STK Libraries Attached to an ACSLS Server - Advanced

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Add Volume Ranges

  1. Open the Library and Drive Configuration dialog box.
  2. Right-click the appropriate library, and then click Properties.
  3. From the Library Properties dialog box, enter the complete list of barcode ranges for volumes (tapes) in the library in the Volume Range box.
  4. Click OK.

Specify the CAP ID for Importing and Exporting Media

Use the following procedure to specify the CAP ID associated with the mail slot that will be used for importing and exporting media from the specific MediaAgent.

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the library for which you wish to change the CAP selection, and then click Properties.
  2. Click the CAP Selection tab.
  3. Select the CAP ID that must be used for importing and exporting media.
  4. Click OK.

Move a Media Using the Set Scratch Option

  1. From the CommCell Console, expand to the Exported Media pool in the appropriate library.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click the media, and then click Set Scratch.
  3. Click OK.

Install ACSLS Client Service on Solaris

On a Solaris MediaAgent, the ACSLS Client Service must be installed before configuring the STK library attached to an ACSLS Server. You can install the ACSLS service when you install the Solaris MediaAgent. However, if you have already installed the Solaris MediaAgent and want to configure a STK library that is controlled by an ACSLS server, you can use the Config ACSLS Services package to add the required services.

  1. Log on to the MediaAgent computer as root.
  2. Start the following program:

    <software installation path>/Base/config_acsls

    The following menu appears if ACSLS services are not configured:

    Please select one of the options below:
    1) Config ACSLS Services
    2) Exit

    Your selection: [2]

  3. Type 1, and then press Enter.

    The following message appears:

    Please enter the name of the host running the ACSLS daemon. ACSLS Server host name:

  4. Enter the name of the host where the ACSLS server is installed, and then press Enter.

    The system copies the necessary files and creates the required configuration. A message appears:

    ACSLS services are currently CONFIGURED.

    A menu appears.

  5. Enter the number that corresponds with the Exit.

Use the snapprotect list command to check if the SSI service is running on the Solaris computer. See Controlling Services on Unix for details.

Post-Install Considerations

You must perform this task if the MediaAgent communicates with the ACSLS Server across a firewall.

  1. Make sure that the Firewall Secure option is configured in ACSLS Server and get the CSI_INET_PORT number.
  2. Edit the ssi.env file in the Base directory and add the following script below the line for ACSAPI_SSI_SOCKET=40004 setting and replace the SSI_HOSTNAME and two port numbers, if the values are different:

    ## additional parameters for ACSLS client firewall setting
    # add Client side SSI_HOSTNAME - hardcoded now ; SSI_INET_PORT=30031 (default)
    SSI_HOSTNAME=; export SSI_HOSTNAME
    SSI_INET_PORT=30031; export SSI_INET_PORT
    # add Server CSI_HOSTPORT=30031 (default) - must match CSI_INET_PORT setting on ACSLS Server
    CSI_HOSTPORT=30031; export CSI_HOSTPORT
    # trun off UDP protocol CSI_UDP_RPCSERVICE="FALSE"; export CSI_UDP_RPCSERVICE
    ## End firewall setting

  3. Stop and start the services. (See Controlling Services on Unix for instructions.)
  4. Verify communication between the MediaAgent and the ACSLS Server by running the ACSLSTool that is located in the Base directory.

Display Cleaning Media in the CommCell Console

  1. Open the Library and Drive Configuration dialog box.
  2. Right-click the appropriate library, and then click Properties.
  3. From the Library Properties dialog box, select the List ACSLS Clean Media option.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Right-click the library, and then click Reset Library.

    Once the library is reset, media containing the characters CLN as the first three characters in its barcode will be displayed in the Media in Library pool in the CommCell Console.

Automatically Detect Replaced Drives

  1. Open the Library and Drive Configuration dialog box.
  2. Right-click the appropriate library, and then click Properties.
  3. In the Library Properties dialog box, select the Use Drive ID for Drive Replacement option.
  4. Click OK.