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DL380 G4 and storageworks1/8 tape autoloader 232

Raymond Todo
Occasional Advisor

DL380 G4 and storageworks1/8 tape autoloader 232

Hi guys,
Excuse my english, i am french guy.
I have some problem and i need help.
We have HP Proliant DL380 G4 server runnig Windows 2000 advanced server, i connect on the VHDCI port rear on the server an HP storageworks 1/8 tape autoloader 232 but the OS does not discover the autoloader. Autoloader and the server are new brand.
There is something have i not done?
Please advise me.
Regards
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Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: DL380 G4 and storageworks1/8 tape autoloader 232

The internal Smart Array does not support the Autoloader, only the Tape Drive so you will NOT see the autoloader. You will need to get a secondary SCSI HBA.


Steven
Steven Clementi
HP Master ASE, Storage and Clustering
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Samnang
Advisor

Re: DL380 G4 and storageworks1/8 tape autoloader 232

Hi rtodo,
I want to know about this too, because i got this thread also.

Hi all,

Could you provide the part number number of HBA that Autoloader can be attached..

thanks
Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: DL380 G4 and storageworks1/8 tape autoloader 232

HP suggests the....


64-Bit/133-MHz Single Channel Ultra320 SCSI HBA G2 374654-B21

For the DL380 G4 ans an Autoloader 1/8.

(from the quickspecs... " http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12028_na/12028_na.html#Options " )


Steven
Steven Clementi
HP Master ASE, Storage and Clustering
MCSE (NT 4.0, W2K, W2K3)
VCP (ESX2, Vi3, vSphere4, vSphere5)
RHCE
NPP3 (Nutanix Platform Professional)
Raymond Todo
Occasional Advisor

Re: DL380 G4 and storageworks1/8 tape autoloader 232

Thank you everyboby,
I think you are right, i read some documentations on the server DL380 G4 and HP recommanded this HBA. But in the user guide of the autoloader, i discover that we need HBA ultra 160 LVD/SE.
What do you think about this?
Best ragards
Raymond Todo
Occasional Advisor

Re: DL380 G4 and storageworks1/8 tape autoloader 232

Hi i am back,
I think the HBA Ultra 320 is recommended for autoloader 960. Below the link of Quickspecs of the autoloader:

http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/11841_div/11841_div.html

Best regards
jpc0sta
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL380 G4 and storageworks1/8 tape autoloader 232

Hi,

I also have a similar problem.
My ultium 960 1/8 autoloader gets picked up by the OS/HP tape and library tool/backupexec as a stand alone drive "HP LTO Ultrium 3 drive".
I've already plugged it to another raid controller (smart array 6400 raid controller) but I get the same result.

Any ideas anyone?
Could the autoloader be faulty?

Thanks

Paulo
Curtis Ballard
Honored Contributor

Re: DL380 G4 and storageworks1/8 tape autoloader 232

For the similar problem posting - No the autoloader is not faulty if you attach it to a SmartArray controller and can not find the library LUN.

SmartArray controllers do not support tape libraries at this time and a full SCSI controller is required.
jpc0sta
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL380 G4 and storageworks1/8 tape autoloader 232

Thanks Curtis.

Paulo
Destafford
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL380 G4 and storageworks1/8 tape autoloader 232

Would the following raid controller

64-Bit/133-MHz Single Channel Ultra320 SCSI HBA G2 374654-B21

ok to use with the 448 autoloader, i know it says Ultra160 SCSI LVD/SE on the autoloader spec but is the Ultra320 SCSI LVD/SE a better unit?
Curtis Ballard
Honored Contributor

Re: DL380 G4 and storageworks1/8 tape autoloader 232

Yes the Ultra 320 HBA can be used with the Ultrium 448 drive autoloaders. The Ultra 160 is the minimum required. Ultra 320 has bandwidth to spare.