Downloading the IBM Tape Diagnostic Tool

The IBM® Tape Diagnostic Tool (ITDT) is an independent tool that provides diagnostics on tape drives and libraries. This section describes how to download ITDT, and how to access related documentation.

Before you begin

IBM maintains the latest levels of the ITDT and related documentation on the IBM Fix Central website. Information on using the ITDT is available in the PDF document IBM Tape Device Drivers Installation and User's Guide. Click the following link to access the PDF in a new browser window:

About this task

Complete the following steps to access the IBM Fix Central portal and download the most recent version of the ITDT:


Downloading the IBM Tape Diagnostic Tool

  1. Open the following URL in your web browser:
  2. Select System Storage from the Product Group menu.
  3. Select Tape Systems from the Product Family menu.
  4. Select Tape device drivers and software from the Product Type menu.
  5. Select Tape Diagnostic Tool (ITDT) from the Product menu.
  6. Select your operating system from the Platform menu.
  7. Click Continue.
  8. Narrow the search of available downloads according to your criteria. (This step can be skipped.)
  9. Click Continue to view the list of available downloads.
  10. Select the version that you want to download.
  11. Follow the instructions on the IBM Fix Central website download page to download the new version.