Quantum Scalar i2000 User`s guide

Quantum Scalar i2000 User`s guide
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Quantum Scalar i6000 Library
Scalar i6000
6-66879-01 Rev A
Scalar i6000 User’s Guide, 6-66879-01, May 2010, Made in USA.
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REGULATORY AGENCY DOCUMENTATION APPLICABILITY
Scalar i6000 Automated Tape Library documentation is applicable to Regulatory Model Scalar i2000 Control Module
and Regulatory Model Scalar i2000 Expansion Module components and installations.
Contents
Chapter 1
About This Guide and Your Product
1
Product Safety Statements................................................................................ 1
Mechanical Locks ....................................................................................... 2
Power Button on the Library’s Indicator Panel...................................... 2
Disposal of Electrical and Electronic Equipment................................... 3
Product Model Number.................................................................................... 4
Explanation of Symbols and Notes ................................................................. 4
Other Documents you Might Need................................................................. 5
Getting More Information or Help Updated Contact Info .......................... 6
Chapter 2
Description
7
Library Features ............................................................................................... 10
Density ....................................................................................................... 10
Centralized Management ........................................................................ 10
Proactive Availability............................................................................... 11
Serviceability and Reliability .................................................................. 11
Data Path Conditioning ........................................................................... 11
Host Attachment....................................................................................... 12
Remote Management ............................................................................... 12
Capacity on Demand................................................................................ 13
Control Module................................................................................................ 13
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Expansion Modules ......................................................................................... 15
I/E Station Options .................................................................................. 17
Library Management Module ........................................................................ 18
Management Control Blade (MCB)........................................................ 20
Robotics Control Unit (RCU) .................................................................. 20
Library Motor Driver (LMD) .................................................................. 20
I/O Management Units................................................................................... 20
Control Management Blade (CMB)........................................................ 22
FC I/O Blades............................................................................................ 22
Ethernet Expansion Blade (EEB)............................................................. 22
Cartridge Accessor........................................................................................... 23
Import/Export Stations................................................................................... 23
Extended I/E Option................................................................................ 23
Cartridges.......................................................................................................... 25
Cartridge Magazines ....................................................................................... 26
Support for WORM ......................................................................................... 29
Tape Drives ....................................................................................................... 29
LTO Drives................................................................................................. 31
DLT Drives................................................................................................. 32
Mixed Media Support and Rules................................................................... 33
Operator Panel.................................................................................................. 35
Power System ................................................................................................... 36
Chapter 3
Troubleshooting Your Library
37
How Does the Library Report Issues? .......................................................... 38
Understanding Indicators on System Status Buttons.......................... 40
Understanding E-mail Notifications...................................................... 41
Working With Tickets ..................................................................................... 43
Ticket Guidelines ...................................................................................... 43
Displaying Ticket Lists............................................................................. 46
Viewing Ticket Details .................................................................................... 52
Viewing History Ticket Details............................................................... 56
Viewing Ticket Details Reports .............................................................. 58
Viewing Repair Pages .............................................................................. 61
Viewing Tape Alerts and Generating Media Integrity Analysis
Reports ................................................................................................ 62
Mailing, Saving, and Printing Ticket Information ............................... 70
Running Verification Tests to Determine Issue Resolution................ 73
Closing Tickets .......................................................................................... 74
Generating the Tickets Report ................................................................ 76
Interpreting LEDs ............................................................................................ 82
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Interpreting Blade Status LEDs .............................................................. 83
Interpreting Drive Status LEDs .............................................................. 86
Interpreting Fibre Port Link LEDs ......................................................... 91
I/O Blade Fibre Port Link LED............................................................... 93
Interpreting MCB Port LEDs................................................................... 95
Interpreting LBX Terminator LEDs........................................................ 97
Interpreting Power Supply LEDs ......................................................... 100
Working With Command History Logs ..................................................... 102
Viewing Command History Logs ........................................................ 103
Mailing and Saving Logs ....................................................................... 106
Accessing Online Help .................................................................................. 107
Chapter 4
Configuring Your Library
108
Running the Setup Wizard ........................................................................... 109
Prerequisites ............................................................................................ 110
Accessing Setup Wizard ........................................................................ 110
Enabling Licenses........................................................................................... 110
Working With Partitions............................................................................... 112
Understanding Partition Media Policy Settings................................. 114
Working with Library Control Paths ................................................... 118
Creating Partitions.................................................................................. 118
Modifying Partitions .............................................................................. 134
Deleting Partitions .................................................................................. 142
Selecting Storage Networking Partition for Configuration .............. 143
Setting Up the Network Configuration ...................................................... 145
Setting up IPv4 Network Configuration ............................................. 146
Setting up IPv6 Network Configuration ............................................. 148
Managing Connectivity................................................................................. 150
Port Configuration.................................................................................. 150
FC Host Port Failover............................................................................. 154
Setting Up Policies for the Physical Library............................................... 159
Specifying the Date and Time ...................................................................... 162
Configuring E-mail ........................................................................................ 164
Setting Up or Changing the E-Mail Configuration............................ 165
Testing the Current E-Mail Configuration.......................................... 167
Setting Up E-mail Notifications ................................................................... 167
Setting Up Media Security Notifications .................................................... 172
Configuring Devices...................................................................................... 173
Device IDs ................................................................................................ 175
Channel Zoning ...................................................................................... 177
SCSI Host ................................................................................................. 179
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FC Host..................................................................................................... 184
SNW (Storage Networking) Drives...................................................... 188
SNW (Storage Networking) Host......................................................... 189
FC Host LUN Mapping ......................................................................... 195
Generating the LUN Mapping Report................................................. 208
Generating the Library Configuration Report.................................... 212
Configuring Drive Cleaning......................................................................... 214
Assigning Cleaning Magazines and Importing Cleaning Media .... 215
Exporting Cleaning Media .................................................................... 217
Unassigning a Cleaning Magazine....................................................... 218
Registering SNMP Traps............................................................................... 219
Registering an Application.................................................................... 219
Removing an Application’s Trap Registration................................... 221
Configuring Library Security ....................................................................... 222
Accessing the Security Configuration Dialog Box ............................. 222
Configuring Access for Network Services .......................................... 223
Configuring Access for Remote LMC Clients .................................... 225
Configuring Access for SNMP and SMI-S .......................................... 227
Using LDAP.................................................................................................... 228
LDAP Server Guidelines........................................................................ 229
Configuring LDAP ................................................................................. 230
EKM Management Solutions ....................................................................... 235
Setting Up EKM on the Scalar i6000 .................................................... 236
Encryption and Using Q-EKM on the Scalar i6000............................ 243
SKM Management .................................................................................. 245
Configuring Screen Saver Preferences........................................................ 255
Working With Data Path Conditioning...................................................... 257
Configuring Datapath Conditioning ................................................... 257
About the Configuration Record ................................................................. 259
Setting Aisle Lights ........................................................................................ 261
Chapter 5
Running Your Library
262
Logging On and Off....................................................................................... 263
Logging On From the Touch Screen (Local Client) ........................... 263
Logging Off From the Touch Screen (Local Client)........................... 265
Logging On From the LMC Applet (Web Browser) .......................... 265
Logging Off From the LMC Applet (Web Browser).......................... 267
Connecting to Multiple Libraries................................................................. 268
Operator Panel................................................................................................ 269
Indicator Panel ........................................................................................ 270
Library Management Console (LMC) ......................................................... 271
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Menus ....................................................................................................... 273
Toolbar ..................................................................................................... 283
Reading the Library Information Panel............................................... 284
System Status Buttons ............................................................................ 286
Understanding Location Coordinates......................................................... 288
Cartridge Locations ................................................................................ 288
Tape Drive Locations ............................................................................. 295
I/O Blade Locations ............................................................................... 299
Viewing the Library (Physical or Partition) ............................................... 301
Displaying the Physical Library or a Partition ................................... 301
Managing Library Views ....................................................................... 302
Changing the Library’s State........................................................................ 303
Working With Local User Accounts............................................................ 306
Creating Local User Accounts .............................................................. 306
Modifying Local User Accounts ........................................................... 310
Deleting Local User Accounts............................................................... 314
Viewing Local User Account Permissions .......................................... 314
Shutting Down/Rebooting the Library ...................................................... 316
Powering Off the Library.............................................................................. 317
Powering On the Library .............................................................................. 318
Locking/Unlocking the I/E Station ............................................................ 318
When Robotics Are Not Ready .................................................................... 321
Chapter 6
Maintaining Your Library
324
Monitoring the Library ................................................................................. 326
Monitoring System Status ..................................................................... 326
Monitoring Drive Status ........................................................................ 329
Monitoring Connectivity Status ........................................................... 331
Monitoring I/E Station Status............................................................... 338
Monitoring Slot and Extended I/E Slot Status................................... 339
Monitoring Media Status ....................................................................... 343
Monitoring Sensor Status ...................................................................... 345
Monitoring Users Status ........................................................................ 351
Monitoring Partitions Status ................................................................. 352
Mailing, Saving, and Printing Status Information ............................. 354
Mailing or Saving the Configuration Record ..................................... 356
Maintenance Actions ..................................................................................... 358
Is the Access Door Closed?.................................................................... 359
Is a Cartridge Old?.................................................................................. 359
Using Library Explorer .......................................................................... 360
Configuring and Testing Drives ........................................................... 365
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Working With Connectivity .................................................................. 376
Capturing Snapshots .............................................................................. 378
Updating Library Software ................................................................... 381
Updating Drive Firmware ..................................................................... 398
Teaching the Library (Configuration and Calibration) ..................... 408
Saving and Restoring Library Configuration ..................................... 411
Viewing the Drive Resource Utilization Reports ............................... 420
Setting Up Advanced Reporting Options ........................................... 424
Working With Verification Tests .......................................................... 430
Using the Partitions Defragmentation Tool........................................ 482
Removing Lodged Cartridges............................................................... 486
Running MeDIA Test Reports..................................................................... 487
Using Sift Sort................................................................................................. 492
Exporting Media via Sift / Sort ............................................................ 493
Capturing Sift Sort Screen Shot ............................................................ 496
Retrieving MIBs.............................................................................................. 497
Emailing or Saving an MIB File ............................................................ 497
Maintaining Air Filters.................................................................................. 498
Removing an Air Filter .......................................................................... 500
Replacing an Air Filter ........................................................................... 501
Chapter 7
Working With Cartridges and Barcodes
503
Handling Cartridges Properly ..................................................................... 504
Write-Protecting Cartridges ......................................................................... 505
Barcode Requirements .................................................................................. 506
Installing Barcode Labels .............................................................................. 508
Using Cleaning Cartridges ........................................................................... 509
Managing Media ............................................................................................ 510
Importing Cartridges Into Partitions ................................................... 511
Exporting Cartridges From Partitions ................................................. 513
Loading Drives........................................................................................ 515
Unloading Drives.................................................................................... 516
Moving Media ......................................................................................... 517
Inventory.................................................................................................. 519
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Tables
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Table 1
Cartridge Capacities in Library Modules ............................... 28
Table 2
LTO Drive and Cartridge Compatibility ................................ 31
Table 3
DLT Drive and Cartridge Compatibility ................................ 32
Table 4
Severity Levels Assigned to Tickets ....................................... 39
Table 5
Report Criteria ............................................................................ 67
Table 6
Tickets Report Criteria Options ............................................... 77
Table 7
Explanations of Blade Status LED States ................................ 85
Table 8
Blade Status LED States - Normal Conditions...................... 86
Table 9
Drive Sled Status LED States (UDS-2 and UDS-3) ................ 90
Table 10
Drive Sled Status LED States - Normal Conditions .............. 91
Table 11
Fibre Drive Sled Link LED States (UDS-2) ............................. 92
Table 12
Fibre Drive Sled Link LED States (UDS-3) ............................. 92
Table 13
I/O Blade Link LED States ....................................................... 94
Table 14
Explanations of MCB Ethernet Port LED States .................... 96
Table 15
LBX LED Version 01 ................................................................. 98
Table 16
LBX LED Version 03 ................................................................ 100
Table 17
Explanation of Power Supply LED States ............................ 101
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Table 18
Sampling of Media Type Identifiers ...................................... 116
Table 19
Return Media Identifier Behavior Example ......................... 118
Table 20
FC I/O Blade Port Settings ..................................................... 154
Table 21
Severity Levels Assigned to Issues ........................................ 168
Table 22
Show Details.............................................................................. 198
Table 23
Descriptors ................................................................................ 199
Table 24
Robotics Enabled Indicator .................................................. 270
Table 25
Status Indicator ....................................................................... 271
Table 26
Power Indicator........................................................................ 271
Table 27
Menu Commands: Privileges and Environments................ 275
Table 28
Areas on the Library Information Panel ............................... 285
Table 29
Subsystems and Their Components ...................................... 286
Table 30
Drive Location Coordinates.................................................... 297
Table 31
Blade Location Coordinates.................................................... 301
Table 32
Library Functions Requiring Online or Offline State.......... 305
Table 33
Menu Commands When Robotics Are Disabled................ 322
Table 34
Test Results................................................................................ 437
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Figure 1
Front View of a Control Module and Expansion Module ..... 8
Figure 2
Front and Back View of the Control Module ......................... 14
Figure 3
Expansion Module with 24 Slot I/E Station........................... 16
Figure 4
Expansion Module with 72 Slot I/E Station.......................... 17
Figure 5
Library Management Module Boards..................................... 19
Figure 6
I/O Management Unit ............................................................. 21
Figure 7
Example of LTO Cartridge Insertion into a Magazine ......... 25
Figure 8
Magazine and Drive Locations in the Control Module........ 26
Figure 9
Expansion Module Magazine and Drive Locations in Control
Module27
Figure 10
Magazine Installation Order..................................................... 34
Figure 11
Operator Panel............................................................................ 35
Figure 12
Status Indicator ......................................................................... 38
Figure 13
Locations and Colors of Blade Status LEDs ........................... 83
Figure 14
Rear View of Fibre Channel Drive Sled (UDS-2)................... 87
Figure 15
Rear View of Fibre Channel Drive Sled (UDS-3 LTO-4 and
LTO-5 Drives)88
Figure 16
Ethernet Connected Drive Sleds .............................................. 89
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Figure 17
Locations - Colors of I/O Blade Fibre Port Link LEDs ......... 93
Figure 18
Locations - Colors of MCB Ethernet Port LEDs ..................... 95
Figure 19
Locations - Colors MCB FC / SCSI Port LEDs....................... 97
Figure 20
Locations of LBX Terminator LEDs (Version 01)................... 98
Figure 21
Locations of LBX Terminator LEDs (Version 03)................... 99
Figure 22
Locations and Colors of Power Supply LEDs ...................... 101
Figure 23
Library Op Panel ...................................................................... 269
Figure 24
LMC (Local Touch Screen - Physical Library View) ........... 272
Figure 25
LMC (Remote Client With Partition View Shown) ............. 273
Figure 26
LMC (Remote Client With Partition View Shown) ............. 284
Figure 27
System Status Buttons in Good Status .................................. 286
Figure 28
Status Buttons - Drives and Robotics Issues....................... 287
Figure 29
Aisle, Module, and Rack Numbering Locations.................. 289
Figure 30
Section, Column, and Row Numbering for Rack 1 - LTO
Cartridges290
Figure 31
Section, Column, and Row Numbering for Rack 2 - LTO
Cartridges292
Figure 32
Example Location Coordinates .............................................. 294
Figure 33
Coordinates in Load Drives Dialog...................................... 295
Figure 34
Location Coordinates for Drives ............................................ 296
Figure 35
Drive-side Location Coordinates ........................................... 298
Figure 36
I/O Blade Location Coordinates ............................................ 299
Figure 37
I/O Management Unit Bay Numbering ............................... 300
Figure 38
Verification Tests Dialog Box ................................................. 433
Figure 39
Report Window ........................................................................ 439
Figure 40
Joint Alignments Graphical Report ....................................... 441
Figure 41
Vertical Alignments Graphical Report.................................. 443
Figure 42
Horizontal Alignments Graphical Report ............................ 445
Figure 43
Calibration Offsets Graphical Report .................................... 447
Figure 44
Boundary/Accessibility Graphical Report ........................... 449
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Figure 45
Get/Put Graphical Report ...................................................... 451
Figure 46
Scan Fiducials Graphical Report ............................................ 453
Figure 47
Picker Pivot/Reach Graphical Report................................... 455
Figure 48
Example Test Log Output ....................................................... 457
Figure 49
Top and Bottom Air Filters ..................................................... 499
Figure 50
Write-protect Switch on an LTO-1 Cartridge....................... 506
Figure 51
Applying Barcode Labels to Cartridges................................ 509
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Chapter 1
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About This Guide and Your
Product
This guide contains information and instructions necessary for the
normal operation and management of the Scalar® i6000 library. This
guide is intended for system administrators, operators, or anyone
interested in learning about or using the Scalar i6000 library after its
initial installation and configuration. Be aware that you must have
administrator privileges to use many of the features that this guide
describes.
CAUTION
Be sure to read all operating instructions in this
manual and in the System, Safety, and Regulatory
Information Guide before operating this product.
Product Safety Statements
This product is designed for data storage and retrieval using magnetic
tape. Any other application is not considered the intended use. Quantum
will not be held liable for damage arising from unauthorized use of the
product. The user assumes all risk in this aspect.
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Product Safety Statements
This unit is engineered and manufactured to meet all safety and
regulatory requirements. Be aware that improper use may result in
bodily injury, damage to the equipment, or interference with other
equipment.
CAUTION
WARNING
Note
Mechanical Locks
1
Power Button on the
Library’s Indicator Panel1
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Be sure to read all operating instructions in this
manual and in the System, Safety, and Regulatory
Information Guide before operating this product.
BEFORE POWERING ON OR USING THIS
EQUIPMENT, READ THE SYSTEM, SAFETY,
AND REGULATORY INFORMATION GUIDE.
KEEP THE GUIDE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
WHEN DRIVE SLED POSITIONS ARE EMPTY,
DRIVE COVER PLATES MUST BE INSTALLED
AND IN PLACE AT ALL TIMES TO PREVENT
ACCESS INTO THE EMPTY DRIVE SLED
POSITIONS.
The access and service doors can only be opened with a key. The key
should be kept by an authorized person at your company. Access to the
interior of the library is both a data-integrity and safety issue.
Switching off the Power button on the indicator panel, located on the
front of the library, removes power from the electronics, which causes the
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Product Safety Statements
picker to stop immediately. This button also removes power from the
drives.
WARNING
Mercury Statement
THIS POWER BUTTON FUNCTIONS AS A
POWER INTERRUPT ONLY. TO COMPLETELY
REMOVE ALL POWER BEFORE SERVICING
OR IN AN EMERGENCY, TURN OFF THE
CIRCUIT BREAKER ON THE POWER
DISTRIBUTION UNIT, AND THEN
DISCONNECT THE POWER CORD FROM THE
ELECTRICAL SOURCE.
Required information
Projectors, LCD displays, and some multifunction printers may
use lamp(s) that contain a small amount of mercury for energyefficient lighting purposes. Mercury lamps in these products
are labeled accordingly. Please manage the lamp according to
local, state, or federal laws. For more information, contact the Electronic
Industries Alliance at www.eiae.org. For lamp-specific disposal
information check www.lamprecycle.org.
Disposal of Electrical and
Electronic Equipment 1
This symbol on the product or on its packaging
indicates that this product should not be disposed of
with your other waste. Instead, it should be handed
over to a designated collection point for the recycling
of electrical and electronic equipment. The separate
collection and recycling of your waste equipment at
the time of disposal will help to conserve natural
resources and ensure that it is recycled in a manner
that protects human health and the environment. For
more information about where you can drop off your waste equipment
for recycling, please visit our Web site at: http://qcare.quantum.com or
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Product Model Number
contact your local government authority, your household waste disposal
service or the business from which you purchased the product.
Product Model Number
The Scalar i6000 Regulatory Model Number is as follows:
SCi6000.
Explanation of Symbols and Notes
The following symbols appear throughout this document to highlight
important information.
WARNING
CAUTION
Note
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INDICATES A POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS
SITUATION WHICH, IF NOT AVOIDED,
COULD RESULT IN DEATH OR BODILY
INJURY.
Indicates a situation that may cause possible
damage to equipment, loss of data, or
interference with other equipment.
Indicates important information that helps you
make better use of your system.
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Other Documents you Might Need
Other Documents you Might Need
The following documents are also available for this product. These
documents can be found on the product CD or at www.quantum.com/
support.
• Scalar i6000 Planning Guide (6-66882)
• Scalar i6000 Release Notes i8 (6-66883)
• Scalar i2000/i6000 Maintenance Guide (6-66880)
• Scalar i6000 Installation Guide (6-66881)
• Scalar i6000 Unpacking Instructions (6-66934)
• System, Safety, and Regulatory Information Guide (6-00618)
Note
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Release Notes are also available for this product.
The Release Notes describe changes to your system
or firmware since the last release, provide
compatibility information, and discuss any known
issues and workarounds. The Release Notes can be
found in the product box or at
www.quantum.com/support
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Getting More Information or Help Updated Contact Info
Getting More Information or Help Updated Contact Info
More information about this product is available on the Service and
Support Web site at www.quantum.com/support. The Service and
Support Web site contains a collection of information, including answers
to frequently asked questions (FAQs). You can also access software,
firmware, and drivers through this site.
For further assistance, or if training is desired, contact Quantum:
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Global Call Handling:
1-800-284-5101
For additional contact information:
www.quantum.com/support
To open a Service Request:
www.quantum.com/osr
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Chapter 2
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Description
The Scalar i6000 library automates the retrieval, storage, and control of
tape cartridges. Application software on the host can use the library’s
robotics to mount cartridges into tape drives and retrieve them without
operator intervention.
The library can be installed on a solid or raised floor. It has a standard 19inch rack footprint and can be placed in a standard server rack space.
Because the library provides access by way of the access and service
doors, the library can be placed with either side against a wall or between
racks.
Figure 1 on page 8 shows a front view of the library, consisting of a
control module and an expansion module.
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Figure 1 Front View of a
Control Module and Expansion
Module
expansion module
operator panel
control module
touch screen
I/E station
access doors
The library is designed for ease of installation, configuration, and field
upgrades. The minimum library configuration consists of one control
module. You can add up to 11 expansion modules as storage and tape
drive requirements change.
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Note
Expansion modules in positions nine through
twelve are storage-only modules and do not
contain I/E stations or drives.
For LTO, the maximum library configuration can accommodate
• 1 control module,
• 0 to 11 expansion modules
• 102 to 5316 cartridges,
• 1 to 96 tape drives.
An LTO library I/E Station configuration can accommodate:
• 1 to 8 24-slot Import/Export (I/E) stations in the control module and
first 7 expansion modules.
Or
• 1 24-slot I/E in the control module and up to 7 72-slot I/E stations
and first 7 expansion modules.
For DLT, the maximum library configuration can accommodate:
• 1 control module,
• 0 to 7 expansion modules,
• 100 to 2910 cartridges,
• 1 to 96 tape drives,
• 1 to 8 20-slot Import/Export stations.
Note
All 96 drives must be installed on the first eight
modules of the system.
This chapter includes the following sections:
• Library Features on page 10
• Control Module on page 13
• Expansion Modules on page 15
• Library Management Module on page 18
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Chapter 2 Description
Library Features
• I/O Management Units on page 20
• Cartridge Accessor on page 23
• Import/Export Stations on page 23
• Cartridges on page 25
• Cartridge Magazines on page 26
• Tape Drives on page 29
• Mixed Media Support and Rules on page 33
• Operator Panel on page 35
• Power System on page 36
Library Features
This section describes several library features.
Density
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The library provides a storage density of 720 cartridges (LTO) per square
meter. Each module, also referred to as a frame, has two storage racks:
one on the drive side and another on the door side. A rack consists of up
to 10 horizontal sections and three or four columns of magazines,
depending on the rack configuration. Each magazine, located at the
intersection of a particular section and a particular column, consists of
five or six cartridge slots, depending on the type of media (DLT or LTO
respectively).
The Library Management Console (LMC) gives you a single point from
which to view all library components, including robotics, drives, storage,
I/E stations, and network connectivity. You can use this graphical user
interface both locally from the library’s touch screen and remotely from a
remote client. The LMC communicates with the LMC server that runs on
the library. The LMC uses a simple and intuitive graphical style that is
secure and provides library managers with native partitioning ability.
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Library Features
Proactive Availability
2
Serviceability and
Reliability
2
The library can alert you about problems before they occur. The library
checks the complete data path at user-defined intervals to make sure that
it is functioning properly before backups begin. The library also monitors
its six major subsystems (drives, power, robotics, cooling, connectivity,
and control). You can configure the library to send notifications of
problems to one or more e-mail accounts, including Quantum service
personnel. For more information about the library’s monitoring and
reporting capabilities, see Maintaining Your Library on page 324.
The library has extensive serviceability and reliability features. You can
hot swap drives, power supplies (in redundant power configurations
only), Input/Output (I/O) blades, and fans. Host port failover, an
advanced feature that moves a host’s communication stream from a
failed connection to a working connection without disrupting the backup
operation, maintains connectivity whether the failure occurs on the host,
the switch, or the library.
Your backup system and data path are idle most of the time. When
backups begin, the system is used intensively at maximum bandwidth.
The library provides you with notifications and a robust ticket system
that notifies you of any problems it identifies, enabling you to solve them
before backups begin. For more information about the library’s
notification system, ticket system, and other troubleshooting help, see
Troubleshooting Your Library on page 37.
Data Path Conditioning 2
Quantum provides an automatic means of verifying, monitoring, and
protecting data path integrity between hosts and library drives. This
feature is referred to as data path conditioning. Using this feature,
administrators can proactively detect and resolve data path problems
before they affect backups, restore operations, and other data transfer
operations. Data path conditioning makes sure that data transmissions
are optimized and reliable, resulting in improved system availability.
Data path conditioning occurs in two separately managed areas:
• Between host and Fibre Channel (FC) I/O blades
• Between FC I/O blades and library drives
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Library Features
The FC I/O blade manages data path conditioning along the path
between itself and the library drives. Data path monitoring automatically
occurs at regular, configurable intervals. The I/O blade generates a RAS
ticket if monitoring tests fail for two intervals. This indicates either loss of
connectivity or drive failure. The FC I/O blades include the data path
conditioning feature. Administrators can use the LMC to configure data
path conditioning.
Host Attachment
2
Requests issued from the host application result in cartridge movement
in the library. The primary requests issued are for mounting and
dismounting cartridges in and out of the tape drives and for importing
and exporting cartridges in and out of the library. The library manages
the physical location. In addition to requesting cartridge movement in the
library, the host application can use the FC or SCSI command interface to
obtain status information, configuration information, and cartridge
storage information from the library.
Hosts can be attached to the library in the following ways:
• SDLT-320 SCSI-interfaced drives can be connected to the SAN when
they are directly connected to an external Storage Networking
Controller (SNC) 5100. There is no area provided to mount the SNC
inside the library modules, so you must plan for extra rack space near
the library.
• FC and SCSI drives can be directly attached to host systems or to the
SAN. In these configurations, the management control blade (MCB)
has one library control port (FC or SCSI) connecting to the controlling
host computer.
• FC drives can be attached to FC I/O blades in the I/O management
unit. There are two ports on each FC I/O blade that can be connected
directly to the host or to the SAN.
Remote Management
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The library can be managed locally or remotely using the LMC. Locally,
the LMC appears on the touch screen on the front of the library.
Remotely, the LMC is accessed through a client instance of the LMC
software on any computer on the network. For more information about
accessing Logging On From the LMC Applet (Web Browser) on
page 265. For more information about the LMC, see Library
Management Console (LMC) on page 271.
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Control Module
The LMC provides additional monitoring of a SAN-attached library over
the network to a management server by using Simple Network
Management Protocol (SNMP). This includes library subsystem health
and status information and early fault notification. For more information,
see the Intelligent Libraries Basic SNMP Reference Guide.
The library also supports the Common Information Model (CIM) server
based on the Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) on the
MCB. A CIM client can use the CIM server to monitor the SAN-attached
library. For more information, see the Intelligent Libraries SMI-S
Reference Guide.
Capacity on Demand
2
If you purchased capacity on demand, the library is initially licensed for a
default configuration of 100 DLT or 102 LTO storage slots. The number of
storage slots differs between media types because the library only
supports full magazines for capacity on demand.
The library’s license key must be enabled during installation to configure
those parts of the library that are governed by additional licensing.
Customer license keys are available from Quantum technical service.
The capacity on demand library can be expanded from a single module to
up to 12 modules. With capacity on demand, you can purchase enough
storage to accommodate your current needs. As your storage needs
change, you can add storage in blocks of 100 cartridges without being
required to purchase additional hardware. Capacity on demand begins at
100 cartridges and can be increased to as many as 5316 LTO or 2,910 DLT
cartridges inside one library.
Control Module
All library configurations include the control module, which contains the
following components at a minimum (see figure 2 on page 14):
• Library management module (LMM)
• I/E station
• Tape drives
• Cartridge storage
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Control Module
• Operator panel
• Power system
The I/O management unit is optional for the control module. For more
information about the I/O management unit, see I/O Management Units
on page 20.
Figure 2 Front and Back View
of the Control Module
front view
magazines
and
cartridge
slots
back view
I/O
management
unit
I/E
station
drive
clusters
library
management
module
power
supplies
accessor
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Expansion Modules
Expansion Modules
Expansion modules enable the library to expand by adding space for tape
drives, I/E stations, and cartridges. Each expansion module adds 300 to
456 LTO or 250 to 380 DLT cartridge slots, depending on the number of
tape drives installed and whether an I/E station is installed (see figure 3
on page 16). The library’s maximum configuration includes up to eleven
expansion modules for a total of up to 12 modules. Expansion modules
can only be added to the right of the control module.
Note
Expansion modules in positions nine through
twelve are storage-only modules and do not
contain I/E stations or drives.
The expansion modules can accommodate the following components:
• I/O management unit (optional)
• Tape drives (optional)
• Cartridge storage
• I/E station (optional)
• AC power compartment (required only if drives are added)
If an expansion module contains only cartridges, all power is derived
from the control module.
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Expansion Modules
Figure 3 Expansion Module
with 24 Slot I/E Station
cartridge
magazines
I/E station 24 slot
(optional)
drive cluster
(optional)
drive side
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Expansion Modules
Figure 4 Expansion Module
with 72 Slot I/E Station
magazines
72-slot
I/E station
(optional)
drive cluster
(optional)
drive side
I/E Station Options
door side
2
An expansion module is designed for customers who have an increased
need to import or export cartridges. An expansion module can have no I/
E station, a 24 slot I/E station, or a 72 slot I/E station. The increased
capacity is achieved by increasing the overall length of the I/E station
and doubling its width.
The 24-slot I/E station has a capacity of 24 LTO or 20 SDLT cartridges
that are located in four removable magazines.
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Library Management Module
The 72- slot I/E station consists of two side-by-side 36-slot I/E stations
that can be operate as one 72-slot I/E station or can be operated
independently. Each 36-slot I/E station provides I/E capacity of 36 LTO
cartridges in six removable magazines. SDLT cartridges are not
supported in the 72 slot I/E station.
Library Management Module
The library management module (LMM) controls and manages library
hardware and software components. It enables both SAN-connected
hosts and users who access the library using the operator panel to
configure the library, obtain system status information, and perform
various library functions. The LMM contains the management control
blade (MCB), the robotics control unit (RCU), and the library motor
driver (LMD), as shown in figure 5.
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Library Management Module
Figure 5 Library Management
Module Boards
management control blade
robotics control unit
library motor drive
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I/O Management Units
Management Control
Blade (MCB)
2
Robotics Control Unit
(RCU)
2
Library Motor Driver
(LMD)
2
The MCB is the primary point of intelligent management in the library.
The MCB stores firmware and configuration data for itself as well as most
other intelligent components in the library. It also contains the LMC,
which enables local or remote users or hosts to operate, configure, and
monitor the library. The MCB collects status information on other
components in the library and issues notifications when problems occur.
The RCU provides robotics intelligence that controls accessor movements
and functions, including picker, pivot, and reach actions. It receives
commands from hosts or users by way of the MCB.
The LMD monitors wiring, fuses, and relays within the library. It
regulates power levels and performs other power-related functions, such
as disabling robotics when a library door opens.
I/O Management Units
The I/O management unit is an optional component that provides
connectivity and data path management to a SAN fabric and the hosts.
The I/O management unit houses up to six FC I/O blades, which provide
FC connections for the Fibre Channel drives in the module. (The control
module and each of the expansion modules can contain up to 12 FC
drives.) The I/O management unit performs all tape drive and library
host communication functions in a library that is attached to a SAN.
The I/O management unit supports the control management blade
(CMB), the FC I/O blade, and the Ethernet Expansion Blade (EEB) as
shown in figure 6 on page 21.
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I/O Management Units
Figure 6 I/O Management Unit
CMB
FCB
Blank
EEB
* CMB Control Management Blade
* FCB FC I/O Blade
* EEB Ethernet Epnsion Blade
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I/O Management Units
Control Management
Blade (CMB)
2
FC I/O Blades
2
The CMB performs unit status monitoring, including power and I/O
present conditions, and internal network switch functions connecting
I/O blades with the LMM. The CMB stores connectivity information for
the I/O blades so that if you switch out an I/O blade, you do not have to
reconfigure connectivity settings to drives. The CMB also enables you to
update a drive’s firmware without using a firmware update (FUP) tape.
There are two different FC I/O blade types: 6404 that auto-negotiates up
to 2 Gbps and 7404 that auto-negotiates up to 4 Gbps. Each FC I/O blade
has an embedded controller that provides connectivity and features that
enhance the performance and reliability of tape operations. Each blade
provides two host communication ports and four connection ports to
drives.
Note
Fibre Channel LTO-1, LTO-2, LTO-3, LTO-4, LTO-5
DLT-S4, and SDLT-600 drives can be connected to
drive-aggregating Fibre Channel I/O blades or
directly attached to a host, so these drives do not
require an external SNC.
We recommend that you do not connect an LTO-5
drive to a blade; the I/O blade supports only 4
gigabits per second, but the drive supports 8
gigabits per second.
Ethernet Expansion
Blade (EEB)
2
The Ethernet Expansion Blade (EEB) provides the option for Ethernet
connectivity to each LTO-5 drive for MCB-to-drive communication
purposes only. The EEB is not in the data path like the fibre I/O blade.
The connection is at T100. This EEB provides a control path to the drive
for commands as well as facilitates taking drive logs and downloading
drive firmware. Each EEB has 6 Ethernet ports to allow attachment to 6
LTO-5 drives. The EEB provides Ethernet connectivity to the library's
internal Ethernet and should not be connected to an external Ethernet
source.
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Cartridge Accessor
Cartridge Accessor
The cartridge accessor moves cartridges between storage cells, tape
drives, and I/E stations. A picker is used to Get or Put cartridges in a
storage cell or a tape drive slot. The picker moves along an X and Y axis
and can pivot 180o. A barcode scanner on the picker assembly identifies
cartridges located in storage cells.
Import/Export Stations
I/E stations enable you to import and export cartridges without
interrupting normal library operations. The I/E station is installed on the
front of the control module and, optionally, any of the first seven
expansion modules in larger library configurations. See figure 1 on
page 8 and figure 2 on page 14 to see the location of the I/E station.
Each 24-slot I/E station contains four removable magazines for a total of
24 LTO or 20 DLT tape cartridges. Each 72-slot I/E station contains
twelve removable magazines for a total of 72 LTO tape cartridges.
Note
Extended I/E Option
The I/E station cannot be configured as a storage
location, but it can be part of a logical division of
library resources known as partitions. For
information about partitions, see Working With
Partitions on page 112.
2
The number of I/E slots in a library is usually associated with the number
of I/E slots in an actual physical I/E station, but this physical slot count
could limit how many I/E slots may be available to a host application.
Extended I/E configurations remove such I/E slot count limitations by
increasing the I/E slot count for a partition with storage slots that will be
reported to a host as I/E slots. Thus, Extended I/E allows the user to
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Import/Export Stations
configure their partitions with I/E slots beyond the number of physical
I/E slots configured in the library. As a result, the host can export more
media than previously allowed.
Keep in mind that as Extended I/E slots are used, less storage slots are
available. You will need to initiate move/import operations of tape
cartridges into the extended I/E area for host access. Conversely, to
move/export tape cartridges from Extended I/E area slots to the emptied
physical I/E Station slots, you need to initiate the move/export operation
from the user interface for physical access to the library.
Note
By default, the Extended I/E feature is disabled
and is only available on Scalar i6000 libraries.
Extended I/E can be enabled/disabled from the
'Physical Library' dialog (Setup > Physical
Library). Refer to Setting Up Policies for the
Physical Library on page 159.
To configure a partition with Extended I/E
segments, the user must use the Partition Wizard
(Setup > Partition > Configure). The Extended I/E
feature is only available in Expert' creation mode
or if you are modifying an existing partition. Refer
to Creating Partitions Manually Using Expert
Mode on page 129.
Extended I/E must be enabled before using it. When configuring
Extended I/E in a partition, ensure you have enough licensed slots
(Capacity On Demand (COD)) to accommodate the new Extended I/E
slots, since Extended I/E slots use the COD licensed slot count.
When you configure Extended I/E slots you must have at lease one
physical I/E segment configured in the partition. The maximum number
of physical and Extended I/E slots per partition is 240.
The I/E area configured with the Extended I/E feature will report the
SCSI element addresses starting with the actual physical I/E slots,
followed by the extended I/E slots. This will allow hosts to always first
use the available slots in the actual physical I/E Station before “spilling”
into the extended I/E area.
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Cartridges
Cartridges
Cartridges are stored in magazines within the library, as shown in
figure 7.
Figure 7 Example of LTO
Cartridge Insertion into a
Magazine
magazine barcode
LTO cartridge
LTO magazine
cartridge barcode location
Each cartridge has an operator-attached, machine-readable barcode label
on it for identification purposes. The library can dynamically support
barcode labels with 1 to 14 characters plus a one-character or twocharacter media identifier, depending on drive type (LTO or DLT). The
library currently supports Code 39 (3 of 9) type barcode labels. For more
information about tape cartridges, see Tape Drives on page 29. For
additional specification information, see Barcode Requirements on
page 506. For details about the use of drives and cartridges, see Mixed
Media Support and Rules on page 33.
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Cartridge Magazines
Cartridge Magazines
The cartridge magazine is a storage assembly that installs on the drive
side or door side of the control module or expansion module, as shown in
figure 8. It contains the cartridge slots and provides flexibility when
adding storage cartridges to a module.
Figure 8 Magazine and Drive
Locations in the Control Module
I/E
station
cartridge
magazines
upper
drive
cluster
drives or
storage
lower
drive
cluster
drive side
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Cartridge Magazines
Figure 9 Expansion Module
Magazine and Drive Locations
in Control Module
There are two types of magazines: one for DLT and another for LTO.
Because the two magazines are the same size, they can be mixed in the
library. DLT magazines hold five cartridges, and LTO magazines hold six
cartridges.
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Cartridge Magazines
Table 1 Cartridge Capacities in
Library Modules
Type of
Cartridge
Cartridges
per
Magazine
Magazines
per Control
Modulea
Magazines per
Expansion
Moduleb
Control Module
Cartridge
Capacityc
Expansion
Module Cartridge
Capacityd
DLT
5
44 min/50
max
50 min/76 max
220 min/250 max
250 min/380 max
LTO
6
44 min/50
max
32 min/76 max
264 min/300 max
192 min/456 max
a.The minimum is based on having 11 additional drives installed. The maximum is based on having one drive
and one I/E station installed.
b.The minimum is based on having an I/E station and 12 drives installed. The maximum is based on having
no drives or an I/E station installed.
c.The minimum is based on having 11 additional drives installed. The maximum is based on having one drive
and one I/E station installed.
d. The minimum is based on having an I/E station and 12 drives installed. The maximum is based on having
no drives or an I/E station installed.
Each magazine has a barcode label that the scanner reads for
identification and inventory. An optional, snap-on dust cover is available
for the magazines. Magazines with the dust cover have interlocked
stacking that enables easier storage of the media when they are removed
from the library for external storage.
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Support for WORM
Support for WORM
The Scalar i6000 library supports WORM (write once, read many)
technology in LTO-3, LTO-4, and LTO-5 tape drives. WORM
requirements include:
• Cartridges
• Firmware
• WORM-supported LTO-3 tape drives
• WORM-supported LTO-4 tape drives
• WORM-supported LTO-5 tape drives
WORM allows non-erasable data to be written once and provides extra
data security by prohibiting accidental data erasure. When the library
firmware and WORM-supported LTO-3, LTO-4, or LTO-5 tape drive
code are installed on a library with LTO-3, LTO-4, or LTO-5 tape drives,
the WORM feature is supported whenever the operator uses WORM
cartridges.
Tape Drives
Tape drives are enclosed in a universal drive sled. You can hot swap and
hot add all supported drives, regardless of type. The library supports the
following types of tape drives:
• IBM LTO-1 or LTO-2 LVD–SCSI
• IBM LTO-1, LTO-2, LTO-3, LTO-4, or LTO-5 FC Multi-mode
• HP LTO-3, LTO-4, and LTO-5 FC Multi-mode
• Quantum SDLT-320 LVD–SCSI
• Quantum SDLT-600 FC
• Quantum DLT-S4 FC
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Tape Drives
CAUTION
Although the physical library can contain more
than one media domain or drive domain, you
cannot have a mix of domain types within a
partition (for example, LTO and DLT).
A single partition can have a mixture of drive
types and interface types within the same
domain (for example, LTO-1 and LTO-2 with
SCSI or Fibre Channel interfaces).
The control module and expansion modules have upper and lower drive
clusters. Each library must have at least one tape drive. Each drive cluster
can house up to six tape drives for a total of 12 drives. Additional drives
can be added to the first seven expansion modules in the configuration.
This enables you to have a total of 96 drives.
Note
When you add drives, you lose storage slots.
Drives must be installed in bottom-to-top order in the control module
before any are added to the first expansion module. There are two sixdrive clusters in each of the first eight modules.
Note
The term drive cluster defines a grouping of up to
six tape drives below or above the middle X-axis
rail.
Figure 8 on page 26 shows the locations of drives in the control module.
For details about the use of drives and cartridges, see Mixed Media
Support and Rules on page 33.
Fibre Channel LTO-1, LTO-2, LTO-3, LTO-4, LTO-5, DLT-S4, and SDLT600 drives can be connected to drive-aggregating Fibre Channel I/O
blades or directly attached to a host, so these drives do not require an
external SNC. More detailed information about LTO and SDLT drives
follows.
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Tape Drives
2
LTO Drives
Five generations of LTO drives are supported, but they are not fully
compatible as shown in Table 2.
Table 2 LTO Drive and
Cartridge Compatibility
LTO-1
Cartridge
LTO-2
Cartridge
LTO-3
Cartridge
LTO-1
Drives
Reads/
Writes
Not
compatible
Not
Not
Not
compatible compatible compatible
Not
Not
Not
compatible compatible compatible
LTO-2
Drives
Reads/
Writesa
Reads/
Writes
Not
Not
Not
compatible compatible compatible
Not
Not
Not
compatible compatible compatible
LTO-3
Drives
Readsb
Reads/
Writesc
Reads/
Writes
Write Once, Not
Read
compatible
Manyd
Not
Not
Not
compatible compatible compatible
LTO-4
Drives
Not
Reads
compatible
Reads/
Writes
Write Once, Reads/
Read Many Writes
Write
Not
Not
Once, Read compatible compatible
Manye
LTO-5
Drives
Not
Not
compatible compatible
Read
Read Many Reads/
Writes
Write
Reads/
Once, Read Writes
Many
LTO-3
WORM
LTO-4
Cartridge
LTO-4
WORM
LTO-5
Cartridge
LTO-5
WORM
Write Once,
Read Many
a.LTO-2 drives do not reformat LTO-1 cartridges. The drives will write to the cartridges in the LTO-1 format
(100 GB capacity).
b.LTO-3 drives only read LTO-1, they do not write to the LTO-1.
c.LTO-3 drives do not reformat LTO-2 cartridges to contain the same density as the LTO-3 cartridges (400
GB). The LTO-3 drives will write to the LTO-2 cartridges in the LTO-2 format (200 GB capacity).
d.LTO-3 WORM requires the installation of library firmware and WORM-supported LTO-3 tape drive
code.
e. LTO-4 WORM requires the installation of the library firmware and WORM-supported LTO-4 tape drive
code.
All LTO cartridges are the same size, which means they use the same
magazines in the library.
LTO drives can be directly attached to hosts, attached to the SAN, or
connected to FC I/O blades in the I/O management unit. SCSI drives
must be directly attached to hosts or to the SAN.
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Tape Drives
2
DLT Drives
Five generations of DLT cartridges are supported in the library, but the
drives are not fully compatible as shown in Table 3.
Table 3 DLT Drive and
Cartridge Compatibility
SDLT-600
Cartridges
SDLT-320
Cartridges
SDLT-220
Cartridges
SDLT-VS 160
Cartridges
DLT-S4
Cartridges
DLT-S4
Drives
Reads
Reads
Reads
Not
compatible
Reads/Writes
SDLT-600
Drives
Reads/Writes
Reads
Reads
Reads
Not
compatible
SDLT-320
Not
compatible
Reads/Writes
Reads/Writes
Not
compatible
Not
compatible
Drives
The SDLT-600 tape drives support reading and writing to SDLT II
cartridges. They also have a backward-read compatibility (BRC) mode.
When in this mode, the SDLT-600 is capable of reading SDLT-220 and
SDLT-320 tape formats in an SDLT I data cartridge, as well as the SDLTVS160 tape format in the DLT tape VS1 data cartridge. The SDLT-600 tape
drive will eject a data cartridge written in DLT formats other than DLTVS160. All DLT cartridges are the same size, which means they will use
the same magazines in the library.
The SDLT-320 SCSI tape drives are supported in the library, but they
must be connected to an FC Host SAN by means of an external SNC 5100.
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Mixed Media Support and Rules
Mixed Media Support and Rules
The library supports both LTO and DLT cartridges and drives in the same
configuration, provided that you adhere to the following rules:
• When purchasing a library with mixed media, the new orders must
specify the base system technology (either LTO or DLT) and the
number of magazines, the number of drives, and the number of I/E
station magazines for each media type required. The base system is
considered the primary media type used in the library.
• Multiple generations of LTO media can be mixed at the magazine
level.
• The supported multiple media are LTO-1, LTO-2, LTO-3, LTO-3
WORM, LTO-4, LTO-4 WORM, LTO-5, LTO-5 WORM, SDLT-320,
SDLT-600, DLT-S4.
• If you are loading cartridges into the library by using the I/E station,
you must have a magazine of each of the two types of media in the I/
E station (LTO and DLT).
• Mixed media can be within the 100 slot capacity increment, with the
following restrictions:
•
DLT must be ordered in multiples of five because the magazines
hold five cartridges.
•
LTO must be ordered in multiples of six because the magazines
hold six cartridges.
•
Regardless of the mixed quantities of each media type, the total
slots licensed will still be in multiples of 100.
• Field upgrades of the library to existing single media systems must
specify a mixed media picker kit if mixed media will be used in the
upgraded library.
• Drive types can be installed in any order. For example, an LTO drive
can occupy the first drive position, a DLT drive can occupy the
second, and another LTO can occupy the third drive position.
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Mixed Media Support and Rules
However, drives must be installed beginning in the lower most drive slot
of the control module. Once the control module has 12 drives installed
from bottom to top, you must move to the bottom drive position of the
first expansion module.
• The library must include at least one drive for each type of cartridge
used.
• Magazines must be installed in the control module beginning with
the back rack (drive side). Once the back rack (drive side) is full, you
must then install magazines in the door side, starting with the top left
corner. See figure 10.
• The secondary media type is installed beginning at storage slot 4096
or the first media magazine. See figure 10.
Figure 10 Magazine
Installation Order
tape drives
magazines must
be installed from
top to bottom
X-axis rail
tape drives
drive side
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Operator Panel
Operator Panel
The operator panel is located on the front of the control module and
consists of indicators and a touch screen (see figure 11). The buttons are
for library control and power, and the indicators provide library status.
Figure 11 Operator Panel
Status indicator
Power indicator/button
Robotics Enabled
indicator/button
touch screen
The touch screen is the library navigation point and provides access to
the LMC. For more information about the touch screen and the LMC, see
Operator Panel and Library Management Console (LMC) on page 271.
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Power System
Power System
The library supports single and redundant power configurations. The
single configuration has a single AC line input and single DC power
supply. The redundant configuration has dual AC line input and dual DC
power supplies. You can hot swap a power supply if you have a
redundant power supply. You can hot add a second power supply.
The power system consists of the following:
• Power supply
• Power distribution unit (PDU)
• AC power cord
A single power switch, located on the access door, turns on and off all
power for the control module and attached expansion modules. Each
PDU has a second circuit breaker, located in the rear of the module, that
controls the module power supply output. The power supply has three
LEDs that provide status information. The power system also has four
fuses for system protection.
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3
Troubleshooting Your Library
This chapter describes how the library informs you of issues that it
detects within its subsystems. It also provides information about working
with tickets to resolve issues, running verifications tests to check whether
they have been resolved, interpreting LEDs, viewing command history
logs, and accessing Online Help.
This chapter consists of the following sections:
• How Does the Library Report Issues? on page 38
• Working With Tickets on page 43
• Viewing Tape Alerts and Generating Media Integrity Analysis
Reports on page 62
• Generating Media Integrity Analysis Reports on page 65
• Saving a Report Template on page 70
• Generating the Tickets Report on page 76
• Interpreting LEDs on page 82
• Interpreting LBX Terminator LEDs on page 97
• Working With Command History Logs on page 102
• Accessing Online Help on page 107
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How Does the Library Report Issues?
How Does the Library Report Issues?
The library has advanced problem detection, reporting, and notification
functionality. The library has many processors and sensors that monitor
conditions and operations, such as temperatures, voltages, current,
calibrations, firmware versions, and so forth.
The first indication of issues is the status indicator on the indicator panel,
as shown in Figure 12.
Figure 12 Status Indicator
Status indicator
• If the Status indicator light is solid green, the library currently has no
tickets in an Open state.
• If the Status indicator light is flashing amber, at least one of the six
subsystems has a ticket in an Open state.
When the library detects an issue, it creates a ticket for it. A ticket
includes the following types of information:
• Details about the issue
• Reports that are associated with the ticket
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How Does the Library Report Issues?
• A repair page that provides corrective actions
In most cases, tickets isolate field replaceable units (FRUs) that you must
service or replace.
Note
Tickets can indicate failures or other serious
problems, but they also can indicate warning
conditions that you should investigate or other
helpful information. For example, opening the
library’s access door or changing the library’s
configuration causes the library to create a ticket,
but these situations would not indicate serious
problems. However, you should investigate the
tickets.
The library assigns a severity level to each ticket that it creates, and it
notifies users of the ticket. Table 4 describes possible severity levels for
tickets.
Table 4 Severity Levels
Assigned to Tickets
Severity Level
Description
1 (Failed)
Indicates that a failure has occurred or a different serious condition exists within a
library subsystem that requires immediate corrective action. In most cases, a
hardware component is no longer functioning at an acceptable level or has failed.
Typical library operations are either impossible or highly unreliable.
Examples of failure situations include a FRU that is not functioning, a temperature
threshold that has been reached that causes unreliable operations, or a partition that
the library has automatically taken offline.
2 (Degraded)
Indicates that a degraded condition exists within a library subsystem that impacts
system performance or redundancy. Typical library operations can continue
without immediate corrective action, but an administrator should investigate the
condition and correct the problem soon.
Examples of degraded situations include a redundant power supply that has failed
or a connectivity problem that has caused host port failover to occur.
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Assigned to Tickets
Severity Level
Description
3 (Warning)
Indicates that a condition exists within a library subsystem that has little effect on
system operations. Typical library operations can continue without immediate
corrective action, but you should investigate the condition and correct the problem
when possible. Warnings also can provide helpful information, such as indicating
that a door is open.
Examples of warning situations include a FRU that is functioning less reliably or a
temperature threshold that has been reached that does not affect reliable operations.
The library has two ways of notifying users that it has discovered issues
and has created tickets for them:
• Status indicators on Library Management Console (LMC) system
status buttons
• E-mail notifications
Understanding Indicators
on System Status
Buttons
3
System status buttons are located in the Overall System Status area at the
bottom of the LMC display. Each button displays a status indicator for
the library subsystem it represents. For more information about the
buttons, see System Status Buttons on page 286. When the library creates
a ticket, the status indicator button for the affected subsystem
automatically changes from the following icon:
Good (green)
to one of the following icons:
Warning or Degraded
(yellow)
Failed (flashing red)
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The meanings of these status indicators correspond to the severity levels
described in table 4 on page 39. If a system status button indicates
anything other than a Good state, clicking it displays a list of open tickets
for the subsystem. To access tickets by using the system status buttons,
see Working With Tickets on page 43.
Understanding E-mail
Notifications
3
The library collects status information on its components and, if the
appropriate e-mail notifications have been set up in the LMC, the library
can send notifications whenever tickets with severity levels 1, 2, or 3 are
created. For information about severity levels, see table 4 on page 39. The
library assigns a severity level to each ticket it creates. If the ticket’s
severity level matches one of an e-mail address’ severity codes (as set up
in e-mail notifications), the library sends a notification to that particular
e-mail address. The library also sends a notification if a ticket’s severity
level escalates to a more severe level. The library does not send one when
an ticket’s severity level becomes less severe.
By default, the only e-mail address to which the library sends e-mail
notifications (severity level 1 issues only) is [email protected]
(Quantum technical support). To set up other e-mail addresses to receive
notifications, see Configuring E-mail on page 164 and Setting Up E-mail
Notifications on page 167.
Note
Even though you can remove the Quantum
technical support e-mail address so that Quantum
does not receive severity level 1 notifications,
Quantum recommends that you do not remove it.
Also, do not include the Quantum technical
support e-mail address for severity level 2 or 3
notifications.
The subject line of the e-mail notification indicates “Scalar i6000,” the
library’s serial number, and the severity level of the ticket. The body of
the message states that the library sent the message automatically. The
message body also includes the following information, which provides
details about the ticket and library conditions at the time of the event:
• Ticket summary
• Ticket details, including status information
• Firmware versions, including MCB, RCU, CMB, and drive bricks
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• Physical library configuration
• Library states, such as physical library online or offline, partitions
online or offline, or robotics enabled or disabled
• Time stamps of recent activity
• Report summary
• Report details for the ticket
The notification also includes a repair page attachment. This page
provides a problem description and corrective actions you or a customer
service engineer (CSE) can perform. For more information about repair
pages, see Viewing Repair Pages on page 61.
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about a ticket and how to resolve it. However, the
notification represents a condition that existed at a
certain time in the past. The notification might not
reflect the current situation. The notification
indicates a specific ticket ID, so you should find
and examine that specific ticket in the LMC. The
ticket reflects the real-time status of the issue. For
more information about accessing tickets, see
Working With Tickets on page 43.
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Working With Tickets
Tickets are your primary troubleshooting tool when you experience
problems with the library. A ticket provides details and reports about the
issue and library conditions at the time of the event. It also provides
guidance on how to resolve the issue. If you are an administrator or a
service representative, you can access the tickets through the LMC. This
section explains how to display ticket lists, view ticket and report details,
view repair pages, and resolve and close tickets.
Ticket Guidelines
3
To help you quickly troubleshoot an issue by using tickets, read the
following guidelines.
What is the issue and its cause?
3
You became aware of a library issue because either the library sent an
e-mail notification, an LMC system status button indicated a subsystem
status of Warning, Degraded, or Failed, or a backup/archive software
application indicated a problem. Tickets include details about the issue
and library conditions at the time of the event. They also include reports,
any history tickets that the library has created in the past for the same
FRU, and a repair page that provides a detailed description of the issue
and its possible causes. The repair page also provides corrective actions
that you or a CSE can perform. To use a ticket to determine an issue and
its cause, you can perform the following general steps:
1 Display a list of tickets (see Displaying Ticket Lists on page 46).
2 View the details for the appropriate ticket (see Viewing Ticket Details
on page 52).
3 View the reports that are associated with this ticket (see Viewing
Ticket Details Reports on page 58.
4 View the ticket’s repair page (see Viewing Repair Pages on page 61).
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Where did the issue occur in the library?
3
The Status Group field on the Details tab of the Ticket Details dialog
box indicates the library subsystem that caused the ticket. For more
information about the Details tab, see Viewing Ticket Details on page 52
The FRU ID field on the Report tab of the Ticket Details dialog box
indicates the type of FRU that is affected, and the FRU Instance field
indicates the specific FRU by its location in the library. For more
information about the Report tab, see Viewing Ticket Details Reports on
page 58.
When did the issue first occur?
3
The Posted field on the Details tab of the Ticket Details dialog box
indicates the date and time on which the library first reported the issue
and created a ticket for it. For more information about the Details tab, see
Viewing Ticket Details on page 52.
Has the issue occurred repeatedly?
3
The Duplicates field on the Details tab of the Ticket Details dialog box
indicates how many times the library has reported the same issue while
the ticket has been open. In addition, you can determine whether the
same issue has occurred and been resolved in the past. The FRU History
List area on the Details tab lists tickets that have been opened for the
same FRU in the past, but have been resolved and are now in the Closed
or Verified state. By selecting a history ticket and then clicking Show, you
can investigate the ticket history of a particular FRU. For more
information about the Details tab and viewing history tickets, see
Viewing Ticket Details on page 52.
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Has the FRU been replaced before?
3
You can determine whether a specific FRU has been replaced in the past
by examining the FRU SN field on the Details tab of the Ticket Details
dialog box for the open ticket and the history tickets. Because the history
tickets associated with an open ticket are for the same specific instance of
a FRU, and because a FRU instance is identified by its location in the
library, the FRU serial number, which is uniquely assigned to each FRU,
will change if the unit has been replaced in the past. For more
information about the Details tab and viewing history tickets, see
Viewing Ticket Details on page 52.
How do I resolve the issue?
3
The repair page provides comprehensive, step-by-step procedures for
resolving the issue. Both user and CSE procedures are provided. When
the procedures require a CSE to perform them, contact technical support.
For more information, see Viewing Repair Pages on page 61.
How can I know whether the issue is resolved?
3
Some issues require you to determine whether they are resolved and
others the library will detect automatically.
• In some cases, the library can automatically detect that an issue is
resolved (for example, an open door that is now shut). For these, the
library automatically transitions the ticket to the Verified state.
• In other cases, the library cannot automatically detect that an issue is
resolved (for example, a faulty tape cartridge). You must determine
whether the issue is resolved by running a verification test or, if an
applicable test does not exist, by following the repair page
instructions. If you run a test and the results are all good, the library
automatically transitions the ticket to the Verified state. If you cannot
run a test, you should physically examine the FRU, and then
manually transition the ticket to the Closed state after determining
that the issue is resolved. After you close the ticket, the library
transitions it to the Verified state if it is able to do so. For more
information, see Running Verification Tests to Determine Issue
Resolution on page 73 and Closing Tickets on page 74.
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The library reopens tickets that receive failed, degraded, or warning
reports within 30 minutes of transitioning to the Closed or Verified state.
If a Closed or Verified ticket remains free of failed, degraded, or warning
reports for 30 minutes, the library locks them from transitioning back to
the Open state. A failed, degraded, or warning report that is received
beyond 30 minutes causes the library to open a new ticket.
What do I do if I cannot resolve the issue?
3
Contact Quantum technical support. See Getting More Information or
Help Updated Contact Info on page 6. Technical support personnel
might ask you to send them an electronic copy of the ticket. For
instructions, see Mailing, Saving, and Printing Ticket Information on
page 70.
How do I view the number of tickets that occurred in a certain time
range?
3
The Tickets Report lets you see how many tickets occurred in a particular
time period. You can choose to group tickets by subsystem, module, or
FRU, and the results can be presented as a rollup summary or as a trend
so you can see if the number of issues is increasing or decreasing over
time. Also, the report results can be presented in different chart formats,
such as bar graphs or pie charts. For more information, see Generating
the Tickets Report on page 76.
Displaying Ticket Lists 3
The LMC provides three ways to display ticket lists:
• By clicking a system status button that indicates a Warning,
Degraded, or Failed state
This option displays a list of open tickets for the associated subsystem.
See Using System Status Buttons to Display Ticket Lists on page 47.
• By clicking Tools→ Tickets
This option displays the Tickets dialog box from which you can obtain a
list of all tickets or a partial list of tickets according to selection criteria.
See Using the Tickets Command or the Tickets Button to Display Ticket
Lists on page 49.
• By clicking the Tickets button on the toolbar
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This option displays the same Tickets dialog box as the Tools→ Tickets
command does. See Using the Tickets Command or the Tickets Button to
Display Ticket Lists on page 49.
From the ticket list, you can select a ticket to view ticket details,
associated reports, and a repair page.
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To display a list of tickets by using a system status button, the button
must indicate a Warning, Degraded, or Failed state. Clicking a system
status button that indicates a Good state either displays a list of
subsystem tickets that are in Closed or Verified states or informs you that
no tickets exist for the subsystem.
1 Click the system status button that corresponds with the subsystem
for which you want to display a list of open tickets.
The Ticket List dialog box appears with a list of open tickets for the
subsystem.
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The following table describes the elements on the Ticket List dialog
box.
Element
Description
In the Select Ticket area:
Check Box
To close multiple tickets, select each ticket you want to close by clicking the
check box.
ID
The library-assigned identifier for the ticket.
Description
A summary description of the ticket. The description identifies the FRU that
caused the ticket and includes reason text that describes the cause of the ticket.
State
The current state of the ticket. Possible states are:
Open — indicates that an issue, whether problem or warning condition, has
occurred in the library that requires attention
Closed — indicates that a user has closed the issue
Verified — indicates that the library has successful operational results or
positive data that verifies that the problem is resolved
Severity
The severity level of the ticket. Possible levels are:
• 1 (Failed)
• 2 (Degraded)
• 3 (Warning)
• 5 (Good)
Serial #
The serial number that the manufacturer assigns to the particular FRU.
Sub-system
The subsystem that caused the ticket. Possible subsystems are:
• Connectivity
• Drives
• Control
• Power
• Cooling
• Robotics
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Element
Description
Posted Date
The date and time on which the library created the ticket.
The Details button displays the Ticket Details dialog box. For more
information, see Viewing Ticket Details on page 52.
2 By default, the ticket list is sorted by ticket ID in ascending order with
the oldest ticket at the top and the newest one at the bottom. To
change the sorting (for example, by state or severity), click the
column heading by which you want the tickets sorted. Repeatedly
clicking a column heading toggles between ascending and
descending order.
Using the Tickets Command or the Tickets Button to Display Ticket
3
Lists
1 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
2 Click Tools→ Tickets or click the Tickets button on the toolbar.
The Tickets dialog box appears.
This dialog box enables you to specify the kinds of tickets that will
appear in the ticket list. For example, you can do the following:
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To display all tickets in the library, select All for state, severity,
and subsystem.
•
To display all open tickets with a severity level 2 status for the
drives and control subsystems, select Opened for state, 2 for
severity, and Drives and Control for subsystem.
•
To display all tickets that users have manually closed for the
robotics subsystem, select Closed for state, All for severity, and
Robotics for subsystem.
•
To display all tickets that the library has automatically
determined as having been resolved, select Verified for state, All
for severity, and All for subsystem.
If you select a combination that does not produce a ticket list, a No
Tickets Found error message appears.
By default, this dialog box is set to Opened for state, All for severity
level, and All for subsystem.
Note
Tickets that the library has automatically verified
and closed are in the Verified state. Tickets that
users have manually closed are in the Closed state.
3 Select the appropriate check boxes in the Select State, Select
Severity, and Select Sub-system areas, and then click OK.
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The Ticket List dialog box appears.
For descriptions of elements on the Ticket List dialog box, see Using
System Status Buttons to Display Ticket Lists on page 47.
4 By default, the ticket list is sorted by ticket ID in ascending order with
the oldest ticket at the top and the newest one at the bottom. To
change the sorting (for example, by state or severity), click the
column heading by which you want the tickets sorted. Repeatedly
clicking a column heading toggles between ascending and
descending order.
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Viewing Ticket Details
Tickets provide detailed information about the ticket itself, the reports
that are associated with it, and a repair page that gives guidance for
resolving the issue. These tickets provide important information about
library conditions from which the issue emerged and helpful information
for resolving it.
To display the detailed information for a particular ticket, perform the
following steps:
1 On the Ticket List dialog box in the Select Ticket area, click the
appropriate ticket row to highlight it.
2 Click Details.
The Ticket Details dialog box appears with the Details tab
displayed.
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The Ticket # area of the Ticket Details dialog box displays detailed
information about the ticket. The FRU History Ticket List area lists
all tickets that were ever opened in the past and that see the same
specific FRU (based on the FRU’s location in the library) as the one
reported by this ticket.
The following table describes the elements on the Details tab.
Element
Description
In the Ticket # area:
State
The current state of the ticket. Possible states are:
Open — indicates that an issue, whether problem or warning condition, has
occurred in the library that requires attention
Closed — indicates that a user has closed the issue
Verified — indicates that the library has successful operational results or
positive data that verifies that the problem is resolved
Posted
The date and time on which the library created the ticket.
Status Group
The subsystem that caused the ticket. Possible subsystems are:
Connectivity
Drives
Control
Power
Cooling
Robotics
Closed
If the ticket is closed, the date and time on which it was closed.
Severity
The severity level that is associated with the status group (subsystem).
Possible levels are:
1 (Failed)
2 (Degraded)
3 (Warning)
5 (Good)
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Element
Description
Duplicates
The number of times that the library has reopened the ticket. If a ticket is in the
Closed or Verified state and the identical problem occurs again within 30
minutes, the library reopens the ticket and increments the ticket’s duplicate
count. If the library has not reopened the ticket, the value is zero (0).
Tickets that are in the Closed or Verified state for more than 30 minutes cannot
be reopened. In this case, if the identical problem occurs again, the library
creates a new ticket.
FRU SN
The serial number of the particular FRU.
Repair Link
The name of the repair page that is associated with the ticket.
FRU Status
The status of the FRU. Possible statuses are:
• Failed
• Degraded
• Warning
• Good
Error Code
A number that is associated with a particular issue that caused the ticket
report. Because more than one issue can cause a report, an error code provides
another level of detail to what the report provides. The error code maps to a
portion of library firmware code, which a trained analyst can examine to
determine the root cause of an issue. If the ticket is in the Closed or Verified
state, this field is set to N/A. This information is for technical support use
only.
FRU Logical SN
The logical serial number that the library assigns to a drive in a specific
location. This is not the serial number of the particular FRU (see FRU SN in
this table). If a drive is replaced by another drive in the same library location,
the logical serial number remains the same. From the host’s perspective, the
replacement drive is the same as the original one. This field appears for all
drive-related tickets only. If the logical serial number addressing feature is
disabled for the library, Disabled appears in this field.
Description area
A summary description of report information that is associated with the ticket.
It includes reason text that describes the cause of the ticket.
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Element
Description
In the FRU History Ticket List area:
ID
The library-assigned identifier for the history ticket.
Description
A summary description of the history ticket. The description identifies the
FRU that caused the ticket and includes reason text that describes the cause of
the ticket.
All tickets that appear on the Details tab, including the ones in the FRU
History Ticket List area and the Ticket # area, see the same specific FRU.
State
The current state of the history ticket. All history tickets are in the Closed or
Verified state.
Severity
The historical ticket’s current severity level.
Serial #
The serial number of the particular FRU.
Sub-system
The subsystem that caused the ticket. Possible subsystems are:
• Connectivity
• Drives
• Control
• Power
• Cooling
• Robotics
Posted Date
The date and time on which the library created the ticket.
From the Ticket Details dialog box, you can perform the following tasks:
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Show button, and then redisplay the original ticket details using
the Initial Ticket button (see Viewing History Ticket Details on
page 56)
•
Connect to online service and support resources by clicking
Online Support. Online service and support resources include
free, secure access to KnowledgeBase articles and the Online
Service Request tool. (If clicking Online Support does not
connect you to the online service and support web site, try
disabling your web browser’s pop-up blocker.)
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Mail, save, or print ticket information by using the Send button
(see Mailing, Saving, and Printing Ticket Information on
page 70)
•
Determine whether the issue is resolved by using the FRU Test
button. FRU Test is available only if the ticket’s FRU has an
applicable verification test that you can run. (FRUs that belong to
the Accessor, Picker, Drive, I/E Assembly, or Bar Code Label
categories have applicable verification tests.) When you click
FRU Test, the Verification Tests dialog box appears with the
appropriate verification test already selected and ready to start. If
you run a verification test and the results are all good, the library
automatically transitions the ticket to the Verified state. For more
information, see Working With Verification Tests on page 430.
Note
Viewing History Ticket
Details
3
If the library does not have a verification test for
the FRU, after you resolve the issue, you must
manually transition the ticket to the Closed state by
using the Close Ticket button. After you close the
ticket, the library transitions it to the Verified state
if it is able to do so. For more information about
manually closing a ticket, see Closing Tickets on
page 74.
•
Display report information (see Viewing Ticket Details Reports
on page 58)
•
Display the repair page (see Viewing Repair Pages on page 61)
To display the detailed information for a particular history ticket,
perform the following steps:
1 On the Ticket List dialog box in the FRU History Ticket List area of
the Details tab, click the appropriate ticket row to highlight it.
2 Click Show.
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The history ticket details appear in the Ticket # area. However, the
list of tickets in the FRU History Ticket List remains the same as
what the initial ticket displayed. This list does not change. The
Report and Repair tabs show information that is specific to the
history ticket, but the Close Ticket and FRU Test buttons at the
bottom of the Ticket Details dialog box are grayed out because the
history ticket is in the Closed or Verified state already.
3 To return to the non-history ticket that appeared initially, click Initial
Ticket.
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Reports
3
The library creates a key report for each issue that occurs. As updates to
the issue occur, the library creates subordinate reports that it associates
with the key report. Typically, you should examine the key report
because it represents the earliest time at which the ticket reached its
highest severity level. It often isolates the most significant problem.
To display all report information that is associated with a ticket, click the
Report tab on the Ticket Details dialog box.
By default, the Report # area displays report details for either the key
report or, if subordinate reports exist, the most recent subordinate report.
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The following describes the elements on the Report tab:
Element
Description
In the Reports Tree area:
Report tree area
Provides a hierarchy of report information that is associated with the ticket.
Descriptions includes reason text that describes the cause of the report.
Initially, only the highest level of the report tree appears. Clicking this level
(Reports for Ticket #) reveals one or more second-level reports, and clicking a
second-level report reveals one or more third-level reports. Second-level reports
function essentially as containers of third-level reports. A ticket in the Open state
has one or more third-level reports, including one key report. The key report
represents the earliest time at which the ticket reached its highest severity level. It
often isolates the most significant problem. A ticket in the Closed or Verified state
does not have a key report.
In the Report # area:
Report ID
The library-assigned identifier for the report.
Posted
The date and time on which the library created the report.
Duplicates
For open tickets only, the number of times that the library created the same
report. If the identical issue occurs while the ticket remains open, the library
creates an identical report and increments the report’s duplicate count. If the
library has not created duplicate reports, the value is zero (0).
Status Group
The subsystem that caused the ticket. Possible subsystems are:
Connectivity
Drives
Control
Power
Cooling
Robotics
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Element
Description
Severity
The severity level that is associated with the status group (subsystem). Possible
levels are:
• Failed
• Degraded
• Warning
• Good
FRU ID
The identifier for the FRU.
FRU Instance
In libraries with multiple FRUs of the same kind, the specific FRU that caused the
report. This field usually identifies a particular FRU by its location in the library
(for example, [1,1,1,8,1,1] for a drive sled). If the library has only one instance of
the FRU, this field is blank.
FRU Category
The category to which the FRU belongs.
Reason
A brief explanation of why the FRU caused the report. Reasons describe the
causes of issues.
Error Code
A number that is associated with a particular issue that caused the ticket report.
Because more than one issue can cause a report, an error code provides another
level of detail to what the report provides. The error code maps to a portion of
library firmware code, which a trained analyst can examine to determine the root
cause of an issue. This information is for technical support use only.
Modifier
A numerical qualifier, in hexadecimal format, that provides context for an error
condition. A modifier adds another level of detail to what the error code
provides. If a modifier does not exist for the error condition, this field is set to
“0x0”. This information is for technical support use only.
Repair Link
The name of the repair page that is associated with the report.
Report Description
A summary description of the report.
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3
Repair pages provide problem descriptions and corrective actions that
you or a CSE can perform. To display the repair page that is associated
with a ticket, click the Repair tab on the Ticket Details dialog box.
The repair page provides the following information:
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The Problem section describes the issue in more detail.
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The User and Customer Service Engineer Actions section
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The Customer Service Engineer Actions section provides
additional corrective actions that the CSE can perform. If you are
a user, do not perform these steps. Contact technical support for
assistance.
Note
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Reports
3
•
The Technical Support Information section provides a
comprehensive list of FRUs that could be involved.
•
Text on the repair pages can include links to specific Online Help
pages, which appear in place of the repair page when you click
them. Navigation buttons near the top of the Repair tab enable
you to access Online Help pages as follows:
•
The < Back button returns you to the previously viewed page
(either a previously viewed Online Help page or the repair page).
•
The Next > button returns you to the page that you were viewing
before you clicked the < Back button.
•
The Content button displays a table of contents for the Online
Help system.
Tape alerts are issued by a drive whenever there is a problem in the drive
that relates to a tape cartridge. The problem can be with the drive or with
the tape cartridge. You can view tape alerts on the Media Integrity
Analysis tab of the Ticket Details dialog box or generate tape alert
reports from Reports on the menu. See Viewing Tape Alerts on page 63
or Generating Media Integrity Analysis Reports on page 65.
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plans, and removal and replacement procedures.
The Media Integrity Analysis feature requires a
license key to use. For more information, see
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You can use these reports to cross-reference tape alerts for drives and
tape cartridges over a specified period of time, in order to determine if
the problem belongs to the drive or to a specific tape cartridge. Typically,
tape alerts point to a drive problem if a specific drive exhibits tape alerts
against multiple pieces of media. Conversely, tape alerts point to a media
problem if a specific piece of media exhibits tape alerts against multiple
drives. See Generating Media Integrity Analysis Reports on page 65.
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Viewing Tape Alerts
To view tape alerts:
1 Click the Media Integrity Analysis tab on the Ticket Details dialog
box.
Note
The Media Integrity Analysis tab only appears on
the Ticket Details dialog box for drive subsystem
tickets.
The Media Integrity Analysis view appears, displaying one of the
following:
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present in the library, the view displays a list of drive SNs in the
left pane and media IDs in the right pane for which tape alerts
exist for the specified date range.
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If the drive serial number given in the ticket is invalid or if the
drive is not present in the library, the view displays the message,
“Invalid serial number or drive is no longer present”.
2 To change the date range, click the down arrow next to the date box
and select the range you want.
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The Media Integrity Analysis tab displays the tape alert information
available for the selected range.
3 To sort the lists, click the column heading you want to sort.
4 Go to Generating Media Integrity Analysis Reports on page 65.
3
Generating Media Integrity Analysis Reports
This function allows you to generate reports using the criteria described
in table 6 on page 77.
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To generate tape alert reports:
1 Do one of the following:
•
On the Media Integrity Analysis tab of the Ticket Details dialog
box, click Report.
•
On the menu bar, click Tools→ Reports→ Media Integrity
Analysis.
The Report Criteria dialog box appears.
2 To view a report, select the report criteria described in the following
and click View.
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Table 5 Report Criteria
Element
Description
Range
Specifies the range of time to cover in the report. Choices include:
• Historical
• Current Month
• Last Month
• Last 3 Months
• Last 6 Months
• Last 12 Months
• Last 30 Days (default)
• Last 7 Days
Grouping
Determines which drive or tape cartridge to base the report. Choices include:
• All (default)
• Selected Drive by Physical SN—displays the Choose Drive dialog box
• Selected Media by Media ID—displays the Specify Media dialog box
Media ID,
Drive Physical SN,
Tape Alert
check boxes
Selected in any combination to determine which values are included in the
report. (All=default)
Type
Type of report. Choices include:
• Rollup—displays the values based on which of the above check boxes,
Media ID, Drive Physical SN, and/or Tape Alert, that you have selected
(default)
• Trend—shows the occurrence of tape alerts over time
Sort By
How the report is sorted. Choices include:
• Alphabetically (default)
• Count
• Last Occurrence
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Element
Description
Chart
Determines the type of chart. Choices include:
• Area
• Bar
• Bar 3D
• Line
• Stacked Area
• Stacked Bar
• Stacked Bar 3D
• Pie
• Pie 3D (default)
The Report Viewer dialog box appears. The content and appearance
of the report varies depending on the selected criteria.
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3 Click Preview.
The report appears in the Media Integrity Analysis Print Preview
window.
4 To view the next page of the report, click the Next icon on the toolbar.
5 To increase or decrease the magnification of the report, click the
Zoom In or Zoom Out buttons.
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6 In the report viewer, you can perform the following tasks:
a To save the report as an Adobe® Portable Document Format
(PDF) file, click the Adobe PDF icon on the toolbar.
b In the Saving Report to PDF dialog box, enter the appropriate
information, and then click Confirm to convert the report into a
PDF file.
c To print the report, click the Print icon on the toolbar.
3
Saving a Report Template
If you frequently generate the Media Integrity Analysis Report with the
same set of report criteria, save the criteria as a template. Loading the
template recalls the saved report criteria and lets you quickly generate a
report based on the saved criteria.
1 On the menu bar, click Tools→ Reports→ Media Integrity Analysis.
The Report Criteria dialog box appears.
2 Under Specify Report Criteria, click criteria options in the lists to
customize the content and appearance of the Media Integrity
Analysis Report.
Table 5 on page 67 summarizes the available report criteria options.
3 Under Templates, click Save.
4 Type a name for the template, and then click OK.
The template appears in the list under Templates.
To load the saved report criteria at a later time, click the template in
the list, and then click View to generate the report.
5 To close the Report Criteria dialog box, click Cancel.
Mailing, Saving, and
Printing Ticket
Information
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The Send button on the Ticket Details dialog box enables you to send
detailed ticket information, including all report details, to e-mail
addresses. If you are accessing the LMC from a remote client, Send also
enables you to save the information to a file or print it.
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Note
You can mail, save, or print ticket information from
a remote client. However, you cannot save or print
the information from the library’s touch screen.
Ticket information that a user sends by using the Send button is
essentially the same as the information that the library automatically
provides in e-mail notifications (see Understanding E-mail Notifications
on page 41). The only differences are that the subject line states “Library
RAS Information” and the body of the message does not have a
“REASON FOR AUTOMATED E-MAIL” section, but it has a “REPAIR
AND TROUBLESHOOTING INSTRUCTIONS ATTACHED” section.
The message body also includes the following information, which
provides details about the ticket and library conditions at the time of the
event:
• Ticket summary
• Ticket details, including status information
• Firmware versions, including MCB, RCU, CMB, and drive bricks
• Physical library configuration
• Library states, such as physical library online or offline, partitions
online or offline, or robotics enabled or disabled
• Time stamps of recent activity
• Report summary
• Report details for the ticket
The RAS repair page attachment is in HTML format.
Note
Before you perform the following procedure, you
must make sure that e-mail is appropriately
configured in the LMC so that the library can send
ticket details to the recipient. See Configuring
E-mail on page 164.
To mail, save, or print information for a particular ticket, perform the
following steps:
1 Make sure that the Ticket Details dialog box displays information for
the ticket that you want to send. See Displaying Ticket Lists on
page 46 and Viewing Ticket Details on page 52.
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2 Click Send.
The Ticket Information dialog box appears.
3 Perform one of the following tasks:
•
To indicate that you want to send the information as an e-mail
message to a recipient, select Email, and then either type an email address in the Email text box or select an existing address
from the drop-down list. You can type a comment in the
Comment text box to send with the information.
•
To indicate that you want to save the information, select Save,
and then either type in the Save text box a path and a file name to
which you want the information saved or click Browse to specify
a location and a file name.
Note
•
The Save option is available to remote client users
only. It appears grayed out on the touch screen.
To indicate that you want to send the information to a printer,
select Print.
Note
The Print option is available to remote client users
only. It appears grayed out on the touch screen.
4 To send, click OK.
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Running Verification
Tests to Determine Issue
Resolution
3
A ticket is always generated against a particular FRU when the library
detects an issue. Therefore, the library provides FRU tests that you can
run to determine whether the conditions that caused the ticket have been
resolved. Running the FRU tests is an important part of ensuring that the
system is working properly.
The library can detect issues under the following contexts:
• When the library polls at regular intervals, or
• When a host or user commands the library to perform an operation
(such as occurs with GUI commands, host inventory, and host move
media)
FRU tests are designed to help resolve issues under the second context.
During FRU testing, the library creates operational scenarios to evaluate
the functionality of a FRU. FRU tests attempt to evaluate as many aspects
of the FRU as possible, but they might not fully recreate the conditions
that caused the original ticket. The library cannot recreate all conditions
and, therefore, the library does not provide tests for some FRUs.
The instructions on the ticket’s repair page direct you to run a FRU test if
an applicable one exists. If you run the test and the results are all good,
the library automatically transitions the ticket to the Verified state.
Note
If you cannot run a test, make sure that you
complete the repair page instructions and, if
needed, physically examine the FRU. After you
determine that the issue is resolved, manually
transition the ticket to the Closed state. See Closing
Tickets on page 74. After you close the ticket, the
library transitions the ticket to the Verified state if
it is able to do so.
You can access the tests in two ways:
• On the main LMC display, click Tools→ Verification Tests.
The Verification Tests dialog box appears. From this dialog box, you
can choose from a variety of verification tests, including the FRU
tests.
• On the Ticket Details dialog box, click FRU Test.
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Note
The FRU Test button is available only if the ticket’s
FRU has an applicable verification test that you can
run.
The Verification Tests dialog box appears with the appropriate test
already selected and ready to start.
For details about the verification tests and how to run them, seeWorking
With Verification Tests on page 430.
Closing Tickets
3
Manually close a ticket if all of the following conditions are true:
• You have completed the repair page instructions to resolve the issue
(for example, replaced a FRU).
• The FRU Test button on the Ticket Details dialog box is not
available. This means that an applicable verification test does not
exist for the ticket’s FRU.
Note
If the FRU Test button is available for a ticket, you
should use it to access and run the verification test.
You should not manually close it. The verification
test determines whether the issue is resolved, and
the library automatically transitions the ticket to
the Verified state if the test passes without
problems. SeeRunning Verification Tests to
Determine Issue Resolution on page 73.
• The issue has been resolved, but the ticket remains in an Open state
(for example, when defective media has been replaced in the library).
You should manually transition a ticket to the Closed state after
physically examining the FRU to make sure that the issue is resolved.
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Closing Individual Tickets
To transition a ticket to the Closed state, perform the following steps:
1 Make sure that the Ticket Details dialog box displays information for
the open ticket that you want to close. See Displaying Ticket Lists on
page 46 and Viewing Ticket Details on page 52.
2 Click Close Ticket.
The ticket’s state changes to Closed. If the library is able to do so, it
automatically transitions the closed ticket to the Verified state.
Note
If the identical issue occurs again within 30
minutes after the ticket transitions to the Closed or
Verified state, the library reopens the ticket and
increments the ticket’s duplicate count.
Tickets that are in the Closed or Verified state for
more than 30 minutes cannot be reopened. In this
case, if the identical problem occurs again, the
library creates a new ticket.
3
Closing Multiple Tickets
You can use this method when you have many tickets relating to the
same issue, for example, when you have many drives in a library or many
tape alerts.
To transition multiple tickets to the Closed state, do the following:
1 On the Ticket List dialog box, select each ticket you want to close by
clicking the check box.
See Displaying Ticket Lists on page 46 and Viewing Ticket Details on
page 52.
2 Click Close Tickets.
3 In the Attention message box, click Yes to confirm that you want to
close multiple tickets.
The tickets’ state changes to Closed. If the library is able to do so, it
automatically transitions the closed tickets to the Verified state.
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Generating the Tickets
Report
3
The Tickets Report lets you see how many tickets occurred in a particular
time period. You can choose to group tickets by subsystem, module, or
FRU, and the results can be presented as a rollup summary or as a trend
so you can see if the number of issues is increasing or decreasing over
time. Also, the report results can be presented in different chart formats,
such as bar graphs or pie charts.
After generating a report, you can print it or save it as a PDF file. In
addition, you can save a set of report criteria as a template for reports you
frequently generate.
3
Specifying Tickets Report Criteria
To generate the Tickets Report, first specify the report criteria, and then
view the report.
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 On the menu bar, click Tools > Reports > Tickets.
The Report Criteria dialog box appears.
3 Under Specify Report Criteria, click criteria options in the lists to
customize the content and appearance of the Tickets Report.
Table 6 on page 77 summarizes the available report criteria options.
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Table 6 Tickets Report Criteria
Options
Criteria
Description
Range
Specifies the range of time to cover in the report. Choices include:
• Historical
• Current Month
• Last Month
• Last 3 Months
• Last 6 Months
• Last 12 Months
• Last 30 Days (default)
• Last 7 Days
Grouping
Determines how tickets are grouped in the report. Choices include:
• Subsystem (default)—tickets are grouped according to subsystem
• FRU Category—tickets are grouped according to FRU category
• FRU Id—tickets are grouped according to FRU ID
• Serial Number—tickets are grouped according to module serial number
• Selected Drive by Physical SN—tickets are grouped according to drive serial
number (displays the Choose Drive dialog box)
Attribute
Determines how tickets are identified in the report. Choices include:
• All (default)—tickets are separated according to attribute (Failed, Degraded,
Warning, or Other)
• Total—tickets are not separated according to attribute
Type
Specifies the type of report. Choices include:
• Rollup (default)—displays the values based on the selected grouping
• Trend—shows the occurrence of tickets over time (grouping criteria is not
used)
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Criteria (Continued)
Description
Chart
Determines the type of chart. Choices include:
• Area
• Bar
• Bar 3D
• Line
• Stacked Area
• Stacked Bar (default)
• Stacked Bar 3D
• Pie
• Pie 3D
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4 Click View.
The Report Viewer dialog box appears. The content and appearance
of the report varies depending on the selected criteria.
5 When you are finished viewing the Tickets Report, click Close.
6 To close the Report Criteria dialog box, click Cancel.
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Printing or Exporting a Report to PDF
After generating the Tickets Report, you can print it or export it to a PDF
file.
1 On the Report Viewer dialog box, click Preview.
The Print Preview dialog box appears.
2 Do one or more of the following:
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To navigate through the pages of the report, click Back or Next.
•
To increase or decrease the magnification of the report, click
Zoom In or Zoom Out.
•
To print the report, click Print. Specify print options, and then
click OK.
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To save the report as a PDF file, click PDF. Specify a file path and
file name, and then click Confirm.
3 When you are finished working with the Print Preview dialog box,
click Close.
Note
You cannot print reports or save them to a PDF file
using the touch screen.
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Exporting a Report to an E-mail or a Text File
Instead of viewing the report as a chart, you can e-mail the report data to
an e-mail address. Or export the report data to a comma delimited text
file (*.csv) for use in other programs.
1 On the menu bar, click Tools→ Reports→ Tickets.
The Report Criteria dialog box appears.
2 Under Specify Report Criteria, click criteria options in the lists to
customize the content and appearance of the Tickets Report.
Table 6 on page 77 summarizes the available report criteria options.
3 Click Export.
The Export Raw Data dialog box appears.
4 Do one of the following:
•
To send the report data to an e-mail address, click Email. Type or
select the e-mail address, type an optional comment in the
Comment box, and then click OK.
•
To save the report data to a comma delimited text file, click Save.
Specify a file path and file name, and then click OK.
5 To close the Report Criteria dialog box, click Cancel.
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Saving a Report Template
If you frequently generate the Tickets Report with the same set of report
criteria, save the criteria as a template. Loading the template recalls the
saved report criteria and lets you quickly generate a report based on the
saved criteria.
1 On the menu bar, click Tools→ Reports→ Tickets.
The Report Criteria dialog box appears.
2 Under Specify Report Criteria, click criteria options in the lists to
customize the content and appearance of the Tickets Report.
Table 6 on page 77 summarizes the available report criteria options.
3 Under Templates, click Save.
4 Type a name for the template, and then click OK.
The template appears in the list under Templates.
5 To load the saved report criteria at a later time, click the template in
the list, and then click View to generate the report.
6 To close the Report Criteria dialog box, click Cancel.
Interpreting LEDs
LEDs can help you assess the state of a library component. The primary
library LEDs can be grouped as follows:
• Blade status LEDs
• Drive status LEDs
• Fibre port link LEDs (for Fibre drives and Fibre Channel I/O blades)
• MCB port LEDs
• LBX terminator LEDs
• Power supply status LEDs
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Interpreting Blade Status
LEDs
3
Each of the following library blades has a set of green, amber, and blue
LEDs that indicate blade processor status, health status, and power
control status:
• Management control blade (MCB)
• Control management blade (CMB)
• I/O blade
• Robotics control unit (RCU)
• Library motor drive (LMD)
Figure 13 shows the locations and colors of the status LEDs on the five
blades that can be in the library.
Figure 13 Locations and
Colors of Blade Status LEDs
management control blade
robotics control unit
library motor drive
blade LEDs
- left = green
- middle = amber
- right = blue
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- left = blue
- middle = amber
- right = green
Ethernet Expansion Blade
FC I/O Blade
Control Management Blade
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Blade status LEDs provide troubleshooting information that you can use
in conjunction with tickets that the library creates. However, the LEDs
might not directly correspond to tickets. The LEDs can indicate a
firmware or hardware problem so severe that the library cannot create or
display a ticket. For example, if the MCB firmware becomes inoperable,
the amber LED flashes at 1 Hz, but the library might not be able to
display any related tickets.
For a description of each LED color and what its state might mean, see
table 7 on page 85. For a description of how the blade status LEDs appear
under normal conditions, see table 8 on page 86.
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Table 7 Explanations of Blade
Status LED States
LED Color
Represents
Possible States and Explanations
Green
Processor status
• Solid off — blade’s main processor is not operating (or
blade is booting)
• Solid on — blade’s main processor is not operating
(however, this does not apply to the LMD; solid on
indicates that the LMD’s main processor is operating
normally)
• Blinks one time every second (1 Hz) — blade’s main
processor is operating normally
• Blinks 10 times every second (10 Hz) — identify mode
• Solid on for three seconds, then blinks twice at 1 Hz, and
then repeats — blade firmware is downloading
Amber
Health status
• Solid off — blade’s power and control subsystem is
operating normally
• Solid on — blade’s power and control subsystem has failed
Solid on also can mean that the blade’s power and control
subsystem firmware is autoleveling. In conjunction with
the blue amber LED blinking one time every 10 seconds,
this is a normal condition. Autoleveling takes about three
minutes for each blade, and blades within an I/O
management unit autolevel in series. It can take as long as
three minutes for the power and control subsystem to
download. Never remove a blade when the amber LED is
solid on unless it has been on continuously for at least 10
minutes.
Blue
Power control status
• Solid off — blade is not receiving power
• Solid on — blade is powered down; ready to be replaced
(swap mode)
• Blinks one time every 10 seconds (flash) — blade is
powered on; operating normally
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Table 8 Blade Status LED
States - Normal Conditions
LED Color
State and Explanation
Green
Blinks one time every second (1 Hz) — blade’s main processor is operating normally
(however, this does not apply to the LMD; solid on indicates that the LMD’s main
process is operating normally)
Amber
Solid off — no errors are detected; blade’s PIP is operating normally
Blue
Blinks one time every 10 seconds (flash) — blade is powered on; operating normally
Actions Based on LED States
3
When the RAS system is operating properly, service actions should be
based on tickets first and foremost. However, some situations occur when
the amber LED indicates problems that are not detected by the ticket
system. You should always act on any amber LED that is solidly on,
which indicates that the blade’s power and control subsystem has failed.
In this case, replace the blade.
When you replace a blade FRU or escalate a problem based on LED
states, perform the following steps:
1 Observe and report the timing pattern of the blue, amber, and green
LED group. Spend at least 30 seconds observing the LEDs and record
the results in the service request (SR) and on any equipment failure
report form that you return with the part. Proper reporting of all LED
states is critical for determining the root cause of the failure.
2 Capture a system snapshot and send it to technical support for
analysis.
Interpreting Drive Status
LEDs
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addition to examining library reports, you should observe drive sled link
LED and status LED activity.
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Note
The blinking codes described in table 9 on page 90
on page 133 are the same for Fibre Channel and
SCSI drives in the UDS-2 drive sleds.
Figure 14 shows the locations of the status LEDs and the Fibre Channel
link LED on the rear of a UDS-2 drive sled.
Figure 14 Rear View of Fibre
Channel Drive Sled (UDS-2)
status LEDs:
- top = blue
- middle = amber
- bottom = green
fibre port
FC link LED
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Figure 15 shows the locations of the status LEDs and the Fibre Channel
link LED on the rear of a UDS-3 drive sled.
Figure 15 Rear View of Fibre
Channel Drive Sled (UDS-3
LTO-4 and LTO-5 Drives)
LTO-4
status LEDs:
- top = blue
- middle = amber
- bottom = green
fibre port
fibre ports
LTO-5
1
2
E port
Table 9 on page 90 describes how to interpret the drive sled status LED
activity that you might see on the rear of a UDS-2 or UDS-3 drive sled.
For a description of how the blade status LEDs appear under normal
conditions, see table 10 on page 91. For information about interpreting
the drive link LED, see Drive Sled Fibre Channel Link LED on page 91.
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Figure 16 shows Ethernet Connected Drive Sleds.
Figure 16 Ethernet Connected
Drive Sleds
1,1,1,12,1,1
1,1,1,11,1,1
1,1,1,10,1,1
1,1,1,9,1,1
1,1,1,8,1,1
1,1,1,7,1,1
1,1,1,6,1,1
1,1,1,5,1,1
LTO-5 Drive
1,1,1,4,1,1
1,1,1,3,1,1
1,1,1,2,1,1
1,1,1,1,1,1
EEB port connection
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Table 9 Drive Sled Status LED
States (UDS-2 and UDS-3)
LED Color
Represents
Possible States and Explanations
Green
Processor status
• Solid off — drive sled’s main processor is not operating (or
blade is booting)
• Solid on — drive sled’s main processor is not operating
• Blinks one time every second (1 Hz) — drive sled’s main
processor is operating normally
• Blinks 10 times every second (10 Hz) — identify mode
• Solid on for three seconds, then blinks twice at 1 Hz, and
then repeats — drive sled or drive brick firmware is
downloading
• Blinks three times in three seconds (1 Hz), then pauses
(solid off), and then repeats — drive brick is activating
(varying on)
Amber
Health status
• Solid off — drive sled’s controller (drive DC to DC
converter [DDC]) is operating normally
• Solid on — drive sled’s DDC has failed
Blue
Power control status
• Solid off — drive sled is not receiving power
• Solid on — drive brick is powered down; ready to be
replaced (swap mode) or varied on
• Blinks one time every 10 seconds (flash) — drive brick is
powered on; operating normally
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Table 10 Drive Sled Status
LED States - Normal Conditions
LED Color
State and Explanation
Green
Blinks one time every second (1 Hz) — drive sled’s main processor is operating
normally. The green LEDs for all drive sleds that are operating normally blink together.
Amber
Solid off — no errors are detected; drive sled’s controller is operating normally.
Blue
Blinks one time every 10 seconds (flash) — drive sled is powered on; operating
normally.
Interpreting Fibre Port
Link LEDs
3
A fibre port link LED shows the state of the Fibre Channel link and
whether the link is ready to transmit commands.
Drive Sled Fibre Channel Link LED
3
The Fibre Channel link LED for a drive sled is located on the rear of the
drive sled. Figure 14 on page 87 shows the location of the Fibre Channel
link LED on the rear of the UDS-2 drive sled, and Figure 15 on page 88
shows the location of the Fibre Channel link LED on the rear of the UDS-3
drive sled.
Note
SDLT-600 Fibre drives do not have a Fibre Channel
link LED.
Table 11 describes how to interpret the Fibre Channel link LED activity
that you might see on the rear of the UDS-2 drive sled. Table 12 on
page 92 on page 135 describes the Fibre Channel link LED activity on the
rear of the UDS-3 drive sled.
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Table 11 Fibre Drive Sled Link
LED States (UDS-2)
LED Color
Represents
State and Explanation
Green
LIP and
activity
• Solid on — loop initialization protocol (LIP) has occurred.
Amber
Online and
light
detected
• Blinks at irregular intervals — host command/data activity is
occurring.
• Solid on — the library has enabled the drive data bus; it can detect
light through a fiber optic cable.
• Solid off — the drive brick is varied off or the drive cannot detect light
through a fiber optic cable (equivalent to no fibre cable plugged in). If
the drive brick is varied off, the blue status LED will be solid on.
No color
Table 12 Fibre Drive Sled Link
LED States (UDS-3)
LED Color
Represents
State and Explanation
Green
LIP and
activity
• Solid on — loop initialization protocol (LIP) has occurred.
Amber
Online and
light
detected
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occurring.
• Solid on — the library has enabled the drive data bus; it can detect
light through a fiber optic cable.
• Blinks at regular intervals — the library has enabled the drive data
bus, but light is not detected through the fiber optic cable.
• Solid off — the library has not enabled the drive data bus or the drive
brick is varied off. If the drive brick is varied off, the blue status LED
will be solid on.
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Note
I/O Blade Fibre Port Link
LED
3
A UDS-2 drive with no fiber optic cable plugged in is
healthy if the link LED is solid off. A UDS-3 drive with
no fiber optic cable plugged in is healthy if the LED is
amber and blinking at regular intervals, indicating
that the library has enabled the drive data bus, but no
light is detected.
The link LED for an I/O blade fibre port is located next to the port. On the
I/O blade faceplate, black lines indicate how each link LED belongs to a
port. Figure 17 shows the locations of the I/O blade Fibre port link LEDs.
Figure 17 Locations - Colors of
I/O Blade Fibre Port Link LEDs
I/O blade link LEDs
- left = green (belongs
to port below)
- right = green (belongs
to port above)
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Table 13 on page 94 describes how to interpret the link LED activity that
you might see. There are two different models of I/O blade: 6404 and
7404. LED behavior varies based on which model is installed in the
library.
Table 13 I/O Blade Link LED
States
Blade Model
Possible Green LED States and Explanations
6404
2 gigabit/sec
• Solid on — the I/O blade has established a proper link and is ready to use. The
drive detects light through the fiber optic cable.
• Blinks slowly — the link is up and currently transporting commands.
• Blinks rapidly — when the I/O blade is beginning to reboot or power up, all I/O
blade link LEDs, along with the I/O blade’s green status LED, blink rapidly to
indicate that the blade is starting the Power On Self Test (POST).
• Blinks with other link LEDs in a racetrack pattern — when all of the I/O blade
link LEDs blink consecutively in a clockwise order, the blade is booting up. This
pattern stops when the blade is powered and ready. If the pattern doesn’t stop,
the blade is unable to completely boot up. In this situation, follow the repair page
instructions.
• Solid off — the I/O blade does not detect light through the fiber optic cable.
7404
4 gigabit/sec
• Solid on — the I/O blade has established a link but is not currently transporting
data.
• Blinks — the link is active and is currently transporting data.
• Solid off — the I/O blade has not established a link OR the link is active and is
currently transporting a large amount of data.
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while the blade is booting up.
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Interpreting MCB Port
LEDs
The MCB has LEDs for the Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and SCSI ports.
3
MCB Ethernet Port LEDs
3
The LEDs on the MCB Ethernet port indicate status and activity.
Figure 18 shows the locations and colors of the MCB Ethernet port LEDs.
Figure 18 Locations - Colors of
MCB Ethernet Port LEDs
MCB Ethernet
port LEDs
- top = green
- bottom = amber
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Table 14 describes how to interpret the Ethernet port LED activity that
you might see.
Table 14 Explanations of MCB
Ethernet Port LED States
LED Color
Possible States and Explanations
Green
• Solid on — the link is up; data can be sent or received through the Ethernet port
• Solid off — the link is not up; data cannot be sent or received through the Ethernet
port
Amber
• Flashes at irregular intervals — data activity is occurring through the Ethernet port
• Solid off — no data activity is occurring through the Ethernet port
MCB Fibre Channel and SCSI Port LEDs
3
The LEDs for the MCB Fibre Channel and SCSI ports are for future use.
Ignore LED behaviors that might appear. Figure 19 on page 97 shows the
locations and colors of the LEDs.
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Figure 19 Locations - Colors
MCB FC / SCSI Port LEDs
MCB port LEDs
- left = green (belongs to
SCSI port below)
- right = green (belongs
to FC port above)
Interpreting LBX
Terminator LEDs
3
The LBX terminator has two versions. Version 01 has four LEDs and
Version 03 has six LEDs. For more information, see the Scalar i2000/i6000
Maintenance Guide.
LBX Terminator Version 01 LEDs
3
The LBX terminator has four green LEDs that indicate the presence of
modules in the library. Figure 20 on page 98 shows the locations of the
LEDs. Table 15 on page 98 describes how to interpret LED activity on the
LBX terminator.
The terminator must be located in the LBX of the last expansion module,
then the LED status should reflect the active modules correctly.
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Figure 20 Locations of LBX
Terminator LEDs (Version 01)
4
3
2
1
Table 15
LBX LED Version 01
LED On/Off Combinations
1
2
3
4
Explanation
Off
Off
Off
Off
Robotics are disabled, the access door is open, or the LBX terminator
is misaligned.
On
Off
Off
Off
The library has one control module and no expansion modules.
On
On
Off
Off
The library has one control module and one expansion module.
On
On
On
Off
The library has one control module and two expansion modules.
On
On
On
On
The library has one control module and three expansion modules.
On
Off
On
On
The library has one control module and four expansion modules.
On
On
Off
On
The library has one control module and five expansion modules.
On
Off
On
Off
The library has one control module and six expansion modules.
On
Off
Off
On
The library has one control module and seven expansion modules.
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LBX Terminator Version 03 LEDs
3
The LBX terminator has six green LEDs that indicate the presence of
modules in the library. Figure 21 shows the locations of the LEDs.
Table 16 on page 100 describes how to interpret LED activity on the LBX
terminator.
Figure 21 Locations of LBX
Terminator LEDs (Version 03)
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4
5
6
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Table 16 LBX LED Version 03
LED On/Off Combinations
1
2
3
4
5
6
Explanation
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Robotics are disabled, the access door is open, or the LBX
terminator is misaligned.
On
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
The library has one control module and no expansion modules.
On
Off
Off
On
Off
Off
The library has one control module and one expansion module.
On
Off
Off
On
On
Off
The library has one control module and two expansion modules.
On
Off
Off
On
On
On
The library has one control module and three expansion modules.
On
Off
Off
Off
On
On
The library has one control module and four expansion modules.
On
Off
Off
On
Off
On
The library has one control module and five expansion modules.
On
Off
Off
Off
On
Off
The library has one control module and six expansion modules.
On
Off
Off
Off
Off
On
The library has one control module and seven expansion modules.
On
On
Off
Off
Off
Off
The library has one control module and eight expansion modules.
On
On
Off
On
Off
Off
The library has one control module and nine expansion modules.
On
On
Off
On
On
Off
The library has one control module and ten expansion modules.
On
On
Off
On
On
On
The library has one control module and eleven expansion
modules.
Interpreting Power
Supply LEDs
3
Power supply problems are reported in tickets. To physically identify a
power supply, note the power supply number and module number in the
ticket details. Modules can have up to two power supplies each. The top
supply is #1 and the bottom supply is #2.
Note
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up to seven expansion modules. If any of the
expansion modules include drives, those modules
also will have power supplies.
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Figure 22 shows the locations and colors of the power supply LEDs.
Figure 22 Locations and
Colors of Power Supply LEDs
power supply LEDs
- top (AC OK) = green
- middle (DC OK) = green
- bottom (FAULT) = blue
Table 17 describes how to interpret LED activity that you might see.
Table 17 Explanation of Power
Supply LED States
LED Color
Represents
Possible States and Explanations
Green
AC OK
• Solid on — power supply’s AC input is above minimum
requirements to operate
(top LED)
Green
• Solid off — power supply’s AC input is below minimum
requirements to operate
DC OK
(middle
LED)
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• Solid off — power supply’s output voltage is outside of specifications
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Table 17 Explanation of Power
Supply LED States (Continued)
LED Color
Represents
Possible States and Explanations
Blue (bottom
LED)
Fault
• Solid on — indicates any of the following conditions:
• Power supply output is outside of specifications
• Current limit has been exceeded
• Temperature limit has been exceeded
• Fan failed while AC input is present and above minimum operating
voltage
• AC input is below minimum operating voltage
• PDU is on, but the Power button on the library’s indicator panel is off
• Solid off — no faults are detected
Working With Command History Logs
The Command History Log dialog box enables you to view command
and response activity that has occurred with externally addressable
library devices, including the LMC, controller LUNs, partitions, and
drives. This information can help you isolate the source of an issue, such
as a library device or host application.
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The number of selected drives affects the
performance of the Command History Log.To
ensure proper operations, limit drive log requests
to twenty-five.
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Viewing Command
History Logs
3
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 You can perform this procedure while viewing either the physical
library or a partition. From the View menu, click the name of the
physical library or the appropriate partition.
3 Click Tools→ Command History Log.
The Command History Log dialog box appears.
The first example dialog box that follows represents the physical
view, and the second one represents a partition view. These examples
show expanded levels for “Controller LUNs”, “Partitions”, and
“Tape Drives”. Initially, these areas are not expanded. Click the
highest-level items to show next-level items.
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If logical serial number addressing is enabled on the Physical Library
dialog box (Setup→ Physical Library), tape drives are listed
according to their logical serial numbers. If logical serial number
addressing is disabled, the drives are listed according to their
physical serial numbers.
Also notice that command history logs for the LMC and the controller
LUNs are available only from the physical view.
Note
The library is a multi-LUN device. To meet SCSI
standards, a LUN 0 is allocated as a controller LUN
on each blade, including the MCB and the I/O
blades. The command history log for a controller
LUN includes commands intended for the blade,
not a specific logical unit connected to the blade.
4 To access the command history logs (for LMC, controller LUNs,
partitions, or tape drives), select one or more device check boxes, and
then click OK.
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A list of log files appears in the Command History Log dialog box.
From this log-list view of the Command History Log dialog box, you
can perform the following tasks:
•
Display the contents of a log by clicking the Open button
(proceed to the next step)
•
Mail or save a log by clicking the Send button (see Mailing and
Saving Logs on page 106)
5 Click a log file to highlight it, and then click Open.
The contents of the log file appear.
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Mailing and Saving
Logs
3
The Send button on the log-list view of the Command History Log dialog
box enables you to send logs to e-mail addresses. If you are accessing the
LMC from a remote client, Send also enables you to save the information
to a file.
Note
• You can mail or save logs from a remote client.
However, you cannot save logs from the
library’s touch screen.
• Before you perform the following procedure,
you must make sure that e-mail is appropriately
configured in the LMC so that the library can
send logs to the recipient. For more information
about configuring e-mail, see Configuring
E-mail on page 164.
1 From the log-list view of the Command History Log dialog box, click
a log file to highlight it, and then click Send.
The Email, Save or Print Table dialog box appears.
2 Perform one of the following tasks:
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a recipient, select Email, and then either type an e-mail address
in the Email text box or select an existing address from the dropdown list. You can type a comment in the Comment text box to
send with the log.
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•
To indicate that you want to save the log, select Save, and then
either type in the Save text box a path and a file name to which
you want the information saved or click Browse to specify a
location and a file name.
Note
The Save option is available to remote client users
only. It appears grayed out on the touch screen.
3 To send, click OK.
Accessing Online Help
For further help, you can access the library’s Online Help system.
• To access the entire Online Help system, click Help→ Content.
• To access context-sensitive help, click the Help button on any dialog
box.
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Configuring Your Library
You can use either the local or remote versions of the Library Management
Console (LMC) to modify your library’s configuration. The Setup menu
includes most of the configuration commands.
This chapter consists of the following sections:
• Running the Setup Wizard on page 109
• Enabling Licenses on page 110
• Working With Partitions on page 112
• Setting Up the Network Configuration on page 145
• Managing Connectivity on page 150
• Setting Up Policies for the Physical Library on page 159
• Specifying the Date and Time on page 162
• Configuring E-mail on page 164
• Setting Up E-mail Notifications on page 167
• Configuring Devices on page 173
• Configuring Drive Cleaning on page 214
• Registering SNMP Traps on page 219
• Configuring Library Security on page 222
• Using LDAP on page 228
• EKM Management Solutions on page 235
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• Configuring Screen Saver Preferences on page 255
• Working With Data Path Conditioning on page 257
• About the Configuration Record on page 259
• Setting Aisle Lights on page 261
For a brief overview of the LMC, see Library Management Console (LMC)
on page 271.
If you are configuring your library for the first time, see the Scalar i6000
Installation Guide for information about performing an initial library
configuration.
Note
Only one administrator can be logged on and
performing library configuration at any one time.
If another administrator attempts to log on, a
message appears, warning that only one
administrator at a time is permitted on the library.
If a service user logs on while an administrator or
regular users are logged on already, the library
automatically logs off those users.
Running the Setup Wizard
Use the Setup Wizard command to initially configure important settings
on a library as part of the normal installation procedure. Before you can
manage your library from a remote LMC client, you must initially
configure the library from its touch screen by either running the Setup
Wizard command or using individual configuration commands from the
Setup menu. For detailed information about initially configuring the
library, see the Scalar i6000 Installation Guide.
CAUTION
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configure the library.
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Prerequisites
4
Before you run the Setup Wizard, do the following:
• Note the name and IP address of your network Domain Name Server
(DNS) or the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway for your
network segment.
• Verify that your network is attached to the library network
connection.
• Delete the default partition. Refer to Deleting Partitions on page 142
for more information.
Accessing Setup Wizard4
To access the setup wizard, log on as an administrator from the library’s
touch screen, make sure that you are viewing the physical library, and
then click Setup > Setup Wizard.
Enabling Licenses
The following situations require you to enable license keys:
• During initial installation and configuration of the library. For more
information about enabling licenses for the first time, see the Scalar
i6000 Installation Guide.
• During a capacity on demand (COD) or feature upgrade, such as
when you want to enable the Drive Resource Utilization Reporting
feature.
• When you need to activate additional storage slots in your current
COD configuration.
If you cannot locate the license keys shipped with the library, you can
obtain them by contacting technical support or, if you are an end user, by
contacting your inside sales representative.
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Note
Authorized service personnel are involved in the
first two situations. However, any administrator
can activate additional storage slots.
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 If you are not already working from the physical library, select it
from the View menu.
3 From the menu bar, click Setup > Licenses.
The Licenses dialog box appears.
This dialog box lists the licensed features for your library, including
their status, expiration date, and quantity. The following guidelines
apply to Quantity:
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The COD quantity is the number of slots licensed.
•
The partition quantity is either 1 or 16. The only possible multiple
number of partitions is 16.
•
For features that are not licensed by quantity, such as the drive
monitoring feature, Quantity is always set to 1.
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4 In the Enter License Key text box, type the appropriate license key.
Note
You do not need to highlight the feature before you
enter a license key.
License keys are not case-sensitive, so if you are
using the library’s touch screen, enter the library
key from the lowercase keyboard, which gives you
access to the dash (-) character.
If you cannot locate the license keys shipped with
the library, you can obtain them by contacting
technical support or, if you are an end user, by
contacting your inside sales representative.
5 Click OK.
If you have upgraded the library’s storage capacity, the extra storage
slots you just added are not assigned to a partition. You can either
create a new partition to include them or manually modify an
existing partition to include them by using expert partitioning mode.
CAUTION
Consult your service representative and see the
Scalar i6000 Planning Guide before you
reconfigure your partitions.
For more information, see Working With Partitions on page 112.
Working With Partitions
A partition is an abstraction of a single underlying physical library that
presents the appearance of multiple, separate libraries for purposes of file
management, access by multiple users, or dedication to one or more host
applications. For example, you can choose to run one software application
in one partition, and a different software application in a second partition.
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A Library Managed Partition is like any other partition, except it is not
visible to any backup applications or hosts. The LMP allows the library to
be able to manage the partition, rather than the backup application
managing the partition. The library uses the LMP to facilitate valueadded features like MeDIA (automated data integrity checking routine).
There can be only one LMP in the library.
Each partition contains the following components of the physical library:
• Accessor — the robotic assembly that moves media within the
library. The accessor includes the picker and reach assemblies.
• I/E station magazine — a magazine, consisting of slots for cartridges,
that enables media to be moved into or removed from the physical
library. The type of media determines the number of slots in the
magazine. For example, an LTO magazine has six slots.
• Storage magazine — a static column location within a section of the
physical library rack that holds removable media. For more about
location coordinates, see Understanding Location Coordinates on
page 288.
• Drive — the read/write device for removable media.
For more information about the library’s physical components, see the
Scalar i2000/i6000 Maintenance Guide. For help with planning before you
configure your system, see the Scalar i6000 Planning Guide.
A partition consists of, at a minimum, one storage magazine and one
drive. Neither the storage magazine nor the drive can be shared with
another partition. Each partition is specific to a media type (for example,
LTO-1, LTO-2) and a drive interface (for example, SCSI or Fibre). One 24
slot I/E station can be used by up to four partitions. One 72 slot I/E station
can be used by up to twelve partitions. The maximum number of I/E
station slots per partition is 240. The maximum number of partitions is
determined by the lesser of the number of drives available in the physical
library (assuming there are at least as many storage slots) or 16.
lthough the physical library can contain more than one media domain or
drive domain, you cannot have a mix of domain types within a partition
(for example, LTO and DLT). A single partition can have a mixture of
drive types and interface types within the same domain (for example,
LTO-1 and LTO-2 with SCSI or Fibre Channel interfaces).
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Note
The library is licensed for either one partition or
the maximum number of partitions, which is 16.
For more information about partition licensing, see
Enabling Licenses on page 110.
Configuration controls, such as FC Host, SCSI Host, and SNW (Storage
Networking) Host provide the means to permit host access to a particular
partition. Multiple hosts can share a single partition, or a partition can be
restricted to one exclusive host.
Host applications control access to elements within the shared partition.
When hosts are connected directly to drives, this is true exclusively. When
the hosts connect through the MCB or an I/O blade, the library also has
access to partition elements, such as drives and media. Each application
can have a partition assigned to it. Each application uses its partition as if
it were a dedicated physical library.
Understanding Partition
Media Policy Settings 4
A partition's Media Type Checking, Media Checking Policy, and
Return Media Identifier settings help determine how the library handles
differing media types within the same library. You can configure media
policy settings when you manually create or modify a partition.
The key concepts regarding partition media policies are the media
domain, media type, media ID checking, and media identifier.
Media Domain
4
The media domain is the family of all cartridge types that can be stored in
the same storage slot. Typically, a media domain represents all the
generations and brands of a particular tape technology. Linear Tape Open
(LTO), for example, has many generations and vendors, but all LTO
cartridges are considered to exist in the same media domain.
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Media Type
4
The media type is a particular generation of tape technology. Several
media types can exist within one media domain. Using LTO again as an
example, within the LTO media domain is the LTO-1 media type, the LTO2 media type, and so forth. A media type has an identifier, chosen by the
tape manufacturer or consortium, that enables users and libraries to
distinguish between them. The LTO consortium uses L1, L2, L3, L4,and L5
to identify the LTO-1, LTO-2, LTO-3,LTO-4, and LTO-5 media types in a
volume serial number.
Although the physical library can contain more than one media domain or
drive domain, you cannot have a mix of domain types within a partition
(for example, LTO and DLT). A single partition can have a mixture of
drive types and interface types within the same domain (for example,
LTO-1 and LTO-2 with SCSI or Fibre Channel interfaces).
To create or modify a partition with mixed media, you must select Expert
mode on the Partitions Wizard dialog box. You cannot create or modify
partitions with mixed media while in Automatic mode or Simple mode.
Media ID Checking
4
Media ID checking policy restricts the movement of tape cartridges based
on the media ID on the barcode label. This policy also helps you monitor
the management of tapes and drives by the host applications. When you
create or modify a partition, you can enable or disable the Media Type
Checking option. If you choose to enable media type checking, you also
can use the Media Checking Policy option to select from two modes of
operation: Required or Not Required. With either mode, the library
checks whether a cartridge has a valid media ID on the barcode label.
In Required mode, if the library does not find a valid media ID on a
cartridge, the library does not allow it to be moved into or within the
library. If the library finds a valid media ID, the library allows it to be
moved from an I/E station into a partition that contains magazines
matching the media domain of the cartridge (for example, LTO), but the
library does not allow the cartridge to be moved from storage to a drive
that does not have a matching type (for example, an LTO-2 cartridge will
not be allowed to move to an LTO-1 drive).
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In Not Required mode, if the library does not find a valid media ID on a
cartridge, the library allows it to be moved into or within the library as
long as the I/E station magazine, storage magazine, or drive matches the
media domain of the cartridge. If the library finds a valid media ID, the
library does not allow the cartridge to be moved from storage to a drive
that does not have a matching type (for example, an LTO-2 cartridge will
not be allowed to move to an LTO-1 drive).
4
Return Media Identifier
For the media policy settings, the library makes assumptions about a
media identifier and its position in a media barcode label. To be
considered a media identifier, the identifier characters must be correct for
the media domain and media type. Also, the identifier, which for some
media types can consist of more than one character, must be complete and
in the correct location. The correct characters in the wrong position are not
viewed as a media type identifier. In a physical library or partition
containing mixed media, the media identifier is not required for all
cartridges.
Table 18 explains the media type identifiers and assumptions.
Table 18 Sampling of Media
Type Identifiers
Media Domain
Media Type
Identifier
LTO
LTO-1
“L1” as the last characters in
the barcode
LTO
LTO-2
“L2” as the last characters in
the barcode
LTO
LTO-3
“L3” as the last two
characters in the barcode
LTO
LTO-3 WORM
“LT”as the last two characters
in the barcode
LTO
LTO-4
“L4” as the last two
characters in the barcode
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Table 18 Sampling of Media
Type Identifiers (Continued)
Media Domain
Media Type
Identifier
LTO
LTO-4 WORM
“LU”as the last two
characters in the barcode
LTO
LTO-5
“L5” as the last two
characters in the barcode
LTO
LTO-5 WORM
“LV”as the last two
characters in the barcode
DLT
SDLT-320
“S” as the last character in the
barcode
DLT
SDLT-600
“2” as the last character in the
barcode
DLT
DLT-S4
“S4” as the last two characters
in the barcode
With a valid media type identifier present and the Media Type Checking
setting enabled, which is the case by default, a host is prevented from
executing invalid media moves across differing media types. For example,
a host can be prevented from moving LTO-2 media to an LTO-1 drive. If
an invalid move is attempted, the library returns an error to the host.
Regardless of whether or not partition media policies are enabled or
disabled, the library always prevents host move-media commands that
cross different media domains. For example, the library never runs a host
command that moves an LTO cartridge from an LTO drive to a DLT
storage slot, and vise versa.
With the Return Media Identifier setting, you can control if and where a
media type identifier appears in the volume serial number that is returned
to the host.
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Table 19 shows an example of how the return media identifier behaves,
depending on the setting you choose: Disabled, Prefix, Suffix, and Pass
Through. The bold, underlined portion is the media identifier.
Table 19 Return Media
Identifier Behavior Example
Setting
Volume Serial Number Returned to Host*
Disabled
ABC123
Prefix
L1ABC123
Suffix
ABC123L1
Pass Through
ABC123L1
*Based on actual LTO-1 barcode: ABC123L1
For more information about configuring the Media Type Checking and
Return Media Identifier settings, see Creating Partitions Manually on
page 125.
Working with Library
Control Paths
4
You must define a control path for each library partition. The control path
is used to connect a partition to a host application. The Scalar i2000/i6000
does not automatically assign a control path when you create a partition.
Each partition control path can occur through one of several different
physical connection points depending on the hardware configuration of
your library. For more information, refer to the Scalar i6000 Installation
Guide.
Creating Partitions
4
You can create library partitions in three ways:
• By using the Setup Wizard
• Automatic mode
• Manual mode
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The method you should choose depends on the circumstance and the level
of control you want in allocating resources to the partition. In Automatic
mode, the library assigns available system resources to create the number
of partitions you specify. Automatic mode is not available if a partition
already exists. Manual mode enables you to pick specific drives, storage
magazines, and magazines within an I/E station to assign to a partition.
Note
Make sure that you have adequately planned for
the number of partitions that you want to
configure.
Creating Partitions With the Setup Wizard
4
If you are performing an initial configuration of your library, you can use
the Setup Wizard to automatically create partitions using the available
system resources. Using the Setup Wizard is part of the normal
installation procedure for a library without I/O blades.
Note
You should run the Setup Wizard only when you
initially configure the library.
At all other times, create partitions by using the
Partitions command from the Setup menu.
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1 Click Setup > Setup Wizard.
2 Click Next.
The Setup Wizard - License dialog box appears.
3 Click Next.
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The Partitions dialog box appears.
4 Click Create.
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The Partitions - Step 1: Choose Creation Mode dialog box appears
with Automatic selected by default.
Note
The Automatic radio button will be disabled if
there are partitions already configured.
5 Click Next.
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The Partitions - Step 2: Automatic Creation dialog box appears.
6 In the columns labeled Partitions, enter the number of partitions to
create per media type.
7 Click Finish.
The partitions are created.
8 Click Next.
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The LUN Mapping dialog box appears.
Creating Partitions Automatically
4
You can use the library’s Automatic mode to create partitions within
limits based on licensing restrictions and available resources. Automatic
mode is available only if no partitions currently exist.
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Setup→ Partitions→ Configure.
The Partitions dialog box appears.
4 Click Create.
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The Partitions – Step 1: Choose Creation Mode dialog box appears.
5 Select Automatic, and then click Next.
The Partitions – Step 2: Automatic Creation dialog box appears.
6 In the Partitions column, type the number of partitions you want to
create for each media/drive type.
The maximum number of partitions that you can create is determined
by the number of partitions you are licensed to create and the number
of drives available. See Enabling Licenses on page 110.
7 Click Finish.
The Partitions dialog box appears again.
8 Click Close.
Creating Partitions Manually
4
If one or more partitions already exist in the library, you must manually
create a new partition to allocate drives, storage slots, and I/E station
magazines. You have two options to allocate system resources when
manually creating a new partition: Simple and Expert modes.
In Simple mode, you can specify the quantity of each element you want
assigned to the partition. In Expert mode, you can indicate which specific
drives, storage magazines, I/E station magazines, or if enabled, extended
I/E station magazines to assign to the partition.
Using Simple Mode
4
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Setup→ Partitions→ Configure.
The Partitions dialog box appears, listing partitions that are currently
configured within the library.
Note
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click Close. The Close button becomes unavailable
after you click Create later in this procedure.
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4 Click Create.
The Partitions - Step 1: Choose Creation Mode dialog box appears.
5 Select Simple, and then click Next.
The Partitions - Step 2: Choose Partition Properties dialog box
appears.
6 Configure the following settings:
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In the Name text box, type a name that describes the new
partition.
•
From the Drive Domain drop-down list, click the appropriate
drive domain.
•
From the Vendor ID list, select the vendor.
•
From the Product ID drop-down list, click the appropriate
product type.
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The Product ID setting controls the product ID string that is returned
in a standard SCSI INQUIRY response. The library can report that it
is a Scalar 24, Scalar 100, Scalar i500, Scalar 1000, Scalar i2000, Scalar
i6000, or Scalar 10K. This feature can enable the library to be used
with host applications that do not yet include the Scalar i6000 in a list
of recognized devices. In addition, the various Microsoft® Windows®
operating systems maintain a list of recognized devices. If the Scalar
i6000 is not in an operating system’s list of recognized devices, the
library will appear as an “unknown” device in device lists. You might
prevent the library from being listed as “unknown” by setting
Product ID to a library other than Scalar i6000. This setting does not
cause any library operational changes other than the SCSI INQUIRY
response.
7 To continue, click Next.
The Partitions - Step 3: Choose Policy Settings dialog box appears.
8 Configure the following settings:
•
For Media Type Checking, select either Enable or Disable. This
setting is enabled by default.
•
From the Media Checking Policy drop-down list, click either
Required or Not Required.
•
From the Return Media Identifier drop-down list, click either
Suffix, Pass Through, Prefix, or Disabled. Depending on which
setting you choose, you can control the use of the media type
identifier in the volume serial number that is returned to the host.
CAUTION
After a media volume serial number has been
reported to a host, changing the Return Media
Identifier setting could cause the host to not
recognize media within the library.
For more information about how media policies work, see
Understanding Partition Media Policy Settings on page 114.
•
For Automatic Drive Cleaning, click either Enable or Disable.
This setting is enabled by default.
Enabling automatic drive cleaning allows the library to initiate
drive cleaning each time a drive requests a cleaning operation.
For automatic drive cleaning to function, you must first configure
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drive cleaning for the library. For more information about
configuring drive cleaning, refer Configuring Drive Cleaning on
page 214.
Note
Automatic drive cleaning should be enabled for
partitions only if the host application does not
support the coordination of drive cleaning. If drive
cleaning functionality is enabled on the host
application, do not enable automatic drive cleaning
for any partitions in the library.
9 To continue, click Next.
The Partitions - Step 4: Choose Resource Quantities dialog box
appears.
10 Type the number of elements to include in the partition by
specifying:
•
Number of drives
•
Number of storage slots
•
Number of I/E slots
The quantity available for each type of resource indicates resources
not yet assigned to existing partitions.
11 To continue, click Next.
The Partitions - Summary Information dialog box appears.
12 Verify that the parameters you set are correct.
13 To create the partition, click Create.
Note
After you click Create, the Cancel button becomes
unavailable.
The Partitions - Completed dialog box appears.
14 Review the information to make sure it is correct.
15 If you want to view the drive information after creating the partition,
click Next.
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16 Click Finish.
The Partitions dialog box appears again with the partition you just
created listed.
17 Click Close.
4
Using Expert Mode
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Setup→ Partitions→ Configure.
The Partitions dialog box displays a list of partitions currently
configured within the library.
Note
If you want to cancel the partition creation process,
click Close. The Close button becomes unavailable
after you click Create later in this procedure.
4 Click Create.
The Partitions - Step 1: Choose Creation Mode dialog box appears.
5 Select Expert, and then click Next.
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The Partitions - Step 2: Choose Partition Properties dialog box
appears.
6 Configure the following settings:
• If you are creating a Library Managed Partition (LMP), do the
following:
Note
To create the LMP, you need to have completed the
following tasks:
• Entered a Media Data Integrity Analysis license.
• Ensure that MeDIA enabled drives are installed
in the library, and
• Ensure drives are connected to 7404 Fibre
Channel Blade.
a Click the Library Managed check box.
The Name, Drive Domain, Vendor ID, and Product ID are greyed
out, not allowing input. The Name field defaults to Library
Managed Partition.
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b Go to step 7.
• If you are not creating a LMP, do the following:
a In the Name text box, type a name to describe the new partition.
b From the Drive Domain drop-down list, click the appropriate
drive type.
c From the Vendor ID drop down list, select the vendor.
d From the Product ID drop-down list, click the appropriate
product type.
The Product ID setting controls the product ID string that is
returned in a standard SCSI INQUIRY response. The library can
report that it is a Scalar 24, Scalar 100, Scalar i500, Scalar 1000,
Scalar i2000, Scalar i6000, or Scalar 10K. This feature can enable
the library to be used with host applications that do not yet
include the Scalar i6000 in a list of recognized devices.
In addition, the various Microsoft Windows operating systems
maintain a list of recognized devices. If the Scalar i6000 is not in
an operating system’s list of recognized devices, the library will
appear as an “unknown” device in device lists. You might
prevent the library from being listed as “unknown” by setting
Product ID to a library other than Scalar i6000. This setting does
not cause any library operational changes other than the SCSI
INQUIRY response.
7 To continue, click Next.
The Partitions - Step 3: Choose Policy Settings dialog box appears.
Note
If you are configuring the LMP, all fields are
greyed out and do not allow input. Go to step 9.
8 Configure the following settings:
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For Media Type Checking, select either Enable or Disable. This
setting is enabled by default.
•
From the Media Checking Policy drop-down list, click either
Required or Not Required.
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•
From the Return Media Identifier drop-down list, click either
Suffix, Pass Through, Prefix, or Disabled. Depending on which
setting you choose, you can control the use of the media type
identifier in the volume serial number that is returned to the host.
CAUTION
After a media volume serial number has been
reported to a host, changing the Return Media
Identifier setting could cause the host to not
recognize media within the library.
For more information about how media policies work, see
Understanding Partition Media Policy Settings on page 114
•
For Automatic Drive Cleaning, click either Enable or Disable.
This setting is enabled by default.
Enabling automatic drive cleaning allows the library to initiate
drive cleaning each time a drive requests a cleaning operation.
For automatic drive cleaning to function, you must first configure
drive cleaning for the library. For more information about
configuring drive cleaning, refer Configuring Drive Cleaning on
page 214.
Note
Automatic drive cleaning should be enabled for
partitions only if the host application does not
support the coordination of drive cleaning. If drive
cleaning functionality is enabled on the host
application, do not enable automatic drive cleaning
for any partitions in the library.
9 To continue, click Next.
The Partitions - Step 4: Select Drives dialog box appears.
10 In the left column, select the location of one or more drives.
Make sure that you select the appropriate module because the library
can have drives in the control module and any of the eleven
expansion modules.
11 To assign a drive to the partition, select the appropriate check box.
You can identify a drive by its serial number and location
coordinates. For more information, see Understanding Location
Coordinates on page 288.
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12 To continue, click Next.
The Partitions - Step 5: Select Storage Slots dialog box appears.
13 In the left column, select the location of one or more I/E station
magazines.
14 To assign a storage slot, select the appropriate check box. You can
identify a storage slot by its location coordinates. The number of slots
available is determined by the drive media type.
15 To continue, click Next.
The Partitions - Step 6: Select I/E Slots dialog box appears.
16 Select the location of one or more I/E station magazine.
a Make sure that you select the appropriate module because the
library can have I/E stations in the control module and
expansion modules.
b To assign an I/E station magazine, select the appropriate check
box. You can identify an I/E station magazine by its location
coordinates.
17 To continue, click Next.
Note
Depending on whether Extended I/E is enabled,
Step 6: Select Extended I/E Slots may appear. See
the next step. If Extended I/E is not enabled, go to
step 19.
To enable Extended I/E, go to Setup > Physical
Library, and select the feature. For more
information about Extended I/E, refer to Extended
I/E Option on page 23
18 In the Partitions - Step 6: Select Extended I/E Slots dialog box, do the
following:
a In the left column, select the location of one or more Extended
I/E station magazines.
b To assign an Extended I/E station magazine, select the
appropriate check box. You can identify an I/E station magazine
by its location coordinates.
The Partitions - Summary Information dialog box appears.
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19 In the Partitions - Summary Information dialog box, verify that the
parameters you set are correct.
20 To create the partition, click Create.
Note
After you click Create, the Cancel button becomes
unavailable.
The Partitions - Completed dialog box appears.
21 Review the information to make sure it is correct.
22 If you want to view the drive information after creating the partition,
click Next.
23 Click Finish.
The Partitions dialog box appears again with the partition you just
created listed.
24 Click Close.
Modifying Partitions
4
You can use the Modify process to change the allocation of drives and
storage magazines in existing partitions without having to delete the
entire partition and then recreate it. You also can use Modify to change
partition properties and partition settings.
CAUTION
Modifying partitions improperly, particularly
when deleting partition elements, can disrupt
host applications.
Before you modify any partitions, understand the configuration changes
you plan to make and the potentially disruptive effects that those changes
could have on the host application(s). Be careful whenever you add or
delete partition elements that include drives, storage magazines, and I/E
station magazines.
For best results, follow these guidelines when adding or deleting partition
elements:
• Shut down the host application.
• Update the inventory in the library.
• Reconfigure the library in the application.
• Update the inventory in the application.
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Note
This procedure includes instructions for
downloading new drive firmware images. You can
modify partitions from either the library’s touch
screen or a remote client. However, if you want to
download drive firmware images, you must do so
from a remote client.
To modify an existing partition, perform the following steps:
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Setup→ Partitions→ Configure.
The Partitions dialog box appears.
Note
If you want to cancel the partition modification
process, click Close. The Close button becomes
unavailable after you click Modify later in this
procedure.
4 Select the partition you want to change, and then click Modify.
Note
If the physical library is not offline, you receive a
message that asks you whether you want to
modify the partition, requiring the library to be
taken offline. Click Yes. No host will be able to
access the partition while the library is offline.
The Partitions - Step 1: Choose Partition Properties dialog box
appears.
Note
For LMP partitions, you can not modify these
properties; all options will be disabled.
5 On this dialog box, you can modify the partition Name, Vendor ID,
and Product ID.
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6 To continue, click Next.
The Partitions - Step 2: Choose Policy Settings dialog box appears.
Note
For LMP partitions, you can not modify these
properties; all options will be disabled.
7 On this dialog box, you can modify the following settings:
•
For Media Type Checking, select either Enable or Disable. This
setting is enabled by default.
•
From the Media Checking Policy drop-down list, click either
Required or Not Required.
•
From the Return Media Identifier drop-down list, click either
Suffix, Pass Through, Prefix, or Disabled. Depending on which
setting you choose, you can control the use of the media type
identifier in the volume serial number that is returned to the host.
When you have made your modifications, including adding or
deleting elements, your proposed changes to the partition are
highlighted in the New Value column of the table that appears
on the Partitions – Summary Information dialog box.
CAUTION
After a media volume serial number has been
reported to a host, changing the Return Media
Identifier setting could cause the host to not
recognize media within the library.
For more information about how media policies work, see
Understanding Partition Media Policy Settings on page 114.
• For Automatic Drive Cleaning, click either Enable or Disable. This
setting is enabled by default.
Enabling automatic drive cleaning allows the library to initiate drive
cleaning each time a drive requests a cleaning operation. For
automatic drive cleaning to function, you must first configure drive
cleaning for the library. For more information about configuring
drive cleaning, refer Configuring Drive Cleaning on page 214.
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Note
Automatic drive cleaning should be enabled for
partitions only if the host application does not
support the coordination of drive cleaning. If drive
cleaning functionality is enabled on the host
application, do not enable automatic drive cleaning
for any partitions in the library.
8 To continue, click Next.
The Partitions - Step 3: Select Drives dialog box appears.
9 Select the location of one or more drives.
Make sure that you select the appropriate module because the library
can have drives in the control module and in any of the expansion
modules.
10 You can add a drive to the partition by selecting the appropriate
drive check box. You can delete a drive from the partition by clearing
the drive's check box. You can identify a drive by its serial number
and location coordinates.
11 To continue, click Next.
The Partitions - Step 4: Select Storage Slots dialog box appears.
12 Select the rack you want to modify.
13 You can add an I/E station magazine by selecting the appropriate
check box. You can delete an I/E station magazine by clearing its
check box. You can identify an I/E station magazine by its location
coordinates.
14 To continue, click Next.
The Partitions - Step 5: Select I/E Slots dialog box appears.
15 Select the location of one or more I/E station magazines.
Make sure that you select the appropriate module because the library
can have I/E stations in the control module and in expansion
modules.
16 You can add an I/E station magazine by selecting the appropriate
check box. You can delete an I/E station magazine by clearing its
check box. You can identify an I/E station magazine by its location
coordinates.
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CAUTION
If you delete magazines that contain media, the
media will be inaccessible unless you reassign the
magazines to another partition.
17 To continue, click Next.
If Extended I/E is configured, the Extended I/E Slots dialog box
appears.
Otherwise, the Partitions - Step 6: Configure Drive Firmware
Autoleveling dialog box appears.
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Autoleveling dialog box appears only if the library
has I/O blades installed in it. If this dialog box
does not appear, the Partitions - Summary
Information dialog box appears instead. See Step
19.
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The Partitions - Step 6: Configure Drive Firmware Autoleveling
dialog box enables you to set up drives to participate in auto leveling
operations. Drives are auto leveled whenever they are reset, such as
when the library is power cycled or rebooted, and whenever they are
added or replaced.
18 To enable autoleveling for the partition, perform the following steps:
a From the Drive Type drop-down list, click the type of drives that
you want to list in the table. Listed drive types use the following
format:
<vendor>_<product>_<interface>
Drives of the specified type within the partition appear in the
table.
Note
All drives of the specified type within the partition
are listed, regardless of whether they are attached
to an I/O blade.
b If you need to download a new drive firmware image to use with
drives that you want to participate in auto leveling operations,
perform the procedure under Updating Drive Firmware on
page 398, and then proceed with the next substep. Otherwise,
proceed directly to the next substep.
After you download a new image, the new drive firmware
version is automatically added to the Firmware Version dropdown list.
c In the left-most column of the table in the Selected Drives will be
Autoleveled area, select one or more check boxes that
correspond to drives that you want to update with the same
drive firmware version, and then click the version in the
Firmware Version drop-down list.
Note
Only drives that are attached to an I/O blade can
participate in drive firmware autoleveling
operations. If you select drives that are not
attached to I/O blades, they will not be updated
during autoleveling operations.
19 To continue, click Next.
The Partitions - Summary Information dialog box appears.
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20 Verify that the parameters you set are correct.
21 If the summary information is correct, click Modify.
Note
After you click Modify, the Cancel button becomes
unavailable.
The Partitions - Completed dialog box appears.
22 Review the information to make sure it is correct.
23 If you want to view the drive information after modifying the
partition, click Next.
24 Click Finish.
The Partitions dialog box appears again.
25 Click Close.
Downloading Drive Firmware for Autoleveling
Note
4
Before you begin the following procedure, make
sure that you have obtained the new drive
firmware image from Quantum technical support
and placed it in an accessible location on your
laptop.
1 On the Partitions - Step 6: Configure Drive Firmware Autoleveling
dialog box, click Manage Images.
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The Manage Drive Firmware Images dialog box appears.
The library has enough space for 20 MB (with a maximum of 8
images) of drive firmware images. In this example, “8.03 Megabytes
Free” indicates that 1.97 MB of space is currently unavailable. A
check mark in the In Use column indicates one of the following
conditions:
•
An autoleveling policy exists that uses this drive firmware image
•
A pending autoleveling policy exists that uses this drive
firmware image
•
A pending firmware update exists that uses this drive firmware
image
Under these conditions, you cannot delete the drive firmware image.
If the check box for a drive firmware image is clear, you can delete
the image by clicking it to highlight it, and then clicking Delete.
2 To download a new drive firmware image, click Download.
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The Select firmware image file to download dialog box appears.
3 Navigate to the location of the drive firmware image file (with either
a.drv, .fmr, .E, or .img extension) you want to download, and then
click the image file to highlight it.
4 Click Open.
The download process copies the drive firmware image from the
remote file system to the MCB. When the download process
completes, the Partitions - Step 6:Configure Drive Firmware
Autoleveling dialog box appears again.
Deleting Partitions
4
CAUTION
For the host application to have access to the
written data on the partition that you want to
delete, you must recreate a partition that includes
the same media type, interface, I/E station
magazines, and a host at the same SCSI ID and
LUN.
To delete a partition, perform the following steps:
1 Log on as an administrator.
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2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Setup→ Partitions→ Configure.
The Partitions dialog box appears.
4 Click the partition you want to delete.
Note
You can delete only one partition at a time.
5 Click Delete.
Note
If the physical library is not offline, you receive a
message that asks you whether you want to take
the library offline and delete the partition. Click
Yes. If the partition is already offline, you receive a
message that asks you whether you want to delete
the partition. Click Yes.
6 The library deletes the selected partition. Repeat the process to delete
another partition, or click Close.
Selecting Storage
Networking Partition for
Configuration
4
Follow the steps below to select a partition and configure the control path.
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 From the main console, select Setup > Partitions > Control Path.
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The Storage Networking Partitions dialog box appears.
3 Highlight the partition you want to configure, and click OK.
The Control Path dialog box appears.
4 Select the drive you want to configure as the control path.
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The primary Control Path Drive you selected is highlighted in
yellow.
5 Click OK.
Setting Up the Network Configuration
Make sure that your library is attached to the network before you use the
Network Configuration command.
CAUTION
Note
You must fully understand all network issues
before you change the network configuration for an
already configured library. It is recommended that
you consult with your network administrator before
changing your network configuration.
To set up an iPv6 network connection, make sure
that the IPv6 option is enabled on the Physical
Library dialog, as described in Setting Up Policies
for the Physical Library on page 159.
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 If you are not already working from the physical library, select the
physical library from the View menu.
3 From the menu bar, click Setup > Network Configuration. Then,
depending on whether IPv6 is enabled or disabled and the protocol
of the network connection you want to configure:
•
If IPv6 is disabled, the IPv4 Network Configuration dialog box
appears.
Proceed to Setting up IPv4 Network Configuration on page 146.
•
If IPv6 is enabled, but you want to configure an IPv4 connection,
click IPv4 Configuration on the Network Configuration
submenu to display the IPv4 Network Configuration dialog.
Proceed to Setting up IPv4 Network Configuration on page 146
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•
If IPv6 is enabled and you want to configure an IPv6 connection,
click IPv6 Configuration on the Network Configuration
submenu to display the IPv6 Network Configuration dialog.
Proceed to Setting up IPv6 Network Configuration on page 148.
Note
Setting up IPv4 Network
Configuration
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appears if you have enabled IPv6 for the physical
library, as described in Setting Up Policies for the
Physical Library on page 159.
After completing steps 1 through 3 of Setting Up the Network
Configuration on page 145, the IPv4 Network Configuration dialog box
appears.
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1 Use the following table to assist you in completing the elements on
the IPv4 Network Configuration dialog box.
Element
Description
In the Host Settings area:
DHCP
If Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is
enabled on your network, select Enable to have
DHCP automatically configure the library network
settings. Enable makes the IP Address, Subnet
Mask, and Default Gateway text boxes
unavailable. Select Disable to make the IP
Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway text
boxes available for you to manually set the library
network settings.
Library Name
The network name that you want to assign to the
library.
IP Address
The IP address of the library. This text box is
available only if DHCP is disabled.
Subnet Mask
The subnet mask. This text box is available only if
DHCP is disabled.
Default
Gateway
The IP address of the default gateway for your
portion of the Ethernet network. This text box is
available only if DHCP is disabled.
In the Port Settings area:
Auto Negotiate
Select Enable to have the library automatically
negotiate port speeds. Enable makes the Speed
options unavailable. Select Disable to make the
Speed options available for you to manually set the
port speed.
Speed
The port speed (10 Mbps or 100 Mbps). Speed
options are available only if Auto Negotiate is
disabled.
The Cycle button enables you to cycle the external Ethernet interface
without rebooting the library.
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2 Make the appropriate network configuration changes, and then click
OK.
A message appears that informs you that network connectivity will
be lost temporarily, and asks whether you want to proceed.
3 Click Yes.
Setting up IPv6 Network
Configuration
4
After completing steps 1 through 3 of Setting Up the Network
Configuration on page 145, the Static IP tab of the IPv6 Network
Configuration dialog box appears:
1 Use the Static IP tab to disable or to enable and specify a static IP
address. Valid static IP addresses include link local, site local, and
global unchaste.
2 Click DHCP to display the DHCP tab.
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3 As prompted, use the DHCP tab to enable or disable the Dynamic
Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) auto configuration function.
4 Click Hostname to display the Hostname tab.
5 Use the Hostname tab to specify a library name that can be used for
remote connections to the library.
6 Click Settings to display the Settings tab.
7 Use the Settings tab to view the current IPv6 configuration settings.
8 After you make the appropriate network configuration changes, click
OK.
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A prompt appears informing you that network connectivity will be
temporarily lost and asks whether you want to proceed.
9 Click Yes.
Managing Connectivity
The Connectivity command on the Setup menu enables you to access
three connectivity-related commands for the library: Port Configuration,
Datapath Conditioning, and FC Host Port Failover.
For information about configuring data path conditioning monitoring
levels and intervals, see Configuring Datapath Conditioning on page 257.
Port Configuration
4
Use the Port Configuration command to view and configure connectivity
parameters for FC ports. Port Configuration gives you access to the FC
ports on the MCB and on the I/O blades.
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Setup→ Connectivity→ Port Configuration.
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The Connectivity dialog box appears. All components that provide
FC and SCSI ports appear in the dialog box if they are detected. You
cannot configure settings for the SCSI port on the MCB.
The example above shows expanded levels for “MCB” and “IO Blade
- 1,1,1,1,3”.
4 Click the highest-level items to show next-level items.
5 Click a port to highlight it, and then click Configure.
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For an FC port on either the MCB or an I/O blade, the Fibre Channel
Parameters dialog box appears.
You can configure two settings for an MCB connection and all
settings for an I/O blade connection. The figure above shows an FC
port configured for target mode and a loop preferred connection.
a In the Loop ID area of the Fibre Channel Parameters dialog box,
repeatedly selecting Soft acts as a toggle, checking and clearing
the box. If the box is not checked, you can click a hard loop ID
(within the range from 0 to 125) from the drop-down list. Some
operating systems require hard ID settings. Consult your service
representative before making changes to this setting.
b Select Auto to automatically set the interface speed. To configure
the speed manually, clear the Auto check box and use a setting
from the drop-down list. Because this setting is not configurable
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on the MCB, the Speed area does not appear on the Fibre
Channel Parameters dialog box when configuring the MCB FC
port. The MCB FC port speed is always 1 Gb/sec.
c FC Frame Size is specified by each receiving node and need not
match any other node. The frame size is typically set to 2048.
(You can use another frame size if it is required by a particular
software application.)
d FC ports support Private and Public Fibre Channel attachments.
The default port mode setting for FC ports 1 and 2 is Target
Public, and the default port mode setting for FC ports 3 through
6 is Initiator Public. With Public, the loop is scanned for Fabric
devices and allows the Fabric to have access to all available target
devices that are attached to it. With Private, the local loop is
scanned for devices except for Fabric devices. In Target mode,
the port is set to receive connections from another FC initiator,
such as a host or FC switch. In Initiator mode, the port scans for
storage devices. In Target and Initiator mode, the port operates
in both modes simultaneously.
e The default connection mode for both target and initiator ports is
Loop Preferred. For target ports, other options include Loop and
Point to Point. For initiator ports, other options include Loop
and Loop Preferred. If you change a target port that is set to
Point to Point to initiator mode, the port connection type
automatically changes to Loop Preferred. Consult your service
representative before making changes to this setting.
For reference purposes, the following table shows the default FC I/O
blade port settings as initially set up at installation.
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Table 20 FC I/O Blade Port
Settings
Port
Loop ID
Speed
Frame Size
Port Mode
Connection Option
Private/Public
FC-1
Soft
Auto
2048
Target
Loop preferred
Public
FC-2
Soft
Auto
2048
Target
Loop preferred
Public
FC-3
Soft
Auto
2048
Initiator
Loop preferred
Public
FC-4
Soft
Auto
2048
Initiator
Loop preferred
Public
FC-5
Soft
Auto
2048
Initiator
Loop preferred
Public
FC-6
Soft
Auto
2048
Initiator
Loop preferred
Public
6 After you finish selecting the port configuration settings, click OK.
A message appears that asks whether you want to make the change.
7 Click Yes.
FC Host Port Failover
4
Configure the optional FC Host Port Failover (HPF) feature so that an
alternate “standby” target port on an I/O blade can assume the identity
and LUN mapping configuration of the primary “active” target port if the
primary port fails. HPF enables the library to continue operations
without requiring you to reconfigure the host or the SAN.
To enable HPF, you must make sure that two ports on the I/O blade are in
target mode and point-to-point connection. Use ports 1 and 2, which are
ports that are traditionally configured to be host targets. I/O blade ports
are numbered from bottom to top as the blade sits in the I/O management
unit.
Both ports must be attached to the same SAN fabric to provide host access.
The active primary port is used for host communications, while the
passive standby port is kept idle. The way that you configure the recovery
settings determines how the failed port behaves after it is restored from a
failed state.
The library generates a ticket when port failover occurs. Examine the ticket
and the repair page associated with the ticket to determine the reason for
the failover.
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To configure HPF, perform the following steps:
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 Confirm that there are two ports on the I/O blade in target mode and
point-to-point connection. For more information, see FC Host on
page 184.
4 Click Setup→ Connectivity→ FC Host Port Failover.
The FC Host Port Failover dialog box appears, showing all the I/O
blades found in the library. Each blade is identified by name and by
location.
5 Click a blade to highlight it, and then click Configure.
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The FC Host Port Failover dialog box appears
6 In the Feature Enable area, select Enable FC Host Port Failover, and
then click Set to make the Configuration tab available.
On the Configuration tab, settings are unavailable if the current state
of the tab is set to Disabled.
Be aware that there might be incompatibilities with channel zoning
configuration on the I/O blade if you enable host port failover.
7 Accept the recovery setting default values unless an authorized
representative advises you otherwise.
8 Before you set recovery settings, understand the following elements
in the Recovery Setting area:
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when port failure is caused by excessive errors on the port. The
only setting option is Require Intervention.
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Link down error recovery mode sets the recovery scenario for all
ports when port failure is caused by the port going offline for
more time than the threshold specified in the Link down delay
time text box. The only setting option is Require Intervention.
•
Link down delay time sets the timeout threshold before link
down status applies. The default value is zero (0) seconds. There
is no maximum value.Require Intervention means that a user
must manually use the Physical Ports tab to bring a failed port
that has recovered back online.
9 Configure the Primary Port. Only ports that are in target mode and
point-to-point connection can participate in host port failover. The
primary port becomes active by default and the alternate port will go
on passive standby until a failover occurs. Use the Select Primary
drop-down list to select from the target ports that are online and
available. You must select a primary port. Current Active indicates
the currently active port.
10 Click Set.
If your configuration has errors, a warning message appears.
Enabling a Target Port
4
Use the Physical Ports tab to manually enable an online target port that
was disabled because of a previous connection error. If the Intervention
column displays “true,” you must manually bring the recovered port back
online using Enable. If the port state is “disabled,” the port's connection is
repaired and it is ready to be re-enabled. If the Configuration tab itself is
disabled, the table on the Physical Ports tab will be empty.
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connection has not been repaired. The error
condition that caused the port to fail still exists.
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1 On the FC Host Port Failover dialog box, click the Physical Ports tab.
The dialog box shows you each target port on the I/O blade, the
port’s state, and the type of failure that has occurred, if applicable.
2 Click the port you want to enable.
3 Click Enable.
Note
Enable is available only if the port is disabled.
4 To return to the main FC Host Port Failover dialog box, click Close.
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Setting Up Policies for the Physical Library
The Physical Library dialog box enables you to configure various
operating modes:
Enabling or disabling...
Specifies whether the library...
Automatic Teach
robotic assembly will be automatically
calibrated and, if necessary, configured
each time the power cycles off and on,
or when the library door is opened and
closed.
Automatic Inventory
will scan inventory automatically each
time the power cycles off and on, or
when the library door is opened and
closed.
Automatic Drive Unload
will automatically eject cartridges from
drives when a move media command is
received from a data host.
Logical SN Addressing
will use logical serial number
addressing for all drives in the library.
Only CSEs can enable or disable logical
serial number addressing.
IPv6
will support the configuration of IPv6
network settings.
Extended I/E
will enable extended import/export slot
configurations. Extended I/E
configurations increase the I/E slot
count with storage slots that will be
reported to hosts as I/E slots.
EKM Path Diagnostics
will enable EKM server connectivity
diagnostics.
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
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3 Click Setup→ Physical Library.
The Physical Library dialog box appears.
4 Select Enable in the Automatic Teach area to schedule automatic
calibration and configuration of the robotic assembly when the
library powers up or when the library door is opened and closed.
Automatic Teach is disabled by default.
5 Select Enable in the Automatic Inventory area to schedule automatic
inventories of library contents when the library powers up or when
the library door is opened and closed.
Automatic Inventory is disabled by default.
6 Select Enable in the Automatic Drive Unload area to cause the
library to issue unload commands when host applications issue move
media commands to the library. If you set this to Disable, proper
library operation requires host applications to issue unload
commands to the drives.
Automatic Drive Unload is enabled by default.
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Note
The Logical SN Addressing area is available only to
CSEs. You cannot enable or disable logical serial
number addressing for drives. If a CSE enables this
feature, the library assigns logical serial numbers to
all drives in the library. Specifically, the library
assigns a logical serial number to a drive in a specific
location. This is not the serial number of the
particular drive. If a drive is replaced by another
drive in the same library location, the logical serial
number remains the same. From the host’s
perspective, the replacement drive is the same as the
original one.
7 Select Enable in the IPv6 area to enable the Network Configuration
dialog that you can use to configure the settings for an IPv6 network
connection.
Note
Enabling IPv6 adds a submenu to the Network
Configuration command on the Setup menu that
you use to display the IPv4 or IPv6 Network
Configuration dialog.
IPv6 is disabled by default.
8 Select Enable in the Extended I/E area to enable the Extended I/E
feature.
Extended I/E is disabled by default.
Note
Extended I/E allows the user the capability to
increase the number of I/E slots presented to the
host. For more information, refer to Extended I/E
Option on page 23
9 Select Enable in the EKM Path Diagnostics area to enable EKM
background diagnostics.
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Specifying the Date and Time
Background EKM Path Diagnostics are disabled by default for QEKM configurations; Background EKM Path Diagnostics are enabled
by default for SKM configurations.
Note
Enabling EKM Path Diagnostics activates regularly
scheduled Encryption Key Server Path Diagnostics
to inform of Key Server connectivity or operational
issues. If SKM is configured, the background
diagnostic should always be enabled as the library
can hereby monitor SKM server status and report of
issues as soon as they arise.
10 When finished, click OK.
Specifying the Date and Time
You can use the Date and Time command to set or reset the system time.
If you want to synchronize the library over a network, you can use the
Network Time Protocol (NTP) setting. The default date and time is
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
To set the date and time or use NTP:
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Setup→ Date and Time.
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The Date and Time dialog box appears.
4 In the NTP section
•
If you choose to enable NTP, click Enable.
The Date and Time sections of the dialog box are grayed out.
•
Type valid IP addresses for the Primary Server and optionally
the Secondary Server.
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valid numeric IP addresses that are accessible from the
library (example 111.11.11.111). You have the option of using
one or two IP addresses. Go to step 7.
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•
•
If the DNS Server has been configured through the LMC
(Setup > DNS Configuration), type the valid alpha/numeric
IP Addresses that are accessible from the library. You have
the option of using one or two IP addresses. Go to step 7.
If NTP is enabled and you no longer want to use this setting, click
Disable.
If you choose to disable NTP, you must manually set the date and
time. Go to the next step.
5 Use the Date drop-down lists to select the month, date, and year.
6 Use the Time drop-down lists to select the hour, minute, and whether
the time is A.M. or P.M.
7 Use the Time Zone drop-down list to select the appropriate time
zone.
Note
The default time zone is GMT. The time zone that
you select appears only on your library
information panel. Regardless of your selection,
the system operates on the GMT zone.
8 Click OK.
Configuring E-mail
The library uses the e-mail settings on the Email Configuration dialog box
whenever library e-mail services are used, such as when you use the Send
command to e-mail snapshots or logs and when the library automatically
sends e-mail notifications of library problems.
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Use the procedures in the following subsections for:
• Setting Up or Changing the E-mail Configuration
• Testing the Current E-Mail Configuration
Setting Up or Changing
the E-Mail Configuration 4
To set up or change the e-mail configuration:
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Setup→ Email Configuration.
The Email Configuration dialog box appears.
4 In the SMTP Server text box, type the iPv4 or iPv6 address of the
SMTP server (for example, 192.16.96.201).
CAUTION
You must identify the SMTP server by its
server address.
5 If your SMTP server requires authentication of accounts and
passwords, select Password in the Authentication field. If it does not,
select None.
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6 In the Account text box, type the name of a valid account on the
SMTP server (for example, Jay.User).
Note
The Account text box is not available if None is
selected in the Authentication field.
7 In the Password text box, type the password for the account that you
specified in the Account field.
Note
The Password text box is not available if None is
selected in the Authentication field.
8 In the Sender Address text box, type an e-mail address for the library
(for example [email protected]).
The library uses this address in the “From” field of e-mail messages
that it sends out, indicating the originator of the message. If you type,
for example, “scalari6000”, the library appends the domain
information (for example, “@mycompany.com”). If you type, for
example, “[email protected]”, the library does not
append any additional information.
9 To test the e-mail configuration, type an e-mail address in the
Recipient box of the Test Current Configuration area and click Test
email.
10 Confirm that the library displays a message indicating that the test
completed successfully and sends a test message to the specified email address.
The subject of the test message should be “Test email from Scalar
i6000” and the message text should include the library name, version,
and serial number, along with the date and time that the message
was sent.
11 To finish, click OK.
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Testing the Current EMail Configuration
To test the current e-mail configuration:
4
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Setup→ Email Configuration.
The Email Configuration dialog box appears.
4 Type an e-mail address in the Recipient box of the Test Current
Configuration area and click Test email.
5 Confirm that the library displays a message indicating that the test
completed successfully and sends a test message to the specified email address.
The subject of the test message should be “Test email from Scalar
i6000” and the message text should include the library name, version,
and serial number, along with the date and time that the message
was sent.
6 Click OK to close the Email Configuration dialog box.
Setting Up E-mail Notifications
You can set up notifications in the LMC so that the library automatically
sends an e-mail message to specified e-mail addresses whenever an issue
of a particular severity level occurs. The information in the e-mail
notification provides details about the issue and the library conditions at
the time of the error.
Note
Before you set up notifications, you must configure
e-mail in the LMC so that the library can send
notifications to the recipients. See Configuring
E-mail on page 164.
Table 21 describes the severity levels for which the library can send
notifications if e-mail addresses are set up appropriately to receive them.
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Table 21 Severity Levels
Assigned to Issues
Severity Level
Description
1 (Failed)
Indicates that a failure has occurred or a different serious condition exists within a
library subsystem that requires immediate corrective action. In most cases, a
hardware component is no longer functioning at an acceptable level or has failed.
Typical library operations are either impossible or highly unreliable.
Examples of failure situations include a FRU that is not functioning, a temperature
threshold that has been reached that causes unreliable operations, or a partition that
the library has automatically taken offline.
2 (Degraded)
Indicates that a degraded condition exists within a library subsystem that impacts
system performance or redundancy. Typical library operations can continue
without immediate corrective action, but an administrator should investigate the
condition and correct the problem soon.
Examples of degraded situations include a redundant power supply that has failed
or a connectivity problem that has caused host port failover to occur.
3 (Warning)
Indicates that a condition exists within a library subsystem that has little effect on
system operations. Typical library operations can continue without immediate
corrective action, but you should investigate the condition and correct the problem
when possible. Warnings also can provide helpful information, such as indicating
that a door is open.
Examples of warning situations include a FRU that is functioning less reliably or a
temperature threshold that has been reached that does not affect reliable operations.
The body text in the e-mail notification provides details about the issue
and library conditions at the time of the event. The e-mail notification also
includes an attachment, referred to as a repair page, that provide a
problem description and corrective actions you or a customer service
engineer (CSE) can perform. For more information about e-mail
notifications, see Understanding E-mail Notifications on page 41.
To set up e-mail recipients for notifications, perform the following steps:
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
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3 Click Setup→ Notification→ System Setup.
The System Setup Notification dialog box appears with the Contact
Information tab displayed.
4 Enter the contact information you want included in an e-mail
notification if an error occurs in the library.
5 Click OK.
A message is displayed asking you to perform a Save Configuration
operation.
6 Click Yes.
The Save and Restore Library Configuration dialog box appears.
7 Click Save and then save the file to a desired location.
The configuration is saved.
8 Click Close.
9 Setup the rules.
a Click Setup→ Notification→ System Setup.
The System Setup Notification dialog box appears with the
Contact Information tab displayed.
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The Notification dialog box displays the Rules tab.
This dialog box shows all notification recipients that are set up currently
in the LMC. By default, the only e-mail address to which the library sends
e-mail notifications (severity level 1 [Failed] issues only) is
[email protected] (Quantum technical support), as shown in this
Notification dialog box example.
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Note
• Even though you can remove the Quantum
technical support e-mail address so that
Quantum does not receive severity level 1
notifications, Quantum recommends that you
do not remove it. Also, do not include the
Quantum technical support e-mail address for
severity level 2 or 3 notifications.
• The remaining steps in this procedure guide you
through setting up new e-mail notification
recipients. To delete an existing e-mail address,
click the e-mail address in the Send Email To
column, and then click Delete.
10 To set up a new e-mail notification recipient, click Create.
The New Email Notification dialog box appears.
11 In the Email Address text box, type the e-mail address that you want
to receive notifications.
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Address text box. Continue to Step 7 and Step 8 for
this address, and then repeat Step 5 through Step 8
for each additional address.
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12 In the Choose Severity box, click the severity level you want to
assign to this e-mail address.
Note
If you are using the remote client LMC, you can
assign more than one severity level. While pressing
the CTRL key, click the severity levels you want to
assign. The touch screen on the library enables you
to select only one severity level.
13 To accept this notification setup, click OK.
The System Setup Notification dialog box reappears.
14 After you finish setting up all notifications, click OK.
Setting Up Media Security Notifications
Once the Media Security Notification is set up and the physical library
allows automatic inventory, you are notified when media is moved in or
out of your library, either intentionally or unintentionally. Follow the
steps below to set media security notification.
1 Logon as administrator.
2 Click Setup > Notifications > Media Security.
The Media Security Notifications dialog box appears.
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3 Check the box to the left of your media security notification choice.
4 Click OK.
5 From the main console, select Setup > Physical Library.
The Physical Library dialog box appears.
6 For Automatic Inventory, click Enable.
7 Click OK.
Configuring Devices
You can change the way library components appear to the hosts. The
Setup→ Device command enables you to change the way system
components appear to the hosts.
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The Setup→ Device→ IDs command is available while viewing a
partition. Use this command to set the SCSI ID for a SCSI-attached drive
or the Loop ID for a Fibre-attached drive. All hosts that view the drive will
see the same SCSI ID associated with the drive.
The Setup→ Device→ Access command gives you access to the Channel
Zoning, SCSI Host, FC Host, SNW Host, SNW Drives, and LUN
Mapping Wizard commands, which are available while viewing the
physical library.
• Use the Channel Zoning command to restrict host access to
particular I/O blade ports.
• Use the SCSI Host and FC Host commands to configure access to
partition accessors and drives on a per-host basis. If you have
connected your host to either the FC port or the SCSI port on the
MCB, or to a port on one of the I/O blades, you must map the
appropriate partitions by using either the SCSI Host command or the
FC Host command. If you have connected your hosts directly to the
drives, use third-party software of your choice to manage media from
the host itself.
• Use the SNW Host command to create, modify or delete access to the
Storage Networking (SNW) drives configured in the library.
• Use the SNW Drives command to select the drives you want
managed by the Storage Networking (SNW) feature. The drives
selected can be configured so client hosts can be granted or denied
access. Only HP LTO-5 generation or later drives are supported. Each
drive selected will consume a SNW license.
• Use the LUN Mapping Wizard command to set up LUN Mapping for
your fiber channel hosts
If you have not otherwise restricted access, SCSI Host has full control of
all LUNs on all FC and SCSI channels, up to an overall system total of
2,048. SCSI hosts can configure access at the LUN-level for an overall
system total of up to 2,048 LUNs.
If you have not otherwise restricted access, FC Host has full control of all
LUNs on all FC and SCSI channels. Each FC host can be configured to
access a maximum of 255 LUNs, up to an overall system total of 2,048.
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Device IDs
4
From a partition, you can change the SCSI ID for a SCSI-attached drive or
the Loop ID for a Fibre-attached drive. For example, the default SCSI ID
for a drive that you are installing might conflict with the assigned SCSI ID
of an existing drive. You might be using an application that expects to
communicate with a device at a specific SCSI ID, but that ID might already
have been configured for use in another partition. Use the Setup→
Device→ IDs command to correct these situations.
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the partition that includes the drive
you want to configure. From the View menu, click the name of the
appropriate partition.
3 Click Setup→ Device→ IDs.
The Device IDs dialog box appears. (The following two examples
show the SCSI version of the Device IDs dialog box, and then the FC
version.)
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The drive shown in both of these figures is in the topmost of the twelve
drive bays in a control module. The following figure shows its location in
the control module. For more information about location coordinates, see
Understanding Location Coordinates on page 288.
(1,1,1,12,1,1)
Drive 12
Drive 11
Drive 10
Drive 9
Drive 8
Drive 7
Drive 6
Drive 5
Drive 4
Drive 3
Drive 2
Drive 1
4 To specify a particular ID for a drive, perform one of the following
tasks:
a For a FC drive, either click a new ID number from the New ID
drop-down list or select the Soft check box to automatically
assign an ID.
b For a SCSI drive, click a new ID number from the New ID dropdown list.
5 Click Set.
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Channel Zoning
4
Channel zoning, also called port zoning, is an optional feature that
configures access to an entire Fibre Channel and all the LUNs on that
channel for the exclusive use of a host or group of hosts on a single port.
Channel zoning enables you to control access between specific target
Fibre Channel (FC) ports and initiator channels on an I/O blade in your
library. If you make changes to the channel zoning settings, you must
reboot the I/O blade for the new settings to take effect.
CAUTION
If you change channel zoning after host
computers or applications have already
discovered devices, you must make sure that
device discovery occurs again. Device discovery
could occur automatically when you reboot the
library. Some host computers have plug and play
capability, which can discover devices
automatically. Host applications might discover
devices automatically.
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Setup→ Device→ Access→ Channel Zoning.
The Channel Zoning dialog box appears.
4 Click the I/O blade you want to configure to highlight it.
The same I/O blade could appear multiple times in the list
depending on the number of hosts assigned to the I/O blade. You
only need to select one instance of the blade to zone the entire blade.
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5 Click Configure.
The Channel Zoning Settings dialog box appears for the selected
I/O blade. By default, all FC ports have access to all channels.
6 If you want to permit access, select the check box in the cell where the
target port and the initiator channel meet. If you want to restrict
access, clear the check box in the cell where the target port and the
initiator channel meet.
If an FC port is set to target and initiator mode, the port appears in
both the horizontal row and vertical column. To prevent ghosting,
the FC port is not allowed access to itself. Ghosting is a condition
where hosts can see storage in two places.
Note
When you select a check box in the cell, the entire
channel is zoned. This zoning affects any host that
might being accessing the I/O blade. Channel
zoning settings supersede any host LUN mapping
on the I/O blade.
7 To continue, click OK.
8 You must reboot the I/O blade for the new configuration settings to
take effect. In the Attention dialog box, click Yes to proceed. If you
do not want to continue with the configuration, click No.
9 After you complete your configuration changes, click Close.
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SCSI Host
4
During device discovery, a particular partition or drive could map to a
higher LUN space than is optimal for a particular application. The SCSI
Host command enables you to create a virtual private remapping of
available LUNs for a specific SCSI channel-attached host. Use this
command to make devices appear to the host as if they were at lower
LUNs in order to optimize system performance.
Note
Use the SCSI Host command to map partitions
when a SCSI channel host is connected to the MCB.
Depending on host operating system constraints, it might be necessary to
reboot or reconfigure the host because of device map changes that result
from using the SCSI Host command.
CAUTION
If you change LUN mapping after host computers
or applications have already discovered devices,
you must make sure that device discovery occurs
again. Device discovery could occur
automatically when you reboot the library. Some
host computers have plug and play capability,
which can discover devices automatically. Host
applications might discover devices
automatically.
Creating SCSI Host LUN Mapping Assignments
4
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Setup→ Device→ Access→ SCSI Host.
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The SCSI Host dialog box appears.
4 Click a SCSI port that you want to configure to highlight it.
In the SCSI Host dialog box shown in the example, there is only one
SCSI port available, and it is on the MCB.
5 With the port selected, click LUN Mapping.
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The SCSI Host LUN Mapping dialog box appears in its default view.
In this figure, all devices have been manually mapped. The new map
locations appear in heavy black type in the ID/LUN/External LUN
column. The previous (default) device map position of a mapped
device is shown in gray type in the Internal LUN column.
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on the SCSI Host LUN Mapping dialog box, the
internal LUN and any external LUN mappings for
the partition will no longer appear on the dialog
box.
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6 Drag the partitions that you want the SCSI host to manage from the
Internal LUN column to the ID/LUN/External LUN column.
In the default view, only partition names and the SCSI ID of the host
connection are shown. In the Show Details view, partition name,
product ID, vendor ID, and serial number of the host connection are
shown.
Note
The Product ID setting controls the product ID
string that is returned in a standard SCSI INQUIRY
response. The library can report that it is a
Scalar 24, Scalar 100, Scalar 1000, Scalar i2000,
Scalar i6000, or Scalar 10K. This feature can enable
the library to be used with host applications that
do not yet include the Scalar i6000 in a list of
recognized devices. In addition, the various
Microsoft Windows operating systems maintain a
list of recognized devices. If the Scalar i6000 is not
in an operating system’s list of recognized devices,
the library will appear as an “unknown” device in
device lists. You might prevent the library from
being listed as “unknown” by setting Product ID
to a library other than Scalar i6000. This setting
does not cause any library operational changes
other than the SCSI INQUIRY response.
To change the view, see Setting the View for the SCSI Host Device
Column on page 184.
7 The right column of the SCSI host map dialog box, labeled Internal
LUN, lists all available devices. The ID/LUN/External LUN column
on the left provides map space for IDs 0-15 associated with the
selected SCSI Channel, and LUNs 0-7 associated with each ID. Drag
and drop devices from the Internal LUN column into the boxes
associated with particular LUN assignments in the ID/LUN/External
LUN column.
If you are working from the local touch screen, you must select an
internal device LUN, select the left arrow, and then select the desired
external LUN. If you are working from the remote client, you can use
the select method or you can drag and drop the devices from the
Internal LUN column to the appropriate LUN assignment in the ID/
LUN/External LUN column.
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8 To save the mapping, click OK.
The SCSI host map is automatically saved as part of the
configuration.
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Modifying SCSI Host Mapping
When a device has been mapped, it is still listed, but unavailable, in the
Internal LUN column.
In the following figure, no LUNs are currently available for mapping
because they have been mapped into the ID/LUN/External LUN column
already.
Drag the LUNs back into the Device column to make them available for
re-mapping. If you are working from the local touch screen, select an
external device LUN, and then select the right arrow.
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Setting the View for the SCSI Host Device Column
4
Click View at the top of the SCSI Host dialog box. If you want to see
product details, select the Show Details check box. If you want to see only
the names of the devices available for mapping, clear the Show Details
check box to toggle the display back to the default view.
FC Host
4
The FC Host command enables you to manually modify host information
and set LUN mappings.
During device discovery, a particular partition or drive could map to a
higher LUN space than is optimal for a particular application. The FC Host
command enables you to create a virtual private remapping of available
LUNs for a specific Fibre Channel-attached host. LUN mapping is
required to give hosts access to partitions and devices. You also can make
devices appear to the host as if they were at lower LUNs in order to
optimize system performance.
Note
Use the FC Host command to map partitions when
a Fibre Channel host is connected either to the
MCB or to an I/O blade.
Depending on host operating system constraints, it might be necessary to
reboot or reconfigure the host because of device map changes that result
from using the FC Host command.
CAUTION
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or applications have already discovered devices,
you must make sure that device discovery occurs
again. Device discovery occurs automatically
when you reboot the library. Some host
computers have plug and play capability, which
discovers devices automatically. In general, host
applications do not discover devices
automatically.
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Accessing FC Hosts
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Setup→ Device→ Access→ FC Host.
The FC Host dialog box appears.
Only the host’s port, blade, and World Wide Name (WWN) appear.
Adding, Modifying, and Deleting FC Hosts
4
You can add and configure FC hosts without powering down the system.
Manually add an FC host if it was not already connected to the library
when it was turned on.
Adding an FC Host
4
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Setup→ Device→ Access→ FC Host.
The FC Host dialog box appears.
4 Click Create.
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The Add Host Data dialog box appears.
5 Use the check boxes under Select Blades to select at least one blade
that the host will access.
6 Using the text boxes provided, provide the following required
information:
•
In the Name text box, type a host device name.
•
From the Type drop-down list, click the appropriate host type by
operating system.
•
In the Port text box, type the host device port.
Note
The Port field can be used for any free-form text to
help better describe the connectivity. This field
otherwise has no configuration functionality.
• In the WWN text box, type the host device World Wide Name
(WWN).
7 Click OK.
Modifying an FC Host
4
1 With the host selected in the FC Host dialog box, click Modify.
The Host Configuration dialog box appears.
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2 As necessary, change the information in the Name and Port text
boxes, and then click the appropriate host type by operating system
from the Type drop-down list. You cannot change the World Wide
Name (WWN).
CAUTION
You also must make the necessary physical
changes to the name, operating system, or port
connection.
3 Click OK.
Deleting an FC Host
4
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Setup→ Device→ Access→ FC Host.
The FC Host dialog box appears.
Note
FC hosts can be reconfigured without powering
down the system.
4 Click the host from the list, and then click Delete.
Note
The delete button is unavailable if the host is
online.
A message appears that asks you whether you want to delete the
host.
5 Click Yes.
A message appears that indicates a successful deletion.
6 Click OK.
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SNW (Storage
Networking) Drives
4
The SNW Drives command enables you to select the drives you want
managed by the Storage Networking (SNW) feature. The drives selected
can be configured so client hosts can be granted or denied access. Only
HP LTO-5 generation or later drives are supported. Each drive selected
will consume a SNW license.
Selecting a Storage Networking Drive
4
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 If you are not already working from the physical library, select it.
From the View menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Setup > Device > Access > SNW Drives.
The Storage Networking License Drive Configuration dialog box
appears.
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4 To select all drives, click the check box next to Select All Drives.
5 To select an individual drive, click the check box in the left column
for the appropriate row.
6 Click OK.
SNW (Storage
Networking) Host
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The SNW Host command enables you to create, modify or delete host
access to the Storage Networking (SNW) drives configured in the library.
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Accessing the SNW Host Device
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 To ensure you are working from the physical library, from the main
console, select View and click the name of the physical library.
3 From the main console, select Setup > Device > Access > SNW Host.
The Storage Networking Host Configuration dialog box appears.
4 Select the host(s) you want to access by clicking the check box from
the Host Configured table.
5 Click Access.
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The Host Access dialog box appears.
6 On the top portion of the screen, expand the HOST LIST folder, and
highlight the host you want to change.
7 From the Select Partition drop down menu, select the appropriate
partition.
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This action filters the drives in the Drive Access table and show only
those drives that belong to the partition selected. By default all SNW
drives will be displayed.
In the Partition Access section, the partitions are displayed.
8 Select drives.
To select all drives in the Drive Access table, click the Select All
Drives check box; to select individual drives, select the check box for
each drive.
When a drive check box is selected/unselected the color of the row in
the table will change to indicated the change to the current drive
configuration. The colors have the following meaning GREEN (access
will be granted to the host selected in the HOST LIST), YELLOW
(access will be denied to the host selected in the HOST LIST) and
WHITE (no change has been made).
The drives that are presented in the Drive Access table have the
following characteristics:
•
They have a SNW license.
•
They are HP LTO-5 fibre drives.
•
They are connected to a Ethernet Expansion Blade.
9 Select partitions.
To select all partitions in the Partition Access table, click the Select
All Partitions check box; to select individual partition, select the
check box for each partition. When a partition is selected/unselected
the table row color will change indicating the new configuration
requested. The colors have the same meaning as the drive table
described above.
The partitions that are presented in the Partition Access table have
the following characteristics:
•
They contain one or more SNW licensed drives.
•
They have a Control Path drive configured.
10 To make changes to a number of hosts, follow steps 6 through 9 for
each host.
11 Click OK to apply the changes.
The Host is configured.
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Creating SNW (Storage Networking) Host
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 To ensure you are working from the physical library, from the main
console, select View and click the name of the physical library.
3 From the main console, select Setup > Device > Access > SNW Host.
The Storage Networking Host Configuration dialog box appears.
This dialog allows the user to Create, Delete or Modify hosts that will
access the Storage Networking (SNW) drives configured in you
library. The SNW drives must be licensed before access can be
granted/denied.
4 To create a host click the Create button.
The Create Storage Networking Host dialog box appears.
5 Using the fields provided, provide the following required
information:
a In the Name text box, type a host device name.
There are no character restrictions for this field There is a length
restriction of 40 characters.
b From the Type drop-down list, click the appropriate host type by
operating system.
c In the Port text box, type the host device port.
The Port field can remain blank.
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Note
You can use this free-form text field to describe the
connectivity or logical visibility, for example. This
field has no configuration functionality.
d In the WWN text box, type the host device World Wide Name
(WWN).
6 Click OK.
The Host Configured portion of the dialog box displays the host that
you created.
7 To close the dialog box, click Cancel.
4
Modifying SNW Host
Note
SNW hosts can be reconfigured without powering
down the system.
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 To ensure you are working from the physical library, from the main
console, select View and click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Setup > Device > Access > SNW Host.
The Storage Networking Host Configuration dialog box appears.
4 Select a check box for the appropriate host from the Host Configured
table then click on the Modify button. Only one host can be selected
for this operation.
The Modify Storage Networking Host dialog box appears.
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5 Change the Name, Type, or Port. You can not change the WWN.
6 Click OK.
The Host Configured portion of the dialog box displays the host that
you modified.
7 To close the dialog box, click Cancel.
4
Deleting SNW Host
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 To ensure you are working from the physical library, from the main
console, select View and click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Setup > Device > Access > SNW Host.
The Storage Networking Host Configuration dialog box appears.
4 Select a check box for the appropriate host from the Host
Configuration table then click Delete.
Only one host can be selected for this operation.
Note
FC Host LUN Mapping
The delete button is unavailable if the host is
online.
4
Use the FC Host LUN Mapping dialog box to give a selected host access
to partitions and drives.
4
Configuring LUN Mapping
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 To ensure you are working from the physical library, from the main
console, select View and click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Setup > Device > Access > FC Host.
The FC Host dialog box appears.
4 With a host selected on the FC Host dialog box, click LUN Mapping.
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The FC Host LUN Mapping dialog box appears in its default view.
This dialog box displays all partitions and drives connected to the
blade to which the host is attached.
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on the FC Host LUN Mapping dialog box, the
internal LUN and any external LUN mappings for
the partition will no longer appear on the dialog
box.
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5 Compare the default view with the Show Details view shown in the
following figure. To change from the default view to the detailed
view, see Setting the View for the SCSI Host Device Column on
page 184.
In this figure, the Internal LUN column has been scrolled down. The
Show Details view for partitions shows the partition name, product
ID, vendor ID, and the serial number of the partition. For drives, the
LMC displays the device LUN, connection type, port connection,
vendor ID, serial number, and the associated partition.
The following table describes the descriptors that appear in the Show
Details view for partitions.
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Table 22 Show Details
Descriptor
Description
Partition Name
Name assigned during partition creation process.
Product ID
The Product ID setting controls the product ID string that is returned in a
standard SCSI INQUIRY response. The library can report that it is a Scalar 24,
Scalar i500, Scalar 100, Scalar 1000, Scalar i2000, Scalar i6000, or Scalar 10K. This
feature can enable the library to be used with host applications that do not yet
include the Scalar i6000 in a list of recognized devices. In addition, the various
Microsoft Windows operating systems maintain a list of recognized devices. If
the Scalar i6000 is not in an operating system’s list of recognized devices, the
library will appear as an “unknown” device in device lists. You might prevent
the library from being listed as “unknown” by setting Product ID to a library
other than Scalar i6000. This setting does not cause any library operational
changes other than the SCSI INQUIRY response.
Vendor ID
ADIC or Quantum.
Serial Number
Partition ID, as shown by System→ Monitor.
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The following table describes the descriptors that appear in the Show
Details view for drives.
Table 23 Descriptors
Descriptor
Description
[Number]
[Connection Type]
[Port Connection]
[LUN] [Fibre or SCSI] [Port Number].
Vendor ID
Drive manufacturer.
Serial Number
Drive serial number.
Partition
Name of the partition with which the drive is associated.
In the default view, only the names of available partitions and the
names of the devices (drives) are shown. LUN spaces from 0-255 are
available. In the Show Details view, a partition that has not yet been
manually reassigned to a new map position appears in heavy black
type in the Internal LUN column. Partitions are treated by the system
as devices. You must assign a partition to the LUN/External LUN
column for the LMC to manage it and its media. In this example, the
control LUN has already been remapped as shown in heavy black
type in the LUN/External LUN column.
6 If you are working from the local touch screen, you must select an
internal device LUN, select the left arrow, and then select the desired
external LUN. If you are working from the remote client, you can use
the select method or you can drag and drop the devices from the
Internal LUN column to the appropriate LUN assignment in the
LUN/External LUN column. Always use LUN 0 for command and
control.
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In the following figure, all devices have been mapped manually.
The new map locations appear in heavy black type in the LUN/
External LUN column. The previous (default) device map position of
a remapped device is shown in gray type in the Internal LUN
column.
7 To save the mapping, click OK.
The FC host map is automatically saved as part of the configuration.
For more information about device numbering in a SAN context, see
the ADIC Management Console User’s Guide or the Online Help.
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Modifying FC Host Mapping
When a device has been mapped, it is still listed, though unavailable, in
the Internal LUN column.
In the following figure, the LUNs are not currently available for mapping
because they have already been mapped into the LUN/External LUN
column.
The device that was formerly found at assigned LUN 4 is now found at
assigned LUN 2. Drag it back into the Internal LUN column to make it
available for re-mapping. If you are working from the local touch screen,
select an external device LUN, and then select the right arrow.
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Setting the View for the FC Host Device Column
Click View at the top of the FC Host LUN Mapping dialog box. If you
want to see product details, select the Show Details check box. If you want
to see only the names of the devices available for mapping, clear the Show
Details check box to toggle the display back to the default view.
4
Using the LUN Mapping Wizard
LUN mapping is required to give hosts access to partitions and devices.
You can also make devices appear to the host as if they were at lower
LUNs in order to optimize library performance.
The LUN Mapping Wizard guides you through the setup of LUN
mapping for your Fibre Channel hosts.
Note
If you want to manually assign a target LUN, or
want to add/modify/delete the host, select
Setup→ Device→ Access→ FC Host on the menu
bar. For more information, see FC Host on
page 184.
The LUN Mapping Wizard automatically assigns sequential numbers for
the external LUN of each mapped device, without any gaps between them
per blade. When using the LUN Mapping Wizard, the LUN for some
devices may change even if you did not specify the changes. If a control
LUN is mapped, it is always assigned LUN 0.
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Depending upon host operating system constraints, it may be necessary to
reboot or reconfigure the host as a result of device map changes resulting
from the use of the LUN Mapping Wizard.
1 Click Setup→ Device→ Access→ LUN Mapping Wizard.
The LUN Mapping Wizard – Overview dialog box appears.
2 Review the LUN Mapping Wizard Overview, then click Next to
continue.
The LUN Mapping Wizard – Select Host dialog box appears. All
available hosts are listed on this dialog box.
3 Select a host to configure and then click Next to continue. All
available partitions on the selected host are listed on this dialog box.
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The LUN Mapping Wizard – Select Partition dialog box appears.
4 Select a partition to configure and then click Next to continue. All
available blades on the selected partition are listed on this dialog box.
The LUN Mapping Wizard – Select Blade dialog box appears.
5 Select a blade to configure and then click Next to continue.
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The LUN Mapping Wizard – Map/Unmap Devices dialog box
appears.
6 Select the check box to map a device or clear the check box to unmap
a device, then click Next to continue.
The LUN Mapping Wizard – What Next? dialog box appears.
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7 Select one of the following and click Next to continue:
•
Map another blade – this allows you to map another blade on the
same partition.
•
Map another partition – this allows you to map another partition
on the same host.
•
Map another host – this allows you to map another host.
•
Continue and preview all the changes – this allows you to view
an online printout of the change report which presents a preview
of all changes, showing whether you added, modified or deleted
any devices.
If your configurations are complete, select Continue and preview all
changes.
The LUN Mapping Wizard – Preview All Changes dialog box
appears.
8 Prior to finishing and saving your LUN mapping configuration
changes, review your newly mapped or unmapped devices in this
dialog box.
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•
If you are satisfied with your LUN mapping changes and want
complete the wizard process, click Finish. Your LUN mapping
changes are finalized, and then you have the option of viewing
the LUN Mapping Report.
The LUN Mapping Change Preview Report – Print Preview dialog
box appears. This dialog box displays what types of changes were
made to all devices.
The changes on the report include:
• Added Mapping – (A)
• Removed Mapping – (R)
• LUN Modified – (M)
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9 On the LUN Mapping Change Preview Report – Print Preview
dialog box, you can select the following:
•
To save the report as a PDF file, click PDF. Specify a file path and
file name, and then click Confirm.
•
To print the report, click Print. Specify print options, and then
click OK.
•
To navigate through the pages of the report, click Back or Next.
•
To increase or decrease the magnification of the report, click
Zoom In or Zoom Out.
•
To access the Online Help, click Help.
10 After you have reviewed the LUN Mapping Change Preview
Report, click Close to return to the LUN Mapping Wizard – Preview
All Changes dialog box.
11 If you are satisfied with your LUN mapping changes and want to
complete the wizard process, click Finish.
Your LUN mapping changes are finalized, and then you have the option
of viewing the LUN Mapping Report.
Generating the LUN
Mapping Report
4
The LUN Mapping Report lets you view the current LUN configuration
settings for the library. The report displays information about tape drives
and other devices in the library, such as WWN (world wide name), LUN
(logical unit number), and serial number.
When generating the LUN Mapping Report, you can choose to group
devices by the associated host or by the associated partition.
4
Viewing the LUN Mapping Report
To view the LUN Mapping report, first choose a grouping criteria, then
view the report.
1 On the menu bar, click Tools→ Reports→ LUN Mapping.
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The Report Criteria dialog box appears.
2 Under Specify Report Criteria, click a grouping option.
•
Group by Host — The report lists the devices associated with
each host.
•
Group by Partition — The report lists the devices associated
with each partition.
3 Click View.
The Print Preview dialog box appears.
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The following figure shows an example of a LUN Mapping Report
grouped by host.
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The following figure shows an example of a LUN Mapping Report
grouped by partition.
4 Do one or more of the following:
•
To navigate through the pages of the report, click Back or Next.
•
To increase or decrease the magnification of the report, click
Zoom In or Zoom Out.
•
To print the report, click Print. Specify print options, and then
click OK.
•
To save the report as a PDF file, click PDF. Specify a file path and
file name, and then click Confirm.
5 When you are finished working with the Print Preview dialog box,
click Close.
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6 To close the Report Criteria dialog box, click Cancel.
Note
You cannot print reports or save them to a PDF file
using the touch screen.
4
Exporting a Report to an E-mail or a Text File
Instead of viewing or printing the report on the Print Preview dialog box,
you can e-mail the report data to an e-mail address. Or export the report
data to a comma delimited text file (*.csv) for use in other programs.
1 On the menu bar, click Tools→ Reports→ LUN Mapping.
The Report Criteria dialog box appears.
2 Under Specify Report Criteria, click a grouping option.
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Group by Host — The report lists the devices associated with
each host.
•
Group by Partition — The report lists the devices associated
with each partition.
3 Click Export.
The Export Raw Data dialog box appears.
4 Do one of the following:
•
To send the report data to an e-mail address, click Email. Type or
select the e-mail address, type an optional comment in the
Comment box, and then click OK.
•
To save the report data to a comma delimited text file, click Save.
Specify a file path and file name, and then click OK.
5 To close the Report Criteria dialog box, click Cancel.
Generating the Library
Configuration Report
4
The Library Configuration report lets you view the number of I/E
stations, drives, and storage slots in the library that are currently assigned
to each logical partition. Generate the Library Configuration report to
help make sure you are using library resources effectively.
1 On the menu bar, click Tools→ Reports→ Library Configuration.
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The Library Configuration - Print Preview dialog box appears.
2 Do one or more of the following:
•
To navigate through the pages of the report, click Back or Next.
•
To increase or decrease the magnification of the report, click
Zoom In or Zoom Out.
•
To print the report, click Print. Specify print options, and then
click OK.
•
To save the report as a PDF file, click PDF. Specify a file path and
file name, and then click Confirm.
3 When you are finished working with the Library Configuration Print Preview dialog box, click Close.
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Note
You cannot print reports or save them to a PDF file
using the touch screen.
Configuring Drive Cleaning
When you create or modify a partition, you can specify that tape drives in
that partition be automatically cleaned each time the drive requests a
cleaning operation.
For automatic drive cleaning to function, you must configure drive
cleaning for the library. To configure drive cleaning, first assign cleaning
magazines, and then import cleaning media. Designated cleaning media
can also be used when manually cleaning drives. (Cleaning magazines
and media are not part of any logical partition, and so are not visible to the
host application.)
If cleaning magazines are no longer needed, you can unassign them. In
addition, you can export expired cleaning media to remove it from the
library.
Note
Automatic drive cleaning should be enabled for
partitions only if the host application does not
support the coordination of drive cleaning. If drive
cleaning functionality is enabled on the host
application, do not enable automatic drive cleaning
for any partitions in the library.
For more information about enabling automatic
drive cleaning for a partition, see Working With
Partitions on page 112 on page 171. For more
information about manually cleaning drives, see
Cleaning a Drive on page 374.
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Assigning Cleaning
Magazines and Importing
Cleaning Media
4
To configure the library for drive cleaning, first assign one or more
magazines as cleaning magazines, and then import cleaning media.
Note
At least one magazine must be assigned for
cleaning before you can import cleaning media.
Also, only magazines that do not belong to a
partition can be assigned for cleaning.
1 Insert one or more pieces of cleaning media into the I/E station and
close the I/E station door.
Use a standard barcode label for cleaning media. Barcode numbers
do not require a specific prefix or suffix.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 On the menu bar, click Setup→ Drive Cleaning.
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The Drive Cleaning Configuration dialog box appears.
4 Click a magazine slot or a piece of media to select it.
Details about the selected slot or media appear under Information,
including the type of media, barcode number, location, and the
number of times the media has been mounted in a drive.
5 If the library has more than one module, click the arrow buttons to
display the next or previous module.
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6 To assign a magazine for cleaning, click any slot in the magazine to
select it. Click Menu, and then click Assign magazine for cleaning.
The magazine is assigned for cleaning.
7 Repeat this step to assign additional cleaning magazines.
8 To import cleaning media, click the cleaning media in the I/E station
to select it, and then do one of the following:
•
To import only the selected piece of media, click Menu, and then
click Import <barcode number> as cleaning media.
•
To import all media in the selected I/E station magazine, click
Menu, and then click Import all tapes in magazine as cleaning
media.
The cleaning media is moved to an available cleaning magazine, and
can be used for automatic or manual cleaning.
9 Click Close to close the Drive Cleaning Configuration dialog box.
Note
If you are working on the remote LMC, you can
right-click a magazine slot or a piece of cleaning
media to see a menu of available options.
ExportingCleaningMedia4
Cleaning media can be used a limited number of times. If a piece of media
is expired, export it and remove it from the library
1 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
2 On the menu bar, click Setup→ Drive Cleaning.
The Drive Cleaning Configuration dialog box appears. If the library
has more than one module, click the arrow buttons to display the
next or previous module.
To determine if a piece of cleaning media has been used the
maximum number of times, click the media to select it, and then
check the Mount Count value under Information.
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3 Click the cleaning media in a cleaning magazine to select it, and then
do one of the following:
•
To export only the selected piece of media, click Menu, and then
click Export cleaning media <barcode number>.
•
To export all media in the selected magazine, click Menu, and
then click Export all cleaning media in magazine.
The cleaning media is moved to an available I/E station magazine.
4 Click Close to close the Drive Cleaning Configuration dialog box.
Unassigning a Cleaning
Magazine
4
If a magazine is no longer needed for holding cleaning media, first export
all cleaning media from the magazine, and then unassign it.
1 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
2 On the menu bar, click Setup→ Drive Cleaning.
The Drive Cleaning Configuration dialog box appears. If the library
has more than one module, click the arrow buttons to display the
next or previous module.
3 If the magazine you want to unassign contains cleaning media,
export all cleaning media to the I/E station.
For more information on exporting cleaning media, see Exporting
Cleaning Media on page 217.
4 Click any slot in the cleaning magazine to select it.
5 Click Menu, and then click Unassign magazine for cleaning.
The magazine is no longer assigned for cleaning.
6 Click Close to close the Drive Cleaning Configuration dialog box.
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Note
If you try to unassign a cleaning magazine that
contains cleaning media, a message appears asking
if you are sure you want to continue. If you click
Yes, any media in the magazine is not accessible
until you add the magazine to a partition or assign
it again as a cleaning magazine.
Registering SNMP Traps
Because the library ignores all SNMP SET operations, external
management applications cannot register themselves to receive SNMP
traps from the library. The Trap Registration dialog box enables you to
manually register external applications.
Registering an
Application
4
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Setup→ Trap Registration.
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The Trap Registration dialog box appears.
4 In the Host/IP text box, type the iPv4 or iPv6 address or host name of
the host client running of the external application.
5 In the Port text box, type the number of the User Datagram Protocol
(UDP) port that you want to associate with the IP address or host
name.
6 Click Create.
The host application's IP address or name and UDP port number
appear in the table to indicate that the application is registered to
receive SNMP traps from the library.
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Removing an
Application’s Trap
Registration
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1 Log on as an administrator.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Setup→ Trap Registration.
The Trap Registration dialog box appears.
4 Click the IP address of the application for which you want to remove
trap registration to highlight it.
5 Click Delete.
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Configuring Library Security
You can change the library’s security settings, including enabling or
disabling network services, enabling or disabling remote access to the
library, setting up firewall access for server callbacks to remote clients, and
enabling or disabling SNMP or SMI-S access. You can configure the
library’s security while viewing either the physical library or a partition.
Note
Accessing the Security
Configuration Dialog
Box
4
Changing security configuration settings using the
remote client might cause a loss of connectivity. If
this happens, use the local touch panel to reset the
security configuration settings and restore remote
connectivity.
The Security Configuration dialog box enables you to restrict external
users and various remote services from accessing the library through the
Ethernet port on the MCB.
1 Log on as an admin user.
2 Click Setup→ Security.
The Security Configuration dialog box appears with the Services tab
displayed.
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Configuring Access for
Network Services
4
The Services tab on the Security Configuration dialog box enables you to
entirely prevent all external access to the library or allow access according
to other security settings on the Security Configuration dialog box. It
also enables you to allow or prevent access by SSH, SSHv1, and to allow
or prevent external attempts to discover the library by pinging it.
1 Click the Services tab on the Security Configuration dialog box.
2 You can change the security settings for any of the following items:
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the library through the MCB Ethernet port, regardless of other
settings on the Security Configuration dialog box, select
Disable. To allow external access to the library in accordance
with other security settings on the Security Configuration dialog
box, select Enable. (The Network Interface option is unavailable
when accessing the LMC remotely.)
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ICMP — To prevent external attempts to discover the library by
pinging it (by means of Internet Control Message Protocol
[ICMP] Echo packets), select Disable. Using this setting can
prevent denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, which can flood the
library with pings and cause loss of network connectivity and
services.
•
SSH — To prevent Secure Shell access to the library, select
Disable. To allow SSH to access the library, select Enable.
•
SSHv1—To prevent Secure Shell version 1 protocol from running
on the library, select Disable. To allow SSHv1 to run on the
library, select Enable. SSHv1 is enabled by default. If you choose
to disable SSHv1, only SSHv2 will connect to the library.
•
HTTP—To prevent access to the library using the web browser
client, select Disable. If you choose to disable HTTP, access to the
library is limited to the library’s operator panel or the LMC
application. To permit access to the library GUI using a web
browser client, select Enable.
If Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is enabled for your
library on the Network Configuration dialog box (Setup→ Network
Configuration), you also should enable ICMP. This ensures that the
DHCP server can determine whether the IP address that is assigned
to the MCB is still valid. (ICMP is enabled by default.)
3 If you want to apply the changes, but you do not want to close the
dialog box, click Apply. Otherwise, click OK to apply the changes
and close the dialog box.
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Remote LMC Clients
4
You can use the LMC tab on the Security Configuration dialog box to
configure the following options:
• To allow or prevent remote LMC client access to the library
• To set up firewall access for server callbacks to remote clients
• To enable or disable service login
• To set up the length of time before a session timeout
1 Click the LMC tab on the Security Configuration dialog box.
2 Change the security settings for any of the following items:
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Remote Access — To prevent all remote LMC clients from
accessing the library, select Disable. To allow them to access the
library, select Enable.
•
Select Use SSL to enable secure communication between the
LMC client and the library.
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Note
Enabling SSL can impact the network performance
of remote operations (for example, downloading
new library software).
•
Callback Port Range — To configure firewall access for server
callbacks to remote clients, type the first port number of a range
of ports that you want to be used for callbacks in the Starting text
box, and then type the last port number in the Ending text box.
Valid port ranges must fit within the range 1024 to 65535. Remote
client service ports must be within the range of ports specified
here. Otherwise, callbacks fail because the library’s firewall
blocks outbound packets designated for out-of-range ports.
•
Service Login — To allow service login, select Enable. To
prevent service login, select Disable. The Admin user can enable
or disable the service user login on both the front panel access
and the remote client access.
Note
•
The default service login through the service port
is still available for use. For security purposes, the
service port can be physically locked down by
locking the back door of the i6000.
Session — To configure the length of the session’s timeout, type
or use the arrow buttons to specify the length of a session before
it times out. Valid session timeouts are 1-1440 minutes (1 minute 24 hours), where the default is 30 minutes.
3 If you want to apply the changes, but you do not want to close the
dialog box, click Apply. Otherwise, click OK to apply the changes
and close the dialog box.
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SNMP and SMI-S
4
The SNMP/SMI-S tab on the Security Configuration dialog box allows
you to enable or prevent SNMP or SMI-S traffic across the MCB Ethernet
port.
1 Click the SNMP/SMI-S tab on the Security Configuration dialog
box.
2 You can change the security settings for any of the following items:
•
SMI-S — To allow SMI-S traffic (port 5988), select the Enable
SMI-S check box. To allow encryption of SMI-S traffic (SSL, port
5989), select the Enable Secure SMI-S check box.
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(SLP), which is used along with the Common
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SNMP — To prevent all SNMP traffic across the MCB Ethernet
port, select Disable. To allow SNMP Get operations, select
Enable.
If SNMP traffic is allowed, then SNMP v3 is always available. If
you want to permit less secure SNMP access, select Enable
SNMP v1 and v2. If you decide you do not want to use SNMP v1
and v2, clear the Enable SNMP v1 and v2 check box.
The library ignores all remotely issued SNMP SET operations under
any circumstance, which means that external applications cannot
register themselves to receive SNMP traps from the library. However,
the Trap Registration dialog box (Setup→ Trap Registration)
enables you to perform this registration yourself by entering the
necessary IP and port information. For more information about the
Trap Registration dialog box, see Registering SNMP Traps on
page 219.
3 If you want to apply the changes, but you do not want to close the
dialog box, click Apply. Otherwise, click OK to apply the changes
and close the dialog box.
Using LDAP
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is the industry standard
Internet protocol that provides centralized user account management.
This library supports the Microsoft® Active Directory® LDAP server and
user account information in the schema defined by RFC 2307. User
password schemes must be encrypted using UNIX® crypt.
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the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
features.
For maximum ease of use of this feature, Quantum
strongly recommends that you are running version
i6.5 or greater.
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You can configure the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
settings any time after the initial library configuration. Once you enable
and configure LDAP, you can view your current LDAP settings using the
LDAP menu.
Note
CAUTION
LDAP Server Guidelines 4
Active Directory no longer requires Windows
Services for Unix 2.5.
Any LDAP configurations from i6.3.1 and
earlier will not import into the i6.5 LDAP
configuration. You must reconfigure LDAP
for the i6.5 update.
LDAP is the industry standard Internet protocol that provides centralized
user account management subsystem. User account information is
centralized and shared by different applications, simplifying user account
management tasks. Administrative users can add, delete, and modify
only local user account information.
User and Group Access
4
For LDAP accounts with user privileges, access to library partitions is
determined by group assignment on the LDAP server. Groups must be
created on the LDAP server with names that correspond to the library
partition names. Users without administrator privileges must be assigned
to these groups on the LDAP server to have access to the corresponding
partitions on the library. LDAP accounts with administrative privileges
have access to all partitions and administrative functions and do not need
to be assigned to partition-related groups on the LDAP server.
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Distinguished Names formats.
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4
OpenLDAP 2.4
You must install and run OpenLDAP 2.4 or later. The supported Objects
in OpenLDAP 2.4 and above are of type “Person” or derived objects, and
the group Objects must be of type “GroupOfNames”.
OpenLDAP must be compiled with Overlay Support and requires the
installation of “memberOf” overlay. More information can be found in the
man pages of OpenLDAP with the “man slapo-memberof” command.
Configuring LDAP
4
1 From the Setup menu, click LDAP.
The LDAP Configuration dialog box displays with the General tab
displayed.
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2 In the General tab, you can enable or disable LDAP functionality:
•
To enable LDAP, select Enable LDAP.
•
To disable LDAP, clear the Enable LDAP check box.
If you disable LDAP, single sign-on functionality
will not be available on the library.
Note
3 To configure or modify LDAP, use the appropriate tabs and set the following
configurations:
General tab
•
Server Configuration section
•
Primary: You must provide a primary IP address or DNS
name.
•
Alternate: An alternate IP address or DNS name is optional.
•
Secure
Use this check box to enable the setup options to access a
secure LDAP server, which can be done using any port
except 389. The default secure port is 636. If you enable this
option, you must retrieve the Trusted Root Certificate from
the server by clicking Retrieve TR.
•
Port: Enter the appropriate port in this field. The default port
for non secure connection is 389 – and 636 for secure (SSL)
based LDAP connections. The port setting can be changed.
•
Retrieve TR: Use this function to retrieve the Trusted Root
Certificate from the LDAP server. A dialog box displays basic
Trust Root certificate information, for example, subject name,
MD5, and SHA 1 hashes. It is recommended that you verify
this information independently on the LDAP server.
CAUTION
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can take 5 to 10 minutes. To connect to a secure
LDAP server, you must complete the retrieval
process.
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•
Search Information section
The Search Information section allows you to enter on the LDAP
server a user name and password for a user who has sufficient
privileges to search for user names. The user name is specified in
distinguished name format. To use this feature administrative
user rights are not required, but you must have the right to
search user names in the LDAP directory.
4 Click the Access tab.
Use this tab to configure LDAP authentication.
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•
User Context: This is a path in distinguished name format to
the location used to search for the login users. You can search
for a user in the context specified and all contexts below it.
•
Group Context: This is a path in distinguished name format
to the location used to search for the groups to which a user
belongs. Only groups which are in the Group context or
below are considered for library access.
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Library Access Groups section
•
User: This field contains a fully distinguished name of the
groups to which all the library non-admin users belong.
•
Admin: This field contains a fully distinguished name of the
group to which all admin users belong.
Note:
Non-admin library users also need to be members of
the groups that match the partition names for which
they are granted access. These group names needn’t
be specifically listed anywhere in the LDAP setup on
the library. When user logins are validated during
login, their group memberships for partition access
are validated automatically.
5 To validate your configuration, click OK or Test.
6 Click the Test tab.
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You can use the Test functionality to simulate an LDAP login for a
specific user and quickly discover what access rights the user has and
to what partitions the user has access.
Test User section
•
User: Type the appropriate User name.
•
Password: Type the user password.
7 To initiate the library authentication process to the LDAP server, click
Test after providing the user name and password.
A dialog box appears displaying what level of access the user is
assigned, and to which library partition(s) the user has access.
8 After you have entered the LDAP configurations, click Test to verify
the LDAP connection.
A connection with the LDAP server(s) is established and the library
determines whether the LDAP Distinguished Names specified in the
Access tab are valid.
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A message box appears indicating that the success or failure of the
LDAP connection.
•
If the connection failed, the error message contains information
that you can use to resolve the issue.
Click OK to return to the LDAP Configuration dialog box.
•
If the connection was successful, in the message box, click OK
and continue.
9 To accept and save the library configuration, in the LDAP
Configuration dialog box, click OK.
10 To validate your configuration, click OK or Test.
EKM Management Solutions
The Scalar i6000 supports two encryption key management solutions:
• Quantum Encryption Key Manager (Q-EKM) - For IBM LTO-4 Fibre
Channel tape drives, IBM LTO-4 SAS tape drives, and IBM LTO-5
Fibre Channel tape drives; and LTO-4 and LTO-5 tape cartridges
only.
• Scalar Key Manager (SKM) - For HP LTO-4 and HP LTO-5 Fibre
Channel and SAS tape drives and LTO-4 and LTO-5 tape cartridges
only. For more information, refer to Running MeDIA Test Reports on
page 487
Note
These two key management solutions are not
interoperable. The Scalar library does not support
using both Q-EKM and SKM in the same partition.
The encryption key management solutions generate, protect, store, and
manage encryption keys. These keys are used by their respective tape
drives to encrypt information being written to, and decrypt information
being read from, tape media. Q-EKM and SKM are installed on a server.
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Encryption Key Management (EKM) is a licensable feature. You must
have an EKM license installed on your library in order to use the
Encryption Key Management features described in this chapter. For more
information on licensing, see Enabling Licenses on page 110 or Step 1:
Enabling the EKM License Key below.
Setting Up EKM on the
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4
Setting up EKM on the Scalar i6000 consists of the following steps:
4
Step 1: Enabling the EKM License Key
1 From the menu bar, click Setup > Licenses.
The Licenses dialog box appears.
This dialog box lists the licensed features for your library, including
their status, expiration date, and quantity.
2 To enable a license key, in the Enter License Key box, type the
appropriate license key.
You do not need to highlight the feature before you enter a license
key. License keys are not case sensitive and all inclusive. For
example, J2BGL-22622-52C22 can be entered as j2bgl-22622-52c22.
3 Click OK.
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Step 2: Configuring the SKM Server
4
Server settings are only used when a partition's encryption method is set
to “Enable Library Managed.” For more information on partitions, see
Working With Partitions on page 112.
Note
In order to synchronize properly, the TCP/IP and
SSL ports on the primary and secondary SKM
servers must be set to the same values.
Synchronization causes the entire configuration
properties files of the primary server to overwrite
the configuration files on the secondary server.
Because the TCP/IP and SSL ports are listed in the
configuration properties files, the primary and
secondary servers must use the same TCP/IP and
SSL port settings.
1 From the menu bar, click Setup > Encryption > Server
Configuration.
The SKM Server Configuration dialog box appears.
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partition's encryption method is set to “Library
Managed.
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2 At the Key Server Type drop-down list, select the server type (such
as Q-EKM or SKM).
3 In the Primary SKM Server text box, type the appropriate host IP
address. You can use an iPv4 address or an iPv6 address.
4 In the Primary port number text box, accept the displayed default
value for the primary SKM server. The port for SKM is 6000, and this
value cannot be changed.
5 Optionally, in the Secondary SKM Server text box, you can provide
the IP address of a secondary SKM server. You can use an iPv4
address or an iPv6 address.
Note
If you do not plan to use a secondary server, you
may type a zero IP address, 0.0.0.0, into the
Secondary SKM Server text box, or you may leave
this text box blank.
6 In the Secondary port number text box, if you configured a secondary
server, accept the displayed default value for the secondary server.
The port for SKM is 6000, and this value cannot be changed.
7 To test the configuration, click Test.
The Path Diagnostic Results dialog box appears.
8 Click Close. Click OK.
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An Operation in progress dialog box appears, indicating the settings
are being modified. Upon successful completion, the system returns
to the main console.
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Step 3: Configuring Partitions for Encryption
You can use the Partition Configuration screen to change the encryption
method used by a partition.
Encryption on the Scalar Enterprise library is enabled by partition only.
You cannot select individual drives for encryption; you must select an
entire partition to be encrypted. Only partitions that are encryptioncapable are displayed.
If you encrypt a partition, all encryption-capable tape drives are enabled
for encryption, and all data written to supported media is encrypted. Non
encryption-capable tape drives will not be enabled for encryption, and
non supported media will not be encrypted.
You can modify only one partition at a time.
Encryption Methods, Details, and Restrictions
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The following encryption methods are available on the library:
Enable Library Managed — Enables library managed encryption support
via a connected key manager server— either Scalar Key Manager (SKM)
or Quantum Encryption Key Manager (Q-EKM) — for all tape drives and
encryption-capable media assigned to the partition.
• SKM supports encryption on LTO-4 data cartridges using HP LTO-4
or newer Fibre Channel drives. If you are using SKM and want to
enable Library Managed Encryption for a partition, all of the tape
drives in that partition must be HP LTO-4 or newer or LTO-5 Fibre
Channel tape drives.
Generating Encryption Keys for SKM: The library automatically
generates keys as soon as you set up the servers. Note that you
cannot change a partition to Library Managed Encryption until after
key generation is complete.
• Q-EKM supports encryption on LTO-4 data cartridges using IBM
LTO-4 or newer Fibre Channel tape drives. If you are using Q-EKM
and want to enable Library Managed Encryption for a partition, all of
the tape drives in that partition must be either IBM LTO-4 or newer
or LTO-5 Fibre Channel tape drives.
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• If you are using both SKM and Q-EKM, you must separate the tape
drives among the partitions so that each partition only contains tape
drives supported by either SKM or Q-EKM. The library will assign
the correct servers (SKM or Q-EKM) depending on the drive type in
the partition.
• Only LTO-4 or higher tape cartridges will be encrypted in Library
Managed Encryption partitions (the partition may can contain LTO-2
and LTO-3 media, but they will not be encrypted).
• In order for data to be encrypted via library managed encryption, the
media must be blank or have been written to using library managed
encryption at the first write operation at the beginning of tape (BOT).
If the media was previously written in a non-encrypted format, all
data subsequently written to it will continue to be non-encrypted.
• You must have an LME license installed on the library (see Step 1:
Enabling the EKM License Key on page 236) before you can select
this option.
• Your SKM or Q-EKM servers must be installed, configured on the
library, and be operational before you can select this option.
Allow Application Managed — Allows your host application to provide
encryption support on all encryption-capable tape drives and media
within the partition. This is the default setting if the partition contains
encryption-capable tape drives. If you select this option, the library will
NOT communicate with the key server on this partition. If you want an
application to manage encryption, you must specifically configure the
application to do so. The library will not participate in performing
encryption. See your host documentation for further details.
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1 Log on as an administrator.
2 If you are not already working from the physical library, select it.
From the View menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Setup > Encryption > Partition Configuration.
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The Partition Configuration screen appears. Each partition's current
encryption method is listed under Encryption Method.
4 If you want to change the encryption method on a partition, make
sure that no tape drives in that partition have cartridges in them. If
there are cartridges in the tape drives, you cannot change the
encryption method.
5 For any library partition, change the encryption method by selecting
from the Encryption Method drop-down list:
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Enable Library Managed
•
Allow Application Managed
Note
When you change a partition from Enable Library
Managed to Allow Application Managed, the data
that was written to the tapes while the partition
was configured for library managed encryption
can no longer be read, until you change the
partition back to Enable Library Managed.
6 Click OK.
A warning message is displayed.
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7 To take the partition offline, click Yes.
The dialog box is closed and you are returned to the main console.
If the partition encryption settings were not successfully configured,
follow the screen instructions to resolve any issues that occurred
during the process.
8 In the EKM drop-down list, select the appropriate encryption option.
The encryption method that you select will apply to all encryptioncapable tape drives and media in that partition.
Encryption Method
Description
Not Supported
Means that no tape drives in that partition support
encryption. If “Unsupported” is shown, it is greyed out
and you are unable to change the selection.
Allow Application
Managed
This is the default setting if you have encryptioncapable tape drives in the partition. This option should
remain selected unless you are connecting the library to
an external Q-EKM server.
This option allows an external backup application to
provide encryption support to all encryption-capable
tape drives and media within the partition. The library
will not communicate with the Q-EKM server(s) (IBM
LTO4/5 drives) or SKM servers (HP LTO4/5 drives) for
this partition.
Note: If you want an application to manage encryption,
you must specifically configure the application to do so.
Enable Library
Managed
Enables encryption support via a connected Q- EKM
server for all encryption-capable tape drives and media
assigned to the partition.
9 If there are no other changes to your partition, click Next.
For more information on partitions, see the online Help or Working
With Partitions on page 112.
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Supporting Encryption
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For more information about installing and configuring the Q-EKM server
and Q-EKM best practices, see the Quantum Encryption Key Manager User’s
Guide (6-01847-01).
The Scalar i6000 library supports encrypting LTO-4 or greater tape media
using IBM LTO-4 or greater Fibre Channel drives only. All IBM LTO-4 or
greater FC drives are encryption-capable, but to use the Q-EKM software
application, you must purchase a Q-EKM license and provide a server or
servers on which to install Q-EKM. Q-EKM does not currently support
encryption on other tape drive types or manufacturer brands, even if they
are assigned to a partition selected for encryption.
Note
You must be running Q-EKM version 2.0 (or
higher) to support IBM LTO-5 tape drives
The encryption keys pass through the library, so that encryption is
“transparent” to the applications. If you purchase Q-EKM, Quantum's
Service department will schedule an appointment to install the application
onto your server(s). If you purchase SKM, you will receive the software
application, two servers (optional beginning with SKM 1.1), and
installation and configuration instructions. This chapter describes how to
configure your encryption key management (EKM) solution (Q-EKM or
SKM) on the library.
Configuring Encryption Settings
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Encryption on the Scalar i6000 tape library is enabled by partition only.
The default setting for encryption-capable drives permits external
application-managed encryption support on all encryption-capable tape
drives and media within a partition.
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You cannot select individual drives for encryption; you must select an
entire partition to be encrypted. If you encrypt a partition, all encryptioncapable tape drives are enabled for encryption, and all data written to
supported media is encrypted. Non encryption-capable tape drives will
not be enabled for encryption, and non-supported media will not be
encrypted.
You can only configure the encryption settings through the Setup >
Encryption > Partition Configuration functionality.
Note
For Q-EKM to work properly, you must upgrade
both your library and tape drive firmware to the
latest released versions. For instructions on
performing the firmware upgrades, see Updating
Library Software on page 381 and Updating Drive
Firmware on page 398
Using Q-EKM to Manage Encryption
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Q-EKM is an optional, licensed Java software program that generates,
protects, stores, and manages the encryption keys. These keys are used by
the LTO-4 or greater tape drives to encrypt the information being written
to tape media and read from tape media. Policy control and keys pass
through the library-to-drive interface; therefore encryption is transparent.
Q-EKM was designed to generate and communicate encryption keys for
LTO-4 drives in Quantum libraries across the customer’s environment.
If you choose to purchase and use the licensed Q-EKM application, you
must supply a server on which to install EKM. Professional Q-EKM
integration must be performed by Quantum or Quantum authorized
service personnel. For more information, contact the Quantum Technical
Assistance Center at www.quantum.com/support.
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Sharing Encrypted Tape Cartridges
If you are using SKM, you can share encrypted tapes with other
companies and individuals who also use SKM for managing encryption
keys.
Each SKM server provides a unique encryption key for each tape cartridge
that is encrypted. To read an encrypted tape in a library that is attached to
a SKM server that is different than the one that originally provided the
encryption key, the encryption key from the originating (i.e., source) SKM
server needs to be shared with the receiving (i.e., destination) SKM server.
The key (or list of keys, if there is more than one tape), is exported from the
source SKM server to a file, which is sent to the destination recipient. Each
key contained in the file is encrypted using the public key of the
destination SKM server. The destination SKM server provides its public
key to the source SKM server as part of an Encryption Key Certificate,
which the source SKM server uses to wrap (encrypt) the encryption keys
for transport. Upon arrival, the file containing the wrapped encryption
keys can only be unwrapped by the corresponding private key, which
resides on the destination SKM server and is never shared.
The process is as follows:
1 The destination administrator exports the Encryption Key Certificate
that belongs to the destination SKM server. The Encryption
Certificate is saved as a file to a location specified by the
administrator on a computer (see Exporting Encryption Certificates
on page 249).
2 The destination administrator e-mails the Encryption Key Certificate
file to the source administrator.
3 The source administrator saves the Encryption Key Certificate file to
a location on a computer, and then imports the Encryption Key
Certificate onto the source SKM server (see Importing Encryption
Certificates on page 248).
4 The source administrator exports the Encryption Keys, assigning the
same Encryption Key Certificate noted above to wrap the keys. The
file containing the wrapped encryption keys is saved to a location on
a computer specified by the source administrator. See Exporting
Encryption Keys on page 251.
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5 The source administrator e-mails the file containing the wrapped
encryption keys to the destination administrator.
6 The destination administrator saves the file containing the wrapped
encryption keys to a location on a computer, and then imports the
keys onto the destination SKM server (see Importing Encryption
Keys).
7 The destination library can now read the encrypted tapes.
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Importing Encryption Communication Certificates
Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificates are unique certificates that
must be installed on the library in order for the library to communicate
with the SKM servers.
Normally you only need to install them once, when you initially set up
SKM. The Communication Certification Import window allows you to
install root, admin, and client certifications, or use the existing TLS
bundle provided by Quantum.
Note
You should only need to upload TLS Certificates
when upgrading a system up to i8 or above.
You received a CD which contains the TLS certificates bundled in a single
file.
1 Insert the CD into the CD ROM drive of your computer. Either copy
the file to a known location on your computer or use the CD as the
location from which you will retrieve the file.
2 From the Tools menu, select EKM Management > Import
Communication Certificates.
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The Communication Certificate Import dialog box appears.
Under Server Status, the status of the primary and secondary servers
appear.
3 Click Browse to retrieve the Root Certificate File.
4 Click Browse to retrieve the Admin Certificate File.
5 In the Admin Certificate Password field, type the password used
when you generated the certificate files.
6 Click Browse to retrieve the Client Certificate File.
7 In the Client Certificate Password field, type the password used
when you generated the certificate files.
8 If you choose to use the Quantum Certificate Bundle, click the check
box, and then click Browse to locate the Quantum Bundle File.
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Note
If you have current certificates, they are listed in
the Current Certificates section
9 Click OK.
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Importing Encryption Certificates
The encryption certificate contains a public key that is used to wrap
(encrypt) encryption keys prior to transporting them to another SKM
server. When sharing tape cartridges, or when performing a backup in the
event of SKM server failure, you need to import the encryption key
certificate of the destination SKM server.
Note
This function is available to users with
administrator-level privileges and only applies to
SKM servers. Both SKM servers must be connected
and operational in order to import encryption key
certificates.
Before starting this process, read and follow the sequence of steps outlined
in Sharing Encryption Tape Cartridges—page 248.
1 Receive the encryption key certificate file from the destination SKM
server administrator and save it to a known location on your
computer.
2 From the Tools menu, select EKM Management > Encryption
Certificate > Import.
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The SKM Encryption Certificate Import dialog box appears.
.
3 Click Browse to locate the saved encryption key certificate file.
4 Highlight the file and click Open.
5 Click OK to import the certificate onto your SKM server.
The dialog box closes and you are returned to the main console.
Exporting Encryption Certificates
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Before you can receive encryption keys from another SKM server, you
must first send your native encryption key certificate to that server. You
can use the Export functionality to export the native certificate to a file that
can be imported into another SKM server. The public key contained in the
certificate will be used to wrap (encrypt) the encryption keys to protect
them during transport to you.
NOTE: This function is available to users with Administrator-level
privileges and only applies to SKM servers. Both SKM servers must be
connected and operational in order to export encryption key certificates.
To export an encryption key certificate:
1 Before starting this process, read and follow the sequence of steps
outlined in Sharing Encrypted Tape Cartridges—page 248.
2 From the Tools menu, select EKM Management > Encryption
Certificate > Export.
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The SKM Certificate Export dialog box appears.
3 Click Browse to locate the saved encryption key certificate file.
4 Highlight the file and click Open.
5 Click OK to export the file.
The dialog box closes and you are returned to the main console.
Importing Encryption Keys
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Each SKM server provides a unique encryption key for each tape cartridge
that is encrypted. In order to read tapes encrypted by a different (i.e.,
source) SKM server, you need to import the encryption keys used to
encrypt those tapes onto your SKM server.
You may also use this function to import a backup of your own SKM
server encryption keys in case of a catastrophic SKM server failure.
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Administrator-level privileges and only applies to
SKM servers. Both SKM servers must be connected
and operational in order to export encryption key
certificates.
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1 Before starting this process, read and follow the sequence of steps
outlined in Sharing Encrypted Tape CartridgesSharing Encrypted
Tape Cartridges on page 245.
2 Receive the file of encryption keys from the source SKM server and
save it in a known location on your computer.
3 From the Tools menu, select EKM Management > Encryption Key >
Import.
4 Click Browse to locate the saved file of encryption keys.
5 Highlight the file and click Open.
6 Click OK to import the keys onto your SKM server.
The dialog box closes and you are returned to the main console.
Exporting Encryption Keys
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Each SKM server provides a unique encryption key for each tape cartridge
that is encrypted. In order for another (i.e., destination) SKM server to read
tapes encrypted by your SKM server, you need to export the encryption
keys used to encrypt those tapes and send them to the destination server.
You may also use this function to create a backup of your SKM server
encryption keys in case of a catastrophic SKM server failure.
Note
This function is available to users with
Administrator-level privileges and only applies to
SKM servers. Both SKM servers must be connected
and operational in order to export encryption key
certificates.
1 Before starting this process, read and follow the sequence of steps
outlined in Sharing Encrypted Tape Cartridges—page 248.
2 From the Tools menu, select EKM Management > Encryption Key >
Export.
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The Scalar Key Manager Encryption Key Export screen appears.
3 In Save As field, click Browse to save the encryption key file to a
location on your computer.
4 In the Select Certificate drop-down list, assign the encryption key
certificate with which you will “wrap” the keys.
The drop-down list contains all of the encryption key certificates that
you have ever imported onto your SKM server (indicated by the
word “imported” in the list).
The list also contains the native encryption key certificate for your
SKM servers, indicated with the word “Native” in the name.
If destination server is:
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Someone else's SKM server — The destination administrator
should have sent you the encryption key certificate previously
and you should have imported it onto your SKM server (see
Importing Encryption Certificates—page 248). It should appear
on the list for you to select.
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Your SKM server — If you are sending your encryption key
certificate to someone else to use to wrap encryption keys, select
your “native” certificate. You might also need to export your
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“native” certificate for disaster recovery in the event that one of
your SKM servers failed and you needed to re-import all of your
keys onto a new SKM server.
5 Select which SKM encryption keys to export from the following
options:
•
Export Used — Exports all the keys that have ever been used to
encrypt tape cartridges on the library.
•
Export Selective — Exports the keys that are associated with a
string of characters that you type into the text box. Each key is
associated with its encrypted tape cartridge, identified by the
tape cartridge barcode. You can type in all or part of a tape
cartridge barcode, and any keys that are associated with that
string will be exported. This is helpful if you only want to export
a single key associated with a particular tape cartridge.
6 Click OK.
Each key is wrapped (encrypted) using the destination public key
contained on the selected destination encryption certificate. All the
selected keys are saved to a single file.
Retrieving SKM Server Logs
4
The SKM Server Logs contain information on activity that has occurred on
the SKM servers. You can save the logs to a location on a computer, or email the logs to a recipient. The logs downloaded from the servers are
stored in the form of tar files.
To access the file, you will have to untar the file first.
To retrieve these logs, you must have Library Managed Encryption
licensed on the library and be running a SKM server or servers.
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administrator-level privileges only.
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1 From the Tools menu, select EKM Management > Retrieve SKM
Logs.
2 Select which log you want to retrieve. If a server is down or not
connected, you will not be able to select it.
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Primary SKM Server Logs
•
Secondary SKM Server Logs
•
SKM Encryption Key Import Warning Log
Contains a list of keys that failed import. If you have only partial
success when importing a file of encryption keys (meaning, some
keys import successfully but some keys do not), the library
generates an “import warning” message as well as a RAS ticket
that directs you to view this log to see which keys did not get
imported. This log is only available if you are running SKM and
have encryption key management licensed on the library. When
the log file reaches its maximum size, the oldest information is
replaced as new information is added.
3 Click Send to save, e-mail, or print the information.
The Email, Save, or Print dialog box appears.
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Configuring Screen Saver Preferences
Configuring Screen Saver Preferences
Use the Screen Saver preferences tab to customize the images that display
on the LMC screen when the library is not in use. The screen saver starts
automatically if the library is idle for a specified amount of time.
Note
Screen saver preferences can only be configured
remotely, not using the touch panel.
1 From the menu bar, click Setup→ Preferences.
The Preferences dialog box appears with the Screen Saver tab
displayed.
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2 Do one of the following:
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Select Default to use the default Quantum screen saver with
standard settings.
•
Select Custom to change screen saver settings such as activation,
movement, or images.
•
Select Off to disable the screen saver. (The current settings are
cleared.)
If you selected Custom, go to Step 3. Otherwise, go to Step 6.
3 Under Activation, enter a value in the Wait box to specify how much
idle time must pass before the screen saver is activated.
The activation wait time can be 1–120 minutes.
4 Under Movement, specify the position and the motion of the screen
saver image on the screen.
•
Select Random to display the screen saver image in a variety of
positions.
•
Select Stationary to display a static screen saver image that does
not move.
•
Select Linear to display the screen saver image as a floating
image.
Enter values in the horizontal and vertical boxes to specify the
movement of the screen saver image in pixels.
Enter a value in the Motion Delay box to specify the movement
speed of the screen saver image.
5 Under Images, specify the image files to display for normal
functions, warning notices, and failure notices. You must select
image files for all three functions.
•
To specify an image file, click Browse. Select the image file and
then click Open. The image file must be in GIF, JPEG, or PNG
format, and cannot be larger than 1 MB. In addition, image
resolution is limited to 600 x 800 pixels.
•
Click Preview to preview an image file.
6 Click OK to save the settings and close the Preferences dialog box.
Or click Apply to save the settings without closing the Preferences
dialog box.
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Working With Data Path Conditioning
7 Because you made system configuration changes, you are prompted
to save the configuration changes. For more information, see Saving
and Restoring Library Configuration on page 411.
Working With Data Path Conditioning
The Scalar i6000 provides an automatic means of verifying, monitoring,
and protecting data path integrity between hosts and library drives. This
feature is referred to as data path conditioning. Using this feature,
administrators can proactively detect and resolve data path problems
before they affect backup, restore, and other data transfer operations. Data
path conditioning ensures that data transmissions are optimized and
reliable, resulting in improved system availability.
The FC I/O blade manages data path conditioning along the path between
itself and the library drives. Data path monitoring automatically occurs at
regular, configurable intervals. The I/O blade generates a RAS ticket if
monitoring tests fail for two intervals. This indicates either loss of
connectivity or drive failure. The FC I/O blades include the data path
conditioning feature, and administrators can configure it using the LMC.
Configuring Datapath
Conditioning
4
For the library, target-side data path monitoring is performed
automatically and proactively. The Datapath Conditioning dialog box
enables you to set the level at which the data path is monitored between
an I/O blade and the drive(s) connected to it. You also can set the time
interval between monitoring checks (up to 48 hours).
Note
I/O blades must be present to access the Datapath
Conditioning dialog box.
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Setup→ Connectivity→ Datapath Conditioning.
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The Datapath Conditioning dialog box appears, showing all the I/O
blades found in the library. Each blade is identified by name and by
geographic location.
4 Click a blade to highlight it, and then click Configure.
The Datapath Conditioning Setting dialog box appears.
5 In the Level area, select the appropriate level. The default level is
Interface Test. To enable data path monitoring tickets, set the level to
Device Datapath Test.
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About the Configuration Record
The following table describes the functionality for each data path
monitoring level.
Level Name
Functionality Description
Interface Test
Performs tests to verify that Fibre Channel controllers on I/O blades are responsive
to commands.
Device Datapath
Test
Performs tests at the Interface Test level, and also performs a device inquiry on each
target device.
6 In the Enter new Interval text box, type the amount of time that
should elapse between automatic monitoring checks. The interval can
range from 1 to 2,880 minutes (48 hours). The default interval is 60
minutes.
Note
The data path from I/O blade to the drive must
experience problems for two period intervals
before a problem is detected and a ticket is
generated.
7 To save your configuration and return to the Datapath Conditioning
dialog box, click OK.
About the Configuration Record
The configuration record contains details about the library's configuration
and can be sent to a specified e-mail address or saved as a.txt file.
Information in the configuration record includes:
• Product information — Product name and version, MCB and RCU
versions, serial number, and modules/drives/partitions
configuration
• License information — License descriptions, quantities, and
installation dates
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• Network information — Hostname, DHCP status, IP address, and IP,
Netmask, and Gateway addresses
• Partition information — Serial numbers, online/offline statuses, and
numbers of slots, drives, and I/E slots
• Drive information, for each drive — Location, partition, SCSI element
address, online/offline status, vendor, model, serial number, logical
serial number, firmware version, drive type, and interface type:
•
SCSI tape drives — SCSI ID
•
Fibre Channel (FC) tape drives — World Wide Name (WWN)
and loop ID, speed, and connection type
Note
•
If the FC tape drive is attached to an FC I/O blade,
the WWN indicates the WWN of the I/O blade, not
the tape drive.
I/O blade information — Blade type, location, firmware version,
serial number, WWN, and CC LUN
Before you can e-mail the configuration record, the library e-mail account
must be configured. For information on configuring the library e-mail
account, see Configuring E-mail on page 164.
For instructions on how to e-mail or save the configuration record, see
Mailing or Saving the Configuration Record on page 356.
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Setting Aisle Lights
Setting Aisle Lights
Aisle lights are optional on each module, and are mounted to the roof of
each module to illuminate the inside of the library.
To set the duration for aisle lighting:
1 From the main console, select Setup > Aisle Light Settings.
The Aisle Light Settings dialog box appears.
2 Select a duration for the light to illuminate: 30 minutes, 1 hour, or
Always Off.
3 Click OK.
Note
Regardless of the selected setting, the aisle lights
will turn off automatically during all inventory and
teach operations. At the completion of these events
the lights are automatically turned back on if they
were on prior to these operations.
For the time limited settings, if the lights were on
before the operation, the timer starts over when the
lights are automatically turned on.
For time limited aisle light settings, user interaction,
such as using the touch panel or opening an I/E
station or aisle door, causes the timer to reset. The
lights will automatically turn on if they are not
already.
The default setting is Always Off.
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Running Your Library
This chapter includes the following sections, which explain how to access
and operate your library:
• Logging On and Off on page 263
• Logging On From the LMC Applet (Web Browser) on page 265
• Connecting to Multiple Libraries on page 268
• Operator Panel on page 269
• Library Management Console (LMC) on page 271
• Understanding Location Coordinates on page 288
• Viewing the Library (Physical or Partition) on page 301
• Changing the Library’s State on page 303
• Online and Offline Functionality on page 304
• Working With Local User Accounts on page 306
• Viewing Local User Account Permissions on page 314
• Shutting Down/Rebooting the Library on page 316
• Powering Off the Library on page 317
• Powering On the Library on page 318
• Locking/Unlocking the I/E Station on page 318
• When Robotics Are Not Ready on page 321
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Logging On and Off
Logging On and Off
You can log on and off locally by using the library’s touch screen. Or you
can log on and off remotely by using a web browser to access the LMC
applet on a host computer.
Logging On From the
Touch Screen (Local
Client)
5
1 If the Scalar i6000 Logon dialog box is not already displayed on the
library’s touch screen because the screen saver appears, tap the touch
screen.
The Scalar i6000 Logon dialog box appears.
2 In the Name text box, type the name of the user or administrator
account with which you want to log on. If you want to log on with the
default administrator account, type admin.
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Note
User names and passwords are case-sensitive.
Select the Shift key to display uppercase letters
and special characters. This enables you to type
one uppercase letter or special character before the
Scalar i6000 Logon dialog box returns to
displaying lowercase characters. To type more
than one uppercase character or special character,
select the Caps key. The Caps key toggles between
displaying uppercase and lowercase characters.
Only one administrator at any given time can be
logged on to the library.
If you want to log on using the default
administrator account (admin), and you do not
remember the password, contact technical support
to reset the password.
3 Position the cursor in the text box below the Name text box by
tapping it, and then type the password for the user or administrator
account.
Note
If you are logging on to the library for the first time
using the default administrator account (admin),
type password. After you log on, the library
prompts you to change the default admin
password. You must enter and confirm a new
password. Passwords that are most secure include
a combination of letters, numbers, and nonalphanumeric characters. Passwords must be eight
or more characters in length. The word
“password” is not available for use.
4 After you type a user name and password, select OK.
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Logging Off From the
Touch Screen (Local
Client)
5
1 Select Operations→ Log Off or select the Log Off button on the
toolbar.
2 A message appears that asks you whether you are sure that you want
to log off. Select Yes.
The Scalar i6000 Logon dialog box appears.
Logging On From the
LMC Applet (Web
Browser)
5
The LMC Java applet lets you access all features of the LMC from a host
computer using a standard web browser. To use the LMC applet, the host
computer must have network access to the library, and you must know
the IP address of the library.
Note
If you do not know the IP address of the library,
log on to the library using the touch screen. Click
Setup→ Network Configuration, and then write
down the value in the IP Address field.
Software Requirements
5
Before logging on from the LMC applet, make sure the host computer
meets the following software requirements:
• Web Browser – Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, Mozilla
Firefox 1.0.6 or higher
• Java Plug-in – Java Plug-in 1.4 or higher
For information on downloading the Java Plug-in contact:
www.quantum.com/support
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Accessing the LMC Applet
After verifying that the host computer meets the software requirements
and has network access to the library, access the LMC applet and log on.
1 On the host computer, point your web browser to the IP address of
the library.
The first time you access the LMC applet it is downloaded to the host
computer. Downloading the applet can take several minutes
depending on the speed of the network. Once the applet is
downloaded, it is stored on the host computer and does not need to
be downloaded again.
2 If a security warning appears asking if you are sure you want to run
the applet, click Run or Yes.
The Scalar i6000 Logon dialog box appears.
3 In the Name text box, type the name of the user or administrator
account with which you want to log on. If you want to log on with the
default administrator account, type admin.
Note
• User names and passwords are case-sensitive.
• Only one administrator at any given time can be
logged on to the library.
• If you want to log on using the default
administrator account (admin), and you do not
remember the password, contact technical
support to reset the password.
4 In the Password text box, type the password for the user or
administrator account.
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Note
If you are logging on to the library for the first time
using the default administrator account (admin),
type password. After you log on, the library
prompts you to change the default admin
password. You must enter and confirm a new
password. Passwords that are most secure include
a combination of letters, numbers, and nonalphanumeric characters. Passwords must be eight
or more characters in length. The word
“password” is not available for use.
5 Click OK.
Note
Logging Off From the
LMC Applet (Web
Browser)
After logging on, do not close the web browser
window or use it to navigate to another URL.
Doing so will close the LMC applet but might leave
the current session active.
5
1 Click Operations→ Log Off, or click the Log Off button on the
toolbar.
A message appears asking if you are sure you want to log off.
2 Click Yes.
The Scalar i6000 Logon dialog box appears.
3 To close the LMC applet, click Cancel.
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Connecting to Multiple Libraries
This feature allows you log in to multiple libraries, and switch from one
library console to another without logging off.
1 From the LMC menu, click Connection > New.
The Connect to Library dialog box appears.
1 Type or select the library server name or library IP address, and click
OK.You can use either iPv4 or iPv6 addresses.
Once you have connected to additional libraries, you can choose any
of those libraries from the Connection drop-down list.
Note
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first log off from one of the connected libraries. To
do this, select the library on the Connection menu,
click Operations→ Log Off, and then click Yes.
When the Scalar i6000 Logon dialog box appears,
click Cancel. You can then repeat this process to
log off from additional libraries.
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Operator Panel
The operator panel on the library includes an indicator panel and a touch
screen, as shown in Library Op Panel on page 269.
Figure 23 Library Op Panel
indicator
panel
LMC
touch screen
The indicator panel includes a Robotics Enabled button with its
associated indicator, a Status indicator, and a Power button with its
associated indicator. The Library Management Console (LMC) appears on
the touch screen. For more information about indicator panel functions,
see table 5 on page 270. For a brief overview of the LMC, see Library
Management Console (LMC) on page 271.
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5
Indicator Panel
The Robotics Enabled indicator and the Power indicator each include a
button. The Status indicator is not a button. These indicators do not
report the status of communications with a host.
Note
Robotics Enabled indicator
and button
The enabled state does not mean that robotics are
communicating with the host. It means that the
robotics are communicating with the library
controller.
Status indicator
Power button
and indicator
The following tables describe the indicators in detail.
Table 24 Robotics Enabled
Indicator
Indicator
State and Explanation
Green
Solid on — robotics are enabled and ready to process commands or are actively
processing commands from the library controller. No attention required. Do not open
the access door.
Blinking — a change of robotics state is pending, either from the enabled state to the not
enabled state or from the not enabled state to the enabled state. No attention required.
Do not open the access door.
No color
Solid off — either robotics are not ready, the doors might be open, or the library might
be powered off. Attention required. The operator should close the doors and press the
Robotics Enabled button to return robotics to the enabled state.
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Table 25 Status Indicator
Indicator
State and Explanation
Green
Solid on — normal. No attention required.
Amber
Blinking or solid on — fault. Attention required. Monitor the system status buttons. To
determine whether the library has created any tickets, click Tools→ Tickets.
Table 26 Power Indicator
Indicator
Operational Status
Green
Solid on — power on. No attention required.
No color
Solid off — power off. Attention required. To operate the library, you must turn on the
power. Press the Power button.
Library Management Console (LMC)
You can view the LMC from either the library’s touch screen or a remote
computer. If you use the touch screen, you do not need to install the LMC
because it is already installed on the library. To access the LMC using a
web browser, see Logging On From the LMC Applet (Web Browser) on
page 265.
Note
To manage your library from a remote client, you
must set up the library’s initial network
configuration from the touch screen. For more
information, see Setting Up the Network
Configuration on page 145.
The main LMC display consists of five areas:
• The title bar on the touch screen view of the LMC displays the words
“Scalar i6000 Library Management Console.” The title bar appears
slightly different on the remote client view of the LMC. Compare
figure 24 to figure 25.
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• The menu bar provides access to all menu commands used to
manage library functions.
• The toolbar displays icons that represent the most commonly run
commands.
• The library information panel fills most of the main LMC display,
presenting operational data from the current library, whether
physical or partition.
• The system status buttons provide current status information for the
six subsystems of the physical library.
Figure 24 LMC (Local Touch
Screen - Physical Library View)
title bar
menu bar
toolbar
name
current activity
data transferred
status
current date and time
utilization summary
configuration summary
tape loads
system status buttons
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Figure 25 LMC (Remote Client
With Partition View Shown)
title bar
menu bar
toolbar
name
current activity
status
current date and time
utilization summary
data transferred
configuration summary
tape loads
system status buttons
Menus
5
The following seven LMC menus organize commands into logical
groupings:
• The Operations menu consists of commands, such as changing the
library’s mode of operation, importing and exporting cartridges,
loading and unloading drives, moving media, performing inventory,
and logging off.
• The Monitor menu consists of commands that you can use to obtain
status information about various aspects of the library, including
system, drives, connectivity, I/E stations, storage slots, media,
sensors, and users.
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• The Setup menu consists of commands that you can use to set up and
configure various aspects of the library, including partitions, devices,
connectivity, network, physical library, users, notifications, date and
time, licenses, e-mail, and SNMP trap registration.
• The Tools menu consists of commands that you can use to maintain
and troubleshoot the library. These tools enable you to work with
RAS tickets, drives, and connectivity. They also enable you to capture
snapshots, update software, teach the library, save and restore library
configurations, run verification tests, and obtain drive resource
utilization reports.
• The View menu enables you to select the library (either the physical
library or a partition) that you want currently displayed on the main
LMC display. Some LMC menu commands require you to be in
either a physical library or partition view to run them.
• The Connection menu enables you to log on to multiple libraries and
switch between consoles for different libraries without logging off.
• The Help menu provides you with access to Online Help as well as
information about the library, such as copyright information, the
product version, firmware version, and build information for various
library components (LMC server, LMC client, MCB, CMB, and RCU).
Table 27 on page 275 summarizes all available commands, including
required user privilege levels and required library environments (touch
screen or remote client). The LMC prompts you to take the library offline
or to select either the physical library or a partition if the command you
request requires you to change library mode.
System status buttons are located at the bottom of the library information
panel. If the touch screen remains unused after a period of time, the library
screen saver appears. The color of the screen saver image reflects the status
of the library as indicated by the system status buttons. For example, if
system status buttons show a mix of green (Good), yellow (Warning or
Degraded), and red (Failed) states, the color of the screen saver image will
be red.
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Privileges and Environments
Privilege Level
Physical
Library
View
Partition
View
Touch
Screen
Remote
Change Mode
Admin, User1
X
X
X2
X3
Import4
Admin, User1
X
X
X
Export4
Admin, User1
X
X
X
Drives4
Admin, User1
X
X
X
Load4
Admin, User1
X
X
X
Unload4
Admin, User1
X
X
X
Move Media
Admin, User1
X
X
X
Inventory
Admin, User1
X5
X4, 6
X
X
System Shutdown
Admin
X
Log Off
Admin, User, Guest
X
X
X
X
System
Admin, User1
X
X
X
X
Drives
Admin, User1
X
X
X
X
Connectivity
Admin, User1
X
X
X
Menu Command
On the Operations menu:
On the Monitor menu:
1 Users can use this command only from partitions to which they have privileges. 2 Shutdown is available
to administrators only. 3 Affected partition must be offline. 4 Physical library must be offline. 5 Physical
library must be online. 6 Feature is configurable from the library’s touch screen only, but the configuration
is viewable from the touch screen or remote client. 7 Appears on the library’s touch screen only. 8 Depending
on operation, physical library or relevant partition must be offline. 9 Available only on libraries with I/O
blades installed in it. 11 Guest can view the main LMC display, but cannot obtain more details or perform
operations.
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Privilege Level
Physical
Library
View
IO Blade
Admin, User1
SCSI Channel
Touch
Screen
Remote
X
X
X
Admin, User1
X
X
X
Fibre Channel
Admin, User1
X
X
X
Ethernet Blade
Admin, User
X
X
X
IE Station
Admin, User1
X
X
X
Extended IE Slots
Admin, User
X
X
X
X
Slots
Admin, User1
X
X
X
X
Media
Admin, User1
X
X
X
X
Sensor
Admin, User1
X
X
X
X
E-Mail Configuration Record
Admin, User1
X
X
X
Users
Admin, User1
X
X
X
X
Partitions...
Admin, User
X
X
X
X
EKM Servers
Admin, User
X
X
X
X
Menu Command (Continued)
Partition
View
1 Users can use this command only from partitions to which they have privileges. 2 Shutdown is available
to administrators only. 3 Affected partition must be offline. 4 Physical library must be offline. 5 Physical
library must be online. 6 Feature is configurable from the library’s touch screen only, but the configuration
is viewable from the touch screen or remote client. 7 Appears on the library’s touch screen only. 8 Depending
on operation, physical library or relevant partition must be offline. 9 Available only on libraries with I/O
blades installed in it. 11 Guest can view the main LMC display, but cannot obtain more details or perform
operations.
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Privilege Level
Physical
Library
View
Setup Wizard
Admin
Partitions5
Touch
Screen
Remote
X
X
X
Admin
X
X
X
Configure
Admin
X
X
X
Control Path
Admin
X
X
X
Device
Admin, User1
X
X
X
X
IDs4
Admin, User1
X
X
X
Access
Admin
X
X
X
Channel Zoning
Admin
X
X
X
SCSI Host
Admin
X
X
X
FC Host
Admin
X
X
X
SNW Host
Admin
X
X
X
SNW Drives
Admin
X
X
X
LUN Mapping Wizard
Admin
X
X
X
Admin
X
X
X
Port Configuration
Admin
X
X
X
Datapath Conditioning
Admin
X
X
X
Menu Command (Continued)
Partition
View
On the Setup menu:
Connectivity
1 Users can use this command only from partitions to which they have privileges. 2 Shutdown is available
to administrators only. 3 Affected partition must be offline. 4 Physical library must be offline. 5 Physical
library must be online. 6 Feature is configurable from the library’s touch screen only, but the configuration
is viewable from the touch screen or remote client. 7 Appears on the library’s touch screen only. 8 Depending
on operation, physical library or relevant partition must be offline. 9 Available only on libraries with I/O
blades installed in it. 11 Guest can view the main LMC display, but cannot obtain more details or perform
operations.
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Privilege Level
Physical
Library
View
FC Host Port Failover
Admin
Network Configuration7
Touch
Screen
Remote
X
X
X
Admin
X
X
iPv4 Configuration
Admin
X
X
X
iPv6 Configuration
Admin
X
X
X
DNS Configuration...
Admin
X
X
X
Physical Library
Admin
X
X
X
Local Users
Admin
X
X
X
Notification
Admin
X
X
X
System Setup
Admin
X
X
X
Media Security
Admin
X
X
X
Date and Time
Admin
X
X
X
Licenses
Admin
X
X
X
Email Configuration
Admin
X
X
X
Trap Registration
Admin
X
X
X
Security8
Admin
X
X
LDAP
Admin
X
X
X
Drive Cleaning
Admin
X
X
X
Menu Command (Continued)
Partition
View
1 Users can use this command only from partitions to which they have privileges. 2 Shutdown is available
to administrators only. 3 Affected partition must be offline. 4 Physical library must be offline. 5 Physical
library must be online. 6 Feature is configurable from the library’s touch screen only, but the configuration
is viewable from the touch screen or remote client. 7 Appears on the library’s touch screen only. 8 Depending
on operation, physical library or relevant partition must be offline. 9 Available only on libraries with I/O
blades installed in it. 11 Guest can view the main LMC display, but cannot obtain more details or perform
operations.
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Privilege Level
Physical
Library
View
Admin
Server Configuration
Partition Configuration
Touch
Screen
Remote
X
X
X
Admin
X
X
X
Admin
X
X
X
Preferences
Admin
X
X
X
Aisle Light Settings
Admin
X
X
X
Menu Command (Continued)
Encryption
Partition
View
1 Users can use this command only from partitions to which they have privileges. 2 Shutdown is available
to administrators only. 3 Affected partition must be offline. 4 Physical library must be offline. 5 Physical
library must be online. 6 Feature is configurable from the library’s touch screen only, but the configuration
is viewable from the touch screen or remote client. 7 Appears on the library’s touch screen only. 8 Depending
on operation, physical library or relevant partition must be offline. 9 Available only on libraries with I/O
blades installed in it. 11 Guest can view the main LMC display, but cannot obtain more details or perform
operations.
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Privilege Level
Physical
Library
View
Partition
View
Touch
Screen
Remote
Tickets
Admin
X
X
X
X
Drives5
Admin
X
X
X
Connectivity
Admin
X
X
X
Capture Snapshot
Admin
X
X
X
Update Software9
Admin
X
X
X
X
Update Drive Firmware
Admin
X
X
X
X
Teach5
Admin
X
X
X
Save/Restore5
Admin
X
X
X
Verification Tests
Admin
X
X
X
Reports
Admin
X
X
X
X
Reporting Options
Admin
X
X
Drive Utilization
Admin
X
X
X
Tickets
Admin
X
X
X
LUN Mapping
Admin
X
X
X
Media
Admin
X
X
Admin
X
X
Menu Command (Continued)
On the Tools menu:
Integrity Analysis
1 Users can use this command only from partitions to which they have privileges. 2 Shutdown is available
to administrators only. 3 Affected partition must be offline. 4 Physical library must be offline. 5 Physical
library must be online. 6 Feature is configurable from the library’s touch screen only, but the configuration
is viewable from the touch screen or remote client. 7 Appears on the library’s touch screen only. 8 Depending
on operation, physical library or relevant partition must be offline. 9 Available only on libraries with I/O
blades installed in it. 11 Guest can view the main LMC display, but cannot obtain more details or perform
operations.
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Privilege Level
Physical
Library
View
Usage
Admin
X
X
Security
Admin
X
X
X
X
Menu Command (Continued)
Library Configuration
Partition
View
Touch
Screen
Remote
Library Explorer
Admin, User1
X
X
X
X
Command History Log
Admin
X
X
X
X
IE Stations
X
Partitions Defragmentation
X
EKM Management
Admin
X
X
X
X
Import Communication
Certificates
Admin
X
X
X
X
Encryption Certificate
Admin
X
X
X
X
Import
Admin
X
X
X
X
Export
Admin
X
X
X
X
Admin
X
X
X
X
Import
Admin
X
X
X
X
Export
Admin
X
X
X
X
Admin
X
X
X
X
Admin
X
X
X
Encryption Key
Retrieve SKM Logs
MeDIA
1 Users can use this command only from partitions to which they have privileges. 2 Shutdown is available
to administrators only. 3 Affected partition must be offline. 4 Physical library must be offline. 5 Physical
library must be online. 6 Feature is configurable from the library’s touch screen only, but the configuration
is viewable from the touch screen or remote client. 7 Appears on the library’s touch screen only. 8 Depending
on operation, physical library or relevant partition must be offline. 9 Available only on libraries with I/O
blades installed in it. 11 Guest can view the main LMC display, but cannot obtain more details or perform
operations.
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Privilege Level
Physical
Library
View
Test Selection...
Admin
Test Reports...
Touch
Screen
Remote
X
X
X
Admin
X
X
X
Admin
X
X
X
X
Export...
Admin
X
X
X
X
Capture Report...
Admin
X
X
X
X
[physical library name]
(Physical)
Admin, User, Guest11
X
X
X
X
[partition name] (Partition)
Admin, User, Guest11
X
X
X
X
Views...
Admin, User, Guest11
X
X
X
X
New
Admin, User, Guest
X
X
X
[library IP address]
Admin, User, Guest
X
X
X
Admin, User
X
X
Menu Command (Continued)
Sift Sort
Partition
View
On the View menu:
On the Connection menu:
On the Help menu:
Content
X
X
1 Users can use this command only from partitions to which they have privileges. 2 Shutdown is available
to administrators only. 3 Affected partition must be offline. 4 Physical library must be offline. 5 Physical
library must be online. 6 Feature is configurable from the library’s touch screen only, but the configuration
is viewable from the touch screen or remote client. 7 Appears on the library’s touch screen only. 8 Depending
on operation, physical library or relevant partition must be offline. 9 Available only on libraries with I/O
blades installed in it. 11 Guest can view the main LMC display, but cannot obtain more details or perform
operations.
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Menu Command (Continued)
About
Privilege Level
Physical
Library
View
Partition
View
Touch
Screen
Remote
Admin, User, Guest
X
X
X
X
1 Users can use this command only from partitions to which they have privileges. 2 Shutdown is available
to administrators only. 3 Affected partition must be offline. 4 Physical library must be offline. 5 Physical
library must be online. 6 Feature is configurable from the library’s touch screen only, but the configuration
is viewable from the touch screen or remote client. 7 Appears on the library’s touch screen only. 8 Depending
on operation, physical library or relevant partition must be offline. 9 Available only on libraries with I/O
blades installed in it. 11 Guest can view the main LMC display, but cannot obtain more details or perform
operations.
Toolbar
5
The toolbar consists of icons that represent commonly used commands
that also are available on the menus.
The I/E button displays a table of the current contents of the I/E station.
You also can display the table by clicking Monitor→ IE Station. For more
information, see Monitoring I/E Station Status on page 338.
The Import button launches the import of cartridges if the current library
is a partition. You also can request an import operation by clicking
Operations→ Import. For more information, see Importing Cartridges
Into Partitions on page 511.
The Export button launches the export of cartridges if the current library
is a partition. You also can request an export operation by clicking
Operations→ Export. For more information, see Exporting Cartridges
From Partitions on page 513.
The Tickets button displays tickets that the library created when it
detected issues within its subsystems. You also can display tickets by
clicking Tools→ Tickets. For more information, see Troubleshooting Your
Library on page 37.
The Library Explorer button provides a graphical presentation of all the
drives, cartridges, and slots in the library. The Library Explorer can
display all library elements according to physical location in any
configuration, from one module to eight modules, and one drive up to the
maximum number of 96 drives.
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The Log Off button logs off the current user after confirming the logoff
request. You also can log off by clicking Operations→ Log Off. For more
information, see Logging On and Off on page 263.
Reading the Library
Information Panel
5
The library information panel, shown in Figure 26, occupies the central
portion of the main LMC display. It provides you with a significant
amount of dynamically updated status information.
Figure 26 LMC (Remote Client
With Partition View Shown)
current library
name
current activity
reads
and writes
(past 24 hrs)
tape mounts
(current 24
hours)
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Table 28 describes the areas on the library information panel.
Table 28 Areas on the Library
Information Panel
Area
Description
Name
The name of the current library. This is the library that appears with a check mark
beside it in the View menu. First, the genre of library appears, i.e. physical or
partition. Then, after a colon, the name of the library appears.
Activity
The current activity for the current library.
Date
The current date. The date that appears reflects user settings, but the system
operates according to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
Time
The current user enabled time. The displayed time reflects user settings, but the
system operates on the GMT zone.
Data Transfer
The bar graph contrasts the amount of data read and written for the past 24 hours.
The units being reported appear beside the graph.
Slots Utilized
This graph shows the percentage of occupied media slots in the library or
partition, depending on the current view. The number of used media slots
appears beneath the graph (occupied slots/total number of storage slots).
Mounts
The bar graph reports mount statistics compiled during the past 24 hours. The
library updates this information every five minutes.
Configuration
Configuration summary information is presented textually. Data points reported
are:
• Number of tape drives
• Drive types: AIT, LTO, DLT or—for the physical library only—Mixed
• Total number of licensed storage slots (appears only in the physical library
view)
• Total number of storage slots in the physical library or partition, depending on
the current view
• Library type
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System Status Buttons 5
System status buttons are located in the Overall System Status area at the
bottom of the LMC (see figure 27).
Figure 27 System Status
Buttons in Good Status
Each button represents a subsystem. Table 29 shows the library
subsystems and some of the components that each subsystem represents.
Each field replaceable unit (FRU) in the library belongs to one of the
subsystems.
Table 29 Subsystems and
Their Components
Subsystem
Components
Drives
Drives and media, such as brick firmware, drive bricks, drive sleds, cartridges,
and magazines
Robotics
Assemblies and processors involved in the movement and handling of library
media, such as the IEX board, I/E stations, the pivot and reach assemblies, system
barcode labels, doors, filters, the accessor, drive mounts, rails, and carriages
Connectivity
Host connectivity components, such as I/O management units, I/O blades, and
the chassis management blade (CMB)
Power
Power supplies and related hardware, such as the power distribution unit (PDU),
power chassis, and fuses
Control
Main processor cards and related hardware and software, such as system
firmware, the management control blade (MCB), the robotics control unit (RCU),
the library motor drive (LMD), and the operator panel
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Table 29 Subsystems and
Their Components (Continued)
Subsystem
Components
Cooling
Cooling system components, such as fans for the library management module
(LMM) and the I/O management unit
Each button displays a status indicator that reveals a Good, Warning,
Degraded, or Failed state as follows:
Good (green)
The library system is in working
order; no problems or issues exist.
Warning or Degraded
(yellow)
There is a degraded or failed
component within this category that
requires action, but the overall
category still is functioning.
Failed (flashing red)
A component in this category has
failed.
For example, the buttons shown in figure 27 indicate that all subsystems
are functioning normally (Good), while those shown in figure 28 indicate
that issues exist in the Drives and Robotics subsystems.
Figure 28 Status Buttons Drives and Robotics Issues
indicates Failed status
indicates Warning or Degraded status
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You can click system status buttons to display additional information
about the subsystems. The information that appears depends on the status
shown on the button:
• Good — either a message appears informing you that no tickets exist
for the subsystem or a list of subsystem tickets appears that are in
Closed or Verified states
• Warning, Degraded, or Failed — a list of open tickets for the
subsystem appears
Tickets provide information about issues that the library has detected. For
more information, see Using System Status Buttons to Display Ticket Lists
on page 47.
Understanding Location Coordinates
This section describes the coordinate addressing system that the library
uses to indicate the location of cartridges, drives, and I/O blades in the
library.
You can use the Library Explorer feature to view a graphical presentation
of all the drives, cartridges, and slots in the library. The Library Explorer
can display all library elements according to physical location in any
configuration, from one module to eight modules, and one drive up to the
maximum number of 96 drives. For more information on Library
Explorer, see Using Library Explorer on page 360.
Cartridge Locations
5
The library uses a coordinate addressing system that indicates the
location of cartridges using six coordinates. The coordinates are
represented by the library in a comma separated list. For example:
1,1,1,1,2,1 = aisle 1, module 1, rack 1, section 1, column 2, row 1
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The following list explains each location variable:
• Aisle — there is only one aisle in the library. This value will always
be 1.
• Module — there are from one to twelve modules (the control module
and up to seven expansion modules). The value will be between 1
and 12.
• Rack — there are two rack designations inside each module. These
will always be either 1 or 2, with 2 being the inside of the access door.
Figure 29 Aisle, Module, and
Rack Numbering Locations
back of modules
modules 1 through 4
(from left to right)
aisle value
is always 1
racks 1 and 2
front of modules
• Section — there are 10 sections in a rack, numbered from top to
bottom as you face the rack.
• Column — there are four columns in a rack, numbered from left to
right as you face the rack. These are numbered between 1 and 4.
• Row — this is equal to one cartridge slot. The number of rows per
section can vary depending on the size of the cartridge. The rows are
numbered between 1 and 6 for LTO cartridges and between 1 and 5
for DLT cartridges.
Figure 29 shows the section, column and row numbering for rack 1 of a
library that contains LTO cartridges. See figure 30 on page 290 to review
rack numbering.
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Figure 30 Section, Column,
and Row Numbering for Rack 1
- LTO Cartridges
column
1
2
3
4
row (individual slot)
1
2
3
1
2
3
4
5
6
section
4
5
7
X-axis rail counts as section 6
8
9
10
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Note
• Tape drives that are installed in rack 1 of a
control module or an expansion module replace
storage in columns 1 and 2. Because drives are
installed from the bottom to the top, you lose the
storage starting in section 10 first. You do not
lose the magazine in columns 1 and 2 of section
5.
• Column 1 never contains storage in the control
module.
Figure 31 on page 292 shows the section, column, and row numbering for
rack 2 of a library that contains LTO cartridges. See figure 29 on page 289
to review rack numbering.
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addressed as part of column 3 and are in sections 1
through 4 (top to bottom). When you have an I/E
station installed on rack 2, there are no cartridges
in columns 3 and 4 of section 5. See figure 31 on
page 292.
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Figure 31 Section, Column,
and Row Numbering for Rack 2
- LTO Cartridges
column
1
2
3
4
I/E station
1
2
3
cartridges in the I/E station
are addressed by the library as
part of column 3, sections 1
through 4
section
4
5
6
7
8
9
this column of magazines is
not present in a control module
10
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Note
In figure 31 on page 292, the five magazines shown
in column 4, sections 6-10 do not exist in a control
module. However, these magazines exist in
expansion modules.
Figure 32 on page 294 shows examples of location coordinates. These
examples assume that the linear storage is located in aisle 1, module 1, and
rack 1. That is why the first three numbers in the comma separated list are
1,1,1. The last three numbers represent the address on the linear storage
assembly.
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Figure 32 Example Location
Coordinates
1
2
3
4
1
1,1,1,3,2,1
2
3
4
column 1 is
not available
in a control
module
5
7
8
1,1,1,7,3,2
9
10
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The LMC uses dialog boxes, like the one shown in figure 33, that enable
you to specify cartridge locations. These coordinates are reported in
parenthetical format with each element separated by commas. In
parenthetical format, the location of cartridge 000002L2, shown in the
Load Drives dialog box below, is (1,1,1,1,3,1).
Figure 33 Coordinates in Load
Drives Dialog
Tape Drive Locations
5
The location coordinates of a drive is based on the position of the drive in
the module and section.
• Tape drives are always in rack 1, column 1, of a particular module.
• Columns are read from left to right as you face the rack.
• Because all drives in the library are full-height drives, each drive is in
row 1 of the designated section.
• The library can accommodate two drive clusters per rack with each
drive cluster containing up to six drives.
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• Drive number 1 is in the lowest section of the lower drive cluster.
Drives are numbered from bottom to top. Figure 35 on page 298
shows the physical location of drive 9, which is the last drive listed in
the Move Media dialog box shown in figure 34. Compare with
table 30.
Figure 34 Location
Coordinates for Drives
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Table 30 Drive Location
Coordinates
1
1-8
1
1-12
1
1
Aisle
Module
Rack
Section
Column
Row
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Figure 35 Drive-side Location
Coordinates
module 1
rack 1 (back)
column 1
section 12
drive cluster
drive 9 (1,1,1,9,1,1)
section 7
section 6
drive cluster
section 1
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I/O Blade Locations
5
The LMC displays I/O blade locations in parenthetical format. For
example, see the Connectivity dialog box in figure 36. The location for the
first I/O blade listed in the Connectivity dialog box is reported as
(1,1,1,1,3). The location coordinates see aisle, module, rack, cluster, and
bay. By reading the numbers backwards, you can determine that the
location of the I/O blade is in bay 3 of the control module’s I/O
management unit. In figure 37 on page 300, its bay (1,1,1,1,3) is shaded
gray. This figure shows the numbering sequence and the bay positions in
the I/O management unit.
Figure 36 I/O Blade Location
Coordinates
I/O blade location
coordinates
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Figure 37 I/O Management
Unit Bay Numbering
bay 2 (CMB)
bay 4 (second FC I/O blade)
bay 6 (not used)
bay 8 (second Ethernet
expansion blade)
bay 1 (not used)
bay 3 (first FC I/O blade)
bay 5 (third FC I/O blade)
bay 7 (first Ethernet
expansion blade)
cooling assembly
Note
Bay 2 is used as the control management blade.
Bay 1 is not used.
The definitions for aisle, module, and rack are the same for I/O blades as
they are for other library components. For more information, see Cartridge
Locations on page 288.
The key to interpreting the last two blade location coordinates follows:
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• Cluster — the cluster designation for the I/O management unit is
always 1.
• Bay — there are eight bays in the I/O management unit. If you look
at the I/O management unit from the back of a library module, bay 1
is the bay on the lower left. Bay 1 is not populated. Bay 2 always
contains a management control blade (MCB). No I/O blades can be
installed in bays 1 or 2. Bays 3 through 5 can contain I/O blades.
Table 31 Blade Location
Coordinates
1
1-8
1
1
3-8
Aisle
Module
Rack
Cluster
Bay
Viewing the Library (Physical or Partition)
The View menu enables you to view details about the physical library or
a specific partition in the library information panel area of the main LMC
display. It also provides access to the Manage Views dialog box from
which you can quickly select between library views (physical or
individual partitions) and take the physical library or a partition online or
offline.
Note
Displaying the Physical
Library or a Partition
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operations that this guide describes, you must first
set the library view to either the physical library or
a partition.
From the View menu, click the name of the physical library or a partition.
The physical library is listed at the top of the View menu. Individual
partitions, if they exist, are listed below the physical library.
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After you select a library view, the library information panel area of the
main LMC display shows status information and statistical details about
the physical library or partition.
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The Manage Views dialog box enables you to quickly select between
library views (physical or individual partitions) and take the physical
library or a partition online or offline. If you are using the LMC from a
remote client, you can keep this dialog box in view while you use the
LMC to perform other library operations.
1 Click View > Views.
The Manage Views dialog box appears with the physical library and
any existing partitions listed. It also shows the current online or
offline mode of each.
It is recommended that you keep this dialog box displayed to quickly
manage library views and change online/offline modes as required
by many library operations.
2 To change the library view, click the button with the name of the
physical library or partition you want to view.
After you select a library view, the library information panel area of
the main LMC display shows status information and statistical
details about the physical library or partition.
3 To take the physical library or a partition online or offline, click the
button in the right column that corresponds with the physical library
or partition.
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Note
You do not need to change the current library view
to change the online or offline state of the physical
library or a partition.
The Change Library Mode dialog box appears.
For more information about using this dialog box to change online or
offline mode, see Changing the Library’s State on page 303.
Changing the Library’s State
You can take the physical library or any of its partitions online or offline.
Some library functions require that the physical library or partitions be in
an online or offline state. You also can shut down the physical library from
the library’s touch screen.
Note
Shutting down the library only prepares it to be
powered off. You will use the shutdown procedure
in some circumstances to prepare the library for
remove and replace procedures. For more
information about shutting down the library, see
Shutting Down/Rebooting the Library on
page 316.
Taking the Physical Library or a Partition Online or Offline
5
To take the physical library online or offline, change its mode.
1 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library or the partition
that you want to take online or offline. From the View menu, click the
name of the physical library or the appropriate partition.
2 Click Operations→ Change Mode.
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The Change Library Mode dialog box appears with the current state
of the physical library or partition shown.
•
You can select the Online button to take either the physical
library or a partition, depending on the current view, to an online
state, which is the normal operating condition. In this mode, the
robotics are enabled and all host commands are processed.
•
You can select the Offline button to take either the physical
library or a partition, depending on the current view, to an offline
state. If only the physical library is taken offline, the library’s
partitions will not process robotics commands, even though they
are online. If only a partition is taken offline, neither the physical
library nor the other partitions are affected.
3 Select either Online or Offline, and then click OK.
4 If you selected Offline, a message appears that asks you whether you
want to continue. If you are sure that all backup applications are not
using the library, click Yes.
5
Online and Offline Functionality
Some library functions require the physical library or partitions to be in a
particular state (either online or offline) before they can be performed. If
you choose a function that requires the library or partition state to be
changed from its current state, you are prompted to do so.
Table 32 on page 305 summarizes the library functions that require the
physical library or partitions to be either online or offline.
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Table 32 Library Functions
Requiring Online or Offline
State
Function
Physical Library
Partition
Operations→ Import
Online
Offline
—
Offline
Offline
—
Operations→ Export
Operations→ Drives→ Load
Operations→ Drives→ Unload
Operations→ Move Media
Operations→ Inventory (partition view)
Setup→ Partitions (create, modify, or delete)
Setup→ Device→ IDs
Tools→ Partitions Defragmentation
Operations→ Inventory (physical library view)
Tools→ Teach
Tools→ Save/Restore (restore, revert, or rescue)
Tools→ Verification Tests (start test)
Tools→ Update Software (update or reinstall library
software)
Service→ Manual Diagnostics
Tools→ Update Software (set up autoleveling or
update drive firmware)
Tools→ Update Drive Firmware
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Working With Local User Accounts
You can set up three levels of user accounts: guest, user, and
administrator. Guests see only the main LMC display. Local Users can
operate a partition, but cannot run diagnostic tools, which require access
to the physical library. Administrators can access the entire physical
library and all of its partitions. For a summary of user privileges defined
by physical library, partition, and command menu, see table 27 on
page 275.
For information on user accounts that reside on a Lightweight Directory
Access Protocol (LDAP) server, see Using LDAP on page 228.
Creating Local User
Accounts
5
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Setup > Local Users.
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The Local Users dialog box appears.
4 To prevent guest login privileges on the library, you must click
Disable Guest Login. You can toggle between Disable Guest Login
and Enable Guest Login.
Note
For a list of commands that are available to users
logging on to the library as a guest, see table 27 on
page 275.
5 To create a user account, click Create.
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The Local Users - User Account Type dialog box appears.
6 In the Enter User Name text box, type a user name.
Note
User accounts with the names “guest”, “admin”,
and “service” are reserved. You cannot use these
names for user accounts.
7 In the Enter Password text box, type a password.
Note
Passwords that are most secure include a
combination of letters, numbers, and nonalphanumeric characters. Passwords must be eight
or more characters in length. The word
“password” is not available for use.
8 In the Confirm Password text box, type the password again.
9 For Select Privilege, select a privilege level (Administrator or User).
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Note
For a list of commands that are available to
administrators and users, see table 27 on page 275.
10 Perform one of the following tasks:
• If you selected Administrator, the Finish button becomes available.
To register your user account selections, click Finish, and then skip
the remaining information in this procedure.
• If you selected User, click Next.
The Local Users - User Account Type - Assign Partitions dialog box
appears.
11 On the Local Users - User Account Type - Assign Partitions dialog
box, select the check boxes to the left of the libraries to which you
want the user to have access, or select the Select All check box to give
the user access to all listed libraries.
12 To register your user account selections, click Finish.
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Modifying Local User
Accounts
The Back button enables you to go back to a
previous dialog box and make changes to your
selections.
5
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Setup→ Local Users.
The Local Users dialog box appears.
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If you want to modify guest privileges, you can
toggle between Enable Guest Login and Disable
Guest Login. For a list of commands that are
available to users logging on to the library as a
guest, see table 27 on page 275.
4 Click the name of the account that you want to modify to highlight it,
and then click Modify.
The following dialog box appears.
5 If you want to change the user account password, type a new
password in both the Enter Password and Confirm Password text
boxes. Otherwise, proceed to the next step.
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Note
Passwords that are most secure include a
combination of letters, numbers, and nonalphanumeric characters. Passwords must be eight
or more characters in length. The word
“password” is not available for use.
It is recommended that you change all account
passwords periodically.
6 If you want to change the privilege level of this user account, select
the appropriate privilege level (Administrator or User). Otherwise,
proceed to the next step.
Note
For a list of commands that are available to
administrators and users, see table 27 on page 275.
7 Perform one of the following tasks:
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If Select Privilege is set to Administrator, the Finish button is
available. To register your user account changes, click Finish,
and then skip the remaining information in this procedure.
•
If Select Privilege is set to User, click Next.
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The following dialog box appears.
8 On this dialog box, select the check boxes to the left of the libraries to
which you want the user to have access, or select the Select All check
box to give the user access to all listed libraries.
9 To register your user account selections, click Finish.
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previous dialog box and make changes to your
selections.
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Deleting Local User
Accounts
5
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Setup→ Local Users.
The Local Users dialog box appears.
4 Click the name of the account that you want to delete to highlight it.
5 Click Delete.
A message appears that asks you whether you are sure that you want
to delete the account.
6 Click Yes.
The library deletes the user account.
Viewing Local User
Account Permissions
5
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Setup→ Local Users.
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The Local Users dialog box appears.
4 To view the permissions for all users, click Permissions.
The Users Permissions dialog box appears.
.
5 Click Close to return to the Local Users dialog box.
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Shutting Down/Rebooting the Library
Always perform the shutdown process before you remove power from the
library. Shutdown prepares the library’s operation system and firmware
for when you physically turn off power to the library. Shutdown makes
sure that the library finishes all active commands received from the host
and prevents the processing of any new commands. It also shuts down all
partitions.
Reboot shuts down and restarts the library’s operating system and
firmware. When performing a reboot, the library finishes all active
commands received from the host application and does not process any
new commands. The library shuts down all partitions and restarts them
during the reboot. In addition, if automatic inventory is enabled, the
library performs an inventory of cartridges, tape drives, and slots during
a reboot. For more information on automatic inventory, see Setting Up
Policies for the Physical Library on page 159.
CAUTION
Before shutting down or rebooting the library,
make certain there is no I/O activity on any of the
partitions.
1 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, select the name of the physical library.
2 Select Operations→ System Shutdown.
The System Shutdown dialog box appears with Shutdown selected
as the default.
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3 Select Shutdown to do a complete shutdown and power off of the
library, or select Reboot to do a reset of the library without powering
off.
A message appears that asks you whether you want to continue.
4 If you are sure that all I/O operations are finished, click OK.
Note
To recover from library shutdown, you must cycle
power on the library (power it off and then power
it on). SeePowering Off the Library and Powering
On the Library on page 318.
When the shutdown process completes, the LMC display turns dark. The
library is now ready to be powered off.
Powering Off the Library
CAUTION
Always perform the shutdown procedure before
powering off the library. Shutdown prepares the
library’s operation system and firmware for when
you physically turn off power to the library. If
you do not perform library shutdown before you
power off the library, loss of data could occur.
See Shutting Down/Rebooting the Library on
page 316.
1 After starting the shutdown process, wait for the LMC display to turn
dark.
2 To turn off power to the library, press the Power button on the
indicator panel.
3 On the power distribution unit(s), set the circuit breaker switch to the
down (O) position.
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Powering On the Library
1 Make sure that you wait 5 minutes after powering off the library
before you power it on.
CAUTION
Waiting 5 minutes is important because the
power supply discharges for several seconds after
you power off the library. If you attempt to power
on the library too soon, the power supply will
fault.
2 On the power distribution unit(s), set the circuit breaker switch to the
up (I) position.
3 To turn on power to the library, press the Power button on the
indicator panel.
The library begins to boot up. Within five minutes, the LMC display
appears on the library’s touch screen. A library with only a few
drives usually will be fully powered on and ready for use within 10
minutes. However, if a library is large with a high number of drives,
it can take more than an hour for the library to fully power on,
complete its discovery process, and become ready for use. During the
power-on process, the Robotics Enabled indicator flashes. When the
library is fully up and ready to receive commands, the Robotics
Enabled indicator turns solid green.
Locking/Unlocking the I/E Station
The Scalar i6000 I/E stations have multiple open and close sensors. When
you are finished accessing the I/E station, make sure the station door is
fully closed.
There are two reasons the I/E station door locks:
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• The library imports or exports a cartridge from the I/E station door.
While the library is attempting to import or export a tape from a
given I/E station slot, only the associated I/E station door is locked
in the closed position. All other I/E station doors remain accessible.
On a Get command from an I/E station slot, the associated I/E
station door remains locked until the media has been successfully
moved to its destination. This allows the media to be returned to the
I/E station slot in the event of a Put error.
• A user has requested that the I/E station door be locked.
• The application software has locked the I/E station as part of the
normal tape movement process.
Administrative users can lock or unlock the I/E station doors using an
option from the Tools menu.
1 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
2 Click Tools→ I/E Station.
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The I/E Stations dialog box appears.
Note
I/E Station # column lists the I/E station number
for each door. All single door I/E stations are
numbered starting with 1 at the control module.
All double door I/E stations are numbered with a
number and a letter--for example 2A and 2B--the
module number (1-8), with A as the left I/E station
and B the right.
3 To change the state of the I/E station doors, do one of the following:
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To unlock an I/E station door, in the appropriate Action column,
click Unlock.
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4 To return to the main console, click Close.
When Robotics Are Not Ready
When the library robotics are not yet ready to accept commands, aspects
of the LMC are still available while other aspects are not. This situation can
occur during startup, reboot, or while the library is running. During run
time, for example, the robotics will become unavailable if someone opens
and closes an access door without then pressing the Robotics Enabled
button.
Whenever robotics become disabled, a message appears in the Activity
area on the main LMC display that states, “Warning: The Robotics are not
Enabled.” Users can log on locally or remotely while the robotics are
disabled.
Figure 25 lists the menu commands that are available when the robotics
become disabled either before system discovery can occur or after system
discovery has occurred. As the table shows, significantly fewer menu
commands are available when the library is started up or rebooted and the
robotics become disabled before system discovery occurs.
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available at all when the robotics become disabled,
regardless of when the robotics become disabled.
Unavailable menu commands are grayed out on
the LMC.
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When Robotics Are Disabled
Available Menu Commands When Robotics Become Disabled
After
Discovery
Before
Discovery
Operations→ Change Mode (for shutdown only)
X
X
Operations→ Log Off
X
X
Monitor→ Drives
X
Monitor→ Connectivity→ IO Blade
X
Monitor→ Connectivity→ SCSI Channel
X
Monitor→ Connectivity→ Fibre Channel
X
Monitor→ IE Station
X
Monitor→ Slot
X
Monitor→ Media
X
Monitor→ Sensor
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Monitor→ Users
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Setup→ Setup Wizard
X
Setup→ Partitions
X
Setup→ Device→ IDs
X
Setup→ Device→ Access→ Channel Zoning
X
Setup→ Device→ Access→ SCSI Host
X
Setup→ Device→ Access→ FC Host
X
Setup→ Connectivity→ Port Configuration
X
Setup→ Connectivity→ Datapath Conditioning
X
Setup→ Connectivity→ FC Host Port Failover
X
Setup→ Network Configuration (from library’s touch screen only)
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Available Menu Commands When Robotics Become Disabled
After
Discovery
Setup→ Physical Library
X
Setup→ Users
X
Setup→ Notification
X
Setup→ Date and Time
X
Setup→ Licenses
X
Setup→ Email Configuration
X
Setup→ Trap Registration
X
Setup→ Security
X
X
Tools→ Tickets
X
X
Tools→ Drives
X
Tools→ Connectivity
X
Tools→ Capture Snapshot
X
Tools→ Save/Restore
X
Tools→ Verification Tests
X
X
Tools→ Command History Log
X
X
View→ [physical library name] (Physical)
X
X
View→ [partition name] (Partition)
X
View→ Views
X
X
Help→ Index
X
X
Help→ About
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Maintaining Your Library
The library includes advanced system monitoring and alerting
mechanisms that inform you of library status and issues. It provides you
with status information about various library subsystems and
components. It also notifies you of issues it detects and guides you
through diagnosing and correcting issues before problems interfere with
backups.
This chapter describes commands that you can select from the Monitor
and Tools menus to monitor the library, configure and test drives, work
with connectivity, capture snapshots, update library software and drive
firmware, run the Teach feature to calibrate and configure the robot, save
and restore library configurations, and run tests to verify successful FRU
removals and replacements and verify successful library installations and
configurations.
Note
The Tickets command on the Tools menu displays
tickets that the library created when it detected
issues within its subsystems. For more information
about tickets, see Troubleshooting Your Library on
page 37.
This chapter consists of the following sections:
• Monitoring the Library on page 326
• Maintenance Actions on page 358
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Using Library Explorer on page 360
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Configuring and Testing Drives on page 365
•
Working With Connectivity on page 376
•
Capturing Snapshots on page 378
•
Updating Library Software on page 381
•
Updating Drive Firmware on page 398
•
Teaching the Library (Configuration and Calibration) on
page 408
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Saving and Restoring Library Configuration on page 411
•
Viewing the Drive Resource Utilization Reports on page 420
•
Setting Up Advanced Reporting Options on page 424
•
Working With Verification Tests on page 430
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Using the Partitions Defragmentation Tool on page 482
•
Removing Lodged Cartridges on page 486
• Running MeDIA Test Reports on page 487
• Using Sift Sort on page 492
• Maintaining Air Filters on page 498
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The library can provide detailed information about the status of the library
and its various components. You also can access statistics about the library
and other helpful information, such as library and component serial
numbers, port numbers, World Wide Names (WWNs), IDs, and firmware
versions.
This section explains how to use Monitor menu commands to display
status information for the following general areas:
• System
• Drives
• Connectivity
• I/E stations
• Extended I/E Slots
• Slots
• Media
• Sensors
• Email Configuration Record
• Users
• Partitions
• EKM Servers
MonitoringSystemStatus6
The System Status dialog box displays status information for various
library entities (hardware or system metrics). You can perform this
procedure while viewing either the physical library or a partition.
1 Click Monitor > System.
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The System Status dialog box appears.
The following table describes the elements on the System Status
dialog box.
Element
Description
Item
A system item for which status information is available (hardware or system
metric).
ID
If applicable or available, the serial number or other identifying number of the
system item.
Status
Status information for the system item.
The following table describes the items that can appear in the status
list.
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Item
ID
Status Description
Library
The library serial
number
The status of the library (Online or Offline).
Library Uptime
The library serial
number
The amount of time that the library has been
up (in days, hours, minutes, and seconds).
Media Moves
The library serial
number
The number of media moves during the
library’s history.
Recovered Gets
The library serial
number
The number of recovered gets during the
library’s history.
Recovered Puts
The library serial
number
The number of recovered puts during the
library’s history.
Recovered Scans
The library serial
number
The number of recovered scans during the
library’s history.
MCB
The MCB serial
number
The current status of the MCB (Good,
Degraded, or Failed).
CMB
The CMB serial
number
For each CMB that is present, the current
status of the CMB (Good, Degraded, or
Failed).
RCU
The RCU serial
number
The current status of the RCU (Good,
Degraded, or Failed).
Vertical Motion
The RCU serial
number
The number of meters vertically traveled
during the library’s history.
Horizontal Motion
The RCU serial
number
The number of meters horizontally traveled
during the library’s history.
2 From the System Status dialog box, you can perform the following
tasks:
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by item or ID) by clicking the column heading by which you
want the system items sorted. Repeatedly clicking a column
heading toggles between ascending and descending order.
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Mail, save, or print status information by using the Send button
(see Mailing, Saving, and Printing Status Information on
page 354).
The Drive Status dialog box displays status information for tape drives in
the currently selected partition. If you are working in the physical library,
status information for all drives appears. You can perform this procedure
while viewing either the physical library or a partition.
1 Click Monitor→ Drives.
The Drive Status dialog box appears.
The following table describes the elements on the Drive Status dialog
box.
Element
Description
Type
The type of drive.
WWN
For a Fibre drive only, the World Wide Name of the drive.
SCSI ID
For a SCSI drive only, the SCSI ID of the drive.
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Element
Description
RAS
The status of the drive as reported by the RAS system (for example, Good or
Failed).
Firmware level
The firmware level of the drive.
Media ID
The barcode of the loaded cartridge.
Location
The location of the drive by means of a coordinate system. For information
about location coordinates, see Understanding Location Coordinates on
page 288.
Physical SN
The serial number of the particular drive.
Logical SN
The logical serial number that the library assigns to a drive in a specific location.
This is not the serial number of the particular drive (see Physical SN in this
table). If a drive is replaced by another drive in the same library location, the
logical serial number remains the same. From the host’s perspective, the
replacement drive is the same as the original one. If the logical serial number
addressing feature is disabled for the library, Disabled appears in this field.
Vendor
The name of the drive vendor.
IO Blade
The location of the I/O blade to which the drive is attached. Locations are
indicated by means of a coordinate system. For information about location
coordinates, see Understanding Location Coordinates on page 288.
Encryption
The Encryption type currently used by the drive; the values are 'Application
Managed', 'Library Managed' or 'Unsupported if the drive does not support
encryption.
EEB
Reports if a drive is connected to an Ethernet Expansion Blade. The values are
Connected, or Not Connected.
Control Path
Reports if a drive is a Control Path (Primary). The values are Primary or None.
It also reports which drive is currently the active drive by Display "(Active)",
example "Primary (Active)"
Partition Name
The name of the partition to which the drive is assigned.
Usage Type
Indicates if the drive is specialised for use in Library Managed Partitions
(MeDIA) or is for use in regular partitions (Standard).
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2 From the Drive Status dialog box, you can perform the following
tasks:
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Status
6
•
Change the sorting of drives in the status list (for example, by
type or location) by clicking the column heading by which you
want the drives sorted. Repeatedly clicking a column heading
toggles between ascending and descending order.
•
Mail, save, or print status information by using the Send button
(see Mailing, Saving, and Printing Status Information on
page 354).
The following dialog boxes display status information about
connectivity:
• The IO Blade Status dialog box displays information about the I/O
blades.
Note
If the library does not detect at least one chassis
management blade (CMB) in the library, the IO
Blade command does not appear on the menu.
• The SCSI Channel Status dialog box displays information about the
SCSI connection on the MCB.
• The Fibre Channel Status dialog box displays information about the
FC connections on the MCB and the I/O blades (if any exist).
• The Ethernet Blade Status dialog box displays information about the
whether or not the EEB is connected.
You must perform the following procedures while viewing the physical
library.
Viewing I/O Blade Status Information
6
1 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
2 Click Monitor→ Connectivity→ IO Blade.
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The IO Blade Status dialog box appears.
See the following table for descriptions of the elements on the IO
Blade Status dialog box.
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Element
Description
Type
The type of I/O blade (“FC IOB” indicates an I/O blade).
Location
The location of the blade (see I/O Blade Locations on page 299).
Firmware
Version
The firmware version of the blade.
Serial Number
The serial number of the blade.
WWN
The World Wide Name of the blade.
CC LUN
The Command and Control LUN (typically, the CC LUN is mapped to
LUN 0).
3 From the IO Blade Status dialog box, you can perform the following
tasks:
•
Change the sorting of I/O blades in the status list (for example,
by type or location) by clicking the column heading by which you
want the I/O blades sorted. Repeatedly clicking a column
heading toggles between ascending and descending order.
•
Mail, save, or print status information by using the Send button
(see Mailing, Saving, and Printing Status Information on
page 354.
Viewing SCSI Channel Status Information
6
1 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
2 Click Monitor→ Connectivity→ SCSI Channel.
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The SCSI Channel Status dialog box appears.
The following table describes the elements on the SCSI Channel
Status dialog box.
Element
Description
Port Index
The port number.
Location
The location of the port (for example, MCB).
Port Mode
The mode of the port (Target or Initiator).
Status
The status of the SCSI Channel (Operational or Lost Sync).
Host ID
The SCSI ID.
Termination
Terminated or Not Terminated.
Alternate ID
The alternate SCSI ID.
Bus Reset
Indicates whether the bus is configured to reset when library power is turned on
(Yes or No).
3 From the IO Blade Status dialog box, you can perform the following
tasks:
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example, by type or location) by clicking the column heading by
which you want the connections sorted. Repeatedly clicking a
column heading toggles between ascending and descending
order.
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Mail, save, or print status information by using the Send button
(see Mailing, Saving, and Printing Status Information on
page 354).
Viewing Fibre Channel Status Information
6
1 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
2 Click Monitor > Connectivity > Fibre Channel.
The Fibre Channel Status dialog box appears.
The following table describes the elements on the Fibre Channel
Status dialog box.
Element
Description
Port Index
The port number.
Location
The location of the port (for example, MCB).
Port Mode
The mode of the port (Target or Initiator).
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Element
Description
Status
The status of the Fibre Channel (Operational, Lost Sync).
WWPN
The World Wide Port Name.
Loop ID
For arbitrated loops only, the loop ID. “-1” indicates that Soft is selected on the
Fibre Channel Parameters dialog box (see Port Configuration on page 150).
Connection
The type of connection (Loop, Point to Point, Loop Preferred).
Speed
The speed in gigabits per second (1 Gb/s, 2 Gb/s, 4 Gb/s, or Auto). “Unknown”
appears in this field when the Fibre Channel link is not up and ready (“Lost
Sync” status).
3 From the Fibre Channel Status dialog box, you can perform the
following tasks:
•
Change the sorting of Fibre Channel connections in the status list
(for example, by type or location) by clicking the column heading
by which you want the connections sorted. Repeatedly clicking a
column heading toggles between ascending and descending
order.
•
Mail, save, or print status information by using the Send button
(see Mailing, Saving, and Printing Status Information on
page 354).
Viewing Ethernet Blade Status Information
6
1 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
2 Click Monitor > Connectivity > Ethernet Blade.
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The Ethernet Blade Status dialog box appears.
See the following table for descriptions of the elements on the
Ethernet Blade Status dialog box.
Element
Description
Type
The type of drive.
Location
The location of the drive by means of a coordinate system. For information
about location coordinates, see Understanding Location Coordinates on
page 288.
Firmware Version
The firmware level of the drive.
Serial Number
The serial number of the blade.
3 From the Ethernet Blade Status dialog box, you can Mail, save, or
print status information by using the Send button (see Mailing,
Saving, and Printing Status Information on page 354.
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Status
6
The I/E Station Status dialog box displays detailed information about the
magazine slots in the I/E stations within the currently selected partition.
If you are working in the physical library, status information appears for
all magazine slots in all I/E stations. You can perform this procedure
while viewing either the physical library or a partition.
1 Click Monitor > I/E Station or use the I/E toolbar button.
The I/E Station Status dialog box appears.
The following table describes the elements on the I/E Station Status
dialog box.
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Element
Description
IE Station #
All single door I/E stations are numbered starting with 1 at the control
module
All double door I/E stations are numbered with a number and a letter - for
example 2A and 2B--the frame number (1-8), with A as the left I/E station
and B the right.
Magazine #
The number of the I/E station magazine (numbered from top to bottom in
the I/E station).
Media ID
The cartridge barcode or the word EMPTY.
Slot Type
The media type (for example, LTO).
Partition Name
The name of the partition to which the I/E station is assigned.
2 From the IE Station Status dialog box, you can perform the following
tasks:
•
Change the sorting of magazine slots in the status list (for
example, by I/E station number or partition name) by clicking
the column heading by which you want the magazine slots
sorted. Repeatedly clicking a column heading toggles between
ascending and descending order.
•
Mail, save, or print status information by using the Send button
(see Mailing, Saving, and Printing Status Information on
page 354).
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Note
To view slot status for Extended I/E slots, use the
procedure below.
The Slots Status dialog box displays detailed information about the slots
in the currently selected partition. If you are working in the physical
library, you can view status information for all slots. Because the number
of slots in a physical or partition can be quite large, you can select a subset
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of the available slots. You can perform this procedure while viewing
either the physical library or a partition.
1 Click Monitor > Slots.
Note
For Extended I/E, click Monitor > Extended I/E Slots.
The Slots Status dialog box appears.
The following table describes the elements on the Slots Status dialog
box.
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Element
Description
In the Filter area:
Location: Aisle
The location of slots by aisle number.
Location:
Module
The location of slots by module number.
Location: Rack
The location of slots by rack number.
Location:
Section
The location of slots by section number.
Location:
Column
The location of slots by column number.
Location: Row
The location of slots by row number.
In the status list area:
Media ID
The slot barcode.
Location
The location of the slot (see Understanding Location Coordinates on page 288).
Slot Type
The type of slot media (for example, LTO).
# Puts
The number of puts during the library’s history.
Partition Name
The name of the partition to which the slot is assigned.
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Change the sorting of slots in the status list (for example, by
location or slot type) by clicking the column heading by which
you want the slots sorted. Repeatedly clicking a column heading
toggles between ascending and descending order.
•
Use filtering criteria to select the slots that you want to appear in
the status list on the dialog box (see Filtering Slots From the
Status List on page 342).
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Mail, save, or print status information by using the Send button
(see Mailing, Saving, and Printing Status Information on
page 354).
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Filtering Slots From the Status List
You can specify the slots that you want to appear in the status list by
selecting location, slot type, and state criteria from the Filter area of the
Slots Status dialog box.
1 Use one or more of the following drop-down lists to specify the slots
that you want to appear in the status list:
•
To specify slots by location, click the appropriate option from
each of the Location drop-down lists: Aisle, Module, Rack,
Section, Column, and Row. The defaults are set to All unless a
drop-down list does not have more than one option. For
example, the Aisle drop-down list is always set to 1 by default
because only one aisle exists in the library. Therefore, the dropdown list also is grayed out and selections cannot be made from
it.
These selections correspond to location coordinates for the
physical library. For example, to select all slots in the drive-side
rack of the control module, click 1 for module, 1 for rack, All for
section, All for column, and All for row. For more information
about location coordinates, see Understanding Location
Coordinates on page 288.
•
To specify slots by media type, click All or a specific media type,
such as LTO, from the Slot Type drop-down list. Only media
types that are currently used in the library appear in the dropdown list. The default is set to All.
•
To specify slots by slot state, click All, Occupied, or Empty from
the State drop-down list. The default is set to All.
2 Click Show.
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The Media Status dialog box displays detailed information about the
media in the currently selected partition. If you are working in the
physical library, you can view status information for all media. Because
the number of media in a physical or partition can be quite large, you can
select a subset of the available slots. You can perform this procedure
while viewing either the physical library or a partition.
1 Click Monitor > Media.
The Media Status dialog box appears.
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The following table describes the elements on the Media Status
dialog box.
Element
Description
In the Filter area:
Media ID
The cartridge barcode (allows the asterisk [*] wildcard character).
Media Type
The type of cartridge (for example, LTO).
In the status list area:
Media ID
The cartridge barcode.
Media Type
The type of cartridge (for example, LTO).
Location
The location of the cartridge (seeUnderstanding Location Coordinates on
page 288).
# Mounts
The number of mounts within the history of the library.
Encryption
Reports whether the media is encrypted. The values are Encrypted, Not
Encrypted or Unknown.
Partition Name
The name of the partition to which the cartridge is assigned.
2 From the Media Status dialog box, you can perform the following
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Change the sorting of media in the status list (for example, by
location or media type) by clicking the column heading by which
you want the media sorted. Repeatedly clicking a column
heading toggles between ascending and descending order.
•
Use filtering criteria to select the media that you want to appear
in the status list on the dialog box (see Filtering Media From the
Status List on page 345).
•
Mail, save, or print status information by using the Send button
(see Mailing, Saving, and Printing Status Information on
page 354).
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Filtering Media From the Status List
You can specify the media that you want to appear in the status list by
selecting media ID and media type criteria from the Filter area of the
Media Status dialog box.
1 Use one or both of the following elements to specify the media that
you want to appear in the status list:
•
To specify a media item by media ID, type the exact barcode that
is associated with a particular cartridge in the Media ID text box.
You also can use the asterisk (*) as a wildcard character to
represent one or more characters in the media ID. This will list all
media for IDs that match the designated pattern. For example, if
you set the Media ID value to “J00*”, any media with IDs that
start with “J00” will appear in the status list.
•
To specify media by media type, click All or a specific media
type, such as LTO, from the Slot Type drop-down list. Only
media types that are currently used in the library appear in the
drop-down list. The default is set to All.
2 Click Show.
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Status
6
The Sensor Status dialog box displays detailed information about the
library’s power and cooling systems, such as operational statuses,
temperatures, voltages or wattages, and fan speeds in rotations per
minute (RPM). You can perform the following procedures while viewing
either the physical library or a partition.
Accessing the Sensor Status Dialog Box
6
Click Monitor→ Sensor.
The Sensor Status dialog box appears with the Cooling Fan tab displayed.
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1 To display detailed information about the library’s cooling fans, click
the Cooling Fan tab on the Sensor Status dialog box.
The following table describes the elements on the Cooling Fan tab.
Element
Description
Name
The name of the cooling fan sensor.
Status
The status of the cooling fan. If the fan speed is within normal operating limits,
the status is nominal. Otherwise, a warning or alarm is indicated.
RPM
The current speed of the fan in rotations per minute (RPM).
Location
The location of the cooling fan within the library. Locations of cooling fans for
control management blades (CMBs) are indicated by means of a coordinate
system. For information about location coordinates, see Understanding
Location Coordinates on page 288.
2 To view current information, click Refresh.
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Displaying Power Supply Information
1 To display detailed information about the library’s power supplies,
click the Power Supply tab on the Sensor Status dialog box.
The following table describes the elements on the Power Supply tab.
Element
Description
Name
The name of the power supply sensor.
Wattage
The amount of power in watts.
Type
The type of power (AC or DC).
Location
The location of the power supply within the library.
2 To view current information, click Refresh.
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Displaying Temperature Information
1 To display temperature status information for various library
components, click the Temperature tab on the Sensor Status dialog
box.
The following table describes the elements on the Temperature tab.
Element
Description
Name
The name of the temperature sensor.
Status
The temperature status in the vicinity of the sensor. If the temperature is
within normal operational limits, the status is nominal. Otherwise, a warning
or alarm is indicated.
Celsius
The sensor’s temperature reading in degrees Celsius.
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Element
Description
Location
The location of the temperature sensor within the library. Control
management blade (CMB) locations are indicated by means of a coordinate
system. For information about location coordinates, see Understanding
Location Coordinates on page 288.
2 To view current information, click Refresh.
Displaying Voltage Information
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1 To display voltage status information for various library components,
click the Voltage tab on the Sensor Status dialog box.
The following table describes the elements on the Voltage tab.
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Element
Description
Name
The name of the voltage sensor.
Status
The voltage status at the location of the sensor. If the voltage is within normal
operational limits, the status is nominal. Otherwise, a warning or alarm is
indicated.
Millivolts
The sensor’s voltage reading in millivolts.
Type
The type of power at the location of the sensor (AC or DC).
Location
The location of the voltage sensor within the library. Control management
blade (CMB) locations are indicated by means of a coordinate system. For
information about location coordinates, see Understanding Location
Coordinates on page 288.
2 To view current information, click Refresh.
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The Users Status dialog box displays detailed information about users
who are currently logged on to the library. You can perform this
procedure while viewing either the physical library or a partition.
1 Click Monitor→ Users.
The Users Status dialog box appears.
The following table describes the elements on the Users Status dialog
box.
Element
Description
Name
The name of the user who is currently logged on to the library.
Role
The type of user (for example, User or Admin).
Host
The name of the host computer from which the user is connected to the library.
IP
The IP address of the host computer.
OS
The host computer’s operating system.
OS User
The name of the user who is currently logged on to the host computer.
2 To view current information, click Refresh.
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Monitoring Partitions
Status
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If you want to see settings and information for a partition but do not need
to make changes, view partition details. Unlike modifying a partition,
viewing details does not require you to take a partition offline.
1 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
2 On the menu bar, click Monitor→ Partitions.
The Partitions Status dialog box appears with a list of all logical
partitions in the library and information about each partition.
The following table describes the elements on the Partitions Status
dialog box.
Element
Description
Name
The name of the partition.
Status
The status of the partition (Online or Offline).
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Element (Continued)
Description
Media Type
The type of media used in the partition (LTO-1, LTO-2, LTO-3, LTO-4,
LTO-5, or DLT).
Interface
The type of interface used to connect to the host (FCor SCSI).
#Drives
The number of tapes drives in the partition.
#Storage Slots
The number of storage slots in the partition.
#I/E Slots
The number of I/E station slots in the partition.
Media Type Checking
The current setting for media type checking (Required, Not Required,
or Disabled).
Media Identifier
The current setting for return media identifier (Suffix, Pass Through,
Prefix, or Disabled).
Drive Autolevel
The current setting for drive firmware autoleveling (Enabled or
Disabled).
Auto Drive Clean
The current setting for automatic drive cleaning (Enabled or Disabled).
Encryption
Reports whether the media is encrypted. The values are Not
Supported, Application Managed, or Library Managed.
3 To see additional details for a partition, click the partition in the list,
and then click Details.
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The Partition Details dialog box appears. This windows shows
additional information about the partition, such as vendor, product
ID, and serial number.
4 Click Close to close the Partition Details dialog box.
5 Click Close to return to the Partitions Status dialog box.
Mailing, Saving, and
Printing Status
Information
The Send button on each of the following status dialog boxes enables you
to send status information to e-mail addresses:
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• System Status
• Drive Status
• IO Blade Status
• SCSI Channel Status
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• Fibre Channel Status
• Ethernet Blade Status
• I/E Station Status
• Slots Status
• Media Status
If you are accessing the LMC from a remote client, Send also enables you
to save the information to a file or print it.
Note
You can mail, save, or print status information
from a remote client. However, you cannot save or
print the information from the library’s touch
screen.
The information that is sent will be the same as what the status dialog box
appears at the time that you click Send.
Note
Before you perform the following procedure, you
must make sure that e-mail is appropriately
configured in the LMC so that the library can send
information to the recipient. See Configuring
E-mail on page 164.
1 Make sure that the status dialog box displays the status information
that you want to send.
2 Click Send.
The Email, Save or Print Table dialog box appears.
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3 Perform one of the following tasks:
•
To indicate that you want to send the information as an e-mail
message to a recipient, select Email, and then either type an email address in the Email text box or select an existing address
from the drop-down list. You can type a comment in the
Comment text box to send with the information.
•
To indicate that you want to save the information, select Save,
and then either type in the Save text box a path and a file name to
which you want the information saved or click Browse to specify
a location and a file name.
Note
•
The Save option is available to remote client users
only. It appears grayed out on the touch screen.
To indicate that you want to send the information to a printer,
select Print.
Note
The Print option is available to remote client users
only. It appears grayed out on the touch screen.
4 To send, click OK.
Mailing or Saving the
Configuration Record
Use the Email Configuration Record dialog to:
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•
Send the configuration record to a selected e-mail address
•
Save the configuration record to a specified .txt file
For information about the configuration record, see About the
Configuration Record on page 259.
Before you can e-mail the configuration record, the library e-mail account
must be configured. For information on configuring the library e-mail
account, see Configuring E-mail on page 164.
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Mailing the Configuration Record
To e-mail the configuration record:
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 From the menu bar, click Monitor > Email Configuration Record.
The Email Configuration Record dialog box appears.
3 Click Email and select the destination e-mail address.
Note
You can only specify one e-mail address. If you
need to send the configuration record to multiple
destinations, repeat this procedure for each e-mail
address.
4 Use the Comment box to type any additional information you want
to include in the e-mail message.
5 Click OK to send the configuration record and your comment text to
the specified e-mail address and close the Email Configuration
Record dialog box.
The e-mail message includes both the configuration record information
and your comments as embedded text with “Library Configuration
Information” as the subject.
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Saving the Configuration Record
To save the configuration record:
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 From the menu bar, click Monitor > Email Configuration Record.
The Email Configuration Record dialog box appears.
3 Click Save and use the Browse function to specify the file name and
location.
4 Click OK to save the configuration record to the specified location
and close the Email Configuration Record dialog box.
Maintenance Actions
If you are experiencing system problems, make a quick check of
subsystems and components before looking for a service ticket or
contacting technical support. Your service representative might ask you to
check these things or, if you are an administrator, you might be asked to
run a diagnostic procedure or upload new firmware.
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Administrative users have access to the all the commands on the Tools
menu. Use this menu to test the drives, as well as to capture a snapshot, to
update firmware, and to use the Teach tool. The Tickets command on the
Tools menu displays tickets that the library creates when it detects issues
within its subsystems. For more information about the Tickets command,
see Troubleshooting Your Library on page 37. For a summary of user
privileges defined by physical library, partition, and command menu, see
table 27 on page 275.
Is the Access Door
Closed?
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Is a Cartridge Old?
6
Library operations are taken offline when the access door is opened. If
library operations have stopped, check whether the access door is shut
and the Robotics Enabled indicator is solid green.
Cartridges can become old and less dependable. If you experience
problems reading, writing, or otherwise using a cartridge, try the
following courses of action:
• Use the Monitor→ Media command to determine the number of
mounts for the cartridge, and then compare that number to other
cartridges in the system. If the cartridge has been used excessively,
replace it with a new cartridge.
• Ask an administrator to put the cartridge in a different drive, and
then use the Tools→ Drives command to check the error count. If the
error count continues to increase, replace the old cartridge with a
new cartridge.
• If you have received a message about read/write failures, first copy
the data from the failing cartridge, and then replace it with a new
cartridge.
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Using Library Explorer 6
You can use the Library Explorer feature to view a graphical presentation
of all the drives, cartridges, and slots in the library. The Library Explorer
can display all library elements according to physical location in any
configuration, from one module to eight modules, and one drive up to
the maximum number of 96 drives.
You can access the Library Explorer from both the physical and partition
views, but the functionality in the physical view is limited. If you are in a
partition view, Library Explorer displays slots and drives pertaining to
that particular partition.
The Library Explorer features are available to administrator and service
users, along with non-administrative users who have limited access to
library functions. Users who do not have administrative privileges can
perform all Operations options available to non-administrative users
directly from the Library Explorer dialog boxes.
You can use the Library Explorer to directly perform the following tasks:
• Locate an element by entering its address
• Locate a cartridge by entering the media barcode
• Load and unload drives
• Move cartridges
• Perform inventory
• Import and export
• View drive details
• Perform all drive related functions
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1 From the Tools menu, click Library Explorer.
The Library Explorer dialog box appears.
2 You can display library data using either the Select Filter options or
clicking on a particular module in the Select Module area.
•
In the Select Filter area, you can search for and display specific
criteria according to device type and location coordinates, or by
Media ID.
•
Select the DeviceType filter, and then from the Type dropdown list, click the appropriate device type: Storage, IE (I/E
Station), or Drive. Click Show.
The Control Module dialog box displays a graphical view of
the library elements according to your Type filter choices.
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To search for a specific cartridge according to the cartridge's
barcode, select the Media ID filter, type the barcode in the
Media ID field, and then click Show.
The Module dialog box displays the specific cartridge
highlighted in red within the module where it is located.
•
•
To search for a specific cartridge according to the element
address, select the Element Address filter, type the element
address in the field, then click Show. You must be in
partition view to filter using the Element Address.
In the Select Module area, you can select a specific module in
your library to view. On a multi-module library, all modules are
represented.
•
In the Select Module area, click on the module you want to
view. The Module dialog box displays the current
configuration of Rack one and Rack two (Door - Inside view)
according to the module you chose.
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3 If you chose to search for an element by its address, or chose to locate
a cartridge by its media barcode, your search result appears in red in
the Control Module dialog box.
4 To return to the Library Explorer dialog box, click Close.
The Library Explorer dialog box appears.
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Understanding the Graphical Display
You can access Library Explorer Control Module from both the physical
and partition views, but the functionality in the physical view is limited. If
you are in a partition view, you can view slots and drives pertaining to
that particular partition.
• The Library Explorer Module dialog box displays the current
configuration of Rack One and Rack Two (Door - Inside view)
according to the module you chose.
• The Rack Two (Door - Inside view) view is MIRROR image of the
outside view, so I/E station B is on the left, and I/E station A is on the
right.
• Slots containing cartridges are blue. Empty slots are black. Your
search result appears in red.
• Details concerning the particular cartridge, drive, or slot appear in
the Information area.
The Information area displays the following details:
• Type
• Location
• Element
• Partition
• Media ID
• Barcode numbers appear on slots containing cartridges. If you do not
want to view the barcode information, uncheck the Show check box.
• If you click on a specific slot or drive, that slot or drive is highlighted
in red, and details about the slot or drive appear in the Information
area.
• If you hover your mouse over a specific segment in the module a tool
tip appears, displaying the coordinates of that particular segment.
• To move from one module to another, click on the arrows at the
bottom of the dialog box.
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Accessing Library Operations
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To access available library operations for a specific drive or slot, you can
either click on Menu or right click on the drive or slot. You can perform
the following operations, depending on what library view you are using.
From the View menu, click the name of the physical library or partition.
• Drive Details
• Inventory
• Loading Drives
• Unloading Drives
• Move Media
• Importing Cartridges
• Exporting Cartridges
Configuring and Testing
Drives
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The Drives dialog box enables you to do the following:
• Set speed and connection parameters
• Reset drives
• Cycle power to drives
• Take drives online or offline
• Identify drives
• Run a pass/fail test for LTO-type drives
• Eject tape cartridges from drives
• Send the logs by e-mail or save drive logs
• Clean drives
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Drive information on this dialog box is automatically refreshed whenever
a drive is added or removed.
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Tools > Drives.
The Drives dialog box appears.
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The following table describes the elements on the Drives dialog box.
Element
Description
In the Drive(s) area:
Drive Type
drop-down list
Enables you to select the type of drives you want to list on the Drives dialog
box (for example, LTO1 for LTO-1 tape drives). All lists every drive in the
library.
State
The state of the drive (Varied On or Varied Off).
Drive Type
The type of drive (for example, LTO2 - FC).
Location
The location of the drive by means of a coordinate system. For information
about location coordinates, see Understanding Location Coordinates on
page 288.
RAS
The status of the drive as reported by the RAS system (for example, Good or
Failed).
WWN/SCSI ID
Indicates either:
• For Fibre drives only, the World Wide Name of the drive, or
• For SCSI drives only, the SCSI ID of the drive
Volser
If a cartridge is loaded in the specified drive, the volume serial number of the
cartridge.
Partition Name
The name of the partition to which the drive is assigned.
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Element
Description
In the Drive Settings: Fibre Channel Parameters area:
Speed
drop-down list
Configures the speed of the specified drive. Possible speed settings are:
• Auto (default)
• 1-Gb/s
• 2-Gb/s
• 4-Gb/s
For LTO-5, possible settings are:
• Auto (default)
• 2-Gb/s
• 4-Gb/s
• 8-Gb/s
Connection
Options
drop-down list
Configures the type of connection for the specified drive. This setting is not
available for libraries in advanced configuration. Possible connection types
are:
• Loop Preferred
• Point to Point
• Loop
Set button
Applies the selections you made in the Fibre Channel Parameters area to the
specified drive.
In the Control area:
Power Cycle
button
Cycles power to the specified drive by removing the power and then restoring
it. In general, you should try to reset drives before you cycle power to them.
Reset Drive
button
Resets the specified drive without cycling the power.
Vary Off or Vary
On button
Varies off or varies on the specified drive. The label of the button toggles
between Vary Off and Vary On. Each use of this button updates the drive
information in the Drive(s) area. Use this button when you hot swap drives.
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Element
Description
Identify button
Causes status LEDs on the back of the specified drive to blink rapidly so that
you can identify it. When you click Identify, a message appears that informs
you that you can now identify the drive by the rapidly blinking LED on the
back of it. After you find the drive, click OK to stop the rapid blinking.
Self Test button
For LTO-type drives only, runs a pass/fail test on the specified drive. This
button is available only when you select an LTO-type drive.
Eject button
Ejects any currently loaded tape from the specified drive.
Get Drive Log
button
Enables you to mail or save the log of a Fibre drive that is attached to an I/O
blade (see Mailing, Saving, and Printing Test Logs on page 467). This button is
available only for I/O blade-attached Fibre drives that are properly connected
and configured. If the button is not available for a Fibre drive, verify that it is
properly connected to the I/O blade and that communication is established
between them.
Clean
Enables the drive cleaning process (see Cleaning a Drive on page 374).
The Details button displays the Drive Details dialog box. For more
information, see Viewing Drive Details on page 369.
4 In the Drive(s) area, click the appropriate drive row to highlight it.
5 Perform operations in either the Fibre Channel Parameters area or
the Control area of the Drives dialog box.
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Viewing Drive Details
1 On the Drives dialog box in the Drive(s) area, click the appropriate
drive row to highlight it.
2 Click Details.
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The Drive Details dialog box appears.
The Drive Details area of the Drive Details dialog box displays detailed
information about the selected drive.
The following table describes the elements that appear in this area. For
descriptions of elements in the Fibre Channel Parameters and Control
areas, see Configuring and Testing Drives on page 365.
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Element
Description
Drive Model
The brand name of the drive model.
Vendor
The drive vendor.
Firmware Level
The firmware version that is currently installed on the drive.
Physical SN
The serial number of the particular drive.
Logical SN
The logical serial number that the library assigns to a drive in a specific
location. This is not the serial number of the particular drive (see Physical SN
in this table). If a drive is replaced by another drive in the same library
location, the logical serial number remains the same. From the host’s
perspective, the replacement drive is the same as the original one. If the logical
serial number addressing feature is disabled for the library, Disabled appears
in this field.
Location
The location of the drive by means of a coordinate system. For information
about location coordinates, see the Scalar i6000 User’s Guide.
Media Type
The type of drive (for example, LTO2 for LTO-2 tape drives).
Interface Type
The type of interface (FC or SCSI).
WWN
For Fibre drives only, the World Wide Name of the drive. This field does not
appear for SCSI drives.
SCSI ID
For SCSI drives only, the SCSI ID of the drive. This field does not appear for
Fibre drives.
Assigned LUN
The assigned logical unit number.
Volser
If a cartridge is loaded in the specified drive, the volume serial number of the
cartridge.
Online Status
The status of the drive (Varied On or Varied Off).
Drive Error Code
For LTO drives only, the drive brick error code. This field does not appear for
Fibre drives. If the drive currently has no errors, “No Error” appears in this
field. If the library is unable to acquire a drive error code, such as when the
robotics are disabled, “Unavailable” appears in this field.
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Element
Description
RAS Status
The status of the drive as reported by the RAS system (for example, Good or
Failed).
Fibre Channel
Loop ID
For Fibre drives only, the loop ID assigned to the drive.
Fibre Channel
Loop ID Mode
For Fibre drives only, the way in which the loop ID is assigned to the drive
(Hard or Soft).
Number of Loads
The number of loads during the drive’s history in this library.
Read Errors
The number of read errors that have occurred during the drive’s history in this
library.
Write Errors
The number of write errors that have occurred during the drive’s history in
this library.
Megabytes Read
The amount of data in megabytes that the drive has read during its history in
this library.
Megabytes
Written
The amount of data in megabytes that the drive has written during its history
in this library.
3 To return to the Drives dialog box, click Cancel.
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Mailing and Saving Drive Logs
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The Get Drive Log button on the Drives dialog box enables you to send
drive logs to e-mail addresses. If you are accessing the LMC from a remote
client, Get Drive Log also enables you to save the information to a ZIP file.
Note
You can mail or save logs from a remote client.
However, you cannot save logs from the library’s
touch screen.
Before you perform the following procedure, you
must make sure that e-mail is appropriately
configured in the LMC so that the library can send
logs to the recipient. For more information about
configuring e-mail, see Configuring E-mail on
page 164.
1 From the Drives dialog box, click Get Drive Log.
The Email or Save Drive Log dialog box appears.
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2 Perform one of the following tasks:
•
To indicate that you want to send the log as an e-mail message to
a recipient, select Email, and then either type an e-mail address
in the Email text box or select an existing address from the dropdown list. You can type a comment in the Comment text box to
send with the log.
•
To indicate that you want to save the log, select Save, and then
either type in the Save text box a path and a file name to which
you want the information saved or click Browse to specify a
location and a file name.
Note
The Save option is available to remote client users
only. It appears grayed out on the touch screen.
3 To send, click OK.
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Cleaning a Drive
Use the Drives dialog box to manually initiate a drive cleaning operation.
When cleaning a drive, you can use cleaning media inserted in the I/E
station or media in an assigned cleaning magazine.
Note
If the host application coordinates drive cleaning,
or if automatic drive cleaning is enabled for the
partition, you do not need to manually initiate a
drive cleaning operation to perform routine
cleaning tasks. In these cases, routine cleaning is
handled by the host application or the library, and
you should manually initiate a drive cleaning
operation only as part of a troubleshooting
procedure.
Before you manually initiate a drive cleaning operation, you must add
cleaning media to the library. (The cleaning media must be appropriate for
the type of drive being cleaned, for example, LTO or DLT.)
There are two ways to add cleaning media to the library:
• Insert cleaning media into the I/E station and close the I/E station
door.
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• Configure drive cleaning by assigning cleaning magazines and
importing cleaning media. (For more information on configuring
drive cleaning, see Configuring Drive Cleaning on page 214.)
After adding cleaning media to the library, manually initiate a drive
cleaning operation.
1 On the menu bar, click Tools→ Drives to display the Drives dialog
box.
2 Click a drive in the list, and then click Clean.
The Clean Drive dialog box appears.
3 Under Cleaning Source, click an option:
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To use cleaning media in an assigned cleaning magazine, click
Use Media in Cleaning Slots.
4 Click OK.
The drive cleaning operation is initiated, and the Clean Drive dialog
box closes. Once the cleaning operation completes, the cleaning
media is returned to the I/E station or assigned cleaning magazine.
Note
Working With
Connectivity
The system does not display a message when the
cleaning operation is completed.
The Connectivity dialog box enables you to do the following:
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• Reset an I/O blade
• Reset the Fibre Channel port on the MCB or a Fibre Channel port on
an I/O blade
• Power cycle an I/O blade
• Visually locate a specific I/O blade in the library
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Tools > Connectivity.
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The Connectivity dialog box appears with the MCB and all I/O
blades in the library listed.
4 To display the ports for a specific blade, click the name of the blade
(MCB or one of the I/O blades).
The following example shows the ports for the MCB and the I/O
blade at location 1,1,1,1,4. (For information about location
coordinates, see Understanding Location Coordinates on page 288.)
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•
To reset either an entire I/O blade, an individual Fibre Channel
port on an I/O blade, or the Fibre Channel port on the MCB, click
the I/O blade or the port to highlight it, and then click Reset.
•
To cycle the power for an I/O blade, click the I/O blade to
highlight it, and then click Power Cycle.
•
To cause the LEDs on an I/O blade to blink rapidly so that you
can easily find it in the library, click the I/O blade to highlight it,
and then click Identify.
When you click Identify, the following dialog box appears.
6 After you find the I/O blade, click Turn Off LED.
Capturing Snapshots
6
The Capture Snapshot command enables you to capture detailed
information about the entire library in a single file and save it to disk or
mail it to technical support. The captured information consists of
configuration data, status information, and trace logs for library
components, including the LMC, the MCB, the CMB, the robotics control
subsystem (RCS), and the I/O blades.
Trace logs collect problem data for up to 72 hours of continuous library
operation. They provide Quantum engineering personnel with vital
library information for troubleshooting and solving problems. You should
capture snapshots when technical support requests them.
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Note
• Because the snapshot requires analysis by
trained Quantum personnel, send captured
snapshots to www.quantum.com/osr when
Quantum requests them.
• Depending on the library configuration,
capturing a snapshot can take as long as 30
minutes and the resulting file size can be large.
Firewall file size limitations could prohibit you
from mailing it.
• You can mail or save snapshots from a remote
client. However, you cannot save snapshots
from the library’s touch screen. You cannot print
snapshots from either the remote client or the
touch screen.
• Because snapshots do not contain binary data,
secure sites allow them to be sent offsite.
• If you want to mail snapshots to e-mail
addresses, you must make sure that e-mail is
appropriately configured in the LMC before you
perform the following procedure so that the
library can send snapshots to the recipient. See
Configuring E-mail on page 164.
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 Make sure that applications are not attempting to access the library.
3 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
4 Click Tools > Capture Snapshot.
The following message appears.
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5 If you want to continue, click Yes.
The Capture Snapshot dialog box appears.
The Standard option captures information about all library
components. The Extended option captures a greater amount of
detailed information.
6 Select Standard or Extended, and then click Send.
The Email, Save or Print Table dialog box appears.
7 Perform one of the following tasks:
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message to a recipient, select Email, and then either type an email address in the Email text box or select an existing e-mail
address from the Email drop-down list. You can type a comment
in the Comment text box to send with the snapshot.
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•
Typically, you should send the snapshot to
Quantum technical support (www.quantum.com/
support) when requested to do so.
To indicate that you want to save the snapshot, select Save, and
then either type in the Save text box a path and a file name to
which you want the snapshot saved or click Browse to specify a
location and a file name.
Note
The Save option is available to remote client users
only. It appears grayed out on the touch screen.
8 To send, click OK.
Updating Library
Software
6
To download library software to the library and perform various update
operations, you can use the Update Software command to access the
Update Software Wizard.
Note
This process may take 30 to 45 minutes.
Library software update files contain updates for one or more of the
following library components:
• Management control blade (MCB)
• Robotics control unit (RCU)
• Control management blade (CMB)
• I/O blades
• Ethernet Control blade (EEB)
• Power and control subsystem (PIP) for blades
• Drive sleds
• Individual drive firmware image files contain updates for specific
types of drives.
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Before you can update the library with a library software update file, you
must use the Update Software Wizard to download the file to the MCB.
You can use the Update Software Wizard to perform the following
operations:
• Install new library software (including downloading and installing
software)
• Reinstall the currently installed library software package
• Roll back library software to a previously installed package
You can perform all update operations while viewing the physical library.
However, if you are viewing a partition, the only operations that are
available to you is updating drive firmware (by using either firmware
images or update tapes) for drives within the partition.
You can perform update operations from either the library’s touch screen
or a remote client on a remote host computer, with one exception. You
cannot download images form the local touch screen.
During the software update process, the MCB distributes the various parts
of the software package to the proper library components. The MCB also
keeps track of the software components it updates so that you can roll
those components back to a previous version.
After the library finishes installing new library software or rolling back
library software to a previously installed level, the library automatically
restarts. Any necessary autoleveling of library components begins after
the library powers up and discovers library components.
CAUTION
As a result of restore, rescue, or revert operations,
the library shuts down. You must have physical
access to the library to bring the library back up.
If you are performing a restore, rescue, or revert
operation using remote access, the library will
remain shut down until the library is directly
powered back on.
If you choose to reinstall the currently installed software package, the
robotics control unit (RCU), picker, and drive sleds are updated.
Therefore, the library does not restart after the reinstallation process
completes. The reinstallation procedure should be run only under specific
circumstances. For more information, see Rolling Back to the Previous
Build Package on page 395.
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Note
Rollback and reinstallation of current package
options are viable recovery steps during a failed
firmware upgrade, however these features should
not be used as troubleshooting tools.
Accessing the Update Software Wizard
6
The Update Software Wizard gives you access to all of the library’s
software update operations.
Note
Before performing a software upgrade, we
recommend that you shut down and restart the
library.
1 Log on as service.
2 You can access the Update Software Wizard while viewing either the
physical library or a partition. From the View menu, click the name
of the physical library or the appropriate partition.
3 Click Tools > Update Software.
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The Update Software Wizard dialog box appears.
This dialog box explains the operations you can perform by using the
Update Software Wizard.
4 If you are ready to proceed, click Next. If you are not ready to
proceed, click Cancel.
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The Select Library Software Package for Installation dialog box
appears.
The remaining procedures in this section start with the Library
System Software Update dialog box.
Installing New Library Software
6
To update your library software, you must download a new library
software package to the library’s management control blade (MCB) from
the remote client’s file system, and then install the downloaded software.
You can perform the library software update from either the library’s
touch screen or a remote client, but you must perform the software
download to the MCB from a remote client.
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Note
Note
Some upgrades will not be download upgrades but
instead CF (compact flash) swap upgrades.
If you are accessing the LMC using the remote
client application, be aware that after you update
the library software and the library restarts, you
will not be able to view the LMC from the remote
client application. You must update the client
software to match the version of software you
installed on the library.
Downloading a New Library Software Package
6
Before you install a new library software package, you must download the
package to the library’s MCB from the remote client’s file system. You
must perform the download from a remote client.
Note
Before you begin the following procedure, make
sure that you have obtained the new library
software package from Quantum and placed it in
an accessible location on your laptop.
1 On the Library System Software Update dialog box, click Download
New Package.
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The Software Update dialog box appears.
2 Navigate to the location of the software file (with a .pkg extension)
you want to download, click the file to highlight it, and then click
Open.
The Operation in Progress screen appears displaying the progress of
the download.
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The download process copies the software file from the remote file
system to the library’s MCB. When the download process completes,
the Library System Software Update dialog box appears again with
the Install downloaded package option automatically selected.
The version number of the software package appears at the end of the
Install downloaded package option.
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Installing a New Library Software Package
After you download the new library software package, you are ready to
install it from either the library’s touch screen or a remote client. This
procedure assumes that you are working from a remote client.
1 On the Library System Software Update dialog box, select Install
downloaded package.
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Note
If you downloaded a software package and then
began this procedure without closing the Update
Software Wizard - Library System Software
Update dialog box, Install downloaded package is
already selected.
2 Click Next.
The estimated time for the installation is displayed.
3 Click Install.
A warning message appears asking you to take the library offline.
4 Click Yes.
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Note
The library automatically logs off other users so
that they cannot perform library operations while
the library software update operation is in
progress.
The Update Software Summary window appears asking if you want
to continue.
5 Click Yes.
The Software Update Progress screen appears displaying the
progress of the installation.
Real-time progress information appears under Progress Summary in
the Description and Status columns.
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Note
During the update, the Abort button appears
dimmed and is unavailable. Do not interrupt the
update process before it is completed. Interrupting
the update process might cause the library to
become unusable until its software is restored.
Once 100% success has been achieved for all components, the library
is shutdown. This process could take several minutes.
6 Once complete, the Software Update Progress screen appears, click
OK.
The Attention message appears informing you that the software
update was successful, the library will be rebooting, and that you
have been automatically logged off from the system.
Note
If the software update was not successful, a RAS
ticket is generates. Resolve all RAS tickets and
begin the software update process again.
7 Click OK.
The message Library is being shutdown... appears.
This action may take a few minutes.
The Operation in Progress screen appears.
8 Log off the remote browser and log in again once the library has
completed its reboot process.
9 Click Help > About. Validate that the components reflect the correct
firmware version.
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Reinstalling Current Library Software
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The reinstall feature enables you to re-establish the installation of the
library software that is currently active on the MCB to the various remote
devices, such as the RCU, I/O blades, and the CMB. Perform this
procedure if either of the following situations has occurred:
• The compact flash on the MCB has been replaced, the library
software on it is now at a different level, and you want to invoke the
level that is on the MCB compact flash
• The RCU has been replaced and you want to bring it to the level that
is on the MCB
1 On the Library System Software Update dialog box, select Reinstall
current package.
2 Click Next.
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The Update Software Wizard dialog box appears.
3 Click Install.
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receive a message that asks you whether
you want to take it offline. Click Yes.
• The library automatically logs off other
users so that they cannot perform
library operations while the library
software update operation is in
progress.
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The Software Update Progress dialog box appears.
Real-time progress information appears under Progress Summary in
the Description and Status columns.
CAUTION
Note
During the update, the Abort button appears
dimmed and is unavailable. Do not interrupt the
update process before it is completed.
Interrupting the update process might cause the
library to become unusable until its software is
restored.
The components that already have the correct
version loaded will transition to a “Success” status
quickly during the reinstall process.
4 After the update process completes, click OK.
Within approximately a minute after completing the update process,
the RCU restarts.
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CAUTION
Note
Do not perform any library operations until the
RCU is completely restarted.
Before the RCU is restarted, the main menu
Activity panel displays the message “WARNING:
The Robotics is not Enabled”. This message
indicates that the RCU is not yet ready. When the
RCU is ready, the message disappears.
5 Bring the physical library online.
a From the LMC, click Operations > Change Mode.
b Select Online, and then click OK.
6 Click Help > About. Validate that the components reflect the correct
firmware version.
Rolling Back to the Previous Build Package
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1 On the Library System Software Update dialog box, select Rollback
to package.
2 Click Next.
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The Update Software Wizard dialog box appears.
3 Click Install.
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receive a message that asks you whether
you want to take it offline. Click Yes.
• The library automatically logs off other
users so that they cannot perform
library operations while the library
software update operation is in
progress.
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The Software Update Progress dialog box appears.
Real-time progress information appears under Progress Summary in
the Description and Status columns.
CAUTION
During the update, the Abort button appears
dimmed and is unavailable. Do not interrupt the
update process before it is completed.
Interrupting the update process might cause the
library to become unusable until its software is
restored.
4 After the update process completes, click OK.
Within approximately a minute after completing the update process,
the RCU restarts.
CAUTION
Do not perform any library operations until the
RCU is completely restarted.
5 Bring the physical library online.
a From the LMC, click Operations > Change Mode.
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b Select Online, and then click OK.
6 Click Help > About. Validate that the components reflect the correct
firmware version.
Updating Drive
Firmware
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Before you install a new drive firmware image, you must download it to
the library’s MCB from the remote client’s file system. You must perform
the download from a remote client.
It is important to make sure that the library is running the appropriate
level of drive firmware, compatible with the drive type. To determine the
appropriate drive firmware, see the library’s Release Notes or contact
Quantum technical support. If you want to update drive firmware by
using I/O blades or Ether Expansion Blades (EEB), perform the procedure
in this section. Drives that are not attached to I/O blades or Ethernet
Expansion Blades must be updated by using update tapes.
You can perform drive firmware updates from either the library’s touch
screen or a remote client, but you must perform drive firmware
downloads from a remote client.
Note
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If you are viewing a partition, you can only set up
update drive firmware for drives within the
partition.
Before you begin the following procedure, make
sure that you have obtained the new drive
firmware image from Quantum and placed it in an
accessible location on your laptop.
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You can use the Update Drive Firmware command from the Tools menu
to update drive brick firmware on one or more drives by using either
update tapes or drive firmware images that you have downloaded to the
library. This section includes the following subsections:
• Accessing the Update Drive Firmware Dialog Box on page 399.
• Downloading New Drive Firmware on page 401
• Updating Drive Firmware Using Firmware Images on page 403
• Updating Drive Firmware Using Update Tapes on page 406
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Accessing the Update Drive Firmware Dialog Box
Note
Before performing a firmware upgrade, we
recommend that you shut down and restart the
library.
1 Log on as service.
2 You can access the Update Drive Firmware dialog box while viewing
either the physical library or a partition. From the View menu, click
the name of the physical library or the appropriate partition.
CAUTION
If you are viewing a partition, drive firmware
update operations affect drives that are within
the partition only.
3 Click Tools > Update Drive Firmware.
If the physical library or the partition you are viewing is not offline,
you receive a message that asks you whether you want to take it
offline.
4 Click Yes.
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The Update Drive Firmware dialog box appears.
From the Update Drive Firmware dialog box, you can update drive
firmware by using either update tapes or drive firmware images that you
have downloaded to the library. The table lists all drives in the library or,
if you are currently viewing a partition, all drives in the partition. The
Manage Images button enables you to download new drive firmware
images to the library or delete drive firmware images that the library
currently stores. Drive images that are currently stored on the library are
listed in the drop-down list in the Select Firmware File area.
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To update drive firmware by using downloaded firmware images,
proceed to Updating Drive Firmware Using Firmware Images on page 403
below. To update drive firmware by using update tapes, proceed to
Updating Drive Firmware Using Update Tapes on page 406.
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Downloading New Drive Firmware
Before you install a new drive firmware image, you must download it to
the library’s MCB from the remote client’s file system. You must perform
the download from a remote client.
Note
Before you begin the following procedure, make
sure that you have obtained the new drive
firmware image from Quantum and placed it in an
accessible location on your laptop.
1 On the Update Drive Firmware dialog box, click Manage Images.
The Manage Drive Firmware Images dialog box appears.
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The library has enough space for 20 MB (with a maximum of 8
images) of drive firmware images. If the check box for a drive
firmware image is clear, you can delete the image by clicking it to
highlight it, and then clicking Delete.
2 To download a new drive firmware image, click Download.
The Select firmware image file to download dialog box appears.
3 Navigate to the location of the drive firmware image file (with either
a .drv, .fmr, .E, or .img extension) you want to download, and then
click the image file to highlight it.
4 Click Open.
The download process copies the drive firmware image from the
remote file system to the MCB. After the download process finishes,
the drive firmware image file is added to the list on the Manage
Drive Firmware Images dialog box.
5 On the Manage Drive Firmware Images dialog box, click Close.
The Update Drive Firmware dialog box appears again.
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Updating Drive Firmware Using Firmware Images
CAUTION
CAUTION
If you are viewing a partition, drive firmware
update operations affect drives that are within
the partition only.
• Before you update drive firmware during this
procedure, make sure that tapes are not
mounted in any of the drives. If tapes are
mounted in drives during the update process,
the library loses knowledge of the cartridge
home cell in storage, resulting in library and
host inventory issues.
• If you load a firmware image onto a drive that
is the same version that is currently running on
the drive, the upgrade will fail.
• If host reservations exist on drives, remove
prior to initiating drive code changes.
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1 On the Update Drive Firmware dialog box, select Firmware Image.
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listed, since drives not connected to I/O Blades can
be updated using FMR Tapes. Refer to Updating
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2 In the left-most column of the table under the Update Method area,
select one or more check boxes that correspond to drives that you
want to update with the same drive firmware image. Use the
following rules to select drives:
•
Do not select drives that are currently loaded.
•
If you select more than one drive, make sure that they are all of
the same drive type.
•
Click Select All to select all drives. (All drives must be of the
same drive type.)
Note
You can only perform firmware update for drives
of the same product, like HP or IBM for example,
and type, for example LTO-4 or LTO-5.
3 From the drop-down list in the Select Firmware File area, click the
drive firmware image you want to use to update the drives you
selected.
CAUTION
The drop-down list includes all drive firmware
images that are currently stored on the library,
regardless of drive type. Be careful to select a
drive firmware image that is compatible with the
type of drive that you want to update. See the
library’s Release Notes for compatibility
information or contact Quantum technical
support.
4 Click Start.
Note
The library automatically logs off other users so
that they cannot perform library operations while
the drive firmware update operation is in progress.
The library updates the firmware on each selected drive.
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Updating Drive Firmware Using Update Tapes
It is important to verify that the library firmware version is compatible
with the new drive firmware version. To determine the appropriate drive
firmware, see the library’s Release Notes or contact Quantum technical
support. If you need to update drive firmware by using update tapes,
perform the following procedure.
Note
If you are viewing a partition, drive firmware
update operations affect drives that are within the
partition only, and uses the I/E slots within the
partition. If you are viewing the physical library,
drive firmware update operations affect all drives.
1 Write down the Barcode number on the tape before inserting it into
the I/E Station.
2 From the 'Physical Library' view, insert the firmware tape(s) into any
I/E station slots in the library.
Note
If you are in the “Logical Library” view, insert the
firmware tape(s) into I/E slots belonging to the
partition of the current 'Logical Library' view.
3 On the Update Drive Firmware dialog box, select FMR Tape.
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The Select Firmware Tapes dialog box appears.
4 Select the tape cartridges you want to use for the firmware update by
checking the check boxes in the media table, and click OK.
Note
You can perform a firmware update only for drives
of the same product (such as HP or IBM), and type
(such as LTO-4 or LTO-5).
5 Click Start.
A message Updating do not power cycle the drive is displayed
above the drive table in red.
CAUTION
Do not power cycle the drive.
The Status column in the drive table displays the status of the update.
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CAUTION
Teaching the Library
(Configuration and
Calibration)
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The drive firmware image must be compatible
with the drives that you will update with it. For
more information, see the Customer Service Web
site.
The Teach command enables you to update the library’s stored
configuration and calibration information. Use this command after you
replace a library component or whenever you need to assess the library’s
physical configuration (such as the number of modules and I/E stations,
the locations of storage magazines and drives, and the types of media
used in the library) or the position and alignment of library components.
You can configure the library to automatically perform the full teach
routine (configuration and calibration) whenever the library’s power is
cycled. For more information, see Setting Up Policies for the Physical
Library on page 159.
Running Configuration Teach
6
Starting the configuration teach process causes the library to assess its
contents, gathering information as follows:
• Number of modules
• Types of media
• Storage magazine locations
• Number of I/E stations and magazine type
• Types of drives
• Drive locations
If you change the library’s physical configuration in any of these areas,
you should initiate the configuration teach process (for example, when
you add or remove storage or remove storage to add another component.
The library will automatically perform a configuration teach, calibration
teach, and inventory when an expansion module is added.
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The library automatically performs an inventory
after it completes the configuration teach process.
Note
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Tools > Teach.
Note
If the physical library is not offline, you receive a
message that asks you whether you want to take it
offline. Click Yes.
The Teach dialog box appears.
Configure is already selected by default.
4 Click Start.
During the configuration teach process, the picker moves to each
storage magazine, I/E magazine, and drive in the library and stores
information about them. Teach results appear in the Results text box
when the process completes. If the configuration teach process
completes successfully, the Teach dialog box could close
automatically.
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Running Calibration Teach
Starting the calibration teach process causes the library to assess the
position and alignment of various library components through the use of
calibration targets. Use this process to avoid cartridge-handling problems
caused by rack, drive, or I/E station misalignments.
Rack alignment calibration targets are tabs that are located on two special
magazines in each drive-side and door-side storage rack. I/E station
targets are small square holes that are located at the top and bottom of the
I/E station. Whenever you perform work on the library that could affect
the position of rack, drive, or I/E station calibration targets, even slightly,
you should initiate the calibration teach process.
Note
When the library reaches 20,000 moves after the
last calibration occurred, and if then the library is
rebooted or an access door is closed, the library
automatically recalibrates itself.
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Tools > Teach.
Note
If the physical library is not offline, you receive a
message that asks you whether you want to take it
offline. Click Yes.
The Teach dialog box appears with Configure selected by default.
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4 Select Calibrate.
5 Click Start.
During the calibration teach process, the picker moves to the home
position, which is X-Y coordinate position 0,0. Then, for each rack of
each module, the picker moves to a magazine at the top and one at
the bottom and stores those positions in coordinates relative to the 0,0
position. Teach results appear in the Results area when the process
completes. If the calibration teach process completes successfully, the
Teach dialog box could close automatically.
Note
Saving and Restoring
Library Configuration
6
Use the Physical Library command on the Setup
menu to disable or enable automatic inventory
after a calibration teach. For more information
about this command, seeSetting Up Policies for the
Physical Library on page 159.
The library’s save and restore capabilities enable you to save a remote or
local copy of configuration settings for the library’s drives, I/O blades,
and partitions, including the allocation of drives, storage magazines, and
I/E station magazines to each partition. If the library’s current
configuration becomes lost or unstable, you can use the LMC to apply the
locally or remotely saved configuration image, which eliminates the need
to reconfigure the entire library to bring it back to its original state.
The Save and Restore Library Configuration dialog box enables you to:
• Save a library’s configuration settings as a remotely or locally stored
image
• Restore, revert, or rescue the library by applying a remotely or locally
stored image of a library’s configuration settings
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the library shuts down. You must have physical
access to the library to bring the library back up.
If you are performing a restore, rescue, or revert
operation using remote access, the library will
remain shut down until the library is directly
powered back on.
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Types of Configuration Image Files
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There are three types of configuration images that correspond to the
Restore, Rescue, and Revert commands:
• The restore image is stored on a remote file system and is created any
time you use the Save command. You might restore the library’s
configuration, for example, if the library’s locally saved configuration
is lost because the compact flash memory on the Management
Control Blade (MCB) is replaced. Because of the image's remote
location, the Save and Restore commands are available only through
the remote client.
• The rescue image is stored locally on the library’s file system and is
created any time you use the Save Rescue command. You might
rescue the library’s configuration, for example, if the library becomes
unstable due to a configuration change and you want to roll back the
library’s configuration settings to a previous state. The Save Rescue
and Rescue commands are available from both the remote client and
the library’s touch screen. You also have the option to save the rescue
image when you save the remote restore image.
• The revert image is automatically created and stored locally as the
first step of any restore or rescue operation. The Revert command is
available from both the remote client and the local touch screen.
When to Save the Library Configuration
6
Even though you can choose to save the library configuration at any time,
the library prompts you to save in certain situations. Specifically, the
library prompts you to save whenever you change configuration settings
in the following areas:
• User accounts
• RAS event notifications
• E-mail setup
Other configuration changes that the library detects cause the library to
generate warning tickets for the Control subsystem. This causes a warning
icon to appear on the Control system status button. Be aware that if a more
serious unresolved ticket already exists in that status group, the warning
ticket is generated, but no notification is sent until the more serious
problem ticket is resolved or closed.
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CAUTION
Changes to hardware, such as removing drives or
I/O blades, do not prompt you to save, either by
means of messages or warning tickets. Therefore,
it is important to save the configuration image
after a hardware configuration change.
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Use the Save command to save a library configuration restore image on a
remote file system. To make sure that the image captures all library
configuration changes, save the image often.
1 Log on as an administrator from the remote client. The Save
command is not available from the library’s touch screen.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Tools > Save/Restore.
The Save and Restore Library Configuration dialog box appears.
4 Click Save.
5 Using the file chooser dialog box, specify a path to a directory on
your remote file system in which to save the restore image. You only
need to specify the path because the MCB determines the image file
name.
6 To proceed, click Open.
The library prompts you to decide whether you want to write over
the current rescue image that is stored locally on the library.
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7 Click Yes.
The rescue image timestamp that appears on the Save and Restore
Library Configuration dialog box will be updated to indicate that the
file has changed.
If no rescue image exists, the library prompts you to decide if you
want to generate one.
If the save operation succeeds, a message appears that indicates the
name of the image file that was saved to the remote file system. If the
save operation does not succeed, a message appears that describes
the error that occurred.
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Saving a Local Rescue Image
Use the Save Rescue command to save a library configuration rescue
image locally on the library’s file system. To make sure that the image
captures all library configuration changes, you should save the image
often.
1 Log on as an administrator from the remote client or from the
library’s touch screen.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Tools > Save/Restore.
The Save and Restore Library Configuration dialog box appears.
4 Click Save Rescue.
The save rescue operation starts.
If the save rescue image operation succeeds, a message appears that
indicates that the rescue image file was saved to the library file
system. The rescue image timestamp displayed on the Save and
Restore Library Configuration dialog box will be updated to
indicate that the file has changed.
If the save rescue operation does not succeed, a message appears that
describes the error that occurred.
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Restoring Library Configuration
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Use the Restore command to restore a library using a configuration image
that is saved on a remote file system.
If library configuration has occurred since the last time the image was
saved, those changes will be lost when the older configuration is restored.
The restore operation will succeed, but you will then need to reconfigure
the library, including the partitions and mappings. Therefore, it is
important to save the local rescue and/or remote restore image
periodically, especially following hardware configuration changes.
CAUTION
Be cautious if you plan to use a saved library
configuration image that is out of date. You
might restore configuration information that
you do not want, such as former passwords,
partitions, mappings, and hardware
configurations.
1 Log on as an administrator from the remote client. The Restore
command is not available from the library’s touch screen.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Tools > Save/Restore.
The Save and Restore Library Configuration dialog box appears.
4 Click Restore.
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Note
If the library is not offline, you receive a message
that asks you whether you want to take it offline.
Click Yes.
5 Using the file chooser dialog box, locate the restore image file on the
remote file system.
6 When you have located the file and are ready to proceed, click Open.
Note
Because the management control blade (MCB)
determines the name of the restore image file, you
might not know the file name when you are
searching for it on the remote file system. The file
name always includes the library serial number,
date stamp, and time stamp, in that order and
separated by underscores.
An example file name might look like this:
213100020_2004-02-18_13.23.47.tar.gz
The serial number encoded in the image file must
match the library serial number. A serial number
mismatch will result in an message and the
operation will not continue.
When image file compatibility has been established, the library
reboots itself and continues with restoring the configuration. The
reset operation could take minutes to complete. If you are near the
library and can see the library’s touch screen, normal behavior is
when two “working” messages appear and the touch screen goes
dark when the LMC server restarts. From the remote client, a
message appears that indicates that the LMC server is reconnecting to
the client. After it reconnects, the LMC server performs a discovery.
If the restore operation succeeds, a message appears that indicates
that the operation succeeded.
If the restore operation fails at any point, the library generates a RAS
ticket that contains details about the failure. Perform a revert or
rescue operation to return the library to a stable configuration.
7 After the restore operation has completed on the library, close and
restart the remote client.
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8 If you have not done so already, make sure that the robotics are
enabled and bring the library back online so that data input and
output can continue.
Rescuing Library Configuration
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Use the Rescue command to restore a library using the configuration
rescue image that is saved locally on the library’s file system.
CAUTION
Be cautious if you plan to use a saved library
configuration image that is out of date. You might
restore configuration information that you do not
want, such as former passwords, partitions,
mappings, and hardware configurations.
If library configuration has occurred since the last time the image was
saved, those changes will be lost when the older configuration is restored.
The restore operation will succeed, but you will then need to reconfigure
the library, including the partitions and mappings. Therefore, it is
important to save the local rescue and/or remote restore image
periodically, especially following hardware configuration changes.
1 Log on as an administrator from the remote client. The Restore
command is not available from the library’s touch screen.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Tools > Save/Restore.
The Save and Restore Library Configuration dialog box appears.
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4 Click Rescue.
Note
If the library is not offline, you receive a message
that asks you whether you want to take it offline.
Click Yes.
5 At the prompt, make sure that all data input and output has stopped.
Click Yes to continue.
When the system determines that it can reconfigure the library using
the saved image, a message dialog box appears that informs you that
the library will reboot itself. The reset could take minutes to
complete. If you are near the library and can see the library’s touch
screen, normal behavior is when two “working” messages appear
and the touch screen goes dark when the LMC server restarts. From
the remote client, a message appears that indicates that the LMC
server is reconnecting to the client. After it reconnects, the LMC
server performs a discovery.
As the MCB reboots, the I/O blades, MCB, LMC server, and robotics
control unit (RCU) change to the configuration settings stored in the
rescue image. Each I/O blade is also reset.
When the LMC has restarted, reconnected, and completed its
discovery operation, a message appears that indicates that the library
has been restored to its previous configuration.
If the operation succeeds, a message appears that indicates that the
operation completed successfully.
If the operation fails at any point, the library generates a RAS ticket
that contains details about the failure. Perform a revert or rescue
operation to return the library to a stable configuration.
6 If you have not done so already, make sure that the robotics are
enabled and bring the library back online so that data input and
output can recommence.
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Reverting Library Configuration
In the event that either a restore or rescue operation fails before
completion and the library becomes unstable, the Revert command
provides a way to roll back any library configuration changes that might
have occurred during the operation. The Revert command is unavailable
if no revert image is saved. On a new library, no revert image exists until
a restore or rescue operation is attempted for the first time.
1 Log on as an administrator from the remote client or from the
library’s touch screen.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Tools > Save/Restore.
The Save and Restore Library Configuration dialog box appears.
4 Click Revert.
Note
If the library is not offline, you receive a message
that asks you whether you want to take it offline.
Click Yes.
5 At the prompt, check whether all library data input and output has
stopped. To continue, click Yes.
When the system determines that it can reconfigure the library using
the saved image, a message dialog box appears that informs you that
the library will reboot itself. The reset could take minutes to
complete. If you are near the library and can see the library’s touch
screen, normal behavior is when two “working” messages appear
and the touch screen goes dark when the LMC server restarts.
As the MCB reboots, the I/O blades, MCB, LMC server, and robotics
control unit (RCU) change to the configuration settings stored in the
rescue image. Each I/O blade is also reset.
When the LMC has restarted, reconnected, and completed its
discovery operation, a message appears that indicates that the library
has been restored to its previous configuration.
If the operation succeeds, a message appears that indicates that the
library has been restored to its previous configuration.
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If the operation fails at any point, the library generates a RAS ticket
that provides that contains details about the failure. Perform a revert
or rescue to return the library to a stable configuration.
6 If you have not done so already, make sure that the robotics are
enabled and bring the library back online so that data input and
output can recommence.
Viewing the Drive
Resource Utilization
Reports
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The Drive Resource Utilization Reporting (DRUR) feature enables you to
view and manage your tape drive resources. The data provided through
DRUR can help you determine the proper work load distribution
between the drives in your library. DRUR provides you with up to twelve
months of historical data for each SN drive installed, and includes MB
read and written, mounts, and media motion time.
Note
The DRUR feature requires a license key to use. For
more information, seeEnabling Licenses on
page 110.
You can view the DRUR data in summary reports and graphs, which you
can then export from the library into a PDF document. You also can export
and save the data as comma delimited text files (.csv). A .csv file is a plain
text file that stores basic database-style information in a simple format,
with one record on each line, and each field within that record separated
by a comma.
DRUR data is based on the actual drive serial number (SN), not the logical
drive serial number. The data tracked and reported through the DRUR
feature is data that has been accumulated while the drive SN has been
installed in the library.
Note
You can e-mail, save, or print reports from a
remote client. However, you cannot save or print
reports from the library’s touch screen.
1 Log on as administrator.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 From the Tools menu, click Reports→ Drive Utilization.
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The Report Criteria dialog box appears.
4 In the Report Criteria dialog box, you can use the following criteria
filters to view and export specific data:
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Current Month
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Last Month
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Last 3 Months
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Last 6 Months
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Last 12 months
Grouping
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All Drives by Coordinate: Presents the sum total of all
attributes for all drives in the library.
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All Drives by Physical SN: Presents the sum total of all
attributes for all drives according to the physical drive SN.
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•
•
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All Partitions: Presents a comparison of all drives grouped by
partition in the physical library.
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Selected Drive by Coordinate: Graph is based on an
individual drive according to the library system coordinates.
For example, 1,1,1,1,1,1.
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Selected Drive by Physical SN: Graph is based on an
individual physical drive SN.
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Selected Partition: Graph is based on an individual partition
in the physical library.
Attribute
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Data Written/Read
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Mount Count
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Media Motion Hours
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Total Read and Write
Type
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Rollup: A device x-axis for the display of attributes by drive
or library.
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Trend: A time scale x-axis for the display of the trend of the
particular attribute.
Chart
5 Choose from the following charts to visually display your data:
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Bar
•
Bar 3D
•
Line
•
Stacked Area
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Stacked Bar
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Stacked Bar 3D
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to send the data in .csv file format.
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To save the data, select Save. In the Save text box, type the path
and file name, or click Browse to select a save location.
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7 Click OK.
8 To view a report according to the criteria selected, click View.
The report appears graphically according to the type of chart you selected.
9 To view the next page of the report, click the Next icon on the toolbar.
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10 In the report viewer, you can perform the following tasks:
a To save the report as an Adobe® Portable Document Format
(PDF) file, click the Adobe PDF icon on the toolbar.
b In the Saving Report to PDF dialog box, enter the appropriate
information, and then click Confirm to convert the report into a
PDF file.
c To print the report, click the Print icon on the toolbar.
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Saving a Report Template
If you frequently generate the Drive Resource Utilization Report with the
same set of report criteria, save the criteria as a template. Loading the
template recalls the saved report criteria and lets you quickly generate a
report based on the saved criteria.
1 On the menu bar, click Tools→ Reports→ Drive Utilization.
The Report Criteria dialog box appears.
2 Under Specify Report Criteria, click criteria options in the lists to
customize the content and appearance of the Drive Resource
Utilization Report.
3 Under Templates, click Save.
4 Type a name for the template, and then click OK.
The template appears in the list under Templates.
5 To load the saved report criteria at a later time, click the template in
the list, and then click View to generate the report.
6 To close the Report Criteria dialog box, click Cancel.
Setting Up Advanced
Reporting Options
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Reports let you see information about your library at a glance, and help
you identify trends and changes over time. You can manually generate
reports as needed. In addition, if the advanced reporting options feature
is licensed for your library, the LMC can automatically generate reports
and e-mail them to designated recipients at specified times.
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The Advanced reporting feature is available via
remote access only.
The LMC can automatically generate and e-mail the following reports:
• Drive Utilization Report
• Tickets Report
• Media Integrity Analysis Report
To automatically generate reports, set up one or more scheduled jobs
using advanced reporting options. You can specify when and how often
the report is generated, what report templates are used, and which
e-mail recipients receive the report. You can also edit and delete scheduled
jobs.
Note
To automatically send reports to recipients, the
library must be configured for sending e-mail. For
more information, see Configuring E-mail on
page 164.
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Saving Report Criteria Templates
To schedule a job for a report, that report must have at least one template.
A template is a saved set of report criteria that customize the content and
appearance of a report.
Before setting up advanced reporting options, use the Report Criteria
dialog box to save one or more templates for each report you want to
automatically generate.
1 On the menu bar, click Tools > Reports, and then click Drive
Utilization, Tickets, LUN Mapping, or Media (Integrity Analysis,
Usage, or Security).
The Report Criteria dialog box appears.
2 Under Specify Report Criteria, click criteria options in the lists to
customize the content and appearance of the report.
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For more information about choosing report criteria, seGenerating
Media Integrity Analysis Reports on page 65, Generating the Tickets
Report on page 76, or Viewing the Drive Resource Utilization
Reports on page 420.
3 Under Templates, click Save.
4 Type a name for the template, and then click OK.
The template appears in the list under Templates.
5 To close the Report Criteria dialog box, click Cancel.
Scheduling a New Job
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To set up a report to be automatically generated, first schedule a new job,
and then set job options.
1 On the menu bar, click Tools > Reports > Reporting Options.
The Reporting Options dialog box appears.
2 Click New.
The Create New Job dialog box appears with the Calendar tab
selected.
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Under Start Date, click the day, month, and year when you want
the report to be generated for the first time. (The current date is
selected by default.)
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Under Specify the Hour to Run, click the value that corresponds
to the time of day when you want the report to be generated.
(The values in the list correspond to a 24-hour clock. For
example, 0 is midnight, 10 is 10:00 a.m., and 20 is 8:00 p.m.)
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(Optional) Select the Recurring Job check box, and then under
Frequency click how often you want the report to be generated.
4 Click the Reports tab, and then add one or more reports to the job.
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template in the templates list. Click Add to add the report to the
job. (You can add more than one report to a job.)
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If you need to remove a report from a job, click the report, and
then click Remove.
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If there are no templates available for the report you choose, you
need to save a template for the report before you can schedule a
job. For more information on saving a template, seeSaving Report
Criteria Templates on page 425.
5 Click the Recipients tab, and then add one or more e-mail recipients
to the job.
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click Add. (You can add more than one recipient to a job.)
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If you need to remove a recipient from a job, click the recipient,
and then click Remove.
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6 Click OK.
The new job appears in the list of scheduled jobs. The LMC will
generate the report at the specified time and send it to the designated
e-mail recipients.
Note
If a yellow caution icon appears next to a
scheduled job on the Reporting Options dialog
box, it means there is a problem with the job. For
example, the date for the job might be in the past.
To correct the problem, edit the job to change job
options. For more information about editing
scheduled jobs, see Editing Scheduled Jobs on
page 429.
7 Click Close to close the Reporting Options dialog box.
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Editing Scheduled Jobs
If you need to make changes to a scheduled job, edit it to change job
options. You can change any job options, such as the date, time, report
template, or e-mail recipients.
1 On the menu bar, click Tools > Reports > Reporting Options.
The Reporting Options dialog box appears.
2 Under Scheduled Jobs, click the job you want to change, and then
click Edit.
The Edit Job dialog box appears.
3 Change job options as needed on the Calendar, Reports, and
Recipients tabs.
4 Click OK.
5 Click Close to close the Reporting Options dialog box.
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and it is not a recurring job, the report will not be
generated. To correct this problem, edit the
scheduled job and choose a start date that is in the
future.
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Deleting Scheduled Jobs
If you no longer need a scheduled job, delete it.
1 On the menu bar, click Tools > Reports > Reporting Options.
The Reporting Options dialog box appears.
2 Under Scheduled Jobs, click the job you want to delete, and then
click Delete.
A dialog box appears asking if you are sure you want to delete the
selected job.
3 Click Yes.
The job is deleted from the list of scheduled jobs.
4 Click Close to close the Reporting Options dialog box.
Working With Verification
Tests
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A collection of verification tests are available to assist you or a customer
service engineer (CSE) in determining whether the library is properly
installed, configured, and operational. Running the tests is an important
part of ensuring that the system is working correctly.
Note
Because resolving an issue often involves complex
technical procedures, such as removing and
replacing FRUs, and because verification tests
often require preparation and trained
interpretation of results, it is recommended that a
CSE perform the tests.
There are three types of verification test that help diagnose problems with
the library:
• Installation verification test
• Partial system tests
• FRU operation tests
The verification tests provide the following:
• Fully automated tests
• Tests to determine marginality of installation
• Detailed problem analysis
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• Full system tests or individual field replaceable unit (FRU) tests
• Logs of installation and configuration tests
• Graphical reports showing passed, marginal, and failed results
• No affect to integrity of data
To perform these tests, the accessor assembly must be ready and
functional, and the library must be powered on. In addition, the library
must be in an offline state, and at least one scratch tape must be inserted
in the I/E station.
Test Descriptions
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This section describes the verification tests that are available.
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Installation Verification Test
The installation verification test enables you to verify that the library’s
installation and configuration is complete and functioning correctly. The
installation verification test runs the following individual tests:
• Library alignment test
• Picker assembly test
• I/E station assembly test
• Get/Put test
• Scanner fiducial test
The smaller library configuration will require about 1 hour and the larger
configurations will require as long as 6 hours to run the installation
verification test. The time to complete individual tests on an eight-frame
configuration is approximately:
• Library alignment test - 30 minutes
• Picker assembly test - 1 minute
• I/E station assembly test - 5 minutes for each 24 slot I/E station
• Get/Put test - 120 minutes
• Scanner fiducial test - 75 minutes
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Partial System Tests
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The partial system tests perform the selected subtests to test an area or
range of the library configuration. The selectable tests include:
• Frame test - This test includes the same individual tests as the
installation verification test, but enables you to specify a range of
modules rather than testing all modules.
• Configuration test - This test includes the picker assembly and
scanner fiducial tests.
Both tests enable you to select a range of modules and racks to test. For
example, if you have a four-module library, you can select to test only
modules 3 and 4. The frame test performs the same operations as the
installation verification test, except there are frame and rack range
parameters available.
FRU Operational Tests
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The FRU operational tests enable you to verify the replacement of a FRU.
When the FRU test is selected, you can select any of the following
individual tests:
• Accessor assembly
• Picker assembly
• Drive sled assembly
• I/E station assembly
• Scan barcode
When one of the subtests is selected, you may be prompted to enter
additional information. For example, the Select FRU dialog box has tabs
along the top to select individual drives, I/E stations, and scratch tapes.
Custom Library Alignment Tests
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The custom tests enable you to run a sub-test that is normally part of the
larger tests that call multiple sub-tests (such as Installation, Partial, etc.).
Please refer to the Verification Test Functions section for more specific
information about each sub-test.
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Verification Test Functions
Use the Verification Tests dialog box to run tests and view results.
Figure 38 shows the parts of the Verification Tests dialog box. To display
the dialog box, click Tools > Verification Tests.
Figure 38 Verification Tests
Dialog Box
test results area
selected test
drive inventory
library inventory
blade inventory
test report output
display test logs
close window
start/stop test
refresh window
view Help window
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Library Alignment Test
The library alignment test performs the following tasks:
• Performs accessor X-axis and Y-axis travel test (also calls the FRU
accessor assembly test)
• Calibrates library and checks calibration offsets by comparing them
to the default values for the drives and I/E stations
• Checks magazine offsets
• Checks collected offset alignments for magazines, I/E stations, and
drive sleds
• Checks joint alignment quality
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Get/Put Test
The Get/Put test performs the following tasks:
• Performs a Get/Put of a scratch tape in the top and bottom slots of
each magazine that supports the scratch tape’s media
• Performs a Get/Put of existing media if no scratch tape is found or if
the top or bottom is occupied
• Moves a scratch tape to one row in each frame to test cross-frame
alignment
• Uses a scratch tape to perform a Get/Put in each compatible drive
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Accessor Assembly Test
The accessor assembly test performs the following tasks:
• Checks for the module terminator (the terminator on the LBX board
in the last expansion module)
• Checks the joint alignment (makes sure all the joints on the X-axis are
flush)
• Performs two passes around the library to ensure the X-axis and Yaxis encoders are reading correctly and the belts are not slipping
• Tests the calibration sensor
• Checks the alignment of the accessor to the control module
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Picker Assembly Test
The picker assembly test performs the following tasks:
• Performs pivot left and right check
• Performs reach and retract five times
• If the LMC gets its side done, performs a Get/Put of the selected cell
• Scans the control module serial number to make sure the scanner is
reading properly
Drive Sled Assembly Test
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The drive sled assembly test performs the following tasks:
• Calibrates the drive sled
• Checks the quality of the sled’s fiducial
• Performs Get/Put to the drive
Scan Barcode Test
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The scan barcode test performs the following tasks:
• Moves to selected cell coordinate and scans the barcode label
• Checks to ensure the label reads the same from top to bottom
• Verifies the quality of the barcode labels and checks to make sure
barcode labels are in a readable position
I/E Station Assembly Test
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The I/E station assembly test performs the following tasks:
• Locks and unlocks the I/E station
• Calibrates the I/E station and check offsets collected
• Checks each magazine’s fiducial in the I/E station
• Performs Get/Put tests on all the I/E station cells
Scanner Fiducial Test
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The scanner fiducial test performs the following tasks:
• Scans and checks each magazine fiducial
• Scans and checks each drive sled fiducial
• Tests the calibration sensor
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• Calibrates and checks repeatability, up to three times for marginal
and failed calibration targets
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Understanding the Verification Test Inventory
The verification tests generate inventory lists that provide specific
information about the library's configurations. Inventory lists for the
library, drives, and blades are available. On the Verification Test dialog
box, select the type of inventory list that you want to see (Library, Drive,
or Blade).
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Library Inventory
This inventory list provides the following statistical information:
• Frame card serial numbers
• Power supply serial numbers
• Number of cartridges in the library
• Controller serial number and firmware information for the following:
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Management control blade
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Control management blade
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Robotic control unit or RCU
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Picker
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I/E stations
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Drive Inventory
This inventory list provides the following information about each drive:
• Drive sled locations
• Drive sled controller serial numbers
• Drive sled controller boot and application firmware versions
• Drive brick serial numbers and firmware versions
• Drive logical serial number if the library is configured for logical
serial number addressing
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Blade Inventory
This inventory list provides the following information about each Fibre
Channel I/O blade:
• Location of each blade
• Serial number of the blades
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Test Results
The results of all subtests appear on the Verification Tests dialog box after
each individual test is completed. See table 34 for an explanation of test
results.
Table 34 Test Results
Test Results
Explanation
PASSED
Completed the test without reported errors.
MARGINAL
Completed the test, but the system had to retry or had to skip part of the test. A
MARGINAL result is considered PASSED, but the log should be checked to see if
the marginality can be corrected.
FAILED
An error has been found and needs to be corrected. A fatal error, or an error that
causes a part of the system to become disabled, will halt the test.
INCOMPLETE
This portion of a test was incomplete due to an interruption or a portion of the test
was run (for example, no scratch tape was used so must only use existing tapes).
An incomplete will occur when the door is opened, an abort command is issued,
or when the Robotics Enable button is pressed.
SKIPPED
This portion of the test was skipped. The cause is that either a scratch tape was not
present or the library was not configured for the test.
WARNING
A warning is additional information about the test that the user should know. For
example, if a calibration failed, but the stored offsets are analyzed, a warning
should be posted that states that the offset check might not be accurate.
STOPPED
The test was interrupted. The log will show the result to provide a record of test
interruption.
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A single problem in the library can cause failed
results in multiple tests. After taking action to
correct a failed result, run tests that yielded
marginal or failed results again.
Verification Test Graphical Reports
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Some verification tests produce graphical reports that let you easily see if
the test generated passed, marginal, or failed results. Each result is shown
in a different color:
• P - passed (green)
• M - marginal (yellow)
• F - failed (red)
There are eight types of graphical reports. Each individual test generates
two or more graphical reports (except for the scan barcode test, which
does not generate graphical reports). The following sections show an
example of each type of graphical report and actions to take to correct a
marginal or failed result.
To view the graphical reports for a test, click Reports on the Verification
Tests dialog box. Figure 39 on page 439 shows the parts of the report
window.
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Figure 39 Report Window
click to see results
for the next frame
click to save a copy of
the results in PDF format
click to see results
for the next test
click to view Online
Help
click to display results
for a previously run test
(results for the last five
tests are retained)
click to close the report
window
click to view the text log
graphic showing P
(passed), M (marginal),
and F (failed) results
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Joint Alignments
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The joint alignment graphical report shows the results for tests of
alignment between frames. It also shows the results for tests of accessor
travel to all corners of the library.
• If the graphical report shows one or more failed results for joint
alignment, realign the middle X-axis rail and check the alignment of
the top and bottom X-axis rails at the location of the failure.
• If all the joints passed testing but accessor movement failed,
manually move the accessor down the aisle in each direction to locate
any places where motion of the accessor is not smooth or is restricted.
Then realign the middle X-axis rail and check the alignment of the
top and bottom X-axis rails at the location of the failure.
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Figure 40 Joint Alignments
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The vertical alignments graphical report shows the results for test of
vertical alignment of tape magazines on the drive-side and door-side of
each frame, and for vertical alignment of each I/E station.
• If the graphical report shows a failed result for the drive-side or doorside, make sure that all tape magazines are installed properly on that
side and that the calibration targets are correctly snapped on to the
magazines.
• If the graphical report shows a failed result for the I/E station, make
sure the I/E station and front door are completely shut.
• If running the test again still generates failed results, realign the
middle X-axis rail and check the alignment of the top and bottom Xaxis rails at the location of the failure.
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The horizontal alignments graphical report shows the results for tests of
horizontal alignment of tape magazines on the drive-side and door-side
across frames, and for horizontal alignment of I/E stations across frames.
Note
This graphical report is not generated for libraries
with only one frame.
• If the graphical report shows a failed result for the drive-side or doorside, make sure that all tape magazines are installed properly on that
side and that the calibration targets are correctly snapped on to the
magazines.
• If the graphical report shows a failed result for the I/E station, make
sure the I/E station and front door are completely shut.
• If running the test again still generates failed results, realign the
middle X-axis rail and check the alignment of the top and bottom Xaxis rails at the location of the failure.
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Figure 42 Horizontal
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The calibration offsets graphical report shows the results for tests of tape
magazine, drive sled, and I/E station offsets compared to predefined
tolerances. Reports are generated for drive-side and door-side for all
frames.
• If the graphical report shows a failed result for one or more tape
magazines, make sure the magazines at the location of the failure are
installed properly and that the calibration targets are correctly
snapped on to the magazines.
• If the graphical report shows a failed result for the I/E station, make
sure the I/E station and front door are completely shut.
• If running the test again still generates failed results, realign the
middle X-axis rail and check the alignment of the top and bottom Xaxis rails at the location of the failure.
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Figure 43 Calibration Offsets
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Boundary/Accessibility
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The boundary/accessibility graphical report shows the results for tests of
the accessor while performing Get, Put, and Scan functions for all tape
magazines and drive sleds. (This tests whether magazines and sleds are
within the maximum allowable movement range of the accessor.)
• If the graphical report shows a failed result for one or more tape
magazines, make sure the magazines at the location of the failure are
installed properly and that the calibration targets are correctly
snapped on to the magazines.
• If the graphical report shows a failed result for the I/E station, make
sure the I/E station and front door are completely shut.
• If running the test again still generates failed results, realign the
middle X-axis rail and check the alignment of the top and bottom Xaxis rails at the location of the failure.
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Figure 44 Boundary/
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Get/Put
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The Get/Put graphical report shows the results for tests of the picker
assembly while performing one Get and one Put function for each tape
magazine. The picker will use the selected scratch tape or the existing tape
if it finds one at the target.
• If the graphical report shows a failed result for one or more tape
magazines, make sure the magazines at the location of the failure are
installed properly.
• If there are multiple marginal results in an area, review the area to
make sure it is not prone to problems. Also run the library alignment
test (part of the installation verification or partial frame test) to make
sure the library is level.
• If there are a large number of issues, use rubbing alcohol to clean the
picker fingers and the detents in the side of the tapes.
• If the problems persist, you may need to replace the picker assembly.
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Figure 45 Get/Put Graphical
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Scan Fiducials
The scan fiducials graphical report shows the results for tests of the
fiducial barcode on each tape magazine and drive sled, including the
width, expected Y position (shift), and the number of hits the scanner
receives while traveling up and down. (Only known magazines are
tested.)
• If the graphical report shows a failed result for one or more tape
magazines, replace the affected magazines.
• If there are multiple marginal or failed results, run the library
alignment test (part of the installation verification or partial frame
test) to make sure the library is level.
• If the library is level and there are multiple marginal or failed results,
the scanner should be inspected and replaced if necessary.
See figure 46 on page 453.
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Figure 46 Scan Fiducials
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The picker pivot/reach graphical report shows the results for tests of the
picker while performing rotation and reach/retract actions.
• If the graphical report shows one or more marginal or failed results,
inspect the picker. It should rotate easily by hand, and the fingers
should spring into a clamped position. Make sure both rotation axis
belts are free of debris. Also make sure that the storage is correctly
seated in the I/E station and that the I/E station and front door are
completely shut.
• If the problems persist, you may need to replace the picker assembly.
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Verification Test Logs
Each verification test produces a test log that details all information and
results from the individual tests and subtests. In addition, the log includes
information to help you understand the test results and to help resolve any
problems encountered. To view a test log, click Reports on the
Verification Tests dialog box to display the report window, and then click
the Text tab.
You can view results for the five most recent tests. Click Reports, and then
click the test results you want to view.
This log file is appended with data as each test finishes. You can repeat the
test if any problems are found and fixed. If the Verification Tests dialog
box was not closed during the retesting, all results are contained in one log
file.
To save the information that the test generates, click Send. If you are using
the remote LMC client, you can choose to save the log to your hard drive.
If you choose to save directly to your hard drive, the report listing and test
log are combined into one text file.
Figure 48 on page 457 shows an example of a test log. It provides the
following information:
• The test output is from the library alignment test.
• The test title is always shown between rows of equal signs.
• A brief guide for understanding coordinates and offsets used in the
test results is provided near the beginning of the log.
• The X-axis and Y-axis limits applied by this test are shown.
MARGINAL output is placed between parentheses, and FAILED
output is placed between brackets; for example, (30) and [45].
• The results of the subtest appear between dashed lines.
• Coordinates are represented as A (aisle), F (frame), R (rack), S
(section), C (column), and R (row).
• All location values are in 0.1 mm.
• All results that you should review are identified with four arrows
(>>>>) in the column to the left of the detailed results.
• At the end of every test, summary results of every subtest are given.
The overall test result appears between asterisk lines, and a summary
of subtest results follows. See figure 48 on page 457.
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Figure 48 Example Test Log
Output
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Running the Verification Tests
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This section provides instructions for starting the installation verification
test, partial tests, and FRU operational tests.
To stop a test, disable the robotics by pressing the Robotics Enable button
on the operator panel or by clicking Stop on the Verification Tests dialog
box. Control will be returned to you as soon as the current command is
completed.
The test results appear after the tests complete. The different reports
(Library Report, Drive Report, and Blade Report) will be generated and
viewable in the Reports area of the Verification Tests dialog box.
If a typical user logs on while an administrator is logged on and running
a verification test, testing will continue unaffected. Only one administrator
can be logged on at any given time.
Installation Verification Test
6
When the installation verification test is running, no one else can log on to
the library. The message, "Verification Test is Running," appears in the
Activity area of the main LMC display.
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Tools > Verification Tests.
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The Verification Tests dialog box appears.
4 From the Select Test drop-down list, click Install.
5 Click Start.
6 If prompted to take the library offline, click Yes.
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The IVT Pre-Test Questionnaire appears.
7 Complete the pre-test questionnaire by clicking inside the box next to
the questions.
You cannot continue with the installation verification test until you
have completed and verified the question requests on this
questionnaire.
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Make sure you physically verify each of the
questions on the questionnaire. Each of the items
listed can cause the installation verification test to
have unexpected behavior and unreliable results.
The tests must be re-run if they fail.
8 After you complete the questionnaire, click Next.
The following dialog box appears.
9 Insert a “scratch” cartridge into the I/E station, and then click Next.
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• Make sure that your scratch tapes are formatted
and contain no data that cannot be overwritten.
Scratch tapes must have barcode labels with
valid volume serial (volser) numbers on them.
Also, you might find it useful to write down the
volser number so that you can identify your
scratch tapes.
• This procedure will not damage any cartridges
that are already installed in the library. You can
load both LTO and DLT scratch cartridges if
your library has mixed media.
• If the scratch cartridge becomes lodged in a
drive or magazine, it must be manually
removed from the library. If not removed, the
cartridge will become part of the partition the
next time the accessor assembly is enabled.
The I/E station will be locked until the inventory is complete.
10 Select a “scratch” cartridge of each media type listed on the following
dialog box.
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You can select one “scratch” cartridge per media
type. Each test that requires a scratch cartridge will
call the media types as needed.
11 After you select the cartridges, click Finish.
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As the tests run, the library will generate RAS tickets if problems are
discovered. You must close the Verification Tests dialog box to view
those tickets. Return to the Verification Tests dialog box to view test
results.
12 After the test is complete, click Reports to view the test results.
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The report window appears with the Graphical tab displayed.
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Use the Graphical tab to view graphical reports and to quickly
identify areas where marginal or failed results occurred.
•
Use the toolbar to navigate between graphical reports or to save
the results in PDF format. For more information about how to
work with graphical reports, see Verification Test Graphical
Reports on page 438.
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13 For more detailed test results, click the Text tab to view the test log
generated by the LMC.
14 Review the test log to find marginal or failed test results, and to see
troubleshooting information. For information about how to interpret
test logs, see Verification Test Logs on page 456.
15 To e-mail the test log, print it, or save it as a text file, click Send and
then specify the output location. For more information, seeMailing,
Saving, and Printing Status Information on page 354.
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16 To see the results for a previous test, click Reports, and then click a
test. The LMC saves the most recent five test results.
17 When you are done working with the test results, click Close to close
the result window.
18 If you are done performing verification tests, click Close to close the
Verification Tests dialog box.
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Mailing, Saving, and Printing Test Logs
The Send button on the Text tab on the report window enables you to send
a verification test log to e-mail addresses. If you are accessing the LMC
from a remote client, Send also enables you to save the log to a file or print
it.
Note
You can mail, save, or print verification test logs
from a remote client. However, you cannot save or
print logs from the library’s touch screen.
The information that is sent will be the same as what the Text tab appears
at the time that you click Send.
Note
Before you perform the following procedure, you
must make sure that e-mail is appropriately
configured in the LMC so that the library can send
logs to the recipient. See Configuring E-mail on
page 164.
1 Make sure that the Text tab on the report window displays the log
that you want to send.
2 Click Send.
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The Email, Save or Print dialog box appears.
3 Perform one of the following tasks:
•
To indicate that you want to send the log as an e-mail message to
a recipient, select Email, and then either type an e-mail address
in the Email text box or select an existing address from the dropdown list. You can type a comment in the Comment text box to
send with the log.
•
To indicate that you want to save the log, select Save, and then
either type in the Save text box a path and a file name to which
you want the log saved or click Browse to specify a location and a
file name.
Note
•
The Save option is available to remote client
users only. It appears grayed out on the touch
screen.
To indicate that you want to send the log to a printer, select Print.
Note
The Print option is available to remote client users
only. It appears grayed out on the touch screen.
4 To send, click OK.
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Partial Tests
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1 Log on as an administrator.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Tools→ Verification Tests.
The Verification Tests dialog box appears.
4 From the Select Test drop-down list, click Partial.
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5 From the Select Subtest drop-down list, click either Frame or
Configuration or both. A check mark indicates the test is selected.
6 Click Start.
7 If prompted to take the library offline, click Yes.
The following dialog box appears.
8 Select either Continue With Scratch Tapes or Continue Without
Scratch Tapes, and then click Next.
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9 If you selected Continue With Scratch Tapes, insert a “scratch”
cartridge into the I/E station, and then click Next.
Note
• Make sure that your scratch tapes are formatted
and contain no data that cannot be overwritten.
Scratch tapes must have barcode labels with
valid volume serial (volser) numbers on them.
Also, you might find it useful to write down the
volser number so that you can identify your
scratch tapes.
• This procedure will not damage any cartridges
that are already installed in the library. You can
load both LTO and DLT scratch cartridges if
your library has mixed media.
• If the scratch cartridge becomes lodged in a
drive or magazine, it must be manually
removed from the library. If not removed, the
cartridge will become part of the partition the
next time the accessor assembly is enabled.
The I/E station will be locked until the inventory is complete.
10 Select a “scratch” cartridge of each media type listed on the following
dialog box, and then click Next.
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11 Select the number of the frame and racks where the tests are to be
performed. The following example shows both the frame and
configuration tests because both were selected.
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Test progress is shown in the Verification Tests dialog box.
12 After the test is complete, click Reports to view the test results.
For more information about how to work with graphical reports, see
Verification Test Graphical Reports on page 438.
For information about how to interpret test logs, see Verification Test Logs
on page 456.
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For information how to e-mail, print, or save text logs, see Mailing, Saving,
and Printing Test Logs on page 467.
FRU Operational Tests
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There are two ways to run the FRU operational tests. You can select the
FRU test from the Verification Tests dialog box. Alternatively, you can
run the test from the Ticket Details dialog box if that FRU is supported by
the verification tests.
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The screens displayed by the FRU operational tests vary, depending on
which subtest was selected. For example, if you click Picker Assembly, IE
Assembly, or Drive Sled Assembly, the following dialog box appears for
selecting a scratch tape.
To run FRU operational tests from the Verification Tests dialog box:
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
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3 Click Tools > Verification Tests.
The Verification Tests dialog box appears.
FRU tests are available for the Accessor Assembly, Picker Assembly,
Drive Sled Assembly, IE Assembly, and Scan Barcode. You can only test
one FRU at a time. The following steps provide instructions for running
the Scan Barcode test. The other tests provide similar windows and
functionality for the other FRUs.
4 From the Select Test drop-down list, click FRU.
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5 From the Select Subtest drop-down list, click Scan Barcode.
6 Click Start.
7 If prompted to take the library offline, click Yes.
The following dialog box appears.
This dialog box enables you to enter any coordinate address in the library
(aisle, module, rack, section, column, and row). The address does not need
to be occupied by a drive or cartridge.
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8 Click Finish.
Test progress is shown in the Verification Tests dialog box.
9 After the test is complete, click Reports to view the test results.
For more information about how to work with graphical reports, see
Verification Test Graphical Reports on page 438.
For information about how to interpret test logs, see Verification Test Logs
on page 456.
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For information how to e-mail, print, or save text logs, see Mailing, Saving,
and Printing Test Logs on page 467.
To run FRU operational tests from the Ticket Details dialog box:
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Tools > Tickets.
4 From the Tickets dialog box, click the categories of the tickets you
want to view.
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6 From the Ticket Details dialog box, click FRU Test.
7 After the FRU test successfully verifies that the FRU has PASSED or
is MARGINAL, all tickets associated with the failure are transitioned
to the Verify state.
Using the Partitions
Defragmentation Tool
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Typically, partitions in a library are physically contiguous. That is, all
tape slots that belong to a partition are adjacent to one another in the
library. However, if a partition is enlarged, or if an expansion module is
added to a library, it is possible that some or all partitions in the library
will no longer be physically contiguous. In this case, the slots that belong
to a partition are not all adjacent to one other, and the partition is
fragmented. Fragmentation can make bulk loading media more difficult.
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Defragmenting partitions reassigns slots in the library so that all slots in
each partition are physically contiguous with one another. In addition,
media is moved as needed to make sure it resides in the correct partition.
In the process, tapes are first moved from their old location to the I/E
station, and then are moved to their new location in the library.
Note
CAUTION
Only partitions that contain an I/E station can be
defragmented. Also, at least one magazine in the I/
E station must be empty. Partitions that do not
contain an I/E station cannot be defragmented and
will be skipped.
Depending on the size of the library,
defragmenting partitions can be a timeconsuming process.
Defragmenting Partitions
6
After enlarging a partition or adding an expansion module to the library,
check for partition fragmentation, and then defragment partitions if
necessary.
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 Make sure that you are viewing the physical library. From the View
menu, click the name of the physical library.
3 Click Tools > Partitions Defragmentation.
The Partitions Defragmentation dialog box appears. This dialog box
shows a graphical representation of the tape magazines in the library.
Magazines are color-coded to indicate which partition they belong to.
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If the library has more than one frame, click the arrow buttons to
display the next or previous frame. If one or more partitions are
fragmented, you can defragment them.
4 To begin defragmenting partitions, click Start.
A dialog box appears notifying you that partitions that do not have a
free I/E station slot cannot be defragmented and will be skipped.
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5 Verify that the I/E station in each partition has at least one free slot,
and then click Yes.
A dialog box appears notifying you that all partitions must be taken
offline before defragmenting can begin.
6 Click Yes to take all partitions offline.
The partitions defragmentation operation starts. A progress bar at the
top of the Partitions Defragmentation dialog box displays the
percentage complete for the operation.
When defragmenting is complete, a dialog box appears prompting
you to take all partitions online.
7 Click Yes to take all partitions online.
8 Click Close to close the Partitions Defragmentation dialog box.
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Canceling Defragmentation
Depending on the size of the library, defragmenting partitions can be a
time-consuming process. If needed, you can click Abort on the Partitions
Defragmentation dialog box to cancel the defragmentation operation at
any time. When prompted, click Yes to confirm the action.
After you cancel defragmentation, the library finishes moving the current
magazine (and any media it contains), then defragmentation stops. If you
cancel defragmentation, no tapes will be stranded, and all media will still
be assigned to the correct partition. You can resume defragmentation at a
later time by clicking Start on the Partitions Defragmentation dialog box.
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Recovering After Defragmentation is Interrupted
If a defragmentation operation fails (for example, if a power interruption
occurs or the robotics go offline), no tapes will be stranded, and all media
will still be assigned to the correct partition. However, it is possible that
some media which was in the process of being moved will remain in the
I/E station.
In this case, simply import the media into the library. The media will
automatically be moved to a magazine in the correct partition. For more
information about importing media, seeImporting Cartridges Into
Partitions on page 511.
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Cycling Library Power
If library firmware seems to be at fault, or the robot will not move, or a
circuit board has gone down, try recycling power to the library. Cycling
library power involves shutting down the library, powering it off, and
then powering it on. For more information, see Shutting Down/Rebooting
the Library on page 316, Powering On the Library on page 318, and
Powering On the Library on page 318.
CAUTION
Removing Lodged
Cartridges
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Do not cycle library power for a drive problem.
Use Tools > Drives to power cycle the individual
drive.
It is very unlikely that a cartridge will become lodged in the robot. If this
happens, contact technical support. It also is very unlikely that a cartridge
will become lodged in a drive. If this happens, it is not difficult to remove
it.
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Removing a Cartridge From a Drive
Required tools: None
1 On the operator panel, press the Robotics Enabled button to turn off
power to the picker and return it to the home position.
The power is on to all other components.
2 Open the access door.
Aisle power is disabled.
3 On the drive, press the Eject button, and then remove the cartridge.
4 Close the access door.
The power is on.
5 On the operator panel, press the Robotics Enabled button to enable
the picker.
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Running MeDIA Test Reports
You may need evaluate your media as part of long term data retention, or
you may want to evaluate media prior to rotating it back into usage. To
perform this task, you can run a MeDIA test to assess tape media and the
usability of data stored on it.
MeDIA Tests can be run only on a library managed partition. Use the
Media Test dialog box to scan media on the library managed partition of
your library.
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 From the main menu, select Tools > MeDIA > Test Selection.
The Media Test dialog box appears.
3 To filter media to be displayed, in the Filter Media field, type the
desired Media ID and click Filter. If you choose not to filter media,
skip this step.
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4 From the Select Test drop down menu, select the test you want to
run.
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Quick Scan - does not require reading a tape, retrieves data from
the cartridge memory (CM)
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Normal Scan - assesses a nominal portion of data written to tape
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Full Scan - assesses all data written to tape
5 If a Normal Scan or Full Scan is selected the Continue On Error can
be selected. This option will continue to do a read scan of the tape if
the cartridge memory (CM) test fails.
6 To select all media listed click the Select All Media check box, or
click the box to the left of each individual Media ID.
The media selection table contains the following fields:
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Media ID – the media barcode.
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Coordinate – where the media is located within the library.
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Tested – indicates whether the media has already been tested
(Yes/No). It will also indicate if the media is currently part of a
test session that has not yet completed (Pending) and the cell will
be highlighted in yellow.
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Last Tested – the date the media was last tested.
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Test Result – the last test result for the media, values are “Good”,
“Bad”, “Suspect” or “N/A”.
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Supported – indicates whether the media can be tested by the
drives currently configured in the LMP. For example, an LTO1
tape cannot be read by an LTO4 drive.
7 Click OK.
The message MeDIA tests have started successfully... is displayed.
8 To retrieve results, go to Tools > MeDIA > Test Reports.
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The MeDIA Test Sessions List dialog box appears.
The MeDIA Test Session List displays the set of media tests that have
run based on the time range selected. Each entry in the table presents
an overview of a single MeDIA Test session that was requested from
the MeDIA Test dialog (Tools > MeDIA > Test Selection).
The Select Session section displays.
1 A filter, Select Time Range, that displays the Test Sessions that
were run during a certain time period. The following options are
supported:
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Last Week – the test sessions that were run in the last week.
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Last Month – sessions run in the last month.
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Last 3 Months – sessions run in the last 3 months.
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Last 6 Months – sessions run in the last 6 months.
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All – report all test sessions that were run on the library.
2 A table listing the test sessions that were run based on the Select
Time Range selected. The table reports the following
information:
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Session ID – the session identifier, a unique number
assigned to each test session that was run.
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Start Time – the date and time the test session was started.
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Finish Time – the date and time the test session completed. If
the test session has not yet completed, “In Progress”, will be
reported.
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Results - reports a summary of results for the media that
were in the test session, you can select one of the test sessions
listed and then click the Details button to view the details for
each media tested. The reported values include the status
and the number of media associated with that status.
Good - success
Bad - failure
Suspect - failed to read data – media error or non-fatal drive
error
Incompleted - test did not complete.
9 In the Select Time Range field, select the range of time for test
session runs that you want displayed.
10 To work with a session, highlight the appropriate row.
11 Click your desired option:
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If a session is in the Pause mode, click Resume to continue
testing sessions on the list.
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To stop a test, click Stop.
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To view the latest Test Session List, click Refresh.
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To view details of a test, click Details.
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The Session Report dialog box appears.
The MeDIA Session Report is divided into two sections:
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that were tested for the MeDIA Test Session that was selected
from the MeDIA Test Sessions List dialog. The following
information is reported:
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Barcode – the media barcode identifier
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Test Result – the outcome of the test, Good, Bad or Suspect
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Drive ID – the serial number of the drive for which the
media was tested
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State – the current test status: Pending, In Progress,
Completed, Stopped or Paused
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Completed – the date and time the test completed
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Type – the type of test that was run: Quick Scan, Normal
Scan or Full Scan
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The lower section contains the test details for the media selected
in the table. The details section contains the following
information:
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CM Scan Status – the cartridge memory status: Test
completed, Test paused, Test pending, Test not run, or Test
in progress.
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CM Scan Analysis – a summary of the cartridge memory
scan analysis
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Tape Scan Status – the scan status: Test completed, Test
paused, Test pending, Test not run, Test in progress, or Test
not configured
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Tape Scan Analysis – a summary of the tape scan test
12 To send a copy of the report via email, click Send. To update the
dialog with the Sessions current status, click Refresh.
Using Sift Sort
The Sift/Sort/Export functionality is to facilitate bulk movement of
cartridges from their standard slot locations to either specific storage area
within the library or the load port elements (the default setting will be the
left upper storage area within the library). The default mode of operation
of the SSE will be to put or relocate cartridges in sort order within the
library, based on slot # or other logical grouping (this facilitates quickly
locating like cartridge ID’s, easier visualization of daily/weekly/monthly
tapes (if a barcode nomenclature is implemented).
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1 Log on as an administrator.
2 From the Tools menu, select Sift Sort > Export.
The Sift Sort Export dialog box appears.
You may choose to filter by partition or by barcode.
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3 To filter by partition, in the SSE Source Filter area, do the following:
a Select a Partition from the drop down list.
b To use an additional filter, in the Media Filter field, type the
search string and click Filter.
For example, to filter all media containing the character 8, type
*8*.This field is case sensitive.
The appropriate media appears in the Select SSE Media section
below.
4 Optionally, in the Barcode File Selection section, you can filter using
a file using a “user-supplied” file (that lists barcodes).
a Click Browse to locate the appropriate file.
b Clicking Enable File Filter tells the interface to filter out barcodes
contained in that file.
If the barcodes in that file do not belong to the particular partition
selected, those barcodes are highlighted in red in the Select SSE
Media section and are not selectable.
5 Once you have selected media to sift sort, in the SSE Starting Slot
Destination area, click Explorer to select a coordinate location
graphically by clicking on a cell.
6 To relocate a cartridge to the last empty slot of the destination
element selected, ensure Relocate Full check box is checked.
Note
The Relocate Full box is checked as the default
condition.
When Relocate Full is checked, any tapes in the destination area will
be moved to the lowest available element address location in the
partition.
When Relocate Full is not checked, tapes that exist in the destination
area will not be moved (skipped).
7 Click OK.
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The Control Module screen appears.
Based on the selections you made on the Sift Sort Export screen, the
Control Module screen displays the available storage locations.
8 Click the desired storage location slot for the export function.
The coordinates and details for that location appear in the
Information area of the screen.
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9 Click Select.
The Sift Sort Export screen appears.
Capturing Sift Sort
Screen Shot
6
Use the Capture Sift Sort screen to capture a picture of the last sift sort
export you performed. The picture can be saved to a file on your local
work station or emailed to a recipient.
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 From the Tools menu, select Sift Sort > Capture Report.
The Capture Sift Sort Screen Shot screen appears.
3 On the top of the screen, click the circle next to the type of capture
you want to perform - BMP, GIF, PNG, or JPEG.
4 Click Capture.
The Capture Sift Sort Export screen appears.
5 Send the capture via email or save it on your computer.
Email the capture
a Click the circle next to email.
b Either type the email address or select one from the drop down
list.
The Comment section is enabled for entry.
c In the Comment section, you can include a note to the recipient,
or any comments about the capture.
Save the capture
Click Save, and then click Browse to locate the location where you
want to save the capture on your computer.
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Retrieving MIBs
The Tools menu’s Retrieve MIBs option allows you to retrieve the Scalar
i6000 MIB files, which can be compiled into your SNMP Management
tools. After retrieving the MIB files, you can extract the contents and then
use a third-party SNMP tool such as Landesk or HP Operations Manager.
Emailing or Saving an
MIB File
6
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 From the Tools menu, select Retrieve MIBs.
The Retrieve MIBs zip file dialog box appears.
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3 Send the MIB file via email, or save it on your computer.
Email the MIB File
a Click the circle next to Email.
b Either type the email address or select one from the drop down
list.
The Comment section is enabled for entry.
c In the Comment section, you can include a note to the recipient,
or any comments about the MIB file.
Save the MIB File
a Click Save, and then click Browse to navigate to the location
where you want to save the MIB file on your computer.
Maintaining Air Filters
The access door of each control and expansion module has two air filters:
one located at the top, and the other located at the bottom, as shown in
figure 49.
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Figure 49 Top and Bottom Air
Filters
top air filter
bottom air filter
Many factors exist that contribute to the need to regularly service the air
filters. For example, the total number of tape drives and the operating
environment greatly affect the rate at which debris accumulates in the air
filters.
With the maximum number of tape drives operating in a normal data
center environment, you should check the filters every two years. If you
see dust and debris on the inlet side of the filters, remove the filters and
use water and a mild soap to clean them. The materials in the filters should
last for the life of the product. However, if abnormal contamination
occurs, you should replace them. To order filters, contact your service
representative.
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Use these instructions to remove either a top or bottom air filter.
Required tools: #1 Phillips screwdriver
FRU ID: 1001 (air filter)
1 Take the library offline.
For information about taking the library offline, see Changing the
Library’s State on page 303.
2 On the operator panel, press Robotics Enabled to turn off power to
the picker and return it to the home position.
The power is on to all other components.
3 Open the access door.
Aisle power is disabled.
4 Use the Phillips screwdriver to unscrew the two retaining
thumbscrews. The screws remain attached to the retaining bar.
thumbscrew
retaining bar
thumbscrew
5 Remove the air filter.
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6 Use water and a mild soap to clean the air filter.
7 Allow them to dry.
Replacing an Air Filter
6
Use these instructions to replace either a top or bottom air filter.
Note
Make sure that the air filter is completely dry
before placing it back in the access door.
Required tools: #1 Phillips screwdriver
FRU ID: 1001 (air filter)
1 Take the library offline.
For information about taking the library offline, see Changing the
Library’s State on page 303.
2 On the operator panel, press Robotics Enabled to turn off power to
the picker and return it to the home position.
The power is on to all other components.
3 Open the access door.
Aisle power is disabled.
4 Place the filter in the opening.
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5 Place the retaining bar over the filter to hold it in place. Use the
Phillips screwdriver to tighten the two retaining thumbscrews.
thumbscrew
retaining bar
thumbscrew
6 Close the access door.
7 On the operator panel, press Robotics Enabled to enable the picker.
8 Bring the library online. See Changing the Library’s State on
page 303.
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Barcodes
The Library Management Console (LMC) simplifies cartridge loading and
unloading, importing and exporting, and moving and inventory
operations. The maximum library configuration can accommodate from
102 to 5316 LTO cartridges or from 100 to 2,910 DLT cartridges for the
following drive types:
• SCSI or Fibre LTO-1
• SCSI or Fibre LTO-2
• Fibre LTO-3
• Fibre LTO-4
• Fibre LTO-5
• SCSI SDLT-320
• Fibre SDLT-600
• Fibre DLT-S4
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than one media domain or drive domain, you
cannot have a mix of domain types within a
partition (for example, LTO and DLT). A single
partition can have a mixture of drive types and
interface types within the same domain (for
example LTO-1 and LTO-2 with SCSI or Fibre
Channel interfaces).
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Every partition in the library must contain at least one cleaning cartridge.
This chapter consists of the following sections:
• Handling Cartridges Properly on page 504
• Write-Protecting Cartridges on page 505
• Barcode Requirements on page 506
• Installing Barcode Labels on page 508
• Using Cleaning Cartridges on page 509
• Managing Media on page 510
Handling Cartridges Properly
To ensure the longest possible life for your cartridges, follow these
guidelines:
• Select a visible location to post procedures that describe proper
media handling.
• Ensure that anyone who handles cartridges has been properly trained
in all procedures.
• Do not drop or strike cartridges. Excessive shock could damage the
internal contents of cartridges or the casings themselves, rendering
the cartridges unusable.
• Do not expose cartridges to direct sunlight or sources of heat,
including portable heaters and heating ducts.
• Do not stack cartridges more than five high.
• The operating temperature range for LTO cartridges is 10º to 35ºC.
The storage temperature range is 16º to 32ºC in a dust-free
environment with a relative humidity range between 20% and 80%
(non-condensing).
• If cartridges have been exposed to temperatures outside the ranges
specified above, stabilize the cartridges at room temperature for the
same amount of time they were exposed to extreme temperatures or
24 hours, whichever is less.
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• Do not place cartridges near sources of electromagnetic energy or
strong magnetic fields, such as computer monitors, electric motors,
speakers, or x-ray equipment. Exposure to electromagnetic energy or
magnetic fields can destroy data and the embedded servo code
written on the media by the cartridge manufacturer, rendering the
cartridges unusable.
• Place identification labels only in the designated slots on the
cartridges.
• If you ship cartridges, ship them in their original packaging or
something stronger.
• Do not insert damaged cartridges into drives.
• Do not touch the tape or tape leader.
• Do not degauss cartridges that you intend to reuse.
Write-Protecting Cartridges
All cartridges, whether LTO or DLT, have a write-protect (write-inhibit)
switch to prevent accidental erasure or overwriting of data. Before loading
a cartridge into the library, make sure that the write-protect switch is
positioned correctly (either on or off).
• For LTO cartridges, slide the red or orange write-protect switch to the
right so that the padlock shows in the closed position. The switch is
located on the left side of the cartridge front. See figure 50 on
page 506 for the location of the switch on an LTO cartridge.
• For DLT cartridges, slide the write-protect switch to the left so that
the switch window shows orange. The switch is located on the left
side of the cartridge front.
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Figure 50 Write-protect Switch
on an LTO-1 Cartridge
Barcode Requirements
Cartridges must have an external barcode label that is machine-readable
to identify the volume serial number. A barcode must use only uppercase
letters A to Z and/or numeric values 0 to 9. The library supports Code 39
(3 of 9) type barcode labels.
For LTO media barcodes, the library dynamically supports 1 to 14
characters for volume serial number plus a two-character media type
identifier. See the image below for an example of a supported LTO
barcode label.
two-character media
identifier ( L1, L2, L3,
LT, L4, LU, L5, LV)
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For SDLT I media barcodes, the library dynamically supports 1 to 6
characters for volume serial number plus a one-character media type
identifier. The image below is an example of a supported SDLT I barcode
label.
character media identifier
must be an “S”
For SDLT II media barcodes, the library dynamically supports 1 to 6
characters for volume serial number plus a one- character media type
identifier. The image below is an example of a supported SDLT II barcode
label.
character media identifier
must be a “2”
For DLT-S4 media barcodes, the library dynamically supports 1 to 6
characters for volume serial number plus a one-character media type
identifier. The media identifier should be “4”.
Quantum-supplied barcode labels will provide the best results. Barcode
labels from other sources can be used, but they must meet the following
requirements:
• ANSI MH10.8M-1983 Standard
• Number of digits: 6+1 (DLT) or 6+2 (LTO)
• Background reflection: greater than 25 percent
• Print contrast: greater than 75 percent
• Ratio: greater than 2.2
• Module: >= .254 mm
• Print tolerance: ± 57 mm
Additional Requirements:
• Height of the visible portion of the barcode: 10 mm ±2 mm
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• Length of the rest zones: 5.25 mm ± 0.25 mm
• No black marks should be present in the intermediate spaces or rest
zones
• No white areas should be present on the bars
Installing Barcode Labels
Each cartridge in the library must have an external label that is operator
and machine readable to identify the barcode number. Most
manufacturers offer cartridges with the labels already applied or with the
labels included that you can attach.
Note
Duplicate barcodes are not supported even if you
have mixed media or multiple partitions in the
library. If the library has cartridges with identical
barcode labels, the library will issue a ticket
notifying you of the problem. Areas in the LMC
where media IDs are listed will show information
for the first cartridge, but the cartridge with the
duplicate barcode label will not be listed.
All barcode labels are applied to the front of a cartridge. Peel off the label
and place it on the cartridge. Verify that label is oriented so that the
numbers appear above the barcode. Figure 51 on page 509 shows an
example of a barcode label being applied to an LTO cartridge.
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Doing so can cause inventory operations to fail.
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Figure 51 Applying Barcode
Labels to Cartridges
top of cartridge
barcode label
write protect lock
Using Cleaning Cartridges
Most tape drives require occasional cleaning. A cleaning cartridge cleans
accumulated debris from the tape drive and the read/write head.
CAUTION
You must use a separate cleaning cartridge for
each partition in the library.
Backup applications or archive software applications use different
techniques to automate the process of cleaning drives. These tools specify
cleaning cycles based on cycle counts of the drive, drive requests, or
regularly scheduled intervals.
The cleaning process itself requires certain considerations:
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• Cleaning tapes must be labeled with a barcode. In some cases,
specific labels have been established as industry standard. For
instance, the prefix “CLN” might be used to identify a cleaning tape.
The library does not require a specific content to the label and accepts
conventional tape labels.
• Insert a cleaning tape just as you do any other data tape. For example,
the most common method is by means of the I/E station using host
application control.
• Cleaning tapes often have limited lives that can last only as long as 20
cycles. The controlling host application manages the number of uses
of a cleaning tape. Errors can occur if a tape is inserted into a drive
when the tape has already been used the maximum number of times.
• Export a cleaning tape just as you would export any other data tape.
• The concepts of physical and partitions must be considered when
setting up cleaning procedures and methods. In general, cleaning
cartridges must be treated in the same manner as data cartridges.
Any physical cartridge (cleaning or data) can exist in only one
partition. There can be no sharing of cleaning cartridges between
partitions.
Managing Media
The LMC provides you with commands for:
• Importing and exporting cartridges
• Moving media from one storage location to another
• Loading and unloading drives
• Taking inventory
The following sections provide step-by-step instructions for performing
these tasks.
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Importing Cartridges Into
Partitions
7
Unless the situation requires it, uses the host
application to move, load, unload, import, or
export cartridges instead of doing so through the
LMC. Using the host to move media makes sure
that the host’s view of the library remains in sync
with the library’s actual configuration.
When you first start using your library, open the door and manually
insert, directly into storage slots, as many cartridges as you plan to use.
The cartridges will not go back all the way if they are inserted incorrectly.
After your library begins operation, use the Import Media dialog box to
add cartridges without interrupting library operations. Place cartridges in
the I/E station. The scanner automatically reads the barcodes on new
cartridges.
1 Make sure that you are viewing the partition into which you want to
import a data cartridge. From the View menu, click the name of the
appropriate partition.
2 Insert a data cartridge into an appropriate I/E station. You can insert
multiple cartridges up to the maximum number of slots in your I/E
station.
3 To see which I/E stations are associated with a particular partition,
click Monitor > IE Station.
4 Click Operations > Import or click the Import toolbar button.
If the partition is not offline, you receive a message that asks you
whether you want to take it offline.
5 Click Yes.
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The Import Media dialog box appears with a list of cartridges in the
I/E station displayed.
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The following table describes the elements on the Import Media
dialog box.
Element
Description
Media ID
The volume serial number of the cartridge.
Slot
The number of the slot in the I/E station magazine. To understand the location
designation, see Understanding Location Coordinates on page 288.
IE Station
The number of the module. To understand the location designation, see
Understanding Location Coordinates on page 288.
Magazine
The number of the magazine (section) where the slot is located, numbered from
the top down. To understand the location designation, see Understanding
Location Coordinates on page 288.
Results
“Imported” or “Failed”.
6 Click a cartridge to highlight it, and then click Import.
The picker automatically moves the cartridge from the I/E station to
the first available empty slot in that partition. You cannot manually
specify the slot.
Exporting Cartridges
From Partitions
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When partitions are created, specific I/E station slots are associated with
that partition. When you export cartridges in a library with partitions,
cartridges are exported to the partition’s I/E station slots. You can only
export cartridges if I/E station slots for that partition are empty.
1 Make sure that you are viewing the partition from which you want to
export a data cartridge. From the View menu, click the name of the
appropriate partition.
2 Click Operations > Export or click the Export toolbar button.
Note
The physical library must be online.
If the partition is not offline, you receive a message
that asks you whether you want to take it offline.
Click Yes.
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The Export Media dialog box appears with a list of cartridges in the
partition displayed.
3 If you want to display one or more media IDs that match a particular
pattern, type a media filter in the Media Filter text box, and then click
Filter.
Filter performs a search for media IDs that match a particular
pattern. In the example, the media filter has been set to capture media
IDs beginning with the string “J00”.
4 Select the corresponding check box in the leftmost column for each
cartridge that you want to export.
The maximum number of slots that are available in the I/E station
partition appears at the top of the table.
5 Click OK.
All designated cartridges are exported to the I/E station slots that are
associated with the partition. After the operation completes, the library
automatically refreshes information in the table.
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The Load Drives dialog box enables you to load drives with cartridges
from the current partition.
1 Make sure that you are viewing the partition from which you want to
load drives. From the View menu, click the name of the appropriate
partition.
2 Click Operations > Drives > Load.
The Load Drives dialog box appears.
3 If you want to display one or more media IDs that match a particular
pattern, type a media filter in the Media ID text box, and then click
Filter.
Filter performs a search for media IDs that match a particular
pattern. In the example, the media filter has been set to capture media
IDs beginning with the string “J00”.
4 Click the data cartridge to load into the drive to highlight it.
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The parameters used to define a cartridge are media ID (barcode) and
location. Location is defined as a series of coordinates representing
the aisle, module, rack, section, column, and row where a cartridge is
located. See Understanding Location Coordinates on page 288.
The Select Media area shows the full slots.
5 Click the destination drive to receive the media to highlight it. The
Select Drive area is populated with empty drives.
You can select only one drive at a time.
6 To load the data cartridge into the selected drive, click OK.
Unloading Drives
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The Unload Drives dialog box enables you to rewind the cartridge in the
drive, eject it, and return it to storage.
1 Make sure that you are viewing the partition from which you want to
unload drives. From the View menu, click the name of the
appropriate partition.
2 Click Operations > Drives > Unload.
The Unload Drives dialog box appears.
3 If you want to display media IDs by media type, click the appropriate
media type from the Media Type drop-down list.
4 Click the drive you want to unload to highlight it. You can only
unload one drive at a time.
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The parameters used to define a cartridge are media ID (volume
serial number) and location. Location is defined as a series of
coordinates representing the aisle, module, rack, section, column, and
row where a cartridge is located. SeeUnderstanding Location
Coordinates on page 288.
5 Click OK.
The library rewinds the data cartridge, unloads it from the drive, and
returns it to storage.
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The Move Media dialog box enables you to move media from one
location to another within a partition.
Note
Only one cartridge can be moved at a time.
1 Make sure that you are viewing the partition within which you want
to move media. From the View menu, click the name of the
appropriate partition.
2 Click Operations > Move Media.
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The Move Media dialog box appears.
The table in the Select Source area lists slot locations with cartridges,
and the table in the Select Target area lists slot locations without
cartridges.
You can limit the cartridges that are listed in the Select Source table
in the following ways:
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coordinate boxes at the top of the Select Source area, click the
appropriate numbers or All, and then click Show. For
information about location coordinates, see Understanding
Location Coordinates on page 288.
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To list a particular cartridge by media ID, type the volume serial
number of the cartridge in the Media ID text box, and then click
Show. You also can type a partial volume serial number, such as
“K00”, to list all cartridges within the specified location
coordinates that have a volume serial number containing the
specified string of characters.
•
You also can limit the slot locations that are listed in the Select
Target table by device type. From the Device Type drop-down
list, click I/E Station, Storage, or Drive.
3 In the Select Source table, click the media ID for the cartridge that
you want to move to highlight it. If necessary, you can use the scroll
bar to display additional media IDs for cartridges that are in drives or
I/E stations.
4 In the Select Target table, click the destination for the cartridge that
you want to move to highlight it. If necessary, you can use the scroll
bar to display additional slot locations.
5 Click OK.
The media moves to the new location.
Inventory
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The Inventory command causes the library to scan all storage locations,
drives, and I/E stations. The library automatically performs an inventory
when doors are closed or the library’s configuration information is
changed in any way. You can configure inventories to automatically
occur whenever the power is cycled, or you can perform an inventory
whenever you want by clicking Operations→ Inventory. To enable
automatic inventories, see Setting Up Policies for the Physical Library on
page 159.
1 Log on as an administrator.
2 You can perform this procedure while either viewing the physical
library or a partition. From the View menu, click the name of the
physical library or the appropriate partition.
3 Click Operations > Inventory.
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Note
• If you want to perform an inventory of the
physical library, and it is not offline, you receive
a message that asks you whether you want to
take it offline. Click Yes.
• If you want to perform an inventory of a
partition, and if the physical library is offline,
you receive a message asks you whether you
want to take the physical library online. Click
Yes. Also, if the partition is online, you receive a
message that asks you whether you want to take
it offline. Click Yes.
The Inventory dialog box appears.
This dialog box shows the total number of slots and the number of
occupied slots in the physical library or the partition, depending on
the view you chose.
4 To perform an inventory, click OK.
The inventory process take a few minutes to complete.
5 When the “Inventory completed successfully” message appears, click
OK.
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Appendix A
Frequently Asked Questions
A
This appendix answers some questions that are most often asked about
the library.
Where do I find installation instructions? The library requires that a1
trained Quantum Support Engineer perform the installation.
Where are error messages described? When the library detects
1
issues, it sends you e-mail notifications and creates tickets that provide
you with detailed information about the issues and corrective actions you
can perform. A ticket can direct you to obtain further help from technical
support. For more information about troubleshooting, see
Troubleshooting Your Library on page 37.
How do I clean a drive? Use your backup software to clean the drives.1
For detailed instructions, see Using Cleaning Cartridges on page 509.
How do I know when the drives need cleaning? The host application1
informs you when drives need to be cleaned. See Using Cleaning
Cartridges on page 509.
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What is a partition? A partition is an abstraction of a single underlying1
physical library that presents the appearance of multiple, separate
libraries for purposes of file management, access by multiple users, or
dedication to one or more host applications. It is a collection of real
physical elements, combined to create a grouping that is different from
the physical library, and is often dedicated to a single host application.
For example, you can choose to run one software application in one
partition, and a different software application in a second partition. For a
more information, see Working With Partitions on page 112. To learn
how to create a partition, see Creating Partitions on page 118.
1
Where can I find the library’s serial number? The serial number
appears in the ID column for the first line of output on the System Status
dialog box (Monitor→ System). Use the serial number when contacting
technical support for assistance.
1
How many characters can be in the barcodes? For LTO media
barcodes, the library dynamically supports 1 to 14 characters for volume
serial number plus a two-character media type identifier. The image
below is an example of a supported LTO barcode label.
two-character media
identifier (L1, L2, L3, LT
L4, LU, L5 or LV)
For SDLT I media barcodes, the library dynamically supports 1 to 6
characters for volume serial number plus a one-character media type
identifier. The image below is an example of a supported SDLT I barcode
label.
character media identifier
must be an “S”
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For SDLT II media barcodes, the library dynamically supports 1 to 6
characters for volume serial number plus a one- character media type
identifier. The image below is an example of a supported SDLT II barcode
label.
character media identifier
must be a “2”
For DLT-S4 media barcodes, the library dynamically supports 1 to 6
characters for volume serial number plus a one-character media type
identifier. The media identifier should be “4”.
1
What barcode formats are supported? Cartridges must have an
external barcode label that is machine-readable to identify the volume
serial number. A barcode must use only uppercase letters A to Z and/or
numeric values 0 to 9. The library currently supports Code 39 (3 of 9) type
barcode labels.
What do I do if I lose my password? Contact technical support and 1
they will tell you how to reset the password. See Getting More
Information or Help Updated Contact Info on page 6.
1
What do I do if I lose power during a backup? If your library
contains a redundant power supply, it is unlikely that power will ever be
completely unavailable to the library.
The library should recover even if power goes out completely during a
backup. If power remains off, press the Power button and leave it in the
off position until you can obtain a reliable power source. When the power
to the library is turned back on, the library will recover. You must re-run
the backup using your application software.
If the library does not automatically come back up after a power outage,
cycle library power. Cycling library power involves shutting down the
library, powering it off, and then powering it on. For more information,
see Shutting Down/Rebooting the Library on page 316, Powering Off the
Library on page 317, and Powering On the Library on page 318. The
blue LED on the power supply will be on and not blinking.
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Appendix C
Glossary
C
This glossary consists of terms unique to the library along with some
storage industry terminology.
Access door
Refers to the doors on either the control module or expansion module
from which you can access the magazines and accessor assembly.
Capacity on demand (COD)
An Quantum library feature that enables users to have a large physical
library, but users pay only for what capacity they are currently using.
License upgrades enable more capacity to be added without a system
interruption.
Control management blade (CMB)
A version of the MCB that has no I/O ports for Ethernet, SCSI, serial, or
Fibre Channel. It is the controller board for the I/O management unit in
expansion modules.
Control module
The first component of the library. It consists of an library management
module, cartridges, drives, power, and an I/E station.
Data path
One of the many possible paths that data can move over in the storage
area network environment, potentially involving many components or
connections between initiators and targets that have been set since the
initial configuration occurred.
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Drive pooling
Drives to be held in a pool (or pools) of drives. You can specify policy
settings for the drive pools to configure how each pool will react to a
drive failure and load balancing.
Drive sled position
A slot where a Fibre Channel or SCSI drives reside in the control module
or expansion module in one of the two drive clusters. There are six drive
sled positions in each of the two drive clusters.
Encryption Key Management (EKM)
A generic term used to encompass any encryption key management
solution.
Ethernet Expansion Blade (EEB)
Provides Ethernet connectivity to 6 Ethernet drives. This connectivity is
to the library's internal Ethernet and should not be connected to an
external Ethernet source.
Expansion module
Expansion modules enlarge the library configuration by adding modules
for additional media storage. You can add up eleven expansion modules
to a library configuration. The first seven expansion modules may contain
optional hardware, such as additional drives, I/O blades, and I/E
stations.
I/E station
A door on the access door of the control module (or expansion modules)
that contains magazines into which cartridges can be imported into or
exported out of the library.
All single door I/E stations are numbered starting with 1 at the control
module. All double door I/E stations are numbered with a number and a
letter--for example 2A and 2B--the module number (1-8), with A as the
left I/E station and B the right.
I/O management unit
A management and connectivity interface for the library. The control
module and first seven expansion modules can have I/O management
units installed. The I/O management unit may contain a CMB, FC
I/O blades and Ethernet Expansion blades.
Latchhook
The latches used to lock the printed circuit blades into place when they
are inserted into the I/O management unit or library management
module (LMM).
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Library Management Console (LMC)
The management software client for the library. You can use the LMC
either locally from the touch screen operator panel on the control module
or remotely through a web browser running a Java applet.
Library management module (LMM)
The connectivity interface for the three blades that provide intelligence
and connectivity to the library through the control module. The
management control blade (MCB), robotics control unit (RCU), and
library motor drive (LMD) blades are installed in the LMM.
Library management partition (LMP)
Partition in the i6000 that is like any other partition, except it is not visible
to any backup applications or hosts. Allows the library to be able to
manage the partition, rather than the backup application managing the
partition. Use the LMP partition as a workspace for library to do valueadded features outside environment---like MeDIA (automated data
integrity checking routine).
Linear Tape-Open (LTO)
A media technology that is open format. LTO comes in two formats,
Accelis and Ultrium. Accelis is the fast access implementation, while
Ultrium is the high capacity implementation.
Management control blade (MCB)
The library controller board, which resides in the LMM. The MCB has
I/O ports for Fibre Channel, Ethernet, serial, and SCSI.
Partition
A partition is a logical portion of the physical library that is viewed by the
host as if it is a complete library. Partitions present the appearance of
multiple, separate libraries for purposes of file management, access by
multiple users, or dedication to one or more host applications.
Picker
The robotic hand portion of the accessor assembly that handles
cartridges.
Quantum Encryption Key Manager (Q-EKM)
Quantum's encryption key management solution that supports IBM LTO4 and LTO-5 FC and SAS tape drives.
Scalar Key Manager (SKM)
Quantum's encryption key management solutions that supports HP LTO4 and LTO-5 FC and SAS tape drives.
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Service door
The door on either the control module or expansion module that provides
access to the I/O management unit, LMM, power supplies, drive sleds
and other components.
Storage area network (SAN)
A dedicated, high-performance network whose primary purpose is the
transfer of data along FC or high-speed Ethernet connections between
servers, interconnect devices, and storage peripherals.
Storage networking (SNW)
A licensable feature that allows you to take advantage of the host access
configuration features of 8 GB/ HP LTO-5 tape drives, without those
drives being connected to a 4 GB/Fibre Channel I/O blade.
Universal drive sled (UDS)
A sheet metal case that houses LTO or SCSI drives in the drive clusters.
WORM
The Scalar i6000 library supports write once, read many technology in
LTO-3 and greater tape drives. WORM allows non-erasable date to be
written once and provides extra data security by prohibiting accidental
data erasure.
X-axis
The horizontal position of the accessor assembly.
Y-axis
The vertical position of the accessor assembly.
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write-protecting 505
A
B
addressing
barcode labels
channel zoning 177
aisle 289
applying 508
bay 301
placement 508
cluster 301
blades
column 289
Fibre Channel 22
module 289
location 299
rack 289
buttons and indicators 270
row 289
cartridges 288
air filters
removing 500
replacing 501
Applet 265
applying
barcode labels 508
audience
intended 1
Automatic Drive Cleaning 136
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I/E station 23
configuration
date and time 162
devices 173
drives 365
e-mail 162
logging 162
section 289
addressing system
client, local 271
network 145
C
policies 159
calibrating
teaching 408
cartridge addressing system
teach 408
configuration record
about 259
example 293
e-mailing 357
location coordinates 295
e-mailing or saving 356
overview 288
saving 358
cartridge magazines 26
Configuring 255
cartridges
ConnectionÆ 268
exporting 513
connectivity
importing 511
setup 150
moving 517
status 331
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contacting
Quantum 6
exporting cartridges 513
control module 13
library interface 12
I/O management unit. See also
connectivity
customer service center
website 6
I/O management unit
extended I/E option 23
importing cartridges 511
F
indicators 35, 270
FC host 184, 188, 189
D
power 270
FC host port failover 154
robotics enabled 270
Fibre Channel
status 270
LUN mapping. See FC host
data path conditioning 257
description
installation 521
installation verification test
functional 7
accessor leveling 433
devices 173
G
Disposal of Electrical and Electronic
Equipment 3
glossary 524
DLT-S4 29, 32
blade report 437
drive report 436
get/put tests 434
terminology 524
I/E station assembly test 435
documents
library report 436
additional 5
latest versions 5
release notes 5
drives
customer service center 6
online 107
error code 365
service requests 6
host attachment
SCSI attachment 179
status 329
unloading 516
saving reports and logs 456
intended use
statement 1
inventory 519
FC attachment. 179
self test 365
testing 365
results 437
running 458
contacting Quantum 6
eject 365
loading 515
picker assembly test 434
help
configuration 365
get log 365
overview 431
H
SCSI channel attachment 12
host registration service. See HRS
L
LDAP 228
LEDs
I
E
example
cartridge addressing system 293
Expansion 15
expansion modules 15
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I/E station 23
I/E station status 338
I/O blades 22, 299
interpreting 82
library configuration
restore 411
save 411
library information panel 284
library interface 12
library management console
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library information panel 284
modifying 134
menus 271
system status buttons 286
return media identifier 117, 127,
132, 136
toolbar 283
selecting 301
licenses, enabling 173
policies 159
logging on 263
power
LTO 31
AC power cord 36
LUN Mapping Wizard 202
power distribution unit 36
power off 317
power supply 36
product version numbers 274
M
S
safety
intended use 1
statements 1
symbols and notes 4
System, Safety, and
Regulatory Information
Guide 1
saving library configuration
rescue 414
restore 413
media
moving 517
Screen Saver 255
Q
SCSI channel
status 343
menus 271
Quantum
contacting 6
modes 145
moving media 517
library or partition 301
location 5
remote management
library management console 12
O
removing
operator panel 35, 269
replacing
air filters 500
indicators 35
air filters 501
rescue 417
restore 415
P
results
partitions
creating 114
deleting 142
media type checking 117, 127,
131, 136
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attaching through an SNC 12
release notes
network configuration 145
SCSI host 179
selecting
R
N
attaching 12
installation verification test 437
revert 419
Robotics Enabled button 269
robotics not ready 321
running the setup wizard 109
modes 145
sensors
status 345
service requests
opening 6
setup wizard 109
slot status 339
snapshots 378
software build version numbers 274
status monitoring
connectivity 331
drives 329
I/E station 338
media 343
sensors 345
slots 339
symbols and notes
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explained 4
system status 286
T
teach 408
about 408
calibration 410
configuration 408
terminology
glossary 524
testing
drives 365
teach 408
toolbar 283
training
contact Quantum 6
troubleshooting 37
LEDs 82
U
user accounts
creating 306
deleting 314
modifying 310
Using 228
Using LDAP 228
W
website
customer service center 6
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