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Vengat
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SCSI Tape drive

Hi ,

 

Unable to detect SCSI tape drive

 

My ioscan out put.

 

# ioscan H/W Path       Class                           Description ==========================================================                root 0              ioa                             System Bus Adapter (880) 0/0                ba                          Local PCI-X Bus Adapter (783) 0/0/1/0                  OO                    USB OHCI Interface 0/0/1/1                  OO                    USB OHCI Interface 0/0/1/2                  OO                    USB EHCI Interface 0/0/2/0                  sideba                CMD IDE controller 0/0/2/0.0                   ext_bus            IDE Primary Channel 0/0/2/0.0.0                    target 0/0/2/0.0.0.0                     disk         Optiarc DVD RW AD-5590A 0/0/2/0.1                   ext_bus            IDE Secondary Channel 0/1                ba                          Local PCI-X Bus Adapter (783) 0/1/1/0                  ext_bus               SCSI C1010 Ultra160 Wide LVD 0/1/1/1                  ext_bus               SCSI C1010 Ultra160 Wide LVD 0/1/2/0                  lan                   HP PCI 1000Base-T Core 0/2                ba                          Local PCI-X Bus Adapter (783) 0/2/1/0                  ba                    PCItoPCI Bridge 0/2/1/0/4/0                    ext_bus         PCI-X SmartArray 6402 RAID Controller 0/2/1/0/4/0.0                     target 0/2/1/0/4/0.0.0                        disk      HP      LOGICAL VOLUME 0/3                ba                          Local PCI-X Bus Adapter (783) 0/3/1/0                  fc                    HP AB378-60101 4Gb Single Port PCI/PCI-X Fibre Channel Adapter (FC Port 1) 0/4                ba                          Local PCI-X Bus Adapter (783) 0/6                ba                          Local PCI-X Bus Adapter (783) 0/6/1/0                  fc                    HP AB378-60101 4Gb Single Port PCI/PCI-X Fibre Channel Adapter (FC Port 1) 0/7                ba                          Local PCI-X Bus Adapter (783) 0/7/1/0                  tty                   PCI SimpleComm (103c1290) 0/7/1/1                  tty                   PCI Serial (103c1048) 0/7/2/0                  unknown               PCI Display (10025159) 8              memory                          Memory 16             ipmi                            IPMI Controller 128            processor                       Processor 129            processor                       Processor 152            processor                       Processor 153            processor                       Processor

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Vengat
Advisor

Re: SCSI Tape drive

# /sbin/ioscan -f Class I H/W Path Driver S/W State H/W Type Description ============================================================================== root 0 root CLAIMED BUS_NEXUS ioa 0 0 sba CLAIMED BUS_NEXUS System Bus Adapter (880) ba 0 0/0 lba CLAIMED BUS_NEXUS Local PCI-X Bus Adapter (783) OO 0 0/0/1/0 UsbOhci CLAIMED INTERFACE USB OHCI Interface OO 1 0/0/1/1 UsbOhci CLAIMED INTERFACE USB OHCI Interface OO 2 0/0/1/2 UsbEhci CLAIMED INTERFACE USB EHCI Interface sideba 0 0/0/2/0 side_multi CLAIMED INTERFACE CMD IDE controller ext_bus 0 0/0/2/0.0 side CLAIMED INTERFACE IDE Primary Channel target 1 0/0/2/0.0.0 tgt CLAIMED DEVICE disk 1 0/0/2/0.0.0.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE Optiarc DVD RW AD-5590A ext_bus 1 0/0/2/0.1 side CLAIMED INTERFACE IDE Secondary Channel ba 1 0/1 lba CLAIMED BUS_NEXUS Local PCI-X Bus Adapter (783) ext_bus 2 0/1/1/0 c8xx CLAIMED INTERFACE SCSI C1010 Ultra160 Wide LVD ext_bus 3 0/1/1/1 c8xx CLAIMED INTERFACE SCSI C1010 Ultra160 Wide LVD lan 0 0/1/2/0 igelan CLAIMED INTERFACE HP PCI 1000Base-T Core ba 2 0/2 lba CLAIMED BUS_NEXUS Local PCI-X Bus Adapter (783) ba 3 0/2/1/0 PCItoPCI CLAIMED BUS_NEXUS PCItoPCI Bridge ext_bus 4 0/2/1/0/4/0 ciss CLAIMED INTERFACE PCI-X SmartArray 6402 RAID Controller target 0 0/2/1/0/4/0.0 tgt CLAIMED DEVICE disk 0 0/2/1/0/4/0.0.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP LOGICAL VOLUME ba 4 0/3 lba CLAIMED BUS_NEXUS Local PCI-X Bus Adapter (783) fc 0 0/3/1/0 fcd CLAIMED INTERFACE HP AB378-60101 4Gb Single Port PCI/PCI-X Fibre Channel Adapter (FC Port 1) ba 5 0/4 lba CLAIMED BUS_NEXUS Local PCI-X Bus Adapter (783) ba 6 0/6 lba CLAIMED BUS_NEXUS Local PCI-X Bus Adapter (783) fc 1 0/6/1/0 fcd CLAIMED INTERFACE HP AB378-60101 4Gb Single Port PCI/PCI-X Fibre Channel Adapter (FC Port 1) ba 7 0/7 lba CLAIMED BUS_NEXUS Local PCI-X Bus Adapter (783) tty 0 0/7/1/0 asio0 CLAIMED INTERFACE PCI SimpleComm (103c1290) tty 1 0/7/1/1 asio0 CLAIMED INTERFACE PCI Serial (103c1048) unknown -1 0/7/2/0 UNCLAIMED UNKNOWN PCI Display (10025159) memory 0 8 memory CLAIMED MEMORY Memory ipmi 0 16 ipmi CLAIMED INTERFACE IPMI Controller processor 0 128 processor CLAIMED PROCESSOR Processor processor 1 129 processor CLAIMED PROCESSOR Processor processor 2 152 processor CLAIMED PROCESSOR Processor processor 3 153 processor CLAIMED PROCESSOR Processor

Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: SCSI Tape drive

Please post again, it is still not readable.

 

However, there is no tape listed.

 

Tell the model of the server, of the tape and how/where it is connected.


Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Matti_Kurkela
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Re: SCSI Tape drive

I was bored enough to take the time to straighten the ioscan listing:

# /sbin/ioscan -f 
Class   I H/W Path      Driver     S/W State H/W Type  Description
============================================================================== 
root    0               root       CLAIMED   BUS_NEXUS
ioa     0 0             sba        CLAIMED   BUS_NEXUS System Bus Adapter (880)
ba      0 0/0           lba        CLAIMED   BUS_NEXUS Local PCI-X Bus Adapter (783)
OO      0 0/0/1/0       UsbOhci    CLAIMED   INTERFACE USB OHCI Interface
OO      1 0/0/1/1       UsbOhci    CLAIMED   INTERFACE USB OHCI Interface
OO      2 0/0/1/2       UsbEhci    CLAIMED   INTERFACE USB EHCI Interface
sideba  0 0/0/2/0       side_multi CLAIMED   INTERFACE CMD IDE controller
ext_bus 0 0/0/2/0.0     side       CLAIMED   INTERFACE IDE Primary Channel
target  1 0/0/2/0.0.0   tgt        CLAIMED   DEVICE
disk    1 0/0/2/0.0.0.0 sdisk      CLAIMED   DEVICE    Optiarc DVD RW AD-5590A
ext_bus 1 0/0/2/0.1     side       CLAIMED   INTERFACE IDE Secondary Channel
ba      1 0/1           lba        CLAIMED   BUS_NEXUS Local PCI-X Bus Adapter (783)
ext_bus 2 0/1/1/0       c8xx       CLAIMED   INTERFACE SCSI C1010 Ultra160 Wide LVD
ext_bus 3 0/1/1/1       c8xx       CLAIMED   INTERFACE SCSI C1010 Ultra160 Wide LVD
lan     0 0/1/2/0       igelan     CLAIMED   INTERFACE HP PCI 1000Base-T Core
ba      2 0/2           lba        CLAIMED   BUS_NEXUS Local PCI-X Bus Adapter (783)
ba      3 0/2/1/0       PCItoPCI   CLAIMED   BUS_NEXUS PCItoPCI Bridge
ext_bus 4 0/2/1/0/4/0   ciss       CLAIMED   INTERFACE PCI-X SmartArray 6402 RAID Controller
target  0 0/2/1/0/4/0.0 tgt        CLAIMED   DEVICE
disk    0 0/2/1/0/4/0.0.0 sdisk    CLAIMED   DEVICE HP LOGICAL VOLUME
ba      4 0/3           lba        CLAIMED   BUS_NEXUS Local PCI-X Bus Adapter (783)
fc      0 0/3/1/0       fcd        CLAIMED   INTERFACE HP AB378-60101 4Gb Single Port 
                                PCI/PCI-X Fibre Channel Adapter (FC Port 1)
ba      5 0/4           lba        CLAIMED   BUS_NEXUS Local PCI-X Bus Adapter (783)
ba      6 0/6           lba        CLAIMED   BUS_NEXUS Local PCI-X Bus Adapter (783)
fc      1 0/6/1/0       fcd        CLAIMED   INTERFACE HP AB378-60101 4Gb Single Port 
                                PCI/PCI-X Fibre Channel Adapter (FC Port 1)
ba      7 0/7           lba        CLAIMED   BUS_NEXUS Local PCI-X Bus Adapter (783)
tty     0 0/7/1/0       asio0      CLAIMED   INTERFACE PCI SimpleComm (103c1290)
tty     1 0/7/1/1       asio0      CLAIMED   INTERFACE PCI Serial (103c1048)
unknown -1 0/7/2/0                 UNCLAIMED UNKNOWN PCI Display (10025159)
memory  0 8             memory     CLAIMED   MEMORY    Memory
ipmi    0 16            ipmi       CLAIMED   INTERFACE IPMI Controller
processor 0 128         processor  CLAIMED   PROCESSOR Processor 
processor 1 129         processor  CLAIMED   PROCESSOR Processor
processor 2 152         processor  CLAIMED   PROCESSOR Processor
processor 3 153         processor  CLAIMED   PROCESSOR Processor

 

 

 

4 CPU cores, integrated VGA controller (disabled in HP-UX), not too many PCI-X bus adapters... looks like a rp3440.

 

It seems to have a SmartArray 6402 RAID controller card in the 0/2/1/0 PCI-X slot (slot 3, counting from the top).

Is the tape drive connected to this card?

 

The RAID controller may have external SCSI connectors, but as the data goes through the RAID hardware processor, those connectors would be best for connecting disks only.

 

I've heard that at least some SmartArray controllers have a bypass mode for accessing the disks directly, but it's apparently designed for things like hardware diagnostics and disk firmware updates only: it may not perform well enough for a high-speed tape drive, like DLT or LTO. HP does not recommend connecting tape drives to SmartArray controllers, anyway.

 

There should be a SCSI connector in bottom left corner of the server's rear panel (not in a PCI-X card slot).

Try connecting the tape drive there: it should appear with a hardware path like 0/1/1/1.x.y, with x being the SCSI ID of the tape drive.

MK
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: SCSI Tape drive

Let's assume it is a rp3440:

There is this smartarray 6402 in slot 3, the internal scsi controllers

ext_bus 2 0/1/1/0 c8xx CLAIMED INTERFACE SCSI C1010 Ultra160 Wide LVD
ext_bus 3 0/1/1/1 c8xx CLAIMED INTERFACE SCSI C1010 Ultra160 Wide LVD

are unused. So you can use the built-in external scsi port (would be on h/w path 0/1/1/1.x.y).


Matti wrote:
>> HP does not recommend connecting tape drives to SmartArray controllers, anyway.



Not in general. Sometimes the smartarray is the only way to connect a tape drive (e.g. a SAS tape to a rx2800i2 via the P411). On the other hand most older smartarray controllers doesn't support tape drives or libraries at all.


Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Vengat
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Re: SCSI Tape drive

Hi ,

 

Server Model - HP 9000 rp3440

 

tape drive model - hp storage works - ultrium 460

 

way of connecting - SCSI cable

 

Server externaly showing 2 scsi port.

 

Issue 1 : when i connect tape drive to up port server get hang

Issue 2 : when i connect tape drive to down port tape drive didnt detect.

 

Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: SCSI Tape drive

You should see 3 external scsi ports.

2 on the right hand side in slot 3 (third from top - this is the smartarray controller), 1 on the left hand side (this is the built-in controller).

Connect the tape to the built-in controller.


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Torsten.

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Vengat
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Re: SCSI Tape drive

why smart array controller wont support scsi tape drive ?

  and 3 port showing " Automatic internal scsi temination " that port big size but my tape cable connecter is small one.

 

Torsten.
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Re: SCSI Tape drive

from manual:

Q: Does the Smart Array 6402 Series Controller support SCSI tape drives and CD-ROM drives?
A: No

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Vengat
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Re: SCSI Tape drive

Then Kindly advice me how do i connect tape drive in internal SCSI port, bcoz that port size is big my tape drive cable connector is small

Torsten.
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Re: SCSI Tape drive

You need a different scsi cable or a different scsi controller.

 

 

 

If you connect your tape drive to the same bus as the disks with the same scsi id as one of the disks, you hang the bus and the entire system. You don't see the tape drive, because it is not supported!

 

 


Hope this helps!
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