HP Surestore Tape Library Models 20/700 and 10/180 LTO Tape Drive Installation Instruction Note: These instructions apply to both the LTO-LVD (A6322A) and the LTO-HVD (A6323A) drives. CAUTION: Remote resolution must be attempted for servicing, adjustment, maintenance, or repairs prior to authorization of on-site service. Note to Customer Engineer: This installation may add new technology to the library that older user’s guides do not address.
Tape Library Attachment Perform these procedures to install a LTO drive into the tape library: Install the drive(s) in the library. Attach the Y-cable between the drive and the library bulkhead. Attach the interface cable to the drive. Power-on the drive. Configure the LTO drive.
Library Drive Attachment Tape drives are shipped individually. Due to the size differences of the LTO, DLT and 9840 drives, there are a variety of ways of installing the drives. Typically, drive installation moves from the bottom slot and up. Refer to figure 1 and the explanation below for the configuration rules for installing drives.
Figure 1. Tape Drive Installation Guidelines 101397...
Installing the LTO Drives Use the following procedure to unpack and install the drives. LTO tape drives are shipped with the following, non-selectable configurations: • Low voltage differential or high voltage differential operation Note: Refer to Figure 2 and make sure that the labels on the drive match the drive type and operation required.
Note: Refer to Figure 3 for the following procedure. 1. Open the drive access section of the 20/700 tape library (at the right side, as viewed from the front of the library) by lifting up on the two latches. Turn the latches counterclockwise and open the side door.
Figure 3. Tape DrivesÑRear View 101397...
Installing the LTO Cable Connectors The following procedures describe how to install the tape channel connectors for the tape drives. Standard Drive Column 0 Connectors Note: Drive Column 0 is the standard drive column included in all libraries. It is the column that contains the calibration label at the bottom.
Figure 4. Tape Drive Cable Connectors 4. Insert the two 68-pin, Y-cable connectors into the bulkhead slots adjacent to the drive (make sure that the jack is at the bottom). Note: It is easier to insert the connector if you tilt it away from the bulkhead. 5.
7. Repeat Steps 5 and 6 for the second Y-cable connector. 8. Insert the single connector end into the LTO drive. 9. Repeat Steps 1 through 8 for all drives in Column 0. 10. Close the rear door(s). Optional Drive Column 1 Connectors Note: This section applies to the 20/700 tape library only.
Installing the Host Interface Cables Note: Term Power is not supplied by the LTO tape drive; it must be supplied by the Host Bus Adapter card. To Install SCSI Cables: On the 20/700 tape library, go to the right front door; on the 10/180 tape library, go to the rear doors.
3. Route the cable for the first drive through the cutout in the library floor. Note: Use the figure to the right for an example. Although the figure shows Column 1 locations, the locations for Column 0 are very similar. CAUTION: Connector damage.
Applying Power to the Drive To apply power to the LTO tape drive, follow these steps: 1. When you are finished installing all drives, place the LTO drive power switch to the on (|) position for each drive. 2. Set the library power switch to the ON position. 3.
3. Provide the operator with training on the LTO drive. 4. Provide training on how to place a service call. Copyright ©2001 101397 Hewlett-Packard Company/ REV B Storage Technology Corp EC 111770 Edition 11/2001...