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M8501 and M8502 ACL
Tape Drive Installation
and User's Guide
Abstract
This guide provides information about installing, operating, and maintaining the M8501
and M8502 ACL tape drives on an HP Integrity NonStop™ NS-series server. This
guide is written for those who install or maintain the M8501 and M8502 ACL tape
drives.
Product Version
N.A.
Supported Release Version Updates (RVUs)
This guide supports H06.03 and all subsequent H-series RVUs until otherwise
indicated by its replacement publication.
Part Number
529972-001
Published
July 2005

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  • Page 1 This guide provides information about installing, operating, and maintaining the M8501 and M8502 ACL tape drives on an HP Integrity NonStop™ NS-series server. This guide is written for those who install or maintain the M8501 and M8502 ACL tape drives.
  • Page 2 Document History Part Number Product Version 529972-001 N.A. Published July 2005...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Power Supply Robotics Front Panel Indicators 2. Setting Up the ACL Tape Drives Setting up the M8501 ACL Rackmount Unit Setting up the M8502 ACL Tabletop 3. Installing and Configuring the ACL Tape Drive for the NonStop NS-Series Server Overview...
  • Page 4 Rear View of Tape Drive Figure 1-3. Tape Cartridge Magazine Figure 1-4. View of Barcode Reader and Shuttle Assembly Figure 1-5. Front Panel Indicators Figure 2-1. M8501 ACL Template M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 4-10 4-13 4-13 4-13...
  • Page 5 Fiber Cables Table 4-1. ACL Front Panel Indicators Table 4-2. View ACL Options Table 6-1. Error Recovery Procedures Table 6-2. Fault Symptom Codes M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 3-10 4-10 4-15 4-11 4-11 4-14...
  • Page 6 Contents M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001...
  • Page 7: What's New In This Manual

    This guide provides information about installing, operating, and maintaining the M8501 and M8502 ACL tape drives on an HP Integrity NonStop™ NS-series server. This guide is written for those who install or maintain the M8501 and M8502 ACL tape drives.
  • Page 8 What’s New in This Manual New and Changed Information M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001...
  • Page 9: About This Manual

    A group of items enclosed in brackets is a list from which you can choose one item or none. The items in the list can be arranged either vertically, with aligned brackets on M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 Backup DAM Volumes and Physical Disk...
  • Page 10 If there is no space between two items, spaces are not permitted. In this example, no spaces are permitted between the period and any other items: $process-name.#su-name M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 { $process-name …...
  • Page 11 The user must press the Return key after typing the input. Nonitalic text. Nonitalic letters, numbers, and punctuation indicate text that is displayed or returned exactly as shown. For example: Backup Up. M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 … segment-id , error filename1:length , filename2:length ) ;...
  • Page 12 P=%p-register E=%e-register Notation for Management Programming Interfaces This list summarizes the notation conventions used in the boxed descriptions of programmatic commands, event messages, and error lists in this manual. M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001...
  • Page 13 The CRE has many new message types and some new message type codes for old message types. In the CRE, the message type SYSTEM includes all messages except LOGICAL-CLOSE and LOGICAL-OPEN. M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 token-type ZSPI-TYP-STRING. token-type ZSPI-TYP-FNAME32.
  • Page 14 About This Manual Change Bar Notation M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001...
  • Page 15: Overview And Features

    Front Panel Indicators Overview The M8501 and M8502 auto cartridge loader (ACL) tape drives support the LTO Ultrium Gen 3 tape drive. They are designed for backup operations for the NonStop NS-series server. The M8501 comes in a rackmount configuration, and the M8502 comes in a tabletop configuration.
  • Page 16: Models And Accessories

    Table 1-1. Models and Slot Capacities Model Drives M8501 M8502 M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 ACL Tape Drive Slots 15 LTO 12.0 TB 15 LTO 12.0 TB...
  • Page 17: Internal Tape Drive

    Internal Tape Drive The ACL units supports a single internal tape drive. The internal tape drive can be hot- swapped. Figure 1-2. Rear View of Tape Drive Single Drive M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 1 -3...
  • Page 18: Magazine

    Note. Both a full barcode reader scan and a physical scan are conducted each time the unit is initially powered up, or each time a tape magazine is exchanged. M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 1 -4...
  • Page 19: Figure 1-4. View Of Barcode Reader And Shuttle Assembly

    Overview and Features Robotics Figure 1-4. View of Barcode Reader and Shuttle Assembly Barcode Reader Shuttle M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 1 -5...
  • Page 20: Front Panel Indicators

    GUI touch screen - manually operated to setup and configure the unit ACL module status LED - displays the unit’s operational status Figure 1-5. Front Panel Indicators ACL Status LED GUI Touch Screen Internal Viewing M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 Window 1 -6...
  • Page 21: Setting Up The Acl Tape Drives

    Figure 2-1. M8501 ACL Template 2. Use the template that is shipped with the unit to mark the location of the mounting hardware on the mounting rails of the storage cabinet. M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 2 -1...
  • Page 22 4. Install the slide members for the rackmount unit. 5. If the slide members are already installed, attach the front and rear mounting brackets to the outer and middle slide members. M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 2 -2...
  • Page 23: Figure 2-2. Installing The Slide Members

    6. Attach the slide members using the supplied fasteners. Install the clip nuts on the inside of the slide member’s front and back mounting bracket only if the vertical rail mounting holes are not tapped. M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 2 -3...
  • Page 24: Figure 2-3. Installing Slide Member Fasteners

    12. Slide the unit completely into the rack until the front panel touches the rack. 13. Remove and discard the tape that holds the door in the latched position, leaving the door open. M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 2 -4...
  • Page 25: Setting Up The M8502 Acl Tabletop

    Figure 2-4. Tabletop Model Clearances 12 inches (30.4 centi- meters) M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 2 -5 6 inches (15.2 centi- meters)
  • Page 26 Setting Up the ACL Tape Drives Setting up the M8502 ACL Tabletop M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 2 -6...
  • Page 27: Installing And Configuring The Acl Tape Drive For The Nonstop Ns-series Server

    A multimode shortwave fiber optic cable must be used to connect the ACL tape drive to the Fibre Channel ServerNet adapter (FCSA) on the HP NonStop NS-series server. Figure 3-1 shows how the ACL tape drive connects to the server. M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 3 -1...
  • Page 28: Figure 3-1. Hardware Configuration

    NonStop NS-Series Server Figure 3-1. Hardware Configuration Fiber Cable NonStop NS-Series Server FCSA M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 Tape Drive 3 -2...
  • Page 29: Installation

    Connector Fiber Cable LC - LC 50/125 µm LC - LC 62.5/125 µm M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 for the location. Fiber Cable Figure 3-4 Fiber Cable Distance 2-300 meters (6.56-984.25 feet) 3-150 meters (9.84-492.13 feet)
  • Page 30: Figure 3-3. Lc-lc Fiber Cable

    Installing and Configuring the ACL Tape Drive for the Installation NonStop NS-Series Server Figure 3-3. LC-LC Fiber Cable M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 3 -4...
  • Page 31: Figure 3-4. View Of Two Fcsas At The Rear Of The Server

    4. Toggle the power switch to the on position from the rear of the unit. 5. Press anywhere on the GUI touch screen to activate the display, and then turn the unit on. M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 3 -5...
  • Page 32: Figure 3-5. Powering On The Acl Tape Drive

    Installing and Configuring the ACL Tape Drive for the Installation NonStop NS-Series Server Figure 3-5. Powering On the ACL Tape Drive GUI Touch Screen Power Cord Toggle Switch M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 3 -6...
  • Page 33: Configuration

    The purpose of viewing the tape drive’s PORTNAME is because it will be added to the SCF configuration in step 1. Press the Status button on the GUI touch screen. Figure 3-6. Status Button M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 on page 3-10. Status Button 3 -7...
  • Page 34: Figure 3-7. Drive 1 Lto Loaded Button

    Installing and Configuring the ACL Tape Drive for the Configuration NonStop NS-Series Server 2. Press the Drive 1 LTO Loaded button. Figure 3-7. Drive 1 LTO Loaded Button Drive 1 LTO Loaded Button M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 3 -8...
  • Page 35: Figure 3-8. Drive Identification Button

    Installing and Configuring the ACL Tape Drive for the Configuration NonStop NS-Series Server 3. Press the Drive Identification button. Figure 3-8. Drive Identification Button Drive Identification Button M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 3 -9...
  • Page 36: Figure 3-9. Viewing The Portname

    SCF> START TAPE $tape Example: SCF> START TAPE $TAPE1 For complete details about the ADD and START commands, including command syntax, see the SCF Reference Manual for the Storage Subsystem. M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 3- 10...
  • Page 37: Operation

    Interface (GUI) touch screen, an ACL status LED, and a viewing window (see Figure 4-1). Figure 4-1. Front Panel Left Magazine Viewing Door Window ACL Status M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 4-10 4-13 GUI Touch Screen 4 -1...
  • Page 38: Magazine Door

    GUI touch screen that interrupts the current ACL operation. Solid Amber The ACL is in a fault state as indicated by the fault message on the GUI touch screen. M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 ACL Status LED 4 -2...
  • Page 39: Initialization Screen

    When power is first applied to the ACL tape drives, a series of power-on self test (POST) diagnostics are performed. After the POST completes, the following initialization screen appears: Figure 4-3. Initialization Screen Note. Pressing Continue will display the ACL default screen. M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 4 -3...
  • Page 40: Acl Default Screen

    The ACL GUI touch screen displays graphics and text in the form of easy to understand messages. Graphics and text messages, along with their functions, are described in this section. M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 Figure 4-4.
  • Page 41: Technical Support Information Option

    Selecting the HP logo in the top left corner will display HP specific technical support assistance information. See Figure 4-5. Figure 4-5. Technical Support Information Note. The HP Global Support Center (GCSC) provides technical support for this product. M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 4 -5...
  • Page 42: Move Media

    Move Media option lets you remove a cartridge from the tape drive, load a cartridge to the tape drive, or to move cartridges within the ACL. Figure 4-7. Move Media Screen M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 Figure 4 -6 Figure 4-6).
  • Page 43: Figure 4-8. Move Media Screen (source)

    3. Touch the Destination Input Box on the Move Media Screen. The Destination Input Box will change from gray to an active state. See Figure 4-9. Move Media Screen (Destination) M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 Figure 4-9.
  • Page 44: Lcd Contrast Controls

    Selecting this option initiates an ACL power-down operation. Note. The ACL moves the shuttle assembly to the parked position before powering down. Figure 4-10. Power Down Initiation Screen M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 4 -8...
  • Page 45: Status

    Selecting this option from the ACL Default Screen lets you place the ACL online or offline. Note. By default the ACL automatically comes online after a power-up initialization. M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 4 -9...
  • Page 46: Menu Selections

    Selecting this option lets you view but not modify the ACL settings as defined in the ACL option of the Edit Options area. options. M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 Table 4-2 on page 4-11 describe the available...
  • Page 47: Figure 4-13. View Acl Options Screen (initial Screen)

    Lets you enable an automatic cleaning cycle. To use this option, you must have reserved a slot for a cleaning cartridge using the Total Reserved Slots option. The default is Disabled. M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 4- 11...
  • Page 48 Module Configuration Lets you specify the ACL Module Configuration. Three options are available: M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 Standalone - Used when the ACL contains a single module Master - Used to select the module in a multi-module...
  • Page 49: Inserting And Removing Tape Cartridges

    Insert a tape cartridge so that the barcode labels are facing outward. Note. Handle and store tape cartridges in a clean, dust-free environment. M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 Figure 4-14. Note that the lowest numbered tape cartridge...
  • Page 50: Barcode Labels

    2. Always inspect cartridges for incorrect or improperly attached labels. 3. Never erase information on a cartridge label, always replace the label. M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 4- 14...
  • Page 51: Figure 4-15. Barcode Label Installation (lto)

    Barcode Labels Note. Barcode labels may be placed on the media with the alpha-numeric characters on the left or the right. Figure 4-15. Barcode Label Installation (LTO) M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 4- 15...
  • Page 52 Operation Barcode Labels M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 4- 16...
  • Page 53: Introduction

    ACL tape drive’s Options menu. To automatically run a cleaning cartridge using Auto Clean Mode: 1. Reserve a cleaning cartridge slot. 2. Enable Auto Clean Mode. M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 5 -1...
  • Page 54: Manually Running A Cleaning Cartridge

    Or, use the Decimal Keypad Backspace and Numeric Keys to enter the tape drive number directly. 5. When the source and destination entries are correct, select Execute Clean. M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 5 -2...
  • Page 55: Replacing A Cleaning Cartridge In A Reserved Slot

    3. Remove the expired cleaning cartridge from the last slot. Mark it EXPIRED and then properly dispose of it. 4. Place a new cleaning cartridge in the last slot of the magazine. 5. Replace the right magazine. M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 5 -3...
  • Page 56 Maintenance Replacing a Cleaning Cartridge in the Right Magazine M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 5 -4...
  • Page 57: Platform Problems

    Error Recovery Procedures (ERPs) are listed in detail in are listed in Table 6–2 along with their related ERPs. M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 Installing and Configuring the ACL Tape Drive for the NonStop...
  • Page 58 Troubleshooting Error Recovery Figure 6-1. Troubleshooting Flow Chart M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 6 -2...
  • Page 59: Error Recovery Procedures

    Invalid IP Subnet Mask (255.255.255.255) SCSI Firmware Error SCSI FIFO Empty M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 Table 6-1 on page 6-3 to determine the error recovery 0306 The non-volatile configuration area in flash memory could not be updated (programming error).
  • Page 60 2090 Open Left Door Fault 2091 Open Right Door Fault 2092 M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 D, G The SCSI controller data FIFO should be empty but still contains data bytes. C, D, G...
  • Page 61 Drive Get General 301C Status Fail Drive Get Status 3 Fail 301D M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 C, G Door open sensor time-out detected when open door. C, G Failed to open DLT handle.
  • Page 62 305b loaded Diag Time-out waiting 305d for drive empty, ready M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 C, G In loader, unexpected config, not a Thunder or Lightning. C, G The loader could not successfully stow an orphan cartridge to a bin.
  • Page 63 Picker Jammed 6 3106 Picker Jammed 7 3107 Picker Jammed 8 3108 M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 Invalid bin number detected in diag. C, G Eject command time-out. C, G Eject command time-out. C, D, G Eject command time-out.
  • Page 64 Drive Status Fail 503D Command response 7001 from unexpected source M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 C, G The picker jammed during a drive fetch operation. C, G The picker jammed on a stow operation.
  • Page 65 700D failed Deactivating a drive 700E that is not attached M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 D, G A command response opcode from the Control task was not anticipated or is un- identifiable. A command response was received from...
  • Page 66 701C to convert Invalid mod number to 701D convert M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 C, G The Control task is indicating that a request to deactivate a drive failed; reason is not known. C, G The Drive task is indicating that a request to power-down a drive failed;...
  • Page 67 9001 recovery failed Master pass-thru opto 9003 failed M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 C, G Attempt to show detailed drive status of a drive whose type is unknown. C, G The command response from the SCSI task in a remote module was unexpected.
  • Page 68 F005 Incompatible image F006 Buffer allocation failed F402 M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 C, G An attempt to place a message on a task’s exchange generated a kernel error. C, G An attempt to receive a message from a task’s exchange generated a kernel error.
  • Page 69 If an error message appears that is not included in Table 6-2, write down the fault code number and follow the recovery procedure. If the same error occurs again, call your service provider. M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 6- 13...
  • Page 70 Troubleshooting Fault Symptom Codes (FSCs) M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 6- 14...
  • Page 71: Safety And Compliance

    This class A digital apparatus meets all the requirements of the Canadian Interference- Causing Equipment Regulations. Cet appareil numérique de la classe A respecte toutes les exigences du Règelment sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada. M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 Statements -1...
  • Page 72 Interference by Information Technology Equipment (VCCI). If this equipment is used in a domestic environment, radio disturbance may occur, in which case the user may be required to take corrective actions. M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 Statements -2...
  • Page 73: European Union Notice

    Administration implemented regulations for laser products on August 2, 1976. These regulations apply to laser products manufactured from August 1, 1976. Compliance is mandatory for products marketed in the Unites States. M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 Statements -3...
  • Page 74: Safety Caution

    IMPORTANT: TOUS LES RECIPIENTS SONT DESTINES UNIQUEMENT A UN USAGE INTERNE. VORSICHT: ALLE STECKDOSEN DIENEN NUR DEM INTERNEN GEBRAUCH. M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 DUAL POWER CORDS CAUTION: “THIS UNIT HAS MORE THAN ONE POWER SUPPLY CORD.
  • Page 75: Fuse Replacement

    In the document window, click a document title to open the safety information in another language. Local HP support can also help direct you to your safety information. M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 Statements -5...
  • Page 76 Safety and Compliance Important Safety Information M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 Statements -6...
  • Page 77 Magazine door Maintenance NonStop NS-series server configuration installation Portname 3-10 POST M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 Power supply Robotics Shuttle assembly Supported connections Tape cartridge magazine 1-2, 1-4, Tape cartridges barcode labels inserting and removing...
  • Page 78 Index M8501 and M8502 ACL Tape Drive Installation and User’s Guide —529972-001 Index -2...

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