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FC10 - does it support 36GB disks?

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FC10 - does it support 36GB disks?

Hello,

I have some FC10's that were not being used, and a bunch of 9GB, 18GB, and 36GB disks. When attached to a host, I can see the JBOD enclosure and disks - if the disks are 9GB or 18GB. If there are any 36GB disks, they are not seen by the hardware scan (ioscan).

I have tried this on two HPUX hosts, and 1 linux hosts, and none can see the 36 GB disks.

I am thinking that only the FC60 array could see these disks, while the JBODs that potentially attached to the array could see up to 18GB disks, and this is the issue. However, I just have the JBODs (FC10s), not the array.(FC60).

I have searched in all the documentation to see if my assumption is correct, but can not find the answer... so if anyone knows: Does the FC10 support 36GB disks?

Thanks,

Scott
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Honored Contributor Honored Contributor

Re: FC10 - does it support 36GB disks?

Scott,
do you mean FC10 or SC10? FC10 supports 36GB disks (A6485A) and even 73GB disks (A6487A).
Please post what do you have written on the disk's label - any part number, model, etc. And supply with product number of JBOD you're referring to (for me to check if it's really FC10... you know FC10 has copper-FC disks inside but SC10 has SCSI disks)
Eugeny
Esteemed Contributor Esteemed Contributor

Re: FC10 - does it support 36GB disks?

Hi there.
We use 36GB disks in a FC10 enclosure.
You should be able to see the disks.
BTW, did you activate LUN'S ?
Here an extract from an ioscan :


disk 10 1/10/0/0.8.0.255.3.0.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE SEAGATE ST173404FC
/dev/dsk/c9t0d0 /dev/rdsk/c9t0d0
target 22 1/10/0/0.8.0.255.3.1 tgt CLAIMED DEVICE
disk 11 1/10/0/0.8.0.255.3.1.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE SEAGATE ST173404FC
/dev/dsk/c9t1d0 /dev/rdsk/c9t1d0
target 23 1/10/0/0.8.0.255.3.2 tgt CLAIMED DEVICE
disk 12 1/10/0/0.8.0.255.3.2.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE SEAGATE ST173404FC
/dev/dsk/c9t2d0 /dev/rdsk/c9t2d0
target 24 1/10/0/0.8.0.255.3.3 tgt CLAIMED DEVICE
disk 13 1/10/0/0.8.0.255.3.3.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE SEAGATE ST173404FC
/dev/dsk/c9t3d0 /dev/rdsk/c9t3d0
target 25 1/10/0/0.8.0.255.3.4 tgt CLAIMED DEVICE
disk 14 1/10/0/0.8.0.255.3.4.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE SEAGATE ST173404FC
/dev/dsk/c9t4d0 /dev/rdsk/c9t4d0

Rgds
Alexander M. Ermes
.. and all these memories are going to vanish like tears in the rain! final words from Rutger Hauer in "Blade Runner"
Frequent Advisor Frequent Advisor

Re: FC10 - does it support 36GB disks?

The FC10 also supports the A5596A 36.4GB 10K FC Disk Drive. Let us know if you have any additional questions.

Regards,

Tony Bacon
North American Systems
tbacon@nasi.com


Honored Contributor Honored Contributor

Re: FC10 - does it support 36GB disks?

A5596A is obsolete product, can only be purchased as remarketed.
FC10 do not need LUN mode activated. It works in Peripheral addressing mode (no luns)
Eugeny