Spectra Logic Spectra configuration information for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager server

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Abstract

This document describes configuration information for Spectra Logic Spectra T50, T120, T200, T380, T680, T950, and T-Finity tape libraries

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Spectra Logic Spectra T50/T50e
Spectra Logic Spectra T120
Spectra Logic Spectra T200
Spectra Logic Spectra T380
Spectra Logic Spectra T680
Spectra Logic Spectra T950
Spectra Logic Spectra T-Finity

Model
Drive Addresses
Storage Slot Addresses
Changer Address
Entry/Exit Slot Addresses
T50/T50e
256-259
4096-4145
1
16-(15+N)
T120
256-261
4096-4215
1
16-(15+N)
T200
256-271
4096-4295
1
16-(15+N)
T380
256-279
4096-4475
1
16-(15+N)
T680
256-279
4096-4775
1
16-(15+N)
T950-1
256-279
4096-5045
1
16-(15+N)
T950-2
256-303
4096-6345
1
16-(15+N)
T950-3
256-327
4096-7445
1
16-(15+N)
T950-4
256-351
4096-8945
1
16-(15+N)
T950-5
256-375
4096-10245
1
16-(15+N)
T-Finity
256-375
4096-30715
1
16-(15+N)

N is the number of entry/exit ports


Supported library capacity:

The Tivoli Storage Manager server supports the maximum capacity.


Bar code requirements:
  • For LTO media, character 7 and 8 in the bar code labels must be media identifier Lx where x is the LTO generation. For example, a bar code label for LTO-5 media would be 123456L5.
  • For SDLT media, character 7 and 8 in the bar code labels must be media identifiers S1 or S2 for SDLT I media, and S3 for SDLT II media. For example, a bar code label for SDLT II media would be 123456S3.
  • For 3592 media, character 7 and 8 must be JC, JK, JY, JB, or JX.


Mixed media support:

Starting with Tivoli Storage Manager version 6.3.2, LTO mixed generation, 3592 mixed generation, and SDLT mixed generation are supported. Mixing media such as DLT and LTO in the same logical library, however, is not supported.

For mixed generation support, bar code labels must meet the bar code requirements. And the library must be configured to return at least 8 characters of bar codes.


Recommended Barcode Reporting configuration:
  • Checksummed behavior - The default is Check-summed barcodes. If your bar code labels do not include a checksum, you must change this setting to Non-checksummed barcodes. Otherwise, the right-most character will be treated as a checksum and will not be reported as part of the barcode.
  • Select Left or Right - Report right-hand characters (default)
  • Select the number of characters to report - Must be at least 8 for mixed generation support.

For more information on the bar code reporting configuration, see "Configure Barcode Reporting" in Spectra T950 Library User Guide.

Supported drives:

Model
Supported Drives
Spectra T50/T50e
LTO-2, LTO-3, IBM LTO-4, IBM LTO-5, and IBM LTO-6
Spectra T120
IBM LTO-2, IBM LTO-3, IBM LTO-4, IBM LTO-5, and IBM LTO-6
Spectra T200
IBM LTO-3, IBM LTO-4, IBM LTO-5, and IBM LTO-6
Spectra T380
IBM LTO-3, IBM LTO-4, IBM LTO-5, and IBM LTO-6
Spectra T680
IBM LTO-3, IBM LTO-4, IBM LTO-5, and IBM LTO-6
Spectra T950
IBM LTO-4, IBM LTO-5, and IBM LTO-6
Spectra T-Finity
IBM LTO-4, IBM LTO-5, IBM TS1140, and IBM LTO-6


Library Managed Encryption:

The DRIVEEncryption parameter for the DEVCLASS command must be set to EXTERNAL when encryption is managed by the library. If DRIVEEncryption is set to ALLOW, the Tivoli Storage Manager server detects that application managed encryption (AME) is enabled and turns off encryption. See Technote 1459734 for more information, and Technote 1269368 for actions that should be taken for volumes that are not encrypted as expected by the Tivoli Storage Manager server.


Device identifications and firmware levels:
    Spectra T120
    Library ID : SPECTRA PYTHON
    Firmware : must be upgraded to revision Augusta-20050210F or later.
    Library firmware for Spectra T120 with LTO-4 drives should be upgraded to BlueScale10.0.3-20070830F or later revision.
    Spectra T200
    Library ID : SPECTRA PYTHON --- Firmware : 10.1
    Spectra T380
    Library ID : SPECTRA PYTHON --- Firmware : 10.1
    Spectra T680
    Library ID : SPECTRA PYTHON
    Spectra T950
    Library ID : SPECTRA PYTHON --- Firmware must be upgraded to revision Oslo-20050210F or later.
    Drive ID : IBM ULTRIUM-TD2 --- Firmware : 38D0
    Spectra T-Finity
    Library ID : SPECTRA PYTHON --- Firmware : 2000


Other notes:
  • Spectra T50/T50e and T120 are also supported in ADI mode.
  • ELEMent=AUTODetect in the DEFINE/UPDATE DRIVE command is supported.


Known problem:

Related APAR:



Libraries and drives 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 #:

1173374

Modified date:

2011-02-11

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