Library and Drive Sharing Across CommCells - Configure Library

Use the following steps to configure the library in the MediaAgent attached to the library in Source CommCell.

  1. Log on to the Source CommCell Console.
  2. On the ribbon in the CommCell Console, click the Storage tab, and then click Expert Storage Configuration.

  3. Under Available MediaAgents, select the Library Server MediaAgent.

    Also, select other MediaAgent(s) that are attached to the library and on which the library needs to be configured and then click Add >>.

    Click OK.

  4. In the Information dialog box, click OK.
  5. Click Start, point to Add and then click Cell-Shared Library.
  6. In the Add Cell Shared Library dialog box, specify the following:
    • From the MediaAgent list, select a MediaAgent on which the library needs to be configured.
    • From the Library Server list, select the shared MediaAgent (Library Server).
    • Click Detect Library.

      The list of libraries that are configured to Library Server MediaAgent will be displayed in the Library list.

    • From the Library list, select the <Library> that you wish to configure across CommCells.
    • In the Barcode Range box, specify the media barcode(s) used to import.

      • When you perform an Import Media operation, the media associated with barcode(s) that are specified in the Barcode Range will be imported into slots assigned in the Slot Range for this CommServe.
      • Use a dash to specify range and commas to delimit ranges. For example, 000065-000165,000167,000170-000199.
      • Barcodes specified in the Barcode Range box must be unique and cannot be shared with any other CommCell.

    • In the Slot Range box, specify the slots to be used by this CommCell.

      Ensure the slot range is continuous e.g., 1-10.

    • Click OK.

  7. Click Start and select Detect/Configure Devices to detect the drives.
  8. In the Detect Library dialog box, click OK.
  9. Click OK.

    Click Close on Log dialog box.

  10. All the libraries associated to this MediaAgent will be displayed under Libraries.

    Right-click the library that has prefix 'LS_' and click Configure.

  11. Click Library and all drives.

    Click OK.

  12. Select a physical media type and click Yes to automatically discover the media in the library.

    The library and drives will be configured.

  13. If you have selected other MediaAgents that are attached to the library in step 2, then perform the following steps to configure library on those MediaAgents:
    • From the Expert Storage Configuration dialog box, expand Library Server library.
    • Right-click Library Controller and then click Configure for All Selected MediaAgents.
    • In the Confirm Configure dialog box, click Yes.
    • The library will be configured on all selected MediaAgents and will be displayed under Library Controller.
  14. Close the Expert Storage Configuration dialog box.
  15. You can view the configured drives in the CommCell Console.

    Note that the drives will appear as offline. The drives will automatically appear online when a job is run on the library.