ADIC Pathlight VX Configuration Information for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Server

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Configuration Information for ADIC Pathlight VX, Pathlight VX-450 and Pathlight VX-650


ADIC Pathlight VX

Drive Addresses
Storage Slot Addresses
Changer Address
Entry/Exit Slot Addresses
Pathlight VX


1. Maximum numbers of drives and storage slots supported
  • In TSM versions prior to 5.2.6 - 80 drives 16000 slots
  • In TSM versions 5.2.6 and prior to 5.3.0 - 3840 drives 61439 slots
  • In TSM version 5.3.0 and later - maximum numbers of drives and storage slots supported by the libraries.

    2. ADIC Pathlight VX does not have capability to import/export cartridges.

    3. When a barcode reader is installed, barcodes are supported.

    4. Device identifications and firmware levels

    ADIC Pathlight VX
    Library ID : ADIC Pathlight VX --- Firmware : 010A
    Drive ID : IBM ULTRIUM-TD1 --- Firmware : 252D

    ADIC Pathlight VX-450 and VX-650
    Library ID : ADIC Pathlight VX --- Firmware : 2.1

    5. ELEMent=AUTODetect in the DEFINE/UPDATE DRIVE command is supported.

    6. ADIC Pathlight VX is available with IBM ULTRIUM-TD1 and IBM ULTRIUM-TD2 drives.

    7. The IBM device driver is required for IBM Ultrium drives and can be downloaded from

    8. ADIC Pathlight VX is not supported on HP-UX and SuSE 8.

    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.
  • Document information

    More support for:

    Tivoli Storage Manager

    Software version:

    All Supported Versions

    Operating system(s):

    AIX, Linux x86, Solaris, Windows

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