For the most recent tape drive for Windows, see Required software. The host bus adapter HBA and its device driver were installed automatically. Before you install the tape device driver, ensure that the following tasks are completed: The term tapeutil is a synonym for the tool that was delivered with the device driver. The IBM tape device driver has two installers: Perform a firmware update on tape drives or libraries.

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Perform a connection test. The server is powered on. Contact and feedback Need support? For the most recent tape drive for Windows, see Required software.

If using this link you will just need to choose your platform and press continue. The tape drive and HBA are connected.

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Installing the IBM tape driver for Windows

None of the above, continue with my search. The tape drives in the library are powered on. The goal is to give applications access to the functions required for basic tape functions such as backup and restore and medium changer operations such as cartridge mount and demountas well as to the advanced functions needed by full tape management systems.


Watson Product Search Search. Select a download from the options presented, and click Continue. Before you install the device drivers, please refer to the ISV web site or their support to find out what device drivers should be used for the ISV.

Retrieve and display cartridge usage and health information. Check the box next to the correct version and click continue.

Drivers for IBM devices

Operation that was performed at the time the problem was encountered NOTE: Description of the problem 4. Verify tape drive compression. The term tapeutil is a synonym for the tool that was delivered with the device driver. On the next page you can start downloading ITDT. However, if the problem persists after following these procedures, it is possible that an unexpected condition occurred in the ITDT environment.

Document information More support for: Platform Independent Software edition: Tape device drivers and software.

Perform firmware update check and retrieval for tape drives windowz libraries. Not Applicable Operating system s: Whenever possible, the driver is designed to take advantage of the device features transparent to the application. Be simply installed and handled.


Drivers for IBM devices

Use one of the following procedures, Find product or Select product, to access the IBM Fix Central portal and download the most recent version of the tape device driver. Perform task automation using the ITDT scripting interface.

Test the performance of the environment by completely writing a cartridge and measuring performance. Scan the system to discover all supported tape and library devices and show the results in an overview.

Select the appropriate box for the version desired and click continue. The tape drive is powered on. To access device drivers click on the appropriate web link.