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Oracle StorageTek SL4000 Modular Tape Library Configuration Information for IBM Spectrum Protect Server

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Configuration Information for Oracle StorageTek SL4000 Modular Tape Library


Oracle StorageTek SL4000 Base Model

Drive Addresses
Storage Slot Addresses
Changer Address
Entry/Exit Slot Address
Max Capacity

  • IBM Spectrum Protect V8.1.2 or subsequent maintenance release is required
    • Note: IBM Spectrum Protect V8.1.2 includes significant security updates. Before you install the V8.1.2 server, review the product documentation, including the following topics:

Library capacity:
  • Maximum drives: 120
  • Maximum storage slots: 5016 
  • Maximum entry/exit slots: 786

Bar code requirements:
Non-labeled cartridges are not supported. All cartridges must have valid bar code labels.

For LTO media, the last two characters of the bar code label indicate the media type:
L6 - LTO 6 RW (Read/Write) tape
L7 - LTO 7 RW (Read/Write) tape
LW - LTO 6 WORM (Write Once Read Many) tape
LX - LTO 7 WORM (Write Once Read Many) tape

Device identifications and firmware levels used during validation process:
(Validated with IBM Spectrum Protect Server V8.1.2)
Library ID: STK SL4000 --- Firmware: 1.0
Drive ID: IBM ULTRIUM-TD7 --- Firmware: G9Q2

Supported drives:
The library is available with the following drives:
The IBM device driver is required for IBM Ultrium drives. 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 operating system for the device driver

Mixed media support:

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Modified date:
17 June 2018