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# 1  
Old 11-15-2007
Tape Library 3583

Hello every body, I have one tape library 3583 but I can't install this some body have ben installed??

when I tray to install it, the output is the next:

Method error (/etc/methods/cfgAtape):
0514-022 The specified connection is not valid.

some Idea??


# 2  
Old 11-19-2007
That is a very generic error message

First you have to see what you have look for fiber cards and tape drives etc
you may also need to install drivers for this device on to your AIX system

lsdev 0r lsdev -Cc tape
you may also use lscfg -vp and have a

Here are some things you may want to ask your self first

Is there a driver disk that go's with AIX ?
Are you using FIBER ?
Do you use a fiber switch ?
Have you zoned them ?
how hve you connected tthis all togeter ?
what backup software will you use ?

# 3  
Old 11-20-2007
Hi, I connect the tape via scsi it is my lscfg output
lscfg -vp |grep scsi
scsi1 U0.1-P1/Z1 Wide/Ultra-2 SCSI I/O Controller
scsi2 U0.1-P1/Z2 Wide/Ultra-2 SCSI I/O Controller
scsi0 U0.1-P1-I6/Z1 Wide/Fast-20 SCSI I/O Controller
Name: scsi
Node: scsi@c
Device Type: scsi-2
Name: scsi
Node: scsi@c,1
Device Type: scsi-2
Name: scsi
Node: scsi@1
Device Type: scsi-2
Device Type: ssa-scsi-2

and other thing I list my tape but it does not exist

# ls /dev/mrt0
ls: 0653-341 The file /dev/mrt0 does not exist.
# ls /dev/smc0
ls: 0653-341 The file /dev/smc0 does not exist.

some another idea or comment

# 4  
Old 11-20-2007
Have you installed the Atape driver needed for LTO tape drive support on AIX?
lslpp -hac | grep -i atape
should find it.
Even without the driver I would expect AIX to configure the drive as "other scsi tape drive" or something similar.

The tape device will be rmt0 not mrt0 as shown in your last post.

Have you terminated the scsi bus correctly?

What does '# lscfg -vp l grep -i -p rmt' and '# lsdev -Cc tape' show?

This gives Atape info as well as links to download the latest Atape driver:
IBM - Upgrading Atape device driver in AIX
# 5  
Old 11-21-2007
Yes it looks like it piced it up as incorect device

Name: scsi
Node: scsi@c
Device Type: scsi-2
Name: scsi
Node: scsi@c,1
Device Type: scsi-2
Name: scsi
Node: scsi@1
Device Type: scsi-2
Device Type: ssa-scsi-2

You need to remove the devices then Install the driver and then run cfgmgr again
# 6  
Old 11-21-2007
"Device Type: ssa-scsi-2" will be an SSA adapter. Ignore that.

Which of the three scsi interfaces is it connected to?
I presume scsi1 has the disks so it would be scsi0 in the pci slot 6 or the other onboard adapter scsi2.

As well as checking for the Atape fileset / driver please post the output of the following:
lscfg -vp l grep -i -p rmt
lsdev -Cs scsi
lsdev -Cc disk
lsdev -Cc tape
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