PowerVault/Edge Configuration - ESX/Linux Server Install
Jeffrey C. Baldwin
Jeff.Baldwin at ncmail.net
Tue Apr 3 16:15:26 CDT 2007
Fairly new to the SAN/fibre stuff, so work with me here please :-) ....
we have *tons* of Dell equipment here, I'm just new and just now getting
my hands into the system configuration stuff.
I ran into these problems during my attempt to install VMWare ESX3
Server on the following hardware.... I'm just hoping for some help in
ensuring that I have everything configured properly from a hardware
perspective, I will provide as much information as possible.
Dell PowerEdge 2650 is the server I am attempting to install ESX3 Server
This server did not come with a fibre channel card, so I removed one
from another Dell system and installed a QLogic QLA2200 PCI Fibre
Attached that to a Dell PowerVault 50F 8-Port Fibre Channel Switch
Which is then connected to a Dell PowerVault 650F (I wish I could
name/identify the type of cable connecting the 50F to the 650F, however
I have never seen a cable like this before)
Ok, from here... where do I go? I have all of the physical connections
and I can install ESX Server onto the PowerEdge 2650 internal RAID, no
problem... but how do I know that the attached SAN is working
properly? How do I verify that the server is talking to the switch and
the switch is talking to the SAN?
<additional notes for the card>
During the system POST/startup I see that the machine recognizes that
the Fibre card has been installed, it shows the card model information
and the BIOS version.
Tells me I can press Alt-Q for the Fast!UTIL
But then, it says "BIOS for Adapter 0 is disabled
ROM BIOS NOT INSTALLED
Is that bad?
I press Alt-Q, click on fibre disk utility, the adapter is there, I
click enter, Go into disk-utility options, and if I try any of the
options there (low level format, verify disk data, etc..), I just get
SCSI command errors
SCSI operation code: 00
SCSI sense key: 05
SCSI additional sense code: 04
SCSI additional Sense Code Qualifier: 00
That's as much information/knowledge as I have.... I hope someone can
help point me in a goo direction
I'm just lost :-)
Any guidance, again, is greatly appreciated.
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