3 Installing the library
A robot move error is displayed if the shipping lock is not removed. See
Observe local health and safety requirements and guidelines for manual material handling.
Remove all tape cartridges to reduce the overall weight of the library and to prevent cartridges
from falling into the robotic path and damaging the library. Keep the cartridges organized
so they can be returned to the same locations.
Obtain adequate assistance to lift and stabilize the library during installation or removal.
Extend the rack leveling jacks to the floor.
Ensure that the full weight of the rack rests on the leveling jacks.
Install the rack stabilizer kit on the rack.
Extend only one rack component at a time. Racks can become unstable if more than one
component is extended.
Preparing the host
wrist-grounding straps and anti-static mats when handling internal components.
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
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:
The shipping lock must be removed for the robotics to operate properly.
When moving the library, to reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to the
When placing the library into a rack, to reduce the risk of personal injury or damage
Use proper procedures to prevent electrostatic discharge (ESD). Use
"Removing the shipping
"Planning the Fibre Channel
"Planning the SAS
Preparing the host