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EFI SAS tape not listed

Hello everyone,

 

I was wondering if anyone could steer me toward a solution.

 

I've made some Ignite-UX tape backups (make_tape_recovery...) and would like to boot them directly

(boot from tape) but this tape device is not listed in the EFI Boot Configuration entries.

 

SERVER(S):    RX6600

OS:    HP-UX 11i V3

Local Tape Drive:    Ultrium 3000 LTO-5 (SAS)

HBA:    HP SC44Ge

 

 

Here are my ioscans, the Ultrium 5-SCSI is connected locally...

 

HP_TEST_DB_01:/# ioscan -C tape
H/W Path  Class                                           Description
=====================================================================
0/2/1/0.12.1.255.0.0.0                                   tape                HP      Ultrium 4-SCSI
0/2/1/0.12.2.255.0.0.0                                   tape                HP      Ultrium 4-SCSI
0/6/0/0/0/0/1/0/0/0.0.0.0.0                                          tape    HP      Ultrium 5-SCSI


HP_TEST_DB_01:/# ioscan -fnNC tape
Class     I  H/W Path  Driver S/W State   H/W Type     Description
===================================================================
tape     11  64000/0xfa00/0x1a  estape   CLAIMED     DEVICE       HP      Ultrium 4-SCSI
                      /dev/rtape/tape11_BEST    /dev/rtape/tape11_BESTb   /dev/rtape/tape11_BESTn   /dev/rtape/tape11_BESTnb
tape     12  64000/0xfa00/0x1b  estape   CLAIMED     DEVICE       HP      Ultrium 4-SCSI
                      /dev/rtape/tape12_BEST    /dev/rtape/tape12_BESTb   /dev/rtape/tape12_BESTn   /dev/rtape/tape12_BESTnb
tape     14  64000/0xfa00/0x29  estape   CLAIMED     DEVICE       HP      Ultrium 5-SCSI
                      /dev/rtape/tape14_BEST    /dev/rtape/tape14_BESTb   /dev/rtape/tape14_BESTn   /dev/rtape/tape14_BESTnb

 

 

 

Here is the reconnect -r output...

 

HP PCI-X 1Port 4Gb Fibre Channel Adapter (driver 2.20, firmware 5.03.002)  
HP PCI-X 1Port 4Gb Fibre Channel Adapter (driver 2.20, firmware 5.03.002)  

SAS Controller Driver Version: 03.05.01 Firmware Version: 01.23.43
ReconnectController(0,0,0) : Status = Success

 

 

 

Here is the map -r output...

 

Shell> map -r
Device mapping table
  fs0  : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,400)/Pci(1|0)/Scsi(Pun7,Lun0)/HD(Part1,Sig5EAD36C0-85C5-11DD-8000-D6217B60E588)
  fs1  : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,400)/Pci(1|0)/Scsi(Pun7,Lun0)/HD(Part3,Sig5EAD371A-85C5-11DD-8000-D6217B60E588)
  blk0 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,0)/Pci(2|1)/Usb(0, 0)
  blk1 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,400)/Pci(1|0)/Scsi(Pun7,Lun0)
  blk2 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,400)/Pci(1|0)/Scsi(Pun7,Lun0)/HD(Part1,Sig5EAD36C0-85C5-11DD-8000-D6217B60E588)
  blk3 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,400)/Pci(1|0)/Scsi(Pun7,Lun0)/HD(Part2,Sig5EAD3706-85C5-11DD-8000-D6217B60E588)
  blk4 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,400)/Pci(1|0)/Scsi(Pun7,Lun0)/HD(Part3,Sig5EAD371A-85C5-11DD-8000-D6217B60E588)

 

 

 

Here is my EFI menu -> Boot Configuration -> Add Boot Entry...

 

                   EFI Boot Manager ver 2.00 [14.62] 

OS might use only the primary console set via boot manager or conconfig command
 /----------------------------------\          /----------------------------------\ 

                                                          |       System Overview        |

|              Boot Menu             |          |   hp server rx6600            |                                                                  

  /-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------\   

 |                          File System Explore                                                                                        

 <IA64_EFI [Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,400)/Pci(1|0)/Scsi(Pun7,Lun0)/HD(Par... |

 <IA64_EFI [Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,400)/Pci(1|0)/Scsi(Pun7,Lun0)/HD(Par... | 

 Removable Media Boot [Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,0)/Pci(2|1)/Usb(0, 0)]      |

 Load File [EFI Shell [Built-in]] 

 Load File [Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,100)/Pci(1|0)/Mac(001A4B07EE04)]       |

 Load File [Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,100)/Pci(1|1)/Mac(001A4B07EE05)]       | 

 Load File [Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,100)/Pci(2|0)/Mac(001A4B07EED6)]       |
 Load File [Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,100)/Pci(2|1)/Mac(001A4B07EED7)]       |
 Load File [Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,400)/Pci(2|0)/Mac(001A4B087766)]       |
 Load File [Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,400)/Pci(2|1)/Mac(001A4B087767)]       |
 \-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------/

 

 

Any help would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!!

 

Thank you,

Rick

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Re: EFI SAS tape not listed

Hello,

not sure why this was moved to Ignite-UX?

The problem I'm having is my SAS Ultrium 3000 tape drive is not available in EFI

 

Thanks

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Re: EFI SAS tape not listed

I never worked with SAS tape drives connected to Integrity servers so far, but I would try the "two-step" procedure (booting from DVD, point to the tape archive) now.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Re: EFI SAS tape not listed

Thank you for the respnse!!

 

I'll try the 2-step process (make_media_install...)

and give it a go this afternoon and let you know.

 

Thanks again,

Rick

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Re: EFI SAS tape not listed

OK looks good,

 

I created the CD (just over 500 megs) and it booted.

 

For Reference in case anyone wants to know:

 

# ./make_media_install -r B.11.31 -m /tmp/iso_recovery

 

We only have DVD ROM, so the last burn part errors, but the iso file is made (/tmp/iso_recovery/image.iso).

 

Here is it booting...

 

 

Loading.: Internal Bootable DVD

Searching for devices

HP PCI-X 1Port 4Gb Fibre Channel Adapter (driver 2.20, firmware 5.03.002)

HP PCI-X 1Port 4Gb Fibre Channel Adapter (driver 2.20, firmware 5.03.002)

SAS Controller Driver Version: 03.05.01 Firmware Version: 01.23.43

ERROR: Cannot initialize Device

Starting: Internal Bootable DVD

(C) Copyright 1999-2010 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

All rights reserved

HP-UX Boot Loader for IPF -- Revision 2.042

Press Any Key to interrupt Autoboot

\EFI\BOOT\AUTO ==> boot :IINSTALL

Seconds left till autoboot - 0

AUTOBOOTING...> System Memory = 12257 MB

loading section 0

 

 

and the Ignite-UX menu comes up...

 

Welcome to Ignite-UX!

Use the <tab> key to navigate between fields, and the arrow keys

within fields. Use the <return/enter> key to select an item.

Use the <return/enter> or <space-bar> to pop-up a choices list. If the

menus are not clear, select the "Help" item for more information.

Hardware Summary: System Model: ia64 hp server rx6600

+----------------------+---------------+--------------------+[ Scan Again ]

| Disks: 4 ( 209.0GB)| Floppies: 0 | LAN cards: 6 |

| CD/DVDs: 1 | Tapes: 3 | Memory: 12257Mb |

| Graphics Ports: 0 | IO Buses: 8 | CPUs: 4 |[ H/W Details ]

+----------------------+---------------+--------------------+

[ Install HP-UX ]

[ Run an Expert Recovery Shell ]

[ Advanced Options ]

 

[ Reboot ] [ Help ]

 

I see the tape drives are listed in the Ignite-UX hardware summary so I'll assume

it should work, I have no desire to wipe the current system out just to test :-)

 

 

The 2-step is a good solution for now,

THANK YOU