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Can I connect HP StorageWorks EVA 3000 - Fibre Channel Drive Enclosures to a normal Server

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Hi ,

I have HP StorageWorks EVA 3000 - Fibre Channel Drive Enclosures with the dead controller now,, is it possible to connect the Emclosure with a normal Server vis Fibre cards that installed on the server and act as its controller?

many thanks,
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yes, but don't expect to be able to access the pre-existing logical devices/data.
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I've seen this working but you get no environmental monitoring.
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No, the EVA3000 is SES-compliant. There is commercial software, shareware, and built-in products for just about any O/S you can imagine to monitor any SES-compliant enclosure.
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okay, so the aswer is impossible or what?
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It's possible as far as accessing the disks in it is concerned.

I don't think you'll have much luck monitoring the enclosure status, you might be able to get some info because as David says it does use SES protocol, however it was never designed to be used as a standalone enclosure so there's quite likely some vendor specific stuff. A SES monitoring tool is likely to be able to see the fan status - X but it may not know what X represents.

What's wrong with the controllers? Failed batteries so you can't see the LUNs or completely failed so CV-EVA can't talk to them?
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