HP Surestore Tape Library Model 10/180 Configuration Manual

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hp tape library
configuration guide
and diagnostic
August 2001

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    hp tape library configuration configuration guide and diagnostic August 2001...

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    hp tape library configuration guide...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    contents Configuration 3 Configuring the Host System3 Windows NT4 Sun Solaris 5 HP-UX Hosts 6 Installing the Pass-Through Driver7 HSC or PCI Pass-Through Driver Installation8 Creating a Device File for the Robotics Controller8 Verifying the Installation10 MPE/iX Hosts11 Verifying the Connection 15 Diagnostics 17 Diagnostic support tools17 HP Library &...

  • Page 5: Configuration

    Configuration Configuring the Host System Once the library is connected to a host, the Windows NT , Sun Solaris , HP-UX , and MPE/iX operating systems must be configured to recognize it. The procedures are different, depending on the host system. Configuring the Host System...

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    Windows NT For Windows NT operating systems, perform the following operating system configurations: Install the appropriate host bus adapter(s) • Install the corresponding drivers for the interface card(s) • Install the backup software • To verify the installation, look for the library and drive after powering up the host.

  • Page 7: Sun Solaris

    Sun Solaris For Sun Solaris operating systems, perform the following operating system configurations: Install the appropriate host bus adapter(s) • Install the corresponding drivers for the interface card(s) • Install the backup software • To verify the installation, look for the library and drive after powering up the host.

  • Page 8: Hp-ux Hosts

    HP-UX Hosts To enable communication between the host and tape library, appropriate drivers must be configured into the HP-UX kernel. Table 1 shows which drivers are necessary for each device. NOTE Some drivers have different names, depending on whether or not they are listed in the output of an ioscan or in the system file.

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    If these drivers are already installed into the kernel, upon system boot they will automatically be associated with the hardware that they control. However, if drivers are missing, they must be installed. For more information on installing Fibre Channel drivers, refer to the Fibre Channel Mass Storage Adapter Service and User Manual (A3636-90002) A pass-through driver is used to manage the robotics controller.

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    NOTE HP C7200-8000 is used only as an example. The actual ioscan output will reflect the product number of the library you are configuring. HSC or PCI The following procedure assumes the use of a SAM terminal mode. Pass-Through In X-windows (GUI) mode, use the mouse button to select an option. Driver 1.

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    2. Determine the value for <majornum> by executing the following command for robotics attached to an HSC or PCI adapter: lsdev -d sctl The output resembles the following: Character Block Driver Class HSC or PCI sctl Determine the value for <minornum> using the ioscan command. The applicable lines in the ioscan output are those that refer to the controller (contains the product name in the Description field) and to the adapter (contains the ext_bus in the Class field).

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    Verifying the Confirm that the communications path to the robotics controller is Installation functional: 1. Compile the SCSI I/O test program: cc /usr/contrib/src/scsi_io.c. -o/usr/contrib/ bin/scsi_io 2. Run the SCSI I/O test program, using the device file created during installation. For example, if the device file name is /dev/ rmt/HPA1234, the command would be: /usr/contrib/bin/scsi_io /dev/scsi/HPA1234 If the robotics is correctly configured, the following appears:...

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    MPE/iX Hosts Requirements Libraries require additional Legato NetWorker Server software that runs on either an HP Intelligent Server or an NT Server. The HP 3000 must be a Legato Networker Storage Node. Configuring the Host The example below illustrates the steps needed to configure the library on MPE/iX.

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    /4/4.1.0 DLT8000 . . . /4/4.2.0 DLT8000 . . . /4/4.3.0 DLT8000 . . . /4/4.4.0 DLT8000 . . . 3. Boot the system. At the MPE prompt, run sysgen and start the io section: sysgen SYSGEN version E . . . sysgen>...

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    a. Verify the binding for the device adapter (the fw/differential dam): io> lpath 10/4/4.0.0 PATH: 10/4/4 LDEV: ID: HP28696A TYPE: DA PMGR: FWSCSI_DAM PMGRPRI: 6 LMGR: MAXIOS: 0 Repeat this step for lpath 10/4/4.1, 4.2, 4.3, and 4.4. b. Verify the binding for the targets (the transparent dm): io>...

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    Repeat this step for lpath 10/4/4.1, 4.2, 4.3, and 4.4. e. To configure the Storage Node on the NetWorker server, verify the ldev specifications: io> Idev 30/34 LDEV: 30 DEVNAME: OUTDEV: 0 MODE: ID: HPA4669A RSIZE: 128 DEVTYPE: MOSAR_AC PATH: 10/4/4.0.0 MPETYPE: 24 MPESUBTYPE: 4 CLASS: LDEV: 31 DEVNAME: OUTDEV: 0 MODE: ID: DLT8000 RSIZE: 128 DEVTYPE: TAPE...

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    d. Exit sysgen and reboot according to local convention: sysgen> exit Verifying the Additional information regarding the configuration and verification Connection Legato NetWorker Installation Guide of libraries is provided in the (MPE/iX version) for the Networker Storage Node product. Configuring the Host System...

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    Configuring the Host System...

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    Diagnostics Diagnostic support tools The following external support tools are available for the library: HP Library & Tape Tools • Support Tools Manager • Sysdiag • Diagnostic support tools...

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    HP Library & Tape Tools With HP Library & Tape Tools installed on your host computer, you can do the following: Identify all SCSI and Fibre Channel devices connected to your • system View detailed configuration, identification, inventory, and drive •...

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    Support Tools Manager (STM) STM is the primary HP-UX support tool. Though this document provides general information about STM, more information is available through the following website: http://docs.hp.com/ • Select Systems Hardware, Diagnostics & Monitoring Select Online Diagnostics (STM) There are three user interfaces, all in /usr/sbin/stm/ui/bin/: xstm : The X Windows interface •...

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    Overview of STM Menu Structure Diagnostic support tools...

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    Performing There are three basic operations in STM: Operations 1. To select a device or devices: In xstm, click on the device icon. • In mstm, move the cursor over the device, and press <SPACE>. • 2. To run a tool: Tools ->...

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    The Firmware Update tool allows the user to interactively • download new firmware to the device. Tools -> Firmware Update -> Run The Utilities tool is not tied to one device and includes: • — LogtoolTools -> Utility -> Run... -> logtool —...

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    Select device(s). • Tools -> Information -> Information Log The System Activity Log contains error information that is logged • by the diagmond daemon. Review this log if problems occur when initiating tools, viewing log files, connecting to a UUT, etc. System ->...

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    The OS Error Log contains information logged by I/O drivers and • other operating system components. Review this log to check for hardware errors. Tools -> Utility -> Run... -> logtool Types of STM Table 4 on page 24 shows which types of STM tools are supported Tools for Tape Not all on the robotic and tape drive components of the library.

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    Expert Tools Within an expert tool, select a category and command for the tool to execute: Drive tool (see below) • Robotics controller tool (see page • Firmware update tool (see page • Drive Tool Table 5 on page 25 lists expert tool categories and the specific commands that are applicable to tape drives.

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    Table 5 Drive Expert Tool Command Category Command Effect Tests Performs “Test Unit Ready” command on Test Unit Ready drive. Executes the drive’s built-in diagnostic tests. Selftest Reads a suspect tape until data ends or an Tape Validate error is detected. Writes data to a tape, reads it back, and Write Test compares.

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    Robotics Controller Tool Table 6 on page 27 lists expert tool categories and the specific commands applicable to the library robotics. Table 6 Robotic Controller Expert Tool Command Category Command Effect File Saves contents of menu window to a file. Save As Print contents of menu window.

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    Table 6 Robotic Controller Expert Tool Command Category Command Effect Tests Performs power-on self test of robotics and reports Selftest results. Performs “test unit ready” command on robotics. Test Unit Ready Performs a wellness test of robotics and reports Wellness results.

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    Table 6 Robotic Controller Expert Tool Command Category Command Effect Utility Performs “rezero” command on robotics. Rezero Performs “position to element” command on Position to robotics. Element Moves 1 tape cartridge in library. Move Medium Moves 2 tape cartridges in library. Exchange Medium Performs “initialize element status”...

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    Firmware Update Tool When started, the firmware update tool will examine the firmware revision of the current SCSI device, and then search the directory /var/tmp for firmware files that are compatible with the device. The internal headers of any firmware files present in this directory will be checked.

  • Page 33: Sysdiag

    Sysdiag NOTE Version 5.5 and 6.0 are supported for the libraries, but use the STM tool for version 6.5 (see Support Tools Manager on page 19 (STM) Sysdiag is the MPE/iX support tool, and provides a consistent user interface for support of tape libraries, as well as many other types of peripheral devices.

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    SCSITAC SCSITAC contains three sections: Sections Section 1: Verification Trouble Tree • Section 2: Hardware Trouble Tree • Section 4: Interactive • Sections 1 and 2 perform tests on the library, report results, and return to the DUI prompt. Section 4 provides users with a SCSITAC prompt, which accepts the following commands (Table 7).

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    Section 4 provides the user with a SCSIDLT prompt, which will accept the following commands (Table 8 on page 33). Table 8 SCSIDLT Interactive Commands Command Function Displays the maximum and minimum record blocklimit lengths. Identifies tape type of loaded cartridge. cartridge Clears error logs.

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    Diagnostic support tools...

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