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L2000 does boot from VA through A6826A FC HBA

 
Ravishankara B.N.
Occasional Visitor

L2000 does boot from VA through A6826A FC HBA

I connected the VA7410 to L2000 server through A6826A HBA. I am trying to ignite and boot from the array through this HBA, but it fails most of the times (intermittant). PDC version on L2000 is 44.01. Any suggestions?

Error message test attached!

Regards,
Ravi.
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Ravishankara B.N.
Occasional Visitor

Re: L2000 does boot from VA through A6826A FC HBA

L2000 does NOT boot from VA through A6826A FC HBA... sorry for the typing error.. please read correctly.
Vincent Abad
Advisor

Re: L2000 does boot from VA through A6826A FC HBA

Hello,

Are your sure to have correct driver for the card (fcp).
On the host you must see the driver as follow
#swlist -l product | grep -i fib
FC-FCD B.11.11.02 PCI-X FibreChannel;Supptd HW=A6826A,A9782A,A9784A
Note that B.11.11.02 is the latest firmware revision comming with december 2003 OE

you could see such information on sofware depot link:

http://www.software.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayInstallInfo.do?productNumber=A6826A


An over point is that primary both path scsi id doesn't math with any one Tachyon card(maybe a driver problem?).

Hope this help!

--Vincent
Ravishankara B.N.
Occasional Visitor

Re: L2000 does boot from VA through A6826A FC HBA

Hello Vincent,

Thanks for your quick response. I see the same drive version as you mentioned. My issue is I am unable to see the VA array connected to A6826A HBA through brocade 3800 switch (set primary boot path)and if fails to boot from the array. However at times it boot from the array though. I strongly believe that its not related to HBA driver.

The error while booting..
Primary boot path: 0/1/2/0.2.30
Alternate boot path: 0/0/2/0.2
Console path: 0/0/4/0.0
Keyboard path: 0/0/4/0.0


Processor is booting from first available device.

To discontinue, press any key within 10 seconds.

10 seconds expired.

Proceeding...

Trying Primary Boot Path
------------------------
Booting...
Failed to initialize.

ENTRY_INIT
Status = -7

00000000 FFFFFFF9 00000000 00018000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000

Failed to initialize.

Any clue?

Regards,
Ravi.
Vincent Abad
Advisor

Re: L2000 does boot from VA through A6826A FC HBA

Hello Ravishankara,

No clear idea, but could you post the output
of the sea command after the end of
early boot.

Regards,
--Vincent
Ravishankara B.N.
Occasional Visitor

Re: L2000 does boot from VA through A6826A FC HBA

Hi Vincent,

Here is the search result at early boot followed by the ioscan result after the boot.

Main Menu: Enter command or menu > sea

Searching for potential boot device(s)
This may take several minutes.

To discontinue search, press any key (termination may not be immediate).


IODC
Path# Device Path (dec) Device Path (mnem) Device Type Rev
----- ----------------- ------------------ ----------- ----
P0 0/0/1/1.2 intscsib.2 Random access media 1

P1 0/0/2/0.2 intscsia.2 Random access media 1

P2 0/0/2/0.0 intscsia.0 Random access media 1

P3 0/0/2/1.2 media.2 Random access media 1

P4 0/1/2/0.8 Random access media 13

P5 0/1/2/1.8 Random access media 13

P6 0/2/0/0.0 Random access media 6

P7 0/3/0/0.0 Random access media 6

P8 0/4/0/0.0 Random access media 6

P9 0/6/0/0.0 Random access media 6

P10 0/7/0/0.0 Random access media 6


Main Menu: Enter command or menu >


***********************************
IOSCAN RESULT AFTER THE BOOT
***********************************

$ ioscan -fnC disk
Class I H/W Path Driver S/W State H/W Type Description
===========================================================================
disk 23 0/0/1/1.2.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE SEAGATE ST39103LC
/dev/dsk/c1t2d0 /dev/rdsk/c1t2d0
disk 0 0/0/2/0.0.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE SEAGATE ST39103LC
/dev/dsk/c2t0d0 /dev/rdsk/c2t0d0
disk 1 0/0/2/0.2.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE SEAGATE ST39103LC
/dev/dsk/c2t2d0 /dev/rdsk/c2t2d0
disk 2 0/0/2/1.2.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP DVD-ROM 6x/32x
/dev/dsk/c3t2d0 /dev/rdsk/c3t2d0
disk 3 0/1/2/0.2.30.0.0.0.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP A6218A
/dev/dsk/c5t0d0 /dev/rdsk/c5t0d0
disk 4 0/1/2/0.2.30.0.0.0.1 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP A6218A
/dev/dsk/c5t0d1 /dev/rdsk/c5t0d1
disk 5 0/1/2/0.2.30.0.0.0.2 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP A6218A
/dev/dsk/c5t0d2 /dev/rdsk/c5t0d2
disk 6 0/1/2/0.2.30.0.0.0.3 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP A6218A
/dev/dsk/c5t0d3 /dev/rdsk/c5t0d3
disk 7 0/1/2/0.2.30.0.0.0.4 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP A6218A
/dev/dsk/c5t0d4 /dev/rdsk/c5t0d4
disk 8 0/1/2/0.2.31.0.0.0.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP A6218A
/dev/dsk/c7t0d0 /dev/rdsk/c7t0d0
disk 9 0/1/2/0.2.31.0.0.0.1 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP A6218A
/dev/dsk/c7t0d1 /dev/rdsk/c7t0d1
disk 10 0/1/2/0.2.31.0.0.0.2 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP A6218A
/dev/dsk/c7t0d2 /dev/rdsk/c7t0d2
disk 11 0/1/2/0.2.31.0.0.0.3 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP A6218A
/dev/dsk/c7t0d3 /dev/rdsk/c7t0d3
disk 12 0/1/2/0.2.31.0.0.0.4 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP A6218A
/dev/dsk/c7t0d4 /dev/rdsk/c7t0d4
disk 13 0/3/0/0.1.30.0.0.0.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP A6218A
/dev/dsk/c9t0d0 /dev/rdsk/c9t0d0
disk 14 0/3/0/0.1.30.0.0.0.1 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP A6218A
/dev/dsk/c9t0d1 /dev/rdsk/c9t0d1
disk 15 0/3/0/0.1.30.0.0.0.2 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP A6218A
/dev/dsk/c9t0d2 /dev/rdsk/c9t0d2
disk 16 0/3/0/0.1.30.0.0.0.3 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP A6218A
/dev/dsk/c9t0d3 /dev/rdsk/c9t0d3
disk 17 0/3/0/0.1.30.0.0.0.4 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP A6218A
/dev/dsk/c9t0d4 /dev/rdsk/c9t0d4
disk 18 0/3/0/0.1.31.0.0.0.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP A6218A
/dev/dsk/c11t0d0 /dev/rdsk/c11t0d0
disk 19 0/3/0/0.1.31.0.0.0.1 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP A6218A
/dev/dsk/c11t0d1 /dev/rdsk/c11t0d1
disk 20 0/3/0/0.1.31.0.0.0.2 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP A6218A
/dev/dsk/c11t0d2 /dev/rdsk/c11t0d2
disk 21 0/3/0/0.1.31.0.0.0.3 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP A6218A
/dev/dsk/c11t0d3 /dev/rdsk/c11t0d3
disk 22 0/3/0/0.1.31.0.0.0.4 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP A6218A
/dev/dsk/c11t0d4 /dev/rdsk/c11t0d4
root@mgm:/
Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor

Re: L2000 does boot from VA through A6826A FC HBA

Does the machine where you created the Ignite have the same HBA and drivers installed for the VA? An Ignite/UX tape backup won't have any drivers for non-existant hardware. You'll have to add the drivers and VA tools to the reference system, and ideally, make sure it can talk to the VA as a test. Then make your backup tape.


Bill Hassell, sysadmin