actiLib Kodiak 6807 Quick Start Guide

actiLib Kodiak 6807 Quick Start Guide
actiLib Kodiak 6807
Quick Start Guide
Document Purpose
This document provides information to install, operate, upgrade, service and troubleshoot the actiLib
Kodiak 6807 Tape Library. The instructions are intended for trained System Administrators and Users
who need physical and functional knowledge of the actiLib Kodiak 6807 library.
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Contents
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Product Overview .............................................................................................................. 3
1.1
Front Panel .................................................................................................................................... 3
1.2
Rear Panel .................................................................................................................................... 4
1.3
Tape Drive and Power supply Back Panels .................................................................................. 5
1.4
Element Numbering ...................................................................................................................... 7
Installing the Library ......................................................................................................... 8
2.1
Planning Installation ...................................................................................................................... 8
2.2
Location Requirements ................................................................................................................. 8
2.3
SAS Configuration Requirements ................................................................................................. 8
2.4
Fibre Channel Configuration Requirements .................................................................................. 9
2.5
Planning Module and Rack Layout ............................................................................................. 10
2.6
Internal IP Range Selection ........................................................................................................ 10
2.7
Host Preparation ......................................................................................................................... 11
2.8
Installation Precautions ............................................................................................................... 12
2.9
Unpacking Base Library and Expansion Modules ...................................................................... 12
2.10
Identifying Library Components .................................................................................................. 13
2.11
Preparing Top and Bottom Modules ........................................................................................... 13
2.12
Installing Modules in a Rack ....................................................................................................... 15
2.13
Aligning and Connecting Modules .............................................................................................. 18
2.14
Installing Tape Drives .................................................................................................................. 19
2.15
Connecting Fibre Channel Cables .............................................................................................. 20
2.16
Connecting SAS Cables .............................................................................................................. 20
2.17
Powering On the Library ............................................................................................................. 21
2.18
Using the Configuration Wizard .................................................................................................. 22
2.19
Verifying the Host Connection..................................................................................................... 22
2.20
Labeling and Loading Tape Cartridges ....................................................................................... 22
2.21
Verifying the Installation .............................................................................................................. 23
2.22
Configuring Additional Features .................................................................................................. 23
Operating the Library .......................................................................................................23
3.1
Using the OCP ............................................................................................................................ 24
3.2
Using the RMI.............................................................................................................................. 24
3.3
Logging into the Library ............................................................................................................... 25
Get help .............................................................................................................................26
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Product Overview
WARNING
Only trained personnel should operate this equipment. Read all
documentation and procedures before installation or operation. This
product is intended for installation and operation in a computer rack with
the front and rear doors closed and secured. Only personnel with
technical and product safety training should be provided access to the
library. Such personnel are referred to as users throughout this
document. Do not insert any tools or any part of your body into openings
of an operating system.
All actiLib Kodiak 6807 installations begin with the 6U high Base Library, with capacity for 80 tape
cartridges and up to 6 half-height LTO tape drives or up to 3 full-height LTO tape drives.
actiLib Kodiak 6807 is expandable, allowing a user to grow their tape storage capacity as their data
requirements increase. As data storage needs grow, actiLib Kodiak 6807 can also grow by adding a 6U
high Expansion Module. Each expansion module supports an additional 80 tape cartridge and an
additional 6 half-height LTO tape drives or 3 full-height LTO tape drives.
Up to 6 Expansion Modules can be added to a Base Library, bring the total library capacity to 560 tape
cartridges.
1.1
Front Panel
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Magazine Access Door
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1.2
Power Button
Operator Control Panel
USB Port
Mailslot/Magazine Access Door
Error LED, Amber
Attention LED, Amber
Clean LED, Amber
Ready LED, Green
Unit Identification LED, Blue
(Base Library Only)
(Base Library Only)
(Base Library Only) update firmware, restore settings, download sup.tickets
(Base Library Only)
(Base Library Only)
(Base Library Only)
(Base Library Only)
(Base Library Only)
Rear Panel
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2
3
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Power Supplies
Chassis Fan
Controller Health Status LED, Green
Upper Expansion Module Connection Port
USB Port
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Ethernet Ports
Lower Expansion Module Connection Port
Unit Identifier LED, Blue
Half-Height Tape Drive Bays
Module Alignment Mechanism
(Base Library Only) )
update firmware, restore settings, download sup.tickets
(Base Library Only)
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Tape Drive and Power supply Back Panels
HP LTO-5 HH SAS
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2
3
Tape Drive Ethernet Port (not used)
SAS Port A
Tape Drive Power LED, Green)
HP LTO-5 HH FC
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2
3
Tape Drive Ethernet Port (not used)
FC Port A
Tape Drive Power LED, Green
HP LTO-6 HH SAS
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2
3
4
Tape Drive Ethernet Port (not used)
SAS Port A
SAS Port B
Tape Drive Power LED, Green
HP LTO-6 HH FC
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2
3
4
Tape Drive Ethernet Port (not used)
FC Port A
FC Port B
Tape Drive Power LED, Green
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IBM LTO-5/6 HH SAS
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2
3
SAS Port A
SAS Port B
Tape Drive Power LED, Green
IBM LTO-5/6 HH FC
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2
FC Port A
Tape Drive Power LED, Green
Power Supply Rear Panel LEDs
1
2
3
White
Amber
Green
AC power connected, but Module Powered Off
Power Supply Fault Condition, such as fan not running, too hot or producing power outside of specification
Module Powered On
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1.4
Element Numbering
The library will generally display logical element numbering of modules, storage slots and tape drives
starting with number one from the bottom up.
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2
3
Left Magazine
Right Magazine, Mailslot Disabled
Right Magazine, Mailslot Enabled
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Installing the Library
2.1
Planning Installation
 Choose a location for the library. See “Location Requirements”.
 Plan the SAS or Fibre Channel configuration and obtain the necessary cables. See “SAS
Configuration Requirements” or “Fibre Channel Configuration Requirements”.
 Plan the rack layout. See “Planning the Module and Rack Layout”.
 Internal IP Range Selection
2.2
Location Requirements
NOTE
 The library was designed for rack installation and must be installed using the
provided rack rails. Installation on a table top or other similar surface could
result in library operation errors.
 Select a rack with access to the host server.
 Choose a location that meets the criteria in the table below.
Location Requirements
Criteria
Definition
Rack Requirements
Standard 19-inch rack with an appropriate # of U’s (Rack Units) of clearance for the
planned module quantity
Rack Space
Requirements
6U for the Base Library and 6U for each Expansion Module
Room Temperature
10-35º C (50-95º F)
Power Source
Air Quality
Humidity
2.3
 AC Power Voltage: 100-240 VAC
 Line Frequency: 50-60 Hz
 Library Located near AC Outlet(s) to connect all power supplies
The AC power cord is the library’s main AC disconnect device and must be easily
accessible at all times.
 Place the library in an area with minimal sources of particulate contamination
 Avoid areas near frequently used doors and walkways, stacks of supplies that collect
dust, printers, and smoke-filled rooms
 Excessive dust and debris can damage tapes and tape drive
20-80 percent RH non-condensing
SAS Configuration Requirements
Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) is a computer bus technology mainly used to transfer data to and from
storage devices, including disk drives and tape drives. SAS is designed to transfer data at up to 6 Gbps.
SAS uses serial connections, with a direct connection between the host server and each of the storage
devices. This eliminates the need to configure SCSI busses and assign SCSI IDs, as is required for
parallel SCSI devices.
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The host server must have a SAS Host Bus Adapter (HBA) with an external connector. The HBA uses
multiple Logical Unit Numbers (LUNs) to communicate with the library. Verify that your HBA supports
multiple LUNs, as most RAID controllers do not. Most SAS HBA ports have four SAS channels. A tape
drive uses one channel, so each HBA port can support up to four tape drives. You can use a cable with
one connector on each end, but only one channel will be used.
Supported speeds by drive generation are shown in the table below.
Supported SAS Speeds
LTO Generation
Supported Speeds
LTO-5
1.5 Gbps, 3 Gbps, 6 Gbps
LTO-6
1.5 Gbps, 3 Gbps, 6 Gbps
CAUTION
High quality SAS cables rated at the transfer rate the SAS drives are
required. Always verify that the SAS cable you are using is rated for the
data transfer speed of the interface of your components. SAS cables
described as "equalized" may not support 6 Gb/s data rates and should
not be used with LTO-5 or later generation tape drives unless these
cables are verified for 6 Gb/s data rates.
CAUTION
The library has one or more mini-SAS connectors on each SAS tape
drive. Mini-SAS connectors are keyed. Do not force a SAS cable’s miniSAS connector into the tape drive as it might be keyed differently.
A SAS tape drive is identified by a unique identifier called a World Wide Name (WWN) or World Wide
Identifier (WWID). The library assigns the WWID to the drive bay. When a tape drive is replaced, the
WWID is re-assigned to the new tape drive.
The operating system tracks the WWID for the tape drive on each HBA channel. Each of the drive
connectors on the fan-out/hydra cable is associated with an HBA channel. Once a tape drive has been
plugged in, it should remain on the same channel to retain the association between the HBA channel and
WWID.
2.4
Fibre Channel Configuration Requirements
The Fibre channel tape drive can be connected directly to the server with a Host Bus Adapter (HBA) or
through a Storage Area Network (SAN). The installation requires one Fibre Channel (FC) cable for each
tape drive. The tape drives all utilize an LC-style connector. Some drives will have two FC ports, but only
one cable connection is needed per drive. The cable can be connected to either drive FC port.
Supported speeds by drive generation are listed in the table below.
Supported Fibre Channel Speeds
LTO Generation
Supported Speeds
LTO-5
2 Gbps, 4 Gbps, 8 Gbps
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LTO-6
NOTE
2 Gbps, 4 Gbps, 8 Gbps
 Use an appropriate HBA for your tape drive due to performance
requirements.
A lower Gbps HBA might result in performance degradation when moving
highly compressible data to a higher Gb tape drive.
 In a SAN installation, all switches between the host and the library must be of
the appropriate type.
A lower Gb switch in the path may result in performance degradation.
Configure zoning so only the library servers may access the library.
2.5
Planning Module and Rack Layout
If possible, install the Base Library in the middle of the rack to provide space for the permitted 3
Expansion Modules above and 3 Expansion Modules below. See 5.1 Supported Library Configurations
for additional details.
2.6
Internal IP Range Selection
For internal communication between modules the tape library uses an Ethernet connection with an
internal IP address range. To prevent any conflict between the internal IP address range and the external
IP addresses it is require to select the internal IP range before the tape library gets connected to the
external Ethernet port.
Therefore a file which contains the internal IP range is stored onto the base library backplane:
/opt/storage/mfg/stack/network.range and LCM /opt/storage/configuration/network.range
The Values must be in the following format:
RANGE=192.0.2
Please note, the last chapter of the IP address is not set because it will be set internally.
The file will be created through the OCP IP Range selection page if the Stack starts for the very
first time or Unit was reset to Manufacturing Defaults / Reset via OCP/RMI.
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2.7
Host Preparation
CAUTION
Static Sensitive
Risk of damage to devices
 A discharge of static electricity damages static-sensitive devices or
micro circuitry.
 Proper packaging and grounding techniques are necessary
precautions to prevent damage.
Follow these general guidelines:
 Check with a system administrator before powering off the host computer.
 For a SAS library, confirm availability or install a SAS HBA that supports multiple LUNs.
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 For a direct-attach Fibre Channel library, confirm availability or install an FC HBA.
 For connection of a Fibre Channel library through a compatible switch, verify that sufficient ports are
available.
2.8
Installation Precautions
WARNING
Product Weight
Each actiLib Kodiak 6807 module weighs more than 40 kg (88 lbs)
without drives or tapes and more than 70 kg (144 lbs) with 6 tape drives
and 80 tapes.
Risk of personal injury
Before moving or lifting a library:
 Observe local health and safety requirements and guidelines for
manual material handling.
 Remove all tapes to reduce the weight and to prevent cartridges from
falling into the robotics path and damaging the library.
 Remove all tape drives to reduce the weight.
 Obtain adequate assistance to lift and stabilize the library during
installation or removal.
Risk of damage to devices
When placing a library into or removing the library from a rack:
 Extend the rack’s levelling jacks to the floor.
 Ensure that the full weight of the rack rests on the levelling jacks.
 Install stabilizing feet on the rack.
 Extend only one rack component at a time.
CAUTION
2.9
 Do not expose the library to moisture.
 Do not place a module on either the ends or sides as this may cause
damage.
Unpacking Base Library and Expansion Modules
Before unpacking any modules, clear a work surface near the targeted rack for installation.
CAUTION
If the temperature in the room where the library will operate varies by
15° C (30° F) from where the module was stored, allow it to acclimate for
at least 12 hours prior to unpacking.
Unpacking a actiLib Kodiak 6807 Base Library or Expansion Module:
1. Before opening and removing a module from the box, inspect the container for shipping damage.
2. If you notice any damage, report it to the shipping company immediately.
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3. Cut and remove the bands on the outside of the container.
4. Lift up the outer cardboard box – it is not secured to the pallet.
5. Remove the inner cardboard sleeve surrounding the module.
6. Remove the rack rails.
7. Remove the accessory kit box.
8. Remove the foam pieces from the top of the module.
9. With assistance, lift the module out of the bottom foam nest, remove the wrapping from the module
and then place the module on the work surface.
CAUTION
Do not place a module on either the ends or sides as this may cause
damage.
10. Save the packaging materials for future use.
2.10
Identifying Library Components
If you have unpacked a Base Library, confirm that you have received the following components:
1. Base Library
2. Two Rack Rails
3. Accessory Kit
a. Two packets of rack mount hardware
b. Two North American Power Cords
c.
Two European Power Cords
If you have unpacked an Expansion Module, confirm that you have received the following components:
1. Expansion Module
2. Two Rack Rails
3. Accessory Kit
a. Two packets of rack mount hardware
b. Two North American Power Cords
c.
Two European Power Cords
d. Expansion Interconnect Cable
For SAS libraries, you must provide SAS cabling with the correct configuration for your HBA. For Fibre
Channel libraries, you must provide one Fibre Channel cable for each tape drive.
2.11
Preparing Top and Bottom Modules
Skip this step if you are installing a base module library without expansion modules.
The base module has removable top and bottom covers. You will need to transfer one or both covers
from the base module to expansion modules. The covers are identical and the procedure to change them
is the same for both top and bottom covers.
 If you are installing expansion modules below the base module, move the bottom cover from the base
module to the expansion module that will be installed at the bottom of the library.
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 If you are installing expansion modules above the base module, move the top cover from the base
module to the expansion module that will be installed at the top of the library.
To move a library cover plate from the base module to an expansion module:
1. Remove the library cover plate from the base module.
a. Place the base module on a work table. If you are removing the bottom cover, gently turn the
base module over so you can access the bottom of the module.
b. Insert a small flathead screwdriver or Torx screwdriver into the hole to retract the spring lock,
slide the cover until it reaches the tool, remove the tool and continue sliding the cover to the front
of the module until all the tabs are released.
c.
Remove the cover from the module.
d. If the base module is upside down, gently return it to its normal position.
2. Install the cover on the expansion module.
a. Place the expansion module on the work table. If the module will be the bottom module in the
library, gently turn the module over so you can access the bottom of the module.
b. Align all tabs on the cover with the slots on the module, gently push it down, and then slide the
cover towards the back of the module until the spring lock engages.
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c.
2.12
If the expansion module is upside down, gently return it to its normal position.
Installing Modules in a Rack
actiLib Kodiak 6807 modules are easy to install in racks compliant to EIA 310A Standard, at least 1 meter
deep. You need a #2 Phillips screwdriver for this process.
To locate the rail locations when installing multiple modules:
1. Locate the bottom of the lowest full U where the lowest module will be installed.
2. Continue noting the locations for any additional modules 6U higher.
To install the rails into the rack, starting from the lowest rack location:
1. From the front of the rack, insert the rack rails into the back and then front vertical supports.
a. Position a rail according to the left-right front-rear orientation information stamped on the rail.
b. Rotate the front of the rail up while inserting the rear rail hanger into the rear vertical support, and
then lower the front of the rail until it is nearly level.
c.
Extend the front of the rail until the hangers come through the holes in the vertical support and
the retention spring snaps into place.
d. Repeat sub steps a, b, and c with the other rail.
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2. On the front of both rails in a square-hole rack, install a clip nut above the mounting bracket as
shown, and for increased stability, install the retention inserts from the packet labeled Retention
Inserts.
The library has a three-part rail system:
 Outer rail is installed in the rack.
 Middle rail connects to the inner and outer rails so the module can be slid out of the rack.
 Inner rail is attached to the module.
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To install the modules in the rack, starting with the bottom module:
1. Extend the middle rails until they lock into place. Move the sliding assembly to the front of the middle
rails.
2. Slide the inner rails into the middle rails. Slide the module into the rack
3. If you are installing multiple modules, verify that this module has been installed directly above or
below its adjacent module and is contained within the correct 6U volume. The gap between modules
must be less than 4 mm.
4. Use your fingers to tighten the captive thumbscrew on each side of the module.
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5. Repeat steps 2 through 4 to install the rest of the modules into the rack.
2.13
Aligning and Connecting Modules
Skip this step if the library does not have expansion modules.
Aligning the modules ensures that the robot can move freely between the modules. The library will not
operate unless the alignment mechanism is in the locked position.
1. From the front of the library, loosen the thumbscrews on each of the modules two full turns.
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2. From the back of the library, starting with the bottom pair of modules, align each module with the
module below. Repeat for each pair of modules.
a. Loosen the thumbscrew on the module alignment mechanism.
b. Lower the alignment mechanism. If you encounter resistance, adjust the position of the upper
module so the pin in the alignment mechanism moves into the hole in the lower module. When
the alignment mechanism is in the locked position, tighten the thumbscrew.
3. Verify that the lowest module in the library has its alignment mechanism secured in the unlocked
position with the thumbscrew.
4. From the front of the library, use your fingers to tighten the thumbscrews on each of the modules to
secure the modules to the rack.
5. From the back of the library connect the lower module of each pair to its adjacent module using the
expansion interconnect cable as shown.
2.14
Installing Tape Drives
1. Locate an appropriate vacant drive bay on the back of the library.
NOTE
 Full height tape drives can only be installed in the very top, very bottom, or
middle pair of half-height drive bays. A full-height drive cannot be seated in
other locations and will not operate.
 If the drive will not seat completely, verify that it is located in one of the three
full-height drive locations.
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2. To assist in aligning the drive, only remove the drive bay covers for one drive at a time. Remove the
face plate covering the drive bay by removing the screws holding it in place. Remove one drive bay
cover to install a half-height tape drive; remove two drive bay covers to install a full-height tape drive.
3. Holding the tape drive by the handle and supporting it from the bottom, slide the tape drive along the
alignment rails into the drive bay until it is flush with the back of the library.
4. Tighten the blue captive screws with your fingers to secure the tape drive to the chassis. If the
thumbscrews cannot be tightened, verify that the tape drive is aligned properly.
CAUTION
2.15
All drive bays without tape drives installed must have drive bay covers
installed.
Connecting Fibre Channel Cables
1. Remove the FC port caps if necessary. Attach one end of the FC cable to port A on the tape drive.
2. Attach the other end of the FC cable to a switch or HBA.
2.16
Connecting SAS Cables
1. Attach the HBA end of the SAS cable into the connector on the HBA. If you are using a SAS
fanout/hydra cable, the end of the cable with only one connector should be plugged into the HBA.
2. Connect the drive end of the cable.
 If you are using a cable with a single connector on each end, attach the other end into the
connector on the tape drive.
 If you are using a SAS fanout/hydra cable, attach one mini-SAS connector into the connector on
each tape drive. The unused ends of the SAS fanout cable are single channel and not suitable for
use with disk arrays. Use the other ends to connect tape drives, or coil and secure them to the
rack to minimize stress on the connectors.
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NOTE
2.17
SAS signal rates require clean connections between the HBA and tape drive. Do
not use adapters or converters between the HBA and the tape drive. For reliable
operation, use a maximum SAS cable length of six meters.
Powering On the Library
1. Plug the power cables into the power connectors on each module and into power outlets.
NOTE
The library has dual redundant power supplies. To increase redundancy, plug
each power cord into a different AC power circuit.
2. To use the RMI, connect an Ethernet cable from the bottom Ethernet ports on the library module
controller to your network.
3. Power on the library by pressing the power button on the base module just below the OCP; the green
light will illuminate. When the library is powered on, it inventories the tape cartridges in the
magazines, checks the firmware version on all modules, configures the tape drives, confirms the
presence of the existing modules, and searches for any new modules.
1
2
Power Connectors
Ethernet Ports
(Base Library Only)
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2.18
Using the Configuration Wizard
Start the Initial Configuration Wizard from the OCP. The wizard will guide you through configuring the time
zone, date and time, and network settings, setting the administrator password, and then start an initial
system test. You can skip items and stop the wizard at any time. Once you have configured the network
settings and set the administrator password, you can initiate the wizard from the RMI to complete the
remaining configurations.
2.19
Verifying the Host Connection
To verify the connections between the host computer and the library:
1. Install the application software and/or drivers that are compatible with the library. Backup software
packages might require additional software or licensing to communicate with the robotics.
2. Verify the connection between the library and the host using the host server’s operating system
utilities.
2.20
Labeling and Loading Tape Cartridges
The library will power on without cartridges, but needs cartridges before performing data read and write
operations, or any tests or operations that transfer cartridges.
Barcode labels are recommended in production environments to improve inventory time in the library and
ease cartridge handling processes outside the library. Cartridges can be loaded:
Using the Mailslot Magazine
If the mailslot is enabled, you can use it to load cartridges into the library. On the Home screen, tap Open
Mailslot, open the magazine access door, and then pull the mailslot out.
Using Bulk Loading Magazines
1. Extend one of the magazines from the library.
a. From the OCP or RMI, select the module and then select Open Magazine.
b. Open the magazine access door.
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2. Load the tape cartridges into the magazine starting with the back of the magazine. Push the
magazine in the library as each bin is filled.
3. Push the magazine handle slowly until the magazine release latch snaps into place. The magazine
locks into place.
4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 for each of the other magazines.
2.21
Verifying the Installation
Verify that the library has the current firmware revision. The library firmware revision is displayed in the
top left corner of the OCP and RMI screen.
If necessary, update the library firmware from the OCP or RMI Maintenance > Software Upgrades >
System Firmware screen.
After configuring the library, you can save the configuration settings to a USB flash drive from the OCP or
to a file on your computer from the RMI Configuration > Save/Restore screen. Having a backup of the
library configuration is helpful when recovering from a configuration error or if the library needs service.
2.22
Configuring Additional Features
The library has many features to customize it for your organization.
 Enabling the mailslot. See “Enabling or Disabling Mailslots”.
 Naming the library via the partitioning wizard. See “Configuring Library Partitions”.
 Partitioning the library. See “Configuring Library Partitions”.
 Enabling and configuring SNMP network management. See “Configuring SNMP”.
 Setting up email event notification. See “Configuring Event Notification Parameters”
3
Operating the Library
The library provides two main interfaces:
 Operator control panel (OCP) — With the OCP, you can monitor, configure, and control the library
from the front panel.
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 Remote management interface (RMI) — With the RMI, you can monitor, configure, and control the
library from a web browser. The RMI hosts a dedicated, protected Internet site that displays a
graphical representation of the library.
The OCP and RMI are similar in design and functionality.
Status Icons
The green Status OK icon indicates that the library is fully operational and that no user interaction is
required
The blue exclamation point Status Warning icon indicates that user attention is necessary, but that the
device can still perform most operations.
The red X Status Error icon indicates that user intervention is required and that the device is not capable
of performing some operations.
3.1
Using the OCP
The OCP has a power button, an LCD touch screen, and five LEDs. With the OCP you can monitor,
configure, and operate most library functions from the library front panel. To navigate the OCP, tap on the
LCD touch screen.
Front Panel LED Indicators
Module ID
Blue when activated. The unit identification (UID) LEDs are controlled by the user through the
OCP and RMI Maintenance > UID LED Control screen. The UIDs on the OCP and back panel
UID are activated and deactivated together. The UIDs are helpful for locating the library in a data
center.
Ready
Green, steady when power is on, blinking with tape Ready drive or library robotic activity
Clean
Amber when a tape drive cleaning operation is recommended.
Attention
Amber if the library has detected a condition for which user attention is necessary, but that the
library can still perform most operations.
Error
Amber if an unrecoverable tape drive or library error occurs. A corresponding error message is
displayed on the LCD screen. User intervention is required; the library is not capable of
performing some operations.
3.2
Using the RMI
With the RMI, you can monitor, configure, and operate most library functions from a web browser.
When possible, it is recommended that the RMI be used as the primary library interface because the web
interface provides access to additional features, includes online help, and is easier to use. However, the
RMI is not required to use the product, except to configure advanced features, such as SNMP, IPv6,
encryption, and partitions.
with the OCP. This can be done with the Initial Configuration Wizard. See “Using the Initial
Configuration Wizard”.
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To start the RMI, open the latest version of a supported HTML browser and enter the IP address of the
library in the browser’s address bar. Supported browsers include Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and
Safari.
TIP
3.3
Check the online help in the RMI for additional information. The help pages are
updated with firmware updates and often contain up-to-date technical details that
might not be contained in this document. To access RMI help, click the ? icon on
the right side of the RMI top banner.
Logging into the Library
To login to the library:
1. OCP: If the OCP screen saver is on, tap the screen.
RMI: Open a supported web browser and enter the IP address of the library in the browser’s address
bar.
2. Select the User.
3. If required, enter the Password.
4. Click Login.
The user levels are:
 User – No password is required (leave the Password blank unless the user password has been set).
The user account provides access to status information, but not configuration, maintenance or
operation functions.
 Administrator – The administrator password is required to login as the administrator user. The same
administrator password is used for the RMI and OCP. There is not a default administrator password;
the administrator password must be set with the OCP before administrator functions can be used with
the RMI.
The administrator user has access to all functionality except for the log configuration and Service
features.
 Service – Access to this user is by Service personnel only. The service password is set at the
factory. The same service password is used for the RMI and OCP. Both the administrator and service
passwords are required for a service person to enter the service area.
TIP
By default, the administrator password is unset; all of the digits are null. You must
set the administrator password from the OCP to protect the administrator functions
on the OCP and access the administrator functions on the RMI.
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Get help
The actiLib Kodiak 6807 Scalable Tape Library User and Service Guide provided with your unit will give
you more details

how to install, configure and use your Tape libraray

to Specifications of your interest
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