I'm trying to setup a new V3700, so I went through the steps of setting up IPs, email...
After walking through the Initial Configuration in the GUI, I answered "No" to configure storage since I didn't want the default RAID5 config.
I then went on to do some other configurations like a secondary mgmt IP and changing the IPs on the service NICs...
I then attempted to upgrade the firmware from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52. The test utility and the upgrade all indicated they were successful but it still shows it at level 184.108.40.206. I haven't power cycled the SAN but did log out and back into the GUI as well as bouncing between screens and using F5 before that and it didn't update.
I then decided to configure some disk. I went to Pools -> Internal Storage and clicked on "Configure Storage".
I set up a RAID 6 optimized for capacity using 31 136.23 GB SAS 15000rpm, io_grp0 disks.
This set it up for:
3 x Basic RAID 6
10,10, 9 drives
2 Hot spares
0 Unconfigured Drives
I indicated "Create one or more new pools" and gave it a base name that is 9 characters long and all letters.
It has been sitting at 50% done searching for quorum disks for about 2 hours now. Is this normal and it just takes a long time to create the pools?
From everything I can find, its supposed to setup the quorum disks automatically, I don't need to set them up in advance. Plan to leave it sit longer and if it doesn't finish will "Cancel" and try again.
Has anyone seen this behaviour before or a firmware upgrade appearing successful but not reporting the new version. I assume that we shouldn't need to powercycle the SAN to pickup a firmware update since that won't be possible in the future when its running.
FYI, this has not been cabled up to any systems or fibre switches yet. I am just working off the SAN plus 1 extra tray using firefox on a server in the same network.