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MSL 5060 with one drive?

C.I.S
Frequent Advisor

MSL 5060 with one drive?

I have an MSL 5060 with two LTO-1 drives. Drive-1 failed. The MSL is connected to SAN via e1200 NSR. Terminating upper library controller port then connecting the lower one to drive0, drive0 to port-0 on the NSR then terminating drive-1 port on the NSR. The problem is: when checking discovery status on the NSR, the library and tape drive show down status. Any advice please?
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Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: MSL 5060 with one drive?

Better to connect like this:

NSR port (1 or 2 - up to you) -> Lib controller -> Drive 1 -> terminator.

You can leave the other NSR port open.

Check discover menu. Check mapping menu.
You can clear and fill the map. Mapping is getting active, if you press the "activate" link. No need to do this while testing.

You may also try different cables ( I saw connection problems just yesterday on that kind of box).

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Srikanth.D
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Re: MSL 5060 with one drive?

Yes it can be done....the above answer should be perfect.
Checking the Mapping, and doing a discovery...

C.I.S
Frequent Advisor

Re: MSL 5060 with one drive?

Would you please verify the chaining that i made if it is correct as shown in the attached photo? Thanks.
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: MSL 5060 with one drive?

Looks pretty good!

May I buy this piece of art?

How about the discovery results?

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Torsten.
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Re: MSL 5060 with one drive?

Just to be safe - before changing anything, make a backup of the NSR config.
You will find this in the web page or simply ftp to the NSR, change mode to "bin" and

get myconfig.cfg

(you can name the file here whatever you want - but it must have the suffix .cfg)

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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C.I.S
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Re: MSL 5060 with one drive?

I did replace the chaining cables + terminators but still having the same problem. Please find the discovery result (shows the NSR and the two VA7410 storage devices):

Perform Discovery on all Ports and Buses:

FC PORT 0 DEVICES

Port Device Type State D_ID Map Count Node Name Port Name LUN ID Device Description Serial No.
0 DISK UP 0x010600 0 50:06:0B:00:00:15:32:C3 50:06:0B:00:00:19:BC:D4 0 HP A6218A A100 00DEH43034J2
0 DISK UP 0x020100 0 50:06:0B:00:00:15:32:D5 50:06:0B:00:00:19:C8:EE 0 HP A6218A A140 00DEH43034J3

SCSI BUS 0 DEVICES

There are no devices attached to this port at this time.

SCSI BUS 1 DEVICES

Bus Tgt Lun Type Status Xrate Speed Offset Width Flags IDP Maps Device Description Serial No.
1 0 0 TAPE DOWN -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 Not Availabl

VIRTUAL DEVICES

Type State Map Cnt LUN ID Device Description Serial No.
CTLR UP 0 0 COMPAQ NS ROUTER E1200 262673-001_P