Sun StorageTek T9840 Tape Drive User`s Reference Manual

StorageTekTM
T9840 Tape Drive
User’s Reference Manual
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StorageTek™
T9840 Tape Drive
User’s Reference Manual
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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Part No. 95739
January 2008, Revision Y
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Contents
Revision History
Contents
5
Figures
9
Tables
11
Preface
3
13
Organization
13
Alert Messages
14
Mensajes de alerta
14
Typographical Conventions
Related Publications
15
15
Additional Information
16
Sun’s External Web Site
16
Customer Resource Center
16
Customer-Initiated Maintenance
Notices
17
19
United States FCC Compliance Statement
Japanese Compliance Statement
Taiwan Warning Label Statement
Internal Code License Statement
1.
Overview
Tape Drive
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5
Encryption
24
Encryption Resources
24
Encryption Status LED
Configurations
25
26
Manual Load Drive Units
26
Library Attached Configurations
28
Cartridge Scratch Loader Drive Units
Interfaces
29
29
Cartridges
30
Mixed Media Management
31
Media Information Region
Normal MIR Processing
32
33
Cross-Density MIR Processing
33
T9840D Tape Drive Loaded With a Lower-Density Cartridge
T9840C tape Drive Loaded With a T9840D Data Cartridge
34
T9840C Tape Drive Loaded With a T9840A/B Data Cartridge
T9840A/B Tape Drives
2.
Operator Panel
Front Panel
Switches
36
39
40
40
41
Manual Unload Device
Display
36
39
Load/Unload Slot
Indicators
34
35
Exceptional MIR Processing
Invalid MIR Correction
33
41
42
Tape Bar
42
Write Bar
42
Read Bar
43
SL8500 Library Controls/Indicators
SL8500/T9x40 Drive Tray
StorageTek Library Console
44
44
45
Drive Folder Top Level Display
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Drive Specific Displays 46
Status 46
Properties 47
3.
Menus
49
Menu Structure Overview
Menu Operations
50
Online Menu Operation
Offline Menus
4.
49
50
61
Operator Tasks
63
Power-on the Drive
64
Power-off the Drive
64
Reset the Drive
65
Place the Drive Offline
65
Place the Drive Online
66
View Drive Configuration
67
View Firmware Release Level
Exit the Menu System
68
68
Write-protect/Enable a Data Cartridge
Load a Data Cartridge
70
Unload a Data Cartridge
Reformat a Cartridge
Build MIR
71
71
72
Clean the Drive
Cartridge Care
Storing
73
74
Handling
74
74
Identify a Damaged Cartridge
5.
69
Cleaning
75
Shipping
75
Indicators and Messages
Indicators
77
Messages
78
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77
Potential Operator Recovery Scenarios
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Contents
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Translated Messages
A.
Specifications
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85
Physical Specifications
Tape Drive Only
85
85
Desktop Configuration
86
Rack-Mount Configuration
86
Library-attached Configuration
Power Specifications
87
Environmental Requirements
88
Tape Drive and Power Supply
Tape Cartridge
Index
90
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Tape Cartridge
Glossary
88
89
Performance Specifications
Tape Drive
86
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Figures
FIGURE 1-1
T9840 Tape Drive Front Panel 23
FIGURE 1-2
Encryption Status LED (SL8500 Library Drive Tray) 25
FIGURE 1-3
T9840 Desktop and Rack-mount Units 27
FIGURE 1-4
RACK001 with Six T9840 Rack-mount Drive Trays 27
FIGURE 1-5
T9840 Tape Drive Library Attached Configurations 28
FIGURE 1-6
CSL Desktop and Rack-mount (T9840A) 29
FIGURE 1-7
9840 Tape Cartridge 30
FIGURE 2-1
T9840 Operator Panel 39
FIGURE 2-2
Tape Bar 43
FIGURE 2-3
SL8500/T9840 Drive Tray Rear Panel 44
FIGURE 2-4
SL8500 SLC Drive Folder Display 45
FIGURE 2-5
SL8500 SLC Drive Status Display 46
FIGURE 2-6
SL8500 SLC Drive Properties Display 47
FIGURE 3-1
Menu Tree Legend 50
FIGURE 3-2
Online Menus
FIGURE 3-3
View Fibre Channel Menu Tree(Part 1 of 3) 52
FIGURE 3-4
View Fibre Channel Menu Tree(Part 2 of 3) 53
FIGURE 3-5
View Fibre Channel Menu Tree(Part 3 of 3) 54
FIGURE 3-6
View SCSI Configuration Tree (Part 1 of 2) 55
FIGURE 3-7
View SCSI Configuration Tree (Part 2 of 2) 56
FIGURE 3-8
View ESCON Configuration Menu Tree 57
FIGURE 3-9
View FICON Configuration Menu Tree (Part 1 of 3) 58
FIGURE 3-10
View FICON Configuration Menu Tree (Part 2 of 3) 59
FIGURE 3-11
View FICON Configuration Menu Tree (Part 3 of 3) 60
FIGURE 3-12
Offline Menus
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FIGURE 3-13
Drive Operations Menu Tree 62
FIGURE 4-1
T9840 Data Cartridge Write Protect Switch 69
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Tables
TABLE 1-1
Encryption Status LED State Descriptions 26
TABLE 1-2
Cartridge Read/Write Compatibility 31
TABLE 2-1
Operator Panel Indicators 40
TABLE 2-2
Operator Panel Switiches 41
TABLE 5-1
Operator Panel Indicators 77
TABLE 5-2
Operator Panel Display Messages
TABLE 5-3
Selected Check Message Meanings 82
TABLE 5-4
Translated Display Messages
TABLE A-1
T9840 Tape Drive Physical Specifications
TABLE A-2
T9840 Tape Drive Rack-mount Physical Specifications
TABLE A-3
T9840 Tape Drive Weights (Library-attached) 87
TABLE A-4
T9840 Tape Drive Power Specifications 87
TABLE A-5
T9840 Tape Drive and Power Supply Environmental Requirements 88
TABLE A-6
T9840 Tape Cartridge Environmental Requirements 89
TABLE A-7
T9840 Tape Drive Performance Specifications 90
TABLE A-8
T9840 Data Cartridge Physical and Performance Specifications 91
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Preface
This manual contains information about the StorageTek T9840A, T9840B, T9840C, and
T9840D tape drives. It is a guide for operating the drive and repenting to operator
panel messages that occur operating the drive. The specific model suffix will be used
only as required for differentiation.
Organization
The organization of this guide is:
Chapter 1
“Overview” provides an overview of the T9840 tape drive and its data cartridges.
Chapter 2
“Operator Panel” describes the T9840 operator panel and its features.
Chapter 3
“Menus” describes use and navigation of the T9840 tape drive’s menu system.
Chapter 4
“Operator Tasks” describes in detail the tasks the operator can perform.
Chapter 5
“Indicators and Messages” describes the meaning and recommended action for the
operator-panel indicators and messages.
Appendix A
“Specifications” lists the physical and environmental specifications for the tape drive.
Glossary
Index
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“Glossary” defines some terms and abbreviations used in this guide.
The “Index” allows you to locate information in this manual.
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Alert Messages
Alert messages call your attention to information that is especially important or that
has a unique relationship to the main text or graphic.
Note – A note provides additional information that is of special interest. A note might
point out exceptions to rules or procedures. A note usually, but not always, follows the
information to which it pertains.
Caution – A caution informs you of conditions that might result in damage to
hardware, corruption of data, or corruption of application software. A caution always
precedes the information to which it pertains.
Warning – Possible Physical Injury. A warning alerts you to conditions that
might result in long-term health problems, injury, or death. A warning always
precedes the information to which it pertains.
Mensajes de alerta
Los mensajes de alerta llaman la atención hacia información de especial importancia o
que tiene una relación específica con el texto principal o los gráficos.
Note – Una nota expone información adicional que es de interés especial. Una nota
puede señalar excepciones a las normas o procedimientos. Por lo general, aunque no
siempre, las notas van después de la información a la que hacen referencia.
Precaución:Una precaución informa sobre situaciones que podrían conllevar daños
del hardware, de los datos o del software de aplicación. Las precauciones van siempre
antes de la información a la que hacen referencia.
Warning – Possible Physical Injury. Una advertencia llama la atención sobre
condiciones que podrían conllevar problemas de salud crónicos, lesiones o
muerte. Las advertencias van siempre antes de la información a la que hacen
referencia.
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Typographical Conventions
Typographical conventions highlight special words, phrases, and actions in this
publication.
Item
Example
Description of Convention
Commands
Mode Select
Initial cap
Document titles
System Assurance Guide
Italic font
Emphasis
not or must
Italic font
Menu options
Exit
Bold
Hypertext links
Figure 1 on page 25
Blue (prints black in hardcopy publications)
URLs
http://www.sun.com
Blue (prints black in hardcopy publications)
Related Publications
Publications relating to the tape drive:
Document Title
Part Number
4410/11/20/30 and 9310/11/20 Automated Cartridge System Hardware Operator’s
Guide
9206
Nearline Enterprise 9310/4410/9360 LSM System Assurance Guide
ML6500
L700x/L1400x Tape Libraries and Pass-Thru Port Ordering and Configuration Guide
MT9112
L700x/L1400x Tape Libraries and Pass-Thru Port Operator Guide
95845
L5500 Automated Cartridge System System Assurance Guide
MT9142
L5500 Automated Cartridge System Operator’s Guide
96063
StorageTek SL8500 Modular Library System, User’s Guide
96154
TimberWolf 9740 Library Storage Module System Assurance Guide
MT5001
TimberWolf 9740 Library Storage Module Hardware Operator’s Guide
95693
T9x40 Tape Drive Service Reference Manual
95740
Crypto Key Management Station Configuration and Startup Guide
96261
Crypto Key Management Station User’s Guide
Crypto Key Management Station Systems Assurance Guide
96262
TM0018
Publications regarding Sun Microsystems software products:
Sun Microsystems Software Products
A list of Sun Microsystems software products can be found online at:
http://www.support.storagetek.com
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Additional Information
This section offers several methods to obtain additional information.
Sun’s External Web Site
Sun’s external Web site provides marketing, product, event, corporate, and service
information. The external Web site is accessible to anyone with a Web browser and an
Internet connection.
The URL for the external Web site is: http://www.sun.com
The URL for StorageTek™ brand-specific information is:
http://www.sun.com/storagetek/
Customer Resource Center
The Sun StorageTek product Customer Resource Center (CRC) is a Web site that enables
members to resolve technical issues by searching code fixes and technical
documentation for StorageTek brand products. CRC membership entitles you to other
proactive services, such as HIPER subscriptions, technical tips, answers to frequently
asked questions, addenda to product documentation books, and online product support
contact information. Customers who have a current warranty or a current maintenance
service agreement may apply for membership by clicking on the Request Password
button on the CRC home page. Sun employees may enter the CRC through the
SunWeb PowerPort.
The URL for the CRC is http://www.support.storagetek.com
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Customer-Initiated Maintenance
Customer-initiated maintenance begins with a telephone call from you to Sun
Microsystems StorageTek Support. You receive immediate attention from qualified
personnel, who record problem information and respond with the appropriate level of
support.
To contact Sun Microsystems StorageTek Support about a problem, telephone:
800.525.0369 (inside the United States)
303.673.4056 (outside the United States)
This section describes what to do if problems occur with the tape drive. In some cases,
you might be able to correct the problem. In other cases, you must contact your service
representative as described in this chapter.
If you have as much of the following information as possible when you place a service
call, the process is much easier:
■ Account name: _____________________________________________________
■ Site location number: ________________________________________________
■ Contact name: _____________________________________________________
■ Telephone number: __________________________________________________
■ Equipment model number: ___________________________________________
■ Tape drive address: __________________________________________________
■ Tape drive code level: ________________________________________________
■ Tape drive serial number: _____________________________________________
■ Urgency of the problem: ______________________________________________
■ Fault Symptom Code (FSC) from the tape drive’s front panel display screen (rack
mount) or as displayed on the host system display screen: __________________
■ Problem description: _________________________________________________
■ Is the tape drive in a library? ___ If so, which library? ____________________
■ If the tape drive was running properly before this incident:
■
What changes has the site made recently? _____________________________
■
What software application was running at the time of the failure? ________
■
Were any hardware configuration changes made recently? _______________
■
Were any software configuration or upgrades done recently? ______________
■
Were any additions or deletions to the hardware or software done at the site?
■ If the drive was NOT running properly before this incident, what was the last
problem? ____________________________________________________________
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Taiwan Warning Label Statement
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English translation: This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment, this product
may cause radio interference, in which case, the user may be required to take adequate
measures.
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StorageTek or the licensed service provider
might keep Maintenance Code and service tools
and manuals on your premises but they are to be
used only by StorageTek’s customer service
personnel or those of service providers licensed
by StorageTek. You further agree that upon
(i) any termination of such warranty period or
maintenance contract period; or
(ii) transfer of possession of the Equipment to
another party, StorageTek and its authorized
service providers shall have the right with
respect to the affected Equipment to remove all
service tools and manuals and to remove or
disable all Maintenance Code and/or replace
Microcode which includes both Internal Code
and Maintenance Code with Microcode that
consists only of Internal Code.
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1
Overview
This chapter provides an overview of the T9840 Tape Drive family.
Tape Drive
The T9840 Tape Drive is designed for fast-access to data stored on a midpoint loading
tape cartridge. Four drive models are available for the enterprise and client-server
environments. The T9840A and T9840B have a 20 GB, uncompressed cartridge capacity.
The T9840C has a cartridge capacity of 40 GB, uncompressed. The encryption-capable
T9840D has a cartridge capacity of 75 GB, uncompressed. For more information about
the tape cartridge, see “Cartridges” on page 30.
The drive front panel (FIGURE 1-1)has a tape load/unload slot and an operator panel for
manual control. See Chapter 2, “Operator Panel” for detailed information on operator
panel controls and indicators.
The drive rear panel has connectors for power, host interface, library interface, and
maintenance (not available on the T9840A). Use of the RJ45 maintenance port is
restricted to Sun service personnel only, using proprietary software applications.
FIGURE 1-1
T9840 Tape Drive Front Panel
TAPE
LOAD/UNLOAD
SLOT
OPERATOR
PANEL
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Tape Drive
Note – Customer attachment to the maintenance port has caused drive problems. Sun
neither supports nor assumes any responsibility for unauthorized use of the
maintenance port by non-Sun personnel.
An encryption status LED is present on the rear panel of the T9840D.
Encryption
Encryption is based on the science of cryptography and is one of today’s most effective
ways to achieve data security. To read an encrypted file, you must have access to the
key that enables the drive to decipher the data.
The T9840D tape drive employs a device-based (or data-at-rest) encryption solution.
The drive is shipped from the factory encryption-capable, but not encryption-enabled.
You must explicitly enable the drive for encryption.
Note – A tape drive that has not been enabled for encryption can neither read nor
append to any encrypted data cartridge.
An encryption-enabled drive can:
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Write to the data cartridge in encrypted mode only (by using its assigned write key)
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Read an encrypted data cartridge, if it has the proper read key
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Read non-encrypted data cartridges
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Format tape cartridges
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Run all diagnostic tests (service representative function)
An encryption-enabled drive cannot:
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Append to a non-encrypted data cartridge
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Write to a non-encrypted data cartridge
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Mix encrypted and non-encrypted data on the same cartridge
Encryption Resources
For additional information on the encryption capabilities and features, refer to:
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Crypto Key Management Station, User’s Guide, PN 96262
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Crypto Key Management Station, Configuration and Startup Guide, PN 96261
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Crypto Key Management Station and Data-at-Rest Encryption, Technical Brief,
PN TT0018
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Encryption Status LED
Encryption-capable drives have a tri-color, encryption-status LED on the rear panel, see
TABLE 1-1 on page 26 for an explanation of the status indications. Drive trays that fully
enclose the drive transfer the LED indication to the rear of the tray through a light pipe
(see the CRYPT label in the figure below).
If the encryption status LED is green, it indicates that the drive is encryption capable,
but not encryption enabled. In this state, the drive functions only in a non-encryption
safe mode, and cannot read/write encrypted data cartridges. However, the drive can
function normally for non-encryption tasks.
Once the drive is encryption enabled, the LED turns red to indicate that the drive is
armed and functioning in the encryption mode. In this state, the drive can read/write
encrypted data cartridges. The drive can also read non-encrypted data cartridges, but
cannot write to non-encrypted data cartridges.
FIGURE 1-2
Encryption Status LED (SL8500 Library Drive Tray)
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Configurations
The following table interprets the various states of the encryption status LED. Refer to
the Crypto Key Management documentation for additional information.
TABLE 1-1
Encryption Status LED State Descriptions
LED State
Mode
Description
Green
Safe
Encryption capable, but not enabled.
Normal-unencrypted drive write/read cartridge operations.
Red
Armed
Encryption enabled/active.
Ready to encrypt.
Slow flashing Green1
Reset2
Encryption previously enabled, but requires keys.
Drive is capable read-only, unencrypted cartridge operations.
Slow flashing Red1
Encryption read/write cartridge operation in progress.
Amber
Requires media key.
Slow flashing
Cycling3
Amber1
Requires device key.
Zeroed
Media, device, and enabling keys missing.
The drive is unusable, and must be returned to manufacturing.
1. Slow flash (1 cycle per second)
2. Drive is no longer capable of unencrypted write operation once encryption has been enabled.
3. The LED continuously cycles through all three colors at the slow flash rate.
Configurations
T9840 Tape Drives are available in desktop, rack-mountable, and library-attached
configurations.
Manual Load Drive Units
Both the desktop and rack-mount configurations, shown in FIGURE 1-3 on page 27,
feature manual tape cartridge loading. The desktop version (T9840A/B) comprises a
single drive and a power supply mounted within a cabinet with rubber feet. The rackmount version includes a single drive or dual drives plus power supplies in a chassis
(tray).
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FIGURE 1-3
T9840 Desktop and Rack-mount Units
Desktop Unit
Rack-Mount Tray
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Up to six single-drive and/or dual-drive trays may coexist in a single cabinet, such as
the stand-alone RACK001 shown in Figure 1-4.
FIGURE 1-4
RACK001 with Six T9840 Rack-mount Drive Trays
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Configurations
Library Attached Configurations
The drive is available in configurations for various libraries; several are shown in the
following figure.
Refer to the appropriate library documentation for additional information.
FIGURE 1-5
T9840 Tape Drive Library Attached Configurations
Tray Assembly for 9310/9360/9740/L5510
Tray Assembly for 9710 (T9840A/B)
Tray Assembly for 9738 (T9840A)
Tray Assembly for SL8500
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Cartridge Scratch Loader Drive Units
The cartridge scratch loader (CSL) configuration (T9840A only) features
manual/automatic/system sequencing of up to six tape cartridges. Both the CSL
desktop and rack-mountable units are shown in the following figure.
FIGURE 1-6
CSL Desktop and Rack-mount (T9840A)
CSL Desktop Unit (T9840A)
CSL Rack-Mount Tray (T9840A)
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The desktop version comprises a single drive, power supply, and loader mechanism
contained in a cabinet with rubber feet. The rack-mountable version differs only in the
cover, and the addition of rail assembles for rack mounting. A single cabinet, such as
the RACK001 can hold up to six CSLs, or combinations of CSLs and manual load drive
units.
Interfaces
Host interfaces for the T9840 Tape Drive include Enterprise Systems Connection
(ESCON), Fibre Channel (FC), Fibre Connection (FICON), or small computer system
interface (SCSI). Not all interfaces are available for all configurations, see TABLE A-7 on
page 90.
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Cartridges
Cartridges
The 9840 data cartridge shown in the figure below has the supply and takeup reels
inside the cartridge which permits midpoint loading and fast access to data files.
FIGURE 1-7
9840 Tape Cartridge
CUSTOMER
LABEL
AREA
MANUFACTURER
LABEL
AREA
MEDIA ID
LABEL
FINGER
GRIPS
VOLSER
LABEL
WRITE
PROTECT
SWITCH
(FORWARD
POSITION IS
WRITE PROTECTED)
REAR VIEW
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The 9840 data cartridge has a typical capacity of:
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20 GB, uncompressed when written by a T9840A or T9840B drive
40 GB when written by a T9840C drive (PRML data format)
75 GB when written by a T9840D drive (PRML data format)
See TABLE 1-2 on page 31 for information regarding read and write compatibility.
The 9840 cleaning cartridge is capable of 100 cleaning operations. The media
identification labels for 9840 Tape Cartridges have unique letters:
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R - 9840 standard and VolSafe data tape cartridges
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U - cleaning cartridge used with T9840A, T9840B, and T9840C drives
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Y - cleaning cartridge used with the T9840D drive only
A variation of the data cartridge is available for VolSafe (append-only) use.
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The manufacturer and media identification labels are yellow (9840A/B), green
(9840C), or purple (T9840D).
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The write-protect switch is yellow (9840A/B), green (9840C), or purple (T9840D).
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Model-unique dimple pattern on the bottom of the cartridge case.
Call 1-877-STK-TAPE (785-8273) to order media or for media pre-sales support. To place
orders electronically, send an e-mail to: us.mediaorders@sun.com or
EMEA.mediaorders@sun.com.
For labels, contact EDP/Colorflex at 1-888-438-8362 or http://www.colorflex.com.
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Since T9840A, T9840B, T9840C, and T9840D drives use the same 9840 standard data
cartridge, you should take extra media management measures when:
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T9840C drives co-exist in the same library system with T9840A/B drives
T9840D drives co-exist in the same library system with T9840A/B/C drives
The extra measures essentially involve creation and management of separate media
pools/sub-pools for:
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T9840A/B formatted/written data cartridges
T9840C formatted/written data cartridges
T9840D formatted/written data cartridges
Guidelines for creation and maintenance of media pools/sub-pools are located in
ACSLS, HSC, and independent software vender (ISV) documentation sets.
TABLE 1-2
Cartridge Read/Write Compatibility
Drive Model
Compatibility
T9840A
T9840B
T9840C
T9840D
Read a cartridge formatted by:
T9840A and
T9840B
T9840A and
T9840B
T9840A,
T9840B, and
T9840C
T9840A,
T9840B,
T9840C, and
T9840D
Write or append data to a cartridge
formatted by:
T9840A and
T9840B
T9840A and
T9840B
T9840C
T9840D
T9840A/B tape drives cannot read from a data cartridge written by either T9840C or
T9840D tape drive because of the higher-density formats, and must have an appropriate
drive firmware level to even identify the higher-density data cartridges:
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T9840A:
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R1.33.103, or higher, to identify a T9840C written cartridge
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R1.41.105, or higher, to identify a T9840D written cartridge
T9840B:
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R1.33.303, or higher, to identify a T9840C written cartridge
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R1.41.305, or higher, to identify a T9840D written cartridge
T9840C - R1.41.505, or higher, to identify a T9840D written cartridge
Without the appropriate drive firmware level, a T9840A/B drive would consider a
higher-density formatted cartridge blank and available for scratch. T9840A/B drive
attempts to read the data from an identified higher-density data cartridge will fail.
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The T9840C or T9840D tape drive can read data from a tape cartridge written by a
T9840A/B tape drive in the low-density format, but does not append data to that
cartridge. An attempt to append a low-density data cartridge on a T9840C or T9840D
drive will fail, and sense byte data indicates an error (similar to that of a file-protected
data cartridge).
Note – For additional information about mixed-media management see “Cross-Density
MIR Processing”.
Media Information Region
The T9840 tape drives use information recorded on each tape cartridge to access and
manage that tape cartridge while it is loaded in the drive. This information is recorded
at the beginning of the tape in an area known as the Media Information Region (MIR).
The information contained in the MIR falls into two major categories:
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Statistical Counters
Statistical counters include read/write activity, error activity, cumulative mounts and
other information that reflects tape cartridge usage.
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Data Pointers
The data pointer information is basically a directory (map) used to locate the data on
the physical tape media. Since user data is compressed and written in drive
controlled blocks on the tape, a map is needed to efficiently locate the data after it is
written. This map provides an index between user block ID's and the physical block
on the tape media. Once the data is written, the drive accesses this map to optimize
access to the user data.
A read to a user block ID is translated to the physical location on the tape media, and
the drive determines the quickest method to read the block. If the block is some
physical distance from the current location, a calculation results in a high-speed
locate to the block location and is followed by a normal speed read.
The existence of the MIR is usually transparent to the user unless the MIR has a
problem. This could occur if the MIR update fails during a dismount. The impact of an
invalid MIR occurs in several areas. Since the MIR enables high speed positioning, an
invalid MIR forces all operations to a slow speed mode. This has no impact on a
sequential read from the beginning of the tape. However, an operation that could use
high-speed locate defaults to a sequential slow speed read to the requested block,
which can result in a longer processing time.
An invalid MIR might be suspected if you observe poor performance on a specific tape
cartridge. The T9x40 drive also posts a 36B2 informational FSC whenever a tape
cartridge with an invalid MIR is loaded.
The following sections describe MIR processing and some potential implications of MIR
problems.
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Normal MIR Processing
Every time a tape cartridge is loaded, the MIR is read from the tape media and saved in
the drive memory. When the MIR is loaded in drive memory, an invalid flag is written
in the tape-resident MIR. The tape-resident MIR is marked invalid because it does not
reflect results of activity in the current mount session. All subsequent MIR accesses
during the current mount session are saved in the memory-resident MIR.
When the tape cartridge is unloaded, as part of the unload routine, the memoryresident MIR information is written to the tape-resident MIR and the MIR invalid flag
is turned off. A copy of the memory-resident MIR is stored in the drive’s persistent
memory (EEPROM) and used should the MIR fail to be written because of a power
failure or firmware problem (SNO or should not occur).
Cross-Density MIR Processing
Whenever a data cartridge is loaded that was written in a data density format that is
different from the one used when the drive writes, model-specific MIR processing
occurs. The following explanations cover:
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T9840D tape drive loaded with a lower-density cartridge
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T9840C tape drive loaded with aT9840D-written data cartridge
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T9840C tape drive loaded with a T9840A/B-written data cartridge
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T9840A/B drive loaded with a high-density tape cartridge
T9840D Tape Drive Loaded With a Lower-Density Cartridge
When the T9840D drive detects that a data cartridge is loaded, the drive first looks in
the designated location for a T9840D MIR. If a T9840D MIR is not found, the drive then
checks for a T9840C MIR and, if its not found, it then checks for a T9840A/B MIR. The
processing for these operations is described in the sections below. If the MIR cannot be
read, the T9840D drive attempts to recover its contents using any portions of the MIR
that can be read and the contents of the Format Identity Burst (FIB).
Note – The FIB is written in a format that can be read by T9840C and T9840A/B drives
if they have an appropriate level of firmware.
The T9840D uses a memory-resident copy of the MIR to access user data pointers for
read-only functions. Statistical counters are continuously updated in the memoryresident MIR with any drive activity.
When the data cartridge is unloaded, the T9840D drives writes the FIB to the highdensity MIR location.
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When the T9840D drive identifies the data cartridge as a low-density data format,
i.e., written by a T9840C or T9840A/B, it displays Ready L on its operator panel.
The T9840D tape drive cannot correct or cause an invalid MIR on a T9840C
written data cartridge. A T9840C MIR can only become invalid during a mount on
a T9840C drive.
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The T9840D tape drive cannot correct or cause an invalid MIR on a T9840A/B
written data cartridge. A T9840A/B MIR can only become invalid during a mount
on a T9840A/B drive.
If a T9840C or T9840A/B written data cartridge has an invalid MIR, its contents
cannot be read into the T9840D drive's memory and the user data pointer
information will be unavailable. This causes a performance degradation.
T9840C tape Drive Loaded With a T9840D Data Cartridge
The T9840C drive will not be able to read the MIR written by a T9840D drive. Because
it was written by a T9840D there will be no T9840A/B MIR. The T9840C drive will read
the Format Identity Burst (FIB) written by the T9840D tape drive.
Note – The T9840C drive identifies the tape cartridge as high-density data format, and
Ready H (high-density) appears in the T9840C operator panel display.
Since the T9840D written data cannot be read by the T9840C tape drive, the only actions
available to the drive are:
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Unload the data cartridge
Reclaim the data cartridge
If the data cartridge is reclaimed, the T9840C drive will include the statistical
information from the T9840D FIB when it writes the T9840C MIR and FIB.
T9840C Tape Drive Loaded With a T9840A/B Data Cartridge
When a data cartridge is loaded into a T9840C, the drive first looks for a MIR at the
high-density MIR designated location; and will not find a MIR if the data cartridge is in
low-density data format. The high-density MIR location will be blank if it is the first
time the low-density data cartridge is loaded into a T9840C drive. This causes the drive
to look at the low-density MIR designated location, where it finds a MIR and reads it
into drive memory (invalid flag is not set).
The T9840C drive uses the memory-resident MIR for user data pointers for read-only
functions. During the first mount session, the drive captures statistical counters from
the MIR into a memory area called the Format Identity Burst (FIB), and continues to
build it with drive activity.
Note – The FIB is written in a special format which can also be read by T9840A/B
drives with the appropriate drive firmware level.
During the unload routine, the T9840C drive writes the FIB to the high-density MIR
designated tape location. The tape-resident, low density MIR remains intact and valid.
Notes:
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The T9840C drive identifies the tape cartridge as low-density data format, which
results in the display of Ready L (low-density) on the T9840C operator panel.
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The T9840C tape drive cannot cause nor correct an invalid MIR on a low-density
data cartridge. A low-density MIR can only become invalid during a mount on a
T9840A/B tape drive.
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If a low-density data cartridge MIR is invalid, it is not read into the T9840C drive
memory, and not available for user data pointer information. Therefore, T9840C
performance for a low-density data cartridge with an invalid MIR is degraded.
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Since a T9840C tape drive cannot correct nor rebuild a low-density data cartridge
invalid MIR, the only options for increasing performance are:
i. Migrate the data to a high-density format cartridge, using a copy utility with a
second T9840C drive
ii. Rebuild the MIR with a T9840A/B tape drive
iii. Operate with degraded performance
On subsequent mounts, the T9840C drive first sees the tape-resident FIB, identifies the
tape cartridge as low-density, and reads the low-density MIR into drive memory. At
dismount, the T9840C updates the tape-resident FIB with cumulative data, including
newer statistical data from the MIR, if the cartridge had been loaded into a T9840A/B
drive since the last mount in a T9840C drive.
T9840A/B Tape Drives
When a high-density data cartridge is loaded into a T9840A/B drive with appropriate
level firmware, the drive looks for a low-density MIR at the default location but finds a
Format Identity Burst (FIB), which identifies the cartridge as formatted in a highdensity. Since the T9840A/B drive cannot read nor write higher-density data,
subsequent normal read/write attempts will fail unless the cartridge is being reclaimed.
A T9840A/B drive cannot update statistical data, such as the mount/dismount count in
the FIB. Therefore, cumulative statistical data will not include mounts into a T9840A/B
drive as long as the tape cartridge is in high-density format.
The tape cartridge could be deliberately over-written in low-density data format from
the beginning-of-tape point, or reformatted to low-density data format by the offline
Drive Operation, Make Data Tape submenu. Either case over-writes the FIB with a lowdensity MIR, and erases the high-density MIR. Such a reformatted data cartridge is no
longer identifiable as a high-density data cartridge, but does include the statistical data
read from the FIB.
When a low-density data cartridge with a tape-resident FIB (created by a T9840C or
T9840D drive) is loaded into a T9840A/B drive with appropriate level firmware, the
MIR is read into drive memory and an invalid flag is written to the tape-resident MIR.
During the unload routine, the T9840A/B drive compares statistical data in the taperesident MIR with statistical data in the tape-resident FIB, and uses the latest data to
calculate the statistical data update into the new tape-resident MIR.
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The T9840A/B drive shows Ready H on the operator panel when a cartridge
written by a T9840C or T9840D drive is loaded.
If the last load was into a T9840A/B drive, the tape-resident MIR will contain the
latest statistical data; whereas, if the last load was into a T9840C or T9840D drive,
the tape-resident FIB contains the latest data.
In order to recognize a high-density data cartridge written by a T9840C or T9840D
drive, and to properly handle a low-density data cartridge that has been
previously loaded into a T9840C or T9840D drive, T9840A/B drives must have the
appropriate drive firmware level, refer to “Mixed Media Management” on page
31.
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If a T9840A/B drive has down level drive firmware, a high-density data cartridge
would be considered as a blank tape cartridge; and, a low-density data cartridge
would lose statistical data stored in the FIB during a previous mount into a
T9840C drive.
Exceptional MIR Processing
There are instances when the MIR process departs from the normal.
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Write Protect
When the tape cartridge is write protected, neither the MIR nor FIB is rewritten and
statistical information for that mount is not captured. If the tape cartridge is in a
library that logically write protects the tape cartridge, the MIR is updated as normal
on each dismount.
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Major Error/Power Off
If a tape cartridge is mounted and the drive SNO's (should not occur error) or loses
power, the drive memory-resident MIR is not written to the tape media. Instead after
IPL (initial program load), the drive will read the existing MIR on tape. Special data
is saved in EEPROM that will allow the existing MIR to be updated and rewritten to
the media with the valid flag set. Therefore, the MIR will contain all positioning
information up to the last mount and this tape will operate with mixed performance
until EOD is found. T9840A/B/C drives must have the appropriate drive firmware
level to update the MIR after a SNO or power loss, refer to “Mixed Media
Management” on page 31.
Invalid MIR Correction
Once a tape cartridge has an invalid MIR, some action is required to correct it. An
invalid MIR can be corrected in several ways using the drive model that created the
cartridge (for example: a T9840A/B formatted cartridge in a T9840A/B drive or a
T9840C formatted cartridge in a T9840C drive).
1. Reading to the end of existing data (EOD) creates a complete and valid MIR. This is
done at normal read speeds and could take up to 45 minutes, for a full 9840 tape
cartridge.
2. Appending to the tape cartridge will also create a valid MIR, although a slow speed
read must first be done to the end of existing user data.
3. The Drive Operation Menu (offline) “Rebuild MIR” utility will sequentially read
from block ID 0 to the EOD. The MIR will be complete and valid when the tape
cartridge is unloaded (see“Build MIR” on page 72).
4. The Drive Operation Menu (offline) “Make Data Tape” utility will reformat the tape
cartridge with a valid MIR. However, all previous data will be lost (see“Reformat a
Cartridge” on page 71).
The memory-resident MIR is always rebuilt to the last block read, on-the-fly, during
normal read/write functions. When the partially rebuilt memory-resident MIR is
written to the tape during the download process, the invalid flag is reset because the
MIR is now partially valid. This can result in seemingly conflicting performance from a
single tape.
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If a tape cartridge with a partially valid MIR is mounted for long periods of time
with locates to different locations, locate times will be inconsistent depending on
whether the locate is to a record already in the rebuilt MIR, or if some low speed
locate is required.
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The longer the tape cartridge is mounted and the more activity occurs, the more
rebuilt the memory-resident MIR becomes. Once the EOD is reached, the MIR is
complete and valid.
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2
Operator Panel
Front Panel
The T9840 tape drive front panel is the operator’s interface with the drive. The panel
features: a cartridge load/unload slot, four indicator lights, four switches, a manual
unload device, and an alphanumeric display with an optional tape bar (FIGURE 2-1).
FIGURE 2-1
T9840 Operator Panel
ACTIVITY
INDICATOR
POWER
INDICATOR
LOAD/UNLOAD
SLOT
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SWITCH
SERVICE
INDICATOR
CLEAN
INDICATOR
DISPLAY
IPL
SWITCH
MENU
SWITCH
SELECT
SWITCH
MANUAL
UNLOAD
DEVICE
TAPE
CARTRIDGE
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Load/Unload Slot
Chapter 4, “Operator Tasks” describes how to use the switches to perform operations.
Chapter 5, “Indicators and Messages” describes how to interpret the indicators and
display messages.
Load/Unload Slot
The load/unload slot is the opening in the front panel that accepts 9840 Tape
Cartridges, loaded by hand, by a T9840A CSL, or by a robotic hand in a library. After a
tape cartridge is inserted, the loader mechanism raises to engage the tape cartridge and
draw it into the loaded position. After an unload command, the loader mechanism
rewinds the tape to the mid-point, and ejects the cartridge into the slot for removal.
Indicators
TABLE 2-1 describes T9840 Tape Drive operator panel indicators.
TABLE 2-1
Operator Panel Indicators
Indicator
Indication
Explanation
power (green)
Off:
Flashing:
Flashing does not stop:
On (steady):
Power is not applied.
Unit is powering up, performing IPL, or collecting dump data.
IPL failed.
Power applied and IPL complete.
activity (green)
Off:
Flashing:
On (steady):
Tape cartridge is not loaded.
Tape cartridge is loaded and the tape is moving.
Tape cartridge is loaded and the tape is stopped.
clean (amber)
On (steady):
Drive requires cleaning because:
1. A firmware-defined length of tape has passed over the R/W
heads.
2. A read/write perm (permanent error) is detected, and at least
one-half the firmware-defined length of tape has passed over
the R/W heads.
See “Clean the Drive” on page 73 for use of cleaning cartridges.
service (red)
Off:
Flashing:
Error(s) have not been detected.
Error(s) detected and dump data has been saved to the EEPROM.
The message DumpAgain? displays if the drive detects the same
Fault Symptom Code (FSC) within one minute. Manually initiate
IPL. If the IPL does not eliminate the problem, contact authorized
service personnel.
A hardware error is detected and the drive is not functional. If a
manually initiated IPL does not eliminate the problem, contact
authorized service personnel
On (steady):
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Switches
TABLE 2-2 describes T9840 operator panel switch functions.
TABLE 2-2
Operator Panel Switches
Switch
Description
Menu
Pressing the Menu switch accesses the menu system, steps through a series of
submenus, or answers No to a displayed question. Pressing the Menu switch the first
time causes the Online/Offline selection to display.
See x for information/guidance with the menu system.
Select
Pressing the Select switch accesses a displayed submenu, steps through possible
options of a submenu, or answers Yes to a displayed question.
When the drive is Online, and the display is showing a view only configuration
submenu, pressing Select is same as pressing Menu.
IPL
Pressing the IPL switch causes the drive to execute an initial program load (IPL)
sequence. During IPL, the drive firmware loads from non-volatile memory in an
EEPROM, to RAM. The same process occurs at power-on.
Unload
Pressing the Unload switch causes the tape cartridge to rewind, unthread, and
unload; ending with the tape cartridge ejected and retrievable.
If this switch is pressed during a write operation, the drive attempts to write the
remaining data before it unloads. A display of UnWr xxxx (meaning Unwritten Data,
where xxxx is a fault symptom code) means that the attempt failed and some data
remains unwritten to tape.
Note – Pressing Unload a second time causes the
unwritten data to be lost. Before you press Unload again,
see UnWr xxxx on page 81.
Front panel switches are color coded by drive model:
T9840A - Yellow
T9840B - Purple
T9840C - Green
T9840D - Deep Purple
Manual Unload Device
The manual unload device (MUD) is a mechanism to manually remove a tape cartridge
from the drive if the Unload switch action fails, or power to the drive is unavailable.
The MUD is screwdriver operated to lower the loader mechanism and position the
cartridge to be manually pulled out of the load/unload slot. Only qualified service
personnel should operate the MUD.
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Display
Display
The operator panel has an 10 segment, alphanumeric display that indicates:
■
Drive status
■
Menu selections and configuration choices
■
Error messages and fault symptom codes
■
Host-generated messages
■
Tape bar, if activated
The display is formed by a horizontal array of 10 segments. Each segment is formed by
an array of 35 dots—five wide and seven high. Each array can form an uppercase or
lowercase alpha character, a numerical digit, or a special character, such as an asterisk
(*). When the tape bar is not activated, the lighted segments and dots form text
messages. The text messages may display steadily, flashing, or alternating with other
messages.
Tape Bar
The tape bar uses the operator panel display to show the amount of tape that has been
written and read. The tape bar is a configuration option that must be activated by
authorized service personnel. Once activated, it appears on the operator panel display
when the drive is reading or writing.
When the tape bar is activated, the segments and dots simultaneously show the
percentage of the total tape length that has been written and read. Each dot represents
2% of the tape length; each segment represents 10%.
Note – The tape bar gets its information from the media information region (MIR) on
the tape. The MIR is written to the tape when the tape is unloaded. If the MIR is bad,
the tape bar does not display. To rewrite the MIR, see “Build MIR” on page 72.
Write Bar
As data is written to tape, the lighted dots forming the write bar appear at the left side
of the display and advance to the right. The write bar uses the full height of the display.
As the dots fill the display, note that only every other dot is lighted. The point where
the write bar ends is the percentage of tape written.
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FIGURE 2-2
Tape Bar
READ BAR (24%)
10%
20%
10%
30%
WRITE BAR (50%)
40%
20%
50%
30%
UNWRITTEN AREA
60%
40%
70%
80%
50%
90%
100%
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As data is read from the tape, the read bar appears in the center of the write bar as a
single row of unlighted dots. This row is bordered above and below by single rows of
lighted dots. The read bar also begins at the left side of the display and advances to the
right. The point where the read bar ends is the percentage of tape that has been read.
FIGURE 2-2 is a simplified and an actual view of a tape bar that shows a tape that is 50%
written and 34% read.
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SL8500 Library Controls/Indicators
SL8500 Library Controls/Indicators
When a T9840 Tape Drive is attached to the SL8500 Modular Library System, you
cannot access the drive operator panel, nor is there a rear operator panel.
SL8500/T9x40 Drive Tray
FIGURE 2-3 illustrates the power switch and indicators on the rear panel of the
SL8500/T9x40 drive tray.
■
■
The power (PWR) switch is a momentary push-switch that manually changes the
state of the internal power supply PWA.
The green PWR LED indicates the power state of the tray:
Not lit: Power is not on, nor is 48 Vdc input power applied to the tray
Blinking: Power is not on, but 48 Vdc input power is applied to the tray
Steady: Power is on, and power supply output voltages are normal
■
The red FAULT LED indicates anomalies within either the internal power supply
PWA, or with the drive tray fan assembly.
Notes:
■
■
■
FIGURE 2-3
Library firmware controls the drive tray power and indicators.
The red FAULT LED DOES NOT indicate drive-related anomalies.
Pressing the SL8500 drive tray PWR switch, while the tray is powered, DOES
NOT cause an interrupt signal to the library firmware. You must wait at least 10seconds before pressing the PWR switch to manually power-on the drive.
Otherwise, the library’s drive audit will be corrupted. Generally, when the red
FAULT LED comes on (after power-off), it is safe to re-push the PWR switch to
reapply power to the drive tray.
SL8500/T9840 Drive Tray Rear Panel
PWR
Switch
PWR
LED
FAULT
LED
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StorageTek Library Console
Although you cannot access the T9840 Tape Drive Operator Panel to view menu items,
you can use the StorageTek Library Console (SLC), local or remote, to display data
pertinent to the attached drives.
Drive Folder Top Level Display
FIGURE 2-4 shows an overall summary of the Drive Folder. The left window pane
displays library folders in a tree format, which you can expand or collapse.
FIGURE 2-4
SL8500 SLC Drive Folder Display
The right window pane summarizes drive data in a tabular format, whether you
expand or collapse the drive folder tree view. You can customize how the data is
displayed, by sorting the rows, relative to a selected column, and/or
reordering/resizing the columns.
Notes:
The “HLI-PRC Addr” column displays the host software logical address for the
drive, relative to the specific host software.
The “Op State” column is online/offline relative to the library drive controller,
and not relative to the drive, menu-driven online/offline.
The “Code Ver” column displays the drive’s current firmware level, including
the drive interface sub-module level. Interface level 4.06, or higher is required
for proper SL8500 operation.
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SL8500 Library Controls/Indicators
Drive Specific Displays
When you select an individual drive in the tree window, the right window will change
to display additional data relative to the selected drive, instead of the drive folder
summary data.
Note – The drive displays are evolving; therefore, what is presented here is for
illustrative purposes only.
Currently, the Status and Properties display tabs are available:
Status
The tab shown in FIGURE 2-5 displays key drive status data.
FIGURE 2-5
SL8500 SLC Drive Status Display
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Properties
The General block of this tab, FIGURE 2-6, displays some of the data from the drive
folder summary, but also includes the drive interface type (not displayed in the
summary.
The Drive Configuration block displays selected configuration items, such as dynamic
World-Wide-Name (dWWN) which is auto-set, relative to the drive bay number, by the
library firmware.
FIGURE 2-6
SL8500 SLC Drive Properties Display
You can view and use the SLC drive displays to develop reports to support and analyze
drive-related problems.
Note – Additional general guidance on using the SLC application is available within
the SLC “Help” function.
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3
Menus
The menu system provides the operator and service representative a means to
determine drive configuration settings, access drive utilities, and display the drive
firmware level.
The menu system information and guidelines are provided in the following order:
1. “Menu Structure Overview” on page 49
2. “Menu Operations” on page 50
3. “Online Menu Operation” on page 50
4. “Offline Menus” on page 61
Menu Structure Overview
The drive has two main menus. The main menu that appears when the drive is online
is primarily for viewing the drive configuration settings. The main menu that appears
when the drive is offline is primarily for changing the drive configurations. Use the
Menu and Select switched to navigate through the menu system.
■
Press Menu (No) to bypass and advance to the next menu.
■
Press Select (Yes) to enter the submenus.
When you press the Menu switch on the operator panel, the first menu provides
selection of Online (default) or Offline menus. Press the Select switch to toggle
between online mode and offline mode as desired, then press the Menu switch to
advance to the next menu.
Online/
View/Change
View/Change
Drive
Drive
Exit
Offline
Configuration
TCP/IP
Operations
Firmware
Menu
Configuration
sub-menus
(Online - View)
(Offline - Change)
TCP/IP
sub-menus
(Online - View)
(Offline - Change)
Toggles
Online/Offline
(no sub-menus)
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sub-menus
(Offline only)
Current firmware
release level
(no sub-menus)
Exits menu
system
(no sub-menus)
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Menu Operations
View/Change Configuration menus display drive configuration settings (view only)
when online, or allow drive configuration changes when offline. Press Menu to
advance the display to the next menu. Press Select to enter the submenus.
View/Change TCP Configuration menus display the drive Transmission Control
Protocol /Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) configuration settings (view only) when online, or
allow TCP/IP configuration changes when offline. Press Menu to advance the display to
the next menu. Press Select to enter the submenus.
Drive Operations menus (offline only) provide drive utilities. Press Menu to advance the
display to the next menu. Press Select to enter the submenus.
The Drive Firmware menu displays (view only) the current drive firmware release level.
The Exit Menu allows you the choice to either loop-back to the Online/Offline selection
menu by pressing Menu or to exit the menu system by pressing Select.
Menu Operations
FIGURE 3-1 is a legend for navigating the menu trees shown in this chapter.
FIGURE 3-1
Menu Tree Legend
Option
Option
Press Menu to bypass.
Option
1
2
Select
etc.
Press Select to step options,
then press Menu to invoke,
and step to next menu.
Menu
Option ?
Press Menu for No
and bypass submenu.
Select
Yes
Connection from
related menu or
submenu.
Menu
Press Select for Yes
and go to submenu.
No
From
xxxyyyzzza
Characters
in italics are
variable.
Select
Menu
View only display,
press Menu or Select to
step to next menu.
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When the drive is Online, the menus shown in FIGURE 3-2 are available. Press Menu to
advance to the View Configuration menu.
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■
■
■
■
■
FIGURE 3-2
View
View
View
View
View
the
the
the
the
the
drive configuration
TCP/IP configuration (N/A for the T9840A)
drive firmware level
ASIC firmware level (FICON drives only)
CSL firmware level
Online Menus
View Drive
Configuration
(Fibre Channel)
View Drive
Configuration
(SCSI)
View Drive
Configuration
(ESCON)
View Drive
Configuration
(FICON)
View TCP/IP
Configuration
NA T9X40A
View Drive
Firmware
Level
View ASIC
Firmware
Level
View CSL
Firmware
Level
Compress
Mode
Compress
Mode
Compress
Mode
Interface
Selection
See Note
DSE Mode
DSE Mode
Drive
Firmware
Release Level
CSL
Firmware
Release Level
SCSI ID
Logical
Drive
Address
Stratix and
Excaliber
ASIC
Firmware
Release
Level
Port A and B
Attributes
SCSI Target
Negotiation
Mode
Standard
Label
Protect
Language
Selection
SCSI
Speed
VolSafe
Usage
SCSI
Width
Full Code
Tape Bar
Usage
Emulation
Mode
Language
Selection
Library
Address
VolSafe
Usage
Tape Bar
Usage
Full Code
Language
Selection
CSL
Power Up
Mode
World Wide
Name (H)
World Wide
Name (L)
Serial
Number
Exit or Loop
Emulation
Mode
Library
Address
CSL
Power Up
Mode
World Wide
Name (H)
Exit
Menu
Exits Menu
System
(None = No CSL)
(T9840C & D
FICON ONLY)
Limit Error
Recovery
Process
VolSafe
Usage
Full Code
Emulation
Mode
Library
Address
World Wide
Name (L)
CSL
Power Up
Mode
Serial
Number
Serial
Number
Exit or Loop
Exit or Loop
Note:
The TCP/IP Configuration
submenus are for use
by authorized service
personnel only.
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Online Menu Operation
FIGURE 3-3 through FIGURE 3-5 on page 54 show the view configuration menu tree for
the Fibre Channel interface.
FIGURE 3-3
View Fibre Channel Menu Tree (Part 1 of 3)
Select
View CFG ?
A
Sheet 2
Yes
Menu
Menu
No
E
Sheet 2
1
(Select Online)
Online
Offline
View TCP ?
Select
Toggle
Menu
Menu
2
Rx.yy.zzza
Port A ENA
Port A DIS
Select
Menu
3
CSL XXXXX
Menu
(x.y.z/NONE)
Notes:
Port B ENA
Port B DIS
Menu
1
NA T9840A
Exit Menu?
2
Firmware release number
3
CSL Firmware release number
only appears when drive is
installed in a CSL.
Select
Menu
No
Menu
Select Yes
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FIGURE 3-4
View Fibre Channel Menu Tree (Part 2 of 3)
A
Sheet 1
Emul XXXXX
Cmprss Xxx
(Yes/Off/No)
Menu
Menu
Lib Adr xy
Full DSE X
(Y/N)
Menu
Menu
CSL Xxxxxx
Port A XXX
View PrtA?
(ENA/DIS)
Select
Yes
Menu
B
Sheet 3
(System/Auto
/Manual
No
Menu
View PrtB?
Select
Yes
Menu
C
Sheet 3
H=xxxxxxxx
No
D
Sheet 3
Menu
Tape Bar X
L=yyyyyyyy
(Y/N)
Menu
Menu
2
1
WWN Custom
(Language)
Menu
Menu
3
VolSafe X
S/N Normal
(Y/N)
S/N Custom
Menu
Menu
FullCode X
(Y/N)
S/N=zzzzzz
Menu
Menu
Exit CFG ?
No
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Current language
2
Custom display appears only when Custom WWN is in use.
3
S/N Normal/Custom display appears only in emulation modes
3590 and 3590s, (1.35.x02., and higher)
Menu
Select Yes
E
Sheet 1
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FIGURE 3-5
View Fibre Channel Menu Tree (Part 3 of 3)
Port A
Port B
C
Sheet 2
Hard PA X
B
Sheet 2
(Y/N)
Hard PA X
(Y/N)
Menu
Menu
PA=xx, yyy
PA=xx, yyy
Menu
Menu
Soft PA XX
Soft PA XX
(HI/LO)
(HI/LO)
Menu
Menu
MaxSz xxxx
MaxSz xxxx
Menu
Menu
A_I=xxyyzz
A_I=xxyyzz
Menu
Menu
H=xxxxxxxx
H=xxxxxxxx
Menu
Menu
L=yyyyyyyy
L=yyyyyyyy
Menu
Menu
1
1
WWN Custom
WWN Custom
Menu
Menu
Select
View PrtB
D
Sheet 2
Yes
Menu
No
Notes:
D
Sheet 2
1 Custom display appears
only when Custom WWN is in use.
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FIGURE 3-6 through FIGURE 3-7 on page 56 show the view configuration for the SCSI
interface.
FIGURE 3-6
View SCSI Configuration Tree (Part 1 of 2)
Select
View CFG ?
A
Sheet 2
Yes
Menu
No
B
Sheet 2
Menu
View TCP ?
(Select Online)
Online
Offline
1
Select
Toggle
Menu
2
Rx.yy.zzza
Menu
Menu
3
CSL XXXXX
(x.y.z/NONE)
Menu
Notes:
Exit Menu?
1. T9X40B
NA T9840A
No
Menu
Select Yes
2. Firmware release number
3. CSL Firmware release number only
appears when drive is installed in a CSL
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FIGURE 3-7
A
Sheet 1
View SCSI Configuration Tree (Part 2 of 2)
Cmprss Xxx
Tape Bar X
(Yes/Off/No)
(Y/N)
H=xxxxxxxx
Menu
Menu
Menu
1
L=yyyyyyyy
Full DSE X
(Language)
(Y/N)
Menu
Menu
2
Menu
WWN Custom
VolSafe X
SCSI ID x
(Y/N)
Menu
Menu
Menu
Tar Neg X
FullCode X
(Y/N)
(Y/N)
3
S/N Normal
S/N Custom
Menu
Menu
Menu
SCSI Xxxxxx
(Ultra/Slow
Emul XXXXX
S/N=zzzzzz
Menu
Menu
/Fast)
Menu
Lib Adr xy
Exit CFG ?
SCSI xxBit
Menu
(16/8)
Menu
No
Menu
Select Yes
CSL Xxxxxx
B
Sheet 1
(System/Auto
/Manual)
Menu
1 Current language selection.
2 Custom display appears only when Custom WWN is in use.
3 S/N Normal/Custom display appears only in emulation modes 3590
and 3590s, (1.35.x02., and higher)
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FIGURE 3-8 shows the view configuration menu tree for the ESCON interface.
FIGURE 3-8
View ESCON Configuration Menu Tree
Cmprss Xxx
Notes:
(Yes/Off/No)
1
NA T9X40A
2
Firmware release level
3
T9840A/B or T9940A in 3590/3590s
Emulation modes only
4
98x = 98a/98b
5
Current language
Menu
Menu
(Select Online)
Online
Full DSE X
Select
Offline
(Y/N)
Toggle
Menu
Menu
Drv Adr xy
Port ENA
Port DIS
Select
Menu
FullCode X
Menu
(Y/N)
SL Prot X
(Y/N)
View CFG ?
Menu
Select
Menu
Yes
Menu
Emul XXXXX
No
Lmit ERP
(Y/N)
Menu
1
Menu
View TCP ?
3
4
Lib Adr xy
98x Normal
98c Emul
Menu
2
Select
Menu
Menu
CLS Xxxxxx
Rx.yy.zzza
Menu
CSL XXXXX
(x.y.z/NONE)
Menu
Exit Menu?
Tape
Bar X
(Language)
(Y/N)
(System/Auto
Menu
Menu
(Language)
S/N=zzzzzz
/Manual)
5
Menu
Menu
VolSafe X
Exit CFG ?
(Y/N)
No
Menu
Select Yes
Menu
No
Menu
Select Yes
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FIGURE 3-9 through FIGURE 3-11 on page 60 show the view configuration menu tree for
the FICON interface based upon drive code level 1.36.504. The T9840D drive code
presents the configuration submenu items in a different order.
FIGURE 3-9
View FICON Configuration Menu Tree (Part 1 of 3)
Menu
(Select Online)
Online
Select
Offline
Toggle
Menu
A
Sheet 2
Select
View CFG ?
Yes
Menu
No
E
Sheet 2
View TCP ?
Menu
1
Rx.yy.zzza
Menu
2
Strxx Excy
Menu
3
CSL XXXXX
(x.y.z/NONE)
Menu
Exit Menu?
No
Menu
Select Yes
Notes:
1
Firmware release number
2
NA T9840B
3
CSL Firmware release number
only appears whtn drive is
installed in a CSL
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FIGURE 3-10
View FICON Configuration Menu Tree (Part 2 of 3)
A
Sheet 1
Intf XXXX
VolSafe X
(FICON/FCP)
(Y/N)
Menu
Menu
Cmprss Xxx
FullCode X
(Yes/Off/No)
(Y/N)
Menu
Menu
Full DSE X
(Y/N)
Emul XXXXX
Menu
Menu
Drv Adr xy
Lib Adr xy
Menu
Menu
SL Prot Y
SL Prot N
CSL Xxxxxx
Menu
(System/Auto
/Manual
Port A XXX
View PrtA?
(ENA/DIS)
Select
Yes
Menu
B
Sheet 3
Menu
No
H=xxxxxxxx
View PrtB?
Select
Yes
Menu
C
Sheet 3
Menu
No
D
Sheet 3
L=yyyyyyyy
1
98b Normal
98c Emul
Menu
Select
Menu
WWN Custom
Tape Bar X
Menu
3
(Y/N)
S/N=zzzzzz
Menu
Menu
(Language)
2
Exit CFG ?
1
T9840B in 3590/3590s
Emulation modes only
2
Current language
3
Custom display appears
only when Custom WWN
is in use.
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No
Menu
Select Yes
E
Sheet 1
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FIGURE 3-11
View FICON Configuration Menu Tree (Part 3 of 3)
Port A
Port B
C
Sheet 2
Hard PA X
B
Sheet 2
(Y/N)
Hard PA X
(Y/N)
Menu
Menu
PA=xx, yyy
PA=xx, yyy
Menu
Menu
Soft PA XX
Soft PA XX
(HI/LO)
(HI/LO)
Menu
Menu
MaxSz xxxx
MaxSz xxxx
Menu
Menu
A_I=xxyyzz
A_I=xxyyzz
Menu
Menu
H=xxxxxxxx
H=xxxxxxxx
Menu
Menu
L=yyyyyyyy
L=yyyyyyyy
Menu
Menu
1
1
WWN Custom
WWN Custom
Menu
Menu
Select
View PrtB
D
Sheet 2
Yes
Menu
No
Notes:
D
Sheet 2
1 Custom display appears
only when Custom WWN is in use.
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Offline Menus
With the offline menus, the operator can reformat a data tape cartridge and build the
media information region (MIR) on a tape cartridge.,
FIGURE 3-12
Offline Menus
ChangeDrive
Configuration
(ESCON)
Change Drive
Configuration
(FICON)
ChangeTCP/IP
Configuration
NA T9X40A
Compress
Mode
Compress
Mode
Interface
Selection
See Note
DSE Mode
DSE Mode
SCSI ID
Logical
Drive
Address
Change Drive Change Drive
Configuration Configuration
(Fibre Channel)
(SCSI)
Compress
Mode
Port A and B
Attributes
Language
Selection
SCSI Target
Negotiation
Mode
SCSI
Speed
Full Code
Tape Bar
Usage
Emulation
Mode
Language
Selection
Library
Address
VolSafe
Usage
Tape Bar
Usage
CSL
Power Up
Mode
Full Code
Language
Selection
World Wide
Name (H)
World Wide
Name (L)
Custom Serial
Number (3590
Mode only)
Save if
Needed
Exit or Loop
Emulation
Mode
Library
Address
CSL
Power Up
Mode
World Wide
Name (H)
Make Data
Tape
Rebuild MIR
Write/Read
Diagnostic
Servo Head
Diagnostic
View CSL
Firmware
Level
Drive
Firmware
Release Level
View CSL
Firmware
Release Level
Servo Load/
Unload
Diagnostic
Exit or Loop
Exit Menu
Exits Menu
System
(None =
No CSL)
View Drive
Firmware
Level
Stratix and
Excaliber
ASIC
Firmware
Release
Level
(T9840C & D
FICON ONLY)
VolSafe
Usage
Full Code
Emulation
Mode
Library
Address
World Wide
Name (L)
CSL
Power Up
Mode
Custom Serial
Number (3590
Mode only)
Save if
Needed
Save if
Needed
View Drive
Firmware
Level
Make Code
Tape
Limit Error
Recovery
Process
SCSI
Width
IPL from Tape
(Update MC)
Make Dump
Tape
Standard
Label
Protect
VolSafe
Usage
Drive
Operations
Note:
The TCP/IP Configuration
submenus are for use by
authorized service
personnel only.
Exit or Loop
Exit or Loop
Save if
Needed
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Offline Menus
FIGURE 3-13 shows the offline menu tree that features the drive operations sub-menus.
This menu branch (Drv Menu ?) is the same for Fibre Channel, SCSI, ESCON, and
FICON.
Drive Operations Menu Tree
FIGURE 3-13
IPL FromTP
Select
Ld IPL Tp
Yes
Menu
Menu
5
No
(Select Offline)
Online
Offline
MakeDumpTp
Select
Select
Ld Dump Tp
Yes
Toggle
Menu
Menu
MakeCodeTp
1
6
No
2
Select
Ld Code Tp
Yes
Chng TCP ?
Menu
Menu
No
MakeDataTp
6
No
Select
Ld Data Tp
Yes
Menu
3
Drv Menu ?
Select
Build MIR
Yes
Menu
No
Menu
4
Select
W/R Diag
Menu
ReadCustTP
(x.y.z/NONE)
4 Firmware release number.
5
Insert Firmware tape.
6
Insert Write-Enabled tape.
7
Insert tape requiring MIR.
Menu
Select Yes
Menu
9
Select
Ld Cust Tp
No
SrvoLdUnld
Select
LdScrtchTp
Yes
Menu
8 If using a CSL to build the MIR
on a tape, press the start switch
to load a tape after inserting
into the feed channel.
9
LdScrtchTp
Yes
Menu
No
Insert known good scratch tape.
8
No
2 T9840B.
See Figure 3-6.
NA T9840A
3 Offline only.
7
Yes
Menu
See interface Menu Tree.
CSL XXXXX
Exit Menu?
Ld Cust Tp
No
Notes:
1
Select
Yes
No
Rx.yy.zzza
6
No
9
No
Exit Drv ?
No
Menu
Select Yes
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CHAPTER
4.
Operator Tasks
This chapter discusses operator tasks primarily for desktop and rack-mounted tape
drives. For operator tasks relating to drives within a library, consult library operator
guides.
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■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
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Power-on the Drive
Power-off the Drive
Reset the Drive
Place the Drive Offline
Place the Drive Online
View Drive Configuration
View Firmware Release Level
Exit the Menu System
Write-protect/Enable a Data Cartridge
Load a Data Cartridge
Unload a Data Cartridge
Reformat a Cartridge
Build MIR
Clean the Drive
Cartridge Care
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Power-on the Drive
Power-on the Drive
To apply power to the desktop or rack-mount configuration:
1. Make sure the power cord is connected from the receptacle on the rear panel to an
AC power outlet or power strip.
2. Make sure that all interface cables are fully seated.
3. Set the power switch on the back of the drive or the rear panel to on (|).
The drive(s) will power-on and perform an initial program load (IPL).
■
The power indicator flashes.
■
Various messages relative to the IPL sequence appear in the operator panel display
window. These messages do not require any action from you.
The drive successfully completes an IPL when:
■
The drive power indicator is steady
■
An asterisk (*) appears in the operator panel display window
Power-off the Drive
To remove power from the desktop and rack-mount configuration:
1. Make sure the tape drive is not in use.
This is done by checking the following:
a. There are no active jobs, applications, or programs using this drive.
b. The operator panel activity indicator is steady, and NOT flashing.
c. The display window does not indicate any activity relative to tape movement,
such as reading, writing, or locating.
2. Make sure a data cartridge is not loaded in the tape drive (see “Unload a Data
Cartridge” on page 71, as necessary).
3. Set the power switch on the rear panel to off (O).
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Reset the Drive
Reset the Drive
To reset a drive that is already powered on:
1. Make sure the tape drive is not in use.
This is done by checking the following:
a. There are no active jobs, applications, or programs using this drive.
b. The operator panel activity indicator is steady, and NOT flashing.
c. The display window does not indicate any activity relative to tape movement,
such as reading, writing, or locating.
2. Make sure a data cartridge is not loaded in the tape drive (see “Unload a Data
Cartridge” on page 71, as necessary).
3. Press the operator panel IPL switch.
Once the IPL starts, the following things happen:
■
The drive power indicator flashes
■
The operator panel display window shows various messages relative to the IPL
sequence. These messages do not require any action from you.
When the drive successfully completes an IPL:
■
The drive power indicator is steady
■
An asterisk (*) displays in the operator panel display window
Note – If there is a dump present, the operator panel display window alternates
between the asterisk and the dump message. The dump present indication will stop
when a tape cartridge is loaded.
Place the Drive Offline
To change the drive state to offline:
1. Cease all I/O activity from the host.
In mainframe environments, this is done by varying the tape drive offline for all
host paths to the tape drive by keying in one of the following commands:
■
MVS: V <address> offline
■
VM: Vary off, <address>
In open systems environments, this is usually done by either:
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Stopping the job that is using that tape drive
■
Or, in a multi-host setting, make sure that any job using that tape drive has been
stopped and then, if there is a switch unit in use, blocking the port in that switch
to that tape drive.
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Place the Drive Online
2. Press the operator panel Menu switch.
Online appears in the display window, indicating the current state of the drive.
3. Press the operator panel Select switch to toggle the drive state.
Offline appears in the display window, indicating a successful transition to the offline
state.
4. Press the Menu switch until Exit Menu? appears in the display window.
5. Press either the Select switch to exit the menu system or
the Menu switch to repeat the Online/Offline selection.
Note – If you select Exit Menu? the display shows Offline alternating with the
normal message as a reminder that the drive is still in the offline state.
Place the Drive Online
To change the tape drive state from offline to online:
1. Press the operator panel Menu switch until the display window shows Offline.
2. Press the operator panel Select switch to toggle the drive state.
Online appears in the display window, indicating the drive state is now online.
3. Press the Menu switch until Exit Menu? appears in the display window.
4. Press the Select switch to exit the menu system.
5. Bring the tape drive back online to the host.
This is accomplished by:
■
Enterprise: Vary the tape drive online for all host paths to the tape drive by
keying in one of the following commands:
MVS: V <address> online
VM: Vary on, <address>
■
Open Systems: if there is a switch unit installed and the port to this tape drive
was blocked, unblock that port.
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View Drive Configuration
View Drive Configuration
To view current drive configuration:
1. Press the operator panel Menu switch to enter the menu system:
■
If the tape drive’s front panel shows Online, go to Step 2.
■
If the tape drive’s front panel shows Offline, press the Select switch to toggle
the drive state.
Note – It is important that you view configuration settings in the online state, since
you cannot accidently change online settings. To change settings, you must first set the
drive to the offline state.
2. Press the Menu switch until View CFG ? appears in the display window.
3. Press the operator panel Select switch (Yes) to enter view configuration submenus.
The operator panel display window shows the first configuration setting.
4. Press either the Menu or the Select switch to step through the configuration settings.
Note – In the drive online state, the Select switch has the same stepping function as the
Menu switch, except when answering a displayed question.
5. Press either the Menu or Select switch until Exit CFG ? appears in the display
window.
6. Press either the Select switch (Yes) to exit the configuration submenus, or
the Menu switch (No) to repeat the view configuration sequence.
7. Press the Menu switch until Exit Menu? appears in the display window.
8. Press either the Select switch (Yes) to exit the menu system, or
the Menu switch (No) to return to the online/offline selection menu.
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View Firmware Release Level
View Firmware Release Level
To view the firmware release level:
1. Press the Menu switch to enter the menu system.
2. Press the Menu switch until the display shows a number in the format Rx.yy.zzzc.
Where:
x is the major revision level
yy is the minor revision level
zzz is the integration level
c is the channel type:
f
s
e
m
is
is
is
is
Fibre Channel
SCSI
ESCON/FICON (3490 image)
ESCON/FICON (3590 image)
3. Press the Menu switch repeatedly until Exit Menu? appears in the display window.
4. Press either the Select switch to exit the menu system or
press the Menu switch to repeat the Online/Offline selection.
Exit the Menu System
To exit the menu system:
1. Press the Menu switch repeatedly until Exit Menu? appears in the display window.
2. Press the Menu switch to determine the current drive state (Offline or Online
appears in the display).
3. If the present state is Offline, press the Select switch (Online appears in the
display)
4. Press the Menu switch repeatedly until Exit Menu? appears in the display.
5. Press the Select switch (an * or Online appears in the display).
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Write-protect/Enable a Data Cartridge
Write-protect/Enable a Data Cartridge
To write-protect or write-enable a data cartridge, move the write-protect switch on the
cartridge to the desired setting.
The write-protect switch is on the side of the cartridge as shown in FIGURE 4-1. A
pointer on the switch points to padlock symbols on the case that indicate the following
status:
FIGURE 4-1
Locked
Write protected. Data can only be read from the data cartridge.
Unlocked
Write enabled (unprotected). Data can be read from and
written to the standard data cartridge. With a VolSafe
cartridge, data can be read from the cartridge; and, data can be
appended if the drive VolSafe configuration selection is set to
Yes.
T9840 Data Cartridge Write Protect Switch
WRITE
PROTECT
SWITCH
UNLOCKED
(UNPROTECTED)
LOCKED
(PROTECTED)
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Load a Data Cartridge
Load a Data Cartridge
To load a cartridge into a T9840 tape drive, do the following:
Note – A T9840 tape drive accepts only T9840 cartridges.
1. Inspect the cartridge for damage (see “Identify a Damaged Cartridge” on page 74).
2. Look into the drive load/unload slot to make sure there are no obstructions.
Note – For scratch data cartridges and other data cartridges on which the tape is
written, make sure the write protect switch on the data cartridge is in the unlocked
position.
3. Hold the cartridge by the finger grips, and with the hub side down, carefully insert
the cartridge into the tape drive loading slot.
4. Push the cartridge into the slot
Note – For desktop or rack-mounted tape drives, when a cartridge is loaded, the
operator panel display window indicates one of the values in the following table.
Display
Meaning
Ready U
The cartridge is ready and not file protected (the drive can
read, write, or append data).
Ready F
The cartridge is ready and file protected, a VolSafe
cartridge is loaded by the drive VolSafe option is disabled,
or a low-density cartridge is loaded in the drive.
Ready A
The VolSafe cartridge with the proper density is ready.
Ready H
The data cartridge density is higher than the drive is
capable of reading or writing.
Ready L
The data cartridge is loaded into a drive that is capable of
writing at a higher density - the drive can read a lower
density cartridge, but cannot append data.
LOAD xxxx
The cartridge load was not successful.
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Unload a Data Cartridge
Unload a Data Cartridge
Use the following procedure to remove cartridges from the drive.
Caution – Possible data corruption: Do not push the Unload switch while a data
cartridge is in use. Doing so could cause the tape drive to stop writing and result in
corrupted data on the tape.
Use the following procedure to remove cartridges from the drive.
1. Make sure the tape drive is not in use.
This is done by checking the following:
a. There are no active jobs, applications, or programs using this drive.
b. The operator panel activity indicator is steady, and NOT flashing.
c. The display window does not indicate any activity relative to tape movement,
such as reading, writing, or locating.
2. Press the operator panel Unload switch.
The display should show an asterisk (*) when the cartridge is unloaded.
Note – If the drive is offline, the asterisk will alternate with Offline.
3. Grasp the cartridge by the finger grips and extract it from the load/unload slot.
Reformat a Cartridge
A data cartridge can be reformatted for new data recording using the offline drive
operations menu. Once a data cartridge is reformatted, old data is no longer accessible
because the reformatting and new data recording overwrites previous data areas.
Note – A VolSafe data cartridge cannot be reformatted by the offline drive operations
submenu.
To reformat a cartridge:
1. Press the Menu switch to access the menu system.
a. If the display shows Offline, go to step 2.
b. If the display shows Online, press the Select switch to place the drive offline.
2. Press the Menu switch until Drv Menu ? appears in the display.
3. Press the Select switch to enter the submenu.
4. Press the Menu switch until MakeDataTp appears in the display.
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Build MIR
5. Press the Select switch (Ld Data Tp appears in the display).
6. Inspect the cartridge for damage (see “Identify a Damaged Cartridge” on page 74).
7. Load a write-enabled data cartridge in the drive load slot.
The drive reformats and ejects the data cartridge.
8. Remove the cartridge.
9. Press the Menu switch until Exit Drv ? appears in the display.
10. Press either the Select switch to exit or the Menu switch to repeat the drive operations
menu.
11. Press the Menu switch until Exit Menu? appears in the display
12. Press either the Select switch to exit the menu system or the Menu switch to repeat
the Online/Offline selection.
Build MIR
This process rebuilds an MIR from the operator panel.
1. Set the drive to the offline state.
2. Press the Menu switch until Drv Menu? appears in the display window.
3. Press the Select switch (Yes) once.
The first drive utilities submenu appears in the display window.
4. Press the Menu switch until Build MIR appears.
5. Press the Select switch to begin the MIR rebuilding process.
Ld Cust Tp appears in the display window.
Note – Any loaded cartridge unloads at this time. If present, remove any unloaded
cartridge.
6. Inspect the cartridge for damage (see “Identify a Damaged Cartridge” on page 74).
7. Insert a write-enabled cartridge with a defective MIR.
Note – Rebuilding an MIR could take up to 40 minutes for a full data cartridge. When
the rebuild is complete, the cartridge unloads.
8. Remove the cartridge from the drive load/unload slot.
If there are other cartridges for MIR rebuilding, repeat Step 6 and Step 7 for each
cartridge. When all cartridges with defective MIRs have been rebuilt, continue with
Step 8.
9. Press the Menu switch once.
Exit Drv? appears in the display window.
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10. Press either the Select switch (Yes) to exit the drive utilities submenus or
the Menu switch (No) to repeat the utilities submenu sequence.
11. Return the drive to an online state
a. Press the Menu switch until Exit Menu? appears
b. Press the Menu switch to access the first submenu (Offline)
c. Press the Select switch (Online appears in the display)
d. Press the Menu switch until Exit Menu? appears
e. Press the Select switch (an * or Online appears in the display)
Clean the Drive
After the tape drive transports a predetermined length of tape or records a predetermined number of errors, the Clean indicator lights. It is time to clean the tape
drive.
Caution – Equipment damage: Do not wet-clean the tape drive. Do not clean the tape
drive unless the Clean indicator lights.
To clean the tape drive:
1. Make sure the tape drive is not in use. If there is a tape loaded in the tape drive,
make sure the application or job that was using that tape drive is no longer running
before proceeding to Step 2.
2. Unload any data cartridge in the tape drive.
3. Insert a cleaning cartridge in the tape drive.
Once loaded, the activity light flashes. When the activity and clean indicators turn off,
cleaning is complete and the tape drive unloads the cleaning cartridge.
Note – The tape drive might immediately eject the cleaning cartridge and show the
message Exp ClCart in the front panel display. This indicates that the cleaning
cartridge has been used its maximum number of cleaning cycles.
Discard the worn cleaning cartridge and insert a new cleaning cartridge into the tape
drive. The cleaning cartridge can be used about 100 times before you must discard it.
If the tape drive’s front panel displays CHK xxxx, where xxxx is the FSC, a cleaning
cartridge failure occurred. Try the procedure again with a different cleaning cartridge. If
the problem persists, contact your service representative.
4. Remove the cleaning cartridge from the tape drive.
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Cartridge Care
Cartridge Care
9840 cartridges require care to ensure proper operation and longevity.
Handling
Caution – Tape cartridge damage or data loss: Handle tape cartridges properly.
Follow these guidelines to handle tape cartridges properly:
■
■
■
■
■
Never open a data cartridge or touch the tape.
Never carry data cartridges loosely in a container.
Never expose the tape or cartridges to direct sunlight or moisture.
Never expose a recorded data cartridge to magnetic fields.
Always maintain a clean operating, working, and storage environment.
Storing
Always store tape cartridges in an environment with the specified range of temperature
and humidity found in “Tape Cartridge” on page 89. When storing tape cartridges,
follow these recommendations:
■
■
■
Never take data cartridges out of their protective wrapping until they are needed.
Always use the tear string, not a sharp instrument, to remove the wrapping.
Store data cartridges in a dirt-free environment that, if possible, duplicates the
conditions of the data processing center.
Before using data cartridges that have been in tape storage, acclimate the cartridges to
the operating environment for at least 24 hours.
Identify a Damaged Cartridge
Caution – Equipment damage: Do not load a damaged cartridge.
Before loading a cartridge into a drive, look for the following problems:
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
A cracked or broken case
A dirty case (see “Cleaning” on page 75)
A missing or broken access door
A damaged file-protect switch
Liquid in the cartridge
A loose label (replace or remove the label)
Any other obvious damage
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Cartridge Care
Cleaning
Wipe all dust, dirt, and moisture from the cartridge case with a lint-free cloth.
Shipping
Caution – Data cartridge damage: Ship data cartridges properly.
If you must ship tape cartridges, especially if they are for remote system backup,
remote database duplication, or disaster recovery, follow these guidelines:
■
■
■
■
■
Save the original factory packaging. Use it, or the equivalent, to package tape
cartridges.
Wrap the tape cartridges in plastic to block moisture and contamination from
entering the tape cartridges.
Pad the tape cartridges on all sides.
Fill voids in the packaging with padding equivalent to the original padding, if you
are using factory packaging to ship fewer tape cartridges than the packaging
originally held, or if you are using other packaging.
Label the outside of the shipping carton clearly with text or accepted symbols that
indicate:
■
■
■
■
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Do not expose to magnetic fields
Do not expose to moisture
This end up
Fragile
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Cartridge Care
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CHAPTER
5
Indicators and Messages
This chapter summarizes the operator panel indicator lights and display messages.
Indicators
TABLE 5-1 shows the meaning of the indicators located on the front panel and the
recommended action.
TABLE 5-1
Operator Panel Indicators
Indicators
power
activity
clean
service
Off
Meaning
Recommended Action
The drive is powered off.
Power on the drive as
required.
Flashing
Off
The drive is in initial
program load (IPL).
None.
Persistent
Flashing
Off
The drive failed IPL and
cannot exit the sequence.
Power the drive off and on
again. If the problem persists,
contact authorized service
personnel.
On
Off
Normal operation.
None.
On
Off
No tape cartridge is
loaded.
Load a tape cartridge as
needed.
On
On
A tape cartridge is loaded.
None.
On
Flashing
The tape is moving.
None.
On
Off
No cleaning is required.
None.
On
On
Cleaning is required.
Load the appropriate cleaning
cartridge in the drive.
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Messages
TABLE 5-1
Operator Panel Indicators (Continued)
Indicators
power
activity
clean
On
Flashing
On
service
Meaning
Recommended Action
Cleaning is proceeding.
None.
On
On
A drive error occurred.
Perform an IPL on the drive.
If the problem persists,
contact authorized service
personnel.
On
Flashing
An error occurred and
dump data was collected.
Observe the display message.
See x for more information
about the message.
Messages
TABLE 5-2 lists operator panel display messages, meanings, and recommended actions.
TABLE 5-2
Operator Panel Display Messages
Display
Meaning
Recommended Action
* (asterisk)
The tape drive is online but a cartridge
tape is not loaded.
Load a cartridge tape as required.
ASIA Diags
IPL diagnostics are running.
None
Bank n Bad
During boot, a section of memory was
found bad.
IPL the tape drive. If the problem persists,
contact authorized service personnel.
BldMIRFail
Rebuild of Media Information Region
(MIR) unsuccessful.
Note: Code level 1.30.109 and higher
displays CHK XXXX.
Boot Fail
The IPL failed.
IPL the tape drive again. If the problem persists,
contact authorized service personnel.
BT Monitor
A sequence of switches accessed an
engineering area.
IPL the tape drive.
CC Diags
IPL diagnostics are running.
None
CHK xxxx, where
xxxx is an FSC
An operational failure occurred; the tape
drive might automatically perform an
IPL depending on the operational mode
of the drive and the specific failure.
Wait for the IPL to complete and retry the
operation. If the problem persists, contact
authorized service personnel.
See TABLE 5-3 on page 82 for a list of codes that
are most often caused by an operator error.
Cleaning
(*Cleaning*)
A cleaning cartridge is in the tape drive
and is now cleaning.
None
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Messages
TABLE 5-2
Operator Panel Display Messages (Continued)
Display
Meaning
Recommended Action
cnhndnsn
(Hardware
revision level
supported by the
firmware in this
drive)
The tape drive firmware level is
insufficient to control the tape drive
hardware.
Contact authorized service personnel.
CodCrFail1
The tape drive cannot write code onto the
data cartridge tape, or the tape drive
cannot position the data cartridge tape.
Ensure that the tape is write-enabled, or try
another cartridge tape.
CodCrFail2
The tape drive cannot read code from the
data cartridge tape.
Retry the operation, or try another cartridge
tape. If the problem persists, contact authorized
service personnel.
CodeUpDate
The firmware in the tape drive is being
updated from the host; the operator
panel switches are locked.
None
CodUpFail1
The tape drive cannot read the data
cartridge tape, or the tape drive cannot
position the data cartridge tape.
Try another cartridge tape.
CodUpFail2
The EEPROM failed.
Contact authorized service personnel.
CodUpFail3
The tape drive cannot read code from the
data cartridge tape.
Retry the operation, or try another cartridge
tape. If the problem persists, contact authorized
service personnel.
CodUpFail4
The data cartridge tape is not a code
update cartridge tape.
Try another code update cartridge tape.
If the problem persists, contact authorized
service personnel.
DatCrFail1
The tape drive cannot create (reformat or
reclaim) a cartridge tape.
Ensure that the data cartridge tape is writeenabled, or try to reformat the tape on another
drive. If the problem persists, contact authorized
service personnel.
DmpCrFail1
The tape drive cannot create (reformat or
reclaim) a diagnostic dump tape.
Ensure that the data cartridge tape is writeenabled. If the problem persists, contact
authorized service personnel.
DmpCrFail2
The tape drive cannot read the format of
the data cartridge tape.
Retry the operation, or try another cartridge
tape. If the problem persists, contact authorized
service personnel.
DmpWrFail1
The tape drive cannot write diagnostic
data onto the data cartridge tape, or the
tape drive cannot position the data
cartridge tape.
Contact authorized service personnel.
DmpWrFail2
There is no diagnostic dump data to
process.
Contact authorized service personnel.
xxxx:Dmp y
Alternates with * (an asterisk) after
completion of IPL, where xxxx=the FSC
of last dump data collected and Y=
number of uncollected dumps in nonvolatile memory.
Contact authorized service personnel who
accesses the diagnostic data and collects it to
tape or to the host.
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Messages
TABLE 5-2
Operator Panel Display Messages (Continued)
Display
Meaning
Recommended Action
DumpAgain?
alternating with
CHK xxxx, where
xxxx is an FSC.
The tape drive detected the same error
within a minute.
Note: The Service indicator is flashing.
IPL the tape drive. If the problem persists,
contact authorized service personnel.
DumpToHost
The dump or event log is being
transferred to the host; operator panel
switches are locked.
None
Exp ClCart
The cleaning cartridge is used up.
Replace the cleaning cartridge.
Fix CfgErr
The checksum does not match after an
IPL.
Contact authorized service personnel.
Init xxxx.
where xxxx is an
FSC
An initialization error occurred.
Contact authorized service personnel.
IPL Pend
The IPL switch has been pressed.
None
LOAD CC
The common controller code is loading;
IPL is proceeding.
None
LOAD ESCON
ESCON firmware is loading; IPL is
proceeding.
None
LOAD FIBRE
Fibre Channel firmware is loading; IPL is
proceeding.
None
LOAD FICON
FICON firmware is loading; IPL is
proceeding.
None
LOAD SERVO
The servo code is loading; IPL is
proceeding.
None
LOAD SCSI
SCSI firmware is loading; IPL is
proceeding.
None
LOAD xxxx,
where xxxx is an
FSC
The load or unload operation failed.
If the load failed, insert another cartridge tape. If
it loads successfully, suspect the original tape. If
another tape fails to load, IPL the tape drive.
If the problem persists, contact your Sun service
representative.
Loading
A cartridge tape is loading.
None
Locating
The tape drive is doing a high-speed
seek.
None
Memory Err
The IPL failed.
IPL the tape drive again. If the problem persists,
contact authorized service personnel.
NTReady A
A write-enabled VolSafe data cartridge is
in the process of a manual unload.
None
NTReady F
A write-protected tape is in the process of
a manual unload.
None
NTReady U
A write-enabled tape is in the process of
a manual unload.
None
Offline,
alternating
with *
The tape drive is offline.
Perform offline menu operations or exit the
menu system.
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Messages
TABLE 5-2
Operator Panel Display Messages (Continued)
Display
Meaning
Recommended Action
Online
The tape drive is online.
None
OnLn Pend
The online state is pending completion of
IPL diagnostics.
None
Power Fail
The power supply failed.
Contact authorized service personnel.
Reading
The tape drive is reading data.
None
Ready A
The loaded cartridge tape is a VolSafe
cartridge.
None
Ready F
The loaded cartridge tape is writeprotected.
None
Ready H
A loaded high-density data cartridge is
write-enabled by the cartridge writeprotect switch in the unlocked position.
Reload with low-density cartridge or
intentionally over-write from BOT.
Note: High-density data cannot be read by a
T9840A/B drive.
Ready L
A loaded low-density data cartridge is
write-enabled by the cartridge writeprotect switch in the unlocked position.
Use for read-only jobs or intentionally overwrite from BOT.
Note: Low-density data files can be read, but not
revised by a T9840C/D drive.
Ready U
The loaded cartridge tape is writeenabled (write-unprotected).
None
Rewinding
The tape drive is rewinding.
None
Save Fails
The new configuration cannot be saved
because the read-access memory (RAM)
may be defective.
This message is associated with changing the
tape drive configuration, a task for authorized
service personnel only.
SavingDump
A dump is being saved to non-volatile
memory.
None
Start Init
Initialization has started.
None
Trapped
The IPL process is trapped in a loop.
IPL the tape drive again. If the problem persists,
contact authorized service personnel.
Unloading
A cartridge tape is unloading.
None
UnWr xxxx,
where xxxx is an
FSC
The Unload switch was pressed during a
write operation. Some data remains
unwritten.
To write the unwritten data, issue the command:
ESCON Swap in VM/MVS environment
Or, Press the Unload switch again; the
unwritten data is lost.
Write Prot
The tape drive attempted to write to a
write-protected cartridge tape.
Change the switch on the data cartridge tape to
enable writing.
Writing
The tape drive is writing data.
None
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Messages
Potential Operator Recovery Scenarios
The following table contains Fault Symptom Codes (FSCs) that commonly result from
an operator error. The first column in the table lists an operator panel message at the
time of the error event. The description column provides insight into the error
condition from which you should be able to determine a recovery action.
TABLE 5-3
Selected Check Message Meanings
Message
Description
CHK 6109
This drive does not contain the key needed to decrypt this tape.
The ID of the missing key can be viewed from this drive using the VOP program.
The ID has also been written to the Operational Key Token (OKT).
Connect the OKT to the Key Management Station (KMS) and view the error log for
error 6109
CHK A33A
The user requested a motion operation that requires a tape to be installed, however, a
tape has not been loaded.
CHK A34C
The user requested a write operation that requires a tape to be installed, however, a
tape has not been loaded.
CHK A3FB
A format override tape write operation failed. The failure may not be serious. Error
recovery was not invoked for the failure. Re-attempting the test may resolve this issue.
CHK A733
The operator or library inserted a write protected tape into the drive while in a menu
selected create tape mode. If the write protect switch on the cartridge is moved to the
unlocked position, operation will work.
CHK A749
A non-288 track tape was attempted to be read on a drive only capable of reading 288
track tapes. Retry with a 288 track tape.
CHK A74E
A PRML tape was loaded on a non-PRML drive, or a non-PRML tape was loaded on a
PRML drive. In either case, the drive cannot write to the tape.
The MIR cannot be written on the tape during the unload process so there is no point
in running the build MIR function.
If this is a PRML tape, rebuild the MIR on a PRML drive.
If it is a non-PRML tape, rebuild the MIR on a non-PRML drive.
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Translated Messages
TABLE 5-4 lists operator panel display messages that are translated when the drive
configuration Language option is set to something other than English.
TABLE 5-4
Translated Display Messages
English
Espan0l
Francais
Italiano
Deutsch
*CLEANING*
*LIMPIEZA*
*NETTOYAGE
*PULIZIA*
*REINIGEN*
CHK XXXX
ERR XXXX
ERR XXXX
ERR XXXX
PRUEF XXXX
*ERASING*
*BORRANDO*
EFFACEMENT
*CANCELLA*
*LOESCHEN*
Locating
Localizar
Recherche
Ricerca
Suchen
LOAD XXXX
CARGA XXXX
CHARG XXXX
CARIC XXXX
LADEN XXXX
Loading
Cargando
Chargement
Carico
Laden
NT Ready A
No Listo A
NPret A
No Prnt A
N Bereit A
NT Ready F
No Listo F
NPret F
No Prnt F
N Bereit F
NT Ready U
No Listo U
NPret U
No Prnt U
N Bereit U
*Overtemp*
*Caliente*
*Overtemp*
*Temperat*
* Heiss *
Processing
Procesar
Traitement
Processo
Verarbeitn
Reading
Leer
Lecture
Lettura
Lesen
Ready A
Listo A
Pret A
Pronto A
Bereit A
Ready F
Listo F
Pret F
Pronto F
Bereit F
Ready H
Listo H
Pret H
Pronto H
Bereit H
Ready L
Listo L
Pret L
Pronto L
Bereit L
Ready U
Listo U
Pret U
Pronto U
Bereit U
Rewinding
Rebobinar
Rebobinage
Riavvolgi
Spulen
Unloading
Descarga
Dechargemt
Scarico
Entladen
Writing
Excritura
Ecriture
Scrittura
Schreiben
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Messages
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APPENDIX
A
Specifications
This appendix lists the physical, power, and performance specifications for the T9840
tape drive plus the environmental requirements for the drive and data cartridges.
Physical Specifications
This section lists the physical specifications for T9840 tape drives in three
configurations: desktop, rack mount, and library attached.
Tape Drive Only
TABLE A-1 lists the T9840 tape drive physical specifications.
TABLE A-1
T9840 Tape Drive Physical Specifications
Measurement
Specification
Width
146 mm (5.75 in.)
Depth
381 mm (15 in.)
Height
82.5 mm (3.25 in.)
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Physical Specifications
Desktop Configuration
The T9840 desktop configuration is a single enclosed assembly.
Manual-load drive:
230 mm (9.1 in.) wide
160 mm (6.5 in.) high
483 mm (19 in.) deep plus 76 mm (3 in.) for cables
9.3 kg (20.5 lb)
Cartridge Scratch Loader (T9840A only):
483 mm (19 in.) wide
197 mm (7.7 in.) high
630 mm (24.8 in.) deep plus 76 mm (3 in.) for cables
23 kg (50 lb)
Rack-Mount Configuration
TABLE A-2 lists the physical specifications for the T9840 rack-mount configuration.
TABLE A-2
T9840 Tape Drive Rack-mount Physical Specifications
Characteristic
Value
Chassis dimensions
483 mm (19 in.) wide
177 mm (7.0 in.) high
630 mm (24.8 in.) deep plus 76 mm (3 in.) for cables
Weight:
single drive
dual drive
14.1 kg (32 lb)
20.4 kg (45 lb)
Cartridge Scratch Loader
18 kg (39 lb)
Library-attached Configuration
The T9840 Tape Drive library-attached configuration trays fit inside the:
■
■
■
■
StorageTek L180/L700/L1400 libraries
StorageTek SL8500 Modular Library System
9741 drive cabinet that attaches to StorageTek 9310 and 9740 libraries
9741E drive cabinet that attaches to StorageTek 9310, 9740, and L5500 libraries
Refer to the appropriate library System Assurance Guide for the physical dimensions
and weights of the library and frame.
TABLE A-3 lists the weights of the library tape drives and accessories (including trays,
power supplies, and cables).
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TABLE A-3
T9840 Tape Drive Weights (Library-attached)
Library
Drive and Accessory Weights
9310/9740/L5500
7.30 kg (16.1 lb)
L180/L700/L1400
7.39 kg (16.3 lb)
SL8500
8.85 kg (19.5 lb)
Power Specifications
The power specifications for the T9840 tape drive are listed in the following table.
TABLE A-4
T9840 Tape Drive Power Specifications
Characteristic
Value
Input voltage
100 to 240 VAC
Input frequency
50 to 60 Hz
Power consumption
T9840D
■ 61.7 W - write
■ 43 W - Idle with tape loaded
■ 35 W - Idle no tape loaded
SL8500Power dissipation
345 Btu/hr
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■ 65 W - write
■ 45 W - Idle with tape loaded
■ 38 W - Idle no tape loaded
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Environmental Requirements
Environmental Requirements
This section lists the environmental requirements for the tape drive, power supply, and
tape cartridge.
Tape Drive and Power Supply
This section lists the environmental requirements for the tape drive and the power
supply.
TABLE A-5
T9840 Tape Drive and Power Supply Environmental Requirements
Description
Range
Temperature
Operating
Shipping
Storing
15° to 32°C (59° to 90°F)
-40° to 60°C (-40° to 140°F)
10° to 40°C (50° to 104°F)
Relative Humidity, (non-condensing)
Operating
Shipping
Storing
20% to 80%
10% to 95%
10% to 95%
Wet Bulb Maximum
Operating
Shipping
Storing
29°C (84°F)
35°C (95°F)
35°C (95°F)
Altitude
Operating
Shipping
Storing
26°C (79°F)
26°C (79°F)
26°C (79°F)
Air Flow Requirement (Operating Heat Output)
Drive and power supply operating
73.2 Calories/hr (290.2 Btu/hr)
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Tape Cartridge
TABLE A-6 lists the T9840 tape cartridge environmental requirements.
T9840 Tape Cartridge Environmental Requirements
TABLE A-6
Temperature
Operating1
15° to 32°C (59° to 90°F)
Storage (up to four weeks)
5° to 32°C (41° to 90°F)
Storage (archival)
18° to 26°C (65° to 79°F)
Shipping (unrecorded)2
-23° to 49°C (-10° to 120°F)
Shipping (recorded)2
4° to 40°C (40° to 104°F)
Relative Humidity, Non-condensing
Operating1
20% to 80%
Storage (up to four weeks)
5% to 80%
Storage (archival)
40% to 60%
Shipping
(unrecorded)2
Shipping (recorded)2
5% to 80%
5% to 80%
Wet Bulb Maximum
Operating1
26°C (79°F)
Storage (nonarchive)
26°C (79°F)
Storage (archival)
26°C (79°F)
Shipping
(unrecorded)2
26°C (79°F)
Shipping
(recorded)2
26°C (79°F)
1. The acclimation time before use is 24 hours.
2. The shipping environment must not exceed the limit of the storage environment, archive or nonarchive, for longer than
10 days.
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Performance Specifications
Performance Specifications
This section describes the T9840 Tape Drive and Tape Cartridge performance.
Tape Drive
TABLE A-7 lists the performance specifications of the T9840 tape drive.
TABLE A-7
T9840 Tape Drive Performance Specifications
Values
Characteristics
T9840A
T9840B
T9840C
T9840D
20 GB
20 GB
40 GB1
75 GB1
8 MB
2 m/s
32 MB
4 m/s
64 MB
3.295 m/s
64 MB
3.4 m/s
10 MB/s
35 MB/s
100 MB/s
17 MB/s
19 MB/s
60 MB/s
200 MB/s
17 MB/s
30 MB/s
60 MB/s
200 MB/s
17 MB/s
30 MB/s
60 MB/s2
200 MB/s
17 MB/s
Interface data
Fibre Channel
Ultra SCSI (HVD)
ESCON
FICON
1 Gb
40 MB/s
17 MB/s
N/A
2 Gb
40 MB/s
17 MB/s
2 Gb
2 Gb
N/A
17 MB/s
2 Gb
2 Gb
N/A
17 MB/s
2 Gb
Access times
Tape load and thread to ready
File access, first (average)
Rewind (maximum/average)
Unload
7 sec
8 sec
16/8 sec
8 sec
7 sec
8 sec
16/8 sec
8 sec
6.5 sec
8 sec
16/8 sec
11.5 sec
8.5 sec
8 sec
16/8 sec
12.5 sec
290,000 hr
240,000 hr
290,000 hr
240,000 hr
290,000 hr
240,000 hr
290,000 hr
240,000 hr
216,000 hr
5 years
1 x 10-18
1 x 10-33
216,000 hr
5 years
1 x 10-18
1 x 10-33
216,000 hr
5 years
1 x 10-18
1 x 10-33
216,000 hr
5 years
1 x 10-18
1 x 10-33
Capacity and Performance
Capacity, native
Data buffer size
tape speed, read/write
Performance, native (head-to-tape
uncompressed
compressed (maximum)
Burst (FC & FICON)
Burst (ESCON)
Reliability
Mean time between failure (MTBF)
Power on @ 100% duty cycle
Tape load @ 10/day (100k loads)
Tape path motion (TPM) @ 70%
duty cycle
Head life @ 70% TPM duty cycle
Uncorrected bit error rate
Undetected bit error rate
1. VR2 is a trademark of Overland Storage.
VR2 technology is used to achieve T9840C and T9840D capacity.
2. Fibre Channel (FC) write and 55 MB/s FICON write
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Tape Cartridge
TABLE A-8 lists the physical and performance specifications for the T9840 data cartridge.
The cleaning cartridges have the same physical specifications.
TABLE A-8
T9840 Data Cartridge Physical and Performance Specifications
Characteristic
Value
Cartridge physical data
Drive compatibility
Form factor
Width
Length
Height
Weight
Drop strength
T9840A, T9840B, T9840C, T9840D
1/2 in. cartridge, 3490/3490E
10.9 cm (4.29 in.)
12.5 cm (4.92 in.)
2.54 cm (1.0 in.)
262 g (9.17 oz)
1.0 m (39.4 in.)
Tape media data
Capacity, native (uncompressed)
Tracks
Track following servo
Formulation
Physical thickness
Physical length
Recordable length (including MIR)
Reliability
Archival life
Short-length durability
Long-life durability
Load/unloads
Uncorrected bit error rate
Permanent errors
20 GB (T9840A, T9840B)
40 GB1 (T9840C))
75 GB1 (T9840D)
288 (T9840A, T9840B, T9840C) 576 (T9840D)
Factory pre-recorded
Advanced metal particle (AMP)
9 microns
271 m (889 ft)
251 m (823 ft)
15-30 years
80,000 write/read passes minimum
6,500 write/read passes minimum
10,000 minimum
1 x 10-18
Zero
1. VR2 is a trademark of Overland Storage.
VR2 technology is used to achieve T9840C and T9840D capacity.
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Performance Specifications
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Glossary
This glossary defines terms and abbreviations in this publication.
Some of the definitions are taken from other glossaries. The letters in the parentheses
that follow some definitions indicate the source of the definition:
(A) The American National Standard Dictionary for Information Systems, ANSI X3.172-1990,
copyright 1990 by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
(E) The ANSI/Electronic Industries Association (EIA) Standard-440-A, Fiber Optic
Terminology.
(I) The Information Technology Vocabulary, developed by Subcommittee 1, Joint Technical
Committee 1, of the International Organization for Standardization and International
Electro-technical Commission (ISO/IEC/JTC1/SC1).
(IBM) The IBM Dictionary of Computing, copyright 1994 by IBM.
(T) Draft international standards committee drafts, and working papers being
developed by the ISO/IEC/JTC1/SC1.
A
access time The time interval between the instant at which a call for data is initialized and
the instant at which the delivery of data is completed. (T)
address A character or group of characters that identifies a register, a particular part of
storage, or some other data source or destination. (A)
alphanumeric A character or group of characters that identifies a register, a particular part of
storage, or some other data source or destination. (A).
B
beginning-of-tape (BOT) The location on a tape where written data begins.
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block A collection of contiguous records recorded as a unit. Interblock gaps separate
blocks, and each block can contain one or more records.
buffer A routine or storage that compensates for a difference in the rate of data flow, or
the time of occurrence of events when transferring data from one device to
another.
burst In data communication, a sequence of signals counted as one unit in accordance
with a specific criterion or measure. (A)
C
capacity Total amount of User Data stored on one data cartridge in 8-bit bytes.
Synonymous with “User Capacity” or “Native Capacity”. This is the capacity that
the user sees after the ECC/Format/ERP and other overhead has been assessed
(no compression).
capacity, raw Total amount of data stored on one data cartridge in 8-bit bytes before any
ECC/Format/ERP and other overhead has been assessed (no compression).
capacity, user Total amount of data stored on one data cartridge in 8-bit bytes that is sent by
the host computer. This is the capacity that the user sees after the
ECC/Format/ERP and other overhead has been assessed (no compression).
cartridge A storage device that consists of magnetic tape on a supply reel in a protective
housing.
cartridge scratch loader A device that attaches to a tape drive to automatically load and unload tape
cartridges into and out of the drive.
CC See cleaning cartridge
cleaning cartridge A data cartridge that contains special material to clean the tape path in a
transport or drive.
compress To save space by eliminating gaps, empty fields, redundancy, or unnecessary
data to shorten the length of records or files. (IBM)
condition One of a set of specified values that a data item can assume. (IBM)
conditioning time The amount of time to prepare a tape cartridge for use in a T9840 Tape Drive.
configuration The manner in which the hardware and software of an information processing
system is organized and interconnected. (T)
connector An electrical or optical part that joins two or more other parts.
D
data error rate The number of errors that occur per a measurable amount of data on a tape.
data rate The speed of a data transfer process, usually expressed in bits per second or
bytes per second. (IBM)
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data tape A data cartridge formatted for use as a regular data tape for the system in which
it is used.
data tracks The regions of recorded tape containing user data formed as discreet
longitudinal “tracks” (similar to railroad tracks).
diagnostics
Pertaining to the detection and isolation of errors in programs and faults in
equipment.
drive A drive controls the movement of the tape and records or reads the data on the
tape as desired by the customer.
dump To copy the contents of all or part of storage to collect error information.
dynamic host
configuration protocol
(DHCP) An IP protocol that a host uses to obtain all necessary configuration
information, including an IP address.
E
emulation The use of programming techniques and special machine features to permit a
computing system to execute programs written for another system. (IBM)
encryption The translation of data into a secret code. Encryption is one of the most effective
ways to achieve data security. To read an encrypted file, you must have access to
a special key or password that enables you to decipher it.
enterprise A representation of the goals, organizational structure, business processes, and
information resources and requirements of an enterprise. (IBM)
Enterprise Systems
Connection (ESCON) A set of IBM products and services that provide a dynamically-connected
environment within an enterprise. (IBM)
environmental
requirement Any of the physical conditions required for the protection and proper operation
of a functional unit; the requirement is usually specified as a nominal value and
a tolerance range. For a device, there may be more than one set of
environmental requirements; for example, one set for transport, another for
storage, and another for operation. (T) (A)
EOT End of tape.
error A discrepancy between a computed, observed, or measured value or condition
and the true, specified, or theoretically correct value or condition. (I) (A)
ESCON See Enterprise Systems Connection.
ESCON channel A channel having an Enterprise Systems Connection channel-to- control-unit
I/O interface that uses optical cables as a transmission medium.
ESD Electrostatic Discharge.
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F
fault symptom code
(FSC) A four-character hexadecimal code generated in response to an error to help
isolate failures within the device. Some FSCs are for information purposes only.
FC See Fibre Channel.
fiber optics The branch of optical technology concerned with the transmission of radiant
power through fibers made of transparent materials such as glass, fused silica,
and plastic. (E)
fiber-optic cable A cable made of ultrathin glass or silica fibers which can transmit data using
pulses of laser light. Fiber-optic cables have several advantages over copper
cables: they have much less signal loss; they allow information to be transmitted
at higher speeds and over longer distances; they are not affected by external
electrical noise; and they are better for transmissions which require security.
Fibre Channel The National Committee for Information Technology Standards standard that
defines an ultrahigh-speed, content-independent, multilevel data transmission
interface that supports multiple protocols simultaneously. Fibre Channel
supports connectivity to millions of devices over copper and/or fiber-optic
physical media and provides the best characteristics of both networks and
channels over diverse topologies.
fibre connection
(FICON) An ESA/390 and zSeries computer peripheral interface. The I/O interface uses
ESA/390 and zSeries FICON protocols (FC-FS and FC-SB-2) over a Fibre
Channel serial interface that configures units attached to a FICON-supported
Fibre Channel communications fabric.
FICON channel A channel having a Fibre Channel connection (FICON) channel-to-control-unit
I/O interface that uses optical cables as a transmission medium. May operate in
either FC or FCV mode.
file-protect To prevent the erasure or overwriting of data stored on data cartridges. See also
write-protect switch.
firmware An ordered set of instructions and data stored in a way that is functionally
independent of main storage; for example, microprograms stored in ROM. (T)
FRU Field replaceable unit.
FSC Fault symptom code.
FTP File Transfer Protocol.
G
Gb Gigabit, equal to 109 bits.
Gbps Gigabits per second.
gigabyte (GB) One X 230 bytes (binary), or 1 X 109 (decimal).
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hardware All or part of the physical components of an information processing system,
such as computers or peripheral devices. (T) (A)
host The primary computer on a network, with which other computers interact.
host interface An interface between a network and host computer. (T)
hub A Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop switching device that allows multiple servers
and targets, such as storage systems, to connect at a central point. A single hub
configuration appears as a single loop.
I
indicator A device that provides a visual or other indication of the existence of a defined
state. (T)
Initial Program Load
(IPL) The initialization procedure that causes an operating system to commence
operation.
initialization The operations required for setting a device to a starting state, before the use of
a data medium, or before implementation of a process. (T)
input/output (I/O)
Pertaining to a device, process, or channel involved in data input, data output,
or both. (IBM)
internet protocol (IP) A protocol used to route data from its source to its destination in an Internet
environment. (IBM)
internet protocol (IP)
address A four-byte value that identifies a device and makes it accessible through a
network. The format of an IP address is a 32-bit numeric address written as four
numbers separated by periods. Each number can be from 0 to 255. For example,
129.80.145.23 could be an IP address.
IP See internet protocol.
L
library A robotic system that stores, moves, mounts, and dismounts data cartridges that
are used in data read or write operations.
link A physical connection (electrical or optical) between two nodes of a network.
loader The device that physically loads data cartridges for use.
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M
magnetic tape A tape with a magnetizable layer on which data can be stored. (T)
manual operation Processing of data in a system by direct manual techniques. (IBM)
MB Megabytes, or 1,048,576 bytes.
menu A list of options displayed to the user by a data processing system, from which
the user can select an action to be initiated. (T)
Multiple Virtual Storage
(MVS) IBM's Multiple Virtual Storage, consisting of MVS/System Product Version 1
and the MVS/370 Data Facility Product operating on a System/370 processor.
(IBM).
Multiple Virtual
Storage/Enterprise
Systems Architecture
(MVS/ESA) An extended version of IBM's MVS.
MVS See Multiple Virtual Storage
MVS/ESA See Multiple Virtual Storage/Enterprise Systems Architecture
N
network An arrangement of nodes and branches that connects data processing devices to
one another through software and hardware links to facilitate information
interchange.
O
offline Neither controlled by, nor communicating with, a computer. (IBM)
online Pertaining to the operation of a functional unit when under the direct control of
the computer. (T)
operator control panel A functional unit that contains switches used to control all or part of a computer
and possibly the indicators giving information about its functioning. (T)
P
performance One of two major factors on which the total productivity of a system depends.
Performance is largely determined by a combination of throughput, response
time, and availability. (IBM)
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port A specific communications end point within a host. A port is identified by a
port number. (IBM)
R
R/W Read/write
read/write head The data sensing and recording unit of a tape drive. (IBM)
reclaim The act of overwriting a 9840 legacy data cartridge by a newer generation drive.
For example, a cartridge written by a T9840A drive can be overwritten
(reclaimed) by either a T9840C or T9840D drive while a cartridge written by a
T9840C drive can be reclaimed by a T9840D drive.
release A distribution of a new product or new function and fixes for an existing
product. (IBM)
rewind To move tape from the take-up hub to the supply hub. (IBM)
ROM Read-only memory.
S
SCSI See small computer system interface.
SLC See StorageTek Library Console.
small computer system
interface (SCSI)
StorageTek Library
Console
An input and output bus that provides a standard interface between
devices.
The operator panel software application used for the SL8500
Modular Library System.
submenu A menu related to and reached from a main menu. (IBM)
subsystemA system that is part of some larger system.
switch In Fibre Channel technology, a device that connects Fibre Channel devices
together in a fabric.
system A combination of functionally interrelated interacting mechanical and electrical
elements designed to work as a coherent entity.
T
tape See magnetic tape.
tape drive A device for moving magnetic tape and controlling its movement. (T)
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TCP/IP Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol.
transmission control
protocol/internet protocol
(TCP/IP) A set of communication protocols that support peer-to-peer connectivity
functions for both local and wide area networks. (IBM)
V
vary offline To change the status of a device from online to offline. When a device is offline,
no data set may be opened on that device. (IBM)
vary online To restore a device to a state where it is available for use by the system. (IBM)
VolSafe VolSafe (volume safe) is a special StorageTek feature that provides write once,
read many (WORM) technology to VolSafe-designated tape cartridges. VolSafe
permits new data to only append the tape media, while it prevents erasure or
overwrite of previously written data.
VOLSER 1. VOLume SERial Number. It is usually six characters long and is both the
paper label stuck on the back edge of the cartridge and in the VOLID label that
is recorded, particularly by MVS systems, at the beginning of the media.
2. An alphanumeric label that the host software uses to identify a volume. It
attaches to the spine of a cartridge and is both human- and machine-readable.
W
wrap A single pass of tape from either BOT to EOT or EOT to BOT with the heads in
a fixed transverse location.
write-enabled A setting on a data cartridge that allows data to be written on the tape.
write operation An output operation that sends a processed record to an output device or
output file. (IBM)
write-protected A setting on a data cartridge that prevents data from being written on the tape.
Reading data is still possible.
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Index
Symbols
* (asterisk) message 78
A
activity indicator 40
advertencia
mensajes en el manual 14
agreement, internal code 21
alert messages in manual 14
ASIA Diags message 78
B
Bank n Bad message 78
Boot Fail message 78
BT Monitor message 78
build MIR 72
Build MIR command 62
button. See switches 41
C
cartridge
care of 74
description 30
manual unload device 41
media ID labels 30
mixed media management 31
read/write compatibility 31
VolSafe 30
write protect 69
cartridge scratch loader, description 29
caution
description 14
shielded cables 19
CC Diags message 78
Chk xxxx message 78
clean indicator 40
clean the drive 73
cleaning cartridge
overview 30
Cleaning message 78
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CodCrFail1message 79
CodCrFail2 message 79
CodeUpDate message 79
CodUpFail1 message 79
CodUpFail2 message 79
CodUpFail3 message 79
CodUpFail4 message 79
compatibility, read/write 31
compliance statements
FCC 19
Japanese 20
Taiwan 20
configuration menu
ESCON 57
Fibre Channel 52
FICON 58
SCSI 55
configurations
cartridge scratch loader 29
library attached 28
manual load units 26
Customer Initiated Maintenance (CIM) 17
D
data cartridge
care of 74
load 70
make 71
shipping 75
unload 71
DatCrFail1 message 79
dimensions, tape drive 85, 86
display, tape drive 42
DmpCrFail1 message 79
DmpCrFail2 message 79
DmpWrFail1 message 79
DmpWrFail2 message 79
document conventions
blue 15
bold 15
initial cap 15
101
italic font 15
drive
configurations
cartridge scratch loader 29
library attached 28
manual load drive 26
interfaces 29
load/unload slot 40
manual unload device 41
menu system 50
operations menu 62
read/write compatibility 31
DumpAgain? message 80
DumpToHost message 80
E
encryption
description of 24
status LED 25
ESCON configuration menu 57
Exp Cl Cart message 80
F
fault LED 44
FCC compliance statement 19
Fibre Channel configuration menu 52
FICON configuration menu 58
firmware release level. determination 68
Fix Cfg Err message 80
folder
properties 47
SLC 45
status 46
G
glossary 93
I
indicator
activity 40
clean 40
encryption status 25
operator panel 39
power 40
service 40
user actions 77
Init xxxx message 80
interface of the drive 29
internal code license 21
IPL
how to 65
switch 41
IPL From Tp command 62
IPL Pend message 80
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J
Japanese compliance statement 20
L
label
media ID 30
LED
activity 40
clean 40
encryption status 25
fault 44
operator panel 39
power 40
PWR 44
service 40
library attached drive, description 28
license, internal code 21
load a data cartridge 70
Load CC message 80
Load ESCON message 80
Load FIBRE message 80
Load FICON message 80
Load SCSI message 80
Load xxxx message 80
load/unload slot 40
Loading message 80
Locating message 80
M
MakeCodeTp command 62
MakeDataTp command 62
MakeDumpTP command 62
management of mixed media 31
manual load drive, description 26
manual organization 13
manual unload device 41
manuals containing related information 15
media, cartridge management 31
Memory Err message 80
mensajes de alerta en el manual 14
menu
operations
offline 61
online 50
overview 49
structure overview 49
switch 41
use of 50
messages
* (asterisk) 78
ASIA Diags 78
Bank n Bad 78
Boot Fail 78
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BT Monitor 78
CC Diags 78
Chk xxxx 78
Cleaning 78
CodCrFail1 79
CodCrFail2 79
CodeUpDate 79
CodUpFail1 79
CodUpFail2 79
CodUpFail3 79
CodUpFail4 79
DatCrFail1 79
DmpCrFail1 79
DmpCrFail2 79
DmpWrFail1 79
DmpWrFail2 79
DumpAgain? 80
DumpToHost 80
Exp Cl Cart 80
Fix Cfg Err 80
Init xxxx 80
IPL Pend 80
Load CC 80
Load ESCON 80
Load FIBRE 80
Load FICON 80
Load SCSI 80
Load xxxx 80
Loading 80
Locating 80
Memory Err 80
NTReady A 80
NTReady F 80
NTReady U 80
Offline 66
Offline alternating with * (asterisk) 80
Online 81
OnLn Pend 81
operator panel display 78
operator panel display, translated 83
Power Fail 81
Reading 81
Ready A 81
Ready F 81
Ready H 81
Ready L 81
Ready U 81
Rewinding 81
Save Fails 81
Saving Dump 81
Start Init 81
Trapped 81
Unloading 81
UnWr xxxx 81
Write Prot 81
Writing 81
xxxx Dmp y 79
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messages, tape drive display 42
MIR, build 72
N
notes, description 14
NTReady A message 80
NTReady F message 80
NTReady U message 80
O
offline
menu system 61
setting the drive 65
Offline alternating with * (asterisk) message 80
Offline message 66
online
menu 50
setting the drive 66
Online message 81
OnLn Pend message 81
operator panel
menu system 49
switches 41
tape drive 39
operator panel display messages 78
organization of this manual 13
overview menus structure 49
P
package a cartridge for shipping 75
place the drive offline 65
place the drive online 66
Power Fail message 81
power indicator 40
power-off the drive 64
power-on the drive 64
precaución, mensajes en el manual 14
properties folder 47
publications containing related information 15
PWR, LED 44
R
ReadCustTp command 62
Reading message 81
Ready A message 81
Ready F message 81
Ready H message 81
Ready L message 81
Ready U message 81
related publications 15
reset the drive 65
Rewinding message 81
Index
103
S
Save Fails message 81
Saving Dump message 81
SCSI configuration menu 55
select switch 41
service indicator 40
shipping a cartridge 75
SL8500 drive tray LED 44
SLC, folder 45
slot, load/unload 40
SrvoLdUnld command 62
Start Init message 81
status folder 46
store a data cartridge 74
structure of menus 49
Sun Web site 16
switches, operator panel 41
drive configuration 67
firmware level 68
online main menu
drive 50
entry point 50
exit 50
fibre channel drives 50
FICON drives 50
firmware 50
VolSafe cartridge 30
W
W/R Diag command 62
warning, description of 14
WORM, see VolSafe 30
Write Prot message 81
write protection, cartridge 69
Writing message 81
T
X
Taiwan warning statement 20
tape bar 42
tape drive
interfaces 29
task, operator
build MIR 72
clean the drive 73
load data cartridge 70
make a data cartridge 71
place the drive offline 65
place the drive online 66
power-off the drive 64
power-on the drive 64
reset the drive 65
unload data cartridge 71
view drive configuration 67
view firmware level 68
write protect a cartridge 69
translated messages 83
Trapped message 81
xxxx Dmp y message 79
U
unload a data cartridge 71
unload switch 41
Unloading message 81
UnWr xxxx message 81
user response to indicators 77
using the menu system 50
V
vary the tape drive offline 65
vary the tape drive online 66
view
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