Oct 01, 2012 the hp p4000 centralized management console or cmc as it will now be known, is where all the magic happens. It is mainly used if an even number of storage systems is used in a cluster, or in case of multi. Deploying hp storevirtual vsa on hyperv 2012 r2 cluster. Please login or register with hpe passport to access your order. Hp p4000sansolutionuserguide abstract thisguideprovidesinformationforconfiguringandusingthehpsansolution. The failover manager is downloaded as an ovf and the good news is we already have a copy which we have extracted. Hp storevirtual vsa, based on the lefthand os, helps customers gain the benefits of a fullyfeatured array without dedicated external storage. Beside the virtual manager and the failover manager fom this is now another possiblity to configure a tiebreaker for a two node cluster. You can obtain sample scripts from the hp lefthand networks web site at. The update itself was quick and smooth, but i had a problem with hp storevirtual failover manager, or fom for short. Part 3 automating hp storevirtual vsa failover vmfocus. It involved hp doing an ssh connection to the ip of the failover manager.
When the installer is finished, the failover manager is ready to be used in the hp storevirtual storage. When designing a san spanning two sites, running a failover manager is recommended. Hp p4300 g2 hp p4500 g2 hp p4800 g2 hp lefthand p4300 hp lefthand p4500 vsa for esx and for hyperv failover manager for esx and for hyperv nsm 2120 g2 nsm 2060 g2 nsm 2120 dl 320s dl. I can confirm from experience that a twonode lefthand cluster will not survive the failure or shutdown of a single node unless a failover manager is running. Sep 23, 2010 this entry was written by newmanth, posted on september 23, 2010 at 4. This means the physical storevirtual 4000 appliances and the popular software defined storage vsa platform. Click unzip when the selfextracting window for the installer is displayed. Using the failover manager on microsoft hyperv server. In the process of researching this issue i found out that a failover manager was never installed.
Hp storevirtual failover manager stops working after. Hpstorevirtualstorageuserguide abstract thisguideprovidesinstructionsforconfiguringindividualstoragesystems,aswellasforcreatingstorageclusters,volumes. We had a hdd failure on the system running the failover manager. The installation wizard automatically installs the commandline software to the following default location in windows. The failover manager is a specialized version of the lefthand os software designed to operate as a manager and provide automated failover capability. Hp lefthand networks remote copy user guide part number. Hp lefthand san failover manager hpe hardware spiceworks. Runs as a vm on either hyper v, esxi or vmware player use existing hp proliant or c class blade hardware to create a. Ok well not magic, its where we configure all the settings for the hp storevirtual vsa. Download the hpe storevirtual failovermanager installer from the storevirtual downloads page and run the installer on the computer that will be used to.
Hp lefthand centralized management console by hewlettpackard. Virtual managers more or less are only used in two node cluster environments where you have no chance to add a fom. Lefthand p4000 san solutions software pdf manual download. Again, all resources can be pinged and they all appear to be online.
I have two p4500 in cluster with a manager failover. Electronic delivery offers you a quick and efficient way to receive software, licenses, documentation and other materials related to your order. Oct 02, 2012 the failover manager is downloaded as an ovf and the good news is we already have a copy which we have extracted. Install the failover manager on a server running windows server 2008 or 2012. Lefthand failover manager on xenserver storage discussions. Follow any comments here with the rss feed for this post. Sep 09, 2015 hp storevirtual vsa kvm for red hat enterprise linux 6. A failover manager fom is a special system that runs part of the lefthand os but only acts as an additional manager. Oct 11, 2009 a failover manager only function is maintaining quorum. Oct 10, 20 recently at a customer i upgraded a vsphere 5. Topics include designs for network configurations and instructions about implementing the. Sep 26, 20 upgrade the hp cli, hp application aware snapshot manager and hp dsm for mpio software on machines that are using them. My hpe software center, aligning with all of the activities you can perform here like. Cant join an hp lefthand failover manager to management.
Apr 14, 2012 due to electrical maintenance work, a 2 node p4000 san cluster with failover manager, needed to be completely powered down, and this was done in the correct order hosts accessing the san powered down first, then the san was shut down via the shut down management group. This is hp s official website that will help automatically detect and download the correct drivers free of cost for your hp computing and printing products for windows and mac operating system. Figure 50 virtual manager added to a management group using the failover manager adding a failover manager to the management group enables the san to have automated failover using a manager installed on network hardware other than the storage systems in the hp lefthand storage. Do not install the failover manager on a storevirtual vsa you want to protect,as if you have a failure the failover manager will loose connection. View and download hp storevirtual 4000 configuration manual online.
I really dont want to run vmware esx only to deploy failover manager, so i tried this procedure on debian lenny xen 4. Hp storevirtual failover manager appliance downloa. I ended up calling hp and this is a known issue that they are working on. The hp p4000 centralized management console or cmc as it will now be known, is where all the magic happens. The optimum placement of the failover manager is a third site. Support and drivers download drivers and software and firmware enter product hp lefthand or p4000 go select your product select cross operating system bios, firmware, diagnostics, etc. Solved hp p4000 failover manager cant choose correct vm. Install the failover manager ona system that has access to the san subnet. I have set up an new failover manager, but i cant remove the old offline failover manager from the management group, and i cant add the new one because the management group already has a broken failover manager that could not be found anymore. Oct 10, 20 the update itself was quick and smooth, but i had a problem with hp storevirtual failover manager, or fom for short. The multisite san features enable you to synchronously and automatically mirror data between geographic sites. Aug 25, 2016 are you talking about lefthand p4000 failover manager. For more information, see failover manager overview in the hp storageworks p4000 san user guide, installed with the. A virtual manager is a ondemand manager that you can manually start if you need it.
Besides the typical fixes complete list in the release notes see below we find also some important updates in this 12. It runs as a virtual appliance in either a vmware vsphere or microsoft hyperv server environment, and must be installed on network hardware other than the storage systems in the san. Place an even amount of managers in both sites and run the failover manager at an independent site. Hp lefthand centralized management console is a program developed by hewlettpackard. Enter a name for the failover manager, select whether you want it powered on after it is installed, and click next. Just add fom to your management group and run the third manager on it. I cannot seem to find where i can download the hp p4000 vsa failover manager.
The binaries can be found in the download directory of cmc go to help, preferences and click upgrades. Note that the protection array manager at site 1 is 10. The first one with 2 p4300g2 the second one with 2 4530 software version is 12. Are you talking about lefthand p4000 failover manager. Ovf and then decommissioning the old one if that is what you are wanting to do. On the configuration interface main menu, tab to network tcpip settings and press enter. Hp lefthand san failback procedure for vmware white paper. Download the hpe storevirtual failover manager installer from the storevirtual downloads page and run the installer on the computer that will be used to administer the san. The enhancement i was really looking forward is the quorum witness. In the vmware application, navigate to the location of the failover manager and start the virtual machine. Hp lefthand storage solution release notes at00496006, april 2009. Do not install it on the san itself or on avolume that is served from the storevirtual storage systems. This white paper documents the procedure for failback from a vmware site recovery manager srm recovery site after srm has performed a failover on an hp lefthand san. Horrible iscsi performance with lefthand vmware communities.
The hp storevirtual fom or lefthand, if you are nostalgic of the old name is a small linuxbased virtual machine, with the. Hp p4000 failover manager cant choose correct vm network. Its going to form the basis of all my storage for my home lab. This document is intended for customers who are using an hp lefthand san with vmware.
Page 1 hp lefthand storage multisite configuration guide abstract this guide contains detailed instructions for designing and implementing the multisite san features of hp lefthand storage. Electronic delivery offers you a quick and efficient way to receive software, licenses, documentation and other. Most virtualized server environments require shared storage for high availability, as well as application data, and storage solutions should. From the p4000 vsa installation and configuration guide. As you know, you need a minimum of three servers 2 actual san vms and 1 fom to ensure proper failover. Unlike the failover manager, which is always running, the virtual manager must be started manually on a storage system after quorum is lost. Hp lefthand storage solutions user guide part number.
When the failover manager finishes booting, enter start and press enter to log in to the configuration interface. View and download hp lefthand p4000 san solutions release note online. This entry was written by newmanth, posted on september 23, 2010 at 4. Hpe free software is now downloadable at this site in a new section named free software. The installer for the failover manager for hyperv server includes a wizard that guides through configuring the virtual machine on the network and powering on the failover manager. Download the latest drivers, firmware, and software for your hp device manager. A fom is a special version of lefthand os and its primary function is to act as a tie breaker in splitbrain scenarios. First hp logged in with the root credentials the password for root was sawtooth. For more information, see failover manager overview in the hp storageworks p4000 san user guide, installed with the cmc as a pdf in the documentation folder. When configuring this for srm at site 2, reverse the ipaddresses.
Hp storevirtual vsa kvm for red hat enterprise linux 6. Hp lefthand p4000 support and document resources super post. Mar 25, 2014 a virtual manager is a ondemand manager that you can manually start if you need it. Install the cli from the hp lefthand management dvd. P4500 and failover manager hewlett packard enterprise.
Upon installation and setup, it defines an autostart registry entry which makes this program run on each windows boot for all user logins. Hp device manager software and driver downloads hp. The other 4500 node is reporting its manager as online. The hp storevirtual fom or lefthand, if you are nostalgic of the old name is a small linuxbased virtual machine, with the only role of witness in a storevirtual multinode, so it can have an odd number of nodes thus ensuring a. Hp storevirtual 4000 configuration manual pdf download. This is hps official website that will help automatically detect and download the correct drivers free of cost for your hp computing and printing products for windows and mac operating system. Therefore i would recommend spinning up a new fom from the. Right now i have a 2node vsa setup and i want a 3rd machine to act as the failover manager to resolve quorum disputes and otherwise ensure that things continue to run even when one of the machines goes down. Platforms supported for this release upgrades to version 9. Failover manager fom quorum witness nfs virtual manager. Hp storevirtula failover manager hpe hardware spiceworks. One of the p4500 appear under management group name. Manager and failover manager issue hewlett packard. A virtual manager is added to a management group, as shown in figure 52 on page 151, but is not started on a storage system until a failure in the system causes a loss of quorum.507 896 402 754 1539 23 1045 1146 97 845 1326 1454 601 1527 866 311 14 1180 760 1360 174 1294 16 377 702 413 995 1276 1060 516 193 324 6 1322 1174 1026 1142 1287 488 1453 376 688 1171 556 35 1301 1400 185 1448