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ADIC Pathlight VX Configuration Information for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Server

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Configuration Information for ADIC Pathlight VX, Pathlight VX-450 and Pathlight VX-650


ADIC Pathlight VX

Drive Addresses
Storage Slot Addresses
Changer Address
Entry/Exit Slot Addresses
Pathlight VX


1. Maximum numbers of drives and storage slots supported
  • In TSM versions prior to 5.2.6 - 80 drives 16000 slots
  • In TSM versions 5.2.6 and prior to 5.3.0 - 3840 drives 61439 slots
  • In TSM version 5.3.0 and later - maximum numbers of drives and storage slots supported by the libraries.

2. ADIC Pathlight VX does not have capability to import/export cartridges.

3. When a barcode reader is installed, barcodes are supported.

4. Device identifications and firmware levels

ADIC Pathlight VX
Library ID : ADIC Pathlight VX --- Firmware : 010A
Drive ID : IBM ULTRIUM-TD1 --- Firmware : 252D

ADIC Pathlight VX-450 and VX-650
Library ID : ADIC Pathlight VX --- Firmware : 2.1

5. ELEMent=AUTODetect in the DEFINE/UPDATE DRIVE command is supported.

6. ADIC Pathlight VX is available with IBM ULTRIUM-TD1 and IBM ULTRIUM-TD2 drives.

7. The IBM device driver is required for IBM Ultrium drives The IBM device drivers are available at IBM Fix Central. Choose the following options from the drop-down menus.
  • Product Group -> System Storage
  • System Storage -> Tape systems
  • Tape systems -> Tape drivers and software
  • Tape drivers and software -> Tape device drivers
  • Platform -> select the platform for the device driver that you are looking for

8. ADIC Pathlight VX is not supported on HP-UX and SuSE 8.

Library and drive may require different minimum Tivoli Storage Manager levels. Therefore, ensure that both library and drive hardware are supported. See "Supported Devices for AIX, HP-UX, Solaris and Windows" or "Supported Devices for Linux" for minimum supported version levels and platforms for these devices.

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Modified date:
17 June 2018