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Inserted blade into the HP C7000, powered it on but don't know how to make it active so that it can be used

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hi guys

We have a blade system HPC7000. There are two blades in there already. I've just added a third blade into the enclosure. However, I don't know how to bring it to life so that it shows up on the Storage Management Utility and become usable?

Here's a mini screenshot of the SMU.

Where do I have to go into the SMU in order to add the third blade so that it becomes recognised and active?

Many thanks
Yashy
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You need to do the following, some of which you may have done:

Add an HBA and check that the ports are enabled to the backplane (default they are if in correct mezzanine slot).

Installed an OS and drivers or enabled boot BIOS on the HBA (Smartstart with FC support option is OK for test).

Added zones on the switches and the ports to the zones for the FC HBA and P2000 (or left them unzoned/all access).
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I thought I have to go into the SMU and select  'hosts' on the left. Then on the 'provisioning' tab, select 'Add Host'?
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Yes, but you have to connect the HBA etc first.

You have to give the WWPNs aliasses too if I remember correctly.
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I went and read up on all of the things you mentioned, as I didn't have a clue what they are. However, all of these have been done.

You have to remember that there are already two blades that are active and working in there, but they were done by consultants. Now, I'd like to make active the third. But of course, I don't know how to add it to the virtual environment. It's slotted inside the enclosure, even alerts came up saying 'blade inserted' and the HBA has been connected also.

I just don't know how to make this third blade into a host, just like the other two that are working and active? I thought you have to do this in the SMU?

Thanks again for helping.
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From http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c02520791/c02520791.pdf :

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Adding a host
To add a host
1. Determine the host’s WWPN or IQN.
2. In the Configuration View panel, right-click the system or Hosts and then select Provisioning > Add Host.
3. In the main panel set the options:
• Host ID (WWN/IQN). Enter the host’s WWPN or IQN. A WWPN value can include a colon
between each pair of digits but the colons will be discarded.
• Host Name. Optionally change the default name to one that helps you easily identify the host; for
example, FileServer_1. A host name is case sensitive; cannot already exist in the system; cannot
include a comma, double quote, or backslash; and can have a maximum of 15 bytes.
• Profile. Select the appropriate option that specifies whether the host allows use of LUN 0 for
mappings:
• Standard: LUN 0 can be assigned to a mapping. This is the default.
• HP-UX: LUN 0 can be assigned to a mapping and the host uses Flat Space Addressing.
• OpenVMS: LUN 0 cannot be assigned to a mapping.
4. Click Add Host. If the task succeeds, the new host appears in the Configuration View panel.
"

I think you can also pick the WWPN from a list of ones it sees, haven't got a P2000 MSA to hand at the moment.

Can you login to the SAN switches and see if it is listed there under zoning, I don't know which switches you have in the enclosure I/O bays so can't tell you how to do that although you can probably access them through the active Onboard Administrator on the 7000.
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by:Yashy
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Massive thanks Andy, thank you mate for your help.

Honestly, I will have to seek some training as all of the things mentioned here are completely new to me:(. But I'll do some more research and get it up and running.

Cheers.
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