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DL380 G2 External VHDCI w/ DLT Autoloader on RH linux

 
jimbox
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DL380 G2 External VHDCI w/ DLT Autoloader on RH linux

Just got an Overland LXLS DLT library that i hoped to connect to our DL380 G2's exteranal scsi connector.

I'm running RH8.0 with the cciss driver on the 5i Array Controller.

cat /proc/driver/cciss/cciss0
cciss0: HP Smart Array 5i Controller
Board ID: 0x40800e11
Firmware Version: 1.80
IRQ: 3
Logical drives: 1
Current Q depth: 0
Current # commands on controller: 0
Max Q depth since init: 64
Max # commands on controller since init: 64
Max SG entries since init: 31
Sequential access devices: 0

cciss/c0d0: 17.35GB RAID 0
(HP CISS Driver (v 2.4.42))


On another unit with a 20/40 DAT driver running
echo "engage scsi" > /proc/driver/cciss/cciss0
made the unit visible on the scsi chain. Not so here.

"cat /proc/scsi/scsi" just shows me "Attached devices: none"

A call to HP support tells me the external connector doesnt support tape autoloaders. ??! i'm skeptical to accept this. i guess the more appropriate answer is the cciss driver doesnt support autoloaders... but i'm just perplexed why the device ID's wont even show up on the scsi chain.

any insight? i tried loading the "st" modules in 2.4.20-8 kernel- but no luck.
even if the HP support answer is true- any recommendations for PCI controllers? the library will be the only thing attached so only moderate bandwidth is required.

thanks.
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CA1225067
Occasional Advisor

Re: DL380 G2 External VHDCI w/ DLT Autoloader on RH linux

Do you know if the Duplex Option Kit is installed? If so you can't use the external SCSI connector.