Connect servers directly to an HPE 3PAR Storage system in an existing environment

There are two options for connecting to a 3PAR Storage system:

Prerequisites

  • Minimum required privileges: Infrastructure administrator or Network administrator

  • SAN storage volumes to attach to the profile

  • FlexFabric interconnects

Connecting servers directly to an HPE 3PAR Storage system in an existing environment

Procedure
  1. Physically connect the HPE 3PAR Storage system to the enclosure.
  2. Create a direct-attach Fibre Channel network.
  3. Edit an uplink set or create a new uplink set to connect the direct-attach Fibre Channel network to the interconnect uplink port(s) of the enclosure to which you connected the HPE 3PAR Storage system:
    1. Specify a name for the uplink set (new uplink set only).
    2. Select Fibre Channel for Type.
    3. Under Networks, add the direct-attach Fibre Channel network you created in step 2.
    4. Under Uplink Ports, add uplink port(s) from the interconnect module that is connected to the 3PAR Storage system.
    5. Click Create.
    6. Verify that the uplink set was created in the details pane.
  4. Create a server profile or Edit a server profile that connects the direct-attach Fibre Channel network to the server hardware you want to connect to your 3PAR Storage system:
    NOTE:

    The server hardware must be powered off before you add it to a server profile or edit a server profile it is associated with.

    1. From the Server hardware list, choose the server hardware you want connected to the 3PAR Storage system.
    2. Click Add connection.
    3. For Device type, select Fibre Channel.
    4. For Network, select the Fibre Channel direct-attach network you created in step 2.
    5. Supply the data requested on the rest of the screen and click Add.
    6. In the SAN Storage section, click Manage SAN Storage.
    7. Set the Host OS Type.
    8. Click Add Volume.
    9. Select the Volume Name.
    10. Set the LUN type.
    11. Confirm the storage paths.
    12. Click Add.
    13. Supply the data requested on the rest of the screen and click Create.
    14. Verify that the profile was created in the master pane or that your changes were made in the details pane.
  5. Power on the server hardware.
  6. Verify a healthy status for connections in the Activity screen and associated resources.