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Qualstar XLS-8000 Library Configuration Information for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Server

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Configuration Information for Qualstar XLS-8000 Libraries


Qualstar XLS-8000

Starting Drive Address
Starting Storage Slot Address
Changer Address
Starting I/O Slot Address


1. Library capacity
    Qualstar XLS-8000 Series can scale up to 96 drives and 10000 slots.

2. All models of Qualstar XLS-8000 Series library with product ID "QUALSTAR XLS-8000" are supported.

3. Barcodes are supported. Eight-character barcode labels are required. Character 7-8 must be media identifiers such as L3 for Ultrium 3 cartridges, L4 for Ultrium 4 cartridges, and L5 for Ultrium 5 cartridges.

4. Device identifications and firmware levels used during validation
    (Validated with TSM on Windows)
    Library ID : QUALSTAR XLS-8000 --- Firmware : 0305
    Drive ID : IBM ULTRIUM-TD3 --- Firmware : 5BG2
    (Validated with TSM 5.3.4 on AIX)
    Library ID : QUALSTAR XLS-8000 --- Firmware : 0558

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

6. To use LTO-4 media, the following version of the TSM device driver is required.
  • TSM 5.3 - version or later
  • TSM 5.4 - version 5.4.1 or later

7. To use Ultrium 5 media, the following version of Tivoli Storage Manager Server is required.
  • Tivoli Storage Manager Server version 5.5 - version 5.5.5 or later
  • Tivoli Storage Manager Server version 6.1 - version 6.1.4 or later
  • Tivoli Storage Manager Server version 6.2 - version 6.2.1 or later

8. Mixed media is supported. See Libraries with Mixed Media Capability for more information.

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.

More information regarding device configuration is available in the Tivoli Storage Manager Administrator's Guide, which can be found in the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager information center.

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Modified date:
17 June 2018