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Dhruva Raj
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how to find the serial number of tape drives in hpux

Hi All,
I am trying to find tape drive serial number on my HP UX 11.3 (Vpar of Rx8640).
I need these details for defining the SAN paths on TSM server.

I have tried:
IOscan --> Doesn't give details apart from path.
getconf --> not sure which variable can be used for my purpose.
cstm --> didn't help:
9 0/0/6/***.255.1.13.0 SCSI Tape (HPUltrium) Information Incomplete
cstm>sel dev 9
cstm>info
cstm>il
-- Information --
Information Tool Log for SCSI Tape on path 0/0/6/1/0/4/0.211.0.255.1.13.0 file
does not exist.

Any help would be greatly appricated.

Regards,
Druva
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Torsten.
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Re: how to find the serial number of tape drives in hpux

You can get most useful information about tape drives and libraries by using LTT.
http://www.hp.com/support/tapetools



But cstm will work too, example about an old DLT:

Hardware path: 0/2/1/0/4/0.1.30.255.0.0.1


Device Qualifier: QUANTUMDLT8000
Product ID: DLT8000 Hardware Path:
0/2/1/0/4/0.1.30.255.0.0.1
Device Type: SCSI Tape Logical Unit Number: 1
Vendor: QUANTUM Product Rev Level: 0256
Firmware Major Version: 86 Firmware Minor Version: 0
Read Errors Corrected: 0 Read Errors Uncorrected: 0
Write Errors Corrected: 0 Write Errors Uncorrected: 0
Tape Motion Hours: 948 Power On Hours: 5848
Read Compression Ratio: 1.0 : 1 Write Compression Ratio: 1.0 : 1
Compression Status: Enabled
Serial Number: JBA3307777
Drive Status: Good

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Dhruva Raj
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Re: how to find the serial number of tape drives in hpux

Thanks for the help Torsten.

Not sure why the mstm is not working for me.
Do you mean that we can install hp LTT on the unix box and run commands to pull the serial number of drives.

However, Since i had TSm installed on the box, i was able to find the serial numbers of the tape drives using command

./opt/tivoli/tsm/devices/bin/tsmdlst

Regards,
Druva
Torsten.
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Re: how to find the serial number of tape drives in hpux

STM gives " Information Incomplete" if there is no drive loaded, however you should get some information.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Dhruva Raj
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Re: how to find the serial number of tape drives in hpux

Thanks for the support :-)