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Network issues regarding p4300 SAN - cannot manage p4300 through CMC

I am having an issue with my p4300 LeftHand SAN. It is a 2 node iSCSI system. Each one has 2 nics which are teamed into a cisco switch. The VMware cluster is connected into this switch as well with ...
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HP P4000 / Lefthand : how to do a manual failover

We have a P4000 SAN with 2 nodes; we don't have a Failover Manager. Right-clicking a node in the management console does not offer a failover option, the best one seems to be "power off or reboot". ...
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links between switches for iSCSI

We inherited a SAN/vmWare/iSCSI setup with both Dell and HP equipment purchased for it, but not fully setup, and we need to get some additional switches to make it all work. But we're getting ...
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Raid5 is off on my Lefthand P4500

I have 1 cluster with serveral p4500. There is HW Raid5 and the Raid5 is split on: first 6 is one raid 5, and the other 6 is one raid 5. There were two disk that came up with a fault. I replaced ...
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HP StorageWorks P4500 G2 Manager Management

According to the documentation, a management group should have an odd number of managers greater than 1. I have a four node SAN consisting of P4500 G2s. I plan on having two clusters with two nodes ...
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HP LeftHand vs VMware VSA

I am trying to compare VMware's new VSA with the HP LeftHand VSA. Both products allow you to run the SAN node as a VM. Reading VMware's documentation I get the impression that VMs on the same host ...
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Configure LeftHand iSCSI SAN for jumbo frames after clients are configured

This is similar to enabling jumbo frames on an iSCSI network after the fact but in our case we configured the switches and then went through all the hosts, enabling jumbo frames (we may have screwed ...
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ESX Server not seeing ISCSI Device for connection to HP Lefthand SAN Array

I have an ESX server array that I had connected to four HP SAN boxes. Unfortunately, HP only sent me three certificates (and I lost track) so it was running with only 3 of the 4 boxes cert'ed. I have ...
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Linear Performance Scalability with HP San Solutions

I need a San Solution with linear scalability in size as well as in performance. From what I know, with a Modular Smart Array solution such as the P2000/MSA-class solutions from HP, even with a dual ...
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Replacing LeftHand SAN Hard Disk Outside of Warranty / Service Contract

I am working with 3 clusters of LefHand SAN iSCSI storage arrays. The modules are all older NSM 150s and NSM 160s (super micro server hardware, sata disks). The workload is low priority and all ...
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sql server and vms

I need to deploy some vms for sql servers, how do you plan the san volumes ? put os, data & log files in different vmdk ? or different volumes ? or put all in same volume ? Also , is it good ...
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SAN Suggestions for ESX? [closed]

I now need to start planning the replacement of our main ESX cluster. Implementation will be around December time but it suddenly doesn't seem that far away. Right now I have a pair of ESX hosts, ...
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Lefthand SAN questions

I'm curious about Lefthand SAN solutions from HP. People from Dell have told me that Lefthand SAN's require at least two nodes and data must be mirroring between them so capacity is a half less ...