Assigning cartridges to a logical library by VOLSER range

You can assign specific cartridges to each logical library based on their volume serial (VOLSER) numbers. With the TS3500 tape library, this was known as the Cartridge Assignment Policy.

All cartridge assignments are displayed on the VOLSER range bar. As you create logical libraries and assign VOLSER ranges, any cartridges that are not part of those ranges remain unassigned. View or assign unassigned cartridges on the Cartridges page.

When you insert a cartridge into the library and its VOLSER is within a range that is assigned to a certain logical library, the cartridge is assigned to that logical library. The cartridge must be of the same media type as that logical library. For example, if you create Logical Library 1 for VOLSERs that range from ABC000 to ABC999 (a library of LTO drives), and then you insert a cartridge with VOLSER ABC123, the library recognizes that VOLSER as belonging to the range and assigns it to Logical Library 1.

If you insert a cartridge that is outside of any VOLSER ranges, it is available to be imported into any logical library of the same media type. The assignment is then determined by the first application to import the cartridge.

You can view all of the VOLSER ranges by selecting View VOLSER ranges from the Actions menu. You can also view all VOLSER ranges that are assigned to each logical library on the VOLSER Ranges by Logical Library page.