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HP SAS ULTRIUM448 DRV on DL380 and Redhat 5.1ES

jayantha
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HP SAS ULTRIUM448 DRV on DL380 and Redhat 5.1ES

Hello,
My DL380 on Redhat Linux ES5.1 contains an external tape connected to E500 array controller. One of the external port in E500 has a external starage. Other got this tape drive.
From Insight manager Home page I can see the drive as "HP ULTRIUM448 DRV - Bus 1 Drive 0". But from OS if I issue "#mt -status" it doesn't identify any tape drive. What could be the device default path in OS for SAS tape drive.
Please Help me,
/Thanks.
4 REPLIES
Steven E. Protter
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Re: HP SAS ULTRIUM448 DRV on DL380 and Redhat 5.1ES

Shalom,

You need to install drivers from HP to this OS to support that drive. I never liked 5.1, 5.2 was more stable and might have a built in driver.

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jayantha
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP SAS ULTRIUM448 DRV on DL380 and Redhat 5.1ES

I have installed softpack hp_ltt47. Still its same. How can I check wethere it is installed corectly.
Is there any way to see the Tape drive path.
Ciro Iriarte
Valued Contributor

Re: HP SAS ULTRIUM448 DRV on DL380 and Redhat 5.1ES

You should "engage" the external SCSI port.

Try with:

echo "engage scsi" > /proc/driver/cciss/cciss0

If it solves your issue, add the following lines to /etc/rc.local (RHEL, your case) or /etc/init.d/boot.local (SLES, for reference)

----
for x in /proc/driver/cciss/cciss[0-9]*
do
echo "engage scsi" > $x
done
----
jayantha
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP SAS ULTRIUM448 DRV on DL380 and Redhat 5.1ES

Thank you very much for your attention on this case, RHEL option worked well....So I'm using it now.