HPE Storage Users Group

A Storage Administrator Community




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Trying to revive a surplus 3PAR 7200c
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2022 2:47 pm 

Joined: Sun Jan 23, 2022 1:52 pm
Posts: 2
Hi everyone,

I recently acquired some good junk, a 3PAR 7200c node shelf with no disks. I bought some disks and some FC SFP's and I'd like to stand it up and start using it.

Both nodes boot, putting me to a login prompt. I managed to log in using 3paradm with the default password, ending up at the inserv cli% prompt. It appears to have 3.3.2 MU4 loaded, but since it came with no disks I get errors like this.

InServ cli% showsysmgr
Table of contents (TOC) quorum not reached.

No TOCs found.
8 disks were considered invalid TOC sources due to unread or bad labels.

InServ cli% shownode
Error: Could not retrieve node information
InServ cli% showcage
System manager is still initializing - try this command later.
Use 'showsysmgr' to see the current system state.
InServ cli% showpd -i
Error: The cache server is waiting for the system manager to finish reporting the system configuration and status. Please try again later.

I intend to use a VSP, but I haven't installed one yet.

My question is this: What is the best way to get this array initialized and usable with the new disks?

Thanks for any help you can offer.
CCG


Attachments:
File comment: Checkhealth output
checkhealth.txt [5.25 KiB]
Downloaded 282 times
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Trying to revive a surplus 3PAR 7200c
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2022 2:18 am 

Joined: Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:11 pm
Posts: 1391
Location: Europe
You have potentially a couple of issues.... sysmgr hasn't started which is probably because you don't have any drives admitted to the system.

What does "showlicense" say?

What does showpd -i and showpd -d say?

Just putting it out there in case you didn't research this first. 3PAR uses drives with 520bytes sectors (vs 512 for standard drives). 3PAR also installs customs firmware on the drives which significantly limits the amount of supported (and usable) disk types/models.

_________________
The views and opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my current or previous employers.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Trying to revive a surplus 3PAR 7200c
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:27 am 

Joined: Sun Jan 23, 2022 1:52 pm
Posts: 2
Thanks for the reply Mammagutt.

It doesn't look like showpd -d is valid but I tried the -state and got this.

1640013-0 login: 3paradm
Password:
InServ cli% showlicense
No license has been entered.
InServ cli% showpd -i
Error: The cache server is waiting for the system manager to finish reporting th e system configuration and status. Please try again later.
InServ cli% showpd -d
showpd: Invalid option: -d

SYNTAX
showpd [options] [<PD_ID> ...]
showpd -listcols

OPTIONS
-listcols List columns available to be shown with -showcols.
-showcols <column>[,<column>...]
Explicitly select columns to show.
-i Show inventory (inquiry) information.
-e Show disk environmental and error information.
-c Show chunklet usage information.
-state Show detailed state information.
-s Show detailed state information.
-path Show current and saved path information for disks.
-space Show disk capacity usage information (in MB).
-sortcol <col>[,<dir>][:<col>[,<dir>]...]
Sorts command output based on column number (<col>).
-failed Show only failed physical disks.
-degraded Show only degraded disks
-p <pattern> Show disks matching <pattern>
-nodes <node_list> Specifies the node list.
-slots <slot_list> Specifies the slot list.
-ports <port_list> Specifies the port list.
-w <world-wide_name> Specifies the WWN of the physical disk.

Try 'showpd -h' for detailed information for options
InServ cli% showpd -state
Error: The cache server is waiting for the system manager to finish reporting th e system configuration and status. Please try again later.
InServ cli%


Thanks again,
CCG


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Trying to revive a surplus 3PAR 7200c
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2022 3:54 pm 

Joined: Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:11 pm
Posts: 1391
Location: Europe
Right. Showpd -s was probably what I was after.

Anyways, you don’t have a license installed and that will become a problem as you’re unable to get any disks accepted/admitted into the system without it.

_________________
The views and opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my current or previous employers.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Trying to revive a surplus 3PAR 7200c
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2022 3:27 am 

Joined: Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:03 pm
Posts: 32
If you need help ping me via PM.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 14 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group | DVGFX2 by: Matt