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HP StorageWorks
MSL6000 series pass-through mechanism
reference guide
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231908-005
Part number: 231908-005
Fifth edition: March 2005

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  • Page 1 HP StorageWorks MSL6000 series pass-through mechanism reference guide *12345-67890* 231908-005 Part number: 231908-005 Fifth edition: March 2005...
  • Page 2 Hewlett-Packard. The information is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind and is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Using HP StorageWorks Library & Tape Tools ........
  • Page 4 4 Electrostatic Discharge ......... . 45 Grounding Methods .
  • Page 5: About This Guide

    • HP StorageWorks MSL6000 Series Tape Library User Guide • HP StorageWorks Network Storage Router User Guide These and other HP documents can be found on an HP web site: http://www.docs.hp.com. Document conventions and symbols Table 1 Document conventions Convention...
  • Page 6: Hp Technical Support

    • Detailed, specific questions For continuous quality improvement, calls may be recorded or monitored. HP strongly recommends that customers sign-up online using the Subscriber's choice web site at http://www.hp.com/go/e-updates. • Subscribing to this service provides you with e-mail updates on the latest product enhancements, newest versions of drivers, and firmware documentation updates as well as instant access to numerous other product resources.
  • Page 7: Helpful Web Sites

    Helpful web sites For product information, see the following web sites: • http://www.hp.com • http://www.hp.com/go/storage • http://www.hp.com/support/ • http://www.docs.hp.com • http://www.hp.com/go/ebs MSL6000 series pass-through mechanism reference guide...
  • Page 9: Introduction

    Introduction The HP StorageWorks Pass-Through Mechanism (PTM) enables the transfer of tape cartridges between HP StorageWorks MSL6000 Series tape libraries. A single PTM system can be used to create a multi-unit tape library configuration by connecting: • Up to eight two-drive libraries Up to four four-drive libraries •...
  • Page 10: Ptm Required Tools

    • Primary motor cable • AC power cord (U.S. only -- country-specific cords are not provided) • Ethernet cables The following components ship with an Extender Upgrade Kit: • One ethernet cable • 5U or 10U extension • Attachment hardware PTM Required Tools The following tools are required to perform a PTM installation: •...
  • Page 11: Installing The Ptm

    Installing the PTM This chapter describes how to install a Pass-Through Mechanism (PTM) for an HP StorageWorks MSL6000 Series tape library. Sections in this chapter include: • Planning the Installation, page 11 • Positioning the Libraries, page 12 • Installing the LAN Hub, page 13 •...
  • Page 12: Determining The Type And Number Of Extensions

    CAUTION: Do not apply power to any library. Attempting to connect or disconnect a PTM to a library that has power applied can damage the library and the PTM base unit PCB. Determining the Type and Number of Extensions The PTM base unit measures 10U. Use the following guidelines to add extensions. NOTE: You cannot add two 5U slaves using a 10U extension kit due to 10-BaseT cable requirements in the kit.
  • Page 13: Installing The Lan Hub

    Installing the LAN Hub An eight-port LAN hub is included in the PTM Upgrade Kit. It comes pre-assembled in its own bracket for installation at the side of a rack enclosure. The LAN hub is used to connect each installed library to a WAN via the 10-BaseT connector on the library controller board for coordinating PTM operation and communication.
  • Page 14: Installing The Lan Hub Into A Dual Retma 9000/10000 Rack Enclosure

    Figure 2 Installing the LAN hub into a dual RETMA 9000/10000 rack enclosure Front of rack enclosure Figure 3 Installing the LAN hub into an H9A rack enclosure Front of rack enclosure Installing the PTM...
  • Page 15: Installing The Lan Hub Into A System/e Rack

    Figure 4 Installing the LAN hub into a system/e rack Front of rack enclosure Connect the AC power cable to the LAN hub and to the rack enclosure AC power outlet. Do not turn the LAN hub on at this time. Attach the 10-BaseT cables to the LAN hub for each library.
  • Page 16: Ptm Base Unit Description

    To install a single PTM base unit: Install two 5U libraries, as shown in Figure 6, following the instructions in the HP StorageWorks MSL6000 Series Tape Library User Guide. NOTE: Each library needs to be pulled out sequentially from the front of the rack enclosure to gain access to the top PTM cover plate screw on a lower library.
  • Page 17 CAUTION: Do not apply power to either library. Attempting to connect or disconnect a PTM base unit to a library that has power applied can damage the library and the PTM base unit PCB. Figure 6 5U library installation (10000 rack enclosure shown) NOTE: After installing the libraries, secure each one to the rack enclosure using its front bezel thumbscrews.
  • Page 18 Figure 7 Accessing drive bay 1 Remove the PTM cover plate. NOTE: If the PTM cover plate has not previously been removed, each library needs to be pulled out sequentially from the front of the rack enclosure so you can gain access to the top PTM cover plate screw on a lower library.
  • Page 19: Removing The Ptm Cover Plate

    Figure 8 Removing the PTM cover plate Install the PTM base unit (see Figure a. Hold the handle while supporting the PTM base unit from the bottom. b. Carefully insert the PTM base unit into the top library making sure the top pins are fully engaged.
  • Page 20: Preparing To Install A Ptm (10u Models)

    Unit” on page 23. Install two 10U libraries as shown in Figure 10 on page 21 following the instructions in the HP StorageWorks MSL6000 Series Tape Library User Guide. NOTE: Each library needs to be pulled out sequentially from the front of the rack enclosure to gain access to the top PTM cover plate screw on a lower library.
  • Page 21: Library Installation, 10u Models (9000 Rack Enclosure Shown)

    CAUTION: Do not apply power to either library. Attempting to connect or disconnect a PTM base unit to a library that has power applied can damage the library and the PTM base unit PCB. Figure 10 Library installation, 10U models (9000 rack enclosure shown) NOTE: After installing the libraries, secure each one to the rack enclosure using its front bezel thumbscrews.
  • Page 22: Accessing Drive Bays 1 And 3 (10u Models)

    NOTE: Some effort might be required to overcome the initial resistance of unplugging a drive shoe assembly from a hot-plug connector. A gentle wiggling motion may aid removal. c. Fully disengage drive shoe assembly 1 and 3. Continue to slide drive shoe assembly 1 and 3 out while supporting them until the tape drive hardware clears the back of the library hot-plug connectors.
  • Page 23: Adding Extensions To A Ptm Base Unit

    b. Using a stubby or right-angle #2 Phillips screwdriver, remove the screws securing the cover plate to the inside of the drive cage of each library chassis. c. Using a #2 Phillips screwdriver, remove the screws that secure the PTM cover plate to the rear of each library chassis (see Figure 12 on page 23).
  • Page 24 NOTE: During this procedure, make sure you save all screws, the PTM base unit bottom bracket, and the belt tensioner ramp/idler pulley springs and associated hardware. These items must be reused when adding extensions. Remove the bottom plate from the PTM base unit (see Figure 13).
  • Page 25: Media Elevator Car Location

    Figure 14 Media elevator car location Insert a large paper clip through the holes on the idler pulley base to set the idler pulley tension to zero. (See Figure 19 on page 28.) Turn the PTM over to access to the belt block bracket access cutout (see Figure 15 on page 25).
  • Page 26 Turn the PTM base unit over and then remove the drive belt from the media elevator car, the belt tensioner ramp, and the idler pulley (see Figure 5 on page 16). Discard the belt. Remove the belt tensioner ramp and idler pulley components as follows (see Figure 16 page 26): a.
  • Page 27: Mounting A 5u Or 10u Extension

    Figure 17 Mounting a 5U or 10U extension c. Attach the large tie bar (beveled edge to the inside corner of the PTM base unit and extension) using four mounting screws (see Figure 18). Figure 18 Installing tie bars 10.Repeat step 9 for each extension.
  • Page 28: Installing A Longer Belt To An Extended Ptm

    Installing a Longer Belt to an Extended PTM To install an extended belt: On the extension belt tensioner ramp and idler pulley base, compress the springs until the holes in the tensioner ramp are aligned with the holes in the base of the tensioner. Insert a large paper clip through the holes.
  • Page 29: Installing The Timing Belt On The Extension

    Figure 20 Installing the timing belt on the extension Figure 21 Installing the timing belt CAUTION: To prevent damage to the PTM media elevator car it must be supported from underneath any time you are performing procedures on the belt block bracket assembly. Place the timing belt ends on the belt block (see Figure 22).
  • Page 30: Timing Belt At The Belt Block

    Figure 22 Timing belt at the belt block NOTE: Secure the timing belt at the top first. 10.Remove the previously inserted large paper clip to automatically set initial belt tension. 11.Install the bottom plate that was previously removed from the PTM base unit using the previously removed retaining screws (see Figure 23).
  • Page 31: Installing The Extended Ptm

    Installing the Extended PTM To install the extended PTM: Use the handle while supporting the PTM base unit from the bottom (see Figure 9 on page 20). Carefully insert the extended PTM into the top library making sure the top pins are fully engaged.
  • Page 32: Multi-unit Library Configuration (single Master And Slave)

    All libraries must be powered off. NOTE: Refer to the HP StorageWorks MSL6000 Series Tape Library User Guide for information on connecting SCSI cables and SCSI terminators to fit your specific needs and for additional multi-unit library and SCSI configuration information.
  • Page 33 NOTE: Additional slaves require an extended PTM system. See ”Adding Extensions to a PTM Base Unit” on page 23, ”Installing a Longer Belt to an Extended PTM” on page 28, and ”Installing the Extended PTM” on page 31. MSL6000 series pass-through mechanism reference guide...
  • Page 34 Installing the PTM...
  • Page 35: Configuring The Ptm

    Tape Library User Guide. Power on the LAN hub. Turn the libraries on and wait until the Power-On Self Test (POST) completes and the HP initialization or home screen appears on the display. Refer to the HP StorageWorks MSL6000 Series Tape Library User Guide for detailed instructions on power-up procedures.
  • Page 36: Library Home Screen (msl6000 Shown)

    NOTE: Libraries using 2.xx firmware that have previously been configured as slaves must be changed to a standalone first, then configured as a master, or updated to the latest library firmware. Figure 25 Library home screen (MSL6000 shown) Touch the Library button from the Edit Options area of the GUI (see Figure 26).
  • Page 37: Module Configuration Select Screen

    Enter the appropriate Service password and then touch the Validate button. Refer to the HP StorageWorks MSL 6000 Series Tape Library User Guide for additional information on setting passwords. Press the down arrow ( ) until the Module Configuration menu option appears on the...
  • Page 38: Module Configuration Screen

    Touch the button next to the Module Configuration menu option and then touch the Master button (see Figure 28). Figure 28 Module Configuration screen Touch the Save button to confirm your request. Touch OK to save the new option. Afterwards, the library will automatically reboot and be configured for the new option (see Figure 29).
  • Page 39: Configuring The Slave Libraries

    The library status LED indicator flashes green to indicate that a change is being made on the GUI that interrupts the current library operation. Enter the appropriate Service password and then touch the Validate button. Refer to the HP StorageWorks MSL6000 Series Tape Library User Guide for additional information on setting passwords.
  • Page 40: Converting A Multi-unit Library Configuration To Standalone Configuration

    Touch Cartridge Cycle. The Cartridge Cycle diagnostic screen is displayed. Figure 30 Cartridge Cycle diagnostic screen Touch Start to begin testing. The message "Test is running" will display. Touch Stop to end the diagnostic. Converting a Multi-Unit Library Configuration to Standalone Configuration If you are converting a multi-unit library configuration to a standalone configuration, it is beneficial to do so in the following order:...
  • Page 41: Updating Firmware

    Library & Tape Tools (see page 43). The resulting information may be helpful to your service provider in resolving potential issues that may have prompted the firmware upgrade. MSL Series tape libraries can be flashed using HP StorageWorks Library and Tape Tools (L&TT), the Remote Management Interface, or the MSLUtil.exe diagnostic utility and diagnostic cable.
  • Page 42: Updating Firmware Using The Remote Management Interface

    NOTE: If you select Flash Library from Local File, the *.bin file must be copied from ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/products/storageworks/msl to the /upload directory, which is located on the library at the IP Address/upload. The level 1 password may be required to perform this procedure.
  • Page 43: Using Hp Storageworks Library & Tape Tools

    Library Info button from the View System Data area of the GUI to view the Firmware Revision. Using HP StorageWorks Library & Tape Tools HP StorageWorks Library & Tape Tools may already be installed on your host. If not, you can download it from http://www.hp.com/support/tapetools. Online help and instructions are included with the utility.
  • Page 44 Configuring the PTM...
  • Page 45: Electrostatic Discharge

    If you do not have any of the suggested equipment for proper grounding, have an authorized reseller install the part. NOTE: For more information on static electricity, or for assistance with product installation, contact your HP authorized reseller. MSL6000 series pass-through mechanism reference guide...
  • Page 46 Electrostatic Discharge...
  • Page 47: Index

    LAN hub 13, conventions installing the PTM base unit 20, 21, 22, documentation, HP web site installing the timing belt drive belt removal installing tie bars library installation library status screen...
  • Page 48 LAN hub menu library positioning module configuration overview module configuration confirmation planning module configuration select preparing Subscriber’s choice, HP single PTM base unit symbols in text variations text symbols LAN hub timing belt installation cabling tools installing libraries...

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