SUMMARY: OS level equivalent command to probe-scsi-all?

From: Josh Lukens <>
Date: Fri Feb 01 2002 - 10:54:56 EST
Thanks to everyone for their replies.

There were many that suggested that I use format, which would have worked
if I was dealing with disks but as I was having trouble with tapes so it
didn't do the trick.

Many also suggested using prtconf and prtdiag, but these didn't spit out
all the info I was looking for.

Anil Sreedharan, mentioned that if you have Netbackup installed (I did)
then you can use /usr/openv/volmgr/bin/sgscan  This worked exactly as I
needed but isn't a very generic solution.

Many pointed me to a freeware utility called scsiinfo which can be found
at  I didn't try this but it looks like
it'll do what I wanted.

And the big winner was Doug Floer, who's 9 character email seems to work
pretty much on any stock machine:

iostat -E

Great way to use a tool that was designed for something else.

In the end my problem turned out to be a bent pin on one of the SCSI
cables :)


-----Original Message-----
From: Josh Lukens []
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2002 11:10 AM
To: Sunmanagers
Subject: OS level equivalent command to probe-scsi-all?

Hi all,

This is probably a stupid question, but I can't figure it out and I think
I'm missing something really obvious.  I need to find a OS level command
(Solaris 7, on sparc) that will give me similar information to what a
probe-scsi-all would give me from the ok prompt.  Basically what SCSI
devices are connected to what, with what IDs, and their vendor description

Will summarize, thanks,


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