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[Veritas-bu] Re:Help moving LTO2 drives onto new QLogic 2342 Dual Port Fiber Cards on a Sun V440 running Solaris 8

2005-08-17 13:32:23
Subject: [Veritas-bu] Re:Help moving LTO2 drives onto new QLogic 2342 Dual Port Fiber Cards on a Sun V440 running Solaris 8
From: kfhemness AT ucdavis DOT edu (Kathryn Hemness)
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2005 10:32:23 -0700 (PDT)
Hi Justin -

I learned via trial-and-error in March that just any QLogic card will not
work in a Sun server; you need the Sun QLogic FC card for your server.

> Message: 2
> Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2005 12:36:57 -0400
> From: "Piszcz, Justin" <jpiszcz AT servervault DOT com>
> To: <veritas-bu AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu>
> Subject: [Veritas-bu] Help moving LTO2 drives onto new QLogic 2342 Dual Port 
> Fiber Cards on a Sun V440 running Solaris 8
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> The machine: A Sun V440 running Solaris 8.
>
> Note: There is no switch involved.
>
> =20
>
> DRIVE1 <-> HBA1 PORT 1
>
> DRIVE2 <-> HBA1 PORT 2
>
> DRIVE3 <-> HBA2 PORT 1
>
> DRIVE4 <-> HBA2 PORT 2
>
> =20
>
> =20
>
> My old configuration:
>
> =20
>
> Using JNI-1063 & JNI-6410 cards, I plug four LTO2 drives directly into
> three JNI-1063 cards and one JNI-6410 card.
>
> =20
>
> =20
>
> My new configuration:
>
> =20
>
> Two 2300 (2342) based cards dual port gigabit Ethernet.
>
> =20
>
> =20
>
> I removed the old drivers and installed the QL2300 driver, the QL2300
> driver is one of three drivers.  The Sun QLC and QLCX drivers are
> included in Solaris 8.
>
> =20
>
> =20
>
> In my dmesg, I clearly see the devices available, as shown below:
>
> =20
>
> Aug 17 14:01:07 backup01 scsi: [ID 365881 kern.info]
> /[email protected],700000/SUNW,[email protected]/[email protected],0/[email protected],0 (st60):
>
> Aug 17 14:01:07 backup01        <HP Ultrium LTO 2>
>
> Aug 17 14:01:07 backup01 scsi: [ID 799468 kern.info] st60 at fp0: name
> w50060b00002047f0,0, bus address 55
>
> Aug 17 14:01:07 backup01 genunix: [ID 936769 kern.info] st60 is
> /[email protected],700000/SUNW,[email protected]/[email protected],0/[email protected],0
>
> Aug 17 14:01:07 backup01 genunix: [ID 408114 kern.info]
> /[email protected],700000/SUNW,[email protected]/[email protected],0/[email protected],0 (st60) online
>
> Aug 17 14:01:07 backup01 scsi: [ID 365881 kern.info]
> /[email protected],700000/SUNW,[email protected],1/[email protected],0/[email protected],0 (st61):
>
> Aug 17 14:01:07 backup01        <HP Ultrium LTO 2>
>
> Aug 17 14:01:07 backup01 scsi: [ID 799468 kern.info] st61 at fp1: name
> w50060b000020905c,0, bus address 55
>
> Aug 17 14:01:07 backup01 genunix: [ID 936769 kern.info] st61 is
> /[email protected],700000/SUNW,[email protected],1/[email protected],0/[email protected],0
>
> Aug 17 14:01:07 backup01 genunix: [ID 408114 kern.info]
> /[email protected],700000/SUNW,[email protected],1/[email protected],0/[email protected],0 (st61) online
>
> Aug 17 14:01:07 backup01 scsi: [ID 365881 kern.info]
> /[email protected],600000/SUNW,[email protected]/[email protected],0/[email protected],0 (st62):
>
> Aug 17 14:01:07 backup01        <HP Ultrium LTO 2>
>
> Aug 17 14:01:07 backup01 scsi: [ID 799468 kern.info] st62 at fp2: name
> w50060b0000213e20,0, bus address 55
>
> Aug 17 14:01:07 backup01 genunix: [ID 936769 kern.info] st62 is
> /[email protected],600000/SUNW,[email protected]/[email protected],0/[email protected],0
>
> Aug 17 14:01:07 backup01 genunix: [ID 408114 kern.info]
> /[email protected],600000/SUNW,[email protected]/[email protected],0/[email protected],0 (st62) online
>
> Aug 17 14:01:07 backup01 scsi: [ID 365881 kern.info]
> /[email protected],600000/SUNW,[email protected],1/[email protected],0/[email protected],0 (st63):
>
> Aug 17 14:01:07 backup01        <HP Ultrium LTO 2>
>
> Aug 17 14:01:07 backup01 scsi: [ID 799468 kern.info] st63 at fp3: name
> w50060b0000209064,0, bus address 55
>
> Aug 17 14:01:07 backup01 genunix: [ID 936769 kern.info] st63 is
> /[email protected],600000/SUNW,[email protected],1/[email protected],0/[email protected],0
>
> Aug 17 14:01:07 backup01 genunix: [ID 408114 kern.info]
> /[email protected],600000/SUNW,[email protected],1/[email protected],0/[email protected],0 (st63) online
>
> =20
>
> =20
>
> =20
>
> Could it be possible my binding is incorrect for the QLogic HBAs?
>
> =20
>
> The problem is, with the sgscan utility, it does not find the drives on
> st60, st61, st62, st63.
>
> =20
>
> I ran the sg.install command and re-created the
> /kernel/driver/{st.conf,sg.conf} etc files but every time I run sgscan
> it does not detect the drives.
>
> =20
>
> Has anyone run into a similar problem or issue before?
>
> =20
>
> In the meantime, I am doing further research to determine the root cause
> of the problem, I have put the 1063's and 6410 back in the server and
> did a reboot reconfigure and all devices appear without a problem.
> There is something to do with the sg.install, the
> /kernel/drv/{sg.conf,st.conf} files that I have not quite figured out
> yet.
>
> =20
>
> My goal is to have it only probe for the devices that exist.
>
> I have attached all of the configuration files to this e-mail that
> concern the tape and scsi information from /kernel/drv.
>
> In the end, it is probably something trivial, but at this time I cannot
> seem to spot it.
>
> =20
>
> Qlc/qla2300 - (this config works and it sees the drives just fine, BUT I
> cannot see them with sgscan).
>
> Yes I have done the sg.install commands but did not have any luck.
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>
> =20
>
> =20
>
> Thanks,
>
>
> Justin.
>
>

--kathy

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Kathryn Hemness                        kfhemness AT ucdavis DOT edu
System Administrator                   phone: 530.752.6547
Campus Data Center & Client Services   fax:   530.752.9154

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