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Quantum DXi4800 & DXi9000 Series Virtual Tape Libraries Configuration Information for IBM Spectrum Protect Server

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Abstract

Configuration information for Quantum DXi4800 & DXi9000 Series Virtual Tape Libraries

Content

Quantum DXi4800
Quantum DXi9000
Quantum DXi9100

Starting Drive Address
Starting Storage Slot Address
Changer Address
Starting Entry/Exit Slot Address
256
4096
1
16

Notes:

1.  Quantum DXi4800 & DXi9000 Series are enterprise disk backup solution. These virtual tape libraries (VTL) can emulate various Quantum media changers and drives.

2. Barcodes are supported.

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

4. Application Managed Encryption (AME) is not supported.

5. Drive Encryption, Logical Block Protection , and WORM are not supported.

6.  Quantum DXi4800 can emulate up to 150 drives per systems; 64 drives maximum per partition. 

7. Quantum DXi9000 Series can emulate up to 512 drives. However, IBM Spectrum Protect Server may support less than 512 drives. See Technote 1364225 for information about the maximum number of devices that the IBM Spectrum Protect device driver can support on each platform.

8. The following Library ID's require IBM Spectrum Protect V8.1.11 or a subsequent maintenance release

  • QUANTUM DXi4800
  • QUANTUM DXi9000

9. Device identifications and firmware levels used during validation

Quantum DXi9000 and DXi9100  (Validated with TSM  7.1.0)

Library ID : QUANTUM DXi6900 --- Firmware : 100A
Drive ID : IBM ULTRIUM-TD5 --- Firmware : A5M0
Drive ID : HP ULTRIUM 5-SCSI --- Firmware : I30Z

Quantum DXi4800 (Validated with TSM 7.1.1)

Library ID : QUANTUM DXi4700 --- Firmware : 100A
Drive ID : IBM ULTRIUM-TD5 --- Firmware : A5M0
Drive ID : HP ULTRIUM 5-SCSI --- Firmware : I30Z

Quantum DXi9000 and DXi9100 (Validated with IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1.11)

Library ID : QUANTUM DXi9000 --- Firmware : 100A
Drive ID : IBM ULTRIUM-TD5 --- Firmware : A5M0

Quantum DXi4800  (Validated with IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1.11)

Library ID : QUANTUM DXi4800 --- Firmware : 100A
Drive ID : IBM ULTRIUM-TD5 --- Firmware : A5M0

10. If the emulated tap drives are IBM Ultrium tape drives, the IBM device driver is required. 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


Related technotes

  • Technote 7012510 - RELABELSCRATCH parameter supported for DEFINE and UPDATE library commands (for Virtual Tape Libraries)
  • Technote 1425849 - General Virtual Tape Library Considerations For Tivoli Storage Manager Servers
  • Technote 1470193 - IBM Spectrum Protect server support for NFS



Library and drive may require different minimum IBM Spectrum Protect 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 more support information including minimum supported version levels and supported platforms.

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Document Information

Modified date:
30 November 2020

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ibm16251991