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HP ESL G3 Configuration Information for IBM Spectrum Protect Server (formerly TSM)

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Abstract

Configuration Information for HP ESL-G3 Tape Library

Content

HP ESL G3
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.

Drive Addresses
Storage Slot Addresses
Changer Address
Entry/Exit Slot Addresses
256-351
4096-11199
1
16-255


Notes:
  • Maximum library capacity
      192 drives 12,006 slots, dual robots in an active/active configuration
  • Barcodes are supported.
  • Eight character barcodes are required. The last 2 characters must be the media identifier "Lx" where x is the tape cartridge generation. For example, ABC456L5 for an LTO-5 cartridge. Without a proper barcode label, a volume will appear as "unknown media".
  • ELEMent=AUTODetect in the DEFINE/UPDATE DRIVE command is supported.
  • HP ESL G3 Series library supports HP Enterprise Secure Key Manager (ESKM) for encryption key management. To allow HP Enterprise Secure Key Manager to manage encryption keys, set the DRIVEEncryption option for DEVCLASS to ALLOW.
  • Device identifications and firmware levels used during validation:
      Validated with TSM 6.2.3
      • Library : HP ESL G3 Series --- Firmware : 620H
      • Drive : HP Ultrium 4-SCSI --- Firmware : H60W
      • Drive : HP Ultrium 5-SCSI --- Firmware : I3FW

      Validated with TSM 6.2.5
      • Library : HP ESL G3 Series --- Firmware : 650H
      • Drive : HP Ultrium 5-SCSI --- Firmware : I5AW
      • Drive : HP Ultrium 6-SCSI --- Firmware : J2AW

      Validated with TSM 6.3.0
      • Library : HP ESL G3 Series --- Firmware : 620H
      • Drive : HP Ultrium 4-SCSI --- Firmware : H63W
      • Drive : HP Ultrium 5-SCSI --- Firmware : I3FW

      Validated with TSM 6.3.3
      • Library : HP ESL G3 Series --- Firmware : 650H
      • Drive : HP Ultrium 5-SCSI --- Firmware : I5AW
      • Drive : HP Ultrium 6-SCSI --- Firmware : J2AW

      Validated with IBM Spectrum Protect(ISP) 7.1.4
      • Library : HP ESL G3 Series --- Firmware : 720H
      • Drive : HP Ultrium 5-SCSI --- Firmware : I6PW
      • Drive : HP Ultrium 6-SCSI --- Firmware : J5FW
      • Drive : HP Ultrium 7-SCSI --- Firmware : FA12
  • LTO-7 support requires IBM Spectrum Protect Server 7.1.4 or later
  • Technote 1652118 - HP LTO-6 Advanced Path Failover is supported with firmware version 680H.GS30501 or later.
  • Technote 1985885 - HPE StoreEver Tape Libraries LTO-7 Path Failover is support with firmware version 736H.GS00500



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
Server

Software version: All Supported Versions

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

Reference #: 1502350

Modified date: 05 December 2012