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OpenVMS V 6.2

 
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geir_2
Super Advisor

OpenVMS V 6.2

Ji,

Some colleague said that's ok to swap scsi-cable from the same DLT tape-station to different OpenVMS server.

But is it necessary to reboot the server every time? Otherwise the OS have problems to discover the tape device

Is it possible to run online command that discover the new tape device??

Thanks

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Thomas Ritter
Respected Contributor
Solution

Re: OpenVMS V 6.2

Try $ mc sysman auto io/log
Kris Clippeleyr
Honored Contributor

Re: OpenVMS V 6.2

Hi,

After connecting the tape unit, you can do

MCR SYSMAN IO AUTOCONFIGURE

on Alpha or Integrity, or

MCR SYSGEN AUTOCONFIGURE ALL

on VAX.

Regards,
Kris (aka Qkcl)


I'm gonna hit the highway like a battering ram on a silver-black phantom bike...
Thomas Ritter
Respected Contributor

Re: OpenVMS V 6.2

Correction io auto

SYSMAN> io auto/log
%SYSMAN-I-OUTPUT, command execution on node TEST
%IOGEN-I-PREFIX, searching for ICBM with prefix SYS$
%IOGEN-I-PREFIX, searching for ICBM with prefix DECW$
%IOGEN-I-SCSIPOLL, scanning for devices through SCSI port PKA0
%IOGEN-I-FIBREPOLL, scanning for devices through FIBRE port PGA0
%IOGEN-I-SCSIPOLL, scanning for devices through SCSI port PKD0
%IOGEN-I-FIBREPOLL, scanning for devices through FIBRE port PGB0
%IOGEN-I-SCSIPOLL, scanning for devices through SCSI port PKB0
%IOGEN-I-SCSIPOLL, scanning for devices through SCSI port PKC0
SYSMAN> Exit
Chinraj Rajasekaran
Frequent Advisor

Re: OpenVMS V 6.2

Hi,

You did not mention its VAX or Alpha server.

First you need to check

1. How the DLT tape drive is connected?
2. Is is hot swappable? (BA Box/Controller)
3. Whats the SCSI address of the tape drive current location and in new location.
( It should not be same as any other SCSI device in the same SCSI bus)


If all the other settings are correct then you can use these commands to recognize new deivces connected without rebooting the server.

For VAX Systems:

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SYSGEN> HELP AUTOCONFIG

AUTOCONFIGURE

This command is for use on VAX systems only. On VAX systems, automatically connects devices that are physically attached to the system and loads their drivers.


Use of the AUTOCONFIGURE command requires the CMKRNL privilege.

Format

AUTOCONFIGURE adapter-spec

AUTOCONFIGURE ALL

Additional information available:

Parameter Qualifiers
/EXCLUDE /LOG /SELECT
Examples
**********************************


On Alpha systems,

use the SYSMAN command

IO AUTOCONFIGURE.

SYSMAN> help io autoconfig

IO

AUTOCONFIGURE

This command is for use on Alpha systems only. It automaticall identifies and configures all hardware devices attached to a
system by connecting devices and loading their drivers.

Format

IO AUTOCONFIGURE




Additional information available:

Qualifiers
/SELECT /EXCLUDE /LOG
Description Examples

*****************************************


regards
Raj