Re: discovering 3590 serial numbers on NT

2001-05-06 19:35:04
Subject: Re: discovering 3590 serial numbers on NT
From: Lloyd Dieter <dieter AT SNRGY DOT COM>
Date: Sun, 6 May 2001 19:20:47 -0400
Mark Stapleton wrote:
> Richard Bates wrote:
> >
> > I have multiple AIX TSM servers using 3590 tape drives (in two 3494
> > libraries) across a SAN.  When I needed to know the serial numers of the
> > rmtX devices I just used "lscfg -vl rmtX".  This enabled me to define the
> > appropriate drives to the correct TSM  library.  Simple.
> >
> > When I build a similar TSM environment on NT  and the TSM device driver
> > discovers the 3590s across the SAN I get a list of mtx.x.x.x devices.  How
> > do I find out which physical 3590 each mtx.x.x.x device corresponds to?  I
> > can't find anything similar to "lscfg" for NT.
> >
> > At the moment I'm having to define one tape drive to a library.  Mount a
> > tape in the drive (if possible) and then use mtlib to see which tape drive
> > has got that tape mounted.  Repeat for each drive.....
> ...and that's the way ya gotta do it, thanks to the lack of a decent
> toolset for identifying SCSI devices in NT.
> --
> Mark Stapleton (stapleton AT berbee DOT com)

There's another way...check in the registry under:

Id #\Logical Unit ID #\

(Adjust the #'s to suit your machine)  This is documented in the RedBook
"Using TSM in a SAN Ennvironment" in Chapter 4.

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