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Old 01-03-2009, 06:54 PM
"Mehdi Sarmadi"
 
Default Problem detecting HP Tape Drive

Hello

I do have problem using Linux with an external HP tape drive. The
server platform is also an HP Server; the server is an HP ML350 G4,
and the Tape drive is a HP Storage Works Ultrium 448 - 1U
Rack-mountable.

HP Ultrium documentation says two drivers should be automatically
up, sym53c8xx for LSI SCSI interface "st" for tape and /proc/scsi/scsi
should contain information about tape drive, e.g. SCSI ID. However
none of them happened in my case! (document: "UP LTO Ultrium 2-3 -
Unix Config Guide")

The SCSI adapter is an LSI53C1030. The system has another the same
adapter which is used for hard disk drives.

The interesting part is, the hard disk are detected and even OS
boots from them, but I can't make the tape drive work. Moreover, in
system boot up, LSI SCSI BIOS displays informations saying there is a
tape drive connected!

Any one has same experience, suggestion, comments or clues?

I've place a zip file here:
http://msarmadi.googlepages.com/report_files.zip which contains:

- dmesg
- lshal
- lsmod
- lspci -vv
- cat /proc/scsi/scsi > proc.scsi.scsi
- cat /proc/modules > proc.modules
- uname -a > uname

Also, below there are detailed information about devices and OS
config/log files.

===== System info:
Operating System: Redhat Enterprise Linux AS 5(the same thing happened
using CentOS 5.2)
Sever System: HP ML530 G4
SCSI Adapter: LSI 1030
Tape Drive: HP Storage Works Ultrium 448 - 1U Rack-mountable
SCSI Cable: P/N 313375002 Rev R (coming with tape drive)

*Note that, no other SCSI devices are connected to the cable.

===== Here is some parts of boot up messages on the screen of HP ML350 G4 ====
System BIOS D17 (14/04/2005)

...

MPTBIOS-5.05.18

...

Slot 3 HP Smart Array 6400 Controller (192MB, v.2.26) 1 Logic Drive Detected
1794-Slot 3 Drive Arraye - Array Accelerator Battery Charge low
Array Accelerator Posted-Write Cache is temporarilty Disabled
Array Accelerator batteries hace failed to charge and should be replaced


Slot 3 HP Smart Array 6400 EM Controller (192MB, v.2.26) 1 Logic Drive Detected
Tape or CD-ROM Drive(s) Detected:
SCSI Port 2: SCSI ID 1
1785-Slot 3 Drive Arraye Not Configured
No Drives Detected
...

[Followed by GRUB and Linux boot up]
=========================

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Old 01-03-2009, 07:29 PM
Rainer Duffner
 
Default Problem detecting HP Tape Drive

Am 03.01.2009 um 20:54 schrieb Mehdi Sarmadi:

> Hello
>
> I do have problem using Linux with an external HP tape drive. The
> server platform is also an HP Server; the server is an HP ML350 G4,
> and the Tape drive is a HP Storage Works Ultrium 448 - 1U
> Rack-mountable.


Tried hp_rescan ?
Maybe it's only for SAN-stuff, but maybe it also works in this case.


cheers,
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:03 PM
John R Pierce
 
Default Problem detecting HP Tape Drive

Mehdi Sarmadi wrote:
> HP Ultrium documentation says two drivers should be automatically
> up, sym53c8xx for LSI SCSI interface "st" for tape and /proc/scsi/scsi
> should contain information about tape drive, e.g. SCSI ID. However
> none of them happened in my case! (document: "UP LTO Ultrium 2-3 -
> Unix Config Guide")
>
> The SCSI adapter is an LSI53C1030. The system has another the same
> adapter which is used for hard disk drives.
>
> The interesting part is, the hard disk are detected and even OS
> boots from them, but I can't make the tape drive work. Moreover, in
> system boot up, LSI SCSI BIOS displays informations saying there is a
> tape drive connected!
>

the hard disk is apparently running on a CCISS HP SmartArray raid
controller of some sort, and is being seen as /dev/cciss/c0d0 . I'm
not sure these support tape. Now, if this is the sort of SmartArray
raid controller which takes over and manages the other SCSI channels,
maybe you have to go into the BIOS (or the SmartArray BIOS) and disable
this.

pertinent info from DMESG... I note the 53C1030 is seen as PCI device
02:03 and the CCISS is 0A:04


Fusion MPT base driver 3.04.02
Copyright (c) 1999-2005 LSI Logic Corporation
SCSI subsystem initialized
Fusion MPT SPI Host driver 3.04.02
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:03.0[A] -> GSI 24 (level, low) -> IRQ 193
mptbase: Initiating ioc0 bringup
ioc0: 53C1030: Capabilities={Initiator,Target}
scsi0 : ioc0: LSI53C1030, FwRev=01032700h, Ports=1, MaxQ=255, IRQ=193
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:03.1[b] -> GSI 25 (level, low) -> IRQ 201
mptbase: Initiating ioc1 bringup
ioc1: 53C1030: Capabilities={Initiator,Target}
scsi1 : ioc1: LSI53C1030, FwRev=01032700h, Ports=1, MaxQ=255, IRQ=201
HP CISS Driver (v 3.6.14-RH1)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:0a:04.0[A] -> GSI 72 (level, low) -> IRQ 209
cciss0: <0x46> at PCI 0000:0a:04.0 IRQ 209 using DAC
blocks= 286734240 block_size= 512
heads= 255, sectors= 32, cylinders= 35139

blocks= 286734240 block_size= 512
heads= 255, sectors= 32, cylinders= 35139

cciss/c0d0: p1 p2 < p5 p6 p7 > p3 p4

ah... looking at your LSPCI output...

02:03.0 SCSI storage controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic 53c1030
PCI-X Fusion-MPT Dual Ultra320 SCSI (rev 08)
Subsystem: Compaq Computer Corporation ProLiant ML 350

02:03.1 SCSI storage controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic 53c1030
PCI-X Fusion-MPT Dual Ultra320 SCSI (rev 08)
Subsystem: Compaq Computer Corporation ProLiant ML 350

0a:04.0 RAID bus controller: Compaq Computer Corporation Smart Array
64xx (rev 01)
Subsystem: Compaq Computer Corporation Smart Array 6400

0a:05.0 RAID bus controller: Compaq Computer Corporation Smart Array
64xx (rev 01)
Subsystem: Compaq Computer Corporation Smart Array 6400 EM


note those first two are two PCI Functions on the same PCI Slot
(actually, I believe that may be an onboard device), while the 2nd two
are two seperate SmartArray 6400 cards. I bet you plugged your tape
into a SmartArray port rather than a onboard(?) SCSI port. The PCI
addressing notation there like 02:03.0 is Bus:Slot.Function






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Old 01-03-2009, 08:04 PM
John Horne
 
Default Problem detecting HP Tape Drive

On Sat, 2009-01-03 at 23:24 +0330, Mehdi Sarmadi wrote:
>
> I do have problem using Linux with an external HP tape drive. The
> server platform is also an HP Server; the server is an HP ML350 G4,
> and the Tape drive is a HP Storage Works Ultrium 448 - 1U
> Rack-mountable.
>
Hi,

We used to run tape decks on all our HP servers via the cciss scsi
controller, but now only have one. For them we had to 'engage' the tape
deck before it became visible to the system. We modified
the /etc/rc.local file so that this would occur at each system boot.
Below is the script we used for this, you may well need to do something
similar:

test -f /proc/driver/cciss/cciss2 &&
echo 'engage scsi' >/proc/driver/cciss/cciss2 2>/dev/null




John.

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Old 01-04-2009, 04:16 AM
"Mehdi Sarmadi"
 
Default Problem detecting HP Tape Drive

Hello

I do have problem using Linux with an external HP tape drive. The
server platform is also an HP Server; the server is an HP ML350 G4,
and the Tape drive is a HP Storage Works Ultrium 448 - 1U Rack-
mountable.

HP Ultrium documentation says two drivers should be automatically up,
sym53c8xx for LSI SCSI interface "st" for tape and /proc/scsi/scsi
should contain information about tape drive, e.g. SCSI ID. However
none of them happened in my case! (document: "UP LTO Ultrium 2-3 -
Unix Config Guide")

The SCSI adapter is an LSI53C1030. The system has another the same
adapter which is used for hard disk drives.

The interesting part is, the hard disk are detected and even OS boots
from them, but I can't make the tape drive work. Moreover, in system
boot up, LSI SCSI BIOS displays information saying there is a tape
drive connected!

Any one has same experience, suggestion, comments or clues?

I've place a zip file here: http://msarmadi.googlepages.com/report_files.zip
which contains:

- dmesg
- lshal
- lsmod
- lspci -vv
- cat /proc/scsi/scsi > proc.scsi.scsi
- cat /proc/modules > proc.modules
- uname -a > uname

Also, below there are detailed information about devices and OS config/
log files.

===== System info:
Operating System: Redhat Enterprise Linux AS 5
Sever System: HP ML530 G4
SCSI Adapter: LSI 1030
Tape Drive: HP Storage Works Ultrium 448 - 1U Rack-mountable
SCSI Cable: P/N 313375002 Rev R (coming with tape drive)

*Note that, no other SCSI devices are connected to the cable.

===== Here is some parts of boot up messages on the screen of HP ML350
G4 ====
System BIOS D17 (14/04/2005)

...

MPTBIOS-5.05.18

...

Slot 3 HP Smart Array 6400 Controller (192MB, v.2.26) 1 Logic Drive
Detected
1794-Slot 3 Drive Arraye - Array Accelerator Battery Charge low
Array Accelerator Posted-Write Cache is temporarilty Disabled
Array Accelerator batteries hace failed to charge and should be
replaced

Slot 3 HP Smart Array 6400 EM Controller (192MB, v.2.26) 1 Logic Drive
Detected
Tape or CD-ROM Drive(s) Detected:
SCSI Port 2: SCSI ID 1
1785-Slot 3 Drive Arraye Not Configured
No Drives Detected
...

[Followed by GRUB and Linux boot up]
=========================

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Old 01-04-2009, 06:31 AM
"Mehdi Sarmadi"
 
Default Problem detecting HP Tape Drive

Dear All thanks for the replies

Rainer
That's a tape not a SAN, and there is no fiberchannel. Just an SCSI
tape attached to outside ports of an LSI SCSI adapter(a pci card).
Does that something to do with hp_rescan utility? Isn't hp_rescan only
for Emulex HBAs? If not, Where could I find the rpm or tgz package?

John R Pierce
I don't think that SCSI ports outside(behind) the server chasis be for
smart arrays? Are you sure?

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On Sat, Jan 3, 2009 at 11:59 PM, Rainer Duffner <rainer@ultra-secure.de> wrote:
>
> Am 03.01.2009 um 20:54 schrieb Mehdi Sarmadi:
>
>> Hello
>>
>> I do have problem using Linux with an external HP tape drive. The
>> server platform is also an HP Server; the server is an HP ML350 G4,
>> and the Tape drive is a HP Storage Works Ultrium 448 - 1U
>> Rack-mountable.
>
>
> Tried hp_rescan ?
> Maybe it's only for SAN-stuff, but maybe it also works in this case.
>
>
> cheers,
> Rainer
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Old 01-04-2009, 06:48 AM
John R Pierce
 
Default Problem detecting HP Tape Drive

Mehdi Sarmadi wrote:
> I don't think that SCSI ports outside(behind) the server chasis be for
> smart arrays? Are you sure?
>


its your server, I'm not familiar with that model, but your LSPCI lists
one dual port 53C1030 SCSI card, and 2 64xx SmartArray RAID cards. you
might have to open up the server to see whats what. note that LSPCI
can't really distinguish between whats on board vs on PCI cards.
SmartArray cards can have internal or external scsi ports, depending on
the card.

specs for the DL350 G4
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12009_na/12009_na.html
say... onboard dual u320 scsi (that would be the 53c1030), and optional
smartarray 641 (in PCI slot 3)... Ah, and farther down the page, it
says the 53c1030 onboard scsi, external scsi connector cabling is optional,

SCSI Connectors
Two internal HD68 connectors
(Support for either two internal, two external, or a mix of
internal/external is available. This is achieved using an internal
to external SCSI cable option kit,PN 159547-B22 or 333370-B21, and
either of the two SCSI knockouts.)


ah, the optional 641 array controller is internal only. but other model
64xx cards can have internal + external ports, these would be in a PCI
IO bay.

another silly question, did you terminate this external scsi chain? You
have to use a active LVD scsi terminator at end of the last device on
the scsi cable, this would be your tape drive.
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:00 AM
Rainer Duffner
 
Default Problem detecting HP Tape Drive

Am 04.01.2009 um 08:31 schrieb Mehdi Sarmadi:

> Dear All thanks for the replies
>
> Rainer
> That's a tape not a SAN, and there is no fiberchannel. Just an SCSI
> tape attached to outside ports of an LSI SCSI adapter(a pci card).
> Does that something to do with hp_rescan utility? Isn't hp_rescan only
> for Emulex HBAs? If not, Where could I find the rpm or tgz package?



It's part of their FC-HBA drivers.

Worth a try.


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Old 01-04-2009, 12:32 PM
Kay Diederichs
 
Default Problem detecting HP Tape Drive

Mehdi Sarmadi wrote:
> Hello
>
> I do have problem using Linux with an external HP tape drive. The
> server platform is also an HP Server; the server is an HP ML350 G4,
> and the Tape drive is a HP Storage Works Ultrium 448 - 1U
> Rack-mountable.
>
> HP Ultrium documentation says two drivers should be automatically
> up, sym53c8xx for LSI SCSI interface "st" for tape and /proc/scsi/scsi
> should contain information about tape drive, e.g. SCSI ID. However
> none of them happened in my case! (document: "UP LTO Ultrium 2-3 -
> Unix Config Guide")
>
> The SCSI adapter is an LSI53C1030. The system has another the same
> adapter which is used for hard disk drives.
>
> The interesting part is, the hard disk are detected and even OS
> boots from them, but I can't make the tape drive work. Moreover, in
> system boot up, LSI SCSI BIOS displays informations saying there is a
> tape drive connected!
>
> Any one has same experience, suggestion, comments or clues?
>
> I've place a zip file here:
> http://msarmadi.googlepages.com/report_files.zip which contains:
>
> - dmesg
> - lshal
> - lsmod
> - lspci -vv
> - cat /proc/scsi/scsi > proc.scsi.scsi
> - cat /proc/modules > proc.modules
> - uname -a > uname
>
> Also, below there are detailed information about devices and OS
> config/log files.
>
> ===== System info:
> Operating System: Redhat Enterprise Linux AS 5(the same thing happened
> using CentOS 5.2)
> Sever System: HP ML530 G4
> SCSI Adapter: LSI 1030
> Tape Drive: HP Storage Works Ultrium 448 - 1U Rack-mountable
> SCSI Cable: P/N 313375002 Rev R (coming with tape drive)
>
> *Note that, no other SCSI devices are connected to the cable.
>
> ===== Here is some parts of boot up messages on the screen of HP ML350 G4 ====
> System BIOS D17 (14/04/2005)
>
> ...
>
> MPTBIOS-5.05.18
>
> ...
>
> Slot 3 HP Smart Array 6400 Controller (192MB, v.2.26) 1 Logic Drive Detected
> 1794-Slot 3 Drive Arraye - Array Accelerator Battery Charge low
> Array Accelerator Posted-Write Cache is temporarilty Disabled
> Array Accelerator batteries hace failed to charge and should be replaced
>
>
> Slot 3 HP Smart Array 6400 EM Controller (192MB, v.2.26) 1 Logic Drive Detected
> Tape or CD-ROM Drive(s) Detected:
> SCSI Port 2: SCSI ID 1
> 1785-Slot 3 Drive Arraye Not Configured
> No Drives Detected
> ...
>
> [Followed by GRUB and Linux boot up]
> =========================
>
> --
> Mehdi Sarmadi

Mehdi,

did you install the "mt-st" RPM ? This lets you control your tape with
the mt utilities.

Knowledgebase articles that seem to be relevant for your case are e.g.
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-1235
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-7084

HTH,

Kay

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Old 01-04-2009, 02:39 PM
Tatu Salin
 
Default Problem detecting HP Tape Drive

Hello.

Have you tried

lsdev -C | grep rmt


> Date: Sun, 4 Jan 2009 08:46:53 +0330
> From: msarmadi@gmail.com
> To: redhat-list@redhat.com
> Subject: Problem detecting HP Tape Drive
>
> Hello
>
> I do have problem using Linux with an external HP tape drive. The
> server platform is also an HP Server; the server is an HP ML350 G4,
> and the Tape drive is a HP Storage Works Ultrium 448 - 1U Rack-
> mountable.
>
> HP Ultrium documentation says two drivers should be automatically up,
> sym53c8xx for LSI SCSI interface "st" for tape and /proc/scsi/scsi
> should contain information about tape drive, e.g. SCSI ID. However
> none of them happened in my case! (document: "UP LTO Ultrium 2-3 -
> Unix Config Guide")
>
> The SCSI adapter is an LSI53C1030. The system has another the same
> adapter which is used for hard disk drives.
>
> The interesting part is, the hard disk are detected and even OS boots
> from them, but I can't make the tape drive work. Moreover, in system
> boot up, LSI SCSI BIOS displays information saying there is a tape
> drive connected!
>
> Any one has same experience, suggestion, comments or clues?
>
> I've place a zip file here: http://msarmadi.googlepages.com/report_files.zip
> which contains:
>
> - dmesg
> - lshal
> - lsmod
> - lspci -vv
> - cat /proc/scsi/scsi > proc.scsi.scsi
> - cat /proc/modules > proc.modules
> - uname -a > uname
>
> Also, below there are detailed information about devices and OS config/
> log files.
>
> ===== System info:
> Operating System: Redhat Enterprise Linux AS 5
> Sever System: HP ML530 G4
> SCSI Adapter: LSI 1030
> Tape Drive: HP Storage Works Ultrium 448 - 1U Rack-mountable
> SCSI Cable: P/N 313375002 Rev R (coming with tape drive)
>
> *Note that, no other SCSI devices are connected to the cable.
>
> ===== Here is some parts of boot up messages on the screen of HP ML350
> G4 ====
> System BIOS D17 (14/04/2005)
>
> ...
>
> MPTBIOS-5.05.18
>
> ...
>
> Slot 3 HP Smart Array 6400 Controller (192MB, v.2.26) 1 Logic Drive
> Detected
> 1794-Slot 3 Drive Arraye - Array Accelerator Battery Charge low
> Array Accelerator Posted-Write Cache is temporarilty Disabled
> Array Accelerator batteries hace failed to charge and should be
> replaced
>
> Slot 3 HP Smart Array 6400 EM Controller (192MB, v.2.26) 1 Logic Drive
> Detected
> Tape or CD-ROM Drive(s) Detected:
> SCSI Port 2: SCSI ID 1
> 1785-Slot 3 Drive Arraye Not Configured
> No Drives Detected
> ...
>
> [Followed by GRUB and Linux boot up]
> =========================
>
> --
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>
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