Overland REO Series Configuration Information for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Server

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Configuration Information for Overland REO 1000, REO 4000, REO 4500, REO 4600, and REO 9000


Overland REO 1000
Overland REO 1500
Overland REO 4000
Overland REO 4500
Overland REO 4600
Overland REO 9000
Overland REO 9100

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

Overland REO Series is a disk-based backup and recovery appliance emulating tape libraries such as Overland NEO Series, and HP Ultrium 2 tape drives. The VTL can also be configured to return product ID "REO Series" to distinguish that it is a disk-based device.

Overland REO Series device can emulate
  • up to 64 HP Ultrium 2 virtual tape drives or
  • a virtual library with up to 32 virtual tape drives or
  • up to 4 virtual libraries with up to 16 drives and 180 virtual cartridges per virtual library


1. Barcodes are supported.

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

3. When defining device class for Overland REO Series, use
  • devtype=LTO
  • format=<DRIVE>
    DEFine DEVclass devclassname DEVType=LTO FORMAT=DRIVE .....

4. Device identification and firmware level used during validation
    V alidated with TSM 5.3.1
    Drive ID : HP Ultrium 2-SCSI --- Firmware : F45H
    Validated with TSM
    Library ID : OVERLAND REO Series --- Firmware : 0425
    Library ID : OVERLAND NEO Series --- Firmware : 0425
    Drive ID : HP Ultrium 2-SCSI --- Firmware : F45H
    Overland REO 1500 validated with TSM 5.4.1 (iSCSI interface)
    Library ID : OVERLAND REO Series --- FW: 0425
    Drive ID : HP Ultrium 2-SCSI --- FW: F45H
    Overland REO 4600
    Library ID : OVERLAND REO Series

5. The iSCSI interface is supported only on Windows. An iSCSI HBA is required. Microsoft iSCSI Software Initiator is not supported by the Tivoli Storage Manager device driver.

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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Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version:

All Supported Versions

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