HP 201723-B21 - StorageWorks Modular SAN Array 1000 Hard Drive Administration Manual

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HP Modular Smart Array FC VDS Hardware
Provider administration guide
Part number: T1634-96072
Second edition: May 2006

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    HP Modular Smart Array FC VDS Hardware Provider administration guide Part number: T1634-96072 Second edition: May 2006...

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    Legal and notice information © Copyright 2005-2006 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. Confidential 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.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Preface ......About this guide ........Intended audience .

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    Uninstalling the HP Provider ....... . . Uninstalling the HP Provider using Windows ......Uninstalling using the HP Provider installer .

  • Page 5: Preface, Disk Arrays

    Preface About this guide This guide provides information about: • The HP MSA FC VDS Hardware Provider version 4.00.00 for VDS 1.0 and 1.1. The Provider for VDS 1.1 supports Windows 2003 R2. • Requirements and procedures for installing the Provider on a Windows host •...

  • Page 6: Document Conventions And Symbols

    Document conventions and symbols Convention Element Blue text: Document conventions and Cross-reference links and e-mail addresses symbols Blue, underlined text: http://www.hp.com Web site addresses • Keys that are pressed Bold text • Text typed into a GUI element, such as a box •...

  • Page 7: Hp Technical Support, Subscription Service, Documentation Feedback

    HP technical support Telephone numbers for worldwide technical support are listed on the HP support web site: http://www.hp.com/support/. Collect the following information before calling: • Technical support registration number (if applicable) • Product serial numbers Product model names and numbers •...

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    Preface...

  • Page 9: Overview

    1 Overview This chapter describes the HP MSA FC VDS Hardware Provider for Windows 2003 and explains how it operates with Microsoft’s operating system and applications. When you have read this chapter, you should have a functional understanding of the Provider that will prepare you to install it and get it working.

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    Simple overview The HP MSA VDS Provider is a solution that installs on a Windows 2003 server connected to an HP disk array. The Provider works with the Microsoft Virtual Disk Service (VDS) to enable the Windows OS and applications to manage the MSA disk array. Overview...

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    Detailed overview The HP VDS Hardware Provider expands on the capability of Windows and Windows applications to manage the HP disk array. Through the HP VDS Provider, Windows and Windows applications can perform disk array LUN and port management tasks normally performed using proprietary array control software. HP Modular Smart Array FC VDS Hardware Provider administration guide...

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    Functional components The process of managing array volumes using VDS and the HP Provider involves the following components: • Microsoft Windows 2003 SP1 for VDS 1.0 or Windows 2003 R2 for VDS 1.1 • Windows Disk Management • Third Party Management Applications •...

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    Third party management applications Third party management applications control the Microsoft VDS service to manage array disks and volumes. Microsoft command line interfaces Microsoft offers two command line utilities: DiskPart and DiskRaid. These interfaces enable you to script disk management tasks so you can automate configuration of multiple storage disks. The DiskPart utility, which comes standard with Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, manages disks, volumes, and partitions.

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    Microsoft Virtual Disk Service (VDS) Microsoft VDS provides an interface for managing volumes and logical units. Administrators can identify, configure, and monitor supported HP disk array volumes from the Windows Server 2003 Microsoft Management Console (MMC). • Provides the capability of Windows and Windows applications to recognize the HP disk array and perform basic and dynamic disk management functions.

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    HP MSA FC VDS Hardware Provider The HP MSA FC VDS Hardware Provider consists of special HP DLLs and executables that install on the Windows server. These components extend the capability of Windows and Windows applications to communicate with and manage the disk array. Hardware Providers typical applications The advantage of VDS and the HP MSA FC VDS Provider is that they allow you to manage the HP disk array using the Windows interface.

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    Overview...

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    2 Configuration This chapter lists required hardware and software components and explains how to configure the disk array and Windows 2003 servers for use with the HP MSA FC VDS Hardware Provider. You must complete the procedures in this chapter before you install the Provider. IMPORTANT NOTE: The right combination of software versions is crucial to configuring a working system.

  • Page 18: Components

    Components The following hardware and software components are used with the HP Provider and an HP MSA disk array. See the Read Me file and contact HP Support for HP tested and approved components. Hardware components • HP StorageWorks MSA1000/1500 Disk Array •...

  • Page 19: Software Components, Optional Components

    Software components IMPORTANT NOTE: The right combination of software versions is crucial to configuring a working system. Refer to the the README files accompanying the HP Provider installation files for information about compatible software versions and system configurations. Follow all configuration and installation instructions carefully.

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    Configuration procedures Physically install and configure the disk array and the server as described below and in the manuals for those products. Refer to the diagram under Components for an overview of interconnections. Configuration summary You will perform the following tasks during configuration: VDS Provider Windows 2003 server: •...

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    Configuring the HP Provider server Install and configure the Windows 2003 server that will run the HP VDS Provider software as follows: If it is not already present, install the Windows 2003 Server OS on the server that will run the HP Provider software.

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    Configuration...

  • Page 23: Installation

    3 Installation This chapter explains how to install the Provider and other required software. When you install the Provider, the extended storage management features of VDS are enabled. IMPORTANT NOTE: The right combination of software versions is crucial to configuring a working system.

  • Page 24: Installation Summary

    Installation procedures The following procedures describe how to install the Hardware Providers on a Windows 2003 server. If you have not already configured the server and the array as instructed in “Chapter 2 Configuration,” do so now before you install the HP Provider software. The HP Provider will not work if the array and server have not been correctly configured before you install the Provider.

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    NOTE: If you have not removed a previous version of the Provider, the following message pops up. Click OK to end installation. Before you can install, you must first remove the old Provider using the Windows Add or Remove Programs Control Panel. Then try the installation again.

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    Click Next. The Destination Folder window appears. Click Next to install VDS in the default location, or click Change to browse for a new location, and then click Next. The Ready to Install window appears. Installation...

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    Click Install to start the installation process. A status window appears to show progress. When installation finishes, the InstallShield Wizard Completed window appears. HP Modular Smart Array FC VDS Hardware Provider administration guide...

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    Click Finish. HP MSA FC VDS Provider installation is complete. At the command line, issue stop and start commands to VDS as follows: net stop vds net start vds If all other applications have been installed, this is a good time to install the Microsoft QFEs (quick fixes).

  • Page 29: Checking Visibility Of The Disk Array, Checking The List Of Programs In Windows

    Verifying installation To verify installation, perform the following tests. If you have any trouble with installation or with verifying installation, see Chapter 4 “Troubleshooting” in this guide. Checking visibility of the disk array If you configured the disk array and server properly, the array LUNs should be visible in the Disk Management window on the VDS server.

  • Page 30: Uninstalling The Hp Provider, Uninstalling The Hp Provider Using Windows

    Uninstalling the HP Provider Before uninstalling the HP VDS Provider, issue a net stop command from the command line, as shown below: net stop vds Uninstalling the HP Provider using Windows In Windows, select Start > Settings > Control Panel. Double-click Add/Remove Programs.

  • Page 31: Troubleshooting

    4 Troubleshooting This chapter explains how to troubleshoot the HP Provider and includes a list of error messages and explanations. HP Modular Smart Array FC VDS Hardware Provider administration guide...

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    Troubleshooting procedures The following instructions present typical problems and solutions. VDS will not install The HP VDS Provider installation works only on the Windows versions listed in the README file supplied with the HP Provider. The installer will not install the software on other versions of Windows. Cannot manage the array using Provider Use a process of elimination to determine whether the problem is with one of the following components: •...

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    VDS error messages The following table lists VDS error messages and their meanings. MessageID Message Text Message Id Value (hex) VDS_E_NOT_SUPPORTED 0x80042400L The operation is not supported by the object. VDS_E_INITIALIZED_FAILED 0x80042401L The service failed to initialize. VDS_E_INITIALIZE_NOT_CALLED 0x80042402L The initialization method is not called. VDS_E_ALREADY_REGISTERED 0x80042403L The provider is already registered.

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    MessageID Message Text Message Id Value (hex) VDS_E_PROVIDER_INITIALIZATION_ 0x8004241CL The provider failed to initialize. FAILED VDS_E_OBJECT_EXISTS 0x8004241DL The object already exists. VDS_E_NO_DISKS_FOUND 0x8004241EL No disks were found on the target machine. VDS_E_PROVIDER_CACHE_CORRUPT 0x8004241FL The provider’s cache has become corrupt. VDS_E_DMAD- 0x80042420L A method call to the Logical Disk Management MIN_METHOD_CALL_FAILED...

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    MessageID Message Text Message Id Value (hex) VDS_E_ACTIVE_PARTITION 0x80042438L The migration operation failed. An active partition was detected on the selected disk, and it is not the active partition used to boot the currently running OS. VDS_E_PARTITION_OF_UN- 0x80042439L The migration operation failed. Cannot read KNOWN_TYPE partition information.

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    MessageID Message Text Message Id Value (hex) VDS_E_OBJECT_OUT_OF_SYNC 0x80042453L The system’s information about the object may not be up to date. VDS_E_MISSING_ 0x80042454L Operation failed. The disk is missing. VDS_E_DISK_PNP_REG_CORRUPT 0x80042455L The provider’s list of Pnp registered disks has become corrupt. VDS_E_LBN_REMAP_ENABLED_FLAG 0x80042456L The provider does not support the LBN...

  • Page 37: Glossary

    Glossary This glossary defines acronyms and terms used in this guide or related to this product and is not a comprehensive glossary of computer terms. Application Programming Interface, an interface that allows a software application to connect to and work with a third party software application. clone A full copy of a volume, usable by an application.

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    shadow copy A Microsoft term describing a point-in-time copy of an original volume. The original volume continues to change as the process continues, but the shadow copy of the volume remains constant. snapclone An HP EVA disk array term denoting a full copy of a volume that becomes immediately usable by an application.

  • Page 39: Index

    Index array storage web site, 7 configuration, 20 technical support, 7 audience, 5 installation command line utilities, 13 provider, 24 components, 12 summary, 24 provider, 11 verifying, 29 required, 18 software, 19 configuration, 17 array and server, 20 management applications, 13 diagram, 18 important notes, 20...

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    third party applications, 13 troubleshooting, 31, 32 sites, 5 HP, 7 documentation, 7 storage, 7 uninstalling provider, 30, 30 HP Subscriber’s Choice for Business, 7 Windows overview, 12 overview, 14 verifying installation, 29...

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