Tape Libraries and Drives
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

How to find NSR IP addresses

Whitehorse_1
Frequent Advisor

How to find NSR IP addresses

Admins,

We have a HP Surestore 20/700 tape library and was configured a long before. How can I find, how many NSRs connected to this library and what are all the IP addresses of each NSR.

-- Regds, WH
Reading is a good course medicine for deep sleep !!
3 REPLIES
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: How to find NSR IP addresses

There is no general advise, because there are many different SCSI-FC converters possible in use.
open the door and have a look!

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

__________________________________________________
There are only 10 types of people in the world -
those who understand binary, and those who don't.

__________________________________________________
No support by private messages. Please ask the forum!

If you feel this was helpful please click the KUDOS! thumb below!   
Ralf Loehmann_2
Valued Contributor

Re: How to find NSR IP addresses

Hi,

you might find useful information here about 2/1 or the 2/1 Bridge for the old Surestore 20/700.
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Home.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=&prodSeriesId=34104&prodTypeId=12169

It also could be possible that you have this bridges in a special form as an Interface Manager A6356A, check here:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Home.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=&prodSeriesId=72875&prodTypeId=18964

You might check the HP Surestore Interface Manager Installation and Service Guide, how to connect to the serial interface to get to that information. Another resource would be an HP onsite engineer, even the product is not longer supported. They still might know how to get into the box and how to reset the passwords, if needed.
Regards,
Ralf.
Curtis Ballard
Honored Contributor

Re: How to find NSR IP addresses

The 20/700 would never have been configured with the newer style interface controllers or an Interface Manager. It most likely has the old 2/1 router connected.

The best way I know of to find the IP address is to connect a serial cable to the router. A method I've used that isn't as easy but has always worked is to use a system on the same subnet and send a broadcast ping. I prefer to disconnect the device I'm trying to discover and build my own mini network before doing that to limit the results. In the worst case where a device didn't respond to a broadcast ping I had to write a script to walk the subnet but that shouldn't be necessary.

There are also quite a few network discovery applications that will map out the devices it finds on a subnet but I can't offer any recommendations there as I don't have one I use.