35GB DLT Microcode
New level description
This release of microcode for the 35GB DLT tape drive for models
7205-311 and 7337-305 is version 2150.
This version is a recommended upgrade.
In order to complete the microcode download to a 35GB DLT tape drive
you will need to get the GENUCODE package from the IBM RS/6000 WEB
site along with the microcode and DSDATA file in this package.
This package will get you to step where you will need to use GENUCODE
to download the microcode into the tape drive.
Machine Type Current Level Also Know As
7205-311 2150 V80
7337-305 2150 V80
To display the level of microcode in the 35GB DLT tape drive do the
following AIX command:
lscfg -vl rmt0 <--- change the drive number to reflect>
the actual rmt address of the 35GB
DLT tape drive.
The output of the command will look like this:
DEVICE LOCATION DESCRIPTION
rmt0 00-03-01-0,0 Differential SCSI DLT Tape Drive
Machine Type and Model......IBM-7205
Device Specific.(Z1)........1734 <-- This is the microcode level>
currently in the drive.
- Download the zip files to the RS/6000
- Follow the instructions for expanding the zip files given on the
IBM web page.
- The following are the files in the package:
- Change to the directory just built:
- You will now need to copy from the new directory to the /tmp
the files needed for downloading the microcode to the tape
- For the IBM 7205-311
cp dsdata.IBM7205 /tmp/dsdata
cp IBM-7205.2150.A0B00E24 /tmp/IBM-7205.2150.A0B00E24
- For the IBM 7337-305
cp dsdata.DLT7000 /tmp/dsdata
cp DLT7000.2150.A0B00E24 /tmp/DLT7000.2150.A0B00E24
- You now need to use the instructions in the GENUCODE package.