The Clean drive option lets you load a cleaning tape into any active drive. To use this command,
you must first select the drive to be cleaned and then select where you want to load the cleaning
Source Type: This toggles between all available sources: Mailslot, Magazine.
Source/Source by Label: If appropriate, this toggles between available source cartridges.
Barcode labels beginning with CLN are automatically displayed at the top of the list.
After cleaning, the library returns the cleaning cartridge to the original slot. If you loaded the
cartridge from the front panel, you should now unload it from that slot either by using the mailslot,
or by removing the magazine. When the tape drive cleaning is complete, the Clean LED turns
off (if previously on).
Running tests (Support > Run Tests)
This option allows you to run a demo, a wellness test or a slot to slot test and to specify the
number of test cycles required. You can abort the test at any time, if required. Access to this
feature requires the administrator password. For more information about the wellness test, see
"The wellness test" (page
Abort is available only on the OCP. You cannot abort a test that has been started from
Viewing logs (Support > View Logs)
This option allows you to view the following logs: Error, Warning, Informational, Configuration,
and All Events possible. Access to this feature requires the administrator password.
Updating library and drive firmware (Support > FW Upgrade)
The tape library allows two types of firmware to be upgraded — one for the tape drives and the
other for the tape library itself. You can upgrade both types of firmware from a USB flash drive,
the RMI, or L&TT or RMI. You can also upgrade drive firmware from a firmware upgrade tape.
The library only supports signed firmware image upgrades and downgrades. Once firmware that
uses code signing is loaded, the firmware will reject all unsigned images. If you attempt to load
an unsigned firmware image, the RMI displays an invalid firmware version error message:
If you see this message, download the latest signed firmware image from the MSL website at:
Using a USB flash drive to upgrade firmware (Support > FW Upgrade> By USB)
This option allows you to upgrade tape library or tape drive firmware using a USB flash drive in
the tape library's USB port on the back panel. No operations will be available until the upgrade
completes. Access to this feature requires the administrator password.
To update firmware using a USB flash drive:
Download current firmware using Library & Tape Tools or from the Hewlett Packard Enterprise
support website: http://www.hpe.com/support/storage.Download current library firmware
from the SunSolve website: sunsolve.sun.com. Copy the firmware onto the USB flash drive.
Insert the USB flash drive into the USB port on the back of the device.
From the Support menu, select FW Upgrade > By USB.
Select the target for the upgrade, which will be one of the tape drives or the library, and
select the filename of the firmware.
When the upgrade is complete, remove the USB flash drive from the USB port.
Using the MSL4048, MSL8048, and MSL8096 OCP 129