LSI SAS9205-8e with Hitachi JBOD SAS Drive Spinup Question

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  1. rrahman1

    rrahman1 New Member

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    I have a Hitachi DF-F800-RKAK JBOD connected through an LSI HBA. The JBOD is SAS but all the trays have SATA interposers. SATA Drives used with and without the interposers work perfectly. However, SAS drives show up and are recognized, but they refuse to spin up or format using sg3_tools. Does anyone have any experience or suggestions?

    LSI BIOS is MPT2BIOS-7.27.00.00 (2012.07.02)

    Also, one weird thing I noticed that when I have drives plugged in, Windows Server 2012 gets stuck during the boot process. As soon I as pull out the drives, the boot process completes and a login screen is displayed.

    I'm trying all these commands on Ubuntu however.

    user@OptiPlex-390:~$ sudo sg_scan -i
    /dev/sg0: scsi0 channel=0 id=0 lun=0 [em]
    ATA Hitachi HUA72202 A3GG [rmb=0 cmdq=0 pqual=0 pdev=0x0]
    /dev/sg1: scsi2 channel=0 id=0 lun=0 [em]
    PLDS DVD+-RW DH-16ABS PD11 [rmb=1 cmdq=0 pqual=0 pdev=0x5]
    /dev/sg2: scsi4 channel=0 id=0 lun=0
    HITACHI HUS156030VLS600 E516 [rmb=0 cmdq=1 pqual=0 pdev=0x0]
    /dev/sg3: scsi4 channel=0 id=1 lun=0
    HGST HMRP2000S5xnN7.2 P1C2 [rmb=0 cmdq=1 pqual=0 pdev=0x0]
    /dev/sg4: scsi4 channel=0 id=2 lun=0
    SEAGATE SMEG2000S5xnN7.2 3P01 [rmb=0 cmdq=1 pqual=0 pdev=0x0]
    /dev/sg5: scsi4 channel=0 id=3 lun=0
    HGST HMRP2000S5xnN7.2 P1C2 [rmb=0 cmdq=1 pqual=0 pdev=0x0]
    /dev/sg6: scsi4 channel=0 id=4 lun=0
    ATA WDC WD2002FAEX-0 1D05 [rmb=0 cmdq=1 pqual=0 pdev=0x0]
    /dev/sg7: scsi4 channel=0 id=5 lun=0
    PMCSIERA SXP 24x3G RevC [rmb=0 cmdq=1 pqual=0 pdev=0xd]
    /dev/sg8: scsi4 channel=0 id=6 lun=0
    PMCSIERA SXP 24x3G RevC [rmb=0 cmdq=1 pqual=0 pdev=0xd]
    user@OptiPlex-390:~$ sg_start --start /dev/sg2
    Error trying to open /dev/sg2: Permission denied
    user@OptiPlex-390:~$ sudo sg_start --start /dev/sg2
    start stop unit: transport: Host_status=0x03 [DID_TIME_OUT]
    Driver_status=0x00 [DRIVER_OK, SUGGEST_OK]
    START STOP UNIT command failed
    user@OptiPlex-390:~$ sudo sg_format --format --size=512 /dev/sg2
    HITACHI HUS156030VLS600 E516 peripheral_type: disk [0x0]
    Mode Sense (block descriptor) data, prior to changes:
    Number of blocks=585937500 [0x22ecb25c]
    Block size=512 [0x200]
    A FORMAT will commence in 10 seconds
    ALL data on /dev/sg2 will be DESTROYED
    Press control-C to abort
    A FORMAT will commence in 5 seconds
    ALL data on /dev/sg2 will be DESTROYED
    Press control-C to abort
    Format command, device not ready
    FORMAT failed
    try '-v' for more information
    user@OptiPlex-390:~$ sudo sg_format --format --size=512 -v /dev/sg2
    inquiry cdb: 12 00 00 00 24 00
    HITACHI HUS156030VLS600 E516 peripheral_type: disk [0x0]
    PROTECT=0
    mode sense (10) cdb: 5a 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 fc 00
    mode sense (10): pass-through requested 252 bytes but got 28 bytes
    Mode Sense (block descriptor) data, prior to changes:
    Number of blocks=585937500 [0x22ecb25c]
    Block size=512 [0x200]
    A FORMAT will commence in 10 seconds
    ALL data on /dev/sg2 will be DESTROYED
    Press control-C to abort
    A FORMAT will commence in 5 seconds
    ALL data on /dev/sg2 will be DESTROYED
    Press control-C to abort
    format cdb: 04 18 00 00 00 00
    format unit: Fixed format, current; Sense key: Not Ready
    Additional sense: Logical unit not ready, notify (enable spinup) required
    Format command, device not ready
    FORMAT failed
    user@OptiPlex-390:~$ sudo sg_format --format --size=512 -v /dev/sg4
    inquiry cdb: 12 00 00 00 24 00
    SEAGATE SMEG2000S5xnN7.2 3P01 peripheral_type: disk [0x0]
    PROTECT=1
    << supports protection information>>
    mode sense (10) cdb: 5a 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 fc 00
    mode sense (10): Fixed format, current; Sense key: Not Ready
    Additional sense: Logical unit not ready, notify (enable spinup) required
    Field replaceable unit code: 2
    MODE SENSE (10) command, device not ready
    user@OptiPlex-390:~$ sudo sg_start --start /dev/sg4
    start stop unit: transport: Host_status=0x03 [DID_TIME_OUT]
    Driver_status=0x00 [DRIVER_OK, SUGGEST_OK]
    START STOP UNIT command failed
    user@OptiPlex-390:~$ sudo sg_format --format --six --size=512 -v /dev/sg2
    inquiry cdb: 12 00 00 00 24 00
    HITACHI HUS156030VLS600 E516 peripheral_type: disk [0x0]
    PROTECT=0
    mode sense (6) cdb: 1a 00 01 00 fc 00
    mode sense (6): Fixed format, current; Sense key: Not Ready
    Additional sense: Logical unit not ready, notify (enable spinup) required
    MODE SENSE (6) command, device not ready
    user@OptiPlex-390:~$ sudo sg_format --format --size=512 -v /dev/sg2 inquiry cdb: 12 00 00 00 24 00
    HITACHI HUS156030VLS600 E516 peripheral_type: disk [0x0]
    PROTECT=0
    mode sense (10) cdb: 5a 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 fc 00
    mode sense (10): Fixed format, current; Sense key: Not Ready
    Additional sense: Logical unit not ready, notify (enable spinup) required
    MODE SENSE (10) command, device not ready
    user@OptiPlex-390:~$ sudo sg_format --format --six --size=512 -v /dev/sg3 inquiry cdb: 12 00 00 00 24 00
    HGST HMRP2000S5xnN7.2 P1C2 peripheral_type: disk [0x0]
    PROTECT=1
    << supports protection information>>
    mode sense (6) cdb: 1a 00 01 00 fc 00
    mode sense (6): transport: Host_status=0x03 [DID_TIME_OUT]
    Driver_status=0x00 [DRIVER_OK, SUGGEST_OK]
    MODE SENSE (6) command failed
    user@OptiPlex-390:~$ sudo sg_format --format --size=512 -v /dev/sg3 inquiry cdb: 12 00 00 00 24 00
    HGST HMRP2000S5xnN7.2 P1C2 peripheral_type: disk [0x0]
    PROTECT=1
    << supports protection information>>
    mode sense (10) cdb: 5a 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 fc 00
    mode sense (10): transport: Host_status=0x03 [DID_TIME_OUT]
    Driver_status=0x00 [DRIVER_OK, SUGGEST_OK]
    MODE SENSE (10) command failed
     
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  2. ldperron

    ldperron New Member

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    I have the exact same issue here, with the same Hitachi JBOD and also a LSI HBA. I believe that the Hitachi enclosure needs to be initialized by the Hitachi AMS controller. I do have an AMS controller, but it doesn't boot (I lost the firmware). If I plug the JBOD on the AMS, the first 5 drives of the JBOD spins-up properly... I believe it's to try to load the firmware ( AMS 2300 mode switch | Hitachi Vantara Community ).

    If you have any luck spinning up SAS drives, let me know.
     
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