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MSL2024 Ultrium 960FC Tape Library not see after system reboot

Louann Duchemin
Regular Advisor

MSL2024 Ultrium 960FC Tape Library not see after system reboot

I have recently installed the MSL2024. this tape unit connects to the SAN Switch using Fibre. I just rebooted my system for the first time since the install and I can not see the tape drives. I ended up doing IO find_wwid and then IO auto in Sysman inoder for the node to see the drives.

My system is an ES40 OpenVMS7.3-2. Why did this happen?
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Danny Petterson - DK
Trusted Contributor

Re: MSL2024 Ultrium 960FC Tape Library not see after system reboot

Hi!

I dont know much about VMS, but is the library and the VMS-box both visible on the switch?

Yours
Danny
Glen Harris
Advisor

Re: MSL2024 Ultrium 960FC Tape Library not see after system reboot

Have you rebooting the SAN's NSR?
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: MSL2024 Ultrium 960FC Tape Library not see after system reboot

Does the MSL2024 have a NSR?
No.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Glen Harris
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Re: MSL2024 Ultrium 960FC Tape Library not see after system reboot

The NSR is not on the library....it is part of the SAN enabling all the other SAN-zoned computers to see the library and tape drives.
Curtis Ballard
Honored Contributor

Re: MSL2024 Ultrium 960FC Tape Library not see after system reboot

MSL2024's are almost never used with an NSR. There is one configuration where an NSR can be used but I wouldn't recommend it. This case appears to be a fibre channel library which would be connected directly to the SAN.
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: MSL2024 Ultrium 960FC Tape Library not see after system reboot

I guess there is no NSR involved at all.

@Glenn - do you already know this:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/CoreRedirect.jsp?redirectReason=DocIndexPDF&prodSeriesId=1809913&targetPage=http%3A%2F%2Fbizsupport.austin.hp.com%2Fbc%2Fdocs%2Fsupport%2FSupportManual%2Fc00680316%2Fc00680316.pdf

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Louann Duchemin
Regular Advisor

Re: MSL2024 Ultrium 960FC Tape Library not see after system reboot

The response above mentions a WEB page. I'm not able to connect. It states that the page in nonexistence.
Curtis Ballard
Honored Contributor

Re: MSL2024 Ultrium 960FC Tape Library not see after system reboot

The link didn't post right. Try this one. It's just the 2024 Fibre Channel Addendum which you probably received with the library.
http://bizsupport.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00680316/c00680316.pdf
Louann Duchemin
Regular Advisor

Re: MSL2024 Ultrium 960FC Tape Library not see after system reboot

I've just print the document, and will review. In the meantime, when we first went to fibre channel disks, we had to run the WWIDMGR setup in order to see the system disk. Do you know if the same thing needs to be done for these type of tape drives to be seen?
Curtis Ballard
Honored Contributor

Re: MSL2024 Ultrium 960FC Tape Library not see after system reboot

Unfortunately there is very little OpenVMS knowledge in the lab where this product is built so we aren't able to say much about how to use it with OpenVMS. Products are sent to the OpenVMS team which qualifies them but they don't provide any documentation on how the libraries should be used with OpenVMS so there isn't anything OpenVMS specific in our documentation. You may get better answers if you repost your question in a VMS forum.
Carl Bennett
Advisor

Re: MSL2024 Ultrium 960FC Tape Library not see after system reboot

Usually when you are setting up fiber libraries, you have to do an MC SYSMAN IO FIND before you can run the MC SYSMAN IO AUTO command.

Once you've run these once, you don't need to run them again, the WWID's register and your library will persist after a reboot.
Louann Duchemin
Regular Advisor

Re: MSL2024 Ultrium 960FC Tape Library not see after system reboot

what was discovered is the file attributes were incorrect on the Sys$devices.dat file. Once this was corrected, the tape drives were see after a boot.

Thanks all.