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RedHat 7.3 HP DL380 G3 HotPlug Tape drive

RedHat 7.3 HP DL380 G3 HotPlug Tape drive

I have figured out a solution for the HP DL380 G3 Hotplug tape drive issue.

Everyone told me that it was impossible to make the DL380 G3 with the SmartArray 5i controller work with a HotPlug SCSI tape drive. I've made it work easily after lots of trial and error. Simply install the new SmartArray 5i driver (cpq_cciss_RedHat73-2.4.46-7.i386.rpm), Hotplug packages (hotplug-base-2003_05_01-1.noarch.rpm & hotplug-2003_05_01-1.noarch.rpm) and then reboot the machine. No further configuration is required and the tape drive should show up in the /proc/scsi/scsi file as :

Attached devices:
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
Vendor: COMPAQ Model: SDT-10000 Rev: 1.16
Type: Sequential-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02

I use the following script to install the packages since some special rpm options are needed to get the installation right.
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: RedHat 7.3 HP DL380 G3 HotPlug Tape drive


Thanks for posting a procedure that others can use.

Thats what itrc is all about.

Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation