How to detect and enable SCSI tape drive using cciss driver in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

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  • External Serial Attached SCSI tape drive cannot be used immediately after attaching device. There is no device file created under /dev and no entry in /proc/scsi/scsi.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 All versions
  • HP Smart Array Ultrium 920 SAS
  • Any cciss based tape drive

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