Replace drive in SSO environment

In case one of our customer had drive replacement it’s mean that serial number also change. So in order to update the serial number in SSO environment. Here’s the steps.

1. tpautoconf -report_disc , this command will list what device that had been missing or found.
2. tpautoconf -replace_drive drive_name –path drive_path, this command will update the existing device configuration with the new one.

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#cd /usr/openv/volmgr/bin
#tpautoconf -report_disc
===== Missing Device (Drive) =====
Drive Name = IBMULTRIUM3-TD03
Drive Path = /dev/rmt/c36t6d0BESTnb
Inquiry = “IBM ULTRIUM-TD3 64D0”
Serial Number = xxxxxxxxxxxx
ACS(4) definition ACS = 0 LSM = 0 PANEL = 1 DRIVE = 4
Hosts configured for this device:
Host = xxxxxxxxxxxx
Host = xxxxxxxxxxxx

=====Missing Device (Drive) =====
Drive Name = IBMULTRIUM3-TD02
Drive Path = /dev/rmt/c35t6d0BESTnb
Inquiry = “IBM ULTRIUM-TD3 64D0”
Serial Number = xxxxxxxxxxxx
ACS(4) definition ACS = 0 LSM = 0 PANEL = 1 DRIVE = 8
Hosts configured for this device:
Host = xxxxxxxxxxxx
Host = xxxxxxxxxxxx

===== Missing Device or no local control path (Robot) =====
Defined as robotic ACS(4)
Inquiry = “-”
Serial Number =
Robot Control Host = xxxxxxxxxxxx
Hosts configured for this device:
Host = xxxxxxxxxxxx
Host = xxxxxxxxxxxx

===== New Device (Tape) =====
Inquiry = “HP C5683A C305”
Serial Number = xxxxxxxxxxxx
Drive Path = /dev/rmt/c4t0d0BESTnb
===== New Device (Tape) =====
Inquiry = “IBM ULTRIUM-TD3 64D0”
Serial Number = xxxxxxxxxxxx
Drive Path = /dev/rmt/c35t6d0BESTnb
===== New Device (Tape) =====
Inquiry = “IBM ULTRIUM-TD3 5BG2”
Serial Number = xxxxxxxxxxxx
Drive Path = /dev/rmt/c36t6d0BESTnb
# tpautoconf -replace_drive IBMULTRIUM3-TD02 -path /dev/rmt/c35t6d0BESTnb
Found a matching device in global DB, IBMULTRIUM3-TD02 on host xxxxxxxxxxxx
update of local DB on host xxxxxxxxxxxx completed
globalDB update for host xxxxxxxxxxxx completed
Found a matching device in global DB, IBMULTRIUM3-TD02 on host xxxxxxxxxxxx
etc…

etc…

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Device Configuration must be run on all servers to complete drive replacement

3 responses to “Replace drive in SSO environment

  1. Our SL8500 has LSM 0-3, 1st 3 are for UNIX and LSM3 is for MVS. If we replace drives on MVS, what updates are necessary. HSC was defined with the internal address and ACSLS index, not S/N ?

  2. I don’t hv any experince with MVS that connect to SL8500. But I had replaced drive Timberline 9490 and T9940B on STK Powderhorn 9310+MVS/HSC; i just write down the configuration from old drive, LIB ADDRESS and DRIVE ADDRESS then Apply it on new drive, thats all. i don’t know if u use LTO drive, as far as i know there is no internal configuration on LTO drive.

    What i talked above just to change serial number, although we set “Dynamic WWN” on SL8500 and no need to reconfigure again but the serial number still same as old drive.

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