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Unable to find the device file name of my tape

 

Unable to find the device file name of my tape

I expert,
I have just installed a new scsi card on my HP Proliant DL360 G3 server which is running red hat enterprise linux 5. And I have connect a external storageworks DAT72 scsi tape drive on this card.
During system boot I see my scsi card reference which for mean that my scsi card was recognize. Now I want to know if my tape drive was recognize too by the systems and if yes how can you see its device file name, and if no what can I do to make it recognize.

Thx in Advance.
10 REPLIES
John Poff
Honored Contributor

Re: Unable to find the device file name of my tape

Hi,

If you have the lsscsi package installed, you can run the 'lsscsi' command, which should show your tape device if the system recognizes it.

JP
Alzhy
Honored Contributor

Re: Unable to find the device file name of my tape

what does your:

ls -l /dev/*st*

return?


also :

cat /proc/scsi/scsi ?

Hakuna Matata.

Re: Unable to find the device file name of my tape

The result of:
- cat /proc/scsi/scsi is the following:

[root@localhost Desktop]# cat /proc/scsi/scsi

[root@localhost Desktop]#

- ls -l /dev/*st* is the following:
[root@localhost Desktop]# ls -l /dev/*st*

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 jan 6 17:47 /dev/stderr -> /proc/self/fd/2

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 jan 6 17:47 /dev/stdin -> /proc/self/fd/0

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 jan 6 17:47 /dev/stdout -> /proc/self/fd/1

crw------- 1 root root 4, 0 jan 6 17:47 /dev/systty

You have new mail in /var/spool/mail/root
Alzhy
Honored Contributor

Re: Unable to find the device file name of my tape

Your OS does not see your DAT72 drive.

"During system boot I see my scsi card reference which for mean that my scsi card was recognize"

Can you post snippet of those messages referring to your scsi card? What kind of SCSI card is it?

Hakuna Matata.

Re: Unable to find the device file name of my tape

When system booting before OS was load, I see
Slot 0 HP Smart Array 5i Controller (64MB,v2.58) 1logical drive


Slot 1 HP Smart Array 642 Controller (64MB, V2.84 ) 0 logical drive
Tape or CDROM-drive(s) Detected:
SCSCI Port1: SCSI ID 1
1785-Slot Drive Array Not Configured
No drive detected.


The Seconde controller is the controller about Iam talking and i have attached external tape on it.
Alzhy
Honored Contributor

Re: Unable to find the device file name of my tape

Then Sir - those messages ARE NOT even Linux messages.

what does your:

lspci
lsscsi

show?
Hakuna Matata.

Re: Unable to find the device file name of my tape

[root@localhost ~]# lsscsi

[root@localhost ~]#



[root@localhost ~]# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Broadcom CMIC-LE Host Bridge (GC-LE chipset) (rev 33)
00:00.1 Host bridge: Broadcom CMIC-LE Host Bridge (GC-LE chipset)
00:00.2 Host bridge: Broadcom CMIC-LE Host Bridge (GC-LE chipset)
00:03.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage XL (rev 27)
00:04.0 RAID bus controller: Compaq Computer Corporation Smart Array 5i/532 (rev 01)
00:05.0 System peripheral: Compaq Computer Corporation Integrated Lights Out Controller (rev 01)
00:05.2 System peripheral: Compaq Computer Corporation Integrated Lights Out Processor (rev 01)
00:0f.0 ISA bridge: Broadcom CSB5 South Bridge (rev 93)
00:0f.1 IDE interface: Broadcom CSB5 IDE Controller (rev 93)
00:0f.2 USB Controller: Broadcom OSB4/CSB5 OHCI USB Controller (rev 05)
00:0f.3 Host bridge: Broadcom CSB5 LPC bridge
00:11.0 Host bridge: Broadcom CIOB-X2 PCI-X I/O Bridge (rev 05)
00:11.2 Host bridge: Broadcom CIOB-X2 PCI-X I/O Bridge (rev 05)
01:01.0 RAID bus controller: Compaq Computer Corporation Smart Array 64xx (rev 01)
01:02.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5703X Gigabit Ethernet (rev 02)
04:02.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5703X Gigabit Ethernet (rev 02)
[root@localhost ~]#

Alzhy
Honored Contributor

Re: Unable to find the device file name of my tape

Then it is very likely you do not have the array controller drivers installed Sir.

Question though -- this seems to be a new install right? Did you happen to install the Proliant SUpport Pack which should include the driver for your DAT72 controller?
Hakuna Matata.

Re: Unable to find the device file name of my tape

Yes this is a new installation.
I have a CDROM labeled HP Proliant Firmware Maintenance is it this CDROM you talk about.
Alzhy
Honored Contributor

Re: Unable to find the device file name of my tape

No sir. If you google for PSP or Proliant Support Pack -- you will be enlightened sir.


But since it is Christmas, here: Pls READ and Peruse:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=110&prodSeriesId=348488&prodTypeId=329290&objectID=c01883347

Ye may want to try installing just the driver for now.
Hakuna Matata.