IBM LTO5 - Amber LED Flashing With Letter A - Problem Excessive Mount of Cleaning Cartridges

(Doc ID 2146235.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 05, 2017

Applies to:

IBM LTO5 Tape Drive - Version All Versions and later
Sun StorageTek SL500 Modular Library System - Version All Versions and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

LED amber in flashing;

In drive Display is showing the letter A;

High consume of clean cartridges.

In Eventlog has 25 mounts of clean cartridges in Drive 0,2,2,9:

Time : 2016-05-16T02:08:55.607
Device Address : 0.0.0.0.0
User : unknown
Requester : default
Activity : 3000
Request Id : (null)
Level : error
Result Code : 3335
Text : , "(request id = HOST/0x1025da68) (request id = HOST/0x0x1025da68) IfmMove::prepareForMove():AFTER dc.issueCommand():userState==6:Drive source (LMRC) 0,2,2,9 drive busy cleaning."

Time : 2016-05-18T16:18:39.967
Device Address : 0.0.0.0.0
User : unknown
Requester : default
Activity : 3000
Request Id : (null)
Level : error
Result Code : 3335
Text : , "(request id = HOST/0x1025da68) (request id = HOST/0x0x1025da68) IfmMove::prepareForMove():AFTER dc.issueCommand():userState==6:Drive source (LMRC) 0,2,2,9 drive busy cleaning."

The amber LED in flashing is Service Request..

Cause

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