I have a : HP storageworks msa 1500, with 12 disks and a total capacity of 6TB.
I want to connect it to a computer running a linux distribution, more precisely Ubuntu 10.10 Do you think that such thing is possible and if so could you please point me some tips or documentation that could help me configuring such a system.
From the Tru64 page, download the msa1500 firmware.
It says it's two parts, the other part is an msa20 firmware image.
The array itself is well documented, there's no shortage of docs on the HP site surrounding the MSA 1500, like this one MSA 1000/1500 CLI Guide.
Even without multipath, you should be able to see the LUNs attached to your system to begin with.
I noticed in the msa1500/msa1000 Command Line Interface User Guide and the Firmware Updating Guide documents, that there is a way to update the firmware via serial.
Here is what I did: In the documents section, get the firmware release notes, firmware update guide, and command line overview documents. All the warnings about data loss and doing backups, etc apply here, you've been warned.
Standard SMU modules enable to perform various IV measurements such as spot, sweep, sampling measurements.
Moreover, Quasi-Static CV (QSCV) measurement is also supported by SMU.