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IT00660: PERFORM LIBACTION DEFINES PATH USING GENERIC SPECIAL DEVICE FILE NAMES INSTEAD OF TSM DEVICE DRIVER NAMES

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Error Description:
    Using the PERFORM LIBACTION command for a library with
    supported non-IBM tape drives, the generic special device file
    names are used in the drive path statement. The Tivoli Storage
    Manager Device Driver should be used for support non-IBM tape
    drives. Both special device file names exist on the system. The
    PERFORM LIBACTION command should be choosing the TSM device
    driver special file name for the path definition which should
    align with the device class definition for the given tape drive
    type.
    
    L2/customer diagnostics:
    
    1: TSM Admin command QUERY SAN will show both the generic and
    TSM special device file names:
    
    Device       Vendor       Product              Serial Number
              Device
    Type
    --------     --------     ----------------
    ----------------------     --------------------
    DRIVE        HP           Ultrium 4-SCSI       HUE1212DJ3
    /dev/rmt0
    DRIVE        HP           Ultrium 4-SCSI       HUE1212DJ3
    /dev/mt0
    
    DRIVE        HP           Ultrium 4-SCSI       SG12013001
    /dev/rmt1
    DRIVE        HP           Ultrium 4-SCSI       SG12013002
    /dev/mt1
    DRIVE        HP           Ultrium 4-SCSI       SG12013003
    ....
    
    2:Review of the TSM actlog for the processing of the PERFORM
    LIBACTION will show the following which included the define path
     using the wrong device name:
    
    
    ANR2017I Administrator admin issued command:
    DEFINE   DRIVE VTL_HP_LTO4 DRIVE1  (SESSION:XX)
    
    ANR8404I Drive DRIVE1 defined in   library   VTL_HP_LTO4.
    (SESSION: XX)
    ANR2017I Administrator admin issued command:
    DEFINE PATH  Server1 DRIVE1 SRCTYPE=SERVER  DESTTYPE=DRIVE
    LIBRARY=VTL_HP_LTO4 DEVICE=/dev/rmt0  (SESSION: XX )
    
    
    Platform/Version affectred:
    
    Tivoli Storage Manager Server : 6.3, 6.4, 7.1 on AIX
    

Local fix

  • 1: remove AIX generic tape driver.
    Or
    2: Do manual update path with a correct device file name.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All users of the Tivoli Storage Manager device driver.       *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See Error Description.                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Apply fixing level when available.                           *
    * This problem is currently projected to be fixed in levels    *
    * 6.3.5 and 7.1.1.                                             *
    * Note that this is subject to change at the discretion of     *
    * IBM.                                                         *
    ****************************************************************
    *
    

Problem conclusion

  • The problem was fixed.
    Affected Platforms: AIX.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT00660

  • Reported component name

    TSM SERVER

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMSV

  • Reported release

    63A

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-03-31

  • Closed date

    2014-05-30

  • Last modified date

    2014-08-11

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    TSM SERVER

  • Fixed component ID

    5698ISMSV

Applicable component levels

  • R63A PSY

       UP

  • R71A PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version: 63A

Reference #: IT00660

Modified date: 11 August 2014