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ML350G5 + SC44Ge + internal Ultrum 448 SAS problem

Igor V Abzalov
Super Advisor

ML350G5 + SC44Ge + internal Ultrum 448 SAS problem

Hello. We purchase ML350G5 +
416096-B21 HP SC44Ge SAS Host Bus Adapter +
HP StorageWorks Ultrium 448 SAS (internal)

I connect tape drive to SC44Ge with cable from this Ultrium box. When i reboot server i don't see Tape drive in BIOS messages. In SAS Configuration Utility i don't see this drive too.

HP LTT 4.6 don't see tape drive. In Device Manager there is not Tape drive too.

Why ?
3 REPLIES
Wei Jung
Trusted Contributor

Re: ML350G5 + SC44Ge + internal Ultrum 448 SAS problem

By default the SC44Ge only displays bootable devices on boot up.

This can be configured so that non-bootable devices, such as the tape drive will also display:

1. During POST, press F8 when prompted by the SC44Ge HBA
2. Select configuration option 2 to "Invoke SAS Configuration Utility"
3. At the LSI Logic Configuration Utility screen press 'ALT+N' to select "Global Properties"
4. Scroll down to "Boot Information Display Mode"
5. Use -/+ key to change option to "Display Adapter and All Devices"
6. Press Esc key to exit menu
7. Scroll down to select "Save Changes then Exit this Menu"
8. At next menu, press Esc key again and select "Exit the LSI Config Utility and Rebootâ

After completing these steps, the HBA will always display the necessary drive information during POST.
Igor V Abzalov
Super Advisor

Re: ML350G5 + SC44Ge + internal Ultrum 448 SAS problem

Thank you for information. I reconnect SC44Ge with same cable (it is Y-form like, first time i connect it incorrect). Now i see Ultrium 448 device in BIOS and OS.
Igor V Abzalov
Super Advisor

Re: ML350G5 + SC44Ge + internal Ultrum 448 SAS problem

Reason was incorrect cable connection.