Quantum EC-LLDAA-YF-B, ER-LF9MZ-YF, SuperLoader 3, EC-LLHAE-YF User's Guide

Quantum EC-LLDAA-YF-B, ER-LF9MZ-YF, SuperLoader 3, EC-LLHAE-YF User's Guide
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SuperLoader™ 3
SuperLoader 3
81-81317-07 B01
Quantum SuperLoader 3 User’s Guide, 81-81317-07 B01, June 2010.
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Contents
Preface
Chapter 1
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Introduction
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Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Host Interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Tape Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
SuperLoader 3 LTO-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
SuperLoader 3 LTO-3 and LTO-3 (Model B) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
SuperLoader 3 LTO-4 and LTO-4 (Model B) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
SuperLoader 3 LTO-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
SuperLoader 3 VS160 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
SuperLoader 3 DLT-V4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
SuperLoader 3 SDLT 600 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
SuperLoader 3 DLT-S4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Chapter 2
Installation and Configuration
7
Installation Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
SCSI Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Fibre Channel Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
SAS Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
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Choosing a Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
UL Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Elevated Operating Ambient Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Reduced Air Flow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Mechanical Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Overloading the Circuit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Reliable Earthing (Grounding). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
SCSI Bus Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Unpacking the Autoloader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Rack Mounting the Autoloader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Understanding Autoloader Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
General Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Connecting Cables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Connecting SCSI and Power Cables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Connecting Fibre Channel and Power Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Connecting SAS and Power Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Preparing the Host and Verifying the Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Windows Operating System Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Autoloader Device Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Tape Drive Device Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Bar Code Reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
DLTSage Dashboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Chapter 3
Operating the Autoloader
25
Operator's Panel Functionality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Enter Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Logout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Using Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Inserting a Single Cartridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Moving a Single Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Ejecting a Single Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Using Magazines and Magazine Blanks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Ejecting a Magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Magazine Load/Unload Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
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Installing a Magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Manually Operating the Magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Viewing Status Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Viewing SuperLoader 3 Autoloader Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Viewing Firmware Version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Viewing Element Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Viewing Tape Drive Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Viewing Tape Drive Version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Viewing Ethernet Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Running an Inventory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Data Compression . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Chapter 4
On-board Remote Management
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On-board Remote Management Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Opening On-board Remote Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Viewing Status Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Default Username and Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Time Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Feedback on Pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Configurations Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
System Operations
Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Updates Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Diagnostics Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Running Diagnostic Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Viewing Error or History Logs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Performing a System
Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Commands Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Inventory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Set to Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Sequential Operations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Chapter 5
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Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Configuring the Autoloader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
SCSI Autoloader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
SAS Autoloader. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Fibre Channel Autoloader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Setting Ethernet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Setting the IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Setting the Subnet Mask. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Setting an IP Gateway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
System Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Setting the Time Zone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Setting the Date and Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Setting the Change Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Sequential Mode Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Setting Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Setting Magazines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Setting Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Getting Lost Passwords. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Chapter 6
Diagnostics
77
Power-on Self Test (POST) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Performing a POST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Interpreting the POST Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Diagnostic Tests from the Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Setting the Security. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Stopping a Diagnostic Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Front Panel Diagnostic Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
On-board Remote Management Diagnostic Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Diagnostics Using On-board Remote Management . . . . . . . . 82
Chapter 7
Customer Replaceable Units (CRUs)
85
Replacing a Magazine or Magazine Blank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Removing a Magazine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Removing a Magazine Blank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Reinstalling a Magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
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Installing a Magazine Blank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Changing the Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Rack Mounting the Autoloader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
General Preparation for Rack Mount Installation . . . . . . . . . . 92
Stationary Rack Mount Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Chapter 8
Logs and Troubleshooting
99
Before Contacting Customer Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Autoloader Logs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Log Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Retrieving the Hard Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Hard Log Example. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Time Stamp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Error Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Tape Drive Logs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Log Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
POST Failure Logs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Returning the Autoloader for Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Preparing the Autoloader for Shipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Removing the Autoloader from a Rack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Packing the Autoloader. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Appendix A
Specifications
121
Autoloader Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Autoloader Performance Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Autoloader Environmental Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Autoloader Power Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Autoloader Vibration Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Autoloader Shock Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Tape Drive Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
LTO-2 Drive Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Media Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Media Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
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LTO-3 and LTO-3 (Model B) Drive Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Media Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Media Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
LTO-4 and LTO-4 (Model B) Drive Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Media Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Media Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
LTO-5 Drive Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Media Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Media Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
VS160 Drive Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Media Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Media Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
DLT-V4 Drive Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Media Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Media Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
SDLT 600 Drive Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Media Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Media Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
DLT-S4 Drive Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Media Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Media Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Appendix B
Drive Error Logs
143
Tape Drive Error Logs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Error Log Display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
SCSI Check Condition
Error Logs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Bugcheck Error Logs (SDLT 600 only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Event Error Logs (SDLT 600 only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
A500: Hard Read Error . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
A501: SDLT Hard Write Error. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
A502: SDLT Loader Communication Error . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
A503: SDLT Drive Servo Error . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
A507/A508: Directory Read Failure/Directory Write Failure . . 159
Appendix C
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FCC Statement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Taiwan Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Japan Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Canadian Notice (Avis Canadien). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
European Union Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Product Safety Electrostatic Discharge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Grounding Methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Environmental Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Disposal of Electrical and Electronic Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Glossary
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Index
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Figure 1
Front Panel Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Figure 2
Back Panel Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Figure 3
Cable Connectors (SCSI Tape Drive) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Figure 4
Cable Connectors (Fibre Channel Tape Drive) . . . . . . . . . . 19
Figure 5
Cable Connectors (SAS Tape Drive) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Figure 6
Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Figure 7
Left Magazine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Figure 8
Autoloader Status. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Figure 9
System Menu Tree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Figure 10
Left Magazine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Figure 11
Removing the Screws from the Handle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Figure 12
Clearance Requirements for Rack Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Figure 13
Required Parts for Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Figure 14
Installing Two Clip Nuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Figure 15
Attaching Autoloader Brackets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Figure 16
Attaching Support Brackets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Figure 17
Sliding Autoloader into Rack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Figure 18
Front Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
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Figure 19
Connecting Support Brackets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Figure 20
POST Failures Event Log Sample . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
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Table 1
Location Criteria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Table 2
Front Panel LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Table 3
Firmware Version Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Table 4
Drive Status Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Table 5
Drive Version Fields. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Table 6
Ethernet Information Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Table 7
POST Descriptions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Table 8
Probable Cause and Possible Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Table 9
Log Retrieval Methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Table 10
Error Type Listing and Suggested Actions. . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Table 11
Log Field Descriptions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Table 12
POST Failure Specific Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Table 13
Error Log Display Field Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Table 14
SCSI Check Condition Error Log Field Descriptions . . . . . 144
Table 15
Sense Key Field Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Table 16
ASC/ASCQ Field Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Table 17
Bugcheck Log Field Descriptions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Table 18
Error Event Logs Field Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
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Table 19
Hard Read Error/Hard Write Error Block Descriptor . . . . . 150
Table 20
Hard Read /Hard Write Error Field Descriptions. . . . . . . . 150
Table 21
Hard Read Error/Hard Write Error Block Descriptor . . . . . 152
Table 22
Hard Read Error/Hard Write Error Field Descriptions . . . . 152
Table 23
Loader Communication Error Block Description . . . . . . . 153
Table 24
Loader Communication Error Field Description. . . . . . . . 154
Table 25
Drive Servo Error Block Descriptor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Table 26
Drive Servo Error Field Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Table 27
Directory Read Failure/Write Failure Block Descriptor . . . 159
Table 28
Directory Read/Write Failure Field Descriptions. . . . . . . . 160
Quantum SuperLoader 3 User’s Guide
Preface
This document serves as an easy-to-use information source to familiarize
Quantum customers and systems professionals with the SuperLoader 3
autoloader.
Audience
The primary audience for this document consists of end users installing
and using the SuperLoader 3 autoloader.
Purpose
This document provides information on the SuperLoader 3 including:
• Product description
• Installation instructions
• Operation instructions
• Remote as well as front-panel administration of the autoloader
• Diagnostics
• Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) procedures
• System log files as well as error logs
• Troubleshooting
• Specifications
• Regulatory compliance and statements
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Document Organization
This document is organized as follows:
• Chapter 1, Introduction, provides a brief product overview.
• Chapter 2, Installation and Configuration, describes a typical
installation, SCSI bus requirements, accessories, selecting a location
for the autoloader, UL requirements, features and a product
overview as well as a product components identification, the bar
code reader, identifying product components, SCSI (or Fibre
Channel or SAS) and power cable connection, preparing the host
and verifying the connection, and installing device drivers.
• Chapter 3, Operating the Autoloader, provides information about
Operator Control Panel functionality, using cartridges, magazines
and magazine blanks, viewing status information, running an
inventory and data compression.
• Chapter 4, On-board Remote Management, provides an On-board
Remote Management overview, including the Configurations,
Updates, Diagnostics and Commands pages.
• Chapter 5, Administration, describes configuring the autoloader,
setting the SCSI ID, Ethernet, time, change mode, security,
magazines, and passwords.
• Chapter 6, Diagnostics, provides POST information and diagnostic
test information using the front panel and On-board Remote
Management.
• Chapter 7, Customer Replaceable Units (CRUs), includes information
about components you can service yourself.
• Chapter 8, Logs and Troubleshooting, provides log descriptions,
troubleshooting information, and information on returning the
autoloader for service.
• Appendix A, Specifications, provides autoloader and tape drive
specifications.
• Appendix B, Drive Error Logs, lists tape drive errors and SCSI check
condition error logs, as well as bugcheck and event error logs for
the SDLT 600 only.
• Appendix C, Regulatory Statements, lists the applicable regulatory
statements for the autoloader.
This document concludes with a glossary and index.
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Notational Conventions
This document uses the following conventions:
Note: Notes emphasize important information related to the main
topic.
Caution: Cautions indicate potential hazards to equipment and are
included to prevent damage to equipment.
WARNING: Warnings indicate potential hazards to personal safety
and are included to prevent injury.
• Right side of the autoloader — Refers to the right side as you face
the component being described.
• Left side of the autoloader — Refers to the left side as you face the
component being described.
• Power cycle — Means to turn the autoloader or system on, then
turn them off (or off, then on).
• Dimensions in figures — All dimensions are shown with no units
specified (Inches understood unless otherwise specified).
Related Documentation
Documents related to the Quantum SuperLoader 3 are shown below:
Document No.
Document Title
Document Description
81-81313
Quantum
SuperLoader 3
Quick Start Guide
This guide contains a
sequence of steps
recommended for
unpacking, installing, and
setting up your autoloader.
81-81237
How to Ship the
Quantum
SuperLoader
This guide provides
information on the proper
packing for returning the
autoloader for repair.
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SCSI-2 Specification
The SCSI-2 communications specification is the proposed American
National Standard for information systems, dated March 9, 1990.
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Chapter 1
Introduction
Overview
Data backup is essential to protect irreplaceable information. Backing
up data to magnetic tape is an easy, cost-efficient method used by many
small and medium businesses. However, most enterprises have so much
data that a single backup tape is not enough; the information has to be
spread across numerous tapes. To avoid constantly changing tapes
manually, many tape backup systems include a Quantum SuperLoader 3
autoloader.
Each autoloader is a robot that includes a tape drive and one or two
magazines for tape cartridges. The user's application can automatically
load and unload tape cartridges as required for data backup or data
retrieval. Quantum SuperLoader 3 autoloaders provide a compact, high
capacity, but low cost method for simple, unattended data backup.
Host Interfaces
The Quantum SuperLoader 3 connects to your host server via a SCSI,
Fibre Channel, or Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) connection allowing the
host to send data and commands automatically. You can also connect to
the autoloader using an Ethernet connection to perform administrative
functions and download system updates.
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Tape Drives
Your Quantum SuperLoader 3 contains one of the following tape drives
and one or two magazines capable of containing up to eight tape
cartridges each.
• SuperLoader 3 LTO-2 (SCSI)
• SuperLoader 3 LTO-3 and LTO-3 (Model B) (SCSI, Fibre Channel,
or SAS)
• SuperLoader 3 LTO-4 and LTO-4 (Model B) (SCSI or SAS)
• SuperLoader 3 LTO-5 (SAS)
• SuperLoader 3 VS160 (SCSI)
• SuperLoader 3 DLT-V4 (SCSI)
• SuperLoader 3 SDLT 600 (SCSI)
• SuperLoader 3 DLT-S4 (SCSI or Fibre Channel)
Front Panel
The front panel on the autoloader includes a liquid crystal display (LCD)
screen and four function keys. A scrolling menu on the LCD screen
allows you to obtain information from the autoloader and enter
commands. The front panel also includes two light emitting diodes
(LEDs) indicating the autoloader's ready status and error status.
A single tape cartridge can be inserted directly into the tape drive via a
password-protected mailslot on the front panel (provided there is no
cartridge already in the drive). You can also load a tape cartridge into a
magazine slot (provided there is no cartridge already in the slot).
SuperLoader 3 LTO-2
This autoloader is SCSI-3 compatible and operates as a single SCSI ID/
two LUN data storage device.
The Quantum SuperLoader 3 LTO-2 autoloader is equipped with a
Quantum LTO-2 tape drive and contains up to sixteen Ultrium 2 data
cartridges when utilizing two magazines, providing a compressed
capacity of 6.4 Terabytes and a sustained data transfer rate of 93.6 GB
per hour (native) or as high as 187.2 GB per hour compressed (assuming
2:1 compression).
The autoloader is compatible with the most popular operating systems
and environments supporting a Ultra 160 SCSI-3 LVD interface but
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requires direct support from the operating system or a compatible
backup application to take full advantage of its many features.
SuperLoader 3 LTO-3
and LTO-3 (Model B)
This autoloader is SCSI-3 compatible and operates as a single SCSI ID/
two LUN data storage device. It is also available as a Fibre Channel or
Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) data storage device.
The Quantum SuperLoader 3 autoloader is equipped with a LTO-3 tape
drive and contains up to sixteen Ultrium 3 data cartridges when utilizing
two magazines, providing a compressed capacity of 12.8 Terabytes and
a sustained data transfer rate of 245 GB per hour (native) or as high as
490 GB per hour compressed (assuming 2:1 compression).
The autoloader is compatible with the most popular operating systems
and environments supporting a Ultra 160 SCSI-3 LVD interface but
requires direct support from the operating system or a compatible
backup application to take full advantage of its many features.
Fibre Channel can support up to 126 devices in a loop configuration.
Longwave transceivers (with Fibre Channel cable) support distances up
to 10 kilometers; short pulsewave transceivers (with Fibre Channel
cable) support distances up to 500 meters.
The Fibre Channel version of the SuperLoader 3 LTO-3 operates at
speeds up to 2 Gigabits (Gb)/second.
SuperLoader 3 LTO-4
and LTO-4 (Model B)
This autoloader is SCSI-3 compatible and operates as a single SCSI ID/
two LUN data storage device. It is also available as a Serial Attached SCSI
(SAS) data storage device.
The Quantum SuperLoader 3 autoloader is equipped with a LTO-4 tape
drive and contains up to sixteen Ultrium 4 data cartridges when utilizing
two magazines, providing a compressed capacity of 25.6 Terabytes and
a sustained data transfer rate of:
• Full Height LTO-4 Tape Drive: 432 GB per hour (native) or as high
as 864 GB per hour compressed (assuming 2:1 compression).
• Half Height LTO-4 Tape Drive: 288 GB per hour (native) or as high
as 576 GB per hour compressed (assuming 2:1 compression).
The autoloader is compatible with the most popular operating systems
and environments supporting a Ultra 320 SCSI-3 LVD interface but
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requires direct support from the operating system or a compatible
backup application to take full advantage of its many features.
SuperLoader 3 LTO-5
This autoloader is a Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) data storage device.
The Quantum SuperLoader 3 autoloader is equipped with a LTO-5 tape
drive and contains up to sixteen Ultrium 5 data cartridges when utilizing
two magazines, providing a compressed capacity of 48 Terabytes and a
sustained data transfer rate of 500 GB per hour (native) or as high as
1000 GB per hour compressed (assuming 2:1 compression).
The autoloader is compatible with the most popular operating systems
and environments supporting a SAS interface but requires direct
support from the operating system or a compatible backup application
to take full advantage of its many features.
SuperLoader 3 VS160
This autoloader is SCSI-3 compatible and operates as a single SCSI ID/
two LUN data storage device.
The Quantum SuperLoader 3 VS160 autoloader is equipped with a
Quantum VS160 tape drive and contains up to sixteen Quantum VS1
data cartridges when utilizing two magazines, providing a compressed
capacity of 2.5 TB and a sustained data transfer rate of 28.8 GB per hour
(native) or as high as 57.6 GB per hour compressed (assuming 2:1
compression).
The autoloader is compatible with the most popular operating systems
and environments supporting a SCSI LVD interface but requires direct
support from the operating system or a compatible backup application
to take full advantage of its many features.
SuperLoader 3 DLT-V4
This autoloader is SCSI-3 compatible and operates as a single SCSI ID/
two LUN data storage device.
The Quantum SuperLoader 3 autoloader DLT-V4 is equipped with a
Quantum DLT-V4 tape drive and contains up to sixteen DLT VS1 data
cartridges when utilizing two magazines, providing a compressed
capacity of 5.1 Terabytes and a sustained data transfer rate of 36 GB per
hour (native) or as high as 72 GB per hour compressed (assuming 2:1
compression).
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The autoloader is compatible with the most popular operating systems
and environments supporting a Ultra 160 SCSI-3 LVD interface but
requires direct support from the operating system or a compatible
backup application to take full advantage of its many features.
SuperLoader 3 SDLT 600
This autoloader is SCSI-3 compatible and operates as a single SCSI ID/
two LUN data storage device.
The Quantum SuperLoader 3 SDLT 600 autoloader is equipped with a
Quantum SDLT 600 tape drive and contains up to sixteen SDLT II data
cartridges when utilizing two magazines, providing a compressed
capacity of 9.4 Terabytes and a sustained data transfer rate of 129.6 GB
per hour (native) or as high as 259.2 GB per hour compressed (assuming
2:1 compression).
The autoloader is compatible with the most popular operating systems
and environments supporting a 16-bit Ultra 160 SCSI-3 LVD interface
but requires direct support from the operating system or a compatible
backup application to take full advantage of its many features.
SuperLoader 3 DLT-S4
This autoloader is SCSI-3 compatible and operates as a single SCSI ID/
two LUN data storage device. It is also available as a Fibre Channel data
storage device.
The Quantum SuperLoader 3 DLT-S4 autoloader is equipped with a
Quantum DLT-S4 tape drive and contains up to sixteen DLTtape S4 data
cartridges when utilizing two magazines, providing a compressed
capacity of 25.6 Terabytes and a sustained data transfer rate of 216 GB
per hour (native) or as high as 432 GB per hour compressed (assuming
2:1 compression).
The autoloader is compatible with the most popular operating systems
and environments supporting an Ultra 320 SCSI-3 LVD interface but
requires direct support from the operating system or a compatible
backup application to take full advantage of its many features.
Fibre Channel can support up to 126 devices in a loop configuration.
Longwave transceivers (with Fibre Channel cable) support distances up
to 10 kilometers; short pulsewave transceivers (with Fibre Channel
cable) support distances up to 500 meters.
The Fibre Channel version of the SuperLoader 3 DLT-S4 operates at
speeds up to 4 Gigabits (Gb)/second.
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Installation and
Configuration
This chapter covers all aspects of installing the autoloader in your
location. The following information is available:
• “Installation Overview” on page 8
• “Choosing a Location” on page 10
• “UL Requirements” on page 11
• “SCSI Bus Requirements” on page 12
• “Unpacking the Autoloader” on page 13
• “Rack Mounting the Autoloader” on page 14
• “Understanding Autoloader Features” on page 15
• “Front Panel Overview” on page 15
• “Back Panel Overview” on page 16
• “Connecting Cables” on page 17
• “Preparing the Host and Verifying the Connection” on page 21
• “Windows Operating System Support” on page 22
• “Bar Code Reader” on page 24
• “DLTSage Dashboard” on page 24
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Installation Overview
Installation Overview
The SuperLoader 3 is a SCSI device that interfaces to your host computer
(see SCSI Interface).
A Fibre Channel version of the autoloader is available when equipped
with a LTO-3 or DLT-S4 native Fibre Channel tape drive (see Fibre
Channel Interface).
A Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) version of the autoloader is available when
equipped with a LTO-3, LTO-4, and LTO-5 SAS tape drive (see SAS
Interface).
SCSI Interface
Installing the SCSI autoloader consists of the following steps, which are
explained in more detail later in this section:
1 Prepare to install your new Quantum SuperLoader 3 autoloader (see
“Choosing a Location” on page 10).
2 Identify the proper SCSI bus types (see “SCSI Bus Requirements” on
page 12).
3 Identify the accessories that come with the autoloader (see
“Accessories” on page 14).
4 Install the autoloader in a computer rack or select a table or desktop
near the host server. If installing a rack mount unit, refer to “Rack
Mounting the Autoloader” on page 90.
5 Shut down or turn off the server and all devices attached to the
server.
6 Attach the SCSI cable to the autoloader and server's SCSI host
adapter (see “Connecting SCSI and Power Cables” on page 17).
7 Attach the power cable to the autoloader and plug in the power
cable to the nearest power outlet (see “Connecting SCSI and Power
Cables” on page 17). Power the autoloader on to ensure it passes
the power on self-test (POST).
8 Set the SCSI ID for the autoloader (see “SCSI Autoloader” on
page 64).
9 Set up the host and verify the connection (see “Preparing the Host
and Verifying the Connection” on page 21).
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10 Install the device drivers (see “Windows Operating System Support”
on page 22.
Fibre Channel Interface
Installing the Fibre Channel autoloader consists of the following steps,
which are explained in more detail later in this section:
1 Prepare to install your new Quantum SuperLoader 3 autoloader (see
“Choosing a Location” on page 10).
2 Identify the accessories that come with the autoloader (see
“Accessories” on page 14).
3 Install the autoloader in a computer rack or select a table or desktop
near the host server. If installing a rack mount unit, refer to “Rack
Mounting the Autoloader” on page 90.
4 Attach the Fibre Channel cable to the autoloader and a Fibre
Channel switch or the server's Fibre Channel host adapter (see
“Connecting Fibre Channel and Power Cables” on page 18).
5 Attach the power cable to the autoloader and plug in the power
cable to the nearest power outlet (see “Connecting Fibre Channel
and Power Cables” on page 18). Power the autoloader on to ensure
it passes the power on self-test (POST).
6 Install the device drivers (see “Windows Operating System Support”
on page 22).
SAS Interface
Installing the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) autoloader consists of the
following steps, which are explained in more detail later in this section:
1 Prepare to install your new Quantum SuperLoader 3 autoloader (see
“Choosing a Location” on page 10).
2 Identify the accessories that come with the autoloader (see
“Accessories” on page 14).
3 Install the autoloader in a computer rack or select a table or desktop
near the host server. If installing a rack mount unit, refer to “Rack
Mounting the Autoloader” on page 90.
4 Attach the SAS cable to the autoloader (connector type: SFF-8088)
and to the server's SAS host adapter (see “Connecting SAS and
Power Cables” on page 20).
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5 Attach the power cable to the autoloader and plug in the power
cable to the nearest power outlet (see “Connecting SAS and Power
Cables” on page 20). Power the autoloader on to ensure it passes
the power on self-test (POST).
6 Install the device drivers (see “Windows Operating System Support”
on page 22).
Choosing a Location
The autoloader is designed to fit in a standard 19-inch rack using either
the long or short brackets (depending on the depth of the rack). Choose
a location that meets the following criteria (see appendix ,
Specifications). The autoloader uses standard rack mounting hardware.
Table 1 Location Criteria
Criteria
Description
Rack requirements
Standard 19-inch rack with 2U of clearance.
Room temperature
10–35° C (50–95° F)
Power source
AC power voltage: 100–127 VAC; 200–240 VAC
Line frequency: 50–60 Hz
Note: Locate the AC outlet near the autoloader. The AC power cable is the
product’s main disconnect device and must be easily accessible at all
times.
Weight
14.1 kg (31 lb) unloaded
17.2 kg (38 lb) loaded with 2 magazines, 16 cartridges
Air Quality
Minimize sources of particulate contamination. Avoid areas near frequently
used doors and walkways, cooling or exhaust vents, stacks of supplies that
collect dust, printers, and smoke-filled rooms.
Caution: Excessive dust and debris can damage tapes and tape drives.
Humidity
10
20–80% RH (non-condensing)
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UL Requirements
Criteria
Description
Clearance
Back: Minimum of 43.2 cm (17 in.)
Front: Minimum of 68.6 cm (27 in.)
Sides: Minimum of 5.08 cm (2 in.)
UL Requirements
Elevated Operating
Ambient Temperature
When installed in a closed multi-unit rack assembly, the operating
ambient temperature of the rack environment may be greater than the
room ambient. Therefore, consideration should be given to installing
the equipment in an environment compatible with the manufacturer’s
maximum recommended ambient temperature.
Reduced Air Flow
Installation of the equipment in a rack should be such that the amount
of air flow required for safe operation of the equipment is not
compromised.
Mechanical Loading
Mounting of the equipment in a rack should be such that a hazardous
condition is not achieved due to uneven mechanical loading.
Overloading the Circuit
Consideration should be given to the connection of the equipment to
the supply circuit and the effect that overloading of circuits might have
on overcurrent protection and supply wiring. Appropriate consideration
of equipment nameplate ratings should be used when addressing the
concern.
Reliable Earthing
(Grounding)
Reliable earthing of rack-mounted equipment should be maintained.
Particular attention should be given to supply connections other than
direct connections to the branch circuit, such as use of power strips.
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SCSI Bus Requirements
SCSI Bus Requirements
There are minor differences between the Quantum SuperLoader 3 LTO-2
and the Quantum SuperLoader 3 VS160/SDLT 600 autoloaders.
SuperLoader 3 LTO-2
You must connect the Quantum SuperLoader 3 LTO-2 to one of the
following SCSI bus types:
• Ultra2 SCSI Low-voltage Differential (LVD), Single-ended (SE) SCSI
bus
Note: The autoloader is not compatible with a High-voltage
Differential (HVD) SCSI bus.
SuperLoader 3 VS160/SDLT 600
You must connect the Quantum SuperLoader 3 VS160 or the Quantum
SuperLoader 3 SDLT 600 to one of the following SCSI bus types:
• Ultra 320 SCSI-3, LVD SE SCSI bus
• Ultra 160 SCSI-3, LVD SE SCSI bus
General Information
Your SCSI host adapter card must also support the SCSI bus type used to
connect the autoloader. If you use a LVD SCSI bus, use a host adapter
card with a connection for a high-density (HD) 68-pin cable.
Note: If you use a single-ended (SE) SCSI bus, the tape drive’s
performance is limited to the maximum data transfer speed of
the bus.
Note: The maximum number of autoloaders supported per SCSI bus
is two.
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Unpacking the Autoloader
Note: The autoloader may not work with multiple SCSI LUNS when
attached to a RAID controller. The autoloader is not
recommended for use with a RAID controller. If this problem
occurs, it is recommended that the autoloader be attached to a
separate SCSI bus controller on the host or server.
Unpacking the Autoloader
Before you begin, clear a desk or table so that you have room to unpack
the autoloader. Ensure that the work area is free from conditions that
could cause electrostatic discharge (ESD). Discharge static electricity
from your body by touching a known grounded surface, such as your
computer's metal chassis.
The Quantum SuperLoader 3 Quick Start Guide included in the packaging
describes how to unpack and inspect your autoloader correctly. Please
locate the Quantum SuperLoader 3 Quick Start Guide and follow the
directions.
Caution: If the room in which you are working differs from the
temperature in which the autoloader was shipped or
stored by 15° C (30° F) or more, let the autoloader
acclimate to the surrounding environment for at least 12
hours before opening the shipping carton.
Unpack your new Quantum SuperLoader 3 autoloader carefully and
inspect it for any damage that might have occurred during shipping.
1 Inspect the shipping box for damage. If you notice any damage,
report it to the shipping company immediately.
2 Open the shipping box and remove the accessories package. Set the
accessories package aside for now.
3 Lift the autoloader and padding out of the box and place it on the
work surface, top facing up. Do not set the autoloader on either end
or sides.
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4 Carefully remove the shipping padding from the left and right sides
of the autoloader. Then remove the bag from the autoloader.
5 Save the packing materials in case you need to move or ship the
autoloader in the future.
Accessories
The following accessories are shipped with the Quantum SuperLoader 3
autoloader with a SCSI, Fibre Channel, or SAS interface:
• Quantum SuperLoader 3 Quick Start Guide
• SCSI tape drive kits
• SCSI host or server cable
• SCSI terminator (not included with Serial Attached SCSI)
• Fibre Channel tape drive kits
• Fibre Channel cable
• Hardware to rack mount the autoloader
• T8 and T10 TORX® L-Key drivers
• One magazine blank
• Power cable
• Documentation CD containing all documentation in Adobe®
Portable Document Format (PDF)
• Bar code labels
Rack Mounting the Autoloader
To rackmount the autoloader, you need to select an open 2U computer
rack location near the server that will host the autoloader.
For instruction on mounting the autoloader in a standard 19-inch rack,
see “Rack Mounting the Autoloader” on page 90.
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Understanding Autoloader Features
Understanding Autoloader Features
General Features
The autoloader is compatible with most operating systems and
environments that support the SCSI, Fibre Channel, or SAS (Serial
Attached SCSI) interface, but requires either direct support from the
operating system or a compatible backup application to take full
advantage of its many features.
Caution: Whenever you power cycle the autoloader, allow 10
seconds before turning the power back on. The power
supply requires at least two to three seconds for the
capacitors to discharge. This ensures a complete system
reset on power down and may avoid system errors.
Figure 1 Front Panel Overview
1
Power switch
2
Mailslot
3
Front panel LEDs
4
Front panel LCD screen
5
Function keys
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6
Left magazine (or blank)
7
Right magazine (or blank)
1
68-pin HD SCSI connectors, or a Fibre Channel or SAS
connector
2
Fan vent
3
Power connector
4
Remote management Ethernet connector
5
Power switch
Figure 2 Back Panel Overview
Note: If the cover must be taken off, there are 26 screws that need to
be removed.
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Connecting Cables
Connecting Cables
Connecting SCSI and
Power Cables
To connect the SCSI and power cables to the autoloader, follow these
steps:
1 Shut down and turn off the selected server. Turn off all attached
accessory devices, such as printers and other SCSI devices.
2 Attach one end of the SCSI cable (included in the accessory kit) to
one of the connectors on the back panel of the autoloader (see
figure3).
Figure 3 Cable Connectors
(SCSI Tape Drive)
SCSI terminator
SCSI cable
Ethernet cable
3 Attach the other end of the SCSI cable to the connector on the SCSI
host adapter or to the connector on the previous device on the SCSI
bus.
If the supplied SCSI cable does not fit the connector on your SCSI host
adapter, you either have an incompatible SCSI host adapter or you need
to purchase a cable adapter. Contact your service representative or your
SCSI host adapter manufacturer for information.
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4 Attach the terminator to the remaining SCSI connector on the back
panel of the autoloader (if the autoloader is the last or only device
on the SCSI bus). Otherwise, attach the cable to the next device on
the SCSI bus. Make sure that the last device on the SCSI bus is
properly terminated.
5 Attach one end of your Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the
back panel of the autoloader for remote management.
6 Attach the other end of the Ethernet cable to your host network
port or router.
7 Attach the female connector of the power cable to the power
connector on the back panel of the autoloader (see figure2).
8 Plug in the power cable to the nearest properly grounded power
outlet.
9 Plug in the host server or workstation and all attached devices.
10 Turn on the autoloader by setting the power switch on the back
panel to the ON position. Turn on any other devices you turned off
earlier. Check the LCD screen to make sure the autoloader is
receiving power. If it is not, check the power connections and your
power source.
During the power on self-test (POST), both LEDs are illuminated
briefly, followed by only the Ready/Activity LED flashing. When the
initialization sequence is complete, the LCD screen displays the
Home screen.
11 Turn on the server.
Connecting Fibre
Channel and Power
Cables
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To connect the Fibre Channel and power cables to the autoloader,
follow these steps:
1 Attach one end of the Fibre Channel cable (included in the accessory
kit) to the Fibre Channel connector on the back panel of the
autoloader (see figure4).
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Figure 4 Cable Connectors
(Fibre Channel Tape Drive)
Fibre Channel cable
Ethernet cable
2 Attach the other end of the Fibre Channel cable to the Fibre Channel
host.
3 Attach one end of your Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the
back panel of the autoloader for remote management.
4 Attach the other end of the Ethernet cable to your host network
port or router.
5 Attach the female connector of the power cable to the power
connector on the back panel of the autoloader (see figure2).
6 Plug in the power cable to the nearest properly grounded power
outlet.
7 Turn on the autoloader by setting the power switch on the back
panel to the ON position. Turn on any other devices you turned off
earlier. Check the LCD screen to make sure the autoloader is
receiving power. If it is not, check the power connections and your
power source.
During the power on self-test (POST), both LEDs are illuminated
briefly, followed by only the Ready/Activity LED flashing. When the
initialization sequence is complete, the LCD screen displays the
Home screen.
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Connecting SAS and
Power Cables
To connect the SAS and power cables to the autoloader, follow these
steps:
1 Attach one end of the SAS cable (included in the accessory kit) to
the SAS connector on the back panel of the autoloader (see
figure5).
Figure 5 Cable Connectors
(SAS Tape Drive)
Ethernet cable
SAS cable (connector type:
SFF-8088)
2 Attach the other end of the SAS cable to the SAS host.
3 Attach one end of your Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the
back panel of the autoloader for remote management.
4 Attach the other end of the Ethernet cable to your host network
port or router.
5 Attach the female connector of the power cable to the power
connector on the back panel of the autoloader (see figure2).
6 Plug in the power cable to the nearest properly grounded power
outlet.
7 Turn on the autoloader by setting the power switch on the back
panel to the ON position. Turn on any other devices you turned off
earlier. Check the LCD screen to make sure the autoloader is
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Preparing the Host and Verifying the Connection
receiving power. If it is not, check the power connections and your
power source.
During the power on self-test (POST), both LEDs are illuminated
briefly, followed by only the Ready/Activity LED flashing. When the
initialization sequence is complete, the LCD screen displays the
Home screen.
Preparing the Host and Verifying the Connection
If necessary, install a SCSI, Fibre Channel, or SAS host adapter, software,
and compatible drivers. Refer to the manuals for the host computer and
SCSI, Fibre Channel, or SAS host adapter for detailed instructions. In
addition, follow these general guidelines:
• When the host server is powered on, install software, and/or drivers
that are compatible with the autoloader (see “Windows Operating
System Support” on page 22). Software compatibility information is
available at www.quantum.com. Most backup software packages
require an additional module to communicate with the autoloader
robotics.
• If the host server is connected to a network, check with the system
administrator before turning off power.
• Use proper procedures to prevent electrostatic discharge (ESD). Use
wrist-grounding straps and anti-static mats when handling internal
components.
• Make sure that the host server has an open expansion slot.
• Make sure that your backup application supports the SCSI, Fibre
Channel, or SAS host adapter.
• For the SCSI autoloader interface:
• Depending on the server configuration, you may need to
change the SCSI ID of the autoloader (see “SCSI Autoloader” on
page 64).
• Ensure the autoloader is properly terminated. If the autoloader
is the only SCSI device other than the SCSI host adapter on the
selected SCSI bus, it must be terminated. Likewise, if the
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Windows Operating System Support
autoloader is physically the last SCSI device on the SCSI bus, it
must be terminated. Only the devices physically at the
beginning and end of the SCSI bus should be terminated. If the
host is located at the beginning of the SCSI bus, the host should
already have a terminator installed.
• Verify the connection between the autoloader and host by going to
Settings>Control Panel>System>Hardware>Device Manager>Tape
Drive and/or Media Changer in Microsoft® Windows® 2000,
Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Server® 2003. For more
information on verifying the connection of SCSI devices, consult the
operating system documentation.
Windows Operating System Support
There are two device drivers associated with the SuperLoader 3
autoloader. One for the autoloader itself, and a second for the tape
drive within the autoloader.
Note: Device drivers are required if you intend to use the Microsoft
Windows native backup application. Commercial backup
applications provide all necessary device driver support. Refer
to www.quantum.com for a list of compatible backup
applications.
Please note that Microsoft Windows NT® does not include
native support for autoloaders. A backup application must be
used if using the SuperLoader 3 autoloader under Microsoft
Windows NT.
Autoloader Device
Driver
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• For the SuperLoader 3 autoloader, go to
http://www.quantum.com/ServiceandSupport/
SoftwareandDocumentationDownloads/SuperLoader3/
Index.aspx#Drivers.
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Tape Drive Device Driver
• For the LTO-2 drive, go to:
http://www.quantum.com/ServiceandSupport/
SoftwareandDocumentationDownloads/LTO-2Drives/
Index.aspx#Drivers.
• For the LTO-3 drive, go to:
http://www.quantum.com/ServiceandSupport/
SoftwareandDocumentationDownloads/LTO-3Drives/
Index.aspx#Drivers.
• For the HP LTO-4 SCSI drive, go to:
Software and Driver Downloads at the HP Web site.
• For the LTO-4 SAS drive, go to:
http://www.quantum.com/ServiceandSupport/
SoftwareandDocumentationDownloads/LTO-4Half-Height/
Index.aspx.
• For the LTO-5 SAS drive, go to:
http://www.quantum.com/ServiceandSupport/
SoftwareandDocumentationDownloads/LTO-5Half-Height/
Index.aspx.
• For the VS160 drive, go to:
http://www.quantum.com/ServiceandSupport/
SoftwareandDocumentationDownloads/DLTVS160/
Index.aspx#Drivers.
• For the DLT-V4 drive, go to:
http://www.quantum.com/ServiceandSupport/
SoftwareandDocumentationDownloads/DLTV4/Index.aspx#Drivers.
• For the SDLT 600 drive, go to:
http://www.quantum.com/ServiceandSupport/
SoftwareandDocumentationDownloads/SDLT600/
Index.aspx#Drivers.
• For the DLT-S4 drive, go to:
http://www.quantum.com/ServiceandSupport/
SoftwareandDocumentationDownloads/DLTS4/Index.aspx#Drivers.
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Bar Code Reader
Bar Code Reader
The bar code reader is enclosed within the body of the autoloader. The
bar code reader automatically scans each cartridge in the magazine
upon power up, after a reset, after an import or export, or when a reinventory command is issued (see “Running an Inventory” on page 41).
Beyond that, there is no user interface with the bar code reader via the
front panel operator controls or LCD screen. The information from each
label is stored in memory and available through SCSI and On-board
Remote Management to the computer's operating system or backup
application upon request.
If utilizing the bar code reader, you must apply or slide the bar code
labels into the appropriate slot on the front of each cartridge. The labels
must conform to ANSI/AIM BC1 -1995 Uniform Symbology Specification
Code 39. A set of bar code labels is initially included with the
autoloader. Refer to www.quantum.com for information on obtaining
additional bar code labels.
DLTSage Dashboard
DLTSage Dashboard enables you to more effectively manage and
protect your tape storage environment and is accessible from the
Windows Start menu and device manager. The Tape Security feature
included in the Dashboard gives you the ability to add an electronic key
to tape cartridges. This protects your cartridges from unauthorized
access to data in the event that they are lost or stolen. The Dashboard's
Status tab quickly and easily displays: your drive and media's current
health, a dial that indicates when your drive's next cleaning is due, a
graphical display of your cartridge's available free space, and more.
You can download the latest version of DLTSage Dashboard for the DLTV4 and DLT-S4 tape drives from the Quantum Web site at:
www.quantum.com/ServiceandSupport/
SoftwareandDocumentationDownloads/SDLT600/Index.aspx#Drivers
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Operating the Autoloader
This chapter covers all aspects of autoloader operation. The following
topics are available:
• Operator's Panel Functionality
• “Using Cartridges” on page 28
• “Using Magazines and Magazine Blanks” on page 32
• “Viewing Status Information” on page 37
• “Running an Inventory” on page 41
• “Data Compression” on page 41
Operator's Panel Functionality
Note: If security is enabled and you try to execute a command
without entering a password, the autoloader displays the Enter
Password screen until you enter a password. Once you enter a
password, the autoloader takes you back to the command
screen that you were at prior to entering the password.
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Operator's Panel Functionality
The front panel consists of two LEDs, four buttons, and a 2-line by 16character LCD screen and provides everything you need to monitor
autoloader status and to control all of its functions.
Figure 6 Front Panel
1
Power switch
2
Front panel LCD screen
3
Front panel LEDs
4
Scroll up button
5
Scroll down button
6
Escape
7
Enter
The functionality of the two front panel LEDs is defined in table 2.
Table 2 Front Panel LEDs
Function
Power off
26
Green
Amber
OFF
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Ready
ON
OFF
Flashing
OFF
Autoloader attention
OFF
Flashing
Autoloader error
OFF
ON
Normal activity
All the functionality accessed from the scrolling menu is passwordprotected. Two levels of security are built into the menu. The lower-level
security is the operator level and the higher-level security is the
administrator level. There is one password for each level.
The administrator password allows access to all the functionality
available. The operator password allows access to all the functionality in
the Command and Status submenus.
Enter Passwords
Many functions on the autoloader may be password-protected to
ensure data integrity. To access the menu items necessary to execute
these functions, you must first enter your password. All passwords are
six numeric digits long.
When you enter a password, all password-protected functionality is
available until you close your browser session. If you do not use the
front panel for a period of time, the main screen displays on the LCD.
When the main screen displays, the autoloader has automatically
logged you out. You will have to re-enter your password again to access
the menu functionality.
Logout
To log out of the autoloader:
1 From the main menu, scroll to Commands, and then press Enter.
2 From the Commands submenu, scroll to Log Out, and then press
Enter. Session Complete displays on the LCD.
Note: You can also press Escape to log out. Continue pressing Escape
as required until the main screen displays.
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Using Cartridges
Typically, when you first install the autoloader, you load your cartridges
into the magazines and then load the magazines into the autoloader.
However, you can insert and eject cartridges individually using the
mailslot, or you can eject a magazine, manually load and unload
cartridges, then load the magazine back into the autoloader. The
autoloader automatically detects the presence of a cartridge in the
magazine slot.
Note: On the front panel menu, whenever you see Enter or Eject, it
means the cartridge enters and leaves the autoloader through
the mailslot. Whenever you see Load or Unload, it means the
cartridge is loaded into or unloaded from the tape drive.
If you try to perform an illegal operation, the autoloader refuses to
perform the operation. For example, if you try to load a cartridge
through the mailslot to the drive, but the drive already contains a
cartridge, the mailslot does not unlock. If you try to unload a cartridge
from the drive while the autoloader is writing to the tape, the command
will not be initiated until the write command is completed.
WARNING: If a tape cartridge is holding the mailslot door open on
power up, the robot will not move. The system detects
that the mailslot door is open but cannot detect the
presence of the cartridge. If the mailslot door is open, the
bar code scanner laser light may shine out the door and
potentially cause physical injury.
With the mailslot door open, do not insert your hand
through the mailslot door. This is to prevent bodily injury
from the robot. Precautions are in place to prevent the
robotic mechanism functioning in this circumstance.
If the tape cartridge is holding the mailslot door open
during operation, the system keeps track of the tape
movement and continues robotic motion. This can occur
if the robot ejects the cartridge out through the mailslot
door.
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Inserting a Single
Cartridge
When you want to load a single cartridge into the autoloader, you can
use the mailslot. However, if the Security option is turned on, you have
to enter a valid password to unlock the mailslot before you can load a
cartridge. When you insert a cartridge through the mailslot, you can
load it into the tape drive or store it in a magazine slot.
To insert a cartridge into the tape drive:
1 From the main menu, scroll to Commands, and then press Enter.
2 From the Commands submenu, scroll to Enter, and then press Enter.
3 From the Enter submenu, scroll to To Drive, and then press Enter. The
message Insert Tape, Push Until Prompted displays on the LCD.
Note: After Insert Tape, Push Until Prompted displays on the LCD,
insert the cartridge. After approximately 5 seconds, the system
automatically verifies that a cartridge is inserted and continues
the process. The message Tape Loaded displays when
successfully completed.
Note: For the autoloader, push the cartridge in until it stops. The
cartridge will be about 3 inches (7.5 cm) inside the mailslot.
This may require that you push and have your fingers well
within the mailslot opening. After insertion, the end of the
cartridge will be visible at the back of the mailslot opening.
4 Once you have inserted the cartridge, press Enter.
Note: If the insert cartridge function fails, the cartridge ejects and
you will have to repeat steps 3 and 4 again. The message
Missed Tape displays.
5 Press Exit to clear the command and return to the menu.
To insert a cartridge into a magazine slot:
1 From the main menu, scroll to Commands, and then press Enter.
2 From the Commands submenu, scroll to Enter, and then press Enter.
3 From the Enter submenu, scroll to To Location, and then press Enter.
The message Insert Tape, Push Until Prompted displays on the LCD.
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Note: After Insert Tape, Push Until Prompted displays on the LCD,
insert the cartridge. After approximately 5 seconds, the system
automatically verifies that a cartridge is inserted and continues
the process. The message Tape Loaded displays when
successfully completed.
Note: For the autoloader, push the cartridge in until it stops. The
cartridge will be about 3 inches (7.5 cm) inside the mailslot.
This may require that you push and have your fingers well
within the mailslot opening. After insertion, the end of the
cartridge will be visible at the back of the mailslot opening.
4 Once you have inserted the cartridge, press Enter.
Note: If the insert cartridge function fails, the cartridge ejects and
you will have to repeat steps 3 and 4 again. The message
Missed Tape displays.
5 Press Exit to clear the command and return to the menu.
Moving a Single
Cartridge
You can easily move a single cartridge from one location to another
inside the autoloader.
1 From the main menu, scroll to Commands, and then press Enter.
2 From the Commands submenu, scroll to Move, and then press Enter.
The Move screen displays under From:. Scroll to the current location
of the cartridge you want to move. Slots that are occupied by a data
cartridge are indicated by an asterisk (*).
3 From To:, scroll to the location to which you want to move the
cartridge. Slots that are occupied by a data cartridge are indicated
by an asterisk (*). Press Enter.
4 Press Enter.
If you select an empty location, No Source Element displays on the
LCD. Choose a different location.
If you select a location that is already occupied, Destination Full
displays on the LCD. Choose a different location.
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Ejecting a Single
Cartridge
When you want to remove a single cartridge from the autoloader, you
can specify the cartridge you want by bar code or location, or choose
the cartridge currently in the tape drive.
To eject a cartridge by bar code (if you have a bar code reader):
1 From the main menu, scroll to Commands, and then press Enter.
2 From the Commands submenu, scroll to Eject, and then press Enter.
3 From the Eject submenu, scroll to Tape, scroll to Mailslot, and then
press Enter.
4 Scroll to By Barcode.
A bar code label displays.
5 Scroll to the label that corresponds to the cartridge you want to
eject. Press Enter.
To eject a cartridge by location:
1 From the main menu, scroll to Commands, and then press Enter.
2 From the Commands submenu, scroll to Eject, and then press Enter.
3 From the Eject submenu, scroll to Tape, scroll to Mailslot, and then
press Enter.
4 Scroll to By Location.
Slots that are occupied by a data cartridge are indicated by an
asterisk (*). The slot that is occupied by a cleaning tape is indicated
with an at sign (@) if Auto Clean is enabled. Scroll to the slot
containing the cartridge you want to eject.
5 Press Enter.
The cartridge you want is ejected from the mailslot.
To eject a cartridge from the tape drive:
1 From the main menu, scroll to Commands, and then press Enter.
2 From the Commands submenu, scroll to Eject, and then press Enter.
3 From the Eject submenu, scroll to Cartridge, and then press Enter.
4 Scroll to From Drive, and then press Enter.
The cartridge you want is ejected from the mailslot.
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Using Magazines and Magazine Blanks
Figure 7 Left Magazine
Inside edge view
of left magazine
Outside edge view
of left magazine
Left magazine blank
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The autoloader will not run unless both magazine openings are properly
closed. One way that you can close the openings is to use two
magazines. If you use only one magazine, then you must fill the other
magazine opening with a magazine blank for the unit to become
operational.
Note: Magazines, magazine blanks, and magazine handles are not
interchangeable between drive types. Please order the
appropriate part numbers when replacing these items.
Ejecting a Magazine
When you want to remove several cartridges at once, eject the
magazine(s) first.
To eject a magazine:
1 From the main menu, scroll to Commands, and then press Enter.
2 From the Commands submenu, scroll to Eject, and then press Enter.
3 On the Eject submenu, scroll to Right Magazine or Left Magazine, and
then press Enter.
You will hear a distinctive popping sound as the appropriate
magazine is ejected from the autoloader. Left magazine has been
ejected or Right magazine has been ejected displays on the LCD.
Note: To prevent damage to the autoloader or the magazine, use
both hands when removing the magazine from the
autoloader supporting the entire length of the magazine.
4 Grasp the magazine by the handle with one hand and slide it out,
supporting it underneath with the other hand.
Note: Once you eject a magazine, you must fully remove it or
fully reinstall it before powering off the autoloader. Before
returning a magazine to the autoloader, manually turn the
wheels on the side of the magazine. If they move freely, the
cartridges are properly seated. If the wheels do not turn
freely, check the cartridges and remove and replace as
needed.
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Magazine Load/Unload
Command
• When issuing a Load/Unload command to the autoloader, the
system automatically ejects the right-hand magazine. To remove the
left-hand magazine using the Load/Unload command, you must:
1 Remove the right magazine.
2 Replace the right magazine with a magazine blank.
3 Issue the Load/Unload command again. The system will then eject
the left magazine.
4 If you want to have the magazine in the right-hand bay, replace the
magazine blank in the right-hand bay with a cartridge magazine.
Installing a Magazine
To install a magazine into the autoloader:
1 Grasp the magazine by the handle with one hand and support it
underneath with the other hand.
2 Slide the magazine into the magazine bay until it clicks.
Make sure that you position the magazine correctly. It should slide
into the magazine bay smoothly. If you meet resistance, verify the
orientation of the magazine.
The magazine is correctly installed when you feel it click into place
and the front is flush with the front panel. Left Mag Inserted or Right
Mag Inserted displays on the LCD. The autoloader automatically
proceeds to run an inventory.
Caution: Be careful not to turn the knob on the side of the magazine
while the magazine is partially inserted into the autoloader.
Doing so may cause damage to the magazine or the
autoloader.
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Magazine
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The following section describes how to operate a magazine.
There are two knobs located on each end of the magazine. You can
move the slots within the magazine by turning these two knobs and
aligning a slot with one of the two openings.
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1
6/ 1
4
Do not rotate the magazine by inserting your hand and pushing the
cartridge carriers. You can use the openings in the magazine to load and
unload cartridges from the eight slots within each magazine.
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Note: It is recommended that you fully remove the magazine to load
and unload cartridges. If the magazine is not fully removed, do
not rotate the magazine.
To Identify a Slot:
Each slot has an identification number that is exposed when the slots
are in the upper section of the magazine. With the magazine removed
from the autoloader, you can see the identification mark on the top side
of the magazine through one of two windows on the upper surface of
the magazine.
Each magazine carrier is labeled 1/9, 2/10, 3/11, and so forth. Lower
numbers 1 - 8 reference slots in the left magazine. Higher numbers 9 16 reference slots on the right magazine if the optional right magazine
is installed.
To Load Cartridges into a Fully Ejected Magazine:
1 To load cartridges into the magazine, center a slot within one of the
openings located on the side of the magazine.
2 Properly orient the cartridge.
Note: There is a keying feature in each slot that only allows you to
fully insert the cartridge one way.
3 Fully insert the cartridge into the slot.
When pushing the cartridge into the slot, you will feel a small
resistance (detente) until the cartridge is properly latched into the
slot. All forward progress stops when the cartridge is fully inserted.
You can remove a cartridge in the same manner as you insert it. Use the
knobs to center the desired slot(s) in the openings on the side of the
magazine. Using your thumb and index finger, pull out the cartridge.
You will feel a small resistance, but continue to pull the cartridge until it
comes free.
To Unload Cartridges from a Fully Ejected Magazine:
1 Pull the ejected magazine until the large upper slot is accessible.
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2 Rotate the desired slot into position (centered in the opening).
Either load or unload a cartridge to that location. Do not expose
more than the large upper opening when manually operating the
magazine.
Viewing Status Information
From the scrolling menu on the LCD, you can view the autoloader
status, firmware version, element status, tape drive status, tape drive
version, and Ethernet information.
Viewing SuperLoader 3
Autoloader Status
The autoloader status provides information about:
• Whether a magazine is installed or not
• SCSI, SAS, or Fibre Channel connection status
• Ethernet connection status
• Whether a bar code reader is installed or not
To view the autoloader status:
1 From the main menu, scroll to Status, and then press Enter.
2 From the Status submenu, scroll to Autoloader, and then press Enter.
3 From the Autoloader submenu, scroll to Status, and then press Enter.
A list of messages similar to the following displays:
Figure 8 Autoloader Status
Status
Message
Description
Magazines
L=*
The left magazine is present.
R=*
The right magazine is present.
A digit 0 through
7 (default 5)
The assigned SCSI ID for the autoloader.
SCSI ID
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Status
Message
Description
SAS
SAS Interface
SAS connection.
Topology
(Fibre Channel)
Auto Negotiate,
Loop, or P2P
The configured Fibre Channel connection.
Speed
(Fibre Channel)
Auto Negotiate,
1 Gig, or 2 Gig
The configured Fibre Channel speed.
Loop ID
(Fibre Channel)
0 – 127
Valid only with Topology set to Loop.
Mode
Random
The change mode is set to Random.
SEQUENTIAL
The change mode is set to Sequential.
Yes or No
A bar code reader is present.
BC Reader
Viewing Firmware
Version
To view the current firmware version, use the following procedure:
1 From the main menu, scroll to Status, and then press Enter.
2 From the Status submenu, scroll to Autoloader, and then press Enter.
3 From the Autoloader submenu, scroll to Version, and then press
Enter.
A list of messages displays on the LCD. The firmware version is listed
as Firmware: VX.XX where X.XX is the current installed version of the
firmware.
Table 3 Firmware Version
Fields
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Field
Description
Firmware
The number indicates the firmware version.
EDC
The number indicates the Error Correction Code
that was generated when the firmware was
installed. The autoloader uses this number to verify
that the firmware and the memory holding the
firmware are good.
HW Rev
The number indicates the hardware version.
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Field
Description
ME Rev
The number indicates the mechanical version.
The element status reports the status of the magazine slots. The status
indicates whether a slot contains a cartridge or not, and which slot is
allocated as the cleaning cartridge's slot. To view an element's status:
1 From the main menu, scroll to Status, and then press Enter.
2 From the Status submenu, scroll to Autoloader, and then press Enter.
3 From the Autoloader submenu, scroll to Element Status, and then
press Enter.
4 Press Enter.
You can scroll through each of the slots. Slots that are occupied by a
data cartridge are indicated by an asterisk (*). The empty slot that is
assigned to a cleaning cartridge is indicated with an exclamation
point (!). The slot that is occupied by a cleaning cartridge is
indicated with an at sign (@).
5 Scroll to the slot containing the cartridge for which you want to see
the label, or the cartridge you want to move, and then press Enter.
The Element Status screen displays the bar code label for that
cartridge. A move command also displays on the screen.
Note: The Move command displays only if the security is disabled
or if you are logged in as Administrator or Operator.
If you want to move the cartridge, scroll until the location you want
to move to displays under To:, and then press Enter. If you do not
want to move the cartridge, press Escape.
Viewing Tape Drive
Status
To view the tape drive status:
1 From the main menu, scroll to Status, and then press Enter.
2 From the Status submenu, scroll to Drive, and then press Enter.
3 From the Drive submenu, scroll to Status, and then press Enter.
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A list of messages displays. These messages may include:
Table 4 Drive Status Fields
Viewing Tape Drive
Version
Field
Description
SCSI ID or
Fibre Channel
Indicates the drive’s SCSI ID number or a Fibre
Channel drive.
SAS Interface
Indicates a SAS drive.
Loader LUN
Indicates the Logical Unit Number (LUN) of the
media changer device.
Compression
Indicates whether the tape drive compression is
enabled or disabled.
Drive Tape
Indicates whether the tape drive is present or not.
To view the tape drive version:
1 From the main menu, scroll to Status, and then press Enter.
2 From the Status submenu, scroll to Drive, and then press Enter.
3 From the Drive submenu, scroll to Version, and then press Enter.
A list of messages displays. These messages may include:
Table 5 Drive Version Fields
Viewing Ethernet
Information
Field
Description
Product Type
Indicates the type of drive installed.
Version
Indicates the version number of the drive.
To view the Ethernet information:
1 From the main menu, scroll to Status, and then press Enter.
2 From the Status submenu, scroll to Ethernet, and then press Enter.
A list of messages displays. These messages may include:
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Table 6 Ethernet Information
Fields
Field
Description
MAC Address
Indicates the unique network identifier associated
with the autoloader.
IP Address
Indicates the static IP address or currently assigned
dynamic IP address. The text DHCP displays in this
case.
Network
Indicates whether the autoloader is connected to
the network or not and at what speed.
Running an Inventory
The autoloader automatically runs an inventory whenever you power it
back on or insert a magazine. An inventory checks each magazine slot,
the drive, the picker, and the mailslot to determine if a cartridge is
present. If so, it also reads the bar code label, if available. If you need to
run an inventory in addition to this, you can do so manually.
Note: No bar code labels can be read if there is a tape in the picker.
To perform an inventory manually:
1 From the main menu, scroll to Commands, and then press Enter.
2 From the Commands submenu, scroll to Inventory, and then press
Enter. The autoloader scans the bar codes of all the cartridges
present.
Data Compression
Compressing the data means that the autoloader can write more data
to the same amount of tape. Compression also increases the
performance of the data transfers from or to the SCSI bus. The data
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compression is drive dependent and cannot be set from the front panel
or On-board Remote Management. Your backup application package
may also have information on compression. The front panel display will
indicate whether data compression is Enabled or Disabled.
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On-board Remote
Management
This chapter covers the operation, configuration, and troubleshooting
of the autoloader Remote Management Unit (RMU). The following
topics are available:
• On-board Remote Management Overview
• “Configurations Page” on page 46
• “Updates Page” on page 56
• “Diagnostics Page” on page 57
• “Commands Page” on page 59
On-board Remote Management Overview
Your Quantum SuperLoader 3 autoloader firmware includes an Ethernet
interface to allow remote administration of the autoloader. The
interface, called the On-board Remote Management, includes a Web
server that provides a Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)-based
graphic user interface (GUI) for ease of use.
Many of the operations that you perform from the front panel, you can
also perform remotely using On-board Remote Management. These
functions include moving tapes, sequential operations, system
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operations options, networking options, security options, running
diagnostic tests, and performing system updates.
Note: Only use the Diagnostic command when the autoloader is
known to be idle and unavailable to host backup/restore
applications. Use of the Diagnostic commands from On-board
Remote Management should not be issued while the
autoloader is being used by host applications. The autoloader
will recognize when the drive or autoloader is executing host
commands and will respond appropriately to prevent
application failures. A Diagnostic command being issued
between host application commands may not be recognized
resulting in a failed application, such as a failed backup/restore
job.
Note: To log out of the system, you must close your browser to end
the session.
Opening On-board
Remote Management
On-board Remote Management has an HTML interface, which means
you use a browser to open it. The following Web browsers are
supported:
• For Microsoft Windows—Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or later
• For Microsoft Windows Server 2003—Microsoft Internet Explorer
6.0 or later (with latest security patches)
• For Redhat® 2.1—Mozilla™ 1.4.2
• Firefox™ 1.0
You need an operator password to access the Commands page, and you
need an administrator password to access the Configurations,
Diagnostics, and Updates pages.
To open On-board Remote Management:
1 From your computer, open your Web browser.
2 In the browser's address field, enter the IP address for your
autoloader (see “Viewing Ethernet Information” on page 40).
The Home page displays in your browser window.
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Note: When using the On-board Remote Management page with
Microsoft Internet Explorer, be sure to enable the Allow META
REFRESH option.
On Internet Explorer version 6.0, this feature is controlled
through the Tools>Internet Options menu selection under the
Security tab.
Viewing Status
Information
Status information displays on the right-hand side of the Home page
and every page of On-board Remote Management except for the
Updates page. The status information is updated every 10 seconds.
Changes to the status appear in the status window update, but may
take approximately 60 seconds to refresh. You can also click Refresh
Status to get an immediate update of the system.
The menu headings also appear at the top of every page. To access the
functionality under the menu heading, click the specific menu heading.
The first time that you connect, On-board Remote Management
prompts you for your username and password, then displays the
opening page for that menu.
Default Username and
Password
The default username for On-board Remote Management is guest. The
default password is guest.
The username and password are case sensitive and should be entered in
all lower case letters. The default username and password are valid if no
usernames have been configured.
Time Display
The time displayed is either regular time or power-on time. Regular time
is Month/Date/Year time, such as Nov/21/2004 19:28. Power-on time is
Power On Cycles (POC)/Power On Hours (POH), such as POC:00121,
POH:00002:07:45.
• POC (5-digit number) is the number of times the system has booted
since it was manufactured.
• POH is the number of hours, minutes, and seconds that the system
has been on since the current boot occurred.
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Configurations Page
Feedback on Pages
If there is feedback from the system when you submit a request, the
feedback displays beneath the submit button. In some cases, you may
have to scroll to see the feedback information.
Configurations Page
The Configurations page includes a submenu on the left-hand side of the
page. You can set the System Operations, Networking, and Security
options from this page.
System Operations
Options
The options listed under System Operations include SCSI ID (or Fibre
Channel), SAS, Mode, Compression, Cleaning Tape, Magazines, and
System Time.
SCSI ID
You can change the drive's SCSI ID from On-board Remote
Management. To change the SCSI ID:
1 From any page, click the Configurations heading. The Configurations
screen displays.
2 Under System Operations, select SCSI ID.
3 Click the drop-down box to select a number to assign for the new
SCSI ID.
4 Click submit.
Note: You must perform a system reset before the new SCSI ID
takes effect, or you can use the front panel to power cycle
your machine.
Fibre Channel
You can select the Fibre Channel parameters from On-board Remote
Management.
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Configurations Page
Note: In a native Fibre Channel device, dynamic World Wide Naming
is supported.
To select the Fibre Channel parameters:
1 From any page, click the Configurations heading. The Configurations
screen displays.
2 Under System Operations, select Fibre Channel.
3 Under Fibre Channel, select the desired Topology.
• Auto Negotiate
• Peer to Peer
• Loop
• Loop ID
4 Under Fibre Channel, select the desired Speed.
• Auto Negotiate
• 1 Gig
• 2 Gig
5 Click submit.
Note: You must perform a system reset before the changes take
effect, or you can use the front panel to power cycle your
machine.
SAS
You can select SAS parameters to enable or disable transport layer
retries.
To set the SAS parameters:
1 From any page, click the Configurations heading. The Configurations
screen displays.
2 In the SAS section of the page, the current selection is marked. To
change the selection, select the other option. Click submit.
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Note: You must perform a system reset before the new mode
takes effect, or you can use the front panel to power cycle
your machine.
Mode
You can set the autoloader to either Random or Sequential. The default
change mode is Random.
In Random mode, you (or the backup software) can specify which
cartridge you want to use and where you want it to go. You will
probably use this mode the most.
The Sequential mode supports certain backup applications that do not
manage media. During backup, when one cartridge is read or written to
the end of the tape, the autoloader automatically returns that cartridge
to its slot and loads the cartridge from the next higher numbered slot to
the tape drive to be read or written to. This continues until the backup
software stops accessing the drive or until all the cartridges have been
sequentially accessed. The autoloader does not move the media until
the host requests the tape drive to unload the tape via a SCSI unload
command.
Note: In Sequential mode, the medium changer does not appear in
the Device Manager. The medium changer will reappear in
Device Manager if you return the system to Random mode. This
is to allow for operating systems that do not support multiple
LUNs.
In Sequential Cycle mode, which is an option of the Sequential mode,
the autoloader automatically starts over with magazine slot 1 when the
last cartridge is used (slot 16 or highest filled slot). If this change mode
is not set, the autoloader stops when the last cartridge available has
been used. In Sequential Cycle mode, the autoloader continues to cycle
until a user stops it.
To set the Mode:
1 From any page, click the Configurations heading. The Configurations
screen displays.
2 In the Mode section of the page, the current mode is marked. To
change the mode, select a different option. The Sequential Cycle
check box is ignored if Sequential mode is not selected.
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3 Click submit.
Note: You must perform a system reset before the new mode
takes effect, or you can use the front panel to power cycle
your machine.
Compression
For the Quantum SuperLoader 3 autoloader, data compression is drivedependent. The front panel and On-board Remote Management will
display whether or not compression is enabled.
Compressing the data means that the drive can write more data to the
same amount of tape. Compression also increases the performance of
the data transfers from or to the SCSI bus.
Note: Compression cannot be changed from the front panel or Onboard Remote Management of the autoloader.
To view the compression setting:
From any page, click the Configurations heading. The Configurations
screen displays. Under the Compression heading, the current
compression setting is displayed as Compression Enabled or
Compression Disabled.
Cleaning Tape
To enable or disable the Auto Clean function, you must also designate a
full slot for the cleaning tape cartridge. If a slot has not been
designated, the box displays None. To designate the cleaning tape slot:
1 Load a cleaning tape into an empty slot using the Commands page.
2 Enable or disable Auto Clean by selecting the check box.
Note: If Auto Clean is disabled, the cleaning tape will
automatically be ejected via the mailslot. Cleaning is
managed by the backup package you have installed
instead.
To set Auto Clean:
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Configurations Page
1 From any page, click the Configurations heading. The Configurations
screen displays.
2 Scroll to Cleaning Tape.
If a check mark displays in the box next to Auto Clean, the option is
enabled. To disable Auto Clean, click the box to remove the check
mark. If no check mark displays in the box next to Auto Clean, the
option is disabled. To enable Auto Clean, click the box to enter a
check mark.
3 In the Cleaning Tape Location field, select the appropriate slot
location where you installed the cleaning tape. If Auto Clean is
disabled, cleaning is managed by the backup package you have
installed instead.
4 Click submit.
Setting the Magazines
This setting is used to report the number of storage elements and the
element address to the SCSI host. This setting must match the physical
configuration in order for correct information to be reported. This
setting only affects the information reported to the SCSI host. This
setting does not affect the access to magazine slots from the front
panel or On-board Remote Management. Those interfaces are based on
the physical configuration.
When configured for Both magazines, the autoloader always reports 16
storage elements to the SCSI host. This allows the removal and
reinstallation of magazines without affecting what is reported to the
host. When configured for Left or Right, the autoloader will always
report eight storage elements to the SCSI host.
The element addresses vary depending on which magazine is
configured. If Left or Right is selected, and both magazines are
physically installed, the front panel and On-board Remote Management
allow the user access to the other magazine, but the SCSI host will not
have access.
To set the Magazines option:
1 From any page, click the Configurations heading. The Configurations
screen displays.
2 Scroll to Magazines. The Magazines options display.
A check mark displays after the currently enabled mode.
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3 Do one of the following:
• To leave the Magazines mode unchanged, press Esc.
• To change the Magazines configuration, scroll to the setting you
want for the autoloader, selecting the appropriate check box,
and then click submit. These settings include Both, Right, and
Left.
The message This will require a power cycle and ISV configuration
change. Enter To Continue is displayed.
• To continue with the change, press submit. The message Please
power cycle the tape autoloader and reconfigure the ISV app.
displays.
Setting the System Time
The system time is displayed by On-board Remote Management and is
used internally for logging events and errors.
The time will be reset automatically if a time server is configured.
Otherwise, the time must be set through On-board Remote
Management. The time zone setting is not lost when powered off.
Note: If the time was set using On-board Remote Management,
whether connected to a time server or not, the autoloader
automatically corrects for daylight savings time. If the time
does not properly correct for daylight savings time, you must
correct for daylight savings time manually.
To set the system time:
1 Using the first drop-down list next to Time Zone, select the number
of hours difference between your local time and Greenwich Mean
Time (GMT).
Note: For example, if you live in Colorado, the time difference is –
6 hours in the summer and –7 hours in the winter.
2 Below the Time Zone field, select the current Month drop-down list.
3 In the Day field, type the current day of the month.
4 In the Year field, type the current year.
5 In the Hour text box, type the current hour in 24-hour format.
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6 In the Minute text box, type the current minute.
7 Click submit to save the information.
Setting Network Options
When you originally installed the autoloader, you set the Ethernet
configurations through the front LCD panel. However, you can modify
them through On-board Remote Management. The options include
Current Network Parameters, Set IP, and Set Network Configuration. To
change the Ethernet configurations:
To view the Current Network Parameters:
1 From any page, click the Configurations heading. The Configurations
screen displays.
2 From the Configurations menu, click Networking.
The Current Network Parameters area displays the current IP address,
MAC address, and the speed setting for the Ethernet connection.
In the Set IP section, if a check mark displays in the box next to DHCP,
the dynamic IP address option is enabled. This means that with every
reset of the system, the IP address may change depending on the
network administrator's settings.
To Set IP address:
1 Clear the check box to remove the check mark from the DHCP field,
if applicable.
2 In the IP address fields, type the static IP address using the <Tab> key
to move from box to box.
3 If no check mark displays in the box next to DHCP, the static IP
address option is enabled. To change a static IP address, type in the
new address in the IP address fields using the <Tab> key to move
from box to box.
4 To change the IP address from a static address to a dynamic address,
click the box next to DHCP.
To Set Network Configuration:
1 To change the values of the subnet mask, gateway, Simple Network
Management Protocol (SNMP) server, or the time server, type in the
new address, using the <Tab> key to move from box to box.
2 Click submit.
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Setting Security Options
When you enable the security option, users must enter a password to
access the autoloader's front panel functionality. A password allows
either administrator-level access or operator-level access (see “Setting
Security” on page 73). To set security:
1 From any page, click the Configurations heading. The Configurations
screen displays.
2 On the left-hand side of the screen, click Security. The System
Security section of the screen displays.
3 To enable front panel security, select the check box next to Front
Panel Security Enabled.
4 If the check box is blank, the security option for the front LCD panel
is not enabled.
5 Click submit.
To reset the front panel password:
1 From any page, click the Configurations heading. The Configurations
screen displays.
2 On the left-hand side of the screen, click Security.
3 Select the check box next to Reset Front Panel Password. A check
mark displays.
4 Click submit.
To set User Administration:
1 From any page, click the Configurations heading. The Configurations
screen displays.
2 On the left-hand side of the screen, click Security.
3 From the drop-down list next to Select User Type, select Operator 1,
Operator 2, Administrator 1 or Administrator 2.
4 In the Username field, enter a user name.
5 In the Password field, enter the new password.
6 In the Verify Password field, re-enter the same new password.
7 Click submit.
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Note: To view the list of currently defined users, click submit with
Select User Type.
Note: To delete a user, Select User Type and click submit with the
User Name and Password fields blank.
To set the Client Authorization Control:
1 From any page, click the Configurations heading. The Configurations
screen displays.
2 On the left-hand side of the screen, click Security.
Scroll to Client Authorization Control. In this section is a list of the IP
addresses that are authorized to perform functions using On-board
Remote Management for this specific unit. There are two sets of IP
address boxes. You can individually enable/disable and configure
each set.
• If enabled, each set can be used to specify either a range of IP
addresses or a pair of specific IP addresses that are allowed to
administer this unit. A set can also be used to specify a single IP
address if the desired IP address is entered into both the “a”
and “b” portions of the set. When a set is used to specify a
range of IP addresses, the “b” portion of each address set must
be greater than or equal to the “a” portion of that address set.
• If neither set is enabled, any IP client can administer the unit. If
a single set is enabled, only clients that pass the test specified by
that set are allowed administrator access. If both sets are
enabled, any client that passes either of the two filter tests can
administer the unit.
The Web server always allows any client to view the status
information of the unit, regardless of the authorized client list or the
overlap control policy.
3 Use the drop-down box to select Enable or Disabled.
4 Type the IP addresses in the appropriate boxes.
5 Click submit to save.
Client Overlap Control is a management policy on controlling how the
Web server handles overlapping control requests from multiple clients
on the authorized client list. The options include No Locking, Full
Locking, and Time-Based Locking.
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• No Locking allows multiple clients to have unrestricted access to
control the system as long as they are on the authorized client list.
• Full Locking permits only one authorized client to issue control
requests at a time. This client must release the lock by clicking the
Home option in the upper frame of the page to permit other
authorized clients to have control access.
• Time-Based Locking is similar to Full Locking in that only one
authorized client can have control access at once, but the lock is
automatically released after the specified number of seconds of
inactivity have elapsed.
After selecting the appropriate policy by clicking the check box, click
submit to save the changes.
1 From any page, click the Configurations heading. The Configurations
screen displays.
2 On the left-hand side of the screen, click Security.
3 Select a security option from the Client Overlap Control options:
• No locking allows multiple users to access the system and issue
requests.
• Full Locking allows only one user to access the system and issue
requests.
• Time-based Locking allows only one user to access the system
and issue requests with the lock expiring after a designated
amount of inactivity (in seconds).
• Home is used to release a full or time-based lock and permit
another user to access the system.
Note: Locking is only available to users on the authorized client
list.
4 Click submit.
Note: To log out of the system, you must close your browser to
end the session.
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Updates Page
Note: By entering an improper range of IP addresses, a user could
possibly lock out all IP clients from administering the
autoloader. If this occurs, you can restore the default values
by running Restore Default from the front panel
Configuration Menu.
Updates Page
You can browse to find system updates and then upload the updates. To
get system updates:
1 From any page, click the Updates heading. The Firmware Update
screen displays.
2 Click Browse to navigate to the host system for the update file. The
file should end in an .img extension.
3 Click Upload.
4 Click OK in response to the confirmation box. The autoloader
automatically uploads the new code and processes it to the system.
Note: A Microsoft issue can keep a user from updating drive or loader
firmware over the On-board Remote Management interface.
This can occur under Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1
(SP1), or if a user has installed Microsoft Security Update
MS05-019. This problem will appear with a 6F Communication
Error message on the front panel with the warning light on.
On-board Remote Management will continue to report the
autoloader status as Initialization.
Microsoft has described a workaround for this problem in their
product with Technical Support Article 898060 (http://
support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=898060). If this
problem occurs, the autoloader should be restarted to avoid
further communication errors.
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Diagnostics Page
Diagnostics Page
From the Diagnostics page, you can run various tests on the autoloader.
You can also view error and history logs, test progress, identify the
physical unit in a rack, or reset the system.
Running Diagnostic
Tests
You can perform the following diagnostic tests from On-board Remote
Management:
• Loader—Picker Test
• Loader—Magazine Test
• Loader—Inventory Test
• Random Moves
Note: On-board Remote Management allows you to request all
diagnostic tests, but any tests that require a cartridge to be
inserted will time out unless someone manually inserts the
cartridge at the appropriate time.
Viewing Error or History
Logs
To view error or history logs:
1 From any page, click the Diagnostics heading. The Diagnostics
screen displays.
2 Under View Error and History Logs, click View Logs. You can also save
the logs to a file by clicking Save Logs. If you save the logs to a file,
you must select a destination folder within 60 seconds.
Note: View Logs allows you to view a summary of the hardware,
software and update logs for the autoloader.
Save Logs saves detailed log information to a file for the
autoloader. On some browsers, after saving logs, it may be
necessary to click on Home to continue using the On-board
Remote Management function.
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Diagnostics Page
Diagnostics
To view the various diagnostic options:
1 From any page, click the Diagnostics heading. The Diagnostics
screen displays.
2 In the Diagnostics section, select the diagnostic test that you want
to run from the Test drop-down menu.
3 Specify a loop count, if desired.
4 Click Start Test.
5 While the test is running, you can view the status of the test. From
View Diagnostic Test Progress, click View Status.
A separate screen indicates which test is running and the current
status of the diagnostic test.
6 To refresh the status information, click View Diagnostic Test
Progress, and then click View Status again.
Identification
You can use the Identification feature of the autoloader by requesting
the LCD backlight to flash for a specified number of seconds.This can be
helpful in identifying the location of the autoloader in an equipment
room.
1 From any page, click the Diagnostics heading. The Diagnostics
screen displays.
2 Under Identification, enter the number of seconds in the Time (secs)
field.
3 Click Identify. The LCD backlight flashes on the autoloader for the
specified number of seconds.
Performing a System
Reset
You will use System Reset when making SCSI ID changes, mode
changes, magazine changes, and IP address changes. A system reset will
take at least three minutes if there is a tape in the drive, or
approximately 30 seconds otherwise. To perform a system reset:
1 From any page, click the Diagnostics heading. The Diagnostics
screen displays.
2 Under the System Reset section, click System Reset.
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Commands Page
Commands Page
You can move tapes, run a system inventory, reset the picker to its home
position, or perform sequential operations from the Commands page.
When you click Commands, the page displays.
From a remote location, you can request that a tape be moved from one
position to another. To move a tape:
1 From any page, click the Commands heading. The Commands screen
displays.
2 From the Moving Tapes section of the page, click the drop-down
menu under From: and select the current location of the tape that
you want to move.
Note: You can also click the slot on the graphic of the autoloader
magazine to select and move a cartridge.
3 From the drop-down menu under To:, select the location to which
you want to move the tape, and then click submit.
Inventory
The autoloader automatically runs an inventory whenever you power it
on or insert a magazine. If you need to run an inventory in addition to
this, you can use On-board Remote Management to do it remotely. To
run an inventory:
1 From any page, click the Commands heading. The Commands screen
displays.
2 From the Commands page, click Inventory. The autoloader starts an
inventory immediately.
Set to Home
If the autoloader is not able to successfully execute a Moving Tapes or an
Inventory command, try executing a Set to Home command, and then
retry the move or inventory command again.
The Set to Home command resets the autoloader as a means to help the
autoloader recover from an unexpected internal condition. To set to
Home:
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Commands Page
1 From any page, click the Commands heading. The Commands screen
displays.
2 From the Commands page, click Set to Home. This executes a reset
command to the autoloader.
Sequential Operations
The Sequential Operations mode supports certain backup applications
that do not manage media. During backup, when one cartridge is read
or written to the end of the tape, the autoloader automatically returns
that cartridge to its designated slot and loads the cartridge from the
next higher numbered slot to the tape drive to be read or written to.
This continues until the backup software stops accessing the drive or
until all the cartridges have been sequentially accessed. The autoloader
does not move the media until the host requests the tape drive to
unload.
Note: The loader must be in Sequential mode, selected from the
Configurations page, to use Sequential Operations.
1 From any page, click the Commands heading. The Commands screen
displays.
2 From the Commands page, scroll to Sequential Operations.
3 To start Sequential Operations, click Start. This moves the first
available cartridge from the storage slot to the drive.
• To stop Sequential Operations, click Stop. This removes the cartridge
from the drive and places it back into the cartridge's previous
storage slot.
• To resume Sequential Operations, click Resume. This moves the next
cartridge to the tape drive.
Note: You must perform a Start or Resume command to load a
cartridge into the tape drive before starting a host backup.
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Administration
This chapter covers the information needed to interface the Autoloader
to the host network. The following topics are available:
• “Introduction” on page 61
• “Configuring the Autoloader” on page 62
• “Setting Ethernet” on page 66
• “Setting the Change Mode” on page 70
• “Setting Security” on page 73
• “Setting Magazines” on page 73
• “Setting Passwords” on page 74
Introduction
When you first power on the Quantum SuperLoader 3 autoloader, it
automatically runs a power on self-test (POST). During the POST, the left
(green) LED flashes. After the POST, the left (green) and right (amber)
LED flash alternately back and forth. Do one of the following:
• If the autoloader powers on successfully, continue configuring the
autoloader (see Configuring the Autoloader).
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Note: The front panel requires a six-digit password to change the
configuration (see “Setting Passwords” on page 74). The LCD
front panel default password for the Administrator is 000000.
The default password for the Operator is 111111.
• If the autoloader does not power on successfully, check the
following:
• Power switch is on.
• Power cable is inserted correctly.
• SCSI (or SAS, or Fibre Channel) cable is connected to the
autoloader and host computer.
• SCSI bus is terminated (SCSI autoloader).
• No error code displays on the autoloader LCD.
• If you cannot resolve the problem yourself, contact your service
representative or go to www.quantum.com.
When you first power on the autoloader, the setting for the Internet
Protocol (IP) address is static with the address 192.168.20.128. If you
want to use Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) to change the
IP address, see “Setting the IP Address” on page 67. To determine the IP
address when using DHCP, view the Ethernet status information (see
“Viewing Ethernet Information” on page 40).
Configuring the Autoloader
To configure the autoloader, start with the main menu on the front
panel. If the main menu is not already visible on the LCD, press Enter.
When you first power on the autoloader, the default is set with no
password protection. However, after you set the security option, all the
configuration functionality is password-protected. You need an
administrator-level password to configure the autoloader.
To configure the Quantum SuperLoader 3 autoloader, you must verify
the setup of the following:
• SCSI, SAS, or Fibre Channel autoloader.
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• Magazine(s).
• Ethernet IP address (if you are not using DHCP).
• Time zone, date, and time.
• Control mode.
• Security option.
The front panel menu provides the following options (see figure 9):
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Figure 9 System Menu Tree
Status
Autoloader
Status
Version
Element Status
Drive
Status
Version
Ethernet
Enter To View
IPv6 Link Local
SCSI Autoloader
Commands
Eject
Tape (Mailslot)
By Barcode
By Location
From Drive
Right Magazine
Left Magazine
Enter (Mailslot)
Autoloader
To
Drive
Autoloader
To
Location
Move
Inventory
Enter Password
Operator
Administrator
Log Out
Sequential Ops
Start
Resume
Stop
Home
Configuration
SCSI ID
or
SAS
Set TLR
or
FibreChannel
Channel
Fibre
Set Topology
Set FC Speed
Set Loop Id
Diagnostics
Error Logs
Hard
Tape Alert Logs
End Curr. Test
Picker Test
Magazine Test
Inventory Test
Random Moves
Last Test Log
Ethernet
Set IPv4 Addr
Set IP
Set Subnet Mask
Set Gateway
Set IPv6 Addr
Set IP
Time
Set Timezone
Set Date/Time
Change Mode
Random
Sequential
Seq Cycle Mode
Barcode Reader
SCSI Barcode
Cleaning Tape
Auto Clean
Magazines
Both
Left
Right
Security
Security
Set Password
Operator
Administrator
Restore Default
Each SCSI device attached to a server or workstation must have a unique
SCSI ID. For the SCSI SuperLoader 3 autoloader, you need one SCSI ID.
To set the SCSI ID:
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1 If the main menu is not already visible, press Enter.
2 On the main menu, scroll to Configuration and press Enter.
3 On the Configuration submenu, scroll to SCSI ID and press Enter.
4 Scroll to the number you want to set as the autoloader's SCSI ID,
then press Enter. Cycle Power new SCSI ID displays on the LCD.
5 Press and hold the power button on the front panel until System
Shutdown wait 60 sec displays on the LCD. Power Off displays on the
LCD, then the autoloader shuts off.
6 Press the power button again to power on the autoloader.
The new SCSI ID is now in effect.
SAS Autoloader
If you have an autoloader with a SAS tape drive, SAS replaces SCSI ID.
To set or change the SAS parameters to enable or disable transport layer
retries (TLR):
1 If the main menu is not already visible, press Enter.
2 On the main menu, scroll to Configuration and press Enter.
3 On the Configuration submenu, scroll to SAS Interface and press
Enter.
4 Scroll to the parameter you want to set or change (Enable or Disable
transport layer retries), then press Enter.
5 Press and hold the power button on the front panel when Please
Cycle Power displays on the LCD.
6 Power Off displays on the LCD, then the autoloader shuts off.
7 Press the power button again to power on the autoloader.
The new SAS parameters are now in effect.
Fibre Channel
Autoloader
If you have an autoloader with a Fibre Channel tape drive, Fibre Channel
replaces SCSI ID.
Note: In a native Fibre Channel device, dynamic World Wide Naming
is supported.
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Setting Ethernet
To set or change the Fibre Channel parameters:
1 If the main menu is not already visible, press Enter.
2 On the main menu, scroll to Configuration and press Enter.
3 On the Configuration submenu, scroll to Fibre Channel and press
Enter.
4 Scroll to the parameter you want to set or change (Set Topology, Set
FC Speed, or Set Loop ID), then press Enter.
• Set Topology allows you select Auto Negotiate, Loop, or P2P.
• Set FC Speed allows you to select Auto Negotiate, 1 Gig, or 2 Gig.
• Set Loop ID allows you to select a Loop ID of 0 – 127 (only if Loop
is selected with Set Topology).
5 Press and hold the power button on the front panel when Please
Cycle Power displays on the LCD.
6 Power Off displays on the LCD, then the autoloader shuts off.
7 Press the power button again to power on the autoloader.
The new Fibre Channel parameters are now in effect.
Setting Ethernet
Ethernet is the method used by the autoloader to access a network.
With an Ethernet connection, you can remotely access the autoloader
over the network. To use the Ethernet connection, you must define the
following:
• A dynamic or static IP address for the autoloader (required)
• A subnet mask (required)
• An IP gateway (optional)
• A Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) server (optional)
• A time server, or set the time and time zone manually (optional)
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Setting the IP Address
An IP address is the address of any device attached to a network. Each
device must have a unique IP address. IP addresses are written as four
sets of numbers separated by periods ranging from 0.0.0.0 up to and
including 255.255.255.255.
IP addresses are either permanent or dynamically assigned. A
permanent, or static, address remains the same each time the device
connects to the network. A dynamic address may change each time the
device connects to the network server using Dynamic Host
Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
To set a dynamic IP address:
1 From the main menu, scroll to Configuration, and then press Enter.
2 From the Configuration menu, scroll to Ethernet, and then press
Enter.
3 From the Ethernet submenu, scroll to Set IP, and then press Enter.
4 Scroll to DHCP, and then press Enter. Please reboot to use DHCP
displays on the LCD screen.
5 Press and hold the power button on the front panel until System
Shutdown wait 60 sec displays on the LCD. Power Off displays on the
LCD, then the autoloader shuts off.
6 Press the power button again to power on the autoloader. The IP
address is changed.
To set a static IP address:
1 From the main menu, scroll to Configuration, and then press Enter.
2 From the Configuration menu, scroll to Ethernet, and then press
Enter.
3 From the Ethernet submenu, scroll to Set IP, and then press Enter.
4 Scroll to Static IP, and then press Enter. The cursor automatically
appears at the first digit.
5 At each position of the IP address, use the up and down arrows to
change the value of each digit. Press Enter to advance the cursor to
the next digit.
When you have advanced through all of the digits of the IP address,
the autoloader displays Enter to save.
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Note: If you make a mistake, press Escape to backspace to the
digit you want to change.
6 Press Enter. The Configuration submenu appears and the static IP is
now in effect. You do not need to reboot the autoloader.
7 Press Escape or Enter to return to the Ethernet submenu.
Setting the Subnet
Mask
Creating a subnet mask is a method of splitting IP networks into a series
of subgroups, or subnets, to improve performance or security.
To set a subnet mask:
1 From the main menu, scroll to Configuration, and then press Enter.
2 From the Configuration menu, scroll to Ethernet, and then press
Enter.
3 From the Ethernet submenu, scroll to Set Subnet Mask, and then
press Enter.
4 At each position of the Subnet Mask address, use the up and down
arrows to change the value of each digit. Press Enter to advance the
cursor to the next digit.
When you have advanced through all of the digits of the subnet
mask address, the autoloader displays Enter to save.
Note: If you make a mistake, press Escape to backspace to the
digit you want to change.
5 Press Enter. New Subnet Mask xxx.xxx.xxx appears on the LCD. You
do not need to reboot the autoloader.
6 Press Escape or Enter to return to the Ethernet submenu.
Setting an IP Gateway
To set an IP gateway:
1 From the main menu, scroll to Configuration, and then press Enter.
2 From the Configuration menu, scroll to Ethernet, and then press
Enter.
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3 From the Ethernet submenu, scroll to Set Gateway, and then press
Enter. The cursor automatically appears at the first digit.
4 At each position of the gateway address, use the up and down
arrows to change the value of each digit. Press Enter to advance the
cursor to the next digit.
When you have advanced through all of the digits of the gateway
address, the autoloader displays Enter to save.
Note: If you make a mistake, press Escape to backspace to the
digit you want to change.
5 Press Enter. New Gateway is xxx.xxx.xxx appears on the LCD. You do
not need to reboot the autoloader.
6 Press Escape or Enter to return to the Ethernet submenu.
System Time
The system time is displayed by On-board Remote Management and it is
used internally when logging events and errors. The system time is
either regular time or power-on time. Regular time is Month/Date/Year
Time, such as Nov/21/2004 19:28. Power-on time is Power On Cycles/
Power On Hours. For example, POC: 00121, POH: 00002:07:45 where POC
is the number of times the system has booted since it was
manufactured, and POH is the number of hours, minutes, and seconds
since the last system boot. If regular time is known, it will be used,
otherwise power-on time is used.
Setting the Time Zone
To set the time zone:
1 From the main menu, scroll to Configuration, and then press Enter.
2 From the Configuration menu, scroll to Time, and then press Enter.
3 From the Time submenu, scroll to Set Timezone, and then press
Enter. The Time Zone screen appears, allowing you to set the hours.
The cursor automatically appears at the first digit.
4 Scroll to set the number of hours difference between your local time
and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
5 Scroll to set the number of minutes difference between your local
time and GMT, then press Enter. The new time zone is set.
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6 Press Escape or Enter as necessary to return to the main menu.
Setting the Date and
Time
To set the date and time:
1 From the main menu, scroll to Configuration, and then press Enter.
2 From the Configuration menu, scroll to Time, and then press Enter.
3 From the Time submenu, scroll to Set Date/Time, and then press
Enter. The Date/Time screen appears, allowing you to set the date
and time. The cursor automatically appears at the first digit.
4 The first four digits represent the current year. At each position of
the year, use the up and down arrows to change the value of each
digit. Press Enter to advance the cursor to the next digit.
5 The next two digits represent the current month. At each position of
the month, use the up and down arrows to change the value of
each digit. Press Enter to advance the cursor to the next digit.
6 The next two digits represent the current day. At each position of
the day, use the up and down arrows to change the value of each
digit. Press Enter to advance the cursor to the next digit.
7 The next two digits represent the current hour. At each position of
the hour, use the up and down arrows to change the value of each
digit. Press Enter.
8 The last two digits represent the current minute. At each position of
the minute, use the up and down arrows to change the value of
each digit. Press Enter to advance the cursor to the next digit.
9 Press Enter to save.
10 Press Escape as necessary to return to the main menu.
Setting the Change Mode
You can set the autoloader to either Random or Sequential. The default
change mode is Random.
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In Random mode, you, or the backup software, can specify which
cartridge you want to use and where you want it to go. You will
probably use this mode the most.
The Sequential mode supports certain backup applications that do not
manage media. During backup, when one cartridge is read or written to
the end of the tape, the autoloader automatically returns that cartridge
to its slot and loads the cartridge from the next higher numbered slot to
the tape drive to be read or written to. This continues until the backup
sequentially accessed. The autoloader does not move the media until
the host requests the tape drive to unload the tape via a SCSI unload
command.
Note: In Sequential mode, the medium changer does not appear in
the Device Manager. The medium changer will reappear in
Device Manager if you return the system to Random mode. This
is to allow for operating systems that do not support multiple
LUNS.
In Seq Cycle mode, which is an option of the Sequential mode, the
autoloader automatically starts over with magazine slot 1 when the last
cartridge is used (slot 16 or highest filled slot). If this change mode is
not set, the autoloader stops when the last cartridge available has been
used. In Seq Cycle mode the autoloader continues to cycle until a user
stops it.
To set the Change Mode:
1 From the main menu, scroll to Configuration, and then press Enter.
2 From the Configuration menu, scroll to Change Mode, and then press
Enter. the mode options appear. A check mark appears next to the
currently enabled mode.
3 Do one of the following:
• To leave the mode the same, press Escape.
• To modify the change mode, scroll to the mode to which you
want to set the autoloader and press Enter. Reboot to enable new
mode appears on the LCD.
4 Press and hold the power button on the front panel until System
Shutdown wait 60 sec appears on the LCD. Power Off appears on the
LCD and the autoloader shuts off.
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5 Press the power button again to power up the autoloader. The new
change mode is now in effect.
Sequential Mode
Operations
If you enable Sequential mode, you must use the Sequential Ops
submenu under the Commands menu to operate the autoloader after
you reboot.
• The Start command allows you to load the first cartridge.
• The Resume command allows you to continue from the next unused
slot, if a user stopped the cycle.
• The Stop command allows you to stop the cycle.
To start Sequential mode operation:
1 From the main menu, scroll to Commands, and then press Enter.
2 From the Commands menu, scroll to Sequential Ops, and then press
Enter.
3 From the Sequential Ops menu, scroll to Start, and then press Enter.
Moving first tape to drive appears on the LCD.
To stop Sequential mode operation:
1 From the main menu, scroll to Commands, and then press Enter.
2 From the Commands menu, scroll to Sequential Ops, and then press
Enter.
3 From the Sequential Ops menu, scroll to Stop, and then press Enter.
Ejecting tape from drive appears on the LCD.
To resume Sequential mode operation:
1 From the main menu, scroll to Commands, and then press Enter.
2 From the Commands menu, scroll to Sequential Ops, and then press
Enter.
3 From the Sequential Ops menu, scroll to Resume, and then press
Enter. Moving next tape to drive appears on the LCD.
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Setting Security
You can add security to the front panel by password-protecting the
autoloader's functionality. The security setting only protects the front
panel functionality. The default setting is Off, meaning that no password
is required. However, you can enable the security option so that users
must enter a password to access functionality.
When you first power on the autoloader, the security option is set to Off.
Use the following procedure to enable the security option. You must
have an administrator-level password to set passwords.
To set the security option:
1 From the main menu, scroll to Configuration, and then press Enter.
2 From the Configuration menu, scroll to Security. If a check mark
appears after the word, the security option is On. If no check mark
appears, the security option is Off.
3 To change the option, press Enter. For example, if the security option
was set to On, it is now set to Off, and no check mark appears.
Setting Magazines
In some cases, autoloader owners were being charged Independent
Software Vendor (ISV) licensing fees for two-magazine SuperLoader 3s
although only one magazine was configured. This occurred because the
ISV software was registering the autoloader as a two-magazine device,
regardless of the number of magazines configured. You have the ability
to set the number of magazines in the autoloader.
To set the number of magazines:
1 From the main menu, scroll to Configuration, and then press Enter.
2 From the Configuration menu, scroll to Magazines, and then press
Enter.
3 From the Magazines menu, select either Right, Left, or Both to
indicate the magazines installed in the autoloader.
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Setting Passwords
Many operations on the autoloader are password-protected to ensure
data integrity. You can set passwords to administrator level and to
operator level. Operator-level users have access to the Commands and
Status menus. Administrator-level users have access to all functionality.
To set a password:
1 From the main menu, scroll to Configuration, and then press Enter.
2 From the Configuration menu, scroll to Set Password, and then press
Enter.
3 To set a password to the operator level, scroll to Operator. To set a
password to the administrator level, scroll to Administrator, then
press Enter. The Set Password screen appears.
4 Press Enter. If you are not logged in as Administrator, press Enter
again to log in. A text box appears above the first asterisk.
In the text box, scroll to the first character of the password. The
cursor automatically appears at the first number of the password.
5 At each position of the password, use the up and down arrows to
change the value of each number. Press Enter to advance the cursor
to the next number.
Note: If you make a mistake, press Escape to backspace to the
digit you want to change.
6 Press Enter. The text box above the asterisk disappears and another
text box appears above the next asterisk.
7 Repeat steps 5 and 6 to enter the remaining digits of the password.
When you have entered six numbers, the autoloader displays Submit
Password below the asterisks.
8 Press Enter to submit the password. Password Successfully changed
appears on the LCD.
9 Press Enter. The Operator and Administrator options reappear. You
can either enter another password, or press Escape or Enter as
necessary to return to the main menu.
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Getting Lost Passwords
If you forget the administrator-level password, you cannot access the
autoloader's functionality to enter a new password. In this case, you
must call customer support. When you call, have the autoloader
connected to the Ethernet and open On-board Remote Management.
Note: You can reset front panel passwords to the factory defaults
from On-board Remote Management. However, if the Onboard Remote Management passwords are lost, you must
contact customer support. If you must contact customer
support, be at the host computer with On-board Remote
Management on line. From the main screen, click Configuration.
The enter Network Password or User name screen displays. The
customer support representative will need the number
surrounded by asterisks to locate and reset your password. This
is your “realm number.”
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Diagnostics
This chapter provides troubleshooting information that might be helpful
with problems encountered during autoloader operation.
• Power-on Self Test (POST)
• Diagnostic Tests from the Front Panel
• On-board Remote Management Diagnostic Tests
Power-on Self Test (POST)
This section describes the POST and its various tests and also explains
how to perform diagnostic tests from the front panel and from the Onboard Remote Management interface.
The Power-on Self Test (POST) and diagnostic tests are helpful tools for
testing the autoloader’s functionality and for troubleshooting errors.
With the results from the POST and diagnostic tests, you can determine
how well the autoloader is working and locate any problems
Every time you turn on the autoloader, the POST checks all of the
autoloader’s basic components. If you experience problems with the
autoloader, the POST is a good method to determine if any major parts
are malfunctioning.
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Table 7 POST Descriptions
POST
Test Description
MICROP
Tests the microprocessor’s general-purpose registers
IRAM
Tests the microprocessor’s internal RAM
Addr Lines
Bit walks the SRAM address lines
SRAM
Tests the 512K SRAM
Code Chksum
Verifies the Flash image checksum
EERom
Checks the EERom area and verifies the checksums
PLL Clock
Tests that the microprocessor’s PLL is synchronized correctly
LCD
Verifies that the LCD is present and working correctly
Ethernet
Configures and verifies communication with the Ethernet chip
Barcode
Verifies that the bar code reader is present and performs a hardware
handshake
Temperature Sense
Pass/Fails the MDM and configures the AHIM temperature sensors
MDM
Verifies that the MDM is present and checks the sensors
Fan
Verifies that the fan is operating correctly
Performing a POST
If you experience errors while operating your autoloader, you may need
to reboot the autoloader to perform a POST.
To reboot the SuperLoader 3 autoloader:
1 Hold down the power button until the System Shutdown Please
Wait... message displays.
2 Release the power button. The autoloader turns off.
3 Press the power button again to turn the autoloader on. POST runs
automatically.
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Diagnostic Tests from the Front Panel
Interpreting the POST
Results
While the POST is running, a progress indicator showing the name of
the test displays on the front panel. If the autoloader is working
properly, the message System Ready and the current configuration
display after the POST completes successfully.
If the autoloader is not working properly, error messages display on the
front panel (see “Autoloader Logs” on page 103).
Diagnostic Tests from the Front Panel
Diagnostic tests allow you to calibrate parts of the autoloader, check the
condition of parts, or test the autoloader’s functionality. From the front
panel, you can perform all of the diagnostic tests.
Note: Use of the Diagnostic Commands from the On-board Remote
Management interface should not be issued while the
autoloader is being used by host applications. Only use the
Diagnostics Commands when the autoloader is known to be
idle and unavailable to host backup/restore applications.
The autoloader recognizes when the drive or autoloader is executing
host commands and will respond appropriately to prevent application
failures. A diagnostic command issued between host application
commands may not be recognized appropriately, resulting in a failed
application.
Because certain tests require you to manually insert a cartridge, you can
perform only some of the diagnostic tests using On-board Remote
Management (see “On-board Remote Management Diagnostic Tests” on
page 82).
Note: On-board Remote Management allows you to request all
diagnostic tests, but any tests that require a cartridge to be
inserted will time-out unless someone manually inserts the
cartridge at the appropriate time.
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Setting the Security
When you enable the security function, the diagnostic tests are
password protected to ensure data integrity. To access any of the
diagnostic tests, you must first enter an Administrator password. If you
do not enter the password, you will be prompted to enter the password
when you attempt to perform a diagnostic test.
To enter an Administrator password:
1 From any menu, click the Commands heading. The Commands
screen displays.
2 On the Command submenu, scroll to Enter Password, and then press
Enter.
3 On the Enter Password submenu, scroll to Administrator, and then
press Enter.
The Login screen displays with a row of asterisks. A text box displays
above the first asterisk.
4 In the textbox, scroll to the first number of the password, and then
press Enter. The text box above the asterisk disappears and another
text box displays above the next asterisk.
5 Repeat Step 4 to enter the remaining numbers of your password.
Note: Press Escape to backspace to a previous text box, if
necessary.
When you have finished entering your password, Submit Password
displays on the LCD below the asterisks.
6 Press Enter to submit your password. The display returns to the
Enter Password submenu.
Stopping a Diagnostic
Test
At times you may need to stop a diagnostic test while it is in progress.
Certain diagnostic tests even require you to stop them or they run
continuously. To stop a diagnostic test while it is running, use the Halt
Test function. When you select Halt Test, any picker or magazine
functions complete, and then the diagnostic test is stopped.
To perform a Halt Test from the front panel:
1 While the diagnostic test you wish to stop is running, press Escape.
The Diagnostics submenu displays.
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2 On the submenu, scroll to Halt Test, and then press Enter. User Abort
displays.
3 Press Enter to return to the Diagnostics submenu. Refer to Onboard Remote Management for any test results.
To perform a Halt Test from On-board Remote Management:
1 Select Halt Test from the Diagnostics drop-down menu, and click
Stop Test.
2 Select View Status to see the results of the command. Test Stopped
displays along with any test results.
Front Panel Diagnostic
Tests
You can perform the following using the front panel:
• Tape Alert Logs
• End Curr. Test
• Picker Test
• Magazine Test
• Inventory Test
• Random Moves Test
• Last Test Log
To perform any of the front panel diagnostic tests:
1 From the main menu, scroll to Diagnostics and press Enter.
2 Scroll to the test that you want to run and press Enter.
If you are already logged in as Administrator, the test begins
executing immediately. The message Running Test displays while the
test is in progress.
When the test completes, either the message Test Successful
displays or the message Test Failed and an error code displays.
Proceed to Step 4.
3 If you are not logged in, you will be asked to enter the Administrator
password. Do the following:
a From the front panel, enter the Administrator password by using
the Up and Down scroll arrows to select each digit, and then
press Enter to move to the next digit. To move to the previous
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digit, press Escape. When you have entered the entire six digit
password, you will be asked to press Enter one more time to
submit the password. If the password is incorrect, you will be
asked to re-enter it using the same procedure. Otherwise, you
will be returned to the Diagnostics menu. Press Enter to run the
desired test.
The message Running Test displays while the test is in progress.
To stop the test prematurely, see Stopping a Diagnostic Test.
b When the test completes, either the message Test Successful
displays or the message Test Failed and an error code display.
4 If the test is successful, press Enter to return to the Diagnostics test
menu. For detailed results of a test, use On-board Remote
Management to retrieve the diagnostic test status (see Diagnostics
Using On-board Remote Management).
On-board Remote Management Diagnostic Tests
You can perform the following diagnostic tests from On-board Remote
Management:
• Loader—Picker Test
• Loader—Magazine Test
• Loader—Inventory Test
• Random Moves
Note: On-board Remote Management allows you to request all
diagnostic tests, but any tests that require a cartridge to be
inserted will time out unless someone manually inserts the
cartridge at the appropriate time.
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To perform diagnostic tests using On-board Remote Management:
1 Open a Web browser and connect to the autoloader. The On-board
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2 Click the Diagnostics heading. A login window displays.
3 Type an Administrator user name and a password, and then click
Enter. The Diagnostics submenu displays.
4 Select the test you wish to perform from the Diagnostics drop-down
menu, and then click Start Test.
The selected diagnostic test runs. While the test is running, you can
view the status of the test. To view the status, from View Diagnostic
Test Progress, click View Status.
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Customer Replaceable
Units (CRUs)
The SuperLoader 3 is not intended for customer servicing. If you do
service the unit yourself, the power cable must be removed from the
unit and the electrical outlet before removing the cover. Failure to do so
may cause severe bodily injury or damage to the equipment.
Some parts of the autoloader are customer-replaceable. Magazines are
not interchangeable between the VS/SDLT drive types and LTO drive
types of the SuperLoader 3. These parts can be ordered from Quantum
and installed at the site of the unit. Be sure to order the appropriate
magazine for your unit.
Customer Replaceable Units (CRUs) include:
• Replacing a Magazine or Magazine Blank
• “Rack Mounting the Autoloader” on page 90
Replacing a Magazine or Magazine Blank
To replace a cartridge magazine or magazine blank, you need to remove
the current magazine or blank, and then install the new magazine or
blank. If you currently have a magazine blank and wish to change it to a
cartridge magazine, you must remove the blank first, and then insert a
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cartridge magazine. This allows for up a maximum of 16 cartridges in
the autoloader, plus one cartridge in the drive.
Note: Handles are either right or left. They are not interchangeable
between the left and right sides of the autoloader.
Removing a Magazine
In most cases, you will remove a magazine by using the Eject command
on the front panel menu. If you need to remove the magazine when the
autoloader is powered off, you must remove it manually. Please contact
Customer Support for more information.
Removing a magazine using the front panel
1 On the menu, scroll to Commands.
2 Press Enter.
3 On the Commands submenu, scroll to Eject, and then press Enter.
4 On the Eject submenu, scroll to Right Magazine or Left Magazine,
depending on which magazine you want to eject, and then press
Enter.
The magazine pops forward so that the front of the magazine is no
longer flush with the front panel.
5 With one hand, grasp the magazine by the handle and slide it
forward to remove. Place your other hand under the magazine to
support it and prevent it from falling.
Removing a Magazine
Blank
Your autoloader comes equipped with either two magazines, or one
magazine and one magazine blank. The autoloader will not function
without both magazine bays equipped with either a magazine or a
magazine blank.
To remove a magazine blank:
1 Pull the magazine blank straight out.
2 Replace with another magazine blank or a cartridge magazine (see
Reinstalling a Magazine).
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Reinstalling a Magazine
To install a cartridge magazine:
1 Grasp the magazine by the handle with one hand and support it
underneath with the other hand.
2 Slide the magazine into the magazine bay. Make sure you position
the magazine correctly; it should slide smoothly.
Caution: Insert the magazine slowly to avoid damaging internal
components or the autoloader.
3 The magazine is correctly installed when you feel it click into place
and the front is flush with the front panel.
Installing a Magazine
Blank
To install a magazine blank:
1 Grasp the magazine blank by the handle with one hand and guide
the blank into the magazine bay.
2 Slide the magazine blank into the magazine bay until it stops.
Caution: The magazine blank is correctly installed when you feel
it click into place and the front of the blank is flush
with the front panel of the autoloader.
Changing the
Orientation
A magazine or magazine blank can be configured to fit in the right or
left magazine bay. The handle must be removed and the appropriate
handle attached to match the orientation of the magazine or blank.
To remove and attach a magazine handle, you will need a #1 Phillips
screwdriver.
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Figure 10 Left Magazine
Inside edge view of left
magazine
Outside edge view of left
magazine
Left magazine blank
Changing the orientation of a magazine
1 Remove the two screws that attach the handle to the front of the
magazine.
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Figure 11 Removing the
Screws from the Handle
Screws
2 Unsnap the handle carefully, being careful not to break the hinge.
3 Rotate the magazine 180 degrees so that what was the front of the
magazine is now the back.
4 Attach the appropriate left or right handle to the front of the
rotated magazine.
5 Snap the handle back onto the front of the magazine.
6 Install the two screws to attach the handle securely to the
magazine.
Changing the orientation of a magazine blank
1 Remove the two screws that attach the handle to the front of the
magazine blank.
2 Unsnap the handle carefully, being careful not to break the hinge.
3 Rotate the magazine blank 180 degrees so that what was the front
of the magazine is now the back.
4 Add the appropriate right or left handle to the front of the rotated
magazine blank.
5 Snap the handle back on the front of the magazine blank.
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6 Install the two screws to attach the handle securely to the magazine
blank.
Rack Mounting the Autoloader
The autoloader can be rack mounted directly to the stationary cabinet
rails.
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Figure 12 Clearance
Requirements for Rack
Mounting
Minimum clearance to
load or unload a magazine
from the system
27.0” [686 mm]
Minimum clearance to load a tape
via the mailslot
Clearance to door inside a rack
6.0” [152 mm]
2.0” [51 mm]
FRONT
Minimum clearance
between the rear of the
SuperLoader and the
inside of the rack (using
standard mounting
brackets adjusted to their
closest setting)
Minimum side
clearance (both
sides)
1.0” [25 mm]
REAR
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General Preparation for
Rack Mount Installation
Take the following general safety steps before beginning a rack mount
installation.
1 Lower the cabinet feet.
2 Extend the cabinet anti-tip device, if available.
3 Ensure that the cabinet and all rack mounted equipment have a
reliable ground connection.
4 Verify that the total current of all rack mounted components
(including the SuperLoader) will not exceed the current rating of the
power distribution unit or outlet receptacles.
5 Secure the help of at least one other person. At least two people are
required to safely install the SuperLoader into a rack cabinet.
WARNING: Failure to take these safety steps may result in
personal injury or equipment damage.
Caution: Do not remove the top cover of the autoloader during
the installation process. Removing the top cover could
result in damage to the autoloader.
Stationary Rack Mount
Installation
This section describes the steps for attaching the autoloader directly to
the stationary rails of a rack.
1 Make sure you have the following tools and parts:
• #2 Phillips screwdriver
• Level
• The following autoloader accessory kit parts (see figure 13):
• Four autoloader brackets (two long and two short to
accommodate different rack depths)
Use the short autoloader brackets (74-60604-03) unless the
distance from the front mounting rail to the rear mounting
rail is less than 30.25 in. (76.84 cm).
• Two support brackets (74-60605-01)
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• Eight 10-32 x 1/4 inch button head screws for the support
brackets (four per support bracket)
• The following parts shipped with your rack and are not supplied
by Quantum:
• Eight clip nuts
• Eight screws
Figure 13 Required Parts for
Installation
Support brackets
(74-60605-01)
Short autoloader
brackets (74-60604-03)
Long autoloader
brackets (74-60604-01)
Support bracket screws
2 Install two clip nuts, 1.75 in. (44.45 mm) apart, onto each of the
four rails of the rack, making sure that you install each pair of clip
nuts at exactly the same level (see figure 14).
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Figure 14 Installing Two Clip
Nuts
Rail
Rail
Clip nut
Outer covers
of the rack
1.75 in
(44.45 mm)
Rail
Clip nut
3 Select the long or short autoloader brackets (depending on the
depth of the rack), and then attach them to the rear of the
autoloader (see figure 15).
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Figure 15 Attaching
Autoloader Brackets
Autoloader
Screws (10-32 x 1/4 only)
Autoloader bracket
4 Using rack screws, attach a support bracket to the clip nuts on each
rear rail (see figure 16.)
Note: Be sure to attach the support brackets correctly; the side of
the bracket with only two holes should be secured to the
rail.
Tighten the screws just enough to hold the support brackets firmly
against the rail while still allowing the support bracket to be slightly
shifted by hand. This shifting will help facilitate the engagement of
autoloader brackets as the autoloader is installed in the rack. You
will fully tighten the screws in Step 8.
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Figure 16 Attaching Support
Brackets
Support bracket
Clip nuts
Rack
screws
Outer cover of rack
Rear rail in rack
5 With the help of a second installer, insert the autoloader into the
rack so that the autoloader brackets slide into corresponding
support brackets on the rear rails and the tabs at the front of the
autoloader align flush with the clip nuts on the front rails (see
figure 17).
Caution: Do not release the front end of the autoloader until it
can be secured to the rack.
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Figure 17 Sliding Autoloader
into Rack
Autoloader bracket
Support bracket
6 While the other installer holds the front end of the autoloader,
secure the autoloader in the rack by doing the following:
a Secure the front end of the autoloader to the rack using four
rack screws (two per tab) as shown in figure 18. Tighten the
screws just enough to secure the autoloader to the front rails.
Figure 18 Front Alignment
Front rail
Autoloader (front)
Rack
screws
Tab (one
per side)
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b Install four screws (two per side) to secure the support brackets
to the autoloader brackets (see figure 19).
Figure 19 Connecting Support
Brackets
Support bracket
Autoloader
bracket
Screws
7 Verify that the autoloader is level. Adjust as needed.
8 When the autoloader is level, tighten all screws securing the
autoloader to the rack. This includes the following:
• Four screws securing the autoloader tabs to the front rails.
• Four screws securing the support brackets to the rear rails.
• Four screws securing the autoloader brackets to the support
brackets.
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Logs and Troubleshooting
This chapter covers information about logs and troubleshooting of the
autoloader. The following topics are available:
• Before Contacting Customer Support
• “Autoloader Logs” on page 103
• “Tape Drive Logs” on page 115
• “POST Failure Logs” on page 117
• “Returning the Autoloader for Service” on page 117
Before Contacting Customer Support
Errors that you may experience with your autoloader can range from
severe hardware damage to simple connection problems. Before you
return your autoloader, you may be able to fix the problem yourself by
following some basic troubleshooting procedures.
Other than drive cleaning, there is no recommended routine
maintenance for the Quantum SuperLoader 3 autoloader.
The front LCD provides some troubleshooting capabilities, but is limited.
On-board Remote Management provides more detailed information
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about the present state of the autoloader and past performance, and is
more helpful for troubleshooting errors.
Table 8 describes the probable cause and suggested action for problems
that you may encounter.
WARNING: The SuperLoader 3 is not intended for customer servicing.
If you do service the unit yourself, the power cable must
be removed from the unit and the electrical outlet before
removing the cover. Failure to do so may cause severe
bodily injury or damage to the equipment.
Table 8 Probable Cause and
Possible Solutions
Problem
Suggested Action
The front panel does not display information.
The connection to the LCD has failed.
• Use On-board Remote Management to
troubleshoot error.
The user starts a code update from the front
panel without inserting a tape.
• Power cycle the unit.
The autoloader does not respond on the front
panel SCSI bus or Ethernet. Bug checks appear
immediately after loading a new version of
firmware.
The firmware is corrupted.
The autoloader is operating slowly.
The autoloader is incorrectly configured for the
operating system.
• Reload the firmware.
• Go to www.quantum.com for compatibility
requirements.
The autoloader does not turn on.
The power cable or source is malfunctioning. The
autoloader is incorrectly configured.
• Check all outlets and power cables for proper
connection.
• Contact customer support.
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The front panel and light indicators do not turn
on.
• Verify that the autoloader is plugged in.
• Verify that the power switch on the back is
turned on.
• Verify that the drive carrier assembly is locked
into the autoloader chassis with the four
screws supplied.
• Contact customer support.
The front panel does not display information, but
light indicators above the front panel are turned
on.
• Connect to the autoloader, using On-board
Remote Management with an Ethernet
connection and issue a System Reset from the
Diagnostics page.
• Verify that the drive carrier assembly is locked
into the autoloader chassis with the four
screws supplied.
• On the front panel, press and hold the power
switch for 15 seconds, then turn the rear
power switch off. Wait 60 seconds and turn
the rear power switch back on.
• Contact customer support.
The autoloader does not communicate with the
host system via the SCSI bus.
• Verify that the SCSI cables are connected to
the rear of the autoloader and that the correct
LVD host controller card is installed.
• Verify that the SCSI cables are not damaged or
crimped and the total SCSI cable length is not
exceeding the maximum required length.
• Verify that a LVD SCSI terminator is attached to
both the first and last SCSI device on the SCSI
bus.
• Verify that the autoloader SCSI ID is set to a
unique SCSI ID that is not used by any other
SCSI device on the same SCSI bus.
• Issue a System Reset either by using On-board
Remote Management Diagnostic page or by
turning off power from the front panel.
• Contact customer support.
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The tape drive responds on the SCSI bus to the
host, but the autoloader does not respond.
• Verify that the autoloader LUN is set to 1. To do
this, select Status on the LCD front panel, then
select Drive, and then Status.
• Go to the Configuration menu and verify that
the mode is set to Random.
• If the SCSI ID is unique, check SCSI cables and
terminators.
• Verify that the host application and the device
drivers are installed with the most current
patches to support the autoloader.
The autoloader does not communicate with the
host system via the Ethernet.
• Verify that the Ethernet cable is connected to
the correct hub.
• Verify the Ethernet configuration settings via
the front panel LCD. If the DHCP server is
available, Ethernet status should indicate
DHCP, otherwise, you must set a unique IP
address and a subnet mask.
• Power off the autoloader by turning off the
system from the front panel LCD and turning it
back on.
• Contact customer support.
The application software reports a failure
locating a piece of media or fails to move a piece
of media as requested.
• Use the On-board Remote Management tool
and verify that the media is in the expected
location internal to the autoloader.
• Issue a System Reset either by using On-board
Remote Management Diagnostics page System
Reset, or by turning the power off from the
front panel.
• Contact customer support.
The application software reports an error while
reading or writing a piece of media.
• Try a different piece of media.
• Issue a System Reset either by using On-board
Remote Management Diagnostics page System
Reset, or cycle the power from the front panel.
• Contact customer support.
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Other failures occur.
• Issue a System Reset either by using On-board
Remote Management Diagnostics page System
Reset, or cycle the power from the front panel.
• Contact customer support.
Autoloader Logs
Whenever any system or application actions occur, the autoloader
generates logs recording the action. You can use some of these logs to
troubleshoot errors. Errors are problems that occur while operating the
autoloader. They prevent the autoloader from completing a specific
action.
When an error occurs, one of the following can happen and the system
generates a log of the error:
• No error message appears, but the autoloader fails to complete the
action.
• An error message appears on the front panel or in the On-board
Remote Management screen. The screen displays the error message
and the Hard Log records non-recoverable errors (see “Hard Logs”
on page 105).
Note: To troubleshoot hard errors, you may need to power cycle,
repair, or replace the unit.
You can use these error logs to determine the type of error, when it
occurred, and what parts of the autoloader it affects (or which parts of
the autoloader need to be repaired or replaced).
Different types of error logs are generated for the autoloader and the
tape drive.
• Autoloader error logs provide information if the errors relate to data
cartridge movement.
• Tape drive error logs provide information if the errors relate to the
tape drive's read/write performance.
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Log Types
While there are other types of logs, use the Hard Log to troubleshoot
errors. This log helps determine the type of error, time of occurrence,
and parts of the autoloader affected.
The autoloader generates the following logs, all with the same basic
format (see “Hard Log Example” on page 106):
Soft Logs
The Soft Log records the autoloader's history during different conditions.
It is similar to the Hard Log but may have been overwritten by a recovery
action.
Update Logs
The Update Log records firmware changes and upgrades in the
autoloader. It also records information when hardware is updated or
changed.
Shadow Logs
(Engineering use only)
Boot Logs
The Boot Log keeps track of the boot status in terms of number of hours
the unit has been powered on, the number of times the autoloader has
been rebooted, and the reason for the reboot.
OEM Logs
OEM Logs store information specific to an OEM.
ID Logs
ID Logs store information specific to an OEM.
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Hard Logs
The Hard Log is used for troubleshooting purposes and is described in
Retrieving the Hard Log. Entries in the Hard Log represent errors that
were not recovered during normal retry operations.
The following table indicates the ways in which you can retrieve each
log type.
Table 9 Log Retrieval Methods
Log Type
http
Front Panel
SCSI
Soft
Yes
Yes
No
Update
Yes
Yes
No
Shadow
Yes
No
No
Boot
Yes
No
No
OEM
Yes
No
Yes
ID
Yes
No
Yes
Hard
Yes
Yes
Yes
Each log records information such as time of the event, error codes, and
context information. The key fields are the “Time Stamp” on page 107
(in order to correlate the event with a possible application interruption),
and the “Error Type” on page 109 for which the event was logged.
Retrieving the Hard Log
Partial information from the Hard Log can be retrieved from the front
panel. The front panel displays only the most important information.
You can retrieve complete Hard Log information through On-board
Remote Management.
Whenever the autoloader generates a Hard Log, On-board Remote
Management automatically displays the log information. For front panel
retrieval, you must request the information.
By interpreting the information in this log, you can determine how to
troubleshoot errors.
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Autoloader Logs
To retrieve Hard log information from the front panel:
1 From the front panel LCD, scroll to Diagnostics, and then press Enter.
The Diagnostics submenu displays.
2 From the Diagnostics submenu, scroll to Error Logs, and then press
Enter. The Error Log submenu displays.
3 From the Error Logs submenu, scroll to Hard, and then press Enter.
The log information displays.
To retrieve Hard log information from On-board Remote
Management:
1 From any screen, click the Diagnostics heading. The Diagnostics
screen displays.
2 Click View Logs.
3 If you want to save logs to your hard drive, click Save Logs. If you
save a log to a file, you must select a destination folder within 60
seconds.
Hard Log Example
The first line of the Hard Log shows the number of entries, queue size,
and defines the queue wrap and erase parameters.
The first line of each Hard Log event contains the information you are
looking for. The highest number entry, shown at the bottom of the
queue, contains the most recent event.
You are interested primarily in the time stamp and error fields. Context
information followed by the 12 double-words are for engineering use
only and cannot be interpreted without firmware source code.
**** Hard Log ****
Block 1, 004/016 entries @ 64 bytes each, wrap @ 004, erase
@ 008
0000: 2001-Jun-27, 17:24:06.001, Error: 002f0222, Context:
4802/00000000
65460621:00610004:ffffffff:ffffffff
ff741e03:0075ff63:0566063f:007f0000
ffffffff:ffffffff:ffffffff:ffffffff
0001: 2001-Jun-27, 17:24:08.036, Error: c02f0223, Context:
4802/00000000
00000000:00000000:00000000:00000000
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00000000:00000000:00000000:00000000
00000000:00000000:00000000:00000000
0002: 2001-Jun-27, 17:38:19.777, Error: 002f0222, Context:
4802/00000000
65460621:00610004:ffffffff:ffffffff
ff741e03:0075ff63:0566063f:007f0000
ffffffff:ffffffff:ffffffff:ffffffff
0003: 2001-Jun-27, 17:38:21.812, Error: c02f0223, Context:
4802/00000000
00000000:00000000:00000000:00000000
00000000:00000000:00000000:00000000
00000000:00000000:00000000:00000000
Time Stamp
The time the event occurred. This field helps correlate the event with a
possible application interruption.
If the unit is unable to acquire the correct time/date from the SNTP time
server or the front panel, the time stamp contains values indicating the
power cycle number and the time an entry was written relative to that
power cycle, listed as Power On Hours (POH).
Note: The unit has no internal real-time clock and requires you to set
the time of day from the front panel or the network interface
(SNTP).
Error Fields
The error fields are defined as follows:
Bits 31, 30
Bits
29-28
Recovery Action
Task ID
Bits
27-24
Bits
23-20
Error Type
Bits
19-16
Bits
15-12
Bits
11-8
Bits
7-4
Bits
3-0
Context Information
Recovery Action
Recovery Action defines what the autoloader will do based on the event
that occurred.
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Autoloader Logs
• If the value is 0, the autoloader continues operations. These events
are typically soft recoverable events or events that are just recording
an action for when the development team is working on
enhancements.
• If the value is nonzero, the autoloader must reboot in order to
recover from the event. The reboot happens automatically.
Task ID
Task ID defines what firmware task was being performed at the time of
the event.
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Task ID
Description
00
System Timer
01
Loader Manager
02
Picker
03
Magazine Left
04
Magazine Right
05
Magazine Up Left
06
Magazine Up Right
07
Drive Manager
08
Bar Code Reader
09
Front Panel
0A
IP
0B
Diagnostic
0C
Error
0D
Code Update
0E
ADI
0F
Drive Manager Timer
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Task ID
Description
11
HTTP
12
SNTP
20
Idle
3E
Watch Dog Timer
3F
Un-handle Interrupt
Error Type
Error Type defines the type of error and the action to which the event is
related. This field helps identify what caused the event to occur.
Table 10 Error Type Listing and
Suggested Actions
Error Type
Description
Suggested Actions
00–25
General Software flags
• Check for a Hard Error log. If an error displays in the
Hard Error log, power cycle the autoloader.
• Check www.quantum.com for firmware updates.
• If all previous steps fail, contact customer support.
26
Message Send ID error
• Check the SCSI bus cables and terminators.
• Check the host adapter.
• Power cycle the autoloader. Repeat checks after
power cycle.
• If all previous steps fail, contact customer support.
27
Message Bad
• Check the SCSI bus cables and terminators.
• Check the host adapter.
• If all previous steps fail, contact customer support.
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Error Type
Description
28
Message parameter Bad
Suggested Actions
• Check the host device driver.
• Check the host application.
• Check the SCSI bus cables and terminators.
• Check the host adapter.
• Power cycle the autoloader. Repeat checks after
power cycle.
• If all previous steps fail, contact customer support.
29
Invalid Element
• Check the host device driver.
• Check the host application.
• Power cycle the autoloader. Repeat checks after
power cycle.
• If all previous steps fail, contact customer support.
2A
Invalid Element Status
• Check the host device driver.
• Check the host application.
• Power cycle the autoloader. Repeat checks after
power cycle.
• If all previous steps fail, contact customer support.
2B–2F
Firmware tables and stacks
invalid
• Check for a Hard Error log. If an error displays in the
Hard Error log, power cycle the autoloader.
• Check www.quantum.com for firmware updates.
30
POST Failure
• Verify that the magazines are fully seated.
• Power cycle.
• If all previous steps fail, contact customer support.
31–38
System Monitoring type
events
• Check for a Hard Error log. If an error displays in the
Hard Error log, power cycle the autoloader.
• Check www.quantum.com for firmware updates.
• If all previous steps fail, contact customer support.
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Autoloader Logs
Error Type
Description
Suggested Actions
3A
Drive Error
• Check the Drive Log Sense for drive errors. If the
drive is still logging errors, contact customer
support.
• If the drive is logging try a different piece of media.
• If the drive fails with two different pieces of media,
contact customer support.
3B
Drive Hardware Err
• Clean the drive.
• Try another piece of media.
• If the drive fails with two different pieces of media,
contact customer support.
3C
Drive Needs Cleaning
• Perform drive cleaning using a valid cleaning
cartridge.
3D
Drive Error
• Check the Drive Log Sense for drive errors. If the
drive is still logging errors, contact customer
support.
• If the drive is logging try a different piece of media.
• If the drive fails with two different pieces of media,
contact customer support.
3E
Load Error
• Verify that the cartridge does not have labels or
other matter anywhere on the cartridge except
where labels are expected to be placed.
• Try to load a different piece of media.
• If multiple pieces of media fail, contact customer
support.
3F
Unload Error
• Verify that the cartridge does not have labels or
other matter anywhere on the cartridge except
where labels are expected to be placed.
• Try to load a different piece of media.
• If multiple pieces of media fail, contact customer
support.
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Offline
• No action required.
4A
Door Locked
• No action required.
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Error Type
Description
4B
Open Front
Suggested Actions
• Install the magazine or magazine blank.
• Replace the magazine or magazine blank (try a
second one if possible).
• If all previous steps fail, contact customer support.
4C
Over Temp
• Verify that the temperature of the autoloader inlet
air is within specifications.
• Clear debris from any opening of the autoloader,
both in front and in the back.
• Verify that both fans are working. If fans are bad,
contact customer support.
60–69
A0–A4
Internal communications
events
• Power cycle.
Picker Servo Errors
• If repeated events appear in the Hard Errors log,
power cycle the autoloader. Repeat test after power
cycle.
• If the previous step fails, contact customer support.
• If all previous steps fail, contact customer support.
A5
Source Element Empty
• Verify that the expected source really does have a
cartridge.
• If the source is a magazine, replace the cartridge in
that slot with a different cartridge and try again. If
error continues, replace the magazine.
• If source is the tape drive, verify the tape drive has a
cartridge and it was ejected.
• Power cycle the autoloader.
• If the error continues, contact customer support.
A6
Source Magazine Missing
• Verify that the magazine is installed correctly into
the autoloader.
• Remove and reinsert the magazine again.
• Try a second magazine, if possible.
• Power cycle the autoloader.
• If the error continues, contact customer support.
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Error Type
Description
Suggested Actions
A7
Mailslot full
• Verify that the magazine is installed correctly in the
autoloader.
• Remove and reinsert the magazine again.
• Try a second magazine, if possible.
• Power cycle the autoloader.
• If all previous steps fail, contact customer support.
A8
Destination Element Full
• Verify the expected destination really does not have
a cartridge.
• If destination is a magazine, install and remove a
cartridge from the selected slot and try again. If
error continues, replace the magazine.
• If destination is the tape drive, verify the tape drive
does not have a cartridge.
• Power cycle the autoloader.
• If error continues, contact customer support.
• If the cartridge is in the mailslot opening, remove it.
• Verify that the mailslot is fully closed.
• Verify that there is no debris in the mailslot opening.
A9
Picker Full
• Look in the front of the autoloader and confirm that
the picker is full.
• Contact customer support.
AA
Picker Cartridge Sensor Error
• Look in the front of the autoloader and confirm the
picker is full.
• Contact customer support.
AB
Drive Path Sensor Error
• Power cycle the autoloader.
• Contact customer support.
AC
Mail Slot Door Sensor Error
• Insert a cartridge into the autoloader via the
mailslot.
• Power cycle the autoloader.
• If all previous steps fail, contact customer support.
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Error Type
Description
Suggested Actions
AD
Mail Slot Solenoid Error
• Insert a cartridge into the autoloader via the
mailslot.
• Power cycle the autoloader.
• If all previous steps fail, contact customer support.
AE
Unknown Servo Error
• Contact customer support.
AF
Error Log Information Event
• No action required.
B0–BF
Error Events related to the
picker not rotating or
translating properly
• Power cycle the autoloader.
Unknown Motor Error
• Power cycle the autoloader.
C0
• Contact customer support.
• Contact customer support.
D0
Magazine Solenoid Bad
• Check the Task ID in the Hard Error log to determine
if the problem is the right or the left magazine.
• Remove and reinsert the magazine. Verify that the
magazine slides freely, and clicks and locks into
place.
• Power cycle the autoloader.
• Try a different magazine.
• If all previous steps fail, contact customer support.
D1
Magazine Present Sensor Bad
• Check the Task ID in the Hard Error log to determine
if the problem is the right or the left magazine.
• Remove and reinsert the magazine.
• Power cycle the autoloader.
• Make sure that the sensor is not blocked by debris.
• If all previous steps fail, contact customer support.
D2–D4
Position Sensor Bad
• Check the Task ID in the Hard Error log to determine
if the problem is the right or the left magazine.
• Remove and reinsert the magazine.
• Try a different magazine, if possible.
• Power cycle the autoloader.
• If all previous steps fail, contact customer support.
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Tape Drive Logs
Error Type
Description
Suggested Actions
D5–DE
Cartridge flags located on
the magazine may be bad or
the sensor to detect the flags
may have a problem.
• Check the Task ID in the Hard Error log to determine
if the problem is the right or the left magazine.
• Remove and reinsert the magazine.
• Try a different magazine, if possible.
• Make sure that the sensor is not blocked by debris.
• Power cycle the autoloader.
• If all previous steps fail, contact customer support
DF
Jammed Cartridge
• Check the Task ID in the Hard Error log to determine
if the problem is the right or the left magazine.
• Power cycle the autoloader.
• Disconnect all data cables from the autoloader.
• Power cycle the autoloader.
• Use the following OCP commands:
Commands
Eject
Tape - Mailslot
From Drive
• If all previous steps fail, contact customer support
Context Information
Context Information followed by the 12 double-words are for
engineering use only and cannot be interpreted without firmware
source code.
Tape Drive Logs
• The tape drive generates six types of logs (see “Tape Drive Error
Logs” on page 143). For troubleshooting errors, you will only use
SCSI Check Condition Error logs, Bugcheck Error logs, and Event
Error logs.:
• “SCSI Check Condition Error Logs” on page 144
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Tape Drive Logs
• “Bugcheck Error Logs (SDLT 600 only)” on page 147
• “Event Error Logs (SDLT 600 only)” on page 149
Log Fields
Table 11 Log Field Descriptions
The logs contain three main fields:
Field
Description
Event Log Number
A sequence number that indicates the order
in which the event was logged.
Event Number or
Name
This field appears in every event log, but
varies depending on the event type. This field
indicates the type of log.
POH/PC
The tracking information for how many
power-on-hours (POH) the drive has had
since it was shipped. This is how many hours
the drive has had power applied regardless
of the number of times it is turned on and
off. POH is updated once every 60 minutes
the drive has had power applied with no
interruptions.
Power cycles (PC) is how many times the
drive has experienced a POC. Each time a
drive logs a Hard Event, it will increment this
count as well.
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POST Failure Logs
POST Failure Logs
These events indicate that the autoloader or tape drive detected a
failure when power was applied. POST may have failed during a reset
and retry.
Note: This event type only indicates each time the test ran and
experienced the error condition.
Figure 20 POST Failures Event
Log Sample
Table 12 POST Failure Specific
Fields
Field
Description
Last Fail
The type of failure that was
experienced.
Returning the Autoloader for Service
If you need to return the autoloader to the factory for service, first verify
which customer replaceable unit (CRU) that you need to return and
return only that CRU, not the entire autoloader.
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Returning the Autoloader for Service
Once you determine the CRU to replace, contact customer support to
obtain return material authorization (RMA) and shipping information.
When you have the RMA number, use the following procedure.
Preparing the
Autoloader for
Shipment
If you must return the complete autoloader for service, use these steps
to prepare the autoloader for shipment.
1 Remove all cartridges from the unit.
2 Power off the autoloader via the front panel.
3 Remove the power, Ethernet, and SCSI cables, and any terminators
from the autoloader.
Note: Do not ship these items if you are returning the autoloader to
the factory.
Removing the
Autoloader from a Rack
To remove the autoloader from a rack:
1 Loosen the four screws that connect the two support brackets to
the two autoloader brackets.
2 Loosen the four screws on the front of the autoloader that attach
the two front tabs (support brackets) to the front rails. Do not
remove the screws completely at this time.
3 Remove the four screws at the back of the autoloader that connect
the support brackets (two screws per bracket) to the autoloader
brackets.
4 While supporting the front of the autoloader, remove the four front
screws.
WARNING: Injury may occur if the unit is not supported when you
remove the front screws. The screws are holding up the
front of the unit.
5 Using two people, or an appropriately rated mechanical lift, remove
the autoloader from the rack by sliding the autoloader out and
supporting it from the bottom. The person handling the back of the
unit must depress the locking tab on the support bracket while
sliding the unit forward.
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6 Loosen the four screws and remove the autoloader brackets from
the back of the autoloader.
7 Place the autoloader into the original packaging box. If you no
longer have the original packaging, contact your service
representative to purchase the packaging kit.
Packing the Autoloader
Use the original packing material to pack the autoloader: the shipping
container, two foam insert packing pieces, the accessory kit box (or the
filler tube if your autoloader did not come with an accessory kit box),
and the antistatic bag. You will also need packing tape.
1 Place the antistatic bag over the autoloader.
2 Place one of the foam endcaps onto one side of the autoloader.
Place the second foam insert onto the other side of the autoloader
and make sure the pieces fit snugly onto the autoloader.
Note: One end of the foam insert has a curved piece. This end of the
foam insert is designed to fit the front of the autoloader.
3 Place the autoloader down into the shipping box and push the back
of the autoloader towards the back end of the box.
4 Insert the empty accessory kit box (or filler tube) into the shipping
box at the front end of the autoloader in the space between the
autoloader foam inserts and the shipping container.
5 Place any necessary paperwork on top of the autoloader inside the
box.
6 Close and seal the box.
7 Place the shipping label on the box.
8 Ship the box.
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Appendix A
Specifications
This appendix describes the Autoloader Specifications relating to the
SuperLoader 3 equipped with one of the following drives:
• LTO-2 Drive Specifications
• LTO-3 and LTO-3 (Model B) Drive Specifications
• LTO-4 and LTO-4 (Model B) Drive Specifications
• LTO-5 Drive Specifications
• SDLT 600 Drive Specifications
• DLT-V4 Drive Specifications
• SDLT 600 Drive Specifications
• DLT-S4 Drive Specifications
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Autoloader Specifications
Autoloader Specifications
Rack Mount
Height
8.9 cm (3.5 in.)
Width
45 cm (17.7 in.)
Length
75.46 cm (29.71 in.)
Package Weight
(without media)
22.7 kg (50 lb.)
Footprint
0.32 square meters (3.4 square feet)
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Autoloader Performance Specifications
Autoloader Performance Specifications
Maximum data transfer rate
LTO-2 Drive
Native: 93.6 GB/hr.
Compressed: 187.2 GB/hr. (assuming 2:1 compression ratio)
LTO-3 Drive
Native: 245 GB/hr.
Compressed: 490 GB/hr. (assuming 2:1 compression ratio)
LTO-4 Drive
Native: 432 GB/hr.
Compressed: 864 GB/hr. (assuming 2:1 compression ratio)
LTO-5 Drive
Native: 500 GB/hr.
Compressed: 1 TB/hr. (assuming 2:1 compression ratio)
VS160 Drive
Native: 28.8 GB/hr.
Compressed: 57.6 GB/hr. (assuming 2:1 compression ratio)
DLT-V4 Drive
Native: 36 GB/hr.
Compressed: 72 GB/hr. (assuming 2:1 compression ratio)
SDLT 600 Drive
Native: 129.6 GB/hr.
Compressed: 259.2 GB/hr. (assuming 2:1 compression ratio)
DLT-S4 Drive
Native: 216 GB/hr.
Compressed: 432 GB/hr. (assuming 2:1 compression ratio)
Drive Type
(only one type per unit, not
interchangeable)
1 Quantum LTO-2 half-height drive, or
1 LTO-3 drive, or
1 LTO-4 drive, or
1 LTO-5 drive, or
1 Quantum VS160 drive, or
1 Quantum DLT-V4 drive, or
1 Quantum SDLT 600 drive, or
1 Quantum DLT-S4 drive
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MCBF
Typical cycle time
100,000 cycles
All Drive Types
< 40 seconds. One cycle consists of moving a cartridge from
the tape drive to a magazine slot, selecting another magazine
slot, and then moving the cartridge back to the tape drive. It
does not include the time that the tape drive takes to unload
or load/calibrate.
Average load time (after placing
cartridge in drive)
LTO-2 Drive (LTO Ultrium 2 cartridge)
12 seconds (to BOT for previously written tape)
40 seconds (to BOT with new tape)
LTO-3 Drive (LTO Ultrium 3 cartridge)
58 seconds (to BOT for previously written tape)
< 30 seconds (to BOT with new tape)
LTO-4 Drive (LTO Ultrium 4 cartridge)
62 seconds (to BOT for previously written tape)
< 19 seconds (to BOT with new tape)
LTO-5 Drive (LTO Ultrium 4 cartridge)
20 seconds (to BOT for previously written tape)
< 20 seconds (to BOT with new tape)
VS160 Drive (VS1 cartridge)
120 seconds (to BOT for previously written tape)
150 seconds (to BOT with unformatted tape)
DLT-V4 Drive (DLTtape VS1 cartridge)
90 seconds (to BOT for previously written tape)
SDLT 600 Drive (SDLT II cartridge)
12 seconds (to BOT for previously written tape)
17 seconds (to BOT with new tape)
DLT-S4 Drive (DLTtape S4 cartridge)
20 seconds (typical)
40 seconds (unformatted media)
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Average unload time (from BOT)
LTO-2 Drive = 19 seconds (from BOT)
LTO-3 Drive = < 30 seconds (from BOT)
LTO-4 Drive = < 19 seconds (from BOT)
VS160 Drive = 17 seconds (from BOT)
DLT-V4 Drive = 22 seconds (no brush, from BOT)
= 61 seconds (brush, from BOT)
SDLT 600 Drive = 12 seconds (from BOT)
DLT-S4 Drive = 19 seconds (from BOT)
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Autoloader Environmental Specifications
Temperature Range (Dry Bulb)
Operating
+10º to +35ºC
Nonoperating
- 40ºC to +65ºC
Temperature Variation
Operating
10ºC per hour
Nonoperating
20ºC per hour
Humidity
Operating
20% to 80% noncondensing
Nonoperating
10% to 90% noncondensing
Gradient
10% per hour without condensation
Wet Bulb
Operating
26ºC max
Nonoperating
29ºC max
Altitude
Operating
-153 m to 3048 m
Nonoperating
-153 m to 12192 m
Autoloader Power Specifications
Line voltage
All Drive Types
60 Hz system: 90–265 VAC
50 Hz system: 90–265 VAC
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Maximum power
All Drive Types
160W
Line frequency
All Drive Types
47–63 Hz
AC Input current
All Drive Types
60 Hz system: 4.0 A (RMS) for 115 VAC
50 Hz system: 2.0 A (RMS) for 230 VAC
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Autoloader Vibration Specifications
Operating
Swept Sine Vibration
5–500 Hz, 0.25 G, 0.254 mm (0.01 in.) to smooth crossover,
1 8ve/min, (X, Y, Z) axes
Random Vibration
0.25 Grms, 5–500 Hz (X, Y, Z) axes
Non-Operating
Swept Sine Vibration
5–500 Hz, 0.75 G, 0.52 mm (0.02 in.) to smooth crossover,
1 8ve/min, (X, Y, Z) axes
Random Vibration
1.06 Grms, 5–500 Hz (X, Y, Z) axes
Autoloader Shock Specifications
Operating
3 G, 5 ms half-sine, 3 pulses (+/-) per axis, X, Y, Z
Non-Operating
20 G, 8 ms half-sine, 3 shocks (+/-) per axis, X, Y, Z
Tape Drive Specifications
The autoloader is equipped with one of the following drive types:
• LTO-2 Drive Specifications
• LTO-3 and LTO-3 (Model B) Drive Specifications
• LTO-4 and LTO-4 (Model B) Drive Specifications
• SDLT 600 Drive Specifications
• DLT-V4 Drive Specifications
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LTO-2 Drive Specifications
• SDLT 600 Drive Specifications
• DLT-S4 Drive Specifications
LTO-2 Drive Specifications
Description
Quantum LTO-2
Read/write transfer rate: maximum
sustained (LTO Ultrium 2 media)
Noncompressed: 94 GB/hr.
Compressed (2:1 typical): 187 GB/hr.
Burst transfer rate
160 MB/s
Average access time
68 seconds (from BOT)
Loading time to BOT (for previously written
tape)
75 seconds (maximum)
Unloading time from BOT
30 seconds (maximum)
Media Capacity
Media Type
Capacity
LTO Ultrium 2 storage capacity
Native: 3.2 TB with 16 cartridges
Compressed (2:1 typical): 6.4 TB with 16 cartridges
Media Specifications
Characteristic
LTO Ultrium 2
LTO Ultrium 2 formatted capacity
200 GB (noncompressed)
400 GB (2:1 typical compression)
Tape length
609 m (1998 ft.)
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LTO-3 and LTO-3 (Model B) Drive Specifications
Characteristic
LTO Ultrium 2
Cartridge dimensions
10.2 x 10.54 x 2.15 cm
(4 x 4.15 x .85 in)
Read compatibility
LTO Ultrium 1, LTO Ultrium 2
Write compatibility
LTO Ultrium 2 or
LTO Ultrium 1, LTO Ultrium 2
Shelf life
> 30 years with < 10% loss in demagnetization @
20°C
40% RH (noncondensing)
Cartridge life
1,000,000 passes (any point on the tape passing the
recording head in either direction)
LTO Universal Cleaning cartridge
20 uses
LTO-3 and LTO-3 (Model B) Drive Specifications
Description
Quantum LTO-3
Quantum LTO-3 (Model B)
Read/write transfer rate:
maximum sustained (LTO
Ultrium 3 media)
Noncompressed mode: 68 MB/s
Compressed (2:1 typical): 136 MB/s
Noncompressed mode: 60 MB/s
Compressed (2:1 typical): 120
MB/s
Burst transfer rate
160 MB/s (maximum, native)
160 MB/s (maximum, native)
Average access time
58 seconds (from BOT)
70 seconds (from BOT)
Loading time to BOT (for
previously written tape)
75 seconds (maximum)
75 seconds (maximum)
Unloading time from BOT
30 seconds (maximum)
30 seconds (maximum)
Interface type
Ultra 160 SCSI-3 LVD, or
Ultra 320 SCSI-3 LVD, or
Fibre Channel, or
SAS
Ultra 160 SCSI-3 LVD, or
Ultra 320 SCSI-3 LVD, or
SAS
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Media Capacity
Media Type
Capacity
LTO Ultrium 3 storage capacity
6.4 TB with 16 cartridges
12.8 TB (2:1 typical compression) with 16 cartridges
Media Specifications
Characteristic
LTO Ultrium 3
LTO Ultrium 3 formatted capacity
400 GB (noncompressed)
800 GB (2:1 typical compression)
Basic description
Pre-formatted (servo written) metal particle
Tape length
680 m (2230.9 ft.)
Cartridge dimensions
10.2 x 10.54 x 2.15 cm
(4 x 4.15 x .85 in)
Read compatibility
LTO Ultrium 1, LTO Ultrium 2, LTO Ultrium 3
Write compatibility
LTO Ultrium 2, LTO Ultrium 3
Shelf life
> 30 years with < 10% loss in demagnetization @
20°C
40% RH (noncondensing)
Cartridge life
1,000,000 passes (any point on the tape passing the
recording head in either direction)
LTO Universal Cleaning cartridge
20 uses
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LTO-4 and LTO-4 (Model B) Drive Specifications
Quantum LTO-4 (Model B) SCSI
or SAS
Description
HP LTO-4 (Full Height SCSI)
Read/write transfer rate:
maximum sustained (LTO
Ultrium 4 media)
Noncompressed mode: 120 MB/s
Compressed (2:1 typical): 240 MB/s
Noncompressed mode: 80 MB/s
Compressed (2:1 typical): 160
MB/s
Burst transfer rate
320 MB/s (maximum, native)
320 MB/s (maximum, native)
Average access time
62 seconds (from BOT)
62 seconds (from BOT)
Loading time to BOT (for
previously written tape)
< 19 seconds
< 19 seconds
Unloading time from BOT
< 19 seconds
< 19 seconds
Interface type
Ultra 320 SCSI-3 LVD, or
SAS
Ultra 320 SCSI-3 LVD, or
SAS
Media Capacity
Media Type
Capacity
LTO Ultrium 4 storage capacity
12.8 TB with 16 cartridges
25.6 TB (2:1 typical compression) with 16 cartridges
Media Specifications
Characteristic
LTO Ultrium 4
LTO Ultrium 4 formatted capacity
800 GB (noncompressed)
1600 GB (2:1 typical compression)
Basic description
Pre-formatted (servo written) metal particle
Tape length
820 m (2690.2 ft.)
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Characteristic
LTO Ultrium 4
Cartridge dimensions
10.2 x 10.54 x 2.15 cm
(4 x 4.15 x .85 in)
Read compatibility
LTO Ultrium 2, LTO Ultrium 3, LTO Ultrium 4
Write compatibility
LTO Ultrium 3, LTO Ultrium 4
Shelf life
> 30 years with < 10% loss in demagnetization @
20°C
40% RH (noncondensing)
Cartridge life
1,000,000 passes (any point on the tape passing the
recording head in either direction)
LTO Universal Cleaning cartridge
20 uses
LTO-5 Drive Specifications
Description
Quantum LTO-5
Read/write transfer rate: maximum
sustained (LTO Ultrium 5 media)
Noncompressed mode: 140 MB/s
Compressed (2:1 typical): 280 MB/s
Burst transfer rate
500 MB/s (maximum, native)
Average access time
52 seconds (from BOT)
Loading time to BOT (for previously written
tape)
< 19 seconds
Unloading time from BOT
< 19 seconds
Interface type
Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
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Media Capacity
Media Type
Capacity
LTO Ultrium 5 storage capacity
24 TB with 16 cartridges
48 TB (2:1 typical compression) with 16 cartridges
Media Specifications
Characteristic
LTO Ultrium 5
LTO Ultrium 5 formatted capacity
1500 GB (noncompressed)
3000 GB (2:1 typical compression)
Basic description
Pre-formatted (servo written) metal particle
Tape length
846 m (2775.6 ft)
Cartridge dimensions
10.2 x 10.54 x 2.15 cm
(4 x 4.15 x .85 in)
Read compatibility
LTO Ultrium 3, LTO Ultrium 4, and LTO Ultrium 5
Write compatibility
LTO Ultrium 4 and LTO Ultrium 5
Shelf life
> 30 years with < 10% loss in demagnetization @
20°C
40% RH (noncondensing)
Cartridge life
1,000,000 passes (any point on the tape passing the
recording head in either direction)
LTO Universal Cleaning cartridge
50 uses
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VS160 Drive Specifications
Description
Quantum DLT VS160
Read/write transfer rate: maximum sustained
(VS1 media)
Noncompressed mode: 28.8 GB/hr
Compressed (2:1 typical): 57.6 GB/hr
Burst transfer rate
160 MB/s
Average access time
90 seconds (from BOT)
Loading time to BOT (for previously written
tape)
120 seconds (maximum)
Unloading time from BOT
25 seconds (maximum)
Interface type
Low-voltage Differential (LVD) 16-bit Ultra, 160
SCSI-2
Media Capacity
Media Type
Capacity
VS1 storage capacity
5.1 TB (noncompressed) with 16 cartridges
10.2 TB (2:1 typical compression) with 16
cartridges
Media Specifications
Characteristic
Quantum DLT VS1
VS1 formatted capacity
80 GB (noncompressed)
160 GB (2:1 typical compression)
Basic description
0.498 inch (advanced metal particle)
Tape length
557.2 m (1847 ft.)
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Characteristic
Quantum DLT VS1
Cartridge dimensions
105.6 x 105.3 x 25.4 mm
(4.16 x 4.15 x 1.0 in)
Read compatibility
DLT1, DLT VS80
Shelf life
> 30 years with < 10% loss in demagnetization @
20°C
40% RH (noncondensing)
Cartridge life
10,000 load/unload threads
Cleaning cartridge life
20 uses
DLT-V4 Drive Specifications
Description
Quantum DLT-V4
Read/write transfer rate: maximum
sustained (SDLT II media)
Noncompressed: 36 GB/hr.
Compressed (2:1 typical): 72 GB/hr.
Burst transfer rate
160 MB/s
Average access time
84 seconds (from BOT)
Loading time to BOT (for previously written
tape)
70 seconds (maximum)
Unloading time from BOT
22 seconds (no brush)
61 seconds (brush)
Interface type
Ultra 160 SCSI-3 LVD
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Media Capacity
Media Type
Capacity
DLTtape VS1 storage capacity
5.1 TB (noncompressed) with 16 cartridges
10.2 TB (2:1 typical compression) with 16
cartridges
Media Specifications
Characteristic
VS1
DLTtape VS1 formatted capacity
160 GB (noncompressed)
320 GB (2:1 typical compression)
Basic description
Metal particle
Tape length
562.9 m (1,847 ft.)
Cartridge dimensions
10.41 x 10.41 x 2.54 cm
(4.1 x 4.1 x 1.0 in)
Read compatibility
DLT-V4, DLT VS160, DLT VS80/DLT1
Write compatibility
DLT-V4
Shelf life
> 30 years with < 10% loss in
demagnetization @ 20°C
40% RH (noncondensing)
Cartridge life
up to 200 uses
DLT VS1 Cleaning cartridge life
20 uses
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SDLT 600 Drive Specifications
Description
Quantum SDLT 600
Read/write transfer rate: maximum sustained
(SDLT II media)
Noncompressed mode: 129.6 GB/hr
Compressed (2:1 typical): 259.2 GB/hr
Burst transfer rate
160 MB/s
Average access time
79 seconds (from BOT)
Loading time to BOT (for previously written
tape)
40 seconds (maximum)
Unloading time from BOT
20 seconds (maximum)
Interface type
Low-voltage Differential (LVD) 16-bit Ultra, 160
SCSI-3
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Media Capacity
Media Type
Capacity
SDLT II storage capacity
4.7 TB (noncompressed) with 16 cartridges
9.4 TB (2:1 typical compression) with 16 cartridges
Media Specifications
Characteristic
SDLT II
SDLT II formatted capacity
300 GB (noncompressed)
600 GB (2:1 typical compression)
Basic description
Advanced metal particle
Tape length
630 m (2,066 ft.)
Cartridge dimensions
105.6 x 105.3 x 25.4 mm
(4.16 x 4.15 x 1.0 in)
Read compatibility
SDLT I, SDLT II
Shelf life
> 30 years with < 10% loss in demagnetization @
20°C
40% RH (noncondensing)
Cartridge life
1,000,000 passes (any point on the tape passing
the recording head in either direction)
SDLT Cleaning cartridge life
15 uses
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DLT-S4 Drive Specifications
Description
Quantum DLT-S4
Read/write transfer rate: maximum sustained
(DLTtape S4 media)
Noncompressed mode: 216 GB/hr
Compressed (2:1 typical): 432 GB/hr
Burst transfer rate
SCSI - 320 MB/s
Fibre Channel - 400 MB/s
Average access time
70 seconds (from BOT)
Loading time to BOT (for previously written
tape)
20 seconds (typical)
40 seconds (unformatted media)
Unloading time from BOT
19 seconds (maximum)
Interface type
Ultra320, or
4 Gb Fibre Channel
Media Capacity
Media Type
Capacity
DLTtape S4 storage capacity
12.8 TB (noncompressed) with 16 cartridges
25.6 TB (2:1 typical compression) with 16
cartridges
Media Specifications
Characteristic
DLTtape S4
DLTtape S4 formatted capacity
800 GB (noncompressed)
1600 GB (2:1 typical compression)
Basic description
Advanced metal particle
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Characteristic
DLTtape S4
Tape length
640 m (2,100 ft.)
Cartridge dimensions
105.6 x 105.3 x 25.4 mm
(4.16 x 4.15 x 1.0 in)
Read compatibility
SDLT I, SDLT II
Shelf life
> 30 years with < 10% loss in demagnetization @
20°C
40% RH (noncondensing)
Cartridge life
1,000,000 passes (any point on the tape passing
the recording head in either direction)
SDLT Cleaning cartridge life
15 uses
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Appendix B
Drive Error Logs
This chapter provides information about the error logs dealing with the
tape drive. The following topics are available:
• Tape Drive Error Logs
• “SCSI Check Condition Error Logs’ on page 144
• “Bugcheck Error Logs (SDLT 600 only)’ on page 147
• “Event Error Logs (SDLT 600 only)’ on page 149
Tape Drive Error Logs
The tape drive generates six types of logs. For troubleshooting errors,
you will only use SCSI Check Condition Error logs, Bugcheck Error logs,
and Event Error logs.
Error Log Display
Partial information about tape drive error logs can be retrieved from
SCSI. All tape drive error logs contain three main fields: Event Log
Number, Event Number or Name, and POH/PC.
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Table 13 Error Log Display
Field Descriptions
Field
Description
Event Log Number
A sequence number that indicates the order in which the event was
logged.
Event Number or Name
This field appears in every event log, but varies depending on the
event type. This field indicates the type of log.
POH/PC
The tracking information for how many power-on-hours (POH) the
drive has had since it was shipped. This is how many hours the drive
has had power applied regardless of the number of times it is turned
on and off. POH is updated once every 60 minutes that the drive has
had power applied to it without interruptions.
Power cycles (PC) is how many times the drive has experienced a
power-on cycle. Each time a drive logs a Hard Event, it will increment
this count as well.
In addition to these main fields, each type of log contains specialized
fields including SCSI Check Condition Error Logs, “Bugcheck Error Logs
(SDLT 600 only)’ on page 147, and “Event Error Logs (SDLT 600 only)’ on
page 149.
SCSI Check Condition
Error Logs
SCSI Check Condition Error logs record SCSI events that have been sent
to the host in response to a command not completing successfully.
These logs may be related to the events logged prior to this entry
indicating that the event created a check condition that the host should
know about.
Table 14 SCSI Check
Condition Error Log Field
Descriptions
Field
Description
Media ID (MID)
A Media ID which is an internal identification number, written to the media the
first time the media is used, to aid in tracking the media to the different events.
This ID does not correlate to any media ID used by application software.
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Field
Description
Sense Key
The SCSI equivalent of Sense Key as defined by the SCSI standard.
ASC/ASCQ
The SCSI equivalent of Additional Sense Code (ASC) and Additional Sense Code
Qualifier (ASCQ) as defined by the SCSI standard.
Table 15 Sense Key Field
Definitions
Sense Key
Definition
0h
No Sense. This is an indicator that the drive did not have an error but that the host
system may have sent an incorrect command or that a field in the changing
parameters information was not correct. This is also an indicator that a request to
move the tape past an EOD or a read of a filemark may have been attempted.
1h
Recovered Error. The drive had a recoverable error. This is one in which the drive
2h
detected something that may not be correct, but that the problem would not prevent
the drive from functioning correctly. It may be just an indicator of an event that the
drive was able to correct. For example, a Cleaning Requested status shows that the
drive wants a cleaning tape used, but will still function correctly without it. This sense
key will only be recorded in the logs if it is a Cleaning Requested condition.
Not Ready. The drive is not ready for tape functionality. This is not reported in the drive
log pages.
3h
Medium Error. The drive was not able to read or write successfully to the tape. Look at
the Event Logs and correlate the events with media and system logs to determine if
this is due to media or the drive. This sense key is recorded in the drive logs.
4h
Hardware Error. The drive has detected an error condition related to the hardware. You
will need to refer to the Sense Key and ASCQ, along with other event logs to best
understand the error. Based on the log information, replace the appropriate
component. This sense key is logged each time it is reported.
5h
Illegal Request. The requested command had an incorrect parameter defined and you
will need to review the actual command and parameter to determine what was wrong.
This is not logged in the drive logs.
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Sense Key
Definition
6h
Unit Attention. A condition exists that impacts the drive's functionality. Examples include
a SCSI Bus reset, or a transition from Ready to Not Ready. A reset is required because
Mode Page setting may change after a reset and the host will need to know that. This
sense key is not logged in the drive logs.
7h
Data Protected. The media currently in the drive is write-protected. This can be a
hardware write protect or software. This sense key is not logged in the drive logs.
8h
Blank Check. While reading, writing, or doing a search on the media that the drive
encountered a EOD mark or a long gap was detected. A long gap may be the result of
a drive stopping the write command without doing the proper command termination.
This sense key is not reported in the drive logs.
Bh
Aborted Command. Command aborted. Generated when the drive aborts a command.
Dh
Volume Overflow. The tape drive has reached the physical EOT and can no longer write
data to the tape. This sense key is not reported in the drive logs.
Eh
Miscompare. During the drive self tests, the drive detected a data miscompare while
executing the internal test. This error would be an indicator that the drive should be
returned for repair.
Table 16 ASC/ASCQ Field
Descriptions
ASC/ASCQ
Description
Suggested Action
0C/00
Write Error. Drive was not able to
• Problem may be the tape cartridge or the
drive. Check logs to correlate A401/A501
events with media type and ID to the system
logs.
successfully write the customer data
to the tape.
• If the problem continues, contact customer
support.
11/00
Unrecoverable Read Error. After
exhausting the read recovery
algorithms, the drive was not able
to read the data correctly.
• Problem may be the tape cartridge or the
drive. Check logs to correlate A400/A500
events with media type and ID to the system
logs.
• If the problem continues, contact customer
support.
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ASC/ASCQ
Description
Suggested Action
14/00
Entity Not Found. A logical block
that was written on the tape was
not found while trying to read the
data.
• Problem may be the tape cartridge or the
drive. Check drive logs to correlate events that
may have led up to this condition.
SCSI Parity Error. SCSI bus
• Check SCSI cables, terminators, and all
devices attached to the SCSI bus.
Cleaning Required. The drive has
• Use a cleaning tape and/or different media.
Check drive logs to review related events. If
this persists with multiple media after
cleaning, the drive may need to be replaced.
If all related to one piece of media, replace
that tape cartridge.
47/00
communications problem.
80/01
detected a condition in which a
cleaning tape must be used. (SDLT)
• If the problem continues, contact customer
support.
• If the problem continues, contact customer
support.
Bugcheck Error Logs (SDLT 600 only)
Bugcheck Error logs typically indicate that the firmware has reached a
point in the decision process that requires a drive reset. There are 11
bugchecks, indicated by the Bugcheck Error field found in the event
log's first line. The following conditions may cause a bugcheck:
• Hardware errors
• Media errors
• Power supply problems
• External conditions (shock, vibe, hot, cold, and so on)
• Firmware problems
Note: Typically, firmware problems are not the cause and you should
check for other sources. If it is determined to be a firmware
issue, contact customer support.
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Table 17 Bugcheck Log Field
Descriptions
Field
Description
Event Number: The Event Number is one of the common first line fields explained in the Event Types
sections. Below is a listing of the Bugchecks for each event number.
B810
Library Port Communications problems—Library or drive problem. If the problem
continues multiple times after you reset the drive, contact customer support.
E204
Unexpected Time 2 Interrupt—Drive problem. If the problem continues multiple times
after you reset the drive, contact customer support.
EE01
Spurious Non-Askable Interrupt—Drive problem. If the problem continues multiple
times after you reset the drive, contact customer support.
EE02
Spurious Time Interrupt—Drive problem. If the problem continues multiple times after
you reset the drive, contact customer support.
EE03
Spurious Level 5 Interrupt—Drive problem. If the problem continues multiple times
after you reset the drive, contact customer support.
EE04
Spurious Drive Comm Interrupt—Drive or Loader problem. If the problem continues
multiple times after you reset the drive, contact customer support.
EE06
Spurious Diagnostic Comm Interrupt—Drive problem. If the problem continues
multiple times after you reset the drive, contact customer support.
EE08
Watch Dog Timer Expired—SCSI bus, host controller, or drive problem. If the problem
continues multiple times after you reset the drive, contact customer support.
EE09
Spurious Power Fail—Power supply or power cables problem. If the problem continues
multiple times after you reset the drive, contact customer support.
EE0D
Spurious Level 6 Interrupt—Drive problem. If the problem continues multiple times
after you reset the drive, contact customer support.
F202
Loader Time-Out—Loader problem. If the problem continues multiple times after you
reset the drive, contact customer support.
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Event Error Logs (SDLT 600 only)
These logs record basic drive events including drive errors, calibration,
and history-related actions. There are 14 event error logs, indicated by
the Event number filed, and the Event number is located on the first
line. All Event Error logs contain the same specialized fields.
Table 18 Error Event Logs
Field Descriptions
Field
Description
V Number
The version of firmware the drive was using when the event was logged.
Date
A reference date for when the firmware was created.
Time Stamp
The total time in which the tape drive has had power applied to the tape drive since
the last power cycle. This is hours, minutes, seconds, and milliseconds. There is no
date associated with the power-up time.
In addition to the specialized fields, each Event Error log has specific
information about the cause and the suggested actions to follow for
troubleshooting errors. This information can be found in the block
descriptors of each log. To find information on specific Event Error log
entries, see:
• A500: Hard Read Error on page 149
• A501: SDLT Hard Write Error on page 151
• A502: SDLT Loader Communication Error on page 153
• A503: SDLT Drive Servo Error on page 154
• A507/A508: Directory Read Failure/Directory Write Failure on
page 159
A500: Hard Read Error
Hard Read Error is a recorded event indication the tape drive detected a
condition in which the drive was not successfully able to read the data
from a particular location on the media.
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Table 19 Hard Read Error/Hard
Write Error Block Descriptor
Long Word
Byte 03
1
Media ID
2
Physical Block Number (PBN)
3
Byte 02
Byte 01
Byte 00
Tape Address
4-12
13
Media Type
Tape Format
14
15
16
Tape Number
Retry Count
Logical Blk Num
(LBN)
Head Wear Hours
BRC Head Wear Hours
Table 20 Hard Read /Hard
Write Error Field Descriptions
Field
Description
Media ID
Random number used to identify tapes
Physical Block Number
(PBN)
Physical block location where the error occurred. There is one physical block
for each read/write head on each track. For example, if there are four
separate heads and 10 tracks, there would be 40 physical blocks on a single
point of that media.
Tape Address
Location on tape in inches
Track Number
Track number where error occurred
Retry Count
Retry count used when reading
Logical Block Number
(LBN)
A block of data on media that includes all physical block associated with all
heads for that single point of media. For example, in the forward direction
if there are four heads and 10 tracks, five forward and five backwards,
there would be two logical blocks going backwards. Yet these two logical
blocks would equate to 10 physical blocks.
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Field
Description
Head Wear Hours
Not applicable
BBC Head Wear Hours
Not applicable
Cause
This error could be due to one or more of the following:
• A bad spot on the media
• A failure of the drive to determine the data read from the tape was
good due to bad CRC
• Other indicators used by the drive to insure data integrity
• The data originally written was not written correctly
Suggested Actions
Following is a list of suggested actions:
• Verify if multiple events on the same media occur, or multiple events
on different media occur. With this information you can determine if
the failures is media caused or drive caused.
• Make sure the event is not due to media being written badly by
some other drive. To confirm the media was not written incorrectly,
look for A401 events with the same media ID on this drive and other
drives this media may have been written to.
• If the problem continues, contact customer support.
A501: SDLT Hard Write
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drive detected a condition that the drive
was not successfully able to write data to
the media.
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Table 21 Hard Read Error/Hard
Write Error Block Descriptor
Long Word
Byte 03
1
Media ID
2
Physical Block Number (PBN)
3
Byte 02
Byte 01
Byte 00
Tape Address
4-12
13
Media Type
Tape Format
14
Tape Number
15
16
Retry Count
Logical Blk Num
(LBN)
Head Wear Hours
BRC Head Wear Hours
Table 22 Hard Read Error/Hard
Write Error Field Descriptions
Field
Description
Media ID
Random number used to identify tapes
Physical Block Number
(PBN)
Physical block location where the error occurred. There is one physical block
for each read/write head on each track. For example, if there are 4 separate
heads and 10 tracks, there would be 40 physical blocks on a single point of
that media.
Tape Address
Location on tape in inches
Track Number
Track number where error occurred
Retry Count
Retry count used when reading
Logical Block Number
(LBN)
A block of data on media that includes all physical block associated with all
heads for that single point of media. For example, in the forward direction if
there are 4 heads and 10 tracks 5 forward and 5 backwards, there would be
two logical blocks going backwards. Yet these two logical blocks would
equate to 10 physical blocks.
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Field
Description
Head Wear Hours
Number of Head Wear Hours for the SDLT Head reported by Servo
BBC Head Wear Hours
Number of Head Wear Hours for the BRC Head reported by Servo
Cause
This error could be due to one or more of the following:
• A bad spot on the media
• A failure of the drive to determine the data read from the tape was
good due to bad CRC
Suggested Actions
Following is a list of suggested actions:
• Check the Media IDs. Multiple Media IDs may indicate the drive is
the problem. Similar media IDs may indicate the media is the
problem.
• Use a cleaning tape and try the same media again. Then try different
media before indicating the drive as the failure.
Note: If the drive logs this error, the cleaning light may be turned
on recommending a cleaning as well.
• Run a Tape Drive Write/Read test with two pieces of media. If test
fails, contact customer support.
A502: SDLT Loader
Communication Error
Table 23 Loader
Communication Error Block
Description
Long
Word
Byte 03
1
Loader Communication Status
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Byte 01
Byte 00
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Table 24 Loader
Communication Error Field
Description
Description
Value
Loader Communication Status: Status of communication
problem
Overrun Error
0x10
Parity Error
0x20
Framing Error
0x40
Cause
This error could be due to an internal communication error.
Suggested Actions
Following is a list of suggested actions:
• Power cycle the unit.
• If the problem repeats, perform an SuperLoader Random Access
test.
• If problem repeats, contact customer support.
A503: SDLT Drive Servo
Error
The Drive Servo Error occurs when the SDLT tape drive experiences Servo
errors. There errors will result in Tape Drive Read/Write Errors.
Table 25 Drive Servo Error
Block Descriptor
Long Word
Byte 03
1
Log Type
Byte 02
Byte 01
Byte 00
2
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3
Drive Error Code
4
Drive Status (LSW)
Drive Status (MSW)
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6
Track Number
Physical Block Number (PBN)
7-11
12
Power on Hours (LSW)
13
Head Wear Hours
14
15
Power on Hours (MSW)
POST Flags (MSW)
POST Flags (LSW)
16-36
Table 26 Drive Servo Error Field
Descriptions
Field
Description
Description
Value
Calibration Failure
0x15
Drive Command
Time Out
0x09
Controller to Drive
Interface
0x0A
Drive Command
Time Out
0x21
Drive Event
0x20
Drive Error Code: Error code from Servo processor
Major Error Code
Description
Possible Action
0000h-001Fh
Power on Self Test
Error
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Field
Description
0020h-003Fh
Initialization Errors
Check Power
If Repeating ensure no media
loaded
No Media and repeat drive
replacement
0040h-004Fh
Cartridge Insertion
Errors
Check Cartridge
0050-005F
Cartridge Unload
Errors
Check Cartridge/Leaders
0060h-006F
Cartridge Unload
Errors
Check Cartridge/Leaders
0070-007F
Cartridge
Extraction Errors
Check Cartridge/Leaders
0080h-009Fh
Servo Errors
Possible drive, try multiple media
00A0h-00Afh
Miscellaneous Tape
Motion Errors
Possible drive, try multiple media
00B0h-00BFh
Hardware Errors
Possible Drive
00C0h-00DFh
Internal Software
Errors
Possible drive, try multiple media
00E0h-00EFh
Interrupt Trap
Errors
Possible Drive
00F0h-00FFh
Miscellaneous
Errors
Possible Drive
Drive Status (on Error)
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MSW Bits
Description
03
15 undefined
02
Drive did not buckle the tape when loading
01
Drive is unloading a tape
00
Drive is loading a tape
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Field
POST Flags
Description
LSW Bits
Description
15
Drive is running a cleaning tape
14
Drive is ejecting a cartridge
13
Drive has No Tape Tension
12
Drive is in the Process of Calibration after loading a tape
cartridge
11
Drive is in the Process of Rewinding the tape to BOT
10
Drive is at a End of Track
09
Drive is on the Correct Track and physical location of the
media
08
Drive is Moving the Tape and Seeking to a Track location
07
Drive is Stopped on Tape
06
Drive is at EOT
05
Drive is at BOT
04
Drive is in process of loading the tape step 2
03
Drive is in process of loading the tape step 1
02
A cartridge has been inserted
01
No cartridge has been inserted
00
Drive is in the Process of Initializing (typical after power on
or a total drive reset)
MSW Bits
Description
15
Unused
14
Unused
13
Unused
12
Unused
11
Unused
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Field
158
Description
10
Unused
09
Unused
08
Unused
07
Unused
06
Unused
05
Unused
04
Unused
03
Unused
02
Unused
01
Unused
00
EEROM Bad
LSW Bits
Description
15
Unused
14
BOT LED bad
13
Unused
12
A to D test failed
11
Unused
10
Unused
09
EEROM check sum
failed
08
12 volts bad
07
Unused
06
Unused
05
PLL clock test failed
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Field
Description
04
EEROM check sum
failed
03
Code check sum
failed
02
RAM test failed
01
Address Line test
failed
00
RAM test failed
Cause
This error could be due to grave failure to track the optical servo or
electrical servo.
Suggested Actions
Run a Tape Drive Write/Read test with two pieces of media. If test fails,
contact customer support.
A507/A508: Directory
Read Failure/Directory
Write Failure
These events indicate a possible problem in reading or writing to the
tape directly.
Table 27 Directory Read
Failure/Write Failure Block
Descriptor
Long Word
Byte 03
Byte 02
Byte 01
1
Called Mode
2
Save Format
3
Flags
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4
Read Fail
Status
Status
Status 2
EEPROM
Status
5
6
Media ID
7
CR Message Pointer
8
Track Size
9
EOT Status
10-12
Table 28 Directory Read/Write
Failure Field Descriptions
Field
Description
Called Mode
Directory mode called from
Save Format
New Format
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Mode
Value
READ on LOAD
1
WRITE on UNLOAD
2
WRITE from BOT
3
READ BOTH REVERSE
4
READ BOTH
FORWARD
5
Tape format before reading directory
Format
Value
Unknown
0x0000
Initial
0x0001
Tape format of the directory.
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Field
Description
Flags
Directory flags
Bits
Description
14-31
Filler
13
Calibration On Load success
12
Lram directory stale
11
Tape direction rev
10
Directory stale
09
Retry needed
08
Directory clobbered
07
Non-zero first track
06
Unknown format
05
Event log
04
Format mismatch
03
Directory Write failed
02
LBN 0 found
01
Inhibit directory write
00
Read On Load complete
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Field
Description
Read Fail
Status
Status for Directory Read failures
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Description
Value
Unknown
0x0
Retry failed
0x1
No Blocks
0x2
Goofy Blocks
0x3
No Block 0
0x4
Bad ECC
0x5
Directory Cell
Recovery
0x6
Directory Cell stale
0x7
Directory Cell fail
0x8
Serpentine
0x9
Verify fail
0xA
BOT fail
0xB
BOT No Blocks
0xC
BOT Bad ECC
0xD
Indeterminate
Blocks
0xE
Could not correct
0xF
System Error
0x10
Calibration failed
0x11
Drive Error
0x12
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Field
Description
Status
Media directory status
EEPROM Status
Media ID
Description
Value
Directory unknown
0
No directory
1
Partial directory
2
Directory complete
3
Directory stale
4
EEPROM directory status
Description
Value
Directory recovered
1
Initial
0x0001
No LBN 0
10
Media ID mismatch
11
On Tape directory
not empty
12
Sync Lock mismatch
13
Directory unreliable
20
Media ID from tape
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Field
Description
EOT Status
Directory status four
Description
Value
Directory recovered
1
Directory attempt
2
Bad directory cell
structure
10
Bad directory cell
entry
11
Invalid track
12
Sync Lock mismatch
20
Track zero
21
Directory No Pair
30
Directory Zeroed
31
Directory Bad
Revision
32
Directory Bad Media
ID
33
Directory RSTO
34
Cause
This error could be due to one of the following:
• Drive may need to rebuild to directory
• Drive is having difficulty writing to directory
Suggested Actions
Following is a list of suggested actions:
• Check for other Write Errors.
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• If the problem continues, contact customer support.
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Appendix C
Regulatory Statements
FCC Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for
a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial
environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications.
Any changes or modifications made to this equipment may void the
user's authority to operate this equipment.
Operation of this equipment in a residential area may cause interference
in which case the user at his own expense will be required to take
whatever measures may be required to correct the interference.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
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Taiwan Statement
Taiwan Statement
Japan Notice
Canadian Notice (Avis Canadien)
This Class A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe A est conforme à la norme Canadian
Notice (Avis Canadien)
This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian
Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
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European Union Notice
Cet appareil numérique de la classe A respecte toutes les exigences du
Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
European Union Notice
Products with the CE Marking comply with both the EMC Directive (89/
336/EEC) and the Low Voltage Directive (73/23/EEC) and its amendment
(93/68/EECD) issued by the Commission of the European Community.
Compliance with these directives implies conformity to the following
European Norms (in brackets are the equivalent international
standards):
• EN55022 (CISPR 22) - Electromagnetic Interference
• EN50082-1 (IEC801-2, IEC801-3, IEC801-4) - Electromagnetic
Immunity
• EN60950 (IEC950) - Product Safety
Product Safety Electrostatic Discharge
To prevent damaging the system, be aware of the precautions you need
to follow when setting up the system or handling parts. A discharge of
static electricity from a finger or other conductor may damage system
boards or other static-sensitive devices. This type of damage may reduce
the life expectancy of the device.
To prevent electrostatic damage, observe the following precautions:
• Avoid hand contact by transporting and storing products in staticsafe containers.
• Keep electrostatic-sensitive parts in their containers until they arrive
at static-free workstations.
• Place parts on a grounded surface before removing them from their
containers.
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Grounding Methods
• Avoid touching pins, leads, or circuitry.
• Always be properly grounded when touching a static-sensitive
component or assembly.
Grounding Methods
There are several methods for grounding. Use one or more of the
following methods when handling or installing electrostatic-sensitive
parts:
Use a wrist strap connected by a ground cable to a grounded
workstation or computer chassis. Wrist straps are flexible straps with a
minimum of 1 mega-ohm 10 percent resistance in the ground cords. To
provide proper ground, wear the strap snug against the skin.
Use heel straps, toe straps, or boot straps at standing workstations.
Wear the straps on both feet when standing on conductive floors or
dissipating floor mats.
Use conductive field service tools.
Environmental Compliance
Quantum is committed to providing quality products in an
environmentally sound manner and to comply with all applicable
environmental laws, rules and regulations.
This product was designed, manufactured and made available with
consideration to worldwide laws, rules and regulations applicable to the
product and the electronics industry including the European Union
Directives 2002/95/EC & 2002/96/EC (RoHS and WEEE).
For further information on Quantum’s Environmental Compliance and
Global Citizenship, please consult the following Web site at
http://qcare.quantum.com.
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Disposal of Electrical and Electronic Equipment
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 the Quantum Web site at http://qcare.quantum.com or contact
your local government authority, your household waste disposal service
or the business from which you purchased the product.
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Glossary
A
access Read, write, or update information on a storage medium, such
as tape.
access time The interval between the time a request for data is made
by the system and the time the data is available from the drive.
allocation The process of assigning particular areas of the media to
particular data or instructions.
archiving The removal of data from the computer system on to
secondary storage media that is safely stored away.
autoloader A robot that includes one tape drive and one or more
magazines of tape cartridges. Autoloaders are used for
unattended data backup.
B
backup A copy of a file, directory, or volume on a separate storage
device from the original, for the purpose of retrieval in case the
original is accidentally erased, damaged, or destroyed.
backward compatibility The ability of a current drive product to read
tapes written on earlier model drives.
base plate An aluminum die casting that acts as the support platform
for the other modules and for the drive enclosure. The base
plate is standard 5.25 inch (133.35 mm) full-high form factor
and includes the precision mounting holds used to install
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Super DLTtape drives into a server or tape library. The TCM acts
as the prime base plate for the Super DLTtape system.
C
bus
A communication pathway between components in a computer
system.
C
Celsius. A measurement of temperature where 0 degrees is the
freezing and 100 degrees is the boiling point of water.
cartridge receiver At tape insertion, the cartridge receiver assembly is
responsible for guiding the tape into its operating position,
opening its door, unlocking the cartridge brakes, and securing
the tape for operation. At tape ejection, the cartridge receiver
assembly reverses the process and automatically ejects the tape
a fixed distance from the front of the drive.
compressed capacity Capacity after data has been processed to
reduce storage space while maintaining data integrity using
either software or hardware.
cartridge tape module (CPTM) The Super DLTtape CTM contains the
AMP media feature of Quantum’s LGMR technology. The main
function of the CTM is to provide the magnetic recording media
used by the drive to store customer information. The CTM also
provides the protective cartridge that allows the media to be
removed and stored safely.
D
data compression A process that reduces the amount of storage
space required to hold a particular block of data. Data transfer
speed and total tape capacity are affected by the data
compression achieved. In accordance with industry practice, a
typical compression ratio is 2:1 of data storage. Actual
compression ratios achieved are dependent on the redundancy
of data files being recorded.
data control module (DCM) The DCM contains several of the
functions and features of Quantum’s LGMR technology, which is
at the heart of the Super DLTtape technology. Of the five
technologies that constitute the LGMR technology, two are
found in the DCM. These are the POS and the MRC heads. The
main functions of the DCM are to provide the path and guides
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for all tape motion inside the drive and to write data to and
read data from the tape.
device According to SCSI specification, up to eight SCSI devices can be
connected to a single SCSI bus. Each SCSI device contains a SCSI
ID number that can be set to 0 through 7.
device driver A low-level (usually kernel-mode) operating system
component that enables a PC to communicate with peripheral
devices such as fixed disk drives, CD-ROMs, and tape drives.
Each kind of device requires a different driver. Device driver
programs are loaded into memory at boot time.
DHCP
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. Software that
automatically assigns IP addresses to client stations logging
onto a TCP/IP network.
differential A term referring to the electrical characteristics of the
signal used on the SCSI bus interface. Differential signals
minimize the effect of common mode signal noise and allow the
SCSI bus to operate reliably over greater distances at a higher
speed.
domain A group of computers, programs, and devices on a network
administered as a unit with common procedures and rules for
use by a specific group of users. A user logs on to the domain to
gain access to the resources.
driver A software program allowing the operating system to control a
device such as a library, printer, or video card. Many devices do
not respond properly if the correct driver is not installed in the
computer.
E
ECC
Error Correction Code, also known as Error Checking and
Correction. The incorporation of extra parity bits in transmitted
data in order to detect errors that can be corrected by the
controller.
EDC
Error Detection Code. DLT tape drives include a 16-bit EDC with
every 4 KB of user data. The EDC helps the drive detect and
recover any errors that may occur.
EEPROM Electronically-Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory. An
integrated circuit memory chip that can store programs and
data in a non-volatile state. These devices, which are used to
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store firmware in DLT tape drives, can be erased and
reprogrammed with new data.
EMI
Electromagnetic Interference. Electrical interference caused by
electromagnetic radiation.
encoding The protocol by which particular data patterns are changed
prior to being written on the tape surface as a pattern of On
and Off or 1 and 0 signals.
erase
The removal of data from a piece of media.
error
A message that occurs when there is a loss of ability to interpret
recorded data. Usually due to magnetic issues or defects in or
on the media.
Error Correction Code See ECC.
Error Detection Code See EDC.
Ethernet a local-area network (LAN) protocol using high-speed
communications at 10 megabits per second.
external drive A drive mounted in an enclosure, separate from the
computer system enclosure, with its own power supply and fan,
and connected to the system by a cable.
F
F
Fahrenheit. A temperature measurement system where 32
degrees is the freezing point and 212 degrees is the boiling
point of water.
FCC
Federal Communications Commission. A United States agency
responsible for enforcing communications related regulations
stating how much radiation computers and other electronic
equipment are allowed to emit.
Fibre Channel A Gigabit-speed network technology used for storage
networking. Fibre Channel is standardized in the T11 Technical
Committee of the International Committee for Information
Technology Standards (INCITS). It has become the standard
connection type for storage area networks in enterprise storage.
Fibre Channel signaling is typically run on fiber optic cables.
Fibre Channel protocol (FCP) is the interface protocol of SCSI on
the Fibre Channel.
files
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file-by-file backup A recording method that records data a single file
at a time as opposed to mirroring a tape or block of data.
firmware Permanent or semi-permanent instructions and data
programmed directly into the circuitry of programmable readonly memory or electronically-erasable programmable read-only
memory chips. Used for controlling the operation of the
computer or tape drive. Distinct from software, which is stored
in random access memory and can be altered with ease.
format A magnetic track pattern that specifies the locations of the
tracks and sectors. This information must exist on a tape before
it can store any user data. Formatting erases any previously
stored data.
formatted capacity The amount of room left to store data on a tape
after writing the sector headers, boundary definitions, and
timing information during a format operation.
Form Factor 1 The industry standard that defines the physical,
external dimensions of a particular device.
Form Factor 2 The general geometric dimensions of a drive or width
of a piece of tape media.
FTP
File Transfer Protocol. A protocol used to transfer files over a
TCP/IP network.
full height Dimensions of a drive that meet standard height
requirements, usually 3.25 inches (82.55 mm) for a tape or disk
drive product.
G
H
GB
Gigabyte. A unit of measurement equal to 1 million kilobytes.
GHz
Gigahertz. A measurement of frequency that equals one
thousand million Hz, or one thousand MHz. Speeds for
computer microprocessors, buses, and interfaces are often
measured in GHz.
half height Standard drive size equivalent to half the vertical space of
a 5.25 inch (133.35 mm) drive.
hard drive A drive that reads and writes data on a hard disk. The
terms hard drive and hard disk are often used interchangeably.
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hard error A data error that persists when the tape is reread, usually
caused by defects in the physical surface.
head
The tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to create and
read back the magnetic patters on the tape. Also known as the
read/write head.
head life The length of time a tape drive head will function without
replacement or repair, usually measured in hours of use.
Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM) A method of storing
massive amounts of data in tape libraries that allows for easy
and rapid recall of the material. Due to the lowering cost of disk
drives, HSM has yet to reach its full potential.
I
HTTP
Hypertext Transfer Protocol. A protocol for exchanging files
between computers connected to the Internet.
Hz
Hertz. A unit of frequency measurement that equals 1 cycle per
second. Computers and electronic devices are often measured in
kilohertz (kHz), megahertz (MHz), gigahertz (GHz), or terahertz
(THz).
ISV
Independent Software Vendor.
image backup A backup option that takes a “snapshot” of an entire
system by writing a volume image to tape sector-by-sector,
rather than file-by-file. This method of backup is very fast and
allows companies to backup critical information in a limited
backup window.
interface A hardware or software protocol, contained in the
electronics of the tape controller and tape drive that managed
the exchange of data between the drive and computer. The
most common interfaces for small computer systems are AT
(IDE) and SCSI.
internal drive A drive mounted inside one of a computer’s drive bays.
Internet A worldwide network of computer servers originally
developed by the federal government as a communication
system in the event of nuclear war or other wide-scale disaster.
intranet A private version of the Internet that provides a cost-effective
way to publish critical information and provide an interactive
communication path for heterogeneous systems.
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IP
Internet Protocol. A communications protocol which contains a
network address and routes a message to a different network.
J
jumper A tiny connector box that slips over two pins that protrude
from a circuit board. The jumper can be moved to change
electrical connectors. When in place, the jumper connects the
pins electrically. Some board manufacturers use dual in-line
package (DIP) switches instead of jumpers.
K
KB
Kilobyte. A unit of measure consisting of 1,024 bytes.
kHz
Kilohertz. A measurement of frequency that equals 1000 Hz.
LAN
Local Area Network. A computer network covering a relatively
small area. A LAN usually is confined to a building or a few
nearby buildings. A LAN can be connected to another LAN over
any distance through telephone lines and radio waves to form a
wide area network (WAN).
LCD
Liquid Crystal Display. The technology used by portable
computer and flat-panel displays. The Operator Control Panel
on the front of the SuperLoader is an LCD screen.
L
Lempel-Ziv Algorithm A data compression technique used in all DLT
tape drives. Named after Abraham Lempel and Jacob Ziv.
library system A system that uses a robotic mechanism to
automatically load and unload tape cartridges into one or more
tape drives. Distinguishable from stackers and autoloaders in
their ability to provide random access to tape cartridges. The
DLTstor is a tape library system offered by Quantum
Corporation.
linear recording Recording technology in which data is written in
tracks that run the length of the tape media. Contrast with
helical scan technology which records data diagonally across
the tape.
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M
MB
Megabyte. A unit of measurement equal to 1 million bytes.
MCBF Mean Cycles Between Failures. This is average cycle count
between possible failures. A cycle is the movement of a
cartridge from the tape drive to a magazine slot and the
selection of another cartridge and moving that cartridge back to
the drive.
MHz
MegaHertz. A measurement of frequency in millions of cycles
per second.
MTBF
Mean Time Between Failures. Reliability rating indicating the
expected failure rate of a product in power on hours (POH).
Since manufacturers differ in the ways they determine the MTBF,
comparisons of products should always take into account the
MTBF calculation method.
MTTR Mean Time to Repair. The average time it takes to repair a drive
that has failed for some reason. This only takes into
consideration the changing of the major subassemblies such as
the printed circuit board or sealed housing. Component-level
repair is not included in this number as this type of repair
cannot be performed in the field.
media The material or device used to store information in a storage
subsystem, such as a tape or disk drive. DLTtape media is a highgrade metal particle (MP) formulation that takes advantage of
the latest advances in binder chemistry. By combining both solid
and liquid lubricants in the tape binder system, tape and head
wear are reduced while repelling airborne particles that could
affect read/write head performance. In addition, by using a
uniform particle shape, a dense binding system, a smooth
coating surface, and a specially selected base file, Quantum
DLTtape half-inch cartridge tapes take advantage of shorter
wavelength recording schemes to ensure read compatibility
with future generations of DLT drives.
Metal Particle (MP) tape A magnetic recording media in which a
flexible base is coated with a mixture of magnetic particles and
a bonding agent. See also media.
microprocessor The integrated circuit chip that performs the bulk of
data processing and controls the operation of all of the parts of
the system.
microsecond (μs) One millionth of a second (.000001 sec.).
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millisecond (ms) One thousandth of a second (.001 sec.).
minicomputer A somewhat out-of-date term used to describe a class
of multi-user computer that was one notch below a mainframe
system. Minicomputer popularity fell with the rise in popularity
of the networked PC. Today’s server systems perform many of
the functions that were once the domain of minicomputers.
Mission Critical Applications that are vital to a company or
organization’s well-being.
N
native mode Refers to the uncompressed storage capacity of a tape or
disk subsystem. for instance, a DLT 7000 tape drive can store 35
GB in native mode and 70 GB with 2:1 compression.
near-on-line storage An application that uses a tape drive or tape
automation system in much the same way as a hard disk drive.
Provides easy access to large amounts of critical information.
O
overhead Command overhead refers to the processing time required
by the controller, host adapter, or drive prior to the execution of
a command. Lower command overhead yields higher drive
performance.
overwrite To write data on top of existing data thus erasing the
original data.
OEM
P
Original Equipment Manufacturer.
parallel channel architecture Allows DLT tape drives to read/write
multiple channels simultaneously providing an industry-leading
data transfer rate in the DLT 7000 drive. with this architecture,
data blocks are not required to be located on any particular
track or in consecutive order. This channel-independent block
structure provides a powerful write-error handling system that
allows bad blocks to be rewritten on the next available
command.
Partial Response, Maximum Likelihood PRML. A technology that
allows a disk or tape drive’s read channel to pack more data in
the same amount of space on magnetic media.
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peak transfer rate The maximum speed with which information
moves inside a tape drive or between drive and host. Usually
measured in megabytes per second.
performance A measure of the speed of the drive during normal
operation. Factors affecting performance are seek times,
transfer rate, and command overhead.
peripheral A device added to a system as a complement to the basic
central processing unit (CPU), such as a disk drive, tape drive, or
printer.
POH Power-on Hours. The unit of
measurement for mean time between failure (MTBF), expressed
as the number of hours that the drive is powered on. See MTBF.
POST
Power-on Self Test. Diagnostics programs, loaded automatically
by the BIOS, that perform basic tests on the major system
components, such as memory, cartridge and magazine
information. If no problems are detected during POST, the
system continues the start-up process.
PRML See Partial Response, Maximum Likelihood.
Q
QIC
Quarter Inch Cartridge. A tape storage subsystem that uses
0.25 inch (6.35 mm) wide media.
R
RAM
Random Access Memory. an integrated circuit memory chip that
allows information to be stored and retrieved by a
microprocessor or controller. The information can be stored or
accessed in any order, and all storage locations are equally
accessible.
RAIT
Redundant Array of Independent Tape Drives
random access The ability to directly locate any piece of data without
having to read everything in memory or on disk.
read after write A mode of operation that has the computer read
back each data block immediately after it is written on the tape,
checking that the data read back is the same as recorded.
read/write head The mechanism by which data is recorded onto
magnetic media in a tape drive system. See read after write.
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Reed-Solomon error correction An error correction technique based
on research done by Irving reed and Gustave Solomon at MIT’s
lincoln Laboratory in the 1960s. First used to check the accuracy
of data received from the Voyager spacecraft.
restore To replace data on the hard drive from another media source.
S
ROM
Read Only Memory. Integrated circuit chip containing programs
and data that can be accessed and read but cannot be
modified.
SCSI
Small Computer System Interface. An American National
Standards Institute (ANSI) interface between the computer and
peripheral controllers. Apple MacIntosh systems and many UNIX
operating system workstations use the SCSI interface.
scalability Refers to the capability provided by the DLT tape drive
family to read tapes from previous generations of drives. Allows
users to upgrade to a faster, higher capacity DLT drive, yet still
be able to read tape recorded on an older system. The term also
refers to the ability of DLT tape library systems to be upgraded
with a higher performance DLT drive and thus provide more
capacity and performance in the same footprint. See backward
compatibility.
seek
The movement of a read/write head to a specific data track.
self cleaning head Found in all DLT tape drives. Tiny ridges on either
side of the DLT drive read/write head continuously wipe the tape
clean as it passes over the head. This is why there is no periodic
cleaning prescribed for DLT tape drives.
server A powerful computer system with a large hard disk drive that
serves the information access and communication needs of
multiple users. Often servers are dedicated to a particular
function such as Internet access, printing, file management,
backup, and network communications.
servo data Magnetic markings written on the media that guide the
read/write heads to the proper position.
shelf life The length of time that a tape can be stored without losing
its magnetic strength. For DLTtape media, this period is 30 years
or more.
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shock rating A rating, expressed in Gs which stands for multiples of
gravity, of how much shock a tape drive can sustain without
damage. Operating and non-operating shock levels are usually
specified separately.
SMTP
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. An e-mail protocol on the
Internet that defines the message format and the message
transfer agent.
SNMP simple Network Management Protocol. A protocol that
monitors and controls a network.
SNTP
Simple Network Time Protocol. SNTP is based on NTP, the
Network Time Protocol, an industry standard way for computers
to synchronize their time to an external reference standard. NTP
and SNTP are fully interoperable. Each consists of a client, for
example the SuperLoader, which obtains the current time (in
UTC) from either an SNTP server or an NTP one. SNTP and NTP
are in wide use on the Internet. NTP is specified by RFC1305.
SNTP is specified by RFC2030.
soft error A faulty data reading that does not recur if the same data is
reread from the disk or corrected by ECC. Usually caused by
power fluctuations or noise spikes.
stacker A tape automation system that sequentially loads and unloads
tape cartridges. does not provide random access to cartridges of
the data stored on them.
stepper A type of motor that moves in discrete amounts with each
electrical pulse.
supply reel The reel of tape contained within the DLTtape cartridge.
DLTtape IV, for example, contains 1,800 feet (548.64 m) of tape.
surface The side of the tape that is coated with the magnetic material
for recording data.
sustained transfer rate The data transfer rate of a tape drive in native
mode. for example, the DLT 7000 has a sustained transfer rate
of 5 MB in native mode, and up to 10 MB at 2:1 compression.
system manufacturers Makers of computer systems and tape library
systems.
Symmetric Phase Recording (SPR) A recording technique introduced
with the DLT 7000 that writes data at alternating angles in a
herringbone pattern thereby eliminating the need for guard
bands between data tracks, and providing higher data density.
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T
TPI
Tracks per Inch. A DLT 7000 tape drive, for example, writes data
a density of 416 tpi, or 208 tracks across the width of the halfinch DLTtape media.
take-up reel The reel inside every DLT tape drive onto which DLTtape
media is wound. The in-the-drive take-up reel enables DLT tape
systems to operate using a single-reel cartridge and thereby
pack more tape and data into every cartridge.
tape path The path through which tape moves from the cartridge,
past the read/write head, and onto the take-up reel. The
patented DLT drive head guide assembly provides a gentle and
solid path that ensures tracking accuracy and long tape life.
tar
A UNIX operating system command that stands for “create tape
archives” and/or extract files.
TCP/IP Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. A
communications protocol which ensures that the total amount
of bytes sent is received correctly, and also provides the routing
information.
thin film A type of coating allowing very thin layers of magnetic
material used on tape drive read/write heads. Media with thin
film surfaces can store greater amounts of data.
track
A linear or angled pattern of data written on a tape surface. DLT
tape drives write information on multiple tracks simultaneously.
track-to-track seek time The time required for the read/write heads to
move to an adjacent track.
transfer rate The rate at which the drive sends and receives data from
the controller. Usually measured in megabytes per second. A
DLT 7000 drive, for example, has a native transfer rate of 5 MB/
s.
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unformatted capacity The total number of usable bytes on the
media, including the space that will be required later to record
location, boundary definitions, and timing information. See also
formatted capacity.
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V
volume The quantity of information written on a piece of media.
Typically measured in megabytes or gigabytes.
W
Write Once, Read Many (WORM) An optical disk technology that
allows the drive to store and read back data but prevents the
drive from erasing information once it has been written.
write-protected Files or media that cannot be changed. user writeprotection when you want to protect data from being changed
or destroyed. To write-protect most tape cartridges, slide the
write-protect tab to the “locked” position.
Z
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ZIF
Zero Insertion Force. A type of socket or connector allowing a
computer chip or bar code reader to be inserted or removed
with no stress applied to either the chip or bar code reader and
its respective socket.
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Index
On-board Remote
Management 49
A
B
A500 Hard Read Error 149
back panel
overview 16
Configuration Page
system operations 46
bar code reader 24
criteria
location 10
A501 SDLT Hard Write Error 151
A502 SDLT Loader Communication
Error 153
Bugcheck Error logs 147
A503 SDLT Drive Servo Error 154
A507/A508 Directory Read Failure/
Directory Write Failure 159
Auto Clean
On-board Remote
Management 49
autoloader
environmental specifications
126
packing for shipment 119
performance specifications 123
power specifications 126
preparing for shipment 118
removing from rack 118
returning for service 117
shock specifications 128
status, front panel 37
unpacking 13
vibration specifications 128
autoloader logs 104
customer support
before contacting 99
C
Canadian Notice (Avis Canadien)
168
cartridges
ejecting single 31
inserting single 29
moving single 30
using 28
Change mode
setting, front panel 70
choosing a location 10
cleaning tape
On-board Remote
Management 49
D
data compression 41
device drivers
installing 22
diagnostics
entering password 81
front panel 81
On-board Remote
Management 57, 58, 82
performing 80
POST 77
tests 79
Client Authorization Control 54
Client Overlap Control 54
compression 41
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entering passwords 27
Ethernet 66
Ethernet information 40
IP address 67
IP gateway 68
logout 27
magazines 73
passwords 74
Random mode 71
SCSI ID 64
security options 73
Seq Cycle mode 71
Sequential mode 71
Sequential mode operations 72
SNTP server 69
stop diagnostic test 80
Subnet Mask 68
tape drive status 39
tape drive version 40
time 69
time server 69
viewing status 37
E
ejecting
magazines 33
single cartridge 31
electrostatic discharge (ESD) 169
error or history logs
On-board Remote
Management 57
ESD 169
Ethernet
setting, front panel 66
European Union Notice 169
Event Error logs
A500 Hard Read Error 149
A501 SDLT Hard Write Error
151
A502 SDLT Loader
Communication Error 153
A503 SDLT Drive Servo Error
154
A507/A508 Directory Read
Failure/Directory Write
Failure 159
general information 149
function keys
operators panel 25
G
F
grounding methods 170
installation
magazines 34
inventory
On-board Remote
Management 59
running 41
IP address
setting, front panel 67
IP gateway
setting, front panel 68
J
Japan Notice 168
L
Library Operations Page
On-board Remote
Management 59
location
choosing 10
criteria 10
logout
front panel 27
logs
autoloader 104
Bugcheck Error logs 147
error or history, viewing 57
POST Failure 117
SCSI Check Condition Error logs
144
Soft logs 104
Tape Drive Error logs 143
FCC Statement 167
features
understanding 15
Fibre Channel
loop configuration 3, 5
H
Hard Error log
On-board Remote
Management 105
firmware version
viewing, front panel 38
front panel
Change mode 70
controls 15
default passwords 62
diagnostic tests 81
diagnostics 79
element status 39
188
lost passwords 75
I
identification
On-board Remote
Management 58
LVD
Ultra320 interface 5
inserting
single cartridge 29
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Sequential Cycle mode 48
Sequential mode 48
Sequential Operations mode
60
Set to Home 59
status information 45
system reset 58
system time 51
time display 45
Updates Page 56
M
magazine blanks
using 32
magazines
ejecting 33
installation 34
On-board Remote
Management 50
operating manually 34
setting, front panel 73
using 32
mode
On-board Remote
Management 48
moving
single cartridge 30
N
network options
On-board Remote
Management 52
operators panel
entering passwords 27
function keys 25
functionality 25
overview
On-board Remote
Management 43
SuperLoader 3 DLT-S4 5
SuperLoader 3 DLT-V4 4
SuperLoader 3 LTO-2 2
SuperLoader 3 LTO-3 3
SuperLoader 3 LTO-4 3, 4
SuperLoader 3 SDLT 600 5
SuperLoader 3 VS160 4
R
rackmounting 90
Random mode
On-board Remote
Management 48
setting, front panel 71
regulatory
Canadian Notice (Avis
Canadien) 168
European Union Notice 169
FCC Statement 167
grounding methods 170
Japan Notice 168
Taiwan Statement 168
requirements
UL 11
S
safety
grounding methods 170
SCSI
connecting 17
P
O
On-board Remote Management
Auto Clean 49
cleaning tape 49
compression 49
diagnostics 57, 58, 82
error or history logs 57
identification 58
inventory 59
Library Operations Page 59
magazines 50
mode 48
network options 52
opening 44
overview 43
Random mode 48
SCSI ID 46
security options 53
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default, front panel 62
default, On-board Remote
Management 45
entering on front panel 27
lost 75
setting, front panel 74
POST (Power-on Self Test) 77
POST Failure logs 117
power cables
connecting 17
SCSI bus requirements
general information 12
LTO-2 12
SDLT 600 12
VS160 12
SCSI Check Condition Error logs 144
SCSI ID
setting, front panel 64
setting, On-board Remote
Management 46
security options
On-board Remote
Management 53
setting, front panel 73
Power-on Self Test (POST)
interpreting results 79
performing 78
Seq Cycle mode
setting, front panel 71
preparation
host 21
Sequential Cycle mode
On-board Remote
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Management 48
Sequential mode
On-board Remote
Management 48
setting, front panel 71
Sequential mode operations
front panel 72
Sequential Operations mode
On-board Remote
Management 60
Set to Home
On-board Remote
Management 59
SNTP server
setting, front panel 69
Soft logs 104
specifications
autoloader environmental 126
autoloader performance 123
autoloader power 126
autoloader shock 128
autoloader vibration 128
DLT-S4 tape drive 140
DLT-V4 tape drive 136
LTO Ultrium 2 media 129, 131,
132, 134
LTO-2 tape drive 129
LTO-3 tape drive 130
LTO-4 tape drive 132
LTO-5 tape drive 133
SDLT 600 tape drive 138
SDLT II media 139, 140
VS1 media 135, 137
VS160 tape drive 135
status information
On-board Remote
Management 45
viewing 37
Subnet Mask
setting, front panel 68
SuperLoader
rackmounting 90
System Operations
options 46
190
system reset
On-board Remote
Management 58
system time
On-board Remote
Management 51
T
Taiwan Statement 168
tape drive
DLT-S4 specifications 140
DLT-V4 specifications 136
LTO Ultrium 2 media
specifications 129, 131,
132, 134
LTO-2 specifications 129
LTO-3 specifications 130
LTO-4 specifications 132
LTO-5 specifications 133
SDLT 600 specifications 138
SDLT II media specifications
139, 140
VS1 media specifications 135,
137
VS160 specifications 135
Updates Page
On-board Remote
Management 56
V
viewing
element status, front panel 39
Ethernet information, front
panel 40
firmware version 38
tape drive status, front panel
39
tape drive version, front panel
40
Tape Drive Error logs 143
time
setting, front panel 69
time display
On-board Remote
Management 45
time server
setting, front panel 69
troubleshooting
autoloader 103
Hard Log 105
POST 77
U
UL requirements 11
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