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    Hello all,

    I am trying to get TSM 5.2 installed on a Suse SLES8 server and am about to soil myself looking for documentation regarding the IBM device drivers. The kernel version is 2.4.19-4GB and so far everything seems to be working fine, I just can't get the internal DDS4 drive online so that I can migrate data off of my disk storage pool. I'm more than happy to RTFM if I can find one that lays it out...



    Thanks in advance!



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    Hi,

    problem with TSM under Linux is that you have to obey the kernel levels ...

    Supported kernel versions for SLES 8 are

    SLES8, SP3/x86 2.4.21-203-default, 2.4.21-203smp or

    SLES8, SP3/x86 2.4.21-169-default, 2.4.21-169smp

    When you have another level - TSM device drivers refuse to load



    What you have to do:

    1) update your kernel level

    2) update lb.conf and mt.conf files based on /proc/scsi/scsi information

    3) run tsmscsi utility (default path /iot/tivoli/tsm/devices/bin/tsmscsi) - devices /dev/tsmscsi/lb<number> and /dev/tsmscsi/mt<number> will be created

    4) define drives in TSM

    5) define paths in TSM



    This worked for me under SuSE SLES 8 with DDS2 and DDS3 - I am pretty sure DDS4 is no difference



    Hope it helps



    Harry

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    Hey,

    Thanks for the response... do you happen to have a sample of the mt.conf, the sample file is a bit vague, and I'm not sure mine is correct.



    Thanks again for the help.



    Shawn

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    Hi,

    with /proc/scsi/scsi looking like this (sorry I could not find DDS example - but there is no difference)



    Host: scsi2 Channel: 00 Id: 04 Lun: 00

    Vendor: HP Model: Ultrium 2-SCSI Rev: F5AH

    Type: Sequential-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 03



    mt.conf should look like this





    HOST[0]=2

    CHANNEL[0]=0

    ID[0]=4

    LUN[0]=0



    the number in [<number>] is the number of the drive for TSM (mt<number>)





    So after running tsmscsi utility /dev/tsmscsi/mt0 should be created - you going to need to put this as a device when defining your paths



    def path <server name> <drive name> srctype=server desttype=drive library<libr name> device=/dev/tsmscsi/mt0



    for manual drive do not forget to define a manual library .... see

    help define drive

    help define library

    help define path





    Hope it helps



    Harry


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