Obtaining the IBM Tape Device Driver
Download location for the IBM Tape device driver, and diagnostic utilities like itdt.
IBM Tape Driver download location changed in 2010, and the Tape utility is no longer included in the driver install with current versions
Driver Download Location Change
All new IBM tape device drivers will only be posted to the web through our fix central download portal and not through the public.dhe.ibm.com site.
The device driver FTP site has been sunset as of June 2010.
IBM maintains the latest levels of System Storage tape drive and library device drivers and documentation on the Internet.
Obtain them by accessing the following URL (http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral): IBM Fix Central **
This is a portal to enter the download area. There are a few pull down menus to get to the correct download as follows:
1. Click on the "Select Product" tab.
2. In the first pull down menu labeled "Product Group", select "System Storage".
3. In the next pull down menu that appears which is labeled "Select from System Storage", select "Tape Systems".
4. With the next pull down menu, ""Select from Tape Systems", select "Tape Drivers and Software".
5. This will in turn bring up the "Select from Tape Drivers and Software" menu. This menu allows selection of the multiple options. In this case select either "Tape Device Drivers" or "Tape Diagnostic Tool ITDT" ** See note below regarding ITDT
6. Select the correct operating system from the "Platform" menu.
7. Click Continue
8. The next screen allows selection of the download packages. Select the download package needed.
NOTE: the link below the driver selections is for the .pdf driver guides, is it not the actual contents of the download selections
9. Click Continue
10. Select the package to download (latest release is usually recommended)
11. Click Continue
12. Enter your IBM ID/Password.
13. Select the download method, Download Director, FTP or HTTPS. Note Download Director requires Java support enabled. If not enabled, select FTP or HTTPS.
14. The next page requires agreement to download Terms and Conditions, Click "I Agree"
15. Click on the needed download package to start the download.
** Note, the link below for the Installation and Users Guide also contains direct links to the drivers for each Operating System
Tape Drive Utility Change
Current versions of the IBM Tape driver have removed the diagnostic application (tapeutil, IBMTapeutil, ntutil). These are now installed through the separate IBM Tape Diagnostic Tool (ITDT). Install for ITDT is obtained through Fix Central as above for the driver, and Documentation on this utility is included in the IBM
Tape Device Drivers Installation and User's Guide that is available at the link below.
This change was at the following versions
AIX - Atape.driver version 18.104.22.168 and higher
Solaris - IBMTape driver 22.214.171.124
HPUX - tapeutil already a separate install, sunset and no longer updated at 126.96.36.199 or higher
Linux - IBMTapeutil already a separate install, sunset and no longer updated at 1.5.1 or higher
Windows - IBMTape driver 188.8.131.52 and higher
|Storage Management||Tivoli Storage Manager for System Backup and Recovery||Not Applicable||Linux, Linux Red Hat - iSeries, Linux Red Hat - pSeries, Linux Red Hat - xSeries, Linux Red Hat - zSeries, AIX, AIX5L||All Versions||All Editions, Edition Independent|
|Storage Management||Tivoli Storage Manager for Storage Area Networks||Not Applicable||AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS||6.2, 6.1, 5.5||All Editions, Edition Independent|
|Storage Management||Tivoli Storage Manager Extended Edition||StgAgent||AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Linux on Power systems, Linux zSeries, Linux/x86, Solaris, Windows, Windows 2003 server, Windows 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 64bit||All Versions||All Editions, Edition Independent|
|Storage Management||Tivoli Storage Manager Express||Not Applicable||Windows||Version Independent||All Editions, Edition Independent|
|Storage Management||Tivoli Storage Management Collective Edition||Not Applicable||AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows||All Versions, Version Independent||All Editions, Edition Independent|
More support for:
Tivoli Storage Manager
Software version: Version Independent
Operating system(s): Platform Independent
Software edition: Edition Independent
Reference #: 1428656
Modified date: 23 March 2011