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IBM LTO7 & LTO8 - Firmware Downgrade Fails Due to New ASIC Chip Cards In IBM LTO7 and LTO8 Tape Drives (Doc ID 2608569.1)

Last updated on APRIL 09, 2020

Applies to:

IBM LTO7 Tape Drive - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
IBM LTO8 Tape Drive - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

IBM LTO7 & LTO8 - Firmware Downgrade Fails Due to New ASIC Chip Cards In IBM LTO7 and LTO8 Tape Drives 

Changes

New ASIC chip cards are being added to the tape drives.  A new firmware version was released for all IBM LTO7 and LTO8 variants to support these new hardware changes in the drives.

Cause

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