Sony AIT Drive Configuration Information for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Server

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Abstract

Configuration Information for Sony AIT-2, AIT-3, AIT-3Ex, AIT-4, and AIT-5 Drives

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Sony SDX-500C (AIT-2 or AIT130)
Sony SDX-500V (AIT-2)
Sony SDX-700C (AIT-3 or AIT260)
Sony SDX-700V (AIT-3)
Sony SDX-800V (AIT-3Ex)
Sony SDX-900V (AIT-4)
Sony SDX-1100 (AIT-5)

1. When defining a device class for any generation of Sony AIT drives, i.e. AIT, AIT-2, AIT-3, AIT-4, or AIT-5, use

  • DEVType=8MM
  • FORMAT=<DRIVE | AIT | AITC>
    Example:

    DEFine DEVclass devclassname DEVType= 8MM FORMAT= AIT .....
    DEFine DEVclass devclassname DEVType= 8MM FORMAT= AITC .....

    AIT - Specifies that the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager server writes data that uses the AIT recording format.

    AITC - Specifies that the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager server writes data that uses the AIT recording format with compression.

2. Sony AIT WORM capable drives can be used as Read/Write or WORM drives. To use them as WORM drives, when defining a device class, use WORM=Yes.
    Example:

    DEFine DEVclass devclassname DEVType=8MM FORMAT=DRIVE WORM=Yes

3. To use Sony AIT WORM capable drives as Read/Write drives, when defining a device class, do not specify the WORM parameter, or use WORM=No.
    Example:

    DEFine DEVclass devclassname DEVType=8MM FORMAT=DRIVE WORM=No

4. Only WORM media can be used for WORM storage pool, and only RW media can be used for RW storage pool.

5. When checking in WORM volumes, use checklabel=yes. Otherwise, they will be checked in as RW volumes.

6. Storage pools assigned to the 8MM device class have a default reclamation value of 60. To prevent reclamation of WORM media, set the reclamation value to 100.

7. Sony AIT drives can not be defined for use as WORM drives through the Device Configuration wizard on Windows. The drives will have to be defined through IBM Tivoli Storage Manager commands.

8. Capacity
    AIT-2: 50GB native capacity and approximately 130GB with 2.6:1 compression.
    AIT-3: 100GB native capacity and approximately 260GB with 2.6:1 compression.
    AIT-3Ex: 150GB native capacity and approximately 390GB with 2.6:1 compression.
    AIT-4: 200GB native capacity and approximately 520GB with 2.6:1 compression.
    AIT-5: 400GB native capacity and approximately 1040GB with 2.6:1 compression.

9. Device identifications and firmware levels used during validation
    AIT-2
    Drive ID : SONY SDX-500C --- Firmware : 0103
    Drive ID : SONY SDX-500C --- Firmware : 0203 (WORM capable)
    AIT-2 Turbo
    Drive ID : SONY SDX-500V --- Firmware : 0101 (WORM capable)
    Sony SDX-700C AIT-3
    Drive ID : SONY SDX-700C --- Firmware : 0101, 0103
    Drive ID : SONY SDX-700C --- Firmware : 0201 (WORM capable)
    Sony SDX-700V AIT-3 Turbo
    Drive ID : SONY SDX-700V --- Firmware : 0100, 0201 (WORM capable)
    AIT-3Ex
    Drive ID : SONY SDX-800V --- Firmware : 0100 (Validated with TSM 5.3.3.2)
    Drive ID : SONY SDX-800V --- Firmware : 0101, 0102 (WORM capable)
    AIT-4
    Drive ID : SONY SDX-900V --- Firmware : 0100
    Drive ID : SONY SDX-900V --- Firmware : 0102 (Validated with TSM 5.3.1.2)
    Drive ID : SONY SDX-900V --- Firmware : 0103 (WORM capable) (Validated with TSM 5.3.2.1)
    Drive ID : SONY SDX-900V --- Firmware : 0104 (WORM capable) (Validated with TSM 5.3.3.2)
    Drive ID : SONY SDX-900V --- Firmware : 0105 (WORM capable)
    AIT-5
    Drive ID : SONY SDX-1100 --- Firmware : 0100 (WORM capable) (Validated with TSM 5.4.0)
    Drive ID : SONY SDX-1100 --- Firmware : 0102 (WORM capable)

10. Supported media - See the Sony website for more up-to-date AIT media compatibility chart.
    AIT-2
    • SDX1-25C 170 m AIT-1 25GB data cartridge
    • SDX1-35C 230 m AIT-1 35GB data cartridge
    • SDX2-36C 170 m AIT-2 36GB data cartridge
    • SDX2-50C 230 m AIT-2 50GB data cartridge
    • SDX2-50W 230 m AIT-2 50GB WORM data cartridge
    AIT-3
    • SDX1-25C 170 m AIT-1 25GB data cartridge
    • SDX1-35C 230 m AIT-1 35GB data cartridge
    • SDX2-36C 170 m AIT-2 36GB data cartridge
    • SDX2-50C 230 m AIT-2 50GB data cartridge
    • SDX2-50W 230 m AIT-2 50GB WORM data cartridge
    • SDX3-100C 230 m AIT-3 100GB data cartridge
    • SDX3-100W 230 m AIT-3 100GB WORM data cartridge
    Sony SDX-800V AIT-3Ex
    • SDX3X-150C AIT-3Ex 150GB media (Read/Write)
    • SDX3-100C AIT-3 100GB media (Read/Write)
    • SDX3-100W AIT-3 100GB WORM media (Read/Write) - Firmware revision 0101 is required.
    • TAIT2-80C AIT-2 Turbo 80GB media (Read/Write) - Firmware revision 0101 is required.
    • SDX2-50C AIT-2 50GB media (Read Only)
    • SDX2-36C AIT-2 36GB media (Read Only)
    • TAIT1-40C AIT-1 Turbo 40GB media (Read Only) - Firmware revision 0101is required.
    • SDX1-35C AIT-1 35GB media (Read Only)
    • SDX1-25C AIT-1 25GB media (Read Only)
    • TAITE-20N AIT-E 20GB media (Read Only) - Firmware revision 0101is required.
    Sony SDX-900V AIT-4
    • Sony SDX3X-150C AIT-3Ex 150GB Read/Write data cartridge. Requires TSM 5.3.3.2 or later and firmware 0104.
    • Sony SDX4-200C AIT-4 200GB Read/Write data cartridge
    • Sony SDX4-200W AIT-4 200GB WORM data cartridge
    • Backwards compatibility with prior generations of AIT is not supported on AIT-4 drive with firmware level 0102 or later.
    Sony SDX-1100 AIT-5
    • Sony SDX3-100C AIT-3 100GB Read/Write data cartridge
    • Sony SDX3-100W AIT-3 100GB WORM cartridge (Read Only)
    • Sony SDX3X-150C AIT-3Ex 150GB Read/Write data cartridge
    • Sony SDX4-200C AIT-4 200GB Read/Write data cartridge
    • Sony SDX4-200W AIT-4 200GB WORM cartridge (Read Only)
    • Sony SDX5-400C AIT-5 400GB Read/Write data cartridge
    • Sony SDX5-400W AIT-5 400GB WORM data cartridge
    • Sony SDX-1100 does not support any Turbo media such as AITE turbo, AIT1 turbo, and AIT2 turbo.

11. All Sony AIT drives report serial numbers.

12. The CLEAN DRIVE command is not supported with Sony SDX-800V drive.


Mixing RW and WORM media

RW and WORM media can be in the same library. However, 2 device classes--RW and WORM, must be defined.

Since Sony AIT RW drives do not recognize WORM media, all drives in the library must be WORM capable if WORM media will be used.



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 #:

1155660

Modified date:

2009-07-07

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