[rescue] SGI ST19171FC disks in a Sun Enterprise Network Array?
pat at computer-refuge.org
Thu Aug 4 13:37:54 CDT 2005
On Thursday 04 August 2005 12:03, Daniel Leeds wrote:
> what model/make of sgi array? if its one of the rebadged
> clariion/emc models it's using that 520 byte sector size. im rusty
> but i believe the basic sun arrays use the standard 512. this is
> usually one of the first gotchas. ive always reformatted them with
> something like the adaptec utilities by slapping an adaptec card and
> drives into a pc. sgis low level formatting utils (fx) dont work too
> well and the pc formatting was always easy.
Adaptec Fiberchannel card? :)
You might try a cheap-o QLogic QLA2100 in a PC running Linux (or a Sun
box with built-in FC adapter running Solaris), connected to a FC JBOD,
and use sformat to format the disks to the correct sector size if this
is indeed the problem.
> On Aug 4, 2005, at 9:50 AM, Michael Thompson wrote:
> > I have a bunch of ST19171FC Fibrechannel disks that came from a SGI
> > RAID. I
> > installed one in my Enterprise Network Array. The disk was
> > recognized, failed whatever startup testing was done, and disabled.
> > I suspect that the disk box doesn't like the SGI firmware in the
> > drives.
> > Is it possible to reflash the firmware in the SGI drives with Sun
> > firmware
> > even if they will not go online?
> > Michael Thompson
> > E-Mail: M_Thompson at IDS.net
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