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Installed new PRD in HP & Storage in IBM SAN

Dear Team,

I want to installed SAP on New HP Unix Server. but I want to use IBM SAN storage for database storage.

If I use HP Unix Server and Create Oracle File System i.e /oracle/PRD/sapdate1...... to /oracle/PRD/sapdate4.....,

/oracle/PRD/mirrlogA ,B, /oracle/PRD/origlogA , B and /oracle/PRD/oraarch in IBM SAN.

I want to Plan this scenerio for my Production Server.

Because our team want to implement this schenerio.

But I am afferading that if any Problem will come like

(1) HP will give support of IBM SAN .

(2) IBM give support on HP-ux server and OS.

If any problem will come like in IBM SAN that file system not showing . where should I contect.?

If IBM say update HP-UX patch . But these patch not compatable with IBM SAN.

Please suggest me for this scenerio.

Should I go for this schenerio in my Production server environment becuase our Production server run 24*7 ?

Thanks

Kavi

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    Aug 07, 2009 at 02:39 PM
    But I am afferading that if any Problem will come like
    (1) HP will give support of IBM SAN .
    (2) IBM give support on HP-ux server and OS.
    
    If any problem will come like in IBM SAN that file system not showing . where should I contect.?
    If IBM say update HP-UX patch . But these patch not compatable with IBM SAN.
    
    Please suggest me for this scenerio.

    Check the possibility of taking support contract for the whole hardware. I have seen this happening for non-sap systems in my earlier orgnization.

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  • Aug 06, 2009 at 10:28 AM

    Hi kavi,

    I don't see any problem with this scenario.

    The important things to note will be what fibre card and drivers you are using in the HP server and whether it is compatible with your IBM SAN. For example, we have many HP Blades which are connected to an EMC storage system. The HP Blades use a Qlogic fibre card which most Unix/Linux distributions support and HP themselves also provide the drivers.

    Should something go wrong with the connectivity to your SAN then you will need to determine whether it's the fault of the HP fibre card or drivers or the actual storage system itself. That I would say will be a disadvantage, as you most likely will need two maintenance contracts now instead of a single one. Either way, if you don't know the cause of the problem a HP or IBM engineer should be able to determine what is at fault but it could cost you, in both money and time.

    Hope that helps.

    Nelis

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