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MSL6030, NS E-1200 Errors

Larry Bowers
Advisor

MSL6030, NS E-1200 Errors

I am stumped as each day we lose connectivity for our tape (MSL6030) that can only be resolved by a reboot. Lookng at the router I see all devices discovered properly. Backups seem to run fine as well. In the Windows 2003 server event log I see the following error:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Storage Agents
Event Category: Events
Event ID: 1193
Date: 11/15/2005
Time: 1:14:44 PM
User: N/A
Computer: BRLEXWS1
Description:
External Tape Drive Status Change. The tape drive at location "FCTC WWN 100000E00202C28C, SCSI bus 255, Target 255, Lun 1", has a new status of 5.
(Tape drive status values: 1=other, 2=ok, 3=degraded, 4=failed, 5=offline, 6=missingWasOk, 7=missingWasOffline)
[SNMP TRAP: 16023 in CPQFCA.MIB]
Data:
0000: 80 00 76 01 01 80 ff ff  .v.. ÿÿ
0008: 01 48 55 4c 34 44 30 32 .HUL4D02
0010: 37 36 39 00 00 00 00 00 769.....
0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0028: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0030: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0038: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0040: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0048: 00 00 48 50 20 55 4c 54 ..HP ULT
0050: 52 49 55 4d 34 36 30 20 RIUM460
0058: 44 52 56 00 00 00 00 00 DRV.....
0060: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0068: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0070: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0078: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0080: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0088: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0090: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0098: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
00a0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
00a8: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
00b0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
00b8: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
00c0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
00c8: 00 00 00 46 35 39 57 00 ...F59W.
00d0: 00 00 00 00 01 00 35 05 ......5.
00d8: 05 01 00 04 ff ff ff ff ....ÿÿÿÿ
00e0: 01 00 31 30 30 30 30 30 ..100000
00e8: 45 30 30 32 30 32 43 32 E00202C2
00f0: 38 43 00 02 46 43 54 43 8C..FCTC
00f8: 20 57 57 4e 20 31 30 30 WWN 100
0100: 30 30 30 45 30 30 32 30 000E0020
0108: 32 43 32 38 43 2c 20 53 2C28C, S
0110: 43 53 49 20 62 75 73 20 CSI bus
0118: 32 35 35 2c 20 54 61 72 255, Tar
0120: 67 65 74 20 32 35 35 2c get 255,
0128: 20 4c 75 6e 20 31 00 00 Lun 1..
0130: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0138: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0140: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0148: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0150: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0158: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0160: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0168: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0170: 00 00 00 00 00 01 ff 01 ......ÿ.
0178: 01 04 00 00 34 00 00 00 ....4...
0180: 00 00 00 00 01 80 00 00 ..... ..
0188: ff 00 00 00 ff 00 00 00 ÿ...ÿ...
0190: 01 00 00 00 a9 04 35 84 ....©.5Â
0198: 07 00 01 00 01 00 ff 00 ......ÿ.
01a0: 00 00 c0 e6 25 00 76 01 ..à æ%.v.
01a8: 80 00 d2 00 ff ff ff ff  .à .ÿÿÿÿ
01b0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
01b8: f0 00 02 00 03 00 d3 00 ð.....à .
01c0: 81 80 01 00 01 00 01 00 Â Â ......
01c8: 01 00 04 00 00 00 02 00 ........
01d0: 03 00 04 00 02 00 01 00 ........
01d8: 01 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 ........
01e0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
01e8: 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 00 ........
01f0: 40 eb 25 00 75 01 @ë%.u.

I have also attached a log file from the E1200 for review as there are numerous bus errors. Hopefully someone out there can provide a little insight

Larry B
4 REPLIES
Marino Meloni_1
Honored Contributor

Re: MSL6030, NS E-1200 Errors

I had a look at the nsr log, and first, you need to upgrade your firmware
second, the HTH error is a low level error on the parallel scsi bus usually caused by bad cable or terminator.
Larry Bowers
Advisor

Re: MSL6030, NS E-1200 Errors

Will update firmware tonight and check cables first thing in the AM. Thanks
Larry Bowers
Advisor

Re: MSL6030, NS E-1200 Errors

Marino,

I did update the firmware last night before I left but also enabled persistent binding on all servers and HBA cards. Not only has this stabilized the system but backups are now running much, much faster. If it fails again I will look at SCSI and or fiber cables as the possible culprit. Thank you
Larry Bowers
Advisor

Re: MSL6030, NS E-1200 Errors

Thanks everyone