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Notice: StorageWorks Enterprise Storage Libraries (ESL)-e Series Library Firmware v4.10 Release

SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - CUSTOMER NOTICE

Document ID: c00580054

Version: 1

Notice: StorageWorks Enterprise Storage Libraries (ESL)-e Series Library Firmware v4.10 Release
NOTICE: The information in this document, including products and software versions, is current as of the Release Date. This document is subject to change without notice.

Release Date: 2005-12-12

Last Updated: 2005-12-12


DESCRIPTION

To enhance functionality, reliability and performance the StorageWorks ESL-e library firmware is updating to v4.10.

ESL-e Series library firmware v4.10 must be used with the following component firmware versions:

  • Interface Manager: I160 or later

  • Command View for Tape Libraries: 1.6.00 or later

  • Interface Controller 5.6.78 or later

  • LTO Ultrium 960 (recommended and if present): L26W or later

Release Highlights

  • Introduced SCSI-over-IP (SIPP) functionality for SIPP modified libraries

  • Replaced the ‘Cancel’ option on the Setup page with ‘4’ to perform temp password recovery

  • Added 3 new tests to the Diag menu: ‘Read Cabinet Serial Number’, ‘Read Cabinet IEEE ID’, and ‘Read Cabinet Type’

  • Allow drive selection to increment up to ‘44’ to support CLM configurations

  • Health Status message of "online,ok" changed to ‘good’

  • Resetting factory defaults now sets the library to DHCP ‘enabled’

  • The library will remember the source location of media in a drive after a reboot

  • Warning event added for smart media that is expected to go bad in a cabinet controller

  • Warning event logged when a library reboot is requested

  • LTO3 media tracked and not allowed to be moved into LTO2 drives

  • Added ability to set temp password by opening a service call

  • Drive cluster numbering now ‘0’ based when viewing through OCP

  • Cluster Controller FPGA upgrades now supported through the command line

  • Created watchdog process for ted/lms

  • Resolves issue where the crosslink mechanism could cause the secondary frame robot to stop communicating

  • Resolves issue with crosslink secondary frame constantly rebooting

  • Resolved - Date and time setting always reporting GMT

  • Resolved – Crosslink mechanism (CLM) with tape not inventorying after an open/close door operation

  • Resolved - Unable to Identify IP address on OCP

  • Resolved – Crosslink primary frame stays ‘Going Online’ after inventory

  • Resolved - restoring to factory settings causes crosslink secondary frame to become unresponsive

  • Added collectrcstate script for field queue timeout issue

  • Added Smart Sensor monitoring

  • Resolved - Invalid crosslink secondary frame IP address - vendor-class-identifier=HP

  • Added - SCSI firmware upgrade and log sense for events when not online

  • Changed priority reboot event from ‘info’ to ‘warn’

  • Resolved - Crosslink secondary frame robot does not always connect to crosslink primary frame

  • Resolved - Load port lock/unlock does not work

DETAILS

Products affected by this release:
AA934A HP StorageWorks ESL Extended 712e (LTO)
AA935A HP StorageWorks ESL Extended 630e (SDLT)
AA939A HP StorageWorks ESL Extended 322e (LTO)
AA940A HP StorageWorks ESL Extended 286e (SDLT)
AA934B HP StorageWorks ESL Extended 712e (LTO) w/ removable magazines
AA935B HP StorageWorks ESL Extended 630e (SDLT) w/ removable magazines
AA939B HP StorageWorks ESL Extended 322e (LTO) w/ removable magazines
AA940B HP StorageWorks ESL Extended 286e (SDLT) w/ removable magazines

Please check http://www.hp.com/support/esle for the latest firmware upgrades for your products.

The firmware files can be downloaded using the Library and Tape Tools diagnostic: http://www.hp.com/support/tapetools or with Command View TL at: http://www.hp.com/support/cvtl .

NOTE: Once download has started do NOT power off the library or software performing the firmware upgrade until the firmware download is complete otherwise the library could be left in a non-usable state.
NOTE: This firmware must be used in conjunction with:
  • Interface Controller firmware 5.6.78

  • Interface Manager firmware version I160

  • Command View (CVTL) management software version 1.6.00

  • LTO3 Ultrium 960 drive (recommended and if present) version L26W

NOTE: The recommended order of upgrading code for all the components in an EML Series Library is:
  1. Command View Tape Library

  2. Interface Manager

  3. Interface Controllers

  4. Library

  5. Drives


Hardware Platforms Affected: AA934A(HP StorageWorks ESL 712e 712 Slot Ultrium Library: Standard HP Product), AA934B(HP StorageWorks ESL712e Ultrium Enterprise Library: Standard HP Product), AA935A(HP StorageWorks ESL 630e 630 Slot SDLT Library: Standard HP Product), AA935B(HP StorageWorks ESL630e SDLT Enterprise Library: Standard HP Product), AA939A(HP StorageWorks ESL 322e 322 Slot Ultrium Library: Standard HP Product), AA939B(HP StorageWorks ESL322e Ultrium Enterprise Library: Standard HP Product), AA940A(HP StorageWorks ESL 286e 286 Slot SDLT Library: Standard HP Product), AA940B(HP StorageWorks ESL286e SDLT Enterprise Library: Standard HP Product)
Components Affected: Not Applicable
Operating Systems Affected: Not Applicable
Software Affected: Not Applicable
Third Party Products Affected: Not Applicable
Support Communication Cross Reference ID: IA00580054
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