To manage IBM libraries and drives on a Linux platform for a Tivoli Storage Manager server or storage agent, follow the detailed steps to configure the lin_tape device driver.
The following packages are required to manage IBM libraries and IBM drives on a Linux system:
The device driver for managing IBM libraries and IBM drives
The lin_taped daemon program can automatically create or delete special files under the /dev directory that correspond to the attached or detached tape devices.
ITDT is a tape utility program that exercises or tests the functions of the Linux device driver.
Steps to install lin_tape:
1): Download lin_tape packages from FixCentral by Referencing Technote 1428656
Product Group -Storage system
Product Family - Tape systems
Product Type - Tape device drives and software
lin_tape and lin_taped, choose tape device drivers
itdt : choose tape diagnostic tool ITDT
Platform : choose according platform
After choose above, you will be prompt to download the package, for example, for the device driver package, you will see packages like:
2): Steps of install lin_tape or lin_tape-1.61.0-1.src.rpm in above example:
#rpmbuild --rebuild lin_tape-1.61.0-1.src.rpm
# rpmbuild --rebuildlin_tape-1.61.0-1.src.rpm |tee lin-install.log Installing lin_tape-1.61.0-1.src.rpm
Executing(%prep): /bin/sh -e /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.53402
Checking for unpackaged file(s): /usr/lib/rpm/check-files /var/tmp/lin_tape-1.61.0-1-root-root
Executing(%clean): /bin/sh -e /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.91513
+ exit 0
The file that is named on this line, /usr/src/packages/RPMS/x86_64/lin_tape-1.61.0-1.x86_64.rpm, is the build package.
3): Run the following command to install the build package:
rpm -iv /usr/src/packages/RPMS/x86_64/lin_tape-1.61.0-1.x86_64.rpm
The command creates /dev/IBMtape /dev/IBMchange for an IBM library and drives.
Run the following command to install lin_taped:
rpm -iv lin_taped-1.61.0-sles11.x86_64.rpm
4) Steps to install ITDT:
1) Obtain proper itdt code from IBM Fix Central. you will be prompt to download package like:
2) download the code and Install ITDT:
a: chmod 700 itdtinst6.0.0.037LinuxX86_64
c: To use itdt:
Reference " IBM Tape Device Drivers Installation and User's Guide" Chapter 9 for details of ITDT Installation and User Guide.