Qualstar TLS-8000 Series Configuration Information for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Server

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Configuration Information for Qualstar TLS-8000 Series

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Qualstar TLS 8000 Series

Model
Drive Addresses
Storage Slot Addresses
Changer Address
Entry/Exit Slot Address
8111
63000
0-10
65000
64000
8211
63000-63001
0-10
65000
64000
8222
63000-63001
0-21
65000
64000
8433
63000-63003
0-32
65000
64000
8466
63000-63003
0-65
65000
64000
88132
63000-63007
0-131
65000
64000
88264
63000-63007
0-263
65000
64000
Qualstar TLS 8211




Notes:

1. Maximum numbers of drives and storage slots supported
    8 drives 264 slots

2. Barcodes are supported. Barcode reader is not present in 8111 model and optional in 8211 and 8222 model. All other models have barcode readers as standard configuration.

3. Device identifications and firmware levels
    Library ID : QUALSTAR TLS-8222 --- Firmware : 2.12
    Drive ID : HP Ultrium 1 --- Firmware : E11V


Mixed LTO Generation:

1. The Tivoli Storage Manager device driver version 5.2.2 supports mixed generation of Ultrium-TD1 and Ultrium-TD2 drives in Qualstar TLS-8000 Series with barcode support. See Libraries with Mixed Media Capability for more information.

2. The Tivoli Storage Manager device driver version 5.2.7.1 or later is required for LTO3 media usage in Qualstar TLS-8000 Series libraries.

3. In order to support mixed generation, barcode labels with L1, L2, or L3 trailing characters are required for the Tivoli Storage Manager device driver to recognize LTO1, LTO2, and LTO3 cartridges.

4. The library default for the barcode reader is to use check digits when reading the barcode. If you are using barcodes that do not use check digits, this default needs to be changed. The check digit option can be found via Menu panel :

Menu -> Configuration -> Advanced -> Changer -> Labels -> Check Character

Change the value from Yes to No.


Known Problems:

Qualstar TLS-8111

Users who upgrade the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager server to version 5.2.2 will have to apply patch 5.2.2.1 for Qualstar TLS-8111.

Qualstar TLS-8211 and Qualstar TLS-8222

Starting in IBM Tivoli Storage Manager version 5.2.2, barcode reader is required in Qualstar TLS-8211 and Qualstar TLS-8222.

THE DEFINE PATH COMMAND FAILS WITH COMPLETION CODE 321

The DEFINE PATH command to define a path to the library may fail with completion code 321 if the number of drives in the logical library is less than the maximum number of drives supported in the library. For example, Qualstar TLS-8466 can have up to 4 drives. However, if you have only 3 drives in the logical library, the DEFINE PATH command may fail.

    Solution:

    Set the Drive Last value to the actual last drive number in the partition.

    Menu -> Configuration -> Advanced -> Library - x - Drive Last

    where x is the partition being configured.

    For example, the library in the example above has one logical partition with 3 drives, the Drive Last value should be set to T3 instead of T4 as there are only 3 drives in the library and drive 3 is the last drive.

    Then reenable the logical library as it disables itself when a change is made. Contact Qualstar Tech Support for help on the process.




Library and drive may require different minimum Tivoli Storage Manager levels. Therefore, ensure that both library and drive hardware are supported. See " Supported Devices for AIX, HP-UX, Solaris and Windows" or " Supported Devices for Linux" for minimum supported version levels and platforms for these devices.

More information regarding device configuration is available in the Tivoli Storage Manager Administrator's Guide, which can be found in the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager information center.

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More support for:

Tivoli Storage Manager
Server

Software version:

All Supported Versions

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux x86, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

1137618

Modified date:

2009-06-08

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