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Omniback II with Autoloader

Sheng Jun
Occasional Advisor

Omniback II with Autoloader

Hi,

Can anybody teach me in detail on how to configure HP autoloader(C9264CB-Vs80) with Omniback II(4.1)in HPUX(11.0)?

Thanks in advance
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Michael Tully
Honored Contributor

Re: Omniback II with Autoloader


Before attempting to configure it in omniback, you need to set up a robotic arm device. The attached document will assist you. Once you have done this task, you can set up your auto loader from within the GUI.
To do this:

Devices & Media --> Edit -->Add --> Device --> Device Name, description, host name and device type=SCSI II Library, then add the robot device you would have created from the document. The rest is fairly straightfoward. If you have further questions, please post them.
Once the library has been set up, then you can configure drives applicable to your autoloader.
Anyone for a Mutiny ?
Sheng Jun
Occasional Advisor

Re: Omniback II with Autoloader

Hi Michael,
I've able to setup the robotics, it's been /dev/rac/c0t5d1. But I stiil cannot configure the autoloader in omniback. the error message is STop 90:59 cannot open exchanger control device. My steps is clicking Add device, put HP VS80 in Device Name, and as Host name, 5 as SCSI address, 1-8 as repository,then in drive config, /dev/rac/c0t5d1 as drive name, 5 for scsi address. Could you tell me what's wrong with this configuration.

Thanks


# ioscan -fH 0/0/1/0
Class I H/W Path Driver S/W State H/W Type Description
=====================================================================
ext_bus 0 0/0/1/0 c720 CLAIMED INTERFACE SCSI C896 Ultra Wide LVD
target 0 0/0/1/0.5 tgt CLAIMED DEVICE
tape 0 0/0/1/0.5.0 stape CLAIMED DEVICE HP C9264CB-VS80
autoch 0 0/0/1/0.5.1 schgr CLAIMED DEVICE HP C9264CB-VS80
target 1 0/0/1/0.7 tgt CLAIMED DEVICE
ctl 0 0/0/1/0.7.0 sctl CLAIMED DEVICE Initiator


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Michael Tully
Honored Contributor

Re: Omniback II with Autoloader

Hi,

Even though you have a device for the library does not mean this will drive it. Create the extra device from the document. This is the device you'll need when creating your SCSI Library in omniback.
Once you've created the device, without omniback try to move some tapes around using the 'mc' command.
From your 'ioscan' output hopefully this device will do it.

# mknod /dev/robot c 203 0x000510
Once you've done this, you can try to drive the robot using these commands. Make sure you have a tape loaded into slot 1.

# mc /dev/robot -r IDSM
# mc /dev/robot -sS1 -dD1

You can more examples in the 'mc' man page.

Regards
Michael
Anyone for a Mutiny ?
Ted Ellis_2
Honored Contributor

Re: Omniback II with Autoloader

pretty sure that the drive requires a different driver device than the robot.... something like /dev/rmt/cxtxdx.....

Ted
Sheng Jun
Occasional Advisor

Re: Omniback II with Autoloader

there is the device
/dev/rac/c0t5d1. And I can move the tape by command 'mc' and '/opt/omni/lbin/uma'. While I'm still unable to configure it into omniback. pls. advise..thx

ext_bus 0 0/0/1/0 c720 CLAIMED INTERFACE SCSI C896 Ultra
Wide LVD
target 0 0/0/1/0.5 tgt CLAIMED DEVICE
tape 0 0/0/1/0.5.0 stape CLAIMED DEVICE HP C9264CB-
VS80
/dev/rmt/0m /dev/rmt/c0t5d0BESTb
/dev/rmt/0mb /dev/rmt/c0t5d0BESTn
/dev/rmt/0mn /dev/rmt/c0t5d0BESTnb
/dev/rmt/0mnb /dev/rmt/c0t5d0eBEST
/dev/rmt/c0t5d0BEST
autoch 0 0/0/1/0.5.1 schgr CLAIMED DEVICE HP C9264CB-
VS80
/dev/rac/c0t5d1
target 1 0/0/1/0.7 tgt CLAIMED DEVICE
Sheng Jun
Occasional Advisor

Re: Omniback II with Autoloader

I have the drive, see below output, but can anybody tell me how to config this into omniback?thx

#mc -p /dev/rac/c0t5d1 -r IDSM
MT_slot_1 EMPTY
IE_slot NONE
DT_slot_1 FULL 000000
ST_slot_1 EMPTY 000000
ST_slot_2 EMPTY 000000
ST_slot_3 EMPTY 000000
ST_slot_4 EMPTY 000000
ST_slot_5 EMPTY 000000
ST_slot_6 EMPTY 000000
ST_slot_7 EMPTY 000000
ST_slot_8 EMPTY 000000
Ron Sutton
Advisor

Re: Omniback II with Autoloader

Make sure you have OmniBack patches 45 and 62, they are on the web site. Configuration is standard, try a manual if auto still does not work. What server are you using? Testing so far here has been with A-class and J-class, therefore product is not currently.