Lefthand P4300 and VMWare vSphere 4 Issue
Posted on 2012-04-11
Maybe some of you guys can weigh in on this:
Lefthand p4300 starter array with two storage nodes (lefthand1 and lefthand2) set up with two-way replication. In the lefthand management console, I can see lefthand1, but lefthand2 only shows as its private IP and is unreachable. Last night, around 10CST, it appears a double drive failure of lefthand2 occurred. This is a RAID 5 array.
Three Dell R710's serve as hosts (vmhost1, vmhost2, vmhost3) and a fourth R710 serves as the vcenter server.
vSphere 4 is running on all servers in a cluster connected to the iSCSI array via a private network 192.168.1.x
The issue is that one of the hosts can't really see the array (vmhost 2). I'm guessing it's because of the issue with lefthand2. I would think that since LH2 is not reachable, it would use the replicated information on LH1 to provide storage resources to the VM array. However, this does not appear to be the case.
Doing anything in vCenter takes a long time. I've tried to rescan all storage adapters but it is either locked or taking forever. I don't know if I should break the 2 node storage management group and see if I can access the datastores on the good array or what. I've got a a call into HP support and a ticket opened, but have yet to hear anything.
Anyone seen or heard of something similar before? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.