I wrote C that displays info about my hardware on ubuntu. Now I wonder how I can make it more flexible such as querying the hardware directly instead of the file the os updates. So I think I can look what write to /proc/scsi/scsi and do the same so that this code can work also on unices who could have other method than a /proc/scsi/scsi and so that I can learn how to display hardware information.
I'm attempting to remotely determine the physical location of two disks in an Oracle SPARC T4-1 server prior to performing a Solaris install. Because the disks use World Wide Names (WWNs), the Oracle documentation recommends using the OBP command "probe-scsi-all", and associating the SASDeviceName (WWN) with the PhyNum value to determine which slot each disk is in.
We have a Windows 2003 with SCSI disks on a RAID card.
The SCSI card is now unusable. As the server is old, we don't want to buy an identical SCSI card, we prefer to change the server. But we first need to boot this Windows 2003 in order to do some work on it.
We have a complete backup image. We can restore it on whatever disk.