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HP Tape device is detected as Disk device type in solaris machine.

Hi All,

Need one hep from all experts here.

one of tape drive from HP ESL library is connected to Solaris server and it is detecting as Disk device  not as tape device.

actaully it should be tape devices as it is physical tape drive.

Pos  Port_ID Hard_Addr Port WWN         Node WWN         Type
0    150200  0         2001001321443ed4 2000001321443ed4 0x1  (Tape device)
1    150300  0         2004001321443ed4 2003001321443ed4 0x0  (Disk device)
2    158500  0         200d001321443102 200c001321443102 0x1  (Tape device)
 

cfgadm O/P:-

c8::2004001321443ed4           unavailable  connected    configured   unknown

 

need experts suggestions here what can be done to get this done. or anyone faced this kind of issue.

 

Thanks

Mahesh

 

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Thanks Marianne for

Thanks Marianne for information.

 

Issue is resolved. problem was with the host HBA mapping on HP Library end. We have mapped the host HBA and issue resolved.

 

/>show host name all

Host information:
Host #  WW Node Name        WW Port Name        Mapped  Current Name(Alias)
------  ------------------  ------------------  ------  --------------------
1       100000051e36551e    21fd00051e36551e    yes      21fd00051e36551e
2       100000051e36555c    21fd00051e36555c    yes      21fd00051e36555c

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Have you checked Hardware

Have you checked Hardware Compatibility from HP and Solaris perspective?

What is make/model of the tape drive?
What is Solaris version and patch level?

Check Solaris st driver to see if it contains drivers for your tape drive.
e.g. if some type of LTO/Ultrium, do the following:

# cd /kernel/drv/sparcv9

 # strings st |grep -i ultrium

Check output to see if your make/model is listed.

If not, check Oracle web site for updated st kernel patch that supports your tape drive.

Check OS requirements with HP as well. They may be able to provide st.conf entries.

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Accepted Solution!

Thanks Marianne for

Thanks Marianne for information.

 

Issue is resolved. problem was with the host HBA mapping on HP Library end. We have mapped the host HBA and issue resolved.

 

/>show host name all

Host information:
Host #  WW Node Name        WW Port Name        Mapped  Current Name(Alias)
------  ------------------  ------------------  ------  --------------------
1       100000051e36551e    21fd00051e36551e    yes      21fd00051e36551e
2       100000051e36555c    21fd00051e36555c    yes      21fd00051e36555c

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