Having problems with your IBM Netfinity 5500 M20 4RY (86624RY) Server ?

Netfinity 550 in the cmos config, it doesn't recognize the drives. I was recently hired and unfamiliar with this old machines configuration and scsi technology. either: i. drives are all dead and need data recovery ii. planar and/or scsi adapter are dead and need replacement iii. something else is wrong and maybe somebody with prior experience may suggest something that I have overlooked anything is welcome thanks I have an IBM netfinity 5500 server. I am running sco 5.0.5 on it but it cannot re


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The error message you are receiving "Inquiry command failed Using IBM-PC ServerRaid Host adapter" makes me think you are attaching the tape drive to the ServerRaid Controller, which is only for Hard Disks. There should be a normal SCSI interface for attaching tape drives, etc. It's possible that the ServerRaid card is a PCI (or older) plug in card, and the normal SCSI interface will be on the main motherboard. If you look on the IBM website for the Hardware Maintenance Manual, it should hopefully make things clearer.

The reason you may not be seeing the hard drives in CMOS, is because you will need to use the IBM ServerRaid Utility to view and configure the disks.
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