Pinned topic IBM TS3200 TAPE DRIVE DOES NOT UPGRADE THE FIRMWARE
HaraldSeipp 060000UQ3K7 PostsACCEPTED ANSWER
Re: IBM TS3200 TAPE DRIVE DOES NOT UPGRADE THE FIRMWARE2013-08-22T15:14:41Z in response to edsonTIGuy
if your equipment is under warranty, I would call IBM support (for your country: http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/mz/ - note that I'm not working in support.
Some ideas how to get back to a working drive firmware:
- When searching for the appropriate drive Firmware on FixCentral, make sure that you specify the library, not the tape drive - the tape drive library code package contains the appropriate drive code, standalone drive code does not work within a library. So navigate to System Storage->Tape Systems->Tape Autoloaders and libraries->TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries (3573-L2U, L4U and select "include prerequisite and corequisite fixes" when prompted for the download options to find the appropriate drive firmware
- The IBM Tape Diagnostic Tool, Graphical Edition (also available from FixCentral (System Storage->Tape Systems->Tape Drivers and Software->IBM Tape Diagnostic Tool ITDT) should make that task much easier. When run on a host that is attached to the Library, the tool automatically detects the appropriate firmware for the library and shows you the appropriate level for the drive ("Qualified_Drive_Code_Information.txt) and lets you update both using the SCSI/FC bus.
I've attached the current information about supported drive codes for the current library firmware B90.
AttachmentsUpdated on 2013-08-22T15:17:02Z at 2013-08-22T15:17:02Z by HaraldSeipp
Re: IBM TS3200 TAPE DRIVE DOES NOT UPGRADE THE FIRMWARE2013-08-28T09:00:01Z in response to HaraldSeipp
Thanks for the help, i will implement it tomorow, the ITDT will help me a lot, now the drive appear as online but the Operator Panel continue with the error "drive loged out".