How do we perform host integration on a Hitachi VSP, particularly the part where we need to specify the storage port.
CL1-A, CL3-A, etc are just names of the storage ports. You can just refer to them as 1A, 3A, 6B, and so on. Ideally you will want to connect each host to two storage ports, e.g. 5B and 6B. This provides redundancy in case a cable is cut or port goes offline. An extra port also provides extra bandwidth.
Let's say you have two hosts called Win1 and Linux1. Here's what you need to do to provision storage to these hosts.
1) Create following zones on the Cisco switch: Win1 HBA1 to VSP 5B, Win1 HBA2 to VSP 6B, Linux1 HBA1 to VSP 5B, and Linux1 HBA2 to VSP 6B.
2) In Storage Navigator, configure ports 5B and 6B: Security enabled, Fabric on, Connection Type P-to-P.
3) For Win1, create host groups on 5B and 6B. Add Win1 HBA1 to host group in 5B. Add Win1 HBA2 to host group in 6B. Map volumes destined for Win1 to these host groups.
4) Repeat step 3 for Linux1.
Are you asking how to provision storage to a host?
Are the host and array connected directly or through a switch? If through a switch, do you plan to share the storage port among multiple hosts?
Hi Dang,The Hosts and the VSP (or LUNs) are connected by a Cisco MDS switch. Actually this portion i couldn't figure it out, how to configure " planning to share the storage port among multiple hosts". Also what does the ports CL1-A, CL3-A etc signifies. Can we connect all the hosts to a single CL6-B. Hitachi is quire confusing for me as i have worked on IBM Storage.
Thanks and Regards,Surfraz Nawaz
Thanks a lot Dang.
Hey Dang , can i get some training material or anything from Hitachi support by providing the serial number ?? If so , how do i do it ???
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