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gsb_2
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Re: XCS 10.000.00?

If you look through the 10.000.00 release notes, there is a ton of fixes. I guess in 10.000.01 there will be a few more.
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Robert Atkinson
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Message 52 of 72 (1,825 Views)

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Diassapointing that HP could easily have posted something here to quell the rumours, but here is an offical line I've managed to procure :-

"There is a new release of f/w coming out and that is 10.00 XCS. This is currently in controlled release and is only advised for problems not resolved in XCS 09534.

XCs 09534 is stable and works for 99% of customerâ s. It has been out for over a year with no issues."

Rob.
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Davy Priem
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Message 53 of 72 (1,825 Views)

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So actually there are saying: 'We have great new features in XCS 10.0, but you should not use them since you have 09534 firmware now, and you use it already for a year without any problems.'

From a hidden source: XCS 10.0 makes your EVA4400-controllers sometimes go nuts.
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Johan Guldmyr
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Message 54 of 72 (1,825 Views)

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Robert: but if it's in controlled release, why can we download it from software.hp.com? Doesn't seem very controlled to me :)

Maybe it's the code for x400 series that is in controlled release.


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Torsten.
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Message 55 of 72 (1,825 Views)

Re: XCS 10.000.00?

I now have an ISO file with this XCS code for HSV340 and HSV360 only, and another for HSV300,340,360,400 and 450.

If one of them is bad, would take it away from the download area be the only action from HP?

BTW, should it be read as version XCS 1.0000000 now? ;-)

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.
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Still in google cache:

Overview

HP P6300/P6500 EVA and EVA4400/6400/8400 now ship with XCS v10000000 pre-installed. XCS v10000000 is available for download. Both versions of XCS are supported by HP P6000 Command View 9.4 Software.

HP P6000 Command View array-based management (ABM) is only supported on the P6300/P6500 EVA management module and the EVA4400 management module.

Note: If you use HP Continuous Access Software with EVA, please contact your local HP Services representative. EVA XCS v10000000 is the recommended version for CA users.

To receive support alerts (such as Customer Advisories), driver updates, software, firmware, and customer replaceable components, in your e-mail through HP Subscriber's Choice. Sign up for Subscriber's Choice Driver, Patch, Security, ad Support alerts at the following URL: http://www.hp.com/go/myadvisory

HP Enterprise Virtual Array compatibility reference

For specific requirements concerning HP P6000 EVA Command View, see the HP Enterprise Virtual Array compatibility reference, available from the HP Business Support Center web site:

http://www.hp.com/support/manuals

1. Under storage, click Storage Software.
2. Under Storage Device Management software, click HP P6000 Command View Software.
3. Under General Reference, click HP P6000 Enterprise Virtual Array compatibility reference.

Updating product software Guide

To update the product software, see the HP Enterprise Virtual Array updating product software guide. This document is located at the following URL:

http://www.hp.com/support/manuals

1. Under storage, click Disk Storage Systems.
2. Under EVA Disk Arrays, click HP P6000 Enterprise Virtual Array, HP 4400 Enterprise Virtual Array, or HP 6400/8400 Enterprise Virtual Arrays.

EVA documentation on the HP Business Support Center web site

The release notes, upgrading product software guide, and Read Me First documents may be of particular interest to those downloading the HP P6300/P6500 EVA and EVA4400/6400/8400 Series Media Kit 10.0:

http://www.hp.com/support/manuals

Click Disk Storage Systems under storage, and then select HP P6000 Enterprise Virtual Array, HP 4400 Enterprise Virtual Array, or HP 6400/8400 Enterprise Virtual Arrays under EVA Disk Arrays.

Firmware downloads for the EVA4400 embedded switch may be also be found on the HP Business Support Center web site:

http://www.hp.com/support/downloads

Click Disk Storage Systems under storage, and then select HP 4400 Enterprise Virtual Array under EVA Disk Arrays.

Additional product information
Product #: T4256-63135
Version: 10000000
Software specification: XCS 10000000 Media (T4256-10040.ISO)



http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:JKbHBQLpK0EJ:https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/...

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Davy Priem
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Message 57 of 72 (1,825 Views)

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Not only google cache: it is available on the hp biz site.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c02858292/c02858292.pdf?HPBCMETA::
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gsb_2
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Message 58 of 72 (1,809 Views)

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I installed XCS 10.000.00 on my EVA 4400. No problems so far.

 

There is this paragraph in the Service notes but the password doesn't seem to work.

 

HP P6000 Thin Provisioning Software license

Current EVAx400 customers who have upgraded to HP P6000 Command View and XCS 10000000 can obtain a thin provisioning license from Software Depot:

  1. Go to http://www.software.hp.com/kiosk .

  2. When prompted, enter the following credentials:

    • User name: COMMANDVIEW_THP_LTU_KIOSK

    • Password: Thp_LTU

  3. Select the license key associated with your array model.

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Mr Will
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Message 59 of 72 (1,805 Views)

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Yep, I couldn't get through with that password either.

 

However, I did get my license today (didn't work yesterday) using this password:

  • User name: COMMANDVIEW_THP_LTU_KIOSK

  • Password: Thp_LTUs

Found it in some other material, I think it's unbelievable how hard it is for them to get these right the first time...

 

I haven't upgraded to XCS 10000000, maybe next week... (EVA4400)

 

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gsb_2
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Message 60 of 72 (1,794 Views)

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You must be lucky, I can't get either password to work.

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Mr Will
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Message 61 of 72 (1,899 Views)

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Yes, logging in seems to only work from time to time. I just tried again and it worked. So go! Now! ;)

 

Check this out: HP P6000 Enterprise Virtual Array License Key Installation Instructions

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CLEB
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Message 62 of 72 (1,883 Views)

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I see there is a different file now for x400 EVA's than the P6000 range.

 

HP_EVA_4400_6400_8400_XCS_10000000_Media_T4256_10044.iso 21.7MB

 

XCS_10000000_Media_T4256_10040.iso 31.1MB

 

 

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Johan Guldmyr
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Message 63 of 72 (1,875 Views)

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Exciting stuff! Has anybody tried out the Thin Provisioning yet?


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CLEB
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Message 64 of 72 (1,870 Views)

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I've not tried any of this on a real system.

 

You can get the new P6000 simulator which has all the previous EVA family from here:

https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=P6000EVASimulator

 

I've just tried it and it does show you the new LUN migration process.

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CLEB
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Message 65 of 72 (1,787 Views)

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Does this new firmware include the ability to replicate LUNs larger than 2TB?

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Johan Guldmyr
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Message 66 of 72 (1,780 Views)

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In the release notes for CV 9.4 it says "support snapshot replication of LUNs greater than 2TB. Also supports shrinking/expansion of large LUNs."


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CLEB
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Message 67 of 72 (1,774 Views)

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What is snapshot replication? Is that the same as Continous Access?

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Johan Guldmyr
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Message 68 of 72 (1,773 Views)

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I suspect it refers to Business Copy - like snapshots, snapclones, mirror clones.


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Greg Beifuss
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Can anyone share the minimum MMP for this XCS version? I haven't been able to find this out, or a link to download it if required.

 

Thanks

Greg

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Johan Guldmyr
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Message 70 of 72 (1,730 Views)

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I thought the MMP was upgraded through the Command View iso these days. Have you looked on that .iso?

In the XCS 100000 release notes:

"Management module software support—Version 0001.4300 is supported with XCS 10000000.
The management module applies to the EVA4400, P6300 EVA, and P6500 EVA only"


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CLEB
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Message 71 of 72 (1,728 Views)

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Yes the Command View 9.4 iso contains an ABM.pkg for the management module

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Greg Beifuss
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mmp-0001.4300-CR0972  was on the CD, as noted.

Thanks!
Greg

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