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Change Ultrium 200 to Ultrium 960

Oleg Mercader-Kashin
Frequent Advisor

Change Ultrium 200 to Ultrium 960

I'm planning to change my Ultrium200 tape driver to Ultrium960 tape driver but I can't understand if I have to change (buy) also a new SCSI card (what type?)for this tape driver.

I have:
Storage devices HW Path Interface
HP DVD-ROM 305 0/0/1/0.1.0 SCSI C896 Ultra Wide Single-Ended
HP 146 GMAP3147NC 140014 Mb 0/8/0/0.14.0 SCSI C1010 Ultra160 Wide LVD A6828-60101
HP 146 GST3146807LC 140014 Mb 0/8/0/0.12.0 SCSI C1010 Ultra160 Wide LVD A6828-60101
HP 73.4GMAS3735NC 70007 Mb 0/8/0/0.10.0 SCSI C1010 Ultra160 Wide LVD A6828-60101
HP 73.4GMAS3735NC 70007 Mb 0/8/0/0.8.0 SCSI C1010 Ultra160 Wide LVD A6828-60101
HP C1537A 0/0/2/1.0.0 SCSI C875 Fast Wide Single-Ended
HP 36.4GMAS3367NC 34732 Mb 0/0/2/0.2.0 SCSI C875 Ultra Wide Single-Ended
HP 73.4GATLAS10K3_73_SCA 70007 Mb 0/0/2/0.0.0 SCSI C875 Ultra Wide Single-Ended
HP 18.2GMAN3184MC 17366 Mb 0/0/1/1.2.0 SCSI C896 Ultra Wide Single-Ended
HP 73.4GATLAS10K3_73_SCA 70007 Mb 0/0/1/1.0.0 SCSI C896 Ultra Wide Single-Ended
HP Ultrium 1-SCSI 0/0/1/0.3.0 SCSI C896 Ultra Wide Single-Ended

I/O Interfaces
Class H/W Path Driver Description
lan 0/0/0/0 btlan3 HP PCI 10/100Base-TX Core
ext_bus 0/0/1/0 c720 SCSI C896 Ultra Wide Single-Ended
ext_bus 0/0/1/1 c720 SCSI C896 Ultra Wide Single-Ended
ext_bus 0/0/2/0 c720 SCSI C875 Ultra Wide Single-Ended
ext_bus 0/0/2/1 c720 SCSI C875 Fast Wide Single-Ended
tty 0/0/4/0 func0 PCI BaseSystem (103c128d)
tty 0/0/4/1 asio0 PCI Serial (103c1048)
ext_bus 0/8/0/0 c8xx SCSI C1010 Ultra160 Wide LVD A6828-60101


The server is a HP9000/800/L1500-5x

Any idea welcome!
best regards,
6 REPLIES
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Change Ultrium 200 to Ultrium 960

Oleg Mercader-Kashin
Frequent Advisor

Re: Change Ultrium 200 to Ultrium 960

Hi Steven,
Thanks, I see that my tape and DVD are on the same SCSI card:

ext_bus 0/0/1/0 c720 SCSI C896 Ultra Wide Single-Ended

HP Ultrium 1-SCSI 0/0/1/0.3.0 SCSI C896 Ultra Wide Single-Ended
HP DVD-ROM 305 0/0/1/0.1.0 SCSI C896 Ultra Wide Single-Ended

Well, I can't acces to your second link due to restricted acces(?) so I don't understand well the frase "recomended Ultrium320"(?). Does My L-class server could not manage the Ultrium 960?
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OMK

Josiah Henline
Valued Contributor

Re: Change Ultrium 200 to Ultrium 960

It means that you will not be able to utilize the 960 to its full potential. You may run into an i/o bottleneck due to a slower SCSI card.
If at first you don't succeed, read the man page.
Oleg Mercader-Kashin
Frequent Advisor

Re: Change Ultrium 200 to Ultrium 960

OK, if I understand well I have two real options(?):
1. use the same SCSI-2 card with a lost of speed;
2. buy a new SCSI-3 card (probably).

Of couse I have to upgrade a HW patch.
How can I know if I have a PCI slot for a SCSI-3 (without open the box :-))?
Does my HP-UX 11.0 has a driver for a Ultrium 960?

Thank you very much for your cooperation. It is appreciated.
Oleg Mercader-Kashin
Frequent Advisor

Re: Change Ultrium 200 to Ultrium 960

I opened this question basically due to two dubdts:
1. I have a very old HP 9000/800/L1500 server
2. I have HP-UX 11.0

Can I use the modern Ultrium 960 tape drive?
john Vick
Occasional Visitor

Re: Change Ultrium 200 to Ultrium 960

If you already have a A6828 (Ultra160) card, then I'd say there's a good chance that the Ultra320 card will fit - assuming there are enough slots free..

You are likely to need a SCSI and/or stape patch to add support for Ultrium960, unless you are up to date with all the latest patches.