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I need to connect an IBM 3592 J1A to windows

I need to connect an IBM 3592 J1A to windows

(OP)
I need to connect an IBM 3592-J1A drive to Windows (any version) I am currently trying win2000 prof.
I have a qlogic HBA QLA2200F in the PC
When I try to connect directly from the HBA to the drive, the Fiber Channel (FC) link fails.  If I connect the HBA to a switch the link between the switch and the HBA works, but a link between the 3592 drive and the switch fails.  I have the hardware maintenance panel, but do not have documentation on it.  I have tried the most obvious options but still no link.

Any help please

RE: I need to connect an IBM 3592 J1A to windows

First question, have you installed the correct drivers for the OS? I think this model support Win2000 server and higher (so technically it could work with Win2KPro)

RE: I need to connect an IBM 3592 J1A to windows

(OP)
Hi
 This is not a driver problem since the qlogic installs as a SCSI controller (Miniport driver). The qlogic installs correctly. I have my own set of drivers. (IBM only provides drivers for win2003 server)  My drivers, and IBM drivers, ride on top of the lower level SCSI support.  This is a fiber channel connect or setting in the drive level problem that prevents the FC link from functioning. (yes I have tried different cables etc)

Thanks for the response.

RE: I need to connect an IBM 3592 J1A to windows

(OP)
Hi
Thanks for the help

However the problem was with the way I was powering up the drive.  It seems IBM power supplies provide some extra signals to the drive, and without these the drive will not attach to the fiber channel.

Also I am able to use the drive with my drivers and do not have any other drivers loaded except for the Qlogic HBA driver.

I will get my scope out and determine what the special signals are when I get time.  Wish I could get hardware manuals for this stuff.
 

RE: I need to connect an IBM 3592 J1A to windows

Did you get the J1A attached and working with your pc?
Call me maybe I can help 800 278-3480

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