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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

  • Oracle SL4000 support requires IBM Spectrum Protect V8.1.2 or subsequent maintenance release.
1. Library capacity:
  • Maximum drives: 120
  • Maximum storage slots: 5016 
  • Maximum entry/exit slots: 786

2. Barcodes are required.

3. Eight-character barcodes are required. The last 2 characters must be the media identifier "L#" where # is the tape cartridge generation. For example, ABC456L8 for an LTO-8 cartridge. Without a proper barcode label, a volume will appear as "unknown media".

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

5. Oracle StorageTek SL4000 supports mixed drives and media in the same partition.

6. Oracle StorageTek SL4000 is available with the following Full-Height Fibre Channel drives:

7. 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
(Validated with IBM Spectrum Protect Server V8.1.13)
Library ID: STK SL4000 --- Firmware: 1.1
Drive ID: IBM ULTRIUM-TD8 --- Firmware: N4Q0
Drive ID: IBM ULTRIUM-TD9 --- Firmware: N7N0
8. The IBM device driver is required for IBM Ultrium drives. 
IBM device drivers are available at IBM Fix CentralChoose 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 your OS platform

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Modified date:
06 November 2022