HP LTO - Ghost Drive Shows Up in SLConsole (Doc ID 2304449.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 06, 2017

Applies to:

HP LTO4 Tape Drive - Version All Versions and later
HP LTO5 Tape Drive - Version All Versions and later
HP LTO6 Tape Drive - Version All Versions and later
Sun StorageTek SL8500 Modular Library System - Version All Versions and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

SLC shows a "ghost" drive in position 1.1.-1.1.1. This is an empty slot; refreshing SLC does not clear the status.
Log snapshot shows:

This SL3000 is enabled to input Drive Tray Serial numbers but currently is incomplete or contains invalid data.
1.1.-1.1.1

drive unknown 1 INVESTIGATE unknown Status

Cause

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