Dell™ PowerVault™ 124T DLT VS160 Autoloader User’s Guide

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Remote Management Unit: Dell™ PowerVault™ 124T DLT VS160 Autoloader User’s Guide

 Remote Management Unit Overview

 Configuration Page

 Firmware Page

 Error Log and Diagnostics Page

 Library Operations Page


Remote Management Unit Overview

Your Dell PowerVault 124T DLT VS160 autoloader includes an Ethernet interface that allows remote administration. The interface, called the Remote Management Unit (RMU), includes a Web server that provides a Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)-based graphic user interface (GUI) for ease of use.

The RMU performs many of the same functions as the front panel interface. These functions include moving tapes, system operations options, networking options, security options, running diagnostic tests, and performing system updates.

NOTE: Only use the Diagnostics commands when the autoloader is known to be idle and unavailable to host backup/restore applications. If a Diagnostic command is issued during a drive or autoloader operation, the unit will respond that it is busy. However, if a Diagnostic command is issued and then a backup or restore job runs, that job may fail.
NOTE: To log out of the system, you must close your browser.

Default Username and Password

The default username for the Remote Management Unit is admin. The default password is password.

The username and password are case sensitive and should be entered in all lower case letters. The default username and password are valid if no usernames have been configured.

Opening the Remote Management Unit

The Remote Management Unit has an HTML interface, which means you use a browser to open it. The following Web browsers are supported:

  • For Microsoft® Windows® — Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or later
  • For Microsoft Windows 2003 — Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later (with latest security patches)
  • For Redhat® 2.1 — Mozilla™ 1.4.2
  • Firefox™ 1.0

If security is enabled, you need an operator password to access the Library Operations page, and you need an administrator password to access the Configuration, Error Logs and Diagnostics, and Firmware pages.

When using the RMU with Microsoft Internet Explorer, be sure to enable the Allow META REFRESH option. On version 6.0 of Internet Explorer, this feature is controlled through the Tools>Internet Options menu selection, under the Security tab.

Use of all Remote Management Unit web pages features requires Java Script to be enabled in the user’s web browser.

To open the Remote Management Unit:

  1. From your computer, open your Web browser.
  2. In the browser’s address field, enter the IP address for your autoloader (see “Viewing Ethernet Status“).The Home page appears in your browser window.

Viewing Status Information

Remote Management Unit (RMU) Web Interface Status Pane
  1. System Status – provides model and serial number (S/N) of both the autoloader and the drive. This section also contains the Dell Service Tag number. You will need this number if you call for technical support.
  2. Autoloader – provides status specific to the automation device. Refer to Front Panel Administration for information regarding magazine configuration. Refer to Installation Overview for information regarding enabling or disabling the Barcode Scanner.
  3. Drive – provides status information specific to the drive. Refer to Installation Overview for information on how to change the SCSI ID. Refer to TapeAlert Logs for information regarding drive Tape Alert flags.
  4. Administration Lock – provides status regarding RMU security settings. Refer to Client Overlap Control for information on how to configure the Administration Lock.
  5. Host Backup Software Lock – provides status regarding Independent Software Vendor (ISV) autoloader and drive lock settings. These settings must typically be changed from within the host backup software application. Refer to your Backup Software Help or User Guide for steps on how to change autoloader and drive lock settings.
  6. Operator Control Panel – provides an “OCP mirror,” showing text currently displayed on the operator control panel.

Status information appears on the right-hand side of the Home page and every page of the Remote Management Unit except for the Firmware page. The status information is updated automatically every 60 seconds. Changes to the status appear in the status window update, but may take approximately 60 seconds to refresh. You can also click Refresh Status to get an immediate update of the system.

The menu headings also appear at the top of every page. To access the functionality under the menu heading, click the specific menu heading. The first time that you connect, the Remote Management Unit prompts you for your username and password, then displays the opening page for that menu. Depending on your screen resolution settings you may have to scroll to view all of the status information.

Time Display

The time displayed is either regular time or power-on time. Regular time is Month/Date/Year time, such as Nov/21/2004 19:28. Power-on time is Power On Cycles (POC)/Power On Hours (POH), such as POC:00121, POH:00002:07:45.

  • POC (5-digit number) is the number of times the system has booted since it was manufactured.
  • POH is the number of hours, minutes, and seconds that the system has been on since the current boot occurred.

Feedback on Pages

If there is feedback from the system when you submit a request, the feedback appears beneath the submit button. In some cases, you may have to scroll to see the feedback information.


Configuration Page

The Configuration page includes a submenu on the left-hand side of the page. You can set the System Operations, Networking, and Security options from this page.

System Operations Options

The options listed under System Operations include SCSI ID, Compression, Barcode Reader, Cleaning Tape, Magazines, and System Time.

SCSI ID

You can change the drive’s SCSI ID from the Remote Management Unit. To change the SCSI ID:

  1. From any page, click the Configuration heading. The Configuration screen displays.
  2. Under System Operations, select SCSI ID.
  3. Click the drop-down box to select a number to assign for the new SCSI ID.
  4. Click submit.
    NOTE: You must perform an autoloader reset or use the front panel to power cycle your machine before the new SCSI ID takes effect.
Compression

For the Dell PowerVault 124T DLT VS160 autoloader, data compression is drive-dependent. The front panel and the Remote Management Unit will display whether or not compression is enabled.

Compressing the data means that the drive can write more data to the same amount of tape.

NOTE: Compression cannot be changed from the front panel or the Remote Management Unit of the autoloader. If the data that you are writing to the tape is already compressed, the compression option will expand the data rather than compress it.

To view the compression setting:

From any page, click the Configuration heading. The Configuration screen displays. Under the Compression heading, the current compression setting is displayed as Compression Enabled or Compression Disabled.

Bar Code Reader

The bar code reader can be enabled or disabled. Disabling the bar code reader prevents the reader from attempting to read label information. If non-bar code labels or no labels are being used, disabling the bar code reader will reduce initialization time at startup or system reset.

Either a power cycle (through the front panel button) or an autoloader reset (through the Autoloader Reset command found on the Error Logs and Diagnostics page) is required for the setting change to take effect.

SCSI Barcode Length sets the maximum number of barcode characters that will be returned in the SCSI Read Element Data. The display of barcode information on the Web interface and Operator Control Panel (OCP) are unaffected by this setting.

Setting the SCSI Barcode Length to 0 disables truncation of the barcode and the full barcode will be returned in the SCSI Read Element Data.

This setting is particularly useful if you have a pool of media previously catalogued by another device that has a limitation on the number of barcode characters that can be read (typically 6 or 9). Adjusting the PV124T setting to match the previous hardware prevents the user from having to re-catalog all barcode labeled media previously used in the other device.

The autoloader does not need to be reset when changing the Barcode Length.

To change the Barcode Reader settings:

  1. From any page, click the Configuration heading.  The Configuration Screen displays.
  1. Under the Barcode Reader section, select the desired Enable/Disable option and Barcode Length setting and click Submit.
  1. If the Enable/Disable option is changed, the message This will require a power cycle and host backup software configuration change will be displayed.
  1. Select OK. The front panel and Web interface will display Please Power Cycle. 
  1. Either a power cycle (through the front panel button) or an autoloader reset (through the Autoloader Reset command found on the Error Logs and Diagnostics page of the Web interface) is required for the change to take effect.
Cleaning Tape

To enable or disable the Auto Clean function, you must also designate a full slot for the cleaning tape cartridge. If a slot has not been designated, the box displays None. To designate the cleaning tape slot:

  1. Load a cleaning tape into an empty slot using the Library Operations page.
  2. Enable or disable Auto Clean by selecting the check box. If autoclean is enabled, the cleaning cartridge will automatically be moved from the assigned cleaning slot to the drive if the drive indicates cleaning is required.
    NOTE: If Auto Clean is disabled, the cleaning tape will automatically be ejected through the media door. Cleaning is handled by the backup package you have installed instead.

To set Auto Clean:

  1. From any page, click the Configuration heading. The Configuration screen displays.
  2. Scroll to Cleaning Tape.If a check mark appears in the box next to Auto Clean, the option is enabled. To disable Auto Clean, click the box to remove the check mark. If no check mark appears in the box next to Auto Clean, the option is disabled. To enable Auto Clean, click the box to enter a check mark.
  3. In the Cleaning Tape Location field, select the appropriate slot location where you installed the cleaning tape. If Auto Clean is disabled, cleaning is handled by the backup package you have installed instead.
  4. Click submit.
Setting the Magazines

This setting is used to report the number of storage elements and the element address to the SCSI host. This setting must match the physical configuration in order for correct information to be reported. This setting only affects the information reported to the SCSI host. This setting does not affect the access to magazine slots from the front panel or the Remote Management Unit. Those interfaces are based on the physical configuration.

NOTE: The default setting of ‘Left’ must be reconfigured if the optional right magazine is installed. Host backup software may also require reconfiguration if the loader was originally installed with only the default left magazine enabled.

When configured for Both magazines, the autoloader always reports 16 storage elements to the SCSI host. This allows the removal and reinstallation of magazines without affecting what is reported to the host. When configured for Left or Right, the autoloader will always report 8 storage elements to the SCSI host.

The element addresses vary depending on which magazine is configured. If Left or Right is selected, and both magazines are physically installed, the front panel and the Remote Management Unit allow the user access to the other magazine, but the SCSI host will not have access.

To set the Magazines option:

  1. From any page, click the Configuration heading. The Configuration screen displays.
  2. Scroll to Magazines. The Magazines options display.A radio button appears after the currently enabled mode.
  3. Do one of the following: 
    • To leave the Magazines mode unchanged, press Esc.
    • To change the Magazines configuration, scroll to the setting you want for the autoloader, selecting the appropriate check box, and then click submit. These settings include Both, Right, and Left.The message This will require a power cycle and host backup software configuration change. Enter To Continue is displayed.
    • To continue with the change, press submit. The message Please Power cycle the tape autoloader and reconfigure the host backup software app. displays.
Setting the System Time

The system time is displayed by the Remote Management Unit and it is used internally for logging events and errors (see “Setting the Time“).

The autoloader must be reset after each power up. The time can be reset automatically if a time server is configured (see “Setting Network Options“). Otherwise, the time must be set manually from the front panel or through the Remote Management Unit. The time zone setting is not lost when powered off.

NOTE: Whether the autoloader is connected to a time server or not, if you want to include time changes for daylight savings time, you must change the time zone manually.

To set the system time:

  1. Using the first drop-down list next to Time Zone, select the number of hours difference between your local time and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
    NOTE: For example, if you live in Colorado, the time difference is –6 hours in the summer and –7 hours in the winter.
  2. Below the Time Zone field, select the current Month from the drop-down list.
  3. In the Day field, type the current day of the month.
  4. In the Year field, type the current year.
  5. In the Hour text box, type the current hour in 24-hour format.
  6. In the Minute text box, type the current minute.
  7. Click submit to save the information.

Setting Network Options

When you originally installed the autoloader, you set the Ethernet configurations through the front LCD panel. However, you can modify them through the Remote Management Unit. The options include Current Network Parameters, Set IP, and Set Network Configuration. To change the Ethernet configurations:

To view the Current Network Parameters:

  1. From any page, click the Configuration heading. The Configuration screen displays.
  2. From the Configuration menu, click Networking.The Current Network Parameters area displays the current IP address, MAC address, and the speed setting for the Ethernet connection.

In the Set IP section, if a check mark appears in the box next to DHCP, the dynamic IP address option is enabled. This means that with every reset of the system, the IP address may change depending on the network administrator’s settings.

To Set IP address:

  1. Clear the check box to remove the check mark from the DHCP field, if applicable.
  2. In the IP address fields, type the static IP address using the <Tab> key to move from box to box.
  3. If no check mark appears in the box next to DHCP, the static IP address option is enabled. To change a static IP address, type in the new address in the IP address fields using the <Tab> key to move from box to box.
  4. To change the IP address from a static address to a dynamic address, click the box next to DHCP.

To Set Network Configuration:

  1. To change the values of the subnet mask, gateway, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) server, or the time server, type in the new address, using the <Tab> key to move from box to box.
  2. Click submit.

Setting Front Panel Security Options

When you enable the security option, users must enter a password to access the autoloader’s front panel functionality. A password allows either administrator-level access or operator-level access (see “Setting Security“). Up to two Admin and two Operator passwords may be set. To set security:

  1. From any page, click the Configuration heading. The Configuration screen displays.
  2. On the left-hand side of the screen, click Security. The System Security section of the screen displays.
  3. To enable front panel security, select the check box next to Front Panel Security Enabled.If the check box is blank, the security option for the front LCD panel is not enabled.
  4. Click submit.

To reset the front panel password:

  1. From any page, click the Configuration heading. The Configuration screen displays.
  2. On the left-hand side of the screen, click Security.
  3. Select the check box next to Reset Front Panel Password. A check mark appears.
  4. Click submit.

To set User Administration:

  1. From any page, click the Configuration heading. The Configuration screen displays.
  2. On the left-hand side of the screen, click Security.
  3. From the drop-down list next to Select User Type, select Operator 1, Operator 2, Administrator 1 or Administrator 2.
  4. In the Username field, enter a user name.
  5. In the Password field, enter the new password.
  6. In the Verify Password field, re-enter the same new password.
  7. Click submit.
    NOTE: To view the list of currently defined users, click submit with Select User Type chosen.

To set the Client Authorization Control:

  1. From any page, click the Configuration heading. The Configuration screen displays.
  2. On the left-hand side of the screen, click Security.Scroll to Client Authorization Control. In this section is a list of the IP addresses that are authorized to perform with the Remote Management Unit for this specific autoloader. There are two sets of IP address boxes. You can individually enable/disable and configure each set.
    • If enabled, each set can be used to specify either a range of IP addresses or a pair of specific IP addresses that are allowed to administer this unit. A set can also be used to specify a single IP address if the desired IP address is entered into both the “a” and “b” portions of the set. When a set is used to specify a range of IP addresses, the “b” portion of each address set must be greater than or equal to the “a” portion of that address set.
    • If neither set is enabled, any IP client can administer the unit. If a single set is enabled, only clients that pass the test specified by that set are allowed administrator access. If both sets are enabled, any client that passes either of the two filter tests can administer the unit.

    The Web server always allows any client to view the status information of the unit, regardless of the authorized client list or the overlap control policy.

  3. Use the drop-down box to select Enable or Disabled.
  4. Type the IP addresses in the appropriate boxes.
  5. Click submit to save.
NOTE: By entering an improper range of IP addresses, a user can possibly lock out all IP clients from administering the autoloader. If this occurs, the user can restore the default values by running Restore Default from the front panel Configuration menu.

Client Overlap Control is a management policy on controlling how the Web server handles overlapping control requests from multiple clients on the authorized client list. The options include No Locking, Full Locking, and Time-Based Locking.

  • No Locking allows multiple clients to have unrestricted access to control the system as long as they are on the authorized client list.
  • Full Locking permits only one authorized client to issue control requests at a time. This client must release the lock by clicking the Home/Logout option in the upper frame of the page to permit other authorized clients to have control access.
  • Time-Based Locking is similar to Full Locking in that only one authorized client can have control access at once, but the lock is automatically released after the specified number of seconds of inactivity have elapsed.

After selecting the appropriate policy by clicking the check box, click submit to save the changes.

  1. From any page, click the Configurations heading. The Configurations screen displays.
  2. On the left-hand side of the screen, click Security.
  3. Select a security option from the Client Overlap Control options:
    • No locking allows multiple users to access the system and issue requests.
    • Full Locking allows only one user to access the system and issue requests.
    • Time-based Locking allows only one user to access the system and issue requests with the lock expiring after a designated amount of inactivity (in seconds).
    • Home/Logout is used to release a full or time-based lock and permit another user to access the system.
      NOTE: Locking is only available to users on the authorized client list.
  4. Click submit.

Firmware Page

NOTE: The preferred method of autoloader update is through the RMU (Remote Management Unit web interface). The preferred method of drive update is across the host SCSI interface using the Dell Firmware Update utility (DFU) supplied with the firmware update package. Refer to the README file provided with the firmware update package.

You can browse to find system updates and then upload the updates. To get system updates:

  1. From any page, click the Firmware heading. The Firmware Update screen displays.
  2. Click Browse to navigate to the host system for the update file. The file should end in an .img extension.
    NOTE: It is recommended that all firmware updates be performed with image files located on the local system hard drive as opposed to removable media devices or network share.
  3. Click Upload.
  4. Click OK in response to the confirmation box. The autoloader automatically uploads the new code and processes it to the system.
    NOTE: A Microsoft issue may keep a user from updating drive or loader firmware over the RMU interface. This can occur under Windows Server® 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1), or if a user has installed Microsoft Security Update MS05-019. This problem displays as a 6F Communication Error message on the front panel with the warning light set. The RMU will continue to report the autoloader status as Initialization.For information and a workaround to this problem, go to Microsoft Technical Support Article 898060. If this problem occurs, the autoloader should be restarted to avoid further communication errors.
  5. Power cycle the loader, then the server after the firmware update is complete.
NOTE: After firmware update is complete, the unit will report new revision levels to the host on startup. You may have to reconfigure your host backup software to recognize the updated unit.

 


Error Logs and Diagnostics Page

From the Error Log and Diagnostics page, you can run various tests on the autoloader. You can also view error and history logs, test progress, identify the physical unit in a rack, or reset the system.

Viewing Error or History Logs:

  1. From any page, click the Diagnostics heading. The Diagnostics screen will be displayed.
  2. Under View Error and History Logs, click View Logs. You can also save the logs to a file by clicking Save Logs. If you save the logs to a file, you must select a destination folder within 60 seconds.
    NOTE: Saved logs taken at point of failure are valuable for assessing problems. Service personnel may request these logs.

Running Diagnostic Tests

A minimum of 2 cartridges are requiredd to run the diagnostic tests. The diagnostic tests available on the autoloader include:

  • Loader – Picker Test
  • Loader – Magazine Test
  • Loader – Inventory Test
  • Random Moves
  1. From any page, click the Error Log and Diagnostics heading. The Error Log and Diagnostics screen will be displayed.
  2. In the Diagnostics section, select the diagnostic test that you want to run from the Test drop-down menu.
  3. Specify a loop count, if desired. Valid numbers are 1 to 99.
  4. Click submit.
  5. While the test is running, you can view the status of the test. From View Diagnostic Test Progress, click View Status.A separate screen indicates which test is running and the current status of the diagnostic test.
  6. To view diagnostic progress click View Status again.

Identification

You can use the Identification feature of the autoloader by requesting the LCD backlight to flash for a specified number of seconds.This can be helpful in identifying the location of the autoloader in an equipment room.

  1. From any page, click the Error Log and Diagnostics heading. The Error Log and Diagnostics screen displays.
  2. Under Identification, enter the number of seconds in the Time (secs) field.
  3. Click Identify. The LCD backlight flashes on the autoloader for the specified number of seconds.

Performing an Autoloader Reset

You will use autoloader reset when making SCSI ID changes and magazine changes. An autoloader reset will take at least three minutes if there is a tape in the drive, or approximately 30 seconds otherwise. To perform an autoloader reset:

  1. From any page, click the Error Log and Diagnostics heading. The Error Log and Diagnostics screen displays.
  2. Under the Autoloader Reset section, click Autoloader Reset.

 


Library Operations Page

You can move tapes, run a system inventory, reset the picker to its home position, or perform sequential operations from the Library Operations page. When you click Library Operations, the page displays.

Moving Tapes

From a remote location, you can request that a tape be moved from one position to another. To move a tape:

  1. From any page, click the Library Operations heading. The Library Operations screen displays.
  2. From the Moving Tapes section of the page, click the drop-down menu under From: and select the current location of the tape that you want to move.
    NOTE: You can also click the slot on the graphic of the autoloader magazine to select and move a cartridge.
  3. From the drop-down menu under To:, select the location to which you want to move the tape, and then click submit.

Inventory

The autoloader automatically runs an inventory whenever you power it on or insert a magazine. If you need to run an inventory in addition to this, you can use the Remote Management Unit to do it remotely. To run an inventory:

  1. From any page, click the Library Operations heading. The Library Operations screen displays.
  2. From the Library Operations page, click Inventory. The autoloader starts an inventory immediately.

Set to Home

If the autoloader is not able to successfully execute a Moving Tapes or an Inventory command, try executing a Set to Home command, and then retry the move or inventory command again.

The Set to Home command resets the autoloader as a means to help the autoloader recover from an unexpected internal condition. To Set to Home:

  1. From any page, click the Library Operations heading. The Library Operations screen displays.
  2. From the Library Operations page, click Set to Home. This executes a reset command to the autoloader.

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