Single-Ended (SE) SCSI host bus adapter works, but severely degrades performance and
limits cable length. If any SE devices are on the same parallel SCSI bus, all of the devices
on the parallel SCSI bus slow to SE speed, which severely degrades performance. Never
attach an LTO-3 or LTO-4 tape drive to an SE SCSI bus.
Attach the terminator to the remaining parallel SCSI connector on the back panel of the tape
drive if the tape library is the last or only device on the parallel SCSI bus. Otherwise, attach
one end of a parallel SCSI cable to the remaining port and the other end to the next device
on the parallel SCSI bus. Make sure the last device on the parallel SCSI bus is properly
must have a SCSI terminator unless the tape drive is part of a properly terminated chain.
This includes tape drives without an attached SCSI cable.
Powering on the library
Use an approved power cord. If you have questions about the type of power cord to use,
contact your authorized service provider.
You must use a power cord rated for your product and for the voltage and current marked
on the electrical ratings label of the product. The voltage and current rating of the cord must
be greater than the voltage and current rating marked on the product.
To power on the tape library:
If you plan to use the RMI, connect an Ethernet cable to a working LAN connection and to
the Ethernet connector on the back of the tape library.
Attach the power cable to the power connector on the back panel of the tape library.
Plug the power cable into the nearest properly grounded power outlet.
Power on the tape library by pressing the power button located on the front panel. Check
the LCD screen to make sure it has power. If not, check the power connections and your
power source. During the Power On Self Test (POST), all four LEDs are illuminated briefly,
followed by a flashing Ready LED. When the initialization sequence is complete, the Home
screen is displayed. If the inventory takes over five minutes, the splash screen is displayed.
Press any button to see the Home screen.
Plug in the host server and all attached devices.
Power on any other devices you powered off earlier.
Power on the server.
Configuring the tape library
Now that the tape library is connected to the host and powered on, configure it for your
To configure the tape library:
Installing the tape library
The host bus adapter should be Low Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS). A
For the library and tape drives to operate correctly, each SCSI tape drive
To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to the equipment: