SAM-QFS Tape Library and Drive Support, up to 5.3

Version 1

    Interoperable Peripherals

    Golden Rules

    • The combination of a tape library and a tape drive is interoperable with the Sun StorageTek Storage Archive Manager (SAM) if:
      o the library robotic interface is interoperable with SAM
      o the tape drive type is interoperable with SAM
      o the tape drive type is interoperable with the tape library (as defined by the library vendor).
    • The combination of a network attached tape library and drive is interoperable with the Sun StorageTek Storage Archive Manager (SAM) if:
      o The network attached robotic interface is interoperable with SAM
      o The tape drive type is interoperable with SAM
      o The tape library is interoperable with the network attached robotic interface
      (as defined by the library and network attached robotic interface vendor).
      o The tape drive type is interoperable with the tape library (as defined by the library vendor).

    Definitions

    • FCS - First Customer Ship of a particular release
    • 4.6 (-04) - Indicates the fourth patch release of the 4.6 FCS
    • Planned - Support planned for a future patch of the current SAM-QFS release within a calendar year

    Sun StorageTek

     

    Type Min SAM Version EOL Notes
    Oracle SL150 5.2 (-01) NOTE 1: Instructions regarding the manual change required to use the SL150 with SAM-QFS 5.2 Patch 01 and 5.3 are posted here .  With the SAM-QFS 5.3-01 patch, no manual change required.  NOTE 2: Partitioning supported. Each partition must only contain one media type.
    StorEdge L7 4.0 (-04)
    StorEdge L8 4.0 (-04)
    StorEdge L25 4.0 (-02)
    StorEdge L100 4.0 (-02)
    StorEdge L5500 3.x
    StorEdge L6000 3.x
    StorEdge L9 4.0 (FCS)
    StorEdge L20/L40/L60 4.0 (FCS)
    StorEdge L280 4.0 (FCS)
    StorEdge L1000 4.0 (FCS)
    Sun StorageTek or StorEdge C4
    Sun StorageTek or StorEdge L180 3.x
    Sun StorageTek SL24 4.6 (-04)
    Sun StorageTek SL48 4.6 (-04)
    Sun StorageTek or StorEdge SL500 4.3 (FCS) Beginning with SAM-QFS 5.2, partitioning supported. Each partition must only contain one media type.
    Sun StorageTek or StorEdge L700 3.x
    Sun StorageTek L1400M 4.6 (FCS) Partitioning supported. Each partition must only contain one media type.
    Sun StorageTek SL3000 4.6 (-06) Partitioning supported. All possible partitioning modes are qualified. Also beginning with SAM-QFS 5.2, the AEM expansion module of the SL3000 is supported.
    Sun StorageTek or StorEdge SL8500 4.1 (FCS) Partitioning Supported. Each partition must only contain one media type.
    Sun StorageTek VTL 1.0 4.6 (-04)
    Sun StorageTek VTL Plus 2.0 4.6-04
    StorageTek VTL Prime 5.2
    Sun StorageTek 5800 (1.1) 4.6 (-04)

     

    StorageTek

     

    Type Min SAM Version EOL Notes
    STK L20/L40/L80 4.0 (FCS)
    STK L180 3.x
    STK L700 3.x
    STK 9310 3.x
    STK SL8500 4.1 (FCS) Supports partitioning
    STK TimberWolf 9710 3.x
    STK TimberWolf 9714 3.x
    STK TimberWolf 9730 3.x
    STK TimberWolf 9738 3.x
    STK TimberWolf 9740 3.x

     

    Other

     

    Type Min SAM Version EOL Notes
    ADIC Scalar 224 3.x
    ADIC Scalar 448 3.x
    ADIC Scalar 458 3.x
    ADIC Scalar 100 4.0 (FCS)
    ADIC Scalar 1000 4.0 (FCS) 4.0 (-03): support for network attached
    ADIC Scalar 10K 4.0 (-02) 4.0 (-03): support for network attached
    ADIC Scalar i2000
    ADIC (EMASS) AML/2 3.x
    ADIC (EMASS) AML/J 3.x
    Ampex DST 410 3.x 4.1 (FCS)
    ATL 2/28 3.x
    ATL 2/52 3.x
    ATL 4/52 3.x
    ATL 26/176 3.x
    ATL 2640 Series 3.x
    ATL 7100 Series 3.x
    ATL L200 3.x
    ATL L500 3.x
    ATL M1500 4.0 (-02)
    ATL M2500 4.0 (-02)
    ATL P1000 3.x
    ATL P4000 4.0 (-02)
    ATL P7000 4.0 (-02)
    DEC/Quantum DLT 4500 Stacker 3.x
    DEC/Quantum DLT 4700 Stacker 3.x
    DEC/Quantum DLT 7500 Stacker 3.x
    DISC DocuStore Series 3.x
    Exabyte 210 3.x
    Exabyte 230 D 3.x
    Exabyte 215 A 3.x
    Exabyte 215 M 3.x
    Exabyte 430 A 3.x
    Exabyte 430 M 3.x
    Fujitsu LT300N M8100 3.x
    Fujitsu ETERNUS LT270 and LT250 4.6 (-06)
    Grau Data Storage IVD-E 3.x
    Grau Data Storage IVD-M 3.x
    Grau Data Storage IVD-XL 3.x
    Grau Infinistore 4.0 (-02)
    HP Magneto-Optical 3.x SPARC only
    IBM 3584 3.x The HD frames addition to the TS3500 is supported with
    IBM microcode level A420 or greater.
    Mountain Gate D-360 Series 3.x
    Overland Data LXB 3.x
    Overland Data NEO Series 4100 3.x
    Plasmon G-Enterprise 4.3 (FCS) SPARC only
    Plasmon M20 3.x SPARC only
    Plasmon M32 3.x SPARC only
    Plasmon M52 3.x SPARC only
    Plasmon M104 3.x SPARC only
    Plasmon M156 3.x SPARC only
    Plasmon M258 3.x SPARC only
    Plasmon M500 3.x SPARC only
    Qualstar RLS Series 4.2 (FCS)
    Qualstar TLS Series 4.3 (FCS)
    Quantum/ATL P4000
    Quantum/ATL P7000
    Quantum PX500
    Sony CSM-20S 4.6 (-02)
    Sony CSM-60 PetaSite
    Sony CSM-100 PetaSite
    Sony CSM-200 PetaSite
    Sony DMS B9 3.x
    Sony DMS B9 3.x
    Sony DMS B150L 3.x
    Sony DMS 35 3.x
    Sony DMS 80L 3.x
    Sony DMS-8400 PetaSite 3.x
    Spectra Logic 2000 3.x
    Spectra Logic 9000 3.x
    Spectra Logic 10000S 3.x
    Spectra Logic Python Series (T950/380/200/120/T50/T50e) 4.6 (-06)

     

    Interoperable Network Attached Robotic Interfaces

     

    Type Min SAM Version EOL Notes
    STK ACSLS 6.0 3.5.0
    STK ACSLS 6.1 4.0 (-04)
    STK ACSLS 7.0 4.1 (FCS) No support for ACSLS on Linux
    4.1 (GA): support for firewall
    STK ACSLS 7.1 4.1 (FCS) No support for ACSLS on Linux
    Sun StorageTek ACSLS 7.2 4.6 (-04)
    Sun StorageTek ACSLS 7.3 4.6 (-06)
    StorageTek ACSLS 8.0.2 5.2
    StorageTek ACSLS 8.2
    5.3
    ADIC/Grau DAS 3.12 4.6 (-01), 4.5 (-06) SPARC only
    IBM 3494E 3.5.0 SPARC only
    Sony DZC-8000S 3.5.0 SPARC only
    Quantum i500/i2000/i6000 libraries
    5.3-02

     

    Interoperable Tape Drives and Media

    Type Min SAM Version EOL WORM Encryption Notes
    Ampex DST310 3.x 4.1 (FCS) None None
    Ampex DST312, 312S,312L,312M 3.x 4.1 (FCS) None None
    Ampex DST314,314L,314M,314S 3.x 4.1 (FCS) None None
    Archive Python 3.x None None
    Exabyte 8505 3.x None None
    Exabyte Mammoth II 3.x None None
    HP LTO-1 4.0 (-05) None None
    HP LTO-2 4.0 (-05) None None
    HP LTO-3 4.3 (FCS) Yes None
    HP LTO-4 4.6 (-04) None 5.2 Encryption qualified with StorageTek Crypto KMS 2.0.
    HP LTO-4 5.0 (FCS) Yes None
    HP LTO-5 5.2 (-01) 5.3 None
    HP LTO-6
    5.3 (-01)
    5.3 (-01)
    None
    HP Optical 1.3GB 3.x None None SPARC only
    HP Optical 2.6GB 3.x None None SPARC only
    HP Optical 5.2GB 3.x None None SPARC only
    HP Optical 9.1GB 3.x None None SPARC only
    IBM 3490 3.x None None
    IBM 3490E 3.x None None
    IBM 3590 3.x None None
    IBM 3590E 3.x None None
    IBM 3590H 3.x None None
    IBM 3592 J1A None None
    IBM 3592 E05 4.6 (FCS) Yes None
    IBM 3592 700GB 4.6 (-06) None None
    IBM LTO-1 4.0 (-02) None None
    IBM LTO-2 4.1 (FCS) None None 4.1.x (GA): requires drive firmware 38D0 or later
    IBM LTO-3 4.4 (FCS) Yes None
    IBM LTO-4 4.6 (-04) 4.6 (-06) Planned
    IBM LTO-5 5.2 (-01) 5.3 None
    IBM LTO-6
    5.3 (-01)
    5.3 (-01)
    None
    IBM TS1120 4.6 (-06) None None
    Plasmon UDO/MO 4.3 (FCS) Yes None SPARC only
    Quantum DLT 2000 3.x None None
    Quantum DLT 4000 3.x None None
    Quantum DLT 7000 3.x None None
    Quantum DLT 8000 None None
    Quantum Super DLT 220 4.0 None None
    Quantum Super DLT 320 4.0 None None
    Quantum Super DLT 600 None None
    Seagate LTO-1 4.0 (-02) None None
    Sony AIT-1 3.x None None
    Sony AIT-2 3.x None None
    Sony AIT-3 3.x None None
    Sony SAIT-1 4.1 (FCS) Yes None
    Sony SAIT-2 4.6 (-04) None None
    Sony DTF-1 3.x None None
    Sony DTF-2 3.x None None
    Sony Optical F521 3.x None None SPARC only
    Sony Optical F541 3.x None None SPARC only
    Sony Optical F551 3.x None None SPARC only
    StorageTek LTO-5 5.2 (-01) 5.3 None
    Sun StorageTek T9840A 3.x VolSafe None
    Sun StorageTek T9840B 4.0 (FCS) VolSafe None
    Sun StorageTek T9840C 4.1 (FCS) VolSafe None
    Sun StorageTek T9840D 4.6 (-06) Volsafe 5.2 Encryption qualified with StorageTek Crypto KMS 2.0.
    Sun StorageTek T9940A 3.x VolSafe None
    Sun StorageTek T9940B 4.0 (FCS) VolSafe None
    Sun StorageTek T10000A 4.6 (FCS) VolSafe Yes Media support for sport cartridge (xGB)
    Sun StorageTek T10000B 4.6 (-06) Volsafe 5.2 Encryption qualified with StorageTek Crypto KMS 2.0.
    Sun StorageTek T10000C 5.2 (-01) VolSafe 5.2 (-01)
    • Media support for sport cartridge (1TB) and Standard Cartridge (5TB)
    • Data Integrity Validation: 5.3 with Solaris 11, min. drive firmware = 1.53.315
    • Maximum Capacity option (5.5TB), min. drive firmware = 1.57.308.
    Sun StorageTek T10000D
    5.3-01
    VolSafe
    Yes
    Supported through both FC or FCoE connections.  Minimum drive firmware 4.06.106.  With 5.3-01, T10000D tapes will show up as 5TB until first labelled.  After that they will show actual capacity (8TB).  T10000D is otherwise fully supported.  Initial capacity will show correctly in a future patch of SAM-QFS. Also, add the following entry to /kernel/drv/st.conf if not already present, and reboot:

    st_dadp_settings=
             "STK     T10000C", "crc32c", "stk-crc32c",
             "STK     T10000D", "crc32c", "stk-crc32c"; <--- add this line