Logical and physical details of the servers

Can you please let me know the best reference to have blades and the servers hard disk space recording format or best practice in the real medium to large organization . this will need to include the individual server level hard disk monitoring and house keeping format to be maintain .
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Thomas RushCommented:
Not enough information for more than the most general of generalities.

Exactly which manufacturer's blades?  And which generation?  As a for instance, HP has recently introduced OneView, which is a truly advanced tool for configuring and monitoring its servers.  But if you told me you were on Dell or IBM (something) it wouldn't help you much, if at all.

So your best bet is to go back to documentation and tools provided by your server manufacturer.   Side note: if this is the kind of thing that's important to you, it is critical to factor that into purchase decisions, because once you're locked into a hardware platform, you may be locked into weaknesses of that platform.

You've posted this under MS SQL Server; it might be important to list the applications that are most important to you (including virtualization technologies you use) as some products may tie in better than others.
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curAuthor Commented:
our one is HP blade . I really want to know the best way to know the each server disk capacity and the free space link to the storage . In other words each server partition map to which hard disk and the physical LUN  allocation .

when we remove one hard disk from the system . we have to know the impact servers  and which server hard disk will represent
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Gerald ConnollyCommented:
It's going to depend on how you have your storage configured, please give us a lot more details on what blades what storage how is it configured etc etc? We can cope with too much detail, but not with not enough!
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Thomas RushCommented:
And don't forget -- which generation blades and which model numbers are in your blade chassis?  There's a big difference in management features between gen 6 and gen 8 or 9.
 The more detail you can post about your configuration, the better -- are you running external storage, or is it all internal to the blades themselves?  If external, is it MSA, LeftHand (StoreVirtual), 3PAR/StoreServ, or something else?  Or are you using the HP Storage Blades?

Now, you may not have (easy) access to all this information, so I'll suggest you download the eval license of HP OneView and see if it can get you some of the information you need about current configuration.   And... it will also let you know if it does the management and monitoring info that
you're looking for.  You can read a lot of info about OneView in whitepapers and such published on the download as well:  http://www8.hp.com/us/en/business-solutions/converged-systems/oneview.html?jumpid=ps_htiwu4px17&k_clickid=AMS|103|46900|1884ad66-2072-4562-b5e1-7ff538a2c8da
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Thomas RushCommented:
I just got an announcement that HP is offering a webinar on March 25, 2015 on scripting HP servers using Powershell with HP iLO and OnboardAdministrator.   Registration link: http://www2.ibtalk.net/index.php?cmp=mtx_pre_registration&PHPSESSID=7e28d2d62756f7bb1d152c4330e65704&mt_number=49801878&mt_id=8501&form_id=10672

This might go  a long way toward answering some of your questions, or at least letting you know what is possible.   Note that OneView is the nice-looking application that has already been written for you... but this is a way to do some things OneView might not do, and to do others yourself instead of having to pay for OneView, particularly if OneView is overkill for what you need.
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andyalderCommented:
Ignoring any external storage the blade's own disks are in that blade, it's just like a small rackmount server in that respect. Photos of your kit would help understand what you are asking.
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curAuthor Commented:
that part is very clear . what I wan to know is individual blade server has its  own HDD partition and others presented from the shared storage . what I want to know is all the presented partition from the shared storage have the mapping details .in other way if I remove or mark as faulty HDD can recognized on the published  server   with the partition  .

how can I do this mapping part ?
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andyalderCommented:
That part is down to the shared storage, not the blades. What storage do you have?
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curAuthor Commented:
HP
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Thomas RushCommented:
HP makes many storage systems -- we're looking for a bit more detail on what you have:  Are you using only disks in the blades themselves?  Are you using HP Storage Blades that fit in the blade enclosure and logically attach to the blade next to them?  Are you attaching your blade enclosure to an HP MSA?   A StoreVirtual/Lefthand system?  A 3PAR system?  (and there are even more choices than these -- but without knowing which exact HW, we won't know how to get you what you need)
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curAuthor Commented:
blades enclosure  connected to the HP storage enclosure
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Thomas RushCommented:
But what is the storage?  MSA?  3PAR?  Lefthhand/P4000?  Each one has its own unique management.

If you don't know, take a photo  (front and back) and post them here.
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curAuthor Commented:
P4000
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Gerald ConnollyCommented:
Cur, are you being deliberately awkward?, it's taken us 2 months to find out that you have a HP P4000, I asked you that question on 24-Mar, and you have finally told us.

Now your question is about the SAN presented storage, is that right?

Is your query about how to configure  LUN on the P4000, or how to present that LUN to one of your blades?

We still need more info on how you have the P4000 connected to the blades
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curAuthor Commented:
everything configured and working now ,  I really want to know  if I removed any hard disk from the san . how do you  know the which server will link to that storage  . best way to keep the information in one file to refer  . to do that what are the tools or information exist in the system
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Gerald ConnollyCommented:
If the HDD in question is in a active RAIDset (and not a spare)  then removing it should only slow down I/O unless the RAIDset is RAID-0 where removing it will crash the system using it.

Typically the LUNs presented from the RAIDset will only be assigned to certain servers, and you should be able to see that from the P4000 management console
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curAuthor Commented:
Typically the LUNs presented from the RAIDset will only be assigned to certain servers, and you should be able to see that from the P4000 management console  : yes
how can I go in to the next level where we can see the presented RAIDset that   mapping to the LANs with the partition details
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andyalderCommented:
There's a video of someone using the CMC at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhy2_nWoyd4

There's also a demo you can download from www.hp.com/go/tryvsa which you can run on a laptop under hyper-V to play around with if you don't want to mess with your live version of CMC. As it does thin provisioning you can create a cluster and map a lun from VSA back to the laptop host and show people your 25TB D: drive ;)
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Gerald ConnollyCommented:
Nb it's the LUNs that are presented not the RAIDset. A LUN may encompass the complete RAIDset or a portion of it.
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curAuthor Commented:
I hope I have work out from the storage to the each blade servers in order to get the right information
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