08-30-2011 05:30 AM - last edited on 01-09-2014 07:21 PM by Maiko-I
I suppose that the rj45 near the fibber connector, is the "altternative" for the fiber ¿how can i configure that?
I conect to the library web, through the manager Rj45, but i only can configure the Manager RJ45 IP ¿how can i configure the "drive only" rj45 IP
Thx 4 all!
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08-30-2011 10:53 PM
I believe the RJ-45 on the MSL2024 is only for an out-of-band management interface. If you want to use the robotics in your case you need to use fibre channel (as it appears you got the FC version of the library).
Why do you want to connect to the IP of the drive?
08-31-2011 02:03 AM
Well, in the back of the library i have 2 rj45, the one in the corner is the management rj45 with a IP. The other rj45, next to the Fiber connector, is the big mistery: must have a IP? how a configure to connect to my backup server?
Thx in advance!
08-31-2011 03:20 AM
See the user and service guide for the MSL page 34.
"factory only port".
08-31-2011 04:47 AM
I read that manual com-ple-te-ly and still having no idea :-(
I have an rj11 serial port (factory use only) next to the management rj45.
The back of my library BL542A is not in the manual.
I think that "drive a, port A" is the FC interface, and "drive a, port B" is the other rj45 port.
Using the web, the library shows "port B not present", using the frontal display, I can configure port B, or it seems, because the parameters wont save.
I conected a ethernet cable to that rj45 and leds of "link" and "act" blinks, so an ethernet card must be inside.
Im very very very lost. thanks for any help!
08-31-2011 05:08 AM
I believe your configuration is shown on page 53 (bottom) of the service manual which was linked earlier in this thread.
Port A is your primary FC connection to the SAN. it hosts the drive and the library controller.
Port B is also a FC port and not used initially. In dual-fabric configurations, this port would allow backups to continue even if the SAN to which port-A is connected failed completely. This is HA functionality through and I am not sure if this feature is enabled in this model of MSL. You can configure this port through the web interface of the library (RJ-45 port left of the RJ-11 serial connection).
This LTO-5 drive does not have a RJ-45 port like other library models of this tape drive. If your library back end looks different then perhaps you could post a picture of it ?
08-31-2011 06:18 AM
Thats the back of my MSL2024
Well, page 53 has the "closer" back, but doesnt have the second RJ45
The web interface shows "PORT B Port not available"
08-31-2011 06:27 AM
In the 2nd image you have from right to left this list of connectors:
The mistery rj45
I wonder what can i do with the usb. Perhaps i can connect to my XP computer and windos update will download the driver for me :-D
08-31-2011 06:27 AM
So, yes Port B is blocked you just have one FC port. I think this is done to reflect that this MSL is not HA (High Availabillity) capable. as to the the ethernet port on the drive module..i'll have to do some digging.
08-31-2011 01:51 PM
The ethernet port on the drive module is 'for future use'. You should not need to connect to it.
Somehow the manuals are not yet updated to reflect this.
09-01-2011 12:59 AM
well, i need it "for present use" to avoid buying expensive fc items :-(
But that resolves the mystery. Thxs very much!
09-01-2011 01:14 AM
Well, 'future use' will include management tasks. 'Future use' will not include data transfer capabillity. HP carries different products for iSCSI based storage.
09-01-2011 02:39 AM
the "drive only" tag gave me hope. But even if i need a firmware to fix it, I cant wait for it.
Thx again a lot!
01-09-2014 02:38 AM
we have to set up MSL2024, too. At the back panel we have a SAS connector with the mystirous RJ45 aside.
We are wondering if we can use this RJ45 port for..what..management? host connection? sending out alarms? or only to get some green/yellow disco lights in the back?
Some news from your side regarding this port?
Thanks in advance!
01-09-2014 05:14 AM - edited 01-09-2014 05:15 AM
What mystirous RJ45?
The LAN connector of the library is for management (browser based), if a drive has a LAN connector too, it is for factory use (config/firmware).
No data transfer over LAN to this library at all!
Only SCSI/FC/SAS depending on type of connector.
BTW, the USB port is for backup/restore configuration and firmware updates.
Hope this helps!
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