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Not able to detect the Tape Drives & Changer in FAS3250 (ONTAP 8.1.3 7 Mode)

Hi All,

I have zoned NetApp FC adapter and assigned VTL/drives to it however I am not able to detect it on NetApp.  Can someone point out what is going wrong?

etc$\tape_config folder has the TCF file for IBM LTO 3 drives.

   

Here is the info on assigned VTL MC (L180)  and Drives (IBM LTO 3)

-- I can see Netapp port login on DataDomain

NETAPP01_0c   NETAPP01_0c              Online   50:0a:09:80:03:56:8e:d8   50:0a:09:80:03:56:8e:d8   0a

                                       Online   50:0a:09:80:03:56:8e:d8   50:0a:09:80:03:56:8e:d8   0b

-- Assigned the VTL/drives to the above HBA card of NetApp

Group: NETAPP01_0c

Initiators:

Initiator Alias   Initiator WWPN

---------------   -----------------------

NETAPP01_0c    50:0a:09:80:03:56:8e:d8

---------------   -----------------------

Devices:

Device Name                      LUN   Primary Ports   Secondary Ports   In-use Ports

------------------------------   ---   -------------   ---------------   ------------

NETAPP01VTL01 changer      0              0a              none             0a

NETAPP01VTL01 drive 1      1              0a              none             0a

NETAPP01VTL01 drive 2      2              0a              none             0a

NETAPP01VTL01 drive 3      3              0a              none             0a

NETAPP01VTL01 drive 4      4              0a              none             0a

NETAPP01VTL01 drive 5      5              0a              none             0a

NETAPP01VTL01 drive 6      6              0a              none             0a

NETAPP01VTL01 drive 7      7              0a              none             0a

NETAPP01VTL01 drive 8      8              0a              none             0a

NETAPP01VTL01 drive 9      9              0a              none             0a

NETAPP01VTL01 drive 10    10              0a              none             0a

------------------------------   ---   -------------   ---------------   ------------

Slot:            0c

Description:     Fibre Channel Host Adapter 0c (QLogic 2432 rev. 2)

Firmware Rev:    5.4.100

FC Node Name:    5:00a:098003:568ed8

FC Port Name:    5:00a:098003:568ed8

FC Packet Size:  2048

Link Data Rate:  4 Gbit

SRAM Parity:     Yes

External GBIC:   No

State:           Enabled

In Use:          Yes

Redundant:       No

NETAPP01> fcadmin config

                  Local

Adapter Type      State                  Status

---------------------------------------------------

  0c   initiator  CONFIGURED.            online

  0d   initiator  CONFIGURED.            online

(( disabled the SAN switch port where 0c is connected ))

NETAPP01> Tue Jun 24 12:05:15 SGT [NETAPP01:fci.link.break:error]: Link break detected on Fibre Channel adapter 0c.

Tue Jun 24 12:05:46 SGT [NETAPP01:fci.link.error:error]: Could not recover link on Fibre Channel adapter 0c after 30 seconds. Offlining the adapter.

NETAPP01>  ndmpd status

ndmpd OFF.

No ndmpd sessions active.

NETAPP01>  ndmpd on

NETAPP01>

NETAPP01> ndmpd version

ndmpd highest version set to: 4

NETAPP01>

NETAPP01> date

Tue Jun 24 12:08:21 SGT 2014

(( enabled the SAN switch port where 0c is connected ))

NETAPP01> Tue Jun 24 12:08:34 SGT [NETAPP01:fci.adapter.link.online:info]: Fibre Channel adapter 0c link online.

Tue Jun 24 12:08:34 SGT [NETAPP01:fci.adapter.online:info]: Fibre Channel adapter 0c is now online.

NETAPP01> sysconfig -m

No medium changers present on system.

NETAPP01> sysconfig -t

No tape drives present on system.

NETAPP01>

Re: Not able to detect the Tape Drives & Changer in FAS3250 (ONTAP 8.1.3 7 Mode)

excuse me did you resolve the issue? We also have this problem wit fas3250 7-mode 8.1.4 Metro cluster. After every powercycle of the Quantum I40 tape library zoned in SAN with the filer on port 3c (Initiator) , then sysconfig -t show the tape drives correctly but sysconfig -m or storage show mc output "No medium changer present on the system"

 

NetApp & brocade help us in trobleshooting changing Tape library from Loop , Auto NL Auto LN and Point to Point in SAN, we also changed the tape drive & upgraded Qauntum I40 firmware but always the same issue. Changing FC patch cable & SAN switch port does not resolve the issu. We are still investigating.

 

if we do a set of this command on both the filers the it works: but why before dataontap upgrade we did'not have this issue?

 

storage disable adapter 3c

storage enalbe adapter 3c

 

and the sysconfig -m show the media changer.

 

???

Thanks