem is in the Transparent Failover mode, all logical unit numbers (LUNs) must be on the same port. That is, if the first LUN is from 0 to 99, all subsequent LUNs must also be from 0 to 99. The Create Virtual Disk page does not require all LUNs to be on the same port, but an error is returned from the controller if they are not.

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Mode Page Cooperative Locking


In an environment where more than one application issues commands or monitors an HSG controller, all applications must implement the ACS Mode Page Cooperative Locking function. Approved applications that use the Mode Page Cooperative Locking function include:

HP StorageWorks Business Copy (v2.0D) HP StorageWorks Network View (v2.0B) HP StorageWorks Storage Allocation Reporter (v1.0C and v1.0D.)

Compatible HP Applications
The following HP applications can work in conjunction with the HSG Element Manager:

HP StorageWorks Business Copy (v2.0, v2.0A, v2.0B, v2.0C, and v2.0D). HP StorageWorks Network View v2.0B must be used with the HSG Element Manager to communicate with the HSG80. HP StorageWorks Command Scripter v1.0 can be used but is not recommended. Used interactively, Command Scripter can cause problems if you leave the program at a CLI input prompt, because v1.0 does not adhere to the HSG Cooperative Lock standards that the HSG Element Manager requires. Using Command Scripter v1.0B with the HSG Element Manager v1.0E is recommended.

Simple Network Management Protocol and Traps


When configured properly, the subsystem reports events to the HSG Element Manager through SNMP traps. The storage management appliance also sends out its own SNMP traps which are separate from the traps sent out by the HSG Element Manager.

ACS Version Compatibility


Consider the following controller firmware constraints when using the HSG Element Manager:

The HSG Element Manager operates with ACS v8.6 and v8.7, including:

ACS v8.6F ACS v8.6G


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ACS v8.6L ACS v8.6S ACS v8.6P ACS v8.7F ACS v8.7G ACS v8.7L ACS v8.7S ACS v8.7P ACS v8.7R ACS v8.7W

Some HSG Element Manager tasks require you to use a specific firmware version (for example, when creating snapshots, you must use ACS v8.6S or v8.7P).

Under heavy input/output (I/O) conditions, the HSG Element Manager may respond and update slowly. Upgrading the subsystem controller ACS to v8.6S, v8.6P, v8.7S, or v8.7P will improve performance.

Web Browser and Operating System Compatibility


Table 39 lists Web browsers and Web browser versions that are compatible with the HSG Element Manager.
Table 39: HSG Element Manager Web Browser Compatibility 1 Operating System Microsoft Windows NT v4.0, SP6a Microsoft Windows 2000 SP2/3 Microsoft Windows.NET 32 Microsoft Windows.NET 64 HP Tru64 UNIX v5.1, v5.1a Sun Solaris 2.7, 8 HP-UX v11.0, v11i (v11.11) Compatible Web Browsers Microsoft Internet Explorer v5.5, 6.0 Microsoft Internet Explorer v5.5, 6.0 Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 Netscape Navigator v6.2.3 Netscape Navigator v6.2.3 Netscape Navigator v6.2.1 Java Plug-in N/A N/A N/A N/A 1.3.1_03 1.4.0 1.3.1_02

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Table 39: HSG Element Manager Web Browser Compatibility 1 (Continued) Operating System HP-UX 11.22 IBM-AIX 4.3.3, 5.1 HP OpenVMS v7.2-2, v7.3, v7.3-1
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Compatible Web Browsers Netscape Navigator v6.2.1 Netscape Navigator v7.0 Compaq Secure Web Browser 1.0

Java Plug-in 1.3.1_02 1.3.1_04

Contact your HP authorized service representative if you purchased a new computer system with a newer preloaded version of Microsoft Internet Explorer not supported by the HSG Element Manager v1.0E.

Remote Copying

ACS Version The HSG Element Manager supports remote copying. Remote copying allows you to mirror one subsystem on another remotely located subsystem. To use this feature, you must operate the HSG Element Manager using ACS v8.6P or v8.7P, and your subsystem must have a peer-to-peer configuration, where one set of controllers (initiators) exists in one physical location and another set of controllers (targets) are tied to the initiators and reside at another physical location. You may have up to 12 of these remote copy sets per initiator and target pairs.

Configuring Hardware for Remote Copying Remote copying functions operate with only HSG80 controllers.

Expanding/Concatenating Virtual Disks


The HSG Element Manager lets you expand (concatenate) the capacity of a selected virtual disk through the use of the Expand button available from the Virtual Disk Advanced Options page (see Chapter 6 for more information). Expanding is a feature of ACS v8.6 and v8.7. The Expand feature can be used on only those operating systems that support dynamic volume expansion capabilities. Supporting operating systems include Windows NT and Windows 2000.

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Snapshots
The Snapshot feature allows you to make a point-in-time copy of a storage volume. You can use this copy for various functions, including data backups, restorations, data mining functions, and application testing functions, to avoid interrupting the daily operation of your subsystem. To use this capability, you must use ACS v8.6S, 8.6P, 8.7S, or 8.7P.
Note: ACS v8.6P includes 8.6S functionality. The same is true for ACS v8.7P.

Security Practices
HP strongly recommends that Web-enabled agents and utilities, and the storage management appliance, be deployed only in private networks. HP also recommends they not be used on the open Internet or on systems outside a firewall. The implementation of sound security practices, which include disabling access to nonessential ports (such as the storage management appliance port:2301), helps protect your information technology infrastructure from external disruption. HP also recommends that passwords be set up according to established security policies and be changed regularly.

HSG Element Manager Subsystem Maintenance


The HSG Element Manager automatically restarts one time each week, at 3 a.m. on Sunday, for approximately five minutes (or less, depending on your subsystem configuration) for routine subsystem maintenance.
Note: The time at which the HSG Element Manager stops for routine maintenance is the local time of the storage management appliance system clock.

After maintenance has been performed, the application is brought back online.

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This glossary defines HSG Element Manager terms used in this publication or related to this product and is not intended to be a comprehensive glossary of Glossary computer terms. ACS Array Controller Software. The software component of the HS-series array controller storage systems. ACS executes on the controller and processes input/output requests from the host, performing the device-level operations required to satisfy the requests. ANSI American National Standards Institute. A nongovernmental organization that develops standards (such as SCSI I/O interface standards and Fibre Channel interface standards) used voluntarily by many manufacturers within the United States. array All the physical disk drives in a subsystem that are known to, and under the control of, a controller pair. association A group of remote copy sets that share selectable attributes for logging and failover. Members of an association set transition to the same state simultaneously. For example, if one association set member assumes the failsafe locked condition, then other members of the association set also assume the failsafe locked condition. An association set can also be used to share a log between a group of remote copy set members that require efficient use of the log space. asynchronous Events scheduled as the result of a signal requesting the event; or that which is without any specified time relation.

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autospare A controller feature that automatically replaces a failed disk drive. The AUTOSPARE switch for the failedset can be enabled to cause physically-replaced disk drives to be automatically placed into the spareset. bad block A data block that contains a physical defect. bad block replacement A replacement routine that substitutes defect-free disk blocks for those found to have defects. This process takes place in the controller and is transparent to the host. block Also called a sector. The smallest collection of consecutive bytes addressable on a disk drive. In integrated storage elements, a block contains 512 bytes of data, error codes, flags, and the block address header. blower A variable speed airflow device that pulls air into an enclosure or element. See also fan. cabinet An alternate term used for a rack. cache High-speed memory that sets aside data as an intermediate data buffer between a host and the storage media. The purpose of cache is to improve performance. See also write caching, and mirrored caching. cache battery A rechargeable unit mounted within a controller enclosure that supplies backup power to the cache module in case of primary power shortage. CCL Command console LUN. A LUN used to establish network connections between a subsystem and the HSG Element Manager. channel An interface that allows high-speed transfer of large amounts of data. Another term for a SCSI bus. See also SCSI.

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chunk In any form of RAID that stripes data, data is stored in pieces called chunks. One chunk is stored on each member disk in the unit. Taken together, the chunks make up a stripe. The chunk size can be used in some controllers to tune the stripeset for a specific application. chunk size The number of data blocks, assigned by a system administrator, written to the primary RAIDset or stripeset member before the remaining data blocks are written to the next RAIDset or stripeset member. CLCP Code-Load Code-Patch utility. This utility can be used to download patches to the ACS software. CLI Command Line Interface. An application used to interface with the HS-series controllers. CLI enables the configuration and monitoring of a subsystem through textual commands. client A software program that uses the services of another software program. An example of an HSG Element Manager client is EVM. command console LUN A SCSI-3 virtual object that makes a controller pair accessible by the host before any virtual disks are created. Also called a communication LUN. Command Line Interface See CLI. communication logical unit number (LUN) See console LUN. container (1) Any entity that is capable of storing data, whether it is a physical disk or a group of physical disks. (2) A virtual, internal controller structure representing either a single disk or a group of disk drives linked as a storageset. Stripesets and mirrorsets are examples of storageset containers that the controller uses to create units.

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controller A hardware/firmware device that manages communications between host systems and other devices. Controllers typically differ by the type of interface to the host and provide functions beyond those the devices support. controller enclosure A unit that holds one or more controllers, power supplies, blowers, cache batteries, transceivers, and connectors. controller event A significant occurrence involving any subsystem hardware or software component reported by the controller to the HSG Element Manager. controller pair Two interconnected controller modules that together control a physical disk array. A controller pair and the disk array together constitute a subsystem. data striping The process of segmenting logically sequential data, such as a single file, so that segments can be written to multiple physical disks (usually disk drives) in a round-robin fashion. This technique is useful if the processor is capable of reading or writing data faster than a single disk can supply or accept the data. While data is being transferred from the first disk, the second disk can locate the next segment. device channel A channel used to connect storage devices to a host I/O bus adapter or controller. device ports Controller I/O components connected to the physical disk drive array of the subsystem through a device channel. Also called a device-side port. DIMM Dual inline memory module. A small circuit board holding memory chips. disk drive A carrier-mounted storage disk supporting random access to fixed-size blocks of data. disk drive blank A carrier that replaces a disk drive to control airflow within a drive enclosure whenever there is less than a full complement of storage disks.

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disk drive enclosure A unit that holds subsystem disks. disk drive enclosure event A significant operational occurrence involving a hardware or software component in the disk drive enclosure. The disk drive enclosure EMU reports these events to the controller for processing. element 1. In a disk drive enclosure, a device, such as an EMU, power supply, disk, blower, or I/O module. The object can be controlled, interrogated, or described by the enclosure services process. 2. In the Open SAN Manager, a controllable object, such as the subsystem. Element Manager application The application through which a user can control and monitor a subsystem. EMU Environmental monitoring unit. An element that monitors the status of an enclosure, including the power, air temperature, and blower status. The EMU detects problems and displays and reports these conditions to a user and the controller. In some cases, the EMU implements corrective action. environmental monitoring unit See EMU. error code The portion of an EMU condition report that defines a problem. event Any significant change in the state of the subsystem hardware or software component reported by the controller to the HSG Element Manager. See also controller event and disk drive enclosure event. fabric A Fibre Channel fabric switch, or two or more interconnected Fibre Channel switches allowing data transmission. failedset A group of disk drives that have been removed from RAIDsets due to a failure or a manual removal. Disk drives in the failedset should be considered defective and should be tested and repaired before being placed back into the spareset.

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failover The process that takes place when one controller assumes the workload of a failed companion controller. Failover continues until the failed controller is operational. fan The variable speed airflow device that cools an enclosure or element by forcing ambient air into an enclosure or element and forcing heated air out the other side. See also blower. FC HBA Fibre Channel host bus adapter. An interchangeable term for Fibre Channel adapter. See also FCA. FCA Fiber Channel Adapter. An adapter used to connect the host server to the fabric. Also called a host bus adapter (HBA) or a Fibre Channel host bus adapter (FC HBA). FCC Federal Communications Commission. The federal agency responsible for establishing standards and approving electronic devices within the United States. FCP Fibre Channel Protocol. The mapping of SCSI-3 operations to Fibre Channel. fiber The optical media used to implement Fibre Channel. fiber optics The technology in which light is transmitted through glass or plastic (optical) threads (fibers) for data communication or signaling purposes. fiber optic cable A transmission medium designed to transmit digital signals in the form of pulses of light. Fiber optic cable is noted for its properties of electrical isolation and resistance to electrostatic contamination. Fibre The international spelling that refers to the Fibre Channel standards for optical media.

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Fibre Channel A data transfer architecture designed for mass storage devices and other peripheral devices that require very high bandwidth. Fibre Channel adapter See FCA. field replaceable unit See FRU. frequency The number of cycles that occur in one second expressed in Hertz (Hz). Thus, 1 Hz is equivalent to one cycle per second. FRU Field replaceable unit. A hardware element that can be replaced in the field. This type of replacement can require special training, tools, or techniques. Therefore, FRU procedures are usually performed only by an authorized service provider. Gb Gigabit. A measurement of the rate at which the transfer of bits of data occurs. Sometimes referred to as Gb/s. Nominally, a Gb is a transfer rate of 1,000,000,000 (109) bits per second. For Fibre Channel transceivers or FC loops the Gb transfer rates are as follows:

1 Gb is a transmission rate of 1,062,500,000 bits per second. 2 Gb is a transmission rate of 2,125,000,000 bits per second.

GB Gigabyte. A unit of measurement defining either of the following:


A data transfer rate. A storage or memory capacity of 1,073,741,824 (230) bytes.

giga (G) The notation to represent 109 or 1 billion (1,000,000,000). gigabaud An encoded bit transmission rate of one billion (109) bits per second. gigabit See Gb.

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HBA Host bus adapter. See FCA. host A computer that runs user applications and uses (or can potentially use) one or more virtual disks created and presented by the controller pair. Host bus adapter See FCA. host computer See host. host port A connection point to one or more hosts through a Fibre Channel fabric. A host is a computer that runs user applications and that uses (or can potentially use) one or more of the virtual disks that are created and presented by the controller pair. host-side port See host port. hot-pluggable A method of element replacement whereby the complete system remains operational during element removal or insertion. Replacement does not interrupt data transfers to other elements. HSG Element Manager See Element Manager application. initialization A process that prepares a disk or storageset for use. interface A set of protocols used between components, such as cables, connectors, and signal levels. JBOD Just a bunch of disks. A number of disks connected to one or more controllers. just a bunch of disks See JBOD.

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K Kilo. A scientific notation denoting a multiplier of one thousand (1,000). KB Kilobyte. A unit of measurement defining either storage or memory capacity. 1. For storage, a KB is a capacity of 1,000 (103) bytes of data. 2. For memory, a KB is a capacity of 1,024 (210) bytes of data. LCD Liquid crystal display. The indicator on a panel that is associated with an element. The LCD is usually located on the front of an element. LED Light emitting diode. A semiconductor diode, used in an electronic display, that emits light when a voltage is applied to it. light emitting diode See LED. logical unit A physical or virtual device addressable through a target ID number. LUNs use the target bus connection to communicate on the SCSI bus. See also LUN. logical unit number See LUN. logon Also called login. It is a procedure by which a user or network connection is identified as being an authorized network user or participant. LUN Logical unit number. A SCSI convention used to identify elements. The host sees a virtual disk as a LUN. The LUN address assigned to a virtual disk for a particular host will be the LUN at which that host will see the virtual disk. Mb Megabit. A term defining a data transfer rate.

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MB Megabyte. A term defining either of the following:


A data transfer rate. A measure of either storage or memory capacity of 1,048,576 (220) bytes.

Mega A notation denoting a multiplier of 1 million (1,000,000). member A container that is a storage element in a RAID array. metadata Information that a controller pair writes on the disk array. This information is used to control and monitor the array and is not readable by the host. mirrored caching A process in which half of each controller write cache mirrors the companion controller write cache. The total memory available for cached write data is reduced by half, but the level of protection is greater. mirrored write-back caching A method of caching data that maintains two copies of the cached data. The copy is available if either cache module fails. mirroring The act of creating an exact copy or image of data. OSM Open SAN Manager. A centralized, appliance-based monitoring and management interface that supports multiple applications, operating systems, hardware platforms, subsystems, tape libraries, and SAN-related interconnect devices. It is included and resides on the storage management appliance, a single aggregation point for storage management. parity A method of checking whether binary numbers or characters are correct by counting the ONE bits. In odd parity, the total number of ONE bits must be odd; in even parity, the total number of ONE bits must be even. Parity information can be used to correct corrupted data. parity bit A binary digit added to a group of bits that checks to see if there are errors in the transmission.

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parity check A method of detecting errors when data is sent over a communications line. With even parity, the number of ONE bits in a set of binary data should be even. With odd parity, the number of ONE bits should be odd. password A security lock whose purpose is to allow access to specified applications. PDU Power distribution unit. The rack device that distributes conditioned AC or DC power within a rack. peer-to-peer A subsystem configuration in which one subsystem mirrors copies on another subsystem (a peer). This functionality is supported only in the ACS v8.XP. petabyte A unit of storage capacity that is the equivalent of 250 or 1,125,899,906,842,624 bytes or 1,024 terabytes. physical disk A disk drive mounted in a disk drive enclosure that communicates with a controller pair through the device-side Fibre Channel loops. A physical disk is hardware with embedded software, as opposed to a virtual disk, which is constructed by the controllers. Only the controllers can communicate directly with the physical disks. physical disk array See array. port A Fibre Channel connector on a Fibre Channel device. port_name A 64-bit unique identifier assigned to each Fibre Channel port. The port_name is communicated during the login and port discovery processes. preferred path A preference for which controller of the controller pair manages the virtual disk. This preference is set by the user through the HSG Element Manager when creating the virtual disk. A host can change the preferred path of a virtual disk at any time. The primary purpose of preferring a path is load balancing.

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protocol The conventions or rules for the format and timing of messages sent and received. rack A floor-standing structure primarily designed for, and capable of, holding and supporting subsystem equipment. All racks provide for the mounting of panels per Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) Standard RS-310-C. rack-mounting unit A measurement for rack heights based upon a repeating hole pattern. It is expressed as U spacing or panel heights. Repeating hole patterns are spaced every 44.45 mm (1.75 inches) and based on EIA Standard RS-310-C. For example, a 3U unit is 133.35 mm (5.25-inches) high, and a 4U unit is 177.79 mm (7.0-inches) high. RAID-0 A virtualization technique that provides no data protection. Host data is broken down into chunks and distributed on the disks comprising the disk group from which the virtual disk was created. Reading and writing to a RAID-0 virtual disk is very fast and makes the fullest use of the available storage, but there is no data protection (redundancy) unless there is parity. RAID-1 A virtualization technique that provides the highest level of data protection. All data blocks are mirrored, or written twice, on separate physical disks. For read requests, the block can be read from either disk, which can increase performance. Mirroring takes the most storage space because twice the storage capacity must be allocated for a given amount of data. RAID-3 A form of parity RAID in which all disks are assumed to be rotationally synchronized, and in which the data stripe size is no larger than the exported block size.

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RAID-5 A virtualization technique that uses parity striping to provide moderate data protection. Parity is a data protection mechanism for a striped virtual disk. A striped virtual disk is one whose data to and from the host is broken down into chunks and distributed on the physical disks comprising the disk group in which the virtual disk was created. If the striped virtual disk has parity, another chunk (a parity chunk) is calculated from the set of data chunks and written to the physical disks. If one of the data chunks becomes corrupted, the data can be reconstructed from the parity chunk and the remaining data chunks. read ahead caching A cache management method used to decrease the subsystem response time to a read request by allowing the controller to satisfy the request from the cache memory rather than from the disk drives. reconstruction The process of regenerating the contents of a failed member data. The reconstruction process writes the data to a spare set disk and incorporates the spare set disk into the mirrorset, striped mirrorset or RAID set from which the failed member came. redundancy 1. Element RedundancyThe degree to which logical or physical elements are protected by having another element that can take over in case of failure. For example, each loop of a device-side loop pair normally works independently but can take over for the other in case of failure. 2. Data RedundancyThe level to which user data is protected. Redundancy is directly proportional to cost in terms of storage usage; the greater the level of data protection, the more storage space is required. HP StorageWorks HSG Element Manager See Element Manager application.

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SCSI 1. Small Computer System Interface. An American National Standards Institute (ANSI) interface that defines the physical and electrical parameters of a parallel I/O bus used to connect computers and a maximum of 16 bus elements. 2. The communication protocol used between a controller pair and the hosts. Specifically, the protocol is FC-AL or SCSI on a Fibre Channel. SCSI is the higher command-level protocol and Fibre Channel is the low-level transmission protocol. The controllers have full support for SCSI-2; additionally, they support some elements of SCSI-3. SCSI-3 The ANSI standard that defines the operation and function of Fibre Channel systems. selective presentation The process whereby a controller presents a virtual disk only to the host computer authorized access. Simple Network Management Protocol See SNMP. Small Computer System Interface See SCSI. snapshot A temporary virtual disk (VD) that reflects the contents of another virtual disk at a particular point in time. A snapshot operation is done only on an active virtual disk. Only one snapshot of an active virtual disk can exist at any point. The active disk and its snapshot constitute a virtual family. SNMP Simple Network Management Protocol. A set of protocols for managing complex networks and for assisting in a network performance analysis. SNMP works by sending messages, called protocol data units, to different parts of a network. storage array A collection of disks or tapes from one or more commonly accessible subsystems, combined with a body of control software storage subsystem The controllers, storage devices, enclosures, cables, and power supplies and their software.

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StorageWorks The HP trademarked name used to describe the set of rack-mounted enclosures containing controllers, transceivers, I/O modules, EMUs, disk drives, cables, blowers, and power supplies used to design and configure a solution-specific subsystem. switch An electro-mechanical device that initiates an action or completes a circuit. TB Terabyte. A term defining either:

A data transfer rate. See also TB/s. A measure of either storage or memory capacity of 1,099,5111,627,776 (240) bytes.

TB/s Terabytes per second. A data transfer rate of 1,000,000,000,000 (1012) bytes per second. topology An interconnection scheme that allows multiple Fibre Channel ports to communicate. Point-to-point, arbitrated loop, and switched fabric are all Fibre Channel topologies. unit A container made accessible to a host. A unit may be created from a single disk drive. A unit may also be created from a more complex container, such as a RAIDset. unwritten cached data Also called unflushed data. UPS Uninterruptible power supply. A battery-operated power supply guaranteed to provide power to an electrical device in the event of an unexpected interruption to the primary power supply. Uninterruptible power supplies are usually rated by the amount of voltage supplied and the length of time the voltage is supplied.

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virtual disk A simulated disk drive created by the controllers as storage for one or more hosts. The virtual disk characteristics, chosen by the storage administrator, provide a specific combination of capacity, availability, performance, and accessibility. A controller pair simulates the characteristics of the virtual disk by deploying the disk group from which the virtual disk was created. The host computer sees the virtual disk as real, with the characteristics of an identical physical disk. virtual disk snapshot See snapshot. World Wide Name See WWN. write back caching A controller process that notifies the host that the write operation is complete after the data is written to the cache. This occurs before data is transferred to the disk. Write back caching improves response time because the write operation completes as soon as the data reaches the cache. As soon as possible after caching the data, the controller then writes the data to the disk drives. write caching A process in which the host sends a write request to the controller, and the controller places the data in the controller cache module. As soon as possible, the controller transfers the data to the physical disk drives. WWN World wide name. A unique Fibre Channel identifier consisting of a 16-character hexadecimal number. A WWN is required for each Fibre Channel communication port.

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accessing CLI Commands page 60 controller properties 76 host connection properties 193 HSG network 50 Open SAN Manager 27 physical disk properties 105 Physical Disk Summary page 103 subsystem properties 54, 61 virtual disk information 113 acknowledge events procedure 201 reversing 201 selected 201 acknowledged and unacknowledged events 202 ACS version 243 Add Association page 168 Add Client Access Level 46 Host Name 45 Add Remote Copy Sets page 181 adding associations 167 adding disks 103, 187 agent description of 41 Agent Options Add Client field 45 host systems 41 hp StorageWorks Business Copy 41 hp StorageWorks Command Scripter 41
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hp StorageWorks Network View 41 modifying 47 purpose of 41 setting 47 use of 40 AIX_CAMBEX 194 applications HSG Element Manager compatible 243 OSM 30 testing with snapshots 111 array controller software (ACS) 23, 243 associations adding 167 benefits 167 creation rules 167 deleting 171 failover configurations 167 failover method 170 modifying 170 name 169 overview 167 selecting remote copy sets 169 write history log 169 write history order 170 Asynchronous mode 183 Attention Status Indicator 31 audience 12 authorized reseller, HP 19 Automanage 38, 51, 233

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block size 147 Business Copy 243
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cache 24 Cache & Battery tab 96 cache battery 24, 230 cache errors 230 cache memory 126, 131, 136, 142, 147 cache reading and writing 126, 131, 136, 142, 153 Cancel Locate introduction 60 procedure 60 chunk size 133, 143, 149, 156 CLI Command Scripter 243 commands CLEAR ERRORS INVALID_CACHE 230 OTHER CONTROLER 232 OTHER CONTROLLER 233 THIS CONTROLLER 232, 233 executing 61 purpose of 60 Run Command 62 types of commands 60 using commands 61 CLI Commands page 61 client 45 Code Patch page 102 COMLib 235 Command Console LUN 85, 234 command language interface, See CLI Command Scripter 243 communication LUN 86, 87 communication path 240 communication status 58 Compaq Web-Based Management Account Login page 28 compatible hp applications 243 computer name and IP address 33 configuration rules and guidelines ACS version 243

applications 243 controller setup 240 discussion of ?? to 246 failover modes 242 hp applications 243 introduction 239 multiple instances of the HSG Element Manager 242 operating system compatibility 244 partitioning 242 remote copying 245 Simple Network Management Protocol 243 snapshot 246 virtual disk concatenation 245 zoning 242 Connections tab 89 Content pane function of 32 location of 30 purpose of 32 controller commands 60 communication status 58 configuration 24, 240 connection failure 234 disable read ahead cache 126, 131, 136, 142, 147 drive status 58 EMU status 58 enable read ahead cache 126, 131, 136, 147 errors 229 failover 127, 132, 139, 150, 157 host connections 88 invalid cache error 230 modifying properties 88 operating state 56 pair 240 port 194 read ahead cache 142 restart state 56 restarting 59, 72
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serial number 55, 200 setup 240 single 240 suspend rescan option 59 type 55 write back cache 131, 136, 142, 147 write requests 126 controller errors 229, 233 Controller General and CCL Properties tab 80 Controller Identification page 77 controller pair feature 23 I/O load balance 127, 132, 139, 150, 157 remote copying 180 remote target node name 182 conventions document 14 equipment symbols 15 text symbols 14 Create a RAID-0 (Stripeset) page 129 Create Concatenating Set page 179 Create JBOD Virtual Disk page 124 Create New Virtual Disk page 118 Create RAID 0+1 (Striped Mirrorset) Virtual Disk page 140 Create RAID 3/5 (RAIDset) page 145 Create RAID-1 (Mirror) page 134 Create Snapshot page 174 creating JBOD virtual disks 123 RAID 0+1 virtual disks 139 RAID 3/5 virtual disk 144 RAID-0 virtual disks 128 RAID-1virtual disks 133 remote copy sets 180 snapshots 176 spare disks 109 virtual disks 117

Default Monitor Interval 51, 52 Default Rescan Interval 51, 52 deleting associations 171 controller host connection 92 physical disks 108 remote copy sets 184 virtual disks 188 disk drive 21 disk failure 234 displaying events 202 document conventions 14 prerequisites 13 related documentation 13 drive status 58 dynamic volume expansion 23

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e-mail 69, 198 E-mail Setup page 70 EMU status 52, 58 EMU tab 99 enhanced parity stripeset 185 equipment symbols 15 error controller 229 information-related messages 206 messages 36 metadata 229 mismatches 229 resolutions ?? to 230, ?? to 230, 230 to ??, 230 to ?? event acknowledging 199, 200 codes 200, 210 date and time 200 description 200, 206, 210, 224 displaying 202 e-mail and SNMP address notification 198 failure 200 failure-related messages 210
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data mining 111 data path 23
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information 200 information-related messages 206 not acknowledged 199 notification methods 66 selecting 200 severity 200 warning 200 warning event numbers 224 warning-related messages 224 EVM, See Business Copy expand available storage 179 overview 111, 178 procedure 178 rules 178

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fabric 191 failover 240 failover modes multibus 242 transparent 242 Failure Status Indicator 31 fast-failback 169 FC, See Fibre Channel FCA, See Fibre Channel Adapter Fibre Channel 22, 194 Fibre Channel Adapter 191, 194 Fibre Channel network 194 Fibre Channel network identifier 123 fields Accepted/Rejected 92 Acknowledge 200 Acknowledged and unacknowledged events 199 Actual Transfer Rate 107 Adapter ID 92 Add Client 45, 46 Address 85, 194 Address (host adapter) 91 Airflow Sensor Status 101 Alias 39
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Allocation Class 82 Association Name 169 Auto Spare 83 Automanage 53 Available Disks 125, 130, 135, 141, 146, 175 Available Presentations 160 Available Storage 179 Battery Charge 97 Cache Flush Timer 97 Cache Status 97 Channel (1-6) 107 Chunk Size 133, 143, 149, 156 Communications State 56 Configuration Info 52 Configured for 81 Connections (host adapter) 90 Container Name 123, 153 Container Status 122, 152 Controller 77 Controller Configured for 58 Controller Firmware Revision 57 Controller Restart Options 59 Controller SN 55 Controller Status 100 Copy 154 Copy Speed 137, 142 Count 114 Date Time 84 Default Monitor Interval 52 Default Refresh Interval 52 Delete (a subsystem) 40 Delete (controller host connections) 92 Destination 69 Device ID 200 Display Up to 199 Event Name 200 Expiration Data 97 Fabric Address 95 Failover Method 170 Failover mode 183 Fan Status 100
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FCA Adapter ID 194 Firmware 78 Firmware Rev 107 Geometry 158 Hardware 78 Host ID 92, 194 Identifier 85, 155 Interval 59 Local Initiator LUN 182 LUN ID 194 Maintain Write History Order 170 Manage 40 Max Transfer 153 Maximum Cache Transfer Blocks (0-2048) 126, 131, 136, 142, 147 Membership 157 Message 200 Method 68 Mirrored Cache 98 Mode 85 Modify Agent Password 43, 44 Modify Client 46 Modify Host Presentations 158 Name (physical disk) 106 Node ID 80 Number of Hosts 192 Offline Hosts 192 Offset 91, 194 Online Hosts 192 Online/Offline 92 Operating State 56 Operation Mode 183 OS 91, 194 Outstanding I/Os 183 Password 71 Physical Disk Count 58 Port 91, 194 Port ID 95 Preferred Path 127, 132, 139, 150, 157 Presentations 128, 133, 139, 144, 150 Product ID 107 Product Version 52
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RCS Name 182 Read 153 Read Ahead 153 Read Ahead Cache 126, 131, 136, 142, 147 Read Cache 126, 131, 136, 141, 147 Read Source 137, 143, 155 Reconstruct 155 Reconstruct Rate 149 Redundancy Level 122, 152 Reenter password 71 Remote Copy Mode 85 Remote Copy Node Name 85 Remote Copy Sets 169 Remote Target LUN 182 Remote Target Node Name 182 Replacement 154 Replacement Policy 138, 143, 148 Requested Capacity 125, 130, 135, 140, 146 Requested Topology 95 Requested Transfer Rate 106 Rescan Count 59 Restart State 56 Save Controller Configuration 127, 132, 137, 142, 148 SCSI Address 78 SCSI ID 107 SCSI Version 82 Select an ID 125, 130, 135, 140, 145 Select the Snapshot ID 175 Selected Disk (JBOD virtual disk creation) 125 Selected Disk(s) 130, 135, 141, 146 Selected Disks (snapshot creation) 175 Selected Presentations 160 Selected Storage 179 Serial Number (controller) 78 Server 71 Severity 68, 200 Size 106, 195 Snapshot Source 175
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Snapshot Target 175 State 85, 106, 195 State/Monitor 58 State/Rescan 59 Status (host adapter connection) 91 Status (host connection properties) 194 Subsystem 39 Subsystem Alias 57 Subsystem Controller Type 55 Temperature Status 100 Time 200 Topology State 95 Transportable 107 Type (controller properties) 78 Type (host connection properties) 195 Unacknowledged events only 199 Unflushed Data in Cache 97 Unit Capacity 123, 152 Unit Name 122, 152 Unit State 122, 152 Units 107 UPS 98 UPS Status 101 Use Largest Available Size (No Partition) 125, 130, 135, 140, 146 Used By 107 Username 71 Vendor ID 107 Version (hardware) 97 Virtual Disks 114 Voltage Status 101 Warning (battery) 97 World Wide LUN ID 123, 153 Write Back 153 Write Back Cache 126, 131, 136, 142, 147 Write Cache Size 97 Write History Log Device 169 Write Protect 126, 131, 136, 142, 147, 157

necessary tasks 26 guidelines 239

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hardware 27, 38 Help button 31 help, obtaining 18 Home button 31 host accessing systems 24 and subsystem setup 38 World Wide Name 194 host adapter physical address 194 host connection 21, 191, 192 Host Connection Properties page 193 Host Connection Summary page 191 Host Ports tab 93, 94 host presentation 59 HP 194 authorized reseller 19 storage website 18 technical support 18 HP_VSA 194 HSG Element Manager appliance association 21 features of associations 23 dynamic volume expansion 23 eventing structure 23 host independent faults 23 overall system performance 23 remote copy sets 23 snapshots 23 storage system configuration 23 getting started installation 26 navigating 30 Open SAN Manager access 27 introduction of 21 Management Appliance compatibility 240 multiple instances of 242
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getting help 18 getting started
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operating system compatibility 244 operation in a SAN 22 purpose of 22 SANworks Command Scripter (SWCS) by Compaq use 243 SANworks Network View by Compaq use 243 StorageWorks Enterprise Volume Manager (EVM) by Compaq use 243 version in use 52 Web browser 244 HSG Element Manager Agent Options page 42 HSG Element Manager Event Log 24, 31, 197, 199, 205 HSG Element Manager page 30, 50 HSG Element Manager page components 33 HSG network 50 HSG subsystem devices 21 maximum number of 240 HSG60 controller 21, 240 HSG80 controller 21, 55, 240 HSGLib 235

Host Connection Properties page 195 overview 115

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Legend button 33 Locate cancel 60 locating a disk 108 LUN 194, 234 LUN ID 175

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Management Information Base 23 member cancelling the Locate function 161 locating 161 remote copying operation modes 183 removing 111, 185 metadata 229, 231 Microsoft Internet Explorer 244 mini-merge 169 mirrorsets overview 115 removing members 185 mismatches data recovery 231 synchronization 231 Mode Page Cooperative Locking Business Copy 243 description of 243 Network View 243 Storage Allocation Reporter 243 Modify Client Access Level 46 Host Name 46 Select 1 Client to modify 46 modifying Agent Options 47 associations 170 battery & cache properties 96 CCL properties 80

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IBM 194 icons controller icons 33 host connection icons 35 physical disks icons 34 subsystem icons 33 virtual disk icons 34 initializing uninitialized disks and storagesets 165 initiator 182, 245 invalid cache error 229, 232, 233 IP address 33

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JBOD virtual disk creating 123

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controller host connections 88 controller properties 80 HSG Element Manager Event Log display 202 HSG network properties 51 network options 51 Options 38 remote copy sets 183 subsystem (system two-step process) 36 virtual disks 162 Modifying Subsystem Properties 54

impaired 56 up 56 operating system compatible 244 Options button 31, 33 Options page 39 Options settings introduction 38 purpose of 38 OSM Home page figure 29

N
navigate 24, 30 Navigation pane 30 description 32 location of 30 purpose of 32 tree of icons 32 navigation tree 33 Netscape Navigator 244 NETWARE 194 Network View 243 notification method accessing the Notification page 66 e-mail 68 introduction 66 purpose of 66 setting 69 Notification page 67 notification severity method failure 68 information 68 warning 68

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page Add Association page 168 Add Remote Copy Sets page 181 CLI Commands page 61 Code Patch page 102 Compaq Web-Based Management Account Login page 28 Controller Identification page 77 Create a RAID-0 (Stripeset) page 129 Create Concatenating Set page 179 Create JBOD page 124 Create RAID 0+1 (Striped Mirrorset) page 140 Create RAID 3/5 (RAIDset) page 145 Create RAID-1 (Mirror) page 134 Create Snapshot page 174 Create Virtual Disk page 118 E-mail Setup page 70 Host Connection Properties page 193 Host Connection Summary page 191 HSG Element Manager Agent Options page 42 HSG Element Manager Event Log page 199 HSG Element Manager page 50 Notification page 67 Options page 39 OSM Home page 29 Physical Disk Properties page 106 Physical Disk Summary page 103
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offline host connection 195 online host connection 195 Open SAN Manager 21 operating state down 56

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Remove Member page 187 Subsystem Properties page 55 Virtual Disk Advanced Options page 173, 186 Virtual Disk General Properties page 121, 151, 162 Virtual Disk Presentation Properties page 159 Virtual Disk Summary page 113 page components on HSG Element Manager pages 33 Page Help button 32 page title 33 pane Content 30 Content pane 32 locations 31 Navigation pane 32 Session pane 31 panes 30 partitioning JBOD virtual disk 125 RAID 0+1 (striped mirrorset) virtual disk 140 RAID 3/5 virtual disk 146 RAID-0 stripeset virtual disk 130 RAID-1 (mirrored) virtual disk 135 removing a partitioned virtual disk 187 timeouts 242 virtual disk creation 187 password agent 43, 47 peer-to-peer configuration 168, 180 performance 23, 235 physical disk 59 Physical Disk Properties page 106 Physical Disk Summary page 103 point-in-time copy, See Also snapshot port connection 193 prerequisites 13

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initiator 245 overview 111, 180 remote copy set 245 target 245 working with 24 Remove Member page 187 removing members overview 111 procedure 185 removing spare disks 110 replacement policy 138, 143, 148 Rescan Count 59 rescanning data 71 Restart Controller confirmation pop-up 72 restarting controllers 72 restores 111 rules 167, 178, 235, 239 initializing uninitialized disks and storagesets 165 Run Command 66 Run Command Lock 65

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SAN, See storage area network SCSI-2 mode 87 SCSI-3 mode 87 SCSILib 235 Session pane 30 computer name 33 IP address 33 Legend button 33 location of 30 Options button 31 purpose of 31 Status Indicator 31 toolbar 31 Session pane Options button 33 Session pane toolbar 30, 33 setting Agent Options 47 Options 38 setting notification methods 69
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setting the Automanage option 51 setting the Default Monitor Interval 51 setting the Default Rescan Interval 51 setup 240 SGI 194 Simple Network Management Protocol 23, 66, 68, 69 snapshot ACS version 244 ACS version compatibility 246 application testing 111 backing up data 111 backup tasks 111 creating 176 creation rules 175 data mining 111 deleting 174 firmware version 176 mirrored writeback cache 175 overview 111, 174 preferred path 175 restoring data 111 specify size 175 unit 175 working with 24 SNI 194 SNMP, see Simple Network Management Protocol software 27 source 175 spareset 149 Status Indicator description 31 display of 31 errors 229 location of 33 using 198, 201, 202 storage area network about the technology 22 definition of 22 management of 21 storage management 22
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Storage Management Appliance 21 storage system element 32 StorageWorks 259 striped mirrorset 115, 185 striped parity sets 116 stripesets 115 submitting CLI commands 61 subsystem accessing 54 assigned name 39 configuration data JBOD virtual disk creation 127 RAID 0+1 virtual disk creation 142 RAID 3/5 virtual disk creation 148 RAID-0 virtual disk creation 132 RAID-1 virtual disk creation 137 controller 54 deleting 38 host connections 54 introduction 54 managing 27, 40 maximum number allowed 23 physical disk 54 physically add 53 physically adding 38 physically removing 38, 40 storage network 24 virtual disk 54 Subsystem Alias name character length 57 characters allowed 57 restrictions 57 Subsystem Properties page 54, 55 SUN 194 Sun Solaris 244 symbols in text 14 symbols on equipment 15 Synchronous mode 183

Association tab 171 Cache & Battery tab 96 Connections tab 89, 180 Controller Event Monitoring Unit (EMU) Tab 98 EMU tab 99 General tab 80, 153, 188 Host Ports tab 93, 94 Presentation tab 160 Presentations tab 158 Remote Copy tab 183, 184 target 175, 182, 245 TCP/IP 41 technical support, HP 18 text symbols 14 transmission protocol 191 traps 243 troubleshooting 24, 205, 229 Tru64 UNIX 244 TRU64_UNIX 194

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unacknowledged events 202 unwritten cache data 229 updates 26, 27 utilities 27, 30

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virtual disk attached 194 Available Presentations field 160 benefits of using 117 capacity 123, 195 configuration of 59 container status 122 creating 35, 117 deleting 111, 188 disable write protect 126, 131, 136, 142, 147 disk selection 135 enable write protect 136

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expanding 178 expanding/concatenating 245 failure 138, 143, 148, 154 host connection JBOD host presentation 128 RAID 0+1 host presentation 144 RAID 3/5 host presentation 150 RAID-0 host presentation 133 RAID-1 host presentation 139 ID 125, 130, 135, 140, 145 initialization 165 introduction 111 locating a member 161 maximum disk size 117 modifying 162 operational state 195 presentation field 128, 133, 139, 144, 150 presentation procedure 159 refreshing and reloading 120 specify size 125, 130, 135, 140, 146 subsystem association 21 working with 24 write protect 126, 131, 142, 147 Virtual Disk Advanced Options page 173, 186 Virtual Disk General Properties page 151, 162 Virtual Disk Presentation Properties page 159 Virtual Disk Properties Summary page 113 virtual disks working with advanced options 172 VMS 194

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warning rack stability 17 symbols on equipment 15 Web browser compatible 244 rules and guidelines Content pane Refresh/Reload option 37 more than one Web browser used 36 Web browser Back button 35 Web browser fonts and font sizes 36 Web browser Refresh/Reload button 36 use with the HSG Element Manager 35 Web browser Back button 35 websites HP storage 18 Windows 2000 244, 245 Windows NT 244, 245 WINNT 194 write history log 169 write-back cache 72 write-back caching 233 WWN, World Wide Name 191

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zoning configuration guidelines 242 hard zoning 242 soft zoning 242

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