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Oracle StorageTek SL3000 Library Configuration Information for IBM Spectrum Protect Server (formerly TSM)

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Configuration Information for Oracle StorageTek SL3000

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Beginning with Version 7.1.3, IBM® Tivoli® Storage Manager is now IBM Spectrum Protect™. Some applications such as the software fulfillment systems and IBM License Metric Tool use the new product name. However, the software and its product documentation continue to use the Tivoli Storage Manager product name. To learn more about the rebranding transition, see technote 1963634.

Oracle SL3000 Base Model

Model
Drive Addresses
Storage Slot Addresses
Changer Address
Entry/Exit Slot Address
Base system
1000-1023
2000-2264
0
10-35

Notes:

Library capacity:
56 drives and 5925 slots

Barcode requirements:
Non-labeled cartridges are not supported. All cartridges must have valid barcodes

For LTO media, character 7-8 on the barcode must be:
L3 for LTO-3 RW media, LT for LTO-3 WORM media
L4 for LTO-4 media, and LU for LTO-4 WORM media
L5 for LTO-5 media, and LV for LTO-5 WORM media
L6 for LTO-6 media, and LW for LTO-6 WORM media
L7 for LTO-7 media, and LX for LTO-7 WORM media

For other media, see the Valid Cartridge Labels section in StorageTek SL3000 Principles of Operation.

Device identifications and firmware levels used during validation process:
(Validated with TSM 5.5.1)
Library ID : STK SL3000 --- Firmware : 2.02
Drive ID : IBM ULTRIUM-TD3 --- Firmware : 73P5

(Validated with TSM 5.4.4)
Library ID : STK SL3000 --- Firmware : 2.02
Drive ID : HP Ultrium 4-SCSI --- Firmware : H44S

(Validated with TSM 6.2.0)
Library ID : STK SL3000 --- Firmware : 2.35
Drive ID : STK T10000B --- Firmware : 1.44

(Validated with TSM 6.3.1)
Library ID : STK SL3000 --- Firmware : 3.00
Drive ID : STK T10000C --- Firmware : 1.53

(Validated with TSM 6.2.3)
Library ID : STK SL3000 --- Firmware : 2.81
Drive ID : IBM ULTRIUM-TD5 --- Firmware : BBN0

(Validated with TSM 6.2.3)
Library ID : STK SL3000 --- Firmware : 2.81
Drive ID : HP Ultrium 5-SCSI --- Firmware : I2DS

(Validated with TSM 6.3.4)
Library ID : STK SL3000 --- Firmware : 4.00
Drive ID : IBM ULTRIUM-TD6 --- Firmware : C9T4

(Validated with TSM 6.3.4)
Library ID : STK SL3000 --- Firmware : 4.00
Drive ID : HP Ultrium 6-SCSI --- Firmware : J2AS

(Validated with TSM 7.1.0)
Library ID : STK SL3000 --- Firmware : 4.0
Drive ID : STK T10000B --- Firmware : 1.48
Drive ID : STK T10000C --- Firmware : 1.57

(Validated with TSM 7.1.0)
Library ID : STK SL3000 --- Firmware : 4.0
Drive ID : STK T10000D --- Firmware : 4.07

(Validated with TSM 6.3.5 & 7.1.1)
Library ID : STK SL3000 --- Firmware : 4.0
Drive ID : STK T10000D --- Firmware : 4.07.17

(Validated with TSM 6.3.5 & 7.1.1)
Library ID : STK SL3000 --- Firmware : 4.0
Drive ID : STK T10000C --- Firmware : 1.61

(Validated with TSM 6.3.5 & 7.1.1)
Library ID : STK SL3000 --- Firmware : 4.00
Drive ID : HP Ultrium 5-SCSI --- Firmware : I67S
Drive ID : HP Ultrium 6-SCSI --- Firmware : J39S

(Validated with IBM Spectrum Proctect(ISP) 7.1.4)
Library ID : STK SL3000 --- Firmware : 4.3.2
Drive ID : IBM ULTRIUM-TD7 --- Firmware : FA14
Drive ID : IBM ULTRIUM-TD6 --- Firmware : F3J6
Drive ID : HP Ultrium 6-SCSI --- Firmware : J39S

Supported drives:

The library is available with the following drives:

Mixed media support:
  • Mixing StorageTek T10000D and T10000C drives in the same physical or logic library is NOT supported.
  • To use Ultrium 5, the following version of Tivoli Storage Manager Server is required.
    • Tivoli Storage Manager Server version 5.5 - version 5.5.5 or later
    • Tivoli Storage Manager Server version 6.1 - version 6.1.4 or later
    • Tivoli Storage Manager Server version 6.2 - version 6.2.1 or later
  • To use Ultrium 6, the following version of Tivoli Storage Manager Server is required.
    • Tivoli Storage Manager Server version 6.2 - version 6.2.5 or later
    • Tivoli Storage Manager Server version 6.3 - version 6.3.3 or later
  • To use Ultrium 7, the following version of Tivoli Storage Manager Server is required.
    • Tivoli Storage Manager Server version 7.1 - version 7.1.4 or later
  • To use StorageTek T10000C drive and StorageTek T10000 T2 media, the following version of Tivoli Storage Manager Server is required.
    • Tivoli Storage Manager Server version 5.5 - version 5.5.6 or later
    • Tivoli Storage Manager Server version 6.1 - version 6.1.5 or later
    • Tivoli Storage Manager Server version 6.2 - version 6.2.3 or later
  • To use StorageTek T10000D drive and StorageTek T10000 T2 media, the following version of Tivoli Storage Manager Server is required.
    • Tivoli Storage Manager Server version 6.3 - version 6.3.5 or later
    • Tivoli Storage Manager Server version 7.1 - version 7.1.0 or later

Access Expansion Module (AEM) support:

The Access Expansion Module is an add-on frame component for the SL3000 library. The AEM can be on either or both ends of the library, and is designed to provide a number of features to the library.
  • Bulk import/export via its removable 18 arrays (234 total slots available), which looks like a Cartridge Access Port (CAP) to host interfaces.
  • Hot swap of a robot within the module.
  • Full access to all customer cells when running dual robot without losing capacity (as with a Parking Expansion Module – PEM).
  • The AEM can be used currently with both Fibre/SCSI direct attach or by ACSLS control.

Fibre/SCSI direct attach will utilize all Import/Export devices on the SL3000 library in a sequential order. The AEM will always be the last Import/Export device sequence.

ACSLS attach can utilize the Import/Export devices by choice. A current limitation of ACSLS 7.3 (latest release) is that it can only perform 42 cartridge exports with one export command. Next version release of ACSLS will eliminate this limitation.

Known Problems:
  • The CLEAN DRIVE operation may fail with library firmware 2.30
    ANR2017I Administrator SERVER_CONSOLE issued command: CLEAN DRIVE T10KB T10KBDRV1
    ANR8904I CLEAN DRIVE: Cleaning operation for drive T10KBDRV1 in library T10KB started as process 19.
    ANR8906I Cleaning drive T10KBDRV1 (/dev/rmt/tsmmt56) in library T10KB.
    ANR8469E Dismount of CLEANER volume CLNT64 from drive T10KBDRV1 (/dev/rmt/tsmmt56) in library T10KB failed.
    ANR8907E CLEAN DRIVE for drive T10KBDRV1 (/dev/rmt/tsmmt56) in library T10KB failed.
    ANR0985I Process 19 for CLEAN DRIVE running in the BACKGROUND completed with completion state FAILURE at 10:43:48 AM.
    Upgrade library firmware to revision 2.31 or later.



Library and drive may require different minimum TSM 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
Server

Software version: All Supported Versions

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1299726

Modified date: 17 September 2010