FC - Drives Connected to a FC HBA Can No Longer Be Seen on the Backup Application (Doc ID 1452689.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Sun StorageTek SL48 Tape Library - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Sun StorageTek SL24 Tape Autoloader - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 to 10 8/11 U10 [Release 10.0]
Sun StorageTek SL500 Modular Library System - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

NOTE In this case there was a SL500 library and IBM LTO drives.  It can be assumed that other type of drives and other direct attached libraries (SL24, SL48, etc) can exhibit this scenario.

Drives can no longer be seen on the backup application.  Link disconnection messages can be noticed on the Solaris host.

SAMPLE:

 

 

Changes

 Reboot of SAN switch or library, cables pulled.

Cause

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