I’m also of the same opinion, but I haven’t found anything to replace it with at the same price-point. What fiber channel switch and firmware are “you” using if you are currently having problems with the MSAcs? I’ve done some reading. Of course this was captured after the problem appeared. Yes, the firmware levels on the switches are also quite important. The best course of action I can suggest is that you ask your HP consultant to pull an up to date SPOCK report for you on what adapters and firmware is supported for the MSA, then use that to ensure all the components throughout your storage stack comply. I don’t believe we have the “hosts” zoned on the switch, but rather a default config where all hosts and MSA’s can talk to each other.
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Not sure if this is something that forces the mode “permanently”? Profile has always been set to Linux. They indicated that zoning is “not” necessary.
That might also be the increased cost of the disks. I never knew it could change modes on-the-fly though since it would have had to work for a msw1500 or so, and then decide to switch. They said they’re still investigating and will be in touch on Monday.
I suspect that’s what it was doing at the time. I’d like to hear from everyone possible.
What i have done is, limit the potential backup operations at a single time to a maximum of 1 and thus decreasing the potential SCSI Reservation errors, because i still believe that they are your issue as well, scsi reservation errors resulting in a locked up msa system. Well for me i dont trust the msa verry much to many negative experiences, i have more confidence in the eva solution that has proven for a decade that it is a good storage solution.
The best course of action I can suggest is that you ask your HP consultant to pull an up to date SPOCK report for you on what adapters and firmware is supported for the MSA, then use that to ensure all the components throughout your storage stack comply.
Anybody have “great” success with them?
HP Msa1500 CS Modular Smart Array Aa986a With 1 X Controller 411048-001
I’m sure there are many storage options at this point, and the forums are a good place to start looking for recommendations won’t be surprised if you get a lot of responses to your message.
This would at least eliminate the MSAcs, but not sure if it would provide stability and would also introduce a single point of failure which is where I’m at today anywaysand possibly be more expensive than an EVA solution. It could, however, influence who you call for support in case of a severe problem.
It certainly has been an irritation to say the least. Welcome to the club. It’s still more expensive to buy an entry-level EVA compared to the MSA platform, but the difference in price has decreased, I believe.
HP StorageWorks Modular Smart Array cs (QuickSpecs/cpdf)
Maybe we need to zone the hosts so they can’t see each other, but the MSA’s can see all hosts and hosts can only see the MSA’s? Well, I’ve heard from HP, but they just had a few more questions about the configuration. Might be more expensive, but if it works I know a lot of people on here hate them. That’s exactly the market that the MSA was intended for It’s actually ms1500 common to find something on a vendor’s support list that is not on the VMware support list.
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I was in Kenya recently! It’s just unfortunate that the unit has some problems. I’m talking to HP about the problem, so I’d like to give them some feedback from others. What fiber channel switch and firmware are “you” using if you are currently having problems with the MSAcs?
About the EVA’s, i have been told that in a eva you can do anything online eg.