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MSL6000 RS-232 connection

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Ian Dennison_1
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MSL6000 RS-232 connection

I have an MSL6000 model Tape Library, which I am trying to extract error logs from the console.

However, the port labelled "RS-232" and connected to my Laptop COM1 is not responding. The documentation for the library does not specify flow control or Baud Rate, so I have tried all reasonable combinations (with no luck). I know the cable and hyperterminal works cos I tried it on the Fibre Routers.

Anyone know the actual settings for this connection? Do I need to reboot the silo to use the console port? Or flick the switch that resides on the Library Management Card?

Share and Enjoy! Ian
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Leon Rosier
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Re: MSL6000 RS-232 connection

Hi Ian,

You should have 2 serial cables with your library. 1 for the NSR and 1 for the library controller. Both cables are DIFFERENT!!

the sparepart# 300576-001
The connection settings are I think..
115200 baud
8 bits
1 stopbit
no parity

Ian Dennison_1
Honored Contributor

Re: MSL6000 RS-232 connection

Aha, different cable! Thanks Leon, magic answer!

Share and Enjoy! Ian
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Re: MSL6000 RS-232 connection


Not to bump Leon's great answer, but you could add the 6000 to the LAN, assign it an IP address/mask/gateway and download all the logs over your network. It's what I do.
Standard 10BaseT/half duplex
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