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C6379A compatibility issue

SamBAM
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C6379A compatibility issue

Hello All,
I need some help......Have an rp2470 running HP-UX 11.11....cannot configure the DLT8000 racked in a 5300 enclosure to my server. IOSCAN shows nothing..even though it is connected. All lights Mean and Green....any thoughts ? I know the port is fine...can connect my DVD to it and IOSCAN sees it.....but not the Tape drive.....Tape drive is good when coneected to other server.
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Torsten.
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Re: C6379A compatibility issue

AFAIK the C6379A is a HVD SCSI drive - if your DVD drive is working on the same controller, the controller must be LVD and is just not compatible.

You need another HBA.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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SamBAM
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Re: C6379A compatibility issue

we have an HDV connection on the back of rp backplane...to 68-pin (standard)on back of mech. The term. light on rack chassis is green......the cable is 68-pin HD to 68-pin...the C6379A (is rackmount verison of DLT8000) it is a FWD.....are there any firmware downloads etc ?
Torsten.
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Re: C6379A compatibility issue

The build in connection is not HVD - do you have another card installed?

Hope this helps!
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SamBAM
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Re: C6379A compatibility issue

according to what I have read...the U2SCSI port (left) on the backplane is compatible with tape devices. The USCSI port (right) is not.....I am trying to connect through the U2SCSI port which should work ?
Torsten.
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Re: C6379A compatibility issue

The left port is compatible to *LVD* tape devices.

The controller is Ultra2 - not HVD!

If you are using a HVD drive, you must use a HVD controller too.


Hope this helps!
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SamBAM
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Re: C6379A compatibility issue

its not HVD....its FWD....just confirmed...thats why I am thinking it is a firmware issue ? maybe ??.....the 5300 has LVD capability and the C6379A is compatible with the Array 5300..it hjas a LVD internal BUS
SamBAM
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Re: C6379A compatibility issue

ok....hit myself in the head....I believ what I need is a A4800A FWD/SCSI HD
Torsten.
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Re: C6379A compatibility issue

The naming of different scsi standards is always a mess.

FWD is aka HVD, Ultra, ultra2 and some others are LVD.

The difference is in fact 2 Volt and this can burn your devices.

You need to use a HVD/FWD SCSI HBA.

I hope we have a solution now and none of the devices are damaged.


Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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