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    Tape Library is Not Ready

    Description

    What do you need to do if you see in the Event Log this message: "Tape Library is not ready "?

    There are multiple reasons that can bring your Tape Library not available, here are different validation checks you can do.

    You can start by checking these different items:

    1. The Magazine is maybe open and the tape library is then see in "Offline Status".

    The solution is : close the opened Magazine.

    2. In the Tape Library Configuration, you can also have the "sg" device missing.

    Example of a Tape Library with a normal configuration :

    Example of a Tape Library which have missing "sg" device :

    Solution : You need to check your SAS of Fiber Channel connection.  Perhaps the connections are maybe not well connected. 

    3. In the Tape Library Configuration, you can see the "sg" device in the "Tape Librairies - Configuration panel" is different than the ouput of the command "lssci -g"

    Example :

    # lscsi -g
    [0:2:0:0] disk DELL PERC H710P 3.13 /dev/sda /dev/sg0
    [0:2:1:0] disk DELL PERC H710P 3.13 /dev/sdb /dev/sg1
    [3:0:0:0] tape IBM ULT3580-HH5 F991 /dev/st0 /dev/sg2
    [3:0:1:0] tape IBM ULT3580-HH6 G9P1 /dev/st1 /dev/sg3
    [3:0:1:1] mediumx IBM 3573-TL E.20 /dev/sch0 /dev/sg4

    If there is a problem of synchronization between the device "sg" registered in the configuration and what is displayed by the 'lscsi' command, the solution is to synchronize the value in the configuration.

    You have to click on the toggle "Display non-configured libraries", this can take some time to scan the libraries. During this process of scan, if there are some devices that have to be synchronized, you will see a small yellow icon at the end of the Tape Library. You can click on this button and this will save the new configuration. Once done, you can restart the Tape Library service.

     

     

     

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