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Installing Autoloader 40x6 on a DL380G3 with Red Hat 7.3

James Vickery
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Installing Autoloader 40x6 on a DL380G3 with Red Hat 7.3

How do you get RedHat 7.3 to recognise the autoloader device. Tapeware recognises the tape drive on SCSI ID 5 but neither system BIOS nor the OS seem to detect the presenece of the Autoloader on SCSI ID 7.

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Jim
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Huc_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Installing Autoloader 40x6 on a DL380G3 with Red Hat 7.3

What does the command following command say ?

#cdrecord -scanbus

and scsi id 7 is generaly use by scsi controler
is it your case ?

and last have a look at dmesg in there you will have all the info as seen by os .


hope this help ? else ask for more

J-P

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James Vickery
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Re: Installing Autoloader 40x6 on a DL380G3 with Red Hat 7.3

cdrecord - not installed.

RE: the SCSI ID, I'd previosuly thought about that and have tried it on a different ID's 3,4,8,10,12 all to no avail.

The device is plugged into the external VHDCI-SCSI which in trun is connected to the RAID controller. I think I've read elsewhere on these forums that Tape devices shoudn't/cannot be connected to SmartArray RAID controllers.

I guess that means buying a new PCI controller; can anyone confirm?

I'm sure this will present new problems but ho hum.
Stuart Browne
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Re: Installing Autoloader 40x6 on a DL380G3 with Red Hat 7.3

Yea, tape drives on cciss-based controllers is usually unhappy.

The only way I've seen it work if it's a hot-swap..

Although the documentation doesn't explicitly say that it wont work, but ... I've never got it to work ;)

But yes. I'd suggest a separate controller.

Once it's installed, you should hopefully have the BIOS detect it.

After that, 'mtx' is your friend.
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