Library Properties

Use this dialog box to view or modify the properties of a library. Note that all the options described in this help may not be available and only the options displayed in the dialog box are applicable to the specific library.

Library Name

Displays a unique name generated by the system for the library, when the library was detected.

Alias

A descriptive name for the library. The alias is displayed in the CommCell Browser for the library.

If necessary the alias can be modified to provide a descriptive name for the library.

MediaAgent

Indicates the name of the MediaAgent that controls this library. This information is displayed only for stand-alone drives.

Manufacturer

The library manufacturer.

Model

The library model.

Firmware

The software version used in the library.

Description

Displays the description recorded during library configuration. This information is displayed only for IP libraries.

Serial Number

The serial number of the library. (Not applicable for IP libraries.)

WWN

The World Wide Name by which the library is identified within a SAN. (Not applicable for IP libraries.)

SCSI Address

Identifies the SCSI ID using the following: port, bus, target, and Logical Unit Number (LUN). This information is displayed only for stand-alone drives.

Base Address

Part of the library's internal addressing scheme. Does not apply for IP libraries.

Volume Range

For ACSLS libraries, the ascending barcode range(s) for volumes available in the specified work pool. If necessary you can add additional volume ranges for the library. Use a dash to specify range and commas to delimit ranges. For example: 000065-000165,000167,000170-000199.

Not applicable for other IP libraries.

Work Pool Number

For ACSLS libraries, specifies the work pool number associated with the scratch pool.

For IBM 3494 libraries specifies the work pool number associated with the manually created work pool.

Drive Slot Count

Total number of drive slots.

Drive Count

Total number of drives detected or included in the library.

Configured Drive Count

Total number of configured drives in the library.

Door Check (Sec)

This interval, expressed in seconds, determines how frequently the system checks to see whether the library door is open. If the door is open during a check, the system conducts a full inventory of the library after the door is closed. This way, if media were manually inserted or removed from the library while the door was open, the inventory is updated. This value is editable only before the library is configured.

If you open and close the door in the interval between checks, the system does not detect the opening and closing, and does not update the library's inventory.

Barcode Reader Installed

Indicates whether the library is configured as a sighted (library with a bar code reader) or blind (library with no bar code reader) library.

When selected, the library is configured as a sighted library.

When cleared, the library is configured as a blind library.

Is a Virtual Tape Library

When selected, indicates that the library is a virtual tape library. For the library type, select NetApp NearStore for NetAppNear Store libraries and Generic for others.

Automatically create storage policy for new Datapaths

Indicates whether the system must automatically create new storage policies during subsequent library configuration. Applicable only for shared libraries.

Auto Configure DDS Drive Pool

Indicates whether the system automatically configure the library with Dynamic Drive Sharing (DDS) configuration, if a new data path is found subsequently. Applicable only for shared libraries.

Auto Configure Failover Library Controller

Indicates whether the system must automatically create the failover library controllers for shared libraries. Applicable only for shared libraries.

List ACSLS Clean Media

For ACSLS library, when selected, cleaning cartridge that are available for the library's own cleaning function will be displayed in the Media in Library pool in the CommCell Console. Note that when you enable this option the library must be reset  for the cleaning media to appear in the CommCell Console.

Also this option should be enabled  only in one of the configured libraries. For example, you have configured each scratch pool (from one physical library ) as a CommCell library. Enable this option in any one of the configured libraries.

Use Drive ID for Drive Replacement

For ACSLS library, when selected, the MediaAgent automatically detects new drives if they were swapped or replaced. Enable this option in ACSLS Server / libraries that support a serial number for each drive ID. Type the following command in the ACSLS Console to show the serial number for all drives:

display drive * -f serial_num

The system will display both the drive ID  and the serial number if it is supported. If it is not supported only the drive ID will be displayed.

If the library is associated with a stand-alone drive, Manufacturer is displayed as StandAln, Model as Drive, Firmware as Library and the SCSI Address is the address of the drive. Base Address is not applicable for stand-alone drives.