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StorageWorks Command View EVA 9.03 License errorOpen in a New Window


         Before there is no problem, today found a connection license error, do not know what the problem is a Windows 2003 Server, recently updated hotfix, do not know if this is caused? Can help? Thank you

OS : Windows server 2003 R2 64bit

CommandView version : v9.03.00.100811



fdisk -l not showing EVA Virtual DisksOpen in a New Window

Hello guys,

I'm trying to present Vdisks to a linux box but with no sucess.

Vdisks are created and presented to Host. At host level (Red Hat 6) after executing hp_scan, fdisk is only showing local disks.

These are brocade configurations:

Area Port Media Speed State Proto
0 0 id 4G Online F-Port 50:00:1f:e1:50:11:20:59 <- controller 1
1 1 id 4G Online F-Port 50:00:1f:e1:50:11:20:5d <- controller 2
2 2 id 4G No_Light
3 3 id 4G No_Light
4 4 id 4G No_Light
5 5 id 4G No_Light
6 6 id 4G No_Light
7 7 id 4G No_Light
8 8 id 4G No_Light
9 9 id 4G No_Light
10 10 id 4G No_Light
11 11 id 4G No_Light
12 12 id 4G Online F-Port 10:00:00:00:c9:53:78:22   <- linux server hba
13 13 id 4G Online F-Port 10:00:00:00:c9:53:2d:19
14 14 id 4G No_Light
15 15 id 4G No_Light
16 16 id 4G Online F-Port 50:00:1f:e1:50:11:20:5f <-- controller 1
17 17 id 4G Online F-Port 50:00:1f:e1:50:11:20:5b <-- controller 2 
18 18 id 4G No_Light
19 19 id 4G No_Light
20 20 id 4G No_Light
21 21 id 4G No_Light
22 22 id 4G No_Light
23 23 id 4G No_Light
24 24 id 4G No_Light
25 25 id 4G No_Light
26 26 id 4G No_Light
27 27 id 4G No_Light
28 28 id 4G No_Light
29 29 id 4G No_Light
30 30 id 4G No_Light
31 31 id 4G No_Light

Active configuration:

zone: RDP 102,0


[root@ac03 tmp]# lssg -w

sg1   3,0,0,0         HP HSV210 6110  5000-1fe1-5011-2050

sg2   3,0,1,0         HP HSV210 6110  5000-1fe1-5011-2050

sg3   3,0,2,0         HP HSV210 6110  5000-1fe1-5011-2050

sg4   3,0,3,0         HP HSV210 6110  5000-1fe1-5011-2050

Any idea?









HP EVA5000 - without HSVOpen in a New Window

Hi Guys,
there is possibility to run this stuff  drive enclosures with disks, and

364549-005 HP FC System I/O E-PBC Modul-A EVA5000
364548-005 HP FC System I/O E-PBC Modul-B EVA5000
375393-005 HP StorageWorks M5314B FC EMU ModuleMissing Items: nein

without HSV? What will happen when I connect this to Windows/Linux server? 



P6300 - Bad cabling configuration detected in the backend devices cabling - 2C4DOpen in a New Window

Hello community,

I recently installed online a new disk enclosure for an already online-upgraded P6300.

Initially they array had 2 disk enclosures. Some time ago I added a third below the others with no issues following the installation instructions.

Now I follow the same steps to add a fourth disk enclosure but it went not that good. Enclosure was recognized with its disks but event log sporadically logs a message like this for both controllers:

***Critical event*** Controller 2 Bad cabling configuration detected in the backend devices cabling. - 0685992d
I've uploaded images with the intermediate 2C3D cabling and the final 2C4D. The initial 2C2D was the same as in the M6625 installation intructions.

No other hardware warnings/alerts in Command View.

Any advice will be appreciated.

Thank you



EVA 8400 HSV450 2C8D Cabling guide???? plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzOpen in a New Window

I need the cabling diagram of EVA 8400 hsv45 2C8D



HP HSV200 SCSI Array DeviceOpen in a New Window


I am new at the SAN configuration, so I need all the help I can get.

I was assigned to install and configura a SAN solution, and I hope I get the most part done. Here is what I have:
- one HP EVA 4100
- two HP StorageWorks 4/8 Base SAN Switches
- one HP DL380 G5 Base Storage Server
- one one MSL4048 LTO 4 Fiber Channel Tape Library

So far, after a huge amount of research I think I got the Switches configured, whit Aliases, and Zones to proper ports. Also, I created Disk groups, vdisks, and hoasts. Now I have to preset the disk to a hoast, but the server does not see any disk.
Looking at a different server, similar configuration as mine (on a different network, not the one I'm in) I saw in Device Manager, for the Disks, the "HP HSV200 SCSI Array Device", which does not show on my server. The only disks I see on my server, are the phisycal disks that the server has.
Could this be just a driver issue? Everything looks good in device manager; I don't have any pop-ups for installing any driver, but I still cannot see the Presented vdisk.
Is there any specific task involved on the server to see the presented vdisk? I just go in Disk Management and rescan for disks after any change I made, but still nothing.
What am I missing?
Any sugestions would be really appreciated.

Thank you


xpinfo 34.00.00 for vmware/esxOpen in a New Window

We have a P9500 connected to the ESX systems.

On the official HP website is the new release of xpinfo/p900info which should be supported on VMware.

But it does not work. 

Someone has got to try it?


XP7 Configuration reportOpen in a New Window

I am a big fan of the ability to create the configuration report via the "XP7 remote web console". I would like to be able to create this report from the command line (CLI). Is this a possibility? I beleive there was a tool on the older XP's called SANxpert. Is there something similar for the XP7 that a customer can use?




This Vdisk resides in a disk group with an unresolved hardware failure.Open in a New Window

how to change the status of the disks:
Operational state:     Operation in progress
Data state:     Reverting
They are in such a state without change over 20 hours
I attach a screenshot.


Brocade switch swapoutOpen in a New Window

We currently have a DCX switch with 6 48-port blades that is going to be swapped out for a new DCX core switch in a couple of months.  During this process we will also be migrating the IP addresses for the switch to new subnets.  Due to space constraints I'm going to have to pull the fiber from the old switch, down it, install the new switch, replace the fiber and copy the zoneset to it.  It's been many moons since I've set up a new Brocade, so I thought I'd ask the team if there is anything additional I need to be aware of.

The new switch wil be configured with a different domain ID and different IP addresses on the two CP blades and for the VIP that floats between them.  We will be standing up a new BNA server in the new subnet for monitoring and management.


Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!


Can't Access the EVA 4400 from the management port or even from the serial/console port!Open in a New Window

Hi All,

Good day.

We are facing a critical issue with our HP EVA4400 SAN Storage, we shutdown our EVA for electricity maintainance then when we powered on the EVA again, we couldn't access the management module or even the console ports, no connection between the storage and the FlexFabric module and we can't reach the data than on disks! , so any luck to solve this issue?


Thanks :)



HSV 300 (EVA 4400) Read Only SystemOpen in a New Window

We have a StorageWorks HSV 300. After installing 8 drives (6 600GB and 2 450 GB) and intializing the system, we get an error trying to manage it. Using the Command View EVA on a management server and the management module the result is the same: "Unable to perform command. Please Try again." With SSSU there's a little bit more info: "Error storage cell is managed by another agent". But here is the strage part, the management agent is the exact same agent from where we are trying to manage the system. After trying to execute all commands suggested here and on google with the same result, we decided to ask for your help guys. The commands the we have tried are (replacing system_name with the actual name of the system):


DELETE SYSTEM system_name

SELECT MANAGER management_agent USERNAME=user PASSWORD=pass

There is no data on the disks so, a full restore could be the solution here.

Any ideas?



HP EVA6500 Mirror clone best practicesOpen in a New Window

We are planning to take Mirror clone of a VDisk to different DG. 

Detach the original Vdisk and present the Mirror clone Vdisk to the server. Do we need any down time for this or precautions  to be taken care.


Storageworks Command view EVA, no storage systems are available.Open in a New Window

When I connect to the EVA, I get the above message saying that there is no storage systems available. We have changed the network switches this past weekend and it seems to conincide with that.  No fiber was touched, just RJ-45. The storgae system is still available on the network since my backups are still working, this had been previously configured to be seen in the backup server. It seems the problem is with the management console, but I can't figure it out. I have restarted the command view service multiple times without success and also have reset the NIC on the controller by taking it out and inserting it back in. This unit is connected to the fiber on our hp enclosure C7000 and all was working before this switch change. Can someone assist ?


Command View License PurchaseOpen in a New Window

Hi Guys,

Looking for some advice on EVA4400/EVA8400 in particular the command view software.......I have a few pallets of both EVA Systems that i need to test, i have downloaded the demo for P6000 Command view but it will run out shortly......

I have a quote to license it to make it legit and obviously to allow me to continue testing the EVA's which is priced at around 7,000 pounds (uk)........now these units are not being put into serviceall i am doing is checking they function properly for re-sell so i am not wanting to pay that amount of money just for a quick 10 mins test/setup, is there another software suite anyone could reccomend that i could use which would allow me to check the functionality on the units and not so expensive.............any help or advice would be very much appreciated.........




AlertsOpen in a New Window

Hi Guy's,

I am new to XP 24000 Storage Array, in this Alerts

Ref.Code: EF2219, 461219 and BF5210

Error Level: Service

Status: Not Complete

What is the meaning of these alerts, Please help me





Resetting EVA 4400 Management Module Not workingOpen in a New Window


As mentioned in the title I'm having troubles resetting my EVA Management Module, I tried restarting the module, reseting it and pulling it out and re-pluging it again but I'm still unable to ping its default IP.

This EVA was working since very long time and its management module was never connected to our network, so it still on its default ip settings which as mentioned in the Manual are:, the LEDs on the management modules are all green yet there is no network traffic on the management port.

Your help is very appreciated...



Management module on EVA4400 troubleshootingOpen in a New Window

We have an issue with an EVA4400 with a non-responsive management module. The unit had a power outage, but there are no problems with data or data access.


It looks like my only troubleshooting option is to reset it. Can somebody confirm for me that this is not going to cause issues with the data?


DocumentsOpen in a New Window

Hi everyone,


I'm new to Storage. Please can anyone help me to find out the documents of HP EVA 8400 &  HP 3PAR student guide and lab guide ( from basics onwards because I'm new to the HP SAN).


Thanx in advance.




Re: HP EVA ReportsOpen in a New Window

Hi everyone.

I'm new to storage. I wanna ask some questions from HP EVA. What are the Reports that we can pull from HP EVA 8400 and how ( step by step process)? And I need some documents for HP EVA 8400 & HP 3PAR Student guide and Lab Guide. Please help me where to find out these documents.


Thanks in advance


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