To use HP StorageWorks MSA 1000 and MSA 1500 with ESX/ESXi systems, configure the FC connections between the SAN array and the ESX/ESXi host with the Profile Name set to Linux.

1

Create a static connection on the MSA 1000 by using the MSA 1000 command-line interface.

For information on installing and configuring the command-line interface, see the HP StorageWorks MSA 1000 documentation.

Note

You cannot create connection settings by using the HP Array Configuration utility.

2

Connect the MSA 1000 command-line interface to the MSA 1000.

3

Verify that the FC network between the MSA 1000 and the ESX/ESXi host is working.

4

Start the command-line interface and enter the following at the prompt:

SHOW CONNECTIONS

The output displays a connection specification for each FC WWNN and WWPN attached to the MSA 1000.

Connection Name: <unknown>
Host WWNN = 20:02:00:a0:b8:0c:d5:56 
Host WWPN = 20:03:00:a0:b8:0c:d5:57
Profile Name = Default 
Unit Offset 0 
Controller 1 Port 1 Status = Online 
Controller 2 Port 1 Status = Online
5

Make sure the host’s WWNN and WWPN show the correct connection for each FC adapter on the ESX/ESXi machine.

6

Create a static connection.

ADD CONNECTION ESX_CONN_1 WWNN=20:02:00:a0:b8:0c:d5:56 WWPN=20:03:00:a0:b8:0c:d5:57 PROFILE=LINUX
7

Verify the connection by entering the following:

SHOW CONNECTIONS

The output displays a single connection with the WWNN and WWPN pair 20:02:00:a0:b8:0c:d5:56 and 20:03:00:a0:b8:0c:d5:57 and the Profile Name set to Linux:

Connection Name: ESX_CONN_1 
Host WWNN = 20:02:00:a0:b8:0c:d5:56
Host WWPN = 20:03:00:a0:b8:0c:d5:57 
Profile Name = Linux 
Unit Offset = 0 
Controller 1 Port 1 Status = Online 
Controller 2 Port 1 Status = Online
Note

Make sure WWNN = 20:02:00:a0:b8:0c:d5:56 and WWPN = 20:03:00:a0:b8:0c:d5:57 display a single connection.

There should be no connection with the Connection Name unknown for WWNN=20:02:00:a0:b8:0c:d5:56 and WWPN =20:03:00:a0:b8:0c:d5:57.

8

Add static connections with different connection name values for each WWNN and WWPN on the ESX/ESXi host.