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HP A9891A Smart Array 6404 Controller
Installation Guide
HP-UX, Open VMS
Manufacturing Part Number: A9891-96010
February 2007
United States
© Copyright 2007 Hewlett-Packard Development Company L.P
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  • Page 1 HP A9891A Smart Array 6404 Controller Installation Guide HP-UX, Open VMS Manufacturing Part Number: A9891-96010 February 2007 United States © Copyright 2007 Hewlett-Packard Development Company L.P...
  • Page 2 Sales and Service Office. U.S. Government License Proprietary computer software. Valid license from HP required for possession, use or copying. Consistent with FAR 12.211 and 12.212, Commercial Computer Software, Computer Software Documentation, and Technical Data for Commercial Items are licensed to the U.S. Government under vendor's standard commercial license.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Offline Configuration of HP-UX 11i v1 Using Ignite-UX ....... . .
  • Page 4 Contents...
  • Page 5: Smart Array 6404 Controller Hp-Ux Installation

    Smart Array 6404 Controller HP-UX Installation Chapter 1...
  • Page 6: Smart Array 6404 Controller Components

    Smart Array 6404 Controller HP-UX Installation Smart Array 6404 Controller Components Smart Array 6404 Controller Components Figure 1-1 Smart Array 6404 Controller Table 1-1 Controller Components Item Description Internal SCSI connector, port A1* Internal SCSI connector, port A2* External SCSI connector, port A1*...
  • Page 7: Smart Array 6404 Hp-Ux Installation Prerequisites

    Confirm that the Smart Array 6404 controller and software are supported on the HP server with the version of HP-UX that you are using; see the HP Smart Array RAID Controllers Support Matrix located in the “Smart Array (RAID)” section of http://docs.hp.com/en/netcom.html for more information.
  • Page 8: Preparing For The Smart Array 6404 Controller Installation

    If you must lay the controller down, place it on a non-conductive mat or surface Before beginning installation, and without removing the Smart Array Controller from its antistatic bag, inspect the controller for any signs of obvious damage, such as chipped or loose components. Contact HP if the controller is damaged. Chapter 1...
  • Page 9: Installing Smart Array 6404 Controller Hardware (Offline)

    See the “Verifying the Installation” section in the HP Smart Array 6400 Series Controller Support Guide. Step 2. Install the Smart Array Controller in your HP-UX system according to the procedure described in the latest edition of the Interface Card OL* Support Guide for 11i v2 or later, or Configuring HP-UX for Peripherals for 11i v1.
  • Page 10: Smart Array 6404 Hp-Ux Software Installation

    Smart Array 6404 HP-UX Software Installation Smart Array 6404 HP-UX Software Installation Locating Software for the Smart Array 6404 Controller The driver, utilities and manpages for the Smart Array 6404 controller are located at the HP Software Depot. • Go to http://www.software.hp.com •...
  • Page 11 • Run SAM using the following command: $ sam System Administration Manager (SAM) is deprecated in HP-UX 11i v3, and NOTE replaced by System Management Homepage (SMH). When you start SAM, the SMH command is automatically called. For more information, see the smh(1M) man page.
  • Page 12: Verifying The Installation

    If the Smart Array Controller is installed correctly, the generated output will look similar to the following: When running HP-UX 11i v1 the generated output will look like this: RAID-01 B.11.11.03 RAID SA; Supptd HW=A7143A/A9890A/A9891A When running HP-UX 11i v2 the generated output will look like this: RAID-01 B.11.23.02...
  • Page 13: Setting Up A Smart Array 6404 Controller As A Boot Device

    14 physical drives in the array. Offline Configuration of HP-UX 11i v1 Using Ignite-UX To set up a Smart Array 6404 Controller as a boot device, you must install HP-UX 11i v1 on one of the controller’s logical drives. For PA systems follow this procedure: Step 1.
  • Page 14 The system will reboot and you will be returned to the Boot Console Handler (BCH) prompt. Step 8. At the BCH prompt, start Ignite-UX from the HP-UX 11i v1 Core OS Install and Recovery Media. The Ignite-UX “Welcome” screen displays (see Step 1).
  • Page 15: Using Orca (Ia Platforms Only)

    The installation starts, and the Ignite-UX graphical interface (GUI) appears. Step 11. Under the “Basic” tab, select the configuration to use according to the HP-UX system you are using. Step 12. Still under the “Basic” tab, for the root disk for the installation, select the Smart Array 6404 logical drive you want to install the HP-UX operating system on.
  • Page 16 Smart Array 6404 Controller HP-UX Installation Setting up a Smart Array 6404 Controller As a Boot Device Chapter 1...
  • Page 17: Smart Array 6404 Controller Openvms Installation

    Smart Array 6404 Controller OpenVMS Installation Chapter 2...
  • Page 18: Smart Array 6402 Controller Components

    Smart Array 6404 Controller OpenVMS Installation Smart Array 6402 Controller Components Smart Array 6402 Controller Components Figure 2-1 Smart Array 6402 Controller Table 2-1 Controller Components Item Description Internal SCSI connector, port A1* Internal SCSI connector, port A2* External SCSI connector, port A1* External SCSI connector, port A2* Controller battery Battery-backed cache module...
  • Page 19: Smart Array 6404 Openvms Installation Prerequisites

    Networking Software section for known problems or other information needed for installation. • Confirm that the Smart Array 6404 controller and software are supported on the HP Integrity server and I/O slot chosen. Refer to the Smart Array 6404 Controller Support Matrix located http://docs.hp.com in the IO Cards and Networking Software section for more information.
  • Page 20: Smart Array 6404 Openvms Quick Installation

    Before beginning installation, and without removing the Smart Array Controller from its antistatic bag, inspect the controller for any signs of obvious damage, such as chipped or loose components. Contact HP if the controller is damaged. Installing the Controller for External Storage The controller comes pre-configured.

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