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Mohamed K Ahmed
Trusted Contributor

How to get swxcrmgr to work

Dear all,
I have an AS2100A running Tru64 UNIX V5.1, I have swxcr card connecting to the disks.
Prior to upgrading to 5.1, I used to be able to execute swxcrmgr and manage my disks.
but now with the disk names changed in 5.1, it comes back with a message

# swxcrmgr
SWXCR OPEN (/dev/rre0c): Device busy
SWXCR OPEN (/dev/rre8c): Device busy
SWXCRMGR: No valid xcr controllers found!

How can I make it work?

Thanks in advance

Ralf Puchner
Honored Contributor

Re: How to get swxcrmgr to work

The swxcr monitor and swxcr manager utilties are no longer supported under Tru64 Unix 5.x.

The recommended replacement utility is StorageWorks Command Console (SWCC) with RA200 client software. (swcc info is at
Help() { FirstReadManual(urgently); Go_to_it;; }

Re: How to get swxcrmgr to work

I know that SWXCR subsets are not supported under Tru64 v5.x , but I do have them up and running on v5.1a with subset SWXCR123 and SWXCRMGR123 . After installing the subsets I had to create v4-style devicefiles for each disk you present from the controller.

# cd /dev
# ./MAKEDEV re0
# ./MAKEDEV re1
for each raid disk you present from the controller.

Remember that this is not a supported solution, but I have had no problems with this setup so far!

Mohamed K Ahmed
Trusted Contributor

Re: How to get swxcrmgr to work

I made the devices but it still does the same thing
my drives are as follows
# hwmgr -view dev
3: scp (unknown) (unknown)
4: /dev/kevm
30: /dev/disk/floppy0c floppy fdi0-unit-0
42: /dev/cport/scp0 SWXCR xcr0
43: /dev/disk/dsk0c SWXCR ctlr-0-unit-0
44: /dev/disk/dsk1c SWXCR ctlr-0-unit-1
45: /dev/disk/dsk2c SWXCR ctlr-0-unit-2
46: /dev/disk/dsk3c SWXCR ctlr-0-unit-3
48: /dev/cport/scp1 SWXCR xcr1
49: /dev/disk/dsk4c SWXCR ctlr-1-unit-0
50: /dev/disk/dsk5c SWXCR ctlr-1-unit-1
51: /dev/disk/dsk6c SWXCR ctlr-1-unit-2
55: /dev/disk/dsk7c DEC RZ28D DEC bus-0-targ-0-lun-0
56: /dev/disk/cdrom0c DEC RRD45 DEC bus-0-targ-4-lun-0
57: /dev/changer/mc0 TL800 DEC bus-1-targ-0-lun-0
58: /dev/ntape/tape0 DEC TZ89 DEC bus-1-targ-4-lun-0

Do you think the problem is with the first entry scp unknown device?

Denis O'Brien
Occasional Visitor

Re: How to get swxcrmgr to work

I am doing something similar at the moment!
HP have advised me to:
1)Locate an Alpha Firmware CD which has the UTILITY\SWXCRMGR\RA200RCU.EXE file.
2)At POO>>>, type arc and you will get a menu
from which you should choose the option 'Run Program'. When prompted for a filename, type:

This will provide you with a menu to perform several tasks.
Mark Garrett

Re: How to get swxcrmgr to work

v5.1a T64V51AB24AS0006-20031031 SWXCRMGR120
this came up for me again today with the second of two controllers complaining Busy as above.
two things ra200info5 xcr1 -f is useful
and a seeming fix for the swxcrmgr X11 gui was
cd /dev
mv rre0c rre0c.old
mv rre8c rre8c.old
ln -s ./cport/scp0 rre0c
ln -s ./cport/scp1 rre8c
in my case scp0 and scp1 are the SWXCR

then it was happy
I think this is ok because no real V5 stuff used /dev/*re* devices
Hein van den Heuvel
Honored Contributor

Re: How to get swxcrmgr to work

Thanks for that update!
Seems an obvious workaround.. once you know.