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MSL4048 LTO-5 firmware update.

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MSL4048 LTO-5 firmware update.

I am having trouble trying to update firmware on a LTO-5 (Ultrium 3000 HH) drive in a partitioned MSL4048 autoloader.


The only firmware I can find includes the word 'standalone' in the filename (LTT_Ultrium_5-SCSI_Z3ED_STANDALONE.frm). The drives and MSL4048 are connected to two different MACs.  I do have L&TT installed on one of the MACs and it does communicate to the dirve.


L&TT will load the firmware to a stand-alone Ultrium 3000 drive, but not the one in the MLS4048.


Not sure what to do next.



Curtis Ballard
Honored Contributor

Re: MSL4048 LTO-5 firmware update.

I ran a quick check by selecting the 4048 single drive SAS Ultrium 3000 library on the website then selecting Windows Server 2008 R2 as the OS just to pick something common.  There is a HP Library and TapeTools firmware bundle listed under Drivers and Software which will contain all the various firmware images for the different versions of that product.

Tito  Martinez
Occasional Visitor

Re: MSL4048 LTO-5 firmware update.

There is bug with the latest firmware for LTO5/6 Robotic arm and tape drives...

supporting HP Ultrium LTO 5, HP Ultrium LTO 6 and mixed LTO 5/LTO 6 tape drive environments

There are a few solutions until the new firmware has been created. The easiest one for me is to down grade the Robotic firmware  to the previous version....


Currently active firmware versions include:

HP StoreEver MSL2024 Tape Libraries: version 5.70 HP StoreEver MSL4048 Tape Libraries: version 8.10 HP StoreEver MSL8048 Tape Libraries: version 1070 HP StoreEver MSL8096 Tape Libraries: version 1070 HP StoreEver 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloaders: version 3.80