IBM LTO4 - Drives Dismount After 20 Seconds After Firmware Update 3.61 To 4.x (Doc ID 2131389.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 09, 2017

Applies to:

Sun StorageTek SL3000 Modular Library System - Version All Versions and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Drives not useable after firmware 3.61 to 4.x upgrade

Drives dismount after 20 secs without user intervention but host application still shows drives mounted.

Behaviour seen :-
(1) Update 3.6.1 to 4.3.1

1. LTO4 Load OK, after 20 Sec cartridge was ejected without any request, status after ejected "LOADED"
2. LTO5 Load OK, working OK

(2) Downgrade 4.3.1to 4.3.0

1. LTO4 Load OK,after 20 Sec cartridge was ejected without any request, status after ejected "CARTRIDGE PRESENT"
2. LTO5 Load OK, working OK

(3) Downgrade 4.3.0 to 3.6.1

1. LTO4 Load OK, working OK
2. LTO5 Load OK, working OK

Cause

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