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Planning for an Autoloader

Yogeeraj_1
Honored Contributor

Planning for an Autoloader

Dear Experts,

Please advise.

I currently have an ultrium drive which i want to replace by an Autoloader.
Model Number: 1/8 Ultrium 460
Model Description: HP StorageWorks 1/8 Ultrium 460 Tape Autoloader
Part Number: AA927A

At the server level OS and software, what factors do i need to consider before going for it? Are there any additional expenses that i should foresee?

The following describes my environment:
a. HP-UX 11.11
b. RP5430
c. software: B6960BA - A.04.10 HP OpenView OmniBack II
d. current ioscan shows:
tape 0 0/0/1/0.3.0 stape CLAIMED DEVICE HP Ultrium 1-SCSI
/dev/rmt/0m /dev/rmt/c0t3d0BEST
/dev/rmt/0mb /dev/rmt/c0t3d0BESTb
/dev/rmt/0mn /dev/rmt/c0t3d0BESTn
/dev/rmt/0mnb /dev/rmt/c0t3d0BESTnb

thank you in advance for your replies!

best regards
Yogeeraj

No person was ever honoured for what he received. Honour has been the reward for what he gave (clavin coolidge)
3 REPLIES
Stf
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Planning for an Autoloader

Hello,

for a RP5430 you will probably have to load following driver into kernel :

ssfrc, and autox0

to add them:
sam -> kernel configuration -> drivers

you select these drivers with space bar

Action -> add driver to kernel

Action -> process new kernel

Your system will reboot and it's ok

Stf ;-)
Yogeeraj_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Planning for an Autoloader

Dear stf,

thank you for your reply.

Points noted. I will look into these when doing the change.

below the observations from my system.
===========================================
A.
===
Driver Name: ssrfc
Driver Type: Kernel Driver, Static Only
Description: MO Autochanger Surface Driver
Current Status
Source State
Current Out
Pending Out
Default Out

B.
===
Driver Name: autox0
Driver Type: Kernel Driver, Static Only
Description: MO Autochanger Hardware Driver (Series 800)

Dependencies
Name Description
pa_generic PA-Generic Platform Support Module
pa_psm PA-Legacy Platform Support Module
sio Server IO CDIO

Current Status
Source State
Current Out
Pending Out
Default Out
===========================================

thanks again.
best regards
Yogeeraj
No person was ever honoured for what he received. Honour has been the reward for what he gave (clavin coolidge)
Yogeeraj_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Planning for an Autoloader

hi again!

more inputs would be most welcomed especially at the application level changes to be made....

thank you in advance.

regards
Yogeeraj
No person was ever honoured for what he received. Honour has been the reward for what he gave (clavin coolidge)