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steveedmonds
07-May-2012, 11:37
Through some pretty poor support from HP or partner I have ended up with SLSE 11 SP2 on a new HP Proliant ML330.
The server is not yet in production but it seems to be going ok apart from the LTO-3 tape drive on a P212 controller not being recognised by SLES. SLSE 11 SP2 is not on HPs supported list although it may be at some point soon as I see Deel seem to be offering it.

Should I go back to SLSE 11 SP1 or persevere with trying to get the tape working. It is a new server and I would prefer not to have to migrate it ideally within 5 years.

Thanks, steve

cjcox
08-May-2012, 16:45
On 05/07/2012 05:44 AM, steveedmonds wrote:
>
> Through some pretty poor support from HP or partner I have ended up with
> SLSE 11 SP2 on a new HP Proliant ML330.
> The server is not yet in production but it seems to be going ok apart
> from the LTO-3 tape drive on a P212 controller not being recognised by
> SLES. SLSE 11 SP2 is not on HPs supported list although it may be at
> some point soon as I see Deel seem to be offering it.
>
> Should I go back to SLSE 11 SP1 or persevere with trying to get the
> tape working. It is a new server and I would prefer not to have to
> migrate it ideally within 5 years.
>
> Thanks, steve
>
>

You have to allow tape access through a cciss device (not sure about the P212).
See: http://man7.org/linux/man-pages/man4/cciss.4.html

Look for the engage scsi part in particular.