Viewing cleaning cartridge status

IBM® supplies a cleaning cartridge with the first frame of each media type in a library. The library uses the cleaning cartridge to automatically clean tape drives as needed to maintain the efficiency of the tape drives. Each cleaning cartridge can be used 50 times.

You can view how many cleans remain on a cleaning cartridge from:

  • The Cartridges page, under the Cleans Remaining column. This column is hidden by default. Right-click the table header to add the column to the table.
  • The Cartridges by Logical Library page, at the end of the list of logical libraries.
You can optionally have expired cleaning cartridges automatically ejected. To enable this feature, go to the Settings > Library and click the Cleaning Cartridges tab.
Note: Cleaning cartridges are shared between logical libraries.