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Enabling PCI slots in rp3410 -> rp3440 upgrade

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Charles Slivkoff
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Enabling PCI slots in rp3410 -> rp3440 upgrade

We recently purchased and installed the upgrade for a rp3410 to make it a rp3440.

The primary reason for this was to enable the 2 other PCI slots.

The key installed OK, and "model" reports rp3440, but we're still having problems with the PCI slots.

Slot 1 & 2 each have a Tachyon XL2 HBA.

After the upgrade, we attempted to install a LSI SCSI adapter in slot 3.

Prior to the upgrade, the system would not boot with this card installed. Now, it booted, but there were issues with a number of disks not being detected.

Since the server needed to be moved back to production, we had to immediately remove the card. I did not have time to diagnose or troubleshoot this issue further.

I was able to test the SCSI adapter in a different rp3440 sandbox this morning. This test box had an array controller in slot 1 and dual gig LAN adapters in slots 2 & 3. I tested the SCSI adapter in slot 4.

Firmware is 46.34 on both of these, BTW.

I suspect that there is an underlying hardware problem, but I'm not sure how to go about diagnosing this.

Any suggestions?

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rick jones
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Re: Enabling PCI slots in rp3410 -> rp3440 upgrade

"issues with a number of disks not being detected" - on the surface that seems to imply that _some_ discs were detected. Were any discs detected connected to the LSI SCSI adapter? If so, it would seem to suggest the slot itself is working.
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Charles Slivkoff
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Re: Enabling PCI slots in rp3410 -> rp3440 upgrade

Thanks for the response Rick.

It turns out that there were a number of problems, none of which were the new HBA or the upgrade.

The FC disks were detected, but paths had changed, so DSFs were wrong. I fixed this with vgexport/vgimport. Also, one of the FC devices, a tape library, had a bad drive. This has been replaced.

Besides that, I also replaced 2 SCSI cables. This helped a lot, but I still have a problem with a tape library, attached to the new HBA that I'm taking up with the HW vendor.

-Charles

Charles Slivkoff
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Re: Enabling PCI slots in rp3410 -> rp3440 upgrade

Resolved.