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HPUX 11i and L40 tape library

Occasional Advisor

HPUX 11i and L40 tape library

Hi all,
I working on a HP-UX 11.11 system. We are connected to a Storagetek L40 with two Ultrium LTO1 drives. The ioscan returns all drives claimed and with device files.
There is output of ioscan:

fc 1 0/2/0/0 td CLAIMED INTERFACE HP Tachyon XL2 Fibre Channel Mass Storage Adapter
fcp 17 0/2/0/0.224 fcp CLAIMED INTERFACE FCP Domain
ext_bus 80 0/2/0/ fcpdev CLAIMED INTERFACE FCP Device Interface
autoch 0 0/2/0/ schgr CLAIMED DEVICE STK L40
/dev/rmt/3m /dev/rmt/3mn /dev/rmt/c80t0d1BEST /dev/rmt/c80t0d1BESTn
/dev/rmt/3mb /dev/rmt/3mnb /dev/rmt/c80t0d1BESTb /dev/rmt/c80t0d1BESTnb
/dev/rmt/4m /dev/rmt/4mn /dev/rmt/c80t0d2BEST /dev/rmt/c80t0d2BESTn
/dev/rmt/4mb /dev/rmt/4mnb /dev/rmt/c80t0d2BESTb /dev/rmt/c80t0d2BESTnb

The problem is that when we try to use the 'mt' command to controlling the robotics of a tabe library we get:
mc -p /dev/rac/c80t0d0 -q
ERROR: No such device

I have recreated the device files, also rebooted tape library and fibrechannel switch but i have still the same error.

What's up with this?
sujit kumar singh
Honored Contributor

Re: HPUX 11i and L40 tape library


1)Are you sure that Typical to the Tape Library there is nothing else left to be configured on the Tape Library itself?

2)please post the O/Ps of all the commands as i have said here.

With the ioscan showing all the Changer, XL2 Driver and the Tapr Drives (just wish to confirm if the Tape Library is Directly attached or is Connected using the SAN Switch Fabric), though it seems that it is connected using the SAN Swicth and if so Zoning also seems to be OK as the Drives and the changer Showing CLAIMEDin the ioscan.
i would like to have few O/ps from the 11.11 system thiugh not come across any Seagate TL.

#uname -a

try loading a media in both the Drives of the Library simultaneously and after the TL being steady after loading of the media and on both the drives simultaneously.
#mt -t /dev/rmt/3m rewind
#mt -t /dev/rmt/3m status
#mt -t /dev/rmt/4m rewind
#mt -t /dev/rmt/4m status

#tar cvf /dev/rmt/3m /home
#tar cvf /dev/rmt/4m /home

Also there are some patches for the Tachyon Driver that you can check and install them.

s700_800 11.11 cumulative SAM patch PHCO_35520
posted: 2007/03/02
notes: PHCO_36562
posted: 2008/03/10
s700_800 11.11 Fibre Channel Mass Storage Patch PHKL_34161
posted: 2006/02/14
notes: PHKL_34161
posted: 2006/02/14
s700_800 11.11 Tachyon TL Fibre Channel Driver Patch PHSS_31326
posted: 2005/11/22
notes: PHSS_31326
posted: 2005/11/22


Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: HPUX 11i and L40 tape library


Before a tape device will respond to commands, the stape driver must be compiled into the kernel requiring a reboot.

kernel &

Get it in, and follow the prompt to recompile and reboot your machine.

Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
Occasional Advisor

Re: HPUX 11i and L40 tape library

Thanks for your replay,

1. I think that i configured everythink on the Tape Library.
2. Tape Library is connecting by SCSI through Storagetek SN3300 router and then use FC interface to server rp4440.
I don't have problem with use both tape drives. I can write to tapes and read from all of them. I cant't only used mc command for controlling the robotics of a tape library.

I load to kernel schgr and sctl device drivers. All of the paches from your list are applied.

uname -a

HP-UX db2 B.11.11 U 9000/800 520736591 unlimited-user license


# Initializing...
# Contacting target "db2"...
# Target: db2:/

# Bundle(s):

B2491BA B.11.11 MirrorDisk/UX
B3701AA C.03.72.00 HP GlancePlus/UX Pak for s800 11i
B3929CA B.11.11 HP OnLineJFS
B3935DA A.11.16.00 Serviceguard
B5139EA B.02.10 Enterprise Cluster Master Toolkit
B5725AA B.5.4.50 HP-UX Installation Utilities (Ignite-UX)
B6848BA Ximian GNOME 1.4 GTK+ Libraries for HP-UX
B8111AA Java 2 RTE for HP-UX (700/800), PA1.1 + PA2.0 Add On
B8324BA B.03.00.00 HP Cluster Object Manager
B8465BA A.01.05.08 HP WBEM Services for HP-UX
B9073BA B.06.02 HP-UX iCOD (Instant Capacity on Demand)
B9098AA Java 2 Plugin for HP-UX (700/800)
B9788AA Java2 1.3 SDK for HP-UX
B9789AA Java2 1.3 RTE for HP-UX
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CDE-English B.11.11 English CDE Environment
FDDI-00 B.11.11.02 PCI FDDI;Supptd HW=A3739A/A3739B;SW=J3626AA
FEATURE11-11 B.11.11.0209.5 Feature Enablement Patches for HP-UX 11i, Sept 2002
FibrChanl-00 B.11.11.09 PCI/HSC FibreChannel;Supptd HW=A6684A,A6685A,A5158A,A6795A
FibrChanl-01 B.11.11.03 PCI-X FibreChannel;Supptd HW=A6826A,A9782A,A9784A
GOLDAPPS11i B.11.11.0806.476 Applications Patches for HP-UX 11i v1, May 2008
GOLDBASE11i B.11.11.0806.476 Base Patches for HP-UX 11i v1, May 2008
GigEther-00 B.11.11.19 PCI/HSC GigEther;Supptd HW=A4926A/A4929A/A4924A/A4925A;SW=J1642AA
GigEther-01 B.11.11.15 PCI/PCI-X GigEther;Supptd HW=A6794A/A6825A/A6847A/A9782A/A9784A/A7109A
HPUX11i-OE B.11.11.0406 HP-UX 11i Operating Environment Component
HPUXBase64 B.11.11 HP-UX 64-bit Base OS
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HWEnable11i B.11.11.0406.4 Hardware Enablement Patches for HP-UX 11i v1, June 2004
IEther-00 B.11.11.05 PCI/PCI-X IEther;Supptd HW=A7011A/A7012A/AB352A
MOZILLA Mozilla 1.4 for HP-UX
MOZILLAsrc Mozilla 1.4 Source distribution
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T1456AA Java2 1.4 SDK for HP-UX
T1456AAaddon Java2 1.4 SDK -AA addon for HP-UX
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ixSudo A.03.00-1.6.8p1 Super User Do
perl D.5.8.0.B Perl Programming Language
scsiU320-00 B.11.11.01 PCI SCSI U320; Supptd HW=A7173A
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perl 5.8.8 perl
tcsh 6.10.2001-06-12 tcsh (a superset of C-shell)

Occasional Advisor

Re: HPUX 11i and L40 tape library

I create sctl device file for tape library and mc command works
Occasional Advisor

Re: HPUX 11i and L40 tape library