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Quantum DXi6802 Library Configuration Information for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Server

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Configuration information for Quantum DXi6802 Vitual Tape Libraries


Quantum DXi6802

Starting Drive Address
Starting Storage Slot Address
Changer Address
Starting Entry/Exit Slot Address


1. Quantum DXi6802 virtual tape library is the enterprise disk backup solution. It can emulate various Quantum media changers and drives. However, we recommend configuring the media changer as Quantum DXi6800, and the drives as HP Ultrium 5-SCSI, or IBM ULTRIUM-TD5.

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

3. Quantum DXi6802 can emulate up to 256 drives. However, Tivoli Storage Manager may support less than 256 drives. See Technote 1364225 for information about the maximum number of devices that the Tivoli Storage Manager device driver can support on each platform.

4. Quantum DXi6802 does not support append-only mode with IBM ULTRIUM-TD5 drive. If you emulate IBM ULTRIUM-TD5 drive, change the CHECKTAPEPOS Tivoli Storage Manager server option to TSMonly.

5. Device identifications and firmware levels used during validation
    (Validated with TSM 6.2.5)
    Library ID : QUANTUM DXi6800 --- Firmware : 100A (2.2_68)
    Drive ID : HP Ultrium 5-SCSI --- Firmware : I30Z
    Drive ID : IBM ULTRIUM-TD5 --- Firmware : A5M0

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

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 more support information including minimum supported version levels and supported platforms.

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

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Modified date:
17 June 2018