Hi, this is probably a crazy question but here we go. I have a 7700e HDS that I want to have a play with. The problems I have are, how to connect it to a SUN enterprise server and how to configure the disks when successfully connected. Normally I work with smaller Unix systems in the automotive industry but I would like to learn more about the bigger storage arrays and the possibility of using it. Any help or technical information would be much appreciated.
You can connect to it via standard SCSI or using a Fibre HBA either through a switch or direct connect. For Fibre, just download the latest driver from your HBA vendor's Web site and install it. For SCSI, you have to set up SCSI IdDs for the disks you want to connect to. (You can use a standard SCSI adapter.)
Then all you have to do is call up your local HDS rep and have him set up the array for you, the way you want it. (You can do this yourself but I don't have room to get into it here.)
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This was first published in May 2002