Connecting to SAN for Clustering

Hi, just to check with you guys. I take over some project and found out that there is a SAN Switch (HP StorageWorks 8/8 SAN Switch) and a SAN Storage (HP Storageworks MSA 2000). But no one knows how to access to the SAN Storage. (not sure of the password, IP address).

If so, how do i go about accessing to the Storage Work to configure? There is one server that is connected to the SAN.

I need this to used for clustering. Any help? thanks
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lruiz52Commented:
Thats not good. you may be able to connect to the MSA with the console cable. if you are lucky, who ever managed the san before you didn't change the default password. I believe for the MSA the default username and password is manage  !manage.

give that a try.
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DecarnAuthor Commented:
Hmmm.. But after I connect thru e console, what can I do? I shld b connectin to e SAN n not e SAN switch? Sorry, not good in SAN. There is one server that is using SAN and there is a drive for that, anyway that I can utilise that? Thanks
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DecarnAuthor Commented:
I manage to login to the switch via console. But what should I do next? I using hyperterminal. Thanks
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lruiz52Commented:
Did you find out the Ip of the msa? After you find out you can open a browser, type in the Ip, login, and from there you can manage the san,  see what vdisk and volumes exist.
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DecarnAuthor Commented:
MSA is the switch? or the SAN Storage? I manage to get the switch IP address using serial. And if i use the other server to ping the switch, i cannot ping it. thanks
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CarlosDominguezCommented:
MSA is the SAN storage.
If you got the switch's IP address and you cannot ping it... are them in the same subnet?
Did you manage to get the IP address of the SAN storage, maybe also using the console cable?
If not, you can run a network scanner. There are some scanners free for download, that could give you the list of IP addresses in a given network segment.
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andyalderCommented:
Fibre Channel SAN switch probably isn't even plugged into the LAN so would normally be un-pingable. Anyway you need to connect to the MSA's web GUI first.
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DecarnAuthor Commented:
andyalder, how do i connect to the MSA web GUI?

CarlosDominguez:i manage to get the IP address of the switch but not the SAN Storage. I get it through command prompt. I not sure whether the SAN Storage had console for me to plug in... I will check it out tomorrow.
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lruiz52Commented:
If you look at the back of your MSA, you should see a port labeled CLI. it requires a special cable that came with the msa. hopefully you have it.

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andyalderCommented:
Once you connect the serial cable you do (I think) "show network-parameters" to get the IP address and then connect to that with a browser. It may still be set to DHCP in which case you might find it listed on your DHCP server, MAC address would be one owned by Dot Hill since it's OEM'ed.

I think the serial cable is the same one that comes with the switches for an IBM bladecenter, mini-USB connector on one end, 9 way D on the other. Had a customer climbing about in his skip once to find it!
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DecarnAuthor Commented:
Hi andyalder, I m not using dhcp server. Will tried to look for e cable (mini usb and 9 way cable) n see whether can connect. If can, I be using hyper terminal also? No userid n password needed?

Thanks
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DecarnAuthor Commented:
I can't find the mini usb to serial cable. What can I do? On the server (which shared out e quorum), I can launch e MPIO configuration. Would that help?
 I install e storageworks command view EVA, but when I login, it say no storage systems are visible to this management server.
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andyalderCommented:
Command View EVA is for EVAs, not MSAs.

Were the LAN ports of the MSA wired in before you started? If not it may still be HCP in which case you can use a laptop with a DHP server on it.

Maybe the switch is unzoned and the LUNs presented to "all hosts" although they shouldn't be, if so you might be able to see the LUNs on the new host.
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DecarnAuthor Commented:
Andyalder, what u mean by HCP n HCP server? LAN port is already plug in. And one of the server is hosted one of the shared disk in e MSA. I really lost.
By e way, what is e diff between MSA n EVA?
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andyalderCommented:
Bad keyboard, was meant to be DHCP. Your's isn't much better, keeps missing "th" off the front of "the".

MSA2000 is a re-badged Dot Hill box, EVA is genuine HP/Compaq/DEC StorageWorks. EVA is managed inband MSA2000 needs the LAN port to manage it.
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DecarnAuthor Commented:
anyother way? because my DC wasnt configure as a DHCP... Any other way to see the configuration of MSA2000?
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andyalderCommented:
How big's the subnet it's on? You could open a browser to every IP address possible until you get the SMU. Or as Carlos said use a network scanner that pings everything on the subnet, thne you can look in your ARP table for a Dot Hill MA address (I don't think they use a HP assigned address since it's OEM'ed.
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DecarnAuthor Commented:
What is a dot hill MA address? So as confirm, there will be a ip address being assigned to e MSA n the switch right? I only manage to console into the switch to get e ip address of e switch using a console cable but I dun have e usb to serial cable to console to the MSA.. Sigh..
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andyalderCommented:
I'm sorry but you're beyond hope, you can't cope with me missing the C off the end of "MAC address" even though it's something you look for in the ARP table (so it could only have been meant to be IP or MAC) and yet you miss loads of characters out yourself. You'll have to buy a replacement serial cable since you don't or won't try any of the workarounds to find its IP address.
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andyalderCommented:
There is a network discovery tool on the CD  that came with it, search http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c02006876/c02006876.pdf for "discovery".
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