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Quantum Scalar i6000 Configuration Information for IBM Spectrum Protect Server (formerly TSM)

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Abstract

Configuration Information for Quantum Scalar i6000

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Quantum Scalar i6000
Default Element Addresses
Drive Addresses
Storage Slot Addresses
Robot Address
Import/Export Slot Addresses
256-447
4096 ~
1
16 ~

Notes:

1. Library capacity - Base full-rack module and with 20 expansion rack modules.
  • 1 - 192 Full-Height LTO Drives
  • 24 - 1,104 I/E Slots (Mail Slots)
  • 100 - 12,600 Storage Slots

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. Quantum Scaler i6000 supports mixed generation LTO drives in the same partition.

6. IBM Security Guardium Key Lifecycle Manager (SKLM/GKLM) supports Quantum Scalar i6000.

7. Quantum Scalar i6000 Library Managed Encryption solutions are supported as follows:

  • Quantum Encryption Key Manager (Q-EKM) supports IBM LTO4 drives
  • Quantum Scalar Key Manager (SKM) supports HP Ultrium 4 drives
 

8. To allow Quantum EKM or Quantum SKM to manage encryption keys, set the DRIVEEncryption option for DEVCLASS to ALLOW.

9. Quantum Scalar i6000 is supported with all drives supported in Quantum Scalar i2000 when it is upgraded from Quantum Scalar i2000. Quantum Scalar i6000 is also available with the following drives.

10. Tivoli Storage Manager server does not support Quantum i6000's Fibre Channel I/O blade with IBM Ultrium 5 and IBM Ultrium 6 drives, in append-only mode. If you have a Fibre Channel I/O blade in your Quantum i6000 library, you can bypass the Fibre Channel I/O blade by connecting the tape drives directly to your Fibre Channel SAN switch. Alternatively, you can disable append-only mode in the Tivoli Storage Manager server by issuing the following Tivoli Storage Manager server command:
  • SETOPT CHECKTAPEPOS TSMonly
11. Quantum i6000 Dual Robot is supported at firmware 630Q.GS20601 or later.

11. Technote 1652118 - Quantum Advanced Path Failover is supported with firmware version i12 ( 680Q.GS24401 ) or later.

12. Purchased license key is required for IBM Control Path Failover(CPF) Support for Tape Libraries, and IBM Data Path Failover(DPF) and Load Balancing Support for Tape Drives.  Both CPF and DPF require the use of the IBM device driver and IBM Spectrum Protect Server 8.1.12 or previous releases.
(Validated with TSM 7.1.0)
Library ID: QUANTUM Scalar i6000 --- Firmware: 700Q.TS1130
Drive ID: IBM ULTRIUM-TD5 --- Firmware: E6Q6
Drive ID: IBM ULTRIUM-TD6 --- Firmware: E6R6
Atape Driver for AIX: 12.8.9.0
IBMTape Driver for Windows x64: 6.2.5.0
lin_tape Driver for Linux x64: 2.9.6

(Validated with IBM Spectrum Protect 7.1.4)
Library ID: QUANTUM Scalar i6000 --- Firmware: 737Q.GS01000 ( i12.4.3)
Drive ID: IBM ULTRIUM-TD7 --- Firmware: FA10
Atape Driver for AIX: 12.10.4.0
IBMTape Driver for Windows x64: 6.2.5.5
lin_tape Driver for Linux x64: 3.0.1
12. Device identifications and firmware revisions used during validation. 
(Validated with TSM 5.5.5)
Library ID: QUANTUM Scalar i6000 --- Firmware: 601A
Drive ID: HP Ultrium 4-SCSI --- Firmware: H57Z

(Validated with TSM 6.2.1)
Library ID: QUANTUM Scalar i6000 --- Firmware: i10 (630Q.GS20601)
Drive ID: IBM ULTRIUM-TD5 --- Firmware: B6W0

(Validated with TSM 6.2.5 and 6.3.3)
Library ID: QUANTUM Scalar i6000 --- Firmware: 650Q
Drive ID: HP Ultrium 6-SCSI --- Firmware: J2AZ

(Validated with TSM 6.3.4)
Library ID: QUANTUM Scalar i6000 --- Firmware: 650Q
Drive ID: IBM ULTRIUM-TD6 --- Firmware: CB20

(Validated with TSM 7.1.4)
Library ID: QUANTUM Scalar i6000 --- Firmware: 720Q
Drive ID: IBM ULTRIUM-TD7 --- Firmware: FA10
(Validated with TSM 8.1.4)
Library ID: QUANTUM Scalar i6000 --- Firmware: 720Q
Drive ID: IBM ULTRIUM-TD8 --- Firmware: HB80
(Validated with TSM 8.1.15)
Library ID: QUANTUM Scalar i6000 --- Firmware: 798Q
Drive ID: IBM ULTRIUM-TD9 --- Firmware: P372
Validated with TSM 8.1.15)
Library ID: QUANTUM Scalar i6000 --- Firmware: 800Q
Drive ID: IBM ULTRIUM-TD9 --- Firmware: P372
Drive ID: IBM ULTRIUM-TD8 --- Firmware: P380
12. The IBM device driver is required for the 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 your OS platform

Known Problem:
  • Flash 1640191 Potential Data Integrity problem occurs when the Tivoli Storage Manager Server or Storage Agent uses the Quantum ScalarĀ® i6000 Library
Related APAR:
  • IC92965 Potential Data Integrity problem occurs with Quantum i6000
 

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Modified date:
14 November 2022

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