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ATL M-Series

User’s Guide

6423002-03

Ver. 3, Rel. 0

ATL M-SeriesUser’s Guide,6423002-03,Ver. 3, Rel. 0, January 2003, Made in USA.

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Contents

Preface

 

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Chapter 1

Overview

1

 

Library Capacity .....................................................................................

1

 

ATL M1500 Library .........................................................................

1

 

ATL M2500 Library .........................................................................

1

 

SCSI Configuration.................................................................................

2

 

Library Scalability ..................................................................................

2

 

Library Features......................................................................................

5

 

Front Panel ........................................................................................

5

 

Internal Layout.................................................................................

8

 

Back Panel .......................................................................................

10

Chapter 2

Basic Operations

13

 

Introduction...........................................................................................

14

 

Main Screen.....................................................................................

14

 

GUI Buttons ....................................................................................

17

 

GUI Icons.........................................................................................

18

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Using the Quick View Menu Screen..................................................

19

 

Accessing the Quick View Menu Screen ....................................

20

 

Viewing Library Information .......................................................

20

 

Viewing Tape Drive Information ................................................

22

 

Viewing Inventory Information...................................................

23

 

Turning Drive Power On or Off (Quick View Menu Screen)..

24

 

Moving Tape Cartridges......................................................................

26

 

Using the Mailbox ................................................................................

30

 

Viewing Mailbox Status ................................................................

31

 

Importing and Exporting Cartridges ..........................................

31

 

Configuring the Mailbox...............................................................

37

 

Removing the Magazines ....................................................................

38

 

Removing a Magazine from an ATL M1500 ..............................

38

 

Removing a Magazine from an ATL M2500 ..............................

41

 

Viewing Statistics..................................................................................

46

 

Accessing the Statistics Menu Screen..........................................

46

 

Viewing Library Statistics.............................................................

47

 

Viewing Drive Statistics ................................................................

48

 

Viewing the SCSI History .............................................................

49

 

Viewing the Stack Configuration .......................................................

50

Chapter 3

Changing the Library Configuration

53

 

Accessing the Configuration Screen ..................................................

53

 

Setting the Library ID...........................................................................

55

 

Changing a Tape Drive ID ..................................................................

56

 

Changing the Terminator Power Setting ..........................................

58

 

Changing the Emulation Setting ........................................................

59

 

Changing the Sync Negotiation Setting ............................................

60

 

Changing the Wide Negotiation Setting ...........................................

61

 

Changing the Serialization Setting.....................................................

62

 

Changing the Short Labels Setting.....................................................

63

 

Changing the Illumination Setting.....................................................

64

 

Changing the Off-Line Time Setting..................................................

65

 

Changing the Barcode Scanner Setting .............................................

66

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Changing the Baud Rate Setting ........................................................

67

 

Setting the Time ....................................................................................

67

 

Setting the Date.....................................................................................

68

 

Changing the Import/Export Setting................................................

69

 

Changing the Auto-Clean Setting ......................................................

72

 

Changing the Ignore Host Lock Setting............................................

73

 

Changing the Auto-Import Option....................................................

74

Chapter 4

Performing Maintenance Operations

77

 

Accessing the Maintenance Screen ....................................................

77

 

Cleaning a Tape Drive .........................................................................

79

 

Turning Drive Power On or Off (Maintenance Screen)..................

81

 

Adjusting the Contrast.........................................................................

83

Chapter 5

Running Diagnostic Programs

85

 

Accessing the Diagnostics Menu Screen ...........................................

85

 

Running the Barcode Scanner Test ....................................................

87

 

Running the Move Medium Test .......................................................

89

 

Running the Move Location Test .......................................................

92

 

Running the Display Test....................................................................

95

Chapter 6

Running the Demonstration Programs

97

 

Accessing the Demo Programs Screen ..............................................

97

 

Running the Confidence Test Program.............................................

98

 

Running the Demo 1 Program............................................................

99

 

Running the Demo 2 Program..........................................................

100

 

Running the Demo 3 Program..........................................................

101

 

Running the Demo 4 Program..........................................................

102

 

Running the Demo 5 Program..........................................................

103

 

Running the Demo 6 Program..........................................................

104

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Appendix A

Specifications

105

 

Physical Specifications .......................................................................

106

 

Performance Specifications ...............................................................

108

 

Reliability Specifications....................................................................

110

 

Tape Drive Specifications ..................................................................

110

 

Environmental Specifications ...........................................................

111

Appendix B

Fault Symptom Code (FSC) Dictionary

113

Appendix C

DLTtape Cartridge Maintenance

161

 

Handling DLTtape Cartridges..........................................................

161

 

Visual Inspection of DLTtape Cartridges .......................................

162

 

When To Visually Inspect a DLTtape Cartridge .....................

162

 

Visual Inspection Procedure.......................................................

163

Appendix D

Regulatory Statements

167

Glossary

 

199

Index

 

201

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Figures

Figure 1

ATL M1500 Front Panel .....................................................

5

Figure 2

ATL M2500 Front Panel .....................................................

6

Figure 3

ATL M1500 Internal Layout ..............................................

8

Figure 4

ATL M2500 Internal Layout ..............................................

9

Figure 5

ATL M1500 Back Panel ....................................................

10

Figure 6

ATL M2500 Back Panel ....................................................

11

Figure 7

Sample Main Screen, Stand-alone ATL M1500 ............

15

Figure 8

Sample Main Screen, ATL M1500 in a Multiple

 

 

Library Stack......................................................................

16

Figure 9

ATL M2500 Library Levels..............................................

16

Figure 10

Sample Main Screen, ATL M2500...................................

17

Figure 11

Using the GUI Buttons .....................................................

17

Figure 12

Quick View Menu Screen ................................................

20

Figure 13

Sample Library Information Screen ...............................

21

Figure 14

Sample Drive Information Screen ..................................

22

Figure 15

Sample Inventory Screen .................................................

23

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Figure 16 Sample Tape Drive Power Screen ..................................

24

Figure 17 Sample Drive Power Screen ............................................

25

Figure 18

Menu Screen ......................................................................

26

Figure 19 Sample Move Cartridge FROM Screen..........................

27

Figure 20 Sample Move Cartridge TO Screen................................

28

Figure 21 Sample Confirm Move Cartridge Screen.......................

29

Figure 22 Sample Mailbox Screen ....................................................

30

Figure 23

Mailbox - OPEN Screen....................................................

32

Figure 24 Sample Release Magazines Screen .................................

39

Figure 25 Magazine Release Button.................................................

40

Figure 26 Release Magazines Screen ...............................................

41

Figure 27 Removing the Level 2 Left Magazine ............................

43

Figure 28

Release Latch .....................................................................

44

Figure 29 Removing the Level 1 Left Magazine ............................

45

Figure 30 Service Menu Screen.........................................................

46

Figure 31 Statistics Menu Screen......................................................

47

Figure 32 Sample Library Statistics Screen .....................................

47

Figure 33 Sample Drive Statistics Screen ........................................

49

Figure 34 Sample SCSI History Screen............................................

50

Figure 35 Sample Stack Configuration Screen ...............................

51

Figure 36

Menu Screen ......................................................................

54

Figure 37

Configuration Screen........................................................

54

Figure 38 ATL M2500 Drive Numbering........................................

56

Figure 39 Service Menu Screen.........................................................

78

Figure 40

Maintenance Screen ..........................................................

78

Figure 41 Sample Select Cleaning Cartridge Screen .....................

79

Figure 42 Sample Select Tape Drive Screen....................................

80

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Figure 43 Sample Tape Drive Power Screen ..................................

81

Figure 44 Drive Power Screen ..........................................................

82

Figure 45 Adjust Contrast Screen.....................................................

83

Figure 46 Service Menu Screen.........................................................

86

Figure 47 Diagnostics Menu Screen.................................................

86

Figure 48 Diags: General Screen.......................................................

87

Figure 49 Diag: Barcode Screen........................................................

88

Figure 50 Sample Move Cartridge FROM Screen..........................

89

Figure 51 Sample Move Cartridge TO Screen................................

90

Figure 52 Sample Confirm Move Cartridge Screen ......................

91

Figure 53 Diag: Move Medium Screen............................................

91

Figure 54 Sample Diag: Move-Location Screen .............................

93

Figure 55 Diag: Move Location Screen............................................

94

Figure 56 Demo Programs Screen....................................................

98

Figure 57 Location of the Reel Locks and the Hub......................

163

Figure 58 Opening the Tape Cartridge Door ...............................

164

Figure 59 Write Protect Switch.......................................................

165

Figure 60 Declaration of Conformity, ATL M1500......................

196

Figure 61 Declaration of Conformity, ATL M2500......................

197

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Tables

Table 1

Capacity, ATL M1500 Multiple Library Stack

................3

Table 2

Capacity, ATL M2500 Multiple Library Stack................

4

Table 3

Front Panel Features...........................................................

7

Table 4

GUI Icons ...........................................................................

18

Table 5

Import/Export Settings....................................................

70

Table 6

Unit Dimensions/Weight..............................................

106

Table 7

Capacities .........................................................................

106

Table 8

Performance Specifications ...........................................

108

Table 9

Library Performance.......................................................

108

Table 10

Reliability Specifications................................................

110

Table 11

Tape Drive Specifications ..............................................

110

Table 12

Power................................................................................

111

Table 13

Climate .............................................................................

111

Table 14

Compliance and Certification .......................................

111

Table 15

Fault Symptom Codes....................................................

113

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Preface

Audience

Purpose

Document

Organization

This document is written for operators of the ATL M1500 and ATL M2500 libraries.

This document explains how to use the ATL M1500 and ATL M2500 libraries.

This document is organized as follows:

Chapter 1, Overview, provides an overview of the ATLM-Serieslibraries.

Chapter 2, Basic Operations, introduces the library GUI screens and explains how to use them to perform basic library operations such as moving tape cartridges within the library, removing the tape cartridge magazines, and viewing library information.

Chapter 3, Changing the Library Configuration, explains how to change the library configuration using the GUI

Configuration screen.

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Chapter 4, Performing Maintenance Operations, explains how to perform library maintenance operations using the GUI

Maintenance screen.

Chapter 5, Running Diagnostic Programs, explains how to use the library’s built in diagnostic programs.

Chapter 6, Running the Demonstration Programs, explains how to run the library demonstration programs.

Appendix A, Specifications, lists the specifications for the ATLM-Serieslibraries.

Appendix B, Fault Symptom Code (FSC) Dictionary, lists the fault symptom codes (FSCs) for the ATL M-Series libraries.

Appendix C, DLTtape Cartridge Maintenance, provides guidelines for handling DLT cartridges and visually inspecting them if necessary.

Appendix D, Regulatory Statements, provides regulatory information for the ATL M-Series libraries.

This document concludes with a glossary and a detailed index.

Notational

 

This document uses the following conventions:

Conventions

 

 

 

 

 

Note: Notes emphasize important information related to the

 

 

main topic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tech Tip:

Tech Tips provide technical information that may be

 

 

 

helpful in performing the procedure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caution:

Cautions indicate potential hazards to equipment

 

 

 

and are included to prevent damage to equipment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warning:

Warnings indicate potential hazards to personal

 

 

 

safety and are included to prevent injury.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This manual uses the following:

Right side of the library — Refers to the right side as you face the component being described.

Left side of the library — Refers to the left side as you face the component being described.

Related

 

Documents related to the ATL M-Serieslibraries are shown below.

Documents

 

 

 

 

 

 

ATL M-SeriesDocumentation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Document No.

Title

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

6421002

ATL M1500 Unpacking

This document explains

 

 

 

Instructions

how to remove the

 

 

 

 

ATL M1500 library from

 

 

 

 

the shipping carton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6423000

ATL M2500 Unpacking

This document explains

 

 

 

Instructions

how to remove the

 

 

 

 

ATL M2500 library from

 

 

 

 

the shipping carton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6423001

ATL M-SeriesInstallation

This document explains

 

 

 

Guide

how to install an

 

 

 

 

ATL M-Serieslibrary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6421011

ATL M1500 Regulatory

This document provides

 

 

 

Statements

regulatory information

 

 

 

 

for the ATL M1500

 

 

 

 

library.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6423004

ATL M2500 Regulatory

This document provides

 

 

 

Statements

regulatory information

 

 

 

 

for the ATL M2500

 

 

 

 

library.

 

 

 

 

 

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Refer to the appropriate product manuals for information about your tape drive and cartridges.

SCSI-2Specification

The SCSI-2communications specification is the proposed American National Standard for information systems, dated March 9, 1990. Copies may be obtained from:

Global Engineering Documents 15 Inverness Way, East Englewood, CO 80112

(800) 854-7179or (303)397-2740

Contacts

Quantum company contacts are listed below.

Quantum Corporation

To order documentation on the ATL M-Serieslibraries or other products contact:

Quantum P.O. Box 57100

Irvine, CA 92619-7100(949)856-7800(800)284-5101

Technical Publications

To comment on existing documentation send e-mailto:

doc-comments@quantum.com

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Web Site

Visit the Quantum web site at:

http://www.quantum.com

Customer Support

The Customer Support Department provides a 24-hourhelp desk that can be reached at:

North/South America:

(949) 725-2100or

 

(800) 284-5101

Asia/Pacific Rim:

(International Code)

 

+61 7 3839 0988

Europe/Middle East/Africa: (International Code) +44 (0) 1256 848748

Send faxes for the Customer Support Department to:

North/South America:

(949) 725-2176

Asia/Pacific Rim:

(International Code)

 

+61 7 3839 0955

Europe/Middle East/Africa: (International Code) + +44 (0) 1256 848777

Send e-mailfor the Customer Support Department to:

North/South America:

helpdesk@quantum.com

Asia/Pacific Rim:

apachelp@quantum.com

Europe/Middle East/Africa: eurohelp@quantum.com

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Chapter 1

1Overview

This chapter provides an overview of the ATL M-Serieslibraries and their features.

Library Capacity

ATL M1500

Library

ATL M2500

Library

The ATL M1500 library can contain up to two tape drives and up to 21 DLT/SDLT cartridges or 25 LTO cartridges. The cartridges are stored in two independently removable cartridge magazines and one fixed cartridge slot.

The ATL M2500 library can contain:

Up to five tape drives and up to 84 DLT/SDLT cartridges or 100 LTO cartridges

Six tape drives and up to 73 DLT/SDLT cartridges or 87 LTO cartridges

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SCSI Configuration

The cartridges are stored in up to eight independently removable cartridge magazines and up to four fixed cartridge slots.

SCSI Configuration

The ATL M1500 and ATL M2500 library modules come configured for LVD SCSI. One SCSI bus is provided for the library robotics and for each tape drive installed. These SCSI buses are SCSI-2fast/ wide (8/16 bit), Ultra SCSI, Ultra 2 SCSI, or Ultra 3 SCSI, depending on the drives installed.

Library Scalability

The ATL M1500 and ATL M2500 library modules can be used as stand-alonelibraries, or can be combined with other ATL M1500 and ATL M2500 library modules and a StackLink mechanism in a standard19-inchrack to form a larger library system (called a multiple library stack). The multiple library stack appears as a single large capacity library to the host.

The StackLink mechanism connects the library modules in the multiple library stack and transports cartridges from module to module. Each tape drive has access to all the tape cartridges in the stack.

Once the StackLink mechanism is installed in the rack, you can add library modules simply by sliding them into place and making the necessary electrical connections.

Table 1 lists the capacities of all the sizes of multiple library stack you can create using ATL M1500 library modules.Table 2 lists the capacities of all the sizes of multiple library stack you can create using ATL M2500 library modules. You can obtain different capacities by combining ATL M1500 and ATL M2500 library modules in a multiple library stack.

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