There are two options available to manage a new HP 3Par StoreServ, the physical Service Processor and the Virtual Service Processor. In this guide, I will cover the initial setup for both, and review how to setup the StoreServ after the Service Processor is configured.

 The easy method for setup with either SP or VSP is in an environment with DHCP configured. In this example we are using the scope

Physical Service Processor To start, attach a patch cable to the iLo port on the Physical SP and a patch directly to an available laptop Ethernet port. The laptop port should be configured with IP address, Subnet Mask and Gateway Open a web browser, and navigate to After logging in under the ‘setupusr’ account (password is blank pre-MOB) you can assign an IP address to the SP.

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After changing the IP address, the easy way to complete the process is through HP 3Par SmartStart. Simply open up the SmartStart application, under Set up systems select Set up the Service Processor. This will open a web browser to the IP address of the SP. Log on to the SP with the ‘setupusr’ account. Enter the StoreServ Serial Number, seven digit located on the back right panel of the storage shelf. After the SP ID is generated, you will give the SP a hostname and IP settings. You will also need to fill out System Support Contact information and time settings. The final step prior to applying settings is changing the passwords for both ‘setupusr’ and ‘3parcust’ accounts. The settings are checked and processed and the SP initialization is complete.

Virtual Service Processor The first step for using a Virtual Service Processor is the deployment of the OVF appliance. It’s an easy process for any who have deployed a virtual appliance previously. Best practice involves setting the disk to Thin Provisioning in order to reduce disk consumption. After the appliance is deployed, open a console to the machine and power up the VSP. Much like we did previously with the Physical SP, we start by setting the IP. Log on with the ‘setupusr’ account and fill in the appropriate fields. After the new address is set, we could complete the procedure with SmartStart as we did before or continue to the Moment-of-Birth directly via console. To initiate MOB through console log on with the ‘root’ account. In this example I configured the VSP for a new site. Enter the 7-digit 3Par serial when asked. Verify the network interface settings and configure the time settings. The new settings are validated and the VSP will reboot with the new configuration. Note that the physical SP can be initiated in a similar fashion via KVM or SSH.

StoreServ MOB We can continue where we left off on the Physical SP setup in 3Par SmartStart to easily run through the 3Par StoreServ initialization. This time select ‘Set up the storage system’ and enter the SP or VSP IP address. A new web browser will open to allow us to complete the process. Make sure that the StoreServ is connected to the same subnet as the SP via the MGMT port on the back panel of each node.  The SP should find the StoreServ unit from the serial we entered previously. Enter the StoreServ hostname and the desired network address. The time settings can be automatically copied from the SP. The final step prior to verification is to set the ‘3paradm’ account password. Verification will then complete and we are done!