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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



Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch: FOS 6.0.xOpen in a New Window

I was recently trying to upgrade the Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch (5480) used by our C-Class Blade Enclosure, and I'm having difficulties finding the correct Fabric OS versions I'll need to upgrade. We're currently on FOS 6.2.0d, and I need a few different versions of 6.0.x until I can jump into FOS 7.0.x, however I'm unable to find them anywhere. I can't find them posted on Brocade's website, HPE Support Center (only showing 7.0.x versions), or elsewhere on the web.

I found a support article (https://community.hpe.com/t5/Storage-Area-Networks-SAN/firmware-brocade-6-0-1a-where-is-it/td-p/5211181) which is from 2011, which says HP has removed them from HPE Support Center and the HP FTP site, and that I should contact HP to have them upload these versions and provide me with links. We're definitely no longer under a support contract, so I'm at a bit of a loss.

Are we stuck on 6.2.0d forever because the files I need simply don't exist? I understand products can't be supported indefinitely, although it would be nice if legacy downloads were always available.


How to move Lun to other server without formateOpen in a New Window


it was our case under Linux Server to move the Luns to new servers

After many tries i made it . so want to share it with you

here is the steps

Old Server

1-backup VG
vgcfgbackup –f /tmp/”vg-backup” “vgname”
2-Then copy vg-backup to old CCTV Server
scp /tmp/”vg-backup” x.x.x.x:/root
3-unpresent Lun

New Server
1-Present Lun

2-Scan for new Luns

hp_rescan -a

3-Restore the backup for VG
vgcfgrestore –f /root/vg-backup name” “VG name”

4-Run command vg display

5-Enable VG
vgchange -a y “VG name”



What cables to useOpen in a New Window

Hello Forum,

Kind of newbie question, but we've bought a P6550 and 2 EVA4400's 
On the P6550 controllers are 4 FC, and 2 SAS ports per controller.
The FC ports are to connect/provide access to servers, and the SAS ports to connect the EVA4400.

Only thing is, cables to EVA are missing and I cant figure out which type to use.
There are Y cables and normal ones
Can anyone provide info on what types are compatible and what is the better option?
or must it always be Ycables?



Expanding vDisk in EVAOpen in a New Window

I am hoping someone can help me. 

I am fairly new to HP Storage and my company has two large HP SAN's running the EVA interface. I have recently added new disks to one and expanded some of the vDisks fine. I am trying to now expand a vDisk on the other SAN (which I have not added new disks to, but has over 3 TBs of free storage) and when I type in the new 'Requested' storage figure, it asks me to confirm deletion of the vDisk. 

It did not do this on my previous expansion, and the deletion question has rather put me off trying to expand this. Why would it be asking me to delete?




HP StorageWorks 4/64 SAN Switch stencilOpen in a New Window

Hello Guys!


I am looking for the stencil for the folloiwng product:

HP StorageWorks 4/64 SAN Switch 

Best regards.


P800 Controler with Storageworks and Server 2012 R2 DatacenterOpen in a New Window



It seems that the P800 controller drivers and management software are not suported in Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter.

Are there any alternatives other than a hyper-v 2008 server? 


HP SAN 4/32 - HP Serial and "Defaults" Not Allowing Console LoginOpen in a New Window


I purchased a SAN 4/32 HP switch a couple of months ago, and have been having trouble setting it up. 

I have a Qlogic board installed on the server, but the switch still needs configuration.

The seller stated that the switch has been reset to factory defaults, and that a true HP serial cable should allow me to log in. 

I've looked at another forum post to see that I could try via Telnet (23 port), but that doesn't work. Also, attaching the Link doesn't result in any IP on my network. 

So, how can I get into this dang console with this HP serial to RJ45 on my Windows 10 laptop with Putty?

Can I emulate the port as serial? If so, what is the designation for the RJ45 PCI controller port (e.g. "COM 1" equivalent)?

Thanks in advance,
Tyler Scafidi


HPDM Multipath tar file neededOpen in a New Window

I have installed RHEL 6.5 in my server HP BL 460 .

Here I need HPDM multipath tar file i.e pakage (not single RPM) file  for RHEL 6.5   because i want to present LUN from my hp SAN

From net, I don't find specific link for this tar file.


It's helpful  if anyone can share the  specific link.


Command VIew in a VMOpen in a New Window

Hello, recently we moved our EVA 6400 from our primary datacenter to our back office datacenter where we already had other EVA6500 managed by a pyshical server. So, I deployed a VM to manage the EVA6400 only! WELL.. following documentation, to use Command View within VM I need to configure my VM with a SCSI device.. but... when I select the "Raid HP" option I see two "Raid HP" not only one. I believe it means both EVA. But how do I know which is which ?! (see attachment)



EVA 4400 System and Controller Status Unknown from Management ModuleOpen in a New Window

Hi All,

We have an old EVA 4400. Today I reset the managment module and when login to the status of System, Controller1 and Controller2 shown as Unknown. At the back of the HSv300 there are no lights on the FC module (connection to SAN switch) and stacking cables to storage enclosures. Any idea that could pint us to the right direction to resolve this is much appreciated.


Thank you.

Best regards,



Create EVA P6500 RSM SnapshotOpen in a New Window

Hello All,

I am trying to create a RSM script which will create a snapshot of a EVA Vdisk everyday and then delete old snapshots after 7 days. Since I am new to this, Can anyone please share any template if possible?

Many thanks!


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