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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Solaris LAN-Free



I recently had to configure a Solaris box for LAN-Free and had to dig up my old documentation. Here's what I did to get LAN-Free to work after loading the drivers and the devices not being found in the tape list file. These directions are for IBM LTO drives only.

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docvie...S7002972&aid=1
Adobe Reader page 137 (actual doc page 117)
We need to make sure the native "st" driver is not loaded. Run

rem_drv st

to unload. And comment out everything in /kernel/drv/st.conf
then we need to run the following:

rm /dev/rmt/*                 
removes any tape drive definitions in the rmt folder. Do this only if the IBM tape drives are the only drives used on the server

/opt/IBMtape/tmd –s           
Stops the Tape Monitor Daemon
/usr/sbin/rem_drv IBMtape     
Removes the IBMtape driver
The commands to reload the device driver are:

/usr/sbin/add_drv -m ’* 0666 bin bin’ IBMtape
This reloads the driver but does not set the correct driver type

/usr/sbin/update_drv -av -i ’"scsiclass,01.vIBM.pULTRIUM-TD3"’ IBMtape
This will add the drive type to the /etc/driver_aliases file.
/opt/IBMtape/tmd
Reloads the IBM Tape Monitor Daemon

Then run /opt/IBMtape/tapelist –Ac to see if the drives are discovered correctly.