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how to configure sun storedge multipack on ultra60
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how to configure sun storedge multipack on ultra60

how to configure sun storedge multipack on ultra60

(OP)
I just got a sun storedge multipack (6 hd) and is trying to configure it on my ultra60. It connects to scsi port directly through the back of ultra60. all the led is up on the front panel of the multipack. When it boots with "boot -r", console keep showing following message.

warning: invalid vector intr: number 0x7c3, pil 0x0
warning: invalid vector intr: number 0x7c2, pil 0x0
warning: invalid vector intr: number 0x7c0, pil 0x0

warning: /pci@1f,4000/scsi@3,1 (glm1):
connected command timeout for target 0.0
warning: /pci@1f,4000/scsi@3,1 (glm1):
got scsi bus reset


Have you run into this issue before?

Thanks in advance!

RE: how to configure sun storedge multipack on ultra60

Sounds like there is a bad drive 0 in the multi pack.

From the ok> prompt if you do a probe-scsi-all does it show up? With all the drives?

If you remove drive 0 from the multipack does it come up correctly?

I also don't recall if the internal disks are on the same scsi bus, the internal drives usually have 0 and 1 scsi id. There is a switch on multi packs so they use can use scsi id 0 - 5 *OR* 8 - 13 to avoid id conflicts.

 

RE: how to configure sun storedge multipack on ultra60

I don't remember if those storedge boxes were self terminating, if not you may need a terminator

RE: how to configure sun storedge multipack on ultra60

(OP)
Terminator is installed and led is green.

When my ultra60 starts, it take forever to initiate all 6 drives in the multipack. Every one of the target (total 12) failed with "SCSI bus reset" message. Do not believe all 6 HD are bad. When I pull out the SCSI cable, system start normal immediately. Is it possible the cable is not compatible the Storedge Array?

Many thanks!

RE: how to configure sun storedge multipack on ultra60

Make sure you have the correct kind of scsi card. A common card for those and systems of that era are differential scsi cards. You need a non- differential scsi card, also not all terminators are equal, there are differential and non-differential terminators.  Make sure it actually is a sun branded terminator you are using.

I doubt all the drives are bad, sounds like a scsi bus/communication issue.  

RE: how to configure sun storedge multipack on ultra60

(OP)
Appreciate your fast response, djr111!

The part # of the terminator I used is 150-2267. It's a SUN brand "27 line forced perfect terminator". According to sunsolve, that's the correct part number. I'm getting another sun SCSI cable now. Hope it resolves it.

Thanks all for your time.

RE: how to configure sun storedge multipack on ultra60

(OP)
I just got a new sun SCSI cable. However, still no luck. What I observed is when the os console show SCSI bus reset, the lights of the device went off along with hard drive shut down sound. Then hear hard drive reboot sound. Does this mean the device is bad?

RE: how to configure sun storedge multipack on ultra60

What does a probe-scsi-all show from the ok> prompt?

You can also from the ok> prompt cd into the scsi card and do a show-children and a .properties to verify the card and the devices eg-

ok> cd /pci@1f,4000/scsi@3,1
ok> show-children
ok .properties


Have you tried removing one drive at a time to see if it resolves the issue?

RE: how to configure sun storedge multipack on ultra60

(OP)
domburns62,

Thank you for the geat idea. The problem is resolved now. It turns out the storedge device has some shredded paper inside. I have to re-assemble the whole unit. Also found the bad hard drives are also causing the bus reset. After replacing that, I can access all the drives now.

Thank you all for helping me out!

 

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