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IBM Ultrium Device Drivers

Installation and Users Guide

GA32-0430-06

IBM Ultrium Device Drivers

Installation and Users Guide

GA32-0430-06

Note! Before using this information and the product that it supports, be sure to read the general information under Appendix D, Notices, on page 249.

Tenth Edition (June 2003) This edition of the IBM Ultrium Device Drivers Installation and Users Guide, GA32-0430-06 obsoletes and replaces GA32-0430-05. Changes or additions are indicated by a vertical line in the left margin. Copyright International Business Machines Corporation 2000, 2002. All rights reserved. US Government Users Restricted Rights Use, duplication or disclosure restricted by GSA ADP Schedule Contract with IBM Corp.

ContentsFigures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiiiRelated Information . . . . . . . . . . . IBM TotalStorage Ultrium External Tape Drive 3580 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Tape Autoloader 3581 IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Tape Library 3582 . . IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Scalable Tape Library 3583 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IBM TotalStorage UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Other Publications . . . . . . . . . . . Additional Information . . . . . . . . . How to Send Your Comments . . . . . . . . xiii xiii xiii xiii xiii xiii xiii xiii xiv Library Control Path Failover Support Hardware Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 . 12

Chapter 3. Tape Drive, Media, and Device Driver Parameters. . . . . . . 13Configuration Parameters. . . Autoloading . . . . . . Block Size . . . . . . . Compression . . . . . . Logging . . . . . . . Maximum Size of the Log File Record Space Mode . . . Rewind Immediate . . . . Trailer Labels . . . . . . Media Parameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 13 15 15 15 15 15 16 16 16

Chapter 4. Installation and Configuration Instructions . . . . . . 17Installation Procedure . . . . . . . . . . Preinstallation Considerations . . . . . . Installation Procedure . . . . . . . . . Configuring Tape and Medium Changer Devices . Deconfiguring Tape Devices . . . . . . . . Deconfiguring Medium Changer Devices . . . Uninstallation Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 17 18 19 19 20 20

Summary of Changes . . . . . . . . xvii| Tenth Edition (June 2003) . . . . . . . . . xviiNinth Edition (April 2003) . . . . . . . . . xvii Eight Edition (January 2003) . . . . . . . . xvii Fifth Edition (March 2002) . . . . . . . . . xvii Fourth Edition (September 2001) . . . . . . . xvii Third Edition (July 2001) . . . . . . . . . xvii Second Edition (March 2001) . . . . . . . . xviii

Chapter 5. Special Files . . . . . . . 21

Part 1. Introduction to IBM Ultrium Device Drivers . . . . . . . . . . . 1Chapter 1. Ultrium Device Drivers. . . . 3Purpose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Platform Support . . . . . . . . . . . . Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . IBM TotalStorage Ultrium External Tape Drive 3580 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Tape Autoloader 3581 IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Tape Library 3582. . IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Scalable Tape Library 3583 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IBM TotalStorage UltraScalable Tape Library 3584 StorageSmart by IBM Ultrium Products . . . . 3 . 3 . 4 . 6 . 6 . 6 . 6 7 . 7

Special Files for Tape Devices . . . . . Special Files for Medium Changer Devices .

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Chapter 6. Alternate Pathing Support for Library Control Path Failover . . . 25Configuring and Unconfiguring Alternate Pathing Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Primary and Alternate Paths. . . . . . . . . Querying Primary and Alternate Path Configuration Configuring and Unconfiguring Primary and Alternate Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 26 26 27

Part 2. AIX Tape and Medium Changer Device Driver . . . . . . . 9Chapter 2. Introduction and Product Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . 11Purpose . . . . . . Data Flow . . . . . . Product Requirements . . Software Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 11 11 11

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Chapter 7. Alternate Pathing Support for Tape Drives . . . . . . . . . . . 29Automatic Failover . . . . . . . . . . . . Dynamic Load Balancing . . . . . . . . . . Configuring and Unconfiguring Alternate Pathing Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Primary and Alternate Paths. . . . . . . . . Querying Primary and Alternate Path Configuration Configuring and Unconfiguring Primary and Alternate Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 30 30 31 32 32

Chapter 8. Using the Dump Support . . 33

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Chapter 9. Tape Utility Program (tapeutil) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35Interactive Interface . . . . . Command-Line Interface . . . . General Subcommands . . . Medium Changer Subcommands Tape Subcommands . . . . Service Aid Subcommands . . Block Size and SCSI Transfer Size . Configuration Parameters. . . . Reserve and Release Commands . Tape Drive Service Aids . . . . Volume ID for Logging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 35 36 39 41 45 45 45 46 46 46

Installation Procedure from Site . . . . . . . . Uninstalling . . . . . Update Procedure . . . Query Procedure . . . Verify Procedure. . . . Interactive Mode . . . Command-Line Mode . . Command-Line Options

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Part 4. HP-UX Tape and Medium Changer Device Driver . . . . . . . 67Chapter 16. Introduction and Product Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . 69Purpose . . . . . . . . . . Product Requirements . . . . . . ATDD Implementation . . . . Hardware Requirements . . . . Software Requirements . . . . Data Flow . . . . . . . . . . Software Interface to the Device Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 69 69 69 72 73 73

Chapter 10. Tape Drive Service Aids . . 47Details of Tape Service Aids . Force Microcode Dump . Read Dump . . . . . Microcode Load . . . . Error Log Analysis . . . Reset Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 47 48 48 49 49

Chapter 11. Performance Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . 51Data Path . . . . . Common AIX Utilities . Before Calling Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 . 51 . 52

Chapter 17. Install, Uninstall, and Configure . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75Create the Drive Configuration File (Optional). . . Determine the Drive Hardware Path for IBM 3580 Ultrium Tape Drive, 3581 Tape Autoloader with SCSI Attachment . . . . . . . . . . Determine the Drive Hardware Paths for IBM Ultrium Tape Libraries with SCSI Attachment . . Determine the Drive Hardware Paths for IBM 3580 Ultrium Tape Drive, IBM Ultrium Tape Libraries with Fibre Channel Attachment . . . Create the Hardware Path Entry . . . . . . Create the Device Specific Configuration Entries (Optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Power Off the Tape Drives . . . . . . . . . Install the Driver Using the CD Installation Script Install Drivers Manually . . . . . . . . . . Copy the Software to the Software Depot . . . Review the atdd README File . . . . . . . Install ATDD . . . . . . . . . . . . . Post-Configuration of IBM Medium Changer Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adding an IBM Ultrium Device Using the Currently Installed ATTD . . . . . . . . . . . . . Uninstalling the Software . . . . . . . . . . Other Administrative Tasks . . . . . . . . . 76

Chapter 12. Device and Volume Information Logging . . . . . . . . . 53Log File . . . Tape Log Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 . 53

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Chapter 13. Problem Determination . . 55Error Logging . . . . . . Error Log Templates . . . Error Labels . . . . . . Detail Data . . . . . . Automatic Dump Facility for the Tape Drive . . . . . . . Trace Facility . . . . . . . ATRC Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IBM 3580 Ultrium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 55 55 55

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Part 3. Compaq Tru64 Tape and Medium Changer Device Driver . . . 59Chapter 14. Introduction and Product Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . 61Purpose . . . . . . . . Product Requirements . . . . Hardware Requirements . . Software Requirements . . Setting Up the Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 61 61 61 61

Chapter 18. Special Files . . . . . . . 87 Chapter 19. Supported ConfigurationsModifying Configuration Parameters . . . . .

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Chapter 15. RAS Utility Program For Compaq Tru64 System (IBMrasutil) . . 63Installation Procedure from the Device Driver CD 63

Chapter 20. Configuration Parameter Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91Device-Specific Parameters . . . . . . . . . 91

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Chapter 21. Troubleshooting . . . . . 93Error Logging . . . Support_info Script . . Tracing Facility . . . Atdd_d Log Daemon . Problems and Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 93 93 94 95

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