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IC79688: NOT GETTING THE CORRECT ELEMENT NUMBERS FROM LIBRARY INVENTORY AFTER UPGRADE TO LEVEL 5.5.5, 6.1.5, AND 6.2.3

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • MDV APAR IC73252 fixed in level 5.5.5, 6.1.5, and 6.2.3
    After upgrade to level 5.5.5, 6.1.5, 6.2.3, or higher, the
    Tivoli Storage Manager Device Driver reports incorrect/duplicate
    element numbers (0 or 8224).
    
    From a TSM Show Slots lib_name, we see:
    Drive   0, element 500
    Drive   1, element 8224     <----- Unexpected
    Drive   2, element 0        <----- Unexpected
    Drive   3, element 8224     <----- Unexpected
    ...
    ImpExp 0, element number 10
    ImpExp 1, element number 8224      <----- Unexpected
    ImpExp 2, element number 13
    ImpExp 3, element number 8224      <----- Unexpected
    ImpExp 4, element number 16
    ...
    Slot 0, status Full, element number 1000, barcode present,
    barcode value  <AR0000>, devT=, mediaT=0, elemT=
    Slot 1, status Full, element number 8224   <----- Unexpected
    Slot 2, status Full, element number 1003, barcode present,
    barcode value <AR0003>, devT=, mediaT=0, elemT=
    Slot 3, status Full, element number 8224,  <----- Unexpected
    ...
    Slot 3331, status Full, element number 8224, <----- Unexpected
    Slot 3333, status Full, element number 8224, <----- Unexpacted
    Slot 3334, status Unavailable, element number 0, <- Unexpected
    Slot 3335, status Unavailable, element number 0, <- Unexpected
    
    Actlog has repeating messages:
    ANR8821E Barcode of element 8224, '    ', exceeds 32 characters
    in  length
    ANR8821E Barcode of element 8224, '    ', exceeds 32 characters
    in  length
    ANR8821E Barcode of element 8224, '    ', exceeds 32 characters
    in  length
    ANR8821E Barcode of element 8224, '    ', exceeds 32 characters
    in  length
    
    Initial Impact: Low
    
    Additional Keywords: TSM DD element # bad wrong
    

Local fix

  • Reduce the number of slots defined to the Library.  (Below 4400
    or 4500 slots until fixing level is available)
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: All Tivoli Storage Manager server users of   *
    *                 Data Domain VTL emulating STKL180 with       *
    *                 over 4000 slots defined.                     *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: See error description.                  *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    *
    

Problem conclusion

  • This problem was fixed.
    Affected platforms:  AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, Linux,  and Windows.
    
    Recommendation:
    
    This field is used to communicate what levels will contain the
    fix for this APAR.
    
    Apply fixing level when available. This
    problem is currently projected to be fixed
    in levels 5.5.7, 6.2.4, 6.3.1.  Note that this is
    subject to change at the discretion of IBM.
    lem was fixed.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC79688

  • Reported component name

    TSM SERVER

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMSV

  • Reported release

    61A

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2011-11-08

  • Closed date

    2011-11-30

  • Last modified date

    2013-08-22

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    TSM SERVER

  • Fixed component ID

    5698ISMSV

Applicable component levels

  • R55A PSY

       UP

  • R55H PSY

       UP

  • R55L PSY

       UP

  • R55S PSY

       UP

  • R55W PSY

       UP

  • R61A PSY

       UP

  • R61H PSY

       UP

  • R61L PSY

       UP

  • R61S PSY

       UP

  • R61W PSY

       UP

  • R62A PSY

       UP

  • R62H PSY

       UP

  • R62L PSY

       UP

  • R62S PSY

       UP

  • R62W PSY

       UP

  • R63A PSY

       UP

  • R63H PSY

       UP

  • R63L PSY

       UP

  • R63S PSY

       UP

  • R63W PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version: 61A

Reference #: IC79688

Modified date: 22 August 2013