SCSI Tape drive on PowerEdge 2970 / LSI2032

Jon Marston jonm at
Thu Feb 25 07:59:57 CST 2010

I don't think this is *quite* within the usual scope of this mailing
list. But if it doesn't start working someone will get murdered at
random; I assumed you guys might be up for preventing murder, at least.

I have a new PowerEdge 2970 which we purchased fitted with an LSI 2032
SCSI card with rear connector.

This is connected to a Quantum LTO3 tape drive in a rack-mount jobbie,
configured as SCSI ID 6. We have a conversion cable connecting the
PE2970's VHDCI to the Quantum's LVD HD-68 connector. We have a
terminator in the remaining HD-68 port on the Quantum.

The problem we're having is that the SCSI card identified the Drive at
ID 6 with a name of 'PP at JPPH PHPRHPH 2', which doesn't sound right to
The server is running CentOS 5.4 x86_64.

The relevant dmesg output is as follows:

Fusion MPT base driver 3.04.07rh
Fusion MPT SPI Host driver 3.04.07rh
mptbase: ioc0: Initiating bringup
mptscsih: ioc0: attempting target reset! (sc=ffff81047f58ecc0)
mptscsih: ioc0: target reset: SUCCESS (sc=ffff81047f58ecc0)
mptbase: ioc0: LogInfo(0x110a0000): F/W: Device Problem
mptscsih: ioc0: attempting bus reset! (sc=ffff81047f58ecc0)
mptscsih: ioc0: bus reset: SUCCESS (sc=ffff81047f58ecc0)
mptscsih: ioc0: attempting host reset! (sc=ffff81047f58ecc0)
mptbase: ioc0: Initiating recovery
mptscsih: ioc0: host reset: SUCCESS (sc=ffff81047f58ecc0)
Fusion MPT misc device (ioctl) driver 3.04.07rh
mptctl: Registered with Fusion MPT base driver
mptctl: /dev/mptctl @ (major,minor=10,220)

I take it the above output is not good? There is no 'st' device node
which I would expect from a SCSI tape drive.

What am I doing wrong?


Jon Marston
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