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Quantum DXi4700 Series Configuration Information for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Server

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Configuration Information for Quantum DXi4700 Series


Quantum DXi4701

Starting Drive Address
Starting Storage Slot Address
Starting Changer Address
Starting Entry/Exit Slot Address


1. Quantum DXi4000 Series is a Virtual Tape Library ( VTL ) backup solution which emulates tape drive and tape autoloader devices. The emulated tape and autoloader devices can be backup targets for Tivoli Storage Manager. Capacity scales from 4TB to 40TB of usable capacity.

2. The VTL can emulate the following ATL, ADIC, and Quantum media changers:

  • ADIC Scalar 100
  • ADIC Scalar i2000
  • ADIC Scalar i500
  • Quantum ADIC Scalar i40/i80
  • Quantum ADIC Scalar i6000
  • Quantum DX 3000
  • Quantum DX 5000
  • Quantum DX 500
  • Quantum DX 720
  • ATL M2500
  • ATL P1000
  • ATL P7000

3. The VTL can emulate the following virtual drives:
  • Quantum DLT-S4
  • Quantum SDLT600
  • Quantum SDLT320
  • Quantum DLT7000
  • Certance LTO-2
  • Certance LTO-3
  • IBM LTO-1
  • IBM LTO-2
  • IBM LTO-3
  • IBM LTO-4
  • IBM LTO-5
  • HP LTO-1
  • HP LTO-2
  • HP LTO-3
  • HP LTO-4
  • HP LTO-5

4.  Quantum DXi4700 emulation is currently not supported. We recommend configuring the media changer as ADIC Scalar i2000 & Quantum DXi8500.   
The following Tivoli Storage Manager version is required
Tivoli Storage Manager version 6.2 - version 6.2.2 or later is required.
Tivoli Storage Manager version 6.3
Tivoli Storage Manager version 7.1

5. Barcodes are supported. 

6. Device identifications and firmware levels 
Quantum DXi4701 Galaxy Release 2.3  (Validated with TSM 7.1):

Library ID : QUANTUM DXi8500 -- Firmware : 100A
Drive ID : HP ULTRIUM 5-SCSI -- Firmware : I30Z
Drive ID : IBM ULTRIUM-TD5 -- Firmware A5M0

7. ELEMent=AUTODetect in the DEFINE/UPDATE DRIVE command is supported. 

9. Application Managed Encryption (AME) is not supported. 

10. With Galaxy 2.3 and later, Quantum DXi4700 can be configured with up to 64 drives.

Related technotes
  • Technote 7012510 - RELABELSCRATCH parameter supported for DEFINE and UPDATE library commands (for Virtual Tape Libraries)
  • Technote 1425849 - General Virtual Tape Library Considerations For Tivoli Storage Manager Servers

Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version: All Supported Versions

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows 2008 server, Windows 2012 server

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 1667400

Modified date: 19 August 2014