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MSL2024 direct connect to rx2800i with AD221A?

Paul Dudson
Occasional Contributor

MSL2024 direct connect to rx2800i with AD221A?

Hi. Running OpenVMS 8.4 with fibre/Scsi patch and can see the tape drive as $2$MGA0: when connected via a SAN switch. But want to run tape as a direct connect. Can set the MSL2024 into loop mode, and after direct connect to server can see the device from SDA FC, but device is invalid. Subsequent init/mount timeout. Is there a way or utility to change the mode on the AD221A for loop rather than point to point (fabric mode).
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Shriniketan Bhagwat
Trusted Contributor

Re: MSL2024 direct connect to rx2800i with AD221A?

Hi,

What is the output of MC SYSMAN IO LIST_WWID? This command lists all tape device WWIDs that are not yet configured on FC. Are there any such ID? If yes, try executing MC SYSMAN IO AUTOCONFIGURE. This command connects the device and loading their drivers.

$ MC SYSMAN
SYSMAN> IO LIST_WWID
SYSMAN> IO AUTOCONFIGURE
SYSMAN> EXIT
$

Regards,
Ketan
Shriniketan Bhagwat
Trusted Contributor

Re: MSL2024 direct connect to rx2800i with AD221A?

Hi,

In my previous response I specified IO LIST_WWID. Instead IO LIST_WWID use IO_FIND_WWID. IO_FIND_WWID probes all Fibre Channel ports and detects all undiscovered tapes. To configure newly attached FC tapes, use IO_FIND_WWID command prior to running the IO AUTOCONFIGURE. The exact set of commands are as below. Please refer online help for more details.


$ MC SYSMAN
SYSMAN> IO_FIND_WWID
SYSMAN> IO AUTOCONFIGURE
SYSMAN> EXIT
$

Sorry for the confusion.

Regards,
Ketan
Paul Dudson
Occasional Contributor

Re: MSL2024 direct connect to rx2800i with AD221A?

When the MSL2024 is connected via fabric switch to the server:-

OpenVMS system analyzer

SDA> fc set dev fga0
SDA> fc name
FGA0: Name List
Index qfl qbl port name node name state ale_index rpi
----- -------- -------- ---------------- ---------------- ------- --------- ----
0: 00000000 00000000 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 ******* 0 0000
1: 897A9B68 897A9B68 200200051E34DE40 100000051E34DE40 VALID 3 0001
2: 897A9BB0 897A9BB0 21FC00051E34DE40 100000051E34DE40 VALID 4 0003
3: 897A9BF8 897A9BF8 500143801258078B 5001438012580789 VALID 5 0004
SDA> clue scsi/sum

SCSI Summary Configuration:
---------------------------
SPDT Port STDT SCSI-Id SCDT SCSI-Lun Device UCB Type Rev
-------------- -------------- -------------- -------- -------- ------ ----
89982F00 PKB0
89991A00 0
89991C00 0 DKB0 89994300 DV-28S C.2D

89934F00 PGA0
897AF740 3
897B23C0 0 MGA0 89A06080 Ultriu H5AW
897AF1C0 1 GGA0 897B7800 MSL G3
........(rest not shown)

but when I reconnect as a direct connection
MSL2024 shows the port as connecting....:-

SYSMAN> io find

%SYSMAN-I-OUTPUT, command execution on node STVMS1
No previously undiscovered WWIDs have been found.

and the SDA:-
SDA> fc set device fga0
SDA> fc name
FGA0: Name List
Index qfl qbl port name node name state ale_index rpi
----- -------- -------- ---------------- ---------------- ------- --------- ----
0: 00000000 00000000 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 ******* 0 0000
1: 8993D1E8 8993D1E8 200200051E34DE40 100000051E34DE40 INVALID 1 0000
2: 8993D230 8993D230 21FC00051E34DE40 100000051E34DE40 INVALID 2 0000
3: 8993D278 8993D278 500143801258078A 5001438012580789 INVALID 3 0000
SDA>

So paths are still there from the fabric mode connect, and WWID can be seen, but no where to change the mode to loop for the direct connect on the server HBA end.

Ian Miller.
Honored Contributor

Re: MSL2024 direct connect to rx2800i with AD221A?

I don't think that directly connecting that tape library is supported.

IIRC loop mode FC is not supported either.
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