StorageWorks DLT VS 40/80 GB tape drive Second Edition (January 2003) Part Number: 289067-002 This guide is to be used as step-by-step instructions for installation and as a reference for operation, troubleshooting, and future upgrades.
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Review the installation instructions to be sure your installation location meets the required environmental conditions. Related Documentation In addition to this guide, HP provides corresponding information: HP StorageWorks DLT VS 40/80 GB External Tape Drive Installation ■ Instructions. ■ HP StorageWorks DLT VS 40/80 GB Internal Tape Drive Installation Instructions.
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Introduction The HP StorageWorks DLT VS 40/80 GB Tape Drive is a value-priced, high-capacity streaming cartridge tape drive designed for use with HP ProLiant Servers. The drive has a dual-channel read/write head, Lempel-Ziv (DLZ) high-efficiency data compression, and tape-mark directory to achieve fast data throughput and access times.
Microsoft Windows NT or Windows 2000 operating systems. Multiple software utilities are also available to customers through the HP website and can be downloaded free of charge. System Requirements Your DLT VS 40/80 GB tape drive requires a wide, SCSI-2, Low Voltage Differential (LVD) or Single-Ended (SE) SCSI bus.
Introduction Data Compression The DLT VS 40/80 GB tape drive offers a formatted, native cartridge capacity of 40 GB (80 GB assuming a 2:1 compression ratio) and a sustained user data transfer rate of 3 MB/s (up to 6 MB/s with 2:1 compression). Note: Capacity may vary based upon actual stored data.
SCSI ID switch on the rear panel of the drive. WARNING: Risk of electric shock. Do not attempt to open this product. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Refer all service to an HP authorized service provider. Installation Overview 1. Unpack the drive and check for shipping damage.
External Tape Drive Installation Unpacking the Tape Drive Caution: If the room where you are unpacking the drive differs from the temperature at which the tape drive was shipped or stored by 30º F (15º C) or more, let the drive acclimate to the surrounding environment for at least 12 hours before opening the shipping carton.
External Tape Drive Installation Selecting an Installation Location Select an installation location that is flat, sturdy, level, and close to the host server. A desk or table top is most suitable. Regardless of the location you choose for the external DLT VS 40/80 GB tape drive, make sure the environment is free from dust and excessive temperature and humidity.
External Tape Drive Installation Setting the SCSI ID Each SCSI device attached to the server that is to be the host for the DLT VS 40/80 GB tape drive must have a unique SCSI ID. Check the SCSI IDs on all other devices attached to the selected SCSI bus, including the SCSI host adapter itself, on the selected server and select an unused SCSI ID for the tape drive.
External Tape Drive Installation Each time you press one of these buttons, the SCSI ID decreases or increases by one. Press the appropriate button until the desired SCSI ID appears on the switch display. SCSI ID 7 is reserved for the controller. The SCSI ID can be set up to 15, but a Note: SCSI ID above 6 is not recommended.
68-pin VHDCI HBA, which will accommodate most servers. If your HBA does not have a 68-pin VHDCI connector, you will need to purchase a separate cable. Refer to the Quick Specs at http://www.hp.com for cable option part numbers. Note: Your server may differ from the following illustrations;...
External Tape Drive Installation Figure 4: Connecting a single external drive 3. Attach the SCSI signal cable 1 to the SCSI connector 2 location on the rear panel of the DLT VS 40/80 GB tape drive and then to the external SCSI-2 port on the server.
External Tape Drive Installation Note: To daisy-chain, you must purchase additional cables. Refer to the Quick Specs at http://www.hp.com for cable option part numbers. Figure 5: Daisy-chaining several external drives To SCSI host adapter Terminator Note: Each tape drive in the daisy-chain must have a unique SCSI ID. See “Setting the SCSI ID”...
External Tape Drive Installation Terminating the Tape Drive If the DLT VS 40/80 GB tape drive is the only SCSI device – other than the SCSI host adapter – on the selected server, it must be terminated. Likewise, if the DLT VS 40/80 GB tape drive is the last device on the selected server SCSI bus, it must be terminated.
External Tape Drive Installation Verifying the Installation Every time the DLT VS 40/80 GB tape drive is powered on, it conducts a Power-On Self-Test (POST) to ensure that the drive is working properly and ready to use. While POST is in progress, watch the front panel LEDs to see the progress and results of the test.
Internal Tape Drive Installation The following items may be required for DLT VS 40/80 GB tape drive installation: ■ Torx T-15 screwdriver ■ Type 1A, Phillips screwdriver Installation Overview 1. Unpack the drive and check for shipping damage. 2. Select a server that is to be the host for the DLT VS 40/80 GB tape drive. 3.
Internal Tape Drive Installation 12. Secure the tape drive in the selected server. 13. Replace the server cover, attach power cables to all devices, power on the server and other devices. 14. Verify that the tape drive is working properly. Unpacking the Tape Drive If the room where you are unpacking the drive differs from the Caution:...
Internal Tape Drive Installation Setting the SCSI ID Each SCSI device attached to the server that is to be the host for the DLT VS 40/80 GB tape drive must have a unique SCSI ID. Check the SCSI IDs on all other devices attached to the selected SCSI bus, including the SCSI host adapter itself, on the selected server and select an unused SCSI ID for the tape drive.
Internal Tape Drive Installation Locate the SCSI ID jumpers on the rear panel of the drive as shown in Figure Figure 8 to select the desired SCSI ID. SCSI ID Jumper Block Figure 8: SCSI ID settings Note: SCSI ID 7 is reserved for the controller. The SCSI ID can be set up to 15, but a SCSI ID above 6 is not recommended.
Internal Tape Drive Installation Figure 9: Ribbon cable with terminator Installing the Internal Tape Drive Caution: Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage electronic components. Be sure you are properly grounded before beginning this procedure. See Appendix B, “Electrostatic Discharge,” for additional information. 1.
Internal Tape Drive Installation Note: Your server may differ from the following illustrations; refer to the documentation included with your server. SE LE EJ EC EN TE Figure 10: Installing an internal drive 3. Install an LVD/SE SCSI host adapter in the server that is to be the host for the drive, if necessary.
Internal Tape Drive Installation Figure 11: Connecting the power and signal cable Signal cable Power cable 8. Attach the other end of the SCSI ribbon cable to the SCSI host adapter. 9. Replace the cover on the server. 10. Plug in the AC power cords for any peripheral devices and power all of them on.
Internal Tape Drive Installation Verifying the Installation Every time the DLT VS 40/80 GB tape drive is powered on, it conducts a Power-On Self-Test (POST) to ensure that the drive is working properly and ready to use. While POST is in progress, watch the front panel LEDs to see the progress and results of the test.
Installing Software Drivers The following operating systems support the HP StorageWorks DLT VS 40/80 GB tape drive: ■ Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 ■ Microsoft Windows 2000 www.hp.com For an updated list of supported operating systems, refer to: Device Drivers Device drivers for Intel-based systems can be downloaded from the HP website: http://wwss1pro.compaq.com/support/TSSD2/default.asp.
Installing Software Drivers Installing Drivers on Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 Note: Before starting the driver installation, verify that your tape drive is properly connected. Windows NT 4.0 only allows you to install tape device drivers sequentially. If you have other tape devices installed without drivers, install those drivers before attempting the following procedure, or click Cancel to bypass each tape device.
Operating the DLT VS 40/80 Tape Drive This chapter describes: Front Panel Controls and Indicators ■ ■ Using Cartridges — Inserting a cartridge — Removing a cartridge — Write-Protecting a cartridge — Caring for cartridges — Using the cleaning cartridge DLT VS 40/80 GB Tape Drive Reference Guide...
Operating the DLT VS 40/80 Tape Drive Front Panel Controls and Indicators Every time the DLT VS 40/80 GB tape drive is powered on, it conducts a Power-On Self-Test (POST) to ensure that the drive is working properly and ready to use.
Operating the DLT VS 40/80 Tape Drive Table 2 describes the meaning of the front panel LEDs. Table 2: Indicator Activity Indicator State Operating Condition Drive error (amber) Blinking An unrecoverable drive error or a POST error has occurred. Call Technical Support.
Operating the DLT VS 40/80 Tape Drive Using Cartridges The DLT VS 40/80 GB tape drive uses only DLTtape™IV cartridges. The DLT VS 40/80 GB tape drive automatically unloads any other cartridge types and any cartridges whose format it cannot read. Make sure all cartridges that you want to use for writing are either unformatted or have been formatted with the DLT VS 40/80 GB tape drive before loading them.
Operating the DLT VS 40/80 Tape Drive Inserting a Cartridge To load a cartridge into the DLT VS 40/80 GB tape drive: 1. Insert the DLTtape IV cartridge into the cartridge slot after the drive completes POST. See Figure 2. Gently push the cartridge into the drive until it stops. Figure 13: Inserting a DLTtape IV cartridge DLT VS 40/80 GB Tape Drive Reference Guide...
Operating the DLT VS 40/80 Tape Drive Removing a Cartridge Caution: To avoid damage to the cartridge or the tape drive, remove the cartridge from the DLT VS 40/80 GB tape drive before turning off the drive. Leaving a cartridge in the drive when power is off can result in cartridge and drive damage and may cause data loss because the header/catalog data may not be properly written before the drive loses power.
Operating the DLT VS 40/80 Tape Drive Write-Protecting a Cartridge All DLTtape IV cartridges have a write-protect switch to prevent accidental erasure of data. Before loading the cartridge into the drive, position the write-protect switch on the front of the cartridge. By moving the switch to the left 1, the cartridge is write-protected.
Operating the DLT VS 40/80 Tape Drive ■ Store cartridges in a dust-free environment where the relative humidity is between 20% and 80% (noncondensing). For longer cartridge life, store the cartridge at 20% to 80% relative humidity. ■ Store cartridges in their storage cases. ■...
Do not use a DLT Cleaning Tape III, which is a cream color (p/n 199704-001 or C5142A). Use only HP-approved DLT 1/DLT VS Cleaning Cartridges (p/n 279839-B21 or C7998A). Use of any other type of cleaning cartridge can damage the tape drive read/write head.
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Troubleshooting and Upgrading the Firmware Troubleshooting Table 4 to locate drive problems and the suggested solutions. Table 4: Troubleshooting Symptom Problem Solution None of the drive’s The drive is not Check the drive’s power cable. LEDs illuminate. receiving power. If an external drive, check the power cable connections.
Troubleshooting and Upgrading the Firmware Table 4: Troubleshooting Symptom Problem Solution The host server does The drive SCSI ID 1. Change the drive’s SCSI not recognize your DLT might not be unique. ID. Shut down and turn off VS 40/80 GB tape the host server;...
Troubleshooting and Upgrading the Firmware Table 4: Troubleshooting Symptom Problem Solution The host server does The SCSI bus might be 1. If the DLT VS 40/80 GB not recognize your DLT improperly terminated. tape drive is the last or VS 40/80 GB tape only device on the SCSI drive.
Troubleshooting and Upgrading the Firmware Table 4: Troubleshooting Symptom Problem Solution There are fatal or The SCSI bus might be 1. If the DLT VS 40/80 GB non-fatal errors for improperly terminated. tape drive is the last or which you cannot find only device on the SCSI the cause.
Try a hardware eject, allowing sufficient time (up to ten minutes) for the command to execute. 5. If the tape is not successfully ejected using these steps, contact HP technical support. DLT VS 40/80 GB Tape Drive Reference Guide...
Troubleshooting and Upgrading the Firmware Upgrading the Firmware The HP Library and Tape Tool (LTT) is a tape management and diagnostic tool to help you install and support your HP storage product. In addition to the diagnostic and troubleshooting ability of LTT, it offers useful information about your products and provides automated firmware update checks from the Internet, with the ability to retrieve the latest firmware versions.
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Electrostatic Discharge To prevent damage to the system, be aware of the precautions you need to follow when setting up the system or handling parts. A discharge of static electricity from a finger or other conductor may damage system boards or other static-sensitive devices.
Electrostatic Discharge Grounding Methods There are several methods for grounding. Use one or more of the following methods when handling or installing electrostatic-sensitive parts: ■ Use a wrist strap connected by a ground cord to a grounded workstation or computer chassis. Wrist straps are flexible straps with a minimum of 1 megohm ±...
Specifications Dimensions and Weight Table 5: Dimensions and Weight Dimension Internal Drive External Drive Height 1.725 in (43.82 mm) with bezel 2.608 in (66.25 mm) 1.625 in (41.28 mm) without bezel Width 5.750 in (146.05 mm) behind bezel 8.352 in (212.15 mm) 5.834 in (148.19 mm) with bezel Length 8.509 in (216.13 mm) measured from...
Specifications Power Requirements Table 9: Power Requirements - Internal Drives Voltage Typical Maximum +5 V (+/-5%) bus* 1.6 A 1.9 A +12 V (+/-5%) bus* 0.65 A 3.5 A * Voltage is measured at the power bus connector pins. Table 10: Power Requirements - External Drive Voltage Maximum Power 100-240V VAC...
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