Installation and User Manual

Installation and User Manual
TANDBERG DATA
StorageLoaderTM
INSTALLATION AND USER MANUAL
TANDBERG DATA ASA
P.O. Box 134 Kjelsås
N-0411 OSLO, NORWAY
Phone + 47 22 18 90 90
Telefax + 47 22 18 95 50
© Tandberg Data ASA
Part No. 433061-02
June
2005
Related publications available from Tandberg Data ASA:
Part No.
Title
432980
Tandberg Data StorageLoader SCSI Interface Functional
Specifications.
433060
Tandberg Data StorageLoader Quick Installation Guide
This publication may describe designs for which patents are granted or pending. By publishing this
information, Tandberg Data ASA conveys no license under any patent or any other rights.
Every effort has been made to avoid errors in text and diagrams. However, Tandberg Data ASA
assumes no responsibility for any errors, which may appear in this publication.
It is the policy of Tandberg Data ASA to improve products as new techniques and components
become available. Tandberg Data ASA therefore reserves the right to change specifications at any
time.
We would appreciate any comments on this publication.
Table of Contents
1. About This Manual...................................................................................... 1
2. General Information.................................................................................... 3
2.1
2.2
Models............................................................................................ 4
2.1.1 Capacity ............................................................................. 4
2.1.2 Data Transfer Rates ........................................................... 4
Product Description........................................................................ 5
2.2.1 Front Panel ........................................................................ 5
2.2.2 Internal Components .......................................................... 6
2.2.3 Rear Panel.......................................................................... 8
3. Installation.................................................................................................. 11
3.1
Performing the Installation........................................................... 11
4. Operation and Configuration ................................................................... 21
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
4.8
4.9
System Power-On......................................................................... 21
Front Panel Display Modes .......................................................... 23
4.2.1 Menus ............................................................................... 24
4.2.2 Dialogs ............................................................................. 26
4.2.3 Messages .......................................................................... 27
4.2.4 Status and Information ..................................................... 28
Main Menu ................................................................................... 29
Setup Menu .................................................................................. 30
4.4.1 StorageLoader setup ........................................................ 30
4.4.2 SCSI Setup ........................................................................ 30
4.4.3 Remote Management setup............................................... 31
View Data Menu .......................................................................... 31
4.5.1 StorageLoader Info .......................................................... 32
4.5.2 Drive Info ......................................................................... 33
4.5.3 Remote Management Info................................................. 33
4.5.4 Statistics ........................................................................... 33
Utilities Menu............................................................................... 34
4.6.1 The Maintenance Menus .................................................. 34
4.6.2 The Diagnostics Menu...................................................... 34
4.6.3 Set Password .................................................................... 35
Cartridge Handling....................................................................... 35
4.7.1 Cartridge Slot Numbers ................................................... 35
4.7.2 Moving Cartridges to and from the Drive........................ 35
Magazine Handling ...................................................................... 36
4.8.1 Removing the Magazine from the Unit............................. 36
4.8.2 Inserting Cartridges into the Magazine ........................... 38
4.8.3 Removing Cartridges from the Magazine ........................ 38
4.8.4 Inserting a Magazine into the Unit .................................. 39
4.8.5 Manual/Emergency Release of Magazines ...................... 39
Standby Functionality .................................................................. 40
5. Remote Management................................................................................. 43
5.1
Remote management configuration ............................................. 43
5.1.1 Quick start guide .............................................................. 43
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5.1.2 Enabling the RMI without rebooting ................................43
Remote management web pages ...................................................44
5.2.1 Information Boxes .............................................................44
5.2.2 StorageLoader Start Page.................................................45
5.2.3 Status Page........................................................................46
5.2.4 Settings Pages ...................................................................47
5.2.5 Command Page .................................................................47
5.2.6 Maintenance Pages ...........................................................48
6. Maintenance ................................................................................................51
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4
6.5
Using the Cleaning Cartridge........................................................51
6.1.1 Running an Installed Cleaning Cartridge.........................51
6.1.2 Removing the Cleaning Cartridge ....................................52
Installing Firmware Upgrades.......................................................52
6.2.1 Firmware Upgrade via SCSI.............................................52
6.2.2 Possible Upgrade Problems..............................................54
Embedded Diagnostics..................................................................54
Reinstalling the Transport Lock....................................................54
6.4.1 Transport Lock Installation Procedure.............................54
Field Replaceable Units (FRUs) ...................................................55
6.5.1 FRU Drive Tray Assy DLT VS160 SCSI ...........................55
6.5.2 FRU Drive Tray Assy 420LTO..........................................58
6.5.3 FRU Power Supply............................................................60
6.5.4 FRU Fan............................................................................61
6.5.5 FRU Magazine ..................................................................62
6.5.6 FRU Filter.........................................................................63
7. Troubleshooting ..........................................................................................65
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
7.5
How to take memory dumps .........................................................65
“Dead” StorageLoader ..................................................................65
Bar code reader failure ..................................................................65
The Error Screen ..........................................................................66
Error Codes ...................................................................................68
Appendix A
A.1
A.2
A.3
A.4
A.5
A.6
A.7
A.8
Mechanical Dimensions and Weight ............................................69
Power Requirements .....................................................................70
Vibration Specifications................................................................71
Mechanical Shock Specifications .................................................72
Drop...............................................................................................72
Climatic Specifications .................................................................73
Noise Specification .......................................................................73
Product Reliability ........................................................................73
Appendix B
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– Specifications .......................................................................69
– Spare parts/Accessories ......................................................75
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Table of Figures
Figure 2.1 Overview of Tandberg Data StorageLoader 1U ............................3
Figure 2.2 Front panel of the StorageLoader ..................................................5
Figure 2.3 Internal components of the StorageLoader....................................7
Figure 2.4 Cartridge magazines ......................................................................8
Figure 2.5 Rear panel of the StorageLoader ...................................................8
Figure 3.1 Rack Mounting kit .......................................................................13
Figure 3.2 Rack mount rail............................................................................14
Figure 3.3 Mounting the Rack mounting kit to a rack ..................................15
Figure 3.4 Rack mounting kit mounted in rack.............................................15
Figure 3.5 Slide the StorageLoader in from the front ...................................16
Figure 3.6 Fasten the front of the StorageLoader to the rack........................16
Figure 3.7 Fasten the rear of the StorageLoader to the rails. ........................16
Figure 3.8 Power switch, fuse holder and power cord connection ...............17
Figure 3.9 Magazine lock marked with red plastic tab .................................17
Figure 3.10 SCSI cable and SCSI terminator connection .............................19
Figure 3.11 Positioning of bar code label for LTO cartridges. .....................20
Figure 3.12 Positioning of bar code label for DLT cartridges. .....................20
Figure 4.1 Power-on Screen ..........................................................................21
Figure 4.2 Snapshot while running Inventory...............................................21
Figure 4.3 The Default screen .......................................................................22
Figure 4.4 Standard Menu Layout ................................................................24
Figure 4.5 The Complete Menu Tree ............................................................25
Figure 4.6 Standard Dialog Layout. ..............................................................26
Figure 4.7 Dialog layout, entering discrete values........................................26
Figure 4.8 Slot dialog layout.........................................................................27
Figure 4.9 Predefined options, showed one at the time. ...............................27
Figure 4.10 A default screen. ........................................................................28
Figure 4.11 Load to Drive .............................................................................35
Figure 4.12 Load to Drive .............................................................................36
Figure 4.13 Empty Drive Message................................................................36
Figure 4.14 Removing magazine ..................................................................37
Figure 4.15 Magazine eject ...........................................................................37
Figure 4.16 Removing the magazine from the loader...................................38
Figure 4.17 Gently push the cartridge into the magazine slot.......................38
Figure 4.18 Push the release knob towards the cartridge to eject .................39
Figure 4.19 Cartridge position after manual release from magazine slot .....39
Figure 4.20 Push magazine until it clicks into place.....................................39
Figure 4.21 Pointing out hole used to insert release tool ..............................40
Figure 4.22 Magazine release tool in use......................................................40
Figure 5.1 Navigation Menu .........................................................................44
Figure 5.2 Remote Management Start Page..................................................45
Figure 5.3 Remote Management Status Page................................................46
Figure 5.4 Remote Management Command Page.........................................48
Figure 6.1 Transport lock marked with red plastic tab ................................54
Figure 6.2 Field Replaceable Units...............................................................55
Figure 6.3 Replacing the tape drive ..............................................................56
Figure 6.4 Rear of the tape drive...................................................................56
Figure 6.5 Releasing the tape drive..............................................................57
Figure 6.6 Guide cartridge mounting ............................................................57
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Figure 6.7 Correct position of Guide cartridge mounting.............................58
Figure 6.8 Replacing the tape drive ..............................................................58
Figure 6.9 Rear of the tape drive...................................................................59
Figure 6.10 Releasing the tape drive.............................................................59
Figure 6.11 Exchanging a defective power supply .......................................60
Figure 6.12 Removing the fixing screw........................................................60
Figure 6.13 Fan power ..................................................................................61
Figure 6.14 Removing the back panel cover plate........................................61
Figure 6.15 Removing the fan.......................................................................62
Figure 6.16 Notch in chassis for fan cable....................................................62
Figure 6.17 Replacing dust filter...................................................................63
Figure 7.1 Error Code Page...........................................................................66
Figure 7.2 Example of detailed information .................................................66
Figure 7.3 Example of further detailed information .....................................66
Figure 7.4 Example of action ........................................................................67
Figure 7.5 Warning message concerning reboot...........................................67
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Table of Tables
Table 2-1
Table 2-2
Table 4-1
Table 4-2
Data Storage Capacity..........................................................4
Data Transfer Rates..............................................................4
Robot Operation Status......................................................22
Drive Operation Status ......................................................23
Table A - 1
Table A - 2
Table A - 3
Table A - 4
Table A - 5
Table A - 6
Table A - 7
Table A - 8
Table A – 9
Table A – 10
StorageLoader Mechanical Dimensions and Weight .........69
StorageLoader Power Requirements..................................70
StorageLoader sine sweep levels .......................................71
StorageLoader random vibration levels .............................71
StorageLoader mechanical shock levels ............................72
StorageLoader drop test .....................................................72
StorageLoader temperature specification...........................73
StorageLoader humidity specification ...............................73
StorageLoader altitude specification..................................73
StorageLoader noise specification .....................................73
Table B - 1
List of spare parts and accessories .....................................75
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1. About This Manual
This manual describes how to install and use the Tandberg Data StorageLoader for
420LTO and DLT VS160 tape drives. It is intended for use by anyone who would
install, use and maintain the device.
Chapter 2:
General Information
StorageLoader.
gives
a
product
description
of
the
Chapter 3:
Installation describes how to install the device.
Chapter 4:
Operating and Configuration describes how to use the local interface,
how to configures the device, and how to handle the cartridges and
magazines.
Chapter 5:
Remote Management describes the functionality of the Remote
Management via the Ethernet.
Chapter 6:
Maintenance describes cleaning and upgrading procedures, and how
to prepare the StorageLoader for shipping.
Chapter 7:
Troubleshooting lists possible areas to investigate if you are having
problems with the StorageLoader.
Appendix A: Specifications lists the specification data for the Tandberg Data
StorageLoader 1U.
Appendix B: Spare parts and Accessories lists all accessories and spare parts with
part number.
Related Publications
•
Tandberg Data StorageLoader, SCSI Interface Functional Specifications
(432980) provides the SCSI interface specification for the Tandberg Data
StorageLoader.
•
Tandberg Data DLT VS160 Tape Drive Reference Manual (432679)
provides a description of the tape drive built into the DLT version of the
Tandberg Data StorageLoader.
•
Tandberg 420LTO Installation and user manual (433280) provides a
description of the drive built into the LTO version of the Tandberg Data
StorageLoader.
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2. General Information
Tandberg Data StorageLoader is a compact tape cartridge loader designed for
secure, reliable, unattended system backup. The loader can be mounted in a 19” rack
or used as a tabletop unit. Its height is 1U.
The loader is equipped with a DLT VS160 or a 420LTO tape drive, and has room
for 8 cartridges in two 4-cartridge magazines.
Figure 2.1 Overview of Tandberg Data StorageLoader 1U
The entire system is under host control via an industry-standard SCSI interface. Its
robotic tape handling is both rugged and simple for utmost reliability
The key features of the StorageLoader include:
•
Two removable cartridge magazines, each with space for four cartridges
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Optional Integrated Bar Code Reader
•
Magazine release under system control
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Low Voltage Differential (LVD) / Single-Ended (SE) SCSI Interface
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On-board Diagnostics
•
Remote management
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Operators interface with front panel display and four control buttons
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Standby functionality
•
Replaceable dust filters
•
Tape drive, magazines, power supply and fans are Field Replaceable Units
(FRUs)
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*** IMPORTANT ***
Review the READ ME FIRST caution at the beginning of
Chapter. 3 before you power up the unit for the first time.
2.1 Models
For additional specification information for this model, refer to Appendix A.
2.1.1 Capacity
StorageLoader Model Cartridge
Capacity
(Native)
Cartridge
Capacity
(Comp 2:1)
Magazine
Capacity
(Native)
Magazine
Capacity
(Comp 2:1)
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StorageLoader 1U
LTO2
200GB
400GB
1.6TB
3.2TB
Tandberg Data
StorageLoader 1U
DLTVS160
80GB
160GB
640GB
1.28TB
Table 2-1
Data Storage Capacity
2.1.2 Data Transfer Rates
StorageLoader Model
Maximum Sustained
Rate, Native
Maximum Sustained
Rate, Compressed
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LTO2
24MB/s
86.4GB/hr
48MB/s
172.8GB/hr
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DLTVS160
8MB/s
28.8GB/hr
16MB/s
57.6GB/hr
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2.2 Product Description
The StorageLoader has several features designed to increase the ease of use and
utility of the product, such as:
•
Two removable magazines allow for easy management of data sets or
archival storage. For the StorageLoader each magazine has room for four
cartridges.
•
A menu-driven operator control panel interface with backlit LCD provides
easy control for configuration and diagnostic activities.
•
An Ethernet connection allows for management by an operator with a
standard web browser on a remote computer. The remote operator can do
most of the operations that can be done through the front panel, such as
monitoring the loader’s status and downloading statistical and diagnostic
information.
For information on the installed tape drive; see the tape drive manuals referred to in
chapter 1.
2.2.1 Front Panel
The Front Panel includes the User Control Panel with LCD display, four Control
Buttons, two LED indicators and a Standby switch. The bezels of the two magazines
are also visible from the front.
Magazine LED
front
indicator
bezel
s
Standby
switch
LCD
Control
display buttons
Magazine
front
bezel
Figure 2.2 Front panel of the StorageLoader
LCD – liquid crystal display
The display is a backlit 122 x 32, dot-matrix graphical display that can show four
lines of 20 characters.
In various modes of operation, the display panel screens and control buttons allow
you to do the following:
•
Enter settings for StorageLoader configuration
•
Issue operational commands
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View StorageLoader status and information
•
Test StorageLoader functionality
Control Buttons
The labels for the four control buttons are displayed in the corners of the LCD. All
buttons have “soft labeling” for different modes of operation (i.e., the functions and
labels of the buttons change during different activities). The actual soft label for
each button for any activity is always visible on the display.
LED Indicators
The two LED indicators are green and amber. They indicate the StorageLoader
activity as follows:
•
Green LED on: The StorageLoader is either running or ready for operation.
•
Green LED blinking: Short blinks followed by long intervals indicate that
the loader is in low power standby mode.
•
Amber LED on: Fault LED, the StorageLoader has encountered an electrical
or mechanical failure.
•
Both LED’s off: The StorageLoader is offline. This is the case while the
loader is initializing, after power-on, and when a magazine is removed.
Standby Switch
A switch on the front panel provides a Loader Standby. If the switch is pushed when
the loader is active, the loader will complete the current operation and go off line
and enter standby mode, see more details in chapter 4.9, Standby Functionality.
Magazine Front Bezel
The front bezel of the magazines is visible from the front. All magazine handling is
described in detail in chapter 4.8, Magazine Handling.
2.2.2 Internal Components
The StorageLoader features the main internal components shown in the figure
below.
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Drive
Slot 4
Slot 3
Slot 2
Slot 1
Power Supply
Cartridges
Slot 8
Robotics
module
Slot 7
Slot 6
Left magazine
Slot 5
Front panel
Right magazine
Figure 2.3 Internal components of the StorageLoader
Tape Drive
The StorageLoader is equipped with one tape drive, which is located in the centre at
the back of the loader. The drive is a field-replaceable unit (FRU) that can be
removed/replaced while the loader is mounted in a rack. See section 6.5.1, FRU
Drive Tray Assy DLT VS160 SCSI and section 6.5.2, FRU Drive Tray Assy
420LTO.
Robotics Module
The robotic cartridge handling mechanism moves cartridges between the cartridge
slots in the two magazines and the tape drive.
Optional Barcode Reader
A barcode reader is an optional part. When mounted, it is integrated in the Robotics
Module. Please note that StorageLoader specific bar code labels need to be used to
achieve correct operation of the bar code reader.
Cartridge Magazines
There are two removable magazines (FRUs), each holding four tape cartridges, see
figure 2.4. The magazine includes design features to ensure that cartridges are
always inserted correctly and stay securely seated. All magazine handling is
described in detail in section 4.8, Magazine Handling.
The Cartridge Slots in the magazines are numbered as shown in figure 2.3
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Figure 2.4 Cartridge magazines
Power Supply
The power supply regulates the electrical power supplied to the device. It is easily
removable (FRU) for quick field service; see section 6.5.3, FRU Power Supply.
2.2.3 Rear Panel
The figure below shows the rear panel of the StorageLoader.
Power Fuse
switch
Power
Fan
cord
connection
Back panel
cover plate
Fan
SCSI
connector
s
Etherne
t port
Figure 2.5 Rear panel of the StorageLoader
Two Integrated Cooling Fans
The rear panel contains two forced-air cooling fans, which draw air inward through
the front and expel it out in the back. The fans will start whenever the drive is
operating or when the internal temperature in the StorageLoader gets too high. The
cooling fans are field replaceable units, see section 6.5.4, FRU Fan.
Main Power Switch/ Fuse/Power cord connection
The main power switch is found on the rear of the loader on the power supply
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bracket. The power switch, the fuse holder (with a 250V 2A (H) fuse) and the AC
power cord connection are combined in one common unit.
SCSI Interface Connectors
The StorageLoader has two shielded 68-pin VHDCI SCSI connectors on the rear
panel. The connectors are used for connecting the tape drive and the StorageLoader
to a SCSI bus. These connectors can link to the following:
•
A shielded male VHDCI SCSI cable
•
A shielded male VHDCI SCSI terminator.
Ethernet Port
This port is for the Remote Management system and allows you to connect the
StorageLoader to a 10/100 BaseT Ethernet network.
Back Panel Cover Plate
Removing the Back Panel Cover Plate gives you access to all the field-replaceable
units located at the back of the StorageLoader.
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3. Installation
This chapter provides step-by-step instructions on how to properly prepare and
install the Tandberg Data StorageLoader.
READ ME FIRST
CAUTION! !
YOU MUST REMOVE THE
ROBOT TRANSPORT LOCK
WHEN POWERING UP THE UNIT FOR THE FIRST TIME
OR IT WILL NOT OPERATE.
SEE THE PROCEDURE ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES.
3.1 Performing the Installation
To install the StorageLoader, complete the following steps.
Step 1. Unpacking the StorageLoader
Carefully unpack the unit from the shipping container. Save the container and
packing materials in case you need to transport the StorageLoader in the future. The
packaging is specifically designed for the loader to ensure it is not damaged during
transportation.
Review the contents of the shipping container to be sure that all parts were included
in the shipment. A standard package for the StorageLoader consists of the following
items:
•
A factory-assembled
magazines.
•
A Standard Accessory Kit containing:
StorageLoader
unit
containing
two
cartridge
- 1 The Tandberg Data StorageLoader CD containing all manuals
- 1 Printed copy of the Quick Installation Guide
- 1 Warranty/Registration Card
- Rack Mount Hardware Kit
- 2 Line Power Cords: one for USA/Japan and one for European
power outlets
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- 1 VHDCI SCSI Interface Cable
- 1 68-pin VHDCI LVD/SE SCSI Terminator.
- 1 Ethernet cable
- Tool for Emergency Magazine Release
- 30 StorageLoader specific Bar code labels
There will be variations of this list. Please refer to your Quick Installation guide
shipped with the StorageLoader.
Note: The StorageLoader contains no cartridges before shipment.
Step 2. Installing the StorageLoader in a Rack
The StorageLoader 1U is designed for use in 19” rack system using 1U of rack
space. The length of the power cord and the SCSI cable may restrict the placement.
Attention: The StorageLoader is designed to operate in a horizontal position. Do
not attempt to operate the StorageLoader in any other position than horizontally.
Also make sure that:
•
The airflow around the front and back of the StorageLoader is not
obstructed.
•
There is a minimum of 60cm free space in front of the unit to allow the
operator to safely remove the magazines.
•
The display and operator controls are easily accessed.
•
The StorageLoader is away from the floor , and in a clean environment with
temperature within specification, see Appendix A.
The Rack Mounting Kit includes the following items:
•
Rail Left Assembly
•
Rail Right Assembly
•
Screw M6x12 (6 pieces)
•
Screw M5x8 (2 pieces)
Recommended mounting tools:
12
•
Folding rule or tape measure
•
Screwdriver
•
7 mm open-end wrench
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Note: The rails are mounted to the loader during transportation. Before mounting
the rails into the rack, dismount the rails from the loader and remove the spacers
between the rails and the loader.
Back
Rail Right Assembly
Rail Left Assembly
Front
Figure 3.1 Rack Mounting kit
Installing the Rack Mounting Kit
•
Determine the proper position of the rails in the rack.
Caution: Consider rack stability when deciding where to place the StorageLoader,
hazardous conditions can be the result of uneven mechanical loading of a rack.
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StorageLoader 1U uses 1U of vertical
rack space. The rails must be installed
in a full U position (The bottom of the
rails must be aligned with the bottom
of a U), see figure 3.2.
Figure 3.2 Rack mount rail
Installing the “Rail Left Assembly”
1. Measure the length between the rear rack mount rails and the front rack
mount rails. If the measurement is shorter than the StorageLoader, move the
two sets of screws M4x12, washers and nuts shown in Figure 3.3.
2. Adjust the “Rail Left Assembly” to fit the measurement in step 1.
3. Use a 7 mm open-end wrench together with the screwdriver to tighten the
two M4x12 screws to fix the rail length.
Note: Using more than two screws will increase the stability of the Rack
Mounting Kit.
4. Place the “Rail Left Assembly” on the left side of the rack, between the rear
rack mount rail and the front rack mount rail.
5. Mount the “Rail Left Assembly” at desired height using one M6x12 screw in
front (upper hole in rail only) and two M6x12 screws at the backside. See
figure 3.4.
Installing the “Rail Right Assembly”
Follow the instruction for left side only using the “Rail Right Assembly” on the
right side of the rack.
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Use these holes
if rack depth is
equal or longer
than the
StorageLoader
Rear Rack
Mount Rail
Step 5
(Screw
M6x12)
Step 1
Holes to be
used if rack
depth is shorter
than the
StorageLoader
Step 1
Front Rack Mount Rail
Step 3
(Screw M4x12,
nut and washer)
Step 2
Step 5
(Screw M6x12)
Figure 3.3 Mounting the Rack mounting kit to a rack
Figure 3.4
description:
shows
step
5
in
the
Rack mounting kit mounted in rack with
one screw M6x12 in upper hole on both
left and right side.
On the rear side two screws must be
used on both left and right side.
Totally six screws are used to install the
“rack mounting kit” to the rack.
Figure 3.4 Rack mounting kit
mounted in rack
Mounting the StorageLoader to the Rack
Make sure that all the screws in the Rack Mounting Kit are tightened properly
before installing the StorageLoader in the rack.
Slide the StorageLoader on the rails from the front of the rack, as shown in figure
3.5. Then fix the StorageLoader using one M6x12 screw in front of the rack on both
left and right side (see figure 3.6) and one M5x8 on the backside of the Rack
Mounting Kit on both left and right side (see figure 3.7).
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Figure 3.5 Slide the StorageLoader in
from the front
Figure 3.6 Fasten the front of the
StorageLoader to the rack
Use one M5x8 screw on both left
and right side (M5-thread) to
fasten the StorageLoader to the
rails’ backside.
Figure 3.7 Fasten the rear of the StorageLoader to the rails.
How to dismount the StorageLoader from the rack
Make sure that you have disconnected all the cables before you start dismounting
the StorageLoader from the rack.
Unscrew the M5x8 screws at the back of the rack mounting kit. (See figure 3.7)
Unscrew the M6x12 screw at the front of the rack. Note that you only unscrew the
lowest screw. (See figures 3.5 and 3.6)
Slide the StorageLoader gently out of the rack. Note that the StorageLoader’s weight
is 14.6kg!
Step 3. Connecting Power Cable
Before connecting the StorageLoader to your host computer system you should run
the self-diagnostic of the unit. This preparation requires power to the StorageLoader.
Go through the following steps to perform this test:
1. Use the power cables from the accessories included in the shipment. Make
sure you select the power cord suited for your power system.
2. Plug the power cable into the rear of the StorageLoader (see figure 3.8). Plug
the other end of the cable into a properly grounded electrical outlet.
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Note: Reliable earthing depends on earthing in the AC electrical outlet, in which the
StorageLoader’s power cable is connected. Adding the StorageLoader to an existing
rack installation can cause a leaking current fault condition because of the
summation of the leaking currents. For security, a 250V 2A (H) fuse is located near
the power switch.
3. Turn on the StorageLoader by
switching the Power Switch to
“1”.
If the transport lock is present the
loader will detect this and
instruct the user to remove it, see
next step.
Figure 3.8 Power switch, fuse holder
and power cord connection
Step 4. Removing the Transport Lock
The robot mechanism is
protected from damage
during shipment with a
screw holding the robotics
in a locked position.
This locking screw is
marked with a red plastic
tab protruding between the
right magazine and the
front panel assembly.
This locking screw must
be removed before the
StorageLoader
can
operate normally.
Figure 3.9 Magazine lock marked with red plastic tab
The locking screw will be detected when the StorageLoader is powered on. The
display will show a message indicating the locking screw has been detected. The
display will instruct the user to remove the magazine to gain access to the locking
screw. Remove the screw and reinsert the magazine. The loader will now continue
its power on sequence, see next step.
For manual/emergency release of the magazine, see section 4.8.5.
Note: Keep the screw in a safe place. You will need it to lock the robot if you need
to return your StorageLoader to the supplier for service or repair.
Important: The warranty does not cover damage to the loader, shipped without the
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locking screw properly installed. See section 6.4, Reinstalling the Transport Lock ,
on how to re-install the transport lock.
Step 5. Running Power-On Selftest
After the transport lock is removed, the loader will continue running it’s power-on
selftest and doing an inventory of its cartridges.
The word Idle and the cartridge map will appear on the default display screen. If the
self-diagnostics and the inventory sequence are successfully completed, the green
LED will illuminate. The StorageLoader is now ready to be installed in the system.
If a problem occurs during the power-on sequence, the StorageLoader will display
an error message on the display. Refer to chapter 7, Troubleshooting, to learn the
procedures for resolving the problem.
Step 6. Setting the SCSI Address
The SCSI address is a unique address that identifies the unit connected to the SCSI
bus. The StorageLoader uses two SCSI addresses or Id’s. One is for the loader
robotics controller and the other is for the tape drive. The SCSI addresses can be
configured through the operator buttons and the display on the front panel. In most
cases the default addresses can be used. The default SCSI address for the
StorageLoader robotics is 4 and the tape drive has SCSI address set to 5.
To set the SCSI addresses for the StorageLoader and the built in tape drive, refer to
section 4.4.2, SCSI Setup for more information. You may also wish to reserve a
magazine slot for a cleaning cartridge, and set a security password at this time. Once
some settings are changed, the StorageLoader and the drive may, if required,
automatically reboot.
Step 7. Connecting the SCSI Bus Cable
Guidelines before connecting the SCSI cable:
A) Before the SCSI bus cable is connected to the StorageLoader, turn the
StorageLoader power switch off.
B) Make sure that your host system is in a state were a new SCSI device can be
safely connected to the SCSI bus.
C) Do not exceed SCSI bus length restrictions.
1. Add the length of all external and internal SCSI cables on the bus
2. Add 80 cm (31.5 inch) for the internal cable length in the StorageLoader.
3. The maximum allowed length of an LVD SCSI bus is 12 m (39 ft) if the
number of SCSI devices exceeds two.
4. For an SE SCSI bus, be very careful regarding bus length. The normal
combination has a SE bus transfer speed of 160 Mbyte/s with a maximum
bus length of 3 m (9.8ft) and up to 4 SCSI devices connected. If your SE
system operates with a different transfer speed or have more than 4 SCSI
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devices, we refer to the actual SCSI standard for complete bus length
restrictions.
D) Before the StorageLoader is powered on and the system is restarted, make
sure that the SCSI bus is properly terminated. If the StorageLoader
terminates the SCSI bus, it is recommended to connect the terminator from
the accessory kit box on the lower SCSI connector on the back plane. See
figure 3.10.
To connect the SCSI bus cable:
1. On the rear of the StorageLoader, attach the device connector of the SCSI
cable to the upper SCSI connector, see figure 3.10.
2. Secure the cable with the thumbscrews on the connector.
3. Connect the other end of the SCSI cable to the appropriate SCSI adapter on
your system and fasten it with the thumbscrews.
4. If the StorageLoader is the last device on the SCSI bus, install a SCSI bus
terminator to the free SCSI connector on the StorageLoader. Make sure that
the terminator is of the correct type for your SCSI system.
5. It is possible to daisy chain several SCSI devices on the SCSI bus. If you do,
the terminator must be connected to the last device on the bus. Note that
there are limitations to the SCSI cable length.
Figure 3.10 SCSI cable and SCSI terminator connection
Step 8. Connecting the Ethernet Connector
To connect the StorageLoader to the Ethernet, use the provided cable from the
accessory kit box.
1. Insert one end of the cable into the StorageLoader Ethernet port. Push until it
snaps into place. The open port in figure 3.10 is for Ethernet connection.
2. Connect the other end to a normal 10/100 BaseT Ethernet outlet.
The Ethernet-based Remote management system is described in chapter 5, Remote
Management.
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Step 9. Restarting Your System
It is recommended that all external SCSI devices, including the StorageLoader are
powered on before the computer system is re-started. After restarting your system,
including the StorageLoader, the StorageLoader will run a power up Self-test (like
in step 5 above). When the display reports that the StorageLoader is in the “Idle“
state and the green LED is on, the StorageLoader is ready for further configuration
and operation (described in chapter 4, Operation and Configuration).
Note: The tape drive needs up to 40 seconds from power on until it’s active on the
SCSI bus. It is recommended to turn on the power at least 40 seconds before the
computer system is started.
Step 10. BCR: Labeling of cartridges
If your loader is equipped with a bar code reader and you want to use this
functionality, you need to attach bar code labels to the cartridges.
Note: You need to use StorageLoader specific bar code labels to ensure reliable
functionality of the bar code reader. The bar code labels for LTO and DLT
cartridges differ.
Cartridge labels must be oriented on the cartridges as shown in the figures below for
LTO cartridges and DLT cartridges respectively.
Figure 3.11 Positioning of bar code label for LTO cartridges.
Figure 3.12 Positioning of bar code label for DLT cartridges.
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4. Operation and Configuration
The Local User Interface (LUI) consists of a small LCD panel capable of displaying
four lines of 20 characters each, and four control buttons, one near each corner of
the display. The buttons have soft labels in the corners of the display. The figure
below shows the power-on screen on the panel.
Figure 4.1 Power-on Screen
4.1 System Power-On
With mechanical installation and electrical connection complete, turn on the AC
power switch. At power-on, for the first few seconds, the unit performs a sequence
of diagnostic tests called Power-On Self Tests (POST). POST also includes a loop
back test of the robot cabling. As the tests are completed, the control panel displays
a sign-on message, see figure 4.1.
After successful completion of the POST sequence, the loader will respond to SCSI
selections. Then the system starts a series of initialization functions, a process that
consists of robot calibration operation and cartridge inventory of magazines and
drive. If a barcode reader is installed and enabled, the barcode labels on the
cartridges will be read when running inventory.
During these operations the loader will continuously show the map status on the
screen, see figure 4.2. The status of all magazine slots and the drive are initially
unknown, and a ‘?’ is displayed for each slot. As the robot searches the magazine
slots for cartridges during Inventory, the display is updated.
Cartridge
Inventory
Status
Taking Inventory
Map: ?????_ 7 _
Figure 4.2 Snapshot while running Inventory
Once the unit has completed the initialization processes, the Default screen, see
figure 4.3 appears and the loader is ready for SCSI commands.
The Map of the cartridges has the following symbols:
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1. A “?” when status is unknown and Inventory is still running.
2. A number indicates a slot occupied by a cartridge (figure 2.3 shows how the
cartridge slots are numbered in the magazines)
3. Underscore line indicates an empty slot
4. ‘C’ indicates that a Cleaning Cartridge occupies the slot.
The line below the map on the default screen gives the drive status. The drive status
displayed is drive dependent.
Robot operation status
Idle
Line 2
Menu button
Soft Label
Menu
Map: __ 3 _ 5 _ 7 _
Drive Empty
Line 3
Figure 4.3 The Default screen
The robot operation status has the following options:
1
Idle
The loader is idle
2
Fetching
The loader is moving a cartridge from a magazine slot or from
the drive to the robot.
3
Stowing
The loader is moving a cartridge from the robot to a magazine
slot or to the drive.
4
Moving
The loader is moving the robot.
Table 4-1 Robot Operation Statuses
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The Drive Status line (line 3) can show the following status:
1
Drive Empty
There is no cartridge in the drive
2
Drive Loaded
A Cartridge is Loaded.
3
Drive Idle
A Cartridge is loaded and the drive is ready
to use it
4
Drive Rewinding
The Drive is rewinding the tape
5
Drive Seeking
The drive is searching for specific data on
the tape
6
Drive Reading
The drive is reading data for transfer to a
host via the SCSI interface
7
Drive Writing
The drive is writing data received from a
host to the tape
8
Drive Erasing
The drive is erasing data from parts of or
the whole of the tape.
9
Drive Cleaning
A Cleaning Tape has been inserted in the
Drive and the drive is using it to clean the
relevant mechanical parts
10
Drive Loading
A tape has been inserted in the drive. The
drive is in the process of mechanically
loading it
11
Drive Unloading
The drive is in the process of mechanically
unloading the tape
12
Drive Update Ready
The Drive has completed an internal
update.
13
Drive Updating
The drive is in the process of an internal
FW update
14 Drive Calibrating
A data tape ha been inserted and loaded
into the drive. The drive is in the process of
measuring its physical properties.
Table 4-2 Drive Operation Statuses
4.2 Front Panel Display Modes
The front panel displays three types of screens for different purposes: the Menus, the
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Dialogs and the Messages.
4.2.1 Menus
The major contributor is the MENU. It is used to select operations to perform by
enabling the operator to navigate a menu tree using the control buttons.
Due to the size of the display, only one menu item is shown at a time. See figure 4.4
for a standard menu layout and figure 4.5 for a complete menu tree.
▲
EXIT
Menu Entry.
▼
SELECT
Figure 4.4 Standard Menu Layout
The two filled arrows on the left are used to show the next (down arrow) and
previous (up arrow) entries on the current menu level.
The Exit button on the right is used to ascend to the menu level above, while the
Select button is used to descend to the submenu designated by the Menu Text, or to
activate the function selected if the Menu Entry describes a function.
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Figure 4.5 The Complete Menu Tree
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4.2.2 Dialogs
A dialog is a screen type used to get detailed input from the operator, for example a
SCSI ID, a name or a password. See Figure 4.6.
▲
Ok
Main Dialog text
Dialog Entry value
4
▼
Figure 4.6 Standard Dialog Layout.
The dialogs come in several forms, but there are only a few main types.
Dialogs, Discrete Values
The dialog in Figure 4.7 is used to enter discrete values. It handles one character or
digit at a time. The digit or character being manipulated is said to be in focus. The
digit or character in focus is shown in inverse video. As the character map on the
screen used restricts the flexibility of the inverse display of the character, some
digits and characters may appear to be mutilated when inverted. For example, the
“0” digit appears as an open rectangle when inverted.
The Up and Down arrows on the left are used to increment (up arrow) or decrement
(down arrow) the value of the character or digit in focus. If increment is selected and
the value of the character of digit in focus is at its highest legal value, it wraps to its
lowest legal value and vice versa.
▲
Ok
Fixed IP address
00.000.000.000
4
▼
Figure 4.7 Dialog layout, entering discrete values
The Right arrow (on the right) is used to shift the focus one place to the right. If the
focus is already at the rightmost position, the focus wraps to the leftmost position.
The Ok button is used to accept the value displayed.
If the value was changed, the selected and original values will then be displayed as
messages. The operator may then accept or reject the change.
The discrete value type of dialog does a running check of the validity of what the
user enters, and changes it if needed.
Examples:
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above, the user is allowed to select values between “0” and “9” as the
next two digits. (The maximum value allowed in this dialog is “255”
within each group.) If, however, “2” is selected, only values between
“0” and ”5” are available in the second digit. If a value between “0”
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and “4” is selected for the second digit, “0” to “9” is available for the
third, but if “5” is selected for the second digit, only “0” to “5” is
available for the third one.
Or
the user selects the value “199” in one group in the above dialog,
then presses the “Next Digit” button until the “1” in “199” is
selected, and increments it to “2,” so the group shows “299.” Since
this is an illegal value, when the user selects the “Next Digit” or the
Ok to leave the group, the value is changed to “255” and the focus is
repositioned to the “2” in the first position of the group.
Dialogs, Predefined Options
The second form of dialog allows the operator to select between a predefined set of
options, which can be shown on-screen simultaneously, as when selecting a
magazine slot No, see Figure 4.8.
To select a cartridge and move it from a magazine slot to the drive or vice versa, a
slightly different dialog is used:
Ok
Cancel
Load to drive
From Slot: 135
3
4
Figure 4.8 Slot dialog layout.
Here, the right and left arrows select the digit to load from. Ok accepts the cartridge
selected, and Cancel aborts the operation.
Figure 4.9 shows the third form, where the operator can select predefined options
that can be shown only one at a time.
Ok
Cancel
Barcode scan
Enabled
3
4
Figure 4.9 Predefined options, showed one at the time.
Here, the user can scroll through a set of options one at a time by using the left and
right arrow buttons. Only one option is shown at a time. In the example above, the
user can select either “Enabled” or “Disabled” mode.
This kind of menu also has a Cancel function.
4.2.3 Messages
Messages may inform the operator about situations that arise during operation, like
error conditions and situations where a process requires operator approval or
intervention to continue.
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An example of the latter is when the Loader detects a wrong type of magazine. The
loader will eject that magazine and show the message “Left (or right) magazine is
the wrong type”. This message is removed by inserting a correct type magazine.
4.2.4 Status and Information
Some of the menus, dialogs and messages provide status and information in the form
of one or two word messages that appear within the display.
An example is the default screen shown in Figure 4.10. It has a navigation button
Menu, but it displays the cartridge map (Map: __3_5_7_ ) as the major menu text
and the robot’s and drive’s status (Idle, Empty).
Idle
Menu
Map: __ 3 _ 5 _ 7 _
Drive empty
Figure 4.10 A default screen.
Another example is the Message being displayed while a Diagnostics self-test is
running. This message shows the progress of the self-test in the form of a loop
counter, and also shows the robot status.
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4.3 Main Menu
The Main menu contains a set of frequently used functions and links to a set of sub
menus.
Item name
Description
Load to Drive
Loads a cartridge from a selected magazine slot into the drive.
When Select is pressed on this menu item, a magazine slot
selection dialog is displayed. The operator has to scroll to the
wanted slot and press Ok to start the operation. The progress of
the operation is displayed, and when the loader part of the
operation is completed, the main menu is displayed.
The loader must be idle to make this function selectable.
See chapter: To load a cartridge to the drive: for more details
Unload from
Drive
Unloads a cartridge from the drive and stores it in a selected
magazine slot. When Select is pressed on this menu item, a
magazine slot selection dialog is displayed. The operator has to
scroll to the wanted destination slot and press Ok to start the
operation. The progress of the operation is displayed, and when
the operation is completed, the main menu is displayed.
The loader must be idle to make this function selectable.
See chapter: To unload a cartridge from drive: for more details.
Eject Magazine
Ejects one or both of the two magazines. When Select is pressed
on this item, a magazine selection menu is displayed. The operator
has to choose left, right or both magazines and press Ok to start
the operation. The progress of the operation is displayed, and
when the operation is completed, a status informing the operator
that one or both magazines are not in place is displayed.
The loader must be idle to make this function selectable.
See chapter Magazine Handling for more details.
Setup
Selects the loader and drive setup functions. The loader must be
idle to make this function selectable.
See chapter Setup Menu for more details.
View Data
Selects the access to loader and drive system data. This is the only
menu entry which is selectable when the loader is not idle.
See chapter View Data Menu for more details.
Utilities
Selects a set of the loader and drive maintenance and diagnostic
functions. The loader must be idle to make this entry selectable.
See chapter Utilities Menu for more details.
The Main menu can be selected even if the loader is not in the idle state. While in
the main menu, the loader will accept and execute SCSI commands. When any of
the main menu entries except the View Data entry is selected, the loader will go to
it’s busy state and SCSI commands will be terminated with Check Condition and
Not Ready status.
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4.4 Setup Menu
To enter this menu, scroll to the Setup item in the Main Menu and press the Select
button. The loader enters the busy state when this menu is selected.
Item name
Description
StorageLoader setup
This menu item gives access to the StorageLoader setup
menu.
SCSI setup
This menu item gives access to the SCSI bus setup menu.
Both the StorageLoader and the Drive SCSI bus setup are
available here.
Remote
Management setup
This menu item gives access to the Remote Management
setup menu. It allows the operator to enable, disable and
configure the Loader Web interface.
4.4.1 StorageLoader setup
The number of selectable values for each StorageLoader setting are listed in the
following table.
*
Item name
Legal values.
Default value
Cleaning Slot
Legal Slot ID 1..8 or 0 = not
selected.
0 = not selected
Barcode scan*
Enabled, Disabled
Enabled
Audible Alarm
Enabled, Disabled
Disabled
Set Language
English
English
Can be enabled only if a barcode scanner is installed. The barcode of the cartridge in each
occupied magazine slot and in the drive (if any) will then be scanned during the Inventory
process.
4.4.2 SCSI Setup
The SCSI setup menu allows selection of SCSI addresses for both the Loader and its
internal drive. In addition, the SCSI bus Parity can be enabled or disabled. Because
of the SCSI protocol, the values selected will only take effect after the next Reset of
the Loader and Drive.
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Item name
Legal values.
Default value
Loader SCSI ID
Legal SCSI ID: 00..15
04
Drive SCSI ID
Legal SCSI ID: 00..15
05
Loader Parity
Enabled, Disabled
Disabled
Loader Personality
VS160 : AT1280-1R VS160
LTO : AT1280-1R VS160
AT3200-1R LTO2
StorageLoader
VS160 : AT1280-1R VS160
4.4.3 Remote Management setup
The Remote management setup menu allows enabling, configuration and access
control to the Loader via the Loader’s Remote Management Web interface. The
loader may either obtain an IP address, the network mask, and default gateway from
a DHCP server, or they can be set manually.
Item name
Legal values.
Default value
IP Address assignment
Static mode, DHCP mode
DHCP mode
Static IP address *
Legal IP address range:
000.000.000.000 to
255.255.255.255
255.255.255.255
Network mask *
Legal IP address range:
000.000.000.000 to
255.255.255.255
255.255.255.255
Default Gateway *
Legal IP address range:
000.000.000.000 to
255.255.255.255
255.255.255.255
Remote Management
access control
This menu gives access to dialogs that enables remote
management and remote FW upgrading of the Loader
(see table below).
* Used only while the IP address assignment is in Static mode.
4.4.3.1. Remote Management Access Control
Item name
Legal values.
Default value
Allow Remote
Management
Allowed, Not allowed
Allowed
Allow Remote FW
download
Allowed, Not allowed
Not allowed
4.5 View Data Menu
To enter this menu, scroll to the View Data item in the main menu and press the
Select button. The loader will remain in its ready state when this menu is selected.
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The View Data menu contains the values assigned during device setup (see Setup
Menu) but also statistical data related to the drive and the robotics. The view-only
fields display data that can be changed from the Setup menu only. If you select the
Change button and the robot is idle, a dialog appears where the value may be
changed. This requires entry of password if the Loader Password system is enabled.
Item name
Description
StorageLoader info
This menu item gives access to the StorageLoader view
menu.
SCSI info
This menu item gives access to the SCSI bus view menu.
Both the StorageLoader and the Drive SCSI bus parameters
are available here.
Remote
Management info
This menu gives access to the Selected IP addresses and
masks. This menu also shows the MAC address of the unit.
Statistics
This menu item gives access to the Loaders view menus
internal count and statistics values.
4.5.1 StorageLoader Info
An overview of the possible values for each StorageLoader setting is listed in the
following table.
Item name
Legal values.
Default value
Cleaning Slot
Defined cleaning slot,
Disabled
Disabled
Barcode Reader *
Enabled, Disabled
Enabled if installed, else
Disabled
Loader Serial No.
Loader Serial number.
---
Loader FW
revision
StorageLoader FW id and
revision
xx.yy
Loader Vendor ID
Current Inquiry Vendor Id
“TANDBERG”
Loader Product ID
Current HW/FW Product Id
AT1280-1R VS160 or
AT3200-1R LTO2
Loader SCSI ID
SCSI Id 0 to SCSI Id 15
SCSI ID = 4
Loader Parity
Disabled, Enabled
Enabled
Loader Slots State
View status for each loader
slot
Not applicable
Loader personality
VS160 : AT1280-1R VS160
LTO : AT1280-1R VS160
AT3200-1R LTO2
StorageLoader
VS160 : AT1280-1R VS160
Audible Alarm
Enabled, Disabled
Disabled
* Can only be enabled if a barcode scanner is installed.
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4.5.2 Drive Info
The different drive types used in the StorageLoader may not provide all the
information listed below. If an unavailable entry is selected, the string “Data
Unavailable is displayed.
Item name
Legal values
Default value
Drive Product ID
Drive Inquiry Product Id
Drive dependent
Drive Vendor ID
Drive Inquiry Vendor Id
Drive dependent
Drive FW Revision
Drive Firmware Revision
Drive dependent
Drive Serial No.
Drive Serial Number
Drive dependent
Drive SCSI Id
SCSI Id 0 to SCSI Id 15
SCSI ID = 5
4.5.3 Remote Management Info
The Remote Management (RMM) setup is shown in the choices listed below. This
menu three is the place to find the currently allocated dynamic IP address, default
gateway and network mask when running in DHCP mode. The MAC address of the
Loader is also shown here.
Item name
Legal values
Default value
IP address mode
Static mode, DHCP mode
DHCP mode
Static IP address
0.0.0.0 to 255.255.255.255
0.0.0.0
Static netmask
0.0.0.0 to 255.255.255.255
0.0.0.0
Static default
gateway
0.0.0.0 to 255.255.255.255
0.0.0.0
Dynamic IP
address
0.0.0.0 to 255.255.255.255
Not applicable
Dynamic netmask
0.0.0.0 to 255.255.255.255
Not applicable
Dynamic default
gateway
0.0.0.0 to 255.255.255.255
Not applicable
MAC-address
Value is fixed
Value is fixed
4.5.4 Statistics
Item name
Description
Fetch Statistics
When selected, the operator can scroll through the fetch
count and fetch retries for the drive and all magazine slots.
Stow Statistics
When selected, the operator can scroll through the stow count
and stow retries for the drive and all magazine slots.
Power On Time
Displays Power On Hours for the loader
Time since clean
If available from the drive, this entry displays number of
hours since the drive was last cleaned.
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4.6 Utilities Menu
Option
Description
Maintenance
Displays a set of maintenance functions
Diagnostics
Displays a list of exercise test programs
Access control
Set Password
4.6.1 The Maintenance Menus
Item name
Description
Prepare to Ship
When selected the robotics will be positioned for installation
of the locking screw.
It will eject the Right magazine to facilitate the installation.
It will also eject the left magazine if it contains one or more
cartridges. The Loader cannot be safely shipped with
cartridges in the magazines
This option must be executed before the loader is prepared
for transport by inserting the Locking Pin. (See chapters 3.1,
Performing the Installation and 6.4, Reinstalling the
Transport Lock.)
Clean Drive
Performs a drive clean provided a slot is reserved for a
cleaning tape and a cleaning tape is present
Restore default
Sets the loader settings to their factory default values.
Clear Web
Password
Deletes the web passwords. This is useful when the password
is lost.
Reboot
Performs a hard reset of the loader.
4.6.2 The Diagnostics Menu
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Item name
Description
System test
Starts a test where cartridges are moved randomly between
magazine slots and between the drive and the magazines.
Move medium test
Starts a test where cartridges are moved randomly between
magazine slots. The drive is excluded.
Drive test
Starts a drive self test. (Only when supported by the
installed tape drive.)
Hardware test
Runs a test of the loader hardware, including the Loader
internal cabling.
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4.6.3 Set Password
Item name
Description
Set Password
Allows the operator to set a four-digit password protection
for the menu system. The default password is <0000>,
meaning the password is disabled.
WARNING: If you set a password, make sure you do not forget it. If you do, it can only be
cleared with assistance from Tandberg Data technical support or by a qualified service
technician.
4.7 Cartridge Handling
4.7.1 Cartridge Slot Numbers
The cartridge slots have been given numbers as follow: (see also Figure 2.3 Internal
components of the StorageLoader)
Left magazine: Slot 1, Slot 2, Slot 3 and Slot 4 (lowest number closest to the front)
Right magazine: Slot 5, Slot 6, Slot 7 and Slot 8 (lowest number closest to the front)
4.7.2 Moving Cartridges to and from the Drive
The normal operations of the unit are controlled by the host software application.
When you must load or unload a specific cartridge using the control buttons on the
front panel, do the following:
To load a cartridge to the drive:
1. From the default display press the menu button and select Load to Drive from
the main menu. A screen picture like figure 4.11 will be displayed. If a Barcode
reader is implemented, the selected cartridge’s barcode is displayed in the
bottom line.
Ok
Cancel
Load to drive
From Slot: 135
3
4
Figure 4.11 Load to Drive
2. Select the slot number of your choice. The system ignores empty slots. Press the
4 button to increment and the 3 button to decrement.
3. Press the Ok button.
The robot removes the cartridge from the selected magazine slot and moves it to
the drive.
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To unload a cartridge from drive:
1. From the default display, press the menu button and select Unload from Drive
from the main menu. A screen picture like figure 4.12 will be displaying the
available slots.
Ok
Cancel
Unload from drive
To Slot: 24678
3
4
Figure 4.12 Load to Drive
2. Select the cartridge slot number of your choice. Press the 4 button to increment
and the 3 button to decrement.
3. Press the Ok button.
The robot removes the cartridge from the drive and moves it to the selected
magazine slot.
If the drive is empty, a screen picture like the next figure is displayed.
No cartridge in
the drive to
unload
OK
Figure 4.13 Empty Drive Message
4.8 Magazine Handling
You must remove the magazine from the unit in order to insert or remove cartridges.
When inserting cartridges, be sure that the slot you intend to use is not already
reserved by the software application for a cartridge in the drive. The best way to
avoid conflicts is to unload the cartridge from the drive; either through your
software application or by using the Unload from drive option in the main menu.
4.8.1 Removing the Magazine from the Unit
The following illustration shows the correct way to remove the magazine from its
bay.
Note: You cannot remove the magazine if the unit is password protected or locked
by host software through a Prevent Medium Removal SCSI command.
Before you can remove a magazine, the loader must be idle. When the loader is idle,
press the Menu button and select the Eject Magazine option from the Main Menu.
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The following screen, figure 4.14, appears, identifying the magazine:
▲
Exit
Eject both mags.
▼
Select
Figure 4.14 Removing magazine
Scroll to the correct magazine (Both, Left or Right magazine) and press Select. The
selected magazine will pop out 2 to 3 cm, See next figure.
The display will show a message telling that the magazine or magazines is/are
ejected. If only one magazine is ejected, the display indicates a button to push to
eject the other magazine.
Figure 4.15 Magazine eject
With one hand, grip the handle on the outer side of the magazine bezel and hold the
other hand under the magazine. Pull the magazine carefully out and keep it in level
with the loader. Use the hand under the magazine to prevent the back of the
magazine to fall down when it leaves the magazine bay. See illustration below.
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Figure 4.16 Removing the magazine from the loader
4.8.2 Inserting Cartridges into the Magazine
When inserting cartridges the access door of the cartridge must face the magazine.
Push it carefully into the magazine until it locks in place. The rear side of the
cartridge with the Write Protect switch and the barcode label must face out. Make
sure the cartridges latches properly.
Figure 4.17 Gently push the cartridge into the magazine slot
4.8.3 Removing Cartridges from the Magazine
Press the cartridge release tab towards the cartridge until the cartridge is released.
The cartridge is spring loaded so it is important to prevent the cartridge from
popping all the way out. If the cartridge falls down, it may be damaged and data
may be lost. Pull the cartridge carefully out of the magazine slot.
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Figure 4.18 Push the release knob
towards the cartridge to eject
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Figure 4.19 Cartridge position after
manual release from magazine slot
4.8.4 Inserting a Magazine into the Unit
The right and left magazines are mirrored and can only be inserted into the correct
left or right magazine bay. See figure 4.20.
1. Enter the back of the magazine into the correct magazine bay. Make sure it is
in level with the loader.
2. Slide the magazine carefully in until the eject spring engages.
3. Push the magazine further in against the spring until the magazine is latched.
Figure 4.20 Push magazine until it clicks into place
4.8.5 Manual/Emergency Release of Magazines
In case of failure situations either in the loader itself, a power loss, or if you want to
manually release the magazines for some other reason, a manual/emergency release
is available. To activate the emergency magazine feature, you must use the special
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magazine release tool which is part of the accessory kit shipped together with the
StorageLoader. This tool must be entered through the hole marked in figure 4.21.
Note: The manual eject must only be used when power is turned off.
Enter the release tool in
hole four from the center
Figure 4.21 Pointing out hole used to insert release tool
Figure 4.22 shows the
release tool inserted into
the correct hole on the right
hand side magazine bezel.
Figure 4.22 Magazine release tool in use
4.9 Standby Functionality
On the front panel a standby button is available.
To activate Standby mode, press the button for a minimum of 2 second, the
StorageLoader will then enter a standby mode in a controlled manner. The following
takes place before the StorageLoader goes into standby mode.
1. Finish possible StorageLoader activity.
2. Controlled aborting of tape drive activity; buffered data is flushed to tape;
cartridge is unloaded from drive but not ejected.
3. The display is turned off.
4. No StorageLoader activity is allowed until standby button is pressed again.
5. While in standby mode, the attached server/host can see the two SCSI
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devices in the StorageLoader, but the SCSI status will be “not ready.”
6. The green LED on the front will blink with short blinks- long intervals.
7. To leave the standby mode, press the standby button for 2 second. The
StorageLoader will then restart and perform a full inventory.
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In order to facilitate Remote Management, the StorageLoader is equipped with an
Ethernet interface and a built in web server. The Remote Management Interface
(RMI) can be accessed with a standard web browser, such as Internet Explorer,
Mozilla or Opera.
5.1 Remote management configuration
To be able to start the StorageLoader Remote Management Interface, the
StorageLoader must obtain a valid IP address. By default, the StorageLoader will
connect to a DHCP server to dynamically configure its network interface. If a DHCP
server is available, the loader will get an IP address automatically after booting.
If no DHCP server is available, select Static mode and enter a legal IP-address,
netmask and default gateway with the buttons. In the browser’s address field, enter
the IP address of your StorageLoader. See section 4.4.3, Remote Management setup
for details.
5.1.1 Quick start guide
The following is intended to help you get a new StorageLoader online as quickly as
possible. If you need to enable the RMI to perform a memory dump of a faulty
StorageLoader, please see section 5.1.2, Enabling the RMI without rebooting
instead.
1. Connect the StorageLoader to the network and reboot it.
2. From the front panel, check the dynamic IP address by accessing View data →
Remote management info → Dyn IP addr. state.
2.1. If the response is a valid IP address, the remote management interface is
ready and can be accessed at the URL http://IP-address/, e.g.
http://192.168.0.5/.
2.2. If the response is 0.0.0.0, enable remote management from the front panel
by setting Setup → Remote management setup → Allow remote
management to Allowed. Check the network cable and the DHCP server
and reboot.
5.1.2 Enabling the RMI without rebooting
1. Connect the StorageLoader to the network.
2. Configure network:
2.1. If you want to use a static IP address, use the front panel to enter a valid
static IP configuration, see section 4.4.3, Remote Management setup.
2.2. If you want to configure the network subsystem dynamically, from the front
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panel set Setup → Remote management setup → IP address mode to DHCP
mode.
3. Via the front panel, first set Setup → Remote management setup → Access
control → Allow remote management to Not allowed and select OK. Then set
the same value to Allowed and select OK. This will restart the networking
subsystem. Getting a new IP address may take some time if the StorageLoader is
in DHCP mode.
4. Check the IP address via the front panel by accessing either View Data →
Remote management info → Sta IP addr. state or View Data → Remote
management info → Dyn IP addr. state depending on whether the StorageLoader
is in static or dynamic IP address mode.
5.2 Remote management web pages
Most of the operations you can perform from the front panel can also be performed
remotely using Web Administration. The Remote Management interface provides
access to loader and drive status and statistical operation information.
The Web pages include a
navigation menu making it
easy to use, see figure 5.1.
Status
Settings
Personalization
Network
SCSI-ID
Cleaning options
Command
Maintenance
Diagnostics
Debugging
Figure 5.1 Navigation Menu
5.2.1 Information Boxes
All the Remote Management web pages show StorageLoader and drive information.
This information includes:
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StorageLoader information containing model, serial number, firmware
version, cumulative power-on time and present activity of the loader.
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Drive information containing technology, serial number, firmware version
and activity.
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5.2.2 StorageLoader Start Page
After successfully connecting to the StorageLoader from your browser, you will see
the StorageLoader Start page, figure 5.2. This contains:
•
Select language for user-interface.
1. The language used last time will come up as the default language at startup.
2. The default language is English.
•
Log in for further use of Remote Management. The system has two levels of
login. By default the passwords are blank, i.e. type in the user ID and leave
the password field blank. To secure your system, change both passwords
under Settings > Personalization, the first time Remote Management is used.
1. The user ID Administrator has full access to the Remote Management
pages.
2. The user ID Operator has limited access to the Remote Management, and
cannot access the Settings and Maintenance pages.
Figure 5.2 Remote Management Start Page
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Note: StorageLoader network traffic is not encrypted, so anyone with physical
access to the network path will be able to access the information with a packet
sniffer. Passwords, however, are encrypted. It is not possible to reach the plaintext
password, but it is possible to sniff “the challenge key” and use it to gain access.
The system is therefore not safer than the network it is using.
If you need high security, make sure packets to and from the StorageLoader do not
leave the secure network, and employ separate encryption when traffic traverses
insecure networks.
5.2.3 Status Page
The StorageLoader Status page looks like the figure below.
Figure 5.3 Remote Management Status Page
The figure provides an updated status of drives, robotics and cartridges using colorcoding and symbols.
The Drive and Robot status will be shown as a green (OK), yellow (Warning) or red
(Error) dot. If you click on the text, additional information will be shown in a pop up
window.
The cartridge locations are shown with rectangles in the slots or the drive. The status
codes are:
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Black
Empty slot, no cartridge present
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Grey
Cartridge present
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Blue
Cleaning cartridge in the slot
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Yellow
Warning
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Red
Error
If you click on a slot, additional cartridge information will be shown in a pop up
window. This information includes the cartridge barcode (if label and barcode
reader is installed) and the error code.
5.2.4 Settings Pages
On the setting pages, you can change the StorageLoader configuration. These pages
can only be accessed by someone who is logged in as Administrator.
Personalization
On this page you can change the Remote Management passwords. To secure your
system, change both the passwords the first time you use the system. It is possible to
clear the remote management passwords via the front panel, please see section 4.6.1
The Maintenance Menus.
Here you may also turn on email event notification. When event notification is
enabled, the StorageLoader will send warnings and errors by email to the recipient’s
e-mail address.
Network
On this page it is possible to change the IP configuration. See details in chapter
Remote Management setup. The new configuration will take effect at next system
reset.
Warning: Please verify that the chosen settings are correct and consistent before
resetting the loader. Any mistakes will have to be corrected via the front panel.
SCSI-ID
On this page it is possible to change the SCSI-ID on your drive and loader. See
details in section 4.4.2, SCSI Setup.
Cleaning Options
By defining a cleaning slot, the StorageLoader will regard the cartidge in this slot as
the cleaning cartridge unless:
1. another cartridge has previously been reported to be a cleaning
cartridge by the drive, or
2. the loader contains a cartridge with a bar code label indicating that it
is a cleaning cartridge.
5.2.5 Command Page
On this page it is possible to move cartridges between magazine slots and drive. All
cartridges in the StorageLoader will be found in a pull-down list sorted by location.
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The other pull-down list shows the empty locations where it is possible to move the
cartridge to.
Figure 5.4 Remote Management Command Page
5.2.6 Maintenance Pages
On these pages it is possible to select predefined tests and actions in order to check
the reliability of the StorageLoader.
Diagnostics
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Clean the drive by importing a cleaning cartridge.
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If you choose Identify loader, the front panel display light will toggle on and
off for 15 seconds. This makes it easy to verify that you are connected to the
correct loader if several loaders are stacked.
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Test robotics by moving cartridges.
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Test robotics without moving cartridges.
Debugging
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Perform a system reset.
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Media log displays a log of all cartridge movements and a map of the current
cartridge locations.
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6.1 Using the Cleaning Cartridge
The cleaning cartridge is similar in size and shape to the regular DLT/LTO data
cartridge. If your Storage Loader has a barcode reader, put a cleaning cartridge
barcode label on the cartridge before using it.
Important: This label has a six-digit ID, where the three first digits are “CLN”.
A cleaning occurs whenever a cleaning cartridge is loaded into the drive. Before
cleaning, you must install the cartridge into the magazine correctly. The cleaning
cartridge may be inserted in any magazine slot.
NOTE: The only absolute authority on Cleaning Tapes is the drive. The drive will
start a cleaning operation whenever a tape recognized as a cleaning tape is
inserted. The Loader have no way of, by itself, recognizing a cleaning tape. It
may be misleaded by a wrong label on a data tape, by a data tape inserted in a
designated Cleaning Slot, or by the operator.
6.1.1 Running an Installed Cleaning Cartridge
1. Install a cleaning cartridge in a magazine slot in the loader. If a Cleaning
Slot is defined this slot should be used.
2. Select Clean Drive from the Maintenance section of the Utilities menu.
This will cause the loader to search for a cleaning cartridge in the
following sequence:
a. a cartridge reported to be a cleaning cartridge by the drive
b. a cartridge with a bar code label indicating that it is a cleaning
cartridge
c. a cartridge in the slot defined as the cleaning slot.
If all of the above fails, the loader will display a dialog asking the
operator for the slot to fetch the cleaning cartridge from.
3. While the cleaning operation is on-going, the display shows the drive
status “Drive Cleaning”. When the operation is completed the cartridge is
automatically moved back to the slot where it was fetched from.
If a data tape is erronously inserted via the loader “Clean Now” menu, this is
detected by the loader when the drive identifies it as a non-cleaning tape. The
cartridge is returned to it’s original slot and an error message is displayed.
Some drive families and types have means of checking if the cleaning
cartridge is expired. If an expired cleaning cartridge is inserted in such a
drive this is detected by the loader and an error message is displayed after the
tape has been returned to it’s original slot.
Note: All cleaning cartridges wear out. If the drive does not support
expiration detection, the operator must keep track of cleaning cycles
manually and discard expired cartridges.
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Note: Pressing the standby button while the drive is cleaning will not abort
the cleaning operation in the drive. However the cleaning cartridge is
left loaded in the drive. When the loader is brought out of standby
mode, the drive is reset as part of the initialization process. The drive
will re-discover the cleaning cartridge and run another cleaning
sequence. The cleaning cartridge is left in the drive and must be
unloaded by the operator by using the unload command from the front
panel menu.
6.1.2 Removing the Cleaning Cartridge
1. Determine whether a cartridge is loaded into the drive. If so, unload it.
2. Remove the magazine with the cleaning cartridge from the unit.
3. Remove the cleaning cartridge from the magazine.
4. Insert any desired data cartridge into the slot vacated by the cleaning
cartridge.
Note: The Cleaning Slot must be disabled (set to 0) in the Setup menu to
make use of a data cartridge in this slot.
5. Insert the magazine into the unit.
6.2 Installing Firmware Upgrades
The loader FW can be upgraded via the SCSI interface.
6.2.1 Firmware Upgrade via SCSI
A suitable utility program, FlashIt, and the latest FW image file, can be downloaded
from the Tandberg Data web site http://www.tandberg.com/. The program is
available for Win XP, Win 2000/2003, Win Nt.
Note: Read this entire procedure before you perform an upgrade.
1. Install the FlashIt utility that is designed for your operating system on your
computer or server were the loader is connected.
2. Make sure the computer has detected the loader.
3. Some operating systems, like Win NT, may require that all backup services
started by the Backup SW be stopped before the FlashIt utility is started.
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4. The appropriate FW file must be located on the same directory as the FlashIt
utility.
5. Start the FlashIt utility and follow the instructions in the program.
6. As the Download Utility begins data transfer, the
StorageLoader displays this message:
Flash Firmware
SCSI Update:
Transferring Data
7
When the FW image file has been downloaded, the
loader checks the integrity of the FW image while
displaying this message:
Flash Firmware
SCSI Update:
Checking ECC
8
Once the code is approved the loader starts the erase
and reprogram operation while displaying this
message:
Flash Firmware
SCSI Update
Reprogramming
Do not interfere!
During the Erase part of the reprogramming cycle,
the Amber LED is lit to warn against interference.
The erase operation takes less than 20 seconds.
During the Programming part of the reprogramming
cycle, the Green LED flashes in addition to the
Amber LED being lit. The programming operation
takes less than one minute.
9
When reprogramming is completed, the loader will
do a normal reboot
If the firmware upgrade operation failes during point 8 due to a power shut-down or
similar, the loader may require service.
To verify that the FW version in the loader is correct, enter the view data menu.
Select the “Autoloader Info” and from there the “Loader Firmware Revision” entry
to see the revision number.
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6.2.2 Possible Upgrade Problems
If a power loss or a failure occurs during code download and ECC Checking, the
original FW may be intact. It is possible to restart the FW upgrade procedure.
However, if the failure occurs during flash erase or programming, the firmware will
be corrupted and a special procedure must be used to load a new code. Contact your
Technical Support Representative for assistance.
6.3 Embedded Diagnostics
The StorageLoader includes two levels of diagnostics:
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The Power-On Self Test (POST) — Performs several verification and
memory tests when you power on the unit.
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User Diagnostics — Selectable from the front panel
6.4 Reinstalling the Transport Lock
Before the StorageLoader is
shipped over a distance, the
transport lock must be
installed. The transport lock
will prevent damage to the
robotics during transport and
handling.
Note: Damage to the robotics
during shipping will not be
covered by warranty unless the
transport lock is installed.
Figure 6.1 Transport lock marked with
red plastic tab
6.4.1 Transport Lock Installation Procedure
To insert the locking screw do the following:
1. If there is a cartridge in the drive, unload the drive first.
2. When the loader is powered on and idle, push the Menu button and go to the
Prepare to Ship menu entry (see section 4.6.1, The Maintenance Menus).
3. If there are any cartridges in the magazines, the loader will eject those
magazines and a descriptive message will be shown. Empty the magazines,
and put the magazines back in place.
4. If the magazines are empty, only the right magazine will be ejected and a
descriptive message will be shown.
5. Turn the main power off at the back of the loader.
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6. Remove the magazine and insert the locking screw. The red plastic tab shall
protrude from the front of the loader.
7. Insert the magazine and push it in till it locks in place.
6.5 Field Replaceable Units (FRUs)
Tape drives, magazines, power supply, fans and dust filters are Field Replaceable
Units (FRUs), see figure below. They can easily be removed/replaced for quick field
service while the loader is mounted in a rack.
Figure 6.2 Field Replaceable Units
6.5.1 FRU Drive Tray Assy DLT VS160 SCSI
This VS160 drive FRU consists of the following parts:
006978 StorageLoader FRU Drive Tray Assy DLT VS160
Item
Part no
Description
Qty
1
2
1
1
006957
433308
DLT VS160 Bare Drive
Quick Installation guide FRU Drive Tray Assy DLT
VS160
For replacing the tape-drive, switch off the loader,
disconnect the power cord and remove these two
screws and the back-panel cover plate.
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Figure 6.3 Replacing the tape drive
You now have access to the rear of the tape-drive and can
dismount the SCSI cable, the ADI cable and the power cable.
SCSI cable
ADI Cable
Power connector
Figure 6.4 Rear of the tape drive
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Release the tape-drive by
pushing the spring against
the gripper-plate and
pulling the drive carefully
backwards.
Figure 6.5 Releasing the tape drive
After removing the defective drive, the drive mounting brackets on both sides of the
drive must be removed from the drive, since these will be used for mounting the
replacement-drive. The drive mounting brackets are fastened with two screws each.
The replacement drive comes with a front bezel which is snapped onto the front of
the drive. Remove the front bezel and keep it for use when returning the defective
drive. Fasten the drive mounting brackets to the replacement-drive with two screws
each.
The drive mounting bracket on the drive’s left side has a Guide cartridge mounting
(figure 6.6) for guiding the cartridge in and out of the drive.
Guide Cartridge Mounting
Figure 6.6 Guide cartridge mounting
Make sure that the Guide cartridge mounting is mounted in flush with the inner left
wall of the drive, as indicated in figure 6.7. The two screws shown in figure 6.6 can
be loosened for adjusting the position of the Guide cartridge mounting. Remember to
fasten the screws again afterwards.
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Figure 6.7 Correct position of Guide cartridge mounting
Insert the replacement drive carefully into the loader the same way it was
removed, reconnect the 3 cables (the ADI cable is mounted closest towards the
SCSI cable) and re-mount the back plate.
Snap the front bezel that was removed from the replacement-drive onto the front
of the defective drive. Then pack the defective drive in the same box you received
the replacement-drive and return it to your support center.
6.5.2 FRU Drive Tray Assy 420LTO
The 420LTO drive FRU consists of the following parts:
006979 StorageLoader FRU Drive Tray Assy 420LTO
Item
Description
1
420LTO Bare Drive SCSI
2
Quick Installation guide FRU Drive Tray Assy 420LTO
Qty
1
1
For replacing the tape-drive, switch off the
loader, disconnect the power cord and remove
these two screws and the back-panel cover
plate.
Figure 6.8 Replacing the tape drive
You now have access to the rear of the tape-drive and can
dismount the SCSI cable, the ADI cable and the power cable.
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ADI cable
SCSI cable
Figure 6.9 Rear of the tape drive
Release the tape-drive by
pushing the spring (see arrow)
against the gripper-plate and
pulling the drive carefully
backwards.
Figure 6.10 Releasing the tape drive
After removing the defective drive, the drive mounting brackets on both sides of the
drive must be removed from the drive, since these will be used for mounting the
replacement-drive. The drive mounting brackets are fastened with two screws each.
The replacement drive comes with a front bezel which is snapped onto the front of
the drive. Remove the front bezel and keep it for use when returning the defective
drive. When fastening the drive mounting brackets to the replacement drive, have the
drive and the brackets laying on a level surface to ensure the brackets are aligned
with the bottom of the drive. Fasten the brackets with two screws each.
Insert the replacement drive carefully into the loader the same way it was removed,
reconnect the 3 cables (the ADI cable is mounted closest towards the SCSI cable)
and re-mount the back plate.
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Snap the front bezel that was removed from the replacement-drive onto the front of
the defective drive. Then pack the defective drive in the same box you received the
replacement-drive and return it to your support center.
6.5.3 FRU Power Supply
This FRU consists of the following parts:
S808696 Power Supply FRU StorageLoader 1U
Item
Description
1
Power supply
2
Quick Installation Guide Fan
Qty
1
1
To exchange a defective power-supply switch off the loader and
disconnect the power cord. Dismounting the backpanel cover plate by
removing these two screws:
Figure 6.11 Exchanging a defective power supply
Removing the fixing screw
Figure 6.12 Removing the fixing screw
Remove the fixing screw (Figure 6.12). Withdraw the power-supply and
carefully unhook the connectors for power and fan (Figure 6.13) before
completely removing the power-supply module.
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Fan power cable
Power connector
Figure 6.13 Fan power
After removing the power-supply, insert the replacement unit carefully the same
way, reconnect the 2 cables, fasten the fixing screw and re-mount the back plate.
Then pack the defective power supply in the same box you received the replacement
power supply and return it to your support center.
6.5.4 FRU Fan
This FRU consists of the following parts:
S808740
Item
1
2
Fan FRU StorageLoader 1U
Description
Fan
Quick Installation Guide Fan
Qty
1
1
To remove the fan, switch off the loader and remove the
power cord. Remove these two screws and remove the
back-panel cover plate
Figure 6.14 Removing the back panel cover plate
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Remove the four fan fixing
Figure 6.15 Removing the fan
Remove the fan fixing screws (Figure 6.15). Unhook the power connector of the fan
and carefully replace it. When re-inserting the fan take care to have the cable in the
notch in the chassis. If the cable is not fully inside the notch it can easily be damaged
and cause a new faulty fan. Fasten the fan fixing screws.
Fan power cable
Cable notch in chassis
Figure 6.16 Notch in chassis for fan cable
After replacing a fan, pack the defective fan in the same box you received the
replacement fan, and return it to your support center.
6.5.5 FRU Magazine
The FRU Magazine for the LTO version consists of the following parts:
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Item
Part no
Description
Qty
1
S808738
Magazine Left LTO
1
2
S808739
Magazine Right LTO
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The FRU Magazine for the DLT version consists of the following parts:
DLT Magazine FRU StorageLoader 1U
Item
Part no
Description
Qty
1
S808731
Magazine Left DLT
1
2
S808732
Magazine Right DLT
1
See section 4.8, Magazine Handling for instructions.
After replacing a magazine, pack the defective magazine in the same box you
received the replacement magazine, and return it to your StorageLoader supplier.
6.5.6 FRU Filter
This FRU consists of the following parts:
S808741
Item
1
2
Filter FRU StorageLoader 1U
Description
Filter
Quick Installation Guide Filter
Qty
1
1
When needed, the dust filter can be
pulled out and a new one slid into
the front-bezel assembly of the
magazines. We recommend to
replace the dust filters once every
year.
Figure 6.17 Replacing dust filter
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7. Troubleshooting
7.1 How to take memory dumps
1. Log in to the remote management interface as Administrator.
2. Navigate to Maintenance → Debugging.
3. Click Memory dump.
4. Select “Save to disk” in the file download dialog box.
5. Use a zip utility to compress the downloaded memory image.
6. Send the zipped memory image as an email attachment to technical support.
Note that the memory image contains the passwords for the StorageLoader. If you
do not want to compromise them, please clear them first by changing them to
nothing or some harmless value, see section 5.2.4 or section 4.6.1.
7.2 “Dead” StorageLoader
If the StorageLoader appears to be dead:
-
Check if the power cord to the main power is properly connected.
Check if the fuse located beside the main connector on the StorageLoader is
OK (replace fuse if blown).
Remove back-panel cover plate (Figure 6.3) and check if cables are
connected properly (see Figure 6.4 and Figure 6.9).
If still not OK, contact your support center.
7.3 Bar code reader failure
If the bar code reader functionality fails to read a BCR label:
- make sure the label is mounted properly (see the Installation chapter, Step
10. BCR: Labeling of cartridges)
- make sure there are no wrinkles on the label
- make sure that StorageLoader specific bar code label is used
- If both of the above are OK, replace the label with a new one.
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7.4 The Error Screen
When the StorageLoader detects an error condition, the red/amber Fault LED is
illuminated and one of the error screens appears on the control panel. Figure 7.1
below illustrates how the StorageLoader reports error conditions on the front panel
display:
Error : 1109–6A0133
Failed to stow
at slot 9 (Drive)
Details
Actions
Figure 7.1 Error Code Page
The top line shows an Error code in the following format: XXXX-YYRRVV
The XXXX is the error number, while the YY is the internal loader error code. The
RRVV is the FW revision numbers, where RR is the major revision and VV is the
minor revision.
The next two lines give more detailed error information. There are two option
buttons, “Details” and “Actions”. Pressing the Details button gives access to a multipage error description text. Pressing Action gives access to a set of actions that can
be taken to recover from the error. An example of pressing “Details” and continuing
with pressing “More” is given in figures 7.2 and 7.3.
Reboot the Loader
and retry the
operation.
More
Back
Figure 7.2 Example of detailed information
If the problem
persists please call
technical support.
Back
Figure 7.3 Example of further detailed information
In this example, pressing “Back” twice will get you back to the Error Code Page
(figure 7.1) where you can press “Actions” to get to the actions meny. An example
of pressing “Actions” is given in figure 7.4. Pressing the buttons next to the
up/down arrows on the screen will give you access to other action options.
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▲
Exit
Reboot
▼
Select
Figure 7.4 Example of action
In the example above, you have been prompted to reboot the Loader. Pressing
“Select” will result in the warning message shown in figure 7.5. Press “Ok” to
execute the reboot.
You are about to
reboot the loader
AND the drive !
Cancel
Ok
Figure 7.5 Warning message concerning reboot
When an error condition occurs, identify the problem using the displayed error
codes and follow the suggested actions. The error codes are listed in the next
section.
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7.5 Error Codes
The error codes are listed in numerical sequence by their Fault Symptom Code
(FSC) in the tables that follow. If a persistent error condition prompts you to call
your Technical Support representative, be sure to supply the code information to
help identify the problem.
Error
Code
Display Message
01ZZ
Diagnostic number
ZZ failed.
The diagnostics
number ZZ failed.
Reboot the loader
and retry the
operation.
(This error code is
reserved for future
use)
0200
Initialization of the
robotics failed.
The robotics failed
to complete the
calibration, or the
inventory sequence.
Reboot the loader
and retry the
operation.
Cartridge blocked,
faulty robotics
1001
Failed moving the
robotics.
The robotics was not
able to move.
Reboot the loader
and retry the
operation.
Cartridge blocked,
faulty robotics
11ZZ
Failed to stow at
slot ZZ
The robotics is not
able to stow the
cartridge.
Reboot the loader
and retry the
operation.
Defective robotics,
defective magazine
12ZZ
Failed to fetch at
slot ZZ
The robotics is not
able to fetch the
requested cartridge.
Reboot the loader
and retry the
operation.
Defective robotics,
defective magazine
2000
Drive not found
Communication
error between the
loader and the drive.
Reboot the loader
and retry the
operation. Remove
back-panel cover
plate and check
cabling.
SCSI and signal
cables, power
cables; defective
power supply;
defective drive.
2001
Drive hardware fault
detected.
The drive has
reported a hardware
fault.
Reboot the loader
and retry the
operation. If the
problem persists
replace the drive.
Defective drive
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Appendix A – Specifications
A.1 Mechanical Dimensions and Weight
The Tandberg Data StorageLoader 1U is designed as a rack mount unit. The
StorageLoader can also be used as a tabletop unit.
Dimensions:
Length
740 mm (29.13 in) ±0.5 mm from front rail to rear of unit
Width
446.6 mm (17.58 in) ±0.5 mm
Height
43.6 (1.72 in) ±0.5 mm
Weight
14.6 kg (32.2 lb) without cartridges
Table A - 1
StorageLoader Mechanical Dimensions and Weight
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A.2 Power Requirements
Input voltage
90 VAC – 264VAC
Input Frequency
47 Hz – 63 Hz
Inrush Current (Cold Start)
Less than 30 A, 115VAC
Less than 60 A, 230 VAC
Power consumption average
35W
Power consumption peak*
70W*
* Maximum peak length, less than 10ms
Table A - 2
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A.3 Vibration Specifications
Sinusoidal sweep
Sweep Rates
Axes
Duration
1 octave/minute
X, Y and Z
2 hours
Frequency Range (Hz)
Operating
5
24.2
24.2
500
Non-Operating (Storage)
5
27.1
27.1
500
Transport
5
200
Table A - 3
Level
0.01 in p-p
0.3g
0.02 in p-p
0.75g
0.5g
StorageLoader sine sweep levels
Random
Crest factor
Axes
Duration
Operating
Total
Non Operating/Storage
Total
Transport
Total level
Table A - 4
3
X, Y, Z
30 min/axis
Frequency (Hz)
5
17
150
200
500
0.27grms
5
500
1.07grms
5
8
40
45
70
200
1.03grms
Level (g2/Hz)
2.0E-5
3.0E-4
3.0E-4
8.0E-5
8.0E-5
2.3E-3
2.3E-3
0.03
0.03
0.003
0.01
0.01
0.001
StorageLoader random vibration levels
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A.4 Mechanical Shock Specifications
Mechanical Bump/Shock
Axes
Directions
Pulse interval
X, Y, Z
Positive and negative
3 seconds
Pulse shape Pulse
duration
Half sine
5ms
Half sine
8ms
Half sine
8ms
Operating
Storage (X,Z)
Storage (Y)
Table A - 5
Pulse Level Pulses/axis/direction
3g
20g
15g
1000
3
3
StorageLoader mechanical shock levels
A.5 Drop
Drop test
Standard
Drop sequence
Drop height
Table A - 6
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10 drops, 1 corner, 3 edges, 6 faces
30 inches
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A.6 Climatic Specifications
Temperature
Operating
Range
Gradient
Range
Gradient
Non-Operating
Table A - 7
+10°C to +35°C
10°C/hour
-35°C to +60°C
20°C/hour
StorageLoader temperature specification
Installing the equipment in a closed or multi-unit rack assembly, the operating
ambient temperature of the rack environment may be greater than room ambient.
Humidity
Operating
Range
Gradient
Range
Gradient
Non-Operating
Table A - 8
20%Rh to 80%Rh
10%Rh/hour
10%Rh to 90%Rh
20%Rh /hour
StorageLoader humidity specification
Altitude
Operating
Non-Operating
Table A - 9
Range
Range
-500 to 10000 ft
-500 to 40000 ft
StorageLoader altitude specification
A.7 Noise Specification
Acoustic
Idle (LwA)
Operating (LwA)
60 dBA
65 dBA
Table A - 10 StorageLoader noise specification
A.8 Product Reliability
MTBF: 250.000 hours for StorageLoader electronics
MSBF: 500.000 Mean cartridge swaps between failures
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Appendix B – Spare
parts/Accessories
Type
Spare parts
Accessories
Table B - 1
Description
FRU drive tray assy 420LTO
P/N
006979
FRU drive tray assy VS160
006978
Magazine Left LTO
S808738
Magazine Right LTO
S808739
Magazine Left DLT
S808731
Magazine Right DLT
S808732
FRU Fan
FRU Power Supply
FRU Filter
Rackmount Rail Kit 1U
Accessory kit DLT
Accessory kit LTO
Quick Installation Guide
S808740
S808696
S808741
S808703
800246
870157
433060
List of spare parts and accessories
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