PREFACE
Copyright
Copyright 2003 by Plasmon. All rights reserved. This item and the information contained herein are the
property of Plasmon. No part of this document may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a
retrieval system, or translated into any language or computer language in any form or by any means,
electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, chemical, manual, or otherwise, without the express written
permission of Plasmon, 4425 ArrowsWest Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80907-4271.
Disclaimer
Plasmon makes no representation or warranties with respect to the contents of this document and
specifically disclaims any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose.
Further, Plasmon reserves the right to revise this publication without obligation of Plasmon to notify any
person or organization of such revision or changes.
Trademark Notices
Plasmon is a U.S. registered trademark of Plasmon. All other product names are trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective owners.
Revision History
Revision
Date
A
Description
Initial release.
B
June, 2002
Reformatted document.
C
August, 2002
Added AIT-3 and Sequential Mode text.
D
November, 2002
Added Bar Code Label Specification.
E
January, 2003
Added ESD Caution to Harware Installation
NOTE
The most current information about this product is available on the
Plasmon web site (www.Plasmon.com).
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Safety Agency Standards
The Plasmon V30 library complies with the following domestic and international product safety standards:
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UL Standard 1950, 2nd Edition: 1995 Safety of Information Technology Equipment.
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CSA Standard C22.2 No. 950-95, Safety of Information Technology Equipment.
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EN 60950: 1992 +A1 +A2 +A3 +A4 +A11, Safety of Information Technology Equipment.
FCC Notice
NOTE
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial
environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
this instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is
likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be
required to correct the interference at his own expense.
Shielded cables are required for this device to comply with FCC Rules. Use shielded cables when
connecting this device to others.
Laser Safety Notice
This library has a laser scanner bar code reader inside the housing which complies with 21 CFR 1010.10,
1040.11, and IEC 60825-1:1993 +A1+A2, and EN60825-1:1994 +A11+A2, Safety of Laser Products
Part 1: Equipment Classification, Requirements and User’s Guide, as a Class 1 Laser product.
WARNING
Removing a drive or access panel with the library powered on may
result in exposure to the 650 nm, 1.2 mW Class 2 pulsed radiation
laser scanner. Always power off the library and remove the AC power
cord before removing or installing an access panel or drive.
Caution. Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures
other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation
exposure.
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CAUTION
CLASS 2 LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN
DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM
VORSICHT
LASERSTRAHLUNG WENN ABDECKUNG
GEOEFFNET. NICHT IN DEN STRAHL BLICKEN
WARNING:
CLASS 2 LASER DEVICE
AVOID DIRECT EYE CONTACT
The lower label in the figure above is on the bottom of the laser scanner enclosure internal to the library,
and is not visible unless the scanner is removed from the robot gripper assembly.
Industry Canadian Notice per ICES-003
English: This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing
Equipment Regulations.
French: Cet appareil numérique de la classe A respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le
matériel brouilleur du Canada.
European Notice
This equipment has been tested and complies with the following requirements:
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EN 55022/CISPR 22, Class A
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EN 55024
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EN 61000-3-2
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EN 61000-3-3
Australia/New Zealand
This equipment has been tested and complies with AS/NZS 3548.
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Product Warranty Caution
The Plasmon® V30 library is warranted free from defects in materials, parts, and workmanship and to
conform to the current product specification upon delivery. For the specific details of your warranty, refer to
your sales contract or contact the company from which the library was purchased.
The warranty for the library shall not apply to failures of any unit when:
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The library is repaired by anyone other than Plasmon personnel or approved agent.
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The library is physically abused or is used in a manner that is inconsistent with the
operating instructions or product specification defined by Plasmon.
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The library fails because of accident, misuse, abuse, neglect, mishandling, misapplication,
alteration, faulty installation, modification, or service by anyone other than the factory
service center or its approved agent.
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The library is repaired by anyone, including an approved agent, in a manner that is contrary
to the maintenance or installation instructions supplied by Plasmon.
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The Plasmon serial number tag is removed.
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The library is damaged because of improper packaging on return.
CAUTION
Returning the library in unauthorized packaging may damage the unit
and void the warranty.
If problems with the library occur, contact your maintenance
organization; do not void the product warranty by allowing untrained
or unauthorized personnel to attempt repairs.
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H OW
TO
U SE T HIS MANUAL
First Time Installation
If you are installing the library for the first time, refer to the following chapters:
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Chapter 1 provides an overview of the library’s features and components. Appendix A lists
additional library and tape drive specifications.
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Chapter 2 provides instructions for installing the library hardware, connecting the library to
the SCSI bus, and powering on the library. Appendix B provides additional information
about SCSI configurations.
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Chapter 3 describes how to configure the library for operation on the SCSI bus and for
operation with your application software. Follow the steps at the end of this chapter to
verify the setup and to begin library operation.
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Chapter 4 describes how to connect an Ethernet cable and configure the library for
Ethernet communications. Appendix A lists Ethernet cable specifications.
Operation
During normal library operation, you do not need to intervene in cartridge processing. However, you may
need to refer to these chapters for some occasional tasks:
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Chapter 5 describes how to operate the library in different control modes, how to replace
cartridges and the cartridge magazine, and how to reset the library.
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Chapter 6 describes how to monitor, clean, and reset the tape drive. It also describes how
to eject cartridges manually.
Troubleshooting and Service
If you need troubleshooting and service information, refer to these chapters:
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Chapter 7 provides instructions for upgrading firmware and creating diagnostic listings.
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Chapter 8 describes basic maintenance and how to return the library for service, if
necessary.
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Chapter 9 provides troubleshooting recommendations.
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Appendix B provides an overview of the SCSI interface.
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Appendix C lists error codes and corrective actions.
If you need to contact Plasmon for supplies, technical support, or service, see Contacting Plasmon at the
back of this manual.
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Conventions Used in This Manual
This manual uses the following conventions:
[ENTER] Boxed text indicates keys on the operator panel.
Notices
Three levels of notices are used throughout this document.
WARNING
A WARNING is used to alert the reader to situations or conditions that
could potentially result in personal injury, fire hazard, or equipment
damage.
CAUTION
A CAUTION is used to warn of undesirable procedures, or of
situations in which equipment damage could result.
NOTE
A NOTE is used to emphasize an area of text or to provide additional
information.
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TABLE
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C ONTENTS
PREFACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Copyright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disclaimer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trademark Notices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Revision History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Agency Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FCC Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Laser Safety Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Industry Canadian Notice per ICES-003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
European Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Australia/New Zealand. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Product Warranty Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
First Time Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting and Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Conventions Used in This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
TABLE OF CONTENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
LIST OF FIGURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
LIST OF TABLES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
CHAPTER 1
PRODUCT OVERVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Library Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Library Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Front Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Back Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Internal Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
CHAPTER 2
HARDWARE INSTALLATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Unpacking the Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Obtaining Accessories and Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Selecting Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Selecting Cleaning Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Selecting Application Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Preparing for Hardware Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Preparing and Installing Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
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Preparing Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Installing Cartridges in Fixed Slots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Installing Cartridges in the Magazines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Connecting the Library to the SCSI Bus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the Power Cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Powering on the Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Verifying the Hardware Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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CHAPTER 3
CONFIGURATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Using the Operator Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Status Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Menus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operator Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Error Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Configuring the Library. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Setting the SCSI IDs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Emulation Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the SCSI Parity Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Clean Slot Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Autoclean Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Clean Cycles Left Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the POST BarCode Scan Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Verify Barcode Checksums Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Max Addressable Slot Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the LCD Security Option. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Enabling Security from the LCD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Disabling Security from the LCD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Checking the Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Beginning Library Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
CHAPTER 4
ETHERNET CONFIGURATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Setting Ethernet Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing the Ethernet Security Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the Ethernet Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Monitoring the Ethernet LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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CHAPTER 5
LIBRARY OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Replacing Cartridges and Magazines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Replacing Cartridges Using the Entry/Exit Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Replacing Magazines by Opening the Front Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Opening the Front Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Removing/Replacing the Magazines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Closing the Front Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Storing Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Changing the Robot Control Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Operating the Library in Sequential Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Sequential Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Loop Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
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Restart Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Next Cartridge Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Setting Sequential Mode Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Avoiding Interruptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Viewing the Cartridge Inventory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Resetting the Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Performing Hardware Exercises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Using Elements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Element Indexes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Element Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Using the Demo Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Using the Command Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Displaying Library Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Viewing the Code Version and Serial Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Viewing Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Viewing System Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
CHAPTER 6
TAPE DRIVE OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Monitoring Tape Drive Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Reading the Tape Drive Status Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Viewing the Drive Display Screens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Viewing the Drive Status Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Cleaning the Tape Drives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Setting Up for the Clean Drive Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Using an Appropriate Cleaning Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Configuring the Library for Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Using the Clean Drive Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Ejecting a Cartridge Manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Resetting a Tape Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
CHAPTER 7
DIAGNOSTICS AND FIRMWARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Connecting to the Console Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Connecting the Serial Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Setting the Library’s Baud Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Accessing Console using HyperTerminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Upgrading Library Firmware via Console. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Creating a Diagnostic Listing via Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Viewing the LCD Password via Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Connecting to an FTP Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Upgrading Library Firmware via FTP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Creating a Diagnostic Listing via FTP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
CHAPTER 8
MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Using Touch-up Paint on the Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Cleaning the Library. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Installing or Replacing a Tape Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Preparing for Replacement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Removing the Tape Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
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Removing the Drive’s Service Access Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Installing the Tape Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Resuming Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Returning the Library for Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Preparing the Library for Shipping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Removing the Library from the Rack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Packing the Library. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
CHAPTER 9
TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Problems with Library Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Problems with Tape Drive Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Problems with Library Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
APPENDIX A
SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Overall Specifications for the Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Power Cord Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
SCSI Cable and Terminator Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
SCSI Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
SCSI Cable Length. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
SCSI Terminator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Ethernet Cable Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
APPENDIX B
SCSI CONFIGURATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
SCSI Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
SCSI Bus Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
LVD SCSI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wide SCSI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SCSI IDs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SCSI Bus Termination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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APPENDIX C
BAR CODE LABEL SPECIFICATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bar Code Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checksum Character . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Encodation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Quiet Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Optical Specification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Label Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Volume Identifier Formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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APPENDIX D
ERROR CODES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
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The Plasmon V30 Tape Library. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Tape Drive Carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
V30 Front Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
V30 Back Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
V30 Internal Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
V30 Front Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
V30 Magazine Packing Material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
AME Data Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Barcode Label Placement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Data Cartridge Write Protect Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Removing Magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Installing Data Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Installing a Cleaning cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Installing Cartridges in the Magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Inserting the Magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
SCSI Bus Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
SCSI Bus Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Power Cord Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
V30 Operator Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
V30 Menu Structure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Ethernet Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Ethernet LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Opening the Entry/Exit Port Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Removing the Entry/Exit Port Caddy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Inserting a Cartridge in the Caddy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Replacing the Entry/Exit Port Caddy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Opening the Front Door. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Removing the Magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Replacing the Magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
V30 Element Indexes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
AIT-2 Tape Drive Status Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
AIT-3 Tape Drive Status Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Tape Drive Unload Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Serial Port Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
SCSI Connectors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Removing the Tape Drive Carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Removing the Tape Drive Service Access Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Installing a Tape Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Removing Rack Mount Bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
List of Figures
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Removing Library from Rack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing Magazine Packing Material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Packing the V30 Library (a) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Packing the V30 Library (b) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Packing the V30 Library (c) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Packing the V30 Library (d) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Packing the V30 Library (e) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Packing the V30 Library (f) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ethernet Port Pin Locations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Accessories and Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Main Menu Selections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Operator Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Library Configuration Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Ethernet Configuration Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Ethernet Security Screens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Robot Control Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Sequential Mode Loop Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Sequential Mode Restart Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Cartridge Inventory Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Command Menu Selections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
System Statistics Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
System Sensor Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
AIT-2 Tape Drive Status Light Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
AIT-3 Tape Drive Status Light Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Drive Display Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Drive Status Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Plasmon V30 Tape Library Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Ethernet Port Pin Assignments and Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
V30 Operator Panel LCD Error Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
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C HAPTER 1
P RODUCT OVERVIEW
Congratulations on selecting the Plasmon V30 AIT-2 or AIT-3 tape library. Your new library provides
unattended data storage, archiving, backup, and retrieval for midrange and high-end workstations,
servers, and networks. The V30 library can store up to three terabytes (TB) of information with a data
transfer rate of 12 megabytes (MB) per second, even more using compression.
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Library Features
The Plasmon V30 library includes the following features:
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Independent Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) controllers. The library and tape
drives each support independent sets of SCSI messages and commands, and are available
in a wide, low-voltage differential (LVD) SCSI configuration. The wide SCSI configuration
allows up to 16 devices to be attached to a single SCSI bus.
•
Up to four AIT tape drives (cannot mix AIT-2 and AIT-3 drives in same library). These drives
are installed in drive carriers, which allow for easy removal and installation. As shown
below, the back panel of each drive carrier includes a fan to maintain the operating
temperature and SCSI connectors for connection to the SCSI bus.
Drive carrier
Fan
SCSI connectors
Figure 2. Tape Drive Carrier
•
Storage for up to 30 cartridges. Two 10-slot magazines and 10 fixed slots inside the library
accommodate up to 30 cartridges.
•
Removable cartridge magazines. The library includes two magazines, which are easily
accessible from the front panel and can also be used with an interlocking lid to store
cartridges outside of the library.
•
Entry/exit port. This port allows access to insert and remove a single cartridge without
opening the door and interrupting library operation.
•
A robotic cartridge handler (robot). The robot moves cartridges between storage slots,
drives, and the entry/exit port. As an option, the robot may also includes a barcode
scanner that can read labels on cartridges to maintain a cartridge inventory.
•
A liquid crystal display (LCD). The LCD on the front panel provides a way to monitor library
operations, select configuration options, and control the robot.
•
Plasmon Library Monitor software and Ethernet connector. As an option, some models
include an Ethernet connection and Library Monitor software, which can be installed on the
host computer to provide remote monitoring of the library. The software provides a way to
check the library’s status information from a remote location, create diagnostic listings,
and upgrade firmware. With Library Monitor, up to 10 remote client users can
simultaneously access library information without interrupting library operation.
•
Tabletop or rack-mount configuration. The library is designed as a tabletop unit, but can
also be mounted in a standard 19-inch rack if desired. Rack-mounting kits are available
from Plasmon.
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Library Components
This section provides an overview of the library components.
Front Panel Components
LCD
Keypad
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Figure 3. V30 Front Panel Components
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Door. The door allows manual access to the library’s internal components, including the
tape drives and cartridges. The door is secured by a solenoid-activated, electronic locking
system.
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LCD and keypad. The front panel includes a keypad and a two-line, 32-character LCD. The
LCD and keypad allow access to view the operational status of the library, access a menu
of operations, and view messages.
•
Entry/exit port. The entry/exit port provides access to a caddy, which mechanically inserts
or removes a single cartridge without opening the front door.
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Back Panel Components
Service
access
cover
Library SCSI
connectors
Ethernet port
9-pin
serial port
Drive carrier
Fan
Power entry
module
Figure 4. V30 Back Panel Components
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Drive carrier and service access cover. Accessible from the back panel, each tape drive
carrier includes a fan and two SCSI connectors. If the library contains only one tape drive,
the unused drive slot is protected by a service access cover.
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Fans. The fans reduce the library’s operating temperature.
•
Power entry module. The power entry module includes the AC power connector and power
switch.
•
9-pin serial port. A service technician can use the serial port to perform diagnostic
procedures or upgrade firmware.
•
Ethernet port (optional). The Ethernet port allows you to connect the library to a 10/
100BaseT Ethernet network.
•
Library SCSI connectors. The SCSI connectors allow you to connect the library to the
SCSI bus.
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Internal Components
Robot
Magazines
Tape drive
Fixed
cartridge slots
Figure 5. V30 Internal Components
•
Tape drives. The library can include up to four AIT-2 or AIT-3 tape drives, which are
housed in drive carriers (cannot mix AIT-2 and AIT-3 drives in same library).
•
Robot. The robotic cartridge handler (robot) moves cartridges between the cartridge slots,
the tape drives, and the entry/exit port. An optional laser barcode scanner attached to the
robot reads barcode labels on the cartridges, which enables the library to maintain
cartridge inventory information.
•
Fixed cartridge slots. The library contains 10 fixed cartridge slots next to the tape drives.
•
Magazines. The two removable magazines contain 10 slots each. The magazines include
design features to ensure that the cartridges are always inserted correctly and never fall
out.
WARNING
Removing a drive or access panel with the library powered on may
result in exposure to the 650 nm, 1.2 mW Class 2 pulsed radiation
laser scanner. Always power off the library and remove the AC power
cord before removing or installing an access panel or drive.
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C HAPTER 2
H ARDWARE INSTALLATION
This chapter describes how to install the library hardware, which includes the following steps:
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Unpacking the library
•
Obtaining accessories and equipment
•
Preparing for hardware installation
•
Preparing and installing cartridges
•
Connecting the library to a SCSI bus
•
Connecting the power cord
•
Powering on the library
•
Verifying the hardware installation
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Unpacking the Library
1. Remove the library from the packing materials, as shown in the unpacking steps printed on
the box.
2. Grasp the library’s front door by the top and pull it open, as shown in the following figure.
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Figure 6. V30 Front Door
3. From inside the door, remove the magazine on the left side by grasping the handle and
pulling it straight out, as shown in the following figure.
Packing material
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4. Remove the packing material from the magazine. Save all the original packing materials in
case you need to ship or move the library later.
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Obtaining Accessories and Equipment
Make certain you have all the accessories and equipment for library operation, as indicated in the table
below. Many of these items are included in the library accessories box at the top of the shipping carton. If
necessary, you can purchase these items from Plasmon (see Contacting Plasmon at the back of this
manual).
Table 1. Accessories and Equipment
Required Accessories and Equipment
Power cord
Included with the library.
SCSI cables
These items are included with the library. If you
want to use your own, see Appendix A for specifications.
SCSI bus terminator(s)
Barcode labels
For libraries that have barcode scanners, sample
barcode labels are included. For information
about preparing your own barcode labels, refer to
the Plasmon Barcode Label Specification for AIT
Cartridges.(1) For information about approved
barcode label vendors, visit www.plasmon.com.
Cartridges
If cartridges are not included with the library, contact Plasmon to purchase them.
Rack mount hardware
If you want to install the library in a rack, contact
Plasmon for the rack-mount kit, which contains all
the required hardware and instructions.
(1)
If you create your own barcode labels, be sure to follow the specification precisely. For best results, use a reliable vendor to create barcode labels.
Selecting Cartridges
The Sony SDX-500 AIT-2 or SDX-700 AIT-3 tape drive reads and writes to the highly reliable AME
cartridges for AIT-2 or AIT-3 drives. AIT-2 or AIT-1 cartridges may be used in an AIT-3 drive, but degrade
performance. AIT-1 cartridges may be used in an AIT-2 drive, but degrade performance. The drive
automatically ejects cartridges it does not support.
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Selecting Cleaning Cartridges
The Sony AIT tape drives do not require periodic cleaning with a separate cleaning cartridge except under
extreme environmental conditions. To clean the tape drive, use only an AIT cleaning cartridge made
exclusively for AIT technology tape drives. These can be purchased from Plasmon. See Contacting
Plasmon at the back of this manual.
Selecting Application Software
To obtain information about which software applications and operating systems work with the Plasmon
V30 library, visit the Plasmon web site (www.plasmon.com). You can install the software application on the
host computer before or after library installation. However, if you install the software first, you may need to
reconfigure it for use with the library.
NOTE
Libraries with an Ethernet configuration include a CD with Plasmon
Library Monitor software. This software monitors library operations
and status from a remote location. For information on installing this
software, see the readme file included with the CD. Also, follow the
instructions for Ethernet configuration in Chapter 4.
Preparing for Hardware Installation
Before you begin hardware installation, do the following:
•
Make certain the SCSI host bus adapter card installed in the host computer and the
application software are compatible with the Plasmon V30 software. Compatibility
information is available from www.plasmon.com.
•
Ensure that the work area is free from conditions that could cause electrostatic discharge
(ESD). Discharge static electricity from your body by touching a known grounded surface,
such as your computer’s metal chassis.
•
Locate an appropriate area for the library. The library must have a level surface near a
readily accessible outlet. In addition, there must be approximately 6 inches (15 cm) of
open area behind the library for adequate air flow.
•
If you want to install the library into a rack, contact Plasmon for a rack-mount kit, which
includes hardware and installation instructions. See Contacting Plasmon at the back of this
manual.
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WARNING
Before performing any installation or maintenance procedures, be
sure that the library power switch is in the off position and that the
power cord is disconnected from the library and the outlet.
WARNUNG
Vor der Ausfuhrung von Installations- oder Wartungsarbeiten ist
daraufzu achten, daß der Library-Netzschalter auf “Aus” gestellt ist
und daß das Anschlußkabel non der Library und der Steckdose
entfernt ist.
ATTENTION
Avant de procéder a l’installation ou a l’entretien, vérifiez que
l’interrupteur d’alimentation de la librarie se trouve en position “arret”
et que le cable d’alimentation ne soit pas branché a la librairie et a la
prise de courant.
Preparing and Installing Cartridges
This section describes how to prepare cartridges for use in the library and install cartridges in the fixed
slots and in magazines.
Preparing Cartridges
1. If your library includes a barcode scanner, you can affix barcode labels to the cartridges. To
do this, position the label using the ridge on the cartridge for guidance, as shown below.
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To ensure barcode labels are read accurately, use labels with
checksum characters. Also, make sure the Verify Barcode
Checksums option is turned on.
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2. Make sure the write-protect switches on the cartridges are set correctly, as shown in the
following figure. You can use a ball-point pen or similar instrument to set the write-protect
switch. If the red tab fills the window, the cartridge is write-protected.
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Installing Cartridges in Fixed Slots
1. Open the library door.
2. Remove each magazine by grasping the handles and pulling straight out.
Magazine
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3. Install cartridges into the fixed slots, with the write-protect switches down and facing out, as
shown in the following figure.
Fixed slot
Figure 12. Installing Data Cartridges
NOTE
If your software license limits the number of cartridge slots you can
use, you may need to configure the library to use less than 30 slots.
(Refer to Setting the Max Addressable Slot Option in Chapter 3.)
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4. If you plan to use a cleaning cartridge to clean the tape drive, place a cleaning cartridge in the
fixed slot closest to the tape drives, as shown in the following figure. To use this slot for a
cleaning cartridge, you must set the Clean Slot option during library configuration.
clean
Cleaning
cartridge
slot (optional)
Figure 13. Installing a Cleaning cartridge
NOTE
If you are using a cleaning cartridge, and you also set the Max
Addressable Slot option to less than 30 slots, place the cleaning
cartridge in the highest addressable slot. For example, if you
configure the library to use 14 slots, place the cleaning cartridge in
slot 14. (See Using Elements in Chapter 5 for the cartridge numbering
scheme.)
CAUTION
Use only cleaning cartridges specifically designed for AIT tape drives.
Using other types of cleaning cartridges will void your warranty.
Carefully follow all instructions and recommendations provided with
the cleaning cartridge.
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Installing Cartridges in the Magazines
1. Install cartridges in each magazine so that the write-protect switches are positioned on top,
next to the alignment guides, as shown in the following figure.
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Figure 14. Installing Cartridges in the Magazine
2. Insert each cartridge magazine into the library so that the plastic alignment guides are up (as
shown in the following figure) and the alignment grooves are down.
NOTE
The magazine fits only one way; do not try to force it into the library. If
the magazine does not slide in easily, check its orientation and reinsert it.
Magazine
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3. Close the library door.
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Connecting the Library to the SCSI Bus
This section provides general guidelines for connecting the library to the SCSI bus. The library includes up
to three SCSI devices: the library itself and two tape drives. Each device is a wide, low-voltage differential
(LVD) SCSI configuration.
CAUTION
Do not connect an LVD library to a high-voltage differential (HVD)
SCSI bus. Doing so may cause damage to the library or other devices
on the bus.
Before you begin connecting the library to the SCSI bus:
•
Read Appendix B if you are not completely familiar with connecting devices on a SCSI bus,
especially issues concerning LVD configurations.
•
Determine how many SCSI buses you will connect to the library and which bus you will
connect to which device.
•
Make sure you have the necessary SCSI cables and terminators. For information about
SCSI cable specifications, see Appendix A. If you need to order any of these items, see
Contacting Plasmon at the back of this manual.
•
Make certain the host computer and any peripheral devices are powered off.
CAUTION
To avoid damaging the tape drives, make sure the library is powered
off when you connect the library and tape drives to the SCSI bus.
Ensure that an ESD wrist strap is worn during any cable connecting
and any servicing procedures.
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To connect the library to the SCSI bus:
1. Connect the host’s SCSI cable to one of the library’s SCSI connectors, shown in the following
figure.
Tape drive
SCSI connectors
Library
SCSI connectors
Figure 16. SCSI Bus Connectors
NOTE
When you attach the SCSI cables to the SCSI connectors, tighten the
SCSI cable jack screws to no more than 2.0 inch-pounds (2.3 kg-cm)
of torque.
2. Connect other SCSI cables, as necessary, depending on your bus configuration. If the library
and tape drives will share one bus, use jumper cables to daisy-chain the library and tape
drive connectors, as shown in the illustration below. For the device at the end of the bus,
install a terminator on one of the SCSI connectors for that device.
Terminator
Jumper cables
Tape drive
SCSI connectors
Library
SCSI connectors
SCSI cable
(to host)
Figure 17. SCSI Bus Connections
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Connecting the Power Cord
The type of AC power cord supplied with the library depends upon the configuration ordered, and the
country of destination.
1. Make sure that the power switch on the back of the library is off (the 0 is pressed).
Power
switch
Power
connector
Figure 18. Power Cord Connection
2. Connect the female end of the power cord to the power connector on the back of the library.
3. Plug the male end of the power cord into the power source.
NOTE
The library has autoranging voltage selection, so you do not need to
change the voltage setting.
Powering on the Library
1. Make sure the library’s door is closed and latched.
2. Power on the host computer system.
NOTE
If your host system requires that attached peripheral devices are
powered on before the host, power on the library before you power on
the host.
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3. Push the power switch on the back of the library to the on position (the I is pressed).
Wait while the library performs its power-on sequence. During this time, the following activities occur:
•
The cooling fans begin to operate.
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The LCD illuminates and displays power-on messages.
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Each tape drive and the library perform a power-on self-test.
Verifying the Hardware Installation
After the library powers on, the LCD displays the Status Screen. As shown in the example below, the first
line of the Status Screen displays the product name and the second line shows status for the tape drive
(ready, no tape loaded). If another drive is installed, the second line continuously cycles through status
messages for Drive 1 and Drive 2.
NOTE
Drive 1 is the tape drive closest to the fixed cartridge slots; Drive 2 is
located directly to the right of Drive 1.
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If the library powered on as described above, continue with library configuration in Chapter 3.
If the library did not power on as described above, check the following:
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Is the power switch on?
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Is the power cord inserted correctly?
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Is the library door closed?
•
Is the SCSI bus terminated?
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Is the SCSI cable connected to the library and host computer?
•
Is the host computer system turned on?
•
Is there an error code displayed on the library LCD?
(See Appendix C.)
If you cannot resolve the problem yourself, contact Plasmon (see Contacting Plasmon at the back of this
manual).
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C HAPTER 3
CONFIGURATION
This chapter provides steps for configuring the library, as follows:
•
Start by reading the first section, Using the Operator Panel, for general information about
the keypad, LCD, and menus.
•
Then follow the instructions in Configuring the Library to set the SCSI IDs and other
configuration options.
•
Then follow the guidelines in Checking the Setup.
•
Finally, read Beginning Library Operations.
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Using the Operator Panel
The library includes a two-line LCD and keypad, called the operator panel, which allows you to interactively
control library operations. Using the operator panel (shown in the following figure), you can set library
options, check operating statistics, and diagnose errors.
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Status Screen
During normal operation, the Status Screen appears on the LCD. You can use this screen to monitor
library activities. By default, the Status Screen displays the current operating status of the library and tape
drives.
NOTE
As an option, some library models include an Ethernet connection and
Plasmon Library Monitor software. You can use this software to
monitor library operations remotely. For instructions on configuring
Ethernet, see Chapter 4.
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Menus
To access the menus, press [MENU] from the keypad. The first menu to appear is “Cartridge Inventory.”
You can then press the up and down arrow keys to loop through the menu options. If a menu contains a
triangle symbol (), you can either press [ENTER] to access another screen or menu, or you can change
values using the operator keys. A square symbol ( J ) indicates that the screen contains viewable
information only.
The menu structure for the library is shown below.
Main Menu
Status Screen
Cartridge
Inventory
Robot Mode
– SCSI
– LCD
– Sequent1
– Sequent2
– Sequent3
– Sequent4
– Console
Security
Ethernet Menu
(Optional)
SCSI Menu
– SCSI IDs
– Emulation Mode
– SCSI Parity
– Option
Config Menu
– Baud Rate Menu
– Clean Slot (xx)
– Option
– Autoclean Option
– Clean Cycles Left
– POST Bar Code
Scan Option
– Verify Barcode
Checksums
– Max Addressable
– Slot
– Ethernet
– Configuration
– Network Address
– IP Address
– Subnet Mask
– Gateway Addr
– Ethernet Security
– Read
– Write
– Bcast
– FTP Username
– FTP Password
Sequential Mode
– Loop
– Restart
– Next Cartridge
Command
Menu
Drive Menu
– Drive 1 Menu
– Drive 1 Status
– Drive 1 Display
– Connect serial to
Drive 1
– Clean Drive 1
– Drive 2 Menu
– Drive 3 Menu
– Drive 4 Menu
Library
Information
Lock/Unlock
Entry/Exit Port
– Move Cartridge
– Initialize Element
– Status
– Home Robot
– Park
– Position to Element
– Self Test
– Cycle Entry/Exit Port
– Cycle Pick/Put
– Cycle Reach
– Cycle X-Axis
– Cycle Wrist
– Cycle Solenoid
Demo Menu
Park and Unlock
for Shipping
– Code Version
– Library Serial
– Num
– System Statistics
– System Sensors
Figure 20. V30 Menu Structure
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The Main Menu selections are described in the following table:
Table 2. Main Menu Selections
Menu Selection
Description
Cartridge Inventory
Displays the library’s current cartridge inventory on three sequential
screens.
Security
(Enabled/ Disabled)
Allows you to enable or disable security from the LCD with a password.
This prevents unauthorized personnel from disrupting library operation
through either the LCD keypad or the SCSI bus.
Robot Mode
Displays the current robot control mode (SCSI, LCD, Sequent1,
Sequent2, Sequent3, Sequent4, or Console) and allows you to change
the mode.
Config (Configuration)
Menu
Allows you to change the serial port baud rate, set the autoclean function, reserve a fixed slot for a cleaning cartridge, choose whether the
library scans the cartridge barcode labels after power up, and set the
maximum number of slots the library uses and reports to the software.
SCSI Menu
Displays the SCSI IDs for the library and each drive. Allows you to set
the SCSI IDs, emulation mode, and SCSI parity checking.
Sequential Mode
Allows you to select options for sequential mode operation if you intend
to operate the library as a sequential stacker device.
Ethernet Menu
Allows you to configure the library for operation on an Ethernet network.
Note: If your library does not include an Ethernet port, this menu does
not appear on the LCD.
Library Information
Displays information about the library code versions, system statistics,
and system sensors.
Drive Menu
Allows you to view the status of each tape drive and the drive LCD messages. This menu also allows you to clean a drive.
Demo Menu
Allows you to run various demonstration programs to observe how the
library operates.
Command Menu
Allows you to issue commands for basic robot motion operations and
perform diagnostic tests.
Park and Unlock for
Shipping
Moves the robot to the park position for shipment and unlocks the door.
(Lock/Unlock) Entry/Exit
Port
Allows you to lock or unlock the entry/exit port.
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Operator Keys
Use the operator keys to perform the following actions:
Table 3. Operator Keys
Key
Description
Moves up, down, left, or right through the menus and screens, depending
on which directional arrow you press.
(Arrow keys)
[ESCAPE]
Returns to the previous menu or screen, or cancels an operation without
saving changes.
[ENTER]
Selects the item next to the screen arrow or accepts a change.
[STATUS]
Displays the Status Screen, which shows library status, tape drive status,
and operator messages.
[MENU]
Displays a menu of options for configuring the library, viewing information
screens, and issuing commands to the library.
[UNLOCK DOOR]
Stops robot operations and releases the door’s interlock mechanism. The
door can then be opened manually.
[RESET]
Displays the Reset menu, which allows you to reset the library, the library
and tape drives, or the drives individually.
Error Codes
If a hardware error occurs, an error code appears on the Status Screen, one frame at a time. Refer to
Appendix C for help in diagnosing and correcting errors. You must correct the error before operation can
continue.
Configuring the Library
This section describes how to set the library’s configuration options. Refer to the table below for an
explanation of each configuration item and determine which one you need to set. Then follow the
appropriate steps in this section to set those options.
NOTE
Ethernet configuration is described in Chapter 4. Control modes and
sequential mode configuration are described in Chapter 5.
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Table 4. Library Configuration Options
Configuration
Option
Description
SCSI Menu:
SCSI IDs
Setting SCSI IDs is required for library operation. View the default settings and change them if necessary.
Emulation Mode
Setting an emulation mode is required if your application software does
not support a V30.
SCSI Parity
By default, parity checking is enabled. If desired, you can disable parity
checking for the library if the SCSI adapter card connected to the
library does not support parity checking.
Configuration Menu:
Baud Rate
Setting a baud rate is only required for communicating over the serial
port for firmware upgrades and diagnostics.
Clean Slot
Autoclean
Clean Cycles Left
These three options allow you to set up automatic tape drive cleaning.
Note: To use automatic cleaning, a cleaning cartridge must be
installed.
POST Barcode Scan If your software application does not automatically scan barcode labels
when the library powers up or when the door is opened and closed,
you can set this option so the library automatically scans the labels. By
default, this option is turned off when the library is shipped.
Note: If the library does not include a barcode scanner, “N/A” appears
next to this option.
Verify Barcode
Checksums
This option instructs the library to look for barcode labels with checksum characters. If you plan to use barcode labels that include checksum characters, you should enable this feature. By default, this option
is turned off when the library is shipped.
Note: If the library does not include a barcode scanner, “N/A” appears
next to this option.
Max Addressable
Slot
This option allows you to configure the library so that it uses and
reports fewer slots than are physically present. This feature is useful
with software applications that base licensing on the number of slots
being used rather than the actual number of installed slots. If your software does not monitor the number of slots, you do not need to set this
option. By default, the library reports 30 slots.
Security Menu:
Security
By setting security, you prevent unauthorized personnel from disrupting the operation of the library through either the LCD keypad or the
SCSI bus.
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Setting the SCSI IDs
This section describes how to view the default SCSI IDs for the library and change them, if necessary.
NOTE
The library and tape drives must each have a unique SCSI ID within
each SCSI bus. Because you may have multiple buses, the library
does not check for duplicate SCSI IDs. It is your responsibility to make
sure you do not assign duplicate IDs within a bus.
To view and change the SCSI IDs:
1. If the security option is enabled, disable it.
2. From the operator panel’s keypad, press [MENU] to display the menus. The first menu item
to appear is “Cartridge Inventory”.
3. Press the down arrow key until “SCSI Menu” appears. The SCSI Menu screen shows the
current ID settings. In the example below, Drive 1 is set to 01, Drive 2 is set to 02, and the
library is set to 00.
SC S I
D0 1
Me n u
0 2
L 0 0
NOTE
Drive 1 is the tape drive closest to the fixed cartridge slots.
4. If these default IDs are correct for your library setup, you do not need to change the settings.
If you want to change the settings, continue with the following steps.
5. Press [ENTER]. The SCSI IDs screen appears.
SC S I
D0 1
I D s
0 2
L 0 0
6. Press [ENTER] again to display the next screen for changing the IDs.
I D s ?
D0 1
b
0 2
L 0 0
Æ
7. To select a drive or the library, use the left and right arrow keys to move the screen arrow (b)
across columns. For example, to select Drive 2, press the right arrow once to move the
screen arrow (b) under the second column. To change the ID, use the up and down arrow
keys to scroll through values.
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8. When you have set all the SCSI IDs, press [ENTER] to save your changes. The screen
displays a status message for each ID you changed. When the library has finished changing
the IDs, the SCSI IDs screen displays the new settings.
9. If desired, press [ESCAPE] to return to the SCSI menu.
Setting the Emulation Mode
This section describes how to configure the library so that it returns “EXB-210,” “EXB-480,“or “Exabyte
430“ in response to a SCSI INQUIRY command. You may need to set emulation if your software package
does not yet support the Plasmon V30, but does support one of these other libraries.
To set the emulation mode:
1. If the security option is enabled, disable it.
2. Display the SCSI Menu. If necessary, press [MENU] to display the menus (or return to the
top of the menu selections). Press the down arrow key until “SCSI Menu” appears on the
screen, then press [ENTER].
3. Press the down arrow key until “Emulation Mode” appears, as shown below. This screen
shows the current mode.
4 Emu l a t i o n
Mo d e :
No n e
4. Press [ENTER]. The following screen appears.
Emu l a t i o n
No n e
Mo d e ?
b
5. Use the up or down arrow key to select an emulation mode, then press [ENTER]. Select
“EXB-210” if your software supports the Exabyte 210 library; select “EXB-480” if your
software supports the Exabyte 480 library; select “Exabyte 430” if your software supports the
Exabyte 430 library.
6. If desired, press [ESCAPE] to return to the SCSI menu.
Setting the SCSI Parity Option
When the SCSI Parity option is enabled, the library checks all data coming across the SCSI bus for parity
(if the SCSI adapter card connected to the library supports parity checking). This setting remains in effect
across power cycles. By default, SCSI parity is turned on when the library is shipped.
NOTE
Parity checking for the library can also be enabled through the
application software by using the SCSI command, MODE SELECT.
The method used last to set parity checking (LCD or SCSI) has
precedence. Parity checking for the tape drives is set separately.
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To set parity checking:
1. If the security option is enabled, disable it.
2. Display the SCSI Menu. If necessary, press [MENU] to display the menus (or return to the
top of the menu selections). Press the down arrow key until “SCSI Menu” appears on the
screen, then press [ENTER].
3. Press the down arrow key until “SCSI Parity” appears, as shown below. This screen shows
whether parity is enabled (1) or disabled (0).
4 SCS I
P a r i t y
Op t i o n :
1
4. Press [ENTER]. The following screen appears.
SCS I
P a r i t y ?
1Ø
5. Use the up or down arrow key to select “1” to turn on parity checking or “0” to turn off parity
checking, then press [ENTER]. The screen shows the new setting.
Setting the Clean Slot Option
The Clean Slot option designates the right-most fixed cartridge slot (closest to the tape drives) as a
permanent storage location for a cleaning cartridge.
NOTE
If you change the Max Addressable Slot option, the location of the
cleaning slot also changes. The cleaning cartridge slot, if used, is
always the highest storage element address enabled. For example, if
you change the Max Addressable Slot option to 14, then the cleaning
slot will be 14.
To set the Cleaning Slot option:
1. If the security option is enabled, disable it.
2. Change the control mode to LCD.
3. Display the Config Menu. If necessary, press [MENU] to display the menus. Press the down
arrow key until “Config Menu” appears, then press [ENTER].
4. Press the down arrow key to display “Clean Slot Option,” then press [ENTER]. The Clean
Slot Option screen shows which slot is designated as the cleaning slot (30 in the example
below) and whether the option is on (1) or off (0).
4C l e a n
S l o t
Op t i o n :
( 3 0 )
0
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5.
Press [ENTER]. The following screen appears.
C l e a n i n g
S l o t
S l o t
3 0 ?
a t
0 ¦
6. Press the up or down arrow key to select “1,” which turns on the fixed cleaning slot option or
“0” to turn the option off, then press [ENTER]. The Clean Slot screen shows the current
selection.
Setting the Autoclean Option
The Autoclean option allows the library to automatically perform the cleaning process without interrupting
normal library operation. With Autoclean enabled, the library monitors the cleaning requirements of each
tape drive. When a drive indicates a “Needs Cleaning” status, the robot automatically removes the
cleaning cartridge from the cleaning cartridge slot and inserts it into the tape drive. After completing the
cleaning cycle, the library returns the cleaning cartridge to its slot and decreases the Clean Cycles Left
counter by one.
NOTE
If you enable Autoclean, make sure the cleaning option in your
software is turned off.
To set the Autoclean option:
1. If the security option is enabled, disable it.
2. Display the Config Menu. If necessary, press [MENU] to display the menus. Press the down
arrow key until “Config Menu” appears, then press [ENTER].
3. Press the down arrow key until “Autoclean Option” appears. This screen shows whether
Autoclean is enabled (1) or not (0).
4Au t o c l e a n
Op t i o n :
0
NOTE
To use Autoclean, the cleaning slot must contain a cartridge and the
Clean Slot option must be enabled.
4. Press [ENTER]. The following screen appears.
Au t o c l e a n
D r i v e s ?
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0 ¦
5. Press the up or down arrow key to select “1,” which turns on the Autoclean option, or “0” to
turn the option off, then press [ENTER].
NOTE
When the library’s Clean Cycles Left counter reaches zero, the library
disables Autoclean and displays a message on the Status Screen that
reminds you to replace the cleaning tape.
Setting the Clean Cycles Left Option
The Clean Cycles Left option is a counter that tracks the number of times a cleaning cartridge has been
used. When you install a new cleaning cartridge, you must use this option to set the number of cleaning
cycles that remain. After completing a cleaning cycle, the library automatically decreases the Clean Cycles
Left counter by one.
To set the Clean Cycles Left option:
1. If the security option is enabled, disable it.
2. Display the Config Menu. If necessary, press [MENU] to display the menus. Press the down
arrow key until “Config Menu” appears, then press [ENTER].
3. Press the down arrow key to display “Cleaning Tape Cycles Left.”
4C l e a n i n g
Cy c l e s
T a p e
L e f t :
1
NOTE
To set the Cleaning Cycles Left option, the cleaning slot must contain
a cartridge and the Clean Slot option must be enabled.
4. Press [ENTER]. The following screen appears.
C l e a n i n g
L e f t ?
Cy c l e s
1 ¦
5. Use the arrow keys to set the number of cleaning cycles that remain on the installed
cartridge, then press [ENTER].
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Setting the POST BarCode Scan Option
When the POST Barcode Scan option is enabled, the library automatically scans the barcode labels
whenever the library door is opened and closed or whenever the library powers up. By default, this option
is turned off. Enabling this option increases the amount of time the library requires to complete POST.
NOTE
If your library does not include a barcode scanner, the screen displays
“N/A” next to this option.
To turn on the POST Barcode Scan option:
1. If the security option is enabled, disable it.
2. Display the Config Menu. If necessary, press [MENU] to display the menus (or return to the
top of the menu selections). Press the down arrow key until “Config Menu” appears on the
screen, as shown in the following example. The second line of the Config Menu shows the
current baud rate and whether autoclean is enabled.
4Co n f i g
Me n u
1 1 5 2 0 0
CLN : C , 3 0
3. Press [ENTER].
4. Press the down arrow key until “POST Barcode Scan Option” appears. This screen shows
whether barcode scanning is enabled (1) or disabled (0).
4 POST
B a r c o d e
S c a n
Op t i o n :
0
5. Press [ENTER]. The following screen appears.
S c a n
b a r c o d e s
d u r i n g
POST ?
0
6. Use the up or down arrow key to select “1,” which turns on the option, or select “0” to turn the
option off. Press [ENTER]. The screen displays the new setting.
7. If desired, press [ESCAPE] to return to the SCSI menu.
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Setting the Verify Barcode Checksums Option
If you use barcode labels that contain checksum characters, you should enable the Verify Barcode
Checksums option. If you do not use barcode labels that include checksum characters or if you mix labels
containing checksum characters with labels that do not, you should turn off the Verify Barcode Checksums
option. By default, this option is turned off.
NOTE
If your library does not include a barcode scanner, the screen displays
“N/A” next to this option.
You can determine whether your barcode labels contain checksum characters by contacting your vendor
or by following these steps:
1. Count the number of black bars on the label. (The number will be a multiple of 5.)
2. Divide this number by 5 to get the number of characters.
3. Subtract the number of human-readable characters on the label from the result of step b. If
the result is 2, the label does not include a checksum character; if the result is 3, the label
includes a checksum character.
To set the Verify Barcode Checksums option:
1. If the security option is enabled, disable it.
2. Display the Config Menu. If necessary, press [MENU] to display the menus (or return to the
top of the menu selections). Press the down arrow key until “Config Menu” appears on the
screen, then press [ENTER].
3. Press the down arrow key until “Verify Barcode Checksums” appears, as shown below. This
screen shows whether this option is enabled (1) or disabled (0).
4Ve r i f y
B a r c o d e
Ch e c k s ums :
0
4. Press [ENTER]. The following screen appears.
Ve r i f y
B a r c o d e
Ch e c k s ums ?
0
5. Use the up or down arrow key to select “1,” which turns on the option, or select “0” to turn the
option off. Press [ENTER]. The new setting appears on the Verify Barcode Checksums
screen.
6. If desired, press [ESCAPE] to return to the SCSI menu.
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Setting the Max Addressable Slot Option
You can use the Max Addressable Slot option to configure the library so that it uses and reports fewer slots
than are physically present. When the Max Addressable Slot is set to a value less than 30 (the default), the
library will not allow any commands with source or destination element addresses greater than that
number. This option is useful with software applications that base licensing on the number of slots being
used rather than the actual number of installed slots.
To set the Max Addressable Slot option:
1. If the security option is enabled, disable it.
2. Change the control mode to LCD.
3. Display the Config Menu. If necessary, press [MENU] to display the menus (or return to the
top of the menu selections). Press the down arrow key until “Config Menu” appears on the
screen, then press [ENTER].
4. Press the down arrow until “Max Addressable Slot” appears, as shown below. This screen
shows the current value (30).
4Ma x
Ad d r e s s a b l e
S l o t
3 0
5. Press [ENTER]. The following screen appears.
Ma x
Ad d r e s s a b l e
S l o t ?
3 0 ↓
6. Use the up or down arrow key to select the desired slot number, then press [ENTER]. The
screen displays the new setting.
7. If desired, press [ESCAPE] to return to the SCSI menu.
Setting the LCD Security Option
The library’s security option allows you to prevent unauthorized personnel from disrupting the operation of
the library. You can enable or disable security in either of two ways:
•
LCD security. You can set the security option from the LCD, as described in this section.
•
SCSI security. The application software can issue a SCSI MODE SELECT command to turn
security on or off, as described in the Plasmon SCSI Reference (or see your software
documentation).
Whichever method you use to enable security (LCD or SCSI), you must also use it to disable security. That
is, if you enable security from the LCD, you must disable it from the LCD. If security is enabled by the
application (SCSI), it must be disabled by the application.
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When you enable security, operators cannot perform the following activities:
•
Changing the robot control mode
•
Changing configuration settings (except baud rate)
•
Changing the SCSI Menu options
•
Changing the Ethernet options
•
Cleaning the tape drives
•
Using the Demo Menu
•
Using the Command Menu
•
Unlocking the entry/exit port (LCD security only)
•
Unlocking and opening the front door (LCD security only)
If you attempt to perform any of these operations when security is enabled, the library displays a message
that states security is active.
Enabling Security from the LCD
1. Display the Security screen. If necessary, press [MENU] to display the menus (or return to
the top of the menu selections). Press the down arrow key until “Security” appears on the
screen, as shown below. This screen shows whether security is currently enabled or
disabled.
4 S e c u r i t y
D i s a b l e d
2. Press [ENTER]. An informational message appears, then the following screen appears.
P a s s wo r d ?
0 0 0
←
b
Æ
3. Use the left and right arrow keys to move across the columns. Use the up and down arrow
keys to select a number. When you have selected a password, press [ENTER]. A prompt
similar to the one below appears.
P a s s wo r d :
0 0 0
Ac c e p t ?
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4. Press [ENTER] to accept the new password. The Security Screen then displays “LCD
Password”. (Security remains in effect across resets.)
NOTE
You must use the same password to turn security off.
Disabling Security from the LCD
1. Display the Security screen. If necessary, press [MENU] to display the menus (or return to
the top of the menu selections). Press the down arrow key until “Security” appears on the
screen, as shown below. If security is enabled, “LCD Password” appears on this screen.
NOTE
Security may have been enabled by your application using a SCSI
command (the LCD will display “SCSI”). If this is the case, security
must be disabled by your application. Refer to your software
documentation or to the Plasmon SCSI Reference.
4 S e c u r i t y
LCD
P a s s wo r d
2. Press [ENTER]. The following screen appears.
P a s s wo r d ?
0 0 0
←
b
Æ
3. Use the left and right arrow keys to move across the columns. Use the up and down arrow
keys to select a number. Press [ENTER]. Security is then disabled.
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Checking the Setup
After you install the library hardware (described in Chapter 2) and configure the library (described in this
chapter), check the setup by performing the suggested exercises below. While these exercises are not
required, it is a good idea to verify that your software and hardware are properly communicating before you
begin operations.
•
Use the options on the Demo Menu or Command Menu to exercise the hardware. These
exercises help determine whether the library hardware components are operating properly.
See Performing Hardware Exercises in Chapter 5 for instructions.
NOTE
These hardware exercises require changing the control mode to LCD,
as described in Changing the Robot Control Mode in Chapter 5. When
you complete the exercises, be sure to change the library’s control
mode back to SCSI, which is the standard operating mode for the
library.
•
If you have not already done so, install the software application on the host computer.
Instruct the software to perform a cartridge load and unload operation for each tape drive.
This test helps determine whether the software and library are communicating properly.
•
Back up several megabytes of data to each tape drive and perform a comparison check on
the backed up data. This determines whether the software and tape drives are
communicating properly.
If the library and tape drives are not operating as expected, see Chapter 9 for troubleshooting information.
If there is an error code displayed on the LCD, see Appendix C. If you cannot resolve the problem yourself,
contact Plasmon (see Contacting Plasmon at the back of this manual).
Beginning Library Operations
Before you begin library operations, check the following:
•
The robot gripper does not contain a cartridge.
•
The cartridge magazines are installed.
•
The library door is closed.
•
The library is in the proper control mode.
SCSI is the standard operating mode.
When you have successfully completed the hardware installation and library configuration, use the
application software to perform backup and restore operations automatically. During normal library
operations, you do not need to intervene in the cartridge processing. However, for occasional tasks you
may need to perform, refer to Chapter 5 Library Operation, and Chapter 6 Tape Drive Operation.
In addition, if your library includes the Plasmon Library Monitor software and you want to use it to monitor
library operations remotely, follow the instructions in Chapter 4 Ethernet Configuration.
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C HAPTER 4
ETHERNET CONFIGURATION
As an option your library may include an Ethernet connection. You can use this connection to remotely
view the library’s operation using the Library Monitor software, and to access the library’s firmware via
FTP. (For more information about upgrading firmware, see Chapter 7.)
This chapter describes the following:
•
Configuring the library for use with Ethernet
•
Viewing the Ethernet Security screens
•
Connecting the Ethernet cable
•
Monitoring the Ethernet LEDs
NOTE
For libraries that include an Ethernet connection, a Library Monitor
software CD is also included in the library shipment. For software
installation instructions, refer to the readme file on the CD. (The
Library Monitor software can be installed before or after Ethernet
configuration.)
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Setting Ethernet Addresses
This section describes how to set the network addresses that will enable the library to communicate in the
Ethernet network. For more detailed information about these addresses, see the table on the next page
and the readme file for the Library Monitor software.
NOTE
If your library does not include an Ethernet configuration, the Ethernet
screens are not available from the LCD.
To set the Ethernet addresses:
1. From the operator panel keypad, press [MENU] to display the menus. Press the down arrow
key until “Ethernet Menu” appears on the screen. This menu shows the current Ethernet
addresses, similar to the ones in the following example.
4 E t h e r n e t
Me n u
S 0 0 0 . 0 0 0 .
0 .
0
2. Press [ENTER]. The Ethernet Configuration menu appears, as shown below.
4 E t h e r n e t
Co n f i g u r a t i o n
3. Press [ENTER]. The Network Address screen appears.
4Ne t wo r k
Ad d r e s s : S t a t i c
There are four screens for setting Ethernet configuration options: Network Address, IP
Address, Subnet Mask, and Gateway Address. Each is described in the following table.
4. For each screen, press [ENTER] to display another screen for setting values, use the arrow
keys to select the values, then press [ENTER] when you are done.
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Table 5. Ethernet Configuration Options
Ethernet
Address
Description
Network address
Selects the method used to set the Internet Protocol
(IP) address of the library, as follows:
Static – The library uses a fixed IP Address, which is
assigned in the IP Address field, described below.
DHCP – The library uses an IP address assigned by
the network DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server.
Plasmon recommends using a Static IP address.
IP Address
Sets the IP address of the library, which acts as a
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
device in the network, or displays the IP address
obtained by the DHCP server.
Subnet Mask
Sets the subnet (subnetwork) mask, a set of numbers
that allows communication to be routed to designated
devices within the network.
Note: This option displays “N/A” if the network
address is set to DHCP.
Gateway Address
Sets the default TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) gateway address, which allows
communication to be routed outside the subnet.
Note: This option displays “N/A” if the network
address is set to DHCP.
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Viewing the Ethernet Security Screens
The Ethernet security screens allow you to view the read-only values for the following community access
strings: Read, Write, and Broadcast. Community strings provide security for Simple Network Management
Protocol (SNMP) communication. Ethernet security also contains information about the user name and
password for the secure transfer of library and Ethernet firmware upgrades via File Transfer Protocol
(FTP).
To view the Ethernet security screens:
1. From the operator panel keypad, press [MENU] to display the menus. Press the down arrow
key until “Ethernet Menu” appears on the screen.
4 E t h e r n e t
Me n u
S 0 0 0 . 0 0 0 .
0 .
0
2. Press [ENTER]. The Ethernet Configuration menu appears, as shown below.
4 E t h e r n e t
Co n f i g u r a t i o n
3. Press the down arrow until “Ethernet Security” appears.
4 E t h e r n e t
S e c u r i t y
4. Press [ENTER]. The first screen to appear is shown below.
nR e a d :
“ P u b l i c “
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The following table describes each Ethernet security screen:
NOTE
If security is enabled (either from the LCD or SCSI), these options
display asterisks (****).
Table 6. Ethernet Security Screens
Ethernet Security
Description
Read
Displays the alphanumeric string for the Read Community contained in the SNMP administration framework. The default is “public”.
Write
Displays the alphanumeric string for the Write Community contained in the SNMP administration framework. The default is “public”.
Bcast (Broadcast)
Displays the alphanumeric string for the Broadcast
Community contained in the SNMP administration
framework. The default is “public”.
FTP User
Displays the FTP user name, up to 20 characters.
The default is “anonymous”.
FTP PW (Password)
Displays the FTP password, up to 20 characters. The
default is “Plasmon”.
Connecting the Ethernet Cable
This section describes how to connect the library to the server by attaching an Ethernet cable to the
Ethernet port. The Ethernet port is located on the back of the library, as shown in the following figure. (For
Ethernet cable specifications, see Appendix A.)
Ethernet
port
Figure 21. Ethernet Connector
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To connect the Ethernet cable:
1. Insert one end of the cable into the Ethernet port until you hear it snap into place.
2. Connect the other end of the cable to the server where you plan to install the Plasmon Library
Monitor software.
Monitoring the Ethernet LEDs
The Ethernet light-emitting diodes (LEDs) indicate the operating status of the Ethernet connection. The two
LEDs are shown below.
Activity LED
Link LED
(green)
(amber)
Figure 22. Ethernet LEDs
The Link LED turns on when a link to the network is established. The Activity LED blinks when data
transmission or reception is taking place.
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LIBRARY
C HAPTER 5
OPERATION
This chapter describes the following library operations you may need to perform:
•
Replacing cartridges and magazines
•
Storing cartridges
•
Changing the robot control mode
•
Operating the library in sequential mode
•
Viewing the cartridge inventory
•
Resetting the library
•
Performing hardware exercises
•
Displaying information about the library
NOTE
The application software automatically controls the library’s robotics to
perform backup and restore operations. Normally you do not need to
intervene in the cartridge processing. However, you may occasionally
need to perform the tasks described in this chapter.
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Replacing Cartridges and Magazines
This section describes the following:
•
Replacing cartridges by using the entry/exit port
•
Replacing magazines by opening the front door
Replacing Cartridges Using the Entry/Exit Port
To replace individual cartridges in the library, use the entry/exit port on the front of the library:
1. If the security option is enabled, disable it.
2. Change the control mode to LCD.
3. Use the Move Cartridge command to move a cartridge from one of the storage slots to the
entry/exit port. For instructions on using the Move Cartridge command, see Using the
Command Menu in this chapter. For the element numbering scheme, see Using Elements in
this chapter. The entry/exit port is element number 81.
4. From the operator panel’s keypad, press [MENU] to display the menus, then press the up
arrow until “Unlock Entry/Exit Port” appears (shown below). Press [ENTER] to unlock the
entry/exit port.
U n l o c k
E n t r y / E x i t
P o r t
5. Rotate the entry/exit port door, from left to right.
Figure 23. Opening the Entry/Exit Port Door
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6. Press the top and bottom buttons to release the entry/exit port caddy, then pull it out.
Figure 24. Removing the Entry/Exit Port Caddy
7. Insert the cartridge in the caddy, with the write-protect switch facing out, as shown below.
Figure 25. Inserting a Cartridge in the Caddy
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8. Press the top and bottom buttons on the entry/exit port caddy, then insert the caddy back into
the entry/exit port. Make sure the write-protect switch is at the bottom.
Write-Protect Switch at Bottom
Figure 26. Replacing the Entry/Exit Port Caddy
9. Close the entry/exit port door.
10. From the operator panel’s keypad, display “Lock Entry/Exit Port” and press [ENTER].
11. Use the Move Cartridge command to move a cartridge from the entry/exit port to a storage
slot or tape drive. See Using Elements in this chapter for the element numbering scheme.
12. If necessary, re-enable security and change the control mode back to its original operating
mode.
Replacing Magazines by Opening the Front Door
You can replace magazines by opening the front door.
NOTE
When you open and close the library’s front door, the library performs
a cartridge inventory process, which may take up to 80 seconds. If
you only need to replace individual cartridges, see Replacing
Cartridges using the Entry/Exit Port in this chapter.
Opening the Front Door
1. If the security option is enabled, disable it.
2. On the operator panel’s keypad, press the [UNLOCK{DOOR] button. At the Unlock Door
prompt, press [ENTER].
3. Wait while the library moves the robot to the park position (at the far right).
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CAUTION
Do not force the door open. The door’s interlock mechanism may be
prevented from releasing by security or by the application software.
4. Pull open the door as shown in the following figure.
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Removing/Replacing the Magazines
1. From inside the door, remove the magazine by grasping the handle and pulling it straight out.
Magazine
handle
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2. If desired, replace cartridges in the magazines (see Installing Cartridges in the Magazine in
Chapter 2).
3. Insert the magazine into the library so that the plastic alignment guides are up (as shown in
the following figure) and the alignment grooves are down. The magazine can only be
inserted one way; do not try to force it into the library.
Magazine
alignment guides
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Figure 29. Replacing the Magazine
Closing the Front Door
1. Close the front door. Make sure it is closed completely so that the door locks can engage.
The door locks automatically.
2. If necessary, re-enable security.
Storing Cartridges
To maximize the shelf life of your tapes and ensure data integrity, follow these guidelines when storing
cartridges:
•
Store cartridges in a suitable environment. Follow the specifications for storage
temperature and other environmental requirements, as described on the cartridge
packaging. Do not allow the temperature and humidity in the storage environment to
fluctuate.
•
Keep the storage location as free of airborne particulates as possible. To eliminate
obvious sources of particulates, do not permit anyone to smoke, eat, or drink near the
storage area, and do not store cartridges near a copier or printer that may emit toner and
paper dust.
•
Store cartridges with the write-protect switch in the protected position.
•
Store cartridges as soon as possible after you remove them from the library. Immediate
storage helps avoid many of the conditions that can damage tapes, such as temperature
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and humidity fluctuation, particulate contamination, and excessive handling.
•
If possible, store cartridges in a cartridge magazine. In the cartridge magazine,
cartridges are protected from airborne contaminants by a clear plastic cover. With the
cover in place, the magazines can be stacked on top of each other to make the most
efficient use of storage space.
Changing the Robot Control Mode
To determine which interface will control robot motion, you can set the library to one of the following control
modes: SCSI, LCD, Sequent1, Sequent2, Sequent3, Sequent4, or Console. These control modes allow
you to operate the library with the application software (SCSI), operate the library as a stacker device
(Sequent1, Sequent2, Sequent3, and Sequent4), or perform diagnostic functions on the library (LCD or
Console). The standard operating mode is SCSI, which is also the default setting for the library.
NOTE
Control mode settings remain set through power cycles.
Control modes are described in the following table:
Table 7. Robot Control Modes
Control Mode
Description
SCSI mode
For the application software to control library operations,
you must set the library to SCSI mode. In this standard
operating mode, the application software controls the
motion of the robot by issuing SCSI commands across
the SCSI bus.
Note: The application software can issue commands to
the library regardless of the control mode. However, the
library must be in SCSI mode for the software to control
robot motion.
LCD mode
If you want to perform any operations from the operator
panel that involve moving the robot, you need to set the
library to LCD mode.
Sequent1,
Sequent2,
Sequent3,
and Sequent4
In these modes, the robot picks all cartridges sequentially, from the first cartridge in the magazine through the
last cartridge in the fixed slots (or the last data cartridge
slot specified by the Max Addressable Slot option). In
Sequent1 mode the cartridges are processed in drive 1
only. In Sequent2 mode, the cartridges are processed in
drive 2 only, and so on for Sequent3 and Sequent4.
Console mode
When the library is operating in Console mode, you can
control the motions of the robot from the library’s Console
program. For more information about the Console program, see Chapter 7.
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To change the control mode:
1. If the security option is enabled, disable it.
2. Press [MENU] to display the menus, then press the down arrow until “Robot Mode” appears.
The Robot Mode screen shows the currently activated mode.
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Mo d e
SCS I
3. Press [ENTER]. An informational message appears, then the following screen appears.
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Mo d e ?
SCS I
b
4. Use the arrow keys to select the desired mode and press [ENTER]. The screen shows the
new selection.
Operating the Library in Sequential Mode
When the library is operating in sequential mode, its internal firmware instructs the robot to move
cartridges sequentially between the cartridge slots and one of the tape drives. Sequential mode is useful
with software applications that support functions performed by the tape drive but not functions performed
by the library robotics.
When you select a sequential mode from the Robot Mode screen, you choose which drive the library uses
(Drive 1 for Sequent1, Drive 2 for Sequent2, Drive 3 for Sequent3, or Drive 4 for Sequent4); the library
uses only one tape drive when operating in sequential mode.
In sequential mode, the library performs the following steps:
1. Picks the cartridge from slot 1 and places it in the tape drive specified by the control mode. If
the slot is empty, the robot picks the next cartridge in the magazine.
2. Waits until the tape drive ejects the cartridge, then returns the cartridge to its original slot.
3. Repeats these steps for the next cartridge until it has processed all of the cartridges.
4. Returns to the first cartridge and begins the process again or stops, depending on how the
Loop option is set. The Loop option is described in the next section, Sequential Options.
Sequential Options
To customize how sequential mode works, you can set the Loop, Restart, and Next Cartridge options.
These options are not affected by a reset or power cycle.
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Loop Option
The Loop option determines what the library does after it has finished processing the last cartridge in a
sequence. As shown in the following table, the library can either loop back to the first cartridge in the
sequence and start processing the cartridges again or stop and wait for operator intervention. (Operator
intervention typically means opening the library’s door, removing the cartridge magazine, installing a new
magazine, and closing the door.)
Table 8. Sequential Mode Loop Option
If Loop is...
The Library...
On
Returns to cartridge 1 and starts processing the cartridges again.
Off
Stops processing cartridges, displays a message on the Status Screen
indicating that sequential mode is done, and waits for operator intervention.
Restart Option
The Restart option determines where the library restarts after it is reset or power cycled, or after the door is
opened and closed. The library can restart either at the beginning of the cartridge sequence or where it left
off when the interruption occurred.
As shown in the following table, the Restart option determines what the library does next.
Table 9. Sequential Mode Restart Option
If Restart is...
The Library...
On
Restarts at slot 1.
Off
Resumes where it left off.
Before restarting, the library performs the following actions:
1. If the robot was moving a cartridge, it finishes the move. (This includes inserting the cartridge
into the tape drive if the robot was moving a cartridge to the tape drive.)
NOTE
If you attempt to open the door, the library will not release the door
interlock until it has completed the move.
2. The library performs a power-on self-test (POST). If you opened the door, the library performs
its POST after you close the door.
3. If a cartridge is in the tape drive, the robot waits for the cartridge to be ejected, then returns it
to its original slot.
Next Cartridge Option
The Next Cartridge option allows you to interrupt sequential processing and specify that the next cartridge
the library selects is the cartridge in slot 1. If you want to resume sequential processing from the first
cartridge, select Next Cartridge from the Sequential Mode menu.
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Setting Sequential Mode Options
1. If the security option is enabled, disable it.
2. Press [MENU] to display the menus, then press the down arrow until “Sequential Mode”
appears. The Sequential Mode screen shows the current settings for the Loop option (L), the
Restart option (R), and the Next Cartridge option (N).
4 S e q u e n t i a l
L 0
R1
Mo d e
N0
3. Press [ENTER]. The Loop Option screen appears. The screen shows whether the Loop
option is on (1) or off (0).
4 L o o p
Op t i o n :
0
4. Press [ENTER] again to display the screen for changing the Loop option.
L o o p
Op t i o n ?
0 ¦
5. Use the up or down arrow key to change the setting, then press [ENTER]. The Loop Option
screen shows the new setting.
6. Press the down arrow key to display the Restart Option screen. The screen shows whether
the Restart option is on (1) or off (0).
4R e s t a r t
Op t i o n :
1
7. Press [ENTER] again to display the screen for changing the Restart option.
R e s t a r t
Op t i o n ?
1Ø
8. Use the up or down arrow key to change the setting, then press [ENTER]. The Restart
Option screen shows the new setting.
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9. Press the down arrow key to display the Next Cartridge Option screen.
4Ne x t
C a r t r i d g e :
1
10. Press [ENTER] to set the next cartridge to 1 or [ESCAPE] to cancel.
11. Press [ESCAPE] to return to the Sequential Mode screen.
Avoiding Interruptions
Although the library has effective methods for resuming operation, it is best to avoid interruptions when the
library is operating sequentially. In particular:
•
Do not reset or power cycle the library unless absolutely necessary. Reset the library
only to clear certain error conditions, and power off the library only to perform maintenance
or to store it. Avoid resetting or power cycling the library when a cartridge is in the tape
drive or the robot.
•
Do not open the door unless absolutely necessary. During operation, open the door only
to replace the magazine after the library has processed all the cartridges. Never force the
door. The library will not release the door until it has completed a cartridge move or load
already in progress. Certain applications may also prevent the door from being opened.
•
Do not remove a cartridge from the tape drive or insert a cartridge into the tape drive.
If you want to remove a cartridge, wait until the robot has placed it in the magazine before
removing it. If you want to add a cartridge, add it directly to the magazine.
Viewing the Cartridge Inventory
The Cartridge Inventory screens allow you to view information the library maintains for each storage
element (the magazine slots, the fixed slots, the tape drives, the entry/exit port, and the robot).
To view the cartridge inventory:
1. From the operator panel keypad, press [MENU] to display the menus. The first menu item to
appear is “Cartridge Inventory,” as shown in the following example.
C a r t r i d g e
I n v e n t o r y
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2. Press [ENTER] to display the first inventory information screen. Press the down arrow key to
display additional screens.
There are three screens that depict inventory information. The first screen depicts
information about the slots in the right-side magazine (M 1 through 10), for Drives 1 and 2
(D1 and 2).
M1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1
0
← „
D1 2b
Æ
„
The second screen is for the left-side magazine (L1 through 10) and the robot Drives 3 and 4
(D3 and 4).
L 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1
0
←
D3 4b
n n
Æ
The third screen is for the fixed cartridge slots (F1 through 10), the entry/exit port (E), and the
robot (R), as shown below.
F 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1
0
← „
n
E
Rb
Æ
On the second line of the cartridge inventory screens, these characters indicate the following
information:
•
A bar ( „ ) under the element number indicates that a cartridge is stored in that
element.
•
A blank space indicates that no cartridge is stored in that element.
•
A dash ( - ) indicates that the slot is not usable because it is beyond the value set for
the Maximum Addressable Element.
•
A question mark (?) indicates that the Occupied flag for that element is not valid.
3. To view information about a specific element, use the left and right arrow keys to move across
the columns. The underline indicates the currently selected element. For example, in the
screen above, the first fixed slot is selected (1).
4. After you select an element, press [ENTER] to display the Index and Type information for
this element. Use the up and down arrow keys to scroll through the fields.
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The following table provides a description of each field.
Table 10. Cartridge Inventory Fields
Cartridge
Inventory
Field
Description
Index:
Displays the element index.
Type:
Indicates the type of element: either a cartridge slot, drive, robot, or entry/exit
port (EEP).
Warning:
Displays 0 if there are no failures or errors associated with this element or displays an error code. See Appendix C for a list of error codes and corrective
actions.
Occupied:
Indicates whether the element contains a cartridge (1) or not (0).
Valid:
Indicates if the Occupied flag is accurate (1) or is questionable (0).
Accessible:
Indicates if the element is accessible (1) or not (0). If the element is a magazine slot, it is accessible if the magazine is installed. If the element is a tape
drive, it is accessible if the drive is installed in the drive bay and there is not a
cartridge loaded inside the drive.
Present:
Shows whether the tape drive or magazine is installed (1) or not (0) or if the
entry/exit port is locked (1) or unlocked (0).
Note: If the element references a slot, this flag indicates whether the corresponding magazine is installed.
Label/Valid:
Indicates whether the Label field is valid (1) or not (0).
Label Error:
Indicates if the barcode scan was successful (0) or displays an error condition:
60 – The barcode scanner could not read the barcode label because there
was no label on the cartridge.
62 – The barcode scanner could not read the label because the magazine is
not present.
64 – The barcode scanner could not read the label because of a problem with
the checksum character.
Sndvol Match:
(Send Volume
Match)
Indicates whether the cartridge label matched the template sent with the last
SCSI SEND VOLUME TAG command (1) or not (0).
Source:
Displays the index of the last storage element from which the cartridge was
moved. If the Source displays “255”, the cartridge in that element has not been
moved since the last reset.
Address:
Displays the SCSI element address.
Reserved:
Indicates whether the element is reserved by a host (1) or not (0).
Rsv Host ID:
Displays the SCSI ID of the host that has reserved the element (if it is
reserved).
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Cartridge
Inventory
Field
Description
Reserve ID:
Displays the ID that the element is reserved under. This is a number assigned
by a host when the reservation was made. If there is no reservation, the Reservation ID and Host ID columns display “0”.
X Axis:
Displays the distance the robot must move along the X axis to the specified
element location.
W Axis:
Indicates the direction the robot must face to access the element. A value of 0
indicates the robot must face the front of the library; a value of 500 indicates
the robot must face the back of the library.
Total Puts:
(Drive Loads:)
Shows the number of times the library placed a cartridge in that element. (If
the element is a slot, this field shows “Total Puts” since the last reset. If the element is a drive, it shows “Drive Loads” since the first power-on.)
Total Put Retries:
(Drive Reloads:)
Shows the number of times the library retried placing a cartridge in that element. (If the element is a slot, this field shows “Total Put Retries” since the last
reset. If the element is a drive, it shows “Drive Reloads” since the first poweron.)
Total Pick
Retries:
(Drive Pick
Retries:)
Shows the number of times the library retried picking from that element. (If the
element is a slot, this field shows “Total Pick Retries” since the last reset. If the
element is a drive, it shows “Drive Pick Reloads” since the first power-on.)
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Resetting the Library
Resetting the library causes it to perform its power-on self-test and check for the presence of the cartridge
magazine and cartridges. To reset the library, you can turn it off then back on again, or you can use the
front panel as described in this section.
CAUTION
Before resetting the library, make sure the library or tape drives are
not communicating across the SCSI bus. Resetting the library and
tape drives may disrupt communications on the SCSI bus.
CAUTION
Library and tape drive resets from the front panel do not cause
cartridges loaded in the tape drives to be ejected. If cartridges are in
the drives during a reset, make sure that it is safe to overwrite the
cartridges before performing a backup. If you perform a backup
without checking the loaded cartridges, you may lose important data
from a previous backup.
To reset the library from the operator panel:
1. From the library’s front panel, press the [RESET] key. The following screen appears.
4R e s e t
&
L i b r a r y
D r i v e s
2. If you want to reset the library and all the tape drives, press [ENTER] at this screen. Or, if you
want to reset the library only, use the down arrow key to display “Reset Library,” shown
below. Then press [ENTER].
4R e s e t
L i b r a r y
See Resetting a Tape Drive in Chapter 6 for information about resetting tape drives
individually.)
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3. At the confirmation prompt, press [ENTER] again. The library performs the reset operation.
NOTE
If the library is performing a cartridge move operation when it is reset,
it completes the move operation before it performs the power-on selftest.
Performing Hardware Exercises
This section describes hardware exercises you can perform from the operator panel. Many of the tasks
may be necessary if you want to test library hardware operations.
Hardware exercises are available from the Demo Menu and Command Menu. The Demo Menu provides
options for running the library in a continuous demo mode, where the robot randomly moves cartridges
between slots. The Command Menu provides options for performing specific robot movements.
NOTE
You can also perform diagnostics using the library’s Console interface
program. The Help screen in Console shows all the available
commands. For information, see Chapter 7.
Using Elements
Elements are the physical locations in the library that can accept a cartridge (the robot, the magazine slots,
the fixed slots, the entry/exit port, and the tape drives).
Element Indexes
Each element has an element index, which enables the library to identify the elements. Many LCD
functions require you to use element indexes. For example, to move a cartridge using the Diagnostics
Menu, you must specify the source and destination element indexes. The source is either a cartridge slot
or the tape drive where the robot will pick a cartridge. The destination is either the slot or the tape drive
where the robot will place the cartridge.
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The following diagram shows the element index assignments for the library.
Fixed Cartridge Slots
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
Tape Drive
29
30
82
83
84
Robot
Magazine 2
20
19
18
17
16
15
14
85
86
Magazine 1
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
81
Figure 30. V30 Element Indexes
Element Addresses
Your application software may use element addresses to identify elements in the library. The difference
between an element index and an element address is that an index is a fixed number set in the library’s
firmware, whereas an address can be changed by your application software (using the SCSI command,
MODE SELECT).
The library’s default element addresses correspond to the element indexes.
Using the Demo Menu
The Demo Menu causes the robot to randomly move cartridges from slot to slot, including the fixed
cartridge slots.
To run a demo:
1. If necessary, disable security.
2. Change the robot mode to LCD.
3. Make sure there is at least one cartridge present and one empty slot before you begin the
test.
4. From the operator panel keypad, press [MENU] to display the menus. Press the down arrow
key until “Demo Menu” appears, as shown below.
D e m o
Me n u
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5. Press [ENTER]. An informational message appears, then a Use Drive screen (select Yes or
No whether you want the tape drive used in the demo) and a Load Drive screen (select
whether you want cartridges loaded in the drive). Then the following screen appears.
0 0 0 0 0 1 0
¨
b
Æ
6. Use the arrow keys to set the number of moves (the left and right arrow keys move across the
columns; the up and down arrow keys change the numbers). Then press [ENTER].
7. The library begins the demo and displays status messages. If you want to abort a demo in
progress, press [ESCAPE].
Using the Command Menu
The Command Menu provides basic exercising functions for components in your library. Refer to the
diagram on the preceding page for the element indexes. These numbers correspond to the library
components and are necessary for some commands.
To use the Command Menu to exercise components:
1. If necessary, disable security.
2. Change the control mode to LCD.
3. From the operator panel keypad, press [MENU] to display the menus. Press the down arrow
key until “Command Menu” appears, as shown below.
C o mm a n d
Me n u
4. Press [ENTER]. The LCD displays the first command.
4Mo v e
C a r t r i d g e
5. Use the up or down arrow keys to select one of the commands (described in the following
table), then press [ENTER].
6. When the command is finished, the screen displays a status message. Press [ESCAPE] to
return to the Command Menu or to abort a command in progress.
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The following table describes each command.
Table 11. Command Menu Selections
Command
Description
Move Cartridge
Moves a cartridge from one location to another. You
must specify source and destination elements.
Important: Do not insert a cartridge in a tape drive. The
tape drive will not automatically eject the cartridge.
Initialize Element
Status
Scans cartridges and checks for cartridge presence.
Home Robot
Causes the robot to move to the home position, move in
front of the tape drives, then open and close its gripper.
Park
Moves the robot to the park position at the right side of
the library and rotates toward the back (facing the tape
drives).
Position to
Element
Positions the robot in front of a tape drive, fixed cartridge slot, or a magazine slot. You must specify the
destination element.
Self Test
Causes the robot to perform a self test, as follows:
Moves from its current position to a position in front of
Drive 1.
Rotates 180 degrees on the wrist axis and moves to a
position in front of slot 1.
Rotates 180 degrees on the wrist axis and returns to a
position in front of Drive 1.
Cycle Entry/Exit
Lock
Causes the entry/exit port to lock and unlock.
Cycle Pick/Put
Causes the robot to move in and out of a slot a specified number of times.
Cycle Reach
Causes the robot to move in and out on the reach axis.
Cycle X-Axis
Causes the robot to move left and right on the horizontal (X) axis.
Cycle Wrist
Causes the robot’s wrist to rotate from the rear-facing
position to the front-facing position.
Cycle Solenoid
Exercises the solenoid that controls the locking mechanism on the front door.
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Displaying Library Information
This section describes how to view the following library information:
•
Code (firmware) version and serial number
•
Statistics (data about robot operations and elements)
•
System sensors (data about the library’s mechanical sensors)
Viewing the Code Version and Serial Number
1. From the operator panel keypad, press [MENU] to display the menus. Press the down arrow
key until “Library Information” appears, as shown below.
L i b r a r y
I n f o rm a t i o n
2. Press [ENTER]. The screen displays the library code version, similar to the example below.
„ C o d e
Ve r s i o n
Vn . n . n
3. Press the down arrow key to display the serial number.
„ S e r i a l
Num :
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
4. Press [ESCAPE] to return to the SCSI menu.
Viewing Statistics
1. From the operator panel keypad, press [MENU] to display the menus. Press the down arrow
key until “Library Information” appears, as shown below.
L i b r a r y
I n f o rm a t i o n
2. Press [ENTER]. The screen displays the library code version. Press the down arrow key
twice until “System Statistics” appears, as shown below.
S y s t e m
S t a t i s t i c s
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3. Press [ENTER]. The first statistic to appear is Total Moves, as shown in the example below.
„
T o t a l
Mo v e s :
1 4 2 4 0 6
4. To display additional Statistics screens, press the down arrow.
The following table describes the information in the Statistics screen.
Table 12. System Statistics Screens
Description(1)
System Statistic
Total Moves
The number of times the robot has picked a cartridge
and placed it in a slot or tape drive.
Pick Retries
The number of times the robot retried picking a cartridge.
Put Retries
The number of times the robot retried placing a cartridge.
Rotate Retries
The number of times the robot retried rotating on the
wrist axis.
PTE Retries
The number of times the robot performed a position to
element (PTE) retry.
Powerup Count
The number of times the library has been power
cycled.
(1)Cumulative
over the life of the library.
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Viewing System Sensors
The System Sensors screen enables you to check the current status of the library’s internal mechanical
sensors.
To view system sensors:
1. From the operator panel keypad, press [MENU] to display the menus. Press the down arrow
key until “Library Information” appears, as shown below.
L i b r a r y
I n f o rm a t i o n
2. Press [ENTER]. The screen displays the library code version. Press the down arrow key until
“System Sensors” appears, as shown below.
S y s t e m
S e n s o r s
3. Press [ENTER]. The first screen to appear is Door Locked, as shown in the example below.
nDo o r
L o c k e d
1
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The following table describes the information in the System Sensors screens.
Table 13. System Sensor Screens
System Sensor
Description
Door Locked:
The front door is locked (1) or unlocked (0).
Door Closed 1:
The first front door sensor is on (1) or off (0).
Door Closed 2:
The second front door sensor is on (1) or off (0).
Cartridge Seated:
A cartridge is seated in the robot (1) or the robot is
empty (0).
Reach Position:
The robot fingers are closed (1) or open (2).
Magazine 1 Present:
The right-side magazine is installed (1) or
removed (0).
Magazine 2 Present:
The left-side magazine is installed (1) or
removed (0).
EEP Present:
The entry/exit port (EEP) caddy is installed (1) or
removed (0).
EEP Locked:
The entry/exit port (EEP) is locked (1) or
unlocked (0).
X Axis Home:
The robot is in the home position on the X axis (1)
or not (0).
X Axis EOT:
The robot is at the EOT (end of travel) position on
the X axis (1) or not (0).
Wrist Back:
The robot wrist position is toward the back of the
library (1) or not (0).
Wrist Front:
The robot wrist position is toward the front of the
library (1) or not (0).
Bay 1 Occupied:
through
Bay 4 Occupied:
There is a drive or drive blank installed in the drive
bay (1) or the drive bay is empty (0).
Note: Bay 1 is located next to the fixed slots.
Library Fan Fail:
The library’s fan is operational (0) or has failed(1).
Drive 1 Fan Fail:
through
Drive 4 Fan Fail:
The fan for the drive is operational (0) or has failed
(1).
Note: Drive 1 is located next to the fixed slots.
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TAPE D RIVE
C HAPTER 6
OPERATION
This chapter describes how to perform the following tasks:
•
Monitoring the tape drive status
•
Cleaning the tape drives
•
Ejecting a cartridge manually
•
Resetting a tape drive
NOTE
The application software automatically controls the tape drives to
perform backup and restore operations. You do not need to intervene
in the cartridge processing; however, you may need to occasionally
perform the tasks described in this chapter.
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Monitoring Tape Drive Status
You can monitor the status of the tape drives in several ways:
•
Reading the status light on the front of the drive
•
Viewing the library’s Drive Status screens
Reading the Tape Drive Status Light
The meaning of the status lights differ between the AIT-2 and AIT-3 tape drives. Both are illustrated and
explained below.
The following illustration shows the AIT-2 tape drive’s LED indicators.
Busy
Tape
Status
Figure 31. AIT-2 Tape Drive Status Indicators
The following table describes some of the AIT-2 tape drive LED states. For a complete listing of LED
states, contact Sony. To read the LEDs you must open the library door and remove the magazine in front
of the drive.
Table 14. AIT-2 Tape Drive Status Light Conditions
LED States
Condition
Busy (left) LED on
SCSI activity is occurring.
Tape (middle) LED on
Tape is loaded
Status (right) LED on
Cartridge is write-protected.
Tape LED is flashing
(0.25 seconds on; 0.25 seconds off)
Tape is loading or unloading.
Tape LED is flashing
(3.5 seconds on; 0.5 seconds off)
Error.
Status LED is flashing
(3.5 seconds on; 0.5 seconds off)
Cleaning is required.
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The following illustration shows the AIT-3 tape drive’s LED indicators.
Tape
Motion
Cleaning
Request
Replace
Tape
Figure 32. AIT-3 Tape Drive Status Indicators
The following table describes some of the AIT-3 tape drive LED states. For a complete listing of LED
states, contact Sony. To read the LEDs you must open the library door and remove the magazine in front
of the drive.
Table 15. AIT-3 Tape Drive Status Light Conditions
LED States
Condition
Tape Motion (left) LED on
Tape is loaded.
Tape Motion (left) LED flashing
SCSI activity is occurring.
Cleaning Request (middle) LED on
Cleaning is required.
Cleaning Request (middle) LED flashing
Cleaning activity is occurring.
Replace Tape LED (right) on.
Media error.
All LEDs flashing.
Hardware error.
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Viewing the Drive Display Screens
You can view additional information about the drive’s status from the Drive Display screens.
To view the Drive Display screens:
1. From the operator panel keypad, press [MENU] to display the menus. Press the down arrow
key until “Drive Menu” appears.
4D r i v e
Me n u
A I T
2. Press [ENTER]. The Drive 1 Menu appears, which shows the type of drive currently installed
in drive bay 1.
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1
Me n u
A I T
3. Use the up or down arrow key to select the menu of the drive for which you want to display
information, then press [ENTER]. (For example, to show information for Drive 1, select
“Drive 1 Menu.”) A screen similar to the example below appears.
4D r i v e
R e a d y
1
S t a t u s
T a p e
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4. Press the down arrow until “Drive n Display” appears, then press [ENTER].
Table 16. Drive Display Messages
Message
Condition
READY-NOTAPE
The tape drive is ready to accept a cartridge.
LOADING....
Tape is loaded
READY-TAPE
The tape drive has successfully loaded the tape and
is ready for read/write operations.
READING
The tape drive is reading data.
WRITING
The tape drive is writing data.
TAPE IN MOTION
The drive is moving tape.
SPACE FORWARD
The tape drive is performing a forward search.
REWIND
Rewind is in progress.
ERASE
The tape drive is erasing data on the tape.
UNLOADING
The tape drive is unloading a tape.
CLEAN DRIVE
The tape drive should be cleaned at the next convenient time.
CLEANING...
Cleaning is in progress.
Viewing the Drive Status Screens
From the Drive Status screens, you can view status information about the tape drives. These information
screens are updated whenever there is a change in drive status.
To display tape drive information:
1. From the operator panel keypad, press [MENU] to display the menus. Press the down arrow
key until “Drive Menu” appears.
4D r i v e
Me n u
A I T
2. Press [ENTER]. The Drive 1 Menu appears, which shows the type of drive currently installed
in drive bay 1.
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1
Me n u
A I T
3. Use the up or down arrow key to select the menu of the drive for which you want to display
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information, then press [ENTER]. (For example, to show information for Drive 1, select
“Drive 1 Menu.”) A screen similar to the example below appears.
4D r i v e
1
S t a t u s
R e a d y - NOTA P E
4. Press the down arrow until “Drive n Display” appears, then press [ENTER].
The following table describes the information in the Drive Status fields.
Table 17. Drive Status Screens
Status Field
Description
Type
Identifies the tape drive model.
Serial Number
Displays the drive’s serial number.
Inq Version
Displays the four-character Inquiry version returned
by the drive in response to a SCSI INQUIRY command.
Needs Cleaning
Indicates if the drive needs cleaning (1) or not (0).
Cart Status
Displays the status of the cartridge, if any, in this tape
drive.
Format
Displays the data format of the cartridge currently in
the tape drive.
Warning
Indicates if the drive is free of errors (0) or displays an
error code.
Present
Indicates whether a drive is not installed (0) or is
installed (1).
Access
Indicates if the drive is not present or there is a tape
inside the drive (0), or the drive is present and there is
no tape inside the drive (1).
Occupied
There is no cartridge loaded in the tape drive (0) or a
cartridge is loaded in the tape drive (1).
Occup Valid (Occupied Valid)
The door has been opened or some other interruption has occurred so the occupied information may not
be reliable (0) or the occupied information is reliable
(1).
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Cleaning the Tape Drives
When a drive does require cleaning, the library displays a cleaning message on the Status Screen. You
can clean the tape drives in several ways:
•
Use the Clean Drive option (as described in this chapter) to manually clean the drives when
the library or software notifies you to do so.
•
Use the Autoclean option (as described in Chapter 3) and store a cleaning cartridge in the
appropriate slot. The Autoclean option instructs the library to clean the tape drives
automatically when necessary and without disrupting normal library operations.
•
Set the cleaning option in your software application (if available) so that the software
monitors drive cleaning. If your application software supports automatic cleaning, store a
cleaning cartridge in the slot specified by the application.
•
Clean the drives manually by using the entry/exit port and the Move Cartridge command to
insert the cleaning cartridge (see Replacing Cartridges Using the Entry/Exit Port in
Chapter 5). The tape drive automatically performs the cleaning process and unloads the
cartridge when the process is complete (in several minutes). Use the Move Cartridge
command and the entry/exit port to remove the cleaning cartridge.
Setting Up for the Clean Drive Option
Before using the Clean Drive option, you must install a cleaning cartridge in the appropriate cleaning slot
and must set the drive cleaning options.
Using an Appropriate Cleaning Cartridge
For the cleaning operation, install an approved cleaning cartridge as described in the Hardware Installation
chapter.
Configuring the Library for Cleaning
Before beginning the procedure for drive cleaning, make sure you set the following configuration options:
•
Clean Slot option, which designates a permanent storage location for a cleaning cartridge.
See Setting the Clean Slot Option in Chapter 2.
•
Clean Cycles Left option, which is a counter that tracks the number of times a cleaning
cartridge has been used. When you install a new cleaning cartridge, you must use this
option to set the number of cleaning cycles that remain. See Setting the Clean Cycles Left
Option in Chapter 2.
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Using the Clean Drive Option
NOTE
The Clean Drive option is only available if the Clean Slot option is
configured and the Cleaning Cycles Left counter is greater than 0.
1. If security has been enabled, disable it.
2. Make sure a cleaning cartridge is installed, the Clean Slot option is set, and the Clean Cycles
Left option is set, as described above.
3. Change the control mode to LCD.
4. From the operator panel keypad, press [MENU] to display the menus. Press the down arrow
key until “Drive Menu” appears.
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Me n u
A I T
5. Press [ENTER]. The Drive 1 Menu appears.
4D r i v e
1
Me n u
A I T
6. Use the up or down arrow key to select the menu for the drive you want to clean, then press
[ENTER]. (For example, to clean Drive 1, select “Drive 1 Menu.”) A screen similar to the
example below appears.
4D r i v e
1
S t a t u s
R EADY - NOTA P E
NOTE
Drive 1 is the tape drive closest to the fixed slots; Drive 2 is located
directly to the right of Drive 1; and so on.
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7. Use the down arrow key to select “Clean Drive n,” where n is the number of the tape drive you
want to clean. Then press [ENTER].
The following activities occur:
•
The robot picks the cleaning cartridge from the fixed slot and inserts it in the tape
drive you specified.
•
The tape drive automatically performs the cleaning process and ejects the cartridge
when the process is complete (in several minutes).
•
The robot automatically picks the cleaning cartridge from the tape drive and replaces
it in the designated fixed slot.
8. Confirm that the cleaning completed successfully by looking at the library’s LCD information.
The cleaning message should be gone. If the cleaning was not successful, the cleaning
material in the cartridge may be expended. Replace the cleaning cartridge and clean the
tape drive again.
NOTE
If the tape drive ejects the cleaning cartridge immediately after loading
it, you need to replace the cleaning cartridge. To order cleaning
cartridges, contact Plasmon (see Contacting Plasmon at the back of
this manual).
9. When the cleaning is complete, return the library to its original control mode and re-enable
security (if desired).
NOTE
After cleaning, the library automatically decrements the Clean Cycles
Left counter. However, if you install a new cleaning cartridge, you
must manually reset the Clean Cycles Left counter (see Setting the
Clean Cycles Left Option in Chapter 3).
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Ejecting a Cartridge Manually
If a problem occurs that requires intervention, you may need to eject a cartridge from the tape drive.
CAUTION
Discharge static electricity from your body before touching the drive’s
front panel components. Touch a known grounded surface, such as
the library’s metal chassis.
Before pressing the unload button, make sure the tape drive is not
communicating across the SCSI bus. Pressing the unload button may
disrupt communications on the SCSI bus.
To manually eject a cartridge:
1. Open the library door and remove the magazine on the right side.
2. Press the unload button on the drive’s faceplate, as shown by the arrow in the following
figure. Remove the cartridge.
Figure 33. Tape Drive Unload Button
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Resetting a Tape Drive
Resetting a tape drive causes the drive to perform its power-on self-test and rewind any loaded tape to the
beginning. If a cartridge is present, a tape drive reset may take as long as 2.5 minutes, depending on what
size cartridge you are using.
CAUTION
Before resetting the tape drive, make sure the tape drive is not
communicating across the SCSI bus. Resetting the tape drive may
disrupt communications on the SCSI bus.
NOTE
Performing a drive reset does not cause a cartridge loaded in the
drive to eject. If a cartridge is in the drive during a reset, make sure
that it is safe to overwrite the cartridge before performing a backup. If
you perform a backup without checking the loaded cartridge, you may
lose important data from a previous backup.
To reset a tape drive:
1. Press the [RESET] key. The following screen appears.
4R e s e t
&
L i b r a r y
D r i v e s
2. Use the down arrow key to display “Reset Drive n,” where n is the number of the drive you
want to reset. For example, the screen shown below is for resetting Drive 2.
4R e s e t
R e a d y
D r i v e
T a p e
2
Ou t
NOTE
Drive 1 is the tape drive closest to the fixed slots.
3. Press [ENTER]. At the confirmation prompt, press [ENTER] again. The library resets the
tape drive you selected.
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DIAGNOSTICS
C HAPTER 7
AND F IRMWARE
This chapter describes how to do the following:
•
Upgrade library firmware via Console
•
Create a diagnostic listing via Console
•
View the LCD password via Console
•
Upgrade library firmware via FTP
•
Create a diagnostic listing via FTP
This chapter uses the following conventions:
•
Keys shown boldfaced in brackets are keys you press on your host computer’s keyboard
(for example, [Enter]).
•
Words shown in Courier are commands you type (for example, redraw ).
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Connecting to the Console Interface
This section describes how to access the Console interface, the library’s internal diagnostics firmware. You
can use Console for upgrading firmware, creating a diagnostic listing, and viewing the LCD password.
Before accessing Console, you must have the following:
•
Host computer that uses an RS232 serial port
•
A straight-through 9-pin serial cable (not a null modem cable) with a male “D” connector
•
Terminal emulation software, such as HyperTerminal, that supports the ANSI 3.64 terminal
protocol
NOTE
Plasmon recommends using HyperTerminal. This is a standard
communications package available with Windows.
Connecting the Serial Cable
Connect the 9-pin cable to the back of the library and to a serial port on the host computer. The following
figure shows the location of the 9-pin serial port on the back of the library.
9-pin serial port
Figure 34. Serial Port Connector
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Setting the Library’s Baud Rate
Before accessing Console, you must set the baud rate for the library so that it matches the host computer’s
baud rate.
To set the library’s baud rate:
1. From the operator panel keypad, press [MENU] to display the menus. Press the down arrow
key until “Config Menu” appears, then press [ENTER]. The Baud Rate Menu displays the
currently selected baud rate, similar to the following example.
B a u d
R a t e
Me n u
1 1 5 2 0 0
2. Press [ENTER]. An informational message appears, then the following screen appears.
B a u d ?
1 1 5 2 0 0b
3. Use the up or down arrow key to select the baud rate that matches the baud rate of the host
computer, then press [ENTER].
Accessing Console using HyperTerminal
NOTE
These instructions assume you are using HyperTerminal, a
communications package available with Microsoft Windows. If
desired, you can use a different terminal emulation software package.
To access Console using HyperTerminal:
1. From your computer, launch HyperTerminal.
2. In HyperTerminal’s Connection Description screen, enter a name and choose an icon for this
communications session.
3. In HyperTerminal’s Connect To screen, choose the communications port you are using from
the Connect Using field. Click OK.
4. In the Properties screen, make sure the fields contain the following values, then click OK.
•
Bits per second: (baud rate of the computer)
•
Data bits: 8
•
Parity bits: none
•
Stop bits: 1
•
Flow control: none
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5. Check the ASCII setup from HyperTerminal:
a. From the File menu, select Properties.
b. In the Properties screen, select the Settings tab.
c.
In the Emulation mode field, select “ANSI.”
d. Click on the ASCII Setup button.
e. In the ASCII Setup screen, make sure none of the boxes have check marks.
Uncheck the boxes, if necessary.
f.
Click OK in the ASCII Setup screen.
g. Click OK again in the Properties screen.
6. The Console program should now appear in HyperTerminal’s main window. If necessary, type
redraw and then press [Enter] to refresh the screen.
7. If desired, type help and then press [Enter] to display Console’s Help screen, as shown in
the following figure.
NOTE
If garbled characters or no characters appear on the screen, make
sure you have the same baud rate set for the host as you do for the
library.
Upgrading Library Firmware via Console
These instructions describe how to upgrade the library firmware using the Console interface.
CAUTION
Do not upgrade firmware unless Plasmon Technical Support has
advised you to do so. If performed improperly, the upgrade procedure
can render your library inoperable. Consult with Plasmon Technical
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Support before performing an upgrade.
To upgrade the library firmware:
1. Obtain new firmware for the library. You can download new firmware from Plasmon’s web site
(www.plasmon.com), or you can contact Plasmon Technical Support.
2. Access Console by following the steps in Connecting to the Console Interface in this chapter.
3. If desired, you can use the SCSI READ BUFFER command to copy the current firmware to a
disk. To do this, use a software application that can issue SCSI commands. For more
information about the SCSI commands, refer to Plasmon SCSI Reference.
4. From Console, type: flash and press [Enter]. This displays the Flash screen, as shown
below.
5. In the Flash screen, type: loadimage and press [Enter].
6. Use your terminal emulation software to specify the source location (path and filename) of the
new firmware. For HyperTerminal, follow these steps:
a. Select the Transfer menu.
b. Select Send File.
c.
In the Send File screen, enter the path and file name of the firmware or click on the
Browse button to locate the file. Select XModem as the protocol.
d. Click on Send.
The system initiates the firmware upgrade and displays its progress on the screen. When the upgrade is
successfully complete (in about four to five minutes), the library automatically performs a power-on reset.
CAUTION
Do not attempt to perform library operations or power down the library
until after the library automatically resets.
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Creating a Diagnostic Listing via Console
If you report a problem to Plasmon Technical Support, you may be asked to create a library diagnostic
listing (also called a dump) via the Console interface. A diagnostic listing is created when you use a
terminal emulation program (such as HyperTerminal) to send an ASCII text copy of the diagnostic buffer
from the library to the host computer. This buffer information can be used by support personnel to
troubleshoot incidents with the library.
NOTE
These instructions assume you are using HyperTerminal, a
communications package available with Microsoft Windows. If
desired, you can use a different terminal emulation software package.
To create a diagnostic listing:
1. Access Console by following the steps in Connecting to the Console Interface in this chapter.
2. Type dump and press [Enter].
3. Select the Transfer menu, then select Capture Text.
4. In the Capture Text screen, enter the path and filename for the ASCII text file and press
[Enter].
5. Press [Enter] again to start transferring the ASCII text file.
6. When the transfer is complete, select the Transfer menu, then select Capture Text and Stop.
Viewing the LCD Password via Console
You can view the LCD password from the Configuration Information screen in the Console interface.
To view the LCD password:
1. Access Console by following the steps in Connecting to the Console Interface in this chapter.
2. Type config and press [Enter]. The Configuration Information screen appears, as shown
below. The password displays next to the LCD password field.
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Connecting to an FTP Utility
This section describes how to connect your library to a host computer and how to access an FTP utility.
You can use an FTP utility to upgrade library firmware or create a diagnostic listing.
Before accessing an FTP utility, you must have the following:
•
V30 library with an Ethernet configuration
•
A Category 5 (100BaseT connection) data-grade cable (included with the V30 Ethernet
library)
•
Plasmon Library Monitor software (included with the V30 Ethernet library) or software that
supports RFC 959 file transfer protocol
•
Host computer that uses a pin-through-hole RJ-45 shielded Ethernet connector
To connect to an FTP utility:
1. Connect the Ethernet cable as described in Chapter 4.
2. From your host computer, activate the FTP utility you are going to use.
NOTE
If you do not know the FTP user name or password, you can view
them from the Ethernet Security screen (see Chapter 4).
Upgrading Library Firmware via FTP
These instructions describe how to upgrade the library firmware via FTP.
CAUTION
Do not upgrade firmware unless Plasmon Technical Support has
advised you to do so. If performed improperly, the upgrade procedure
can render your library inoperable. Consult with Plasmon Technical
Support before performing an upgrade.
To upgrade the library firmware:
1. Obtain new firmware for the library. You can download new firmware from Plasmon’s web site
(www.plasmon.com), or you can contact Plasmon Technical Support.
2. Connect to an FTP utility by following the steps in Connecting to an FTP Utility in this chapter.
3. If desired, you can make a copy of the current firmware by using a get FTP command. If
necessary, you can obtain the current library firmware version number as described in
Displaying Library Information in Chapter 5.
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CAUTION
Do not attempt to perform library operations or power down the library
until after the library automatically resets.
4. Use the FTP command for your utility to transfer the new firmware to the library. For example,
issue put filename.out where “filename.out” is the name of the new firmware.
The system initiates the firmware upgrade and displays its progress on the library’s LCD screen. When the
upgrade has completed successfully, the library automatically resets.
Creating a Diagnostic Listing via FTP
If you report a problem to Plasmon Technical Support, you may be asked to create a library diagnostic
listing (also called a dump) via FTP. A diagnostic listing is created when you use an FTP utility to send an
ASCII text copy of the diagnostic buffer from the library to the host computer. This information stored in the
diagnostic buffer can be used by support personnel to troubleshoot incidents with the library.
To create a library diagnostic listing via FTP:
1. Access the FTP utility by following the instructions in Connecting to an FTP Utility in this
chapter.
2. Make sure the FTP file transfer type is set to ASCII.
3. Use the FTP command for your utility to get the diagnostic listing. For example, issue: get
libtrace.txt.
4. If necessary, specify a destination location (path and filename) for the diagnostic listing.
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MAINTENANCE
C HAPTER 8
AND S ERVICE
This chapter describes the following:
•
Using touch-up paint on the housing
•
Cleaning the library
•
Installing or replacing the tape drives
•
Returning the library for service
CAUTION
Do not attempt to replace any components in the library, other than
the tape drives. If you do so, you will void your warranty.
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Using Touch-up Paint on the Housing
A paint kit is available for touching up nicks and scratches on the finish. For ordering information, see
Contacting Plasmon at the back of this manual.
Cleaning the Library
The only library components that should be cleaned are the tape drives. Instructions for cleaning the tape
drives are provided in Chapter 6.
CAUTION
The library’s internal components are lubricated at the factory and
should not be cleaned or relubricated. To protect the internal
components from dust, keep the library door closed.
Installing or Replacing a Tape Drive
This section describes how to install an additional tape drive or replace an existing tape drive. You can
order tape drives from Plasmon. The tape drive will be shipped to you in the drive carrier. You cannot install a
tape drive into the library without a drive carrier.
WARNING
Removing a drive or access panel with the library powered on may
result in exposure to the 650 nm, 1.2 mW Class 2 pulsed radiation
laser scanner. Always power off the library and remove the AC power
cord before removing or installing an access panel or drive.
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Preparing for Replacement
1. Obtain a #2 Phillips cross recess screwdriver.
2. Ensure that the environment is free of conditions that could cause electrostatic discharge
(ESD). If possible, use an antistatic mat and grounded static protection wristband during
installation. If a mat and wristband are not available, touch a known grounded surface, such
as the computer’s metal chassis.
3. Power off the library and disconnect the power cord.
WARNING
Before performing any installation or maintenance procedures, be
sure that the library power switch is in the off position and that the
power cord is disconnected from the library and the outlet.
WARNUNG
Vor der Ausfuhrung von Installations- oder Wartungsarbeiten ist
daraufzu achten, daß der Library-Netzschalter auf”Aus” gestellt ist
und daß das Anschlußkabel non der Library und der Steckdose
entfernt ist.
ATTENTION
Avant de procéder a l’installation ou a l’entretien, vérifiez que
l’interrupteur d’alimentation de la librarie se trouve en position “arret”
et que le cable d’alimentation ne soit pas branché a la librairie et a la
prise de courant.
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Removing the Tape Drive
If you are replacing an existing tape drive, follow the steps below to remove the drive. If you are installing
an additional tape drive, skip to Removing the Tape Drive’s Service Access Cover.
1. Disconnect the SCSI cables from the back of the tape drive you are replacing. The SCSI
connectors for the tape drives are accessible from the back panel.
Tape drive
SCSI connectors
Figure 35. SCSI Connectors
2. From the back panel, use a #2 Phillips cross recess screwdriver to release the captive screw
that secures the tape drive carrier to the library, as shown in the following figure.
Handle
Captive screws
Figure 36. Removing the Tape Drive Carrier
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3. Remove the drive carrier by grasping the handle and pulling it directly out of the library.
CAUTION
The drive carrier weighs 10 pounds (4.5 kg); make sure you support
the bottom of the carrier as you remove it.
Removing the Drive’s Service Access Cover
Follow the steps below if you are installing an additional tape drive in an empty slot.
1. From the back panel, use a #2 Phillips cross recess screwdriver to release the captive screw
that secures the service access cover to the library.
2. When the screw is loosened, remove the drive access cover, as shown in the following figure.
Figure 37. Removing the Tape Drive Service Access Door
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Installing the Tape Drive
1. As shown in the following figure, insert the tape drive so that the handle is at the top and the
fan is at the bottom. The drive should slide easily toward the front of the library.
Figure 38. Installing a Tape Drive
2. Tighten the captive screw to 8.0 inch-pounds (9.2 kg-cm) of torque.
3. Connect the SCSI cables to the tape drive.
CAUTION
To avoid damaging the tape drive, make sure the library is powered off
when you connect it to the SCSI bus.
Resuming Operations
1. Reconnect the power cord and power on the library.
NOTE
Do not power on the library with an empty drive bay. You must install a
tape drive or service access cover in each of the bays.
2. If you installed a new tape drive, set the SCSI ID for the drive, as described in Setting the
SCSI IDs in Chapter 3. If you replaced an existing drive, the new tape drive automatically
assumes the SCSI ID of the old drive.
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The library is now ready to resume normal operation. You may want to use the Demo Menu to ensure that
the robot and the newly installed tape drive are communicating correctly.
If your library does not resume normal operation, check the following:
•
Are the devices on each SCSI bus attached to the library all LVD?
•
Are the SCSI buses terminated?
•
Are the SCSI cables firmly connected to the library and host computer?
•
Is a tape drive or service access cover installed in each drive bay?
•
Are the SCSI IDs unique for the devices on each SCSI bus?
•
Is the library operating in the correct control mode? (For most applications, the control
mode should be set to SCSI.)
If you cannot solve the problem yourself, contact your service provider or Plasmon Technical Support (see
Contacting Plasmon at the back of this manual).
Returning the Library for Service
If you need to return the library to the factory for service, contact your service provider. If your service
provider instructs you to return the library directly to Plasmon, contact Plasmon Technical Support to
obtain a Return Materials Authorization (RMA) number and the shipping address (see Contacting Plasmon
at the back of this manual). When you have the RMA number, follow the instructions on the following
pages.
Preparing the Library for Shipping
1. Before powering off the library, select “Park and Unlock for Shipping” from the front panel’s
keypad. The robot then moves to the correct position to accommodate the packing materials,
and the front door unlocks.
2. If necessary, remove all cartridges from the magazines and fixed slots. Make certain the robot
gripper, the entry/exit port, and the tape drives do not contain cartridges.
3. Power off the library.
4. Remove the power cord, the SCSI cables, and any terminators. Do not ship these items if you
are returning the library to the factory.
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Removing the Library from the Rack
WARNING
The library weighs 75.5 lbs (34.2 kg). Two people are needed to move
or lift the library. Most of the weight is toward the back of the library.
WARNUNG
Die freistehende Library wiegt 34.2 kg. Es sind mindestens 2
personen erforderlich, um die Library zu bewegen oder zu heben. Der
hintere Teil der Library hat das großete Gewicht.
ATTENTION
La version tour pese entre 34.2 kg. Deux personnes au moins sont
necessaries pour deplacer ou soulever la librarie. La majeure partie
du poids se trouve a l’arriere de la librarie.
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If the library is installed in a rack, remove it as follows:
1. From the back of the library, use a T-20 TORX driver to remove the two screws that secure
the retention bracket to the rack shelf, as shown in the following illustration.
Figure 39. Removing Rack Mount Bracket
2. From the back, slide the library off of the rack shelf.
Figure 40. Removing Library from Rack
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Packing the Library
Use the original packing materials to pack the library (shipping containers, robot packing piece, and
antistatic bag). You will also need packing tape and banding material.
CAUTION
To avoid damaging the library and voiding your warranty, be sure to
use the original shipping materials (or replacement materials obtained
from your vendor) when repacking and shipping the library. Do not use
the shipping carton and packing materials to ship items other than a
library.
To pack the library:
1. Secure the robot in the robot packing piece, as follows:
a. Remove the magazine on the left side of the library.
b. Place the robot’s packing material inside the magazine so it is centered vertically
and horizontally, as shown in the following figure.
c.
Install the magazine in the library, so that the cut-out in the packing material fits
around the robot.
d. Close the library door.
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NOTE
Be sure to install and ship both magazines in the library.
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2. Place the box and two bottom cushions on the pallet, as shown in the following figure.
3. Place the library on top of the bottom cushions, then place the antistatic bag over the library,
as shown in the figure.
Figure 42. Packing the V30 Library (a)
4. Place the two top cushions on the library, as shown below. (Use the alignment holes in the
packing pieces as a guide.)
5. If you are shipping accessories with the library, place the accessory box on top of the
cushions, as shown below.
NOTE
If you are shipping the library for repair, do not include the
accessories.
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Figure 43. Packing the V30 Library (b)
6. Lay the necessary paperwork in the top of the accessory box.
7. Fold the side flaps up and place the carton over the library, as shown in the following figure.
Figure 44. Packing the V30 Library (c)
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8. Insert the four plastic clips into the openings in the sides of the carton and press the tabs into
the handle, as shown below.
Tab (4)
Figure 45. Packing the V30 Library (d)
9. Place the outer sleeve over the entire box, as shown below.
Figure 46. Packing the V30 Library (e)
10. Place the shipping label on the box.
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11. Secure the box to the wooden pallet using banding material.
Figure 47. Packing the V30 Library (f)
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C HAPTER 9
TROUBLESHOOTING
This chapter provides troubleshooting information for the library. It provides a list of suggestions for solving
problems that may occur when you are installing and operating the library and the enclosed tape drives.
NOTE
If an error code appears on the LCD, refer to Appendix C. If the status
light on the tape drive is flashing, see Reading the Tape Drive Status
Light in Chapter 6.
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Problems with Library Installation
If your library and software are not communicating after installation and configuration, check the following:
•
SCSI IDs. Make sure that the SCSI IDs you selected for the tape drives and library are not
the same as the ID used by any other SCSI device on that bus, including the SCSI adapter
card. Refer to Chapter 3 for information about setting the SCSI IDs.
•
SCSI bus connections. Make sure that you have connected the SCSI cables to the
appropriate SCSI connectors on the back of the library. See Chapter 2 and Appendix B for
more information.
•
SCSI cabling. Make sure that all SCSI cables are securely connected at both ends.
•
LVD, HVD, and single-ended SCSI devices. Because the library is an LVD device, all
other devices on the SCSI bus should also be LVD. Do not connect an HVD device to an
LVD bus.
•
Narrow SCSI and wide SCSI. Because the library is a wide SCSI device, all other devices
on the bus must be wide. Or, you must use wide-to-narrow adapters.
•
SCSI cable lengths. Make sure the internal SCSI cabling does not exceed maximum
lengths (see Appendix A).
•
Termination. Make sure your bus is properly terminated as described in Appendix B. If
another SCSI device previously terminated the SCSI bus and is no longer at the physical
end of the bus, be sure to remove the terminators from that device.
•
Compatibility. Make sure that your tape drive and library are compatible with the SCSI
adapter card and application software you plan to use. Visit Plasmon’s web site at
www.plasmon.com for compatibility information.
•
SCSI adapter card installation. Make sure that you installed your SCSI adapter card
correctly. Refer to the documentation that came with your card for installation and
troubleshooting instructions. Pay special attention to steps describing setting various
jumpers and switches on the card. Make sure that the card is properly seated.
•
Software installation. Make sure that your application software is installed correctly. Refer
to the documentation that came with your software. Pay special attention to steps
describing configuring the software for use with the library and tape drives.
•
Control mode. Make certain the control mode is set to SCSI or one of the sequential
modes. See Changing the Robot Control Mode in Chapter 5 for more information.
•
After checking the items above, reset the library as described in Chapter 5.
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Problems with Tape Drive Operation
If you have been successfully operating the application software and library in the past, but are now
experiencing problems reading and writing data, check the following:
•
Write-protect switch. If you are writing data, make sure the cartridge is write enabled
(move the write-protect switch toward the edge of the cartridge).
•
Cartridge type. Use AIT-2 or AIT-3 cartridges, depending on the drive model.
•
Cartridge age. If the cartridge has been in use for a long time or if it has been used
frequently, try using a new cartridge.
•
Cleaning. Clean the tape drive as described in Chapter 6.
Problems with Library Operation
If the library has been successfully operating in the past, but is now experiencing problems, check the
following:
•
Control mode. If you are using an application software package to control robot operations,
the library must be set to SCSI mode. See Changing the Robot Control Mode in Chapter 5
for more information.
•
Security. Make sure that security is set correctly for the operation you are trying to perform.
If security is enabled, you cannot perform many operations on the LCD and you cannot
open the door. Security can be enabled from the LCD or from your application software
with a SCSI command.
•
Door open. Make sure the door is closed securely.
•
Empty drive bay. If you removed a drive from one of the bays, you must install a service
access cover (see Chapter 8).
•
Robot operation. You can use the selections in the Command Menu and the Demo Menu
(described in Performing Hardware Exercises in Chapter 5) to determine if the robot is
functioning properly.
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APPENDIX A
S PECIFICATIONS
This appendix provides storage capacities, overall specifications for the library, power cord requirements,
SCSI cable specifications, SCSI terminator requirements, and Ethernet cable specifications.
Overall Specifications for the Library
Table 18. Plasmon V30 Tape Library Specifications
General Specifications
Interface
SCSI-2, Ultra, or Ultra-2
Maximum sustained data
224.6 gigabytes per hour
transfer rate(1)
Maximum data capacity
3.8 terabytes (TB) assuming a 2.6:1 compression ratio
Size and Weight
Size
8.65 deep × 17.25 wide × 24.10 long (inches)
(21.98 × 43.82 × 61.21 cm)
Weight
71 pounds (32.2 kg) with 4 tape drives installed,
2 magazines, and no cartridges.
Operating Environment
Ambient temperature
+5°C to +35°C (+41°F to +95°F)
Relative humidity
20% to 80%, noncondensing
Wet bulb
26°C (79°F) max
Power
Input voltages
Accepts 100 to 240 VAC at 50 to 60 Hz;
automatic input voltage selection
(1)
Assumes four tape drives are installed and a 2.6:1 compression ratio. Transfer rates will vary with the
number of tape drives installed.
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Power Cord Requirements
The type of AC power cord supplied with the library depends upon the configuration ordered, and the
country of destination.
Criteria for U.S. and Canada 120 VAC power cord:
•
The power cord must have a molded NEMA 5-15P male attachment plug on one end.
•
The power cord must have a molded IEC type CEE-22 female connector on the other end.
•
The power cord must be UL Listed and CSA Certified.
•
Criteria for U.S. and Canadian 220 VAC power cord:
•
The power cord must have a molded NEMA 6-15P attachment plug on one end.
•
The power cord must have a molded IEC type CEE-22 female connector on the other end.
•
The cordage must be an SJT or SVT type, 3-conductor, 18 AWG minimum.
•
The power cord must comply with local electrical code.
•
Criteria for an international 220 VAC power cord:
•
The power cord must have an attachment plug of the proper type, rating, and safety
approval for the intended country.
•
The power cord must have an IEC 320 female connector on one end.
•
The flexible cord must be harmonized to CENELEC publication HD-21. The electrical
characteristics and rating must be minimum H05VVF3G0.75 (6 A).
SCSI Cable and Terminator Specifications
This section describes the SCSI cable and terminator requirements.
SCSI Cables
Plasmon recommends using wide LVD SCSI cables that conform to SCSI-3 specifications for impedance
and primary conductor.
NOTE
To comply with the regulations and standards listed at the front of this
book, all SCSI cables that are used with the library must be properly
shielded.
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SCSI Cable Length
The maximum allowable cable length for an LVD SCSI bus, including all internal and external cables, is
specified as follows:
•
If you have more than two devices on the LVD bus, the maximum allowable length is 12
meters (39 feet).
•
If you are making a point-to-point connection (target and initiator only), the maximum length
is 25 meters (82 feet).
To determine the cable length of the bus, measure the lengths of all external SCSI cables. Add those
lengths together. To that sum, add 20 centimeters (8 inches) for the internal cable length used by each
tape drive and 5 centimeters (2 inches) for the internal cable length used by the robot.
SCSI Terminator
Plasmon recommends using an active LVD terminator, such as the AMP 796051-1 (SE/LVD Multi-mode)
SCSI terminator. Termination must be external; do not use internal terminators.
Ethernet Cable Requirements
As an option, the library may include an Ethernet port on the back panel. The Ethernet port connector is an
RJ-45 shielded connector. To connect to the Ethernet port, use an approved Category 5 (100BaseT
connection) data-grade cable compliant with EIA/TIA 568.
NOTE
To comply with the regulations and standards listed at the front of this
book, all Ethernet cables that are used with the library must be
properly shielded.
The following figure shows the Ethernet port pin locations.
Figure 48. Ethernet Port Pin Locations
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The following table indicates the port’s pin assignments and functions.
Table 19. Ethernet Port Pin Assignments and Functions
Pin Number
Function
1
TD+
2
TD–
3
RD+
4
Not used
5
Not used
6
RD–
7
Not used
8
Not used
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APPENDIX B
SCSI CONFIGURATION
This appendix provides an overview of the SCSI interface and some general guidelines for connecting the
library to the SCSI bus.
SCSI Components
The SCSI system consists of the following components:
•
Initiator. The host computer system acts as the initiator of commands. It consists of the
application software, the operating system, the device driver, and the SCSI adapter card.
•
Bus. The SCSI cables connected to the adapter card and to the library (as well as other
devices on the bus) provide a pathway (or “bus”) for passing commands.
•
Targets. The library and the tape drives are peripheral devices (or targets) that are capable of
receiving commands from the host. Up to sixteen devices (including the host computer) can be
connected to the wide SCSI bus and up to eight devices can be connected to the narrow SCSI bus.
SCSI Bus Considerations
This section provides the basic guidelines and considerations for setting up the library on the SCSI bus.
LVD SCSI
The Plasmon V30 uses an LVD (low-voltage differential) SCSI configuration. Every SCSI device attached
to the SCSI buses connecting to or from the library must also be LVD.
NOTE
Although LVD SCSI is compatible with single-ended SCSI, Plasmon
does not support single-ended devices on the library’s LVD SCSI bus.
Do not connect the LVD library to a high-voltage differential (HVD) SCSI bus.
Wide SCSI
The library is available in a wide configuration only. If desired, you can attach the library and tape drives to
a narrow SCSI bus using adapters available from Plasmon. However, attaching the tape drives to a narrow
bus will significantly reduce performance.
If you want to connect the library to a narrow SCSI bus, you must use a 50-pin to 68-pin LVD SCSI
adapter. Make sure that the adapter terminates all unused data lines.
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SCSI IDs
Each device on the SCSI bus must have a unique ID. The host computer uses these IDs to identify each
device. The SCSI ID also determines which device has priority when more than one device is trying to
communicate with the host. The lower the ID, the lower the priority of the device.
NOTE
A device’s SCSI ID does not depend on physical location. For
example, the last device on a multi-device SCSI bus can have a SCSI
ID of 2.
The library can use three SCSI IDs, one for the robot and one for each tape drive. Separate IDs allow the
robot and tape drives to operate as independent devices, receiving different sets of SCSI commands from
the host.
SCSI Bus Termination
If the library is the last device on the SCSI bus, you must terminate the bus by installing a terminator on the
library’s unused SCSI connector. The library does not supply terminator power.
For the recommended terminator to use with the library, see Appendix A.
NOTE
Plasmon recommends using active termination. Plasmon testing has
shown that older passive termination does not provide rising edge
transitions that are fast or clean enough at fast SCSI speeds.
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APPENDIX C
B AR C ODE LABEL SPECIFICATION
This appendix provides specifications for creating bar code labels used on cartridges in Plasmon AIT
libraries. The specifications are defined to both standardize the label and allow users the option of
purchasing or printing their own labels.
Overview
The AIT cartridge label uses the bar code symbology of USS-39. A description and definition of
this symbology is available from the Automatic Identification Manufacturers (AIM) specification
Uniform Symbol Specification (USS-39) and the ANSI MH10.8M-1993 ANSI Barcode
specification.
Bar Code Characters
Print the bar code in accordance with the latest revision of the ANSI MH10.8M specification (Code 3-of-9).
The bar code can have between seven and nine characters as shown in the following table.
Top
1 start character
4 to 6 alphanumeric characters, which you select
from the following table.
1 checksum character
Bottom
1 stop character.
Checksum Character
NOTE
The checksum character is mandatory to these labels.
The checksum character is computed as the character corresponding to the modulus 43 sum of all the
values in the eight character section of the bar code. Character values are derived from the following table.
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Label
Character
Value
Label
Character
Value
Label
Character
Value
0
0
F
15
U
30
1
1
G
16
V
31
2
2
H
17
W
32
3
3
I
18
X
33
4
4
J
19
Y
34
5
5k
K
20
Z
35
6
6
L
21
-
36
7
7
M
22
.
36
8
8
N
23
space
38
9
9
O
24
$
39
A
10
P
25
/
39
B
11
Q
26
+
41
C
12
R
27
%
42
D
13
S
28
E
14
T
29
Encodation
Refer to the AIM Uniform Symbol USS-39 specification for the description and format of the start, series of
characters, and stop character.
Quiet Zone
The quiet zones are the areas preceding the start and after the stop characters. They are clear of any
printing or reflective properties that would cause spurious reflections. The quiet zones are further defined
in the AIM Uniform Symbol USS-39 specification.
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Optical Specification
The optical specifications for the bar code labels are listed below.
•
Use the white calibration standard to calibrate the print contrast of the Mcbeth PCMII. Be
sure the filter select switch is on position A for all calibration and measurements.
•
The reflectivity of the white background (RW) is the reflectivity measured in the center of
narrow spaces using the Mcbeth PCMII print contrast meter. The RW must be between
70% and 85%. At this measurement, isolated print defects and edge roughness are
avoided.
•
A spot is defined as an area anywhere within the white background in which the reflectivity
is less than 65%. Spots may not be greater than 0.004 inches (0.102 mm) enclosed
diameter. There may be no more than five spots in the bar code area per label. Spots may
not be any closer to each other than 0.01 inches (0.254 mm).
•
The reflectivity of the black areas (RB) may be measured anywhere within any black area on
the barcode. The print contrast signal (PCS) is defined as (RW-RB)/RW and is measured
using the Mcbeth PCMII print contrast meter. PCS must be a minimum of 0.85. Using the
PCS measurement will avoid isolated print defects and edge roughness.
•
A void is an area within a black area where the PCS is less than 0.85. No voids may be
greater than 0.004 inches (0.102 mm) enclosed diameter. There may be no more than five
voids in the bar code area per label. Voids may not be any closer to each other than 0.01
inches (0.254 mm).
NOTE
For additional optical requirements and measurement techniques,
refer to the AIM Uniform Symbol USS-39 specification.
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Label Dimensions
The following figure shows the bar code label dimensions. Dimensions given in inches with millimeters in
parenthesis.
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The following table lists the bar code label dimension specifications.
Specification
Symbol height
Dimension
0.44 inches (11.1 mm) as measured to the inside of the
edge roughness(1)
Wide to narrow ratio
2.75
Narrow element width
0.017 inches + 0.001/–0.003 inches (0.432 mm +0.03/–
0.076 mm)
Nominal width of wide spaces and
bars
0.047 inches (1.188 mm)
Inter character gap
0.017 inches +0.001/–0.003 inches (0.432 mm +0.03/–
0.076 mm)
Bar code element width maximum
Measured to the outside of the edge roughnessa. Space
width is then the distance between bar maxima.
Quiet zone at the beginning and
end of printed barcode string
10X narrow width = 0.17 inches (4.32 mm)
Total bar code string length, including quiet zones
nominal 2.956 inches (74.088 mm)
Barcode string direction
May be printed in either direction on the label but must
begin/end with a valid start/stop character (Q)
Edge roughnessa
0.0015 inches (0.038 mm) maximum
Tolerances
0.XXX± 0.005 inches, 0.XX±.0.03 inches)
(0.XXX± 0.127 mm, 0.XX± 0.762 mm)
Variation between all wide bars,
white and black
Less than ± 0.0015 inches (0.0381 mm)
Variation between all narrow bars,
white and black
Less than ± 0.0015 (0.0381 mm)
Print side
Print the bar code string on the label so it is on the side
of the label towards the hub
Label stock dimensions
3.110 x 0.669 inches (79 x 17 mm)(2)
Minimum length for quiet zones,
start-stop and data characters
Nominal 2.917 (74.088 mm)
Minimum width
No less than 0.059 inches (1.5 mm) narrower than the
cartridge label recess width
Corner cut
0.059 inches (1.5 mm radius)
(1)
The edge roughness is defined as the transition encountered as a horizontal line is
moved vertically from all black to all white. The barcode edge is defined as the edge of
all printed area attached to the bar.
(2)Must
fit within the label recess on the face of the cartridge without curling up on the sides
or ends.
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Volume Identifier Formats
•
The volume identifier only uses ASCII characters A through Z (41h-5Ah), 0 through 9 (30h39h), and the combinations of “CLN” and “DG{space} ” as described below.
•
The prefix “CLNvnnL1”is reserved for cleaning cartridges. The “v” field is an alphanumeric
field to identify a drive unique cleaning cartridge. The “nn” alphanumeric field is used to
track individual cleaning cartridge activity. (for example, usage and life). When the drive
requires cleaning it will request loading of the unique type cleaner cartridge.
•
Diagnostic/Service cartridges use the prefix “DG{space}vnnL1”. The “v” field is an
alphanumeric field to identify a drive unique diagnostic cartridge if required. The “nn”
alphanumeric field identifies a specific diagnostic cartridge volume.
•
The volume identifier field consists of six left justified alphanumeric characters as specified
in SCSI-3 Medium Changer Commands (SMC) ANSI NCITS 314-199X.
•
The media identifier characters “Ag” are controlled characters. The “A” designates the AIT
type of cartridge. The next character “g” (alphanumeric) designates the generation of the
AIT cartridge.
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APPENDIX D
ERROR C ODES
This appendix describes the error codes that appear on the library’s LCD (liquid crystal display). LCD error
codes do not reflect tape drive errors (see Chapter 6).
CAUTION
Library components can be replaced only by Plasmon-approved
service providers. If you cannot find an obstruction or other obvious
cause for the problem, contact your service provider. Unless you have
a self-maintenance contract, do not attempt to replace any
components. If you do, you will void your warranty.
For detailed information about SCSI error conditions, refer to the Plasmon SCSI Reference.
CAUTION
Some corrective actions advise you to reset the library. Before
resetting, make sure there is no SCSI activity on any connected SCSI
bus, so you do not disrupt communications.
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The following table lists the library hardware error conditions in numerical order.
Table 20. V30 Operator Panel LCD Error Codes
LCD
Code
Description
Corrective Action
11
Source empty. There is no
cartridge in the source location.
Install a cartridge in the source location or redirect the
robot to another location.
12
Destination full. A cartridge
already exists in the destination location.
Remove the cartridge from the destination or redirect the
robot to another location.
13
Put failure. The robot could
not place a cartridge because
of mechanical problems.
Open the door and remove the magazines. Make sure
there is nothing blocking the robot or the tape drives.
Make sure the library and tape drives are not being used
by any host, then reset the library.
If the error persists, the robot may need to be replaced.
Contact your service provider.
14
Pick failure. The robot could
not pick a cartridge because of
mechanical problems.
Open the door and remove the magazines. Make sure
there is nothing blocking the robot or the tape drives.
Make sure the library and tape drives are not being used
by any host, then reset the library.
If the error persists, the robot may need to be replaced.
Contact your service provider.
15
No source element. No magazine was installed at the
selected location.
16
No destination element. No
magazine was installed at the
selected location.
Install a magazine or redirect the robot.
If a magazine is already installed when either of these
error codes displays, reset the library.
If the error persists, contact your service provider.
18
Source inside drive. The
robot could not successfully
pick a cartridge because it was
still loaded in the tape drive.
Open the door and manually eject the cartridge from the
tape drive. Or, redirect the robot to another source location.
If the error persists, contact your service provider.
30
R axis does not move. The
robot could not move along
the reach axis.
Open the door and remove the magazines. Look for anything that might be obstructing the gripper or the robot’s
path along the reach axis.
Make sure the library and tape drives are not being used
by any host, then reset the library from the operator
panel.
If there are no obstructions and the error persists, the
robot may need to be replaced. Contact your service
provider.
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LCD
Code
Description
Corrective Action
32
Barcode module failure. The
barcode module is not functioning properly.
Make sure the library and tape drives are not being used
by any host, then reset the library from the operator
panel.
If the error persists, the barcode module may need to be
replaced. You may need to supply a diagnostic listing;
you may need new firmware. Contact your service provider.
34
RRC sensor failure. The
robot gripper sensor failed.
Open the door and remove the magazines. Look for anything that might be obstructing the gripper or the robot’s
path along the reach axis.
Make sure the library and tape drives are not being used
by any host, then reset the library from the operator
panel.
If there are no obstructions and the error persists, the
robot may need to be replaced. Contact your service
provider.
35
RRC communication failure. The library cannot communicate with the robot
gripper command processor.
Make sure the library and tape drives are not being used
by any host, then reset the library from the operator
panel.
If the error persists, the robot may need to be replaced.
Contact your service provider.
36
RRC command reject. An
Make sure the library and tape drives are not being used
invalid command was sent to
by any host, then reset the library from the operator
the robot command processor. panel.
If the error persists, the robot may need to be replaced.
Contact your service provider.
38
Cannot load drive. The robot
cannot push the cartridge far
enough to load it into the tape
drive.
Open the door and remove the magazines. Look for anything that might be obstructing the robot along its reach
axis.
Make sure the library and tape drive are not being used
by any host, then reset the library from the operator
panel.
If the error persists, contact your service provider.
39
RRC Command Failure.
Make sure the library and tape drives are not being used
by any host, then reset the library from the operator
panel.
If the error persists, the robot may need to be replaced.
Contact your service provider.
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LCD
Code
Description
Corrective Action
41
W axis failed home. The
library could not move the
robot to the home position on
the wrist axis.
42
Wrist front sensor failed.
The library could not determine the position of the robot
on the wrist axis.
43
Wrist back sensor failed.
The library could not determine the position of the robot
on the wrist axis.
60
No label. The barcode scanner could not read the barcode
label because there was no
label on the cartridge or the
label was unreadable.
This error appears on the Label Information screen.
If the cartridge has a label, reposition or replace it.
If the label does not contain a checksum character,
make sure the Verify Barcode Checksums option is off.
If the error persists, contact your service provider.
62
Not present. The barcode
scanner could not read the
barcode label because the
designated element is not
present.
This error appears on the Label Information screen.
If necessary, install a magazine or tape drive.
64
Bad label checksum. The
barcode scanner could not
read the label because of a
problem with the checksum
character.
This error appears on the Label Information screen.
If the label does not contain a checksum character,
make sure the Verify Barcode Checksums option is off.
Check the label for damage and replace the label if necessary.
Make sure the library and tape drives are not being used
by any host, then reset the library from the operator
panel.
If the error persists, contact your service provider.
70
Mbus failed. The robot command processor experienced
an error.
Make sure the library and tape drives are not being used
by any host, then reset the library from the operator
panel.
If the error persists, the robot may need to be replaced.
Contact your service provider.
72
Front door is open. The front
door was open at an invalid
time; or the door sensor is
malfunctioning.
Close and lock the door.
Reset the library from the operator panel.
If the error persists, the solenoid or door sensor may
need to be replaced. Contact your service provider.
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Open the door and remove the magazines. Look for anything that might be obstructing the wrist axis rotation.
Make sure the library and tape drives are not being used
by any host, then reset the library from the operator
panel.
If the error persists, contact your service provider.
LCD
Code
Description
Corrective Action
73
Stepper Move Fail. The firm- Make sure the library and tape drives are not being used
ware failed to complete a step- by any host, then reset the library from the operator
per move.
panel.
If the error persists, contact your service provider.
74
Unoccupied drive bay. A
tape drive or service access
cover is not installed in the
drive bay.
Install a tape drive or a drive carrier service access
cover.
If the error persists, contact your service provider.
75
Internal S/W error. Firmware
error.
Make sure the library and tape drives are not being used
by any host, then reset the library from the operator
panel.
If the error persists, contact your service provider. You
may be asked to supply a diagnostic listing; you may
need new firmware.
77
Interface disabled. The
library was not in the correct
control mode when the operator sent a command.
Set the library to the correct control mode.
80
Entry/Exit Port Hardware
Error.
87
EE caddy removed. The
entry/exit port caddy was
removed at an unexpected
time.
Make sure the library and tape drives are not being used
by any host, then reset the library from the operator
panel.
If the error persists, contact your service provider.
88
Entry/Exit Port Motor Error.
Excessive current.
89
Caddy not available. The
entry/exit port caddy was not
inserted correctly.
Replace the caddy as described in Replacing Cartridges
Using the Entry/Exit Port in Chapter 5.
If the error persists, contact your service provider.
90
Drive HW Error. The tape
drive could not perform an
operation because of a hardware error.
Use the Reset Tape Drive option on the operator panel
to reset the tape drive.
Make sure the library and tape drive is not being used by
any host, then reset the library from the operator panel.
If the error persists, contact your service provider. You
may be asked to supply a diagnostic listing; you may
need new firmware.
91
Command aborted. A diagnostic command was aborted
by the operator.
No corrective action required.
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LCD
Code
Description
Corrective Action
92
Drive Offline Error. The targeted drive has been taken
offline and cannot service
command requests.
93
Drive swapped. A drive has
No corrective action required, unless no drive was
been swapped out for another. swapped. Then contact your service provider.
95
Drive removed. A tape drive
was removed while the library
was powered on.
Power off the library and install a tape drive or service
access cover.
97
Drive not present. A move
was requested to a drive that
is not installed.
Install a drive in the drive bay or send commands to
another drive.
If a drive is already installed when this message displayed, contact your service provider.
109
Check cleaning tape. A clean
drive operation failed because
the drive did not unload the
cleaning cartridge within a reasonable amount of time.
Eject the cartridge from the tape drive and remove it
manually (see Chapter 6).
Install a new cleaning cartridge into the fixed slot (see
Chapter 2).
116
Drive comm failed. The
library is unable to communicate with the tape drive.
117
Drive comm timeout. The
library is unable to communicate with the tape drive.
Check the tape drive SCSI ID and change it, if necessary.
Make sure the library and tape drives are not being used
by any host, then reset the library from the operator
panel.
If the error persists, contact your service provider. You
may be asked to supply a diagnostic listing; you may
need new firmware or a new controller card.
118
Drive load cmd fail. The
library was unable to load a
cartridge in the tape drive.
119
Drive not ready. The tape
Make sure the library and tape drives are not being used
drive did not return Ready sta- by any host, then reset the library from the operator
tus after a reset.
panel.
If the error persists, contact your service provider. You
may be asked to supply a diagnostic listing; you may
need new firmware or a new controller card.
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Contact your service provider
Open the door and remove the magazine. Look for anything that might be obstructing the robot’s path along the
horizontal axis.
Make sure the library and tape drives are not being used
by any host, then reset the library from the operator
panel.
If there are no obstructions and the error persists, the
robot or a tape drive may need to be replaced. Contact
your service provider.
LCD
Code
Description
Corrective Action
120
Drive cmd error. The tape
drive failed to respond to a
command from the library.
Make sure the library and tape drives are not being used
by any host, then reset the library from the operator
panel.
If the error persists, contact your service provider. You
may be asked to supply a diagnostic listing; you may
need new firmware or a new controller card.
130
SCSI chip error: SCSI unexpected int; SCSI int stuck
error. There was a SCSI chip
failure.
Make sure all SCSI devices are of the same configuration (see SCSI Bus Considerations in Appendix B for
more information).
Make sure the library and tape drives are not being used
by any host, then reset the library from the operator
panel.
If the error persists, contact your service provider. You
may be asked to supply a diagnostic listing; you may
need new firmware or a new controller card.
140
Flash erase fail. The library is
unable to erase the flash
EEPROM.
141
Flash program fail. The
library is unable to program
the flash EEPROM.
Make sure the library and tape drives are not being used
by any host, then reset the library from the operator
panel.
If the error persists, contact your service provider.
142
Checksum miscompare. The
flash EEPROM checksum was
bad.
143
Invalid header data. The
flash EEPROM header was
invalid.
144
Can’t program RRC card.
The RRC code load failed.
Reset the library from the operator panel. If the error persists, contact your service provider.
194
All slots are full. The robot
could not find an empty cartridge slot.
Open the library door and remove at least one cartridge
from a magazine or fixed slot.
Make sure the library and tape drives are not being used
by any host, then reset the library from the operator
panel.
If the error persists, contact your service provider.
195
All slots are empty. The robot
could not find a cartridge to
pick in Demo mode.
Open the library door and insert at least one cartridge in
a magazine.
131
132
133
134
135
136
137
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LCD
Code
Description
Corrective Action
198
Robot full before command.
The robot, all slots, and all
drives contain a cartridge
when an Initialize Element
Status command was
requested.
Open the library door and remove the cartridge from the
robot gripper.
Reset the library.
199
Tape in drive. A cartridge is
already loaded in the destination tape drive.
Eject the cartridge from the tape drive and remove it
manually (see Ejecting a cartridge Manually in Chapter
6).
Note: This error only occurs when the library is operating in Sequential mode.
200
X axis does not move. The
robot could not move along
the horizontal axis.
201
X axis has failed home. The
robot could not return to the
home position along the horizontal axis.
Open the door and remove the magazines. Look for anything that might be obstructing the robot’s path along the
horizontal axis.
Make sure the library and tape drives are not being used
by any host, then reset the library from the operator
panel.
If there are no obstructions and the error persists, contact your service provider.
202
X axis position sensor
failed. The library could not
complete a move along the
horizontal axis.
203
X axis EOT fail. The library
could not detect the end-oftravel sensor on the horizontal
axis.
204
X axis home sensor fail. The
library could not detect the
horizontal axis home sensor
(safe rotate position).
205
X axis scan failed. The library
could not complete a move
along the horizontal axis.
207
X axis cal fail. The robot position along the horizontal axis
could not be calibrated.
213
Invalid Xcard configuration.
An invalid combination of
expansion cards is installed in
the library.
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Open the door and remove the magazines. Look for anything that might be obstructing the robot’s path along the
horizontal axis.
Make sure the library and tape drives are not being used
by any host, then reset the library from the operator
panel.
If there are no obstructions and the error persists, contact your service provider.
Make sure the library and tape drives are not being used
by any host, then reset the library from the operator
panel.
If the error persists, contact your service provider. An
expansion card may not be properly installed or the
wrong card is installed.
LCD
Code
Description
Corrective Action
214
Invalid Slot Config. The Maximum Number of Slots is set to
1 and the last slot is configured as a cleaning slot.
Change the Max Addressable Slot to a value greater
than 1 (see Setting the Max Addressable Slot Option in
Chapter 3) or turn off the Clean Slot Option (see Setting
the lean Slot Option in Chapter 3).
220
OS failure. The library’s operating system experienced an
error.
221
Could not set alarm. The
library’s operating system
experienced an error.
Make sure the library and tape drives are not being used
by any host, then reset the library from the operator
panel.
If the error persists, contact your service provider.
222
OS message failure. The
library operating system experienced an error.
225
M Bus Timeout. No acknowledgement from internal M bus
device
Ensure no commands are active to the library. Reset the
library. If error persists, contact your service provider.
226
Mbus interrupt timeout. The
robot command processor
timed out before setting an
interrupt.
227
Mbus acknowledge failure.
The robot command processor
failed to respond to a command.
Make sure the library and tape drives are not being used
by any host, then reset the library from the operator
panel.
If the error persists, the robot may need to be replaced.
Contact your service provider.
230
DHCP server timeout. The
Ethernet DHCP server could
not assign an IP address for
the library.
This error occurs only when the optional Ethernet interface is installed. Set the network address to Static and
set the desired IP address (see Setting Ethernet
Addresses in Chapter 4).
236
SCSI Configuration Error.
Configuration start ID is
invalid.
If power cycling the library does not recapture this information, contact your service provider.
237
SCSI Configuration Error.
Configuration field is invalid.
238
SCSI Configuration Error.
Configuration value is invalid.
239
SCSI Configuration Error.
Configuration buffer ID is
invalid.
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INDEX
A
access cover removal 107
accessories 23
cartridges 23
cleaning cartridges 24
software 24
activity LED, ethernet 58
addresses
elements 75
ethernet 54
gateway 55
IP 55
network 55
SCSI IDs 41
subnet mask 55
arrow key 39
autoclean option 44
B
back panel components
barcode label 23, 25
baud rate 97
18
C
cable
ethernet 57, 123
power cord 23
SCSI 23, 122, 125
serial 96
cartridges
cleaning cartridges 24
ejecting manually 89
installing in fixed slots 26
installing in magazine 29
preparing 25
replacing 60
storing 64
viewing inventory 69
clean cycles left option 45
clean drive option 89
clean slot option 43
cleaning cartridges 24
code version 78
command menu 38, 76
components
back panel 18
front panel 17
internal 19
config menu 38
configuration
ethernet 53
addresses 54
cable connection 57, 123
LEDs 58
security screens 56
library 35, 39
autoclean option 44
checking setup 50
clean cycles left option 45
clean slot option 43
emulation mode 42
LCD security option 48
max addressable slot option 48
post barcode scan option 46
SCSI IDs 41
SCSI parity option 42
verify barcode checksum option 47
operator panel 36
connecting
power cord 32
SCSI bus 30
console interface 96
D
demo menu 38, 75
diagnostic
creating a listing via FTP 102
listing via console 100
diagnostics
console interface 96
FTP utility 101
display, LCD 36
drive carrier 16, 18
drive carrier removal 106
drive menu 38
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E
ejecting cartridge manually 89,
element addresses 75
element indexes 74
emulation mode 42
entry/exit port 60
entry/exit port caddy 61
environment, operating 121
error codes 39, 127
escape key 39
ethernet configuration 53
addresses 54
cable connection 57, 123
LEDs 58
security screens 56
ethernet menu 38
92
F
features 16
firmware
upgrading via console 98
upgrading via FTP 101
front panel components 17
FTP utility 101
G
gateway address
55
H
hardware exercises 74
hardware installation 21
HyperTerminal 97
I
indexes, elements 74
information (viewing) 78
installation
accessories 23
cartridges 25
connecting the power cord 32
connecting to the SCSI bus 30
powering on 32
preparing for 24
unpacking 22
verifying 33
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installing tape drive 108
internal components 19
IP address 55
K
keypad 36
keys, operator 39
L
LCD display 36
LCD password
setting 49
viewing 100
LCD security option 48
LED
activity 58
LED, ethernet 58
LED, link 58
library 78
library information 38
library monitor software
description 16, 24
with ethernet connection
link LED, ethernet 58
loop option 67
LVD SCSI 125
53
M
magazine 19, 29, 60
maintenance
installing tape drive 108
replacing tape drive 104
maintenance and service 103
mask, subnet 55
max addressable slot option 48
menu
command 76
demo 75
operator panel 37
menu key 39
N
network address 55
next cartridge option 67
O
operating environment 121
operator panel
error codes 39
menus 37
operator keys 39
status screen 36
P
packing the library 112
park and unlock for shipping 38
password
LCD setting 49
LCD viewing 100
post barcode scan option 46
power cord 32, 122
power specification 121
powering on the library 32
problems
installation 118
library operation 119
tape drive 119
R
rack mount hardware 23
rack mount, removal 110
replacing tape drive 104
reset key 39
resetting library 73
resetting tape drive 93
restart option 67
returning the library 109, 110
robot
control mode 65
description 16, 19
home position 77
movement statistics 79
park to ship 109
robot control mode 38
S
SCSI
bus 30, 125
bus termination 126
cables 122
configuration 125
ID 41, 126
LVD 125
menu 38
parity option 42
terminator 23, 123
wide 125
security option 48
security screens (ethernet) 56
sensors 80
sequential mode 66
loop option 67
next cartridge option 67
restart option 67
setting options 68
serial cable connection 96
serial number 78
tape drive 88
service
returning the library 109, 110
shipping the library 109, 110
size and weight of library 121
software 24
specifications 121
statistics 78
status key 39
status light 84
status screen 36
storing cartridges 64
subnet mask 55
system sensors 80
T
tape drive
access cover removal 107
carrier 16, 18
carrier removal 106
clean drive option 89
ejecting cartridge 89, 92
installing 108
removing 106
replacing 104
resetting 93
status 84
termination, SCSI 126
terminator, SCSI 123
troubleshooting 117
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U
unlock door key 39
unpacking the library
22
V
verify barcode checksum option 47
verifying hardware installation 33
W
weight and size of library
wide SCSI 125
write-protect switch 26
121
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Contacting Plasmon
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e-mail
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