Scalar i40/i80

Scalar and Other Tape Libraries: Understanding Tape Drive Performance

 


Performance specifications for any tape drive define what a drive is capable of producing in perfect, ideal conditions. Unfortunately, conditions are almost never perfect or ideal in your average library installation. There are many variables that can affect performance, and as a result, troubleshooting these issues can be a complex and challenging task.

LTO Tape Drive Cleaning

LTO Tape Drive Cleaning

Over time all tape drives require cleaning via dedicated cleaning tapes. The average cleaning tape can be used up to 50 times before it is used up and considered “expired”. Once a cleaning tape is expired it is no longer viable and needs to be discarded. Cleaning tapes are considered consumable items that customers must provide in order to keep their tape drives functioning properly.

Extended Data Life Management (EDLM) Best Practices

Extended Data Life Management (EDLM) Best Practices

The EDLM feature allows customers to perform media scans to validate the integrity of the data written to the tape. These scans can be run on a proactive or reactive basis and scan policies can be defined to suite the customer’s needs.  Defining the EDLM scan policies properly to minimize the performance impact of your normal backup jobs is a very important process. Defining these policies can be complex as every customer has different backup requirements or media use cases. The purpose of this Best Practice article is to help define when and how EDLM scans should be performed to maximize the feature along with minimizing the impact to your backup requirements.

i40/i80 RAS Tickets & Repair Pages

The best resource for understanding and using the RAS Tickets & Repair Page features is the i40/i80 Users Guide. The i40/i80 Users Guide can be downloaded from the main Quantum website by going to Support> Downloads. Select the appropriate product category and name then go to the Documentation tab on the product page. The latest version of the Users Guide will be available to download. Listed below are the common RAS Tickets & Repair Page functions listed along with their Chapter and Page numbers. Reference these functions in the Users Guide to better understand how to configure and use the feature properly. The specific page numbers listed below assume that you are using the i7.2 version of the Users Guide.

 

i40/i80 Advanced Reporting

The best resource for understanding and using the Advanced Reporting features is the i40/i80 Users Guide. The i40/i80 Users Guide can be downloaded from the main Quantum website by going to Support> Downloads. Select the appropriate product category and name then go to the Documentation tab on the product page. The latest version of the Users Guide will be available to download. Listed below are the common Advanced Reporting functions listed along with their Chapter and Page numbers. Reference these functions in the Users Guide to better understand how to configure and use the feature properly. The specific page numbers listed below assume that you are using the i7.2 version of the Users Guide.

 

i40/i80 Encryption Key Management

The best resource for understanding and using the Encryption Key Management features is the i40/i80 Users Guide. The i40/i80 Users Guide can be downloaded from the main Quantum website by going to Support> Downloads. Select the appropriate product category and name then go to the Documentation tab on the product page. The latest version of the Users Guide will be available to download. Listed below are the common Encryption Key Management functions listed along with their Chapter and Page numbers. Reference these functions in the Users Guide to better understand how to configure and use the feature properly. The specific page numbers listed below assume that you are using the i7.2 version of the Users Guide.

 

i40/i80 Drive Firmware Auto level

The best resource for understanding and using the Drive Firmware Auto level features is the i40/i80 Users Guide. The i40/i80 Users Guide can be downloaded from the main Quantum website by going to Support> Downloads. Select the appropriate product category and name then go to the Documentation tab on the product page. The latest version of the Users Guide will be available to download. Listed below are the common Drive Firmware Auto level functions listed along with their Chapter and Page numbers. Reference these functions in the Users Guide to better understand how to configure and use the feature properly. The specific page numbers listed below assume that you are using the i7.2 version of the Users Guide.

 

i40/i80 Drive Cleaning

The best resource for understanding and using the Drive Cleaning features is the i40/i80 Users Guide. The i40/i80 Users Guide can be downloaded from the main Quantum website by going to Support> Downloads. Select the appropriate product category and name then go to the Documentation tab on the product page. The latest version of the Users Guide will be available to download. Listed below are the common Drive Cleaning functions listed along with their Chapter and Page numbers. Reference these functions in the Users Guide to better understand how to configure and use the feature properly. The specific page numbers listed below assume that you are using the i7.2 version of the Users Guide.

 

i40/i80 Control Path & Data Path

The best resource for understanding and using the Control Path & Data Path features is the i40/i80 Users Guide. The i40/i80 Users Guide can be downloaded from the main Quantum website by going to Support> Downloads. Select the appropriate product category and name then go to the Documentation tab on the product page. The latest version of the Users Guide will be available to download. Listed below are the common Control Path & Data Path functions listed along with their Chapter and Page numbers. Reference these functions in the Users Guide to better understand how to configure and use the feature properly. The specific page numbers listed below assume that you are using the i7.2 version of the Users Guide.

 

Scalar i40 & Scalar i80: How can I find the product serial number?


Scalar i40/i80: How can I find the product serial number?

Question: How can I find the Scalar i40/i80 product serial number?

Answer: There are two distinct ways to find the Scalar i40/i80 product serial number:

You will need to locate the product serial number if you want to add a licensed feature.

Physical Location