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Documentation of DLT40/80 internal events

Attila Szabó
Frequent Advisor

Documentation of DLT40/80 internal events

Dear Experts,
Does anyone of you know about a documentation of the 40/80 tape drive internal events (generated by drive, read out by HPLTT). If its an internal documentation, just please tell me the number of that if possible (then I can ask directly from HP). I tried to find it in CSN, google, and hp.com, but i didnt found anything.

Thanks for help!
6 REPLIES
Jaclyn Rothe
Trusted Contributor

Re: Documentation of DLT40/80 internal events

I didn't completely understand the question but I will take a stab at it...
I understood that you would like to know how to retrieve DLT40/80 error logs generated by the drive?

Usually you can get this from a support ticket in HP StoraageWorks Library and Tape Tools (LTT).

Download LTT 4.1 here:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?pnameOID=406731&locale=en_US&taskId=135&prodSeriesId=406729&prodTypeId=12169

If you would like DLT 40/80 documentation this is everything I have on those drives:

HP Surestore DLT Drives â Basic Troubleshooting
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=lpg50553&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesId=406729

HP DLT â When to Inspect Media, and What to Look for
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=lpg50025&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesId=406729

HP Surestore DLT 80i â Front Panel Indicators
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=lpg50544&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesId=406729

HP Surestore DLT80 Troubleshooting Communication Issues
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=lpg50207&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesId=406729

HP Surestore DLT80 Troubleshooting Issues with Loading/Unloading Media
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=lpg50209&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesId=406729

HP DLT â How to rethread a dropped leader in a DLT40, 70 or 80
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=lpg50338&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesId=406729

HP Surestore DAT and DLT Drives â SCSI Cables and Termination Explained
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=lpg51248&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesId=406729

HP DLT Tape â How to Remove a Stuck Tape in a DLT40, DLT70, or DLT80
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=lpg50246&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesId=406729

HP DLT â HP DLT Media Care
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=lpg50258&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesId=406729

HP DLT â Troubleshooting Media
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=lpg50346&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesId=406729

I hope some of this info is useful for your DLT 8000 (Dlt 40/80)
Attila Szabó
Frequent Advisor

Re: Documentation of DLT40/80 internal events

Thanks Jaclyn, but maybe then i was not clear enought :) I ran HP LTT against a DLT drive, and HP LTT write out the internal log of the DLT:
- executing loop 4 (check event logs)
- events seen as a warning (from prior to this test) (loop 4 (check event logs)
- Packet # 83 - Event\: A402 [V80-0 12-SEP-2001] 121\:25\:36.131 POH/PC= 34243/35
I want to know, what the event message means, but i need the documentation about the error message, how to decode it, not just information about this message. Cause there was several error message, not just this one.
I hope i was clear enought now :)
Thanks!
Peter Godron
Honored Contributor

Re: Documentation of DLT40/80 internal events

Attila Szabó
Frequent Advisor

Re: Documentation of DLT40/80 internal events

Thanks Peter, I found that topic :) On that threats, the experts can decode the event message, and i need the documentation what they use for decoding. Maybe its better if i try to contact with them directly...
Attila Szabó
Frequent Advisor

Re: Documentation of DLT40/80 internal events

Finally, i contacted directly with experts, and they send me the document, so i close this :)
Attila Szabó
Frequent Advisor

Re: Documentation of DLT40/80 internal events

So i need to write it again. I got the document (a really interesting one, how to decode the event log, bit-by-bit).