The microcode download cannot be performed against a 7208 tape drive
Tape 7208-011 5gb 8mm
Customer is having troubles loading micro-code for a 7208-011
tape drive. Customer is getting this error message when
Loading it from diskette:
The microcode download cannot be performed.
An error occurred while attempting to access the microcode file.
This is an indication of one of the following conditions:
1. The latest level of microcode is not present.
2. The previous level of microcode is not present.
3. An error occurred while attempting to read the microcode file.
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First problem was the customer was using the wrong micro-code
I had the customer run this command against the diskette:
The customer was using IBM-85XL.02028300.7Z0A
which is for a 8mm 7gb tape drive.
The customer had another diskette with this level on it
The customer was still getting the same error on this diskette
I had the customer do this:
mv IBM-8505.00000001.7Z0A IBM-8505.00000001.800A
Now we could load the microcode on to the tape drive
rmdev -dl rmt1
turned the tape drive off
turned the tape drive back on
Also I had the customer get this APAR IX48701 PTF U437119
which will correct the error seen within diag.
Support Line: The microcode download cannot be performed against a 7208 tape drive ITEM: FA2298L
Dated: December 1997 Category: N/A
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