new hotswap drive not seen in SCSI scan without reboot?
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Sat Jun 11 00:19:58 GMT 2005
I've been digging via Google and can't seem to find this one. I
think it's an easy one unless there is some hardware specificity:
Experimenting with new IBM xSeries 345. It has six hot-swap U320
SCSI bays. Just got another hot-swap drive/tray that is an IBM part
to add. I inserted drive with system up and running and then logged
in via SSH and went to SU/root. From there I ran sysinstall. I went
to partition the new drive (da2) and it was not seen - I was just
presented with the current drives in the system (da0 and da1). I
tried a few more times and cycled the drive. The LOM / remote access
card was able to see the drive being removed and added and sent the
corresponding alerts out. Still I couldn't see drive so I rebooted
system and then it was available via sysinstall.
What am I missing please? I would think with a hot-swap system the
drive should be able to be found without a reboot. I didn't try
dropping into single-user mode, maybe that would have done it too.
My hope was to probe for the SCSI drive and find it while the system
was fully up.
Thanks in advance -
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