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Operating Systems AIX AIX physical DVD/CD drive Post 303036043 by Phat on Thursday 13th of June 2019 07:38:33 AM
AIX physical DVD/CD drive

Hello,
I have some doubts about the dvd/cd physical on power machine and AIX.
I see on my AIX lpar and see there is 1 DVD drive and its physical location
Code:
bash-4.4#  lsdev | grep cd0
cd0        Available 03-00-00    SATA DVD-RAM Drive
bash-4.4# lscfg -vpl cd0
  cd0              U78CB.001.WZS0GY4-P2-D15  SATA DVD-RAM Drive

        Manufacturer................IBM.
        Machine Type and Model......RMBO0140532
        ROS Level and ID............RA64
        Device Specific.(Z0)........058002028F000030
        Part Number.................00RW610
        EC Level....................N99020
        FRU Number..................00RW611
        Hardware Location Code......U78CB.001.WZS0GY4-P2-D15

  PLATFORM SPECIFIC
  Name:  disk
    Node:  disk
    Device Type:  block

I check on the managed system IO tab. See the screenshot.

I didn't find the location code of DVD drive above in the list (screenshot attached)
Code:
U78CB.001.WZS0GY4-P2-D15

I'm surprised that on power machine did not have any optical device. Please correct if I'm wrong for this case.

Try to mount the DVD to see its content but not success. But the status of DVD drive is available, it should mean that DVD media is loaded. I'm not sure.
Code:
bash-4.4# mount -v cdrfs -o ro /dev/cd0  /cd
mount: 0506-324 Cannot mount /dev/cd0 on /cd: The device is not ready for operation.

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array-info(1)															     array-info(1)

NAME
array-info - check the status of a HP (Compaq) SmartArray controller SYNOPSIS
array-info -d array_device_path [-a|-l|-A|-c|-s|-L|-h] DESCRIPTION
Array-info is a command line tool to retrieve informations and logical drives status from several RAID controllers (currently HP Compaq IDA and CISS and MD). It displays informations about the firmware version, Rom revision, number of physical and logical drives on the con- troller, aswell as the fault tolerance, size, number of physical disks and status for each logical drive. OPTIONS
--device | -d Path to array device, e.g. /dev/ida/c0d0 or /dev/cciss/c0d1 --all-drives | -a Show informations about all drives --logical drive | -l Show informations about selected logical drive --show-ctrl | -c Show informations about controller --show-logical | -L Show informations about logical drives --show-physical | -p Show physical device informations --show-status | -s Show status of logical drives --show-all | -A Show all informations --version | -V Show version -h Show help about options COPYRIGHT
This manual page was written by Raphael Pinson <<raphink@ubuntu.com>>. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this docu- ment under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation. 2006-12-15 array-info(1)

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