T10000C/T10000D - Media Validation operations with STA (Doc ID 1943461.1)

Last updated on MAY 19, 2017

Applies to:

StorageTek T10000C Tape Drive - Version All Versions and later
StorageTek T10000D Tape Drive - Version All Versions and later
StorageTek Tape Analytics - Version 2.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

STA 2.0.0.83, STA 2.0.1.4, T10KC 3.62.108, and T10KD_4.09.10x

Summary:
A new code release for T10KC at 3.62.108 is scheduled to release 11/11/2014. The TTI specification was upgraded to 5.50 for this release to support the new 18 character serial number for the updated drive trays.  This will impact Media Validation for STA 2.0.0 and STA 2.0.1 if the drive code level is updated to the code levels that support TTI_5.50.  To ensure customers can still perform Media Validation operations with STA, until they upgrade to a future STA release, the actions identified below, will need to be performed.

STA = StorageTek Analytics

Symptoms

Behavior of STA if the Actions are NOT taken:

If a customer does not follow the designated actions and does upgrade their T10000C/D drives to the new code level, then the customer will experience the following behavior:

  • STA will not initiate or recognize drives for Media Validation operations with 3.62.108/TTI 5.50. 

  • STA will still process the exchanges for both Standard and MV exchanges on drives with 3.62.108 or greater code using the same calculations as previously done with the lower TTI levels.  STA will process the longer drive tray serial numbers and will still have the drives show up in the STA UI screens.

Cause

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