Configuration interface for HP MA and EMA systems

The Command Console configuration and service utility is the configuration interface for the HP MA and EMA systems.

The configuration and service utility can connect to the system in the following ways:
  • RS232 interface
  • In-band over Fibre Channel
  • Over TCP/IP to a proxy agent, which then communicates with the system in-band over Fibre Channel.

For the Command Console to communicate with the HSG80 controllers, the host that runs the service utility must be able to access the HSG80 ports over the SAN. Therefore, this host can also access LUs that are visible to the system nodes and cause data corruption. To avoid this situation, set the UNIT_OFFSET option to 199 for all connections to this host. This setting ensures that the host is able to recognize only the CCL.