Operating System - OpenVMS
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Problem with OpenVMS SAN Boot from IBM SVC

 

Problem with OpenVMS SAN Boot from IBM SVC

Hello everyone,

We're attempting to boot our OpenVMS partition from our SAN and we keep receiving a BUGCHECK code 19:INCONSTATE error msg. Please refer to the attached print screen for more details on the error message.

Here's our environment:
* OpenVMS 8.2.1
* HP Integrity rx4640 Server I64
* HP A6826A FC HBA (Qlogic ISP2312) 2 of these.
* HBA Firmware Driver-1.49 Firmware-3.03.154
* IBM SAN32M Switch (McData 4700)
* IBM SVC running at 4.1.1.3 code level
* IBM 2105-800 Shark on back end of SVC.

Other Information:
* I have defined separate UDID's on the SVC Vdisk per OpenVMS documentation. The Vdisk for the System Boot Disk has a SCSI ID of Zero.
* The "OS Mode" boot option on the HBA firmware is set to HP-UX/OpenVms.
* I have one path defined in the SAN Fabric for each HBA.

Please let me know if you need any further information from me. Thanks in advance for any information!

Marty
28 REPLIES 28
Tom O'Toole
Respected Contributor

Re: Problem with OpenVMS SAN Boot from IBM SVC


I don't think you can use os_id of zero. The first thing you should try is a non-zero unit.
let us know...
Can you imagine if we used PCs to manage our enterprise systems? ... oops.
Jan van den Ende
Honored Contributor

Re: Problem with OpenVMS SAN Boot from IBM SVC

Marty,

Tom wrote

>>>
I don't think you can use os_id of zero. The first thing you should try is a non-zero unit.
<<<

I can even more definite: that _IS_ the issue.

Change all devices that are intended to be seen by VMS to non-zero IDs.

I do not exclude other potential issues, but THIS one definitely is prohibitive.

hth

Proost.

Have one on me.

jpe
Don't rust yours pelled jacker to fine doll missed aches.

Re: Problem with OpenVMS SAN Boot from IBM SVC

I made the changes on the SVC so that the vdisk have a SCSI ID of 1 thru 6. Now I don't see any of the LUN's from the SAN after a reboot. When you mention the OS_id, are you referring to the SCSI ID on the SVC that I'm talking about or are you referring to something else?

I did run the IO SCSI_PATH_VERIFY and IO AUTOCONFIG commands, but still can't see the drives.

Thanks!

Marty
Jan van den Ende
Honored Contributor

Re: Problem with OpenVMS SAN Boot from IBM SVC

Marty,

>>>
I did run the IO SCSI_PATH_VERIFY and IO AUTOCONFIG commands
<<<

Does this imply you now booted without a crash?

Then that would imply you see at least the system disk... Please attach the output of
$ SHOW DEVICE SYS$SYSDEVICE
as an ASCII file with .TXT extension.

If my assumption is false, then how did you get to where you ran SYSGEN IO AUTO ?

Proost.

Have one on me.

jpe
Don't rust yours pelled jacker to fine doll missed aches.

Re: Problem with OpenVMS SAN Boot from IBM SVC

Sorry about that. I forgot to mention that I rebooted from the Internal Drive just to see if I could see the SAN disk before I tried to boot from the SAN. I attached the command you asked for.

Thanks!

Marty