Library and Drive Configuration - Overview

The Library and Drive Configuration is used to perform the following operations on all supported libraries for the selected MediaAgents.

Operations Description
Display Displays the existing libraries and drives that are configured for the selected MediaAgents.
Detect Devices Displays the detect status for all devices that are controlled by MediaAgents.
Configure libraries, master drive pools, drive pools, and drives Library configuration enables MediaAgents to utilize the library as storage resources.

Master drive pool and drive pool configuration creates the necessary entries for these entities in the CommServe database. Drive configuration enables a MediaAgent to read and write data through the media drive.

Share libraries among MediaAgents In order to share a library among MediaAgents, either directly or through a Storage Area Network (SAN), you must properly configure and map the resident drives.
Discover media In order to use the media within a library, the MediaAgent must collect information about the new media and update the media database through the discovery process.
Validating SCSI mapping of storage devices within the CommCell The Validate feature verifies that the MediaAgent has access to each physical device through the device’s mapped SCSI address. During the validation process, the MediaAgent mounts a media into the selected drives and displays a status message indicating whether the operation succeeded.
Modifying the SCSI mapping of storage devices The Library and Drive Configuration supports the manual process to deal with SCSI changes on the library and drives, if necessary.

The MediaAgent detects any SCSI changes when you stop and re-start the services as described in Update the SCSI address of a configured library within the CommServe database. You can also verify whether the SCSI configuration of devices within the CommCell correctly matches the current configuration, by performing an exhaustive detection.

View properties of libraries, master drive pools, drive pools, and drives Configuration information of libraries, master drive pools, drive pools and drives can be viewed from the Library and Drive Configuration.
Deconfigure libraries, master drive pools, drive pools, and drives Deconfiguring a library or drive disables software communications between the MediaAgent and the device.