HPE Community read-only access December 15, 2018
This is a maintenance upgrade. You will be able to read articles and posts, but not post or reply.
Hours:
Dec 15, 4:00 am to 10:00 am UTC
Dec 14, 10:00 pm CST to Dec 15, 4:00 am CST
Dec 14, 8:00 pm PST to Dec 15, 2:00 am PST
Operating System - OpenVMS
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

MSL5000 on Itanium

 
John Welsh_2
Regular Advisor

MSL5000 on Itanium

Hi all,
I am currently trying to connect an MSL5000
to an rx2600 via SCSI. The system runs VMS V8.3
and I am unable to config the Jukebox within VMS
and MRU.

I understand that the GKDRIVER is used to connect
the device but not sure what the device name for the robot would be as the EFI SHELL> DEVICES command output doesn't seem to indicate a SCSI ID for the robot. See Attached file.

The tape drive in the MSL shows up as MKD100 in
VMS and is usable and I have tried a SYSMAN IO AUTO to config the robot but this doesn't see the robot. Any tricks to this ?

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks, John W.
===============

6 REPLIES
John Welsh_2
Regular Advisor

Re: MSL5000 on Itanium

Hi guys, here is the SHELL> DEVICES output
Shriniketan Bhagwat
Trusted Contributor

Re: MSL5000 on Itanium

Hi,

When the tape library is connected through the SCSI, then the ROBOTIC device needs to be configured manually. Typical number used for naming the ROBOTIC device should be 100 more than the drive number. In your case, the robotic device name is GKD200:, since the drive name is MKD100:. Below command can be used to configure the ROBOTIC device.

$ MC SYSMAN IO CONNECT GKD200: /DRIVER=SYS$GKDRIVER/NOADAPTER

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Ketan


John Welsh_2
Regular Advisor

Re: MSL5000 on Itanium

Thanks Shriniketan, I have the MSL/MRU working
now by assuming that the rx sees the correct
SCSI ID that is set in the MSL for the robot.

It was set to 0 but this isn't evident in the EFI SHELL output.

The itanium's console is extremely user unfriendly - just like most of the PARISC box consoles. Also the attach file function of the forum post seems broken - tried twice and no file attached.

The EFI SHELL DEVICES output doesn't show SCSI ID's ie: the below example has " 1 - - " for the MSL5000 entry !!!!



Shell> devices
C T D
T Y C I
R P F A
L E G G #P #D #C Device Name
== = = = == == == ===================================
0D R - - - 1 4 Acpi(HWP0002,0)
0E R - - - 1 4 Acpi(HWP0002,100)
0F R - - - 1 2 Acpi(HWP0002,200)
10 R - - - 1 2 Acpi(HWP0002,300)
11 R - - - 1 - Acpi(HWP0002,400)
12 R - - - 1 1 Acpi(HWP0002,600)
13 R - - - 1 3 Acpi(HWP0002,700)
17 D - - 1 2 - Usb Open Host Controller
18 D - - 1 2 - Usb Open Host Controller
19 D - - 1 - - Acpi(HWP0002,0)/Pci(1|2)
1A B X X 1 1 1 PCI IDE/ATAPI Controller
1B B X X 1 2 1 LSI Logic Ultra320 SCSI Controller
1C D X X 1 2 - LSI Logic Ultra320 SCSI Controller
1D B - - 1 1 1 Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(2|0)
1E B - - 1 1 1 Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(2|1)
20 D - - 1 - - Acpi(HWP0002,200)/Pci(1|0)
21 B - - 1 1 2 Smart Array 6400 Controller
24 B X X 1 2 2 LSI Logic Ultra320 SCSI Controller
25 D X X 1 2 - LSI Logic Ultra320 SCSI Controller
26 D - - 1 - - Acpi(HWP0002,600)/Pci(1|0)
27 D - - 1 - - Acpi(HWP0002,700)/Pci(1|0)
28 B - - 1 1 1 Acpi(HWP0002,700)/Pci(1|1)
29 B - - 1 5 2 Acpi(HWP0002,700)/Pci(2|0)
39 D - - 3 - - Primary Standard Error Device
3A D - - 2 - - Primary Console Input Device
3B D - - 3 - - Primary Console Output Device
40 R - - - 1 1 Acpi(PNP0501,0)
41 B - - 1 1 1 16550 Serial UART
42 B - - 1 5 3 VT-100+ Serial Console
43 B - - 1 1 1 16550 Serial UART
44 B - - 1 5 3 VT-100+ Serial Console
56 D X X 1 1 - DV-28E-C
57 B X X 1 2 3 HP 73.4GST373454LC HPC3
58 D - - 1 3 - Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(2|0)/Mac(0017087C3A22)
59 D - - 1 3 - Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(2|1)/Mac(0017087C3A23)
5A D - - 1 - - Smart Array 6400 Controller
5B D - - 1 - - Smart Array 6400 Controller
5C D X X 1 - - COMPAQ MSL5000 Series 0513
5D D X X 1 1 - SCSI Tape Device
9A D - - 1 2 - FAT File System [FAT16] 125 MB
9B D - - 1 2 - FAT File System [FAT16] 292 MB
9C D - - 1 1 - Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(1|0)/Scsi(Pun0,Lun0)/HD(Part5,Sig4BD5BE)

Maybe there is a better equivalent on the EFI SHELL> similar to an alpha >>>show dev.

Thanks.
John Gillings
Honored Contributor

Re: MSL5000 on Itanium

John,

Attachments work, but if your posting fails, you need to reattach before resubmitting.

My standard practice is to SELECT ALL and COPY my response text before hitting SUBMIT. When it fails (fairly frequent), hit BACK, paste text if it's lost, reattach any files and try again.

Best bet with attachments is to stick with .TXT or .ZIP files
A crucible of informative mistakes
John Welsh_2
Regular Advisor

Re: MSL5000 on Itanium

Thanks John, I will try your suggestions as to attaching a file next time I need to.
Regards,
JohnW.
John Welsh_2
Regular Advisor

Re: MSL5000 on Itanium

Thanks for your input guys.

Give me the Alpha's SRM console any day !

Regards, John W.