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Smart Array, logical volume configuration example

Smart Array, logical volume configuration example

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KBQA00000580
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6/20/05 11:51:00 PM

QUESTION

I want to install a SA6402 Smrt Array card and disk drives. But I do not
know how to configure the drives. Is there any document that describes the
installation?

ANSWER

You can use ORCA (Option ROM Configuration for Arrays) for the logical volume
configuration. Below is an operation example of ORCA.

  1. POST boot message for ORCA. Ignore the message or press F1
    key.

    Note:
    If you access the system console with the Reflection terminal emulator, any
    function keys do not work. In this case use ESC key and numeric key. For
    instance, ESC + 1 works as F1.

    EFI version 1.10 [14.62]
    EFI64 Running on Intel(R) Itanium Processor Family
    EFI 1.10 IPF server rx4640 3.10 [Tue Sep 30 14:14:27 2003] - HP
    0 0 0x0002B9 0x0000000000000013 EFI POST code
    Loading 'SysROM:Floating-Point Software Assistance Handler'...
    -- 'SysROM:Floating-Point Software Assistance Handler' returned Success
    Loading 'SysROM:Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet Driver'...

    Copyright (c) 2000-2004 Broadcom Corporation
    Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet EFI driver v7.0.3

    -- 'SysROM:Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet Driver' returned Success
    0 0 0x0002B9 0x0000000000000014 EFI POST code
    1 0 0x00020B 0x0000000000000006 EFI Launching Boot Manager
    0 0 0x000318 0x0000000000000030 EFI security system initialized
    0 0 0x0002B9 0x0000000000000015 EFI POST code
    0 0 0x0015B2 0x0000000066427668 boot time event
    Scsi(Pun1,Lun0) HP 73.4GST373453LC HPC3 (160 MBytes/sec)
    Scsi(Pun4,Lun0) HP SAF-TE 1
    Scsi(Pun0,Lun0) HP 73.4GST373453LC HPC5 (160 MBytes/sec)
    Scsi(Pun4,Lun0) HP SAF-TE 1
    Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet (BCM5701) is detected (PCI)

    HP Smart Array 6400-128 Controller (version 2.34) 0 Logical Drives
    1785-Drive Array Not Configured
    Run Smart Array Configuration Utility


    Press "F1" to continue...

  2. After
    pressing F1 key, system requests pressing F8 key (or Esc+8) to
    run ORCA.

    Loading 'SysROM:Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet Driver'...

    Copyright (c) 2000-2004 Broadcom Corporation
    Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet EFI driver v7.0.3

    -- 'SysROM:Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet Driver' returned Success
    0 0 0x0002B9 0x0000000000000014 EFI POST code
    1 0 0x00020B 0x0000000000000006 EFI Launching Boot Manager
    0 0 0x000318 0x0000000000000030 EFI security system initialized
    0 0 0x0002B9 0x0000000000000015 EFI POST code
    0 0 0x0015B2 0x0000000065681013 boot time event
    Scsi(Pun1,Lun0) HP 73.4GST373453LC HPC3 (160 MBytes/sec)
    Scsi(Pun4,Lun0) HP SAF-TE 1
    Scsi(Pun0,Lun0) HP 73.4GST373453LC HPC5 (160 MBytes/sec)
    Scsi(Pun4,Lun0) HP SAF-TE 1
    Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet (BCM5701) is detected (PCI)
    HP Smart Array 6400-128 Controller (version 2.34) 0 Logical Drives
    1785-Drive Array Not Configured



    Press [F8] to run the Option ROM Configuration for Arrays Utility
    Press [ESC] to skip configuration and continue

  3. Once ORCA runs, the main menu
    displays as follows.

    Option Rom Configuration for Arrays, version 2.36
    Copyright 2002 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

    Controller: HP Smart Array SA6400
    Direct-Attached Storage



    +------------Main Menu---------------+
    | Create Logical Drive |
    | View Logical Drive |
    | Delete Logical Drive |
    +------------------------------------+



    [Enter] to create a new logical drive

    [UP/DOWN ARROW] to select main menu option; [ESC] to exit

  4. View Logical Drive screen output

    Option Rom Configuration for Arrays, version 2.36
    Copyright 2002 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

    Controller: HP Smart Array SA6400
    Direct-Attached Storage



    +------------------------------------------+
    | There are no available |
    | logical drives. |
    | |
    | Press [ESC] to return to the main menu. |
    +------------------------------------------+



    [ESC] to return

  5. Create Logical Drive screen
    In this case, I selected the only one drive for RAID 0 configuration.
    You can move the cursor with the Up/Down arrow keys and select the
    de-selecting the drives with the space key.

    Option Rom Configuration for Arrays, version 2.36
    Copyright 2002 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

    Controller: HP Smart Array SA6400
    Direct-Attached Storage
    +----------Available Physical Drives------------+ +---Raid Configurations------+
    | [ ] SCSI Port 2, ID 0, COMPAQ 36.4 GB | | [ ] RAID ADG |
    | [ ] SCSI Port 2, ID 1, COMPAQ 36.4 GB | | [ ] RAID 5 |
    | [ ] SCSI Port 2, ID 2, COMPAQ 72.8 GB | | [ ] RAID 1+0 |
    | [X] SCSI Port 2, ID 3, COMPAQ 72.8 GB | | [X] RAID 0 |
    +-----------------------------------------------+ +----------------------------+

    +----------Spare-------------+
    | [ ] Use one drive as spare |
    +----------------------------+




    [Enter] to create a logical drive; [Tab] to navigate

    [UP/DOWN ARROW] to scroll; [ESC] to return; [Space Bar] to select

  6. Once you press [Enter] key, you can save the new configuration.

    Option Rom Configuration for Arrays, version 2.36
    Copyright 2002 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

    Controller: HP Smart Array SA6400
    Direct-Attached Storage


    +------------------------------------------------------------+
    | You have selected a logical drive with a total |
    | data size of 69.5 GB and RAID 0 fault tolerance. |
    | |
    | Press [F8] to save the configuration |
    | Press [ESC] to cancel |
    +------------------------------------------------------------+




    [F8] to save the configuration
    [ESC] to cancel

  7. Saving configuration

    Option Rom Configuration for Arrays, version 2.36
    Copyright 2002 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

    Controller: HP Smart Array SA6400
    Direct-Attached Storage



    +----------------------------------------+
    | Saving configuration... |
    +----------------------------------------+

  8. Configuration saved

    Option Rom Configuration for Arrays, version 2.36
    Copyright 2002 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

    Controller: HP Smart Array SA6400
    Direct-Attached Storage




    +----------------------------------------+
    | Configuration saved |
    | |
    | Press [Enter] to continue |
    +----------------------------------------+



    [Enter] to continue

  9. View Logical Volume (Check the configuration)
    You can review your configuration.

    Option Rom Configuration for Arrays, version 2.36
    Copyright 2002 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

    Controller: HP Smart Array SA6400
    Direct-Attached Storage


    +--------------------------Available Logical Drives----------------------------+
    | Logical Drive # 1, RAID 0, 69.5 GB, OK |
    +------------------------------------------------------------------------------+



    [Enter] to view logical drive details
    [UP/DOWN ARROW] to select logical drive; [ESC] to return

  10. View logical drive details.
    If you type Enter key, you can review the drive details.

    Option Rom Configuration for Arrays, version 2.36
    Copyright 2002 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

    Controller: HP Smart Array SA6400
    Direct-Attached Storage

    Logical Drive # 1, RAID 0, 69.5GB, Status OK


    +--------------------------Assigned Physical Drives----------------------------+
    | SCSI Port # 2, ID 3, COMPAQ 72.8GB Drive OK |
    +------------------------------------------------------------------------------+



    +---------------------------Assigned Spare Drives------------------------------+
    | No Drives Present |
    +------------------------------------------------------------------------------+


    View Logical Drive
    [UP/DOWN ARROW] to scroll; [ESC] to return; [Tab] to navigate

  11. Delete logical drive

    Option Rom Configuration for Arrays, version 2.36
    Copyright 2002 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

    Controller: HP Smart Array SA6400
    Direct-Attached Storage

    +--------------------------Available Logical Drives----------------------------+
    | Logical Drive # 1, RAID 0, 69.5 GB, OK |
    +------------------------------------------------------------------------------+




    [F8] to delete the logical drive
    [UP/DOWN ARROW] to scroll; [ESC] to return

  12. Warning message for the logical drive deletion

    Option Rom Configuration for Arrays, version 2.36
    Copyright 2002 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

    Controller: HP Smart Array SA6400
    Direct-Attached Storage


    +--------------------------------------------------+
    | Warning |
    | This will result in complete data loss |
    | for this logical drive. |
    | |
    | You have selected to delete logical drive |
    | # 1, RAID 0 , 69.5GB with 1 physical drive(s) |
    | |
    | Press [F3] to delete the logical drive |
    | Press [ESC] to cancel |
    +--------------------------------------------------+


    [F3] to delete the logical drive
    [ESC] to cancel

    Before adding a logical drive
    =============================
    Here is the EFI mar output before adding a logical drive.

    fs0 : Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(1|0)/Scsi(Pun1,Lun0)/HD(Part1,SigF5F6C7BA-8A85-11
    D9-8002-D6217B60E588)
    fs1 : Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(1|0)/Scsi(Pun1,Lun0)/HD(Part3,SigF5F6C80A-8A85-11
    D9-8004-D6217B60E588)
    blk0 : Acpi(HWP0002,0)/Pci(3|0)/Ata(Primary,Master)
    blk1 : Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(1|0)/Scsi(Pun1,Lun0)
    blk2 : Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(1|0)/Scsi(Pun1,Lun0)/HD(Part1,SigF5F6C7BA-8A85-11
    D9-8002-D6217B60E588)
    blk3 : Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(1|0)/Scsi(Pun1,Lun0)/HD(Part2,SigF5F6C7E2-8A85-11
    D9-8003-D6217B60E588)
    blk4 : Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(1|0)/Scsi(Pun1,Lun0)/HD(Part3,SigF5F6C80A-8A85-11
    D9-8004-D6217B60E588)
    blk5 : Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(1|1)/Scsi(Pun0,Lun0)

    After adding a logical drive
    ==============================
    Device mapping table
    fs0 : Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(1|0)/Scsi(Pun1,Lun0)/HD(Part1,SigF5F6C7BA-8A85-11
    D9-8002-D6217B60E588)
    fs1 : Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(1|0)/Scsi(Pun1,Lun0)/HD(Part3,SigF5F6C80A-8A85-11
    D9-8004-D6217B60E588)
    blk0 : Acpi(HWP0002,0)/Pci(3|0)/Ata(Primary,Master)
    blk1 : Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(1|0)/Scsi(Pun1,Lun0)
    blk2 : Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(1|0)/Scsi(Pun1,Lun0)/HD(Part1,SigF5F6C7BA-8A85-11
    D9-8002-D6217B60E588)
    blk3 : Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(1|0)/Scsi(Pun1,Lun0)/HD(Part2,SigF5F6C7E2-8A85-11
    D9-8003-D6217B60E588)
    blk4 : Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(1|0)/Scsi(Pun1,Lun0)/HD(Part3,SigF5F6C80A-8A85-11
    D9-8004-D6217B60E588)
    blk5 : Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(1|1)/Scsi(Pun0,Lun0)
    blk6 : Acpi(HWP0002,400)/Pci(1|0)/Pci(4|0)/Scsi(Pun0,Lun0)

    Device tree
    ===========
    You can verify the EFI path with the devtree command. As you can see
    path Acpi(HWP0002,400) is assigned to the Smart Array 6400 Controller.

    Shell> devtree
    Device Tree
    Ctrl[04]
    Ctrl[06] VenHw(SysROM)
    Ctrl[0B] Acpi(HWP0002,0)
    Ctrl[14] Acpi(HWP0002,0)/Pci(1|0)
    Ctrl[15] Acpi(HWP0002,0)/Pci(1|1)
    Ctrl[3C] 16550 Serial UART Driver
    Ctrl[3D] VT-100+ Serial Console
    Ctrl[3A] Primary Console Input Device
    Ctrl[3B] Primary Console Output Device
    Ctrl[39] Primary Standard Error Device
    Ctrl[16] Usb Open Host Controller
    Ctrl[3E] Generic Usb Keyboard
    Ctrl[3A] Primary Console Input Device
    Ctrl[17] Usb Open Host Controller
    Ctrl[3F] Generic Usb Mouse
    Ctrl[3A] Primary Console Input Device
    Ctrl[18] Acpi(HWP0002,0)/Pci(2|2)
    Ctrl[19] PCI IDE/ATAPI Controller
    Ctrl[4F] DW-224E
    Ctrl[1A] Acpi(HWP0002,0)/Pci(4|0)
    Ctrl[3B] Primary Console Output Device
    Ctrl[39] Primary Standard Error Device
    Ctrl[0C] Acpi(HWP0002,100)
    Ctrl[1D] LSI Logic Ultra160 SCSI Controller
    Ctrl[50] HP 73.4GST373453LC HPC3
    Ctrl[8E] FAT File System [FAT32] 500 MB
    Ctrl[8F] Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(1|0)/Scsi(Pun1,Lun0)/HD(Part2,SigF5F6C7E2
    -8A85-11D9-8003-D6217B60E588)
    Ctrl[90] FAT File System [FAT32] 400 MB
    Ctrl[51] HP SAF-TE 1
    Ctrl[1E] LSI Logic Ultra160 SCSI Controller
    Ctrl[52] HP 73.4GST373453LC HPC5
    Ctrl[53] HP SAF-TE 1
    Ctrl[1F] Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(2|0)
    Ctrl[54] Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet (BCM5701)
    Ctrl[0D] Acpi(HWP0002,200)
    Ctrl[0E] Acpi(HWP0002,400)
    Ctrl[22] Acpi(HWP0002,400)/Pci(1|0)
    Ctrl[23] Smart Array 6400 Controller
    Ctrl[24] LSI Logic Ultra160 SCSI Controller
    Ctrl[0F] Acpi(HWP0002,500)
    Ctrl[10] Acpi(HWP0002,600)
    Ctrl[25] Acpi(HWP0002,600)/Pci(1|0)
    Ctrl[55] Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet (BCM5701)
    Ctrl[4D] VenHw(D65A6B8C-71E5-4DF0-A909-F0D2992B5AA9)

  13. Once you configure logical drives, system won't prompt for ORCA
    during POST. In this case, press F8 key immediately after the
    smart array banner is displayed.

    EFI version 1.10 [14.62]
    EFI64 Running on Intel(R) Itanium Processor Family
    EFI 1.10 IPF server rx4640 3.10 [Tue Sep 30 14:14:27 2003] - HP
    0 0 0x0002B9 0x0000000000000013 EFI POST code
    Loading 'SysROM:Floating-Point Software Assistance Handler'...
    -- 'SysROM:Floating-Point Software Assistance Handler' returned Success
    Loading 'SysROM:Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet Driver'...

    Copyright (c) 2000-2004 Broadcom Corporation
    Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet EFI driver v7.0.3

    -- 'SysROM:Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet Driver' returned Success
    0 0 0x0002B9 0x0000000000000014 EFI POST code
    1 0 0x00020B 0x0000000000000006 EFI Launching Boot Manager
    0 0 0x000318 0x0000000000000030 EFI security system initialized
    0 0 0x0002B9 0x0000000000000015 EFI POST code
    0 0 0x0015B2 0x0000000066565549 boot time event
    Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet (BCM5701) is detected (PCI)
    Scsi(Pun4,Lun0) HP SAF-TE 1



    HP Smart Array 6400-128 Controller (version 2.34)
    1 Logical Drives

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