Quick Reference Guide: How To Upgrade Firmware on HP & IBM LTO Drives via Data Path Using Tload and WinTload Utilities

(Doc ID 2188019.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 29, 2017

Applies to:

HP LTO6 Tape Drive - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
IBM LTO7 Tape Drive - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
HP LTO5 Tape Drive - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
HP LTO2 Tape Drive - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
HP LTO3 Tape Drive - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

The time it takes for TLoad to upgrade each drive depends on the drive type and how large the firmware file is.... the IBM LTO firmware file is larger than the HP LTO firmware file so IBM will typically take a little longer. Essentially it is safe to say that it takes around 60 to 90 seconds for the firmware upgrade to complete on each drive.

Goal

HP & IBM LTO - How To Upgrade Firmware on HP & IBM LTO Drives via FC Data Path Using Tload and WinTload Utilities

For the HP and IBM LTO drives customers can upgrade the firmware on their drives using the Oracle Tload and WinTload utilities.

For customers running Solaris and Linux they can use the Oracle Tload utility.

For customers running Windows they can use the Oracle WinTload utility.

Solution

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