PowerEdge 6450 + Qlogic Fibre + PowerVault 136T

Clark, Anthony aclrk at umich.edu
Thu Apr 11 13:43:01 CDT 2002


Hi,

So Dell have installed a nice new set of servers for us, but I'm at a loss as to where to go/what to do to access the PowerVault 136T from my new servers.

I've added the qla2x00 driver to /etc/modules (aliased to scsi_hostadapter like the other scsi drivers) and ran mkinitrd, and I see the qla2x00 driver in dmesg:
------------dmesg-------------------
qla2x00: detect() found an HBA
qla2x00: VID=1077 DID=2200 SSVID=1077 SSDID=2
(scsi): Found a QLA2200  @ bus 3, device 0xa, irq 24, iobase 0xc800
scsi(3): Configure NVRAM parameters...
scsi(3): Verifying loaded RISC code...
scsi(3): Verifying chip...
scsi(3): LIP reset occurred
scsi(3): Waiting for LIP to complete...
scsi(3): LOOP UP detected
scsi(3): Waiting for LIP to complete...
scsi3: Topology - (F_Port), Host Loop address  0xffff
scsi(3): Waiting for LIP to complete...
scsi3: Topology - (F_Port), Host Loop address  0xffff
scsi-qla0-adapter-node=200000e08b052a74;
scsi-qla0-adapter-port=210000e08b052a74;
scsi-qla0-target-0=2001006045170514;
scsi-qla0-target-1=2002006045170514;
scsi3 : QLogic QLA2200 PCI to Fibre Channel Host Adapter: bus 3 device 10 irq 24
        Firmware version:  2.01.34, Driver version 4.31.7b
scsi: unknown type 12
  Vendor: DELL      Model: PV-136T-FC        Rev: 4038
  Type:   Unknown                            ANSI SCSI revision: 03
scsi: unknown type 12
  Vendor: DELL      Model: PV-136T-FC        Rev: 4038
  Type:   Unknown                            ANSI SCSI revision: 03
scsi(3:0:0:0): Enabled tagged queuing, queue depth 16.
scsi(3:0:1:0): Enabled tagged queuing, queue depth 16.
resize_dma_pool: unknown device type 12
resize_dma_pool: unknown device type 12
-------------------dmesg-------------------

But I'm rather at a loss as to what to do next.  I have /dev/st0 to st9 but trying something like 'mt -f /dev/st0 load' gives '/dev/st0: No such device'

I'm trying to simply tar to one of the four drives in the 136T.  While I'll be using veritas to backup the servers, I still need to verify that things are working here...  I'd also like to know how to control the 136T from the command line in Linux.

Anyone have any pointers?

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