Figure 15 MSL4048 parallel SCSI tape drive default SCSI addresses
1. Tape drives with SCSI address 4
2. Tape drives with SCSI address 5
MSL8048 and MSL8096: The default SCSI address for all tape drives is 4.
Use the Library & Tape Tools (L&TT) to check your server's parallel SCSI configuration.
L&TT is available without cost from the L&TT website at http://www.hpe.com/support/TapeTools.
Preparing the host
Electrostatic discharge" (page
Follow these general steps:
If you aren't the system administrator of the host computer, check with the system
administrator before powering off the computer.
For a library with FC drives, install an FC HBA or verify that you have sufficient ports available
on a compatible FC switch. For configuration requirements, see
For a library with SAS drives, if necessary, install a SAS HBA with an external SAS connector
that supports multiple LUNs. Refer to the host computer and HBA documentation for
installation information. For configuration requirements, see
For a library with parallel SCSI drives, install a parallel SCSI HBA that supports multiple
LUNs. Refer to the host computer and HBA documentation for installation information. For
HBA requirements, see
Verify that multiple LUN support is enabled on the HBA and operating system.
Install application software and compatible drivers on the host computer. See the application
software manuals for installation and configuration information.
Install the Library & Tape Tools (L&TT) diagnostic utility to see what devices are connected
to the host, verify the installation, upgrade firmware, and aid in troubleshooting. Download
L&TT without charge from:
Choosing a location
If you plan to mount the tape library in a rack, select an open rack location, ideally near the center
of the rack or higher, with access to the host server and a power outlet.
Use proper procedures to prevent electrostatic discharge (ESD) (see
212)). Use wrist-grounding straps and anti-static mats when handling
"Planning the SCSI configuration" (page
"Planning the Fibre Channel
"Planning the SAS
Preparing the host