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HP-UX Host Utilities 6.0

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The HP-UX Host Utilities enable you to connect an HP-UX host to NetApp storage.

The HP-UX Host Utilities supports multiple protocols and the following environments:

  • Native MPIO

  • Veritas Dynamic Multipathing (DMP)

Note To indicate which environment is being used, this document sometimes specifies "DMP" for the Veritas DMP environment and "MPIO" for the HP-UX native environment. In some cases, the commands you use might vary depending on which drivers you are using. In those cases, both the environment and driver types are specified.
What you'll need
  • For reliable operation, verify that your entire iSCSI, FC, or FCoE configuration is supported.

You can use the NetApp Interoperability Matrix Tool to verify your configuration.

About this task

The NetApp HP-UX Host Utilities software package is available on the NetApp Support Site in a compressed file. After you download the file, you must decompress it before installation.

  1. Log in to your host.

  2. Download the HP-UX Host Utilities file netapp_hpux_host_utilities_6.0_ia_pa.depot.gz from the NetApp Support Site to your HP-UX host.

  3. Decompress the netapp_hpux_host_utilities_6.0_ia_pa.depot.gz file:

    # gunzip netapp_hpux_host_utilities_6.0_ia_pa.depot.gz

    The system places the extracted software in the directory where you uncompressed the depot file.

  4. Install the software:

    # swinstall -s /depot_path

    depot_path provides the path and name of the depot file.

    The swinstall command runs an installation script that verifies the status of your HP-UX setup. If your system meets the requirements, this script installs the sanlun utility and diagnostic scripts in the /opt/NetApp/santools/bin directory.

  5. Verify the installation:

    sanlun version

SAN Toolkit

HP-UX Host Utilities is a NetApp host software that provides a command line tool kit on your HP-UX host. The toolkit is installed when you install the NetApp Host Utilities package. This kit provides the sanlun utility which helps you manage the LUNs and host bus adapters. (HBAs). The sanlun command returns information about the LUNs mapped to your host, multipathing, and information necessary to create initiator groups.


In the following example, the sanlun lun show command returns the LUN information.

# sanlun lun show all

controller(7mode)/ device host lun
vserver(Cmode)           lun-pathname                   filename          adapter    protocol   size   mode
sanboot_unix         /vol/hpux_boot/boot_hpux_lun      /dev/rdsk/c34t0d0  fclp1      FCP        150g    C
sanboot_unix         /vol/hpux_boot/boot_hpux_lun      /dev/rdsk/c23t0d0  fclp1      FCP        150g    C
sanboot_unix         /vol/hpux_boot/boot_hpux_lun      /dev/rdsk/c12t0d0  fclp0      FCP        150g    C
sanboot_unix         /vol/hpux_boot/boot_hpux_lun      /dev/rdsk/c81t0d0  fclp0      FCP        150g    C
Note This toolkit is common across all Host Utilities configurations and protocols. As a result, some of its contents apply to one configuration, but not another. Having unused components does not affect your system performance.