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Gracefully Remove Tape Drives and Library from cDOT

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Is it as simple as doing 'storage tape offline' to gracefully remove an LTO library and its drives from our FAS 8060 running cDOT 8.3?  We're in the process of replacing it with something better and would like to completely unplug it from our FAS 8060.

 

I've included the output of 'storage tape show' and 'storage tape show-media-changer' below:

 

filer::storage show> storage tape show


Device ID: 0c.1
Device Type: tape drive
Description: Hewlett-Packard LTO-5

Node Alias Device State Status
---------------- ----- ------------------------ ------
filerA st1 offline normal


Device ID: 0c.1L1
Device Type: media changer
Description: HP MSL G3 Series

Node Alias Device State Status
---------------- ----- ------------------------ ------
filerA mc1 available normal


Device ID: 0d.1
Device Type: tape drive
Description: Hewlett-Packard LTO-5

Node Alias Device State Status
---------------- ----- ------------------------ ------
filerA st0 ready-write-protected normal


Device ID: 0d.1L1
Device Type: media changer
Description: HP MSL G3 Series

Node Alias Device State Status
---------------- ----- ------------------------ ------
filerA mc0 available normal
4 entries were displayed.

filer::storage show> storage tape show


Device ID: 0c.1
Device Type: tape drive
Description: Hewlett-Packard LTO-5

Node Alias Device State Status
---------------- ----- ------------------------ ------
filerA st1 offline normal


Device ID: 0c.1L1
Device Type: media changer
Description: HP MSL G3 Series

Node Alias Device State Status
---------------- ----- ------------------------ ------
filerA mc1 available normal


Device ID: 0d.1
Device Type: tape drive
Description: Hewlett-Packard LTO-5

Node Alias Device State Status
---------------- ----- ------------------------ ------
filerA st0 ready-write-protected normal


Device ID: 0d.1L1
Device Type: media changer
Description: HP MSL G3 Series

Node Alias Device State Status
---------------- ----- ------------------------ ------
filerA mc0 available normal
4 entries were displayed.

 

filer::storage show> storage tape show-media-changer

Media Changer: 0c.1L1
Description: HP MSL G3 Series
WWNN: 5:001:XXX
WWPN: 5:001:XXX
Serial Number: MXA0XXX

Errors: -

Paths:
Node Initiator Alias Device State
-------------------- --------- ----- ------------------------
filerA 0c mc1 available

Media Changer: 0d.1L1
Description: HP MSL G3 Series
WWNN: 5:001:XXX
WWPN: 5:001:XXX
Serial Number: MXA0XXX

Errors: -

Paths:
Node Initiator Alias Device State
-------------------- --------- ----- ------------------------
filerA 0d mc0 available
2 entries were displayed.::storage show> storage tape show-media-changer

Media Changer: 0c.1L1
Description: HP MSL G3 Series
WWNN: 5:001:XXX
WWPN: 5:001:XXX
Serial Number: MXA0XXX

Errors: -

Paths:
Node Initiator Alias Device State
-------------------- --------- ----- ------------------------
filerA 0c mc1 available

Media Changer: 0d.1L1
Description: HP MSL G3 Series
WWNN: 5:001:XXX
WWPN: 5:001:XXX
Serial Number: MXA0XXX

Errors: -

Paths:
Node Initiator Alias Device State
-------------------- --------- ----- ------------------------
filerA 0d mc0 available
2 entries were displayed.

 

 

Re: Gracefully Remove Tape Drives and Library from cDOT

Hi You can use storage tape offline, refer https://library.netapp.com/ecmdocs/ECMP1610202/html/storage/tape/offline.html https://library.netapp.com/ecmdocs/ECMP1610206/html/GUID-97498EB7-D056-4044-BDE0-BB4AEE702B43.html
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