HP Surestore Tape Library 20/700 and 10/180 A5599A DLT Tape Drive Installation Instruction (for HP field service use only) NOTE: If you are intermixing DLT7000 and DLT8000 tape drives in your library, ensure that your backup application is configured appropriately. The DLT7000 drive is not forward read-capable and may overwrite a tape written by a DLT8000 drive.
Installation Notes • Confirm with the customer System Administrator that the tape library can be powered off. • Observe proper power off and power on procedures, as described in the Installation or Service Manuals. • HP has the drive factory set the drive to differential operation. •...
Tape Library Attachment Perform these procedures to install a DLT8000 drive in an 20/700 library: Remove shipping restraint Install drive(s) in library Attach Y-cable between the drive and library bulkhead Attach interface cable to drive Power-on drive Configure DLT drive Attach SCSI Terminator Attach interface cable to host Tools Required...
Library Drive Attachment Tape drives are shipped individually. Due to the size differences of the 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. The first callout in Figure 1 shows that the uppermost drive slot in the drive column can only be a DLT drive.
Figure 1. Tape Drive Installation Guidelines Tape Drive Installation Guidelines (H_53393) 1. DLT drive only in this position 2. Two 9840 drives (shown) or three DLT drives 3. Three DLT drives (shown) or two 9840 drives 4. Mixed 9840 and DLT drives (shown), three DLT drives, or two 9840 drives NOTE:This graphic depicts the size relationship between DLT and 9840 drives ONLY.
Installing DLT Drives For DLT drives, follow the procedure below to unpack and install the drives. DLT tape drives are shipped with the following, non-selectable configurations: • DLT8000 (manufacturer’s model number) • Differential operation 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. CAUTION: DLT equipment damage: Do not move the load latch of a tape drive by hand until told to do so in later instructions. 1. Open the drive access section of the library (at the right side, as viewed from the front of the library) by lifting up on the two latches.
Figure 3. Terminating Power Jumper DLT Drive Terminating Power Jumper—DLT Drive (H_65116) 1. DLT drive 2. Load latch 3. TERMPWR jumper (enabled) 6. Look inside the drive column area and determine the slot you wish to use for each drive. Following the lifting procedures described in Chapter 2 “Safety and ESD”, of the Instal- lation Manual firmly grasp the drive at the rear with one hand and place the other hand under the drive mounting plate.
Figure 4. Tape Drives Rear View Tape Drives—Rear View (H_65124) 1. DLT power switch 2. Thumbscrews 3. 9840 power switch 62114...
Installing DLT 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. Also, some of the following steps may require two people.
Optional Drive Column 1 Connectors NOTE:This section applies to the 20/700 tape library only. Open the small access door (located on the frame member between the two drive columns) for the column 1 drive connectors by turning the five snap rings counterclockwise. 2.
Installing the Host Interface Cables NOTE:Term Power is not supplied by the DLT; it must be supplied by the Host Bus Adapter card. To install SCSI cables: The DLT connects to a SCSI bus and supports only the differential alternative. All host systems should have either the SCSI ports labeled or the international symbols displayed to indicate the electrical configuration for that port.
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.
SCSI Drive Connections For SCSI operation, make sure that you comply with the length restrictions for your channel type. It is very important to label each drive with its host address. It is also important to label the cables. These labels provide reliable identification for any future maintenance on the drives.
Turning the System Over to the Customer After the DLT drive has been installed and all testing has been completed, it is time to turn the system over to the customer. Follow these steps: 1. Place the drive online (see Chapter 4 of the Installation Manual). 2.
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