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Jim

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Tivoli Storage Manager server hardware
« on: February 15, 2007, 08:31:22 PM »
Hi All-
I'm new to IBM hardware, and I'm having doubts about spec'ing out a new server for our Tivoli backup infrastructure.  We currently have a P4 610 and a 3583-2 library with 3 LTO drives in it.  Currently, we have two dual-port SCSI cards with one port or scsi bus connected to each tape drive.  Since we are not striping across the drives, and not concerned with perfomance, is this necessary for any reason, or could I save a lot of $$$ and just put all three drives on the built-in external bus or at least just one card?   :-[

I am trying to spec a system on the IBM website, but the part numbers they use for optional cards are different than the ones that AIX can report - is there a table somewhere that converts the numbers or is there any other way to find out if the 09P2544 scsi cards are the same as 9131-1912 or at least compatible with the p5 520?   :-[

Thanks!
Jim

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Re: Tivoli Storage Manager server hardware
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2007, 02:04:15 PM »
Well, Part Numbers and Feature codes are always difficult to compare and/or map.

The closest I can come without too much sweat - when confronted with a similiar situation - is to use the command lscfg and note the FRU/PRU number and use that for searches elsewhere.

The PRU can change overtime, but the FRU is meant to be a constant for a particular model.

From an older system - an example from a hard disk where both part number and FRU are listed.

Hint: Just try lscfg -v for a listing of everything

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# lscfg -vl hdisk0
hdisk0           P2/Z1-A8  16 Bit LVD SCSI Disk Drive (4500 MB)

        Manufacturer................IBM     
        Machine Type and Model......DDRS-34560D     
        FRU Number..................83H7105     
        ROS Level and ID............44433247
        Serial Number...............RD5L1296
        EC Level....................F21977   
        Part Number.................22L0352     
        Device Specific.(Z0)........000002029F00003A
        Device Specific.(Z1)........21L9832DC2G
        Device Specific.(Z2)........0933
        Device Specific.(Z3)........0799
        Device Specific.(Z4)........0001
        Device Specific.(Z5)........22
        Device Specific.(Z6)........F21420   

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Re: Tivoli Storage Manager server hardware
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2007, 02:10:12 PM »
p.s. my guess is that if performance is not the major issue, having more than one device on a single adapter should not be an issue.

There is also a bookmark to a useful site - ADSM.org.

vgBookmarks->AIX - Search for ADSM

They might have some hints for you there.