HP LTO4 - Fibre Channel Drive Reports All Tapes As "Write Protected"

(Doc ID 1480545.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 21, 2016

Applies to:

HP LTO4 Tape Drive - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)

Symptoms

One drive sees tapes as "write protected".
Load / Unload failures detected on the same drive........Check the error warn info event log

Drive mechanism failed to "write enable" the tapes / Cartridges.. Tapes are perceived as "write protected"

Cause

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