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HP StoreEver MSL2024 User And Service Manual: Viewing Static Drive Information

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Bootcode Firmware Revision
Barcode Reader — version of barcode reader in the device.
Library Controller Version — version of the controller installed in the device.
Library Mode
Automatic — the device will switch from Sequential to Random mode if it receives media
changer SCSI commands.
Manual — the device will stay in the current mode until another mode is configured by
a user.
Random — the device will not automatically load and unload tapes. Instead, it will wait
for commands from the backup software or the OCP to load and unload tapes.
Sequential — the device will automatically unload the tape in the drive when the host
software sends an unload command to the drive and then automatically load the tape
from the next highest sequentially numbered full slot.
Loop — in Loop mode, the tape library will load the tape from the lowest numbered full
slot after the tape from the highest numbered full slot is unloaded. If Loop is not listed,
the tape library will stop automatically loading and unloading tapes after the tape from
the last full slot is unloaded.
overwrite old data. Make sure that there are enough tapes in the tape library or that the
tapes are regularly rotated in and out to ensure that data you want to save is not
Autoload — the device will automatically load the tape from the lowest numbered full
slot on power up.
WWide Node Name — a world wide unique identifier that the tape library reports over SCSI
and might be used by operating systems or software applications to identify and track the
tape library.

Viewing static drive information

Identity > Drive page (parallel
Drive page (SAS)
that apply to the interface type of the drives installed in this library.
Operating the tape library
Since loop mode will endlessly cycle through the tapes, it is possible to
provide detailed information about the tape drives. You will only see the fields
Identity > Drive page (Fibre
Channel), and
Identity >


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