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L20/700 with Solaris 8

Bosco Tsang
Valued Contributor

L20/700 with Solaris 8

We are trying to connect L20/700 with Solaris 8 machine via Fibre-Bridge. From Solaris 8's dev/rmt directory, it can see the devices and their corresponding WWN. However, when we try to access it (via mt command), it reports no such device. Anyone has an idea of what happen here?
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Ted Ellis_2
Honored Contributor

Re: L20/700 with Solaris 8

what if you scan the server for tape drives... does it report anything there?
Bosco Tsang
Valued Contributor

Re: L20/700 with Solaris 8

If I scan the tape drive via prtdiag on Solaris, it will not report the drives, as it's going thru FC via 2 HP FC-Bridges. However, If I go into /dev/rmt and list it, I can see the device with the WWN. This means at least it can get the WWN of each tape drive, via FC-Bridge, back. But I cannot access the device. Any idea?
Bosco Tsang
Valued Contributor

Re: L20/700 with Solaris 8

Not sure if it will matter, but when I dig for the solution, I've from matrix and online manual that Bridge FC 4/1 HV (A4688A) will only support 20/700 with DLT & 9800 drives, while Bridge FC 2/1 LV (A4689A) will support 20/700 with LTO drives. We are having FC 4/1 HV and our drives are LTO. Anyone know if this will cause the problem?