Scalar i2000/i6000

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.

i6000 RAS Tickets & Repair Pages

The best resource for understanding and using the RAS Tickets & Repair Page features is the i6000 Users Guide. The i6000 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 i12.3 version of the Users Guide.

 

i6000 Encryption Key Management

The best resource for understanding and using the Encryption Key Management features is the i6000 Users Guide. The i6000 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 i12.3 version of the Users Guide.

 

i6000 Additional Partition Features

The best resource for understanding and using the Additional Partition features is the i6000 Users Guide. The i6000 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 Additional Partition Feature 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 i12.3 version of the Users Guide.

 

i6000 Drive Cleaning

The best resource for understanding and using the Drive Cleaning feature is the i6000 Users Guide. The i6000 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 i12.3 version of the Users Guide.

 

i6000 FC Device Access/Presentation

The best resource for understanding and using the FC Device Access/Presentation feature is the i6000 Users Guide. The i6000 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 FC Device Access/Presentation 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 i12.3 version of the Users Guide.

 

i6000 Control Path & Data Path

The best resource for understanding and using the Control Path & Data Path feature is the i6000 Users Guide. The i6000 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 i12.3 version of the Users Guide.

 

i6000 EDLM

The best resource for understanding and using the EDLM feature is the i6000 Users Guide. The i6000 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 EDLM 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 i12.3 version of the Users Guide.

 

Scalar i2000 Library: How can I find the Product Serial Number?


How do I find the Product Serial Number for a Scalar i2000 Library?

For a Scalar i2000 Library, you can find the serial number in two distinct locations:

Physical Location

You can find the serial number inside the back of the library on the left wall, in the format S/N 123456789 (for example: 203100323).

Remote Location

Use this procedure to find the serial number from the GUI on a Scalar i2000 library.