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private loop device didn't acquire its hard address:

Thomas Greig
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private loop device didn't acquire its hard address:

Gents
I have some problems with our FC-connection from our RP3440 running hp-ux 11.v1 using FC card - AB379B.

My link was moved to Storage but experience shows there is more help under General/Sys.adm.

http://forums12.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1265784

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Torsten.
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Re: private loop device didn't acquire its hard address:

The very first point I would check is the topology setting on the "array".

Is it point-to-point, loop or whatever?
Next is the speed ...

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Thomas Greig
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Re: private loop device didn't acquire its hard address:

thank you for your quick reply.

Before reading your reply I sat the state to
Topology Loop mode, no fabric.
The speed should be ok with 4GB as the AB379B card supports 4Gb but I will try to change this to 2GB.

I can now detect the volumes but not the size. I hope to get this too solved before the weekend.

regards
Torsten.
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Re: private loop device didn't acquire its hard address:

Are your sure this device supports hp-ux?

Because of the "special" of hp-ux it cannot work with each and every fc array.

Hope this helps!
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Thomas Greig
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Re: private loop device didn't acquire its hard address:

We use the same SataBeast with fibre on another server but on that server we use a HP Tachyon XL2 Fibre card.

On the office-server we have the HP AB379-60101 4Gb Dual Port card.

Both Satabeasts is set up identical.

more fcmsutil-info:
njord 49: fcmsutil /dev/fcd0 get remote all

Target N_Port_id is = 0x00005a
Target Loop_id is = 77
Target state = DSM_UNOPENED
Symbolic Name =
Port Type = NL_PORT
FCP-2 Support = NO
Target Port World Wide Name = 0x5000402001fc487f
Target Node World Wide Name = 0x2001000402fc487f

Common Service parameters (all values shown in hex):
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Common Features : 8800 RO_Bitmap: fe
Total Conseq: ff

Class 3 Service parameters (all values shown in hex):
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Open Sequences/Exchg: 1 Conseq: ff
Recipient Control Flags: 0 Rxsz: 800


I can see the 0/2/1/0.8.0.255.4.13.0 Unused size: 0 Nexsan SataBeast in SAM.


Thomas Greig
Regular Advisor

Re: private loop device didn't acquire its hard address:

I installed a FC-card on a WinXP-box and was able to detect the raid. Still no luck on the hp-ux box.

I can see the lights go green and say FC Online when running SAM -> Disk and filesystems. but once the scanning of disks/filesystems, the lights on the RAID GUI goes off again.

Able to scan for disks and it detects Nexsan Satabeast but no size on the disks.

disk 9 0/2/1/0.8.0.255.1.1.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE NEXSAN SATABeast
/dev/dsk/c8t1d0 /dev/rdsk/c8t1d0
disk 10 0/2/1/1.8.0.255.4.13.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE NEXSAN SATABeast
/dev/dsk/c9t13d0 /dev/rdsk/c9t13d0

njord 67: diskinfo /dev/rdsk/c9t13d0
SCSI describe of /dev/rdsk/c9t13d0:
vendor: NEXSAN
product id: SATABeast
type: direct access
size: 0 Kbytes
bytes per sector: 0


Any tips?
Thomas Greig
Regular Advisor

Re: private loop device didn't acquire its hard address:

VxFS has a max size of 2TB which I had exceeded (by 10).

Once I created the LUN/Volumes to 2TB or less the hp-ux box could see them.

thanx for your attantion!

Thomas greig