T10000/Solaris - Tape Device File Creation Fails After Replacement of T10000 Tape Drive

(Doc ID 1535964.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 25, 2017

Applies to:

Sun StorageTek T10000A Tape Drive - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Sun StorageTek T10000B Tape Drive - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
StorageTek T10000C Tape Drive - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)

Symptoms

T10000 tape drive attached to Solaris host over (FC) Fibre Channel data path.

Faulty tape drive was replaced but post that /dev/rmt/* file is not getting built in OS for the drive in question.

Drive is online and green from SLConsole.

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Errors were captured from explorer at the time of problem:

---/var/adm/messages----
Mar  5 18:30:54 bkp_host  scsi: [ID 243001 kern.warning] WARNING: /pci@500/pci@2/pci@0/pci@a/SUNW,qlc@0/fp@0,0 (fcp18):
Mar  5 18:30:54 bkp_host  REPORT LUN to D_ID=0x23d00 lun=0x0 failed: sense key=Illegal_Request, ASC=4b, ASCQ=90. Giving up <------------------ 4b/90 = FCP_DL field not sufficient to complete the transfer
Mar  5 18:30:54 bkp_host  scsi: [ID 243001 kern.warning] WARNING: /pci@500/pci@2/pci@0/pci@a/SUNW,qlc@0/fp@0,0 (fcp18):
Mar  5 18:30:54 bkp_host  Failed to create nodes for pwwn=500104f000bb2d6a; error=0


---- luxadm_-e_dump_map_-devices-pci@500-pci@2-pci@0-pci@a-SUNW,qlc@0-fp@0,0:devctl.out ----
Pos  Port_ID Hard_Addr Port WWN         Node WWN         Type
0    23c00   0         500104f000bb2d34 500104f000bb2d33 0x1  (Tape device)
1    23d00   0         500104f000bb2d6a 500104f000bb2d69 0x1  (Tape device)
2    23100   0         21000024ff4772b6 20000024ff4772b6 0x1f (Unknown Type,Host Bus Adapter)

--- cfgadm -alv -o show_FCP_dev ------

c18                                                 connected    configured   unknown unavailable  fc-fabric                               n        /devices/pci@500/pci@2/pci@0/pci@a/SUNW,qlc@0/fp@0,0:fc
c18::500104f000bb2d34,0        connected    configured   unknown    STK T10000B unavailable  tape         n        /devices/pci@500/pci@2/pci@0/pci@a/SUNW,qlc@0/fp@0,0:fc::500104f000bb2d34,0 --->OK
c18::500104f000bb2d6a,0        connected    configured   unknown unavailable                              tape         n        /devices/pci@500/pci@2/pci@0/pci@a/SUNW,qlc@0/fp@0,0:fc::500104f000bb2d6a,0 ------>NOT OK

Changes

Drive hardware replacement.

Cause

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