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Device Application Notes For NetVault Revision A7

Application Notes
Product: IBM 3573-TL
Firmware Revision: 0.70 / 1.65e
Drive: IBM ULT3580-TD3
Drive Firmware Revision: 64D0
Interface: SCSI LVD / Fibre Channel

Automated Tape Subsystem: IBM System Storage TS3200/TS3100 Tape Library


Express Model (3573 L2U and 3573 L4U)
Key Features

• Tape Slots (TS3100): 22 Slots + 1 Mailslot


• Tape Slots (TS3200): 44 Slots + 3 Mailslots
• Tape Drives (TS3100): 1
• Tape Drives (TS3200): 1 to 2
• Tape Drives Supported
o IBM LTO-3
• Supported Media
o LTO-1/LTO-2/LTO-3 Data Cartridges
o LTO Cleaning Cartridge
• Bar Code Reader: Supported (Required)
o Type: Standard
• Tape Import/Export Slot: Supported
o TS3100: 1 Mailslot
o TS3200: 3 Mailslots
• Interface
o SCSI LVD
o Fibre Channel
• Additional Features
o Rackmount ready
o Remote Management

NetVault Software:
Minimum Release Required

• Version Release:

o NetVault 7.4 Build 36 R2005DEC09-EXCALIBUR

Additional Software Required

• Device Template(s):

o I357300.npk (3573.tpl)

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Attention: Device Template Installation available through the use of standard


package installation procedures. Refer to the following for details.

Installation:
¾ Prerequisites

9 Ensure Termination (if applicable) is configured correctly by using the Manufacturer User’s
Guide for reference.
9 Attach Device to system by using the Manufacturer’s Installation Guide for reference.
9 Power On Unit, if required and allow for the completion of the device’s POST (Power-On Self-
Test).
9 Ensure the IBM TS3200/TS3100 (3573) is set to its default settings. For further details refer to
the Installation and Operation Manual.
9 Configure SCSI IDs via front panel. Configure the robotic arm to be LUN 1 of the FIRST tape
drive in the library. This library is a LUN 1 arm device. LUN 1 of the SCSI ID set for one of the
tape drives will show up as the robotic arm for the library and the drive will show up at LUN 0.
For further details refer to the Installation and Operation Manual.
9 Power on Computer System.

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¾ Selection of Device within NetVault

™ Library Robotic Arm Selection

9 Select the Device Management Facilities.


9 Select to Add a Library.
9 Select Server/Client machine and open it to view attached Robotic Libraries in “Library
Selection” tab.
9 Select Library arm under Library Selection (Refer to Figure 1) and verify the correct device is
displayed in the Selected Library area on the right.

Figure 1. Library Addition Within NetVault

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™ Drive Selection

9 Select the Drive Selection tab. Select Server/Client machine and open it to view the attached
tape drive.
9 Add the drive by selecting the drive and verify the correct device is displayed in the Selected
Drives area on the right. (Refer to Figure 2)
9 If there are more drives in the library, add the remaining drives, mapping them to each drive
bay.
9 Change the Library Name if desired or leave as default.

Figure 2. Drive Addition Within NetVault

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™ Configuration (for Optimum Performance)

9 Select the Configure tab, right-click the drive and select Configure, to display the
Configure Device dialog box. (Refer to Figure 3 on next page.)
9 Click the Configuration tab in the dialog box and increase the Media block size (Kb)
from the default setting of 32 Kb. Ensure your operating system and drive can support
the new value entered.
9 Click the Performance tab in the dialog box and increase the default transfer memory
buffer setting from the default setting of 257 Kb. Ensure your operating system can
support the new value entered.

NOTE: The Amount of memory to assign to transfer buffers (Kb) is what is


often referred to as the shared memory setting. The shared memory is
allocated in 32Kb blocks, with one byte added. The optimum figure is
dependent on the drive model, but the minimum value to use is at least 4x the
block size setting for the drive. Ensure there is sufficient RAM (Windows) or
Kernel Memory (UNIX). Use more if available and as required.

9 If there are more drives repeat the above steps for each drive as required.
9 Save device configuration by selecting the “Save Details” button in the top left corner.
9 Select OK for the “Device added successfully” window.
9 Close the “Add Library” window.

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Figure 3. Drive Performance Tuning

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Other information

Known Firmware Issues: None.

Device Notes: The IBM TS3200/TS3100 (3573) Tape Library may take a long period of
time to initialize and become ONLINE upon power up and when opening
and then closing the magazines. Please be patient.

Note when using the Mailslot(Entry/Exit Port): After physically closing


the Mailslot on the library, wait for the scanning operation to complete
before issuing the Close Entry/Exit Port in the NetVault Device
Management GUI. Ensure the library front LCD (or web UI) does NOT say
“Scanning…”. If in the NetVault Device Management GUI the Close
Entry/Exit Port operation is issued before the library is ready, incorrect
status may be displayed. To reflect the correct status, Open and then
Close the Entry/Exit port in the NetVault Device Management GUI.

Ensure the Mailslot is closed when starting up the NetVault services or


when booting up the host operating system.

Supported Default Settings/Modes:


Library Mode: Random
Autoload Mode: Disabled
Loop Mode: Disabled
Mailslot(s): Enabled (if Mailslot is desired)

Cleaning Tape Support: Not supported by NetVault at this time. Cleaning operations need to be
done manually using the front panel LCD or web UI. To conduct manual
cleaning, ensure the NetVault services are stopped or ensure the library is
OFFLINE by issuing an “Open Door” in the NetVault Device Management
GUI. Once cleaning is complete, ensure to remove all cleaning cartridges
from the library before starting the NetVault service or issuing a “Close
Door” in the NetVault Device Management GUI.

Emulation Mode: None.

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