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Driver for tape in Server HP 9000 RP5470

 
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Driver for tape in Server HP 9000 RP5470

Hello,
I have a server RP5470 with this characteristics:
gc99scs2:/ (108) root% uname -a
HP-UX gc99scs2 B.11.11 U 9000/800 1163424611 unlimited-user license
gc99scs2:/ (109) root% model
9000/800/L3000-7x

The ioscan for tape gives no result:
gc99scs2:/ (110) root% ioscan -fnC tape
gc99scs2:/ (111) root%

The server is connected to one StorageWorks Tape Array and it is turned on and SCSI cable is connected as well.

On the other hand, it looks like the driver is not in kernel use:

gc99scs2:/ (107) root% grep stape /stand/system
gc99scs2:/ (108) root%

Can you give me any advice in order to get the tape unit working?

I think driver is wrong. I have a CD box which went with a Server RP4440. I would like to know if i can get the correct driver from this box in order to install in the RP5470 server.

The print_manifest output and the content of the CD number1 of this CD box are in the attached_files.

The CD box is: HP-UX 11i Version 1
HP 9000 Enterprise Servers
Foundation Operating Environment

September 2007 Media Kit

Best Regards,

Christian Aguilar
Christian Aguilar
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Pete Randall
Outstanding Contributor

Re: Driver for tape in Server HP 9000 RP5470

The driver is, most likely, already loaded - it simply needs to be included into the kernel. The easy way is through SAM.


Pete

Pete

Re: Driver for tape in Server HP 9000 RP5470

It sounds good. could you give me how to do it with SAM?
Christian Aguilar

Re: Driver for tape in Server HP 9000 RP5470

The stape driver is in Out State in SAM Kernel configuration. I think, i need reconfigure the kernel after that. Can you send me the procedure ins order to re-configure the kernel? Is is needed to restart the server for it?
Christian Aguilar
Solution

Re: Driver for tape in Server HP 9000 RP5470

Commands to do all this from the command line are here:

http://docs.hp.com/en/B2355-90698/ch01s06.html

So for you, this should work:

cd /stand/build
/usr/lbin/sysadm/system_prep -v -s system
kmsystem -S /stand/build/system -c Y stape
mk_kernel -s /stand/build/system
mv /stand/system /stand/system.prev
mv /stand/build/system /stand/system
kmupdate
shutdown -r -y 0



HTH

Duncan

I am an HPE Employee
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AnthonySN
Respected Contributor

Re: Driver for tape in Server HP 9000 RP5470

Hi,
the command

#kcmodule stape=static

and reboot the server.

will build the driver into the kernel.
Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor

Re: Driver for tape in Server HP 9000 RP5470

There is nothing to do but tell SAM to add the driver. When you exit SAM, it will perform all those steps listed above for you and reboot your computer. No need to do anything else.


Bill Hassell, sysadmin
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Driver for tape in Server HP 9000 RP5470

Just for your information:

#kcmodule stape=static

works for 11.23, but not for 11.11!

Add the module to the kernel as mentioned earlier and reboot. Then you will see the tape device CLAIMED.

Reason for this is, when no tape was connected during the OS installation the module will not be included into the kernel.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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