HP MSL6480 Library Configuration Information for IBM Spectrum Protect Server (formerly TSM)
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Configuration information for HP MSL6480 Tape Library
HP MSL 6480 Base Model
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.
Storage Slot Addresses
Entry/Exit Slot Address
- Library capacity
MSL 6480 - 6 HH drives, 70 slots, expandable up to 7 modules
- 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.
- Device identifications and firmware levels used during validation
(Validated with TSM 6.3.4)
- Library ID : HP MSL6480 --- Firmware : 1.10
- Drive ID : HP Ultrium 5-SCSI --- HH FC Firmware : Y5BW
- Drive ID : HP Ultrium 5-SCSI --- HH SAS Firmware : Z58W
- Drive ID : HP Ultrium 6-SCSI --- HH FC Firmware : 238W
- Drive ID : HP Ultrium 6-SCSI --- HH SAS Firmware : 338W
- Library ID : HP MSL6480 --- Firmware : 4.00
- Drive ID : HP Ultrium 5-SCSI --- HH FC Firmware : Y65W
- Drive ID : HP Ultrium 5-SCSI --- HH SAS Firmware : Z65W
- Drive ID : HP Ultrium 6-SCSI --- HH FC Firmware : 23CW
- Drive ID : HP Ultrium 6-SCSI --- HH SAS Firmware : 33DW
- Library ID : HP MSL6480 --- Firmware : 4.80
- Drive ID : HP Ultrium 6-SCSI --- HH FC Firmware : 25DW
- Drive ID : HP Ultrium 7-SCSI --- HH FC Firmware : FA13
- Library ID : HP MSL6480 --- Firmware : 4.91
- Drive ID : HP Ultrium 7-SCSI --- HH FC Firmware : G341
(Validated with TSM 7.1.0)
( Validated with IBM Spectrum Protect 7.1.4)
( Validated with IBM Spectrum Protect 7.1.5)
- See Technote 1396706 for information on platforms on which SAS devices are supported.
- HP MSL 6480 library supports LTO mixed generation.
- Available drives
- LTO-7 support requires IBM Spectrum Protect Server 7.1.4 or later
- Technote 1652118 - HP LTO-6 Advanced Path Failover for HP Ultrium 6250 (Ultrium 6 ) HH FC drive is supported with firmware version 4.40 or later.
- Technote 1985885 - HPE StoreEver Tape Libraries LTO-7 Path Failover is support with firmware version 4.91 or later.
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 more support information including minimum supported version levels and supported platforms.
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.
More support for:
Tivoli Storage Manager
Software version: All Supported Versions
Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows
Reference #: 1634835
Modified date: 14 March 2017
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