How to verify robot connectivity on an HP-UX robot control host before configuring the /dev/sctl pass thru driver

Problem

How to verify robot connectivity on an HP-UX robot control host before configuring the /dev/sctl pass thru driver

Solution

Use these commands to determine if the HP-UX Operating System is communicating with the robot.

Look to see if the autoch driver exists in the ioscan command output.

# ioscan -fnC
# ioscan -fncan

Look to see if there is a device in the /dev/rac directory.  This is the default robot control device file that is created by the HP-UX operating system when detects a robot.

# ls -l /dev/rac

If there is a device in /dev/rac, test it to determine if it can communicate with the robot.

Use the mc -p command on the device that exists in the /dev/rac directory.

For example,

# mc -p /dev/rac/device_name

If that command returns an error, then that device is not communicating with the robot.  If there are multiple devices in the /dev/rac directory, test each one.
If one of the /dev/rac device files return robot information, then configure the /dev/sctl pass through driver per the NetBackup Device Configuration Guide.



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