Storage Boards Cleanup
To make it easier to find information about HPE Storage products and solutions, we are doing spring cleaning. This includes consolidation of some older boards, and a simpler structure that more accurately reflects how people use HPE Storage.
Tape Libraries and Drives
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Storagetek T9840 tape drive on HPUX

Mikula Oliver
Occasional Visitor

Storagetek T9840 tape drive on HPUX

Have anybody knowledges how to install STK tape drive T9840 on HPUX 11.00 thru FC?
8 REPLIES
Tom Geudens
Honored Contributor

Re: Storagetek T9840 tape drive on HPUX

Hi,
I'll need a little more information.
I presume this drive is not "standalone". What type of robotic-library is it part of ?
The 9840A type is FC-AL (not fabric aware) only, not FC-SW. The 9840B type is FC-SW (fabric aware). What was your intention for connection ? Point-to-Point / SAN / Other ?
What kind of software are you going to use ? Veritas Netbackup (for example) "recognises" and has a toolkit for the 9840B drive.

Hope I'm not boring you with these questions :-)

Regards,
Tom
A life ? Cool ! Where can I download one of those from ?
Leif Halvarsson_2
Honored Contributor

Re: Storagetek T9840 tape drive on HPUX

Hi
I suppose T9840 is the same as STK9840.

I found this in the OmniBack 4.1 support matrix. STK9840 is supporten for OmniBack with "referenced support". This is explained below:


refers to full Hewlett-Packard support.
refers to ???Referenced Support???.
Referenced Support incorporates full Hewlett-Packard support for Omniback II. However,
for any device related issues, please contact the corresponding product vendor first:
??? Exabyte: 1-800-393-2983 (USA) or 0800-3922-983 (Germany)
??? ATL: 1-949-477-7924 (USA) or 44-1256-818-300 (United Kingdom)
??? StorageTek: 1-800-525-0369 (USA)
Leif Halvarsson_2
Honored Contributor

Re: Storagetek T9840 tape drive on HPUX

Hi

I forgot to say, this is for HP-UX.
Telia BackOffice
Valued Contributor

Re: Storagetek T9840 tape drive on HPUX

ioscan -funC fc

to check you fc...

You then have to zone you tape on the SAN just as you would a disk.

then:
ioscan
ioscan -funC tape
insf -e

if you are able to see the new tape device then test it with.

fcmsutil /dev/td0 get remote all
fcmsutil /dev/td0 test N_Port_id

BR,
Jannik
Mikula Oliver
Occasional Visitor

Re: Storagetek T9840 tape drive on HPUX

Hi Tom,

additional informations:

Server K580
drive : now standalone, will be in STK9710 together with Sdlt 220 an DLT7000
drive model: T9840A
connection type point-to-point
Sw Legato Networker 6.0.2

After ioscan system is going to panic
>
> fcpbh: Taking the following device offline because its
> AL-PA is not same as its hard address
> AL-PA = 0x01 (corresponding loop id = 0x7d)
> Hard address = 0x00
>
> SYSTEM PANIC
>

Leif Halvarsson_2
Honored Contributor

Re: Storagetek T9840 tape drive on HPUX

Hi
I don??t think this needs to be a "compatiblity" problem, rather a FC adressing problem. I am not an expert here but I had a similar problem with a FC library. This was by default configured for soft adressing, I had to set the adress hard to get it working. Is there anything about this in tke documentation for the device.
Tom Geudens
Honored Contributor

Re: Storagetek T9840 tape drive on HPUX

Hi,
Leif is 100% right. Get those STK guys on site (you cannot set the drive yourself ... or at least you shouldn't ;-) and have them set a hard AL-PA address in the drive. It's one of the options. On the server (have them do this as well ... make sure they send an HP-UX specialist) you'll need the fcmsutil command with the replace_dsk (strange but true) option. Example :
fcmsutil /dev/td2 replace_dsk 0xe2
Where E2 is the AL-PA address that was set in the drive.

Hope this helps,
Tom

A life ? Cool ! Where can I download one of those from ?
Andreas Greibahn
Frequent Advisor

Re: Storagetek T9840 tape drive on HPUX

Mikula

You may wish to ask Storagetek whether a fibre 9840 can be installed into a 9710 library. You may get a shock!!

Andreas