HP StorageWorks Ultrium 230 User's And Service Manual

HP StorageWorks Ultrium 230 User's And Service Manual

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1/8 Tape Autoloader User and Service
Ultrium 230, Ultrium 232, Ultrium 448, Ultrium 460,
Ultrium 960, DLT VS80, SDLT 320
Part number: AF202-96003
Third edition: August 2005


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  • Page 1 HP StorageWorks 1/8 Tape Autoloader User and Service Guide Ultrium 230, Ultrium 232, Ultrium 448, Ultrium 460, Ultrium 960, DLT VS80, SDLT 320 Part number: AF202-96003 Third edition: August 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

    HP-authorized reseller ........
  • Page 4 Using HP Library & Tape Tools to diagnose problems ....... .
  • Page 5 B Regulatory compliance notices ........73 Regulatory compliance identification numbers .
  • Page 7: About This Guide

    • Ideas and ways to use your new HP StorageWorks 1/8 Autoloader • Other exciting HP products • News on emerging technologies HP technical support Telephone numbers for worldwide technical support are listed on the HP support web site: http://www.hp.com/support/. Collect the following information before calling: •...
  • Page 8: Hp-Authorized Reseller

    • 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 9: Installing The Autoloader

    This design houses up to eight cartridges in a compact 2U form factor. The HP StorageWorks 1/8 Ultrium 960, Ultrium 448 and Ultrium 232 Tape Autoloader models and the DLT VS80 Tape Autoloader model occupy one SCSI target address and use dual LUNs for the tape drive and autoloader robotic (see also ”SCSI host bus adapters...
  • Page 10: Maximum Storage Capacity And Data Transfer Rate

    Maximum storage capacity and data transfer rate Maximum storage capacity and maximum data transfer rates for each 1/8 Tape Autoloader model are as follows: 1/8 Ultrium Tape Autoloaders Table 2 Ultrium 230 Tape Autoloader specifications Characteristic Specification Maximum storage capacity, Native: 800 GB (8 x 100 GB) 8 data cartridges Compressed: 1.6 TB (2:1 compression)
  • Page 11: 1/8 Dlt And Sdlt Tape Autoloaders

    SE SCSI bus, or if there are SE devices attached to the same SCSI bus, the autoloader’s performance is limited to the maximum data transfer speed and maximum cable lengths of the SE bus. For these reasons, HP strongly recommends that you do not use a SE SCSI bus with the 1/8 Tape Autoloader.
  • Page 12 68-pin to 50-pin adapter that terminates the unused 18 pins (NOT included with the autoloader). These adapters are sometimes labeled high-byte termination. NOTE: HP does not recommend connecting any of the Ultrium or SDLT 320 Tape Autoloaders to a 50-pin adapter as this will degrade performance. Installing the autoloader...
  • Page 13: Autoloader Product Overview

    Autoloader product overview Figure 1 Front panel overview Number Description Power switch Mailslot Front panel LEDs Front panel LCD screen Control keys Rear panel overview Figure 2 Number Description 68-pin HD SCSI connectors Fan vent Power connector 1/8 Tape Autoloader User and Service Guide...
  • Page 14: Choosing A Location

    Choosing a location Choose a location that meets the following criteria: Table 9 Location criteria Criteria Definition Standalone requirements Select a location that is flat, sturdy, level, and close to a host server. Do not place the autoloader on the floor or other carpeted surfaces.
  • Page 15: Unpacking The Autoloader

    Unpacking the autoloader Before you begin, clear a work surface to unpack the autoloader. Select an open 2U computer rack location or choose a desktop location near the host server. CAUTION: If the temperature in the room where the autoloader will be installed varies by 30 degrees F (15 degrees C) from the room where the autoloader was stored, allow the autoloader to acclimate to the surrounding environment for at least 12 hours before opening the shipping container.
  • Page 16: Identifying Product Components

    • Documentation kit • Documentation CD • Installation Poster • HP OpenView Storage Data Protector Installation Instructions • HP Worldwide Warranty • HP Safety Guide Rack mount kit (optional) If you purchased the optional rack mount kit, verify that you have received the following...
  • Page 17: Installing The Autoloader Into A Rack (Optional)

    Installing the autoloader into a rack (optional) The autoloader fits all standard 19-inch racks, taking up 2U of space. To install the autoloader into a rack, install the mounting brackets on both sides of the autoloader and the rails in the selected rack location.
  • Page 18: Scsi Host Bus Adapters (Hbas)

    SCSI host adapter for detailed instructions. NOTE: The host bus adapter used with the HP StorageWorks 1/8 Ultrium 460, Ultrium 960, Ultrium 448 and Ultrium 232 Tape Autoloaders should be SCSI-3 LVDS. To ensure optimum performance we recommend an Ultra320 HBA for the Ultrium 960 Tape Autoloader and an Ultra160 or higher HBA for the Ultrium 232, 448 and 460 Tape Autoloaders.
  • Page 19: Lun Scanning

    3) an unapproved power cord could fracture resulting in the internal contacts being exposed, which potentially could subject the user to a shock hazard. HP disclaims all liability in the event a non-HP approved power cord is used.
  • Page 20 NOTE: The host bus adapter should be LVDS. A SE SCSI host bus adapter will work, but will severely degrade performance. If there are any SE devices on the same SCSI bus, the entire SCSI bus will negotiate down to SE speed and severely degrade performance. Never attach the Ultrium 960 Tape Autoloader to a SE SCSI bus.

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