hxman101
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Manual hba Registartion and UCS

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Hello,

We have a Cisco UCS and VNX5100 attached to a pair of FC switches. I would like to know how you can manually register the hba's of the blade so I can SAN boot and install ESXi 5.

Thanks for any info.....

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RafaelNovo
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Re: Manual hba Registartion and UCS

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Zoning will depend on you SAN topology. But let's consider you have 2 independent fabrics.

Fabric A has Brocade Switch A connected to UCS FI A

Fabric B has Brocade Switch B connected to UCS FI B

No ISL Between switches.

SPA Port 0 connected to Fabric A

SPA Port 1 connected to Fabric B

SPB Port 0 connected to Fabric A

SPB Port 1 connected to Fabric B

vHBA0 connected to Fabric A

vHBA1 connected to Fabric B

So, you Zoning should be:

Zone1 Members

vHBA0

SPA - Port 0

SPB - Port 0

Zone2 Members

vHBA1

SPA - Port1

SPB - Port1

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dynamox
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Re: Manual hba Registartion and UCS

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when you login to VNX, go into Connectivity Status and manualy create host initiator.

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dynamox
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Re: Manual hba Registartion and UCS

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also take a look at this document, there is a section on "boot from SAN"

Host Connectivity Guide for VMWare ESX Server  -- A37

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hxman101
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Re: Manual hba Registartion and UCS

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Thanks for the reply. Do I need to add the IP information as this blade has no OS and will be the ESXi 5 host?

Thanks

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hxman101
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Re: Manual hba Registartion and UCS

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Yes, got it.....

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dynamox
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Re: Manual hba Registartion and UCS

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ESXi still has an ip address that you use to manage the box. If you do not know the ip address right now, you can put a bogus one and change it to correct one later on.

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dynamox
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Re: Manual hba Registartion and UCS

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ESXi has built-in Unisphere agent so once you install the system and it has IP connectivity to SPA/SPB ..it will over-ride the settings that you manually put it.

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hxman101
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Re: Manual hba Registartion and UCS

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Severity : Warning
System : UCS_VNX5100
Domain : Local
Created : Jan 10, 2012 1:48:31 PM
Message : HBA (20:01:00:25:B5:FF:00:0F:20:01:00:25:B5:0A:00:0F) on Host (blade1(MANUAL/1.2.3.420120110184518)) may not be connected to a storage group.
Full Description : HBA (20:01:00:25:B5:FF:00:0F:20:01:00:25:B5:0A:00:0F) on Host (blade1(MANUAL/1.2.3.420120110184518)) may not be connected to a storage group. This HBA is not able to access LUNs that belong to its server.
Recommended Action : Manually register the initiator or stop I/O from the server and remove/re-add it to the storage group. See online help for guidance.
Event Code : 0x721b
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dynamox
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Re: Manual hba Registartion and UCS

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normal until you complete provisioning.

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hxman101
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Re: Manual hba Registartion and UCS

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Getting closer... lol

ESXi doesn't see the LUN, so I think iy might be the masking as I have not zoned the switches until I get the LUN masking correct on the VNX first.

So the WWN/IQN I would enter on the VNX is the highlighted in the pic attached????

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