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Problems with A6795A Fibre Channel PCI XL2 Adapter in HPUX 11.23 Sep-04 OS with L700 Tape library

 
Naga_2
Occasional Advisor

Problems with A6795A Fibre Channel PCI XL2 Adapter in HPUX 11.23 Sep-04 OS with L700 Tape library

I have a HP RP440 server running HPUX 11.23 OS with A6795A Fibre Channel PCI XL2 Adapters. We have 3 of these cards. 2 of these are used for SAN Disk, and the third one is connected to Tape SAN Bridge which has a tape library connected to. The backup software has allocated 4 channels to backup. When ever the backups are started, the system holds up all the tape drives, and the backups does not continue. Does any one know if anything is wrong. The following is some of the useful info.

# fcmsutil /dev/td2

Vendor ID is = 0x00103c
Device ID is = 0x001029
XL2 Chip Revision No is = 2.3
PCI Sub-system Vendor ID is = 0x00103c
PCI Sub-system ID is = 0x00128c
Topology = PTTOPT_FABRIC
Link Speed = 1Gb
Local N_Port_id is = 0x010e00
N_Port Node World Wide Name = 0x50060b00002cfa3b
N_Port Port World Wide Name = 0x50060b00002cfa3a
Driver state = ONLINE
Hardware Path is = 0/6/1/0
Number of Assisted IOs = 492
Number of Active Login Sessions = 0
Dino Present on Card = NO
Maximum Frame Size = 2048
Driver Version = @(#) libtd.a HP Fibre Channel Tachyon XL2 Driver .11.23.03 /ux/core/isu/TL/kern/src/common/wsio/td_glue.c: Aug 16 2004, 13:49:26

# swlist -l product | grep FC
FC-FCD B.11.23.02 PCI-X FibreChannel;Supptd HW=A6826A,A9782A,A9784A
FC-TACHYON-TL B.11.23.03 PCI FibreChannel;Supptd HW=A6795A,A5158A
FCMassStorage B.11.23 Fibre Channel Mass Storage
PHCO_31663 1.0 Japanese FCMS manpages
# swlist | grep A6795A
FibrChanl-00 B.11.23.03 PCI FibreChannel;Supptd HW=A6795A,A5158A
# ioscan -fn

STRIPPED output

fc 2 0/6/1/0 td CLAIMED INTERFACE HP Tachyon XL2 Fibre Channel Mass Storage Adapter
/dev/td2

tape 0 0/6/1/0.2.0.255.0.0.0 stape CLAIMED DEVICE QUANTUM DLT7000
/dev/rmt/0m /dev/rmt/0mn /dev/rmt/c12t0d0BEST /dev/rmt/c12t0d0BESTn
/dev/rmt/0mb /dev/rmt/0mnb /dev/rmt/c12t0d0BESTb /dev/rmt/c12t0d0BESTnb
tape 3 0/6/1/0.2.0.255.0.0.1 stape CLAIMED DEVICE QUANTUM DLT7000
/dev/rmt/3m /dev/rmt/3mn /dev/rmt/c12t0d1BEST /dev/rmt/c12t0d1BESTn
/dev/rmt/3mb /dev/rmt/3mnb /dev/rmt/c12t0d1BESTb /dev/rmt/c12t0d1BESTnb
tape 6 0/6/1/0.2.0.255.0.0.2 stape CLAIMED DEVICE QUANTUM DLT7000
/dev/rmt/6m /dev/rmt/6mn /dev/rmt/c12t0d2BEST /dev/rmt/c12t0d2BESTn
/dev/rmt/6mb /dev/rmt/6mnb /dev/rmt/c12t0d2BESTb /dev/rmt/c12t0d2BESTnb
tape 8 0/6/1/0.2.0.255.0.0.3 stape CLAIMED DEVICE QUANTUM DLT7000
/dev/rmt/8m /dev/rmt/8mn /dev/rmt/c12t0d3BEST /dev/rmt/c12t0d3BESTn
/dev/rmt/8mb /dev/rmt/8mnb /dev/rmt/c12t0d3BESTb /dev/rmt/c12t0d3BESTnb
ext_bus 14 0/6/1/0.2.3.255.0 fcpdev CLAIMED INTERFACE FCP Device Interface
target 14 0/6/1/0.2.3.255.0.0 tgt CLAIMED DEVICE
tape 2 0/6/1/0.2.3.255.0.0.0 stape CLAIMED DEVICE QUANTUM DLT7000
/dev/rmt/2m /dev/rmt/2mn /dev/rmt/c14t0d0BEST /dev/rmt/c14t0d0BESTn
/dev/rmt/2mb /dev/rmt/2mnb /dev/rmt/c14t0d0BESTb /dev/rmt/c14t0d0BESTnb
tape 4 0/6/1/0.2.3.255.0.0.1 stape CLAIMED DEVICE QUANTUM DLT7000
/dev/rmt/4m /dev/rmt/4mn /dev/rmt/c14t0d1BEST /dev/rmt/c14t0d1BESTn
/dev/rmt/4mb /dev/rmt/4mnb /dev/rmt/c14t0d1BESTb /dev/rmt/c14t0d1BESTnb
tape 7 0/6/1/0.2.3.255.0.0.2 stape CLAIMED DEVICE QUANTUM DLT7000
/dev/rmt/7m /dev/rmt/7mn /dev/rmt/c14t0d2BEST /dev/rmt/c14t0d2BESTn
/dev/rmt/7mb /dev/rmt/7mnb /dev/rmt/c14t0d2BESTb /dev/rmt/c14t0d2BESTnb
tape 9 0/6/1/0.2.3.255.0.0.3 stape CLAIMED DEVICE QUANTUM DLT7000
/dev/rmt/9m /dev/rmt/9mn /dev/rmt/c14t0d3BEST /dev/rmt/c14t0d3BESTn
/dev/rmt/9mb /dev/rmt/9mnb /dev/rmt/c14t0d3BESTb /dev/rmt/c14t0d3BESTnb


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Thayanidhi
Honored Contributor

Re: Problems with A6795A Fibre Channel PCI XL2 Adapter in HPUX 11.23 Sep-04 OS with L700 Tape library

Hi,

Did you follow SAN check list for UNIX?
You didn't post DP version!

SAN checlist for 11.11 is attached.

Also make sure SAN zone configuration and NSR map configuration (if applicable for L700)

Regds
TT
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Thayanidhi
Honored Contributor

Re: Problems with A6795A Fibre Channel PCI XL2 Adapter in HPUX 11.23 Sep-04 OS with L700 Tape library

Sorry the attachment here.
Attitude (not aptitude) determines altitude.
Naga_2
Occasional Advisor

Re: Problems with A6795A Fibre Channel PCI XL2 Adapter in HPUX 11.23 Sep-04 OS with L700 Tape library

root@addiw2:/var/stm/config/tools/monitor #/etc/opt/resmon/lbin/monconfig



=================== Event Monitoring Service ===================
=================== Monitoring Request Manager ===================
=============================================
EVENT MONITORING IS CURRENTLY ENABLED.
EMS Version : A.04.10
STM Version : C.46.05


root@addiw2:/var/stm/config/tools/monitor #grep POLL /var/stm/config/tools/monitor/dm_stape.cfg
POLL_INTERVAL 0 # polling interval in minutes
#* operation at the normal "POLLING_INTERVAL" periods of time. *#
root@addiw2:/var/stm/config/tools/monitor #

root@addiw2:/ #kmtune -q st_ats_enabled
st_ats_enabled 0 Default

root@addiw2:/ #kmtune -q st_san_safe
st_san_safe 1 1 Immed

The ioscan says all the tape devices are CLAIMED.

Since this is Sept 04 version OS, it has all of those patches

Any other ideas. I was also told, we have to enable persistence binding to the tape drives. Does anyone know how to do this.
I would appreciate your information.

Naga

Re: Problems with A6795A Fibre Channel PCI XL2 Adapter in HPUX 11.23 Sep-04 OS with L700 Tape library

Is the library direct connected to the HP server, or is there a FC switch in the config as well?

HTH

Duncan

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Naga_2
Occasional Advisor

Re: Problems with A6795A Fibre Channel PCI XL2 Adapter in HPUX 11.23 Sep-04 OS with L700 Tape library

It is connected through the SAN switch.

HP serv FC card
to
SAN Bridge
to
SCSI router
to
L7003 Tape library
Thayanidhi
Honored Contributor

Re: Problems with A6795A Fibre Channel PCI XL2 Adapter in HPUX 11.23 Sep-04 OS with L700 Tape library

Hi,
What model is the tape library?
Are you able to see the library robotics from hp-ux?
The storage router map settings are important!!

How many physical drive in the library?

I underatand redundent link to the tape device not supported yet! Do you have 4 or 8 physical drive?

Storerouter information? Model..connection..etc.

Post the full "ioscan -fn" output.

Revert

Regds
TT
Attitude (not aptitude) determines altitude.

Re: Problems with A6795A Fibre Channel PCI XL2 Adapter in HPUX 11.23 Sep-04 OS with L700 Tape library

Are there any other hosts attached to the same FC switch the tape library is plugged into - what type? are they running backup software?

HTH

Duncan

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Naga_2
Occasional Advisor

Re: Problems with A6795A Fibre Channel PCI XL2 Adapter in HPUX 11.23 Sep-04 OS with L700 Tape library

The Library is Storage tek library, and it is L7003 model. It has 8 tape drives, and there are other systems using the same tape library. We are using the Legato backup software to backup all of these clients. Just yesterday, we configured just one tape drive to this system, and when tried to mount the tape, the tape is not being mounted. I do not see any error messages. I was wondering if there is any patch I need to install.

Naga

Re: Problems with A6795A Fibre Channel PCI XL2 Adapter in HPUX 11.23 Sep-04 OS with L700 Tape library

And backups work fine with all the other hosts to this tape library do they?

Duncan

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