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Firmware for use with HPE Library and Tape Tools

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Type: Firmware (Entitlement Required)
Version: X6ED(17 Dec 2015)
Operating System(s):
OS Independent
File name: LTT_Ultrium_5-SCSI_X6ED_STANDALONE.frm (1.5 MB)
Firmware for use with HPE Library and Tape Tools

End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1


StoreEver LTO-5 Ultrium SAS Full-Height Tape Drives Firmware Revision X6ED release notes
StoreEver LTO-5 Ultrium SAS Full-Height Tape Drives Firmware Revision X6ED release notes
Part Number: EH899-90922
Published: December 2015
Edition: 2

Description

The release includes updated firmware for StoreEver LTO-5 Ultrium SAS full-height tape drives.

Library and Tape Tools (L&TT) must be used to download firmware to the tape drive.

Drive firmware version 

X6ED

Update recommendation 

Recommended

Supersedes 

X64D

Product models

  • StoreEver LTO–5 Ultrium 3280 SAS Internal EH899A

  • StoreEver LTO–5 Ultrium 3280 SAS External EH900A

  • StoreEver LTO–5 Ultrium 3280 SAS Rack-mount EJ013A

Operating systems

Languages

  • English (American)

  • English (International)

Fixes

The following issues are resolved in firmware version X6ED

  • Possibility of a drive reset (assert) after an off-track event due to additional write position checks introduced in previous code release.

Enhancements

Enhanced or improved the following features in firmware version X6ED

  • Added a cleaning request following a space failure.

  • New error code 0x50b4 reported for a Space to EOD failure if CM indicates no valid EOD on tape.

  • Added functionality to the READ POSITION command for support of Last Logical Object Position.

  • Improved supportability by enhancing internal drive logging.

  • Improved supportability by enhancing the VERIFY command.

    • Added the Verify to End (VTE), Verify Logical Block Protection Method (VLBPM), and Verify by Filemarks (VBF) bits.

    • Added Immediate mode support on primary port when VTE=1.

  • Improved tape alert reporting for additional types of load and read failures.

Installation instructions

Use Library & Tape Tools (L&TT) to update the tape drive firmware. You can download L&TT from http://www.hpe.com/support/tapetools. Installation instructions for the L&TT utility and firmware update instructions are available in the latest version of the User Guide that is available after clicking the Documentation link on http://www.hpe.com/support/tapetools. Online help is also included with the utility.

Most versions of L&TT have the ability to obtain new firmware from the utility itself. If your version does not have this functionality or L&TT is not installed on a server with internet access, the L&TT firmware files can also be obtained on the external support website: http://www.hpe.com/support/storage.

To locate the firmware:

  1. Select your product from the Tape Storage list.

  2. Navigate to the Download Drivers and Software page.

  3. Select the operating system.

  4. Select Category = Firmware – Tape Storage.

  5. Locate an entry containing the phrase: “for use with Library and Tape Tools.”


    NOTE: If no match is found, then L&TT is not supported on the selected combination of product and OS.


  6. After an entry is found, click the Download button to begin the download of the desired firmware file.


    NOTE: If you have trouble finding your product or firmware, use the Product Search function from http://www.hpe.com/support/downloads.



NOTE: Once the firmware update has started, do NOT power off the unit or interrupt the firmware update process until it is complete. Doing so could leave the tape drive in a non-usable state.


Determining current version

You can check your current firmware revision from Library & Tape Tools (L&TT). Launch L&TT, select the product from the lower left hand frame and click on the identity button at the top (if necessary).


NOTE: Any firmware version not listed in the following table is inactive.


Firmware VersionReleasedStatus
X6ED12/2015Active
X64D05/2013Active

Effective date

December 2015

Documentation feedback

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is committed to providing documentation that meets your needs. To help us improve the documentation, send any errors, suggestions, or comments to Documentation Feedback (). When submitting your feedback, include the document title, part number, edition, and publication date located on the front cover of the document. For online help content, include the product name, product version, help edition, and publication date located on the legal notices page.


Version:X6ED (17 Dec 2015)
Version:X64D (4 Jun 2013)
Type: Firmware (Entitlement Required)
Version: X6ED(17 Dec 2015)
Operating System(s):
OS Independent

Description

Firmware for use with HPE Library and Tape Tools

Release Notes

End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1


StoreEver LTO-5 Ultrium SAS Full-Height Tape Drives Firmware Revision X6ED release notes
StoreEver LTO-5 Ultrium SAS Full-Height Tape Drives Firmware Revision X6ED release notes
Part Number: EH899-90922
Published: December 2015
Edition: 2

Description

The release includes updated firmware for StoreEver LTO-5 Ultrium SAS full-height tape drives.

Library and Tape Tools (L&TT) must be used to download firmware to the tape drive.

Drive firmware version 

X6ED

Update recommendation 

Recommended

Supersedes 

X64D

Product models

  • StoreEver LTO–5 Ultrium 3280 SAS Internal EH899A

  • StoreEver LTO–5 Ultrium 3280 SAS External EH900A

  • StoreEver LTO–5 Ultrium 3280 SAS Rack-mount EJ013A

Operating systems

Languages

  • English (American)

  • English (International)

Fixes

The following issues are resolved in firmware version X6ED

  • Possibility of a drive reset (assert) after an off-track event due to additional write position checks introduced in previous code release.

Enhancements

Enhanced or improved the following features in firmware version X6ED

  • Added a cleaning request following a space failure.

  • New error code 0x50b4 reported for a Space to EOD failure if CM indicates no valid EOD on tape.

  • Added functionality to the READ POSITION command for support of Last Logical Object Position.

  • Improved supportability by enhancing internal drive logging.

  • Improved supportability by enhancing the VERIFY command.

    • Added the Verify to End (VTE), Verify Logical Block Protection Method (VLBPM), and Verify by Filemarks (VBF) bits.

    • Added Immediate mode support on primary port when VTE=1.

  • Improved tape alert reporting for additional types of load and read failures.

Installation instructions

Use Library & Tape Tools (L&TT) to update the tape drive firmware. You can download L&TT from http://www.hpe.com/support/tapetools. Installation instructions for the L&TT utility and firmware update instructions are available in the latest version of the User Guide that is available after clicking the Documentation link on http://www.hpe.com/support/tapetools. Online help is also included with the utility.

Most versions of L&TT have the ability to obtain new firmware from the utility itself. If your version does not have this functionality or L&TT is not installed on a server with internet access, the L&TT firmware files can also be obtained on the external support website: http://www.hpe.com/support/storage.

To locate the firmware:

  1. Select your product from the Tape Storage list.

  2. Navigate to the Download Drivers and Software page.

  3. Select the operating system.

  4. Select Category = Firmware – Tape Storage.

  5. Locate an entry containing the phrase: “for use with Library and Tape Tools.”


    NOTE: If no match is found, then L&TT is not supported on the selected combination of product and OS.


  6. After an entry is found, click the Download button to begin the download of the desired firmware file.


    NOTE: If you have trouble finding your product or firmware, use the Product Search function from http://www.hpe.com/support/downloads.



NOTE: Once the firmware update has started, do NOT power off the unit or interrupt the firmware update process until it is complete. Doing so could leave the tape drive in a non-usable state.


Determining current version

You can check your current firmware revision from Library & Tape Tools (L&TT). Launch L&TT, select the product from the lower left hand frame and click on the identity button at the top (if necessary).


NOTE: Any firmware version not listed in the following table is inactive.


Firmware VersionReleasedStatus
X6ED12/2015Active
X64D05/2013Active

Effective date

December 2015

Documentation feedback

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is committed to providing documentation that meets your needs. To help us improve the documentation, send any errors, suggestions, or comments to Documentation Feedback (). When submitting your feedback, include the document title, part number, edition, and publication date located on the front cover of the document. For online help content, include the product name, product version, help edition, and publication date located on the legal notices page.


Revision History

Version:X6ED (17 Dec 2015)
Version:X64D (4 Jun 2013)

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